Leonardo invests in R&D and new product leadership

Leonardo Worldwide Corp. is investing in technology and research and development in order to develop innovative software solutions. Victor Robison, Leonardo’s chief technology officer, has been appointed Leonardo’s first-ever chief scientist and vice president innovation and will lead the company’s research initiatives in key areas.

Along with Robison, Leonardo has also appointed Ranji Narine as vice president engineering, and Derek Wagland as vice president product management. Narine and Wagland worked together at NexJ Systems, where they executed and refined a managed agile process that they will implement at Leonardo.

In the past year, Leonardo has also tripled the size of the UI/UX team to further invest resources in product development and fulfill its mission to develop innovative technology with stimulating visual design and incredible usability.

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As the demand for fast-paced online technology grows, Leonardo has been working with industry cloud providers such as Amazon Web Services since 2009 and has recently made an over $1 million investment in infrastructure to open a new North American Data Center campus at Equinix Ashburn Virginia, known as the “backbone of the internet” where most software companies host their cloud services as well. This investment will allow Leonardo to continue to provide cutting-edge technology solutions to the hospitality industry.

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