NEW YORK, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- City Information Services Incorporated (CityIS, Inc.), the global video communications company, today announced that David Luff has been named Vice President, Northeast, CityIS, Inc. with immediate effect. In this role Luff will be responsible for providing leadership and sales development across the Northeast region. Based in Greater Boston, Massachusetts, Luff will report to James de Poortere, CEO, CityIS, Inc. In addition, Luff will have a global responsibility within the Viju Group for business and solution development in the Banking & Finance sector.
Luff joins CityIS after 7 years as TANDBERG's Global Practice Leader for Banking & Finance and more recently, following the acquisition by Cisco, as a key member of the global TelePresence team. His global responsibility included working with Fortune 500 organizations to build industry focused applications for video communications and collaboration.
Commenting on the appointment, Group Chairman, Rune Jensen said: "This appointment will undoubtedly strengthen our senior management team. Luff brings valuable experience to this position and will add range and depth of knowledge to our already talented team. I have no doubt he'll help us continue to deliver exceptional results that delight our clients." He continues, "This appointment will make a real contribution to the continued expansion of the Group. I am confident that this, and other appointments, will put the Viju Group in the best shape possible to meet future ambitious growth and profitability targets."
Luff has worked with many financial institutions developing a business-to-business video exchange network, to create video communications solutions that seamlessly link critical stakeholders, enabling real time responsiveness and improving operational efficiencies. He developed TANDBERG's Real Time Advisor™ solution in 2005 which allows retail oriented financial institutions to use video conferencing to provide an enhanced customer experience across all delivery channels and to deliver expertise at point-of-need for revenue generation and cross-sell. In addition, he worked with several top global banks developing usage assessment and return on investment model for video conferencing and telepresence deployments. In his role at CityIS, Luff will also work with key industry analysts and thought leaders to continue to forward Viju's vision for integrated industry vertical offerings.
Prior to joining TANDBERG, Luff served as Key Partner Manager for JP Morgan Chase where he developed co-branded credit card loyalty programs for Dell, British Airways, Southwest Airlines and Six Continents Priority Club. Previously he was Vice President Strategic Alliances for CMGI and Director of Partner Development at EMC.
He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration/Marketing from the California State University, Chico and an MBA in International Finance from Babson College's F.W. Olin School of Management in Wellesley, MA.
CityIS is a Cisco TelePresence Master Authorized Technology Partner (ATP) and a TANDBERG Migration Master partner.
CityIS, a Viju Group company, is a video communications specialist. Together, they are setting the standard for video conferencing, telepresence, audio visual integration and collaboration & visualization solutions.
CityIS assist organizations achieve true business transformation by improving operational efficiencies and realizing competitive advantage through global video communications. The company delivers a unified communications platform, changing the way organizations communicate and interact.
Corporate offices are located in New York, New Jersey, London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Amsterdam and Singapore. Their global reach is supported by local engineers and extends beyond 90 countries worldwide with a global alliance partner network.
About Viju AS
Viju AS is a leading international supplier of collaboration, communication and visualization solutions for the oil industry and for other sectors such as banking, finance, public sector, health, pharmaceuticals, professional services and media.
Viju is Cisco's largest 'Visual Communication Specialist Partner' in the world with offices across Europe, North America and Asia and a network of leading local partners in the rest of the world. Viju have experienced a strong growth the last 4 years despite the challenging international economic situation, with a CAGR of 62 % in this period. The Viju revenue for 2011 is expected to be above USD 125 million.