Speaker Schedule

Information from Industrial IoT Conference 2021 in Miami. List for Industrial IoT Conference 2022 to be posted soon.

Donald Richardson

Information Technology and Headend Engineering Manager, City of Wilson, NC

City of Wilson, NC

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Ryan Martin

Research Director, ABI Research

ABI Research

Ryan Martin is a Research Director at ABI Research covering new and emerging transformative technologies, including Industry 4.0, Digital Transformation, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firms Manufacturing, Industrial, and Enterprise IoT research. Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan 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. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups.

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Cristiano Moraes

CEO and Development Director, Acronus LLC

Acronus LLC

Cristiano Moraes is CEO and Development Director of Acronus Software Brazil and Acronus LLC in Florida with 15 years of experience in the position and also working as a developer in several programming languages, different operating systems, artificial intelligence and Internet of Things. He has a background in Electronics, Telecommunications, 4 years as a Computer Engineer, 3 years as a Bachelor of Physics and several courses in programming languages. Thus, he has more than 20 years working as a hardware and software developer. He recently created an IOT solution during the pandemic to help its customers who were working or studying from home, to have a better efficiency in the use of computers, bringing ease in energy savings and management of computers via cloud and cell phone.

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Morad Sbhai

SVP of Global Product and Marketing, Airgain

Airgain

Morad Sbahi is responsible for managing and marketing Airgain’s products as well as driving adoption of the company’s newer technologies across the globe. As the SVP of Global Product and Marketing, Mr. Sbahi is also responsible for developing and executing a comprehensive marketing and communication strategy that supports business growth and enhances brand awareness. By operating across all segments of the company, Mr. Sbahi’s role is to help Airgain expand into new markets and product categories worldwide. Since joining Airgain in 2013, Mr. Sbahi has held a number of senior management positions, including most recently as Vice President of Corporate Strategy, where he spearheaded the company’s recent acquisition of NimbeLink, a leader in edge-based cellular connectivity solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things. Prior to that, Mr. Sbahi was Airgain’s General Manager, EMEA, where he helped to establish Airgain’s solid presence in the geography. Before joining Airgain, he served as General Manager, EMEA for SMC Networks, Inc., a provider of customer premise equipment for service providers, where he led the development of SMC’s European business and directed the company’s planning and execution efforts across the market. Mr. Sbahi brings over 20 years of international executive management experience in the semiconductor and telecommunications industries to Airgain. A recognized industry leader, he has held executive management positions with such companies as Broadcom, Texas Instruments, Applied Micro Circuits, and Ubee Interactive. Mr. Sbahi holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from the Warwick Business School.

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Todd Crick

Partner, Astra Capital Management

Astra Capital Management

Todd Crick is a Co-Founder of Astra, a mid-market private equity firm focusing on growth buyouts in the Communications and Technology Services industries. Mr. Crick has many years of experience in the target segments of Astra both as a Strategy Consultant and as an Operating Executive and has been involved in dozens of M&A transactions on both the buy-side and sell-side. Prior to Co-founding Astra, Mr. Crick was SVP Operations of Alien Vault, a security company. Before that, he was Head of Consulting and Systems Integration for Ericsson in North America. He has also held roles as SVP Services for VeriSign, an Internet infrastructure company and as an Advisor to Cylance, a security company. Mr. Crick’s strategy consulting career started at Deloitte Consulting where he served multinational companies primarily in the Telecommunications Industry. In 2001, he was one of the founders of inCode, a boutique strategy consulting company serving the Telecommunications and Internet segments. inCode was acquired by VeriSign in 2006, repurchased by the management team, led by Mr. Crick as President, in 2008 and later acquired by Ericsson in 2010. Mr. Crick has held Boards of Directors positions with Positioning Universal Incorporated, a manufacturer of IoT devices, and Global Cloud Fleet, a provider of fleet management solutions, where he also served as interim CEO. He is also active as an Advisor to start-ups in a number of different industries. Mr. Crick has a Bachelor and Master of Applied Science (Engineering) from the University of Waterloo and an MBA from the University of Calgary.

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Fabien Jordan

Founder & CEO, Astrocast

Astrocast

Jordan is widely recognized for his work on Switzerland’s first satellite, a highly successful educational mission that still remains functional in orbit today, eleven years post-launch. Fabien’s engineering and management expertise also spans technical work for several scientific instruments of the ESA ExoMars rover mission while serving as Technical Manager at the Space Exploration Institute in Neuchatel.In 2014, Fabien founded Astrocast, the first satellite operator of Switzerland. Together with an international team of experts from both the space and telecom industries, he progressively developed Astrocast into a global, direct-to-satellite Internet-of-Things (IoT) communications service.

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Mallie Eric Preston

Global Practice Director IoT Solutions, AT&T

AT&T

AT&Ts IoT Solutions group is a global facing practice over a decade of IoT/M2M solutionexperience with over 60 million assets under management with many of the world’s top globalbrands such as GM, Coke, Whirlpool and Kimberly Clark. The IoT Solutions Group works inpartnership with the AT&T Foundry Innovation Centers worldwide. The IoT Foundrys purpose isto help customers accelerate their own innovation curve by providing world class lab facilitiesand resources for rapid software & hardware prototyping by which to reduce our customer’stime-to-market of next-generation connected (IoT) products and better operationally manageassets in a global deployment context.Mallie is responsible for overseeing IoT go-to-market execution across AT&T’s largestenterprise Fortune 1000 customers within the AT&T IoT Solutions Group, whose mission is tohelp clients realize their connected product and operational digital transformation vision througha combination of consulting, design & implementation resources that provide a true IoT end-to-end solution on a global scale. AT&T’s IoT Solutions leverages AT&T’s cloud-based SaaS IoTplatform services that are often pre-integrated with a best of breed IoT ecosystem ofhardware-software partners paired with AT&T’s world-class wireless/wired IP infrastructure thatmeet our customers’ business needs of creating new revenue streams and driving internaloperational efficiencies that serves to reduce ongoing Line of Business execution cost.Prior to AT&T, Mallie held various Director of Marketing, Sales & Channel Managementpositions within the Internet and software industry serving medium to large enterprise segments.

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Jeffrey DeCoux

Chairman, Autonomy Institute

Autonomy Institute

As Chairman of the Autonomy Institute, Jeffrey DeCoux is pioneering Autonomous Mobility Corridors and Infrastructure Labs to foster social and economic transformation in cities. Jeff also runs ATRIUS Industries, Autonomous Infrastructure enabling the Robotic Edge. Prior, Jeff was CEO and Co-founder of Hangar, the world’s first robotics-as-a-system data acquisition platform. Hangar was used by over 90,000 users in 195 countries and performed over 600,000 autonomously executed missions using the software.

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William L. Yan

President, Americas, AVSystem Inc

AVSystem Inc

A passionate, 20+ year high-growth technology industry veteran, Mr. William L. Yan has played key executive roles in both emerging/high growth and mature/publicly traded companies on a global scale, culminating at C-level executive leadership positions.Working directly, built and managed teams, and through eco-system partners, Mr. Yan has delivered industry-recognized successful digital transformation solutions to Communications Service Providers (CSP) worldwide. In that journey, he has acquired a core set of business management skills and domain expertise in telecom/broadband service management platforms – Service Assurance, OSS/BSS, and Customer Management, device & data management.Mr. Yan is a regular participant in broadband industry standard bodies including TM Forum, Broadband World Forum, Mobile World Congress, SCTE/ISBE, FTTH Council, and CableLabs. He’s also a frequent writer/speaker/blogger on the subject of broadband communication technologies, IOT, and enterprise digital transformation.

