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IMC Governors Elect Kim Bybjerg, Romil Bahl, as Chair and Vice-Chair
- February 8, 2021
London (8 February 2021): The Board of Governors of the IoT M2M Council (IMC) has elected Kim Bybjerg, VP and Head of Continental Europe at Tata Communications, and Romil Bahl, President & CEO of KORE, as their new Chairman and Vice Chairman, respectively. Nominations and voting took place at the IMC’s Annual General Meeting, held online due to the pandemic on January 21st. The IMC is the largest trade association dedicated to the global IoT sector, comprised of 25,000 enterprise users, product makers, and app developers as rank-and-file members.
The Internet-of-Things market is expected to see strong growth, with some analysts projecting more than 25 billion connected devices and almost $600 billion in total service revenue by the end of 2024. “With connectivity driving the digital-first economy, IoT is hailed as the tipping point for the growth of organizations” said Kim Bybjerg. “The IMC mission is to accelerate the adoption of IoT technology for the public good. We do this by bringing IoT buyers and sellers together.”
In response to the pandemic, the IMC has introduced an entire series of online events for 2021 and the group also maintains an exclusive relationship with the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), for whom it produces a live conference and large pavilion covering IoT Infrastructure in Las Vegas. Additionally, the IMC publishes template RFPs and Guidelines for IoT Technology sourcing, software tools that help buyers identify their needs, a library of over 200 IoT use cases, and eight vertical market push-content channels.
Both Bybjerg and Bahl bring decades of experience to their new roles. Bybjerg, who is VP and Head of Continental Europe at Tata Communications, has held senior IoT sales positions at KPN, Vodafone, and more. Prior to his lead role at KORE, Bahl has held CEO positions at both private and public companies. “I am honored to be selected by the IMC Board as Vice-Chair. The future of the IoT M2M Council is bright as what I call the ‘Decade of IoT’ kicks off in 2021, and Kim and I take the leadership mantle seriously,” said Bahl.
About the IoT M2M Council
The IMC is the largest trade group dedicated to the global IoT/M2M sector – with over 25,000 IoT enterprise users, product makers/designers, and apps developers that buy IoT solutions as members. Board companies include 1NCE, Aeris, Airgain, Astrocast, AVSystem, BICS, Blues Wireless, Digi International, floLIVE, Fibocom, Ground Control, Gurtam, iBasis, Ignion, Incognito, IoT Launch, Keyfactor, KORE, Losant, Microsoft Azure, MultiTech, Pelion Technology, Pod Group, Quectel, RevX Systems, Sateliot, Somos, Taoglas, Tata Communications, Telit, Utimaco, and Vodafone. www.iotm2mcouncil.org