SPEAKERS

We are in the process of putting together a great event for IoT Evolution Expo 2017 which will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - February 7-10, 2017.

In the meantime, scroll down and checkout the Speakers presenting at the IoT Evolution Expo 2016, Las Vegas event...


Phil Huber

Phil Huber

Session(s):

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.
Session(s):

ABI Research

Dan Shey

Dan Shey
Vice President, B2B

Prior to joining ABI Research, Dan worked as an independent technology business consultant, including engagements for a mobile asset tracking/mapping products firm, a Web-based pay-for-performance marketing company, a startup voice services business, and a business process and IT consulting firm. He also executed contract research projects for ABI Research.Earlier still, he worked in product management, product development and marketing at Qwest Wireless. In these roles, he managed multiple voice and data products and developed business plans for a number of new wireless products including data-centric devices, Wi-Fi, and mobile broadband, as well as leading teams to develop fixed-mobile services. At Qwest, Dan was part of the Management Development Program for high-potential senior management candidates. Previously, he was a project engineer at Boeing, where his responsibilities ranged from R&D to shop floor operations to field support, and he also served as a business development manager at St. Louis Testing Laboratories.Dan has been quoted frequently in major industry and business media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Wireless Week, PC World, Cellular-News, and Network World.
Session(s):

Acunext, LLC

Nitin Patel

Nitin Patel
CEO/President

Nitin Patel is leading all aspects of product strategy, management and business development of various software platforms and applications with focus on machine-2-machine (M2M), Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data Location analytics, and Mobile Internet. He is a well-rounded Business professional with more than 15 years experience held advisory, leadership positions, and early member of the founding team at two high tech startups delivering growth in ACUNEXT, XLERATE, MAVENIR, MRV, AWARENT, TELENITY, TAQUA, ADC, and NEWNET. He is a member of The Indus Entrepreneur (TiE) in Boston and mentors startups to focus on the IOT platform for developers, applications for remote monitoring for Cold storage, IoT network management, and Connected Health. He has completed a Business Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, MA, Leadership Development program from Harvard Business School and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Bombay.
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Aeris

Gurinder Dhillon

Gurinder Dhillon
Senior Director of IoT Platforms and Analytics

Gurinder Dhillon is Sr. Director of Product Management for IoT Application Platform and Analytics at Aeris. Previously, he was Sr. Director of Product Management at Symantec leading cloud and SaaS product. He was also selected by the CEO office to drive the 5 year strategy for the company. In this role he focused on developing the long term strategy for Cloud, Storage, Converged Infrastructure and IoT markets. Before Symnatec, Gurinder worked at Bain leading consulting engagements with top tech clients. He led engagements in multiple areas including workforce optimization, portfolio strategy; Go to Market, engineering performance improvement, pricing, sales force compensation, etc with semiconductor, telecom, networking, storage and security markets clients. During his multiple years of technology experience, Gurinder has worked for diverse set of companies in technology field including Foxconn Corporation, Airgo Networks (acquired by Qualcomm), Sprint-Nextel and Motorola. Gurinder holds an MBA from University of Chicago and MS from University of Oklahoma.
Session(s):

Aeris

Drew Johnson

Drew Johnson
VP of Engineering

Drew Johnson is an engineering leader and technologist with more than 20 years of experience at both large and small companies. He started his career at Compaq Computer working on the first generations of mobile computing devices. Prior to Aeris, Johnson was Director of Engineering at Austin mobile startup SoloMio and VP of Engineering at mobile and messaging software company Openwave, where he oversaw a portfolio of products garnering $70M annually. He holds a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Illinois and has more than 20 patents.
Session(s):

Aeris Communications

Syed Zaeem  Hosain

Syed Zaeem Hosain
CTO

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has over 32 years’ experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST) and represents Aeris at the CDMA Development Group (CDG). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
Session(s):

AKnowledge Partners

Homaira Akbari

Homaira Akbari
President & CEO

An award-winning thought leader in the security, Internet of Things, mobile and software sectors, Homaira founded AKnowledge Partners in 2012 with the goal of providing C-level executives, companies and private equity firms with unique and proprietary investment theses, and building and implementing adaptive growth or investment strategies.Drawing on an international track-record that includes nine years working in Paris, London, Beijing and Cape-Town for global organizations, Homaira brings extensive leadership experience, entrepreneurial drive, operational skills and deep domain knowledge to create customized solutions for the unique needs of each client.Homaira serves on the Boards of Directors of three publicly-traded companies: Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), Gemalto N.V. (GTO: EN Paris), Covisint Corporation (NASDAQ: COVS) and is Chairman of the Board of Dauria Aerospace (privately held).Additionally, Homaira serves as the Chair of Johns Hopkins University Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council and on the Advisory Board of Mobiquity Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile sector and a leader in mobile interactive design and implementation.Homaira has held senior executive roles in Fortune 500 companies including: Microsoft, Thales, SA, and TruePosition, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and served as the President and CEO of SkyBitz, Inc., a leading provider of remote asset tracking and security solutions. Under her leadership, SkyBitz had record performance and was successfully sold to Telular Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS) in 2012.Homaira holds a Ph.D. with honors in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. She is the author of numerous scientific and industry articles, two patent-pending inventions, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences
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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.
Session(s):

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 and Design Thinking from Stanford University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An expert in consumer response to technology, John is a frequent speaker.
Session(s):

AT&T

Chris Penrose

Chris Penrose
Senior VP, IoT Solutions

Chris Penrose is Senior Vice President of AT&T’s IoT Organization. He has responsibility for leading AT&T’s Internet of Things initiatives, which span several industries including automotive, agriculture, manufacturing, fleet management, asset tracking, healthcare, energy and consumer electronics.Mr. Penrose’s team operates on a global scale and drives the strategy and execution for connectivity, platforms, and end-to-end IoT solutions. From connected cars to connected cities, he has led AT&T to become recognized as one of the leading IoT organizations in the world.With nearly 25 years of experience at AT&T and its predecessor companies, Mr. Penrose has expertise in strategic planning, new product development, sales, marketing, distribution planning, and customer service.He has a BS in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Wireless Division Board, the Kelley School of Business Advisory Board, and serves as the chair of the Connected Living Board for GSMA. He is also a founder and executive advisory board member of the Together for Safer Roads coalition. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Anne and their two children.
Session(s):

AT&T

Stephen Boswell

Stephen Boswell

For more than four years, Stephen Boswell has been leading key sales initiatives for AT&T IoT Solutions. He is currently responsible for AT&T’s business development specializing in supporting IoT vertical end to end solutions. He has experience in helping companies deploy IoT solutions in key vertical areas like Telematics, Asset and Container Tracking, Remote Monitoring, and Heavy Equipment to name a few. He maintains a clear understanding of current trends in the marketplace and delivers customized solutions that drive Internet of Things (IoT) adoption. Mr. Boswell has more than 15 years of experience in the telecom industry and holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Tennessee.
Session(s):

AT&T Internet of Things

Sunder Somasundaram

Sunder Somasundaram
Sales Director

Mr. Somasundaram is Sales Director responsible for global sales of AT&T in the areas of the Industrial Internet of Things. Sunder began his career with IBM Global Services where he created product designs and developed software for some of the largest telco providers in the US. Previously Sunder spearheaded the product and Technology organizations for several revenue generating messaging products including “American Idol”. Prior to his success at AT&T Wireless, Sunder held Sales Management/Engineering positions at EpicEdge, a Sun Microsystems partner, and played pivotal roles in global sales engineering and customer marketing. Sunder has a Graduate degree in Computer Science and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Bangalore University.
Session(s):

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.
Session(s):

Ayla Networks

Rod McLane

Rod McLane
Sr. Director of Product Marketing

Rod McLane currently serves as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Ayla Networks. Rod has over 20 years of experience in hightech enterprise marketing with industry-leading companies including Genesys, Amdocs, Aspect Communications and Hitachi. Most recently, Rod was the Director of Solutions Marketing for Genesys, a market-leading provider of contact center solutions, where he was responsible for outbound messaging, positioning and go-to-marketing strategy for the Genesys cloud-based contact center solution suite.
Session(s):

Ayla Networks

Oliver Cockcroft

Oliver Cockcroft
Sr. Product Manager

Mobile technology expert Cockcroft manages Aylas development of internal mobile applications along with customer and partner mobile apps. He also defines and executes Ayla customers mobile-strategy and product-development plans. A holder of 6 patents, Cockcroft earned a BS in computer science from the UKs University of Hertfordshire.
Session(s):

Azul Systems

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee
Sr. Director, Products

Kevin’s top focus within Azul Systems is Java Embedded and IoT. Before joining Azul, Kevin has worked at companies such as Oracle, Sun Microsystems, Citrix, and Accenture, building products and solutions.
Session(s):

BI Intelligence

John Greenough

John Greenough
Senior Research Analyst

John Greenough is a Senior Research Analyst at BI Intelligence – Business Insider’s subscription research service – where he covers the Internet of Things. His reports couple insights from industry executives and primary data. His top coverage areas include the connected home, the connected car, and industrial IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, Greenough researched bank technology and market perceptions at both Corporate Insight and The Clearing House Payments Company. Greenough received a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology from Trinity College.
Session(s):

Bsquare Corporation

David McCarthy

David McCarthy
Director of Products

Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Senior Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes.
Session(s):

Buddy Platform Inc

Dave McLauchlan

Dave McLauchlan
Co Founder & CEO

David is CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, one of the world’s first data aggregation and management platforms for IoT and connected devices. Prior to founding Buddy, David spent 11 years at Microsoft, where he led business development for Microsoft’s Zune hardware business, spent many years in Microsoft’s Windows division, and also worked on the Visual C++ product in the Server & Tools division. David has considerable business development experience, having closed inbound and outbound licensing deals for Microsoft with global partners and customers in the consumer, enterprise, B2B and component industries. In addition to his work in various product groups at Microsoft, he represented the company in several international standards-setting organizations, including the USB Implementers Forum, Consumer Electronics Association, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Bluetooth SIG and the IEEE Printer Work Group. David is the co-founder of TVinteract, which developed software for on-air TV talent to curate and display social media in real-time and was acquired in 2014. He also has served as a Technology Partner Network advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and currently serves as a mentor for the Australian incubator “Innovyz START”. He is also advisor to Washington DC-based “Manalto” and Melbourne-based “Bluedot Innovation.” Prior to moving to the United States, David was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne, Australia, and before that was a professional pianist in Adelaide.David holds a Master’s degree in Engineering: IT, Telecommunications & Business Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering (Honors), both from the University of South Australia.
Session(s):