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Edgar Salas

CEO, Azlogica

Azlogica

Edgar Salas is a Mechanical Engineer, at Universidad de America, with post graduated formation in International Business at the University of London - London School of Economics in England, and Economic Engineering (Engenharia Económica) at UPM in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Edgar Salas has 20 years of professional experience in management positions in multinational companies such as General Motors, Allianz, and Lo Jack, among others. Edgar is an experimented speaker, for international events such as Mvno’s Latam, Argentina’s Government modernizacion day (Buenos Aires), Intelligence Communities Forum (New York), WOBI (World of Business Ideas), GSMA MOBILE (MWC Latin-American series), FASECOLDA, (Insurers Guild in Colombia), EXPOLOGISTICA, AWS EXPERIENCE, INTEL EXPERIENCE Day, and many others.He is CEO and founding partner of AZLOGICA®, a leading company in the development of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions with presence in Latam and Europe, which provides its clients with world-class tools to monitor, manage and optimize their assets in a flexible and safe way. For 11 years it has achieved a compound growth of more than 55% annually. AZLOGICA has won awards for innovation, recognized as a company of extraordinary growth for many regional institutions and selected by some local entities as one of the best companies to invest. With a selected group of clients such as Coca Cola, Renault, AXA, G4S, AON, Millicom, Tigo Une, Avantel, among others, AZLOGICA is also partner with world-class companies in the technology sector, such as AWS, INTEL, HUAWEI, ORACLE, NOKIA, ALLIANZ and others.Edgar is a partner of ASCAL, a consulting firm for Management Systems, which has more than 20 years of operations in Colombia and other countries in Latin America.

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Steve Brumer

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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Brandon Satrom

VP of Developer Experience, Blues Wireless

TJ Rancour

President, CalChip Connect

Jason Ashton

President, CallPass, LLC

Iris Troiano

Director of Product Line Management for CommScope’s Metro Cell Product Line, CommScope

CommScope

Iris Troiano is the Director of Product Line Management for CommScope’s Metro Cell Product Line. With over 20 years of experience in the deployment of telecommunications infrastructure in every facet of the process, Ms. Troiano both understands the challenges but also excited around mass deployments of small cells and 5G. Ms. Troiano has filled multiple roles within CommScope across various business units over the past 12 years. Prior to joining CommScope, she was the Vice President of Deployments for a large Engineering, Site Acquisition and Construction company. Ms. Troiano has a BS in Chemistry and while enjoys the puzzle of science, finds the past paced, dynamic evolution of the Telecommunications industry her true calling.

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Mark Savage

CEO, Converge IoT

Lee Brumagin

Solutions Engineer, Cradlepoint, Inc.

Cradlepoint, Inc.

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Carl Ford

CEO, Director of Content, Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media

Carl has been highlighting the key initiatives around the advances of the Commercial Internet since the inception of the worldwide web. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of costing, operations, marketing, regulatory, and product development and management. Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people and businesses; be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building relationships as well relevant, thought provoking conference content, make him an invaluable asset to IoT Evolution.

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Wolf Ruzicka

CEO, EastBanc Technologies

EastBanc Technologies

Wolf has been a leader in the technology industry for over 20 years. Since joining EastBanc Technologies in 2007, originally as CEO, he has overseen the organic growth of the company taking it from 35 employees to over 200, with staff turnover of virtually zero. This enthusiastic workforce, coupled with Wolf’s keen vision and strategic direction, has seen EastBanc Technologies establish itself at the frontier of technology with a reputation for game-changing excellence.Wolf is an entrepreneur, technology advocate, and mentor. He serves on numerous boards and groups, including the Board of Halcyon House, Board of Center of Innovative Technologies, Microsoft Customer Advisory Board for Microsoft Azure, Board of Directors of Questback as well as Investment Boards. While incubating APIphany within EastBanc Technologies until its acquisition by Microsoft, Wolf served as its President. He has also held leadership positions with MicroStrategy, Mercedes Benz, Lufthansa, and more. Wolf holds a Master of Business Administration from Ingolstadt School of Management.

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Mark Thiele

CEO & Founder, Edgevana

Edgevana

Mark Thiele has a 30 plus year career as an IT executive, building global infrastructure for companies including HP, VMware, Brocade, Gilead, Switch, & Ericsson. Over the last five years, Mark has become a globally recognized name in the Edge space, where he is an active practitioner, content contributor, and speaker. As the CEO of Edgevana, Mark is working on simplifying access to global infrastructure resources, including data centers, edge compute, and network. Mark is also very involved in the industry. He is co-founder of Data Center Pulse, former Chair for the IDCA Technical Committee, Board member for the Cloud Native Compute Foundation, and is currently an advisor/board member to a number of startups.

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James Thomason

CTO and Co-founder, EDJX

EDJX

James Thomason is the CTO and co-founder of EDJX, the intelligent edge computing platform that makes it easy to write edge and IoT applications using serverless computing, accelerate content delivery, increase the responsiveness of edge applications, and secure edge data at the source. His diverse technology expertise includes distributed systems, large-scale infrastructures, and IoT. Previously, James was the CTO of Dell Cloud Marketplace and Dell Active System Manager. A Silicon Valley entrepreneur for over 20 years, James has served in technical, product, and executive leadership roles at over a dozen startups.

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Lawrence Latham

CEO & Managing Director, Everynet

Everynet

Lawrence is an IoT visionary specializing in Technology Commercialization and Business Development.He is a recognized thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space having helped build andmonetize some of the world’sleading IoT companies. He is one of 12 Global IoT Ambassadors asselected by IoT Now Magazine. Being an International CEO specializing in monetizing DigitalTransformation, he brings extensive M&A experience, having helped numerous IoT companies achievesuccessful exits and he is recognized thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space having helpedbuild some of the world’s leading IoT companies. His immersive approach includes rolling up hissleeves, personally landing beachhead accounts and developing powerful strategic partnerships.

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Curtis Govan

President North America, floLIVE

floLIVE

Curtis Govan serves as floLIVE’s President, North America. He is an accomplished leader with 25+ years of broad experience and expertise in technology leadership, business development and sales. He was most recently the GM/Global VP Dealer and Heavy Equipment for Uptake, an industry leader in industrial artificial intelligence and IoT. Prior to joining Uptake, Curtis spent almost 12 years with Cisco Jasper where he held several roles with the most recent being Head of Global Sales Business Development and Regional Managing Director – Canada.

