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Colin Warkentin

SmartSense by Digi
CTO
Over the past sixteen years Colin has held executive level positions in companies focused on providing Internet of Things (IoT), wireless technology and SaaS-based solutions that fundamentally change the way businesses operate. Currently, Colin is the CTO of SmartSense by Digi™, and the former CEO of bluenica, which he founded in 2012 to provide an IoT solution for monitoring perishable goods in the cold chain.

In 1999 Colin founded Turnpike Global Technologies Inc., the first company in the transportation field to combine Bluetooth communications between transport vehicles and cellular phones in order to automate government regulatory requirements using a SaaS model. Colin was President and CEO of Turnpike until it was acquired by XRS Corporation in 2009. Post-acquisition, he took on the role Vice President of Development at XRS to help further exploit the SaaS model in transportation.

In 2011, as a leader and visionary in the field of wireless technology in transportation, Colin was invited to the White House to participate in President Obama’s Wireless Innovation and Infrastructure Initiative (WIII) roundtable discussions. Colin holds patents in the wireless communications field and has co-authored research papers on the use of wireless technology in transportation. Colin received his Bachelors of Engineering Physics degree from McMaster University in 1995.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, June 28
 

1:30pm