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Bryson Koehler is CITO of The Weather Company, an IBM Business (Weather). He is responsible for setting the strategic vision, financial planning, technical operations, direction and execution of strategic technology initiatives. Koehler came to Weather from Exigen Capital, a private equity firm, where he was an operating partner overseeing the firm’s investments and operations in the travel and entertainment sectors. Prior to his time at Exigen Capital, Koehler spent 10 years at InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), the world’s largest hotel company, most recently as the senior vice president of global revenue and guest technology. Koehler also served as vice president and director of global distribution technology earlier in his tenure at IHG. Prior to IHG, Koehler served as director of global technology sales for Vicorp.com and held various technical leadership positions for USWeb, where he managed the technical relationships for a broad array of clients. He began his technology career at Arthur Anderson as a technology strategy consultant, where he helped implement knowledge-sharing platforms on emerging Internet technologies for a diverse group of clients. Koehler earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and in communications from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC. He lives in the Atlanta area and has two children. He is active in his community with Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), Duke Cancer Research Hospital and American Red Cross disaster relief. He is also the chief of his son’s YMCA Indian Guides program.
Sandy Carter is General Manager Developer Ecosystem and Startups, responsible for IBM’s worldwide focus on the Cloud ecosystem for Developers, Startups and Accelerators. As the chief evangelist for the ecosystem, she helps developers increase their productivity and creativity. The author of 3 books, including “Get Bold,” Sandy is a recognized expert: Cloud Top 5 Influencers, B2B News Network’s 2015 B2B Influencer, C-Suite Social Media Legend, Top 10 Cloud Influencer, Forbes Global Top 40 Social Marketing Masters, Top Growth Hackers, Top 10 in Social Media, Top 50 Social Business Influencers,10 Most Powerful Women in Tech, Women of M2M for Internet of Things (IoT), and CNN Women of the Channel. Sandy was recently named CRN 2016 Channel Chief. Sandy is on the board of Girls in Tech, WITI (Women in Technology International), and International Child Art Foundation. She is on the Advisory Board of Women of the Channel (WOTC) West.
Pat McGarry is an edge computing pioneer and expert in heterogeneous computing technologies moving beyond von Neumann models. He leads the team that architected the world’s first small form-factor product to deliver ultra high performance and efficient IoT data search and analytics at the edge. He brings extensive technology and leadership experience in hardware and software engineering to his role as Vice President of Engineering at Ryft. He joins Ryft from Ixia Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s Federal security systems engineering programs. During his tenure at Ixia and BreakingPoint Systems, Pat spent several years working in the cyber security industry within the DoD and the Intelligence communities conducting experimentation and analysis of cyber-related performance and security concerns on arbitrary network infrastructures. Prior to BreakingPoint, Pat held key roles in product and engineering management in the realm of embedded systems design, network systems analysis and design, and cyber security.
Chris O’Connor is the General Manager, Internet of Things for IBM. Chris’s current responsibilities are focused on growth of this area for clients and IBM. Prior to this role, Chris was responsible for the product strategy and engineering of the IBM Tivoli Software Division in IBM and similarly for the Industry Solutions Software division around Smart Commerce and Smart Cities. His roles have involved successive responsibilities around arranging patterns of software for industry as well as IT data center value. Chris is an active member of the IBM Growth and Transformation Team and has served on the IBM Technology Team. This role reports directly to IBM’s CEO and senior leaders. He has been active in the IT Industry for the past 25 years both within IBM and at other industry software providers.
Dr. Sarah Cooper is M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy. She’s a 2015 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, a recognized Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert by Wireless World, one of Connected World’s Women of M2M, inventor, multidisciplinary entrepreneur, inventor of an IoT medical battery that runs on body temperature and a PhD in Physics from University of Sydney.
Bill Mortimer is Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the wireless, positioning, service assurance businesses at Spirent Communications. He is currently working on developing new businesses in the Internet of Things, Connected Car and Mobile Service Assurance & Customer Experience. Prior to joining Spirent, he worked as a General Manager for 7 years in the Communications Test business at JDSU and 14 years at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in Canada, USA and Germany. Earlier in his career, he worked at Bell Northern Research, Manitoba Telephone System and Idacom Electronics. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree from the University of Manitoba. Bill is a Canadian, and has lived and worked in Sindelfingen, Germany for the last 14 years.
