Sateesh Addepalli is currently director of Advanced Architecture, Research and Innovation at Cisco. Addepalli is a world-class business and technology leader with over twenty years of experience. He has been leading and driving a wide range of research, innovation, and business initiatives in various areas including wireless and mobility, security, smart connected vehicles, smart connected health, intelligent transportation, sensor networks, managing big data and in-memory data management, edge and pervasive computing, M2M, internet of things, smart communities and cities, connected energy, planetary skin, human networks, human machine interface, and others. Prior to joining Cisco, Addepalli had developed a strong and unique background as a visionary, researcher, entrepreneur, engineer, seasoned executive, venture consultant, and international technology-business strategist. He also founded or was an early participant in multiple venture capital-backed high tech startups in the areas of optical, wireless, and mobile, semiconductor and SoCs, networking systems, software, multimedia, and advertising.
Addepalli has additionally collaborated on a wide range of topics with universities and research institutes across the world, including several projects/proposals that have been supported by NSF and the GENI project. Currently, he serves on the advisory boards of CATT at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University and Quality of Life Technology Laboratory at University of Texas, Dallas. He has 27 U.S. patents or patents pending, and 23 recent journal/conference publications.
Terrence Barr is a senior technologist for Mobile and Embedded technologies at Oracle. Barr has broad development and architectural experience on embedded systems and platforms including industrial control systems, multiprocessor architectures, implementation and optimization of virtual machines, byte code hardware acceleration, advanced client-side and mobile applications, scalable client-server architectures, and more.
Barr is currently driving key aspects of the embedded Java strategy and product roadmap with Java ME embedded. He regularly participates in industry organizations and standards bodies, has authored or co-authored a number of papers in the U.S. and Europe, and speaks frequently at events around the world.
Tim Biernat is an accomplished software engineer with considerable experience delivering solutions for the defense, telecomm, banking, retail, and industrial automation sectors. He has a BSEE from Marquette University and an MSEE from the University of Texas. Biernat has worked at General Dynamics, Motorola, IBM, and SoftwareMentor. His interests include Java, distributed computing, and real-time fault-tolerant systems.
Bryan Cheng is a sales and project manager for Globalscale Technologies Inc, an ODM company active in the open source and Java communities. With a background in hardware, software, and manufacturing, Cheng focuses on building and establishing relationships to bring cutting-edge ideas and solutions to market.
Steven Dean, director of Consumer & Industrial Strategic Marketing at Freescale, has over 25 years experience in the semiconductor and medical device fields. He currently leads Freescale’s consumer and industrial segment teams, and previously led Freescale’s global healthcare segment initiative.
Dean’s prior roles include medical marketing director at Texas Instruments and director of business development of Medtronic Corporation. His eight-year stint with Medtronic’s Microelectronics semiconductor division included experiences in operations, applications, marketing, and business development.
Dean obtained his MS in electrical engineering from Purdue University, and did postgraduate work in business. His leisure pursuits include spending time with Kathy, his wife of 27 years, his three children, sailing in the tropics, brewing beer, and wrenching on one of his seven automobiles.
As vice president of strategy and marketing for Cinterion Wireless Modules, Axel Hansmann brings more than 15 years of telecommunications and technology management experience to the management team. In this role, he’s responsible for developing strategies to drive business growth in new and existing markets, enhancing the customer experience worldwide, and building brand awareness as the market leader in M2M technology. Before joining Cinterion, Hansmann was with boardeleven Management Consultants, where he focused on evaluating market entry and strategic growth options in the M2M industry for a leading module manufacturer and mobile network operators. Prior to that, he worked for eight years at Telefónica O2, a leading telecommunications carrier in Europe, where he took on various responsibilities covering network technology, product management, and business strategy.
Bryan Kester is responsible for SeeControl strategy and operations. Prior to SeeControl, Kester held a number of sales, investing, and consulting roles at Atlantes M2M, Cardinal Health, Redleaf Ventures, USWeb, Organic, and PwC. He has over a decade of M2M experience across domains including telematics, biosensing, RFID, logistics, smartgrids, telehealth, and defense systems. Kester has a BA in economics from the University of California, Berkeley.
Ranbir Mazumdar is a principal sales consultant at Oracle, specializing in constrained and specific form factor use cases for Java technologies. He regularly works with top-tier customers and partners who have embedded and small footprint appliances, helping them architect their next-generation embedded devices, PLCs, shop floor nodes and shop floor sensors.
