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IoT Evolution Expo - January 29 - February 1, 2019

SPEAKERS

We are in the process of putting together a great event for IoT Evolution Expo 2019 which will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - January 28-31, 2019.

In the meantime, scroll down and checkout the Speakers presenting at the IoT Evolution Expo 2018, Orlando event...


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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ABI Research

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin
Principal Analyst

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging transformative technologies, including augmented reality (AR), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firm’s Smart Manufacturing and Enterprise IoT research.Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups.Ryan is frequently quoted and published in a variety of industry and business media, including BBC, CIO, ComputerWorld, CyberTrend, E-Commerce Times, FastCompany, International Business Times, LA Times, PCWorld, TechNewsWorld, TechRepublic, Time Magazine, VentureBeat, Forbes and WIRED. He is also a regular speaker at client and industry events, and a judge for major awards programs such as the CES Innovation Awards and the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards.Ryan holds degrees in economics and political science, with an additional concentration in global studies, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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Accenture

Abhishek Joshi

Abhishek Joshi
Strategist

Strategist with diverse international experience in Analytics and Operations Optimization. Adept at leading cross-functional teams to achieve stretch goals. Success in building & executing strategic programs in Digital Transformation for Industrial Products, Financial Services and Communications industries
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Aegis

Alex Brisbourne

Alex Brisbourne
Partner

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Agilis Energy

Joe Hirl

Joe Hirl
CEO & CTO

Joe Hirl is a 25+ year energy executive with extensive experience in software development, energy trading, risk management, business development, restructuring and power plant operations and maintenance in the United States, Europe and Asia Pacific. He currently leads Agilis Energy, which focuses on the application of proprietary and patented energy analytics technologies to help clients quantify and manage their energy usage and costs. Agilis Energy has evaluated and assisted facility owners and property managers at more than 3,300 facilities in North & South America, Europe and Asia Pacific helping them reduce their annual energy costs by 10-25%. Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame, Operational Certification as a Nuclear Engineer from the US Department of Energy’s Naval Reactors and a Master in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.Joe is the inventor and holder of US Patent No. 8,583,531, Decision Support System for the Management of Energy Use, Contracting and Capital Investments for Facilities. He has recently received the Wolfram Innovator Award 2015 for software development and data analytics solutions from Wolfram Research.
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Aizoon

Rob Dolci

Rob Dolci
President

Rob is an accomplished Senior Executive and Board Member, with more than 25 years of success across the automotive, processing, and technology industries. Leveraging extensive experience helping technology consulting companies achieve significant results, he is a valuable asset for product manufacturing companies seeking assistance with technology advancement and M&A. His broad areas of expertise include change management, process organization and product development. Throughout his executive career, Rob has held leadership positions at aizoOn USA Inc.; System Group; and Comau. In his current role as President and CEO of aizoOn USA Inc., he has been responsible for starting the company, designing an outsourcing agreement that allowed the company to begin operations without any need for external funding, building a team of professionals operating around the world to provide constant support and expanding the revenue from 67K to $2.6M within two years. In his prior role as CIO and SVP of Customer Care for System Group, he was responsible for strengthening the teams and organizational processes, developing the customer care line of business into a multi-million high margin revenue stream, implementing enterprise systems, improving individual productivity, and achieving best in industry benchmarks for total cost of ownership of ICT. In his role as CIO for Comau, he was responsible for helping to develop the customer service lines of business, which developed into a $3B business. Rob holds a B.Sc(Hons.), in Industrial Engineering from the University of Brighton and Politecnico di Torino, a Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and an M.B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Strathclyde. He has also written several publications, including one for the Quarterly Journal of Integrated Supply Chain Solutions, and is a frequent speaker at international conferences on Industrial IoT and Artificial Intelligence.
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Arm

Rhonda Dirvin

Rhonda Dirvin
Director, IoT and Embedded

Rhonda Dirvin is Director, IoT and Embedded at ARM. Since joining ARM in 2011, she has worked in several marketing and strategic roles, including digital marketing and alliances. She now drives ARM’s marketing strategy through the lens of IoT vertical markets. Ms. Dirvin is an experienced electronics-industry veteran, who began her career with Motorola Semiconductor, where she worked for 17 years. She started in the nascent data communications business where she took on increasing responsibility as it grew into a multi-billion dollar business. She moved on to roles in sales, wireless marketing, and operations with P&L responsibility. She holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Red McCombs School of Business.
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Atmosphere IoT

Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl
Co-founder and CEO

Jeffrey Liebl is the co-founder and CEO of Atmosphere IoT Corp, a recent spinoff of Anaren, Inc. With more than two decades of industry experience, Jeff provides strategic vision and tactical direction for Atmosphere IoT’s expanding software and services business centered around its innovative IoT cloud software platform. Jeffs background includes senior executive roles in venture-backed as well as publicly traded software, hardware and data analytics companies. Jeff has held various leadership positions at Digi International, eBureau, Ubiquity Software, Jetstream Communications, and 3Com.
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Atmosphere IoT

Richard Laborde

Richard Laborde
Director of Business Development

Richard LaBorde is the Director of Business Development at Atmosphere IoT Corp, a recent spinoff of Anaren, Inc. In this role, Richard helps customers and partners use the revolutionary Atmosphere cloud software platform to power their solutions. Richard’s background includes extensive experience in embedded product design with a recent focus on wireless technologies. Richard has a Masters of Engineering Management from St. Cloud State University and a BSEE from the University of Minnesota.
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Aware360

Robert Forget

Robert Forget
CTO

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

Vince Ricco

Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program

Vince Ricco serves as a business development manager for the Axis Technology Partner Program Axis Communications, Inc. Mr. Ricco works with IT hardware providers to showcase the Company’s network video surveillance solutions and educate the IT industry on the ongoing technology shift from analog CCTV to IP-based video surveillance. Mr. Ricco joined Axis following nearly two decades at Allied Telesis, Inc., a leading manufacturer of Layer 2-7 network hardware and software solutions. He held a variety of positions during his tenure at Allied, from district sales manager to senior vice president of sales. Most recently, Mr. Ricco was a senior network consultant working with end-users and integrators to provide infrastructure guidance for the physical security, transportation and healthcare markets.
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Axis Communications

Paul Baratta

Paul Baratta
Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Axis Communications

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 four-time 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, and serves on the Membership Board of IAHSS.
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Ayla Networks

Craig Payne

Craig Payne
Security & Privacy Officer

Craig Payne, Ayla Networks’ security and privacy officer, manages Ayla’s Information Security and Data Privacy programs. Craig has worked for 10 years in engineering and security-products management. He has experience with Common Criteria, ISO-27001 and SOC2 audits and certifications. Craig holds a CISSP certification from the International Information System Security Certification Consortium, and a CIPP/E certificate from the International Association of Privacy Professionals.
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BEC Technologies

Andrew Germano

Andrew Germano
Vice President

Andy Germano is VP and co-founder of BEC Technologies. He has 30 years experience in the telecoms industry starting with wired networks and evolving into wireless at the early stages of the industry. Andy has engineering, product management, business development, sales and marketing experience in service provider, silicon, software, applications, network management and customer premises equipment starting with Fortune 500: GTE (Verizon), Northern Telecom, QUALCOMM, Ericsson and start-ups: Tantivy, WiDeFi, INSIDE, Intellinet, and Single Digits. Andy has an MBA from Duke and a BS EE from Penn State.
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Blue Ridge Networks

Tom Gilbert

Tom Gilbert
CTO

Tom Gilbert has supported the definition and development of cyber-security products and services for more than 30 years. His extensive security experience and technical background have been strong assets in bringing Blue Ridge Networks products and services to market quickly and successfully. Like many members of the Blue Ridge team, Gilbert has seen his share of “firsts” in the technology industry. He was on the first team to provide commercial delivery of high-speed multimedia over satellite while working at Satellite Business Systems, a one billion dollar company. He was also on the team that developed and launched the first V-LAN during his tenure at Network Systems Corporation, where he served as director of business development, marketing director, technical sales consultant, and a national account sales manager, leading the IBM and AT&T accounts. Gilbert also managed the worldwide development and support of programming tools at IBM. He received a Bachelor of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.
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Breadware, Inc.

Daniel Price

Daniel Price
CEO

Daniel is the CEO of Breadware, a company who partners with organizations to help them build and launch new IoT (Internet of Things) products. Daniel is a coauthor on eight patents and has experience at all stages of the electronics development cycle. Prior to founding Bread Inc, Daniel was the Director of Electrical Engineering for MotoCrane, a robotics company specializing in providing state-of-the-art filming tools to the cinematography industry. Daniel is a Rhodes scholar and holds an MBA and MSc in Biomedical Engineering from Oxford University as well as BS degrees in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science and Bioengineering from UC Berkeley.
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Bridgera

Ron Pascuzzi

Ron Pascuzzi
SVP, Sales & Marketing

Ron Pascuzzi leads sales and marketing at Bridgera, LLC in Raleigh, NC. Bridgera develops, supports, and operates custom software applications for enterprises requiring proprietary solutions. Specializing in modern web, mobile, and Big Data technology, Bridgera has developed an IoT software accelerator for enterprises needing a custom software solution that can scale rapidly without compromising capability or requiring a significant capital investment. Ron joined Bridgera after a 23-year career at PTC where he held many leadership positions in Europe and North America focusing on customer success with PTC technology. Ron holds a Master’s in Business Administration and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Western Michigan University.
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BuildingDNA

Joe Hernandez

Joe Hernandez
CEO

As CEO of BuildingDNA, public safety services veteran Joe Hernandez has built a team of experts to bring BuildingDNAs technology to market. By driving technological advancements for evolving market needs, Hernandez direction is helping to provide real-time visibility into building interiors, to help save lives and provide cost-saving benefits to facility managers. Prior to joining BuildingDNA as CEO, Hernandez served as a senior executive for West Safety Services, where he successfully led the company into the public safety Internet of Things markets. While there, Hernandez established strategic partnerships with IBM’s Smart City and Safer Planet organizations.Hernandez has previously held leadership positions within some of the most prominent corporations in the world, including Xerox and IBM. At IBM, he was awarded their most prestigious sales honor as the top ranked sales professional in the United States. Hernandez also serves as Adjunct Professor of Advanced Negotiations at the Daniels School of Management at the University of Denver. He earned an MBA from the University of New Mexico, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of California, San Diego.
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BuildingDNA

Glenn Morris

Glenn Morris

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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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Cary, North Carolina

Terry Yates

Terry Yates
Smart Cities Program Manager

Terry Yates serves as the Smart Cities Program Manager for Cary, North Carolina. He has more than 25 years of experience in voice, data and security systems within North Carolina Local Government. His staff are responsible for Cary’s business, traffic, scada and public safety networks. This includes enterprise servers, storage and an extensive fiber optic and wireless network connecting Town facilities and traffic signals. He is directly responsibility for the Town’s mobility program and license agreements with telecommunications and wireless providers, and is involved with the North Carolina Triangle Region’s Google and AT&T Gigabit Broadband projects. Terry has led various multi-million dollar projects and in now focused on Smart Cities initiatives for Cary. His efforts in creating Cary’s Simulated Smart City Program is globally recognized. He has also served on various appointed boards, task forces and committees and is a Certified NC Government Chief Information Officer.
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Cassia Networks

Felix Zhao

Felix Zhao
CEO

Felix Zhao is the founder and CEO of Cassia Networks and the inventor of the Cassia Hub, the world’s first Bluetooth router. Prior to Cassia Networks, Felix was the VP & GM of APAC for Sensys Networks where he grew the revenue of Sensys APAC region 300 percent in two years. Felix also served as the VP, Mesh Technology at Aruba Networks (NASDAQ: ARUN), which acquired Felix’s company Azalea Networks in 2010. Felix founded Azalea Networks in 2005 and served as CEO, CTO and sat on the board directors. At Azalea, Felix was the lead developer of wireless mesh technology and inventor of the Azalea Wi-Fi Mesh Router. He grew the company from three to 120 employees and won the Wireless Beijing project for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Felix also initiated the first large scale China Mobile 3G + Wi-Fi project in 2009. Before Azalea, Felix worked for Cisco Systems and Cable & Wireless IDC where he was a key contributor for developing the wireless products & solutions at those companies.
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Cisco

Surinder Dhar

Surinder Dhar
CSE

Surinder is a technical sales specialist at Cisco Jasper working closely with enterprise customers and operator partners to implement IoT across their businesses and help leverage the benefit of Cisco Connectivity (Control Center) and Kinetic platforms. He is based in Atlanta. Surinder has been in the wireless industry for the last 25 years working with companies like Vodafone, Bechtel, and AT&T, spanning across three continents: Asia, Europe and Americas in different capacities (or multiple roles). For the past five years he has been working exclusive on IoT with Jasper, Globetouch and Cisco.Surinder has a Master’s degree in Physics and MBA from Kashmir University and IGNOU, India.
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Cisco

