Michael OrrCo-Founder at Orion ConnectX
Michael Orr has an extensive background building and leading high-performance growth stage and Fortune 500 technology businesses with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT) and wireless markets.
Michael is a co-founder of Orion ConnectX, a consultancy that brings emerging technologies to market, with a special focus on IoT and connected solutions in key verticals including agriculture, shipping and logistics, hospitality, healthcare, and smart cities.
Michael recently was part of the Sigfox USA founding team, and led the partnership, business development, and sales activities for the first nationwide low-power wide-area wireless network (LPWAN) as VP of Sales and Business Development.
Previously Michael led Accenture Digital’s sales activities into the Communications, Media, and Telecommunications segment, Accenture’s largest, with digital sales of over $100M annually, including IoT, mobility, cloud, user experience, and analytics.
Earlier in his career, Michael led sales and business development activities for Smarterphone, a Norwegian startup acquired by Nokia in 2011, with a unique and highly scalable low-cost mobile phone software platform targeted at high volume global and developing markets.
Michael has led sales and business development activities for major mobile ecosystem suppliers including QUALCOMM, Openwave, Arima, and others, with significant business conducted in many international markets. Michael holds BS and MS degrees in Electrical Engineering.
Michael was raised on a large corn and soybean farm in Western Illinois, and focuses heavily on improving the efficiencies of agribusiness operations, with an emphasis on Midwest large scale industrial farming. His extended family remains active in the farming business and in the large enterprises that service agriculture.