M2M Evolution Las Vegas 2015 In Progress

Speakers

151 Advisors

Steve Brumer

Steve Brumer
Partner

Steve Brumer is a Partner with 151 Advisors, a global execution-focused strategy and consulting firm that is working with the executive leadership team at wireless and technology companies from early to growth stage with talent, expertise and relationship connections. The strategic initiatives that 151 focuses on are around growth, expansion and increasing shareholder value by creating executable plans that drive revenue growth in existing or new markets organically or through acquisition. Steve merged 151 Advisors with Wireless Rain, a Wireless Channel Development strategy consulting organization specializing in complete design, implementation and deployment of a successful, profit-driven reseller and national dealer system which creates a program for manufacturers, software developers, and service providers. In addition, Steve co-founded & was President of Global Wireless Data, a National Value-added Distributor of wireless products and services. Steve also held various management positions at Millicom, RAM Mobile Data & BellSouth Wireless. Steve is a Board Member of several technology firms and trade associations. In addition, Steve is a valued presenter at National Events including CTIA, CCA, ITExpo, IOT Evolution, CIO Symposium, CES & Mobility Live, speaking about wireless technology, products, applications and future trends.
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Aankhen Inc.

Subhash Chowdary

Subhash Chowdary
Founder & CEO

Subhash was the Chief Architect at Apple Computer, USA where he helped develop and publish the VITAL architecture pioneering the concept of portals, data warehousing and ‘web services’. The architecture was the foundation for information access and delivery using personal digital assistants (PDAs) now called smart phones and tablets. Recent accomplishments include innovative deployment of internet of things in logistics using devices, sensors, cloud and Big Data technologies. Solutions enable intelligent and secure eCommerce, safe agriculture and food supply chains for global enterprises using IOT to unlock value not possible before in emerging markets and economies across Asia, Africa and South Americas.
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ABI Research

Dan Shey

Dan Shey
Vice President, B2B

Prior to joining ABI Research, Dan worked as an independent technology business consultant, including engagements for a mobile asset tracking/mapping products firm, a Web-based pay-for-performance marketing company, a startup voice services business, and a business process and IT consulting firm. He also executed contract research projects for ABI Research.Earlier still, he worked in product management, product development and marketing at Qwest Wireless. In these roles, he managed multiple voice and data products and developed business plans for a number of new wireless products including data-centric devices, Wi-Fi, and mobile broadband, as well as leading teams to develop fixed-mobile services. At Qwest, Dan was part of the Management Development Program for high-potential senior management candidates. Previously, he was a project engineer at Boeing, where his responsibilities ranged from R&D to shop floor operations to field support, and he also served as a business development manager at St. Louis Testing Laboratories.Dan has been quoted frequently in major industry and business media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Wireless Week, PC World, Cellular-News, and Network World.
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Accelerated Concepts

Matt Ramsay

Matt Ramsay
VP, Business Development

Matt is Vice President of Business Development with direct responsibilities in Global Sales, Marketing and Partnerships for Accelerated’s next generation cellular router, OOB management, security and M2M and IOT connectivity devices. Prior to assuming his post at Accelerated, Ramsay worked with Meergoose, an early stage cryptographic cloud identity provider, providing an integral role on the Board of Directors, and served as a leader on various sales & marketing development teams. Before Meergoose Ramsay held different engineering, support, sales, marketing, and management positions for Centrify, Intel, McAfee, Secure Computing, and CyberGuard.
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Aegis

Alex Brisbourne

Alex Brisbourne
Partner

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Aeris

Syed Zaeem  Hosain

Syed Zaeem Hosain
CTO

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris Communications’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. He has over thirty-five years experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. He has presented numerous papers and participated on panel sessions at conferences on Machine to Machine (M2M) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and cellular technologies for M2M and IoT. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), and is on the Boards of the Mobility Development Group (MDG) and the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
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Akana

Ryan Bagnulo

Ryan Bagnulo
API Solution Architect & Software Engineer

Ryan is a Solution Architect and Software Engineer focused on Strategic Accounts in the telecommunications, finance, entertainment, and industrial sectors for both public cloud and private cloud deployment topologies of the Akana API Gateway framework and adjacent solutions for instrumentation and integration of SAML and OAuth tokens with REST/JSON and SOAP/XML APIs.
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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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AMD

Dilip Ramachandran

Dilip Ramachandran
Sr Director of Marketing

Dilip Ramachandran is Senior Director of Marketing responsible for Communication Infrastructure Solutions at AMD. Prior to joining AMD, Dilip was senior director of marketing responsible for software and ecosystem alliances for Axxia multicore processors. Prior to LSI, Dilip was senior director at NetLogic Microsystems and RMI Corporation with responsibility for marketing and product management of multicore processors and DPI solutions. Dilip has an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley and an MSEE from the University of Texas at Austin.
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AnyPresence

Richard Mendis

Richard Mendis
Chief Product and Marketing Officer

Richard is the Chief Product and Marketing Officer of AnyPresence, a software platform company that reduces the time and cost of building enterprise mobile apps. Before co-founding AnyPresence, Richard was VP of Solution Management at SAP, working in the CTO and sustainability offices. Richard joined SAP through the acquisition of his last startup Clear Standards, where he was co-founder and CMO. Before that, he was VP of Marketing at Current Analysis, a technology research firm. Richard is a frequent speaker on a broad range of enterprise mobility topics. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Toronto.
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Applause

Ben Gray

Ben Gray
Digital Experience Analyst

Ben Gray is a Digital Experience Analyst. Prior to joining Applause, Ben served as a Principal Analyst with Forrester Research. He is a leading expert on digital experience best practices. Over his 10 years with Forrester, Ben authored more than 150 reports, advised Fortune 500 companies on IT strategies and was regularly quoted in top publications like The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and InformationWeek. During his time at Applause, Ben has authored more nearly a dozen research reports in addition to over 50 presentations directly to Fortune 1000 executives.
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Arrayent

Shane Dyer

Shane Dyer
President

Shane is president of Arrayent, an IoT platform company that enables major consumer brand owners to connect their products to mobile apps in a low cost easy to install way. Arrayent customers include Whirlpool, OSRAM, Chamberlain, Mattel, First Alert and Pentair. Prior to founding Arrayent, Shane was the founding CEO of ActivePhoto, Inc. Started in 1998 prior to digital photography going mainstream, he partnered with Polaroid and Sprint to deliver internet connected digital camera systems to very large Insurance companies. Shane began his career at Rockwell Science Center where he developed low-power wireless systems. Later he became a VLSI design engineer at C-Cube Microsystems working on cable and satellite settop box design. Shanes blog is at: http://arrayent.com/blog/. Shane holds a B.S. in Computer Systems Engineering from Stanford University.
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AT&T

Jared Peterson (Judge)

Jared Peterson (Judge)
Internet of Things Lead Marketing Manager

Jared Peterson began his telecommunications thousands of miles away and 13 time zones away from where he resides now. Soon after graduating with a degree in Economics and East Asian Studies from Wesleyan University, he spent some time backpacking around the world before ultimately finding his first job as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting located in Beijing, China. “I began my career right about when we stopped calling the Internet the “Information Super-highway.” Since that time, I’ve just loved being involved with and focusing on leading-edge IT and Telecom technology.” Over the next 15 years, Jared moved on to various positions with International Data Corporation, Nextel, Sprint, and most recently AT&T. These days, Jared focuses on the Internet of Things, evangelizing the power our new IoT Services for Enterprise Customers and Application Developers. “I’m a huge believer open-standards, open-source, and open business model philosophy so I’ve been lucky to be able to spend most of my career working to open up networks, computing platforms, and business opportunities for 3rd party developers.” In his free time, Jared enjoys playing tennis, kayaking, and travelling. Jared resides in Virginia with his wife and son.
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AT&T

Paul Steel

Paul Steel
Application Practice Manager, Advanced Mobile Application Practice

Paul Steel brings over 16 years of application development and 11 years of mobility to the AT&T Advanced Mobile Application Practice (AMAP). Paul is an Mobile Application Practice Manager with AT&T selling mobility solutions, services and strategy to corporations and organization around the world. Paul utilizes real world knowledge of development technique, builds requirements and concepts and helps layout companies’ mobility future. Notably, Paul had a pivotal role in helping a large restaurant chain create a B2C mobile loyalty application as well as working with a large legal firm to bring a “Mobile Lawyer” vision to reality. Before AT&T, Paul managed Technical Services for BlackBerry’s Enterprise team across the United States and Canada. Paul has a BA in Sociology and Education from Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania and graduated on the Dean’s list. Paul and his wife, Melanie, have a daughter and reside in Katy, Texas.
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AT&T Business Solutions

Michael Troiano

Michael Troiano
Vice President of Industrial IoT Solutions

Michael Troiano is the Vice President of Industrial IoT Solutions, a business unit of AT&T Mobile & Business Solutions. His responsibilities include bringing to market comprehensive Industrial IoT (Internet of Things) solutions designed to transform enterprises by mobilizing people, processes and assets. He was appointed to his current position in October 2014.Michael Troiano leads strategy, product management and business development for AT&T’s Industrial IoT Solutions Organization. His team focuses on delivering solutions that range from basic machine connectivity to highly integrated, end-to-end, solutions for business customers of all sizes. Michael and his team have been involved with some of the largest and most complex M2M deployments ever created, including those in Asset Tracking (Land, Sea, Air), Commercial Telematics and Energy.Mr. Troiano aims to position AT&T beyond its current leadership position as the worldwide leader in Industrial IoT, leading the development of alternative monetization models and unlocking the hidden value of connected assets to truly transform the modern enterprise. Mr. Troiano is a frequent industry speaker on the topic of Machine to Machine (M2M) Communications and the IoT. Prior to this role, Mr. Troiano was the Vice President, AT&T Advanced Mobility Solutions, where he led product management and business development for mobility solutions including Enterprise Mobility Management (Bring Your Own Device, Mobile Device & Application Management), Machine to Machine and Field Service solutions.Mr. Troiano joined AT&T Wireless in 2003. Prior to AT&T he held Business Development and Marketing roles with Palm, BellSouth International Wireless Services and Sprint. Mr. Troiano is a graduate of Indiana University and lives in Dallas with his wife and three daughters.
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AT&T Internet of Things

Sunder Somasundaram

Sunder Somasundaram
Sales Director

Mr. Somasundaram is Sales Director responsible for global sales of AT&T in the areas of the Industrial Internet of Things. Sunder began his career with IBM Global Services where he created product designs and developed software for some of the largest telco providers in the US. Previously Sunder spearheaded the product and Technology organizations for several revenue generating messaging products including “American Idol”. Prior to his success at AT&T Wireless, Sunder held Sales Management/Engineering positions at EpicEdge, a Sun Microsystems partner, and played pivotal roles in global sales engineering and customer marketing. Sunder has a Graduate degree in Computer Science and a bachelor’s degree in Statistics from Bangalore University.
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AT&T Mobility Business Solutions

M. Mobeen Khan

M. Mobeen Khan
AVP, Industrial IoT Solutions

Mobeen Khan joined AT&T with more than 15 years of progressive experience in technology marketing, business development, operations and strategy. In his current role, Mr. Khan is developing and executing on the Industrial IoT business plan and formulating product strategy in Mobility Business Solutions at AT&T. His responsibilities include positioning AT&T as a leader in providing enterprise IoT solutions, delivering on the business plan and product portfolio roadmaps, as well as to build the technology and operational infrastructure to grow the IoT business. Previously, Mr. Khan was the marketing head for all of AT&T enterprise mobility solutions leading marketing communications, channel development and product branding. Prior to that, Mr. Khan worked as a strategy consultant focusing on telecommunication and e-commerce industries and at CRM and mobile start-up software companies leading marketing and business development. Mr. Khan began his career with RAM Mobile Data, which later became part of Cingular Wireless (now AT&T), holding several positions in strategy, technology and product management groups. Mobeen holds an M.B.A. from Columbia Business School. He also earned his B.S. in Computer Engineering and M.S. in Communications Engineering from Rutgers University. Mobeen lives in Dallas and works out of AT&T’s downtown offices and the Plano IoT Foundry.
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Axis Communications

Vince Ricco

Vince Ricco
Business Development Manager, Technology Partner Program

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

Rod McLane

Rod McLane
Sr. Director of Product Marketing

Rod McLane currently serves as Senior Director of Product Marketing at Ayla Networks. Rod has over 20 years of experience in hightech enterprise marketing with industry-leading companies including Genesys, Amdocs, Aspect Communications and Hitachi. Most recently, Rod was the Director of Solutions Marketing for Genesys, a market-leading provider of contact center solutions, where he was responsible for outbound messaging, positioning and go-to-marketing strategy for the Genesys cloud-based contact center solution suite.
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Bit6

Alexey Goloshubin

Alexey Goloshubin
CEO / CTO

Alexey has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and software architect with a track record of launching, growing, and selling multiple successful businesses. He has held executive management and chief technologist roles, providing both business leadership and product vision for his companies.His most successful venture was ICEsoft, which Alexey co-founded and initially served as the chief software architect. ICEsoft was acquired by WindRiver Systems Inc., where Alexey continued to work as a Software Architect.As a technologist, Alexey is an expert in designing and developing advanced communications software services, including VoIP (Voice-over-IP) and other OTT (Over-the-Top) technologies. He has been awarded two patents and have several other patents pending. Alexeys vision and expertise allowed him to start Voxofon, which was a pioneer in the mobile communications app space, launching the first VoIP app for Android devices and becoming one of the top social media apps in iTunes and Google Play. The infrastructure and platform that was built for Voxofon became the basis for Bit6, Alexeys newest venture. With Bit6, he hopes to revolutionize how developers integrate communications into their apps and websites.
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BlackBerry

David Kleidermacher

David Kleidermacher
Chief Security Officer

David Kleidermacher is the Chief Security Officer for BlackBerry. David is a world-renowned expert with deep experience in operating systems, high assurance software development techniques, mobile device security and the Internet of Things (IoT), with more than 20 years of strategy and product engineering experience including expertise in securing connected devices and the IoT. Prior to joining BlackBerry, David served as Chief Technology Officer at Green Hills Software, where he was responsible for technology strategy, R&D, technical business development and evangelism and technical marketing. He holds patents in the areas of software development tools, mobile security and IoT technology. David is a frequent speaker at industry events, and is the author of “Embedded Systems Security: Practical Methods for Safe and Secure Software and Systems Development.
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Blue Mountain Microsystems Inc.