Charles Byers

Charles Byers
Principal Engineer

CHARLES C. BYERS is a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Ciscos Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. He works on the architecture and implementation of Fog Computing platforms, media processing systems, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 31 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including serving as a founding member of PICMGs AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees, and currently serves as co-chair of the Architecture Framework Working Group and Technical Committee of the OpenFog Consortium.Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 66 US patents.
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Cisco

Tom Gilheany

Tom Gilheany
Portfolio Manager of Security Training and Certification

Tom Gilheany is Cisco’s portfolio manager of security training and certification. His background is diverse; he’s worked in small startups and multinational Fortune 100 companies in product management, consulting, and technical marketing. Prior to joining Cisco, he spent more than a decade running global IT and operations groups in mission critical environments. Tom is a member of the US NIST NICE working group, holds a CISSP, an MBA, and is an active board member of Silicon Valley Product Management Association and Product Camp Silicon Valley.
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City of Kansas City, Missouri

Andy Shively

Andy Shively
Special Assistant City Manager

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CloudMine

Jeff Gardosh

Jeff Gardosh
Vice President of Security and Assurance

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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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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
Vice President, IoT Strategy

At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible for defining the company’s IoT strategy and for driving strategic industry partnerships to accelerate the company’s market growth and leadership. As part of the leadership team since 2009, Ken has helped drive Cradlepoint’s growth and development through roles in strategic planning, product management, solution strategy and thought leadership. Ken frequently represents the company at industry conferences and events, and served on the original Advisory Board for the IoT/M2M Evolution Magazine. Ken has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, R&D and manufacturing. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, Ken served as VP of Marketing for Casabyte (later acquired by JDS Uniphase), the leading provider of service validation solutions to wireless service providers. Ken also served as VP of Business Development for GoAhead Software (later acquired by Oracle), the leading provider of high availability software to communication infrastructure providers. Ken earlier spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles for networking equipment and personal computers. Ken holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.
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Cradlepoint

Perry Lea

Perry Lea
Director of Technology

Perry is Director of Technology at Cradlepoint focused on IoT architectures as well as fog and edge compute. He previously served as Director and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff for Advanced Memory Systems focused on non-von Neumann computer architectures for HPC, automated driving systems, machine learning and computer vision at Micron. Before that Perry spent 20 years as Distinguished Technologist and Chief Architect at Hewlett Packard responsible for development and advances in imaging hardware and software. His research interests are currently in avant-garde computer architectures focused on IOT, imaging architectures, computer vision, and edge level machine intelligence. Perry holds a BS computer science, MS computer engineering, and Degree of Engineer (electrical engineering) from Columbia University. Perry has been awarded patents in imaging, computer vision, computer architectures, and memristor systems. He is a senior member of the IEEE and senior member of the ACM.
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Cradlepoint

Todd Krautkremer

Todd Krautkremer
CMO

Todd brings thirty years of technology executive experience to Cradlepoint where he is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy, M&A activities and strategic partnerships. Prior to Cradlepoint, he was CMO at Pertino (acquired by Cradlepoint in 2015), a pioneer in software-defined cloud networking. Previous roles include COO at Red Lambda, CEO at Gearworks (acquired), VP of Worldwide Marketing at Packeteer (IPO, acquired), and VP of Marketing at Sync Research (IPO, acquired). Earlier in his career, Todd held engineering, product management and regional sales roles at AT&T and Siemens Communications Systems. He is currently a co-founder and board member of the Minnesota Emerging Software Advisory, a non-profit C-level mentoring organization for early stage software companies in Minnesota, and holds two patents for application-based managed network services.
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Crate.io

Andy Ellicott

Andy Ellicott
Chief Product Officer

Andy Ellicott is Chief Product & Marketing Officer at Crate.io, developers of CrateDB, an open source real-time SQL database for IoT and machine data. Prior to Crate.io, he held executive product strategy and marketing roles at Cloudant (acquired by IBM), Vertica (acquired by HPE), VoltDB, and Kalido.
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CyberBridge Group

Tom Lahiff

Tom Lahiff
Chief Legal Counsel and Director of Operations

After graduating from law school, Tom clerked for the Chief Justice of the New Jersey Supreme Court. Following his clerkship he was an associate with Skadden Arps, where he worked in the litigation and corporate finance practices. After leaving Skadden, he joined Citibank where he was an assistant general counsel, responsible for representing the bank in litigation, internal investigations, criminal investigations, and regulatory matters. He also worked on Citibank’s initial cyber security standards and responses to data breaches. After retiring from Citibank he joined PriceWaterhouseCoopers as an expert in information management and electronic discovery. He has also been an adjunct professor of law at New York Law School. He served as the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Vigilant, Inc., a security monitoring and cyber threat intelligence firm. Vigilant’s clients included Fortune 500 firms in the financial services, hedge fund, and insurance sectors. After Vigilant was sold to Deloitte & Touche, Tom concentrated his practice on cyber security and providing advice to entrepreneurs on corporate governance and funding. He joined LemonFish Technologies as its chief legal and chief administrative officer in 2016. LemonFish was recently acquired by iJet, a risk management portfolio company of LLR Partners. LemonFish was a data security and data behavior analytics solution that detected in real time critical data exposure on the open, deep, and dark web, with direct application for banking, financial services, health care, and legal enterprises. He is one of the founding members of CyberBridge Group, a firm that partners with companies to solve enterprise and cyber-security risk issues.
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Decisiv

Rob Bradenham

Rob Bradenham
VP Data Services

Rob Bradenham, VP Data Services, has significant experience in technology and operations in industrial and high-tech industries as well as at McKinsey & Company and as a U.S. Navy officer. At Caterpillar, he led efforts to help equipment operators increase the ROI in their assets by using data analytics and advisory services to make better maintenance and operations decisions. Prior to that, Bradenham led growth at ESRG, resulting in its acquisition by Caterpillar. At Decisiv, he is leading the Data Services business that is leveraging the unique capability of the Decisiv platform to bring together data from all aspects of an asset throughout its lifecycle.
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Dell OEM

John Holleran

John Holleran
Security & Surveillance Solutions Architect

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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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Drinker Biddle & Reath

Laura Phillips

Laura Phillips
Partner and Chair of Government and Regulatory Affairs Practice Group

Laura Phillips is a thought leader known for her pioneering work in the telecommunications market for more than 25 years. Over that time, Laura has counseled numerous companies and businesses on federal regulations and policies that affect markets and industries and advised clients on the best way to prepare and respond to the federal agencies’ regulation of particular markets, such as the Federal Communications Commission. Laura has also spent a significant amount of time educating and advising in-house counsel and C-suite executives on the telecommunication policies that will affect their bottom lines and collaborating on creating strategies that assist them in adhering to those strategies in the most profitable ways possible. Laura represents clients in business and regulatory matters stemming from communications service convergence, the growth of unlicensed and licensed wireless services and the Internet and is consistently ranked by Chambers USA in recognition of her work in the Telcom, Broadcast & Satellite field.
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eKryp Inc

Karpagam Narayanan

Karpagam Narayanan
Founder and President

Karpagam Narayanan is a co-founder of eKryp, a Just In Time Service application. eKryp continuously learns data on your connected devices across the enterprise and uses predictive models to find a set of indicators of your most critical assets that need attention. This becomes your barometer to take actions for predictively planning service and to optimize parts. By using eKryp, you can reduce service costs by 30% and reduce parts inventory by at least 10%.Prior to eKryp, Karpagam is a co-founder and President of Paloras Corporation, an install base analytics company till successful exit in 2016. The San Francisco Business Times recognized Paloras as a Top 100 software company in 2014 and 2013. Karpagam believes in AI being inclusive of people with various attitudes and aptitudes. She is now a board member of TiE Silicon Valley, an organization that focuses on advising and mentoring technology startups. She has been a leader, mentor and volunteer for Girl Scouts for 14 years, raising awareness of STEM, especially among girls. She started advanced math clubs at elementary schools and was a mentor in the Maker Faire, Bay Area Science Festival, FIRST robotics, and Western Regional Robotics programs in the Bay area.
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Everynet

Lawrence Latham

Lawrence Latham
CEO

Lawrence is an IoT visionary specializing in Technology Commercializationand Business Development. He is a recognized thought leader in the Internetof Things (IoT) space having helped build and monetize some of the world’sleading IoT companies. He is one of 12 Global IoT Ambassadors as selectedby IoT Now Magazine.
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Excelerated Technology Consulting

Kurt Kelley

Kurt Kelley
CEO

Kurt has been serving the technology and telecom markets more than twenty years with a mission to create partnership ecosystems and stimulate innovation. His career started with a local ISP, and then shifted to IT consulting. For a change of pace, his next move was to cellular, and he never turned back. During his nine-year tenure with Verizon, he focused on launching M2M and IoT solutions to market by working with device manufacturers, solution providers and developers. Afterwards, he joined Stream Technologies as VP-Strategic Partnerships driving business development efforts with cellular, satellite and LPWA (low power wide-area) connectivity partners. Upon parting, he founded Excelerated Technology Consulting to offer services such as business strategy, revenue modeling, customer development, manufacturing, distribution, go-to-market among others. In parallel, he has also become a board member and co-founder of several start-ups. Additionally, Kurt enjoys giving talks regularly on next-generation technologies like IoT, IIoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Developing a deep understanding of many industries has produced a unique skill set to execute aggressively profitable strategies for his clients and partners.
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FIREWORKS Public Relations & Marketing

Cynthia Baker

Cynthia Baker
Founder & President

Cynthia founded FIREWORKS Public Relations and Marketing to provide a full spectrum of Integrated Marketing Services that engage customers during the buying journey and maintain them as loyal clients thereafter. With more complex marketing goals and IoT initiatives from clients, she recognized that a team of Marketing Technologists is needed to assess data and create strategic plans that deliver required results for clientsPrior to FIREWORKS, she founded and managed AccoladesPR for ten years. During that time, she recognized the shift occurring in the marketing landscape and the increased demand for lead generation, brand building, social, mobile and digital services provided by one core agency team.Cynthia has personally garnered media exposure for her clients in The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, VentureWire, Entrepreneur Magazine, Franchise Times, InsideTelephony and Family Magazine along with a wide array of trade and regional publications.As an international speaker, she shares her perspective on the intersection of Marketing and IoT, Big Data and AI. Her interest in tech trends is demonstrated by her leadership as a co-creator of Interactive Austin and as a co-founder of Social Media Club Austin.
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Flex

Juan Nogueira-Nine

Juan Nogueira-Nine
Director, Center of Excellence for Wireless & Connectivity

Dr. Juan Nogueira is director of the Center of Excellence for Wireless and Connectivity at Flex. In this role he is defining technology roadmaps, evaluating new innovative solutions, establishing strategic collaborations with partner companies and leading internal research programs in the field of wireless communication.Prior to working at Flex, he was System Architect of advance development and system architecture at Bosch Connected Devices and solutions GmbH in Reutlingen (Germany). Before that, he lead corporate research for wireless communication systems and sensing systems at Sony Corporation in Stuttgart (Germany) where he held the positions of Senior System Engineer and Principal Engineer. Dr. Juan Nogueira holds a PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Vigo (Spain). He subsequently became an associated professor at the University of Vigo in the Electronic Technology Department, collaborating with industry on projects in the area of industrial field buses. He has written numerous articles and holds 20+ patents in the area of communication protocols and wireless sensor networks.
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Florida PolyTech University

Dr. Dean Bushey

Dr. Dean Bushey
Associate Professor

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Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics

Rick  Harlow

Rick Harlow
Executive Vice President & Head of Americas

Rick is Executive Vice President and Head of Americas for Flutura and is responsible for driving revenue for the US market and the IoT Vision for Flutura. Rick has over twenty years of artificial intelligence, advanced analytics and machine learning experience. He has held executive positions at companies such as Integron, Sprint, T-Mobile and Astradero. Rick is experienced in product planning, strategy and implementation for large-scale, global industrial machine intelligence initiatives, and in leading world-class, cross-disciplinary teams to meet the requirements of successful industrial machine intelligence deployments.Rick is a member of Infragard. InfraGard provides members of the Critical Infrastructure community a means to share information to prevent, protect, and defend against hostile acts against Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR).
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Freeus, LLC

Arthur A. Von Ahnen

Arthur A. Von Ahnen
New Business Account Executive

Arthur A. Von Ahnen is the New Business Account Executive for Freeus, LLC.Art has spent more than 30 years in the electronic security industryexpanding local security companies into national networks. He was among thefirst to see the possibilities of home automation and is credited in thesecurity industry as a pioneer in its development. As the aging baby boomerscame into play, Art saw the need for medical monitoring for the massivepopulation that wanted to age in place. With all the in-home caregiverservices offered to the senior aging at home, the one thing missing was amedical alert pendant that could be easily worn to summon help whennecessary. He became involved in the advancement of a medical alert systemthat worked both at home and away for active seniors who travel andparticipate in activities outside of the home. Art joined Freeus in early2017 as the Belle+ medical alert was introduced and has enjoyed asignificant increase in sales and distribution in the past 10 months. Hesees a future of many advancements in the medical alert field and anunlimited opportunity of growth.
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FreeWave Technologies

Scott  Allen

Scott Allen
CMO

Scott is an executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in product lifecycle management, product marketing, business development, and technology deployment. He offers a unique blend of start-up aggressiveness and established company executive leadership, with expertise in product delivery, demand generation, and global market expansion. As CMO of FreeWave, Scott is responsible for product life cycle/management, GTM execution, demand generation, and brand creation/expansion strategies. Prior to joining FreeWave, Scott held executive management positions at Fluke Networks (a Danaher Company), Network Associates (McAfee), and several start-ups including Mazu Networks and NEXVU Business Solutions. Scott earned his BA in Computer Information Systems from Weber University.
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Fulham Co., Inc.

