Monetization of IoT and how IoT data and analytics play substantial roles in this emerging and disruptive space

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Session Abstract:

“Data has increasingly become an expanding asset of importance within enterprises. With the growing number of connected devices and sources of data in the Internet of Things, ways in which to manage, process and generate both internal and external value from this data exhaust remains a priority for enterprises. In some cases, the speed with which this data is analyzed is the critical, value-add component (for example, fraud analytics); in others, it is the added insight through advanced analytics which yields higher value (for example predictive maintenance); and in other cases, it is the volume and aggregation of data which provide the most meaningful insights (for example, single and unified views of real-time and historical data for customer 360 insights). The opportunities are significant, and yet one thing remains equally true; data management and processing in IoT requires change.”

Key themes to be discussed:

  • Edge vs core (cloud) storage, processing and management
  • Impact on real-time analytics and latency
  • Impact on communication networks and requirements
  • Security aspects of peer-to-peer communications
  • Potentials for attacks on data
  • Geo-distribution
  • Direct support for mobility
  • Bandwidth demands

Speaker Details:


Emil Berthelsen
Principal Analyst at Machina Research

Pat McGarry -VP Engineering at RYFT
Scott Amyx – CEO Amyx McKinsey
Wael Elrifai – Director for Enterprise Solutions, EMEA at Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
Jim Hunter – Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems
Muddu Sudhakar – VP & GM of Security & IOT at Splunk
Mark Thirman – Independent (Former VP M2M Americas at Vodafone)

Emil Berthelsen – Principal Analyst at Machina Research
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Emil Berthelsen is a Principal Analyst at Machina Research, leading the Enterprise IoT stream, and focuses on Big Data, data analytics, M2M and IoT Platforms and SLAs. Prior to joining Machina Research, Emil worked at Analysys Mason, KPMG Consulting, BT Consulting, and Alexander Proudfoot plc, building more than two decades of experience in management, strategic and research consulting. From a consulting background, Emil has concentrated on and delivered projects in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications (TMT) industry, and in the past six years, focused on emerging technology and business areas such as mobile enterprise applications, mobile payments, APIs, developer communities, and M2M and IoT. This has led to a significant number of research and consulting projects, advising global clients on new M2M and IoT product, service and market opportunities, identifying channels and strategic partnerships, and providing market sizing, competitor intelligence and insights around these emerging market and technology trends. Emil has chaired, presented and led panel discussions at M2M, IoT and Big Data conferences in Europe, Asia, Africa and the US, and contributes regularly to articles on these topics in industry journals, online news portals and blog services. More recently, Emil has started to research and speak on the changes from M2M to IoT, and the impact this has on data analytics, platforms and SLAs for enterprises. Emil holds an MPhil in International Relations from Cambridge University.

Pat McGarry – VP Engineering at RYFT
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - RYFT LogoPat McGarry is an edge computing pioneer and expert in heterogeneous computing technologies moving beyond von Neumann models. He leads the team that architected the world’s first small form-factor product to deliver ultra high performance and efficient IoT data search and analytics at the edge.  He brings extensive technology and leadership experience in hardware and software engineering to his role as Vice President of Engineering at Ryft. He joins Ryft from Ixia Communications, where he was responsible for the company’s Federal security systems engineering programs. During his tenure at Ixia and BreakingPoint Systems, Pat spent several years working in the cyber security industry within the DoD and the Intelligence communities conducting experimentation and analysis of cyber-related performance and security concerns on arbitrary network infrastructures. Prior to BreakingPoint, Pat held key roles in product and engineering management in the realm of embedded systems design, network systems analysis and design, and cyber security. 

Scott Amyx – CEO Amyx McKinsey
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was voted one of the Top 25 Global Speakers by Scott is a thought-leader, speaker, and author on wearables and the Internet of Things and the CEO of Amyx+McKinsey and Managing Partner of Venture1st. He has been nominated by the Republic of Korea to represent cutting-edge research and case studies on wearables and the Internet of Things at the ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest. He will debut the concept of “The Digital Currency of Happiness” at TechCrunch Beijing 2015. Intel & TBS’s America’s Greatest Makers look to Scott to recommend the most promising startups. As a thought leader in wearables & IoT, Scott explores the intersection of enterprise implications and consumer decisions of adopting wearables & IoT technologies. He writes for Wired, InformationWeek, IEEE, Wearable Technologies (WT), ReadWrite, TechBeacon, and other leading publications and speaks at global conferences. Scott is the co-author of The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems Handbook, an academic publication by John Wiley and Sons, scheduled for late 2015 and The Advances in Information Security, Privacy, & Ethics (AISPE) Book Series, an academic publication by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), scheduled for 2016. Scott has over 18 years of large-scale strategy and implementation experience, managing double digit million dollar projects across multiple verticals. In his last corporate position as VP of Product Management, Scott helped the company be acquired by a Fortune 500 publicly traded company. Scott has also started numerous startups and successfully sold a company. Scott has a master’s degree in applied microeconomics/ public policy from the University of Chicago. Scott was a national Sloan Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. LinkedIn Profile:

