Jesper has delivered organizational footprint and technology strategies within Element design and Mould Manufacturing - establishing Engineering centers in LEGO manufacturing sites in Mexico and Denmark. Responsibilities include delivering innovation to support product development and leading engineering on manufacturing sites. During his work Jesper has profound focus on how IoT can support his visions and enable the future – a true IOT-technology evangelist. He has worked for LEGO in several roles. 1) Responsibility for R&D in Packaging and Processing (Decorations and Assembly) product line. 2) Responsibilities for product development execution for LEGO DUPLO , LEGO Games , LEGO Technic , LEGO Hero Factory - leading development teams through design, sourcing and marketing process from concept to finished product. 3) establishing logistics strategy, delivered turn around results in increasing differentiated services and reducing costs by e.g. outsourcing, consolidating sites and redefining logistic service offering.
Karthik Srivathsa is a vice president of healthcare engineering at Rauland-Borg Corporation, leading the development and validation of life safety grade nurse call system platforms at the edge, and enterprise applications for the acute care and long-term care markets.
He is the technical co-chair of the NEMA BSB-2 industry group and leading the modernization of the nurse call standard. Additionally, he is a STP member on the UL 2900-2-1 (healthcare cybersecurity) ANSI/UL 1069 (acute care nurse call) and ANSI/UL 2560 (assisted /independent living emergency call systems) standards committees. He has contributed to the AAMI/UL 2800-1 (medical device interoperability) standard and is a member of the NEMA AI council driving the design of smart buildings.
He holds a master’s in electrical engineering from LSU, master’s in engineering management and a master’s in business administration from the Kellogg School of management at Northwestern University.
He is passionate about using his experience in IoMT, cybersecurity, medical device interoperability and AI at the edge to prevent patient falls, prevent staff alert fatigue, enable telehealth and remote monitoring of elders, and shift the continuum of care closer to the home or at home.
Randy is the one of the architects of the OPC UA specification and the chair of the OPC UA Security Working Group. Randy has 30 years’ of experience working with various types of distributed systems used in industrial automation. Randy has been an active contributor to OPC specifications for the last 18 years and has developed numerous OPC based solutions for different industrial automation companies.
Huzefa Saifee – Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Digital Business - Huzefa Saifee is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Digital Business Services and also heads the IoT CoE at Happiest Minds. He has over 24 years of extensive technical and management experience. His expertise and interest lies in building niche global technology products across multiple areas like Multimedia and Communication technologies, Broadband modem, Set-top Box, Triple play Gateway, IoT, Complex Hardware and Portable components across multiple platforms, etc.
Partner, EY Global Advisory Cyber Architecture, Engineering & Emerging Technology Leader/ Piotr is the Global Architecture Engineering & Emerging Technologies Security Leader. As the Global AEET Leader, he is responsible for Security Architecture, as well as security offering and capabilities of Emerging Technologies such as: OT/IoT, AI, RPA, Blockchain, Cloud, SAP, MS. Globally recognized leader in Critical Infrastructure security and Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, Piotr is the co-founder of the Operational Technology (OT) and Internet of Things (IoT) Team at EY. Co-author of a book regarding Critical Infrastructure and numerous publications regarding ICS/SCADA security published (e.g. Harvard Business Review). He participates in the creation of international OT/IoT and cybersecurity standards, supports various governments in critical infrastructure protection and has contributed to current regulations, methods and standards. Speaker at numerous conferences related to CI regulations. University Lecturer on Protection of Industrial Control Systems. Acts as Independent CI Expert in various initiatives globally.
A prolific inventor and cyber security & digital identity executive with an “art of possible” mindset who led global teams to secure world class organizations including American Express, Visa, PayPal and is credited with 95+ patents issued and pending. Upendra is the Chief Security Officer of Snap Finance, a leading omnichannel digital first fintech and POS lender, where he leads cyber security while building new platforms to enable growth opportunities. This includes securing innovative multi-cloud platforms and products, Artificial Intelligence, client-facing technology, and customer and developer experiences. He is a regular speaker at esteemed conferences for Stanford University, Global Big Data Conference, NFC forums, European Identity Conference, KNOW Identity Conference, Global Retail Conference in Canada, IOT conference and others. Featured in Genius Journal, he helped pioneer blockchain in Amex and filed patents on blockchain and DLTs. He and his team worked on IOT security and payments and participated in several industry standard bodies like EMV,Global Platform, PCI-DSS, FIDO, etc. He is an advisory board director for select security startups and helps venture capitalists evaluate companies. He holds an MBA from Santa Clara University, California and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science from VNIT, Nagpur, India. He is credited with 95+ patents issued and pending and has received awards for innovation and leadership.