Russ Sharer

Russ Sharer
Vice President of Global Marketing

Russ Sharer is Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development for Fulham Co., Inc., a leading global provider of intelligent, socially-conscious sustainable commercial lighting components and electronics. He is a business leader with over 25 years of experience in B2B marketing and sales, including successful software and network equipment start-ups. Fulham is a manufacturer of innovative and energy-efficient lighting sub-systems and components for lighting manufacturers worldwide. Russ also has an extensive background in enterprise networking, having served as an executive with Occam Networks and Ericcson Data Networks. He holds a Master’s degree from Gonzaga University and Bachelor of Science Degree from California Polytechnic State University.
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G+D

Sri Ramachandran

Sri Ramachandran
IoT Solutions Leader

Sri is a technology veteran with several decades of experience in the communication and IoT markets, bringing G+D deep industry experience in IP and mobile communications. At G+D, Sri is leading the IoT Solutions business. He most recently served as CTO of Numerex and prior to that, he was CTO of Utilidata and Telcordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions, where he launched and established a new mobile messaging business. He joined Telcordia after a successful tenure as CTO of NexTone Communications, which he co-founded and where he pioneered the Session Border Controller (SBC) - a critical component of VoIP networks. Sri is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds several patents for his work developing the SBC. He is also regularly sought out as an industry advisor in the communications space. Sri earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras, India and his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati, USA.
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Global SCV

David Benjamin

David Benjamin
President

In 2008, David assumed the role of President and CEO at Locus Traxx Worldwide to lead the global expansion of the first Internet of Things (IoT) product line focused on real-time monitoring of perishable and high-value products as they transit the world. Under David’s leadership, Locus Traxx Worldwide became one of the fastest-growing companies in the transportation and logistics technology sector. After years of solid growth, Locus Traxx hit its stride in 2013 and began growing revenue at over 260% in 2014 and another 200% in 2015, while capturing market share throughout North America and Europe. In July of 2016, Locus Traxx Worldwide was successfully acquired by industry giant Emerson Electronics, extending their reach into cold-chain management.David was named a recipient of its second annual “Rock Stars of the Supply Chain” award by Food Logistics and is a frequent presenter at conferences across the country educating companies on the FDA’s FSMA Sanitary Transportation Mandate and the evolution of IoT Development in Agriculture, Smart Cities, Logistics and the Global Supply Chain.
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GlobalPlatform

Kevin Gillick

Kevin Gillick
Executive Director

Kevin Gillick is Executive Director of GlobalPlatform and is responsible for driving awareness and accelerating adoption of GlobalPlatform Specifications. Gillick coordinates and manages the organizations strategic planning and oversees all marketing and business development initiatives within key vertical market sectors. He works closely with the Technical Director, all three technical committees—Card, Device and Systems—and GlobalPlatform Task Forces. He is directly responsible to the Board of Directors and GlobalPlatform membership. Prior to his appointment to a full-time role within GlobalPlatform, he held various marketing and business development positions at Datacard Group. He has served as GlobalPlatforms full-time Executive Director since 2006.
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Globalscape

Greg Hoffer

Greg Hoffer
Vice President of Engineering

Greg Hoffer is Vice President of Engineering at Globalscape, responsible for the design and engineering of all of Globalscape products. Previously Hoffer was Senior Director of Engineering where he led the architecture, development, and market delivery of Globalscape’s suite of award-winning secure file transfer products, including the Enhanced File Transfer (EFT) platform. Greg led the effort to develop Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS). Hoffer graduated from the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA) with a Master’s degree in Computer Science and from Trinity University with a Bachelor’s degree in computer science and engineering. He is currently working on a Ph.D. in computer science from UTSA.
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Google Cloud

Elias Pinto

Elias Pinto
Google Customer Engineer

Elias Pinto is a Google Cloud Customer Engineer who works with NY based startups helping them build solutions that run at Google scale and speed. Elias is unapologetically geeky and passionate about how IoT innovations will bring tangible positive impact to peoples lives. Elias holds both a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering and an MBA from Stevens Institute of Technology.
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Harbor Research

Alex Glaser

Alex Glaser
Vice President

Alex is the Vice President of Harbor Research and an expert in smart systems thinking and design. He is responsible for leading the firm’s marketing, operations, and business development strategy. Alex also helps lead Harbor’s Smart Systems Lab program – a real world laboratory where organizations can design, prototype, and test new models for delivering smart systems and services value. Alex brings broad client experience in strategy consulting, value chain analysis, and research development across a variety of industries including industrial, energy, manufacturing, transportation, smart cities and telecom. He also has deep experience developing qualitative and quantitative research studies related to the Internet of Things and smart systems. He has helped develop Harbor’s research programs, methodologies, designs, and services. Alex is extremely well versed on the space, specializing in industrial automation and analytics, and is a frequent speaker, moderator, panelist, and contributor to industry events and media publications.
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Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Douglas Humphrey

Douglas Humphrey
IoT Cyber Security Executive, Architecture Lead

Douglas is a Harvard Instructor in Cyber Security for the IoT, and a Cyber Security Executive at DXC in Palo Alto (DXC is a Fortune 50 company that resulted from the recent merger of HP Enterprise Services and CSC Corporation). At HPE Douglas was Cyber Security Lead for the IoT Architecture Working Group and ran global cyber security teams. Prior to joining HPE he was CFO and Director of Product Development at Spheric Security, a situational awareness startup, and led cyber security software development at eBay. Douglas was sponsored by HP to study Management and Technology at Stanford University, and earned an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School. He was previously an investment banker on Wall Street for over ten years. In his spare time he serves on the Boards of two Silicon Valley cyber security startups.
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IBM

Roger  Rea

Roger Rea
Product Manager

Roger Rea is responsible to drive market share growth for IBM Streams, leading development, marketing, sales, finance, service and support. Previously, Roger has held a variety of sales, technical, educational, marketing and management jobs at IBM, Skill Dynamics and Tivoli Systems.He has received four (4) 100% Clubs for exceeding sales targets in large account and general business territories, one (1) Systems Engineering Symposium for on-time installation of a Directory Assistance System with multiple sites in two states, numerous Excellence Awards for development and delivery of Competitive, Strategic and UNIX Marketing courses and several Teamwork Awards for successes like revenue growth of 67% in one year as Brand Manager, Intel-based Systems Management.Rea earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science, cum laude, from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). He has also received a Masters Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University. He lives with his wife and two children in Cary, North Carolina and enjoys kayaking, cooking, reading and singing in the choir.
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IBM

Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn
Chief Architect, Internet of Things Security

Tim Hahn is a IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been with IBM since 1990. He is the Chief Architect for Internet of Things Security within the IBM Watson Internet of Things division. He is responsible for strategy, architecture, and design for IBM Watson Internet of Things offerings. These offerings, coupled with others from across IBM, enable customers to design, build, experiment, run, manage, and operate solutions involving diverse sensor data coming from connected devices. These solutions leverage IBMs strengths in cloud, cognitive, analytics, mobile, social, and security.
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IBM

Stephen Russo

Stephen Russo
WW Director, IBM Cognitive City Solutions

Currently Steve is the WW Director for IBM Cognitive City Solutions for IBM. Steve has 30 years of extensive experience designing developing and deploying worldwide technology and City solutions. In the past 4 years, he has led the creation and growth of IBMs City Solution, Command Control, Physical Security and Public Safety businesses working closely with city officials and public safety experts from around the globe. Stephen is focused on advanced research technology and emerging technologies in a variety of segments. He works very closely with clients on the implementation of technology to improve efficiency to better manage personnel and assets, and to proactively handle threats. In addition Stephen has deployed solutions that can both proactively and reactively manage incidents and emergencies. He has worked closely with public and private sector on technologies to continuously optimize these solutions. He has degrees in software and hardware engineering with experience in executive management, as well as industry experience, business development, channel enablement, solution architecture, advanced technology implementation and worldwide deployment. Stephen servers on the IJIS board of directors. He has also teaches lectures in many international conferences and universities on emerging technology and serves as PEP Executive for the University of Connecticut. In addition, he holds leadership positions in multiple charitable organizations.
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Ice Miller LLP

Sid Bose

Sid Bose
Attorney

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

Ravi Subramaniam

Ravi Subramaniam
Technical Director, Conformity Assessment

Ravi Subramaniam is currently serving in the role of Technical Director, IEEE-SA Conformity Assessment Program. In this role Ravi works closely with working groups on post standards implementation which encompasses test plan development and interoperability. Currently he is focused on developing programs in nuclear equipment qualification, telecommunications, power & energy, imaging and sensor technologies. He is the secretary for the IEEE Nuclear Power Engineering Committee (NPEC), EV Charging and Image Quality Conformity Assessment Steering Committees.Prior to taking on this role, Ravi has served in various technology management roles across the globe. He has previously worked for MET Laboratories, Inc., Honeywell and Ericsson. Ravi studied Electrical Engineering at Arizona State University and Johns Hopkins University.
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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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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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Integron

Bryan Lubel

Bryan Lubel
President

Bryan A. Lubel is president at Integron, an IoT managed services company. He was appointed to this position in January 2008. Mr. Lubel has over 25 years of experience in general management, sales, marketing, product and services marketing, channel marketing, operations and systems design. Integron specializes in helping clients design, deploy and support IoT solutions. Integron has developed managed IoT services specialization in connected health, remote patient monitoring, clinical drug trials, critical asset monitoring, remote service, fleet tracking, telematics and billing solutions.Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Lubel served as president and chief executive officer for Gyricon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Xerox Corp. Gyricon LLC was a technology spin-out company of Xeroxs famed Palo Alto Research Center, which focused on commercialization efforts around Xeroxs electronic paper (SmartPaper) technology. The technology offering is now part of Xeroxs intellectual property catalogue available for license.Mr. Lubel holds a bachelor of science degree in management information systems from the State University of New York. In addition, Mr. Lubel has completed management, technology and foreign language programs at Ohio State University and Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
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Intel

Dipti Vachani

Dipti Vachani
VP Internet of Things Group

Dipti Vachani is vice president in the Internet of Things Group and general manager of the Strategy and Solutions Engineering Division at Intel Corporation. Vachani’s organization is responsible for driving the overall strategy, technology direction, industry standards and IoT Edge product portfolio for IOTG.Prior to joining Intel, Vachani served as vice president and general manager of Power, Lighting and Display at Skyworks, maker of analog semiconductors. In that role, she managed product development, applications and operations.Before that, Vachani worked at Texas Instruments for 17 years, where her most recent position was vice president and general manager of the Single Core Processors group , a multinational business unit consisting of ARM MPU, video security and DSP. Also, while at Texas Instruments, Vachani led the creation of the company’s Sitara brand of ARM MPUs.Vachani holds a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from Texas A&M University and an executive MBA degree from the University of Texas at Austin. She is also a graduate of the executive education program at both the Harvard and Cambridge business schools.
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InterDigital

Ken Figueredo

Ken Figueredo
Representative, oneM2M and IoT Ecosystem Strategy

Ken Figueredos activities span IoT innovation and the formation of partner eco-systems to deliver interoperable IoT applications. His current focus is on the Industrial Internet, intelligent transport systems and smart city sectors. Ken actively contributes to leading-edge, IoT industry bodies including the oneM2M Partnership Project and the Industrial Internet Consortium. He has a background in business strategy, systems engineering, and machine-learning technologies.
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IoT Marketing

