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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Acyclica

Daniel Benhammou

Daniel Benhammou
CEO

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Aeris

Syed Hosain

Syed Hosain
Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks, development programs, and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering, and a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. He has over 35 years’ experience in the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design, and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National, and ESS Technology. He has presented papers and participated on panel sessions at conferences on machine-to-machine (M2M) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and cellular technologies for M2M / IoT. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), Chairman of the Global M2M Realization Forum (GM2MRF), and is on the Board of the Mobility Development Group (MDG). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
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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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Akamai Technologies

Kris Alexander

Kris Alexander
Chief Strategist, Connected Devices & Gaming

Kris Alexander is the Chief Strategist focused on Connected Devices and Gaming at Akamai Technologies Inc. He is currently responsible for Akamais 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.
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Amazon Way Blog and The Amazon Way on IoT

John Rossman

John Rossman
Digital and Internet of Things Strategy and Execution and Author

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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Anaren

Kieron Gillespie

Kieron Gillespie
Sr. Systems Software Engineer

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

Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl
President, IoT Group

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

John Curran

John Curran
President and CEO

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Aware360

Robert Forget

Robert Forget
CTO

Robert Forget currently serves as the CTO for Aware360. 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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Ayla Networks

Rod McLane

Rod McLane
Sr Director Product Marketing

Rod is an accomplished cloud/SaaS marketing pro with over 20 years experience helping companies maximize customer value. He has improved revenue growth and built brands for startup and enterprise technology companies alike.
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Blue Sky Network

Kambiz Aghili

Kambiz Aghili
CEO

Mr. Aghili is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Blue Sky Network, LLC. He also serves as a Managing Partner / co-founder of Kerwood Capital Partners and spends his time between La Jolla and Los Angeles. Blue Sky Network is an industry-leading provider of mission-critical fleet management and tracking solutions serving private, commercial, and government customers worldwide. Blue Sky Network deploys innovative satellite-based communication solutions that help aviation, marine, and land/mobile customers track and manage their assets in real-time in over 50 countries, resulting in improved safety, security, operational efficiency, and profitability. Blue Sky Network’s interactive web portal, SkyRouter, offers extensive tracking, communication and asset management functionality using its unique and easy to use graphical interface. Founded in 2001, Blue Sky Network is headquartered in San Diego, California with customers and distributors worldwide.
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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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BullGuard

Paul Lipman

Paul Lipman
CEO

Paul Lipman is CEO of BullGuard, the leader in Smart Home Cybersecurity. He has extensive experience building and leading security and consumer technology companies, most recently leading BullGuard’s acquisition of IoT security company, Dojo Labs.Before joining BullGuard, Paul was CEO at iSheriff, a recognized cloud security innovator. Prior to this, he held the CEO role for Total Defense, a high growth consumer security business, which was acquired by Untange in 2014. Paul has also worked in leadership positions at Webroot, Keynote Systems and Accenture.Paul holds an MBA from Stanford and a Bachelors in Physics from Manchester University. Outside of work, Paul is an avid snowboarder and amateur astronomer.
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Business Insider

Jessica Smith

Jessica Smith
Senior Research Analyst

Jessica Smith is a Senior Research Analyst at Business Insiders subscription research arm, BI Intelligence. Smiths research focuses on how emerging technologies are creating new platforms and disrupting legacy platforms. Her most recent reports include the Voice Assistants Landscape report, and the Virtual Reality Report. Smith has been writing about the technology industry for the past decade, and has a bachelors and masters degrees in technology from Syracuse University.
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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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CENTRI

Grant Asplund

Grant Asplund
Vice President of Sales and Business Development

As Vice President of Sales and Business Development, Grant brings more than 30 years of leadership and experience in sales, marketing, business development, and management in enterprise software to CENTRI. Prior to CENTRI, Grant was Director of Evangelism for Blue Coat Systems, Inc. for several years and most recently was named Account Manager, where he managed several fortune 1000 accounts. Prior to that Grant was Head of Market Development and Sales for Altor Networks which was acquired by Juniper Networks. Before joining Altor Networks, he was Vice President, Enterprise Sales for Neustar. Earlier, he was president and CEO of MetaInfo and successfully sold the company to Neustar. Grant was the worldwide Senior Product Evangelist for Check Point, which he joined after the company acquired MetaInfo in 1998.
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CEO Advisory Partners, LLC

Henry Mittelman

Henry Mittelman
Founder

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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Cholawsky & Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld
Managing Partner

Lee Gruenfeld is a Managing Partner of the Cholawsky & Gruenfeld SaaS/IoT consulting firm, and is a Principal with the TechPar Group in New York, a boutique consulting firm consisting exclusively of former C-level executives and Big Four partners. He was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Support.com, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SaaS division he created for a technology company in Las Vegas, national head of professional services for computing pioneer Tymshare, and a Partner in the management consulting practice of Deloitte in New York and Los Angeles. Lee is also the award-winning author of fourteen critically-acclaimed, best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction, and is the technology columnist for Newsmax.com.
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Cisco Systems

Wes Sylvester

Wes Sylvester
Director, Digital Transformation

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

George Mulhern

George Mulhern
CEO

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

Kent Woodruff

Kent Woodruff
Chief Security Officer

With over 28 years in the IT field, Kent has experience with a wide variety of technologies and the business processes within large enterprises. He applies a keen understanding of industry trends and regulatory/compliancy standards, leveraging his experience in demonstrating vulnerabilities of wireless networks and how such vulnerabilities can be mitigated. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, Kent was Chief Security Analyst for Motorola AirDefense and has held many senior positions with notable security companies including Atrysk Security, Credant Technologies, Foundstone Inc. (acquired by McAfee), Qualys Inc. and Savant. He is a frequent speaker at regional and national security conferences and guest lecturer at Universities and Hacking Workshops. Kent holds a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Maryland.
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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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Cypress Semiconductor

