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John Healy

VP GM IoT Platform Management and Customer Engineering at Intel Corporation

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John Healy is a vice president in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) and general manager of Platform Management and Customer Engineering at Intel Corporation. He has overall responsibility for creating products and solutions that align with Intel’s data-centric strategy within the IOT domain.


Healy leads the organization responsible for product planning and product management, user and developer experience, and customer solution engineering capabilities for IOTG.

Healy has more than 30 years of leadership experience in the technology industry, spanning engineering, network deployment, transmission planning, product marketing, and business strategy. His prior roles at Intel include serving as the VP of the Software Defined Datacenter Solutions Group and leading the software-defined network business in the Network Platforms Group. Before joining Intel, Healy held various engineering management and business development roles at Telecom Eireann and Eircom Ltd. Healy earned a bachelor’s degree in electronic engineering and telecommunications from the University of Limerick in Ireland. He is a chartered engineer in Ireland and a chartered European engineer.


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Avneesh Prakash

Vice President Mobility and MOVE at Tata Communications

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Avneesh Prakash is Vice President of Mobility at Tata Communications. In this role, he is responsible to drive strategic innovation to further advance and develop the company’s global mobility platform – Tata Communications MOVE™.


With 27 years of rich global experience in technology and digital innovations, Avneesh has established and scaled global businesses in areas such as connectivity, digital identity & biometrics and financial inclusion, leading the development of digital SaaS platforms in the process. As a digital evangelist & enabler, Avneesh has helped enterprises and governments identify, connect and transact through digital identity, connectivity and payments interventions, including within India's Aadhaar programme - the world's largest biometric ID system.

Avneesh holds a Bachelor of Technology degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, India and a Master of Science degree from University of Regina, Canada.


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Usman Javaid

GM Professional Services Delivery at Amazon Web Services (AWS)

Dr. Usman Javaid is head of IoT and Emerging Technologies at Amazon Web Services (AWS). Helping the largest enterprises and their trusted IT providers realise big business outcomes using the AWS global cloud computing platform and emerging technologies IoT, Blockchain, AR/VR, conversational AI.


With a career in the mobile industry spanning across 16 years, Usman led R&D and strategy functions, global field operations and delivered world’s first 4G network in Europe for Vodafone. Previously, he served as Research Scientist with France Telecom leading R&D efforts in collaboration with industry partners in pioneering European and French research programs. Dr. Javaid is a named inventor on ten worldwide patents and authored over 25 international publications. Dr. Javaid holds a PhD and a Master’s degree in computer science from renowned universities in France.


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Josh Taubenheim

IoT Solution Developer and Analyst at MachNation

Josh conducts research and analysis on The Internet of Things industry trends and developments as well as working directly with IoT vendors to develop best-in-class middleware solutions for businesses.

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Jeremy Cowan

Editorial Director & Publisher, IoT Now & VanillaPlus

Jeremy Cowan is the Editorial Director & Publisher of IoT Now magazine and The IoT Global Network, and chair of The IoT Global Awards. The widely experienced journalist and editor has been covering voice and data communications, worldwide since 1994.


In 1998 he founded Prestige Media Ltd. (PML) publishers of the leading worldwide telecoms business portal . In 2010 he co-founded WeKnow Media Ltd, organisers of the IoT Global Awards. and


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Paul Wilson

Chief business officer, Connected Places Catapult

Paul is Chief Business Officer, Connected Places Catapult, the UK’s innovation accelerator for cities, transport, and places, and Chair of Smart Cities World’s Advisory Board. He’s also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Bristol’s Smart Internet Lab.


Paul has more than 25 years’ international leadership, sales and marketing experience in the B2B Technology Media Telecom sector, including being CMO of $3Bn SunGard Financial Systems and of the global digital transformation association TM Forum. Paul was a founder of the multi-award-winning Bristol Is Open smart city project in 2014 and co-created the widely endorsed City as a Platform Manifesto a couple of years later. He went on to advise the UK Government on the design of its £200m 5G Testbeds & Trials Programme, and on how the Programme should evolve.

Paul has lived in London, Hong Kong and Geneva, and worked extensively in America. These days he enjoys living with his family in rebel-city Bristol, England.


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Helena Lisachuk

IoT Global Lead, Management Consulting at Deloitte

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Helena Lisachuk is a Partner at Deloitte Consulting. She leads the IoT practice globally and is focused on value creation for her clients by leveraging digital technologies (IOT, AI, 5G, Edge, etc). She is a member of advisory boards for IOTSWC and Formula E.


She has 20 years of experience in strategy definition / roadmap development, due diligence, target operating model development, post-merger synergy realisation, customer journey mapping, organisation redesign, technology delivery, change management, and program / portfolio management.


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Barbara Pareglio

Executive director for Connectivity for Aviation and Drones at GSMA

Barbara has been leading the GSMA Drones Interest Group for the last four years, to investigate and help the mobile industry to create a trusted solution for commercial unmanned aircraft. Since 2014, she has been the technical lead for the GSMA Internet of Things, working on several aspects of IoT.


Barbara has over 20 years of experience in the mobile industry. Before joining the GSMA, Barbara worked in R&D in several areas of telecommunications, including Intelligent Networks, IMS, Service Enabling and M2M/IoT. She has also participated in and actively contributed to several standards.
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Matt Hatton

Founding Partner, Transforma Insights

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Matt is a well respected commentator and technology industry expert with over 20 years experience at the cutting edge of technology research and consulting. He is a thought-leader in Digital Transformation and the Internet of Things. He is widely quoted in trade publications and frequent speaker at conferences.


His podcast, The Wireless Noodle is a weekly guide to the impact of disruptive technologies on business. In 2020 Matt co-wrote a book 'The Internet of Things Myth'.

Matt was formerly a Founder and the CEO of Machina Research, the world's leading IoT and Big Data analyst firm, which was acquired by Gartner in 2016. Prior to founding Machina Research Matt was a technology industry analyst, working at firms including Analysys Mason and Yankee Group.
Matt holds an MSc in Telecoms from University College London.


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George Malim

Managing editor, IoT Now & VanillaPlus magazines

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George is a freelance technology journalist. He has covered the telecoms market since 1999 and contributes to Global Telecoms Business, The Mobile Network, VanillaPlus and Wireless magazines in addition to producing content on behalf of operators, vendors and creative agencies.