Open Edge Symposium Speakers

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Mung Chiang

John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University

Mung Chiang is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering and the Roscoe H. George Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University. Prior to July 2017, he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. His research on communication networks received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to scientists and engineers under the age of 40 in the U.S. A recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and the IEEE Kiyo Tomiyasu Technical Achievement Award, his research paper citations leads to an H-index of 70 and 23 of his advisees have become professors. He founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes, and co-founded a few startup companies in mobile data, IoT and AI with products used by tens of millions of people worldwide. He was also elected to the board of the global nonprofit Industrial Internet Consortium. A recipient of the ASEE Terman Education Award, his textbook "Networked Life," popular science book "The Power of Networks," and online courses have reached hundreds of thousands of students.


Research Vice President, Internet of Things, 451 Resear

As Research Vice President of 451 Research's Internet of Things practice, Christian Renaud covers the ongoing virtualization and digitization of the physical world around us.

For 25 years prior to joining 451 Research, Christian built nationwide networks at large and small enterprises, worked with Fortune 50 companies in the systems integrator channel, built products at Cisco Systems and ran the company's New Markets and Technologies team. He has been the CEO of multiple startups, worked in venture and angel capital, and has served as an advisor to G20 and European Commission projects.

Christian is a frequent speaker on emerging technology, entrepreneurship and future trends. He can be found on Twitter at @xianrenaud, or on LinkedIn at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/xianrenaud


Vice President of Quantum Technologies, QuintessenceLabs

Andreas is an internationally renowned cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur. As Vice President of Quantum Technologies, Andreas is responsible for the strategic and technological direction of QuintessenceLabs' quantum product portfolio, including our quantum key distribution capability and quantum random number generator, complementing leading key and policy management suite. Andreas was cofounder and CTO of Microdasys Inc., where he developed the first ever SSL proxy, and later cofounder and CEO of TrustDefender until its 2011 acquisition by ThreatMetrix. He then served as CTO at ThreatMetrix, responsible for all product development and strategic technological direction, leading it through its acquisition by LexisNexis earlier this year.

Marcellus Buchheit

President and CEO, Wibu-Systems USA

Marcellus Buchheit is co-founder and Chairman of the Board of WIBU-SYSTEMS AG in Karlsruhe, Germany. He currently serves as the President and CEO of Wibu-Systems USA Inc., located in Edmonds, WA where he resides.

Marcellus earned his Master of Science degree in computing science at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany in 1989. In the same year, he co-founded Wibu-Systems together with Oliver Winzenried. As the original architect and first software developer of the company's successful WibuKey, CodeMeter, and SmartShelter product lines, he is well known in his field for his expertise in designing innovative techniques to protect software against reverse-engineering, tampering, and debugging. The products he designed have never been cracked by hackers in multiple public global contests.

Marcellus is an active member of the international Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), where he is involved with security, trustworthiness and monetization initiatives. He is one of the editors and authors of the Industrial Internet Security Framework document.

He is a frequently invited speaker at industry events, and has accepted many industry awards on behalf of Wibu-Systems, including the CODiE awards in 2017, 2014, and 2009 in recognition by the SIIA of CodeMeter as the Best Content Rights and Entitlement Solution.


Associate Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Internet Consortium

Charles is Associate Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Internet Consortium, now incorporating OpenFog. He works on the architecture and implementation of Edge Computing platforms, media processing systems, and IoT, and is chair of the IIC Fog Computing Task Group. Previously, he was a Principal Engineer at Cisco and a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. He received a B.S. in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a M.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He holds over 80 US patents.


Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Sandy is a principal analyst at Forrester advising security and risk professionals on application security, with a particular emphasis on the collaboration among security and risk, application development, operations, and business teams. Her research covers topics such as proactive security design, security testing in the software delivery lifecycle, protection of applications in production environments, and remediation of hardware and software flaws.


Chris Davis

VP of Smart Cities, CIMCON Lighting

Chris Davis has over 30 years' experience in the clean technology, smart buildings, LED lighting and industrial automation sectors. As Vice President, Smart Cities, Chris develops CIMCON Lighting's Smart City strategy and creating an ecosystem of partners. In addition, he provides thought leadership through the creation of Smart City whitepapers, blogs and speaking about smart cities at global conferences.

