1E Overview

Empowering Efficient IT

Globally over the past five years $8 trillion has been spent on IT, which is more than half the annual US GDP. Maintaining this huge amount of IT accounts for 70-80 percent of each year’s IT budget. CIOs want to reduce this figure to save money or to have more discretionary spend, but lack the tools to do so.

 

About us

About us

1E is the pioneer and global leader in Efficient IT solutions. 1E’s mission is to identify unused IT, help remove it, and optimize everything else. 1E Efficient IT solutions help reduce servers, network bandwidth constraints, software licenses, and energy consumption.

1E is headquartered in London, with regional offices in New York and New Delhi. With more than 26 million licenses deployed worldwide, 1,700 organizations in 42 countries trust us to help them to work efficiently, productively and sustainably. To date, our customers have made $2.5 billion in efficiency savings. This includes $1.4 billion in energy costs alone and a reduction in CO2 emissions of 12.4 million tons.

Our customers are drawn from public and private sectors across the world and include Verizon Wireless, Dell, ING, Nestlé, BNP Paribas, Ford Motor Company, the US Department of Veterans Affairs and the UK Department of Work and Pensions. Our largest customers have more than 300,000 seats, our smallest just 500.

Sustainability and Energy Efficiency

1E supports many energy efficiency, sustainability and green IT initiatives including the EU Data Centre Code of Conduct, the US Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, the European and US Alliance to Save Energy. We have also commissioned a significant amount of independent research on PC (PC Energy Report) and Server (Server Energy & Efficiency Report) energy and efficiency.

4.7 million servers are not doing any useful work, wasting nearly $21bn per year on hardware, maintenance and management, with an extra $3.8bn wasted on energy.”
Alliance to Save Energy, Server Energy & Efficiency Report '09
Every day, over 54 million workers in the United States make the decision not to turn off their PCs at the end of the day, wasting $2.8bn.”
Alliance to Save Energy, Server Energy & Efficiency Report '09

Customers choosing NightWatchman® have collectively saved $360m in energy costs, an average of $36 per PC per year

WakeUp™ delivers consistency and control to over 5 million licensed users. One of our first customers still uses WakeUp™ to turn on 36,000 PCs in under two minutes each morning.

 

Board

Sumir Karayi
Sumir Karayi Founder, CEO and board member

Sumir Karayi founded 1E in 1997 with the goal to drive down the cost of IT for organizations of all sizes by identifying and eliminating IT waste. Sumir pioneered PC power management and established a market-leading role for his company. He has driven 1E innovations to achieve $2.3bn in IT efficiency savings for its customers, $1.3bn of which come from energy efficiencies alone, cutting CO2 emissions by 11.5 million tons.

Under Sumir’s leadership, 1E has become a successful global organization which has seen considerable acclaim in the industry. It ranks in the Sunday Times International Track 100 league table of top private companies and has been heralded as one of the top 20 companies for CIOs to watch by CIO magazine. Similarly, its innovations receive frequent plaudits – in 2013 NightWatchman Enterprise won Energy Efficiency Solution of the year at the Green IT awards and was a finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards for Technology Excellence in the Infrastructure Innovation of the Year category. In 2012 it was awarded Green IT Company at the Green IT awards and in 2010, 1E was a Best UK IT Vendor finalist at the Computing/ British Computer Society awards and received the Greenbang best IT Technology award for NightWatchman Enterprise.

1E remains privately held and is headquartered in London and New York and with 24 million licenses deployed across more than 1,600 organizations in 42 countries worldwide.

Sumir is a founder member of the Alliance to Save Energy and supporter of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and 1E in turn is an active, contributing member of the Green Grid as well as a member of the Green IT Council Advisory Board. Sumir is a passionate believer in philanthropy and charitable giving. He supports many initiatives including the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage and the Innocent World Charitable Society in India.

Sumir gained a BEng in Electronic Engineering and MSc in IT from Warwick University

David Carman

David Carman Non-Executive Director, 1E chairman of the board

A former business school academic, over the last 30 years David has worked internationally with companies, both public and private, at an operational and strategic level. He has been President and CEO of a number of global businesses in the marketing and communications industries.These include: Guthy Renker International, the international division of the largest Transactional Television company in the world; Quantum International, the global television direct response marketing company where he expanded the business into 60 countries; and Franklin Mint Inc, the International Direct Response Company of which he was the president of its international operations spanning 18 countries.

