We are excited to share insights from our Xively IoT Advisory Board on their perspectives around the Internet of Things. Click here to read their guest blog posts to learn from their real-world experience and work in IoT.
The mission of the Xively IoT Advisory Board is to bring together strategic partners, customers, and IoT industry leaders to exchange ideas, advocate for the IoT industry, and help share future IoT solutions.
Michael K. Simon founded LogMeIn in 2003, served as the company’s Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2015, and has served as its Chairman of our board of directors since its inception.
Prior to founding LogMeIn, Mr. Simon served as Chairman of the board of directors of Red Dot, Ltd., a digital content provider, and Fathom Technology ApS, a software outsourcing company sold to EPAM Systems, Inc. in March 2004. In 1995, Mr. Simon founded Uproar Inc., a publicly-traded provider of online game shows and interactive games acquired by Vivendi Universal Games, Inc. in March 2001.
Mr. Simon holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame and an M.B.A. from Washington University St. Louis.
Sanjay Sarma is the Fred Fort Flowers (1941) and Daniel Fort Flowers (1941) Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. He is the first Director of Digital Learning at MIT. He co-founded the Auto-ID Center at MIT and developed many of the key technologies behind the EPC suite of RFID standards now used worldwide. He was also the the founder and CTO of OATSystems, which was acquired by Checkpoint Systems (NYSE: CKP) in 2008. He serves on the boards of GS1, EPCglobal and several startup companies including Senaya and ESSESS. Dr. Sarma received his Bachelors from the Indian Institute of Technology, his Masters from Carnegie Mellon University and his PhD from the University of California at Berkeley. Sarma also worked at Schlumberger Oilfield Services in Aberdeen, UK, and at the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratories in Berkeley, California. He has authored over 75 academic papers in computational geometry, sensing, RFID, automation and CAD, and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching and research including the MacVicar Fellowship, the Business Week eBiz Award and Informationweek’s Innovators and Influencers Award. He advises several national governments and global companies.
Triinu Magi is the co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Neura, a company leading the Internet of Things trend. As a business and technological leader with an extensive background in systems architecture, machine learning and management, Triinu serves as the technical visionary behind Neura’s IoT intelligence layer.
Before co-founding Neura, Magi worked at RSA , The Security Division of EMC. She holds a Master of Computer Science and Security and a Master’s degree in Mathematics from Tallin University in Estonia.
Ken Owens is Chief Technology Officer, Cloud Infrastructure Services at Cisco Systems. Ken is responsible for creating and communicating technical/scientific vision and strategy for Cloud Infrastructure Services (CIS) business. He brings a compelling view of technology trends in enterprise IT (e.g., infrastructure, computing, SaaS, virtualization, and cloud) and evangelizes the technology roadmap for the business.
Before joining Cisco in 2014, Ken spent over 7 years at Savvis as the Chief Scientist, CTO, and VP Security and Virtualization Technologies. Prior assignments include 5 years as a network security architect at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc., and Edward Jones brokerage firms in St. Louis, Mo, and 10 years in the design and architecture of communications systems and components for Erlang Technologies, Tellabs, and Wiltel.
Ken holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Missouri University of Science and Technology.
Chris Selland is vice president of business development for HP Software, Big Data. In this role, he leads global strategic alliances for the HP Haven platform, including HP Vertica, HP IDOL and Big Data/Hadoop partnerships.
Selland has more than 20 years of experience in driving innovative go-to-market initiatives, and leading strategic alliance and corporate development initiatives for technology-enabled, high-growth businesses.
Previously Selland was vice president of marketing for HP Vertica, where he led the launches of key initiatives such as the HP Haven platform, the HP Big Data Conference, and the HP Vertica Customer Advisory Board. He also currently serves on the Big Data Advisory Board for the Mass Technology Leadership Council.
Prior to HP, Selland was Senior Vice President of Corporate Development for Hale Global, a technology holding company focused on acquiring and operating special situations. Earlier in his career, Selland was VP of Business Development at SoundBite Communications, VP of CRM and Internet Research at the Yankee Group, and founder of Reservoir Partners.
He received a bachelor’s degree in operations research and industrial engineering from Cornell University and a master’s of business administration in international business and economics from the New York University Stern School of Business.
Ken joined IDEXX Laboratories in 2014 as Vice President & CIO, having held CIO & leadership roles at New England Biolabs, and Novartis Vaccines & Diagnostics. As CIO at IDEXX, Ken is responsible for driving development and delivery of IDEXX’s industry leading systems and services in support of companion animal diagnostic care, livestock, dairy and water testing, and for enhancing the overall technology architecture that scales & propels the company’s ongoing global operations and growth strategy.
Andrew joined New England Biolabs in 2009, having previously worked at Amersham, GE and Promega, where he held a number of R&D, Marketing and senior management roles. As Executive Director of Marketing at NEB, Andrew is responsible for the development and implementation of NEB’s marketing strategies and tactics, across its entire product portfolio. Andrew also oversees the management of NEB’s global OEM/customized product business, as well as its US Field (Sales) organization. His role at NEB involves the direct management of the marketing and sales professionals covering the disciplines of market research, product management, channel management, US sales, digital marketing, and scientific and marketing communications. Bertera received a bachelor of science from King’s College in the United Kingdom.
Tim O’Keeffe, Chief Executive Officer, represents the third-generation of management for Symmons. In 2002, Tim began his career at Symmons in the technology department developing web and software programs for the company. After successfully implementing business software for Symmons, Tim moved to the Design Studio business, the company’s custom design service operation. During his management of the Design Studio business, Symmons created custom product for luxury hospitality properties across the country. Once the Design Studio program was operating successfully, Tim briefly managed the Marketing department before he was promoted to Executive Vice President.
In his role as EVP, Tim was responsible for the day to day activities of the sales, operations, engineering and marketing departments. In 2010, Tim was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Symmons Industries and leads the company in new business development, product innovation and strategic planning.
Tim holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bates College in Maine. He resides in Hingham, Massachusetts with this wife Sue and his two daughters.
Adithya Sastry is an Associate Vice-President within Cognizant’s Emerging Business Accelerator unit, and is General Manager for the Internet of Things business, responsible for IoT product, solutions and service development. In this role, Adithya leads a cross-functional team that helps enterprises transform their business through the new business and operations models made possible by smart, connected products and business processes. Previously, he was General Manager of Cognizant’s Cloud business unit.
Prior to Cognizant Technology Solutions, Adithya held business unit, product management and marketing leadership roles at NCR Corporation, GE Infrastructure and GE IT solutions.
Adithya obtained his B.S. degree in Computer Science from Franklin University, M.S. degree in Computer Science from Arkansas State University and an M.B.A. from Thunderbird School of Global Management.
Sid is a business leader with 15 years of successful track record leading large organizations through a digital first sensibility. Currently, at Under Armour his team is focused on driving channel innovation, both in retail and e-commerce. Previously at Razorfish, he led several engagements involving omni-channel strategy, new models of merchandising, commerce optimization, and store activation. Sid has led business transformation projects for clients such as Target, JC Penney, Samsung, HSN, Express, US Foods and AT&T.
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