Speakers

Gerhard Schedler Swisscom

Biography

As Head of the M2M at Swisscom, he leads the development of the M2M business unit in both national and international markets. Prior to Swisscom, he held the position of President & CEO, IDENTEC SOLUTIONS where he was instrumental in transforming the company from a tech start up into a global leader of active RFID and wireless solutions. As a co-founder, and initially CTO of IDENTEC SOLUTIONS, he was responsible for defining the product and solution offering. Schedler was also accredited with establishing an industry alliance that ultimately led to increased market adoption and standardization. He holds both a technical degree from the University Of Applied Sciences Of Technology Buchs (Switzerland) and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Economics in Strathclyde (Scotland) and is also named on several RFID patents.

Marc Naddell MediaTek Labs

Biography

Marc leads a global team responsible for MediaTek Labs and related ecosystem and developer programs. This includes a dynamic online web portal, development tools and resources, marketing, technical and business support for developers, makers and partners to build, showcase and launch innovative new devices, apps and services based on MediaTek Systems-on-Chip (SoC). Prior to joining MediaTek, Marc has held key leadership positions at NAVTEQ, Nokia and Motorola. As Vice President of Partner and Developer Programs for NAVTEQ, he created and led the NAVTEQ Network for Developers (NN4D) and the industry renowned NAVTEQ Global LBS Challenge®. As Head of Developer Programs for Nokia, Marc created Forum Nokia Pro and other key ecosystem programs. At Motorola, Marc was responsible for the Motocoders developer programs, introduced new portfolios of mobile and infrastructure products and led strategy, marketing and business development functions. Marc has 20 patents related to software and wireless products, and holds a Masters in Management (MBA) from the University of Chicago, Illinois.

Alex Hansmann Gemalto

Biography

As vice president of portfolio and strategy for Gemalto’s M2M business, he brings more than 15 years of telecommunications and technology management experience to the management team. In this role, he’s responsible for developing strategies to drive business growth in new and existing M2M/IoT markets, defining a global module portfolio and enhancing the customer experience. Before joining Gemalto he was with boardeleven Management Consultants where he focused on evaluating market entry and strategic growth options in the M2M industry for a leading module manufacturer and mobile network operators. Prior to that, he took on various responsibilities covering Network Technology, Product Management and Strategy over eight years at Telefónica, a leading telecommunications carrier in Europe. Mr. Hansmann speaks multiple languages and earned degrees in electrical engineering and telecommunications management.

Joe Braga Telit

Biography

Joe Braga is Global Head of Brand and Marcom at Telit, a leading disruptive technology provider in the field of the Internet of Things. Joe has held the chief brand steward position there since 2013. Prior to Telit, Joe headed of the global marketing organization at Sony Ericsson Machine to Machine Communications where he received brand training and catechization from the Sony brand shop. Prior to Sony Ericsson Joe was part of Ericsson’s prestigious and exclusive management program. He holds two engineering degrees from the University of Utah and an MBA from the University of North Carolina. Joe has practiced marcom and brand marketing in the US, Europe and Asia.

Andy Stanford-Clark IBM

Biography

Professor Andy Stanford-Clark is a Distinguished Engineer in IBM's global Internet of Things team. He is an IBM Master Inventor with more than 40 patents. Andy is based at IBM's Hursley Park laboratories in the UK, and specialises in developing new applications using Internet of Things technologies. He has a particular interest in home energy monitoring, and home automation. Andy has been working in the area that we now call the Internet of Things for more than 15 years: he co-developed the MQTT messaging protocol in 1998, which has recently been approved as an ISO/IEC standard. Andy has a BSc in Computing and Mathematics, and a PhD in Computer Science. He is a Visiting Professor at the University of Newcastle, an Honorary Professor at the University of East Anglia, and a Fellow of the British Computer Society.