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Bill Wark

Senior Vice President - North America Sales, floLIVE

floLIVE

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Eric Burger

Professor, Georgetown University

Georgetown University

Dr. Burger is a Professor at Georgetown University. He was on detail to the White House as the Assistant Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy and prior to that on detail to Federal Communications Commission as its CTO. Dr. Burger contributed to the Secure 5G and Beyond Act Implementation Plan, as well as ensured funding and support for the R&D and scaling of 5G IoT, smart city, and mobile applications. His research and teaching covers cybersecurity, distributed computing, DLT, systems economics and risk, policy, and network governance. He serves as an advisor to numerous companies and prior to his government service served on corporate boards. Prior to Georgetown he was CTO of several public and private network equipment and enterprise software companies. Dr. Burger holds over 20 patents and has published over 20 IETF, 3GPP, and W3C standards. He served on numerous industry association boards. He is a Distinguished Member of the Association for Computing Machinery and a Senior Member of the IEEE. He has a SBEE, MBA, and PhD from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

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Frank Antonysamy

Chief Digital Solutions Officer, Hitachi Vantara

Hitachi Vantara

Frank Antonysamy leads the development of Hitachi Vantara consulting and advisory services, IoT and industry practices. He also lead company and partner delivery capabilities which help advance clients’ data-driven business initiatives. Before joining Hitachi Vantara, Frank spent 17 years at Cognizant, where he led numerous Fortune 500 global delivery management and transformation programs. He was most recently global markets leader for Cognizant’s IoT and Engineering business.

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Jeffrey Ricker

CEO, Hivecell

Hivecell

Jeffrey Ricker is the co-founder and CEO of The Ricker Lyman Robotic Company, Inc., the makers of the edge platform as a service Hivecell (http://hivecell.com). Jeffrey has 30 years of technology leadership experience in defense, finance and start ups. He was previously the CEO of Distributed Instruments LLC and the founder of XMLSolutions Corp. Jeff began his career in research and development for the US Department of Defense where assignments included representing the US Army in the Defense High Performance Computing Modernization Program. He has a B.S. in mechanical engineering from Tulane University.

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Sid Bose

Intellectual Property and Data Security & Privacy Attorney, Ice Miller LLP

Ice Miller LLP

Siddharth “Sid” Bose is an attorney in Ice Millers Data Security and Privacy group. Sid counsels clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with Internet of Things (IoT), vendor management, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, and data breaches. Sid also served as co-chair of the Indianapolis chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is also a volunteer with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA), working group on IoT Security, Upgradability and Patching. As part of the working group, Sid participates in discussions on the impact of IoT devices and the need for a secure lifecycle approach to IoT devices.

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Taylor Scott

Founder and CTO, IKIN

IKIN

Taylor Scott is founder and chief technology officer of IKIN, where he oversees the company’s initiatives for creating holographic solutions for consumer and industrial applications. His diverse background spans a broad range of disciplines that includes biochemical engineering, organic chemistry, holographic technology, electronics engineering, and artificial intelligence. He has worked in the field of holography for years and participated in iconic large stage events. Taylor resides in San Diego.

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Bill Badger

VP Business Development, Inseego

Fred Yentz

Co-Founder and CEO, IoT Launch LLC

IoT Launch LLC

An experienced technology executive with proven success and strong global business development experience within the Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 market sectors. Fred has successfully launched world-class Industrial IoT software and cloud-based IoT service platforms targeting customers from small innovator companies up to and including Fortune 500 corporate customers. Prior to IoT-Launch, Fred has served as President of Telit IoT Platforms, CEO of ILS Technology, VP and General Manager of RadiSys Corp - Industrial and Telecom divisions, as well several leadership positions with IBM’s Manufacturing System Products Division, IBM PC Company, and IBM System Products Division.Fred holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, MBA & MSCIS from University of Miami.

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Tim Last

Vice President & General Manager of IoT and Aviation , Iridium Communications

Iridium Communications

Tim Last is Vice President & General Manager of IoT and Aviation at Iridium Communications Inc., the only satellite communications company that offers truly global voice and data coverage. In this role, he is responsible for Sales, Business Development, Product Management and income for the Iridium IoT portfolio, which has continued to post double-digit subscriber growth every year since the company went public in 2009. Mr. Last and his team partnered with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to introduce Iridium® CloudConnect, which is the first and only satellite cloud-based solution offering truly global coverage for IoT applications through AWS.

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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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Anas Sawaf

Digital Technologies Business Partner & Product Owner | Data Analytics & IIoT, Kimberly-Clark

Kimberly-Clark

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Joseph Zaloker

Head of Global Alliances and Enterprise Accounts, Klika Tech

Klika Tech

For over 30 years, Joseph has been unlocking market opportunity for world-changing technology businesses as a strategic business development leader, M2M/IoT pioneer, and value creation architect. Joseph brings unique insight into the global IoT space together with extensive experience architecting technical and business solutions for various industries including industrial, smart spaces, retail, energy, transportation, medical, and intelligent systems. He has held executive leadership positions in Fortune 100 businesses such as Arrow Electronics and the cloud computing giant, Amazon Web Services, developing global IoT ecosystems and generating multi-million-dollar revenues by successfully bringing IoT solutions to market, and developing disruptive business models for clients within high-growth technology environments. Today, Joseph is the Head of Global Alliances & Enterprise Accounts at Klika Tech, a global IoT product and solutions development company headquartered in the US, where he focuses on expanding strategic partnerships and customer acquisition.

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Jason Anetsberger

Director, Customer Solutions, Komatsu

Komatsu

Jason Anetsberger is Director, Customer Solutions, for Komatsu. His primary focus is accelerating the growth of Komatsu’s Smart Construction & Business Solutions Group offerings in North America. With responsibility for market strategy, project management, & solution support, Jason touches all aspects of these Komatsu efforts that positively impact the jobsite. A degreed mechanical engineer with a BS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Jason has 15+ years of off-highway and automotive industry experience. He has held positions in engineering and marketing and has worked internationally in both Australia and Germany.

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Steven Baker

VP Product Management, CaaS, KORE

KORE

In his role at KORE, Steven leads product management in delivering KOREs Licensed and Unlicensed IoT Connectivity Service offerings, Platform and Data Services, and Healthcare vertical solution enablement. Over his 30 year telecommunications career, Steven has specialized in wireless and optical network technologies and has filled individual and leadership roles spanning product management and marketing, sales and business development, and software engineering. Steven has authored multiple cellular and optical network patents during his career and holds a BA in Computer Sciences from the University of Texas.

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Christopher Schouten

Sr Director -- IoT Business Strategy, Kudelski Group

Kudelski Group

Christopher Schouten is Sr. Director – IoT Business Strategy for the Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) and has worked for more than 20 years for companies whose mission is to protect devices, data and high-value business models, making him an expert in embedded security strategy. He joined Kudelski Group in 2013, and prior to that he held various marketing and operational management roles in pay-TV security and mobile and fixed telecommunications in the U.S., The Netherlands and Switzerland. He is now based in Phoenix Arizona. Christopher is an honors graduate of the University of Iowa, having studied Mass Communications and Linguistics. Christopher speaks six languages and is a passionate early adopter of IoT and smart home technologies.

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Tahl Milburn

CTO and CEO, Lifestate

Lifestate

Tahl Milburn is a leading expert in IoT and automation technologies. Tahl consults with leading enterprises on technologies including IoT (industrial, commercial, home), edge computing, affective computing, no-code/low-code and others. In addition, Tahl has deep experience in large scale design having delivered enterprise architecture projects from Asia Pac to Europe to South America to the US as the Managing Director of Cisco’s global EA consulting practice and then as VP of Global EA and User Experience at Visa.

