KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Jennifer Singh

Director, Applied Innovation
Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters

From strategy to execution, Jen makes innovative ideas become product realities. As a Director within the Applied Innovation team at Thomson Reuters, Jen has a constant eye on the emerging technology landscape to generate product and partnership opportunities. She partners both internally and externally to conceptualize ideas, build proof of concepts, deploy prototypes and deliver revenue generating products. After starting her career in financial services, Jen has since worked across Thomson Reuters in a variety of strategic and operational roles.

Jen is a graduate of Georgetown University and holds a B.S. in Finance and Accounting. She also earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Jen currently volunteers as the City Director of House of Genius Atlanta, a community that helps entrepreneurs overcome challenges. She resides in Atlanta, Georgia, is a weather nerd, and big fan of group fitness.

Kris Alexander

Chief Strategist, Connected Devices & Gaming
Akamai Technologies

Akamai Technologies

Kris Alexander is the Chief Strategist focused on Connected Devices and Gaming at Akamai Technologies Inc. He is currently responsible for Akamai's strategy for connected consumer electronics, and gaming and interactive entertainment software. Kris joined Akamai in 1994 as the Senior Product Manager who created and launched the Akamai Media Delivery Solution. He advanced to become Product Line Director, where he developed multiple strategies and managed many teams to successfully launch many new solutions and products including the Akamai HD Network with HD for Flash, HD for iPhone/iPad, HD for Silverlight, and Media Analytics, and Akamai Electronic Software Delivery Solution. He worked closely with many businesses over the years as partners and customers of Akamai, including Apple, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, Nokia, Blizzard, EA, Viacom, and Fox.

Prior to Akamai, Kris held several positions with Genuity (formerly BBN Networks) including Director of Marketing and Strategy and Product Manager. He also worked as an independent Marketing and Business Consultant focused on business strategy and products across of range of businesses including Parker Guitars, Turbine Games, WarCry Network, NaviSite, and Lahey Clinic. In 1999, he founded an independent record label, Empire Underwater Records in Boston which promoted and released music of local artists nationally.

Kris has spoken at multiple industry conferences such as CES, E3, GDC, Cebit, and Digital Hollywood, on topics such as Interactive Entertainment, Gaming, Digital Media, and Connected Devices.

He holds a BSE in Computer Engineering and BSBA in Marketing from Northeastern University and an MBA in Entrepreneurship from Babson College.

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan

CTO
RSA

RSA

Dr. Zulfikar Ramzan serves as the Chief Technology Officer, responsible for leading the development of RSA's technology strategy and bringing to market the innovations that help protect RSA customers from the growing number of advanced threats.

Prior to joining RSA, Dr. Ramzan served as Chief Technology Officer of Elastica and, preceding that, as Chief Scientist of Sourcefire (acquired by Cisco in October 2013). Before joining Sourcefire via its acquisition of Immunet in 2010, he was Technical Director of Symantec's Security Technology and Response division.

He has co-authored over 50 technical articles, and two books including Crimeware: Understanding New Attacks and Defenses, Addison-Wesley Professional, 2008. He also has over 50 granted patents. Dr. Ramzan was selected and served as General Chair of Crypto 2010, the premier conference in the field of Cryptography, Dr. Ramzan has a BA in Computer Science and Mathematics from Cornell and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT. His doctoral advisor was Professor Ronald L. Rivest, who co-founded RSA Data Security.

George Mulhern

CEO & Chairman Of The Board
Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

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.

Stephen Mellor

CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium

Industrial Internet Consortium

Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams. He also co-chairs both the Definitions, Taxonomy and Reference Architecture workgroup and the Use Cases workgroup for the NIST CPS PWG (National Institute for Standards and Technology Cyberphysical System Public Working Group).He is a well-known technology consultant on methods for the construction of real-time and embedded systems, a signatory to the Agile Manifesto, and adjunct professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, ACT, Australia. Stephen is the author of Structured Development for Real-Time Systems, Object Lifecycles, Executable UML, and MDA Distilled.Until recently, he was Chief Scientist of the Embedded Software Division at Mentor Graphics, and founder and past president of Project Technology, Inc., before its acquisition. He participated in multiple UML/modeling-related activities at the Object Management Group (OMG), and was a member of the OMG Architecture Board, which is the final technical gateway for all OMG standards. Stephen was the Chairman of the Advisory Board to IEEE Software for ten years and a two-time Guest Editor of the magazine, most recently for an issue on Model-Driven Development. Click on the link to see Stephen talk about the Industrial Internet Consortium.

