Connexin bolsters IoT team as former Lloyd’s Register VP Digital Innovation, David Ryder, joins

13th November 2020 – Smart Infrastructure and IoT specialist Connexin today announced that it has appointed former Lloyd’s Register Vice President Digital Innovation, David Ryder to its growing IoT team. 

Following the news of their recent Smart City contract wins, strategic investment provided by Whitehelm Capital and new additions at board levelDavid joins Connexin as its new Vice President (VP) IoT, supporting current IoT lead and CTO, Will Kebbell, in developing and managing Connexin’s IoT business. 

David brings with him more than 35 Years of international leadership experience across blue-chip telecoms and media organisations including Lloyd’s Register, BT, Verizon, Ericsson and ESPN.  

Having joined Lloyd’s Register as VP Digital Innovation in June 2017, David helped build the digital innovation team and positioned Lloyd’s Register as a key provider of digital services within the Marine and Energy sectors. Prior to his work at LR, David was IoT Managing Principal at Ericsson developing their business across Europe and spent over 20 years at BT where he launched the UK’s first public WiFi network. 

Speaking on David’s appointment, Will Kebbell, CTO at Connexin said: 

I’m delighted to welcome David to the team here at Connexin. David brings a wealth of experience to the team and his success to date in digital innovation and IoT technologies will be invaluable as we take the next step of our journey post-investment. This appointment demonstrates our commitment to invest in and support communities in their journey to embrace technology. 

David Ryder, new VP IoT at Connexin said: 

“I am super excited to be joining the team at Connexin and helping them build the IoT business in this Covid-19 era, where cities and businesses are actively looking at Innovative solutions to help them cope not just during, but also post pandemicIoT and data will, I feel, play a key part in in helping to transform operations and drivforward the adoption of digital solutions that ultimately will make the connected city safer for everyone. 

Connexin is fast becoming the go to company in the smart communities and IoT space having delivered some of the UK’s first large scale Smart City projects. From delivering the UK’s smartest street in Newcastle, developing the first smart city platform for Hull City Council and building a city-wide IoT network and platform in Sheffield in partnership with Amey. 

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