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Anand Chandrasekaran

Chief Products Officer

Snapdeal

  

Anand Chandrasekaran is Chief Product Officer of Snapdeal. Prior to Snapdeal, Chandrasekaran served as the Chief Product Officer of Bharti Airtel Limited. He co-founded Aeroprise, Inc. (BMC Mobility for IT Service Management) and also served as its Director of Marketing. He drove mobile product management within the search product group at yahoo! Prior to yahoo!, he served as a Director of PM at Openwave driving new product incubation and day to day product management of the mobile mediation product line which touched more than 200 million subscribers daily through more than 70 mobile operators. Previously, Mr. Chandrasekaran served a variety of research, product and marketing roles with Yodlee Inc., the Indian Institute of Science, Raman Research Institute and SLAC. In 2010, he was selected by World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader.


     
     
  Andrew Hopkins
MD- IoT
Accenture

Andrew is a member of Accenture’s Global IoT Leadership Team and is responsible for Accenture’s strategic IoT relationship with Intel.  Andrew is responsible for bringing the best of Intel products, technology and capabilities to extend and strengthen the IoT offers that Accenture takes to its clients. Andrew has a thorough understanding of how IoT impacts our clients through multiple use cases that impact virtually every major industry. His role includes helping clients realize the full potential value from IoT through the design, delivery and ongoing management of IoT solutions that combine the best of Accenture and Intel. Previously, Andrew led Management Consulting for Mobility in North America and was responsible for helping clients leverage mobility to drive transformational change and business value.

     
     
 

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.

     
     
 

Craig Moffett

Partner

MoffettNathanson


Craig Moffett has consistently been ranked as the top analyst in the U.S. in both the U.S. Telecom and Cable & Satellite sectors. He was rated the #1 analyst in the U.S. Telecommunications sector by Bloomberg Markets in their first annual research poll in 2012, and he has been ranked among the top analysts in Telecommunications in the U.S. in Institutional Investor’s survey every year since 2008. Mr. Moffett graduated from Harvard Business School with Honors in 1989. He received a BA from Brown University phi beta kappa in 1984.
     
     
 

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.

     
     
 

Dr. Eric Topol

Chief Academic Officer

Scripps Health

 

Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer, Eric Topol, MD, is a practicing cardiologist with Scripps Clinic and a pioneer in the field of cardiovascular medicine. He has built an international reputation for his ground-breaking research and expertise. In a 2012 poll conducted by Modern Healthcare, Dr. Topol was voted as the number one Most Influential Physician Executive in the United States. He has also published over 1100 peer-reviewed articles and over 30 medical textbooks. His book The Creative Destruction of Medicine: How the Digital Revolution Will Create Better Health Care (Basic Books) was published in 2012.

     
     
 

Glenn Lurie
CEO and President
AT&T Mobility

 

Glenn Lurie is CEO and President for AT&T Mobility. In this role, Mr. Lurie is responsible for AT&T’s strategic initiative to drive innovation in bringing wireless connectivity to a host of new devices and applications — including personal computing, eReaders, telematics and portable navigation devices, eHealth devices, and machine-to-machine communications solutions. Mr. Lurie also has responsibilities for AT&T’s ongoing operations and relationship with Apple Inc., having led negotiations to bring the iPhone and iPad to AT&T. Prior to entering the wireless industry, Mr. Lurie was a professional soccer player for teams representing Cleveland, Atlanta, Milwaukee and Portland. Mr. Lurie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Marketing from Seattle Pacific University in Seattle, WA.

