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Anthony Dohrmann Anthony Dohrmann, Founder and CEO, Electronic Caregiver (ECG)

Anthony Dohrmann is the founder and inventor of Electronic Caregiver solutions. Anthony Dohrmann’s latest invention is Addison, the virtual caregiver. She is a state-of-the-art, 3D animated, connected caregiver designed to transform a residence into a digital Smart Health Home, providing chronic care management, rehabilitation, aging in place, behavioral health, and care coordination for patients of all ages.

Morgan Hertel Morgan Hertel, Vice President of Technology & Innovation, Rapid Response Monitoring

Morgan Hertel, with over 40 years of experience in the electronic security industry, is a well-respected leader who has served in many executive leadership roles for independent security integration companies and monitoring centers. Currently, as Vice President of Technology & Innovation for Rapid Response Monitoring, Morgan evaluates and harnesses the synergy between the latest technological advancements and the industry’s leading service providers to further advance the unmatched Dealer services of Rapid Response.
Morgan serves as President of The Monitoring Association (TMA) and is actively involved in many local and national industry associations and initiatives, and he dedicates countless hours to the work of several forward-thinking committees throughout the industry, as well. 
Morgan holds the following certificates and licenses:
NICET Level III Fire Alarm Technology, California Alarm Company Qualified Manager, Oregon Certified Trainer, Oregon Executive Manager, TMA Level I and II Central Station Operator, SIA Certified Operator and ESA Certified Alarm Installer.

Lon Huber Lon Huber, SVP, Pricing & Customer Solutions, Duke Energy Corporation

Lon Huber serves as senior vice president of pricing and customer solutions for Duke Energy. With a focus on revenue generation and carbon savings, Lon leads the strategy and delivery of product & service portfolios spanning all customer types. To further meet evolving customer needs, Lon also oversees the development and implementation of innovative rate designs, advanced customer load analytics, and creative regulated solutions across eight different jurisdictions.

Prior to Duke, Lon worked for state commissions, clean technology companies and consumer advocates across the country as a consultant. Lon has also held various positions in the public and private sectors ranging from economic development to state government and the solar energy industry.
Lon has received numerous awards for his creative solutions to the electricity industry’s most pressing issues, including awards from Public Utilities Fortnightly, the top honor from the Energy Storage Association as well as Utility Dive’s Innovator of the Year award. Lon is also a regular instructor at FRI’s Advanced Rates Seminar at the University of Washington.

Sridhar Solur Sridhar Solur, Chief Executive Officer, Kenmore and Brands
Twitter ID: @kenmore

Sri Solur is currently the CEO of Kenmore and Brands, a well-known appliance brand going through a transformation focusing on Electrification and Sustainability. Before Kenmore, he held Chief Product Officer roles at Berkshire Grey, an Industrial Robotics company and, Shark-Ninja (Consumer robotics and appliances). During his tenure at both the companies, he was key to taking the companies Public (Nasdaq and HKSE). Sri was also the SVP of product and engineering at Comcast for their IOT/Smart Home/Xfinity group and GM at Hewlett Packard. He founded CloudPrint (HP ePrint) and HP’s Wearables/IOT group bringing to market fashion tech products for well-known brands like Hugo Boss, Coach, Movado and Juicy Couture. Sri has an Engineering Degree from NIT Suratkal in India and MBA from Boston University. 


Marvin 'Jerome' Howard Marvin 'Jerome' Howard, COO, Culture Wireless
Twitter ID: @culturewireless

Jerome Howard holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from the esteemed Georgia Institute of Technology. Following a successful internship in the Oil & Gas industry as a Security Analyst, he joined the sector full-time in 2011. After spending 7 years in Oil & Gas, Jerome transitioned back to Atlanta, where he assumed the role of Senior Engineer at a prominent Healthcare company. With a rich and varied background in Corporate America, Jerome decided to embark on a journey of serial entrepreneurship and community enrichment. In 2021, he co-founded Culture Wireless, an Internet Service Provider that aims to deliver affordable and high-quality internet services to unserved and underserved communities.

Brendan Armstrong Sr. Brendan Armstrong Sr., President & Owner, Trinity Wiring & Security Solutions

Dean Avgiris Dean Avgiris, Executive Director - Xfinity Home, Comcast

Dean Avgiris leads the Xfinity Home business. He is responsible for all aspects of product management and development, revenue optimization, and go-to-market strategy across Xfinity Home's suite of security, monitoring, and smart home solutions. Prior to his work with Xfinity Home, Dean held various roles in strategy, finance, and product operations across Comcast NBCUniversal.

Greg Baldauf Greg Baldauf, Director, Revenue Edge SmartLife Partnerships, Calix

Always wanting to stay one step ahead of his kids and technology, Greg is passionate about the connected home industry and how it can bring tangible value to people and businesses everywhere. Greg joined Calix in 2018 and leads the solution partnership team.

Calix is the leading FTTx provider of software and hardware solutions to the regional service provider market in North America and around the globe. Today, Calix supports over 1,800 Fiber based ISPs, enabling them to bring best-in-class turn-key solutions to market through strategic solutions partners.

After investing well over $1B in building a world-class fiber software platform, the Calix ecosystem allows ISPs to easily deliver and launch new fully managed services in a fraction of the time creating long term value for end-subscribers. So far, Calix has launched and announced 11 different managed services via partnerships across several categories with more to come.  

Shawn Barry Shawn Barry, VP Strategic Sales, Alarm.com

Shawn Barry is North American VP, Strategic Sales at Alarm.com headquartered in Vienna, VA.  Alarm.com creates innovative technology that deepens the connection between people and the things they care about most – their families, homes and businesses.  Millions of people trust Alarm.com every day for better security, intelligence automation and dependable services.  Alarm.com services are exclusively sold, set up and supported by a nationwide network of authorized service providers.  Shawn’s strategic sales team focuses on fast growing vertical markets such as healthcare, builders, property management, utilities and insurance.
He also worked at MicroStrategy, an enterprise business intelligence software company and former parent company of Alarm.com.  Shawn has his undergraduate degree in Finance from Virginia Tech.  He resides in the Vienna, VA area with his wife and children.