Richard Barrett

Richard Barrett
Senior Product Marketing Engineer, Automotive Wireless Technology

Richard Barrett is an industry veteran with over 30 years in technology. He has been driving WLAN & Bluetooth technology innovation into automotive and mobility markets for the past 16 years. He is part of the automotive wireless technology team at Cypress Semiconductor, coming over as part of Cypress’ recent acquisition of the wireless IoT business of Broadcom, where he had worked since 2004. Currently, he is focused on bringing the latest wireless semiconductor technology to vehicle infotainment, telematics and V2X applications, as automobiles become an integral part of the Internet of Things. Barrett holds degrees in physics, mathematics and philosophy, as well as a Masters in Engineering Management from The George Washington University.
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Cypress Semiconductor

Brian Bedrosian

Brian Bedrosian
Vice President of Marketing

Brian Bedrosian is the Vice President of Marketing for the IoT business at Cypress Semiconductor, where he is responsible for the company’s emerging Internet of Things business for Embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart. He has 20 years of experience in digital communications and wireless technologies.
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Decisiv

Michael Riemer

Michael Riemer
VP Products and Channel Marketing

Michael is a successful serial entrepreneur of B2B software and technology companies based in the Washington, DC area. He has more than 30 years of experience across a variety of industries (financial services, transportation, telecommunication), technologies (mobile, SaaS, PaaS, IIoT/telematics/diagnostics, open-source software, voice/handwriting recognition, content management, and information security) and executive management roles (products, marketing, business development). Michael is currently VP Products and Channel Marketing for Decisiv Inc. Michael is helping Decisiv pioneer a new, more strategic approach to asset maintenance called Service Relationship Management. He is a recognized industry thought leader around the intersection of Industrial IoT and commercial asset management. Michael has authored many articles covering service value chain optimization, asset maintenance, big data, IIoT and service event management and is also a frequently requested speaker and commentator in online and print interviews. Before joining Decisiv, Michael was the Chief Product Officer of ZoomSafer Inc – one of the first distracted driving applications. He also has been involved in several ventures focusing on enterprise mobile device security, mobile music/entertainment, and open-source telco back-office solutions. Michael began his career in 1986 with Certus (one of the first anti-virus solutions) and since then has been involved in several mobile related enterprises including the handwriting recognition software in the Apple Newton (ParaGraph International), and seven years (’93 to ’00) leading products, services, handset and application management at Nextel.
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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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FieldLogix

Yukon Palmer

Yukon Palmer
CEO

Yukon founded FieldLogix in 2002 and has built an innovative telematics and workforce management solution. He has lead the development and commercialization of an award-winning IoT platform. The company now supports companies such as Trane & Coca Cola and has customers throughout the US.
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Gemalto

Juan Lazcano

Juan Lazcano
North American Vice President of M2M for Gemalto, North American

Juan Lazcano currently Vice-President of M2M for North American is working to develop the M2M and security portfolio to device manufacturers and system integrators. With a strong expertise in mobile communication, Lazcano was the Vice President of Sales for the Telecommunication business handling mobile payments accounts and innovative connectivity projects starting back in 2010. Prior to this he held various positions within Gemalto since 1998 after joining the leader in digital security. Juan has contributed to the Telecommunications team in business development and marketing roles in the U.S and in Latin America. Before joining Gemalto, Juan was an internal systems consultant and Internet service manager for Monterrey Tec. He also spent a year as a consultant for Softtek helping enterprises to optimize or create their networks and computer resources. Juan received a Bachelor’s degree in electronics and a Masters degree in Management of Information Systems, both from Monterrey Tec.
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Gemalto

Chris Moorehead

Chris Moorehead
VP Strategic Accounts

In Chris’ 9 years with Gemalto, he has concentrated on the M2M/IoT industry to establish and grow relationships with Gemaltos cellular module and solution customers, with a focus on M2M pioneers in North America and strategic partnerships within the Western Region. Gemalto’s global culture and worldwide presence has provided Chris the opportunity to develop a true international perspective of the M2M/IoT industry.
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Get Wireless

Terra Bastolich

Terra Bastolich
VP of North America

Terra is a true advocate for M2M/IOT technology; she has spent over 16 years of her career focused in the connectivity space; working directly with major OEM’s, tier one operators and distributors. She has held strategic leadership roles in both Sales and Marketing for key hardware providers in IOT. Terra joined the Executive team as Vice President of Marketing at GetWireless in 2016; an award-winning Value-Added Distributor of cutting-edge IOT Connectivity Solutions (MN FAST 50 and INC 5000). Terra is an industry veteran and has been recognized by numerous industry publications for her thought leadership in the wireless industry; including Connected World Magazines Women of M2M and “IOT Now Magazine”.
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GetWireless