David has considerable experience working with a large variety of businesses, both as Chairman of VC-backed companies, and as an Investor Chairman. In addition to his Chairmanship of 1E Limited, he is a partner in Nova Capital Management a Private Equity secondary buyout firm, Chairman of Primal Pictures, the world’s leading developer of 3d anatomy and physiology software. In addition, he is Chairman of The DBG Limited, a company in the dental and medical sectors which provides cost effective solutions for the efficient running of a practice. He is also Executive Chairman of Intelligent Innovations Limited, a leading provider of mobile and digital banking solutions and of Petmeds Limited, an internet provider of pet supplies and medicines.

Steve Garnett

Dr. Steve Garnett Non-Executive Director and board member

Steve Garnett has had one of the most distinguished careers of any European executive in the software industry. Garnett has been a member of the executive management team of three software start-ups that have each turned into some of the most successful software companies in history.

In the 2009 Daily Telegraph poll Steve was named as one of the 50 most influential Britons in Technology.

Steve started his career joining Oracle Corporation prior to its IPO in 1986. He held various technical and sales positions including Director of UK sales, Vice President European Marketing & Alliances and was the youngest member of the European management team.

He was at Oracle Corporation for 12 years as the company grew to become the world’s second largest software company. Garnett joined Siebel Systems in 1996 as Vice President of Europe and a member of the founders circle. From 100 employees the company grew in eight years to become the world’s fifth largest software company with 8,000 employees and a $60 billion market capitalization at its peak.

In 2003 Steve joined his former Oracle executive colleague Marc Benioff to head Europe operations and be part of the executive team at salesforce.com. He helped take salesforce.com public in 2004 and it now stands with a market capitalization of $19.51 billion and has been lauded as one of BusinessWeek’s Top 100 Most Innovative Companies, named No. 7 on The WIRED 40, and selected as a Top Ten Disrupter by Forbes.

Throughout his career, Garnett has been committed to using his resources to produce positive social change for underserved children. He is a board member at TeachFirst an organization focused on eradication of educational disadvantage in inner city schools in the UK.

Garnett has a degree in mathematics and a doctorate in theoretical physics from the University of Manchester.

He holds a number of professional affiliations and the following board positions:

Chairman of CloudApps (www.cloudapps.com)

Non-Executive Director at 1e (www.1e.com)

Non-Executive Director at Artesian Solutions (www.artesiansolutions.com)

Non-Executive Director at Give as you Live (www.giveasyoulive.com)

Board Observer at Westbrook (www.wigroup.com)

Barbara Karayi Director and board member

Prior to her role at 1E, Barbara was a product manager and business development executive at Derwent Information (now Thomson Scientific), where she worked for three years. Before that she was the training coordinator at Dialog LLC, the first company to offer an online information service.

She holds a BA Hons degree in History and Politics from Warwick University, a CIM diploma, and completed a law degree and diploma recently. She volunteers as a legal adviser at a legal advice service in Ealing.

William Edmondson

William Edmondson Chief Financial Officer

William Edmondson joined 1E in November 2013 and is responsible for the group’s global finance, legal and HR functions. Will brings over 20 years’ experience in financial roles, mainly within the software industry, and his aim is to accelerate growth at 1E in a sustainable way.

After gaining a Bsc in Economics, Will qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then spent a few years in the media industry at ITV as a divisional financial controller before moving onto his first finance director role at a VC-backed start-up specialising in internet security. At US-based software multi-national, Autodesk, Will started as UK finance director, progressing up to Regional finance director responsible for $1bn of revenues in the Europe, India, Middle-east and Africa region. Following Autodesk Will spent five years as CFO of UK-listed document management provider Idox, a period which saw the company double in size, mainly through acquisition.

In between working, managing three children and one mad spaniel, Will likes to run, cycle and swim in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.

 

Management

Sumir Karayi

Sumir Karayi Founder, Chief Executive Officer and board member

Sumir Karayi founded 1E in 1997 with the goal to drive down the cost of IT for organizations of all sizes by identifying and eliminating IT waste. Sumir pioneered PC power management and established a market-leading role for his company. He has driven 1E innovations to achieve $2.3bn in IT efficiency savings for its customers, $1.3bn of which come from energy efficiencies alone, cutting CO2 emissions by 11.5 million tons.

