Mike Cawley is architect of XrossFire's strategy, bridging top Japanese and Asian technology to Europe, Africa and Middle East (EMEA) by organizing large-scale partnerships for vertical markets in smart energy, health, and wireless broadband infrastructures.
Mike has through his 35+ years career developed personal relationships with many of EMEA's top-flight companies, operators, and governments. He has helped innovate and implement market leading EMEA telecommunications "firsts" for several top global networking companies. He continues to serve as board member for prominent companies bridging US technology companies seeking EMEA markets.
Co-Founder and CEO of Total Optical Networks (TON) AG, a Swiss broadband carrier, Mike led the formation and highly successful launch of this 1st to market multi-gigabit operator for Fortune 500 multinationals demanding 24x7 availability. TON continues to dominate this highly lucrative Swiss market through its popular "6 Sigma Service Reliability".
Mike most recently formulated an impressive string of successes for Sorrento Networks (DWDM/optical switching) in the complex markets of Algeria and South Africa. Prior to this he was Director/Principal with ixAssociates Ltd a consultancy in the network security and audit software market place.
At VC Worldview, Mike formed panels and consortiums in partnership with EMEA CTO’s and Marketing teams from France Telecom, Deutsch Telecom, Telefonica, and BT to identify strategic technologies to fuel future growth and reduce subscriber churn.
Mike has held VP positions variously at Worldview Technology Partners (a Venture Capital firm based in Silicon Valley), Orascom Technologies, Network Equipment Technologies, Timeplex, MAKE Systems and Rockwell Networks. Currently residing in UK, Mike has also served international assignments in Singapore, Hong Kong, US, and Australia.