SPEAKERS

Peter Murray

Peter Murray

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151 Advisors

Steve Brumer

Steve Brumer
Partner

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

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin
Senior Analyst

Ryan Martin is a Senior Analyst at ABI Research. He has spent the past several years covering machine-to-machine (M2M) and emerging mobile technologies - wearable tech, connected cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything (IoE) - with Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Prior to joining 451, Martin served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Before Mobile Future Institute, he held advisory, consultative and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Martin holds degrees in Economics and Political Science, with an additional concentration in Global Studies, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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Aeris

Syed Zaeem  Hosain

Syed Zaeem Hosain
CTO

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris Communications’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. He has over thirty-five 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. He has presented numerous papers and participated on panel sessions at conferences on Machine to Machine (M2M) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and cellular technologies for M2M and IoT. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), and is on the Boards of the Mobility Development Group (MDG) and the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
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AizoOn US

Robert Dolci

Robert Dolci
President

Rob has 15 years technology leadership experience as transformational Chief Information Officer in discrete manufacturing and supply chain operations, supporting Customers in automotive, pharma, retail, and machinery after sales. Rob has a track record of change management initiatives that resulted in growing profitability and delivering enterprise bottom line results. Rob is a recognized technology executive: 3D modeling, semantic and visual search algorithms, and SAP are his forte. Rob is also a Thought Leader with GLG as senior information technology expert, advising Investment Banks and Consulting companies on the evolving technology scenarios.
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Altaworx

Forrest Derr

Forrest Derr

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Amazon

J. Michael Palermo

J. Michael Palermo
Senior Alexa Evangelist

Michael is an international speaker/trainer and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michael’s current passion is empowering developers to create voice-interactive ‘smart home’ experiences with Alexa. Michael has authored technical books for WROX and has published online courses with Microsoft, LearnKey, and Pluralsight. Prior to Amazon, Michael worked at Microsoft as a Senior Developer Evangelist sharing cutting-edge web technologies to mobile app communities. Get Michael’s latest insights by following him on twitter via @palermo4.
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ARM

Don Banks

Don Banks
Senior Principal Engineer/System Architect

Don is a Senior Principal Engineer/System Architect at ARM. His work is centered on technology and architecture for security, virtualization, and networking acceleration. He is a member of both the Architecture and Security working groups for OpenFog. Prior to joining ARM, Don was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco. There he was the architect for High Availability and In Service Software Upgrade for router and switch products. He created the first h/w virtualized router platform prototypes using [cisco] IOS. He was part of the small team in Research & Advanced Development at Cisco that defined the architecture for Fog Computing. Previous to Cisco he worked at Apple, Tandem, and Amdahl where he was engaged in the design and implementation of operating systems, including a B2-level secure OS, as well as firmware and hardware subsystems. Don has over 30 years experience in the industry and has been a contributor to many industry consortiums and standards bodies during that time. He holds 10 US patents.
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Arrow

Jeth Harbinson

Jeth Harbinson
Director, IoT Business Development

Jeth Harbinson is has over 18 years of experience in identifying, negotiating, closing and managing multi-million dollar deals. His expertise includes the ability to identify and orchestrate his team’s strengths for maximum revenue impact. As the Director, Internet of Things (IoT) at Arrow Electronics, Jeth is a member of the executive team leading consultative enterprise hardware and software solutions for the IoT division. Arrow Electronics IoT provides world class support with product/device design, gateway guidance, connectivity, cloud infrastructure, usage collection, the software platform for device activation and provisioning, analytics, billing, and integration. Responsibilities include leading all Internet of Things business development, strategy, budgeting, solution execution, and forecasting.Before Arrow Electronics Jeth was the Vice President Sales & Marketing at Cycle 30. Cycle30 is a unique billing company offering a completely cloud-based order-to-cash platform for communications and IoT. Jeth lead all sales, strategy and marketing effort including budgeting, execution, and forecasting. Responsible for leading solution sales for 25 MM+ in identified new business opportunity, growing company to $20 MM in recurring revenues in less than three years. Jeth also served at MediaFriends a technology start-up company focused on supplying converged communication services software for Telecommunications/Communications providers. Jeth holds a certification in total quality management and earned a bachelor of science degree in manufacturing engineering from Colorado State University.
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ATEK Access Technologies

Sherri McDaniel

Sherri McDaniel
President

As President of ATEK Access Technologies, Sherri is passionate about developing strong leadership teams, growing their skills and inspiring them to turn strategic initiatives into results that exceed customer expectations. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and more than 20 years of success in the high tech process instrumentation industry, Sherri knows how to harness the power of technology and teamwork. Sherri has spent that last several years helping customers connect their assets to the cloud to enable better business decisions, resulting in improved efficiencies and increased revenue. Her experience with TankScan, AssetScan and the ATEK Intelligence and Service Platforms has given her significant reach into the Internet of Things space, which is truly evolving rapidly. When she’s not focused on helping ATEK customers achieve their goals, she enjoys watching her three children challenge themselves with their various pursuits, which span everything from theatre and dance to lacrosse and snowboarding.
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Aware360

Robert Forget

Robert Forget
CTO

Robert Forget currently serves as the CTO for Aware360. In this role, Mr. Forget is key in technology research and integration reviews including both devices and software. Robert also manages technology partners and strategic sales efforts for custom solutions leveraging the Aware360 platform. Previously Mr. Forget worked for Vecima Networks Inc., in positions of increasing responsibility starting in business development and moving through the organization as Director of Sales, AVP of Product Management and finally as VP of Telematics. Robert ran his own consulting firm from 2000-2004, specializing in electronics design and systems implementation. Robert has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA and is a certified Professional Manager. Mr. Forget currently serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Institute of Management and has been active on the boards of many organizations from such diverse areas as technology associations, housing developments, politics, and not for profits.
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Axis Communications

Vince Ricco

Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program

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

Rod McLane

Rod McLane
Sr Director Product Marketing

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

Oliver Cockcroft

Oliver Cockcroft
Sr. Product Manager

Oliver Cockcroft is Ayla’s product lead for platform level features, managing the development of large scale projects the affect multiple parts of the Ayla Platform. Oliver is also responsible for developing Ayla Networks relationships with members from cloud partners such as Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit. Oliver works closely with Ayla Networks potential customers and clients to help define their connected product strategy and product development plans and then execute them on aggressive schedules.Before joining Ayla, Oliver held numerous management roles at eBay over his ten years. He most recently was Senior Product Manager and the lead for eBay’s tablet websites, working on new designs and ideas relating to browser-based touch interactions and coordinating a team encompassing design, development and testing. Earlier, he managed eBay’s global websites for mobile and was product manager for eBay on Blackberry and lead mobile product manager for the launch of the Stubhub iPhone application. Oliver holds numerous patents in mobile technology. He earned his BSc degree in computer science from the University of Hertfordshire (UK).
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B2 Group

Bob Bilbruck

Bob Bilbruck
Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Bilbruck is Founder and CEO of B2 Group, an internationally recognized strategy and consulting firm. He is responsible for developing and managing all aspects of strategy and operations within B2 Group’s organization. Bilbruck’s nearly 25-year career is rooted in strategy services, along with program development, sales and technology development, emerging technologies & business models. Bilbruck is seen as an expert in the Internet of Things, Connected Health, Wellness, Fitness & Aging, Business Modeling, Channel Structures & Venture Capital. B2 Group works with many fortune 500/1000 firms and also many well-funded startups. B2 Group has multiple divisions that specialize in different parts of business & technology and also has an extensive analyst division of the company that works frequently with VC’s and Debt Equity firms as emerging market and technology experts in regards to investments these firms make in these areas.Prior to being the founder of B2 Group, Bilbruck held positions at Brunswick Corporation, Samsung, Konica Minolta, Leviton, Advanced Digital Information Corporation, NewEgg.com, US Modular & Mobiletain.
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Bayshore Networks

Bob Lam

Bob Lam
Co-Founder, VP Corporate Development

After spending 15 years advising cybersecurity leaders (including McAfee, Symantec, ISS, SonicWALL, Entrust, etc.) and countless cybersecurity startups in strategically growing their businesses and realizing profitable exits, Bob co-founded Bayshore Networks, the leader in Industrial IoT cybersecurity in 2012. In addition to being the principal financial officer, Bob is in charge of Bayshore’s extensive strategic partnership and corporate development activities with many of the largest industrial control systems, cybersecurity and cloud service providers. Hecultivated and closed strategic partnerships with Yokogawa Electric, BAE Systems and Cisco Systems for Bayshore. Bob has been an influential voice in cybersecurity for two decades. Previously, he was the founder and managing partner of StrateSight Advisors LLC and before that, a Managing Director at JP Morgan/Bear Stearns. Bob received his MBA from the Stern Business School at New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems from Indiana University. He is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).
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BEC Technologies

