Keynotes & Speakers

2018 Keynote Speakers List

2018 Dates: Nov 8th-9th, 2018.  London UK

Maciej Kranz,
Maciej Kranz, Vice President of Strategic Innovation,
Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. In this role, Mr. Kranz leads a team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Prior to assuming his current position, Mr. Kranz was General Manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, a business unit focused on technology solutions for the Internet of Things. He built a $250M business from the ground up in 18 months and relentlessly evangelized the IoT opportunity across Cisco and the market, making IoT one of Cisco’s major priorities.Previously, Mr. Kranz led efforts across Cisco to define, prioritize, and deliver Borderless Network Architecture and roadmaps.

Maria Håkansson
Vice President and Head of IoT
Maria Håkansson leads Ericsson’s team of Internet of Things (IoT) experts to offer operators the chance to maximize new business in a fully connected world. Håkansson and her team have global responsibility for all Ericsson’s end-to-end IoT technology offerings to telecom operators and through industry partners.  They are also focused on IoT innovation, ecosystem collaboration and partnerships, for example in the Automotive, transport & logistics, advanced industries and public sector. As one of the foremost Ericsson representatives on the topic of IoT, Håkansson is a dynamic speaker and panel participant.

Sajid Rahman,
Mr. Sajid Rahman is currently Chief Executive Officer of Telenor Health at Telenor Group. He is an experienced international leader with exposures in emerging markets of South-Asia, Africa, Middle-East and South-East Asia. He has board-level experience in banks, managing a wide range of businesses and taking them through M&A and integrations. He was the country retail banking business head of Standard Chartered Bank in Bangladesh, West Africa and Indonesia. He managed businesses of balance sheet of more than billion dollars and built very high performing businesses while managing a multi-cultural team.Mr. Rahman is also actively involved in building startups as well as high performing SMEs. He has brought in the first silicon valley based accelerator, Founder Institute, to the country and is a director of Founder Institute. He has a very strong global network within the technology space, ranging from US to Europe to Asia, and is considered a thought-leader in this area with regular columns on topics related to investments and global trends. He is also instrumental in bringing the required financing to a number of technology companies in Bangladesh and helping build the next “Facebook” on our soil. He is a mentor to Endeavor Indonesia, a US-based organization accelerating the growth of mid-size companies to billion dollar level. He is an active investor and board member of a number of technology companies in Asia and US. He is also a board member of UDGEL – the first utility scale wind turbine project in the country.

Rami Avidan,
Rami is heading up the Internet of Things company Tele2 IoT for the Tele2 Group. He started up Tele2’s engagement in M2M and IoT in 2012, and have since established Tele2 as a leading player in the space.

Rami is a serial entrepreneur and has created companies in many various industries among others IT Security, Finance and Telecoms. Rami has a deep understanding of the Telco industry with a specific focus on the M2M/IoT industry, primarily due to the fact that he co-founded and ran the Wyless Group of companies for several years. Rami joined Tele2 in 2012. His strengths include strategy and vision as well as strong leadership skills. Rami holds two M.Sc´s in Finance as well as Management from Regents University, London, UK.

Emmanuel Routier,
Vice President, M2M
Emmanuel Routier started his carreer in 1991 at France Telecom on the deregulated market of voice & data private networks for French major accounts. Emmanuel then worked during 11 years in wholesale business, which took him to the US for France Telecom North America and to Europe for Mobistar. He also played an active role from 2004 to 2006 in the coordination of France Telecom Group wholesales business as Wholesale Coordination Committee Officer.. He joined Mobistar in 1999, where he managed Mobistar interconnection business, then extended his responsibilities to roaming, mobile & fix wholesales business and then to Machine to Machine activity. Emmanuel is, since beginning 2009, Director Machine to Machine & Intl M2M Center. He is responsible for Mobistar Machine to Machine Business Unit and for the M2M global offer for the Orange Group.

Bernd Gross,
Bernd is the CEO of Cumulocity. He was previously responsible for the IoT Business at Nokia Siemens Networks. Bernd is a globally oriented executive with more than 20 years of work experience in Germany, Finland, UK, Asia and US (Silicon Valley). Bernd holds a master degree in Information & Communication Technology and an MBA from the London Business School, UK.

Matthew Dunkley,
IoT Strategy Director
Matthew Dunkley is IoT Strategy Director at Flexera. He defines and shapes Flexera’s IoT Strategy and Software Monetization solution set. He works closely with Software Producers and Intelligent Device Manufacturers worldwide and helps them drive value from their IoT solutions through a mature software monetization strategy and best-in-class products.

