Elementor #5693

EQITII Foundation

Why EQITII? Because the world deserves an open data marketplace.

Tom Wheeler, Charmain of the board and was Chairman of the Federal
Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017

The EQITII Marketplace, will run and be supported by the EQITII Foundation, will implement the Data Marketplace Distributed Blockchain. The EQITII Foundation is committed to the following principles:

  •  THE RIGHT to control the use of data in a secure, private and fairly compensated manner.
  • THE RIGHT to easily trade Data Rights in an efficient and secure manner globally.
  • THE RIGHT to permanent control over Data Rights and immutable records of the use of the data.

The EQITII Foundation governance will be run as an Open Source Foundation with a transparent structure and operating model. The structure will leverage a leading international open source licensing foundation and adheres to clear and transparent bi-laws and operating principles. Establishing the EQITII Foundation in these terms will ensure lasting credibility and security. The leadership is composed of the Board of Directors, the Management Team and the Advisory Board. The EQITII Marketplace Foundation will possess sizeable monetary assets generated by a planned Token Launch. These assets will be directed towards foundation operational investments and market investments to build a large and diverse community of data owners and data buyers. Because the EQITII Marketplace will be free to use, the activities of the Foundation will be funded by EQITII Tokens.

Digital distrust is a problem for culture, economics, and progress. It impacts the whole of humanity. Restoring trust can restore vitality to our world

CAPITALIZING DATA

Data Capitalization = Total Volume x Price.

The proliferation of intelligent devices and sensors means the volume of data is constantly growing. The value of this data is enhanced when it is combined with other data. Thus, as the amount of data that can be related to other data increases, the market capitalization of the data exponentially grows.

When enough related data is aggregated into Big Data engines and combined with developments in technologies such as IoT, artificial intelligence, automation, blockchain and mixed reality, it holds the potential to increase profits, create new products, and preserve resources.

We believe that the he effects of this phenomenon could enable industries, organizations and governments to streamline systems, operate more effectively and efficiently (from Industry 4.0, Smart City, Smart Agriculture, Smart Supply Chain, Smart Health, etc.), and create more personalized and contextualized customer experiences.

DEMOCRATIZING DATA

Democratizing Data is more than a slogan. It is a controlling belief that the same kind of digital technology that has made data the capital asset of the 21st century can be harnessed to protect and create value for the owners of that data. There are four key components to making this happen:

01. The solution is a global data marketplace.

A platform for trusted data exchange through which individuals and organizations can reclaim the rights to their data and choose to share it securely, privately, easily and efficiently with the parties of their choice — all on their own terms.

02.  Openness.

The true democratization of data is dependent on the right platform. A free, fair and open marketplace suits the needs of all individuals and organizations, regardless of size, wealth and status — while increasing trust, fostering community and rewarding cooperation.

03.  Data is currency.

By creating an open and accessible system for bartering, we will empower data owners to recognize and benefit from the value of the data they generate every day, level the playing field and — through the promise of privacy, security and compensation — encourage participation in the global data revolution.

04.  Eliminating data waste.

One company’s discarded data is another company’s valued asset. Information collected by one organization could be leveraged by others across industry and geography, offering access to previously unattainable data for one party and opening adjacent revenue streams for both. We believe that a global data marketplace is the ideal (and only) system to securely and efficiently make this exchange.

These are the three pillars of data rights

Data belongs to its creators. On the EQITII Marketplace, creators decide how, by whom, and through which means their data is collected. Specifically, they designate the rights they want to release, control how their data is used, and specify the value of their data.

Data owners should feel confident that the data they exchange is secure. EQITII ensures security via:

  • Secure Peer-to-Peer Transactions: Only data owners and approved data buyers can view or use data. If the owner trades data with more than one entity, each channel is encrypted separately.
  • Enforced Rights: Smart contracts enforce data rights and ensure data is used only as owners designate.
  • Watermarking: Data watermarking makes it possible to track data should it ever leave the platform.
  • No Centralized Data Store: Data is not stored anywhere in the platform. A distributed ledger logs only the transaction record and settlement purposes. The only parties that can store data are the data owner and persons or organizations to whom the owner has provided access.

CONTENT FOR COMPENSATION EQITII enables data owners to receive fair compensation for their information. Buyers make offers through the Marketplace. Sellers accept or reject the offers while maintaining control of data rights. There are no transaction fees, and data owners do not share their compensation.

