Speaker Schedule

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Dan Ortega

Sr. Sales Engineer, Alliance Corporation

Alliance Corporation

I specialize in LTE/5G RAN. Im also very proficient in all types of wireless technologies. Results-oriented, with emphasis on hunting for new clients, developing and cultivating my territory(s), client relationship/account management, strategic planning, business development, successes in the channel, marketing, and a solid understanding of service delivery. Technical savvy that understands how to present to the client/customer. Change agent who can enter new environments and produce clear-cut results. Excellent organizational and analytical skills; able to lead multiple complex initiatives with the capacity to adapt quickly to new ideas and situations. Exceptional verbal and written communication skills; proficient in developing a rapport with partners, customers, vendors, and colleagues. Sincere collaborator who thrives on challenges and emphasizes teamwork. Proven ability to quickly become an expert in new technologies; solutioning and architectural knowledge in LTE, Wireless Networks, networking infrastructure (including WLAN, WAN, WiFi etc), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), Collaborative/Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS), copper networks, Fiber networks, VoIP, IP, data centers, SD-WAN, cloud computing, security, and more.

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Rickie Richey

CEO, Altaworx

Ceejay Barber

Enterprise Account Manager, AMOP

AMOP

As an Enterprise Account Manager at Amop & Altaworx, I help large and complex clients achieve their business goals with innovative and customized solutions. I leverage my direct sales skills and CRM expertise to build and maintain strong relationships with key decision-makers and influencers across various industries and markets. Before joining Altaworx in May 2023, I spent four years at Rev.io, a leading cloud-based billing and customer management platform for communications and technology providers. I progressed from a Sales Development Representative to a Sr. Strategic Account Executive, managing a portfolio of high-value accounts and delivering sales presentations that showcased the value proposition and competitive edge of Rev.ios products and services. I contributed to Rev.ios revenue growth, customer retention, and market expansion, earning multiple awards and recognition for my performance and results.

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Chris Bentivegna

Director of Strategy and Innovation, AT&T

AT&T

With 20+ years of experience in wireless technology, Chris is a recognized thought leader in the 5G, IoT and mobile application space. Working across Commercial and Public Sector, Chris has tackled projects ranging from AT&T’s first ever Virtual Reality experience with Carnival Cruise Lines to building 5G Innovation environments for Higher Education. With a keen focus on the latest emerging technologies and applications, AT&T looks forward to helping Colleges and Universities harness the power of 5G.

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Alex Besen

Founder & CEO, Besen Group

Besen Group

Alex Besen is the Founder & CEO of The Besen Group LLC. He provides strategic advisory, business development, market research and training services in the mobile data industry. He has over 29 years of hands-on experience in the mobile industry working for operators and vendors in North America and Europe in numerous roles including business development, marketing, project management and finance. He has been working with mobile network operators in developing their digital transformation strategies, advising MVNOs and enterprises to launch their mobile and mobile data services. Previously, he worked at Ericsson with mobile operators on MVNO and UMTS projects in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He was also responsible for identifying potential partners and hosting workshops at Ericsson Mobility World (a mobile data laboratory) where developers create, optimize and commercialize mobile applications. Prior to this position, he was employed at T-Mobile USA (formerly known as Omnipoint Communications) where he was responsible for partnerships, and joint ventures and provided billing, customer care, marketing and vendor financing solutions to mobile operators. He began his mobile career with Pocket Communications based in Washington, DC where he managed the company’s auction activity for C-block spectrum licenses as well as other activities associated with market research, market segmentation, pricing plans and market distribution strategies. He holds a BS degree in Management from the University of Tampa and an MBA degree in International Business from the American University. He is fluent in French, Turkish and proficient in Italian.

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Jason Ashton

CEO/President, CallPass, LLC

CallPass, LLC

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Keith Robinson

Deputy Commissioner, City of Atlanta Dept. of Public Works

City of Atlanta Dept. of Public Works

Keith Robinson is a visionary and accomplished creative senior-level strategy executive with 20+ years of experience in transforming strategic plans into workable solutions. Mr. Robinson has served in several roles at the City of Atlanta. Currently, he is the Deputy Commissioner for the Department of Public Works (DPW). The department is currently going through innovative change with the use of technology and new business practices to improve operational efficiencies and improve outcomes for residents. Prior to his current role, Mr. Robinson served as the Deputy Director for the Mayor’s Office of Innovation and Performance. In this role, Mr. Robinson was responsible for providing tactical support for the development of the City’s budget. His team was also responsible for citywide financial and operational performance. During his tenure he has worked closely with City department heads to develop strategic initiatives. In addition, Mr. Robinson has worked on groundbreaking projects that include connected vehicles, smart cities, smart homes, mHealth, public/private partnerships, big data, public financing, and cybersecurity just to name a few. In the private sector, Mr. Robinson was global director for a consulting firm. His client based ranged from start-ups to Fortune 500 companies. He brings a considerable amount of experience in various industries such as: oil/gas, industrial automation, intelligent buildings, supply chain & logistics, telecommunications, electronic manufacturing, water/wastewater, transportation, and government. This insight gives him a comprehensive view on various best practices, business models and insight on trends that will shape society in the future. He is a graduate of Fisk University and currently resides in the Atlanta area with his wife and kids.

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Robert LaFrance

Client Account Director, Consult Red

Consult Red

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Marc Josephson

CEO, CORIS Monitoring

CORIS Monitoring

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 spinoff of that project). Granted two patents on IOT network security, used by CORIS Speaker at technology industry conferences.

