Speaker Schedule

Bradford Hegrat

Principal Director, Industrial Security, Accenture


With a distinguished career of over two decades in the non-traditional cybersecurity space, Brad is a seasoned executive and leading technology professional with deep experience as a global market-shaper for cybersecurity services, industrial products, next-generation architectures, and solutions, used in mission-critical environments across today’s dynamic enterprises. Brad joined Accenture in December 2017, after spending a number of years with the world’s leading adversarial cybersecurity services firm, IOActive, where he led their industrial and advisory services consulting practice. Prior to late 2013, Brad spend almost 14 years with the a leading industrial control systems vendor (Rockwell Automation), where he was responsible for security services, security products and platforms as a Business Manager, and global business risk as Chief Security Advisor to the enterprise. With diverse experience across business, technology and cybersecurity, Brad is uniquely skilled in Embedded, (I)IoT and Industrial disciplines. With a career founded on enabling business excellence by amplifying company strengths, his experience as a CTO/SVP, executive, researcher, 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 nine patents in industrial cloud, security, and big data, with an addition six patents pending.


Kevin Taylor

Business Development Manager, Smart Cities, Axis Communications, Inc

Axis Communications, Inc

Kevin Taylor is the Business Development Manager for Smart Cities at Axis Communications, Inc. In this capacity, he is responsible for developing strategies and building channel relationships to expand Axis’ presence as a thought leader and facilitator in the rapidly emerging Smart Cities space in North America.Mr. Taylor has more than 17 years of experience building market share in the Low Voltage and Physical Security industry. His reputation as an educator and as a bridge builder, helping organizations understand technology, how to best apply it systematically to meet their goals, and fostering inter- and intra- departmental and organizational relationships, uniquely qualify him to understand the challenges and the shared benefits for metropolitan areas to develop their infrastructure, technologies and policies in the goal of becoming a Smart City.Prior to joining Axis in 2014, Mr. Taylor held multiple positions of increasing responsibility within the Security Strategic Business Unit of Honeywell International. Mr. Taylor previously served as the Associate Director for the state of GA low voltage association and is a member of the American Society for Industrial Security and ITS GA chapter.


Mike Walkley

Managing Director, Canaccord Genuity

Canaccord Genuity

Mike Walkley is a Managing Director and Senior Equity Analyst at Canaccord specializing in communications technology. Mike has over 18 years of experience as a research analyst, and previously worked at Piper Jaffray, where he was the senior wireless technologies analyst for the past 6 years. Mike has also worked in equity research at RBC Capital Markets and Raymond James Financial. Mike was ranked number 2 sell-side analyst in 2014 in part due to his recommendations of IoT public companies. He was also ranked No. 3 stock picker for communications equipment for 2004 by Starmine and No. 5 stock picker for telecommunications equipment for 2004 by the Wall Street Journal. He holds a bachelors degree in commerce from the University of Virginia and a masters degree in business administration with a concentration in finance and economics from the University of Chicago


Joseph Bradley

Global Vice President, Customer Experience, Incubation Services & Technology, Cisco


Joseph is Global Vice President, Customer Experience, Incubation Services and Technology. His team continuously works to identify new opportunities to help customers around the world adapt to a rapidly changing digital world. This includes the incubation and delivery of IoT and data services, emerging blockchain technologies, and smart city solutions. Joseph has deep knowledge of both start-up and enterprise businesses, and is a technology disruption thought leader for emerging technologies and business culture. Prior to joining Cisco, he was President at Uptake Technologies, CEO at C3 Communications, and Vice President/General Manager of AT&T’s Data Communications group. He holds an economics degree from the University of California at Berkeley.


