A South African innovator in the Internet of Things (IoT) technology firm IoT.nxt is hoping the appointment the appointment of a COO for its Americas operation will give impetus to its US expansion and firmly establish its US operation.
Jason Bradlee, who has served as executive VP and head of security for Fujitsu Americas and before that he acted as VP at Ericsson, will be based in Dallas, Texas, which is the IoT.nxt USA office.
IoT.nxt’s European office is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
“This appointment will give impetus to our US expansion and firmly establish our US operation,” says IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn.
Steyn added that Bradlee’s client service experience and vast knowledge of the latest digital technology and security trends will help and guide customers to understand and navigate evolving IoT and security challenges.
“Companies face many challenges and Jason’s expertise will enable our customers to harness digital transformation as a critical driver of success.”
Two months ago, IoT.nxt has revealed details of its expansion into the US market with the firm opening an office. The office in the US was opened in September 2018, a year since the establishment of its first international office in The Hague, The Netherlands, in September last year.
IoT.nxt with US partners Ensight Solutions and Minimise USA is rolling out a multimillion-dollar project at schools in Florida and Dallas, using IoT technology and strategies to deliver energy optimisation and reduce consumption.
It secured a licensing agreement with Efficient Industry (EI), through which IoT.nxt is now the preferred IoT technology provider for the schools’ project.
IoT.nxt USA has already successfully secured a multimillion-dollar energy management project in Florida state, which uses the IoT.nxt platform technology and strategies to deliver energy optimisation and reduce consumption.
The IoT firm said Bradlee will spearhead the American arm of the company, managing operations, strategy, direction, and the offering portfolio. Jason and the US team will also support go-to-market alignment with key partners across the US IoT industry.
“Whilst take-up of our technology in the American market has already surpassed our expectations, we knew that to scale effectively and retain traction we needed someone local on the ground with the necessary domain expertise,” says Steyn.
“(Bradlee) brings a wealth of experience and has extensive knowledge of IoT, security, consulting, system integration and outsourcing. We see great potential for expanding our company in the USA and he is the ideal person to lead that drive.”