Imad Sousou - Intel Corporation
Imad Sousou is vice president in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation and general manager of the Intel Open Source Technology Center, a position he's held since its founding in 2003. Sousou is responsible for Intel's efforts in open source software across a wide range of technologies and market segments, including enterprise Linux and related technologies such as virtualization, data center, and cloud software; embedded market segments; and client Linux programs. The Center also focuses on operating system (OS) stacks, including Android and Chrome OS for Intel architecture and Yocto, in addition to Linux kernel and related projects, user experience, and Web and HTML5 technologies on top of client operating systems. He sits on the board of directors at the OpenStack Foundation and is on the advisory board for the Core Infrastructure Initiative at The Linux Foundation.
Matthew Perry - Microsoft
Matthew Perry is a Partner Group Program Manager at Microsoft where he leads the IHV and IoT ecosystems for the Windows & Devices Group. Dr. Perry is responsible for driving strategy, relationships and enablement for silicon, hardware components and peripherals running or connecting to current and future Windows 10 based products including desktops, notebooks, tablets, phones, embedded devices and Maker boards. To prepare for the 2015 launch of Windows 10, he founded the Windows Hardware Engineering Community (WinHEC) which consists of ongoing conferences, workshops and online collateral to assist IHVs, OEMs and ODMs to engineer Windows 10 products quickly and ship with high quality. His team works with manufacturers worldwide to develop and sell peripherals that enable Windows 10 users to enjoy delightful features such as Windows Hello Face Authentications and Cortana with Voice for upgraded PCs or new PCs which lack in-box hardware support. For IoT, Matt drives strategy and ecosystem enablement for embedded devices that run on Windows 10 or products that work well with Windows 10. To simplify the discovery, communication and orchestration of multiple IoT devices, Matt led Microsoft’s effort, along with key partners, to form the Open Connectivity Foundation (OCF), the world’s largest open IoT standard group.
Before joining Microsoft five years ago, Dr. Perry held the position of President and CEO for Transmeta, Montalvo Systems and RPO. In addition, he held leadership positions at Sun Microsystems, Cirrus Logic and AMD. Matt is currently on the Board of Directors for the Open Connectivity Foundation, a former member the Consumer Electronics Association’s Board of Directors and a former ISO/MPEG US delegate. He holds a Ph.D., M.S. and B.S degrees in Electrical Engineering from Oklahoma State University.
Ibrahim Haddad - Samsung Electronics
Ibrahim Haddad (Ph.D.) is Vice President of R&D and the Head of the Open Source Group at Samsung Research America. He is responsible for overseeing Samsung's open source strategy and execution, internal and external collaborative R&D projects, and representing Samsung in open source foundations and open standards.
Abhi Kunté- General Electric Digital
Abhi Kunté is the Global Head of Technology Strategic Alliances for GE Digital, and leads a team that manages Strategic Alliances and Channel partnerships with top tier technology companies including Intel, Dell, HPE, EMC and others. Abhi joined GE in 2014 as the Director of Product Management for Predix Edge, responsible for product strategy, roadmap, product delivery and building key partnerships and vendor relationships. Prior to joining GE, Abhi spent 13 years in various leadership roles in Product Strategy and Software Engineering at Intel Corporation, and ran a 3D Printing startup immediately prior to joining GE Digital. Abhi holds a Masters in Business Administration from Babson College and a Masters in Electrical Engineering from Michigan State University.
Cem Kural - Arçelik AŞ
Cem Kural, started his professional life in Testaş A.Ş. as Research and Development Engineer in 1992. He started working in Arçelik A.Ş. as Research and Development Engineer in 1995. He was appointed as Test Technology Team Leader in 1999 and as R&D Electronic and Control Technologies Manager between 2004-2007, as Grundig Elektronik A.Ş. HW Design Manager between 2007-2009, as Arçelik A.Ş. Design Manager between 2009-2011 and as R&D Design Group Manager - Electronic Plant between 2011-2012.
He has been working as R&D Director since July 2012. Kural graduated from Middle East Technical University, Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department in 1992 and completed his postgraduate studies in the same university and department in 1995.
Ralph W. Brown - CableLabs®
Ralph Brown is responsible for leading CableLabs’ technical staff in delivering innovative solutions to the cable industry. In this role he leads development in seven areas of technical excellence: Systems Architecture, Network Design, BSS/OSS, Client Software, Security, Strategic Assessment, and Test/Prototype Development. He also is responsible for identifying and leading in areas of convergence and synergy across CableLabs programs.
