Learn how to automate your systems, how to build chat bots and the future of deep learning. Explore the applications of machine learning, NLP, and computer vision transferring Neural Network know-how from academia to architects
Why deep neural nets cannot ever match biological intelligence and what to do about it?
Danko Nikolic, Lead Data Scientist @ CSC
The Rise of Anticipatory Multi-Objective Machine Learning
Carlos Azevedo, Machine Intelligence @ Ericsson Research
Adversarial Examples in Machine Learning
Nicolas Papernot, Computer Security Graduate Research Assistant & Google PhD Fellow
Patrick McDaniel, Director of Institute for Network and Security Research @ Penn State University
The Emergence of Bring Your Own Agent (BYOA)
Dennis Mortensen, Founder @ X.ai
Customizing the Learning Algorithms
Bhawna Shiwani, Research Engineer @ Delsys Inc
Production-grade Machine Learning
John Whitbeck, Tech Lead @ Liftoff
Amplifying Human Decision-Makers with IOT Driven Intelligent Context-Aware Systems
Vikas Agrawal, Senior Principal Data Scientist @ Oracle
Tips and Tricks to Building a Random Forests Classifier
Anna Quach, P.h.D Student @ Utah State University
AI for Social Good
Kirk Borne, Principal Data Scientist @ Booz Allen Hamilton
Working with a machine on a software team
Michael Bucko, Co-Founder @ Deckard A.I.
The Biological Path Towards Strong AI
Matthew Taylor, Open Source community flag-bearer @ Numenta
Real-world Machine Learning: A View From the Trenches!
Francisco Martin, Co-Founder & CEO @ BigML
Designing an AI-driven simulator inside of WhatsApp for learning new skills
Mohammed Abdoolcarim, Co-Founder @ Vahan
Common Sense for Cars
Eyal Amir, CEO & Chief Data Scientist @ ParkNav
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MACHINE LEARNING RESEARCH
Machine and Deep Learning Fundamentals, implementation and new modelling strategies for your frameworks straight from the labs.
NLP & CHATBOTS
Detection, tracking & integration tips for robots, drones & autonomous vehicles. Leverage conversational architecture with bot-builders and a slick UX.
APPLIED AI: STARTUPS, INDUSTRY & SOCIETY
Discover the applications of AI from startups and industry, what it takes to manage an AI company and the impacts on society with this technology.
DEMOS & TUTORIALS
Be the first to discover the algorithms, APIs, platforms and tools enabling AI tech with these hands-on sessions, demos and workshops.
Product Solutions, Hortonworks
Andrew Psaltis is deeply entrenched in streaming and IoT systems and obsessed with delivering insight at the speed of thought. As the author of Streaming Data (http://manning.com/psaltis/) by Manning, an international speaker and trainer he spends most of his waking hours thinking about, writing about, and building streaming systems. He has previously spoken previously at Berlin Buzzwords, ApacheCon, QCon New York, IoT StampedCon, Hadoop with the Best, and Big Data StampedCon.
Michael E. Legatt
CEO & Founder, ResilientGrid
Michael E. Legatt is the CEO and founder of ResilientGrid, Inc., whose mission is to grow resilient infrastructures by optimizing the human side of the infrastructure management, including situational awareness, decision making support and collaboration tools in normal and emergency operations, and in fostering the kinds of organizational culture (high reliability, just culture) that empower humans to work more efficiently and effectively, lowering human error rates. Dr. Legatt has been a programmer for over 20 years, and worked in the energy, financial, medical, neuroscience research and educational sectors. He has M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Health Psychology/Neuropsychology from the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology/Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, and is a Certified Performance Technologist. As an amateur (ham) radio operator, he received a commendation for helping to provide emergency communications during the 2003 blackout in the northeastern United States, which sparked his interest in the psychology of energy management. He works to build systems designed to provide operators with needed information, optimizing for perception, speed, comprehension, and stress management. He also works at the organizational level to support the growth of the industry's high reliability culture. Prior to founding ResilientGrid, Michael spent ten years as the principal human factors engineer for the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT), which manages the flow of electricity to over 24 million Texas customers, about 90% of Texas' load. There, his development of the Macomber Map® has been featured in the New York Times, National Public Radio, T&D World, and Forbes. The Macomber Map was credited as being instrumental in helping ERCOT operators maintain grid reliability during several record-setting wind generation levels since 2010, and through several severe weather events since 2009. He also works on the behavioral aspects of consumer electric use, researching electric vehicle to grid integration, behavioral aspects of conservation and consumer awareness in grid management, and the cybersecurity, behavioral, and reliability issues that arise with integration of new technologies across layers of the grid. He was the principal investigator on a collaborative research project between ERCOT, University of Texas at Austin, EV-TEC and Pecan Street Project, studying the integration of electric vehicle charging and driver behavioral patterns with the bulk electric system. This research project studied the viability of EVs to intelligently charge in a distributed fashion and provide ancillary services, enhancing grid stability and resiliency.
