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AizoOn US

Robert Dolci

Robert Dolci
President

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

John Feland

John Feland
CEO

John is the award-winning founder and CEO of Argus Insights, new type of market intelligence company, founded by tech industry veterans seeking to connect the dots between technology innovation and consumer adoption. Argus Insights sits between traditional research firms and social analytics companies to provide focused and actionable analysis on where consumers are taking the market, who is winning and why. John holds an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An expert in consumer response to technology, John is a frequent speaker and is quoted in major publications such as Forbes, WSJ, San Francisco Chronicle and industry trade publications.
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Aware 360

Robert Forget

Robert Forget
CTO

Robert Forget currently serves as the CTO for Aware 360. In this role, Mr. Forget is key in technology research and integration reviews including both devices and software. Robert also manages technology partners and strategic sales efforts for custom solutions leveraging the Aware360 platform. Previously Mr. Forget worked for Vecima Networks Inc., in positions of increasing responsibility starting in business development and moving through the organization as Director of Sales, AVP of Product Management and finally as VP of Telematics. Robert ran his own consulting firm from 2000-2004, specializing in electronics design and systems implementation. Robert has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Saskatchewan, an MBA and is a certified Professional Manager. Mr. Forget currently serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Institute of Management and has been active on the boards of many organizations from such diverse areas as technology associations, housing developments, politics, and not for profits.
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Axis Communications

Vince Ricco

Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Axis 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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Bsquare Corporation

David McCarthy

David McCarthy
Director of Products

Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Senior Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes.
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Canaccord Genuity Research

Mike Walkley

Mike Walkley
Managing Director, Senior Equity Analyst

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord Genuity specializing in Internet of Things/Connectivity Technologies. According to TipRanks, he was ranked #2 out of 3617 analysts for performance of his stock recommendations in 2014 and #13 in 2015. Mike has over 15 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked No. 3 stock picker for communications equipment for 2004 by Starmine and No. 5 stock picker for telecommunications equipment for 2004 by the Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.
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Covisint

David Miller

David Miller
Chief Security Officer

David Miller, Covisint’s Chief Security Officer, is an internationally renowned cloud identity and security thought leader. Covisint provides a leading Cloud Platform for building Identity and Internet of Things (IoT) applications – facilitating the rapid development of identification, authorization and connection of complex networks of people, processes, systems and things within the automotive, manufacturing, oil and gas industries – amongst others.Miller has over 20 years of experience in identity management and information technology, and is a visionary in federated identity and access management. Miller has built Covisint’s information security organization, developed policies and procedures and helped design secure solutions enabled by Covisint’s platform. Being with Covisint since its inception, he architected the federation offering within the Covisint platform and implemented the first true identity network for the global automotive industry. He was recently named by FORTUNE magazine as an “identity visionary” and has spoken at numerous conferences in various industries and has also testified before the U.S. Senate regarding e-prescribing of controlled substances (testimony which helped shape new laws). Miller’s experience comes from more than 20 years in the information technology and automotive industries. Prior to Covisint, he served as Director of Operations for General Motor’s TradeXchange, managing the implementation and architecture of GM’s automotive exchange. Previously, Miller was Chief Architect for Secureway, an IBM division that provided security to e-business initiatives. His experience also includes being Director of Technology for Dascom (later purchased by IBM) and as an Enterprise Architect at EDS in Detroit, where he supported GM business systems, he is a member of the Executive Security Action Forum and was a chair for the HIPAA Compliance Work Group.
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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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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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InField Group

Christopher Celiberti

Christopher Celiberti
Vice President

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

Michael  Crawford

Michael Crawford
Partner

Michael Crawford has over 20 years of investment banking and operating experience. During his investment banking career, Michael has executed mergers and acquisitions and raised equity and debt capital through both private placements and public offerings. Michael’s primary focus is on the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries, with a particular specialization in data centers, Internet of Things (IoT) and XaaS cloud-based businesses. Michael’s approach to deal-making combines strong analytical and communication skills with a belief that successful bankers are facilitators who develop creative, pragmatic and balanced solutions that meet the needs of buyer and seller, company and investor.Prior to joining Q Advisors, Michael spent five years with Level 3 Communications, a Fortune 500 telecommunications service provider, where he held leadership positions in Corporate/Business Development, Sales Management, and Marketing. Prior to Level 3, Michael was an investment banker with Prudential Securities in New York, as well as with two leading boutique firms in Denver.Michael has been actively involved with non-profit organizations in Colorado. He previously was on the Board of the Colorado Soccer Association, Parkinson Association of the Rockies and ArtReach. Michael received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Senet

