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AJ Abdallat  - Beyond AI


How AI Is Changing IoT
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process control, homeland security, energy and finance.
 
 
Anand Akela  - AppDynamics


How to Deliver a 5-Star Experience for IoT-Enabled Services
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Anand Akela is Director of Product Marketing for Application Performance Management (APM) at AppDynamics. Prior to his current role at AppDynamics, Anand was head of product marketing for APM at CA Technologies. Earlier he worked at Oracle and HP in various product marketing, product management, and engineering roles in the systems management, servers, data center energy efficiency, and enterprise software areas.

Anand has more than 20 years of experience in product marketing, product management, strategic planning and software development. Anand received his MBA from The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and a B.S. in Computer Science from Pune University in India.

You can follow Anand on twitter at https://twitter.com/aakela
 
 
Brad Alcorn  - Rachio


IoT: Creating the Next Generation of Communities
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Brad Alcorn brings 10 years of product development experience to the team, both as a designer and manager. As the Director of Product Development at Rachio, he uses his product experience as well as excitement about entrepreneurship to achieve a high level of planning and execution. He strives for excellence at every level of design. His interest in backpacking and love of the outdoors root a desire to progress our society to sustainability
 
 
Scott Allen  - FreeWave Technologies


Sensor-2-Server: Intelligent Communication at the Access Layer
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Scott is an executive leader with more than 25 years of experience in product lifecycle management, product marketing, business development, and technology deployment. He offers a unique blend of start-up aggressiveness and established company executive leadership, with expertise in product delivery, demand generation, and global market expansion. As CMO of FreeWave, Scott is responsible for product life cycle/management, GTM execution, demand generation, and brand creation/expansion strategies.

Prior to joining FreeWave, Scott held executive management positions at Fluke Networks (a Danaher Company), Network Associates (McAfee), and several start-ups including Mazu Networks and NEXVU Business Solutions. Scott earned his BA in Computer Information Systems from Weber University.
 
 
Steve Anderson  - BMC Software


Don’t Forget the Ops: Build Operations into Your Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Steve Anderson is a Product Manager for BMC’s Cloud Lifecycle Management solution. This role involves working directly with customers to capture their requirements for a cloud management platform. Previously, he managed the portion of the Technical Marketing team focused on Cloud Computing and Data Center Automation, which provides enablement and demonstration materials to be used by the technical sales staff.

Steve's background is software engineering. He came to BMC via the acquisition of OpenNetwork Technologies, where he had been a lead developer and, later, an architect. Following the acquisition, he continued to work as an architect at BMC before moving into the Automation team.
 
 
Sean Armstrong  - AppNeta


General Session | Slow Is the New Down: Keep Your Business in Business, by Ensuring Successful User Experiences
As Vice President of Products, Sean Armstrong is responsible for defining the product vision and ensuring that vision is executed through all stages of the product lifecycle. Prior to joining AppNeta, Sean was in senior product management positions at Apparent Networks, EMC, RSA, and Network Intelligence. Sean earned his BS in management science and computer information systems from Virginia Tech.
 
 
Lee Atchison  - New Relic


Fly Two Mistakes High – Keeping High Availability in the Cloud
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Lee Atchison has 28 years of experience and committed his career to architecting and building high scale, cloud-based, service oriented, SaaS applications.

Lee is the Principal Cloud Architect and Advocate at New Relic. During the last four years at New Relic, he designed and led the building of the New Relic platform and infrastructure products, and helped New Relic architect a solid service-based architecture that scales as they have grown from a simple SaaS startup to a high traffic public enterprise.

Lee learned cloud-based, scalable systems during his seven years as a Senior Manager and Principal Program Manager at Amazon.com. There he led the creation of the company’s first software download store (app store), created AWS Elastic Beanstalk offering (Platform as a Service), and lead the team that managed the migration of Amazon’s retail platform from a monolith to a SOA-based architecture.
 
 
Michael Beamer  - goTransverse


From IoT Service to IoT Profit
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Kirill Bensonoff  - Unigma


Emerging IoT Markets - MSPs, Take Notice
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Kirill is the CEO of Unigma, where he is helping IT service providers become cloud service providers. Prior, Kirill co-founded ComputerSupport.com, a national IT services provider.
 
 
David Bermingham  - SIOS Technology


Highly Available SQL Deployments in the Cloud - What You Need to Know
Track: Mobility & Security
David Bermingham is recognized as a high availability expert and has been honored by his peers by being elected to be a Microsoft Cloud and Datacenter MVP since 2010. David’s work as director, Technical Evangelist at SIOS Technology Corp., has him focused on evangelizing Microsoft high availability and disaster recovery solutions.
 
 
Mark Bernardo  - GE Digital


Fitbits and the Industrial Internet: How Both Improve Overall Wellness
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Mark Bernardo is Professional Services, Americas Leader, at GE Digital. He has more than 25 years of experience in solution design, service and implementation, product development, and marketing for industrial automation, manufacturing and HMI/SCADA software. He currently leads the Professional Services business in the Americas for GE Digital, implementing manufacturing and asset performance management solutions in companies large and small, helping them to achieve optimized operations.
 
 
Logan Best  - Webair


Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies
Track: Mobility & Security
Logan Best is an Infrastructure & Network Engineer at Webair. He joined Webair in 2012 and has been responsible for high-level build-outs of large server clusters, global infrastructure maintenance, network security, and DDoS mitigation. As an ethical hacker and developer of 17 years, Logan has a wide knowledge of attack vectors and development experience that provides logical and analytical thinking to extreme problem solving.
 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


DevOps, Digital, and Cloud: Two's Company, Three's a Crowd?
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

 
 
Jason Bloomberg  - Intellyx


How the Cloud Fixes Bimodal IT
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Jason Bloomberg is the leading industry analyst and globally recognized expert on agile digital transformation. He writes and speaks on how today’s disruptive enterprise technology trends support the digital professional’s business transformation goals.

He writes for Forbes, his biweekly newsletter the Cortex, and several contributed blogs. He also helps technology vendors and service providers communicate their digital transformation stories. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013).

Mr. Bloomberg has published over 750 articles, spoken at over 350 conferences, webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,500 times.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).

 
 
Jeff Brent  - IBM


Reserved for SoftLayer
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Jeff Brent is a Program Director in IBM Bluemix Offering Management. He is responsible for establishing the "cloud every where" vision for IBM Bluemix. He has held many roles during his career including Senior Consultant, BPM SWAT Lead and Technical Offering Management. He enjoys coaching baseball, playing basketball and spending time with his wife and two children in South Florida.
 
 
Flint Brenton  - CollabNet


DevOps in an Open and Heterogeneous World
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Sagi Brody  - Webair Internet Development Inc.


Multi-Layer DDoS Mitigation Strategies
Track: Mobility & Security
Sagi joined Webair in 1998 and is responsible for all technical infrastructure, design, and operations. With his help, the company has seen an increase in web sites and servers hosted by over 1000%. Sagi has been involved in all aspects of the hosting and data center industry including: site surveys and selection, data center build out and upgrades, fiber network design and build, authoring of all client interfaces, designed software for data center and server automation, cloud computing, green data center technologies, resource management, staffing, and budget planning. Sagi has built the companies Content Delivery Network (CDN) that now provides high speed downloads from anywhere in the world – among many other achievements.
 
 
Lisa Calkins  - Amadeus Consulting


Have You Upgraded Your Body to Version 2.0?
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Lisa Calkins is the CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting. She brings with her over 20 years of experience in software consulting. Before Amadeus, she held a senior management position at Accenture. She has a BS in Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
 
 
Warner Chaves  - Pythian


A Tour of Data Platforms as a Service
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Warner Chaves is a Principal Consultant at Pythian where he helps enterprise customers manage, design and optimize their database solutions. With over 10 years of experience as a DBA and consultant, he was previously part of Hewlett-Packard’s ITO organization and is also currently a Microsoft Data Platform MVP.
 
 
Himanshu Chhetri  - Addteq


Lunch Power Panel | DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real World
Himanshu Chhetri is the CTO at Addteq and has a background in DevOps & Atlassian Tool implementations. His recent interests include ChatOps, Containers and Serverless Computing. He has spoken at numerous Atlassian User Groups, webinars, training sessions and was featured during guest vlogs such as #c9d9. When Himanshu is not working he likes listening to podcasts, trying different microbrews, exploring NYC in his version of 'Yelp Roulette' and his newfangled interest in the quantified self.
 
 
Dan Choquette  - RackN


Lunch Power Panel | DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real World
For over 20 years, Dan Choquette has played a prominent role in several companies that focused on bringing revolutionary change to the market and value to their customers. Most recently, he spent close to the last decade building and leading various services, product marketing, ecosystem development, program management and solutions strategy functions at Rackspace, Dell and Ecora Software. Prior to the aforementioned roles, Dan has held various product, sales, field engineering, support and services roles at Boston-based startups SilverBack Technologies, Brix Networks and Concord Communications.
 
 
Dan Choquette  - RackN


Best Practices in Operating Hybrid Infrastructure That Spans Clouds and the Data Center
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
For over 20 years, Dan Choquette has played a prominent role in several companies that focused on bringing revolutionary change to the market and value to their customers. Most recently, he spent close to the last decade building and leading various services, product marketing, ecosystem development, program management and solutions strategy functions at Rackspace, Dell and Ecora Software. Prior to the aforementioned roles, Dan has held various product, sales, field engineering, support and services roles at Boston-based startups SilverBack Technologies, Brix Networks and Concord Communications.
 
 
Thierry Ciot  - Progress


What Is a No Code/Low Code Platform and Why It Matters
Track: Mobility & Security
Thierry Ciot is a Software Architect and Product Owner at Progress. With his long engineering experience, he is using his expertise to create an application platform that provides a “Yes!” user experience. He is now focusing on responsive and adaptive modern web applications for public and private clouds. He holds two patents in the memory management space.
 
 
Scott Cleland  - HGST


General Session | Cats Herding: Why It’s Time for a Millennial Approach to Storage
With over 30 years of engineering and marketing experience in systems, flash, disk, and tape storage, Cleland enjoys a rich history in storage and solutions.Cleland currently leads marketing efforts as Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. Previously, he was a key contributor when 3ware achieved its Number One Serial Storage Channel Vendor status for two consecutive years.Before joining 3ware, he was Director of Product Marketing and Technical Marketing for IBM’s Mylex storage division, and he previously held marketing and engineering positions at Archive, Exabyte, BusLogic and Conner Peripherals.Cleland holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and attended San Jose State University.Outside of work, Scott is always looking for a band to showcase his tasty guitar licks.
 