Matt Rose

Matt Rose

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Google

Rick Whitt

Rick Whitt
Director for Strategic Initiatives

Richard (Rick) Whitt currently is Corporate Director for Strategic Initiatives at Google. Most recently Rick has been responsible for guiding the Google Access entity’s approach to working with governmental bodies to deploy communications infrastructure, with a focus on wireless access platforms and radio spectrum policy. Rick also has been actively engaged on various Google initiatives concerning the Internet of Things (IoT), machine intelligence, and long-term digital preservation.From 2012 to 2014, Rick was vice president for global public policy and government relations with Motorola Mobility, a Google company. Prior to joining Motorola, Rick served as Google’s director and managing counsel for federal policy, overseeing the Companys strategic thinking on issues such as privacy, cybersecurity, intellectual property, Internet governance, free expression, and international trade. In his first five years with Google (2007-2011), Rick headed up the public policy team on telecommunications issues. Among other achievements in that role, he led Google’s advocacy on open Internet, broadband deployment, and spectrum policy. Rick also guided the Company’s participation in the 700 MHz spectrum auction, involvement in TV White Spaces spectrum allocations, and launch of Google Fiber.Prior to joining Google, Rick founded and headed NetsEdge Consulting, a public policy consulting firm that provided legal analysis, regulatory strategy, and advocacy counsel to Web companies. From 1994 to 2006, Rick worked in the legal department at MCI Communications, where he most recently served as vice president for federal law and policy. Rick previously spent over five years as an associate attorney in the communications practices of two large Washington, D.C.-based law firms.Rick is a 1988 graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, and a 1984 graduate of James Madison University. He currently resides in Mountain View, California.
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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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Industrial Internet Consortium

Stephen Mellor

Stephen Mellor
CTO

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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Industrial Internet Consortium

Rajive Joshi

Rajive Joshi
Principal Solution Architect - Real-Time Innovations

Dr. Rajive Joshi, is the co-chair of the Connectivity Task Group at the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and the Principal Solution Architect at Real-time Innovations (RTI). He recently won the IIC’s highest honor, the Individual Achievement Award, for his work in co-authoring the IICF. He is the lead author and editor of the IIC’s Connectivity Framework (IICF), a co-author of the IIC’s Industrial Internet Reference Architecture (IIRA), a co-author of the IIC’s Industrial Internet Vocabulary (IIV), the primary author of a book on sensor data fusion and has over 55+ publications. He is also the co-inventor of nine patents, and the co-developer of RTI’s flagship product: the Connext DDS databus. He has received the RTI’s top honor the “Excellence Award multiple times. He holds a Doctorate in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) and his work on multi-sensor data fusion in robotics and computer vision was awarded the best doctoral thesis at RPI, and also the best paper at the IEEE Multisensor Fusion conference.
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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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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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Ingenu

John Horn

John Horn
CEO

John Hon 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.
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Inmarsat

Chuck Moseley

Chuck Moseley
Senior Director of Global Sector Development

Chuck Moseley joined Inmarsat in January 2003 with more than eighteen years of sales, sales management and business development experience in Communications and specifically in SCADA Communications. As Senior Director of Global Sector Development, he is responsible for the global sales of Inmarsat’s portfolio of M2M products and services through the indirect sales channels and for the expansion of those indirect sales channels. He has worked across a broad range of sectors, though his deepest experience lies with Oil & Gas and other energy-related verticals.Before joining Inmarsat, Chuck spent fifteen years in corporate sales and consulting roles with Aurion Technologies, a pioneer in web-based SCADA systems, and with GTE and Lucent Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from North Texas State University and a Master of Sciences in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.
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Intel

Louis Desroches

Louis Desroches
Product Line Manager

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Itron

Odealya Price

Odealya Price
Product Manager

Ms. Odealya Price – Product Manager – Itron IoT, has 10 years of IoT experience across the utility, mining and public safety. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Energy & Sustainability Policy from the University of Denver. Residing in Raleigh-Durham, NC she is an active member of IEEE, Society of Women Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers
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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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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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Libelium

Ana Sancho

Ana Sancho
Account Manager

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Mera Software Services

Vladimir Beloborodov

Vladimir Beloborodov
Senior Solutions Manager

Vladimir Beloborodov is Senior Solutions Manager at Mera Software Services, Inc. He is leading local and remote teams of technical experts responsible for Unified Communications and Telecom, mobile and desktop apps, IoT, and other technical domains. Vladimir joined Mera in 1998, and since then was working as sustain engineer, senior designer, project manager, technology prime, and CTO. He has rich experience and knowledge in the UC / Telecom area. In the last five years, Vladimir is an often invited speaker at major international events, covering topics related to WebRTC, mobile technologies, and IoT. His professional interests and passion also include such areas as user experience and accessibility of software, engineering of hybrid cross-platform applications, wearables. Vladimir graduated from the State Technical University of Nizhny Novgorod, Russia, and he holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Computer and Information Sciences.
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Meshify

Dane Witbeck

Dane Witbeck
Cofounder and President

MESHIFY co-founder & President working at the intersection of hardware and software. I believe in decisions based on data. Fostering a culture of innovative problem-solving and independent thinking is a goal I am working on everyday. I build products that have the potential to make a large impact for many people and/or organizations.Im also a husband and father of two little guys that are a lot of fun!
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Micrium

Christian Legare

Christian Legare
EVP/CTO

Christian Legare holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. In his 22 years in the telecom industry, he was involved as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in Engineering and R&D. Christian was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Legare is presently Executive Vice-President and CTO with Micrium, home of uC/OS, the real-time kernel. He is currently in charge of the end-to-end Internet of Things strategy.
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Mobelisk Technology

Dennis Hamann

Dennis Hamann
CEO

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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Mocana

