David Harris

David Harris is a Sr. Product Manager at Lenovo, a leading provider of innovative consumer, commercial, and data center technology. Since joining Lenovo in 2011, he has worked exclusively on the ThinkPad brand defining and marketing commercial notebooks for enterprise, education, and workstation customers. David has an Electrical Engineering degree from North Carolina State University and an MBA from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.

Emily Sherman

Sherman joined HomeAdvisor in 2011, having formerly served with comScore, inc, Devil’s Delivery Service and CNN, and she is a graduate of Duke University.

HomeAdvisor (formerly ServiceMagic), a division of IAC, is the leading resource on the web for local services – connecting millions of consumers with a nationwide network of top-quality screened and top customer-rated service providers.

Rammohan Malasani

Rammohan Malasani is the Founder & CEO of Securifi, a company defining next generation consumer routers and home automation products. Creator of Almond, the world’s first touchscreen wireless router, Securifi is turning the humble home router into a smart home and security hub. The company’s mission is to simplify WiFi and the connected home space for the masses.

With over 15 years in the WiFi industry, Ram’s inventions resulted in several highly successful companies like Securifi and Ubiquiti. He has shown a knack for building challenging hardware companies with little external VC funding.

Prior to Securifi, Ram co-founded Ubiquiti Networks, a global leader in high performance networking technology for service providers and enterprises. Under his leadership, the company was profitable while never raising VC funds.

He has degrees in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras and University of California, San Diego.

Bill Lee

Bill Lee is Vice President of the Smart Home Product Marketing team at Samsung Electronics America Inc. Bill oversees the overall strategy and product development for Samsung’s smart home division, which includes Samsung SmartThings. Prior to assuming this role, he was the Vice President of Samsung’s award-winning television category, Vice President of Category Management and the Vice President of Retail Strategy and Execution.

Before Mr. Lee joined the team at Samsung, he worked as the Chief Revenue Officer at Quirky.com, Vice President of Retail Marketing at Nickelodeon, Vice President of Electronics and Entertainment at Toys R Us, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at D&M Holdings, and lastly, Vice President and General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Sony Electronics.

Jenny Fielding

Jenny Fielding is a Managing Director at Techstars, where she leads both the Fintech and Internet of Things Accelerators in NYC. Prior to joining Techstars, Jenny headed up corporate venture and digital innovation at BBC Worldwide where she made strategic investments and led business development deals. She has also started several companies, most notably Switch-Mobile, a mobile VoIP company that was acquired. She began her career as a lawyer. You can find Jenny somewhere between NYC, London and San Francisco.

Jerome Pesenti

Jerome leads a team of developers and researchers in charge of the IBM Watson Platform – a set of cognitive services that anybody, students, start ups or fortune 500 companies, can integrate through the cloud. Jerome joined IBM after its acquisition of Vivisimo, the innovative search solutions company he co-founded fifteen years ago. Before Vivisimo, Jerome was a visiting scientist at Carnegie Mellon University’s computer science department, carrying out research on document clustering, data mining and artificial intelligence. Jerome is a Carnegie Science Entrepreneur and Pittsburgh 40 under 40 awardee. He is an alumnus of the École Normale Supérieure in Paris with a Ph.D. in pure maths and degrees in philosophy and cognitive sciences.

Noel Lee

Noel Lee revolutionized product categories in the high-end accessory business with speaker and interconnect cables, PowerCenters, headphones and wireless speakers. But the real magic is how he taught CE retailers around the world that selling accessories is critical to profitability in an industry where margins on hardware are disappearing. This program, M4, continues to this day as M6.

In 2008, Lee transformed the portable music industry with the creation and marketing of Beats by Dre headphones. He then taught retailers how to sell them, more than doubling the size of the industry.

Working with Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre was a unique and life-changing experience. It resulted in the sale of Beats to Apple for 3.2 billion dollars. Now Lee is leading Monster to recreate the magic again with newer and more innovative products.

Kari Kivelä

Kari Kivelä leads technology development and design at Ouraring. He is also one of the co-founders of the company. Having previously led global software development at Nokia, Kari is now following his passion, driving the pioneering work for design and miniaturization of the ŌURA ring. Kari is also a jewelry start-up entrepreneur, uniquely combining the two worlds at ŌURA.

Pamela Kiernan

Pamela Kiernan is the Founder, CEO, and visionary behind Ware, the wearable technology apparel company. Ware clothing allows the tech to freely decouple from the clothes, so they can be worn as street wear, are washable, and most importantly, that are scalable into the evolving biosensor landscape. Alley Watch named her “One of 21 People in Wearables You Need to Know in NYC.” Ware clothing is patented. Pamela is also an angel, a passionate investor, and likes lean companies, profits, and efficiencies.

Jeanette Duffy

Jeanette is a youth engagement expert and design thinking professional. She currently works with UNICEF Ventures at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, developing new, collaborative models to educate about and advocate for UNICEF’s work doing whatever it takes to save and protect the world’s most vulnerable children. Her latest venture is UNICEF Kid Power- a movement powered by kids using the first Wearable-For-Good to get kids physically active to save lives.

Jeanette is the co-creator of the Big Ten Network’s BTN LiveBIG and developed the Office of National Drug Control Policy’s Above the Influence toolkit of activities. Previous partners also include the Network for a Healthy California, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Connecticut Health Foundation.

Jeanette has a BA from Binghamton University and an MPA from Baruch College.