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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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ABI Research

Ryan Martin

Ryan Martin
Senior Analyst

Ryan Martin is a Senior Analyst at ABI Research. He has spent the past several years covering machine-to-machine (M2M) and emerging mobile technologies - wearable tech, connected cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything (IoE) - with Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Prior to joining 451, Martin served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Before Mobile Future Institute, he held advisory, consultative and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Martin holds degrees in Economics and Political Science, with an additional concentration in Global Studies, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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ABI Research

Ryan Martin (Judge)

Ryan Martin (Judge)
Analyst

Ryan Martin is a Senior Analyst at ABI Research. He has spent the past several years covering machine-to-machine (M2M) and emerging mobile technologies - wearable tech, connected cars, and the Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything (IoE) - with Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Prior to joining 451, Martin served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. Before Mobile Future Institute, he held advisory, consultative and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Martin holds degrees in Economics and Political Science, with an additional concentration in Global Studies, from the University of Vermont and an M.B.A. from the University of New Hampshire.
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Accelerated Concepts

Jason Dorough

Jason Dorough
Senior Executive

Jason Dorough is a Senior Executive and Board Member for Accelerated Concepts. Jason is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the sales and sales support organization, as well as the company’s global sales plans and new channel development. Prior to joining Accelerated Concepts Jason served as the channel executive at IVANS, Inc. He also held various sales positions at IBM and AT&T. Jason earned a BS from the University of South Florida.
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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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Alcatel-Lucent

Frank  Ploumen

Frank Ploumen
Director Motive M2M solutions – IP Platforms

Frank Ploumen, Director of M2M solutions, has worked for Alcatel-Lucent for the past 16 years. His past activities in home applications, led Alcatel-Lucent to a CES 2011 innovations award for revolutionizing the delivery and management of connected home services.He started his career in Alcatel-Lucent at Bell Labs Belgium and came to California to drive xDSL product architecture during the mass broadband deployments. After this, Frank focused on the technology foundation for AT&Ts U-verse IPTV service. Mr Ploumen was a member of the Alcatel-Lucent Technical Academy, has published papers, contributed to standards bodies, holds multiple patents in the broadband access domain and has a MSEE degree from Eindhoven University of Technology, the Netherlands.
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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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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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Argus Insights

John Feland (Judge)

John Feland (Judge)
CEO and Founder

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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ATEK Access Technologies

Sherri McDaniel

Sherri McDaniel
President

As President of ATEK Access Technologies, Sherri is passionate about developing strong leadership teams, growing their skills and inspiring them to turn strategic initiatives into results that exceed customer expectations. With a degree in Electrical Engineering, an MBA, and more than 20 years of success in the high tech process instrumentation industry, Sherri knows how to harness the power of technology and teamwork. Sherri has spent that last several years helping customers connect their assets to the cloud to enable better business decisions, resulting in improved efficiencies and increased revenue. Her experience with TankScan, AssetScan and the ATEK Intelligence and Service Platforms has given her significant reach into the Internet of Things space, which is truly evolving rapidly. When she’s not focused on helping ATEK customers achieve their goals, she enjoys watching her three children challenge themselves with their various pursuits, which span everything from theatre and dance to lacrosse and snowboarding.
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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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BaseN

Anders Viden

Anders Viden
Vice President of Product Management

Anders Viden, VP of Product Management at BaseN, has far-reaching expertise in IoT and cloud-based M2M offerings, including such areas as Smart Energy, eHealth, Smart Building, Connected Car, Smart City, and industrial Internet management solutions. He joined BaseN after more than 10 years at Cisco Systems as Director of Product Management with extensive experience in network management systems, OSS/BSS, and emerging Smart Grid solutions. Anders Viden has contributed significantly with leadership and solutions incubation to TM Forum`s Internet of Things and Open Digital standards and best practices programs.
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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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CGS Advisors