Matthew has more than 20 years of industry experience working in the defence, medical, semiconductor and automotive industries (in roles from real-time, embedded software development, to team leading and latterly strategic customer relationship management).  Matthew is often to be found providing thought leadership with large customers and speaking at events.

Remy Cricco has been with IDEMIA since 2006. Within his current role, Remy actively contributes to the definition of the product and service strategy, understanding the technology trends and movements of the telecom ecosystem to build a matching portfolio.

Prior to this, Remy headed the Business Line for Embedded Products and Solutions, bringing flexible connectivity and secure IoT services to mobile network operators, service providers and OEMs.

Before joining IDEMIA, Remy held various Technical and Business positions across the Telecom and Semiconductor industries, including roles at key players such as ST Microelectronics, GFI, Gemplus (now Gemalto) and Atmel (Now Microchip). Remy holds an engineering degree in software and electronics from Polytech Marseille, France (1997).


2017 Speakers:

Dr.Jeff Smith,
Chief Innovation & Technology Officer Dr. Smith has been an Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of the Company since October 2008. Prior to joining the Company, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of Ublip, Inc., a provider of M2M and location based services that he co-founded in 2007. From January 2002 until June 2007, Dr. Smith served as President and Chief Executive Officer of SensorLogic, Inc., an M2M application service provider that he also founded. From June 1996 until January 2000, Dr. Smith served as regional President and director of NTT/Verio, an internet service provider and web hosting company. From October 1993 until January 1997, he was President and Chief Executive Officer of OnRamp Technologies, an internet service provider that he co-founded..


Dr. Alexander Lautz
Senior Vice President M2M,

Dr. Alexander Lautz is currently in charge of the Business Unit M2M at Deutsche Telekom AG. In this role, he is responsible for developing innovative machine-to-machine products and solutions. Mr. Lautz joined T-Mobile Deutschland GmbH in 2002, first as Head of Business Marketing, before taking over as Head of Consumer Marketing in 2004. When Deutsche Telekom launched congstar as its second brand in Germany in 2007, Mr. Lautz took over as Managing Director of the company. In 2011, he moved to the growth initiative Connected Car, where he was responsible for Marketing, Services and Technology. Before his career at Deutsche Telekom, Mr. Lautz held different management positions at CNI GmbH and Mannesmann Arcor AG and was Managing Director of an IP provider for business customers.

James Monighan,
Managing Director, Europe
SmartThings, Europe
James is currently Managing Director of SmartThings in Europe. Previously, James was at Connected Homes in February 2014 and was responsible for the Smart Energy Report and Live Energy Data products. These provide customers with powerful insights on energy consumption, combined with tips and comparisons with similar households to give a complete view of their home energy use. James has over 20 years experience in the technology, telecoms and retail sectors across product development, commercial and technology roles. His last role was at O2 (Telefonica Digital) where he had accountability for developing the Machine-to-Machine and Internet-of-Things vision and strategy, definition of new products and propositions, creation and execution of the marketing plan and identifying new business opportunities and commercial innovations to grow revenue.

Dave Wagstaff,
Vice President and Chief Architect, BSQUARE Corporation,
Dave Wagstaff has been our Vice President and Chief Architect since November 2013.  In this role Mr. Wagstaff drives a comprehensive and integrated strategy for all Bsquare products including the company’s Internet of Things offerings.  Mr. Wagstaff has held a number of senior and strategic technology positions including Chief Architect, Advanced Solutions at Lantronix from June 2011 to November 2013, Director of Engineering at Lantronix from July 2008 to June 2011, Director, Software Development at Open Text, Inc. from September 1999 to July 2008 and Software Development Manager at both Gauss Interprise, Inc and Diebold from May 1980 to September 1999.

Asit Geol,
Senior Vice President & General Manager Business,
Asit joined NXP in January 2015 and is located in San Jose (USA). One of his focus areas will be to drive opportunities for NXP in the Internet of Things domain. He brings strong leadership capabilities with 20+ years of experience in the tech industry, deep expertise in formulating and implementing technology strategies – particularly in the IoT sector, and a track record of driving growth in large technology firms. Before joining NXP, Asit Goel was a Partner at Bain & Company, one of the world’s leading management consulting firms. While there, he orchestrated and led several multi-year engagements focused on driving growth in new technology sectors, and leading M&A and post-merger integration for large multi-billion dollar deals. He also served as the global lead for Bain’s IoT practice. In this role he worked closely with the NXP team for several years as a Bain partner. Prior to Bain, Asit held several technical and business management positions at ST Microelectronics and Memec LLC. He holds an MBA from Anderson School of Business, UCLA, and a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Bangalore University, India.