 
Scott Cleland  - HGST


Keep Your Data Active
Track: Big Data | Analytics
With over 30 years of engineering and marketing experience in systems, flash, disk, and tape storage, Cleland enjoys a rich history in storage and solutions.Cleland currently leads marketing efforts as Senior Director of Product Marketing for the HGST Cloud Infrastructure Business Unit. Previously, he was a key contributor when 3ware achieved its Number One Serial Storage Channel Vendor status for two consecutive years.Before joining 3ware, he was Director of Product Marketing and Technical Marketing for IBM’s Mylex storage division, and he previously held marketing and engineering positions at Archive, Exabyte, BusLogic and Conner Peripherals.Cleland holds a degree in Electrical Engineering and attended San Jose State University.Outside of work, Scott is always looking for a band to showcase his tasty guitar licks.
 
 
Andrew Cole  - Peak 10


Disaster Recovery Planning Simplified
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Andrew Cole is the Director of Solutions Engineering at Peak 10, a national IT infrastructure and cloud services provider. He oversees the Peak 10 Sales Engineering team across the United States, ensuring that they are trained on the latest, best-of-breed technologies and receive the tools necessary to create tailored solutions for Peak 10’s customers.

Andrew brings more than 25 years’ experience in the IT industry to his role at Peak 10. In that time, he has experienced many changes in the industry and has been called upon to wear many hats including Network and Systems Administrator, Business Development Engineer, Director of Technology and Solutions Engineer. His resume includes the design and implementation of Microsoft Windows, Novell, RHEL, Ubuntu, Citrix and VMware.

Andrew holds an Associate’s Degree in Architectural Engineering as well as certifications from Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix.
 
 
Stephen Coty  - Alert Logic


Hybrid Security Monitoring
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formerly ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace he worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a focus on security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.
 
 
Stephen Coty  - Alert Logic


Proactive vs. Reactive – A Better Approach to Cloud Security
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Coty is the Chief Security Evangelist at Alert Logic in Houston TX. He formerly ran the Threat Research team building threat content and delivering threat intelligence to our partners and customers. Before coming to Alert Logic he was the manager of Cyber Security for Rackspace Hosting. Prior to Rackspace he worked at several companies including Wells Fargo Bank, Applied Materials, Stanford Medical Center and The Netigy Corporation. He has been in the Information Technology field since 1993 with a focus on security as of 1999 where he started as a penetration tester and auditor. Research has been his primary focus since 2007.
 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
Randy De Meno joined Commvault in 1994 and initiated Commvault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular Application Integration and E-Discovery capabilities. Randy led Commvault’s direction towards what is today’s Commvault’s Windows Centric Simpana solution and spearheaded the partnership with Microsoft in 1999. Randy continues to manage the overall strategic relationship with Microsoft. Randy leads Commvault's application efforts for their Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, SQL, Azure as well as other Windows based solutions. On a personal note, Randy is married with three children and leads the Commvault Ice Hockey team which has enabled Commvault and partners to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various children’s charities over the years.

 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


General Session | Cloud Centric Data Management with Commvault
Randy De Meno joined Commvault in 1994 and initiated Commvault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular Application Integration and E-Discovery capabilities. Randy led Commvault’s direction towards what is today’s Commvault’s Windows Centric Simpana solution and spearheaded the partnership with Microsoft in 1999. Randy continues to manage the overall strategic relationship with Microsoft. Randy leads Commvault's application efforts for their Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, SQL, Azure as well as other Windows based solutions. On a personal note, Randy is married with three children and leads the Commvault Ice Hockey team which has enabled Commvault and partners to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various children’s charities over the years.

 
 
Randy De Meno  - Commvault


Cloud Data Management and Beyond with Commvault
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Randy De Meno joined Commvault in 1994 and initiated Commvault's direction into the heterogeneous Data Management segment of the industry. Randy holds dozens patents on a number of CommVault's technologies including the Granular Application Integration and E-Discovery capabilities. Randy led Commvault’s direction towards what is today’s Commvault’s Windows Centric Simpana solution and spearheaded the partnership with Microsoft in 1999. Randy continues to manage the overall strategic relationship with Microsoft. Randy leads Commvault's application efforts for their Exchange, Active Directory, SQL, SharePoint, Lync, SQL, Azure as well as other Windows based solutions. On a personal note, Randy is married with three children and leads the Commvault Ice Hockey team which has enabled Commvault and partners to raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various children’s charities over the years.

 
 
Evelyn de Souza  - Cisco Systems


Regaining End User Control over Data in the Era of IoT
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Evelyn is a cloud compliance and data privacy strategy leader at Cisco responsible for championing solutions to address emerging industry trends. She is a strong proponent of building repeatable processes that enable organizations to sustain compliance while optimizing data security posture. Evelyn co-chairs the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix (CCM), which harmonizes regulations and industry standards to a common framework
 
 
Don DeLoach  - Infobright


Edge Computing: The Next Frontier for Today’s IoT Business Landscape
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Don DeLoach is CEO and President of Infobright, provider of a purpose-built platform for storing and analyzing machine data. Under Don’s leadership Infobright has grown significantly, with a strong presence in embedded solutions, especially in the networking and telecommunications industry. Don has more than 30 years of software industry experience, with demonstrated success building software companies with extensive sales, marketing, and international experience. Don joined Infobright after serving as CEO of Aleri, the complex event processing company, which was acquired by Sybase in February 2010. Prior to Aleri, Don served as President and CEO of YOUcentric, a CRM software company, where he led the growth of the company before being acquired by JD Edwards in 2001. Prior to YOUcentric, Don spent five years in senior roles at Sybase. He has also served as a Director at Broadbeam Corporation and Chairman of the Board at Apropos Inc. Don currently also serves on the Executive Board of the Illinois Technology Association, is co-chairman of the ITA Internet of Things Council, and is on the Board of the Juvenile Protective Association.
 
 
Mukund Deshpande  - Accelerite


ShareInsights: A Unified Approach to Full-Stack Data Processing
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Mukund Deshpande heads the Analytics practice in Accelerite and owns the ShareInsights initiative. He has over 18 years of experience in the field of analytics, working in variety of different roles. He has been involved in several cutting-edge projects and internationally recognized award-winning initiatives. One of the marquee engagements was creating the analytics around social media for the TV show Satyameva Jayate, building innovative apps based on cutting-edge text analytics and Big Data technologies. Mukund holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, where his research was on data mining techniques for sequences and graphs.
 
 
Robert Doyle  - eCube Systems


Evolving DevOps Tools to Capture Application Relationships, Dependencies and States
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Steven Dreher  - Green House Data


Crafting a Roadmap for Hybrid IT
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Steven Dreher is the Director of Solutions Architecture at Green House Data, with over 15 years of IT experience. He previously served as the CTO of the Wyoming Supreme Court.
 
 
Igor Drobiazko  - elastic.io


Using Microservices for Application Integration
Track: Containers & Microservices
Igor Drobiazko is a co-founder of elastic.io and an experienced open source hacker. He is a PMC member at the Apache Software Foundation and author of two books on web development in the Java programming language. Before co-founding elastic.io Igor worked at Nokia Siemens Networks, HSBC and NTT docomo.
 
 
Ivan Dwyer  - Iron.io


From Build to Scale: The Lifecycle of Microservices
Track: Containers & Microservices
Ivan Dwyer is the head of business development at Iron.io, collaborating with partners across the entire cloud technology and developer services ecosystem to form strategic and technical alliances that benefit the modern Enterprise.
 
 
Jeff Erramouspe  - Spanning


Who’s Protecting Your SaaS Data?
Track: Mobility & Security
Jeff Erramouspe is vice president and general manager of Spanning, an EMC company. He served as the company’s CEO prior to its acquisition by EMC in 2014. Jeff has over 20 years of marketing and general management experience in both entrepreneurial and Fortune 500 technology companies.
 
 
Chris Erway  - AppNeta


How to Keep Track: Monitoring Service-Oriented Applications with Distributed Tracing
Track: Containers & Microservices
As Chief Architect, Chris is responsible for overall system and product architecture and ensuring AppNeta’s technology design can scale in all dimensions as AppNeta scales. Before starting Tracelytics, Chris studied distributed systems, networking, cryptography, and security at Brown, where he earned a PhD focusing on uses of cryptocurrency in anonymous distributed systems. Prior to that, he worked at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center on building the kernel and networking system for the first Blue Gene/L supercomputer, which was the world’s fastest from 2004-2008; successive generations of Blue Gene machines continue to claim several spots in the top 10. Chris also holds a BA in Computer Science and Music from Cornell University.
 
 
Dan Florea  - Tintri


Bridging the Gap Between Cloud Applications and Storage
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Dan Florea, Director of Product Management at Tintri, is a 20 year Silicon Valley veteran. He has worked in VMware and Cisco before joining Tintri to spearhead the efforts on OpenStack and Cloud. He received an MBA from University of Pennsylvania – Wharton business school and MS in Computer Science from Stanford University.
 
 
Matthias Funke  - IBM


Building Your Hybrid Data Warehouse Solution with dashDB
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Matthias Funke is Hybrid Data Warehouse Offering and Strategy Lead at IBM.
 
 
Patrick Galbraith  - HPE


Building a Kubernetes Cluster with Ansible
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Patrick Galbraith is a principal engineer at HPE as a member of the Advanced Technology Group. He is the author or two books: Developing Web Applications with Apache, MySQL, memcached, and Perl (Wiley), and Expert PHP and MySQL (Wiley). In his "spare time", he also works on various projects related to Kubernetes, MySQL perl driver DBD::mysql, Ansible Modules for HP Switches, and generally tinkers with new technologies. Patrick lives up in the sticks of New Hampshire with his wife and children, as well as his Kubota tractor.
 
 
Stuart Gillen  - SparkCognition


Machine Learning and Cognitive Fingerprinting Delivers Next Generation Analytics to Improve Safety, Performance, and Reliability
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Stuart Gillen is the Director of Business Development at SparkCognition. In this role, he is responsible for driving business engagements, partner development, marketing activities, and go-to market strategy. His areas of specialty include IoT architectures, platforms, and technologies. He also focuses on how advanced data analytics can be applied to Asset Performance Management to optimize efficiency, maintenance and safety on critical infrastructure.



