Speaker Schedule

IoT Evolution 2021 Speakers

Vladi Shunturov
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Vladi Shunturov

VP Product - Retail IoT Solutions, Acuity Brands

Acuity Brands

Vladi Shunturov is a founder, product leader and innovator in the IoT, data analytics and connected buildings space. He is passionate about solving complex problems using data and building cloud-first solutions with a great user experience. Vladi serves as VP of Product for Atrius - Acuity’s Connected Lighting and Indoor Positioning technology business unit. He was also a co-founder and CTO of Lucid (acquired by Acuity Brands in 2018), maker of BuildingOS - a connected buildings cloud platform used by Facility, Energy and Sustainability management professionals across 500+ enterprise customers and 25,000 commercial buildings to centralize all building operations data (utility, meter, BMS, IoT, asset & maintenance). He is the recipient of numerous industry awards including from the U.S. EPA and the Cleantech Open. He has previously been invited to speak and share his expertise at Autodesk University, CoRE Tech, DisruptCRE, the EPA and DOE, Greenbuild, and at TEDx.

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Wendy Gumb
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Wendy Gumb

Sales Director, arbnco

arbnco

Wendy has over 20 years of experience in the utility infrastructure sector. She has focused on organic growth of new markets and in new regions through the development and implementation of complex energy financed solutions through utilizing a variety of acquisition methods, primarily throughout the Western U.S. Examples of some of the acquisition methods are: DOE Super ESPC, Enhanced Use Leasing, Utility Energy Service Contracting, Design/Build, Power Purchase Agreements, Lease-Leaseback, Performance Contracting, and GSA Schedules. Wendy has had the opportunity to support numerous state and federal customers through different challenges and acquisition methods, primarily throughout the Western U.S.

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Vernon Turner
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Vernon Turner

Product Manager, Edge Computing, Cisco

Cisco

Vernon is a 30-year global IT industry veteran having worked for several of the largest financial institutions in their IT and strategic planning groups. Vernon has also been one of the leading IT industry analysts having led research in all aspects of the Internet of Things. As a thought leader and visionary, Vernon is well known for his candid views and provocative presentations on stage, television and social media. Vernon is now the product marketing manager for IoT Edge Computing portfolio at Cisco Systems. Vernon’s accolades include being IDC’s first research fellow (for the Internet of Things), consistently ranked in the global Top 100 IoT Influencers ( by the IoT Community.org), and is a board member for several IoT industry consortia.

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Todd Gurela
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Todd Gurela

Senior Director, Manufacturing IoT, Cisco

Cisco

Todd has over 20 years of global experience delivering technology solutions to Manufacturing, Industrial and Energy customers. An executive level expert in IoT Digital Transformation, with significant industry background helping customers manage the evolution/convergence between IT and Operational/Automation technologies across Industrial sectors. As a frequent industry speaker, Todd is a global thought leader on Digital Manufacturing and on how the Internet of Things is evolving Industrial technologies and business operations across many vertical industries. He was a founding member of the board of directors for the Technology Association of Georgia Smart Grid Society, and an active member of IEEE. Todd holds as Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and currently lives in the greater Atlanta area.

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Russ Gyurek
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Russ Gyurek

Director, IoT, CTO, Cisco

Cisco

Russ Gyurek currently a Director of IoT CTO and Industries in the Cisco IoT CTO group. He has over 25 years of networking related technology experience, the majority in leadership positions.Russ’s expertise includes IoT/connectivity, analytics and big data, cloud, optical networking technologies, broadband architectures and related technical policy, strategic partnerships and emerging market development.He has held various leadership roles in creating strategy and direction in these areas. In Russ’s current role he is responsible for technology leadership, market development, future looking university research engagements, partner due diligence, and enablement related to IoT and IoT security baselines and policy.

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Arik Elberse
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Arik Elberse

Global Director for IoT Smart Cities , Cisco

Cisco

An established thought leader on smart public transport and IoT, Arik Elberse is the Global Director and Industry Principal for Cisco’s IoT Smart Cities. He is responsible for leading end-to-end, innovative and flexible Smart Cities and Connected Roadways projects.Arik’s previous Cisco responsibilities have included Director of Collaboration Systems and Solutions Engineering and Architecture and Director of Product Management for Video and Desktop Unified Communications. He has 25+ years’ experience in ICT and prior to joining Cisco in early 2007 held a variety of senior positions, incl. CTO for Contact Center and Multimedia Applications with Nortel (now Avaya).

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David King
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David King

CEO, FogHorn

FogHorn

David C. King is the CEO of FogHorn Systems, the leader in edge intelligence software for Industrial IoT. Prior to joining FogHorn, David co-founded AirTight Networks, Inc., a technology leader in secure cloud-managed Wi-Fi, where he served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer from 2004-2015, leading the company through four successful up rounds of venture capital funding. Prior to AirTight, he served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Proxim Inc., a pioneer in WLANs and the first publicly traded Wi-Fi company, from 1993-2002.David led Proxim through a successful IPO in December 1993 and 20x revenue growth as a public company during his tenure as CEO. Before Proxim, David served as Vice President of Marketing and Customer Service for Vitalink Communications Corp., an early leader in wide area networking from December 1990 to November 1992. Prior to Vitalink, he was a senior manager and a practice leader in both the high technology and healthcare practices of McKinsey & Company from 1985 to 1990. In addition to his board positions at AirTight and Proxim, he served on the boards of Netopia, Inc., Cayman Systems and Mobilestar Inc., all pioneering companies in the broadband access and networking industries. David holds an BA in Economics, as well as MBA and JD degrees, all from Harvard University.

