Maritime industry expert has background in smart and connected vessels, maritime telematics, and strategic business solutions
Global maritime connectivity provider KVH is pleased to announce that Sven-Eric Brooks has joined the company as senior director of business development for KVH WatchTM, the company’s recently announced maritime IoT solution. Maritime IoT is an emerging area of vital interest to ship owners, ship managers, and maritime equipment manufacturers who are seeking ways to improve vessel operations through real-time monitoring and data analysis. A subscription-based solution, KVH Watch IoT Connectivity as a Service leverages the company’s end-to-end maritime VSAT connectivity services, advanced satellite communications antennas, and high throughput satellite (HTS) network.
“This is an exciting time to join KVH as we apply our connectivity solutions to meet urgent needs throughout the maritime industry,” says Mr. Brooks. “Connectivity is the foundation to all digital applications and the key to enabling more efficient operations at sea. The KVH Watch IoT connectivity service is a true industry game changer that delivers affordable and reliable IoT connectivity anywhere.”
Mr. Brooks has nearly 20 years of experience in the maritime industry with expertise in integrated bridge systems, smart and connected vessels, ship operations, and fleet management solutions. Prior to joining KVH, Mr. Brooks worked for Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine for 13 years in a variety of roles culminating as business development director responsible for Sperry Marine’s key accounts. In prior roles with Sperry Marine, Mr. Brooks was a sales manager, global logistics manager, and regional director for Asia. He has held positions in London, Rotterdam, and Hong Kong.
Mr. Brooks has an EMBA in Shipping & Logistics from the Copenhagen Business School and a business degree from FH Nordakademie in Elmshorn, Germany. He is based in Hamburg, Germany.
KVH is a mobile tech innovator that provides connectivity solutions including the award-winning TracPhone® and TracVision® product lines, the global mini-VSAT BroadbandSM network, AgilePlans® Connectivity as a Service, and KVH Watch IoT Connectivity as a Service. Introduced last year, KVH Watch features two modes: Watch Flow, for 24/7, machine-to-machine data delivery compatible with major IoT ecosystems; and Watch Intervention, for on-demand high-speed sessions for face-to-face support, remote equipment access, and very large data transfers.