Axon opening London R&D hub

Posted on 9 February, 2022 by Advance 

Provider of connected public safety technologies, Axon, is continuing its global expansion by opening its first European research and development (R&D) office in London.

Axon has appointed Ran Mokady as site GM and SVP of Real-Time Operations.
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Axon has appointed Ran Mokady as site lead and will look to hire world-class engineers, product managers and related roles over the coming months to further Axon's mission to protect life and globally deliver disruptive technologies to public safety. The London R&D hub is Axon's fourth after Seattle, Ho Chi Minh City and Scottsdale, Ariz.

Axon's real-time operations suite of solutions is dedicated to delivering decision-making and communication tools that support real-time situational awareness. This suite of modern communication tools include Axon Dispatch, creating better informed first responders and Axon Respond, real-time situational awareness software that integrates with the Axon sensors network of body cameras, in-car cameras and other devices.

"As a long time believer in using technology to dramatically improve quality of life, I am excited to be joining the Axon team on the mission to protect life," said Mr Mokady. "I am looking forward to establishing Axon's R&D presence in Europe and offering European engineers the opportunity to join us and write code that saves lives.

"As the creator of the world's first LTE-connected body-worn camera and the largest provider of de-escalation training, we are leading the charge to connect first responders and enable them to make more informed decisions," said Jeff Kunins, Chief Product Officer and EVP, Software. "We're excited to welcome Mr Mokady to Axon as our new leader for real-time operations and are looking forward to continued growth and innovation from our new R&D hub in London."

Ran Mokady will also join Axon's leadership team as Senior Vice President of Real-Time Operations. He has over three decades of experience in leading product, design and engineering teams at large corporations including Microsoft, Skype and Amazon. He has a deep track record of delivering real-time communications services at scale, powering billions of messages for hundreds of millions of customers.

Mr Mokady was previously at Amazon Alexa, where he most recently served as Director and General Manager.