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Top Executives from Comcast, Doublejay, Heineken and Former Executives from WestJet, Wawa, RIM Join IoT Consultancy Board of Advisors

Prominent IT business moguls including JJ Sendelbach, Doublejay Consulting Managing Director, Cheryl Smith, Emeritus WestJet Airlines CIO, Jan Hofmeyr, Comcast Cable SVP and Chief Network and Operations Officer, Mark Pecen, Approach Infinity CEO and Suzanne Keenan, Emeritus Wawa CIO have joined the Board of Advisors for Rocket Wagon, one of the fastest-growing enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) and digital consultancies in the United States. Rocket Wagon’s Board of Advisors will accelerate the development of the in-demand consultancy.

Rocket Wagon CEO Phil Perkins said: “Rocket Wagon is delighted and humbled to announce such an illustrious Board of Advisors to help take us to the next stage of our development and expansion. Each of our 10 advisors is a venerable thought leader in their respective discipline, bringing unique strategic perspective and deep industry knowledge and strong track records of successfully leading technology, innovation, and research development. The addition of these practiced executives will help Rocket Wagon shape its strategy and further define the next generation of IoT innovations.”

Senior Vice President and Chief Network and Operations Officer at Comcast Cable Jan Hofmeyr had successfully led the launch of X1 Platform, a next-generation cloud based video product offering advanced features like voice control and delivered in a personalized and dynamic TV entertainment experience. Hofmeyr is now responsible for all aspects of the network and operations, including engineering, reliability and quality to deliver industry-leading video, high-speed data and voice services for both residential and business customers.

Hofmeyr said: “I’m proud to be collaborating with Rocket Wagon, whose mission to empower businesses with the data they need to better serve customers perfectly aligns with my experience in delivering real-time, personalized experiences to consumers.”

Former Executive Vice President and Interim CIO of WestJet Airlines Cheryl Smith is an expert in crisis communication and consulting. Smith was responsible for all WestJet and WestJet Encore IT systems and operations, transforming the second largest Canadian airline into perhaps the most technologically advanced airline globally. Smith currently serves as President and Co-Founder of Smith & Associates, an IT and crisis communications consultancy.

Smith said: “I am delighted to join Rocket Wagon’s Board of Advisors as the market demand for expertise in IoT technology continues to grow exponentially. The combination of Rocket Wagon’s innovative software and team of engineers skilled in all aspects of the IoT spectrum presents an exciting opportunity for corporations looking harness technology to deliver real return on investment.”

Formerly the COO of Deutsche Bank, JJ Sendelbach currently serves as Founder and Managing Director of Doublejay Consulting (DJC), a consulting agency specializing in data-driven strategic advising for other consultancies in the IT and finance sectors. A seasoned advisor, Sendelbach has extensive experience counseling advanced analytical and artificial intelligence companies including SpaceKnow Inc., RapidMiner, and Sereene.

Sendelbach said: “Consultancies at increasing rates are buying ad agencies, technology companies and data aggregators to position in the new world of Asset Based Consulting (ABC). The beauty of Rocket Wagon is that it is being created that way, no merger of business models and cultures needed. Rocket Wagon is Consulting 4.0 for the IoT era, service and product out-of-one-hand.”

Rocket Wagon’s Advisory Board is composed of the following luminaries: CEO of Aliro and Former-CEO of MedSearch Bob Archibald; Owner, Senior Helpers Boston and ex-Partner ECSI Consulting and Real Time Strategy Mark Friedman; SVP and Chief Network and Operations Officer at Comcast Cable Jan Hofmeyr; CIO Emeritus Wawa, former SVP of Comcast, and former VP of PECO Energy Suzanne Keenan; Manager of Digital Strategy and Innovation at Heineken Global Supply Chain and ex-CCO at Mobiquity Europe David Pavlovic; CEO of Approach Infinity and ex-CTO of RIM Mark Pecen; Former SVP of Global Wellness at GSK Chris Rich; CEO of Rubicon Intelligence and ex-Dean of Management McGill Gerald Ross; CIO Emeritus WestJet, Cendant, McKesson, KeySpan and VP of Verizon Cheryl Smith; Founder and Managing Director of Doublejay Consulting JJ Sendelbach.

Rocket Wagon Executive Chairman Bill Seibel said: “Rocket Wagon has assembled a group of thought leaders that represent a broad spectrum of expertise. The Board’s vision and excitement towards a future empowered by IoT, combined with hundreds of years combined experience transforming innovative businesses, will generate an extraordinary advantage for Rocket Wagon and for RW clients.”

For more information on Rocket Wagon, please visit rw.co.

Rocket Wagon CEO Phil Perkins is available for interview.

About Rocket Wagon

Rocket Wagon is an Enterprise IoT & Digital Services Company that prepares organizations for the transformational potential of IoT, driving growth and success for organizations in today’s connected world.

Rocket Wagon is one of the first firms to combine the ability to re-imagine, visualize, transform and scale organizations into a highly distributed, connected product environment. Rocket Wagon bring expertise in digital, physical, sensors, data, and analytics allowing clients to pursue and deliver on ambitious ideas and together, create a new world of opportunities.

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