Fred C. Yentz, CEO, IoT Launch LLC. An experienced technology executive with proven success and strong global business development experience within the Internet of Things and Industrie 4.0 market sectors. Fred has successfully launched world class Industrial IoT software and cloud based IoT service platforms targeting customers from small innovator companies up to and including fortune 500 corporate customers. Fred brings both deep industry knowledge as well as a vast network of ecosystem partners and industry relationships which can be leveraged to solve the many challenges faced by companies on their digital journey.
Fred is the founder and CEO of IoT Launch LLC. Prior to IoT-Launch, Fred has served as President of Telit IoT Platforms, CEO of ILS Technology, VP and General Manager RadiSys Corp, Industrial and Telecom divisions as well several leadership positions with IBM’s Manufacturing System Products Division, IBM PC Company and IBM System Products Division.
Mr. Yentz is named as an inventor on two U.S. patents and has received IBM’s First Level Plateau Invention Achievement Award. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the IoT M2M Council and held prior Board of Director Roles with Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA), National Science and Technology Education Program (NSTEP), and served as chairman of the Industry Advisory Board for Florida Atlantic University's College of Engineering. Mr. Yentz holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Michigan Technological University (1988), a Master of Business Administration (1996) from the University of Miami, and a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (1997) from the University of Miami.
Authority Term - 06/07/2019 - 06/07/2023