October 2, 2017

Thomas Weisshaupt joins Wirepas as Director, Product Marketing for Smart Metering

Thomas Weisshaupt has joined Wirepas Product Marketing as of 1 October, and will be responsible for Smart Metering and Smart Energy application area. Thomas will be responsible for successful growth in the Smart Energy sector.

  • It is extremely exciting to join Wirepas, the leading provider of Wide Area Mesh technology, at this point of time, when the massive IoT is really happening – this brings tremendous opportunities to utilities who need to prepare for a lot of unknown unknowns, says Thomas.

Thomas has 15+ years of experience in developing, initiating and implementing new business models driven by digitalization, mostly in the utility and energy sectors. For the last six years he has been Director Smart Energy and IoT markets for Gemalto, the world leader in digital security.

  • We are extremely happy to welcome Thomas in our growing team. Followed by our success in The Nordics, we are now looking to address the global Smart Metering and Smart Energy Market. Thomas, with his background and connections, is the right man to drive this initiative, says Richard Kinder, VP Product Marketing at Wirepas.

Thomas is the chairman of the communications, privacy and security working group in ESMIG, as well as a contributor to the EU Task Force Smart Grids Expert Group two and three on Market Design and Cybersecurity. He advocates collaboration and trust building between a variety of actors and Institutions, including SEDC, GSM-A, , ECS-O, CENELEC,ETSI and Eurosmart.

IDC (International Data Corporation), the global provider of market intelligence has produced a case study of the unique smart metering deployment in Norway including the world’s biggest Mesh network ever built. The core of the new smart metering solution consists of Aidon’s energy service devices (smart meters), Aidon’s head-end-system for the collection and management of the data from the smart meters, as well as a communication solution for data delivery powered by Wirepas.

The IDC Spotlight can be downloaded at: https://wirepas.com/download/

Additional information: Sebastian Linko, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Investor Relations, +358 (0)40 023 6607, sebastian.linko(at)wirepas.com

Wirepas in brief

Wirepas is focused on providing the most reliable, optimized, scalable and easy to use device connectivity for its customers. Wirepas Connectivity is a de-centralized radio communications protocol that can be used in any device, with any radio chip and on any radio band. With Wirepas Connectivity there is no need for traditional repeaters because every wireless device is a smart router of the network. The connected devices form the network – easy as that. Wirepas has its headquarters in Tampere, Finland and offices in Australia, France, Germany, South Korea, the UK and the United States.

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