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IoT Integrator Summit: IoT System Integrator Track Speaker AMA

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A talk by Vesh Bhatt, Michael FloodLin Nease, and Chris "CT" Thomas CISSP
Attila Security, Kajeet, HPE, Dell Technologies

 

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About Vesh:

Vesh Bhatt is Attila’s CTO and CoFounder. Before launching Attila with Gregg Smith, he founded Kesala, which was later acquired by Silent Circle. Prior to entering the private sector, Vesh served as a Systems Administrator, Infrastructure Architect and Engineer, Technical Leader, Developer, and Unix Analyst for the Information Assurance (IA) mission at the National Security Agency (NSA). There, he was recognized and sought after for his technical finesse in the areas of Cyber Security Orchestration, Linux, Networking, Infrastructure Engineering, and Virtualization. His accomplishments include earning his CompTia Security+ Certificate at the age of 18; spearheading the technical aspects of the most effective Security Orchestration, Automation, and Response (SOAR) R&D program in the Department of Defense, and being selected as a winner of NSA’s first internal innovation competition for his work on an early prototype of Attila’s GoSilent Cube. Vesh is committed to solving the biggest cybersecurity challenges facing enterprise and government agencies.

About Attila:

As IoT connectivity becomes central to business and industrial applications, managing data consumption and maintaining reliable wireless service will become even more critical to staying competitive. Kajeet’s network- and device-agnostic management platform offers enterprise customers the ability to easily monitor and manage data usage across millions of devices across the globe for improved efficiency.

About Michael:

As Vice President, Strategy at Kajeet I lead Kajeet's Education business including overall strategy, business development, channel strategy, product management and strategic sales. Externally, I serve as liaison to the Education community for media and public relations, association memberships (CoSN, ISTE, NMC/Horizon, CGCS, etc.) and events.

I have served on Advisory Boards for EdNET, WirelessEdTech and ISTE SIGML. I am a member of the Emerging Technologies Committee and advise the Leadership for Mobile Learning Initiative for the Consortium on School Networking (CoSN). In 2013 I was recognized as CoSN's Private Sector Champion of the year. I was co-chair for the CoSN Annual conference 2015-2017.

I have served as Chairman of the Board of Advisors for AIESEC at Georgia Tech, a non-profit and served on the corporate Board of Directors for Explora Phones, a start-up based in New York.

Additional professional background includes management, solutions engineering, government, utilities and international business.

Personal interests include emerging technologies, futurism, youth development, globalization, business strategy, negotiation and education transformation.

Specialties: Mobile Learning, Education Technology, Vertical Strategy, Business Case Design, Ecosystem Development, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Team Leadership, Sales Management, Public Sector and Education Industry Expertise, Program & Pricing Design, Customer Management, Public Relations and Media, Project Management, Deployment, Messaging Solutions, Emergency Communications, Consulting, Wireless, Business Process Automation, Mobile Application Design, GPS Tracking and Location Based Services

About Kajeet:

As IoT connectivity becomes central to business and industrial applications, managing data consumption and maintaining reliable wireless service will become even more critical to staying competitive. Kajeet’s network- and device-agnostic management platform offers enterprise customers the ability to easily monitor and manage data usage across millions of devices across the globe for improved efficiency.


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About Lin:

Lin Nease is an HPE Fellow and Chief Technologist for HPE Pointnext’s IoT activities. In this role, He is responsible for setting strategy, building a technology plan, and driving innovation with key enterprise customers/partners of HP. Additionally, he provides IoT consulting directly with HPE’s enterprise customers. Lin also helped establish HPE’s EdgeLine business, and HPE’s membership in organizations like the Industrial Internet Consortium.

In his 25+ years with HPE, he has been a Chief Technologist and Director of strategy for multiple business units, including HP’s Business Critical Servers and Networking businesses, has been a Chief Technologist and General Manager for multiple global accounts (GE, UPS), driven multiple M&A activities and cross-business initiatives, led
numerous successful commercial products, including the industry’s first blade solution and HP’s long-lived Superdome platform, and holds several patents in software-defined networking.

About HPE:

For more than 75 years, our success has exemplified through our employees’ drive to advance ideas that bring meaningful innovations to life for our customers and partners around the globe. We are guided by our mission to help customers use technology to turn ideas into value, and empower them to transform industries, markets and lives. We simplify Hybrid IT, power the Intelligent Edge and provide the expertise to make it all happen.

About Chris:

A results-driven Information & Communications technologist with extensive experience in the engineering, design, research & development, administration, strategy, and support of creating information & communication systems. In-depth expertise in the implementation, analysis, optimization, troubleshooting, and documentation of LAN/WLAN/WAN network communication systems.

Strong "hands-on" and applied architectural technical knowledge with Service-Oriented Architecture, NFV, SDN, Private/Hybrid Cloud, Ansible, StackStorm, DevOps, DevSecOps, Python, Yaml, API, RESTCONF, YANG, Cloud Security, MP-EVPN, Tensorflow, as well as multiple DOD C5I systems. Extensive experience with system integration and “end to end” trouble-shooting.

Proven ability to lead and motivate project teams to ensure success. Track and record for diagnosing complex problems and consistently delivering effective and time sensitive solutions. Keen ability to navigate ambiguity and large enterprise organizations.

A thought leader with respect to modern networking, future technologies, and contemporary security practices across enterprise, data center, and cloud environments with a high degree of learning agility. Experienced with laws, regulations, standards, and best practices to include: NIST, ISO, SOX, HIPAA, EU GDPR, PCI, CSA CCM, and FEDRAMP

Active IEEE member as well as a member of the IEEE Communications Society, Technology & Engineering Management Society, and Systems Council.

About Dell Technologies:

Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information.

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