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Jonathan Fischer

VP of Business Development, Cradlepoint

Eric Lunn

Director of Commercial Sales, Southeast, Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

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Carl Ford

CEO and Founder, Crossfire Media

Greg Welch

CEO, CyberProtonics

CyberProtonics

Greg Welch is a highly dynamic and seasoned technology entrepreneur, executive, and operator renowned for visionary leadership across telecom, media, tech, cybersecurity, satellite, and consumer electronics. He is the CEO and Founder of CyberProtonics, a groundbreaking cybersecurity company at the forefront of quantum resistant encryption technology. He is leading its strategic growth and global expansion, setting new cybersecurity sector benchmarks. With 25+ years’ experience, he has led companies with hundred-million-dollar P&Ls, fostering innovation, and successfully venturing into new markets with disruptive technologies. He has created more than 14 startups, with 6 remarkable exits, cumulatively generating billions of dollars in shareholder value.

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Wayne Hom

CTO, CyberProtonics

Larryi Ding

COO, CyberProtonics

CyberProtonics

CyberProtonics Co-Founder and COO Larryi Ding is a technology visionary behind advances in the PQC, IoT, 5G, cloud, SaaS, AI, payment, management consulting and semiconductor sectors. Larryi serves on the board of AI analytics innovator Datasee.ai. As AT&T Global Alliance VP of Business Development, he established major cloud partnerships and global enterprise strategy, incubated Network Edge Computing practices, and established its 100+ carrier global IoT platform mobility business. He held leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent, Booz Allen Hamilton and Mitsubishi Electric, and holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a BS in Engineering with Highest Honors from UC Berkeley.

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Kelly Wingham-Dyson

CEO, Data Activation Center

Data Activation Center

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Cameron Powell

CTO, Datablaze

Datablaze

Cameron Powell, Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Datablaze since 2004, is a driving force behind the companys wireless innovation journey. As the CTO, Powell has played a pivotal role in shaping the companys trajectory. His leadership has been instrumental in the design and development of Datablazes flagship GPS TechTrack platform, revolutionizing technician tracking for the MSP and IT industry. Notably, Powell spearheaded the creation of the cutting-edge connectivity and endpoint management platform, VOYAGER, showcasing his commitment to advancing wireless solutions. With a career dedicated to pushing technological boundaries, Powell continues to lead Datablaze into the forefront of the telematics and connectivity industry.

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Bill Kirk

Senior Vice President, Business Development, DataStreamIoT

DataStreamIoT

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Mike Anderson

Sr. Director of Product Management, GetWireless

GetWireless

Mike Anderson is the Sr. Director of Product Management with specific responsibilities for managing the Peplink and Simplifi lines. His background is in cellular connectivity focusing on IoT, business continuity, and cloud solutions. Mike is customer-oriented with strong technical acumen related to IoT/M2M solutions. Mike is an avid runner and enjoys being involved with his daughters’ competitive dance, playing the role of prop dad.

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Terra Bastolich

CMO of Marketing, GetWireless

GetWireless

Terra Bastolich is the Chief Marketing Officer with responsibility for corporate business development and marketing communications. Terra is a true advocate for IoT technology and has held strategic leadership roles in sales and marketing for key hardware providers in IOT. She is an industry veteran and has been recognized by numerous industry publications for her thought leadership in the wireless industry; including Connected World’s “Women of M2M” and “IOT Now Magazine”. Terra also takes a personal role in a notable non-profit (Safe Haven Foster Shoppe) raising awareness and funding for essentials and clothing for foster children.

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David Smith

Vice President, IoT Solutions, GetWireless

GetWireless

Dave Smith is the Vice President of IoT solutions with responsibility for technical advisement and thought leadership around products, solutions, and services; both inside and outside of the GetWireless portfolio. Dave is a tenured information technology professional skilled in LPWAN, IoT, Wireless Technologies, Telecommunications, Software Development, Testing, and Embedded Systems. David began his career at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory and prior to joining GetWireless served as CTO and Director for two Innovative IT and IoT hardware manufacturers in the Twin Cities area.

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Craig King

VP of Technology, GetWireless

GetWireless

Craig King is the Vice President of Technology with responsibility for technical advisement and thought leadership around government solutions, and channel partner enablement. Craig is an experienced business development professional, with professional skillsets in government and mobility solutions, Wireless Technologies, CBRS and Private networking. Craig started his career with a Juris Doctor (JD) from Baylor University School of Law and prior to joining GetWireless served as Executive VP of DiscountCell. Craig also enjoys being a hobby mechanic, boating, racquetball, and supporting his four children in school and sports.

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Sean Cooper

Dir. of Business Development, GetWireless

GetWireless

Sean Cooper is the Sr. Director of Business Development supporting all aspects of the GetWireless GetConnected program including sales, business development, and operational responsibility. Sean is a long-time wireless veteran, having supported and sold to multiple tier 1 US Carriers while enjoying successful sales leadership roles for multiple smartphone OEM’s. An award-winning salesperson, Sean brings his extensive carrier knowledge and a strong history of building and influencing sales channels to the GetWireless team.

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Ben Harding

Dir. of Business Development, GetWireless

GetWireless

Ben Harding has business development responsibility for the Peplink suite of products and services within GetWireless. His day-to-day activities are focused on expanding knowledge and opportunity within Verizon, a leading US wireless carrier. Ben brings over two decades of technology experience with the majority of that history in the wireless industry. His previous roles have included responsibilities in B2B technical sales, sales leadership, and sales enablement. Ben resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife and 3 kids.

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Eric Vaughan

CEO, GFI Software / Ignite Tech

GFI Software / Ignite Tech

Eric Vaughan, CEO of IgniteTech and GFI Software, is a visionary leader at the forefront of the AI revolution. With over 30 years of experience in the technology industry, Vaughan has founded and led three software companies, demonstrating a deep understanding of the transformative power of technology. In recent years, Vaughan has become a vocal advocate for AI-first thinking, recognizing the urgency of this paradigm shift for businesses. He believes that AI is not just an exciting development but a necessity for companies to remain relevant in the rapidly evolving technological landscape. His passion for AI is not driven by mere excitement but by a deep-seated belief that if businesses do not adapt, they risk being left behind. Vaughans commitment to AI transformation is evident in his bold initiative of AI Mondays, where the entire company dedicates one day solely to Gen AI—no calls, no visits, just pure innovation. This initiative is a testament to his belief in the transformative power of AI and his commitment to driving its adoption within his companies. Vaughans journey is a testament to the urgency of adopting AI-first thinking and the transformative power of AI in business. His leadership and vision have positioned IgniteTech and GFI Software at the vanguard of the AI revolution, demonstrating the potential of AI to transform businesses and industries.

