Speaker Schedule

Steve Brumer

Partner, 151 Advisors

151 Advisors

Steve Brumer is a Partner with 151 Advisors, a global execution-focused strategy and consulting firm that is working with the executive leadership team at wireless and technology companies from early to growth stage with talent, expertise and relationship connections. The strategic initiatives that 151 focuses on are around growth, expansion and increasing shareholder value by creating executable plans that drive revenue growth in existing or new markets organically or through acquisition. Steve merged 151 Advisors with Wireless Rain, a Wireless Channel Development strategy consulting organization specializing in complete design, implementation and deployment of a successful, profit-driven reseller and national dealer system which creates a program for manufacturers, software developers, and service providers. In addition, Steve co-founded & was President of Global Wireless Data, a National Value-added Distributor of wireless products and services. Steve also held various management positions at Millicom, RAM Mobile Data & BellSouth Wireless. Steve is a Board Member of several technology firms and trade associations. In addition, Steve is a valued presenter at National Events including CTIA, CCA, ITExpo, IOT Evolution, CIO Symposium, CES & Mobility Live, speaking about wireless technology, products, applications and future trends.

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Homaira Akbari

President & CEO, AKnowledge Partners

AKnowledge Partners

An award-winning thought leader in the security, Internet of Things, mobile and software sectors, Homaira founded AKnowledge Partners in 2012 with the goal of providing C-level executives, companies and private equity firms with unique and proprietary investment theses, and building and implementing adaptive growth or investment strategies.Drawing on an international track-record that includes nine years working in Paris, London, Beijing and Cape-Town for global organizations, Homaira brings extensive leadership experience, entrepreneurial drive, operational skills and deep domain knowledge to create customized solutions for the unique needs of each client.Homaira serves on the Boards of Directors of three publicly-traded companies: Landstar System, Inc. (NASDAQ: LSTR), Gemalto N.V. (GTO: EN Paris), Covisint Corporation (NASDAQ: COVS) and is Chairman of the Board of Dauria Aerospace (privately held).Additionally, Homaira serves as the Chair of Johns Hopkins University Physics and Astronomy Advisory Council and on the Advisory Board of Mobiquity Inc., one of the fastest growing companies in the mobile sector and a leader in mobile interactive design and implementation.Homaira has held senior executive roles in Fortune 500 companies including: Microsoft, Thales, SA, and TruePosition, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Liberty Media Corporation and served as the President and CEO of SkyBitz, Inc., a leading provider of remote asset tracking and security solutions. Under her leadership, SkyBitz had record performance and was successfully sold to Telular Corporation (NASDAQ: WRLS) in 2012.Homaira holds a Ph.D. with honors in particle physics from Tufts University and an MBA with distinction from Carnegie Mellon Tepper School of Business. She is the author of numerous scientific and industry articles, two patent-pending inventions, and a frequent speaker at industry conferences

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Davitt Potter

Field CTO, Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics

Davitt Potter is the Field CTO of the Technology Alliances Group for the Enterprise Computing Solutions segment of Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW). A nearly life-long computer geek, Davitt’s first PC was a Commodore 64 at age 8. After being indoctrinated in Computer Science at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology (and then a real-world education as a field engineer, systems architect, and security and infrastructure consultant for over 15 years), Davitt joined Arrow in 2010. He has been Director of Technical Services since 2013 and currently leads the Arrow Security Engineering team, driving strategy discussions, CTO/CISO consulting, and end-to-end engagements, to provide partners and their customers with the information to help them securely enable and do business. In the very little free time that leaves, Davitt likes to work on old cars and (attempts to) plays his collection of guitars. He lives in Dallas, TX.

