Augmented Intelligence
The new AI of IoT

Mountain View, November 15, 2017

CEO & Chairman, C3IoT
"Cloud computing, big data, machine learning
and social human-computer interactions are
unstoppable vectors in driving IoT"
Tom Siebel
CMO, Verve
"The future of retail is
understanding the omnichannel
consumer behavior dynamics"
Julie Bernard
President, Bell Labs
"Network latency must come down
from 100MS to 1MS for proliferation of IoT"
Marcus Weldon
Partner, McKinsey
"The real power of IoT
is going to be a function of
actionable insights that include
predictive analytics"
Mark Patel
President of Applications & Analytics, Nokia
“The value of IoT is in
application and experience”
Bhaskar Gorti

World of Connections is an invitation only event assembling 250 entrepreneurs, innovators, VCs and technology leaders. It is the premier conference focused on the Internet of Things (IoT) for senior executives to examine what's next for business and technology in the increasingly connected world.

The event will be held on November 15th, 2017 at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California. Attendance is free of charge.


Keynotes 2017

The Connected World requires a new paradigm for the vast array of networked machines and sensors that will digitize our world. Augmented Intelligence leverages both artificial and human intelligence to optimize and make sense of our increasingly Connected World. The speakers and audience at World of Connections explore how Augmented Intelligence will impact our daily lives, communities and business.

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Michael Capellas

CEO of Capellas Partners and board member at Cisco, Mulesoft, Flex, JDA and Solace Systems

Michael Capellas

CEO of Capellas Partners and board member at Cisco, Mulesoft, Flex, JDA and Solace Systems

Michael is the founder and CEO of Capellas Partners, a strategic technology advisory firm.

He currently serves on the Board of Flex (Chair), Cisco, MuleSoft (Independent Lead Director), JDA (Chair) and Solace Systems. He is a Senior Advisor to Blackstone and also on the Advisory Boards of Deutsche Bank and Kony.
A four-time corporate CEO, Michael’s career as a global technology leader has spanned from innovative technology start-ups to large corporate turnarounds. He spent the first decade of his career at Schlumberger, followed by positions at software leaders, Oracle and SAP. In 1999, Michael was named CEO of Compaq Computer Corporation and a year later, added the title of chairman. During his tenure, the company was recognized as the global leader in computer servers. He was named President of Hewlett Packard following the merger between Compaq and HP. In 2002, Michael was recruited as Chairman and CEO of Worldcom post- bankruptcy and transformed the company from a long distance provider into the world’s largest carrier of internet traffic. After the restructuring, WorldCom relisted on the NASDAQ as the new MCI. After Verizon acquired MCI, Michael was named Chairman and CEO of First Data Corporation, a global leader in payments and electronic commerce. From 2009 through 2012, Michael became Founding Chairman and CEO of VCE, the Virtual Computing Company, a joint venture between Cisco, EMC and VMware which developed and commercialized an innovative platform for cloud computing. During his tenure at VCE, Michael co-chaired the Federal Commission on Deployment of the Cloud (Cloud2), comprised of 71 leading U.S. companies and universities, who finalized a set of recommendations for driving U.S. cloud adoption, spurring U.S. job growth and enhancing overall U.S. competitiveness in the world.

He graduated from Kent State University and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

Risto Siilasmaa
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Risto Siilasmaa

Founder, F-Secure & Chairman, Nokia

Risto Siilasmaa

Founder, F-Secure & Chairman, Nokia

Chair of the Board of Directors of Nokia Corporation. Board member since 2008. Chair since 2012. Chair of the Corporate Governance and Nomination Committee.

Master of Science (Eng.), Helsinki University of Technology, Finland.

President and CEO of F-Secure Corporation 1988-2006.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of F-Secure Corporation. Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Federation of Finnish Technology Industries. Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of The Confederation of Finnish Industries (EK). Member of European Roundtable of Industrialists. Member of the Board of Directors of Alcatel Lucent SA 2016.

Chairman of the Board of Directors of Elisa Corporation 2008-2012.

Amy Wilkinson
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Amy Wilkinson

Author, Creator's Code

Amy Wilkinson

Author, Creator's Code

Amy Wilkinson is CEO and founder of Ingenuity, lecturer at Stan- ford Graduate School of Business and author of The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs. She advises executives and emerging leaders around the world on how to master the skills that underlie entrepreneurial success.

Wilkinson’s career spans leadership roles at McKinsey & Company, J.P. Morgan and as founder of Alegre, a foreign-based export com- pany. She has also served in the White House as a senior policy advisor to the United States Trade Representative and a White House Fellow.

Fascinated by how leaders must reinvent their approaches to excel in an entrepreneurial age, Wilkinson interviewed 200 of today’s top entrepreneurs including the founders of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, Airbnb, LinkedIn, eBay, PayPal, Dropbox, Chipotle, Under Armour, Spanx, Jetblue, and Revolution Foods to distill what it takes to go from start-up to scale in our rapidly changing economy. She conducted this work while a senior fellow at Harvard University and public policy scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center. The Ewing Marian Kauffman Foundation awarded Wilkinson a grant for her groundbreaking research on high growth entrepreneurs.