Sam George is the Director of Azure IoT, responsible for the Azure IoT Suite, Azure IoT Services and our IoT Device SDK. He has been at Microsoft since 1997 years and has spent time in all three engineering disciplines (development, test and program management). Sam spent most of his career as a dev manager, dev lead, or developer and in 2011 I switched to a program management leadership position. Sam is responsible for Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. As a GPM he is responsible for Microsoft’s developed facing platform offerings, including features and API shape – as well as business and market strategy. His team works directly with customers and top tier partners to evolve the product.
Dave is the Chief Technology Officer for GE Current, located in San Ramon, California. Current, a digital power service, brings innovation in one place by combining GE’s capabilities in LED, Solar, Energy Storage, Onsite generation, and Electric Vehicle infrastructure into a sustainable energy ecosystem that benefits customers and partners. Dave was the Chief Technology Officer for GE Aviation, a world-leading provider of jet engines, components and integrated systems for commercial and military aircraft. Prior to joining GE, Dave was IBM’s Vice President of Smarter Physical Infrastructure, and a spokesperson for IBM’s “Smarter Planet.” Dave earned his MBA at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, in addition to completing graduate programs in Computer Science and Project Management. Dave is also a Biologist with a degree in Biology from the State University of New York.
Emil Berthelsen is a Principal Analyst at Machina Research, leading the Enterprise IoT stream, and focuses on Big Data, data analytics, M2M and IoT Platforms and SLAs. Prior to joining Machina Research, Emil worked at Analysys Mason, KPMG Consulting, BT Consulting, and Alexander Proudfoot plc, building more than two decades of experience in management, strategic and research consulting. From a consulting background, Emil has concentrated on and delivered projects in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry, and in the past six years, focused on emerging technology and business areas such as mobile enterprise applications, mobile payments, APIs, developer communities, and M2M and IoT. This has led to a significant number of research and consulting projects, advising global clients on new M2M and IoT product, service and market opportunities, identifying channels and strategic partnerships, and providing market sizing, competitor intelligence and insights around these emerging market and technology trends. Emil has chaired, presented and led panel discussions at M2M, IoT and Big Data conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and contributes regularly to articles on these topics in industry journals, online news portals and blog services. More recently, Emil has started to research and speak on the changes from M2M to IoT, and the impact this has on data analytics, platforms and SLAs for enterprises. Emil holds an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University.
After an apprenticeship as tool maker at Hella KG, Ulrich Ahle studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of Paderborn. Firstly he was a development engineer in the field Printer Development at Nixdorf Computer AG, later team leader Technical Processes and responsible project manager for the implementation of the PLM system Metaphase (today Teamcenter) together with SAP. From 1996 on he was responsible at Siemens Business Services for the PLM business. After that he became General Manager for the e-Business Practice Business Information Management in the areas Knowledge Management, Product Lifecycle Management and Business Intelligence. Since 2011 Mr. Ahle is head of the Manufacturing, Retail & Transportation business at Atos in Germany. In addition Mr. Ahle is Member of the Board of the ProSTEP iViP organization in Germany which has its main activities in Engineering and Manufacturing IT. Here he represents the member group of IT product and service providers.
Stephen Douglas works for Spirents strategy organization helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market leading disruptive technologies which make a real difference. With close to 20 years’ experience in telecommunications Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next generation technologies and has worked across the industry with multiple Service Providers, Start-Ups and tier 1 OEM’s helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos which prevent innovation and business success.
Sean Lorenz is Founder & CEO of Senter, a startup improving chronic care with Internet of Things (IoT) and deep learning in the home. He has shaped business models and product strategies in several emerging markets including the IoT, robotics, artificial intelligence and healthcare. Sean holds a PhD in Cognitive & Neural Systems from Boston University and has extensive knowledge of digital health, natural language processing, brain-computer interfaces, adaptive systems, neuroscience-based computational algorithms, and context-aware computing.
Marc-Anthony Signorino is the Executive Director of the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group. In this role, he is working to transform the organization into a diverse, international, multi-industry organization. His core mission is to bring stakeholders together to help stimulate a thriving Identity Ecosystem that allows strong, privacy-enhancing identity credentials to be used for personal, commercial, educational, and governmental use. He is an attorney, Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP), and has recently served as secretary of the board of directors for the Internet Security Alliance, Washington D.C.’s leading cyber-security advocacy group. Prior to joining the IDESG, he was Vice President and General Counsel for 121 Strategies and Government Relations, responsible for a broad technology policy portfolio, including cybersecurity, identity management issues, consumer online privacy and security, Internet governance, telecommunications and broadband deployment, the protection of intellectual property rights, and America’s competitiveness agenda. Signorino also worked at the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Electronics Association. Additionally, he helped open eBay’s government affairs office in Washington, D.C. Signorino studied law both at Georgetown University Law Center and Northeastern University School of Law, the latter of which granted him a Juris Doctorate. He received his Bachelors of Science at Boston University’s College of Communication.
