UIB announces former STIGA S.p.A. President and CEO and former Kärcher Managing Director Georg Metz has joined UIB’s Board

With proven global experience in the lawn and garden products and consumer appliances markets, strategic hire Georg Metz will help UIB to capture the rapidly growing IoT and connected devices markets.

Singapore (January 16, 2020) — Leading Conversational AI company UIB today announced that former STIGA S.p.A. President and CEO and former Kärcher Managing Director Georg Metz has joined UIB’s Board. With proven global experience in the lawn and garden products and consumer appliances markets, strategic hire Georg Metz will help UIB to capture the rapidly growing IoT and connected devices markets.

UIB CEO Toby Ruckert said, “Georg brings with him to UIB over 30 years of successful experience building value for growing, established, and distressed firms in the roles of CEO, Managing Director, Executive and Non-Executive Director, and Chairman. He has had global business development experience on all continents with consumers, dealers, retailers, e-tailers, commercial customers and industrial customers (B2C, OEM, B2B). Georg’s excellent track record in building leading global brands will directly benefit UIB’s rapidly growing global business.”

UIB Board Member Georg Metz said, “I am incredibly excited to be joining UIB and the exceptional UIB team. As UIB’s UnificationEngine® Conversational AI platform allows companies to engage their customers at scale via voice and text on any platform in any language using any NLP on-premise and in the cloud with total privacy and end-to-end security, 2020 will be the best year ever for UIB.”

Added Toby, “Georg joins our other Board members in supporting and contributing to the group strategy, providing corporate governance, ensuring adequate financial and human resources, providing fiscal accountability, reviewing and evaluating performance, and guiding conditions and policies. Having the senior executive of two large, global players join UIB as a Director is a testament to both UIB’s traction to date and our ability to lead the market in 2020 and beyond.”

Georg will be based in Germany.


About UIB

We make human to machine communications simple.

Named a Gartner “Cool Vendor” in Unified Communications and Collaboration Technologies, UIB is a global cloud computing company. The creators of Conversational AI with Cognitive IoT capabilities, we solved the problem of how to talk to cloud-connected software, services, chatbots, and devices. UIB provides its customers, partners, and developers with omnichannel messaging solutions using its patented UnificationEngine®, Unified AI®, and SmartContact™ technologies.

Adding our UnificationEngine-powered SmartContact to your smartphone’s address book allows you to talk to any connected “thing” or service on over 30 of the world’s most popular communications platforms, including email, SMS, smart speakers, virtual assistants, social media messaging and chat apps — such as WhatsApp (UIB is a WhatsApp Business solution provider), Facebook Messenger, WeChat, and many more.

Our award-winning technologies help smart home and connected appliance manufacturers, real estate and PropTech companies, hospitality companies, telecommunications providers, museums, airlines, enterprise software companies, government authorities, and others to increase their revenues, decrease their costs, and delight their users. With a SmartContact in your smartphone’s address book, you can talk via natural language voice and instant messaging to any device on any channel in any language with or without the device’s native mobile app or a virtual assistant.

Learn more about UIB now at www.uib.ai and try out UIB’s UnificationEngine for yourself at www.uib.ai/smartcontact.


Mr. Ken Herron (Singapore and US)

+65 6871 4035, x705

UIB Holdings Pte. Ltd.


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UIB makes human-to-machine communications as simple and as natural as human-to-human communications.

UIB created the world’s first and only, patented, fully-owned, end-to-end multi-channel conversational AI platform that serves as a universal translator and enables communications with any device or person independent of the language and underlying platform.

UIB pioneered the leading H2X* multi-conversational AI platform that provides total customer experience in an end-to-end solution with universal communications and interoperability:

  • Removes friction and complexity;
  • Integrates all commonly used communications technologies;
  • Provides the ability to unify and translate across all channels and devices;
  • Integrates with all major AI engines including Google Dialogflow, IBM Watson, Facebook Wit.ai, and others;
  • Scalable and futureproof — new messaging platforms, AI engines, and connectors can be integrated once and then scaled across the platform; and
  • Provides total privacy and customer data security.

*X = any combination of human, machines, devices, appliances, electronics, robots, sensors, cameras, systems, platforms, software, services, websites, mobile apps, IVRs, smart speakers, virtual humans, AR/VR systems, gaming systems, chatbots, voice bots, virtual assistants, and/or other “things” of the Internet of Things (IoT) with an available API.

UIB’s Independent Software Vendor (ISVs), chatbot builder, and solution developer partners use our APIs to access messaging channels and software communication platforms. With our APIs, they build solutions for transactional and A2P messaging, notifications and alerts, chatbots, virtual assistants, and other conversational user interfaces (including smart speakers, AR/VR, voice, and video). UIB works directly with each platform owner (i.e., we onboard our partners as official WhatsApp Independent Software Vendors (ISVs)). Our over 50+ connected platforms include WhatsApp (UIB is an official WhatsApp Business Solution Provider (BSP)), Apple Business Chat (UIB is an official Apple MSP), Google’s Business Messages (UIB is an official Google MSP), and many others including integrations into Salesforce, MS Teams, Cisco eGain, and many others.

Chat with Gartner Cool Vendor and Aragon Research Hot Vendor™ UIB’s multi-patented technology now on our website at uib.ai. Watch our demos on YouTube (https://youtu.be/QmFnLQ3F0go). And email UIB today at info@uib.ai to get connected to your local reseller partner and learn more about how UIB’s H2X multi-conversational AI platform powers conversational solutions and interfaces to make communications simple!