Ericsson D-15 IoT Studio team
Ericsson D-15 IoT Studio is where the Internet of Things come 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 to work on the next big thing in IoT.
How it works
2. Design jointly
Together with our team experts, you can refine challenges in user-centric workshops designed to understand the needs of your end user. Rapid prototyping drives development, leveraging lo-fi sketches and cardboard mock-ups to create early-stage models.
3. Deliver completely
After extensive testing and user-driven iteration, we work collectively within our ecosystem, to develop the commercial possibilities of the MVP and build strategies on how to bring it to market.
How IoT can revolutionize your industry
Meet the team
Server Cloud Native Developer
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.
IoT Solution Architect
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.
Director of Business Development
As part of Ericsson’s D-15 IoT Studio, Tracey is responsible for building partnerships and teams focused on co-creating solutions to solve the most challenging issues facing business and society. With over 25 years of experience, Tracey has designed and led corporate innovation programs, driven C-level engagements with Fortune 500 customers, and led global transformation efforts with global clients across multiple industries.
Her work has been recognized by world renowned entities for her groundbreaking work in corporate innovation, and awarded a spot on the Top 100 Women In Tech by Simmon Leadership Council. In addition to her enterprise roles, Tracey also has experience in launching several startups, and dedicates her time to advising new startups and young entrepreneurs looking to bring their passions to life.
Senior Product Manager - IoT
Sampath Santhana is a passionate product and innovation leader, focused on building AI, IoT, Edge, and Cloud-based products & platforms. His special interests include intrapreneurship and customer-centric product development. He joined IoT Studio from Ericsson’s Distributed Cloud group, where was driving Cloud-Native products for 5G building blocks. He has worked for multiple Silicon Valley-based startups as part of Ericsson M&A (Apcera, Cloud Container Orchestration platform & NodePrime, Data Center Automation platform).
Sampath holds a Master’s degree from Carnegie Melon University specialized in Product Management, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. At the IoT Studio, he is responsible for driving new product ideas for IoT, AIoT solutions collaborating with the enterprise partners.
Full Stack Developer IoT
Kevin Pei has 15+ years of development experience within embedded devices, IoT and AI fields. He currently works on the PoC developments of IoT, AI and Computer Vision.
Prior to joining Ericsson, Kevin has worked for Samsung, T-Mobile, AT&T and Lenovo as a Full Stack developer and architect, where he designed and developed PoCs for Industrial IoT – some of them implemented in the real production lines. During his time with Samsung, Kevin recorded a number of patents in Computer Vision, and worked with IoT partners to validate their products and bringing them on-board the IoT ecosystem.
Kevin understands the cellular infrastructure and made several signal analysis and optimization software for RAN when he worked with the country’s largest service providers.
Kevin holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Anna-Maria Moonen is an experienced people- and business- leader with 20 years working at Ericsson. At the IoT Studio, she leads and coordinates our customers, partners and the IoT Studio team as we co-innovate together in the IoT industry transformation journey.
Anna-Maria joins the IoT Studio team from the Digital Services Project Management Organization (PMO) where she previously was the Manager of Project Managers. Her earlier career holds both technical and non-technical roles, starting at Ericsson in Sweden as a designer evolving to tester, team-lead and later project manager. Transitioning to Ericsson US in 2006, the majority of time entails in the Business Support Systems area, where she outlined solutions in BSS & Revenue Assurance as Solution Architect. Later on, she also lead the same team as an Engineer Manager working with end-customers and Ericsson’s engineers.
Anna-Maria holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden.