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Ericsson D-15 IoT Studio team

The D-15 IoT Studio is where the Internet of Things comes to life at Ericsson in Silicon Valley. It combines the latest 5G connectivity, IoT hardware, software and analytics, lab space, plus business and technical experts to co-create compelling solutions that move the needle. In addition to being a place for events and meetups, it's also the perfect space for developers and startups to come work on the next big thing in IoT.

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Shannon Lucas

Shannon Lucas
Head of Emerging Business Global Customer Unit

With over twenty years' experience working with startups, launching her own ventures, and driving innovation into the world's largest companies, Shannon is a true disruptor and changemaker. Today she leads the Global Emerging Business unit for Ericsson in Santa Clara, California.

Throughout her career, Shannon has repeatedly brought groups together to dare, design and deliver new solutions using cutting-edge technologies. At Cisco's Hyperinnovation Living Lab (as Senior Innovation Architect) and Vodafone Global Enterprise (as Director of Innovation) she led global customer innovation programs supporting all three horizons of innovation; shifting enterprise customer relationships to collaborative innovation partnerships.

Shannon is a global thought leader, with a special interest in how intrapreneurship drives successful corporate innovation programs. She has shared her vision on collaborative innovation at TedX events. She has co-created new products with leading innovation giants including GE, Amazon, Intel, Citibank, & Thomson Reuters.

Having also acted as a rescue volunteer, Shannon brings her rich background in inspiring teams, survival skills, leveraging her expertise in cutting-edge tech and new product introduction to the role at Ericsson.

Shannon earned her BA in Art History from The American University of Paris and has served on a variety of non-profit boards. She lives in Silicon Valley with her fiancé Adam, her sons and her two cats.

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Daniel Elizalde

Daniel Elizalde
Vice President  for IoT North America

Daniel Elizalde heads the Ericsson IoT studio in Silicon Valley. He has over 18 years of experience managing the lifecycle of IoT products in many industries, including manufacturing, automotive and renewable energy. Before joining Ericsson, Daniel worked as an IoT product coach helping Executives and Product Leaders develop a successful IoT product strategy. Daniel has trained over 1,200 professionals around the world on his approach to IoT strategy and he teaches IoT strategy and product management at Stanford University.

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Joe Walsh

Joe Walsh

Joe is a senior executive with experience working with companies of all sizes from Fortune 100 to startup entrepreneurial ventures. He has deep experience as a strategy consultant in the telecommunications, media, and technology (TMT) space including large operators such as AT&T, Comcast, Cox Communications, etc. as well as international operators such as Nextel International. Joe has also consulted for OEMs and related companies including Ericsson, Brightstar, and Microsoft.

As an entrepreneur, Joe has started, been a key member, invested in, or advised many companies including co-founding SquareLoop (location-based mobile messaging), BnBFinder (hospitality), kinkos.com (online printing), etc. He also has experience in starting entrepreneurial ventures from within large organizations including an image management practice while at AMS and the mobile commerce practice while at inCode.

Joe has a broad management background covering most disciplines including product management, new business incubation, operations, customer experience, marketing, finance, technology, sales and distribution, and general management.

He has a proven track record leading multi-disciplinary teams across organizations and companies to generate results.

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Bryan Halvenstein

Bryan Havenstein

Bryan is new to the IoT world and recently joined the team as a server/cloud native developer. He has been part of Ericsson since 1998, having held many varying roles including software developer, tester, project manager, and architect. He has worked in several locations and units in the US and Sweden and comes to the IoT Studio from the Ericsson Cloud Manager development team, where he worked as platform architect. He has high interest in streamlining build and deployment chains and continuous integration design, implementation and process as well as working toward fully virtualized, cloud-native software, which he is looking forward to applying to Ericsson's IoT products and solutions.

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Douglas Boling

Douglas Boling

Doug joins Ericsson with 25 years of experience in the IoT space as a consultant, speaker and author. He has worked a number of companies in the IoT space such as Microsoft, Rockwell, HP, FedEx, Agilent and Motorola. His book, "Programming Microsoft Windows CE" was published by Microsoft Press in four editions. Before his work in IoT, Doug was a contributing editor to PC Magazine and Microsoft's MSDN Magazine as well as an engineer at IBM where he worked on everything from personal computer software to combat systems for nuclear submarines. When not working, Doug loves to swim, bike and downhill ski.

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