Dean Weber

Dean Weber
CTO

With more than 30 years of experience in information and physical security, he leads Mocana as Chief Technology Officer after serving as director and cyber solutions enterprise architect at CSC. His background includes Chief Technology Officer at Applied Identity, which was sold to Citrix. Earlier, he was Chief Security Architect at Teros; a leading manufacturer of application security gateways, also acquired by Citrix. He was responsible for developing and implementing solution deployments including assessment and intelligence gathering at TruSecure/ICSA Labs (now Verizon Business Security Solutions). Mr. Weber helped found a large Midwestern reseller-integrator specializing in secure architectural design and deployment for both public- and private-sector clients, and he served for many years as its technical vice president. Additionally, he spent several years in the U.S. Navy working in physical and electronic security. Mr. Weber is a frequent speaker at information security events such as InfoWorld, ITEC, InfoSec Europe, InfraGard, Secret Service Security Roundtable, ISSA, and various focus engagements.
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Morgan Lewis

Ronald Del Sesto

Ronald Del Sesto
Partner

Ron Del Sesto represents technology companies on a broad range of issues including corporate, financial, regulatory, and cybersecurity. Ron also advises financial institutions, private equity firms and venture capital funds with respect to investments in the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) sectors.n the TMT sectors, Ron counsels software, technology, and communications clients on e-commerce, cloud computing, cybersecurity, privacy, surveillance obligations, the provision of emergency services, and behavioral advertising, among other matters. His clients include: domestic and international providers of all forms of communications services, wireless, and enhanced services; service providers using emerging technologies; large end-users of telecommunications services; electronic commerce providers; Internet service providers (ISPs); trade associations; Internet portals; financial institutions; infrastructure projects (land and submarine networks); and providers of Internet-protocol-enabled applications and services, including leading providers of Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) services. Ron represents clients before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), state public utilities commissions (PUCs), and assorted foreign regulatory agencies.Ron advises communications carriers, venture capitalists, private equity, and other clients in connection with investments in the TMT sector, state and federal approvals for complex corporate transactions like debt and equity issuances, mergers and acquisitions, and other financing arrangements. He assists clients on numbering issues; Short Messaging Services (SMS); the Communications Decency Act (CDA); and FCC and state laws and rules concerning the provision of emergency 911 services using a multitude of technologies, including IP-enabled services in a variety of environments, such as corporate and university campuses that employ Multi-Line Telephone Systems (MLTS).Ron also counsels clients on privacy issues that implicate a myriad of federal statutes and rules, including the FCC’s Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) rules; retention marketing and “winback” rules; the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA); the FTC’s Identity Theft or Red Flag Rules; the Telemarketing Sales Rules; and the CAN SPAM Act. He advises clients with respect to the use of location-based data by mobile applications, assists clients in implementing “best practices” when handling personally identifiable information, and is familiar with the self-regulatory industry practices established by various trade associations as well as FTC rulings and other reports and analyses released by the FCC, the FTC, and state attorneys general that provide guidance to the industry. He also advises clients regarding state privacy laws, including data breach notification obligations, the Massachusetts Data Security Law, and similar state data security laws. His practice includes advising clients with respect to lawful surveillance obligations under federal and state law, including the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (ECPA), the Stored Communications Act, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the USA PATRIOT Act, and the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act (CALEA).Ron drafts and negotiates telecommunications and technology contracts on behalf of telecommunications operators, equipment manufacturers, and large telecommunications users. He works with Fortune 500 companies and other large, sophisticated telecommunications users negotiating and restructuring purchases of large packages of customized telecommunications and high-technology services. He also represents technology users in negotiating agreements in areas such as dark fiber leases and IRUs.Ron frequently speaks at industry events and writes on many different facets of the law, including cybersecurity and privacy, telecommunications policy, net neutrality, federal and state regulation of emerging services, access to wireline and wireless networks, and a myriad of other issues relating to Internet protocol-enabled applications and services. He is certified by the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) as an Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/US).Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ron was a partner in the corporate practice of another international law firm, where he was chair of the privacy and data security practice.
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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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Nokia

Randy Van Buren

Randy Van Buren
IoT Solutions Engineer

Currently focused on IoT service providers for cross-domain platforms spanning fixed, mobile, home, enterprise, and government, Randy serves as a Senior Solutions Engineer for Nokia. As a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, he has been involved with the largest operators in North America for identity, device, and subscriber profiles and their relationships across network access methods. Likewise, as a Senior Member of IEEE he is committed to standardization groups, academic rigor, and educational sharing of lessons learned. Randy holds a Certified Software Engineering Professional designation in addition to an MSEE from Duke and Physics BS from Lipscomb.
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Numerex

Shu Gan

Shu Gan
CMO

Shu Gan is responsible for product management, strategic market development and marketing for Numerex and has more than 25 years of management experience in the high-tech and wireless industries. Gan most recently served as corporate VP and GM of Strategic Solutions at Syniverse. Prior to Syniverse, he served as EVP at Aicent, a global leader in mobile data interconnection services, leading product management, marketing and global sales functions. Gan has also held executive positions for Danghong Technologies and FutureDial, both pioneering software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers. He holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physics from Peking University, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Georgia Tech, and an MBA from University of California at Berkeley.
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Oomnitza

Arthur Lozinski

Arthur Lozinski
CEO

Arthur is the founder and CEO of Oomnitza. Oomnitza helps companies keep track of and optimize all the machines that power their business. From IT equipment to IoT sensors, Oomnitza is working with enterprise customers worldwide to optimize Thing Management.Arthur founded Oomnitza in 2012, and under Arthur’s leadership, the company has achieved impressive milestones including signing hundreds of enterprise customers and building a world-class IT / IoT management platform.Before Oomnitza, Arthur spent time working at SAP and studied international business in Switzerland. He speaks German and Russian fluently.
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OpenFog Consortium / Cisco Systems

Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang
Director, OpenFog Consortium; and Distinguished Engineer, Cisco

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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Oracle

