A session at IoT Slam® 2016 Second International Internet of Things Conference (Virtual Event)

Thursday 28th April, 2016

2:00pm to 2:40pm

Abstract to follow soon!

About the speakers

This person is speaking at this event.

General Manager, Internet of Things, IBM

Chris O’Connor is the General Manager, Internet of Things for IBM. Chris’s current responsibilities are focused on growth of this area for clients and IBM. Prior to this role, Chris was responsible for the product strategy and engineering of the IBM Tivoli Software Division in IBM and similarly for the Industry Solutions Software division around Smart Commerce and Smart Cities. His roles have involved successive responsibilities around arranging patterns of software for industry as well as IT data center value. Chris is an active member of the IBM Growth and Transformation Team and has served on the IBM Technology Team. This role reports directly to IBM’s CEO and senior leaders. He has been active in the IT Industry for the past 25 years both within IBM and at other industry software providers.

This person is speaking at this event.
David Bartlett

CTO at GE Current

David Bartlett is the Chief Technology Officer for GE Current. Dave provides strategic technology leadership and oversight for digital and analytics growth projects across all of Aviation, evaluating new technologies setting the technology vision and direction for the business. Prior to joining GE, Dave served as IBM’s Vice President of Smarter Physical Infrastructure and a key spokesperson for IBM’s “Smarter Planet.” Other roles have included IBM Vice President of Autonomic Computing and Director of IBM’s European Software Development. Dave earned his MBA at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. He attended the Graduate School for Computer Science at the University of Minnesota, the Undergraduate School for Life Sciences at the State University of New York, and completed the Masters program for Project Management at George Washington University.

This person is speaking at this event.
Sam George

Partner, Director - Azure IoT & Service Fabric, Microsoft

Sam George is the Director of Azure IoT, responsible for the Azure IoT Suite, Azure IoT Services and our IoT Device SDK. He has been at Microsoft since 1997 years and has spent time in all three engineering disciplines (development, test and program management). Sam spent most of his career as a dev manager, dev lead, or developer and in 2011 I switched to a program management leadership position.

Sam is responsible for Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Internet of Things (IoT) offerings. As a GPM he is responsible for Microsoft’s developed facing platform offerings, including features and API shape – as well as business and market strategy. His team works directly with customers and top tier partners to evolve the product.

This person is speaking at this event.
Steve Blackwell

Vice President of Engineering Emerson Network Power

Steven Blackwell is the Vice President of Engineering for the Data Center Solutions business of Emerson Network Power. He manages a technology and research team focused on data center infrastructure devices and management technologies. His particular areas of interest include device intelligence, system management and control, and remote presence technologies.

Steve brings over 30 years of engineering and management experience to the Emerson team, having held design and management positions with Motorola, Adtran, and Centillium prior to joining Avocent in 2003. His development experience includes hardware, firmware, software, and DSP design, and he holds 24 US patents in the fields of data communications and video processing. In previous roles, he participated in data communications standards development, serving in leadership positions in the ITU-T and in FSAN during the development of the foundational DSL standards.

Steve is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Alabama (BSEE, 1986), and he holds an MBA from Nova Southeastern University (1996).

This person is speaking at this event.
Sarah Cooper

COO M2Mi & Vice Chair of the Internet of Things Community

Dr. Sarah Cooper is M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy. She’s a 2015 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, a recognized Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert by Wireless World, one of Connected World’s Women of M2M, inventor, multidisciplinary entrepreneur, inventor of an IoT medical battery that runs on body temperature and a PhD in Physics from University of Sydney.

4 attendees

  • David Bartlett
  • Sam George
  • Sarah Cooper
  • Steve Blackwell

Sign in to add slides, notes or videos to this session

Sign in to track this session

Tell your friends!


Time 2:00pm2:40pm EST

Date Thu 28th April 2016

Short URL


View the schedule


See something wrong?

Report an issue with this session