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Sr Director, Software Strategy and Business Development, Qualcomm
Liat Ben-Zur is senior director, Product Management and leads the AllJoyn business focused on Qualcomm’s Internet of Everything software strategy. Prior to her current role, Liat Ben-Zur built and led the QCT Ecosystem team and helped define the software strategy for Qualcomm’s chipset division. Liat joined Qualcomm in 1998 working as a designer of application-specific integrated circuits. Since then, she has built and led the division’s Technical Account Management team, working closely with QCT’s OEM customers. Later, she ran QCT’s competitive strategy team, evaluating market trends, assessing mergers and acquisitions, and contributing to the division’s long-range planning and technology roadmapping.
Editor in Chief, Programmable Web
David Berlind is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than 20 years dating back to 1991 when he started reviewing technology for PC Week. He was the editor-in-chief at Windows Sources, the editorial director at Computer Shopper, and executive editor at CNET.com. In 2008, David joined UBM Tech Media as a part of that company’s acquisition of Mass Events Labs — a conference production company he founded in 2006 that among other events, produced the API and developer focused event Mashup Camp. There at UBM, he served as the company’s Chief Content Officer until 2013 when he returned to the API economy and joined ProgrammableWeb as its editor-in-chief. David has appeared on international media such as CNN, CNBC, the Charlie Rose Show, NPR, the BBC, the Economist, and FOX.
CEO & Founder, Sproutling
Chris Bruce is the Founder and CEO of Sproutling, a startup raising parenting IQ through seamless technology that delivers smart insights about children. Chris is a parent, entrepreneur, and kid at heart committed to making family life more fun. Prior to Sproutling, he built the mobile platforms for One Medical Group and WellnessFX. Chris started Sproutling as a meaningful endeavor to focus on taking the worry out of parenting, so that families can concentrate on what’s really important, each other. Chris is navigating the transition from software to hardware entrepreneur.
Co-Founder & CTO, Lumo BodyTech
Andrew is passionate about building technology to enhance our relationships with ourselves, each other and the world around us. He is an engineer, back pain sufferer and designer. At LUMO he leads the technology team and focuses on building a new ecosystem of smart devices & physical apps to solve problems for the human body – focusing first on his own experience with finding that improving posture helped mitigate his back pain tremendously. He has a BSE in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan and MS from Stanford University.
Managing Partner, SoftTech VC
Jeff Clavier is the Founder and Managing Partner of SoftTech VC, which has closed 150 investments since 2004. SoftTach VC has backed successful startups like Mint (Intuit), Kongregate (GameStop), Brightroll, Milo (eBay), Wildfire (Google), Bleacher Report (Turner), Fitbit, Eventbrite, Sendgrid, Fab, Poshmark and Class Dojo. The portfolio has also seen acquisitions by Groupon, Twitter, Facebook, Yahoo and AOL.
EVP Chief Experience Officer, R/GA
As Global Chief Experience Officer, Chris excels at creating unique insights and innovating through technology. Acting as a bridge between business, design, and technology, he’s responsible for enacting R/GA’s vision to create meaningful differentiation in an increasingly commoditized world.
Since joining R/GA in 1998, Chris has held a variety of posts in which he’s helped grow the company both strategically and creatively, including EVP Worldwide Creative Director and VP of Interaction Design. In these roles he was responsible for leading the company’s global accounts and helping build out both the systematic and experiential design aspects for the creative department.
Prior to R/GA, Chris acted as VP of Online Services at Byron Preiss Multimedia Company, where he pioneered virtual entertainment services and hybrid web/CD-ROM games in partnership with major media brands. Before that, he worked at Science Applications International Corporation, designing and developing interactive experiences for touchscreen kiosks and first-generation websites.
