This advisory board consists of key thinkers and thought leaders in the mobility space. These seasoned industry experts guide the topics on the mobility site in addition to frequently contributing content and media. These industry leaders were selected due to the caliber of their work within their respective areas of expertise.
About our Advisors
Kevin Baradet is the Chief Technology Officer and Facilities Director for the Cornell University MBA Program at the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management in Ithaca, New York.
With more than 20 years of related experience, Kevin has extensive and deep expertise in the research, application and support of technology in various industries including manufacturing, consulting, software development and higher education.
His current job responsibilities include: technology strategy, budget planning, IT policy development, PCI compliance, project management, infrastructure security and technology management. Current projects include policy development in the areas of Communications, Infrastructure, Disaster Recovery, IT Security, Business Continuity and General IT policy.Back to Top
Currently the CIO for the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office has over 20 years of experience in various industries ranging from Active Duty Military, Manufacturing, Health Care, Software Development, Advertising and local government. His goal for local government is to bring efficiency, transparency and productivity to government through the use of technology.Back to Top
Jim Degliumberto is the Chief Information Officer of Southeastrans. Working with the executive team, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s information technology and communication systems. Under Degliumberto’s leadership, Southeastrans transformed its technology platform and has expanded from a regional company to a national transportation broker. At the center of this growth is Southeastrans’ efforts to convert the field based workforce from paper and clipboards, to tablets and smart phones. Southeastrans currently has over three thousand Internet connected devices deployed across the United States.
Before joining Southeastrans in 2008, Jim spent 10 years managing various information technology organizations at BellSouth and AT&T. While at BellSouth Degliumberto was responsible for designing and implementing enterprise wide productivity tracking and reporting systems that supported various Six Sigma initiatives. Following the BellSouth/AT&T merger, he was responsible for developing a consolidated information technology strategy and infrastructure plan for AT&T’s residential support call centers.Back to Top
Len Dudis is Chief Information Officer of Grupo Vidanta, one of Latin America's largest and most renown luxury hospitality companies. He is responsible for technology strategy and execution across 7 resort campuses and a breadth of companies that comprise the Grupo Vidanta organization including resorts, construction, golf, real estate, sales, and entertainment.
Dudis previously held the position of Corporate Vice President, IT and Corporate Director, IT for SeaWorld.Back to Top
Jim Floyd is an expert information technology professional and subject matter expert with solid leadership and team building abilities and a proven history in program management to deliver innovative and high quality technical strategy and services in a rapidly changing, deadline driven technology landscape. Direct experience coordinating with business lines and senior technology executives to meet the needs of a global organization.Back to Top
As Director of Business Marketing for AT&T business solutions, Asmara develops and leads marketing strategy, matching AT&T business offerings in consulting, network services, mobility, cloud, security, outsourcing, and development with enterprise client needs. A skilled management, he’s adept at analyzing an organization’s critical business requirements, identifying deficiencies and potential opportunities, and leading teams to develop innovative and cost-effective solutions for enhancing competitiveness, increasing revenues, and improving customer service offerings.
Asmara has been with AT&T for more than 20 years, and he’s an expert at adapting legacy systems to today’s multi-device environment, where enterprises must balance security and privacy needs with users accessing applications and networks from multiple endpoints. He helps clients implement application interfaces that are approachable for a wide range of user skill levels, with support for multi-mobile operating systems, including Apple, Android, Windows Mobile and Blackberry.
A native of Indonesia, Asmara speaks Bahasa, Malay, Thai, and several Chinese dialects. He credits his experience as an Asian working in America with his abilities to offer unique perspective for managers hesitant to changing culture and provide valuable insight for enterprises needing to automate processes for diverse groups of users.Back to Top
Rizwan Jan is the Chief Information Security Officer for the Henry M. Jackson Foundation of Advancements In Military Medicine. Jan has spent nearly two decades in the IT industry, working for enterprises that include Hewlett Packard, Aetna, and Booz Allen Hamilton. He's currently tasked with the complete information security defense for a HIPAA-compliant medical research organization.Back to Top
Ryan Martin, Senior Analyst at ABI Research, covers new and emerging mobile technologies, including wearable tech, connected cars, big data analytics, and the Internet of Things (IoT) / Internet of Everything (IoE).
