Speaker Schedule

Nadir Izrael

Cofounder and CTO, Armis

Armis

Nadir Izrael is co-founder and CTO of Armis, the agentless IoT security platform that lets enterprises see and control any device or network. Izrael co-founded the company in 2015 with Yevgeny Dibrov, with whom he studied at Technion - Israel Institute of Technology. He spent six years in the Israeli army, specifically in Cyber Intelligence, where he designed and programmed software projects and systems, and attained the rank of captain. Following his military service, Izrael graduated Summa Cum Laude from Technion. During this time and in the following years, Izrael worked at Google as a software engineer, where he was on the team that built the autocomplete function in Google search. Izrael studied computer science and physics and enjoys combining the disciplines in coding projects, such as creating simulations of particle systems and cosmological models. He is also experienced in applied machine learning algorithms and statistical models.

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Mike Walkley

Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity

Canaccord Genuity

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord specializing in communications technology. Mike has over 18 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst for the past 6 years. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked number 2 sell-side analyst in 2014 in part due to his recommendations of IoT public companies. He was also ranked No. 3 stock picker for communications equipment for 2004 by Starmine and No. 5 stock picker for telecommunications equipment for 2004 by the Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago

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Joseph Bradley

Global Vice President, Customer Experience, Incubation Services & Technology, Cisco

Cisco

Joseph is Global Vice President, Customer Experience, Incubation Services and Technology. His team continuously works to identify new opportunities to help customers around the world adapt to a rapidly changing digital world. This includes the incubation and delivery of IoT and data services, emerging blockchain technologies, and smart city solutions. Joseph has deep knowledge of both start-up and enterprise businesses, and is a technology disruption thought leader for emerging technologies and business culture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was President at Uptake Technologies, CEO at C3 Communications, and Vice President/General Manager of AT&T’s Data Communications group. He holds an economics degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Enrique Acosta

Chief Executive Officer, Eye-Seal

Eye-Seal

Enrique Acosta is the Co-Founder of ES Information Systems / Eye-Seal, a collaboration with Coremet Trading. Enrique and the Eye-Seal team successfully developed the Eye-Seal internal container breach solution that have been awarded two US patents. The product and design was self-funded until 2019 when Eye-Seal completed a Series A round of funding with a group of logistics experts and the Texas A&M University Aggie network. In addition to his recent success and traction with Eye-Seal, Enrique leads BMB Metals, a scrap metal broker firm that is self-financed and has a presence in over 10 countries world-wide. Enrique has become an expert in maritime shipping and cargo logistics maximizing opportunities for BMB.Prior to opening BMB, Enrique was part of AMI Trading in Miami, Florida from 1993 to 2003 specializing in business development for Latin America and the Caribbean. AMI provided Enrique with a perfect platform to learn about maritime cargo and move forward to start his own business. Enrique’s scrap metal experience with cargo theft and his ability in connecting key players such as Coremet, Paragon Innovations and others like Telit has allowed him to grow the Eye-Seal initiative and remain a majority Partner at ES Information Systems.Enrique has been a leading force with the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR). He was the Founding Chairman of the (BIR) Latin America Committee in 2012 and remain a Member. The Committee is responsible for all of BIR’s advocacy and presence in Latin America and the CaribbeanEnrique is a Certified Licensed Inspector with the China Certification and Inspection Group and a Tulane graduate with a Major in Political Science and International Relations. He is married to Ingrid and they enjoy coastal living in Central Florida’s east coast.

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Sid Bose

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 is a 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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Steve Brumer

Partner, Industry Analyst

Michael Lenoce

Managing Director, MVP Capital

MVP Capital

Michael leads IoT sector investment banking coverage at MVP Capital, a middle market investment bank focused on the technology, media & telecommunications sectors. Michael has more than 20 years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in a wide variety of financing and M&A transactions for software, telecom and new emerging technology companies. Michael has advised numerous companies throughout the IoT ecosystem. Most recent transactions include the sale of M2M Data to Caterpillar, Reltima and GPS North America to Telular, the sale of SkyBitz to Telular Corporation, the sale of Telular to Avista Capital and MiX Telematics on their initial public offering. Michael has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.

