IoT, at its core, is connecting objects into increasingly complex networks. But what's it all for? And how do we keep IoT not only useful but safe? SIGFOX's CEO and the man in charge of Cisco's entire IoT business reflect.
Ludovic Le Moan , SIGFOX
Ludovic Le Moan co-founded SIGFOX, the world’s leading provider of dedicated connectivity for Internet of Things, in 2009. In order to support SIGFOX’s global expansion, Ludovic Le Moan has raised a total $150 million round of financing from strategic and financial investors in Europe, the U.S. and Asia. He has been involved in the machine-to- machine space since 2000, when he co-founded Anyware Technologies, which enabled the connection, management and monitoring of remote equipment through a Web interface. After selling Anyware Technologies to Wavecom in 2008, Ludovic Le Moan co-founded Goojet, a B2C services company that offered a simple, personal experience of the mobile web and allowed users to share and exchange messages and content. He served as COO of the company, now repositioned as scoop.it, from February 2008 to March 2011. Earlier in his career, he held a variety of scientific and business positions. He spent four years with COFRAMI Group, a 1,500-employee computer engineering and software solutions company serving the aerospace, telecommunications, IT, defense and other industries. He was general director when he left to found Anyware Technologies. Ludovic Le Moan is a serial entrepreneur who also founded and chairs IoT Valley, a Toulouse, France, association that offers mentoring, networking and other support for more than a dozen startups in information and communication technology (ICT). He received an engineering degree from ENSIMAG (Grenoble Institute of Technology), a leading French school in computer science, applied mathematics and telecommunications. He was appointed Chevalier de la Légion d’honneur, on January 1, 2016.