Read Further About EQITII Foundation

Hide Foundation

EQITII Marketplace

Everybody’s data marketplace

EQITII MARKETPLACE is intended to be a secure data exchange managed by the EQITII Marketplace Foundation. Data rights holders that opt to participate in the EQITII Marketplace will be able to do so for free.

The EQITII Marketplace is intended to be an open- source, zero-fee, completely secure network that provides a marketplace for data owners and data buyers to conduct private, traceable transactions for data rights. The Marketplace will be based on blockchain, flexible Smart Contracts leveraging common metadata and data formatting for the purpose of creating a catalog and secure data exchange. It will be the first completely distributed system to manage the transaction of — and compensation for — data rights.

To facilitate this exchange, a new utility token called the EQITII Token, is being developed.

Mike Mulica, CEO

THE EQITII MARKETPLACE WILL HAVE THREE KEY DEFINING FACTORS:

SEAMLESS

An intuitive, simple-to-use interface.

 UNMATCHED CATALOG:

An unmatched searchable catalog offering an incredible breadth of data. Ease of use minimizes the time it takes to perform a transaction.

 UNPARALLELED SECURITY:

Data is never stored and there’s no third-party middleman. Users are authenticated and transactions are anonymous.

 

Benefits

― EMPOWERING INDIVIDUALS

Personal information is coercively collected as a condition for receiving service. Other data is siphoned without the consumer’s knowledge. Personal privacy is sold or traded to build market dominance and corporate profit. Individual consumers, each generating small bits of data, has made granular control of that information difficult.

EQITII will offer the ability to control personal information through an easily accessible open market exchange.

People will be empowered to share their data with any interested organization they choose. In addition, because transactions will be secure, there’s no fear of data ending up in the wrong hands or being viewed, touched or misused by a third party. Last, but not least, data owners will be able to profit from the valuable data they generate every day.

 

HELPING COMPANIES CAPITALIZE

There will be tremendous value from the exponential explosion of data created by smart products. Connected sensors, embedded in everything from shipping pallets to jet engines, create an Internet of Things (IoT) whose numbers have already surpassed the total global population. EQITII is creating an open platform to interpret, monetize and leverage this data explosion. According to a recent report by Accenture, “Platforms addressing the need to monetize IoT devices will give birth to IoT data marketplaces. Enabled by blockchain, these marketplaces will facilitate the exchange of IoT data between buyers and sellers, according to a recent report by Accenture potentially unlocking more than $3.6 trillion in value by 2030.”

Companies will be able to purchase data or use the Marketplace as sellers, opening up additional revenue streams that allow them to monetize their data. Likewise, for organizations that already sell or trade data, EQITII will improve the privacy, security and cost-efficiency of the transaction by cutting out the third-party middleman, conducting an equitable exchange through a distributed system that eliminates costly transaction fees.

― PRIORITIZING PRIVACY

Personal privacy is a casualty of the data explosion. EQITII is being built on a simple premise: whether it is an individual’s private information, or IoT’s sensor data, the information belongs to its creator who has the right to determine whether and how it is used, and the value created by that usage.

THE PROMISE OF THE PLATFORM

EQITII’s platform is intended to be the most efficient, secure, private and effective compensation vehicle for the sharing and trading of data rights, and the EQITII Marketplace will be designed to facilitate this process, offering easy, efficient and reliable access to data for both individuals and organizations.   

Data owners will be guaranteed privacy, security and compensation. They will maintain control of the data they generate and will have the power to determine where, when, how and by whom their data is used.

Private data will stay private, unless the owner chooses to share it.

Read Further About EQITII Marketplace Benefits

Hide Marketplace Benefits

The EQITII Token enables seamless data exchange

By using a token as the means of exchange on the EQITII Marketplace, the Foundation can take advantage of the efficiencies, security and decentralized market models that blockchain offers. and allow the market structure to be decentralized, which decreases costs, increases security, speeds up transactions and makes them more efficient.  

The EQITII Token is a coupon that represents the value of the data being sold. The EQITII platform was architected to specifically shift value from the process of mining (as found in other blockchain networks) to be solely representative of the value of the commodity it represents:  the data being transacted between parties. Because data can be transacted between parties anywhere in the world and across borders, a utility token creates for an efficient means to represent value of the data because it remains independent of exchange rates, impacts of local changes in fiat currency and the costs associated with the use of payment processing service providers.  In short, it allows the platform to have a single representation of value, the actual value of the data being traded.

