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Daniel Obodovski

Daniel Obodovski
Author

With nearly 20 years of experience in the wireless and high-tech sectors, Daniel Obodovski’s passion is helping companies go to market with connected devices and machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies. He has worked with some of the top people in the industry to realize the vision of the Internet of Things. Most recently, Daniel was Director of Business Development at Qualcomm, where he led the commercial launch of multiple M2M products and businesses. Prior to that, Daniel was Director of Strategic Marketing and Business Development at Motorola Germany. In 2011 Daniel co-founded, and currently co-chairs, M2M SIG at CommNexus San Diego. Daniel holds an MBA degree from the University of South Carolina and Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, as well as a Master’s degree from the Moscow State Lomonosov University.
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Dr. Satwant Kaur

Dr. Satwant Kaur
"First Lady of Emerging Technologies"

Dr. Satwant Kaur is hailed as the “First Lady of Emerging Technologies®” in Silicon Valley, Media, and the industry worldwide. She is the author of Amazon’s bestseller, “Transitioning Embedded Systems to Intelligent Environments: A journey through evolving technologies”. Dr. Satwant Kaur has more than 20 years of proven success and innovation in the emerging technology arena. She currently serves as the Chief Technologist - Innovation for HLS in the office of the CTO for the Hewlett-Packard Company.Her professional positions have included: Strategist at the Office for the CTO at EMC ; Platform Strategist in Intel Architecture Group at Intel; Director of Development at Symantec; Chief Architect (Allstate) at Computer Associates (CA Technologies); Chief Technology Architect at Quest Software (part of DELL) ; Chief Technology Officer for TIBCO and Management Consultant. Dr. Kaur has also served on the Board of Panacea Software and Expert Consultant for Thomson Reuters.She was also Electrical Engineering Faculty Member at Idaho State University and Computer Science Faculty Member at Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi (IIT) Hundreds of Radio Shows have broadcast her interviews. Her live Radio Show segment, “First Lady of Emerging Technologies” on “Computers 2 Know” earned thousands of live audience. She has been interviewed by CBS, Huffington Post and her interviews have been broadcast on hundreds of CBS sites.She is a sought after keynote speaker on emerging technologies at IEEE conferences on Consumer Electronics, IEEE embedded system workshops, Connected World Conference, and pan IIT conferences,She is the author of IETE bi-monthly column “Pushing frontiers with the first lady of emerging technologies”. Dr. Kaur has been featured on front cover of “Mobile Development and Design”, “Fierce Smart Grid”, “Government Security News”. She has been saluted as “Women of M2M” by the Connected World magazine on their annual list.She received her doctorate in Mobile IP technologies from Oakland University in Oakland, Michigan. She also holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Electrical Engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology in New Delhi, India.
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ABI Research

Dan Shey

Dan Shey
Practice Director, Enterprise & M2M

Prior to joining ABI Research, Dan worked as an independent technology business consultant, including engagements for a mobile asset tracking/mapping products firm, a Web-based pay-for-performance marketing company, a startup voice services business, and a business process and IT consulting firm. He also executed contract research projects for ABI Research.Earlier still, he worked in product management, product development and marketing at Qwest Wireless. In these roles, he managed multiple voice and data products and developed business plans for a number of new wireless products including data-centric devices, Wi-Fi, and mobile broadband, as well as leading teams to develop fixed-mobile services. At Qwest, Dan was part of the Management Development Program for high-potential senior management candidates. Previously, he was a project engineer at Boeing, where his responsibilities ranged from R&D to shop floor operations to field support, and he also served as a business development manager at St. Louis Testing Laboratories.Dan has been quoted frequently in major industry and business media including The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, CNN, Wireless Week, PC World, Cellular-News, and Network World.
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AFC Worldwide Express dba R+L Global Logistics/Logistics Security

Gary Delvecchio

Gary Delvecchio
Consultant

Gary joined AFC in 2002 where he served as Director of Logistics Services; responsibilities included facility acquisitions, design, security and project management for HVT customers.
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Alcatel-Lucent

Cassidy Shield

Cassidy Shield
Vice President, Marketing Platforms Business Division

Cassidy leads global marketing for Alcatel-Lucent’s software business which is focused on delivering innovative solutions that help customers capitalize on the growth of ultra-broadband in both existing and new markets.Cassidy’s areas of focus are the intersection of IT and Telecommunications as it relates to cloud computing as a unifier of IT and Telecom, effective and secure use of network intelligence to build a better customer experience, evolution of unified communications in a mobile centric world, and strategies for optimizing and monetizing the growth of mobile data.Cassidy has held a variety of leadership roles at Alcatel-Lucent including building and leading the Mobile Content Services business for Alcatel-Lucent and the IPTV business for Lucent Technologies. Cassidy has also held leadership roles in business development, product management, R&D, supply chain, and service delivery.Prior to Alcatel-Lucent, Cassidy worked as a management consultant with a focus on building expertise in Corporate Strategy, Supply Chain Design and large scale IT deployments.Cassidy holds a MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, a MEM from Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering and a BS from the University of Iowa.
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Apriva

Patricia Heit

Patricia Heit
Director of VAR Services

Patricia (Patty) Heit serves as Director of VAR Services for Apriva. In this capacity, she is responsible for the company’s solutions that connect merchants to their merchant services provider(s) of choice through the integration of Independent Software Provider (ISV) applications with Apriva’s proprietary payment gateway, resulting in secure and mobile payment transaction processing.Patty has played a pivotal role in the company’s evolution into a leading innovator of secure mobile commerce technology. She joined the company in 2000 and has served in senior engineering, management and architecture roles during her tenure.Patty holds a BS degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Arizona State University.
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Arrow Electronics