Since 2005 Sharon has worked globally with companies from a single location to Fortune 50 providing consulting and advisory services around their security and compliance initiatives. Sharon’s past work has spanned a broad security spectrum as a principal security consultant, auditor, and advisor. Sharon has taught Security+ certification courses and cybersecurity fundamentals and enjoys helping those new to the cybersecurity understand their career options. As a conference speaker and Webinar guest, Sharon often speaks on leadership, career, and diversity within the cybersecurity industry. Sharon received her BBA in Accounting from Eastern Michigan University and her Masters in Forensic Science, High Technology Crimes from The George Washington University. Sharon is currently a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and Certified CISO (CCISO). She has previously held the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA), Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA) certifications.
Anand Kumar V brings in more than 15 years of experience in the area of IT Security across multiple domains like Advanced Security monitoring services, IOT/OT security, Data Security, Cloud Security and Infrastructure Security. Prior to joining Happiest Minds, Anand has worked with HCL Technologies in different roles/initiatives for its Cyber Security Services, like Large security transformation, Security T&T head for UK, Security Solutions Head for EMEA, and more. At Happiest Minds, Anand, is working on building new services and business development of Cybersecurity practice. His recent work includes establishing SOC 2.0 services, Retail specific security services, building Security Automation and Collaborative threat Intelligence as service for seamless consumption by customers. Is currently focusing on developing cloud security framework and OT security and its integration with IT. Anand is an engineering graduate from BIT-Bangalore, India. Anand is very passionate about motorcycles; he loves travelling, cooking, painting and Netflixing when not working.
Mr. Rivera has led a successful global career in the automation industry working in six countries, most often in a regional or global role. Since March 2015 he has been the CEO of the Control System Integrators Association (CSIA). In this position he has worked to advance the system integration industry by expanding the adoption of the CSIA Best Practices and by helping members recognize emerging trends and pursue associated business development opportunities. The CSIA Best Practices help independent system integrators build better companies.
Mr. Rivera holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL and Lic (MS) and BS degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Costa Rica. He is fluent in Spanish, English, German, with a basic level of French.
Dr. Christoph Schmierer, Manager at BearingPoint Experienced industry management and technology consultant at BearingPoint with focus on Industry 4.0 / IoT strategies and their technological implementation at manufacturing companies. Christoph is experienced in developing cost optimization strategies for production as well as in developing digital services to generate new revenue streams for manufacturing companies (e.g. predictive maintenance and quality applications). Another focus is on digital product twins to improve service quality and accelerate innovation cycles through machine data from the usage phase of production machines. Technologically, he is experienced in the use of Edge, Cloud, - Artificial Intelligence technologies. Prior to BearingPoint, Christoph worked for an international IT system integrator and carried out projects for manufacturing companies in the IIoT area. Prior to that, Christoph leds R&D projects in the field of microsystems technology with the goal of enabling new IoT solutions
Spiros Liolis is a Chief Technologist with 20+ years of multi- discipline, multi-national experience in over 60 countries. His experience in Digital Strategy, GRC and Cybersecurity and Resiliency, has led to creating break though solutions, innovations, and early technology adoptions, for some of the largest clients in Financial, Telecommunications, Manufacturing, O&G, and comes with excellent knowledge of industry solutions emerging technologies and trends
He is an energetic speaker with excellent influential, and creative skills and competent with demonstrated ability to easily transcend cultural and organizational differences. He is a Member of Forbes Technology Council, as well as frequent events and podcast speaker.
He has a Master of Science in Engineering Management and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Wandrekar has more than 23 years of experience in IT, information security and pharma sector. Along with his Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy he has a doctorate in Chemistry. He also holds the CISA, CISSP, CISM, ITIL, BS7799 LA & Implementation certifications. He is also winner of Future CIO and NextCSO as well as ‘Infosec Maestros” awards. He has been a panelist at many conferences including the India Cyber Security Summit and India Tech Conclave. He has previously worked for Price Waterhouse and Tech Mahindra where he was involved in leading numerous auditing and consulting assignments.
