Internet of Things: Time for A Modern Data Platform

February 2, 2017
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: “Survival is optional. No one has to change” (W. Edward Deming). The Internet of Things (IoT) can be very complex – with multiple platforms, incompatible protocols, and high volumes of streaming data. How to bring all this together to solve real-world challenges and capture new business opportunities? A Modern Data Platform for IoT. What? A platform that can handle all kinds of data. A platform that combines IoT data with existing business data in new and innovative ways. A platform you can use to take the next giant leap in IoT productivity. The experts speak. Walter Muntzenberger, SAP: “There is no reason anyone would want a computer in their home” (Ken Olsen). Carol Clarke, SAP: “There is one thing stronger than all the armies of the world, and that is an idea whose time has come” (Victor Marie Hugo). Tim Hardy, SAP: “We are moving from a world of materialism to one of experientialism” (James Wallman). Join us for Internet of Things: Time for A Modern Data Platform.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of more than 25 weekly business thought leadership talk series presented by SAP under the banner of Coffee Break with Game-Changers Radio, which debuted in 2011. In a uniquely lively, unscripted roundtable discussion format, Game-Changers offers a broad range of expert business and technology insights to a global business audience.

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Prashant Kulkarni


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Paul Madsen



Paul Madsen is a Principal Technical Architect within the Office of the CTO at Ping Identity. He has participated in various design, chairing, editing, and education roles for a number of identity standards, including SAML, Simple Cloud Identity Management (SCIM), OAuth 2.0, and TV Everywhere. Paul holds an M.Sc. in Applied Mathematics from Carleton University and a Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from the University of Western Ontario. Prior to Ping Identity, he represented a major Japanese telco in the Liberty Alliance and related standards efforts. View Guest page

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Adam Mardini


Adam Mardini is a chief architect with Customer Innovation and Enterprise Platform. He has 30 years of technical and business experience, including managing his own consulting business for 11 years. Adam’s educational background is Computer Science and Computer Engineering with a minor in math. He has been with SAP for 12 years starting with the Office of the CEO, and working with our customers on HANA innovation for over 7 years. View Guest page

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Dr. Mohammed Mardini


Dr. Mohammed Mardini graduated from Windsor University, completing his clinical rotations at Northwestern Medical Center, Mount Sinai Hospital and other top medical institutions. He is currently working as a Data Scientist at Medweb, a Telemedicine company in collaboration with elite medical centers such as UCSF and global partners. Previously, he worked as a research scientist at Prosetta Biosciences, conducting advanced research on ALS and Parkinson-like diseases. In addition to his medical and research background, Dr. Mardini is also a co-founder of a technology driven startup, and has founded several other startup businesses. He aims to seek pediatric residency in 2018. View Guest page

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Seth Marlowe


Seth Marlowe is a Senior Vice President, Treasury Solutions Consultant and Treasury Insights Leader with Wells Fargo. He is widely known in the treasury and payments industry for his knowledge of treasury solutions and technology. Seth offers a unique perspective developed from 20+ years as a practitioner with GE, Danone, and PepsiCo and as a consultant with EY. Seth received an MBA/MIS from the State University of New York at Albany and a BA in Mathematics from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a CTP (Certified Treasury Professional), CPCP (Certified Purchasing Card Professional) and AAP (Accredited ACH Professional). View Guest page

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Hugh McCullen


Hugh McCullen is vice president of Axxiome Europe, responsible for Strategy and Change Consulting in Financial Services, across Europe. Axxiome is the largest implementor of SAP Banking solutions globally. Hugh has been 15 years in the industry. Following what he describes as ‘an apprenticeship in a corporate banking back office’ at Scotiabank, he began working for IBM and Accenture business services before taking his current role at Axxiome for the past 4 years. For most of his career, Hugh has been involved in core banking systems transformation, development of new business channels, and often package assessments and negotiations. His specialties are Business Process Design, Banking Design and Implementation Methodology. He has degrees in Business & Economics and in Business Information Systems from Trinity College Dublin. Hugh believes strongly that his role is to create a bridge to holistic design that goes beyond traditional business vs. IT. View Guest page

