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Allen Proithis

President

Sigfox

 

Allen Proithis, who was named to the new position of President of SIGFOX North America, comes with an extensive background in the IoT and M2M markets. Prior to that, he was EVP of InterDigital Solutions, where he was responsible for monetizing a $700 million, 10-year R&D investment by taking commercially promising technologies to the marketplace. In that role, he led the creation of Convida Wireless, an M2M joint venture with Sony, InterDigital and Stephen Capital, and until recently served as chairman. Earlier in his carrier, Proithis spent seven years at Hewlett-Packard where he ultimately led strategy & business development for their Handheld Business Unit. Proithis holds a bachelor of arts degree in telecommunications from Penn State University.

     
     
 

Dr. Ali Farhadi

CEO

Xnor.ai

 

Ali Farhadi is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. Prior to this, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the Robotics Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. He received his PhD from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign under the supervision of David Forsyth. His research has been mainly focused on computer vision and machine learning. Ali also leads the project Plato at the Allen Institute for Artificial Intelligence. His team at AI2 is mainly focused on fundamental problems at the intersection of AI and computer vision. He is also the CEO and co-founder of xnor.ai focusing on efficient and embedded deep learning with the goal of providing ubiquitous AI.

 

     
     
 

Dr. Anand Rao
Partner - AI
PwC


Anand Rao is a principal in PwC’s Advisory practice, is the Innovation Lead for the US firm’s Analytics Group and is the co-lead for the Global Project Blue, Future of Insurance research. With his PhD and research career in Artificial Intelligence and his subsequent experience in management consulting he brings business domain knowledge, statistical, and computational analytics to generate unique insights into the practice of ‘data science’. Prior to joining management consulting, Anand was the Chief Research Scientist at the Australian Artificial Intelligence Institute. He has held Board positions at start-ups and currently serves as a Board member for not-for-profit industry associations.

     
     
  Barak Turovsky
Head of Product, Google Translate and Machine Intelligence
Google

Barak Turovsky is responsible for product management and user experience for Google Translate. Barak focuses on applying advanced machine learning techniques to deliver magical experiences and to break language barriers across web, mobile applications, Search, Chrome and other products. Previously, Barak spent 2 years as a product leader within Google Wallet team. Prior to joining Google in 2011, Barak was Director of Product in Microsoft’s Mobile Advertising, Head of Mobile Commerce at PayPal and Chief Technical Officer in an Israeli start up. Barak earned a Bachelor’s of Laws degree from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.

     
     
 

Biju Nair
President and CEO

HYLA Mobile


Biju Nair is Chief Executive Officer of HYLA Mobile. In this role, Mr. Nair is responsible for leading the strategic vision for the company. Prior to joining HYLA Mobile, Mr. Nair was CSO at Synchronoss and the Chairman & CEO of Sapience Knowledge Systems, Inc., a venture backed wireless software company (acquired by Synchronoss Technologies in 2011). Mr. Nair holds a Master of Science degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from Politechnika Warszawska and a Master of Science degree in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology.

     
     
 

Bill Diotte

CEO

Mocana

 

William (Bill) Diotte is a technology entrepreneur, CEO and Board Member with over 20 years of experience in working with tech-driven companies from startup stage to Fortune 500. Prior to joining Mocana as Chief Executive, he was the co-founder and CEO of software defined networking pioneer BroadHop Inc., acquired by Cisco. Bill has also served as a Board Member to LiveAction, Inc., and is an investor and advisor to several companies in the software infrastructure and security space. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from Queen’s University in Kingston, a MBA from the Ivey School at the University of Western Ontario and is an alumnus of the International Business Program at the Stockholm School of Economics.