Stephen Mellor is the Chief Technical Officer for the Industrial Internet Consortium, where he directs the standards requirements and technology & security priorities for the Industrial Internet. In that role, he coordinates the activities of the several engineering, architecture, security and testbed working groups and teams.
Rishi is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for PCTEL, responsible for the company’s engineering, product line management, manufacturing, and supply chain functions. Previously, he served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Connected Solutions business, which included PCTEL’s antenna products and related wireless product development capabilities. Previously, he led Connected Solutions sales, strategic development, and product management and the company’s patent licensing efforts. Prior to PCTEL, Rishi held several RF and software engineering roles, developing data collection and data analytics tools for the cellular industry at SAFCO Technologies and Agilent Technologies, which acquired SAFCO.
Kate has been in technology for over two decades with her primary focus being cyber security. She earned her Masters of Science in Information Security; from Nova Southeastern University, with a curriculum developed by the National Security Agency and the Department of Defense, dealing specifically with reducing vulnerabilities in the national information infrastructure, writing her thesis in securing the electrical grid for North America. The last five years, Kate has focused on the NextGen SOC, with the integration of events from IoT and IIoT. Additionally, Kate has her CISSP and has worked with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Committee CIPC for North American Electric Reliability Corporation NERC and has presented at the IEEE Smart Grid CyberSecurity Workshop and NERC Roundtables specifically about securing the supply chain (NERC CIP 13). She has also worked with other government agencies, written white papers, and helped architect solutions relevant to the Purdue Model.
Jack is Sr. Director of Product Marketing at Armis. He has an extensive background in enterprise security including endpoint security, network security, and IoT security. Prior to Armis, Jack held senior marketing positions at CloudPassage, ForeScout, McAfee, and Trend Micro. Jack has an MBA from Freeman School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Tulane University.
With a 20+ career in the OT cybersecurity space, Brad is a seasoned security executive and technology subject matter advisor. With deep experience as a global market-shaper in industrial cybersecurity services and solutions, he specializes in next-generation defensive network infrastructures used in mission-critical, dynamic, and technologically leading environments. Brad joined Accenture in December 2017, after spending time as an executive with a top-tier, adversarial cybersecurity services firm, leading their industrial consulting and advisory practice. Prior to late 2013, Brad spend 13+ years with Rockwell Automation, where he was responsible for global industrial security services, industrial security products and platforms, and global business risk management as Chief Security Advisor. Brad is uniquely skilled in embedded, (I)IoT and industrial disciplines, having diverse experience across verticals, businesses, technology and security. He has a track record of enabling business excellence by amplifying client strengths. His experience as a CTO, SVP, executive, researcher, engineer, penetration tester, and red team operator provide a unique perspective not often found in industry. Brad is an active CISSP and CISM; a US Marine Veteran; and a holder of ten (10) US patents in industrial cloud, security, and big data, with an addition six (7) patents pending.
Harshad in his role as the group CISO for Future group, works very closely with IT and Business teams ensuring Information Security being part of integral business processes. Prior to Future group he has worked with Capgemini, L&T Finance, NSE Tech, Wipro Technologies. He has more than 17 years of experience in IT & OT Security which include Application and Infra Security experience. He has worked in the various domain which includes Retail, BFSI, Manufacturing and Security Consulting. He has also implemented enterprise security solutions to detect Advance Threat, Assess OT environment for continuous Vulnerability Monitoring, Secure remote access, and Network segmentation, Data leak Prevention. He has hands-on experience in defining stratergy and operationalising and implementing security process and technologies, Good experience in OT security consulting and control implementation as well. He is persuing his PhD in cyber security and an active Rotarian. He has been conferred with many prestigious awards.
Shekeb has close to 15 years of experience in technology market research and is helping major ICT vendors in identifying future revenue streams. His in-depth research around emerging technologies such as artificial intelligence, software defined infrastructure, and its application areas within Smart Cities, Connected Healthcare, Smart Manufacturing, is helping many Technology Players to strategize for IoT monetization.
He has been working with MarketsandMarkets (MnM) since last 7 years and is responsible for creating revenue impact on the clients through use case prioritization, partner identification, customer behavior assessment, competitive benchmarking, Geo opportunity assessment, etc. Prior to MnM he has worked on the industry side with Hewlett-Packard where he was assisting the Marketing Head of Product with competitive intelligence.
He has done MBA in Marketing Management from Institute of Business Management, Kanpur and graduated with honors in B Tech, Computer Science from University Institute of Engineering & Technology, Kanpur.