Andy Germano

Andy Germano
Vice President

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

Andy Broadway

Andy Broadway

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BioTelemetry

Dan Wisniewski

Dan Wisniewski

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BrainGrid

Michael Kadonof

Michael Kadonof

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Braingrid Corp

Michael Kadanoff

Michael Kadanoff
Founder

Prior to founding Braingrid in 2012, Michael worked as a professional band hardware designer at GE Grid IQ on the premier design team for grid automation and control products. Michael received numerous accolades & awards including the GE Customer Impact award (2011). He is an avid investor and a passionate energy reform visionary.
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Bridgera

Ron Pascuzzi

Ron Pascuzzi
SVP, Sales & Marketing

Ron Pascuzzi leads sales and marketing at Bridgera, LLC in Raleigh, NC. Bridgera develops, supports, and operates custom software applications for enterprises requiring proprietary solutions. Specializing in modern web, mobile, and Big Data technology, Bridgera has developed an IoT software accelerator for enterprises needing a custom software solution that can scale rapidly without compromising capability or requiring a significant capital investment. Ron joined Bridgera after a 23-year career at PTC where he held many leadership positions in Europe and North America focusing on customer success with PTC technology. Ron holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University.
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BuildingIQ

Steve Nguyen

Steve Nguyen
Senior Director of Marketing

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

Jeff Newman

Jeff Newman
VP Corporate Business Development

As a recognized industry leader in the wireless IoT/M2M market, Jeff has over two decades of experience as an early pioneer within the M2M wireless industry. Jeff is currently the VP of Corporate Business Development for CalAmp. In his current position, Jeff works with key partners and enterprise executives in the areas of Connected Car Telematics Solutions, Industrial IoT applications & Insurance Telematics, helping companies derive new sources of revenue and improve operational efficiencies on a global basis.Prior to joining BEC Technologies, Jeff held numerous positions within the M2M/IoT value chain including Senior Vice President of Business Development for Numerex, Chief Strategy Officer and Senior Vice President of Business Development for Enfora where he was responsible for driving global business opportunities in a wide variety of IoT vertical market segments including, Security, Telematics, Home Automation, Asset Management, and Remote Monitoring. Jeff has also previously held senior management positions within Intel, Texas Instruments and T-Mobile.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 and has been successfully involved in a number of start-up companies throughout his career.
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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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Cardinal Peak

Jim Stilwell

Jim Stilwell
Director, Business Development

Jim Stilwell is Director of Business Development at Cardinal Peak, a Colorado-based engineering design services company that helps firms of all sizes bring products to market. With deep expertise in hardware, firmware, embedded software, cloud infrastructure, and mobile apps, Cardinal Peak is focused on developing IoT and audio/video products and can design the entire product or any subcomponent. Prior to joining Cardinal Peak, Jim has 20 years of experience in the semiconductor industry with Marvell Semiconductor and Intel Corporation in business development and engineering, where his focus areas were wireless, IoT and application processors. Jim holds a BS in Electrical Engineering from Syracuse University.
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Cedric Leighton Associates, LLC

Cedric Leighton

Cedric Leighton
Colonel, USAF (Ret) Chairman

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CENTRI

Grant Asplund

Grant Asplund
Vice President of Sales and Business Development

As Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Grant brings more than 30 years of leadership and experience in sales, marketing, business development, and management in enterprise software to CENTRI. Prior to CENTRI, Grant was Director of Evangelism for Blue Coat Systems, Inc. for several years and most recently was named Account Manager, where he managed several fortune 1000 accounts. Prior to that Grant was Head of Market Development and Sales for Altor Networks which was acquired by Juniper Networks. Before joining Altor Networks, he was Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Neustar. Earlier, he was president and CEO of MetaInfo and successfully sold the company to Neustar. Grant was the worldwide Senior Product Evangelist for Check Point, which he joined after the company acquired MetaInfo in 1998.
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Choctaw Telecom, LLC

John  Reardon

John Reardon
Managing Director

John Reardon serves as the Managing Director of Choctaw Telecom LLC, an operator of exclusive telecommunications licenses providing IoT solutions across the United States for transportation, energy companies, and utilities. Mr. Reardon has over 20 years of leadership experience in the telecom industry.In addition, Mr. Reardon serves on the Board of Directors of MindShare, a 930 member CEO networking group based in the Washington, DC area. Mr. Reardon also leads the Telecommunications Group of MindShare. Mr. Reardon serves as a Member of the Board of Directors of Oxford Lane Capital Corporation (Nasdaq: OXLC). Oxford Lane has a market capitalization of approximately $250 Million. Mr. Reardon also serves on the Audit Committee and Valuation Committee of the Board of Directors.Mr. Reardon received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Boston University, summa cum laude, in 1989. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School in 1993. He is active in several charities, including the Children’s Hospital Artists, Readers, and Musicians (CHARM) which he founded in 2008.
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Cholawsky & Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld
Managing Partner

Lee Gruenfeld is a Managing Partner of the Cholawsky & Gruenfeld SaaS/IoT consulting firm, and is a Principal with the TechPar Group in New York, a boutique consulting firm consisting exclusively of former C-level executives and Big Four partners. He was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Support.com, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SaaS division he created for a technology company in Las Vegas, national head of professional services for computing pioneer Tymshare, and a Partner in the management consulting practice of Deloitte in New York and Los Angeles. Lee is also the award-winning author of fourteen critically-acclaimed, best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction, and is the technology columnist for Newsmax.com.
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Cisco

Charles Byers

Charles Byers
System Architect

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

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz
VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

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

Chandra Venkatapathy

Chandra Venkatapathy
Sr. Product Manager, IoT Fog Computing

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Citrix

Chris Witeck

Chris Witeck
Principal Technology Strategist

Chris Witeck (@cwiteck) is a Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, where he works to research and cultivate new technologies that will extend the value of Citrix solutions. Before joining Citrix, Chris served as Senior Director of Product Marketing at iPass where he owned the road map and product launches for the iPass Open Mobile enterprise mobility solution. Prior to iPass, Chris was the Director of Remote Access Product Management at SonicWALL and Director of Product Marketing at Aventail.
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Coris

Marc Josephson

Marc Josephson
Co-Founder

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

David Miller

David Miller
Chief Security Officer

David directs the identity management and security framework offering at Covisint, which currently provides an identity and access management platform for the automotive, manufacturing and select other industries. David has spoken at numerous conferences across various industries and has also testified before the U.S. Senate regarding e-prescribing of controlled substances (testimony which helped shape new laws). David has been with Covisint since its inception (2000), architecting its federation solutions and implementing the first true identity network for the auto industry. A visionary in federated identity and access management (FIAM), David has help to build Covisint’s INFOSEC organization, developed policies and procedures for information security and helped design secure solutions for product offerings.
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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
VP Business Development

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

Carl Ford

Carl Ford
CEO, Director of Content

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

Said Tabet

Said Tabet

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Deloitte Digital

Andy Daecher

Andy Daecher
Principal

Andy leads Deloitte’s Internet of Things practice in Deloitte Digital focused on helping clients transform their businesses and generate value through the power of sensors, connected devices, real time data and predictive analytics. He is a senior principal in Deloitte’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications practice and has led technology enabled strategic transformations for clients in the hardware, software, semiconductor and internet segments such as Acxiom, Adobe, Agilent Technologies, Disney, Electronic Arts, Google, Intel, Intuit, Hewlett Packard, and Warner Brothers. Andy has been with Deloitte since 1992 and prior to that was an R&D engineer at AT&T Bell Laboratories.
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Digital Lumens

Kaynam Hedayat

Kaynam Hedayat
VP of Product Marketing and Marketing

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

Thiag Loganathan

Thiag Loganathan
President, Big Data Insights

Thiag Loganathan leads DMI’s Big Data Insights Division, helping organizations turn data into profit through mobility, big data and data science, with a focus of CRM and IoT. With extensive industry experience in healthcare, financial services, insurance and manufacturing, Thiag helps partners with customer intelligence, data-driven customer experience, preventive maintenance and after-market penetration. In 2006, Thiag started Kalvin Consulting Inc, a business intelligence solution provider and an SAP Partner. Before founding Kalvin, Thiag was as a Principal Consultant at Business Objects (Now SAP Business Objects), helping clients with BI strategy and delivering BI solutions. He has been a consultant at Fifth Third Bank, LexisNexis and Infosys.Thiag was named the Executive of the Year for 2011 by the Ohio North East Chamber of Commerce, for his long-term commitment to bettering the community and his vision for helping businesses succeed.Thiag holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Madras University in India and has 20 years of experience in providing information technology solutions and services to solve business problems and create better customer experiences.\
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Drake Star Partners

