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Wednesday, Dec. 10 Speakers from the IoE in Action sessions at the Global Editors Day Conference

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  1. 1. Dec. 10 IoE Day at Editor’s Conference – Speaker Bios and Photos Renee Patton, US Public Sector Director of Education, Cisco Renee Patton is the leader of US Public Sector Education at Cisco. In this role, she is responsible for Cisco’s go-to-market strategy for education and manages a team of education consultants who help customers realize their educational visions through the logical placement of technology within schools, colleges, and universities. She has over 19 years of business, management, sales, and marketing experience in both small start-up and large corporate environments, including Siemens. She ran her own marketing consulting firm for over seven years prior to joining Cisco full time. Prior to moving into US Public Sector, Renee served as Worldwide Industry Marketing Education Lead within Cisco’s Corporate Marketing Organization where she was responsible for developing Cisco’s education messaging platform and driving Cisco’s position in the education market. Prior to this role, she managed Cisco’s national E-rate Program and served as the lead for US Education Field Marketing. While studying for her Master’s Degree in Education from Stanford, Renee began teaching high school English and French, coaching cross-country, and moderating the student yearbook and newspaper. She then spent four years on the Los Gatos-Saratoga JUHS Board of Trustees and was responsible for managing policy and a $20M district budget. She brings a clear perspective to addressing business issues and an in-depth understanding of the K-12 and Higher Education markets. She is particularly interested in trends driving the massive shift in education delivery models, new educational approaches, and ways that technology can help to engage learners and prepare teachers. Renee is a Lions’ Club Member and is on the board
  2. 2. of the Los Gatos High School Alumni Association. She holds a BA degree in English from Santa Clara University and an MA in Education from Stanford University. Chris N. White, Senior Vice President, Internet of Things/Internet of Everything Go-to- Market Solutions General Manager, Sports and Entertainment Group Cisco Chris White is Senior Vice President of Cisco’s Internet of Things/Internet of Everything Solutions and General Manager of the Sports and Entertainment Solutions Group. He is responsible for global go-to-market efforts to accelerate the company’s success with Internet of Things Industrial Solutions, Smart and Connected Cities, and Sports and Entertainment solutions for global premier sporting and entertainment venues. He is driving business outcomes to capture the unprecedented opportunity of the Internet of Everything. This is a pivotal component of the Company’s journey to be the #1 IT Company. Kip Compton, Vice President/General Manager Internet of Things (IoT) Systems & Software Cisco
  3. 3. Kip Compton is the General Manager of Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) Systems & Software group. In this role, he leads Cisco’s product businesses focused on IoT. One of the company's top priorities, the Internet of Things is the extension of Internet technologies to devices in industrial markets (Utilities, Manufacturing, Oil & Gas, Transportation, etc.). The IoT systems and software group provides a growing portfolio of products from embedded software for sensors, wired and wireless connectivity (switches, access points), ruggedized (and embedded) routers (for example for use in cars, trucks, trains, planes), surveillance cameras, and recording systems. By 2020, there will be 50 Billion devices connected to the Internet (Cisco Visual Networking Index Report, 2013). Compton has more than 20 years of senior leadership experience in systems, software, and network engineering including roles in both equipment vendors and service providers. His areas of interest include video, distributed systems, content distribution, collaboration technologies, and digital media security. In previous roles at Cisco, Compton was Acting GM of Cisco’s SP Video Software & Solutions group, CTO for Cisco’s Video & Collaboration group and Vice President & General Manager of Strategy & Product Management for the Service Provider Video Technology Group. Compton served three years with Comcast as vice president of video and media engineering. In that role, he led the team responsible for developing Comcast’s nationwide digital cable, content security, video on-demand, and streaming media infrastructure and services. Compton held roles at Cisco from 1998 to 2002 as director of technology strategy and later director of entertainment solutions, responsible for defining Cisco’s technology and solutions strategy in areas including cable, digital video, streaming media and XML/Web services. Compton holds a Bachelor of Science in computer science and Master of Engineering degree in electrical engineering and computer science, both from the Massachusetts Institute of
