SPEAKERS


ABINC

Flavio Maeda

Flavio Maeda
Co-founder and First President

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

Roger Dewey

Roger Dewey
CEO and Co-Founder

An internationally recognized leader in the emerging growth areas of the Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) communications, Roger Dewey is the Founder and CEO of Able Device. From 2006 to 2008, Dewey held the position of President and CEO of Telit Americas. He launched and led Telit Wireless Solutions’ entry into the Americas M2M marketplace. For his efforts, Dewey was recognized for the second time as an Industry Pioneer by Connected World Magazine in the spring of 2008. From 2001 until 2006, Dewey held various executive positions at Sony Ericsson’s M2M Com Business Unit, including Vice President of the Americas, and Vice President of Global Business and Product Strategy. During his tenure at Sony Ericsson, Roger Dewey was honored with the prestigious Telematics Leadership Award presented by Telematics Update Magazine in 2005, as well as being recognized for his achievements as an Industry Pioneer by Connected World Magazine for the inaugural award in the spring of 2004.
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Acuity Brands, Inc

Greg Carter

Greg Carter
Senior Vice President, Connected Buildings Software

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

Greg  Najjar

Greg Najjar
Director of Business Development at Advanced RF Technologies

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

Rob Dolci

Rob Dolci
President

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

Homaira Akbari

Homaira Akbari
President & CEO

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

Rickie Richey

Rickie Richey
CEO

Rickie Richey is the CEO and founder of Altaworx, LLC., a diversified telecommunications carrier with customer in 41 US states, Canada and Mexico. After working for several Fortune 500 companies as a General Manager in contract management, Rickie founded Altaworx in 2001, becoming one of the first companies in Alabama to install and service VoIP (IP) telephone system. In 2011 Altaworx became a certified telecommunications carrier. In 2013, Altaworx became the first AT&T resellers in the AT&T Partner Exchange Program. In 2013 Altaworx added AT&T Control Center (Cisco/Jasper) IoT connectivity to the company’s offerings. Altaworx was ranked the 12th fastest growing telecommunication company in the US, and the fastest growing company telecommunications in Alabama on Inc. Magazine’s 2018 list of privately held companies. Altaworx was also a member of the 2017 Inc. 5000 list. Rickie is on the Advisory Board for Hatch Fairhope, a business resource hub for technology-based entrepreneurs sponsored by the University of Alabama and the Baldwin County Economic Development Alliance and the advisor to several other startups in the IoT space. In addition to his business advisory roles, Rickie is the race director for the non-profit Jubilee Kid’s Triathlon which raises money for local charities.
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Altizon Systems

Vinay Nathan

Vinay Nathan
CEO and Founder

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

Davitt Potter

Davitt Potter
Field CTO

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

Jim Euchner

Jim Euchner
Honorary Professor

Jim Euchner is a customer-centered technology executive with more than 25 years of experience leading innovation, strategy, advanced IT and R&D in Fortune 500 companies. He has a track record of delivering top line and bottom line growth through radical process innovation, new product introduction, and the launch of new businesses. His experience includes senior leadership positions in the automotive, manufacturing, telecommunications and oil and gas industries.Most recently, Jim was Vice President of Global Innovation at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, where he led the development of new businesses and incubated and launched five businesses on three continents. Prior to his work at Goodyear, Jim held positions as Vice President of Growth Strategy and Innovation at Pitney Bowes, Inc. and Vice President, Network Systems Advanced Technology at Bell Atlantic (now Verizon).Jim is currently an Honorary Professor at Aston Business School (UK), where he is helping manufacturing firms move from product-centric to services-led businesses. He is also Editor in Chief of Research-Technology Management, a peer-reviewed journal for practitioners of innovation, technology and research management. Jim has published and spoken extensively on innovation and technology management. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University in mechanical and aerospace engineering and his Masters from Princeton University, where he was a Guggenheim Fellow. He also holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
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Astrocast

Bryan Eagle

Bryan Eagle
Vice President of Business Development

Bryan is an award-winning marketing, strategic planning, and business development leaderwith over 25 years of experience in developing and deploying IoT systems.His experience with IoT systems began when he founded Skywire in 1993 to develop Coca-Cola’s first intelligent vending platform. He sold Skywire to Marconi Online Systems in 1998.Bryan has worked recently with Link Labs on LoRa product development, and building internationalsales and distribution; working with MultiTech to help create their LoRa and LPWA product lines andrebranding the company: and working with a number of companies like Glanris, Digi, Sierra Wireless,Roamworks and Haxiot to refine and grow their businesses.Eagle holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia University.Mr. Eagle is also the founder of Emerge Memphis (www.emergememphis.org) a non-profitincubator for general purpose and technology-based companies. He also serves or served on severalcorporate, educational and community Boards of Directors.
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Automated Parking Corp.

Marcos Radonic

Marcos Radonic
President/CEO

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

Robert Forget

Robert Forget
CTO

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

Vince Ricco

Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Axis Technology Partner Program

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

Paul Baratta

Paul Baratta
Business Development Manager, Healthcare

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

Simon Ritter

Simon Ritter
Deputy CTO

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

John Riley

John Riley
CEO and Co-Founder

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

Anthony Harris

Anthony Harris
Executive Director

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

Hernan Seoane

Hernan Seoane
General Manager and Treasurer

General Manager and Treasurer of the Argentina Chamber of Internet – CABASEHolds an MBA from the University of San Francisco, CA with specialty in MarketingPublic Accountant – University of Buenos AiresPreviously Country Manager of Interdotnet Argentina and Interdotnet UruguayCo-founder of SSDNET, a pioneer Internet Service Provider in Argentina.
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Cassia Networks

