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Zach Supalla

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    Zach Supalla is the founder and CEO of Particle, an Internet of Things (IoT) startup that’s making it easier to build, connect and manage internet-connected hardware products deployed at massive scale.

    Zach launched Particle on Kickstarter in 2013 with the vision of making the Internet of Things easy and accessible. Particle's tools are used by 50,000 engineers in more than 100 countries and are being used by many Fortune 500 companies to develop and manage fleets of new IoT products. Particle has been featured in Wired, Engadget, TechCrunch, the Discovery Channel, and many other publications and was listed as one of Fast Company's Most Innovative Companies of 2015. Zach has spoken as an authority on the Internet of Things at prominent events such as OSCON, Solid, Web Summit, GMIC and Launch.

    Zach earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and an MEM (masters in engineering management) from the McCormick School of Engineering at Northwestern. Before Particle, Zach worked as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, advising Fortune 500 companies on strategy, operations, and product development. He is a graduate of HAX, the world's first and most prolific hardware accelerator.

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Zach Supalla and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.