Mastercard, Google, Lufthansa Technik, Cisco, Cradlepoint and Hundreds More Speak at IoT Evolution Expo 2019 in Florida

By IoTEvolutionWorld News December 19, 2018

The leading event for business transformation from the edge announces an unparalleled line-up of speakers from across industries.

Trumbull, CT – December 19, 2018 – TMC and Crossfire Media today announced the latest group of industry leaders to speak at IoT Evolution Conference and Expo being held January 29 – February 1, 2019 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward Country Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. IoT Evolution is squarely focused on the enterprise and how IoT solutions will impact operations, business intelligence, new product development and revenue generation.

Through certifications and collocated events, Industrial IoT Conference, IoT Evolution Health, LPWAN Expo and The Smart City Event, attendees will gain practical skills that they can take back to the office. The in-depth conference program will showcase real life case studies that delve into the growing disciplines of blockchain, Digital Twin, Smart Buildings, Data Analytics, Edge, Security, Transportation, Fleet management, SD-IoT and more.

Keynote presenters include:

  • George Mulhern, CEO, Cradlepoint
  • Maciej Kranz, VP, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco
  • Gerrit Rexhausen, Program Manager MRO 4.0, Lufthansa Technik
  • Ricardo Prada, UX Director, Google
  • Homaira Akbari, President & CEO, AKnowledge Partners
  • Stephane Wyper, Senior Vice President, New Commerce Partnerships and Commercialization, Mastercard

Panelists and speakers include:

  • Steve Brumer, Partner, 151 Advisors
  • Flavio Maeda, Co-founder and First President, ABINC
  • Greg Carter, Senior Vice President, Connected Buildings Software, Acuity Brands, Inc
  • Greg Najjar, Director of Business Development at Advanced RF Technologies, ADRF
  • Rob Dolci, President, Aizoon
  • Vinay Nathan, CEO and Founder, Altizon Systems
  • Davitt Potter, Field CTO, Arrow Electronics
  • Ashwin Krishnan, Tech Transformer + Human Revitalizer, Ashwin Krishnan
  • Marcos Radonic, President/CEO, Automated Parking Corp.
  • Robert Forget, CTO, Aware360 Ltd.
  • Paul Baratta, Business Development Manager, Healthcare, Axis Communications, Inc.
  • Colin Barceloux, CEO, Axius
  • Simon Ritter, Deputy CTO, Azul Systems
  • Albert Behr, CEO, Behr Technologies
  • John Riley, CEO and Co-Founder, C-N-C Blockchain Advisory
  • Anthony Harris, Executive Director, CABASE
  • Allen Proithis, Global Tech Expert, Capstone Partners
  • Mike Walkley, Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity
  • Brad Canham, Vice President, Cassia Networks
  • Don DeLoach, President & COO, Centri Technology
  • Doug Mohney, Principal, Cidera Analytics
  • Ray Lehr, Former Baltimore Fire Chief, City of Baltimore, MD
  • Will Aycock, Greenlight General Manager, City of Wilson, NC
  • Marc Josephson, Co-Founder, Coris
  • Kenneth Schlather, Executive Director, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County
  • Dmitry Raidman, CEO, Dell Technologies
  • Marco Della Torre, CTO, Derive Systems
  • Scott Nelson, Vice President of Product, Digi International
  • Daniel Noiseux, VP Business Development, DimOnOff
  • Delia J. Smith, Vice President, Dispersive Technologies, Inc.
  • James Turino, Managing Partner, Drake Star Partners
  • Victor Shilo, Director of Engineering, EastBanc Technologies
  • Giuseppe Mascarella , Adj. Professor,  EKATRA IoT
  • Baseer Mohammed, President, FCI
  • Bill Schrier ,Senior Advisor, FirstNet
  • Emmanuel Cotrel, CEO, FMC GlobalSat
  • Jonathan Nguyen-Duy, Vice President, Strategic Programs, Fortinet, Inc.
  • Brian Geisel, CEO, Geisel Software, Inc.
  • Nisarg Desai, Director of Product Management, IoT Solutions, GlobalSign
  • Diego Fernández Brihuega, VP of Technology, Globant
  • Dr. Shane Rooney, Executive Director IoT, GSMA
  • Scott Larson, CEO & Co-founder,  Helios Wire
  • Coen Janssen, Co-founder, Hiber
  • Frank Bradshaw, CEO, Ho'ike Technologies
  • Tao Zhang, Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development, Huawei Technologies (USA)
  • Jason Kelley, General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services, IBM
  • Dr. Claudio Lima, Co Chair Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) Energy/Utility/Oil & Gas, ICC Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Ben Herzberg, Director, Threat Research, Imperva
  • John Kowal, Chair, Smart Factory Task Group, Industrial Internet Consortium
  • Steve Hanna, Senior Principal, Infineon and Trusted Computing Group
  • Peter DeNagy, President /Co-Founder, Internet of Thing America
  • Jeff Wilbur, Director, Online Trust Alliance initiative, Internet Society
  • James Brehm, Founder and Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates
  • Mike Krell, Head of IoT Strategy, James Brehm & Associates
  • Mark Thirman, Head - IoT Practice, J.D. Power
  • Lisa Brown, Senior National Director, Municipal Infrastructure & Smart Cities, Johnson Controls
  • Jeannette Galvanek, CEO, LifeWorkx, Inc.
  • Michael Campbell, President and CEO, Machineshop
  • Tony Rost, Chief Technology Officer, Metal Toad
  • Ibis Fonte, Instructor, Miami Dade College Idea Center
  • Murray Gordon, Regional Cloud Sales Director, Microsoft
  • Gerry Purdy, Principal Analyst, Mobilocity LLC
  • Iisko Lappalainen, Head - Technical Marketing and Technical Field Operations, MontaVista Software LLC
  • Sara Brown, Senior Director of Marketing, Multitech
  • Brandon Dalida, Regional Sales Manager, MultiTech
  • Michael Lenoce, Managing Director, MVP Capital
  • Kristina Podnar, Digital Governance Consultant, NativeTrust Consulting
  • Tom Snyder, Executive Director, NC RIoT
  • Akshay Sharma, Principal Analyst and Consultant, neXt Curve
  • Randy Van Buren, Solutions Engineer, Nokia
  • Evan Birkhead, OpenFog Consortium
  • Glenn Richards, Partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman
  • Prabhu Patil, CEO, PROLIM
  • David Wentzloff, Co-CTO & Co-Founder, PsiKick
  • Wil Florentino, Sr. Mgr. Industrial Automation Segment, Renesas Electronics
  • Sarah Glova, Director of Growth & Communications, RIoT
  • Nav Ranajee, Global IoT Leader for Healthcare and Life Sciences, SAS
  • Kevin Self, Senior Vice President Strategy, Business Development & Government Relations, Schneider Electric
  • Urs Gleim, Head of Smart Embedded Systems, Siemens AG
  • Robert Frederick, Founder and CEO, Sirqul
  • Tracy Markie, Chief Executive Officer, Small Box Energy
  • Leonardo Simoes, IT Smart Cities Specialist, Technical Counselor, Smart City Business Institute Americas
  • Robert Mazer, Founder, Smart City Works
  • Christopher McCann, CEO and Co-Founder, snap40
  • Dago Mata, SVP, Head Internet of Things U.S.A and Canada, SOFTTEK
  • Jeremy Goodwin, CEO, SyncFab
  • John Wick, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Service Provider Group, Syniverse
  • Julie Bedenbaugh, IoT Business Development, SYNNEX
  • Eugene Grant, Mayor, The City of Seat Pleasant
  • Frank Castaldi, Chief Commercial Officer, ThoughtWire
  • Yoshitake Kobayashi, Senior Manager of Open Source Technology, Toshiba Corporation
  • Mari Silbey, Director of Communications, US Ignite
  • Scott Turnbull, Director of Technology, US Ignite
  • Mike Wood, Vice President, VeloCloud
  • Adam Sabloff, CEO and Founder, VirtualHealth
  • Laila Partridge, CEO, WegoWise
  • Oded Sagee, Senior Director of Embedded & Integrated Solutions, Western Digital Corporation
  • Marcellus Buchheit, President and CEO, Wibu-Systems USA
  • Michael Hathaway, Co-founder & CEO, Windmill Enterprise
  • Dr. Gerard Hayes, President & CEO, Wireless Research Center of NC
  • Wesley Skeffington, Principal Architect – Industrial & Medical, Xilinx
  • Shahin Arefzadeh, Ph.D., CTO, Ziotis