Johannes Beekman

Johannes Beekman
Managing Partner

With more than 25 years of experience in manufacturing in the high-tech industry and a marketing background, Johannes is a Marketing Technologist. He is a growth hacker who can assess analytics from marketing and IoT initiatives to develop a strategic growth plan that will address the needs of customers on their buying journey.Johannes started his career in the semiconductor industry, where he worked for various companies for over 25 years. He has worked for Philips, Infineon, and Sematech in various management positions in process development, engineering, operations, and sales and marketing. While working for Philips he participated as engineering manager in 2 waferfab startups. And while at Sematech, he managed various international technical symposia.For the past 6 years, Johannes has been working in the internet marketing industry. He has focused on technical digital marketing from website design and SEO, to inbound and outbound marketing. He developed a system to create content from concept to completion, that includes quality control.Johannes has experience working with companies in manufacturing, the high-tech industry, process industry, IT, health care, and legal industry, and he has published on several trade focused websites.
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ISARA Corporation

Mike Brown

Mike Brown
CTO

As ISARA Corporations Chief Technology Officer and co-founder, Mike Brown is focused on the technical vision and direction for ISARA Corporation.Mike was most recently the Vice President of Security Product Management and Research at BlackBerry, where he co-founded the product security practice and was responsible for the vision and execution of security for all BlackBerry products. Mike has spoken at global security events including RSA, CTIA, GTEC, Bloomberg, APECTEL and InfoSec Europe. He holds a Masters of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo, focusing on cryptography.
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ITG Technologies

Aldo Ferrante

Aldo Ferrante
CEO & President

Aldo Ferrante has been ITG Technologies CEO & President since its inception in 2003. A pioneer in the industrial automation age with over 25 years of experience providing turn-key solutions to clients in all markets. Aldo has been considered a thought leader in the IIoT/AI space with his forward thinking approach in disrupting the IIoT platform market.
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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

Keith Tamboer

Keith Tamboer
Vice President of Business Intelligence

Keith is a market research and business operations professional with extensive telecommunications experience. Keith focuses on studying companies, markets, and trends within IoT and quantifying business opportunities by translating complex data into meaningful and actionable insight. He also leads James Brehm & Associates’ survey practice that gathers qualitative insight from companies across the IoT ecosystem regarding attitudes, priorities, and preferences. Prior to joining James Brehm & Associates, Keith was Director of Market Research at AT&T responsible for market forecasting and competitive intelligence for business mobility and IoT. He also was Director of Marketing for Dun & Bradstreet’s telecommunications and cable vertical supporting the largest U.S. communications service providers. Keith has a B.A. in economics from Bucknell University.
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Jivoo

Steven Fowler

Steven Fowler
Partner

Steve Fowler is a Partner with Jivoo, a consulting firm focused on improving operations, customer experiences, and develop new review streams via Internet of Things, Cloud, and Data Analytics. Steve is thankful to have delivered some of the world’s largest IT solutions to corporate and government organizations. Steven has presents at prominent conferences such as Predictive Analytics World, IoT Evolution EXOP, and IoT Solutions World Congress. Steve can be reached at stevenfowler@live.com and followed at @stevenmfowler
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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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Kollabio, Inc.

Ashok Nare

Ashok Nare
Founder & CEO

Ashok Nare is the Founder & CEO of Kollabio, Inc., a Digital Transformation company that combines strategic thinking and technology expertise to help organizations transform into 21st century digital organizations and create unique experiences for their customers. Mr. Nare has over 20 years of hands-on, leadership and executive experience in IT strategy, enterprise software development, technical leadership and business operations. He served as a CTO at multiple startups prior to starting Kollabio, where he was responsible for new product development, building high performance teams and establishing technology strategy and vision. His areas of expertise are Digital Strategy & Transformation, Internet of Things (IoT), Solution Architecture, Cloud Computing, New Product Development and Agile Software Delivery. He is an avid promoter of IoT and Digital Health technologies and is a frequent speaker at Health & Technology conferences including mHealth Summit 2015, Health Slam 2016, Smart Cities Symposium 2017, Heart and Stroke Innovation Forum 2017, IoT Slam 2017 and IoT Evolution 2017.
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LocationSmart

Mario Proietti

Mario Proietti
CEO

Mario Proietti is a co-founder and CEO of LocationSmart, the world’s largest mobile engagement platform for assets, workers and consumers. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mario has paved the way for location-based services, creating an award-winning cloud-based platform. The LocationSmart platform is trusted by Fortune 500 and enterprise-level companies for operational efficiencies, compliance, verification, cybersecurity and proximity marketing. Mario is an expert on the intersection of location-based services with IoT and supply chain management for enterprises as this is core to his business. In 2016, he delivered presentations on these topics during the @ThingsExpo in NYC and the ISCEA Supply Chain Tech Expo in Chicago. Mario was also interviewed by SupplyChainBrain regarding his insights on the future of mobile technologies and its influence over the supply chain industry. Before LocationSmart, Mario worked as Director of Advanced Development at AirTouch Teletrac, where he led R&D activities for its groundbreaking mobile location services. In this position, he oversaw FCC regulatory initiatives concerning the use of spectrum for location monitoring services and presented before Congress, the White House, FCC and NTIA. Mario is now a member of the CTIA Privacy Working Group and IAPP. He is also on the Editorial Advisory Board of GPS World Magazine and was a founding chairman for the Wireless Network Issues Committee of the E9-1-1 Institute. In 2016, he wrote a chapter on cellular location technologies for a book on location technologies entitled “Beacon Technologies: The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Beacosystem.”
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LoRa Alliance

Geoff Mulligan

Geoff Mulligan
Chairman

Geoff Mulligan is a consultant, developer and lecturer on the IoT, Privacy and Security and Chairman of the LoRa Alliance. In 2013 and 2014 while serving as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow working on Cyber-Physical Systems and IoT for the Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Institute of Standards and Technology he co-created and launched the SmartAmerica Challenge. Mr. Mulligan is the Founder and President of Proto6, a technology consulting company focused on the Internet of Things, RF Sensors, IPv6, IP networks and open systems and served as the US representative to the ISO Smart and Sustainable Cities project.Previously, Geoff helped create and deploy the Arpanet and IP technologies including the design of IPv6, the creation and standardization of 6lowpan, the formation and founding of the Zigbee Alliance and the IPSO Alliance and has been instrumental in many key aspects of the embedded Internet – in fact Vint Cerf called Geoff the “Father of the Embedded Internet”. After graduating from the Air Force Academy, he served in the Air Force and worked for Digital Equipment, Sun Microsystems, and Invensys. He helped found start-ups working on email security, next generation Internet technologies, wireless systems and protocol design. He holds over 15 patents, wrote a book on combating SPAM and testified before Congress on Computer Security.
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MapQuest

Elise Neel

Elise Neel
GM

When she’s not tap dancing or rapping about her teams, Elise Neel, VP, Verizon Location Services & GM for MapQuest, is reimagining location contextualization and the role it plays in consumer and B2B Navigation, Artificial Intelligence, Analytics, Advertising Segmentation and Emerging Technology. Supporting commercialization, product, engineering, marketing and sales, Elises team works within Verizon to enable businesses across the firm to leverage the power of location in unique ways while also supporting thousands of direct customers around the globe.
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McAfee

Gary Davis

Gary Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he partners with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also provides security education to businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into actionable advice. He is a sought-after speaker on trends in digital security including the evolving threat landscape, privacy and securing the Internet of Things. He has presented at high profile conferences and events including CES, Mobile World Congress, and CTIA Super Mobility. Gary has appeared on multiple business, security and consumer lifestyle broadcast outlets, including CBS News, CNBC, FOX News, Bloomberg, WSJ MoneyBeat and quoted in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Money Magazine, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine and more. During his 11+ years at Intel Security, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education. Prior to joining McAfee, he held senior management positions for more than 20 years in technology companies. Gary served on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
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MulteFire Alliance

Mazen Chmaytelli

Mazen Chmaytelli
President

Mazen Chmaytelli serves as LTE in unlicensed spectrum business development lead for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Mazen oversees the global strategy, continued evolution and adoption of LTE-based technology for unlicensed and shared spectrum.Mazen is also appointed as the MulteFire Alliance President. In this role, Mazen is the general manager and chief executive officer of this industry organization. Responsible for the overall functions and management of the global ecosystem and operations to support development of MulteFire technical specifications, certification programs, and coordination with related industry groups and regulators.Mazen has over 22 years’ experience across all major wireless telecommunications technologies and a broad range of expertise in areas including business development, business negotiations, product management, new product development and technical marketing.Mazen is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a Senior IEEE member, a registered attorney with the California Bar, and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. As an inventor, he holds 40 USPTO granted patents covering a range of telecommunications and software inventions.Mazen has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.Mazen Chmaytelli serves as LTE in unlicensed spectrum business development lead for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. In this role, Mazen oversees the global strategy, continued evolution and adoption of LTE-based technology for unlicensed and shared spectrum.Mazen is also appointed as the MulteFire Alliance President. In this role, Mazen is the general manager and chief executive officer of this industry organization. Responsible for the overall functions and management of the global ecosystem and operations to support development of MulteFire technical specifications, certification programs, and coordination with related industry groups and regulators.Mazen has over 22 years’ experience across all major wireless telecommunications technologies and a broad range of expertise in areas including business development, business negotiations, product management, new product development and technical marketing.Mazen is a registered professional engineer in the State of California, a Senior IEEE member, a registered attorney with the California Bar, and a registered patent attorney with the USPTO. As an inventor, he holds 40 USPTO granted patents covering a range of telecommunications and software inventions.Mazen has a B.S. and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and holds a Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law.
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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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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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NetFoundry

Galeal Zino

Galeal Zino
Founder

Galeal is the Founder of NetFoundry. Roles prior to NetFoundry include Founder and President at LocalReplay, VP of Strategic Engineering at Teleglobe and VP of Software Development and Engineering at ITXC. Galeals teams helped develop and engineer the world’s largest VoIP network, and have built global collaboration services. Galeal has been awarded eight patents for the software and platforms powering those services, and the patented software currently powers the services of many of the world’s top communications providers. Galeal was born in New York, graduated from Bucknell University and currently resides in the Charlotte, NC area with his wife and their four children.
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NIST

Katerina Megas

Katerina Megas
Commercial Adoption Lead for the Trusted Identities Group, Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) Program

Katerina Megas is the Commercial Adoption Lead for the Trusted Identities Group and Program Manager for the Cybersecurity for Internet of Things (IoT) program. She has her undergraduate degree in Business Administration with a minor in Marketing and M.S. Information Systems and has over 25 years of experience leading organizations development and execution of marketing strategies, and deployment of solutions in telecommunications, ERP and IAM (identity and access management) technologies. She loves traveling and appreciates her wonderful colleagues who cover for her at work while she piles her family into a minivan taking road trips across Europe and the U.S. in search of the non-touristy experience. If not traveling for pleasure, in her free time she can be spotted sitting in the bleachers at volleyball tournaments across the country cheering wildly for her daughter’s team.
Session(s):

Nokia

Dave Rossetti

Dave Rossetti
End-to-End Solution Architect

Dave has been in the industry for more than 20 years. He is currently a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, End-to-End Solution Architect.
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Nokia

Ashish Dayama

Ashish Dayama
Head of CBRS, MulteFire, TD-LTE Marketing

Mr. Ashish Dayama is vice chair for MulteFire Alliance Marketing Working Group and isthe Head of CBRS, MulteFire and TD-LTE marketing for Nokia Network’s mobilebroadband portfolio, Mr. Dayama is responsible for global MulteFire and TD-LTE productmarketing, strategy, and content development. Mr. Dayama is Nokia Marketing point ofcontact for CBRS Alliance and The Wireless Innovation Forum’s Spectrum SharingCommittee.Mr. Dayama has been a solution architect, system integrator and business developer forvarious mobile networks. He has filed patents, published papers, and is a speaker onvarious forums such as IEEE, BBWF, GTI.Prior to joining Nokia, Mr. Dayama held several management positions at Motorola, andAlcatel-Lucent. He holds an MBA from University of Chicago, MS in Computer Sciencefrom Western Illinois University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical from Karnataka University.
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North American Volvo Group