  4. 4. Technology (MIT), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from the Wharton School. Compton has multiple patents in the areas of digital video, content security, and networking. -- Blair Christie, SVP and Chief Marketing Officer, Cisco Blair Christie is Cisco's Chief Marketing Officer, with responsibility for the company's Global Marketing, Corporate Communications, and Government and Community Relations groups. Her organization is responsible for positioning Cisco's growth strategy, cultivating opportunities in new and existing customer markets and growing demand for Cisco's solutions globally, as Cisco establishes itself as the #1 IT company in the world. Armed with data that underscored the $19T opportunity for private and public sector organizations to leverage the Internet of Everything, Christie led Cisco’s award-winning “Tomorrow Starts Here” brand campaign. The campaign utilized innovative digital and social technologies, as part of a fully integrated marketing and communications campaign, enabling Cisco to move to the #13 spot on Interbrand’s list of Best Global Brands and the number #1 spot for B2B brands, according to CEB research. Prior to being named CMO in 2011, Christie was Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, overseeing global activities in investor relations, media relations, industry analyst relations, and employee and executive communications. She also managed Cisco's global studios, digital, social media and collaboration technology strategy teams, rounding out an organization designed to innovate the message and the medium in communications. Previously, she held a variety of investor relations and communications positions at Cisco.
  5. 5. Prior to joining Cisco in 1999, Christie held several roles in investor relations, government/public affairs, and corporate giving efforts at InterDigital Communications Corporation, Aqua America, and PECO Energy. At Cisco, Christie is an Executive Officer and sits on Cisco's Operating Committee, the 12- member leadership team responsible for setting the corporate strategy, goals, and annual targets for the company. She is passionate about education and serves as a member of the advisory board for US2020 and as a director of the Arthur Page Society, and sits on the President's Leadership Council at Drexel University. Recognized for her marketing acumen for one of the world’s most recognized brands, in 2014 she was named one of the top 20 most influential CMOs and one of the top five most influential CMOs in Big Data by Forbes; received the 2014 Brand Building award from Marketers that Matter; and was named one of Advertising Age’s 2014 Women to Watch. Christie holds a bachelor of science degree in marketing and business administration and a master of business administration degree, concentrating in investment management, from Drexel University. Mohammad Qayoumi, President of San Jose State University Mohammad Qayoumi is the 28th president and a professor of electrical engineering at San José State University. He holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the American University of Beirut and four degrees from the University of Cincinnati: a master’s in nuclear engineering, a master’s in electrical and computer engineering, an MBA and a doctorate in electrical engineering. He has over 37 years of engineering and administrative experience in several universities. He has also published eight books and more than 100 articles and chapters in books. He is a licensed professional engineer and a certified management accountant. A senior member
  6. 6. of IEEE and Senior Fellow of CCST (California Council on Science and Technology) he chairs the cybersecurity and campus resilience for Department of Homeland Security. He was named in Great Immigrants: Pride of America list by Carnegie Corporation. John Delacruz, Professor of Advertising, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, San Jose State University John Delacruz is a tenure track professor on the Advertising Program at SJSU. He is responsible for the creative track and developing links between industry and education as well as developing projects for students both nationally and internationally. Primarily concerned with experiential learning spaces and their impact on the creative disciplines (mainly advertising and graphic design), John is championing the use of technology as a way to enhance and add value to the student experience. Since the beginning of 2013 he has explored how NextGen technologies can open a window on the world beyond the Valley for his students. Currently he is developing a series of workshops aimed at inspiring faculty to also integrate this technology in their teaching and learning strategies. Prior to this, John workedat Staffordshire University in Stoke on Trent, UK from 1999-2012. During his time at Staffs, John initially began teaching on the Graphic Design Degree and was later to redesign the Professional, Historical and Contextual Studies programs for all Design disciplines in the former School of Art and Design: a mammoth task that resulted in the embedding of contextual studies within studio practice. He then designed and ran an innovative BA in Advertising and Brand Management that exposed students to the industry directly. The integration of education and the workplace was key to the success of this degree program. John has strong industry links in the UK with agencies big and small – from Fallon and Pentagram to Crayon and Dare; the US – Bandujo Advertising and Design NYC (recent winners in AMC’s The Pitch), and the EU where he was President of EdCom (the European Foundation for Commercial Communications Education) – the educational wing of the EACA. Currently he is developing co--operative activities between the advertising program at SJSU
