Rob Mitchell


SSE Enterprise Energy Solutions

Rob started out his professional career in Electrical Engineering. Working for names such as Hilson Moran and WSP, Rob eventually specialised in Lighting Controls and led a number of commercial start-up ventures, until in 2004 he joined Philips Lighting as General Manager UKI of the Connected Lighting Business Unit.

In 2012, Rob moved to Philips’ Global Systems Organisation, based from the Netherlands, and gained high success in the corporate venturing activity, specifically around the burgeoning Smart Cities space. He led the commercial launch and globalisation of native cloud application, its suite of wireless IoT devices and service propositions that eventually become the market leader with huge scale and one of the corner stones of the corporation’s overall digital transformation strategy.

Since 2018, Rob has been adding value on a consultancy / interim basis to a number of technology ventures, until in August of this year he joined SSE Enterprise.

Rob has a passion for connected building technologies and likes to provoke thought & debate.

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