Driving Innovation in APAC: Roberto Vargas joins FYLD

FYLD, the leading field work execution platform for the heavy civils and utilities industry, has appointed its first employee in the Asia Pacific (APAC) region as the company continues to grow in geographies and sectors across the globe. Based in Brisbane, Australia, Roberto Vargas is FYLD’s Enterprise Sales Director for the Asia Pacific region.

An experienced business development manager and sales leader, Roberto has spent much of his 20-year career driving strategy and growth for world leading technology companies that use machine learning and AI, in sectors from mining, defence and construction to forestry, oil and gas, security and infrastructure.

“I’m looking forward to putting my experience in developing and executing sales strategies, leading high-performing teams and tackling complex challenges in industrial settings, into a role aimed at accelerating FYLD’s business in the APAC region,” says Roberto. 

“From my perspective, FYLD’s robust technology, which provides a real-time view of fieldwork operations using AI analytics, is perfectly designed to pinpoint operational risks and inefficiencies. When I look at the challenges that are facing utilities and construction leaders in APAC, FYLD is poised to help them improve spans of control, optimise communication within supply chains, and facilitate remote collaboration in extended geographical areas. It enables new field operatives to onboard and upskill more quickly while having the right information to be more effective even while being supervised remotely.” 

Roberto is focused on building a team and developing market share across FYLD’s area of expertise: “I see FYLD having an impact in the water, energy, utilities and construction sectors in APAC much like it is already having in the UK and US, as well as other major Australian sectors too, from forestry, to oil and gas pipelines, and even metals and mining,” he continues. 

“Transport is another opportunity, with significant railway construction currently underway in Australia. I’m passionate about new technologies and helping customers to get the most from their digital assets. It’s a fascinating time to be working in the tech sector, and especially exciting to be joining a rapidly growing and award-winning company with so much potential to overhaul productivity and safety across society’s many facets of utilities and infrastructure.”

“We’re delighted to welcome Roberto as our first employee in the APAC region,” adds FYLD CEO, Shelley Copsey. “His appointment marks a pivotal time in our growth as we look to introduce the game-changing benefits of our data-driven field work execution platform to Australia, and build a strong market share. Our traction in the region is already growing with the signing of a major utilities company late last year. Roberto brings a wealth of relevant experience and industry insight to FYLD and shares our company-wide priority to get everyone home safely at the end of each day.”

Roberto relocated to Brisbane from South Africa in 2019. He spends his free time cycling, reading about tech and gadgets, and exploring the countryside with his wife, two sons and two dogs. If you would like to reach out to Roberto, you can connect with him on LinkedIn or schedule a demo with FYLD.