VP, Amazon Web Services
Sandy Carter is the Vice President of Amazon Web Services focused on Enterprise Workloads like Microsoft and helping companies with innovation and technology. One of the leading pioneers in the digital business revolution, Sandy was a driving force of Innovation at IBM for the last decade. She was responsible for connecting emerging technology companies and accelerators with enterprises to increase productivity while fostering a community of innovation. She is an extreme innovator and bestselling author publishing her 5th book Extreme Innovation: Three Superpowers for Purpose and Profit, built on her revolutionary research with Carnegie Mellon SV. Sandy was named Top 3 Innovation Influencer at SXSW in 2017, Top 5 Social Influencer at Social Media World in 2017, Top 4 Bot Influencer by BotsCamp in 2017, Digital Influencer in 2016 by Forbes, a Social Media Legend, Top 10 Women in Technology by CNN, and top 100 Influencer in AI, IoT, and Social Business by Onalytica. Sandy is the Chairman of the Board of Girls in Tech. She was honored 2X with the AIT United Nations Member of the Year award for helping developing countries with technology. She is an Advisor to startups in AI, IoT, and AR/VR. A trailblazer behind new business market entry and a recognized thought leader, Sandy has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Business Insider, Forbes, and Venture Beat
Open Source, DCDConverged.com
Roger Strukhoff is Director of Research for Altoros, headquartered in Sunnyvale, CA. He also serves as Conference Chair of Cloud Expo/Things Expo, Co-Chair of DCD Converged, Co-Chair of the Big Data World Forum, and Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Studies. He received a BA from Knox College and conducted MBA studies at Cal State-East Bay.
Daron is a Microsoft Regional Director and an Azure MVP. He is a regular speaker at international conferences focusing on Microservices, Serverless and IoT. Daron currently works as a CTO in XOMNI Inc, a cloud company building PAAS offerings for retailers and XOGO where they are building a decision signage platform.
Director Emerging Tech, SAS Institute
Tamara Dull is the Director of Emerging Technologies for SAS Best Practices, a thought leadership team at SAS Institute. Through key industry engagements, and provocative articles and publications, she delivers a pragmatic perspective on big data, the Internet of Things, open source, privacy, and cybersecurity. Tamara began her high-tech journey long before the internet was born, and has held both technical and management positions for multiple technology vendors, consultancies, and a non-profit. Her latest publication is “A Non-Geek’s A-to-Z Guide to the Internet of Things.” Tamara is listed in the IoT Institute's "25 Most Influential Women in IoT" and in Onalytica’s Big Data Top 100 Influencers and Brands lists for the last three years. She is also an advisory board member for the Internet of Things Community.
Sales Director, Natterbox Limited
Ian Moyse has been a leader in the Cloud industry for over 12 years and is Sales Director at Cloud Telephony Vendor Natterbox. Ian sat on the Boards of Eurocloud, FAST and the Cloud Industry Forum and in 2016 & 2017 Ian was a judge on the UK Cloud Awards. Ian has been rated #1 Global SaaS influencer (Klout) and #1 Cloud Social influencer from 2015-2017 (Onalytica). He is widely published on Cloud and is an approved writer for Cloudtech and has been published by the National Computing Centre. Ian was awarded UK Sales Director of the year by Institute of Sales & Marketing and is widely known as a leading Social Seller. Ian can be followed at www.ianmoyse.cloud
Co-Founder and CEO, Softimize
Guy Vinograd is a seasoned High-Tech executive and an expert software architect for IoT clouds. As an industry leader he is a popular speaker and the organizer of the Smart IoT Product Experts of Israel meetup group. Guy specializes in developing cloud-based SaaS products for millions of users interacting with millions of devices and sensors with soft real-time latencies. Guy is considered a leading expert of Amazon Web Services and a creator of best practices for efficient development using Java in the cloud. Guy has co-founded Softimize, the first and leading IoT clouds maker for OEMs in Israel.
