Don DeLoachCEO at Rocket Wagon Venture Studios
Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. Don is currently the Co-founder and CEO of Rocket Wagon Venture Studios, a family of IoT focused, vertically aligned venture studios designed to create forward looking IoT startups as we progress to a cyber-physical world. Prior to starting RWVS, he was a Board member and served as interim President of Centri Technology, an IoT security company, in 2018. He was previously CEO of Youcentric (CRM), Aleri (complex event processing), and Infobright (analytic database) spanning the last 20 years. He is currently also an advisor to Michroshare.io (IoT governance). He has been a past outside director for Broadbeam and Chairman of the Board of Apropos. Don co-founded the Midwest IoT Council in late 2014, where he currently serves as co-chairman. He also currently serves on the executive committee of the Array of Things (US Dept of Energy smart cities project), the Board of the Illinois Autonomous Vehicle Association, and the Board of the Juvenile Protective Association. He is the principal driver of the "First Receiver" IoT architectural thesis addressed in his book "The Future of IoT", which he co-authored with Gartner Vice-President Emil Berthelsen and Hitachi/Pentaho executive Wael Elrifai, which was published in June of 2017. He is an Industrial Engineering graduate from Ga. Tech, an enthusiastic cyclist, and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and the youngest of their seven children.