Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Jerry Schuman

Jerry Schuman
Chief Technology Officer, PingThings, Inc.

Website | @theagent

Jerry has been involved in the enterprise software industry as a serial entrepreneur and consultant for more than 30 years.

In 1993 he founded Flashpoint Systems, a leader in internet and Intranet application development. Following Flashpoint System’s 1995 merger with a leading systems integrator, he served as CTO, directing product research and development. He has been a pioneer in the development of internet-based enterprise business applications across multiple industries.

In 1998, Jerry and Simon Arkell founded VERSIFI, Inc. The company’s initial product was considered the world’s most visionary technology in the area of enterprise content management by Gartner Group. They sold the company in 2000 to a European content management company funded by The Carlyle Group. In 2003, VERSIFI Technologies was re-established and acquired AdaptiveInfo, Inc., the leader in predictive content delivery to wireless devices using machine learning algorithms. VERSIFI Technologies was acquired in 2005.

In 2008, he co-founded Perssonas, Inc. Perssonas is a social network-based hyper-aggregator with a focus on delivering branded, content-rich experiences for the entertainment industry and major brands worldwide.

In 2014, he co-founded PingThings, Inc with an industrial internet incubator, Frost Data Capital. PingThings brings PredictiveGrid™ capabilities for the first time to the bulk power system and utilities worldwide. PingThings seed investors include General Electric, Inc.


5:25pm–6:05pm Wednesday, 06/24/2015
Location: Fleet Room (Bldg D)
Sean Murphy (PingThings), Jerry Schuman (PingThings, Inc.)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
In 1859, a coronal mass ejection erupted from the sun and, just 17 hours later, hit the earth’s magnetosphere, allowing some telegraphs to transmit messages even after being unplugged. If a geomagnetic disturbance (GMD) of this magnitude occurred today, the US alone would face up to $3 trillion in damages. Fortunately, we now have the data and ability to identify and explain anomalous behavior. Read more.