KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

12:15PM | Wednesday, Feb 8

Lisa Peterson

Vice President of Marketing and Connected Aircraft, Gogo Business Aviation

Gogo Business Aviation

12:15PM | Wednesday, Feb 8

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.

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2:00PM | Wednesday, Feb 8

Dr. Richard Soley

Chairman, Object Management Group & Industrial Internet Consortium

Object Management Group & Industrial Internet Consortium

2:00PM | Wednesday, February 8

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2:30PM | Wednesday, Feb 8

Fred Yentz

CEO, IoT Platforms, Telit

Telit

2:30PM | Wednesday, February 8

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 IBM'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.

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3:00PM | Wednesday, Feb 8

John Horn

CEO, Ingenu

Ingenu

3:00PM | Wednesday, February 8

John Horn has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries. Mr. Horn is recognized as an M2M/IoT pioneer and leader. Previously serving as President of RacoWireless, a leading provider of M2M connectivity solutions, John led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments, including ‘Most Innovative Company' and ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year'. Prior to that position, John was a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history. During his last six years at T-Mobile, he focused specifically on developing T-Mobile's M2M program and go-to market strategy. He also helped T-Mobile earn recognition as the market leader for M2M services. Mr. Horn holds a B.A. in Political Science from UC-Davis.

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3:30PM | Wednesday, Feb 8

Kelly Gay

Chief Operating Officer, Numerex

Numerex

Kelly Gay is the past president of Security Solutions at Numerex Corporation. Kelly joined Numerex at the acquisition of Omnilink Systems in 2014 where she was the chief executive officer and president. Kelly was also the past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of KnowledgeStorm, a top-ranked online marketing services company providing search, lead generation, and branding to the technology industry. Kelly led KnowledgeStorm from start-up to acquisition by TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) in 2007.Prior to joining KnowledgeStorm, Kelly led IBM in the media, entertainment, advertising, sports, music, publishing, broadcast, and cable markets as vice president of IBMs North American Media and Entertainment division. During her tenure, the IBM business unit grew to $1.2 billion in sales, with 18% annual growth over a three-year period.Kelly has served and continues to serve on numerous private, non-profit, and governmental boards of directors. She currently serves on the board of directors of 1105 Media, where she is on the audit and finance committees, and OnBoard, where she chairs the governance committee and is a past president and chairman of the organization.Kelly has recently been named as an inaugural Top Women of IoT by IoT Now, an Atlanta Top Entrepreneur by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), an inaugural Top Women of M2M by Connected World, and the first Inspiria Award winner by Pathbuilders. She has been named to the BtoB Media Business Who's Who 100 in Business Publishing and Catalyst's Top 25 Atlanta Entrepreneurs. Kelly was also chosen by Catalyst as one of Atlantas Top Entrepreneurs for an unprecedented four consecutive years. She was spotlighted in Atlanta Woman as a Leader to Watch, Business to Business as an Atlanta Diva, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the annual Whos Who in Technology numerous times. She was also honored with the Atlanta Women's Foundation Shining Star award for her leadership in the technology industry and commitment to mentoring women in technology.Kelly is a magna cum laude graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She was the first Newcomb College recipient in the school's history to receive the Murphy Prize in Political Economy, awarded by the Murphy Institute.

Session(s):

9:30AM | Thursday, Feb 9

Alex Brisbourne

CEO
Kore

Kore

10:00AM | February 9

Alex Brisbourne is CEO of KORE. He has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless, enterprise and fixed line networking and telecom industry. In his current role, he brings a uniquely qualified perspective from the front lines of applied machine-to-machine communications and embedded wireless. He speaks regularly at business and technology conferences and is frequently sourced as an expert on device communications in trade and business-oriented media. He sits on the Advisory Board of a number of technology companies in the USA and Canada.

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10:00AM | Thursday, Feb 9

Maciej Kranz

VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco

Cisco

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. In this role, Mr. Kranz leads a team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kranz was General Manager of Cisco's Connected Industries Group, a business unit focused on technology solutions for the Internet of Things. He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco's major priorities. Previously, Mr. Kranz led efforts across Cisco to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps. He also drove business and product strategy for the wireless and mobility business and led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit through its expansion from $400M to $6B in revenues. Before joining Cisco in 1999, Mr. Kranz held senior management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he drove a $1B Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) product line. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation.Maciej Kranz holds a master's in business administration degree from Texas Christian University.

Session(s):

10:30AM | Thursday, Feb 9

Mary Beth Hall

Director Global IoT Product and Development, Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

Mary Beth Hall is the Director of Global IoT Product and Development at Verizon with responsibility for developing new products. In her recent role she manages the ThingSpace Platform, a web portal that brings together tools for developers/customers to build, test and bring to market new applications, with the goal of simplification and rapid time to market. Prior to this role, she was responsible for promoting the strategic path forward for M2M core products; as well as the negotiations with worldwide suppliers to deliver competitively priced modules and devices that run on the network. During her twenty plus career, she had a leading role in growing the Northeast Area channel distribution. She led the alternative distribution market, vertical marketing strategy and the core data products. As an experienced product marketer, she managed Global and Push to Talk for the Northeast Area. During her management, the Northeast Area was number one in sales for Global and Push to Talk for Verizon Wireless.

Session(s):

11:15AM | Friday , Feb 10

Gary Davis

Chief Consumer Security Evangelist, Intel Security

Intel Security

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he works closely with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also oversees Intel Security's online safety education to educate businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into easily understandable and actionable advice. During his 5+ years at the company, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education. Gary has appeared on several business, security and consumer lifestyle media outlets, including CNBC, NBC, FOX, and CBS Bay Area stations; and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, CSO Magazine, and PC World. Prior to joining Intel (then McAfee), he held senior management positions for more than 15 years in technology companies. Gary serves on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

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