SPEAKERS

151 Advisors

Steve Brumer

Steve Brumer
Partner

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

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin
Principal Analyst

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging transformative technologies, including augmented reality (AR), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firm’s Smart Manufacturing and Enterprise IoT research.Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan 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. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups.Ryan is frequently quoted and published in a variety of industry and business media, including BBC, CIO, ComputerWorld, CyberTrend, E-Commerce Times, FastCompany, International Business Times, LA Times, PCWorld, TechNewsWorld, TechRepublic, Time Magazine, VentureBeat, Forbes and WIRED. He is also a regular speaker at client and industry events, and a judge for major awards programs such as the CES Innovation Awards and the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards.Ryan 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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Accenture

Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi
Strategist

Strategist with diverse international experience in Analytics and Operations Optimization. Adept at leading cross-functional teams to achieve stretch goals. Success in building & executing strategic programs in Digital Transformation for Industrial Products, Financial Services and Communications industries
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AdaptiveMobile

Ciaran Bradley

Ciaran Bradley
Chief Technical Officer

Ciaran Bradley is Chief Technical Officer at AdaptiveMobile and former Deputy Chair of the GSMA’s Messaging Security Group with nearly 20 years’ experience in the mobile industry. Ciaran is responsible for all aspects of AdaptiveMobile’s award winning mobile security products and is a frequent commentator on mobile, privacy and security issues. He has a keen interest in mobile malware and the increasingly sophisticated threats being developed by cybercriminals. He was previously CTO of Sentry Wireless – before being acquired by AdaptiveMobile in 2011.
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Aizoon

Rob Dolci

Rob Dolci
President

Rob is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member, with more than 25 years of success across the automotive, processing, and technology industries. Leveraging extensive experience helping technology consulting companies achieve significant results, he is a valuable asset for product manufacturing companies seeking assistance with technology advancement and M&A. His broad areas of expertise include change management, process organization and product development. Throughout his executive career, Rob has held leadership positions at aizoOn USA Inc.; System Group; and Comau. In his current role as President and CEO of aizoOn USA Inc., he has been responsible for starting the company, designing an outsourcing agreement that allowed the company to begin operations without any need for external funding, building a team of professionals operating around the world to provide constant support and expanding the revenue from 67K to $2.6M within two years. In his prior role as CIO and SVP of Customer Care for System Group, he was responsible for strengthening the teams and organizational processes, developing the customer care line of business into a multi-million high margin revenue stream, implementing enterprise systems, improving individual productivity, and achieving best in industry benchmarks for total cost of ownership of ICT. In his role as CIO for Comau, he was responsible for helping to develop the customer service lines of business, which developed into a $3B business. Rob holds a B.Sc(Hons.), in Industrial Engineering from the University of Brighton and Politecnico di Torino, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde. He has also written several publications, including one for the Quarterly Journal of Integrated Supply Chain Solutions, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences on Industrial IoT and Artificial Intelligence.
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Anaren

Kieron Gillespie

Kieron Gillespie
Sr. Systems Software Engineer

Kieron Gillespie started out at Anaren as a software engineer working on supporting customers using the AIR module line. He created the Atmosphere software platform to help facilitate supporting the many customers for Anaren’s wireless module line and to allow its users to rapidly deploy full end-to-end solutions. Kieron provides the vision for Anaren’s IoT platforms and solutions and helps to design and develop many of the solutions around and on Anaren’s Atmosphere Cloud. His background is primarily in information security in the government sector and developing end to end platforms that utilize embedded, mobile, and cloud platforms in their solution. He earned his bachelor of science in Physics and Computer Science at Clarkson University.
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Anaren, Inc.

Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl
President, IoT Group

Jeffrey Liebl has taken on the role of Anaren’s IoT Group president in 2016. With extensive experience in the IoT and wireless markets, Jeff provides strategic vision and tactical direction for Anaren’s rapidly expanding IoT products and services and software, including the next generation of Anaren’s Atmosphere cloud software platform. His background includes program management in hardware, software and data analytics. He most recently served as chief marketing officer at Digi International. Prior to Digi, Jeff held key positions at eBureau, Ubiquity Software, Jetstream Communications, and 3Com Corporation.
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Arm

Rhonda Dirvin

Rhonda Dirvin
Director, IoT and Embedded

Since joining Arm in 2011, she has worked in several marketing and strategic roles, including digital marketing and alliances. She now drives Arm’s marketing strategy through the lens of IoT vertical markets and embedded technology. She is a Founding Board member of the OpenFog Consortium.Rhonda is an experienced electronics-industry veteran, who began her career with Motorola Semiconductor, where she worked for 17 years. She started in the nascent data communications business where she took on increasing responsibility as it grew into a multi-billion dollar business. She moved on to roles in sales, wireless marketing, and operations with P&L responsibility.She holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.
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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

Craig Payne

Craig Payne
Security & Privacy Officer

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BEC Technologies

Andrew Germano

Andrew Germano
Vice President

Andy Germano is VP and co-founder of BEC Technologies. He has 30 years experience in the telecoms industry starting with wired networks and evolving into wireless at the early stages of the industry. Andy has engineering, product management, business development, sales and marketing experience in service provider, silicon, software, applications, network management and customer premises equipment starting with Fortune 500: GTE (Verizon), Northern Telecom, QUALCOMM, Ericsson and start-ups: Tantivy, WiDeFi, INSIDE, Intellinet, and Single Digits. Andy has an MBA from Duke and a BS EE from Penn State.
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Blue Ridge Networks

Tom Gilbert

Tom Gilbert
CTO

Tom Gilbert has supported the definition and development of cyber-security products and services for more than 30 years. His extensive security experience and technical background have been strong assets in bringing Blue Ridge Networks products and services to market quickly and successfully. Like many members of the Blue Ridge team, Gilbert has seen his share of “firsts” in the technology industry. He was on the first team to provide commercial delivery of high-speed multimedia over satellite while working at Satellite Business Systems, a one billion dollar company. He was also on the team that developed and launched the first V-LAN during his tenure at Network Systems Corporation, where he served as director of business development, marketing director, technical sales consultant, and a national account sales manager, leading the IBM and AT&T accounts. Gilbert also managed the worldwide development and support of programming tools at IBM. He received a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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BuildingDNA

Joe Hernandez

Joe Hernandez
CEO

As CEO of BuildingDNA, public safety services veteran Joe Hernandez has built a team of experts to bring BuildingDNAs technology to market. By driving technological advancements for evolving market needs, Hernandez direction is helping to provide real-time visibility into building interiors, to help save lives and provide cost-saving benefits to facility managers. Prior to joining BuildingDNA as CEO, Hernandez served as a senior executive for West Safety Services, where he successfully led the company into the public safety Internet of Things markets. While there, Hernandez established strategic partnerships with IBM’s Smart City and Safer Planet organizations.Hernandez has previously held leadership positions within some of the most prominent corporations in the world, including Xerox and IBM. At IBM, he was awarded their most prestigious sales honor as the top ranked sales professional in the United States. Hernandez also serves as Adjunct Professor of Advanced Negotiations at the Daniels School of Management at the University of Denver. He earned an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
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CalAmp

Gabriel Nave

Gabriel Nave
Director, Business Development

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

Julie McGowan

Julie McGowan
Global Sales Director

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Canaccord Genuity

Mike Walkley

Mike Walkley
Managing Director

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord specializing in communications technology. Mike has over 18 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst for the past 6 years. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked number 2 sell-side analyst in 2014 in part due to his recommendations of IoT public companies. He was also 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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Cassia Networks

Felix Zhao

Felix Zhao
CEO

Felix Zhao is the founder and CEO of Cassia Networks and the inventor of the Cassia Hub, the world’s first Bluetooth router. Prior to Cassia Networks, Felix was the VP & GM of APAC for Sensys Networks where he grew the revenue of Sensys APAC region 300 percent in two years. Felix also served as the VP, Mesh Technology at Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), which acquired Felix’s company Azalea Networks in 2010. Felix founded Azalea Networks in 2005 and served as CEO, CTO and sat on the board directors. At Azalea, Felix was the lead developer of wireless mesh technology and inventor of the Azalea Wi-Fi Mesh Router. He grew the company from three to 120 employees and won the Wireless Beijing project for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Felix also initiated the first large scale China Mobile 3G + Wi-Fi project in 2009. Before Azalea, Felix worked for Cisco Systems and Cable & Wireless IDC where he was a key contributor for developing the wireless products & solutions at those companies.
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Chronicled