James Turino

James Turino
Managing Partner

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

Ian Skerrett

Ian Skerrett
VP of Marketing and Ecosystem

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

Sandy Carielli

Sandy Carielli
Director, Security Technologies

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Eurotech

Jason Walton

Jason Walton
Director, IoT Solutions & Services

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

David Woodard

David Woodard
Software Developer

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

Neal Calanni

Neal Calanni
VP of Marketing

Neal Calanni serves as Vice President of Marketing, leading marketing efforts for Eurotech’s IoT and embedded computing solutions and services in North America. In this role, he fosters Eurotech’s channel development and co-marketing efforts with key IoT ecosystem partners. Neal brings to Eurotech a proven track record in marketing, product management, and business development disciplines for a diverse range of technology companies including Ericsson, PCTEL RF Solutions, UltraDNS/Neustar, and American Mobile, and has also served as a marketing consultantfor early stage tech companies in the financial services and information technology sector. Mr. Calanni earned a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Stevens Institute of Technology and an MBA degree in Marketing from Bentley Graduate School of Business.
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Eurotech, inc

Franco Potepan

Franco Potepan
Director of Product Management, IoT Solutions

Franco Potepan is Director of Product Management at Eurotech, where he develops long-term relationships with strategic partners, and merges customers’ needs with the evolution of Eurotech’s products. He focuses on the implementation of secure, reliable and scalable solutions that connect the physical world to the enterprise, and are based on an open-source ecosystem. Franco began his career in research, designing controls systems for synchrotrons at Elettra (Italy) and CERN (Switzerland), and then specializing in implementing service-based enterprise solutions (IBM), productizing frameworks to manage large-scale virtualized environments (DynamicOps, now VMware) and bringing new technologies to market (Esteco).
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EVRYTHING

Curt Schacker

Curt Schacker
Senior VP, Connected Products

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

Yukon Palmer

Yukon Palmer
CEO

Yukon is the founder & Chief Service Promoter of FieldLogix, a rich IoT platform that offers extensive GPS fleet management services along with mobile workforce dispatching capabilities. The solution is in use by companies such as Coca Cola and Trane.Yukon started FieldLogix based on a business written in his MBA program in 2001. The company has emerged from a reseller of various fleet management products to the developer of the FieldLogix platform. The company has been recognized as one of the fastest growing private companies by the San Diego Business Journal. FieldLogix was also the winner of the TechAmerica High Tech Awards for Outstanding Emerging Growth Company and was been recognized as one of the most Admired San Diego Companies by SD Metro magazine. Yukon regularly participates in M2M / IoT industry events and as served as a speaker, author, and consultant. He has a MBA from San Diego State University and was recognized as one of the “Top Influentials” and “40 under 40” by the San Diego Metro Magazine.
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Flex

Bret Martin

Bret Martin
Sr. Director, Business Development

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Florida Atlantic University

Jason Hallstrom

Jason Hallstrom
Director, I-SENSE

Dr. Hallstrom serves as Director of Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), which coordinates FAU’s activities in Sensing and Smart Systems. He holds a B.S. in Systems Analysis, an M.A in Economics, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science. His expertise is in the design, deployment, and management of wireless sensing infrastructure, with an emphasis on sensor platform design. His work is currently supported through the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and NOAA (via subcontract from Coastal Carolina University) and was previously supported through the NSF, EPA, USDA, NASA, and other entities.
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FogHorn

Yuta Endo

Yuta Endo
VP/GM, APAC Opersations, Product Marketing

Yuta heads APAC Operation and Product Marketing at FogHorn Systems and is one of the original members of the FogHorn team. He has a deep understanding of Industrial IoT and Fog Computing across many different industrial and commercial verticals and is an experienced business development manager who established many key relationships with global industrial companies. Prior to joining FogHorn, Yuta worked at Cisco Systems where he bootstrapped the new IoT Division by leading product management and strategic industrial partner relationships to drive the company’s industrial IoT vision, strategy, and execution from 2011-2014. Before he co-founded the IoT Division, Yuta served as Senior Manager of Product Management responsible for Cisco’s core enterprise portfolio.
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GE Digital

Patrick Franklin

Patrick Franklin
VP & General Manager, Applications

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GENBAND

Natasha Tamaskar

Natasha Tamaskar
VP, Head of Cloud & Mobile Strategy & Ecosystem

Dr. Natasha Tamaskar brings over 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in cloud, mobile, WebRTC and security solutions. In Dr. Tamaskar’s current role at GENBAND as Vice President and Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy and Ecosystem, she is responsible for the strategic direction of GENBAND’s Cloud and Mobile solutions and ecosystem partnerships. Natasha is also responsible for evangelizing GENBAND’s solutions within the industry. Prior to her current position, Dr. Tamaskar was GENBAND’s VP of Strategic Solutions and Product Marketing. Prior to GENBAND, Dr. Tamaskar held various senior leadership positions in Product Management, Product Development, Solutions Marketing and Technology for NextPoint Networks, Reef Point and Nortel. Dr. Tamaskar holds a Ph.D. in Computational Physics from the Liquid Crystal Institute at Kent State 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

Jordan Guter

Jordan Guter
Solutions Engineering Manager

Jordan Guter, B.Eng (Electrical and Management), P.Eng, is a core member of the solutions engineering team at Geotab. Since joining the company in 2011, Jordan has focused on optimizing the technical capabilities and business applications of the Geotab telematics solution. He works closely with major enterprise fleets, OEMs, and Tier 1 part providers for vehicles and trucks. Jordan is a member of many engineering groups, including the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) and the International Organization for Standardization, and is also a member of a number of committees such as the Association for Standardization of Automation and Measuring Systems, SAE, and American Trucking Associations.
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Get Wireless

Terra Bastolich

Terra Bastolich
VP of North America

Terra is a true advocate for M2M/IOT technology; she has spent over 16 years of her career focused in the connectivity space; working directly with major OEM’s, tier one operators and distributors. She has held strategic leadership roles in both Sales and Marketing for key hardware providers in IOT. Terra joined the Executive team as Vice President of Marketing at GetWireless in 2016; an award-winning Value-Added Distributor of cutting-edge IOT Connectivity Solutions (MN FAST 50 and INC 5000). Terra is an industry veteran and has been recognized by numerous industry publications for her thought leadership in the wireless industry; including Connected World Magazines Women of M2M and “IOT Now Magazine”.
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GetWireless

Scott Davis

Scott Davis
EVP, Sales & Strategy

Scott Davis is a senior executive specializing in global sales within the cellular M2M and IoT solutions space. A disciplined and collaborative leader, he holds a proven record of success driving profitable and competitive growth. Scott excels by creating successful global go-to-market strategies, building high-performing sales organizations and channels, and establishing cultures of excellence. Scott joined the Executive team as Executive Vice President of Sales and Strategy at GetWireless in 2017; an award-winning Value-Added Distributor of cutting-edge IOT Connectivity Solutions (MN FAST 50 and INC 5000). His ability to translate “the voice of the customer” into deliverable solutions is a critical component of the strength of the GetWireless ales team.
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Globecomm

Bryan McGuirk

Bryan McGuirk
Satellite Media Executive

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Globecomm Systems

Paul Scardino

Paul Scardino
Senior VP, Sales Operations/Engineering and Marketing

As an integral part of the Globecomm Executive team, PAUL SCARDINO is responsible for Globecomm’s Corporate Sales Operations, Engineering and Marketing. He is responsible for the overall recruitment, leadership and development of the sales and marketing personnel including the global sales executives, corporate technical subject matter experts and the marketing team. He oversees the sales, marketing and strategic direction of Globecomm’s new and emerging products and services. He also assists in M&A targeting/analysis and their integration into the corporation, the redesign of the organizational structure and corporate staffing, and the design, development, evaluation, implementation and improvement of corporate goals, policies, processes and structure. He is integral to the corporation’s short and long term product & financial plans including strategy, budget and forecast development. He has been involved in the telecommunications field since 1988 and has been a key to Globecomm’s success since February 1997.
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Gogo Business Aviation

Lisa Peterson

Lisa Peterson
Vice President of Marketing and Connected Aircraft

Lisa Peterson is a strategic marketing executive with a deep focus on data driven marketing and working with organizations to build sustainable businesses around the Internet of Things (IoT). She concentrates on how to deliver measurable results on all activities to elevate brands and drive sales.Prior to joining Gogo Business Aviation, she was the VP of Global Marketing for Arrow Electronics where she built the strategic marketing function and digital marketing groups, overseeing global creative services, events, digital marketing, social media, marketing operations and web development.With a strong focus on building strategic marketing organizations, she has built and led global marketing teams for several other companies ranging in size from large scale global organizations to smaller, mid-size corporations. Typically helping teams evolve from traditional marketing to rich data-driven organizations hinged in customer insights. She was also a consultant with McKinsey & Company for nearly a decade in the strategy and marketing practices. Shes been a featured speaker and guest lecturer on IoT business development and sustainability nationally.Lisa is a graduate of the University of Colorado and holds a B.S. in Finance, Marketing and International Business. She also earned an MBA from Harvard Business School. She currently resides in Denver, Colorado and enjoys playing soccer, traveling and brewing beer.
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GVA Capital

