Chief Executive Officer – John Dow

John’s role is to set the long-term strategy for the company. John’s background is in engineering, he brings a disciplined, global perspective to the company. He has held senior management positions in Africa, South America and the Caribbean.

Vice President Services – Charles Dow

Charles wears many hats. He leads a team that provides services to the real estate needs of the public or real estate agents.  Charles also acts as an advisor to multiple IT projects, he leads the planning effort and provides senior technical QA oversight, development and training for projects. Charles is a Linux evangelist and actively tests multiple distros, usually returning to his favorite.

Prior to Knowledge and Objects, Charles was the Vice-President – Product development at SLMsoft Inc., his background includes several years with both Deloitte and Touche and Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) where he held senior roles. The application developed by his team for Allied-Signal won the OO/Component-based Development at Application Development Trends Magazine’s Innovator Award.
Charles is the author of the following technical articles:

“Web 2.0 Collaboration Best Practices”; a free Whitepaper published by Knowledge and Objects Inc. August 2007
“Connecting SQL Server to the Internet”; for the book “Building Microsoft SQL Server 7. Applications with COM” published by John Wiley & Sons 1999 ISBN 0-471-19233-3
“A Technical primer for Getting Started with JavaBeans” for the “The Handbook of Data Management 1999”, published by Auerbach/CRC Press 1998 ISBN 0-8493-9976-9
“The essentials of XML” pulished by CRC Press / Auerbach 2001
“Web Services using SOAP” published by Auerbach 2001

Charles has been a guest speaker at the:

5th. Annual Java & Object Tech. Forum and Showcase: COM/CORBA Tutorial Nov. 98
Sprint User Group ’95
Sprint User Group ’96.

Vice President Telecom – Merv Aranha

Results oriented telecommunications / e-commerce professional, with over 24+ yearsexperience developing technology solutions. Notable clients include: BCE-Emergis, Nortel Networks, Scotia Bank, National Bank of Canada, T-D Bank, Bank of Montreal, Bell Canada, Rogers, Telus, Bell Northern Research, Saudi Telecom, Telstra, Deutsche Bundespost, and Litton Systems. 5+ years in Development of Central Office Software, 10+ years Central Office Engineering Design, 10+ years Executive Management of Contracts/Projects related to Telecom / E-commerce and CRM infrastructure. NGN Architecture, Solutions Expert, Client Engagement Champion.

Expert knowledge on the Design of Billing for Telecom Services, Management of GPON, CDMA, GSM, HSPA and LTE rollouts, Internet based CRM, Network Operations Centres (NOC), 5ESS Central Office Switching, Meridian-1 Software Development and Emergency Field Support, Network Security and Encryption, SONET and Optical Networking Infrastructure, as well as project and contract management.