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Don DeLoach is an entrepreneur, author, board member, and a leading industry evangelist for the Internet of Things. He helped form the Midwest IoT Council, where he currently serves as co-chairman. Don is a serial entrepreneur. He joined Centri Technology, an IoT security company, as President & COO in early 2018. He has previously been CEO for three companies, Youcentric, Aleri, and Infobright, spanning the last 19 years. He is currently an advisor to Michroshare.io (IoT governance); has been a past outside director for several other companies as well as non-profit organizations; and also serves on the executive committee of the Array of Things (smart cities project). 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 analyst Emil Berthelsen and Hitachi/Pentaho executive Wael Elrifai, which was published in June of 2017. He is an Industrial Engineering graduate of Ga. Tech, an enthusiastic cyclist, and lives in the Chicago area with his wife and the youngest of their seven children.