Brad Canham

Brad Canham
Vice President

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

Don DeLoach

Don DeLoach
President & COO

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

Mike Fortino

Mike Fortino
Vice President Business Development

Mike has been part of the senior management team at Chenoa Information Services, a global US based Digital Technology Services company for the past 15 years. He is responsible for the development and go-to market strategies for Digital Transformation, Cloud, Analytics, AI and IoT services offerings across three market segments - Healthcare, Financial Services, Media & Publishing. His past experiences include leading enterprise software engineering and infrastructure teams at organizations like M&M Mars and Verizon Wireless. Mike is a veteran of the United States Navy, serving as an ASW specialist.
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Choice Business Connections

Jim Vicatos

Jim Vicatos
National Sales Director

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Cisco

Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz
VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group

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

Ray Lehr

Ray Lehr
Former Baltimore Fire Chief

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

Will Aycock

Will Aycock
Greenlight General Manager

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

Marc Josephson

Marc Josephson
Co-Founder

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

Kenneth Schlather

Kenneth Schlather
Executive Director

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

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
VP of IoT Strategy

At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible 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 with cable modems & head-ends, set-top boxes and personal computers in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles.
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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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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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Crossfire Media

Carl Ford

Carl Ford
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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Cybeats

Dmitry Raidman

Dmitry Raidman
CEO

Dmitry Raidman is Co-Founder and CEO of Cybeats, a cybersecurity and lifecycle management company for IoT devices. Cybeats solves a critical security problem for companies that manufacture, integrate or deploy IoT devices in the smart building, medical and critical infrastructure environments. Until now, IoT devices have been vulnerable to cyber threats, making them easy targets for attackers. Through an “inside-out” approach, Cybeats deploys a microagent in the firmware that complements the existing software and hardware of the IoT device and ensures it will not be compromised. Today, Cybeats is a rapidly growing company with offices in Toronto and presence in Israel, that has recently secured $3M in seed funding. CEO Dmitry Raidman is a former Israeli InfoSec professional with a career that has spanned various roles including lead architect of complex and unique systems at companies like Sealights, FLIR, CA Technology and Allot Communications. Dmitry is a proud father to two girls and enjoys flying fighter jets on a simulator, and mountain biking IRL. Cybeats is the recipient of the 2018 IoT Global Awards in both the Security IoT and Big Data, Cloud and Analytics categories.
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Data Monsters

Dan Lesovodski

Dan Lesovodski
Co-founder, VP in IoT and Predictive Maintenance

A serial entrepreneur founded 6 successful high-tech startups. Co-founded Data Monsters with a mission to create AI technology that would be easy and fast implementable into an enterprise architecture to reach a higher ROI in a shorter period. Data Monsters product is an AI based on an ensemble of neural networks. It can be implemented just in 2 weeks and works well in a wide range of industrial equipment.
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DC’s Department of For-Hire Vehicles

Neville Waters

Neville Waters
Public Information Officer

Neville Waters serves as the Public Information Officer with the Department of For-Hire Vehicles. He has been deeply involved with developing strategies to seek innovative solutions within the for-hire industry as the evolution of the ride experience continues to evolve. His background has spanned sports, hospitality and media industries with experience including on-air announcing, research and programming, media planning, promotions, public affairs and production. He earned his undergraduate degree with Magna Cum Laude honors from Springfield College as well as a Master’s Degree in Psychological Services. Mr. Waters later earned his MBA from Georgetown University. Professional achievements include the NBC Fellowship Award; the Walter Kaitz Foundation Award; the Achievement in Radio Award; an Addy Award; an Effie Award; the Adrian Award for hospitality marketing; and Radio Program Director of the Year. He also won $5,000 on the TV game show Scrabble.
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Dell Technologies

Jim  White

Jim White
VP Chair of the EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee and Distinguished Engineer & IoT Platform Development Team Lead

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

Ibis Fonte

Ibis Fonte
Instructor

Ibis Fonte is a designer of her own line of FashionTech wearables, and a wearables instructor at DesignLab Miami, Inov8Labs, and Florida Vocational Institute. She collaborated with the Miami Fashion Institute to bring FashionTech to Art Basel. She is a STEM evangelist for Brinker Education Institute and is a speaker about inclusivity in the tech landscape. She has a 25 year career as a technology professional in embedded systems, IoT and eCommerce.
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DesignLab Miami

Angie Cohen

Angie Cohen
Founder & Creative Director

Angie is the founder and Creative Director of DesignLab Miami. DesignLab is a creative studio in North Miami FL that teaches kids and adults all aspects of fashion, design, sewing, textiles, sustainability and fashion technology.
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Digi International

Jason  Dorough

Jason Dorough
VP of Enterprise Sales

Jason Dorough joined Digi as VP of Sales via the acquisition of Accelerated Concepts Inc. in February 2018. His expertise lies in channel development for technical sales and positioning of hardware and software platforms for wireless and cellular data, Wi-Fi and wireline telecommunications, including custom OEM and embedded Linux. Jason joined Accelerated in 2013, and prior to that was with IVANS as a channel executive from 2007 to 2013 where he developed new sales channels to deliver integrated network services. Additionally, Jason was a sales executive for AT&T from 1999 through 2007, managing the New England sales territory.
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DimOnOff

Daniel Noiseux

Daniel Noiseux
Vice President Executive

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

Rick Conklin

Rick Conklin
Chief Technology Officer

Prior to joining Dispersive, Rick was a senior principal engineer and senior manager at Ciena Corporation. He also served in senior technical positions at Siemens, Motorola, and Scientific Atlanta (now Cisco).
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Dispersive Technologies, Inc.