Andrew is the President of Bionym, makers of the Nymi – the heartwave sensing wristband used for seamless authentication and identity-management. Beyond password and key-replacement, the Nymi platform enables new personalized experiences in retail, hospitality, travel, health & fitness, and home automation. The Nymi will launch with major brand partners in these verticals in mid-2014. In his role, Andrew is responsible for all aspects of go-to-market including platform, business development, marketing and investor relations.
Josh joined Greylock as a principal in 2011. Over the past 15 years, Josh has worked in product and engineering roles at some of the leading companies in social, commerce, and media. Prior to Greylock, Josh was a product lead for growth and relevance at Twitter, and helped Twitter grow its active user base by nearly 10x. Before Twitter, Josh worked on the platform at Facebook and led the launch of Facebook Connect. Earlier in his career, Josh led product management for Zazzle, was part of the early team at LinkedIn focused on growth and jobs, and led product and engineering for RealJukebox and RealPlayer at RealNetworks.
Chief Futurist, Cisco
David Evans is Cisco’s Chief Futurist; a technologist and evangelist who shares his vision of technology’s evolution in anticipation of the coming decades. In his role, Evans assesses technology’s future impact on Cisco customers, businesses, and industries – with the goal of evoking inspiration when it comes to the practical application of technological advances.
An expert on emerging technologies, Evans holds numerous patents in the fields of RFID, connected car, virtual people, and mobile phone technology. His visionary acumen has garnered global attention on topics such as the “Internet of Everything” (IoE) and “The Net Effect,” where he outlines IoE’s transformational impact and the role of the network. Evans’ views have been shared in Forbes, Fortune, CNN, San Jose Mercury News, New York Times, Nikkei, MSNBC, Discovery Channel, History Channel, as well as numerous other media outlets.
A Cisco veteran of more than 23 years, Evans is a member of the Corporate Technology Group (CTG) where he is responsible for identifying disruptive technologies that are relevant and aligned to Cisco.
Vice President, Highway 1
Brady is Vice President at Highway1, PCH International’s incubator program. A prolific speaker and maker on the geek scene, Brady can be found at speaking engagements around the world, inventing new forms of transportation at Burning Man, or creating in the Highway1 San Francisco workshop. Additionally, Brady writes for O’Reilly Radar, tracking changes in technology. Brady is the founder of Ignite, a geek event which has spread to over a hundred cities worldwide.
Principal Strategist, Cisco
Currently working in Corporate Technology and Strategy Organization at Cisco, Biren is involved in identifying key technology trends and accelerating their adoption through strategic recommendations including build/buy/partner decisions. Prior to joining Cisco, he was divisional CTO of a few gaming studios at Zynga and a Sr. Architect at Facebook earlier. In between his roles at Facebook and Zynga, Biren co-founded a startup AdMunity where he created a highly engaging collaborative social platform for advertising community. He loves sharing interesting, action-oriented articles on innovation, leadership and organizational culture at http://thoughts.birengandhi.com/. Biren is actively engaged with a number of non-profit initiatives in the SF Bay Area and regularly participates in their annual Walkathons.
Jay is passionate about making the world a better place through technology for everyday people. Before founding mojio, Jay’s team built the world’s leading vehicle-to-grid system for electric vehicles with customers including the US Army and Chrysler. Today, Jay is realizing his vision for the Internet of Cars with Mojio.
CTO + Co-Founder, SmartThings
As co-founder & CTO of SmartThings, Jeff is a “Cloud CTO” that strongly believes in the importance of Cloud-based services as an enabler of time-to market, scalable architectures, improved and more mature service level agreements, and competitive advantage. Accordingly, he believes that the Internet of Things will happen largely in an ever expanding Internet Cloud. Prior to founding SmartThings, Jeff has spent more than 30 years in software engineering, engineering management, and executive technology leadership roles. Most recently, Jeff was CTO and CIO for ReachLocal, he has served as CTO for SMBLive, Dynix, Apptix, and TeleComputing. Jeff began his commercial software career in the ERP industry at J.D. Edwards and spent the first 13 years of his career at Lockheed.