Samantha Radocchia

Samantha Radocchia
Co-Founder and CPO

Sam currently serves as co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Chronicled, leading product marketing for the company.Prior to serving as CMO at Chronicled, she led product development as Chief Product Officer for 2.5 years. Before co-founding Chronicled she previously served as the CTO of Huckabuy, a coupon aggregation site and Founder and CEO of Stunable, a provider of inventory management and marketing software that enables clothing companies to integrate e-commerce sales with cross-channel interactions. Through her success with Stunable, Samantha had the opportunity to collaborate with Bravo in creating a tech-focused television series, to work with Saatchi M&C in building an in-house development team, and to advise many other companies in the NYC, LA, and Seattle markets. She is also the founder of Machine Elf Consulting (themachineelf.com), an emerging technology and product development consulting firm based in New York, NY.Before commencing her career, Samantha attended Colgate University, graduating Magna Cum Laude with a BA in English and Anthropology—specializing in Critical Theory, Linguistics, and Symbolic Systems. She continued her academic pursuits at King’s College in London where she studied Management/Entrepreneurship and at the London School of Economics where she studied organizational culture. Samantha graduated from NYU Summa Cum Laude in the spring of 2013 with a MA in Media, Culture, and Communication, where she focused her studies on the intersection of Technology and Society. Samantha is not only a business minded leader but also full-stack web developer. Proficient in Ruby on Rails, Python/Django, HTML5/CSS3, as well as front-end frameworks, the founder of three technology companies, and published researcher, Samantha likes to think of herself a tech industry triple threat: academic, engineer, and entrepreneur.On the personal side, Samantha is an avid risk-taker and daredevil, attaining her pilot’s license at the age of 17 and accumulating over 700 jumps as a competitive skydiver. samantharadocchia.com
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Cisco

Surinder Dhar

Surinder Dhar
CSE

Surinder is a technical sales specialist at Cisco Jasper working closely with enterprise customers and operator partners to implement IoT across their businesses and help leverage the benefit of Cisco Connectivity (Control Center) and Kinetic platforms. He is based in Atlanta. Surinder has been in the wireless industry for the last 25 years working with companies like Vodafone, Bechtel, and AT&T, spanning across three continents: Asia, Europe and Americas in different capacities (or multiple roles). For the past five years he has been working exclusive on IoT with Jasper, Globetouch and Cisco.Surinder has a Master’s degree in Physics and MBA from Kashmir University and IGNOU, India.
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Cisco

Sudarshan Krishnamurthi

Sudarshan Krishnamurthi
Head of business strategy for Cisco's education services

Sudarshan Krishnamurthi is a future-focused technology strategist and industry veteran. In his role as head of business strategy for Cisco’s education services, he regularly evaluates the future of technology and its influence on skills and talent development, working with an industry ecosystem of like-minded partners. His primary responsibilities include creating the overall strategy for the education division of Cisco Services and driving growth initiatives.Before joining Cisco, he served in both technical and business management roles. Within Cisco, he’s progressed from technical lead to product manager to a strategic leader. He also holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Bangalore, a Master of Electrical Engineering from Santa Clara University, and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management. Throughout his career, Sudarshan has advocated for the strategic advancement of a technologically-connected world, and is considered a thought leader on the Internet of Things (IoT). This passion motivated his involvement with the IoT Talent Consortium, an industry-wide partnership to address the need for talent to drive digital transformation.
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Cisco

Charles Byers

Charles Byers
Principal Engineer

CHARLES C. BYERS is a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Ciscos Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. He works on the architecture and implementation of Fog Computing platforms, media processing systems, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 31 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 as co-chair of the Architecture Framework Working Group and Technical Committee of 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 66 US patents.
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Cisco Systems

Wes Sylvester

Wes Sylvester
Director, Digital Transformation

Wes Sylvester is Director of Cisco Systems’ Digital Transformation Group for the Americas. In this role, Wes and his team work with Cisco’s manufacturing, transportation, utility, energy, and oil and gas customers to establish business case, architecture and integrated communications network strategies for a variety of delivery value chains. Wes comes to Cisco with over a decade of industrial, energy, and utility focused experience in multiple marketing and sales leadership roles; most recently as the Director of Smart Grid for Siemens Energy Inc. Wes holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from MSOE in Milwaukee, and a MBA from the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School, with a concentration in Strategy and Leadership.
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City of Kansas City, Missouri

Andy Shively

Andy Shively
Special Assistant City Manager

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Clear2there

Tom Shafron

Tom Shafron
Chief Technology Officer

Tom Shafron serves as the chief technology officer of Clear2there. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction for innovation and technology, as well as product development and management. Tom is the creator, and continues to lead the enhancement of the Clear2there’s smart-premise services delivery platform, which forms the operational foundation for the company’s highly successful smart-premise solution offering to telecommunications services providers. Before joining Clear2there, Tom was a founder of USAG, a video security and surveillance provider located in the Florida. As a result of his stewardship, USAG evolved into a multi-million dollar provider of advanced video technology solutions for enterprise customers around the world. Before working with USAG, he and his brother David founded Log-Me-On.com, a toolbar overlay service that they subsequently sold to Yahoo!. While with Yahoo!, Tom started and led the Yahoo! Toolbar development group, growing it to 40 million active connected users. The Yahoo! Toolbar grew to drive traffic representing more than $100 million in annual revenue.
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CloudMine

Stephen Wray

Stephen Wray
CEO

Stephen Wray is the Chief Executive Officer of CloudMine, a secure, cloud-based platform that helps healthcare and pharmaceutical organizations to build intelligent, connected applications. As CEO, he was brought on to guide the companys ascension to market dominance by advancing the penetration of CloudMines Connected Health Cloud platform.Hailed as one of the “100 Most Influential People in Life Sciences” by PharmaVoice magazine, Steve brings more than two decades of healthcare leadership to CloudMine.In his most recent role, he served as CEO at MNG Direct, a Bensalem, Pennsylvania-based platform solution provider that enables life sciences companies to engage with healthcare professionals. Prior to this, Steve was the President and CEO of the global life sciences practice at Cadient Group, a full-service digital marketing agency in Malvern, Pennsylvania. At Cadient, Steve brokered instrumental business relationships, and expanded the early stage operation to a global organization with more than 150 full-time employees. After Cadient was acquired in 2014 by Cognizant, a leading provider of information technology, consulting, and business process outsourcing services, Steve led the expansion of Cognizants life sciences digital practice.Additionally, Steve served as North American President at Ogilvy Healthworld to 1999 to 2004, and spent a decade in leadership positions at Wyeth (now Pfizer), including Vice President, Marketing and Communications.For his efforts, Steve has been recognized with the EY Entrepreneur of the Year award and Smart CEO Awards for ‘Most Innovative Company’ and ‘Best Corporate Culture’, in addition to being named 2014 Regional CEO of the Year by the Philadelphia Main Line Chamber of Commerce.A native Californian with degrees in marketing and advertising from Fresno State University, Steve resides with his family in the Philadelphia region.
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Coris

Marc Josephson

Marc Josephson
Co-Founder

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

George Mulhern

George Mulhern
CEO

George brings proven leadership and twenty-five years of Business-to-Business technology expertise to Cradlepoint. During his twenty-year career at Hewlett Packard, George had responsibility for hardware, software and services businesses that ranged in size from several million dollars to multi-billions of dollars of annual revenue. He successfully led businesses with sites located in the U.S., Europe and Asia and developed and implemented growth strategies both organically and through acquisition for the SMB and Enterprise markets. Mulhern’s last position with HP was as Senior Vice President, leading the LaserJet Global Business Unit. More recently, Mulhern was a general partner with Highway 12 Ventures, a Boise-based venture capital fund that served as a catalyst for entrepreneurs and startups to help drive economic growth in the Northwest region. George holds both a BS, and MBA, Business Administration from San Jose University.
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Cradlepoint

Perry Lea

Perry Lea
Director of Technology

Perry is Director of Technology at Cradlepoint focused on IoT architectures as well as fog and edge compute. He previously served as Director and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff for Advanced Memory Systems focused on non-von Neumann computer architectures for HPC, automated driving systems, machine learning and computer vision at Micron. Before that Perry spent 20 years as Distinguished Technologist and Chief Architect at Hewlett Packard responsible for development and advances in imaging hardware and software. His research interests are currently in avant-garde computer architectures focused on IOT, imaging architectures, computer vision, and edge level machine intelligence. Perry holds a BS computer science, MS computer engineering, and Degree of Engineer (electrical engineering) from Columbia University. Perry has been awarded patents in imaging, computer vision, computer architectures, and memristor systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and senior member of the ACM.
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Cradlepoint

Todd Krautkremer

Todd Krautkremer
CMO

Todd brings thirty years of technology executive experience to Cradlepoint where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy, M&A activities and strategic partnerships. Prior to Cradlepoint, he was CMO at Pertino (acquired by Cradlepoint in 2015), a pioneer in software-defined cloud networking. Previous roles include COO at Red Lambda, CEO at Gearworks (acquired), VP of Worldwide Marketing at Packeteer (IPO, acquired), and VP of Marketing at Sync Research (IPO, acquired). Earlier in his career, Todd held engineering, product management and regional sales roles at AT&T and Siemens Communications Systems. He is currently a co-founder and board member of the Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory, a non-profit C-level mentoring organization for early stage software companies in Minnesota, and holds two patents for application-based managed network services.
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Crate.io

Andy Ellicott

Andy Ellicott
Chief Product Officer

Andy Ellicott is Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Crate.io, developers of CrateDB, an open source real-time SQL database for IoT and machine data. Prior to Crate.io, he held executive product strategy and marketing roles at Cloudant (acquired by IBM), Vertica (acquired by HPE), VoltDB, and Kalido.
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Cyberbridge Group