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Dan McDuffie

General Manager, Granite Mobility, Granite Telecom

Granite Telecom

Dan McDuffie is a growth and strategy leader with over 25 years’ experience in the Telecom space. Formerly President of Interoute Telecommunications’ North American business (now part of GTT), Dan went on to lead Wyless, an early pioneer in Global Managed IoT Services. As CEO of Wyless Dan grew the business from a small UK-based SIM provider to a global MSP managing millions of IoT Connections via 18 Mobile Operators in North America, Europe, and Brazil. Wyless sold to Abry Partners in 2015 and is now part of Kore Wireless. After a stint in Private Equity with Great Hill Partners, Dan joined Granite in late 2017 to run a newly formed wireless business unit, initially focusing on fixed wireless and then branching out into Managed Mobility. As an end-to-end Wireless MSP, Granite has won 3 Solutions Provider of the Year awards from Cradlepoint in the past 4 years and has grown over 1,000% in revenue during that same time, today accounting for over 20% of Granite’s year-over-year revenue growth. Dan is a lifelong Boston resident and Boston University Graduate, is an avid Boston sports fan and water sports enthusiast.

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Allen Proithis

CEO, GXC

GXC

Allen Proithis is chief executive officer of GXC, a leading provider of an award-winning, private enterprise 5G networks, and the world’s only provider of private cellular mesh technology. In this capacity, he is responsible for all corporate strategy, product development, go-to-market activities and operations. Before joining GXC, he founded Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients interested in Digital Transformation enabled by mobile, IoT, software and managed solutions. Among his successes at Capstone was the creation of 5G optimized applications for one of the first US Department of Defense private 5G network deployments. Prior to Capstone, Allen was president of Sigfox North America, where he formed a high-performance team that built a successful IoT business with top enterprises while providing wireless coverage for over 70M people across the US. In addition, Allen created Convida Wireless, a $155M IoT joint venture with Sony & InterDigital, serving as chairman. Before that, he oversaw the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared spectrum and video content management solutions for InterDigital, and led strategy and business development for HP’s global Smartphone & Tablet division, which included the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.

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Evan Tomlin

CTO, Hyperion Partners

Hyperion Partners

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Todd Beals

Associate Director, Iridium

Iridium

Todd Beals has over three decades of real world experience in the entertainment and technology industries with degrees in music, sound recording and business. He works internationally as a wireless executive with an extensive background in audio/video production, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Currently, he’s the Associate Director of the Americas at Iridium Satellite where he manages strategic SATCOM accounts and actively expands the channel partner ecosystem. Permanently based in Charleston, SC, USA, he considers himself blessed with a beautiful wife and three wonderful children. In his spare time he performs regularly on trumpet with various jazz bands and passionately manufactures and sells his gourmet BBQ sauce @ SWAMPtonic.com.

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James Brehm

Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm & Associates

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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Goldy Bhowmik

Manager - Smart Home & IoT, Kohler Energy

John Wood

Global Key Account Manager, Libelium

Libelium

John Wood holds a degree in electronic engineering from De Montfort University (Leicester, UK). After working for 10 years in real-time embedded firmware development he has forged a 20+ year career in worldwide sales and business development in the telecoms and security sectors, in companies such as Siemens, Scati and now Libelium, a leading IoT solution manufacturer with projects deployed worldwide. John engages with stakeholders and channel partners in the North American market to discuss how Libelium’s IoT solutions can help to solve problems in the Environmental and Smart City domains, with the objective of improving sustainability, efficiency and quality of life.

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Alban Sanchez

Chief Technician & Innovation Officer, LinkAmerica

LinkAmerica

Alban Sanchez is the Chief of Technology and Innovation Officer of LinkAmerica. He has a background in electronics engineering, research, and development for the telecommunications industry and, during the last decade, founded and became CEO of a company called Lantern Technologies - later acquired by LinkAmerica -. His company specialized in the development of Industry 4.0 software applications, the Internet of Things (IoT), data science, and artificial intelligence technologies. He has been a speaker in different national and international forums - including twice TEDx talk speeches - and has contributed technically and commercially to the creation of innovative technological products on industrial automation, smart agriculture, and smart cities.For more than 20 years he also served in several positions on the Foreign Trade Promotion Agency of Costa Rica (PROCOMER), including being a board member and General Manager ai. He led strategic planning, innovation management, multiple technological projects, and several restructuring processes, which resulted in an evaluation and later recognition from the World Trade Organization WTO to PROCOMER as the best trade Promotion Agency in the world.His combined experience in entrepreneurship, international trade, technical design, product development, and commercialization gives him an end-to-end and high-to-low-level view of the management processes involved in launching new products in the technological sector.

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Akshay Sharma

Chief Technology Evangelist Accure.AI, Cybersecurity Advisor, Lionfish Tech Advisors

Lionfish Tech Advisors

Former Gartner Analyst having authored or co-authored over 280 research notes, on emerging technologies like Value Stream Management/Delivery Platforms, SD-WAN with SASE, AIOps, 6G, Blockchain, IoT, etc. in the past decade. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, etc. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms. Currently a Cybersecurity Advisor at Lionfish Tech Advisors, and Chief Technology Evangelist at Accure.AI in the Industrial Applications and IoT space with AI/ML solutions.