Hind is the founder and CEO of Instabeat, an award winning startup developing a heads-up display for swimmers to monitor their workouts. Instabeat won the 3rd prize of the Stars of Science competition (2010) and 1st prize of the MIT Enterprise Forum Pan Arab Business Plan competition (2012). In 2012, Hind was selected as one of the top 5 Pan Arab innovators under 35 by MIT Technology Review, a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and a fellow at the INK conference in association with TED. A big believer in the power of technology to improve the quality of life, she is an active member of the Quantified Self organization, and has founded the Beirut Chapter, becoming a pioneer in the movement’s growth in the Middle East.
CEO, Basis Science
Jef leads Basis leveraging his years of consumer technology experience. Prior to joining Basis in 2011 he was CEO at wireless photo start-up, Eye-Fi, taking the company through its 2007 launch to the international retail distribution of its device and cloud service. Before that, he was GM of audio and gaming at Logitech, where he also worked in U.S. and EMEA marketing. He graduated from Purdue University with a B.A. in Communications.
Bryan is CEO of SeeControl, the IoT cloud platform for industrial B2B products. SeeControl is used by customers like ABB, HP and Fujitsu to collect, crunch and view connected product data and deliver industry transforming revenue services. SeeControl is Bryan’s fourth IoT company in twelve years and he has had two acquisitions in the space. His IoT software and hardware offerings have spanned manufacturing, security, logistics, health care, and defense industries. SeeControl is the culmination of those industry experiences across hundreds of customers, use cases and value propositions.
CEO & Founder, OMsignal
Stéphane was co-founder and CEO of Theralive, a small firm specialized in mobile health applications and services, and was co-founder and CEO of Mobivox, a global mobile VoIP platform. In addition to being a repeat entrepreneur, he served as Bell Canada’s Vice President. He was also Chief Marketing Officer of Yellow Media, where he led the development and marketing of digital and mobile products for platforms such as RedFlagDeals.com, LesPAC, YellowAPI, AutoTRADER and Mediative. Stéphane holds a master’s degree in Management of Technology from the University of Waterloo and a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Université du Québec à Montréal.
VP and GM, Smart Home, Lowe's
Kevin Meagher is VP and GM of Lowe’s smart home initiative, including the development of Iris, Lowe’s exclusive Cloud platform designed to monitor and control virtually everything in the home from a computer or smart phone. Prior to Lowe’s, Meagher founded Intamac Systems, a UK company focused on Cloud platforms that deliver new, value-added services to the mass consumer market through telecommunications companies and utilities. Following Intamac, he was a consultant specializing in the Internet of Things. Meagher has been recognized as one of the global pioneers of the smart home. He has lectured on business management and published papers at national and international conferences. Additionally, he is the recipient of numerous awards including Ruban d’Honneur as European Entrepreneur of the Year, and his company won the European Best Business Innovation Award. He has also served as a Group Captain in the Royal Air Force.
CEO & Founder, Ringly
Director, Technology Innovation Center, Target
David Newman is in the process of building out a small team of talented Product Managers for Target’s new San Francisco Technology office. The team will be responsible for developing partnerships with Silicon Valley companies, developing technology roadmaps and integrating partner functionality into Target. Prior to Target, David held a variety of Program and Operations management positions at Walmart.com and was part of the startup team at Epinions. David holds a degree in History from Princeton.
Cameron is CEO and co-founder at Lockitron. Lockitron raised over $2 million through its own independent crowdfunding effort despite being rejected from the Kickstarter platform He believes that contextual computers are taking over the world thanks to experiences like Lockitron which blend together simple hardware and easy to use software into a single utility. Lockitron is shipping to its first backers now. Cameron graduated from the University of Colorado with degrees in history, economics and finance. He grew up taking apart watches, VCRs as well as his first computer, a Macintosh IIcx.
