Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Editorial Board

William Payne, Executive Editor, IMC

William Payne has more than twenty years experience writing about technology and its impact on government and business. He has researched and written extensively on technology regulation and procurement. Payne has managed the IMC content channels for Transportation (including automotive IoT) and Industrial IoT since 2015.


Alex Brisbourne, Board Director, Kore - IMC Chairman Emeritus

Alex Brisbourne has more than 20 years of experience in the business of wireless, enterprise and fixed line networking in Europe, North America and Asia. As founder, former CEO, and current board director at Kore, Brisbourne runs one of the world’s largest, dedicated M2M connectivity providers, and has become known as a prolific speaker and opinion leader on IoT/M2M subjects.


Sara Brown, Sr. Director Marketing, MultiTech

Sara Brown is responsible for all marketing communications at IoT systems provider MultiTech. Brown is a strategic marketing professional dedicated to driving quantifiable business results with data-driven outreach to IoT/M2M user markets. For nearly 20 years, she’s boosted revenue of organizations big and small; including Sierra Wireless, Telit, and Wavecom.


Syed "Z" Hosain, CTO, Aeris - IMC Chairman

"Z" Hosain helped found Aeris in 1996 and as CTO is responsible for the company’s networks, development programs and technology strategy. Prior to joining Aeris, he has held senior engineering/management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National and ESS Technology. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI-41 Standards Technology (IFAST), Chairman of the Global M2M Realization Forum (GM2MRF), and is on the Board of the Mobility CDMA Development Group (MDG, formerly CDMA Development Group).


Robert MacDougall, Head of Enterprise Public Policy, Vodafone

Robert MacDougall leads on public policy matters relevant to Vodafone’s IoT activity. Robert has spent eight years at the UK’s Communications Regulator Ofcom (and predecessor Oftel). Prior to joining Vodafone, he was Assistant Director at the UK’s Competition and Consumer Protection Authority, seconded to the US Federal Trade Commission as an FTC International Fellow. MacDougall was the inaugural Chair of the Policy Working Group of the Alliance for IoT Innovation (AIOTI), and he currently leads on policy for the 5G Automotive Association (5GAA).


Linda Shih, General Counsel - IoT Group, Intel

Linda Shih is Group Counsel for Intel Corporation's Internet of Things Group (IOTG), and as such has served as lead attorney for IOTG since its formation as a separate Intel business unit. In addition, Shih has also served as Group Counsel of Intel's Automated Driving Group (ADG). For these groups, Shih heads a worldwide team of lawyers who enable Intel's growth and leadership in the IoT sector. In addition, Shih continues in her role as General Counsel for Wind River Systems, Inc., where she has led the legal department since 2005.


Peter Stone, Counselor, Hopkins & Carley

Peter Stone is a member of Hopkins & Carley’s corporate practice, where he regularly advises entrepreneurs, emerging companies and investors on issues involving corporate governance, commercial IP, and mergers, acquisitions, and partnerships. Prior to joining Hopkins & Carley, Stone was in private practice, representing emerging growth companies and investors in early stage companies. Stone was a founder, General Counsel and CFO at Aeris, and is a former partner at Cooley in Palo Alto.


Melissa Glidden Tye, Vice President, Public Policy , Verizon

Melissa Glidden Tye works to advance Verizon's federal policy, regulatory, and legislative agendas with a specific focus on issues related to spectrum, 5G, and IoT, the latter including unmanned aerial systems (drones), connected vehicles, and smart cities. Prior to joining Verizon in 2014, Tye served as the lead regulatory counsel for Motorola Mobility, where she advocated on the company's behalf before federal agencies. Prior to that, Tye served as a Legal Advisor in the Wireless Bureau of the US Federal Communications Commission.