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IoT Evolution Expo - January 29 - February 1, 2019

SPEAKERS


Schneider Electric

Andrew Bennett

Andrew Bennett
Senior Vice President EcoStruxure IoT North American Operations

A large portion of Mr. Bennett’s professional experience has been shaped by leading teams that are focused on the integration of software and hardware, often described as IT/OT convergence. From a grid perspective, a great deal of that time has been spent on large-scale Smart Grid projects. Essentially, connecting field devices with SCADA and DMS software. More recently, much of his time has been devoted to driving growth through the combination of Process Automation and Electrification for customers in multiple energy-intensive segments. Today, Mr. Bennett’s primary focus is on broadening the foundation of Schneider Electric’s, EcoStruxure platform. EcoStruxure is an IoT-enabled open and interoperable system architecture designed to deliver enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for customers. In Andy’s previous role of SVP of Strategic Accounts and Solutions, he had responsibility for driving growth in focused accounts for Schneider Electric’s major segments including O&G, Utilities, Data Centers, Health Care, WWW, Food & Beverage, Automotive, as well as North American MicroGrid activity. Those accounts represent approximately 1.5Billion in annual turnover. Additionally, Andy held the responsibility for the North American Solution and Execution Centers where SE’s complex engineering is executed. Prior to that role, Andy had responsibility for the US Energy Business that was focused on medium voltage offers. Before taking on these roles for Schneider Electric, Andy oversaw the management of Telvent Miner & Miner, as well as the Telvent Electric Utility Group, which includes the SCADA, RTU, and Smart Grid initiatives. In 2011, Telvent was acquired by Schneider Electric. Andy holds a BS in Hydrogeology from Lehigh University as well as a MS in Chemistry from Stonybrook.
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ADRF

Greg  Najjar

Greg Najjar
Director of Business Development at Advanced RF Technologies

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

Rob Dolci

Rob Dolci
President

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

Homaira Akbari

Homaira Akbari
President & CEO

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

Davitt Potter

Davitt Potter
Field CTO

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

Marcos Radonic

Marcos Radonic
President/CEO

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

Robert Forget

Robert Forget
CTO

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

Colin Barceloux

Colin Barceloux
CEO

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

Brad Canham

Brad Canham
Vice President

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

Doug Mohney

Doug Mohney
Principal

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

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz
VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

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

Kenneth Schlather

Kenneth Schlather
Executive Director

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

George Mulhern

George Mulhern
CEO

George joined Cradlepoint as CEO in 2011 and built the team that for the past seven years has delivered over 30% compound annual growth and propelled Cradlepoint to be the global leader in cloud-delivered WWAN solutions for LTE/4G enabled branch, mobile, and IoT networks. More than 20,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, George was a Senior Vice President and Global Business Unit Manager for the Hewlett Packard Company. In between his employment with HP and Cradlepoint, George was a general partner with Highway 12 Ventures, a Boise-based venture capital fund that served as a catalyst for entrepreneurs and startups to help drive economic growth in the Northwest region. George holds both a BS, and MBA, Business Administration from San Jose University.
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Department of For-Hire Vehicles

Ernest Chrappah

Ernest Chrappah
Chairman

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

Marco Della Torre

Marco Della Torre
CTO

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

Delia Smith

Delia Smith
VP

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

Victor Shilo

Victor Shilo
Director of Engineering

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

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy

Jonathan Nguyen-Duy
Vice President, Strategic Programs

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

Dr. Colin Parris

Dr. Colin Parris
Vice President | Software Research

Dr. Colin Parris is currently the Vice President, Software Research at the GE Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY and is an Officer of the General Electric Company. In his present role, Dr. Parris oversees the development and application of industrial analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning and software systems research broadly across the General Electric Company. This portfolio includes GE’s industry leading Digital Twin Initiative, which he created and leads for the company. Along with his present role, Dr. Parris also is a member of the Board of Directors of APTIV.Dr. Parris joined GE in 2014. Previously, he worked at IBM from 1994 to 2014 – 16 years as an IBM executive in roles that spanned research, software development, technology management, and P&L management. He was Vice President, System Research at the IBM T J Watson Research Division; Vice President, Software Development, of IBM’s largest system software development lab (6,000+ developers worldwide); Vice President of Corporate Technology; and the Vice President and General Manager of the IBM Power Systems where he was responsible for IBM’s $5 B+ P&L Unix System and Software business). Colin received a Ph.D. and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California, Berkeley, a Master’s in Management from Stanford University (as a Sloan Fellow), and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at Howard University (B.S.E.E.).
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Globant