Pavel Cherkashin

Pavel Cherkashin
Owner

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HARMAN Connect Services

Oren Betzaleli

Oren Betzaleli
GM, Software Platforms

As General Manager of Software Platforms, Oren Betzaleli is responsible the overall management of the Software Platforms product group and the marketing activities for HARMAN Connected Services. He brings to HARMAN Connected Services more than 25 years of experience in software development, product management, marketing and strategy. He has extensive experience in creating and executing successful product and marketing strategies for complex, mission-critical enterprise offerings as well as project management for some of the worlds most demanding customers. Previously, he held executive positions at Redbend, Retalix, NCR and Amdocs. He started his career in a software development unit of the Israeli Defense Force, where he held several software development and management roles during his eight years of service. He has lived in Israel, Europe and the United States bringing global experience to the role.
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HARMAN Connected Services

Andrew Till

Andrew Till
Vice President, Technology, Partnerships & New Solutions

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

Wael Diab

Wael Diab
Business & Technology Strategist

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IBM

Brian Dalgetty

Brian Dalgetty
IoT Industry Solutions Offering Leader

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IBM Cognitive Solutions

Calvin Lawrence

Calvin Lawrence
Distinguished Engineer, North American Analytics

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

Ron Felice

Ron Felice
Automotive Industry Architect

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

Chris Drake

Chris Drake
Chief Technology Officer

Chris Drake, Chief Technology Officer at iconectiv, is responsible for internal and external technology initiatives at iconectiv including emerging opportunities in mobile content, CyberSecurity, mobile identity, virtualization and M2M/IoT. ). As the authoritative partner of the communications industry for more than 30 years, iconectiv’s market-leading solutions enable the interconnection of networks, devices, and applications for more than one billion people every day. A US-based company, Telcordia Technologies, Inc., doing business as iconectiv, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Ericsson.Drake began his career at Bell Northern Research and has over 25 years in the Telecommunications industry. Prior to iconectiv, Chris held executive positions at Aricent Group, Neustar, Sonus Networks, Telcordia Technologies and Advanced Switching Communications.Drake also serves as an advisor to a number of technology startups and the Canadian Consulate Tech Accelerator @ NYC. Drake is also on the board and executive committee of the Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions (ATIS) and has served on the Industrial Advisory Board for the Security and Software Engineering Research Center (S2ERC IAB) through Georgetown University and the National Science Foundation.Drake holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from the University of Ottawa.
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iDevices

Warren Katz

Warren Katz
CMO, VP Business Development

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

Christopher Fine

Christopher Fine
Independent Advisor

Chris Fine is an independent advisor and consultant, specializing in strategy, technology, innovation, and business consulting for companies, investors, and industry organizations. Chris’s background includes 29 years of engineering, IT, and financial work for a leading global investment bank. Some of his areas of technology and business expertise include corporate finance, enterprise technology, AI, cyber and physical security systems, communication and collaboration systems, end user technology, and Internet of Things.Chris’s speaking background includes industry conferences, client meetings, Equity Research and Investment Banking gatherings, and internal corporate groups. He is the author or co-author of multiple industry studies, White Papers, and other publications.Chris holds a B.Sc degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and an MBA in Finance.
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InField Group

Christopher Celiberti

Christopher Celiberti
Vice President

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

Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna
Senior Principal

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

John Horn

John Horn
CEO

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

Rob Swanson

Rob Swanson
Principal Engineer, IoT Group

Rob Swanson chairs the Technical Committee and Architecture Framework Working Group of the OpenFog Consortium. He is a Principal Engineer at Intel’s Internet of Things Group. Rob leads Intel’s system architecture efforts for Fog computing. He has over 15 years of experience in system and platform design which include security, embedded and high performance computing. Rob received his B.A. in Mathematics and B.S. in Computer Science from Pacific Lutheran University. He holds 44 US patents.
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Intel

Kevin Davenport

Kevin Davenport
Director, Industrial Internet of Things Group

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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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Ispirata

Dario Freddi

Dario Freddi

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James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm

James Brehm
Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist

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

Keith Tamboer

Keith Tamboer
Vice President of Business Intelligence

Keith is a market research and business operations professional with extensive telecommunications experience. Keith focuses on studying companies, markets, and trends within IoT and quantifying business opportunities by translating complex data into meaningful and actionable insight. He also leads James Brehm & Associates’ survey practice that gathers qualitative insight from companies across the IoT ecosystem regarding attitudes, priorities, and preferences. Prior to joining James Brehm & Associates, Keith was Director of Market Research at AT&T responsible for market forecasting and competitive intelligence for business mobility and IoT. He also was Director of Marketing for Dun & Bradstreet’s telecommunications and cable vertical supporting the largest U.S. communications service providers. Keith has a B.A. in economics from Bucknell University.
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Jooycar

Nathan Lustig

Nathan Lustig
Director

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

Alex Brisbourne

Alex Brisbourne
CEO

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

Felix Lluberes

Felix Lluberes
EVP, Advanced Applications

Felix founded Position Logic and is the company’s Applications Architect. Felix has over 20 years of experience in the software development industry, with positions as senior engineer for Books Are Fun, software developer consultant for Security Benefit Group, senior professional service consultant and architect for MediaBrains Inc., and Cygnus Track architect, product manager, and sales manager. He has extensive knowledge and experience with full life cycle multi-user client/server development, full life cycle e-commerce/intranet development, relational database design and implementation, and architecting and building scalable reusable frameworks. Felix has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Computer Science and is a Microsoft Certified Professional and Microsoft Certified Solution Developer.
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KORE

Mike Coffey

Mike Coffey
COO

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Libelium

Alex Mateo

Alex Mateo
Sales & Operations Planning / Industry Manager Smart Cities

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

Jessica Sweeney

Jessica Sweeney
Senior Director of Market and Product Strategy

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

Sam Kanakamedala

Sam Kanakamedala
Director of Product Management and Market Development

Sam Kanakamedala is the director of product management and Market Development at LILEE Systems. LILEE Systems provides end-to-end connectivity and IOT solutions targetedat the transportation sector. This business provides modular IoT/M2M gateways, software and services enabling productivity for a range of markets.Prior to LILEE Systems, Sam held various product development and management positions at Packet Design and Cisco Systems. He specialized in driving the product direction for highly-evolving technologies such as SDN and Cloud based management. Sam holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from IIT-Varanasi, Master of Computer Science from University of Pittsburgh and an MBA from University of California, Haas School of Business.
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Litmus Automation

Vatsal Shah

Vatsal Shah
CEO & Founder

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

Tina Meyers

Tina Meyers

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Lunera Lighting Inc.

Don  Barnetson

Don Barnetson
CTO

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

Andy Castonguay

Andy Castonguay
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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MachNation

Dima Tokar

Dima Tokar
CTO & Head Analyst

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

Gary Davis

Gary Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice. He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. He has presented at high profile conferences and events including CES, Mobile World Congress, and CTIA Super Mobility. Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and more. During his 11+ years at Intel Security, 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. Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 20 years in technology companies. Gary served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
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Mera Software Services

Vladimir Beloborodov

Vladimir Beloborodov
Senior Solutions Manager

Vladimir Beloborodov is Senior Solutions Manager at Mera Software Services, Inc. He is leading local and remote teams of technical experts responsible for Unified Communications and Telecom, mobile and desktop apps, IoT, and other technical domains. Vladimir joined Mera in 1998, and since then was working as sustain engineer, senior designer, project manager, technology prime, and CTO. He has rich experience and knowledge in the UC / Telecom area. In the last five years, Vladimir is an often invited speaker at major international events, covering topics related to WebRTC, mobile technologies, and IoT. His professional interests and passion also include such areas as user experience and accessibility of software, engineering of hybrid cross-platform applications, wearables. Vladimir graduated from the State Technical University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and he holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer and Information Sciences.
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Microsoft

Mark R. Beckmann

Mark R. Beckmann
Senior Manager, Manufacturing Industries

As the Senior Manager, Manufacturing Industries, Mark works with Microsoft’s global manufacturing clients to help them innovate, improve their performance, develop new services, and grow their business. His work with leading manufacturers focuses on innovation and PLM, manufacturing execution and operations intelligence, supply chain, sales and dealer management systems. He also shares Microsoft perspectives on manufacturing and technology strategies on Internet of Things (IoT) and big data to help manufacturers address their strategic imperatives.He is Microsoft’s liaison to the Digital Manufacturing Design and Innovation Institute (www.dmdii.org) where he manages Microsoft’s participation in projects and research with manufacturers. He is a frequent speaker on topics ranging from Industry 4.0, Industrial Internet of Things and Connected Manufacturing Enterprise.He has worked in the Information Technology field for 32 years and the last 9 years at Microsoft. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree, Education from the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign, Illinois.
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Mobelisk Technology