Delia J. Smith

Delia J. Smith
Vice President

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

Ken Reeves

Ken Reeves
Americas Sales

Ken Reeves is the Chairman of the Board for Disruptive Technologies US, Inc. and is the President of Operations for the Americas Theatre for Disruptive Technologies and carries responsibility for all go-to-market initiatives including direct touch customers and Disruptive Technologies Partner Organization.Prior to joining Disruptive Technologies, Ken held a leadership position within Cisco Systems Collaboration Business Unit. Ken has also been involved with several technology start up organizations focusing on functional gaps overlooked by incumbent providers of which those organizations were acquired as a result of business need and market execution.
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Domotz

Colin Barceloux

Colin Barceloux
CMO

Colin is the CMO of Domotz, an enterprise SaaS startup providing everything you need to manage multiple networks and monitor IoT devices regardless of brand. Previously Colin founded Axius (StartX S18), a venture-backed startup creating a platform for device management and cybersecurity in Smart Homes and Techmate (YC S16), an on-demand service for in-home tech support. Additionally, he started BookRenter, the very first textbook rental company. Colin founded the company to address the high cost of educational materials and their impact on higher education accessibility. Before BookRenter, Colin helped grow Decide Interactive, one of the first bid management platforms for SEM. Colin holds a BS in Management Information Systems and a Minor in Information Technology from Santa Clara University and an MBA from Stanfords Graduate School of Business.
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EastBanc Technologies

Peter Shashkin

Peter Shashkin
Director of Solutions

A veteran of EastBanc Technologies, Peter is an accomplished enterprise architect, project management professional, Scrum Master, and real-life rocket scientist. Having helped the company achieve Microsoft Partner Gold Application Development and Gold Collaboration and Content partner status, Peter is their go-to technology lead for all things Microsoft.Peter is skilled at knowing how to transform technology into a differentiator and is passionate about harnessing the power and convergence of cloud, mobile technology, and IoT to support our customer’s strategic goals.He graduated from Novosibirsk State University with a Master in Applied Mathematics. Peter lives in Bethesda, MD, with his wife and daughter.
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Ekatra

Nima Veiseh

Nima Veiseh
Director of IoT Technologies

Nima is a technology visionary, he has been granted 3 IoT patents and is working on a book on IoT Edge computing.
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EKATRA IoT

Giuseppe Mascarella

Giuseppe Mascarella
Adj. Professor

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

Aleks Stevanovic

Aleks Stevanovic
Director of the Laboratory of Adaptive Traffic Operations and Management

Dr. Stevanovic is an Associate Professor of the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering and Director of the Laboratory of Adaptive Traffic Operations and Management (LATOM) at the Florida Atlantic University. He has published more than 120 journal and conference papers and presented at more than 80 international, national, and state seminars and professional meetings. He has been principal investigator on 25 research projects for a total of ~ $3.3 million in funding with various transportation agencies, including TRB/NAS, NSF, UDOT, UTA, FLDOT, NJDOT, and others. Dr. Stevanovic is FAU representative at Transportation Research Board of the US National Academy of Sciences. He is best known for his contributions in Adaptive Traffic Control Systems (ATCS) – a topic for which he authored many publications and has given talks both at national and international symposia.
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FCI

Baseer Mohammed

Baseer Mohammed
President

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

Bill Schrier

Bill Schrier
Senior Advisor

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

Jason Hallstrom

Jason Hallstrom
Director, I-SENSE

Dr. Hallstrom serves as Director of Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE), which coordinates FAU’s activities in Sensing and Smart Systems. He holds a B.S. in Systems Analysis, an M.A in Economics, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer and Information Science. His expertise is in the design, deployment, and management of wireless sensing infrastructure, with an emphasis on sensor platform design. His work is currently supported through the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and NOAA (via subcontract from Coastal Carolina University) and was previously supported through the NSF, EPA, USDA, NASA, and other entities.
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FMC GlobalSat

Emmanuel Cotrel

Emmanuel Cotrel
CEO

Mr. Cotrel is a co-founder of FMC GlobalSat, and is responsible for overseeing the company’s strategy, innovation, and go-to-market activities. Prior to launching FMC GlobalSat, he founded BlueNRGY LLC, a leading independent software company that provides data acquisition, control systems and big data analytics for solar power plants. From 2009 to 2013, he was a co-founder and principal of the investment fund, L14 FCP SIF, which targeted investments in wind and solar power generation systems across Europe. Mr. Cotrel was also co-founder of SeaMobile, Inc. (USA) in 2004, which has evolved into an industry leader in global maritime telecommunications. He is an active member of the US-based Cotrel Spinal Research Foundation and the France-based Yves Cotrel Foundation affiliated with the Institut de France. Mr. Cotrel graduated from IMIP MBA Institute (INSEEC business school) in Paris, France.
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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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G+D Mobile Security

Sri Ramachandran

Sri Ramachandran
Vice President IoT Solutions

Sri is G+D Mobile Security’s Vice President of IoT Solutions. Sri brings to G+D several decades of experience in the communication and IoT markets with deep industry experience in IP and mobile communications. Sri is passionate about the innovation lifecycle and has successfully led product teams from ideation to market. 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 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.Speakerships:Sri is very active on the “speaking circuit” for IoT oriented shows. Since Fall 2017, he has spoken at five separate events: Wharton Innovation Summit in DC - September 2017, GSMA North America in Charlotte and STA IoT Payments in Austin - October 2017, IoT Evolution Expo in Orlando - January 2018, and Expo Manufactura in Monterrey Mexico - February 2018. Additionally, he’s regularly published and interviewed for print media – IoTNow featured him in December 2016 (https://www.iot-now.com/2016/12/15/56479-iots-new-challenges-are-the-volume-involved-the-diversity-of-use-cases-and-security/) and Silicon India recently ran one of his articles.
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Geisel Software, Inc.

