SPEAKERS

151 Advisors

Steve Brumer

Steve Brumer
Partner

Steve Brumer is a Partner with 151 Advisors, a global execution-focused strategy and consulting firm that is working with the executive leadership team at wireless and technology companies from early to growth stage with talent, expertise and relationship connections. The strategic initiatives that 151 focuses on are around growth, expansion and increasing shareholder value by creating executable plans that drive revenue growth in existing or new markets organically or through acquisition. Steve merged 151 Advisors with Wireless Rain, a Wireless Channel Development strategy consulting organization specializing in complete design, implementation and deployment of a successful, profit-driven reseller and national dealer system which creates a program for manufacturers, software developers, and service providers. In addition, Steve co-founded & was President of Global Wireless Data, a National Value-added Distributor of wireless products and services. Steve also held various management positions at Millicom, RAM Mobile Data & BellSouth Wireless. Steve is a Board Member of several technology firms and trade associations. In addition, Steve is a valued presenter at National Events including CTIA, CCA, ITExpo, IOT Evolution, CIO Symposium, CES & Mobility Live, speaking about wireless technology, products, applications and future trends.
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Accenture

Marc Carrel-Billiard

Marc Carrel-Billiard
Global Technology R&D Lead

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Alien Technology

Chris Chang

Chris Chang
CEO

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 industry’s including automotive, defense, industrial, manufacturing, retail, supply-chain and telecom. Alien is also one of the RFID industry’s founders and one of the most experienced, quality suppliers of RFID innovations, technologies and products. Alien is also the world’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 Bachelor’s of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Texas at Austin.
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Amazon

J. Michael Palermo

J. Michael Palermo
Senior Alexa Evangelist

Michael is an international speaker/trainer and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michael’s current passion is empowering developers to create voice-interactive ‘smart home’ 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 Michael’s latest insights by following him on twitter via @palermo4.
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AOTMP

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.
Principal Analyst, Mobile & Wireless

A nationally recognized industry authority, Dr. Purdy focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Dr. Purdy is an ‘edge of network’ analyst looking at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices. Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications, and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld.Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well. He spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted, and recommended investments in emerging companies in the mobile and wireless industry. He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets. Dr. Purdy advises young companies who are preparing to raise venture capital.Dr. Purdy has been a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) that produces CES, one of the largest trade shows in the world. He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSM Mobile World Congress. Dr. Purdy resides in Atlanta and Wellington, Florida with his wife.
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Argus Insights

John Feland

John Feland
CEO

John is the award-winning founder and CEO of Argus Insights, new type of market intelligence company, founded by tech industry veterans seeking to connect the dots between technology innovation and consumer adoption. Argus Insights sits between traditional research firms and social analytics companies to provide focused and actionable analysis on where consumers are taking the market, who is winning and why. John holds an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An expert in consumer response to technology, John is a frequent speaker and is quoted in major publications such as Forbes, WSJ, San Francisco Chronicle and industry trade publications.
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Arrow

Jeth Harbinson

Jeth Harbinson
Director, IoT Business Development

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ATEK Access Technologies

Sherri McDaniel

Sherri McDaniel
President

As President of ATEK Access Technologies, Sherri is passionate about developing strong leadership teams, growing their skills and inspiring them to turn strategic initiatives into results that exceed customer expectations. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and more than 20 years of success in the high tech process instrumentation industry, Sherri knows how to harness the power of technology and teamwork. Sherri has spent that last several years helping customers connect their assets to the cloud to enable better business decisions, resulting in improved efficiencies and increased revenue. Her experience with TankScan, AssetScan and the ATEK Intelligence and Service Platforms has given her significant reach into the Internet of Things space, which is truly evolving rapidly. When she’s not focused on helping ATEK customers achieve their goals, she enjoys watching her three children challenge themselves with their various pursuits, which span everything from theatre and dance to lacrosse and snowboarding.
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Axis Communications

Vince Ricco

Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program

Vince Ricco serves as a business development manager for the Axis Technology Partner Program Axis Communications, Inc. Mr. Ricco works with IT hardware providers to showcase the Company’s network video surveillance solutions and educate the IT industry on the ongoing technology shift from analog CCTV to IP-based video surveillance. Mr. Ricco joined Axis following nearly two decades at Allied Telesis, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Layer 2-7 network hardware and software solutions. He held a variety of positions during his tenure at Allied, from district sales manager to senior vice president of sales. Most recently, Mr. Ricco was a senior network consultant working with end-users and integrators to provide infrastructure guidance for the physical security, transportation and healthcare markets.
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Ayla Networks

Rod McLane

Rod McLane
Sr Director Product Marketing

Rod is an accomplished cloud/SaaS marketing pro with over 20 years experience helping companies maximize customer value. He has improved revenue growth and built brands for startup and enterprise technology companies alike.
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B2 Group

Bob Bilbruck

Bob Bilbruck
Chief Executive Officer

Bilbruck is Founder and CEO of B2 Group (Directed IoT & Captjur Divisions within B2), an internationally recognized strategy and consulting firm. He is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of strategy and operations within B2 Group’s organization. Bilbruck’s nearly 20-year career is rooted in strategy services, along with program development, sales and technology development, emerging technologies & business models. Bilbruck is seen as an expert in the Internet of Things, Connected Health, Wellness, Fitness & Aging, Business Modeling & Channel Structures. B2 Group works with many fortune 500/1000 firms and also many well-funded startups. B2 also has an extensive analyst division of the company that works frequently with VC’s and Debt Equity firms as emerging market and technology experts in regards to investments these firms make in these areas.Prior to being the founder of B2 Group, Bilbruck held positions at Brunswick Corporation, Samsung, Konica Minolta, Leviton, Advanced Digital Information Corporation, NewEgg.com, US Modular & Mobiletain.
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BEC Technologies

Andy Germano

Andy Germano
Vice President

Andy has 30 years’ experience in telecoms technology. He is the VP of Business Development and Co-founder for BEC Technologies where he works with customers and partners to deliver the Internet of Things. Andy served as the Vice Chairman and VP for the Small Cell Forum from 2009 to 2016 where he worked with 3GPP and a frequent speaker at major industry events. Andy’s prior experience includes a broad range of the telecoms eco-system including: service provider, silicon, software, customer premises equipment, infrastructure, applications and network management. Andy held VP, Director, GM and senior level leadership positions in Marketing, Business Development and Product Management with several successful start-up companies including AuthenTec, Inside, WiDeFi and Tantivy. He started his career with industry leaders: QUALCOMM, Ericsson, Northern Telecom and GTE (Verizon). Andy has an MBA from Duke, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and a BA in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.
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BuildingIQ

Steve Nguyen

Steve Nguyen
Senior Director of Marketing

Steve heads marketing to bring cloud-based energy intelligence to the commercial, health, education and other large building markets. Steve joins BuildingIQ from Bidgely, where he ran marketing and helped utilities better engage consumers with their energy use through the power of disaggregation. Prior to Bidgely, he ran corporate marketing and embedded solutions product marketing at IoT pioneer Echelon – helping shape early markets for smart buildings, smart homes, and the smart grid. Steve introduced the world’s first 1:1 motion tracking controller for 3D immersive virtual reality gaming and created a multi-author, multi-threaded writing platform. He holds a B.S. from Brandeis University and M.B.A. from Boston College.
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Canaccord Genuity Research

Mike Walkley

Mike Walkley
Managing Director, Senior Equity Analyst

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord Genuity specializing in Internet of Things/Connectivity Technologies. According to TipRanks, he was ranked #2 out of 3617 analysts for performance of his stock recommendations in 2014 and #13 in 2015. Mike has over 15 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked No. 3 stock picker for communications equipment for 2004 by Starmine and No. 5 stock picker for telecommunications equipment for 2004 by the Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.
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Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC

Cedric Leighton

Cedric Leighton
Colonel, USAF (Ret) Chairman

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Choctaw Telecom, LLC

John  Reardon

John Reardon
Managing Director

John Reardon is currently Managing Director of Choctaw Telecom, LLC, a company which he helped form in 2012. Mr. Reardon works with IoT solutions providers such as Duquesne Light in Pittsburgh and Shenandoah Valley Electric in Virginia to provide smart meter solutions to customers using exclusive spectrum. Similarly, Mr. Reardon works with other IoT industrial applications providers in the energy and oil and gas segments, including EnCana Oil and Gas, Enbridge, and others. Mr. Reardon also focuses on IoT for smart transportation, customers include NJ Turnpike Authority and several railroads. Mr. Reardon has spent the past 20 years in the telecom and software industries, including CEO of a large network operator, working with cutting edge Radio over IP software companies, and developing digital technology and exclusive spectrum for IoT providers. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School, a former FCC attorney, and a member of the bar of New York and Washington, DC. Mr. Reardon is an entrepreneur who specializes in identifying technology trends and putting capital to work to implement new solutions to old problems. He regularly speaks on issues relating to the FCC, spectrum, and new technology.
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Cisco

Charles Byers

Charles Byers
System Architect

CHARLES C. BYERS is a Technical Leader and Platform Architect with Ciscos Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He works on the architecture and implementation of media processing systems, Fog Computing platforms, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 28 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including serving as a founding member of PICMGs AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees, and currently serves on the OpenFog Consortium. Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 52 US patents.
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Cisco

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz
VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

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.
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Citrix

Chris Witeck

Chris Witeck
Principal Technology Strategist

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Coris

Marc Josephson

Marc Josephson
Co-Founder

Over 35 years management experience in leading edge technology companies: Founded and sold several technology companies; Raised over $150MM in venture capital, built companies valued at over $4B; Advisor to various federal, state and local governmental agencies (NYC, FCC, U.S. Congress, FBI, others); Ernst & Young U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year finalist 2000; Implemented trading network for NY Stock Exchange; Consultant to IBM, Nortel, AT&T, Verizon, Siemens, Citibank, Chase Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Gartner Group; Implemented remote video surveillance for Homeland Security (CORIS was spin off of that project); Granted two patents on IOT network security, used by CORIS.
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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
VP Business Development

At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible for driving strategic industry partnerships to accelerate the company’s market growth and leadership. As part of the leadership team since 2009, Ken has helped drive Cradlepoint’s growth and development through roles in strategic planning, product management, solution strategy and thought leadership. Ken frequently represents the company at industry conferences and events, and served on the original Advisory Board for the IoT/M2M Evolution Magazine.Ken has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, R&D and manufacturing. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, Ken served as VP of Marketing for Casabyte (later acquired by JDS Uniphase), the leading provider of service validation solutions to wireless service providers. Ken also served as VP of Business Development for GoAhead Software (later acquired by Oracle), the leading provider of high availability software to communication infrastructure providers. Ken earlier spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard with cable modems & head-ends, set-top boxes and personal computers in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles. Ken holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.
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Crossfire Media

Carl Ford

Carl Ford
CEO, Director of Content

Carl has been highlighting the key initiatives around the advances of the Commercial Internet since the inception of the worldwide web. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of costing, operations, marketing, regulatory, and product development and management. Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people and businesses; be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building relationships as well relevant, thought provoking conference content, make him an invaluable asset to IoT Evolution.
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Digital Lumens

Kaynam Hedayat

Kaynam Hedayat
VP of Product Marketing and Marketing

Kaynam Hedayat leads product management and marketing for Digital Lumens, where he is focused on expanding the company’s product and service offerings. Kaynam joined Digital Lumens from wireless power leader WiTricity, where he served as the Vice President of Product Management and Marketing, responsible for defining and driving product strategy. Prior to WiTricity, Hedayat was CTO and Senior Director of Product Management and Marketing at EXFO, a telecom infrastructure provider. Hedayat holds a Master’s of Engineering degree from Cornell University, and a B.S. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University. He is also author of several standards in the area of computer networks and service assurance, and holds 9 patents.
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DMI

Chris Murphy

Chris Murphy
VP, New Business, Big Data Insights BU

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Drake Star Partners

James Turino

James Turino
Managing Partner

James Turino is a Managing Partner at Drake Star Partners. Over the past 20 years, he has advised numerous companies in the technology and communications industries on over $5 billion in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. In addition to his advisory roles, James has underwritten several principal equity and mezzanine investments in client companies.Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, James served as Director of the Technology Investment Banking team in New York for SG Cowen, where he managed public and private equity offerings, principal investments, and mergers and acquisitions for emerging growth software companies. He was also Director of the Media and Telecommunications Group for Prudential Securities in New York. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance for ING Barings, where he started the Telecommunications Group. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.
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Eclipse Foundation

Ian Skerrett

Ian Skerrett
VP of Marketing and Ecosystem

Ian Skerret is the Vice President of Marketing and Ecosystem at the Eclipse Foundation. As part of his role, he is focused on building the Eclipse IoT community, an open source software community that will power the Internet of Things.
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Eurotech

Jason Walton

Jason Walton
IoT Solutions Practice Manager

Jason Walton, IoT Solutions Practice Manager for Eurotech Inc., has over 15 years of experience in technical sales, solutions engineering and business development. As a lead contributor to Eurotech’s IoT Solutions team, Jason is responsible for building partnerships, distribution channels and consulting on customer engagements. Eurotech’s IoT Solutions portfolio is an end-to-end value proposition, leveraging Eurotech’s trusted hardware platforms, Everyware Software Framework (ESF), Everyware Cloud platform and professional services. Prior to joining Eurotech, Jason held a tenure of 14 years at Sprint in various roles related to enterprise mobile application enablement, convergence and IoT / M2M solutions engineering, product development and certification, and ecosystem partnership development.
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Eurotech

David Woodard

David Woodard
Software Developer

David Woodard is a software developer in Eurotech’s global Everyware Software Framework (ESF) and Everyware Cloud software development group. These software solutions tie together fully integrated applications at the edge of a network (IoT gateway and programmable sensors) and business applications in the enterprise environment. David is an active contributor and project lead for the Eclipse Foundation Kura & Kapua projects, which are, respectively, an open source framework for IoT gateways built on Java and OSGi-based technologies, and a modular integration platform that aims at bridging Operation Technology with Information Technology. Before joining Eurotech, David led Arrow Electronic’s Arrow Cloud Connect initiative, which gives engineers a low overhead introduction to IoT technologies. David holds a Masters of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering from Portland State University.
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Eurotech

Neil Calanni

Neil Calanni
VP of Marketing

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Everynet

Lawrence Latham

Lawrence Latham
COO

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EVRYTHING

Curt Schacker

Curt Schacker
Senior VP, Connected Products

Curt has spent over 25 years in the Silicon Valley high tech community, having held a number of senior positions in sales, marketing, and business development, including VP of Worldwide Marketing at Wind River (Intel), Executive VP of Field Operations at Real-Time Innovations, and VP of Sales at Arrayent. He co-founded and served as CEO of Embedded Solution Partners, which was named the 20th fastest growing private company in Silicon Valley in 2006. Curt has spoken and served as a panelist at numerous events around the world, offering education and insight into leading edge embedded and communications software topics. He is a strong advocate for advancement of Web- connected products. Curt began his career developing flight software for the NASA Hubble Space Telescope. He graduated with honors from Wright State University with a degree in Computer Science.
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Field Logix

