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Sixgill, an IoT platform company, builds the universal data service and smart process automation software allowing any organization to effectively govern its IoE assets. Our primary product, Sense, provides any developer of IoE/IoT applications with ability to Acquire, Analyze and Act on any sensor-generated data, at any scale. Cheap, plentiful sensors are being widely integrated in the planet’s mobile and fixed infrastructures, generating a torrent of time-series data that will overwhelm all prior data volumes. Let’s put it to use.

Sixgill Sense can acquire sensor data from any emitter and provide dynamic sensor data intelligence for appropriate response. Sense is developer-friendly, open, easily adopted, and can be purchased in PaaS or installed, licensed form. It offers any company a single, open platform to unify the sensor data management, process automation and analytics for all your sensor-related applications.

Most people instantly understand this in the context of smartphones jammed with sensors, receivers and transmitters: GPS, wifi, 4G and Bluetooth radios. Optical, audio and motion sensors. And many more types of sensors are embedded in industrial devices and infrastructure, with even more coming.

Serious applications in security, safety, employee productivity, crowd management, assets management, Smart Cities, transportation, manufacturing and governance of autonomous devices are sensor-dependent and demand common collection and intelligence. Our customers can govern their internet-distributed resources through scalable, real-time software services that can acquire any sensor data in any volume, analyze it for actionable insight, and act on it via triggered responses to constantly-changing conditions.

Leadership

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Phil Ressler

Chief Executive Officer

Phil has been serially involved in building companies and expanding markets for a wide range of innovators in enterprise data availability, comprehension and collaboration spanning the mobile, web, networking and PC eras.


His programs accelerated demand and market comprehension for early pioneers Lotus Development Corp., Nantucket Corp., Gupta Corp. inquiry.com and Callidus Software. He advised dozens of enterprise, communications, mobile and media start-ups during his work in venture capital at Clearstone Venture Partners, and returned to the operating world in 2008 as CEO at photorealistic animation innovator Big Stage Entertainment. He helped companies find focus and exits in collaborative accountability and analytic database markets, and led a product innovation and business revival as CEO at manufacturer Seymour Duncan during the Crash. After launching streaming data innovator Bottlenose into revenue and raising its Series B financing, Phil’s renewed interest in new data types with strategic value led him to reformulate Zos Communications as Sixgill LLC for the enterprise.

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Dominiek Ter Heide

Chief Architect & Vice President, R&D

At age 12, Dominiek taught himself to code. By age 16, he began coding professionally with several software companies. After obtaining his degree in computer science from Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, he spent several years in Japan helping to build and scale an e-learning web platform that grew to a size of one million users.


Drawn to creating technology innovation and data-driven solutions, Dominiek has incubated several products related to big data and data mining. In 2011, Dominiek co-founded Bottlenose, an AI-powered data analysis company which was funded by KPMG and used by numerous Fortune 500 companies. Bottlenose was granted 11 patents with another 7 pending and became a Gartner Cool Vendor for In-Memory Computing in 2016.

In 2017, Dominiek started Rekall.ai, a deep learning application platform as well as Synaptify Ventures, a boutique incubator and consultancy. In his role at Sixgill, he's guiding the architectural expansion and enhancement of the Sense universal data ingestion platform.

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Shawn Gunn

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Shawn has accumulated nearly unparalleled mobile, location services and movement analytics expertise serving as ecosystem builder at a succession of mobility markets innovators.


After beginning his career as a financial trader, Shawn built his mobility career brick-by-brick leading business development and strategic partnership functions at Globalspec, Traffic.com, NAVTEQ and Nokia, with a detour as a consultant at Hearst Digital along the way. Not merely a senior relationship executive, Shawn brings Sixgill a recurring history of connecting the ecosystem building of business development to hard revenue, and monetization of ancillary services.

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Elizabeth Shonnard

Senior Vice President, Product & Engineering

Elizabeth Shonnard has led productization of a series of multi-layer, compute-intensive software service platforms, usually pioneering the product management function in her companies.


