Erik Brenneis - Director of M2M
Erik joined Vodafone in October 2009. Having held a range of senior management positions with M2M market leaders, he has a wealth of M2M experience. Erik is now fully responsible for driving Vodafone’s M2M growth, business strategy, products and profit and loss at a global level.
Since starting at Vodafone, Erik has helped to drive Vodafone’s position in the M2M market. He now leads a team of 150 members and is expanding the team and his responsibilities in-line with the positive momentum. “I joined Vodafone as I believe that it has unique M2M capability. Over the next year we will see a significant growth of M2M in the automotive, consumer electric and utilities industries and we can offer customers more than just M2M networks; we can offer complete end-to-end solutions that allow these businesses to work better,” he says.
Erik held a range of senior management positions within Siemens and Cinterion Wireless Modules. Working as head of sales and vice president of sales for Wireless Modules, he developed his awareness of M2M hardware and the industry sector. Prior to this, Erik worked at Landis+Gyr, Switzerland as vice president of sales, where he grew his knowledge of the utilities industry and enhanced his understanding of energy and power control systems.
Erik holds a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Karlsruhe in Germany and a bachelor’s degree in business studies. In addition to his native German language, Erik is fluent in English and French.