Brian Geisel

Brian Geisel
CEO

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

Nisarg  Desai

Nisarg Desai
Director of Product Management, IoT Solutions

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

Diego  Fernández Brihuega

Diego Fernández Brihuega
VP of Technology

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

Ricardo Prada

Ricardo Prada
UX Director

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

Staci Pies

Staci Pies
Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel

Staci Pies is Senior Public Policy and Government Relations Counsel at Google, where she represents Google before policymakers on global connectivity issues such as high speed broadband deployment and adoption, telecommunications regulation and innovative spectrum management. Previously, Staci was Director of Government and Regulatory Affairs at Microsoft, which she joined after three years at Skype when Microsoft purchased the company in 2011. Staci is the President of the Voice on the Net (VON) Coalition, the premier US Coalition advocating for policies that support the deployment and adoption of Internet communications applications, products and services. She has served as President and former Chair of the VON Coalition since 2004. In these roles, Ms. Pies has testified before the United States House of Representatives and various state legislatures. Before joining Skype in January 2008, Ms. Pies was VP of Governmental and Regulatory Affairs for PointOne, a small wholesale VoIP provider, and Director of Federal Regulatory Affairs for Level 3 Communications. Staci also held a number of positions at the FCC including Deputy Division Chief, Network Services and senior attorney in the FCC’s former Common Carrier Bureau. Staci lives in Rockville, Maryland with her husband and dogs. On occasion her son returns to visit from his studies at the University of Michigan.
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GSMA

Dr. Shane Rooney

Dr. Shane Rooney
Executive Director IoT

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

Frank Bradshaw

Frank Bradshaw
CEO

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

Tao Zhang

Tao Zhang
Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development

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

Daniel Morreale

Daniel Morreale
SVP & CIO

Daniel Morreale is a Healthcare Technology Executive dedicated to improving quality and safety within the healthcare delivery system. He is an innovative and creative leader with a strong vision for usable and practical Technology. Originally trained as a clinician, Mr. Morreale recognized early the strategic potential to integrate Healthcare Delivery and HealthCare Information in order to create a safer and higher quality clinical environment. Mr. Morreale is currently the Chief Information Officer for Hunterdon Health and is focusing his attention on developing a digital healthcare environment, replete with contextual EHR’s to enhance use and adoption of technology by physicians and nurses.
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IBM

Joseph Berti

Joseph Berti
VP of Offerings, Watson IoT

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ILLUMIWEAR

Jamie Chailland

Jamie Chailland
CEO and Founder

illumiwear - where technology and function collide with fashion and design – introduced the first mini-usb rechargeable Light Up Scarf™. illumiwears products celebrate holidays, sports teams, special occasions, pop culture, and customized designs for corporate or organization’s big events. They were honored to be named a 2018 Miami-Dade Beacon Council Key Recipient. In addition to overseeing the strategic direction of the company, he is also the Chief Product Designer and Creator. He has been a corporate consultant for 22 years. He has over 150 topics in his repertoire and has taught over 3,000 seminars in 45 states and 20 countries. He is also a professor at Johnson & Wales University in North Miami, FL concentrating in the areas of technology and marketing. He is known for his creative problem-solving abilities that he says he developed thru years of interaction with virtually every industry at all levels. His ability to understand the wants and needs of companies, managers, employees and ultimately customers has set the stage for his current entrepreneurial path. Jaime graduated from the University of Missouri- Columbia with an MBA in Marketing & Organizational Development and a Bachelor of Journalism in Advertising & Public Relations.
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Imperva

Ben Herzberg

Ben Herzberg
Director, Threat Research

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

Steve Brumer

Steve Brumer
Partner

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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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Inseego

Steve Brown

Steve Brown
Vice President of Sales for IoT and Enterprise SaaS

Stephen is currently serving as Vice President of Sales for IoT and Enterprise SaaS for Inseego. Stephen has over 25 years of experience in technology sales, business development, technology client services and IT. He is a strategic business leader with extensive selling accomplishments in the public sector, enterprise, commercial, and service provider market segments. Along his journey, he has served in roles ranging from sales and sales leadership, marketing, technical sales, business development and strategic alliances; where he has consistently contributed to optimizing performance levels, driving business growth, facilitating key alliances, defining, and implementing business relevant solutions.
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Integron

Bryan Lubel

Bryan Lubel
President

Bryan A. Lubel is President of Integron, an IoT managed services company. He was appointed to this position in January 2008. Mr. Lubel has over 25 years of general management, sales, marketing; product and services marketing channel marketing, operations and systems design experience. 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 Xerox’s famed Palo Alto Research Center (PARC), which focused on commercialization efforts around Xerox’s electronic paper (SmartPaper) technology. The technology offering is now part of Xerox’s 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 The Ohio State University and Laval University, Quebec, Canada.
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Internet of Things America, LLC

Peter DeNagy

Peter DeNagy
President /Co-Founder

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

Claudio Lima

Claudio Lima
Ph.D

Dr. Claudio Lima is a seasoned executive, Global CTO, VP of Innovation and thought leader in advanced energy (utilities, oil and gas) and telecom/IT working with emerging technologies, new businesses and digital transformation. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1995 at UKC (England) and has Fortune 500 industry and high tech start-up experience as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and VP of Innovation, including R&D Labs, leading teams in advanced energy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), Blockchain for Digital Oilfield, 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. Previously, Dr. Lima worked as Global Smart Grid CTO of Huawei Technologies in Europe-Asia-Pacific and as Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS)/ Sr Research Scientist 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 and IT/IoT. He is the co-inventor of a disruptive patent on Microgrid Energy Transactive Energy to enable new energy business models. He has more than 100+ conference keynote 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 and Oil & Gas, promoting Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Machine Learning/AI and Industrial Blockchain Energy collaboration with industry partners, driving Digital Oilfield transformation, including IoT Cybersecurity emerging technologies. 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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IoT Evolution World

Ken Briodagh

Ken Briodagh
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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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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IoT Sales Channels

Cynthia Baker

Cynthia Baker
CEO

Cynthia founded IoT Sales Channels to provide a full spectrum of services for IoT companies to target the most effective customer bases directly and to develop sales channels through retailers and distributors. In order to engage customers during the buying journey and maintain them as loyal clients thereafter, IoT companies need a process of analyzing and prioritizing the best markets to target for their products initially. They then need succinct messaging and positioning for the sales team and a solid Go-to-Market strategy that includes partnership and sales channel distribution strategies. Supporting channel partnerships throughout the life of the business relationship is another crucial element of sales success.With more complex IoT products and initiatives from clients, she recognizes that a combined team of Marketing Technologists and Sales Distribution experts are needed to assess data and create strategic plans that deliver the required results for clients. Possessing business relationships within the Healthcare, Retail, Transportation, Hi-Tech, Manufacturing and Higher Education sectors, Cynthia can expedite the introduction of IoT products to the right sales distributors within these sectors.
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Iridium