Evandro Silva

Evandro Silva
Connected Vehicle Services, Manager

Evandro Silva, Connected Vehicle Services, Manager has more than fourteen years of experience with quality, reliability and customer service for heavy duty diesel engines. Silva has held positions in Brazil and the U.S.Silva has worked for the North American Volvo Group for seven years, the first three of which were spent at Volvo Powertrain. He now works with Volvo Group Trucks North America and is responsible for developing new connected vehicle and IoT services and tools for dealers and customers.Silva has a mechanical engineering degree from Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina in Florianopolis, Brazil and a Master of Business Administration from Mount St. Mary’s University. He is currently pursuing a Master of Engineering in reliability engineering at the University of Maryland. He has been an SAE member for 13 years.
Session(s):

Octo Telematics North America

Steven Fernandes

Steven Fernandes
Director of Innovation

As Director of Innovation at Octo Telematics North America, Steven Fernandes is responsible for identifying, testing, and implementing new products and services for the U.S. and Canadian markets. Steven’s career in the insurance industry spans more than two decades in the areas of information technology, product strategy and innovation, for commercial and personal lines. An early interest in telematics lead to an opportunity to work with a top-10 insurance carrier to bring one of first UBI programs to market in the United States. This success prompted him to focus on creating bespoke telematics solutions for the insurance industry, and Steven joined forces with Octo Telematics.
Session(s):

ON Semiconductor

Steven Dean

Steven Dean
Sr. Manager Business Marketing

Steven Dean has over 25 years of experience in the semiconductor and medical device fields, now leading ON Semiconductor in Business Marketing in their Medical and Wireless Division. Past appointments have included, Director of Business Development at Medtronic Corporation, Director of Marketing at Texas Instruments, and Director of Segment Marketing of Freescale Semiconductor. Steven obtained his degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University, with postgraduate work in Business. Steve’s leisure pursuits include spending time with his wife Kathy and now three grown children, sailing in the tropics, brewing beer and wrenching on one of his classic automobiles.
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OpenFog Consortium

Lynne Canavan

Lynne Canavan
Vice President of Marketing

Lynne Canavan is the Vice President of Marketing for the OpenFog Consortium, the global nonprofit working to solve the bandwidth, latency and communications challenges associated with IoT. There she leads global initiatives to drive market growth and engagement for fog computing and networking in IoT. Previously, Lynne was Vice President of Program Management for the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) where she oversaw the activities of the Consortium’s Working Groups, member services and broader ecosystem initiatives. She joined the IIC from IBM, where she spent 17 years focused on new initiatives with IBM’s largest alliance partners.
Session(s):

Oracle

Douglas Tait

Douglas Tait
Director

Setting the telecommunications marketing strategy for Oracle and the industry, Mr Tait is defining and building out the Service/Application infrastructure for Next Generation Networks. As Global Director of Marketing for Oracle Communications, Mr Tait is driving the strategy and tactics for Service Delivery Platforms, Service Brokering, and WebRTC. Prior to Oracle, Mr Tait was the director for Global Telecom Markets at BEA and founded the JAIN initiative defining Java™ technology for communications at Sun. He organized international standards, community, and user group meetings for creating standards and driving the communications market toward standard based interfaces, platforms, and protocols.
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Oracle

Travis Russell

Travis Russell
Director, Network Security, Technical Product Management

Travis Russell has been in telecommunications more than 35 years, with experience in radio, voice and data networking. As a cyber security professional and technologist, Mr. Russell has a long career focused in telecommunications cyber security and fraud, with expertise in SIP, SS7, and Diameter technologies. He participates in a number of standards bodies and trade associations, including the GSMA, IETF, CTIA, ATIS, and is currently the chair for the FCC Communications Security, Reliability, and Interoperability Council (CSRIC) working group 3, focused on security. Mr. Russell has authored several technical books, including “Signaling System #7,” “Session Initiation Protocol,” “IP Multimedia Subsystem,” and “LTE Signaling With Diameter,” all published through McGraw-Hill. His book, “Telecommunications Protocols” is still used in colleges and universities today for teaching the fundamentals of telecommunications, and is printed in four languages.Mr. Russell holds several patents and patents pending focusing on cyber security and fraud solutions, and has lectured at colleges, universities, and industry events all over the world. He is currently Director of Cyber Security at Oracle Communications.
Session(s):

Philips

Alan Bugos

Alan Bugos
CTO - Head Of Technology and Innovation

As Head of Technology and Innovation for Philips Home Monitoring (Philips LifeLine), Mr. Bugos manages Engineering, R&D, IT and global technology operations and is responsible for designing and implementing technology/systems for next-generation healthtech devices, products and managed care services for connected alerting, monitoring and health informatics within the “connected home for connected care” for Philips’ global customer base. Alan brings to Philips Home Monitoring over 25 years of hands-on engineering and IT leadership experience in telecommunications, mobile and Internet technologies, data solutions, IoT (the Internet of Things), software and hardware development and systems integration, and has held executive management roles at Vonage, iBasis, Inc., MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and GTE Laboratories (now Verizon Laboratories).He was the recipient of GTEs highest technical merit award, the Warner Award for Technical Achievement for pioneering DSL data networks in 1997, has published over 45 technical papers, holds several patents, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, Sigma Xi, and the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE). Mr. Bugos received a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics and an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering both from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville and continued postgraduate study at Tufts University. He is an avid bicyclist and enjoys flying as an Airline Transport Pilot and Certified Flight Instructor.
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Plantronics

Arun Rajasekaran

Arun Rajasekaran
Director of Engineering

As Director of DSP Engineering for Plantronics, Arun Rajasekaran provides strategic guidance and leads internal and external teams working on embedded software (firmware, DSP, and IoT) development. In addition, he is also responsible for leading the company’s enterprise and consumer wearable communication product architecture, design, and development efforts. This includes spearheading global engineering efforts related to the conceptualization of next generation connected wearable tech platforms. Previous to Plantronics, Rajasekaran was an engineering manager at Blackberry, where he led embedded systems teams in the United States and Canada. Additional positions that have contributed to Rajasekaran’s more than 23 years of experience include vice president of engineering at Xingtera, and director of engineering at Ikanos Communications. Rajasekaran holds an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, and a BE (Honors) in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Madurai Kamaraj University, India.
Session(s):

Pod Group

Sam Colley

Sam Colley
CEO Pod Group USA

Throughout his career, Sam Colley has focused on business development within the mobile data connectivity market, specializing in the M2M and IoT sectors. Within Pod Group, he has focused on identifying and targeting growth markets which contribute directly to the geographic and financial expansion of the company. Sam is now CEO of Pod Group USA based in San Francisco, California, where he is responsible for all divisions of Pod Group in the US, Canadian and South American markets.
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Princeton University

Arsalan  Mosenia

Arsalan Mosenia
Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Arsalan Mosenia received the B.Sc. degree in Computer Engineering from Sharif University of Technology in 2012, and the M.A. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Princeton University, in 2014 and 2016, respectively, under the supervision of Prof. Niraj K. Jha. Upon the completion of his Ph.D., he joined Profs. Mung Chiangs (Purdue University) and Prateek Mittals (Princeton University) research groups as a postdoctoral research associate. He is also affiliated with Center of Information Technology and Policy (CITP). During his Ph.D., he investigated several security and privacy challenges of different IoT-enabled systems, namely implantable and wearable medical devices, smartphones, and industrial/home automation systems. As a postdoctoral research associate, he is currently exploring potential security threats against Internet-connected vehicles. Hi research lies at the intersection of Internet of Things (IoT), information security and privacy, and machine learning. His studies resulted in several academic papers, currently submitted to or published in top-tier conferences and IEEE Transactions, and five U.S./Provisional Patents.
Session(s):

PWeR, Inc.

Noel Guillama

Noel Guillama
CEO

Noel J. Guillama – Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Quantum Innovations, Inc and it subsidiary PWeR, Inc. PWeR ® is healthcare technology company, with a horizontally focused EHR software platform. Mr. Guillama is a nationally recognized healthcare expert and speaker on the subjects of healthcare management, managed care, and healthcare operations. Mr. Guillama over his 25 years in healthcare has purchased numerous medical facilities, built multiple healthcare delivery systems collectively managing @30,000 managed care lives with over 3,000 participating providers, and contracting with 10 managed care companies. Mr. Guillama is also currently Chairman of MediXall Group, Inc. (OTCQB:MDXL) a healthcare incubator, and healthcare B2C eCommerce platform with over 4,000 providers under contract. Prior to Quantum, Mr. Guillama was Founder, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Metropolitan Health Networks, Inc. (MetCare®) of West Palm Beach, Florida, (formerly AMEX:MDF) from its inception in January 16, 1996 to February 1, 2000. Metropolitan, at the time of Mr. Guillama’s departure, realized revenues of $119 million (USD). Post Mr. Guillama’s departure MDF was acquired in 2012 by Humana, Inc. for an estimated $800 million (USD). Prior to this, Mr. Guillama was Vice President of Development for MedPartners, Inc. (formerly NYSE:DRX), a Birmingham, Alabama-based physician practice management company. Mr. Guillama has many U.S. patents in the use of technology in healthcare, IoT, behavior modification systems, and sophisticated communications protocols. Mr. Guillama serves as director, former Chairman and executive committee member of the Palm Beach State College Foundation in Lake Worth, Florida. In addition, Mr. Guillama has for the last 15 years served as director and former Chairman, and executive committee member, of Florida International University Foundation in Miami, Florida. Mr. Guillama previously served as Trustee of Palms West Hospital in Loxahatchee, Florida, a HCA facility.
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QuantumIOT

Kenneth Lowe

Kenneth Lowe
Partner

Kenneth Lowe is currently a partner of QuantumIOT, an IOT systems integrator. Ken formerly served as Global Director of Business Development for M2M platforms within Gemalto, a digital security company based in France.  An electrical engineering degree, coupled with a variety of unusual military and business experiences, set Ken apart from the typical technology executive. He is an effective leader, an engaging speaker, and a technologist with a flair for making complex topics both interesting and relevant for non-tech executives.Ken has over 20 years of experience designing and delivering large-scale systems and solutions for enterprises. His engagements have taken him to Europe, Africa and the Middle East, visiting six of the seven continents and over 50 countries.  He began his career with Accenture, working in Washington D.C in the telecommunications sector.Ken holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland College Park.  During his studies, he served in the U.S. Army Reserves as a paratrooper and communications specialist. Ken is on the board of directors for Artreach, a Dallas non-profit organization focused on providing access to the arts for underprivileged youth and seniors in managed-care facilities.
Session(s):

Renesas

Brian Davis

Brian Davis
Vice President of Marketing, Synergy IoT Platform

Brain has been in the industry for more than 30 years. He is currently the Vice President of Marketing, Synergy IoT Platform Business Division.
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RSA

Riaz Zolfonoon

Riaz Zolfonoon
Technical Lead, Emerging Technology Group

Riaz Zolfonoon is an RSA Distinguished Engineer and leads the Emerging Technology group at RSA. He is responsible for defining the strategic vision for IoT security and collaborates closely with other divisions of Dell Technologies on IoT initiatives. Prior to this role, Riaz was responsible for the technical direction and architecture for RSA Identity products. Previously, he worked on a number of security technologies such as PKI, Multi-Factor Authentication, Web Access Management, and Identity-as-a-Service. Riaz is a co-inventor on 12 granted patents.
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SAMSUNG ARTIK

Jeanine Jue

Jeanine Jue
Head of Developer Evangelism

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SAP

Pushkar Ranjan

Pushkar Ranjan
Internet of Things Evangelist

Pushkar works in the global SAP Internet of Things Go-To-Market team at SAP doing sales, marketing, business development, sales enablement, and community engagement with prospects, customers, partners and developer ecosystems for the Internet of Things. Pushkar has worked with SAP for more than 16 years across disciplines of product management, strategy consulting and operations management in areas of customer engagement, enterprise performance management and the manufacturing industry. Pushkar has academic degrees of a Master’s in Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management with a focus in the areas of Information Systems, Strategy and Marketing. Prior to that he received a Bachelor of Engineering degree in Computer Science from the Birla Institute of Technology. Pushkar has also completed a design thinking course at Stanford as part of his work at SAP and states that he is a student for life.
Session(s):

Senet

Dave Kjendal

Dave Kjendal
CTO

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

John Nye

John Nye
VP of Business Development

Throughout his career, John has been helping businesses transform their offerings and go-to-market strategies, supporting large enterprises in building and rolling out new solutions, and developing and running global sales channel programs. Prior to Joining Senet John served as VP, enterprise sales and channels at Genband, a leading provider of unified communications and infrastructure solutions to the telecom and enterprise markets. Before joining Genband, John held senior executive, sales, and business development roles at several global network and technology companies. John holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University.
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SensorInsight, LLC