Raimundo Rodulfo

Director, Information Technology, City of Coral Gables, FL

City of Coral Gables, FL

Raimundo Rodulfo is an IEEE Senior Member with twenty-five years of working experience delivering value, sustainability and innovation to customers and organizations. He is the Director of Information Technology of City of Coral Gables, Florida, responsible for strategic planning, management and continuous improvement of city-wide IT operations, infrastructure and smart city initiatives. Prior to joining the City in 2004, he worked for ten years in the private sector, including seven years in Bellsouth as a development engineer and three years engineering electronic equipment and systems for Siemens, NCR and other organizations. He also worked on joint projects in Illinois, California, Florida and LATAM with Motorola, Lucent, Agilent, Cisco and IBM.Mr. Rodulfo’s team at the City of Coral Gables IT Department works together with the city’s leadership and departments as a key strategic partner bringing value, efficiencies, innovation and process improvements across organization through technology solutions, smart city initiatives and projects.Mr. Rodulfo is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.), certified Project Management Professional (PMP), Certified Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB), and ITIL/PCI/HIPAA/Virtualization/SAP certified professional. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Management from Florida International University (FIU), a Graduate Certificate in Enterprise Systems from FIU, and a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from National Polytechnic University.


Greg Ramsey

Director of Public Works & Engineering, City of Peachtree Corners

City of Peachtree Corners


Austin Ashe

General Manager of Intelligent Cities, Current by GE

Current by GE

Austin Ashe is the General Manager of Intelligent Cities at Current by GE. In this role, he leads the team delivering the world’s most advanced IoT sensor platform for cities, CityIQ, which unlocks key insights and outcomes that make cities more livable and workable. Prior to being appointed General Manager, Austin led global product management and sales for the Intelligent Cities business. Austin has held multiple roles within the past 12 years at GE, including LED Driver Global Product Manager, Regional Sales Manager, Government Relations Operations Manager, Cross-GE Business sales leader, Area Sales Manager (GE Water), and Regional Environmental, Health, & Safety leader (GE Water). Before joining GE, Austin held manufacturing and engineering roles at The Boeing Company, Haliburton Energy Services, Hewlett-Packard (HP), Lynntech’s Fuel Cell division, and NASA. He is an Eagle Scout and enjoys playing ice hockey, skydiving, drumming, and is an amateur magician.


Sid Bose

Attorney, Ice Miller LLP

Ice Miller LLP

Siddharth “Sid” Bose is an attorney in Ice Millers Data Security and Privacy group. Sid counsels clients on various data security and privacy issues dealing with Internet of Things (IoT), vendor management, cybersecurity and regulatory compliance, and data breaches.Sid is a co-chair of the Indianapolis chapter of the International Association of Privacy Professionals, and is also a volunteer with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s (NTIA), working group on IoT Security, Upgradability and Patching. As part of the working group, Sid participates in discussions on the impact of IoT devices and the need for a secure lifecycle approach to IoT devices.


Wael Diab

Steering Committee, IIC



Steve Brumer

Partner, Industry Analyst

Michael Lenoce

Managing Director, MVP Capital

MVP Capital

Michael leads IoT sector investment banking coverage at MVP Capital, a middle market investment bank focused on the technology, media & telecommunications sectors. Michael has more than 20 years of Investment Banking experience and has been involved in a wide variety of financing and M&A transactions for software, telecom and new emerging technology companies. Michael has advised numerous companies throughout the IoT ecosystem. Most recent transactions include the sale of M2M Data to Caterpillar, Reltima and GPS North America to Telular, the sale of SkyBitz to Telular Corporation, the sale of Telular to Avista Capital and MiX Telematics on their initial public offering. Michael has a BA from the University of Western Ontario and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.


Yoni Kahana

VP, Customers, NanoLock Security

NanoLock Security

Yoni Kahana, VP Customers, NanoLock Security, brings more than 20 years of experience in managing, leading and developing large-scale projects in secure telecommunications and embedded systems, from idea-stage to completion in R&D, product and business environments. Yoni brings extensive cybersecurity experience, with specific expertise in securing embedded and connected devices in connected vehicles and IoT devices. Prior to NanoLock, Yoni was the Product Cybersecurity Group Manager for General Motors (GM), where he managed the Israeli Cybersecurity Group responsible for securing crucial elements in the car. He also was a Security System Team leader and Security System Product Engineer at Qualcomm and served as an officer in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in an elite unit where he led and developed cybersecurity solutions.


