A Century of Experience

With over 100 years of combined experience managing large corporations in the telecom and technology sectors, our founders are well versed in all matters of IoT.

In 2017, Connected Analytics discovered a need in the market due to a lack of support and expertise in IoT management. IoT management in businesses can be complex, time-consuming and expensive. After performing extensive research into the needs of private enterprises, connectivity resellers, telecom expense managers and software providers, Connected Analytics developed a comprehensive software solution for businesses to manage their IoT connectivity all in one place. SIMetric™ was conceived and created with our customers needs in mind.


Customer service is the pillar of Connected Analytics. We dig deep into our customers’ business to gain a better understanding of their challenges and ambitions. The more we know your enterprise, the better we can service it.

Allen Boone

CEO

Allen Boone serves as the CEO of Connected Analytics after a distinguished career with both Cisco and Microsoft and several start-up efforts.  Allen has focused on developing and using analytics to support decision-making regarding pricing, licensing, go-to-market bundling and business execution. After being recruited by the head of Cisco’s digital transformation efforts, Allen was charged with moving Cisco towards a software-centric approach. Leading pricing and licensing strategy (as well as go-to-market approaches to subscription-based services), Allen was an integral part of the team that acquired the Jasper IoT platform. At Microsoft, Allen extensively contributed to the evolution of Microsoft’s channel strategy and implementation. He was also involved in the development of cloud-based analytic capabilities and has acquired a depth of expertise in the evolution of cloud-based business strategies.

Allen has more than 25 years of experience in the IT and telecommunications industries and over 20 years in software strategy in roles within Marketing, Corporate Strategy, Finance, and Operations. Allen holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Georgia and an MS from Georgia State University.

Kevin Bandy

President and Chief Revenue Officer

From licensing to IBM his first company at age 23 (after receiving a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Tennessee), to developing a sales-outsourcing company serving Fortune 500 entities, Kevin Bandy has gained a global reputation for his entrepreneurial prowess. His endeavors demonstrate his ability to drive sustained change and establish cross-functional collaboration to restructure large organizations and drive growth.

Most recently, Kevin Bandy served as Senior Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at Cisco Systems, Inc. Kevin devised and implemented Cisco’s digital transformation, connecting all elements to propel a continuous cycle of business model innovation and portfolio evolution. Kevin has also actively advised hundreds of senior leadership teams and boards of global multinational companies undergoing their own business transformations. Kevin previously held multiple executive and advisory roles at companies such as Salesforce, Accenture and IBM. He also served as the principal of Rhea Springs LLC, a strategy consultancy firm that designed and executed mission-critical, multi-year business transformation programs for  Fortune 500 senior leadership.

Robert Bruckner

COO

Robert has over 35 years of experience in technology and services. He has worked extensively at the senior executive level with clients primarily in telecommunications, as well as in retail and finance.

Robert’s career has been divided between sales and delivery management, primarily in the professional services and consulting arena. He is a veteran of IBM and KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint). While at Computer Associates (CA), he built the Professional Services organization across 7 states in the Southeast before assuming the role of  Senior VP and General Manager, Global Professional Services for Canada. Bruckner also served as the Global Telecommunications Partner at iXL as well as investing and assisting with a number of startups.

From 1998-2001, Bruckner was (appointed by Governor Zell Miller) a board member of the State of Georgia Information Technology Policy Council (now Georgia Technology Authority).

Eric Ensor

Chief Strategy Officer

Eric Ensor has more than 35 years of telecom experience and a proven ability to conceptualize, develop and implement business opportunities and has been involved with many early-stage ventures in the technology space.  He is a pioneer in the development of the wireless industry, having led BellSouth’s strategic efforts in selecting the GSM technology standard that is now used all over the world, as well as leading BellSouth Personal Communications, Inc., where he was President and COO of this start-up enterprise, leading it from initial planning to one of the leading wireless organizations in the US with a valuation of over $2 billion. In this role, he was responsible for several innovations, including “rollover minutes” pricing plans that were used by BellSouth and successor organizations for 15 years and the initial introduction of text messaging in the Southeast, which has become a major factor in wireless growth.

