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AUGUST 17 – 20, 2015 • Caesars Palace | Las Vegas, Nevada

Keynote Speakers

Location - Room: Forum 12


eurotechRobert Watts
Software Architect

Keynote Presentation by Intel
5:45pm Monday - 08/17/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Rob Watts is a software architect in Intels Gateway for the Internet of Things Engineering group. Since joining the IoT Gateway group in March of 2014, he has contributed to gateway ODM qualification and a number of critical demos in Smart Home and Building, Transportation, and Energy verticals, in addition to providing IoT solutions support to Intels industry partners. Before joining IoTG he worked with Intels business client group on IoT-related projects like room occupancy and indoor LBS.His career before Intel involved enterprise and public wireless, IT consulting, application development for web and mobile, semiconductor manufacturing and metrology, and high power microwave research at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Rob¹s career as a tech generalist is founded in a Masters of Engineering in Applied Physics from Cornell University.


eurotechLarry Wall

Keynote Presentation by Eurotech
10:00am Tuesday - 08/18/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Larry Wall joined Eurotech in 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. As such, Larry is responsible for overseeing the operations, sales, and results of the organization as it delivers industry leading hardware, software, and services to enable the Internet of Things and embedded computing in the North American market. Larry joined Eurotech from AT&T where he led a business unit responsible for providing end-to-end mobile and M2M solutions to AT&T customers. Larry had profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities including sales, product management and development, professional and managed services, technology and delivery partnerships, and go-to-market strategies with over $100M combined annual revenue. Larry's leadership experience includes scalable and value-based sales and delivery models, "top-of-stack" cloud-based products and services, thought leadership activities, and building high-performing teams and organizations. Prior to joining AT&T in 2010 when his firm was acquired, Larry was a founding partner of inCode/inCompass Telecom, a consulting and service provider to mobile operators and enterprises globally. Larry led the mobile solutions business where he launched new products and services, grew revenue and profit, and served as executive sponsor with major clients. Larry''s career also includes start-up formation and growth, and strategic business transformation. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master's in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.


SpireonMarc Brungger
Chief Executive Officer

Special Presentation by Spireon
10:45am Tuesday - 08/18/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Marc Brungger is Spireon's Chief Executive Officer. He joined Spireon June 10th, 2013 and is based at Spireon's Technology Center in Irvine, California. Prior to Spireon, Brungger served as Vice President of Finance for Mitchell International followed by an appointment to Executive Vice President, APD, where he oversaw the Mitchell auto physical damage division managing Sales, Product Management, Technology Delivery, Client Services, Customer Service, and Content Departments. During his tenure, Brungger was instrumental in transforming APD's product offering over a 3-year period. In the process he consolidated over 40 individual products into a single technology platform with two major customer-facing environments WorkCenter and RepairCenter. Throughout his 20 + year career at Mitchell, Brungger contributed to the company's success serving in various key executive capacities including Vice President and General Manager of Mitchell Publications, General Manager of Global Operations and then, assuming command of the Collision Repair Solutions division. In this position, Brungger delivered advanced information, estimating, workflow, and business management solutions to Mitchells valued body shop clients. In early 2006, Marc was promoted to Senior Vice President Client Services, which included Small Business Sales and Mitchells Service Organization, with well over 200 dedicated service employees. Before joining Mitchell, Brungger honed his management and finance skills in the banking industry and his insight into technology markets working for HP Computer (then known as Digital). Brungger is a native of Switzerland who earned his BA from the Alpine College of Davos, Switzerland.

Coach Joe Gibbs

Joe Gibbs RacingCoach Joe Gibbs

Keynote Presentation by Joe Gibbs: A Winning Mindset
11:15am Tuesday - 08/18/15
(Room: Forum 12)

A successful organization starts with its people. This has long been the philosophy of Joe Gibbs. It helped carry him to three Super Bowl championships as the Pro Football Hall of Fame as head coach of the NFL's Washington Redskins and has been a defining principle behind building Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) into one of NASCAR's most successful multi-team racing organizations. It also guides Gibbs' latest project: "Game Plan For Life", which is the title of his New York Times Best Selling book and corresponding ministry ( JGR has experienced amazing success and growth since Gibbs founded the operation in 1991. Read More


Joe Gibbs RacingSimon Gharibian

Keynote Luncheon Featuring Skiorsky Aircraft - Aviation: The Leading Edge of Connected Transportation
12:00pm Tuesday - 08/18/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Simon Gharibian is currently the Senior Program Manager, Intelligence Technology at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In this role, Simon is responsible for the Intelligence pillar for Sikorsky Innovations, and will work with a cross functional team to develop and communicate the Intelligence vision, secure internal and external investments, and drive the program through the defined maturation roadmap. The Intelligence pillar includes elements such as active control systems and advanced diagnostics and prognostics. Simon's role will include the optimization and coordination of "Intelligent Aircraft" and "Intelligent Operations" activities into an integrated solution that brings differentiation and value to both Military and Commercial product lines. In addition, the role will drive the Sikorsky Innovations effort to identify unique technologies both internally and externally, through the management and promotion of the Entrepreneurial Challenge and the Sikorsky iPrize competitions. Read More