“In looking at the impressive list of 2019 keynotes and speakers, I am thinking we should call them implementers,” said Carl Ford, CEO, Crossfire Media, executive director of content, IoT Evolution. “IoT is past the proof of concept phase and has moved on to the challenges of management, life cycle and scale.  Join us at IoT Evolution for access to the people who have the knowledge to provide insight on where IoT has failed, succeeded and what's ahead.”

IoT Evolution Expo is supported by diamond sponsor, Cradlepoint, gold sponsors, Azul Systems, SIMCom, silver sponsors, aizoOn, Breadware, Dimonoff, Pulse Electronics, Synnex Corporation Underground Refuse Systems, startup sponsors IoT Marketing and Choice Business Connection.

Registration for IoT Evolution Expo is now open. For more information, contact Scott Kargman. For media registration, contact Jessica Seabrook. Companies interested in exhibiting, sponsorship or advertising packages should contact Dave Rodriguez at 203.852.6800 ext. 146 or Maureen Gambino 203-852-6800 x 109.

For the latest IoT Evolution Expo news, updates and information, follow the event on Twitter at @IoTEvolution.

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About Crossfire Media

Crossfire Media is an integrated marketing company with a core focus on future trends in technology. We service communities of interest with conferences, tradeshows, webinars and newsletters. Crossfire Media has a partnership with Technology Marketing Corporation (TMC) to produce events and websites related to disruptive technologies. Crossfire Media is a division of Crossfire Consulting, a full service Information Technology company based in New York.

Media and Analyst Contact:

Jessica Seabrook             

Marketing Director

203.852.6800 ext.170

[email protected]

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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