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Colin Barceloux

CEO, Axius

Axius

Colin Barceloux is the CEO & Founder of Axius, a venture-backed startup creating a platform for device management and cybersecurity in smart homes. Axius helps address growing market and consumer concern around the security of IoT devices by offering a proactive device management solution that can identify and troubleshoot any device on the network, remotely. The Axius platform provides network level management of DIY devices, ensuring that security is maintained through proactive monitoring, alerts and automatic updates as more homes are connected via smart home systems. A Stanford MBA recipient, Colin also founded Techmate (YC S16), an on-demand service for in-home tech support, BookRenter, the first textbook rental company and was on the exec team for one of the first big management platforms for SEM (Search Engine Marketing), Decide Interactive.

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Albert Behr

CEO, Behr Technologies

Anthony Harris

Executive Director, CABASE,

CABASE,

Anthony Harris is currently Executive Director of CABASE, the Argentina Internet Association. Born in aBritish family, he has lived most of his life in South America and the Caribbean, having worked forinternational telecommunications companies for many years. His latest activities include internationalrelations work for CABASE in organizations such as ICANN, ITU and LACNIC, and leading the IoTCoordination Center and Marketplace initiative in CABASE.

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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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Brad Canham

Vice President, Cassia Networks

Cassia Networks

Brad Canham is a marketing and business development VP who works with innovative technology companies to align cool technology with marketplace revenues. Brad believes no matter how great the product or service idea is, aligning with the marketplace is key to success.Brad has secured marketplace wins at companies at the forefront of innovation in industry, including: Rockwell Automation, ADC Telecommunications, Allot Communications, and now Cassia Networks. Brad graduated from University of Minnesota with a bachelors degree in English, and received a Masters in Business Communications from the University of St. Thomas-Minneapolis, where his is now pursuing a doctorate in organizational leadership focusing on new ventures in the Internet of Things (IoT).

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Maciej Kranz

VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco

Cisco

Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. In this role, Mr. Kranz leads a team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kranz was General Manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, a business unit focused on technology solutions for the Internet of Things. He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities. Previously, Mr. Kranz led efforts across Cisco to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps. He also drove business and product strategy for the wireless and mobility business and led product management for the stackable Ethernet switching business unit through its expansion from $400M to $6B in revenues. Before joining Cisco in 1999, Mr. Kranz held senior management positions at 3Com Corporation, where he drove a $1B Ethernet network interface cards (NICs) product line. He began his professional career at IBM Corporation.Maciej Kranz holds a master’s in business administration degree from Texas Christian University.

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Kenneth Schlather

Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County

Ken is Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, and helped form a group comprised of business owners, technology workers, government officials, researchers and activists to develop and implement useful applications of LoRaWAN technology . The group is actively exploring applications for agriculture, water quality and flood and stormwater management, air pollution monitoring and real time energy management. Ken brings over 30 years of experience working with under-resourced local governments in agricultural and economic development and disaster planning and response in rural communities in Asia, Latin America and now the US.

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George Mulhern

CEO, Cradlepoint

Cradlepoint

George joined Cradlepoint as CEO in 2011 and built the team that for the past seven years has delivered over 30% compound annual growth and propelled Cradlepoint to be the global leader in cloud-delivered WWAN solutions for LTE/4G enabled branch, mobile, and IoT networks. More than 20,000 enterprise and government organizations around the world — including 75 percent of the world’s top retailers, 50 percent of the Fortune 100 and 25 of the largest U.S. cities — rely on Cradlepoint to keep critical branches, points of commerce, field forces, vehicles, and IoT devices always connected and protected. Prior to joining Cradlepoint, George was a Senior Vice President and Global Business Unit Manager for the Hewlett Packard Company. In between his employment with HP and Cradlepoint, George was a general partner with Highway 12 Ventures, a Boise-based venture capital fund that served as a catalyst for entrepreneurs and startups to help drive economic growth in the Northwest region. George holds both a BS, and MBA, Business Administration from San Jose University.

