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Alexander Bufalino

SVP International Sales &
Marketing EMEA & APAC,
KORE

Alexander Bufalino joined KORE in October 2016 and serves as SVP International Sales & Marketing. He previously served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Telit. Mr. Bufalino joined Telit in 2005 at the very beginning of the company's initial globalisation push with the task of reforming the brand from that of a European company, built solely for the European market, to that of a global leader in M2M/IoT carrying not only machine to machine communications (M2M), but also other cellular technology products.

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Mr. Bufalino joined as Marketing Director and in the 11-year tenure with Telit progressed with the titles of Vice President of Global Marketing, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing, Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Chief Marketing Officer. One of Alex's top contributions to bring and keep Telit in the brand awareness forefront in the industry was "telit2market" magazine. Every year starting in 2006 Mr. Bufalino produced and distributed telit2market worldwide. The magazine was dedicated to all players in the M2M and later IoT ecosystem. It ran for 10 years and by the time the printed version of the magazine was retired after its 10th edition, it had reached over one million readers in print and online views. Alex serves as the chairman of the International M2M IoT Council the largest and fastest-growing trade organisation in the IoT/M2M sector with over 18,000 OEMs, enterprise users and apps developers as members.

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Robin Duke-Woolley

Founder and CEO,
Beecham Research Ltd

Robin has nearly 40 years experience in the telecom/IT industry. Firstly for over 18 years in commercial roles – including IT Systems Analysis, Marketing Management, Sales Management then General Management in international technology vendor companies. Secondly for over 20 years in market analysis and consulting roles, including director of research at Dataquest/Gartner and a Principal at other leading firms before founding Beecham Research.

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He has been researching the M2M/IoT Connected Devices market since 2001 and is an internationally recognized thought leader in this area. Robin gained a BSc honours degree in Electronics, followed by an MSc in Management and Business Studies at Warwick University in the UK. He also studied at INSEAD in Fontainebleu, France.

Robin is also a Director of Beecham Technology Partners, based in London UK, which provides strategy development, transaction planning and integration services for mergers and acquisitions in the M2M/IoT market.

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Jim Morrish

Chair of Business Strategy
Task Group, IIC

Jim is a respected IoT industry expert, with over 20 years’ experience of strategy development and operations management.

He is Chairman of the Industrial Internet Consortium's Business Strategy Task Group and led the development of the IIC’s Business Strategy and Innovation Framework. He is also Co-Chair of the IIC’s Business Strategy and Solution Lifecycle Working Group, and is responsible for the addition of the term Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) networking to the lexicon of the IoT.

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Baard Eilertsen

Consultant to Business
Division Commerce &
Trading, Alpiq AG

For more than 25 years Baard Eilertsen has worked in key positions within the international business arena.

His main drive for the last 20 years has been to actively participate in the digital transformation of different verticals.

As the former CEO & President of Wireless Maingate AB he was a renowned driver for digitalizing the Utility sector and after the sales of Wireless Maingate Baard Eilertsen founded the company Truebase who advises Utilities on how digitalizing core business process can have a major impact on their future business.

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Gilli Coston

VP for Strategic
Development, KORE

A senior leader in the field of The Internet of Things, M2M and Telecoms, Gilli Coston’s pedigree and background spans 3 decades developing strategy, business and commercial partnerships in senior management and leadership roles. Gilli has spent many years building high performing groups and held key roles such as Chief Strategy Officer, Managing Director and now Vice President of Strategic Development in the dynamic field of IoT, technology and telecoms industry.

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Gilli served 20 years with Telefonica and O2UK in the field of fleet & asset management as well as SMART metering and security management creating strategic relationships, new innovations and significant business development in a General Manager capacity.

Gilli then joined CGI a leader in the Systems Integration space, Gilli developed strategy and solutions in The Internet of Things with companies.

Joining KORE (then Wyless) in 2013 as Chief Strategy officer and Managing Director of EMEA Gilli formed part of the senior management team who drove the growth and development of new business ahead of the acquisition of Wyless by KORE in April 2016.

Gilli currently holds the position as Vice President for Strategic Development and continues to promote high performance, sales, customer & market engagement as well as diversity and equality within KORE and within the Internet of Things industry. She is a key sponsor of many Women in Technology & Telecoms sectors and performs as a board member of The Internet of Things and M2M Council, established to promote strong working practices of Internet of Things and is a keen mentor for various Women in technology groups and individuals.

