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Ben Salama,
Global Connected Operations Lead


I lead our Connected Operations practice within Accenture Mobility, part of Accenture Digital. Our goal is to bring the value of the Industrial Internet - with associated productivity improvements and new service & revenue opportunities - to Accenture’s clients worldwide.Previously, I have led Accenture Digital’s Go-to-Market team for the UK & Ireland as well as leading the Mobility sales & consulting team for UKI with an objective to embed mobility into every aspect of our clients’ business as they transition to become ‘connected enterprises’. I have nearly 30 years’ experience as a business leader in the systems integration, software products, and high-tech and financial services industries.

Shawn Sanderson,
Vice-President, Internet of Things (IoT),


With more than 12 years of experience in the M2M, IoT and telecommunications sectors, Shawn has worked across the globe – from San Diego to Richmond, to Bangkok and, most recently, Singapore – for major companies including HP, Sierra Wireless and Siemens. Most recently, as Head of Operator Solution Sales at Jasper Wireless in Singapore, Shawn secured expansion for an IoT connected device platform across Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Having worked in many facets of IoT including manufacturing, design, solution architecture and multi communication protocols, Shawn has spent significant time with the Oil &Gas, Automotive, Transportation and Payment segments.

Mohamad Nasser,
Senior Director, M2M Platforms, Marketing and Strategy,



Mohamad (Mo) Nasser is the Sr. Director of M2M Product and Marketing for the M2M Emerging Solutions group at Sprint. His team is accountable for the overall M2M Strategy, Products Management, Partner Management, Product Commercialization, Platforms and Marketing. He has over 25 years of wireless telecommunications management experience in product management, business development, strategic alliances and strategy.

Prior to Joining Sprint, Mohamad served as the Sr. Director of Business Development and Strategic Partnerships at Virgin Mobile, he also headed the CDMA Product Management at Ericsson China.  Throughout his career Mohamad held various leadership positions at companies like Siemens, MCI, GTE and Qualcomm. Mohamad holds patents in EVDO technology. He and his family of 8 children reside in the greater Los Angeles area in Southern California

Bernd Heinrichs,
Managing Director IOT (EMEAR)



Bernd Heinrichs has 20 years of professional experience in the high tech communications market. He was actively involved in early research on and development of TCP/IP and ATM protocols when he was with Technical University of Aachen, Germany. After that he managed several engineering projects for Ericsson. It followed a move to Cisco in 1996, where he was running different Sales, Channel, Business Development and Marketing Operations. Since August 2013 he is Managing Director for Internet of Things Sales and R&D in EMEAR.

Cyril Deschanel,
Head of M2M Sales Northern Europe,


Cyril joined Vodafone in January 2011 as head of Machine to Machine (M2M) in Southern Europe and then in February 2014 transferred over to take on the role of head of Machine to Machine M2M in northern Europe. He has a wealth of experience across the M2M space in a number of international markets. Cyril is fully responsible for driving Vodafone’s M2M growth, business strategy, products and profit and loss in key countries such as Italy, The UK, The Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, the Middle East, Ireland, Belgium, France and the Nordics.

David Parker,
Global Vice President, SAP Internet of Things,



David is responsible for the solution packaging and pricing, definition and execution of the Internet of Things organization go-­to-­market strategy, sales support, education and enablement. David is a seasoned IT professional with over 30 years of cross industry vertical expertise, covering both business and technicalareas.