Dennis Hamann

Dennis Hamann
CEO

Dennis has a career spanning over 25 years as a senior executive in organizations ranging from embryonic startups to Fortune 100 companies and in geographies spanning from North America to Europe and Asia/Australasia. He began his career as a mechanical engineer and transitioned to marketing/business development/general management following his completion of graduate studies at Northwestern University. After spending an initial 14 years at Hewlett Packard and rising to become the youngest Worldwide Marketing Manager in the company at the time, he was recruited to lead initial internet photography endeavors at Kodak. He then transitioned from a career of “intrapreneurship” to pure entrepreneurship in successfully leading various facets of new startups primarily in wireless technologies and rich content. Most notably, he was a key leader in the early days of multimedia messaging with LightSurf (ultimately acquired by VeriSign). In his current position as CEO of Mobelisk he continues to build on his rich experiences in the areas of wireless mobility, digital content, enterprise solutions, and IoT technologies.
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Mobilocity, LLC

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.

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

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is the Principal Analyst with Mobilocity LLC. He is a nationally recognized industry authority who focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Dr. Purdy is an ‘edge of network’ analyst looking at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications, and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld. Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well. He spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted, and recommended investments in emerging companies in the mobile and wireless industry. He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets. Dr. Purdy advises young companies who are preparing to raise venture capital. Dr. Purdy has been a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) that produces CES, one of the largest trade shows in the world. He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSM Mobile World Congress. Prior to founding Mobilocity, Dr. Purdy was Principal Analyst, Mobile & Wireless at AOTMP and prior to that Chief Mobility Analyst with Compass Intelligence. Prior to Mobilocity, Dr. Purdy owned and operated MobileTrax, LLC and enjoyed successful stints at Frost & Sullivan, Dataquest (a Division of Gartner) among other companies. Dr. Purdy resides in Wellington, Florida with his wife.EducationB.S., Engineering Physics, University of Tennessee (Dec. 1965)M.S., Computer Science, UCLA (June 1968)Ph.D., Computer Science and Exercise Physiology, Stanford University (June 1972)
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Multi-Tech Systems, Inc.

Daniel Quant

Daniel Quant
VP of Product Management & Strategic Marketing

Daniel Quant is Vice-President of Product Management & Strategic Marketing at Multi-Tech Systems, Inc., where he oversees product and go-to-market planning for an award-winning portfolio of IoT/M2M wireless communication platforms leveraging cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, LoRa™ and GNSS technologies. Daniel has more than 25 years of wireless and telecom experience, including twenty leading global product teams. He joined MultiTech from Telit Wireless Solutions, where he managed the industry’s broadest range of embedded communications devices as VP of Global Product Management.
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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 20 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 M2M Data to Caterpillar, 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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MyDevices

Kevin Bromber

Kevin Bromber
CEO

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

Tom Snyder

Tom Snyder
Executive Director

Tom is Executive Director of NC RIoT, a non-profit supporting Internet of Things and disruptive technology industry growth. He is co-instructor in Product Innovation Lab, a Forbes award winning multi-disciplinary course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NC State.Prior to joining RIoT, Tom held an executive leadership role at the ASSIST Center, a National Science Foundation sponsored effort to create wearable electronics for healthcare monitoring. Previously, he spent two decades in product development and technology incubation in NC.He’s passionate about creating and fostering collaborations across disciplines, markets and cultures. He enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, boardgames, big crowds, craft beer and ideas that are just crazy enough to work.
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New Boundary Technologies

Kim Pearson

Kim Pearson
CEO

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

NFC Forum

Paula Hunter

Paula Hunter
Executive Director

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

Atul Arya

Atul Arya
VP Global Engineering

Astute business leader with Technology focus and passion to create successful teams. Specialize in new product development at extreme speed with a proven track record of meeting or beating Go To Market timeline targets. International multi-site management skills along with wide variety of Technology know how.
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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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Nimbelink

Brandon Hart

Brandon Hart
Dir, Technical Business Development

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

Kurt Larson

Kurt Larson
CTO

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Numerex

Sridhar Ramachandran

Sridhar Ramachandran
CTO

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

Numerex

Kelly Gay

Kelly Gay
Chief Operating Officer

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

Numerex

Wayne Stargardt

Wayne Stargardt
Senior VP, Operations

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

Shu Gan

Shu Gan
CMO

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

Karl Weaver

Karl Weaver
OEM Biz Dev Director

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

Dr. Richard Soley

Dr. Richard Soley
Chairman

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

Octo Telematics North America

Nino Tarantino

Nino Tarantino
CEO

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

Alan Williamson

Alan Williamson
CTO

Alan Williamson supports ParkerGale portfolio company operations. One of his current roles is CTO of OnePlus. Prior to joining ParkerGale, Alan served as CTO at Royall & Company where he was responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of all systems to support the needs and requirements of clients. With a deep background in high-volume server processing, Alan was the first U.K. Java Champion, a program by Oracle/Sun to recognize the Top 100 people who have contributed the most to Java. Alan graduated from the University of Paisley in Scotland with a Hons BSc. degree in Computer Science with Digital Control.
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OnePlus Systems

Jay Alter

Jay Alter
CFO

Jay Alter joined OnePlus as CFO when OnePlus was purchased in 2015 by the Chicago based private equity firm ParkerGale Capital. He received his MBA from the Booth Graduate School of Business and his BA from Stanford University.
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OnProcess Technology

Dan Gettens

Dan Gettens
Chief Analytics Officer

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

Arthur Lozinski

Arthur Lozinski
CEO

Arthur is the founder and CEO of Oomnitza. Oomnitza helps companies keep track of and optimize all the machines that power their business. From IT equipment to IoT sensors, Oomnitza is working with enterprise customers worldwide to optimize Thing Management.Arthur founded Oomnitza in 2012, and under Arthur’s leadership, the company has achieved impressive milestones including signing hundreds of enterprise customers and building a world-class IT / IoT management platform.Before Oomnitza, Arthur spent time working at SAP and studied international business in Switzerland. He speaks German and Russian fluently.
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Orbcomm

Ilian Papasov

Ilian Papasov
Director, OEM & Network Channel Sales, North America

Ilian Papasov brings 15 years of experience to ORBCOMM as Director of North American OEM and Network Channel Sales. Responsible for relationship management with major mobile network operators, OEM and system integrator partners to expand market reach, delivery of technology and competitive differentiators, Ilian architected ORBCOMM’s MNO partner program that develops partnerships with cellular carriers in the transportation solution space. With a degree in business administration from Hult International Business School in London, UK, Ilian has formerly held positions with T-Mobile’s B2B, VAR and IoT channels and has managed direct and indirect distribution.
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Pivotal Software, Inc.

Mark Heckler

Mark Heckler
Principal Technologist/Developer Advocate

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

Lawrence Karisny

Lawrence Karisny
Director

Mr. Karisny is well known in both the public and private sector as a technology innovator, skilled project manager and renowned expert in real-time cybersecurity detection and prevention. A frequent contributor to Government Technology Magazine’s Digital Communities, Infosec Island and PenTest Magazine, he has also been a sought-after speaker at industry summits and conferences, including the Smart Grid Security Virtual Summit and the Smart Grid Summit. He has consulted with a wide variety of enterprise and government clients seeking his assistance in maximizing the integrity and effectiveness of communications in complex and challenging environments, and has received numerous awards for sales, engineering and application design. He is widely recognized as a leading forensic cybersecurity expert with excellent Information Governance and Risk management skill sets. .Equally adept at meeting engineering or business development challenges, Mr. Karisny’s 20 years of experience has included network communication and integration work with companies such as Qwest Communications, WorldCom, Sprint and Microtel Corporation. He is currently an independent principal, advisor and consultant to select cyber security companies and research institutions. As Director of ProjectSafety, he has pioneered high-end IPS and IDS security approaches such as mobile intelligent network edge encryption security cloaking, insuring the safety of wireless smart grid, public safety, municipal wireless and various campus and enterprise applications. He has research and supported real-time IDS technologies in both data analytics and non-algorithmic pattern anomaly detection. Current focus is the use of a patented anomaly detection methodology used to secure real-time workflow process events in enterprise, cloud and IoT applications.
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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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Reality Analytics

Julide Oztap

Julide Oztap

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Relayr

Rick Caylor

Rick Caylor
Director, Channel Sales & Strategy NA

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RevX Systems, Corp.