Ian Itz

Ian Itz
Associate Director of IoT

Working in satellite IoT for the last 15 years, Ian Itz is currently the director of IoT business development for Iridium Satellite, the leader in pole-to-pole, on-the-move satellite communications. At Iridium, Ian is responsible for developing new strategic relationships and growing Iridium’s domestic and international IoT distribution channels. Prior to his role in business development he was the Senior Product Manager of Iridium’s IoT business, responsible for the company’s modem and strategic product development where he worked with partners to deliver innovative consumer satellite products like the Garmin inReach. Prior to joining Iridium he spent 10 years as a Product Manager developing and managing satellite products for the defense and aerospace community at Comtech Mobile Data and Comtech AeroAstro.
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IronBridge Enterprise and Chairman of the Cognida Foundation

Michael Hathaway

Michael Hathaway
CEO

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

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown
Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities

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

Jeannette Galvanek

Jeannette Galvanek
CEO

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

Gerrit Rexhausen

Gerrit Rexhausen
Program Manager, Corporate Strategy & Innovation Management

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

Michael  Campbell

Michael Campbell
President and CEO

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

Stephane Wyper

Stephane Wyper
Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization

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

Murray Gordon

Murray Gordon
Regional Cloud Sales Director

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Microsoft

Matt Vasey

Matt Vasey
Chairman & President, OpenFog Consortium; Director, AI & IoT Business Development

Mr. Vasey has represented Microsoft as a spokesperson to the press and analyst community on a variety of topics including Enterprise IT, Cloud Services, Service Providers and most recently the Internet of Things. In addition to his work at the OpenFog Consortium, he serves as a Board member for the OPC Foundation. Outside of Microsoft, Mr. Vasey has led regional and national sales teams for leading technology firms, driving revenue and business expansions ranging from startups to $1B+ revenue public companies. While at ODIN (an Ingram Micro company) he drove business and corporate development with Tier 1 investment banks, venture capital firms and technology partners. Mr. Vasey earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Trent University in Canada.
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Mobilocity LLC

Gerry Purdy

Gerry Purdy
Principal Analyst

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MontaVista Software LLC

Iisko Lappalainen

Iisko Lappalainen
Head - Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations

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

Sara Brown

Sara Brown
Senior Director of Marketing

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

Brandon Dalida

Brandon Dalida
Regional Sales Manager

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

Michael Lenoce

Michael Lenoce
Managing Director

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

Kristina Podnar

Kristina Podnar
Digital Governance Consultant

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

Ted Hayduk

Ted Hayduk
Principle Technologist

Ted Hayduk is a principle technologist specializing in video capture for surveillance and IOT including intelligent video analytics architectures. Ted provides solution architecture and systems design for the worldwide Netapp team, our partners and clients.Prior to joining Netapp in Oct 2012, Ted worked at Cisco for 2 years as a Solution Architect for Physical Safety and Security for the Emerging Solutions Ecosystems team who’s charter is to engage with strategic Cisco partners to define joint technical and business architectures.Ted has 18 years experience in IP Video Surveillance integration and system design working with two of IBM’s largest storage business partners. Ted’s data storage experience spans more than 25 years on open systems SAN platforms.With over 38 years of technology integration experience, Ted has a proven track record in all aspects of solution architecture design, business development and project implementation that helps clients solve problems and capture opportunities.Ted resides in Plantation Florida.
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neXt Curve

Akshay Sharma

Akshay Sharma
Principal Analyst and Consultant

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

Randy Van Buren

Randy Van Buren
Solutions Engineer

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

Charles Byers

Charles Byers
Chief Technology Officer and Architecture Chair

Charles C. Byers is Chief Technology Officer and architecture chair of the OpenFog Consortium. He works on applications, architecture, and implementation of edge / fog computing, IoT, and related standards. Before joining OpenFog, he was Principal Engineer and IoT / fog architect at Cisco, and a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. He received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 83 US patents.
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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Glenn Richards

Glenn Richards
Partner

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

Prabhu Patil

Prabhu Patil
CEO

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

David Wentzloff

David Wentzloff
Co-CTO & Co-Founder

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

Hannah Merrigan

Hannah Merrigan
Co-Founder

Hannah Merrigan is a social entrepreneur, artist, and innovator dedicated to tackling tough global development challenges. She is the co-founder of red_, a startup introducing radically cheap, ubiquitous internet connectivity into dense urban environments in Latin America and simultaneously providing formerly unbanked individuals with a way to transact digitally.
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Renesas Electronics

Wil Florentino

Wil Florentino
Sr. Mgr. Industrial Automation Segment

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

Nav Ranajee

Nav Ranajee
Global IoT Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences

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

Gul Ege

Gul Ege
Senior Director IoT R&D

Dr. Ege is the Senior Director in SAS IoT R&D leading the advanced analytical components innovation. She has BS, MS and PhD degrees in Industrial and System Engineering. She received her Ph.D. from Industrial and Systems Engineering at NC State University and is a registered Professional Engineer in North Carolina.Dr. Ege has been in SAS Research and Development for 30 years. Over the years, she has worked on financial analysis, financial risk, and forecasting software.As the Senior Director in R&D, Dr. Ege is responsible for applied analytical components in SAS business solutions in different vertical and leading the analytical components development for high frequency machine data analytics for ‘Analytics of Things’ domains. She has received the SAS CEO Award of Excellence and the NCSU- Industrial and System Engineering Distinguished Alumni award in 2011.
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SEMTECH

