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IoT and the Things You Buy

Alex Siskos, SVP Strategy, Everseen
Tom Bradicich, PhD, Tom Bradicich, PhD VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow, Global Head, IoT and Edge CoE & Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Tom Bradicich, PhD VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow Global Head, IoT and Edge Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board
19 Aug 2022
09:00 - 09:30
Keynote Room

IoT and the Things You Buy

Session Abstract:

Edge and IoT technologies continue to enhance the on-premises retail shopping experience. A key driver is the retail store’s twofold competition — with each other, and with online buying. IoT related applications are serving both the consumer and the retailer, from ease of product location and availability, to theft and inventory management, and in-store customer behavior analytics. Join Dr. Tom Bradicich, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Fellow, and his special guests as they share deep insights into the emerging and extant retail shopping experience, improving customer satisfaction, and enhancing retail business outcomes.

Speakers:

Dr. Tom Bradicich is VP, Hewlett Packard Fellow. Beginning his career at IBM, Tom was an IBM Fellow, VP, Distinguished Engineer, and Server CTO. Prior to HP and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tom was an NI Fellow at National Instruments, an Operational Technologies (OT) company.
HP / Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE):
Tom is currently Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs & CoE, at HPE. He and his team develop and commercialize advanced as-a-Service (aaS) software and technologies, focusing on cloud managed remote infrastructure, edge-as-a-service, and converged IT/Operational Technologies (OT). Tom incepted and directs the HPE Channel-to-Edge Institute partner program, and leads company-wide strategies and venture/M&A assessments.
Most recently Tom was HPE VP and General Manager, leading the global business unit, Servers and Edge Systems and Software, with P&L, worldwide sales, R&D, and customer experience ownership. In 2018, achieving revenue growth of over $250M, Tom’s business unit was the fastest growing in HPE. He directed the founding of HPE’s three global Innovation Labs for partner and customer collaborations, and led HPE’s first corporate IoT strategy. His sales teams were noted for exceeding sales quotas, and delivering first-of-a-kind products that greatly enhance customer business outcomes.
At HP, Tom was VP, Server Engineering, developing and launching servers, storage, and software.
Tom is named in CRN’s Top 100 Executives and Top 25 Disrupters in 2016, 2017, and 2019, inducted into the NC State University Alumni Hall of Fame, received the IBM Chairman’s Award, and elected to the IBM Academy of Technology. He currently serves on:
Board of Directors of Aspen Technology (AZPN), a publicly traded OT and AI software company
Chair, IoT Community industry body (iotcommunity.net)
Board of Advisors and Diversity Committee, University of Florida
Throughout his career, Tom has led teams to develop, launch, and manage dozens of software and hardware products. And, the creation of several new product categories such as notebook computers, smartphones (IBM Simon™), Converged Systems (IBM BladeCenter™), Converged Edge Systems & Sofware (HPE Edgeline™), and OT and edge management software and platforms (HPE OTLink). Tom’s teams designed and launched the first 64 bit enterprise ARM server, the first x86 server with on-chip graphics, and IBM’s first prototype notebook computer.

Alex Siskos joined Everseen in 2017, bringing more than 25 years’ experience in retail strategy and analytics. He previously served in leadership positions at Walgreens, led the entry of Blue Yonder into North America, which was later acquired by JDA. He also held business process strategy, market development and analytics roles at Accenture, Nielsen and Crossmark. ​Alex leads market analysis and corporate strategy for Everseen, helping to drive the company’s growth across the retail sector as well as its expansion into a variety of other market segments.​

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