Gillen previously worked for National Instruments as their Condition Monitoring Business Owner. As leader of this team he was responsible for driving the overall strategy of the NI, Condition Monitoring platform including setting and delivering on the overall growth plan.



He earned his bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and M.B.A from Kansas State University.
 
 
Alexey Goloshubin  - Bit6


Expanding WebRTC Capabilities Beyond the Typical Use Cases
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Alexey Goloshubin has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and software architect with a track record of launching, growing, and selling multiple successful businesses. He has held executive management and chief technologist roles, providing both business leadership and product vision for his companies. A thought leader in the real-time communications technologies, Alexey has presented and spoken at numerous conferences this past year including WebRTC World 2015, DevCon NYC, ClueCon, and Integrate 2015.

As a technologist, Alexey is an expert in designing and developing advanced communications software services, including VoIP (Voice-over-IP) and other OTT (Over-the-Top) technologies. He has been awarded two patents and have several other patents pending. Alexey's vision and expertise allowed him to start Voxofon, which was a pioneer in the mobile communications app space, launching the first VoIP app for Android devices and becoming one of the top social media apps in iTunes and Google Play. The infrastructure and platform that was built for Voxofon became the basis for Bit6, Alexey's newest venture. With Bit6, he hopes to revolutionize how developers integrate communications into their mobile and web applications.
 
 
Frank Greco  - Kaazing Corporation


WebSocket – Its Impact on Hybrid Cloud Computing, Streaming Services, Microservices and the Web of Things
Track: Containers & Microservices
Frank Greco is the Director of Technology for Kaazing Corporation. He works with customers on new technology approaches leveraging native application protocols over the web. Frank has over 15 years of experience in enterprise IT with cloud computing, global architecture and the new IT tech stack. Frank chairs the 8K+ member NYJavaSIG.

 
 
Darren Guccione  - Keeper Security, Inc


Encryption in the Cloud: What You Need to Know
Track: Mobility & Security
Darren Guccione is CEO of Keeper Security, Inc., creator of Keeper, the world’s leading password manager and digital vault. He is a regularly featured cybersecurity expert in major media outlets including Fox, CBS and ABC and was recently named in the Chicago Top Tech 50 by Crain’s Chicago Business.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


The "New Platform": You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Noah Harlan  - AllSeen Alliance/Two Bulls


The Importance of Open Frameworks in IoT
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Noah Harlan is a Founder and Partner in Two Bulls, a leading mobile software development company with offices in New York, Berlin, and Melbourne. Noah is also Managing Director of Digital Strategy for Sullivan NYC, a brand engagement firm based in New York. He has served as an advisor for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on gaming and the outdoors, has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg TV discussing mobile technology, and has an Emmy Award for Advanced Media Interactivity.

 
 
Noah Harlan  - AllSeen Alliance/Two Bulls


How IoT Disrupts the Cloud
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Noah Harlan is a Founder and Partner in Two Bulls, a leading mobile software development company with offices in New York, Berlin, and Melbourne. Noah is also Managing Director of Digital Strategy for Sullivan NYC, a brand engagement firm based in New York. He has served as an advisor for the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy on gaming and the outdoors, has appeared as a commentator on Bloomberg TV discussing mobile technology, and has an Emmy Award for Advanced Media Interactivity.

 
 
Stephen Harris  - 


Container Security Compliance for Financial Services
Track: Mobility & Security
Stephen Harris is the former Vice President of JP Morgan Chase. He has spent the last 16 years at JPMC managing, monitoring and building automated information technology solutions for financial services. Most recently, he focused on cloud security engineering for both internal Platform as Services (PaaS) and public cloud solutions. Stephen has over 25 years experience in managing and securing Unix systems.
 
 
James Henry  - Calgary Scientific Inc.


Living on the Edge: Immobile Data in a Mobile World
Track: Mobility & Security
James Henry is a professional engineer and CTO at Calgary Scientific Inc. He has 25 years experience leading software teams developing and commercializing software for the petroleum, medical, telecommunication, construction and CAD industries. For the last 10 years he has worked with Calgary Scientific and others to bring graphical and high performance computing solutions to the web, mobile devices and the cloud.
 
 
Michael Heydt  - Seamless App Guru


Secure Communications in P2P and Social IoT Networks
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Michael Heydt is founder of Seamless Thingies, a technology strategy and development consultancy specializing in building seamless applications that connect the myriad of connected devices using the Internet of Things (IoT). Formerly principal technologist for major financial energy and consulting firms, he has spent most of the last 5-10 years developing seamless and immersive applications vision, motion, perceptual, cloud, mobile, wearable services and devices including most recently Kinect, Google Glass, OculusVR, IoT, Azure and AWS, and the full range of modern (and not so modern) mobile devices.
 
 
Dion Hinchcliffe  - 7Summits


Day 3 Keynote | Conversational Things - How Ambient Devices and Frictionless Engagement Are Transforming Our Lives
Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits. Dion is also a widely read ZDNet columnist and co-author of Social Business by Design (John Wiley & Sons) and Web 2.0 Architectures (O'Reilly). He also judges the prestigious CIO 100 Awards for CIO Magazine every year. Recently, Robert Half Inc. identified Dion as one of the top 20 people globally that technology leaders mention most. He can be found on Twitter at @dhinchcliffe.
 
 
Eric Hoffman  - EastBanc Technologies


How to Prepare for, then Monetize, IoT—Blueprint for a Connected Economy
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Eric Hoffman, Vice President, is a leader in the technology and engineering industry with a passion for helping organizations leverage cloud, mobile, and other technologies to transform operations and derive business value. His unique insight, business acumen and engineering skill have been instrumental in successful planning efforts for clients ranging from the U.S. military to the media and entertainment industry
 
 
Eric Hoffman  - EastBanc Technologies


Driving Business Success with Actionable Business Intelligence
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Eric Hoffman, Vice President, is a leader in the technology and engineering industry with a passion for helping organizations leverage cloud, mobile, and other technologies to transform operations and derive business value. His unique insight, business acumen and engineering skill have been instrumental in successful planning efforts for clients ranging from the U.S. military to the media and entertainment industry
 
 
Bradley Holt  - IBM


Power Panel | The IoT Is a Mess: That's the Good News!
Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. He writes and speaks about topics such as CouchDB, PouchDB, offline-first applications, PHP, Node.js, and Domain-Driven Design.
 
 
Bradley Holt  - IBM


Offline-First Apps with PouchDB and Cloudant
Track: Mobility & Security
Bradley Holt is a Developer Advocate with IBM Cloud Data Services. He writes and speaks about topics such as CouchDB, PouchDB, offline-first applications, PHP, Node.js, and Domain-Driven Design.
 
 
Syed Zaeem Hosain  - Aeris Communications


Cutting Through The Fog of the Internet of Things
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Syed Zaeem Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris Communications’ networks, development programs and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and a member of the founding executive team of Aeris.

He has over thirty-five years experience in the semiconductor, computer and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. He has presented numerous papers and participated on panel sessions at conferences on Machine to Machine (M2M) networks, Internet of Things (IoT) applications, and cellular technologies for M2M and IoT.

Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), and represents Aeris on the Boards of the Mobility Development Group (MDG) and the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA.
 
 
Judith Hurwitz  - Hurwitz & Associates


What Is the Business Imperative for Cognitive Computing?
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Judith S. Hurwitz is president and CEO of Hurwitz & Associates, LLC, a research and consulting firm focused on emerging technology including big data, cognitive computing, cloud computing, service management, software development, and security and governance. She is a technology strategist, consultant, thought leader and author. In 2015 Hurwitz coauthored Cognitive Computing and Big Data Analytics (Wiley, 2015). A pioneer in anticipating technology innovation and adoption, she has served as a trusted advisor to many industry leaders over the years. Judith has helped these companies make the transition to a new business model focused on the business value of emerging platforms. She was the founder of CycleBridge, a life sciences software consulting firm and Hurwitz Group, a research and consulting firm. She has worked in various corporations including Apollo Computer, and John Hancock. Judith has written extensively about all aspects of enterprise and distributed software. Judith is a co-author of six “For Dummies” books including Big Data for Dummies and Hybrid Cloud for Dummies. In 2011 she authored Smart or Lucky? How Technology Leaders Turn Chance into Success. (Jossey Bass, 2011).

Judith holds B.S. and M.S. degrees from Boston University. She serves on several advisory boards of emerging companies. She is on the board of directors of Boston University’s Alumni Council. She was named a distinguished alumnus at Boston University's College of Arts & Sciences in 2005. She is also a recipient of the 2005 Massachusetts Technology Leadership Council award.
 
 
Olivier Huynh Van  - Glue Networks


Network-Aware Orchestration: The Next Level of SD-WAN
Track: Containers & Microservices
Olivier Huynh Van, CTO and Co-Founder, is the visionary inventor of Gluware technology and leads R&D for Glue Networks. Previously, he was the former CTO of Yelofin Networks, and has 20 years of experience designing and managing mission-critical global networks for ADM Investor Services, Groupe ODDO & Cie, Natixis, Oxoid and Deutsche Bank. Olivier holds a Master’s Degree in Electronics, Robotics and Information Technology from ESIEA in Paris, France.
 
 
Phil Jackson  - SoftLayer, an IBM Company


General Session | IBM's Hybrid Approach to Hybrid Cloud
As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company’s platform. For the past 10 years, he has worked in various roles within the IaaS industry, from sales to development. Jackson started his career in Web hosting at Ev1Servers, where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, Jackson has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the technology community.
 
 
Jordan Jacobs  - SingleHop


What Your Cloud Vendor May Not Be Telling You
Track: Containers & Microservices
Jordan brings more than a decade of business strategy and product development experience in the cloud, hosting, and managed services market to SingleHop. As VP of Products, Jordan will oversee the entire SingleHop product lifecycle through all phases, from conceptualization to market.

Jordan is extremely technical with practical business aptitude derived from professional experiences spanning from cloud architecture and design, to data center engineering. He leverages these skills combined with his adept sales experience to gain a deep understanding of client problems and in in turn designs well thought out and executed products and solutions.

Along with his abilities with handling the challenges of cloud architecture, Jordan also spends his time seeing the cloud firsthand. Jordan is an accomplished pilot and enjoys flying his private plane.
 