Michael Darnell

Michael Darnell
Founder & Chief Technologist

Michael is founder and chief technologist for Blue Mountain Microsystems Inc. Blue Mountain specializes in developing wireless control & monitoring solutions for M2M / IoT applications for the industrial, medical, mil/aero, and transportation sectors. Michael has 25+ years of business development and product management experience in a wide-range of markets including: food & beverage, automotive, pulp & paper, metals, defense/aerospace, telecom, and consumer audio electronics. Michael has served in a variety of engineering, management, and commercial roles for both private and public companies. Prior to founding Blue Mountain Michael served as CTO for Prism Systems Inc., Director of Industrial Automation for VME Microsystems International (VMIC), and later VP Sales/Marketing for VMVMIC and GE Fanuc Embedded Systems.
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Bright Wolf

James Branigan

James Branigan
Co-Founder

James Branigan is the Co-Founder of Bright Wolf, LLC. James spends his time at Bright Wolf focused on helping companies design, develop and deploy their own IoT products and solutions. James is a frequent speaker at industry events and enjoys helping people understand the full potential of the Internet of Things. An inventor and author with multiple patents and published papers, James brings his many years of experience designing, building and deploying connected systems to bear when helping both small startups and Fortune 50 companies. James hold a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from NC State and a MS in Computer Science from UNC Chapel Hill.
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CableLabs

Clarke Stevens

Clarke Stevens
Principal Architect of Advanced Platforms and Services

Clarke Stevens is Principal Architect of Advanced Platforms and Services at CableLabs. Clarke is responsible for the architecture of the Internet of Things, IP video, and video through web browsers as well as other advanced cable services as they cross traditional product boundaries. He also represents CableLabs in various standards development organizations. Clarke is on the board of directors of UPnP Forum and chairs the Technical Committee as well as the Internet of Things Task Force. He has also chaired various task forces related to video and television in the World Wide Web Consortium. Prior to CableLabs, Clarke worked in engineering, research, product management and strategy involving digital media and communications at MediaOne, SonicBlue and Qwest. He built the world’s largest subwoofer and has eighteen issued patents (and dozens not yet issued). In his spare time, he designs and builds home recording studios, theaters and other custom home improvements. He holds MSEE degrees from Brigham Young University and Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Colorado.
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Canaccord Genuity Research

Mike Walkley

Mike Walkley
Managing Director, Senior Equity Analyst

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord Genuity specializing in Internet of Things/Connectivity Technologies. According to TipRanks, he was ranked #2 out of 3617 analysts for performance of his stock recommendations in 2014 and #13 in 2015. Mike has over 15 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked No. 3 stock picker for communications equipment for 2004 by Starmine and No. 5 stock picker for telecommunications equipment for 2004 by the Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago.
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Capstone Metering

Scott Williamson

Scott Williamson
CEO

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Cholawsky & Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld

Lee Gruenfeld
Managing Partner

Lee Gruenfeld is a Managing Partner of the Cholawsky & Gruenfeld SaaS/IoT consulting firm, and is a Principal with the TechPar Group in New York, a boutique consulting firm consisting exclusively of former C-level executives and Big Four partners. He was Vice President of Strategic Initiatives for Support.com, Senior Vice President and General Manager of the SaaS division he created for a technology company in Las Vegas, national head of professional services for computing pioneer Tymshare, and a Partner in the management consulting practice of Deloitte in New York and Los Angeles. Lee is also the award-winning author of fourteen critically-acclaimed, best-selling works of fiction and non-fiction, and is the technology columnist for Newsmax.com.
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Cisco

Charles Byers

Charles Byers
Technical Leader and Platform Architect

CHARLES C. BYERS is a Technical Leader and Platform Architect with Ciscos Chief Technology and Architecture Office. He works on the architecture and implementation of media processing systems, Fog Computing platforms, and the Internet of Everything. Before joining Cisco Systems, he was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. During his 28 years in the telecommunications networking industry, he has made significant contributions in areas including voice switching, broadband access, converged networks, VoIP, multimedia, video, modular platforms and IoT. He has also been a leader in several standards bodies, including serving as a founding member of PICMGs AdvancedTCA, AdvancedMC, and MicroTCA subcommittees, and currently serves on the OpenFog Consortium. Mr. Byers received his B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and an M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds 52 US patents.
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Cisco

Rodolfo Milito

Rodolfo Milito
Senior Technical Leader

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.
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Cisco

Gyana Dash

Gyana Dash
Senior Manager Software Development Engineering

Gyana Dash (Gyana) has over twenty years of industry experience with Enterprise Software Development with majority of carrier in the domain of Network Monitoring and Optimization Tools using Knowledge Management System, Rule engine and Analytics. Recently Gyana is leading several initiatives in the area of SDN (Software Define Networking), IoE (Internet of Everything) and Inter-Cloud. Gyana has been working with Cisco since 2000 and currently driving the technology strategy as senior engineering manager and manage global engineering teams to deliver Cisco’s smart services tools/products to top 500 customers. During fourteen years of tenure in Cisco Gyana has delivered several knowledge automation tools for intelligent proactive diagnostics, analysis and reporting/remediation of networking devices and filed two patents through Cisco. Before Cisco, he was working at Informix, Crompton Greaves Research and Startup Company.Gyana has been a regular presenter and speaker at Cisco and organizes Hackathon in emerging technology to bring collaborative innovation. Recently he delivered SDN tech talks in Engineering University (TiE India). He participates in conferences related to Open Networking Foundation, SDN, IoE and Cloud.Gyana has a Master of Engineering degree in Computer Science from NIIT, Allahabad, India, with specialization in VOIP Software. Gyana holds a Bachelor of Technology in Electronics and Telecommunication IETE, India. Additionally, Gyana also holds an MBA degree from the University of Phoenix, with specialization in Technology Management. Gyana has been awarded with National Scholarship in all levels of his schooling starting from elementary, to Masters Degree.Gyana has been involved with FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) since 5years as FLL mentor/coach and FTC Judge/volunteer/coach. Gyana received best coach award in FLL Silicon Valley championship, 2011. Gyana is involved in other STEM activities as mentor such as Google Moonbots, Synopsis and Conrad.
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Cisco Systems, Inc.

Biren Gandhi

Biren Gandhi
Principal Strategist

As part of Cisco’s Corporate Technology and Strategy Organization under the leadership of Padmasree Warrior, Biren is involved in identifying key technology trends and accelerating their adoption through strategic build/buy/partner recommendations across startup, venture investment, university research and industrial ecosystems. Prior to joining Cisco, he was divisional CTO of a few gaming studios at Zynga and a Sr. Architect at Facebook prior to that. In between his roles at Facebook and Zynga, Biren co- founded a startup AdMunity where he created a highly engaging collaborative social platform for the advertising community. Biren actively participates as a panel judge/speaker/mentor/advisor in internal and external events in the Venture Capital, Startups, Accelerators/Incubators, Innovation domains and focuses on Big Data/ML, Cloud/Fog, Social, Mobile and IoT/IoE verticals. Biren loves to share interesting, action-oriented articles on innovation, leadership and organizational culture at http://thoughts.birengandhi.com/. He is actively engaged with a number of non-profit initiatives in the SF Bay Area and regularly volunteers in their annual walk-a-thons and mentorship seminars.
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Clear2there

Tom Shafron

Tom Shafron
CTO

Tom Shafron serves as the chief technology officer of Clear2there. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction for innovation and technology, as well as product development and management. Tom is the creator, and continues to lead the enhancement of the Clear2there’s Viewbiquity platform, which forms the operational foundation for the company’s highly successful smart-premise solution offering. Before joining Clear2there, Tom was a founder of USAG, a video security and surveillance provider located in the Florida. As a result of his stewardship, USAG evolved into a multi-million dollar provider of advanced video technology solutions for enterprise customers around the world. Before working with USAG, he and his brother David founded Log-Me-On.com, a toolbar overlay service that they subsequently sold to Yahoo!. While with Yahoo!, Tom started and led the Yahoo! Toolbar development group, growing it to 40 million active connected users. The Yahoo! Toolbar grew to drive traffic representing more than $100 million in annual revenue.
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Continental Automated Buildings Association

Ron Zimmer

Ron Zimmer
President & CEO

Ron Zimmer is President & CEO of Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), and is committed to achieving CABAs mission.

To encourage the development, promotion, pursuit and understanding of integrated systems and automation in homes and buildings.

Mr. Zimmer began his career with CABA in 1997 working with groups of industry leaders who promote integrated systems and home/building automation throughout the world. CABAs members include manufacturers, dealers, installers, telecommunication companies, energy utilities, builders, consultants, research organizations, publishers, educational institutions, governments, associations and service providers.

In addition to working closely with the CABA Board of Directors, Ron is actively involved with a number of industry Committees/Councils including the CABA Standards Committee, CABA Marketing & eBusiness Committee, CABA Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council, CABA Information Council, National Housing Research Committee, Net-at-Home Advisory Committee, Intelligent Community Forums Building of the Year Committee and the Consortium for Electronic Systems Technician Training.

Ron is a Certified Association Executive with over 20 years of Association Management experience. He has authored a number of articles and documents including, Smart Communities: A Concept Paper, and he regularly speaks about integrated buildings and home/building automation at industry events.
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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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Covisint

David Miller

David Miller
Chief Security Officer

David directs the identity management and security framework offering at Covisint, which currently provides an identity and access management platform for the automotive, manufacturing and select other industries. David has spoken at numerous conferences across various industries and has also testified before the U.S. Senate regarding e-prescribing of controlled substances (testimony which helped shape new laws). David has been with Covisint since its inception (2000), architecting its federation solutions and implementing the first true identity network for the auto industry. A visionary in federated identity and access management (FIAM), David has help to build Covisint’s INFOSEC organization, developed policies and procedures for information security and helped design secure solutions for product offerings.
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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
VP of Business Development

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. Ken holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.
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Cradlepoint

Lindsay Notwell

Lindsay Notwell
Vice President, Carrier & International Business Development

As Vice President, Carrier & International Business Development at Cradlepoint, Lindsay Notwell is responsible for all aspects of carrier relationships globally, as well as Corporate Development. Prior to Cradlepoint, Notwell spent 17 years at Verizon, where he led the strategy, planning and implementation of the world’s first large-scale 4G LTE network. Notwell comes to CradlePoint with more than 30 years of operational, marketing, and sales experience within the computer & communications market. Notwell holds a BA in psychology/sociology, and an MBA from the Ohio State University.
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Dell

John Whittaker

John Whittaker
Executive Director, Marketing, Information Management

John Whittaker is the executive director of marketing for Dell Software’s Information Management group, where he oversees marketing activities for a diverse portfolio of solutions spanning database management, data integration, business intelligence and big data analytics. Prior to joining Dell, he was the director of product marketing for Quest Software’s database management business. Whittaker has more than 20 years of experience with a variety of technology companies, including leadership positions with companies such as AlertSource, Trinent Internet Solutions and KnowledgeCentrix, among others. His areas of expertise include database management, business intelligence, advanced analytics, information security, business continuity and disaster recovery planning, managed services and E-Commerce.
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EMC

Eric Nielsen

Eric Nielsen
Lead Architect, Cloud Management Division

Eric is a full stack architect, has built applications platforms in a wide array of technologies for over twenty years. At EMC he ideates and builds PoCs to find new ways to deliver value in hybrid cloud deployments, and creates value participating in multiple Open Source ecosystems. As Chief Platform Architect at CA Technologies Eric built an early platform for devops delivery of SaaS applications. Prior to that he was instrumental in creating a VoIP platform that delivered reliable and secure telecommunications together with open, cutting edge functionality. Eric has a BSME, Cornell University; Ph.D, UMass Amherst.
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Ericsson

Ken Durand

Ken Durand
Head of Innovation & Bus Dev, IoT

With a wide and varied background of business experience, Ken has extensive expertise in guiding organizations through the strategic processes of implementing technology solutions that complement the Enterprise business vision. An insightful strategist with a wide range of experiences, Ken engages some of Ericsson’s highest profile clients and works within its largest implementations. In his current role within the Business and Support Solutions (BUSS) organization, Ken leads the Innovation and Business Development function; defining business strategies for the full range of solutions in the Media and Service Enablement portfolio. Through facilitation of interactions around the world with current and potential customers as well as the partner ecosystem community, Ken gains keen insight into the needs and desires of both the consumer marketplace and the providers who serve it. By offering extensive working experience in both large scale enterprises and start-up companies alike, Ken is uniquely qualified to drive strategic activities focusing on the development of customers, the expansion of markets, and the construction of innovative solutions.
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Eurotech

Jon Woodland

Jon Woodland
Director, Cloud Solutions

Jon Woodland, Director of Cloud Solutions for Eurotech Inc., has over 25 years of experience in sales, engineering and leadership in various telecommunications companies and solutions integrators. As the Director of Cloud Solutions, Jon is responsible for building partnerships, distribution channels and large customer deployments of Eurotechs Everyware Cloud platform, an M2M/IoT integration platform, and helping guide the evolution of the platform capabilities to anticipate customer requirements. Prior to joining Eurotech, Jon spent 15 years at Sprint in different roles related to IoT/M2M business and strategy, including solutions engineering, partnerships and international opportunities. Jons prior experience includes having served as the CTO of a wholesale fiber startup and the CTO of an Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) startup.
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Eurotech

Jason Walton

Jason Walton
Director, IoT Solutions & Services

Jason Walton, IoT Solutions Practice Manager for Eurotech Inc., has over 15 years of experience in technical sales, solutions engineering and business development. As a lead contributor to Eurotech’s IoT Solutions team, Jason is responsible for building partnerships, distribution channels and consulting on customer engagements. Eurotech’s IoT Solutions portfolio is an end-to-end value proposition, leveraging Eurotech’s trusted hardware platforms, Everyware Software Framework (ESF), Everyware Cloud platform and professional services. Prior to joining Eurotech, Jason held a tenure of 14 years at Sprint in various roles related to enterprise mobile application enablement, convergence and IoT / M2M solutions engineering, product development and certification, and ecosystem partnership development.
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Eurotech, Inc.

Larry Wall

Larry Wall
CEO

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.
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Everynet

Lawrence Latham

Lawrence Latham
COO

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FEV North America, Inc.

