Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland and Phoenix, AZ - April 30, 2020 - The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S), the world's leading independent provider of media content protection and value-added service technology, announced today the appointment of Hardy Schmidbauer as Senior Vice President, loT, effective April 30, 2020.
In this role, Hardy Schmidbauer will assume overall management responsibility for the loT business segment, reporting to Andre Kudelski, Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
Hardy Schmidbauer is a seasoned executive in the wireless, semiconductor and loT sectors, with a 20-year career spanning project management, design engineering, marketing management, product management and entrepreneurship. He played an instrumental role in the development of the wireless loT ecosystem through management, R&D, and marketing roles in support of LoRa, LoRaWAN and other wireless protocols. Among the companies he has worked for are Silicon Labs and Semtech Corporation.
His initial responsibility will be to expand the strategic plan for the Kudelski Group's loT business in order to foster growth and sales while building upon the Group's current achievements in this sector.
"We are very pleased to welcome Hardy Schmidbauer to the Group. Throughout his career, he has sharpened his ability to define, achieve and market solutions and lead teams in an loT environment. This will be highly beneficial to us in our desire to further leverage the full potential of this segment for our Group,” said Andre Kudelski, Chief Executive Officer of the Group.
Hardy holds an MBA from Santa Clara University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Oregon State University. He is an American citizen and spent several years in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, in Neuchatel, with his family. He currently lives in Morgan Hill, California, and will relocate to Phoenix.
Kudelski IoT is the Internet of Things division of Kudelski Group and provides end-to-end IoT solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators, and end-user companies. These solutions and services leverage the group’s 30+ years of innovation in digital business model creation; hardware, software and ecosystem design and testing; state-of-the-art security lifecycle management technologies and services and managed operation of complex systems. For more information about Kudelski IOT, please visit www.kudelski-iot.com.
The Kudelski Group (SIX: KUD.S) is a world leader in digital business enablement technologies that encompass digital content security, public access, cybersecurity, and IoT.
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Kudelski IoT provides end-to-end solutions, IoT product design, and full-lifecycle services to IoT device manufacturers, ecosystem creators and end-user companies.
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