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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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ABINC

Flavio Maeda

Flavio Maeda
Co-founder and First President

Flavio Maeda is co-founder and first president of ABINC - The non-for-profit Brazilian IOT Associationand he holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechatronics Engineering by the Escola Politecnica of the Universityof Sao Paulo. As a serial entrepreneur Flavio has been creating and developing new businesses in the ITand Internet sector since 2005. He is founder and managing director of the IT Consulting Konitechspecialized in Industrial IT Solutions.
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Acuity Brands, Inc

Greg Carter

Greg Carter
Senior Vice President, Connected Buildings Software

Carter is responsible for developing, productizing, selling and deploying IoT Solutions that leverage Acuity’s IoT platform and IoT-enabled lighting and building systems infrastructure. These solutions harness operational and consumer data and transform them into business insights that fuel improvements in worker efficiency, business processes, customer experience and market penetration for Acuity Brands customers.
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ADRF

Greg  Najjar

Greg Najjar
Director of Business Development at Advanced RF Technologies

Greg Najjar is the director of business development at ADRF, responsible for establishing new strategic relationships and providing enhanced coverage solutions for partners and customers. He has 20 years of experience developing and leading technology-driven teams, focused on business operations, project management and engineering.Prior to joining ADRF, Greg worked at Sprint for 19 years as the director of custom network engineering, where he managed a team of engineers and project managers that focused on deploying 3G and 4G solutions. While at Sprint, his teams were responsible for the companys top enterprise and government customers, as well as large venues, airports, stadiums and special events such as the NBA All Star Game, Super Bowl and Presidential Inauguration. He also maintained national responsibility for Sprints strategy and budget, RF design and deployment of technology solutions (DAS, Wi-Fi, and small cell) for all public venue, enterprise in-building customers, Sprint retail stores, special events and NASCAR races.Greg holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University in Boston.
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Aizoon

Rob Dolci

Rob Dolci
President

Rob is President and CEO of Aizoon USA, part of an international technology service company that focuses on Smart Factory (Industry 4.0), Cyber Security and industrial automation. Aizoon is headquartered in Lewiston ME and has offices in Cambridge MA and Troy MI. Rob is a recognized technology executive and helped Aizoon achieve the Cool Vendor Award from Gartner in 2016 for IoT. He has supported several customers improve productivity, asset utilization and cybersecurity, navigating large and small organization through change management programs.As a young manufacturing engineer, Rob started as Kaizen Engineer in the Automotive Industry in 1991, focusing on Total Productive Maintenance and Overall Efficiency Equipment at a tire plant in England. In 1995, that factory became the second in Europe to win the World Class Manufacturing Award. Rob, who had responsibility for Quality, was promoted to Manager.On completion of an MBA (concentration in System Dynamics) at Strathclyde University in Glasgow, Rob moved into Information Technology and spent 15 years progressing to Chief Information Officer (CIO) in Automotive, Machine Manufacturing and Supply Chain Industries, supporting his companies and their customers with operational efficiency, maintenance and new product development. Rob is a Manufacturing Engineer and SME member devoted to bringing more kids to engineering and manufacturing technology. A believer of continuous education, Rob has recently obtained a professional certification in Cybersecurity from the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) of MIT in Boston and teaches (remotely) at the PhD School of Turin Polytechnic.
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AKnowledge Partners

Homaira Akbari

Homaira Akbari
President & CEO

An award-winning thought leader in the security, Internet of Things, mobile and software sectors, Homaira founded AKnowledge Partners in 2012 with the goal of providing C-level executives, companies and private equity firms with unique and proprietary investment theses, and building and implementing adaptive growth or investment strategies.Drawing on an international track-record that includes nine years working in Paris, London, Beijing and Cape-Town for global organizations, Homaira brings extensive leadership experience, entrepreneurial drive, operational skills and deep domain knowledge to create customized solutions for the unique needs of each client.Homaira serves on the Boards of Directors of three publicly-traded companies: Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), Gemalto N.V. (GTO: EN Paris), Covisint Corporation (NASDAQ: COVS) and is Chairman of the Board of Dauria Aerospace (privately held).Additionally, Homaira serves as the Chair of Johns Hopkins University Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council and on the Advisory Board of Mobiquity Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile sector and a leader in mobile interactive design and implementation.Homaira has held senior executive roles in Fortune 500 companies including: Microsoft, Thales, SA, and TruePosition, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and served as the President and CEO of SkyBitz, Inc., a leading provider of remote asset tracking and security solutions. Under her leadership, SkyBitz had record performance and was successfully sold to Telular Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS) in 2012.Homaira holds a Ph.D. with honors in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. She is the author of numerous scientific and industry articles, two patent-pending inventions, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences
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Altizon Systems

Vinay Nathan

Vinay Nathan
CEO and Founder

Vinay Nathan is Cofounder & CEO at Altizon Systems, the Industrial IoT Company. He is a strategic thought leader with 15+ years of global expertise in corporate sales and engineering. Vinay is frequently quoted in leading publications for his views on technology, trends and industry insights regarding the Internet of Things. Prior to founding Altizon, Nathan headed sales at Persistent Systems for North America and APAC region. Vinay holds three patents in the US and four globally pending patents on work related to USB, wireless and security code. He holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California, LA and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Pune.
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Arrow Electronics

Davitt Potter

Davitt Potter
Field CTO

Davitt Potter is the Field CTO of the Technology Alliances Group for the Enterprise Computing Solutions segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). A nearly life-long computer geek, Davitt’s first PC was a Commodore 64 at age 8. After being indoctrinated in Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (and then a real-world education as a field engineer, systems architect, and security and infrastructure consultant for over 15 years), Davitt joined Arrow in 2010. He has been Director of Technical Services since 2013 and currently leads the Arrow Security Engineering team, driving strategy discussions, CTO/CISO consulting, and end-to-end engagements, to provide partners and their customers with the information to help them securely enable and do business. In the very little free time that leaves, Davitt likes to work on old cars and (attempts to) plays his collection of guitars. He lives in Dallas, TX.
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Ashwin Krishnan

Ashwin Krishnan

Ashwin Krishnan
Tech Transformer + Human Revitalizer

Mission statement - Inspiring humans, Empowering consumers, Transforming enterprisesAshwin Krishnan is a reformed hi-tech executive spearheading companies and consumers journey as they navigate through rapid technology shifts in security and data privacy using speaking, podcasting and blogging to educate, empower and incite change. A parallel mission -to inspire people to recognize and amplifying positivity in daily life. A former Hi-Tech exec (SVP at HyTrust, VP at Versa Networks) turned Cyber Moralist, Cyber Security evangelist, Board advisor, Podcaster, Author, Blogger with over two decades of hi-tech executive experience in the cyber security and virtualization domain. The author of Mobile Security for Dummies and a recognized thought leader, he is a regular columnist with CSOOnline.com, ITSPMagazine, ThriveGlobal, CPOMagazine, Kinja and Qrius. As a podcast host with Cyber Security Dispatch he regularly interviews CISOs and security thought leaders.He also regularly contributes to other publications including LightReading.com, Securitynow.com, CIOreview.com , SDxcentral.com, Virtual-Strategy.com, SoftwareMag.com, TEISS.co.uk, CloudTweaks.comHis speaking engagements include International Conference on Computer and Information Technology, @bigdataconf, Mobile World Congress, CSA World Congress, ISACA, RSA Security Conference, VMWorld, Telecom Industry Association, and Product Camp Silicon Valley
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Automated Parking Corp.

Marcos Radonic

Marcos Radonic
President/CEO

Marcos A. Radonic is President and CEO of Automated Parking Corp., a fully integrated Vehicle Storage solutions provider headquartered in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Marcos Radonic is one of the founding members of the Automated and Mechanical Parking Association (AMPA) and the International Vehicle Storage Association (IVSA) where he also holds a seat in the Board. In addition, Marcos is a member of the International Parking Institute (IPI), the National Parking Association (NPA), the United States GreenBuilding Council (USGBC) and the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce.Born at the core of an entrepreneurial industrial family that designed and manufactured automated knitting machines, Marcos grew accustomed to technological advances and heavy machinery. In his early years, he became involved in a company that designed and integrated naval, residential and commercial elevators. He then intuitively evolved into related trades, founding Radonic Corp and becoming a Prime Commercial General Contractor for large-scale projects in Puerto Rico and Arizona. His background and multidisciplinary knowledge finally placed him where all his experience converged: the vehicle storage industry. In addition to leading APC and Radonic Corp, Mr. Radonic is the head of a Commercial Real Estate Development in Argentina, the first of its kind in the country.Marcos Radonic pursued a career in Law at the University of Belgrano in Argentina, holds a degree in International Law and Legal Studies from the Sacred Heart University in Puerto Rico, and an MBA in International Business from FIU (Florida InternationalUniversity). He has also served as a continued education provider for the Architect Association of Puerto Rico (Colegio de Arquitectos y Arquitectos Paisajistas de Puerto Rico - CAAPPR)In October 2012 Radonic Corp received the World Quality Commitment Award (WQC 100), an award that “recognizes and promotes companies, organizations, and institutions that understand the dedication, continuous improvement, innovation and the relentless pursuit of productivity that leads to excellence… and that allows organizations to achieve a leadership role, and become examples of efficiency, productivity and - above all – Quality”.
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Aware360 Ltd.

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 as Vice Chair of the Smart Cities Advisory Council at CompTIA and is 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, Inc.