Stephan Tarnutzer

Stephan Tarnutzer
VP, Electronics

Stephan A. Tarnutzer is Vice President, Electronics at FEV North America, Inc. Mr. Tarnutzer also holds a parallel position as CEO of DGE Inc., a subsidiary of FEV North America, Inc. that functions as a Tier 1 automotive electronics supplier. Mr. Tarnutzer began his career in 1998 after completing his studies at Indiana Wesleyan University. Prior to joining DGE, Mr. Tarnutzer held positions with Siemens Europe and DaimlerChrysler, where he developed expertise in the areas of electronic control systems and test equipment.Prior to FEV’s acquisition of DGE, Mr. Tarnutzer successfully positioned DGE from a very specialized automotive OEM supplier to full-service electronics engineering, production, and consulting firm. Today, FEV (and DGE) supplies products and services not only for the OEMs but also the automotive aftermarket. Under Mr. Tarnutzer’s technical guidance, the electronics group has become a pioneer in a diverse grouping of automotive electronic fields such as OEM and aftermarket electronic control modules, Hybrid, Electric, and Battery systems, automated test systems, and Connected Vehicle related design and test services.He has a diverse educational background including a post-MBA degree from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, an MBA in finance, and a BA in economics and management, which complement an undergraduate degree in electrical engineering from the Technical University of Zurich that was completed in 1994. Mr. Tarnutzer speaks fluent German and French.
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Freescale

Ian Chen

Ian Chen
Director

Ian Chen is a director leading marketing, systems architecture, software and algorithm development for Freescales Sensor Solution Division. Chen has a proven track record of identifying emerging market inflections early, and addressing them with leading edge products in such varied fields as sensors, timing, networking, microprocessors, and serial interface devices. He received Bachelor and Master Degrees in electrical engineering and an MBA, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He holds more than ten patents.
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Gemalto

Kenneth Lowe

Kenneth Lowe
Device Integration Manager

Kenneth Lowe is the Director of Business Development for Gemalto’s M2M division, with expertise on the SensorLogic platform. In his role, Ken is responsible for the implementation of SensorLogic’s M2M platform and applications, working with device manufacturers, telecommunication carriers and system integrators to efficiently bring solutions to market from design through to market launch. Prior to joining Gemalto in 2011, Ken was President of Self Evident Enterprises, a veteran-owned custom software and design and development company. Ken has worked on international software projects as a consultant and began his career with Accenture, working in Washington D.C. in the telecommunications sector. Ken graduated from the University of Maryland with a Bachelors of Science degree in Electrical Engineering.
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Gemalto

Omkarnath Munipalle

Omkarnath Munipalle
Director of Cloud Strategy and Business Development, SafeNet

Omkar is currently the Director of Strategy and Business Development for SafeNet’s Cloud and IoT products. He is responsible for global strategic partnerships and for driving new business initiatives and for increased adoption of monetization solutions in the cloud and for the emerging IoT sector. He comes with over 10 years of experience in the technology field with a focus around Cloud, big data, analytics and software monetization. Outside of work, Omkar is an avid outdoor enthusiast who loves to bike, hike, ski and surf. If he is able to get time from work this year he intends to train and participate in a few triathlons.
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Geotab

Colin Sutherland

Colin Sutherland
Executive VP, Sales & Marketing

Colin Sutherland has been on Geotab’s leadership team since its inception in North America. Prior to joining Geotab, Colin managed the Customer Support, Dealer Technical Support and Aftermarket Parts teams for Freightliner of Canada. Colin directs Geotab’s global sales growth. Colin helped to implement the telematics strategy for two of the top five fleets in North America, and routinely participates in customer and partner consulting in the use of telematics for productivity, safety, fleet, compliance and data integration. Colin has been a speaker at many telematics and related industry conferences worldwide where his perspective and advice to his audiences focuses on sharing knowledge and best practices for companies who are developing a telematics strategy.
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Guavus

Benjamin Parker

Benjamin Parker
Chief Technology Officer

Benjamin Parker, is responsible for guiding Guavus’ Corporate Strategy, ensuring products satisfy the needs of a diverse customer base who use analytics to maximize customer satisfac-tion, reducing network operational cost, maximizing capital efficiency, and identifying new market opportunities. Prior to his tenure at Guavus he was the Director of Network Planning with Verizon, where he led a team responsible for long-term network planning for the Verizon Wireless network. His major projects include the development of Network Analytics, Elastic Cloud Networking, next-generation routing and switching architectures, and NAT solutions to address IPv4 com-pletion. Mr. Parker and his team were also responsible for developing the designs for the Content Management and Distribution System, Fiber to the Cell Site, Ethernet Backhaul, Wireless IPv6, and transitioning the TDM MSCs and peering points to VoIP. In 1997, Benjamin joined Sprint and began his career as a Network Systems Specialist. He quickly earned promotions to more visible positions, which include Test Engineer, Principal Network Design Engineer, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, and Sr. Manager of Technical Staff. Following his tenure at Sprint he held the position of Vice President of En-gineering at Oakley Networks. In addition to Mr. Parker’s extensive professional experience, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Nevada at Reno and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Benedictine College. His post-graduate training includes Elec-trical Engineering and Telecommunications from UC Berkeley, and Project Management from George Washington University. Additionally he has authored or contributed to 90 patents all in the area of telecommunications.
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Haemonetics

Walter S. Hauck

Walter S. Hauck
VP, Worldwide Product Development

Walt leads Product Development for software products. This portfolio includes software solutions, embedded software for Haemonetics devices and led the delivery of the Connected Infrastructure product suite. Prior to joining Haemonetics, Walt was CIO for Dun & Bradstreet and Vice President, Global Technology at Pfizer. In this role, Walt was an R&D team member for several new drug approval teams, including Viagra, Lipitor, Geodon, and Celebrex. He began his professional career in underwater acoustics as an engineer at the Naval Underwater Systems Center, focused on ocean acoustics and signal processing.Walt holds a bachelors degree in Engineering from University of Hartford and a masters degree in Acoustics from Pennsylvania State University.
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Hartford Steam Boiler

Noel Skwiot

Noel Skwiot
Principal Engineer

Certified Energy Auditor. Extensive background with automated machine design, build, support, and improvement for manufacturing and test-cell industries. Provides technical and team support for Hartford Steam Boiler Insurance and Inspection Services IoT sensor initiative projects.
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IBM

Tim Hahn

Tim Hahn
Distinguished Engineer

Tim Hahn is a IBM Distinguished Engineer and has been with IBM since 1990. He is theChief Architect for Internet of Things Security within the IBM Watson Internet of Things division. Heis responsible for strategy, architecture, and design for IBM Watson Internet of Things offerings. Theseofferings, coupled with others from across IBM, enable customers to design, build, experiment, run,manage, and operate solutions involving diverse sensor data coming from connected devices. Thesesolutions leverage IBMs strengths in cloud, cognitive, analytics, mobile, social, and security. Tim alsohas experience with both connected vehicles and connected products, those devices which formulatethe “things” in the Internet of Things.Tim previously worked as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Enterprise Modernization within theIBM Software Group Rational organization and in the IBM Software Group Tivoli organization as theChief Architect for Secure Systems and Networks, working on product strategy, architecture, design,and development. Tim has worked on a variety of products in the past including lead architecture,design, and development for the IBM Encryption Key Manager and the z/OS Security Server LDAPServer. Tims expertise is multi-faceted including application development tools and techniques,software security, directory services, and System z systems.
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IBM Analytics Division

Sky Matthews

Sky Matthews
CTO for Internet of Things

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.
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Icon Labs

Alan Grau

Alan Grau
President & Co-Founder

Alan Grau is President and co-founder of Icon Labs, a leading provider of security software for embedded devices. He is the architect of Icon Labs award winning Floodgate Firewall. Alan has 20 years of embedded software experience. Prior to founding Icon Labs he worked for AT&T Bell Labs and Motorola. Alan has an MS in computer science from Northwestern University.
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Icontrol Networks

Greg Roberts

Greg Roberts
VP, Marketing

Greg Roberts serves as the vice president of marketing for Icontrol Networks. Roberts started with Icontrol in 2006 and leads all corporate marketing and marketing communications initiatives for the company. Roberts’ career features a celebrated track record of leadership and success in strategic branding and management for a range of tech companies. He has been instrumental in the successful launch of numerous consumer and B2B marketing campaigns. During his time at Icontrol, he has driven notable business results focused on customer acquisition and retention, leading to increased market share and international expansion. Previously, Roberts was vice president of marketing at Helio, a MVNO startup, where he led all marketing initiatives and brand management, and helped expand and broaden the company’s customer portfolio. He also played a critical role in the launch of Helio and Helio Powered By SK Telecom, which received critical acclaim from the industry. Prior to Helio, Roberts was the vice president of marketing for Disney Mobile, an MVNO project by The Walt Disney Company. He also served as the director of national marketing at SBC Wireless. There, he developed and led award-winning marketing initiatives to help launch Cingular Wireless (now AT&T). Roberts was recognized by Wireless World Magazine and Brandweek for the campaign’s pioneering approaches to youth marketing, which have since been adapted as best practices by the mobile industry. Roberts began his career with top brand marketing and design companies including The Richards Group, Tracy Locke, DDB Needham and GSD&M. He received a Master of Arts in communications from Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts in business administration from University of North Texas.
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IHS Technology

Sam Lucero

Sam Lucero
Sr. Principal Analyst, M2M & the Internet of Things

Sam Lucero is a seasoned industry analyst with nearly 14 years of experience analyzing telecommunications and networking technology markets. He has spent the last ten years assessing the markets for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Sam has established leading M2M market research programs and managed international teams of industry analysts. He has authored numerous reports, forecast databases, and topical articles covering various aspects of the M2M/IoT market opportunity and has been widely quoted in news and trade journals, from the New York Times and the Economist to CNET and Wireless Week. Furthermore, Sam has moderated, presented, and judged at a number of industry events, including CTIA and Connected World. In 2014 Sam was named one of six “Augural Analysts” for M2M by Connected World Magazine.
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ILS Technology a Telit company

Charlie McNiff

Charlie McNiff
M2M Business Development Director

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Independent

John Horn

John Horn

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.
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Ingram Micro

Bashar Nejdawi

Bashar Nejdawi
Executive VP & President, North America, Mobility

A 30-year veteran of the telecommunication and mobility industry, Bashar Nejdawi is executive vice president and president, North America Mobility at Ingram Micro. He currently sits on the 2014 CTIA board of directors and the 2014 CTIA Executive Committee. Bashar joined Ingram Micro Mobility (formerly BrightPoint) in 2008 as president of the Mobile Enhancement business, where he was responsible for building a global accessories portfolio. He later became the global executive and head of European Sales and Procurement. Prior to his time at BrightPoint, Bashar held a number of executive level positions at Motorola over the course of 17 years. During his career, he has worked in Europe, Middle East, Africa, India, South East Asia, Latin America and the United States. Bashar received a bachelors degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Greenwich University, an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, a masters degree in engineering telecommunications from Southern Methodist University and a doctorate of management from Case Western Reserve University.
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Inmarsat

Chuck Moseley

Chuck Moseley
Director, M2M

Chuck Moseley joined Inmarsat (formerly Stratos) in January 2003 with more than eighteen years of sales, sales management and business development experience in Communications and specifically in SCADA Communications. As Director of M2M Sales he is responsible for the sales of Inmarsat’s portfolio of M2M products and services through the global, indirect sales channels and for the expansion of those indirect sales channels. Prior to this role, he managed all North American SCADA communications customers and projects for Stratos for the previous 9 years. Before joining Inmarsat, Mr. Moseley spent fifteen years in corporate sales and consulting roles with Aurion Technologies a pioneer in web-based SCADA systems and with GTE and Lucent Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from North Texas State University and a Master of Sciences in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University.
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Intel

Robert Watts

Robert Watts
Software Architect

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.
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Intrado

Kevin Coyne

Kevin Coyne
VP of Software Engineering and Product Management

Kevin Coyne is VP of Software Engineering and Product Management at Intrado. In this role, he is responsible for the core software engineering, development, quality and assurance and product management functions in the company’s Mobility Division. With over 30 years experience in the high tech computer industry, Mr. Coyne has supported various markets including Telecommunications, Finance, Manufacturing and Engineering. Prior to joining Intrado, he served in leadership capacities over a 20-year period at Sun Microsystems including a multi-year, multi-deployment of the full Oracle eBusiness Suite within the global sales and service organization. Mr. Coyne also served a four- year appointment with the University of Colorado, College of Engineering and Applied Science Advisory Board. Mr. Coyne holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Systems from Robert Morris University and earned a Certificate in Executive Management from the University of Colorado Leeds School of Business.
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James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm

James Brehm
Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist

An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is a regular speaker at industry conferences and one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market today. Mr. Brehm is a regular contributor to CNBC and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as Business Week, RCR Wireless, ComputerWorld, PC Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Over the past decade, Mr. Brehm has spoken to various groups on topics including wireless services, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile content, VoIP, activation and provisioning, service creation, mobile apps, premium messaging, wireless security, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile broadband (LTE and WiMAX), the telecom regulatory environment and vertical market deployment of web-enabled services. From 2011 to 2014, Brehm served as practice leader, strategist and senior consultant for Compass Intelligence. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Mr. Brehm served in multiple roles for nine (9) years at Growth Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Brehm worked in marketing, sales management, and business development roles for Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included research on the competitive landscape of the market, developing new product offerings, assessing emerging markets, improving the over all value chain for Global 1000 clients, due diligence, and acquisition analysis. Mr. Brehm entered the high tech arena in the mid 1990’s working in sales management within the telecom arena for MCI and later working for Gateway, Inc in multiple roles including product marketing, product management, training, and sales management.
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James Brehm & Associates

Martha Vazquez

Martha Vazquez
Senior Analyst - Security & Managed Services

Martha Vazquez brings over 15 years of experience dedicated to business development, marketing research and consulting with expertise expanding in the Information Communications and Technology sector on a global scale. Previously, Ms. Vazquez served as an Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan for 5 years. Her responsibilities included published market research deliverables and consulting within the network security market. Her experience based covered broad range of sectors leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives in: Mobile & Wireless, Mobile Security, Endpoint Security, Managed Security Service Providers and Web Security. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Ms. Vazquez worked in various business development roles at AT&T and Verizon Wireless. She has been quoted in several publications such as CDW, Channel Insider and Dark Reading. Ms. Vazquez has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University– San Antonio.
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James Brehm & Associates

Sara Brown

Sara Brown
VP, Marketing, Chief Brand Maker

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. Sara translates the actionable market intelligence delivered by the analysis team at JBA into tactics that deliver results for our clients, including: branding; public relations; advertising; digital and interactive; collateral and DM; tradeshows and events, and executive communications. In addition to her experience as a senior creative at some of the world’s premier advertising agencies, Sara has worked in-house for corporations including IBM, Sierra Wireless and Telit Wireless Solutions, and has consulted to global technology companies like Cisco Systems, Multi-Tech Systems, Sierra Wireless, Connected Development, ORBCOMM, ILS Technology, Digital Safety Technology, Novotech, Xact Technology, Jazz Wireless Data, Beecham Research and Aeris, among others.
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James Brehm & Associates

Bill Brehm

Bill Brehm
Managing Director and Chief Operations Overlord

As Managing Director and Chief Operations Overlord, Bill brings more than 20 years of operations expertise to JBA. Previously, Bill led corporate entry into the South Texas market for Palfleet, a division of the Palfinger Corporation. Prior to that, he served as Customer Service Center and Operations Manager for Terex Corporation, engineering a successful turnaround of the Utilities service business unit by increasing revenues by over 300%. Bill’s demonstrated track record in new business innovations, services, product management, and long-term strategic planning helps our clients with Big Picture solutions, enabling JBA to give full-scale consulting services. As a seasoned professional, Bill utilizes his overall understanding and skills in accounting, along with administrative and general operations, to direct JBA’s daily operations. Additionally, Bill will also lead the design and deployment of JBA’s forthcoming IoT Sentiment and Survey practice and our Relative Connectivity Index.
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Joe Gibbs Racing, Inc.

