In 2003, founders Alex Duncan, Brian Kelly and Billy Shekleton left behind the leading SMSC vendor in the world of that time and created Openmind Networks.

Since then, Openmind has strongly emerged as the fastest growing vendor in its market, with a single powerful mobile platform that now offers multiple communication services to all market segments within the Telecoms industry.

Openmind’s Communication Platform is deployed in over 120 sites across 30 countries in Europe, Middle East, Asia and North America, powering over 1 Billion transactions every day. Customers include Mobile Operators, Inter-Carrier Operators and Social Media providers. Our technology provides a gateway for communication and the transfer of data that takes place between individuals, groups, Apps, Service Providers and machines. Openmind’s platform offer our customers all of the interfaces required to deliver and develop these services.

Each day, the platform delivers over 1 Billion Messages worldwide. Customers include mobile network operators, inter-carrier operators and global giants in social media. The platform, known as Traffic Control, incorporates all messaging functions such as SMSC, MMSC, USSD, Anti-Spam and next generation services such as IP SM-GW and RCS. A Telco API is available to external developers, which makes the complex area of data transport between apps easy to implement.

Rich Communications (RCS) is a crucial service for mobile operators to embrace as it is the only way operators can re-engage subscribers and move towards satisfying their expectations in IP messaging, voice and video. Traffic Control reduces overall total cost of ownership and enables our customers to embrace a new era of Rich Communications.

Alex Duncan

Co-Founder and CEO

Alex has led the business through significant changes from a zero revenue base to a multi-million dollar global enterprise with telecommunication customers in all parts of the world. Alex is responsible for leading the Openmind team to greater growth through the development and implementation of the Company strategy. Alex holds two Trinity College Dublin Degrees; a Master’s Degree in International Business together with Bachelor’s Degree in Electronic Engineering.

Brian Kelly

Co-Founder and CTO

Brian is responsible for the overall technical strategy at Openmind, driving innovation for existing and new product development. Brian has a wealth of experience from the messaging industry. While at LogicaCMG, Brian was responsible for increasing the performance of the original Telepath SMSC architecture by two orders of magnitude and for designing and implementing their next generation messaging architecture for both SMS and MMS (Picasso).

Billy Shekleton

Co-Founder and CFO

As Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, Billy is responsible for Financial Strategy, Risk Management and Financial Control at Openmind. Previously, Billy spent 20 years with a number of high profile companies in the telecom and computer sectors, based in Ireland, UK and USA. Billy is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and is a member of the Executive Council of the Irish Software Association.

Richard Lemmers

SVP Global Sales and Product Management

With over 15 year of International Sales and Business Development experience, Richard is bringing a wealth of Commercial acumen to the company.

Since the start of 2013, Richard had a strong focus and involvement on strategic customer growth of Openmind’s Traffic Control across the world. In January 2016 he was appointed SVP Global Sales and Product management. Richard graduated from the Dutch Navy with a degree in Electronics and Weapon engineering.

Patrick Dillon

VP Operations

Patrick is responsible for Project Delivery, Service Delivery and Customer Support. Patrick brings over 20 years’ of experience developing, marketing and supplying products, solutions and services for the Telecommunications industry.

Patrick has a first class honours degree in Electronic Engineering and an MBA, both from Dublin City University. Patrick has lectured in the areas of Business Strategy, Operations Management and Process Innovation.

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