Paul Baratta

Paul Baratta
Business Development Manager, Healthcare

Paul Baratta is the Business Development Manager for Healthcare for Axis Communications, Inc. In this capacity he is responsible for developing strategies and building channel relationships to expand Axis’ presence in healthcare markets. Mr. Baratta has over three decades of experience building market share in the healthcare space having risen to executive positions at GE Security as well as Niscayah and Stanley Security where he was a recipient of the Presidents Club. Mr. Baratta also spent 26 years in local and college campus law enforcement. In addition, he served as Chief of Police for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center overseeing police, security and emergency management. Among his many commendations in law enforcement are the Massachusetts Police Council Exceptional Service Award for Bravery, the Westford/Littleton Elks Top Cop, and MIT Officer of the Year. Mr. Baratta is an active member of many healthcare associations. He is the Chair of the Healthcare Working Group for SIA, a member of the ASIS Healthcare Advisory Boards, ASIS Boston Chapter Treasurer, and serves on the Membership Board of IAHSS.
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Axius

Colin Barceloux

Colin Barceloux
CEO

Colin Barceloux is the CEO & Founder of Axius, a venture-backed startup creating a platform for device management and cybersecurity in smart homes. Axius helps address growing market and consumer concern around the security of IoT devices by offering a proactive device management solution that can identify and troubleshoot any device on the network, remotely. The Axius platform provides network level management of DIY devices, ensuring that security is maintained through proactive monitoring, alerts and automatic updates as more homes are connected via smart home systems. A Stanford MBA recipient, Colin also founded Techmate (YC S16), an on-demand service for in-home tech support, BookRenter, the first textbook rental company and was on the exec team for one of the first big management platforms for SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Decide Interactive.
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Azul Systems

Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter
Deputy CTO

Simon Ritter is the Deputy CTO of Azul Systems. Simon has been in the IT business since 1984 and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from Brunel University in the U.K. Simon joined Sun Microsystems in 1996 and started working with Java technology from JDK 1.0; he has spent time working in both Java development and consultancy. Having moved to Oracle as part of the Sun acquisition, he managed the Java Evangelism team for the core Java platform, Java for client applications and embedded Java. Now at Azul, he continues to help people understand Java as well as Azul’s JVM technologies and products. Simon has twice been awarded Java Rockstar status at JavaOne and is a Java Champion. He currently represents Azul on the JCP Executive Committee and on the Java SE Expert Group (JSR 379 and JSR 383).
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C-N-C Blockchain Advisory

John Riley

John Riley
CEO and Co-Founder

John Riley has over 17 years’ experience in the software applications space working for companies like Oracle and SAP. He has primarily worked in consulting services sector assisting organizations with their software implementations, new business process changes, digital transformation initiatives and end-user adoption education.He focuses on building long-standing integrity built relationships that ensure the success of any organization he partners with. John is driven to always provide quality and accountability when working with others.His passion for Blockchain technology and all the benefits it provides is what drove him to start C-N-C Blockchain Advisory. He sees how this technology is going to impact the world and wants to provide assistance in any way he can with helping others to be a part of this Blockchain Revolution. He’s also a former U.S. Marine War Veteran.
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CABASE

Anthony Harris

Anthony Harris
Executive Director

Anthony Harris is currently Executive Director of CABASE, the Argentina Internet Association. Born in aBritish family, he has lived most of his life in South America and the Caribbean, having worked forinternational telecommunications companies for many years. His latest activities include internationalrelations work for CABASE in organizations such as ICANN, ITU and LACNIC, and leading the IoTCoordination Center and Marketplace initiative in CABASE.
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Canaccord Genuity

Mike Walkley

Mike Walkley
Managing Director

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord specializing in communications technology. Mike has over 18 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst for the past 6 years. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked number 2 sell-side analyst in 2014 in part due to his recommendations of IoT public companies. He was also 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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Cassia Networks

Brad Canham

Brad Canham
Vice President

Brad Canham is a marketing and business development VP who works with innovative technology companies to align cool technology with marketplace revenues. Brad believes no matter how great the product or service idea is, aligning with the marketplace is key to success.Brad has secured marketplace wins at companies at the forefront of innovation in industry, including: Rockwell Automation, ADC Telecommunications, Allot Communications, and now Cassia Networks. Brad graduated from University of Minnesota with a bachelors degree in English, and received a Masters in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis, where his is now pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership focusing on new ventures in the Internet of Things (IoT).
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Centri Technology

Don DeLoach

Don DeLoach
President & COO

Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. Don is currently co-chairman of the Midwest IoT Council. He has been on the Board of the Illinois Technology Association for over 10 years. In 2015, Don won the ITA’s City Lights Award, the highest award given for the company or individual who actively and consistently supports the growth of the Illinois technology industry through leadership and/or collaboration for his work in driving IoT efforts in Chicago and the broader Midwest. Don is a frequent author and speaker about technology, especially the Internet of Things, and is a contributing editor to several publications. Don is also the co-author, along with Gartner IoT analyst Emil Berthelsen and Hitachi Vantara executive Wael Elrifai, of the book “The Future of IoT”, released in June 2017. As a leader for small businesses, he has been active in leading privately-held technology companies since 1999, involved with all aspects of strategy, execution, funding, M&A, and executive leadership. Don is currently the President and COO of Centri Technology, a company specializing is comprehensive security for IoT down to the smallest devices across all elements of IoT. Prior to Centri, Don was President and CEO of Infobright, a purpose-built analytics database for networking, telecommunications, digital media and the Internet of Things, joining as President and CEO in May of 2010 until its recent sale in May of 2017. Prior to Infobright, he was President and CEO of Aleri, an industry leader in Complex Event Processing (CEP) and well as CEP-enabled solutions for treasury liquidity management and risk analysis, from early 2002 until the sale of Aleri to Sybase in early February, 2010. Prior to joining Aleri, Don was President and CEO of YOUcentric, an innovative provider of enterprise Customer Relationship Management software, until November 2001 when YOUcentric was acquired by J.D. Edwards. Prior to YOUcentric, Don spent five years at Sybase, a provider of database, middleware, and development tools, serving as the Vice President for North American Geographic Sales, Telesales, Channel Sales, and Marketing. Additionally, Don held various management and sales positions with Prime Computer, Bull Information Systems, and Hitachi Data Systems. In other industry roles, Don currently serves as an outside director on the board of CENTRI, an IoT security company. He is also an advisor to Anonos, a Big Data Privacy company, as well as Microshare, an IoT Data Governance company. He is on the executive committee of the Array of Things Project, a smart cities initiative under the National Science Foundation and operated by the Dept. of Energy. Don previously served as an outside director for Broadbeam, a Princeton-based mobile middleware platform from 2002 until its sale to Mobileaware in 2006, and was and outside director and subsequently Chairman of the Board of Apropos, a publicly-traded Chicago-based call center software company from 2003 until its sale to Syntellect in early 2006. In addition to Don’s numerous published works for Internet of Things, he has contributed to various financial and technology trade publications over the years and provided content for several books including; “The Handbook of Investment Technology and Investor Relations” and “Investment Management: meeting the Noble Challenges of Funding Pensions, Deficits, and Growth.”
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Cisco

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz
VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. In this role, Mr. Kranz leads a team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kranz was General Manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, a business unit focused on technology solutions for the Internet of Things. He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities. Previously, Mr. Kranz led efforts across Cisco to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps. He also drove business and product strategy for the wireless and mobility business and led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit through its expansion from $400M to $6B in revenues. Before joining Cisco in 1999, Mr. Kranz held senior management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he drove a $1B Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) product line. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation.Maciej Kranz holds a master’s in business administration degree from Texas Christian University.
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City of Baltimore, MD

Ray Lehr

Ray Lehr
Former Baltimore Fire Chief

Ray served as the Maryland Statewide Interoperability Director from 2009 to 2014, where he directed aProgram Management Office, which was responsible for projects to improve public safetycommunications including a Statewide 700 MHz Land Mobile Radio (LMR) project. He also served asMaryland’s State Point of Contact (SPOC) for FirstNet and initiated the first State Initial Consultationprocess with FirstNet which provided a framework for future engagements with the nation’s publicsafety leaders and State officials. In addition to his experience as a fire service leader, he was projectmanager for the City of Baltimore’s consolidated 800 MHz Digital LMR system which supported Fire,Police, EMS and other public service agencies. He spent 10 years working for systems integrators onpublic safety projects in NYC, DC and LA. He is a Six Sigma Brown Belt and ITIL v3 certified in program management.
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City of Wilson, NC

Will Aycock

Will Aycock
Greenlight General Manager

The Greenlight General Manager is responsible for the management and oversight of all Greenlight andInformation Technology operations. This position also supervises the management of the UnifiedCommunications Center.Will has worked with the City of Wilson since 2001 and has been part of the Greenlight team sincelaunch in 2008. Prior to becoming General Manager, Will served in the positions of Operations Manager,Assistant Director of ITS, GIS manager and GIS coordinator for the City of Wilson. Will is a graduate ofboth Appalachian State and East Carolina Universities and holds Municipal Administration andGovernment Chief Information Officer Certificates from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
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Coris

Marc Josephson

Marc Josephson
Co-Founder

Over 35 years management experience in leading edge technology companies: Founded and sold several technology companies; Raised over $150MM in venture capital, built companies valued at over $4B; Advisor to various federal, state and local governmental agencies (NYC, FCC, U.S. Congress, FBI, others); Ernst & Young U.S. Entrepreneur of the Year finalist 2000; Implemented trading network for NY Stock Exchange; Consultant to IBM, Nortel, AT&T, Verizon, Siemens, Citibank, Chase Bank, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, Gartner Group; Implemented remote video surveillance for Homeland Security (CORIS was spin off of that project); Granted two patents on IOT network security, used by CORIS.
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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Kenneth Schlather

Kenneth Schlather
Executive Director

Ken is Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, and helped form a group comprised of business owners, technology workers, government officials, researchers and activists to develop and implement useful applications of LoRaWAN technology . The group is actively exploring applications for agriculture, water quality and flood and stormwater management, air pollution monitoring and real time energy management. Ken brings over 30 years of experience working with under-resourced local governments in agricultural and economic development and disaster planning and response in rural communities in Asia, Latin America and now the US.
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Cradlepoint

