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Minibems appoints IoT specialist Nigel Pugh as CTO

Minibems are delighted to announce the appointment of Nigel Pugh as CTO, who brings a wealth of expertise and experience to the role including the development of the Hive home platform.

Nigel is a specialist in IoT solutions for the smart home sector and a welcome addition to the rapidly expanding Minibems team.

Nigel has over 20 years’ experience in the software industry, which he brings to the Minibems role, leading development teams for UBS, Betfair & Canonical. He previously headed up the software development at, where he managed a team of about 60 staff that created the platform that sits behind the Hive smart home solution, which is currently installed in more than 1 million homes across Europe.  He is a professional member of the British Computer Society, with an MSc in Optoelectronics and postgraduate study at UCL.

Nigel brings real computing and software DNA combined with a sharp commercial brain to the role. Leading the hardware and software development functions, he has responsibility for delivering the technology road map and ensuring the Minibems platform offers class-leading customer experience, security, reliability and energy savings.

Nigel comments: “Joining Minibems is the sort of opportunity and challenge I relish. There is massive scope for the company to grow. We will deliver a major step change to the way energy is used and valued, by deploying market-leading control strategies and leveraging heat network performance data on an unprecedented scale.”

This appointment further strengthens the growing team at Minibems, who are at the cutting edge of applying IoT technology to building performance, delivering a unique and comprehensive heat network management service that enables clients to save energy, reduce carbon emissions and alleviate fuel poverty.

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