The distribution of EQITII Tokens will coincide with the launch of the EQITII Marketplace.  The EQITII Tokens will be marketed to a targeted audience of enterprises who are likely to become “Users” of the EQITII Marketplace, which includes the global business-to-business (B2B) market segment, specifically global businesses from vertical markets including healthcare, manufacturing, telecommunications, banking, transportation and retail.

Back-to-Back Monitoring Systems –Introducing the EQITII Token and the EQITII MSU Structure

Since the EQITII ecosystem is its own economic system, separate of any fiat managed system, it will manage as such – that is, as its own closed ecosystem.  The EQITII ecosystem will have its own, algorithmically controlled monetary policy that operates separately of changes of external fiat currencies.

To achieve this vision, the model has two monetary dimensions: the EQITII Token and the EQITII MSU. 

The EQITII Token

The EQITII Token is the unit of value, that a data trader can purchase using fiat currency from the EQITII Foundation. The EQITII Token enables one to trade within the closed EQITII Token ecosystem.

• Pegged to $ USD

• Matches US Inflation index

• Uncapped volume

• Release based on algorithm mapped to liquidity requirements

The EQITII MSU

The EQITII MSU is the “Minimum Spendable Unit” (MSU) in the EQITTI ecosystem. It is the only way to transact for data.

• Always a fraction of the EQITII Token

• Will never be equal or greater in value then the EQITII Token

• Always transacted in whole increments (like a USD penny)

• # of MSUs will adjust based on price pressure in the ecosystem

• Total # of MSUs per Token will not change the total value of the Tokens in the Wallet (USD)

EQITII Timeline

January 2018
February 2018
April 2018
May 2018
July 2018
August 2018
September 2018
January 2019
February 2019
September 2019
Q.3 2019

Initial blockchain concept complete + Technology/IP consolidation

EQITII Marketplace Foundation founded + Executive team assembled

Exclusive technology license executed + engineering team in place + coding begins

Tom Wheeler named Chairman of the Board + Open Data Rights Manifesto created

White Paper and MVP under NDA + EQITII website launched

Public announcement of advisors + White paper and MVP available to the public

EQITII Token Marketing launch

Expected Foundation Launch

Foundation Founding Members Announced

Consumer and individual marketplace comes online

App launches + B2B marketplace for enterprises comes online

How the System Works

Astenol has been working closely with its economic advisor, The Prysm Group, to create an price stabilization model that minimizes the potential of periodic increasing and decreasing trading volume on the EQITII Marketplace and its effect on the volatility in the value of the EQITII MSU.  While the upside pricing band is controlled by introducing steady supply of tokens into the system. However, the downside pricing band is more difficult to control as there is no central entity which can buy-back tokens.

All data traders will purchase EQITII Tokens from the EQITII Foundation with fiat currency. The EQITII Token is issued as a set of EQITII MSUs equal to the value of the EQITII Tokens that were purchased.  The data transactions then take place using increments of the EQITIII Tokens.

Since the system is designed to function in a decentralized network, the model has implemented an algorithm which is constantly measuring the rise and fall of the demand for data on the platform.  It will automatically adjust the number of EQITII MSU in each EQITII Marketplace wallet up and down as needed to manage and adjust the value, without changing the value of the EQITII Token, which remains pegged to the U.S. dollar (adjusted for inflation). The adjustments in the Equity MSU will occur on an automatic basis, reflecting the need for liquidity equilibrium in the EQITII Marketplace data trading system.  When more substantial liquidity in required in the EQITII Marketplace, the EQITII Foundation will automatically sell additional EQITII Tokens, via the monetary liquidity algorithm, pegged to the US dollar.

The EQITII Foundation will offer block rewards to encourage cooperative behavior on the platform and promote adoption of the EQITII Marketplace.  For example, these block rewards may incentivize verified transactions by highly active data buyers or sellers or provide incentives to buyers and sellers for introducing high-quality data into the EQITII Marketplace.

The economic model for the EQITII Token and MSU monetary policy was created to stimulate the adoption of the EQITII Marketplace by data sellers and data buyers.  To that end, keeping the EQITII Token value stable is a core design feature in the long-term market model for the EQITII Marketplace. To achieve this stability, the following design criteria of the EQITII Token economy has been implemented:

There is no cap on the number of EQITII Tokens the EQITII Foundation can introduce to the Marketplace. This is the first principle of the EQITII economic design.  This principle also deters users from conducting “speculative” trading.