 
Scott Jeschonek  - Avere Systems


Top Reasons Your Organization Benefits from Cloud Bursting
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Scott Jeschonek is Director of Product Management at Avere Systems. With 20 years of enterprise, telecommunications and vendor experience, Scott can provide a unique perspective on the cloud phenomenon. Scott has participated in a number of public speaking engagements, along with years of delivering technical training.
 
 
Tyler Jewell  - Codenvy


How Continuous Development 15x Our Release Frequency
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Tyler is founder and CEO of Codenvy and a partner with Toba Capital managing investments in middleware and application development. He sits on the boards of WSO2, Sauce Labs, ShiftMobility, and eXo Platform. He has investments in ZeroTurnaround, InfoQ, Cloudant, SourceGraph, and AppHarbor. He is the author of three books on Java, including OReilly's Java Web Services and was BEA's chief evangelist starting in 1999.
 
 
Matt Kalmenson  - Veeam Software


Is DRaaS to a Service Provider a Myth or Reality?
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Matt Kalmenson is VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software. With over 20 years of sales and sales leadership experience, he was formerly the VP of Sales and Marketing at Fidelus Technologies, a Global Services and Software Provider, where he was also a member of the Executive Committee responsible for driving the strategic vision of the company. During his tenure, Matt led the organization to triple digit revenue growth. Additionally, Matt spent over 15 years at CA Technologies where he held various leadership roles in direct consultative sales, inside sales, channel sales and marketing.
 
 
Lila Kee  - GlobalSign


How Cloud-Based Service Providers Can Use Security as an Advantage
Track: Containers & Microservices
Lila Kee is Chief Product Officer for GlobalSign and drives the product vision and product marketing efforts for the global organization.

Lila came to GlobalSign with over 20 years of PKI experience most previously from GeoTrust (a VeriSign company) where in 2003 she joined as Senior Product Manager. While at GeoTrust, Lila worked closely with Adobe Systems to launch the “first to market” identity and data integrity solution for securing Adobe PDF documents, branded Certified Document Services (CDS). She was also responsible for managing GeoTrust’s client certificate product portfolio for both retail and enterprise platforms supporting a wide range of applications including code signing, secure email, web access, device, and document signing.

Prior to GeoTrust, Lila was Strategic Account Manager for RSA, now a security division of EMC, where she was responsible for managing critical technology partners and key strategic customers. Before RSA, Lila spent over 14 years providing product management to GTE Government System’s spin off, CyberTrust, later acquired by Baltimore Technologies.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


Lunch Power Panel | DevOps Patterns and Anti-Patterns: How to Do the Right Things in the Real World
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.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
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.
 
 
Michelle Kerby  - BMC Software


Zap the Zombies and So Much More…
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Michelle Kerby is the Sr. Director for BMC Software leading solution marketing. She has 20 years of experience in enterprise software working for Oracle, VERITAS, EMC, Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) and VMware. Michelle has a diverse professional background that spans technical and business functions, serving in roles such as sales, development, technical consulting, product management and product marketing. Michelle holds a B.S. degree in business administration and a M.S. degree in technology management from Pepperdine University. Follow her on Twitter @michellekerby or connect on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/mkerby
 
 
Andrew Keys  - ConsenSys Enterprise


Opening Keynote | Introduction to 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 company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereum.

Andrew’s role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a multi-faceted approach of strategy and enterprise business development.

Andrew graduated from Loyola University in Maryland and University of Auckland with degrees in economics and international finance.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Amazon's IoT Strategy: The Force Is Strong with This One
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
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.
 
 
Lancen LaChance  - GlobalSign


Strong Security Elements for IoT Manufacturing
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Lancen LaChance is vice president of product management, IoT solutions and is responsible for driving overall IoT product strategy, partnerships and roadmap at GlobalSign. He joined GlobalSign in 2010 as a senior systems engineer. Prior to GlobalSign, he was an IT systems analyst for BAE Systems. He is actively involved in several IoT industry groups including the Industrial Internet Consortium.
 
 
Dave Landa  - kintone


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
Dave Landa is chief operating officer of kintone. Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004.

He is building out the US business for kintone, an application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) (recently selected to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise application Platform as a Service, Worldwide) which is transforming how enterprise teams work together by combining agile custom application development and instant multi-channel deployment, with process management and collaboration into one no-code required, easily adopted, deeply secure solution. Dave has previously driven hyper-growth at Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and startups alike (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run) and also has been instrumental in bringing a mid-stage company through to a successful IPO (Active Network).
 
 
Dave Landa  - kintone


Empower Productivity and Self-Sufficiency
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Dave Landa is chief operating officer of kintone. Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004.

He is building out the US business for kintone, an application Platform as a Service (aPaaS) (recently selected to Gartner’s 2016 Magic Quadrant for Enterprise application Platform as a Service, Worldwide) which is transforming how enterprise teams work together by combining agile custom application development and instant multi-channel deployment, with process management and collaboration into one no-code required, easily adopted, deeply secure solution. Dave has previously driven hyper-growth at Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and startups alike (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run) and also has been instrumental in bringing a mid-stage company through to a successful IPO (Active Network).
 
 
David Lawson  - NewSci, LLC.


Cognitive Computing: How Big Data Becomes Big Insights
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
David M. Lawson is Co-Founder& CEO of NewSci, LLC. He brings more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur focused on providing data and technology to the education and social sectors. In 1997 he founded Prospect Information Network (P!N) which became the largest fundraising intelligence company. P!N was sold to Kintera in 2004. David was an SVP at Kintera which pioneered peer-to-peer fundraising, and social CRM. In 2013 he co-founded NewSci, LLC. to bring Big Data and cognitive computing to higher education, healthcare, and nonprofits. David is a member of APRA, AASP, and a recipient of the CASE Crystal Apple and APRA Distinguished Service Awards.
 
 
Rick Lefort  - BMC Software


Don’t Forget the Ops: Build Operations into Your Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Rick Lefort is a Principal Technical Marketing Consultant with BMC. In this role he works with the Cloud and Data Center Automation product teams to enable and support BMC Sales, Partners and Customers.

Rick joined BMC in 2005 as part of the OpenNetwork Technologies acquisition to expand BMC’s access and security solutions. While at BMC he has worked with various Service Support and Automation products such as Identity Management, Service Request Management, Atrium Orchestrator and Cloud Lifecycle Management.

Prior to BMC, Rick also has software engineering experience with major companies like Lockheed Advanced Systems, Nynex Development Services and GTE Telecommunication Services. He holds a Computer Science engineering degree from Arizona State University.

Rick resides in Tampa Florida, and when not working he enjoys playing/watching sports and spending time with his wife and two sons.
 
 
Ryan J. Lester  - LogMeIn


#1 Myth of the IoT - It's Not About Invention
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Ryan J. Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at LogMeIn, and his team own the strategic development and implementation for the go to market plan for Xively, an IoT Connected Product Management platform. He is passionate about making the IoT easy and helping companies unlock new value through connected products.

Prior to this role at LogMeIn, Ryan held various sales, marketing, and product positions at Intel Corporation, Cisco Systems, and Eaton Corporation. Ryan received his BS in Mechanical Engineering from Villanova University, then a SM in Engineering Systems and an MBA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
 
 
Dan Levine  - CytexOne Technologies


Clean and Green: IoT's Impact on Smart Buildings
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
With 20 years of experience leading the integration of smart home and smart building technologies, Dan Levine serves as CEO and co-founder of CytexOne Technology, integrator of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M) and Audio Visual (AV) technologies that create connected and efficient buildings of the future. Levine is committed to leading CytexOne as it expands its breadth to support multiple industries, from luxury homes, to smart offices, and hotels and resorts. With 300 customers including 5 star hotels and media companies, CytexOne is growing a national presence. Prior to co-founding CytexOne, Levine served as vice president at CBE wireless, where he managed a team of 15 people with over 12,000 pager customers and up to 500 cellular phone activations a month. Levine attended State University of New York at Stony Brook and Georgia Tech University, with an emphasis on computer engineering
 
 
Mark Lewis  - Formation Data Systems


Accelerating Transformation Projects with Dynamic, Software-Defined Storage
Track: Mobility & Security
Mark Lewis is Chairman and CEO of Formation Data Systems, which he founded in 2012. Prior to Formation, Mark was Executive Vice President for EMC corporation, serving in many roles including CTO, President of EMC Documentum and founder/managing director of EMC Ventures. Prior to joining EMC in 2002, Mark was Vice President and General manager of HP/Compaq's Enterprise Storage Group in addition to several leadership roles in DEC/Compaq. Mark holds 8 US patents and has over 10 additional patents pending and has served on several boards, including Riverbed (2010-2015) and is currently a senior advisor to SilverLake LLC and a Board member at Ciber Corp.
 
 
Alex Lovell-Troy  - Pythian


From Configuration Management to Cloud Orchestration
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Alex Lovell-Troy is Director of Solutions Engineering at Pythian. He is a veteran developer and systems administrator with a career focus on complex systems. He built the computer and networking infrastructure for the world’s largest optical telescope and led the team at Second Life responsible for the internal economy as well as payment processing in dozens of currencies. With Pythian, Alex has helped to guide organizations through the journey from on-premise deployment to cloud-centric
 
 
Andi Mann  - Splunk


Data-Driven DevOps - Improve Velocity and Quality of Software Delivery with Metrics and Feedback
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Andi Mann, Chief Technology Advocate at Splunk, is an accomplished digital business executive with extensive global expertise as a strategist, technologist, innovator, marketer, and communicator. For over 30 years across five continents, Andi has built success with Fortune 500 corporations, vendors, governments, and as a leading research analyst and consultant.

Andi is a sought-after commentator on business technology in trade and business media, at tradeshows and conferences, on radio, television, webcasts, podcasts, and more.

Andi has been named to Business Insider's Top Thought-Provoking Enterprise Tech Execs, Huffington Post's Top 100 Cloud Computing Experts, and many other ‘Top …’ lists. He is co-author of two popular books, 'Visible Ops – Private Cloud'; and 'The Innovative CIO'. He blogs at 'Andi Mann – Übergeek' (http://pleasediscuss.com/andimann), and tweets as @AndiMann.
 
