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Santosh Ahuja  - Impiger Technologies


Secure Media Access on the Cloud Using Shared Access Signatures
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Santosh Ahuja is the Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies with over 18 years of experience architecting large-scale distributed systems in telecom, learning management systems and business enterprises. He champions the consulting space helping customers with complex problems and providing them with a cloud and mobility strategy. He has extensive hands-on experience in migrating a number of legacy systems to Cloud using a combination of different approaches successfully.
 
 
Wayne Ariola  - Parasoft


IoT Integrity: A Guide to Robust Endpoint Testing
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Wayne Ariola, Chief Strategy Officer, leads the development and execution of Parasoft’s long-term strategy. He leverages customer input and fosters partnerships with industry leaders to ensure that Parasoft solutions continuously evolve to support the ever-changing complexities of real-world business processes and systems. Ariola has contributed to the design of core Parasoft technologies and has been awarded several patents for his inventions. A recognized leader on topics such as Service Virtualization, SOA and API quality, quality policy governance, and application security, Ariola is a frequent contributor to publications including Software Test & Performance, SOA World, and ebizQ—as well as a sought-after speaker at key industry events
 
 
Zohar Babin  - Kaltura


Best Practices for Building Scalable Rich Video Experiences: Introduction to VPaaS
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Zohar Babin is the Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, leading Kaltura's VPaaS (Video Platform as a Service) strategy and product, Kaltura Partners Network and Ecosystem, Open Source strategy engagement, certification programs, and developer community. His ultimate goal is to connect organizations and developers around using video effectively as a first class citizen in applications and workflows across many industries and use-cases.
 
 
Michael Beamer  - goTransverse


From IoT Service to IoT Profit
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Michael Beamer is a 23-year technology and business leader with unique experience running technology teams and solutions in 40+ countries around the world. He’s been instrumental in the growth and success of companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to billion dollar global organizations. Michael has extensive experience in a wide range of roles from Building and Running Global SW Development Teams to IT Management and Consulting to Driving Record Revenue through Global Sales and Marketing Programs.

Michael’s extensive experience running development teams has resulted in numerous awards including winners of the IT Solution of the Year Award for Austin as well as winners as one of the top web-based support sites in the world. Mike serves on numerous advisory councils including undergraduate and graduate level councils on IM for The University of Texas at Austin as well as the Austin InnoTech Technology Council. Mike has also established FLL Robotics in elementary education for his community.
 
 
Brian Bedrosian  - Cypress Semiconductor


The Key to Your Connected Smart Home
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Brian Bedrosian is senior director of consumer IoT at Cypress Semiconductor, where he is responsible for the company's emerging Internet of Things business for embedded Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Smart. He has 20 years of experience in digital communications and wireless technologies.
 
 
Valentin Bercovici  - SolidFire


What Is the Lean Cloud and Why It Matters
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Valentin (Val) Bercovici, a longtime NetApp executive and member of the Office of the CTO, is now part of SolidFire as CTO. In this new role, he leads SolidFire’s Office of the CTO (SFOCTO) which is responsible for SolidFire’s technology vision and strategy. The SFOCTO engages with and explores the latest technology communities, ecosystems and stacks, delivering strategic technical guidance in support of SolidFire’s largest and most complex customer and partner deployments.

Bercovici has served as NetApp’s Global Cloud CTO and Cloud Czar for the past six years, pioneering technologies and strategies for the company’s Cloud storage and data management portfolio now known as the NetApp Data Fabric. Over the course of nearly 20 years with NetApp, his teams have played an integral role in successfully growing the company beyond a pure storage play into the Cloud era. Bercovici, a pioneer in the Cloud industry, introduced the first International Cloud Standard to the marketplace as CDMI (ISO INCITS 17826) in 2012 and has several patents pending around data center applications of
augmented reality.
 
 
Damian Black  - SQLstream, Inc.


Keeping Your Head in the Clouds Is a Good Idea
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Damian Black is CEO and Founder of SQLstream, Inc. He has over twenty-five years in the software infrastructure business. He is the author of eleven patents and founder of SQLstream, a massively parallel real-time data engine executing continuous SQL queries against Streaming Big Data and supporting a cloud-based architecture. He has a first class honors degree from Manchester University, which is the UK’s oldest and leading computer science department, where he won the university prize awarded annually to the highest scoring computer science graduate.
 
 
Ryan Boyd  - Neo4j


Sensor Seeking True Connection
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Ryan Boyd is an Engineer and Head of Developer Relations at Neo4j. He is a San Francisco-based software engineer focused on helping developers understand graph databases. Previously, he was a product manager for architectural software, built applications and clusters for higher education, and worked in developer relations for 20 products during 8 years at Google. He enjoys cycling, sailing, and other adventures when not playing with his newborn.
 
 
Flint Brenton  - CollabNet


DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Flint Brenton is CEO of CollabNet. He has extensive experience leading innovative software companies and has an exceptional track record of accelerating growth through product innovation and sales execution. Most recently, he served as president and CEO of AccelOps, a provider of a leading IT operations analytics platform for cloud and virtualized infrastructures. Prior to that, he served as president and CEO of Tidal Software, a leading application automation software solution provider, which later was acquired by Cisco. After the Cisco acquisition, Mr. Brenton served in various follow-on capacities, including Vice President of Advanced Services and as Senior Vice President of Engineering for Cisco’s cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Platform as a Service (PaaS) software offerings. At both AccelOps and Tidal Software, Mr. Brenton more than tripled sales under his tenure while focusing both companies on disruptive product introductions.

During his 25-year career, Mr. Brenton also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of NetIQ’s Security and Administration business unit and has held various leadership positions at NetIQ, Compaq Computer Corporation, BMC Software, and IBM. He received a master’s in business and public management from Rice University and a bachelor of science degree from Mount Union College.
 