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Stas Wolk

Chief Operating Officer, Link Labs

Link Labs

Stas Wolk is the chief operating officer at Link Labs, a leading provider of an end-to-endIoT platform for tagging, locating and monitoring equipment, supplies and assetsanywhere at any time. A wireless telecommunications industry veteran with more than20 years of executive leadership experience, Wolk has a wide breadth of knowledge insales and business development, strategic partnerships and operations management.He leads many functions at Link Labs related to product development and newbusiness, primarily focused on sales initiatives and major customer engagements. Stashas been front and center at the dawn of the wireless industry since the early nineties,spending six years as a VP/GM at PageNet, five years with Research in Motion, makerof BlackBerry, and two years as the COO with Datalink, a leading wireless applicationservices and software solutions provider delivering end-to-end mobile datamanagement applications to business enterprises.

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Charles Miller

CEO, Lynk

Lynk

Charles Miller is co-founder and CEO of Lynk, the company building “cell towers in space” which will allow you to stay connected everywhere with the existing phone in your pocket.Miller is a serial space entrepreneur with more than 30 years’ experience in the commercial space industry. One of Miller’s previous startups is NanoRacks, where he served as co-founding CEO. He also served as NASA’s Senior Advisor for Commercial Space from 2009-2012 where he advised NASA leadership on commercial public-private partnerships.

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Mike Psenka

President & CEO, Moovila

Moovila

Mike Psenka, President and CEO of Moovila, launched Moovila in 2016 to enable the next stage of digital transformation at work. In addition to core business strategy and day-to-day operations, Psenka is heavily involved in platform architecture and design. Before Moovila, Psenka founded eThority, an award-winning business intelligence and analytics company. In 2011, he sold eThority to Equifax where he then led and scaled the business into a segment leader in the compliance arena. Psenka graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and holds multiple technology patents related to the products and services produced by his companies.

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Akshay Sharma

CTO, Motivitee

Motivitee

Akshay Sharma is a tech analyst, ex-Gartner, having authored 280+ research notes, on emerging technologies like DevOPs, Software Defined Data Centers, 5G, and IoT. A frequent speaker at tech events, he is often quoted in leading institutions like CNN, Wall St. Journal, and CIO.com. He is a former CTO of one of the first video/WiFi smartphone firms and an entrepreneur in the tech sector, having worked for firms that are now part of leading firms like Intel, IBM, Nokia, and Ericsson. He advises many emerging startups, such as Kovair, where he is CTO, in the DevOps/ALM arena, having worked for 3 startups that are part of IBM Rational/DOORS in ObjecTime, Verilog, and Telelogic on integrated development, test and operational environments. Additionally, he is CTO of LB-N, and the Motivitee Alliance on 5G-enabled Smart X (City, Campus, and Grid) Industry4.0 solutions, all provided as a Service.

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Sara Brown

Vice President of Marketing, Multitech

Multitech

As Vice President of Marketing Sara Brown is responsible internal and external marketing and communications. She brings 20 years of technology marketing experience, with more than ten years focused on M2M and IoT. In addition to her experience as a senior creative at some of the world’s premier advertising agencies, Sara has worked for IBM, Wavecom/Sierra Wireless and Telit Wireless Solutions, and consulted to global technology companies. She has served as Marketing Co-Chair for the LoRa Alliance and is currently Vice Chair of the IoT M2M Council.

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Alexander Anufrienko

R&D Director, National IT Center

National IT Center

Anufrienko, Alexander Y. received B.S. (2002) and M.S. (2004) from Polytechnic Univ., St.Petersburg, Russia in Electrical and electronic engineering. In 2005 he joined Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea as a research engineer where he worked on video and signal processing, ASIC design, RF design, Wireless sensor networks and fast prototyping. In 2010, he joined LG Electronics as a Smart TV program manager and was responsible for development VoD services, platform and applications. Since 2015 he is a delegate from Russian Federation in International Telecommunication Union (ITU-T, SG20 IoT and smart cities and communities). He is currently working on his Ph.D. in electrical engineering at Higher School of Economics Univ., Moscow, Russia. He has authored over 20 publications.

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Scott Schwalbe

CEO/Co-Founder, NimbeLink

NimbeLink

As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporatevision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott held leadership roles forseveral industry-leading companies, including Logic PD, HDM, and Celestica. Healso served and retired after 20 years in theU.S. Navy as a Cryptologic Linguist. He earned his BS at New York University and his MBA from Cardinal Stritch University.

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Don Malloy

Chairman, OATH

OATH

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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Chris Catterton

Director of Solution Engineering, ONE Tech

ONE Tech

Chris Catterton is the Director of Solution Engineering at ONE Tech, an innovator in enabling artificial intelligence on the Edge and as an Embedded solution for IoT and machines. Catterton has over a decade of experience deploying global industrial software solutions- primarily in the space of Industrial IoT, Process Automation and Embedded AI.

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Omar Qaise

Founder & CEO, OQ Technology

OQ Technology

Mr. Omar Qaise is the Founder and CEO of OQ Technology, a multinational newspace company building a global 5G IoT LEO satellite constellation dedicated for 5G massive machine communication that can provide connectivity anywhere, especially in remote and rural areas. Omar brings tremendous experience and heritage to his venture as he worked many years in different organizations and enterprises in the satellite and telecommunication industry including the European Space Agency (ESA), German Aerospace Centre (DLR), SES ASTRA, OHB SYSTEMS, EUMETSAT and SES Satellites.

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Mike Wilkinson

CEO, Paragon Innovations

Paragon Innovations

Michael R. Wilkinson founded Paragon Innovations 30 years ago and has built a business on solid core values. As CEO Mike leads Paragon Innovations business strategy and vision, product design and development, and customer relations. Since its inception in 1990, Wilkinson and his team have grown Paragon into one of the nations leading providers of product development and engineering services. Customers include 3M, B.Braun Medical, Hitachi, Medtronic, Motorola, and Siemens, among others.Wilkinson himself earned his Eagle Scout at the age of 13. In addition, Wilkinson was the district chairman of the Circle 10 council Explorers, and in 2007 won the William H. Spurgeon III Award, the highest recognition for the Exploring program. Wilkinson graduated in 1986 from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas with a degree in Electrical Engineering Technology (now ESET - Whoop!) Wilkinson is a CEO member of Vistage International.Servant LeadershipWilkinson is a member of the Advisory Council of Texas A&M McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship (formally CNVE) and serves on the Industrial Advisory Board for Texas A&M Engineering Department. He frequently guest lectures for the Engineering and the Mays Business School at Texas A&M. He annually judges the Venture Challenge and the Raymond Ideas Challenge for the Mays Business School MBA program. Wilkinson serves on the College of Education STEM summer camps committee.Wilkinson is currently serving as a Design & Manufacturing Forum Tri-Chair of Tech Titans. Wilkinson has served on the Board of Directors of Metroplex Technology Business Council (now Tech Titans). Additionally, he is a former chairman of the American Electronic Associations (AEA) North Texas CEO roundtable. Lastly, Wilkinson is financially involved in the Texas A&M Foundation.InvestmentWilkinson is an active Board member of the Aggie Angel Network investing in a number of new ventures. He works with Aggie students to perform due diligence on presenting companies. He also actively works with these startup companies post investment.For FunWilkinson loves to sail for fun and race to win. Wilkinson has a 100 ton Master Mariner’s license from the United States Coast Guard (USCG). Wilkinson races both Offshore and in inland lakes. Wilkinson often sails in the Caribbean, Pacific, and Atlantic oceans. Wilkinson is a certified PADI Rescue Diver, ASA instructor, and Certified US Sailing Race Officer.