 
Andy Marsh  - Blue Pillar, Inc


The Benefit of IoT for Energy Assets
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Global Solutions Architect. Andy provides leadership on offer definition and technical solution architectures for complex and critical facilities. Prior to joining Blue Pillar Andy was Global Solution Architect for the Smart Cities team within Schneider Electric where he worked across numerous operating divisions building diverse solutions addressing client needs. Andy was also responsible for creating one of the nation’s largest Building Energy Management solutions during his time with Simon Property Group. Andy has thirty years of diversified experience, with specific automated buildings systems and subsystems knowledge, including experience in the energy sector and the Retail, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Office, and Smart City markets. He possesses a broad array of strengths and expertise, including solutions selling, HVAC/Energy/Lighting/Security, automated fault detection and diagnostics, metering and meter data information systems, and project management, among others. He has held a variety of positions prior to his tenure with Blue Pillar with Schneider Electric, including Energy Systems Manager, National Account Manager, Integrated Systems sales, Technical Manager, and Commissioning Manager.
 
 
Michael Martin  - nfrastructure


Achieving Speed & Agility in the Internet of Everything
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Michael Martin is CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, a leading provider of enterprise technology services and solutions. With fifteen years of industry experience, Michael specializes in enterprise cloud technologies, data analytics and IT process optimization. Michael received an M.B.A. from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from SUNY Buffalo.
 
 
Don Martin  - Security First Corp


Regaining Control of Storage Performance
Track: Mobility & Security
Don Martin is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Security First Corp., a privately held company redefining data protection with its advanced software-defined, data-centric security technology. He is responsible for directing the company’s technical vision for research and industry trends, technological advancements and product development. He was an integral part in transforming the company’s innovative SecureParser® (SPx™) technology into a high availability grid storage solution.

Don has been involved in the information security and networked storage industry for over 25 years. Before joining Security First Corp., he was the CTO at EMC Federal where he led teams of engineers in designing and implementing network architectures that would replicate data residing in many government facilities post 9/11. Prior to EMC, he was a mainframe consultant for IBM focusing on data availability, disaster recovery and business continuity. His background as a network engineer allowed him to lead and facilitate large-scale projects which involved data migration, replication and continuous availability for both mainframe and open systems environments for numerous Fortune 500 corporations.
 
 
Miko Matsumura  - Gradle Inc.


Integrating the Continuous Delivery Toolchain
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Miko Matsumura is Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc. His career spans over 15 years of entrepreneurial technology leadership, having built and led technology platform marketing and product organizations across a wide range of software organizations from startup to billion-dollar levels. Miko is based in silicon valley and has created shareholder value through buying and selling many companies. He is a Limited Partner with Focus Ventures, a VC firm with over a half billion dollars under management.

Earlier, Miko was Chief Java Evangelist for the Java Platform at Sun Microsystems. He has worked extensively with software startup companies, raising more than $12 million in capital for silicon valley and overseas startups. He has worked extensively with investment bankers, venture capital firms and startups in an advisory capacity.

Matsumura holds an MBA from San Francisco State University and a master's degree in neuroscience from Yale University. He was named at Cloud Expo 2009 West as one of the World's 30 Most Influential Virtualization Bloggers.
 
 
Venkat Mattela  - Redpine Signals


Overcoming IoT Device Development Challenges
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Venkat Mattela is Chief Executive Officer of Redpine Signals, Inc. He has over 30 years of engineering and management experience in the semiconductor industry and drives company’s strategy, execution and R&D.

Prior to Redpine, he was at Network Media Platforms Group of Analog Devices as Director and was responsible for the product, strategy and business development for media wireless connectivity solutions (WLAN, WMAN). He also led the VLSI development from concept engineering to release of multiple industry leading networking silicon products resulting in a multi-million dollar product line. Prior to joining ADI, Mr. Mattela was at Infineon Technologies as Director and was responsible for micro-architecture and design of TriCore MCU-DSP processor. He led the team to take the architecture to multiple silicon implementations. Mr. Mattela started his career at Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India in January 1983 and held various engineering positions at LSI Logic, LMSI and CMC Ltd.

Mr. Mattela has a Master’s Degree in Computer Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, India and holds 11 US patents.
 
 
Peter McCallum  - FalconStor


Storage Analytics Engines in Cloud and Heterogeneous Environments
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Peter McCallum has served as FalconStor’s Vice President of Datacenter Solutions since 2011. He has held various leadership roles in enterprise datacenter optimization, business development, strategic planning, and service delivery. Peter leverages over 15 years of system administration and infrastructure architecture experience to develop Software-Defined Storage offerings, including pre-sales design tools, pricing, marketing strategies, and product development requirements. In addition, Peter provides guidance across a global sales team in storage virtualization, multi-site and cloud disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.
Peter travels the world discussing enterprise class datacenter optimization and business continuity solutions. As a solutions expert and architecture innovator, he is highly regarded in the industry. Prior to joining FalconStor, he was a Datacenter Infrastructure Architect with Alliant Techsystems (ATK).
Peter holds a B.S. degree from Penn State University and currently lives in Texas with his family.
 
 
David McLauchlan  - Buddy Platform


The Quantified Economy & The Future of IoT Data
Track: Big Data | Analytics
David is CEO and co-founder of Buddy Platform, one of the world’s first data aggregation and management platforms for IoT and connected devices. Prior to founding Buddy, David spent 11 years at Microsoft, where he led business development for Microsoft’s Zune hardware business, spent many years in Microsoft’s Windows division, and also worked on the Visual C++ product in the Server & Tools division.

David has considerable business development experience, having closed inbound and outbound licensing deals for Microsoft with global partners and customers in the consumer, enterprise, B2B and component industries. In addition to his work in various product groups at Microsoft, he represented the company in several international standards-setting organizations, including the USB Implementers Forum, Consumer Electronics Association, Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA), Bluetooth SIG and the IEEE Printer Work Group.

David is the co-founder of TVinteract, which developed software for on-air TV talent to curate and display social media in real-time and was acquired in 2014. He also has served as a Technology Partner Network advisor for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and currently serves as a mentor for the Australian incubator “Innovyz START”. He is also advisor to Washington DC-based “Manalto” and Melbourne-based “Bluedot Innovation.”

Prior to moving to the United States, David was a management consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Melbourne, Australia, and before that was a professional pianist in Adelaide.

David holds a Master’s degree in Engineering: IT, Telecommunications & Business Management, and a Bachelor’s degree in Electronic Engineering (Honors), both from the University of South Australia.
 
 
Gili Mendel  - IBM


Reserved for SoftLayer
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Gili Mendel is an IBM Master Inventor and a Senior Technical Staff Member. He has been working for IBM since 1993 leading the development of various software products. These products span highly parallel device drivers for AIX clusters, to Eclipse based and now Cloud-based tools. He holds a PhD in computer science and is currently the development architect for the Ops Console for Dedicated and Local Bluemix.
 
 
Indraneel Mitra  - Cognizant Technology Solutions


How to Build Cost Effective IoT Devices Using Go In a Day
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Indraneel Mitra is a Senior Solutions Architect & Technology Evangelist at Cognizant with over 12 years of experience and supporting consulting engagements for various Fortune 500 customers. He is also a technology enthusiast who explores various cloud and IoT frameworks.
 
 
Yoav Mor  - Cloudyn


Plotting the Best Course Around Multi-Cloud Adoption - What You Need to Know to Leverage the Multi-Cloud for Success
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Yoav Mor is a technical marketing professional and a multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudyn, spreading the word and the knowledge around multi-cloud adoption and management. Prior to Cloudyn, he was a Product Marketing Manager at Ceragon Networks for three years, and a telecom network engineer in the defense industry for over six years. He holds a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering and an M.B.A., both from Tel-Aviv University.
 
 
JP Morgenthal  - CSC


From IT Service Management to DevOps
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
JP Morgenthal is a Global Solutions Executive with CSC and an internationally renowned thought leader in the areas of IT transformation, modernization, and cloud computing. JP has served in executive roles within major software companies and technology startups. Areas of expertise include strategy, architecture, application development, infrastructure and operations, cloud computing, DevOps, and integration. He routinely advises C-level executives on the best ways to use technology to derive business value. JP is a published author with four trade publications with his most recent being “Cloud Computing: Assessing the Risks”. JP holds both a Masters and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Hofstra University.
 
 
William Morrish  - Interoute


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
William Morrish is an avid technologist and works as a General Manager Product Sales with over 20 years of business experience, covering high-level technical detail, customer service and sales. William is responsible for the execution and delivery of Interoute’s product positioning, clarity and relevance to the market through the global sales and engineering teams.Our goal is to automate the delivery and integration of connectivity, communications and computing services by creating a massively scalable platform for global digital integration.Prior to Interoute Will has worked at a number of cloud and network operators fulfilling a mix of both on-site technical and sales roles. He is based in London, where he lives with his wife and two children.
 
 
William Morrish  - Interoute


What Five Things You Need to Know When Building Your Bimodal Digital Future, and How to Do Them Without Starting Again
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
William Morrish is an avid technologist and works as a General Manager Product Sales with over 20 years of business experience, covering high-level technical detail, customer service and sales. William is responsible for the execution and delivery of Interoute’s product positioning, clarity and relevance to the market through the global sales and engineering teams.Our goal is to automate the delivery and integration of connectivity, communications and computing services by creating a massively scalable platform for global digital integration.Prior to Interoute Will has worked at a number of cloud and network operators fulfilling a mix of both on-site technical and sales roles. He is based in London, where he lives with his wife and two children.
 
 
Imad Mouline  - Everbridge


How to Capitalize on IoT for Critical Communications and Physical Security
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Imad Mouline is the chief technology officer for Everbridge. In this role, Mouline is responsible for Everbridge’s market strategy, product roadmap, innovation, and research and development.

Mouline joined Everbridge in 2011, when the company acquired CloudFloor, an enterprise cloud management company where he was co-founder and CTO. Prior to CloudFloor, Mouline served as CTO of Compuware’s Application Performance Management Solutions division, which was formed when the company acquired Gomez, a provider of web performance management solutions, where Mouline was CTO. Before this, he served as CTO of S1 Corporation, a provider of financial services solutions.

Mouline is regarded as a technology industry expert and thought leader, having spoken at a wide range of industry events focused on such topics as critical communications, community engagement, business continuity, IT service management, physical security and the Internet of Things.
 
 
Sesh Murthy  - Cloud Raxak


Container Security Compliance for Financial Services
Track: Mobility & Security
Sesh is co-founder and SVP of Sales for Cloud Raxak. Before Cloud Raxak, Sesh was the Vice President of Cloud Innovation at IBM Global Services. Sesh brings 29 years of experience creating value for customers in cloud and technology services. His expertise includes strategic outsourcing, cloud architecture, management service automation, software, sales and distribution.
 