Tom Lahiff

Tom Lahiff
Chief Legal Counsel and Director of Operations

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Decisiv

Rob Bradenham

Rob Bradenham
VP Data Services

Rob Bradenham, VP Data Services, has significant experience in technology and operations in industrial and high-tech industries as well as at McKinsey & Company and as a U.S. Navy officer. At Caterpillar, he led efforts to help equipment operators increase the ROI in their assets by using data analytics and advisory services to make better maintenance and operations decisions. Prior to that, Bradenham led growth at ESRG, resulting in its acquisition by Caterpillar. At Decisiv, he is leading the Data Services business that is leveraging the unique capability of the Decisiv platform to bring together data from all aspects of an asset throughout its lifecycle.
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Dell OEM

John Holleran

John Holleran
Security & Surveillance Solutions Architect

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Digital Turbine

Daphna Steinmetz

Daphna Steinmetz
CTO * EVP STRATEGY & INNOVATION * GM, EMEA

Daphna Steinmetz is one of Israels innovation leaders, reflecting the fresh spirit ofthe “startup nation”. Steinmetz is a renowned International speaker, leading sessionsabout Emerging Technologies, Mobile strategy and Future business models at keyindustry events such as 4YFN Mobile Summit, Amazon Conference @ DLD FestivalITU, Communicasia, WiFi World Congress, 4G conference and more.With 9 patents under her name, Steinmetz has served in numerous executiveinnovation positions across disciplines, from a Chief Innovation Officer via headingR&D to heading business development, investments and strategy planning fortechnological giants and market leaders such as Amdocs and Comverse.Currently, she is serving as CTO * EVP, Strategy & Innovation * GM, EMEA at DigitalTurbine, after being the CTO of a Big Data Analytics startup in the CySec domainBut Daphna’s main achievement in life is being a proud mother of 3 teenagers, allsons, who (together with their friends) teach her every day a little bit about who willlive & run the future world, and what will drive them. And this is what really qualifiesher to be the speaker about the topics below.
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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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Drinker Biddle & Reath

Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips
Partner and Chair of Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group

Laura Phillips is a thought leader known for her pioneering work in the telecommunications market for more than 25 years. Over that time, Laura has counseled numerous companies and businesses on federal regulations and policies that affect markets and industries and advised clients on the best way to prepare and respond to the federal agencies’ regulation of particular markets, such as the Federal Communications Commission. Laura has also spent a significant amount of time educating and advising in-house counsel and C-suite executives on the telecommunication policies that will affect their bottom lines and collaborating on creating strategies that assist them in adhering to those strategies in the most profitable ways possible. Laura represents clients in business and regulatory matters stemming from communications service convergence, the growth of unlicensed and licensed wireless services and the Internet and is consistently ranked by Chambers USA in recognition of her work in the Telcom, Broadcast & Satellite field.
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eKryp Inc

Karpagam Narayanan

Karpagam Narayanan
Founder and President

Karpagam Narayanan is a co-founder of eKryp, a Just In Time Service application. eKryp continuously learns data on your connected devices across the enterprise and uses predictive models to find a set of indicators of your most critical assets that need attention. This becomes your barometer to take actions for predictively planning service and to optimize parts. By using eKryp, you can reduce service costs by 30% and reduce parts inventory by at least 10%.Prior to eKryp, Karpagam is a co-founder and President of Paloras Corporation, an install base analytics company till successful exit in 2016. The San Francisco Business Times recognized Paloras as a Top 100 software company in 2014 and 2013. Karpagam believes in AI being inclusive of people with various attitudes and aptitudes. She is now a board member of TiE Silicon Valley, an organization that focuses on advising and mentoring technology startups. She has been a leader, mentor and volunteer for Girl Scouts for 14 years, raising awareness of STEM, especially among girls. She started advanced math clubs at elementary schools and was a mentor in the Maker Faire, Bay Area Science Festival, FIRST robotics, and Western Regional Robotics programs in the Bay area.
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Everynet

Lawrence Latham

Lawrence Latham
CEO

Lawrence is an IoT visionary specializing in Technology Commercializationand Business Development. He is a recognized thought leader in the Internetof Things (IoT) space having helped build and monetize some of the world’sleading IoT companies. He is one of 12 Global IoT Ambassadors as selectedby IoT Now Magazine.
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Excelerated Technology Consulting

Kurt Kelley

Kurt Kelley
CEO

Kurt has been serving the technology and telecom markets more than twenty years with a mission to create partnership ecosystems and stimulate innovation. His career started with a local ISP, and then shifted to IT consulting. For a change of pace, his next move was to cellular, and he never turned back. During his nine-year tenure with Verizon, he focused on launching M2M and IoT solutions to market by working with device manufacturers, solution providers and developers. Afterwards, he joined Stream Technologies as VP-Strategic Partnerships driving business development efforts with cellular, satellite and LPWA (low power wide-area) connectivity partners. Upon parting, he founded Excelerated Technology Consulting to offer services such as business strategy, revenue modeling, customer development, manufacturing, distribution, go-to-market among others. In parallel, he has also become a board member and co-founder of several start-ups. Additionally, Kurt enjoys giving talks regularly on next-generation technologies like IoT, IIoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Developing a deep understanding of many industries has produced a unique skill set to execute aggressively profitable strategies for his clients and partners.
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Flex

Juan Nogueira-Nine

Juan Nogueira-Nine
Director, Center of Excellence for Wireless & Connectivity

Dr. Juan Nogueira is director of the Center of Excellence for Wireless and Connectivity at Flex. In this role he is defining technology roadmaps, evaluating new innovative solutions, establishing strategic collaborations with partner companies and leading internal research programs in the field of wireless communication.Prior to working at Flex, he was System Architect of advance development and system architecture at Bosch Connected Devices and solutions GmbH in Reutlingen (Germany). Before that, he lead corporate research for wireless communication systems and sensing systems at Sony Corporation in Stuttgart (Germany) where he held the positions of Senior System Engineer and Principal Engineer. Dr. Juan Nogueira holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain). He subsequently became an associated professor at the University of Vigo in the Electronic Technology Department, collaborating with industry on projects in the area of industrial field buses. He has written numerous articles and holds 20+ patents in the area of communication protocols and wireless sensor networks.
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Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics

Rick  Harlow

Rick Harlow
Executive Vice President & Head of Americas

Rick is Executive Vice President and Head of Americas for Flutura and is responsible for driving revenue for the US market and the IoT Vision for Flutura. Rick has over twenty years of artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and machine learning experience. He has held executive positions at companies such as Integron, Sprint, T-Mobile and Astradero. Rick is experienced in product planning, strategy and implementation for large-scale, global industrial machine intelligence initiatives, and in leading world-class, cross-disciplinary teams to meet the requirements of successful industrial machine intelligence deployments.Rick is a member of Infragard. InfraGard provides members of the Critical Infrastructure community a means to share information to prevent, protect, and defend against hostile acts against Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR).
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Freeus, LLC

Brock Winzeler

Brock Winzeler
General Manager

Brock Winzeler is the general manager of Freeus, LLC. As one of the fastest growing mobile personal emergency response system (mPERS) businesses in the United States, Freeus uses patent-pending technology to create a sophisticated experience for both the end user and the dealer. Freeus is a wholesale provider of innovative two-way voice mobile personal emergency response systems that work at home and away from home to provide fast access to trained and certified emergency care specialists and offer peace of mind to seniors and their caregivers. Freeus devices are distributed through authorized dealers nationwide and are powered by the robust, integrative Orion platform.
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FreeWave Technologies

Scott  Allen

Scott Allen
CMO

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

Russ Sharer

Russ Sharer
Vice President of Global Marketing

Russ Sharer is Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham Co., Inc., a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics. He is a business leader with over 25 years of experience in B2B marketing and sales, including successful software and network equipment start-ups. Fulham is a manufacturer of innovative and energy-efficient lighting sub-systems and components for lighting manufacturers worldwide. Russ also has an extensive background in enterprise networking, having served as an executive with Occam Networks and Ericcson Data Networks. He holds a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University and Bachelor of Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University.
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Gemalto

Stephane Quetglas

Stephane Quetglas

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Global SCV

David Benjamin

David Benjamin
President

In 2008, David assumed the role of President and CEO at Locus Traxx Worldwide to lead the global expansion of the first Internet of Things (IoT) product line focused on real-time monitoring of perishable and high-value products as they transit the world. Under David’s leadership, Locus Traxx Worldwide became one of the fastest-growing companies in the transportation and logistics technology sector. After years of solid growth, Locus Traxx hit its stride in 2013 and began growing revenue at over 260% in 2014 and another 200% in 2015, while capturing market share throughout North America and Europe. In July of 2016, Locus Traxx Worldwide was successfully acquired by industry giant Emerson Electronics, extending their reach into cold-chain management.David was named a recipient of its second annual “Rock Stars of the Supply Chain” award by Food Logistics and is a frequent presenter at conferences across the country educating companies on the FDA’s FSMA Sanitary Transportation Mandate and the evolution of IoT Development in Agriculture, Smart Cities, Logistics and the Global Supply Chain.
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Globalscape

