Head of IoT at Optus Joins Thinxtra Leadership Team

Industry Heavy Weight & Former Head of IoT at Optus Joins Thinxtra Leadership Team

Leading IoT-Telco Thinxtra is pleased to announce the appointment of Anthony Stewart as General Manager Sales for Australia and New Zealand. His deep knowledge and hands-on experience in the IoT space will be invaluable to meet increasing market demand for the mass deployment of IoT solutions.

With twenty years of experience in the telecommunications sector, Anthony is an industry pioneer who worked extensively with Australian IoT early adopters since the early 2000’s.

Most recently, Anthony led the local IoT practice at Singtel Optus, and shaped first hand the evolution of this fast growing market in Australia and the region.

Anthony Stewart comments “I have been a long time advocate of IoT and the positive impact it will have on businesses in terms of efficiency and sustainability, and the resulting impacts on our quality of life. I am delighted to join Thinxtra to make a significant contribution to the proliferation of IoT in ANZ through the market leading Sigfox low power, low cost IoT sensor nationwide networks.”

Thinxtra is experiencing rapid growth, especially from organisations who are ready to challenge existing markets and invest in new disruptive business models. “For the last four years we have been doing the ground work required to position Thinxtra as the leading IoT-Telco in ANZ & HK. We see rapidly increasing adoption and now is the right time for us to grow our team with an industry heavyweight such as Anthony. We have now an even stronger, passionate Leadership team committed to connect the unconnected and enable Industry 4.0. There is no doubt that 2020 will be the decade of IoT.” adds Loic Barancourt, CEO of Thinxtra.

He continues “The market realises more and more that they don’t just choose a carrier when they choose an IoT network. Our customers choose Thinxtra because they value our agility and ultimate commitment to customer success. We are “Born in IoT”, which means we know how to deliver extraordinary business value with our partners and their fit for purpose IoT solutions. Welcoming Anthony aboard confirms our commitment to continue to build the most experienced and customer outcome obsessed team of IoT leaders in the region.”


About Thinxtra

Thinxtra is empowering the Internet of Things in Asia Pacific by operating the world-leading Sigfox LPWA network as well as enabling a full eco-system of IoT solutions and services partners to connect the non-connected, to increase productivity, to accelerate decision making, to improve quality of service and quality of life, and to find more economical solutions to common problems.

Sigfox is the world’s leading provider of connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT). The company has built a global network to connect billions of devices to the Internet while consuming as little energy as possible, as simply as possible. Sigfox’s unique approach to device-to-cloud communications addresses the three greatest barriers to global IoT adoption: cost, energy consumption, and global scalability.

Thinxtra is backed by the CEFC, an Australian Government fund with a mission to accelerate local transformation towards more efficiencies.

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