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Pod’s CEO elected Vice Chairman of IoT M2M Council

Published on February 18, 2022

 

Pod’s CEO elected Vice Chairman of IoT M2M Council

 

The IMC, the IoT industry’s largest trade group, announced a new line up in its Board of Governors this week. Former Vice Chairman, Romil Bahl, CEO of KORE, now steps up to be Chairman and Pod’s own CEO, Sam Colley joins the Board as Vice Chairman.

Since the pandemic, the IMC, already known for its staunch support of IoT focussed companies at trade events worldwide through its exhibition stand pavilions and conferences, has gained a reputation for its webinars. These quarterly conferences have featured industry influencers and thought leaders’ view points on sector direction and evolution, as well as showcasing IoT use cases and new technology. Keenly followed by hundreds of attendees they have quickly become a mainstay of the digital events calendar. 

Pod’s CEO, Sam Colley, has been a regular speaker at IMC events alongside other Pod colleagues and was delighted to be asked to increase his involvement with the group. “Since our acquisition by Giesecke+Devrient in July 2021, Pod Group is now even better positioned to accelerate IoT evolution and adoption. Pod Group, as the World’s First Enterprise Network Operator, is putting enterprises at the forefront of this endeavour, and being able to further support this through the direction of the IMC’s activities is a fantastic opportunity” commented Sam.

Having witnessed its biggest growth year to date, the IMC has ambitious plans for expansion over the coming months. With over 25,000 “Adopter” members and 30 industry heavyweight companies making up the “Sustaining” members, the IMC hopes to further develop its support and promotion of the sector. “The IMC has done a fantastic job of representing all of the stakeholders within the IoT ecosystem helping to shape the industries understanding of technology shift and future trends”,  said Sam, “and given that Gartner have predicted that 1 million devices an hour will be connecting to the IoT by 2023, there is still a lot of great work that needs to be done to ensure this ambition is realised. So it is a very exciting time to be part of this adventure.”  

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