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Catherine Caruana-McManus

Digital Sales & Strategy, Meshed

Meshed

Catherine is a Co-Founder of Meshed, an Australian based IoT solutions company, the Founder of Giant Ideas for Smart Cities and a Founding Director of the IoT Alliance Australia. As a leader in smart cities and digital transformation, Catherine is an engaging speaker at major global conferences & has been awarded prestigious industry awards including the IoT Ambassador Award and Smart Cities Industry Leader by Smart Cities Council. In 2023, Meshed was awarded the SME Innovation Award for their nCounter People Counting Solution by the Communications Alliance. Prior to Meshed, Catherine was the Director of Smarter Cities for IBM and has held other Executive positions for KPMG, MC2 Consulting, Telstra and PMP Communications. Catherine is currently an Advisory Council Member of the Asia Development Bank Sustainable Cities Committee. Earlier in her career Catherine was a Strategic Planner for a major local government authority. Catherine holds university qualifications in urban planning, economics, telecommunications, management and applied finance. https://www.linkedin.com/in/catherinecaruanamcmanus/

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Paul McManus

Co-Founder and General Manager – IoT Solutions, Meshed

Meshed

Paul has over 30 years experience in the IT&T industry holding senior Sales and Marketing positions for some on Australia’s leading technology businesses including Dimension Data (now NTT), Data#3 and Upstream (Fuji-Xerox). In 2015 Paul started Meshed with two colleagues with a mission to provide expertise and systems integration services for the burgeoning Internet-of-Things (IoT) marketplace.Paul brings a wealth of experience in enterprise business development and now with Meshed has been engaging Enterprise and Government clients to address their Low Power Wide Area Network (LPWAN) needs and helping bring their IoT projects to fruition. Meshed has now successfully deployed more than 400 LoRaWAN networks and countless solutions, both public and private, across Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and recently, in the USA.

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Mahesh Patel

Senior Principal Consultant, Nokia

Chris Grove

Cyber Security Strategist, Director, Nozomi Networks

Joe Boccuzzi

Principal 5G Systems, NVIDIA

NVIDIA

Joseph has been designing cutting edge technology enabling digital communications for over 30 years. He has worked for companies such as Bell Labs, Infineon, Intel, Broadcom and is now with NVIDIA !! Joseph is a Principal 5G Architect defining Hardware/Software solutions to enable 5G/6G and AI evolution. He has over 50 Patents, 20 publications including authoring 2 Books and co-authoring an additional 2.Has taught at NYU School of Engineering and continues to teach Digital Signal Processing & Wireless Communications through continuing education courses. His passion is to define new technology to enrich our lives.

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Don Malloy

Chairman, OATH Initiative

OATH Initiative

Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. OATH is an industry alliance that has changed the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication used by most companies today for their Multi Factor solutions.Don has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a security technology consultant working with companies and assisting with their security and authentication business. He is also the Founder of the Symposium on Securing the IoT which is a series of conferences focused on IoT Security. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security (Idemia) and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Infineon Technologies. Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has M.S. level degrees in Organic Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He resides in southern California and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, kayaking and constantly learning what this beautiful world has to offer.

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Josh Cox

CEO, OXIT

OXIT

Josh Cox is an experienced entrepreneur and leading IoT engineering design expert. Upongraduation, Josh garnered invaluable experience as CEO of Red Wire Logic, LLC. He later became VPof Engineering for Halo Smart Labs where he led the engineering team to develop an innovativeIoT smoke alarm for deployment in dense urban areas of Nigeria. Now, as the CEO and Co-founderof Oxit, LLC, he has established the organization as a globally recognized leader in IoT development,built upon his values and reputation as a leader dedicated to the happiness of his employees,recently being selected as one of Charlotte’s 2022 “Most Admired CEO’s.”from UNCC, Josh garnered invaluable experience as CEO for Red Wire Logic, LLC. Following RedWire Logic, Josh became VP of Engineering for Halo Smart Labs where he led the engineeringteam to develop an innovative LoRaWAN-based smoke alarm for deployment in dense urbanareas of Nigeria and a smart smoke alarm with carbon-monoxide & weather capabilities. Halowas awarded Best Indoor Living Product at IBS 2016. He later organized and managed a groupof Halo alum’s, which provided on-location engineering services in China, developing andlaunching an array of IoT designs and products. Recognizing the LoRa potential and thecollective unique expertise at hand, he organized and started the current Oxit, LLC business in2017, and has led its development to 3x revenue year over year, as a world-wide recognizedleader in LoRaWAN development. Josh was recently recognized as one of Charlotte’s 2022“Most Admired CEO’s

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Manuel Orduño

Solutions Architect, Particle Industries

Particle Industries

Manuel Orduño is a Solutions Architect at Particle, where he helps customers design successful products using Particle’s edge-to-cloud IoT platform. Manuel has a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Universidad del Valle de México, with a background in electronics and automation design for the Food and Beverages industry.

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Lee Petro

Special Counsel, Pillsbury Law

Pillsbury Law

Lee brings over 25 years of experience advising clients before the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, Congress, and state public utility commissions. His focuses include regulatory compliance, emerging technologies, transactions, and intellectual property. Lee represents broadcasters, wireless, and satellite companies on transactional matters, including mergers and acquisitions and spectrum leasing. Lee also works with innovative consumer and industrial product companies to obtain FCC approval for new uses of spectrum through experimental licensing, and obtaining equipment authorizations for new products. Lee is past President of the Federal Communications Bar Association (FCBA), past Chair of the FCBA Foundation, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Washington Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs.