Yukon Palmer

Yukon Palmer
CEO

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Florida Atlantic University

Jason Hallstrom

Jason Hallstrom

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Ford Motor Company

Dragos Maciuca

Dragos Maciuca
Technical Director, Palo Alto Research and Innovation Center

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General Electric

Jeffrey Patton

Jeffrey Patton
GM Growth and Innovation, FastWorks at GE

Jeff Patton is the GM Connected Home Prod Mgmt & Innovation for GE Lighting based at Nela Park in Cleveland, OH. His responsibilities include leading the vision and strategy for the new connected home business and setting the course for the next 100 years of innovation. Jeff previously was the GM Fastworks Innovation and was an evangelist for design thinking and new business model developed as inspired by Lean Startup principles. In his first role at GE, Jeff led the development and execution of the North America Consumer Marketing strategy. Jeff brings extensive experience in marketing and line management for consumer channels with CPG, online services, and small domestic appliances at General Mills, AOL, Dyson, and Groupe SEB, as well as experience in commercial channels with scientific instruments, holding strategic leadership and engineering positions at HP/Agilent.Jeff has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an active trail runner, sailor and snowboarder, and an avid supporter of the arts.
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Get Wireless

Terra Bastolich

Terra Bastolich
VP of North America

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Gogo Business Aviation

Lisa Peterson

Lisa Peterson
Vice President of Marketing and Connected Aircraft

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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HARMAN Connected Services

Andrew Till

Andrew Till
Vice President, Technology, Partnerships & New Solutions

Andrew is the VP for Technology, Partnerships & New Solutions for HARMAN Connected Services. In this role Andrew looks at new emerging technologies, developing industry market trends, develops key industry partnerships and ecosystem initiatives and works directly with many of the company’s customers helping them to deliver compelling offerings to market. In addition to these responsibilities Andrew also heads up the Litehouse User Experience design team that supports Harman’s customers with both digital and industrial design services.Prior to joining HARMAN, though the acquisition of SymphonyTeleca, Andrew was the CTO for SymphonyTeleca having joined the company in January 2009. Previous positions include 9 years at Motorola in a wide range of leadership positions and 4 years at UK Technology innovator PSION as Head of Technology Strategy with PSION Plc.Andrew has also held notable industry positions such as the Vice Chair of the Code Aurora Foundation focused on the furtherance of open source for the mobile industry. In addition, he is a regular speaker on key issues impacting the embedded and wireless industries.
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Hitachi

Sara Gardner

Sara Gardner
CTO

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IBM Cognitive Solutions

Calvin Lawrence

Calvin Lawrence
Distinguished Engineer, North American Analytics

Mr. Lawrence is a highly respected Information Technology executive who has over 25 years of experience including senior leadership roles at several Fortune 100 companies . His areas of specialty include Service Oriented /Enterprise Architecture, Smarter Cities, Cognitive Computing, Big Data and IoT technologies. Mr. Lawrence currently serves as IBMs Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the Cognitive & Analytic Solutions division in North America. . Prior to this role, He served as the Chief Technology Officer for IBMs Smarter Cities Technical Sales organization. He was appointed the title of Distinguished Engineer at IBM in 2010. Distinguished Engineer is the Second highest technical achievement at IBM and is appointed by the IBM CEO. Calvin is a subject matter expert on deep analytics including predictive. He is adept at developing solutions including Watson, Mobile, Cloud and Predictive capabilities. He is a sought-after and award-winning speaker and author. Calvin has over 24 industry-related patents and have authored over fifty articles, white papers and books on technology related subjects. His publication credits include articles for Gartner, Open Group, IEEE, Computer Science Magazine and the Harvard Technology Journal. He is frequently asked to serve on industry technology boards and panels.. Mr. Lawrence has been honored to speak at over 25 business and professional conferences within the last fifteen years. He has been featured in Ebony Magazine technology leadership series, Awarded Black Engineer of the Year, Modern-day Technology winner and Whos Who among technology leaders and IBM Technologist on the Move winner . Mr. Lawrence serves on the board of director of several non-profit organizations.. Mr. Lawrence is an active blogger and disperser of technology information across social media forums.
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IBM Watson IoT

Ron Felice

Ron Felice
Automotive Industry Architect

Ron is the Automotive Industry Architect for IBM’s Watson Internet of Things organization. Ron is a 15 year veteran of the automotive industry, having worked as a software engineer and systems engineer on a variety of vehicle subsystems. In his current role Ron helps companies across the automotive and transportation industries develop a strategy for business and product transformation, to leverage the capabilities and realize the benefits of our connected world. Ron has been certified in Automotive Functional Safety and is a credentialed Connected Vehicle Professional. Ron holds a BS in Computer Science and an MS in Software Engineering.
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iconectiv

Matt Lear

Matt Lear
Director of Product Management

Matt is the M2M and IoT Product Management Director for iconectiv with more than 17 years of experience in technology, business, and marketing for enterprise and consumer products. His business domain expertise includes M2M and IoT, Location-based services, network security, wireless telecommunications, and enterprise telecommunications management. Matt’s engineering background provides him a unique vantage point to bridge sales and technology processes.
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iDevices

Warren Katz

Warren Katz
CMO, VP Business Development

Warren Katz is the Chief Marketing Officer and Vice President of Business Development at iDevices. iDevices, the preeminent brand in the smart home industry, manufactures a premium line of home automation products. As an experienced marketing strategist with an eye for creative execution, Katz has a track record for delivering tangible results for a range of companies in the technology, telecommunications, and automotive industries. Prior to joining iDevices, he spent seven years with CMG Partners. Before joining CMG Partners, Katz provided day-to-day marketing program management at Digitas USA. In addition to holding a B.S. from the University of Vermont, Katz holds an M.B.A. from the F.W. Olin School of Business at Babson College.
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Illumio

Nathaniel Gleicher

Nathaniel Gleicher
Head of Cybersecurity Strategy

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InField Group

Christopher Celiberti

Christopher Celiberti
Vice President

Christopher is a recognized communications industry leader, consultant and serial entrepreneur shaping strategies, technology, and products for close to 20 years. Chris is currently the CEO of The Infield Group focusing on IOT cloud based development programs. Before launching The Infield Group Chris founded CleverSpoke a Mobile Services Application Platform company, which was acquired by Truphone in 2012. Chris has had the great fortune to work globally with some of the top communications companies over the years as well as co-founding several startups. He also has held advisory roles with several companies and is an industry standards participant and speaker. Chris has earned a BS in Environmental Studies from Chadwick University, International Degree from University of California Berkeley in Computer Information Systems and completed MITs Sloan School of Managements Product Design, Development and Management Executive Program.
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Infineon and Trusted Computing Group

Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna
Senior Principal

Steve Hanna is a Senior Principal at Infineon Technologies. He is a member of the Technical Committee in the Trusted Computing Group and a member of the Security Area Directorate in the Internet Engineering Task Force. Hanna has previously participated in other networking and security standards groups such as the Open Group and OASIS. He is the author of several IETF and TCG standards and published papers, an inventor or co-inventor on 41 issued U.S. patents, and a regular speaker at industry events such as Interop and the RSA Conference. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
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Ingenu

John Horn

John Horn
CEO

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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Intel Security

Gary Davis

Gary Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

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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IoT Strategies

Dan McDuffie

Dan McDuffie
Principal

For nearly 20 years, Dan McDuffie has been a senior leader in the telecom, wireless and internet industries. Most recently Dan was CEO of Wyless, the leading IoT Managed Services Provider with offices in Boston, London, Geneva, Amsterdam and São Paulo. Today Dan is a strategic advisor to early to mid stage IoT and Mobility companies, large enterprises and mid market Private Equity firm Great Hill Partners.
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IoT-Strategist