Greg Hoffer

Greg Hoffer
Vice President of Engineering

Greg Hoffer is Vice President of Engineering at Globalscape, responsible for the design and engineering of all of Globalscape products. Previously Hoffer was Senior Director of Engineering where he led the architecture, development, and market delivery of Globalscape’s suite of award-winning secure file transfer products, including the Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) platform. Greg led the effort to develop Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Hoffer graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and from Trinity University with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in computer science from UTSA.
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Harbor Research

Alex Glaser

Alex Glaser
Vice President

Alex is the Vice President of Harbor Research and an expert in smart systems thinking and design. He is responsible for leading the firm’s marketing, operations, and business development strategy. Alex also helps lead Harbor’s Smart Systems Lab program – a real world laboratory where organizations can design, prototype, and test new models for delivering smart systems and services value. Alex brings broad client experience in strategy consulting, value chain analysis, and research development across a variety of industries including industrial, energy, manufacturing, transportation, smart cities and telecom. He also has deep experience developing qualitative and quantitative research studies related to the Internet of Things and smart systems. He has helped develop Harbor’s research programs, methodologies, designs, and services. Alex is extremely well versed on the space, specializing in industrial automation and analytics, and is a frequent speaker, moderator, panelist, and contributor to industry events and media publications.
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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Douglas Humphrey

Douglas Humphrey
IoT Cyber Security Executive, Architecture Lead

Douglas is an instructor at Harvard University’s Innovation Lab and serves as an adviser to early stage companies. He is also a cyber security executive at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, where he is Cyber Security Lead for the IoT Architecture Working Group and has helped design HPE Universal IoT Platform solutions for smart cities and industrial operations. Douglas was sponsored by HP to study Management and Technology at Stanford University, and earned an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. In his spare time Douglas has been a Founding Member of the new SJSU Center for Cyber Risk Studies, and serves on the Board of Advisors of 802 Secure, for which he helped raise $10M in early stage capital.
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IBM

Roger  Rea

Roger Rea
Product Manager

Roger Rea is responsible to drive market share growth for IBM Streams, leading development, marketing, sales, finance, service and support. Previously, Roger has held a variety of sales, technical, educational, marketing and management jobs at IBM, Skill Dynamics and Tivoli Systems.He has received four (4) 100% Clubs for exceeding sales targets in large account and general business territories, one (1) Systems Engineering Symposium for on-time installation of a Directory Assistance System with multiple sites in two states, numerous Excellence Awards for development and delivery of Competitive, Strategic and UNIX Marketing courses and several Teamwork Awards for successes like revenue growth of 67% in one year as Brand Manager, Intel-based Systems Management.Rea earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He has also received a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He lives with his wife and two children in Cary, North Carolina and enjoys kayaking, cooking, reading and singing in the choir.
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IBM

Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn
Chief Architect, Internet of Things Security

Tim Hahn is a IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been with IBM since 1990. He is the Chief Architect for Internet of Things Security within the IBM Watson Internet of Things division. He is responsible for strategy, architecture, and design for IBM Watson Internet of Things offerings. These offerings, coupled with others from across IBM, enable customers to design, build, experiment, run, manage, and operate solutions involving diverse sensor data coming from connected devices. These solutions leverage IBMs strengths in cloud, cognitive, analytics, mobile, social, and security.
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IIC Industrial Internet Consortium

Dr. Claudio Lima

Dr. Claudio Lima
Co Chair Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Energy/Utility/Oil & Gas

Dr. Claudio Lima is a seasoned executive, global thought leader and innovator on advanced energy and telecom/ICT working with emerging technologies, new businesses and financial innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1995 at UKC (England) and has large industry, high tech start-up and R&D experience on advanced energy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, microgrid and Distributed and Intelligent Energy Resources (DER). He served as vice chair of the IEEE 2030 Smart Grid Standards, where he made significant contributions to the development of global smart grid standards. Previously, Dr. Lima worked as Global Smart Grid Chief Technology Officer of Huawei Technologies in Europe-Asia-Pacific and Senior Research Scientist and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs (Sprint ATL), in Silicon Valley-CA. He has set up and led global advanced research and engineering projects with collaboration in a wide variety of industries, including energy, telecom, IT/IoT and the public sector. He is the co-inventor of an innovative IoT Microgrid Energy-Internet Access technology, using blockchain Ethereum to enable transactive energy business models. He has more than 100+ conference key note speaker presentations and scientific research that has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including 12 USPTO patent awards. He is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)/Energy Utility Working Group, promoting IoT industry innovation and collaboration in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He is also co-chair of the EPRI Energy Storage System (ESS) Procurement Working Group, working with electric utilities on the development of utility scale energy storage engineering frameworks.
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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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Integron

Bryan Lubel

Bryan Lubel
President

Bryan A. Lubel is president at Integron, an IoT managed services company. He was appointed to this position in January 2008. Mr. Lubel has over 25 years of experience in general management, sales, marketing, product and services marketing, channel marketing, operations and systems design. Integron specializes in helping clients design, deploy and support IoT solutions. Integron has developed managed IoT services specialization in connected health, remote patient monitoring, clinical drug trials, critical asset monitoring, remote service, fleet tracking, telematics and billing solutions.Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lubel served as president and chief executive officer for Gyricon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corp. Gyricon LLC was a technology spin-out company of Xeroxs famed Palo Alto Research Center, which focused on commercialization efforts around Xeroxs electronic paper (SmartPaper) technology. The technology offering is now part of Xeroxs intellectual property catalogue available for license.Mr. Lubel holds a bachelor of science degree in management information systems from the State University of New York. In addition, Mr. Lubel has completed management, technology and foreign language programs at Ohio State University and Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
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Intel

Dipti Vachani

Dipti Vachani
VP Internet of Things Group

Dipti Vachani is vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of the Strategy and Solutions Engineering Division at Intel Corporation. Vachani’s organization is responsible for driving the overall strategy, technology direction, industry standards and IoT Edge product portfolio for IOTG.Prior to joining Intel, Vachani served as vice president and general manager of Power, Lighting and Display at Skyworks, maker of analog semiconductors. In that role, she managed product development, applications and operations.Before that, Vachani worked at Texas Instruments for 17 years, where her most recent position was vice president and general manager of the Single Core Processors group , a multinational business unit consisting of ARM MPU, video security and DSP. Also, while at Texas Instruments, Vachani led the creation of the company’s Sitara brand of ARM MPUs.Vachani holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Texas A&M University and an executive MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the executive education program at both the Harvard and Cambridge business schools.
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ISARA Corporation

Mike Brown

Mike Brown
CTO

As ISARA Corporations Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Mike Brown is focused on the technical vision and direction for ISARA Corporation.Mike was most recently the Vice President of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry, where he co-founded the product security practice and was responsible for the vision and execution of security for all BlackBerry products. Mike has spoken at global security events including RSA, CTIA, GTEC, Bloomberg, APECTEL and InfoSec Europe. He holds a Masters of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on cryptography.
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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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Jivoo

Steven Fowler

Steven Fowler
Partner

Steve Fowler is a Partner with Jivoo, a consulting firm focused on improving operations, customer experiences, and develop new review streams via Internet of Things, Cloud, and Data Analytics. Steve is thankful to have delivered some of the world’s largest IT solutions to corporate and government organizations. Steven has presents at prominent conferences such as Predictive Analytics World, IoT Evolution EXOP, and IoT Solutions World Congress. Steve can be reached at stevenfowler@live.com and followed at @stevenmfowler
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Johnson Controls

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown
Senior National Director, Local Government and Municipal Infrastructure

Lisa Brown joined Johnson Controls in 2003. As national director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Lisa is responsible for growth of the local government market in North America, including the development of strategies, offerings and innovations for local government service and systems markets. In 2015, Lisa created Johnson Controls’ local government urban growth initiative, which combines smart city solutions with community outreach and workforce enhancement for midsize to large municipal customers. Lisa is consistently sought out to deliver key note presentations and participate on Smart City and IOT panels to discuss how data can assist cities to become “smarter” and its relation to climate resiliency, smart infrastructure and economic growth. Lisa was recently nominated to join the Women of Municipal Government committee for the National League of Cities (NLC), and the Smart Communities Advisory board for the International City Manager’s Association (ICMA). For the past three years, she has been the leader of the East Region Women’s Resource Network of Johnson Controls and served as global ambassador for International Women’s Day. Lisa served 15 years with the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, four of those years as director of community development and outreach in Newark, New Jersey. Lisa currently is a board member of the Rumson-Fair Haven Education Foundation. In 2016, she was honored as a NY Women of Valor and received the Humanitarian Award from St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, which support 1.5 million food disadvantaged New Yorkers annually. Lisa resides on the Jersey Shore with her family and two always hungry dogs.
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Kisi

Bernhard Mehl

Bernhard Mehl
CEO

Bernhard is an industrial designer at heart. He is also the co-founder and CEO of Kisi Inc., the first next level keyless access system for modern offices and co-working space facilities.His broad experiences include stints in management consulting with Bain & Company, engineering at Audi AG and space craft development at DLR - germany’s DARPA.Hailing from Munich, Bernhard holds degrees in industrial design and digital technology management from the Center for Digital Technology and Management.
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Kollabio, Inc.