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Michael Skurla

Chief Product Officer, Radix IoT

Robert Spalding

CEO, SEMPRE

SEMPRE

SEMPRE is led by Dr. Rob Spalding, Brig Gen USAF (ret), former senior director of strategy at the National Security Council, White House. He is supported by a team of experienced industry veterans. SEMPRE is a continuation of his vision of secure digital infrastructure created while at the NSC. Rob has served in senior positions of strategy and diplomacy within the Defense and State Departments for more than 26 years, retiring as brigadier general. He was the chief architect for the current widely praised National Security Strategy and the Senior Director for Strategy to the President at the National Security Council. Rob’s innovation while serving in the White House has led to a reset in national security and public policy regarding telecommunications in the US as well as globally. Rob has written extensively on national security matters. His academic papers and editorial work are frequently published and cited, both nationally and internationally. He has been interviewed about the economy and national security on FOX News, BBC, OAN and CNBC, as well as numerous radio and YouTube channels, both nationally and internationally. Rob is a skilled combat leader and a seasoned diplomat. Under Rob’s leadership, the 509th Operations Group—the nation’s only B-2 Stealth Bomber unit—experienced unprecedented technological and operational advances. Rob led his team through complex B-2 technological issues all the while achieving tremendous results at little to no cost to the government. He is a former China strategist for the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Joint Staff at the Pentagon, as well as having served as the senior defense official and defense attaché in Beijing. Rob’s relationship with business leaders, fostered during his time as a Military Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, allowed him to recommend pragmatic solutions to complex foreign policy and national security issues, now driving positive economic outcomes for the nation. Rob is an Olmsted Scholar, a Life Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, Washington, D.C., as well as a Senior Associate Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society of London. He has lectured globally, including engagements at European Cybersec 2019, KAS-ASPI, S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies in Singapore, and Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory. He holds a doctorate in economics and mathematics from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.

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Tom Wainman

Director, Enterprise Sales, Senet

Senet

Tom Wainman brings close to 30 years of wireless technology experience to Senet. Prior to Senet, Tom enjoyed a history of driving growth and incremental market share in Fortune 500 companies with Nextel, Sprint, and AT&T. Tom took his wireless carrier knowledge to the largest wireless infrastructure provider, American Tower, where he was very successful in securing long term wireless infrastructure agreements with Large Public Venues, Convention Centers, Arenas, Racetracks, Casinos, Malls, and Hotels to design, deploy, and maintain neutral host distributed antenna systems. Tom is a graduate of Providence College. Prior to jumping into wireless technology, Tom was CH-47 pilot in the US Army, a Small Business Owner, Actor, and Real Estate Professional specializing in Section 1031 Tax Deferred Exchanges.

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Eric Schummer

CEO, Senzary

Senzary

Originally known as a pioneer in the VOIP world and with over 30 years of technology, telecom and industry experience, Eric Schummer Is now the CEO of Senzary. Senzary solves several problems for enterprises and distributors by minimizing or even eliminating the barriers to deployment through its plug-and-play, pre-staged solutions in close partnership with hardware and platforms required to convert ideas into IOT insights and outcomes. An example of this is predictive maintenance: When any business has unplanned machine stops and relies on expert analysts, its expensive and doesnt provide real-time monitoring and diagnostics, which can devastate their business. Senzary provides automated cloud-based predictive maintenance solutions to ensure peak operational efficiency. Our clients enjoy peace of mind with real-time monitoring and diagnostics without needing an expert analyst or costly, time-consuming implementations. Our clients are up and monitoring in minutes!

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Grant Kyle

Director Strategic Partnerships, Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless

Live in Colorado with wife Katie and three boys : Noble, Bear and Shepherd.Hobbies include: motorcyles, camping, overlanding, hiking and fishing.Decade in public safety as a sworn peace officer before a corporate career in technology solutions.Honored and excited to be part of the Sierra Wireless organization.

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Allen Boone

CEO, Simetric

Simetric

Allen Boone joined Simetric as CEO & Co-Founder in 2019, growing from 0 to 30M+ devices from then until now guided by his leadership. Prior to Simetric, Allen had a distinguished career with Cisco, Microsoft, BellSouth and several start-up efforts representing over 30 years in the IT and telecommunications industry and over 20 years in software strategy with roles in Corporate Strategy, Finance, Operations and Marketing. Allen has focused on developing and using analytics to support decision-making regarding pricing, licensing, go-to-market product packaging and business execution, which have certainly contributed to the success of Simetric. The north star for Allen, however, is a customer and partner first mentality and thats an expectation that he has of every Simetric team member.

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Sridhar Ramachandran

SVP and CTO, Somos

Somos

Sridhar (Sri) Ramachandran currently serves as Senior VP and Chief Technology Officer ofSomos, Inc. Sri is an accomplished global executive with a broad spectrum of experiences inpublic and private companies in communications and cloud services. He brings deep domainexpertise in mobile, VoIP, Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud services, as well as extensiveexperience leading cross-functional and global Agile teams.Over the last 25 years, Sri has brought his technical vision and leadership to several leadingtechnology companies. Prior to Somos, he served as VP and Americas Head of IoT & Mobility atG&D Mobile Security, a global security company. He also held CTO roles at Numerex/SierraWireless, and the Interconnection division of Telcordia Technologies. He was the co-founderand CTO of NexTone, a pioneer in the VoIP industry.In 2006, Sri was recognized by VON Magazine as the “VON Pioneer and SBC Father” and isnamed as an inventor on 14 patents. Additionally, he serves as a strategic advisor to severaltechnology companies for product, technology and go-to market strategy.Sri has a MS in Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Technology in Electrical Engineeringfrom the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras.

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Marc Plante

Director of Business Development, Somos, Inc

Somos, Inc

Marc Plante is in the business development group at Somos Inc. He has over 30 years of experience intechnology new product development in broadband, mobile, media, healthcare and hospitality. AtSomos Marc has worked with the SomosID team to refine and launch the service while also providingporEolio oversight for the company’s other emerging commercial services. Marc lives in Charleston,South Carolina with his wife and two children.

