March 28, 2017 – San Jose, CA – Litmus Automation, an Internet of Things (IoT) platform provider, today announced expansion into Japan with the addition of a local Country Manager, Venu Sathiraju. Litmus has achieved early success in Japan with Fortune 500 customers, including Nissan, taking advantage of the company’s next generation IoT solution. With the new hire, Litmus Automation will work to expand their support and pipeline in Japan to help more enterprise customers to connect and manage complex and distributed systems.
“Japan offers a key expansion opportunity for us based on its economic makeup and the strength of the manufacturing and automotive industry,” said Vatsal Shah, CEO/Co-founder of Litmus Automation. “As demonstrated by our early marquee clients worldwide, Nissan and Renault, there is a desire for our products in the Japanese market and we are pleased to expand our efforts to meet demand. Venu is a seasoned business development executive and has a large network of business contacts in Japan.”
Sathiraju has more than 25 years of experience in strategic sales, business development and enterprise IT product management including key positions at Cisco, IBM and BT Global Services. He has extensive experience building businesses for enterprise solutions in Japan and the rest of Asia Pacific and has successfully helped launch many new companies and products in the region.
“Litmus Automation has a great IoT Middleware solution that I believe will allow Japanese companies to quickly realize the full potential of connected industrial and transportation solutions. The pain points that have been inhibiting deployment of IoT solutions, especially with many legacy devices in Japan, can now be addressed with Loop,” said Sathiraju. “I am thrilled to join Litmus Automation and I look forward to making Litmus’ Loop platform an integral solution component for our customers and partners in Japan.”
Japan-based Nissan is already using Litmus Automation’s Loop enterprise IoT platform, which provides a seamless foundation for Smart Manufacturing and Smart Transportation innovations.
“Litmus Automation’s Loop platform has been integral for delivering rapid Internet of Things solutions to the market for both the Connected Car and Manufacturing,” said Koji Kamimura, Global Manager IS Connected Services Nissan Motor Corporation. “They provide the industry’s best platform where we can build all our IoT use cases quickly and effectively to deliver the best possible experience for the consumers.”
The expansion in Japan will feature Litmus Automation’s innovative IoT products, Loop and LoopEdge, the proven combination of secure connectivity, device management and application integration for industrial manufacturing and connected transportation