EQITII Tokens will be introduced into the Marketplace based upon the need for liquidity. In other words, the algorithm will introduce additional EQITII Tokens based upon rising economic activity. This paradigm of infinite minting capacity, with additional supply introduced to the marketplace only when additional liquidity is required, is designed to maintain an efficient barter market model. The use of the EQITII MSU acts in a similar fashion to facilitate stability and is especially effective in situations where downward pressure is being placed on the token due to reduced trading volume in the marketplace. This is the second Principle of the EQITII economic design.

The EQITII Token’s price will be permanently pegged to the US dollar at a universally applied daily benchmark. This is the third principle of the EQITII economic design.

Read Further About How the System Works​

Hide How the System Works

Technology

How it works

Transactions in the EQITTI Marketplace are easy, frictionless and secure. The User Journey is represented in these six steps:

The User Journey is represented in these six steps:

01. ADVERTISE

Seller advertises the sale of data on the EQITII Marketplace

02. MATCH
Interested buyer is matched to an advertised sale through the Marketplace
 
03. CONTRACT
Price and terms for the transaction are agreed upon and both parties sign a Smart Contract
 
04. ESCROW
The tokens required to purchase the data and the information needed to decrypt the data is put into escrow; a time limit for exchange is established
 
05. TRANSACT

Once the transaction is verified, the tokens are released from escrow and deposited into the seller’s wallet and the data is sent directly from the seller to the buyer over a separate, double encrypted peer-to-peer channel

06. RECORD

A record of the transaction between the buyer and the seller is recorded in the distributed ledger

Blockchain & The EQITII Token

By its very nature, a unit of data typically generated via the Internet of Things is small, specific, transactional and time-sensitive. IoT devices themselves, in many cases, have limited processing capabilities and/or storage potential. Because the EQITII platform will be open and free of transaction fees, and given the small size and frequency of transactions, EQITII has devised a new approach to manage consensus, frequency and the speed of each transaction — one designed to ensure scalability to meet the needs of the market in a world of exploding data generation.

EQITII’s system will be designed to accommodate the specific needs of high-volume, enormously scalable and intermittent low-cost transactions, while ensuring privacy, security and compensation for the data rights holder.

The EQITII network will be based on the Hyperledger Sawtooth and has been customized to the needs of an open, public and distributed network. To allow compensation for data exchange, we’re introducing a new utility Token.

Elements of the network

The EQITII Marketplace will be a platform that consists primarily of service peers, or nodes, powered by Hyperledger Sawtooth.

The peer nodes will communicate with client nodes, which in turn may integrate into a DApp (Distributed Application) or be collocated with a peer node and/or accessed via a web browser.

Each node will manage the blockchain, smart contracts and data exchange, as well as communication with a KYC provider.

Solutions for Developers

Developers wishing to build vertical applications for the exchange of data on the EQITII platform will access the functions and services of peer nodes through a set of RESTful APIs (Application Programming Interfaces). This offers quick and intuitive integration into client nodes.

A set of DApps will be offered at launch.

These will consist of:

  • A Marketplace UI integrated with a wallet application for both Android and iOS for use by consumers who want to sell data.
  • Fully functional, enterprise ready application examples that will be distributed in the Container Image. These application examples can be accessed by though any web browser.

Read Further About Technology

Hide Technology

Data Insights

data

Value of data: Embracing dark data in healthcare

data

Value of data: Edge processing may save your life

data

Value of data: The dawn of the data marketplace

Meet our Team

The EQITII team is a diverse, decorated group of trusted and established experts, entrepreneurs, executives and engineers — all pioneers in their own fields — with combined knowledge and experience across industries and organizations worldwide. With different but complementary backgrounds and specialties, each member brings a unique perspective to EQITII, where they’re united by a shared sense of urgency, an overarching belief in equal rights, and the certainty that democratized data is the future of business and humanity.