Coach Joe Gibbs

Coach Joe Gibbs

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 (www.gameplanforlife.com). JGR has experienced amazing success and growth since Gibbs founded the operation in 1991. Beginning its first season of racing in 1992 with just 18 crew members, JGR now employs over 500 people. Despite the immense growth, the company remains defined by the same principles of its founder: Integrity, a relentless work ethic, determination, perseverance and team building.Those principles have been the driving force behind JGR’s success including over 200 overall wins in NASCAR, three NASCAR Cup Series championships (2000, 2002, and 2005) and four NASCAR XFINITY Series Championships (2008 Owner’s Champions, 2009 Driver and Owner’s Champions, 2010 Owner’s Champions, and 2012 Owner’s Champions).Gibbs was applying character based leadership long before he started in NASCAR. After 17 years of serving as an assistant coach to several college and NFL teams, Gibbs was hired as head coach of the Washington Redskins in 1981 and his determination and perseverance was immediately on display when the team lost its first five games. The Redskins rebounded to finish that season 8-8 and the following season, he would lead the Redskins to their first Super Bowl Championship in franchise history. Over the decade that followed he would lead the Redskins to three more Super Bowls, including victories in Super Bowl XXII following the 1987 season and Super Bowl XXVI after the 1991 season.Over that time he became one of the winningest coaches in NFL history, but he would retire from the NFL following the 1992 season to turn his attention to his family and the new race operations. Four years later he would receive the NFL’s highest honor with induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1996. He would return to coach the Redskins again in 2004 and led the team back to the playoffs twice over a four-year span. JGR would make its debut in the 1992, but it was a year later that JGR would claim its first victory, when Dale Jarrett captured the 1993 Daytona 500, known as the Super Bowl of racing, in the No. 18 Interstate Batteries car.The growth and success of JGR has been extraordinary since that first victory, winning three NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Championships and expanding from a single car operation in those early days to introducing a fourth-team for the 2015 season. Gibbs now works daily with both his sons, J.D., his oldest, who is President of Joe Gibbs Racing and Coy, his youngest, who leads JGRMX, a professional motocross team based next door to their NASCAR operations in Huntersville, NC. In addition to his working daily with his two sons, Gibbs is working to further spread the message of “Game Plan For Life” and also remains committed to Youth For Tomorrow, a home he founded in Bristow, VA that is now licensed to house up to 106 troubled boys and girls ages 11-18. He and his wife Pat currently reside near JGR’s Huntersville, NC headquarters and enjoy spending time with all eight of their grandchildren.
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Kii

Phani Pandrangi

Phani Pandrangi
Chief Product Officer

Phani Pandrangi is Senior Vice President of Products at Kii, in charge of product vision, management and execution. Previously, Pandrangi was Director of Product Management at Software AG where he was responsible for the webMethods Business Process Management product.Prior to that, he held product management and product development roles at BEA Systems, Plumtree Software, Datasweep and Savvion. Pandrangi holds an MBA from University of California at Berkeley, a Master’s in Computer Science from Oregon State University and Bachelor’s in Computer Science & Engineering from Osmania University.- See more at: http://en.kii.com/company/team/#sthash.ePkCi3Vx.dpuf
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Lilee Systems

Luc Ceuppens

Luc Ceuppens
VP Marketing

Luc Ceuppens joined Lilee Systems to drive the strategic and tactical direction to expand the company in new and existing markets. With more than 25 years of experience as a marketing and technology leader, he has a strong background and proven track record in driving market share, executing business strategy, product development and business partnerships in highly-competitive markets. Prior to joining Lilee Systems, Luc was a founding member and Chief Market and Product Consultant at LUCE LLC, a consulting cooperative specializing in Product, Marketing and Go-to-Market strategies for hi-tech companies. He held senior management positions with ADVA AG, Juniper Networks, Solectron Corp, StrataLight Communications, Calient Networks, Level 3 Communications and WorldCom (MFS/UUNET). Luc graduated with degrees in Electronic Engineering from NARAFI (KU Leuven) and telecommunications from the University of Antwerp, both in Belgium.
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Link Labs

Brian Ray

Brian Ray
CTO

Brian Ray is the co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Link Labs. Prior to founding Link Labs, Brian was Asymmetric Operations Program Manager at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab (JHU APL) where he led a team of 21 engineers with an annual operating budget of $8M that provided cutting edge technical solutions to the US Intelligence Community. He had overall responsibility for technical project execution, new product design, business capture, personnel management, and quality execution and support. During his tenure at APL, Brian led successful classified programs, successfully transitioned an internal research project into a multi-year program of record, managed extensive subcontracting relationships (including foreign entities), led the successful deployment of a world-wide intelligence gathering system, and deployed with Special Operations Forces to Afghanistan in support of APL technologies.Brian was previously Vice President of Engineering and Product Management at Lookingglass Cyber Solutions, a network security software and services company that provides visibility into cyber threats at internet scale for large enterprises. At Lookingglass, Brian built and led an engineering team of 12 to develop a novel cyber/network analytical tool. He was responsible for full stack development, testing, integration, and delivery of multi-layered enterprise software suite. He was also responsible for sales support, personnel administration, and product marketing.Prior to Lookingglass, Brian was a Watch Officer, Communications Officer, and Chemistry and Radiological Controls Officer on the on USS Annapolis, a nuclear fast attack submarine, where he was the #1 ranked Junior Officer.Brian has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy, where he was a Distinguished Graduate (7 of 984) and Varsity Sailor. He also holds an M.A. from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom.
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Locus Traxx Worldwide

David Benjamin

David Benjamin
CEO

David is a seasoned entrepreneur with several successful startups and turn around engagements to his credit. His management and technology experience over the last 35 years has proven his ability to develop unique value propositions for markets worldwide. David joined the Board of Directors at Locus Solutions in July 2007. In October 2008, David assumed the role of President and CEO to lead the global expansion of the first M2M product line focused on real-time monitoring of perishable and high value products as they transit the world. He has extensive experience in Executive Management, Engineering, Operations, and International Business. David was classically trained in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering and worked in microelectronic R&D roles until the mid-80’s becoming a founding partner of ISI. If you have heard This call may be recorded or monitored... then you know the revolution ISI brought to the market. ISI was a leader in CTI (Computer Telephony Integration) at the start of the Call Center revolution and focused on developing the first fully digital call recording solution for financial and compliance industries. Acquired in 1999, the ISI revolutionary products and team went on to define the Best of Breed in in the telecommunications world.
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Machina Research

Andy Castonguay

Andy Castonguay
Principal Analyst

Andy Castonguay has worked as an analyst, advisor and consultant to the mobile industry for over 15 years. With local experience in Latin America and North America, Andy has worked extensively with service providers, device manufacturers, technology vendors, and financial institutions in both mature and growth markets. Currently, Andy is a Principal Analyst at Machina Research focused on the rapidly evolving M2M ecosystems in the Americas with particular focus on mobile health solutions and the M2M devices space.Prior to joining Machina Research, Andy was a Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media with focus on mobile devices, application platforms and M2M solutions. During his tenure at the Yankee Group, Andy was Director of mobile devices research, Director of the North American consumer practice and Program Manager for the Latin American mobile services group. During his 7-year stint in Brazil, Andy also worked as a senior consultant at Telefinance, a financial services group, focused on mergers & acquisitions activity, strategic consulting, infrastructure & device financing deals and due diligence projects in the telecommunications industry. Prior to that, Castonguay headed Pyramid Research’s Brazil telecoms practice. Before his work in telecoms, Andy worked as researcher at the Health Care Advisory Board in the US focused on the US healthcare industry systems. A frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences and events, Andy is fluent in English and Portuguese.
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Machina Research

Godfrey Chua

Godfrey Chua
Principal Analyst

Godfrey brings over 15 years of experience as an analyst, strategist, business developer, and marketer. He has worked extensively with network vendors, service providers, financial institutions, government agencies and solution developers in the communications and IoT space. Currently, Godfrey is a US based Principal Analyst at Machina Research supporting the North America and Asia operations. His research examines the key aspects defining a successful strategy in M2M. He also pays particular attention to emerging business models and the ecosystems evolving in the Industrial Internet and Consumer IoT segments. Prior to joining Machina Research, Godfrey managed and helped launch the M2M and the Internet of Things program at Infonetics Research. Previous to this, Godfrey was a member of the Advanced Technologies team at Juniper Networks where he was a business development, marketing, and strategy specialist. He focused on mobile solutions, M2M, and next-generation mobile core technologies go-to-market efforts, including performing market analysis for M2M and next-gen mobile business models. Other prior roles included lead global analyst for IDC’s wireless and mobile infrastructure program. He was also the founding analyst for Emerging Energy Research (acquired by IHS in 2010) and was one of the first industry analysts to cover the wind power industry. Godfrey also led the Economist Intelligence Unit’s (via its previous ownership of Pyramid Research) telecommunications research and operations in Asia. He began his career examining automotive supply chain strategies as a research associate for the Center for Regional Economic Issues at Case Western Reserve University. Outside his telecoms and technology industry endeavors, Godfrey was also a food writer for the Boston Event Guide magazine. An industry thought leader, Godfrey has appeared on National Public Radio, CNN Asia, and the Business News Network, and is regularly quoted in the press, including The Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Network World. He is also a frequent speaker and moderator at industry conferences and events. Godfrey is fluent in English and Tagalog.
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Machine-To-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation

Geoff Brown

Geoff Brown
CEO

Geoff Brown is the CEO and Founder of the silicon valley NASA based Machine-To-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation, a provider of the M2M Intelligence® M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) platform. In addition, Geoff is recognized as the inventor of 5G Telecommunications. Geoff is 25 year technology innovator and well-known industry leader and speaker with extensive expertise in the areas of Cyber Security, Scalable Computing, Defense, Intelligence, Telecommunications, High Technology & Financial Services and a fellow of NASAs Advanced Technology Working group in addition he currently serves as the secretary of the OASIS MQTT ; M2M & IoT industry standard and chair for the OASIS MQTT Security Committee. Geoff also serves as the Chairman of the Silicon Valley CTO professionals and Network Infrastructure working group.
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Mera Software

James Hymel

James Hymel
CEO

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MERA Software Services

Vladimir Beloborodov

Vladimir Beloborodov
Unified Communications CTO

Vladimir Beloborodov is the Unified Communications CTO at Mera. Since joining Mera in 1998, he was working as sustain engineer, senior designer, technology prime and manager. Vladimir has rich experience and knowledge in Enterprise UC solutions and technologies. His professional interests and passion also include functional programming, accessibility, and development for Web, mobile devices and PCs. Vladimir graduated from the State Technical University of Nizhny Novgorod and he holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in Informational Systems and Technologies. In the recent years, he was a speaker at several major industry events in Europe and North America.
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Micrium

Christian Legare

Christian Legare
EVP/CTO

Christian Legare holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada. In his 22 years in the telecom industry, he was involved as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in Engineering and R&D. Christian was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada from 2000 to 2002. Mr. Legare is presently Executive Vice-President and CTO with Micrium, home of uC/OS, the real-time kernel. He is currently in charge of the end-to-end Internet of Things strategy.
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Microsoft Research

James McCaffrey

James McCaffrey
Senior RSDE

James McCaffrey works for Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington. James has a PhD from the University of Southern California, a BA in cognitive psychology from the University of California at Irvine, a BA in applied mathematics from California State University at Fullerton, and an MS in computer science from the University of Hawaii. James learned to speak to the public when he worked at Disneyland during his college days. He can still recite the Jungle Cruise ride narration.
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Microsoft/Trusted Computing Group

Stefan Thom

Stefan Thom
Senior Security Architect and Software Development Engineer

Stefan Thom is a Senior Security Architect and Software Development Engineer running the IoT Client Security organization for Microsoft. Previously, Stefan contributed to Xbox One Console Security and Attestation, Windows BitLocker Drive Encryption, Windows Virtual Smart Card, Windows Attestation, and Firmware TPM. He has over 32 patents and is actively involved in standards organizations like the TCG and UEFI.
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Mobile Comply

Elaina  Farnsworth

Elaina Farnsworth
CEO

Elaina Farnsworth is a public speaker, writer and thought leader in the Intelligent Transportation Systems, Mobility and Connected Vehicle industry. In her dynamic role as CEO of Mobile Comply, (www.mobilecomply.com) Elaina and her team develops curriculum focusing on connected vehicle, mobile development and security training for the IT, Transportation and Automotive industries. Elainas expertise in mobile technologies began 12 years ago, by creating text messaging programs to aid first responders in emergency situations. Thereafter, she worked in education to bring about technical literacy for teachers and their students. Her talent for teaching complicated technical concepts to all levels of executives allows her to help organizations create mobile strategies to take advantage of the paradigm shift revolutionizing business today. She passionately advocates the power of mobile to improve the way business and education is conducted. Elaina was granted The Brooks Patterson Elite 40 under 40 award in 2013 and also received the Crains Detroit 40 under 40 award. She serves on the Advisory Board of Oakland University INCubator, as well as the Board of Directors of The Mobile Technology Trade Association of Michigan, (http://www.gomobilemichigan.org/) a nonprofit catalyst in building cohesion among all segments of Michigans mobile technology industry.
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Morey

Diego Borrego

Diego Borrego
CTO

Diego Borrego is the CTO for Morey, leading the product design and development process for the firm’s wireless device solutions. Mr. Borrego is a pioneer in the telematics hardware space, integrating solutions for dozens of OEMs, service providers and front-end innovators. Prior to joining Morey, he founded Networkcar in 1999, which is known today as the telematics division of Verizon Wireless. Mr. Borrego holds more than 20 patents related to automotive and wireless communication systems. In addition to his undergraduate degree, he received both a Master of Science in Engineering & Technology and a Master in Business Administration from MIT.
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Morpho North America

Nicholas Vondrak

Nicholas Vondrak
North American Marketing Manager

Nicholas Vondrak is the North American Marketing Manager for Morpho North America supporting the Telecom, Payment, Digital ID and Smart Transactions divisions. He stared his career as an Officer in the U.S. Navy before leaving active service to return to school and enter the corporate world. He spent 5 years at AT&T where he held various marketing and operations roles in Mobility, Labs and Network Operations. Before joining Morpho, he was a member of the Soft Card team focused on NFC applications. Nicholas holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Colorado State University, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Washington and is a graduate of AT&Ts Leadership Development Program. He is still active in the U.S. Navy Reserves where he holds the rank of Lieutenant Commander and is a member of the Officer of Naval Research Reserve Component. He and his wife, Jessica, reside in Boulder, Colorado.
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Multi-Tech Systems, Inc

Michael Finegan

Michael Finegan
Director, IoT Business Development

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Multicopter Warehouse

Kerry Garrison

Kerry Garrison
COO

Kerry Garrison started off with airplanes and helicopters over 25 years ago and has been flying multi-rotor copters for six years. As a professional photographer for over a decade, his passion was always to meld both his photography and R/C flying experience. Today, Kerry is one of the owners of Multicopter Warehouse, a leading retailer and distributor of multi-rotor products and equipment and does training out of the store in Castle Rock, Colorado.
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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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Notion

Brett Jurgens

Brett Jurgens
CEO & Co-Founder

Brett is the Co-Founder and CEO of Notion, an IoT company based in Denver, CO. Notion is changing what your home is capable of. Their first product is a small, extremely smart sensor that makes full Home Awareness possible. Prior to co-founding Notion, Brett was the first employee at UrgentRx, another Denver-based startup, where he was their VP of Operations and Business Development. He helped the company launch six products, raise multiple rounds of capital and sell into over 20,000 retail locations. Prior to UrgentRx, Brett was an investments banker in the Private Placements group at Piper Jaffray, where he helped private, growing companies raise $20-$100 million from institutional investors. Brett has a degree in finance from the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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Numerex

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith
Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

As a scientist for Motorola, The Robotics Institute, and the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), Dr. Smith has worked on wireless sensor and control systems developed for the FBI, CIA, DOD, DOE, NASA, and USPS - from autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles to particle accelerators. In 1993, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of OnRamp Technologies, a pioneer Internet Service Provider, subsequently acquired by Verio, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT communications. In 2002, Dr. Smith founded SensorLogic, a leading Telemetry Service Provider (TSP) purchased by Gemalto. He also co-founded Via; Vericenter; Vaultnet; Memorial.com; Advanced Home Automation; and Ublip, which was acquired in late 2008 by Numerex, a company at the vanguard of the machine-to-machine communications industry. Dr. Smith is currently Chief Innovation and Technology Officer of Numerex. He has served or serves on the boards of several prominent high tech companies. In February 2010, he was elected Chairman of TIA TR-50 Smart Device Communications Engineering Committee and in September 2010, he was appointed convener of the GSC M2M Standardization Task Force (MSTF). The MSTF is chartered by the International Telecommunication Union, an specialized agency of the United Nations.
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OneM2M