George Mulhern

George Mulhern
CEO

George joined Cradlepoint as CEO in 2011 and built the team that for the past seven years has delivered over 30% compound annual growth and propelled Cradlepoint to be the global leader in cloud-delivered WWAN solutions for LTE/4G enabled branch, mobile, and IoT networks. More than 20,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, George was a Senior Vice President and Global Business Unit Manager for the Hewlett Packard Company. In between his employment with HP and Cradlepoint, George 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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Cybeats

Dmitry Raidman

Dmitry Raidman
CEO

Entrepreneur Owns 15 Years experience in DevSecOpsCEO & CTO of Cybeats, Continuous Cyber Defence for IoT startupWas in charge of building and integration of IoT devices for FLIR systemsTechnology FreakInfosec ParanoidFather for 2 amazing girls
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Dell Technologies

Jim  White

Jim White
Distinguished Engineer and IoT Platform Development Team Lead for Dell Technologies’ IoT Solution Di

James White is a Distinguished Engineer and Project Lead of the IoT Platform Development Team within Dell Technologies IoT Solutions Division. He is the chief architect and technical lead in Dell’s largest open source effort to date called EdgeX Foundry. EdgeX is an open framework for building industrial IoT edge computing systems. EdgeX is now a Linux Foundation, Apache 2 license project (edgexfoundry.org). Jim still serves as Vice Chairman of the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee. He has over 25 years of experience leading the successful design and implementation of software applications for a variety of industries and platforms. He is co-author of Java2 Micro Edition: Java in Small Things, a Lynda.com author, a frequent conference speaker, and contributor to journals and on-line magazines.
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Department of For-Hire Vehicles

Ernest Chrappah

Ernest Chrappah
Chairman

Ernest Chrappah is an experienced government executive as well as a successful entrepreneur with a reputation for finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. He has been the Director for the Washington D.C. Department of For-Hire Vehicles since November 2016. Previously, he served as the Deputy Chief Information Officer for the Child and Family Services Agency where he implemented innovative technology solutions leveraging analytics, mobility, cloud, APIs, and user oriented design for an 800+ workforce to improve child welfare outcomes. In addition, he created an ITgovernance framework and project portfolio management system to enhance fiscal management, transparency and accountability. Mr. Chrappah earned his MBA in Strategy & Marketing from the University of Maryland - Robert H. Smith School of Business and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the American University.
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Derive Systems

Marco Della Torre

Marco Della Torre
CTO

Marco Della Torre is CTO of Derive Systems. Marco is responsible for leading the roadmap and execution of Derive’s engineering and product development teams. Marco’s multi-disciplinary team designs and develops Derive’s current and future products from board to cloud, through UI/UX design, hardware, firmware, software, mobile and web platform engineering. Marco has over 15 years of experience managing product portfolios and leading elite engineering teams. His passion, insights and enthusiastic leadership bring inventive technologies and solutions to life. Prior to Derive, Marco was the co-founder and VP of Product Science and Business Development at the wearable technology company Basis Science, later acquired by Intel, and one of the first team members of the biotech startup BAM Labs, acquired by SelectComfort. Marco’s focus on high-growth, industry-defining companies has given him the opportunity to create, build and lead product-driven partnerships with Red Bull, New Balance, the ESPN X Games, the NBA and beyond.
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Digi International

Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson
Vice President of Product

Mr. Nelson joined Digi in October 2017 as Vice President of Product and is responsible for directing the company’s vision, strategy, and product roadmaps in collaboration with Research and Development, Sales, and Operations. Mr. Nelson was most recently Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development at SkyWater Technology Foundry, where he led strategy, growth, and new-offering development. As CEO and CTO of Reuleaux Technology, LLC, Mr. Nelson advised companies on strategies and new-business development in IoT markets. Previously, Mr. Nelson spent more than 15 years with Logic PD, ultimately rising to CTO and Executive Vice President of Enterprise Growth.
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DimOnOff

Daniel Noiseux

Daniel Noiseux
VP Business Development

Daniel Noiseux is an accomplished serial-entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience managing companies in different industries, including automotive, lumber transformation, venture capital and electronics, and of different sizes, ranging from startups to fortune 500 companies. With a background in production and project management, Daniel now heads one of the leading companies in the smart city industry. As VP of Business Development at DimOnOff, Daniel shares his passion for developing large-scale projects. With proven skills in complex technological solutions, Daniel builds and markets successful expansion strategies for the benefit of smart cities around the world. Daniel holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering, as well as an MBA in Business Management from Université Laval, Quebec City.
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Dispersive Technologies, Inc.

Delia J. Smith

Delia J. Smith
Vice President

Delia J. Smith is a design-centric innovator and marketer working at the intersection of technology and natural systems. A 2012 US Forest Service Sustainability Science Fellow, co-author of 9 US patents and author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, Ms. Smith’s career has taken her to four continents, where she worked to improve local infrastructure and create economic opportunity. Ms. Smith holds an M.L.Arch with a concentration in ecological restoration, an MBA in Finance and International Business, a BA in Politics with minors in Mathematics and Psychology and several professional certificates. Ms. Smith currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for Dispersive Technologies, a company working to improve the security, resiliency and performance of the Internet.
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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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EastBanc Technologies

Victor Shilo

Victor Shilo
Director of Engineering

An accomplished developer, Victor Shilo leads EastBanc Technologies engineering department where he’s been seamlessly integrating technologies from diverse vendors and legacy systems. He is also highly skilled at driving automation, and developing innovative, scalable mobile, IoT, and enterprise applications that translate into true business value. Victor holds a Master in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Novosibirsk State University. An AWS Architect Associate, he is also Java, Microsoft, .Net, and Oracle-certified.
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EKATRA IoT

Giuseppe Mascarella

Giuseppe Mascarella
Adj. Professor

Adjunct Prof. Giuseppe Mascarella is a former Microsoft consulting manager and has won WW awards on leading cloud and business intelligence programs at a global level. He works as an Adjunct Prof. of Social Media Analytics and Data security at FAU and is a Principal at EKATRA IoT where he works on Machine Learning and IoT solutions.
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FCI

Baseer Mohammed

Baseer Mohammed
President

A senior technology leader and team player with unique match of skills and successful delivery experience around IOT, Enterprise Systems and Voice platforms. Providing value in Architecture, design, Data Center, Contact Center, Cloud Migration, program management and building of strategic systems. Lead many clients in Healthcare (Northwestern Medicine - Chicago, University Hospitals – Cleveland, Pfizer – Lake forest), Insurance (State Farm, Farmers Insurance, Progressive Insurance), Energy (Pacific Gas and Electric, Consumers Energy, Peoples Gas) and few others connecting devices and systems pre and post IOT revolution. Detail oriented in infrastructure and Information systems with customer centric approach, fast ROI, best practices, ITIL, six sigma, ease of use, overall business sense and total customer satisfaction. A trusted advisor to C-level executives. Lead global projects, from discovery to completion with full responsibility of P&L and resources management with Significant Business Experience and Savvy. 20+ years in lead roles strategizing operational excellence for multibillion-dollar global and national companies. Last project handled about $20 Million USD. Past projects managed exceeds 100 million USD/year.
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FirstNet

Bill Schrier

Bill Schrier
Senior Advisor

Bill Schrier is senior advisor to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) where he advises on the development of apps, products and services needed by public safety responders. Schrier’s previous experience includes serving as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Seattle Police Department, senior policy advisor in the State of Washington’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) and as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for the City of Seattle. He chaired the Washington State Interoperability Executive Committee from 2013 to 2016, which oversees public safety radio networks in the State of Washington. He also served as Washington’s State Point of Contact for FirstNet, a nationwide $7 billion effort to build a wireless 4G mobile network for first responders and other public safety agencies. As CIO for the Seattle Police Department, Schrier oversaw a staff and program to build, operate and maintain technology systems which support this municipal public safety agency of 1350 sworn officers and 2000 total employees. As CTO for the City of Seattle from 2003 to 2012, Schrier managed a department of 220 professionals and a $59 million budget supporting the technology needs of the municipal government of the City of Seattle. Schrier holds a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Washington (Seattle) and a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Physics and Math. Schrier is a retired officer with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
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Fortinet, Inc.

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
Vice President, Strategic Programs

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy leads Strategic Programs at Fortinet where he focuses on emerging technologies and key partnerships that enhance security and facilitate digital transformation. Previously, Jonathan was the Security CTO at Verizon Enterprise Solutions where he was responsible for strategic technology partnerships, the Verizon Cyber Intelligence Center, and the data science team that produces the annual Data Breach Investigations Report. Prior to the Verizon/MCI merger, he was responsible for development of Verizon’s first hosting, managed security services and business continuity practice. He has more than 15 years of security and BCDR/COOP experience, managing security and IT operations around the world – working through business interruptions including armed conflict, civil strife, labor strikes, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, network outages and a wide range of cyber attacks. Jonathan’s most recent speaking engagement was IoT North America in Chicago.
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Geisel Software, Inc.

