Jerry Power is a founder of the I3 Consortium, a community driven non-profit Internet-of-Things (IOT) organization which has created an opensource IOT data governance and marketplace to democratize IOT data networks. He is also the CEO and President of I3 Systems Inc, a company that was created to service and support IOT networks that span organizational and geographical constraints. The I3 concept, originally developed while at the University of Southern California in partnership with numerous regional companies and government agencies, took several years to evolve from an academic concept to a publicly available system to manage the confluence of many IOT data rivers. And with the formation of I3 Systems, a support structure is forming behind the opensource to provide the infrastructure needed by production environments. I3 recognizes the importance of privacy, trust, and incentives as enablers of technology adoption. This concept, melded with the need for an adaptable data flow management system, served to drive the efforts of the Consortium toward a user empowered data network paradigm that underlies the opensource project.
Prior to the formation of I3 Systems Inc., Jerry was the Executive Director of The Institute for Communication Technology Management (CTM) and a member of the Marketing Faculty at University of Southern California’s Marshall School of Business. CTM was actively engaged in identifying, understanding, and leveraging emerging trends driven by the rapid evolution of digital communications technologies and services in order to empower increased business effectiveness.
Jerry Power has over 30 years’ executive level experience at Alcatel-Lucent and Siemens in strategic marketing and business analysis in the communications industry.
Jerry has published numerous articles describing the impact of technology on business models and practices, network architectures, operational procedures, and users. His business research efforts have been discussed in both The Shift: The Evolving Market, Players and Business Models in a 2.0 World and Identity Shift: Where Identity Meets Technology in the Networked-Community Age. Jerry holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from Pennsylvania State University and has served on multiple industry committees and boards focused on improving the telecommunication industry and uncovering new, sustainable business models across the ecosystem.
Jerry is also the co-author of the book “The Real Time Revolution: Transforming your organization to value customer Time” published by Berrrett-Koehler (ISBN: 978-1-5230-8563-7)
Georgios Bouloukakis is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, Irvine in the Distributed Systems Middleware and Information Systems groups. His current research has focused on the design of extensible and efficient IoT systems by leveraging fundamental mathematical models and state-of-the-art technologies. Georgios obtained his Ph.D. from UPMC/Sorbonne, conducting his thesis at the research center of Inria Paris in the MiMove team in France.
David Hinnant has 40 years of experience in the data and telecommunication space with companies such as Alcatel-Lucent, Nortel, Hatteras Networks, Cisco, Broadcom, and Genesys. His background includes engineering management, Cloud infrastructure, Software Quality Assurance, Technical Operations, Configuration Management, Lifecycle Management, Service Management, and Product Management. David obtained his degree from East Carolina University in Greenville North Carolina.
Kenneth Hayashida, Jr., M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician and licensed physician in California and Hawaii. He has served on the Community Advisory Board for a 600-bed, four facility program in Los Angeles County. As a former adjunct faculty member at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, Ken has worked with USC faculty and graduate level students in the Marshall School of Business, Viterbi School of Engineering, and Keck School of Medicine of USC. These teams developed technical concepts for use in healthcare. Some of the teams have won national competitions, have been recognized at national competitions. These initiatives have created health applications and medical devices suitable for use across a variety of patient acuity levels.
As a community-based pediatrician, Ken was on medical staff at multiple community hospitals and children’s hospitals. He provided care to thousands of newborns, infants, and children, and maintained contracting with most major health insurers in California and Hawaii.
When not working on the I3 passion project, Luca Scalzotto is a software consultant at Injenia S.r.l. a software Google Cloud partner company that builds innovative IT solutions based in Italy. His main area of expertise areas Distributed Systems, Pub/Sub Systems and Software-defined networks. He graduated with a master’s degree in Computer Engineering at the University of Bologna, with a thesis on mission-critical IoT systems conducted at the University of California, Irvine.
Michalis Katsarakis is a highly skilled software engineer specializing in mobile, network, and platform development. He has an extensive background in full life-cycle of software development process including requirements gathering, design, coding, testing, debugging and maintenance. Michalis’s strengths include: Java programming, Android development, Distributed and client-server systems, Platforms, and network development efforts.
Niki Asvadi is a Sales and Marketing professional. The concentration of her academic background from USC’s Marshall School of Business combined with her work experiences at Oracle and digital agencies has equipped her with a combination of technical and interpersonal experience necessary to implement technology solutions with a customer-focused deployment and communications programs. She is passionate about helping companies implement new technologies and looking forward to introducing the world to i3.
Bernd Weis has a PhD in Electrical and Computer Engineering with comprehensive experience in international and multicultural markets. He thrives in dynamic markets where solution requirements are constantly changing driving enterprises to adapt, grow, acquire, re-structure, and merge in order to respond to new challenges. By always being focused on finding new processes and strategies that improve performance, profitability, and customer satisfaction, Bernd displays a distinct ability to bring insightful and analytical cross-border thinking to emerging challenges.
Bernd has been granted 10 patents, has 31 patents pending, has been published more than 40 times, and has published a book in both German and English (“From Idea to Innovation: A Handbook for Inventors, Decision Makers, and Organizations”, Springer Publishers, https://www.amazon.ca/Idea-Innovation-Handbook-Inventors-Organizations/dp/3642541704)
Edoardo Giorgini grew up in a small town near Bologna (Italy). While this environment allowed him to grow up in a quiet and healthy environment, he realized it also put some limits to his potential professional growth potential. Fortunately the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna saw the promise in Edoardo and provided him with the experiences needed to allow him to expand his depth and breadth of experiences. As an example, Edoardo was able to study in California at UC Davis after winning a scholarship. He has always had passion about everything that’s art related, and I wanted to obtain something that allowed him to use his passion to tangibly make a difference. That drive and interest was embodied in graphic design where he can use his creativity and to solve real problems. That’s what he does, he creates beautiful and most importantly, functional designs experiences that can be integrated into projects that make a difference.
When not working on I3, Alex Shuey is a web applications developer at the Image Permanence Institute, a research lab dedicated to supporting the preservation of cultural heritage collections. Alex graduated with a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He specializes in full-stack web development, micro-service architecture, Docker, cloud computing, and secure applications.