Laura Merling is a business strategist specializing in technology, digital transformation, and the internet of things. Her passion is building new products and redefining business models. Her experience as a technology executive has included roles at large software companies, start-ups, and Fortune 500 businesses. Laura’s work as an industry pioneer in API infrastructure has lead her to the Connected Industry space where she was EVP Internet of Things at SAP, VP of Digital Transformation at AT&T, and SVP of Application Enablement at Alcatel-Lucent (Nokia). Laura actively engaged in her local community and is on the Board of Directors at Raphael House, a program to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence.