159: How Silver Spring ‘s Smart Energy Platform Is The Power Behind Smart Cities and the Internet of Important Things
Michael Bell is an accomplished global executive with a demonstrated history of innovation, having spent more than 24 years in leadership and product development positions with Intel, Palm, and Apple. He’s had an incredible career in the tech industry and someone I could speak with for hours. He’s armed with a wealth of stories from his days at Apple and even has a great tale about the space shuttle.
However, don’t be fooled into thinking this is all about Michael’s past, just like any tech veteran he only looks forwards. Michael is now Silver Spring’s President and Chief Executive Officer.
Silver Spring Networks enables the Internet of Important Things by reliably and securely connecting things that matter. Cities, utilities, and companies on five continents use the company’s cost-effective, high-performance IoT network and data platform to operate more efficiently, get greener, and enable innovative services that can improve the lives of millions of people.
The company also has more than 24 million enabled devices delivered and is working with leading smart energy and utilities providers and smart cities on five continents. With more than 6.4 million electric meters and 5.1 million water and heat meters sold, Kamstrup aims to bring intelligent meters to homes around the world. With one of the industry’s leading partner ecosystems, the open, standards-based Silver Spring IPv6 network offers customers choice and support across a broad range of intelligent device players.
To top it all, Silver Spring Networks has also been Named a Visionary in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Machine-to-Machine Services, Worldwide.
I invited Mike bell onto the show to find out more.