Joseph Zaloker

Joseph Zaloker
Dir. Technical Marketing

Joseph Zaloker is the Director of Technical Marketing at Arrow Electronics and is responsible for developing and driving Arrows Machine-to-Machine (M2M) strategy. Joseph has worked at Arrow for over 12 years in various positions including Field Applications Engineering. He has 25+ years experience in system level product design and new product development. He also served as Director of Sales for a M2M wireless design services company, where he vetted new and emerging business models for clients, and guided clients products into the M2M space.
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AT&T

Shiraz Hasan

Shiraz Hasan
Sr. Executive Director M2M & Mobile App Solutions Advanced Enterprise Solutions

Shiraz brings more than 15 years of expertise in developing and implementing strategic business solutions, managing process improvement initiatives, technology integration, Building M2M & Mobile Applications solutions. Shiraz serves as Sr. Executive Director over the M2M Center of Execlence and Mobile Applications Development Practice for AT&T. Shiraz’s professional experience as strategic management executive has focused on deployment of process improvement, product innovation, technology integration, and transformational ideation for all of AT&T’s Business customers. Shiraz runs a team of subject matter experts around the globe who help customers across many industries develop and deploy M2M solutions and mobilize applications. Shiraz has an extensive background in developing dynamic enterprise mobility solutions, instituting organizational transformational business process improvements, and leading marketplace execution of world-class sales force / field service force automation capabilities.Prior to this role, Shiraz led the Mobile Applications Practice in the Central US, responsible for mobile application and M2M solutions for the AT&T business customer segment. His team worked with Line-of-Business, IT and vertical industry executives to define, design and deploy business solutions that helped corporations wirelessly enable their business applications.Prior to AT&T, Shiraz led Gateway Computer’s Professional Services Team as the National Director of Business Enterprise Solutions. Shiraz has held several positions with Gateway, including National Director of Emerging Technology.Shiraz has an Executive MBA from Universtiy of Southern California and Bachelors of Science in Business Management with specialization in wireless communications from Cal Poly Tech University in Pomona CaliforniaShiraz and his wife, Shazya, have two sons, and reside in Dallas, Texas.
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Carnival Cruise Lines

Ramon Milan

Ramon Milan
VP & CIO

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CGI

Rene Sotola

Rene Sotola
Vice President, Global Communications Sector, Mobility & IoT

Rene Sotola is the industry lead in CGIs Global Communications Sector and a practice lead in IoT (Internet of Things) and Mobility. He leads CGI’s Global Communications Council, Global Mobility and IoT Councils and is a vice-chairman of CGI’s Global Technology Council. He is a visionary with international senior-level management, technology, consulting and product development expertise. His background includes strategic and tactical planning, business turnaround experience, visionary use of technology to maximize business benefits and full lifecycle project and program management. Prior to joining CGI, Mr. Sotola was employed by U.S. and European consultancies and product companies in both technical and management roles. He is a frequent speaker at US and international conferences, an author of numerous white papers, a US patent holder, a Chartered Engineer in IEEE, and a Fellow and Chartered IT Professional in the British Computer Society. He holds two M.S. degrees.
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Clear2there

Tom Shafron

Tom Shafron
CTO

Tom Shafron serves as the chief technology officer of Clear2there. In this capacity, he is responsible for the company’s strategic direction for innovation and technology, as well as product development and management. Tom is the creator, and continues to lead the enhancement of the Clear2there’s Viewbiquity platform, which forms the operational foundation for the company’s highly successful smart-premise solution offering. Before joining Clear2there, Tom was a founder of USAG, a video security and surveillance provider located in the Florida. As a result of his stewardship, USAG evolved into a multi-million dollar provider of advanced video technology solutions for enterprise customers around the world. Before working with USAG, he and his brother David founded Log-Me-On.com, a toolbar overlay service that they subsequently sold to Yahoo!. While with Yahoo!, Tom started and led the Yahoo! Toolbar development group, growing it to 40 million active connected users. The Yahoo! Toolbar grew to drive traffic representing more than $100 million in annual revenue.
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Comcast

Adam Gladsden

Adam Gladsden
Manager, Xfinity Home, Product Development Engineering

Adam is currently Manager of Comcasts Xfinity Home Product Development Engineering Group focused on new product and systems strategy, development, implementation and integration. Adam has over 15 years of cross-functional technology experience in the Telecom, Financial Services, Life Sciences, Healthcare and BioTech industries. Xfinity Home is Adams third startup venture, leading product development teams from incubation to operationalization. Adam holds a Masters of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) from Drexel University and an Executive Masters in Technology Management (EMTM) from the University of Pennsylvania, a joint program with the School of Engineering and the Wharton School of Business.
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Comcast corp

Tariq Chowdhury

Tariq Chowdhury
Xfinity Home Product Engineering Architect

Tariq Chowdhury is currently working as the Principal Architect for Xfinity Home Product Engineering, at Comcast Corporation. Prior to that he was with Sprint Nextel, as a Sr. Architect for BSS / OSS domain. He has over 18 years of experience in Telecom Systems and Information Technology Architecture, Strategy and delivery. Tariq holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and MS in Engineering Management from University of Kansas.
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Compass Intelligence

