Robert Gibbons is the new Chief Digital Officer (CDO) at the energy solution supplier Wiferion. Gibbons is an acknowledged expert in the development and scaling of software-as-a-service (SaaS) company products and internet of things (IoT) applications. For Wiferion, among other things, he will further develop the IoT software etaHUB into a central charge optimization platform for industrial companies.
Making full use of energy-saving potential
Robert Gibbons has been responsible since December for the digital strategy of the leading system supplier of charging and energy storage technology for E vehicles used in industry. His tasks include the further development of digital products and the structuring of digital business models on the basis of the energy data of the inductive charging systems and batteries in driverless transport systems (DTS), forklifts, etc. “My goal is to use Wiferion’s unique data to lower the energy consumption of mobile robots in the long term”, says the new CDO. “Thanks to our data and our connectivity, we will enable industrial companies to optimize the efficiency, battery working life and energy costs of their vehicles using our platform.”
Supervised already the full product development process
The 35-year-old American has already successfully developed SaaS solutions and scaled them for use by fully functioning organizations with revenues running into millions. In the last four years, for example, he was responsible for Haufe’s X360 cloud ERP system. Here, he supervised the full product development process, support and implementation of the solution. Previously, he was responsible for the WMS product of a global automobile corporation and worked with the Ankura Consulting Group as a consultant for technology strategy.
Robotics in industry is growing exponentially
There, his work included developing the Project Management Office for a major aviation corporation. “Robotics in industry is growing exponentially. This is why I am looking forward to working with Wiferion on pushing forward with sustainable battery and energy use”, says the software specialist. “Finding Robert Gibbons is a stroke of luck for us”, says a delighted Florian Reiners, CEO and co-founder of Wiferion. “With his outstanding expertise, he is the ideal person to expand our digital business fields and our growth.”