Program Committee Member. Loren Shade has been involved within the embedded industry for over 25 years. He has had the opportunity to work alongside many industrial, military and commercial customers to implement and adopt networking and connectivity into their embedded products. A long standing networking evangelist, Loren routinely gives presentations on various embedded technologies and networking topics at industry events, to customers, partners and technology forums. Loren has held various management and senior level positions with Interpeak, Wind River Systems, Integrated Systems and Battelle Memorial Institute. Loren holds degrees in Systems Analysis and Physics from Miami University, Industrial Systems Engineering and Feedback and Control from The Ohio State University and is a Professional Fellow from Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management.