Worldsensing recruits ex-Colt executive Steve Cahill as COO

Tech sector heavyweight takes over from Raoul Roverato to help steer company through a new phase of growth


Barcelona, Spain 24 February 2020: Worldsensing, a global leader in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies for risk reduction, has named IT industry veteran Steve Cahill as its new chief operating officer (COO).

Cahill joins the Worldsensing team in Barcelona, Spain, after a 35-year career in technology leadership that has included senior positions at, ICL, Computer Sciences Corporation, Unitrans and Orange Business Services, running global budgets worth more than US$ 1 billion.

Most recently, he ran his own international management consultancy practice, after six years leading over 1000+ employees,  as both general manager of the pan-European Shared Service Centre and vice president for Spain at Colt Technology Services, based in Barcelona.

Cahill replaces Raoul Roverato, who has stepped down to pursue other interests after acting as Worldsensing’s COO for more than four years. Cahill said:

“It is a real privilege to be joining the global  IOT pioneer Worldsensing at this exciting and dynamic time on their growth journey. Having previously had the pleasure of working with Raoul for a number of years, I know that he will have created a very solid platform for us to drive the business forward”.

Cahill’s brief at Worldsensing will include helping to steer the business towards further growth opportunities, consolidating the company’s leadership position in the IoT sector and building deeper relationships with customers and technology partners in key verticals such as mining, rail and construction.

Ignasi Vilajosana, Worldsensing’s CEO and co-founder, said:

“I’m grateful for having had the opportunity to work alongside Raoul for four years. Raoul helped us take Worldsensing to the next level and prepare the organization for the road ahead. I’m sure his future endeavors will value his deep expertise.”

Looking ahead Vilajosana adds: “Steve joins us at an exciting time. Customers are increasingly recognizing the importance of complying with monitoring regulations and the value our products can offer in helping to keep people safe.”  

Alongside his varied career history, Cahill has academic titles from IESE Business School, Hult International Business School, the University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University. He also serves on the boards of numerous nonprofit organizations and is a keen sportsman, enjoying cycling, hiking and playing golf.

About Worldsensing

Worldsensing is a global IoT pioneer. Founded in 2008, the technology provider delivers operational intelligence to traditional industries and cities. With more than 100 employees and offices in Barcelona, London, Los Angeles, and Singapore, Worldsensing is globally active and has customers in more than 60 countries. Worldsensing’s investors include Cisco Investments, Mitsui & Co, McRock Capital, and ETF Partners, among others.

Press contact:
Jennifer Harth
press@worldsensing.com

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