Geoff Sarney

Widely recognised as an industry expert, Geoff has a strong background in creating and delivering new opportunities for businesses in the Technology, Telecoms and Energy sectors, which includes leading Telefonica’s Smart Metering Implementation Program in the UK.

With more than 15 years’ experience in the Telecoms and Smart Metering sectors, Geoff joins CyanConnode from a contract with WNC (Wistron NeWeb Corp) where he worked as VP Eco-System Development and Director of Strategic Business Development from 2012. In this role at WNC, Geoff was instrumental in carving out the company’s strategy in the Energy sector, which ultimately led to the securing of the largest Smart Metering Communications contract within Europe on behalf of WNC through Telefonica O2. Prior to this role, Geoff was Head of Smart Metering for Telefonica O2, a role into which he was recruited to scope, build and implement the Smart Architecture and connectivity business plan for the Global Smart Environment industry.

Geoff’s previous roles included assignments in China, where he presented lectures in Mandarin to the Executive MBA course at the number one University in Southern China covering topics such as global M&A and strategic planning, change management and business development. In addition to this, Geoff spent a number of years working for Siemens Plc in a range of strategic and business development roles.