She began her career while still in college, as an engineer and product leader at Alelo, which developed a social simulation, rich media learning platform for culture and language training. Her product helped US troops perform more effectively when deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq. E.B. similarly built and led the product function at Bottlenose, where she simultaneously transformed the usability, scalability and data diversity of the Nerve Center real-time streaming data ingestion, comprehension and analytics platform for enterprise. As a product consultant, she led collaborative innovation teams at Google, Adidas and others, and later joined Distillery Tech, a design and development agency, to launch their startup & enterprise products development division, leading the product, UI and UX teams. As at Sixgill, E.B. has productized nascent technologies to a very high functional and usability standard, creating the products that put her companies into revenue and sustainable funding.

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Adam Phillips

Vice President, Business Development

Adam Phillips cut his teeth in the start-up world of mapping, location data services, and mobile advertising. He has contributed to the rapid growth of technology-focused organizations in leadership roles spanning sales, business development and product management.


For startups like Traffic.com, which grew to IPO and subsequent acquisitions by NAVTEQ, Nokia and HERE Technologies, Adam created expansive presence internationally, particularly in Europe and Latin America. Adam has closely advised VC-funded startup founders including those @Mapbox, @USTrafficNet @RivetRadio, @Netnanny @JoinFortify and @Expedition_One. His passion is connecting innovation opportunities and technology dots between entrepreneurial and global corporations, and bringing to market simple, executable value propositions.

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Denny Reinert

Vice President, Enterprise Sales

Denny has spent the majority of his career in technology start-ups spearheading market adoption of first-of-a-kind technologies, building solutions leadership across global enterprise markets, driving high-value customer success, and creating recurring revenue streams.


Focused primarily on building the location-based services marketplace at MapQuest, NAVTEQ (now Here.com), Placecast and LocationSmart, Denny’s proven sales and leadership expertise have resulted in four successful exits via IPO and acquisition. He has played an instrumental role in the launch of a number of industry firsts including the first location-based mobile ad network, the first live streamed press conferences for the Denver Broncos, the first online store locators, as well as an early foray into virtual reality back in 1995. An industry pioneer, Denny has been a featured speaker, MC and panelist at numerous industry events and sat on the board of advisors for two Colorado-based start-ups.

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Joan Silver

Vice President, Product Marketing

Joan brings 20 years of startup innovation experience to her role leading product marketing for Sixgill. The creator of brands that became household names and promoter of technology solutions that earned global acclaim, Joan has propelled multiple startups through successful IPOs and subsequent acquisitions.


Joan brings significant experience in positioning and building rapid-growth, cross-platform B2B and B2C organizations with first-of-a-kind technologies including MapQuest and Traffic.com. Her experience also includes strategic marketing and corporate communication leadership roles with Aol, Time Warner, NAVTEQ and Nokia as well as co-founding and advising several startups. Joan's expertise spans marketing, sales, business development, location-based services, big data analytics, enterprise software, mobile apps, secure messaging and advertising solutions.

The Board

Harry Hopper

Chairman

  • 28+ years investing in Telecom/Mobile/IT
  • Former Managing Partner (retired) at Columbia Capital (CMT Venture Capital firm with $2.5 Billion under management)
  • President telecom investment bank, Entrepreneur/Founder 2 venture backed companies
  • Current Boards: PR Wireless, LendPro, Mobile Financial Partners, MFP LeaseCo. Former Boards: Public – MetroPCS (PCS); Equinix (EQIX), Pegasus (PGTV), DSL.net (DSLN): Private – 5 Mobile Network Operators, 10 Media, IT Service Co.’s
  • Forbes Midas List (2011)

Phil Ressler

CEO

Phil has been serially involved in building companies and expanding markets for a wide range of innovators in enterprise data availability, comprehension and collaboration spanning the mobile, web, networking and PC eras. See Phil’s full bio above in Team.

Christopher Rogers

Director

  • Co-Founder of Nextel Communications
  • Director at LightSquared, PlayStar, and the Wireless Board Registry
  • Partner at Lumia Capital