Byron BeMiller

Byron BeMiller
Director, Wireless IoT Products

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Siemens AG

Urs Gleim

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

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

Robert Frederick

Robert Frederick
Founder and CEO

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

Leonardo Simoes

Leonardo Simoes
IT Smart Cities Specialist, Technical Counselor

Leonardo Simoes is a specialist in information technology withmore than 20 years of experience in the public and privatesectors. He has also worked in companies such as Microsoft andOracle.Responsible for several projects focused on the citizen, he hasstood out globally for his studies on Smart Cities.Most recently, he was CIO of the Ministry of Cities, in theFederal Government in Brazil, responsible for projects such asthe countrys first digital driver’s license, as well as ITStrategic Planning for the biennium 2017-2018 of that Ministry.In 2017 he was awarded by the Government of Taiwan (R.O.C.)together with the Lincoln Institute of landing Police (USA) asbest speaker of the Smart Cities Seminar on that country.Mr. Simoes is also a permanent member of the technical councilat the Smart Cities America Institute.
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snap40

Christopher McCann

Christopher McCann
CEO and Co-Founder

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

Chris Celiberti

Chris Celiberti
Head of Technology

Chris Celiberti is a recognized communications industry leader, consultant and serial entrepreneur. Managing aspects of product strategy and technical business development of various software platforms and applications focused on IoT, Data Analysis, Blockchain, Mobile, Cloud and VoIP.Chris is currently the Head of Technology at StreetWire a Blockchain based real estate services company. Before StreetWire Chris spent the last 10 years launching a Mobile Services Application Platform company, which was acquired by Truphone in 2012 and forming his own Management Consultancy practice where he worked on leading edge technology projects for Verizon, Synchronoss, Francisco Partners, Smart Ear, HealRWorld, Fan Control Football League and Altcoin.Chris is currently an adviser for several startups and is an industry standards participant, speaker and professional football scout.
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SyncFab

Jeremy Goodwin

Jeremy Goodwin
CEO

Jeremy is CEO of SyncFab, an IIoT Industry 4.0-Ready Manufacturing Blockchain, partner to the $140MM US D.O.E. & D.O.C. Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Initiative (CESMII) appointed by the White House and US Departments of Energy and Commerce National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI). SyncFab is also the San Francisco Mayors Office of Civic Innovation - 2016 Startup in Residence (STIR) in partnership with the Cities of San Leandro, Oakland and West Sacramento. Prior to SyncFab, Jeremy served as EVP and CFO of China Advanced Construction Materials Company, leading it to peak performance of 2,000 employees and NASDAQ IPO. In addition, Jeremy has over 12 years’ experience as a finance executive of global banks and VC firms, including 3G Capital, ING Barings, Baring Capital Partners, ABN Amro, Mees Pierson, and Carlyle Partners.
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Syniverse

Les Goldman

Les Goldman
Senior Product Manager

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

Julie Bedenbaugh

Julie Bedenbaugh
IoT Business Development

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

Tim Acker

Tim Acker
VP of Mobility and Connected Solutions

Since 2015, Tim Acker has served as VP of Mobility and Connected Solutions, leading the SYNNEX business unit focused on driving enterprise mobility and connectivity solutions for the channel. MOBILITYSolv from SYNNEX helps partners deliver connected devices and related products, tools, services, and solutions designed to help accelerate digital strategies, engage customers, and better manage people, places, and ‘things.’ With more than 20 years in technology and mobility channels, Tim brings expertise in IT services, wireless, digital media, software and cloud, fulfillment, and digital business. As an entrepreneur and technology executive, Tim has held a variety of channel leadership roles including with Ingram Micro, Cisco Systems, Digital River, and eSystems Design.
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SYNNEX

Heather Harlos

Heather Harlos
Strategic Program Manager

Heather Harlos has spent the majority of her career in organizational management, marketing, and brand strategy. She was the international digital strategist at ScanSource, Inc. before making her way across the street to SYNNEX Corporation. She is currently working on their business and marketing strategy in this rapidly changing landscape known as “cloud | mobility | IoT”. As a child, her mother actually taught her to ride a horse before she could walk, and she has been riding and competing in hunter/jumpers ever since.
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The City of Seat Pleasant

Eugene Grant

Eugene Grant
Mayor

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

Yoshitake  Kobayashi

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

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

William Malik

William Malik
VP of Infrastructure Strategies

William Malik is VP of Infrastructure Strategies at Trend Micro. As a founder of Gartner’s Information Security Strategies service in the mid-1990s, Bill has deep expertise in information security matters. He has spoken internationally on information security, identity management, privacy, business continuity, and enterprise architecture. During his IBM career he guided the mainframe operating system zOS (then MVS) through the process leading to a NIST/NSA B1-level security rating. He taught a graduate class on Information Security Policy at Georgia Tech and authored the chapter “Information Security Policy in the US National Context” for the text “Information Security: Policy, Processes, and Practices,” Detmar Straub, et al., editors. M. E. Sharpe, 2008.
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US Cellular

Mahesh Patel

Mahesh Patel
Sr. Manager, Product Management

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

Mari Silbey

Mari Silbey
Director of Communications

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

Scott Turnbull

Scott Turnbull
Director of Technology

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

Doug Wilson

Doug Wilson
Channel Manager - IoT

Doug Wilson is an Internet of Things Evangelist and Speaker and Moderator on the Internet of Things solutions and markets. He has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through the partnerships with Verizon. Doug works with many new and emerging IoT companies that are developing Internet of Things (IoT) products or cellular connected solutions in an advisory capacity to provide a completely connected IoT solution. Doug has had a successful career with Verizon as an IoT/M2M Technical Specialist, Verizon Partner Program Manager, Data Sales Account Manager and Data Sales Engineer and has won several awards for his efforts. Prior to that Doug worked for Verizon Business on the Sales Engineering Team as a Network Equipment Sales Specialist. Doug has had an extensive career in voice and data communications sales and engineering with numerous enterprise class organizations such as Belkin, Microsemi, Avaya, and NEC. Doug started off his technical career by serving our country in the US Air Force as a Communications Specialist where he achieved Management and Outstanding Team Chief awards.
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VirtualHealth