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Dmitry Raidman

CEO, Cybeats

Cybeats

Entrepreneur Owns 15 Years experience in DevSecOpsCEO & CTO of Cybeats, Continuous Cyber Defence for IoT startupWas in charge of building and integration of IoT devices for FLIR systemsTechnology FreakInfosec ParanoidFather for 2 amazing girls

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Marco Della Torre

CTO, Derive Systems

Derive Systems

Marco Della Torre is CTO of Derive Systems. Marco is responsible for leading the roadmap and execution of Derive’s engineering and product development teams. Marco’s multi-disciplinary team designs and develops Derive’s current and future products from board to cloud, through UI/UX design, hardware, firmware, software, mobile and web platform engineering. Marco has over 15 years of experience managing product portfolios and leading elite engineering teams. His passion, insights and enthusiastic leadership bring inventive technologies and solutions to life. Prior to Derive, Marco was the co-founder and VP of Product Science and Business Development at the wearable technology company Basis Science, later acquired by Intel, and one of the first team members of the biotech startup BAM Labs, acquired by SelectComfort. Marco’s focus on high-growth, industry-defining companies has given him the opportunity to create, build and lead product-driven partnerships with Red Bull, New Balance, the ESPN X Games, the NBA and beyond.

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Delia J. Smith

Vice President, Dispersive Technologies, Inc.

Dispersive Technologies, Inc.

Delia J. Smith is a design-centric innovator and marketer working at the intersection of technology and natural systems. A 2012 US Forest Service Sustainability Science Fellow, co-author of 9 US patents and author of numerous peer-reviewed publications, Ms. Smith’s career has taken her to four continents, where she worked to improve local infrastructure and create economic opportunity. Ms. Smith holds an M.L.Arch with a concentration in ecological restoration, an MBA in Finance and International Business, a BA in Politics with minors in Mathematics and Psychology and several professional certificates. Ms. Smith currently serves as Vice President of Marketing for Dispersive Technologies, a company working to improve the security, resiliency and performance of the Internet.

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James Turino

Managing Partner, Drake Star Partners

Drake Star Partners

James Turino is a Managing Partner at Drake Star Partners. Over the past 20 years, he has advised numerous companies in the technology and communications industries on over $5 billion in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. In addition to his advisory roles, James has underwritten several principal equity and mezzanine investments in client companies.Prior to joining Drake Star Partners, James 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. He 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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Emmanuel Cotrel

CEO, FMC GlobalSat

Dr. Shane Rooney

Executive Director IoT , GSMA

GSMA

Shane Rooney is an Executive Director at the GSMA on the IoT Programme. Bringing together strategies and synergies across the M2M verticals and the wider IoT ecosystems. Shane had previously led the GSMA’s initiative in developing mobile solutions in Smart Cities and collaborating with cities like Barcelona, Dubai and Shanghai. His team has developed a wider range of Smart City Indicators, Case Studies and Business Cases demonstrating the importance of mobile technology. His team also have developed enablers in IoT Security and embedded SIM. He has led the launch of Cellular LPWA Networks Technology ( NB-IOT & LTE-M) initiative globally and now promoting Cellular V2X technology. Previously he has been a Group Vice President with Etisalat , developing solutions for Energy, Security and Transport IoT solutions for Middle East, Africa and Asia. Before that he has worked with other Mobile Operators, Vodafone, Hutchison and 3 UK as well as launching and divesting of his own M2M company. Shane pioneered early telematics and connected car solutions for Ford Motor Company in the USA and Europe. He has extensive Global experience. He holds a PhD in Communications Systems specialising in Location Based Services and studied Business Marketing at IMD Switzerland.

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Scott Larson

CEO & Co-founder, Helios Wire

Helios Wire

Scott has 23 years of experience in space, technology and finance. Mainly, in startups.He is currently a co-founder and the CEO of Helios Wire, which is building out a satellite-enabled Internet of Things network to provide global connectivity to the most remote areas on earth. Helios is launching a constellation of small satellites which will collect data from connected devices in agriculture, shipping, supply chain, transportation, infrastructure, and asset monitoring industries. He also co-founded and was the CEO of UrtheCast for five years. UrtheCast signed an agreement with the Russian Space Agency (Roscosmos) to install two cameras on the outside of the International Space Station. They took the pictures — and the first colour HD video from space — from those cameras and sold them into the Earth Observation industry, and put them out online as well. They built the company up to about 250 people over five years with seven offices around the world. Its annual revenue was about $60 million, and Scott took the company public, raising almost $200 million and acquired a competitor for $100 million. UrtheCast truly was part of the New Space movement when it was just beginning. He also spent 11 years in corporate finance advisory roles, helping small-to-medium companies in industrial, low tech, service, or manufacturing industries. Working mainly with private companies, he helped clients work through shareholder buyouts, management buyouts, restructuring, turnarounds, and M&A activity.

