Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inventor of the World's First Personal Computer, Cult Icon, Computer Geek,
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple's first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak's Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics, and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple Computer, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America's leading innovators.In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children's Discovery Museum of San Jose.Wozniak currently serves as Chief Scientist for Fusion-IO and is a published author with the release of his New York Times best selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon, in September 2006 by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List, ABC's Dancing with the Stars and The Big Bang Theory.
Ph.D., CEO & Co-Founder, ActiveAether
As Founder and CEO of AetherWorks since 2010, Rob has led the design, development, and commercialization of multiple software products, with a particular focus on fault-tolerant distributed systems. He holds several patents in the sector, and his present research activity spans fields from drones and augmented-reality through to fog computing and IoT. Through AetherWorks Rob serves as a member of the OpenFog Consortium and a Partner in Blue Bear Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund focused on bringing new technology into the global energy supply chain. In tandem with ventures in location-based advertising and online gaming software, Rob completed his post-graduate research at the University of St Andrews and was awarded his Ph.D. in 2010 for a thesis entitled "A Scalable Architecture for the Demand-driven Deployment of Location-neutral Software Services" - a body of work of particular relevance to fog computing. Rob received a B.Sc. Honours (First Class) in Computer Science from the University of St Andrews in 2005. He serves as a member of the board of trustees of the University of St Andrews American Foundation.
Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University
Dr. Mung Chiang is the John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering at Purdue University and a visiting professor at Princeton University. Formerly, he was the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering at Princeton University. His research on networking received the 2013 Alan T. Waterman Award, the highest honor to US young scientists and engineers. His textbook "Networks: Friends, Money and Bytes" and online course reached 250,000 students since 2012.Dr. Chiang founded the Princeton EDGE Lab in 2009, which bridges the theory-practice gap in edge networking research by spanning from proofs to prototypes. He co-founded a few startups in mobile, IoT and big data areas. Dr. Chiang was the Director of Keller Center for Innovations in Engineering Education at Princeton University and the inaugural Chairman of Princeton Entrepreneurship Council.
Sr. Director of Corporate Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco
Helder Antunes is Senior Director, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He is a results-driven technologist and Cisco veteran with more than 28 years of experience in leading product and solution development. In his current position, Mr. Antunes leads a team to identify major technology market disruptions and align them with Cisco's key market initiatives and business unit strategies. Previously, as managing director of Cisco's Internet of Things group, he focused on Smart Connected Vehicles, one of the fastest growing market opportunities for the IT sector.Mr. Antunes also works with the Portuguese government on innovation programs including the AICEP internship â€œINOV Contacto Programâ€ and is a guest lecturer at several Portuguese universities. He also serves as an adviser to the Regional Government of the Azores, Portugal. Mr. Antunes has received many awards for his work at Cisco and with the Portuguese government including the COTEC Portuguese Diaspora Entrepreneurial Innovation Award (multiple years).
Group Vice President, IDC
Ashish Nadkarni is a Program Vice President within IDCs worldwide infrastructure practice, managing research on Computing Platforms. Ashish takes a holistic view of compute in the datacenter, in the cloud and at the edge. His core research starts with a critical examination of evolving computing architectures and technologies, including disruptive trends such Heterogeneous, Accelerated, Edge and Quantum Computing. It is complemented by qualitative and quantitative research on current and next-gen workloads, server form factors and deployments, vertical and industry specific use cases, emerging computing architectures such as composable/disaggregated systems and rackscale design, cloud frameworks such as OpenStack, and datacenter initiatives like Open Compute. And finally, it is rounded off by touching upon on physical and virtual computing software, operating systems, cloud system software and software-defined compute.Previously, Ashish was a Practice Lead at GlassHouse Technologies, a vendor independent consulting firm where he focused on infrastructure-related strategy, design and implementation and managed services engagements. Ashish has also held infrastructure operations, engineering, and product management positions at firms like Bose, Computer Sciences Corporation, EMC and AutoVirt.
Founder and CEO, Nebbiolo Technologies, Inc.
Nebbiolo Technologies, Inc.
Flavio Bonomi is a co-founder and the CEO of Nebbiolo Technologies, a young Silicon Valley startup, focused on manifesting the potential of Fog Computing, with first application in the Industrial Automation vertical. Previously, Flavio was a Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California. He was co-leading the vision and technology direction for Cisco's Internet of Things initiative. Before joining Cisco in 1999, Flavio Bonomi was at AT&T Bell Labs from 1985 and 1995, with architecture and research responsibilities, mostly relating to the evolution of the ATM technology, and then was Principal Architect at two Silicon Valley startups, ZeitNet and Stratum One. He received an Electrical Engineering degree from Pavia University in Italy, and the Masters and PhD in Electrical Engineering degrees in 1981 and 1985, respectively, from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Chief Product Officer, VANTIQ
Blaine Mathieu is a multi-time CPO, CMO, and CEO, with 25+ years of experience in prominent private and public technology companies including Gartner, Adobe, Corel, GoodData, and now with real-time application platform company VANTIQ. He holds undergraduate Business and MBA degrees from the University of Alberta and Athabasca University in Canada.
Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development, Huawei Technologies (USA)
Huawei Technologies (USA)
Dr. Tao Zhang, an IEEE Fellow, has over 30 years of leadership experience in creating and commercializing new technologies in areas including connected vehicles, mobile networks, fog/edge computing, and IoT. He is Senior Director for Technology and Industry Development at Futurewei Technologies (Huawei R&D USA). He was the CTO / Chief Scientist for Smart Connected Vehicles business at Cisco Systems. Prior to Cisco, he was the Chief Scientist for vehicular networks and the Director of multiple research groups on mobile networks and applications at Telcordia Technologies (formerly Bell Communications Research). Tao cofounded and served as a founding Board Director for the OpenFog Consortium and the Connected Vehicle Trade Association (CVTA). He was the CIO and a Board Governor of the IEEE Communications Society. Tao holds over 50 US patents and has coauthored two books â€œVehicle Safety Communications: Protocols, Security, and Privacyâ€ (2012) and â€œIP-Based Next Generation Wireless Networksâ€ (2004).
Chief Research Scientist, Accenture Labs
Edy Liongosari is Accenture Labs' Chief Research Scientist and Managing Director. In this capacity, he is responsible for the agenda and outcomes of Accenture Labs' applied technology research across all seven Labs locations globally. The research defines the future for large enterprises, shapes the technology market and creates strong business results for our clients.
CEO & Co-Founder, WigWag
Ed Hemphill is the CEO and Co-Founder of WigWag, an Austin-based tech startup. WigWag delivers a powerful platform to make connected devices more manageable, secure and automatic. WigWags Device Cloud Services PaaS and the deviceOS gateway operating system together provide a powerful, open platform to rapidly control and monitor IoT devices and deploy IoT edge applications. Prior to co-founding WigWag, Ed was an early employee at LifeSize Communications, a video and audio telecommunications company. Ed led the sales engineering team through all major customer wins in the Americas, resulting in the $400 million acquisition by Logitech in 2009. Formerly a U.S. Army Signal Officer, Ed served with PSYOPS, managing TV and radio broadcast systems, as well as the 3rd Special Forces Group, including a tour in Afghanistan. Ed currently holds 2 patents: one for Provisioning of Electronic Devices (US 8,806,209 - published in 2014) and another for Distributing and Executing Software Code (US 8,954,956 - published in 2015). He holds a Bachelors in Computer Science from West Point and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.