Global Atlanta: French Chamber’s Crystal Peach Highlights ‘IoT’ and French Firms With Atlanta Operations

By Phil Bolton – Global Atlanta
October 31, 2017

Allen Proithis, president of Sigfox North America, a global company headquartered outside of Atlanta‘s sister city, Toulouse, France,  is so confident about its impact on the United States that he equates it with the importance of the Statue of Liberty, a gift of the French people to the U.S. commemorating the ideals binding the two countries together.

During his keynote address at the French-American Chamber ofCommerce‘s 12th Crystal Peach Awards in Atlanta on Oct. 19, Mr. Proithis alluded to innovation and engineering style as qualities of French industry and their U.S. counterparts of optimism and successful business models.

“The next great industrial revolution,” he said, is to be ignited by such a partnership between the U.S. market and his company through the development of the “Internet of Things.”

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