Tony Puopolo takes charge of Digi managed services

  • May 7, 2024
  • Steve Rogerson
  • Digi
Tony Puopolo.

Industry veteran Tony Puopolo is to lead Digi’s managed services division as senior vice president, a move said to mark a milestone in the company’s evolution from a hardware-centric enterprise.

With over two decades of experience in driving business growth and innovation within the technology sector, Puopolo brings a wealth of expertise to the role. He will leverage his track record in delivering customer-centric offerings that drive operational efficiencies and business value. He also brings extensive expertise in product strategy, building successful sales teams, and deploying global channel programmes.

“As Digi evolves and adapts to the ever-changing needs of our customers and the IoT market, Tony’s leadership and strategic vision will be instrumental in our transformation,” said Ron Konezny, CEO of Digi International. “His deep industry knowledge and proven ability to drive business outcomes make him the ideal candidate to lead our managed solutions division, and we are delighted to have him on board.”

Puopolo’s journey encompasses pivotal moments in the evolution of IoT connectivity, from the formative stages of emerging technologies to the culmination of industry-leading advancements. His leadership and acumen have propelled organisations forward, navigating them through transitions and ensuring their offerings remained at the forefront of market demand. His dedication to customer-centric principles, coupled with a passion for innovation, has cemented his reputation as a driving force behind sales and product management.

In his new role, he will focus on expanding Digi’s portfolio of managed services, empowering resellers and customers to unlock the full potential of their IoT deployments while driving sustainable growth for the company.

“I am honoured to join the Digi team at such an exciting time in the company’s journey,” said Puopolo. “Digi’s commitment to innovation, customer focus and eliminating the hurdles to success in IoT deployments aligns perfectly with my own values. I am eager to leverage our collective expertise to deliver best-in-class options that address the evolving needs of our resellers and customers.”

With Puopolo at the helm, the company is positioned to accelerate its transition from a hardware provider to offering end-to-end support across the IoT ecosystem.

Minnesota-based Digi ( is a provider of IoT connectivity products and services. It helps companies create connected products and deploy and manage critical communications infrastructures in demanding environments with high levels of security and reliability. Founded in 1985, Digi has helped customers connect more than 100 million things and counting.