Intelligent kerbside and smart parking provider, AppyWay, has welcomed former Cisco UK and Ireland CEO, Phil Smith CBE, to its board as non-executive chairman.
Mr Smith is currently IQE PLC chairman and chair and non-executive director at the Digital Skills Partnership.
He is also a former chair at InnovateUK and The Tech Partnership, making him a good fit to lead AppyWay’s board and accelerate the company’s sustainable mobility vision within the kerbside and parking management industry.
Dan Hubert, founder and CEO of AppyWay, said: 'Phil has an impressive and illustrious background and I’m thrilled to add his expertise and experience to our board. His enthusiasm for our vision combined with his impressive understanding of the market have already proved highly valuable to the company in several ways. I’m looking forward to working more closely with Phil as we look to supercharge our next phase of growth.'
Mr Smith has received many accolades including Orange Business Leader of the Year, member of the Wired 100 and listed in the 50 Kindest Leaders in 2018. He was awarded a CBE in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours List for his services to technology, business, and skills.
He said: 'I am delighted to be joining Dan and the AppyWay team. The opportunity to revolutionise the way we understand, use and optimise our transport infrastructure around the world is exciting. AppyWay have already demonstrated their clear understanding of the key issues, challenges and opportunities with leading technologies and deep client engagement.'
Phil Smith’s appointment follows recent AppyWay board additions; Amazon veteran Ron Kornfeld, and John Fogelin, AppyWay’s resident CTO and chief security officer.