Interim Board of Directors

Tom Wheeler

Tom Wheeler

Chairman of the Board

Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was Chairman of the Federal Communicat

Mike Mulica

Mike Mulica

CEO & Co-Founder

Mike’s stewardship of companies in emerging technologies has ushered in new la

Tom Wheeler
Chairman of the Board

Tom Wheeler is a businessman, author, and was Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) from 2013 to 2017. He is the only person to be selected to both the Cable Television Hall of Fame and the Wireless Hall of Fame. He is CEO of the Shiloh Group, a strategy development and private investment company specializing in telecommunications services. He co-founded SmartBrief, the Internet’s largest curated information service for vertical markets. He is the former Chairman and President of the National Archives Foundation, and a former board member of the Public Broadcasting Service (PBS). Presently, he is a Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and a Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Mike Mulica
CEO & Co-Founder

Mike’s stewardship of companies in emerging technologies has ushered in new large global markets that have changed the way the world works. Mike’s role in early mobile industry brought billions in revenue to Tandem Computers via the introduction of Intelligent Networking into the mobile industry, creating the basis for the global mobile network. Mike then focused on the Mobile Internet, leading Phone.com to global market share dominance and billions in revenue. Following Mike’s role in pioneering the Mobile Internet we know today, he led the introduction of the Cloud to the mobile industry, creating the Mobile Cloud used by Verizon and many other mobile operators throughout the world. Most recently, Mike led the introduction of Low Power IOT as the CEO of Actility, driving global adoption and market share dominance, of this disruptive new dimension of the IOT. Mike has a BS in Finance from Marquette University, as well as, Certificate in International Business from the University of Copenhagen and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School.

Transitional Management Team*

Mike Mulica

Mike Mulica

CEO & Co-Founder

Mike’s stewardship of companies in emerging technologies has ushered in new la

Shahid Ahmed

Shahid Ahmed

COO & Co-Founder

Shahid has been an advisor to several early-stage firms focused on the telecom,

Michael Luna

Michael Luna

CTO & Co-Founder

Michael Luna is a prolific inventor who holds or is named on more than 94 issued

Kamel Tansaout

Kamel Tansaout

Vice President Head of Marketplace

Kamel Tansaout is an expert in marketplace business model creation, execution an

T. Keith Mangum

T. Keith Mangum

CMO

Keith founded and developed one of the largest Agencies in Europe for Marketing,

Mike Mulica
CEO & Co-Founder

Mike’s stewardship of companies in emerging technologies has ushered in new large global markets that have changed the way the world works. Mike’s role in early mobile industry brought billions in revenue to Tandem Computers via the introduction of Intelligent Networking into the mobile industry, creating the basis for the global mobile network. Mike then focused on the Mobile Internet, leading Phone.com to global market share dominance and billions in revenue. Following Mike’s role in pioneering the Mobile Internet we know today, he led the introduction of the Cloud to the mobile industry, creating the Mobile Cloud used by Verizon and many other mobile operators throughout the world. Most recently, Mike led the introduction of Low Power IOT as the CEO of Actility, driving global adoption and market share dominance, of this disruptive new dimension of the IOT. Mike has a BS in Finance from Marquette University, as well as, Certificate in International Business from the University of Copenhagen and an M.B.A. from Northwestern’s Kellogg School.
Shahid Ahmed
COO & Co-Founder

Shahid has been an advisor to several early-stage firms focused on the telecom, IoT and digital sectors and has helped entrepreneurs turn innovative ideas into world-class companies. Shahid was previously a Partner at PwC, where he was responsible for several digital practices, including Emerging Technologies, IoT and Data & Analytics. Prior to joining PwC, Shahid was a Managing Director with Accenture, responsible for Accenture’s North America Telecommunications $1B+ business. He was with Accenture for almost 20 years serving some of the largest companies in the world. In February 2011, Shahid was appointed as an Advisor to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), advising on technology issues facing the United States. Shahid is also a Visiting Professor at Northwestern University teaching a course on Industrial Internet of Things.
Michael Luna
CTO & Co-Founder

Michael Luna is a prolific inventor who holds or is named on more than 94 issued US patents (as well as hundreds of pending applications). Michael served in the US Navy as an Interior Communications Electrician in the Naval Nuclear Power Program and has held CTO positions at multiple technology companies — Openwave Systems Inc., SEVEN Networks and Jawbone, to name a few —in fields ranging from biomedicine to telecoms to consumer electronics. He is currently CTO for Jawbone Health Hub.
Kamel Tansaout
Vice President Head of Marketplace

Kamel Tansaout is an expert in marketplace business model creation, execution and operations. Prior to joining EQITII, Kamel worked at Paris-based Actility as its Marketplace Director, helping to launch the first international B2B LPWA IoT marketplace. In addition, Kamel also lead the B2B business at French start-up Mirakl, helping international companies launch their own SAAS marketplace. Kamel is passionate about e-commerce, IoT and the blockchain system revolution. He is a graduate from the ESSEC Business School in general management.
T. Keith Mangum
CMO

Keith founded and developed one of the largest Agencies in Europe for Marketing, Public Relations and Advocacy. Keith’s company was later acquired by the largest airline representation firm in the world. The portfolio of clients for whom Keith has provided solutions in the European market include Fortune 500 companies, associations, destinations such as New York City and consulting firms such as PricewaterhouseCoopers. Keith has founded several businesses during his career: a company that provides distribution of American organic food products; an asset management company for luxury properties; and several sales, marketing and public relations firms in Europe and the USA. Keith attended the University of Richmond and Old Dominion University majoring in Political Science.