VP, Product Dev, Sequitur Labs
Mike Hendrick has over 15 years of experience in Telecommunications. Over his career, he has worked in many areas within the telecommunications industry from Engineering to Product Development to IT. In his roles at T-Mobile, Mike partnered with many companies such as Ericsson, HTC, and Samsung to deliver products such as the first GPRS network in North America, T-Mobile’s MyFaves product, and self-service applications for smart phones. In addition, he worked in standardization efforts to help establish the GERAN specification for allowing mobile services over WiFi. Mike started his career in antenna and RF design at Raytheon/TI. He graduated with a MS in electrical engineering from Auburn University.
Dir. Server Arch, Intel
Co-Founder & CEO, StratIS IoT
Felicite Moorman is CEO of BuLogics and Co-founder and CEO of StratIS, an international speaker, an award-winning technology entrepreneur for the Internet of Things and Smart Cities and is focused on triple-bottom line growth. StratIS is an award-winning SaaS Platform for large-scale Internet of Things installations. StratIS is listed by Entrepreneur Magazine as one of the“Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America.” Moorman is also CEO of BuLogics, which designs, builds, and certifies hardware, software, and ecosystems for the Internet of Things and is the recent recipient of the esteemed Entrepreneur of the Year award and the Technological Excellence Award. Moorman was recently named in The Top 15 Women To Watch In Tech by the Business Journals, as well as on the list of The 50 Most Influential Women in IoT. She has earned an international reputation as a go-to IoT industry expert, developing pioneering strategic partnerships and unprecedented technology strategies and initiatives. Moorman has been featured as a thought leader in US News & World Report, Fast Company, Chicago Tribune, Yahoo! News, Dell, Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Business Journal, the Huffington Post, amongst others. She’s also a frequent writer, speaker, and presenter on the Internet of Things and has been featured at Broadcom Communities, CABA, AIM and in IoT Today, MultiFamily Executive and CIO Review. Moorman is a Board Member of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Small Business Board. She is also a community activist and Chair of East Falls Forward, a Philadelphia Registered Community Organization focused on the revitalization of the Riverfront Business District. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law and a Law School Club Founder. For more information on Moorman visit https://spark.adobe.com/page/YPKPE/
CTO & VP Eng, Symantec
Ashok has led products across Google, Twitter, Flipkart, Symantec, Oracle etc.. Ashok has led products across CyberSecurity, IOT Security, IIOT Security, IIOT Edge Analytics, Machine Learning, Big Data and hyper scale computing. My interests are in Industrial Internet (IIOT) and IOT, CyberSecurity (Threat and Information Protection), Machine Learning, Game Theory, Graph Diffusion Operations Research, Optimization Theory, Approximation Algorithms, Game Theory, Complex Event Processing Systems
Sr Big Data Architect
Dr. Craig Brown is a top Techpreneur and Technology expert covering 28+ years of various technological and innovative projects for top fortune 1000 companies. He is also a Big Data subject matter expert, a technology & business consultant, philanthropist, cancer survivor and mentor. As a front runner in the technology industry he seeks to offer advice that minimizes the use of technical jargon and maximizes the use of real language, helping ease challenges that most companies and professionals face daily. Brown has doctoral degrees from University of Pennsylvania and Cornell University, an MBA from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School and BS degrees from University of Pennsylvania. With over 25 professional certifications in technology & business Dr. Brown is a leading expert in the IT arena.
CEO & Co-founder, Innit
Kevin Brown is the CEO and Co-founder of Innit. Kevin is an accomplished entrepreneur and executive, with more than 20 years experience in the networking, storage, security, and cloud sectors. Prior to joining Innit, Kevin served in roles including CEO of Kidaro (acquired: MSFT), Vice President at Decru (acquired: NTAP), and VP/GM and founding team at Internet infrastructure pioneer Inktomi (NASDAQ: INKT, acquired: YHOO). Kevin is a Fellow at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business where he sits on the Dean's Advisory Council, and earned his Bachelor's and MBA degrees at UC Berkeley, where he served as MBA class president.