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Dan McNamara

Dan McNamara is the Chief Executive at Keytree (http://www.keytree.co.uk). Founded in 2006 in London’s Covent Garden, Keytree is a leading international technology consultancy specializing in user experience and innovation for companies that run SAP. Dan has more than 18 years of experience delivering successful and creative software to enterprises, having worked on some of the world's largest and most innovative programs. With deep technical expertise across enterprise, mobile and digital technologies, his passion is creating high-performance, beautifully-designed technology solutions. Keytree’s R&D team has produced highly acclaimed work in the field of advanced Human Computer Interaction, computer vision, wearable technology and the IoT, including winning the Lifestyle and Gaming category of the Wearable Technology Innovation World Cup in Munich 2013. View Guest page

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Craig McNeil

Craig McNeil leads Accenture Digital - Mobility in North America and global Mobility Strategy and Corporate Development. Before rejoining Accenture in 2011, he was CEO of a mobile payments startup, where he rebranded the company, transformed the sales organization, redefined the product offering, and revamped business development. Previously, Craig spearheaded the development and launch of a new financial services-based mobile virtual network operator for a global investment firm. As its Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, he developed the company’s business operations and technology domains; negotiated contracts with third-party providers, including Western Union, GreenDot and Bancorp; raised over $100 million in investment equity; and executed the first mobile money transfer from the US to abroad in 2007. From 1997-2006, he worked for Accenture’s Communications, Media & Technology operating group. He holds an MA degree in Telecommunications and BA in Neuroscience. View Guest page

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Greg McStravick

Greg McStravick, GM and Global Head of SAP Database & Technology, leads the go-to-market teams and strategy for one of SAP’s core innovation areas. Greg has more than 20 years of progressive experience as a leader in technology solution sales management and global strategy. He has held senior leadership positions since joining SAP in 2002, including serving as President, U.S., responsible for all U.S. market business, and as GM of SAP U.S. Sales. He began his SAP career as an SVP for SAP America’s Industry and Solutions Group, U.S. Marketing, and HCM Now organizations. Prior to SAP, his roles included Global VP of Worldwide Sales and Operations for GartnerG2, and VP & GM for Xerox Corporation’s Northeast and New England operations. Greg holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing (Northwestern University) and a Bachelor’s degree (Villanova University). He sits on the Board of Directors of Life is Good (Boston, MA) and The Tyler Robinson Foundation (TRF) where he also serves as Treasurer. View Guest page

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Greg McStravick


Greg McStravick is the President of Database and Data Management at SAP, leading development and go-to-market teams for SAP’s core digital innovation platform—SAP HANA—as well as Sybase databases (including ASE and IQ), EIM, Middleware, and HANA Vora. Formerly, Greg led the go-to-market teams and strategy for some of SAP’s largest and fastest growing businesses including SAP HANA Platform, Analytics, Database, and HANA Cloud Platform. With more than 20 years of progressive experience as a leader in technology solution sales management and strategy, Greg has held senior leadership positions throughout SAP, including President, U.S., where he was responsible for driving customer success and developing new opportunities for SAP to expand its business across the entire U.S. region. View Guest page

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Laura Merling

Laura Merling joined SAP in June 2015 as the Global GM of SAP’s Internet of Things business. With over 20 years of experience in product, strategy, and business development, Laura has held business transformation roles with companies including Ford, Pepsi Cola, and product and sales leadership roles with startups Krugle and Mashery. She is an industry pioneer in application programming interfaces, an active mentor and investor in software and hardware technology start-ups. View Guest page