Mazumdar’s areas of expertise include edge-to-enterprise architectures in domains like embedded manufacturing, industrial automation including building automation, smart metering, real-time embedded systems, smart telematics, and embedded automobile platforms. He works with customers and partners to create Java-based solutions that work with industry standards like MTConnect, OPC-UA, SCADA, DeviceNet, Modbus, CIP, etc. Technologies regularly worked with include Oracle's Java SE Embedded and Java ME Embedded, Java FX , Berkeley DB, and various embedded technology enablers built around the Java ecosystem.
Yuji (Mike) Okamoto is head of the Oracle Java Engineering Services organization and oversees customer support projects worldwide to customize, optimize, support, and develop solutions for Java ME and Java SE embedded technology for embedded device platforms. Successful product deployments include the Amazon Kindle; Cisco VOIP phones; Blu-ray, MHP, OCAP, and Ginga-J media devices; multi-function printers; home gateway devices, and more. The Java Engineering Services organization is also the development center for the Oracle Java Embedded client and SPOT Sensor technologies. Okamoto holds a BS in computer science from the University of British Columbia.
Adam Odessky is a product manager at Orange Silicon Valley and the creator of Sense.ly. Prior to Orange Silicon Valley, he held a variety of product management and software development roles at Oracle and Tellme Networks, a voice services start-up acquired by Microsoft in 2007. Odessky earned his BS in computer science at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the University of San Francisco. Odessky also holds several provisional patents in the areas of healthcare, security, telecommunications, and augmented reality.
Paul J. Perrone is founder/CEO of Perrone Robotics. Paul architected the Java-based general-purpose robotics and automation software platform known as “MAX”. Paul has overseen the use of MAX to rapidly and economically field self-driving robotic cars, unmanned air vehicles, factory and road-side automation applications, and a wide range of advanced robots and automaton applications. He fielded a self-driving autonomous robotic dune buggy in the historic 2005 Grand Challenge race across the Mojave desert and a self-driving autonomous car in the 2007 Urban Challenge through a city landscape. His work has been featured in numerous televised and print media including the Discovery Channel, a theatrical documentary, scientific journals, trade magazines, and international press. Since 2008, Paul has also been working as the chief software engineer, CTO, and roboticist automating rock star Neil Young’s LincVolt, a 1959 Lincoln Continental retro-fitted as a fully autonomous extended range electric vehicle. Paul has been an engineer, author of books and articles on Java, frequent speaker on Java, and entrepreneur in the robotics and software space for over 20 years. He is a member of the Java Champions program, recipient of three Duke Awards including a Gold Duke and Lifetime Achievement Award, has showcased Java-based robots at five JavaOne keynotes, and is a frequent JavaOne speaker and show floor participant. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Rutgers University and an MS in electrical engineering from the University of Virginia.
Stephen Popovich, an innovator in the data communications field, has more than 30 years experience in executive management, enterprise sales, operations, and marketing. A serial entrepreneur, Popovich co-founded in 1997 and was CEO of Inside Out Networks, which became a pioneer and leader in mission-critical Universal Serial Bus (USB) technology and products used in medical, military, and other mission critical commercial applications. In 2000 in he successfully sold the company to Digi International, and is currently responsible for business development for healthcare and life science applications for Digi.
Alexis Roos is a master principal sales consultant in Oracle's channels and alliances group, where he is focusing on embedded software in the M2M market worldwide, and in particular in the healthcare industry. Roos has more than 17 years of experience in software sales and engineering. He has worked with hundreds of Fortune 500 and start-up firms worldwide, building new products—ranging from large scale transactional systems to Web 2.0 systems to embedded systems—across a spectrum of technologies including embedded (smart cards and mobile) and enterprise (application middleware, identity, databases, etc.).
Roos has been at Oracle (through Sun Microsystems, which was acquired by Oracle in 2010) for more than 12 years, and prior to that worked for two years at Bell Atlantic Network Services and three years in software consulting for Atos and Steria. Roos has an MS and post-graduate degree in computer sciences, with emphasis in cognitive sciences. He is a frequent speaker at industry events and is a member of Continua Health Alliance and an AI enthusiast.
Shastri manages product development, marketing, and professional services at SeeControl. Over the last 10 years he been involved in building and launching a variety of M2M (Machine to Machine) applications.
Henrik Stahl is a senior director of product management at Oracle, and oversees planning and strategy for the Java Platform. He is tasked with moving Java forward in a way that benefits the overall Java community as well as Oracle and its customers and partners.
Stahl joined Oracle as part of the BEA acquisition. At BEA he had responsibility for the JRockit family of products. Overall he has almost 10 years of working with JVM and Java strategy and development. Prior to BEA, Stahl was co-founder and CTO of Swedish consultancy Omegapoint AB, the lead developer of the Swedish BankID service for issuing digital IDs to Swedish citizens. His experience also includes IT security, system architecture and development, network engineering, and support.
