Microsoft Joins the LoRa Alliance Board of Directors

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Microsoft Joins the LoRa Alliance Board of Directors

The LoRa Alliance announced that Tony Shakib, general manager and partner of Azure IoT Engineering at Microsoft, has joined the LoRa Alliance board of directors. The participation of Microsoft is considered to strengthen the technology’s presence in the LPWAN market.

Donna Moore, CEO and chairwoman of the LoRa Alliance: “Having Tony join the LoRa Alliance leadership will further accelerate market adoption of the LoRaWAN standard. Microsoft joins an impressive roster of industry leaders who back the LoRaWAN standard and are committed to its development and the expansion of our ecosystem. Tony’s insight and guidance as an Alliance board director will strengthen and accelerate LoRaWAN end-to-end solutions and zero-touch deployments.”

Microsoft has invested billions of dollars to enable customers to build digital twins of the physical world.
Tony Shakib, General Manager and Partner of Azure IoT Engineering Microsoft
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The digital twin enables customers to analyze, predict and control environments across industries, whether monitoring production lines, managing worker safety, optimizing supply chains or delighting retail customers. A critical link in these digital transformations is the connectivity fabric, and LoRaWAN has unique capabilities to help fulfill that vision. We are excited to join the LoRa Alliance and deepen our collaboration with members to help our customers succeed in IoT.

Microsoft has already been working with different Alliance members to deploy LoRaWAN solutions on the Azure IoT infrastructure. Among these are Beyond Eyes, MachineQ, Microshare EverSmart and Webee.

The LoRa Alliance is an open, nonprofit association incepted in 2015. Its members collaborate and share expertise to develop and promote the LoRaWAN standard. Deployed by 150 major mobile network operators globally, LoRaWAN connectivity is available in more than 160 countries, with continual expansion.

Author: Rainer Claaßen
Image Credit: LoRa Alliance

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