Don Malloy

Chairman, OATH


Donald Malloy is the Chairman of OATH, The Initiative for Open Authentication. OATH is an industry alliance that has changed the authentication market from proprietary systems to an open source standard based architecture promoting ubiquitous strong authentication used by most companies today for their Multi Factor solutions.Don has more than 25 years’ experience in the Security and Payment industry and is currently a security technology consultant working with companies and assisting with their security and authentication business. He is also the Founder of the Symposium on Securing the IoT which is a series of conferences focused on IoT Security. Don was responsible for developing the online authentication product line while at NagraID Security (Idemia) and prior to that he was Business Development and Marketing Manager for Secure Smart Card ICs for both Philips Semiconductors (NXP) and Infineon Technologies. Don originally comes from Boston where he was educated and has M.S. level degrees in Organic Chemistry and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He resides in southern California and in his spare time he enjoys hiking, kayaking and constantly learning what this beautiful world has to offer.


James Turino

Partner, Redwood Capital Group

Redwood Capital Group

James Turino is a co-founder and Partner of Redwood Capital and a Managing Partner of LD&A Redwood. Over more than 20 years, he has advised numerous companies in the technology and communications industries in mergers & acquisitions and corporate finance transactions. Prior to joining Redwood Capital, Mr. Turino served as Director of the Technology Investment Banking team in New York for SG Cowen, where he managed public and private equity offerings, principal investments, and mergers and acquisitions for emerging growth software companies. Mr. Turino was also Director of the Media and Telecommunications Group for Prudential Securities in New York. Previously, he held the position of Vice President, Corporate Finance for ING Barings, where he started the Telecommunications Group. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College.


Lonnie Miller

Principal Industry Consultant, SAS


Lonnie Miller is a Principal Industry Consultant at SAS. He focuses on opportunities and risks with emerging technology and competitive market dynamics while examining the role of analytics with customer experience, Industry 4.0, connected vehicle and mobility strategies. Lonnie brings critical thinking to business growth goals drawing from his interests in competitive market analyses, applied analytics, and building marketing plans.Lonnie holds a B.B.A. in Marketing from the University of Michigan-Flint and an M.A. in Advertising from Michigan State University.


Cyril Perducat

EVP of IoT and Digital Offers , Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric

Cyril is a native of France with a background in engineering and international project management. Cyril joined Schneider Electric in 1994. Since then, he has held a number of roles – both in France and in China – across a broad area of the business, including marketing, manufacturing, supply chain, business development and acquisitions and alliances. A widely respected business leader, Cyril is also the current president of ODVA Inc., the international organization that supports the development of open network technologies based on the Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™).


Les Goldman

Sr Product Manager, Syniverse


Les Goldman has held positions ranging from customer service, to product management, to marketing and sales. Over his 25-year-plus career, he has developed and marketed both tangible software products as well as intangible service and professional solutions. A free-thinking technology innovator, he enjoys turning problem-solving into targeted solutions to meet customer needs.As Senior Product Manager at Syniverse, Les is focused on driving innovation for customers around the world while helping to simplify business and technical complexities. Among his accomplishments, he has developed first-of-a-kind solutions for roaming, real-time intelligence, LTE and Wi-Fi. His current focus is Syniverse’s Secure Global Access, a worldwide private IP network permitting secure connectivity between IoT devices and enterprise cloud-based applications and services.Previously, Les served as a Global Product Manager with Verizon, where he leveraged his customer, market and MBA experience to successfully launch award-winning global communications solutions. His contribution was recognized when he received a patent for his work with integrated telephony services years before the advent of the term “unified communications.”Les also applies his skills outside of Syniverse. He was appointed by former Florida Governor Rick Scott to serve on the board of directors for the Able Trust organization, whose mission is to work with state agencies and private resources to help Floridians with disabilities secure meaningful employment. Les also founded the North Tampa Athletic Association Buddy Ball program, which enables children with disabilities to play baseball with their peers, and he also is a Buddy Ball coach.