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Michael Skurla

Chief Product Officer, Radix IoT

Radix IoT

Michael C. Skurla is the Chief Product Officer of Radix IoT–offering limitless monitoring and management rooted in intelligence–helping consolidate global Marketing and Product Viability, focusing on forthcoming product strategy and intellectual property for Radix IoT markets including unique R&D initiatives, cloud/managed services, and merger and acquisitions targets. Previously as Chief Technology Officer, Skurla set product strategy for the company’s IoT platform. He has over two decades of experience in control automation and IoT product design with Fortune 500 companies, focusing on the intersection of software and hardware that emphasizes data aggregation and analytics for mission-critical industries. As a well-recognized thought leader and a contributor to such top industry publications as Critical Facilities, Oilman Magazine, IoT Playbook, IoT News, Digitalisation World (UK), LD+A, among others, he is a frequent lecturer on outcome-based analytics and consolidated data methodologies for building and industrial applications to drive efficiency and alternative business outcomes through data. Michael is a contributing member of ASHRAE, USGBC, and IES Education.

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Mike Geller

Distinguished Cyber Security Architect , Radware 

Radware 

Michael Geller has over 30 years of experience in advanced technology development and operations in Cyber Security. Mike is currently a Distinguished Cyber Security Architect focusing on protecting critical workloads, their API and the networks that deliver them. As an Adjunct Professor at University of Miami, Mike is a lead Instructor for the Cyber Security program.As a Principal Engineer at Cisco, Mike held several leadership positions over the 24 years there. Most recently as a leader in the GSAT or Global Security Architecture Team, responsible for security architecture across Cisco. Michael is a company leader for Security and Threat Defense. Michael’s recent focus is on 5G Security and the path to it – including security for cloud native as it relates to 5G Stand Alone and how to get there via 5G NSA and 4G. Michael’s research, development and customer facing work includes a 4G/5G threat surface analysis, segmentation and zero trust for the 5G network as it applies to application delivery and network slicing, and route science and security. Michael also focuses on the MSSP side of security delivery with a NetOps and SecOps focus now moving to a DevSecOps focus too. Michael led the ATIS Cybersecurity efforts and is active in other standards and consortium groups. Michael is deeply involved in go to market and technical evolution of the Threat Defense and Security As A Service for Cloud Providers, Service Providers and Enterprise building on traditional and evolving architectures and controls such as MSSP, NFV, Mobility and SDN. Prior to joining Cisco Michael designed and delivered the foundational technical systems for health care, education and public safety. He holds a Master’s of Science in MIS University and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics/Economics. Michael is a fourth-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and most enjoys the company of his Wife, Rebecca and two children, Sarah and Ben.

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Dennis Henderson

Co-founder & CEO, Ready Wireless

Josh Gerst

Vice President of Engineering, RF Connect

RF Connect

Josh Gerst serves as Vice President of Engineering at RF Connect where he focuses on wireless communication network system design, commissioning and optimization. Josh possesses more than 20 years of experience in cellular engineering and management which includes an expansive background in in-building wireless systems engineering design and implementation to support indoor smartphone enablement and public-safety communications. Prior to joining RF Connect, Josh was Director of Engineering at Powerwave Technologies where he managed engineering teams working in the U.S. and overseas focused on DAS design and deployment. In addition, Josh has worked for Metaware, a small start-up smart antenna company, and Ericsson, the largest wireless equipment OEM in the world. Josh has a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Iowa State University.

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Robert Thelen

CEO and Co-Founder, Rownd

Rownd

Robert Thelen is the CEO and Co-Founder of Rownd, a data-privacy and trust platform, based in RTP, North Carolina. Prior to Rownd, Robert was the product lead for IBM Cloud’s API management platform. As an API thought-leader, he advised dozens of F50 companies in their API strategy and built IBM’s offering into the largest in the world. He is an Air Force veteran and received his MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Robert lives in Durham, North Carolina with his wife and daughter and is a serial entrepreneur.

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Jaume Sanpera

CEO, Sateliot

Sateliot

Jaume Sanpera is founder and CEO of Sateliot, the satellite telecommunications operator that will provide global and continuous connectivity to all the elements that will make up the Internet of Things (IoT) universe under the 5G protocol. A lover of technology and innovation, he believes in progress and in the multiple possibilities that connectivity has to make peoples lives easier. He has a background in Telecommunications Engineering, a Master in Business Administration (MBA) and a Senior Management Program (PADE).His entire career has developed in parallel with technological development and his entrepreneurial spirit, which has led him to found up to 9 companies. Among them Eurona and several dotcoms as Festuc.com, a mobile social network to connect young people to share leisure or Ambientum.com, the directory of digital renewable energy companies.

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Byron BeMiller

Director of Product Management, Semtech

Semtech

Byron BeMiller is Director of Product Management in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Products Group and the head of the LoRa Alliance® Smart Building Working Group. He is the former VP of Sales at TrackNet, an IoT solutions provider that was acquired by Semtech. He holds a BSEE from the University of Illinois and an MS in Management from Georgia Tech.

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Joe Barr

Sales Director, Sensata | Xirgo

David Gustafson

President, SMART Logistics

SMART Logistics

David has 25 years of leadership experience bringing innovative products and services to market. He began in the 90’s working for enterprise software systems such as LBMS and PLATINUM Technologies and in the 2000’s he introduced a new class of micro robotic systems to the US defense and security services at ReconRobotics. In 2009, David co-founded SMART Logistics with business partner Tim Watson. Together they have built a company which provides their clients’ unprecedented visibility into their supply chains and control over their reusable shipping assets.

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Nick Jordan

Founder, Smashing Boxes

Smashing Boxes

Nick Jordan is an entrepreneur that wears many hats and always has a project ready to launch. This includes his current role as founder and CEO of Smashing Boxes, a software design and development agency based in Durham NC. Smashing Boxes works with companies to build digital products for web, mobile, and connected devices, ranging from startup to enterprise scale, and with a focused interest in blockchain, IOT, and healthcare. Lets connect: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nickjordan1/

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Glenn Stern

Head of Alliances and Partnerships, Spirent Communications

Spirent Communications

Glenn works for Spirent’s Partnership organization helping to define strategic partnerships and alliances to expedite and significantly reduce risk for customer deployment of next generation network transformation and scale. Currently Glenn leads Spirent’s strategic initiatives in the US Federal Government for 5G and future networks.With over 35 years’ experience in telecommunications, Glenn has facilitated on strategy and success with and for Federal and State Government, Telecommunications Service Providers, Systems Integrators, and start-ups, helping them increase success through innovation and transformation. Glenn is a believer that strategic collaboration and partnerships is paramount to industry and customer success.

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John Holden

Director of Economic Development & Tourism, Stafford County, VA

Stafford County, VA

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Jeremy Collins

Director of Innovative Connectivity, State of North Carolina

State of North Carolina

Jeremy Collins, a native of Dardens, North Carolina, is a social engineer committed to anti-racism, equity and peace. He currently serves as North Carolina’s Director of Innovation and Connectivity. Prior to government service, Jeremy served as Director-Counsel of the Racial Equity Project and Advocacy/Policy Counsel with the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.Jeremy is a strategic organizer committed to the Beloved Community. He is a peer mentor and unapologetic accomplice with freedom fighters, young and old. Jeremy worships with his faith community’s music ministry; he is a proud father, a loyal Tar Heel, and an enthusiastic Brother of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Currently residing in Durham, Jeremy earned undergraduate degrees and a Juris Doctorate from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. To God be all the glory for the wonderful things He does!

