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Sequent Hires Alain DeSouza as Vice President of Market Development

Industry Veteran to Drive NFC Solutions for Sequent in Canada (January 05, 2012)

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/05/12 -- Sequent Software, a leading provider of Near Field Communication (NFC) software and services, is pleased to announce it has hired Alain DeSouza as the vice president of market development for Canada. Mr. DeSouza will lead Sequent's business initiatives in Canada, working with wireless operators, card issuers, and application developers in this fast-growing market.

Mr. DeSouza joins Sequent from Research in Motion, where he served as Senior Market Development Manager, leading the mobile financial commercialization strategy globally. He has developed a wide range of NFC programs, including payments, access control, loyalty programs, and location-based services.

"Alain's extensive experience in mobile innovation and depth of expertise working in the NFC ecosystem is a major win for our customers and Sequent. Under Alain's stewardship, we expect that market leaders in Canada will quickly enjoy the benefits of our technology solution," said Drew Weinstein, CEO of Sequent.

Mr. DeSouza brings 16 years of experience in market development and marketing roles with a variety of enterprise and consumer technology companies including Symantec, Amdocs, and the British Trade and Investment Office.

About Sequent Software

Sequent provides a neutral platform that unlocks the potential of NFC for consumers and the mobile and issuing industries. Sequent's solution consists of on-device middleware and services, allowing participants to focus on their core business while providing value-added, mobile-centric capabilities that result in rich consumer experiences. The company has one of the highest concentrations of mobile and payment experts within a single firm dedicated to enabling NFC services. Sequent executives have led the deployment of many of the world's most significant NFC trials, and have worked on mobile and payment strategy for brands like AT&T, VISA, and ViVOtech. Sequent's investors include Opus Capital and SK Telecom Ventures. For more information, please visit

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