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IEEE Leadership Seminar: Ron Zahavi, Chief Strategist for IoT Standards at Microsoft
Friday, November 17, 2017
12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m.
2460 A.V. Williams Building
For More Information:
Kara Stamets
301 405 4471
stametsk@umd.edu

In this presentation, Ron Zahavi will discuss the Internet of Things, what it is, challenges it presents, how to avoid the pitfalls, new emerging business models and opportunities, and what’s on the horizon.  Most importantly, what skills do you need to be successful in this field?  Ron has worked with IoT for most of his professional experience and will share stories from investment, building IoT solutions, and standards world perspectives.

Ron Zahavi is the Chief Strategist for IoT standards at Microsoft, focused on the Internet of Things standards and consortia and leads Microsoft’s Worldwide IoT Architecture Community. Mr. Zahavi has over 30 years of experience in all aspects of technology management and solution delivery, 17 of those related to IoT solutions.  Prior to joining Microsoft, he ran his own consulting company and held positions as Chief Business Architect at Unisys Corp., and CTO/CIO at several companies managing technology and performing due diligence of potential acquisitions. His breadth of experience includes work with startups, large companies, government, and private equity firms. Mr. Zahavi has also worked in several business domains, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, intelligence, and defense.

Zahavi is a member of the OpenFog and Object Management Group Board of Directors and has served on the OMG Architecture Board. He also represents Microsoft in the Industrial Internet Consortium. He is the author or coauthor of several books, including Business Modeling: A Practical Guide to Realizing Business Value. Mr. Zahavi holds a BSEE from the University of Maryland and an MS in computer science from Johns Hopkins University.

This Event is For: Clark School • Graduate • Undergraduate

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