In early 2000, David joined Aleri as vice president of services to drive its Complex Event Processing (CEP) product into new markets in the UK, and subsequently moved to New York to establish a United States presence and create new growth opportunities. David was responsible for customer adoption and success, the internal IT infrastructure and management of pre-­sales and consulting services organizations. As part of the executive management team at Aleri, David helped lead the successful sale of Aleri to Sybase in February 2010


Alessandro Adriani,


Bridge Alliance
Mr. Alessandro Adriani was appointed CEO of Bridge Alliance in June2012. Prior to his current position, Mr. Adriani served a decade withVodafone in the UK and Italy. In his capacity as the Head ofInternational Services, Mr. Adriani was responsible for thedevelopment and launch of new products, services and propositions forhigh-value customers globally in the consumer and enterprise segments.Before joining Vodafone, Mr. Adriani held senior positions in ArthurD. Little, Bouygues Telecom and Telecom Italia Mobile. Mr. Adrianiholds an MSc and an MBA, both from the Henley Business School, ReadingUniversity (UK). He has a Bachelor's degree in Economics and Bankingat Siena University (Italy).
Selen Kocabas,
CEO - Corporate Business,
Selen Kocabas joined Turkcell in 2003 and is the Chief Corporate Business Officer.Prior to this appointment, she was the Chief Business Support Officer in chargeof human resources, corporate information systems, procurement and contractmanagement and administrative issues. Mrs. Kocabas started her professionalcareer as a Management Trainee at Koc Holding, and later worked as HumanResources Expert at Arcelik, then as a Human Resources Coordinator at Marshall,followed by Groupe Danone SA, where she worked as Human Resources Director.Selen Kocabas is a graduate of Economics from Istanbul University. She alsoobtained a Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from MarmaraUniversity.

Holger Knöpke,
Vice President Connected Home,


Deutsche Telekom
Holger Knöpke, born in 1966, has been in charge of Deutsche Telekom AG's QIVICON Smart Home platform business since the beginning of 2011. He previously worked for Deutsche Telekom in various management positions in Strategy, Products & Innovation, and Customer Marketing in Germany and the United States. Earlier stages in his career included consulting work in communications, computing and the media business with management consultants Booz Allen & Hamilton in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt and several positions in Product Management with Unilever in Hamburg.

Magnus Lundgren,
Head of Connected Vehicle Cloud


Magnus Lundgren is Head of Connected Vehicle Cloud for Ericsson. Based in Sweden, he is responsible for overseeing global Service Enablement sales towards industry and society focused clients. Prior to joining Ericsson in 2007, Lundgren served as Senior Business Development Director for Drutt, a Swedish pioneer in mobile storefronts. He also has several years of experience in the Telecom Business Support Systems space and software development for the automotive industry. Lundgren holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden.

Andrea Canessa,
Solutions Marketing Director,


Andrea Canessa currently focuses on Oracle Communications offerings for M2M/IoT. Over the last 8 years he contributed in multiple roles (Product Strategy, Product Management, and Solutions Marketing) to many of the Oracle solutions for Communications, led 3 Frameworx certifications, and contributed to many webinars, workshops, and articles.

Dominikus Hierl,
Chief Executive Officer


Telit Wireless

After serving for ten years as CMO of Telit – establishing a network of more than 30 local sales offices and 60 exclusive distributors, Mr. Hierl took the reins of the new Telit Automotive Solutions in March of 2014 – responsible for the successful integration of the ATOP division, purchased from NXP Semiconductors as well as expanding Telit’s reach into the Automotive OEM segment. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Hierl was the Vice President for Business Development at SIEMENS AG, Wireless Modules, responsible for the strategy and business development of the Wireless Modules division (one of four divisions of Siemens Mobile) and a member of the management board of the division. Prior to working with SIEMENS, Mr. Hierl worked in sales at Rohde & Schwarz. He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (emphasis on digital electronics) and Industrial Engineering from Fachhochschule München.


Daniel Collins,
CDO (Chief Data Officer),



Daniel Collins is Chief Data Officer at ThroughTek Co., Ltd. focusing on the data collection and analytics aspects of their M2M Kalay platform. Daniel obtained his D.Phil in Physics from the University of Oxford and after a period as a Neuroscience/Biophysics postdoc he joined the British Government in 2013 as its first Data Scientist. During his time in the Government Digital Service, Daniel was responsible for evangelising the use of open source tools for data analysis throughout the Civil Service. His work has included presenting to Government Ministers and helping establish a cross-government data standard which helps define aspects such as schema-design, security assurance and analytical best practices. Daniel has first-hand experience in big data processing, data mining and machine learning and is working on developing ThroughTek’s analytical framework which currently handles tens of millions of device connections per week.