Kevin Kostiner

Kevin Kostiner
Founder

Kevin has been involved with wireless network technologies for over 20 years. His extensive background with Distributed Antenna Networks (DAS) and related solutions for establishing and improving cellular coverage and capacity within buildings & structures was a natural foundation for him stepping into the IoT ecosystem. His involvement with the IoT extends from the network side with LPWAN designs and deployment, applications and hardware development and positioning. His specialities include strategy, technology integration, market planning, sales, business development and operations. As founder and Managing Director of The IoT Strategist, Kevin provides IoT consulting to assist companies and organizations in their efforts to understand, develop and implement the IoT into their organizations. He also specializes in working with companies based outside the US who are looking for assistance and expertise to expand their business into the American market. Kevin also recently joined beamSmart as their Senior Vice President & GM Enterprise Division. beamSmart provides a patented unified IoT messaging and content delivery platform. It integrates multi-sensory data communications into a mobile cloud delivery service with near zero latency and intelligent conversation among people and machines. beam is fully configurable and built on an open API. You can follow Kevin @buildingtheiot. You may also contact him at: (702) 533-5886 USA and kevin@iot-strategist.com.
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James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm

James Brehm
Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist

An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is a regular speaker at industry conferences and one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market today. Mr. Brehm is a regular contributor to CNBC and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as Business Week, RCR Wireless, ComputerWorld, PC Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Over the past decade, Mr. Brehm has spoken to various groups on topics including wireless services, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile content, VoIP, activation and provisioning, service creation, mobile apps, premium messaging, wireless security, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile broadband (LTE and WiMAX), the telecom regulatory environment and vertical market deployment of web-enabled services. From 2011 to 2014, Brehm served as practice leader, strategist and senior consultant for Compass Intelligence. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Mr. Brehm served in multiple roles for nine (9) years at Growth Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Brehm worked in marketing, sales management, and business development roles for Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included research on the competitive landscape of the market, developing new product offerings, assessing emerging markets, improving the over all value chain for Global 1000 clients, due diligence, and acquisition analysis. Mr. Brehm entered the high tech arena in the mid 1990’s working in sales management within the telecom arena for MCI and later working for Gateway, Inc in multiple roles including product marketing, product management, training, and sales management.
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James Brehm & Associates

Keith Tamboer

Keith Tamboer
Analyst

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Jooycar

Nathan Lustig

Nathan Lustig
Director

Nathan Lustig, 2x entrepreneur and investor, is managing partner of Magma Partners, a seed stage investment fund based in Santiago, Chile and Los Angeles, CA. Founded in 2014, Magma invests in tech startups that target the US market & have their technology team in Latin America & B2B companies targeting the Latin American market. He takes an active role in Jooycar, an UBI platform based in Santiago, Chile. Previously, at the University of Wisconsin, he started a tickets & textbooks marketplace for university campuses, which was acquired in 2008. In 2009, he cofounded a digital will service that helped people access, transfer and delete online accounts after someone dies, which was acquired in 2011. In November 2010, he moved to Santiago, Chile as part of the pilot round of Startup Chile and has spent the better part of the past 6 years in Latin America. He writes a monthly column for Chiles daily El Mercurio and has been featured in international publications like the NY Times, The Economist, Financial Times, Forbes, BBC and hundreds of others.
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KORE

Alex Brisbourne

Alex Brisbourne
CEO

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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Libelium

Alex Mateo

Alex Mateo
Sales & Operations Planning / Industry Manager Smart Cities

Alex Mateo is Libelium’s Industry Manager for Smart Cities, focusing on market growth and sustainable development in Europe and North America. Mateo studied Environmental Sciences at Alcalá de Henares University in Madrid. After completing his postgraduate degree in Water Resources Engineering, he began his career as an environmental consultant, working with City Councils in sustainable development projects. He also moderated important debates involving municipalities, the public, businesses, and NGOs and assessed sustainable development management. At Libelium he added technology to this expertise in public sector to carry out Smart Cities projects.
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LILEE Systems

Jessica Sweeney

Jessica Sweeney
Senior Director of Market and Product Strategy

As Senior Director of Market and Product Strategy, Jessica Sweeney joined LILEE with 20 years of B2B software experience in management, sales, and marketing across government, academic and private sector, in North America and EMEA. Prior to joining LILEE, Sweeney was head of Customer Discovery and Innovation in Elsevier’s Science and Technology division. Sweeney will focus on expanding LILEE’s product mix, as well as vertical market and geographic go to market strategy.
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Litmus Automation

Vatsal Shah

Vatsal Shah
CEO & Founder

Vatsal Shah is the CEO and Founder of Litmus Automation, a leading IoT company with a vision of enabling any type of hardware, device, sensor or machine to be securely connected to software applications through an IoT platform called Loop. With a Masters in Global Entrepreneurship (Purdue University / Zhejiang University / Em-Lyon Business School), Bachelor of Technology Instrumentation and Control Engineering (Nirma University), he has a perfect combination of Technology and Business. Vatsal was an early adopter of IoT having designed his own wireless sensor network protocol for agricultural IoT in 2011 and designed an automation system for one the largest oil pipeline projects in the World when he worked for a large Industrial Automation conglomerate. The company was born when he identified the chaos in connecting sensors in industrial automation to end applications. Litmus Automation has seen tremendous growth working with a number of fortune 500/1000 companies in the Automotive and Industrial Manufacturing spaces where they have explored a number of IoT use cases for both connected car and smart manufacturing, among others.
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Lunera Lighting Inc.

Don  Barnetson

Don Barnetson
CTO

Don Barnetson brings a strong track record of strategic technical insight, product planning and technical management to the company. He specializes in identifying and filtering hard problems and looking forward through product lifecycles at optimal economic solutions. Where technology gaps exist, Don sources, evaluates and closes deals and partnerships as part of the broader Lunera corporate strategy.
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Lynxspring

Marc Petock

Marc Petock
Vice President, Marketing

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and IoT movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Vice President, Marketing for both Lynxspring and its sister company, Connexx Energy, Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives. Prior to Lynxspring, Marc was the Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications leader at Tridium. Previous to Tridium, Marc oversaw the technology practices for leading marketing consulting firms where he worked with leading software and communication companies. Marc is also a contributing author, noted speaker and recognized industry leader having earned several industry accolades. Marc serves on the board of directors of Connexx Energy and Project Haystack; is an advisor to the Realcomm Organization and a Contributing Editor to Automatedbuildings.com.
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MachNation

Dima Tokar

Dima Tokar
CTO & Head Analyst

Dima Tokar is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at MachNation, the leading insight services and application development firm for the Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, connected things, analytics and M2M. His primary areas of expertise are mobile marketing, product development and enterprise mobility, most notably in the Android and iOS ecosystems. Prior to co-founding MachNation, Dima held management positions in marketing and technology at Verivo Software, developing the next-generation, enterprise-grade mobility platform for the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) space. He has also held roles at Fiksu, a mobile app marketing and insight firm and at Eze Castle Software (now, Eze Software Group), a leading Order Management System (OMS) vendor for the hedge funds and traditional asset managers around the world. Dima holds a degree in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Business Administration degree in Finance from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
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MyDevices

Kevin Bromber

Kevin Bromber
CEO

Kevin is the CEO of myDevices, the creator of Cayenne – the world’s first drag-and-drop Internet of Things Project Builder. He is an active investor and entrepreneur with experience in both private and public technology companies. Kevin served as Founder and CEO of 3DGreetings.com, an electronic greeting card company sold to Mattel (NASDAQ: MAT); General Manager of Arvixe, a web hosting company sold to Endurance International Group (NASDAQ: EIGI). Founder and CEO of NowMedia Corporation, an interactive, live broadcasting platform; and co-founder VP Sales of Visual Software sold to Micrografx/Corel.
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NA

Christopher Fine

Christopher Fine
Independent Advisor

I am an independent advisor on strategy, technology, and business development for companies and investors. My background is in engineering, finance, and corporate Information Technology. One of my areas of focus as an IT professional has been the development of a synergy between the workplace, its technology, its people, and IoT. Although this is an early trend, I believe that IoT will be fully integrated into the workplace over time.
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New Boundary Technologies

Kim Pearson

Kim Pearson
CEO

Kim Pearson is founder and CEO of New Boundary Technologies, a pioneer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) software services and IT management tools that are distributed worldwide. Established in 1985, the Minneapolis-based company is a 5-time winner of the Deloitte & Touche Minnesota Fast-50 Award and earned a “People’s Choice, Internet of Things” (IoT) Best Enterprise Implementation award. Prior to founding New Boundary Technologies, Mr. Pearson was a nuclear fuel safety engineer at General Electric. He earned a BS in Environmental Engineering from Syracuse University and an MS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He received the University of Wisconsin Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of engineering and was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist. Mr. Pearson holds 2 patents, volunteers in the University of Minnesota College of Science & Engineering Student Mentoring Program and serves on the advisory board of IoT Fuse.
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NFC Forum

Paula Hunter

Paula Hunter
Executive Director

Paula Hunter has a deep and broad background in technology association leadership, management, marketing, operations, and business development. Before joining the NFC Forum, she served for several years as Executive Director of the Outercurve Foundation, a non-profit foundation with the mission of enabling the exchange of code and understanding among software companies and open source communities. Prior to Outercurve, she was Director of Operations for the Search Engine Marketing Professional Organization (SEMPO), and director of worldwide marketing and business development for the Open Source Development Labs (OSDL), where she was instrumental in driving membership growth to increase industry awareness of OSDL programs. Ms. Hunter’s experience also includes key roles in several technology companies, ranging from small start-ups to large multi-national corporations.
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Nimbelink

Brandon Hart

Brandon Hart
Dir, Technical Business Development

Brandon has more than a decade of experience in the wireless industry, and has worked extensively with developers and engineers to aid in the successful development of M2M and IoT solutions. By combining his business experience with technical knowledge, Brandon is able to effectively bridge the gap between sales and engineering.
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NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTTi3)

Ravi  Srivatsav

Ravi Srivatsav
Chief Business Development Officer

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.
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Nuance Communications

Kenn Harper

Kenn Harper
VP, Devices & Ecosystems

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Numerex

Sridhar Ramachandran

Sridhar Ramachandran
CTO

Sri Ramachandran is a technology veteran with several decades of experience in the communication and IoT markets, bringing to Numerex deep industry experience in IP and mobile communications. Sri is passionate about the innovation lifecycle and has successfully led product teams from ideation to market. He most recently served as CTO of Utilidata, an IoT and data analytics company driving energy efficiency in the electric power grid. Prior to that, he was CTO of Telcordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions, where he launched and established a new mobile messaging business. He joined Telcordia after a successful tenure as CTO of NexTone Communications, which he co-founded and where he pioneered the Session Border Controller (SBC) – a critical component of VoIP networks. Sri is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds several patents for his work developing the SBC. He is also regularly sought out as an industry advisor in the communications space. Sri earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras, India and his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati, USA.
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Numerex

Marc Zionts

Marc Zionts
CEO

Marc Zionts became CEO of Numerex in September, 2015. Zionts, a telecom executive and entrepreneur for over three decades, focuses on developing emerging technologies and services companies in high growth markets. Zionts has previously led 6 companies since 1987, resulting in 5 trade sales and 1 IPO. Most recently, he was President and CEO of Aicent, which was sold to Syniverse. Prior to starting his first company in 1987, Zionts worked for GTE. Ziont’s has a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Management from the Georgia Institute of Technology and remains active as an Alumni Mentor. Zionts is also an Independent Board Director for Pivot 3, TEOCO, and Friends of the Earth, a Washington D.C. based environmental group. Zionts is happily married with 4 adult children and is an avid outdoorsman and an accomplished bicycle racer on both the road and velodrome.
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Numerex

Wayne Stargardt

Wayne Stargardt
Senior VP, Operations

Wayne Stargardt is the Senior Vice President of Operations at Numerex, which he joined in 2010. Prior to joining the company, Stargardt was Chief Technology Officer at Current Energy. He has over 25 years of experience in the M2M and wireless data industry, including spearheading the development and launch of wireless data and vertical market telemetry services at RFM, SensorLogic, WebLink Wireless, PageMart and Pinpoint Communications. Wayne has a Bachelor and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, a Bachelor of Science in Management from the MIT Sloan School, and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School.
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Numerex

Shu Gan

Shu Gan
CMO

Shu Gan is responsible for product management, strategic market development and marketing for Numerex and has more than 25 years of management experience in the high-tech and wireless industries. Gan most recently served as corporate VP and GM of Strategic Solutions at Syniverse. Prior to Syniverse, he served as EVP at Aicent, a global leader in mobile data interconnection services, leading product management, marketing and global sales functions. Gan has also held executive positions for Danghong Technologies and FutureDial, both pioneering software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Peking University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.
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Oasis Smart SIM

Karl Weaver

Karl Weaver
OEM Biz Dev Director

Karl J. Weaver is OEM Biz Dev Director for Oasis Smart SIM in North America & Northeast Asia, promoting embedded Sim card technologies. previously he was Greater China Sales/Biz Dev Manager for Rivetz Corp. and OEM/ODM mobile device ecosystem rainmaker for Near Field Communications, mobile (wallet) payments and TEE embedded mobile device security with his own monthly payments and security meet-up group in Seattle. He is a Globally-trained, bilingual Mandarin Chinese speaking senior mobility executive with vast experience selling wireless & mobile device technologies from both sides of the Pacific Rim to the global OEM/ODM handset/tablet PC ecosystem supply chain. Prior to Rivetz, Karl spent 5 years working in China for Gemalto as Rainmaker for design in of embedded Mobile NFC Payments & TEE security technologies to the OEM Smartphone/Tablet PC ecosystem. He possess a B.S degree in Business Management from Salve Regina University, Certification in Mandarin Chinese Language, Customs and Culture from National Taiwan Normal University – Mandarin Training Center and Certification in Broadband wireless communications from University of Washington (Seattle). Many presentations on Smartphone technologies can be viewed on You Tube, Youku and Tudou video streaming web sites.
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Object Management Group & Industrial Internet Consortium

Dr. Richard Soley

Dr. Richard Soley
Chairman

Dr. Richard Mark Soley is Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium and is responsible for the vision and direction of the organization. In addition to this role, Dr. Soley is Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group (OMG) – an international, nonprofit computer industry standards consortium -- and Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council – an end-user advocacy group.Previously, Dr. Soley was a cofounder and former Chairman/CEO of A. I. Architects, Inc., maker of the 386 HummingBoard and other PC and workstation hardware and software. Prior to that, he consulted for various technology companies and venture firms on matters pertaining to software investment opportunities. Dr. Soley has also consulted for IBM, Motorola, PictureTel, Texas Instruments, Gold Hill Computer and others. He began his professional life at Honeywell Computer Systems working on the Multics operating system.A native of Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A., Dr. Soley holds bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Click on the link to see Dr. Soley talk about the Industrial Internet Consortium.
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Octo Telematics North America

Nino Tarantino

Nino Tarantino
CEO

Nino Tarantino is the North American CEO of Octo Telematics, the global leader insurance telematics provider. Under his leadership North American operations exceeded 1.5 million connected users just 4 years after its launch in 2011. Nino is also Board Director of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and is a frequent speaker at industry events on subjects such as usage based insurance, telematics and crash and claims management. He was previously General Manager of Acotel USA, operating in the mobile premium content and value added services sector and VP of Business Development at Anoto Group AB, a global leader in digital writing solutions. Connect with him on Linkedin or follow him on Twitter @ninotarantino.
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OnProcess Technology

Dan Gettens

Dan Gettens
Chief Analytics Officer

Dan Gettens heads OnProcess’ customer market research, which provides OnProcess clients with deep visibility and actionable insights into the customer experience. He also leads the definition, development and delivery of OnProcess’ analytics strategy and the platform underlying the company’s managed services offerings, including IoT-based analyses, predictive and prescriptive analytics, in-depth Voice of the Customer analytics and initiatives to apply Lean Six Sigma methodologies in developing these methodologies. Prior to OnProcess, Dan was Vice President of Global Business for Corporate Software and Director of Global Accounts for Digital and Compaq. Dan is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified, received a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, and Masters from Yale University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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Pivotal Software, Inc.

Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler
Principal Technologist/Developer Advocate

Mark Heckler is a Pivotal Principal Technologist & Developer Advocate, conference speaker, published author, & Java Champion focusing upon developing innovative production-ready software at velocity for the Cloud and IoT applications. He has worked with key players in the manufacturing, retail, medical, scientific, telecom, and financial industries and various public sector organizations to develop and deliver critical capabilities on time and on budget. Mark is an open source contributor and author/curator of a developer-focused blog (http://www.thehecklers.org) and an occasionally interesting Twitter account (@MkHeck). Mark lives with his very understanding wife in St. Louis, MO USA.
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Q Advisors LLC

Michael  Crawford

Michael Crawford
Partner

Michael Crawford has over 20 years of investment banking and operating experience. During his investment banking career, Michael has executed mergers and acquisitions and raised equity and debt capital through both private placements and public offerings. Michael’s primary focus is on the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries, with a particular specialization in data centers, Internet of Things (IoT) and XaaS cloud-based businesses. Michael’s approach to deal-making combines strong analytical and communication skills with a belief that successful bankers are facilitators who develop creative, pragmatic and balanced solutions that meet the needs of buyer and seller, company and investor.Prior to joining Q Advisors, Michael spent five years with Level 3 Communications, a Fortune 500 telecommunications service provider, where he held leadership positions in Corporate/Business Development, Sales Management, and Marketing. Prior to Level 3, Michael was an investment banker with Prudential Securities in New York, as well as with two leading boutique firms in Denver.Michael has been actively involved with non-profit organizations in Colorado. He previously was on the Board of the Colorado Soccer Association, Parkinson Association of the Rockies and ArtReach. Michael received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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ReadWrite

Christopher Caen

Christopher Caen
Publisher

Christopher has been involved in Silicon Valley for over two decades. He has worked with startups, Fortune 500 technology companies, and marketing agencies. His teams have launched innovative new products in data mining, virtual reality, and gaming In addition, he has covered the tech industry and more for publications such as TWICE, The San Francisco Examiner, San Francisco Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Atlantic, and The New York Times Sunday Magazine. Christopher was the founding editor for AWARE Magazine, a publication dedicated to the world of philanthropy, working with writers from around the country, and building the local magazine into a national presence.
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SafeGuard

Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder
Chief Technology & Innovation Office

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Scott Associates

Richard Scott

Richard Scott
Principal

Dr. Scott has extensive expertise in the development, deployment and operations of remote systems in the Defense, Telecommunications and Facility Management verticals. Much of his experience has been during early adopter stages where customer needs drive the utilization of new technologies to achieve desired performance and cost objectives. He understands the need to address both process and technology if timely, reliable solutions are to be achieved. His areas of technical domain expertise include: systems engineering, sensor systems, intelligence analysis, wireless, power and energy. M2M and IoT. Dr. Scott’s has had varied and broad leadership responsibilities in both early stage and large, mature companies. Recently his teams successfully 1) launched Ontegrity’ s Onsemble, an IoT platform and predictive analytics service, which utilizes data driven predictive analytics from environmentals, HVAC and power subsystems and 2) manage field operations teams to maintain HVAC systems while significantly reducing facility downtime and lowering expense costs.
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Senet

Dave Kjendal

Dave Kjendal
CTO & VP, Engineering

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President Engineering Dave Kjendal is a senior executive with over 18 years of experience in high-tech innovation management and complex product development. He is a successful leader of large multi-site teams that have delivered dozens of leading-edge LAN/WLAN product lines, embedded and application software designs as well as ODM and OEM development models with responsibility for research and design, product management and product marketing. Prior to joining Senet, Kjendal has held leadership positions with industry-related technology companies – Extreme Networks as Senior Vice President Engineering, Siemens Enterprise Communications as Senior Vice President, General Manager, and as Engineering Architect for Enterasys Networks. Kjendal received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of New Hampshire and Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.
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Sierra Wireless

Angel Mercedes

Angel Mercedes
Manager, Services Sales IoT Acceleration Platform

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 18 years of wireless sales experience initiating, developing, and managing sales relationships with customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. He is currently Manager, Services Sales North America, IoT Acceleration Platform for Sierra Wireless. Prior to joining Sierra Wireless, Mercedes held management positions with some of the most respected companies in the M2M/IoT and wireless communication industry: Sr. Manager M2M/IoT Business Development for T-Mobile USA, Head of Telematics for Telenor Connexion, M2M Business Development Manager for Arrow Electronics, and Director of Sales for Ericsson Inc. He also served as Sr. Technical Services Manager for Brother International Corporation and as RF Design Engineer for several engineering firms.Mercedes has a strong reputation and has been recognized for his expertise in the M2M/IoT industry. He has been invited speaker at many M2M/IoT related conferences and trade shows. Also has been interviewed by many wireless industry related publications and M2M/IoT industry analysts. The Hispanic IT Executive Council named Mercedes as one of the 2014 HITEC 100, an award that is given to the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry. Mercedes earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and International Business from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
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Sprint

Brian Huey

Brian Huey
IoT Client Director – Smart Grid, Smart City and Energy

Brian manages IoT partnerships and ecosystem development in Smart Grid, Smart City, Buildings, Water and Utilities. He’s a recognized speaker in wireless enablement, economics, standards, industry implications and growth opportunities. His partnerships deliver wireless enablement of Smart Energy, Water and remote monitoring. He continues to advance grid intelligence by building connectivity into various grid-edge computing nodes. Brian has launched numerous IoT solutions over the last 7 years and brings a unique perspective of applying, pulling knowledge from the telecom industry and to discern the opportunities and challenges in IoT. Combined with Brian’s business experience and in-depth technical knowledge of cellular, cloud and edge communications, he is able to quickly guide developers to launching their solution in the most cost and operationally effective methods. An experienced thought leader with 20 years of experience in telecommunications across wireless and wireline, has been interviewed by prominent news services and has joined panel discussions in utility and energy centric events. Brian Huey was inducted into World-Gen Magazines, Class of 2012.
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Support.com

Lee Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld
Vice President, Strategic Initiatives