Warren Ritchie

Warren Ritchie
Practice Leader, Growth Strategies and Architecture

During his 30+ year career to date, Dr. Warren Ritchie has emerged as a expert in leading corporate transformation in private and public sector companies. His experience has been gained in the functional areas of corporate strategy, marketing, finance, sales and information technology.Today, Warren leads the Strategy Services Practice at CGS Advisors’, a boutique strategy and innovation firm that readies clients for the connected world, institutionalizing innovation and general growth strategy realization. Warren assists corporate leaders in being brave as well as advising clients on dynamic market issues and strategic changes necessary to grow. His practice specializes in corporate and business strategies, wrestling with the questions “what business are we in”, and “how do we compete” respectively. Prior to working with CGS, Warren had a 24-year tenure with the Volkswagen Group of Companies where he held leadership positions in the United States, Canada and Argentina. For the majority of his career he has been a change agent, assigned to either initiate a new or transform an existing challenged function or department. He started his career in automotive by leading field sales & marketing organizations, eventually taking on “headquarter” responsibilities in almost all functions outside of manufacturing. He led corporate strategy at VW in both Canada and the United States for years before moving to the IT department eventually becoming CIO. He continues to advise automotive clients applying his unique perspective of strategy and IT.Warren holds a PhD in Strategy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MBA from Dalhousie University in Halifax, and a BA from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario.
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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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Cisco

John Oberon

John Oberon
Vice President, IoT Software Platforms

John joins Cisco as Vice President, IoT Software Platforms. John manages the development of platforms that enable developers and solution providers to access Cisco’s IoT infrastructure capabilities. John brings over two decades of industry experience delivering complete lifecycle solution frameworks across the software industry, from product design to development and business operations. With expertise in engineering discipline and scale and extensive experience building robust developer communities for software platforms – John will help enable and invigorate the IoT developer community.

IoT Systems and Software is critical to Cisco delivering Infrastructure, network, and platform services for IoT applications and SaaS offerings to run at the extreme edge/fog. The IoT Software application platform offers open APIs and application development environments for customers, partners, and third parties to design, develop, and deploy their innovative solutions.

Before joining Cisco, John was the Chief Architect, General Manager, and Vice President of Engineering at Mashery, an Intel business that is a leader in application programming interface services and governance. John brought Mashery additional focus on balancing business and technology needs and was uniquely skilled to lead Mashery’s engineering operations towards an enterprise-grade state that lead to a successful acquisition with Intel.

John spent time at Intuit where he was responsible for the Intuit Partner Platform’s infrastructure, data programmability, data correlation analytics, and SaaS solutions for both developers and customers. John also spent twelve years at Microsoft focusing on developer-facing technologies including MSDN, SQL Server, and High Performance Computing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.
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Clear2there

Tom Shafron

Tom Shafron
Chief Technology Officer

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 smart-premise services delivery platform, which forms the operational foundation for the company’s highly successful smart-premise solution offering to telecommunications services providers. 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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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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CPower

Rob Windle

Rob Windle
Executive Director, Strategic Alliances

As CPower’s Executive Director of Strategic Alliances, Rob Windle keeps a curious eye locked on the future. He is responsible for the development and management of CPower’s channels to market and works with channel partners to create and deliver networked solutions that bridge the technology and energy markets. For the last 20 years, Rob has worked with some of the most dynamic companies in the energy, enterprise software, and automation controls industries. He has spent his career finding solutions that help organizations leverage what they have today to meet and exceed their financial and sustainability goals of tomorrow. A Certified Energy Manager®, Rob sits on the Board of Directors for the Technology Association of Georgia, Smart Energy Society. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. Rob is an avid snowboarder who’s not afraid to go for the high-note on karaoke night.
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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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Exosite

Mark Benson

Mark Benson
CTO

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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GlobalLogic

Dr. Jim Walsh

Dr. Jim Walsh
Chief Technology Officer

Dr. Jim Walsh, CTO of GlobalLogic, has over 30 years of software product development experience and has played hands-on management roles in well over 300 product releases. After receiving his A.B. from Harvard, he earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from Duke University. Prior to GlobalLogic, Dr. Walsh held engineering management or executive positions at Rational (now IBM), NeXT, Apple and at Enterprise Software developers Chordiant (now Pegasystems) and E.piphany. Today, Dr. Walsh leads GlobalLogic’s innovation, architecture and technology practice initiatives with GlobalLogics 6000+ technical staff. Dr. Walsh has led the architecture of Big Data Analytics systems for startups as well as Fortune 500 clients.
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iControl Networks

