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Board & Officers

Board and Officers

Neeraj Purandare

President & Board Member

Neeraj Purandare

Enlighted

Neeraj currently serves as the Executive Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at Enlighted, with responsibility for strategic partnerships. He previously led product management and strategy at Enlighted, and before joining Enlighted, served as a Director of Product Management within the IoT Business Unit at Cisco Systems Inc. Neeraj has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Karnatak University India, and an MBA from Santa Clara University.

Karl Jonsson

Board Member

Karl Jonsson

VP Business Development, Tridonic Inc.

Mr. Jonsson begin his career in the Entertainment Lighting industry in 1994. In 2004 he began a software development career at Copenhagen based, KiSS Technologies, continuing at Cisco Systems consumer business group in 2005 when he relocated to California. In 2009 he became a founding member of GreenWave Systems where he pioneered the world's first IP based lighting solution for consumers and helped growing the company from 4 to 250 employees. In 2014 he joined Austrian based Tridonic member of the Zumtobel Group, paving their way through a digital transformation. Karl Jónsson has had strong influence on major standards bodies including TCLA, ZigBee, Z-Wave, DLNA, IPSO, Fairhair and Thread Alliance. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. Karl holds over 60 patents.

Evan Petridis

Secretary

Evan Petridis

Enlighted

Evan Petridis is Chief Systems Architect at Enlighted, Inc. is a technical leader with a wide array of experience as an executive, system architect and designer. An electronic engineer by training, Evan has developed an array of technology products in computer networking, telecom, renewable energy and the Internet of Things (IoT). He has co-founded several companies and now focuses on unearthing concrete business benefits in the realm of IoT systems architecture at Enlighted. Evan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The University of Western Australia.

Guido Van Tartwijk

Treasurer

Guido Van Tartwijk

Chief Executive Officer, Tridonic

Dr. Guido van Tartwijk is Tridonic’s CEO. He has more than 20 years of international experience in the semiconductor/LED electronics and lighting industry. Before joining Tridonic in November 2016 he was CEO of the LED Electronics section at Philips Lighting and held various senior executive roles at Philips Lighting in China and the Netherlands. Guido van Tartwijk holds an MSc in Physics from Eindhoven University of Technology and a PhD in Physics from the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam.

Stan Moyer

Executive Director

Stan Moyer

Vice President, Inventures

Stan Moyer has over 24 years of experience in the communications industry. He worked for 21 years in the Applied Research area of Telcordia Technologies, where he was the strategic research program manager responsible for overseeing Telcordia's long-range R&D program and helping to monetize its output. Additionally, Stan was involved with research and business development activities related to Internet privacy, mobile messaging, digital content services and home networking. He has published over thirty technical articles in refereed journals and magazines and holds four patents.

At Inventures, Stan currently serves as the Executive Director for ONVIF, SD Card Association, and the IoT Ready Alliance. Past clients include the OVCC, LoRa Alliance, and the Smart TV Alliance.

Prior to coming to Inventures, Stan was president of the OSGi™ Alliance for five years and served on the board for a total of ten years. He has held many volunteer leadership positions in the IEEE Communications Society and other parts of the IEEE during the past 20 years. Currently he is Chief Marketing Officer and a member of the Board of Governors of the IEEE Communications Society.

Stan received an M.E. degree in electrical engineering from the Stevens Institute of Technology, an MBA in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix, and a B.S. degree in Engineering Physics from the University of Maine.

Committee Chairs

Karl Jonsson

Marketing Committee Chair

Karl Jonsson

VP Business Development, Tridonic Inc.

Mr. Jonsson begin his career in the Entertainment Lighting industry in 1994. In 2004 he began a software development career at Copenhagen based, KiSS Technologies, continuing at Cisco Systems consumer business group in 2005 when he relocated to California.

In 2009 he became a founding member of GreenWave Systems where he pioneered the world's first IP based lighting solution for consumers and helped growing the company from 4 to 250 employees. In 2014 he joined Austrian based Tridonic member of the Zumtobel Group, paving their way through a digital transformation.

Karl Jónsson has had strong influence on major standards bodies including TCLA, ZigBee, Z-Wave, DLNA, IPSO, Fairhair and Thread Alliance. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology and B.Sc. in Electronics Engineering. Karl holds over 60 patents.

Evan Petridis

Technical Committee Chair

Evan Petridis

Enlighted

Evan Petridis is Chief Systems Architect at Enlighted, Inc. is a technical leader with a wide array of experience as an executive, system architect and designer. An electronic engineer by training, Evan has developed an array of technology products in computer networking, telecom, renewable energy and the Internet of Things (IoT). He has cofounded several companies and now focuses on unearthing concrete business benefits in the realm of IoT systems architecture at Enlighted. Evan holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from The University of Western Australia.