Joey Bernal

Joey Bernal
Co-Founder and President

Joey is a co-founder and President of SensorInsight, an Internet of Things company working toward a vision of usable and affordable IoT sensors and solutions with a focus on cities, agriculture, and industrial applications. He is responsible for guiding the direction of the company from both a strategic and technical view. He focuses on leveraging the ever-expanding ecosystem of partners and providers to deliver seamless IoT end-to-end solutions. Joey is also Managing Partner of SensorInsights parent company, Element Blue, where he helps drive operations and the technical direction of the company. Previously, Joey was with IBM where he was the Chief Programmer of IBMs Smarter Cities platform, the Intelligent Operation Center. He is a frequent speaker and the author of several books on architecture and development.
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ServiceMax from GE Digital

Lubor Ptacek

Lubor Ptacek
VP, Product Marketing

Lubor leads the Product Marketing function at ServiceMax, with a broad spectrum of responsibilities ranging from messaging, product launches, and market intelligence to thought leadership, analyst relations, and customer leverage programs. Prior to joining ServiceMax, Lubor led corporate-wide product marketing at OpenText, the leader in Enterprise Information Management. During his tenure, OpenTexts revenue grew from $725 million to $1.9 billion and the company completed more than 20 acquisitions. Before OpenText, Lubor worked at EMC, Documentum, and Novell. From 2011-2015, he also served on the Board of Directors for the Association for Intelligent Information Management (AIIM). Lubor is an accomplished presenter and recognized thought leader with active social media presence. He holds a Computer Science degree from the Technical University Ilmenau, Germany and an MBA from Santa Clara University in California.
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Sierra Wireless

Kelly Gay

Kelly Gay
VP of Vertical and IoT Services

Kelly Gay is the past president of Security Solutions at Numerex Corporation. Kelly joined Numerex at the acquisition of Omnilink Systems in 2014 where she was the chief executive officer and president. Kelly was also the past chairman, chief executive officer, and president of KnowledgeStorm, a top-ranked online marketing services company providing search, lead generation, and branding to the technology industry. Kelly led KnowledgeStorm from start-up to acquisition by TechTarget (NASDAQ: TTGT) in 2007.Prior to joining KnowledgeStorm, Kelly led IBM in the media, entertainment, advertising, sports, music, publishing, broadcast, and cable markets as vice president of IBMs North American Media and Entertainment division. During her tenure, the IBM business unit grew to $1.2 billion in sales, with 18% annual growth over a three-year period.Kelly has served and continues to serve on numerous private, non-profit, and governmental boards of directors. She currently serves on the board of directors of 1105 Media, where she is on the audit and finance committees, and OnBoard, where she chairs the governance committee and is a past president and chairman of the organization.Kelly has recently been named as an inaugural Top Women of IoT by IoT Now, an Atlanta Top Entrepreneur by TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs), an inaugural Top Women of M2M by Connected World, and the first Inspiria Award winner by Pathbuilders. She has been named to the BtoB Media Business Who’s Who 100 in Business Publishing and Catalyst’s Top 25 Atlanta Entrepreneurs. Kelly was also chosen by Catalyst as one of Atlantas Top Entrepreneurs for an unprecedented four consecutive years. She was spotlighted in Atlanta Woman as a Leader to Watch, Business to Business as an Atlanta Diva, and the Atlanta Business Chronicle in the annual Whos Who in Technology numerous times. She was also honored with the Atlanta Women’s Foundation Shining Star award for her leadership in the technology industry and commitment to mentoring women in technology.Kelly is a magna cum laude graduate of Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She was the first Newcomb College recipient in the school’s history to receive the Murphy Prize in Political Economy, awarded by the Murphy Institute.
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Sigfox

Ryan Derouin

Ryan Derouin
Director, Southeast Region

Ryan started with Sigfox USA in February 2016, creating what would become their Industry Vertical focused on initiatives in Oil & Gas, Smart Cities, Medical, etc. He has partnered with SIs, design houses, OEMs and customers to build full solution offerings for global markets and focuses on the Southeastern United States. Ryan cut his teeth in LPWAN with OnRamp/Ingenu where he was Director of Sales for Oil & Gas, a carryover from his 9 years at GE working in the Industrial sensing space. Prior to his time in corporate America, Ryan was a Captain in the US ARMY with tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
Session(s):

Silicon Labs

Christian  Legare

Christian Legare
Director, IoT OS Platform

Christian Legare is Director, IoT OS Platform at Silicon Labs. He joined Silicon Labs through the Silicon Labs acquisition of Micrium Inc. a leading provider of embedded software, including the uC/OS real time kernel, where he was the CTO since 2002. Prior to Micrium, he was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his 22 years in the telecom industry, he has served as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in the engineering and R&D fields. He also currently serves as President and Chairman of the IPSO Alliance, where he provides guidance on the embedded systems industry to the IPSO Alliance to advance the mutual goals of making IoT a reality. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.
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Smart City Program, City of Orlando

Charles Ramdatt

Charles Ramdatt
Director

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SPEC Sensors, LLC

Edward Stetter

Edward Stetter
GM/CFO

Mr. Stetter is the Co-Founder and General Manager of SPEC Sensors, LLC, a Silicon Valley based developer and manufacturer of advanced electrochemical gas sensors that enable distributed, high performance environmental sensing in the IoT. Mr. Stetter is also General Manager of KWJ Engineering Inc., a leader in gas sensing solutions and supplier of SPEC Sensors to Smart Cities projects like the Array of Things. Mr. Stetter has over a decade of experience at the forefront of the new wave of environmental sensing. Mr. Stetter has an undergraduate degree in business from the University of Notre Dame and a JD from Chicago Kent College of Law, and is a licensed attorney in the State of Illinois.
Session(s):

Spectramesh

John Hooks

John Hooks
President and CEO

John Hooks is President and CEO of Spectramesh, Inc. Spectramesh combines wireless advances with the emerging technology of blockchain in a core router capable of communicating across a mixed spectrum of wireless TCP/IP, Bluetooth, and IoT spectra – a first for router devices. Additionally, each unit has a built-in functional web server and data store that can host edge computing applications and support backless server support. Mr. Hooks is also a Distributed Ledger (Blockchain) Technologist and Venture Capital/Private Equity Advisor and Council Member in the Technology and Telecommunications Practice of the Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), and an Advisory Board Member to several emerging Blockchain, and Big Data/IoT and AI companies.His past experience includes executive positions at Accenture, LLP, Anderson Consulting, and IBM Corporation.
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Syniverse

Tim Moss

Tim Moss
Chief Operating Officer

Tim Moss is Syniverse’s Chief Operating Officer and leads the company’s global strategy, sales and operations. Mr. Moss brings over 25 years of experience in executive-level positions in the technology industry, at both large companies as well as startups and entrepreneurial ventures. Prior to Syniverse, he served as Founder and CEO of IMG Venture Group, and led the growth and development of rising companies. Before this role, Mr. Moss was Senior Vice President, Head of Engagement Practices, North America, at Ericsson for five years, and he led the launch of a new organization responsible for the development of new sales channels and customer services. Previously, he founded and was CEO for Integrity Management Group, a technology and operations consulting firm, which he led for 10 years, and, earlier, he held several C-level and other executive positions at technology companies including InComm, PRE Solutions, Daleen Technologies, Powertel and InterCel. Mr. Moss holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Texas A&M University.
Session(s):

Telit

Fred Yentz

Fred Yentz
CEO, IoT Platforms

Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market. Prior to ILS Technology, Fred Yentz served as Vice President and General Manager of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. While at RadiSys Corporation, Fred served in many capacities including the oversight of World Wide Sales, Marketing, Professional Service, Business Development in addition to General Manager of Enterprise, Communication and Commercial operating divisions. Fred also worked for IBM where he held various positions with responsibility for Engineering, New Business Development and Management. Mr. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM’s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic Universitys College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (1997) from the University of Miami.
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Tellient

Tristan Barnum

Tristan Barnum
Co-Founder, CMO

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

Shawn Conahan

Shawn Conahan
Founder and CEO

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

Heidi Wilson

Heidi Wilson
IoT & Complex Solutions

Heidi Wilson is a market strategist with over 15 years in all aspects of B2B commercialization, from partnerships and channel management to sales and marketing. At TELUS she is currently responsible for global growth of the Internet of Things; she has also previously championed for TELUS the introduction of mHealth, workforce mobile applications and Managed Mobility. Her current area of focus is as commercial lead on emerging IoT opportunities with complex cross-border requirements, including Connected Car, eSIM and Global Data MVNOs. She also created and launched the TELUS IoT Marketplace, a bill-on-behalf partner ecosystem, and Canada’s first “over the top” partner program for IoT solutions connected to the TELUS network. Prior to her time in the wireless industry, she opened new lending markets in Oil & Gas at GE Capital while developing innovative new financing products for their customers, and served as product manager for a variety of start-up technology companies. Passionate about market-centric strategies, translating market need into profitable growth, and cooperative go-to-market models, she most often finds herself in emerging business-to-business markets where confusion is rampant and a clear commercial strategy is essential. Heidi received her MBA from McGill University in 1999, and holds a Bachelor of Arts from DePauw University in her home state of Indiana.
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Tempered Networks

Erik Giesa

Erik Giesa
VP of Products

Erik is the VP of Products at Tempered Networks where he is responsible for product strategy and go to market execution. Prior to Tempered, Erik served on the executive team at ExtraHop Networks as the SVP of Marketing and Business Development. During his four year tenure at ExtraHop, Erik and his team helped grow revenue 15x taking ExtraHop from a 50 person startup to the market leader in IT Operations Analytics with over 300 employees, a rich ecosystem of technical alliances, and the establishment of Wire Data analysis as the richest source of real-time analytics. Before ExtraHop Erik was the SVP of Product Management and Product Marketing at F5 Networks.
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Thiel Advisors, Inc.

Fred Thiel

Fred Thiel
President

Fred Thiel has over 30 years of experience leading and advising companies and investors in the technology, data communications, Internet, IoT/M2M (Internet of Things/machine to machine), automation, Big Data, digital media and software industries. He has helped drive rapid growth and generated hundreds of millions of dollars in shareholder value through a focus on transformational value creation, innovation and a keen understanding of how trends and disruptive technologies affect businesses and industries. Thiel is a technology and industry visionary and frequent keynote speaker at global events and corporate and industry conferences on the IoT and its impact on our future daily lives, business models, industries and society. He also lectures on innovation, strategy, disruption and transformational growth to MBA classes at both the University of Southern California (USC) Marshall School of Business, and the University of San Diego (USD). Thiel has helped companies transform their business models and leverage the disruptive trends affecting industries globally. He works with management teams and helps boards of directors evaluate, develop and execute strategies to transform operating businesses and product lines, drive innovation initiatives and create new product lines and business models that drive growth and create value. He has developed visionary concepts and products, most recently to help companies develop and execute strategies for collaborative autonomous systems, intelligent sensor systems, predictive maintenance, and intelligent fleet/asset management solutions.
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Trident University International

Michael B. Fox

Michael B. Fox
PhD Candidate

Michael has been involved in the IT industry for more than 12 years starting in the US Air Force. After 9 years of service and traveling to South East Asia, Europe, and the Middle East, he transitioned to a government contracting company in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Michael started with the company as a Senior Systems Engineer working with all things IT including servers, networks, security, and IoT Solutions, and now maintains the companys cybersecurity as the Chief Information Security Officer or CISO.Michael maintains multiple network and security certifications, holds a Bachelors of Science in Information Technology Management, a Masters of Science in Information Technology Management, and is working towards his PhD in Business Administration with a focus on Information Technology Management. His dissertation investigates the early adoption of companies who decide for or against the use of IoT enabled industrial automation technologies, and the factors relating to those decisions.
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Twin Oaks Computing

Nina Tucker

Nina Tucker
Co-Founder

Nina is the co-founder of Twin Oaks Computing, and has the current responsibility to use her extensive software expertise to create and manage customer and partner relationships for Twin Oaks Computing. Nina has over 20 years experience designing, developing, testing, and deploying large complex software systems used in critical military and industrial applications. Her work over the last decade has focused on the infrastructure components of these complex systems, including connectivity, data centric communications, and cyber security.Nina has a strong passion for both engineering and education.Nina was born in South Florida and grew up with local small business owners. She started her career with G.E. Aerospace (now Lockheed Martin) in Valley Forge, PA as an entry level software engineer. Over the next fifteen years, Nina worked on a number of programs developing and maintaining a variety of large and complex software systems, in a various technical roles, from system administrator, to senior software engineer, to software engineering manager. Nina co-founded Twin Oaks Computing in 2005, and has personally worked and held responsibility for all roles of the company during its growth since inception.
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Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd.

Ken Herron

Ken Herron
Chief Marketing Officer

Cool Hunter Ken Herron increases global brands’ revenue and market share by using technology to develop stronger emotional connections between businesses and their customers. A top-ranked IoT expert by Onalytica.com and Postscapes.com and the fourth most-followed CMO worldwide on Twitter, Ken is Chief Marketing Officer of Singapore-based intelligent IoT messaging company Unified Inbox Pte. Ltd. A graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business’ Marketing Management Program in Palo Alto, California, Ken earned his Master’s degree in International Management from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Glendale, Arizona and his Bachelor’s degree in International Economics and German from Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. Ken is a popular author and frequent speaker on using technology to accelerate business’ revenue regrowth. Listen to him share the latest technology-fueled social marketing news, trends, tools, and best practices every week on the Social Solutions show — broadcast every week on Modern Life Network in the US and Channel Radio in the UK, with all shows available on iTunes. Connect with Ken on Twitter at @KenHerron.
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Unified Office

Ray Pasquale

Ray Pasquale
CEO

Ray has spent the last 20+ years as an entrepreneurial technology professional, he has extensive sales and customer engineering experience along with proven management team leadership in dynamic, emerging technology companies. Recently Ray played a key leadership role in professional and customer services, business development, pre-sales and technical marketing while at Sonus Networks, a market leader in Voice over IP technologies.Ray was a founding member of Sonus’s services organization, recruiting many of its most senior members. From 1996 until 1999 Ray was a key technical leader and sales consultant for Cascade Communications’ worldwide sales organization. During his tenure Cascade was purchased by Ascend Communications. Ascend, a leader in remote access technologies for the Internet market, was subsequently absorbed by Lucent in a merger. Prior to 1996, Ray’s tenure with Digital Equipment Corp. included positions as Senior Consultant for Worldwide Network Operations, and Technical Leader and Senior Consultant for the Network Products Group.Ray’s commitments to excellence and ideas were recognized by Digital. Mr. Pasquale received a Customer Satisfaction Award, Storage Systems Excellence Award, and Delta Ideas Recognition Award. He attended the University of Maine.
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Unified Office

Tom Phelan

Tom Phelan
CTO & VP of Technology

Tom has nearly 24 years experience developing embedded systems and network management products for the data and telecommunications industries. He has held leadership roles in several companies, including VP of Engineering, CTO, VP of Marketing and VP of Advanced Development. Tom has also held leadership positions in the general industry, including co-chair of the DCCP working group at the IETF, the lead developer of Proxy Admission Control at the MPLS Forum, and has made significant contributions to security standards for VoIP networks and emergency telecommunications for ATIS. For the past 10 years Tom has been Principal Architect at Sonus Networks, working in the Office of the CTO and other groups to architect VoIP products for the telecommunications carriers.
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University of Georgia

Fangyu Li

Fangyu Li
Postdoctoral Research Associate, College of Engineering

Fangyu Li is a postdoctoral research associate in the College of Engineering, University of Georgia. He received his PhD in Geophysics from University of Oklahoma in 2017. His Master and Bachelor degrees are both in Electrical Engineering, obtained from Tsinghua University and Baihang University, respectively. His research interests include signal processing, seismic imaging, geophysical interpretation, machine learning and distributed system.
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US Cellular

Scott Scheuber

Scott Scheuber
Director, Product Management

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

Don Malloy

Don Malloy
Security Consultant

Donald Malloy is a Security Consultant with VASCO Data Security and the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. VASCO is a global leader in trusted security with two-factor authentication, transaction data signing, document e-signature and identity management solutions. OATH is an industry alliance that has changed the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication used by most companies today.Malloy has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a security technology consultant working with companies, including VASCO Data Security with their security and authentication business. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security (Oberthur) and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Infineon Technologies. Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has M.S. level degrees in Organic Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He resides in southern California and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, kayaking and traveling around this beautiful world.
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Verizon

Warren Westrup

Warren Westrup
Director M2M Solutions Engineering and Architecture

Warren Westrup is director of IoT Solutions Engineering and Architecture at Verizon. In this role, Warren helps develop and deliver solutions that combine machine-to-machine connectivity with Verizons enterprise platform, including telematics, dynamic cloud, security and professional services, along with the company’s global Internet protocol and 4G LTE networks. The goal is to leverage the full breadth of Verizons assets to deliver solutions that solve customers business challenges while providing greater efficiencies.Warren is a licensed Professional Engineer, and holds a bachelor of science in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin and a master of business administration degree from Our Lady of the Lake University in San Antonio.
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Verizon

Kevin Rogers

Kevin Rogers
Manager of Solutions Engineering

Kevin Rogers is a Manager of Solutions Engineering with the Verizon Wireless Technical Consulting team. He specializes in cellular embedded hardware, with a primary concentration on IoT product development and carrier certification. Kevin has more than 20 years of experience in wireless telecommunications and has spent the last 9 years focused on M2M/IoT connectivity. This includes expertise in various forms of wireless communication and implementation of secure network architecture. His engagement has sparked some of the industry’s top growth drivers within Smart Communities, Telematics and Connected Agriculture.
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Verizon

Erik Varney

Erik Varney
Regional Data Sales Manager

Erik has been engaged in the wireless space for the last 20 years, first starting in the paging industry at the very birth of wireless data solutions. Most recently, he has been instrumental in deploying and architecting 2G, 3G and 4G LTE wireless networks along with their complementary products and services for Verizon Wireless. Erik has extensive application and network support experience in all wireless networking protocols in the WWAN space and is currently providing both technical and network implementation technology expertise for Verizon Wireless enterprise customers throughout the United States. He has helped well over a thousand companies integrate Verizon Wireless’s network and technology into their products and services, enabling them to improve their own customer’s satisfaction and drive millions of dollars of new revenue for their core business.
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Verizon

Joe Cozzarelli

Joe Cozzarelli
Sr. Manager

Joe Cozzarelli is a Sr. Manager at Verizon, focused on IoT Business Development for Embedded Solutions. In this role his team partners with industry leading IoT companies with the goal of supporting the advancement of their solutions at the embedded level. He has over 30 years of wireless industry experience spanning from Base Station Amplifier Design & Development, Product Line Management, and Business Development within the IoT, M2M, Connected Devices, Small Cell, and Wireless Communications verticals. He is also considered an industry expert called on to perform technology assessment and due diligence.
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Verizon Wireless

Mary Beth Hall

Mary Beth Hall
Director Global IoT Product and Development

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

Hiep Pham

Hiep Pham
Vice President of R&D

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

Veeru Ramaswamy

Veeru Ramaswamy
Vice President,

As the Vice President of the IBM Watson IoT Platform, Veeru oversees the technical development & deployment, specific offerings, business development, marketing and sales for IBM’s IoT Platform business. Veeru has been in the technology space for more than 30 years. During that time, he’s built incredibly complex and innovative systems with large organizations such as Comcast, Cablevision, Bell Labs, and General Electric (GE) and has been part of many startups. As the Technology Leader for Digital Industries at GE, he was one of the first two to build GE digital from the ground up at San Ramon, California, and was one of the initial and core architects and innovators for GE Predix. Some of his groundbreaking technology innovations at GE have been extensively covered by the media.Prior to IBM, Veeru served as the Senior Vice President of Big Data and Data Science (Chief Data Officer) for Cablevision, one of the largest cable companies in the U.S. During his time at the company, he was responsible for the development of big data platforms across the enterprise both on-premise and in the cloud, along with advanced data analytics, mining and engineering, and data technology capabilities that drove significant business impact. Veeru has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from University of Madras, a master’s degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore and a PhD in computer science and engineering from the University of South Florida, Tampa.
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Wibu-Systems USA

Marcellus Buchheit

Marcellus Buchheit
President and CEO

Marcellus Buchheit is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc., located in Edmonds, WA where he resides. Marcellus earned his Master of Science degree in computing science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. In the same year, he co-founded Wibu-Systems together with Oliver Winzenried. As the original architect of the company’s successful WibuKey, CodeMeter, and SmartShelter product lines, he is well known in his field for his expertise in designing innovative techniques to protect software against reverse-engineering, tampering, and debugging. The products he designed have never been cracked by hackers in multiple public global contests. Marcellus is an active member of the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he is involved with security, trustworthiness, and monetization initiatives. He is one of the editors and authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework document. He is a frequent invited speaker at industry events, and has accepted many industry awards on behalf of Wibu-Systems, including the CODiE awards in 2014 and 2009 in recognition by the SIAA of CodeMeter as the best Digital Rights Management Solution.
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Wireless Analytics

Alexander Mordach

Alexander Mordach
Director of Technology Solutions

Alexander Mordach is the Director of Technology Solutions for Wireless Analytics, LLC and is a leading expert in LTE enabled IoT deployments. Prior to joining Wireless Analytics, Alexander worked as an engineer for Phoenix Technologies, bringing UEFI BIOS solutions to the mass marketplace. He has always been an advocate of groundbreaking technology and helps Wireless Analytics stay on the forefront of all mobile technologies with a specialized focus on IoT. Mr. Mordach received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time outdoors with his family, and is an avid Disney fan.
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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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Wireless Research Center of North Carolina

Larry Steffann

Larry Steffann
Founder, RIoT and General Manager

Larry Steffann is Co-Founder of RIoT, a national IoT organization focused on the global IoT ecosystem. Mr. Steffann is also the GM of the Wireless Research Center of North Carolina and Co-Founder of gaming incubator Joystick Labs. Larry leads RIoT’s team effort in the Global Cities Team Challenge, (ILPS Intelligent Led Public Safety) effort with NIST. Mr. Steffann is also working with the NSF and US Ignite on their Smart Cities, 5G initiatives. As a serial entrepreneur Mr. Steffann has worked with numerous startups including a couple that have gone public. Larry has been CEO of Amex Company, nStor (NSO) and COO of a NASDAQ company, Boca Research (BOCI).
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Woodside Capital Partners

Adam Tilow

Adam Tilow
Associate Director

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

Greg Mischou

Greg Mischou
Senior Partner & Managing Director

Greg began his career in investment banking in 1993. Prior to joining with Woodside Capital Partners in 2007, Greg was a senior sell-side semiconductor analyst for Alex. Brown and UBS through 2000 and then a portfolio manager/technology analyst for GLM Capital Advisors and Engemann Asset Management on the buy side. In his various investment banking roles, Greg has been involved with many M&A advisory, private placements, initial public offerings, and follow-on offerings.Prior to entering investment banking, Greg worked in business development and product management for Intel. He was a member of the team responsible for the introduction of the Pentium microprocessor and oversaw product management of the i486 microprocessor. From 1985 to 1988, Greg worked at Digital Equipment as a semiconductor engineer.Greg holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering with a minor in Chemistry from Northeastern University and an M.B.A. from the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University.
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Z-Wave

Bent Sorensen

Bent Sorensen
Sales and Business Development Director Americas

Bent Sorensen is Sales and Business Development Director Americas for Z-Wave, the leading low-power wireless smart home IoT standard. He has in-depth experience as IoT advisor to both start-ups and big OEM/ODMs, SW platform providers and international service providers in Europe, US and Latin America looking to offer customized home automation, monitoring/security, and energy-savings packages. He works with technical staff and top executives to identify their IoT needs and subsequently match them with software platform providers and OEMs. Bent has over 20 years of international sales management and business development experience. Prior to joining Z-Wave in 2007, Bent was the General Manager for a European brewery in the US, and before that he was the overseas sales manager for a radio and satellite communications manufacturer. Bent holds an MBA in International Management, an MA in International Business Communications and a Certificate of Management Practices from New York University.
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ZOHO Corporation

Sudhakar S Marthi

Sudhakar S Marthi
Vice President Global Business Development

Sudhakar S Marthi, Vice President, Global Business Development, Zoho Corp.Sudhakar S Marthi began his sales & marketing career with Zoho Corp., in 2000. Today, he is handling Global Business Development activities of ZOHO Corp product divisions viz., WebNMS M2M, Zoho.com; Manage Engine and WebNMS . At Zoho, Sudhakar has designed and executed various marketing and branding initiatives which set the stage for the group’s consistent and growing performance. He is also working closely with SIs and MSP partners for the business promotion of ZOHO Corp products / applications.Sudhakar started his career more than 27 years ago and was employed with SICO, Toshniwal Bros and Toshbro for 15 years prior to joining Zoho Corp., Sudhakar holds a Masters in Science (Physics) from Annamalai University and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from LIBA, Chennai.****
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ZTE Corporation