CalAmp

Gabriel Nave

Gabriel Nave
Director, Business Development

Gabriel Nave joined CalAmp in October 2013 as Director of Business Development to forge strategic relationships in support of CalAmps business units. Prior to joining CalAmp, Gabriel spent 13 years working for mobile operators in a variety of roles related to wireless data, M2M/IoT, and connected vehicle solutions. Gabriel started his career in the wholesale import and light manufacturing world, where he held a number of positions culminating as head of sales and channel development.
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CalAmp

Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman
VP Corporate Business Development

As a recognized industry leader in the wireless M2M/IoT market, Jeff has over two decades of experience as an early pioneer within the M2M wireless industry. Jeff is currently the VP of M2M/IoT Solution Sales for BEC Technologies. In his current position, Jeff works with key partners and enterprise executives in the area technology transition to LTE, helping companies derive new sources of revenue, and improve operational efficiencies in key IoT market segments including: Public Safety Transportation and Enterprise, Fleet Management, Industrial Automation, and Oil & Gas, where access to real-time mission critical information is required.Prior to joining BEC Technologies, Jeff held the position Senior Vice President of Business Development for Numerex where he was responsible for defining, developing, and managing new business opportunities for Numerexs machine-to-machine (M2M) solutions group, specifically focusing on Enterprise Solutions in the Asset Management vertical market. From 2001 to 2012, Jeff held the positions of Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Enfora. During his time at Enfora he was responsible for setting corporate strategy and identifying, developing and managing global new business opportunities for Enforas entire M2M wireless products and software device management solution. Jeff holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.
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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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Canonical

Didier Roche

Didier Roche
Ubuntu Core Developer Advocate

Didier is an Ubuntu Core Developer and a long time contributor to the Ubuntu project. A full stack developer from mobile and desktop to backend, he approaches the Internet of Things (IoT) and Linux in the embedded world with an end-to-end view and fresh ideas about the space. As the Ubuntu Core developer advocate, he has given regular technical talks at FOSDEM, the Ubuntu Developer Summit, Desktop Summit, Ubuntu Open Week, Solution Linux, JDLL, and other industry events. Didier is also the lead contributor behind Ubuntu Make, a project that has helped set up over 35 development environments on Ubuntu.
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Centercode

Emily Hossellman

Emily Hossellman
Director of Marketing

Emily Hossellman is the Director of Marketing at Centercode, a beta test management company thats helped hundreds of companies build and release better tech products. She was brought on in 2012 to build the marketing team, and since joining Centercode, the company has tripled in size and become the thought leader in beta testing.As the head of marketing, Emily is tasked with educating companies about integrating the voice of their customers into their product development process. She is passionate about how companies can use beta testing to achieve true customer validation and release flawless products in an increasingly complex technological world.
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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

Gyana Dash

Gyana Dash
Senior Manager Software Development Engineering

Gyana Dash (Gyana) has over twenty years of industry experience with Enterprise Software Development with majority of carrier in the domain of Network Monitoring and Optimization Tools using Knowledge Management System, Rule engine and Analytics. Recently Gyana is leading several initiatives in the area of SDN (Software Define Networking), IoE (Internet of Everything) and Inter-Cloud. Gyana has been working with Cisco since 2000 and currently driving the technology strategy as senior engineering manager and manage global engineering teams to deliver Cisco’s smart services tools/products to top 500 customers. During fourteen years of tenure in Cisco Gyana has delivered several knowledge automation tools for intelligent proactive diagnostics, analysis and reporting/remediation of networking devices and filed two patents through Cisco. Before Cisco, he was working at Informix, Crompton Greaves Research and Startup Company.Gyana has been a regular presenter and speaker at Cisco and organizes Hackathon in emerging technology to bring collaborative innovation. Recently he delivered SDN tech talks in Engineering University (TiE India). He participates in conferences related to Open Networking Foundation, SDN, IoE and Cloud.Gyana has a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science from NIIT, Allahabad, India, with specialization in VOIP Software. Gyana holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Telecommunication IETE, India. Additionally, Gyana also holds an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix, with specialization in Technology Management. Gyana has been awarded with National Scholarship in all levels of his schooling starting from elementary, to Masters Degree.Gyana has been involved with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) since 5years as FLL mentor/coach and FTC Judge/volunteer/coach. Gyana received best coach award in FLL Silicon Valley championship, 2011. Gyana is involved in other STEM activities as mentor such as Google Moonbots, Synopsis and Conrad.
Session(s):

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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Covisint

David Miller

David Miller
Chief Security Officer

David Miller, Covisint’s Chief Security Officer, is an internationally renowned security thought leader. He was recently named by FORTUNE magazine as an “identity visionary”. Miller has more than 20 years of experience in identity management and information technology. At Covisint, he is responsible for internal and external system architecture security issues for e-business exchange. In addition, Miller directs the identity management offering at Covisint, which currently secures access for automotive, healthcare, energy and government customers. Miller has spoken at numerous conferences in various industries and has also spoke before the U.S. Senate regarding e-prescribing of controlled substances.
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Covisint

Tim Evavold

Tim Evavold
Executive Director, Automotive

Timothy Evavold, Covisint Executive Director Automotive, is responsible for boarding, management, and governance of strategic third-party delivery partners for Covisint’s automotive engagement platform. He also serves as the Technical Director for Covisint’s global Connected Car program and solution set. Evavold has more than 25 years of experience in implementing and managing strategic process and technology, with a strong track record of delivering process re-engineering, cost reduction and revenue growth for competitive advantage and profit improvement. Prior to joining Covisint, Evavold held several executive positions such as VP of Operations and CTO at SCI Ltd., where he was responsible for product vision and roadmap, IT strategy and architecture, and operations for a fast-growing SaaS enterprise lead management and multi-channel marketing platform. As the CIO of OnStar, he led an operational turnaround improving reliability, scalability, quality and delivery, while also implementing advanced features such as OnStar Vehicle diagnostic e-mails, turn-by-turn directions with multiple delivery options (agent, MapQuest, onboard navigation, etc.), vehicle slow down, owner on-line experience, and more.
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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
Vice President of 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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DigiCert

Dan Timpson

Dan Timpson
CTO

DigiCert Chief Technology Officer Dan Timpson is responsible for DigiCerts technology strategy and plays a key role in leading the security industry by driving new initiatives. At DigiCert, Timpson’s team is constantly working to simplify certificate management for DigiCert customers and strengthen the security of DigiCerts products against evolving threats. Additionally, Timpson contributes strategic oversight and program management to DigiCerts products and features.Prior to joining DigiCert, Timpson worked for Microsoft Corporation, where he managed a Security Development Lifecycle (SDL) team to evaluate the security of Microsoft software. Before that, Timpson managed a team at Novell that tested identity and access management systems and their underlying PKI framework. Timpson has a BS in Computer Science & Information Technology and an MBA from Westminster College.
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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

Walt Bowers

Walt Bowers
Technology Solutions Architect

Walt is a Technical Solutions Architect and Technology Evangelist at Eurotech, focused on the Internet of Things, Java and OSGi. He enjoys engineering solutions to complex problems and has a particular interest in intelligent IoT gateways and edge analytics. He is a committer on the Eclipse Kura IoT project and a member of the OSGi Alliance IoT Expert Group. Walt has been involved with Java since 1996 and has extensive experience in Java , OSGi and IoT in wide range of roles including developer, development manager and product manager. Walt has a BS in Mathematics and Computer Science from the University of Georgia and over 25 years of experience in software engineering.
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Eurotech

Dave Woodard

Dave 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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Exosite

Mark Benson

Mark Benson
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mark Benson navigates emerging Internet of Things developments and leads the company’s technology strategy to fuel its industry leadership and growth. Prior to joining Exosite in 2012, Benson was the director of software strategy at Logic PD, where he was responsible for leading software product development and setting the overall software strategy for the company. Over the course of his career, Benson has led highly-creative and multi-disciplined teams in the development of advanced embedded product designs for industrial, medical, aerospace, military and consumer industries. Additionally, he has authored the book, “The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems,” and several technical papers and articles, and he is a regular speaker at industry conferences. Benson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota.
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FarmersEdge

Ron Osborne

Ron Osborne
VP, Business Development

Ron Osborne is the Vice President of Business Development at FarmersEdge. FarmersEdge is the global leader in precision agriculture, offering the most comprehensive precision technology and agronomy tools available. FarmersEdge customers span 5 continents and represent some of the most technologically progressive farmers in the world. FarmersEdge is backed by several notable industry stakeholders including Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Mitsui Corporation.Ron Osborne has a diverse 10 year background in software-as-a-service, product development, telematics and business development. In addition to agriculture and logistics hardware and telematics innovation, Ron has also previously helped design and build risk management and integrated receivables software for financial institutions including lenders, insurance companies and more. As part of the Senior Management team of FarmersEdge, Mr. Osborne focuses on the intersection of new product development, the Internet of Things, sensors, telematics and business development.
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FreeWave Technologies

Scott  Allen

Scott Allen
CMO

Scott is an executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in product lifecycle management, product marketing, business development, and technology deployment. He offers a unique blend of start-up aggressiveness and established company executive leadership, with expertise in product delivery, demand generation, and global market expansion. As CMO of FreeWave, Scott is responsible for product life cycle/management, GTM execution, demand generation, and brand creation/expansion strategies. Prior to joining FreeWave, Scott held executive management positions at Fluke Networks (a Danaher Company), Network Associates (McAfee), and several start-ups including Mazu Networks and NEXVU Business Solutions. Scott earned his BA in Computer Information Systems from Weber University.
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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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Geotab

Colin Sutherland

Colin Sutherland
Executive VP, Sales & Marketing

Colin Sutherland has been on Geotab’s leadership team since its inception in North America. Prior to joining Geotab, Colin managed the Customer Support, Dealer Technical Support and Aftermarket Parts teams for Freightliner of Canada. Colin directs Geotab’s global sales growth. Colin helped to implement the telematics strategy for two of the top five fleets in North America, and routinely participates in customer and partner consulting in the use of telematics for productivity, safety, fleet, compliance and data integration. Colin has been a speaker at many telematics and related industry conferences worldwide where his perspective and advice to his audiences focuses on sharing knowledge and best practices for companies who are developing a telematics strategy.
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

James Euchner

James Euchner
VP, Global Innovation

Session(s):

