IOT Evolution Expo Las Vegas 2015 Keynote Presentation: IBM
Transforming business: Capturing new value with Enterprise Internet of Things
Sky is an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the CTO for Internet of Things in IBM's Analytics division. He is responsible for technical strategy and directions related to the Internet of Things within IBM. Sky has lengthy experience working with clients in complex and embedded systems development across many industries, including telecom equipment, aerospace/defense, automotive, and electronics. His current areas of focus include design methods and technologies for machine-to-machine/internet-of-things, analytics for IoT, and security and privacy in IoT. Prior to his current role, he was the CTO for the Systems Engineering and Embedded Software portfolio in IBM Rational. He has over 20 years of experience working on tools for engineering of complex and embedded systems. Sky is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and holds a BSc in Computer Science from Acadia University in Nova Scotia, Canada.
IOT Evolution Expo Las Vegas 2015 Keynote Presentation: Sikorsky
Aviation: The Leading Edge of Connected Transportation
Simon Gharibian is currently the Senior Program Manager, Intelligence Technology at Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation. In this role, Simon is responsible for the Intelligence pillar for Sikorsky Innovations, and will work with a cross functional team to develop and communicate the Intelligence vision, secure internal and external investments, and drive the program through the defined maturation roadmap. The Intelligence pillar includes elements such as active control systems and advanced diagnostics and prognostics. Simon's role will include the optimization and coordination of "Intelligent Aircraft" and "Intelligent Operations" activities into an integrated solution that brings differentiation and value to both Military and Commercial product lines. In addition, the role will drive the Sikorsky Innovations effort to identify unique technologies both internally and externally, through the management and promotion of the Entrepreneurial Challenge and the Sikorsky iPrize competitions. Read More
IOT Evolution Expo Las Vegas 2015 Keynote Presentation: Coach Joe Gibbs
A successful organization starts with its people. This has long been the philosophy of Joe Gibbs. It helped carry him to three Super Bowl championships as the Pro Football Hall of Fame as head coach of the NFL's Washington Redskins and has been a defining principle behind building Joe Gibbs Racing (JGR) into one of NASCAR's most successful multi-team racing organizations. It also guides Gibbs' latest project: "Game Plan For Life", which is the title of his New York Times Best Selling book and corresponding ministry (www.gameplanforlife.com). JGR has experienced amazing success and growth since Gibbs founded the operation in 1991.
IOT Evolution Expo Las Vegas 2015 Keynote Presentation: Spireon
Marc Brungger is Spireon's Chief Executive Officer. He joined Spireon June 10th, 2013 and is based at Spireon's Technology Center in Irvine, California. Prior to Spireon, Brungger served as Vice President of Finance for Mitchell International followed by an appointment to Executive Vice President, APD, where he oversaw the Mitchell auto physical damage division managing Sales, Product Management, Technology Delivery, Client Services, Customer Service, and Content Departments. During his tenure, Brungger was instrumental in transforming APD's product offering over a 3-year period. In the process he consolidated over 40 individual products into a single technology platform with two major customer-facing environments WorkCenter and RepairCenter. Throughout his 20 + year career at Mitchell, Brungger contributed to the company's success serving in various key executive capacities including Vice President and General Manager of Mitchell Publications, General Manager of Global Operations and then, assuming command of the Collision Repair Solutions division. In this position, Brungger delivered advanced information, estimating, workflow, and business management solutions to Mitchells valued body shop clients. In early 2006, Marc was promoted to Senior Vice President Client Services, which included Small Business Sales and Mitchells Service Organization, with well over 200 dedicated service employees. Before joining Mitchell, Brungger honed his management and finance skills in the banking industry and his insight into technology markets working for HP Computer (then known as Digital). Brungger is a native of Switzerland who earned his BA from the Alpine College of Davos, Switzerland.
IOT Evolution Expo Las Vegas 2015 Keynote Presentation: Eurotech
Larry Wall joined Eurotech in 2014 as Chief Executive Officer. As such, Larry is responsible for overseeing the operations, sales, and results of the organization as it delivers industry leading hardware, software, and services to enable the Internet of Things and embedded computing in the North American market. Larry joined Eurotech from AT&T where he led a business unit responsible for providing end-to-end mobile and M2M solutions to AT&T customers. Larry had profit and loss (P&L) responsibilities including sales, product management and development, professional and managed services, technology and delivery partnerships, and go-to-market strategies with over $100M combined annual revenue. Larry's leadership experience includes scalable and value-based sales and delivery models, "top-of-stack" cloud-based products and services, thought leadership activities, and building high-performing teams and organizations. Prior to joining AT&T in 2010 when his firm was acquired, Larry was a founding partner of inCode/inCompass Telecom, a consulting and service provider to mobile operators and enterprises globally. Larry led the mobile solutions business where he launched new products and services, grew revenue and profit, and served as executive sponsor with major clients. Larry''s career also includes start-up formation and growth, and strategic business transformation. He has a Bachelor's Degree in Electrical Engineering from Purdue University and a Master's in Business Administration from Johns Hopkins University.