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Former Vodafone’s IoT Director Ivo Rook to Lead Sprint's IoT Division

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Former Vodafone’s IoT Director Ivo Rook to Lead Sprint's IoT Division Image Credit: Sprint

Sprint has named seasoned Internet of Things (IoT) executive Ivo Rook to the newly created position of senior vice president of IoT from 1st of January 2018.

Rook will lead and build Sprint’s IoT business and will be a strategic advisor to Sprint and Softbank. Rook has spent his last seven years at Vodafone, most recently chief executive officer for Vodafone’s IoT Business. 

In that role, he led Vodafone’s IoT strategy, driving its growth, products, operations and profit and loss globally. He also held positions at Vodafone Global Enterprise as director of Northern Europe and director of Germany and Central Europe.

Rook will lead a group of world-class product specialists to develop and operationalize IoT solutions in a category that continues to grow exponentially. He will be responsible for driving B2B and B2B2C growth strategies, including funding, alliances and development of operationalized solutions.

Also in his role, Rook who has Masters in Information Management from Erasmus University in Rotterdam, The Netherlands will also act as the Liaison Officer to the Softbank Group of companies involved in the IoT space. 

Jan Geldmacher, President of Sprint Business
He brings a wealth of experience to Sprint including organizational leadership, sales success and the ability to develop end-to-end product and marketing strategy that leads to sustained growth for companies.

Ivo Rook, In-coming SVP IoT, Sprint
I’m thrilled to join a company that is incredibly focused on this space, which will provide outstanding growth in the future. My focus will be on developing secure IoT solutions for our business customers and all people who want to make the best of the digital revolution.

Ray is a news editor at The Fast Mode, bringing with him more than 10 years of experience in the wireless industry.

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