MACIEJ KRANZ is a business leader, frequent keynote speaker, and the author of the New York Times Best Seller, Building the Internet of Things. Kranz brings 30 years of computer networking experience to his current position as Vice President of the Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco Systems. He leads the team focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers, partners and startups through a global network of Cisco Innovation Centers. Prior to this role, he was general manager of Cisco’s Connected Industries Group, where he drove the Internet of Things (IoT) business for key industrial markets. In his book, Building the Internet of Things, Kranz cuts through the hype to provide the first practical guide for business decision-makers on how to start their IoT journey. The book provides all the ingredients for IoT transformation, including case studies, step-by-step plans, fast paths to payback, cultural changes, standards, security, and much more.
JAN RABEY holds the Donald O. Pederson Distinguished Professorship at the University of California at Berkeley. He is a founding director of the Berkeley Wireless Research Center (BWRC) and the Berkeley Ubiquitous SwarmLab, and is currently the Electrical Engineering Division Chair at Berkeley.
Prof. Rabaey has made high-impact contributions to a number of fields, including advanced wireless systems, low power integrated circuits, sensor networks, and ubiquitous computing. His current interests include the conception of the next-generation integrated wireless systems over a broad range of applications, as well as exploring the interaction between the cyber and the biological world.
He is the recipient of major awards, amongst which the IEEE Mac Van Valkenburg Award, the European Design Automation Association (EDAA) Lifetime Achievement award, and the Semiconductor Industry Association (SIA) University Researcher Award. He is an IEEE Fellow, a member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Sciences and Arts of Belgium, and has received honoray doctorates from Lund (Sweden), Antwerp (Belgium) and Tampere (Finland). He has been involved in a broad variety of start-up ventures.
BILL RUH is the CEO for GE Digital and Chief Digital Officer for GE. GE Digital provides premier digital software solutions and services through Predix, GE’s cloud-based platform for the Industrial Internet. GE Digital supports customers globally with a broad range of Industrial Internet applications, including asset performance management, operations optimization, brilliant manufacturing, platform-as-a-service, cloud and cybersecurity. Ruh’s focus is on building advanced software and analytics capabilities, and driving the global strategy, operations and portfolio of software services across all of GE’s businesses. He earned a bachelors and masters degree in Computer Science from California State University, Fullerton.
PROFESSOR LOW TECK SENG is the Chief Executive Officer of the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister’s Office, Singapore. He was previously the Managing Director of A*STAR (2010 – 2012). Professor Low was also the founding principal of Republic Polytechnic (2002 – 2008), as well as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering in the National University of Singapore (1998 – 2000). He was the founding Executive Director of A*STAR’s Data Storage Institute (1992 – 1998).
Professor Low was awarded the National Science and Technology Medal in 2004 – the highest honour bestowed on an individual who has played a strategic role in the development of Singapore through the promotion and management of R&D. He was also awarded the Public Administration Medal (Gold) in 2007 for his merit and service to Singapore. Professor Low is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE) and an International Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, UK.
PINDAR WONG is an internet pioneer, who co-founded the first licensed Internet Service Provider in Hong Kong in 1993 and leads the ‘Belt and Road Blockchain Consortium’. Pindar serves on the Hong Kong Government’s Committee on Innovation, Technology and Re-industrialisation , as a Director of the Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute (ASTRI) and also serves on the Hong Kong Trade Development Council ICT Services advisory committee, the School of Engineering Advisory Committee Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Technical Advisory Board of the Packet Clearing House and on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Internet Protocol Journal. Previously, he was the first Vice-Chairman of ICANN, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Internet Association, alternate Chairman of Asia Pacific Network Information Center, Chairman of APRICOT, Commissioner on the Global Commission on Internet Governance and elected Trustee of the Internet Society. From 2010-2015 he served on the Digital 21 Strategy Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong Government and the Task Force on Industry Facilitation. In 2015, he helped organise Asia’s first Blockchainworkshops.org, Phase 1, 2 and 3 of ScalingBitcoin.org and sponsored the Hong Kong Bitcoin Roundtable. Together with Dr. Shin’ichiro Matsuo, he is establishing the bsafe.network to promote applied academic research in blockchain technologies.