MCIoTCoE Panel


The agenda of the panel is to talk about the new innovative IoT strategies of the CoE, its objectives, introduction to new pillars, and their respective leaders, working together towards fast emerging disciplines for transforming the industries. Each panelist will talk about their domain expertise, and share knowledge and experience of real-world IoT use-cases, along with introducing the pillar they are leading.


SASDr. Divya Gupta has over 10 years of experience in cloud computing, distributed systems, fault tolerance, big data analytics, technical consulting, and business collaborations. Divya is an IoT Solutions Advisor for the SAS IoT Global Division. Her current work involves the integration of SAS Event Streaming Processing in the cloud platforms using Kubernetes and Containers, providing architecture solutions to customers to solve their business problems using various technology solutions and bridging the IoT edge to the clouds. Before joining SAS, Divya worked in R&D and consulting in academia and various IT industries. She holds a Doctorate Degree in Computer Science, Cloud Computing from Université Grenoble Alpes, France.

Stephen Douglas works for Spirent’s strategy organization heading the 5G practice, helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market leading disruptive technologies. With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next generation technologies and has worked across the industry with service providers, start-ups and network equipment manufacturers, helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos that prevent innovation and business success.

Stas Wolk is the Chief Operating Officer at Link Labs. He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience in the wireless consumer electronics industry spanning telecommunications carriers, OEM handset and contract device manufacturers, enterprise software applications and service providers, and supply chain management providers.At Jabil Circuits, an electronics design, manufacturing and  product management services company, Stas led the company’s global mobility aftermarket services division with mobile phone repair, remanufacturing and refurbishment operations in 5 countries. He was VP of Global Strategic Alliances at Cellebrite, a technology company delivering solutions for mobile lifecycle management and forensics, heading its global partnership and M&A activities in the aftermarket services domain, and later SVP of Operations at XPO Logistics. Stas has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA in Finance and Marketing from San Francisco State University.

Jim Sabogal, is an experienced Executive with over 20 years in the Enterprise Software, Life Sciences, Healthcare, and Manufacturing industry. He is the Director, ACE Industry Solutions, Healthcare and Life Sciences at ServiceNow. Previously he lead the T-Systems North America Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical. He has been engaging with clients on DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION through numerous projects leveraging: Cloud, Big Data, and IoT. He has a background and experience in Clinical Development; Supply Chain Management; Manufacturing; CRM (Sales and Service); IoT; Big Data / Analytics; Cloud Computing; Blockchain, and Regulatory Standards. He is leading the effort for applying IoT for various businesses that use SAP, Oracle and Microsoft solutions.

Anja Obradovic, Product Manager, IoT, Infobip, Passionate business expert with an academic background in electrical engineering and 10 years of experience in mobile networks, cloud & communications at Infobip Limited. My first role within Infobip was to launch a start-up that has grown into a very successful project. I then transitioned pure technical knowledge towards building strong relationships with telecom verticals in North America and Latin America in 2013-2019. My experiences include developing entire business departments and strategies, achieving goals via objective-based planning, market expertise, data-driven decision making, implementation of business and people management in the above mentioned markets. Currently I am a product manager solving challenges in the IoT ecosystem and helping customers innovate in the field of transportation. My current role is to liaise with technical experts/ engineers and business to drive results and adoption of our products.

Wayne Irwin VP – Operations – Emerging Business at Ericsson, and is a customer centric and solution oriented Technology Executive with over 30 years of progressive global sales, operations and business management experience. He has a track record of successfully implementing organizational transformations and business growth to achieve measurable business outcomes. Through his leadership, his teams solve complex business issues with well architected solutions based on a combination of products, services, and software platforms. Throughout his career, Wayne has been involved in a number of disruptive technology markets and continues to be engaged technological impacts on how people and businesses live and operate. Prior to Ericsson, Wayne worked at Intel, where he lead a team that is focused on developing a robust ecosystem in the IoT to provide joint solutions, solving significant market problems that are scalable and sustainable. His team was instrumental in developing this ecosystem of Technology Partners in support of Intel’s key vertical business units and overall Intel business objectives. Prior to Intel, he served as Senior Vice President and GM of the Embedded and Connected Services division of Symphony Services (global technology development and services), President of the Americas division for Acision – (SMS (text messaging) platforms to telecommunications operators), President & COO of Aperian (data center management) and many different positions at GTE (now Verizon). Wayne holds an MBA – finance from Xavier University and a BSBA in Marketing from Central Michigan University.