     
     
  Brian Modoff
EVP - Strategy and M&A
Qualcomm Incorporated

Brian Modoff is executive vice president of strategy and M&A for Qualcomm Incorporated. In this role, Modoff will partner closely with the Executive Committee to help define Qualcomm’s strategic direction and long-term vision in order to ensure strong cohesion and alignment with all strategic planning efforts throughout the organization. Modoff also will have oversight of Qualcomm’s venture investment portfolio. Prior to joining Qualcomm, Modoff served as a technology analyst for Deutsche Bank covering the wireless networking and communications systems sector for more than 20 years. Modoff holds a Master of International Management from the American Graduate School of International Management (Thunderbird) in Glendale, Arizona and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from California State University, Fullerton.

     
     
  Dr. Charles Loop
Chief Science Officer
8i

Charles Loop has spent most of his career as a Research Scientist, working on computer graphics, for companies such as Apple and Microsoft. He is best known as the inventor of Loop Subdivision, an algorithm used for creating smooth shapes used in areas such as medical imaging, special effects, and video games. Charles is also an expert in parallel programming using Graphics Processing Units (GPUs). Most recently, he initiated a project at Microsoft called Holoportation, that was well received in computer vision and graphics communities. The project demonstrated a two-way telepresence system, allowing users wearing Augmented Reality (AR) display devices such as Hololens to interact with each other’s photo-realistic 3D holograms in real-time, while physically separated by thousands of miles. Currently Charles serves as the Chief Scientist in 8i, a startup whose mission is to deliver photo-realistic human holograms. Charles holds an M.S. in Mathematics from the University of Utah, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington.

     
     
 

Chetan Sharma
CEO
Chetan Sharma Consulting

 

Chetan Sharma is CEO and founder of Chetan Sharma Consulting and is one of the leading strategists in the mobile industry. Executives from wireless companies around the world seek his accurate predictions, independent insights, and actionable recommendations. He has served as an advisor to senior executive management of several Fortune 100 companies in the wireless space and is probably the only industry strategist who has advised each of the top 6 global mobile data operators. Chetan is the author or co-author or editor of 12 best-selling books on mobile and over 150 articles related to mobile. He serves on the advisory boards of Telefonica, Ericsson, Kymeta and other stealth startups.

     
     
 

Chris Heiser

CEO and Founder

Renovo.Auto

 

Chris Heiser is the CEO and co-founder of Renovo, leading the company’s development of software platforms to accelerate the innovation and adoption of automated mobility on-demand (AMoD) systems. In addition to serving as a founding advisor of San Francisco’s Self Racing Cars Series, Chris is a die-hard gearhead with a passion for motorsports, engineering and technology. He was previously the Director of Product Management at LightSurf—pioneer of the camera phone—before the company was acquired by Verisign. Heiser graduated from Carnegie Mellon with a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering.

     
 

Chris Weasler

Head of Global Connectivity

Facebook

 

Chris Weasler leads the strategy, operations, and partnerships for Internet.org, the Facebook led alliance focused on driving affordable Internet adoption globally. Previously, Weasler managed Facebook's partnerships with mobile operators. Prior to Facebook, he was VP of business development at LightSquared and VP of global development and roaming at Sprint Nextel. Early in his career, at Palm he helped launch the first wireless PDA, and at OmniSky, Weasler led the product and business development for its wireless portal. He has an undergraduate degree from Marquette University and an MBA from Dartmouth's Tuck School.

     
     
 

Doug Suriano

SVP and GM

Oracle Communications

 

As Senior Vice President and General Manager of Oracle Communications, Doug Suriano is responsible for managing strategic planning, product development, sales, service, and support for Oracle Communications products. He joined Oracle in 2013 as Vice President of Products for Oracle Communications following the Tekelec acquisition where he served as Chief Technology Officer and Vice President of Engineering. Prior to Tekelec, Suriano was the Vice President of Engineering at dynamicsoft, Inc. and Chief Information Officer for QAD, Inc. Before QAD, he managed the information technology division for the United States Marine Corps.