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D.
Chief Mobile Strategist

J. Gerry Purdy, Ph.D. is the Chief Mobile Strategist with Compass Intelligence. A nationally recognized industry authority, Dr. Purdy focuses on monitoring and analyzing emerging trends, technologies, and market behavior in mobile computing and wireless data communications devices, software, and services. Dr. Purdy is an ‘edge of network’ analyst looking at devices, applications, and services as well as wireless connectivity to those devices.Dr. Purdy provides critical insights regarding mobile and wireless devices, wireless data communications, and connection to the infrastructure that powers the data in the wireless handheld. He is author of the column Inside Mobile & Wireless that provides industry insights and is read by over 100,000 people a week. Dr. Purdy continues to be affiliated with the venture capital industry as well. He spent five years as a Venture Advisor for Diamondhead Ventures in Menlo Park where he identified, attracted, and recommended investments in emerging companies in the mobile and wireless industry. He has had a prior affiliation with East Peak Advisors and, subsequently, following their acquisition, with FBR Capital Markets. Dr. Purdy advises young companies who are preparing to raise venture capital. For more than 16 years, Dr. Purdy has been consulting, speaking, researching, networking, writing, and developing state-of-the-art concepts that challenge peoples mind-sets and developing new ways of thinking and forecasting in the mobile computing and wireless data arenas. Often quoted, his ideas and opinions are followed closely by thought leaders in the mobile & wireless industry. He is author of three books.Dr. Purdy has been a member of the Program Advisory Board of the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) that produces CES, one of the largest trade shows in the world. He is a frequent moderator at CTIA conferences and GSM Mobile World Congress. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Dr. Purdy owned MobileTrax, LLC and enjoyed successful stints at Frost & Sullivan, Dataquest (a Division of Gartner) among other companies. Dr. Purdy resides in the Atlanta area with his wife.
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Cradlepoint

Ken Hosac

Ken Hosac
VP Business Development

At CradlePoint, Ken Hosac has served in product management, and more recently, business development, where his focus is on wireless carriers, network equipment manufacturers and system integrators. Hosac has 23 years experience in marketing, sales, development and manufacturing. Prior to joining CradlePoint, he served as vice president of marketing for Casabyte (later acquired by JDS Uniphase), the leading provider of service validation solutions to wireless service providers. Hosac also served as vice president of business development for GoAhead Software (later acquired by Oracle), the leading provider of high availability software to communication infrastructure providers and spent 10 years at Hewlett Packard in a variety of engineering and engineering management roles.
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Dell

Michael Harmon

Michael Harmon
Direction, Innovation Services

Mike is currently Director of Dell’s Innovation Services (DIS) organization which is a component of the services division delivery engineering services worldwide to Dell’s commercial clients . Mike has been with Dell Services 10 years spanning the legacy Perot Systems and was a partner in the original private firm eServ founded in 1999 that came to Dell through acquisition, leading DIS through much of the integration and strategy development with Dell. Before his time with Dell he was an entrepreneurial leader in some small manufacturing startups after working for Alcoa for nine years. Mike has a unique view of engineering, manufacturing and product development having worked his way up the ranks from the shop floor to his current executive leadership position. Mike has worked nearly every mechanical engineering job from a drafter to chief engineer; earning an associate’s degree and bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Bradley University along the way. His vision is to transform DIS to be a premiere provider of engineering solutions to Dell’s customers helping them apply leading edge solutions capitalizing on modern technology and lean principles for product development and manufacturing. To do this Mike has worked directly with a number of clients to help realize that vision, clients such as Caterpillar, John Deere, Harley Davidson, National Instruments, Gardner Denver, L3 and others.
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Ericsson

Ken Durand

Ken Durand
Head of Innovation & Business Development

With a wide and varied background of business experience, Ken has extensive expertise in guiding organizations through the strategic processes of implementing technology solutions that complement the Enterprise business vision. An insightful strategist with a wide range of experiences, Ken engages some of Ericsson’s highest profile clients and works within its largest implementations. In his current role within the Business and Support Solutions (BUSS) organization, Ken leads the Innovation and Business Development function; defining business strategies for the full range of solutions in the Media and Service Enablement portfolio. Through facilitation of interactions around the world with current and potential customers as well as the partner ecosystem community, Ken gains keen insight into the needs and desires of both the consumer marketplace and the providers who serve it. By offering extensive working experience in both large scale enterprises and start-up companies alike, Ken is uniquely qualified to drive strategic activities focusing on the development of customers, the expansion of markets, and the construction of innovative solutions.
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Etherios, a division of Digi International

Larry Jovanovic

Larry Jovanovic
VP of Cloud Solutions

Larry Jovanovic is Vice President of Cloud Product Management at Etherios, a division of Digi International, where he has overall ownership of product strategy and management for cloud-based services. These include Device Cloud by Etherios™, an award-winning Machine-to-Machine (M2M) platform, and The Social Machine®, the industry’s first connected device solution on the Salesforce AppExchange®. Larry is a Salesforce.com Certified Technical Architect and has deep experience providing technical strategy and direction throughout sales and implementation cycles to ensure alignment of technology and identified business objectives. He has been delivering cloud-based solutions to enterprises across a wide variety of industries and technologies for more than 10 years. Prior to co-founding Etherios, Larry served in a number of strategic roles at Salesforce.com where he was focused on advising customers on how to deliver enterprise solutions on top of their cloud services. Larry holds a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from DePauw University.
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Eurotech

Kurt Hochanadel

Kurt Hochanadel
Wireless Product Manager

Kurt Hochanadel is the wireless product manager at Eurotech Inc. (www.eurotech-inc.com). He has more than 15 years of industrial communication and product development experience within the energy and utility markets and holds a BS in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.
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GE

Susan Peterson

Susan Peterson
Sr. Software Business Architect

Susan Peterson is a senior software business architect for GE’s Power Conversion business. In this role, she focuses on software enabled services that support the automation and control lifecycle requirements for power generation, industrial, oil and gas and marine customers. Since 2008, Susan has been working with critical infrastructure operators to improve the cyber security posture of their industrial controls systems and within the industry to collaborate on improving product security. She is a member of ISA 99 Work Group 6 and the Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group’s (ICJWG) Roadmap to Secure Industrial Control Systems Sub Group.Susan worked in the global energy industry for 16 years. At GE she has worked as a Product Line Management and Project Manager for Projects in Latin America.
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GE Software