Jonathan is CEO of Filip Technologies, maker of FiLIP – the world’s first wearable phone and smart locator for kids. Powered by AT&T, FiLIP combines advanced cellular and location capability into a colorful wristwatch designed to connect parents with their kids before they are old enough for a smartphone. Prior to Filip, Jonathan was the CEO of Virgin Group in North America and was on the founding teams at Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline, The Spaceship Company, a manufacturer of commercial spaceships, and award-winning airline Virgin America, where he also served on the board. Jonathan is a mentor at TechStars NYC, a leading startup accelerator.
CEO & Founder, Canary
Adam is the CEO and co-founder of Canary, a venture-backed startup transforming the security industry with the world’s first smart home security device for everyone. Canary shattered Indiegogo records, selling $2M of pre-orders and was the most successful crowd-funded connected home device ever. His 15 years of security experience led him from the Israeli military to building physical, operational, and technical security programs for Fortune 100 companies. Additionally, Adam founded the nation’s largest security non-profit organization, Community Security Service, working with local police to secure hundreds of schools and communities across the country. Adam has been an expert resource for outlets like The New York Times, Fast Company and Entrepreneur magazine for his expertise in security and entrepreneurship.
Startup Liason Officer, Rackspace
Robert is a geek who grew up in Silicon Valley (Dad was an engineer at Lockheed) and has been building online communities since 1985. In 2000 he started his technology blog, http://scobleizer.com, and his life has been on a rocketship ever since. Robert worked at Microsoft as an evangelist and one of five who started Microsoft’s Channel9 video community. He’s now at Rackspace as Startup Liaison Officer (traveling around the world to study and make media about world-changing startups). His videos are on http://youtube.com/scobleizer but the best place to watch him now is on Google+, on Twitter, or his blog. His best work is on Rackspace’s Small Teams, Big Impact, site.
Managing Director, Growthpoint Technology Partners
Mike Shepherd’s history as a CEO, executive, software engineer, consultant, financial advisor, investor and board member has given him a broad range of experience. He is an expert in both software and service company growth, technology strategy, marketing strategy, financial strategy, software development and implementation and acquisition and divestiture transactions. Mike’s technology knowledge is primarily in software from the chip to the application layer. He is currently focused on cloud computing (IaaS, PaaS and SaaS), systems management, security, storage, networking and mobile device software. Before co-founding GrowthPoint Technology Partners, he was a principal at SVB Alliant conducting software mergers and acquisitions transactions. Prior to that, Mike was Managing Director of the Nextera Interactive division through to its IPO. At Nextera, he worked with News Corporation on bringing the company’s assets to the Internet and with Hilton Hotels, Starwood and Marriott on Internet strategy.
Head of Business Development, IFTTT
Leor leads business development at IFTTT, a company that empowers users to create powerful connections between web applications, services, and devices with one simple statement: “If this then that.” Previously, Leor spent 10 years at Google. Most recently as the Head of Business Development at NianticLabs, an independent group within Google building location-based apps. Leor also served as a member of Google’s New Business Development team, where he focused on incubating and launching new products and strategic initiatives through partnerships and technology deals for products such as Google Voice and Google Maps. Earlier on, Leor launched Google’s field operations in Israel, and also managed Google’s online sales and operations in Russia, the Middle East, South Africa, Croatia, and Israel.
Zach Supalla, CEO of Spark, is an entrepreneur, a Maker, and a designer. Zach juggles hardware design, front-end software development, and leading his team through the trials and tribulations of a hardware start-up. Spark is a start-up that’s making it easier to build internet-connected hardware. The Spark team led a successful Kickstarter campaign for their product, the Spark Core, in May 2013, raising nearly $600K in 30 days off of a goal of $10K. They’re now shipping to 61 countries, with thousands of engineers and developers building new connected devices with their technology. Their products have been featured in WIRED, Engadget, Fast Company, TechCrunch, the Discovery Channel, and many other publications.
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