In his previous position as Senior Vice President of the CableLabs Broadband Access Department, he was responsible for leading the DOCSIS® (www.cablemodem.com) and CableHome™ (www.cablelabs.com/projects/cablehome) research and development projects. These efforts include development of cable modem and residential gateway specifications, as well as the interoperability testing and certification of products built to these specifications.
Prior to CableLabs, Mr. Brown worked for Excite@Home as Chief Architect, Set-top Systems where he worked on broadband applications for set-top terminals and entertainment devices. Before joining Excite@Home, he worked for Time Warner Cable as Chief Software Architect in their Advanced Engineering Department where he worked on the Orlando Full Service Network and was a key contributor the Time Warner Cable Pegasus Program. While at Time Warner Cable and Excite@Home, Mr. Brown was also an active participant in the CableLabs OpenCable™ project.
Mr. Brown earned a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His Master’s thesis was in the field of Speech Recognition. He received his Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude, from North Carolina State University.
Shinichi Yuga - Canon, Inc.
Shinichi Yuga is Chief and Senior General Manager at Canon Inc., and President of Canon AP America, Inc., a position he has all responsibility for communication (e.g. new business / technology and legal items ) between Canon products; Camera, Consumer Printer, and Enterprise Printer and partners.
Shinichi had worked in printer R&D in Canon for over 30years, especially, as lead controller and driver engineering with OS companies.
Moreover, Shinichi is working with Printing companies for the Mopria Alliance to prepare printing solution from the mobile device as Vice-Chair of the Board since 2013.
John Oberon - Cisco Systems, Inc.
John joins Cisco as Vice President, IoT Software Platforms. John manages the development of platforms that enable developers and solution providers to access Cisco’s IoT infrastructure capabilities. John brings over two decades of industry experience delivering complete lifecycle solution frameworks across the software industry, from product design to development and business operations. With expertise in engineering discipline and scale and extensive experience building robust developer communities for software platforms – John will help enable and invigorate the IoT developer community.
IoT Systems and Software is critical to Cisco delivering Infrastructure, network, and platform services for IoT applications and SaaS offerings to run at the extreme edge/fog. The IoT Software application platform offers open APIs and application development environments for customers, partners, and third parties to design, develop, and deploy their innovative solutions.
Before joining Cisco, John was the Chief Architect, General Manager, and Vice President of Engineering at Mashery, an Intel business that is a leader in application programming interface services and governance. John brought Mashery additional focus on balancing business and technology needs and was uniquely skilled to lead Mashery’s engineering operations towards an enterprise-grade state that lead to a successful acquisition with Intel.
John spent time at Intuit where he was responsible for the Intuit Partner Platform’s infrastructure, data programmability, data correlation analytics, and SaaS solutions for both developers and customers. John also spent twelve years at Microsoft focusing on developer-facing technologies including MSDN, SQL Server, and High Performance Computing. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from California State University, Chico.
David Cronström - Electrolux
David Cronstrom is Senior Innovation Director at Electrolux. He is responsible for driving the Group’s extensive Innovation Portfolio, covering all Product Categories and Brands, globally. He also leads the development of the marketing and innovation strategy for connected appliances. In addition, he manages global strategic partnerships relating to Connectivity and Smart Home for the group. David’s breadth of expertise enables the development and delivery of connected appliances, based on use cases and value propositions, that deliver real benefits to consumers around the world. Electrolux is a global leader in home appliances and appliances for professional use, offering products including refrigerators, ovens, cookers, hobs, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, air conditioners and small domestic appliances. Under esteemed brands including Electrolux, AEG, Zanussi, Frigidaire and Electrolux Grand Cuisine, the Group sells more than 60 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year.
David has 20 years experience from leading positions in Strategy, Innovation and Change within the Wireless industry and currently in the Home appliance industry. Before joining Electrolux, David held several senior positions at Ericsson, a world leader in technology and services to telecom operators. He was part of the team that ran the integration of Sony and Ericsson prior to the joint venture, Sony Ericsson, was established. At Sony Ericsson he held several senior positions, including positions as Head of Business Strategy and Head of Portfolio planning with the overall responsibility to drive the strategic planning of the company’s Product Portfolio for GSM and 3G mobile phones globally.
