Ed White, Chairman & CEO, Field2Base, Inc.
Ed White is Chairman of the Board and CEO of Field2Base, Inc., a Morrisville, NC based technology company that uses tablet computers, wireless communications and Field2Base software to support mobile forms automation for a variety of vertical markets. He is also the founder of White Ventures LLC, a private equity and commercial real estate development company.
In 1980, after working for Westinghouse Electric Corporation for several years, Ed founded Utility Translation Systems, Inc. (UTS), a very successful remote-meter reading software company headquartered in Raleigh, NC. In 1996 he sold UTS to Itron, Inc., a leading supplier of energy information and communications solutions to the utility industry. He served as Itron’s Chairman of the Board until retiring in 2003 and has been a frequent speaker on metering and deregulation of the power supply industry conferences throughout the world.
Ed is a graduate of the North Carolina State University School of Engineering, and is past president and a current member of the university’s Engineering Foundation’s Board of Directors. He has served on the Board of Directors of Morrisville’s Chamber of Commerce and is their former chairman. He is also the former Chairman of the Board for GRIDiant, Inc., and is on the board of directors for Stewart Engineering, Research Triangle Regional Partnership, and a former director of eMeter. He is Chairman and a founding board member of the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster. He has also served as president of North Ridge Country Club.
Bob Thomas, VP of Sales, ClearConnex
Bob is an excellent communicator with a proven track record of motivating teams and achieving objectives in sales, marketing, product, and program management. He has experience in managing all phases of sales development cycles with a recent focus on new products and solutions in emerging market spaces.
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Ryan Keefe, VP of Sales, Wyless
With more than a decade of wireless and telecommunications experience, Ryan Keefe has proven himself a great asset to the companies he is involved with. Over the course of his career, he has honed superior technical skills, as well as the talent necessary to lead diverse teams to success. Keefe enjoys the challenges that come with helping to grow young companies and thrives on setting and achieving new goals. In an industry that’s ever-changing, Keefe understands the wireless market and what it takes to stay competitive. Understanding management’s goals, identifying solutions and building new business are just some of his professional passions.
In 2009, Ryan Keefe was named as an M2M Pioneer by M2M International Magazine. He has a proven success record and wealth of knowledge within the M2M (Machine to Machine) space. Keefe also has a proven success record with international business, enterprise software, SaaS, wireless wholesale, roaming, carrier relationships, mobile technology, and strategic partnerships.
Ryan Keefe has worked in the wireless industry for more than thirteen years. Ten of those years were specifically focused on M2M (Machine to Machine). Beginning in 2001 as Sales Representative at T-Mobile USA, he worked his way up to Business Development Manager East. Highlights of his career at T-Mobile USA included managing and developing the M2M channel in the East. He was instrumental in establishing the M2M division at T-Mobile, as well as strategic partnerships in all verticals. Keefe lead T-Mobile USA’s Smart Grid and AMI efforts nationwide, as well.
In 2011, he joined Wyless as Vice President of Business Development and was quickly promoted to Vice President of Global Business Development.
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