Letha McLaren

Letha McLaren
Chief Marketing Officer

As Chief Marketing Officer, Letha leads Icontrol’s product and marketing initiatives, responsible for product investments and corresponding marketing strategies to grow revenue and deliver excellent customer experiences in the emerging connected home market. She brings more than 15 years of diverse marketing, product development, and business leadership experience. Letha came to Icontrol from Landis+Gyr, a leading smart metering and energy management solutions provider, where she was the General Manager of global deployments for Energy Management and Advanced Applications. Prior to that, Letha was the Director of Software Product Management at Cellnet Technology, a leading automated meter reading services provider. She also held roles at Schlumberger in their automated metering division. Letha has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Southern Tech in Marietta, GA and a Global MBA from the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA.
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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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Intertek

Matthew Nelson

Matthew Nelson
Business Development Manager

Matt Nelson is a Business Development Manager for Software and Wireless TestingServices at Intertek. He has over 11 years of experience in business development andValidation testing, including over 8 years at Intertek. Matt is an expert in the areasof application store creation, Quality Assurance Testing Services, and Software Sales, the Connected Home, Connected Car and Medical Applications are critical new areas of focus as technology continues to develop. He has provided guidance to several leading technology companies such as Microsoft, BlackBerry, Honeywell, and GM just to name a few. He holds a bachelor of Operations Information Systems Management from Pennsylvania State University.
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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

James Brehm (Judge)

James Brehm (Judge)
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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LFE Solutions

Robert Quintal

Robert Quintal

Mr. Quintal has twenty four years of experience in the Demand-Side Management and Energy Efficiency Industry. In 1991, Mr. Quintal initiated and formed the Energy Services Group at Eagle Electric Supply Company, (now Northeast Eagle Electrical Distributors division of Sonepar) to deliver energy-efficient products and services to ESCOs and end-user customers.In 1995, Mr. Quintal was a founding member of the start-up of Global Recycling Technologies, Inc., a recycler of lighting system components (now a division of Veolia Environmental Services).In 1996 Mr. Quintal was Director of Business Development for Lighting Retrofit Services of Lynnfield MA, an electrical labor outsource and virtual project management service provider developed and directed specifically to the ESCOs.In February of 1997, Mr. Quintal founded Lighting Resource Management Inc., a firm that specialized in specification, design and installation of energy-effective lighting systems. LRM quickly became the leading outsource service provider to National Grid; (formerly NEES Companies and its subsidiaries), as well as a Program Ally to NSTAR, A NYSERDA Business Partner, Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner and other utility programs in the New England area. LRM was acquired by Horizon Solutions in 2008 and Mr. Quintal assumed the position of Director of the new business unit.? Until January 1 2013, Robert M. Quintal was founder and Director of Horizon Energy ServicesIn this role, Mr. Quintal was responsible for leading Taunton MA based Horizon Energy Services (HES) business unit of Horizon Solutions LLC. HES was formed in 2008 with the acquisition of Lighting Resource Management Inc. of Newburyport MA and soon thereafter, the August 2011 acquisition of Teknikor Energy Solutions of Fall River MA.Working in conjunction with and contracted by local gas & electric utilities, Mr. Quintal uniquely positioned HES’ value proposition as an Energy Service Company (ESCO) that delivers integrated gas & electric energy efficiency projects to utility partners and end users. Under the direction and business plan of Mr. Quintal, HES has doubled revenue and profitability for 3 consecutive years. The HES team is now 28 team members strong and has attracted the industry’s top energy-efficiency professionals to its staff.
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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

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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Machina Research

Isabel Chapman (Judge)

Isabel Chapman (Judge)
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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MachNation

Dima Tokar

Dima Tokar
CTO & Head Analyst

Dima Tokar is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at MachNation, the leading insight services and application development firm for the Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, connected things, analytics and M2M. His primary areas of expertise are mobile marketing, product development and enterprise mobility, most notably in the Android and iOS ecosystems. Prior to co-founding MachNation, Dima held management positions in marketing and technology at Verivo Software, developing the next-generation, enterprise-grade mobility platform for the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) space. He has also held roles at Fiksu, a mobile app marketing and insight firm and at Eze Castle Software (now, Eze Software Group), a leading Order Management System (OMS) vendor for the hedge funds and traditional asset managers around the world. Dima holds a degree in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Business Administration degree in Finance from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
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MachNation

Dima Tokar (Judge)