Mark Benson Mark Benson, Head of SmartThings, Samsung SmartThings
Twitter ID: @smartthings

Mark Benson is Head of Samsung SmartThings. Mark oversees all aspects of the organization including product management and software development teams that are responsible for delivering the user interfaces, cloud platform services, embedded software, and partner tools at the heart of Samsung's innovative connected product portfolio. Prior to joining SmartThings, Mark was Chief Technology Officer at Exosite, a leading Industrial Internet of Things enterprise software company focused on helping businesses launch connected products to market with a cloud software platform, embedded firmware, partnership ecosystem, and white label user experience to help predict and respond to production issues before they happen. Mark also spent 11 years with Logic PD, most recently as Director of Software Strategy where he led software and systems engineering for dozens of v1 product launches for consumer, medical, industrial, military, and aerospace applications. Mark was also responsible for corporate software strategy and for co-leading the cultivation of the company's IP portfolio. Mark is a recognized speaker on the value of connected products to users and businesses and has authored several technical papers on strategic planning, organizational behavior, competitive strategy, product management, software engineering leadership, data analytics, and information security. Mark is also the author of The Art of Software Thermal Management for Embedded Systems (Springer 2014). Mark earned a Master of Science in Software Engineering from the University of Minnesota and a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Bethel University.

Eugenia Blackstone Eugenia Blackstone, CMO, Iris Powered by Generali

Eugenia Blackstone is the Chief Marketing Officer for Iris Powered by Generali, a division of Generali Global Assistance (GGA) and part of the larger Generali Group. Eugenia has been responsible for developing comprehensive marketing strategies for GGA's global identity protection solutions, now offered under the Iris Powered by Generali brand, for over a decade starting as a marketing manager for the business before serving as a Director of Marketing and VP of Global Marketing ahead of her current tenure as CMO. During her time at Iris, the brand's marketing campaigns have been recognized for multiple awards, including two Gold Globees for Marketing Campaign of the Year in 2022. Prior to her time marketing identity protection services, Eugenia worked in marketing for major industrial equipment brands, CNH Industrial and Caterpillar. Eugenia received her Bachelors of Science in Marketing from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. 

Jean Anne Booth Jean Anne Booth, CEO, UnaliWear

A serial entrepreneur, Jean Anne started UnaliWear after selling previous startups to Texas Instruments and Apple. Jean Anne was the founder of Luminary Micro, the creators of the Stellaris microcontroller platform and the first to market with ARM Cortex-M3-based microcontroller solutions, purchased by Texas Instruments in May 2009 Jean Anne retired from TI in 2012 after serving as the general manager for TI's Stellaris family of products. Jean Anne was also a founder at Intrinsity, the creators of the graphics chip in Apple iPad products. Intrinsity sold to Apple in 2010. Jean Anne holds a BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin, and an MSCE from National Technical University.

Thomas Breare Thomas Breare, Head of Flexibility and Partnerships, Octopus Energy

Tom Breare is Senior Partnerships Manager at Octopus Energy U.S. With seven years in the energy sector, Tom leads Octopus Energy’s connected device partnerships and flexibility products for customers in the US. Tom was an early employee of Octopus Energy in 2016, and moved from the United Kingdom to Texas in 2022.

Roger Clawson Roger Clawson, Sr. Consultant, Builder Division, Safe Streets USA

Roger is a Sr. Consultant for and responsible for designing and executing the RNC Builder Initiatives at Safe Streets USA, a national home automation and security installer of nearly 100,000 homes per year. He has spent four decades in concept development, professional sales, business ownership, and leadership consulting. He is a passionately focused on technology and the role it plays in delivering smart and sustainable solutions for builders. Roger was part of the launch team at Kwikset/Black & Decker that pioneered smart home tech with the first remote keyless entry deadbolts in 1998. He has developed and sold several low-tech firms as well as consulted on multiple high-tech start-ups through his mentorship work at U.C.I.’s incubation hub for entrepreneurs. He reentered the construction services industry in 2020 when asked to write a plan on how to best deliver advanced smart home tech to the nation’s Top 50 builders. Today, that plan has designed and delivered multiple top-tier solutions to the Top 10 production builders, utilizing differing platforms, equipment combinations, and budget targets. He is actively engaged with almost a third of the Top 30 builders in either initial launches or the redesign of existing smart offerings. In addition, he recently joined forces with Live View Technologies, Inc. to provide high tech surveillance services to improve job site safety and security.

Gregory Couvreur Gregory Couvreur, Founder and Managing Principal, Mighty Acorns

Michael Crane Michael Crane, VP Business Development, Imprint Energy
Twitter ID: @imprintenergy

Clint Cushing Clint Cushing, CEO, Nomo Hub

Jan Dawson Jan Dawson, Senior Director of Research and Insights, Vivint
Twitter ID: @jandawson

Jan Dawson is Senior Director, Research & Insights at Vivint. In this role, Jan leads customer and consumer research in support of Vivint's Innovation organization, Marketing, and other functions, as well as overseeing Vivint's alpha and beta testing function, and its product performance team. Jan has been at Vivint since November 2017. Prior to joining Vivint, Jan was an industry analyst for 17 years, first at Ovum and then as the founder and chief analyst of Jackdaw Research. In this role, he conducted research for and consulted with many of the world's largest technology companies, wrote for several publications including Variety magazine and Recode, and hosted several podcasts on the subject of consumer technology.

Jennifer Doctor Jennifer Doctor, Senior Director, Product Management, Johnson Controls
Twitter ID: @jidoctor

Jennifer Doctor is the Senior Director of Product Management for Johnson Controls, Global Products’ Intrusion detection portfolio. In this capacity, Jennifer leads a global team managing more than 5,000 traditional and smart home security products around the globe in residential and commercial markets.

Jennifer joined Johnson Controls from ADT North America where she was the Director of Product Strategy. She brings a dozen years of experience in the security industry, and nearly 25 years of experience in product marketing and product management to Johnson Controls, having worked with companies to help them bring products to market profitably. In addition to her unique blend of product management, product marketing and marketing skills, Jennifer also brings IT skills and certifications to her portfolio including ITIL, CMMi, Certified Agile Leader and Certified SAFe 5 Product Owner/Product Manager.

Jennifer is a member of the board of directors for the Z-Wave Alliance where she also serves as the Marketing Committee. She is a frequent industry speaker and is active member of several product management communities. Jennifer was recently included on the SIA Women in Security Forum “Power 100” in 2023. She can be found on LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/in/jidoctor/, and followed on twitter at @jidoctor. 

