Speakers


We are in the process of putting together a great event for FOG Computing Expo 2017 which will be taking place in Fort Lauderdale, Florida - February 7-10, 2017.

In the meantime, scroll down and checkout the Speakers presenting at the FOG Computing Expo 2016, Las Vegas event...



Phil Huber

Phil Huber

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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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Aeris

Drew Johnson

Drew Johnson
VP of Engineering

Drew Johnson is an engineering leader and technologist with more than 20 years of experience at both large and small companies. He started his career at Compaq Computer working on the first generations of mobile computing devices. Prior to Aeris, Johnson was Director of Engineering at Austin mobile startup SoloMio and VP of Engineering at mobile and messaging software company Openwave, where he oversaw a portfolio of products garnering $70M annually. He holds a Masters degree in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Illinois and has more than 20 patents.
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Aeris Communications

Syed Zaeem  Hosain

Syed Zaeem Hosain
CTO

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has over 32 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. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST) and represents Aeris at the CDMA Development Group (CDG). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
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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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Amazon

J. Michael Palermo

J. Michael Palermo
Senior Alexa Evangelist

Michael is an international speaker/trainer and has been evangelizing innovative technologies for nearly two decades. Michael’s current passion is empowering developers to create voice-interactive ‘smart home’ experiences with Alexa. Michael has authored technical books for WROX and has published online courses with Microsoft, LearnKey, and Pluralsight. Prior to Amazon, Michael worked at Microsoft as a Senior Developer Evangelist sharing cutting-edge web technologies to mobile app communities. Get Michael’s latest insights by following him on twitter via @palermo4.
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Argus Insights

John Feland

John Feland
CEO

John is the award-winning founder and CEO of Argus Insights, new type of market intelligence company, founded by tech industry veterans seeking to connect the dots between technology innovation and consumer adoption. Argus Insights sits between traditional research firms and social analytics companies to provide focused and actionable analysis on where consumers are taking the market, who is winning and why. John holds an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An expert in consumer response to technology, John is a frequent speaker and is quoted in major publications such as Forbes, WSJ, San Francisco Chronicle and industry trade publications.
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Arxan

Stephen McCarney

Stephen McCarney
VP Marketing

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AT&T

Chris Penrose

Chris Penrose
Senior VP, IoT Solutions

Chris Penrose is Senior Vice President of AT&T’s IoT Organization. He has responsibility for leading AT&T’s Internet of Things initiatives, which span several industries including automotive, agriculture, manufacturing, fleet management, asset tracking, healthcare, energy and consumer electronics.Mr. Penrose’s team operates on a global scale and drives the strategy and execution for connectivity, platforms, and end-to-end IoT solutions. From connected cars to connected cities, he has led AT&T to become recognized as one of the leading IoT organizations in the world.With nearly 25 years of experience at AT&T and its predecessor companies, Mr. Penrose has expertise in strategic planning, new product development, sales, marketing, distribution planning, and customer service.He has a BS in Marketing and a Masters in Business Administration from Indiana University. He is a member of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) Wireless Division Board, the Kelley School of Business Advisory Board, and serves as the chair of the Connected Living Board for GSMA. He is also a founder and executive advisory board member of the Together for Safer Roads coalition. He lives in Atlanta, GA with his wife Anne and their two children.
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BI Intelligence

John Greenough

John Greenough
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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Bsquare Corporation

David McCarthy

David McCarthy
Director of Products

Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Senior Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes.
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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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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
System 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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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
Vice President 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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Exosite

Mark Benson

Mark Benson
Chief Technology Officer

As Chief Technology Officer, Mark Benson navigates emerging Internet of Things developments and leads the company’s technology strategy to fuel its industry leadership and growth. Prior to joining Exosite in 2012, Benson was the director of software strategy at Logic PD, where he was responsible for leading software product development and setting the overall software strategy for the company. Over the course of his career, Benson has led highly-creative and multi-disciplined teams in the development of advanced embedded product designs for industrial, medical, aerospace, military and consumer industries. Additionally, he has authored the book, “The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems,” and several technical papers and articles, and he is a regular speaker at industry conferences. Benson holds a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Bethel University in Arden Hills, Minnesota, and a master’s degree in software engineering from the University of Minnesota.
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General Electric

Jeffrey Patton

Jeffrey Patton
GM Growth and Innovation, FastWorks at GE

Jeff Patton is the GM Connected Home Prod Mgmt & Innovation for GE Lighting based at Nela Park in Cleveland, OH. His responsibilities include leading the vision and strategy for the new connected home business and setting the course for the next 100 years of innovation. Jeff previously was the GM Fastworks Innovation and was an evangelist for design thinking and new business model developed as inspired by Lean Startup principles. In his first role at GE, Jeff led the development and execution of the North America Consumer Marketing strategy. Jeff brings extensive experience in marketing and line management for consumer channels with CPG, online services, and small domestic appliances at General Mills, AOL, Dyson, and Groupe SEB, as well as experience in commercial channels with scientific instruments, holding strategic leadership and engineering positions at HP/Agilent.Jeff has a Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is an active trail runner, sailor and snowboarder, and an avid supporter of the arts.
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Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

James Euchner

James Euchner
VP, Global Innovation

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HARMAN

Punit Kulkarni

Punit Kulkarni
Head of Marketing

Punit Kulkarni is the Head of Marketing for the Software Enabled Business Unit for HARMAN and is responsible for defining propositions, market development and implement go-to-market strategies for HARMAN. He has been a catalyst in repositioning HARMAN from just a consumer/auto brand to being recognized as IoT Services leader. Through large scale implementation of alliance programs, Punit has driven strategic market entries for HARMAN into Industrial, Oil & Gas, and Discrete Manufacturing with internet of things (IoT), intelligent cloud and machine learning.
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HomeGrid Forum

Donna Yasay

Donna Yasay
President

Donna Yasay joined the board of HomeGrid Forum and was elected president in March 2015. She is Business Development Director at Marvell Semiconductor.Donna has over 20 years’ experience in the telecoms industry working in engineering, sales and business development roles in both operator and vendor organizations, including AT&T, D-Link and Ikanos. She began her career as a systems engineer at AT&T and Internet Connect before going into technical sales at D-Link and gradually moving into business development roles at Netopia, Tzero Technologies and Asoka USA Corporation and now her current position at Marvell. Her previous roles in engineering, sales, network services and business development, means Donna brings a knowledgeable, broad vision to her role as leader for HomeGrid Forum. Her past experience in home networking in both LAN and WAN domains, fuels her desire to provide the consumer community with the right technology to enable a better quality of experience in their homes.
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iconectiv

Matt Lear

Matt Lear
Director of Product Management

Matt is the M2M and IoT Product Management Director for iconectiv with more than 17 years of experience in technology, business, and marketing for enterprise and consumer products. His business domain expertise includes M2M and IoT, Location-based services, network security, wireless telecommunications, and enterprise telecommunications management. Matt’s engineering background provides him a unique vantage point to bridge sales and technology processes.
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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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Ingenu

John Horn

John Horn
CEO

John Hon 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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Intel Security

Gary Davis

Gary Davis
Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

Gary Davis is Chief Consumer Security Evangelist. Through a consumer lens, he works closely with internal teams to drive strategic alignment of products with the needs of the security space. Gary also oversees Intel Security’s online safety education to educate businesses and consumers by distilling complex security topics into easily understandable and actionable advice. During his 5+ years at the company, he has held leadership roles in the consumer and enterprise divisions where he has helped shape various product portfolios and strategic direction along with advocating for cybersecurity education. Gary has appeared on several business, security and consumer lifestyle media outlets, including CNBC, NBC, FOX, and CBS Bay Area stations; and quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, CNN, Forbes, TIME Magazine, MSNBC, PC Magazine, CNET, CSO Magazine, and PC World. Prior to joining Intel (then McAfee), he held senior management positions for more than 15 years in technology companies. Gary serves on the board of directors of the National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA).
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IoT Evolution World