HARMAN

Punit Kulkarni

Punit Kulkarni
Head of Marketing

Punit Kulkarni is the Head of Marketing for the Software Enabled Business Unit for HARMAN and is responsible for defining propositions, market development and implement go-to-market strategies for HARMAN. He has been a catalyst in repositioning HARMAN from just a consumer/auto brand to being recognized as IoT Services leader. Through large scale implementation of alliance programs, Punit has driven strategic market entries for HARMAN into Industrial, Oil & Gas, and Discrete Manufacturing with internet of things (IoT), intelligent cloud and machine learning.
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HARMAN

Vildan Hasanbegovic

Vildan Hasanbegovic
Head of Marketing

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HomeGrid Forum

Donna Yasay

Donna Yasay
President

Donna Yasay joined the board of HomeGrid Forum and was elected president in March 2015. She is Business Development Director at Marvell Semiconductor.Donna has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry working in engineering, sales and business development roles in both operator and vendor organizations, including AT&T, D-Link and Ikanos. She began her career as a systems engineer at AT&T and Internet Connect before going into technical sales at D-Link and gradually moving into business development roles at Netopia, Tzero Technologies and Asoka USA Corporation and now her current position at Marvell. Her previous roles in engineering, sales, network services and business development, means Donna brings a knowledgeable, broad vision to her role as leader for HomeGrid Forum. Her past experience in home networking in both LAN and WAN domains, fuels her desire to provide the consumer community with the right technology to enable a better quality of experience in their homes.
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IBM

Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn
Distinguished Engineer

Tim Hahn is a IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been with IBM since 1990. He is theChief Architect for Internet of Things Security within the IBM Watson Internet of Things division. Heis responsible for strategy, architecture, and design for IBM Watson Internet of Things offerings. Theseofferings, coupled with others from across IBM, enable customers to design, build, experiment, run,manage, and operate solutions involving diverse sensor data coming from connected devices. Thesesolutions leverage IBMs strengths in cloud, cognitive, analytics, mobile, social, and security. Tim alsohas experience with both connected vehicles and connected products, those devices which formulatethe “things” in the Internet of Things.Tim previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Enterprise Modernization within theIBM Software Group Rational organization and in the IBM Software Group Tivoli organization as theChief Architect for Secure Systems and Networks, working on product strategy, architecture, design,and development. Tim has worked on a variety of products in the past including lead architecture,design, and development for the IBM Encryption Key Manager and the z/OS Security Server LDAPServer. Tims expertise is multi-faceted including application development tools and techniques,software security, directory services, and System z systems.
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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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Icontrol Networks

Greg Roberts

Greg Roberts
VP, Marketing

Greg Roberts serves as the vice president of marketing for Icontrol Networks. Roberts started with Icontrol in 2006 and leads all corporate marketing and marketing communications initiatives for the company. Roberts’ career features a celebrated track record of leadership and success in strategic branding and management for a range of tech companies. He has been instrumental in the successful launch of numerous consumer and B2B marketing campaigns. During his time at Icontrol, he has driven notable business results focused on customer acquisition and retention, leading to increased market share and international expansion. Previously, Roberts was vice president of marketing at Helio, a MVNO startup, where he led all marketing initiatives and brand management, and helped expand and broaden the company’s customer portfolio. He also played a critical role in the launch of Helio and Helio Powered By SK Telecom, which received critical acclaim from the industry. Prior to Helio, Roberts was the vice president of marketing for Disney Mobile, an MVNO project by The Walt Disney Company. He also served as the director of national marketing at SBC Wireless. There, he developed and led award-winning marketing initiatives to help launch Cingular Wireless (now AT&T). Roberts was recognized by Wireless World Magazine and Brandweek for the campaign’s pioneering approaches to youth marketing, which have since been adapted as best practices by the mobile industry. Roberts began his career with top brand marketing and design companies including The Richards Group, Tracy Locke, DDB Needham and GSD&M. He received a Master of Arts in communications from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from University of North Texas.
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IHS Technology

Sam Lucero

Sam Lucero
Sr. Principal Analyst, M2M & the Internet of Things

Sam Lucero is a seasoned industry analyst with nearly 14 years of experience analyzing telecommunications and networking technology markets. He has spent the last ten years assessing the markets for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Sam has established leading M2M market research programs and managed international teams of industry analysts. He has authored numerous reports, forecast databases, and topical articles covering various aspects of the M2M/IoT market opportunity and has been widely quoted in news and trade journals, from the New York Times and the Economist to CNET and Wireless Week. Furthermore, Sam has moderated, presented, and judged at a number of industry events, including CTIA and Connected World. In 2014 Sam was named one of six “Augural Analysts” for M2M by Connected World Magazine.
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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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Ingenu

Tom Gregor

Tom Gregor
President & General Manager

Tom Gregor has more than 19 years of experience in the wireless communications industry. Before joining Ingenu in July 2015, Mr. Gregor served as Vice President of Product Management and Carrier Services at KORE Wireless. Mr. Gregor came to KORE through the acquisition of RacoWireless where he served as the company’s Vice President of Product Development and Sales Support organization since joining Raco in May 2011. Prior to Raco, he served in various roles at T-Mobile, where he had national responsibility for all sales engineering and sales operations activities for its M2M sales channel, and was instrumental in the successful implementation of wireless data technologies for enterprise customers and M2M solution partners. Mr. Gregor also held leadership positions at Omnipoint Communications and VoiceStream Wireless. Mr. Gregor holds an M.B.A. in Management Information Systems from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a B.S. in Finance from Providence College.
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Inmarsat

Chuck Moseley

Chuck Moseley
Director, M2M

Chuck Moseley joined Inmarsat (formerly Stratos) in January 2003 with more than eighteen years of sales, sales management and business development experience in Communications and specifically in SCADA Communications. As Director of M2M Sales he is responsible for the sales of Inmarsat’s portfolio of M2M products and services through the global, indirect sales channels and for the expansion of those indirect sales channels. Prior to this role, he managed all North American SCADA communications customers and projects for Stratos for the previous 9 years. Before joining Inmarsat, Mr. Moseley spent fifteen years in corporate sales and consulting roles with Aurion Technologies a pioneer in web-based SCADA systems and with GTE and Lucent Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from North Texas State University and a Master of Sciences in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.
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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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Intel Security

Bruce Snell

Bruce Snell
Cybersecurity and Privacy Director

Bruce Snell has been with McAfee/Intel Security for almost 15 years and has spent the past 3 as the Technical Director for Intel Security Japan. Previous to McAfee, Bruce worked in the trenches doing system and network security for various dot-com startups and Fortune 500 companies. Bruce’s involvement in computer security dates back to dial up bulletin board systems and a time before the internet had pictures. At McAfee, Bruce has worked with many organizations from national governments and large enterprises to small family owned businesses to help them understand the nature of the cyber security threat and how they can be better prepared for future attacks. Keeping up to date on current and future threats is Bruce’s passion, which has led him to appearances on local and national news around the globe as well as speaking engagements at industry conferences.
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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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Itron IoT

Odealya Price

Odealya Price
Product Manager

Ms. Odealya Price – Product Manager – Itron IoT, has 10 years of IoT experience across the utility, mining and public safety. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Energy & Sustainability Policy from the University of Denver. Residing in Raleigh-Durham, NC she is an active member of IEEE, Society of Women Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers
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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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Kii

Phani Pandrangi

Phani Pandrangi
Chief Product Officer

Phani Pandrangi is Senior Vice President of Products at Kii, in charge of product vision, management and execution. Previously, Pandrangi was Director of Product Management at Software AG where he was responsible for the webMethods Business Process Management product.Prior to that, he held product management and product development roles at BEA Systems, Plumtree Software, Datasweep and Savvion. Pandrangi holds an MBA from University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s in Computer Science from Oregon State University and Bachelor’s in Computer Science & Engineering from Osmania University.- See more at: http://en.kii.com/company/team/#sthash.ePkCi3Vx.dpuf
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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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KORE

Ken Connor

Ken Connor
Director Enterprise Sales

Ken Connor brings over 20 years of experience in electronics technology sales and business development, and is focused on expanding KORE’s penetration into the Oil and Gas and Heavy Equipment verticals with both satellite and terrestrial services.
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Libelium

Alex Mateo

Alex Mateo
Industry Manager for 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.
Session(s):

Locus Traxx Worldwide

David Benjamin

David Benjamin
CEO

David is a seasoned entrepreneur with several successful startups and turn around engagements to his credit. His management and technology experience over the last 35 years has proven his ability to develop unique value propositions for markets worldwide. David joined the Board of Directors at Locus Solutions in July 2007. In October 2008, David assumed the role of President and CEO to lead the global expansion of the first M2M product line focused on real-time monitoring of perishable and high value products as they transit the world. He has extensive experience in Executive Management, Engineering, Operations, and International Business. David was classically trained in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering and worked in microelectronic R&D roles until the mid-80’s becoming a founding partner of ISI. If you have heard This call may be recorded or monitored... then you know the revolution ISI brought to the market. ISI was a leader in CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) at the start of the Call Center revolution and focused on developing the first fully digital call recording solution for financial and compliance industries. Acquired in 1999, the ISI revolutionary products and team went on to define the Best of Breed in in the telecommunications world.
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Luxerel

Gyan Tiwary

Gyan Tiwary
CEO

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Lynxspring

Marc Petock

Marc Petock
Vice President, Marketing

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and M2M 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.
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Machina Research

Isabel Chapman

Isabel Chapman
Analyst

Specialized in Enterprise and Industrial IoT as part of North American team. Also Canadian lead.Industry expert for conferences and webinars, media spokesperson, and government advisor.Previously, an international IoT, telecom and IT strategy consultant for multinationals and SMEs, focussed on corporate strategy, product development, partner alliances, marketing and commercialization. Also, deep client-side experience in product development and management, including bringing dozens of cutting edge, game changing products and solutions to markets in Canada, US, Latin America, and EMEA.
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MATLAB at Math Works

Rob Purser

Rob Purser
Development Manager for IoT and Hardware Interfacing

Rob Purser leads the creation of software that connects MATLAB and Simulink with the real world, enabling engineers and scientists to prototype and build analytics systems in both IoT and traditional settings. He is a senior member of the IEEE, has four patents, and has held positions at Owl Control Systems, PictureTel (now Polycom), and Microsoft. Mr. Purser holds a BSCS from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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MetTel

Max Silber

Max Silber
VP, Mobility

Max Silber, MetTel’s vice president of mobility, is responsible for the division’s overall operations and product strategy. Under his leadership, MetTel Mobile has won a number of prestigeous industry awards in 2015, including Partner of the Year Award from AT&T Partner Exchange™ and Enterprise Service of the Year Award from Best in Biz™. He was recently awarded the 2016 channel partners Circle of Excellence award, for the success he’s had with integrating MetTel’s mobility program into the partner channel. His 20 years of experience includes a variety of product, sales and business development positions with some of the world’s most innovative technology and telecommunications companies. Prior to joining MetTel, Silber served as senior vice president of business development for IDT Corp. Before that, he was vice president of business development at Net2Phone Inc., and held similar management positions at other companies including Amtel and GTE Spacenet Inc. A graduate of Babson College, Silber holds advanced certifications in technology from GTE, Cisco, Excel and NuEra.
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Micrium

Christian Legare

Christian Legare
EVP/CTO

Christian Legare holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. In his 22 years in the telecom industry, he was involved as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in Engineering and R&D. Christian was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Legare is presently Executive Vice-President and CTO with Micrium, home of uC/OS, the real-time kernel. He is currently in charge of the end-to-end Internet of Things strategy.
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Microsoft Research

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey
Senior RSDE

James McCaffrey works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. James has a PhD from the University of Southern California, a BA in cognitive psychology from the University of California at Irvine, a BA in applied mathematics from California State University at Fullerton, and an MS in computer science from the University of Hawaii. James learned to speak to the public when he worked at Disneyland during his college days. He can still recite the Jungle Cruise ride narration.
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Movimento

Dr. Rasmus Nielsen

Dr. Rasmus Nielsen
Director, Product Management

Rasmus Nielsen is the director and head of product management at Movimento, California, USA where he is responsible for the automotive OTA platform. Previously to joining Movimento, he was with Cisco Systems, California, USA in various roles in the Internet-of-Things business unit most recently product manager for smart grid management. He was also a technical lead as part of New Ventures in the IoT Group driving platform development. He is the founder and partner of R&D intensive network planning companies – responsible for business requirements and integration in planning tool portfolio.With more than ten years of R&D and business experience in industry and academia, Dr. Nielsen often acts as a subject matter expert in the field of Communications and Networks focusing on Secure Network Architectures, Wireless Sensor Networks, Internet of Things, Optical Network Planning and Optimization, Virtualization and Management. From 2010 to 2012 he was working in academia as a Postdoctoral Researcher and from April 2011 as Assistant Professor. He has been a visiting research at Princeton University, USA as well as a senior researcher at CTIF-USA and visiting researcher at Yokosuka Research Park, Japan. He has been the technical manager on several industrial and European Commission projects and has broad R&D knowledge in architectures, operational research and optimization. Dr. Nielsen has a M.Sc. EE degree from Aalborg University, Denmark from where he also holds a Ph.D. EE along with an industrial Ph.D. degree. He has a larger number of publications in internationally recognized journals and conference proceedings along with two book chapters.
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MVP Capital

Michael Lenoce

Michael Lenoce
Managing Director

Michael leads IoT sector investment banking coverage at MVP Capital, a middle market investment bank focused on the technology, media & telecommunications sectors. Michael has more than 18 years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in a wide variety of financing and M&A transactions for software, telecom and new emerging technology companies. Michael has advised numerous companies throughout the IoT ecosystem. Most recent transactions include the sale of Reltima and GPS North America to Telular, the sale of SkyBitz to Telular Corporation, the sale of Telular to Avista Capital and MiX Telematics on their initial public offering. Michael has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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Net Irrigate, LLC

Eddie DeSalle

Eddie DeSalle
CEO & Founder

Mr. DeSalle founded Net Irrigate in 2006 with the goal of connecting the nation’s 500,000+ agricultural irrigation systems to the cloud. Once connected, it was envisioned that big data could be utilized to help conserve the economic inputs associated with agricultural irrigation. He began his IoT career at ExxonMobil in 1999, where he developed supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) applications for the Baytown Oil Refinery. Later, Mr. DeSalle joined a startup called NetworkOil, where he architected a proprietary e-auction platform which today transacts surplus oilfield equipment worldwide. Mr. DeSalle earned a BS in Computer Information Systems from Indiana University and an MBA in New Products Management from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business.
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Nimbelink

Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe
CEO

History of building profitable businesses and successful teams, with 15 years executive leadership experience. Leadership and team building skills developed while serving 20 years in US Navy, executive operations and business development roles at Celestica and Logic PD. Scott is responsible for overall leadership of the company focusing on profitable growth. Scott has an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.
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OneSimCard

Alex Filippov

Alex Filippov
CEO

Alex Filippov founded Long Distance Post, LLC in 1994 as a reseller of long distance phone services. In 1997, the company began on-line sales of prepaid phone card services. In 2003 Alex Filippov started Belmont Telecom, Inc., providing international and domestic origination and termination services. In 2007, Mr. Filippov launched international mobile roaming service under the brand name of OneSimCard , offering international travelers low cost reliable Voice, Text and Data services in over 200 countries. In 2013, OneSimCard expanded into M2M and IoT offering secure low cost data service in the USA , Canada, Mexico and over 150 other countries. All available services and rates can be found on www.OneSimCard.com Prior to 1990, Mr. Filippov worked as an electronics design engineer in Russia. He later worked for Medical and Scientific Enterprises Inc. and Signal Communications Corp in Woburn, Massachusetts.
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Online Trust Alliance

Craig Spiezle

Craig Spiezle
CEO and Executive Director

Craig Spiezle is a recognized authority on trust and the convergence of privacy, security and interactive marketing promoting responsible privacy practices, balanced public policy, end-to-end security and data stewardship. Spiezle champions best practices to help protect consumer trust and promote the importance of innovation meaningful self-regulation. Prior to OTA, Spiezle spent over a decade at Microsoft driving development of brand protection, anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-malware and privacy enabling technologies. Spiezle championed digital inclusiveness and the impact of internet literacy and access and the importance of ad-supported services. Spiezle is on the board of the Identity Theft Council and past member of the FCC CSRIC and a member of InfraGard, the IAPP and APWG.
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Ontegrity

Dr. Richard Scott

Dr. Richard Scott
President

As president of Ontegrity, Dr. Richard Scott is responsible for the firm’s operational excellence and oversees functions including operations, sales and marketing, R&D, and supply chain. Before joining Ontegrity, he served as VP/GM at General Dynamics, where he established the Wireless Services Group as a top competitor in turnkey network deployment for wireless carriers, OEMs, tower companies, and the public safety community. At GTE Government Systems, Scott developed and deployed remote sensor collection and processing systems, utilizing pattern recognition and expert system-based algorithms for decision analytics. Scott recently participated in the 15-month CSRIC (Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council) group on Infrastructure Sharing During Emergencies.Scott earned an MSEE and PhD from Stanford University and a BSEE from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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Open Mobile Alliance

Joaquin Prado

Joaquin Prado
Director of Technical Programs

Joaquin Prado is the Director of Technical Programs at Open Mobile Alliance. Prior to joining OMA, Joaquin worked for Vodafone UK where he planned, defined, developed and implemented new products and services. In OMA, Joaquin is responsible for formalizing a series of program improvements across the organization. These programs range from lowering the cost of running the OMA Work Program to bringing in new tools and technologies, e.g. GitHub, XML Validation tools, etc. Joaquin is also responsible for the preparation and execution of OMA TestFests.
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Opto 22

Matt Newton

Matt Newton
Director of Technical Marketing

Matt Newton is Director of Technical Marketing for Opto 22. With over 15 years experience in the technology sector as an applications and systems engineer, Matt has extensive experience in supporting embedded platforms, automation systems, wired and wireless networking, network security technologies, and the Internet of Things. Matt has spoken at the Embedded Linux Conference 2016 in San Diego, CA and has participated in speaking panels in the industrial automation field.
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ORBCOMM

Ashish Chona

Ashish Chona
SVP of IoT Software Solutions

Ashish Chona is Senior Vice President of IoT Software Solutions at ORBCOMM. His responsibilities include sales and business development of ORBCOMM’s enterprise software solutions. His experience and areas of interest are Mobility, Location and Identification based technologies and services, Internet & Middleware technologies, Robotics, Enterprise software and Embedded systems. Ashish came to ORBCOMM via its acquisition of InSync Software, a provider of RFID, GPS and Sensor-driven solutions, where he was CEO, and more recently the Executive Chairman. Prior to co-founding InSync, Ashish was the Senior Director of Sales & Marketing at Asyst, a provider of factory automation systems. Ashish came to Asyst via the acquisition of Radiance Systems, where he was co-founder and Vice-President of Sales & Marketing. Ashish started his career at Measurex (now part of Honeywell). He holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay and an MS in Dynamic Systems, Controls and Robotics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Parasoft

Arthur Hicken

Arthur Hicken
Chief Evangelist

Arthur Hicken has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems. Arthur has helped IT departments in Cisco, Vanguard, Motorola, and other major companies improve their software development practices.
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Pitney Bowes

Jun Zhang

Jun Zhang
Fellow

Dr. Jun Zhang is the Chief Solution Architecture and Senior Technical Ladder Fellow at Pitney Bowes. He is PB’s thought leader in the areas of Big Data, Cloud and IoT. His focus in past three years have been applying Location Intelligence into these areas to develop innovative business applications and services. His recent work includes but notlimited to big data location insights platform for telecommunication, location enriching and analytic platform for insurance, multiple-layer geo-fencing solutions for IoT and marketing, and spatial-temporal analysis of mobile data. Dr. Zhang is also an internationally recognized scholar in the fields of social, mobile, and location data science.
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Powerhouse Dynamics

Martin Flusberg

Martin Flusberg
CEO

Martin Flusberg has spent most of his career developing innovative technologies that address climate change; the first half in transportation and the second half in energy. Most recently, he was co-founder and President of Nexus Energy Software, a pioneer in delivering on-line energy and carbon analysis to consumers and businesses. Nexus — sold to ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) in 2005 and now part of Aclara Technologies — evolved into a global provider of software solutions to the utility industry focusing on smart grid, smart meter, energy efficiency and demand-response. Martin was CEO of software companies Multisystems, Inc. and REALink SystemsCorp. and ran an energy software unit of TASC that later became Lodestar Corp., since acquired by Oracle. He has also served on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Martin has an MSCE from MIT and a BEE from City University of New York.
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Predixion Software

Steve Stover

Steve Stover
VP of Marketing and Product Management

Steve Stover is currently the Sr. Director of Product Management with Predixion Software. Over the last 20 years, Steve has provided product and technology leadership to deliver Big Data and Analytics solutions at companies including Dell and Teradata.
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prpl Foundation

