Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. He is Co-founder and CEO of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios; IoT focused venture studios designed to commercialize startups for the cyber-physical world. Don co-founded and co-chaired the Midwest IoT Council from 2014 until 2020. Over the last 20 years he was CEO of Youcentric (CRM), Aleri (complex event processing), and Infobright (analytic database). He is currently an advisor to Michroshare.io (IoT governance) and was a director for Broadbeam, and Chairman of Apropos. Don is on the executive committee of the Array of Things (US DoE smart cities project), the Board of the Illinois Autonomous Vehicle Association, and the Board of the Juvenile Protective Association. He is the principal driver of the "First Receiver" IoT architectural thesis addressed in his book "The Future of IoT", with co-authors Emil Berthelsen and Wael Elrifai, published in June of 2017.