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Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and CEO of Broadsuite Media Group
Daniel Newman is passionate about helping organizations and individuals understand how to be successful in the age of rapid technological change. He is the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group.
Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world's largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. From Big Data to Cloud Computing, Daniel makes the connections between business, people and tech that are required for companies to benefit most from their technology projects, which leads to his ideas regularly being in hundreds of sites across the world.
Daniel focuses on topics such as digital transformation, innovation, entrepreneurship and the future of work as they relate to building successful organizations and even more successful people within those organizations. A five-time Best Selling Author, including his most recent "Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy," Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role in which technology will play in our future.
Enterprise Account Executive, Philips Lighting
Don Allen is an Enterprise Account Executive for Philips Lighting US, he specializes in specifying and designing Connective Lighting for the office, industry & healthcare segments. This encompasses energy efficient green lighting fixtures that can be controlled by standalone devices, line voltage hard wired systems, wireless systems and power over ethernet (PoE) systems. He has over 40 years of experience in the electrical business and is Lighting Certified (LC).
Senior Vice President of Industrial Analytics at Uptake
Israel Alguindigue is Senior Vice President of Industrial Analytics at Uptake. Israel started his career as an assistant professor of computer science and electrical engineering at the University of Tennessee. He later led research and product development at Emerson Electric.
In 2010, Israel joined GE Transportation's Optimization Solutions team as the director of asset optimization and was part of the Innovation Accelerator project that led to FastWorks, a framework for lean and accelerated innovation. In 2012, he was appointed chief marketing officer and software product management leader for the global services organization at GE Transportation.
Israel attended the University of Tennessee where he earned a doctoral degree in engineering sciences with a focus on monitoring and diagnostics (M&D) of complex systems. He has published 100+ articles on M&D, safety, IoT and automation.
Chief Economist of the Internet Association
Christopher Hooton, Ph.D., is the Chief Economist of the Internet Association (IA) where he leads the organization's economic analysis and research on the internet sector. Dr. Hooton also serves as a Senior Scholar (non-resident) at the George Washington University Institute of Public Policy.
Dr. Hooton publishes academic work across a variety of media examining internet issues including sector identification methodologies, the internet's economic contributions, and internet policy broadly. While at IA, Dr. Hooton received the 2017 Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Papers Award from the National Association for Business Economics for his work on internet-produced income.
Dr. Hooton is an authority on the internet sector and the internet economy, with his work recently featured in leading news publications such as The New York Times, the Financial Times, and TechCrunch. He is often invited to speak on economic issues surrounding the internet and economic development and policy.
Dr. Hooton's areas of research include economic development, spatial analysis and evaluation. Prior to joining IA, he served as a consultant to the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and other leading organizations. Dr. Hooton formerly served as a Lecturer on policy evaluation and evaluation research at the Social Science Research Methods Centre of the University of Cambridge.
Dr. Hooton earned his Ph.D. without revision from the University of Cambridge, his MSc with distinction from the London School of Economics and his B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Miami.
Senior Director, Manufacturing, Industrial Solutions Group, Cisco
Todd is Senior Director, Manufacturing, Industry Solutions Group. Todd has 20+ years of global experience delivering technology solutions to manufacturing, industrial and energy customers. Todd is an executive level expert in digital transformation, the internet of things (IoT) with significant industry background helping customers manage the evolution/convergence between IT and operational/automation technologies across industrial sectors.
Within Cisco he is leading a diverse team of industrial subject matter experts and directing the strategic industrial market opportunity development for Cisco's IoT products, services and solutions. Before joining Cisco, Todd was Vice President of Transmission and Distribution(T&D) at Siemens Energy. Earlier, he held roles of increasing responsibility at GE, including General Manager of global sales for GE Energy's T&D business and General Manager of GE Energy Services Canada. Prior to GE, Todd was Senior Project Manager with Schlumberger's Measurement Division that provided automated electric, water, and gas metering solutions.
As a frequent industry speaker, Todd is a global thought leader on digital manufacturing and on how the Internet of Things is evolving industrial technologies and business operations across many vertical industries. He was a founding member on the board of directors for the Technology Association of Georgia Smart Grid Society, and an active member of IEEE. Todd holds a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering Degree from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario and currently lives in the greater Atlanta area.
Vice President, Global Business Development - Rockwell Automation
Tom O'Reilly is vice president, Global Business Development. He leads the strategy development processes across the company, and leads the business partnering function for Rockwell Automation's Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, and the Encompass Partner Program.
Tom has over 30 years of service with Rockwell Automation including country leadership roles in Japan, Korea and China. He also spent four years in the Customer Support & Maintenance organization in Milwaukee, Wisconsin leading Plant Services and six years as a Regional Director in Greater China. Most recently, Tom was President, Asia Pacific, in the Global Sales and Marketing organization. He was responsible for the execution of the growth & performance strategy in the Asia Pacific region, including the growth of market share and leadership of business operations.