Richard Brennan

Richard Brennan
Marketing Chair

Richard Brennan is Chair of MARCOM (the Marketing & Communications Committee) at oneM2M, the Global Partnership of standards and industry organizations creating service-layer optimizations to ensure the functionality and interoperability of M2M solutions.In the formation of oneM2M, Richard was a member of the CCSA (China Communications Standards Association) delegation to the Founder’s group, and is now a member of oneM2M through the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Alliance).Richard has over 40 years of telecommunications experience, and has spent 15 years promoting interoperability and global standards. Richard is based in Northern California, but has represented technology providers at multiple international standards development organizations, including the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), and has also consulted for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).Richard was previously with AT&T for many years, involved in network design and applications development, and was the recipient of the AT&T Presidents Award for highest achievement. He founded Telxxis LLC in 2001 to provide independent consulting services in Telecom Technologies and Strategic Business Management. With Partner resources in Europe and the US, Telxxis is developing Social Media-based applications which let users enhance organizational effectiveness.
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Ontegrity

Dr. Richard Scott

Dr. Richard Scott
President

As president of Ontegrity, Dr. Richard Scott is responsible for the firm’s operational excellence and oversees functions including operations, sales and marketing, R&D, and supply chain. Before joining Ontegrity, he served as VP/GM at General Dynamics, where he established the Wireless Services Group as a top competitor in turnkey network deployment for wireless carriers, OEMs, tower companies, and the public safety community. At GTE Government Systems, Scott developed and deployed remote sensor collection and processing systems, utilizing pattern recognition and expert system-based algorithms for decision analytics. Scott recently participated in the 15-month CSRIC (Communications Security Reliability and Interoperability Council) group on Infrastructure Sharing During Emergencies.Scott earned an MSEE and PhD from Stanford University and a BSEE from the University of California at Santa Barbara.
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Open Mobile Alliance (OMA)

Seth Newberry

Seth Newberry
General Manager

Seth Newberry is the General Manager of the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) and leads operations in establishing the OMA as the most recognised worldwide specification setting body for mobile data applications. With over 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry in systems integration, network operations and field support, Seth has managed the operations at OMA for 10 years. During that time, OMA has had over 1 thousand unique members from across the mobile industry, received over 120,000 technical contributions, published almost 200 specification releases and seen billions of commercial deployments of OMA Enablers across the industry, including over 2 billion of Firmware Update Management Object deployments.
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Open Systems Media

Rich Nass

Rich Nass
EVP/Brand Manager for Embedded/IoT

Mr. Nass will coordinate two days of technical, hands-on, practical educational sessions at the IoT Evolution Developers Conference. Mr. Nass has extensive experience in developing technical conferences for the benefit of embedded developers, having served as the Conference Chairman for several Embedded Systems Conferences.
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Opengear

Shirish Nilekar

Shirish Nilekar
Director, Product Management

Shirish is a product leader and an entrepreneur. He is currently Director of Product Management at Opengear responsible for introducing innovative products, growing Opengear’s product portfolio and managing it through its entire lifecycle. Previously, he was co-founder at Tripeese, a social travel startup (acquired by Travefy) where he led the product from concept to market launch and growth. Before Tripeese, Shirish held product and technology leadership positions at Hewlett Packard and AppIQ (acquired by Hewlett Packard) developing Storage Resource Management products for large enterprises. Shirish has graduate degrees in Management and Engineering from MIT Sloan School of Management and Worcester Polytechnic Institute. He lives in New Jersey and can often be found rock climbing at the Gunks in upstate New York.
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Oracle

Atul Mahamuni

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

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.
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Oracle Corp.

Oleg Kostukovsky

Oleg Kostukovsky
Solution Architect

Oleg Kostukovsky is a Solution Architect for Oracle Corporation, specializing in emerging embedded technologies and integration with Enterprise back-end systems. Oleg is 15 years veteran of the computer industry with last 5 years spent helping customer leverage Oracle java, database, data analytics and virtualization products. Prior to his current role, Oleg was technical consultant and lead engineer at Sun Microsystems and NetDynamics working on Java Application Server, Messaging Server and Web Server
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Ovum

Mike Sapien

Mike Sapien
Principal Analyst: Enterprise Services

Mike Sapien is responsible for Ovum’s US Enterprise Practice. Based in southern California, Mike is focused on North American and global enterprise telecom markets and related trends. This includes WAN, managed, and advanced voice, video and data services to address Global MNC, large enterprise, and SMB customers. His focus areas also include data center services, emerging cloud and hosted services, enterprise mobility services and related product development, market launch, and channel programs of enterprise services. Recent work includes SIP trunking, IPv6 migration, SDN, data center services, telco healthcare solutions and managed security.Mike leads the design, development, and implementation of Ovum’s research and advisory services on enterprise network services and managed solutions in North America with a major emphasis on the global, tier 1 carriers, infrastructure vendors and providers. Mike works directly with clients to help them understand and implement recommended strategies from Ovum research, his consulting experience and extensive enterprise services expertise. He is a regular contributor to Ovum’s enterprise research, provides analysis of industry, vendor, and product trends including emerging managed services such as SIP trunking, unified communications, VoIP, SDN, video and security services.Mike has over 30 years in the telecoms and internet services industry including executive positions at large carriers, CLEC, and a data center provider. Before joining Ovum, Mike was a consultant advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise customers on business development, marketing and go-to-market strategies. This included the development, introduction, marketing and sales of data, voice and video enterprise services including advanced managed services. Mike was one of the first published authors to write about ISDN applications for IT personnel (Mastering ISDN by Sybex – 1997).Mike is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (BBA & MBA) and Columbia University executive management program.
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Parlevel Systems

Luis Pablo Gonzalez

Luis Pablo Gonzalez
CEO

Luis Gonzalez serves as Parlevel Systems’ chief executive officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction, development of vending management solutions, and go-to-market strategy. His entrepreneurial vision began at a young age by selling livestock as a teenager. He went on to start and manage several successful businesses, and led an international commodities trading team in San Antonio, Texas. Luis has a Bachelors Degree in Business Management from The University of Texas At San Antonio.
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Phononic

Tony Atti, Ph. D

Tony Atti, Ph. D
CEO

Dr. Atti is an experienced energy technology investor, entrepreneur, and executive who has demonstrated expertise and leadership in venture financing, business development, start-up growth and operations, and negotiating joint venture relationships. As founder and CEO at Phononic, he’s led the development and growth of the company as the leading innovator of solid state cooling and heating management solutions through accretive venture capital and institutional investor support. As a former Director at MHI Energy Partners, a seed- and early-stage energy private equity fund, Dr. Atti managed deal flow networks, conducted due diligence, structured venture financing transactions and provided direct portfolio company leadership. Dr. Atti earned his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from the Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute at the University of Southern California. Dr. Atti also holds an MBA from New York University and a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from Ithaca College.
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Predixion Software

Steve Stover

Steve Stover
VP of Marketing and Product Management

Steve Stover is currently the Sr. Director of Product Management with Predixion Software. Over the last 20 years, Steve has provided product and technology leadership to deliver Big Data and Analytics solutions at companies including Dell and Teradata.
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PubNub

Doron Sherman

Doron Sherman
VP of Business Development

In a career spanning 25 years, Doron co-founded and served in technical executive roles in software companies that made critical contributions to the enterprise software and internet infrastructure industries. He co-founded and was Chief Scientist of NetDynamics, a leading application server pioneer (acquired by Sun in 1998), CTO of Collaxa, inventor of the BPEL web services orchestration server (acquired by Oracle in 2004) and Director of Kindling, a high-participation venture management fund specializing in Internet/B2B startups.

Doron started his career in algorithmic computer vision and image processing at Hewlett Packard Labs, Electronics for Imaging and the Israeli Air Force Intelligence. Most recently, he spent six years developing quantitative trading systems in defiance of the odds of beating the equity and futures markets. Doron believes in the saying that luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.
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PubNub

Rohini Pandhi

Rohini Pandhi
Sr Product Manager

Rohini is Senior Product Manager at PubNub, a company providing a secure Data Stream Network for connecting, scaling, securing and managing realtime applications and IoT devices. Over the past 8+ years, Rohini has been responsible for successfully defining the product vision for companies such as Nodeable, Rackspace and other tech startups. At PubNub, Rohini drives product strategy to ensure realtime communication requirement needs are met across a wide span of verticals including Home Automation, Connected Car, Consumer Electronics, Financial Services, and many other industries requiring realtime communication. Rohini has a B.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!) and an MBA from the University of Chicago.
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QNX Software Systems

Andrew Poliak

Andrew Poliak
Global Director, Business Development

As Global Director of Business Development at QNX Software Systems, Andrew Poliak is responsible for building, developing, and maintaining relationships in all of the company’s key markets, including automotive, medical, industrial, and networking. Automakers, tier one automotive suppliers, and automotive industry analysts all recognize Mr. Poliak as an automotive thought leader. He is a founding member of multiple consortia, speaks frequently at automotive telematics events, and advises analysts on trends and issues in the automotive market. He holds patents for a framework that consolidates access to multimedia devices, and for social in-vehicle navigation via images encoded with location data. He also helped define and launch the QNX CAR Platform for Infotainment, which significantly reduces the upfront engineering needed to develop connected in-vehicle systems. Mr. Poliak holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business with an emphasis in Information Systems from the University of Washington.
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Red Hat

James Kirkland

James Kirkland
Chief Architect

James Kirkland is Chief Architect for the Internet of Things and Intelligent Systems at Red Hat. He has been working with Unix and Linux variants for 20 years. He has been working with on IoT solutions in the transportation and energy sectors for the last five years. He is a frequent public speaker and writer on a wide range of technical topics. He is the co-author of Linux(R) Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users (ISBN: 0131855158) published by PrenticeHall PTR.
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Reemo

John Valitron

John Valitron
CRO

John is a self-professed serial entrepreneur who has successfully brought innovative products to national markets including Best Buy, Home Depot, and Wal-Mart. He is currently Reemo’s Chief Revenue Officer and has an unstoppable passion for business development. John has spoken at conferences across the country sharing his entrepreneurial wisdom and would love to speak for you and your attendees at the IOT Connected Systems and Wearable Design panel. He is seasoned in the IoT space, especially wearables and we believe he would be a perfect fit. When John isn’t speaking or building companies from the ground up, you can find him at some sporting event of his son Ty, or daughter Abby, with his little Lilia, in tow.
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RMAC Technology Partners

Clay Melugin

Clay Melugin
Senior Partner

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Rogers Communications

Randy Bryson

Randy Bryson
Director, Global M2M & IoT Partnerships

Randy Bryson is the Director, Global M2M & IoT Partnerships for Rogers Communications Inc., where he leads a team responsible for wirelessly enabling M2M & IoT solutions for many industries including: automotive, fleet, telematics, usage based insurance, home automation, healthcare, connected consumer devices, tank monitoring and POS. In addition, Mr. Bryson is the Chairman of the M2M World Alliance®. The M2M World Alliance® is a global partnership of telecommunications providers dedicated to providing our multinational customers with a seamless single global SIM solution for machine-to-machine and IoT solutions around the world. Alliance members include Etisalat, KPN, NTT DoCoMo, Rogers, Singtel, Telefonica, Telenor, Telstra and Vimpelcom. Prior to joining Rogers, Mr. Bryson held leadership roles at Sprint where he was responsible for driving M2M solutions on the Sprint network. Specifically, he focused on partner development, account management and portfolio management efforts.
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Safer Mobility

Kevin Mullins

Kevin Mullins
CEO

Kevin Mullins is the Chief Executive Officer of SaferMobility, LLC, an Atlanta, Georgia based mobile communications technology company. SaferMobility is industry recognized as a leader in mobile safety, information sharing and ENS technology. The Company’s proprietary technologies are utilized by corporations, law enforcement, universities, medical campuses, and the government sectors. SaferMobility utilizes geo-location systems, pre-situational profiles, as well as proprietary live audio and video streaming capabilities to provide the highest level of situational awareness. Under Kevin’s direction, SaferMobility has migrated into multiple opportunity verticals and continues to seek new utilizations of its core systems. He is the founder and former CEO of BankSecure Tecnologies LLC, the parent of All Clear System. Kevin has served as a consultant to the technology industry and is considered as an industry expert in the incorporation of technology and processes. He serves as a corporate director, speaks nationally on risk safety mitigation, and is a published author in over seventeen journals. He holds a U. S. Patent for Notification System, Apparatus, and Method of security technology.Kevin is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s College at Wise, Virginia; the Darden Graduate School at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville; and the Graduate School of Bank Investments and Financial Management at the University of South Carolina in Columbia.
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SAS

Mike Hitmar

Mike Hitmar
Sr. Industry Advisor, Manufacturing

Mike has worked in manufacturing, engineering, product management and marketing throughout his 20-year career. At SAS, he advocates for the advancement of the manufacturing industry through the application of the Industrial Internet of Things and predictive analytics in order to extract value. He regularly works with SAS manufacturing customers to help them apply analytics in ways that derive value from data and solve critical business challenges. Mike shares his experiences and insights through blog posts, published articles, webinars and live speaking events. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Ohio University and an MBA from The Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan. Find Mike on LinkedIn and Twitter @MikeHitmar, and read his posts on SAS’ Made In… Analytics blog.
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Semtech Corporation

Hardy Schmidbauer

Hardy Schmidbauer
Director of Wireless Products and IoT

Hardy Schmidbauer is the Director of Wireless products at Semtech Corporation, a leader in wireless solutions and IoT connectivity. Mr. Schmidbauer has more than fifteen years’ experience in wireless design, product definition, and strategic marketing through director, marketing, and design positions for wireless solutions targeted at low power connectivity, M2M, and IoT applications. Prior to Semtech Hardy held design and marketing management positions at Silicon Labs. He has played instrumental roles in growing Semtech and Silicon Labs to market leading positions in the wireless and IoT space. He holds a MBA degree from Santa Clara University, MSEE and BSEE degrees in electrical engineering from Oregon State University.
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SenseAware powered by FedEX

Chris Swearingen

Chris Swearingen
Manager Marketing - Vertical Market Development

With more than 25 years experience in Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Global Marketing, Chris Swearingen is currently leading the SenseAware effort for FedEx. In his role, Chris oversees the US domestic and global rollout of SenseAware. He has spent the last ten years at FedEx fulfilling a multitude of marketing, product and selling roles. Chris was hired by FedEx to launch its entry into NASCAR in 2004. In 2007, he was asked to move to the FedEx Innovation Department to utilize his start-up experience on the SensAware project. He was responsible for prototyping various business models, customer deployment and the day-to-day business operations of SenseAware. Chris’ duties were expanded to include overseeing the SenseAware strategic direction including product development, customer experience, market expansion and managing the selling efforts of SenseAware. His career has been eclectic with a mix of entrepreneurial, corporate and agency experience. He has worked in advertising with McDonald’s and various other Fortune 100 companies. He owned multiple Play It Again Sports franchises and was the President of 360¬¬? Sports Marketing until Roush Racing in NASCAR acquired it.
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Sierra Wireless