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John Rossman

Digital and Internet of Things Strategy and Execution and Author, Amazon Way Blog and The Amazon Way on IoT

Amazon Way Blog and The Amazon Way on IoT

John Rossman is the author of The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Principles for Every Leader from the World's Leading Internet of Things Strategy, and a Managing Director at Alvarez and Marsal, a global professional services firm. Mr. Rossman is an expert at crafting and implementing innovative and digital business models and capabilities, including internet of things. He is a sought after speaker on creating a culture of operational excellence and innovation. Prior to A&M, John was an executive at Amazon.com where he launched the third party selling platform, and ran the merchant services business. Mr. Rossman's blog is www.the-amazon-way.com and can be reached at johnerossman@gmail.com.

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Henry Mittelman

Founder, CEO Advisory Partners, LLC

CEO Advisory Partners, LLC

Henry has coached and advised hundreds of CEOs, business owners, management teams, and entrepreneurs, to successfully improve their business and personal performance. He is the founder of CEO Advisory Partners LLC, a certified business coach, advisor, and best selling author of UnSTUCK for GOOD! His weekly online newsletter UnSTUCK TODAY - Actionable Insights for the Successful CEO, is read by more than 3500 business leaders worldwide. Henry brings more then 30 years of performance improvement experience to his clients. He developed and operated Loehmann's, one of the countrys most successful national specialty retailers, was managing director of KPMGs national retail transaction practice, and was President of AGENTA Partners, a professional services firm he co-founded with the former Chairman of Wachovia Capital Finance and the former President of JP Morgan Business Credit.

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Dr. Ted Myers

Co-Founder and CTO, Ingenu

Ingenu

Dr. Myers is a recognized expert in wireless communication systems and digital signal processing theory. Prior to co-founding Ingenu, Dr. Myers was a founder of CommASIC, where he developed the WBSP processor and its first application to the 802.11 a/b/g physical layer. Based on this architecture, the resulting chipset was a first-pass success and industry best in cost and power consumption, which led to the acquisition of CommASIC by Freescale Semiconductor in 2005. While at Freescale Semiconductor, he applied the WBSP processor architecture to various other wireless applications. Earlier in his career he led and/or contributed to numerous other physical layer designs for cellular applications and government satellite systems. Dr. Myers holds a Ph.D. and B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland at College Park.

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Mary Beth Hall

Director Global IoT Product and Development, Verizon Wireless

Verizon Wireless

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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Tao Zhang

Director, OpenFog Consortium; and Distinguished Engineer, Cisco , OpenFog Consortium / Cisco Systems

OpenFog Consortium / Cisco Systems

Dr. Tao Zhang is a Cisco Distinguished Engineer, IEEE Fellow and Board Director of the OpenFog Consortium. Dr. Zhang joined Cisco in 2012 as the Chief Scientist (Senior Director) for Smart Connected Vehicles. Since then, he has led initiatives to develop strategies, architectures, technology, and eco-systems for IoT and Fog Computing. He is a Founding Member of the OpenFog Consortium, the CIO and a Board Governor of the IEEE Communications Society, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Vehicular Technology Society. He holds over 50 US patents and has co-authored two books "Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy" (2012) and "IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks" (2004) published by John Wiley & Sons. Prior to Cisco, Dr. Zhang was Chief Scientist and Director of Mobile and Vehicular Networking at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research). He was a founding Board Director of the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA) and has served on the advisory boards for several R&D organizations. He was a co-founder of the IEEE Communications Society Technical Sub-Committee on Vehicular Networks and Telematics Applications and served as Chair from 2013 – 2015. He has been an adjunct professor at multiple universities.

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