April 01, 2015 – BOULDER, Colo. — SendGrid, a leading delivery platform for customer communication, today announced that Paul Kincaid-Smith, SendGrid’s Vice President of Email Delivery, has been elected as a Full Member representative to the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG) Board of Directors. In this role, Paul will work with other board members to further its objectives of facilitating industry collaboration and developing best practices to combat abuse on both email and other digital platforms to safeguard consumers.
M3AAWG is where the technology industry comes together to work against bots, malware, spam, viruses, denial-of-service attacks and other online exploitation on all networks, including mobile and emerging platforms such as social messaging. M3AAWG leverages the depth and experience of its global membership to tackle abuse on existing networks and emerging services through technology, collaboration and public policy. It also works to educate global policy makers on the technical and operational issues related to online messaging abuse.
“It’s an honor to serve on the M3AAWG Board of Directors and work together with talented individuals and leading industry companies to foster a safe and secure email ecosystem,” said Paul Kincaid-Smith, Vice President of Email Delivery at SendGrid. “SendGrid’s ongoing and active participation in M3AAWG is an affirmation of our commitment to fighting email abuse and sustaining email as an essential, trusted and useful form of communication.”
Paul has over two decades of experience architecting and developing scalable technology solutions. At SendGrid, his community-focused leadership, connections, and collaboration fuels innovations that keep email relevant and useful. In his current role, Paul leads a team who safeguard SendGrid’s infrastructure by enforcing terms of service and anti-spam email policies, allowing SendGrid’s customers to reliably deliver targeted, engaging email content. Paul has participated in M3AAWG since its inception in 2004, and helped moderate the Software.com/Openwave ISP Roundtable conferences which later evolved into M3AAWG.
“We welcome Paul to the M3AAWG Board. He has been an enthusiastic supporter of our organization since our inception a decade ago and we look forward to his participation,” said Jerry Upton, M3AAWG Executive Director.
SendGrid is a proven, cloud-based customer communication platform that drives engagement and business growth. SendGrid is a leader in email deliverability and its proven, cloud-based platform successfully delivers over 23 billion emails each month for Internet and mobile-based customers like Airbnb, Pandora, Hubspot, Spotify, Uber and FourSquare as well as more traditional enterprises like Intuit and Costco. For more information, visit www.sendgrid.com.