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Kenta Yasukawa

Co-Founder & CTO, Soracom

Soracom

Kenta Yasukawa is CTO and Co-Founder of Soracom, where he has led deployment of the industry’s most advanced cloud-native telecom platform, designed specifically for the needs of connected devices. Before co-founding Soracom, Kenta served as a Solutions Architect with AWS and conducted research for connected homes and cars at Ericsson Research in Tokyo and Stockholm. Kenta holds a PhD in Engineering from the Tokyo Institute of Technology, with additional studies in Computer Science at Columbia Universitys Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

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Derek Peterson

CEO, Soter

Soter

Derek Peterson is the Founder and CEO of Soter Technologies, a rapidly growing environmental sensor and technology innovator headquartered in Ronkonkoma, New York. As a teen, Mr. Peterson was fascinated with computers and technology and has been developing software since high school. Today, he is a high energy and focused business leader and problem solver who leverages his knowledge and technological expertise to address complex social, business and community safety challenges. Mr. Peterson is always seeking to find solutions to complex and challenging problems. He has assembled and leads a team of engineers, software developers, researchers, scientists, technology and business and communications experts to bring a suite of innovative and critical products to market. These potentially world-changing products include SymptomSense™ Medical Evaluation Gateway, which rapidly scans vital signs, including blood oxygen levels, body temperature, heart rate and respiratory rate. This first of its kind technology is expected to play a critical role in helping the United States and the world recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. Mr. Peterson and his team have also invented of the world’s first vape and bullying detection and alert system for schools, FlySense. With over 50,000 devices deployed in schools around the world, this technology is making schools healthier and safer. The company’s products and services are making an impact in communities and schools across the nation and have even been credited with saving the lives of students who were contemplating suicide. Mr. Peterson believes that no puzzle is impossible to solve; all he needs is the time to figure them out. A former bullying victim as a high school student, Mr. Peterson is dedicated to creating technology to address this problem in schools. As CEO of Soter Technologies, he is devoted to the practical application of technology to improve and save lives. The “Soter” name is inspired by the ancient Greek god of safety, deliverance and preservation from harm. Using advanced sensor and software technology, the company develops and delivers innovative solutions for environmental intelligence – to make the world a safer place. Mr. Peterson’s inventions, products and software have received awards as well as national media attention. Soter’s SymptomSense has been featured on NBC’s Today Show, MSNBC, Inside Edition, Cheddar TV and many other regional and national media outlets. His FlySense vaping detection and anti-bullying sensor has also been featured in the national and local media, including ABC’s Good Morning America and NBC’s Today Show along with hundreds of other media outlets across the United States and abroad. Mr. Peterson is regularly interviewed by the media about technology, health and safety in the workplace and schools, entrepreneurship and technology. In 2020 Mr. Peterson won the prestigious Roy L. Clayton Technology award and was considered one of the top 50 most influential African Americans in Technology. Mr. Peterson has a proven track record in the high tech and software sector and has held senior and key roles at IPS, Symbol Technologies (a $1.6B NYSE company), and Neohapsis (bought by Cisco). In 2003, he co-founded CBD, Inc. to apply his experience to assist emerging technologies in libraries and public schools. Mr. Peterson is also a national thought leader and expert in the field of the Internet of Things (IOT) and currently writes for TechTarget / IOT Agenda. He regularly speaks at colleges, universities and conferences across the United States on technology subjects. Mr. Peterson has expertise working in many industries, including the accounting profession where he developed some of the country’s first tax software and the public sector where he developed the first Public Computer Management system, monitoring user access, authentication and security in libraries and universities. His solutions have been deployed on over 100,000 desktops worldwide. Early in his career, Mr. Peterson led the development and delivery of key security products for the gamming and aviation sectors. He also created the Engineering Test and Validation department at Symbol Technologies (Motorola/Zebra). Through the creation of T & V, he re-engineered the process on how products were developed at Symbol Technologies. When Mr. Peterson is away from developing new technologies, software products and solutions for Soter Technologies, he enjoys spending time with his family, training for Ironman Triathlons and using his high-tech skills and knowledge to customize his highperformance automobiles. Giving back to his community and supporting young people is important to Mr. Peterson. He is involved in several community groups and is the Treasure for the Timothy Hill Children’s Ranch located in Riverhead, New York. This not-for-profit includes residential programs that provide a safe haven for at-risk young people and help them restore their lives through a holistic approach that focuses on mind, body & soul. Mr. Peterson earned a BS in Computer Science and Applied Math from Stony Brook University in New York in 1988. A lifelong resident of Long Island, he is committed to being a mentor and advisor for students. He is a sponsor of and has judged Stony Brook University’s “Wolfie Tank” competition. A spin off from the popular NBC reality TV series “Shark Tank,” Stony Brook University’s “Wolfie Tank” caters towards aspiring student entrepreneurs from the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences who have developed innovative technologies and inventions and make business presentations to a panel of esteemed judges.

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Nikki Cabus

CEO, South Florida Tech Hub

South Florida Tech Hub

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Jason Hyatt

GM Americas and VP of Sales, Telco Systems

Telco Systems

Jason Hyatt is General Manager and Vice President of Sales for Telco Systems in North America and Latin America. Jason leverages his 20+ years of experience across both the service provider (MCI Worldcom and Lumen) and technology (Calix, Cyan, and Ericsson) domains to build teams that grow shareholder and customer value through enabling broadband connectivity solutions for global communication.

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Alex Besen

CEO, The Besen Group

The Besen Group

Alex Besen is the Founder & CEO of The Besen Group LLC. He provides strategic advisory, business development, market research and training services in the mobile data industry. He has over 30 years of hands-on experience in the mobile industry working for operators and vendors in North America and Europe in numerous roles including business development, marketing, project management and finance. He has been working with mobile network operators in developing their digital transformation strategies, advising MVNOs and enterprises to launch their mobile and mobile data services. Previously, he worked at Ericsson with mobile operators on MVNO and UMTS projects in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region. He was also responsible for identifying potential partners and hosting workshops at Ericsson Mobility World (a mobile data laboratory) where developers create, optimize and commercialize mobile applications. Prior to this position, he was employed at T-Mobile USA (formerly known as Omnipoint Communications) where he was responsible for partnerships, and joint ventures and provided billing, customer care, marketing and vendor financing solutions to mobile operators. He began his mobile career with Pocket Communications based in Washington, DC where he managed the company’s auction activity for C-block spectrum licenses as well as other activities associated with market research, market segmentation, pricing plans and market distribution strategies. He holds a BS degree in Management from the University of Tampa and an MBA degree in International Business from the American University. He is fluent in French, Turkish and proficient in Italian.