     
     
 

Hank Skorny
SVP - IoT
Neustar

Hank Skorny is Senior Vice President of IoT at Neustar. Before Neustar, Hank was vice president and general manager of Intel Services Division. Skorny was responsible for the Intel strategy and delivery of a portfolio of unified software services across the device and operating system continuum. He has extensive experience in the mobile software and services industry as well as in PC software going back 25 years. Prior to joining Intel, he was senior vice president and Chief Strategy Officer of Realnetworks. Previously Skorny served as CEO of Thumbspeed, Inc., where he led Thumbspeed through its acquisition by OZ Communications subsequently acquired by Nokia. Prior to Thumbspeed, Skorny held senior executive positions at Infospace Mobile and AOL Mobile, as well as senior positions at Adobe Systems, Microsoft and Apple Computer across his career. Hank studied Chemistry at Drexel University and received much recognition for his research in computer modeling of complex 3-D chemical reactions.

 

     
     
 

Josh Will

SVP

Best Buy

 

Josh Will is the SVP and Senior Category Officer/General Merchandising Manager for Mobile Phones, Connected Home and the Mobile Specialty Stores for Best Buy Co., Inc., a multinational retailer of technology and entertainment products and services. In this capacity, Josh focuses on category expertise and strategic plans; vendor relationship management and program/assortment decision for all channels, pricing and promotion decisions for all channels; category and SKU forecasting and replenishment; full SKU lifecycle profitability; and bringing the vision of the connected world to life in stores through the implementation of tangible strategies and applications. Josh received his Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of Mary.

     
     
 

Julie Woods-Moss

CEO – NextGen Business, CMO

Tata Communications

 

Julie Woods-Moss is Chief Marketing Officer at Tata Communications, a position she has held since September 2012 and is responsible for all companywide marketing and communications. She is also CEO of Nextgen business at Tata Communications, with P&L responsibility for business with the “silicon valleys” around the globe. She joined BT in 2004 and became CMO and President of Strategy with responsibility for BT’s £5 Billion products and services portfolio.

 

     
     
 

Mark Fernandes

Managing Director

Sierra Ventures

 

Mark Fernandes is a Managing Director at Sierra Ventures. Mr. Fernandes began his career as part of the founding team of a display company, followed by product roles at Seagate and Cisco. After his MBA, he then spent four years as a research analyst covering the software sector at Robertson Stephens and Merrill Lynch. Mr. Fernandes joined Sierra in 2002 and focuses primarily on software. Some of his prior investments include Sourcefire (IPO; M&A - Cisco $2.7B), Frontbridge and Opalis (M&A - Microsoft) and DynamicOps (M&A - VMware). Mark holds a BS from Mangalore University (India), a MS from UC Berkeley, and an MBA from Harvard University.

     
     
 

Mark Showers

EVP and CIO

Reinsurance Group of America

 

Mark Showers is Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Reinsurance Group of America, Incorporated (RGA). He has primary responsibility for the strategic direction of the company’s information technology resources, as well as the global operations of information technology functions on a day-to-day basis. Prior to joining RGA in 2009, Mark spent more than 25 years at Monsanto Company in St. Louis, Missouri, in roles of increasing responsibility, retiring as Chief Information Officer.
     
     
 

Marty Cooper

Chairman

Dyna LLC                

 

Cooper is an internationally renowned expert on technology and innovation and its impact on business and society. He is widely regarded as one of the leading inventors of our time and has spent most of the past 5 decades creating some of the world’s most important business and technological concepts and offerings. He is an activist who seeks to shape public policy in the US and globally having testified before various committees, and been featured in national publications and news shows. He is passionate about the revolution in health care and commerce that wireless technology will engender when networks are finally opened and new technology adopted.

 

     
     
 

Raja Rajamannar

CMO

Mastercard

 

Raja Rajamannar is Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) for MasterCard. In this role, he has global responsibility for our advertising, sponsorships, promotions, research, insights, and digital and consumer marketing initiatives. Prior to Joining MasterCard, Mr. Rajamannar served as Executive Vice President and Chief Transformation Officer at WellPoint, Inc. During his tenure at WellPoint, he led the company’s strategic direction and had enterprise-wide oversight for Marketing, Innovation, Corporate Development & Ventures, Consumer Data Analytics, Digital and International Operations. He also led WellPoint’s $10 billion Medicare Advantage business.

