SKIDATA Ex-CEO Hugo Rohner Joins Get My Parking as Board Advisor and Investor3 min readReading Time: 2 minutes
After empowering over 2000 parking lots worldwide to go digital and contactless, we have an exciting announcement. Hugo Rohner, former Global CEO, SKIDATA, has joined the board of Get My Parking as an Advisor and Minority Investor. SKIDATA is the world’s largest provider of parking access control systems. With expertise in digitization and mobility, Hugo holds a strong track record of leading tech-enabled change at a global scale.
During his 7 years as CEO, Hugo grew SKIDATA from a small, focused company to a global market leader in access and revenue management, with 10,000+ installations in over 100 countries. He is responsible for transforming SKIDATA into a digital business with a strong focus on customer service.
About joining our team, Hugo Rohner commented, “Get My Parking has shaped the parking industry with its world class products and a continuous push towards a fully digital parking experience. I am excited to support its mission and future growth”.
We work on connecting parking and mobility for parking operators and facility managers, with our proprietary open IOT platform. We upgrade physical parking lots into digital mobility hubs with contactless access and cashless payments. As a leading smart parking startup, we also help parking operators integrate their existing hardware with any third-party mobile app or cloud software. Operators can launch their own consumer app in just two weeks using the Get My Parking platform. We are spearheading new trends like EV charging, connected cars, and shared mobility hubs on the parking real estate with plug-n-play API integrations. We offer all of this as a white-label Software-as-a-Service model.
About this development, Chirag Jain, CEO, Get My Parking said, “New age mobility needs connected carparks and a frictionless parking experience. We are enabling this revolution across 3 continents and aim to be the global leader in digital parking transactions. Hugo’s experience in leadership and digital transformation at SKIDATA will add immense value to our team. His guidance will help us tremendously in achieving our expansion plans worldwide, especially in North America.”
Parking has traditionally been an underutilised real estate. Now, with a rapidly changing mobility landscape, parking is now poised to become a hub where all mobility transactions begin and end. The new generation of mobility activities, such as dropping off a rental car and picking up an e-scooter, are available on our fingertips.
However, parking lots still use legacy equipment not compatible with cloud software or mobile applications, thus operating in silos. Get My Parking is changing this, one digital parking lot at a time. With Hugo’s entry, our team has received the backing of a seasoned veteran who believes in our vision.
Founded in 2015, Get My Parking (GMP) is an award-winning startup that has grown to a team of 82 members across 3 continents. We provides essential technology to parking operators like white-label parking apps, IOT gate kit to retrofit old parking gates for modern capabilities, and an interoperable cloud platform that enables centralised, digital operations across a network of parking lots. The GMP platform has been deployed across 2200+ parking lots across the world and has processed over 60 million transactions till date.
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