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2020 Panelists

Marcio Avillez, SVP of Business Development, CUJO AI

Rand Bailin, Partner, Sprosty Network

Christopher Brereton, VP of Product, Inspire

Peter Butler, General Manager, Everise

Naveen Chhangani, VP, Product and Services, Arlo Technologies

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Patrizia Cozzoli, Deputy CEO, Fing Ltd

Maggie Curran, Vice President Sales, E-Commerce and Business Divisions, Americas, Belkin International

Anna Demeo, President, Racepoint Energy

Derrick Dicoi, GM, Xfinity Home, Comcast Cable

Anne Ferguson, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Anurag Gupta, Director Business Development, PSA Certified, ARM

Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships, Hippo

Nicole Hayward, Founder & CMO, Minim

Mark Hung, VP Technology and Engineering, Wi-Fi Alliance

Sarah Jones, VP of Commercial Product, GreatCall

Amber Kappa, Vice President of Platform Partnerships & Business Development, Samsung SmartThings

Edith Laird, Director of Product Management, CommScope

Aleem Lakhani, Executive Vice President, AmTrust

Jennifer Mallett, CEO, Level Up Your Home

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management, Alula

James McPhail, CEO, Zen Ecosystems

Daniel Moneta, CMO & EVP Corporate Development, MMB Networks

Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS IoT

Lainie Muller, Director Wellness, Alarm.com

Sumit K. Nagpal, CEO and Co-Founder, Cherish Health, Inc.

Jean-Michel Orsat, Systems & Conectivity Solutions Director, Somfy

Paul Palmer, Director, Business Development, Consumer Business Unit, F-Secure Inc.

Roel Peeters, Co-Founder and CEO, Roost Labs

Raya Sevilla, SVP Product, ADT

Moti Shkolnik, Co-Founder and CEO, Firedome

Lisa Spencer, Global Head of Marketing, Irdeto

Craig Stermer, CEO, Compass Testing Services

Razvan Todor, Director, Connected Home Security, Bitdefender

Dan Trigub, Head of Uber Health, Uber

Vera Tzoneva, Head of Assistant Distribution Partnerships, Google

Andrew Vloyantes, GM of Installed Solutions, Ring

Mike Wajsgras, Executive Director, Constellation

Matt Wolf, Head of Partnerships, SimpliSafe

Charlotte Yeh, Chief Medical Officer, AARP Services Inc.

Oz Yildirim, EVP and GM, AirTies, Americas Business Unit, AirTies


2019 Panelists

eQ-3 AG
Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President

Steve Chazin, VP, Product Management

Dave Mayne, Vice President of Product Management

Centrica Hive Ltd
Claire Miles, Managing Director

Chamberlain Group, Inc.
Cory Sorice, VP GM Emerging Business

Rob Conant, CEO

Comcast Cable Inc.
Shuvankar Roy, Vice President, Xfinity Home

Comcast Xfinity
David Wechsler, Senior Director of Channels and Partnerships

Charlie Kindel, Senior Vice President of Products & Services

Paul Palmer, Global Director of Business Development, Consumer Business

Michele Turner, Sr. Director, Smart Home Ecosystem

Yuval Harry, Head of Partnerships

IBM Institute for Business Value
Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz, Electronics + Environment, Energy & Utilities Research Director

Linden Tibbets, CEO

Patrick Maloney, CEO & Founder

KB Home
Jacob Atalla, VP, Sustainability

David Kaiserman, President, Lennar Ventures

Level Up Your Home
Jennifer Mallett, CEO/President

Medical Guardian
Geoff Gross, Founder & CEO, Medical Guardian

Ed Doran, Ph.D., Co-Founder Cortana, Principle Program Management, Artificial Intelligence & Research, Incubations

Jeremy Hitchcock, Founder & CEO

Rob Flippo, CEO

Nuance Communications
Ramon Kolb, Head of Strategy and Business Development, Smart Home and Dragon TV

