General Manager IoT, Microsoft
Cyra Richardson is General Manager for Business Development for Microsoft’s cross-company initiative on the Internet of Things (IoT) an Artificial Intelligence (AI). Her ecosystem team focuses on delivering solutions and partnerships to accelerate IoT solutions for our customers. The AI team focuses on delivering solutions and partnerships to democratize augmenting human intelligence. Cyra has enjoyed a long productive career in the industry. She started working at a market research startup in Philadelphia the fledgling IBM PC to cross-tabulate large data sets at 14 years old. She interned at RCA/GE and the Library of Congress. Cyra specialized in data analysis and embedded systems at Drexel University and the University of Pennsylvania. At the National Board of Medical examiners, Cyra built an embedded system to assess physicians for licensure. Avery international leaned on Cyra’s development skills to write firmware for industrial printers. In 1990 Cyra joined Microsoft as a developer. During her tenure, she led several projects on Microsoft Windows CE embedded operating system and development tools including Platform Builder. She’s parted with Microsoft from time to time to run her own startups. In 2010, Amazon recruited Cyra to run their Mobile Web Shopping experience. In 2013, Cyra rejoined as the Group Program Manager for the three Windows 10 IoT editions and she was an engineering lead for what became Azure IoT Suite.
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Editor-In-Chief, Wired Magazine
Nicholas Thompson is an American journalist and editor, currently the editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine. Before that, Thompson was a journalist at The New Yorker magazine, where he was the editor of newyorker.com.
Chief Technology Officer of the United States
Aneesh Paul Chopra is an American executive who served as the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States. He was appointed in 2009 by President Barack Obama and was at the White House through 2012.
Founder & CEO, Girls Who Code
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President & CEO, PTC
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Bestselling Author and Director at MIT
Erik Brynjolfsson is Director of the MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy, Professor at MIT Sloan School, and Research Associate at NBER. His research examines the effects of information technologies on business strategy, productivity and performance, digital commerce, and intangible assets.