Cesare Garlati

Cesare Garlati
Chief Security Strategist

Cesare Garlati is an internationally renowned leader in mobile and cloud security. Former Vice President of mobile security at Trend Micro, Cesare currently serves as Chief Security Strategist at ppl Foundation and Co-chair of the Mobile Working Group at Cloud Security Alliance. Prior to Trend Micro, Mr. Garlati held director positions within leading mobility companies such as iPass, Smith Micro Software and WaveMarket. Cesare holds a Berkeley MBA, a BS in Computer Science and numerous professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and Sun.
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prpl Foundation

Art Swift

Art Swift
President

Art Swift is currently President of the prpl Foundation, a technology non-profit promoting the development of open source software for embedded computing. He also is CEO of CUPP Computing AS, a privately held supplier of mobile security devices. He has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including CEO at low power chip-maker Transmeta (NASDAQ, TMTA), CEO of nanotech innovator Unidym, and Vice President of marketing and business development at MIPS, a leading provider of microprocessor IP.
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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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Qualesce

Andy Asaya

Andy Asaya
President & CEO

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Asava has acquired a unique blend of global business acumen and innovative technology competency, harnessed from his leadership roles across a number of industries, from start-ups to large global enterprises. His expertise includes:•Unified Communications•Cloud Services and SaaS solutions•Security•Enterprise workflow applications•Wireless mobility•Emerging technologies including IoT, Big Data Analytics, SDN and NFV.Mr. Asava has directed global strategic initiatives throughout the US, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and India, within vertical markets including: •Health Care•Telecom•Retail•Financial Systems•Higher Education•Department of DefenseMr. Asava’s roles in multinational companies, venture-backed companies and private-equity held companies have ranged from Research and Development, Solution Architecture, Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales, to Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to forming Qualesce, Mr. Asava drove enterprise sales growth at GENBAND as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Prior to GENBAND, he was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Sipera Systems, a Sequoia backed Unified Communication Security company, which was acquired by Avaya. Mr. Asava began his career at Nortel Networks, where he spent sixteen years gaining in-depth knowledge in innovative and distributive technologies. He served as a trusted advisor to the top 100 global wireless carriers. He further expanded his global reach as an expat in Hong Kong and Paris. Other roles within Nortel included Chief Technology Officer (CTO), VP Business Strategy, PLM, Business Development, Marketing and R&D.Mr. Asava holds an MBA from University of Dallas in International Management, Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, certification from Carleton University in Product Development Leadership, and has been an Adjunct Professor at University of Dallas teaching Business-to-Business Marketing.
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QuantumIOT

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith
CEO

Dr. Jeff Smith is the President of QuantumIOT a leading IOT Systems Integrator. Jeff has been the founder of several companies in the Internet of people and things including OnRamp acquired by Verio, Sensorlogic acquired by Gemalto and Ublip acquired by Numerex. Jeff’s Ph.D. is in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics from the University of Texas at Arlington. He has a lovely wife - Lisa, great kid - Kyle , and 9 patents and 20 pending in wireless technology and The Internet of Things. https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeffreyosmith
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RF Code

Ashwin Kotian

Ashwin Kotian
SVP - Strategy, Alliances and Corp Dev

Ashwin Kotian is responsible for Strategy, Alliances and Corporate Development at RF Code, a leading provider of enterprise IoT solutions for datacenters and healthcare. Ashwin has over 16 years of industry experience in datacenter infrastructure, virtualization, Cloud and enterprise systems management software, having led a broad set of disciplines across product management, engineering, operations, product marketing and technical sales. Prior to RF Code, Ashwin has served as the Chief Product Officer at Artisan Infrastructure, Chief Product Officer at Neverfail Group, and has served in multiple senior product line management roles at VMware. Ashwin holds an MBA from San Jose State University (California) and a Bachelors degree in Electronics and Telecommunications engineering from the University of Mumbai. He holds a patent in IT continuity management technology and is accredited with multiple professional certifications (ITIL, PMC, VCP, CCNA, MCSE).
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Safer Mobility

Kevin Mullins

Kevin Mullins
CEO

Kevin Mullins is the Chief Executive Officer of SaferMobility, LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia based mobile communications technology company. SaferMobility is industry recognized as a leader in mobile safety, information sharing and ENS technology. The Company’s proprietary technologies are utilized by corporations, law enforcement, universities, medical campuses, and the government sectors. SaferMobility utilizes geo-location systems, pre-situational profiles, as well as proprietary live audio and video streaming capabilities to provide the highest level of situational awareness. Under Kevin’s direction, SaferMobility has migrated into multiple opportunity verticals and continues to seek new utilizations of its core systems. He is the founder and former CEO of BankSecure Tecnologies LLC, the parent of All Clear System. Kevin has served as a consultant to the technology industry and is considered as an industry expert in the incorporation of technology and processes. He serves as a corporate director, speaks nationally on risk safety mitigation, and is a published author in over seventeen journals. He holds a U. S. Patent for Notification System, Apparatus, and Method of security technology.Kevin is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Virginia; the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; and the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
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SAS

Mike Hitmar

Mike Hitmar
Sr. Industry Advisor, Manufacturing

Mike has worked in manufacturing, engineering, product management and marketing throughout his 20-year career. At SAS, he advocates for the advancement of the manufacturing industry through the application of the Industrial Internet of Things and predictive analytics in order to extract value. He regularly works with SAS manufacturing customers to help them apply analytics in ways that derive value from data and solve critical business challenges. Mike shares his experiences and insights through blog posts, published articles, webinars and live speaking events. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Find Mike on LinkedIn and Twitter @MikeHitmar, and read his posts on SAS’ Made In… Analytics blog.
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Schneider Electric

Yann Kulp

Yann Kulp
Vice President, SmartSpace

Since 2012, Yann Kulp is Vice President SmartSpace at Schneider Electric, a $27 billion global leader in energy management solutions. He leads the strategic & commercial growth of residential & small commercial energy management solutions in North America. They deliver cloud connected customer engagement, energy efficiency and demand response solutions for homes, small buildings (banking, retail chains...), small businesses, utilities, smart cities and energy retailers. Prior to this role, he was based in the Paris HQ as Director, Communications - Residential & Commercial Controls for Schneider Electric EMEAS, and also held sales, marketing and strategy roles at Legrand and Schneider Electric in U.S. and Europe. Yann studied business in France, followed by an MBA at Syracuse University. He is based in Chicago with his wife and three children. Yann serves on the board of CABA.org, where he also chairs the CABA Connected Home Council. He is a board member of the Chicago chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce. Yann is an avid Lake Michigan user, including the Chicago Special Olymics Polar Plunge in March 2016 with a group of Schneider Electric colleagues (yes, jumping into freezing Lake Michigan water)
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Semtech Corporation

Hardy Schmidbauer

Hardy Schmidbauer
Director of Wireless Products and IoT

Hardy Schmidbauer is the Director of Wireless products at Semtech Corporation, a leader in wireless solutions and IoT connectivity. Mr. Schmidbauer has more than fifteen years’ experience in wireless design, product definition, and strategic marketing through director, marketing, and design positions for wireless solutions targeted at low power connectivity, M2M, and IoT applications. Prior to Semtech Hardy held design and marketing management positions at Silicon Labs. He has played instrumental roles in growing Semtech and Silicon Labs to market leading positions in the wireless and IoT space. He holds a MBA degree from Santa Clara University, MSEE and BSEE degrees in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
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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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Sequitir Labs

Phil Attfield

Phil Attfield
Co-founder & CEO

Phil Attfield brings a strong background in computing, networking, security and systems modeling. He has more than 20 years of industry experience in large enterprises and small entrepreneurial firms. His computer and network engineering experience has qualified Phil for a number of high profile roles in the field of digital forensics. He served as expert witness for the Department of Justice in the prosecution of United States v. Gorshkov, an international cybercrime case that serves as a bellwether case for subsequent prosecution of cybercrimes. Phil is a frequent keynote speaker at international security conferences and facilitated workshops and discussions for the G8 Crime in Cyberspace events in Germany and Japan.
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ServiceMax

Thurman Keene

Thurman Keene
Director, Strategic Alliances

Thurman Keene has over 15 years experience in the enterprise software space. Working with companies to build out, implement and ultimately retain value from cloud, mobile and Saas technologies. Over the last 6 years at ServiceMax Thurman has worked with companies to build out a field service platform that increases efficiencies, drives revenue and increases customer satisfaction. As Director of Strategic Alliances, Thurman works with PTC and ServiceMax customers to leverage IoT in their field service platform.
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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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SIGFOX US

Allen Proithis

Allen Proithis
President, North America

Allen Proithis is the President of SIGFOX North America and has an extensive background in the IoT and M2M markets, having led the development of several businesses in those spaces within the U.S. over the last five years.Early last year, Proithis led the funding and launch of wot.io, an award-winning Internet of Things startup focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by the IoT .Prior to that, he was executive vice president of InterDigital Solutions, where he was responsible for monetizing a $700 million, 10-year R&D investment by taking commercially promising technologies to the marketplace. In that role, he led the creation of Convida Wireless, an M2M joint venture with Sony, InterDigital and Stephen Capital, and until recently served as chairman.Earlier in his carrier, Proithis spent seven years at Hewlett-Packard. At HP, he ultimately led strategy & business development for their Handheld Business Unit, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives for mobile devices, software and services, including the launch of HPs first mobile app store.Proithis began his career in the consulting business in the telecom and technology industries and holds a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications from Penn State University.
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Silver Spring Networks

Sean Tippett

Sean Tippett
Director of Smart Cities

Sean Tippett helps utilities and cities create and deliver smart city solutions. Sean joined Silver Spring Networks in 2009 in a variety of roles including Spring including technical pre-sales architect for the west coast of North America, Director of Strategic Alliances, Technical WAN Expert and Product Manager for Distribution Automation Communication Products. Prior to Silver Spring, Sean worked as a product manager for Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks and a variety of other Silicon Valley communication companies. Sean has an MS in EE and BS in Physics from Montana State.
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SpinalCom

Jeremie Bellec

Jeremie Bellec
President

Jeremie Bellec is the founder and CTO of SpinalCom – a startup specializing in distributed intelligent systems. SpinalCom provide an integrated and flexible middleware for automatic data/object virtualization and replication in fog computing architecture. In 2009, Jérémie founded Structure Computation that became SpinalCom in 2015. For four years He designed, developed and commercialized is-sim (www.is-sim.com), a scientific SaaS plateform that provide reactive 3D web interface and real time automated object/data replication mechanism in order to enable the online use of scientific software (for HPC, High Performance Computing). Jeremie holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Ecole Normale Superieure in France.
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SpinalCom