Robert Cohen is a senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute where he heads a new study, “The economics and business impacts of the “New IP,” on cloud computing, SDN, NFV, big data and the Internet of Things. This project will evaluate whether cloud computing and the concomitant reorganization of the workplace will result in revenue gains, productivity improvements and employment and output benefits. In pursuing this analysis, Dr. Cohen is also evaluating corporate cases for the OECD’s digital data innovation initiative and contributing to the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation’s work on entrepreneurship and jobs. He is a participant in the Innovation for Jobs organization headed by Vint Cerf and David Nordfors. Dr. Cohen has previously served as Director of TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He created New York State’s first high tech strategy and has consulted to the European Commission’s Directorate General XIII on the internet and economic growth. He is a past president of the Forecasters Club of New York. Dr. Cohen holds an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the New School for Social Research and a BA from Swarthmore College. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of five books.
James Turino is a co-founder and Partner of Redwood Capital and a Managing Partner of LD&A Redwood. 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. Prior to joining Redwood Capital, Mr. Turino served as Director of the Technology Investment Banking team in New York for SG Cowen, where he managed public and private equity offerings, principal investments, and mergers and acquisitions for emerging growth software companies. Mr. Turino was also Director of the Media and Telecommunications Group for Prudential Securities in New York. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance for ING Barings, where he was a founding member of the Telecommunications Group. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.
Brian Love is a Principal at Booz Allen Hamilton in the Strategic Innovation Group, Digital. A seasoned management consultant and advisor to government, commercial, and international clients Mr. Love has more than 18 years of consulting experience. His recent work is centered on emerging technologies, platforms, and service delivery systems with a focus on Enterprise Mobility and the enablement of digital ecosystems such as IoT. As an executive in the Firm’s Digital practice, he leads Booz Allen Hamilton’s innovation business in mobility. A “full-stack” consultant, Mr. Love’s expertise spans fixed and wireless networks, virtualized infrastructure, the multi-cloud environment, mobile DevOps, and mobile application development and management. In his consulting and solutions development work he has advised clients on a wide range of digital transformation and enablement projects including very large scale government agencies and Fortune 1000 verticals. His prior work has focused on public and private sector clients in the financial services, regulatory, homeland security, health, and telecommunications markets. His diverse experience includes working with 10,000+ headcount organizations through start-ups. His recent work focuses in three main areas: (1) developing entry strategies that leverage next-generation pervasive computing and mobile technologies (2) enabling new digital system delivery ecosystems such as IoT and (3) creating targeted packaged vertical solutions for high priority/high growth markets. His most recent project is focused on developing a new cloud-based platform to enable modern mobile application development and new IoT solutions. He is also leading projects to reimagine customer and citizen services by taking advantage leading edge social, mobile, and cloud technologies. Mr. Love has a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the College of William and Mary. He has primarily been based in Washington, DC with an international stint in London.
Steven Blackwell is the Vice President of Engineering for the Data Center Solutions business of Emerson Network Power. He manages a technology and research team focused on data center infrastructure devices and management technologies. His particular areas of interest include device intelligence, system management and control, and remote presence technologies. Steve brings over 30 years of engineering and management experience to the Emerson team, having held design and management positions with Motorola, Adtran, and Centillium prior to joining Avocent in 2003. His development experience includes hardware, firmware, software, and DSP design, and he holds 24 US patents in the fields of data communications and video processing. In previous roles, he participated in data communications standards development, serving in leadership positions in the ITU-T and in FSAN during the development of the foundational DSL standards. Steve is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama (BSEE, 1986), and he holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University (1996).
Shyam Varan Nath is Industrial Internet Architect at GE Digital. He has 24 years of industry experience with focus on IoT, Big Data and Advanced Analytics. Prior to GE, he worked in IBM, Deloitte, Oracle and Halliburton. He is a regular speaker in large conferences on IoT and related topics. He has undergrad in EE from IIT Kanpur, India and MBA and MS from Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL. He manages several user groups and Meetups in technology related areas.
