Everynet, a low power, wider area (LPWA) network company that aims to help businesses quickly, easily and cost-effectively deploy and scale IoT solutions, announced Christopher Stone as the new chairman of its board of directors.
Stone reportedly brings to Everynet a wealth of experience scaling businesses to become strong global enterprises. He led the transformation of Northgate Information Solutions (then known as McDonnell Douglas Information Systems) between 1999 to 2011 from a company of a few hundred employees to become the world’s second-largest specialist HR technology and services business and the leading provider of software and services to the UK public sector, with several thousand employees worldwide.
Stone, who has more than 20 years of senior executive-level experience in the technology sector, served as non-executive director and chairman of the Remuneration Committee at CSR, the largest semiconductor company in the U.K. through the acquisition by Qualcomm in 2015.
Stone currently serves as non-executive director (formerly CEO) of Radius Worldwide, an expansion services company offering accounting, HR, legal, tax and compliance support to companies’ international operations. He led the business during its successful acquisition by private equity firm HG Capital in August 2013.
Previous positions also include senior roles at Northgate, Accenture, Electronic Data Systems, Digital Equipment Company and Fitness First.
Lawrence Latham, managing director of Everynet, commented: “Chris’s many years of experience advising businesses in the technology industry will be invaluable to Everynet as we continue to build upon our international growth and success. He will provide valuable insight and counsel as we help enterprises around the world — and the IoT ecosystem as a whole — scale.”
Commenting on his appointment, Stone said, “IoT as a market concept has been around for a long time, and what holds it back is cost. Everynet is lowering the barriers of entry to make IoT a reality. I am excited to join the board of such a dynamic company at the forefront of IoT technology breakthroughs and deployments. I look forward to leveraging my experience to provide additional structure and oversight for the business.”
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