Under Sumir’s leadership, 1E has become a successful global organization which has seen considerable acclaim in the industry. It ranks in the Sunday Times International Track 100 league table of top private companies and has been heralded as one of the top 20 companies for CIOs to watch by CIO magazine. Similarly, its innovations receive frequent plaudits – in 2013 NightWatchman Enterprise won Energy Efficiency Solution of the year at the Green IT awards and was a finalist in the UK IT Industry Awards for Technology Excellence in the Infrastructure Innovation of the Year category. In 2012 it was awarded Green IT Company at the Green IT awards and in 2010, 1E was a Best UK IT Vendor finalist at the Computing/ British Computer Society awards and received the Greenbang best IT Technology award for NightWatchman Enterprise.

1E remains privately held and is headquartered in London and New York and with 24 million licenses deployed across more than 1,600 organizations in 42 countries worldwide.

Sumir is a founder member of the Alliance to Save Energy and supporter of the Climate Savers Computing Initiative and 1E in turn is an active, contributing member of the Green Grid as well as a member of the Green IT Council Advisory Board. Sumir is a passionate believer in philanthropy and charitable giving. He supports many initiatives including the British Association of Adoption and Fostering (BAAF), the Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage and the Innocent World Charitable Society in India.

Sumir gained a BEng in Electronic Engineering and MSc in IT from Warwick University

Nick Milne Home

Nick Milne-Home Chief Operating Officer, President 1E North America and board member

As Chief Operating Officer Nick is responsible for the delivery, support and operational success of the 1E solutions to our customer globally. This includes the Professional Services, Solutions Engineering, Technical Support, Training and Internal IT functions of the Company.

As President of 1E in North America, Nick is also responsible for the execution of 1E’s growth strategy in North America and for the company’s key strategic relationships in North America. Operating from 1E’s North America headquarters in New York, Nick has been instrumental in leading 1E North America from its inception to an organization that now accounts for more than half of 1E Group sales.

Nick joined 1E in 2004 and has overseen the rapid growth in the company and its transformation from a niche UK Professional Services business to a market leading international software company.

Nick is passionate about improving efficiency in IT. As part of the Executive Leadership team of 1E, he is responsible for formulating and translating the company’s IT Efficiency strategy into hard commercial plans, and for their execution in the North America market. Nick is a regular speaker and commentator on IT Efficiency. He was awarded the Sunday Times Tech Track 100 Best Use of Technology award in 2006 for tripling the company’s customer base and driving customer adoption of Nomad Enterprise™ and NightWatchman® Enterprise in particular.

Nick has an MBA and a Diploma of Marketing from Cranfield School of Management; a degree in Economics/ Politics from Bristol University and is a former Captain in the British army where he served in Northern Ireland, Central America, Cyprus and Germany.

David Rode
David Rode Senior Vice President Worldwide Sales

David Rode brings significant technology industry experience to 1E in a broad range of functions including field operations, sales, marketing and partner alliances. Most recently, David served as the General Manager of EMEA for Stockholm-based International Business Systems (IBS) where he led all field sales, marketing and services for the region. Previously, he was EVP of Global Operations at Revitas, a leading revenue management software provider where he owned all client facing functions within the company, including sales, marketing, product marketing and professional services. Under his leadership, the company turned around and achieved over 40% compound annual growth.

David’s leadership experience also includes Stockholm-based Intentia where, as President based in Chicago, he drove the company’s expansion in the US, Canadian and Latin American markets and led the integration of Intentia’s field sales operations into Lawson (now Infor) when the two companies merged in 2006. He also has deep experience in the business intelligence and enterprise integration markets having spent five years running the international division of Information Builders, Inc. (IBI), a $300 million software company based in New York.

David holds a BA in Economics and Fine Arts from Denison University and an MBA with distinction from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. An avid painter, David ‘s collections have been exhibited in galleries, auctions and art shows across the US. David also enjoys road cycling, mountain biking and traveling off the beaten track.

Suman Banerjee
Suman Banerjee President, 1E India

As the President of 1E India, Suman is responsible for supporting and strengthening 1E’s growth plans and technology vision through India operations. Suman headed 1E India since the beginning of India operations in 1999 and has been instrumental in building strong extensions of key teams of 1E.

Suman is a multifaceted business leader with a proven track record of strategic and problem solving abilities. With a reputation for strong work ethics, Suman has strengthened the India operation through the years and has contributed to 1E success story.

Suman’s philanthropic contributions include leading 1E CSR initiatives through charity works in India. Some of the key associations are Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage in India which provides a home for destitute children, Innocent World Charitable Society which runs Masoom Duniya, a school for physically and mentally challenged children and sponsoring Education of children from the under-privileged classes.