Ken Briodagh

Ken Briodagh
Editorial Director

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

Odealya Price

Odealya Price
Product Manager

Ms. Odealya Price – Product Manager – Itron IoT, has 10 years of IoT experience across the utility, mining and public safety. She received her B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Nevada-Las Vegas and is currently pursuing her Master’s degree in Energy & Sustainability Policy from the University of Denver. Residing in Raleigh-Durham, NC she is an active member of IEEE, Society of Women Engineers, and the National Society of Black Engineers
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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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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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KORE

Alex Brisbourne

Alex Brisbourne
CEO

Alex Brisbourne is CEO of KORE. He has more than 20 years of experience in the wireless, enterprise and fixed line networking and telecom industry. In his current role, he brings a uniquely qualified perspective from the front lines of applied machine-to-machine communications and embedded wireless. He speaks regularly at business and technology conferences and is frequently sourced as an expert on device communications in trade and business-oriented media. He sits on the Advisory Board of a number of technology companies in the USA and Canada.
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Luxerel

Gyan Tiwary

Gyan Tiwary
CEO

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Lynxspring

Marc Petock

Marc Petock
Vice President, Marketing

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and IoT movements pushing the industry forward and has contributed to transforming and changing the Intelligent Buildings and M2M (now IoT) industries. As Vice President, Marketing for both Lynxspring and its sister company, Connexx Energy, Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management, public relations and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives. Prior to Lynxspring, Marc was the Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications leader at Tridium. Previous to Tridium, Marc oversaw the technology practices for leading marketing consulting firms where he worked with leading software and communication companies. Marc is also a contributing author, noted speaker and recognized industry leader having earned several industry accolades. Marc serves on the board of directors of Connexx Energy and Project Haystack; is an advisor to the Realcomm Organization and a Contributing Editor to Automatedbuildings.com.
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Machina Research

Isabel Chapman

Isabel Chapman
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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MetTel

Max Silber

Max Silber
VP, Mobility

Max Silber, MetTel’s vice president of mobility, is responsible for the division’s overall operations and product strategy. Under his leadership, MetTel Mobile has won a number of prestigeous industry awards in 2015, including Partner of the Year Award from AT&T Partner Exchange™ and Enterprise Service of the Year Award from Best in Biz™. He was recently awarded the 2016 channel partners Circle of Excellence award, for the success he’s had with integrating MetTel’s mobility program into the partner channel. His 20 years of experience includes a variety of product, sales and business development positions with some of the world’s most innovative technology and telecommunications companies. Prior to joining MetTel, Silber served as senior vice president of business development for IDT Corp. Before that, he was vice president of business development at Net2Phone Inc., and held similar management positions at other companies including Amtel and GTE Spacenet Inc. A graduate of Babson College, Silber holds advanced certifications in technology from GTE, Cisco, Excel and NuEra.
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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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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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Nimbelink

Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe
CEO

History of building profitable businesses and successful teams, with 15 years executive leadership experience. Leadership and team building skills developed while serving 20 years in US Navy, executive operations and business development roles at Celestica and Logic PD. Scott is responsible for overall leadership of the company focusing on profitable growth. Scott has an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.
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Numerex

Steven Baker

Steven Baker
VP, Product Management and Marketing

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OneSimCard

Alex Filippov

Alex Filippov
CEO

Alex Filippov founded Long Distance Post, LLC in 1994 as a reseller of long distance phone services. In 1997, the company began on-line sales of prepaid phone card services. In 2003 Alex Filippov started Belmont Telecom, Inc., providing international and domestic origination and termination services. In 2007, Mr. Filippov launched international mobile roaming service under the brand name of OneSimCard , offering international travelers low cost reliable Voice, Text and Data services in over 200 countries. In 2013, OneSimCard expanded into M2M and IoT offering secure low cost data service in the USA , Canada, Mexico and over 150 other countries. All available services and rates can be found on www.OneSimCard.com Prior to 1990, Mr. Filippov worked as an electronics design engineer in Russia. He later worked for Medical and Scientific Enterprises Inc. and Signal Communications Corp in Woburn, Massachusetts.
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Online Trust Alliance