     
     
  Ed Tang
Cofounder and CTO
Avegant

Edward Tang oversees the strategic direction of Avegant in addition to driving business development and fundraising activities. Prior to Avegant, Edward started Tang Engineering Consulting LLC, a consulting and design firm for the MEMS community. As CEO and President, he provided micro and nanofabrication design, simulation and fabrication services to Fortune 500 companies, start-ups and universities. He received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan. Over his tenure, Tang spent over ten years working for the university as a senior process engineer.

     
     
  Gladys Kong
CEO
UberMedia

Gladys Kong is an award-winning expert in mobile technology and data solutions. An entrepreneur and founder of multiple tech companies, she holds numerous patents in the mobile technology space. Gladys has been recognized for her work in digital mobile innovation by Business Insider and Mobile Marketer.
     
     
 

Greg Gewickey

VP - Emerging Technology

Warner Bros.

 

Greg Gewickey is a VP of Technology for Warner Bros. Greg’s group assesses the impact of emerging technologies and platforms on content creation and distribution, implementing new production and distribution technologies in support of the mission/goals of the WB divisions. Greg also serves on the WB patent committee. Greg has over 30 years of experience in the software industry. While consulting for several start-ups, he joined InterActual™ which created Internet-enabled DVD applications for major Hollywood releases like the Matrix and Harry Potter. Recently, at WB, Greg has been co-leading a cross-divisional team exploring the entertainment opportunities employing VR, AR and MR. Additionally, Greg works with the Time Warner Investment team on technology-related opportunities. Greg has degrees in Math and Computer Science from Furman University.

     
     
 

Greg Wester
SVP
Mobile Posse

 

Greg is EVP of Marketing and Business Development at Mobile Posse. A 20+ year veteran of interactive marketing and advertising. Prior to Mobile Posse, Greg was COO at VoodooVox where he lead advertising sales, marketing and PR operating functions.  Before VoodooVox, Greg was founder and President of Soapbox Marketing, a consultancy that helped brands strategize, design, launch, and measure best-practice digital word-of-mouth campaigns. Greg’s experience includes directing the development of marketing research systems for Omnicom-owned Organic agency, as well as founding the new media primary research and Internet consulting practice for The Yankee Group. Now a non-practicing engineer, Greg started his career building and testing interactive services at GTE Research Labs.

     
     
Gunter Ollmann
CTO, Security - Cloud + Enterprise
Microsoft

Gunter Ollmann serves as CTO for Security and currently oversees the cross-pillar strategy for the Cloud and Enterprise Security groups. He has nearly three decades of information security experience in an array of cyber security consulting and research roles. Before joining Microsoft, Gunter served as Chief Security Officer at Vectra AI driving new research and innovation into ML and AI-based threat detection of insider threats.. Günter is a widely respected authority on security issues and technologies and has researched, written and published hundreds of technical papers and bylined articles.

     
     
 

Ina Fried

Chief Technology Correspondent

Axios

 

Ina Fried is a senior editor at Recode, where she covers wireless issues and devices, including tablets, smartphones and even some phones of average intelligence. Before helping launch Recode, Ina covered mobile at All Things Digital where she also co-produced the D: Dive Into Mobile conference. She spent a decade at CNET where she covered, among other things, Microsoft and Apple. Prior to joining CNET in May 2000, she covered chips for Bridge News and was a writer at the Orange County Business Journal and Orange County Register. She graduated from Miami University in Ohio.

     
     
 

João Barros

CEO and Founder

Veniam

 

João Barros is Founder and CEO of Veniam, Professor Catedrático of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Porto, and Founding Director of the Institute for Telecommunications (IT) in Porto, Portugal. He was a Fulbright scholar at Cornell University and later at Stanford, having held visiting appointments also at MIT and Carnegie Mellon. In recent years, Dr. Barros has received several awards, including the 2010 IEEE Communications Society Young Researcher Award. He received his undergraduate education in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the Universidade do Porto (UP), Portugal and Universitaet Karlsruhe, Germany, a performing arts degree in flute from the Music Conservatory of Porto, the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Information Technology from the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM), Germany and the habilitation (agregação) from the University of Porto.

