Colt promotes Voltolini to newly created role of VP of strategy and innovation

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Colt Technology Services promotes Mirko Voltolini to the newly created role of VP of strategy and innovation. (Pixabay)

Colt Technology Services announced on Thursday that it has promoted Mirko Voltolini to the newly created role of VP of strategy and innovation. Colt said Voltolini's new role goes beyond products and technology as he and his team will play a key role in defining and driving the execution of Colt’s broader strategy going forward.

Voltolini's job description includes "underpinning Colt’s product capabilities with innovation and the latest emerging technologies in order to ensure Colt remains an industry leader."

Formerly the head of network on demand, Voltolini previously oversaw the development of Colt’s on-demand platform, as well as driving Colt’s development and delivery of its online digital customer experience offering. Voltolini has spearheaded Colt's overhaul of its systems and infrastructure over the past few years as it launched new services and products such as SD-WAN, universal customer premises equipment and a production trial of Lean NFV.

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Mirko Voltolini

Voltolini, who has been with Colt for almost 19 years, also sits on the MEF board and has been a speaker and panelist at industry events.

“Mirko has always been someone in our business who constantly seeks to share his wealth of technical expertise, in order to drive Colt forward," said Colt CEO Keri Gilder, in a statement. "I am thrilled to elevate him into this new role so he can continue to pair up his knowledge of innovative technologies and his knowledge of Colt to allow us to continue to transform our organization.”

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Gilder took over as Colt's CEO in May of last year. Since then, she has led a re-organization of Colt, which included personnel changes, as part of an overall four-point plan.

“I feel very privileged to be taking on this new role," said Voltolini, in a statement. "Seeing both Colt and the industry evolve and innovate has been something I have always been passionate about, and I feel this next period will be particularly exciting for our sector.

"The way Keri has structured our organization primes us to be ready to assist enterprises as they prepare for their next wave of growth, and that’s exactly what we’re going to do.”