John D'Angelo

John D'Angelo
CEO

John D’Angelo is the Founder and CEO of RevX Systems, a provider of Billing and Revenue Management Solutions to the M2M and Internet of Things market. Hes worked with early stage technology companies and as the CFO for a number of Wall Street and Commercial Banking organizations. At RevX Systems he works closely with clients to deliver, manage, and monetize their service offerings.
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Risk Band/Whearable Technologies

Jim Van Law

Jim Van Law
CEO

Jim Van Law is a visionary entrepreneur and a respected business executive who brings more than 35 years of experience in local, regional, national and global finance and business building to Whereable Technologies. A father of three daughters who has traveled extensively throughout his illustrious career, Jim believed in the value of an untethered personal safety device from the minute the concept entered his thought process. Recognizing that smartphones and their ‘safety apps’ were simply not capable of providing the functionality and effectiveness needed in today’s changing world, Jim quickly assembled a world class design, development, security and production team to ensure that RiskBand would meet and exceed the needs of diverse groups of people concerned with finding themselves alone in situations where their safety, or even their lives, were at stake.Jim has spent the last decade helping launch companies in various disciplines as well as assisting mature businesses re-establish themselves in the marketplace. An active community volunteer who comes from a family of high-profile public servants, Jim has found Whereable Technologies to be the most satisfying chapter in his storied business career.
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SAP

Andrew Leblanc

Andrew Leblanc
Chief Support Architect, IoT & Big Data Analytics

Mr. LeBlanc is a Chief Architect at SAP, who developed the SAP IoT Discovery Service. He is responsible for developing IoT and Big Data transformations for SAP’s largest Premium Engagement customers, across a range of industries, such as High Tech, Automotive, Industrial Machinery, Aerospace, Public Sector, and Consumer Products. The transformations include a practical approach, starting with business value and covering the design and roadmap through the business, solution, and data architecture. Prior to joining SAP, he held leadership roles in Consulting, Strategy, Operations Management, Design and Engineering. He is a frequent speaker on IoT, Big Data, and Enterprise Architecture topics. He is based in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.
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Schneider Electric

Arthur Silva

Arthur Silva
VP of Segment & IoT Marketing Strategy

Arthur Silva is the Vice President of Segment & IoT Marketing Strategy within Schneider Electric’s Global Solutions Business, the group responsible for Software as a Service, Consulting Services, Industrial Software, Field Services, and IoT-enabled solutions for strategic global customers in key industry vertical segments such as Water Waste-water, Mining, Food and Beverage, Oil and Gas, Cloud Service Providers and Smart Cities. Arthur has spent 20 years in marketing leadership positions in Data Center, Energy, Industrial, and Technology markets for Fortune 100 companies. Arthur relies on his passion for collaborative problem-solving, creative thinking, innovation, and collective leadership. He pushes himself and his team to deeply understanding customer challenges and to share in his fascination with the application of information and industrial technology to solve those challenges. Finally, Arthur has spent several years focused in the area of IoT (Internet of Things), examining the transformative impact that the acceleration of connected things is having, in particular in the industrial world. Arthur holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology and Management, and has received executive leadership training and certification from the Center for Creative Leadership and UNC Keenan Flagler Business School.
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Schneider Electric

John Tuccillo

John Tuccillo
SVP

John Tuccillo is the Senior Vice President of Global Industry and Government Affairs for Schneider Electric, Rueil Malmaison, France. In this capacity John oversees Schneider Electric’s relationships with governments, technical standards bodies and industry organizations worldwide. Mr. Tuccillo also serves as Chairman of the Industrial Internet Consortium (www.iiconsortium.org ) Steering Committee, the global open organization with more than 250 member companies, spanning 30 countries, formed to accelerate the development, adoption and enablement of IIoT.As founding President and Chairman of Board, John also serves as Chairman Emeritus of The Green Grid (www.thegreengrid.org), a global industry organization of more than 200 member companies dedicated to improving resource efficiency within and by Information and Communications Technology (ICT). John also serves on the Board of Directors for the Information Technology Industry Council (www.itic.org), one of the ICT industry’s most effective global industry advocacy organizations based in Washington D.C.Along with his counterpart from the U.S. Department of Energy, John also served as U.S. National Co-chairman of ANSI’s (www.ansi.org) Energy Efficiency Standards Collaborative Council.John has more than 30 years’ experience as a global business leader within ICT and Industry working within the hardware, software, components and services categories.
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Scriptr

Rabih Nassar

Rabih Nassar
Founder & CEO

Rabih is the founder and CEO of Scriptr.io, an enterprise platform that simplifies IoT product interoperability and allows enterprises to bring solutions to market faster and more reliably. In 2008 he founded Apstrata, a cloud platform that helps Mobile Network Operators benefit from the mobile developer economy. In 2006, Rabih served as SVP of Engineering for Vidavee, a cloud B2B video on-demand startup acquired by Vignette (VIGN/OTEX). In 2003 he co-founded ElementN, the holding group behind Scriptr. In 2000 he co-founded Super11.net which became one of the largest Latin American ISPs, Application Service Providers and portals. Rabih earned a B.S. in Telecommunications from the St. Joseph University and an MBA from the École Supérieure des Affaires in Beirut and the École Supérieure de Commerce de Paris.
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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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Senet

Will Yapp

Will Yapp
Vice President, Business Development

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Sequans Communications

Craig Miller

Craig Miller
Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Craig Miller is responsible for driving Sequans’ global product and corporate marketing strategies. He is a technology industry veteran with an excellent track record in product management, marketing, strategic planning and business development over the course of his twenty-plus year career. He has successfully championed numerous silicon, system and software products targeting the wireless, computing, consumer electronics, and networking market segments. Prior to joining Sequans, Craig was vice president of product management and marketing at NextWave Wireless, where he was responsible for strategic marketing, product planning, product management, applications engineering and marketing communications for a portfolio of WiMAX and LTE chipsets. Prior to NextWave, he held numerous positions in product marketing, strategy, business development and product engineering at Intel Corporation and was director of marketing for the Wireless Networking Group, where he championed the first of several generations of wireless LAN silicon and modules at the core of Intel’s Centrino mobile technology platform.
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Sierra Wireless

Angel Mercedes

Angel Mercedes
Manager, Services Sales AirVantage IoT Platform

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 19 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, AirVantage IoT 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 (HITEC) 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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Sierra Wireless

Armen Tsouroukidissian

Armen Tsouroukidissian
Director, Technical Sales

Armen Tsouroukdissian has served as Technical Sales Director of Sierra Wireless, Inc. since 2012. Armen joined Sierra Wireless in 2000 as a Field Systems Engineer in a Pre-Sales role. He has served the Sales Team removing technical barriers, creating wireless solutions throughout his career; today he leads the FSE group world wide for the Enterprise Solutions Business Unit. Armen holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Michael’s College and lives in Coconut Creek, Florida.
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Sprint

Patricia Watkins

Patricia Watkins
Director, Global Client Management & Bus Dev, Sprint IoT

Pat Watkins is Director of Sprint Velocity Global Client Management & Business Development for Sprint. She is responsible for account management and business development for Sprint Velocity, including oversight of cross-functional Sprint teams to deliver on OEM customer expectations, from contract award to implementation. She works with the customer and Sprint marketing team to formulate plans and ensure business model targets are met and exceeded. Pat also serves as liaison to the Sprint senior executive team, providing automotive expertise to help drive strategic direction. Prior to her current position, Pat served as Client Executive supervising major enterprise accounts for Sprint from 2010 to 2012, and National Account Manager from 2005 to 2010. Before joining Sprint, she owned her own business and held sales positions with the Merck, Sharp and Dohme pharmaceutical company. Pat holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Michigan State University.
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Sprint

Scott Smeltzer

Scott Smeltzer
Head of M2M/IoT Product Management

Scott is currently head of Sprint’s M2M/IoT Product Management/Product Operations teams with the main concentration in fleet, asset and trailer management solutions, as well as a focus in the retail market and usage-based insurance solutions. He has over twenty-four years of telecommunications experience with Sprint in Machine-to-Machine / Internet of Things, Sales/Sales Operations, Network Services, Product Management, Information Technology and the Government Systems Division. Scott holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Baker University. He and his family reside in Overland Park, KS.
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Sprint, IoT Solutions Group

Kaila Schmidt

Kaila Schmidt
Group Manager, IoT Marketing & Smart City

Kaila Schmidt is a Senior Manager with Sprint, leading business acquisition marketing activities for the Internet of Things. She has more than 20 years of industry experience launching new products and services, wireless devices and telecommunication networks. In May 2016, Kaila’s team collaborated with Cisco and the City of Kansas City, Missouri to launch the most comprehensive connected city in the United States. The Kansas City Missouri Smart City initiative included implementing a communications network, wireless sensor technology and intelligent data management, allowing the city to become more dynamic and efficient.
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Stellium Inc.

