Alan Atkins

Alan Atkins

Webit Speaker, Vice President & Global Head IoT | Digital, Wipro

Starting my career with Raychem Corporation in England as a Senior technologist, I researched into the development of High Voltage polymer applications for the Power Utility market which lead to a joint invention of fibre optic communications system applied to the power utilities high voltage network that would go on to revolutionise the deregulation of the telecommunications industry allowing new players to enter the market. (Energis, Svenska Kraftnät).

The invention led to the formation of Focas Ltd where I was general manager and also responsible for all technical sales in the Nordic region.

In 1993, Focas Ltd and Ericsson AB formed a joint venture based in Stockholm, Sweden to where I relocated to take the position of Managing Director.

My position in Ericsson led to the foundation of another Ericsson company and culminated in me taking the role of Vice President and head of all sales and marketing for Ericsson Network Technologies AB.

After a two year break in the Middle East (Qatar, Oman and UAE) setting up a new IT and infrastructure company (FOSS PTY LTD), I returned to Sweden to join Atos Origin as Business Development Director focussing mainly on the Power Utility and Telecommunication industries.

Through a series of divestures, mergers and acquisitions, my career continued with WM data, Logica and finally CGI where I was Global head of M2M having been in the business arena for over six years.

I joined Wipro Technologies, in early 2013, as Vice President and Global Head of IoT as part of their increased focus and investment in the IoT business.