Today, MultiTaction, a leading provider of advanced visualization and collaboration solutions, announces the appointment of ex-Microsoft Executive as Chief Executive Officer
“I am truly excited to announce the appointment of Ari Rahkonen to the position of CEO at MultiTaction” said Paul Greenfield, Chairman. “Ari has had a phenomenal career with leading technology organizations such as Microsoft and IBM and more recently has been advising local Finnish companies on their growth strategies. He is an ideal person to lead the company into the next stage of its growth and we are fortunate to have him on board. He has also been a board member of our company for nearly a year so he has a good understanding of the opportunities and challenges ahead.”
Ari Rahkonen, BBA, is the former CEO of Microsoft Finland and has been Chairman of the Board of Innofactor from 2015 to 2018, He also has been a startup entrepreneur and a member of management and advisory boards in a number of companies. He served as Vice Chairman of Technology Industries from 2011 to 2014. Prior to working at Microsoft, Mr. Rahkonen worked at IBM for six years, and prior to that he was CEO of Lotus.
“I am quite excited to join MultiTaction as the CEO after having been a member of the Board of Directors since December 2017. Today’s executives and innovators need to run their businesses intelligently to win, and one of the biggest challenges they face is the management of highly complex, globally-distributed operations. MultiTaction has truly world-leading technology combining the user experience of wall-to-wall touch screens and flowing data visualizations. It literally takes the man-machine touch interface to the next dimension, the performance and capability of its software solutions are simply extraordinary. Having been deeply involved with collaboration products for decades, I regard MultiTaction’s Canvus solution in particular as a game changer, and I look forward to helping the company on its path to continued success,” says Ari Rahkonen.
Our Canvus collaboration software makes it possible for remote users to share, manipulate, draw and input information in real-time wherever they are based. Canvus operates on our own advanced touch screens but also works on many other hardware platforms including the Surface Hub from Microsoft. Our customers use Canvus to facilitate connected meetings across multiple locations with users interacting directly with advanced touch screens – all with minimum latency.
Our Showcase presentation software has been designed specifically to ‘show off’ great content but also to make exploring and discovering that content super easy. Some materials are aimed at clients, some are aimed at employees to educate or guide and some are simply designed to delight. What all of these scenarios have in common, is the need for someone to first discover the material and then engage with it to get the anticipated experience. There are two parts to the solution – the Showcase player and the Showcase Editor. The editor is where the real work takes place as you drag and drop your media content into the presentation structure that you have defined for your showcase.
We also design and build the most responsive touch technology in the industry. Our 55” multi-touch displays can pick up and track an unlimited number of fingers, hands, objects, cards or pens at any one time. Our iWall provides an unparalleled user experience with a unique hardware design means which that we are able to deliver capabilities that cannot be found in other forms of multi touch technology.
Our Headquarters and R&D facility are located in Helsinki, where our Company was founded out of Helsinki University. We have offices in London, Singapore, New York, Chicago and Mountain View supporting over 700 customer installations in over 40 countries.
Learn more at www.multitaction.com
Press Release Contact: Melissa Adamson MultiTaction Tel: (971) 297-9273