Philips Hue - Signify
George Yianni, Head of Technology

Daniel Behrendt, Head of Business Development

Ring, an Amazon Company
Mike Harris, President, Ring Solutions

ROC-Connect, Inc.
Marcus Scheiber, CEO & Co-Founder

Silicon Labs
Raoul Wijgergangs, VP IoT Smart Home

Kellen Xu, Director of Global Business Development and Partnerships

SoundHound, Inc.
Katie McMahon, VP and GM

The Greystone Group, Inc.
Chris Gibbons, Founder and CEO

Thread Group / NXP
Sujata Neidig, VP, Marketing; Director, Product Marketing, Microcontrollers & Connectivity

Trusource Labs
Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist

Jon-Michael Kowall, AVP of Property Product Development & Innovation


2018 Panelists

eQ-3 AG
Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President

Jay Darfler, Senior Vice President, Emerging Markets

Art Lancaster, CTO

Lainie Muller, Director Wellness

Brilliant, Inc.
Aaron Emigh, CEO & Co-founder

Pamela Hoppel, Senior Director, Product Marketing

Centrica Connected Home (Hive)
Nina Bhatia, Managing Director

Martin Heckmann, Director, Emerging Business at Chamberlain Group Inc

Rob Conant, CEO

Scott Boyarsky, Vice President, Digital Home Products

Neal Foster, Vice President of Product Management, Xfinity Home 

CUJO AI Platform
Leon Kuperman, CTO 

Deutsche Telekom AG
Thomas Rockmann, VP Connected Home

GE Lighting
Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Product Management & Innovation

Mark Spates, Product Lead for Smart Home

Greenwave Systems
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist & Technology Evangelist

Richard Wolpert, Co-Founder & CEO

Intel Corp.
Miles Kingston, GM, Smart Home Group

Lutron Electronics
Matthew Swatsky, Vice President-Residential Mid-Market Business

LUX Products Corp
Rob Munin, CEO

Aditya Pendyala, Co-founder & Head of Growth

Nest Labs
Jeff Hamel, Head of Energy Partnerships

Sami Nassar, VP of Cybersecurity

Omron Healthcare, Inc
Ranndy Kellogg, President and CEO

People Power
Stuart Sikes, VP Business Development & Strategy

Plasmatic Technologies Inc.
Tony Mauro, Chief Technology Officer

Prodea Systems, Inc.
Peter Radsliff, Vice President Marketing

Marcus Scheiber, CEO

Samsung Electronics America
Nana Murugesan, Vice President & General Manager, Services & New Business

Samsung Electronics America Inc.
Michael Lawder, Senior Vice President, Customer Care

Samsung SmartThings
Brett Worthington, Vice President of Global Business Development & Partnerships

Todd Mozer, CEO

Sleep Number
Annie Bloomquist, Chief Product Officer

Trusource Labs
Alton Martin, Co-Founder/Chief Evangelist

Vivint Smart Home
Jeremy Warren, Chief Technology Officer

Whisker Labs
Amena Ali, CRO 

Zigbee Alliance
Tobin Richardson, President & CEO

2017 Panelists

A&D Medical
Terry Duesterhoeft, President and CEO

Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness

American Family Ventures
Dan Reed, Managing Director

Arrayent Inc.
William Oget, VP Engineering

Audio Analytic
Chris Mitchell, Founder & CEO

Care Angel
Wolf Shlagman, CEO, Founder & Chief Angel

Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing

Rob Conant, CEO

Daniel Herscovici, SVP & GM, Xfinity Home

Dixons Carphone
Dave Ward, Head of New Technology, Innovation & Connected Home

eQ-3 AG
Bernd Grohmann, Executive Vice President and CTO

Pierre Fitzgerald, Global Energy & Utilities Industry Lead

Curt Schacker, SVP, Smart Home

F-Secure Corporation
Kristian Järnefelt, EVP Consumer Security

Galaxywind Network Systems Co., Ltd.
Chester Chen, Director of International Market