Sebastien Coulon

Sebastien Coulon
Managing Director

Sebastien Coulon is the Managing Director of SpinalCom, AI Software Vendor for the IoT. Sebastien has 16 years experience in the Software industry in international sales & marketing management at companies like PTC.SpinalCom disrupts smart devices control & management at the edge. Our software micro-platform (Fog node ready) brings intelligence closer to objects and users. It enables companies to create, test and industrialize rapidly IoT solutions, which are secured, scalable, with no Cloud dependance.
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Spirent Communications

Anatoli Levine

Anatoli Levine
Director, Product Management – DTBU

Anatoli Levine is Director of Product Management for Developer Tools Business Unit (DTBU) at Spirent Communications, responsible for developing strategy and product roadmap for the new M2M and IoT segment for enabling products for developers. Anatoli is also responsible for the portfolio of enabling technology products (WebRTC, VoLTE/RCS, SIP, IMS and many others) for developers of Unified Communications solutions. Since 2006, Anatoli is a President of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) – an organization facilitating interoperable implementations of multimedia communication technologies based on the open standards. Anatoli is a frequent speaker at various IoT and IP communication industry events and conferences, covering subjects of M2M, IoT, WebRTC, VoLTE, RCS, standards and interoperability. He contributes to the Spirent and IMTC blogs.Prior to Spirent Communications, Anatoli was Director of Product Management for Radvision, an Avaya company and prior to that, he lead the technical team providing engineering services and support for Radvision Technology products.
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Sprint

Brian Huey

Brian Huey
M2M & IoT Business Development – Smart Grid and Energy

Brian manages M2M (Machine to Machine) partnerships and ecosystem development Smart Grid and electric utilities. He has built successful and innovative partnerships to enable the Smart Grid. He’s a recognized speaker in the wireless enablement of Smart Grid and Energy Management, the industry implications and growth opportunities. His partnerships deliver wireless enablement of AMI, Demand Response, Distribution Automation, energy management applications, micro grid generation and EV Charging. He continues to advance grid intelligence by building connectivity into substation components, in-premise energy controls and is planning for the impact of EV charging on the grid. Brian brings a unique perspective of applying, pulling knowledge from the telecom industry and to discern the opportunities and challenges in Smart Grid. Combined with Brian’s business experience and in-depth technical knowledge of IoT & M2M 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 18 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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Stanford University

Sudha Jamthe

Sudha Jamthe
Professor

Sudha is a champion for Girls Who Code and hosts mentor programs for girls at Devcamps and Hackathons. She believes that coding is a fundamental skill similar to reading for the future and inspires kids to learn coding with educational programs in schools and corporate partnerships.She has been a venture mentor at MIT and Director at Bay Area Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ Meetups. Sudha loves bringing entrepreneurs and companies together for knowledge sharing and building out Tech Innovations.Ms. Jamthe has guest blogged at Mashable, GigaOm and Venturebeat as a respected technology futurist. You can always find her latest opinions at coolastory.com, LinkedIn Pulse, Periscope and @sujamthe. She teaches the Social Partner class at UCSC Extension. She is an advisor for Blockchain University and Barcelona Technology School.
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Star Cloud Services

David Salisbury

David Salisbury
VP of Sales & Marketing

David Salisbury is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Star Cloud Services. With more than 25 years of technology industry leadership experience within Star Micronics, he has been leading Star’s growth and innovation in the world of POS. Now a resident at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California, Salisbury shares his passion for technology by mentoring start-ups and engaging the community as a speaker. He holds an Engineering degree from Auckland University of Technology.
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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
Catalyst Lead IoT

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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Synapse Wireless

Kathryn Caspar

Kathryn Caspar
VP, GM of Synapse Lighting

Kathryn currently leads Synapses Wireless Lighting Controls and Solutions group, overseeing all sales, distribution channels and product development within the wireless lighting controls division. She also oversees the Marketing Department. Kathryn brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Synapse team, spending a notable 12+ years with leading lighting manufacturer, Cooper Industries. Kathryn’s most recent role at Cooper served as the Director of Marketing & Product Management where she oversaw new product development, marketing communications, and B2B sales initiatives with customers such as Sears and Amazon.com. In addition, she led all marketing and product development for Cooper’s Halo Track brand, and served as Demand Manager overseeing Cooper’s Sales and Operational Planning Division. Kathryn’s career involves consistent contributions to new product development with successful launch campaigns resulting in robust revenue growth. Kathryn holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration, both from Auburn University. In addition, she is a recipient of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
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Synapse Wireless

Johnny Thorington

Johnny Thorington
Vice President of Product Management and General Manager, Core IoT Products and Technology Solutions

Johnny leads the overall business strategy and business development for the Core IoT Products and Technology team. His teams interface with Synapses new and existing business partners, support the management of distribution partnerships and take the lead on a wide range of initiatives that support Synapses growth strategy.Johnny brings 20 years’ experience in the field of broadband and enterprise-level business communications technology. He adds expertise in devising solutions for the exploding demand for data delivered to and from the world’s mobile communications infrastructure, and machine-to-machine (M2M).Serving most recently as Product Development VP for a global telecommunications company, Johnny managed product development of networking and communications equipment used in disparate network infrastructures that enable highly-efficient movement of voice, data, video, and Internet communications.Johnny currently serves on the board of directors for the Auburn University Research Center, the Industrial Advisory Board for the Auburn University Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, and the board of advisors for Engineering Design Technologies Thorington-Hines Architects (EDT THA) Inc., located in Huntsville, Alabama.He earned his MBA from Vanderbilt University, Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from The Georgia Institute of Technology, and BS in Electrical Engineering from Auburn University.
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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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T-Mobile USA

Michelle Fitzhugh

Michelle Fitzhugh
Business Development Manager

Michelle Fitzhugh, Business Development Manager for T-Mobile USA is responsible for cultivating business partnerships and executing strategic initiatives that enable the rapid growth we are experiencing in M2M and IoT. Michelle has spent the last 17+ years in the wireless industry, and continues to be passionate about the innovation and ever-changing landscape. Pragmatic, creative, client and solution focused, Michelle consistently over achieves in business results and expectations, winning T-Mobile Peak Performance Award ’14 & ‘15. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Michelle spent a successful 15 years at AT&T Mobility (during the mobile industry’s most significant growth period yet) serving in various roles and earning a variety of accolades throughout Enterprise Sales organization and as a District Sales Manager for Retail. Formally educated at CSU East Bay, Michelle continues to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area with her teenage daughter.
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Tandem Running

John Canosa

John Canosa
CEO

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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

Joe Peterson

Joe Peterson
VP

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Tellient

Tristan Barnum

Tristan Barnum
Co-Founder

As a female CMO in her mid-30s, Tristan is a unique role model for any woman in business, and her experience in technology is a source of inspiration, particularly for those considering technology or marketing for their career.Tristan showed remarkable leadership and ambition early on as she co-developed a technology that earned her a patent at 21 years old. After co-founding and growing her first bootstrapped venture, Switchvox, to profitability with zero outside funding, she facilitated the successful sale of the company, staying on as a product marketing executive. The experience solidified her leadership skills and entrepreneurial mindset that is reflected in her marketing approach.
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Thales e-Security

Juan Asenjo

Juan Asenjo
Cryptographic Integrations Manager

Juan Asenjo has worked in the information security field for over 25 years. He currently helps technology companies reach more customers with integrated solutions that reduce risk and enhance security and trust. Juan manages cryptographic integrations with partner solutions focusing on the values of robust identity management, authentication, and encryption for government, banking, healthcare, cloud, and the IoT markets. Juan has degrees in engineering and business administration, is a certified information system security professional (CISSP), and is currently working on a post-graduate degree in information systems. His experience includes over 10 years with the Department of Defense as an engineer, program manager, and as an advisor to the U.S. Army in Europe, and 15 years in the private sector with leading companies in critical information systems and cybersecurity.
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The PTR Group, Inc.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson
Chief Scientist

Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group. With over 35 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS, Linux and Android-based devices in applications ranging from satellites and Robotics to SCADA platforms. However, his focus over the past few years has been the use of Linux and Android in embedded sensor applications and the deployment of the Internet of Things. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference as well as many other Android and Linux-oriented conferences around the world.
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The Weather Company

Mike Finnerty

Mike Finnerty
SVP/General Manager, Platform Products and Partnerships

Mike Finnerty serves as senior vice president & general manager of The Weather Company’s Data Platform business unit and head of global partnerships and business development. In this role, Mike oversees the design, development, distribution and management of new data driven features/services that drive more usage of The Weather Companys capabilities outside of its owned and operated branded properties such as weather.com, The Weather Channel network and Weather Underground.Prior to his current position, Mike served as vice president of web products for The Weather Company. In this role, Mike acted as general manager of weather.com and The Weather Channel desktop applications, overseeing all product management functions and P&L responsibilities for the world’s largest digital weather experience reaching more than 55 million unique visitors a month.Before joining The Weather Company, Mike spent eight years at Comcast as a key contributor to Comcast’s growth in both digital media and cable network development. Mike assisted in the formation of the Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) division and held various senior roles within CIM, including serving as vice president of product planning and operations, where he oversaw all product strategy, planning, and business operations functions for Comcast’s interactive product portfolio. Mike was also general manager of Comcast.net/Xfinity.com, Comcast’s subscriber portal and led teams focusing on monetization strategy and the development of strategic revenue partnerships with Yahoo! and Google. Prior to CIM, Mike was manager of business development for Comcast Programming Investments. He was directly involved in facilitating Comcast’s investments in Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM); Comcast SportsNets in Chicago, New York and Sacramento; TVOne; PBS Kids Sprout and the acquisition of Tech TV. Before joining Comcast, Mike was a senior associate consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Advisory Services group, focusing on merger and acquisition due diligence and financial modeling.Mike is a certified public accountant and graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. He lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and three children.
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ThingWorx

Andy Timm

Andy Timm
VP Technology Platform

As an innovation strategist, Andy consults with business leaders to determine how to best leverage disruptive innovation like the Internet of Things (IoT). From business case development to rapid prototyping and executive alignment, I work to deliver tangible value to my clients at every step.
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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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Trusted Computing Group