Jason Dudley Jason Dudley, Director, Product Development and Implementation, GreenMarbles

Steve Elliston Steve Elliston, Founder and President, Elliston Systems & Design

Steve Elliston is the Founder and President of Elliston Systems & Design, a leading audiovisual integration company with a 10,000 sqft. experience center located in the design district of Dallas, TX. Founded in 2001, Steve has built a reputation for expertise and exceptional service while working with architects, designers, and builders to design and implement advanced lighting, electrical, and AV solutions. Simplifying that advanced technology through custom design, innovative products, detailed documentation, and exceptional service is core to the company’s mission.

Under Steve's leadership, Elliston Systems & Design has earned numerous industry accolades and has been recognized as a top AV integrator by leading publications. Steve prides himself on relationships - from his talented team of experts to a growing list of discerning clients. Like him, Steve’s team is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and creating tailored solutions that meet each client's unique needs and exceeds their expectations.

Aaron Emigh Aaron Emigh, CEO and Co-Founder, Brilliant
Twitter ID: @BrilliantTech

Aaron is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brilliant, a leading Smart Home and Smart Apartment company and recipient of the CES Innovation Award, the CTA TechHome Mark of Excellence, the IoT Breakthrough Award, and the CEDIA BEST Award. Aaron is an accomplished Silicon Valley technology entrepreneur and investor, who previously served as the Co-Founder and CTO of shopkick, the #1 mobile retail application that pioneered the use of in-store beacons at dozens of top retailers such as Target, Macy’s, and Best Buy. Aaron was previously the EVP and GM of Technology at Six Apart, now known as SAY Media, and held founding leadership roles at Radix Labs and CommerceFlow, which was acquired by eBay. Aaron is an inventor on over 100 issued patents and has been recognized as a Technology Pioneer by the World Economic Forum.

Nick English Nick English, CEO North America, Kaadas
Twitter ID: @KaadasOfficial

Nick English serves as CEO, North America for Kaadas Smart Door Lock. A security industry veteran, English is an accomplished management professional with extensive experience successfully running multi-million dollar strategic alliance partnerships, building and leading high-performance sales and management teams, and navigating key vertical markets. Prior to Kaadas, English held positions as both a District Sales Manager and Director, Marketing, National Strategic Partnerships for ADT before serving as Sales Director for Kwikset. Over the course of his career English had cultivated a proven track record of maximizing sales growth, exceeding performance expectations, and providing world-class customer service. Within his most recent roles as CEO, North America for Kaadas, English is responsible for leading the company's expansion operations as well as leveraging strong manufacturing capabilities and engineering talent to bring high-quality, innovative products to a new market.

Jesse Fallick Jesse Fallick, VP of Product, Recurve

Jesse Fallick is currently the VP of Product at Recurve, where he is obsessed with using software, advanced analytics, and novel program designs to help utilities and aggregators integrate distributed energy resources, energy efficiency, and demand flexibility into the emerging carbon-free energy grid. Prior to Recurve, Jesse was the VP of Business Intelligence at Lime Energy (A Willdan Company), where he oversaw the development of a platform for real-time reporting and analysis. He also led the development of a novel methodology for customer targeting in utility programs which leveraged machine learning to increase adoption rates by as much as 30% in some markets. When he was young, Jesse wanted to be a "space doctor" when he grew up. He considers his current career trajectory to be close enough.

Nathanial Findlay Nathanial Findlay, CEO, Lifeguard Health

For the majority of my career, I've been lucky enough to have the opportunity to imagine, develop, and launch businesses within the technology and patient engagement sectors. Today my focus is helping our most vulnerable seniors age at home with the best in-person care and access to world-class telehealth care. I'm thrilled to announce the launch of Lifeguard, a private and personalized concierge care solution to support aging independently. Our exceptional in-person and digital care services not only provide top-tier and personal care for those who need it most, but also gifts family members with much-needed peace of mind. We know that life is hard enough without the added stress of being sick, living with a chronic condition, or simply worrying about one's own health. To make matters more complicated, today's overburdened and complex healthcare system is extremely difficult to navigate and often comes with a lack of answers and long wait times. After watching the challenges my parents faced during their senior years, and as I began planning for my own, I became inspired to provide meaningful solutions that not only help and support this vulnerable population but also reassure their families. 

Scott Ford Scott Ford, CEO, Pepper IoT
Twitter ID: @scottpford

Scott Ford is the CEO of Pepper, the leading U.S.-based consumer IoT platform that enables retailers, insurance carriers, OEMs and more to build, deliver and monetize secure IoT solutions. Scott applies more than 25 years of wireless industry and operations experience to drive Pepper's vision forward, and he is the co-founder and managing director of OpenAir Equity Partners, a wireless and IoT-focused venture capital firm. Prior to Pepper, Scott served as founder and general manager of Sprint Nextel Ventures, Sprint's corporate venture capital unit. He is also a decorated Desert Storm Veteran and has flown more than 300 combat hours (3,000 total) aboard Navy P-3C aircraft.

Peter Giacalone Peter Giacalone, President, Giacalone Associates, LLC
Twitter ID: @cctglobal

A successful forty year career in the electronic security & telecommunications industry that includes building and leading the largest security, life safety, PERS and video contract monitoring center in the US, with a proven executive track record in increasing revenue and opening new market verticals. Over a ten year period of focus and effort resulted in growing the company from a forty five thousand account regional center to over five hundred thousand accounts with fifty million dollars in annual revenue. Created the business plan, solicited the financing and secured a one hundred million dollar credit facility to fund the start up of King Capital Financial Services, which grew to become one of the longest running Dealer Financial & Acquisition Programs in the security industry. Providing Subject Matter Expert advisory for litigation, M&A and operations both domestically and internationally for the past 20 years.

Wade Gibson Wade Gibson, Chief Sales and Customer Acquisition Officer, Brinks Home

Wade Gibson joined Brinks Home in May 2020, bringing with him over a decade of high-level leadership experience in the private sector, U.S. military, and state and local government. In his role, Wade is responsible for company-wide lead customer acquisition efforts through direct and indirect sales, M&A and bulk buy transactions, lead-sharing, and cross-selling partnerships. He also spearheads business development efforts to attract potential new acquisitions, selling partners, and corporate partnerships. Before starting with Brinks Home, Wade most recently practiced law at Locke Lord LLP, where he advised large and small businesses, private equity funds, banks, and governments on over 75 mergers, acquisitions, and debt finance transactions ranging from $2 million to $2 billion. Outside the office, Wade and his wife Juliet spend their time chasing around their two sons and two dogs trying to prevent emergency room visits. 

