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Doug Davis

Corporate Vice President and General Manager, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)

Doug Davis is corporate vice president and general manager of the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) at Intel Corporation. In this role, Davis leads a worldwide organization responsible for Intel Architecture computing solutions consisting of hardware, software and services across market segments including industrial automation, retail, aerospace, automotive and other intelligent systems applications.

In 2005, Davis became the general manager of the Embedded and Communications Group where he was instrumental in establishing Intel’s position in embedded market segments such as communications, automotive, retail and industrial control. In 2010, Davis became the general manager for the Netbook and Tablet Group responsible for the platform planning, architecture, enabling and marketing of Intel’s solutions for the netbook and tablet market segments. He became the general manager of Arizona Fab/Sort Manufacturing in 2012 where he was responsible for all aspects of the Arizona wafer factory operations.

Davis graduated from New Mexico State University in 1983 with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering. He earned his master’s degree in business administration from Arizona State University in 1992.

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Elliot Garbus

Vice President, IoT Group and General Manager, Transportation Solutions Group

Elliot Garbus is General Manager of Intel’s Transportation Solutions Division. He is responsible for delivering Intel’s vision for connected cars spanning from In-Vehicle-Infotainment and autonomous driving, to intelligent transportation systems.

Previously, Garbus was vice president of the Software and Services Group and general manager of Business Planning & Marketing for the System Software Division. In this role he was responsible for software technology strategy, Intel’s software development platforms, and establishing a new cross-device open-software platform. Garbus has been general manager of the Visual Computing Software Division delivering programs and developing software products to enhance Intel visual computing capabilities, and prior to that he was general manager of the Developer Relations Division, working with developers to demonstrate and showcase the capability of Intel platforms.

Garbus joined Intel in 1988 and has held positions in general management as well as management positions in processor and platform architecture, new product planning and application engineering. He holds 15 patents relating to microprocessor system design.

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Kumar Balasubramanian

General Manager, Intelligent Solutions Division (ISD), Internet of Things (IoT) Group

Kumar Balasubramanian is the General Manager of the Intelligent Solutions Division (ISD) at Intel. ISD designs and deploys connected, managed, and secured technologies for intelligent systems and the emerging Internet of Things. Since joining Intel in 1990, he has held various technical and management positions in the areas of strategic software enabling, microprocessor architecture, and silicon design. Prior to his current role, Kumar led software alliances with the global software ecosystem. A member of the Intel Enterprise Board of Advisors committee, Kumar has represented Intel at various enterprise industry forums, published several technical articles, and been granted a patent. Kumar holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from Dartmouth College.


Jim Robinson

General Manager, Segments and Broad Market Division, Internet of Things Group (IOTG)

Jim Robinson is the General Manager of the Segments and Broad Market Division for Intel’s Internet of Things Group (IOTG), responsible for delivering a comprehensive go-to-market, ecosystem and channel strategy to serve thousands of ODM and OEM customers and cultivate new business to grow the intelligent systems market segment. This includes key IOTG market segments such as Industrial, Energy, Medical, Print imaging, Digital Surveillance & Security, and Military/Aerospace/Government. Jim’s organization is also responsible for managing ISG’s supply/demand/revenue/pricing, and long life product delivery,as well as product documentation readiness.

Jim joined Intel in 2000 as a member of the Industry Marketing team within the Embedded Intel Architecture (IA) Division. Since then, Jim has held a variety of positions within Intel, including Embedded IA Channel marketing manager, Pricing director, and Business Operations director. Jim holds a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts from Hamilton College in Clinton, NY and a Masters of Business Administration from Arizona State University WP Carey School of Business.

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Sam Lamagna

Director of Advanced Driving Technologies, Transportation Solutions Division, Internet of Things (IoT)  Group

Sam leads development and implementation of both business and engineering strategies targeted at accelerating the proliferation of a spectrum of forward-looking intelligent commuting technologies such as Advanced Driver Assist Systems (ADAS), Autonomous Vehicle Capabilities, and Intelligent Transportation Infrastructure.

La Magna has held a variety of roles throughout his career at Intel, most recently as Technical Assistant and Chief of Staff to Ton Steenman, VP/GM of the Intelligent Systems Group at Intel. La Magna joined Intel in 1999 and has over 22 years of 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit embedded design and computing experiences. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from Arizona State University, and hold a Masters of Business Administration in Global Management.