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Fabio Rosa

CEO and Founder, TagoIO

TagoIO

Fabio Rosa is the CEO and founder of TagoIO. TagoIO is a Raleigh-based technology company focused on the cloud platform for connected devices that goes beyond IoT. With a vision to design a software that would enable technical and non-technical people to create solutions that would easily connect electronic sensors, data, people, and businesses, he created TagoIO. Fabio holds a master’s degree in industrial automation from the University of Santa Catarina, Brazil and an MBA in Management of Technology from Worcester Polytechnic Institute - Worcester, MA. He has more than 25 years of experience in the development of new technologies and products involving connectivity, innovation process, algorithms, hardware and firmware designs. Fabio currently resides in Raleigh, NC.

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Jim Wert

Co-Founder and CTO, Tartabit LLC

Tartabit LLC

An experienced technology development and engineering executive with proven success in the Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 market sectors. Jim has experience delivering solutions for many industries such as factory automation, telematics, healthcare, smart metering, condition-based monitoring, device management, and many more. Prior to Tartabit, Jim served as CTO of Telit, a leading provider of IoT hardware, software, and services. As Vice President of R&D at Telit, Jim designed and built the award winning deviceWISE Industrial IoT Gateway software and the Telit IoT Platform. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from Purdue University.

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Barney Barnowski

VP Sales, Tektelic

Tektelic

Barney Barnowski is TEKTELIC’s Vice President of Sales and Business Development in the APAC region. He is primarily responsible for prospecting new business and growing TEKTELIC’s footprint of LoRaWAN® solutions in these regions. Having spent his career working in various technical and commercial roles in telecommunications and IoT, Barney possesses a wealth of knowledge, experience and unique viewpoints on the implementation of IoT solutions in the Smart Cities space. Barney holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Calgary.

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Christopher Whitaker

VP of IoT Business Development, Telarus

Telarus

Christopher Whitaker is a 20 year telecommunications professional from Atlanta, GA and he and his wife have 4 children. The last ten years he has focused on business solutions ranging from SMB to national enterprise organizations in the channel. He is an award-winning channel leader for his efforts in solving connectivity issues for his partners. Other recognitions include NCTI Honor Grad for marketing and TCA certified Telecommunications Professional. Prior to telecom, he was an US Army Airborne Infantrymen. In his free time, he enjoys boating on Lake Lanier in GA. He also is the host of “The Wireless Way” podcast. He is currently the VP of IoT Business Development with Telarus.

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Angel Mercedes

IoT Sales Director-Americas, Telenor Connexion

Telenor Connexion

Angel Mercedes is a sales management professional with 24 years of wireless sales experience initiating, developing, and managing sales relationships with customers, distributors, and manufacturer representatives. He is currently IoT Sales Director-Americas for Telenor Connexion, the specialized IoT company within Telenor Group and a leading, Scandinavian provider of IoT (Internet of Things) services with 20 years of experience working with enterprises around the world. Prior to joining Telenor Connexion, Mercedes held management positions with some of the most respected companies in the M2M/IoT and wireless communication industry: 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. He also served as Sr. Technical Services Manager for Brother International Corporation and as RF Design Engineer for several engineering firms.Mercedes has a strong reputation and has been recognized for his expertise in the M2M/IoT industry. He has been invited speaker at many M2M/IoT related conferences and trade shows. Also has been interviewed by many wireless industry related publications and M2M/IoT industry analysts. The Hispanic IT Executive Council named Mercedes as one of the 2014 HITEC 100, an award that is given to the top 100 most influential and notable Hispanic Professionals in the Information Technology Industry. Mercedes earned an M.B.A. in Business Administration and International Business from Florida Atlantic University and a B.S. in Electromechanical Engineering from Universidad Autónoma de Santo Domingo.

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Dr. Mihai Voicu

VP IoT Services R&D and Security Technologies, Telit

Telit

Mihai Voicu is VP IoT Services R&D and Security Technologies at Telit where he is responsible for the overall information and security direction of the company’s Platform as a Service offering. He is responsible for the design and implementation of comprehensive and technologically sophisticated corporate information security strategies that safeguard customer and company assets.Mihai Voicu joined Telit through ILS Technology as the senior software engineer in 2001. He worked on the initial architecture of the ILS Technology security product secureWISE Collaborate. Prior to ILS Technology, he worked for Nortel Networks as R&D senior software engineer. Mihai Voicu holds a Master of Science on Applied Electronics from Polytechnic Institute, Faculty of Electronics and Telecommunications Bucharest, Romania. In 2007, Mihai Voicu earned his doctorate from University of Agronomic Studies (Bucharest, Romania) with the thesis title “Research studies regarding implementation of the program ‘Virtual Enterprises’ and its utilization to improve business management”. Mihai Voicu also holds CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control) and C|EH (Certified Ethical Hacker) certifications, and is currently acting as chair for TIA (www.tiaonline.org) TR-50 M2M - Smart Device Communications standard committee.

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Ricardo Buranello

Head of Platforms, Telit

Telit

Ricardo Buranello, VP of IoT Factory Solutions for Telit, has over 10 years of experience in the M2M/IoT industry. Buranello is responsible for Telit’s global factory solutions, which is a leading provider in industrial solutions for remote connectivity, edge logic automation, OT and IT integration. Heading Telit’s factory solutions, Buranello is engaged in the strategy creation and implementation of Telit Industry 4.0 products such as deviceWISE and secureWISE. Buranello graduated from São Paulo Catholic University with a degree in Business Administration. He also has an MBA in business economics by FGV-SP and business extension program in NYU – Stern.

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Nicole Raimundo

Chief Information Officer, Town of Cary, NC

Town of Cary, NC

Nicole Raimundo Coughlin is an award-winning technology executive who serves as the chief information officer for Cary, North Carolina. She is the principal strategist and architect for information technology and digital marketing across the organization. Coughlin is at the forefront of the smart cities movement, creating a connected community through piloting and implementing IoT technologies in the public sector. By fostering partnerships both locally and nationally, she leverages her private-sector background to fuel civic innovation in ways not previously seen in local government.A self-described government rebel, Coughlin participates in numerous conferences and summits as a keynote speaker and panelist, and her work has been profiled in case studies as she continuously pursues new models of digital transformation for collaborative citizen-facing projects. Prior to her work in government, she spent more than 15 years in various IT leadership positions in the private sector, leading development teams in the U.S. and internationally.

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Eduardo Cabrera

Chief Cybersecurity Officer, Trend Micro

Trend Micro

Eduardo Cabrera is responsible for analyzing emerging cyber threats to develop innovative and resilient enterprise risk management strategies for Fortune 500 clients and strategic partners. Before joining Trend Micro, he was a 20-year veteran and former CISO of the United States Secret Service with experience leading information security, cyber investigative, and protective programs in support of the Secret Service integrated mission. He started his career investigating transnational cyber criminal groups targeting the financial and retail sectors and later led cyber forensic operations in support of Secret Service large-scale data breach investigations. He then served as the Secret Service Strategic Advisor to the DHS National Cybersecurity & Communications Integration Center (NCCIC).