Nikhil Chauhan

Nikhil Chauhan
Director Product Marketing

Leader with a results-charged career highlighted by an exemplary record of conceiving and driving software products to new success levels such as contributing multimillion-dollar increments, improve profits and reduce operating costs. Nikhil steers products, product lines, teams and business initiatives to derive differentiated strategy, compelling products, market adoption and outstanding returns. He is a Director of Product Marketing at GE Software and contributes to driving awareness, marketing and adoption of THE Industrial Internet software platform at GE. Nikhil’s experience over three continents includes launching and marketing three diverse software platforms and 20+ products. He has incubated and championed new initiatives in Industrial Internet, Connected Home, Medical and Security spaces. His technical depth includes M2M, embedded, semiconductors, wireless, networking, telecommunication and security.A graduate of Henley Business School at the University of Reading, Nikhil holds a MBA and a Bachelors of Engineering. Connect with Nikhil on LinkedIn.
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Hitachi CTA

David Foote

David Foote
CTO for Hitachi & Vice Chair for the oneM2M Steering Committee

Mr. Foote is the Chief Technology Officer for Hitachi Communication Technologies America.He is currently responsible for strategic product planning, technology strategy, and technicalmarketing of fiber access, optical transport/switching, home networking, and cellular (RF,WiMAX, LTE) systems. He has been instrumental in establishing Hitachi’s network systemsbusiness with major North American service providers like AT&T, Global Crossing, Sprint, TimeWarner, and T-Mobile. Mr. Foote has been a member, contributor, and committee chairman inleading standards organizations such as ANSI T1, ATIS, ATM/MPLS Forum, IEEE 802, IETF,OIF, and SCTE. He is an invited speaker and paper author to various industry conferences andsymposiums. Before joining Hitachi, he served as a decorated communications engineeringofficer in the U.S. Air Force responsible for network design and implementation of varioussecure telecom and packet data networks including ARPAnet/MILnet.Mr. Foote received a B.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech in 1980 and a Master’s degree inManagement from Webster University/Air Force Institute of Technology in 1982.
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Hitachi CTA

David Foote

David Foote
CTO

With 30+ years of experience, David Foote is currently CTO of the Hitachi division responsible for telecom and networking products in the Americas. He is responsible for strategic product planning and technology strategy of home networking, M2M, optical access/transport, switching and 4G/LTE/RAN cellular systems. He has been instrumental in establishing Hitachi’s business with major North American service providers like AT&T, CenturyLink, Level3/Global Crossing, Sprint, T-Mobile and Time Warner. Mr. Foote has been a contributor and committee chairman in leading standards organizations such as ATIS, MPLS Forum, IEEE 802, IETF and SCTE as well as Chair/Convenor during the formation of oneM2M. He is an invited speaker and paper author to various industry trade shows and symposiums and has recently presented in several venues on connected home and M2M technology and market trends including at CES, MWC, CTIA, JavaOne, FTTH and TIA. Before joining Hitachi, he served as a decorated communications engineering officer in the U.S. Air Force responsible for network design and implementation of various secure telecom and packet networks including ARPAnet/MILnet. Mr. Foote received a B.S.E.E. from Georgia Tech in 1980 and a Masters degree in Management from Webster University/Air Force Institute of Technology in 1982.NOTE: If one of the other presentation proposals from David Foote is accepted, then this presentation or the Smart Home M2M Connectivity Conundrum presentation could be presented by Paul Pishal, VP of M2M Business Development at Hitachi CTA.NOTE: If one of the other presentation proposals from David Foote is accepted, then this presentation or the Smart Home M2M Connectivity Conundrum presentation or the Service Provider Enhanced M2M Value prsentation could be presented by Paul Pishal, VP of M2M Business Development at Hitachi CTA.
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IBM Software Group

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz
Vice President of Open Technology & Cloud Performance Solutions

Dr. Angel Luis Diaz is IBM’s champion for open technology. As the Vice President of Open Technology & Cloud Performance Solutions for IBM Software Group, Dr. Diaz has lead IBM’s & the IT Industry’s transformation toward a Next Generation Enterprise Software Platform that delivers accelerated client value through interoperability & portability, based upon standards & open source at scale. Passionate about the art-of-the-possible, Dr. Diaz leads a global team that works across open source communities, international organizations & standards consortia to foster development of the next generation of open technologies & to help clients realize their potential by innovating upon an open architecture. Additionally, Dr. Diaz’s Cloud Performance Solutions team works with leading customers on enterprise infrastructure, application architecture/platform & workload optimization.

Prior to his current role, Dr. Diaz has served in a range of leadership positions. His time in IBM Software Group was marked by his growing of IBM’s Business Process Management & Messaging footprint, his leadership of a multi-billion dollar development organization, the establishment of a brand around Service Oriented Architecture & capitalization upon the market opportunity it presented.

As a senior member of IBM’s research staff, Dr. Diaz lead the development of several standards that continue to be key to how the Internet functions today. In addition to advanced technology projects related to HTML, XML & Web Services, he co-authored many of the standards upon which the WWW has been composed.