General Motors
Nick Pudar, Director GM Strategic Initiatives

Greenwave Systems
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist

Icontrol Networks
Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer

Kian Saneii, Founder and CEO

Nest Labs
François Girodolle, Head of European Developer Relations

NXP Semiconductors
Asit Goel, SVP and GM, Secure Monitoring & Control / Internet of Things

OnProcess Technology
Karen Kosh, Vice President, Broadband and Mobility Business

Liat Ben-Zur, Senior Vice-President and Digital Technology Leader

Joseph Bousaba, Vice President, Smart Home & Consumer Businesses

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development

Samsung Electronics America
Bill Lee, Vice President of Smart Home Product Marketing

Sears Holdings Corporation
Chris McGugan, General Manager, Innovation and Kenmore

Chris Koverman, VP of Product & Engineering

Sutherland Global Services
Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Client Engagement

Gene Han, Vice President- Consumer IoT, Head of SF Innovation Office

Thread Group
Grant Erickson, President

Isaias Sudit, Founder

Vivint Smart Home
Alex Dunn, President

Erik Kling, Vice President, IoT New Business Development

Whisker Labs
Bob Marshall, CEO

2016 Panelists

Art Lancaster, CTO

AirTies Wireless Networks
Bulent Celebi, Co-Founder and Chairman

Jay Kenny, Senior Vice President of Marketing

AT&T Digital Life
Kevin Petersen, President

Nate Williams, Chief Revenue Officer

Phillip Raub, CMO and Head of Retail 

Belkin / Internet of Things Consortium
Sunny Choi, Vice President, Corporate Development / Advisor

Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing 

Rob Conant, CEO

Steve Gorretta, Product Line Manager, Connected Home Software

Scott Boyarsky, Vice President, Product Development and Planning

Comcast Cable
Daniel Herscovici, SVP & GM, Xfinity Home

CSS Corp
Sid Victor, Vice President - Solutions

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO

Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-Founder and President

Curt Schacker, Senior Vice President - Connected Products

Mika Majapuro, Director of Product Management for IOT 

Sagar Savla, Data Science Engineer

Rich Cusick, General Manager, Video

Greenwave Systems
Jim Hunter, Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist

Honeywell Life Care Solutions
John Bojanowski, President

Icontrol Networks
Letha McLaren, Chief Marketing Officer

Justin Wong, VP Business Development

Stuart Rench, CEO

Independa, Inc.
Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO

Intel-GE Care Innovations
Frank Napoleon, Director - Monitoring Innovations

Intel Security
Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

Lumo BodyTech
Monisha Perkash, CEO

Lutron Electronics
Michael Pessina, President and Co-CEO

Lynx Technology
John Driver, CEO

Joe Liu, CEO

NXP Semiconductors
Sami Nassar, Vice President, Cyber Security Solutions

Steve Thompson, Vice President, IoT - Business Development

Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director and Business Lead, Smart Wearables

Jeremy Hill, VP Product Management and Marketing

Marcus Scheiber, CEO

Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Services

Sling TV
Ben Weinberger, Senior Vice President, Chief Product Officer

Brian Winter, Chief Revenue Officer

Lee Gruenfeld, VP, Strategic Initiatives

Sutherland Global Services
Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Client Engagement

Thread Group / Silicon Labs
Skip Ashton, VP of Technology / VP of Software

Jim Denney, VP of Product Management & Strategy

ULE Alliance
Avi Barel, Business Development Director

Steve Christian, Senior Vice President, Marketing

Ohad Zeira, Director, Consumer IoT

Matt Eyring, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer

Erik Kling, Vice President New Business Development

WeatherBug Home by Earth Networks
Amena Ali, Senior VP and General Manager

Wi-Fi Alliance
Kevin Robinson, VP Marketing

Steve Clemons, Director, Business Development

Navin Ganeshan, VP and Head of Product


2015 Panelists

Steve Shapiro, Vice President, Industry Relations

Jay Kenny, VP, Marketing

Michael Paull, Vice President, Digital Video

Shane Dyer, President

Kevin Petersen, President, Digital Life
GW Shaw, Vice President, U-verse and Video Products