*The EQITII Foundation will decide on a permanent organizational and human resources strategy after the official launch.

Advisory Board

Jay Burrell

Jay Burrell

SVP Digital Technology and Software CTO, GE Healthcare

Jay has held leadership positions in some of the world’s leading technology co

Philip DesAutels, PHD

Philip DesAutels, PHD

Former Managing Director of IoT, Linux Foundation

Philip is a pioneer in the IoT movement building on 25 years of industry experie

Lee Esler

Lee Esler

Global Leader of the Board & CEO Practice for Global Technology Markets, Korn Ferry

Lee Esler leads the Board & CEO Practice for Global Technology Markets based

Andrea Farris

Andrea Farris

VP Special Projects, Customer Experience and Store Technology Innovation, Walgreen Co.

Andrea leads Walgreens’ retail operations customer experience and store techno

Paul Gudonis

Paul Gudonis

President,Inmarsat Enterprise

Paul Gudonis heads the Enterprise team for Inmarsat. Since he joined in 2007, he

David Hose

David Hose

President & CEO, AirMap

David Hose is recognized as an inventor of location in mobile networks including

Rahul Jain

Rahul Jain

Vice President, MindSphere, Solution Architects, Technology and ISV Partner Ecosystem, Siemens

Rahul is the Vice President of MindSphere at Siemens, leading Industrial IoT, So

Saqib Malik

Saqib Malik

Director of Growth Strategy Consulting in NA & Global Technology Lead for Apple Partnership at Accenture

Saqib is a creator, engineer and a business leader with extensive experience in

Miguel Myhrer

Miguel Myhrer

Managing Director North American Communications Practice, Accenture

Miguel is a Managing Director at Accenture and leads North America’s Network p

Stacey Nash

Stacey Nash

Head of Enterprise Financial Crime, USAA

As the Head of Enterprise Financial Crime for USAA, Stacey has accountability fo

Arvind Satyam

Arvind Satyam

Managing Director of Global Smart City, Cisco

Arvind leads business development and partnerships globally for Cisco’s Smart

Richard Siber

Richard Siber

Founder & President, Siber Consulting LLC

Since founding Siber Consulting LLC, Richard Siber has sat on 18 boards of compa

Jinwoo So

Jinwoo So

President, New Technology, SK SUPEX Council

Jinwoo So has been CEO for SK Planet since 2011 and previously he was co-CEO of

Elizabeth Tinkam

Elizabeth Tinkam

Former Senior Managing Director, Accenture; Professor, University of Washington Foster School of Business

Liz is a former Senior Managing Director with Accenture, with 30+ years’ exper

John Zhang, PHD

John Zhang, PHD

Chairman, Zhang Foundation

John Zhang is the Chairman of the Zhang Foundation, a non-profit charitable orga

Jay Burrell
SVP Digital Technology and Software CTO, GE Healthcare

Jay has held leadership positions in some of the world’s leading technology companies. Prior to his current position as CTO for GE Healthcare, Jay held positions at Equifax, Inc. as the Senior Vice President -Communications, Video and Utilities Business Unit; The IBM Corporation as Global Vice President of The IBM Cloud; FusionOne, Inc. as Executive Vice President; Nokia Corporation as Vice President of Worldwide Sales; Siemens AG as Vice President of Sales; Microsoft Corporation as General Manager of the Mobile Business. Jay received a bachelor’s degree in Finance from Saint Michaels Collage and an MBA from the University of Dallas.
Philip DesAutels, PHD
Former Managing Director of IoT, Linux Foundation

Philip is a pioneer in the IoT movement building on 25 years of industry experience as a technology leader delivering business and social value. Philip is rare mix -a technologist who understands how to deliver business value and an entrepreneur who understands how to leverage the transformative power of technology. With an enduring track record of success, Philip has built and led teams that leverage emerging technologies to deliver products and services that meet the needs and challenges of business and society.
Lee Esler
Global Leader of the Board & CEO Practice for Global Technology Markets, Korn Ferry