Dave Kjendal

Dave Kjendal
CTO & VP, Engineering

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President Engineering Dave Kjendal is a senior executive with over 18 years of experience in high-tech innovation management and complex product development. He is a successful leader of large multi-site teams that have delivered dozens of leading-edge LAN/WLAN product lines, embedded and application software designs as well as ODM and OEM development models with responsibility for research and design, product management and product marketing. Prior to joining Senet, Kjendal has held leadership positions with industry-related technology companies – Extreme Networks as Senior Vice President Engineering, Siemens Enterprise Communications as Senior Vice President, General Manager, and as Engineering Architect for Enterasys Networks. Kjendal received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of New Hampshire and Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.
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Swiss Re Management (US) Corporation

Craig Copland

Craig Copland
Digital Catalyst Senior VP

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

Robert Lutz

Robert Lutz
VP Marketing and Business Development

Robert Lutz is the director of product management and business development at Systech Corporation. This business provides modular IoT/M2M gateways and services for a variety of markets. Previously, Mr. Lutz was a product director at LSI, responsible for DPI network security devices. Mr. Lutz has also held engineering, product management, and marketing positions at Iomega, Hifn, and National Semiconductor. Mr. Lutz has presented at various conferences and technical seminars, directed marketing activities for the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), and participated in technical standards activities for IEEE and ANSI. Mr. Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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Tellient

Tristan Barnum

Tristan Barnum
Co-Founder, CMO

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

Vicki Barbur

Vicki Barbur
Technology Transfer Officer

Vicki A. Barbur, Ph.D., is currently supporting the Technology Transfer Office, The MITRE Corporation, where she works closely with the organizations engineers, scientists and the MITRE Research Programs to stimulate innovation and facilitate collaboration among researchers, academic institutions and federal laboratories interested in developing MITREs innovations. As a not-for-profit organization that operates federally funded research and development centers (FFRDCs), MITRE offers expertise in a wide range of technologies, from big data to human language technology to wireless communications, and transfers successful technology directly to its government sponsors or to industry through licensing, including commercialization and open source. Prior to joining MITRE in October 2016, Barbur was the Senior Vice President & Chief Technical Officer at Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC). Her efforts at CTC focused on building and directing the company’s technical capabilities, overseeing research and development activities, and maintaining a sound plan of technical organization.Dr. Barbur earned a Ph.D. in physics from Imperial College, University of London, and a MSc in Applied Statistics from the University of Oxford, both in the UK. She also holds an Executive MBA in global executive leadership from Amos Tuck Business School, Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire as well as a BSc in Physics from Imperial College, University of London.
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Tourmaline Labs

Lukas Kuhn

Lukas Kuhn
CTO

Dr. Lukas Kuhn is founder and CTO of Tourmaline Labs, a San Diego based company that engineers context-aware, driving behavior analytics that provides deep insight into how and why people drive the way they do. This enablesautomotive, insurance, telematics, and fleet industries to derive next-gen driver-behavior intelligence from embeddedhardware and plug-in devices as well as mobile phone applications to power behavior-based decision making. Lukas designed the Tourmaline Lab platform to offer valuable contextual driving behavior intelligence that reconcilesdriving-data with the driving-environment to provide meaningful and purposeful behavior scoring. Prior to foundingTourmaline Labs, Lukas served at Qualcomms Research & Development Center as Senior System Engineer developingcontextual Intelligence technologies and systems designed to enhance and coordinate user outcomes. In 2010 Lukasobtained a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the Technical University of Munich. Since then he has published over 35peer-reviewed research articles, holds 16 US patents and he actively participates in number of industry related committees.
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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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Wind River

Kamal Desai

Kamal Desai
Product Line Manager

Kamal holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and is currently a Sr. Product Line Manager in the Core Platforms Group at Wind River. With over 16 years of experience in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Kamal often gives technical presentations and workshops about IoT enabling platforms, demonstrating new approaches for cloud-based development and management that provide far greater flexibility for how organizations can build and run IoT infrastructure. His focus over the past few years has been the use of open source in embedded applications, their secure deployment in the Internet of Things, with a special emphasis on the implementation of container technologies in IoT systems.
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Woodside Capital Partners

Adam Tilow

Adam Tilow
Associate Director

Adam Tilow is an Associate Director at Woodside Capital Partners, where he focuses on M&A transactions for companies within Internet of Things, Industrial IoT, Smart Factories and Smart Cities. Adam is involved in all aspects of originating and executing transactions, including financial modeling, analysis and company valuation, identification of corporate buyers and financial investors, and due diligence. Mr. Tilow also regularly writes industry research reports on his coverage sectors. Prior to joining Woodside Capital, Adam was an Associate with Wunderlich Securities on their Investment Banking team in Newport Beach, California. He was previously a Senior Analyst with Moss Adams Capital in Irvine, California on their Investment Banking team. He also worked in the investment banking group at Waveland Capital Group in Irvine, California and with UBS Financial Services in San Diego, California. Adam has closed over 25 M&A transactions, debt and equity capital raises for middle market clients. Adam received his Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from San Diego State 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

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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