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IoT—It's Much More than M2M

Watson IoT Platform

IoT has moved beyond machine-to-machine communication, data collection and analysis. "Things" now include users (biometrics) and even environmental (weather) sources. Is your organization actively considering all the things that impact your manufacturing, supply chain and customer service ? If not, you're stuck in the M2M days, and critical performance information is likely not linked to your business decision support functions. Join us to hear how major manufacturers, the logistics infrastructure sector and public agencies are making better, faster decisions by looking at, and listening to, their entire operating and competitive environments.

Core Curriculum Internet of Things Watson IoT Platform
Cloud and Data Campus Theater A
Thu (March 22), 12:30PM PT


Ed Evans

Chief Operations Officer, DataSkill, Inc.

Ed launched his professional career at Accenture in Boston to receive acclaim for developing the most innovative AI Expert System. For the past 25 years serving as President/COO/GM of world renowned companies such as DataSkill, Kronos, SunGard Data Systems, and Mrs. Fields Cookies. His teams have received industry leadership awards and recognition from Microsoft, Information Week, the Harvard Graduate School of Business, and CNN.

Ed is disciplined and focused in his personal life as a husband and father of 3 children, 5 time Ironman Triathlete, 2 time Xterra World Championship competitor, Coach & Community Youth Leader. Ed has extensive domestic and international business leadership experience responsible for operations in the US, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and India. Ed has an MBA with a dual emphasis in Finance and Marketing and provides immediate insight, exceptional strategy, and unprecedented operational results.

Mark Gildersleeve

Vice President and Head of Business Solutions, Watson Content and IOT Platform, IBM

Mark Gildersleeve serves as Vice President of the Business Solutions, Watson Content and IoT Platform division of The Weather Company, an IBM Business. In this role, Gildersleeve oversees the Business Solutions division (previously known as Weather Services International or WSI), which provides critical data-driven products and services to over 5,000 global clients in media, aviation, energy, insurance, retail, ground transportation and government sectors. He also oversees the Watson Content and IoT Platform areas of the business.

Guenter Sauter

Director, Offering Management, IBM