 
Mark Casey  - CFN Services


Speed Your Digital Transformation: How to Build the Enterprise Digital Technology Platform
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Casey is the President and CEO of CFN Services. He has delivered results for clients in the global communications markets with companies including AT&T, Verizon, and CSX for more than 20 years. Since 2001, he has led CFN Services in developing high-performance, network and application-delivery solutions for real-time, mission-critical applications. He pioneered the design and optimization of cloud solutions that accelerate market data delivery and trade execution for the most sophisticated financial market participants worldwide.
 
 
Marco Ceppi  - Canonical


Beyond Configuration Management
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Marco Ceppi is a DevOps Engineer working at Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu. He's passionate about cloud, automation, benchmarking, and sailing.
 
 
Michael Chambliss  - ReadyTalk


General Session | Opposing Forces: How to Innovate on a New Product Platform Without Abandoning Your Legacy
Michael Chambliss is Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk. He has been in the software development industry for more than 15 years, focusing on platform architectures and organizational growth. Outside of software, Michael is a gadget geek at heart and spends much of his free time building and experimenting with audio equipment.
 
 
Kiran Chitturi  - Sungard AS


DevOps Agility in the Evolving Cloud Services Landscape
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Kiran Chitturi is a technology leader on the Sungard AS emerging tech team. With over 15 years of experience, he was instrumental in Capital One’s cloud transformation journey and in setting up AIG’s next-generation incident response automation architecture. He has a master’s in Computer Science.
 
 
Yung Chou  - Microsoft


Becoming a Chef in an Azure Restaurant
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he had established capacities in system programming, application development, consulting services, and IT management. His technical focuses have been on virtualization and cloud computing with strong interests in hybrid cloud and emerging enterprise computing architecture. He has been a frequent speaker in Microsoft conferences, roadshow and TechNet events.

 
 
Robert B. Cohen  - Economic Strategy Institute


How the Move to Software-Defined Infrastructure and Networks, the New IP, Is Changing the Economy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Robert Cohen is an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute. He analyzes the economic impact of new telecommunications and computing technologies. His current work explores the emergence of software as the fundamental building block for networks, data centers and computing. It does this by forecasting the growth of cloud services and the Internet of Things. Dr. Cohen employs input/output analysis to forecast US investment and productivity changes and employment impacts. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Brocade Communications and the OECD are sponsoring this effort.

Dr. Cohen previously was Director of TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He created New York State’s first high tech strategy and consulted to the European Commission on the internet and economic growth. He is a past president of the Forecasters Club of New York. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the New School and a BA from Swarthmore College. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of five books
 
 
Dan Cunningham  - ReadyTalk


Bridging Legacy Voice Applications with WebRTC and the Cloud
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
As CTO of ReadyTalk, Dan Cunningham is responsible for the overall technology strategy of the company as well as management of ReadyTalk’s engineering resources. He’s a technology enthusiast committed to exploring the business applications of cutting-edge software and trends.
 
 
Thomas DeMeo  - Alfresco


How to Become a 'Digital Predator' not 'Digital Prey'
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Thomas DeMeo is Vice President of Product Management and General Manager of the Alfresco One product line. With a mix of early start-up and global corporate experience, he has focused his 23-year career in product roles with Silicon Valley icons including Adobe, HP and Citrix. With deep leadership and product management experience, he has contributed and led teams responsible for industry-leading product lines that each generated over $1B annually.

Most recently Thomas served as Senior Director of Product Management at Citrix and focused on helping enterprises deliver apps and data across private, public and hybrid cloud infrastructure. While at HP, he focused on integrated commerce and accessing apps and data across PC and mobile devices.

Thomas spent 7 years at Adobe and led the Creative Suite product teams responsible for product integration, file and metadata management and delivered key interfaces into a range of content management systems, like Alfresco. He earned an MBA from San Jose State University and has an engineering undergraduate degree from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts.
 
 
Robert Doyle  - eCube Systems


Evolving DevOps Tools to Capture Application Relationships, Dependencies and States
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Robert Doyle serves as the lead architect for the development of the NXTware Remote and NXTminder product lines. His experience as a system architect and product manager for Borland and other companies have enabled him to design, implement and deliver real-world business solutions using a wide range of service oriented architecture (CORBA, Enterprise Java Beans, Java 2 Enterprise Edition, .NET and SOAP).

Mr. Doyle holds two Computer Science degrees and a degree in Business Management. As a computer industry professional with 40 years of experience across multiple industries and technologies, Mr. Doyle frequently showcases his knowledge as a speaker at a variety of symposiums and seminars around the world.
 
 
Timothy Evavold  - Covisint


Ridesharing and Multimodal Transportation in Connected Environments
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Timothy Evavold is Executive Director Automotive at Covisint. He is responsible for boarding, management, and governance of third-party delivery partners for Covisint’s automotive engagement platform. He also serves as the Technical Director for Covisint’s global Connected Car program and solution set. He has over 25 years of experience in implementing and managing strategic process and technology, delivering process re-engineering, cost reduction and revenue growth for competitive advantage and profit improvement.

Prior to Covisint, Evavold was VP of Operations and CTO at SCI Ltd., a SaaS enterprise lead management and marketing platform, and CIO of OnStar, provider of communications, in-vehicle security, hands-free calling, turn-by-turn navigation, and remote diagnostics systems.
 
 
Ed Featherston  - Collaborative Consulting


Machine Learning – It’s All About the Data
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Ed Featherston is a director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting. He brings 35 years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies. He has delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, pharmacy, government and retail.
 
 
Carmen Feliciano  - AMDG


Learning IoT in Emerging Markets
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Carmen Feliciano is a Principal at AMDG. She is a venture advisor and investor focused on connecting US and emerging markets with start-up eco-system players.
 
 
Vlad Friedman  - Edge Hosting


Driving Value into the Cloud with Risk Management
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Vlad Friedman is CEO/Founder of Edge Hosting. A seasoned IT veteran with 25+ years of mission-critical IT experience, Vlad founded Edge Hosting in 1998 with a vision of bringing “outcomes based” thinking into the world of managed hosting before the concept of managed hosting even existed.