Prior to CIMCON, Chris was Vice President, Global Strategic Alliances at Schneider Electric, President and Board Member of Baumüller Inc. , and has held Vice President, Managing Director and Board Member positions at the following companies: Dapra Marking Systems, Color Kinetics, and Varta Batteries Pvt. Ltd in Singapore. In addition, he served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy.

Chris acts as a Mentor/Advisor in the following organizations: Cleantech Open, MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge, MASS Technology Transfer Center, and the Massachusetts Advanced Manufacturing Collaborative – Energy Division. He received his Master of Business Administration from The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, and a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry from Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, FL. In addition, he holds a Certificate of Achievement in Alliance Management from the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals.


Senior director, Automotive and IoT Marketing and Ecosystems, Arm

Since joining Arm in 2011, Rhonda has worked in several marketing, incubation and strategic roles, including digital marketing, segment marketing and alliances. She now drives Arm's marketing and ecosystems strategy for Automotive, IoT and Embedded businesses.

She is a Founding Board member of the OpenFog Consortium, now part of the Industrial Internet Consortium. Rhonda is an experienced electronics-industry veteran, who began her career with Motorola Semiconductor, where she worked for 17 years. She started in the nascent data communications business where she took on increasing responsibility as it grew into a multi-billion-dollar business.

She moved on to roles in sales, wireless marketing, and operations with P&L responsibility. She holds a BS in electrical engineering from Cornell University and an MBA from the Red McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas.


CEO & Co-Founder EAN, Visiting Scholar Caltech E&AS

Michael is a co-founder of Project EAN and OpenOPF, responsible for development of network virtualization technology based on energy research from Caltech. Michael serves as a Fellow, IoT Robotics and Smart Cities, Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution at World Economic Forum. Previously he was CTO of Open Source Initiatives at Cisco, where he led the strategy and execution across the company's top priorities in Cloud, IoT and SDN. He led the formation of multiple projects in the Eclipse, Apache, and Linux Foundation and won the Interop Grand Prize with Open Daylight, first time ever for an Open Source project. Previously he served as the first VP of Engineering at XenSource, a founding member of the Mobile Web Services group at Palm, and a founding member of the Java Content Partners Program and J2ME teams at Sun, a project that led to Android. Michael is a CS graduate from Caltech and Stanford University.

John Harrington

Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of HighByte

John Harrington is a Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of HighByte, focused on defining the company's business and product strategy. His areas of responsibility include market research, customer use cases, product priorities, go-to-market, financial planning, and sales.

John is passionate about delivering technology that improves productivity and safety in manufacturing and industrial environments. He has spent his 25-year career both delivering software to manufacturers and working for manufacturers in operations roles. This experience has given him a unique perspective on how suppliers and end users each play an integral role in implementing new technology solutions.

John has a Master in Business Administration from Babson College and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute.​

Ian Hughes

Senior Analyst, Internet of Things, 451 Research

Ian Hughes is a Senior Analyst for the Internet of Things practice at 451 Research focussed on Industrial IoT, Ar and VR. He has 30 years of experience in emerging technology as a developer, architect and consultant through key technology trends. Ian had 20 years of experience at IBM in cross-industry application development. This included automotive, global sporting events, retail and telecoms. Ian was early to the Web development space in 1998 and social media in 2004, and was influential in virtual-worlds adoption in 2006-09. He spent the next seven years at his own consulting company, where he presented a regular emerging technology feature, on a UK Saturday morning children's TV show, built virtual disaster simulators for hospitals, pitched start-ups to investors, wrote a technology column for a fashion magazine and published two sci-fi novels (so far) under his online handle of epredator. He was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Technology from Southampton Solent University in 2018.