Carla Romano

Carla Romano
Director - Development, Data Warehouse and Big Data Analytics

20+ years in Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing, beginning with analytics for Oracle Financials and Energy products. Currently development director for Oracle Data Warehouse and Big Data for Industries, including Telecom & Media, Airline & Transportation, Retail & CPG, and Utilities.
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ORBCOMM

Ashish Chona

Ashish Chona
SVP of IoT Software Solutions

Mr. Chona’s responsibilities include sales and business development of ORBCOMM’s enterprise software solutions. His experience and areas of interest are Mobility, Location and Identification based technologies and services, Internet & Middleware technologies, Robotics, Enterprise software and Embedded systems.
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Parasoft

Arthur Hicken

Arthur Hicken
Chief Evangelist

Arthur Hicken is Chief Evangelist at Parasoft where he has been involved in automating various software development and testing practices for nearly 25 years.He has worked on projects including cybersecurity, database development, the software development lifecycle, web publishing and monitoring, and integration with legacy systems and maintains the IoT Hall-of-Shame http://bit.ly/iotshame and SQLi Hall-of-Shame http://bit.ly/sqlishame
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PWC

Anand Rao

Anand Rao
Innovation Lead, PwC Data & Analytics

Dr. Anand S. Rao is a Partner in PwC Advisor, with over 28 years of experience in industry. He is the Innovation Lead for US Analytics and is responsible for a team of practitioners who work with C-level executives, advising them on a range of topics including global growth strategies, marketing, sales, distribution and digital strategies, behavioral economics and customer experience, risk management and statistical and computational analytics. His experience spans primarily financial services, insurance, telecommunications, and healthcare. He has lived and worked with clients in Asia, Australia, Europe and Americas.He has co-edited four books, published over fifty peer-reviewed papers in conferences and journals, and is a frequent speaker at technology and business forums on analytics, AI, behavioral economics, and innovation. He served on the Organizing and Program Committees of International Journals, Conferences, and Workshops and is currently a Board Member of RIIA.
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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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Roambee

Sanjay Sharma

Sanjay Sharma
Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder

Sanjay Sharma, CEO and co-founder of Roambee, is transforming enterprise logistics and asset management with on-demand real-time visibility, tracking, and condition monitoring for goods and assets in-transit and in-field using IoT smart logistics. Sanjay’s innovative insights and business acumen have led Roambee to address a broad portfolio of enterprise challenges – not only for supply chain and in-field asset monitoring – but anywhere lack of real-time visibility creates inefficiencies and risk. Sanjay’s IoT vision has pushed the boundaries outside the four walls of global enterprise with patented hardware and software technology, which includes an array of sensor data, proprietary analytics, predictive reporting, and open APIs. Since its inception in 2013, Sanjay has led Roambee into new markets, impacting the P&L sheets of companies from every imaginable industry, including pharmaceuticals (safeguarding conditions), food/beverages (integrity of food source), chemicals (transportation on market vehicles), consumer electronics (shipment security), automotive (just-in-time visibility and insights) among just a few. While Sanjay has led the team in making revolutionary improvements to the sensor form factor and power management, his long-term sights continue to be focused on Roambee’s analytics platform to make predictions about the state of goods in real-time for benefiting the bottom-line. For example, temperature and humidity can be used to model spoilage while other features can confirm proof of delivery where transportation, legitimacy and location all experience a high-level of risk. The benefits of visibility, traceability and eventually predictability for asset management, have helped Sanjay build an impressive customer portfolio of more than 30 high-profile brands, including NASA, Caterpillar, GlaxoSmithKline, Unilever, Bacardi, DHL, and Schneider Electric among others. In addition, Roambee has a growing ecosystem of enterprise partners, including T-Systems, Oracle, Accenture, Syntel, Bellintegrator and WK Webster.Earlier this year, Sanjay successfully closed a $3.1M investment with Deutsche Telekom and other Silicon Valley investors – having raised $6M+ to date. Headquarter in Silicon Valley, Sanjay manages a team of 70 with offices in India, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, and coming soon in Brazil, China and Toronto with more than 150 customers around the world. In addition to Roambee, Sanjay has successfully co-founded and led two successful Silicon Valley technology startups - KeyTone Technologies, which was acquired by Global Asset Tracking Ltd and Plexus Technologies, which became an ICICI Ventures portfolio company. He has also been a part of the engineering teams at EMC, Schlumberger, and NASA.Sanjay has a Bachelors Degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Bombay, and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University.
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RSA

Zulfikar Ramzan

Zulfikar Ramzan
CTO

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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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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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Sequitur Labs

Phil Attfield

Phil Attfield
Co-founder & CEO

Philip Attfield brings a strong background in computing, networking, security and systems modeling. He has more than 20 years of industry experience in large enterprises and small entrepreneurial firms.Starting his career at Nortel, Phil was a member of its scientific staff and developed software tools and in-house products for modeling, synthesis and verification of telecom and network equipment hardware.Later, Phil founded Signal 9 Solutions, a firm that pioneered PC/desktop firewalls and created the Conseal brand of security products. Phil served as CEO until the company was acquired by McAfee® during the rapid broadband expansion phase of the Internet. Phil then joined the Phantom Works/R&D division of The Boeing Company where he led the team responsible for the development of a large-scale security policy and management framework.Other Notable RolesHis computer and network engineering experience has qualified Phil for a number of high profile roles in the field of digital forensics. He served as expert witness for the Department of Justice in the prosecution of United States v. Gorshkov, an international cybercrime case that serves as a bellwether case for subsequent prosecution of cybercrimes. Phil is a frequent keynote speaker at international security conferences and facilitated workshops and discussions for the G8 Crime in Cyberspace events in Germany and Japan.
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Sierra Wireless