Preston Grutzmacher Preston Grutzmacher, Vertical Business Leader for Multifamily Housing, Salto Systems
Twitter ID: @SaltoSystems

I’m a passionate problem-solver and love the satisfaction of helping others overcome facility challenges. Optimizing building efficiencies, improving staff workflow, and enhancing the resident experience is always the goal. My professional focus is on the multifamily industry and proptech however; I have a deep personal interest in the latest consumer and commercial tech. I also like to understand legacy devices and outdated systems that are still used today so that I can better understand how multifamily customers actually operate.

One of my favorite examples is the mechanical key, an invention that has remained largely unchanged for thousands of years. SALTO helps solve the problem of managing mechanical keys through incredible technology, reliable hardware, and software platforms that deliver leading access control solutions.

At SALTO, I lead with enthusiasm whether I'm on a call, hosting a webinar, or conducting a meeting. I take pride in delivering exceptional experiences and building lasting relationships.

Geordie Hagerman Geordie Hagerman, Executive Vice President, Commercialization, Cognitive Systems Corp.
Twitter ID: @GeordieHagerman

Geordie Hagerman is a highly accomplished senior executive with extensive experience in the wireless and high-tech industries. With a proven track record in marketing, sales, product management, operations oversight, and corporate development, Geordie has excelled in successfully communicating and selling complex software in the telecommunications market. As the current commercialization and marketing leader at Cognitive, Geordie has a keen focus on partnerships and product roadmap strategy. He is a business and partner development expert with a strong track record of delivering commercial success through the strategic recruitment, development, and motivation of cross-functional teams. Geordie is passionate about collaborating with cutting-edge innovators to help bring their new products to market, and he aims to create novel and ground-breaking technological solutions that can improve the lives of millions of users daily. His exceptional leadership skills and business acumen have enabled him to drive growth and success throughout his career, and he is committed to delivering exceptional results for his team and his customers.

Mason Hall Mason Hall, Head of Connected Products, Moen
Twitter ID: @moen

Mason Hall is head of connected products for Fortune Brands Innovations. He joined Fortune Brands and Moen in 2020 and is responsible for leading and growing the development of smart home technology across the Moen brand and rest of Fortune brands. Prior to joining Fortune Brands Innovations, Mason was at GE Lighting - where he spent more than a decade across various GE business units in roles supporting GE's consumer and commercial digital transformation and strategic business development. Mason also holds Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration degrees from John Carroll University.

Jennifer Harris Jennifer Harris, Federal Program Officer, Texas Office of Internet Connectivity and Growth, US Department of Commerce, NTIA

Jennifer Harris joined the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) in August 2022 as the federal program officer (FPO) for the State of Texas. In this role, Jennifer coordinates partnerships and outreach with the state and local governments, community groups, and other entities with a vested interest on NTIA’s high-speed internet grant programs and policy issues. Jennifer works directly with the Texas Broadband Development Office and the state-level regional, county and municipal associations to ensure comprehensive engagement from all stakeholders in the state on the State’s high-speed internet planning and funding process.

Jennifer started her career at the Texas State Capitol in 2005 holding a wide range of jobs in the public sector. Her professional experience includes legislative, public policy, communications, and government affairs work with the Texas Legislature, and policy and communications work for the Florida Department of Education, along with a variety of roles on local and statewide political campaigns. Following her work at the Texas State Capitol and the Florida Department of Education, Jennifer served for three years as the State Program Director for Texas for Connected Nation, a national non-profit organization which has focused on tackling the digital divide for more than 20 years. Appointed in January 2020, Jennifer served as an inaugural member of the Governor’s Broadband Development Council. Governor Abbott re-appointed her to the Council in March 2022 and named her Vice Chair of the Council, a position which she held until joining NTIA.

Jennifer earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a focus in Marketing from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. She earned her Master's degree in Public Service and Administration from the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University.

Ryan Herd Ryan Herd, CEO and Founder, Caregiver Smart Solutions
Twitter ID: @CSS_Inc_USA

Meet Ryan Herd ????Founder of Caregiver Smart Solutions, ????TEDx speaker, patent holder, ????author & IRONMAN. Improving the well-being of aging loved ones by empowering caregivers & companies with non-invasive monitoring for Health at Home.

Warren Hill Warren Hill, VP, Marketing, Alula

Warren Hill has spent 15 years in the security industry with experience in Marketing, Product and Program Management. He is currently the VP of Marketing and Partner Development for Alula. Prior to joining Alula he spent time with GE Security and Interlogix. He enjoys hiking, biking, golfing and a number of other outdoor activities.

Troy Iverson Troy Iverson, Senior Vice President Sales & Marketing, AvantGuard Monitoring Centers, A Becklar Company
Twitter ID: @AvantGuardMon

Troy Iverson is Vice President of Sales & Marketing at AvantGuard Monitoring Centers and part owner of Becklar, the holding company of AvantGuard and mobile PERS industry leader, Freeus. His passion is in helping people, protecting property and providing first class customer service. Troy has enjoyed being part of the monumental growth at AvantGuard and has contributed significantly to the company's success over the last decade. AvantGuard is nearing a major milestone of 1 million monitored accounts and is excited to have a 3rd location currently under construction. As a sought-after presenter, Troy has represented the monitoring services industry at many national trade shows and hosted multiple PERS Summit events. He has been a board member for the Utah Alarm Systems Security Licensing (DOPL) since 2013. Away from the office, Troy is an avid golfer, snow skier, pickleballer and loves coaching his 4 children in all their sporting activities.

Advait Katarki Advait Katarki, Business Development Manager - Connected Solutions & EV Charging Infrastructure, Eaton

Advait Katarki is Manager - EVCI Sales & Business Development at Eaton Corporation for Connected Solutions & Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (EVCI). With over 11 years of experience in engineering, product development and marketing strategy, Advait has provided expertise and leadership for both the circuit protection business and the digital solutions business. In his current role, Advait leads Go-to-market Strategy for Eaton's Connected Solutions and EV Chargers - working closely with strategic eco-system partners, fleets and utilities. Advait is passionate about working on solutions enhancing integration of Distributed Energy Resources (DER) and electric vehicle charging. Some of Advait's recent speaking engagements include at Industry events such as RE+ (Solar Power International), Parks & Associates Smart Energy Summit, EPRI Infrastructure Working Council, EPA's Energy Star Partner Summit. Advait graduated from North Carolina State University with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering in 2011 and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai (India).