Dima Tokar (Judge)
Co-Founder & CTO

Dima Tokar is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at MachNation, the leading insight services and application development firm for the Internet of Things, Internet of Everything, connected things, analytics and M2M. His primary areas of expertise are mobile marketing, product development and enterprise mobility, most notably in the Android and iOS ecosystems. Prior to co-founding MachNation, Dima held management positions in marketing and technology at Verivo Software, developing the next-generation, enterprise-grade mobility platform for the Mobile Enterprise Application Platform (MEAP) space. He has also held roles at Fiksu, a mobile app marketing and insight firm and at Eze Castle Software (now, Eze Software Group), a leading Order Management System (OMS) vendor for the hedge funds and traditional asset managers around the world. Dima holds a degree in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Business Administration degree in Finance from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management.
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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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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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NextEnergy

Dan Radomski

Dan Radomski
Vice President of Industry & Venture Development

Dan Radomski is the Vice President of Industry & Venture Development at NextEnergy, a Detroit non-profit organization founded in 2002 whose mission is to accelerate advanced energy technologies, businesses, and industries. Radomski leads the market and technology analytic efforts to support the growth of early stage and mature firms. He is responsible for industry outreach, market research, value chain analysis and technology road mapping of several energy market segments. The methodology of using industry analytics has received national recognition as a best practice to identifying US competitiveness issues andinforming regional and national economic development strategy.Radomski’s experience includes developing a clean energy value chain from the ground up,assisting the transition of many companies to successfully bring new products and manufacturing services to many clean energy markets. Radomski is responsible for helping Michigan manufacturing firms diversify, resulting in over $670 million in new business over three years.Radomski regularly serves as a keynote or panelist and is currently an advisor for the Department of Energy (DOE) Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative and the National Governor’s Association’s (NGA) clean energy economic development program. Previously, Radomski was co-founder of an innovative clean energy technology consultancy known as Kinetik Partners. Radomski is a graduate of Michigan State University with B.A. in Business Marketing.
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Numerex

Sridhar Ramachandran

Sridhar Ramachandran
CTO

Sri Ramachandran is a technology veteran with several decades of experience in the communication and IoT markets, bringing to Numerex deep industry experience in IP and mobile communications. Sri is passionate about the innovation lifecycle and has successfully led product teams from ideation to market. He most recently served as CTO of Utilidata, an IoT and data analytics company driving energy efficiency in the electric power grid. Prior to that, he was CTO of Telcordia/Ericsson Interconnection Solutions, where he launched and established a new mobile messaging business. He joined Telcordia after a successful tenure as CTO of NexTone Communications, which he co-founded and where he pioneered the Session Border Controller (SBC) – a critical component of VoIP networks. Sri is recognized as an industry thought leader and holds several patents for his work developing the SBC. He is also regularly sought out as an industry advisor in the communications space. Sri earned his B.Tech degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Madras, India and his MS in Computer Engineering from University of Cincinnati, USA.
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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 Systems Media

Rich Nass (Judge)

Rich Nass (Judge)
EVP/Brand Manager for Embedded/IoT

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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OWASP

Tom Brennan

Tom Brennan
Global Board of Directors

Tom Brennan is the Founder and CEO of ProactiveRISK and known for CATScan (Comprehensive Accurate Testing & Scanning). Tom is a proud Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and resides in Rockaway Township of Morris County, New Jersey with his wife and children. For over two decades Mr. Brennan has been a core member of the active information security community including OWASP Foundation since 2004 and today serves as a member of the Global Board of Directors. He also contributes as a advisor to the New Jersey Institute of Technology and other organizations including International Legal and Technology Association (ILTA), Center for Internet Security. Tom is just as comfortable ripping through packet captures, hacking web applications or speaking before live audiences as demonstrated at BlackHat, Hackers on Planet Earth (HOPE), ICCS / FBI Infragard, NYS Technology Conference and United States Secret Service, Electronic Crime Task Force and frequently at NYC Metro Cyber Security meetings.
Session(s):

Restaurant Technologies

Bruce Atkinson

Bruce Atkinson
Director of IT

Bruce Atkinson, Director - IT at Restaurant Technologies, is responsible for creating and delivering new technology strategies that support the company’s high growth rate. Restaurant Technologies’ foundation is cooking oil management and distribution. Additionally, Restaurant Technologies continues to expand and mature its Internet of Things platform used to manage various aspects of our oil management operation and positions us to continue expanding our business of creating Safer, Smarter Kitchens. Bruce has a broad technology and business focused background and has a passion for driving positive change within IT. Bruce has previously served in key IT leadership roles at various large and small companies including ThomsonReuters, UnitedHealth Group, and Great Lakes Higher Education. He holds a MBA, in Finance and International Business, from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN and a Bachelors of Science in Math and Computer Science from Mankato State University, in Mankato, MN.
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Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories

Tim Munro

Tim Munro
Market Manager - Computing Systems

Tim Munro joined Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories (SEL Inc.) in 2014. SEL partners with customers around the world to ensure the safe, reliable, and economical delivery of electric power. SEL designs, manufactures, and supports a complete line of products and services, ranging from generator and transmission protection to distribution automation and control systems. As Market Manager- Computing Systems, Tim works with the sensors, instrumentation, controllers, protocols and cybersecurity of the Electrical Power Grid. In the Industrial Automation industry for the last 25 years with Manufacturers and Distributors of Industrial Automation Technology, Tim has gained expertise in Motion Control, PLCs, SCADA systems and Communication Networks. Tim has taught Automation & Control courses at Sheridan Institute of Technology, and served on the executive of the International Society of Automation (ISA) Toronto Section, He has written articles for publications such as Industrial Process Products & Technology and Managing Automation. Tim has earned diplomas in Electrical Engineering Technology and Control Systems Engineering Technology,
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SECO

Gianfranco Comune

Gianfranco Comune
COO

Gianfranco Comune is SECO’s Field Application Engineer and Area Manager for America. Possessing a degree in Electronic Engineering Technology, various technical certifications, and many years of sales support and customer relations, he is a highly skilled and experienced technology professional. He has held many webinars, speeches and training seminars throughout the US. His experience, professional background and communications skills allow him to speak to a broad audience, from engineers and technicians to sales specialists and Makers.
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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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Senet

Dave Kjendal

Dave Kjendal
CTO & VP, Engineering

Chief Technology Officer & Vice President Engineering Dave Kjendal is a senior executive with over 18 years of experience in high-tech innovation management and complex product development. He is a successful leader of large multi-site teams that have delivered dozens of leading-edge LAN/WLAN product lines, embedded and application software designs as well as ODM and OEM development models with responsibility for research and design, product management and product marketing. Prior to joining Senet, Kjendal has held leadership positions with industry-related technology companies – Extreme Networks as Senior Vice President Engineering, Siemens Enterprise Communications as Senior Vice President, General Manager, and as Engineering Architect for Enterasys Networks. Kjendal received his Bachelor of Science in Physics from University of New Hampshire and Master of Science, Electrical Engineering from the University of South Alabama.
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Sequans Communications

Craig Miller

Craig Miller
Vice President of Worldwide Marketing

Craig Miller is responsible for driving Sequans’ global product and corporate marketing strategies. He is a technology industry veteran with an excellent track record in product management, marketing, strategic planning and business development over the course of his twenty-plus year career. He has successfully championed numerous silicon, system and software products targeting the wireless, computing, consumer electronics, and networking market segments. Prior to joining Sequans, Craig was vice president of product management and marketing at NextWave Wireless, where he was responsible for strategic marketing, product planning, product management, applications engineering and marketing communications for a portfolio of WiMAX and LTE chipsets. Prior to NextWave, he held numerous positions in product marketing, strategy, business development and product engineering at Intel Corporation and was director of marketing for the Wireless Networking Group, where he championed the first of several generations of wireless LAN silicon and modules at the core of Intel’s Centrino mobile technology platform.
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SIGFOX US

Allen Proithis

Allen Proithis
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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Solekai Systems

John Stafford

John Stafford
CEO

John is a 35-year veteran of executive level sales and marketing leadership across a wide variety of vertical markets including personal computers, IP-based retail payment systems, wireless networking, industrial sensor networks, telecommunications, and utility smart grid infrastructure. He has assisted large public companies and small start-ups to design and execute value-based product marketing and customer acquisition strategies with technology-based hardware and software products and services. In 2006, John was recruited by Sensus, in Raleigh to launch the Sensus FlexNet advanced two-way wireless infrastructure to North American utilities. John managed the team that closed over $1 Billion in long-term wireless contracts with water, gas, and electric utilities and propelled Sensus’ clean tech business to global market share leadership with 32 million endpoints under contract. In 2012, John was promoted to Executive Vice President to manage the overall Sensus North American business unit. Recently, Mr. Stafford was recruited by Solekai Systems in San Diego as President and CEO. John now leads Solekai’s 10X software design services business in North America focused on mission-critical, high availability digital media, connected health, smart grid, mobility and cloud. John provides pro-bono advice and mentoring to the San Diego technology start-up ecosystem through advisor relationships with the University of California, CommNexus, and selected Southern California venture capitalists. He is an outspoken advocate of personal and corporate generosity to local charities. John graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from Westminster College in Pennsylvania.
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Solstice Mobile