Wilkinson has been a keynote speaker for corporations, institutes, and universities around the world. Recent speaking events include the World Economic Forum at Davos, Consumer Electronics Show, NASSCOM (India’s Leadership Forum), Microsoft, IBM, TD Ameritrade, National Governor’s Association, and Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

She is an expert for The Wall Street Journal. Wilkinson and her work have been featured by CNN, Fox News, CNBC, Bloomberg TV & Radio, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Fortune, Forbes, Inc. TIME, The Washington Post, and USA Today.

Wilkinson earned a BA, MA, and MBA from Stanford University. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and an Eisenhower Fellow.

Marcus Weldon
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Marcus Weldon

President, Bell Labs

Marcus Weldon

President, Bell Labs

As President of Bell Labs and Corporate Chief Technology Officer, Marcus Weldon is responsible for coordinating the technical strategy across the company and driving technological and architectural innovations into the portfolio.

Marcus is considered one of the luminaries in our industry in terms of the clarity, depth and breadth of his vision, and his track of picking the right technological disruptions and opportunities, from vectoring for copper access, to the evolution to LTE overlay and Small Cells, to the emergence of virtualization and SDN as profound industry changing forces and the movement towards edge cloud architectures. He combines this vision with the power of Bell Labs, to create a unique innovation engine whose goal is to ‘invent the future’ of the networking and communications industry.

Commenting on this joint role, Marcus said: “We are in a unique period in human history where we are on the verge of a new technological revolution defined by the digitization and connection of everything and everyone. This will require 100-fold or more improvement in network scale, flexibility, programmability and cost per bit. And in order to achieve these goals, the cloud will merge with and move to the edge of the network, and device functionality will similarly be increasingly be implemented in this ‘cloud integrated network’. These types of big networking challenges are quintessential ‘Bell Labs challenges’ and we are rising to meet them as we have for the better part of 90 years by fundamental technological breakthroughs that have the potential to be 10 times better than those available today in any key dimension.”

Marcus holds a B.S in Chemistry and Computer Science from King’s College, London, and a Ph.D. degree in Physical Chemistry from Harvard University. In 1995, he joined the Physics Division at AT&T Bell Labs as a post-doctoral researcher, before becoming a Member of Technical Staff in the Optical Materials Division. He won a series of scientific and engineering society awards for his work on electronic and optical materials.

He was selected as one of the Global Telecoms Business Power 100 of the most influential people in ICT in 2014 and one of their ‘Top CTOs to watch in 2015’. He was a member of the Executive Board of ATIS (Alliance for Telecommunications Industry Solutions) and a member of the former FCC Open Internet Advisory Committee. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Liberty Science Center in New Jersey and an advisor to select Venture Funds. He is the editor of the recent book “The Future X Network: A Bell Labs Perspective” (Taylor and Francis, 2015).

Nir Erez
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Nir Erez

CEO, Moovit

Nir Erez

CEO, Moovit

Nir Erez, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience leading technology startups, is the CEO and co-founder of Moovit. Prior to Moovit, Nir was also founder and CEO of both ActionBase and Eyron Software Solutions. Nir is also co-owner and co-founder of Eyron Group which invests in early-stage software companies. Nir graduated from the Mamram Academy and holds a degree in Physics.

Max Yankelevich
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Max Yankelevich

CEO, WorkFusion

Max Yankelevich

CEO, WorkFusion

Max founded WorkFusion in 2010 out of MIT’s CSAIL and now spearheads the company's work combining artificial intelligence and robotics to build products such as the Smart Process Automation, RPA Express and Chatbots. An evangelist for the emerging field of Intelligent Automating and a dynamic speaker, Max has changed the perception of work automation among decision makers. Max attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied computer science and mathematics. He is a seasoned technology entrepreneur with more than 15 years of experience in large-scale cloud computing and start-up technology companies with a focus on business. Max is also Founder/Chief Architect at Freedom OSS.

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Jay Walder

CEO, Motivate

Jay Walder

CEO, Motivate

Jay H. Walder is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Motivate
Motivate is the global leader in bike share powering over 56,000 bikes on 4 continents.
Motivate operates many of the largest bike share programs in the nation including Citi Bike, Divvy, Capital Bikeshare, Hubway. Ford GoBike will join these programs as the second largest bike share in the United States by the end of 2018.
Mr. Walder was recruited to Motivate in October 2014 as the company was acquired by new investors.

Mr. Walder has enjoyed a distinguished international career in the public transportation sector, which includes 30 years working in the rail industry in the United States and the United Kingdom. Before joining Alta Bicycle Share, Mr. Walder was the Chief Executive Officer of MTR Corporation in Hong Kong, one of the world’s largest rail and property companies. Prior to that, Mr. Walder was the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. From 2007 to 2009, he was a partner at McKinsey & Company London where he was the global leader of the firm’s Infrastructure Practice. Between 2001 and 2007, he was Managing Director, Finance and Planning at Transport for London and prior to that he was a Lecturer at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Mr. Walder holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics with Honors from Binghamton University, Harpur College, and a Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He also completed the Executive Programme in Strategic Leadership from Templeton College at the University of Oxford.

