Andy Thurai

Andy Thurai is the Chief Strategist for the IBM Cloud Platform. Andy manages the platform strategy team that is responsible for creating the Watson Cloud Platform enabling IBM customers to run Cognitive, Edge/IoT, Video, Analytic and other enterprise workloads on the IBM native cloud platform.



Jayant Thomas, GE Digital, Director of Engineering, Industrial Internet of Things Platform

Jayant Thomas is the Director of Engineering, Industrial Internet of Things Platform at GE Digital. Jayant is the Engineering Leader for Asset Performance Management (APM) GE’s flagship SaaS/PaaS platform for Industrial Internet featuring key Analytics that provides remote monitoring to asset insights and health.



Rajan Raghavan, The Fabric, CEO

Rajan Raghavan is CEO and Co-founder of The Fabric, a startup co-creation foundry, and accelerator. Rajan actively collaborates with entrepreneurs to help create startups in cloud space. Previously, he was a founder of several companies. Prior to The Fabric, Rajan co-founded Ankeena, which was acquired by Juniper. Rajan has also served as an adviser to numerous startups in the software, semiconductor, and systems space.

Rajan holds an MS in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University, MBA from Syracuse University, and Bachelors degree from the National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli.



Marc Petock, Lynxspring, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer

Marc is a pioneer in leading the Intelligent/Smart Buildings and the M2M/IoT movements pushing them forward. As Chief Marketing and Communications Officer for Lynxspring, Marc leads corporate and product marketing, strategy, brand management and communications that support the company’s strategic and growth initiatives. Prior to Lynxspring, Marc was the Vice President, Global Marketing and Communications at Tridium. 

On the cyber security front, in addition to leading efforts as it relates to building and energy management systems, Marc has authored several articles on the subject and helped develop and bring to market the industry’s first cyber solution designed specifically to enhance remote access protection of commercial building automation and energy management systems.