Edge, a spin-off from his first IT venture ACS, started in 1991 while he was still a student at the University of Maryland. ACS was a software startup that created the only packaged solution for large scale automotive logistics processing that was widely adopted by auto manufacturers, port processors and transportation carriers around the globe.

After identifying a significant gap in the marketplace for a solution oriented hosting provider that did more than sell servers, cores, gigs, and bandwidth Vlad created Edge. Edge filled the gap by understanding customers’ workloads, using only the best infrastructure components and including engineering services required to build and operate the platforms on a 24/7 basis.

Under Vlad’s direction, what started as a single server has grown to thousands of servers in three geographically diverse data centers managed by a team of 80+ engineers exclusively focused on hosting highly secure, mission-critical hosting for web and line of business applications. Edge has become one of the leaders in the cloud hosting industry, and Vlad continues to have active involvement in the company.
 
 
Dan Gettens  - OnProcess


Using IoT Data to Predict Product Failures and Slash Inventory Costs
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Dan Gettens drives OnProcess’ Analytics initiatives, which provides OnProcess clients with deep visibility and actionable insights into the customer experience. He also leads the definition, development and delivery of the OnProcess analytics platform that underlies our managed services offerings, including predictive analytics, in-depth Voice of the Customer analytics and initiatives to apply Lean Six Sigma methodologies in developing these methodologies.

Prior to OnProcess, Dan was Vice President of Global Business for Corporate Software and Director of Global Accounts for Digital and Compaq. He is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified, received a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, and Masters from Yale University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Pricing Institute.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


Optimizing the Ops in DevOps
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.
 
 
Mathias Herberts  - Cityzen Data


Uberizing Smart Cities
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
A Google alum, Mathias Herberts is Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data. He founded Cityzen Data in 2013 to build open source scalable IoT solutions. He is recognized as pioneering Big Data in France as early as 2009.
 
 
Graham Holt  - Daitan Group


WebRTC: Are We There Yet? Example WebRTC Implementations to Resolve Interoperability
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Graham Holt, Executive Vice President of Daitan Group, brings two decades of accomplished product and technical expertise in information technologies including Big Data, analytics, cloud computing, social enterprise collaboration, unified communications, IT service management (ITSM) and data center infrastructure management (DCIM). His Engineering and Computer Science degrees are from Leeds University.
 
 
Mark Jamensky  - Embotics


The Journey to IT Self-Service and Cloud Cost Visibility
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Mark Jamensky is a technology leader with 25 years of experience delivering innovative solutions to the market. He currently serves as executive vice president of Products at Embotics, where he has spent more than 10 years building industry leading virtualization, cloud, and self-service management solutions for enterprise and service provider data centers that are delivering innovative private and public cloud services.

He is passionate about fostering an environment of autonomy, mastery, and purpose, and by leveraging Agile methodologies, he has a proven track record of building successful engineering teams and companies in the software and hardware development fields. In addition to R&D leadership, his deliverables continue to broaden with responsibilities for product management, operations, and support, as well as valuable contributions to sales and marketing. Mark’s current focus is to help make IT organizations a true strategic partner to their business.
 
 
David Jenkins  - IBM


Regulatory Compliance in the Cloud
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
David Jenkins is an Executive Architect at IBM. He is a member of the Strategy & Technology team in the office of the IBM Federal CTO. He has over 27 years of experience in designing and developing enterprise grade IT solutions. His passion for technology has led to experience across a variety of industries from government to media to manufacturing. Most recently he has focused on Cloud, Mobile, IoT, and Security & Compliance technologies. David provides leadership across the company working with scores of IBM offering teams to address cloud compliance requirements.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Charles Kendrick is CTO at Isomorphic Software where he architected the SmartClient AJAX platform. This technology powers many of the world’s most sophisticated AJAX RIAs and is relied on in critical, high volume systems throughout the Fortune 500.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Amazon’s IoT Strategy: A Force to Be Reckoned with
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Chris Kocher, a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley and multiple innovation and investment cycles, brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on operating experience to help companies build both revenue and shareholder value. He works with companies on innovating with new business models and product strategies in disruptive markets.

Chris is a founder and managing director of Grey Heron, a venture acceleration consulting firm. He has worked with investors, CEOs and executive teams to help build winners and grow long-term value. Along the way, Grey Heron has worked with more than 100 companies, built breakout category leaders, helped raise over $500 million, and supported multiple advantageous exits. Clients range from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 firms including Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle and Visa.

Previously, Chris was a VP/GM at Symantec with complete P&L responsibility for a business unit where he doubled revenues. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years at HP in management roles at several divisions where he helped pioneer HP’s first laser printer, its initial personal computers and early independent software vendor (ISV) partner programs.

Much of his work has focused on helping companies with breakthrough technologies and platforms translate them into compelling value propositions to achieve rapid adoption in evolving markets including: IoT, SAAS, cloud, big data, analytics, on-line video, digital media, ecommerce and adtech.

Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in marketing and international business and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.
 
 
Kurt Kuckein  - DDN


Collaborating in the Cloud: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Kurt Kuckein is Director of Product Management at DDN and his responsibilities include product strategy for DDN’s award winning portfolio of hardware and software products. He joined DDN in May of 2015. Kurt has 15 years of storage technology product management experience with stints in hardware, software and end-to-end solution development. Prior to joining DDN, he worked at EMC in the Data Protection Division, Silicon Graphics in the Storage Solutions Group, and CGNET’s hosted technology management services.

Kurt holds an MBA from Santa Clara University with an emphasis in product and brand management and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of San Diego.
 
 
Erik Larsson  - Qosmos


Virtual Network Visibility Made Easy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Erik Larsson is Vice President of Marketing at Qosmos. He drives all aspects of marketing for Qosmos, including product marketing, demand generation, branding and communication. Prior to Qosmos, he led marketing for Netcentrex (acquired by Comverse), and managed marketing for Web hosting provider Integra (now Level 3). His previous experience includes several international marketing roles at Nortel. Erik’s views on high-tech trends are regularly featured in articles, blog posts, webcasts, video interviews, and industry events.