Randeep Nambiar

Randeep Nambiar
Co-Founder & COO

Randeep Nambiar is the co-founder and COO of Stellium Inc. – a leading Manufacturing and Supply Chain Solution provider using cutting edge technologies like IoT. In an endeavour to transform the supply chain into a competitive advantage for the customers, he co-founded Stellium Inc. which now counts many Fortune 500 companies as its clients.Randeep has over 16 years of experience in Thought and Practice Leadership with experience leading in the Big 5 consulting companies and Global service providers. He has served cross-industries and has pioneered strategic partnerships in the areas of co-innovation, consulting services and solution management services. He has extensively worked with various global industry bodies like WERC, Supply Chain Council etc., to develop, extend and refine Industry standards. He has led several global rollouts of SAP solutions and developed intellectual property that are person independent and reusable. His deep insights combined with hands on experience helped multi-national corporations realize 10X value.
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Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

Craig Copland

Craig Copland
Digital Catalyst Senior VP

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

John Canosa

John Canosa
CEO

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Taoglas

Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson
VP Engineering

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

Karthikeyan Natarajan

Karthikeyan Natarajan
Global Head – Engineering, IOT and Enterprise Mobility

Karthikeyan Natarajan (Karthik) heads the Engineering/R&D, Digital/IOT & Enterprise Mobility Group at Tech Mahindra. With more than 22 years of professional experience in Product Development, Globalization and digital transformation strategies, he has been instrumental in building the organization as one of the fastest growing global engineering service providers. Karthik has successfully transitioned global engineering strategies for several Fortune 500 clients and has built global development centers across the regions. He has led and transformed businesses, challenging engineering needs of customers across western markets as well as emerging markets. Karthik is Co-Chair of Engineering Services Forum at NASSCOM and he is currently on the Board of Directors for Satyam-Venture Engineering Services Pvt Limited. He is the official member of the IOT Solutions (IOTS) World Congress Advisory Committee and also an active member of Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC). Karthik holds a Mechanical Engineering degree and an associate degree in Business management.
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Telit

Fred Yentz

Fred Yentz
CEO, IoT Platforms

Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market. Prior to ILS Technology, Fred Yentz served as Vice President and General Manager of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. While at RadiSys Corporation, Fred served in many capacities including the oversight of World Wide Sales, Marketing, Professional Service, Business Development in addition to General Manager of Enterprise, Communication and Commercial operating divisions. Fred also worked for IBM where he held various positions with responsibility for Engineering, New Business Development and Management. Mr. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM’s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic Universitys College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (1997) from the University of Miami.
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Telit

John Keever

John Keever
CTO

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

Manish Watwani

Manish Watwani
VP, Global Product Marketing

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

Suren Deorem

Suren Deorem
Field Application Engineer

Suren Deoram is a Field Applications Engineer at Telit. Suren is responsible for providing technical support through all stages of the design process including hardware and software design as well as end product certification. With 15 years of experience in the hardware, software, semiconductor and IoT industry, Suren is a well-accomplished business professional who focuses on customers’ requirements and ensures technical needs are met. Prior to Telit, Suren held roles at Samsung Semiconductor, Cambridge Silicon Radio, Maxim Integrated Products, SiRF Technology and Leica Geosystems. He received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from California State University.
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Telit

Regis Souza

Regis Souza
Sales Specialist LatAm, IoT Services

Regis Souza is a Sales Specialist for the Latin American market at Telit. Regis manages all connectivity and cloud based platform business in Latin America as well as pursues business development in multiple sectors and markets.Regis is a trilingual sales and marketing professional with 10+ year accomplished career track known for delivering revenue and profit gains within highly competitive telecommunications, IoT, services and software markets. Prior to Telit, Regis held roles at Appo-G, Cenario, Claro, Vivo and TIM Brazil. He received a Bachelor of Science in Law at UNIRP, São Paulo, Brazil, as well as a Master of Business Administration in Management and Leadership at Webster University, Tampa, Florida.
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Tellient

Tristan Barnum

Tristan Barnum
Co-Founder, CMO

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

Richard Brennan

Richard Brennan
CTO

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Thiel Advisors, Inc.

Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel
President

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

Adrian Newcombe

Adrian Newcombe
Head of Smart Water Networks

Adrian Newcombe is Director of Smart Water Solutions with Trimble Water. Trimble Water provides end to end data collection, asset management, remote monitoring and analytics solutions for the water industry. With the Telog portfolio of remote monitoring solutions, Trimble Water is the market leader for remote monitoring and data acquisition in the water industry in the US. Prior to joining Trimble in 2010, Adrian held technology leadership positions with LET, Openet Telecom and Broadcom Research. With 25 years experience of applying technology to solve utility network problems, Adrian has a M.Eng from Dublin City University.
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UL

Bart van Hoek

Bart van Hoek
Principal Consultant

Bart van Hoek is a mobile payments expert and works as a principal consultant for UL’s Transaction Security Division. Bart has worked on many large mobile payments/TSM/NFC initiatives such as Euro5 and Sixpack in The Netherlands. Bart has been involved with Smart Card Alliance as the stream lead in the Mobile & NFC work stream, where he has organized the inventory of all mobile NFC standards.Bart has also been involved with Softcard, previously known as Isis, prior to Softcard being acquired by Google. Softcard was one of the biggest NFC initiatives in the world and Bart was responsible for the product development. He performed the roles of functional analyst and systems integrator. Bart has hands-on experience and in-depth knowledge on TSMs, Secure Elements, GlobalPlatform, mobile payments, and HCE. Bart is currently working on several projects with financial institutions and handset manufacturers to introduce mobile payment related services.
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Unified Office

Tom  Phelan

Tom Phelan
CTO & VP of Technology

Tom has nearly 24 years experience developing embedded systems and network management products for the data and telecommunications industries. He has held leadership roles in several companies, including VP of Engineering, CTO, VP of Marketing and VP of Advanced Development. Tom has also held leadership positions in the general industry, including co-chair of the DCCP working group at the IETF, the lead developer of Proxy Admission Control at the MPLS Forum, and has made significant contributions to security standards for VoIP networks and emergency telecommunications for ATIS. For the past 10 years Tom has been Principal Architect at Sonus Networks, working in the Office of the CTO and other groups to architect VoIP products for the telecommunications carriers.
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US Cellular

Mahesh Patel

Mahesh Patel
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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Value Amplify Consulting

Giuseppe Mascarella

Giuseppe Mascarella
Adj. Professor

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

Uzair Siddiqui

Uzair Siddiqui
Sr Product & Marketing Manager IoT - Connected Solutions

Mr. Siddiqui is a Senior Product and Marketing Manager at Verizon Enterprise Solution (VES) focused on Machine to Machine (M2M) Consulting and Professional Services. Mr. Siddiqui has over 18 years of experience in the Telecommunications industry focused on product management and marketing of innovative technology solutions for enterprise customers. Mr. Siddiqui has spoken at numerous webinars and has organized several industry events. He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA.
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Verizon Wireless

Mary Beth Hall

Mary Beth Hall
Director Global IoT Product and Development

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

Luc Duchesne

Luc Duchesne

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WIA - The Wireless Infrastructure Association

Jonathan Adelstein

Jonathan Adelstein
President & CEO

Jonathan S. Adelstein is the President & Chief Executive Officer of WIA–The Wireless Infrastructure Association. WIA represents over 200 companies devoted to building wireless broadband facilities that connect every corner of America. Since he became President in 2012, over 100 new members have joined the association, the annual wireless infrastructure show has broken participation records, a new association was formed in Europe, and a new nationwide training initiative and WIA PAC were launched. WIA is the principal organization representing the companies that build, design, own and manage telecommunications facilities throughout the world. Its over 200 members include carriers, infrastructure providers and professional services firms, with a combined market cap of over $400 billion.Mr. Adelstein served as Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from 2002 to 2009, for which he was twice nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. At the FCC he achieved bipartisan progress on issues including broadband expansion, widening access to the Internet and media diversity.In 2009, following the FCC, Mr. Adelstein was nominated by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate to serve as the Administrator of U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service. There, he oversaw a $60 billion portfolio of rural electric, water, and telecommunications infrastructure loans. He spearheaded the strategic investment of nearly $7 billion under the Recovery Act into rural broadband and water infrastructure, as part of annual budgets of up to $15 billion.As a member of the Obama Administration, Mr. Adelstein was appointed as a member of the White House National Science and Technology Council, which coordinates science and technology policy across the Federal government, and the White House Business Council, leading Council meetings with business leaders across America.Previously, Mr. Adelstein held a number of legislative staff positions over 15 years in the U.S. Senate, culminating as a senior policy advisor to the Senate Majority Leader. Mr. Adelstein received an M.A. in History and a B.A., with Distinction, in Political Science from Stanford University. He attended the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and served as a Teaching Fellow in history at Harvard University and a Teaching Assistant at Stanford University. He is a graduate of Phillips Academy, Andover. He was born and raised in Rapid City, South Dakota. An avid musician, he has performed with artists from local garage bands to members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He currently lives with his wife and two children in the Washington, D.C. area.
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Wireless Research Center of NC

Gerard Hayes, Ph. D.