Tom holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
Vice President of Communications Sales, North America, General Cable
Rob is the Vice President of Communications Sales at General Cable. He manages our North American team and is responsible for driving the strategy on PanGen® solutions and low-voltage cabling. Rob draws on 30 years of experience in the datacom and electrical industries.
Rob joined General Cable in 2004 and has played an integral role in the formation of our Panduit and General Cable partnership. Prior to General Cable, he was the principal of IP Impact Partners Inc.; and Vice President of Tully Electric Ltd., and held specialized sales positions within the ITS industry in Los Angeles and Seattle. He holds a B.A. in Business Economics from Indiana University and lives in Indianapolis with his wife and two children.
Senior Manager of Business Development, Internet of Things
Christopher Collins is Senior Manager of Business Development, Internet of Things, for Panduit Corp, a global leader in network, electrical, industrial automation infrastructure solutions.
Christopher focuses on strategic business development initiatives for IT and OT technology and ecosystem partners. He is responsible for the leading aspects of Internet of Things and IT/OT business development, from growing partner channels, to advancing global go-to-market strategy.
Chris's experience comprises of a broad area in enterprise, telecommunications and industrial automation. He has held leadership positions in Sales, Partner Management, Business development and Engineering.
Channel Account Manager
Johnny Hampton joined Panduit in 2011 as an Strategic Account Manager. Currently, he is a Partner Sales Manager on our SI/VAR initiative and the sales lead for our Cisco relationship in the Americas.
His current role helps brings all partners together to help enterprise and global customers deploy Panduit solutions faster, on-time, and on budget. Under this unique focus, he has introduced several of our partners to our Cisco and SI/VAR colleagues for current and future business.
He is a current member and former chairperson of The Executive Council 70, An organization that raises $2-$3M per year for children's charities.
He is an alumni of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Director, Business Development, Data Center
Tom joined Panduit in 1998 where he began his career in research and development before moving to product design, engineering management, product line management, director of engineering and product management and director of business development in first the enterprise business. Currently, he is the director of data center business development focusing on providing and developing solutions to enable customers to scale and optimize their DC environments to achieve their business objectives.
He is currently responsible for data center strategy, execution and thought leadership. He has participated in, presented to and authored content for leading industry standards, trade publications and trade associations to establish and communicate market trends throughout the industry.
Tom holds a Bachelor's degree in Plastics Engineering from Ferris State University, MI and a Masters of Business from DePaul University, IL.
Vice President, Manufacturing & Industrial Network Infrastructure
Ryan Lepp is Vice President of the Manufacturing & Industrial Network Infrastructure business at Panduit Corp, a global leader in network and electrical infrastructure solutions based in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Ryan provides general P&L management across strategic marketing, business development, product management and operations planning across one of Panduit's highest growth businesses.
Ryan has over 22 years of automation and infrastructure experience in various industrial markets. His background includes technology development, systems engineering, business management, marketing, sales and manufacturing.
He is an alumni of The Ohio State University and Vanderbilt University for Engineering and Business degrees.
Senior Product Manager, EDI Engineering
Raul A. Pombo is a Panduit Senior Product Line Manager for Intelligent
Hardware Solutions with over 25 years of Telecommunications experience. He
holds an Electrical Engineering Degree as well as Professional Certifications
for Certified Data Center Design Professional (CDCDP) and Metro Ethernet Forum
Carrier Ethernet Certified Professional (MEF-CECP).
Prior to Panduit, Raul worked at Nokia Siemens Networks and Motorola where he was the Senior Director
for Latin America Engineering and Services. Raul also worked in Tellabs where he was Group Product Manager developing Data Center High-Speed Optical Switches and Routers.
Raul has also been awarded 10 U.S. Patents in Telecommunications Technologies & Algorithms
Sr. Business Development Manager, Industrial Network Infrastructure
Jill Shea is the Sr. Business Development Manager of the of the Manufacturing & Industrial Network Infrastructure business at Panduit Corp, a global leader in network and electrical infrastructure solutions based in Tinley Park, Illinois.
Jill works to create the business's strategic direction, in coordination with Product Management and Engineering, while defining the programs and sales enablement tools that are required for sales success. She is responsible for the Business Development teams budget, setting direction across strategic marketing, supporting local marketing events, business planning, and sales enablement and engagement.
Jill has over 25 years of automation and infrastructure experience in various industrial markets. Her background includes control network designs and plant rollouts, technology development, business management, marketing, sales and manufacturing.
She is an alumni of The Georgia Institute of Technology with an Electrical Engineering degree.
Product Line Manager, Copper & Fiber Cable
Frank joined Panduit as an engineer over 12 years ago. During that time, Frank worked on and developed many of the innovative products Panduit sells today. He holds 29 patents in copper connectivity and cable design. He has since held other management roles, and current is the product line manager for copper and fiber cabling. Frank is also active in the TIA TR42.7 standards group, which is developing new standards to support new applications like higher power PoE, 28AWG patch cords, and field terminable plugs. He is also a frequently speaks on new copper developmentsr at conferences; such as BICSI.
