Digital Industry veteran building ‘connected’ products, services, and businesses for over 30 years with senior leadership roles at ThingWorx, Syngenta, Coca-Cola and Philip Morris. He founded Momenta Partners and several industrial automation companies. Ken resides in Switzerland and maintains an office in the 'cloud'.
Alon’s background is in Canadian telecom and ICT industry market research and consulting. His prior experience has helped him develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of emerging technologies and solutions. His problem-solving capabilities, writing prowess, and industry knowledge help him provide impactful trend analyses and insights. Originally from Toronto, Canada, Alon is currently based in New York City.
Jim Fletcher is working with clients worldwide to drive Digital Transformation across a range of industries. Jim is a former IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO for the Watson IOT Platform, IBM Master Inventor, and member of the IBM Academy, with extensive experience around Connected Industry (Cloud and IOT) with a strong focus on Edge Computing, and the role of analytics in driving business transformation. Jim holds over 60 patents, and is a regular speaker at conferences worldwide on a range of emerging topics. Jim was recently inducted into the NC State University Computer Science Hall of Fame, and is a member of the NC State University Computer Science Strategic Advisory Board.
A corporate transactional attorney with substantial legal experience in general corporate law, transactions, M&A, JVs
Digital Industry strategy and corporate development leader with over 20 years of experience in highly reliable device, on-premise edge and telco edge computing. Bill’s recent background includes working closely with business owners in networking, telematics, AI, automotive and IIoT to create innovative digital growth strategies. At Wind River Systems, collaborating with Intel Capital and the Intel IoT Group, he developed and executed on M&A and business roadmaps to accelerate Digital Industry strategies in industrial, transportation, networking and cloud. His unique combination of connected product technical and business experience enables him to rapidly develop and execute new growth strategies.
Investor, operator, and entrepreneur with 15+ years’ experience in venture capital, business management, and investments. Ben combines expertise from investing in both private and public markets, owning and managing a precision manufacturing business, and as startup CFO. He has worked with clients in 35+ countries and all segments of the corporate hierarchy. Most recently Ben was a VC Investor at Venture University.
With a developed knowledge of interpersonal communications and years of customer service experience, Sarah is a goal oriented and determined Marketing Coordinator. Her passion for marketing has stemmed from her twelve years in the food service industry and continues to grow through her position within Momenta Partners. An articulate professional with a keen eye for detail, she provides support to the Insights team while continuing to strengthen her Digital Industry knowledge based in the greater Boston area.
Venture and startup professional with experience investing in remote connectivity, edge technologies & applications, distributed energy, mobile payments and blockchain technology. Lee was most recently Principal at Reflective Ventures where he was responsible for full-lifecycle investing in early stage companies. He also has a wealth of experience in operational roles. He now leads investments out of our Edge Ecosystem Fund.
Bringing over 15 years of experience successfully sourcing dynamic talent through innovative and traditional methods, Laura is up for the challenge of any search. Understanding the unique requirements each client brings to the search allows her to provide highly focused support that builds long-term value and lasting relationships. Laura’s connected-technology recruiting experience extends across a wide range of industries that include aerospace/defense, automotive, consumer goods, energy, and logistics/transportation.
Inquisitive business leader and Digital Industry strategist with a passion for discovering ways to better solve everyday problems and transform business models for industrial products, services and operations. As CEO/COO/CxO he has scaled multiple start-ups and growth stage technology companies. An executive trusted advisor, Doug has helped over 100 enterprises navigate their automation, IT and Digital transformation. He works out of the SF Bay Area and maintains strong ecosystem connections into the Digital Industry, IoT and AI community.
Kit has distinguished himself as a skilled search professional with a particularly impressive track record of recruiting C-suite, VP and Director-level executives for complex, multi-stakeholder environments. Kit previously worked at Boyden, prior to that he was the head of research at Beeley and Co.
Originally from the UK, Kit now resides in Orange County area with his family.
Wendy brings more than 20 years of experience in various corporate roles with Starbucks Coffee Company and Merrill Lynch including recruiting, call center operations management, and administrative/project management. Wendy has also managed a personal portfolio of residential real estate properties. She is dedicated to delivering exceptional service and high levels of performance with a proven ability to leverage extensive client service, management, and administrative skills to exceed business goals and metrics.
Digital Industry is built into Leif’s DNA. He began his career deploying first generation digital control systems and managing automation project teams. After 14 years as a practitioner he joined AMR Research (now Gartner) to advise industry executives on technology trends and their business impact. For the past 21 years he has worn many hats in his mission to help industry leaders, including business executives, CIOs, CTOs, and, more recently, CDOs achieve increasingly high levels of business performance and resilience.