Diego  Fernández Brihuega

Diego Fernández Brihuega
VP of Technology

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

Scott Larson

Scott Larson
CEO & Co-founder

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

Frank Bradshaw

Frank Bradshaw
CEO

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

John Kowal

John Kowal
Chair, Smart Factory Task Group

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

Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna
Senior Principal

Steve Hanna is a Senior Principal at Infineon Technologies. He currently co-chairs the Trusted Computing Group Embedded Systems Work Group and is involved in the TCG’s automotive, IoT and industrial IoT efforts.He previously was on the Technical Committee in the Trusted Computing Group and a member of the Security Area Directorate in the Internet Engineering Task Force and currently is involved in the Industrial Internet Consortium. Hanna has previously participated in other networking and security standards groups such as the Open Group and OASIS. He is the author of several IETF and TCG standards and published papers, an inventor or co-inventor on 41 issued U.S. patents, and a regular speaker at industry events such as Interop and the RSA Conference. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.
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Internet Society

Jeff Wilbur

Jeff Wilbur
Director, Online Trust Alliance initiative

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

Mina Mitry

Mina Mitry
CEO

Mina is one of Kepler’s co-founders and the company’s CEO. A fervent leader with experience conceiving and scaling disruptive companies, opening new markets with compelling products. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Toronto. Prior to Kepler, he helped build two startups, teaBOT and Brizi. In pursuit of a greater challenge, he co-founded Kepler Communications in 2015 with the ultimate objective of bringing the Internet to space. Mina has led Kepler to design, build and launch its first satellite in a span of only 12 months, the first of its kind in the world.
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Lufthansa Technik

Gerrit Rexhausen

Gerrit Rexhausen
Program Manager, Corporate Strategy & Innovation Management

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

Stephane Wyper

Stephane Wyper
Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization

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

Ibis Fonte

Ibis Fonte
Instructor

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

Murray Gordon

Murray Gordon
Regional Cloud Sales Director

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MultiTech

Brandon Dalida

Brandon Dalida
Regional Sales Manager

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

Michael Lenoce

Michael Lenoce
Managing Director

Michael leads IoT sector investment banking coverage at MVP Capital, a middle market investment bank focused on the technology, media & telecommunications sectors. Michael has more than 20 years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in a wide variety of financing and M&A transactions for software, telecom and new emerging technology companies. Michael has advised numerous companies throughout the IoT ecosystem. Most recent transactions include the sale of M2M Data to Caterpillar, Reltima and GPS North America to Telular, the sale of SkyBitz to Telular Corporation, the sale of Telular to Avista Capital and MiX Telematics on their initial public offering. Michael has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.
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PROLIM

Prabhu Patil

Prabhu Patil
CEO

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

David Wentzloff

David Wentzloff
Co-CTO & Co-Founder

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

Wil Florentino

Wil Florentino
Sr. Mgr. Industrial Automation Segment

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

Robert Frederick

Robert Frederick
Founder and CEO

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

Tracy Markie

Tracy Markie
Chief Executive Officer

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

Dago Mata

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

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

John Wick

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

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

Eugene Grant

Eugene Grant
Mayor

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

Mike Wood

Mike Wood
Vice President

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

Adam Sabloff

Adam Sabloff
CEO and Founder

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

Laila Partridge

Laila Partridge
CEO

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

Marcellus Buchheit

Marcellus Buchheit
President and CEO

Marcellus Buchheit is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc., located in Edmonds, WA where he resides.Marcellus earned his Master of Science degree in computing science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. In the same year, he co-founded Wibu-Systems together with Oliver Winzenried. As the original architect and first software developer of the company’s successful WibuKey, CodeMeter, and SmartShelter product lines, he is well known in his field for his expertise in designing innovative techniques to protect software against reverse-engineering, tampering, and debugging. The products he designed have never been cracked by hackers in multiple public global contests.Marcellus is an active member of the international Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), where he is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Trustworthiness Task Group and involved with security, trustworthiness and monetization initiatives. He is one of the editors and authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework document.He is a frequently invited speaker at industry events, and has accepted many industry awards on behalf of Wibu-Systems, including the CODiE awards in 2017, 2014, and 2009 in recognition by the SIIA of CodeMeter as the Best Content Rights and Entitlement Solution.
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