Angel Mercedes

Angel Mercedes
Manager, Services Sales AirVantage IoT Platform

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 19 years of wireless sales experience initiating, developing, and managing sales relationships with customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. He is currently Manager, Services Sales North America, AirVantage IoT Platform for Sierra Wireless. Prior to joining Sierra Wireless, Mercedes held management positions with some of the most respected companies in the M2M/IoT and wireless communication industry: Sr. Manager M2M/IoT Business Development for T-Mobile USA, Head of Telematics for Telenor Connexion, M2M Business Development Manager for Arrow Electronics, and Director of Sales for Ericsson Inc. He also served as Sr. Technical Services Manager for Brother International Corporation and as RF Design Engineer for several engineering firms.Mercedes has a strong reputation and has been recognized for his expertise in the M2M/IoT industry. He has been invited speaker at many M2M/IoT related conferences and trade shows. Also has been interviewed by many wireless industry related publications and M2M/IoT industry analysts. The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) named Mercedes as one of the 2014 HITEC 100, an award that is given to the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry. Mercedes earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and International Business from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
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Siren Marine, Inc

Daniel Harper

Daniel Harper
Founder and President

Siren Marine founder Dan Harper brings a lifetime of professional boating experience to the company. Beginning his career afloat around age 7, Daniel rehabbed a boy scout project boat of his brother’s into a screened-in ‘camp-aboard’. With a green-stamp purchased two-speed electric trolling motor – Daniel became Captain Daniel. Electronics and programming entered the picture at age 13 learning to write code on an Atari 800 48kb RAM machine.While attending Florida State University, Daniel co-counded WA Image, a desktop Publishing company (1992). During this time, WA Image was an early pioneer in hypertext search software and began including a CD ROM with the medical and legal journals that provided the medical and legal offices with digital search tools through our proprietary software. Eventually the call of the sea became irresistable and Daniel followed the siren song to a career in the marine industry. Daniel has worked as a professional yacht captain for 20 years, with his career in the marine industry spanning many different capacities. Daniel has been a Sailing Instructor for more than 15 years, worked for Offshore Sailing School as Senior Instructor, and worked as the Project Manager on multiple award-winning classic boat restorations. In addition to owning and living aboard his Swan 42, Corban, he’s served on the celestial navigation training schooner, Ocean Star, traveling thousands of sea miles, as well serving as Navigator on many Bermuda Celestial Navigation ocean races.During this time as a maritime professional, Daniel recognized a universal problem embedded in boat ownership: these expensive assets spend the majority of their time untended, and bad things happen during this time. Potentially catastrophic things, but always inconvenient and annoying. These events are frequently preventable if the initial issue [like a low battery] was detected and communicated to the owner. Daniel set out to find a solution and what is now Siren Marine, the IoT of boating, was born.
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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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Tellient

Shawn Conahan

Shawn Conahan
Founder and CEO

Shawn Conahan is the Founder and CEO of Tellient, an analytics data marketplace platform for the Internet of Things. Tellient enables network operators to monetize the IoT data on their networks by transforming it into a sellable asset. The Tellient platform is a turn-key solution providing marketplace dynamics to generate revenue from data across the IoT ecosystem. Shawn has been an entrepreneur, senior executive and investor in the wireless, technology and Internet industries for over 15 years, having previously built and sold three companies. His industry experience ranges from digital media to wireless technology to big data where the common thread has been building platforms with broad applicability.
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Telus

Mark Thirman

Mark Thirman
IoT Strategist

Mark has over 30 years of experience in executive, business development, and sales roles gathered in a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, and networking companies. Currently at Vodafone, the worlds leading mobile operator and M2M market leader, Mark works on key M2M partnerships and channels. At mobile platform provider, Illume Software as VP Business Development, he evangelized mobile safety issues with telcos, software providers, government and trade groups, and corporations and helped raise nearly $8M in VC funding. Previously, Mark was the founder/CEO of AirPrint Networks, an early stage mobile software company where approximately $4M in VC funding was raised. Marks prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), VideoServer, VTEL, PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark is the board chairman (emeritus) for AccesSportAmerica, a national non-profit that adapts and teaches high-challenge sports to children and adults with disabilities (www.accessportamerica.org). Mark studied piano performance at Michigan State University and the Berklee College of Music. Mark has finished 12 slow Boston Marathons and is a married father of four kids ranging in age from 6 to 22. Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, AccesSportAmerica, MIT Enterprise Forum/Software Group, Weft. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of M2M/Connected Things and often lectures at MIT and Tufts.
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Terbine

David Knight

David Knight
Founder/CEO

David Knight is the Founder/CEO & CTO of Terbine, the first global marketplace for data from the IoT. A serial entrepreneur, his background is in core technologies including multi-spectral sensing and communications, digital audio, messaging, enterprise software and distributed systems. He also authors the IoT Watch article series in ComputerWorld Magazine. An original executive of the Ansari XPRIZE that literally launched the private spaceflight industry, he continues to promote STEM education through innovative large-scale projects including his philanthropic work with the Space Shuttle Endeavour.
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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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The PTR Group, Inc.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson
Chief Scientist

Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group. With over 35 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS, Linux and Android-based devices in applications ranging from satellites and Robotics to SCADA platforms. However, his focus over the past few years has been the use of Linux and Android in embedded sensor applications and the deployment of the Internet of Things. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference as well as many other Android and Linux-oriented conferences around the world.
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Thomson Reuters

Jennifer Singh

Jennifer Singh
Director, Applied Innovation

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.
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TIBCO Software