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Joel Hoffmann

Automotive Strategist, Transportation Solutions Division, Internet of Things (IoT)  Group

Joel leads the strategic focus for next generation automotive use cases, providing direction for silicon development that applies to cars several generations into the future. He also drives the infotainment group toward a common and open vision, which includes spearheading new market development around advanced driving technologies.

Pioneering open software innovation, Hoffmann has been involved in GENIVI Alliance since its inception, developed the original name and branding concepts, as well as continues as a board member, leads the marketing team, and holds officer title as Treasurer of the alliance. Continue the conversation on Twitter, @Intel_Joel


Shahram Mehraban

Global Head of Energy & Industrial Segments, Internet of Things (IoT) Group

Mehraban currently leads a team of marketing engineers and platform architects to drive solution-centric product innovation in Intel’s embedded energy and industrial businesses. In this role he is responsible for setting research directions, conducting comparative qualitative and quantitative research globally, leading new product and solution strategy and definition for Intel in the power and automation industries.

Prior to joining Intel in 2000, he held a number of technical marketing and business development roles at Trillium, Glenayre, Nokia and Motorola.

Mehraban received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from University of British Columbia in 1992 and Master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Victoria in 1995. He is a self-proclaimed tech enthusiast and early adopter of all types of consumer electronics. He likes to run and watch European soccer on the weekends. Continue the conversation on Twitter, @Intel_Shahram


Adam Burns

Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development, Internet of Things (IoT)  Group

Adam Burns is the Director of Strategic Planning and Business Development for the Intelligent Solutions Division (ISD) at Intel and is responsible for customer and partner engagement, in addition to identifying changing use models and customer requirements driven by the Internet of Things (IoT).

Prior to his current position, Adam managed the Energy and Industrial market segments for the Intelligent Systems Group and was a service business development manager in the Software and Services Group (SSG) at Intel. Adam holds a MBA from Stanford University and Computer Engineering degree from Duke University.


Brian Roberts

Retail Software Product Manager, Retail Solutions Division (RSD)

Brian owns all retail software products for the RSD where he drives direction for future capabilities, branding, positioning and product completeness functions.  He has held multiple roles at Intel in Information Technology (IT), Technology Manufacturing Group (TMG) and Product Marketing to name a few.  Brian holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Arizona State University and an MBA from the W.P. Carey School of Business and spends most of his free time with his family and riding the mountains of the Phoenix metropolitan area.

Alan Ignatowski

Product Line Manager, Internet of Things (IoT)  Group

Alan has over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry and is currently the Product Line Manager for the 4th gen Intel® Core™ Processor Platform in Intel’s IOTG. He has held multiple roles in Product management, Marketing and Platform Planning positions at Intel as well as serving on his local high school Soccer & Football Booster clubs and was the head coach of the 2nd place Gilbert National Little League White Sox. Alan holds a BSEE from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Michigan & spends most of his free time with his family and desperately trying to become the next great American photographer.

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Terri Blake

Marketing Specialist, Internet of Things (IoT)  Group

Terri has been with Intel for 15 years, and is a Marketing Specialist for the Intel Internet of Things Group (IOTG). She has a diverse background with extensive experience in the technical environment, ranging from communications and marketing to social media. Learn more about her professional background on LinkedIn. Join in the conversation by following Twitter: @Terri_Blake and @Inteliot and of course friend us on Facebook! We hope to engage you for your point-of-view on technology and the future of the Internet of Things.

Joe Jensen

General Manager, Retail Solutions Division 
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Joe Jensen is the general manager of the Retail Solutions Division (RSD) for the Intelligent Systems Group at Intel Corporation. RSD is responsible for driving solutions into the retail industry. Previously, Joe was the general manager of the Connected Solutions Division (CSD), Embedded Computing Division (ECD) and before that he directed the strategic planning, marketing and operations for Intel’s Consumer Electronics Group. He was also the general manager of the Embedded Intel Architecture Division within Intel. Intel’s Embedded Intel Architecture focus is the development of new market segments and applications for Intel core PC and server technologies. These market segments include communications, point-of-sale, industrial computer and educational computing. Joe has a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from South Dakota State University and a master’s degree from Arizona State University. He started with Intel in 1984 in engineering and has worked in all aspects of the semiconductor business, including product design, manufacturing and marketing.