Lee joined Support.com in July 2014 as Vice President, Strategic Initiatives, responsible for overseeing the development and execution of various long-range technology and service strategies, including the company’s IoT positioning and mergers & acquisitions. Prior to joining Support.com he consulted to clients including Citrix, where he contributed to the design of a customer care system for the SaaS division and helped guide the integration of several acquisitions. He also served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of the SaaS product division he started for New Wave Automation (acquired by Global Cash Access). Earlier, he was a partner in the management consulting practice of Deloitte in New York and Los Angeles, where he served as National Director of Education for the firm’s Strategic Information Systems Planning service line and was a national resource in the areas of technology-related litigation and contracting. A best-selling novelist and non-fiction writer, he has also written features and blogs for Computerworld, and served as a member of the board of directors for the Society of Certified Data Processors. He is currently co-director of Exceeding Expectations, a not-for-profit organization serving at-risk, inner-city kids in San Bernardino.
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Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

Craig Copland

Craig Copland
Digital Catalyst Senior VP

Over 16 years in bringing together Business and Technology through communications systems with Bluechip organizations and startups. Involved in the transformation in sectors of Telecommunications, Mobile, Connected Vehicle and now Insurance.LogicaCMG delivering global text messaging systems and solutions, contributing to the SMPP Forum on the MWI(Message Waiting Indicator). Successfully integrated TxT into American society and products. Built the worlds first Java based smartphone with SavaJE Technologies that became the parent of what is now the Android operating system.Lead the growth of Telematics at Agero Group, the principle designer and decision maker for the Endavour telematics platform; the first to cater to multiple connected vehicle OEMs together with a variety of infotainment, insurance and mobile applications.Built teams and strategy in organizations around mobility, IoT and big data. The expert leveraged to bridge the gap between business and IT. Performed merger and acquisition analysis on potential targets and opportunities for partnerships leading to the acquisition of ATX Group (150MIL) and divestment to SiriusXM (530MIL). Creation of corporate intellectual property through 6 patents and creation of an innovation council.Originally, of New Zealand decent I have traveled globally throughout the world spending time in Africa, Europe and China. Living in the Boston, an area that is a hub for knowledge and technology offers multiple opportunities for staying close to growth areas through meetups and conference participation. Technology is a passion and is regularly built into our household of 5 in all aspects, outside of my professional career I have helped in founding a rugby club, held the position as Director of Kiwi Enterprise Association Global Network, completed several Marathons and endurance events called the Death Race.Day to Day:I am the lead of the new Digital Catalyst in Boston CiC as the Senior Vice President of IoT and Smart Analytics.As we move to digitization of insurance services IoT and Big data will take a major part. We have been looking closely at the strategy in how this will form a part at SwissRE. In doing so it has been tackled from several fronts:•Taking viable technical solutions and working with business units on how they can be leveraged•Working with partners and vendors on building out proof points for the organization•Scouting and identifying innovation that is evolving or potentially disrupting the industry•Looking out 5 – 10 – 20 years on possible impacts and how we will deal with them•Highlight, distribute and relate IoT and big data information to the organization•Build knowledge and ecosystem around the IoT and Big data for SwissRE through contacts, consortiums and conferences
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Systech Corporation

Robert Lutz

Robert Lutz
Director of Product Management & Business Development

Robert Lutz is the director of product management and business development at Systech Corporation. This business provides modular IoT/M2M gateways and services for a variety of markets. Previously, Mr. Lutz was a product director at LSI, responsible for DPI network security devices. Mr. Lutz has also held engineering, product management, and marketing positions at Iomega, Hifn, and National Semiconductor. Mr. Lutz has presented at various conferences and technical seminars, directed marketing activities for the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), and participated in technical standards activities for IEEE and ANSI. Mr. Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Taoglas

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson
VP Engineering

Chris’s professional career includes positions at Grayhill, NextNet, Motorola, Spectrum Design, Digi International and now Taoglas. Chris has executed and overseen hundreds of successful RF / cellular product developments for many Fortune 100 organizations and other household company names. At one point or another, Chris has been responsible for all aspects of radio product development including chip level cellular, GPS & WiFi solutions, antennas, software, production test systems, all aspects of agency and carrier certifications as well as manufacturing deployment. At Taoglas, Chris manages and coordinates global engineering resources ensuring continued growth and efficiency.
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Telit

Fred Yentz

Fred Yentz
CEO, IoT Platforms

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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Telit

John Keever

John Keever
CTO

John Keever founded ILS Technology and began serving as executive vice president and chief technology officer in October 2000, John has more than 28 years of experience in automation software engineering and design. Mr. Keever came to ILS Technology from IBM Corporation where he was IBM global services principle responsible for e-Production solutions architectures and deployment. Mr. Keever enjoyed over 18 years of plant floor automation experience with IBM, and is the former world-wide development and support manager for Automation Connection, Distributed Applications Environment, PlantWorks and Data Collection hardware and software products. His prior experience within IBM includes lead marketing and solutions architecture responsibilities for General Motors, BMW, Chrysler, Tokyo Electron, Glaxo-Wellcome, and numerous other global manufacturing companies. Keever has been awarded both hardware patents and software copyrights.Mr. Keever holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University, a Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering with minors in both Electrical Engineering and Mathematics from North Carolina State University and has completed postgraduate work in Computer Engineering and Operating Systems design at Duke University.
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Telit

Manish Watwani

Manish Watwani
VP, Global Product Marketing

Manish is the Telit Vice President Global Product Marketing responsible for the proposing, approving and publishing the company’s product portfolio and roadmaps. Manish is a seasoned product manager with over 20 years in the semiconductor and wireless infrastructure industry. He has successfully managed and commercialized chipsets, software platforms and infrastructure products. He has extensive experience in business modelling, forecasting, financial ROI analysis, and BOM analysis and pricing. Prior to Telit, Manish was a staff product manager at Qualcomm in their CDMA Technologies and MediaFLO Technologies (service delivery platform) groups. As part of the CDMA group, he managed and launched the MDM9x25 in over 100+ commercial products including Apple’s iPhone6/6plus and was responsible for the MDM9x07/MDM9628 - value tier product for mass-market M2M/IoE modules, wearable devices, mobile routers, LTE gateways and USB dongles. Manish also held several product marketing/ management positions with Motorola and Siemens. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Electronics and Telecommunications from the Delhi College of Engineering and his Master’s degree in Business Administration, Strategic Management, Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago, Booth School of Business.
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Telit

Suren Deorem

Suren Deorem
Field Application Engineer

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Telit

Regis Souza

Regis Souza
Sales Specialist LatAm, IoT Services

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Tellient

Tristan Barnum

Tristan Barnum
Co-Founder, CMO

Tristan is co-founder and CMO at Tellient, creators of the first analytics platform built specifically for the Internet of Things. Tellient focuses on the big data needs of network operators and chip manufacturers as the IoT era unfolds. Tristan co-founded Switchvox in 2003, which was acquired by Digium, the Asterisk Company, in 2007, to serve the rapidly growing SMB market for VoIP phone systems.Prior to Switchvox, Tristan pioneered the online delivery of digital media at MP3.com, which Vivendi Universal acquired. Her work included the design of new web services, handheld mp3 players, tablets and interactive TV. While at Vivendi, she was awarded a patent for a system that provides access to electronic works over a network. Tristan is also currently a mentor at non-profit EvoNexus, San Diego’s largest tech startup incubator.
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Telxxis

Richard Brennan

Richard Brennan
CTO

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Thiel Advisors, Inc.

Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel
President

Fred Thiel has over 30 years of experience leading and advising companies and investors in the technology, data communications, Internet, IoT/M2M (Internet of Things/machine to machine), automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. He has helped drive rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value through a focus on transformational value creation, innovation and a keen understanding of how trends and disruptive technologies affect businesses and industries. Thiel is a technology and industry visionary and frequent keynote speaker at global events and corporate and industry conferences on the IoT and its impact on our future daily lives, business models, industries and society. He also lectures on innovation, strategy, disruption and transformational growth to MBA classes at both the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, and the University of San Diego (USD). Thiel has helped companies transform their business models and leverage the disruptive trends affecting industries globally. He works with management teams and helps boards of directors evaluate, develop and execute strategies to transform operating businesses and product lines, drive innovation initiatives and create new product lines and business models that drive growth and create value. He has developed visionary concepts and products, most recently to help companies develop and execute strategies for collaborative autonomous systems, intelligent sensor systems, predictive maintenance, and intelligent fleet/asset management solutions.
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Trimble

Marcus McCarthy

Marcus McCarthy
General Manager

Marcus McCarthy is General Manager of Trimble Navigation’s (NASDAQ:TRMB) Water Division. In this role he is responsible for the business strategy and P&L of Trimble’s Water businesses. Trimble Water provides a range of technology solutions which improve productivity, ensure regulatory compliance and reduce cost in the water, waste water, storm water and environmental water industries. Their portfolio includes a broad range of technologies including mobile / office / cloud software, ruggedized mobile computing hardware, sensors, ruggedized battery powered telemetry, radio/cellular/satellite communications and analytics. They combine these technologies with a team of professionals that have deep water industry experience to generate solutions specifically tailored to the needs of the water industry. Previously, Marcus was the part-owner and CEO of LeT Systems, an enterprise software company supplying event and incident management solutions to utilities. LeT Systems was acquired by Trimble in 2010. Marcus has worked in the technology solutions industry for over 20 years. He attended University College Cork where he earned a degree in Economics and attended Stanford where he studied leadership and strategy.
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UL

Andrew Jamieson

Andrew Jamieson
Security Lab Manager

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Value Amplify Consulting

Giuseppe Mascarella

Giuseppe Mascarella
Professor

Prof. Giuseppe Mascarella is a former Microsoft consulting manager and has won WW awards on leading cloud and business intelligence programs at a global level. He works as an Adjunct Prof. of Social Media Analytics and Data security at FAU and is a Principal at Value Amplify where he works on Machine Learning and IoT solutions.
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Verizon

Uzair Siddiqui

Uzair Siddiqui
Sr Product & Marketing Manager IoT - Connected Solutions

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.
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Verizon Wireless

Mary Beth Hall

Mary Beth Hall
Director Global IoT Product and Development

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.
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Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

Larry Steffann

Larry Steffann
General Manager

Larry Steffann is Co-Founder of RIoT, a national IoT organization focused on the global IoT ecosystem. Mr. Steffann is also the GM of the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina and Co-Founder of gaming incubator Joystick Labs. Larry leads RIoT’s team effort in the Global Cities Team Challenge, (ILPS Intelligent Led Public Safety) effort with NIST. Mr. Steffann is also working with the NSF and US Ignite on their Smart Cities, 5G initiatives. As a serial entrepreneur Mr. Steffann has worked with numerous startups including a couple that have gone public. Larry has been CEO of Amex Company, nStor (NSO) and COO of a NASDAQ company, Boca Research (BOCI).
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Moderator List

Bill Sell (Moderator)

Bill Sell (Moderator)

Advisor Communications
Managing Partner

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Jeff Liebl (Moderator)

Jeff Liebl (Moderator)

Anaren
President, IoT Group

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J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. (Moderator)

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. (Moderator)

AOTMP
Principal Analyst, Mobile & Wireless

A nationally recognized industry authority, Dr. Purdy focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Dr. Purdy is an ‘edge of network’ analyst looking at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices. Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications, and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld.Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well. He spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted, and recommended investments in emerging companies in the mobile and wireless industry. He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets. Dr. Purdy advises young companies who are preparing to raise venture capital.Dr. Purdy has been a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) that produces CES, one of the largest trade shows in the world. He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSM Mobile World Congress. Dr. Purdy resides in Atlanta and Wellington, Florida with his wife.
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Carl Ford (Moderator)

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Crossfire Media
CEO, Director of Content

Carl has been highlighting the key initiatives around the advances of the Commercial Internet since the inception of the worldwide web. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of costing, operations, marketing, regulatory, and product development and management. Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people and businesses; be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building relationships as well relevant, thought provoking conference content, make him an invaluable asset to IoT Evolution.
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James Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist

An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is a regular speaker at industry conferences and one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market today. Mr. Brehm is a regular contributor to CNBC and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as Business Week, RCR Wireless, ComputerWorld, PC Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Over the past decade, Mr. Brehm has spoken to various groups on topics including wireless services, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile content, VoIP, activation and provisioning, service creation, mobile apps, premium messaging, wireless security, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile broadband (LTE and WiMAX), the telecom regulatory environment and vertical market deployment of web-enabled services. From 2011 to 2014, Brehm served as practice leader, strategist and senior consultant for Compass Intelligence. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Mr. Brehm served in multiple roles for nine (9) years at Growth Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Brehm worked in marketing, sales management, and business development roles for Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included research on the competitive landscape of the market, developing new product offerings, assessing emerging markets, improving the over all value chain for Global 1000 clients, due diligence, and acquisition analysis. Mr. Brehm entered the high tech arena in the mid 1990’s working in sales management within the telecom arena for MCI and later working for Gateway, Inc in multiple roles including product marketing, product management, training, and sales management.
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Dima Tokar (Moderator)

Dima Tokar (Moderator)

MachNation
Co-Founder & CTO

Dima Tokar is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at MachNation, the leading insight services and application development firm for the Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, connected things, analytics and M2M. His primary areas of expertise are mobile marketing, product development and enterprise mobility, most notably in the Android and iOS ecosystems. Prior to co-founding MachNation, Dima held management positions in marketing and technology at Verivo Software, developing the next-generation, enterprise-grade mobility platform for the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) space. He has also held roles at Fiksu, a mobile app marketing and insight firm and at Eze Castle Software (now, Eze Software Group), a leading Order Management System (OMS) vendor for the hedge funds and traditional asset managers around the world. Dima holds a degree in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Business Administration degree in Finance from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
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Robert Richardson (Moderator)

Robert Richardson (Moderator)

TechTarget
Editorial Director, IoTAgenda.com

Robert Richardson currently serves as editorial director of TechTargets IoTAgenda.com site as well as editorial director of the companys security media group. Prior to this post, he was editorial director at Black Hat, developing online products for the highly successful computer security conference. He spent several years as the director of the Computer Security Institute, where he was on staff from 2003 through early 2011. In that capacity, hes given keynote presentations on three continents, often speaking about the CSI Computer Crime and Security Survey done in conjunction with the FBI, an undertaking he directed for several years. Prior to CSI, he was senior editor of Communications Convergence magazine for two years, where his beats included telecom security, wireless, Internet messaging and next-generation phone systems. Robert started out his career as a systems-level programmer developing early PC network applications
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Doug Wilson (Moderator)

Doug Wilson (Moderator)

Verizon
Channel Manager - IoT

Doug Wilson is a Verizon Wireless Internet of Things Specialist serving as an IoT subject matter expert, charged with growing IoT partnerships with new and emerging IoT companies and ensuring successful Internet of Things solution implementations. In his role he has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through the partnerships with Verizon. Doug has had a successful career with Verizon as an M2M Regional Sales Specialist, Data Sales Account Manager and Data Sales Engineer for Verizon Wireless. Prior to that Doug worked for Verizon Business on the Regional Sales Engineering Team as a Network Equipment Sales Specialist. Doug has had an extensive career in technical sales and engineering with numerous enterprise class organizations such as Belkin, Microsemi, Avaya, and NEC. Doug started off his career by serving our country in the US Air Force as a Communications Specialist where he achieved the Management and Outstanding Team Chief awards.
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