Mr. Walder is on the Board of Advisors of the Taubman Center at the Harvard Kennedy School and is a member of the Visiting Committee for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Mr. Walder was on the Executive Committee of the American Public Transit Association (APTA), the Executive Board of the International Association of Public Transport (UITP).

Marianne Wu
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Marianne Wu

Managing Director, GE Ventures

Marianne Wu

Managing Director, GE Ventures

Marianne leads Energy and IoT investing at GE Ventures.

She is passionate about new business models and the opportunity for new technologies to transform industry. She is particularly interested in the intersection of digital and physical and the opportunity for digital technology to transform our industrial sector.

Her team focuses on IoT, energy, smart cities, smart buildings, automotive, ag and interesting industrial applications of data. The portfolio includes: Bit Stew Systems (acquired by GE), Sensity (acquired by Verizon), Solar Edge (SEDG), TPI (TPIC), Stem, Sonnen, Resin, TTTech, Rigup.

Marianne is an experienced venture investor, start-up executive, and management consultant and has spent her career focused on bringing new technology to market. Prior to joining GE, she was a Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures where she invested in leading technology and energy companies. Previously, she was VP Marketing at ONI Systems and consultant at McKinsey & Company. Marianne started her career as a development engineer.

Marianne holds a Ph.D. EE from Stanford University and earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia, where she is also on the Advisory Board. She has been named one of SV Women of Influence, top 10 Women in Cleantech, CVC Rising Star and has been frequently cited in the press.


A Destination for IoT

During the day, we cover three main areas touched by Augmented Intelligence: Customer engagement and workplace automation in the enterprise, our cities and how they are becoming smarter, and finally, our private lives and how digitization augments healthcare, entertainment and the home.

Registration & Breakfast

8:00am - 9:00am
Welcome and Opening

Paul Asel, Managing Partner, NGP

9:00am - 9:10am
Opening Remarks

Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Nokia

9:10am - 9:30am
McKinsey on AI in IoT

Mark Patel, Partner, McKinsey

9:30am - 9:50am
Fireside chat

Michael Capellas, CEO, Capellas Partners

9:50am - 10:20am
Company Presentation: Workfusion on The Augmented Workforce

Max Yankelevich, CEO, Workfusion

10:20am - 10:30am
Panel: The Intelligent Enterprise

Upal Basu, Partner, NGP - Moderator
Nitin Narkhede, General Manager of Emerging Technologies and Innovation, Wipro
Aleksandr Yampolskiy, founder and CEO, Security Scorecard

10:30am -11:00am
Networking Break

11:00am - 11:10am
Keynote: Smart Cities - The Global View

Jay Walder, CEO Motivate and former CEO of New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority

11:10am - 11:30pm
View from the Top: Copenhagen

Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, CEO, Copenhagen City & Port Development

Company Presentation: Moovit on Smarter Commuting

Nir Erez, CEO, Moovit

11:50am - 12:00am
Panel: Smart Cities

Bo Ilsoe, Partner, NGP
Scott Kubly, Director, Seattle Department of Transportation
Gillian Gillett, Director of Transportation Policy, City and County of San Francisco
Nir Erez, CEO, Moovit
Jens Kramer Mikkelsen, CEO, Copenhagen City & Port Development

12:00am - 12:30pm
Lunch Break

12:30pm - 1:25pm
Keynote: Bell Labs on Augmented Intelligence in IoT

Marcus Weldon, President, Bell Labs

12:50pm - 1:15pm
Keynote: A Digital Home for Aging in Place

Sam Adams, Senior Fellow, IBM Research

1:15pm – 1:50pm
Company Presentation: TBC

1:50pm - 2:00pm
Panel: Augmented Digital Life

John Gardner, Partner, NGP - Moderator
David Selinger, CEO, Deep Sentinel
Joseph Kvedar, Managing Director, Partners Healthcare
Marlene Maheu, Telebehavioral Health Institute

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Networking Break

2:30pm - 2:45pm
Keynote: GE and the Role of AI in IOT

Marianne Wu, Managing Director, GE Ventures

2:45pm – 3:10pm
Panel: Investing in Augmented Intelligence

Uwe Higgen, Managing Partner, BMW Venture
Rama Sekhar, Partner, Norwest Ventures
Arif Janmohamed, Partner, Lightspeed Ventures

3:10pm - 3:50pm
Keynote: The Creator's Code

Amy Wilkinson, CEO, Ingenuity & Author of The Creators Code

3:50pm - 4:20pm
Closing Remarks

David Tang, Partner, NGP

4:20pm - 4.30pm
Cocktail Reception

4:30pm - 6:00pm


Computer History Museum

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043

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