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justin anderson

Director, Global Emerging
Technology, KPMG

Justin Anderson is a Director in KPMG's Internet of Things practice, with a focus on Smart Cities including infrastructure, utilities and transport and Smart Agriculture (Food & Fibre).


Justin has over 25 years experience leading teams working across the innovation life-cycle from R&D to customer advocacy. He is a recognized global leader in the Internet of Things with broad experience across multiple industries. He has led multiple IoT consortia projects using highly collaborative models leading to numerous innovation breakthroughs and new market opportunities. Justin founded Hypercat, with $35m funding from government and industry to drive secure and interoperable IoT. He chaired the IoT Council of the UK’s leading technology trade association techUK.


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Alain Louchez

Managing Director,

Alain Louchez is the Managing Director of the Centre for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT pronounced sedate), at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, United States.


CDAIT’s purpose is to expand and promote the Internet of Things (IoT)’s huge potential and transformational capabilities through research, education and industry outreach. The Centre is sponsored by global companies headquartered in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and has developed partnerships around the world with nonprofit institutions also interested in advancing the Internet of Things. Alain is a member of the Advisory Council of the Georgia Tech Centre for Business Education and Research (GT CIBER). Prior to joining Georgia Tech, Alain held various executive positions including member of the board of directors of leading companies in the high tech industry, in Europe and the United States.


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Robin Duke-Woolley

Founder and CEO,
Beecham Research Ltd

Robin has nearly 40 years experience in the telecom/IT industry. Firstly, in commercial roles including Marketing Management, Sales Management and General Management in international technology vendor companies. Secondly in market analysis and consulting roles, as a Director at several leading firms before founding Beecham Research.


He has been researching the M2M/IoT Connected Devices market since 2001 and is an internationally recognized thought leader in this area.

Robin is also a Director of Beecham Technology Partners, based in London UK, which provides strategy development, transaction planning and integration services for mergers and acquisitions in the M2M/IoT market.


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William Webb

Weightless SIG

William is CEO of the Weightless SIG, a body standardizing a new M2M technology and Head of Consulting at Webb Search. He was one of the founding directors of Neul, a company developing machine-to-machine technologies and networks, which was formed at the start of 2011 and subsequently sold to Huawei.


Prior to this William was a Director at Ofcom where he managed a team providing technical advice and performing research. He has worked for a range of communications consultancies and spent three years providing strategic management across Motorola’s entire communications portfolio, based in Chicago. He was IET President 2014-2015.

William has published 14 books, 100 papers, and 18 patents. He is a Visiting Professor at Surrey, Southampton and Trinity College Dublin Universities, a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the IEEE and the IET. He has been awarded multiple honorary doctorates by the UK’s leading universities.


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Sanjay Khatri

Head of Platform Product
Marketing, Cisco Jasper

Sanjay Khatri is the head of Platform Product Marketing at Cisco Jasper, Cisco’s IoT Cloud business unit. He is responsible for ensuring Cisco Jasper’s service provider partners and their enterprise customers understand and take advantage of Cisco Jasper’s IoT Services Platform to build and grow a successful connected devices business.


Sanjay has spent over 15 years in the Information and Communications Technology industry working for Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley startups in various product management and marketing capacities.


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Chris Wasden

Exec Director, Sorenson
Centre for Discovery
and Innovation

Dr. Chris Wasden is the Executive Director of the Sorenson Centre for Discovery & Innovation at the University of Utah, and author of the book "Tension - The Energy of Innovation", which outlines his approach to innovating technologies and business models.


His mission is to enable organizations, leaders, and audiences to regain their creative genius by creating and harnessing the powerful tensions necessary to power the innovation process.

He does this by engaging others to ride the innovation cycle along its entire lifecycle to discover, incubate, accelerate and scale their innovative ideas and business models. He provides keynotes and workshops for leaders across many industries to help them create more innovative cultures that gets innovation into the DNA of their organizations.

Previously he was a Managing Director at PwC and the Global Healthcare Innovation Leader. As a global PwC thought leader he focused on the role that Social, Mobile, Analytic and Cloud (SMAC) technologies are transforming healthcare. He has written and published over 60 articles and reports on the topic, and he speaks at dozens of events each year on how to improve your innovation capabilities and capacities.


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Ansgar Schlautmann

Solon Management Consulting

Ansgar Schlautmann has over 20 years of consulting and project management experience in the fields of telecommunications, information technology, media and entertainment as well as the high-tech and automotive industries.


He supports leading international telecommunications providers, media companies and industry players mainly with the focus on challenges that come with digital transformation and opportunities of profitably using innovative technologies and business models in the field of Smart Cities, Industrial Internet and digital ecosystems.


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Svetlana Grant

Project Director, Future
IoT Networks, Connected
Living Program, GSMA

Svetlana has over 15 years of experience in mobile industry. She has been a part of the GSMA’s Connected Living Program since 2009, working on the development of the Embedded Mobile Guidelines.


Thereafter she has managed the Smart Energy and Smart Cities market development projects. Since March 2014, Svetlana has been leading the Future IoT Networks project and the Mobile IoT Initiative, working with the industry to identify emerging IoT service requirements, with a focus on low power wide area technologies.


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Philip Vann

Global Managing Director,
Connected Devices,
Accenture Digital

Phil Vann is the Connected Devices / Embedded Software practice lead at Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital. He has 20+ years’ experience in the mobile telecommunications and embedded software industry within multiple sectors based in London, United Kingdom.


Phil has over 5 years at Accenture providing mobility and embedded software services across a wide range of industries and platforms and engagements including:

Nokia - Director Licensee Product Development. Following the acquisition of Symbian by Nokia, directed the software consultancy group and led the divestment of the Symbian/S60 team to Accenture.

Symbian - VP Licensee Product Development. Responsible within Symbian for providing technical consultancy & software engineering solutions, and responsible for a high performing team of 100 distributed across 5 sites.

Sony - Chief Engineer, responsible for MMI software planning, specification, design, development and overall UI technical responsibility for the GSM/Dual-band mobile handsets.

Software Engineer in NEC Technologies (UK) Ltd, responsible for OO analysis, design & implementation of the MMI software for NEC’s GSM handsets, primarily the NEC G9.

Software Engineer in Nokia Telecommunications R&D UK, Design & development of software for Nokia’s early GSM network Infrastructure equipment.


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Jenalea Howell

Director, IoT Connectivity,
IHS Markit

Jenalea Howell is the Research Director of the IoT Connectivity team within IHS Markit Technology, as well a personal focus on Industrial IoT. She had more than 8 years of research and consulting experience covering industrial automation markets with a narrowing focus on Energy Efficiency, Industrial IoT and Smart Manufacturing before joining the IT & Networking team in early 2016.


In collaboration with colleagues across the Technology team and wider IHS Markit organisation, Jenalea is driving the strategy to inform relevant industries of digital trends and adoption across more than 12+ verticals.

This alignment of technology and verticals across IHS Markit lends to best practices for knowledge sharing of digital strategies to support the entire IoT ecosystem.

Jenalea provides frequent commentary on various digital technologies, automation equipment, and robotics and discusses strategic development of these technologies into verticals including Energy & Automotive with key OEMs. In addition, Jenalea acts as the Consulting Lead for Enterprise & IT, a practice that supports our clients with all aspects of their strategic planning, business development, market entry and customer relationships.

Jenalea holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Public Relations from the University of Texas at Austin.