dotMobi Names Mobile Industry Veteran James Pearce as VP of Technology

By Afilias Mobile & Web Services
Afilias Mobile & Web Services
James Pearce

dotMobi, the official worldwide registry for the .mobi domain, today announced the appointment of James Pearce as vice president of technology. In this role, Pearce will work closely with standards bodies and the development community to lead dotMobi's developer initiatives.

Pearce brings more than a decade's experience in the mobile technology sector to dotMobi, where he will focus on equipping developers with useful information and tools to enable them to create quality mobile Internet sites with ease. Additionally, Pearce is responsible for dotMobi product and technology roadmaps, domain name technologies, content tools, the company's developer community and applicable open standards.

"James will add strength to dotMobi's initiatives, given his extensive experience working with mobile standards," said Neil Edwards, CEO of dotMobi. "We are looking forward to James' leading dotMobi's new products and solutions to ensure the overall growth of the Internet on mobile phones. His work will support the continued growth of quality mobile content by providing the developer community with tools they need to build a faster and more reliable mobile Internet experience."

Prior to dotMobi, Pearce was CTO at Argogroup, which specialises in optimising the experience for users of mobile and converged applications. Prior to Argogroup, Pearce worked for AnywhereYouGo.com - a top destination for mobile developers - where he launched the Wireless Internet Lab, a professional services environment that allowed mobile developers to test and validate their mobile applications before they were launched. During his time at AnywhereYouGo.com, Pearce worked closely with The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) developing interoperable technologies (specifications, guidelines, software and tools) to help lead the Web to reach its full potential.

Pearce holds a Masters degree with Honors in Physics from the University of Oxford.

Related topics: DNS, Domain Names, Mobile Internet, Registry Services, New TLDs

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