Michael is an international speaker/trainer and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michaelâ€™s current passion is empowering developers to create voice-interactive â€˜smart homeâ€™ experiences with Alexa. Michael has authored technical books for WROX and has published online courses with Microsoft, LearnKey, and Pluralsight. Prior to Amazon, Michael worked at Microsoft as a Senior Developer Evangelist sharing cutting-edge web technologies to mobile app communities. Get Michaelâ€™s latest insights by following him on twitter via @palermo4.
Vice President of Marketing and Connected Aircraft, Gogo Business Aviation
Gogo Business Aviation
Lisa Peterson is a strategic marketing executive with a deep focus on data driven marketing and working with organizations to build sustainable businesses around the Internet of Things (IoT). She concentrates on how to deliver measurable results on all activities to elevate brands and drive sales.Prior to joining Gogo Business Aviation, she was the VP of Global Marketing for Arrow Electronics where she built the strategic marketing function and digital marketing groups, overseeing global creative services, events, digital marketing, social media, marketing operations and web development.With a strong focus on building strategic marketing organizations, she has built and led global marketing teams for several other companies ranging in size from large scale global organizations to smaller, mid-size corporations. Typically helping teams evolve from traditional marketing to rich data-driven organizations hinged in customer insights. She was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company for nearly a decade in the strategy and marketing practices. Shes been a featured speaker and guest lecturer on IoT business development and sustainability nationally.Lisa is a graduate of the University of Colorado and holds a B.S. in Finance, Marketing and International Business. She also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado and enjoys playing soccer, traveling and brewing beer.
Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market. Prior to ILS Technology, Fred Yentz served as Vice President and General Manager of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. While at RadiSys Corporation, Fred served in many capacities including the oversight of World Wide Sales, Marketing, Professional Service, Business Development in addition to General Manager of Enterprise, Communication and Commercial operating divisions. Fred also worked for IBM where he held various positions with responsibility for Engineering, New Business Development and Management. Mr. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBMâ€™s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic Universitys College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (1997) from the University of Miami.
Sr Product & Marketing Manager
IoT - Connected Solutions, Verizon
Mr. Siddiqui is a Senior Product and Marketing Manager at Verizon Enterprise Solution (VES) focused on Machine to Machine (M2M) Consulting and Professional Services. Mr. Siddiqui has over 18 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry focused on product management and marketing of innovative technology solutions for enterprise customers. Mr. Siddiqui has spoken at numerous webinars and has organized several industry events. He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA.
Chief Business Development Officer, NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTTi3)
NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTTi3)
Ravi currently serves as the Chief Business Development Officer at NTT Innovation Institute. He is additionally responsible for product management and strategy. Previous to joining NTT i3, Ravi worked in various capacities in engineering and product management with IBM, Microsoft and Fox Interactive Media. Most recently, he was the founding CEO of ElasticBox, where he was responsible for the rapid growth of the company and provided leadership to a global workforce in the US, Spain, and England.
Chris Chang is the Chief Executive Officer of Alien Technology LLC. Founded in 1994, Alien Technology specialize in the IDENTIFICATION of Things that require RFID as the source of quality data for proven Internet of Things implementations. Alien supplies into a broad range of industryâ€™s including automotive, defense, industrial, manufacturing, retail, supply-chain and telecom. Alien is also one of the RFID industryâ€™s founders and one of the most experienced, quality suppliers of RFID innovations, technologies and products. Alien is also the worldâ€™s only vertically integrated provider of UHF passive RFID solutions including transceiver chips, tags, inlays, fixed & mobile readers and professional services. Alien Prior to Alien, Chris held General Management and senior level positions at companies including Marvell Semiconductors, AMD, Yahoo, Silicon Graphics and Eastman Kodak. Chris holds an MBA degree from The Wharton School of Business at University of Pennsylvania, and a Bachelorâ€™s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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