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Coen Janssen

Co-founder, Hiber

Hiber

Coen Janssen is the co-founder of Hiber which is a space start-up building a nano-satellite constellation to provide cost effective Internet of Things data connectivity globally. Mr. Janssen is also a founding partner at Magnitude, an investment and advisory firm focused on aerospace technology and high growth innovative businesses. He holds degrees in international monetary economics and international corporate finance from Harvard University and M&A and Investment Banking from Nyenrode Business University, and holds a MSc in aerospace engineering from Delft University of Technology.

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Frank Bradshaw

CEO, Ho'ike Technologies

Ho'ike Technologies

Frank Bradshaw began a career in IT by volunteering to lead a group to wire his dorm to being a technical trainer specializing in Lotus Notes and Cybersecurity. 10 years of being a CISSP Master trainer has given him an opportunity to have a hand in the growth of cybersecurity professionals. After many years of working in everything from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Frank Bradshaw now owns and runs Hoike Technologies, a cybersecurity managed services company that specializes in providing SMBs the same level of protection that Fortune 500 companies enjoy, at a price they can afford.

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Tao Zhang

Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development, Huawei Technologies (USA)

Huawei Technologies (USA)

Dr. Tao Zhang, an IEEE Fellow, has over 30 years of leadership experience in creating and commercializing new technologies in areas including connected vehicles, mobile networks, fog/edge computing, and IoT. He is Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development at Futurewei Technologies (Huawei R&D USA). He was the CTO / Chief Scientist for Smart Connected Vehicles business at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, he was the Chief Scientist for vehicular networks and the Director of multiple research groups on mobile networks and applications at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research). Tao cofounded and served as a founding Board Director for the OpenFog Consortium and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). He was the CIO and a Board Governor of the IEEE Communications Society. Tao holds over 50 US patents and has coauthored two books “Vehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacy” (2012) and “IP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networks” (2004).

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Jason Kelley

General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services, IBM

IBM

Jason Kelley leads IBM’s Global Blockchain Services, partnering with client organizations and consortia to unleash the exponential business value of blockchain technologies and reinvented business process. His teams provide the thought leadership and consultive capabilities needed to design, develop and rapidly adopt digital ledgers, digital identity, trust and transparency with IBM Blockchain offerings and solutions.Prior to this role, Mr. Kelley led IBM Global Business Services Solutions, Design, &Innovation, helping clients transform to differentiate and lead in the market through digital reinvention, applying IBM Design Thinking and the application of Agile, DevOps and innovative technology. His teams bring endless energy, creativity, and outcomes for IBM clients around the world, delivering unique business capability with the marriage of analytics, automation/robotics, Watson, and cloud technologies. Mr. Kelley also served as IBM CTO and design leader for IBM Business Process Outsourcing, and previously managed IBM’s Analytics business in North America, China and Asia Pacific. He has also led initiatives in IBM’s Software, Global Technology Services, and Sales and Distribution units across industries.With 13 with years of military service as an Army Airborne Ranger, Mr. Kelley values integrity, leadership, and loyalty, and proudly serves on the Board of Directors for the Corporate America Supports You (CASY) organization and the Military Spouse Corporate Career Network, both national nonprofitsoffering employment assistance for current and former military personnel and their spouses. A graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Mr. Kelley also earned an MBA from the Cox School of business at Southern Methodist University, with a concentration in Technology and Entrepreneurship. Mr. Kelley contributes to IBM’s ongoing leadership in patents as the holder of three U.S. Patents with others pending.