Hants Williams

Hants Williams
Director of Clinical Operations

Hants Williams, Ph.D., RN, is a registered public health nurse and published scientist who has dedicated his career to the enhancement and integration of cost-effective healthcare solutions that help provide care to vulnerable patient populations. His commitment to, and impact on, the field have directly contributed to the advancement of healthcare solutions that have influenced the health of more than 6 million individuals. Having worked as both a nurse and a data scientist, Dr. Williams’ experiences provide him with a unique understanding of, and insight into, advancements in technology and data engineering.
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Vmware

Chris Le

Chris Le
Senior Product Manager

Chris Le is the Senior Product Marketing Manager at VMware where he is responsible for driving products into the marketplace, develop strategies to drive customer awareness of VMware products and solutions, and field enablement for both the enterprise and service provider markets for SD-WAN. He has 25 years of experience in product definition, development and marketing of networking infrastructure products. Prior to joining VMware, Chris was a Senior Product Manager at Cisco where he worked on product strategy, pricing, roadmap for routing, switching, security, data center, and his latest product was in the IoT group where he built an IoT horizontal platform for different IoT applications to modernize the infrastructure in cellular base stations, utilities substations, manufacturing and retail. Chris holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California.
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WegoWise

Laila Partridge

Laila Partridge
CEO

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

Robert Rozario

Robert Rozario
Senior Product Marketing Manager

Robert Rozario is a Senior Product Marketing Manager in the Embedded and Integrated Solutions group at Western Digital where he is responsible for marketing embedded, removable, and SSD storage solutions targeted at the Industrial and IoT market segments worldwide. Prior to joining Western Digital, Mr. Rozario held product marketing, technical marketing, and application engineering manager roles at Dialog Semiconductor, Infineon Technology, and National Semiconductor. He earned a Master of Science degree in electrical and electronics engineering from the University of Utah, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree in electrical engineering from Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology.
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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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Wireless Research Center of NC

Dr. Gerard Hayes

Dr. Gerard Hayes
President & CEO

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

Wesley Skeffington

Wesley Skeffington
Principal Architect – Industrial & Medical

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

Jon Minnick (Moderator)

Advantage Business Marketing
Editorial Content Director, Manufacturing and Distribution Pillars

Jon Minnick has worked in B2B publishing for over a decade covering the professional home remodeling and surgical products industries. Having worked in an electronics assembly plant wiring junction boxes for a crane company, assembling controls for high-end luxury bathtubs, and running a circuit board surface mount department, he now uses his experience and expertise to help oversee Advantage Business Marketings manufacturing and distribution groups as Editorial Content Director.
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Joyceann Garippa (Moderator)

Joyceann Garippa (Moderator)

Advantage Business Marketing
Vice President of Content & Events

Joyceann Garippa is the Vice President of Content & Events at Advantage Business Marketing (ABM). She oversees the Design Engineering, Manufacturing, and Industrial Distribution content pillars, which encompasses 13 distinct brands ranging from Manufacturing.net to Wireless Week and Electronic Component News (ECN). In addition, she oversees the brand-new, state-of-the-art video broadcast news series, Advantage Business Network, which brings to life the entire content portfolio at ABM from research & development to industrial distribution. She joined the company in October 2016. With more than 25-plus years in B2B publishing, Joyceann has been a frequent keynote speaker on industry trends and topics that include retail and fashion trends, licensing and merchandising, and consumer brand equity. She is the editor and co-author of Licensing for Dummies, an exclusive book published by Wiley.
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Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Capstone Partners
CEO

Allen Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients inthe mobile, IoT, software and technology industries. Capstone provides strategicadvisory, ecosystem development and market insights to help clients accelerate time tomarket and revenue growth. Prior to Capstone, Allen was the President of Sigfox, NorthAmerica, where he created a high-performance team of 100 people that built an Internetof Things business with top enterprise companies and verticals while providing wirelesscoverage for over 70M people in the US. As part of these activities, Allen representedSigfox with media outlets (CNBC, Fortune, Forbes, WSJ) and industry analysts(Machina Research, LHS, Gartner, Ovum, ABI Research) on IoT topics.Prior to Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony,InterDigital and Stephens Capital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised $15Mto launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value produced by thedata generated by IoT. At InterDigital, Allen oversaw all market development activities,including the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared spectrum and video contentmanagement solutions.Previously, Allen was the Head of Mobile Strategy & Business Development for HP’sglobal Smartphone & Tablet division. In this role, he drove all strategic initiatives fordevices, software and services, including the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.
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Tracey Welson-Rossman (Moderator)

Tracey Welson-Rossman (Moderator)

Chariot Solutions
Co-founder and CMO

Tracey is a sought after expert, advisor and advocate for women in technology. She is co-founder and CMO of Philadelphia-based open source software firm Chariot Solutions and founder of TechGirlz, a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring teenage girls to consider careers in technology. Tracey is a frequent commenter on women in technology-related careers and advises a number of leading companies on their STEM programs. She has shared insights and solutions from the stage at SXSW and the Philadelphia Women’s March and serves as a skilled moderator that is always a champion for the audience. She has been a regular contributor to both Huffington Post and Forbes.Tracey began her career in retail management and advertising sales, before acquiring child transportation company KangaKab and expanding it to Pennsylvania. As CMO at Chariot Solutions, Tracey is responsible for all of the company’s branding, marketing and sales strategies. Twice recognized as a top place to work in Philadelphia, Tracey has helped grow the company 5x since its launch. Seeing a dearth of women in technology led Tracey to build TechGirlz. The non-profit inspires, teaches, nurtures, and networks girls and women at every stage of their lives to ensure they remain passionate, skilled and supported technologists. To date, the program has reached more than 10,000 girls and has plans to reach 20,000 more by 2020. Its success has challenged leaders of industry to consider how workforce diversity is better for their bottom line and how investing in girls is an investment in their future. In addition to her work at Chariot Solutions and TechGirlz, Tracey is a founder and current chair of the annual Emerging Technologies for the Enterprise Conference (ETE), which attracts world-renowned thought leaders in cutting-edge technologies and serves as a community forum for regional technology companies. She is also a founding board member of Philadelphia Startup Leaders, board member for the Creating IT Futures and WXPN Radio. She serves on the PA Governors Commission for Women and was honored as one of “40 Women to Watch over 40” worldwide.
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Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Cidera Analytics
Principal

