Reliance Group has appointed Juergen Hase as CEO for IoT Business. He will be based out of Reliance Group’s new HQ at Reliance Centre in Santacruz, Mumbai, reporting to Group Managing Director, Amitabh Jhunjhunwala.
Juergen Hase has experience of over 25 years in the global telecommunications industry to develop, implement and execute new businesses in different global markets. Till recently, he was Director IoT / M2M in Ooredoo at the Group level, based in Qatar, responsible for implementing the IoT business for Ooredoo in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia, in multiple vertical segments like Automotive, Telematics, Smart Cities, Healthcare, Insurance, and Energy.
Reliance Communications had announced IoT partnership with Jasper (which was subsequently acquired by Cisco) in August last year.
Juergen Hase will be based in Mumbai reporting to Group Managing Director, Amitabh Jhunjhunwala, Reliance Group said in an official statement Thursday.
Reliance Group has drawn up a comprehensive strategy, with an emphasis on initially leveraging its domain expertise across existing business verticals in telecoms, power & utilities, financial services, road and metro rail transportation, and healthcare, and its over 250 million customer base, to drive accelerated growth in the IoT space.
Group flagship, Reliance Communications has already announced an IoT partnership with Jasper (which was subsequently acquired by Cisco), and various IoT solutions have been jointly piloted in India over the past few months in preparation for the commercial launch.
A few of the pilots already underway within the Group include Reliance Energy in the utilities sector for smart grid management to decrease power transmission and distribution losses, demand side management to help consumers lower their energy bills and fleet management of maintenance vehicles.