WND UK


“WE GIVE A VOICE TO ALL OBJECTS IN THE UK TO DIGITALISE THE PHYSICAL WORLD AND DO MORE WITH LESS THROUGH OUR LOW POWER, WIDE AREA UK SIGFOX NETWORK”
United Kingdom
+0M
people
Currently
+0M
population covered
by the end of 2018
+0M
population covered

MEET THE TEAM

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Neal Forse

CEO

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Neal Forse

CEO

Neal has over 20 years' experience in data networking and video processing within the broadcast and semiconductor sectors, both in engineering and business management. His career started as a research engineer at Sony developing the world’s first digital TV service over satellite, before moving on to run the software operations for Ericsson Media. Before joining WND-UK, Neal nurtured multiple start-up businesses within Intel, focussing on next-generation video compression technologies, network access architectures and artificial intelligence for smart cities and industrial IoT applications.

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Chris Bataillard

Chairman

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Chris Bataillard

Chairman

Chris has over 35 years of experience, mainly within start-ups, high-tech and wireless companies. He has held positions in investment banking as executive director of Goldman Sachs and managing director of JPMorgan. Chris ran JPMorgan’s Telecommunications, Media and Technology division for the EMEA region. Although he has worked on hundreds of transactions in many sectors, his passion is wireless. Following his investment banking experience, Chris became an entrepreneur and created and assisted various start-ups in the fields of wireless telecommunications and technology. Chris has a BA in Economics from Yale and an MBA from Stanford.

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Jim McDougall

Group CFO

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Jim McDougall

Group CFO

Jim has over 30 years' experience as a senior financial executive, primarily in the telecoms sector. His tenure includes 13 years as Group Financial Controller for an international mobile telecoms group, and additionally as CFO of Telemobil SA where he worked closely with CEO Chris Bataillard covering a range of corporate financial matters including financial planning, restructurings, and operations. Jim is a UK Chartered Accountant.

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Tim Harris

Sales Director

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Tim Harris

Sales Director

Tim has over 30 years’ experience in sales, marketing and senior management, built across a wide range of market sectors, including telecoms, specialist equipment, manufacturing, FMCG and the automotive industry.

His career spans major blue chip companies, including Hanson, Nissan and Volvo, as well as SMEs and start-ups. He is fully versed in all aspects of sales and marketing, training, motivation, team building, performance measurement and improvement.

Tim headed up sales at Telemobil SA, where he was responsible for 200 staff, 26 retail outlets, 100 dealers, 3 call centres and the reorganisation of regional direct sales teams. At Telemobil SA, Tim worked closely with WND-UK Chairman Chris Bataillard and Group CFO Jim McDougall.

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Allan MacDonald

Network Manager

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Allan MacDonald

Network Manager

Allan’s 20 year career in the communications industry has been spent working in a variety of roles from infrastructure design to in-field deployment. He has worked for numerous mobile/fixed operators and vendors throughout the EMEA and APAC regions.

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Emma Mahy

Project Manager

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Emma Mahy

Project Manager

Emma has over 25 years’ experience in account management, business development and project delivery across a range of market sectors. Her previous experience includes project managing the operations of a London-based communications company specialising in data delivery over VSAT links, installation and design of video, TV and computer networks. Emma’s role at WND-UK is to secure suitable base station sites for the WND-UK network and successfully manage the roll-out, ensuring that channel partners can deliver real-world, Internet of Things applications and services.

OUR MISSION

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    Connecting billions of objects in an easy and accessible manner.

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    Eliminating connectivity barriers with an infrastructure focused on doing more with less.

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    Helping people, cities and companies develop solutions and services more effectively.

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    Giving access to a global range network with a platform that is secure, intuitive, autonomous and optimized.

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