Seasoned Veteran Brings Extensive Operating Experience in Israel, China & Globally
Toronto, Canada & Shanghai, China, August 1, 2017 – Internet of Things Inc. (TSX-V: ITT; OTC: INOTF; FRANKFURT: 71T) (“ITT Inc.” or the “Company”) and New Hope Data Technology Co., Ltd., a New Hope Groupaffiliated and investee company (“New Hope”) are pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Agam as CEO of the recently announced New Hope IoT Intl. Inc. Joint Venture (the “NHG-ITT JV” or the “JV”).
Michael Agam brings over 12 years of diverse C-level executive management and technical experience, combined with a successful track record in fast growing international technology companies. Prior to joining the JV, Mr. Agam was the CEO of MNC Ltd. based in Chengdu, China, a joint venture of Maxtech Networks Israel (www.maxt-mesh.com) and Jaiye International China delivering end to end industrial IoT solutions in China.
Prior to heading up MNC Ltd., Mr. Agam was the VP, Marketing & Business Development at Maxtech Networks, a company developing sophisticated high performance, voice and data mesh communications networks. In that role, he negotiated several $10 Million + contracts with Fortune 500 companies in the US (including General Dynamics, Raytheon, CACI etc.), in Europe (Selex-ES, Thales) and in China (CEC group). Concurrent to Mr. Agam’s role at Maxtech Network, he was an executive board member at Buy2 Networks, a leading Israeli e-commerce company. Under Mr. Agam’s strategic direction, Buy2 Networks grew its annual revenue from USD$2 Million to USD$20 Million.
Mr. Agam brings to the JV a strong technical background in a variety of fields, including telecommunications, cloud and big data analytics, RF and legacy communications systems and networks, broadband communications and mobile applications. He received his Bachelor of Laws (L.L.B., 2002) and Master of Business Administration (MBA, 2003) from the College of Management – Academic Studies, Israel’s largest college.
Michael Agam, CEO of the New Hope IoT Intl Inc. JV commented, “I am honored to be chosen as the leader of this innovative and pioneering business. The market opportunity for the JV with Internet of Things Inc. to automate the industrial market in China as part of the ‘Made in China 2025’ program with impactful IoT solutions is of huge significance and scale. The strategic advantage of working with New Hope in terms of market access to its portfolio of companies, its industrial leadership and its government relations is second to none. With this win-win JV partnership and partners combined with the team that I am assembling, we are well positioned to lead the industrial IoT market in China”
Michael Frank, CEO of ITT Inc. added, “Michael is a great business partner, who understands the opportunities, challenges and dynamics of the nascent Chinese Industrial IoT market, and we are pleased and proud to have him guide and manage the JV with New Hope. We are looking forward to working with Michael to grow NHG-ITT JV into one of the dominant industrial IoT solution providers in China and beyond”.
Additionally, the NHG-ITT JV has entered into advanced discussions with several leading North American, European and Israeli IoT hardware/software, communications and cybersecurity companies regarding potential strategic sales and distribution partnership agreements.
About New Hope Group
New Hope Group (en.newhopegroup.com) was founded in 1982. New Hope Group now has more than 600 subsidiaries in 30 countries, with nearly 70,000 employees and annual revenues of nearly 80 Billion Yuan or CAD$15.5 Billion. It is involved in a wide range of sectors, from agriculture and real estate to infrastructure, chemical engineering, finance, insurance and more. It has a AAA credit rating from China Chengxin International Credit Rating Co. Ltd. (CCXI).
New Hope Group includes New Hope Data Technology Co., Ltd, a Shanghai-based company focused on data acquisition, monitoring, analytics, knowledge transfer through the implementation of cutting-edge IoT technologies as well as professional services and data analytics.
For further information, contact:
New Hope IoT Intl. Inc.
Tel: +86 156 1832 9573
To learn more, visit: www.newhope-data.com
About Internet of Things Inc.
Internet of Things Inc. (www.iotintl.com) is an Internet of Things (IoT) software and solutions provider. The company acquires and implements strategic and disruptive technology solutions targeting the industrial IoT markets, including manufacturing, energy management, agriculture, transportation, social, cybersecurity, e-commerce and fintech. ITT Inc. has a joint venture partnership with New Hope Data Technology Co. Ltd for China. Its wholly-owned subsidiary Digital Blockware Inc. develops and provides customized, scalable blockchain solutions. The company is headquartered in Toronto, Canada.
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