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Shahed-Amanullah

Shahed Amanullah

Global Vice President of Digital Products
Frost & Sullivan

April Bertram

April Bertram

Senior Business Development Director
GOJO Industries
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

Chaitanya Habib

Chaitanya Habib

Research Consultant
Frost & Sullivan

Whether running hackathons for Facebook & Google, briefing the President in the Oval Office, or being interviewed by Wolf Blitzer on CNN, Shahed Amanullah has long been sought for his advice on entrepreneurship, innovation, and messaging strategies for global audiences. His career has taken him from venture-funded Valley startups to the World Bank and State Department, always seeking to create solutions at the intersection of technology, branding, and diplomacy.

An industry thought leader in IoT with over twenty years of experience working in the technology sector. April has a background in go-to-market strategy, new product and business model development. She combines an entrepreneurial mindset with B2B and B2C business experience making her an industry resource for strategic approaches to creating IoT business models designed to create the maximum potential for customers.

Chaitanya’s expertise lies in identifying and tracking emerging trends and technologies that create white-space opportunities and strategies at C-level. In her current role with Frost & Sullivan, she creates innovation workshops that allow clients to develop robust and impactful innovation portfolios.

Craig Handy

Craig Handy

Head of Evolution
Global Revenue Technology and Operations
Shopify

Christine Hawkins

Director Digital and Customer Transformation
HP Inc.

Stuart Hayton

Stuart Hayton

Managing Director
Weir Minerals

Craig has been blazing a trail in the field of Revenue Operations that was first born out of necessity and has evolved into a passion. His philosophy, that revenue operations is only excellent when the intersection of data, process, technology, and people is put at the forefront, has led him to a place of deep experimentation and innovation on how companies show up best for their customers and effectively lay the foundation for immense scale.

Christine led the e-commerce launch of HP’s first wearable product – Michael Bastian smartwatch. She then went on to lead the global team for wearables, “Engineered by HP” IoT products and is now Director Digital and Customer Transformation. She’s here to share the HP journey.

Stuart combines his strong business acumen with a passion for customer success to deliver innovative commercial solutions. Stuart joined Weir Minerals in 2013, and in 2018 he assumed the role of Managing Director of Weir Minerals Venlo, the Netherlands-based engineer-to-order business.  In 2020, Stuart led the team that secured the Weir Group’s largest single capital equipment order, and subsequently, the largest single aftermarket contract in which traditional, perhaps transactional, business models have been replaced by an innovative approach in which risks and benefits are really shared between true business partners.

Willy Fotso Guifo

Willy Fotso Guifo

Global Director CX Business Product Management – IBN IoT Services
Cisco Systems, Inc.

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Renate Krammer

Head of Innovation
Uniper

John Olson

John Olson

Vice President Strategy & Business Transformation
Johnson Controls

Whether leading executive workshops addressing challenges and expected outcomes of innovation within Smart Grids, Oil & Gas, Smart Cities, or Collaborating with innovation centers around the globe,  leading the development of an industrial cybersecurity solution, defining a strategic long range planning for IoT Services, or publishing on IoT, Willy has led several business transformations across the globe, resulting in new business models that helped capturing new growth opportunities.”

Renate likes to push business boundaries, challenge long-held assumptions, and generally stir things up in a positive way – this is what innovation is about. She is a strategic innovation veteran, experienced in all facets of strategy, solution design, product development and business growth through innovation. Renate is a seasoned leader who has cultivated teams across multiple industry disciplines; managed teams in large international companies; and also founded a company.

John is part of Johnson Control’s enterprise leadership team and is currently supporting strategic initiatives focused on services. He has worked across the entire portfolios of business within JCI and steered strategy and business transformation for the company’s Europe, Middle East and Latin America businesses.

Dave Ribble

Dave Ribble

Director of Innovation
Hillrom

Sky Sands

Sky Sands

Comedian – Enigma – Entertainer – Possibilitarian

Richard Sear

Richard Sear

Partner,
Senior Vice President & Chief Solutions Architect,
Frost & Sullivan
Growth Innovation Leadership Council Member

The shorthand version of Dave Ribble’s job description is “explorer.” He and his team are responsible for identifying, evaluating, and executing opportunities outside of our core that solve meaningful clinical needs and create significant, profitable growth. He’ll share his experiences with innovative revenue models in healthcare.

Encompassing magic, madness, mayhem…and fun, Sky has been described as a man without a parachute, frantically searching for a ripcord. Need we say more?

Richard is a world renowned innovation, technology and trend strategist having brought real practical transformations to companies and governments spanning six continents in his twenty five years. As comfortable in a pair of jeans leading CEO’s through experiential exercises as he is speaking to 5,000 people, Richard prides himself on the highly actionable nature of his work and the track record of proven products in market that have impacted hundreds of industries and peoples everyday lives.

Vineet Shrivastava

Vineet Shrivastava

Vice President,
Strategy & Program Management
GE Corporate

As a digital transformation strategist, Vineet does more than get his hands on latest technology. With more than a decade of business & digital transformation experience, he’s passionate about partnering with customers to create sustained value. He brings creative and innovative approach to leadership through a combination of executive vision and strong execution. 1 part Executive, 2 parts Technology nerd and 3 parts Traveler.