Babl launches its highly secure & customisable web conferencing & virtual events service in Australia & appoints APAC CEO

October 6, 2020 | Richard Ellis

Original post from CIO From IDG

Babl, a highly secure cloud-based audio, video and web conferencing business, today announced its launch into the Australian market, with a new office in Melbourne. Babl has invested in its Australian operation by hiring a local team with new leadership and is providing a localised service offering for organisations that want unparalleled security, performance, resilience and customisation from their web conferencing and virtual events platform.

Formerly called SpeakServe, the privately owned UK firm, has appointed Tobias Raper as its Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Babl Asia Pacific (APAC) to lead its business in the region from its new Australian sales and service centre in Collins Street, Melbourne. He was formerly Executive General Manager at Aaron Sansoni Group, which is a provider of education and coaching to business owners, entrepreneurs and SMEs across Australia. Prior to that, he was the Regional Vice President for Research and Operations at expert network, Third Bridge and a financial analyst at SEI in London before that.

“I’m extremely excited to join Babl due to its high performance, secure and customisable web conferencing offering, as we look to address the evolving communications needs of Australian organisations with many employees working remotely,” said Tobias Raper. “When other web conferencing providers are becoming so generic, they are used as verbs, one of our points of difference is that our white label solution enables our customers to provide a customised meetings environment that is personally branded and suits their individual needs perfectly,” he continued.

The company is already working with local clients that demand robust security and a fully customisable virtual meetings and events conferencing solution. Babl works with a number of leading law firms including Eversheds Sutherland, banks and financial institutions like Canaccord Genuity, as well as several “expert networks” including Third Bridge, that require robust security and Australian data sovereignty for data privacy and compliance purposes.

“We are already seeing demand from customers that want to organise large virtual events for customers, investors, shareholders, channel partners and employees via Babl. We are extremely well-positioned to meet the specific needs of government and healthcare organisations, financial services firms, banks and law firms that want to host large and highly secure virtual events for stakeholders such as company announcements and earnings calls,” said Tobias.

Babl’s new Australian support team will be based at the Melbourne office and will assist local customers by providing expertise that will guide them in getting the best out of their large and small web conferencing interactions. The company is planning to hire additional support, administrative, marketing and sales staff to join its growing Australian team over the next twelve months to be based in Melbourne and the other major capital cities to service local customers.

Babl’s cloud-based technology provides global professionals and remote workers with a high quality, simple to use, secure and cost-effective cloud conferencing service. They can collaborate with confidence through instant messaging, screen and document sharing, call recording and highly accurate and immediate transcriptions, available on any device, whenever and wherever they are.

“It’s a really exciting time for Babl as we are seeing amazing growth potential in Australia and across the Asia Pacific region for our highly secure cloud-based meeting and event conferencing service,” said Jonathan Grant, Global CEO of Babl Cloud. “We already know and respect Tobias Raper and are extremely excited that he has joined us to spearhead our growth both nationally and regionally at such pivotal time, since so many people just cannot travel to meetings and events.”