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Matt Hatton

CEO, Transforma

Transforma

Matt Hatton, Founding Partner, Transforma InsightsMatt is a well-respected commentator and technology industry expert with 25 years’ experience at the cutting edge of technology research and consulting. He is a thought-leader in Telecommunications, Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things. He is widely quoted in trade publications and frequent speaker at conferences. In 2020 Matt co-wrote a book The Internet of Things Myth. Matt is currently Founding Partner at Transforma Insights, the leading advisors on IoT, AI and Digital Transformation. Previously he was Founder and CEO of Machina Research, which was acquired by Gartner in 2016. Prior to founding Machina Research Matt was a technology industry analyst, working at firms including Analysys Mason and Yankee Group.Matt holds an MSc in Telecoms from University College London.

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Mark Foster

VP of Operations and Sales, US Cellular

US Cellular

A mobile wireless industry veteran, Mark leads sales and operations for the wholesale business unit within UScellular. Under Mark’sleadership UScellular plays a unique role in the North American market as a mobile operator focused on the novel commercialconstruct, architecture and technology enablement needs of large wholesale clients.About UScellular: UScellular is the 4th largest post-paid Mobile Operator and the 5th largest tower company in the USA. UScellularWholesale serves as a nationwide connectivity services provider within the IoT, MVNO, Private Cellular Network and Fixed WirelessAccess market verticals.

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James Rose

Head of Private Cellular Networks, US Cellular

Doug Wilson

IOT Client Executive - Emerging Business, USCellular

USCellular

Doug Wilson is an Internet of Things subject matter expert, charged with growing IoT and Mobilitypartnerships with new and emerging IoT companies and is an evangelist for Internet of Things solutions.He has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through partnerships he has developed.Doug has had an extensive career in wireless and wireline voice and data communications sales andengineering with numerous enterprise class organizations including UScellular, Verizon, NEC, and Avaya.In his current role with UScellular, the 4th largest post-paid Mobile Operator and the 5th largest towercompany in the USA, he is focused on the unique commercial, architecture and technology enablementneeds of large wholesale clients within the IoT, MVNO, Private Cellular Network and Fixed WirelessAccess market verticals. Doug started off his technical career by serving our country in the US Air Forceas a Communications Specialist and was Honorably Discharged achieving the Outstanding Team Chiefaward for his role at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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Giuseppe Mascarella

CEO, Value Amplify

Value Amplify

Prof Giuseppe Mascarella is the CEO of Value Amplify Ventures, specialized in maximizing ROI with the use of AI in IOT scenarios. Author of book: Rapid Economic Justifications. He is a former Microsoft executive where he led the Technology Strategy Consulting Group.

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Tre Zimmerman

CEO, Vidergy

Vidergy

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Erik Kling

President & Head of Sales, IoT Americas, Vodafone

Vodafone

Erik Kling has more than 25 years of experience in the communication technology field covering hardware, software, services and solution elements of the industry. Erik has held senior sales and product management roles at Siemens Communications and wireless startup companies along with over 15 years specifically in the IoT space. Erik joined Vodafone in September 2010 and is currently leading the Vodafone IoT business in the Americas as President & Head of IoT Americas. He most recently held the position as Vice President IoT New Business Development, developing the Enterprise market, channels to market with its various segments and industries globally. His responsibilities include leading the Americas IoT business, assure revenue delivery & growth including winning and developing key customers through multiple sales channels. Erik represents Vodafone’s IOT business and has full responsibility for Americas regional P&L delivery. Erik’s experience has spanned the globe with multiple roles in Europe, based in Spain and Germany and over 20 years in the Americas. Erik was born in Germany, lived in Spain, Mexico and Canada.

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Ralph Heredia

Co-Founder, Zipit Wireless

Zipit Wireless

Ralph Heredia is the Co-Founder and VP of Business Development of Zipit Wireless, Inc.Ralph has an extensive background in cellular and mobile wireless solutions, connected devices, andvarious hardware and software technologies. Before cofounding Zipit, he cofounded other startups inthe connected consumer electronics market, served as a member of the technical staff at AT&T’s BellLabs and served in Management and Product Development positions for several midsized technologycompanies. He has been granted over 23 US and International patents for various inventions in thetechnology sector.At Zipit, Ralph is responsible for product strategy, technology initiatives, carrier and partnerrelationships, and overall business development.

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Jim Greco

CRO, Zipit Wireless





Moderator List

Steve Brumer (Moderator)

Partner, BH IoT Group

BH IoT Group

Steve Brumer, Partner at BH IoT Group a consultancy firm providing companies across all industries with innovative IoT go-to-market strategy & execution services. With over 30 years+ M2M/IoT, Mobile and Wireless experience Brumer’s specialty is working with executives and entrepreneurs to define and execute their IoT solutions and accelerate their positioning within consumer or enterprise markets.Before BH IoT Group, Brumer was a Partner and IoT Practice Lead at 151 Advisors a consultancy firm providing technology companies with a combination of advisory and execution services. Brumer also co-founded and served as CEO of Wireless Rain which helped wireless carriers, manufacturers and solution providers build channel programs for B2B products, M2M products, and professional services. Prior to Wireless Rain, Brumer co-founded and served as President of Global Wireless Data, a national master dealer and value-added distributor of wireless products and services. Under his tenure, GWD grew from a self-funded start-up to 184 on the INC 500 as the largest Master Dealer for AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile and Sprint. Earlier in his career, Brumer founded and served as CEO of Wireless Data Corp, and has held various executive management positions at Millicom, RAM Mobile Data and BellSouth Wireless.

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Robert LaFrance (Moderator)

Client Account Director, Consult Red

Consult Red

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Marc Josephson (Moderator

CEO, CORIS Monitoring

CORIS Monitoring

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 spinoff of that project). Granted two patents on IOT network security, used by CORIS Speaker at technology industry conferences.