  7. 7. and the ad industry in the US and Europe as well as other Higher Education Institutions in the US and Europe. Quyen Grant, Project Assistant, San Jose State University Quyen Grant is the Project Assistant for Social Work Education Enhancement Program (SWEEP) at San Jose State University through Research Foundation. She graduated from Fordham University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. She emigrated with her family at the age of five from Vietnam and lived in New York for over twenty years. She’s been residing in San Jose, California since August 2013. Prior to this she worked at The Infant and Child Learning Center, a non- profit organization that provides services to families with children who has disabilities in Brooklyn, New York for four years. She was the school’s sole secretary providing assistance and guidance for 30 staff members and 100 students and was personal assistant to the Director of Center-based Programs. Her main role as a Project Assistant is to assists the operational needs of SWEEP. This includes, among other things, providing support to the Principal Investigator and SWEEP members with various projects such as travel arrangements, obtain visas, prepare itineraries for US project team and for visiting professors and administrators from Vietnam. Herb Sih, Managing Partner, Think Big Partners
  8. 8. Herb Sih is Managing Partner of Think Big Partners, an early stage, technology focused hybrid business incubator, startup accelerator and innovation consulting firm located in Kansas City and St. Louis. Think Big Partners’ (Think Big) core focus is to identify high value emerging technologies and entrepreneur teams and accelerate them to commercial success. Think Big works in the areas of emerging technology commercialization, corporate venturing and innovation partnering, workspace design consulting and entrepreneur cluster based economic development. Think Big was started in October 2010 and has assisted over 450 companies around the world. Think Big is a Microsoft Ventures partner (one of only a few in the world) and has developed technology / apps for their platforms. Think Big has hosted open innovation competitions, hackathons and other innovation and entrepreneur related events for numerous Fortune 1000 companies and communities. Prior to co-founding Think Big Partners, Herb spent 14 years in the investment industry with Merrill Lynch, AG Edwards and a venture capital fund. Additionally, Herb has started numerous companies, several of which became Inc. 500 and Inc. 5000 companies, and has sold several of them. Herb is a frequent speaker on entrepreneurship, innovation and economic development. Herb is a board member for The Economic Development Corporation of Kansas City, Missouri, The Full Employment Council, various community task forces and several private companies. Prior to working in the private sector, Herb was a military pilot in the United States Army. Herb attended the University of Kansas and holds a Bachelor of Science degree. Herb lives in Kansas City with his wife Melinda, three children. In his infrequent spare time he is an avid photographer, aspiring musician and a marginal D-league hockey player. Eric Johnsen, VP, APX Labs
  9. 9. Eric Johnsen is Vice President of Business Development at APX Labs, Inc., the leader in developing enterprise software for smart glasses. He leads partnerships and channel strategies for the company. Prior to APX Labs, Eric launched the Glass at Work program while on the Google[x] team. He was an early leader of the team that built the Google Apps resale and integrator channel in the U.S. and Asia, from nothing to $500 million in global revenue (now more than $1B). Dave De Yagher, Senior Manager, Field Operations, BC Hydro David De Yagher, CGA, is BC Hydro’s Senior Operations Manager for the Smart Metering and Infrastructure Program. He was one of lead initiators for the project since October 2005 and continues to lead the team towards the completion of a fully compliant IPv6 multi service grid