 
John Newton  - Alfresco


Scaling Massive Enterprise Content Stores in the Cloud
Track: Containers & Microservices
John Newton is CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, a leading provider of modern Enterprise Content Management (ECM) and Business Process Management (BPM) software. He has had one of the longest and most influential careers in content management; he co-founded Documentum and built its marketing and professional services organizations in Europe, invented many of the concepts widely used in the industry today, served as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Benchmark Capital and was one of the founding engineers at Ingres.
 
 
Chris Nguyen  - Adobe


Building a Winning Digital Foundation for IoT
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
As a group product marketing manager on the Adobe Experience Manager team, Chris Nguyen is responsible for go-to-market strategy and field readiness for Adobe Experience Manager’s cloud deployment product offerings. Prior to joining Adobe, he served as manager of product marketing for TIBCO Software’s Service Oriented Architecture platform, focusing on application development, governance, and integration and product management at BEA Systems (Oracle).
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - Redis Labs


Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases
Track: Containers & Microservices
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"
 
 
Oleksii Ostroverkhyi  - MobiDev


What Added Value Can a Development Company Bring to Your Software Product?
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Oleksii Ostroverkhyi is CCO at MobiDev. He has more than 10 years of engineering behind his shoulders, and his managerial and commercial experience helps him understand the needs and define optimal software development solutions for any business, from an early startup to a Fortune 500 enterprise.

Oleksii has a PhD degree in Artificial Intelligence Systems and Means, as well as rich first-hand experience in creating award-winning solutions in Digital Pay TV industry. Oleksii's goal is not only to foresee and mitigate possible risks, but, more importantly, find the most suitable technical solutions for every software product owner within their abilities and constraints.

Oleksii strongly believes that expertise, talent, teamwork, and proper processes are the essentials for driving the product owner's ideas to an absolute success!
 
 
Seth Oxenhorn  - FalconStor


Modernizing Existing Infrastructure with Truly Heterogeneous Software-Defined Storage
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Seth Oxenhorn leads FalconStor’s global business development efforts to establish and grow key strategic partnerships and alliances. Mr. Oxenhorn was an early team member, joining the company in 2000. With more than 20 years of business development expertise, Mr. Oxenhorn has been integral in the establishment of key OEM and strategic partnerships including EMC, IBM, HDS, Oracle, and others. Prior to joining FalconStor, he has held several sales and marketing positions for companies in the information technology sector including Cheyenne Software, Reuters (Multex), and Opus360. Mr. Oxenhorn holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
 
 
John Paliotta  - Vector Software


The Industrial Internet of Things and Software Quality: Why It Matters Now
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
John Paliotta co-founded Vector Software in 1990. He and William McCaffrey built the first version of the VectorCAST products, VectorCAST/Ada -- initially sold to customers building Avionics, Military and Space applications. Paliotta serves as CTO, overseeing all Engineering and QA activities. He received his AB in Math from Boston College.
 
 
Leo Papadopoulos  - Cloud9 Technologies


WebRTC's Impact in Capital Markets
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Leo has over 25 years of experience in enterprise voice, collaboration, cloud services and WebRTC. Formerly CTO and Chief Architect at IPC Systems, and CTO at Lexar and Wexcom, Leo invented and brought to market three generations of market leading communications and collaboration products used globally by financial traders.
 
 
Louis Parks  - SecureRF


Securing the Things in the Internet of Things
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Louis Parks is CEO and co-founder of SecureRF, developer of the world’s first public-key linear cryptography methods used to secure the Internet of Things. He is on the AIM NA Board of Directors, chair of their RFID Experts Group and an active member on the US TAG ISO standards committee.

 
 
Erik Perotti  - Plantronics


Context, Wearables, and WebRTC: Communications Next
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Erik Perotti is Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team. His core mission is the ongoing analysis and evolution of online user engagement, resulting in end-user interface experiences that are intuitive, engaging and purposeful. Perotti holds a Masters Degree in Human Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and has multiple patents in mobile and web interaction innovation.

 
 
Natalia Ponomareva  - Google


Nail Your Next Large Scale Machine Learning Gig
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Natalia Ponomareva is a software engineer with more than 9 years of experience and a career that spans three countries. She holds a Master's degree in Applied Math from a Russian university and a Master's degree in Computer science from Oxford University. In her pre-Google life she had a chance to work for a software outsourcing company, a financial company and a media startup. Currently Natalia works in Research, implementing and applying machine learning algorithms to various tasks at Google.
 
 
Chris Presley  - Pythian


What to Consider Before Moving a Database into a Public Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Chris Presley loves order—making him a premier Microsoft SQL Server expert. Not only has he programmed and administered SQL Server, but he has also shared his expertise and passion with budding DBAs as SQL Server instructor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. Drawing on his strong disaster-recovery skills, he monitors production environments to swiftly detect and resolve problems before they arise. A self-described adrenaline junkie, Chris likes tackling the biggest database problems and putting out the toughest fires—and hitting the road on his motorcycle.
 
 
Mario Proietti  - LocationSmart


The Future of IoT Through Location-Based Services
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Mario Proietti is the CEO of LocationSmart, the world’s largest mobile engagement platform for workers, assets and consumers. He is a pioneer in location-based services with over 25 years of industry experience. LocationSmart is trusted by Fortune 500 and enterprise-level companies for verification, compliance, cybersecurity, proximity marketing and operational efficiencies.
 
 
Jonathan Quint  - Ontegrity


Harness IoT and Predictive Analytics for Efficient and Reliable Operations
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Jonathan Quint is CEO and Founder of Ontegrity (www.ontegrity.com), an innovative provider of IoT-enabled software and predictive analytics that sustains uninterrupted product and service availability for its customers. Jonathan graduated from the University of Pennsylvania and earned an MBA from Boston University. He holds various database theory certifications and has authored a dozen patents.
 
 
Nara Rajagopalan  - Accelerite


General Session | Zero to Cloud in 60 Minutes
Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a technology thought leader and innovator with over 20 years of experience honed in high-tech. In his career, he has built successful startups and also led technology giants.

Before the formation of Accelerite by Persistent Systems, Nara joined Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was a co-founder and also served as CEO. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave, where he led the $300M a year product portfolio focused on mobile data and communication infrastructure.

In previous roles, Nara served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.
 
 
Nara Rajagopalan  - Accelerite


Lunch Power Panel | Cloud Is Now Mainstream: What's a C-Level Rock Star to Do?
Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a technology thought leader and innovator with over 20 years of experience honed in high-tech. In his career, he has built successful startups and also led technology giants.

Before the formation of Accelerite by Persistent Systems, Nara joined Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was a co-founder and also served as CEO. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave, where he led the $300M a year product portfolio focused on mobile data and communication infrastructure.

In previous roles, Nara served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.
 
 
Nara Rajagopalan  - Accelerite


IaaS Doesn’t Cut It for IoT: Designing IoT-as-a-Service
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite. He is a technology thought leader and innovator with over 20 years of experience honed in high-tech. In his career, he has built successful startups and also led technology giants.

Before the formation of Accelerite by Persistent Systems, Nara joined Persistent Systems from Altosian, a network management infrastructure firm where he was a co-founder and also served as CEO. Prior to this, he was the Senior Vice President of Products at Openwave, where he led the $300M a year product portfolio focused on mobile data and communication infrastructure.

In previous roles, Nara served as a Software CTO at Lucent Technologies and as Vice President of Engineering at CoSine Communications. He holds a master's degree in Computer Science from the University of Pune, India.
 
 
Lakshmi Randall  - 


Data as a Service
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Lakshmi Randall is an industry expert, analyst and strategist who formally conducted research for Gartner. She has 18+ years experience in Information Management and Analytic domains who has worked for industry leaders such as Microsoft. She is a big advocate, and has published research on, the importance of data preparation. Among her clients, she has a reputation for being an informative, trusted adviser who never comprises her objectivity.
 
 
Ramanujam Rao  - Asurion


Leveraging PaaS to Build an Enterprise Data Lake and Analytics Platform
Track: Containers & Microservices
Ram has been in the software industry for around 20 years, His current responsibilities includes, driving global enterprise cloud strategy and adoption, development of the data lake-based enterprise analytics platform to support traditional reporting, BI, predictive modeling and data science. He is also accountable for Asurion global technology strategy, R&D and technology innovation.

Prior to Asurion, he was CTO at Nationwide Insurance.

He is a published author and an active speaker.

Ram has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, M.S. in Computer Science and M.B.A. from Ohio State University. He has an Executive Certificate from MIT, Sloan.
 
 
Robert Reeves  - Datical


DevOps the Cloud Enabler
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
Robert Reeves is the Chief Technical Officer at Datical. He has over 17 years of experience in the software industry and has been instrumental in creating a variety of marketing leading DevOps solutions over the past 10 years. Prior to co-founding Datical, Robert was a director at the Austin Technology Incubator where he provided real world entrepreneurial expertise to member companies. In 2005 Robert co-founded Phurnace Software where invented and created their flagship product, Phurnace Deliver, which provides middleware infrastructure management. Today Robert advocates for Datical’s customers and provides technical architecture leadership for Datical database automation solution.
 
 
Adam Rogers  - ANEXIA


Making the Leap: Expanding Beyond Your Own Boundaries
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Adam Rogers has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications and managed hosting industries. His experience includes the construction, deployment, and maintenance of critical infrastructure assets both domestically and abroad. Clients include federal agencies, NGOs, and multi-national corporations looking to expand operations.
 
 
Brian Romansky  - TrustPoint Innovation


M2M Certificate Standard
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Brian Romansky has over 25 years’ experience in security technology and innovation in payment systems, healthcare, and logistics. He is currently leading TrustPoint’s team as a security technical expert for the US Department of Transportation SCMS V2X initiative, helping to define the security standards and protocols that will be used. Prior to joining TrustPoint he was Director of Corporate Innovation at Pitney Bowes. Mr. Romansky holds a Master of Science degrees in Electrical Engineering and R&D management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is a named inventor on 25 patents.
 
 
Majed Saadi  - Govplace


Government Cloud Enablement, A Federated Model
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Majed Saadi is the Chief Technology Officer at Govplace. He is tasked with codifying Govplace’s capabilities and offerings as well as supporting technical innovation across the enterprise. Previous to his current role, Majed served as the Chief Technology Officer for the Civilian Agencies Business Area at SRA International. This encompassed Federal agencies with missions focused on diplomacy, energy, financials, transportation as well as other civilian centric missions. During his time at SRA he also served as the Director of the Cloud Computing Practice. His cloud practice developed offerings in service areas ranging from Cloud Strategy Development to Cloud Management. He additionally participated in the creation of award winning go-to-market offerings AcuITy® for IT Decision Making Enablement and Stratify® for Cloud Security.

Majed has held progressively senior positions as a thought leader for other Federal Systems Integrators such as QinetiQ North America and 3H Technology. He regularly speaks at industry leading conferences and symposiums about topics ranging from using IT in public health to Cloud Computing's impact on modern organizations.

Majed has over 18 years of experience in IT Strategy Development, Enterprise Architecture, and Enterprise Systems Management. He holds a Master’s degree in IT Management from the University of Virginia as well as several industry certifications including TOGAF 9, ITIL, ISO 20000, and Management of Risk (MoR).
 
 
Sarbjit Sarkaria  - PHEMI


Connecting the Dots: Driving New Business Value with Data Science
Track: Hot Track 2 | IoT
Sarbjit Sarkaria leads the data science team at PHEMI. An expert in machine learning, data analytics, and modern software technologies - Hadoop, Spark, Web frameworks, REST, SOA – he has domain skills in data science, neural networks, image processing, and artificial intelligence, plus over 20 years experience building complex software systems.
 
 
Emil Sayegh  - Codero Hosting


The Science Behind Generating Big Data
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Emil Sayegh is an early pioneer of cloud computing and is recognized as one of the industry’s only true veterans. A cloud visionary, he is credited with launching and leading the very successful cloud computing and hosting businesses for HP and Rackspace – two of the strongest competitors to Amazon Web Services (AWS). He is also known as one of the “fathers of OpenStack” having created the open source software.



Emil built the Rackspace cloud business while serving as the company’s GM of the Cloud Computing Division. He led Rackspace into the public cloud market and successfully positioned it to compete with AWS. Earlier at Rackspace he served as VP of the Product Group and launched the company’s private cloud and hosted exchange services. He later moved on to HP where he served as VP of Cloud Service and initiated the company’s public cloud services.


Emil’s early career included eight years with Dell where he served as Services Marketing Director, a position in which he oversaw development of the global services roadmap and the marketing organization. He also served in leadership roles at RLX Technologies (later acquired by HP), Compaq Computers (later acquired by HP), and W.L. Gore & Associates.


Emil holds nine patents in the fiber-optics interconnect field. He earned his Bachelors from the School of Engineering at the University of Texas at Austin and a Masters in Technology Commercialization from the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

Emil joined Codero Hosting as CEO in January 2012 and is leading the next generation of cloud computing with the hybrid cloud.
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
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


Step-by-Step IoTization
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Peter Shashkin  - EastBanc Technologies


Driving Business Success with Actionable Business Intelligence
Track: Industrial IoT | Smart Grids
Peter Shashkin specializes in software product/project management and has implemented technologies for Washington D.C. Department of Transportation, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, Houston Metro and others.
 
 
Hannah Smalltree  - Cazena


Tech Primer: Big Data Services in the Cloud
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Hannah Smalltree is a director with Cazena, which offers enterprise Big Data as a Service. She’s worked for several other big data software companies, contributes independently to industry research and spent over a decade as technology journalist, interviewing hundreds of companies about their data and analytics projects.
 
 
Bruce Snell  - Intel Security


Wearables and Privacy: Who Is Your Watch Talking To?
Track: Wearables & Consumer IoT
Bruce Snell is the Cybersecurity and Privacy Director at Intel Security. He has been with McAfee/Intel Security for almost 15 years, and was the Technical Director for Intel Security Japan for 3 years before attaining his current position.

Prior to McAfee, Bruce worked in the trenches doing system and network security for various dot-com startups and Fortune 500 companies. His involvement in computer security dates back to dial up bulletin board systems and a time before the internet had pictures. At McAfee, he has worked with many organizations from national governments and large enterprises to small family owned businesses to help them understand the nature of the cyber security threat and how they can be better prepared for future attacks. Keeping up to date on current and future threats is Bruce’s passion, which has led him to appearances on local and national news around the globe as well as speaking engagements at industry conferences.
 
 
Scott Sobhani  - Cloud Constellation Corporation


Secure Solutions for Storing and Moving Sensitive Data Around the World
Track: Mobility & Security
Scott Sobhani, CEO and cofounder of Cloud Constellation Corporation and the SpaceBelt, Information Ultra-Highway, is an experienced telecom executive with over 25 years in executive management positions, most recent as VP for business development and commercial affairs at International Telecom Advisory Group (ITAG).

Previous positions include CEO of TalkBox, VP & GM at Lockheed Martin, and VP, GM & senior economist at Hughes Electronics Corporation. Mr. Sobhani was responsible for closing over $2.3 billion in competitive new business orders for satellite spacecraft systems, mobile network equipment and rocket launch vehicles. He co-authored “Sky Cloud Autonomous Electronic Data Storage and Information Delivery Network System,” “Space-Based Electronic Data Storage and Network System” and “Intermediary Satellite Network for Cross-Strapping and Local Network Decongestion” (each of which are patent pending). He has an MBA from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.
 
 
Florent Solt  - Netvibes


Wiring the IoT for Modern Manufacturing
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Florent Solt is the CTO and chief architect of Netvibes. Prior to joining Netvibes in 2007, he co-founded Rift Technologies, Mandriva SA, and Sopra Group. He is an expert in both Web software and UNIX systems. He holds an engineering degree in computer science from EPITA.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


The New Hero Developer Paradigm as We Integrate Cloud and Fog Computing
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Raghavan Srinivas  - IBM


Architecting for the Cloud with Cloud Foundry and Docker on Bluemix
Track: Containers & Microservices
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.
 
 
Chad Steelberg  - Veritone


The Cognitive Revolution
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Chad Steelberg is CEO of Veritone. He is a visionary serial entrepreneur who has co-founded several highly successful internet software companies including AdForce, the world’s largest publicly traded centralized independent ad-serving solution that received the Smithsonian Award for the Best Technology in 2000 before being sold to CMGI; 2CAN Media, the third largest Internet advertising sales organization also sold to CMGI; dMarc Broadcasting, which was the largest centralized radio advertising network company that was sold to Google in 2006.
 
 
Collin Steele  - Hanu Software


Empowering the Enterprise to Take Full Advantage of Everything Azure
Track: Enterprise Cloud Adoption
Collin Steele is Hanu’s Director of Sales – Cloud Services. He has been involved in solving network technology, cloud computing and big data needs for the enterprise market well over 15 years. His expertise in this field has brought him to Hanu where he focuses on expanding Hanu’s Managed Cloud Services. His focus is in helping companies understand data governance and data elasticity, consulting on private, public and edge of cloud strategies and how to “monetize the cloud” by strategically placing key applications in the cloud.
 
 
Bruce Swann  - Adobe


Cross-Channel Marketing in a Cloud-Driven Digital World
Track: Hot Track 1 | Cloud
Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social media, mobile marketing and email marketing, as well as marketing and CRM technologies, including marketing automation, predictive analytics and marketing resource management. At Adobe, he is a Senior Product Marketing Manager for Adobe Campaign, focused on marketing and product strategy for cross-channel campaign management.
 
 
Esmeralda Swartz  - Ericsson


General Session | Creating Horizontal IoT Marketplaces and Democratizing Apps and Services
Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks.
 
 
Esmeralda Swartz  - Ericsson


Power Panel | The IoT Is a Mess: That's the Good News!
Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks.
 
 
Ryan Tiffany  - SoftLayer, an IBM Company


Configuring Database as a Service with SoftLayer and Bluemix
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery and APIs
As a Sales Engineer focused on the developer community, Ryan Tiffany helps SoftLayer customers build out and deploy their infrastructure at SoftLayer. For the past 5 years, he has worked in various roles at SoftLayer, from front line support and system administration to sales engineering. With an eye towards all things geeky and bleeding edge, Ryan has become well versed with the Open Source Community and is able to provide complex solutions for the ever changing IT world.
 
 
Leo Vasiliou  - Catchpoint Systems


The Internet of [Broken] Things: The Big Data Challenges of Keeping IoT Reliable
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
Leo Vasiliou is the Director of Web Performance Engineering at Catchpoint Systems where he uses charts and graphs to answer questions, settle debates and help people make sense of them. Leo contributes to Catchpoint's Blog at http://blog.catchpoint.com/, but also writes at http://www.webtortoise.com, which is dedicated exclusively to the charts and graphs of web performance. Before he joined Catchpoint, Leo ran large, complex performance programs and IAC's Search and Media Business. Follow him @Lvasiliou.
 
 
Dirk Wallerstorfer  - Dynatrace


DevOps Guide to Container Networking
Track: Containers & Microservices
Dirk Wallerstorfer is Technology Lead for networking, SDN, and OpenStack at Dynatrace. He has 10+ years of deep, hands-on experience in networking, security, and software engineering. Dirk spends his days on researching new trends and technologies in detail, blogging about them, and explaining them to others in simple language. He is a technology enthusiast with a hands-on attitude, and the constant burning desire to be on the bleeding edge of technology at all times.
 
 
Anders Wallgren  - Electric Cloud


Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery
Track: IoT Developer | Business Cases
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.
 
 
Andrew Warfield  - Coho Data


The "Big" Distraction: Focusing on Time-to-Value in Big Data Deployments
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Andy Warfield is an established researcher in computer systems, specializing in storage, virtualization, and security. At Coho Data, Andy leads the technology vision and directs the engineering team in building elegant and functional systems that enable customers to focus on the data and applications instead of the underlying infrastructure that drives them.

As a PhD student at the University of Cambridge, he was one of the original authors of the Xen hypervisor, and has since done award-winning research in virtualization and high availability. At XenSource and Citrix Systems, he was the Technical Director for Storage & Emerging Technologies.

 
 
Dave Watson  - Trendalyze


Analytics for Motif Discovery and Deep Learning in Time Series Data Generated by IoT/Sensors
Track: Big Data | Analytics
Dave Watson is CTO and Co-Founder of Trendalyze and works on developing the database search and analytics platform for various IoT projects. He holds number of UK and US patents and has led engineering in database middleware, OLAP and time series databases in the past.
 