Craig Spiezle

Craig Spiezle
CEO and Executive Director

Craig Spiezle is a recognized authority on trust and the convergence of privacy, security and interactive marketing promoting responsible privacy practices, balanced public policy, end-to-end security and data stewardship. Spiezle champions best practices to help protect consumer trust and promote the importance of innovation meaningful self-regulation. Prior to OTA, Spiezle spent over a decade at Microsoft driving development of brand protection, anti-spam, anti-phishing, anti-malware and privacy enabling technologies. Spiezle championed digital inclusiveness and the impact of internet literacy and access and the importance of ad-supported services. Spiezle is on the board of the Identity Theft Council and past member of the FCC CSRIC and a member of InfraGard, the IAPP and APWG.
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Open Mobile Alliance

Joaquin Prado

Joaquin Prado
Director of Technical Programs

Joaquin Prado is the Director of Technical Programs at Open Mobile Alliance. Prior to joining OMA, Joaquin worked for Vodafone UK where he planned, defined, developed and implemented new products and services. In OMA, Joaquin is responsible for formalizing a series of program improvements across the organization. These programs range from lowering the cost of running the OMA Work Program to bringing in new tools and technologies, e.g. GitHub, XML Validation tools, etc. Joaquin is also responsible for the preparation and execution of OMA TestFests.
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Powerhouse Dynamics

Martin Flusberg

Martin Flusberg
CEO

Martin Flusberg has spent most of his career developing innovative technologies that address climate change; the first half in transportation and the second half in energy. Most recently, he was co-founder and President of Nexus Energy Software, a pioneer in delivering on-line energy and carbon analysis to consumers and businesses. Nexus — sold to ESCO Technologies (NYSE:ESE) in 2005 and now part of Aclara Technologies — evolved into a global provider of software solutions to the utility industry focusing on smart grid, smart meter, energy efficiency and demand-response. Martin was CEO of software companies Multisystems, Inc. and REALink SystemsCorp. and ran an energy software unit of TASC that later became Lodestar Corp., since acquired by Oracle. He has also served on the faculty of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT. Martin has an MSCE from MIT and a BEE from City University of New York.
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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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prpl Foundation

Art Swift

Art Swift
President

Art Swift is currently President of the prpl Foundation, a technology non-profit promoting the development of open source software for embedded computing. He also is CEO of CUPP Computing AS, a privately held supplier of mobile security devices. He has more than 25 years of executive-level experience in the tech industry, including CEO at low power chip-maker Transmeta (NASDAQ, TMTA), CEO of nanotech innovator Unidym, and Vice President of marketing and business development at MIPS, a leading provider of microprocessor IP.
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Q Advisors LLC

Michael  Crawford

Michael Crawford
Partner

Michael Crawford has over 20 years of investment banking and operating experience. During his investment banking career, Michael has executed mergers and acquisitions and raised equity and debt capital through both private placements and public offerings. Michael’s primary focus is on the telecom, media, and technology (TMT) industries, with a particular specialization in data centers, Internet of Things (IoT) and XaaS cloud-based businesses. Michael’s approach to deal-making combines strong analytical and communication skills with a belief that successful bankers are facilitators who develop creative, pragmatic and balanced solutions that meet the needs of buyer and seller, company and investor.Prior to joining Q Advisors, Michael spent five years with Level 3 Communications, a Fortune 500 telecommunications service provider, where he held leadership positions in Corporate/Business Development, Sales Management, and Marketing. Prior to Level 3, Michael was an investment banker with Prudential Securities in New York, as well as with two leading boutique firms in Denver.Michael has been actively involved with non-profit organizations in Colorado. He previously was on the Board of the Colorado Soccer Association, Parkinson Association of the Rockies and ArtReach. Michael received a B.A. in Economics from Lafayette College and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Qualesce