Angel Mercedes

Angel Mercedes
Manager, Services Sales AirVantage IoT Platform

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 19 years of wireless sales experience initiating, developing, and managing sales relationships with customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. He is currently Manager, Services Sales North America, AirVantage IoT Platform for Sierra Wireless. Prior to joining Sierra Wireless, Mercedes held management positions with some of the most respected companies in the M2M/IoT and wireless communication industry: Sr. Manager M2M/IoT Business Development for T-Mobile USA, Head of Telematics for Telenor Connexion, M2M Business Development Manager for Arrow Electronics, and Director of Sales for Ericsson Inc. He also served as Sr. Technical Services Manager for Brother International Corporation and as RF Design Engineer for several engineering firms.Mercedes has a strong reputation and has been recognized for his expertise in the M2M/IoT industry. He has been invited speaker at many M2M/IoT related conferences and trade shows. Also has been interviewed by many wireless industry related publications and M2M/IoT industry analysts. The Hispanic IT Executive Council (HITEC) named Mercedes as one of the 2014 HITEC 100, an award that is given to the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry. Mercedes earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and International Business from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
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Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation

Simon Gharibian

Simon Gharibian
Senior Program Manager, Intelligence Technology

Simon is responsible for the Intelligence pillar for Sikorsky Innovations, and works 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 includes 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 drives 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. Simon has 15 years of Engineering and management experience. He began his career in 1999 with Sikorsky as a Design Analyst Engineer with the Rotors Systems Group, and subsequently moved to Advanced Design and Business Development. Simon then took a role outside of UTC with Quality Engineering and Software Development (QuEST), leading the Engineering Analysis Team and ultimately being named Director for Business Development. In 2007 Simon rejoined Sikorsky as an Engineering Team Lead on the S-76D program, and then joined the Sikorsky Aftermarket organization in 2009 as a Chief Engineer. Most recently, Simon was the Senior Manager for Maintenance Planning and Publications (MP&P), which then merged with Training Systems to become Supportability & Training in August of 2014. Simon holds a Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering and a Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering, both from Syracuse University.
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Silver Spring Networks

Sean Tippett

Sean Tippett
Director of Smart Cities

Sean Tippett helps utilities and cities create and deliver smart city solutions. Sean joined Silver Spring Networks in 2009 in a variety of roles including Spring including technical pre-sales architect for the west coast of North America, Director of Strategic Alliances, Technical WAN Expert and Product Manager for Distribution Automation Communication Products. Prior to Silver Spring, Sean worked as a product manager for Cisco Systems, Juniper Networks, Extreme Networks and a variety of other Silicon Valley communication companies. Sean has an MS in EE and BS in Physics from Montana State.
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Silver Spring Networks

Jeremy Johnson

Jeremy Johnson
Director of Technology

Jeremy Johnson is a Director in Silver Spring’s SilverLink Sensor Network Business. Jeremy brings over 15 years experience in networking, infrastructure management, IT architecture, smart grid applications and services, and data center management to Silver Spring Networks. Prior, he was Director of Operations at Sony Online Entertainment, the Founder and Principal Architect of NetVmg, and held senior network engineering roles with Excite@Home and AT&T. Jeremy is passionate about creating and operating technology that provides a great experience for the user. He is also the author of several technology patents for Excite@Home, NetVMG and Silver Spring.
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Silver Spring Networks

Rob McMahon

Rob McMahon
Director of Product Management for Smart Grid Networking

Rob McMahon is the Director of Product Management, Networking Technologies for Silver Spring Networks. Rob joined Silver Spring in 2011 and has held variety of senior product management roles to deliver world-class solutions to help utilities and cities overcome complex problems. Previously, he was a Product Manager at Cisco Systems. He served in the United States Army from 2002 - 2007, departing with the rank of Captain. Rob earned a M.B.A from MIT Sloan School of Management and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the United States Military Academy.
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Skypatrol

Robert Rubin

Robert Rubin
CEO

Robert D. Rubin has been the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Chairman of Topp Group, Inc. since November 2003. Topp Group consists of several operating entities including Skypatrol, LLC and Topp Labels, LLC. From 2001 August 2003, Robert was the President and founder of Litestream Technologies, LLC (“Litestream”), a joint venture between Robert and TECO Energy, Inc. (NYSE:TE). From 1996 to 2001, Robert was the President of Strategic Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Lennar Corporation (NYSE:LEN). Both Litestream and Strategic Technologies were telecommunications service companies offering voice, video and high-speed Internet services to new residential communities deploying state of the art technologies. Robert has served on several nonprofit boards and committees. He is currently on the Executive Board of the University of Miami Citizens Board and Entrepreneur Board of the University of Miami Business School. He is a past president of the Citizens Board and former member of University of Miami’s Board of Trustees. He was a former member of the UM Board of Trustees Academic Committee and member of the Board of Trustees’ Medical Affairs Committee and Athletic Committee. His activities at the University include student mentoring and judging business plan competitions and ethic debates. Robert also serves as a board member of First Serve Miami, which is a not for profit organization teaching the economically disadvantaged students the game of tennis and life skills.
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Spirent Communications

Anatoli Levine

Anatoli Levine
Director, Product Management – DTBU

Anatoli Levine is Director of Product Management for Developer Tools Business Unit (DTBU) at Spirent Communications, responsible for developing strategy and product roadmap for the new M2M and IoT segment for enabling products for developers. Anatoli is also responsible for the portfolio of enabling technology products (WebRTC, VoLTE/RCS, SIP, IMS and many others) for developers of Unified Communications solutions. Since 2006, Anatoli is a President of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) – an organization facilitating interoperable implementations of multimedia communication technologies based on the open standards. Anatoli is a frequent speaker at various IoT and IP communication industry events and conferences, covering subjects of M2M, IoT, WebRTC, VoLTE, RCS, standards and interoperability. He contributes to the Spirent and IMTC blogs.Prior to Spirent Communications, Anatoli was Director of Product Management for Radvision, an Avaya company and prior to that, he lead the technical team providing engineering services and support for Radvision Technology products.
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Spireon

Marc Brungger

Marc Brungger
Chief Executive Officer

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.
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Sprint

Brian Huey

Brian Huey
IoT Client Director – Smart Grid, Smart City and Energy

Brian manages IoT partnerships and ecosystem development in Smart Grid, Smart City, Buildings, Water and Utilities. He’s a recognized speaker in wireless enablement, economics, standards, industry implications and growth opportunities. His partnerships deliver wireless enablement of Smart Energy, Water and remote monitoring. He continues to advance grid intelligence by building connectivity into various grid-edge computing nodes. Brian has launched numerous IoT solutions over the last 7 years and brings a unique perspective of applying, pulling knowledge from the telecom industry and to discern the opportunities and challenges in IoT. Combined with Brian’s business experience and in-depth technical knowledge of cellular, cloud and edge communications, he is able to quickly guide developers to launching their solution in the most cost and operationally effective methods. An experienced thought leader with 20 years of experience in telecommunications across wireless and wireline, has been interviewed by prominent news services and has joined panel discussions in utility and energy centric events. Brian Huey was inducted into World-Gen Magazines, Class of 2012.
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Sprint

Geoff Martin (Judge)

Geoff Martin (Judge)
Senior Manager M2M/IoT Product, Platforms & Strategy

Geoff Martin currently leads Sprint’s Emerging Solutions Group (ESG) M2M/IoT Product Management, Platform Development, Competitive Intelligence and Strategy. He is responsible for all aspects of Product Roadmap and Partner Development, for M2M Platform Development across all key M2M verticals, most recently launching the Sprint Command Center 2.0 with global support in 200+ countries. His past Sprint achievements include the Ideation, Development, Launch, Lifecycle Management and P&L responsibility for 6 wireless Data Product lines including; Wireless Web, Music, Call Tones, Mobile Games, Java Applications, Wallpapers / Screen Savers - as well as several key initiatives around the commercialization of Mobile Web Search, Mobile Advertising and Streaming Media products. In 2002, Geoff graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Economics from the University of Kansas - followed by a Masters Degree in Business Administration in 2004. Geoff has had 62 Sprint-accepted Technology Patents, with 26 Approved through the US Patent Office since 2004, in topics ranging from Digital Rights Management to Product Usability and most recently M2M Platforms / Network convergence.
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SS7ware

Diana Cionoiu

Diana Cionoiu
Technical Director

I have long believed that access to telecommunications is a fundamental right, which is why we started the Yate back in 2004. Lately Ive have turned my attention toward Mobile Networks, working on projects like www.YateBTS.com and www.Yate.ro Unifed Core Network. My vision is to reduce operator costs with networks based on commodity hardware and flexible software, an approach we call #SDMN (software-defined mobile networking). Since that first release in 2004, Yate has been used by hundreds of wireline, mobile and VoIP operators around the globe to implement telephone switches, HLRs, voice mail systems, CAMEL servers and many other network functions. Today, Yate is used in some of the worlds largest SIP networks and Yate softswitches carry hundreds of millions of minutes telephone calls every day.
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Statler Consulting

Stephen Statler

Stephen Statler
Principal Consultant

Stephen Statler is principal consultant at Statler Consulting, writing, training and providing advice on the application of Bluetooth beacon technology to entrepreneurs, investors and venue owners. He is an Advisory Board Member of a number of companies pioneering in the application of proximity technology including: Unacast, Rover Labs and PassJoy.Previously he worked at Qualcomm, the world’s largest provider of mobile semiconductors, where he led Qualcomm Retail Solutions’ Strategy and Solutions Management groups, helping to chart the direction of the division, developing new offerings and providing consulting services. Qualcomm Retail Solutions was the division that took Qualcomm’s Gimbal Bluetooth beacon and context platform to market.Details of his forthcoming book on the “Beacosystem” can be found at www.newlocationessentials.com.
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Stream

Nigel Chadwick

Nigel Chadwick
Co-Founder

Co-founder of Stream in 2000 and based in Stream’s Canary Wharf office, London, Nigel’s drive and dedication to creating one of the world’s most consistently innovative company’s resulted in him being awarded Entrepreneur of the Year in 2013. Responsible for strategy & finance he has helped steer IoT-X and Stream Communications to a unique position within the global world of IoT and M2M, fusing agnostic wireless connectivity across cellular and satellite networks, within the context of a leading platform designed for ‘light & fast’ integration into MNO’s - thereby enabling efficient management of M2M/IoT enterprise clients across different geographic regions. An experienced professional within the IoT world, Nigel brings a unique international wireless connectivity and platform technology expertise to this event.
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Stream Technologies

Kurt Kelley

Kurt Kelley
VP Strategic Partnerships

Kurt specializes in developing relationships with carriers, resellers and other industry partners in the U.S. and around the globe. Before joining Stream he served in multiple capacities at Verizon Wireless, most recently responsible for machine-to-machine (M2M) and vertical solutions providers as well as managing one of their solution labs focused on bringing understanding to M2M & IoT solutions.
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Systech Corporation

Robert Lutz

Robert Lutz
VP Marketing and Business Development

Robert Lutz is the director of product management and business development at Systech Corporation. This business provides modular IoT/M2M gateways and services for a variety of markets. Previously, Mr. Lutz was a product director at LSI, responsible for DPI network security devices. Mr. Lutz has also held engineering, product management, and marketing positions at Iomega, Hifn, and National Semiconductor. Mr. Lutz has presented at various conferences and technical seminars, directed marketing activities for the Storage Network Industry Association (SNIA), and participated in technical standards activities for IEEE and ANSI. Mr. Lutz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara.
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T-Mobile USA

Angel Mercedes (Judge)

Angel Mercedes (Judge)
Senior Manager, M2M/IoT Business Development

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 18 years of wireless sales experience initiating, developing, and managing sales relationships with customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. He is currently senior manager of M2M/IoT (Machine-to-Machine/Internet of Things) business development for T-Mobile USA, where he is responsible for leading T-Mobile’s Telematics initiatives nationwide. One notable achievement with T-Mobile M2M group was the win of the multiyear/multimillion dollar Audi connect™ program with Audi of America. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Mercedes held management positions with some of the most respected companies in the M2M/IoT and wireless communication industry: Head of Telematics for Telenor Connexion, M2M Business Development Manager for Arrow Electronics, Regional Sales Manager for Sierra Wireless, and Director of Sales for Ericsson Inc. He also served as Sr. Technical Services Manager for Brother International Corporation and as RF Design Engineer for several engineering firms.Mercedes has a strong reputation and has been recognized for his expertise in the M2M/IoT industry. He has been invited speaker at many M2M/IoT related conferences and trade shows. Also has been interviewed by many wireless industry related publications and M2M/IoT industry analysts. The Hispanic IT Executive Council named Mercedes as one of the 2014 HITEC 100, an award that is given to the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry. Mercedes earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and International Business from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.
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Telefonica

Pete Wilson (Judge)

Pete Wilson (Judge)
General Manager, M2M/IoT Global Partner Sales

Pete Wilson is the General Manager of Global Partner Sales for Telefonica Business Solutions, serving North and Central American, and has the overall responsibility to drive International expansion for Telefonica’s Machine-to-Machine (M2M)/ Internet of Things (IoT) indirect channels. He has 30 years of technical, business development, sales and marketing experience in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), satellite and terrestrial communications, focusing on M2M/IoT database design, implementation, sales and support. Prior to joining Telefonica, Pete held positions at Environmental Systems Institute (ESRI), Loral Space and Communications, Aeris Communications and Rogers Communications. Pete earned a BS in Geography from the University of Nevada.
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Telit

Mihai Voicu, Ph. D.

Mihai Voicu, Ph. D.
CIO/CSO

Mihai Voicu is the current Chief Information / Security Officer at ILS Technology LLC a TELIT company where he is responsible for the overall information and security direction of the company. He is responsible for the design and implementation of comprehensive and technologically sophisticated corporate information security strategies that safeguard customers and company’s assets. Mihai Voicu joined ILS Technology as senior software engineer in 2001. He worked on the initial architecture of the ILS Technology security product secureWISE Collaborate. Prior to ILS Technology, he worked for Nortel Networks as R&D senior software engineer. Mihai Voicu holds a Master of Science on Applied Electronics from Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications Bucharest, Romania. In 2007, Mihai Voicu earned his doctorate from University Of Agronomic Studies (Bucharest, Romania) with the thesis title “Research studies regarding implementation of the program ‘Virtual Enterprises’ and its utilization to improve business management”.
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Telit

Jeff Clemow

Jeff Clemow
Director of North America Channel Sales

Jeff is Director of North America Channel Sales for Telit with over 30 years of leadership experience in the M2M/IoT space. Prior to joining Telit, Jeff led Cellular Channel Sales for Digi International with a focus to drive Cellular connectivity and platform services for M2M solutions. He gained his cellular knowledge during his tenure with Sprint, where he led a variety of successful teams around development, marketing and technical sales of cellular solutions to the business segment. This included the building of the first M2M Solution team that developed, deployed and managed end-to-end wireless business solutions within a carrier. His career started in the Energy Industry where he led the deployment and operations of SCADA, AMR, and Commercial Metering systems, before wireless was even a consideration. He also sold monitoring systems to the Energy production side of the industry. In addition to years of solution building and selling, Jeff has a degree in Marketing and a Masters of Business Administration.
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Telit Wireless Solutions, Inc.