Brian Geisel

Brian Geisel
CEO

Brian Geisel is the CEO of Geisel Software, a leading Internet of Things development company that focuses on Embedded, Web and Mobile Software. By working with some of the most innovative hardware, software and security companies, Brian has quietly influenced the design decisions in many of the devices hitting the market today.A former radio host, Brian thrives on delivering relevant, powerful messages to audiences everywhere. With his diverse technical background and aptitude for speaking, he is known for his ability to simplify complex topics and present them in a way that is insightful, potent, and easily understood. He regularly speaks on a wide range of topics from SaaS to Software Hiring Practices to Security.Geisel is also a prolific blogger and has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Bloomberg Business, BBC, Forbes, Minyanville.com, and other major outlets. See Geisel’s speaking reel at http://geisel.software/speaking.
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GlobalSign

Nisarg  Desai

Nisarg Desai
Director of Product Management, IoT Solutions

Nisarg Desai is currently responsible for Product Management and Product Marketing efforts for GlobalSign’s IoT business. He leads high-level strategy, product vison and roadmap, revenue growth planning and business development. With the sharp increase in cyber-attacks his goal is to secure the ever-growing Internet of Things. Nisarg spent 5 years as a software engineer at Symantec where he helped build their Endpoint Protection and Virtualization cyber-security products. He has prior experience spanning the information security, hospitality services, and business consulting industries. He is passionate about next-generation internet connected technology trends specifically the Blockchain. Nisarg holds an MS in Engineering Management from Tufts University, and an MS in Computer Science from the University of Southern California.
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Globant

Diego  Fernández Brihuega

Diego Fernández Brihuega
VP of Technology

Diego Fernández Brihuega is the VP of Technology at Globant, a digitally-native technology services company. At Globant, he leads digital transformations for healthcare organizations and creates holistic digital solutions for clients that are centered around their customers’ needs and expectations.Diego graduated as an Electronics Engineer from the University of Buenos Aires and holds a Masters in Science degree (Msc) and a certification as PMP.
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Google

Ricardo Prada

Ricardo Prada
UX Director

Dr. Luis Ricardo Prada directs broad, multidisciplinary teams of scientists and designers, adapting future technologies to human needs and capabilities. Ricardo holds degrees in engineering psychology and human factors and has worked in consumer electronics, VR/AR, web services, online ads, medical devices, operations, aerospace, machine learning, and ground transportation, including self-driving cars.
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GSMA

Dr. Shane Rooney

Dr. Shane Rooney
Executive Director IoT

Shane Rooney is an Executive Director at the GSMA on the IoT Programme. Bringing together strategies and synergies across the M2M verticals and the wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA’s initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of Cellular LPWA Networks Technology ( NB-IOT & LTE-M) initiative globally and now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat , developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.
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Helios Wire

Scott Larson

Scott Larson
CEO & Co-founder

Scott has 23 years of experience in space, technology and finance. Mainly, in startups.He is currently a co-founder and the CEO of Helios Wire, which is building out a satellite-enabled Internet of Things network to provide global connectivity to the most remote areas on earth. Helios is launching a constellation of small satellites which will collect data from connected devices in agriculture, shipping, supply chain, transportation, infrastructure, and asset monitoring industries. He also co-founded and was the CEO of UrtheCast for five years. UrtheCast signed an agreement with the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) to install two cameras on the outside of the International Space Station. They took the pictures — and the first colour HD video from space — from those cameras and sold them into the Earth Observation industry, and put them out online as well. They built the company up to about 250 people over five years with seven offices around the world. Its annual revenue was about $60 million, and Scott took the company public, raising almost $200 million and acquired a competitor for $100 million. UrtheCast truly was part of the New Space movement when it was just beginning. He also spent 11 years in corporate finance advisory roles, helping small-to-medium companies in industrial, low tech, service, or manufacturing industries. Working mainly with private companies, he helped clients work through shareholder buyouts, management buyouts, restructuring, turnarounds, and M&A activity.
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Hiber

Coen Janssen

Coen Janssen
Co-founder

Coen Janssen is the co-founder of Hiber which is a space start-up building a nano-satellite constellation to provide cost effective Internet of Things data connectivity globally. Mr. Janssen is also a founding partner at Magnitude, an investment and advisory firm focused on aerospace technology and high growth innovative businesses. He holds degrees in international monetary economics and international corporate finance from Harvard University and M&A and Investment Banking from Nyenrode Business University, and holds a MSc in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology.
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Ho'ike Technologies

Frank Bradshaw

Frank Bradshaw
CEO

Frank Bradshaw began a career in IT by volunteering to lead a group to wire his dorm to being a technical trainer specializing in Lotus Notes and Cybersecurity. 10 years of being a CISSP Master trainer has given him an opportunity to have a hand in the growth of cybersecurity professionals. After many years of working in everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Frank Bradshaw now owns and runs Hoike Technologies, a cybersecurity managed services company that specializes in providing SMBs the same level of protection that Fortune 500 companies enjoy, at a price they can afford.
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Huawei Technologies (USA)

Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang
Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development

Dr. Tao Zhang, an IEEE Fellow, has over 30 years of leadership experience in creating and commercializing new technologies in areas including connected vehicles, mobile networks, fog/edge computing, and IoT. He is Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development at Futurewei Technologies (Huawei R&D USA). He was the CTO / Chief Scientist for Smart Connected Vehicles business at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, he was the Chief Scientist for vehicular networks and the Director of multiple research groups on mobile networks and applications at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research). Tao cofounded and served as a founding Board Director for the OpenFog Consortium and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). He was the CIO and a Board Governor of the IEEE Communications Society. Tao holds over 50 US patents and has coauthored two books “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy” (2012) and “IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks” (2004).
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IBM

Jason Kelley

Jason Kelley
General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services

Jason Kelley leads IBM’s Global Blockchain Services, partnering with client organizations and consortia to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies and reinvented business process. His teams provide the thought leadership and consultive capabilities needed to design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust and transparency with IBM Blockchain offerings and solutions.Prior to this role, Mr. Kelley led IBM Global Business Services Solutions, Design, &Innovation, helping clients transform to differentiate and lead in the market through digital reinvention, applying IBM Design Thinking and the application of Agile, DevOps and innovative technology. His teams bring endless energy, creativity, and outcomes for IBM clients around the world, delivering unique business capability with the marriage of analytics, automation/robotics, Watson, and cloud technologies. Mr. Kelley also served as IBM CTO and design leader for IBM Business Process Outsourcing, and previously managed IBM’s Analytics business in North America, China and Asia Pacific. He has also led initiatives in IBM’s Software, Global Technology Services, and Sales and Distribution units across industries.With 13 with years of military service as an Army Airborne Ranger, Mr. Kelley values integrity, leadership, and loyalty, and proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Corporate America Supports You (CASY) organization and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, both national nonprofitsoffering employment assistance for current and former military personnel and their spouses. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Kelley also earned an MBA from the Cox School of business at Southern Methodist University, with a concentration in Technology and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Kelley contributes to IBM’s ongoing leadership in patents as the holder of three U.S. Patents with others pending.
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IIC Industrial Internet Consortium

Dr. Claudio Lima

Dr. Claudio Lima
Co Chair Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Energy/Utility/Oil & Gas

Dr. Claudio Lima is a seasoned executive, global thought leader and innovator on advanced energy and telecom/ICT working with emerging technologies, new businesses and financial innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1995 at UKC (England) and has large industry, high tech start-up and R&D experience on advanced energy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, microgrid and Distributed and Intelligent Energy Resources (DER). He served as vice chair of the IEEE 2030 Smart Grid Standards, where he made significant contributions to the development of global smart grid standards. Previously, Dr. Lima worked as Global Smart Grid Chief Technology Officer of Huawei Technologies in Europe-Asia-Pacific and Senior Research Scientist and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs (Sprint ATL), in Silicon Valley-CA. He has set up and led global advanced research and engineering projects with collaboration in a wide variety of industries, including energy, telecom, IT/IoT and the public sector. He is the co-inventor of an innovative IoT Microgrid Energy-Internet Access technology, using blockchain Ethereum to enable transactive energy business models. He has more than 100+ conference key note speaker presentations and scientific research that has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including 12 USPTO patent awards. He is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)/Energy Utility Working Group, promoting IoT industry innovation and collaboration in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He is also co-chair of the EPRI Energy Storage System (ESS) Procurement Working Group, working with electric utilities on the development of utility scale energy storage engineering frameworks.
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Imperva

Ben Herzberg

Ben Herzberg
Director, Threat Research

Ben has years of experience in hacking stuff, writing code, and in his past was a red team leader, and technical leader as a CTO and research manager.Ben is Impervas Threat Research Director, and leader of the research group, consisting of elite security researchers and developers - researching Network, Application & DB Security, Data Analytics & Machine Learning.
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Industrial Internet Consortium

John Kowal

John Kowal
Chair, Smart Factory Task Group

John Kowal is chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Smart Factory Task Group and serves on the Board of Directors of the Organization for Machine Automation and Control (OMAC). John works as Director, Business Development, for B&R Industrial Automation, a global supplier of advanced machine control solutions, where he is responsible for North American IIoT/I4.0 strategy, standards proliferation, market development and customer specifications.He also serves on the Dean’s executive council for Purdue University Northwest’s school of technology and is active in AMT, PMMI, Hannover USA advisory board, BMA and ISA.
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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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Internet of Things America, LLC