Ashok Nare

Ashok Nare
Founder & CEO

Ashok Nare is the Founder & CEO of Kollabio, Inc., a Digital Transformation company that combines strategic thinking and technology expertise to create unique digital experiences to address the unique challenges and opportunities offered by todays hyper-connected world and modern day digital networks. Mr. Nare has over 20 years of hands-on, leadership and executive experience in enterprise software development, technical leadership and corporate operations. He served as a CTO at multiple startups prior to starting Kollabio, where he was responsible for new product development, building high performance technical teams and establishing technology strategy and vision. His areas of expertise are Digital Strategy, Digital Transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), Architecture, Cloud Computing, New Product Development and Agile Software Development. He is an avid promoter of IoT and Digital Health technologies and is a frequent speaker at Health & Technology conferences including mHealth Summit 2015, Health Slam 2016, Smart Cities Symposium 2017 and Heart and Stroke Innovation Forum 2017.
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LocationSmart

Mario Proietti

Mario Proietti
CEO

Mario Proietti is a co-founder and CEO of LocationSmart, the world’s largest mobile engagement platform for assets, workers and consumers. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mario has paved the way for location-based services, creating an award-winning cloud-based platform. The LocationSmart platform is trusted by Fortune 500 and enterprise-level companies for operational efficiencies, compliance, verification, cybersecurity and proximity marketing. Mario is an expert on the intersection of location-based services with IoT and supply chain management for enterprises as this is core to his business. In 2016, he delivered presentations on these topics during the @ThingsExpo in NYC and the ISCEA Supply Chain Tech Expo in Chicago. Mario was also interviewed by SupplyChainBrain regarding his insights on the future of mobile technologies and its influence over the supply chain industry. Before LocationSmart, Mario worked as Director of Advanced Development at AirTouch Teletrac, where he led R&D activities for its groundbreaking mobile location services. In this position, he oversaw FCC regulatory initiatives concerning the use of spectrum for location monitoring services and presented before Congress, the White House, FCC and NTIA. Mario is now a member of the CTIA Privacy Working Group and IAPP. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of GPS World Magazine and was a founding chairman for the Wireless Network Issues Committee of the E9-1-1 Institute. In 2016, he wrote a chapter on cellular location technologies for a book on location technologies entitled “Beacon Technologies: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Beacosystem.”
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MapQuest

Elise Neel

Elise Neel
GM

When she’s not tap dancing or rapping about her teams, Elise Neel, VP, Verizon Location Services & GM for MapQuest, is reimagining location contextualization and the role it plays in consumer and B2B Navigation, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Advertising Segmentation and Emerging Technology. Supporting commercialization, product, engineering, marketing and sales, Elises team works within Verizon to enable businesses across the firm to leverage the power of location in unique ways while also supporting thousands of direct customers around the globe.
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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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Mobelisk

Dennis Hamann

Dennis Hamann
CEO

Dennis Hamann: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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MulteFire Alliance

Mazen Chmaytelli

Mazen Chmaytelli
President

Mazen Chmaytelli serves as LTE in unlicensed spectrum business development lead for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Mazen oversees the global strategy, continued evolution and adoption of LTE-based technology for unlicensed and shared spectrum.Mazen is also appointed as the MulteFire Alliance President. In this role, Mazen is the general manager and chief executive officer of this industry organization. Responsible for the overall functions and management of the global ecosystem and operations to support development of MulteFire technical specifications, certification programs, and coordination with related industry groups and regulators.Mazen has over 22 years’ experience across all major wireless telecommunications technologies and a broad range of expertise in areas including business development, business negotiations, product management, new product development and technical marketing.Mazen is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a Senior IEEE member, a registered attorney with the California Bar, and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. As an inventor, he holds 40 USPTO granted patents covering a range of telecommunications and software inventions.Mazen has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.Mazen Chmaytelli serves as LTE in unlicensed spectrum business development lead for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Mazen oversees the global strategy, continued evolution and adoption of LTE-based technology for unlicensed and shared spectrum.Mazen is also appointed as the MulteFire Alliance President. In this role, Mazen is the general manager and chief executive officer of this industry organization. Responsible for the overall functions and management of the global ecosystem and operations to support development of MulteFire technical specifications, certification programs, and coordination with related industry groups and regulators.Mazen has over 22 years’ experience across all major wireless telecommunications technologies and a broad range of expertise in areas including business development, business negotiations, product management, new product development and technical marketing.Mazen is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a Senior IEEE member, a registered attorney with the California Bar, and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. As an inventor, he holds 40 USPTO granted patents covering a range of telecommunications and software inventions.Mazen has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
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Multitech

Sara Brown

Sara Brown
Senior Director of Marketing

Sara Brown is a strategic marketing professional dedicated to driving quantifiable business results with data-driven marketing communications that sell. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she’s boosted the profile and, more importantly revenue, of organizations big and small; public, private and not-for-profit. She is responsible for marketing and communications both external and internal for MultiTech. She serves the industry on the board of the IoT M2M Council and the Smart Texas Alliance, as well as co-chairing the marketing committee of the LoRa Alliance.
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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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MyPwer, Inc.

Noel Guillama

Noel Guillama
CEO

Noel J. Guillama – Chairman, President & Chief Executive OfficerMr. Guillama is a nationally recognized expert in healthcare management and operations. He has participated in a number of public companies as merchant banker, principal shareholder, founder or strategic advisor; primarily in healthcare, construction, real estate and information technology.Prior to PWeR, Inc., Mr. Guillama was Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. of West Palm Beach, Florida, (AMEX:MDF) from its inception in January 16, 1996 to February 1, 2000. Metropolitan, at the time of Mr. Guillama’s departure, realized revenues of $119 million (USD). Post Mr. Guillama’s departure MDF was acquired in 2012 by Humana, Inc. for an estimated $800 million (USD).Prior to this, Mr. Guillama was Vice President of Development for MedPartners, Inc. (NYSE:DRX), a Birmingham, Alabama-based physician practice management company with revenues of over $5 billion at the time of his departure.Prior to MedPartners, he served as Director and Vice President of Operations for Quality Care Networks, Inc.; a South Florida-based comprehensive group practice with seven offices. For nearly 10 years prior to this, Mr. Guillama served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Tektonica, Inc. At that time Tektonica was a diversified company with interest in construction, real estate, mortgage financing, and trucking in South Florida. Mr. Guillama remains in his position as Chairman of Guillama, Inc. a successor to Tektonica to this date.Mr. Guillama is a member of the Patient-Centered Primary Care Collaborative (www.pcpcc.net) and served for a time as a member of the legislative committee. He is or has been also a member of the American College of Health Care Executives, the Healthcare and Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS), the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), and the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). Mr. Guillama continues to hold active licensure as a Building Contractor, Real Estate Broker, Mortgage Broker, and Insurance Broker in the State of Florida and held a NASD registration from 1990-1995.An active proponent of education, Mr. Guillama serves as immedidate past chairman, director and executive committee member of the Palm Beach County Community College Foundation. In addition, Mr. Guillama has for the last 14 years served as chairman (2010-2011), a director (since 2002), past executive committee member, and treasurer for the Florida International University Foundation (FIU Foundation), a direct support organization that currently manages and administers over $150 million for the advancement of Florida International University and its objectives. At FIU, Mr. Guillama also served as a director and treasurer for the Wolfsonian Museum and as the Chairman of the Finance and Investment Committee. Further, he served as chairman for the Academic Committee and is currently a member of the Audit Committee, the Academic Policy Committee, the Student Affairs Committee, and the Biomedical Engineering Advisory Board. He is also a graduate of the FIU Center for Leadership, Global Leadership Program of 2009. Mr. Guillama has also served on the Board of Directors for Junior Achievement of the Palm Beaches, the Palm Beach County Education Commission and the Education Advisory Committee of the Village of Wellington.A community advocate, Mr. Guillama has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Western Communities Business, Technology and Education Advancement Board, Inc. (BTE), and as past director of the Palms West Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Additionally, he is a member of the Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County, the Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Wellington Rotary Club. Mr. Guillama has been a member of the Glades Healthcare Foundation past Trustee of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida. The campus-like facility, which services central and western Palm Beach County, sits on a spacious 94 acres and features 175 beds.On a more national level, Mr. Guillama has lent his experience in healthcare and in growing a small business as past member of the United States Chamber of Commerce Small Business Council which represents the issues affecting small businesses throughout the country.Mr. Guillama is the beneficiary of numerous awards of distinction, some of which are from the Lion’s Club, Leukemia Society of America, Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, and American Diabetes Association. Mr. Guillama is a graduate of Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) Birthing of Giants Entrepreneurial Leadership Program (1997 – 1999).Mr. Guillama is a prolific inventor with dozens of patents issued and pending from the United States Patent and Trademark Office.Mr. Guillama was born in Havana, Cuba and has been a resident of Palm Beach County, Florida for over forty years.
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NetFoundry