Abhishek Joshi

Sr. Director, Visa Inc.

Visa Inc.

AJ is an analytics professional with over 14 years of experience in building and executing analytics strategy and programs across multiple industries. He has advised clients in the Telecom, Industrials, Financial Services and High Tech space with designing and building analytics programs supporting marketing, process improvement and business growth. AJ has worked at companies like LafargeHolcim, Accenture, Capital One where he used analytics to drive strategies from operations optimization to driving business transformation. Currently, Sr. Director at Visa in their Consulting & Analytics organization, AJ is helping drive results for Visas clients focusing on a data-driven approach.


Brigitte Daniel

Executive Vice President, Wilco


As an award winning ‘telecom visionary’ and vocal advocate for gender and cultural diversity in the tech industry, Brigitte Daniel is the Executive Vice President of Wilco Electronic Systems, her family’s private cable operation that has specialized in providing affordable technologies to underserved communities as well as provided platform integration solutions for intelligent security access technologies, for over 40 years. Over the last 10 years, Brigitte has created several substantial private/public partnerships providing innovative solutions to address digital disparities and lack of representation within technology sectors across the Nation, thus positioning Wilco, as a broadband and technology leader, and now an smart home and Internet Of Things (IOT) platform integrator, with a focus on underrepresented and urban communities.Driven by her mission to address digital disparities and tech diversity and inclusion inequities, Brigitte has emerged as a national thought leader. As a recent 2019 Mayoral appointed member of the SMARTCityPHL advisory committee, Brigitte will provide strategy and vision as the City of Philadelphia implements its roadmap to provide smart solutions that improve residents, businesses and visitors. She currently is also an appointed advisor to the FCC’s Federal Advisory Committee on Diversity and Digital Empowerment by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai in 2017, was awarded a 2011 Eisenhower Fellowship where she traveled to India and Sri Lanka examining emerging technologies beneficial to urban low income communities in the United States, and was recognized in 2016 as one of the “Top Women In Technology” according to the Philadelphia Business Journal. As a distinguished speaker and founder of Mogulette, an organization committed to diversifying and expanding the reach of opportunities within technology ecosystems, Brigitte has been featured at TEDX Philadelphia, Philadelphia Magazine’s Think Fest, The Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania, the 2018 and 2019 SXSW Conference, the Spelman College Innovation Summit, the National Urban League, and most recently was a key presenter at the unveiling of the City of Philadelphia’s submission of its’ Amazon HQ2 pitch.


Moderator List

Allen Proithis (Moderator)

CEO, Capstone Partners

Capstone Partners

Allen Proithis is the CEO of Capstone Partners, a strategic advisory firm for clients inthe mobile, IoT, software and technology industries. Capstone provides strategicadvisory, ecosystem development and market insights to help clients accelerate time tomarket and revenue growth. Prior to Capstone, Allen was the President of Sigfox, NorthAmerica, where he created a high-performance team of 100 people that built an Internetof Things business with top enterprise companies and verticals while providing wirelesscoverage for over 70M people in the US. As part of these activities, Allen representedSigfox with media outlets (CNBC, Fortune, Forbes, WSJ) and industry analysts(Machina Research, LHS, Gartner, Ovum, ABI Research) on IoT topics.Prior to Sigfox, he created a $155M IoT joint venture (Convida Wireless) with Sony,InterDigital and Stephens Capital and served as Chairman. In 2014, Allen raised $15Mto launch an Internet of Things spinout focused on accelerating value produced by thedata generated by IoT. At InterDigital, Allen oversaw all market development activities,including the commercialization of IoT, Wi-Fi, shared spectrum and video contentmanagement solutions.Previously, Allen was the Head of Mobile Strategy & Business Development for HP’sglobal Smartphone & Tablet division. In this role, he drove all strategic initiatives fordevices, software and services, including the launch of HP’s first mobile app store.