Jonathan Ballon, VP|GM IoT at Intel to Keynote at IoT Stars #MWC16

Jonathan Ballon, VP|GM IoT at Intel to Keynote at IoT Stars #MWC16

On Monday, February 22, 2016 at the amazing Antiga Fàbrica Estrella Damm, 10 startups will be pitching in front of a top-notch jury and audience. It’s a unique opportunity to meet and network with C-level industry leaders, entrepreneurs, designers, developers, investors, press & media working in the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem.

Startups working in the IoT and want to pitch at the event can apply here before January 20th.

We are pleased to announce Jonathan Ballon, VP | GM IoT at Intel as our opening keynote at the IoT Stars startup pitching event for Internet of Things startups during the Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona.

Jonathan Ballon, Intel

Jonathan Ballon is vice president in the Internet of Things Group (IOTG) and general manager of the Markets and Channels Acceleration Division at Intel Corporation. He is responsible for managing and driving revenue across a portfolio of growth segments, while also incubating new sectors and business models. In addition, he is responsible for driving scale across all IoT segments through various channels and routes to market.

Prior to joining Intel, Ballon served as chief strategy officer and chief operations officer for General Electric’s Industrial Internet business, and served as corporate vice president at Cisco leading the office of strategy and planning. He presently also serves as an advisor and board member to several Silicon Valley based startups and accelerators.

Ballon holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of California, San Diego, summa cum laude, and an MBA degree in strategic planning and operations management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Another keynote talk will be provided by Scott Jenson, Product Strategist at Google.

Scott Jenson, Google

Scott Jenson has been in the design business for over 30 years, working at Apple, Symbian, frog design and Google on projects such as Mac System 7, Apple’s User Interface Guidelines, the Newton, Google Mobile Maps. He is now on the Chrome team, working on the Physical Web project.

The jury judging the startups include our keynote speakers and:

Rob Tiffany, Global Technology Lead: Internet of Things at Microsoft

Robin Wauters, Co-founder and editor-in-chief of

Erik Kruse, Strategic Marketing Manager and Networked Society Evangelist at Ericsson

Redg Snodgrass, CEO at ReadWrite and Wearable World

More jury members to be confirmed soon.

Early Bird tickets are available to attend the event till January 20th. Don’t wait last minute to book as the event sold out last year. 

Sponsor and Startup exhibition space opportunities

Sponsor and product booth spaces for startups are available in the networking areas to showcase your products and get in touch for one-on-one conversations and demos with our audience. The entrance brewery foyer and the outside terrace top floor will be used for the networking areas. Both areas are perfect to host startup and sponsor exhibition booths. 

Get in touch and let us know if you’re interested to participate or sponsor. 

The event is organised by shift 2020 in collaboration with IoT Meetup BCN and supported by Estrella DammIntelRedknee and Indiegogo.

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