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Matt Zimmerman

Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances, Truphone

Truphone

Matt Zimmerman is Senior Director of Business Development and Strategic Alliances at Truphone. With more than twenty years of experience in the industry, Matt has spent the last number of years focusing on sales, strategic partnerships and alliances and business development.Matt’s primary responsibilities include driving transformative business outcomes within the Internet of Things (IoT), network computing (5G/Edge) and solutions technologies. Matt has worked for an impressive roster of brands including AT&T and Sigfox.Located on the Gulf Coast of Florida in Naples, Matt enjoys an outdoor lifestyle of biking, golfing, deep water fishing and relaxing at the beach.

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Erik Kling

VP, IoT New Business Development, Vodafone Americas, Vodafone

Vodafone

Erik has over 20 years’ experience in the communication technology field, his experience covering hardware, software, services and solution elements of the industry. Having held senior sales and product management roles across the globe, Erik joined Vodafone in 2010. As Vice President IoT New Business Development, Erik’s responsibilities include building and developing the IoT domestic new business team including the Latin America region, driving M2M solutions into Vodafone Global Enterprise accounts along with additional customers and markets, and defining, developing and nurturing the IoT ecosystem within the marketplace.

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David Hettinger

President, Waylay North America & Enterprise

Waylay North America & Enterprise

David Hettinger, works with companies that are looking to radically change an approach to a traditional business model. He leads through engagement and setting an example of being methodical in continuing to press forward. David has over 20 years of experience in this area. From starting up initiatives, to building sustained revenue models, the accomplishments that David has led have transformed the HVAC industry, and driven in excess of $1.6B in sustained revenue. Originally from New York and now residing in Colorado, David’s approach to engagement is one of optimism, one of transformation. A light hearted approach to challenges that are sure to cause others to shy away, helps David bridge the organization; from Technical to CEO. When David is not engaged in business, you can find him with his family. He most likely will be hiking a 14,000 foot mountain peak in Colorado with his wife, escaping the city to ski, or having dinner out with family and friends.

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Marcellus Buchheit

President and CEO, Wibu-Systems USA

Wibu-Systems USA

Marcellus Buchheit is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc., located in Edmonds, WA where he resides.Marcellus earned his Master of Science degree in computing science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. In the same year, he co-founded Wibu-Systems together with Oliver Winzenried. As the original architect and first software developer of the company’s successful WibuKey, CodeMeter, and SmartShelter product lines, he is well known in his field for his expertise in designing innovative techniques to protect software against reverse-engineering, tampering, and debugging. The products he designed have never been cracked by hackers in multiple public global contests.Marcellus is an active member of the international Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), where he is involved with security, trustworthiness and monetization initiatives. He is one of the editors and authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework document and co-chair of the Digital Transformation (DX) Working Group and the Trustworthiness Task Group.He is a frequently invited speaker at industry events, and has accepted many industry awards on behalf of Wibu-Systems, including the CODiE awards in 2017, 2014, and 2009 in recognition by the SIIA of CodeMeter as the Best Content Rights and Entitlement Solution.

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Dr. Gerard Hayes

President & CEO, Wireless Research Center of NC

Wireless Research Center of NC

Dr. Hayes has nearly three decades of experience in government and commercial electromagnetic research and design. Prior to working with the Town of Wake Forest to establish the WRCNC in 2010, Dr. Hayes was the Director of Engineering at GreenWave Scientific where he led the development of antenna and RF circuit designs for a diverse range of DoD applications. At Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications (USA) Inc., Dr. Hayes provided global technical leadership in the Technology and Research organization with contributions to handset antenna design, technology, and radiated performance optimization. At Lockheed Martin (formerly Lockheed Missiles and Space Co.), Dr. Hayes supported research and development efforts for space-based, phased array applications. The scope of his experience encompasses electromagnetic theory, bioelectromagnetics, antenna design, RF circuit analysis, and material engineering. He has participated in the development of international standards for OTA, HAC, and SAR evaluation (including IEEE, IEC, CTIA, and C63 standards). With over 70 US patents, Dr. Hayes has maintained a prominent technical role in the wireless industry

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Jon Pelson

Author, Wireless Wars

Wireless Wars

After an early career as a writer and marketer with Young & Rubicam, Jonathan Pelson joined Lucent Technologies during the telecom boom of the ‘90s, helping create and market some of the company’s breakthrough technology solutions. He later served as the Chief of Convergence Strategy for British Telecom, developing a global wireless plan for the company. During his time with these and other telecom companies, he traveled to China and saw that country’s fledgling telecommunications companies grow and eventually seize the world lead. With deep personal experience in the sector and rare access to the people who ran the world’s largest telecom companies, he decided to investigate how the lead was lost to the Chinese and what we could do to take it back. Jon has a degree in economics from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia.

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Nelson Nahum

CEO, Zadara

Zadara

Nelson has over 30 years of experience in the enterprise software infrastructure industry. He is known for creating innovative products and successfully bringing them to the market. Prior to co-founding Zadara, he was a Fellow and Vice President of Software Engineering at LSI Corporation, where he was responsible for an engineering team of over 250 people. Previously he was CTO and co-founder of StoreAge Networking Technologies, which was acquired by LSI in 2006. At StoreAge, he invented the out of band storage virtualization system, building and leading the engineering to a successful product that was adopted by HP and led to the acquisition of StoreAge by LSI. Nelson holds 10 patents related to storage technologies. He is a graduate of the Technion, the Israeli Institute of Technology.

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Moderator List

Norman Miglietta (Moderator)

IoT Strategy and Marketing Consultant,

Norman Miglietta is an IoT Strategy and Marketing Consultant with over 20-years of experience leading all aspects of B2B/B2C marketing operations, demand gen, and omni-channel campaigns with an emphasis on marketing strategy. Over the course of his career, Norman has had much success working in a broad set of industries including Technology, SaaS, IoT, Mobile, Automotive, Sports and Entertainment. No matter where he has worked, Norman has been dedicated to delivering continuous improvements in marketing/sales KPI results, digital integration, creative excellence, operational efficiency, business growth, and financial stewardship.

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Ryan Martin (Moderator)

Research Director, ABI Research

ABI Research

Ryan Martin, Principal Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging transformative technologies, including augmented reality (AR), analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT). He currently leads the firm’s Smart Manufacturing and Enterprise IoT research. Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at technology market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan 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. Additionally, he held advisory, consultative, and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups. Ryan is frequently quoted and published in a variety of industry and business media, including BBC, CIO, ComputerWorld, CyberTrend, E-Commerce Times, FastCompany, International Business Times, LA Times, PCWorld, TechNewsWorld, TechRepublic, Time Magazine, VentureBeat, Forbes and WIRED. He is also a regular speaker at client and industry events, and a judge for major awards programs such as the CES Innovation Awards and the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards. Ryan 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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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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Carl Ford (Moderator)

CEO, Director of Content, Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media

Carl has been highlighting the key initiatives around the advances of the Commercial Internet since the inception of the worldwide web. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of costing, operations, marketing, regulatory, and product development and management. Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people and businesses; be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building relationships as well relevant, thought provoking conference content, make him an invaluable asset to IoT Evolution.

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Ken Briodagh (Moderator)

Editorial Director, IoT For All

IoT For All

Ken is Editorial Director at IoT for All. He loves all forms of technology, because hes into fantasy more than sci-fi and even Arthur C Clarke admitted that Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. So, wheres that wand of Magic Missiles, Elon? Hes particularly interested in the potential for Internet of Things technology to have a profound positive impact on the lives of people.