Mike Ueland

Mike Ueland
President, Telit Americas

Michael Ueland is the President of Telit Wireless Solutions’ Americas operation. Ueland is responsible for Telit’s Americas operations as well as developing and executing the sales and market strategy for Telit’s M2M/IoT products and services, which enable machines, vehicles and other devices to communicate via cellular, GNSS and short-range network technologies. With over 18 years of experience in the M2M segment, Ueland is a well-respected thought leader and accomplished entrepreneurial business professional, with a proven record of leading successful start-up operations from early stage to high-growth, profitable ventures. Mike received a B.A. in Political Science from Kenyon College and an MBA in Marketing and Finance from the University of Chicago’s Booth Graduate School of Business.
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Telus

Mark Thirman

Mark Thirman
IoT Strategist

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 at Vodafone, the worlds leading mobile operator and M2M market leader, Mark works on key M2M 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. Marks prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), VideoServer, VTEL, PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark is the board chairman (emeritus) for AccesSportAmerica, a national non-profit that adapts and teaches high-challenge sports to children and adults with disabilities (www.accessportamerica.org). 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 ranging in age from 6 to 22. Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, AccesSportAmerica, MIT Enterprise Forum/Software Group, Weft. He is a frequent speaker on the topic of M2M/Connected Things and often lectures at MIT and Tufts.
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The InField Group

Christopher Celiberti

Christopher Celiberti
CEO

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 M2M & IoT, Data Analysis, Unified Communications, Mobile and VoIP.Chris is currently the CEO of The Infield Group a boutique-consulting firm with a passion for customer innovation and building business value. Before launching The Infield Group Chris founded CleverSpoke a Mobile Services Application Platform company, which was acquired by Truphone in 2012. After acquisition Chris was responsible for Truphone’s US Product Innovations Lab. Chris has worked globally with some of the top communication and tech companies for over 20 years creating new cutting-edge products and services as well as co-founding several startups. He currently is an adviser for several startups and is an industry standards participant and speaker.Chris has earned a BS in Environmental Studies from Chadwick University, Internal Degree from University of California Berkeley in Computer Information Systems and completed MIT’s Sloan School of Management Product Design, Development and Management Executive Program.
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The PTR Group, Inc.

Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson
Chief Scientist

Mike Anderson is currently CTO and Chief Scientist for The PTR Group. With over 35 years in the embedded and real-time computing industry, Mike works with a number of RTOS, Linux and Android-based devices in applications ranging from satellites and Robotics to SCADA platforms. However, his focus over the past few years has been the use of Linux and Android in embedded sensor applications and the deployment of the Internet of Things. As an instructor and consultant, Mike is a regular speaker at the Embedded Systems Conference as well as many other Android and Linux-oriented conferences around the world.
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ThingWorx, A PTC Business

Peter LeBlanc

Peter LeBlanc
Director of Business Development

Peter LeBlanc currently serves as Director of Business Development at ThingWorx, a division of PTC. In this role, he is responsible for Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity partnerships in PTC’s Technology Platform Partner Group. Prior to ThingWorx, he was VP for Axiros North America where he led sales and business development of Axiros device management software platforms. He also serves as an advisor to the investment firm Signal-Equity Partners. Peter was also a VP of Sales and Marketing for Aware, Inc. where he led its CEM software and licensing businesses. Peter served for three terms as a Board of Director to the Broadband Forum. Earlier in his career, Peter served in leadership positions in engineering and product management including several start-ups spun-out from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Draper Laboratory. Peter received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Northeastern University and an MBA from Babson College Olin School of Business.
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Transatel

Bertrand Salomon

Bertrand Salomon
Deputy CEO – Product Development & MVNE Operations

Bertrand is co-founder of Transatel, created in 2000 as a front runner in developing MVNO & MVNE business in Europe. Bertrand leads the design of Transatel MVNE platform and the Product Development roadmap. Bertrand also manages the business development activities with Mobile Operators and the delivery of customised solutions for Transatel MNO and MVNO customers. Transatel was awarded Best MVNA at MVNO World Congress in 2013 and 2014. Previously, Bertrand worked for Bouygues Telecom - France, as Manager for New Products & Services and as Director of the Mobile Internet activity. Before that, Bertrand worked for Sagem – France, in technical development and project management. Bertrand first experience was with a UNIX System manufacturer in San Jose – California Bertrand has an engineering degree from the Polytechnic School of Lausanne – Switzerland, and a MBA degree from INSEAD – France.
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Trimble

Prakash Iyer

Prakash Iyer
Vice President, Software Architecture and Strategy

Reporting to the CEO of the company as point person on initiatives that are critical to Trimble’s software strategy. Providing leadership to software focused development activities. Coordinating cross divisional software platform projects. Advocating for software innovation within Trimble. Providing organizational focus for identifying and adopting best available software technology. Providing leadership for diverse projects that involve analysis and/or integration and the development of strategies for capturing key accounts. Prakash sits on the advisory boards of Iteris, Indenseo, and WSO2.
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UPnP Forum

Scott Lofgren

Scott Lofgren
President

Scott serves as the UPnP Forum President, as well as participating in many of the working committees. He is a 29 year old Intel veteran, reporting to the Intel NTG CTO office. He has held other industry consortia positions, including DLNA Board and Directors Alternate and Advisory Council Chair, OIPF Board of Directors, and Founder and Chairman of the EoU PC Quality Roundtable
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US Cellular

Scott Scheuber

Scott Scheuber
Director, Product Management

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

Ross Mandel

Ross Mandel
CEO

Ross Mandel currently serves as the CEO of VerifyItNow, the leading company in Anti-Counterfeiting Systems and Brand Protection of physical goods. Mr. Mandel is a seasoned professional in the Venture Capital, Finance and Investment sectors, having assisted in the return of over $1 billion dollars to financial partners. His expertise includes mergers, acquisitions and has served in Advisory, Chief Executive Officer and several Board positions. Mr. Mandel has been directly involved with the management, financing and growth of seven companies in the private sector acquired by public companies. His leadership role in projects for Steve Forbes, Former President of the EU Pat Cox, and involvement with ventures on the national and worldwide.
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Verizon Wireless

Doug Wilson (Judge)

Doug Wilson (Judge)
Partner Program - Internet of Things

Doug Wilson is the Verizon Wireless Machine to Machine and Verizon Partner Program Specialist serving as the M2M subject matter expert, charged with growing regional M2M sales and ensuring successful implementations. He is also responsible for developing relationships and partnerships with companies to bring new and innovative M2M and IoT solutions that would use wireless connectivity over Verizon’s Network. Doug has had a successful career with Verizon as a 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 telecommunications 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 School and Outstanding Team Chief awards.
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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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Vitria

Venkat Eswara

Venkat Eswara
VP, Marketing

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Waterfall Security Solutions

Ran Pedhazur

Ran Pedhazur
VP, Business Development

Ran Pedhazur is VP Business Development of Waterfall Security Solutions, a leading provider of stronger-than-firewalls solutions, such as Unidirectional Security Gateways, for industrial control networks and critical infrastructures. The company’s products are deployed in utilities and critical national infrastructures throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Ran’s responsibilities includes creating and expanding our partners network globally, and to initiate, close and mature new business opportunities. Ran has over 15 years of experience leading growth in start-ups and large corporations and is a technology entrepreneur with strong international leadership track record. Ran holds Bsc from the Technion institute of technology, MBA from Tel Aviv university and AeA/Stanfoord exec MBA.
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WebNMS

Prabhu Ramachandran

Prabhu Ramachandran
Director

Prabhu Ramchandran, Director, WebNMS has 16 years of industrial experience. Having headed the telecom management software division of Zoho Corporation for more than a decade, he pioneered the IoT wing way back in 2009. An engineering grad from Madras University, Mr. Ramchandran is an ardent technology lover and one of the few early adopters(believers) of IoT, even before the technology started trending.
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WoT.io

Tom Gilley

Tom Gilley
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Tom, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer of WoT.io, is an entrepreneur and a truly hands-on technologist from mobile technologies through digital media, IoT and social computing. Tom is ready to apply his broad range of industry knowledge to WoT.io’s mission of enabling the IoT.Prior to joining WoT.io, Tom worked for Apple in the Advance Technology Group and the Portable Products Group. Both before and after his time at Apple, he founded several successful tech companies including PicoStar, a Silicon Valley incubator. While in NYC, Tom was a strategic advisor, investor, and tech company founder. Most recently, Tom sold his own on-demand web media company to Vignette, acting as CTO throughout the transition and through the company’s ultimate acquisition by OpenText.
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Xura

Peter Dunkley

Peter Dunkley
Technical Director

Peter has worked in the telecommunications and real time communications fields for over 15 years. After graduating from the University of Edinburgh in 2000 he wrote signalling stacks for telecommunication networks switches before moving into project and product management in that field. Since 2005 he has worked in IP communications writing and managing teams building SIP stacks, PSTN gateways, and SIP Application Servers. In 2010 Peter joined Crocodile RCS as Technical Director and after dabbling in RCS for a couple of years from 2010 to 2012 began working with WebRTC. He then joined Acision as Technical Director when Crocodile’s IPR was acquired in 2013. Peter is currently Technical Director in Xura’s (formerly Acision’s) Enterprise business unit where he leads the forge By Xura platform development and evangelises the business unit’s products and technologies. Peter has contributed extensively to several open-source projects used for real time communications.
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Yorktel

Dave Tidler

Dave Tidler
Media Services Solutions Architect

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Zeidman Technologies

Bob Zeidman

Bob Zeidman
President

Bob Zeidman is considered a pioneer in the fields of analyzing and synthesizing software source code. He is the president and founder of Zeidman Consulting, a premier contract research and development firm in Silicon Valley that provides engineering consulting to law firms regarding intellectual property disputes, and he is the president and founder of Software Analysis and Forensic Engineering Corporation, the leading provider of software intellectual property analysis tools, having pioneered the field. He is also the president and founder of Zeidman Technologies where he invented the patented SynthOS® program for automatically generating an application specific operating system (ASOS). Bob was named the 2010 and 2015 Outstanding Engineer in a Specialized Field from the IEEE for “Innovative Contributions in the Area of Forensic Software Analysis.” Bob holds 22 patents and has written four engineering books—The Software IP Detective’s Handbook, Verilog Designers Library, Introduction to Verilog, Designing with FPGAs and CPLDs , and Just Enough Electronics to Impress Your Friends and Colleagues—in addition to numerous articles and papers. He has also written three award-winning screenplays and three award-winning novels including his latest, Good Intentions, a political satire about a future dystopia. Bob earned two bachelors degrees, in physics and electrical engineering, from Cornell University and a masters degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University. Bob is an advisor and board member for several startups and several nonprofit organizations.
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Zoom

Nick Chong

Nick Chong
Head of Customer Success

Nick is responsible for product strategy, thought leadership and global market evangelism at Zoom. He brings an extensive background in technology, market development, sales execution and pursuit of customer satisfaction.Prior to Zoom, Nick was the founder of the first Emerging Technology business unit at Cisco Systems in India. He led business incubation, technology acquisition and go-to-market strategy. Nick also held senior leadership roles as Director of Product Management at Perfigo (acquired by Cisco) and Director of Technical Support at Intruvert (acquired by McAfee). Both network security solutions (NAC and IPS) attained the #1 market leadership positions and evolved to become critical stakes of the $3Bn network security market.Nick holds a Master of Business Administration from Santa Clara University and Bachelors in Computer Engineering from Kansas State University.
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Moderator List

Laurie Lamberth (Moderator)

Laurie Lamberth (Moderator)

151 Advisors
Associate Partner

Recognized as one of Connected World Magazine’s “Women of M2M” in February 2013, and named “Power Player in Mobile” in October 2013 by AlwaysOn Networks, Lamberth regularly publishes, speaks, and is interviewed for print, radio, and TV on topics related to wireless, location-based services, privacy, the Internet of Things, and next-gen telecom. Over the course of her career, she held a number of leadership roles with Nextel and Sprint, launching U.S. tier 1 mobile operator Nextel Communication’s first market, propelling Nextel’s growth in various marketing and strategic partnership positions, and leading the enterprise business development team at Nextel and Sprint for seven years, including five years leading the M2M business development team. Prior to Nextel, Laurie helped raise $8.3 million in venture funding as controller for a startup medical device manufacturer.Lamberth holds an MBA from UCLA’s Anderson School and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from California State University, Long Beach. She’s extended her education with workshops in strategic negotiation and leadership at the Harvard Business School.
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Steve Brumer (Moderator)

Steve Brumer (Moderator)

151 Advisors
Partner

Steve Brumer is a Partner with 151 Advisors, a global execution-focused strategy and consulting firm that is working with the executive leadership team at wireless and technology companies from early to growth stage with talent, expertise and relationship connections. The strategic initiatives that 151 focuses on are around growth, expansion and increasing shareholder value by creating executable plans that drive revenue growth in existing or new markets organically or through acquisition. Steve merged 151 Advisors with Wireless Rain, a Wireless Channel Development strategy consulting organization specializing in complete design, implementation and deployment of a successful, profit-driven reseller and national dealer system which creates a program for manufacturers, software developers, and service providers. In addition, Steve co-founded & was President of Global Wireless Data, a National Value-added Distributor of wireless products and services. Steve also held various management positions at Millicom, RAM Mobile Data & BellSouth Wireless. Steve is a Board Member of several technology firms and trade associations. In addition, Steve is a valued presenter at National Events including CTIA, ITExpo, CIO Symposium, CES & Mobility Live, speaking about wireless technology, products, applications and future trends.
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Dan Shey (Moderator)

Dan Shey (Moderator)

ABI Research
Vice President, B2B

Prior to joining ABI Research, Dan worked as an independent technology business consultant, including engagements for a mobile asset tracking/mapping products firm, a Web-based pay-for-performance marketing company, a startup voice services business, and a business process and IT consulting firm. He also executed contract research projects for ABI Research.Earlier still, he worked in product management, product development and marketing at Qwest Wireless. In these roles, he managed multiple voice and data products and developed business plans for a number of new wireless products including data-centric devices, Wi-Fi, and mobile broadband, as well as leading teams to develop fixed-mobile services. At Qwest, Dan was part of the Management Development Program for high-potential senior management candidates. Previously, he was a project engineer at Boeing, where his responsibilities ranged from R&D to shop floor operations to field support, and he also served as a business development manager at St. Louis Testing Laboratories.Dan has been quoted frequently in major industry and business media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Wireless Week, PC World, Cellular-News, and Network World.
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Jessica Groopman (Moderator)

Jessica Groopman (Moderator)

Altimeter Group
Industry Analyst

Jessica is an industry analyst with Altimeter Group where she conducts research on disruptive technologies, and specializes in the Internet of Things. Her current focus is the application of sensors on consumer-facing businesses, with an emphasis on customer experience, the ethical use of data, privacy, contextual marketing, automated service, and wearables. She is a regular contributor to Wearable World News and other 3rd party blogs. She is also a contributing member of FC Business Intelligence’s IoT Nexus Advisory Board. Jessica is featured on Onalytica’s top 100 influencers in the Internet of Things. In addition to business and technology research, Jessicas research experience is based in (and informed by) academic anthropological field work, specifically in ethnographic, linguistic, and archaeological research both here and abroad. She received her Bachelors of Science from Virginia Commonwealth University, as a double major in Anthropology and Spanish. Jessica is deeply intrigued and inspired by the role and implications of data in a new era human interaction. Find her on Twitter @jessgroopman
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Nikki Cuban (Moderator)

Nikki Cuban (Moderator)

AT&T
Director Product Marketing, M2M

Nikki Cuban is no stranger to machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and services, bringing to OnAsset ten years of professional marketing experience with wireless networking and data services. Cuban first started in wireless networking as an industry analyst with Parks Associates covering ultra-wideband communications and the penetration of at home networks into the consumer markets. From there, she joined the commercial and industrial division of TXU’s Energy Services where she worked as a product manager launching a web-based service to help companies remotely monitor machine assets over the Internet to help reduce energy spend. Cuban joined Sensorlogic in 2003 as director of marketing, helping grow the company from a small technology group to a well recognized brand name in the industry. Cuban is currently responsible for sales and marketing at OnAsset Intelligence, Inc. She has a B.A. from Loyola University, New Orleans.

