Former Citrix Executive Brings More Than 30 Years of Expertise Growing Enterprise Companies to the IoTium Board
Santa Clara, Calif. October 12, 2017 – IoTium, the first secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), today announced the appointment of Klaus Oestermann as the newest member of the company’s board of directors. Oestermann brings more than thirty years of experience in building, scaling and running a global enterprise company to the IoTium board. As a member of IoTium’s board, Oestermann will help guide and accelerate IoTium’s business growth as it enters the next phase of customer success and product innovation.
“At IoTium, we have an immediate opportunity to help industrial organizations leverage IIoT to modernize their legacy, mission-critical environments. Klaus’ experience in growing Citrix NetScaler into the market leader it is today will be extremely valuable as we enter into our next phase of rapid growth,” said Ron Victor, CEO, IoTium. “With Klaus, and the recent addition of several other industry leaders to the board, all the pieces are in place to take IoTium to the next level.”
For the past three decades, Oestermann has worked within the networking, cloud and enterprise software industries. He spent more than 17 years at Citrix and the past 10 years running and building the company’s business in networking and security, working as part of the Citrix executive leadership team in the role of SVP & General Manager of the Delivery Networks Division. He is currently the Chairman of the Board for Zigna, a recently announced real estate technology startup and an advisor and investor at The Fabric, a Silicon Valley-based pre-Series A startup foundry, accelerator that co-created IoTium investor. Earlier in his career, Oestermann was the CEO of CMA Systems, and spent the early years at IBM. He has also held advisory and board positions at CloudVolumes Inc. and Cotendo.
“IIoT is transforming companies and opening up a new era of economic growth. While it is clear this is where the market is heading, companies are still late in adopting and not taking advantage of the benefits IIoT has to offer,” said Klaus Oestermann. “IoTium is rapidly becoming the default secure network infrastructure of choice for a slew of industrial giants in multiple verticals. Through its zero-touch, easy-to-deploy, secure, edge-cloud infrastructure offered as a service, IoTium significantly reduces integration challenges and complexities in complex industrial environments. It solves a unique challenge in enabling scalable deployment of IIoT. I am excited to be joining a stellar board helping IoTium expand and become the market leader in IIoT.”
IoTium is the first secure network infrastructure company for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). Headquartered in Silicon Valley and backed by GE Ventures, March Capital, The Fabric and Juniper Networks, IoTium was founded with the understanding that secure connections matter. The company’s patented technology enables a Network as a Service (NaaS) solution to securely connect legacy onsite systems to cloud-based applications, allowing building and industrial automation, oil & gas, manufacturing, transportation, and smart city industries to realize the promise of Industry 4.0. For more information, visit: http://www.iotium.io.