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Walter Muntzenberger


Walter Muntzenberger has over 30 years of experience working with data. His expertise is in all aspects of Enterprise Data Architecture, Analytic and Operational Applications, and related use cases across multiple verticals. Starting through the late 80’s and early 90’s at Teradata and then Oracle, he architected some of the then largest enterprise data warehouses in existence. He continued forging new paths at Silicon Valley startups such as Broadbase (now KANA), Kanisa (Knowledge Management), Chordiant (Real Time recommendations and Orchestration), Paraccel and Kickfire (massively parallel columnar databases). Now a Vice President in the Global HANA Center of Excellence at SAP, Walt’s team works primarily with customers worldwide helping them architect their Big Data vision and roadmap to run their businesses Faster, Simpler and Smarter. He believes Enterprise Data Architectures should incorporate the best of all technology platforms. View Guest page

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Tim O’Malley



Tim O’Malley, President of EarlySense Inc. for two years, has steered the company into commercialization of the innovative EarlySense Sensor based, Contact Free Patient Monitoring System, designed to assist healthcare professionals in avoiding adverse events with patients. Tim's career started at Siemens Medical Systems, where he spent 16 years and held positions in Technical Support, Technical Management, Sales, Marketing and General Management. He has been privileged to work with innovative technologies dedicated to helping clinicians improve patient care. He has also been CEO of a public sensor-based NIBP Company, and has successfully led commercial teams. Through his career, Tim has worked with clinicians and healthcare systems to develop intersections of care between patients, caregivers and technology, which when applied through proper process management has proven to produce incredible results in patient care, outcome improvements, patient well-being and favorable cost positions. View Guest page

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Martin Otterson


Martin Otterson joined OSIsoft in 2002. His main role is to provide motivation and guidance to the Sales and Marketing teams. Through a variety of coaching techniques, Martin aids the Sales teams with the tools needed to assist customers in recognizing the value in OSIsoft’s product. He continues to work with each department company-wide to improve cross-collaboration and align the customers' needs. Prior to OSIsoft, Martin worked at Cisco Systems, where he was instrumental in the acquisition of the Unity product line from Active Voice. Martin began his career at Active Voice, where he provided senior leadership in the Unified Communications marketing and sales strategy and drove strategic partnerships, customer acquisitions, and business development. Martin holds a B.A. in Political Science from Western Washington University. View Guest page

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Susan Rafizadeh



Susan Rafizadeh is Global Content Lead for Life Sciences at SAP. In her role, she researches and writes about trend topics in the Life Sciences industry. Before joining SAP, Susan led the Customer Relations team at TechniData, an IT company for sustainability solutions which was acquired by SAP in 2011. She has more than 15 years of experience in content creation, marketing, and communications in various roles including journalism, as a researcher in an institute for economics, and as a content developer for specialized conferences covering various industries. View Guest page

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Bala Ram


Bala Ram, Vice President, SAP Labs, CA is responsible HANA Global Center of Excellence bringing new innovative scenarios to customers. Bala joined SAP in 2008, and initially worked in SAP Governance Risk and Compliance and ran cloud business for SAP Financial Services Network. Prior to SAP, Bala has 25 years of experience in software industry, worked in various positions at BEA Systems, CommerceOne, HP, IBM American Express and ConEdison. Bala started his profession as an electrical engineer, worked in substations, distributions and later worked in developing software for utilities. View Guest page

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Benjamin Robbins


Benjamin Robbins, Principal and co-founder of Palador, brings his 15-plus years of experience in mobile and real-time strategy, planning, and technology implementation to global organizations. As one of the Top 50 Mobile Influencers on Twitter, one of the Top 50 must read IT blogs by BizTech, a worldwide keynote speaker, and a regular contributor to The Guardian, Benjamin is one of the most-sought after voices in the mobile and real-time delivery world. His year-long experiment of a mobile-only work style, as captured on the Enterprise Mobility Forum and a as a humorous accompanying video series on The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/media-network/media-network-blog/video/2013/feb/27/mobile-only-episode-five), demonstrate his commitment to live and breathe technology. His tenacious pursuit for the best technical solutions coupled with a keen instinct when consulting at the executive level, has established Benjamin as a leader in the technology field. View Guest page