Gary Atkinson,
Director of Emerging Technologies
Gary Atkinson, director of Emerging Technologies, ARM, is based in Cambridge UK, but spends his time travelling the world looking for new technology that already has or may have a use for ARM-based processors in disruptive, globally scaleable and impactful applications. He is also the chairman of the board of the Weightless SIG – a wide area wireless technology that will deliver connectivity in $2 chips that can span 10km but last 10 years on a single battery. Application areas of interest are Agriculture, Water Treatment and Distribution, Environmental monitoring and Energy Efficiency. He is particularly interested in how the mass deployment of low cost and low power sensors can provide the real-time data needed to improve production or energy efficiency, or automate how one machine talks to another.

Matt Hatton,
Managing Director
Matt Hatton is a widely respected wireless industry expert with 15 years’ experience in the mobile sector. He is currently a Director at Machina Research, a specialist research and consultancy firm focusing on the M2M, IoT and Big Data. Prior to establishing Machina Research, Matt worked at 3 UK, Yankee Group and Analysys Mason. Matt’s current focus at Machina Research is squarely on the emerging opportunity for machine-to-machine communication. He is considered one of the foremost industry experts on M2M. As well as managing a growing team of analysts at Machina Research he spends his time helping mobile network operators, vendors, regulators and numerous other interested parties to understand the implications and opportunities presented by the growth of new connected devices. Matt is widely quoted in both trade publications and the wider national and international press. He also speaks frequently at conferences and acts as a judge for a number of prestigious awards. Matt holds an MSc in Telecommunications (Distinction) from University College London.

Sukamal Banerjee,
EVP and Global head – IoT,
Sukamal Banerjee is the Global Head of Engineering Services (ERS) business line at HCLTechnologies focused on Hi-Tech & Communications Markets. This involves defining market strategy, business development and P&L responsibility.In addition, he leads HCL ERS’ investments in Product Management and Service Line Unit development for world-wide markets. He also holds the global charter for extending HCL’sthought and implementation leadership in Internet of Things (IoT) and defining partnership strategy.In a career spanning two decades, he has been instrumental in establishing HCL’s market leadership in the engineering outsourcing business. He has been responsible for many of the first of its kind relationships with customers covering unique business models, entry into new geographic markets, entry into new vertical market segments and also pioneering wins of new service lines.Sukamal, started his career as a Software Engineer developing algorithms and software products across several aspects of object modeling and manufacturing outcome optimizations.He continues this passion on tracking and analyzing the future of technology and its impact on Enterprises and Consumers. He is also a frequent speaker in several industry and technology forums with focus on Communications, Digital Businesses and IoT.Sukamal holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Finance and is based out of Seattle, USA..

Luigi Mantellassi,
Luigi loves connecting people to products through cutting edge technologies and is a co-founder and CMO at dizmo, an emerging software company with big ideas, invented to provide users with an easier, more direct and intuitive way to interact with their digital world. Luigi is responsible for business, marketing, strategy and all related communication activities. He is one of those rare executives whose expertise spans over all aspects of consumer electronics and brings global marketing leadership and strategy skills to the team.In the past, Luigi held a variety of executive/senior positions across three continents, including Vice President of Home Entertainment & Display Group of STMicroelectronics and General Manager of Wave (Wizards of Audio and Video Entertainment) Division, a global organization to design, manufacture, promote and support hardware and software platforms for customers worldwide, with a specific focus on “Smart Display” applications, fixed and mobile, while contributing to shape and articulate the overall ‘consumer’ segment strategy, products’ roadmap and marketing pitch.

Matthew Dunkley,
IoT Strategy Director
Matthew Dunkley is IoT Strategy Director at Flexera. He defines and shapes Flexera’s IoT Strategy and Software Monetization solution set. He works closely with Software Producers and Intelligent Device Manufacturers worldwide and helps them drive value from their IoT solutions through a mature software monetization strategy and best-in-class products.

Matthew has more than 20 years of industry experience working in the defence, medical, semiconductor and automotive industries (in roles from real-time, embedded software development, to team leading and latterly strategic customer relationship management).  Matthew is often to be found providing thought leadership with large customers and speaking at events.