Prior to joining ABI Research, Ryan spent the past several years working at market research firms, including Yankee Group and, most recently, 451 Research. Before his time as a market research analyst, Ryan served as a consultant at Mobile Future Institute, a U.S.-based think tank focused on business strategies and marketing tactics for the mobile ecosystem. He has also held advisory, consultative and managerial positions at a number of early- to late-stage startups.Back to Top
For more than 15 years, Frank Martinez has worked across the spectrum of IT organizations in South Florida, providing technical expertise and leadership on a variety of technologies, but always focusing on ensuring security in all aspects. Currently with Miami Dade College, Frank continues to work at the forefront of technology to bring the best blend of technology and security to the enterprises he serves.Back to Top
Kristen Rachels has developed a reputation as one of the most respected women in mobility. A 10-year marketing veteran within mobile and emerging technology, Kristen currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing and Communications for PowWow Mobile, the leading enterprise mobile apps solution provider based in San Francisco, California. Kristen is responsible for all go-to-market strategy and execution, sales and channel partner enablement and corporate communications and analyst relations. Previously, Kristen served as Vice President of Marketing and Communications for enterprise mobility company, StarMobile, Inc.. which was acquired by PowWow Mobile in 2016. Kristen is passionate about technology and how its rapidly transforming the way we live and work and is an active voice for women in technology. Kristen currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia where she is involved in the city’s mobile, IoT and smart cities initiatives. Follow @KristenHRachels on Twitter.Back to Top
As the Director of User Services for Hologic, Inc. Brad is responsible for all aspects of global mobility strategy and end user computing for the company. He has 15+ years of IT experience, more than 10 of which have been with Hologic. Brad has implemented and supported several large business solutions and enterprise applications during that time and chairs Hologic's Mobile Strategy Steering Committee and both the Mobile and User Experience Centers of Excellence.
He holds a B.S. in Information Systems from Saint Joseph’s University and is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Strategic Innovation and Change from the University of Denver.Back to Top
Gene Signorini is a senior analyst focusing on the emerging Internet of Things (IoT) market, as well as disruptive mobile technologies and applications. Signorini has a long history helping both enterprises and solution providers understand how mobile and disruptive technologies will transform customer, partner and employee interactions.His experience extends to multiple aspects of the mobile ecosystem, including innovation and applications, IoT, and mobile transactions. Signorini has more than 20 years of experience in the mobile industry as a thought leader, strategist, and consultant. Signorini holds an MBA with a concentration in Strategic Management from the Carroll School of Management (Boston College) and a BA in Economics and English from Boston College.Back to Top
Ellie Soleymani is a passionate marketing professional with more than 11 years of experience in the marketing field in the B2B sector. She is a knowledgeable marketer with extensive experience in strategy and execution in all aspects of marketing, spanning demand generation, digital marketing, branding & design, PR, advertising and social media. Ellie is currently the Director of Marketing at Mobile Labs, a leading provider of mobile testing and secure test device management software provider based out of Atlanta, GA. She has helped Mobile Labs to expand the company’s clientele in North America while contributing to the continued brand growth in the mobile and testing industries. Ellie has a bachelor’s degree in marketing, an associate degree in business communication and a degree in graphic design. Ellie is fluent in English, French, and Farsi. She currently lives in Portland, OR with her husband and their Old English Sheepdog, Bailey.Back to Top
Alice Tran is a marketing professional with more than 10 years of proven success in achieving positive results. She is a leader with the strong strategic, analytical, and technical abilities to generate demand, conversion, and revenue. Alice is passionate about analyzing data to make intelligent business decisions and create the best customer experiences. Alice currently serves as the Vice President of Marketing for Mobile Solutions, a SaaS company that provides full life-cycle Mobility Management Services including procurement, staging & kitting, real-time expense management, business analytics & reporting, managed Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM), repair and disposition. Alice is responsible for all facets of the marketing spectrum, from designing program strategy through measuring performance and optimizing results. She contributes strength and focus through her background in integrated marketing strategy, demand generation, digital marketing, reporting and analytics, CRM, marketing automation, and team building and mentoring. Alice has always loved the innovative and fast paced technology industry and is thrilled to be in the mobility space, as all communication trends point towards mobility. Folllow @alicetran254 on Twitter.Back to Top
Jeff is founder & president of Global Kinetics, a Bay Area market development accelerator to early-to-mid stage clients seeking to establish/expand operations within the US market & a long-standing enterprise mobility industry veteran. He is President, Managing Partner & Founding Investor of Batchery, a global incubator for tech startups. Jeff is an EIR for SKTA Innopartners where he works alongside staff coaching & mentoring portfolio companies, sourcing new companies, conducting technical & financial diligence on new investments & expanding the contact network with other investors. He is a SkyAdvisor at UC Berkeley's incubator, SkyDeck.Back to Top