Keynote Speakers

Alicia Asín
Founder & CEO at Libelium

Alicia Asín co-founded Libelium in 2006 with David Gascón and has been its CEO since the beginning. She is focused on how IoT is becoming the next tech revolution, starting with Smart Cities. She is a frequent speaker at international conferences on issues related to Smart Cities, Wireless Sensor Networks and the IoT. She is a computer engineer by the University of Zaragoza and graduated by ESADE Business School.

Alicia is also the first woman to receive the National Young Entrepreneur at the 2014 meeting of the Spanish Confederation of Young Entrepreneurs (CEAJE).

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Christian Toe
Founder & CEO at Genuine Concepts

CEO of Genuine Concept, a startup working on connected solutions for Africa. Christian Cédric TOE is a Tech-Entrepreneur and TEDx speaker. He has a  in Industrial Systems Engineering; with 3 years experience in designing smart systems for the benefit of the health sector in Africa. He is the winner of the Innovation Award at the Rebranding Africa Forum

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Sylvain Ekel
Director IoT Technical Sales at Microsoft EMEA

Sylvain Ekel is an IoT Solution Architects Manager within the Partner Devices and Solutions organization at Microsoft Corp. His team is responsible for working with partners across EMEA to help them build IoT solutions using Microsoft’s Azure IoT cloud services and other products and technologies. Sylvain has more than 20 years of technical and business experience in the embedded and Internet of Things market. Prior to Microsoft, Sylvain was an embedded and electrical design engineer and for the last 15 years in Microsoft, he has held multiple technical sales leadership positions, managing teams and partners across industries and device categories. Amongst other, he held roles driving projects in commercial electronics and media devices, industrial and manufacturing systems, retail, healthcare, and mobility.

Partner Speakers

Andrew Hunter
Senior Director Marketing, IoT Compute and Connectivity BU at Cypress
Arnaud Le Rodallec
Co-founder & CEO at Zoov
Benjamin Cabé
Principal Program Manager at Microsoft Azure IoT
Carles Puente
Vice President Innovation at Fractus Antennas
Cedric Ravalec
Business Line Manager IoT at Smile
Dave Clement
Consulting Engineer at Renfell Engineering Pty Ltd
Eric Szymkowiak
CEO at Pilot Things
Jan ten Sythoff
Senior TEI Consultant at Forrester
Kim Pearson
CEO at New Boundary Technologies
Marc Leminh
Innovation Director at Kinéis
Steve Doyle
Lead Architect IoT Capabilities, Technology at GSMA
Viktor Krisztian Aczel
Director of Operations at Jabil Inc.

Sierra Wireless Speakers

Ashish Syal
Chief Engineer
Brian Makarowski
Senior Director, Market Development at Sierra Wireless
Bryan O'Flaherty Wills
Senior Director, Product Management, IoT Solutions Business Line
David Frey
Senior Staff Engineer, Firmware
Didier Lahay
Senior Director, Product Management at Sierra Wireless
François Couadau
Product Manager
Gus Vos
Chief Engineer, Technical Standards
Jen Chitty
Principal Engineer, Software
Larry Leblanc
Chief Engineer, Security
Nicolas Damour
Director, Technology Partnerships
Olivier Pauzet
VP IoT Solutions
Thibault Cantegrel
Director, Developer Program
Tom Luczak
Senior Director, System Architecture, IoT
Tom Mueller
VP of Product, Enterprise Business Solutions