Abe Kinney Abe Kinney, Senior Director, Product Management, Alarm.com

Abe is responsible for the management of several Alarm.com solutions, including energy management, home automation, and security partner integrations. Since joining the company in 2012, he has worked across the service provider and customer experience areas to deliver dependable technology that connects people with the things they care about most.

Mitchell Klein Mitchell Klein, Director, Alliances Strategy, Silicon Labs; Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance LLC, Silicon Labs/Z-Wave Alliance
Twitter ID: @Mitchell_Klein

Mitch Klein is Director Alliances Strategy at Silicon Labs, driving global adoption of smart home, smart cities and commercial applications. An IoT leader with 30 years experience, he is a CEDIA Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, recognizing his innovative leadership in technology design and integrator industry. At Silicon Labs Mitch is active in many alliances, such as Executive Director, Z-Wave Alliance and Secretary on the Executive Committee at the Wi-SUN Alliance. 

Richard Korthauer Richard Korthauer, Senior Vice President of the Home & Distribution Business, Schneider Electric
Twitter ID: @RKorthauer

Rich is the Vice President of Business of Final Distribution for Square D by Schneider Electric, which encompasses products for the residential and light commercial markets.

His BOLD idea is to transform homes by digitally connecting residential electrical service from grid to plug, for sustainability, efficiency, resiliency and personalization as part of a connected home eco-system, bringing homeowners added energy savings, comfort and safety to their homes.

Michael Lee Michael Lee, CEO, Octopus Energy

Michael Lee is CEO of Octopus Energy U.S. With over a decade in renewable energy, including working on some of the first battery storage projects and developing solar solutions for Fortune 500's internationally, Michael is an entrepreneur who believes technology can unlock cleaner and cheaper electricity, all while delighting the customer. He is the co-founder of Evolve Energy, which was acquired by Octopus Energy, an Al Gore-backed energy technology company valued at more than $5 billion, in 2020. Michael has a background in finance and holds an MBA from Harvard.

Spencer Maid Spencer Maid, CEO, Origin AI
Twitter ID: @originwireless

Spencer Maid is a highly experienced CEO leading an early-stage technology startup that is creating a new category in home security and IoT. With a track record of success in strategic planning, business unit development, and commercial leadership, Spencer has proven himself as a visionary leader in the early-stage technology startup community. His exceptional leadership, strategic vision, and extensive experience have been instrumental in driving Origin AI's success and creating a new category in home security and IoT.

Geoff Martin Geoff Martin, President & Co-founder, vipHomeLink
Twitter ID: @vipHomeLink

Geoff Martin is President & Co-founder of vipHomeLink. He is a strategic and growth-oriented leader with significant CFO, corporate M&A, capital raising and partnerships expertise. With more than $10.5B in executed corporate transactions and substantial boardroom and executive leadership experience, Geoff co-founded vipHomeLink with Alfred Bentley in 2018. As a homeowner himself, Geoff is passionate about simplifying the experience of homeownership, helping people protect and improve their largest asset, and delivering value to vipHomeLink's members and partners. Geoff received his MBA from New York University, and his Bachelors from Penn State University. He currently resides in Charleston, SC and enjoys tennis, golf, and traveling with his family.

Nathan Matney Nathan Matney, Director, IoT Products, Keurig Dr. Pepper

Michael Meyers Michael Meyers, Executive Partner, Ethos Capital

Lainie Muller Lainie Muller, Senior Director, Business Development, Health & Wellness, Alarm.com

Lainie Muller is a 15-year veteran of the technology industry and an emerging voice on Smart Solutions for Aging in Place and Connected Caregiving.

Lainie is Director of Wellness at Alarm.com, a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: ALRM)and the nation’s leading cloud-based platform for the smart home. The Wellness solution leverages Smart Home technology to support Aging in Place and independent living for older adults and those living with disabilities. Wellness, an integrated element of Alarm.com’s comprehensive ecosystem of home management technology, is currently in use in residential homes, senior living communities, schools and in remote caregiving programs funded by Medicare and Medicaid.  The product has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, Kiplingers, CNN, NPR and TechCrunch.

In 2010, Lainie joined BeClose, a privately funded start-up company, as the Director of Partnership Sales. In 2015, BeClose was “spun-in” to Alarm.com, an early-stage strategic investor of the company. The BeClose product is now available as Alarm.com Wellness.

Prior to BeClose, Lainie served as National Sales Manager, Major Accounts Unit (MAU) at Washingtonpost.Newsweek Interactive, the online subsidiary of The Washington Post company, where she led a top revenue producing team driving Healthcare, Consumer Electronics and Retail sales.

Lainie has been an active Board Member for the National Capitol Area Chapter, Alzheimer’s Association since 2012. She holds a BS in Business and Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University. Lainie lives in Chevy Chase, MD with her husband and two teenage boys.

Bruce Mungiguerra Bruce Mungiguerra, CEO, Riverbend Sandler Pools

Bruce is a C level operations and sales professional whose success in a diverse set of roles has enabled him to excel in every challenge he has faced. With more than 25 years of leadership experience, driving sales and operations teams at all levels from call centers, field operations to outside sales, Bruce has continued to provide top level leadership along the way. Bruce spent 20 years in the home security and connected home space leading various organizations. Bruce worked for both Brinks Home Security and Monitronics for over 16 years and was the Chief Operations Officer during his last 5 years at Monitronics. After a long career on the operations side of the home security industry, Bruce joined Nortek Control as the SVP of Sales and Marketing. Bruce helped lead the sale of Nortek to Nice, and after the sale he moved back to Dallas and began a new career in the swimming pool industry. Bruce is the CEO of Riverbend Sandler Pools and in his first 18 months, he and his team have made 7 acquisitions in TX and are now the second largest pool company in the US. Bruce joined the pool industry from the eyes of a customer, knowing the space lacked technology and felt it was the right time to enter the space and drive technology to our end users. Many of the home automation and security platforms today have the capability to connect to the newer pool equipment in the industry, providing just one more opportunity to create a sticky connected home customer.

Benjamin Myers Benjamin Myers, National Sales Manager, Kwikset

Benjamin Myers is the National Sales Manager for Kwikset, an industry leading door lock manufacturer. He has been in the building industry for almost 20 years, with experience in a variety of channels including, but not limited to: retail, wholesale, smart home, single family residential, and multifamily residential. In his current role he leads the Residential Access Solutions team which encompasses smart home, proptech, access control and intrusion amongst others. Benjamin has a bachelor's degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, where he majored in Marketing and minored in Speech Communication. His professional passion is developing himself and others, which has led to him guiding or participating in many leadership development & mentorship programs throughout his career. 