Lewis Lancaster

Lewis Lancaster
Director of Solution Delivery

Lewis Lancaster is a Director of Solution Delivery and leads the IoT Practice at Solstice Mobile, an award winning customer experience product development firm focused on developing solutions around emerging technologies. Lewis has delivered Innovation and Product Strategy for many Fortune 500 clients and currently provides continuity, learnings and best practices for delivery across all of Solstices IoT projects.
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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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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

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser
Senior Director, IoT Platforms, Product and Marketing

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser is the Sr. Director of IoT Product and Marketing for the Emerging Solutions group at Sprint. His team is accountable for the overall IoT Strategy, Products Management, Partner Management, Product Commercialization, Platforms and Marketing. He has over 25 years of wireless telecommunications management experience in product management, business development, strategic alliances and strategy. Prior to Joining Sprint, Mohamad served as the Sr. Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Virgin Mobile, he also headed the CDMA Product Management at Ericsson China.  Throughout his career Mohamad held various leadership positions at companies like Siemens, MCI, GTE and Qualcomm. Mohamad holds patents in EVDO technology. He and his family reside in the greater Los Angeles area in Southern California.
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Stanley Black & Decker

William Brown (Judge)

William Brown (Judge)
Director, IoT Architecture

Bill Brown is the IoT Architect for Stanley Black & Decker in the Digital Accelerator. Bill comes from AT&T Digital Life where is was t?he Lead Architect for the Services and Innovation team within Digital Life. He was responsible for the Architecture, Technical Design System, Data Flow across the tiers and Development of iOS/Android Mobile Applications centered on the Internet of Things (IOT), Home Automation & Security and Mobile Video Solutions. Prior to his time with Digital Life, Bill was part of the Innovation Team focused on IoT for media (converged services) and entertainment targetting AT&T U-verse. This team is now known as the Atlanta Foundry and is responsible for break through technologies and community outreach. Perhaps his greatest contribution to AT&T U-verse was the 2nd Screen Stragegy and software development framework. Bill conceived, built and sold internally the U-verse Enabled API & Framework. A very powerful and easy to use framework which allows developers to develop companion applications for the TV. This break through technology also allowed the user to download an application to their smart phone and seamlessly enable their TV in new and exciting ways. In addition to his experience AT&T, Bill worked in start-up companies and also founded and sold his own company. Over the years, he has been responsible for all phases of software development, including Project Management, Product Management, Architect and Development Manager. In addition to a B.S. in Computer Science, Bill also brings an MBA from Georgia Tech focusing on the management of technology. Bill has been awarded 23 Patents from the United States Patent Office. https://client.patentawards.com/att/public/bio.cfm?id=%269%2E%2C%230%5EP%3A%0A
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Starwood Hotels & Resorts

Jeff Fox (Judge)

Jeff Fox (Judge)
Digital Experience Tech Lead

I am Jeff Fox (@jfox015), a professional web developer by day and a proud husband and father of three little Foxies by night. I have almost 20 years of professional experience in web design and development, software engineering, technical project management and database engineering. I have worked for large Fortune 100 corporations with worldwide presence all the way down to small agency start-ups with ten employees or less. It is my diverse background and constant desire to improve my skill-set that has helped drive my career forward by bringing my organizational, creative and problem solving skills to benefit the great companies I’ve been proud to be a part of. Personally I have studied, written and performed music for over 20 years. I am a published independent comic book author and amateur writer. I volunteer my time to coach several youth sports programs in our home town and have served as a den leader for our local cub scouts pack as well. I enjoy getting outdoors by going to the beach, hiking, biking and spending lots of time with my amazing family.
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Storm Ventures