 
Roger Woods  - Adobe Marketing Cloud


General Session | The Next Generation Customer Engagement: Mobile Transformation
Roger Woods is Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud. He owns the Adobe Marketing Cloud mobile product strategy. Since joining Adobe six years ago, Roger launched Adobe Mobile services, an Adobe Marketing Cloud core service, which transformed mobile app analytics, testing, targeting, location, and, messaging solutions, enabling Adobe customers to strengthen their mobile business. He works with many clients across all verticals to help create their mobile strategy and execute on their mobile initiatives. Roger is passionate about mobile marketing and has served on Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) and Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) workgroups to define mobile marketing standards and best practices.

Roger's prior work experience includes 10 years at IBM within the Global Services product management team driving major initiatives in IBM's cloud strategy. He was instrumental in helping transform traditional IBM software license-based businesses to a hosted SaaS business model.
 
 
Derek Yoo  - Fuze


The Evolution of a Back-End Data Platform
Track: Mobility & Security
Derek Yoo is co-founder and CTO of Fuze, responsible for the technology and product strategy behind the Fuze cloud communications platform. Fuze helps enterprises move their legacy on premise communications infrastructure to a cloud-based mobile user experience coupled with a rich set of data insights that help make end users and managers more efficient. He has spent the last 10+ years building and scaling the Fuze platform which includes voice, mobile, pbx, video, web collaboration, enterprise messaging, contact center, and data analytics features.

Previously, Derek served as product manager at BladeLogic, an industry-leading provider of enterprise data center automation software. At BladeLogic, he defined and launched products in the early devops market including a platform for automated server provisioning and ongoing configuration management. Bringing the right devops message and product to the enterprise market was a catalyst for BladeLogic’s tremendous growth from a start-up through an IPO in 2007 and eventual acquisition by BMC Software for $880 million. Prior to BladeLogic, he worked at WebYes, a high end application hosting provider, where he developed and managed high availability ecommerce applications deployed across 11 data centers on four continents.

Derek holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
 

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DevOps is about increasing efficiency, but nothing is more inefficient than building the same application twice. However, this is a routine occurrence with enterprise applications that need both a rich desktop web interface and strong mobile support. With recent technological advances from Isomorphic Software and others, rich desktop and tuned mobile experiences can now be created with a single codebase – without compromising functionality, performance or usability. In his session at DevOps Su...
WebRTC: together these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. In his session at WebRTC Summit, Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.
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WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of “data” has been limited to text chat and file download – all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Dr Silvia Pfeiffer, WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, looked at diffe...
With microservices, SOA and distributed architectures becoming more popular, it is becoming increasingly harder to keep track of where time is spent in a distributed application when trying to diagnose performance problems. Distributed tracing systems attempt to address this problem by following application requests across service boundaries, persisting metadata along the way that provide context for fine-grained performance monitoring.
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With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
DevOps has often been described in terms of CAMS: Culture, Automation, Measuring, Sharing. While we’ve seen a lot of focus on the “A” and even on the “M”, there are very few examples of why the “C" is equally important in the DevOps equation. In her session at @DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, of F5 Networks, explored HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 along with Microservices to illustrate why a collaborative culture between Dev, Ops, and the Network is critical to ensuring success.
The Federal Government’s “Cloud First” policy mandates that agencies take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is a mandatory government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to security assessment, authorization, and continuous monitoring for cloud products and services. Advantages for business include being able to ma...
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The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
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Most people haven’t heard the word, “gamification,” even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day. Gamification is “the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation.” Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics – rules, constructs, processes, and methods – into the real world in an effort to engage people. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Endo, owner and engagement manager of Intrepid D...
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The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable...
The IoTs 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, will demonstrate how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and share the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the development proc...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that BMC Software has been named "Siver Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 18th Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7-9, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York, New York. BMC is a global leader in innovative software solutions that help businesses transform into digital enterprises for the ultimate competitive advantage. BMC Digital Enterprise Management is a set of innovative IT solutions designed to make digital business fast, seamless, and optimized from mainframe to mo...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 develope...
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SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
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SYS-CON Events announced today TechTarget has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. TechTarget is the Web’s leading destination for serious technology buyers researching and making enterprise technology decisions. Its extensive global networ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MangoApps will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. MangoApps provides modern company intranets and team collaboration software, allowing workers to stay connected and productive from anywhere in the world and from any device. For more information, please visit https://www.mangoapps.com/.
The essence of data analysis involves setting up data pipelines that consist of several operations that are chained together – starting from data collection, data quality checks, data integration, data analysis and data visualization (including the setting up of interaction paths in that visualization). In our opinion, the challenges stem from the technology diversity at each stage of the data pipeline as well as the lack of process around the analysis.
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Tintri Inc., a leading producer of VM-aware storage (VAS) for virtualization and cloud environments, will exhibit at the 18th International CloudExpo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, New York, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Bruce Swann, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how the Adobe Marketing Cloud can help marketers embrace opportunities for personalized, relevant and real-time customer engagement across offline (direct mail, point of sale, call center) and digital (email, website, SMS, mobile apps, social networks, connected objects). Bruce Swann has more than 15 years of experience working with digital marketing disciplines like web analytics, social med...

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The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discuss how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. We'll cite examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He'll also highlight how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable again. Lastly we'll provide insight on the importance of properly establishing IoT in the cloud and...
Customer experience has become a competitive differentiator for companies, and it’s imperative that brands seamlessly connect the customer journey across all platforms. With the continued explosion of IoT, join us for a look at how to build a winning digital foundation in the connected era – today and in the future. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Nguyen, Group Product Marketing Manager at Adobe, will discuss how to successfully leverage mobile, rapidly deploy content, capture real-time data, utilize cloud-based infrastructure, balance security requirements and more.
More is being required today of network infrastructure than ever before, due in part to the changing latency and bandwidth needs of modern applications. Wide area networks (“WANs”) are feeling the pressure, especially those that use many technologies from different services providers, are geographically diverse and are stretched to the limit by increased video and cloud app usage. In view of these challenges, hybrid WAN architectures with advanced application-level traffic routing are of particular interest. They combine the reliability of private lines for critical business applications wit...
The Internet of Things has the potential to completely change how we live and work. It’s already causing an evolution in the workplace - especially where IT is involved. By 2020, there will be over 38 billion connected devices. In the interest of convenience and efficiency, we're shoving embedded computers into pretty much every single product and appliance we use, from fridges and blenders to thermostats and security systems. Wi-Fi connected device are no longer an oddity or for use simply by the elite; they're a regularity in both our personal and professional lives.
What a difference a year makes. Organizations aren’t just talking about IoT possibilities, it is now baked into their core business strategy. With IoT, billions of devices generating data from different companies on different networks around the globe need to interact. From efficiency to better customer insights to completely new business models, IoT will turn traditional business models upside down. In the new customer-centric age, the key to success is delivering critical services and apps with a consistent quality of experience irrespective of device, app or network. Open platforms are enab...
One look at the comments section of an April column on digital marketing in TechCrunch, and it becomes obvious that contributor Samuel Scott, the marketing and communications director for data analytics software firm Logz.io, pushed a few hot buttons with his take on marketing tech. Scott argues for a back-to-basics approach to marketing that roots digital strategies firmly in old-school tradition and PR principles. He calls out the communications industry for its reliance on “an echo chamber of meaningless buzzwords” in a piece now shared nearly 16,000 times, with more than 140 comments from...
In his keynote at 18th Cloud Expo, Andrew Keys, Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise, will provide 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 manage...
Big Data analytics and the Internet of Things are still relative newcomers. Given how quickly technology moves, though, it’s not surprising that their next incarnations are already being talked about: cognitive analytics and a much-grown Internet of Things (IoT). We all know about the Internet of Things: it’s data from a host of Web-connected devices that can be analyzed and studied, just like traditional data analytics. But what is cognitive analytics? Think back to old sci-fi shows. Remember the insanely smart, almost-human robot sidekick? Cognitive analytics isn’t there yet, but it does em...
In the rush to compete in the digital age, a successful digital transformation is essential, but many organizations are setting themselves up for failure. There’s a common misconception that the process is just about technology, but it’s not. It’s about your business. It shouldn’t be treated as an isolated IT project; it should be driven by business needs with the committed involvement of a range of stakeholders.
The Internet of Things (IoT) is creeping into every aspect of our lives. With the advent of smart cities, smart manufacturing, precision agriculture, drones and digital energy, businesses and individuals alike have seen the influx of IoT technology. For example, a recent report from Gartner, “suggests that more than 26 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020, with 250,000 of them being vehicles.” So, with the billions of connected things, its only natural this week’s top news roundup would highlight how IoT is maturing and what experts see for the future ahead.
We’ve been doing it for years, decades for some. How many websites have you created accounts on? Your bank, your credit card companies, social media sites, hotels and travel sites, online shopping sites, and that’s just the start. We do it often without even thinking about it, quickly entering our personal information, our data, in a plethora of systems. Sometimes we’re not even aware of the information we are providing. It could be very personal information (think of the security questions you provide answers to for protecting your information on these systems), to information about your beha...
Companies can harness IoT and predictive analytics to sustain business continuity; predict and manage site performance during emergencies; minimize expensive reactive maintenance; and forecast equipment and maintenance budgets and expenditures. Providing cost-effective, uninterrupted service is challenging, particularly for organizations with geographically dispersed operations.
I love EMC World (though I can’t say the same about Las Vega$). I get an opportunity to talk to customers who are at the dirty and grimy frontline of trying to derive value from all of this Big Data hoopla. They teach me tons! One theme that came up several times in our conversations was the following: “I can’t get the Business to engage in an envisioning type of engagement. We have lost their trust. So we are forced to start our Big Data journey from the technology.”
Production demands of the 21st century change at an extraordinary pace. Industrial markets, such as energy and oil & gas face challenges going forward, including the reliable monitoring of assets in the field, dealing with 24×7 production demands, and managing high costs in terms of both time and resources to manage assets in remote locations. These market forces have naturally led to the emergence of the industrial internet of things (IIoT) and wireless communications technology.
Designing IoT applications is complex, but deploying them in a scalable fashion is even more complex. A scalable, API first IaaS cloud is a good start, but in order to understand the various components specific to deploying IoT applications, one needs to understand the architecture of these applications and figure out how to scale these components independently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Nara Rajagopalan is CEO of Accelerite, will discuss the fundamental architecture of IoT applications, and the various components that the cloud needs to support in order to make IoT as a Service possibl...