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
Senior Analyst

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

Jack Chadowitz

Jack Chadowitz
President

The presenter Jack Chadowitz, has over 40 years experience in implementing SCADA, PLC and DCS systems as well as experience in Software Development and Engineering in both Industrial Controls and military systems. He has designed controllers and data gathering devices and Internet gateways for these devices.Jacks extensive experience as a software engineer as well as a controls system integrator provides him with a deep insight into ICS vulnerabilities from both the ICS systems use and their design. Jack has worked in his fields of expertise in the US, Europe, Israel, South Africa and the Far East.Jack presented a paper at Cyber Tech 2015 on Gas Station tank gauge vulnerabilities. In January 2015 Jack worked with H.D. Moore of Rapid 7 whose report to ICS-CERT exposed t exposed tank gauge vulnerabilities.Jack is President of BostonBase Inc., which developed and markets Kachoolie devices that are used to communicate with and protect legacy Internet Connected Devices
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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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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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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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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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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

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
SVP, Strategy & Corporate Development

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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Decisiv

Dick Hyatt

Dick Hyatt
President and CEO

President and CEO Dick Hyatt has more than 25 years of experience building, managing and growing early stage technology companies, including SAGE Systems, Automation Partners, Hayes-Ligon (sold to ADP Dealer Services) and Amteva Technology (sold to Cisco Systems). Prior to his tenure at Decisiv, Mr. Hyatt was a Director of Marketing in Cisco’s Unified Communications business. Mr. Hyatt is responsible for all aspects of building a world-class team of industry and technology experts, and delivering high-quality, profit-improving products and services leading to long-term customer satisfaction.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Innovation Women

Bobbie Carlton

Bobbie Carlton
Founder

Bobbie Carlton, founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, is an award-winning marketing, PR and social media professional who has worked in the high tech arena for more than 30 years. From Business Intelligence to networking, from CAD/CAM/CAE to PLM, and just about every tech in-between, Bobbie has been involved with both startups and industry giants. In 2008, she started her own company…the first one. Carlton PR & Marketing is a boutique agency servicing a wide variety of technology startups and small companies. Innovation Women is an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements. Mass Innovation Nights (MIN) is a social media powered new product showcase. MIN has launched more than 1000 new products which have received a combined $2.1+ billion in funding. In 2010 she was called 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.
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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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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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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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MACH 37

Mary Beth Borgwing

Mary Beth Borgwing
Executive Entrepreneur

Mary Beth Borgwing joins MACH 37 as the Cyber Executive Entrepreneur for the Accelerator 2.0. Currently, Mary Beth serves as a managing partner at CyberBridge Group, a cybersecurity advisory firm bridging the leadership gap and providing cybersecurity SME for new cyber products for venture investment and Fortune 1000 clients. Borgwing has served as executive leadership, CEO and board member of several technology and security companies.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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V-2-X

Kevin Kostiner

Kevin Kostiner
CEO/Co-Founder

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Verizon

Uzair Siddiqui

Uzair Siddiqui
Sr Product & Marketing Manager IoT - Connected Solutions

Mr. Siddiqui is a Senior Product and Marketing Manager at Verizon focused on Internet of Things (IoT) Products and Services covering all aspects of IoT strategy, design, implementation and operations. Mr. Siddiqui has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry focused on product management and marketing of innovative technology solutions for enterprise customers. Mr. Siddiqui has spoken at numerous webinars and industry events. He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA. He also holds a Certificate of Professional Development from Wharton School of Business.
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Verizon Wireless

Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson
Channel Manager - IoT

Doug Wilson is an Internet of Things Evangelist and Speaker and Moderator on the Internet of Things solutions and markets. He has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through the partnerships with Verizon. Doug works with many new and emerging IoT companies that are developing Internet of Things (IoT) products or cellular connected solutions in an advisory capacity to provide a completely connected IoT solution. Doug has had a successful career with Verizon as an IoT/M2M Technical Specialist, Verizon Partner Program Manager, Data Sales Account Manager and Data Sales Engineer and has won several awards for his efforts. Prior to that Doug worked for Verizon Business on the Sales Engineering Team as a Network Equipment Sales Specialist. Doug has had an extensive career in voice and data communications sales and engineering with numerous enterprise class organizations such as Belkin, Microsemi, Avaya, and NEC. Doug started off his technical career by serving our country in the US Air Force as a Communications Specialist where he achieved Management and Outstanding Team Chief awards.
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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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Moderator List

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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