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James Brehm (Moderator)

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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Todd Day (Moderator)

Head of IoT Business Intelligence and Analytics, James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm & Associates

Todd Day is Strategic Consultant and Head of IoT Business Intelligence and Analytics for James Brehm & Associates. Day combines his education in business administration and finance with his experience in cryptology, network engineering, consulting, and market research to provide clients with industry-specific research, strategic guidance and solution development. Prior to joining the James Brehm & Associates team, Day spent 14 years as Program Manager, Analyst, and Consultant at Frost & Sullivan, where he managed complex projects for some of the biggest names in telecom and IT.. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Day honed his skills as a Network Engineer for a regional MSO and as a Cryptologic Technician for the U.S. Navy. Day has worked in most aspects of the telecommunication industry and has been key in numerous integration and automation projects, including selection and integration of equipment in signaling and transport, least cost routing models and implementation, product development, testing, and new product deployments.

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Olga Yashkova (Moderator)

Principal Consultant IoT Business Intelligence & Analytics, James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm & Associates

Olga Yashkova joined James Brehm & Associates in February 2019 as a Principal Consultant IoT Business Intelligence & Analytics. Olga started her career at Portland General electric in Customer support and moved to Economic Development Group conducting market research. Later, Olga joined Frost & Sullivan where for nearly a decade and a half she was responsible for all aspects of the Communications Test & Measurement practice from analysis of the emerging technologies, due diligence, go-to- market strategies and business development.Olga strongly believes that IoT is the Future and every aspect of human life will be completely transformed by this technology very soon.

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Barlow Keener (Moderator)

Principal, Keener Law Group

Keener Law Group

Barlow Keener is an attorney with Keener Law Group. He specializes in communications law and development for over 15 years and is an authority on wireless and wired matters related to telecommunications, wireless, White Spaces, CALEA, femtocells, WiFi mesh networks, and fiber optic networks. He represents telecommunications providers in state and federal regulatory matters. He has served as lead telecom regulatory counsel in connection with numerous RBOC, VoIP, CLEC, conference calling, voicemail, and collocation projects. Barlow delivers guidance to communications providers and systems integrators related to defining telecommunications and non-telecommunications services. He also provides strategic and policy advice to telecommunications, information technology and media firms in the United States, Asia and Europe. He was formerly General Counsel at CSA and a General Attorney at BellSouth Telecommunications. He holds a J.D. from Emory University, a M.A in American History from North Carolina Central University, and a B.A. from the University of the South.

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Darrin Mylet (Moderator)

Founder & CEO, Local Broadband Networks

Local Broadband Networks

We are in the business of planning, building and operating new fiber, fixed wireless and nomadic gigabit broadband networks. We are focused on Commercial Real Estate (CRE) where 97% of buildings are considered “dumb.” We are also developing (3P) Public Private Partnerships to build local “Smart City” and “Smart Campus” networks. Mr. Mylet is an advisor to 6Harmonics, a leading TVWS / Super Wi-Fi technology assisting in fund-raising, business & regulatory affairs and an executive at Adaptrum, a Silicon Valley-based TVWS startup from 2009- 2014. Mr. Mylet was a Vice President with Cantor Fitzgerald from 2003-2009. Founded the Cantor Spectrum Exchange, the first real time spectrum management and trading exchange which became the foundation of CBRS. Co-Founded Cantor Gaming, the first commercial mobile wireless system which is the basis of now Draft Kings. Issued (15) patents on applying wireless to applications and business objectives. Prior to joining Cantor-Fitzgerald, Mr. Mylet was with Radiant Networks from 2000-2003 and an executive with MFS/Worldcom/MCI from 1997 to 2000. From 1992 to 1997, Mr. Mylet was with GTE Corporation (now Verizon). Mr. Mylet served two Terms (2010/11-President Obama) and (2009/10-President Bush) for the Department of Commerce Spectrum Management Advisory Committee administered by NTIA and was Chairperson of the Wireless Spectrum Transparency Subcommittee. Mr. Mylet served (s) as an advisor www.yottasolar.com, SpectrumEvolution.org and www.ondasnetworks.com which IPO’d in 2018, a leader in private secure utility wireless network solutions. B.A. Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.

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Glenn Richards (Moderator)

Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman

Glenn Richards is a partner and chair of the communications practice group at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman. He represents a wide range of communications service providers and investors, including voice over internet protocol (VoIP) providers, wireline and wireless telecommunications carriers, television broadcasters, equipment manufacturers, satellite operators, banks and private equity firms in transactional and litigation matters, and before the Federal Communications Commission, state public utility commissions and the International Telecommunication Union. Glenn also represents large corporate users of communications services in contract negotiations with their suppliers.Glenn is also Executive Director of the Voice on the Net Coalition (www.von.org). Since 1997, VON has been educating state and federal policymakers about the benefits of Internet communications and the impact of regulation on this emerging technology. Glenn received a journalism degree from West Virginia University in 1982 and a law degree from New York Law School in 1985. He is admitted to practice in New York and Washington, DC. He is based in Washington, DC and can be reached at 202-663-8215 or glenn.richards@pillsburylaw.com

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Tom Snyder (Moderator)

Executive Director, RIoT

RIoT

Tom is Executive Director of RIoT, supporting Internet of Things and disruptive technology industry growth. By day he runs RIoT Labs at HQ Raleigh. In his spare time, Tom co-instructs Product Innovation Lab, a Forbes award winning multi-disciplinary course in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at NC State. Prior to joining RIoT, Tom held an executive leadership role at the ASSIST Center, a National Science Foundation sponsored effort to create wearable electronics for healthcare monitoring. Previously, he spent two decades in product development and technology incubation in NC. He’s passionate about creating and fostering collaborations across disciplines, markets and cultures. He enjoys the outdoors, woodworking, boardgames, big crowds, craft beer and ideas that are just crazy enough to work.

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Amber Cobb (Moderator)

Director of Partnership East,, RIoT

RIoT

Amber focuses on supporting sponsors, serving as co-architect of RIoT’s and partner events,expanding the RIoT community, and supporting RIoT’s mission of capturing and growing the IoTmarket sector.Prior to joining RIoT, Amber spent fifteen years in regulatory compliance where she helped bothFortune 100 companies and startups navigate the complex landscape of getting products intothe global marketplace.Amber is a firm believer in technology being the great equalizer and is passionate aboutsupporting women in all technology fields. When she is not supporting RIoT’s sponsors andcommunity, she is chasing around her two children and geeking out with her husband.Whenever Amber has a moment to spare, you can find her honing her culinary skills, reading,and playing board games with her family.

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Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Editor-in-Chief, Space IT Bridge

Space IT Bridge

Doug Mohney is Editor-in-Chief of Space IT Bridge. He has been working in and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years with real world experience including stints at two start-ups, a commercial internet service provider that went public in 1997 for $150 million and a satellite internet broadband company that didnt. Follow Doug on Twitter at @DougonIPComm

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Doug Wilson (Moderator)

Channel Manager - IoT, Verizon

Verizon

Doug Wilson is a Verizon Wireless Internet of Things Specialist serving as an IoT subject matter expert, charged with growing IoT partnerships with new and emerging IoT companies and ensuring successful Internet of Things solution implementations. In his role he has successfully brought several new IoT solutions to market through the partnerships with Verizon. Doug has had a successful career with Verizon as an M2M Regional Sales Specialist, 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 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 and Outstanding Team Chief awards.

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