Ryan Floyd

Ryan Floyd
Managing Director

Ryan is a founding Managing Director of Storm Ventures. At Storm Ventures, Ryan focuses on enterprise IT and has primarily invested in SaaS (Crowd Factory / Acquired by Marketo, Digital Shadows, GuideSpark), mobile (Appcelerator, Splashtop) and cloud/infrastructure related companies (Hubpages, Kidaro/Acquired by Microsoft, Nubeliu, MetaCloud / Acquired by Cisco, SandForce /Acquired by LSI and Swiftstack).Prior to founding Storm Ventures in 2000, Ryan directed the business development activities at E-TEK Dynamics, an optics company that went public in 1998 and ultimately merged with JDS Uniphase in 2000. Prior to joining E-TEK, Ryan was with Summit Partners, a private equity firm, where he focused primarily on IT, including Summit’s investment in E-TEK Dynamics in July 1997.Ryan is active and works with Code2040, a non-profit helping Latino and black engineering students get Silicon Valley internships. Ryan received his B.S. and M.S. in Earth Systems from Stanford University.Ryan writes a blog Enterprising: A Collection of Thoughts on Enterprise IT and Venture http://ryanfloyd.org/
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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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Support.com

Chris  Koverman

Chris Koverman
VP, Engineering and Operations

Chris has over 20 years of experience in Engineering and Senior Management and joined Support.com as Vice President of Engineering and Operations in August, 2014. Prior to joining Support.com, Chris held numerous senior management positions including: Director of Engineering for the Workflow Cloud Line of Business at Citrix where he led development for the GoToAssist product line, VP Engineering at Casabi – a cloud content startup acquired by Broadsoft, Vice President of BusDev and Strategy for Dulance – maker of a next generation product search engine acquired by Google, and Vice President of Engineering at Clarent Communications Corp. Chris enjoys snowboarding, surfing, pretty much all other forms of exercise, playing the guitar, and spending time with his wife and 2 boys. Chris holds a BS in Biophysics from UC Berkeley and a BS in Computer and Information Science from UC Santa Cruz.
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Synapse Wireless

Kathryn Caspar

Kathryn Caspar
VP, GM of Synapse Lighting

Kathryn currently leads Synapses Wireless Lighting Controls and Solutions group, overseeing all sales, distribution channels and product development within the wireless lighting controls division. She also oversees the Marketing Department. Kathryn brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the Synapse team, spending a notable 12+ years with leading lighting manufacturer, Cooper Industries. Kathryn’s most recent role at Cooper served as the Director of Marketing & Product Management where she oversaw new product development, marketing communications, and B2B sales initiatives with customers such as Sears and Amazon.com. In addition, she led all marketing and product development for Cooper’s Halo Track brand, and served as Demand Manager overseeing Cooper’s Sales and Operational Planning Division. Kathryn’s career involves consistent contributions to new product development with successful launch campaigns resulting in robust revenue growth. Kathryn holds a Bachelors Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering, as well as a Master of Business Administration, both from Auburn University. In addition, she is a recipient of a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt.
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Synapse Wireless

Jonathan Heath

Jonathan Heath
Solutions Architect

Jonathan Heath has over 15 years’ experience in the design and production of networking equipment, with the last seven being concentrated solely on the Internet of Things. Starting out as a hardware and software design engineer for the telecom industry, Jonathan joined Synapse Wireless in 2008 and contributed to the development of the first generation of what would later become the SNAP embedded IoT platform. With the rapid growth of the Synapse customer base and applications, Jonathan has served several roles ranging from supervision of customer support teams, to exploration of emerging technologies as a Staff Engineer within the office of the CTO. Each of these experiences has integrated business and engineering functions to give Jonathan a comprehensive understanding of the challenges and promise of the Internet of Things. Currently he serves as a Solutions Architect, driving customer innovation by directly assisting organizations through complex technical and business architecture planning and implementation. Jonathan is inventor of a patented networking software related to traffic prioritization, and graduated first in his class from Mississippi State University (Go Dawgs!) with a degree in Electrical Engineering.
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T-Mobile USA

Michelle Fitzhugh

Michelle Fitzhugh
Business Development Manager

Michelle Fitzhugh, Business Development Manager for T-Mobile USA is responsible for cultivating business partnerships and executing strategic initiatives that enable the rapid growth we are experiencing in M2M and IoT. Michelle has spent the last 17+ years in the wireless industry, and continues to be passionate about the innovation and ever-changing landscape. Pragmatic, creative, client and solution focused, Michelle consistently over achieves in business results and expectations, winning T-Mobile Peak Performance Award ’14 & ‘15. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Michelle spent a successful 15 years at AT&T Mobility (during the mobile industry’s most significant growth period yet) serving in various roles and earning a variety of accolades throughout Enterprise Sales organization and as a District Sales Manager for Retail. Formally educated at CSU East Bay, Michelle continues to reside in the San Francisco Bay Area with her teenage daughter.
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Telemetree, Inc.

