Keynote Speakers

Alicia Asin
Founder & CEO at Libelium

Alicia Asin 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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Tony Shakib
IoT/AI Business Acceleration Executive at Microsoft Azure IoT

Tony Shakib leads Microsoft’s IoT Business Acceleration (IBA) team inside Azure engineering organization and drives the Azure IoT Eco-system and strategic business engagements for top 100 IoT Enterprise Accounts, Partners, Developers and ISV/Startups. Tony is accountable for IoT customer value realization, business development, rapid solution deployment, joint customer GTM programs and accelerating time and process to large-scale commercial deployments. The IBA team focuses on top industries such as IIoT/Manufacturing, Mobility/Connected Vehicle, Smart Spaces/Utilities, Retail, Healthcare and Agriculture.

Microsoft IoT team develops unique IoT/AI/ML technologies and digital solutions for all industries. Microsoft is also the leader in the hybrid intelligent cloud and edge architectures and provides a comprehensive Platform-as-a-service and Software-as-a-service (IoT Central) capabilities for rapidly developing and deploying massively scalable IoT applications.

Tony has more than 27 years of business leadership and management experience in the communications space. As Vice President of IoT Vertical Business Solutions for Cisco, Tony led Cisco’s Internet of Things business development, Industrial solutions creation, Vertical thought leadership and customer relevancy across Process Manufacturing (Oil & Gas and Mining), Discrete manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities, Smart City, M2M, Retail and Defense verticals. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Engineering with honors in Math from McMaster and Brock Universities in Ontario, Canada.

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
Olivier Pauzet
VP IoT Solutions
Tom Luczak
Senior Director, System Architecture, IoT
Tom Mueller
VP of Product, Enterprise Business Solutions

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
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
Marc Leminh
Innovation Director at Kinéis