Greg Petroff - General Electric Digital
Miao Wang- Haier
Greg Petroff is the CXO, (Chief Experience Officer) at GE Digital and the Executive Director of Platform Evangelism for Predix, GE’s Cloud platform for optimizing the world’s infrastructure. At GE he leads efforts to define the human experience of the Industrial Internet, connecting people to machines and systems in meaningful ways. Greg has managed teams and practiced as a designer, creative technologist and technology creative for over 20 years in product development, user experience, branding and customer experience roles. Prior to GE Greg was a Vice President of Product Management at the enterprise software company SAP. Greg is also one of the founding board members of the Interaction Design Association.
Miao Wang, Ph.D, works with Haier in the area of standards, as the vice director of standard and patent department in Haier group. With professional experience, Miao Wang has been in IOT industry for 10 years and he focuses on the standardization activities management and technology innovation in smart home area.
HanGyu Cho - LG Electronics
HanGyu Cho received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1999, 2001, and 2005, respectively. For two years from September 2005, he was with the Wireless Networking and Communications Group (WNCG), The University of Texas at Austin as a post-doctoral research associate. At August 2007, he joined LG Electronics and has worked for 4G Standardization like WiMAX and LTE/LTE-A. From 2012, he has been working for IoT connectivity technologies and standards including Wi-Fi, BT and service platforms. He is now leading a IoT connectivity standard team.
Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. - Qualcomm
Dr. Edward G. Tiedemann, Jr. is a QUALCOMM Fellow and a Senior Vice President of Engineering of QUALCOMM Technologies, Inc. He leads QUALCOMM’s worldwide standardization and industry organization activities, a function which he established. Dr. Tiedemann was instrumental in the design and development of the TIA/EIA/IS-95 CDMA system, also called cdmaOne™. He led QUALCOMM’s and much of the industry’s efforts in the design and development of the third-generation cdma2000® system. More recently, Dr. Tiedemann led an offline industry group on M2M convergence, which resulted in oneM2M. He currently sits on the board of several industry organizations, and is active in setting the direction of 5th generation wireless systems. From 1977 to 1988, Dr. Tiedemann was at MIT Lincoln Laboratory, where he worked on mmWave satellite communications systems.
Dr. Tiedemann holds the Ph.D. degree from MIT where he worked in the areas of queueing theory and communications networks. He holds the Master of Science degree from Purdue University where he worked on bandwidth efficient modulation. He also holds the Bachelor of Science degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech).
Dr. Tiedemann is past chairman of the Advisory Board of the College of Engineering at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Va Tech). He currently sits on the Advisory Board of the Purdue University School of Electrical and Computer Engineering. He is also a member of the Peabody Essex Museum Asian Export Art Visiting Committee. Dr. Tiedemann was General Chair of GLOBECOM 2015, one of the IEEE Communications Society flagship conferences.
Olivier Carmona - AwoX
Olivier is working in the corporate head office of AwoX, a company specialized in smart home. AwoX licenses network protocol stacks for consumer electronics, and also designs products embedding those stacks: innovative light bulbs under AwoX brand, and Hi-Fi multi-room speaker under Cabasse brand. In his role, he is responsible for AwoX’s standardization, and evangelism. He holds a Master of Science in Electronic Engineering from Centrale Marseille.
Anoop Mohan - Comcast Cable Communications Management, LLC
Anoop is a technologist and an executive with a rich history in evolving the Internet of Things and the Smart Home. He is driven by a passion for building and innovating connected products that are elegant, simple and powerful. As Vice President of product for Xfinity Home, Anoop plays an active role in product launches and technological direction, and is deeply engaged in evolving the ecosystem that sustains the connected home. He is currently working on development of next-generation automation platforms, and possesses a deep understanding of both the IoT industry, and of the technological advancements that are moving IoT forward. Anoop is known in the industry as a thought leader and has been on many panels stimulating engaging discussion in different various conferences.
Anoop’s roots are in software engineering, and before joining Comcast, he was the SVP of Products for Samsung SmartThings. He has had prior experience as product owner launching Smart Home and IoT software platforms in Samsung and Cisco Systems. Anoop holds an MBA from University of California, Irvine and a Master’s of Science in Engineering from Arizona State University.