Philipp Bolliger joins Thingstream as CEO from Husqvarna Group

Thingstream has announced the appointment of Philipp Bolliger as CEO. Building on the impressive growth the company has generated since its inception last year, Bolliger is tasked with growing the business internationally and extending applications of the platform to even more industries.  

Bolliger was previously Global Director for Smart Systems at Husqvarna Group. He founded smart garden start-up Koubachi in 2009, pioneering the field of smart objects for plants before the company was acquired by Husqvarna Group in 2015. Bolliger has since built up and led the newly created smart products category at GARDENA, a division of Husqvarna Group, focusing on innovation and applying his extensive experience of the Internet of Things (IoT) and home automation technology. Bolliger holds a MSc in computer science and a PhD in Ubiquitous Computing from ETH Zurich. 

(TOP: Philipp Bolliger, the new CEO at Thingstream).

As an experienced CEO with a demonstrable history of working in the IoT industry, Bolliger is well-placed to spearhead Thingstream’s ambitious plans for the rest of 2018 and beyond.

Bolliger commented: “Thingstream has impressively demonstrated over the last year or so that they have a unique, global IoT solution that enables the majority of businesses to develop into this space for the first time. That’s something that really excites me. IoT is an area I’m both experienced in and passionate about, so this really is a perfect role. I’m honoured to have the opportunity to lead Thingstream through its next chapter of growth and I can’t wait to work closely with the outstanding team we have built.” 

Thingstream’s unique Global Connectivity Platform provides low power, low cost, ubiquitous IoT connectivity via MQTT over GSM. The secure, out-of-the-box IoT connectivity solution leverages the globally-available GSM network to offer immediate, global IoT connectivity. Thingstream specialises in helping simplify IoT connectivity, reducing costs and operational overheads in the delivery of an intelligent network of connected things.

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