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2017 Speakers


Vivint Smart Home Keynote - 2017 CONNECTIONS

Matt Eyring
Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer
Vivint Smart Home

Cox - CONNECTIONS 2017 Keynote

Kristine Faulkner
Senior Vice President / General Manager, COX Homelife
Cox Communications

Miles Kingston - Intel - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Miles Kingston
GM of Smart Home

Rahul Patel - Qualcomm - CONNECTIONS Keynotes

Rahul Patel
Senior Vice President and General Manager of Connectivity
Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.

Sridhar Solur, Senior Vice President, Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services, Comcast - CONNECTIONS Keynote

Sridhar Solur
Senior Vice President, Product & Development for Xfinity Home, Internet of Things, and Data Services


Jean-Pierre (JP) Abello, Sr Director, Global Engineering R&D, Nielsen

Amena Ali, Chief Revenue Officer, Whisker Labs

Fredrik Andersson, Co-founder & SVP Strategy and Business Development, Accedo

Yossi Atias, General Manager, IoT Security, BullGuard

Avi Barel, Business Development Director, ULE Alliance

Christopher Baskin, CEO, American Two-Way ( ATW )

Greg Berkin, Managing Director, Concours Ventures

Dan Berte, Director, IoT, Bitdefender

Jean Anne Booth, CEO, UnaliWear

Jeroen Brouwer, Marketing, Sales and Business Development Director, Philips

Benjamin Brown, Senior Product Manager, Google Home Lead for Apps & Connectivity, Google

Mike Buckingham, Director Business Development, August Home

Greg Calvert, Director, Business Development, Roku

Jon Carter, UK Head of Business Development - Connected Home, Deutsche Telekom

Oliver Cockcroft, Product Architect, Ayla Networks

Rob Conant, CEO, Cirrent

Jay Darfler, SVP Emerging Markets, ADT

Casper de Clercq, General Partner, Norwest Venture Partners

Jim Denney, VP Product Management and Strategy, TiVo

Dan DiClerico, Smart Home Advisor, HomeAdvisor

Derrick Dicoi, Executive Director, Xfinity Home Product Management, Comcast

Ed Doran Ph.D., Principle Program Management, Microsoft

Justin Doucette, Sr. Dir, Product Management, Linksys & Wemo, Belkin International

Grant Erickson, President, Thread Group

Dave Evans, CTO and Co-Founder, Stringify

Scott P. Ford, CEO, Pepper IoT

Brent Franks, Co-founder, Abode Systems, Inc

Scott Frost, Technical Evangelist, Adobe

Seth Frader-Thompson, Co-founder and President, EnergyHub, Inc.

Luke Freiler, CEO, Centercode

John Gardner, Partner, Nokia Growth Partners

William Greene, Product Manager, Energy Services, Nest Labs

Kal Gyimesi, Automotive Marketing Leader, IBM Watson IoT

Scott Harkins, VP IoT Partner Programs Honeywell Connected Home & Buildings, Honeywell

Avner Halperin, CEO, EarlySense

Martin Heckmann, Director, Emerging Business, Chamberlain Group, Inc.

David Henry, CMO & Sales, Roost

Kurt Hoppe, Global Head of Innovation - Connected Car, GM

Scott Hublou, VP of Global Connected Solutions, Salus Inc

Brian M. Huey, IoT Client Director – Smart Grid, Smart City and Energy, Sprint

Greg Kahn, President & CEO, Internet of Things Consortium

Rich Kennewick, President, Voicebox Technologies

Hakan Kostepen, Executive Director - Product Strategy & Innovation, Panasonic

Greg Kruczek, Director of New Ventures, Asurion

Leon Kuperman, CTO, CUJO IoT Security

Aleem Lakhani, EVP, AmTrust

Darren Lepke, Marketing Director, Verizon Digital Media Services

Ryan Lester, Director, IoT Strategy, LogMeIn

Rusty Lhamon, Sr. Director of Solutions for IoT, T-Mobile

Greg Lillegard, General Manager - Product Development, A&D Medical

Joe Liu, CEO, MivaTek

Olaf Lohr, Director of Business Development, sonnen, Inc.