Ron Cook

Ron Cook
President

Ron Cook is an entrepreneur, investor, educator, and musician. He is currently president and co-founder of Telemetree, Inc. , an Internet of Things (IoT) company, headquartered in the high-tech Canvs office at Church Street Exchange. Prior to launching Telemetree, Cook was Program Director (Dean) for the Entertainment Business and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Master of Science degree programs at Full Sail University. A frequent lecturer on beacon technology and starting a new business, Ron is a Certified Financial Social Worker, helping college students and others develop personal financial plans for debt reduction and wealth creation. Ron returned to Orlando just over 10 years ago from an Atlanta-based private equity group, where he ran one of the firms portfolio companies. A serial entrepreneur and investor, he is currently an equity participant in several portfolio companies. An Atlanta native, Ron is a Beta Gamma Sigma honors graduate, with a Bachelor of Science in Management from the Scheller College of Business at Georgia Tech and a Master of Science in Psychology from California Coast University.
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Telit

Fred Yentz

Fred Yentz
CEO, IoT Platforms

Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market. Prior to ILS Technology, Fred Yentz served as Vice President and General Manager of RadiSys Corporation, a leading provider of embedded solutions for the telecommunications, enterprise data, medical equipment and the industrial automation marketplaces. While at RadiSys Corporation, Fred served in many capacities including the oversight of World Wide Sales, Marketing, Professional Service, Business Development in addition to General Manager of Enterprise, Communication and Commercial operating divisions. Fred also worked for IBM where he held various positions with responsibility for Engineering, New Business Development and Management. Mr. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM’s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic Universitys College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (1997) from the University of Miami.
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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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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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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

Mary Beth Hall

Mary Beth Hall
Director Global IoT Product and Development

Mary Beth Hall is the Director of Global IoT Product and Development at Verizon with responsibility for developing new products. In her recent role she manages the ThingSpace Platform, a web portal that brings together tools for developers/customers to build, test and bring to market new applications, with the goal of simplification and rapid time to market. Prior to this role, she was responsible for promoting the strategic path forward for M2M core products; as well as the negotiations with worldwide suppliers to deliver competitively priced modules and devices that run on the network. During her twenty plus career, she had a leading role in growing the Northeast Area channel distribution. She led the alternative distribution market, vertical marketing strategy and the core data products. As an experienced product marketer, she managed Global and Push to Talk for the Northeast Area. During her management, the Northeast Area was number one in sales for Global and Push to Talk for Verizon Wireless.
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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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Vestige Finance

Ken Brokaw

Ken Brokaw
Founder & CEO

Ken is the founder and CEO of Vestige Finance, a financial entity that focuses on assisting partners create an as-a-service or subscription based model. With years of experience in the finance industry he has shifted his focus strictly to the M2M/IoT space. By developing a subscription as a service document, Vestige Finance allows their partners to recognize 2-5 years of revenue up front and have more time to focus on increasing sales. He also has experience in managing a M2M/GPS tracking company where his own program has allowed him to find new and emerging business segments in the M2M space due to strong cash flow management.
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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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Moderator List

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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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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Sarah Nicastro (Moderator)

Sarah Nicastro (Moderator)

Field Technologies
Publisher, Editor-in-Chief

Sarah Nicastro is the Publisher and Editor In Chief of Field Technologies. In her role, Sarah is responsible for the editorial direction of both the print and online publications. Field Technologies is the premier resource for understanding the technologies and tools available to help optimize your mobile workers, service, and assets. Field Technologies provides service, transportation, utilities, and public works professionals with information on technologies including IoT, field service automation, fleet management, and mobile computing.
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Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

IoT Evolution World
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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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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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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Godfrey Chua (Moderator)

Godfrey Chua (Moderator)

Machina Research
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. 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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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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