Former CoreMedia SVP Joins emnify as Product Lead Amidst Strong Growth Period for IoT Connectivity Provider


  • Berlin-headquartered IoT connectivity provider emnify continues growth story with new product lead
  • Effective 14th September, Knud Kegel is Vice President Product based in Berlin
  • Kegel brings with him 10+ years of expertise in B2B SaaS product leadership experience

BERLIN, September 29, 2020 – Leading cloud-native IoT connectivity provider emnify today announces the appointment of Knud Kegel as Vice President Product.  As Vice President Product, Kegel will lead emnify’s product management at both the Berlin and Würzburg locationsdriving product-led growth. He will work closely with the emnify management team.

The recent demand for this role speaks to emnify’s growth in recent months. Despite the effects of the coronavirus pandemic, emnify has signed new customers, developed new product features and onboarded key new hiresKegel began his role on September 14th reporting directly to emnify CTO and Co-Founder, Martin Giess.

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Kegel’s strong background most recently as Senior Vice President Marketing and Business Development and previously Vice President of Engineering at CoreMedia, is in line with emnify’s belief in driving customer success through product-led growth. Combined with his proven leadership experience and digital product management expertise, Kegel is the prime candidate to help drive emnify’s global product strategy.

Knud Kegel, VP Product, emnify comments: “I am very excited to join emnify, the cloud-based core network for global IoT connectivity is a unique technology for the fast growing IoT market. The founders and management team have a great vision to drive the company and an ambition which I share and hope to bring to life in driving emnify’s IoT connectivity product portfolio.

Martin Giess, CTO, comments: “Knud joins the business at a pivotal time in emnify’s product development. As more and more connected devices emerge, the opportunity to transform digitally extends to industries that were previously excluded from digitization. In his new role, Knud will ensure emnify is building, shipping and supporting the right products to enable outstanding IoT solutions for all sectors.”

Frank Stöcker, CEO, comments: With our German engineered software innovations and proven product market fit we’re proud to further scale our offering. Knud is a great addition with his holistic experience in SaaS platforms and product leadership to drive product led growth. We are delighted to welcome him on board."

Prior to joining CoreMedia, Kegel headed his own web content management consultancy. He graduated from the Wedel Polytechnic with a Diploma in Media Information Technology.


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About emnify

emnify is the leading cloud building block for cellular communications in the IoT stack, connecting millions of IoT devices globally – from electric vehicles to energy meters, alarm systems to GPS trackers, thermometers to health wearables. The emnify API and SIM technology connect and secure any kind of IoT deployment to its application back-end. emnify’s cloud-native integrations and no-code workflows ensure seamless lifecycle scalability for deployments of all sizes – from local start-up to global enterprise. The award-winning emnify IoT SuperNetwork is the largest globally distributed mobile cloud core network of its kind, supporting local network access (2G – 5G, LTE-M, NB-IoT and soon satellite) in over 180 countries from more than 25 cloud regions – and counting. emnify’s solution is built on partnerships with the leading hyperscale cloud service providers, system integrators, and hundreds of radio network operators worldwide.

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