     
     
 

John Aisien

CEO

Bluecedar

 

John is the CEO of Blue Cedar. He brings a wealth of relevant experience as a successful enterprise software product and go-to-market executive, spanning roles in strategy & IT consulting, and successful stints running multiple functions in emerging, high-growth & large enterprise software firms. He was most recently the President & COO of Mocana, where he ran go-to-market operations, including sales, marketing, corporate development, product management, and professional services for the Atlas platform business. Before that, he was the VP of Product Management for Oracle Fusion Middleware, which encompasses solutions for mobile application security & platform services for IoT applications, among other application platform technologies. 

     
  Karen Weise
Reporter
Bloomberg

Karen Weise is a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Technology based in Seattle. She reports on how technology and policy affect people’s lives. Weise has written about how Uber flexes its lobbying might. Her work has been recognized by the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, the Investigative Reporters and Editors, and was named Longform’s Best Business story of 2015. She joined the magazine in 2011 from the investigative newsroom ProPublica, where she reported on the housing crisis. Weise has a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley and came to journalism from a business background after graduating from Yale University.


     
 

Ken Denman

Venture Partner

Sway Ventures


Ken Denman is an entrepreneur, board member and investor. Mr. Denman, an experienced technology CEO with executive, strategic and operational experience across software, artificial intelligence, wireless, and enterprise applications, is a venture partner with Sway Ventures.  Most recently, he was President and CEO of Emotient, Inc., an innovative venture-backed software start-up that built an artificial intelligence (deep learning) based platform for measuring facial expressions, leveraging computer vision and behavioral & cognitive science to predict emotions. Emotient was acquired by Apple in January of 2016. Mr. Denman is a member of the board of directors of Costco Wholesale (COST), Motorola Solutions (MSI), Shoretel (SHOR) and Mitek (MITK).
     
     
 

Kent Dicks

Founder and CEO

Life365

 

Kent E. Dicks is a successful serial entrepreneur with 30+ years of experience providing dynamic and strategic leadership in new and emerging markets. As the founder of MedApps, Dicks led a dedicated team to improve legacy telehealth systems, and establish efficacy in using patient-centered mobile health solutions. Mr. Dicks now leads Life365, developing a new Digital Health as a Service (DHaaS) platform that utilizes a scalable range of services, solutions and user engagement methods to reach and address the chronic care market.

     
     
 

Lisa Hook

CEO

Neustar

 

Ms. Hook has served as Chief Executive Officer since October 2010, as a member of the Board since November 2010, and as President since January 2008. Previously, Ms. Hook served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sunrocket, Inc., a voice over IP service provider, held several executive-level posts at America Online, Inc., held several executive positions at Time Warner, Inc., a diversified media company, was legal advisor to the Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and was a senior attorney at Viacom International, Inc., a diversified media company. In 2012, she was appointed by President Obama to serve on the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC). In recognition of her personal and professional achievements, The Dickinson School of Law and Penn State University honored Ms. Hook as a 2012 Penn State Alumni Fellow.

     
     
 

Marachel Knight

SVP - Wireless Network Architecture

AT&T

 

Marachel Knight is senior vice president of Wireless Network Architecture and Design. She oversees the architecture and design of the AT&T wireless network, wireline access, mobility services, wireless device technology and tools. Marachel previously served as vice president of Advanced Technology and Planning. Responsibilities included monumental initiatives such as 5G Evolution, Project AirGig and software-defined networking, across AT&T. Marachel received the 2016 Top 100 under 50 Diverse Executive Leaders Award. Marachel serves on the board of directors of National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering, Inc. and on the advisory board of After School Matters. She received her master's degree in information networking from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Florida State University.