 
     
     
 

Rima Qureshi

Chief Strategy Officer

Ericsson

 

As Chief Strategy Officer, Rima Qureshi is responsible for the company’s overall strategy, for driving the Mergers and Acquisitions strategy and activities, as well as serving as Chairman of Business Unit Modems. She has led improvement programs for a major customer in North America and managed Global Service Delivery Centers in Montréal, Canada; Dallas, San Diego and New York City in the US; and in the Mexican capital Mexico City; and São Paolo in Brazil. Qureshi was appointed to the Board of Directors of MasterCard Worldwide in April 2011, based on her broad international experience and business acumen.

     
     
 

Rob Gelick

SVP and GM – Digital Platforms

CBS Interactive Entertainment

 

Rob Gelick is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Digital Platforms for CBS Interactive Entertainment. In this role, he is responsible for developing cohesive CBS Interactive Entertainment experiences across multiple platforms – the web, mobile, connected devices, social, video and gaming – including CBS.com, the CBS App and CBS All Access, CBS’s subscription video on demand and live-streaming service. In addition, Gelick’s team leads the development and production of original digital content to support the CBS Television Network’s slate of shows as well as special events like the GRAMMYs and ACM Awards. Prior to CBS, Gelick was one of the founding executives at Helio. Before Helio, Gelick spent eight years at Motorola.

     
   

  Sanjiv Ahuja
Chairman
Tillman Global Holdings

Sanjiv Ahuja is one of the most accomplished, innovative and respected names in global telecom.  He had led companies to his current incarnation as an entrepreneur with business interests spanning Asia, Africa, Europe and the US. Sanjiv’s executive technology progression -- including IBM and Telcordia -- led to his rising rapidly to become CEO at Orange, leading its growth from 48M subscribers to over 100M.  Then, as founder and CEO of LightSquared, Ahuja set out to solve one of the biggest challenges confronting the wireless telecommunications industry:  increasing network capacity in a spectrum-constrained environment. He has served on several public boards including Telenor S.A., Cadbury’s, Williams-Sonoma and Network Appliance.

     
     
  Tim Chang
Managing Partner
Mayfield

Tim is a proven venture investor and experienced global executive. He has been named to the Forbes Midas list, as one of “12 Most Influential Tech Investors” by CNET, an Always On Digital Media & Mobile Power Player, and received the Gamification Summit award for Special Achievement in the Industry. Tim leads Mayfield’s consumer investing practice which focuses on areas such as the Internet of Things, consumerized health & wellness, crowdsourcing, collaborative consumption, mobile-first service and product marketplaces, vertical communities, and enabling platforms and services. Tim’s has over a decade of investment experience with firms such as Norwest Venture Partners & Gabriel Venture Partners.

 

     
     
  Vijay Shekhar Sharma
Founder and CEO
Paytm

Vijay Shekhar Sharma is the founder and Chairman of One97 and PayTM, the leading mobile internet companies of India. PayTM has the maximum transaction volume of any internet company in India and has recently raised ~$0.5 Billion from Alibaba.

     
   

  Vishal Gupta
Chief Products and IoT Officer
Silent Circle

Vishal Gupta is the Chief Products and IoT Officer in Silent Circle LCC and is based in DC. Vishal is focusing on enhancing our Cyber Security by securing the critical area called Internet Of Things (IoT) and helping Enterprises and Service Providers move to more secure, convenient, and integrated solutions. Vishal is focusing on key verticals like FSI, Healthcare, Mfg., and Government and building eco-system of secure IoT offerings in these verticals. Prior to Silent Circle, Vishal was a VP/GM for IoT with Cisco and led Cisco’s global efforts to transform Healthcare, Banking, and Retail by creating differentiated IoT Solutions and a services portfolio.

 

     
     
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