Suman is a Delhi University graduate and has worked with various organizations across India and UK.

Suman is settled in Noida and enjoys her free time with jigsaw puzzles, crossword and reading.

Scott Marshall

Scott Marshall Vice President Engineering

Scott Marshall is VP of Engineering at 1E, responsible for development and delivery of 1E’s flagship suite of IT Efficiency Solutions. As part of the exec team, Scott’s role spans planning the company’s overall product strategy and technical architecture, driving new product innovation reinforcing 1E’s position as market leader. Scott vehemently believes in product quality and suitability for purpose, and he works closely across the whole business championing customer satisfaction in all that 1E does.

Scott’s career before 1E encompassed technical and leadership roles across a variety of software and IT business environments, giving him a wealth of experience of great benefit in his role at 1E. He holds an MA in Computer Science from the University of Cambridge.

William Edmondson

William Edmondson Chief Financial Officer

William Edmondson joined 1E in November 2013 and is responsible for the group’s global finance, legal and HR functions. Will brings over 20 years’ experience in financial roles, mainly within the software industry, and his aim is to accelerate growth at 1E in a sustainable way.

After gaining a Bsc in Economics, Will qualified as a Chartered Accountant with PriceWaterhouseCoopers and then spent a few years in the media industry at ITV as a divisional financial controller before moving onto his first finance director role at a VC-backed start-up specialising in internet security. At US-based software multi-national, Autodesk, Will started as UK finance director, progressing up to Regional finance director responsible for $1bn of revenues in the Europe, India, Middle-east and Africa region. Following Autodesk Will spent five years as CFO of UK-listed document management provider Idox, a period which saw the company double in size, mainly through acquisition.

In between working, managing three children and one mad spaniel, Will likes to run, cycle and swim in the beautiful Chiltern Hills.

Henry Seddon

Henry Seddon, Chief Strategy And Marketing Officer

Henry Seddon, Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer, joined 1E in December 2013 and is responsible for the group’s overall vision, product evolution and marketing strategy.

Henry brings more than 20 years’ experience in the software industry and his objective is to accelerate growth at 1E to become the dominant provider of efficient IT solutions – saving companies millions through smarter software management and deployment.

Before 1E, Henry was VP of Global Marketing at QlikTech. Henry was part of the leadership team that took QlikTech to IPO on the Nasdaq in 2010, that year’s most successful software IPO. Prior to QlikTech, he held a variety of senior positions in UGS (bought by Siemens in 2007 for $3.5bn), PeopleSoft (acquired by Oracle) and Siebel Systems. At Siebel, Henry was one of the first employees in EMEA and was responsible for EMEA Industry Marketing, helping Siebel to grow to become the largest CRM provider in the world.

In between working, Henry likes to cycle, sail and spend time with his family.

Nick Bartlett
Nick Bartlett, Vice President for Global HR

Nick Bartlett Joined 1E in December 2013 as Vice President for Global HR and is responsible for the development and delivery of Human Resources for the group. As part of the Executive team Nick’s role includes planning the company’s global HR strategy to position 1E as a world class people organisation.

Nick has more than 15 years’ experience in operations and Human Resource Management across a number of sectors including social media, mobile, IT, not-for-profit, e-commerce and retail.

Nick is experienced in working in a number of complex organisations developing Global HR structures. Before joining 1E Nick worked at GREE, one of the world’s largest mobile gaming platform providers, where he was HR director for EMEA. Originally from an operations background Nick is focused on commercial success but understand the importance people play in the growth and development of an organisation.

When he’s not working Nick enjoys adventure holidays, rock climbing and keeping fit.

 

History

1E was formed back in 1997 by Sumir Karayi, Mark Blackburn and Phil Wilcock who got together whilst working at Microsoft. Highly technical and with many years of experience with blue chip organizations, they saw a need to reduce the cost of managing Windows PCs and Servers. Starting with £1500 capital, 1E was built upon a strong belief in technical excellence and team spirit, a tradition that successfully continues today.

Our early projects proved to be very successful. NPI, for instance, reported a 5-fold saving in the cost of running Windows PCs with the RTM version of Microsoft SMS 2.0. Through word of mouth and sheer hard work, 1E gained a reputation as the leading Microsoft Systems Management specialist.

