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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
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, …
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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.
Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.
Chart Venture Partners
Romer + Associates
ff Venture Partners
Bessemer Venture Partners
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
Four Legged Features
New York Times
Deutsche Telekom USA
Primary Wave Media
Starcom Mediavest Group
Square 1 Bank
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