Lee Esler leads the Board & CEO Practice for Global Technology Markets based in Korn Ferry’s Atlanta and San Francisco offices, and leads the Korn Ferry Technology practice in North America. Before Korn Ferry, Mr. Esler was with Spenser Stuart, where he worked extensively on CEO, president, and board engagements across the technology spectrum. Earlier in his career, he held executive roles at Compaq Computer Corporation, Digital Equipment Corporation, and Eastman Kodak Company. Prior to entering the executive search profession, he led a technology start-up in the software and services space. Mr. Esler received his Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Miami University, Ohio, and his Master of Business Administration from the J.L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.
Andrea Farris
VP Special Projects, Customer Experience and Store Technology Innovation, Walgreen Co.

Andrea leads Walgreens’ retail operations customer experience and store technologies as the Company’s Vice President. He joined Walgreens in 2011 as Divisional Vice President of Supply Chain and Inventory Management. Prior to Walgreens, Andrea spent 14 years at Accenture, architecting and implementing large scale digital transformations across the Communication and Retail industries. Andrea holds a bachelor degree in Business Management from Rome LUISS University.
Paul Gudonis
President,Inmarsat Enterprise

Paul Gudonis heads the Enterprise team for Inmarsat. Since he joined in 2007, he has been involved with various fields within Inmarsat covering Maritime, Aviation and Government business. In his current role, he has switched the focus of business away from connectivity supporting events in Media and Aid & Development, to a business focused on delivering valued outcomes to customers in Industrial IoT, mainly targeting those in mining, energy, agriculture, and the global supply chain. Paul is a trustee for the disaster response organization, Team Rubicon UK, and owns a small craft cider business, Revenant Cider.
David Hose
President & CEO, AirMap

David Hose is recognized as an inventor of location in mobile networks including authoring the seminal patents in the location domain. Today Dave is the CEO of AirMap, the global “FAA” for drone flight management. Dave is a serial entrepreneur and prolific angel investor in the technology sector. Many of these projects leverage David’s interest in data, location and digital maps.
Rahul Jain
Vice President, MindSphere, Solution Architects, Technology and ISV Partner Ecosystem, Siemens

Rahul is the Vice President of MindSphere at Siemens, leading Industrial IoT, Solutions, Technology and ISV partner ecosystem. He is also a strategic advisor to the government of India on numerous ongoing and upcoming digital initiatives across the nation, and leads efforts on introducing startups to be part of these initiatives. He has a strong technology consulting background and leverages his knowledge and passion to kick start his own startups. He is a big proponent of an open ecosystem that will introduce innovative business models for the betterment of our society.
Saqib Malik
Director of Growth Strategy Consulting in NA & Global Technology Lead for Apple Partnership at Accenture

Saqib is a creator, engineer and a business leader with extensive experience in launching successful products globally. At Accenture, Saqib is leading a team to help clients in NA with their growth strategy focused on disrupting the core business or creating/launching new services to market. He has worked as part of Accenture Digital in digital strategy, investment management, partnership with Apple and building studio teams across design and engineering. Saqib was responsible to sell & deliver digital products that drive experience led transformation for consumers and employees across many industries – Telco, Retail, Pharma, Oil & Gas, Banking, Insurance, Media, etc. Prior to Accenture, Saqib was part of product teams at Motorola to build and launch iconic mobile devices in global markets. Saqib has also spent time with advising and mentoring early-stage startups focused on Artificial Intelligence and Digital Platforms.
Miguel Myhrer
Managing Director North American Communications Practice, Accenture

Miguel is a Managing Director at Accenture and leads North America’s Network practice. In this role, he oversees a team of management and technology-consulting professionals who serve communications, media, and technology companies, with a strong focus in the cable, telecom, Internet players & wireless industries. He has previously worked with numerous technology start-ups, including mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), cable providers, wireless / wireline operators, retailers, and consumer electronics companies around the world.
Stacey Nash
Head of Enterprise Financial Crime, USAA

