SmartSense Appoints Josh Jewett to Food Service Advisory Board

Tenured Retail and Technology Leader to Advise on Transformative IT Performance and Business Strategies

BOSTON, August 1, 2023 SmartSense by Digi®, part of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII, and a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions, today announced the appointment of Josh Jewett, Operating Partner, NewRoad Capital Partners, to its Food Service Advisory Board. The SmartSense Food Service Advisory Board launched in September 2022 to support continuous improvement of the company’s production, distribution, and customer-success processes. Jewett will join the board alongside leaders from Clipper Advisory Group, Giant Eagle, Inc., Schnuck Markets, Inc., Mueller Consulting, Charleys Philly Steaks, and the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

“I couldn’t be more excited to join forces with SmartSense by Digi and the other members of its Food Service Advisory Board,” said Jewett. “Throughout my professional career, I’ve focused on transforming IT functions into business-centric, cost-effective teams that produce powerful business outcomes for retail clients — making this opportunity a perfect fit. I look forward to helping to guide the SmartSense strategic plan, enhance the value they provide to their food service customers, and help the industry address changing federal guidelines as it revamps business practices with IoT solutions.”

Jewett is an experienced IT practitioner and corporate executive, providing strategic guidance to clients across the supply chain, logistics, retail, and CPG sectors. Prior to his current role with NewRoad Capital Partners, he served as the Enterprise CIO at Dollar Tree Inc., and SVP of IT and CIO of Family Dollar Stores. Jewett was also recognized as Strategic Impact CIO of the Year by RIS News in 2013.

“The addition of Josh Jewett to our Food Service Advisory Board will provide critical transformative leadership from the retail and CPG space,” said Guy Yehiav, President of SmartSense by Digi. “Josh’s diverse background positions him to offer expert insights that will help amplify SmartSense’s operational efficiency and customer service capabilities to new heights. We look forward to working in close collaboration with Josh and welcoming him to our team.”

Jewett will join the board for the first time at SmartSense’s user conference, SmartSense LIVE in October 2023 to meet SmartSense customers, and learn and collaborate with other board members.

About Digi International

(NASDAQ: DGII) is a leading global provider of business and mission-critical Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and solutions. We help our customers create next-generation connected products and solutions to deploy, monitor and manage critical communications infrastructures and compliance standards in demanding environments with high levels of security, relentless reliability and bulletproof performance. Founded in 1985, we’ve helped our customers connect over 100 million things, and growing. For more information, visit

About SmartSense by Digi

SmartSense by Digi®, a business unit of Digi International (NASDAQ: DGII), is a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) Sensing as a Service solutions that deliver dynamic and personalized asset monitoring, process digitization, and digital decisioning across key verticals. The company enables organizations to leverage the power of IoT automation, prescriptive workflows, and insightful analytics to ensure compliance, workforce productivity, brand loyalty, loss prevention, and reduction of waste and energy consumption. Combining new and innovative data-driven approaches with world-class IoT tools, SmartSense partners with enterprises to elevate their business outcomes and asset protection to new heights. For more information, visit