Stacy Cannady

Stacy Cannady
Member, Board of Directors

Stacy Cannady, CISSP, is technical marketing – Trustworthy Computing?TRIAD (Threat Response, Intelligence, and Development) for Cisco and a member of the Trusted Computing Group’s Embedded Systems Work Group. He also serves as the primary board member representing Cisco.Stacy has worked in the field of trusted computing for a number of years. As a subject matter expert in trusted computing, his responsibilities require an in-depth understanding of the trusted computing market, including advances in hardware and software security as well as vendor and customer market dynamics.Prior to his work with Cisco, Stacy was responsible for marketing leadership for trusted computing at DMI, IBM and at Lenovo. At IBM, he played a principal role in making the TPM standard equipment in ThinkPad and ThinkCenter PCs. This created competitive pressure in the PC market and led to broad market acceptance of the TPM as standard equipment in enterprise-class PCs. Stacy was also responsible for the security product strategy for IBM’s PC Division and for Lenovo for eight years. This strategy required subject matter expertise in firmware security, biometrics, smart cards, identity management, encryption and access control. Additionally, at Lenovo, he was also responsible for incident response and served as Privacy Manager for the Software & Peripherals Business Unit.
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US Cellular

Scott Scheuber

Scott Scheuber
Director, Product Management

Scott Scheuber is a Product Management and Business Development leader with of over 17 years of experience in wireless and location based solutions. He directs Product Management at U.S. Cellular--developing and managing a robust industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Value Added Services (VAS) portfolio for business and government customers. Scott has previously managed the consumer and home business as well as the developer API program at U.S Cellular. As a Director of Product Management at HERE (formerly NAVTEQ and subsidiary of Nokia), Scott led teams responsible for new product creation and go-to-market for all map and location content products in North America. Prior to Nokia, Scott was the Manager of LBS Strategy and Product Management at Garmin International. He innovated across advanced location technologies and managed worldwide pricing and forecasting for Garmin’s smartphone portfolio while leading Garmin-Asus accessory product management. Before pioneering Garmin’s LBS initiatives, he was the Mobile Product Manager and Engineering Business Development Manager responsible for the launch and lifecycle management of several Windows Phone smartphones and the growth of Garmin’s mobile navigation application business.
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Vaopto

Charles Li

Charles Li
President

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Velocity Growth

Jeff Belk

Jeff Belk
Managing Director

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Verizon

Erik Varney

Erik Varney
Regional Data Sale Mgr.

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Verizon Wireless

Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson
Partner Program - Internet of Things

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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Vitria Technology

Dale Skeen

Dale Skeen
CTO & Co-Founder

Dr. Dale Skeen is the CTO & Co-Founder of Vitria Technology. Dr. Skeen is a pioneer in Streaming Analytics, BPM, and publish-subscribe messaging, for which he holds more than a dozen patents. Dr. Skeen is an accomplished author, having contributed to numerous books and journal articles. Prior to co-founding Vitria, Dr. Skeen was the Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Tibco Software, and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University. Dr. Skeen has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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VMware Inc

Shekar Ayyar

Shekar Ayyar
Corporate SVP of Strategy & Corp Development

Mr. Shekar G. Ayyar has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in enterprise software, communications and semiconductors. He is currently Corporate Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at VMware, Inc. In this role, Mr. Ayyar is responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across VMware businesses as well as managing the companys mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments. Under his leadership, VMware, Inc. has executed on over 30 acquisition and investment transactions, including Nicira and Airwatch, both of which are key ingredients to VMwares strategy. Mr. Ayyar held senior roles at BindView Development Corp., Instantis Inc. and Lucent, spanning product management, marketing, and business development. He served as Senior Vice President of Product Marketing of Bindview Development Corp., since July 26, 2004. Mr. Ayyar joined Bindview Development Corp., from Instantis, Inc., where he served as a Senior Vice President of Services, Marketing and Business Development and Services since September 2003 until July 2004 and Vice President, Marketing and Business Development from 2000 to September 2003. At Instantis, he played a crucial role in crafting Bindview Development Corp.s strategic direction and managing a team of professionals to deliver products against the vision. Mr. Ayyar led Corporate Strategy and Business Development Functions of Lucent from July 1998 to January 2000. He served as a Consultant of McKinsey & Co., working with telecom and software clients in a wide range of strategic areas from July 1996 to July 1998. Mr. Ayyar earned a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
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WebNMS

Prabhu Ramachandran

Prabhu Ramachandran
Director

Prabhu Ramchandran, Director, WebNMS has 16 years of industrial experience. Having headed the telecom management software division of Zoho Corporation for more than a decade, he pioneered the IoT wing way back in 2009. An engineering grad from Madras University, Mr. Ramchandran is an ardent technology lover and one of the few early adopters(believers) of IoT, even before the technology started trending.
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Wind River

Victor Abelairas

Victor Abelairas
Sr Director, Strategy and Ops, Helix Cloud Bus Unit

Victor Abelairas is currently Senior Director, Helix Cloud Strategy & Operations for Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel. In this role, Victor is focused on the go-to-market activities for the business unit, including Marketing, Partners and Business Development. He joined Wind River in 2013 to champion the vertical strategy for Industrial Markets, including IoT. Prior to joining Wind River, Victor was the Director of Commercial Excellence for GE Intelligent Platforms, where he had global responsibility for leading sales and commercial operations across the organization. He managed five Commercial CoE’s including Inside Sales, Training, Commercial Process, Variable Incentive Compensation and Channel Operations. Victor started his career with General Electric in 2002, where he held consecutive sales roles in various Energy business units. In 2009, he transitioned to Operations as the P&L leader for Technical Services within GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy. In this role, he had the unique responsibility of leading the nuclear Emergency Command Center Technical Operations in support of the relief efforts for the Japan Earthquake and Tsunami events.Victor holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from The University of Florida and a Masters of Business Administration from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management. He is an avid traveler and enjoys outdoor activities, including cycling and snowboarding. Victor, his wife, Anna, and son, Jett, are located in Atlanta, GA.
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Zeidman Technologies

Bob Zeidman

Bob Zeidman
President

Bob Zeidman is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code. He is the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting, a premier contract research and development firm in Silicon Valley that provides engineering consulting to law firms regarding intellectual property disputes, and he is the president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools, having pioneered the field. He is also the president and founder of Zeidman Technologies where he invented the patented SynthOS® program for automatically generating an application specific operating system (ASOS). Bob was named the 2010 and 2015 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE for “Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis.” Bob holds 22 patents and has written four engineering books—The Software IP Detective’s Handbook, Verilog Designers Library, Introduction to Verilog, Designing with FPGAs and CPLDs , and Just Enough Electronics to Impress Your Friends and Colleagues—in addition to numerous articles and papers. He has also written three award-winning screenplays and three award-winning novels including his latest, Good Intentions, a political satire about a future dystopia. Bob earned two bachelors degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Bob is an advisor and board member for several startups and several nonprofit organizations.
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Moderator List

Steve Brumer (Moderator)

Steve Brumer (Moderator)

151 Advisors
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, ITExpo, CIO Symposium, CES & Mobility Live, speaking about wireless technology, products, applications and future trends.
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Keith Tamboer (Moderator)

Keith Tamboer (Moderator)

Analyst
James Brehm & Associates

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John Feland (Moderator)

John Feland (Moderator)

Argus Insights
Owner and CEO

Dr. John Feland, CEO, Argus Insights, Inc.John is the award-winning founder and CEO of Argus Insights, newtype of market intelligence company, founded by tech industry veterans seekingto connect the dots between technology innovation and consumer adoption. ArgusInsights sits between traditional research firms and social analytics companiesto provide focused and actionable analysis on where consumers are taking themarket, who is winning and why. John holds an S.B. in Mechanical Engineeringfrom MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhDin Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An expert in consumerresponse to technology, John is a frequent speaker at industry trade shows andconferences.
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John Greenough (Moderator)

John Greenough (Moderator)

BI Intelligence
Senior Research Analyst

John Greenough is a Senior Research Analyst at BI Intelligence – Business Insider’s subscription research service – where he covers the Internet of Things. His reports couple insights from industry executives and primary data. His top coverage areas include the connected home, the connected car, and industrial IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, Greenough researched bank technology and market perceptions at both Corporate Insight and The Clearing House Payments Company. Greenough received a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology from Trinity College.
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Carl Ford (Moderator)

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Crossfire Media
Partner and Community Developer

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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Eugene Signorini (Moderator)

Eugene Signorini (Moderator)

Enterprise Strategy Group
Senior Analyst

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Sam Lucero (Moderator)

Sam Lucero (Moderator)

IHS Technology
Sr. Principal Analyst, M2M & the Internet of Things

Sam Lucero is a seasoned industry analyst with nearly 14 years of experience analyzing telecommunications and networking technology markets. He has spent the last ten years assessing the markets for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Sam has established leading M2M market research programs and managed international teams of industry analysts. He has authored numerous reports, forecast databases, and topical articles covering various aspects of the M2M/IoT market opportunity and has been widely quoted in news and trade journals, from the New York Times and the Economist to CNET and Wireless Week. Furthermore, Sam has moderated, presented, and judged at a number of industry events, including CTIA and Connected World. In 2014 Sam was named one of six “Augural Analysts” for M2M by Connected World Magazine.
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Marc Norman (Moderator)

Marc Norman (Moderator)

IMHO Consulting
Analyst

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Chris Celiberti (Moderator)

Chris Celiberti (Moderator)

InField Group
CEO

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Dan McDuffie (Moderator)

Dan McDuffie (Moderator)

IoT Strategies
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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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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Bill Brehm (Moderator)

Bill Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Managing Director and Chief Operations Overlord

As Managing Director and Chief Operations Overlord, Bill brings more than 20 years of operations expertise to JBA. Previously, Bill led corporate entry into the South Texas market for Palfleet, a division of the Palfinger Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Customer Service Center and Operations Manager for Terex Corporation, engineering a successful turnaround of the Utilities service business unit by increasing revenues by over 300%. Bill’s demonstrated track record in new business innovations, services, product management, and long-term strategic planning helps our clients with Big Picture solutions, enabling JBA to give full-scale consulting services. As a seasoned professional, Bill utilizes his overall understanding and skills in accounting, along with administrative and general operations, to direct JBA’s daily operations. Additionally, Bill will also lead the design and deployment of JBA’s forthcoming IoT Sentiment and Survey practice and our Relative Connectivity Index.
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Randy Field (Moderator)

Randy Field (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Director of Consulting & Chief IoT Architect