     
     
 

Matt Grob

EVP - Technology

Qualcomm

 

Matt Grob is executive vice president of technology for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and a member of Qualcomm’s executive committee. Grob joined Qualcomm in 1991 as an engineer. His contributions include system design, standardization and project leadership for early CDMA data services; the Globalstar satellite based mobile voice and data system and later 1x EV-DO high-speed wireless Internet access technology. Grob also served as Qualcomm’s Chief Technology Officer from 2011-2017. Under Grob’s leadership, Qualcomm Research efforts have expanded in scale and scope. Grob holds a Master of Science in electrical engineering from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from Bradley University. He is a member of the IEEE and holds more than 70 patents.

     
     
 

Dr. Mylea Charvat

CEO

Savonix


Dr. Mylea Charvat is a clinical psychologist, translational neuroscientist, and the CEO and Founder of the digital cognitive assessment company, Savonix. Dr. Charvat founded Savonix to address a critical challenge in the health care world – how do we assess the mental health, specifically the cognitive and emotional function, of patients on a large scale despite limited dollars and insufficient numbers of trained specialists? Dr. Charvat has been honored as a leader in her field with three consecutive special contribution awards by the Veterans Health Administration and she was recently recognized as a rising woman CEO of Silicon Valley in the Huffington Post.

     
     
  Dr. Nathan Price
Director & Professor
Institute of Systems Biology

Dr. Price is Professor & Associate Director of the Institute for Systems Biology (ISB) in Seattle, WA.  He is also Affiliate Faculty in the Departments of Bioengineering, Computer Science & Engineering, and Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of Washington. He is Co-Founder and on the Board of Directors of Arivale. Nathan has won numerous awards for his scientific work, most recently, he received the 2016 Grace A. Goldsmith Award from the American College of Nutrition, given to a scientist under the age of 50 for significant achievements in the field of nutrition for his work in scientific wellness. Dr. Price has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications Dr. Price served on the National Academy of Medicine committee to review omics-based tests to predict clinical outcome in clinical trials.  Dr. Price also serves on scientific advisory boards for a number of companies and institutes.
     
     
 

Paul Reynolds

CEO

Torch3d

 

Paul Reynolds is CEO and Co-Founder of Torch creating Mixed Reality prototyping and design tools for professional creatives. Prior to Torch, Paul was the Senior Director of SDKs and Applications at Magic Leap for nearly 3 years. Paul has an 18-year career in developing professional interactive 3D applications and video games for numerous clients including Monterey Bay Aquarium, Apple, and Harmon Kardon. Using his insight gained from working closely with cutting edge input and display technologies, he is passionate about helping people and companies harness the potential 3D computing platforms.

 
     
     
  Paul Steinberg
SVP and CTO
Motorola Solutions

Paul Steinberg, Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Motorola Solutions, leads the company’s technology and intellectual property strategy as well as the company’s strategic venture capital investment group. Paul joined Motorola in 1992 as a senior software development engineer in the wireless infrastructure group. Before joining Motorola, Paul was a distinguished member of the technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories where he worked on computer architecture and operating system development. Paul earned an associate’s degree of applied science in electrical engineering from Parkland College, a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Illinois Benedictine College and completed graduate studies in computer science at the University of Illinois.
     
     
  Rob Tiffany
CTO - Lumada
Hitachi

Rob Tiffany is Chief Technology Officer and Global Product Manager of the Lumada Internet of Things (IoT) Platform for Hitachi Insight Group. In his role, he oversees a world-class team of experts to drive strategy and design, with a focus on delivering transformative insights in Smart Industry, Smart Cities and Smart Energy. Prior to his role at Hitachi Insight Group, Rob spent 12 years at Microsoft in product management and engineering leadership roles.  Known as a pioneer in the areas of IoT/M2M and Mobile, he brought industrial equipment to life through wireless networks in the 1990s and went on to co-found the first cloud-based, mobile device management company in the early 2000s.
     