Dr. Diaz received his Ph.D. in computer science (distributed computing, programming languages & computer algebra) from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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ILS Technology

Fred Yentz

Fred Yentz
President & CEO

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

Joel Schroeder

Joel Schroeder
Director, M2M Program

Appointed as Director of the M2M Program in February 2012, Mr Schroeder is responsible for developing and maintaining a robust channel and partner programme, as well as driving the evolution of Inmarsat’s M2M service portfolio to meet market requirements and demand.Mr Schroeder joined Inmarsat’s Washington, DC office in April 2009 as Market Development Manager, Land Business. In this role he was responsible for leading global market development in the Utilities and Aid sectors, with a focus on new revenue generation and channel development. He also managed the commercial relationship with Inmarsat partner, SkyWave, around the launch of new M2M products and services. Previously, Joel held a number of high-profile business development and operational roles both in the US and internationally, most recently as a consultant to EDS managing an IT service contract with Shell Oil in West Africa, based in Ghana. Prior to this, Joel was partner and managing director at satellite communications service provider I-LINX, which supplied the government, international development and corporate sectors. Previously, Joel spent almost three years working in the UK as senior manager, business development for Global Telesystems (GTS). Joel started his career in Moscow as Director, Business Development at US West International.Joel received an MA in International Communication from American University, Washington, DC and a BA in Political Science and French from Concordia College, Moorhead, MN. Joel also speaks French and Russian.
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Iridium

David Wigglesworth

David Wigglesworth
Vice President, M2M & Americas

David Wigglesworth is Vice President of the M2M line of business and the Americas for Iridium Communications Inc. Mr Wigglesworth joined Iridium in 2001 and was appointed to his current position in 2012. Since the inception of the company, Mr. Wigglesworth has been instrumental in the development and deployment of data services on the Iridium network through Iridium’s channel partners.Most recently, Mr. Wigglesworth has been responsible for implementing Iridium’s “chip set” technology licensing program to enable select partners to integrate Iridium’s transceiver technology at a much lower level. Previously he launched the Iridium 9601 and Iridium 9602 Short Burst Data Transceivers. He also architected Iridiums Value Added Reseller Program, which focuses on developing partnerships with solution developers and system integrators for applications centered in the machine to machine (M2M) market.Prior to Iridium, Mr. Wigglesworth has held positions in sales, business development and product management in both software and satellite related companies. Additionally, he was responsible for providing satellite, radio and microwave communications engineering for a major oil exploration company in the UK, Russia, and Africa. Mr. Wigglesworth is a native of England and holds a Master of Engineering in Communications Engineering from Plymouth University in the United Kingdom and a Masters of Business Administration from Georgetown University in Washington DC.
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James Brehm & Associates

James Brehm

James Brehm
Founder and Technology Evangelist

An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is a regular speaker at industry conferences and one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market today. Mr. Brehm is a regular contributor to CNBC and is frequently quoted by media outlets such as Business Week, RCR Wireless, ComputerWorld, PC Magazine, and the San Jose Mercury News. Over the past decade, Mr. Brehm has spoken to various groups on topics including wireless services, mobile marketing and advertising, mobile content, VoIP, activation and provisioning, service creation, mobile apps, premium messaging, wireless security, fixed-mobile convergence, mobile broadband (LTE and WiMAX), the telecom regulatory environment and vertical market deployment of web-enabled services. From 2011 to 2014, Brehm served as practice leader, strategist and senior consultant for Compass Intelligence. Prior to joining Compass Intelligence, Mr. Brehm served in multiple roles for nine (9) years at Growth Consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Mr. Brehm worked in marketing, sales management, and business development roles for Rackspace Managed Hosting and Interland (now Web.com), two of the largest pure play web hosting companies in the U.S. His responsibilities included research on the competitive landscape of the market, developing new product offerings, assessing emerging markets, improving the over all value chain for Global 1000 clients, due diligence, and acquisition analysis. Mr. Brehm entered the high tech arena in the mid 1990’s working in sales management within the telecom arena for MCI and later working for Gateway, Inc in multiple roles including product marketing, product management, training, and sales management.
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Machina Research

Andy Castonguay

Andy Castonguay
Principal Analyst

Andy Castonguay has worked as an analyst, advisor and consultant to the mobile industry for over 15 years. With local experience in Latin America and North America, Andy has worked extensively with service providers, device manufacturers, technology vendors, and financial institutions in both mature and growth markets. Currently, Andy is a Principal Analyst at Machina Research focused on the rapidly evolving M2M ecosystems in the Americas with particular focus on mobile health solutions and the M2M devices space.Prior to joining Machina Research, Andy was a Principal Analyst at Informa Telecoms & Media with focus on mobile devices, application platforms and M2M solutions. During his tenure at the Yankee Group, Andy was Director of mobile devices research, Director of the North American consumer practice and Program Manager for the Latin American mobile services group. During his 7-year stint in Brazil, Andy also worked as a senior consultant at Telefinance, a financial services group, focused on mergers & acquisitions activity, strategic consulting, infrastructure & device financing deals and due diligence projects in the telecommunications industry. Prior to that, Castonguay headed Pyramid Research’s Brazil telecoms practice. Before his work in telecoms, Andy worked as researcher at the Health Care Advisory Board in the US focused on the US healthcare industry systems. A frequent speaker and panel moderator at industry conferences and events, Andy is fluent in English and Portuguese.
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Miami Dolphins

