As the new COO and General Manager, Michel Agopian will bring his IT experience and proven execution capabilities to build the strategy, go to market, alliances & partnerships, and Actility’s field operations team.
Actility, the Internet of Things and Smart Energy management service provider announced today that Michel Agopian had joined the company. Michel will be responsible for all aspects relating to business operations as well as international expansion of Actility’s M2M network alliance ThingPark Wireless. He has extensive experience in international, high-growth software and hardware companies having held different Sales, Marketing and General Management positions in global international companies such Digital Equipment Corporation, UB Networks, Cisco Systems and Symbol Technologies. More recently, as a member of the Executive Management team at Ipanema Technologies, Michel has been a key contributor to the success of this company raising it from a French start up when he joined 9 years ago, to a major well-recognized global market player in the high competitive WAN Application Performance market.
In joining Actility, as COO and General Manager, Michel anticipates that the Internet of Things (IoT) will have, in the near future, a considerable impact on our everyday lives, helping our societies to become more efficient and progress towards a more sustainable lifestyle. Michel sees Activity perfectly positioned to build the technology and service platform architecture enabling and scaling the use of new applications delivering the promise of the IoT. Michel also sees Actility Energy as being a key player in European markets opening up to new smart energy management and Demand Response services. Actility Energy currently operates as a Demand Response aggregator in both France and the Benelux.
”Michel brings his IT experience and proven execution capabilities to build the strategy, go to market, alliances, partnerships, and our field operations team. He has a profound ability to see the value of our unique technology differentiators and translate them into tangible first class services. This will help lead the growth of Actility as the market evolves from early adopters to mainstream roll-out,” said Olivier Hersent, Actility CEO & Founder.
Michel graduated from INSA Lyon. He holds an International Marketing degree from INSEAD, and followed the MBA program from IMD Lausanne and IAE Paris. Michel is also a lecturer at HEC-Entrepreneurs business school.
Actility is an industry leader in Machine to Machine (M2M) large scale infrastructure with ThingPark®, the new generation standard-based M2M communication platform and ThingPark Wireless the long range low-power wireless network for the Internet of Things (IoT). Actility also provides Smart-Grid services around demand optimization and management, including Demand Response, Load Shifting and Admission Control. Actility is a winner of the French Ministry of Research competition, has obtained the Grand Prix of the Tremplin Entreprise and has been rewarded by Innov’ Eco and CleanTech République for its particularly innovative approach in its Internet of Things (IoT) solutions. Visit www.actility.com.