  10. 10. network – an important step for BC Hydro’s Smart Grid journey. He also manages an Operations team which includes the metering mesh, networking and meter data management. He has overall responsibility for ensuring that the design, delivery and operations of BC Hydro’s Smart Metering solution align with the required business requirements. David is a 25 year veteran utility manager whose focus has been on business and technology. As member of various standards and technical committees David has engaged multiple stakeholder and interest groups to present the solution and help deliver a successful project. Kai Hui, Chief Technology Officer, Bitstew Kai brings years of in-depth knowledge and experience in the utility market and has built an exceptional reputation amongst his peers in the industry. He has been asked to speak at many key industry conferences such as Cisco’s Internet of Things, Utilities Telecom Council Conference and DistribuTECH. As Chief Technology Officer at Bit Stew, Kai is leading the Software Engineering Team in best practices, and an Architecture Team in maintaining technology strategy for the company and its world-leading Grid Director™ platform. In this capacity, Kai maintains knowledge of technology standards, industry trends, emerging technologies and key market drivers to ensure the Grid Director platform maintains its leadership position in the real-time network operations domain. Prior to joining Bit Stew as Chief Technology Officer, Kai’s career spanned 15 years at BC Hydro, including the past 4.5 years as the Director of Technology for the Smart Metering and Infrastructure program. His responsibilities included Solution Architecture, Smart Metering, Information Technology, System Wide Testing, and Telecommunications Design and Security Delivery within the program. He also held leadership roles within Customer Care, Generation,
  11. 11. Engineering and Transmission and Distribution business units, where he served as Business Information Services Manager, SAP Technology Lead and Contact Center Technical Lead. Kai also spent 14 years in the Telecommunications manufacturing sector as an engineering and design technologist. Kai holds both a Bachelor’s of Technology in Computer Systems – Data Communications, and a Diploma of Technology in Chemical Sciences. He also holds an AScT designation from Applied Science Technologist & Technicians of BC, where he is also serves as a Council Director. Eric M. Free, VP, Internet of Things group; GM, Smart Home and Buildings Division Eric M. Free is vice president of the Internet of Things Group and general manager of Smart Home and Buildings Division at Intel Corporation. In these roles, he is responsible for defining Intel's vision for connected services in the digital home, forging strong industry partnerships with the content and advertising industries, and delivering and managing Internet services that allow digital media to flow across Intel-powered platforms. Prior to joining Intel, Free served as executive vice president of Product Development for Rovi Corporation, where he was responsible for the company's core software and web services development. He also created and led the company's Embedded Solutions Business Unit and served as vice president of Business Development and Strategy, head of business development for the company's Entertainment Technology Group, and as an executive on the corporate development team.
  12. 12. Prior to joining Rovi, Free headed business development for one of the first streaming media technology companies, worked for several venture capital funds, and led engineering teams for a multinational professional services firm. Free received a bachelor's degree in engineering from Duke University, a master's degree in engineering from Stanford University, a master's in business administration from Duke University and a master's, concentrating in international affairs, from Georgetown University. -- Julia Curry-Rodriguez, Associate Professor, Mexican Studies I earned a Ph.D. in Sociology in 1988 from the University of Texas at Austin. My research examines immigrant women and children, immigration, language minority educational experiences, racial and sexual stratification, and other issues pertaining to Chicana/os in the United States. I use qualitative methodology, primarily life history, oral history and participant observation techniques in my research. I have held many elected offices in various professional organizations. In the National Association for Chicana and Chicano studies (NACCS) I have been the General Coordinator (2000), secretary (1998, newsletter editor (1999) and the Northern California Regional Representative (1998-2000). Currently I am the Executive Director of NACCS. While still a graduate student at UT Austin, I was elected as the organizing and founding chair of the Chicana Caucus of NACCS (1985-90). In Mujeres Activas en Letras y Cambio Social (MALCS), I have also held many elected offices, including Chair in 1998-99. In the Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) I served as the Chair of the Discrimination Committee from 1989-91 and organized the conference program for the annual meetings in 1989. In the American Sociological Association I was the organizing and founding Chair of the Section on Latina and Latino Sociology. In the ASA I served as a council member for the Section on Sex and Gender and served as former treasurer/secretary for the Section on Race and Ethnic Relations. As a professor at SJSU I have served/or serve as advisor to various student groups such as Mujer, MEChA, McNair Scholars, MASGAS and XGC, Student Advocates for Higher Education (SAHE), and Balet Folklórico Luna y Sol.