Galeal Zino

Galeal Zino
Founder

Galeal is the Founder of NetFoundry. Roles prior to NetFoundry include Founder and President at LocalReplay, VP of Strategic Engineering at Teleglobe and VP of Software Development and Engineering at ITXC. Galeals teams helped develop and engineer the world’s largest VoIP network, and have built global collaboration services. Galeal has been awarded eight patents for the software and platforms powering those services, and the patented software currently powers the services of many of the world’s top communications providers. Galeal was born in New York, graduated from Bucknell University and currently resides in the Charlotte, NC area with his wife and their four children.
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New North Search

Nancy Alexander

Nancy Alexander

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North American Volvo Group

Evandro Silva

Evandro Silva
Connected Vehicle Services, Manager

Evandro Silva, Connected Vehicle Services, Manager has more than fourteen years of experience with quality, reliability and customer service for heavy duty diesel engines. Silva has held positions in Brazil and the U.S.Silva has worked for the North American Volvo Group for seven years, the first three of which were spent at Volvo Powertrain. He now works with Volvo Group Trucks North America and is responsible for developing new connected vehicle and IoT services and tools for dealers and customers.Silva has a mechanical engineering degree from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil and a Master of Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Engineering in reliability engineering at the University of Maryland. He has been an SAE member for 13 years.
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OATH

Don Malloy

Don Malloy
Chairman

Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. OATH is an industry alliance that has changed the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication used by most companies today.Malloy has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a security technology consultant working with companies, including VASCO Data Security with their security and authentication business. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security (Oberthur) and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Infineon Technologies. Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has M.S. level degrees in Organic Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He resides in southern California and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling around this beautiful world.
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ON Semiconductor

Steven Dean

Steven Dean
Sr. Manager Business Marketing

Steven Dean has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and medical device fields, now leading ON Semiconductor in Business Marketing in their Medical and Wireless Division. Past appointments have included, Director of Business Development at Medtronic Corporation, Director of Marketing at Texas Instruments, and Director of Segment Marketing of Freescale Semiconductor. Steven obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, with postgraduate work in Business. Steve’s leisure pursuits include spending time with his wife Kathy and now three grown children, sailing in the tropics, brewing beer and wrenching on one of his classic automobiles.
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OpenFog Consortium

Lynne Canavan

Lynne Canavan
Vice President of Marketing

Lynne Canavan is the Vice President of Marketing for the OpenFog Consortium, the global nonprofit working to solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT. There she leads global initiatives to drive market growth and engagement for fog computing and networking in IoT. Previously, Lynne was Vice President of Program Management for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) where she oversaw the activities of the Consortium’s Working Groups, member services and broader ecosystem initiatives. She joined the IIC from IBM, where she spent 17 years focused on new initiatives with IBM’s largest alliance partners.
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Oracle

Douglas Tait

Douglas Tait
Director

Setting the telecommunications marketing strategy for Oracle and the industry, Mr Tait is defining and building out the Service/Application infrastructure for Next Generation Networks. As Global Director of Marketing for Oracle Communications, Mr Tait is driving the strategy and tactics for Service Delivery Platforms, Service Brokering, and WebRTC. Prior to Oracle, Mr Tait was the director for Global Telecom Markets at BEA and founded the JAIN initiative defining Java™ technology for communications at Sun. He organized international standards, community, and user group meetings for creating standards and driving the communications market toward standard based interfaces, platforms, and protocols.
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Oracle

Travis Russell

Travis Russell
Director, Network Security, Technical Product Management

Travis Russell has been in telecommunications more than 35 years, with experience in radio, voice and data networking. As a cyber security professional and technologist, Mr. Russell has a long career focused in telecommunications cyber security and fraud, with expertise in SIP, SS7, and Diameter technologies. He participates in a number of standards bodies and trade associations, including the GSMA, IETF, CTIA, ATIS, and is currently the chair for the FCC Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) working group 3, focused on security. Mr. Russell has authored several technical books, including “Signaling System #7,” “Session Initiation Protocol,” “IP Multimedia Subsystem,” and “LTE Signaling With Diameter,” all published through McGraw-Hill. His book, “Telecommunications Protocols” is still used in colleges and universities today for teaching the fundamentals of telecommunications, and is printed in four languages.Mr. Russell holds several patents and patents pending focusing on cyber security and fraud solutions, and has lectured at colleges, universities, and industry events all over the world. He is currently Director of Cyber Security at Oracle Communications.
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Philips

Alan Bugos

Alan Bugos
CTO - Head Of Technology and Innovation

As Head of Technology and Innovation for Philips Home Monitoring (Philips LifeLine), Mr. Bugos manages Engineering, R&D, IT and global technology operations and is responsible for designing and implementing technology/systems for next-generation healthtech devices, products and managed care services for connected alerting, monitoring and health informatics within the “connected home for connected care” for Philips’ global customer base. Alan brings to Philips Home Monitoring over 25 years of hands-on engineering and IT leadership experience in telecommunications, mobile and Internet technologies, data solutions, IoT (the Internet of Things), software and hardware development and systems integration, and has held executive management roles at Vonage, iBasis, Inc., MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and GTE Laboratories (now Verizon Laboratories).He was the recipient of GTEs highest technical merit award, the Warner Award for Technical Achievement for pioneering DSL data networks in 1997, has published over 45 technical papers, holds several patents, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Mr. Bugos received a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and continued postgraduate study at Tufts University. He is an avid bicyclist and enjoys flying as an Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor.
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Plantronics

Arun Rajasekaran

Arun Rajasekaran
Director of Engineering

As Director of DSP Engineering for Plantronics, Arun Rajasekaran provides strategic guidance and leads internal and external teams working on embedded software (firmware, DSP, and IoT) development. In addition, he is also responsible for leading the company’s enterprise and consumer wearable communication product architecture, design, and development efforts. This includes spearheading global engineering efforts related to the conceptualization of next generation connected wearable tech platforms. Previous to Plantronics, Rajasekaran was an engineering manager at Blackberry, where he led embedded systems teams in the United States and Canada. Additional positions that have contributed to Rajasekaran’s more than 23 years of experience include vice president of engineering at Xingtera, and director of engineering at Ikanos Communications. Rajasekaran holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and a BE (Honors) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
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Pod Group

Sam Colley

Sam Colley
CEO Pod Group USA

Throughout his career, Sam Colley has focused on business development within the mobile data connectivity market, specializing in the M2M and IoT sectors. Within Pod Group, he has focused on identifying and targeting growth markets which contribute directly to the geographic and financial expansion of the company. Sam is now CEO of Pod Group USA based in San Francisco, California, where he is responsible for all divisions of Pod Group in the US, Canadian and South American markets.
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Princeton University

Arsalan  Mosenia

Arsalan Mosenia
Research Associate

Arsalan Mosenia received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2012, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, in 2014 and 2016, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Niraj K. Jha. Upon the completion of his Ph.D., he joined Profs. Mung Chiangs (Purdue University) and Prateek Mittals (Princeton University) research groups as a postdoctoral research associate. He is also affiliated with Center of Information Technology and Policy (CITP). During his Ph.D., he investigated several security and privacy challenges of different IoT-enabled systems, namely implantable and wearable medical devices, smartphones, and industrial/home automation systems. As a postdoctoral research associate, he is currently exploring potential security threats against Internet-connected vehicles. Hi research lies at the intersection of Internet of Things (IoT), information security and privacy, and machine learning. His studies resulted in several academic papers, currently submitted to or published in top-tier conferences and IEEE Transactions, and five U.S./Provisional Patents.
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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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QuantumIOT

Kenneth Lowe

Kenneth Lowe
Partner

Kenneth Lowe is currently a partner of QuantumIOT, an IOT systems integrator. Ken formerly served as Global Director of Business Development for M2M platforms within Gemalto, a digital security company based in France.  An electrical engineering degree, coupled with a variety of unusual military and business experiences, set Ken apart from the typical technology executive. He is an effective leader, an engaging speaker, and a technologist with a flair for making complex topics both interesting and relevant for non-tech executives.Ken has over 20 years of experience designing and delivering large-scale systems and solutions for enterprises. His engagements have taken him to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, visiting six of the seven continents and over 50 countries.  He began his career with Accenture, working in Washington D.C in the telecommunications sector.Ken holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland College Park.  During his studies, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a paratrooper and communications specialist. Ken is on the board of directors for Artreach, a Dallas non-profit organization focused on providing access to the arts for underprivileged youth and seniors in managed-care facilities.
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RSA

Riaz Zolfonoon

Riaz Zolfonoon
Technical Lead, Emerging Technology Group

Riaz Zolfonoon is an RSA Distinguished Engineer and leads the Emerging Technology group at RSA. He is responsible for defining the strategic vision for IoT security and collaborates closely with other divisions of Dell Technologies on IoT initiatives. Prior to this role, Riaz was responsible for the technical direction and architecture for RSA Identity products. Previously, he worked on a number of security technologies such as PKI, Multi-Factor Authentication, Web Access Management, and Identity-as-a-Service. Riaz is a co-inventor on 12 granted patents.
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SAP

