Jeff Kaplan is the Managing Director of THINKstrategies, www.thinkstrategies.com, the only strategic consulting firm focused entirely on the business implications of the transition of the technology industry from a product-centric to services-driven solution model, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Cloud Computing and Managed Services, and how organizations can leverage these trends to capitalize on Big Data and the Internet of Things (IoT). THINKstrategies helps IT/business decision-makers with their sourcing strategies; solution providers with their go-to-market strategies; and venture firms with their investment strategies. Kaplan is also the Founder of the Cloud Computing Showplace (www.cloudshowplace.com), the largest, vendor-independent, online directory and best practice resource center regarding SaaS, Platforms-as-a- Service (PaaS), and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), including Managed Services. Kaplan is also the host of the Cloud Innovators Summit executive forum series, www.cloudsummits.com, including the Connected Cloud Summit, Cloud Channel Summit and Cloud Analytics Summit. Kaplan has over 30 years of experience in the high tech market. He began his career as an industry analyst at IDC, Dataquest and META Group. He then held marketing positions at International Network Services (INS) and InterOPS Management Solutions. He can be reached at email@example.com or 781-431-2690.
Founder and CEO of en-Gauge. We produce M2M, Internet of Things, monitoring solutions for safety equipment that results in lower costs and increased life safety. Our solutions keep schools, government and private organizations compliant with codes and ready to respond to emergencies, all while optimizing management time and resources. en-Gauge insures inspections are always done and equipment is where you need it, when you need it. Whether your needs are fire, security or health care, en-Gauge can help. en-Gauge has deployed its patented monitoring system in airports, hospitals college campuses, businesses and government facilities throughout the globe.
Infobright is a provider of a purpose-built platform for storing and analyzing machine data. Under Don’s leadership, Infobright has grown significantly, with a strong presence in embedded solutions, focused in the networking and telecommunications industry. Don has more than 30 years of software industry experience, with demonstrated success building software companies with extensive sales, marketing, and international experience. Don joined Infobright after serving as CEO of Aleri, the complex event processing company, which was acquired by Sybase in February 2010. Prior to Aleri, Don served as President and CEO of YOUcentric, a CRM software company, where he led the growth of the company before being acquired by JD Edwards in 2001. Prior to YOUcentric, Don spent five years in senior roles at Sybase. He has also served as a Director at Broadbeam Corporation and Chairman of the Board at Apropos Inc. Don also serves on the Executive Board of the Illinois Technology Association, is co-chairman of the ITA Internet of Things Council, and is on the Board of the Juvenile Protective Association.
Jeremi Karnell has over 18 years of experience in CEO, president, and CMO roles in companies ranging from early-stage businesses to the Fortune 500, and has expertise in marketing, professional services, and digital product innovation and development. Karnell is a serial entrepreneur and has founded 4 companies, including one which he scaled to more than $100M in gross revenue and over 200 employees across the globe. He has significant business expertise in operating and scaling professional services firms and has helped run significant operations in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Singapore.