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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

Matthew Pine, Vice President, Marketing 

Robert 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

Stuart Lombard, President and CEO

Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-Founder and President

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

Intel Security
Gary Davis, Chief Consumer Security Evangelist

Lumo BodyTech
Monisha Perkash, CEO

Lutron Electronics
Michael Pessina, President

Lynx Technology
John Driver, CEO

Joe Liu, CEO

NXP Semiconductors
Sami Nassar, Vice President, Cyber Security Solutions

Wynn Grubbs, SVP Business & Partner Development

Pankaj Kedia, Senior Director and Business Lead, Smart Wearables

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development 

Samsung Electronics America
Eric Canfield, Director, Smart Home

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

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
Edgar Figueroa, CEO

Parks Associates Analysts / Moderators

Tom Kerber, Director, Research, Home Controls & Energy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Director of Research, Parks Associates

Stuart Sikes, President, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Director, Health and Mobile Product Research, Parks Associates

Past Speakers

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