Panel Discussion: Diamonds in the Rough: How to Find the Real Gems with IoT Datamining

Date December 12, 2019
Time 11am ET

Event Detail

This lively panel discussion on digitalization will explore how data can be used in different ways to solve problems and create the best solutions for end-user customers. You will hear different perspectives from companies in retail, industrial, and telematics markets and a non-profit organization.

We all know that depending on an industry, data is used in different ways but what is common is that customers themselves aren’t ready to extract the value of their own data. It’s up to technology service providers and businesses that are embracing IoT to set up the right processes to make the most of data. We will explore the best ways to accomplish this for your organization.


Phil Skipper, Head of IoT Business Development

Phil Skipper is responsible for the strategy and forward direction of the global IoT business for Vodafone, covering verticals from automotive through to consumer electronics. Phil has been involved in M2M for more than 30 years, working in a variety of different industries from manufacturing to media.


Wade Wessels, Director of Connected Solutions and IoT

Wade Wessels is Director of Connected Solutions and IoT at Donaldson Company, Inc. an international filtration company serving industrial and engine markets in 164 countries. Wessels leads a cross-functional team developing new solutions and services based on Internet of Things (IoT) technology. His group recently launched Donaldson’s iCueTM connected filtration service, a subscription monitoring and maintenance service for dust and fume collectors.


Colin Sutherland, Executive Vice President

Colin has been part of Geotab’s leadership team since its inception in North America and directs the company’s global sales growth. Prior to joining Geotab, Colin managed the Customer Support, Dealer Technical Support and Aftermarket Parts teams for Freightliner of Canada. Helping to implement the telematics strategy for two of the top five fleets in North America, Colin routinely participates in customer and partner consulting in the use of telematics for productivity, safety, fleet, compliance and data integration. Colin has also been a speaker at many telematics and related industry conferences worldwide, where his perspective and advice to his audiences focuses on sharing knowledge and best practices for companies who are developing a telematics strategy.

Martin Lukac, Founder and CTO

Martin Lukac is a Founder and the Chief Technology Officer of Nexleaf Analytics. Martin holds a B.S. from Haverford College, and received his Ph.D. from UCLA for innovations in wireless seismic and acoustic sensing systems. At Nexleaf, Martin leads all aspects of the technical design and architecture of Nexleaf’s sensing systems and connected devices. He has personally deployed device prototypes across Southeast Asia, Africa, and beyond. His work has led to one patent and several more in the works. Martin’s technical designs and innovations for Nexleaf have been recognized by several award competitions and publications, including Financial Times and Devex. ColdTrace was named first place winner as a tech for social good by the Museum of Innovation at the Tech Awards in 2015 and by Vodafone Wireless Innovation Project in 2013. StoveTrace won the 2016 Harnessing Data for Resilience Recognition Award, offered by USAID and FHI360, and was a finalist in the 2017 Global Mobile Awards.

Trevor Sumner, CEO

Trevor Sumner is the CEO of PERCH, the leader in interactive Physical + Digital retail displays that can detect when customers approach, touch or pick up products and then respond with digital experiences that consistently drive 30-80% sales lift. Leading retailers and brands like Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Sephora, Estee Lauder, Fossil and Sunglass Hut rely on PERCH’s combination of 3D sensing technology, campaign management tools and device management to create magical in-store experiences that surprise and delight their customers.