R3 names Dorothy Copeland, former IBM and Amazon Web Services executive, head of Partner Ecosystem & Alliances

IPC joins R3 to support Corda blockchain networks on Connexus ecosystem

R3, enterprise blockchain technology company, announced the appointment of former IBM and Amazon Web Services (AWS) executive, Dorothy Copeland, as Global Head of Partner Ecosystem & Alliances.

Copeland joins the company after a tenure at IBM where she was responsible for ecosystem partner sales, programs, and business development. She lead IBM’s partner business function in the fields of software, cloud, systems and services for over 80,000 solution providers, ISVs, MSPs, cloud providers, channel resellers, distributors and digital marketplaces. Copeland is also a member of the IBM Acceleration Team, an internal board of top-performing IBM executives.

Prior to her position at IBM, Copeland held senior positions at Amazon Web Services (AWS) where she assembled the company’s global ecosystem programs from the ground-up. There Copeland also created the first IaaS-focused channel, MSP and Competency programs in the industry, expanding AWS’ ecosystem to a multibillion-dollar business, across tens of thousands of partners around the world.

Coepland’s appointment at R3 will help the development of the company’s worldwide partner sales and ecosystem programs throughout key vertical market industries.

Dorothy Copeland, commented:

Dorothy Copeland

I’m delighted to join R3 to drive the significant opportunity in the market for R3’s partner ecosystem. R3 has differentiated itself as the clear leader in enterprise blockchain platforms, which have the potential to transform industries around the world. R3’s technology is well positioned for partners to build robust enterprise blockchain solutions, providing business outcomes across a wide variety of use cases. The opportunity for R3 is similar to the early stages of cloud when I joined AWS in early 2010 to build out their thriving ecosystem.

Cathy Minter, Chief Revenue Officer, R3 stated:

R3 is committed to supporting our ecosystem partners and Dorothy will lead our engagement. She joins at an important juncture for R3, as we move on our work establishing Corda Enterprise as the go-to technology for the enterprise space, deepening our relations with our partners. Dorothy brings a world class experience of growing and developing partnership programs on evolving technology platforms. We’re delighted to have her on the team as we take this next important step in our development.

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