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Anusha Subramaniam, Senior IoT Specialist at PTC

Anusha holds a bachelor's degree in engineering for computer science and masters in information management. She has been with PTC since graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park. With over eight years of experience, she is knowledgeable in IoT technologies, cloud infrastructure, enterprise software, and medical device compliance.

Brian Tessier, Vice President of Innovation at Schneider Electric

Brian oversees Schneider Electric's Office of Global Supply Chain Innovation - a core function within the Global Supply Chain Transformation organization. Under his leadership, Global Supply Chain Innovation is tasked with delivering on the key principles behind innovation - thought leadership, creating networks to link existing functional areas of innovation, harnessing VOC/VOB/VOE in idea development, and building/running an effective, transparent, and efficient global innovation process for the purpose of decreasing cost, generating revenue, and improving customer experience in new and unexpected ways. 

Pat Baird, Regulatory Head of Global Software Standards at Philips

As Head of Global Software Standards, he is responsible for actively participating in the development of software standards and translating those standards into usable business processes. Drawing on 20 years’ experience in product development, he has published and presented over 50 papers on topics such as software development, change management, stakeholder management, and risk management. In addition to an MBA, he has a masters in healthcare quality and patient safety from Northwestern University.

Ani Jain, Senior Product Marketing Manager at MicroStrategy Analytics

With more than 12 years of experience, Ani has held different roles in the organization in customer support, consulting, competitive intelligence, product management, and product marketing. In her current position, she focuses on areas of embedded BI, enterprise assets, self-service and enterprise analytics.

George Bailey, Managing Director at the Digital Supply Chain Insititute (DSCI) 

DSCI emerged from work done by ex-IBM Chairman Sam Palmisano's not-for-profit when leading CEOs from around the world requested a special focus on the digital supply chain. George has led the strategic group for the past two years. 

Josh Pederson, Director of Product at Ayla Networks

As an expert in IoT solutions, he has worked closely with dozens of global brands to solve their needs for designing, launching, and supporting connected devices. From large appliances to HVAC, consumer electronics and more Josh has been shoulder-to-shoulder with device manufacturers across a wide range of markets and connected devices providing him with a very unique, and complete, picture of IoT product development. Josh speaks on numerous topics in the IoT including data analytics, solution design, voice control, connectivity solutions, and more.

Brett Murphy, Senior Director of Market Development at RTI

Brett is responsible for RTI's efforts with industry consortia and strategic partners. For more than 20 years, Brett has worked on controls analysis, hardware-in-the-loop test systems, robotics, real-time software development, and systems engineering in the aerospace and embedded software industries. He holds a master of science in aerospace engineering from Stanford University.

Saurabh Mishra, Product Management Leader at SAS

Saurabh is responsible for driving product strategy for building the next generation of analytical solutions for IoT at SAS. Saurabh is also responsible for creating an effective eco-system with SAS partners to support a seamless go-to-market path. Saurabh’s area of expertise include IoT analytics with a focus on streaming and edge and technical architecture considerations for IoT.

Lalit Canaran, VP Emerging Technologies and IoT at SAP 

Lalit leads a development team focused on Edge Computing. He is also the co-chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium Edge Computing Task Group. 

Fred Yentz, CEO  at Telit IoT Platforms

Fred Yentz joined ILS Technology, a Telit company, as senior vice president and chief operating officer in January 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years industry experience in the technology solution market. Fred is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM's First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Telecommunications Industry Association, National Science and Technology Education Program, and is chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from the University of Miami.

Christian Olivier, President of Sigfox USA

Christian has extensive experience as a turn-around executive, managing multi-site product development and manufacturing divisions, as well as large go-to-market organizations in the telecommunications and high tech industry, including blue chip companies such as Alcatel, STMicroelectronics, e2v (now Teledyne) and Esterline.

He started his career in academic research in Europe and the U.S., and holds a Master of Science degree from Ecole Polytechnique, France, a PhD in Electrical engineering from University of Paris XI, and an Executive MBA from HEC.

Peter Ashley, Vice President of Business Development and Marketing at Applied Information

 Peter leads the company's team of sales and marketing professionals. He has over 10 years of worldwide experience in the Intelligent Transportation Systems business based in three different countries.

Daniel Quant, Vice President of Strategic Development at MultiTech Systems

He is responsible for identifying value propositions and expanding innovative products or services into new vertical and geographical markets. Daniel represents MultiTech in key standardization organizations and industry events with more than 25 years of wireless and telecom experience, including twenty leading global wireless product teams.


Harsha Banavara, Cybersecurity Technical Policy Manager at Signify

Harsha has more than 10 years of professional experience in Information Security. Currently, he leads a project on cybersecurity and privacy and is responsible for supporting global product security and privacy initiatives.

He is one of the primary authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework published by Industrial Internet Consortium and Security in Supply Chain Integrity Guideline published by NEMA. He is a member of the NEMA IoT Cybersecurity Panel. Harsha graduated from Auburn University with a master's degree in software engineering, and a minor in Information Assurance.​


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