Ludovic Le Moan,



Mr. Ludovic Le Moan co-founded SIGFOX and has been its Chief Executive Officer since December 2010. Mr. Le Moan served as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Technology Officer of Scoop.it Inc. Mr. Le Moan also served as Chief Executive Officer of Anyware Technologies SA. He started his career in scientific and business positions prior to taking over the management of COFRAMI Group (1500 people). He left the position to create Anyware Technologies. He founded GOOJET (now Scoop.it). He is also a Director of SIGFOX. Mr. Le Moan served as the Chairman of SIGFOX. Mr. Le Moan is a Engineer graduated from ENSIMAG (group Polytechnique Grenoble).

Angel David Garcia Barrio,



Angel David García Barrio joined Etisalat in 2014. Prior to this he was Head of Alliances at Telefónica Group, which he joined in 2001 as Head of M-Commerce at Telefónica Móviles. His department is in charge of defining the strategy and the partnerships in M2M in the whole world. Before, he worked as Business Development Manager at Ericsson Spain and Product Manager of new means of Payment in the Spanish Confederation of Saving Banks.

Rami Avidan,
Commercial Director M2M,



Rami Avidan, now head of Tele2 M2M Global Solutions, has a deep understanding of the Telco industry with a specific focus on the M2M/IoT industry where he has been involved for 15 years, primarily due to the fact that he started and ran The Wyless Group of companies for several years.He has various experiences and a deep knowledge of how to start and lead businesses and take them from A-Z. He has been been involved with 8 different businesses where he has led the “exit” of most of those, either through trade-sale, equity sell or IPO. He has been active as a board member and senior manager in both small as well as large operations and has acted in several international operations, mainly in the UK, Spain, Switzerland, Israel, Scandinavia and North America. He has a vast contact network across many nations and industries.

Antonio Abramo,
Managing Director of ETHLAB,


Antonio Abramo is Managing Director of ETHLAB, the research company of the Eurotech Group, where he is also Director of Research.In addition he holds the position of Associate Professor of Electronics at the University of Udine, Italy.His scientific specialisation is in the design of digital and neural circuits for DSP applications on reconfigurable platforms, on distributed computation in heterogeneous platforms, on systems and methodologies for Smart Devices and Cloud Computing integration.He is the author and co-author of over 70 scientific publications in International Journals and Conferences.He has worked in a number of high profile laboratories including the Intel Corporation, Stanford University and AT&T Bell Laboratories.

Michael Hummel,


Mike is a co-founder and CTO of ParStream. He previously co-founded Empulse, a portal solutions and software consulting company now specializing in Web 2.0 projects. Mike began his career in managing large-scale software integration projects serving logistics organizations at Accenture, Germany. He holds a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Hatfield, UK; a degree in Computer Integrated Manufacturing from Cranfield University, UK; and earned a diploma in Technical Computer Science in Esslingen, Germany.

Pirjo OJALA,
Head of M2M Business Line - Solutions Business Unit,


Pirjo OJALA joined Oberthur Technologies in 2012 as Head of Product Marketing of the Solutions Business Unit and is now in charge of the M2M Business Line in this Unit. The Solutions Business unit covers Oberthur Technologies’ solutions to mobile operators, banks, transport operators and retailers. Prior to joining Oberthur Technologies, Pirjo worked 5 years at Research In Motion as Senior Director. Her other experiences include roles as Head of Mobility Business at Equant, Director Business Development at Alcatel, and Marketing and Product management roles at BT and IBM. She speaks five languages and as education includes Master of Science degree and MBA from INSEAD.

