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Technology Pioneers: Linus Torvalds

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Linus Torvalds might not be a household name, but his impact on the modern world is undeniable. During his time at the University of Helsinki, between 1988 and 1996, Linus would invent what is now Linux, and spearhead the development of open source software as a popular and viable alternative to proprietary software.

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In the news: Outplay Entertainment hires VP Marketing from King

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Luis De La Camara has joined leading mobile game developer Outplay Entertainment as VP Marketing, where he was placed by executive search firm Neon River.

With his deep experience of working within the mobile games sector, and having played a key role in helping to build the success of mobile smash hit Candy Crush Saga whilst at King, Luis will bring an exciting range of skills to Outplay.

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Technology Industry Moves: Summer 2018

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Technology Industry Moves Summer 2018

PE backed train ticket provider The Trainline has appointed James Moore as General Manager UK. James is the former GM for Amazon Tickets and Senior Director Global Marketing for eBay.

Oath, the digital content business that owns AOL and Yahoo’s content businesses, has appointed Anna Watkins as Managing Director UK. Anna is the former CEO of Mofilm and the former Managing Director of Guardian Labs.

Online property investment platform Property Partner has appointed Marshall King as CEO. Marshall was the former CEO Europe for TPG-backed Searchflow.

Leading online fashion business Yoox has appointed Giueseppe Tamola as Global Brand and Marketing Director. Giuseppe is the former country manager for Spain, Italy and Poland with Zalando.

VC backed online property marketplace Uniplaces has appointed Cyril Jessua as CEO. Cyril is the former MD France for Groupon and CEO of OPnGO.

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Jolanta Senkova joins Neon River as a Consultant

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Jolanta is a Consultant at Neon River who specialises in working with CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs to help them build world class management teams. Jolanta has particular experience of working with high growth technology and services companies across Europe and is an expert in identifying and qualifying talent for entrepreneurial technology companies.

Jolanta holds a BA in International Relations from King’s College London and a MA in Political Analysis of Russia and Eastern Europe from University College London.

Peter Franks, Founder and Partner at Neon River commented, “We are delighted to have Jolanta working with us, her intelligence, communication skills and international experience will be invaluable in helping us to grow and deliver for our clients.”