Peter DeNagy

Peter DeNagy
President /Co-Founder

Peter L. DeNagy, President / Co - Founder Internet of Things America, LLC.Peter L. DeNagy is the President of Internet of Things America, LLC, a MSP focused on managed IoT connectivity and IoT solution integration focused on servicing all of rural America. He was, most recently, the Managing Principal of Acommence Advisors, Inc., a technology industry consultancy focused on Innovation, Business Advisory Services, Strategy, Acceleration and Market Velocity for start-up and mature organizations. Additionally, Peter is the immediate past chair the IoT Forum for the Technology Association of North Texas, “Tech Titans” and sat on Tech Titan’s Board.Formerly, Peter was the US General Manager for Enterprise Mobility Enablement at Samsung Telecommunications America, (STA). As enterprise employee one, he developed Samsungs GTM enterprise strategy and managed carrier sales, pre and post sales engineering, enterprise marketing, enterprise product planning and Samsung’s strategic alliances organization. Under his purview his teams developed the vision for Samsung SAFETM as well as the initial value framework for Samsung KNOXTM.Prior to Samsung, Peter was the GTM and Alliances Leader for the Americas at Accenture in the Mobile Application Solutions Practice within Systems Integration & Technology, (SI&T). After Samsung, Peter lead GTM and solution development in the North American Mobility Practice at Capgemini. In addition to Capgemini, Samsung and Accenture, he held executive positions and lead efforts at major communications and consulting firms such as Harris, GTE/Verizon, Sprint, Global Crossing, EDS, and BearingPoint. From the academic perspective, Peter collaborated on the book, Managing the Mobile Workforce, by David Clemons and Michael Kroth, Ph.D. (11/2010, McGraw Hill). The project included noted business author Stephen Covey.From an industry leadership perspective, Peter was a member of Microsoft’s Global Mobility Partner Engagement Board, (MPEB), from 2008 through 2011. He also has and currently sits on the technical and business boards of several start-up companies, such as Atom Nanoelectronics (current), Connect2.me (current), Bitzer Mobile (purchased by Oracle in 2013), Opus-3 (ended February 2017), CloudMasons, (purchased in 2012), MyndVR (current), IsoWhiz (current), Maxxsure (current) and others. In 2017 he was also named to Sothern Methodist University’s Advisory Board for Big Data. Peter is a globally renounced speaker on the topics of mobility ha has managed and attended many conferences. He was a delegate to the IoT World Forum in 2014 and was the 2014 and 2015 Chair for IQPC’s Mobility in Oil and Gas and Mobile Enterprise series for events in Houston, Calgary and London. He chaired the IoT6 Summit in Dallas in 2015, and the Internet of Manufacturing conference in Chicago and Dallas in 2017. He is a frequent contributor to the M6/M Enterprise Mobility events nationally. Peter is also a frequent speaker on IoT for organizations such as IEEE, INCOMPAS, TIA, NTCA (The Rural Broadband Association), Internet of Business, RCR Wireless and TIE.Overall, Peter has more than 35 years of Mobile, IoT and Telecommunications experience and has delivered almost $4 Billion Dollars in value to his clients.Based in Frisco, TX, Peter holds an AB in Politics from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.
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Internet Society

Jeff Wilbur

Jeff Wilbur
Director, Online Trust Alliance initiative

Jeff is the Director of the Online Trust Alliance initiative at the Internet Society, which has developed an IoT Trust Framework through a multi-stakeholder process involving more than 100 participants. He is a regular speaker on IoT and online trust issues at conferences such as RSA Conference. Prior to joining the Internet Society, Jeff was chairman of the board of the Online Trust Alliance, a non-profit focused on enhancing online trust, user empowerment, and innovation through technical best practices, ethical privacy practices, and data stewardship. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in high technology, all focused on bringing new, industry-transforming communications technologies to market. He has been involved at the founding stages of Ethernet, routing, switching, VOIP, unified messaging and email authentication and services in both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has a BSEE from Kansas State University and MSEE from Stanford University.
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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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James Brehm & Associates

Mike Krell

Mike Krell
Head of IoT Strategy

Mike’s passion for all things electronic spans more than 30 years of working with hardware, software, PCs, laptops, handhelds, and home electronics. For James Brehm & Associates, Mike provides research, analysis, and go-to-market strategies for companies looking to deliver successful industrial and consumer IoT solutions. Prior to JBA, Mike was the Lead IoT Analyst for Moor Insights & Strategy and helped clients such as Cisco, Dell, HP Enterprise and Qualcomm to develop IoT strategies and communications. Mike has also worked within a variety of hardware and software firms, developing marketing and communications strategies for the likes of MIPI Alliance, Alereon, Legerity, and AMD.
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Johnson Controls

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown
Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities

Lisa Brown joined Johnson Controls in 2003. As national director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Lisa is responsible for growth of the local government market in North America, including the development of strategies, offerings and innovations for local government service and systems markets. In 2015, Lisa created Johnson Controls’ local government urban growth initiative, which combines smart city solutions with community outreach and workforce enhancement for midsize to large municipal customers. Lisa is consistently sought out to deliver key note presentations and participate on Smart City and IOT panels to discuss how data can assist cities to become “smarter” and its relation to climate resiliency, smart infrastructure and economic growth. Lisa was recently nominated to join the Women of Municipal Government committee for the National League of Cities (NLC), and the Smart Communities Advisory board for the International City Manager’s Association (ICMA). For the past three years, she has been the leader of the East Region Women’s Resource Network of Johnson Controls and served as global ambassador for International Women’s Day. Lisa served 15 years with the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, four of those years as director of community development and outreach in Newark, New Jersey. Lisa currently is a board member of the Rumson-Fair Haven Education Foundation. In 2016, she was honored as a NY Women of Valor and received the Humanitarian Award from St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, which support 1.5 million food disadvantaged New Yorkers annually. Lisa resides on the Jersey Shore with her family and two always hungry dogs.
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LifeWorkx, Inc

Jeannette Galvanek

Jeannette Galvanek
CEO

Always on the cutting edge of business thought, Jeannette Galvanek has ledmajor corporate and people transitions across organizations for decades.Jeannette's diversified corporate leadership experiences include senior advisor,human resources executive, organizational change leader and VP of Talent(technical) development at AT&T and Bell Labs.Jeannette founded her current business venture – LifeWorkx – pursuing reinvention of the traditional model of caregiving. She discloses essential digitaldirection for a work-life-caregiving ecosystem through collaborative healthcare,smart home, mobile enterprise and IoT innovations. LifeWorkx’s laser focus ison corporate labor market and employment challenges due to expectations thatemployees take on caregiving in addition to their paid jobs in our aging society.
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Lufthansa Technik

Gerrit Rexhausen

Gerrit Rexhausen
Program Manager, Corporate Strategy & Innovation Management

Gerrit Rexhausen is the Program Manager of Corporate Innovation at Lufthansa Technik. He started at the company in 2003 in the engine overhaul shop. His work covers IoT/ Industry 4.0, automation projects, and he is responsible for the project portfolio MRO 4.0 (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul). He is based and born in Hamburg, Germany and graduated from the University of Hamburg with a diploma in process engineering.
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Machineshop

Michael  Campbell

Michael Campbell
President and CEO

Michael Campbell is President and CEO of MachineShop, a Boston-based tech company focused on Edge Computing - Dramatically simplifying the way organizations manage edge devices, the data they produce and the applications they interact with. Campbell is the former CEO of Boston-based platform as a service firm SensorLogic, acquired in 2011 by Gemalto. He was also formerly president and CEO of PanGo Networks, acquired in 2007 by InnerWireless Inc.
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Mastercard

Stephane Wyper

Stephane Wyper
Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization

Stephane is the SVP for New Commerce Partnerships at Mastercard, based in New York. In his role, Stephane and his team are responsible for leading Mastercard’s efforts to commercialize new commerce opportunities covering the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. This includes identifying key needs in this space that Mastercard can solve for, as well as developing relationships with leading players across specific IoT verticals including connected car, smart home, connected office, and the future of retail. Previously, Stephane founded and led Mastercard’s global startup engagement group, known as Mastercard Start Path, working with over 120 early stage companies across the commerce space through a combination of operational partnership, strategic investment, and commercial access.
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Metal Toad

Tony  Rost

Tony Rost
Chief Technology Officer

Tony Rost is passionate in his belief that any technology leadership problem can be solved by uniting sound data, strong processes and adventurous, empowered teams. With more than 20 years of leadership in the industry, Tony is frequently called up to speak on panels about the future of tech, including the Internet of Things in heavy industries, connected transportation fleets and emerging trends in VR, AR and the connected home. As chief technology officer for software development firm Metal Toad, Tony has helped transform the digital ecosystems of industry leaders like Sony, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Siemens Wind Power, Disney, DC Comics, Warner Brothers and The Linux Foundation.Tony holds a bachelor’s degree in civic leadership and communications from Portland State University. He serves on the Technology Leadership Committee at Technology Association of Oregon and is a past board member for Allies Linked for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS.
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Miami Dade College Idea Center

Ibis Fonte

Ibis Fonte
Instructor

Ibis is an Internet of Things innovator and an instructor at Miami Dade College teaching Internet of Things at the Idea Center. Her career building software and embedded integrated technology spans for 25 years. Most recently she speaks locally in her role as a STEM evangelist for BrinkerEducationInitiative.org. She brought FashionTech to the stage at Art Basel. and is an advocate for women in tech, a neuroscience and brain-computer interface enthusiast, and public speaker.
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Microsoft

Murray Gordon

Murray Gordon
Regional Cloud Sales Director

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Mobilocity LLC

Gerry Purdy

Gerry Purdy
Principal Analyst

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MontaVista Software LLC

Iisko Lappalainen

Iisko Lappalainen
Head - Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations

Iisko Lappalainen is heading Montavista’s Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations. Iisko has over 15 years of experience working in the embedded software sector, besides MontaVista also in leading companies like Nokia, Ericsson and Tieto as well as some innovative Embedded Linux startups. He is tasked to making sure that MontaVista’s customers have the best fit solution available to them using MontaVista’s products and services, and that MontaVista’s product offering also reflects the needs of the market. During his career he has worked in several application and industry areas including mobile terminals, telecommunications software and machine-to-machine communications/Internet of Things. Iisko and his team focus on evangelizing, planning and promoting innovative technologies around embedded Linux in the areas of Networking, Telecommunications, IoT, Military/Defense among others. Iisko holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Turku, Finland and is pursuing a Ph.D in the field of embedded systems.
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Multitech