Founder & CEO, Veniam
An award-winning wireless engineer, academic leader and passionate entrepreneur, João loves to turn complex theorems and algorithms into products and services that can make a real difference in people's lives. After more than a decade developing new wireless networking technologies at Technische Universitaet Muenchen, Universidade do Porto, MIT, and Carnegie Mellon, João founded two venture-backed startups, Streambolico and Veniam, where he serves as board director and CEO respectively. His work has led to 160 science and technology papers, as well as feature articles by NPR, BBC, MIT Technology Review, The Atlantic, and TechCrunch. João Barros has received several awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, the 2011 IEEE ComSoC and Information Theory Society Joint Paper Award, the 2012 BES National Innovation Award, the 2013 Building Global Innovators Grand Prize (ISCTE-IUL and MIT) and a state-wide best teaching award by the Bavarian State Ministry of Sciences, Research and the Arts. João Barros has a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (Germany), his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto, Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, and a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, Portugal. www.veniam.com | https://twitter.com/veniamworks | https://www.facebook.com/veniamworks | https://www.linkedin.com/company/veniam-lda
IoT Expert | Faculty | Author | Keynote Speaker, SJSU
Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on IoT area. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. He served as a faculty several at well-known universities and colleges, including the University of California, Berkeley; California State University-East Bay; San Jose State University; and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. He was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016, his research mentioned in many reputable sites and magazines including Forbes and MIT Technology Review.
COO/Advisory Board, Augmate
Dana Farbo has been innovating in digital for over 20 years and is constantly looking at how the interoperability of things can lead to a better world. His early work in digital marketing led to breakthroughs in dynamic messaging and advanced personalization. His firm was an early mover in augmented reality and mobile location-based-services. As COO, Dana brings the knowledge of a marketer and customer experience to the role of operations where he ensures that the human is still an integral part of the system. He has built and sold companies, written a best-selling book on online marketing, is an Adjunct Professor at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, co-leads the world’s largest augmented reality meetup and has spoken at many technology events around the globe.
With nearly three decades of executive sales expertise, Henry has successful sales and operations experience in high-growth technology startups and Fortune 250 corporations across multiple industries, including: wireless telecommunications, logistics/supply chain, transportation, software as a service (SaaS), and e-commerce. Since joining SkyBitz in 2009, Henry reinvented the company’s go-to-market strategy, spearheading the industry’s first-ever, subscription-based service for tracking and asset management. Under his direction, SkyBitz is dedicated to being a customer experience organization first, focusing on the customer’s entire lifecycle to proactively ensure world-class customer satisfaction. Henry holds a B.A. in Accounting from the University of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
President & CTO, People Power Company
David Moss is President, CTO, and co-founder of People Power Company, a Silicon Valley software company that delivers white-label ready smart home services to consumers around the world through iconic service provider brands. Today, David is most interested in pushing the boundaries of IoT and smart home services to go beyond apps, rules, and 'things' by delivering more intuitive experiences that leverage bots as vehicles for machine learning and artificial intelligence solutions. David’s technology has been deployed into millions of homes and businesses worldwide, and his open source contributions have been used by thousands of developers around the world.
Chief Evangelist for Alexa and Echo, Amazon
Grad Research Assistant, UAH
Thiago Alves received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from the “Pontifícia Universidade Católica” (PUC) in 2013. He was the recipient of the Best Senior Design Award from PUC University Electrical Engineering Department in 2013. In 2014 he created the OpenPLC, the first IEC 61131-3 compliant open source industrial controller. OpenPLC is being used as a valuable tool for control system research and education. The OpenPLC project has contributions from several universities and private companies, such as Johns Hopkins and FreeWave Technologies. Currently Thiago is a Ph.D. student at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. His research interests include cybersecurity for SCADA systems, industrial controllers and embedded systems.
CTO, Industrial Internet Consortium
President & CEO, BaseN Corporation
Since establishing BaseN Corporation in 2001, Pasi Hurri has been holding the position of Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Hurri is an expert speaker and senior Member of IEEE as well as a visiting lecturer at several Universities. Prior to founding BaseN, Mr. Hurri spent more than a decade in senior technology management positions. He presided the engineering effort of the KPNQwest Eurorings network, then the largest pan-European carrier transporting more than 50% of the Internet traffic. Within Ahlstrom Corporation Mr. Hurri managed the creation of a global IP network in the early 90`s. With his strategic thinking inherited from the Finnish Air Force, Mr. Hurri has always emphasized the importance of deep situational awareness, according to Clausewitz principles. Mr. Hurri also holds the position of the Chairman for Industrial Internet of Things steering group of TEKES.