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Tom Rebbeck

Research Director,
Enterprise and IoT,
Analysys Mason

Tom Rebbeck leads Analysys Mason’s Enterprise and IoT research practice drawing on more than 16 years of experience in the telecoms sector. He is based in London, and works for clients worldwide. Tom is a specialist on the Internet of Things (IoT) and other enterprise services and has written widely on the role for operators as telecoms markets develop.

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As well as published research, he has worked on projects for a range of clients – including operators, regulators, industry bodies and vendors. Many of these projects have been supported by original research, such as expert interviews and customer surveys.

He rejoined Analysys Mason from Telefónica, where he was a Global Project Manager in the Mobile Data Group. In this role, Tom was involved in the launch of a number of services across Telefónica’s worldwide footprint, including Telefónica-branded apps, application stores and mobile advertising. Prior to this, he was a Principal Analyst for Analysys Mason, involved in numerous strategic projects for clients.

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Lawrence Latham

Managing Director,
everynet

Lawrence Latham is the Managing Director at everynet, a leading IoT connectivity company and the largest global supplier of low-power, wide-area (LPWA) wireless technology. everynet is first with a complete end-to-end offering and a fully integrated IoT application library, with deployed networks throughout five countries and in more than 35 major metropolitan areas.

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As a senior executive specializing in technology commercialization and business development, Lawrence is a recognized thought leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) space. Prior to joining everynet, he served as Senior Strategist M2M and IoT at James Brehm and Associates where he specialized in technology commercialization and business development.

As Chief Customer Officer for ILS Technology, he directed sales, marketing, and business development worldwide. He built ILS Technology’s secure remote collaboration platform-as-a-service offering (PaaS), secureWISE, into the de facto standard for the semiconductor manufacturing industry, and led the successful launch of the deviceWISE M2M Application Enablement Platform. He is a consummate entrepreneur, having founded several companies and served as CEO at Mall.com and Aera.

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Rich Scarfo

VP, Personal Connected
Health Alliance

As Vice President, Rich leads efforts around corporate membership, key initiatives, a global portfolio of events and PCHAlliance’s strategic activities to make health and wellness an effortless part of daily life. Rich joined HIMSS in 2012 to manage the acquisition of the mHealth Summit, an event he created in 2008, and the Continua Health Alliance resulting in the formation of PCHAlliance, which officially launched in 2014.

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To further develop the organisation’s impact and make a difference in the industry, Rich expanded the portfolio through the acquisition of the Wireless Life Sciences Alliance as well as the Partners Connected Health Symposium which, together with the mHealth Summit, have now evolved into the industry’s leading event focused on connected health from personal to provider - the Connected Health Conference. PCHAlliance is a HIMSS company.

Rich has a passion for innovation, tech-enabled approaches to improving health and supporting the betterment of underserved communities. He brings 30 years of experience from his previous roles at the Consumer Technology Association and the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health.

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Andrew Brown

Exec Director,
Enterprise & IoT Research,
Strategy Analytics

As Director for Enterprise Research at Strategy Analytics, Andrew Brown leads a team that advises on all aspects of the enterprise ecosystem; from enterprise software and cloud computing to mobilising line-of-business applications, enterprise and mobile broadband devices, mHealth, and embedded and M2M Communications.

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Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, he was an analyst and programme manager at IDC, where he was responsible for mobile computing research as well as the lead analyst on mobile computing, mobile devices, smartphone platform trends and developments, and other key issues in the mobile and wireless markets. With more than 16 years of experience, Andrew is considered a thought leader in the wireless, IoT, M2M and enterprise domains.

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James Monighan

CEO & Founder, Monighan
Associates

James is an acknowledged leader in digital innovation with significant experience across the UK, Europe and USA. He has over 20 years experience building "connected" products, platforms and services in both the consumer & business sectors for high change telecoms, technology and retail companies ranging from start-ups to blue chip organisations.

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He currently provides expert consultancy using his significant sector knowledge and network to help clients create and execute digital strategies and bring new propositions to market.

Previous leadership roles have included Managing Director for Samsung SmartThings (Europe), British Gas Connected Homes (Hive), Telefonica O2 and The Carphone Warehouse.

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