Pushkar Ranjan

Pushkar Ranjan
Internet of Things Evangelist

Pushkar works in the global SAP Internet of Things Go-To-Market team at SAP doing sales, marketing, business development, sales enablement, and community engagement with prospects, customers, partners and developer ecosystems for the Internet of Things. Pushkar has worked with SAP for more than 16 years across disciplines of product management, strategy consulting and operations management in areas of customer engagement, enterprise performance management and the manufacturing industry. Pushkar has academic degrees of a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management with a focus in the areas of Information Systems, Strategy and Marketing. Prior to that he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology. Pushkar has also completed a design thinking course at Stanford as part of his work at SAP and states that he is a student for life.
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SensorInsight, LLC

Joey Bernal

Joey Bernal
Co-Founder and President

Joey is a co-founder and President of SensorInsight, an Internet of Things company working toward a vision of usable and affordable IoT sensors and solutions with a focus on cities, agriculture, and industrial applications. He is responsible for guiding the direction of the company from both a strategic and technical view. He focuses on leveraging the ever-expanding ecosystem of partners and providers to deliver seamless IoT end-to-end solutions. Joey is also Managing Partner of SensorInsights parent company, Element Blue, where he helps drive operations and the technical direction of the company. Previously, Joey was with IBM where he was the Chief Programmer of IBMs Smarter Cities platform, the Intelligent Operation Center. He is a frequent speaker and the author of several books on architecture and development.
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ServiceMax from GE Digital

Lubor Ptacek

Lubor Ptacek
VP, Product Marketing

Lubor leads the Product Marketing function at ServiceMax, with a broad spectrum of responsibilities ranging from messaging, product launches, and market intelligence to thought leadership, analyst relations, and customer leverage programs. Prior to joining ServiceMax, Lubor led corporate-wide product marketing at OpenText, the leader in Enterprise Information Management. During his tenure, OpenTexts revenue grew from $725 million to $1.9 billion and the company completed more than 20 acquisitions. Before OpenText, Lubor worked at EMC, Documentum, and Novell. From 2011-2015, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM). Lubor is an accomplished presenter and recognized thought leader with active social media presence. He holds a Computer Science degree from the Technical University Ilmenau, Germany and an MBA from Santa Clara University in California.
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SIGFOX US

Allen Proithis

Allen Proithis
President, North America

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

Christian  Legare

Christian Legare
Director, IoT OS Platform

Christian Legare is Director, IoT OS Platform at Silicon Labs. He joined Silicon Labs through the Silicon Labs acquisition of Micrium Inc. a leading provider of embedded software, including the uC/OS real time kernel, where he was the CTO since 2002. Prior to Micrium, he was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his 22 years in the telecom industry, he has served as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in the engineering and R&D fields. He also currently serves as President and Chairman of the IPSO Alliance, where he provides guidance on the embedded systems industry to the IPSO Alliance to advance the mutual goals of making IoT a reality. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.
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SmartCityWorks

Robert Mazer

Robert Mazer
Founder

Bob Mazer is co-founder of Smart City Works, a company created to galvanize innovation and enable commercialization uniquely focused on improving civil infrastructure (the “built environment”) and livability in cities. Through the creation of a new class of business accelerator -- a business “actuator” -- Smart City Works helps startups and mature companies transition new ideas or inventions into viable growing businesses that deliver high-impact solutions to make cities smarter, safer, and more resilient. He is a passionate and seasoned entrepreneur and attorney with multi-decade experience in developing creative and innovative strategies to obtain value from emerging market opportunities. Bob was instrumental in the conception and founding of iBiquity Digital (terrestrial digital radio), iXnet (Global VPN), Ondas Media (European satellite radio), Assure Space, LLC (insurance underwriter), and most recently Apio Systems, Inc. (telematics). Bob has a special talent for identifying unique business opportunities and creating the strategies and building the teams to make them a reality. Bob has created value through and for angel investors, strategic partners, private equity, and venture capital. Bob was an Equity Partner at the international law firm of Vinson and Elkins. At the law firm he established and grew the Telecommunications Practice and represented numerous clients developing and implementing innovative telecommunications technologies. Bob received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and a J.D. degree from the American University.
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SPEC Sensors, LLC

Edward Stetter

Edward Stetter
GM/CFO

Mr. Stetter is the Co-Founder and General Manager of SPEC Sensors, LLC, a Silicon Valley based developer and manufacturer of advanced electrochemical gas sensors that enable distributed, high performance environmental sensing in the IoT. Mr. Stetter is also General Manager of KWJ Engineering Inc., a leader in gas sensing solutions and supplier of SPEC Sensors to Smart Cities projects like the Array of Things. Mr. Stetter has over a decade of experience at the forefront of the new wave of environmental sensing. Mr. Stetter has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Chicago Kent College of Law, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois.
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Spectramesh

John Hooks

John Hooks
President and CEO

John Hooks is President and CEO of Spectramesh, Inc. Spectramesh combines wireless advances with the emerging technology of blockchain in a core router capable of communicating across a mixed spectrum of wireless TCP/IP, Bluetooth, and IoT spectra – a first for router devices. Additionally, each unit has a built-in functional web server and data store that can host edge computing applications and support backless server support. Mr. Hooks is also a Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologist and Venture Capital/Private Equity Advisor and Council Member in the Technology and Telecommunications Practice of the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), and an Advisory Board Member to several emerging Blockchain, and Big Data/IoT and AI companies.His past experience includes executive positions at Accenture, LLP, Anderson Consulting, and IBM Corporation.
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Syniverse

Mary Clark

Mary Clark
Chief Corporate Relations Officer and Chief of Staff

As Chief Corporate Relations Officer and Chief of Staff, Mary Clark leads Syniverse’s global external and internal communications, which includes managing all public relations functions and serving as the company’s primary spokesperson, and she also oversees cross-functional alignment across Syniverse’s business. Previously, she was Chief Marketing Officer and also served as Senior Vice President, Next-Generation Roaming Services and Standards, and Senior Vice President, Roaming. Prior to joining Syniverse, in a career in mobile that has spanned more than 20 years, she held several executive-level positions at MACH, CTIA-The Wireless Association, Cibernet and Cellular One. Within the mobile industry, Ms. Clark is an Associate Director for the Competitive Carriers Association, is on the board for CTIA Wireless Foundation, and also serves on the CMO Council North America Advisory Board. She also speaks frequently on industry topics and has presented at such conferences as Mobile World Congress, and her insights have been featured in such publications as Global Telecoms Business. Among her many accolades, Ms. Clark most recently was named to the National Diversity Council’s “Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology” list in 2016 and 2017, and Mobile Marketer’s “Mobile Women to Watch 2016” list. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from the University of Delaware.
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Tech Mahindra

Ravindra Singh

Ravindra Singh
Regional Head- Strategic Relationships

Ravindra is a seasoned Technology evangelist and business development executive with rich industry experience. His focus areas range from IoT and Cloud to Blockchain and Analytics. He is a frequent speaker at various Tech Mahindra as well as external forums. He is part of leadership team driving Watson IoT & Bluemix consumption within Tech Mahindra. Ravindra is an Electronics and Communications Engineer with an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur, India. He is part of Tech Mahindra’s prestigious Global Leadership Cadre.
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Techolution

Hariharan Anantharaman

Hariharan Anantharaman
Chief Architect- IoT

Hariharan is a Tech-enthusiast with 14+ years of experience in Software Industry. He currently serves as the Chief Architect – IoT of Techolution Inc., which is based out of New York, NY . He currently resides at Hyderabad India. At Techolution, Mr. Hariharan is responsible for over all solution design ,technical delivery of IoT implementations and guides sales and Pre-sales team on various technical aspects and decision making. He is an expert in Azure platform and has architect-ed and and implemented IoT solutions on smart cities, Industrial asset management and smart farming. Prior to joining Techolution, Hariharan founded his IoT based start up named “OnRue Technology Solutions” (www.onrue.com) and developed their product “Datawheels”. Hariharan has played significant role in leading IT services organizations, and architect-ed several E-commerce and Insurance solutions.
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Telus

Heidi Wilson

Heidi Wilson
IoT & Complex Solutions

Heidi Wilson is a market strategist with over 15 years in all aspects of B2B commercialization, from partnerships and channel management to sales and marketing. At TELUS she is currently responsible for global growth of the Internet of Things; she has also previously championed for TELUS the introduction of mHealth, workforce mobile applications and Managed Mobility. Her current area of focus is as commercial lead on emerging IoT opportunities with complex cross-border requirements, including Connected Car, eSIM and Global Data MVNOs. She also created and launched the TELUS IoT Marketplace, a bill-on-behalf partner ecosystem, and Canada’s first “over the top” partner program for IoT solutions connected to the TELUS network. Prior to her time in the wireless industry, she opened new lending markets in Oil & Gas at GE Capital while developing innovative new financing products for their customers, and served as product manager for a variety of start-up technology companies. Passionate about market-centric strategies, translating market need into profitable growth, and cooperative go-to-market models, she most often finds herself in emerging business-to-business markets where confusion is rampant and a clear commercial strategy is essential. Heidi received her MBA from McGill University in 1999, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in her home state of Indiana.
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The Silent Intelligence

Daniel  Obodovski

Daniel Obodovski
Founder & Co-Author

Co-Author of “The Silent Intelligence: The Internet of Things”, Innovation Advisor and Keynote SpeakerThe Internet of Things technology is changing our world. Just in the past 24 months the way people interact with devices has altered your customer’s expectation on an emotional and practical level. How your company responds to this evolution will predict your company’s future profitability.Daniel’s expertise cuts through the “tech buzz” to help business leaders create innovative and profitable M2M or IoT ideas, product and services and business models. His provocative, highly informative keynotes are known for his concrete take-a-ways for the C-Suite audience.
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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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Twin Oaks Computing

Nina Tucker

Nina Tucker
Co-Founder

Nina is the co-founder of Twin Oaks Computing, and has the current responsibility to use her extensive software expertise to create and manage customer and partner relationships for Twin Oaks Computing. Nina has over 20 years experience designing, developing, testing, and deploying large complex software systems used in critical military and industrial applications. Her work over the last decade has focused on the infrastructure components of these complex systems, including connectivity, data centric communications, and cyber security.Nina has a strong passion for both engineering and education.Nina was born in South Florida and grew up with local small business owners. She started her career with G.E. Aerospace (now Lockheed Martin) in Valley Forge, PA as an entry level software engineer. Over the next fifteen years, Nina worked on a number of programs developing and maintaining a variety of large and complex software systems, in a various technical roles, from system administrator, to senior software engineer, to software engineering manager. Nina co-founded Twin Oaks Computing in 2005, and has personally worked and held responsibility for all roles of the company during its growth since inception.
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Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd.