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

Sumit Kumar Nagpal is a serial entrepreneur with a focus on disruptive digital health innovation. He has co-founded and grown five companies over the past two and a half decades that have tackled progressively bolder challenges facing our healthcare economies, ranging from integrating longitudinal data and workflows across care settings, to bringing hospital- level care to the home.

Julie Nash Julie Nash, Chief Information Officer/SVP, Arlo Technologies, Inc.
Twitter ID: @ArloSmartHome

Julie Nash has served as Arlo's CIO since June of 2022, responsible for all ecommerce, business and commercial applications, infrastructure, cyber security and cloud platform operations. Previously Ms. Nash served as VP of Information Technology for the brand. Prior to joining Arlo, Ms. Nash was an infrastructure leader at TransUnion where she developed teams responsible for all global data centers, cloud cost management, capacity management, disaster recovery, customer technical support and infrastructure engineering. Ms. Nash has also held progressive roles in technology at McDonald’s Corporation, Kraft Foods and Ernst & Young. At these large enterprise organizations, she was responsible for various teams in application development, vendor management, data analytics and IT/business relations. She holds a BS in Business from DePaul University. 

Lars Oleson Lars Oleson, CEO, Xailient, Inc.

Serial entrepreneur, award-winning SW architect, ex-head of engineering for billion-dollar SW enterprise; 20-years in SW industry, co-founded 4 companies, 3 exits (1 overlap). Invented products at startups & public co's - Gartner "magic quadrant" in 2 different sectors & dozens of awards in consumer and enterprise. Exited as CEO to Alipay Indonesia then go-to-market CPO in the world's 4th most populous country. 

Laurie Orlov Laurie Orlov, Principal Analyst, Aging & Health Technology Watch
Twitter ID: @AgingTech

Biography Laurie M. Orlov, a tech industry veteran, writer, speaker and elder care advocate, is the founder of Aging and Health Technology Watch -- market research, trends, blogs and reports that provide thought leadership, analysis and guidance about health and aging-related technologies and services that enable boomers and seniors to sustain and improve their quality of life. In her previous career, Laurie spent many years in the technology industry, including 9 years at analyst firm Forrester Research. She has spoken regularly and delivered keynote speeches at forums, industry consortia, conferences, and symposia, most recently on the business of technology for boomers and seniors. She advises large organizations as well as non-profits and entrepreneurs about trends and opportunities in the age-related technology market. Her perspectives have been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Vox, Senior Housing News, CNN Health, and Consumer Reports. She has a graduate certification in Geriatric Care Management from the University of Florida and a BA in Music from the University of Rochester. Laurie has provided testimony about technology at a Senate Aging Committee hearing and consulted to AARP. Advisory clients have included AARP, Argentum, Bose, CDW, Microsoft, Novartis, and Philips. Her latest reports include: The Market Overview Technology for Aging 2023, The Future of Sensors and Older Adults 2022, The State of Voice-AI and Older Adults 2022, Beyond DIY: The Future of Smart Homes and Older Adults 2021, The Future of Wearables and Older Adults 2021, The Future of Remote Care Technology 2020. Laurie has been named one of the Women Leaders in Voice, Top 50 Influencers in Aging by Next Avenue and one of the Women leading global innovation on Age Tech. 

Caleb Parker Caleb Parker, Chief Commercial Officer, Angle Health
Twitter ID: @angle_health

Caleb Parker is Chief Commercial Officer at Angle Health, the modern healthcare benefits platform that makes healthcare more easy, affordable, and convenient through its quality, tech-enabled, and customizable health plans.

Prior to joining Angle Health, Caleb served as Chief Revenue Officer of Vitori Health, a national independent health plan, as well as VP of Strategic Growth at Key Benefit Administrators, the largest independent third-party administrator in the United States. With extensive experience in investment and financial planning, Caleb’s creative and innovative approaches to employee benefits have helped him successfully grow and scale various health insurance organizations. Caleb has a proven track record of developing unique approaches to product, marketing strategies, and partnerships that result in improved member outcomes and increased employer satisfaction. 

Roel Peeters Roel Peeters, CEO & Co-Founder, Roost Labs
Twitter ID: @smartroost

Roel Peeters is the CEO & Co-founder of Roost.  Mr. Peeters is a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of startup experience ranging from enterprise software to consumer electronics and semiconductors. 
Before starting Roost in 2014, he was the co-founder of Ozmo Devices, a pioneer in low-power Wi-Fi.  Ozmo delivered the enabling technology for the world’s first WiFi mouse (marketed by HP) and the WiFi remote control shipping with the Roku 3 box.  Mr. Peeters is a co-inventor of low-power Wi-Fi Personal Area Networks (PAN) technology and successfully created a worldwide standard known as “Wi-Fi Direct”.  Ozmo was acquired by Atmel in 2012.
Prior to Ozmo, Mr. Peeters was one of the first employees at InQuira, a venture-funded search and web self-service enterprise software provider.  As a marketing and sales executive, he was responsible for the development and execution of its highly successful early adopter program, signing up several Fortune 500 customers.  InQuira was successfully acquired by Oracle.
Earlier in his career, Mr. Peeters held various applications engineering, sales, and sales management positions in Europe, Southeast Asia, and the U.S. with ICOS Vision Systems (acquired by  KLA-Tencor), a semiconductor equipment manufacturer.
Mr. Peeters received his MBA from The Wharton School and an MSEE from the Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium.

David Puckett David Puckett, Vice President, Global Devices Product Strategy, Comcast

David Puckett serves as the Global Devices Organization's Head of Product Strategy. He is responsible for steering the device product vision, long-term product roadmap, and commercial opportunities across Comcast Cable, Comcast Syndication partners, and Sky Europe in his current position. He directs the device strategy for all consumer and SMB products across the Connectivity and Platforms business units of the company, including Xfinity, Comcast Business, and Sky.

In his 18 years at Comcast, David oversaw the introduction of numerous products and features and the expansion of the company's portfolio. He has delivered innovation in various positions, including Product Marketing, Product Development, Product Management, and Product Strategy, always with the customer experience in mind. Before joining Comcast in 2005, David spent eight years executing consumer marketing strategies across direct and indirect sales channels for both consumer and business-to-business services at various private and public Internet Services companies in both start-up and established stages.