Tery Howard

Tery Howard
Senior VP, CTO

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Numerex

Jeff Smith

Jeff Smith
Chief Innovation and Technology Officer

As a scientist for Motorola, The Robotics Institute, and the Superconducting Super Collider (SSC), Dr. Smith has worked on wireless sensor and control systems developed for the FBI, CIA, DOD, DOE, NASA, and USPS - from autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles to particle accelerators. In 1993, he co-founded and served as President and CEO of OnRamp Technologies, a pioneer Internet Service Provider, subsequently acquired by Verio, which is now a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT communications. In 2002, Dr. Smith founded SensorLogic, a leading Telemetry Service Provider (TSP) purchased by Gemalto. He also co-founded Via; Vericenter; Vaultnet; Memorial.com; Advanced Home Automation; and Ublip, which was acquired in late 2008 by Numerex, a company at the vanguard of the machine-to-machine communications industry. Dr. Smith is currently Chief Innovation and Technology Officer of Numerex. He has served or serves on the boards of several prominent high tech companies. In February 2010, he was elected Chairman of TIA TR-50 Smart Device Communications Engineering Committee and in September 2010, he was appointed convener of the GSC M2M Standardization Task Force (MSTF). The MSTF is chartered by the International Telecommunication Union, an specialized agency of the United Nations.
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Omnilink

Steve Hudson

Steve Hudson
Chief Development Officer

Steve Hudson has almost twenty years of telecommunications related experience and has been a leading force and thought leader in location based services (LBS). Mr. Hudson authored Sprint’s enterprise LBS business plan and is a frequent speaker and contributor for related industry conferences, media, and analyst briefings. As Vice President of Strategy and Business Development for Omnilink, Mr. Hudson is currently responsible for expanding the global distribution, product portfolio, and capabilities of Omnilinks solutions through business partnerships with wireless carriers, device manufacturers, systems integrators, independent software vendors and direct enterprise companies. Prior to Omnilink, Mr. Hudson joined Sprint PCS at launch, and spent eight years in various management positions; first helping drive the emergence of Sprints wireless Private Label Services Group, then assuming a Strategic Business Development role over the Location Based Services initiative. Prior to Sprint PCS, Mr. Hudson started his career in Sales with Sprint Long Distance and then ran operations for two start-up resellers and facility based carriers. He holds an MBA from Rockhurst University and dual bachelor degrees in Business Marketing and Management from Kansas State University.
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oneM2M

Richard Brennan

Richard Brennan
Marketing Chair

Richard Brennan is Chair of MARCOM (the Marketing & Communications Committee) at oneM2M, the Global Partnership of standards and industry organizations creating service-layer optimizations to ensure the functionality and interoperability of M2M solutions.In the formation of oneM2M, Richard was a member of the CCSA (China Communications Standards Association) delegation to the Founder’s group, and is now a member of oneM2M through the TIA (Telecommunications Industry Alliance).Richard has over 40 years of telecommunications experience, and has spent 15 years promoting interoperability and global standards. Richard is based in Northern California, but has represented technology providers at multiple international standards development organizations, including the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) and the Open IPTV Forum (OIPF), and has also consulted for the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).Richard was previously with AT&T for many years, involved in network design and applications development, and was the recipient of the AT&T Presidents Award for highest achievement. He founded Telxxis LLC in 2001 to provide independent consulting services in Telecom Technologies and Strategic Business Management. With Partner resources in Europe and the US, Telxxis is developing Social Media-based applications which let users enhance organizational effectiveness.
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Open Mobile Alliance

Eshwar  Pittampalli

Eshwar Pittampalli
Director, Market Development

Dr. Eshwar Pittampalli joined the Open Mobile Alliance (OMA) as the Marketing Director after more than twenty five years of employment with AT&T Bell Labs, Lucent Technologies and Alcatel-Lucent. Prior to joining OMA, he led the Alcatel-Lucent corporate market intelligence team as Senior Director, forecasting global telecom market trends, sizing and supporting the CFO across all regions. Eshwar then joined as a partner in the Alcatel-Lucent Corporate Marketing organization promoting the Internet of Things (M2M) market growth program. Eshwar is a registered professional engineer with Master of Science and Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He is also a Registered Patent Law practitioner with a Mini-MBA from Wharton School of Business. In 2003, Dr. Pittampalli was awarded Bell Labs’ highest honor, Bell Labs Fellow, for his outstanding technical contributions and leadership in advancing wireless communications technology and standards.
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Oracle

Peter Utzschneider

Peter Utzschneider
Vice President of Product Management

Mr. Utzschneider is responsible for market strategy for Java SE, JavaFX, Java ME and Java Embedded products with focus on the commercial success of the Java products, vibrancy of the Java community and Oracles ongoing commitment to the language and technology.For over 20 years Mr. Utzschneider has been successfully marketing and selling best-of-breed software solutions in Europe and the U.S. by leveraging his ability to translate early market demand into broader market adoption. Mr. Utzschneider joined Oracle as a part of the Tangosol acquisition where was the Vice President of Marketing. At Oracle he continued to grow the success of the Coherence Data Grid products as the industrys leading data grid solution and a key component of Oracle Fusion Middleware.
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Orbcomm

Craig Montgomery

Craig Montgomery
Senior Vice President of Marketing

Craig Montgomery is ORBCOMM’s Senior Vice President of Marketing, where he leads the company’s product management, marketing, branding and public relations team for its global M2M business. Mr. Montgomery has over 18 years of experience in wireless communications and high-tech products with a heavy focus on vertical applications such as transportation & distribution. Prior to ORBCOMM, he was a Principal and head of the Washington, DC office for CMG Partners, a strategic marketing consultancy focused primarily on the telecommunications space, and the Senior Vice President of Product Management and Marketing at SkyBitz, a global provider of M2M solutions. He was also Sprint Nextel’s head of Direct Marketing for all business units as well as the Director of Marketing for the transportation, distribution and manufacturing verticals at Nextel prior to the merger. In addition, Mr. Montgomery served as the Chief Operating Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing for Seneca One Finance and held other senior marketing roles with CoStar Group and Dell. Mr. Montgomery holds an MBA from Vanderbilt University and a Bachelor of Science from San Diego State University.
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Ovum

