Rob Tennant, Digital Officer, Barloworld, has responsibility for Technology and eCommerce across the Barloworld Caterpillar dealerships in Southern Africa, Iberia and Siberia. Part of this role has encompassed the developed and execution of an IOT strategy for the dealerships. Prior to his current role, Rob has been CIO in a number industries including; coal mining, lift truck distribution, cement production, perishable food distribution and stainless steel production. He has pioneered the adoption of technology to create customer solutions, including; use of telemetry on lift trucks starting in 2005 and the creation of on-site inventory management systems in 1998 by fitting strain gauges onto customer’s cement silos. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and a B. S. in Electronics, from Rhodes University.