Kristina Hagström
Managing Director
FältCom UK


Kristina has a solid Sales and Business Development background in the IT industry since 1988. She is currently employed as the Managing Director for FältCom UK; a Swedish Telecommunications company providing leading edge M2M solutions. FältCom is also one of TeliaSoneras certified 'gold' partners. Previously Kristina held the position as Sales Director for EDS Sweden, Sales and Marketing manager for IBM and Sun Microsystems in the US and the Nordics. She has a strong track record of managing global Business Development and Sales teams.

Hans Dahlberg,
Head of M2M,


Hans Dahlberg, Head of TeliaSonera Global M2M Services is responsible for the global M2M business area at TeliaSonera. Hans has over 25 years of experience in telecom, management and business development and has held a variety of senior management positions at TeliaSonera and Ericsson.

Matt Hatton,
Managing Director


Machina Research
Matt Hatton is a widely respected wireless industry expert with 15 years' experience in the mobile sector. He is currently a Director at Machina Research, a specialist research and consultancy firm focusing on the M2M, IoT and Big Data. Prior to establishing Machina Research, Matt worked at 3 UK, Yankee Group and Analysys Mason. Matt's current focus at Machina Research is squarely on the emerging opportunity for machine-to-machine communication. He is considered one of the foremost industry experts on M2M. As well as managing a growing team of analysts at Machina Research he spends his time helping mobile network operators, vendors, regulators and numerous other interested parties to understand the implications and opportunities presented by the growth of new connected devices. Matt is widely quoted in both trade publications and the wider national and international press. He also speaks frequently at conferences and acts as a judge for a number of prestigious awards. Matt holds an MSc in Telecommunications (Distinction) from University College London.

Robin Duke-Woolley,


ABI Research
Beecham Research is based in Cambridge UK, with offices in London and Boston MA, and specializes in the development of the rapidly-growing M2M/IOT market worldwide. Robin has over 35 years experience in the telecom/IT industry. Firstly in commercial roles covering Marketing Management, Sales Management and General Management in international technology vendor companies including General Electric Company, STC/Nortel and in start-ups. Secondly in market analysis/consulting roles, including as a Director of Research at Dataquest/Gartner and as an independent consultant. He has been researching the M2M/IOT market for over a decade, since 2001, and is an internationally recognized thought leader in this area. Clients include major market players from all parts of the M2M/IOT value chain.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.

Emmanuel Routier,
Vice-President M2M Center,


Emmanuel Routier started his carreer in 1991 at France Telecom on the deregulated market of voice & data private networks for French major accounts. Emmanuel then worked during 11 years in wholesale business, which took him to the US for France Telecom North America and to Europe for Mobistar. He also played an active role from 2004 to 2006 in the coordination of France Telecom Group wholesales business as Wholesale Coordination Committee Officer.. He joined Mobistar in 1999, where he managed Mobistar interconnection business, then extended his responsibilities to roaming, mobile & fix wholesales business and then to Machine to Machine activity. Emmanuel is, since beginning 2009, Director Machine to Machine & Intl M2M Center. He is responsible for Mobistar Machine to Machine Business Unit and for the M2M global offer for the Orange Group.

Joaquín García-Baquero,


Internet executive with over 13 years of experience, including general management of mid to large size organizations, corporate development, product development, business operations, and strategy. Currently CEO at Net4Things, the European leader Internet of Things company based in Madrid.Prior to Net4Things was Technology Services Corporate Managing Director at Seguriber, one of the top security companies in Spain. Initially, integrating an acquired location and fleet management company and then, working in the transformation of the monitoring business evolving from traditional alarm systems to smart security.Previously, founder of technology companies with strong expertise in Internet cloud services, mobility, location based services and M2M/IoT.Specialties: general management, corporate development, product development, business operations, strategy, product marketing.






M2M Companies 2015




Telit Wireless



Deutsche Telekom




Deutsche Telekom



Supporting Organization


Yankee Group

ABI Research


Machina Research

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