Stahl holds an MS in engineering physics from the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden. He lives with his family in California and spends his spare time doing random sports, gardening, and playing flamenco guitar.
Robert Thompson is an industry expert in the consumer electronics market with over 20 years experience in diverse markets including Europe, Brazil, and the United States. His experience includes leading regional and worldwide sales and marketing organizations. In Thompson’s current role as director of Smart Devices Strategic Marketing at Freescale, he is responsible for planning the worldwide strategy for growth in the smart device and tablet market. Prior to his current position he led Dell's LCD and notebook groups, managing worldwide research, software investments, and mobility innovation.
Thompson holds a BS with honors and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.
Stefan Vaillant is head of the Machine-to-Machine Create program at Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN). Vaillant runs the Cumulocity vertical applications business, focusing on retail and telematics domain. Additionally, he creates the ecosystem around the Cumulocity platform. Prior to that he designed and promoted M2M solutions for various mobile operators worldwide.
Prior to Machine-to-Machine activities, Vaillant held various technical and management positions in sales, product management, professional services, and software development. His achievements include program manager of open source software (OSS) service delivery project for an international mobile operator; introducing Agile and CI development; head of architecture for NSN’s NetAct product suite and two middleware platforms; co-founder of the OSS/J suite of standards; Java Specification Request lead; and head of TETRA NMS development.
Vaillant has rich experience with managing international teams. He has been based in Germany, Finland, and the U.S. (Silicon Valley). He holds an MS in computer science from RWTH Aachen University. At home, Vaillant enjoys cooking and operating his ESXi and ZFS-based virtual datacenter.
Eric Vetillard is principal product manager on the Java product management team, focusing on Java Card and end-to-end security. Vetillard has been working on Java Card and security since 1997, holding several positions at Gemplus, Trusted Logic, and Trusted Labs. He has played an active role in the standardization of Java Card, including as technical chair of the Java Card Forum from 2006 to 2011. He has also been a consultant and evaluator on mobile and embedded security, in particular for the telecom and payment industries. Vetillard has also been active in research, with a focus on smart card attacks and countermeasures, and on static binary code analysis.
Vetillard holds an MS from Florida State University and a PhD from the University of Aix-Marseille. He has presented at numerous academic and industrial conferences about Java, smart cards, and security.
Dr. Athulan Vijayaraghavan is the co-founder and chief technology officer of System Insights, Inc. At System Insights he is leading the development of manufacturing big data analysis tools to manage and improve shop floor productivity. Vijayaraghavan obtained his PhD in mechanical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley; his doctoral research involved integrating product design with process design for high-precision manufacturing. While at Berkeley, he was an early developer of the MTConnect standard, and built and deployed the first suite of MTConnect-enabled applications in research and industrial environments. Vijayaraghavan is currently a member of the Technical Advisor Group of the MTConnect Institute, and is an active participant in the development of the standard. He blogs at www.manufacturingbigdata.com.
Paul R. Warndorf is vice president of manufacturing technology for AMT–The Association for Manufacturing Technology. He is responsible for activities related to research and development, standards, and review of machine tool industry technology needs. Warndorf serves on committees for the the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 79) and is past chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce Materials Processing Equipment Technical Advisory Committee (MPETAC). He is also the administrator of the MTConnect Institute and serves on the board of directors for the Institute.
Warndorf has diverse experience as technical director and manufacturing and engineering manager in corporate and government environments. His experience includes designing manufacturing systems, managing technical investigations, and creating development plans. His current work includes the management of the development of the MTConnect open standard for shop floor communication. Warndorf graduated from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio with a degree in electrical engineering, and received an MBA from Xavier University, also in Cincinnati.
Robin Duke-Woolley is founder and CEO of Beecham Research, which is based in Cambridge, United Kingdom and has offices in Boston, Massachusetts. Beecham Research specializes in the development of the rapidly growing M2M market worldwide. Duke-Woolley has more than 35 years experience in the telecom/IT industry. Firstly in commercial roles as a manager in IT systems analysis, then in marketing, sales, and general management in international technology vendor companies including General Electric, STC/Nortel, and various startups. Secondly in market analysis/consulting roles as a director of research at Dataquest/Gartner, a principal consultant at Schema, a principal of Harbor Research, and as an independent consultant. Duke-Woolley has been researching the M2M market since 2001, and is a frequent chairman and speaker at conferences, seminars, and workshops internationally. His dedicated M2M blog is at http://blog.m2mapps.com.
Duke-Woolley gained a BS honours degree in electronics, followed by an MS in Management and Business Studies at Warwick University in the UK. He also studied at INSEAD in Fontainebleu, France.