Michelle Tinsley

Director, Transactional Retail, Retail Solutions Division

Michelle Tinsley is the director of the Transactional Retail team in the Retail Solutions Division. In this capacity, she is responsible for Intel’s efforts in setting global strategy for transactional devices and defining product strategies to solve end retailer problems.  During her 21-year span at Intel, Tinsley has progressed from controller proxy in Copenhagen, Denmark, to supporting the Intelligent Systems Group in various controller positions, and then General Manager of the Personal Solutions Division. Outside of Intel, Tinsley is an active member of the Arizona State University Dean’s Council of 100, a hand-selected group of professional thought-leaders who council the W. P. Carey School of Business in both undergraduate and post-graduate degrees. Michelle is also an active angel investor in the Arizona Technology Investment Forum and also serves on the Valley of The Sun United Way Financial Stability Advisory council.  Tinsley received her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Oregon and an MBA from Arizona State University.

Follow her on Twitter at: @Intel_Michelle

Dan Gutwein

Director, End-User Enablement, Retail Solutions Division
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Dan Gutwein is the Director of the End User Enabling Team in the Retail Solutions Division within the Intelligent Systems Group at Intel. Dan’s team helps meet retailers’ demand for increasingly innovative solutions, including remote management, analytics and customer engagement.

A nine-year veteran of Intel, Dan brings more than 20 years of experience helping customers solve business problems with technology solutions. Prior to Intel, Dan held several senior management positions with AT&T, including most recently director of global accounts in Southern California. Dan has a bachelor’s degree in economics and finance from the University of South Carolina and an MBA from the University of Phoenix.

Rose Schooler

General Manager, Communications Infrastructure Division

Rose Schooler is General Manager of the Communications Infrastructure Division within the Intel Intelligent Systems Group. Her team is responsible for delivering Intel architecture solutions for application, control, packet and signal processing within communications market segments including: wireless infrastructure, network appliances, routers and switches – to name a few. Rose has been with Intel for 22 years, beginning as a process engineer in silicon manufacturing. For the past 13 years, Rose has focused on building the Embedded Intel Architecture business in various market segments. In this role, she has driven technologies transitions such as ATCA and Intel’s embedded System-on-Chip technology in addition to leading a number of development efforts for processors and chipsets within the embedded market segments. Rose graduated from Pennsylvania State University and holds a bachelor’s degree in ceramic science and engineering.

Outside of work, Rose spends the majority of her free time on a soccer field cheering on her daughter. She also enjoys traveling, hiking and working out. You can also follow her on Twitter: @RoseSchooler

Ton Steenman

Vice President, Internet of Things (IoT) Group
General Manager, Internet of Things Strategy and Technology Office

Ton Steenman is vice president of the Internet of Things (IoT)  Group and general manager of the Internet of Things Strategy and Technology Office at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for managing the IoT strategy across all of Intel’s assets, including development of strategic business objectives, an end-to-end implementation strategy, driving external industry and partner leadership, and technical alignment to deliver foundational IoT technologies and solutions. IoT is a significant area of growth for Intel, and the company has a wide range of technologies and assets to help customers realize the business transformational opportunity IoT offers.

Steenman has held numerous general management and marketing leadership positions in Intel’s business groups, and several positions in Intel’s field sales organization. His most recent assignment was general manager for the Internet of Things Group. Over the past years, he has held general management positions for the Embedded Intel Architecture Division, the Modular Communications Platform Division, the Embedded and Communications Processor Division and the Low-power Embedded Products Division.

Steenman was instrumental in establishing Intel’s position in embedded market segments such as communications, automotive, retail, and industrial control. Intel’s position in this market has strengthened considerably over the past decade as the company has introduced a broad set of Intel Architecture-based platforms. Furthermore, Intel has built out a rich ecosystem of companies that provide hardware and software solutions specifically focused on the requirements of intelligent connected devices.

Prior to joining Intel in 1982, he held software engineering and microprocessor design positions at Siemens Netherlands and the Royal Dutch Air Force.

He received his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1980 in the Netherlands.