Upcoming Events


AWS IoT Innovators - SFO - July 13, 2018

AWS IoT Innovators - NYC - June 19, 2018

MIT Connected Things 2018 at MIT Media Lab

IoT Evolution - Las Vegas, NV


CTIA SuperMobility 2016 - Las Vegas, NV


Mark Thirman


​​Over 25 years of leadership experience in early-stage and established M2M and telecom companies.  Most recently at Vodafone as Vice President Alternate Channels/M2M Americas, the world's leading mobile operator, Mark worked on key partnerships with channels, operators, and emerging M2M solution providers.  These partnerships focused on M2M and connecting things. At fleet/telematics platform provider Illume Software as VP BusDev, he evangelized mobile safety issues with telcos, software providers, government and trade groups, and enterprises. Previously, Mark was the founder/CEO of AirPrint Networks, an early-stage secure connected printer/document management platform provider.  Mark's prior positions include executive roles in business and market development at Pingtel Corp (acquired by Nortel)., GTE Internetworking (now Verizon), VideoServer, VTEL, PictureTel (now Polycom). Mark is the board chairman (emeritus) for AccesSportAmerica, a national non-profit that adapts and teaches high-challenge sports to children and adults with disabilities (www.accessportamerica.org). Mark studied piano performance at Michigan State University and the Berklee College of Music. Mark is active with the MIT Enterprise Forum and is a frequent guest lecturer at MIT and Tufts University along with many conferences and events including IOT Slam, IoT Evolution, GoMobile, Body Computing (USC), CTIA, and others.   Mark has finished 12 slow Boston Marathons and is a married father of four kids.  Boards: ROTU Media & Entertainment, AccesSportAmerica.  Mark chairs the MIT Connected Things Conference (2017, 2018) and sits on the MIT Enterprise Forum Board.

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