Peter LeBlanc, Vice President, Axiros

Ayla Networks
David Friedman, CEO & Co-Founder

Mike Fisher, Director, Strategy & Innovation

JT Taylor, Senior Manager

Elad Nafshi, VP Video Product Management

CSS Corp
Steve Sacks, Vice President – Global New Business Development

Eric Grab, Chief Technology Officer

Matt Plante, CEO

Ken Durand, Vice President, Innovation and Business Development

Curt Schacker, VP, Managing Director, Connected Products

Rich Cusick, General Manager, Video

Greenwave Systems
Nate Williams, CMO and EVP of Business Development

Larry Gordon, President

Kris Bowring, Director of Business Development, Iris Smart Home Business Unit, New Business

Michael Clegg, SVP and GM of Service Provider Business

Paul Weichselbaum, Executive Vice President

Qualcomm Atheros
Joseph Bousaba, Head of Internet of Everything BU

Resolution Products, Inc.
Brian Seemann, President

Marcus Sheiber, Co-Founder and CEO

Doug Craig, VP Programming

Sampath Gomatam, SVP of Product

Sutherland Global Services
Ratul Sengupta, Vice President Client Engagement

Christy Martin, Chief Technical Advisor

Time Warner Cable
Chris Williams, Sr. Director Product Strategy and Development

TiVo Inc.
Jim Denney, Vice President, General Manager, Product Marketing

ULE Alliance
Avi Barel, Director Business Development 

Verizon Digital Media Services
Chris Carey, Chief Product Officer

WeatherBug Home by Earth Networks
Amena Ali, CMO


2014 Panelists

Eric Anderson, VP, Content and Product Solutions, Samsung

Alan Atkins, VP and Global Head M2M, Wipro Technologies

Richard Bullwinkle, Head of US Television Innovation, Samsung

Mark Carroll, VP of Product Management, Qualcomm Atheros

Manoj (Marc) Chandiramani, Vice President- Technical Solutions Group, Quatrro Global Services

Michael Collette, CEO, Cognitive Networks

Shane Dyer, President, Arrayent, Inc.

Derek Elder, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ARRIS Group

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi

Jason Forbes, EVP & Managing Director, Zeebox USA

Michael Hawkey, Vice President and General Manager, Sling Media

Eric Johnson, Executive Vice President of Multimedia Sales, ESPN

Jim Johnson, Executive Vice President, General Manager, iControl Networks

Benoît Joly, SVP Marketing & Smart Life, Technicolor

Ashu Joshi, Product Manager Connected Life Solutions, Cisco

Jay Kenny, Vice President, Marketing, Alarm.com

Frank Kouretas, VP Products and Marketing, Radialpoint

Michael Lantz, CEO, Accedo

Adam J. Lowy, GM, Interactive & Advanced TV, DISH

Kevin Meagher, Vice President, Smart Home, Lowe's

James Morehead, VP - Product Management and Corporate Marketing, Support.com, Inc.

Ashwin Navin, CEO and Co-Founder, Samba TV

John Orcutt, CEO, Pie Digital

Kevin Petersen, President, AT&T Digital Life

Tobin Richardson, Chairman & CEO, ZigBee Alliance

Daniel Riddell, VP - Operations, SmartOTT | Wild TV

Scott Rosenberg, VP Business Development, Roku

David Rudnick, CTO, Delivery Agent

Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Technology Enabled Services and Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services

Hardie Tankersley, VP Digital Product, Platforms,& Innovation, Fox Broadcasting

Adam Tichelaar, Director, Connected Home Solutions & Program, Amdocs

Mark Walters, Chairman, Z-Wave Alliance

Wendell Wenjen, Director, Advertising and Interactive TV Platforms, LG Electronics