Christian Legare joined Micrium in 2002, a leading provider of embedded software, including the uC/OS real time kernel. Prior to Micrium, he was in charge of an IP (Internet Protocol) certification program at the International Institute of Telecom (IIT) in Montreal, Canada. Throughout his 22 years in the telecom industry, he has served as an executive in large scale organizations as well as start-ups, mainly in the engineering and R&D fields. He also currently serve as vice president of the IPSO Alliance Board of Directors, where he provides guidance on the embedded systems industry to the IPSO Alliance to advance the mutual goals of making IoT a reality. He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Sherbrooke, in Quebec, Canada.
Scott Amyx was voted one of the Top 25 Global Speakers by Speaking.com. Scott is a thought-leader, speaker, and author on wearables and the Internet of Things and the CEO of Amyx+McKinsey and Managing Partner of Venture1st. He has been nominated by the Republic of Korea to represent cutting-edge research and case studies on wearables and the Internet of Things at the ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest. He will debut the concept of “The Digital Currency of Happiness” at TechCrunch Beijing 2015. Intel & TBS’s America’s Greatest Makers look to Scott to recommend the most promising startups. As a thought leader in wearables & IoT, Scott explores the intersection of enterprise implications and consumer decisions of adopting wearables & IoT technologies. He writes for Wired, InformationWeek, IEEE, Wearable Technologies (WT), ReadWrite, TechBeacon, and other leading publications and speaks at global conferences. Scott is the co-author of The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems Handbook, an academic publication by John Wiley and Sons, scheduled for late 2015 and The Advances in Information Security, Privacy, & Ethics (AISPE) Book Series, an academic publication by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), scheduled for 2016. Scott has over 18 years of large-scale strategy and implementation experience, managing double digit million dollar projects across multiple verticals. In his last corporate position as VP of Product Management, Scott helped the company be acquired by a Fortune 500 publicly traded company. Scott has also started numerous startups and successfully sold a company. Scott has a master’s degree in applied microeconomics/ public policy from the University of Chicago. Scott was a national Sloan Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.
Keith Peterson, Ph.D. is President and CEO of Halo, a supply chain analytics software company based in San Diego, CA. Halo helps companies gain deep visibility into the cost drivers in their supply chains and devise strategies to improve profitability. Keith has senior executive experience at the Nielsen Company and started and exited his own analytics firm. He has a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University. Keith is an experienced senior executive with 14 years’ experience driving the growth of innovative data and analytics businesses including Experian, Neilsen, and Mitchell ClaimsLab. He has published multiple academic works in analytics and Big Data, focusing since 2014 on supply chain analytics. Keith holds a bachelor’s degree from Washington State University and a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University.
Sudha Jamthe is the CEO of IoT Disruptions and an entrepreneurial mobile product leader with 20+ years experience building Consumer Mobile and eCommerce Products for Business Growth. She is the author of the book IoT Disruptions and the upcoming new book “The Internet of Things Business Primer”. She hosts a weekly show called “The IoT Show” on YouTube and is an instructor at Stanford Continuing Ed School for the class Building a Successful Business with Mobile and Internet of Things. Sudha is a champion for Girls Who Code and hosts mentor programs for kids at Devcamps and hackathons. She believes that coding is a fundamental skill similar to reading for the future and inspires kids to learn coding with educational programs in schools and corporate partnerships. She has been a venture mentor at MIT and Director at Bay Area Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+ Meetups. She writes for TechCrunch, Mashable, GigaOm and Venturebeat as a respected technology futurist. You can always find her latest opinions at coolastory.com, LinkedIn Pulse, Periscope and @sujamthe. She is an advisor for Blockchain University and Barcelona Technology School.
Kuruvilla Mathew is Chief Innovation Officer at Ness Software Engineering Services. He is responsible for expanding the growing portfolio of digital transformation services at Ness by cultivating innovative technologies, solutions and methods. He works closely with Ness clients to provide direction and guidance on keeping pace with innovations that can help them leap frog into the future. Mathew is an Enterprise Architect with a deep working knowledge of architectures and technologies across various stacks and platforms. He also works with Ness’s clients on Microservices ecosystems, Mobility architectures and several bleeding-edge technology stacks. He leads a group of technology experts at Ness, who engage with clients and execution teams to build digital solutions. Mathew has over 20 years of experience in product and services development in various industries working with Fortune 500 clients worldwide. He has led several enterprise initiatives as Chief Architect for clients in leading-edge technologies through thought leadership and innovation. He was the CTO of a startup developing solutions for social media marketing and monitoring in Retail and Hospitality and led an innovation technology center where he designed and built a showcase lab. Mathew works on a number IoT projects and has showcased several of them at different forums.
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