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IoT Community Diamond Member Panel

Matt Bolick, Technical Marketing Leader, Cisco
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
Chris Sullivan - Healthcare Practice Lead at Zebra, Chair of the Healthcare IoT Advisory Board
09 Apr 2021
09:15 - 10:00
Keynote Room

IoT Community Diamond Member Panel


IoT and Edge Predictions – What We See in the Next 5 Years

The edge is a place where the “things” (the “T” in IoT) reside, which contain valuable pent up data. As the things are connected, the data computed and analyzed, and action taken to control the things and the enterprise — the business and societal benefits can be astounding. There is much more to come in the future as confidence in edge/IoT solutions builds, experiences mount, and the technology advances. Hear leaders from Cisco, HPE, SAS, and Zebra offer their specific predictions, their reasoning, and the resulting outcomes that are in store for those adopt and deploy at the edge.


Jason Mann is responsible for growing IoT revenue and providing global focus, strategic direction and alignment across the SAS IoT analytics portfolio. He oversees the research and development, product management and marketing, and execution of the sell-through strategy across the portfolio. My job is to empower R&D teams to innovate and create the forward-looking solutions that enable customers to seize the opportunity inherent in IoT, solve specific business challenges and capitalize on the insights mined from the data,” said Mann. Prior to his current position, Mann served as Director of Product Management for Industry Solutions and the Internet of Things where he set the strategic IoT direction for SAS. He was also responsible for product management of the manufacturing and supply chain, retail, energy, and health and life sciences industry solutions. Prior to that, he served as Manufacturing Industry Strategist where he led the internal and external positioning of SAS’ distinctive competence and value to the manufacturing industry. Before joining SAS in 2003, Mann worked at Nortel Networks for 10 years where he led the multiyear design and implementation of global manufacturing operations and order management systems. Mann received a bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University.

Chris Sullivan is the Global Healthcare Practice Lead for Zebra Technologies. With an acute understanding of the needs of patients and their caregivers coupled with robust technical knowledge of healthcare operations, Chris balances the personal and professional needs of the industry to create an inspirational point of view on healthcare technology. He is an advocate for the role technology plays in improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care, and for the value of learning from best practices from around the world to improve healthcare globally.

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.

Matt Bolick has worked in Technical Marketing at Cisco in RTP for the last 23 years running an obstacle course of technologies including SNA, ATM and Ethernet switching, Service Provider Aggregation, Metro Ethernet, Network Management and Enterprise Branch Architectures. He also worked on a wide variety of products no longer shipping including the Cisco 7500, 7200, Lightstream 1010, Catalyst 8540 & 5500, Cisco ASR, and Cisco ISRs before finally settling down for the last several years as a Technical Marketing Leader for the IoT group at Cisco working on Industrial switching, routing and wireless as well as other cool technologies like LoRaWAN and wireless mesh. Matt is also a father of 2 small kids (Sebastian is 5 and Moxie is 2) so he doesn’t get a lot of free time. When he does manage to escape you might be able to find him in the water or the sky. He’s both an avid SCUBA diver and private pilot; both places with lousy Wi-Fi.