Muddu Sudhakar – VP & GM of Security & IOT at Splunk
IoT Slam 2016 Internet of Things Conference splunkMuddu Sudhakar is currently VP & GM Security & IOT, Splunk ( ). Before that Muddu was CEO of Caspida ( and Caspida is leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection. Muddu Sudhakar is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. Muddu was VP & GM at VMware ( and Pivotal ( ) from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics and Cloud Services. At VMware & Pivotal Muddu had responsibility for wide range of projects Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Mobile Security. Muddu was co-founder and CEO of Cetas ( which was acquired by VMware in 2012. At EMC ( Muddu was Chief Strategy Advisor, VP & GM for Cloud Information Services. Muddu work involved Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Information Services at EMC. Muddu was CEO & Founder of Kazeon from 2003 to 2010 ( which was acquired by EMC( ) and Kazeon was leader in Enterprise Information Management, Information Security, eDiscovery, and Enterprise Search markets. Before Kazeon in 2003, he was Co-founder & President of Sanera Systems, a next-generation SAN technology company. Sanera was started in 1999 and was acquired by McData (Brocade) in 2003. From 1996 to 2000, Sudhakar was lead architect and designer of CPU and server technology at Silicon Graphics, Inc. Sudhakar holds a PhD and MS in Computer Science from University of California, Los Angeles and a BS in Electronics & Communications Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras. He is widely published in industry journals and conference proceedings and has more than 25 patents in Cyber Security, Big data analytics, Machine learning, Analytics, Data science, Cloud Services, Enterprise Search, Information Management, Distributed systems, Storage/Server technologies, Virtualization, Information security, Networking technology and VLSI chip design.

Wael Elrifai Director for Enterprise Solutions, EMEA at Pentaho, a Hitachi Group Company
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is an avid technologist and management strategist, bridging the divide between IT and business as Pentaho’s EMEA Director of Enterprise Solutions. He’s been working in machine learning, artificial intelligence, & “Big Data” for the past decade. Wael has served clients across North America, EMEA, and APAC and has presented at conferences worldwide as well as having been referenced in the Financial Times and Forbes. With graduate degrees in both electrical engineering and economics Wael is a member of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Special Interest Group for Artificial Intelligence, the Royal Economic Society, and Chatham House. Wael also serves on the boards of two charitable organisations and enjoys tinkering with “bleeding edge” technology, private aviation, and adventure travel. Wael’s LinkedIn Profile:

Jim Hunter Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist, Greenwave Systems
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Jim Hunter is the Chief Scientist and Technology Evangelist of Greenwave Systems. He is responsible for oversight of technology, architecture and innovation of the Axon platform. As Technology Evangelist, Jim promotes the Greenwave platform and technology message through industry engagement. Prior to joining Greenwave Systems, Jim led Motorola Mobility’s (a division of Google) architecture and strategy for driving the future of the smart, simple connected home. During this time, Jim invented several key patents and served on several patent boards mentoring other inventors. In December 2010, Jim joined Motorola Mobility through the acquisition of 4Home, a company he founded and served as CTO and Chief Architect. Earlier in his career, Jim founded Premise Systems, the first IP-based connected home platform company, which was acquired by Motorola in 2003. Jim’s specialties include Software Architecture, User Interface Design and Development and Intellectual Property Development. Jim is a passionate inventor and futurist, inventing a number of patents across a broad spectrum including data algorithms, user interaction, contextual data and device management. Prior to the advent of the connected home, Jim served in the US Navy as a Nuclear Engineer and Nuclear Certified Instructor. Jim is a well-respected thought leader and speaker at industry events (CES, IoT Slam, IoT Expo, IoT World, IoT Privacy Summit, Collision/Enterprise X, Park’s Connections, Web Summit, etc.) and is a go-to source for popular industry news outlets.

Mark Thirman – Independent (Former VP M2M Americas at Vodafone)

Mark has over 25 years of experience in executive, business development, and sales roles gathered in a broad range of telephony, infrastructure, networking, and computer companies. Most recently at Vodafone, the world’s leading mobile operator, Mark worked on key partnerships with channels, operators, and emerging M2M solution providers. These partnerships focused on M2M and connecting things. At fleet/telematics platform provider Illume Software as VP BusDev, he evangelized mobile safety issues with telcos, software providers, government and trade groups, and corporations. Previously, Mark was the founder/CEO of AirPrint Networks, an early-stage secure connected printer/document management platform provider. Mark’s prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), VideoServer, VTEL, PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark is the board chairman (emeritus) for AccesSportAmerica, a national non-profit that adapts and teaches high-challenge sports to children and adults with disabilities ( Mark studied piano performance at Michigan State University and the Berklee College of Music. Mark is active with the MIT Enterprise Forum and is a frequent guest lecturer at MIT and Tufts University along with many conferences and events including IOT Slam, IoT Evolution, GoMobile, Body Computing (USC) and others. Mark has finished 12 slow Boston Marathons and is a married father of four kids. Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, AccesSportAmerica, MIT Enterprise Forum/Tech Entrepreneurship Group.

Twitter: @mthirman

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