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Under the Hood of Tomorrow’s Car: What’s Next for the Connected Car
May 30, 2012
SVP, Sales and Business Development, Slacker Radio
Vice President, M2M System Engineering, Sierra Wireless
Executive Vice President – Worldwide Sales, Jasper Wireless
Cindy is responsible for global sales and business development for Jasper Wireless. Jasper is the leader in Machine-to-Machine and Connected Device platforms, used by 12 mobile operator groups, representing 91 operating companies such as AT&T, Telefónica, America Móvil and NTT DoCoMo; and over 600 device manufacturers including General Motors, Nissan, Ford, Amazon, Garmin and Honeywell. Prior to Jasper, Cindy built and led the Enterprise Data direct and indirect sales channels at Verizon Wireless serving Fortune 1000, Global 500 and Federal Government customers.
VP & EIR, Qualcomm
Steve Pazol is vice president and entrepreneur in residence at Qualcomm, where he looks at new business opportunities and tries to bring just the right level of disruption to others. Most recently, Steve was the president of nPhase, a Verizon Wireless / Qualcomm joint venture, where he directed all aspects of the company’s operations, strategic development and execution. nPhase provides a cloud-based machine-to-machine (M2M) wireless platform across a wide variety of market segments, including healthcare, manufacturing, utilities, distribution and consumer products. A recognized thought leader and industry expert, Steve has received numerous awards, including the prestigious Chicago Innovation Award, was named one of the original 10 M2M Pioneers by M2M Magazine, and served as moderator of the first M2M web log M2Mblog (www.M2Mblog.com). He has written numerous articles in technology journals, was on the Advisory Board of M2M Magazine, was the technical editor of the Unicenter Advisor magazine for more than 7 years as well as guest editor of Internet Security Advisor. He is also the technical editor and co-author of Unicenter TNG for Dummies. A frequent speaker at industry conferences, Steve has also been a featured speaker and panel member at multiple Wharton School of Business, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and Northwestern Business School entrepreneurial classes.
Prior to running the nPhase joint venture, Steve was vice president and general manager for Qualcomm’s Global Smart Services group, the business unit that provided the basis for the nPhase joint venture. During his tenure at Qualcomm, Steve also served as vice president of sales and as vice president of Worldwide OEM Channel Business for Qualcomm Enterprise Services. Steve is a seasoned entrepreneur and CEO with a 20+ year track record of successful startups in technology and emerging markets, including M2M, enterprise software and wireless technologies. In 2003 Steve started the original nPhase in Chicago, and served as CEO until Qualcomm acquired nPhase in 2006. In 2005, Steve founded Skychain LLC, a joint venture between nPhase and Air Products and Chemicals which focused on automated supply chain replenishment in the chemical industry. Steve was CEO of Skychain until 2006 when nPhase was acquired by Qualcomm.
Prior to founding nPhase, Steve spent 15 years providing IT consulting and systems implementation services as President of Professional Consulting Services (PCS) which he started in 1988. He also cofounded Mehta & Pazol Consulting Services Pvt. Ltd. in Pune, India in 1992. Prior to founding PCS, Steve worked for Burroughs Corporation and Unisys Corporation in their consulting groups in Detroit and Chicago. Steve has been active with a number of civic organizations and is currently on the board of the San Diego chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Steve has a degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Michigan.
M2M SIG CO-CHAIRS:
Evan Jones, VP, M2M System Engineering, Sierra Wireless
Daniel Obodovski, Director, Business Development, Qualcomm
Yukon Palmer, Founder, FieldLogix
Steve Pazol, VP & EIR, Qualcomm
Mark Wells, CTO & Division President, Procon Inc.
Neeraj S. Bhavani, Founder, President & CEO, TAGNOS
Magda Remillard, Director, Business Development, FieldLogix
LBS SIG CO-CHAIRS:
Neeraj S. Bhavani, Founder, President & CEO, TAGNOS
Frank Creede, CTO, Pacific Data Vision
Maureen Backe, Technology Marketing Consultant, mb digital marketing
Upkar Dhaliwal, Founder & CEO, Future Wireless Technologies
Linda Senigaglia, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Navigation Solutions
Mark Neff, Principal, Neff Solutions
Wednesday, May 30th, 2012
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