Our first software solutions automated waking-up PCs for patching and saving energy when they were not being used. We were pioneers in PC Power Management and Green IT even though the environment was not a hot topic in those days. We knew we were doing the right thing in helping companies reduce their waste at the same time as saving them money. Since then we have added further solutions that are focused on cost savings; solutions that reduce branch office based servers, reduce helpdesk calls through automation and reduce software license waste.

Our first conference was back in 2000 at what is now the Microsoft Management Summit and it was a lot of fun. We realized how important it was to get to know our customers and the community and for them to feel part of our extended 1E family. We hosted our first 1E party to say “thank you” to our supporters and have continued this tradition ever since.

Now more than 10 years later, Sumir remains at the helm as CEO with Mark and Phil still actively involved. Our solutions are market leading and we continue to help our customers save significant amounts of money every day.

Where did the name come from?

People often ask us where the name came from … and there have been many suggestions put forward over the years. No, 1E does not stand for One Earth, though we have a strong belief in Social Responsibility. The definitive origin of the name is from a BSOD Windows error “STOP 0x0000001E KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT HANDLED”. Back in the early days, this was the favourite error code of the founders, one which they helped clients avoid.

 

Charity Work

British Association of Adoption and Fostering
British Association of Adoption and Fostering

1E is a committed supporter of BAAF supporting their work finding adoptive families for children in care and supporting their fostering work. Both provide children in care with safe, stable, and secure family lives. High quality adoption and fostering services are needed because children who come into care usually have very troubled family backgrounds, many of them are traumatised. These children need consistent and skilled parenting to help them to try and recover from the reasons why they came into care. As of March 2012, there are some 91,500 children in care in the UK today and 75% of these are living in foster families, so 1E’s support for BAAF’s fostering work is having a significant impact across the UK.

1E hosts regular charity events in aid of BAAF, bringing together all our employees to enjoy an evening of fun for a great cause. These include themed events such as Summer Mini Olympics and a Halloween Hat Day and more local events like pub quizzes and bake-offs.

1E will also be running its first ever charity ball in the summer of 2013 where it will host a dinner and dance with exciting entertainment, an auction to raise lots of money and, BAAF, along with parents who have adopted will tell of their personal stories.

On January 24, the second BAAF Fire Walk will take place at Spitafields Market and 1E’s Steve Coates will be walking the hot coals to raise lots of money for this worthy cause. Last year, £6,500 was raised and BAAF hope to beat it this year! Please donate to BAAF and sponsor Steve here. If you are feeling brave enough and want to take part yourself, you need to raise £150 and pay the £10 registration fee. For more information and to sign up, please click here.

http://www.baaf.org.uk

British Association of Adoption and Fostering

BAAF Film“Someone to…” is a brief but powerful animated film made with children in foster care today. It tells the stories of two characters created by the children, Tom and Vanessa. Through hearing about Tom and Vanessa’s lives we learn about what makes a good or a bad experience for a child in foster care and we hear what children need most from their foster carers.

1E has also supported BAAF’s ‘Supporting Children’s Learning’ training pack, designed to help foster carers support the education of the children in their care.

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Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage
Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage

The Manav Mandir Ashram Orphanage in India provides a home for destitute children. It is located at Roop Vihar, near Ashram Chowk, New Delhi. The gurukul was started on Mahavir Jayanti Day in 1993 in the temple building. 1E has been associated with the Ashram for the past 5 years.

1E has taken on the responsibility of educating 23 children at the orphanage by sending them to private school. The children are performing well and we hope to see them through college in the coming years. http://www.manavmandir.com

Innocent World Charitable Society
Innocent World Charitable Society

Masoom Duniya is a school for physically and mentally challenged children run by the Innocent World Charitable Society. It takes special care of children suffering from Down’s syndrome.

The school was founded in December 2004 in Dwarka by Mr. Nayal. The school is run from Mr. Nayal’s house who is extremely dedicated to serving the children. The 33 students attending the school suffer from a range of problems. 1E pays the salaries for a speech therapist and a psychologist to come in and train the children. A special educator is also employed to manage the program with the aim of teaching the students the different life skills required in their everyday lives.

Sponsoring Education
Sponsoring Education

1E has been actively involved in sponsoring the education of children from the under-privileged classes. We provide funding for children to be sent to reputable schools, along with their tuition fees, uniforms, books and extracurricular requirements. We are currently sponsoring children from the Khaitan Public School and Maharishi Vidya Mandir school in Noida and St Clares Convent in Mussoorie.

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