R&D Director, OCTO at VMware

Gavin runs an innovation team focused on edge computing and intelligence in VMware Office of CTO. He joined VMware in 2009 and worked on multiple products on virtualization, networking, cloud management, big data, OpenStack, container, IoT and ML. He has 17 years' industrial experience of software development and project management, at Sun Microsystems, Aol, Microsoft and VMware altogether. He is also LF Edge, DMTF, OASIS and IIC member. He was one of the legacy engineers and evangelists of OpenOffice.org. He holds Bachelor and Master degrees of Electrical Engineering from Tsinghua University. He presented at AII Summit 2019, Interop China 2018, & Open Source World Summit 2010, and will present at Open Source Summit North America 2019.

Vijay Raghunathan

Prof. of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Embedded Systems & IoT Lab, Purdue University

Vijay Raghunathan is a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University and the Director of the Embedded Systems and IoT Lab, which he founded in 2006. His research interests include hardware and software architectures for next-generation embedded systems, the Internet of Things (IoT), and wearable/implantable electronics, with an emphasis on ultra-low power design, edge analytics, and reliable/secure system design.

Vijay has co-authored over a hundred journal and conference papers (several of which have won best paper awards) and has presented numerous invited talks and tutorials on the above topics. Several of the technologies and systems developed in his lab have been widely used in academia and industry. He has chaired multiple premier ACM and IEEE conferences and has served on the organizing and technical program committees of many more. He has served as an Associate Editor of two leading research journals, the ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing Systems and the ACM Transactions on Sensor Networks. He also serves as the founding Director of the Professional MS program in the School of ECE at Purdue. Vijay received his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UCLA and his B. Tech. degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras, India.


VP Product Management, FogHorn Systems, Inc.

Ramya is a Vice President of Product Management, brings a rare combination of technical expertise in real time analytics, machine learning and AI, combined with valuable experience in Industrial IoT. She is a seasoned product leader who previously headed Cisco's Streaming Analytics platform for IoT. Ramya holds a PhD in Computer Science from Virginia Tech.


Arjmaud Samuel

Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure IoT, Microsoft

Arjmand Samuel is a principal program manager at the Microsoft Azure Internet of Things team where he leads security and Azure IoT Edge engineering project. Arjmand has a PhD in Information Security from Purdue University, USA and has published in a variety of publications on topics of security, privacy, location aware access control and innovative use of mobile and IoT technology.


Stan Schneider

CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Stan Schneider is CEO of Real-Time Innovations (RTI), the Industrial Internet of Things connectivity platform company. RTI is the largest embedded middleware vendor, with an extensive footprint in all areas of the Industrial Internet of Things, including Energy, Medical, Automotive, Transportation, Defense, and Industrial Control. Appinions recently named RTI the "most influential" company in the Industrial Internet of Things.

Stan serves on the Steering Committee of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC, www.iiconsortium.org). With over 250 companies, the goal of the IIC is to develop, test, and promote the architecture for the next industrial revolution. RTI co-chairs the IIC connectivity, data management, interoperability, and security teams. RTI also co-leads testbeds in smartgrid, healthcare, and edge computing.

Stan also serves on the advisory boards for Smart Industry and IoT Solutions World Congress. Embedded Computing Design Magazine presented Stan the Top Embedded Innovator Award for 2015.

Stan holds a BS and MS from the University of Michigan and a PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Stanford University.

Sven Schrecker

Vice President and Chief Architect, Cyber Security, LHP Engineering Solutions

In his role as the Vice President and Chief Architect of Cyber Security, Sven Schrecker leads the division to address Cyber Security within the greater transportation vertical. He consults with Automotive OEMs and Tier 1/2 Suppliers to ensure Cyber Security of the vehicles and parts. He represents these companies to their supply chain, both up and down the chain, to negotiate proper cyber security solutions, roadmap, and timelines. His current industry-wide goals are to address pre-OTA Update integrity issues, legacy vehicle cyber security retrofits, and to work with standards organizations to properly define the cyber security requirements with the automotive vertical.

Previous to joining LHP, Sven was the Chief Architect for IoT Security Solutions at Intel Corp. for nearly 15 years, where he worked on internal and external programs to further the security capabilities in hardware, software, and the difficult to define grey area in between. He was responsible for open, standards-based platforms to enable end-to-end IoT security strategy across both existing (brown field) and new (green field) technologies, to demonstrably increase security focused at Embedded and Industrial deployments across all IoT verticals.

