AccessibleOlli Co-Founder, Joe Speed, Named CTO Of ADLINK IoT Solutions & Technology

ADLINK, a global provider of leading edge computing solutions that drive data-to-decision applications across industries, today announced that Internet of Things (IoT) expert and co-founder of the #AccessibleOlli “autonomous for all of us” program, Joe Speed, has joined the company as Chief Technology Officer of ADLINK’s IoT Solutions & Technology business.

Speed, most recently IBM Watson IoT AutoLAB product owner, was key in making IoT technology open standard and open source, including MQTT. Speed co-founded the #AccessibleOlli project, which is comprised of a community of technology leaders who are contributing to develop inclusive mobility for all. Olli, a self-driving, 3D-printed bus for youth, elderly, and people with disabilities, has been created in collaboration with the CTA Foundation, IBM, Local Motors and the extended #AccessibleOlli community. Speed has won several awards for his #AccessibleOlli work, including Best Mobility Product 2017 and Automotive Influencer of the Year 2017 finalist by TU-Automotive. Speed and his work have been featured in more than 30 publications and news sites, including Forbes, TechCrunch, CNBC, CNN, Washington Post, Fast Company, Information Week and The Telegraph.

“Joe has a great passion for edge computing and robotics, and is a true IoT visionary,” said Rob Risany, Executive Vice President, ADLINK IoT Solutions & Technology. “We recognized his ability to co-create with customers and are very pleased that he’s joining our talented team.”

Speed said that ADLINK’s commitment to leading EDGE COMPUTING was a factor in his coming aboard.

“The edge is an important place for driving innovation and new business models. ADLINK embraces the essential role of the edge,” said Speed, who in 2017 was named an IoT technology thought leader by Forbes magazine. “ADLINK has taken a global leadership role in edge computing.”

He also applauded ADLINK’s support of the #AccessibleOlli program to co-create the future of inclusive mobility via crowdsourcing, IoT, machine vision and edge computing. #AccessibleOlli – winner of TU-Automotive 2017 Best Mobility Product – will be showcased at the main entrance at CES 2018 in Las Vegas from January 9 through 12. Speed, who is a member of the CTA Self-Driving Vehicles Working Group, will be present to discuss this initiative and its future.

ADLINK Technology is leading edge computing with solutions that drive data-to-decision applications across industries. ADLINK provides robust and reliable hardware platforms, data connectivity, and complete Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions to serve a wide variety of industries, including Industrial Automation and Measurement, Public Safety, Networking and Communications, Energy, and Healthcare.

ADLINK is a Premier Member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance and is active in several standards organizations and interoperability initiatives, including PCI Industrial Computer Manufacturers Group (PICMG), PXI Systems Alliance (PXISA), Standardization Group for Embedded Technologies (SGeT), European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI), and Open Compute Project (OCP).

ADLINK offers R&D and integration in the US, Germany, Taiwan and China; volume manufacturing in Taiwan and China; an extensive network of worldwide sales and support offices; and a continually expanding partner ecosystem. ADLINK is ISO-9001, ISO-14001, ISO-13485 and TL9000 certified and is an ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) registered manufacturer with the United States Department of State. ADLINK is publicly traded on the TAIEX Taiwan Stock Exchange (stock code: 6166).

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