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As a Global IoT Cybersecurity Specialist at AWS, Syed is a true leader in his field. As one of the founding members of the AWS IoT organization in the EMEA region, he has played a pivotal role in driving the growth and success of the organization. With his deep technical knowledge and expertise, Syed provides valuable insights and feedback to help develop the best IoT-focused products. He is not just a thought leader but also an active participant in IoT and ML projects and is highly respected in the open-source community. Syed collaborates with other AWS teams around the world to share best practices and build a world-class organization that is dedicated to delivering the best cloud products. Syed's influence extends beyond AWS as well. He is a highly sought-after speaker and author in the industry, having written 3 of the top 10 official AWS workshops and regularly presenting at top tier events such as AWS re:Invent and AWS summits. With his engaging presentations, product demos, and discussions, Syed promotes the adoption of AWS technologies and addresses the critical cybersecurity threats faced by the cloud and IoT.

Syed Rehan


Now in the 25th year of his technology sales career, Rob is the Thales Group ( North Carolina/South Carolina Sales Manager for Data Protection solutions. His IT experience includes being a distributor, a reseller, and a services and managed solutions provider. Several years ago, Rob fell in love with the realm of cybersecurity, providing various assessments and managed security solutions to state agencies and higher education institutions. Today, Rob and his Thales team educate private and public sector organizations throughout the Carolinas on the challenges and solutions around protecting sensitive data: Encryption, Key Management, Data Discovery and Classification, Hardware Security Modules, and Secure File Sharing (

Rob Vanderberry


Jeff Winter is the Sr. Director of Industry Strategy for manufacturing with Hitachi Solutions, where he helps shape the company to be the leading digital transformation provider for Digital Transformation within North America. With over 17 years of experience working for different industrial automation product and solution providers, Jeff has a unique ability to simplify and communicate complex concepts to a wide range of audiences, educating and inspiring people from the shop floor up to the executive board room. As part of his experience, Jeff is also very active in the community of Industry 4.0. He currently is a part of the International Board of Directors for MESA (Manufacturing Enterprise Solutions Association), the leader of the Smart Manufacturing & IIoT Division of ISA (International Society of Automation), a U.S. registered expert for IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) as a member of TC 65, and is on the Smart Manufacturing Advisory Board for Purdue University.

Jeff Winter

/ Hitachi Solutions

Precia Carraway leads Walmart’s Last Mile Drone Delivery business strategy and drives expansion while amplifying the company's presence in existing markets. She has deep experience partnering domestic as well as EMEA businesses and has +15 years in the telecom sectors of IOT, connected cars, autonomous vehicles, and drones - developing a full range of static and mobile connective networks. She studied Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana Tech University.

Precia Carraway

/ Walmart

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