He holds a MSc in Engineering Physics from KTH (Sweden) and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (USA).
 
 
RJ Mahadev  - Cisco


The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from Deploying IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
RJ Mahadev leads the Global Manufacturing Services business at Cisco. He is also active in a number of industry organizations including the program committee for The Smart Industries Conference https://www.smartindustry.com/.

RJ’s activities are focused on working with leading manufacturers and vendors to standardize and monetize digital manufacturing platforms. This includes aligning industry use cases with IoT solutions and developing leading practices for architecting, designing & integrating these platforms within the factory.

RJ has spent much of his professional life starting up new business in entrepreneurial & intrepreneurial settings. Roles prior to Cisco include stints as Co-Founder and Managing Director of EuroBroadband where he led the development and operations of a WiMax-based business in Greece and Vice President for Global Product Management at Level 3 Networks where he was responsible for deploying and managing the world’s largest SoftSwitch platform.

RJ holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from the University of Denver and is a recognized speaker who has presented at numerous industry and strategy conferences.
 
 
Sudip Majumder  - Oracle


Connected Airports and Airline Baggage
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
An Oracle veteran of 17 years, Sudip Majumder heads up development and PM of cloud–native Industry Analytical Service portfolio specific to Airlines & Transportation, Communications & Media, Retail & Consumer Goods, Utility & Energy industry. These services embed data from IoT devices, structured and unstructured data coming from Cloud Services, contextualize it and produces IoT App cloud services and a set of microservices (Docker container). These services are generic enough to be adapted x-industry. Due to his long association with industry standards bodies like IATA (International Air Transport Association) TMF (telecommunications Management Forum), Sudip brings the early insight of industry trends into the service portfolio and combines the business-value driven expertise with the EDGE technology to build services which can result in new insights, transform business model and deliver significant benefit to business.
 
 
Chris Matthieu  - Octoblu


Cross Protocol M2M IoT Communications
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, a communications-as-a-service cloud platform which was acquired by Voxeo. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMatthieu
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


General Session | Mapping the IoT Journey
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Extending Intelligence to the Edge of IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Closing the Loop in IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.
 
 
William Meehan  - Esri


Giving Big Data and IoT a Place to Call Home: Spatial Technology Connects the Dots
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
William (Bill) Meehan is the director of utility solutions for Esri. He is responsible for business development and marketing Esri geospatial technology to global electric and gas utilities. During his 15 years in that position, Bill has advised and directed hundreds of projects that integrated GIS into electric operations.
 
 
Michael Meiner  - Oracle


Integration in the Cloud: Leveraging the Power of Platform as a Service
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Michael Meiner is Director of Engineering at Oracle Corporation, responsible for Quality Assurance of middleware products used in Oracle PaaS offerings. As a 26-year veteran in the software industry, he has experience in developing complex Enterprise applications. He currently oversees software used in Oracle Cloud, including SOA / Integration Cloud Service, Document / Process Cloud Service and container/Docker solutions.
 
 
John Mertic  - Linux Foundation


Apache Hadoop Is Retro: Unlocking Business Value
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
John Mertic is Director of Program Management for ODPi and Open Mainframe Project at The Linux Foundation. Previously, he was director of business development software alliances at Bitnami. He comes from a PHP and Open Source background, being a developer, evangelist, and partnership leader at SugarCRM, board member at OW2, president of OpenSocial, and frequent conference speaker around the world. As an avid writer, he has published articles on IBM Developerworks, Apple Developer Connection, and PHP Architect, and authored the book The Definitive Guide to SugarCRM: Better Business Applications and the book Building on SugarCRM.
 
 
David Miller  - Covisint


Identity Management in IoT
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
David Miller, Covisint’s Chief Security Officer, is an internationally renowned security thought leader recently named by FORTUNE magazine as an “identity visionary”. He has more than 20 years of experience in identity management and information technology. He is Chief Security Officer for Covisint, where he is responsible for internal and external system architecture security issues for e-business exchange.

In addition, Miller directs the identity management offering at Covisint, which currently secures access for automotive, healthcare, energy and government customers. He has spoken at numerous conferences in various industries and has also spoke before the U.S. Senate regarding e-prescribing of controlled substances.
 
 
Michael Montecillo  - IBM Security Services


Properly Secured Mobile and Cloud Technology
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Michael Montecillo is the IBM Security Services Director of Security Intelligence. He has more than twelve years of experience in information security, during which he has served as the Threat Research and Intelligence Principal, a Senior Threat Researcher on the X-Force, as an Information Security Officer dedicated to the Michigan State Police, a Vulnerability Management Coordinator and Forensic Investigator for the state of Michigan as well as a consultant and Principal Security Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates, an industry analysis firm.

Michael studied Telecommunications at Michigan State University, did his Masters work in Information Assurance at Walsh College (an NSA designated University), and has done Executive education studies in policy and security at the Harvard Kennedy School. Testament to Michael’s expertise, he has been featured on FOX Business and the Today Show, has won two State Police awards for Professional Excellence, has published more than 30 research articles, and was a contributing author to the 2013 Health Law and Compliance Update.

As the Director of Security Intelligence within IBM Security Services, Michael works directly with clients in multiple sectors on developing tactical responses to highly technical issues, especially relating to breaches, as well as developing frameworks to ensure client security strategies meet emerging challenges.
 