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Angela Russell-Rekika

In January 2016, Angela Russell-Rekika joined SAP as the Global Account Director for Verizon, her latest move after 26-years in the communications industry. Before that, she was IBM's Global Telecommunications Strategy and Business Development leader for IBM's Cloud and Internet of Things portfolios. There she helped create Smarter Cities alliances between IBM and carriers like Vodafone, AT&T and Deutsche Telekom. Her work with AT&T resulted in an invitation from NIST to present on Smarter Cities at the White House in 2014. Angela has extensive experience with core and access network technologies, as well as network operations and OSS, stemming from her Lucent Technologies background. She holds a Master’s degree in Telecommunications Management from Stevens Institute of Technology and a Bachelor's degree in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University. www.linkedin.com/in/angelarussell. View Guest page

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Sanjay Sagar



Sanjay Sagar, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer at Quantilus, is a software architect and technology executive involved in building enterprise and Internet scale computing systems. He landed in computing through “dumb luck” 22 years ago, and founded his first company in Delhi, India. After selling the company in 1997, he moved to New York and worked as a consultant to media, publishing and entertainment companies. In 2004, he co-founded Quantilus, a software development company specializing in developing leading-edge front-end solutions for enterprise-class backend systems. In the last few years, Quantilus has helped publishing and education companies build technologies designed to replace books, teaching materials, notebooks, and test-papers with portable computing devices. Quantilus is also engaged in bringing to market their own product line, which involves integrating wearable devices, machine vision, and augmented reality with classical enterprise backend systems. View Guest page

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Kent Sanders


Kent Sanders is the Managing Partner for Cloud Consulting and ERP Architecture Services within TCS’ Global Consulting Practice. Kent brings over 30 years of experience helping IT organizations deliver greater value to their business partners through the use of innovative technologies. Kent holds a Master of Science in Management Information Systems and resides in Tampa, Florida. View Guest page

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Prateek Saxena


Prateek Saxena leads a start-up within TechMahindra that is focusing on developing a platform for MicroGrids and offering it as a service to the MicroGrid operators and customers. This is an interesting fusion of IT and OT technology combined with a strong analytics that is going to change the way electricity is being generated and distributed. This solution will improve ROI for the MicroGrid operators and help them manage long term energy management contracts with the end customers including campuses, buildings, native communities, hospitals and mines. TechMahindra is promoting new ideas and speed to the market through its Entrepreneurial and Young CEO program, of which Prateek was the recipient in October 2014. View Guest page

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Ruediger Schroedter



Ruediger Schroedter, Global Lead for Mining, SAP, is responsible for solution management globally for SAP solutions for the mining industry. He has spent more than 15 years in the Mill Products and Mining industries. Before that, he had extensive experience implementing SAP solutions for customers in these industries. View Guest page

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Ronan 'Zero' Schwarz


Ronan 'Zero' Schwarz is author of the "Android Developers Cookbook" and Co-Founder of OpenIntents, an OpenSource Project well-known for its Android Apps and Community efforts. Ronan has over 15 years of programing experience, in a wide variety of fields like augmented reality, web, robotics and business systems as well as different programing languages including C, Java and Assembler. He has been working on the Android Platform since 2007, and amongst other projects, has helped creating SplashPlay and Droidspray, both top finalists of the Google Android Developer Challenge I and II. He is Managing Partner at SQRL Solutions, one of the world’s leading agencies for Android Development and IIoT Consulting. Ronan is a Google Glass Explorer. View Guest page

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Gray Scott


Gray Scott is a New York based futurist, techno philosopher and emerging technology experts. He is the founder and CEO of SeriousWonder.com. Gray is frequently interviewed about the future of emerging technologies by major media outlets including the Discovery Channel, CBS News, Al Jazeera America, FOX News, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and the New York Post. He is a contributing author of the upcoming book THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS that will be published on June 11th by Fast Future Publishing. View Guest page