Jose Ildefonso First V1sion

Biography

After a career in advertising as a creative director, working in agencies like Ogilvy or Aftershare.tv he decides to start First V1sion , to develop the first camera with transmitter integrated in a t-shirt. Thus begins an exciting adventure in which the company achieved great success as being selected as Wayra startup, finalist at the Intel: Make it Wearable, get a contract with Euroleague Basketball, being finalist of the NFL and TechCrunch contest, 1st & Future, and so on. Currently combines the presidency in First V1sion with creative direction inside Mediapro Brands belonging to Mediapro group, Spain's leading producer of sports events and sports rights management company.

Paul Cain FlexEnable

Biography

Paul Cain is Strategy Director at FlexEnable. Paul has over 15 years’ experience in the flexible display and plastic electronics industries, in both technical and strategic management roles. He has a deep technical and industry knowledge of flexible display technologies and companies. Paul has taken new display technologies from lab to fab to commercial product, and has 25 patents relating to processes and architectures that enable the high yield manufacture of flexible displays. Paul has a PhD in Physics from the University of Cambridge and an MBA from London Business School.

Mats Horn Tinitell

Biography

Mats Horn is the CEO and founder of the Swedish tech company Tinitell. Together with a team of Scandinavian industrial designers, telecom experts and engineers, he has developed one of the first wearable devices with cellular connectivity for voice and data. Tinitell Wristphone is an ingeniously simple wearable phone for kids, with calling and smart location features, as well as with intuitive one-button and voice guidance interactions.

Matthias Dorsch VARTA Microbattery

Biography

Matthias Dorsch is Product Manager for Rechargeable Lithium Ion Coin Cells in VARTA Microbattery. Before entering the battery business he was working in the field of IT-systems and as a Product Manager for standard components in Germany and China. He holds a degree in Electrical Engineering of the University of Applied Science of Würzburg.

Hussain Ahamed MainTool

Biography

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Paulo Ferreira Dos Santos Kinematix

Biography

Paulo has a Degree in Computer Sciences applied to Management from University Portucalense (Porto, Portugal) and a Master in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship from University of Porto (Portugal). He has started until now 5 different companies. Presently, he is the CEO of Kinematix a company based in Porto (Portugal) and Austin (US) that develops innovative wearable devices.

Simon D. Bartman Northern Connected Tec

Biography

Simon D. Bartmann is a german serial entrepreneur, investor as well as Founder & CEO of Northern Connected Tec headquartered in northern Germany with offices in Berlin and Hong Kong. The 29 year old entrepreneur is pioneer in analog wearables and watches being the interface of our connected world.

Mauricio Piper Wotch

Biography

Mauricio Piper dropped out of gymnasium in the 1990ies to create a leading hosting company in Cologne/Germany. Since that time, Mauricio has been deeply engaged with disruptive technologies. He has experienced it all, from exponential growth to the burst of the dot-com-bubble to the complete restructuring of various industries. Mauricio has a passion for mechanical watches. As highly valuable digital technologies are evolving, he tries to combine the best of both worlds. Mauricio is engaged with high-tech projects in the watch industry, and does a lot of strategic thinking about the industry’s future. Since the beginning of 2014, Mauricio is a Partner of Smartwatch Group.

Harrie Van Baars MedSystems

Biography

He began his career after finishing his medical degree in the pharmaceutical industry where he worked in senior management positions all over the world. In 2000 he shifted to the medical device field. He realized 2 successful EXITs with previous Medtech companies, serves on the board of 2 start ups and advises NLC.

Kamil Adamczyk Inteliclinic

Biography

Kamil Adamczyk is the co-founder and CEO of Inteliclinic Inc., a hardware house that creates devices, which use artificial intelligence methods for precise biological signals processing. With the Neuroon - the first of coming series medical grade accuracy wearables, the smart brainwaves monitoring sleep mask, Inteliclinic won LeWeb Paris startup competition for the best startup in 2013 and has been chosen the best sleep startup in 2015 by HealthXL with cooperation with Cleveland Clinic.