 
Luis Montes  - Iced Development


Leveraging WebRTC for the Internet of Things
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Luis Montes is the founder and CEO of Iced Development. He brings 18 years of medical, manufacturing, and financial enterprise software experience. Iced Development is a Phoenix based web and IoT company focused on providing services around the latest innovations. It was founded on a desire to advance the open web, and driven by continual excitement for ever-evolving technologies. In addition to client engagements, Iced Development produces several open source projects including the browser-based IoT platform: PageNodes.com
 
 
Michael Moran  - BMC Software


It’s Complicated – Choosing the Right AWS Services
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Michael Moran is a Senior Architect, TrueSight R&D, at BMC Software. An entrepreneur, a leader, and an engineer, four of the last five companies he has been a part of have been successfully acquired. He has more than 15 years of experience building teams and scaling software, balancing both passion and pragmatism.

He is currently responsible for the definition and management of the architecture that supports BMC TrueSight Pulse, a multi-tenant SaaS based monitoring system running on Amazon AWS that has been in use for over 4 years and has hundreds of customers.

Michael also represents BMC at developer focused meet ups and conferences where he shares his and the team’s experiences with micro-services, use of AWS and continuous delivery based development practices.
 
 
Ikuo Nakagawa  - Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium


Business Cases and the Digital Innovation Trend
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Ikuo Nakagawa is a co-founder and a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium. He is also principal & the Executive Chief Engineer at Intec, Inc. He has launched and been contributing to many open projects for IoT business.
 
 
Macario Namie  - Cisco Jasper


From Car to Hub: Driving IoT Innovation with the Connected Vehicle
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Macario Namie is Head of IoT Strategy at Cisco Jasper. He joined Jasper in 2007 and currently leads IoT strategy efforts, including ecosystem development, for Cisco Jasper. Prior to this role, he spent 8 years leading marketing, responsible for product marketing, corporate marketing, field marketing, and demand generation. He brings nearly 20 years in marketing Software-as-a-Service enterprise applications.

Prior to Jasper, he led Worldwide Product Marketing at WebEx, the leader in on-demand collaborative solutions, where he was responsible for solution definition and execution of go-to-market plans for the entire WebEx product portfolio. Macario also held senior roles at ePeople and Lycos and holds a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
 
 
Shyam Varan Nath  - GE


Connected Airports and Airline Baggage
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Shyam is Principal Architect with GE, with focus on Industrial Internet and Big Data Analytics for machine and sensor. Shyam has 23 years of industry experience with companies like IBM, Oracle, Deloitte and Halliburton. He has MBA and MS in Computer Science from FAU, Boca Raton FL.
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - Redis Labs


Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations, Redis Labs Dave works for Redis Labs organizing hackathons, workshops and other events to help developers learn when and how to use Redis. Prior to Redis Labs, Dave was the co-founder and lead organizer of CloudCamp, a community of Cloud Computing enthusiasts in over 100 cities around the world. Dave graduated from Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo and has worked in developer relations for 12 years at companies like PayPal, Strikeiron and Platform D. Dave gained modest notoriety when he proposed to his girlfriend in the book PayPal Hacks"
 
 
John Paul  - VenueNext


Data Analytics Is Changing the Game in Sports
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior to VenueNext, he spent over 35 years as a founder, CEO or executive leader of product and engineering teams at startups and major technology companies. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President at Dish Digital where he created an Internet-based next-generation video distribution service, a continuation of his award-winning work at Sling Media, with the Slingbox product line, which was acquired by Dish in 2007. In 2002, Paul founded and created one of the first photo sharing services named Our Pictures Inc., which was acquired by Simple Star Inc. in 2005.

Prior to that, Paul was Senior VP and General Manager of the Server Division of Netscape, which was sold to Sun Microsystems for $1bn. After AOL’s acquisition of Netscape, he remained at the company as Executive Vice President. He was recently named one of the 60 Most Powerful People in Sports by Worth Magazine for his innovative contributions to the industry.
 
 
Elad Rave  - Teridion


Making Our Internet Great Again
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Elad Rave, CEO and co-founder of Teridion, is a visionary, architect, and R&D manager with extensive experience in the technology sector. He is recognized as an architectural expert and for multiplatform integration design and implementation.
 
 
Alois Reitbauer  - Dynatrace


Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Alois Reitbauer is Chief Technical Strategist at Dynatrace. He has spent most of his career building monitoring tools and fine-tuning application performance. A regular conference speaker, blogger, author, and sushi maniac, Alois currently shares his professional time between Linz, Boston, and San Francisco.
 
 
Yoseph Reuveni  - Jet.com


Embedded Microsoft
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency (under 10ms). He is working at jet.com as a Director of Software Engineering leading key initiatives around service containerization, scaling and geo-redundancy. His extensive knowledge integrating docker, mesos, kafka, and many more pieces of the big data stack resulted in numerous performance boosts and operational cutoffs. Yoseph holds an MSc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Math.
 
 
Sebastian Scheele  - Loodse


Docker Meets Kubernetes
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Sebastian Scheele worked as a consultant and product manager for SAP for over 7 years. Now he is one of the founders of Loodse, a company that is working on a product based on Kubernetes. He is a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Trainer and has many years of experience with system architecture and open source solutions.
 
 
William Schmarzo  - EMC


Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/ You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo
 
 
William Schmarzo  - EMC


Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/ You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Dhiraj Sehgal works in product and solution marketing organization of Tintri. His focus has been private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focussed and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage.
 
 
Tony Shan  - CTS


IoTification
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and visionary practitioner with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed the systematic development lifecycle of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in complex environments. He delivers forward-thinking consulting and insightful advisory to executives at Fortune 100 companies on strategization and operationalization of Big Data, IoT, cloud, SMAC, EA, etc. He drives pragmatic innovation and incubation in the frontiers like Big Data Engineering and IoTization. He is a regular speaker and organizer in preeminent conferences, a book author, an editor/editorial advisory board of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums.
 
 
Tony Shan  - CTS


Bridging Big Data and IoT
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and visionary practitioner with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed the systematic development lifecycle of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in complex environments. He delivers forward-thinking consulting and insightful advisory to executives at Fortune 100 companies on strategization and operationalization of Big Data, IoT, cloud, SMAC, EA, etc. He drives pragmatic innovation and incubation in the frontiers like Big Data Engineering and IoTization. He is a regular speaker and organizer in preeminent conferences, a book author, an editor/editorial advisory board of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums.
 