As a Sr. Consultant for JBA, Randy focuses on key client development and relations, in addition to project management and industry speaking engagements. He works closely with industry leaders throughout the IoT stack to stay current in this fast paced space, formulates strategies and brings new solutions to market.Randy is an International Business veteran trained in product development, business development, sales, marketing, and finance. And has spent the last 20 years focusing on business process automation through telematics as VP of Marketing for Teletrac, Sr. Director of Telematics for Hertz, and Sr. Manager Solutions Strategy and Development for Panasonic. This cross-training coupled with Randy’s experience as an advisor to IHS, Sprint, Rogers Communications, and IBM, enables him to help clients build ecosystems to deliver end-to-end solutions.Additionally, Randy participated in the 1991 Collier Trophy (aviation’s highest honor) as part of the Northrop Corporation Industry Team for his assistance in making the B2 stealth bomber mission-ready. He is a published author and recipient of multiple product awards. Randy received his B.S. Civil Engineering degree from Arizona State University. Continuing education includes Product Management through the University of Wisconsin—Madison and Business Finance through Wharton.
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Joyce Duely (Moderator)

Joyce Duely (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Senior Analyst

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Andy Castonguay (Moderator)

Andy Castonguay (Moderator)

Machina Research
Principal Analyst

Andy Castonguay has worked as an analyst, advisor and consultant to the mobile industry for over 15 years. With local experience in Latin America and North America, Andy has worked extensively with service providers, device manufacturers, technology vendors, and financial institutions in both mature and growth markets. Currently, Andy is a Principal Analyst at Machina Research focused on the rapidly evolving M2M ecosystems in the Americas with particular focus on mobile health solutions and the M2M devices space.Prior to joining Machina Research, Andy was a Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media with focus on mobile devices, application platforms and M2M solutions. During his tenure at the Yankee Group, Andy was Director of mobile devices research, Director of the North American consumer practice and Program Manager for the Latin American mobile services group. During his 7-year stint in Brazil, Andy also worked as a senior consultant at Telefinance, a financial services group, focused on mergers & acquisitions activity, strategic consulting, infrastructure & device financing deals and due diligence projects in the telecommunications industry. Prior to that, Castonguay headed Pyramid Research’s Brazil telecoms practice. Before his work in telecoms, Andy worked as researcher at the Health Care Advisory Board in the US focused on the US healthcare industry systems. A frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences and events, Andy is fluent in English and Portuguese.
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Isabel Chapman (Moderator)

Isabel Chapman (Moderator)

Machina Research
Analyst

Isabel has over 15 years experience in both the telecoms and IT sectors, with much time spent at the intersection of the two. Isabel has a background in strategy consulting, product development, and partner alliances at companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Motorola and Deloitte. As a management consultant, Isabel led teams that helped companies globally with commercialization, business transformation, and strategy. As a product and alliances leader, Isabel launched numerous leading edge products and services, including introducing the first 3G smartphones into EMEA, and Microsoft’s precursor to Lync to Canada and Latin America. Recently, she headed up the IOT and enterprise product management organization at a leading North American carrier where she commercialized solutions such as remote monitoring, asset tracking, security, smart grid, fleet, field service automation, and enterprise mobility management. Isabel is a government advisor on IOT. At Machina Research, Isabel s focus is Enterprise and Industrial IoT. She is also part of the North America organization.
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Godfrey Chua (Moderator)

Godfrey Chua (Moderator)

Machina Research
Principal Analyst

Godfrey brings over 15 years of experience as an analyst, strategist, business developer, and marketer. He has worked extensively with network vendors, service providers, financial institutions, government agencies and solution developers in the communications and IoT space. Currently, Godfrey is a US based Principal Analyst at Machina Research supporting the North America and Asia operations. His research examines the key aspects defining a successful strategy in M2M. He also pays particular attention to emerging business models and the ecosystems evolving in the Industrial Internet and Consumer IoT segments. Prior to joining Machina Research, Godfrey managed and helped launch the M2M and the Internet of Things program at Infonetics Research. Previous to this, Godfrey was a member of the Advanced Technologies team at Juniper Networks where he was a business development, marketing, and strategy specialist. He focused on mobile solutions, M2M, and next-generation mobile core technologies go-to-market efforts, including performing market analysis for M2M and next-gen mobile business models. Other prior roles included lead global analyst for IDC’s wireless and mobile infrastructure program. An industry thought leader, Godfrey has appeared on National Public Radio, CNN Asia, and the Business News Network, and is regularly quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Network World. He is also a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences and events. Godfrey is fluent in English and Tagalog.
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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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John Clemons (Moderator)

John Clemons (Moderator)

Marketing Committee Head at MESA.org
Marketing Committee Head at MESA.org

John Clemons is the Director of Manufacturing IT for Maverick Technologies. He is on the MESA Americas Board of Directors and is Chair of the MESA Marketing Committee. John has been working in the field of Manufacturing IT for over thirty years. He is the co-author of the book Information Technology for Manufacturing: Reducing Costs and Expanding Capabilities.
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Christian Legare (Moderator)

Christian Legare (Moderator)

Micrium
EVP/CTO

Christian is President and Chairman, IPSO Alliance, he holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. In his 22 years in the telecom industry, he was involved as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in Engineering and R&D. Christian was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Legare is presently Executive Vice-President and CTO with Micrium, home of uC/OS, the real-time kernel. He is currently in charge of the end-to-end Internet of Things strategy.
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Anupam Rastogi (moderator)

Anupam Rastogi (moderator)

Nokia Growth Partners
Principal

Anupam leads Connected Enterprise / Enterprise IoT investments at Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), a leading global growth stage venture fund with over $1B under management. Anupam is excited about the opportunities arising out of the proliferation of sensors and connected devices in the Enterprise, and advances in machine learning, augmented/virtual reality, robotics and analytics that are fostering significant changes in how enterprises operate.Anupam has over 15 years of operating, product and investing experience in the technology industry. Anupam has invested in a variety of technology sectors, including Marketplaces, Marketing Technology and Applied Big Data. Having lived and worked in the US, India and Europe, he brings global experience to NGP and NGP’s portfolio companies.Prior to NGP, Anupam spent several years in product leadership roles at Winphoria (Motorola), Verizon and Meraki (acquired by Cisco), where he helped bring multiple innovative Internet, telecom and technology products to market. Anupam has also been a management consultant to private equity, startup and operating clients on M&A, investment due diligence, and growth strategies in the TMT space. Anupam began his career as a researcher at IBM Research and AT&T Labs Research, where he helped design novel algorithms for mobile data networks and Bluetooth during their formative phases.Anupam has co-authored 6 international patents and publications in the connectivity and embedded systems domains. Anupam holds an MBA from The Wharton School, where he was a William Warne Fellow. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Computer Science from IIT Delhi and UT Austin respectively, and studied Innovation at MIT as an Advanced Study Fellow.
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Richard Brennan (Moderator)

Richard Brennan (Moderator)

oneM2M
Marketing Chair

Richard Brennan is Chair of MARCOM (the Marketing & Communications Committee) at oneM2M, the Global Partnership of standards and industry organizations creating service-layer optimizations to ensure the functionality and interoperability of M2M solutions.In the formation of oneM2M, Richard was a member of the CCSA (China Communications Standards Association) delegation to the Founder’s group, and is now a member of oneM2M through the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Alliance).Richard has over 40 years of telecommunications experience, and has spent 15 years promoting interoperability and global standards. Richard is based in Northern California, but has represented technology providers at multiple international standards development organizations, including the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), and has also consulted for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).Richard was previously with AT&T for many years, involved in network design and applications development, and was the recipient of the AT&T Presidents Award for highest achievement. He founded Telxxis LLC in 2001 to provide independent consulting services in Telecom Technologies and Strategic Business Management. With Partner resources in Europe and the US, Telxxis is developing Social Media-based applications which let users enhance organizational effectiveness.
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Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

SIGFOX US
President, North America

Allen Proithis is the President of SIGFOX North America and has an extensive background in the IoT and M2M markets, having led the development of several businesses in those spaces within the U.S. over the last five years.Early last year, Proithis led the funding and launch of wot.io, an award-winning Internet of Things startup focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by the IoT .Prior to that, he was executive vice president of InterDigital Solutions, where he was responsible for monetizing a $700 million, 10-year R&D investment by taking commercially promising technologies to the marketplace. In that role, he led the creation of Convida Wireless, an M2M joint venture with Sony, InterDigital and Stephen Capital, and until recently served as chairman.Earlier in his carrier, Proithis spent seven years at Hewlett-Packard. At HP, he ultimately led strategy & business development for their Handheld Business Unit, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives for mobile devices, software and services, including the launch of HPs first mobile app store.Proithis began his career in the consulting business in the telecom and technology industries and holds a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications from Penn State University.
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Anatoli Levine (Moderator)

Anatoli Levine (Moderator)

Spirent Communications
Director, Product Management – DTBU

Anatoli Levine is Director of Product Management for Developer Tools Business Unit (DTBU) at Spirent Communications, responsible for developing strategy and product roadmap for the new M2M and IoT segment for enabling products for developers. Anatoli is also responsible for the portfolio of enabling technology products (WebRTC, VoLTE/RCS, SIP, IMS and many others) for developers of Unified Communications solutions. Since 2006, Anatoli is the President of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) – an organization facilitating interoperable implementations of multimedia communication technologies based on the open standards.Anatoli is a frequent speaker at various IoT and IP communication industry events and conferences, covering subjects of M2M, IoT, WebRTC, VoLTE, RCS, standards and interoperability. He contributes to the Spirent and IMTC blogs.Prior to Spirent Communications, Anatoli was Director of Product Management for Radvision, an Avaya company and prior to that, he lead the technical team providing engineering services and support for Radvision Technology products.
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Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Telus
Iot Strategy

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Mahesh Patel (Moderator)

Mahesh Patel (Moderator)

US Cellular
Sr. Manager, Product Management

Patel is a IoT industry veteran of 8 years. As a Sr. Manager of Product Management for US Cellular IoT products, Mahesh Patel is responsible for driving innovation and developing an extensive IoT product portfolio and building a solid IoT business. In this role, he manages the overall IoT business, product portfolio and building an eco-system to deliver innovative customer solutions Prior to joining US Cellular in 2015, Patel held a variety of executive technical and leadership positions with industry pioneers that included Sixnet, Redlion, ADC, Motorola, T-Systems, and Lucent Technologies. In these positions, he managed large teams who worked closely with customers and product divisions to define business needs and requirements, resulting in the development of new business initiatives, revenues and markets via end-to-end customer solutions and broader market leading product portfolios. Patel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from DePaul University.
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