Steffen Schaefer Chief Digital Officer

HMI Technologies has recently recruited Steffen Schaefer, a globally recognised expert in Intelligent Transportation Solutions, Connected Mobility and Smart Cities. Steffen joins the HMI Technologies Executive Team as Chief Digital Officer. 

Steffen has worked in innovation management and thought leadership roles in Europe, China, USA, and New Zealand. In his 20 year career Steffen has worked as senior technology manager in Siemens’ Mobility Division and as an Executive IT architect and founding member at IBM’s Smarter Cities initiative. His expertise incorporates mobile internet, pervasive computing, and sensor networks - commonly known as the Internet of Things (IoT). Working with a wide range of clients, Steffen has worked most often with transport and logistics operators, automotive and telecommunications companies, as well as city and regional governments.

In his customer-driven projects he has worked on mobility platforms, electric vehicles, telematics and telecommunications platforms, container tracking solutions, and similar projects where information technologies are being used to improve sustainability, to increase efficiency, or to create disruptively new solutions.

Amongst other technologies, Steffen has considerable experience in wireless networks, cloud, sensor data, data analytics, and agile software development in large scale and distributed teams.

Steffen says he is joining HMI Technologies at a time of exciting growth potential,

 “HMI has developed amazing ITS solutions in the past and the company’s skills and market position is excellent considering the new era of connected vehicles, autonomous driving, and intermodal transport.” Says Steffen.

“HMI has been a ‘digital’ innovator for many years, developing and deploying world class ITS solutions, across New Zealand, Australia and Asia-Pacific. But as principles like open data, data analytics, artificial intelligence, become more applicable in the ITS space, HMI is well positioned to shift gears and become a truly global player.” 

Steffen will be presenting to ITS New Zealand about Smart Cities and Internet of Things at an event in Auckland on June 13th, find out more about the event on the ITS New Zealand website.  

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