CAMBRIDGE, England & LONDON & LOS ANGELES-(BUSINESS WIRE)-Novalia, the UK specialists in interactive touch technology, has announced the appointment of Noel McKenna as Novalia’s new Chief Executive Officer.
Noel joined the team on April 1, 2022 carrying a strong track record of growth and growth in the business. Her role will support Novalia’s ongoing development from experiential projects to the new commercial number of products on offer.
Dr Kate Stone, founder of Novalia will hold the role of Founder CTO, which will allow her to focus on the ongoing development of our multi-touch technologies while Noel will lead commercial development and growth strategy. .
After several years of R&D into multi-touch technology, Novalia is ready to extend its revenue from experiential brand campaigns to volume production of consumer products with exciting new technology developed in the wings.
“I am delighted to be working with Dr Stone and the rest of the Novalia group on this exciting time of the company’s growth. The new multi-touch sensors are set to transform the consumer electronics and interactive VR industries. if early interest is anything to go and I look forward to introducing this exciting technology to main-stream use in these markets.Mr McKenna said.
Noel’s previous roles for technology companies include APT Licensing, which develops the aptX compression algorithm used in 100’s Million Bluetooth headphones and speakers worldwide. Acquired by CSR PLC in 2010, it is now part of Qualcomm’s large global group.
During his time as CEO of Titan IC systems, Noel led the development of a cyber security threat detection engine for high-speed networks-it is deployed by leading cloud operators around the world. Titan IC was acquired by Nvidia corporation in March 2020. Noel’s business development experience and leadership approach will be invaluable to Novalia’s growth.
Founded in 2006, Novalia creates flexible printed iPad-like capacitive touch controllers by combining conductive inks, print and silicon-microcontrollers to introduce interactivity, connectivity and data collection to printed objects.
Novalia has created award winning, visionary smart experiences for some of the world’s largest brands including McDonalds, Bud Light, Pizza hut, Google & Unilever, which have been seen and shared by millions.