Christel Le Coq E.Sensory

Biography

Christel Le Coq is the CEO and founder of E.Sensory, a French Startup which offers an original IoT platform to link digital content(ebook, audio files, video…) with connected devices. The first application to benefit from this platform features sensory digital reading. The idea being to offer readers some true sensations triggered according to what they read, hear or touch via various haptic interfaces (clothes, screens, sextoys…). tThe first service edited – B.Sensory (CES Innovation Award 2016) - is dedicated to connected erotic literature but other projects are ongoing such as the development of an audio-sensorial reading offer in partnership with Audible, an Amazon audio subsidiary.

Ángel Sánchez Díaz Geeksme

Biography

Angel Sanchez is father of two kids, outdoorsman and sports, and now Co-founder and General Manager at Geeksme, a Spanish tech startup that has developed an activity watch that measures, among other things, the sexual performance and ecological footprint. He holds a degree in Computer Science, an international MBA and a master’s degree in professional English. With 17+ years of international experience in the field of telecommunications, software and Internet, he has worked for multinational companies like Telefónica, Huawei, ZTE and Verifone, and lived in several countries in Latin America and Europe.

Dr. Alex Garcia Faura Babypod

Biography

Graduated in Medicine in 1999 from the University of Barcelona. He has spent 12 years as a gynaecologist and fertility consultant at Institut Marques, Barcelona, and is the current Scientific Director. In this role, his time is focused on clinical research, management, and quality in healthcare. In the last 3 years his research on fetal audition and vaginal musical stimulation during pregnancy has shown that the only way for sound or music to reach the fetus is through its mother’s vagina; his work as the Scientific Board Director at MusicInBaby has supported the development of the first vaginal music device designed for pregnancy: the Babypod.

Alessia Moltani Comftech

Biography

After the Degree in fashion design at Istituto Marangoni, she achieved an in-depth experience in fashion production. She developed a deep interest in textile materials and new technologies. Since 2005 she has been working on the sensorization of the garments and the future applications for high technological yarns and textiles .She collaborates with Istituto Marangoni as teacher in the subject Fabrics and materials .She is co-author in four international patents and in publications and papers. Since 2010 she is the CEO of Comftech, comfortable technology and textile sensors.

Fabrizio Cialdea Atooma

Biography

Fabrizio Cialdea is TLC engineer with a specific background in the knowledge management, wireless networks, IP networks (3 master programs so far). Highly skilled in the field, thanks to a 9 years job experience with companies like TIM, LG, Huawei and Atooma.

Chetan Chaudhary Twilio

Biography

Chetan Chaudhary is the Head of the IoT Business unit at Twilio. He is a long-time Twilio employee and entrepreneur. Previously, Chetan held sales leadership roles at both Cisco and Oracle driving revenue globally. As Twilio expands, he has been tasked in building this newly created business unit focused on IoT.
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Andreas Vogler BizFact

Biography

Before entering the start-up arena in 2012, Andreas Vogler, 43 years, German, worked more than ten years in the areas of business optimization and business process outsourcing for companies like Tata Consultancy Services or BP. These activities included the set-up of entirely new companies and departments from scratch in an international environment. However, already since the very beginning of his career Andreas Vogler was constantly in touch with the developments in the internet business, because technologies from this sector inspired solutions for his daily work of delivering a change to the better for his customers by designing and implementing new IT systems and process flows. In this period of his life, Andreas Vogler’s urgent personal request for optimizing his daily schedule made him think about to what extent the Internet of Things in general and future car designs in particular could help him on that. This led finally to the development of Metropolis.

Francois Vandenheste FILLONY

Biography

Francois Vandenheste is a serial entrepreneur who has opened a number of companies in Hong Kong, France, China and Indonesia. After years of trading home appliances and consumer electronics, Francois is now focussing on bringing to market innovative smart products which can make a change in users’ life.