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Gray Scott


Gray Scott is a New York based futurist, techno philosopher and emerging technology experts. He is the founder and CEO of SeriousWonder.com. Gray is frequently interviewed about the future of emerging technologies by major media outlets including the Discovery Channel, CBS News, Al Jazeera America, FOX News, The Washington Post, Psychology Today, and the New York Post. He is a contributing author of the upcoming book THE FUTURE OF BUSINESS that will be published on June 11th by Fast Future Publishing. View Guest page

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Jason E. Sfaelos


Jason E. Sfaelos is the Senior Manager of Strategic Business Development at Equinix. As a member of the Global Business Development team at Equinix, Jason Sfaelos leads engagements with strategic customers such as SAP, IBM, Verizon and Dimension Data to further develop the ecosystem on Platform Equinix. He is focused on identifying and enabling cloud services from the providers that drive the greatest value towards the enterprise and then reduce barriers to cloud adoption. His 15 years of experience in technology spans roles in product development, marketing, sales, strategy & management. Jason received his BS from James Madison University and his MBA from The George Washington University. View Guest page

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Jason Shepherd


Jason Shepherd is the Director of Strategy and Partnerships for Dell’s Internet of Things (IoT) division which is developing solutions for commercial use cases in buildings, manufacturing, transportation, and logistics. He manages a team of industry SMEs and has overall responsibility for the Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program, a curated community of Industrial IoT technology providers. He started his career at Dell as an engineer and then worked at several tech startups where he gained broad experience spanning product design to sales engineering. He returned to Dell in 2006 to manage Precision mechanical engineering before being tapped to lead a R&D team that pitched new solution concepts to senior leadership. Prior to his current role Jason was a technologist in Dell’s Office of the CTO where he developed numerous software innovations and helped lead the strategic core team that triggered Dell’s entrance into the IoT space. He is named on 12 granted and 13 pending US patents. View Guest page

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Val Srinivas


Val Srinivas is the Research Leader for Banking & Securities at the Deloitte Center for Financial Services, where he writes on a variety of topics related to banking and capital markets. He has over 15 years of experience in research and marketing strategy in the credit markets, asset management, wealth management, risk technology and financial information markets. Before joining Deloitte, Val served as Head of Marketing Strategy in the institutional advisory group at Morgan Stanley Investment Management. Prior to Morgan Stanley, Val spent over nine years leading the global market research function at Standard & Poor’s. He also worked as an adjunct professor of marketing at Rutgers Business School, where he taught MBA and undergraduate courses in marketing, consumer behavior, market research and econometrics. Val completed his Ph.D. in marketing from Rutgers University. View Guest page

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Doug Stephens


Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the world’s best-known retailers, agencies and brands including Walmart, Google, Home Depot, Disney, BMW, Citibank, and Intel. Doug is also listed as one of the retail industry’s top global influencers by Vend.com. Prior to founding Retail Prophet, Doug spent over 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international roles including the leadership of one of New York City’s most historic retail chains. He is the author of the groundbreaking books, The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism (2013) and Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World (2017). He is also the nationally syndicated retail columnist for CBC Radio and his unique perspectives have been featured in The New York Times, The BBC, Bloomberg Business News, TechCrunch, The Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company. View Guest page

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W. David Stephenson


W. David Stephenson is principal, Stephenson Strategies, Medfield, MA. He is a global thought leader and consultant on the Internet of Things, and writes the top-rated personal blog on the subject. He co-chairs the 2,400-member Boston IoT Meetup, and heads the committee working to bring Boston a free, citywide IoT data network. He is writing "The Circular Company," a book on IoT strategy, and will teach an IoT strategy course at Babson College this year. View Guest page

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Puneet Suppal


Puneet Suppal is a seasoned solution strategist with 20-plus years of experience in a variety of industries and in leading global teams. He is an active evangelist for reinventing business models and propagating solutions that recognize the impact of in-memory computing, enterprise mobility, and enterprise cloud solutions. From his nuanced viewpoint on business technology and innovation, Puneet publishes on these topics regularly, and is a frequent presenter at SAP events worldwide. Currently, as a member of the IoT & Innovation team at SAP, he is driving adoption of the SAP platform through co-innovation efforts leveraging the Internet of Things and addressing data problems. View Guest page

