Fotech Expands Leadership Team with Key Hire to Support Growth and Collaborations
Fotech, a bp launchpad company and a global leader in Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) technology, has appointed Smart Cities, IoT, and converging industries specialist Maria Shiao.
A sales and business development executive and advisor across the telecoms and IoT sector, Shiao joins Fotech as Global Vice President of Sales. She brings 20 years’ experience developing new businesses and markets for leading telecoms and IT companies such as AT&T, IBM and Cisco.
Shiao also has significant experience in building new solutions and ecosystems across digital and physical industries and was most recently Sales Director at FFE, a fire detection specialist and a Halma Group company.
Shiao said: “I’m delighted to be joining Fotech at this exciting time. Fotech has a deserved reputation as a key player in the fibre-enabled solutions market, and with my passion for Smart Cities and the smart energy/sustainability sector, I look forward to developing the crucial role that the application of Fotech’s technologies will play in transforming our world.”
Chris Shannon, Fotech CEO, said: “Maria’s international experience and achievements within the telecoms and IT sector are second-to-none and we are very happy to have her on board. Attracting an individual of Maria’s calibre into the business is a great testament to our strategy and ambition. We are thrilled to be growing so rapidly and Maria will be leading the team with her expertise in B2B go-to-market strategy, client relationship sales and sales, global alliances and partner ecosystems.”
Founded in 2008, Fotech is one of the key players in the global distributed fibre optics sensing technology market and its innovative DAS technology has multiple applications for smart cities.
Shiao is a Member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) and serves on the Built Environment Executive as Future Cities lead.
A native of Spain, Shiao has also lived in France, the USA, and Belgium. She holds a BS (Honors) in Electrical Engineering from Columbia University, a Master’s Degree in Electronics from Télécom Paris, and an MBA (Honors) from ESSEC International Business School.
Connect with Maria Shiao, Fotech's Global VP of Sales, on LinkedIn here.
Fotech has appointed Smart Cities, IoT, and converging industries specialist Maria Shiao. A sales and business development executive and advisor across the telecoms and IoT sector, Shiao joins Fotech as Global Vice President of Sales. She brings 20 years’ experience developing new businesses and markets for leading telecoms and IT companies.
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