Welcome Ralf Rottmann to the IOTA Foundation

The full article was originally published by David Sønstebø on Medium. Read the full article here.

Ralf Rottmann is a serial entrepreneur who sold his last company to Alcatel-Lucent and now serves as the Managing Partner at grandcentrix which he co-founded.

Incorporated in 2009, grandcentrix has become Germany’s largest system integrator focussing entirely on large scale Internet of Things and Smart Products development. At grandcentrix, Ralf has built an engineering organization with more than 150 full-time experts covering Ideation and User Experience Design, Electronic- and Embedded Development, Cyber Physical Systems Security, IoT Platform Development, System Integration, Frontend-Development and carrier-grade 24×7 operation.

Ralf will join the IOTA Foundation as a member on the Board of Directors

On joining IOTA Foundation

The industry unequivocally agrees: Digital Ledger Technologies will be at the core of the Internet of Things and an essential part of the third industrial revolution. In the past nine years, at grandcentrix, we’ve been creating digital, connected, real-world products for market-leading customers and taken them from concept to mass manufacturing.

IOTA delivers almost a natural extension to our core business and by far the best we’ve seen.

I’m feeling flattered and excited, to help Dominik, David and the entire team, to deliver on our vision and add the experience from a vast number of Internet of Things initiatives we’ve taken from prototype to production.

While Ralf will continue to serve as grandcentrix’ Managing Partner, he’ll spend a significant amount of his time and energy on helping IOTA Foundation to manage its continuing growth and streamline its day-to-day operation.

He’ll bring in his experience from building and growing two companies that successfully deliver complex, technological engineering projects for the most demanding customers in the industry.

As the IOTA Foundation is getting the proper structure, procedures and policies in place the entire project will thrive and expand at a significantly faster rate. Having Ralf assist with this based on his prior experience is very exciting and marks the beginning of a new level of maturity of the Foundation as an organization. Give him a warm welcome!

The full article was originally published by David Sønstebø on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story. Read the full article here.

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