Software Engineer, June
Ronica Jethwa is a Machine Intelligence engineer at June, where she develops deep learning models for June’s hardware products. Her background is focused in object detection, image rendering and image classification, and at June she leverages deep learning to address problems in semantic segmentation, image and signal processing, and developing autoencoders for food technology. Ronica earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Electronics and Communication Engineering at Rashtreeya Vidyalaya College of Engineering in Bangalore, India, followed by a Master’s Degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Northeastern University in Boston. During her studies, she also completed an internship with ON Semiconductor, where she developed an app on Google’s Project Tango to capture and analyze metadata for device pose reconstruction and visual odometry in computer vision applications. Ronica’s other projects include an intoxicated driver detection system for automobile applications that combined Markov models and deep learning models, and a cat face detection system for smart pet feeders. At June she endeavors to fuse deep learning with food technology to revolutionize the modern kitchen.
Hristo Bojinov is CTO of Innit, where he is responsible for applying state of the art computer technology towards the company vision. In this position, Hristo is actively working in the areas of computer vision, cloud and big data, as well as mobile and embedded software and hardware development. Prior to Innit, Hristo was CEO of Anfacto, a consulting company that specialized in Android OS customization for large wireless carriers. Before that he was CSO at 3LM (acq: MMI), the first MDM vendor to offer a full range of native enterprise service capabilities for Android devices. Prior to 3LM, Hristo held a variety of engineering and managerial roles at Facebook, Google, Decru (acq: NTAP), and Oracle. Hristo holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Stanford University and S.B. from MIT (Course 6-3).
Sr Software Engineer, Vivint, Inc.
GM for IoT Cloud Services, Arm
Himagiri (Hima) Mukkamala is GM for IOT Cloud Services at Arm. He’s responsible for leading the organization to define and deliver IOT cloud services that connect, secure & manage IOT devices. Previously, he was responsible for leading the Predix™ Edge/Cloud Services engineering and technical product management organization to deliver high quality software using Agile/XP principles. In his previous role at Sybase, Hima led various groups in the Mobile Platform organization and played a significant part in the successful acquisition by SAP.
Director Of Software Development, Sensoria, Inc.
After more than 15 years of experience on development and the Microsoft Data Platform, with a specific focus on High Performance databases, Business Intelligence, Data Science and Data Architectures, he's now applying all his skills to IoT, defining architectures to crunch numbers, create nice user experiences and provide meaningful insights, all leveraging Microsoft Azure cloud. MVP on Data Platform since 2006 he has a very strong background development and love both the ER model and OO principles. He is also a fan of Agile Methodology and Automation, which he tries to apply everywhere he can, to make sure that "people think, machines do".
Ronald B. McCollam
Solutions Architect, Resin,io
Ronald McCollam is a "geek of all trades" with experience ranging from full stack development to IT operations to management and sales. He has a strong background in open source software, starting when a stack of 3.5" Slackware floppies was the *easy* way to install Linux. He's bridged the gap between technology and sales at large infrastructure and Big Data companies and now spends his days bringing DevOps tools to embedded and IoT companies with resin.io. When not on the road, Ronald resides on his back porch in Somerville, MA with a frosty beverage in hand.
Kari Pulli is CTO at Meta, where he leads all the engineering work to create a full wearable AR experience. Before joining Meta, Kari worked as CTO of the Imaging and Camera Technologies Group at Intel influencing the architecture of future IPUs. He was VP of Computational Imaging at Light and before that he led research teams at NVIDIA Research (Senior Director) and at Nokia Research (Nokia Fellow) on Computational Photography, Computer Vision, and Augmented Reality. He headed Nokia's graphics technology, and contributed to many Khronos and JCP mobile graphics and media standards, and wrote a book on mobile 3D graphics. Kari holds CS degrees from Univ. Minnesota (BSc), Univ. Oulu (MSc, Lic. Tech.), Univ. Washington (PhD); and an MBA from Univ. Oulu. He has taught and worked as a researcher at Stanford, Univ. Oulu, and MIT.