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Mark Robinton
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Mark Robinton

Director of Business Development and Strategic Innovation, HID Global

HID Global

Mark Robinton, Director of Business Development and Strategic Innovation for HID Global, is responsible for incubating new technologies and solutions including the use of near field communications (NFC). He has been active in the mobile industry for over a decade, leading projects ranging from secure elements to network applications with a focus on security. Mark received M.S. degrees in electrical engineering and engineering management from Tufts University. He also holds bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering.

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Sid Bose
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Sid Bose

Intellectual Property and Data Security & Privacy Attorney, Ice Miller LLP

Ice Miller LLP

Siddharth “Sid” Bose is an attorney in Ice Millers Data Security and Privacy group. Sid counsels clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with Internet of Things (IoT), vendor management, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, and data breaches. Sid also served as co-chair of the Indianapolis chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is also a volunteer with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA), working group on IoT Security, Upgradability and Patching. As part of the working group, Sid participates in discussions on the impact of IoT devices and the need for a secure lifecycle approach to IoT devices.

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Don Malloy
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Don Malloy

Chairman, OATH

OATH

Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. OATH is an industry alliance that has changed the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication used by most companies today for their Multi Factor solutions.Don has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a security technology consultant working with companies and assisting with their security and authentication business. He is also the Founder of the Symposium on Securing the IoT which is a series of conferences focused on IoT Security. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security (Idemia) and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Infineon Technologies. Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has M.S. level degrees in Organic Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He resides in southern California and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, kayaking and constantly learning what this beautiful world has to offer.

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Mike Skurla
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Mike Skurla

Chief Technology Officer, Radix IoT

Radix IoT

Mike Skurla is Chief Technology Officer for BitBox USA, providers of the BitBox IoT platform for multi-site, distributed facilities’ operational intelligence, based in Nashville, Tennessee. Mike’s in-depth industry knowledge in control automation and IoT product design sets cutting-edge product strategy for the company’s IoT platform which was recently recognized with a 2019 IoT Evolution Product of the Year award. Mike brings 22+ years’ experience in control automation and IoT product design with Fortune 500 companies, focused on the intersection of software and hardware, with emphasis on outcome-based analytics for mission-critical industries across commercial building, retail, healthcare, and data center infrastructure management (DCIM). A well-recognized thought leader, and a contributor to several industry publications including Critical Facilities and LD+A, Mike is a frequent lecturer on advanced usage of analytics and emerging IT technologies to foster efficiency within the commercial facility design. Most recently Mike was VP of Business Development at Acuity Brands where he developed channel and marketing activities for DGLux graphical development environment & DSA IoT framework, influencing ecosystem adoption with OEMs, strategic partners, and enterprise customers in the commercial building space. Prior to that, he was Global Sub-segment Director of Hospitality and Sr. Market Development Manager of Global Systems for Philips Lighting. Mike is a contributing member of ASHRAE and IES Education. Mike holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Programming with a minor in management from Western Illinois University. He is LEED AP BD+C and AP O+M certified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

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Tom Snyder
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Tom Snyder

Executive Director, RIoT

RIoT

Tom is Executive Director of RIoT, supporting Internet of Things and disruptive technology industry growth. By day he runs RIoT Labs at HQ Raleigh. In his spare time, Tom co-instructs Product Innovation Lab, a Forbes award winning multi-disciplinary course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NC State. Prior to joining RIoT, Tom held an executive leadership role at the ASSIST Center, a National Science Foundation sponsored effort to create wearable electronics for healthcare monitoring. Previously, he spent two decades in product development and technology incubation in NC. He’s passionate about creating and fostering collaborations across disciplines, markets and cultures. He enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, boardgames, big crowds, craft beer and ideas that are just crazy enough to work.

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Les  Goldman
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Les Goldman

Sr Product Manager, Syniverse

Syniverse

Les Goldman has held positions ranging from customer service, to product management, to marketing and sales. Over his 25-year-plus career, he has developed and marketed both tangible software products as well as intangible service and professional solutions. A free-thinking technology innovator, he enjoys turning problem-solving into targeted solutions to meet customer needs.As Senior Product Manager at Syniverse, Les is focused on driving innovation for customers around the world while helping to simplify business and technical complexities. Among his accomplishments, he has developed first-of-a-kind solutions for roaming, real-time intelligence, LTE and Wi-Fi. His current focus is Syniverse’s Secure Global Access, a worldwide private IP network permitting secure connectivity between IoT devices and enterprise cloud-based applications and services.Previously, Les served as a Global Product Manager with Verizon, where he leveraged his customer, market and MBA experience to successfully launch award-winning global communications solutions. His contribution was recognized when he received a patent for his work with integrated telephony services years before the advent of the term “unified communications.”Les also applies his skills outside of Syniverse. He was appointed by former Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve on the board of directors for the Able Trust organization, whose mission is to work with state agencies and private resources to help Floridians with disabilities secure meaningful employment. Les also founded the North Tampa Athletic Association Buddy Ball program, which enables children with disabilities to play baseball with their peers, and he also is a Buddy Ball coach.

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All about the API

In addition to educational sessions lead by experts across key vertical markets, the event will feature a variety of intensive hack-a-thons, in-depth company-focused workshops helping attendees understand the value propositions offered by key vendors, powerful keynotes, networking opportunities and an exhibit hall full of companies demonstrating the latest innovations in today's market place. Every business has to pay attention to the new opportunities they are presenting or potentially be displaced.

 

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