Mike Sapien

Mike Sapien
Principal Analyst: Enterprise Practice: US

Mike Sapien is responsible for Ovum’s US Enterprise Practice. Based in southern California, Mike is focused on North American and global enterprise telecom markets and related trends. This includes WAN, managed, and advanced voice, video and data services to address Global MNC, large enterprise, and SMB customers. His focus areas also include data center services, emerging cloud and hosted services, enterprise mobility services and related product development, market launch, and channel programs of enterprise services. Recent work includes SIP trunking, IPv6 migration, SDN, data center services, telco healthcare solutions and managed security.Mike leads the design, development, and implementation of Ovum’s research and advisory services on enterprise network services and managed solutions in North America with a major emphasis on the global, tier 1 carriers, infrastructure vendors and providers. Mike works directly with clients to help them understand and implement recommended strategies from Ovum research, his consulting experience and extensive enterprise services expertise. He is a regular contributor to Ovum’s enterprise research, provides analysis of industry, vendor, and product trends including emerging managed services such as SIP trunking, unified communications, VoIP, SDN, video and security services.Mike has over 30 years in the telecoms and internet services industry including executive positions at large carriers, CLEC, and a data center provider. Before joining Ovum, Mike was a consultant advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise customers on business development, marketing and go-to-market strategies. This included the development, introduction, marketing and sales of data, voice and video enterprise services including advanced managed services. Mike was one of the first published authors to write about ISDN applications for IT personnel (Mastering ISDN by Sybex – 1997).Mike is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University (BBA & MBA) and Columbia University executive management program.
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RACO Wireless

John Horn

John Horn
President

John Horn joined RACO Wireless as president in May 2011 after serving as a leader at T-Mobile for more than nine years. At T-Mobile, John developed and managed indirect distribution for the California Launch – the largest launch in wireless history – and also launched the M2M Channel. During the last six years, he has focused specifically on developing T-Mobile’s M2M program and go-to market strategy. He also helped T-Mobile earn recognition as the market leader for M2M services. John is heading the migration of the T-Mobile M2M business to the RACO Wireless platform. RACO Wireless has been a T-Mobile partner for 10 years and is backed by the T-Mobile network. In 2007 and 2008, he was named an M2M Pioneer.Prior to T-Mobile, John has served as a manager, director and VP of other telecom companies for more than 22 years. He has managed direct and indirect distribution models in both the business and consumer channels. John earned a degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis. He has eight children.
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Salesforce.com

Reid Carlberg

Reid Carlberg
Principal Developer Evangelist

Reid Carlberg is a Principal Developer Evangelist at salesforce.com where he helps developers succeed on the Salesforce Platform. For the last several years, he has led the Salesforce Labs program that helps internal developers release apps on the AppExchange, and for the last year he has helped launch a system that lets independent developers sell their platform apps to leading enterprises worldwide. A 20 year veteran of the software industry, Reid has written apps for a wide variety of industries on many different platforms. When he’s not on a computer, he enjoys running, building with Lego and pondering the many mysteries of oatmeal.
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SAP

Benjamin Wesson

Benjamin Wesson
Vice President of Product Management

Benjamin Wesson is currently the Vice President of Product Management for Machine-to-Machine solutions at SAP. He brings over 15 years of experience to this role and previously launched the Dexterra (Antenna) mobile middleware platform and the Salesforce Platform. Prior to Salesforce, Benjamin held a variety of Product Management and Engineering roles at PeopleSoft (Oracle), Siebel (Oracle) and other companies. You can follow Benjamin on twitter @benjaminwesson and on LinkedIn at linkd.in/benjaminwesson.
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Sesame Workshop/Sesame Street

Shadrach Kisten

Shadrach Kisten
VP of IT

Shadrach Kisten serves as Vice President of Information Technology for Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit educational organization behind Sesame Street. In this role, Kisten has strategic and tactical oversight of the design, implementation, and support of network and systems engineering, business systems, media asset management systems, and desktop infrastructures. Additionally, he manages the technological needs of the organization, keeping the Workshop functioning in optimal environments, and aligning the organization’s goals with technologically appropriate solutions. Kisten came to the Workshop in 2011 as Vice President of Information Technology Operations. Since joining the Workshop, he has been successful in stabilizing the organization’s network and backend infrastructure, improving data management and overseeing the tech support group. Prior to joining Sesame Workshop, Kisten spent nine years at NBC/MSNBC. He held the role of Network Manager, Head of IT within the Engineering and Information Technology department, where he was the main architect in the design and implementation of the IT/IP infrastructure of MSNBC IT production, news gathering, acquisitions, creations, editing, newsroom, play out and distribution systems. He also served as Director of Production Systems at NBC Universal. While there, Kisten was the recipient of the National Broadcast Engineering excellence award for IPTV design and deployment, and obtained numerous company recognitions as “top talent”. He was awarded the GE Green Belt Certification for process and project management. Kisten has also had multiple consulting positions leading large scale infrastructure and software development and deployment projects. Kisten earned his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from City College, School of Engineering, City University of New York. He obtained his Masters in Computer Science with distinction from Long Island University, New York, and also earned a professional certificate in finance from New York Institute of Finance.
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SkyWave

Anu Sood

Anu Sood
Global Channel Marketing Manager

Anu Sood is the Global Channel Marketing Manager at SkyWave Mobile Communications where she is focused on marketing machine-to-machine (M2M) services and solutions for the transportation, oil & gas and utilities markets. Ms. Sood brings nearly two decades of technology expertise in the telecommunications, software development and satellite industries to her current role. She holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, is a published author and a regular speaker at international conferences.
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Sprint

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser
Director, M2M Marketing and Product