Gerard Hayes, Ph. D.
President & CEO

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Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

Larry Steffann

Larry Steffann
General Manager

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

Casey Taniguchi

Casey Taniguchi
Head of Business Development Center

Casey Taniguchi is the IIoT lead at Yokogawa. As a Head of Business Development Center in Yokogawa Electric Corporation, Casey is responsible for whole business development process including corporate messaging, technology R&D strategy, new business pioneering, IP strategy, learning organization development, alliance planning, and IIoT architecture/business development. In this role, he is developing IIoT architecture and its business, with structuring alliance and building relationship with eco-partners. Before joining Yokogawa in 2016, Casey held senior management positions at Misumi Corporation, where he was responsible for the e-commerce business for cutting tools. Then before joining Misumi in 2009, he was a senior product manager at Cisco Systems for 9 years, where he drove $760M ethernet switching product marketing in Japan. He managed and handled all broadband projects in Japan, from ADSL to VDSL to FTTH to GTTH, and successfully pushed up Japanese broad band internet market as one of the fastest and the largest in the world. He began his professional career at Fuji Photo Film Corporation as a mechanical engineer. Casey Taniguchi holds a masters in business administration degree from Tama Graduate School, Japan.
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Yokogawa Electric Corp

Mits Sagae

Mits Sagae
Head of Architecture Development Division California

Mits is a head of Architecture Development Division California, a part of Yokogawa’s Marketing Headquarters. He has more than 15 years of experience in the Information Technology and network security, and he is currently leading an industrial IoT project within Yokogawa. Prior to Yokogawa, Mits was a senior product manager at Cisco Systems, leading business strategy and acceleration of secure network access product and solution in Security Business Group. He’s currently based in San Jose, California.
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Moderator List

Ryan Martin (Moderator)

Ryan Martin (Moderator)

ABI Research
Senior Analyst

Ryan Martin is an Analyst on 451 Researchs Mobility team, which was established in July 2014 with the integration of Yankee Group. His research covers machine-to-machine (M2M) and emerging technologies, including connected cars, wearable tech and the Internet of Things (IoT). Prior to joining Yankee Group, Martin served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Before Mobile Future Institute, he held advisory, consultative and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Martin holds degrees in Economics and Political Science from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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Jeff Liebl (Moderator)

Jeff Liebl (Moderator)

Anaren
President, IoT Group

Jeffrey Liebl, President, IoT Group joined Anaren, Inc. in 2016. He is responsible for both the strategy and business execution of Anaren’s newly formed Internet of Things (IoT) Business Group, which includes its Atmosphere Cloud software, wireless AIR modules and cellular-based IoT Solutions. His professional background includes executive-level experience in cloud software, wireless hardware and predictive analytics companies. He most recently served as chief marketing officer at NASDAQ-traded Digi International. Prior to Digi, Jeff held sales, marketing and general management leadership positions at eBureau, Ubiquity Software, Jetstream Communications, and 3Com Corporation. He earned his MBA from the University of Michigan.
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Carl Ford (Moderator)

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Crossfire Media
CEO, Director of Content

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

Bobbie Carlton (Moderator)

Innovation Women
Founder

Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women. She speaks regularly on innovation, building startup communities and product launches, and consults with small businesses and individuals on social networking, marketing and PR. Over the last 8 years, Bobbie has been involved in the launch of more than 1,000 new products in the Boston region. As the founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, an advisor to NewCo Boston and Startup Massachusetts, and a MassChallenge mentor for more than 5 years, Bobbie is very tied into the startup and innovation community. Previously, in addition to working with a number of Boston-area high-tech marketing firms, she headed global PR efforts at enterprise software companies like PTC and Cognos (now part of IBM). In 2006 she switched gears, joining a consumer brand startup and in 2008, she started her own company offering marketing services. In 2010 she was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”, and in 2011 she was a recipient of a Mass High Tech All-star award. In 2015 she was named a Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch. Innovation Women is an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements. Innovation Nights is a social media powered new product showcase and networking event. Follow Bobbie on Twitter as @BobbieC @MassInno @WomenInno or @CarltonPRM
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Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

IoT Evolution World
Editorial Director

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars. In previous lives, he’s been a short order cook, telemarketer, medical supply technician and mover of the bodies at a funeral home. Most of his exploits are either exaggerated or blatantly false and no one can prove otherwise. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, children and dogs. The dogs usually miss him when he’s away.
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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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David Houghton (Moderator)

David Houghton (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Director, Enterprise Consulting

David Houghton has spent the past 25 years of experience working at the intersection of technology, business and performance improvement in a variety of strategic planning, management, operations, business development and sales positions. Most recently, David led sales and business development as a Director for Bright Wolf, an IoT software platform company that designs, develops, and deploys enterprise solutions. Before joining Bright Wolf in 2014, David was the CEO of Veedims from 2012 to 2013. There, he drove the commercialization and go-to-market strategy of Veedims’s novel, end-to-end IoT software and hardware platform which targets both the commercial and industrial markets.
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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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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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Isabel Chapman (Moderator)

Isabel Chapman (Moderator)

Machina Research
Analyst

Isabel has 20 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, she led teams that helped companies globally with commercialization, business transformation, and strategy. As a product management and marketing leader, she 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 team at a leading North American carrier where she commercialized M2M solutions. Isabel is also a government advisor on IoT. As an industry analyst, Isabel provides IoT analysis and advisory services to a global client base. Research includes smart cities, ecosystems, enterprise IoT, go to market strategy, SIs, UAVs, virtual assistants, best practices and other industry trends and issues.
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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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Blake Stone (Moderator)

Blake Stone (Moderator)

NextGen Global Resources
Regional Director

Blake Stone has been partnering with companies in the Connected Technology space for over 5 years. Blake partners with several of the Fortune companies; advising and delivering solutions specific to talent acquisition strategy and company growth. He has a track record of success in guiding his clients to navigate a variety of scenarios; including the recruitment of niche skillsets, executive search, and scaling his organization to support 100+ team builds. Blake is a Director for NextGen Global Resources, a firm which specializes in providing Technical and Professional talent to companies in the IoT and Wireless space across the United States.
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Lynne Canavan (Moderator)

Lynne Canavan (Moderator)

Open Fog Consortium
Executive Director

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Dr. Richard Scott (Moderator)

Dr. Richard Scott (Moderator)

Scott Associates
Principal

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

Joyce Deuley (Moderator)

Smart Texas Alliance
Founder & CEO

As an IoT analyst and content strategist, Joyce has spent the better part of the last five years examining IoT market trends, challenges and opportunities, and sharing the impact of what the IoT has to offer. Currently, Joyce is the Founder & CEO of a Texas-based, state-wide non-profit, the Smart Texas Alliance, that is looking to promote and elevate the IoT community in order to make Texas a “Smart State” via education, partnership development, and community engagement.
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Robert Richardson (Moderator)

Robert Richardson (Moderator)

TechTarget
Editorial Director, IoTAgenda.com

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

Fred Yentz (Moderator)

Telit
CEO, IoT Platforms

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Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Telus
Iot Strategy

Mark has over 30 years of experience in executive, business development, and sales roles gathered in a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, and networking companies. Currently at Vodafone, the worlds leading mobile operator and M2M market leader, Mark works on key M2M partnerships and channels. At mobile platform provider, Illume Software as VP Business Development, he evangelized mobile safety issues with telcos, software providers, government and trade groups, and corporations and helped raise nearly $8M in VC funding. Previously, Mark was the founder/CEO of AirPrint Networks, an early stage mobile software company where approximately $4M in VC funding was raised. Marks prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), VideoServer, VTEL, PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark is the board chairman (emeritus) for AccesSportAmerica, a national non-profit that adapts and teaches high-challenge sports to children and adults with disabilities (www.accessportamerica.org). Mark studied piano performance at Michigan State University and the Berklee College of Music. Mark has finished 12 slow Boston Marathons and is a married father of four kids ranging in age from 6 to 22. Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, AccesSportAmerica, MIT Enterprise Forum/Software Group, Weft. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of M2M/Connected Things and often lectures at MIT and Tufts.
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Scott Scheuber (Moderator)

Scott Scheuber (Moderator)

US Cellular
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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Doug Wilson (Moderator)

Doug Wilson (Moderator)

Verizon
Channel Manager - IoT

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