     
 

Dr. Robert Zhang

Cofounder and President

CloudMinds

 

Dr. Robert Zhang is a Co-Founder and President of CloudMinds Technology. Prior to co-founding CloudMinds, Robert was the Head of Service Strategy and Operations for Samsung Telecommunications America. Prior to that he worked for Irdeto, Joint Innovation Lab, Microsoft, and Apple. Robert earned a Ph.D. and M.S. in Computational Mechanics and M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Illinois, an M.S. in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University, and a B.S. from Tongji University, China.

     
     
 

Rohit Ghai

President

RSA

 

Rohit Ghai is President of RSA, a Dell Technologies business, and responsible for delivering RSA’s Business-Driven Security™ solutions, Rohit Ghai most recently served as president of Dell EMC’s Enterprise Content Division (ECD), where he was instrumental in setting a compelling vision, transforming go-to-market and revitalizing the portfolio for the digital era through strategic partnerships and acquisitions. He has more than 20 years of experience in IT in both startup and big company settings, with expertise in digital transformation in highly regulated markets, and knowledge across software, and systems and security. Ghai holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Roorkee.  

     
     
  Russ Green
CTO/GM
SAP Digital Interconnect

Russ Green is the General Manager, Communications Products and Technology at SAP Digital Connect. In this role, he leads the drive for innovation in new products and cloud services that intelligently connect and engage enterprises with people and things.  Russ has a broad technology background ranging from database internals to telecom and is passionate about new technology solutions to real business problems.  Prior to joining SAP, Russ held executive positions in product management and development at two startup companies in data management and mobile communications.

     
     
 

Dr. Sam Browd, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FAANS, FAAP

Neurosurgeon

University of Washington

 

Dr. Samuel R. Browd, is an experienced inventor and entrepreneur as well as highly regarded Professor of Pediatric Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington. Dr. Browd has co-founded four biomedical start-ups where he serves on the management teams - Aqueduct Critical Care, Inc., Navisonics, VICIS, and eLoupes.  Dr. Browd serves as a UW Presidential Entrepreneurial Faculty Fellow and is on the advisory board of CoMotion, the commercialization arm of the UW.  Dr. Browd teaches at the Foster School of Business and was named inventor of year in 2016 for the UW School of Medicine.

     
     
 

Dr. Seizo Onoe

President

DoCoMo Technologies

 

Seizo Onoe became Chief Technology Architect of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in June 2017 after his 5 years tenure as CTO, while retaining the position of President of DoCoMo Technology, Inc since 2015. Prior to his current position, he was named Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President and a Member of the Board of Directors in June 2012. Mr. Onoe became a Senior Vice President and Managing Director of the R&D Strategy Department in June 2008. He has been responsible for leading initiatives in the research and development of the analog cellular system, the digital cellular system, W-CDMA/ HSPA, LTE, LTE-Advanced and 5G. He is working on the research and development of radio access networks, core networks, consumer devices and cloud services. He has worked for NTT and NTT DoCoMo since 1982, acquiring more than 30 years of experience. Mr. Onoe has a master’s degree in electronics from the Kyoto University Graduate School of Engineering.

     
     
 

Dr. Shahin Farshchi

Partner

Lux Capital

 

Shahin empowers entrepreneurs aiming to accelerate humanity towards a brighter future through feats of engineering. He is passionate about artificial intelligence, robots, space, cars, and engines—pretty much anything you might find in an episode of Star Trek. He led Lux’s investments in Silicon Clocks (NASDAQ:SLAB), SiBeam (NASDAQ:SIMG), Planet, Plethora, Flex Logix, and Nervana. Previously, Shahin co-founded Vista Integrated Systems, which built wireless vital sign monitors based on a neural interface technology he developed during his PhD at UCLA. Shahin also developed hybrid electric vehicles for GM in Detroit, worked as a software developer in several Silicon Valley startups, and researched new techniques for semiconductor manufacturing. He earned his Bachelor’s in EECS at UC Berkeley.