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Dr. Claudio Lima

Co Chair Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Energy/Utility/Oil & Gas, IIC Industrial Internet Consortium

IIC Industrial Internet Consortium

Dr. Claudio Lima is a seasoned executive, global thought leader and innovator on advanced energy and telecom/ICT working with emerging technologies, new businesses and financial innovation. He received his Ph.D. in Electronic Engineering in 1995 at UKC (England) and has large industry, high tech start-up and R&D experience on advanced energy systems, Internet of Things (IoT), smart grid, microgrid and Distributed and Intelligent Energy Resources (DER). He served as vice chair of the IEEE 2030 Smart Grid Standards, where he made significant contributions to the development of global smart grid standards. Previously, Dr. Lima worked as Global Smart Grid Chief Technology Officer of Huawei Technologies in Europe-Asia-Pacific and Senior Research Scientist and Distinguished Member of Technical Staff (DMTS) at Sprint Advanced Technology Labs (Sprint ATL), in Silicon Valley-CA. He has set up and led global advanced research and engineering projects with collaboration in a wide variety of industries, including energy, telecom, IT/IoT and the public sector. He is the co-inventor of an innovative IoT Microgrid Energy-Internet Access technology, using blockchain Ethereum to enable transactive energy business models. He has more than 100+ conference key note speaker presentations and scientific research that has been published in leading peer-reviewed journals, including 12 USPTO patent awards. He is co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)/Energy Utility Working Group, promoting IoT industry innovation and collaboration in Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). He is also co-chair of the EPRI Energy Storage System (ESS) Procurement Working Group, working with electric utilities on the development of utility scale energy storage engineering frameworks.

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Ben Herzberg

Director, Threat Research, Imperva

Imperva

Ben has years of experience in hacking stuff, writing code, and in his past was a red team leader, and technical leader as a CTO and research manager.Ben is Impervas Threat Research Director, and leader of the research group, consisting of elite security researchers and developers - researching Network, Application & DB Security, Data Analytics & Machine Learning.

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Steve Hanna

Senior Principal, Infineon and Trusted Computing Group

Infineon and Trusted Computing Group

Steve Hanna is a Senior Principal at Infineon Technologies. He currently co-chairs the Trusted Computing Group Embedded Systems Work Group and is involved in the TCG’s automotive, IoT and industrial IoT efforts.He previously was on the Technical Committee in the Trusted Computing Group and a member of the Security Area Directorate in the Internet Engineering Task Force and currently is involved in the Industrial Internet Consortium. Hanna has previously participated in other networking and security standards groups such as the Open Group and OASIS. He is the author of several IETF and TCG standards and published papers, an inventor or co-inventor on 41 issued U.S. patents, and a regular speaker at industry events such as Interop and the RSA Conference. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