Andy Asaya

Andy Asaya
President & CEO

Over the past 25 years, Mr. Asava has acquired a unique blend of global business acumen and innovative technology competency, harnessed from his leadership roles across a number of industries, from start-ups to large global enterprises. His expertise includes:•Unified Communications•Cloud Services and SaaS solutions•Security•Enterprise workflow applications•Wireless mobility•Emerging technologies including IoT, Big Data Analytics, SDN and NFV.Mr. Asava has directed global strategic initiatives throughout the US, Canada, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hong Kong, Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, China and India, within vertical markets including: •Health Care•Telecom•Retail•Financial Systems•Higher Education•Department of DefenseMr. Asava’s roles in multinational companies, venture-backed companies and private-equity held companies have ranged from Research and Development, Solution Architecture, Product Management, Marketing, Business Development, Sales, to Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to forming Qualesce, Mr. Asava drove enterprise sales growth at GENBAND as the Senior Vice President of Enterprise Sales. Prior to GENBAND, he was the Vice President of Worldwide Sales and Business Development at Sipera Systems, a Sequoia backed Unified Communication Security company, which was acquired by Avaya. Mr. Asava began his career at Nortel Networks, where he spent sixteen years gaining in-depth knowledge in innovative and distributive technologies. He served as a trusted advisor to the top 100 global wireless carriers. He further expanded his global reach as an expat in Hong Kong and Paris. Other roles within Nortel included Chief Technology Officer (CTO), VP Business Strategy, PLM, Business Development, Marketing and R&D.Mr. Asava holds an MBA from University of Dallas in International Management, Masters and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of Michigan, certification from Carleton University in Product Development Leadership, and has been an Adjunct Professor at University of Dallas teaching Business-to-Business Marketing.
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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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Schneider Electric

Yann Kulp

Yann Kulp
Vice President, SmartSpace

Since 2012, Yann Kulp is Vice President SmartSpace at Schneider Electric, a $27 billion global leader in energy management solutions. He leads the strategic & commercial growth of residential & small commercial energy management solutions in North America. They deliver cloud connected customer engagement, energy efficiency and demand response solutions for homes, small buildings (banking, retail chains...), small businesses, utilities, smart cities and energy retailers. Prior to this role, he was based in the Paris HQ as Director, Communications - Residential & Commercial Controls for Schneider Electric EMEAS, and also held sales, marketing and strategy roles at Legrand and Schneider Electric in U.S. and Europe. Yann studied business in France, followed by an MBA at Syracuse University. He is based in Chicago with his wife and three children. Yann serves on the board of CABA.org, where he also chairs the CABA Connected Home Council. He is a board member of the Chicago chapter of the French-American Chamber of Commerce. Yann is an avid Lake Michigan user, including the Chicago Special Olymics Polar Plunge in March 2016 with a group of Schneider Electric colleagues (yes, jumping into freezing Lake Michigan water)
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SpinalCom

Jeremie Bellec

Jeremie Bellec
President

Jeremie Bellec is the founder and CTO of SpinalCom – a startup specializing in distributed intelligent systems. SpinalCom provide an integrated and flexible middleware for automatic data/object virtualization and replication in fog computing architecture. In 2009, Jérémie founded Structure Computation that became SpinalCom in 2015. For four years He designed, developed and commercialized is-sim (www.is-sim.com), a scientific SaaS plateform that provide reactive 3D web interface and real time automated object/data replication mechanism in order to enable the online use of scientific software (for HPC, High Performance Computing). Jeremie holds a Ph.D. degree in mechanical engineering from the Ecole Normale Superieure in France.
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SpinalCom

Sebastien Coulon

Sebastien Coulon
Managing Director

Sebastien Coulon is the Managing Director of SpinalCom, AI Software Vendor for the IoT. Sebastien has 16 years experience in the Software industry in international sales & marketing management at companies like PTC.SpinalCom disrupts smart devices control & management at the edge. Our software micro-platform (Fog node ready) brings intelligence closer to objects and users. It enables companies to create, test and industrialize rapidly IoT solutions, which are secured, scalable, with no Cloud dependance.
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Stanford University

Sudha Jamthe

Sudha Jamthe
Professor

Sudha is a champion for Girls Who Code and hosts mentor programs for girls at Devcamps and Hackathons. She believes that coding is a fundamental skill similar to reading for the future and inspires kids to learn coding with educational programs in schools and corporate partnerships.She has been a venture mentor at MIT and Director at Bay Area Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ Meetups. Sudha loves bringing entrepreneurs and companies together for knowledge sharing and building out Tech Innovations.Ms. Jamthe has guest blogged at Mashable, GigaOm and Venturebeat as a respected technology futurist. You can always find her latest opinions at coolastory.com, LinkedIn Pulse, Periscope and @sujamthe. She teaches the Social Partner class at UCSC Extension. She is an advisor for Blockchain University and Barcelona Technology School.
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Star Cloud Services