 

  Shauna Heller
CEO
ClayparkVR

Shauna Heller is the founder of Clay Park, the first VR advisory firm for institutions, corporations and developers. Previously, she worked at Oculus as a Developer Relations Specialist managing engagement with VR developers across enterprise, education, health care and beyond. Currently, through Clay Park, Heller executive directs initiatives focused on introducing the mediums of 360° video and VR into education, enterprise and health care applications, including being a partner on Oculus’ VR For Good project, “360 High School Challenge” and the Children’s Hospital Los Angeles trauma simulation pilot. Prior to joining Oculus, Shauna was an LA-based director of business development for boutique creative tech and content companies working in AR/VR/AI with partners spanning education, entertainment and theme parks.

     
     
 

Shelly Palmer

CEO

Palmer Group

 

Named one of LinkedIn’s Top 10 Voices in Technology, Shelly Palmer is CEO of The Palmer Group, a strategic advisory, technology solutions and business development practice focused at the nexus of media and marketing with a special emphasis on machine learning and data-driven decision-making. He is a trusted strategic advisor to the C-Suite of leading digital media, content, broadcasting and technology firms and a key driver of market, technology and strategic direction, as well as acquisition strategies, for his clients.

     
     
 

Sridhar Solur

SVP – IoT and Xfinity Home

Comcast Cable

 

As Senior Vice President of Product Development for Xfinity Home and IoT for Comcast Cable, Sridhar Solur leads the strategic development of products for the Xfinity Home business, from concept to creation. This includes devices and services in the IoT, home automation, and home security categories. He joined Comcast from HP, where he was the founder and general manager of the company’s wearables and IoT business, as well as the founder and World Wide director of HP’s cloud and mobile printing business, known as HP ePrint

     
     
 

Steve Banfield

CEO

ReachNow (BMW)

 

Steve is CEO of ReachNow, car sharing and more from BMW headquartered in Seattle, WA. He is a 20-year technology industry veteran who has lead teams to build and market digital products and services used by millions worldwide. He comes to ReachNow from connected car services provider INRIX in Kirkland, WA where he was the Chief Marketing Officer. He has held senior leadership roles at premier technology companies like Sony, Microsoft, Paramount Pictures (Screenlife), Rightside and RealNetworks. Steve has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and received his undergraduate degree in Computer Science from Transylvania University in his home state of Kentucky.

     
     
  Dr. Thuc Vu
CEO and Cofounder
OhmniLabs

As the Co-founder and CEO of OhmniLabs (www.ohmnilabs.com), Thuc is focused on bringing intelligent robots into every home to help transform lives for the better. Prior to Ohmnilabs, Thuc co-founded two successful companies; Katango and Tappy which were acquired by Google and Weeby.co, respectively. With a BS degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a PhD degree from Stanford University, both in Computer Science, Thuc has extensive experience in Artificial Intelligence and Algorithms. Thuc was named in the Silicon Valley Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” class of 2017, an elite group of professionals who have significantly impacted the business world.

     
     
 

Toby Sun

CEO and Cofounder

LimeBike

 

Toby Sun is cofounder and CEO of LimeBike. He previously worked as a venture capitalist for Kinzon Capital (backed by Fosun Group), investing in Silicon Valley-based companies like Tapingo, uSens, StyleSeat, and Grubmarket. Prior to that, he was a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting and a marketing manager at PepsiCo, where he led the launch of Gatorade in new markets and managed 7UP in Asia for many years.

     
     
 

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

Chief of Digital Innovation

Seattle Children's Hospital

 

Dr. Wendy Sue Swanson founded the Digital Health department at Seattle Children’s Hospital. Bridging the digital divide between doctors and patients she has blazed a trail of patient education using her voice through a variety of different channels in traditional and social media. Through her blogpodcast , social media channels and her parenting book she translates science and parenting information to the public.  She hopes to transform the paternalistic approach to messaging into an empowered, patient-centered one where peers learn from each other and from expert advice online. 

 

 

     
     
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