Montréal (Canada), January 30th 2019 –Ni2, a leading provider of Service and Operations Management software, is pleased to announce the appointment of Benjamin Desmarais as Chief Executive Officer. Joseph Hatchuel, co-founder of Ni2 and outgoing CEO will continue to serve Ni2 as Chief Alliance Officer to strengthen the company’s accelerated growth strategy.
An entrepreneur himself, Benjamin Desmarais co-founded Canadian-based Fibrenoire, a fast-growing telecommunications company specializing exclusively in fibre-optic connectivity services for businesses. As President and CEO, he steered the company’s vision and success until its acquisition in 2016, after which he oversaw its transition of operations.
“It’s with great confidence that we welcome Benjamin Desmarais as the timing is perfect for him to spearhead the company’s innovation and growth” said Joseph Hatchuel. Benjamin’s successful venture with Fibrenoire makes him well positioned to understand first-hand our customers’ challenges as they prepare for the arrival of disruptive technologies such as 5G and edge computing. He is a strong leader with a great ability for translating vision and strategy into successful execution and bringing together teams and technology to drive results”.
“I am grateful to Joseph Hatchuel and Ni2 board of directors for their trust and ongoing support,” said Benjamin Desmarais. “Joseph has led this company since its inception through tremendous change and important strategic initiatives and Ni2 will continue to benefit from his industry insight as he transitions into his new role. Looking ahead, we are committed to accelerating our strategy – to offer innovative solutions that enable service providers to monetize their infrastructure investments by optimizing capacity and accelerating service delivery.”
Ni2 delivers innovative software solutions that help service providers monetize their infrastructure investments by optimizing capacity and accelerating service delivery. Our solutions bridge the gap between traditional Operating Support Systems (OSS) solutions and those capable of paving the way to automated service delivery and zero touch provisioning. Ni2 offers an integrated suite of back-office applications– powered by a new open and dynamic platform that supports the standards for self-provisioning, automation, predictive and other leading-edge technologies.