Sara Brown

Sara Brown
Senior Director of Marketing

Sara Brown is a strategic marketing professional dedicated to driving quantifiable business results with data-driven marketing communications that sell. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she’s boosted the profile and, more importantly revenue, of organizations big and small; public, private and not-for-profit. She is responsible for marketing and communications both external and internal for MultiTech. She serves the industry on the board of the IoT M2M Council and the Smart Texas Alliance, as well as co-chairing the marketing committee of the LoRa Alliance.
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MultiTech

Brandon Dalida

Brandon Dalida
Regional Sales Manager

Brandon has presented to OEMs and resellers on device and embedded device networking solutions all around the world - from New Delhi to Budapest. As a Regional Sales Manager, Brandon Dalida is responsible for direct and managed sales in the South US for the Multi-Tech device and embedded product lines. Before joining Multi-Tech in 2008, Brandon was a field technician and sales engineer in the telecommunications industry for more than 12 years.
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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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NativeTrust Consulting, LLC

Kristina Podnar

Kristina Podnar
Digital Governance Consultant

Kristina is a digital governance advisor with nearly 20 years of management consulting experience. She brings clarity across the global organization and its regulatory environments to rapidly customize a policy framework that frees the organization from legal, regulatory and operational risk to fully leverage digital solutions in service of the business mission. Kristina has a BA in international studies and an MBA in international business from the Dominican University of California and is certified as both a Change Management Practitioner (APMG International) and a Project Management Professional (Project Management Institute).
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neXt Curve

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma
Principal Analyst and Consultant

Former Gartner analyst, prolific speaker/author over 280+ published research notes in a decade at Gartner, moderated the best TMCNet SD-WAN event in Feb 2017...VP/principal analyst at neXt Curve, and acting CTO at Telemedco involved in AI/Blockchain-based telemedicine.
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Nokia

Randy Van Buren

Randy Van Buren
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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OpenFog Consortium

Evan Birkhead

Evan Birkhead

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards
Partner

Glenn Richards is a partner and chair of the communications practice at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman in Washington, DC. He represents communications service providers and investors in transactional, regulatory and litigation matters before the Federal Communications Commission and state public utility commissions. Glenn also represents corporate users of communications services in contract negotiations with their suppliers. He is also Executive Director of the Voice on the Net Coalition (www.von.org), a trade association of providers of Internet communications. Glenn received a journalism degree from West Virginia University in 1982 and a law degree from New York Law School in 1985. He can be reached at 202-663-8215 or glenn.richards@pillsburylaw.com.
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PROLIM

Prabhu Patil

Prabhu Patil
CEO

Prabhu Patil is founder & CEO of PROLIM. PROLIM is a 13 years old global Enterprise IOT, PLM Software Solutions company with global presence in US, Canada, Germany and India. PROLIM helps global companies to build innovative products by providing IOT & PLM Software solutions. Prior to founding Prabhu worked in leadership roles at Siemens, EDS, IBM and Space Scientist.
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PsiKick

David Wentzloff

David Wentzloff
Co-CTO & Co-Founder

Dr. David Wentzloff co-founded PsiKick in 2012 and now serves as the company’s Co-Chief Technology Officer. By removing the battery from sensors, PsiKick unlocks new data streams from the physical world. Utilizing fundamental circuit IP for ultra-low-power digital & radio technologies, PsiKick delivers data-driven insights through its full-stack sensing solutions that can go anywhere and do not require batteries or maintenance. PsiKick’s investors include New Enterprise Associates, Osage University Partners and the Michigan Investment in New Technology Start-Ups Fund (MINTS). Dave received the BS degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan, and the Ph.D. degree from MIT. Since 2007, he has been on the faculty at the University of Michigan, where he is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
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Renesas Electronics

Wil Florentino

Wil Florentino
Sr. Mgr. Industrial Automation Segment

Wil Florentino is an Industrial Automation segment specialist at Renesas Electronics America, where he focuses on industrial networking, sensors, and Industrial IoT applications. He has 20 years of experience in industrial-focused technical marketing of processors, single board computers and FPGAs. Prior to joining Renesas, he worked at Xilinx and Altera in strategic marketing roles related to industrial applications.
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SAS

Nav Ranajee

Nav Ranajee
Global IoT Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences

Nav Ranajee is the Senior Business Development Executive for Healthcare and Life Sciences at SAS.Mr. Ranajee has nearly 25 years of experience in the HLS industry beginning his career in medical administration for the Philadelphia VA Medical Center and then moving onto senior healthcare consulting/project management roles with Siemens Medical Solutions and Arthur Andersen. For nearly 10 years, he successfully developed and led the HLS product divisions for Bank of America and Fifth Third Bank leading teams of sales, product and marketing personnel. As the global marketing leader at IBM Watson Health, he drove the go to market strategies for IBM’s suite of big data and analytics solutions working closely with large HLS customers as well as developing key channel partnerships. Most recently, Mr. Ranajee was the HLS Solution Strategy leader at Ricoh focused on digital transformation.Mr. Ranajee frequently speaks and blogs on the convergence of healthcare and technology and has been published in industry publications such as HFM, HIMSS and Healthcare Informatics. Mr. Ranajee holds an Executive Scholarship in Marketing from Northwestern University, an MBA in Healthcare Administration from Widener University and a bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management from the Pennsylvania State University..
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Schneider Electric

Kevin Self

Kevin Self
Senior Vice President Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations

As a member of Schneider Electric’s North America Executive Leadership Team, Kevin is responsible for the development and execution of a winning strategy that drives profitable growth across all lines of business in alignment with Schneider Electric’s #LifeIsOn corporate brand. Kevin’s responsibilities include leading the overall North America strategy development process; developing and optimizing government relationships at state and federal levels; and identifying new opportunities for growth. Kevin previously held Strategy & Corporate Development roles with Johnson Controls’ Building Efficiency Business, Miller Brewing Company, GE Healthcare, and McKinsey & Company. Kevin holds an MBA from Northwestern University, and MS and BS degrees in engineering from The University of Michigan.
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Siemens AG

Urs Gleim

Urs Gleim
Governing Board Chair for the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Project and Head of Smart Embedded Systems

Urs Gleim has been in the embedded software business since 1999. In his professional career her worked as a software developer, software and system architect, project manager and technical consultant. Today he is with Siemens Corporate, where he drives strategic research and per-development projects for the infrastructure and industry businesses of Siemens. The Corporate Competence Center Embedded Linux is part of his embedded systems group at Siemens Corporate Technology. This team centrally provides Linux and related technologies for various Siemens products. Urs Gleim was one of the founding members and is the governing board chair of of the Civil Infrastructure Platform project (www.cip-project.org) providing a Linux base layer for Linux based IoT enabled industrial products.
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Sirqul

Robert Frederick

Robert Frederick
Founder and CEO

Robert Frederick, founder and CEO of Sirqul, has been focused on connected communities of devices, people, and businesses since 1993. He was inspired by the boundless future potential of smart connected devices and leveraged this passion to attend MIT, to work on projects in the MIT Media Lab, and to join one of the first startups focused on standards that would later be called BlueTooth in the late nineties. The startup’s licensed product, DeviceTalk.com, was a central server running Intelligent Agents that used event-based logic to complete actions on behalf of its users via simple commands and conditional triggers. Identity and Presence was important then and still tends to be important now. Amazon acquired the company in 1999, and Robert led the internal team, Amazon Anywhere, that focused on making it possible to interact with Amazon Anywhere, Anytime, on Any device. After becoming the technical co-founder of Amazon Web Services and setting the stage for Amazon to become profitable leveraging the Cloud, Rob started Sirqul to create an Intelligence of Things (IoT) ecosystem on top of the cloud that also works at the edge. Sirqul has numerous partners that span Retail, Smart Buildings, Autonomous Vehicles, and Robotics.
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Small Box Energy

Tracy Markie

Tracy Markie
Chief Executive Officer

Tracy Markie, Chairman and Chief Product Development Officer for Small Box Energy, has more than 30 years of experience with the development and implementation of control systems andenergy management solutions spanning across traditional building automation to cutting edgetechnology and sustainability solutions. He is a published author and presenter, with articles onthe subjects of automation and energy management appearing in more than a dozen nationalpublications. He is a Certified Energy Manager through the Association of Energy Engineers,and recently served on the GridWise Architecture Council, a group appointed and sponsored bythe U.S. Department of Energy as well as serving on several other alliance and technology boards specific to energy conservation. His commitment to shaping the electrical controls and energy management industry is evident through continued leadership and product development role of two companies; Small Box Energy and Engenuity Systems, Inc.A published author and presenter, Mr. Markie’s articles on the subjects of automation andenergy management have appeared in more than a dozen national publications. He recentlyserved on the GridWise Architecture Council, a group appointed and sponsored by the U.S.Department of Energy. He currently serves on the boards of LonMark International, as Chairman, and the SunSpec Alliance, an association dedicated to bringing interoperability standards to the solar industry.Mr. Markie received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of Maine and his MBA from the University of Connecticut. He has held various technical and managerial positions at Intel Corporation, United Technologies, Tronix Corporation, and NationalSemiconductor.
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Smart City Business Institute Americas

Leonardo Simoes

Leonardo Simoes
IT Smart Cities Specialist, Technical Counselor

Leonardo Simoes is a specialist in information technology withmore than 20 years of experience in the public and privatesectors. He has also worked in companies such as Microsoft andOracle.Responsible for several projects focused on the citizen, he hasstood out globally for his studies on Smart Cities.Most recently, he was CIO of the Ministry of Cities, in theFederal Government in Brazil, responsible for projects such asthe countrys first digital driver’s license, as well as ITStrategic Planning for the biennium 2017-2018 of that Ministry.In 2017 he was awarded by the Government of Taiwan (R.O.C.)together with the Lincoln Institute of landing Police (USA) asbest speaker of the Smart Cities Seminar on that country.Mr. Simoes is also a permanent member of the technical councilat the Smart Cities America Institute.
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Smart City Works