 
Amir Sharif  - Aporeto


DevOps and Microservices – An In-Depth Look at Security Challenges
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Amir Sharif is Co-Founder of Aporeto. He has 20 years of experience in virtualization, networking technologies and low-latency I/O. His experience includes running business development, product management and software development teams; his previous position was at Nuage Networks. He also worked at Violin Memory, Parallels, VMware, Cisco and Sun.
 
 
Shinichi “Shin” Shibata  - Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium


Business Cases and the Digital Innovation Trend
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Shin Shibata is a board member of Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium and also a project leader of the "Smart Home” and “MQTT” project in the Consortium. He is a Solution Architect at Landis+Gyr where he focuses on Head End Systems for Smart Energy.
 
 
Animesh Singh  - IBM


How to Build a Distributed Serverless Polyglot Microservices IoT Platform Using Docker and OpenWhisk
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Animesh Singh is an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. He has been with IBM for more than 10 years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker and Serverless Architecture, and is the lead for IBM Bluemix. He has been leading cutting-edge projects for IBM enterprise customers in Telco, Banking, and Healthcare Industries, around cloud and virtualization technologies.
 
 
Jeff Smith  - eviot.io


Managing Large Scale Industrial IoT Deployment Complexity Successfully
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Jeff N. Smith is the founder and managing partner of eviot.io, a global consultancy focused on large complex IoT deployments and vertical IoT go to market strategies. Previously Jeff was a co-founder of Incenergy, a firm founded in 2010 to build IoT/M2M energy saving and monitoring solutions delivered through the cloud for industrial and commercial environments. During this time Jeff has program managed and deployed projects for U.S. government and Fortune 100 clients globally.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


Next Generation Development Platforms for Next Generation Developers
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Craig Sproule is the CEO of Metavine where he is responsible for the company’s vision, product development and customer success. A successful entrepreneur since 1999, he founded Metavine as a systems integration company. After much success building enterprise applications and systems using its own proprietary platform and toolset that enabled rapid development without the need for coding, he evolved the company in 2013 to begin offering customers direct access to its flagship platform, Metavine Genesis.
 
 
Kausik Sridharabalan  - Pulzze Systems


How to Reduce IoT Solution Infrastructure Development Costs
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Kausik Sridharabalan is a founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc. He is jointly responsible for R&D efforts related to abstracting out the entire interaction logic into a configurable product. He has more than 8 years of experience involving various forms of distributed and scalable software infrastructure, product and solutions.

Prior to starting Pulzze Systems, Kausik worked in computer networking technology companies (Cisco/Brocade), responsible for designing and developing highly distributed multistage network packet forwarding infrastructures and software-defined networks to enable flexible and scalable routing solutions in ISP network and Software Defined Data Centers.
 
 
Raghavan Srinivas  - IBM


Architecting for the Cloud with Serverless Computing, Cloud Foundry and Docker on Bluemix
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as an Architect/Developer Evangelist at IBM with a mission of helping developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, written for developer portals, and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate and online classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 25 years of hands-on software development and over 15 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of emerging technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike (has hiked the Everest Base Camp when he was a few pounds lighter), run and generally be outdoors but most of all loves to eat.
 
 
Leon Stigter  - TIBCO Software


The Road to a Cloud Adoption and Digital Transformation
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Leon Stigter is a product manager at TIBCO Software, working closely with TIBCO’s customers, engineering and marketing teams to grow and evolve the TIBCO Fast Data platform. Prior to joining TIBCO he was active in the developer community, having served many years as an SOA advocate and consultant. Previously he has held roles at Essent, CGI, and Eneco. He is a certified professional for TIBCO ActiveMatrix BusinessWorks 6, a Prince2 practitioner, and a Sun Certified Java Professional for the Java 2 platform. He earned a Bachelor of Information Technology in Computer Science from Hogeschool Rotterdam in the Netherlands.
 
 
Muddu Sudhakar  - 


Building Next Generation Digital Platforms
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Muddu Sudhakar is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur in Silicon Valley. He was VP & GM of Security & IoT at Splunk (www.splunk.com). Before that he was CEO of Caspida (www.caspida.com) and Caspida is leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection. . He was VP & GM at VMware (www.vmware.com) and Pivotal (www.pivotal.io ) from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics and Cloud Services. At VMware & Pivotal he was responsible for a wide range of projects - Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Mobile Security. He was co-founder and CEO of Cetas (www.cetas.net) which was acquired by VMware in 2012.
 
 
Mark Thiele  - Apcera


The Jevons Paradox: How Democratization of IT Increases Demand for Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Thiele’s successful career in IT spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. He has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives as Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera.

Prior to joining Apcera, Mark was the executive vice president of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the president and founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Mark has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.
 
 
Deena Thomchick  - Symantec


Using Data Science to Solve Cloud Security Challenges
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Deena Thomchick, Senior Director of Cloud Security at Symantec, has spent more than 25 years in technology and security. In addition to her current focus on CASB, her background includes encryption, advanced threat protection, network security and endpoint security. She’s an avid evangelist and regularly speaks at industry events including appearances at Gartner Symposium, IT Summit, SecureWorld and others.
 
 
David Tishgart  - Cloudera


Hadoop in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
David Tishgart is a Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, focused on the company's cloud products, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to joining Cloudera, he ran business development and marketing at Gazzang, an enterprise security software company that was eventually acquired by Cloudera. He brings nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software, hardware, and services marketing to Cloudera. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
 
Peter Vanderminden  - Flatiron Strategies


IoT - The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Peter Vanderminden is a widely recognized thought leader on IoT and digital supply chain. Retired from Microsoft, where he was the Industry Manager, Manufacturing, he now serves as the Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies where he advises investment bankers on the IoT industry.
 
