All Things Connected - The IoT Track

October 18, 3:00pm PT, Eve Room

Enabling Massive IoT through Narrowband

IoT is expected to drive billions of connected devices over the next few years. Baliji and Jeff will discuss how cellular network technologies will be bring seamless and secure connectivity of these devices. T-Mobile is bringing the advances in cellular technologies to developers through a partnership with Twilio to drive experimentation and innovation. Balaji and Jeff will discuss Narrowband IoT, and highlight key benefits of the technology to deliver wide deployment of consumer and industrial solutions, and how the developer community can leverage the platform.

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Jeff Ahmet

T-Mobile
Principal Engineer

A wireless communications architect with over 10 years of experience, Jeff joined the Technology Development and Strategy team at the Uncarrier in 2015. Since then he has enjoyed disrupting the wireless industry and pioneering new technologies like NB-IoT and 5G in the mobile communications space.

Balaji Sridharan

T-Mobile
VP IoT & M2M

Balaji Sridharan is currently VP of IoT & M2M at T-Mobile US, Inc. In his current role, he heads up all IoT related efforts, including sales, solutions and marketing. Prior to his current role, Balaji ran the Corporate Strategy & Analysis group at T-Mobile during which he championed an effort to develop a comprehensive strategy for T-Mobile to enter the IoT market. Before his career at T-Mobile, he spent 4 years as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company focused on technology & telecom clients. Earlier on in his career, Balaji worked at a couple of startup companies in the technology space pioneering some of the early innovations in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Balaji has an MBA from Wharton, an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from UCLA and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, India.

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