Cubbit announces advisory board: Alec Ross, Mikko Suonenlahti, and Nicolas Ott
June 2023 by Marc Jacob
Cubbit announced the creation of its advisory board. Its first members to join are Alec Ross, Mikko Suonenlahti, and Nicolas Ott. These advisors will support Cubbit through its international growth and will identify strategic opportunities for the company’s development. Ross, Suonenlahti, and Ott have long-standing track records in holding leading roles in the technology, cloud, and telco sectors.
Alec Ross is an American technology policy expert, entrepreneur, and author. Alec served as Senior Advisor for Innovation for Hillary Clinton during her tenure as Secretary of State, and he was the coordinator for the Technology & Media Policy Committee during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign in 2008. He is a board member of Amplo, a global venture capital firm, and sits on other boards of companies specialising in technology, finance, education, human resources, and cyber security.
Mikko Suonenlahti, from Finland, is a business builder in his fifth decade of supporting tech founders that invent the future, having served on approximately 100 boards in eight countries. He has been a lead investor in the first institutional financing rounds of two businesses, which have reached a value of more than €1 billion, and two Nasdaq US IPOs.
Nicolas Ott, from France, is currently Senior Advisor to Ardian Infrastructure in telecommunications (one of the world’s largest private investment funds), partner of Inovexus early stage VC fund, and independent director at Totem Group (Orange group’s towerco). Nicolas counts a long experience in the telco and IoT sectors. He was Managing Director in Arqiva Telecom & M2M (UK), a Board Member of Wireless Broadband Alliance, and Vice President in Strategy, Regulation, Planning & Public Affairs in EE Ltd (UK).
Since the announcement of the Next Generation Cloud Pioneers program in April 2022, Cubbit now serves more than 130+ companies, enterprises, and institutions, including Aeroporto Marconi di Bologna, Amadori, Bonfiglioli, CNP Vita (Unicredit Group), Granarolo, Marcheno Municipality, and SCM Group.
While expanding the team, Cubbit is evolving its technology to become an enabler of multi-cloud and edge solutions.