Ken Herron

Ken Herron
Chief Marketing Officer

Cool Hunter Ken Herron increases global brands’ revenue and market share by using technology to develop stronger emotional connections between businesses and their customers. A top-ranked IoT expert by Onalytica.com and Postscapes.com and the fourth most-followed CMO worldwide on Twitter, Ken is Chief Marketing Officer of Singapore-based intelligent IoT messaging company Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd. A graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Marketing Management Program in Palo Alto, California, Ken earned his Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona and his Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and German from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Ken is a popular author and frequent speaker on using technology to accelerate business’ revenue regrowth. Listen to him share the latest technology-fueled social marketing news, trends, tools, and best practices every week on the Social Solutions show — broadcast every week on Modern Life Network in the US and Channel Radio in the UK, with all shows available on iTunes. Connect with Ken on Twitter at @KenHerron.
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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 10 years Tom was 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

Scott Scheuber

Scott Scheuber
Director, Product Management

Scott Scheuber is a Product Management and Business Development leader with of over 17 years of experience in wireless and location based solutions. He directs Product Management at U.S. Cellular--developing and managing a robust industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and Value Added Services (VAS) portfolio for business and government customers. Scott has previously managed the consumer and home business as well as the developer API program at U.S Cellular. As a Director of Product Management at HERE (formerly NAVTEQ and subsidiary of Nokia), Scott led teams responsible for new product creation and go-to-market for all map and location content products in North America. Prior to Nokia, Scott was the Manager of LBS Strategy and Product Management at Garmin International. He innovated across advanced location technologies and managed worldwide pricing and forecasting for Garmin’s smartphone portfolio while leading Garmin-Asus accessory product management. Before pioneering Garmin’s LBS initiatives, he was the Mobile Product Manager and Engineering Business Development Manager responsible for the launch and lifecycle management of several Windows Phone smartphones and the growth of Garmin’s mobile navigation application business.
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V-2-X

Kevin Kostiner

Kevin Kostiner
CEO/Co-Founder

Kevin Kostiner is an IoT and Wireless Industry tech industry leading strategic thinker driving transformational advances for companies and organizations looking to understand, deliver top end ROI and make a difference in this massive IoT ecosystem.Kevin’s vision looks to identify todays opportunities & tomorrow’s possibilities. He has been focused for many years on helping build, diversify & develop companies, expanding operations into new technologies, markets and regions. Most recently, Kevin was Senior Vice President IoT Connectivity of beamSmart. As a member of this startups leadership team, Kevin directed beamSmarts national strategy including operations, partnerships, and sales & business development efforts.Since January 2016, Kevin has also been providing IoT consulting services through his consultancy The IoE Strategist. Kevin is also a public face of the IoT speaking to groups, trade show keynotes & panels. He is also an industry followed writer & blogger and subject matter expert for press interviews & research reports.
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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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Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory

Hiep Pham

Hiep Pham
Vice President of R&D

Hiep Pham is currently the Vice President of Research and Development at Virtium, a highly reliable storage and memory solution company serving the Industrial Market. With a strong passion for Artificial Intelligent and the Internet of Things (IoT), he joined Virtium to spearhead the Industrial IoT- Intelligent Storage product road map and its development. Prior to his role at Virtium, Hiep was the president of R&D for Uniden San Diego (a division of Uniden Japan) and founder of a number of start-up technology companies. He co-founded and successfully built WIDCOMM, which was later acquired by Broadcom, into a world leader in Bluetooth software platform solutions. Hiep owns many technology patents, and was awarded San Diego’s E&Y’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2002.
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Watson IoT Platform, IBM

Veeru Ramaswamy

Veeru Ramaswamy
Vice President,

As the Vice President of the IBM Watson IoT Platform, Veeru oversees the technical development & deployment, specific offerings, business development, marketing and sales for IBM’s IoT Platform business. Veeru has been in the technology space for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s built incredibly complex and innovative systems with large organizations such as Comcast, Cablevision, Bell Labs, and General Electric (GE) and has been part of many startups. As the Technology Leader for Digital Industries at GE, he was one of the first two to build GE digital from the ground up at San Ramon, California, and was one of the initial and core architects and innovators for GE Predix. Some of his groundbreaking technology innovations at GE have been extensively covered by the media.Prior to IBM, Veeru served as the Senior Vice President of Big Data and Data Science (Chief Data Officer) for Cablevision, one of the largest cable companies in the U.S. During his time at the company, he was responsible for the development of big data platforms across the enterprise both on-premise and in the cloud, along with advanced data analytics, mining and engineering, and data technology capabilities that drove significant business impact. Veeru has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Madras, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
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Wibu-Systems USA

Marcellus Buchheit

Marcellus Buchheit
President and CEO

Marcellus Buchheit is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc., located in Edmonds, WA where he resides. Marcellus earned his Master of Science degree in computing science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. In the same year, he co-founded Wibu-Systems together with Oliver Winzenried. As the original architect of the company’s successful WibuKey, CodeMeter, and SmartShelter product lines, he is well known in his field for his expertise in designing innovative techniques to protect software against reverse-engineering, tampering, and debugging. The products he designed have never been cracked by hackers in multiple public global contests. Marcellus is an active member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he is involved with security, trustworthiness, and monetization initiatives. He is one of the editors and authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework document. He is a frequent invited speaker at industry events, and has accepted many industry awards on behalf of Wibu-Systems, including the CODiE awards in 2014 and 2009 in recognition by the SIAA of CodeMeter as the best Digital Rights Management Solution.
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Woodside Capital Partners

Greg Mischou

Greg Mischou
Senior Partner & Managing Director

Greg began his career in investment banking in 1993. Prior to joining with Woodside Capital Partners in 2007, Greg was a senior sell-side semiconductor analyst for Alex. Brown and UBS through 2000 and then a portfolio manager/technology analyst for GLM Capital Advisors and Engemann Asset Management on the buy side. In his various investment banking roles, Greg has been involved with many M&A advisory, private placements, initial public offerings, and follow-on offerings.Prior to entering investment banking, Greg worked in business development and product management for Intel. He was a member of the team responsible for the introduction of the Pentium microprocessor and oversaw product management of the i486 microprocessor. From 1985 to 1988, Greg worked at Digital Equipment as a semiconductor engineer.Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
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ZOHO Corporation

Sudhakar S Marthi

Sudhakar S Marthi
Vice President Global Business Development

Sudhakar S Marthi, Vice President, Global Business Development, Zoho Corp.Sudhakar S Marthi began his sales & marketing career with Zoho Corp., in 2000. Today, he is handling Global Business Development activities of ZOHO Corp product divisions viz., WebNMS M2M, Zoho.com; Manage Engine and WebNMS . At Zoho, Sudhakar has designed and executed various marketing and branding initiatives which set the stage for the group’s consistent and growing performance. He is also working closely with SIs and MSP partners for the business promotion of ZOHO Corp products / applications.Sudhakar started his career more than 27 years ago and was employed with SICO, Toshniwal Bros and Toshbro for 15 years prior to joining Zoho Corp., Sudhakar holds a Masters in Science (Physics) from Annamalai University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from LIBA, Chennai.****
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Moderator List

Ryan Martin (Moderator)

Ryan Martin (Moderator)

ABI Research
Principal Analyst

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging transformative technologies, including augmented reality (AR), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firm’s Smart Manufacturing and Enterprise IoT research. Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan 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. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Ryan is frequently quoted and published in a variety of industry and business media, including BBC, CIO, ComputerWorld, CyberTrend, E-Commerce Times, FastCompany, International Business Times, LA Times, PCWorld, TechNewsWorld, TechRepublic, Time Magazine, VentureBeat, Forbes and WIRED. He is also a regular speaker at client and industry events, and a judge for major awards programs such as the CES Innovation Awards and the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Ryan 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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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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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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