Mike Vladimer is co-founder of the IoT Studio at Orange, one of Europe’s biggest telecommunications operators, where he leads collaborations with internet-of-things (IoT) companies to highlight compelling use cases for IoT. He specializes in business strategy, new product development and customer interviews. Previously, Mike was Director of Business Development at Neura, a startup that distills contextual insights from big data to enhance IoT devices. Prior to Neura, Mike founded Yaygo, a transportation startup; analyzed energy efficiency in consumer electronics products as a managing consultant at Navigant; and, developed microsystems/MEMS as a research engineer at Ikerlan, the research lab for one of Spain’s largest companies. Mike holds an MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and an MS Electrical Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.