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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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James Turino

Partner, Redwood Capital Group

Redwood Capital Group

James Turino is a co-founder and Partner of Redwood Capital and a Managing Partner of LD&A Redwood. Over more than 20 years, he has advised numerous companies in the technology and communications industries in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining Redwood Capital, Mr. Turino served as Director of the Technology Investment Banking team in New York for SG Cowen, where he managed public and private equity offerings, principal investments, and mergers and acquisitions for emerging growth software companies. Mr. Turino was also Director of the Media and Telecommunications Group for Prudential Securities in New York. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance for ING Barings, where he started the Telecommunications Group. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.

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Lonnie Miller

Principal Industry Consultant, SAS

SAS

Lonnie Miller is a Principal Industry Consultant at SAS. He focuses on opportunities and risks with emerging technology and competitive market dynamics while examining the role of analytics with customer experience, Industry 4.0, connected vehicle and mobility strategies. Lonnie brings critical thinking to business growth goals drawing from his interests in competitive market analyses, applied analytics, and building marketing plans.Lonnie holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Michigan-Flint and an M.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University.

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Cyril Perducat

EVP of IoT and Digital Offers , Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Cyril is a native of France with a background in engineering and international project management. Cyril joined Schneider Electric in 1994. Since then, he has held a number of roles – both in France and in China – across a broad area of the business, including marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, business development and acquisitions and alliances. A widely respected business leader, Cyril is also the current president of ODVA Inc., the international organization that supports the development of open network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™).

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Les Goldman

Sr Product Manager, Syniverse

Syniverse

Les Goldman has held positions ranging from customer service, to product management, to marketing and sales. Over his 25-year-plus career, he has developed and marketed both tangible software products as well as intangible service and professional solutions. A free-thinking technology innovator, he enjoys turning problem-solving into targeted solutions to meet customer needs.As Senior Product Manager at Syniverse, Les is focused on driving innovation for customers around the world while helping to simplify business and technical complexities. Among his accomplishments, he has developed first-of-a-kind solutions for roaming, real-time intelligence, LTE and Wi-Fi. His current focus is Syniverse’s Secure Global Access, a worldwide private IP network permitting secure connectivity between IoT devices and enterprise cloud-based applications and services.Previously, Les served as a Global Product Manager with Verizon, where he leveraged his customer, market and MBA experience to successfully launch award-winning global communications solutions. His contribution was recognized when he received a patent for his work with integrated telephony services years before the advent of the term “unified communications.”Les also applies his skills outside of Syniverse. He was appointed by former Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve on the board of directors for the Able Trust organization, whose mission is to work with state agencies and private resources to help Floridians with disabilities secure meaningful employment. Les also founded the North Tampa Athletic Association Buddy Ball program, which enables children with disabilities to play baseball with their peers, and he also is a Buddy Ball coach.

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Moderator List

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

CEO, Capstone Partners

Capstone Partners

Allen Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients inthe mobile, IoT, software and technology industries. Capstone provides strategicadvisory, ecosystem development and market insights to help clients accelerate time tomarket and revenue growth. Prior to Capstone, Allen was the President of Sigfox, NorthAmerica, where he created a high-performance team of 100 people that built an Internetof Things business with top enterprise companies and verticals while providing wirelesscoverage for over 70M people in the US. As part of these activities, Allen representedSigfox with media outlets (CNBC, Fortune, Forbes, WSJ) and industry analysts(Machina Research, LHS, Gartner, Ovum, ABI Research) on IoT topics.Prior to Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony,InterDigital and Stephens Capital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised $15Mto launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value produced by thedata generated by IoT. At InterDigital, Allen oversaw all market development activities,including the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared spectrum and video contentmanagement solutions.Previously, Allen was the Head of Mobile Strategy & Business Development for HP’sglobal Smartphone & Tablet division. In this role, he drove all strategic initiatives fordevices, software and services, including the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.

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