• Globetouch Inc. acquires

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    Acquisition Strengthens Globetouch’s IOT,

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  • Globetouch Inc. Acquires Netsnapper Technologies

    Globetouch, an Internet of Things connectivity company, has acquired IoT security company Netsnapper as the company looks to secure its car connectivity offerings.

    Riccardo Di Blasio, CEO of Oakland, Calif.-based Globetouch, told CRN that security has been top of mind for customers – particularly those in the connected car market.

    “The more connected cars and IoT fleets that are populating the planet, the more customers are becoming concerned about protecting the communication between the car and the server or cars and other cars,” said Di Blasio. “Our goal isn’t to be a security company – we’re connectivity people – but we want a better answer when customers ask about the protocol to secure the communication layer.”

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    Di Blasio, who said building up a channel will be an essential part of his overall strategy to scale Globetouch’s business, said the acquisition would help partners jump-start conversations around security with customers.

    Luxembourg-based Netsnapper provides security offerings for connected car, industrial IoT and smart city applications. The company’s portfolio includes a cloud-based client-server offering comprised of key modules for security and management of IoT devices.
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    Terms of the deal, including price, were not disclosed.

    Netsnapper’s security offerings will be integrated into Globetouch’s flagship offerings, including connectivity product GConnect and management offering GControl, which is built on a cloud SIM scalable architecture. Globetouch also offers an IoT analytics and orchestration tool, GFusion.

    “We offer connectivity, fleet management and real-time analytics, and now will have GSecure functionality where clients can protect any tunnel of communication for their connected fleet,” said Di Blasio. “We want to have a security jacket wrapped around the connectivity layer of the devices.”

    Beyond securing connected cars, Di Blasio said that the acquisition of Netsnapper will help Globetouch tap into the security company’s vertical market expertise to eventually expand into new markets – including industrial IoT and smart cities.

    “This acquisition also gives Globetouch a huge boost to open addressable markets … we’re open to new opportunities in industrial IoT and others beyond our focus in the automotive space,” he said.

    “Security is key for M2M applications, and it’s a serious talking point for partners to bring to customers … the fact that we’re taking it into our road plans should show customers that it’s a top priority for Globetouch,” said Talia Wise, associate vice president of marketing at Globetouch.

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    Keith Cornell

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    Keith brings 20 years of successful executive management, sales/marketing and corporate development experience in the international technology/telco/software market. Most recently, he was Chief Commercial Officer of Starship Technologies (local, autonomously driven delivery robots). Previously, Keith was Chairman of EnOcean (batteryless, wireless sensors and Commercial Building Automation systems; Germany), poLight (varioptical lens for mobile devices; Norway), and CEO of Nanoradio (wifi chips for mobile devices; Sweden), which was sold to Samsung.
    He served on the management teams of several leading mobile operators including O2, Vodafone and AirTouch International.

     

    Simon Bullock

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    Simon Bullock (ACMA, CGMA) was appointed Chief Financial Officer in January 2017 and brings over 25 years finance experience including over 15 operating at FD/CFO level.

     

    After an early career with Mars and GE he turned his attention to supporting SME businesses with sector experience including FMCG, Retail, Telecoms, Mining and Financial Services.

     

    Recent transactions include being instrumental in raising ~ £100 million in equity, debt and government grants for an early stage, disruptive, telecoms business.

    Simon is very much at home with high growth, fast paced businesses such as Netsnapper Technologies Sarl.

    Robert Jones

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    Robert is a results oriented senior executive and general management professional with more than 25 years of global experience in innovative high technology companies. He is currently the Managing Director of Bluefire Consultancy, an international management consultancy focused on driving effective growth with Technology, Media, and Telecoms (TMT) sector companies.

    He has a track record of establishing new businesses, accelerating growth and turning around declining businesses in many markets around the world that include Europe, North America and Asia Pacific. Robert also has experience in corporate mergers and acquisitions to facilitate trade sales.
     

    Steffen Sauer

    Vice President - Delivery & Implementation

    Steffen Sauer was appointed Vice President Delivery and Implementation in January 2017 and brings over 25 years technical experience including over 5 years leading and management experience.

    Before moving to a Management Role, Steffen was a senior technologist at companies like Xerox, Siemens Fujitsu, IBM. He has been responsible for the performance of a number of mission-critical and high available enterprise systems.

    Seppo Keronen

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    Experienced Founder and Innovator: Skilled in MEMS and ASICs, Software Algorithms, Networking znd EmbeddedSystems. Entrepreneur with a PhD in Computer Science.

    S. Vijay Anand

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    Over 23+ years of experience in the field of Wireless Communications, Embedded Systems and specialized in Middleware & System Design for Connected Vehicles (Car & Motorbike), Connected Home, Connected Aircraft, M2M / IoT & Multimedia Products

    Published around 20+ Research Papers.

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