Mohamad (Mo) Nasser is the Director of M2M Product and Marketing for the M2M Emerging Solutions group at Sprint. He has overall responsibility for the M2M Products and Platforms. He has over 23 years of wireless telecommunications management experience in product management, business development and strategy. Prior to Joining Sprint, Mohamad served as the Sr. Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Virgin Mobile, he also headed the CDMA Product Management at Ericsson China. Throughout his career Mohamad held various leadership positions at Siemens, MCI, GTE and Qualcomm. Mohamad holds patents in EVDO technology.
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TAPA

Taya Tuggle

Taya Tuggle
Logistics and Compliance Manager of Air & Ground World Transport

Taya Tuggle serves as the Corporate Logistics and Compliance Manager for Air and Ground World Transport. A TAPA Americas Board member since 2009, Ms. Tuggle has served on the FSR (Freight Security Requirements) Standards Committee and is the current PR Committee Lead responsible for such projects as implementing a new TAPA Americas website and planning TAPA America’s tri-annual meetings.In her current position at Air & Ground World Transport, Taya is responsible for managing the US Corporate Security program. Her duties include creating and implementing safety and security policy, creating and managing a comprehensive training program, auditing each branch to ensure compliance, serving as the primary liaison for the corporate IACSSP program, managing the CTPAT program, and handling investigations in regards to cargo irregularities and claims.Taya completed her undergraduate studies at University of California, Berkeley and spends her rare and valued free time snowboarding, surfing, and volunteering for her favorite non-profit organizations.
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Telenor Connexion AB

Fredrik Akerlind

Fredrik Akerlind
Executive VP, Head of Sales and Account Mgmt

Fredrik Åkerlind has more than 15 years’ experience within the telecom industry, holding several different management positions. Prior to taking on the position as Executive Vice President of Sales he served as Vice President & Head of Region Americas. Previous experiences include the position as Manager of Telematics/M2M in Telenor Sweden, the successful business unit out of which Telenor Connexion was sprung. Fredrik holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Phoenix.
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Thingworx

John Canosa

John Canosa
General Manager, M2M/OEM Solutions

John is the General Manager responsible for M2M solutions for ThingWorx. John came to ThingWorx from the Palantiri Systems acquisition, where he was founder and CEO. John has over 25 years of experience in the electronics, software and device networking industries. As manager of the electronics group of the University of Rochesters Laboratory for Laser Energetics, he was responsible for the development and deployment of what was at the time the largest networked microprocessor control system in the world. In his following years as CTO of Questra Corporation, Mr. Canosa was the main driver in that companys transition from a traditional consulting firm to a leader in the M2M software space.John is a contributing editor at Embedded Systems Design magazine and was recently named an M2M Pioneer by M2M Magazine for his strategic vision and the advancement of machine-to-machine technology.
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Vodafone

Erik Kling

Erik Kling
M2M VP Business Development

Erik Kling has over 20 years experience in the communication technology field covering hardware, software, services and solution elements of the industry. Erik has held senior sales and product management roles at Siemens Communications and wireless startup companies along with over ten years specifically in the M2M space. Erik Kling joined Vodafone in Sept. 2010 as Regional Sales Director M2M based in New York. His responsibilities include building and developing the M2M regional sales team including Latin America, driving M2M solutions into Vodafone Global Enterprise accounts along with additional customers and markets and defining, developing and nurturing the M2M ecosystem within the market place.Erik’s experience has spanned the globe with multiple roles in Europe, based in Spain and Germany and over 10 years in the Americas. Erik was born in Germany, lived in Spain, Mexico and Canada and is already over 10 years in the US.
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Wyless

Shelby Noakes

Shelby Noakes

Shelby Noakes has spent the last 10 years immersed in Machine-to-Machine Carrier Services having spent years with T-Mobile USA and Rogers Communications before joining Wyless in April 2012 as Vice President of Business development for the Americas. Throughout the years he has been involved at the ground level with many of today’s brightest M2M companies. His focus involves working across all business units at Wyless to help solve the complex requirements required to deliver customer ready M2M solutions. Fluent in Spanish, Shelby is also responsible for business development efforts in Latin America.
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Xively, A division of LogMeIn

Chad Jones

Chad Jones
Vice President, Product Strategy

Chad Jones is an expert in cloud, virtualization and infrastructure technologies. Mr. Jones has over eighteen years’ experience driving strategic initiatives for start-ups and Fortune 50 companies alike and has traveled the world discussing a vision for a better world through technology. Currently, he is the vice president of product strategy at Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM) and formerly known as Cosm. Xively’s roots go back to Pachube launched in London in 2008 as one of the first Internet of Things open platforms, which quickly gave rise to the most vibrant and creative community of IoT enthusiasts, early adopters and developers in the world. Following the nuclear disaster in Japan, Pachube was a key online data store for thousands of real-time radiation feeds generated by community members around the planet concerned about the lack of official information. Pachube was acquired that same year in 2011 by LogMeIn. The platform evolved and a new beta iteration, Cosm, was released the following year, which was the infrastructure behind a number of early IoT Kickstarter products, including the community-initiated project, Air Quality Egg.
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Moderator List

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Carl Ford (Moderator)

Crossfire Media
Partner and Community Developer

Carl has become known throughout the Communications community for his ability to connect people (and, thus, businesses); be it in formal conference settings or through the well-planned serendipitous encounter. Carl’s diverse experience in technology spans the areas of Costing, Operations, Marketing, Regulatory, and Product Management. Carl’s technology experience along with his expertise in building a relevant, thought provoking conference program, makes him an invaluable asset to Crossfire Media. As CEO of the company, Carl directs the programs and services offered by Crossfire Media. As Community Developer he looks to facilitate discussions about advances in technology, market drivers and business obstacles.
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