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Peter DeNagy

President /Co-Founder, Internet of Things America, LLC

Internet of Things America, LLC

Peter L. DeNagy, President / Co - Founder Internet of Things America, LLC.Peter L. DeNagy is the President of Internet of Things America, LLC, a MSP focused on managed IoT connectivity and IoT solution integration focused on servicing all of rural America. He was, most recently, the Managing Principal of Acommence Advisors, Inc., a technology industry consultancy focused on Innovation, Business Advisory Services, Strategy, Acceleration and Market Velocity for start-up and mature organizations. Additionally, Peter is the immediate past chair the IoT Forum for the Technology Association of North Texas, “Tech Titans” and sat on Tech Titan’s Board.Formerly, Peter was the US General Manager for Enterprise Mobility Enablement at Samsung Telecommunications America, (STA). As enterprise employee one, he developed Samsungs GTM enterprise strategy and managed carrier sales, pre and post sales engineering, enterprise marketing, enterprise product planning and Samsung’s strategic alliances organization. Under his purview his teams developed the vision for Samsung SAFETM as well as the initial value framework for Samsung KNOXTM.Prior to Samsung, Peter was the GTM and Alliances Leader for the Americas at Accenture in the Mobile Application Solutions Practice within Systems Integration & Technology, (SI&T). After Samsung, Peter lead GTM and solution development in the North American Mobility Practice at Capgemini. In addition to Capgemini, Samsung and Accenture, he held executive positions and lead efforts at major communications and consulting firms such as Harris, GTE/Verizon, Sprint, Global Crossing, EDS, and BearingPoint. From the academic perspective, Peter collaborated on the book, Managing the Mobile Workforce, by David Clemons and Michael Kroth, Ph.D. (11/2010, McGraw Hill). The project included noted business author Stephen Covey.From an industry leadership perspective, Peter was a member of Microsoft’s Global Mobility Partner Engagement Board, (MPEB), from 2008 through 2011. He also has and currently sits on the technical and business boards of several start-up companies, such as Atom Nanoelectronics (current), Connect2.me (current), Bitzer Mobile (purchased by Oracle in 2013), Opus-3 (ended February 2017), CloudMasons, (purchased in 2012), MyndVR (current), IsoWhiz (current), Maxxsure (current) and others. In 2017 he was also named to Sothern Methodist University’s Advisory Board for Big Data. Peter is a globally renounced speaker on the topics of mobility ha has managed and attended many conferences. He was a delegate to the IoT World Forum in 2014 and was the 2014 and 2015 Chair for IQPC’s Mobility in Oil and Gas and Mobile Enterprise series for events in Houston, Calgary and London. He chaired the IoT6 Summit in Dallas in 2015, and the Internet of Manufacturing conference in Chicago and Dallas in 2017. He is a frequent contributor to the M6/M Enterprise Mobility events nationally. Peter is also a frequent speaker on IoT for organizations such as IEEE, INCOMPAS, TIA, NTCA (The Rural Broadband Association), Internet of Business, RCR Wireless and TIE.Overall, Peter has more than 35 years of Mobile, IoT and Telecommunications experience and has delivered almost $4 Billion Dollars in value to his clients.Based in Frisco, TX, Peter holds an AB in Politics from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

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Jeff Wilbur

Director, Online Trust Alliance initiative, Internet Society

Internet Society

Jeff is the Director of the Online Trust Alliance initiative at the Internet Society, which has developed an IoT Trust Framework through a multi-stakeholder process involving more than 100 participants. He is a regular speaker on IoT and online trust issues at conferences such as RSA Conference. Prior to joining the Internet Society, Jeff was chairman of the board of the Online Trust Alliance, a non-profit focused on enhancing online trust, user empowerment, and innovation through technical best practices, ethical privacy practices, and data stewardship. Jeff has over 30 years of experience in high technology, all focused on bringing new, industry-transforming communications technologies to market. He has been involved at the founding stages of Ethernet, routing, switching, VOIP, unified messaging and email authentication and services in both startups and Fortune 500 companies. He has a BSEE from Kansas State University and MSEE from Stanford University.

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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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Lisa Brown

Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Johnson Controls

Johnson Controls

Lisa Brown joined Johnson Controls in 2003. As national director for Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Lisa is responsible for growth of the local government market in North America, including the development of strategies, offerings and innovations for local government service and systems markets. In 2015, Lisa created Johnson Controls’ local government urban growth initiative, which combines smart city solutions with community outreach and workforce enhancement for midsize to large municipal customers. Lisa is consistently sought out to deliver key note presentations and participate on Smart City and IOT panels to discuss how data can assist cities to become “smarter” and its relation to climate resiliency, smart infrastructure and economic growth. Lisa was recently nominated to join the Women of Municipal Government committee for the National League of Cities (NLC), and the Smart Communities Advisory board for the International City Manager’s Association (ICMA). For the past three years, she has been the leader of the East Region Women’s Resource Network of Johnson Controls and served as global ambassador for International Women’s Day. Lisa served 15 years with the Junior League of Montclair-Newark, four of those years as director of community development and outreach in Newark, New Jersey. Lisa currently is a board member of the Rumson-Fair Haven Education Foundation. In 2016, she was honored as a NY Women of Valor and received the Humanitarian Award from St. Francis Food Pantries and Shelters, which support 1.5 million food disadvantaged New Yorkers annually. Lisa resides on the Jersey Shore with her family and two always hungry dogs.