Robert Mazer

Robert Mazer
Founder

ROBERT A. MAZER Passionate and seasoned entrepreneur and attorney with multi-decade experience in developing creative and innovative strategies to obtain value from emerging market opportunities. Bob was instrumental in the conception and founding of iBiquity Digital (terrestrial digital radio), iXnet (Global VPN), Ondas Media (European satellite radio), Assure Space, LLC (insurance underwriter), and most recently Apio Systems, Inc. (telematics). Bob has a special talent for identifying unique business opportunities and creating the strategies and building the teams to make them a reality. Bob has created value through and for angel investors, strategic partners, private equity, and venture capital. Bob was an Equity Partner at the international law firm of Vinson and Elkins. At the law firm he established and grew the Telecommunications Practice and represented numerous clients developing and implementing innovative telecommunications technologies. Bob received a B.S. degree from the University of Maryland and a J.D. degree from the American University.
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snap40

Christopher McCann

Christopher McCann
CEO and Co-Founder

Christopher McCann is the CEO and co-founder of snap40. snap40 is building a platform to continuously and passively monitor the entire human body, using the data to deliver healthcare, preventively and before you become sick. A serial entrepreneur with extensive engineering and medical experience, Christopher is responsible for architecting the company’s vision and direction, which he envisioned during his third year of medical school, eventually dropping out to focus on the company full time. Christopher holds a master’s degree in engineering and computer science from the University of Dundee, Scotland, as well as bachelor’s degrees in medicine and surgery.
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SOFTTEK

Dago Mata

Dago Mata
SVP, Head Internet of Things U.S.A and Canada

Dago Mata is Global Vice President, Head of Industrial Internet U.S.A and Canada at Softtek. Working with Global Fortune 1000 customers in the US, EMEA, Latin America and Asia to maximize value from technology investments in order to unleash innovation and enable competitive advantage. He has more than 16 years of experience in business consulting services. Dago is a Member of Georgia’s Technology Community a world-class organization and an engine for economic development for the state of Georgia.
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SyncFab

Jeremy Goodwin

Jeremy Goodwin
CEO

Jeremy is an international fintech executive fluent in Chinese and French and social impact entrepreneur passionate about technologies improving on the human condition including Additive and Advanced Manufacturing, AI (artificial intelligence), Bitcoin, Blockchain, Cleantech, Crypto, Decentralization, DLT (Distributed Ledger Technology), Ethereum and ML (Machine Learning). Currently, Jeremy is CEO of SyncFab an IIoT Industry 4.0 Blockchain Manufacturing Industry Partner to the $140MM US D.O.E. & D.O.C. Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (CESMII) appointed by the White House and US Departments of Energy and Commerce National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). SyncFab is also the San Francisco Mayors Office of Civic Innovation - 2016 Startup in Residence (STIR) in partnership with the Cities of San Leandro, Oakland and West Sacramento. From 2008 to 2012, Jeremy served as Executive President and CFO of China Advanced Construction Materials Company leading it to peak performance of 2,000 employees and NASDAQ IPO. As the only bilingual member of the company board of directors, he was responsible for negotiating large international contracts, implementing SOX 404 compliance, managing international accounting audits, SEC and shareholder communications. Jeremy successfully clinched a $100M Private Equity investment offer in support of company expansion plans and NASDAQ listing before board decision to privatize.
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Syniverse

John Wick

John Wick
Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Group

John Wick serves as Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Group, and is responsible for the management and growth of Syniverses next-generation networking solutions. He also leads product development across this line of business, which includes Syniverse’s Connected LTE, IPX, IMS, SS7 and Turnkey product lines. Mr. Wick joined Syniverse in 1993 and was initially responsible for managing the network operations department. Over his tenure, he has held management positions in the operations, research and development, technology, business development, and product management groups. Prior to joining Syniverse, Mr. Wick was a systems integrator with Verizon and, earlier, an electronic communications and switching systems technician for the U.S. Air Force. Mr. Wick earned both bachelors and masters degrees in business from Nova Southeastern University. He also holds an associates degree in electronic engineering technology from the Community College of the Air Force, and he is a certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
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SYNNEX

Julie Bedenbaugh

Julie Bedenbaugh
IoT Business Development

Coming into the IoT Business Development role at SYNNEX, Julie brings 7+ years of experience as a Classroom Teacher with her. In her position, she has a focus on developing solutions in Education as well as verticals such as Healthcare, Public Safety, and beyond. Julie works with customers to educate them on the new, innovative IoT Solutions SYNNEX has to offer. She serves as a resource advisor to find not just the best products for a given opportunity, but also collaborates to find the best overall solution. Julie has both an undergraduate and Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Literacy and Gifted Education.
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The City of Seat Pleasant

Eugene Grant

Eugene Grant
Mayor

Mayor Eugene W. Grant has been leading the City of Seat Pleasant, MD through successful innovative methods and providing executive municipal leadership since 2004.In 2017, Mayor Grant signed an agreement with IBM to build a $30 million cloud-based, Intelligent Operations Center in the City of Seat Pleasant, a Smart City of Excellence. This multi-year endeavor will elevate Seat Pleasant to become the FIRST authentic small Smart City in the world.In addition to this significant accomplishment, Mayor Grant successfully petitioned the United States Department of Agriculture to designate Seat Pleasant as a “Rural Community,” potentially giving the city access to millions of dollars of federal grants and funding. Because of the Mayor’s continual efforts, he is currently using $4.1 million in Rural Development financing to remodel City Hall and the Maintenance Building into Smart Buildings.Mayor Grant has automated the city’s Finance Department, increasing accountability and transparency to the citizens. Seat Pleasant is also the first small city in the state of Maryland to utilize Budgeting for Outcomes, which has improved the effectiveness and efficiency of the Finance Department. His leadership created the opportunity for Seat Pleasant to become the first city in the country to obtain security clearance to fly police drones in the No Fly Zone over the nation’s capital, optimizing the city’s ability to provide better safety to the region during times of uncertainty.As the principle promoter for Seat Pleasant, a Smart City of Excellence, Mayor Grant has presented his vision for a center of innovation, information, and investment in front of some of the world’s leading tech companies, emerging tech companies specializing in the Internet of Things and potential impact and social impact investors and angel investors.In 2017, Mayor Grant has promoted the city as a model for other small cities, towns, and villages at the United Nations Headquarters in New York; spoken at panels at Smart Cities Week in California and Washington, D.C. and with the American Association of Blacks in Energy; presented the FIRST ever TEDx Talk presentation in the history of the Maryland Municipal Summer Conference; and, presented potential strategic partnerships with Harrisburg University and Oklahoma University to continue to build upon the foundation establishing Seat Pleasant as a Smart City of Excellence.
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Toshiba Corporation

Yoshitake  Kobayashi

Yoshitake Kobayashi
Technical Steering Committee Chair for the Civil Infrastructure Platform (CIP) Project and Senior Manager of Open Source Technology

Yoshitake Kobayashi is leading the Open Source Technology Department at Toshiba Corporation. His team provides Linux base system and related technologies such as Database and Web application frameworks for various products in Toshiba. His research interests include operating systems, distributed systems and dynamically reconfigurable systems.
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US Ignite

Mari Silbey

Mari Silbey
Director of Communications

Mari Silbey is Director of Communications for US Ignite and Director of US Ignite Forum, a program that convenes workshops around the country, bringing local government officials and their partners together to share smart city challenges, strategies, and best practices. Prior to joining US Ignite, Mari spent several years as a journalist covering broadband infrastructure, video delivery, and smart cities. Her telecom and cable roots go back further through work as an independent writer and analyst with both analyst firms and several private-sector companies including Limelight Networks and Motorola before its acquisition (and later sell-off) by Google. She is a graduate of Duke University, based in Washington, DC.
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US Ignite

Scott Turnbull

Scott Turnbull
Director of Technology

Mr. Turnbull is an information technology leader with 25 years in academic, government, and non-profit IT leadership. He has helped lead the Smart Gigabit Communities effort under US Ignite, initiating and growing the program in each of the 27+ partner communities across the US and in Australia. He co-authored several of the US Ignite Smart City Guides and Playbooks and runs numerous national technology challenges and reverse pitch events. Prior to coming to US Ignite, he served as the Technical Section Chief for regional joint response teams in Public Safety. He has led efforts to build several national digital repositories for University consortiums and been the head of academic software engineering at Emory University under their libraries system. He is also a veteran of the US Army Intelligence Corps.
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VeloCloud

Mike Wood

Mike Wood
Vice President

Michael Wood is VP of Marketing for VeloCloud by VMWare, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement. Mike has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Previously, Wood was VP, product management for Akamai Technologies Cloud Networking Business Unit.
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VirtualHealth

Adam Sabloff

Adam Sabloff
CEO and Founder

Adam Sabloff, CEO and Founder of VirtualHealth, is a nationally recognized leader and executive in the healthcare industry. Adam’s impact in the field can be traced back to the mid-2000s, when he co-created the Ritz-Carlton Residences in Baltimore and discovered a significant gap leaving seniors and the chronically ill without access to essential care delivery and technology.
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WegoWise