As the Head of Enterprise Financial Crime for USAA, Stacey has accountability for fraud prevention and detection and also owns authentication strategy for the enterprise. Prior to USAA Stacey held similar roles at Santander and TD Bank. With over 20 years’ experience in financial services, she has spent the majority of time in risk and operational roles focused on consumer and business security, protection and operational effectiveness. A passion for industry collaboration and partnership, Stacey has been an advocate for shared data models aimed at reducing risk while achieving increased security and consumer protection. Stacey has served in an advisory position for both the American Bankers Association and the Consumer Bankers Association. She has also held positions on Risk Advisory Boards for Experian PLC and Early Warning Services, LLC a joint venture between Bank of America, BB&T, Capital One, JP Morgan Chase, PNC Bank, USBank and Wells Fargo.
Arvind Satyam
Managing Director of Global Smart City, Cisco

Arvind leads business development and partnerships globally for Cisco’s Smart Cities initiative, which provides a platform to enable digital solutions in cities. He is passionate about the development of businesses that intersect technology and the physical world. He is responsible for building transformative partnerships and driving sales with organizations ranging from telecom service providers, urban operators to financiers and start-ups. Prior to this role, Arvind was responsible for driving acquisitions, investments, and joint ventures for Cisco’s Internet of Things (IOT), services and emerging solutions business.
Richard Siber
Founder & President, Siber Consulting LLC

Since founding Siber Consulting LLC, Richard Siber has sat on 18 boards of companies, both private and public, all in the technology space. He is a recognized leader in helping companies establish policies addressing all things Cyber and Privacy and excels at driving strategy and performance improvement, particularly with companies going through a merger, acquisition, or significant technology integration. Richard is a frequent industry speaker, and has chaired, moderated, or spoken at more than 500 wireless conferences and forums worldwide.
Jinwoo So
President, New Technology, SK SUPEX Council

Jinwoo So has been CEO for SK Planet since 2011 and previously he was co-CEO of SK Telecom, overseeing its marketing and platform businesses. His duties included global business developments. He also served as CEO for SK Communications from 2002 to 2004, and founded and served as CEO and chairman of the board for WiderThan from its inception in 2000 until it was listed at NASDAQ and sold in 2006. His fellowship topics include research into the convergence among the telecommunications industry, media, and the internet.
Elizabeth Tinkam
Former Senior Managing Director, Accenture; Professor, University of Washington Foster School of Business

Liz is a former Senior Managing Director with Accenture, with 30+ years’ experience serving global communications, media and technology clients. While at Accenture, Liz held successive leadership positions including growing the largest account within Accenture, leading the global management consulting practice, and launching two new businesses. She led and participated on multiple CEO- initiated task forces to shape Accenture’s strategy as it transformed into the leading global digital consulting and technology company. Currently, Liz is a Professor at the Foster School at the University of Washington. She also serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit Boards as well as advises local technology startups. She is proud engineering graduate of The Ohio State University.
John Zhang, PHD
Chairman, Zhang Foundation

John Zhang is the Chairman of the Zhang Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization registered in San Jose, California. He has previously held executive positions at ADC China, a major system provider for China’s telecommunication infrastructure build-out; Woncore Communications, a privately-owned telecommunications service provider covering call center, GPS, and internet services; Wanxiang Resources, the leading privately owned, investment-driven, and assets-based commodities trading house; and Puxing Energy, the parent company of a variety of businesses in the green and smart energy fields. John received his BA in International Relations in 1987 and a master’s SAIS at Johns Hopkins University. Following Johns Hopkins, he was awarded a PhD from the University of Maryland.

See the entire Team

Hide the entire Team

Media Mentions

“Vamus viverra scelerisque sem, id elementum sapien tincidunt vitae. In eget lacus iaculis, porta tellus id, ultrices nibh. Ut rhoncus tortor ac malesuada interdum”

Curabitur eget lorem pulvinar. 00/00/0000

“Vamus viverra scelerisque sem, id elementum sapien tincidunt vitae. In eget lacus iaculis, porta tellus id, ultrices nibh. Ut rhoncus tortor ac malesuada interdum” Curabitur eget lorem pulvinar.

Curabitur eget lorem pulvinar. 00/00/0000

“Vamus viverra scelerisque sem, id elementum sapien tincidunt vitae. In eget lacus iaculis, porta tellus id, ultrices nibh. Ut rhoncus tortor ac malesuada interdum” Curabitur eget lorem pulvinar.

Curabitur eget lorem pulvinar. 00/00/0000

Get In Touch

Contact the EQITII Marketplace Foundation to learn more about our project





Learn how EQITII is transforming the global exchange of data.

Find out more about the technology, philosophy, and business practices that drive the EQITII Marketplace Foundation

Latest Tweets by @eqitii