KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

10:00AM | Tuesday, July 12

Alex Brisbourne

CEO
KORE

KORE

10:00AM | Tuesday, July 12

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

» Keynote Presentation by KORE

10:30AM | Tuesday, July 12

Mike Finnerty

SVP/General Manager, Platform Products and Partnerships
The Weather Company

The Weather Company

10:30AM | Tuesday, July 12

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

» Keynote Presentation by The Weather Company

11:00AM | Tuesday, July 12

James Euchner

VP, Global Innovation
Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

11:00AM | Tuesday, July 12

 

» Keynote Presentation by Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

11:30AM | Tuesday, July 12

Chris Penrose

Senior VP, IoT Solutions
AT&T

AT&T

11:30AM | Tuesday, July 12

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

» Keynote Presentation by AT&T

10:00AM | Wednesday, July 13

John Horn

CEO
Ingenu

Ingenu

10:00AM | Wednesday, July 13

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

» Keynote Presentation by Ingenu

10:30AM | Wednesday, July 13

Shekar Ayyar

Corporate SVP of Strategy & Corp Development
VMware Inc

VMware Inc

10:30AM | Wednesday, July 13

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

» Keynote Presentation by VMware

11:00AM | Wednesday, July 13

Larry Wall

CEO
Eurotech

Eurotech

11:00AM | Wednesday, July 13

Larry Wall joined Eurotech in 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. As such, Larry is responsible for overseeing the operations, sales, and results of the organization as it delivers industry leading hardware, software, and services to enable the Internet of Things and embedded computing in the North American market. Larry joined Eurotech from AT&T where he led a business unit responsible for providing end-to-end mobile and M2M solutions to AT&T customers. Larry had profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities including sales, product management and development, professional and managed services, technology and delivery partnerships, and go-to-market strategies with over $100M combined annual revenue. Larry's leadership experience includes scalable and value-based sales and delivery models, "top-of-stack" cloud-based products and services, thought leadership activities, and building high-performing teams and organizations. Prior to joining AT&T in 2010 when his firm was acquired, Larry was a founding partner of inCode/inCompass Telecom, a consulting and service provider to mobile operators and enterprises globally. Larry led the mobile solutions business where he launched new products and services, grew revenue and profit, and served as executive sponsor with major clients. Larry's career also includes start-up formation and growth, and strategic business transformation. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master's in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.

» Keynote Presentation by Eurotech

11:30AM | Wednesday, July 13

Gary Davis

Chief Consumer Security Evangelist
Intel Security

Intel Security

11:30AM | Wednesday, July 13

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he works closely with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also oversees Intel Security's online safety education to educate businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into easily understandable and actionable advice. During his 5+ years at the company, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education. Gary has appeared on several business, security and consumer lifestyle media outlets, including CNBC, NBC, FOX, and CBS Bay Area stations; and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, CSO Magazine, and PC World. Prior to joining Intel (then McAfee), he held senior management positions for more than 15 years in technology companies. Gary serves on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).

» Keynote Presentation by Intel Security

 

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