New senior appointments made in M2M by Netgem and Concirrus
Netgem announced Romain Waller‘s appointment as the head of Netgem’s newly created Connected Home product division. He will report to Christophe Aulnette, chief executive officer. Along with that, Concirrus Ltd announced the appointment of Oscar Falkman as general manager of its newly formed office in Sweden to serve a growing demand for its services.
A graduate of Ecole Polytechnique and Ecole des Mines de Paris, Romain joins Netgem after 14 years of experience within the telecommunications industry. During his career, he has managed several business units with full P&L responsibility within the Sagem Group and more recently the Technicolor group. In his previous roles, his core missions have included business development with global media and telecommunications operators to cover Set-Top Boxes, modems, gateways, as well as IPTV service platforms and other connected technologies.
Christophe Aulnette, CEO of Netgem, said: “While keeping on driving this international plan, we will expand our product portfolio to provide more solutions to our operators’ customers in this highly competitive environment. I’m delighted to count on Romain’s leadership and product expertise in this new development phase.”
Prior to joining Concirrus, Falkman was part of the Telenor Connexion business team and has a background rich in M2M and Telematics with a vast experience of complex and international sales within the telecommunications and M2M business area. Falkman has been enlisted to spearhead the growth of the Concirrus business in this exciting market.
Falkman says of his new role, ” This new role at Concirrus will enable me to consolidate my expertise of creating and developing companies and build a world class team to deliver sales and additional revenue streams with businesses including vehicle telematic vendors”.
Speaking about the new appointment Craig Hollingworth, COO of Concirrus comments, “Oscar will be a valuable asset to our management team at Concirrus. Coupled with many years’ experience of winning complex contracts coupled with an outstanding track record of global business development, I believe that Oscar will be a powerhouse of valuable knowledge allowing him to build a solid platform for our own growth in Scandinavia. Initially we will work together to deliver value to our telematics partners and clients”
Over recent months Netgem has announced a number of new customers including Viaplay in Sweden, YouSee in Denmark, Netia in Poland, Globecast in the United States (a subsidiary of France Télécom Orange) and TotalPlay in Mexico. The Group is also introducing a new product range with the launch of a new compact platform, its mainstream N7700 Netbox, and of a mobile connectivity device, Wobe.