Maxence Chotard EISOX

Biography

As an engineer in electronics and computer science from ESEO, Maxence Chotard studied a Master in embedded and critical systems. He also got a Master in the business school ESSCA and is now specialized in marketing. With those two strong competencies he is working either on the technical aspects of this project on the communication and on the business part

Abe Matamoros EllieGrid

Biography

Abe has a background finance and economics, and a passion for making a positive impact on the world through entrepreneurship.

Jonathan Gael Ether2

Biography

Jonathan Gael is a Co-Founder of Ether2, where upon the advice of DQSA inventor, Dr.Graham Campbell, Gael set out to acquire his research patents from the Illinois Institute of Technology, build an executive team, and raise funds to design a chip that could close the Digital Divide for billions of people and trillions of objects. Though Campbell's technology was invented for cable TV, it has been demonstrated to near-perfect performance in M2M, and in the near future DQSA will fill the interoperability and security gaps among various IoT and legacy sensor network protocol stacks for low latency, optimal throughput and inherent trust.

Jason Appelbaum EverCharge

Biography

Entrepreneur, Product Engineer, Hacker and IoT Enabler.

Ryan Evans Inboard Technology

Biography

Ryan Evans is the Co-Founder and CEO of Inboard Technology. His career has spanned across nearly all disciplines of the action sports industry including marketing, product development, and sales distribution. He has a strong and proven ability to lead teams through complex product development, testing, and quality control processes. As the former President of North America for Pure Action Sports, Ryan led a multinational sales team distributing product from warehouses and factories around the globe to 36 countries. Along with these, Ryan maintains the operational duties of sales forecasting, cash flow and inventory management, and forming strategic partnerships with peripheral brands and factories/vendors.

Denis Sokol iSocket Systems

Biography

Denis Sokol is the founder and CEO of iSocket Systems – a home automation company that notifies users promptly about problems in their homes. He has been an entrepreneur all his working life. His business activity has always been IT related. In 2010 he started the iSocket project and introduced a new term – smart plug – to the world. Denis continues to focus on cellular solutions for smart homes and industry. He has a Masters Degree in Engineering and a Master of Science in Industrial Management.

Ruud Riem - Vis Kizy Tracking

Biography

Ruud holds a Master in Electrical Engineering of the Twente University and gets his PhD of the Neuchâtel University in 1993 at the age of 29, a postgraduate degree in Applied Statistics and receives his MBA in 1996. He is mentioned as the inventor on several patents in the fields of GPS and GSM. Motivated by challenges, he first works on high speed Internet equipment and then heads the development of a low power GPS watch receiver at the Institute of Microtechnology (today part of the Swiss EPFL) in collaboration with the Swatch Group research laboratories during 5 years. Early 2000, he founds IP01, develops an ultra-low power wireless sensor network technology and applies it to market a complete cold chain monitoring solution. After almost a decade, he sells the company, offers technical consulting during a transition period and joins a subsidiary of Swisscom in fall 2010. In 2013, he decides to explore his expertise with dynamic partners from Switzerland and Asia to develop an affordable, easy to use, global tracking solution called Kizy.

Sebastien Vandenheste BBDL

Biography

Sébastien Vandenheste is currently studying Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management at Imperial College London. He also holds a Master in Computing & IT from St Andrews University (Scotland) and a Bachelor degree from Duke University (USA).
He has a wide interest in technologies and the way they can drastically improve our lives. He has been helping the KLIKR team in its product development and market launch.

William Mutual IoT Smart Systems

Biography

Mr. William Mutual serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of IoT Smart Systems, Inc. (LiveCast”). Mr. Mutual is a streaming media technology visionary. He has 20 years experience in the digital media field including many industry firsts. In 1995, he founded ITV.net, which quickly became the world leader in event Webcasting. In 1997 went on to establish venture-funded, POPcast Communications, the first automated personal video sharing service. William has continued his two decades of innovation within streaming media by founding of IoT Smart Systems, Inc. and its focus on serving discerning Enterprise customers with an end to end solution, providing integrated live video, IoT data, alarm monitoring, and multi-faceted stream delivery.