David Salisbury

David Salisbury
VP of Sales & Marketing

David Salisbury is the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Star Cloud Services. With more than 25 years of technology industry leadership experience within Star Micronics, he has been leading Star’s growth and innovation in the world of POS. Now a resident at Plug and Play Tech Center in Sunnyvale, California, Salisbury shares his passion for technology by mentoring start-ups and engaging the community as a speaker. He holds an Engineering degree from Auckland University of Technology.
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Tandem Running

John Canosa

John Canosa
CEO

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Tellient

Tristan Barnum

Tristan Barnum
Co-Founder

As a female CMO in her mid-30s, Tristan is a unique role model for any woman in business, and her experience in technology is a source of inspiration, particularly for those considering technology or marketing for their career.Tristan showed remarkable leadership and ambition early on as she co-developed a technology that earned her a patent at 21 years old. After co-founding and growing her first bootstrapped venture, Switchvox, to profitability with zero outside funding, she facilitated the successful sale of the company, staying on as a product marketing executive. The experience solidified her leadership skills and entrepreneurial mindset that is reflected in her marketing approach.
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The Weather Company

Mike Finnerty

Mike Finnerty
SVP/General Manager, Platform Products and Partnerships

Mike Finnerty serves as senior vice president & general manager of The Weather Company’s Data Platform business unit and head of global partnerships and business development. In this role, Mike oversees the design, development, distribution and management of new data driven features/services that drive more usage of The Weather Companys capabilities outside of its owned and operated branded properties such as weather.com, The Weather Channel network and Weather Underground.Prior to his current position, Mike served as vice president of web products for The Weather Company. In this role, Mike acted as general manager of weather.com and The Weather Channel desktop applications, overseeing all product management functions and P&L responsibilities for the world’s largest digital weather experience reaching more than 55 million unique visitors a month.Before joining The Weather Company, Mike spent eight years at Comcast as a key contributor to Comcast’s growth in both digital media and cable network development. Mike assisted in the formation of the Comcast Interactive Media (CIM) division and held various senior roles within CIM, including serving as vice president of product planning and operations, where he oversaw all product strategy, planning, and business operations functions for Comcast’s interactive product portfolio. Mike was also general manager of Comcast.net/Xfinity.com, Comcast’s subscriber portal and led teams focusing on monetization strategy and the development of strategic revenue partnerships with Yahoo! and Google. Prior to CIM, Mike was manager of business development for Comcast Programming Investments. He was directly involved in facilitating Comcast’s investments in Metro-Goldwyn Mayer (MGM); Comcast SportsNets in Chicago, New York and Sacramento; TVOne; PBS Kids Sprout and the acquisition of Tech TV. Before joining Comcast, Mike was a senior associate consultant for PriceWaterhouseCoopers’ Transaction Advisory Services group, focusing on merger and acquisition due diligence and financial modeling.Mike is a certified public accountant and graduated from Villanova University with a bachelor’s degree in Accountancy. He lives in Atlanta, GA, with his wife and three children.
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Trusted Computing Group

Stacy Cannady

Stacy Cannady
Member, Board of Directors

Stacy Cannady, CISSP, is technical marketing – Trustworthy Computing?TRIAD (Threat Response, Intelligence, and Development) for Cisco and a member of the Trusted Computing Group’s Embedded Systems Work Group. He also serves as the primary board member representing Cisco.Stacy has worked in the field of trusted computing for a number of years. As a subject matter expert in trusted computing, his responsibilities require an in-depth understanding of the trusted computing market, including advances in hardware and software security as well as vendor and customer market dynamics.Prior to his work with Cisco, Stacy was responsible for marketing leadership for trusted computing at DMI, IBM and at Lenovo. At IBM, he played a principal role in making the TPM standard equipment in ThinkPad and ThinkCenter PCs. This created competitive pressure in the PC market and led to broad market acceptance of the TPM as standard equipment in enterprise-class PCs. Stacy was also responsible for the security product strategy for IBM’s PC Division and for Lenovo for eight years. This strategy required subject matter expertise in firmware security, biometrics, smart cards, identity management, encryption and access control. Additionally, at Lenovo, he was also responsible for incident response and served as Privacy Manager for the Software & Peripherals Business Unit.
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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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Vaopto