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

Renato DeSilveira (Moderator)

Cisco

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Will Aycock (Moderator)

Will Aycock (Moderator)

City of Wilson, NC
Greenlight General Manager

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

Riccardo Di Blasio (Moderator)

DXC Technology
Global Head of Sales

Riccardo Di Blasio is an executive in the hi-tech sector currently at DXC Technology as global head of sales for cloud and platforms of Vmware based solutions. Based out of Silicon Valley, Di Blasio spent 25 years in the technology industry with prior key executive roles at companies like VMware and DELL-EMC. During his career he had several expat assignments between Middle-East, Latin America, Europe and North America. At EMC he led worldwide sales as Senior Vice President of strategic alliances and built and ran the EMC cloud service provider program worldwide. At Vmware he led worldwide sales and marketing organizations as Senior Vice President for vCloud, one of the most innovative company divisions, specialized in cloud computing and IaaS model.Most recently he was Chief Executive Officer at Globetouch, Inc an IoT company operating in the Connected Cars industry serving clients like GM, Mercedes-Daimler, FCA and Chief Operating Officer at Cohesity, Inc, a unicorn backed by top investors like Google and Cisco, where he was instrumental in building the company from the ground up. He’s also a professional venture capital investor in several Bay Area early stage companies like Sysdig Cloud, R-Stor, Nebia, MemVerge, Wallarm, Clear Sky Data, Next Future Transportation, Mobile Iron to name few, and cooperates as non- operating partner with Day One Ventures from San Francisco and Oryx Ventures from Dubai, UAE.
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Greg Orloff (Moderator)

Greg Orloff (Moderator)

IIoT World
Chief Innovation Officer

Greg previously served as the CEO of Tangent Company, inventor of the Watercycle™, the only commercial residential direct potable reuse system in the country. Greg holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Environmental Science and Engineering from The Ohio State University, a Masters of Business Administration in International Business from Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management, and is a graduate of Ivey Business School’s Executive Leadership Program at Western University.
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Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Mark Thirman (Moderator)

J.D. Power
Head - IoT Practice

Mark has over 30 years of experience in executive, business development, and sales roles gathered in a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, and networking companies. Currently, working on global IoT strategy with J. D. Power, a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. Mark has also worked with Amazon Web Services (IoT), Cloud Technology Partners, and TELUS.At Vodafone, the worlds leading mobile operator and IoT/M2M market leader, Mark worked on key partnerships and channels. At mobile platform provider, Illume Software as VP Business Development, he evangelized mobile safety issues with telcos, software providers, government and trade groups, and corporations and helped raise nearly $8M in VC funding. Previously, Mark was the founder/CEO of AirPrint Networks, an early stage mobile software company where approximately $4M in VC funding was raised. Mark’s prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), and PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark currently chairs the Connected Things group at the MIT Enterprise Forum and serves on the board of directors.Mark studied piano performance at Michigan State University and the Berklee College of Music. Mark has finished 12 slow Boston Marathons and is a married father of four kids. Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, MIT Enterprise Forum. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of IoT/Connected Things and often is a guest lecturer at MIT,Tufts, Boston University, and other universities.
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Ed Elze (Moderator)

Ed Elze (Moderator)

Klarrio US
Co-Founder

Ed Elze is a co-founder of Klarrio U.S. (www.Klarrio.com), a professional services company specializing in jumpstarting customers in their transformational initiatives with streaming data, IoT, and event-driven applications using cloud- native open source technologies such as MQTT, Apache Kafka, Apache Spark, and Apache Flink. Applying a methodology refined over many years of engagements with companies of all sizes, from Fortune 500 to start ups, and across domains ranging from transportation to public sector to healthcare to sports, Ed has helped companies to make their data useable and meaningful. Prior to co-founding Klarrio U.S., Ed led an emerging tech team in IBM that conducted first-of-a- kind engagements.
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Tom Snyder (Moderator)

Tom Snyder (Moderator)

NC RIoT
Executive Director

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

Scott Kubes (Moderator)

OrbiWise SA
Head of Business Development & Sales - Americas, Australia & New Zealand

Joseph “Scott” Kubes is Head of Business Development & Sales for the Americas, Australia & New Zealand for OrbiWise, an innovative supplier of IoT Solutions based on LoRaWANTM, including the industry’s best LoRaWANTM Network Server, OrbiWANTM. Scott has almost 25 years of experience in telecommunications product development and management including stints with Ericsson, Panasonic Mobile, AT&T and ST-Ericsson before joining OrbiWise 4 years ago. At OrbiWise, he has managed partnerships with leading IoT LoRaWANTM Operators such as eleven-x (Canada), YEAP! (Argentina/Americas) and Ventia (Australia/NZ), amongst others. Scott holds a BS and MS in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. Contact: scott.kubes@orbiwise.com.
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Sarah Glova (Moderator)

Sarah Glova (Moderator)

RIoT
Director of Growth & Communications

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

Chris Celiberti (Moderator)

StreetWire
Head of Technology

Chris Celiberti is a recognized communications industry leader, consultant and serial entrepreneur. Managing aspects of product strategy and technical business development of various software platforms and applications focused on IoT, Data Analysis, Blockchain, Mobile, Cloud and VoIP.Chris is currently the Head of Technology at StreetWire a Blockchain based real estate services company. Before StreetWire Chris spent the last 10 years launching a Mobile Services Application Platform company, which was acquired by Truphone in 2012 and forming his own Management Consultancy practice where he worked on leading edge technology projects for Verizon, Synchronoss, Francisco Partners, Smart Ear, HealRWorld, Fan Control Football League and Altcoin.Chris is currently an adviser for several startups and is an industry standards participant, speaker and professional football scout.
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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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