Stefan Pfeffer Microtronics

Biography

Since the founding of Microtronics 10 years ago, CFO Stefan Pfeffer is on board as an expert for financial matters, business model innovation and security. With his comprehensive know-how he can look back on a number of successfully handled M2M and IoT projects. As CFO numbers are important for Stefan Pfeffer. That’s why he helps customers to turning their idea into a Proof of Concept within 3 weeks. So they can minimize development costs and achieve a faster market launch. The integration of Microtronics’ total solution of hardware, software and service in a profitable business model has a top priority for Stefan Pfeffer.

Oliver Courtade MYXYTY

Biography

Based in Sophia Antipolis in France, Olivier Courtade is a 49 year old "serial entrepreneur", pioneering machine-to-machine solutions.In 1998, he created BA Lease SA and develops the first system tracking and remotely stopping stolen vehicles. He merged his company with the COBRA Automotive Group (recently sold to Vodafone) opens 28 countries in distribution and they have equipped 900,000 vehicles together. In 2004, he created M2M Solution, a company of machine-to-machine and Myxyty in 2009 with its own brand to address the connected home market and the convergence of uses.

Moe Mahmoodian Payuca

Biography

Among friends and business partners Moe is known as an energetic, idea driven and motivated 41 year old entrepreneur living in Vienna, Austria with his lovely wife and daughter. After successfully completing his MBA in International Business, Moe has founded Vienna's leading serviced apartment agency viennaresidence. In 2016 Moe wants to face the next challenge in his life by making stress free parking possible for everybody - with PAYUCA (the "Airbnb" for Parking).

William Powers PixController

Biography

William Powers is the founder and CEO of PixController, Inc. The company was founded in 1999 and incorporated in 2004. He has over 28 years of experience in embedded electronic, software product development, and business management. William’s knowledge and vast practical experience in multiple wireless data telemetry technologies and deploying electronic products in remote areas has been critical to the success of the company. His experience includes developing a successful line of covert law-enforcement camera systems specifically designed for military, border-security, federal, state, and local agencies. Recently William has expand and diversify the company into the shale gas industry and remote data logging market, including environmental sensor monitoring.

Philip Goebel Quanticare

Biography

Philip Goebel is the CEO and co-founder of Quanticare Technologies, a startup health technology company building novel tracking and monitoring solutions which will support the clinical application of data-driven analytics in healthcare. He is a graduate of the doctor of physiotherapy program at Melbourne University and was a 2014 Melbourne University entrepreneurial fellow. Along with the Quanticare Team, he won the 2014 Janssen Health and Technology Challenge for their innovative work on building a low cost sensor for walking frames to prevent falls in the elderly.

Alysia M. Sagi-Dolev Qylur

Biography

Dr. Alysia M. Sagi-Dolev has dedicated her career to creating visionary solutions in the service of security that preserves people’s liberty and dignity. Culminating Dolev’s 20+ year leadership and innovation career with business ventures and government agencies, she founded and is CEO of Qylur Intelligent Systems. Qylur’s full-scale solutions are inspired by Dolev’s unmatched, first-hand experience dealing with advanced integrated technologies and terrorist threats. She has introduced a comprehensive approach that strikes an ideal balance between public safety, privacy and the business and operational interests of venues. Qylur is the maker of the Qylatron Entry Experience Solution, the world’s first entry solution integrating the entire process from interactive greeting and access control (ID verification) to respectful security screening. Dolev drove multiple technology innovations in the Qylatron, including a network of intelligent machines utilizing machine learning, a sophisticated use of IIoT. Under Dolev, Qylur struck key partnerships with world-leading strategic business partners and placed the Qylatron at world famous venues such as 2014 FIFA World Cup games in Brazil, a prominent theme park in Europe and Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Born in San Diego, California, Dolev holds a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering.