David has four hyper-connected Generation Z children. Although David is one of the rare individuals who began his career by handing out free Dialup Internet Service CDs in retail stores and continues to work in an industry that has paved the way for advanced technologies such as AI, AR/VR, Blockchain, Edge Computing, Cloud Gaming, Videoconferencing, IoT, and whatever the Metaverse ends up being, his children are too preoccupied creating content with Tiktok or video games to care. 

Keith R Puckett Keith R Puckett, Founder | CEO, Ubiety Technologies, Inc.

Keith is the Co-Founder | CEO of Ubiety Technologies, Inc. Keith comfortably explores the space where opportunity and uncertainty are alive and vibrant. Keith's personal mission at Ubiety is to take difficult actions for the progression of a bigger purpose. Ubiety was born from the fundamental belief that hope and opportunity have been a casualty of an exponentially violent crime epidemic. HomeAware delivers home, commercial and community security, and aims to heal communities, families and households. Keith believes that Things That Matter Are Hard. Prior to Ubiety Technologies, Inc., Keith spent the last decade founding several gig-economy, labor marketplace companies, most recently as Co-Founder | CEO of BookedOut (Acquired in 2016). BookedOut was an on-demand hiring marketplace serving the episodic labor demands of experiential marketing agencies and was one of the country's first gig economy platforms. Prior to BookedOut, Keith was Co-Founder | CEO of Method Models, a technology enabled staffing firm focused on improving the clumsy distribution model of labor management for large scale enterprises including Pepsi, Cricket Wireless, Heineken USA, Frito-Lay, and Gatorade. Prior to entrepreneurship, Keith spent nearly a decade as an Investment Banker with Bear, Stearns & Co. in New York City. Keith was a Vice President in the Technology, Media and Telecom group within the firm's Investment Banking division. He specialized in mergers and acquisitions in the aerospace | defense and technology sectors. Keith executed over $65 Billion of M&A transactions and approximately $10 Billion of equity and debt financings.

Jeff Rogers Jeff Rogers, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Sensory

Jeff has been involved and influential in the development and design on 100's of products over more than 25 years that use speech and computer vision technologies. Jeff's focus on how to implement Sensory technologies into real world products has played an important role in Sensory's success in the market. Jeff has licensed speech and computer vision tech to companies such as Amazon, Google, Honda, Lenovo, Microsoft, Samsung, Zoom and many more.

Andreas Rudyk Andreas Rudyk, Co-founder and Co-CEO, Smartfrog & Canary
Twitter ID: @canary

Andreas is a serial entrepreneur. He founded his first company, the online gaming enabler lionix, at the age of fifteen. He then founded IM Trading, a stock market newsletter publishing business, later acquired by a Swiss private equity firm. Subsequently, Andreas bootstrapped and co-founded ewido networks, a consumer cyber security company. Withover 7 million users worldwide, the business scaled rapidly to a category leader and was awarded, "Best newcomer of the year" by Digital River's ICE. In 2006, ewido merged with AVG Technologies, a leading antivirus and cybersecurity provider where Andreas led business development and later corporate development of the group worldwide. Andreas helped to grow AVG from 40 to over 110 million customers, scaling the team from 100 to 800 employees (including 450 software engineers) and taking the company public on the New York Stock Exchange in 2012. Andreas co-founded Smartfrog as a consumer IoT SaaS pioneer in 2014. The company's mission is making modern technologies useful, easy, affordable and safe providing IoT for everyone. In 2018, the company acquired the US-based Canary Connect Inc. The two businesses were later merged into Smartfrog & Canary, headquartered in NYC. Andreas leads the group as Co-CEO. To date, the business has raised over $150M in funding and is one of the category leaders.

Rob Schema Rob Schema, Director of Government affairs and Business Development, altafiber

Rob Shema is focused on developing new opportunities and relationships for altafiber to continue expanding its fiber footprint beyond Greater Cincinnati

Shema was formerly Chief Executive Officer with Com Net. Shema directed Com Net in its efforts to provide IPTV Video, Fiber Optic Transport, Dedicated Internet Access, Authentication, Network Administration, and Call Center Support.

Prior to that he was EVP of ACA Connects and worked with numerous companies on issues such as retransmission consent, permitting and pole attachments.

Earlier in his career he participated in the launch of CN8 a local television network, assisted with the launch of Comcast Newsmakers, and developed and was instrumental in the launch of local OnDemand at Comcast.

He obtained his BA from Duquesne University and his graduate degree from Villanova University. 

Christopher Schouten Christopher Schouten, Sr. Marketing Director, Kudelski IoT
Twitter ID: @christoschouten

Christopher Schouten is Sr. Marketing Director for Kudelski IoT and has worked for more than 20 years for security companies whose mission is to protect devices, data and high-value business models. He joined Kudelski Group in 2013, and prior to that he held various marketing and operational management roles in pay-TV security and mobile and fixed telecommunications in the U.S. and Europe. Christopher is an honors graduate of the University of Iowa, having studied Mass Communications and Linguistics. Christopher speaks five languages and is a passionate early adopter of IoT and smart home technologies. He is currently based in Phoenix, AZ (USA). 

David Sym-Smith David Sym-Smith, Partner, Mobility Ventures

David Sym-Smith is a successful entrepreneur, proven CEO, motivational speaker, award winning executive. In his career, he has been the founder of multiple startups, he has been the CEO of both public and private companies, and he has served as a senior executive in many capacities. David has been part of a number of well-known successful startups, including APC/Sprint PCS, Areal/T-Mobile and more.
David serves on the boards of companies. He supports entrepreneurs and small businesses. He is the Chief Evangelist and a board member of Multiple Incubators which work with entrepreneurs.
David is a frequent speaker. He speaks on the topics of innovation, entrepreneurship, and business leadership. 
David was honored with the Tech Titans Technology Advocate and Innovation Awards, TIA People Choice Award, PCIA) Distinguished Citizen Award, as Compass Intelligence - Mobile & Wireless Award. 
Outside of the world of technology, David has served on numerous charity and non-profit boards.

Tyler Tribe Tyler Tribe, Chief Technology and Product Officer, Becklar

Tyler is a seasoned technology executive with almost three decades of experience in creating software solutions. He is passionate about helping organizations develop world-class customer and employee experiences, building strong teams, and collaborating on vision and strategy for global corporations and small and medium-sized businesses. Before joining Becklar, he spent twenty years at IBM.

