In this special edition of the first Talk IoT podcast, Goo Goo Lourie sits down with IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn, and Chairman, Wayne Fitzjohn to talk about the company’s global expansion plans.
In the podcast, Wayne takes us through IoT.nxt plans to conquer the US, the strongest technology centre and the driver of new technologies in the world.
“You are not a true IoT operator if you are not in the US,” declares Wayne.
While, Nico is not worried about the tough US market, which has seen some big South African companies leaving in a huff without any success.
“I am not really afraid of the big guys in the US because I think the big guys have a whole lot of issues that influence their thinking. I am more afraid of the smaller guys because they are agile, more quickly make a decision and implement tomorrow,” explains Nico.
For more access our first podcast below recorded using the new iPhone 8 and loaded through MTN’s network, which did not disappoint us at all.
IoT.nxt was awarded the top accolade of Overall Winner at the second MTN Internet of Things award and walked away with the Best Commercial Solution award.
The IoT firm, which was founded by Steyn and partners Bertus Jacobs and Terje Moen in Centurion at the end of 2015, opened its first fully-fledged office in Europe in The Hague, the Netherlands, in July this year. This follows its associate office established in London in January this year and now firmly starts the company’s global expansion. For more read: South Africa’s IoT.nxt sets up shop in The Netherlands
Earlier this year, IoT.nxt secured R100 million to pursue global expansion.
The Pretoria-based IoT company has secured a further R100m from its dedicated investor and funding partner Talent Holdings.
IoT.nxt has developed a world leading framework that makes the efficiencies, cost savings and increased revenue from IoT a reality for businesses.
The major strength of the IoT.nxt framework is that the solution is technology agnostic, which overcomes the challenge of connecting all devices or systems. This enables you to deploy best of breed technologies (hardware/sensors/subsystems) but at the same time also achieve interoperability and interconnectivity between all the currently deployed systems and devices from the edge to the cloud.
The IoT.nxt platform allows rapid deployment and businesses to action an Internet of Things strategy with little or no disruption to your current operations.