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Carl Ford (Moderator)

CEO and Founder, Crossfire Media

Scott Williamson (Moderator)

COO, James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm & Associates

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Joe Ruby (Moderator)

Account Manager, LinkAmerica

LinkAmerica

Joe Ruby, an account manager for Link America, has a passion for cellular connectivity and has worked with many companies to build or improve their Wireless WAN solutions. This experience has led to working with the healthcare industry to develop IoT integration and value streaming in manufacturing processes. He enjoys networking at these events, in his home town of Dallas, TX and on LinkedIn. In his spare time joe is a family man that enjoys, yard work, time by the lake, and fishing.

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John Breen (Moderator)

CMO, LinkAmerica

LinkAmerica

John worked as A.V.P. of AT&T Solutions Center and is now a member of the board of directors at LinkAmerica and Chief Marketing Officer for one of his primary clients. He is a thirty-five-year veteran of the computer and data communications industry, most of those years within the family of AT&T’s companies. Most of his career has been spent managing and developing data and voice communication skilled engineers for roles in customer facing sales support. In his current role, he is a board member and CMO, but in the past has managed teams of over 700 hundred engineers, managers and directors that serve all business sales segments worldwide. These engineers worked with customers to create some of the most complex equipment and service solutions to meet the customer’s requirements in IP Telephony, Cloud, HD Video, Security, Optical transport, Enterprise VPN and Wireless solutions. John has been quoted in VAR Business Review, Networld Interop, ON24, VPN CON, Dallas Morning News and President and CEO magazine. In addition, John has been a speaker at many AT&T events such as FOCUS, CIO Executive Summits and Technical Leader Forums. John was a board member of Cisco Partner Technical Advisory Board, Ciena Council, and is currently a Senior member of IEEE, member of the AT&T Pioneers and member of the Private Directors Association.

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Angel Mercedes (Moderator)

Regional Sales Director - South, MultiTech

MultiTech

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 26 years of wireless sales experience initiating, developing, and managing sales relationships with customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. He is currently Regional IoT Sales Director-Americas for MultiTech Systems. Prior to joining MultiTech, Mercedes held management positions with some of the most respected companies in the M2M/IoT and wireless communication industry: IoT Sales Director for Telenor Connexion, Business Development Manager for Arm/Pelion IoT Platform, Director Enterprise IoT Sales for Sprint, Director IoT Services Sales for Sierra Wireless, Sr. Manager M2M/IoT Business Development for T-Mobile USA, M2M Business Development Manager for Arrow Electronics, and Director of Sales for Ericsson Inc. Mercedes has a strong reputation and has been recognized for his expertise in the M2M/IoT industry. He has been invited speaker at many M2M/IoT related conferences and trade shows. Also has been interviewed by many wireless industry related publications and M2M/IoT industry analysts. The Hispanic IT Executive Council named Mercedes as one of the 2014 HITEC 100, an award that is given to the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry. Mercedes earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and International Business from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

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Mahesh Patel (Moderator)

Senior Principal Consultant, Nokia

John Stafford (Moderator)

COO, Parallel Communications

Parallel Communications

John has extensive expertise in a broad range of technology fields including telecommunications, IoT, AI and ML, AR/VR/XR, holography, radiometric sensing, mobility, agriculture and environmental technology, semiconductors, and fintech. He serves on the DevNetwork AI/ML Advisory Board, as well as an advisor to multiple nonprofits. He has over 35 years of experience in engineering, product development, marketing, business development, and public relations in technology fields. Before joining Parallel, John was responsible for marketing and business development for a semiconductor startup, and was a divisional manager at NEC America where he successfully launched multiple product lines and managed new technology introductions. John holds a bachelor’s degree in Broadcasting from the University of Wisconsin–Platteville.

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Melody Brown (Moderator)

CMO, Simetric

Dr. Bradley Canham (Moderator)

Vice President Research, Transforma Insights

Transforma Insights

Brad is a Digital Transformation growth and leadership expert, with over two decades of practical leadership experience growing technology firms and applying market intelligence research. Previously he served in leadership roles in SaaS, IoT, and AI firms including Aisera (Series D), Cassia Networks (Series C), Allot Communications (exit to NASDAQ), and ADC Telecommunications.He is an experienced conference presenter for events such as IoT Evolution, IPVM, Pubcon, Sensors Expo, and others. Brad is also a mentor and Corporate Fellow at the University of St. Thomas (UST), Minneapolis, and has presented IoT and case studies to graduate and undergraduate in the Healthcare Communications, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship programs.“Dr. Brad” has a degree from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and a Master of Business Communication degree from the University of St. Thomas, Opus School of Business as well as a Doctor of Education in the field of Leadership. Brad interviewed digital transformation and IoT experts worldwide for his research Navigating Complexity in an Internet of Things Era: A Case Study of Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Silicon Valley IoT Startup available here.

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Doug Wilson (Moderator)

IOT Client Executive - Emerging Business, USCellular

USCellular

Doug Wilson is an Internet of Things subject matter expert, charged with growing IoT and Mobilitypartnerships with new and emerging IoT companies and is an evangelist for Internet of Things solutions.He has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through partnerships he has developed.Doug has had an extensive career in wireless and wireline voice and data communications sales andengineering with numerous enterprise class organizations including UScellular, Verizon, NEC, and Avaya.In his current role with UScellular, the 4th largest post-paid Mobile Operator and the 5th largest towercompany in the USA, he is focused on the unique commercial, architecture and technology enablementneeds of large wholesale clients within the IoT, MVNO, Private Cellular Network and Fixed WirelessAccess market verticals. Doug started off his technical career by serving our country in the US Air Forceas a Communications Specialist and was Honorably Discharged achieving the Outstanding Team Chiefaward for his role at Cape Canaveral Space Force Station.

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