Since he entered the entrepreneurial world in late 1998, he has been in C level positions at 8 startup companies as well as advising and investing in several additional businesses and acting as a mentor in the ATDC program at Georgia Tech and as a mentor in the National Science Foundation I-Corp program.  He has just recently sold his Torres Andinas partnership in South America, which was a developer and owner of towers for the wireless industry from 2012-2017 and before that was an owner and manager of a tower developer/owner in Central America from 2009 to 2012. Ensor started his technology career at Motorola, and had early career stops at AT&T and Nynex Mobile Communications and has held several industry leadership positions as his career has evolved.  He holds a BA and an MBA from Duke University.

Sanjay Srivastava

CTO

Sanjay has recently joined the company as its Chief Technical Officer, responsible for the evolution of the SIMetric product line as it expands its capabilities to additional carriers, additional capabilities and provides an expanded set of use cases for its customers.

He has had a diverse 25-year background in financial systems, reporting and analytics, business process automation, enterprise architecture and product management with a number of leading technology firms including Microsoft.  At Microsoft, Sanjays accomplishments included design and architecture of multi-billion-dollar incentives management system and the building of comprehensive data/analytics platforms in the Cloud using leading-edge technologies in data management, statistical analysis and visualization, and complex optimization algorithms. At Funko, he led efforts to create a cloud-based distributed data and reporting system in Microsoft Azure, created an array of analytics to support the business and created a custom-built multi-echelon supply chain and inventory optimization engine.

Sanjay is a Chartered Accountant (Institute of Chartered Accountants of India) with a Bachelor’s Degrees in Law and Physics, and he is a Mathematics Certified Data Scientist (Johns Hopkins).

 

Andrew Brimer

Senior Systems Architect

Serving as Vice President of Development, Andrew has extensive experience in statistical analytics in a No-SQL/Big Data environment and worked previously as the Chief Systems Architect developing the full stack of Intelligent Transportation Systems using machine learning and artificial intelligence (using the Neural Net on Azure). Prior to that assignment, Andrew worked in the defense industry (where he had National Security Clearance of Secret) building cloud solutions using OpenStack and also as a mobile application developer. 

Andrew started his entrepreneurial career while he was still attending school at Georgia State, launching an accounting systems software company for the travel industry.

Will Owens

Executive Vice President, Sales

Will Owens comes to Connected Analytics by way of Fiserv, Inc. Throughout his career, Will has demonstrated exceptional leadership.

He possesses the proven ability to form, lead and motivate high-performance sales teams, delivering upon high value strategic corporate engagements and consistent above-plan revenue achievement. During his 16-year tenure at Fiserv Inc. as the Vice President of Sales for the Biller Solutions Division, Will’s team was instrumental in establishing Biller Solutions as the leading growth division within Fiserv. Will has over 25 years of experience in SaaS-based technology sales, having held roles within startups and Fortune 500 companies, alike.

Chris Reilly

VP Partnerships and Channel Development

Chris has over 28 years of sales leadership in the technology and mobility space and is a proven business and sales leader in developing and establishing new accounts, partners and channel relationships.

Through dynamic customer relationship management and precise strategic alignment, Chris has led successful growth strategies in the mobility and technology space resulting in hundreds of millions in revenue.  Chris helped establish Ericsson as a leader in the wireless space with the launch of GSM networks across the US and subsequently established and developed Samsung’s AT&T relationship.  Under Chris’s direction, Samsung obtained the #1 market share position with AT&T.  Chris also launched new account relationships with Verizon, Sprint, Alltel, US Cellular and numerous MNVO’s.

Chris also has experience with early-stage companies helping develop big data location applications and channels.  Additionally, his experience spans across SaaS / IOT/ EDGE computing solutions and applications.

Chris has an MBA from Erasmus University’s Rotterdam School of Management and a BS from Babson College.

Vickey Ford Pharr

Director of Program Development

Vickey has more than 30 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from DeVry Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA. She has provided essential oversight and enabled implementations for transformational and strategic platforms in a variety of progressive leadership roles such as Account Management, Solutions Management, Strategic Planning, and more.

Vickey acquired a broad range of experience during her 23-year tenure at AT&T, and her experience spans both the wireless and entertainment industries. Her previous roles ranged from Software Delivery Management to Program and Account Management and focused on back-end billing, Wireless, U-verse, DTV, Marketing, POS (self -service adoption & call deflection), Compliance, Customer Experience and Commissions. In her role with Commissions, she led a redesign effort and received a Commissions Redesign patent in 2011. Previously, Vickey served in technical roles for Equitable Real Estate, and a small consulting firm supporting Coca-Cola.