Dr. Kenneth Wacks Dr. Kenneth Wacks, President, Home, Building & Utility Systems

Dr. Wacks has been a pioneer in establishing the home systems industry and a management advisor to 150 clients worldwide. His business spans home and building systems, utility customer services, and digital entertainment networks (including HDTV and IPTV). Clients seek his help to locate strategic business partners, financing, and new customers. He also provides due-diligence for investors and expert witness services for litigants. Please visit www.kenwacks.com for information about clients and projects.

He was appointed by the United States Department of Energy to the 13-member GridWise Architecture Council to develop smart grid strategies for reliable and efficient distribution of electricity. The Consumer Electronics Association chose Dr. Wacks to chair the international committee (ISO/IEC) establishing world standards for home and building systems and energy management. In addition, he has written American National Standards in home automation.

Dr. Wacks chairs the Editorial Advisory Board of the CABA magazine iHomes & Buildings (available at www.caba.org) and is a featured contributor under the byline “Ken Wacks’Perspectives.” Dr. Wacks received his Ph.D. from MIT as a Hertz Fellow and studied at the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Gene Wang Gene Wang, Chairman, Care Daily
Twitter ID: @GenePresence

Gene Wang, Chairman, Chief Scientist and Co-founder of Care Daily. Gene is a serial entrepreneur and 4-time CEO who led Computer Motion, a leader in surgical robotics, through a successful IPO. He next founded Photo Access, a digital imaging startup who's technology powered 100 million digital camera phones after their purchase by Agilent. Gene founded Bitfone, a mobile device management company which enabled over-the-air firmware updates in 300 million mobile phones and was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. Today, Gene is leading the research and development of next-generation senior care services as Principal Investigator for six caregiver studies with generous funding from the NIH. Gene received his BA in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. He leads the Daily Beats Band and plays saxophone and flute. Gene is happily married with three wonderful children and two bad dogs. 

Ben Weintraub Ben Weintraub, CEO, Kajeet
Twitter ID: @Kajeet

Ben Weintraub is the CEO, board member and founder at Kajeet. An entrepreneur, inventor and wireless industry expert, Weintraub has over 20 years of experience founding and leading successful high-growth technology companies in the telecom sector and is a named inventor on over 30 U.S. patents in the fields of wireless technology and systems. Weintraub started his entrepreneurial journey in the wireless industry in 1997 with the founding of Simply Wireless, one of the nation's largest authorized wireless retailers, offering service from carriers including AT&T Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint PCS, Nextel, Ntelos and Suncom. Before that, he served nearly six years in the U.S. Navy, working as a project manager before becoming an assistant program manager in the nuclear surface ship propulsion program.

Paul Williams Paul Williams, Chief Product Officer, Nice North America

Paul Williams is a visionary leader with a proven track record of leading organizations to high-growth results through building teams with clear objectives and support of the overall vision. Paul's career spans startups to Fortune 500 companies. Paul joined Nice North America in 2022, where he serves as the Chief Product Officer. In this role he leads product management teams and develops the product road map across all brands. Paul excels at aligning real world problems and anticipating customer needs to create unique and innovative solutions. Paul previously served as GE Lighting's GM of Product Management and Growth where he was charged with reimagining lighting solutions. In three years, Paul's team created a DIY smart home ecosystem with innovative products and scaled the consumer mobile app, taking it from just 30,000 users to more than 2 million. During his 14+ years of executive leadership at Control4, a manufacturer of smart home solutions, he was instrumental in building the company from a startup to IPO with double-digit, year-over-year growth.

Brock Winzeler Brock Winzeler, President, Becklar Personal Health and Safety and Freeus

Brock is President of the Freeus, Becklar Workforce Safety and Becklar Connected Wellness businesses. He joined Becklar in 2015 to lead the newly acquired Freeus business. Since that time, Brock has had the privilege of assembling and leading a world class team that is responsible for the accelerated growth and award winning platform and services of his companies. Brock is known for his ability to drive accelerated growth through caring relationships with internal stakeholders and industry partners.

Stefan Witkamp Stefan Witkamp, Founder, Commercial Director, Athom, maker of Homey
Twitter ID: @homey

Founder of the company behind Homey. Homey aims to unify the smart home with a universal app and service for control, automation and monitoring. It also offers two universal, multi-protocol smart home hubs: Homey Bridge, an extension to the cloud-based service, and the on-premise, local-first Homey Pro. The Homey team, including Stefan, specialize in user experience in smart home and automation and interoperability and unification of the smart home. 

Matt Wootton Matt Wootton, Co-Founder and CTO, Ivani

Matt is an entrepreneur, innovator, and the Co-Founder and CTO of Ivani where he leads the technical team and drives overall technical strategy. With over seventy granted patents and many pending applications, he has a wealth of experience creating intellectual property. Throughout his career, Matt has driven various market innovations in both the defense and commercial sectors. After graduating from Olin College of Engineering, he has added an MBA alongside other professional certifications both in Systems Engineering and TRIZ.

Don Young Don Young, EVP and Chief Operating Officer, ADT

Don Young is Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at ADT. He previously served as the company’s Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice President, Field Operations. Don started in the alarm industry in 1988 after serving four years in the United States Air Force as a computer programmer analyst. Since then he has held various leadership roles across many areas within the security industry. Don is currently president of The Monitoring Association (TMA) and past president of the Partnership for Priority Video Alarm Response (PPVAR).

Maggie Zieba Maggie Zieba, Vice President, Safety & Security Services, Resideo
Twitter ID: @Resideo

Maggie Zieba is Vice President, Safety and Security Services at Resideo Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of solutions for home comfort, security, energy management, and safety. Maggie leads a global team focused on helping its customers protect what matters most by expanding new safety and security offerings across Resideo's Products & Solutions offerings. To continue to deliver ongoing value to its more than 12 million connected customers and more than 100,000 professional contractors and installers, Maggie's team looks to integrate and scale new solutions and services across the world. Maggie joined Resideo through its First Alert acquisition in 2022, and she offers significant experience in managing innovative, customer-focused, profitable products and services programs across various industries, including technology, financial services, retail, telecom, and consumer packaged goods (CPG) industries. Maggie earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Loyola University and a Master of Business Administration from the Booth School of Business, both located in Chicago. She is based in the Chicagoland area.


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