Jingyi Zhou

Jingyi Zhou
Standards Director

Jingyi Zhou is a standard director of ZTE Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for identifying, defining the relevant areas for standardization and product development. He is also responsible for developing industry relationship and partnership. Jingyi has more than 20 years experience in wireless industry. His career spans multiple roles. He started as an engineer developing, implementing and supporting wireless data networks and applications and accumulated substantial experiences in Network/Application design and operation. Later on, he worked and concentrated in various standardization areas including CDMA 3G to 4G LTE packet core network seamless migration, IMS, Wireless Priority Service, Wireless Emergency Alert, M2M/IoT, and 802.11 technologies in SDOs of 3GPP2, 3GPP, ETSI, ATIS, IEEE 802, IEEE 802.11, IEEE-SA, oneM2M, and Wi-Fi Alliance. In this role, Jingyi involved telecom and IT technology evaluation, planning and standardization that resulted in many successful industry advancements. Jingyi was a member of Next Generation Networks Priority Services (NGN-PS) Forum which defines Government Priority Services sponsored by Department of Homeland Security(DHS). Jingyi also led a team of engineers built internet infrastructure from the ground up in a start-up company. Recently, Jingyi received IEEE-SA appointment as a member of IEEE-SA New Standard Committee (NesCom).
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Moderator List

Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

IoT Evolution World and IoT Evolution Health
Editorial Director

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars. In previous lives, he’s been a short order cook, telemarketer, medical supply technician and mover of the bodies at a funeral home. Most of his exploits are either exaggerated or blatantly false and no one can prove otherwise. He lives in Connecticut with his wife, children and dogs. The dogs usually miss him when he’s away.
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Ryan Martin (Moderator)

Ryan Martin (Moderator)

ABI Research
Principal Analyst

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging transformative technologies, including augmented reality (AR), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firm’s Smart Manufacturing and Enterprise IoT research. Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Ryan is frequently quoted and published in a variety of industry and business media, including BBC, CIO, ComputerWorld, CyberTrend, E-Commerce Times, FastCompany, International Business Times, LA Times, PCWorld, TechNewsWorld, TechRepublic, Time Magazine, VentureBeat, Forbes and WIRED. He is also a regular speaker at client and industry events, and a judge for major awards programs such as the CES Innovation Awards and the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Ryan holds degrees in economics and political science, with an additional concentration in global studies, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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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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Brad Bush (Moderator)

Brad Bush (Moderator)

Carnegie Technologies
Chief Strategy Officer

Brad Bush is Chief Strategy Officer at the communications innovation company Carnegie Technologies, and a Senior Partner of Fortium Partners. Brad has more than 25 years of technical and leadership experience, serving in roles as CIO, COO and CMO for high-growth, technology-based companies. Brad understands the human side of technology, using his technical and business background to execute near-impossible scenarios and create new business models. He is a thought leader in many technologies and was named a WebRTC pioneer, an InformationWeek CIO top innovator and a top 50 CMO in telecom.He holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Rice University and a MBA from Southern Methodist University. When he is not working, Bush enjoys playing music and traveling with his family.
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Charles Byers (Moderator)

Charles Byers (Moderator)

Cisco
Pricipal Engineer

CHARLES C. BYERS is a Principal Engineer and Platform Architect with Ciscos Corporate Strategic Innovation Group. He works on the architecture and implementation of Fog Computing platforms, media processing systems, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 31 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including serving as a founding member of PICMGs AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees, and currently serves as co-chair of the Architecture Framework Working Group and Technical Committee of the OpenFog Consortium.Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 66 US patents.
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Marc Josephson (Moderator)

Marc Josephson (Moderator)

Coris
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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Carl Ford (Moderator)

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Crossfire Media
CEO, Director of Content

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

Colin Soutar (Moderator)

Deloitte & Touche
Senior Manager

Colin Soutar is a Senior Manager in Deloitte & Touche’s Federal Advisory practice with over 20 years’ experience in identity, privacy and cybersecurity. After finishing his studies in Dundee, Scotland, Soutar completed a two-year post-doctoral stint at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, developing pattern recognition techniques for autonomous rendezvous and capture operations. He then applied similar pattern recognition and classification techniques to biometric systems as the Chief Technology Officer for over a decade with Bioscrypt, a public company based in Toronto, Canada. With Deloitte & Touche, Soutar currently provides support to several federal and private sector cybersecurity programs.
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Peter Murray (Moderator)

Peter Murray (Moderator)

Dense Networks
Executive Director

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Kurt Kelley (Moderator)

Kurt Kelley (Moderator)

Excelerated Technology Consulting
CEO

Kurt has been serving the technology and telecom markets more than twenty years with a mission to create partnership ecosystems and stimulate innovation. His career started with a local ISP, and then shifted to IT consulting. For a change of pace, his next move was to cellular, and he never turned back. During his nine-year tenure with Verizon, he focused on launching M2M and IoT solutions to market by working with device manufacturers, solution providers and developers. Afterwards, he joined Stream Technologies as VP-Strategic Partnerships driving business development efforts with cellular, satellite and LPWA (low power wide-area) connectivity partners. Upon parting, he founded Excelerated Technology Consulting to offer services such as business strategy, revenue modeling, customer development, manufacturing, distribution, go-to-market among others. In parallel, he has also become a board member and co-founder of several start-ups. Additionally, Kurt enjoys giving talks regularly on next-generation technologies like IoT, IIoT, Blockchain, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. Developing a deep understanding of many industries has produced a unique skill set to execute aggressively profitable strategies for his clients and partners.
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Alex Glaser (Moderator)

Alex Glaser (Moderator)

Harbor Research
Vice President

Alex is the Vice President of Harbor Research and an expert in smart systems thinking and design. He is responsible for leading the firm’s marketing, operations, and business development strategy. Alex also helps lead Harbor’s Smart Systems Lab program – a real world laboratory where organizations can design, prototype, and test new models for delivering smart systems and services value. Alex brings broad client experience in strategy consulting, value chain analysis, and research development across a variety of industries including industrial, energy, manufacturing, transportation, smart cities and telecom. He also has deep experience developing qualitative and quantitative research studies related to the Internet of Things and smart systems. He has helped develop Harbor’s research programs, methodologies, designs, and services. Alex is extremely well versed on the space, specializing in industrial automation and analytics, and is a frequent speaker, moderator, panelist, and contributor to industry events and media publications.
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Marc Norman (Moderator)

Marc Norman (Moderator)

IMHO Consulting
Analyst

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Bobbie Carlton (Moderator)

Bobbie Carlton (Moderator)

Innovation Women
Founder

Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Carlton PR & Marketing, Innovation Nights and Innovation Women. She speaks regularly on innovation, building startup communities and product launches, and consults with small businesses and individuals on social networking, marketing and PR. Over the last 8 years, Bobbie has been involved in the launch of more than 1,000 new products in the Boston region. As the founder of Innovation Nights and Innovation Women, an advisor to NewCo Boston and Startup Massachusetts, and a MassChallenge mentor for more than 5 years, Bobbie is very tied into the startup and innovation community. Previously, in addition to working with a number of Boston-area high-tech marketing firms, she headed global PR efforts at enterprise software companies like PTC and Cognos (now part of IBM). In 2006 she switched gears, joining a consumer brand startup and in 2008, she started her own company offering marketing services. In 2010 she was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community”, and in 2011 she was a recipient of a Mass High Tech All-star award. In 2015 she was named a Boston Business Journal Woman to Watch. Innovation Women is an online “visibility bureau” helping drive visibility for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women through speaking engagements. Innovation Nights is a social media powered new product showcase and networking event. Follow Bobbie on Twitter as @BobbieC @MassInno @WomenInno or @CarltonPRM
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James Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
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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Keith Tamboer (Moderator)

Keith Tamboer (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Vice President of Business Intelligence

Keith is a market research and business operations professional with extensive telecommunications experience. Keith focuses on studying companies, markets, and trends within IoT and quantifying business opportunities by translating complex data into meaningful and actionable insight. He also leads James Brehm & Associates’ survey practice that gathers qualitative insight from companies across the IoT ecosystem regarding attitudes, priorities, and preferences. Prior to joining James Brehm & Associates, Keith was Director of Market Research at AT&T responsible for market forecasting and competitive intelligence for business mobility and IoT. He also was Director of Marketing for Dun & Bradstreet’s telecommunications and cable vertical supporting the largest U.S. communications service providers. Keith has a B.A. in economics from Bucknell University.
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Steven Fowler (Moderator)

Steven Fowler (Moderator)

Jivoo
Partner

Steve Fowler is a Partner with Jivoo, a consulting firm focused on improving operations, customer experiences, and develop new review streams via Internet of Things, Cloud, and Data Analytics. Steve is thankful to have delivered some of the world’s largest IT solutions to corporate and government organizations. Steven has presents at prominent conferences such as Predictive Analytics World, IoT Evolution EXOP, and IoT Solutions World Congress. Steve can be reached at stevenfowler@live.com and followed at @stevenmfowler
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Lynne Canavan (Moderator)

Lynne Canavan (Moderator)

OpenFog Consortium
Vice President of Marketing

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Lawrence Karisny (Moderator)

Lawrence Karisny (Moderator)

ProjectSafety.org
Director

Mr. Karisny is well known in both the public and private sector as a technology innovator, skilled project manager and renowned expert on securing wireless networks and smart grid infrastructures. A frequent contributor to Government Technology Magazine’s Digital Communities, Infosec Island and PenTest Magazine, he has also been a sought-after speaker at industry summits and conferences, including the Smart Grid Security Virtual Summit and the Smart Grid Summit. He has consulted with a wide variety of enterprise and government clients seeking his assistance in maximizing the integrity and effectiveness of communications in complex and challenging environments, and has received numerous awards for sales, engineering and application design. He is widely recognized as a leading cybersecurity expert.Equally adept at meeting engineering or business development challenges, Mr. Karisny’s 20 years of experience has included network communication and integration work with companies such as Qwest Communications, WorldCom, Sprint and Microtel Corporation. He is currently an independent principal, advisor and consultant to select cyber security companies and research institutions. As Director of ProjectSafety, he has pioneered high-end IPS and IDS security approaches such as mobile intelligent network edge encryption security cloaking, insuring the safety of wireless smart grid, public safety, municipal wireless and various campus and enterprise applications. He has research and supported real-time IDS technologies in both data analytics and anomaly detection.
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Matt Scherer (Moderator)

Matt Scherer (Moderator)

Scherer Communications
CEO

Matt Scherer, the chief executive officer of Scherer Communications, helps his clients with public relations efforts and social media outreach.
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Robert Mazer (Moderator)

Robert Mazer (Moderator)

SmartCityWorks
Founder

Bob Mazer is co-founder of Smart City Works, a company created to galvanize innovation and enable commercialization uniquely focused on improving civil infrastructure (the “built environment”) and livability in cities. Through the creation of a new class of business accelerator -- a business “actuator” -- Smart City Works helps startups and mature companies transition new ideas or inventions into viable growing businesses that deliver high-impact solutions to make cities smarter, safer, and more resilient. He is a 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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Mahesh Patel (Moderator)

Mahesh Patel (Moderator)

US Cellular
Sr. Manager, Product Management

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

Scott Scheuber (Moderator)

US Cellular
Director, Product Management

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

Doug Wilson (Moderator)

Verizon
Channel Manager - IoT

Doug Wilson is a Verizon Wireless Internet of Things Specialist serving as an IoT subject matter expert, charged with growing IoT partnerships with new and emerging IoT companies and ensuring successful Internet of Things solution implementations. In his role he has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through the partnerships with Verizon. Doug has had a successful career with Verizon as an M2M Regional Sales Specialist, Data Sales Account Manager and Data Sales Engineer for Verizon Wireless. Prior to that Doug worked for Verizon Business on the Regional Sales Engineering Team as a Network Equipment Sales Specialist. Doug has had an extensive career in technical sales and engineering with numerous enterprise class organizations such as Belkin, Microsemi, Avaya, and NEC. Doug started off his career by serving our country in the US Air Force as a Communications Specialist where he achieved the Management and Outstanding Team Chief awards.
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Uzair Siddiqui (Moderator)

Uzair Siddiqui (Moderator)

Verizon
IoT Product & Marketing, Connected Solutions - IoT

Mr. Siddiqui is a Senior Product and Marketing Manager at Verizon focused on Internet of Things (IoT) Products and Services covering all aspects of IoT strategy, design, implementation and operations. Mr. Siddiqui has over 15 years of experience in the telecommunications industry focused on product management and marketing of innovative technology solutions for enterprise customers. Mr. Siddiqui has spoken at numerous webinars and industry events. He has a Bachelor in Electrical Engineering and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from George Mason University (GMU) in Fairfax, VA. He also holds a Certificate of Professional Development from Wharton School of Business.
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