Enis Dogru Sade.Io

Biography

Enis Doğru has studied Mechatronics Engineering and graduated from the Institute of Technolgy Tralee, Ireland in 2010. He has worked for a multinational technology company for 2 years as project application engineer and gained experience in project development and management. He founded his first start-up in the field of green tech in 2013 with several fundings from Ministries and Research Councils. This start-up has been acquired by a Technology Group Company after 2 years. Enis joined the team of SADE.IO as Chief Innovation Officer to enjoy the shining future of IoT industry.

Narcis Avellana Sensing & Control Systems

Biography

As CEO, Narcis Avellana is responsible for the vision, strategy, and leadership of Sensing & Control Systems. As CFO, he is responsible for the company’s financial management. Under his leadership, S&C has grown to become one of the top 20 most innovative companies in Barcelona. Narcís co-founded S&C with Alberto Fernandez in 2006. Prior to S&C, he was a Marketing Director and Key Account Manager for the Application Specific Integrated Circuits (ASIC) Division at Epson Europe Electronics. In 2001, he returned to Barcelona to establish the Seiko-Epson Business & R&D Center, where he was General Manager for 6 years. Along his professional career, Narcís has published more than 40 scientific articles and is an Approved Expert Evaluator and Reviewer for the European Commission. He received his Ph.D. in Microelectronics, summa cum laude, from the University Of Ulm, Germany, his BA in Computer Science from the University of Barcelona and his MsC in Business Administration from the Autonomous University of Barcelona.

Jari Naula SEP Solutions/Onni Smart Care

Biography

Jari Naula is the CTO of SEP Solutions, a Finnish technology company founded in 2012. Since joining the company in 2015, Mr Naula has been responsible for leading SEP Solutions’ software development projects, in addition to which he has recently also started to be involved in shaping the company’s direction. Mr Naula’s alma mater is University of Oulu, Finland, from which he graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Engineering in 1999. In addition to his academic studies, Mr Naula has completed numerous multi-disciplinary courses earning him, for example, PMP and Kaizen leader certificates. Jari Naula has 15 years hands-on experience from both leading people and leading software development projects. During his long employment with a Finnish company pioneering the entire field of mobile communications, Mr Naula was also involved in technical management, change management and, for example, in partnering with other companies.

Christian Störi Swissprime

Biography

Christian Störi currently serves as Business Developer at Swissprime Technologies, where he assists the company's CEO Thomas Riesen in the commercial development of My Lock. Before joining Swissprime Technologies, Mr Störi held a position within an European investment bank focusing on mid-market transactions. Having previously attended University of St Gallen and University of Virginia to obtain a Bachelor's degree in Economics, he is currently pursuing two Master's degrees at HEC Paris (Entrepreneurship) and University of St Gallen (Banking and Finance) respectively. Mr Störi is fluent in German, English and French.

Paul Slaby Teslonix

Biography

Dr. Slaby is an experienced technology executive and early-stage CEO specialist. He founded and ran several successful high-tech ventures including ATMOS Corp, MicroSemiX, VoIPshield Systems, Kaben Wireless Silicon and others. He led them from ground zero through VC funding, product and market development, to industry leadership. His strength is developing vision, direction and strategy for the company, bringing “the right people on the bus”, pioneering new business models, growing revenue, arranging financing, and navigating the treacherous waters of rapid growth in an unknown territory. He held various engineering and management positions in Bell Northern Research, Nortel Networks, and Carleton University before embarking on his entrepreneurial career. He served on the Board of Directors of several companies and acted as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the National Research Council and as an Advisor to Carleton University Foundry program. He has several years of academic and teaching experience. He is an author of numerous articles, presentations, scientific publications and conference papers. Paul’s popular blog “The Art of Growing High-Tech Ventures” receives many accolades.

Kevin Lloyd Wearable Technologies

Biography

Kevin is a 20+ year veteran of the Mobile and Digital industry having worked at Nokia, Ericsson, Sony Ericsson, Siemens Enterprise and Unify. Kevin received an MBA from the American Graduate School of International Management and is the co-founder and CEO at Educe Mobile.