Vodafone’s IoT Director Erik Brenneis has taken over the operator’s Global Enterprise arm.

Brenneis (pictured) replaces Jan Geldmacher, who has been in the job for six years and at Vodafone since 2008.

In addition to his role as Global Enterprise CEO, Geldmacher has previously served as Director of Vodafone Germany’s enterprise arm.

When European Communications interviewed Geldmacher last November, he spoke about the need for VGE to move up the value chain and develop its non-connectivity assets.

It is unclear what his future plans are.

The UK-based operator’s IoT activities fall under its Global Enterprise business, which serves around 1,700 large global organisations.

VGE saw revenues grow 5.9 percent in the last financial year.

Brenneis has been heading up Vodafone’s M2M/IoT business since 2009.

The former Siemens exec presented Vodafone’s fifth annual report into the IoT market this week, which found that enterprises are spending as much on the technology as on cloud, mobility and analytics.

He also revealed that the operator would launch its first NB-IoT networks in Australia, Ireland, the Netherlands and Turkey.

At this year’s Mobile World Congress, Brenneis told European Communications that the sheer number of new IoT applications available shows that the market is really evolving. Click here to watch the video interview.

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