Michael O’Connell

Michael O’Connell
Chief Analytics Officer

Michael OConnell is Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, helping clients with analytics software applications that drive extreme business value. Michaels passion involves identifying insights with visual and predictive analytics, and turning these insights into actions across business operations—with real-time, event processing. He has worked extensively in many industries, driving TIBCO product direction to address business problems in Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods & Retail, and Telco, Media & Networks. Michael has written more than 50 scientific papers and several software packages on statistical methods. His current book, A Picture is Worth a Thousand Tables, is published by Springer. Michael did his Ph.D. work in Statistics at North Carolina State University and is Adjunct Professor of Statistics in the department.
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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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Twilio

Chetan  Chaudhary

Chetan Chaudhary
General Manager, IoT /Wireless Business Unit

As the head of the IoT business unit for Twilio, Chetan is a visionary and entrepreneurial executive, overseeing Twilio’s IoT strategy, go-to-market efforts, product roadmap, and partnerships. Before that, Chetan was Twilio’s head of channel sales team. Prior to joining Twilio, Chetan was in world wide business development and sales operations at Cisco, and sales at Oracle. He is a board member of Novo/Scale, Bond, Junglee Games, and Junosource, which he founded. Chetan is a graduate of the University of California, Santa Cruz, with a B.S. in computer science.
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UL

Srinath Sitaraman

Srinath Sitaraman
Principal Advisor

Srinath Sitaraman is a Principal Advisor and leads the UL Transaction Security Payments advisory team in North America. Srinath has more than a decade of implementation and consulting experience in enabling digitization and cryptographic security across Payments, Government Identity and Access control verticals. With UL, Srinath has consulted with numerous Merchants, Issuing banks, payments networks and processors to drive the future of payments and reducing fraud through EMV, 3D Secure and other fraud reduction/risk mitigation techniques. Srinath is a regular speaker at industry events and has trained hundreds of decision makers and implementers in the payments industry.
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US Cellular

Scott Scheuber

Scott Scheuber
Director, Product Management

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

Mahesh Patel

Mahesh Patel
Sr. Manager, Product Management

Patel is a IoT industry veteran of 8 years. As a Sr. Manager of Product Management for US Cellular IoT products, Mahesh Patel is responsible for driving innovation and developing an extensive IoT product portfolio and building a solid IoT business. In this role, he manages the overall IoT business, product portfolio and building an eco-system to deliver innovative customer solutions Prior to joining US Cellular in 2015, Patel held a variety of executive technical and leadership positions with industry pioneers that included Sixnet, Redlion, ADC, Motorola, T-Systems, and Lucent Technologies. In these positions, he managed large teams who worked closely with customers and product divisions to define business needs and requirements, resulting in the development of new business initiatives, revenues and markets via end-to-end customer solutions and broader market leading product portfolios. Patel holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electronics Engineering Technology from DeVry Institute of Technology, a Master of Science in Computer Science degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, and an MBA from DePaul University.
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USAA

Ruthie Lyle

Ruthie Lyle
Lead Research Engineer

Dr. Ruthie D. Lyle is the first African American woman to earn a doctorate in Electrical Engineering from New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering (previously known as Polytechnic University). A few months after completing her studies she began a career with IBM that spanned approximately 14 years. During her tenure with IBM, she held positions in hardware and software design, intellectual property management and technical project management. She is among the first African American Technologists to achieve the distinction of IBM Master Inventor. Ruthie holds 140 issued patents. She successfully passed the Patent Bar and is a Registered USPTO Patent Agent. Now a Lead Research Engineer with USAA Research and Development organization, she takes her inventive spirit one step further by looking at emerging technologies and turning ideas into customized and new business solutions. She celebrates the USAA Mission and is strongly committed to the USAA’s Core Values – Service, Loyalty, Honesty, and Integrity. She is part of a forward looking R&D Team and focuses her research on the impact of the Internet of Things with respect to USAA’s mission to meet the needs of its members. Ruthie is a wife, a mother, and an avid supporter of education and activates that encourage women and underrepresented minorities to pursue careers in STEM fields. She also enjoys recreation running.
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USAA

Michael Miller

Michael Miller
Technical Fellow

Michael Miller is a Technical Fellow in the CTO organization at USAA. Michael works with Architects in the Social Media, Collaboration, Service Oriented Architecture, B2B, IoT, and Marketing domains to design, architect and implement solution for USAA business strategies. Michael is a graduate of Texas A&M University. After an eight year career in the airline industry writing revenue forcasting systems for American Airlines and Lufthansa, Michael joined USAA in Nov 1997 as a member of the Life Insurance application development team. During his tenure at USAA Michael has worked in many areas including Life Insurance, Enterprise Development, Enterprise Infrastructure and the Chief Technology Office. He worked on the first release of USAA.com developing applications for all of USAAs business lines. Michael has been the architect for multiple domains within USAA including Life Insurance, B2B, SOA, Internet, Collaboration, Marketing, and Social Media. His current interests are in the areas of IoT and API integration. Michael lives the USAAs core values and enjoys serving the community through volunteering. Michael recently complete a 3 year term serving on the Board of Directors for the San Antonio Tennis Association (SATA) and is an avid Tennis Player.
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Verizon Wireless