Cuban also serves as Associate PR Representative for the Transported Asset Protection Association (TAPA) as well as an Advisory Council Member for the IQPC Pharmaceutical Cold Chain for Distribution Events.
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John Greenough (Moderator)

John Greenough (Moderator)

BI Intelligence
Senior Research Analyst

John Greenough is a Senior Research Analyst at BI Intelligence – Business Insider’s subscription research service – where he covers the Internet of Things. His reports couple insights from industry executives and primary data. His top coverage areas include the connected home, the connected car, and industrial IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, Greenough researched bank technology and market perceptions at both Corporate Insight and The Clearing House Payments Company. Greenough received a bachelor’s degree in economics and sociology from Trinity College.
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Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Capstone Partners
Global Tech Expert

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

Greggory Garrett (Moderator)

CGS Advisors
CEO & Managing Director

Greggory R. Garrett is the CEO and Managing Director of CGS Advisors, a boutique strategy and innovation advisory firm. As such he pushes the limits of corporate cultures by developing and implementing unique strategies that capitalize on technology oriented disruptions to industries and markets. He is often referred to as a visionary leader who prides himself in recognizing commonsense solutions for complex problems and motivating teams to reach well beyond the typical boundaries to achieve greatnessPrior to founding CGS Advisors, Gregg was the Chief Strategy Officer for IT & Innovation at Volkswagen Group of America. As such, he developed and led the Strategy and Innovation practice for one of the largest automotive companies in the world. His teams defined the corporation’s strategy for how to apply IT; developed and managed innovation programs focused on “the connected world”; and managed a set of support functions including market research, business planning, and a corporate venture capital program.
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Marc Josephson (Moderator)

Marc Josephson (Moderator)

Coris
Co-Founder

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

Joe Mazzeo (Moderator)

Crossfire Consulting
Founder

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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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Sam Lucero (Moderator)

Sam Lucero (Moderator)

IHS Technology
Sr. Principal Analyst, M2M & the Internet of Things

Sam Lucero is a seasoned industry analyst with nearly 14 years of experience analyzing telecommunications and networking technology markets. He has spent the last ten years assessing the markets for machine-to-machine (M2M) and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Sam has established leading M2M market research programs and managed international teams of industry analysts. He has authored numerous reports, forecast databases, and topical articles covering various aspects of the M2M/IoT market opportunity and has been widely quoted in news and trade journals, from the New York Times and the Economist to CNET and Wireless Week. Furthermore, Sam has moderated, presented, and judged at a number of industry events, including CTIA and Connected World. In 2014 Sam was named one of six “Augural Analysts” for M2M by Connected World Magazine.
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Dan McDuffie (Moderator)

Dan McDuffie (Moderator)

IoT Strategies
Principal

For nearly 20 years, Dan McDuffie has been a senior leader in the telecom, wireless and internet industries. Most recently Dan was CEO of Wyless, the leading IoT Managed Services Provider with offices in Boston, London, Geneva, Amsterdam and São Paulo. Today Dan is a strategic advisor to early to mid stage IoT and Mobility companies, large enterprises and mid market Private Equity firm Great Hill Partners.
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James Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist

An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is a regular speaker at industry conferences and one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market today. Mr. Brehm is a regular contributor to CNBC and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as Business Week, RCR Wireless, ComputerWorld, PC Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Over the past decade, Mr. Brehm has spoken to various groups on topics including wireless services, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile content, VoIP, activation and provisioning, service creation, mobile apps, premium messaging, wireless security, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile broadband (LTE and WiMAX), the telecom regulatory environment and vertical market deployment of web-enabled services. From 2011 to 2014, Brehm served as practice leader, strategist and senior consultant for Compass Intelligence. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Mr. Brehm served in multiple roles for nine (9) years at Growth Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Brehm worked in marketing, sales management, and business development roles for Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included research on the competitive landscape of the market, developing new product offerings, assessing emerging markets, improving the over all value chain for Global 1000 clients, due diligence, and acquisition analysis. Mr. Brehm entered the high tech arena in the mid 1990’s working in sales management within the telecom arena for MCI and later working for Gateway, Inc in multiple roles including product marketing, product management, training, and sales management.
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Martha Vazquez (Moderator)

Martha Vazquez (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Senior Analyst - Security & Managed Services

Martha Vazquez brings over 15 years of experience dedicated to business development, marketing research and consulting with expertise expanding in the Information Communications and Technology sector on a global scale. Previously, Ms. Vazquez served as an Industry Analyst at Frost & Sullivan for 5 years. Her responsibilities included published market research deliverables and consulting within the network security market. Her experience based covered broad range of sectors leveraging long-standing working relationships with leading industry participants’ Senior Executives in: Mobile & Wireless, Mobile Security, Endpoint Security, Managed Security Service Providers and Web Security. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Ms. Vazquez worked in various business development roles at AT&T and Verizon Wireless. She has been quoted in several publications such as CDW, Channel Insider and Dark Reading. Ms. Vazquez has a bachelor’s degree in biology from Texas State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Our Lady of the Lake University– San Antonio.
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Jesus Rodriguez (Moderator)

Jesus Rodriguez (Moderator)

KidoZen
CEO

Jesus Rodriguez is a technology expert, executive investor and startup advisor. Jesus founded KidoZen, an enterprise mobile app platform company that was founded around a simple, yet powerful goal: to enable the mobile-first enterprise. Under his leadership, KidoZen has been recognized as an enterprise software innovator earning Inc. 500 and Stevie Awards for American and International Business. Prior to KidoZen, Jesus started Tellago, an award winning professional services firm focused on big enterprise software trends, including mobility. A software scientist by background, Jesus is an internationally recognized speaker and author with contributions that include hundreds of articles and presentations at industry conferences. Jesus is a board member of several enterprise software companies like Electric Cloud and Mobiquity and also serves as an advisor to companies such as Microsoft and Oracle. He is a prolific blogger on software technology and entrepreneurship http://jrodthoughts.com.
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Bryan Eagle (Moderator)

Bryan Eagle (Moderator)

LinkLabs
VP of Business Development and Marketing

Bryan Eagle has led successful companies in their marketing, strategic planning and business development efforts for over 30 years. Prior to Link Labs, Mr. Eagle has worked as Vice President of Business Development and Communications for Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. where he lead carrier relations, strategic distributor and sales channel development and outreach to Systems Integrators as well as all PR and marketing communications activities. Prior to joining MultiTech, Mr. Eagle ran Memphis Ventures a consultancy he founded in 1999 to provide business development, strategic planning consultancy services to high growth companies and their investors. Recent clients include Digi International, Thuraya Telecommunications, Sierra Wireless, Roamworks DFZLLC and others. Prior to Memphis Ventures, Eagle was Vice President of Business Development at Media4, a pioneer in delivering Internet content over direct broadcast satellite networks. EchoStar acquired Media4 in 1999. Eagle has worked with several emerging communications companies including being a member of the team that launched the Discovery Channel, where he was one of the initial stockholders. The Discovery Channel was sold to Liberty Media. He began his career in 1981 as an advertising executive in New York with Ally & Gargano working on the launch of MCIs residential phone service. Mr. Eagle was the first outside person hired onto this start-up account. In his three years at Ally & Gargano, the MCI account grew from test market to over $65 millions in billings. Eagle holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MBA from Columbia University.
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Andy Castonguay (Moderator)

Andy Castonguay (Moderator)

Machina Research
Principal Analyst

Andy Castonguay has worked as an analyst, advisor and consultant to the mobile industry for over 15 years. With local experience in Latin America and North America, Andy has worked extensively with service providers, device manufacturers, technology vendors, and financial institutions in both mature and growth markets. Currently, Andy is a Principal Analyst at Machina Research focused on the rapidly evolving M2M ecosystems in the Americas with particular focus on mobile health solutions and the M2M devices space.Prior to joining Machina Research, Andy was a Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media with focus on mobile devices, application platforms and M2M solutions. During his tenure at the Yankee Group, Andy was Director of mobile devices research, Director of the North American consumer practice and Program Manager for the Latin American mobile services group. During his 7-year stint in Brazil, Andy also worked as a senior consultant at Telefinance, a financial services group, focused on mergers & acquisitions activity, strategic consulting, infrastructure & device financing deals and due diligence projects in the telecommunications industry. Prior to that, Castonguay headed Pyramid Research’s Brazil telecoms practice. Before his work in telecoms, Andy worked as researcher at the Health Care Advisory Board in the US focused on the US healthcare industry systems. A frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences and events, Andy is fluent in English and Portuguese.
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Isabel Chapman (Moderator)

Isabel Chapman (Moderator)

Machina Research
Analyst

Isabel has 20 years experience in both the telecoms and IT sectors, with much time spent at the intersection of the two. Isabel has a background in strategy consulting, product development, and partner alliances at companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Motorola and Deloitte. As a management consultant, she led teams that helped companies globally with commercialization, business transformation, and strategy. As a product management and marketing leader, she launched numerous leading edge products and services, including introducing the first 3G smartphones into EMEA, and Microsoft’s precursor to Lync to Canada and Latin America. Recently, she headed up the IoT and enterprise product management team at a leading North American carrier where she commercialized M2M solutions. Isabel is also a government advisor on IoT. As an industry analyst, Isabel provides IoT analysis and advisory services to a global client base. Research includes smart cities, ecosystems, enterprise IoT, go to market strategy, SIs, UAVs, virtual assistants, best practices and other industry trends and issues.
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Richard Brennan (Moderator)

Richard Brennan (Moderator)

oneM2M
Marketing Chair

Richard Brennan is Chair of MARCOM (the Marketing & Communications Committee) at oneM2M, the Global Partnership of standards and industry organizations creating service-layer optimizations to ensure the functionality and interoperability of M2M solutions.In the formation of oneM2M, Richard was a member of the CCSA (China Communications Standards Association) delegation to the Founder’s group, and is now a member of oneM2M through the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Alliance).Richard has over 40 years of telecommunications experience, and has spent 15 years promoting interoperability and global standards. Richard is based in Northern California, but has represented technology providers at multiple international standards development organizations, including the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), and has also consulted for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).Richard was previously with AT&T for many years, involved in network design and applications development, and was the recipient of the AT&T Presidents Award for highest achievement. He founded Telxxis LLC in 2001 to provide independent consulting services in Telecom Technologies and Strategic Business Management. With Partner resources in Europe and the US, Telxxis is developing Social Media-based applications which let users enhance organizational effectiveness.
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Mike Sapien (Moderator)

Mike Sapien (Moderator)

Ovum
Principal Analyst: Enterprise Services

Mike Sapien is responsible for Ovum’s US Enterprise Practice. Based in southern California, Mike is focused on North American and global enterprise telecom markets and related trends. This includes WAN, managed, and advanced voice, video and data services to address Global MNC, large enterprise, and SMB customers. His focus areas also include data center services, emerging cloud and hosted services, enterprise mobility services and related product development, market launch, and channel programs of enterprise services. Recent work includes SIP trunking, IPv6 migration, SDN, data center services, telco healthcare solutions and managed security.Mike leads the design, development, and implementation of Ovum’s research and advisory services on enterprise network services and managed solutions in North America with a major emphasis on the global, tier 1 carriers, infrastructure vendors and providers. Mike works directly with clients to help them understand and implement recommended strategies from Ovum research, his consulting experience and extensive enterprise services expertise. He is a regular contributor to Ovum’s enterprise research, provides analysis of industry, vendor, and product trends including emerging managed services such as SIP trunking, unified communications, VoIP, SDN, video and security services.Mike has over 30 years in the telecoms and internet services industry including executive positions at large carriers, CLEC, and a data center provider. Before joining Ovum, Mike was a consultant advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise customers on business development, marketing and go-to-market strategies. This included the development, introduction, marketing and sales of data, voice and video enterprise services including advanced managed services. Mike was one of the first published authors to write about ISDN applications for IT personnel (Mastering ISDN by Sybex – 1997).Mike is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (BBA & MBA) and Columbia University executive management program.
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Clay Melugin (Moderator)

Clay Melugin (Moderator)

RMAC Technology Partners
Senior Partner

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Anatoli Levine (Moderator)

Anatoli Levine (Moderator)

Spirent Communications
Director, Product Management – DTBU

Anatoli Levine is Director of Product Management for Developer Tools Business Unit (DTBU) at Spirent Communications, responsible for developing strategy and product roadmap for the new M2M and IoT segment for enabling products for developers. Anatoli is also responsible for the portfolio of enabling technology products (WebRTC, VoLTE/RCS, SIP, IMS and many others) for developers of Unified Communications solutions. Since 2006, Anatoli is the President of International Multimedia Telecommunications Consortium (IMTC) – an organization facilitating interoperable implementations of multimedia communication technologies based on the open standards.Anatoli is a frequent speaker at various IoT and IP communication industry events and conferences, covering subjects of M2M, IoT, WebRTC, VoLTE, RCS, standards and interoperability. He contributes to the Spirent and IMTC blogs.Prior to Spirent Communications, Anatoli was Director of Product Management for Radvision, an Avaya company and prior to that, he lead the technical team providing engineering services and support for Radvision Technology products.
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Peter Propp (Moderator)

Peter Propp (Moderator)

Stamford Innovation Center
CMO

Peter is responsible for Marketing, Business Development, Strategy and many other aspects of the Stamford Innovation Center business. He is the emcee and interviewer for our events. He is always happy to talk to local startups. Peter spent much of his career at IBM Software Group, where he held a number of business development and marketing roles for the WebSphere brand. He was later VP, Marketing for Imaginatik.
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Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Doug Mohney (Moderator)

The HD Connect Project
Editor-In-Chief

Doug Mohney has clocked more than 20 years of experience in the ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) arena between working in real world businesses and writing about them.

His resume includes Editor in Chief, Telecom and Digital Media Group for a B2B emedia company and Editor-in-Chief at VON Magazine (the pulvermedia incarnation, not the Virgo one). Publications he’s written for over the past dozen years include Boardwatch, Mobile Radio Technology/Urgent Communications, The Inquirer, and VON Magazine, covering telecommunications, the Internet, and online video.

His hands-on/real-world experience includes stints at two high-tech start-up companies, one that went public (DIGEX) and one that didn’t (SkyCache/Cidera). Joining DIGEX as employee number 10 in 1993, Doug had a ring-side seat to the trials and tribulations of a fast growing, VC-funded startup doing the boom growth years of the Internet.
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Scott Scheuber (Moderator)

Scott Scheuber (Moderator)

US Cellular
Director, Product Management

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