Lin Nease is the Chief Technologist for HP Enterprise’s IoT activities. In this role, He is responsible for setting strategy, building a technology plan, and driving innovation with key enterprise customers/partners of HP. He also established HP’s membership in the Industrial Internet Consortium and has led multiple activities in working groups and testbeds for the Consortium. In his 25+ years with HP, he has been a Chief Technologist and Director of strategy for multiple business units, including HP’s Business Critical Servers and Networking businesses, has been a Chief Technologist and General Manager for multiple global accounts (GE, UPS), driven multiple M&A activities and cross-business initiatives, led numerous successful commercial products, including the industry’s first blade solution and HP’s long-lived Superdome platform, and holds several patents in software-defined networking. Nease received his BS in Computer Science at Arizona State University and his MBA from California State University Sacramento. He also served as a computer operator in the United States Air Force.