Founder & CEO, Nomiku
Lisa Q. Fetterman is the founder and CEO of Nomiku, the first home sous vide immersion circulator and bestselling author of "Sous Vide at Home". Lisa has been featured in Wired, Make, and Forbes, and was named on Inc, Forbes, and Zagat Survey’s 30 Under 30 lists for her pioneering work in the food space. She has worked at some of the top restaurants in the country including Babbo and Jean-Georges in New York and Saison in San Francisco.
COO, Wearable Experiments
Alexandra Wood is the Chief Operating Officer of Wearable X (formerly known as Wearable Experiments), a socially driven wearable technology company. Wearable X’s mission is to bring together fashion and technology with a functional design aesthetic and use creative problem solving to help us live well and have a better quality of life.
Previously, Alexandra served as the Global Product Director for communications group Havas, where she led teams globally that developed user-centric digital products, both for clients such as IBM, and for Havas. In addition, Alexandra led global operations and business development efforts for Havas Cognitive, a new practice area specialized in helping clients build AI-powered products and services to enhance customer experience.
In addition, Alexandra has served in several other technology-enabled leadership roles, ranging from agency-side eCommerce at CREATETHE Group to operations and logistics for multi-billion dollar industrial supplier, McMaster-Carr.
Alexandra holds a number of leadership positions in nonprofit organizations, including the Harvard Alumni Association and the Harvard College Fund.
A native New Yorker, Alexandra is a graduate of Harvard University, from which she earned a B.A. in Government.
Head of Engineering, Worldsensing
Albert is the Head of Engineering at Worldsensing, a widely recognized global IoT pioneer, where he leads the Engineering and Innovation teams that provide cities with the tools to make the right operational decisions based on real-time intelligence. At Worldsensing his team builds wireless sensor technology devices and real-time software solutions to provide operational intelligence to operators and decision makers. Previously, VP of Engineering at EVRYTHNG, he built the team that designed and delivered an award-winning IoT platform used by numerous customers such as Coca-Cola, DIAGEO, GE, Unilever, or LVMH. He graduated with a MsC in Telecommunications Engineering providing him with a really strong background in Electronics and Computer Science both of which are extremely valuable for building full end-to-end IoT teams and products.
Liran is Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Seebo, provider of the leading platform for IoT modeling, simulation, and delivery. Product and engineering teams use Seebo to deliver smart, connected products to market - quickly and cost-efficiently. Liran is a driven and accomplished entrepreneur with hands-on experience leading software development, business development and integrated marketing. Perviously to Seebo, Liran co-founded Playfect, a mobile and gaming accessories manufacturer, later acquired by Mobile Fun. He studied computer science and information systems at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology, and when not at the office, Liran enjoys traveling, politics, and writing music.
Sr Software Engineer, SimpliSafe
Chairman, LoRa Alliance
Mr. Geoff Mulligan is a consultant, developer and lecturer on the IoT, Privacy and Security and is the US representative to the ISO Smart and Sustainable Cities project, Chairman of the LoRa Alliance and Executive Director and founder of the IPSO Alliance. In 2013 and 2014 while serving as a White House Presidential Innovation Fellow working on the Cyber-Physical Systems project with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) he co-created the SmartAmerica Challenge. Mr. Mulligan is the Founder and President of Proto6, a technology consulting company focused on the Internet of Things, RF Sensors, IPv6, IP networks and open systems. He creatied the 6LoWPAN protocol and was a founder of the Zigbee Alliance. Geoff helped build the first commercial firewall product and was instrumental in the design of the IPv6 protocol. He holds over 15 patents in network security and electronic mail and is often called to serve as an expert witness on patent litigation. He testified before the US Congress on Electronic Commerce and Computer Security and authored the security book "Removing the Spam" in 1999. Mr. Mulligan received his MS in Computer Science from the University of Denver after graduating from the United States Air Force Academy. He holds a number of patents in computer and network security and electronic mail. He is the author of the book "Removing the Spam,” published by Addison Wesley in March of 1999. His book was selected as one of the best security books of 1999. In 1997 Geoff was called to testify before the Congressional Committee on Science about electronic commerce and computer security and in 1998 he was an expert witness in the Amazon vs. Barnes & Nobel “1 click” patent case. Geoff has long held to the philosophy that the key to success in our rapidly changing society is to stay close to the cutting edge, and to keep pace with evolving technology. He believes that one can never stop learning and sees the potential in new ideas, even before the industry accepts them as standards. Geoff is known for his far-reaching knowledge on a vast array of computer subjects and is respected by his colleagues for his insight into established and emerging fields. Vint Cerf has often referred to Geoff as the “Father of the Embedded Internet”
Consumer Goods, Chamberlain Group (CGI)
Philipp is a seasoned automotive industry expert. He was the Founder and CEO at S1NN GmbH (acquired by Harman International) and instrumental with in-car audio and connectivity, delivering a highly sophisticated infotainment systems to automotive customers; Audi, Bentley, Porsche and Tesla. Prior to joining CloudCar, Philipp also held Executive level positions in TradeBeam, Harman/Becker, and Bose. Philipp holds degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Business Administration from the Technical University Berlin.
