Chad Jones, Vice President Product Strategy at Xively

Chad Jones is Vice President Product Strategy at Xively, a Platform as a Service that provides everything you need to simplify and accelerate the creation of compelling connected products and solutions.

Chad Jones is an expert in cloud, virtualization and infrastructure technologies with over 18 years’ experience driving strategic product initiatives for start-ups and Fortune 50 companies alike.

At COSM, Mr. Jones drives the product roadmap for COSM Cloud Services™ as well as oversees market strategy.

Prior to COSM, he served as Vice President, Strategy and Product Management for DynamicOps, a provider of cloud automation software, which was acquired by VMware in 2012.

Before DynamicOps, Mr. Jones served as VP, Product Management with Neocleus, an innovator of type-1 client hypervisors, which was acquired by Intel.

Chad was one of the creators of SoftGrid from application virtualization pioneer Softricity, which was acquired by Microsoft.

As part of Microsoft, Mr. Jones oversaw the App-V product as part of the MDOP group which has sold over 37 million licenses with revenues topping $3.7 billion.

In a bit of historical irony, Chad was Chief Architect for an Application Service Provider named FutureLink where he designed global cloud services before cloud was known as cloud.

Mr. Jones studied at University of California, Irvine, and enjoys playing beach volleyball, skiing fresh powder and trying to resist buying more wine.

Xively Blog

CES: Re-Imagining What IoT Can Do for Consumers in 2018

Another CES is upon us, and with it comes a bevy of new and exciting IoT products being unveiled to the world. I personally can’t wait all of the innovative, fun and maybe even quirky devices the industry has been working on.  Sure, we’re definitely going to see a long list of products that were previously not “smart” get an “IoT brain” (last year it was the breast pump and refrigerator camera that created a lot of buzz), but what’s really exciting …

Launch it Or Leave It at CES 2018?

Call me what you will, but I love a good product launch.  There’s nothing more exciting then planning how, where, and when a great new product will be introduced to the world.   This is especially true in the world of IoT.  Getting a device into the hands of early-adopter customers and watching them come online, and analyzing usage data is one of the best parts of the IoT connected product development process.  Having customers respond and use the product …

A Look Back: Dreamforce 2017

Last week was a big one for the Xively team – it was our 5th year at Dreamforce, Salesforce’s annual customer event.  We’ve become a staple in the IoT section of the event and every year attendees are eager to see what we’re up to.  This year, we brought customers including Sowee, Traeger Grills and Freight Farms with us to showcase real-world examples of how Xively and Salesforce IoT work beautifully together.

For a few moments throughout the week, I was …

The State of IoT Security Today: Beware of the Mundane

We recently teamed up with renowned security reporter, Paul Roberts to take a hard look at the state of IoT security today.  Together we surveyed over 400 product professionals regarding IoT security.  Some of the results were expected (i.e. companies ranked security as a top priority when developing a connected product) and some, well, surprised us.

While most respondents found that protecting against malicious attacks on devices was far and away the top security concern and …

Connected Devices Need Connected Support….Fast

IoT and customer support should live hand-in-hand.  With such a new technology, establishing long-term trust with customers and avoiding errors is imperative. Unfortunately, the IoT faces a unique set of challenges when it comes to support and customers are struggling.  Here’s three reasons why:

IoT Is Usually a One-Way Street

Devices on the market are not always designed for long-term support and upgrades. Packed with the best hardware for the time, and software that can get …

Looking for Success at CES? Make Sure You Have These 5 Features

CES has been called many things… The Super Bowl of Products… The Oscars of Technology… one thing we know is: it’s THE event to show off the latest and greatest consumer products. We also know that on the show floor there will be many, many IoT connected products.

Right now, across the world, companies are working toward CES as the deadline to unveil their IoT “smart” products to the world. January will be here before we know it, so many of our customers …

Customer Spotlight: 5 Questions w/ Sure Petcare CEO, Nick Hill

Q: What was your vision for the product when you started on this journey? Has it changed at all?