 
Vandana Viswanathan  - Cognizant


How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Vandana Viswanathan is a solutions-driven information technology leader with over 15 years of experience providing consultative management in regulatory compliance, program & quality management, SDLC/QA transformation, testing account management and client relationship management services for clients across the globe. She acts as a trusted advisor for top 10 global industry Life Sciences clients. She has a high performance track record in implementing GAMP5, GDP, CMMI Level 5, HIPAA, SOX, ISO, BS7799, ITIL, 21 CFR Part 11 for Fortune 500 companies. She has pioneered best in class quality assurance, regulatory compliance/validation and testing frameworks for cloud based and COTS systems. She supports external audits/inspections resulting in minor/zero findings. Vandana has been successful in leading and implementing PMO, Change Management, Release Management initiatives and SDLC & QA process transformation for several large corporate clients.
 
 
Anders Wallgren  - Electric Cloud


Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery
Track: IoT Developer | Big Data Analytics
Anders Wallgren is Chief Technical Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 20 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Previously, Anders held executive and management positions at Aceva, Archistra, Impresse, Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY). Anders holds a B.SC from MIT.
 
 
Dennis Ward  - DWE


IoT Cloud Service Centric Embedded Security on the Rise
Track: Consumer IoT | IIoT
Mr. Dennis Ward has twenty-six years of experience in the datacom and telecom industries. His research examines key aspects defining successful strategies in M2M/IoT. His target includes Industrial IoT and Smart-Connected City use cases for service providers and large enterprises that transcend the traditional vertical segments today. His experience allows for an insightful yet practical approach to advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise clients on business development and marketing and strategies within industry solution space.

Prior to joining DWE, Mr. Ward has held various technical marketing, business, engineering, testing and management consulting positions in the USA and abroad for leading companies such as Metaswitch Networks, Cisco Systems, Adaptive, NET, Sun Microsystems, Mitsubishi, CableLabs, Microsoft, Siemens, AT&T, and EarthLink. As an entrepreneur, he co-founded iThinkTest, Inc., a test engineering and consulting firm. He also co-founded DWE, an IoT analysis/solutions firm. As an educator and BSEE graduate from M.I.T, Mr. Ward has taught courses on a university level, authored numerous blogs, reports and topical articles covering various aspects of the M2M/IoT market and has been quoted in news and trade journals. He is a frequent speaker, panelist, and moderator at industry tradeshows.
 
 
Alan Williamson  - ParkerGale Capital


Building a Complete IoT Solution That Will Last 10 Years
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Alan Williamson is a principal at ParkerGale Capital, a private equity firm based in Chicago. Prior to joining ParkerGale, he served as CTO at Royall & Company where he was responsible for the architecture, development and maintenance of all systems to support the needs and requirements of clients. With a deep background in high-volume server processing, he was the first U.K. Java Champion, a program by Oracle/Sun to recognize the Top 100 people who have contributed the most to Java. Alan graduated from the University of Paisley in Scotland with a Hons BSc. degree in Computer Science with Digital Control.
 
 
Chris Witeck  - Citrix


How Disruptive IoT Will Be for the Enterprise
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Chris Witeck is a Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, where he works as a member of the Citrix Labs team to research and cultivate new technologies that will extend the value of Citrix solutions. Before joining Citrix, Chris served as Senior Director of Product Marketing at iPass where he owned the road map and product launches for the iPass Open Mobile enterprise mobility solution. Prior to iPass, Chris was the Director of Remote Access Product Management at SonicWALL and Director of Product Marketing at Aventail.
 
 
Michael Wood  - VeloCloud Networks


How SD WAN Will Help Enterprise IoT Networking
Track: Enterprise IoT & IoT Hot Topics
Michael Wood is vice president of marketing for VeloCloud Networks, responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement and communications. He has more than 20 years of leadership and management experience in the networking industry.

Prior to VeloCloud, he served as vice president of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit. He also was an executive in residence, and is currently an adviser, for Plug and Play Tech Center, a startup incubator and accelerator.

Early in his career, Wood was with StrataCom as a senior member of the technical staff. After Cisco acquired StrataCom in 1996, he spent 15 years with Cisco in various positions, culminating in the director of product management and marketing role for the multibillion dollar branch office integrated services router business for enterprises and service providers. He has a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from San Jose State University.
 
 
Yi Zheng  - CDS Global Cloud


Understanding the Inscrutable Chinese Internet
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Yi Zheng is the CPO and VP of Engineering at CDS Global Cloud with over 11 years of experience in telecommunications and cloud technology. He joined CDS in January 2011 and was responsible for architecting and deploying the CDS Global Cloud platform, which encompasses CDS’ Global Private Network and Global Interconnected Cloud. Currently, this platform hosts over 60% of China’s global mobile gaming industry and 50% of China’s e-commerce business. At present Yi is over Research and Development as well as network expansion with a focus on advancing virtualization and Cloud computing architecture.
 