Stephen White, President, Gracenote

2013 Panelists

Kemal Altintas, Senior Manager, Smart TV, LG Electronics

Eric Anderson, VP, TV Content Strategy, North America, Samsung

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumer Electronics Industry, IBM

David Foote, CTO, Hitachi Communication Technologies Americas

Richard Frankland, Regional Vice President of Sales, Americas, Irdeto

Larry Gordon, President, Global Channel Sales, iYogi

Kurt Hoppe, Director of Smart TV Innovation and Alliances, LG Electronics

Ben Huang, Director, Mediaroom, Microsoft Corporation

Vance Ikezoye, Founder & CEO, Audible Magic

David Jones, EVP Marketing, Shazam

Darren S. Kaufmann, Director Product Management/Development, Consumer and Mass Business Markets, Verizon

Maitreyi Krishnaswamy, Director of FiOS TV Product Development, Verizon

Art Lancaster, CTO, Affinegy

Kevin Meagher, Vice President & General Manager, Smart Home, Lowe's Companies, Inc.

James Morehead, VP Product Management and User Experience, Support.com

Vishnu Rao, Associate Director, Smart TV Platform, North America, Sharp

Jesse Redniss, Senior Vice President, Digital, USA Network

Russ Schafer, Senior Director of Global Product Marketing, Connected TV, YAHOO!

Vassilis Seferidis, Director, European Business Development, Samsung

Ratul Sengupta, Vice President, Technology Enabled Services and Platform Solutions, Sutherland Global Services

Jeff Siegel, SVP, Worldwide Advertising, Rovi Corporation

Jordan Socran, VP of Business Development, Radialpoint

John Steinberg, EVP of Business Development and Co-founder, EcoFactor

Philippe Steinmetz, Director Home and Content, North America, Orange

Steve Wan, Sr. Director Marketing, Qualcomm Inc.

Ted Werth, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, PlumChoice, Inc.

2012 Panelists

Jean-Pierre Bienaimé, SVP Strategy & Communications, Orange; Chairman, UMTS Forum

Gary Brotman, Director, Product Marketing, Qualcomm Atheros

Richard Bullwinkle, Chief Evangelist, Rovi Corporation

Scott Burnett, Director, Global Consumers Electronics Industry, IBM

Dan Cregg, CTO, SmartLabs

David L. Foote, Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Communication Technologies America, Inc.

Corey Halverson, Product Director of Business Solutions, Akamai Technologies

Kurt Hoppe, Director, Smart TV Innovations and Alliances, LG Electronics

Leon Hounshell, Division General Manager, Managed Home Solutions, Motorola Mobility

Stefan Jenzowsky, Head of Business Unit Multimedia, Siemens Communications, Media and Technology

Benoit Joly, Senior VP - Operational Marketing, Technicolor

Ana Tavares Lattibeaudiere, Senior Director & Head of the Embedded Mobile Programme, GSMA

Patrick McGinnis, Vice President of Exclusive Brands, Best Buy

James Morehead, VP Product Management, Support.com

Todd O’Brien, Services Marketing Director for North America Consumer, Dell

Peter Porteous, CEO, Blue Line Innovations

Marty Roberts, VP of Sales & Marketing, thePlatform, a subsidiary of Comcast

Stuart Rosove, VP of Integration, Irdeto Intelligence, Irdeto

Ann Shaub, Director, Consumer Product Management, Verizon

Jonathan "J.T." Thompson, Utility Sales Leader, GE Appliances

Ben Weinberger, CEO and Co-founder, Digitalsmiths

Mitch Weinraub, VP, Product Development, Insight Communications

Ted Werth, Founder and CEO, PlumChoice

Michael Wexler, VP, Business Development and Product Strategy, Radialpoint

Dan Williams, Associate Partner, Consumer Technology Practice, LEVEL Studios

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