Rob Boville, UK Engineering Development Manager

What’s your role at ADLINK & what’s the best thing about it?

I am responsible for ensuring that the teams I am responsible for are working towards providing a platform for ADLINK’s strategy and the customers both now and in the future.
The best thing about my role is the variety of work that we do, whether that is supporting a customer roll out of our solution in a factory or defining the future in terms of what our technology should do and how it can benefit our customers: no two days are ever the same.

Where did you work before ADLINK?

I have worked in multiple roles across many different industries ranging from waste management, telecoms to IoT all within the software space but at levels from Development Manager to CTO.

What exciting things do you get to work on here?

For me it’s about helping to create the future, bringing innovation and new technology and ideas to the IoT arena, enabling customers to start the journey in harnessing data to make better business decisions.

Where do you live?  What’s great about it the area?

I live in Teesside just 45 mins south of Newcastle.  The area is fantastic in terms of variety of activities; whether it is going to the cinema, a night out with friends and family, great meals at amazing restaurants or walking in the Yorkshire Dales which are only 15 minutes away from my house, it really is an amazing place to live, plus it has the greatest football team in the world – Middlesbrough!

What’s the best thing about working here?

Without question, besides what I have said above, it is the people.  The people at ADLINK really are a team who support each other, challenge each other and are not afraid to have banter with each other either.  The atmosphere really is superb and the teams all engage with activities outside of work too, which helps when we have people who move to the area to work for us; they immediately become part of the group and settle very quickly.