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Gerrit Rexhausen

Program Manager, Corporate Strategy & Innovation Management, Lufthansa Technik

Lufthansa Technik

Gerrit Rexhausen is the Program Manager of Corporate Innovation at Lufthansa Technik. He started at the company in 2003 in the engine overhaul shop. His work covers IoT/ Industry 4.0, automation projects, and he is responsible for the project portfolio MRO 4.0 (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul). He is based and born in Hamburg, Germany and graduated from the University of Hamburg with a diploma in process engineering.

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Stephane Wyper

Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization, Mastercard

Mastercard

Stephane is the SVP for New Commerce Partnerships at Mastercard, based in New York. In his role, Stephane and his team are responsible for leading Mastercard’s efforts to commercialize new commerce opportunities covering the Internet of Things, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality. This includes identifying key needs in this space that Mastercard can solve for, as well as developing relationships with leading players across specific IoT verticals including connected car, smart home, connected office, and the future of retail. Previously, Stephane founded and led Mastercard’s global startup engagement group, known as Mastercard Start Path, working with over 120 early stage companies across the commerce space through a combination of operational partnership, strategic investment, and commercial access.

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Iisko Lappalainen

Head - Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations, MontaVista Software LLC

MontaVista Software LLC

Iisko Lappalainen is heading Montavista’s Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations. Iisko has over 15 years of experience working in the embedded software sector, besides MontaVista also in leading companies like Nokia, Ericsson and Tieto as well as some innovative Embedded Linux startups. He is tasked to making sure that MontaVista’s customers have the best fit solution available to them using MontaVista’s products and services, and that MontaVista’s product offering also reflects the needs of the market.During his career he has worked in several application and industry areas including mobile terminals, telecommunications software and machine-to-machine communications/Internet of Things. Iisko and his team focus on evangelizing, planning and promoting innovative technologies around embedded Linux in the areas of Networking, Telecommunications, IoT, Military/Defense among others.Iisko holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Turku, Finland and is pursuing a Ph.D in the field of embedded systems.

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Sara Brown

Senior Director of Marketing, Multitech

Multitech

Sara Brown is a strategic marketing professional dedicated to driving quantifiable business results with data-driven marketing communications that sell. Over the course of nearly 20 years, she’s boosted the profile and, more importantly revenue, of organizations big and small; public, private and not-for-profit. She is responsible for marketing and communications both external and internal for MultiTech. She serves the industry on the board of the IoT M2M Council and the Smart Texas Alliance, as well as co-chairing the marketing committee of the LoRa Alliance.

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Brandon Dalida

Regional Sales Manager, MultiTech

MultiTech

Brandon has presented to OEMs and resellers on device and embedded device networking solutions all around the world - from New Delhi to Budapest. As a Regional Sales Manager, Brandon Dalida is responsible for direct and managed sales in the South US for the Multi-Tech device and embedded product lines. Before joining Multi-Tech in 2008, Brandon was a field technician and sales engineer in the telecommunications industry for more than 12 years.

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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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Randy Van Buren

Solutions Engineer, Nokia

Nokia

Currently focused on IoT service providers for cross-domain platforms spanning fixed, mobile, home, enterprise, and government, Randy serves as a Senior Solutions Engineer for Nokia. As a Distinguished Member of Technical Staff, he has been involved with the largest operators in North America for identity, device, and subscriber profiles and their relationships across network access methods. Likewise, as a Senior Member of IEEE he is committed to standardization groups, academic rigor, and educational sharing of lessons learned. Randy holds a Certified Software Engineering Professional designation in addition to an MSEE from Duke and Physics BS from Lipscomb.

