Ian Gertler is Founder of Symplegades and is an experienced marketing, communications, editorial and digital strategy executive that has focused on connecting the dots between people, processes and technology throughout his career — ranging from industry leading organizations like Cisco, IBM, 1-800-FLOWERS.com, the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and Special Olympics to start-ups that have redefined the norms, including many years as the founder and CMO of Symplegades. Along the way, he has forged relationships with world-class partners and pushed the limits with emerging technologies teams to create rewarding and valuable experiences that make a true impact on people’s lives. Ian attended the State University of New York and currently serves in a variety of Board & advisory capacities — including the Internet of Things Community organization. Referred to as a ‘strategic SWAT team’ by a Fortune 500 CEO, he has garnered many accolades including the Forbes Top 50 CMOs by Social Influence and Top 100 Digital Transformation Influencers lists.
The function of the IoT Community, is to focus on the adoption & application of IoT in commercial environments, seeking to understand & contribute to applying the technology or overcoming the wide variety of barriers, inhibitors, and technical & operational issues. As a member of the board, Ian will provide impartial input and guidance to the overall vision, strategy and execution that is helping to shape the current and future direction for the IoT Community, as well as the broader IoT industry.