Stream Technologies, the Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions provider, has expanded its management team in order to accelerate the commercialisation and globalisation of its IoT-X platform.
Lawrence Latham, chief marketing officer
Latham joins Stream from James Brehm & Associates, where he specialised in technology commercialisation and business development as a recognized innovator and thought leader in the IoT marketplace. Previously, as chief customer officer for ILS Technology, he directed sales, marketing, and business development worldwide.
He built ILS Technology's secure remote collaboration platform-as-a-service offering (PaaS), secureWISE, into the de facto standard for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, and led the successful launch of the deviceWISE M2M Application Enablement Platform. He is an entrepreneur having founded several companies and served as CEO at Mall.com and Aera.
“Lawrence joining the team is a tremendous addition,“ said Nigel Chadwick, CEO. “It gives us unrivalled reach into the high velocity IoT sector in terms of spreading the word about our unique technologies and extraordinary depth and mix of expertise about everything to do with connectivity.”
Melissa Jenkins, senior vice president of Architecture and Innovation
Jenkins will take the lead in driving Stream's culture of consistent, ongoing technical innovation. She spent six years at Orange developing their machine-to-machine (M2M) practice. Since then, she has consulted to tier 1 carriers throughout Europe, helping them develop industry-leading M2M platforms to service the burgeoning connected device marketplace.
A software engineer by training and trade, she has deep insight into both infrastructure and telephony from the platform level. She is an accomplished glider pilot - having captained the British National team in the 2013 world championships in Issoudun, France.
“Melissa has outstanding experience in M2M and IoT. She has worked for many MNOs over the years including running M2M for Orange UK when M2M was in its infancy,” said Alan Tait, CTO. “She has an unrivaled knowledge how mobile data networks operate and how to integrate these in to existing fixed line architectures. Melissa brings an extra level of excellence to Stream and will help drive our technology and our network integrations.”
Martin Wiesner, director EMEA
Wiesner has been with Stream since 2013, responsible for promoting the company's SaaS platform and M2M satellite and Smart City solutions; on-boarding new strategic partners, and expanding the into new territories. In his new role, he will add responsibility for business development and strategic sales, promoting new business for entire product offering across EMEA.
He has extensive experience, particularly in the telematics marketplace, where he rapidly expanded the business of Honeywell Global Tracking, starting out managing South Africa and adding responsibility for all of EMEA and APAC in just two years. He holds a degree in International Law from Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and North West University in Potchefstroom, South Africa.
“Martin's extensive experience in winning M2M and Telematics business in the African and European markets, makes him the perfect candidate to head up Stream's business development and continuing IoT-X growth in EMEA,” said Stream COO Kevin McDowall. “From our earliest days, Stream has had a consistent obsession with technical excellence and customer service,” said Chadwick. “Which is why we have invested so much effort in building a real dream team - a base of specialists who share our passion to break the mould. With the right team and technology, we are prepared for rapid expansion and, ultimately, dominance in this exciting space.”