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Rob Tennant



Rob Tennant, Digital Officer, Barloworld, has responsibility for Technology and eCommerce across the Barloworld Caterpillar dealerships in Southern Africa, Iberia and Siberia. Part of this role has encompassed the developed and execution of an IOT strategy for the dealerships. Prior to his current role, Rob has been CIO in a number industries including; coal mining, lift truck distribution, cement production, perishable food distribution and stainless steel production. He has pioneered the adoption of technology to create customer solutions, including; use of telemetry on lift trucks starting in 2005 and the creation of on-site inventory management systems in 1998 by fitting strain gauges onto customer’s cement silos. He holds a M.S. in Computer Science and a B. S. in Electronics, from Rhodes University. View Guest page

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Guillermo B. Vazquez


Guillermo B. Vazquez, Specialist Leader / Senior Manager at Deloitte LLP, is a senior technology executive, leading multimillion dollar SAP global programs with Fortune-500 companies. He has extensive experience defining enterprise architecture strategy and solutions advising C-level executives in business intelligence requirements in the adoption of SAP HANA, cloud, mobile and Big Data solutions. Guillermo’s latest research include simulation with algorithms to optimize operations using IoT, Big Data, in a Data Fabric, cognitive and In-Memory architectures. He is the author of several SAP In-Memory and Business Intelligence articles with more than ten thousand readers. He has global implementation experience in long term projects living in the US, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Japan, Mexico and the United Kingdom. Guillermo holds a Masters in Technology Management with specialization in Enterprise Technology Strategy from the University of Pennsylvania and The Wharton School. View Guest page

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Corrine Vitolo

As Founder and CEO of SmartSports, Corrine Vitolo is bringing IoT technologies to the amateur, collegiate and professional sports markets. Sitting squarely at the intersect of sport and technology, Corrine focuses on innovation and solutions for athlete development, recruiting and scouting – special interests include predictive athletic performance and injury prevention. She also serves as strategic consultant to Fortune 50 companies concerning their commercial sports businesses. Academically, Corrine is Professional in Residence at Harvard University, is special consultant to the Harvard MBA Business of Sports program, and a Capstone Judge at Babson College programs in Entrepreneurship, Sports and Technology. Corrine holds patents on systems and methods to predict athletic ability, and Board and Advisory positions on several companies, She received her undergraduate education at Harvard University and postgraduate education at the Harvard Business School. View Guest page

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Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh is a data scientist at The University of Chicago Center for Data Science and Public Policy and senior policy analyst for Community Technical Resources. He has had several years of experience helping academics, nonprofits, federal and state agencies, and companies of all sizes use quantitative tools to answer questions and make informed decisions about health care, transportation, education, and politics. A social scientist by training, Joe has lectured in North America and Asia on the application of quantitative solutions to human problems, and his research has been featured in The Washington Post, Fast Company, WBEZ, and other media outlets. He has served as a fellow and a mentor for the Eric & Wendy Schmidt Data Science for Social Good program. He has Master's degrees in economics and peace and conflict studies, and a PhD in political science. Joe is a former U.S. Marine. View Guest page

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Fred Yentz


Fred Yentz is a highly sought-after public speaker on the Internet of Things, known for his industry insights, engaging delivery, contagious energy and vision. He brings over 25 years of business and engineering leadership with Telit, ILS Technology, RadiSys and IBM. Fred Yentz joined Telit (formerly ILS Technology) as SVP and COO in 2007. Prior to Telit, he served as GM of RadiSys, overseeing global sales, marketing and professional services for the Enterprise, Communication and Commercial divisions. Earlier, Fred held engineering, new business development and management positions at IBM. Mr. Yentz holds degrees in engineering from Michigan Technological University, an MBA and Masters in CIS from the University of Miami. He serves on the Board of the Telecommunications Industry Association. View Guest page

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