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The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, discussed using predictive analytics to mon...
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Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design fr...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
24Notion is full-service global creative digital marketing, technology and lifestyle agency that combines strategic ideas with customized tactical execution. With a broad understand of the art of traditional marketing, new media, communications and social influence, 24Notion uniquely understands how to connect your brand strategy with the right consumer. 24Notion ranked #12 on Corporate Social Responsibility - Book of List.
Information technology is an industry that has always experienced change, and the dramatic change sweeping across the industry today could not be truthfully described as the first time we've seen such widespread change impacting customer investments. However, the rate of the change, and the potential outcomes from today's digital transformation has the distinct potential to separate the industry into two camps: Organizations that see the change coming, embrace it, and successful leverage it; and...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Sheng Liang to Keynote at SYS-CON's 19th Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1-3, 2016 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California.
Video experiences should be unique and exciting! But that doesn’t mean you need to patch all the pieces yourself. Users demand rich and engaging experiences and new ways to connect with you. But creating robust video applications at scale can be complicated, time-consuming and expensive. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Zohar Babin, Vice President of Platform, Ecosystem and Community at Kaltura, will discuss how VPaaS enables you to move fast, creating scalable video experiences that reach your ...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life sett...
One of biggest questions about Big Data is “How do we harness all that information for business use quickly and effectively?” Geographic Information Systems (GIS) or spatial technology is about more than making maps, but adding critical context and meaning to data of all types, coming from all different channels – even sensors. In his session at @ThingsExpo, William (Bill) Meehan, director of utility solutions for Esri, will take a closer look at the current state of spatial technology and ar...
The vision of a connected smart home is becoming reality with the application of integrated wireless technologies in devices and appliances. The use of standardized and TCP/IP networked wireless technologies in line-powered and battery operated sensors and controls has led to the adoption of radios in the 2.4GHz band, including Wi-Fi, BT/BLE and 802.15.4 applied ZigBee and Thread. This is driving the need for robust wireless coexistence for multiple radios to ensure throughput performance and th...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Bsquare has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For more than two decades, Bsquare has helped its customers extract business value from a broad array of physical assets by making them intelligent, connecting them, and using the data they generate to optimize business processes.
In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lea...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - comp...
What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make – these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It’s important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure...
Adobe is changing the world though digital experiences. Adobe helps customers develop and deliver high-impact experiences that differentiate brands, build loyalty, and drive revenue across every screen, including smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs. Adobe content solutions are used daily by millions of companies worldwide-from publishers and broadcasters, to enterprises, marketing agencies and household-name brands. Building on its established design leadership, Adobe enables customers not o...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. Y...
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
“We're a global managed hosting provider. Our core customer set is a U.S.-based customer that is looking to go global,” explained Adam Rogers, Managing Director at ANEXIA, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Ask someone to architect an Internet of Things (IoT) solution and you are guaranteed to see a reference to the cloud. This would lead you to believe that IoT requires the cloud to exist. However, there are many IoT use cases where the cloud is not feasible or desirable. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Dave McCarthy, Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, will discuss the strategies that exist to extend intelligence directly to IoT devices and sensors, freeing them from the constraints of ...

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Digital innovation is the next big wave of business transformation based on digital technologies of which IoT and Big Data are key components, For example: Business boundary innovation is a challenge to excavate third-party business value using IoT and BigData, like Nest Business structure innovation may propose re-building business structure from scratch, as Uber does in the taxicab industry The social model innovation is also a big challenge to the new social architecture with the design from the ground up of a data-driven ecosystem, as Google promotes its self-driving car project
DELL EMC’s Isilon division has been working with Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM) to create a data lake that provides a seamless process to add and maintain massive amounts of video data to serve their baseball fanatics (like me). Here is a cool 2-minute video that shows how they did it. The company operates the official web site for the league and the thirty Major League Baseball club web sites via MLB.com, which draws four million hits per day. It also provides the backend-streaming infrastructure for WWE Network, HBO NOW, NHL etc.
"You have a memory like an elephant," is truly a compliment. Researchers document all kinds of remarkable examples of the recall power of elephants, and this is credited with their ability to survive harsh environments as noted in this Scientific American article http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/elephants-never-forget/. Our human memory also helps us learn from past experiences and mistakes, avoid recognizable hazards and keep track of our very busy lives. Our memories for the most part have served us well, but the same might not always be said about digital memory in an always conne...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, provided an overview of the evolution of the Internet and the Database and the future of their combination – the Blockchain. Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM Company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York, New York. SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. SoftLayer’s customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.
Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more underlying hosts. It's not uncommon for Docker servers to run thousands of short-te...
Canadian nonprofit SOCAN faced digital disruption and fought back by adopting storage innovation that allows for faster responses to end-user needs and opens the door to new business opportunities. The next BriefingsDirect Voice of the Customer digital business transformation case study examines how Canadian nonprofit SOCAN faced digital disruption and fought back with a successful storage modernizing journey. We'll learn how adopting storage innovation allows for faster responses to end-user needs and opens the door to new business opportunities.
Digital Transformation is the process of transforming a business from one state to another - from a state where businesses operate in Human time, to a state that operates in Digital time and finally to Future time. Businesses today must digitally transform in order to compete in all three of these time continuums simultaneously. Let's first identify these different time continuums.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will conti...
SYS-CON Events announced today the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp, being held November 1-2, 2016, in conjunction with 19th Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Combined with real-world scenarios and use cases, the Enterprise IoT Bootcamp is not just based on presentations but with hands-on demos and detailed walkthroughs. We will introduce you to a variety of real world use cases prototyped using Arduino, Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, Spark, and Intel Edison. You will get a thorough overview of enterprise cloud technologies such as AWS IoT, Azure IoT Suite, a...
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Just over a week ago I received a long and loud sustained applause for a presentation I delivered at this year’s Cloud Expo in Santa Clara. I was extremely pleased with the turnout and had some very good conversations with many of the attendees. Over the next few days I had many more meaningful conversations and was not only happy with the results but also learned a few new things. Here is everything I learned in those three days distilled into three short points.
Technology vendors and analysts are eager to paint a rosy picture of how wonderful IoT is and why your deployment will be great with the use of their products and services. While it is easy to showcase successful IoT solutions, identifying IoT systems that missed the mark or failed can often provide more in the way of key lessons learned. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Peter Vanderminden, Principal Industry Analyst for IoT & Digital Supply Chain to Flatiron Strategies, will focus on how IoT deployments can go bad, and in some cases downright ugly, when firms focus on the wrong things and fai...
Complete Internet of Things (IoT) embedded device security is not just about the device but involves the entire product’s identity, data and control integrity, and services traversing the cloud. A device can no longer be looked at as an island; it is a part of a system. In fact, given the cross-domain interactions enabled by IoT it could be a part of many systems. Also, depending on where the device is deployed, for example, in the office building versus a factory floor or oil field, security has to be weaved into processes without affecting operational reliability, uptime, efficiency and safe...
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, Inc., put cognitive computing into perspective with its value to the business. The sessi...