Sven was the Principal Investigator of the US Dept. of Energy CEDS research program addressing Enhanced Security in Power System Edge, leading a group of partnering industrial companies to provide continuous and autonomous reduction of cyber-attack surface for energy delivery systems. Under this CEDS program, his innovative work is deployed in facilities across the country and is been showcased in a number of industrial-related events both domestically and internationally.

Sven is also the Founding Chair of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) Security Working Group (SWG). He attended the first meeting of the IIC in Washington DC in March 2014 and became the chair soon after. He is the primary author of the Industrial Internet Security Framework which is the seminal document that lays the foundation for security, and trustworthiness, in the Industrial Internet of Things, and is leading the team that is writing a technical paper on Automotive Trustworthiness. He Chairs the Automotive Security Task Group and co-chairs the Security Liaisons Task Group (along with the Industry 4.0 co-chair from Bosch) as well as the Security Editors Contributing Group.

Sven is the author of numerous security publications and has contributed to dozens of articles, blogs, podcasts, books and interviews. He is listed as an inventor on over four dozen security-related patents either pending or granted and was selected as at Top 50 Innovator of 2016 by Smart Industry magazine.

Jason Shepard

CTO, IoT and Edge Computing, Dell Technologies

Jason is the Dell Technologies IoT and Edge Computing CTO and leads a team responsible for technology strategy, business model innovation and strategic ecosystem development within the Dell Technologies Edge/IoT Solutions Division.

His proven track record as a thought leader in the IoT market is evidenced through his leadership building up the award-winning Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program and establishing the vendor-neutral, open source EdgeX Foundry project to facilitate greater interoperability at the IoT edge.

In addition to serving on the board of the Linux Foundation's Edge umbrella project Jason is active in the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) and other key industry efforts focused on IoT and edge computing. He was recognized as one of the Top 100 Industrial IoT influencers of 2018.

Jason has spent his career at both Dell and tech startups in roles spanning CTO, engineering and marketing. He holds 14 granted and 13 pending US patents.

Hiroshi Yamamoto

Digitization Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Corporate Digital Innovation Technology Center, Toshiba Corporation

Hiroshi Yamamoto joined Toshiba in July 2018 as Corporate Digitization Chief Technology Officer. He is responsible for spurring execution of the company's digital transformation strategy and expansion of digital technologies. He joined Toshiba from IBM, where he served as a Global Electronics Industry CTO since 2013. His career has been dedicated to software and system engineering, and he is a distinguished pioneer in advanced digital technologies and IoT, Big data processing, service-oriented architecture, and the promotion of the capabilities necessary to achieve Cyber Physical System (CPS).

DR. Xiao Yang

Director of Machine Learning, Object Computing, Inc. (OCI)

As a member of OCI's machine learning team, Dr. Xiao Yang, Ph.D. contributes creativity, passion, and a proven track record disrupting the status quo with insights that unlock entirely new business opportunities. With more than twenty years of deep industry experience, Xiao most recently served as a senior analytics leader for a Fortune 500 agricultural biotechnology company, where he led the team that invented the world's first AI product recommender and management solution for the agriculture industry.

When he is not creating new insights that breathe life into businesses, Xiao enjoys fishing, where he finds total relaxation, plus uninterrupted time to ponder systemic solutions across multiple industries to expand the value chain. Xiao also spends his free time contributing to the analytics community by coaching and mentoring the next generation of top analytical leaders in St Louis and around the globe.


CEO of Taiwan Fog Computing Alliance and the Director of NCTU Edge/Fog Computing Research Service Center

John is currently the CEO of Taiwan Fog Computing Alliance and the Director of NCTU Edge/Fog Computing Research Service Center. In IIC, he is serving as the Co-Chair of the Fog Computing Task Group with Chuck Byers, and the Co-Chair of the China Regional Team with Yuming Ge and Yaling Zhou. Dr. Zao is active in standard activities. He is the Founding Chair of IEEE Standard Working Group on Fog Computing and Networking Architecture Framework, and the founding Vice-Chair of IEEE Standard Committee on Edge/Fog/Cloud Communication with IoT and Big Data.

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