Shayan Motamedi Fakhr
Data Analyst Engineer, PneumaCare
Co-founder & CEO, Nanowear Inc.
Venk is the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Nanowear, a New York-based connected-self technology platform for non-invasive diagnostics and chronic disease management built on first-of-its-kind cloth-based nanosensors. The Company was founded in September 2014 and received its first FDA 510(k) Class II clearance in December 2016 for SimplECG, an undergarment capturing and transmitting multi-channel ECG, heart rate and respiratory rate continuously via an iOS mobile application and HIPAA-compliant web portal. Nanowear’s first product launch, SimpleSense, is an undergarment for Congestive Heart Failure monitoring and management. Before Nanowear, Venk Varadan spent ~7 years in Technology Investment Banking, focusing exclusively on venture-backed software and communications technology in which he successfully advised growth companies in over $3bn USD worth of transactions at UBS Investment Bank, Citadel Investment Group and Wells Fargo Securities in New York. Prior to his Wall Street career, Venk spent ~ 3 years in sales and marketing at Eli Lilly and Sanofi Aventis Pharmaceuticals in New York. Venk received his Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University in Finance & Entrepreneurship and his Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from Duke University
The 8 App, Founder & CEO
Sue Fennessy is the Founder and CEO of The 8 App- a social media marketplace that enables brands to sponsor people directly, transforming their relationships with customers at scale. The 8 data system enables micro targeting of influencers and customers, makes sponsor offers at scale and tracks the performance of organic posts across all social platforms. With an influencer network of 85,000, Sue envisages a future where every person is valued and sponsored directly by brands.
Cloudcar, Director of Product
Ahmer comes from a background in engineering, product management, and business development in the mobile and auto space. Having worked with customers as diverse as Qualcomm, Mediatek, Texas Instruments, AT&T, Toyota and Ford, Ahmer brings a lot of industry experience across multiple technology channels. As a product executive, Ahmer has led numerous products and services into the market while leading multi-national teams in North America, Europe, and Asia. Ahmer holds a degree in Electrical Engineering with a focus on RF and Microwave communication from Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Waygum, Inc, CEO & Founder
Sundar Krish is currently the CEO & Founder of a venture backed startup in the Industrial IoT / mobile space, called Waygum.io . He is an eminent speaker in the Industrial IoT, mobile and machine learning spaces. Previously he was a distinguished software architect at Cisco. He holds an degree in Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras
ZIMPERIUM, IoT Security Architect
VINCI Digital - Industrial IoT (IIoT) Advisory, Founder & CEO
Senior executive consistently proving, during more than 20 years of professional experience, strong business resilience and new challenges "addiction", especially in demanding and stressful environments such as startups and turnarounds. Solid background mainly developed in large multinational organizations, acting in the Oil & Gas, Automotive, and Telecom sectors, and having - as a common basis - a consistent experience in Strategy & Operational Consulting.
IoT ONE, Industrial IoT Analyst and Researcher
Novelda AS, VP of Sales and Marketing
IoT ONE, CEO
Erik Walenza is the CEO of IoT ONE Inc., the Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Smart Factory Task Group (SFTG), and the Shanghai Director of Startup Grind. IoT ONE is leading source of information and insight regarding Industrial Internet of Things vendors and solutions. Companies work with IoT ONE to develop their customer bases, partner ecosystems, and innovation strategies. As Chair of the IIC SFTG, Erik works with IIC members to reduce risk for early adopters of Industrial IoT technologies in manufacturing. Through Startup Grind Erik supports the development of Shanghai's innovation ecosystem.
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