IBMSky Matthews
CTO for Internet of Things

Keynote Address by IBM - Transforming business: Capturing new value with Enterprise Internet of Things
3:45pm Tuesday - 08/18/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Sky is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the CTO for Internet of Things in IBM's Analytics division. He is responsible for technical strategy and directions related to the Internet of Things within IBM. Sky has lengthy experience working with clients in complex and embedded systems development across many industries, including telecom equipment, aerospace/defense, automotive, and electronics. His current areas of focus include design methods and technologies for machine-to-machine/internet-of-things, analytics for IoT, and security and privacy in IoT. Prior to his current role, he was the CTO for the Systems Engineering and Embedded Software portfolio in IBM Rational. He has over 20 years of experience working on tools for engineering of complex and embedded systems. Sky is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and holds a BSc in Computer Science from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.


AT&TMike Troiano
Vice President of Industrial IoT Solutions

Keynote Presentation by AT&T
4:15pm Tuesday - 08/18/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Michael Troiano leads the development and implementation of holistic mobility strategies, encompassing mobile device management, application creation, bring-your-own-device solutions and Machine-to-Machine communications. His responsibilities include overseeing AMS strategy and product management to help equip businesses with the right mobile applications and services that can untether employees from their offices. Mr. Troiano aims to position AT&T as the leader in helping people to work virtually anywhere and anytime, while giving them the tools to accomplish tasks faster and more effectively.


OracleAtul Mahamuni
Vice President, Architecture, Internet of Things (IoT) Group

Keynote Presentation by Oracle - Transforming Business: Edge to Enterprise
10:30am Wednesday - 08/19/15
(Room: Forum 12)

As VP of Architecture of IOT Group at Oracle, Atul is responsible for issues related to architecture, deployments and user experience of deploying end-to-end IOT solutions. Prior to joining Oracle, Atul worked for Cisco as Vice President, Engineering - Internet of Things (IoT) group. He delivered the industry-leading field-area networking solution including end-point reference designs, field area routers and management systems for Smart Grid (AMI/DA) vertical. He was also responsible for the Industrial Automation product line. Previously, he was CTO for Catalyst 3xxx line of Ethernet switches. Atul holds a master's degree from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai India, and has 14 issued patents.

On-Ramp Wireless

On-Ramp WirelessJohn Horn

Keynote Presentation by On-Ramp Wireless
10:55am Wednesday - 08/19/15
(Room: Forum 12)

John Horn has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and wireless industries. Mr. Horn is recognized as an M2M/IoT pioneer and leader. Previously serving as President of RacoWireless, a leading provider of M2M connectivity solutions, John led the company to record growth and achievement of multiple awards for accomplishments, including ‘Most Innovative Company' and ‘Entrepreneurial Company of the Year'. Prior to that position, John was a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history. During his last six years at T-Mobile, he focused specifically on developing T-Mobile's M2M program and go-to market strategy. He also helped T-Mobile earn recognition as the market leader for M2M services. Mr. Horn holds a B.A. in Political Science from UC-Davis.


On-Ramp WirelessRodolfo Milito
Senior Technical Leader

Keynote Presentation: The Interplay Between Cloud and Fog
5:00pm Wednesday - 08/19/15
(Room: Forum 12)

Rodolfo Milito, a senior Technical Leader with the Chief Technology and Architecture Office of Cisco Systems, is currently engaged in IoT, Big Data and Analytics, and working on a distributed compute, storage, and network platform from the edge to the core of the network nicknamed "Fog Computing". Rodolfo graduated as an electrical engineer at the Universidad Nacional de Rosario (UNR), Argentina, got a master in EE at the Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Científicas (IVIC), and a PhD in EE (Control Systems) from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIIC). He joined AT&T Bell Labs in Holmdel in 1985, and AT&T Labs after the 1996 Lucent spin-off. In 1999 he moved to XStream Logic, a startup in the Silicon Valley, California; later co-founded ConSentry Networks, and joined Cisco in 2008. Rodolfo's career has straddled research and development in the areas of network design, processor architectures, performance characterization, and algorithms aimed at improving the performance and security of communication networks (adaptive control, load distribution, routing, resource sharing, overload control, and malware detection). He has published extensively, and holds 11 US patents.