The vision hasn’t changed massively. Our technology allows you to recognize the habits of your pets, or really, more importantly, changes in habits. That was the original goal and that’s still the vision. What’s changed is the rise of IoT. We started this journey a number of years ago. Today, the availability and adoption of IoT products for consumers has increased drastically, …

Thursday, May 23, 2013

3.00 pm - Doors open

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

Hans Scharler is the co-founder of ioBridge, an Internet of Things application platform that makes it simple and cost-effective to Internet-enable devices and products.

Chad Jones is Vice President Product Strategy at Xively, a secure platform for Internet of Things devices and products.

John Canosa is the General Manager for M2M at ThingWorx, the first Application Platform for the Connected World - one that combines the key functionality of Web 2.0, social media and Connected Intelligence.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Geospatial big data 

John Slitz is CEO of SpaceCurve, a developer of a new Big Data spatiotemporal database platform that meets the growing demand for immersive intelligence and location-based services.

Kipp Jones is Chief Architect and Privacy Czar of Skyhook, the worldwide leader in location positioning, context and intelligence.

Lara Mehanna is General Manager of Mobile at DataXu, a company founded by MIT astronautics scientists who wrote the combinatorial language that guided NASA's Mars mission plans.

Tony Baer is Principal Analyst at Ovum, a global technology analyst firm. He leads Ovum's Big Data research area.

5.20 - 5.40 pm - Digby keynote

Localpoint: Rethinking In-Store Engagement 

Dan Yacker is Vice President Business Development at Digby, the leader in mobile commerce and marketing technology innovation for retailers and brands since 2006.

5.40 - 6.10 pm - Reception break

Drinks + networking

6.10 - 6.40 pm - Maponics keynote

Darrin Clement, Maponics 

Darrin Clement is the Founder and CEO of Maponics, which builds and defines polygons such as neighborhood boundaries, ZIP Codes, and school attendance zones that are meaningful at the local level.

6.40 - 7.20 pm - Panel 3

The location app ecosystem 

Jeff Hardison is a vice president of Meridian, a company that reduces the time and effort it takes to develop and maintain indoor navigation apps.

Amiya Mansingh is the co-founder of GeoLoqal, a platform that focuses on simplifying geolocation, geotargeting and user analytics for application developers.

Jarred Kennedy is Senior Director Business Development at Factual, that enables mobile developers to create personalized, contextually relevant experiences using the location capabilities of mobile devices.

Colin Reilly is the Director of the New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DoITT).

7.20 - 8.00 pm - Panel 4

Retail location marketing 

Kris Kolodziej is VP of Location Services at Aisle411, that lets retailers, app publishers and brand advertisers leverage indoor location data and searchable indoor maps to monetize and enhance the mobile user experience.

Anne Marie Stephen is VP of Business of Path Intelligence, a fast growing, venture-capital backed company that measure billions of shopper movements in hundreds of locations.

Alexandre Winter is the founder of Placemeter, a new company that offers a network of smart sensors that capture the activity in retail store and use it to bring customer experience to the next level.

Dan Hight is VP of Strategic Partnerships at xAd, a mobile-local ad network, offering targeted search and display advertising, coupled with mobile websites.


Asif Khan is the founder of the Location Based Marketing Association (LBMA), an international group dedicated to fostering research, education and collaborative innovation at the intersection of people, places and media.

8.00 - 9.00 pm - Reception continues

Drinks + networking

What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Canaan Partners
Accel Partners
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
LTU technologies
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
Galigeo Inc
ff Venture Partners
K2 Labs
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Foxfire Investments
Founder Institute
Megamorphosis Design
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
CBS Local
Chart Venture
Sense Networks
Affect Strategies
New York Times
American Express
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Magnet Media
The Knot
Metamorphic Ventures
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
Deep Focus
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Business Insider
Starcom Mediavest Group
Locality Media
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
Square 1 Bank

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.