Mary Beth Hall

Mary Beth Hall
Director Global IoT Product and Development

Mary Beth Hall is the Director of Global IoT Product and Development at Verizon with responsibility for developing new products. In her recent role she manages the ThingSpace Platform, a web portal that brings together tools for developers/customers to build, test and bring to market new applications, with the goal of simplification and rapid time to market. Prior to this role, she was responsible for promoting the strategic path forward for M2M core products; as well as the negotiations with worldwide suppliers to deliver competitively priced modules and devices that run on the network. During her twenty plus career, she had a leading role in growing the Northeast Area channel distribution. She led the alternative distribution market, vertical marketing strategy and the core data products. As an experienced product marketer, she managed Global and Push to Talk for the Northeast Area. During her management, the Northeast Area was number one in sales for Global and Push to Talk for Verizon Wireless.
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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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Virtium Solid State Storage and Memory

Hiep Pham

Hiep Pham
Vice President of R&D

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

Ziv Paz

Ziv Paz
Director of New Markets, Embedded Integrated Solutions

Ziv Paz is Director of New Markets, Embedded Integrated Solutions, at Western Digital Corporation. Paz works with OEMs, customers and ecosystem partners new connected market segments, such as connected automotive, connected home and industrial “Internet of Things”, and other connected segments. In this he helps them understand and explore how the storage and management of data from the edge to the “fog” to cloud”, as well as how flash storage can help create new usage models and enable new services in these segments industries. Over the last 16 years, Paz has held several a variety of sales, business development and marketing roles at flash storage companies.
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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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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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Xaptum

Rohit Pasam

Rohit Pasam
CEO

Rohit Pasam - co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Xaptum, Inc. - an industry trailblazer who runs technology businesses through the life cycle of start-up to exit with an incisive understanding of value drivers for technology products in the marketplace. Pasam had previously founded successful technology businesses in technology services and outsourced product development. In 2013, AT&T named him one of AT&T’s innovators in Internet of Things. Pasam is the co-founder & CEO of Xaptum, the company that built the Internet for Things – a IP network optimized for IoT that exchanges IoT data between the world of Things and the world of Cloud Applications and Big Data securely, reliably at massive scale.
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Zentera Systems

Jaushin Lee

Jaushin Lee
Founder and CEO

Dr. Lee, the 2017 CIE Entrepreneur of the Year, is a serial entrepreneur focusing on the intersection of enterprise networking, security and computing. He is the founder and CEO of Zentera Systems and the visionary architect behind the award-winning Zentera CoIP® (Cloud over IP®) platform that dramatically accelerates the provisioning of virtual network security infrastructure across on-premise and cloud datacenters. Before Zentera, he was the founder and CEO of Imera Systems, which provided secure enterprise collaboration solutions. Earlier, he managed Cisco’s network search engine program, supporting numerous critical product lines. Jaushin has held management positions with Terawave Communications and Silicon Graphics, as well as an assistant EE professorship at the University of Virginia.
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Zimly Capital

Mayank Bhatnagar

Mayank Bhatnagar
Principal, Mobile & Wireless Practice

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ZingBox

May Wang

May Wang
Co-founder & CTO

Dr. May Wang is chief technology officer (CTO) and Co-founder of ZingBox. May was previously the Head of Asia Pac Research and a Principal Architect in the Cisco CTO office, leading the Internet of Things (IoT) innovation. She was responsible for driving new technology initiatives. The security algorithm developed in her Ph.D. dissertation is deployed in Cisco’s best-selling network switches. May’s work focuses on real-time large data analysis, cybersecurity, and next generation network architecture. May also serves as a Venture Partner at SAIF, a $4B Private Equity firm. She is on advisory board of several VC firms and tech companies, as well as a Stanford Angels & Entrepreneurs member. May has authored a book of biographies titled “Women Executives in Silicon Valley” and was the 10th President of NACSA, a high-tech professional organization with over 4,000 members. May has been the recipient of numerous awards including Silicon Valley Women of Influence. She received her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Electrical Engineering.
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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

Lee Gruenfeld (Moderator)

Lee Gruenfeld (Moderator)

Cholawsky & Gruenfeld
Managing Partner

Lee Gruenfeld is a Managing Partner of the Cholawsky & Gruenfeld SaaS/IoT consulting firm, and is a Principal with the TechPar Group in New York, a boutique consulting firm consisting exclusively of former C-level executives and Big Four partners. He was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Support.com, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SaaS division he created for a technology company in Las Vegas, national head of professional services for computing pioneer Tymshare, and a Partner in the management consulting practice of Deloitte in New York and Los Angeles. Lee is also the award-winning author of fourteen critically-acclaimed, best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction, and is the technology columnist for Newsmax.com.
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Carl Ford (Moderator)

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Crossfire Media
CEO, Director of Content

Carl has been highlighting the key initiatives around the advances of the Commercial Internet since the inception of the worldwide web. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of costing, operations, marketing, regulatory, and product development and management. Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people and businesses; be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building relationships as well relevant, thought provoking conference content, make him an invaluable asset to IoT Evolution.
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Mahesh Chowdhary (Moderator)

Mahesh Chowdhary (Moderator)

ST Microelectronics
Director IoT

Dr. Mahesh Chowdhary is Director of Strategic Platforms and IoT Excellence Center at ST Microelectronics. Prior to ST, he was a Senior Director of MEMS technology at CSR, where he worked on the integration of MEMS sensors, GPS, and wireless technologies. He has over 20 years of experience in signal processing and GPS. As Founder and CTO of Acculeon, he pioneered the use of GPS and MEMS sensors in vehicle safety applications. He has also worked on a variety of advanced navigation technologies at Visteon and on autonomous vehicles at the Corporate R&D Center at Caterpillar. As a Control Systems Scientist at Jefferson Lab, Mahesh worked on signal processing applications relating to position and energy feedback loops in the particle accelerator. Mahesh received his Ph.D. in Applied Science from The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia.
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