Contribution of Continuum’s Keith Fotta Expected to Help CompTIA’s Mission of Advancing Global IT Industry
BOSTON – Jan. 6, 2015 – Keith Fotta, Director, Telecommunications Industry at Continuum®, the industry's only channel-exclusive provider of fully integrated managed IT services solutions, has joined CompTIA’s Telecom Advisory Council, an invite-only council that provides CompTIA with strategic, near-term insight on channel issues and telecom industry trends. Council members demonstrate in-depth knowledge and expertise in a multitude of telecom channel roles and are recognized as industry influencers.
“The convergence of the IT and telecom markets continues unabated and our Telecom Advisory Council members are on the leading edge of this significant transformation,” said Annette Taber, Vice President, Channel Strategies, CompTIA. “Keith Fotta has keen insights into the forces changing technology channels and what companies must do to evolve and thrive in this new environment. We’re pleased to welcome him to the leadership team of our Telecom Advisory Council and look forward to his contributions in support of CompTIA’s mission of advancing the global IT industry.”
Keith Fotta heads up Continuum’s telecommunications vertical where he is responsible for working with carriers and partners to enable them to successfully leverage the opportunity created by the convergence of managed IT services and telecommunications. He previously served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at Gryphon Networks Corp which he founded in 1995. He has participated in numerous Federal Trade Commission (FTC) roundtable discussions and co-authored, “Inside the Minds: Software Leadership Strategies,” published by Aspatore Books. Keith has received numerous awards for innovation and technology leadership and is the author of numerous telecommunications and software patents. Prior to Gryphon Networks, he served in senior management in both the financial services and financial publishing industries.
Keith earned a bachelor's degree in economics from Boston College and has mentored students through membership in the Boston College High Technology Council.
“The convergence of telecom and IT is having a major impact on channel direction and the Telecom Advisory Council’s guidance allows CompTIA to maximize the benefit brought to the channel,” said Keith Fotta. “I am looking forward to helping vendors, carriers and other key channel members achieve growth and financial goals through my role on the CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council.”
CompTIA is the voice of the world’s IT industry, advancing the global interests of IT professionals and IT channel organizations and enabling them to be more successful. For more information, visit: http://www.comptia.org/.
For more information on the CompTIA Telecom Advisory Council, visit: http://www.comptia.org/communities/councils/telecom-advisory-council.