Steve Hilton is a co-founder and President at MachNation, the leading analyst firm researching Internet of Things (IoT) middleware and platforms. His primary areas of expertise include competitive positioning, marketing media development, cloud services, small and medium businesses and sales channels. Steve serves on Cisco’s IoT World Forum Steering Committee where he is co-chairperson of the Service Provide working group. Steve has 23 years’ experience in technology and communications marketing. Prior to founding MachNation, he built and ran the IoT/M2M and Enterprise practice areas at Analysys Mason. He has also held senior positions at Yankee Group, Lucent Technologies, TDS (Telephone and Data Systems) and Cambridge Strategic Management Group. Steve is a frequent speaker at industry and client events, and publishes articles and blogs in several respected trade journals. He holds a degree in economics from the University of Chicago and a Master’s degree in marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.
Sam Hale is an Analyst and IoT Implementation Specialist at MachNation. His primary areas of technological expertise are systems integration and testing, performance metrics and optimization and vendor analysis. Sam runs MachNation’s IoT Test Environment for IoT platforms and applications where his analyses have been highly demanded by clients. Prior to joining MachNation, Sam worked with both commercial and nonprofit partners formulating cogent systems architectures, leveraging analytic solutions to inform and execute corporate strategy and implementing middleware solutions to help aid in the migration of data and services from legacy systems to cloud platforms. Sam unites his two passions, data analytics and technology, in producing industry-leading research and analyses for MachNation. Sam holds a degree in Psychology from Boston University.
Monica Ricci is an Associate Researcher at MachNation. She has over 25 years of experience in the telecommunications and technology industries. Monica’s primary areas of expertise are customer care, charging, billing and partner settlement processes for the enterprise communications services value chain. She is a specialist in IoT business models and their impact on carrier OSS/BSS including pricing and revenue sharing. She has held management positions in product management and marketing at CSG International and radio frequency engineering roles at an early predecessor of Verizon.
Monica holds a degree in Physics from Santa Clara University and an MBA in Finance and International Business from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Dima Tokar is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer at MachNation, the leading insight services firm researching Internet of Things (IoT) middleware and platforms. His primary areas of expertise are in technology analysis, product management and product marketing of IoT platforms, software and services. Prior to co-founding MachNation, Dima held management positions in technology and marketing at Verivo Software and Fiksu. Dima is a leading speaker at client and industry events, and is highly quoted in the business and trade press. His work on IoT application enablement and device management is highly cited by participants in the IoT ecosystem.
Dima holds a degree in Microbiology from University of Massachusetts Amherst and a Business Administration degree in Finance from UMass Amherst’s Isenberg School of Management. He is fluent in Russian and English.
Based in Barcelona, Spain, Jason Deign is a Contributing Analyst with MachNation. Jason has been tracking technology trends since the 1990s and has worked on assignments ranging from the launch of electronic cash schemes to the development of listings recommendation engines.
He works with a wide range of leading IT companies, including BT, Cisco and iPass, on projects ranging from marketing strategy to executive thought leadership. Elsewhere he offers consultancy to startups and fast-growing enterprises on topics such as financing and market development. He has specialist knowledge of the energy, education, healthcare and professional services sectors and is a regular speaker at events, as well as penning numerous studies and white papers.
Jason holds an Associateship of the Royal College of Science, a degree in life sciences from Imperial College, London, and a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.
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