Wi-NEXT Takes Another Bold Step Forward in IIoT

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Moving headquarters to California and announcing Armando Pereira as the new CEO

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Broadband IT is making its way to the edge of the network.... this is intelligent big data & analytics responding to the needs of the factory floor. Wi-NEXT will have a tremendous impact in defining this space. Armando Pereira, CEO Wi-NEXT

Wi-NEXT, recently selected as a “Gartner Cool Vendor” in IIoT, announced today the relocation of its headquarters to Silicon Valley in California, the leading hub for high-tech innovation and entrepreneurship in the world. This move ensures that Wi-NEXT, Inc. will be able to work closer with its partners and clients and benefit from an ecosystem famous for its ability to foster scalable and competitive businesses positioned for success. This robust venture capital and innovation environment will enable Wi-NEXT to continue building its leadership position in the explosive Industrial Internet-of-Things (IIoT) segment. The company also announced today that Armando Pereira, a proven industry innovator and entrepreneur has joined the company as its new CEO.

“Our mission is to bring our know-how and unique IP in Mesh networking into the IIoT space,” said Nicola de Carne, the founder of Wi-NEXT. “Armando Pereira is the right person to execute on our vision of connecting the unconnected, and to empower Wi-NEXT to grow rapidly and expand internationally.”

Wi-NEXT builds upon a history of innovation and success in Italy, and a portfolio of intellectual property uniquely positioned to address the IIoT market. Its products and solutions are specifically designed to connect industrial machines and to optimize their real-time data performance. Whether the customers have unconnected machines, “invisible assets,” or more modern equipment, the Wi-NEXT solution will innovate how the industry thinks about predictive maintenance, energy efficiency monitoring and real-time data analytics on the edge of the network. Wi-NEXT is bringing intelligent IIoT solutions to Cloud and Fog Computing.

“We are witnessing again a paradigm shift in our industry, as broadband IT (high-speed networking, storage and computing) makes its way to the edge of the network,” shared Armando Pereira, CEO Wi-NEXT. “More precisely, and in our case, this is intelligent big data and analytics responding to the needs of the factory floor. Wi-NEXT will have a tremendous impact in defining this space, and I am very proud to be working with such a uniquely talented team.”

Wi-NEXT, Inc. develops solutions ideally positioned for the Smart Factory segment. Its products can be deployed in “greenfield” installations, but also as powerful and flexible tools to retrofit existing installations with state-of-the-art IIoT technology.

Founder Nicola de Carne will serve as the new Vice President of Marketing in addition to the responsibilities of President overseeing the day-to-day operations of the company in Italy.

About CEO Armando Pereira
Armando joins Wi-NEXT with over thirty years of experience in the high-tech field, bringing to market innovative solutions, such as the fiber to the home technologies of PON. Armando Pereira is the founder and General Partner of the PVentures Group, a consulting practice in Silicon Valley working with companies to build partnerships, raise venture financing, and to develop go-to-market strategies. During his career he developed and led joint ventures worldwide, including China, India, Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, Brazil and the US.

Before founding the PVentures Group, Mr. Pereira served in several senior executive positions, such as President / CEO of FlexLight Networks, General Manager of the Optical Business Unit of Centillium Communications, and President / CEO of Alloptic. Mr. Pereira was a director on the board of the Telecommunications Industry Association and Electronics Industry Alliance, and a member of industry standards organizations T1 and IEEE. Mr. Pereira is the recipient of several entrepreneurial awards and currently a judge on the selection committee for Startup Chile.

About Founder Nicola De Carne
Nicola De Carne is passionate about connecting the unconnected. He is part of the leadership team of Wi-NEXT, the IoT company which he founded to fulfill the dream of using networking technologies to push the edge of data processing closer to industrial machines for better decision making and analytics. He is a hands-on researcher, spending the last decade changing the Wi-Fi paradigm and building new business models which combine engineering talent with real market needs to create innovative, reliable, and usable products. If that wasn’t enough, he also wears the hat of entrepreneur, business development and his most rewarding job: happy husband and proud father of two. Feel free to connect with Nicola to discuss IoT, IIoT, Fog Computing, Distributed Computing or Wireless on Twitter @nicoladecarne

About Wi-NEXT
Wi-NEXT, Inc. is an Industrial IoT Company pioneer in Enterprise grade Wi-Fi mesh technology and distributed computing. Wi-NEXT helps industrial companies reduce the complexity and cost of networking equipment, optimize data management processes and asset performance of the industrial plant. Wi-NEXT sells its patented networking and edgeware distributed FOG-computing solutions globally. Wi-NEXT is named Gartner Cool Vendor 2015, click here to download the report for free.

For more information, please visit our website at http://www.wi-next.com or follow us on Twitter @winextcom. To set up an interview or briefing, please contact Laurie Adams de Sa at +1 404 502-8961 or laurie(at)mainspire(dot)com.

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