Anne Smith Joins IOTA as Senior Project Manager in Mobility & Automotive Space

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As Q4 is maturing, IOTA is speeding up the hiring process. Days after offering official positions to two longstanding community members, the IOTA Foundation announced Anne Smith as the fifth hire of the month. Smith will be the “Senior Project and Partner Relationship Manager in the Mobility & Automotive space.” Smith is a veteran project manager who boasts of cross-functional industry experience in over seven countries.

Smith’s Previous Work

Anne Smith has worked extensively on project management and has a robust professional background in hardware and software quality management. She has worked internationally, managing technical teams and projects in the US, UK, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, China, and India.

Smith holds a Bachelor’s in Mathematics from the University of California Santa Cruz. Post her graduation, she started a flourishing career in Silicon Valley, working as a TCP/IP stack QA engineer at Two Guys and a VAX (TGV). She has worked in a variety of startup companies and top organizations like Apple, Cisco, and Nokia with her primary expertise in the field of IP Security and Networking/Communications.

Most recently, she was working at Snom Technology/VTech as a Director of Quality Management, where she assisted with quality audits on the factory floor. Her experience here highlighted the problems of waste, trust, and efficiency that could be solved with the help of distributed ledgers, such as smart-factory DLT implementation based on IOTA’s Tangle.

Joining IOTA to Explore DLT

Smith said that she is thrilled to join IOTA where she will be working as a Senior Project and Partner Relationship Manager in the Mobility & Automotive space. Her work would include engaging with current and future partners of the Foundation and the broader IOTA community, aiding the development of projects that highlight the capabilities of IOTA.

She said:

“Given the intrinsic limitations of traditional blockchain technology, I’ve been skeptical about implementing the technology in real-world IoT scenarios. As soon as I learned about IOTA and how it is feeless, highly scalable, and requires minimal resources to process, it became instantly clear to me that this was the right solution for enabling the technologies that will bring us into the future. I knew I wanted to be a part of it.”

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