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Leonardo Simoes

IT Smart Cities Specialist, Technical Counselor, Smart City Business Institute Americas

Smart City Business Institute Americas

Leonardo Simoes is a specialist in information technology withmore than 20 years of experience in the public and privatesectors. He has also worked in companies such as Microsoft andOracle.Responsible for several projects focused on the citizen, he hasstood out globally for his studies on Smart Cities.Most recently, he was CIO of the Ministry of Cities, in theFederal Government in Brazil, responsible for projects such asthe countrys first digital driver’s license, as well as ITStrategic Planning for the biennium 2017-2018 of that Ministry.In 2017 he was awarded by the Government of Taiwan (R.O.C.)together with the Lincoln Institute of landing Police (USA) asbest speaker of the Smart Cities Seminar on that country.Mr. Simoes is also a permanent member of the technical councilat the Smart Cities America Institute.

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Mari Silbey

Director of Communications, US Ignite

US Ignite

Mari Silbey is Director of Communications for US Ignite and Director of US Ignite Forum, a program that convenes workshops around the country, bringing local government officials and their partners together to share smart city challenges, strategies, and best practices. Prior to joining US Ignite, Mari spent several years as a journalist covering broadband infrastructure, video delivery, and smart cities. Her telecom and cable roots go back further through work as an independent writer and analyst with both analyst firms and several private-sector companies including Limelight Networks and Motorola before its acquisition (and later sell-off) by Google. She is a graduate of Duke University, based in Washington, DC.

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Mike Wood

Vice President, VeloCloud

VeloCloud

Michael Wood is VP of Marketing for VeloCloud by VMWare, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement. Mike has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry. Previously, Wood was VP, product management for Akamai Technologies Cloud Networking Business Unit.

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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 co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Trustworthiness Task Group and involved with security, trustworthiness and monetization initiatives. He is one of the editors and authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework document.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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Moderator List

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

Global Tech Expert, Capstone Partners

Capstone Partners

Allen Proithis has an extensive background in the IoT and M2M markets, having led the development of several businesses in those spaces within the U.S. over the last five years.Early last year, Proithis led the funding and launch of wot.io, an award-winning Internet of Things startup focused on accelerating value produced by the data generated by the IoT .Prior to that, he was executive vice president of InterDigital Solutions, where he was responsible for monetizing a $700 million, 10-year R&D investment by taking commercially promising technologies to the marketplace. In that role, he led the creation of Convida Wireless, an M2M joint venture with Sony, InterDigital and Stephen Capital, and until recently served as chairman.Earlier in his carrier, Proithis spent seven years at Hewlett-Packard. At HP, he ultimately led strategy & business development for their Handheld Business Unit, where he was responsible for strategic initiatives for mobile devices, software and services, including the launch of HPs first mobile app store.Proithis began his career in the consulting business in the telecom and technology industries and holds a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications from Penn State University.

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Doug Mohney (Moderator)

Principal, Cidera Analytics

Cidera Analytics

A principal at Cidera Analytics, Doug has been working and writing about IT and satellite industries for over 20 years. His 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.

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Peter DeNagy (Moderator)

President /Co-Founder, Internet of Things America, LLC

Internet of Things America, LLC

Peter L. DeNagy, President / Co - Founder Internet of Things America, LLC.

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Gerry Purdy (Moderator)

Principal Analyst, Mobilocity LLC

Sarah Glova (Moderator)

Director of Growth & Communications, RIoT

RIoT

Dr. Sarah Glova is Director of Growth & Communications for RIoT, the nonprofit group dedicated to growing the IoT sector. Sarah directly supports RIoT sponsors, architects RIoTs and partner events, leads marketing and communication efforts, and supports RIoT’s mission of capturing and growing the IoT market sector.Sarah is also the Founder of the award-winning digital media firm Reify Media, a self-funded company she started at 26 that serves clients across the country. Before starting Reify, Sarah taught technical writing to engineering and business undergraduates at NC State University. Sarah has a PhD in Instructional Technology, and she’s a published author who’s spoken internationally about technology trends, technology in education, women in tech, and women in entrepreneurship.

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