Stuart Lombard, Founder & CEO, ecobee

Sandra Maples, Director of IoT Product Management, Verisk Insurance Solutions

Alton Martin, Chief Evangelist, Trusource Labs

Nicholas Mashburn, Chief Product Officer, Tank Utility

Elizabeth Mathes, Director of Smart Home, The Home Depot

Noelani McGadden, Vice President of IoT, PlumChoice

Rod McLane, Sr. Director Marketing, Ayla Networks

Greg Mischou, Sr. Partner, Woodside Capital Partners

Bill McIvor, Executive Vice President/Chief Development Officer, SeniorLink

Ryan McManus, SVP, Head of Corporate Development and Partnerships, EVRYTHNG

Kevin Meagher, SVP Business Development, ROC-Connect

Sean Miller, President, PointCentral

Dr. Chris Mitchell, CEO and Founder, Audio Analytic

Daniel Moneta, Marketing Work Group Chair, Zigbee Alliance

Lainie Muller, Director, Wellness, Alarm.com 

Ashish Nair, Analyst, Citi High Yield

Sami Nassar, VP of Cybersecurity, NXP

Anoo Nathan, Founder & CEO, Smart Monitor Corp.

Sanjay Noronha, Product Manager for Wireless and Networking, Google 

Kelemen Papp, Executive Director, Mooreland Partners

John Joonho Park, Executive Director, Open Connectivity Foundation

Jeff Patton, GM Connected Home Products, GE Lighting

Duane Paulson, SVP-Strategic Development, Nortek Security & Control

Jorge Perdomo, SVP Corporate Strategy & Development, MivaTek

Phil Pyo, Sr. Director Product Marketing, NETGEAR

Dan Quigley, Sr. Manager, Single Threaded Owner Alexa Whole Home, Amazon

Peter Radsliff, VP, Marketing, Arrayent

Vaughn Rhodes, VP of Product Management, Greenwave Systems

Elisabetta Romano, VP & Head of Media Solutions, Ericsson

Avi Rosenthal, President, IoT Consulting, LLC

D'Arcy Rossiter, Head of Insight, Centrica Connected Home, Hive

Kian Saneii, Founder & CEO, Independa

Bill Scheffler, Director of NA Sales and Business Development, Sigma Designs/Z-Wave

Jennifer Sewell, Head of Product Marketing, mnubo - IoT Analytics

Darrin Richard Shewchuk, Vice President, Connected Car Communication, HARMAN

Dr. Joseph Smith, President and CEO, Reflexion Health 

Matt Smith, Vice President, Principal Media Evangelist, Brightcove

Jonathan Stern, SVP Strategic Development, Fusion Media

Ace St. Germain, Senior Director of Programming, Content & Brand, VRV, Ellation

Adam Thibault, Sr. Director, Business Strategy and Development, Nuance Communications, Inc.

Andrew Thomas, Co-founder and CRO, SkyBell Video Doorbell

Nathan Treloar, President & COO, Orbita, Inc.

Rod Turner, CEO and Founder, Manhattan Street Capital

Kenneth Wacks, President, Home, Building & Utility Systems

Marc Westermann, Managing Director - Connected Solutions, Somfy

Jason White, Head of Marketing, Growth and Product Innovation, Hippo Insurance

Richard Wolpert, Co-Founder & CEO, HelloTech

Bruce Wright, Business Development Director, Americas Business Unit, AirTies Wireless Networks

Michael Yang, Managing Director, Comcast Ventures

Jingwei Zhou, Director Business Development, Media Solutions, Ericsson


Moderators / Analysts

Dina Abdelrazik, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Glenn Hower, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Jennifer Kent, Director, Research Quality & Product Development, Parks Associates

Tom Kerber, Director, IoT Strategy, Parks Associates

Brad Russell, Research Analyst, Parks Associates

Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates

Brett Sappington, Sr. Director, Research, Parks Associates

Harry Wang, Sr. Director, Research, Parks Associates


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