Charles Li

Charles Li
President

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Velocity Growth

Jeff Belk

Jeff Belk
Managing Director

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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 Technology

Dale Skeen

Dale Skeen
CTO & Co-Founder

Dr. Dale Skeen is the CTO & Co-Founder of Vitria Technology. Dr. Skeen is a pioneer in Streaming Analytics, BPM, and publish-subscribe messaging, for which he holds more than a dozen patents. Dr. Skeen is an accomplished author, having contributed to numerous books and journal articles. Prior to co-founding Vitria, Dr. Skeen was the Co-Founder & Chief Scientist at Tibco Software, and has held faculty positions at the University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University. Dr. Skeen has a PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.
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VMware Inc

Shekar Ayyar

Shekar Ayyar
Corporate SVP of Strategy & Corp Development

Mr. Shekar G. Ayyar has more than 15 years of senior leadership experience in enterprise software, communications and semiconductors. He is currently Corporate Senior Vice President of Strategy & Corporate Development at VMware, Inc. In this role, Mr. Ayyar is responsible for aligning strategy and long-term planning across VMware businesses as well as managing the companys mergers and acquisitions, and strategic investments. Under his leadership, VMware, Inc. has executed on over 30 acquisition and investment transactions, including Nicira and Airwatch, both of which are key ingredients to VMwares strategy. Mr. Ayyar held senior roles at BindView Development Corp., Instantis Inc. and Lucent, spanning product management, marketing, and business development. He served as Senior Vice President of Product Marketing of Bindview Development Corp., since July 26, 2004. Mr. Ayyar joined Bindview Development Corp., from Instantis, Inc., where he served as a Senior Vice President of Services, Marketing and Business Development and Services since September 2003 until July 2004 and Vice President, Marketing and Business Development from 2000 to September 2003. At Instantis, he played a crucial role in crafting Bindview Development Corp.s strategic direction and managing a team of professionals to deliver products against the vision. Mr. Ayyar led Corporate Strategy and Business Development Functions of Lucent from July 1998 to January 2000. He served as a Consultant of McKinsey & Co., working with telecom and software clients in a wide range of strategic areas from July 1996 to July 1998. Mr. Ayyar earned a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology in Bombay.
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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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Moderator List

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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John Feland (Moderator)

John Feland (Moderator)

Argus Insights
Owner and CEO

John is the award-winning founder and CEO of Argus Insights, new type of market intelligence company, founded by tech industry veterans seeking to connect the dots between technology innovation and consumer adoption. Argus Insights sits between traditional research firms and social analytics companies to provide focused and actionable analysis on where consumers are taking the market, who is winning and why. John holds an S.B. in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, an M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University, and a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. An expert in consumer response to technology, John is a frequent speaker and is quoted in major publications such as Forbes, WSJ, San Francisco Chronicle and industry trade publications.
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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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Eugene Signorini (Moderator)

Eugene Signorini (Moderator)

Enterprise Strategy Group
Senior Analyst

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Chris Celiberti (Moderator)

Chris Celiberti (Moderator)

InField Group
CEO

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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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Keith Tamboer (Moderator)

Keith Tamboer (Moderator)

James Brehm & Associates
Vice President of Business Intelligence

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

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

SIGFOX US
President, North America

Allen Proithis is the President of SIGFOX North America and 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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Joyce Deuley (Moderator)

Joyce Deuley (Moderator)

Smart Texas Alliance
Founder & CEO

As an IoT analyst and content strategist, Joyce has spent the better part of the last five years examining IoT market trends, challenges and opportunities, and sharing the impact of what the IoT has to offer. Currently, Joyce is the Founder & CEO of a Texas-based, state-wide non-profit, the Smart Texas Alliance, that is looking to promote and elevate the IoT community in order to make Texas a “Smart State” via education, partnership development, and community engagement.
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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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Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Mark Thirman (Moderator)

Telus
Iot Strategy

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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