Laila Partridge

Laila Partridge
CEO

Laila Partridge is CEO of WegoWise, an utility analytics and benchmarking company with a mission to drive environmental, social and economic sustainability in the built environment. She is a serial entrepreneur and Fortune 100 trained executive who enjoys working with fast growing technology companies. An executive during Intel Capitals formative years, Partridge managed the companys acquisitions, investment and spin-outs in startups, new products and service ideas. She was also part of the team that launched the Itanium® microprocessor family, and was the creative force behind the formation of the Intel® 64 Fund. More recently, Laila founded and led a range of technology start-ups, including companies commercializing technology developed at MIT and Caltech, improving business processes in retail, and increasing efficacy in healthcare. The enabling technologies from Partridges investing and entrepreneurial work form the underpinnings of smart cars, smart building and smart cities. Partridge holds a BA from Wellesley College.In 2017, she was named one of Ten Women to Watch in Science and Technology by the Boston Business Journal.
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Western Digital Corporation

Oded  Sagee

Oded Sagee
Senior Director of Embedded & Integrated Solutions

Oded Sagee is Western Digital’s Senior Director of Embedded & Integrated Solutions. He is responsible for developing and driving product go-to-market strategies for both the evolving mobile and compute markets, as well as the fast growing automotive, connected home, smart city, industrial, IoT and surveillance segments. Sagee brings a diverse background with more than 20 years of high-tech experience in a variety of executive-level positions in marketing and business development capacities. Sagee is a thought leader on embedded solutions for vertical markets, and has been published in notable trade publications including Design News, DIGITIMES and ZDNet. Sagee holds a Bachelor of Laws in Commercial Law, and a Master of Business Administration from the London Business School (LBS).
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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 and first software developer 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 international Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), where he is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Trustworthiness Task Group and 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 frequently invited speaker at industry events, and has accepted many industry awards on behalf of Wibu-Systems, including the CODiE awards in 2017, 2014, and 2009 in recognition by the SIIA of CodeMeter as the Best Content Rights and Entitlement Solution.
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Windmill Enterprise

Michael Hathaway

Michael Hathaway
Co Founder & CEO

Michael Hathaway’s career has placed him in the vortex of multiple electronic revolutions. In his early career, he worked with pioneers in electronic music and digital audio. After developing a line of affordable digital audio products at Lexicon (acquired by Harmon Industries), he transitioned to the networking sector. He was a technical contributor during the early days of Ethernet and ATM network switches, culminating in developing the first gigabit capable Internet packet forwarding engine for a DARPA project while working at BBN. He was a founder and executive at the pioneering terabit Internet router startup, Ironbridge Networks, and CTO at network processor startup Agere (acquired by Lucent Micro). Since 2003, after a short stint working with Venture Capitalists, Michael set his sights on developing a signaling and messaging layer to facilitate secure transactions over the public Internet. After 10 years of applying his architecture principals across multiple consulting projects, he founded Information Xchange (IX) and developed the Tensor-Connect platform based on his architectural principles. This lightweight information management platform assigns tokens to users and software applications, providing parameter level access permissions to Internet accessible data. This technology is the core of applications in Industrial IoT and agriculture sectors. With blockchain now reaching a level of maturity to support enterprise applications, he is spearheading the incorporation of blockchain into Tensor- Connect. He believes the incorporation of blockchain into enterprise data security to be the foundation of yet another electronic revolution.Michael Hathaway’s career has placed him in the vortex of multiple electronic revolutions. In his early career, he worked with pioneers in electronic music and digital audio. After developing a line of affordable digital audio products at Lexicon (acquired by Harmon Industries), he transitioned to the networking sector. He was a technical contributor during the early days of Ethernet and ATM network switches, culminating in developing the first gigabit capable Internet packet forwarding engine for a DARPA project while working at BBN. He was a founder and executive at the pioneering terabit Internet router startup, Ironbridge Networks, and CTO at network processor startup Agere (acquired by Lucent Micro). Since 2003, after a short stint working with Venture Capitalists, Michael set his sights on developing a signaling and messaging layer to facilitate secure transactions over the public Internet. After 10 years of applying his architecture principals across multiple consulting projects, he founded Information Xchange (IX) and developed the Tensor-Connect platform based on his architectural principles. This lightweight information management platform assigns tokens to users and software applications, providing parameter level access permissions to Internet-accessible data. This technology is the core of applications in Industrial IoT and agriculture sectors. With blockchain now reaching a level of maturity to support enterprise applications, he is spearheading the incorporation of blockchain into Tensor- Connect. He believes the incorporation of blockchain into enterprise data security to be the foundation of yet another electronic revolution.
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Wireless Research Center of NC

Dr. Gerard Hayes

Dr. Gerard Hayes
President & CEO

Dr. Hayes has nearly three decades of experience in government and commercial electromagnetic research and design. Prior to working with the Town of Wake Forest to establish the WRCNC in 2010, Dr. Hayes was the Director of Engineering at GreenWave Scientific where he led the development of antenna and RF circuit designs for a diverse range of DoD applications. At Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Dr. Hayes provided global technical leadership in the Technology and Research organization with contributions to handset antenna design, technology, and radiated performance optimization. At Lockheed Martin (formerly Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.), Dr. Hayes supported research and development efforts for space-based, phased array applications. The scope of his experience encompasses electromagnetic theory, bioelectromagnetics, antenna design, RF circuit analysis, and material engineering. He has participated in the development of international standards for OTA, HAC, and SAR evaluation (including IEEE, IEC, CTIA, and C63 standards). With over 70 US patents, Dr. Hayes has maintained a prominent technical role in the wireless industry
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Xilinx

Wesley Skeffington

Wesley Skeffington
Principal Architect – Industrial & Medical

Wes is a Principal Architect for Xilinx, focused on SoC solutions in the industrial and medical markets. Having recently joined Xilinx he brings 16 years of product design leadership and hands-on experience from General Electric (GE) in embedded systems and controls for a variety of products including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), subsea controllers, and industrial control systems. Just prior to joining Xilinx Wes was the chief edge platform architect for GE’s Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) research; driving a comprehensive solution of scalable hardware, virtualization, and cyber-security technologies. His focus at Xilinx is to help customers build effective solutions using programmable heterogeneous compute platforms and to drive new capabilities into the Xilinx technology roadmap.
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Ziotis

Shahin Arefzadeh, Ph.D.

Shahin Arefzadeh, Ph.D.
CTO

Dr. Arefzadeh has over 18 years experience in the IT, Telecommunication, and TV Broadcast industries, serving in a variety of CIO, CTO, and principal engineering roles for numerous multinational corporations, such as Granite and Telcordia. Dr. Arefzadeh has also helped launch several German tech start-ups and was responsible for Dimetis’ products in Broadcast OSS for distribution and contribution networks. Dr. Arefzadeh is a published author and a featured speaker at leading industry events such Telco Cloud Forum, Digital Transformation World, 5G World, and NGON & DCI Europe on topics such as AI, Blockchain, IoT, and Next Generation Networks and Systems.Most recently Dr. Arefzadeh co-founded Ziotis, which is currently in stealth mode, based on newly-patented technology that helps telecom operators compete by leveraging artificial intelligence and blockchain for IoT, SDN, 5G and cloud applications. Dr. Arefzadeh earned his Ph.D in Electrical Engineering and Artificial Intelligence from Aachen University of Technology in Germany.
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Moderator List

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Capstone Partners
Global Tech Expert

Allen Proithis has an extensive background in the IoT and M2M markets, having led the development of several businesses in those spaces within the U.S. over the last five years.Early last year, Proithis led the funding and launch of wot.io, an award-winning Internet of Things startup focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by the IoT .Prior to that, he was executive vice president of InterDigital Solutions, where he was responsible for monetizing a $700 million, 10-year R&D investment by taking commercially promising technologies to the marketplace. In that role, he led the creation of Convida Wireless, an M2M joint venture with Sony, InterDigital and Stephen Capital, and until recently served as chairman.Earlier in his carrier, Proithis spent seven years at Hewlett-Packard. At HP, he ultimately led strategy & business development for their Handheld Business Unit, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives for mobile devices, software and services, including the launch of HPs first mobile app store.Proithis began his career in the consulting business in the telecom and technology industries and holds a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications from Penn State University.
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Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Cidera Analytics
Principal

A principal at Cidera Analytics, Doug has been working and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years. His real world experience including stints at two start-ups, a commercial internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite internet broadband company.
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Peter DeNagy (Moderator)

Peter DeNagy (Moderator)

Internet of Things America, LLC
President /Co-Founder

Peter L. DeNagy, President / Co - Founder Internet of Things America, LLC.
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Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Mark Thirman (Moderator)

J.D. Power
Head - IoT Practice

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, working on global IoT strategy with J. D. Power, a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. Mark has also worked with Amazon Web Services (IoT), Cloud Technology Partners, and TELUS.At Vodafone, the worlds leading mobile operator and IoT/M2M market leader, Mark worked on key 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. Mark’s prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), and PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark currently chairs the Connected Things group at the MIT Enterprise Forum and serves on the board of directors.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. Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, MIT Enterprise Forum. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of IoT/Connected Things and often is a guest lecturer at MIT,Tufts, Boston University, and other universities.
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Gerry Purdy (Moderator)

Gerry Purdy (Moderator)

Mobilocity LLC
Principal Analyst

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Tom Snyder (Moderator)

Tom Snyder (Moderator)

NC RIoT
Executive Director

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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Sarah Glova (Moderator)

Sarah Glova (Moderator)

RIoT
Director of Growth & Communications

Dr. Sarah Glova is Director of Growth & Communications for RIoT, the nonprofit group dedicated to growing the IoT sector. Sarah directly supports RIoT sponsors, architects RIoTs and partner events, leads marketing and communication efforts, and supports RIoT’s mission of capturing and growing the IoT market sector.Sarah is also the Founder of the award-winning digital media firm Reify Media, a self-funded company she started at 26 that serves clients across the country. Before starting Reify, Sarah taught technical writing to engineering and business undergraduates at NC State University. Sarah has a PhD in Instructional Technology, and she’s a published author who’s spoken internationally about technology trends, technology in education, women in tech, and women in entrepreneurship.
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