Frank holds an MBA from Northwestern University, a Master's degree from Syracuse University, and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame.
Senior Manager, Business Development, EDI Enterprise
Jamey Swigert is Senior Business Development Manager for Panduit Corp, with responsibility for strategy development, as well as go-to-market planning and execution, for the Enterprise business.
Prior to joining Panduit, Jamey was the Telecommunications Manager for Charleston County Government where he designed, bid and managed the installation of voice, data and wireless infrastructure for a data center, 911 center, detention center and numerous office buildings. Jamey also has experience working in product management and business development for a global fiber optic cable manufacturer.
Jamey holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the College of Charleston and a Master's in International Business from the University of South Carolina.
Senior Vice President, Americas Sales
Phil has been with Panduit for 23 years, joining in February of 1994 as an Account Manager. He has held the District Manager role for the St. Louis District, which was consistently one of the top performing districts in the US. In addition, Phil held the Regional Director role for the former Central Region, becoming VP, North America Sales in 2013. He has led Panduit sales teams through a number of initiatives and our transformation journey in focused businesses. In 2017, Phil became Senior Vice President, Americas Sales. Phil holds a variety of industry certifications related to focused businesses.
Phil continues to play a key leadership role in developing, educating and executing Panduit's sales strategy throughout North America.
Phil has an MBA from Webster University and a bachelor's degree from University of Missouri, both located in St. Louis, Missouri.
Vice President, Internet of Things Business
Steve Timian is Vice President of the Internet of Things Business for Panduit Corp., a global leader in network and electrical infrastructure solutions based in Tinley Park, Illinois.
With over 30 years of experience, Steve is a leader in implementing physical infrastructure and IoT solutions that simplify deployment and provide insights that help customers make higher value business decisions. He has led teams engaged with innovative product and solution development, lean manufacturing, and campaign marketing to targeted customer segments.
Steve earned his Bachelor's degree in General Engineering from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and an MBA from DePaul University.
Global Account Manager
Jen has been with Panduit for 6 years, joining in April of 2012 as an Account Manager. She has held the Strategic Account Manager role for the Integrated Data Center Team, consistently one of the top performing sales groups in the US. In addition, Jen became the Global Account Manager for select financial companies in 2015. Prior to joining Panduit, Jen was a top perfomring sales professional, earning awards year after year; such as, Sales Person of the Year, President's Club, Gold Club, and Top 10% of Sales. She holds a BSBA from Xavier University.
Sr. Product Line Manager, Manufacturing & Industrial Network Infrastructure
Michael Verbeek is the Sr. Product Line Manager of the Manufacturing & Industrial Network Infrastructure business at Panduit Corp, a global leader in network and electrical infrastructure solutions based in Tinley Park, Illinois.
In this position, Michael provides general product management, engineering, and operations planning across one of Panduit's highest growth businesses.
Michael has over 20 years of Panduit experience in manufacturing, Six Sigma, and product development and engineering leadership. His background includes factory automation design of systems and processes, product development for connectivity and infrastructure solutions, and management of diverse new product development engineering teams.
He is an alumni of Purdue University for Mechanical Engineering.
During the Summit you will have ample time to visit the Solutions Pavilion where you will have the opportunity to view various infrastructure solutions from Panduit as well as visit and network with our conference sponsors.
We know the importance of networking and have planned substantial time for you to meet technical and industry experts as well as fellow systems integrators, contractors and consultants. Best of all, these networking activities will take place at different venues, all with their own special flair.
On Monday afternoon, start networking and meeting other attendees even before the North American Partner Summit officially begins. A golf outing at the Miami Beach Golf Club is the perfect setting to tee off your experience at the Summit. This historic course originally opened as Bayshore Golf Course in 1923. In its long and distinguished history this course even once served as a training ground for U.S. Army soldiers during World War II. Now Miami Beach Golf Club is 128 acres of lush fairways and perfectly manicured greens elegantly framed by tropical Palms and Jamaican Dogwoods.
Transportation will depart from the Intercontinental Miami hotel at 11:45 a.m. for a Shotgun start event that will begin at 12:30 p.m.
Box lunches will be provided. Return transportation to the hotel will begin at 5:00 p.m.
Following the Grand Opening of the Solutions Pavilion, join us on the pool deck to relax and enjoy panoramic views of the Miami skyline during the Welcome Reception and Dinner.
You won't want to miss Tuesday night's Partner Awards. Celebrate your colleagues while enjoying a fabulous dinner and lively entertainment.
On Wednesday join us for our Cuban-themed Havana Nights event. Buses will depart from the hotel lobby and transport you to the beautiful grounds of the Surfcomber Hotel. At this outdoor event, guests will dine on the sandy beach area of the hotel while a live band plays festive Latin music. Cigar rollers and hat makers will be on-site along with a few other surprises. Tommy Bahama-style shirts and sundresses are appropriate for this event. It is recommended that flat shoes be worn, since a majority of the event will take place on the sandy beach area.