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Staff Bios

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Founder, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of IoT Perspectives, Maxine Bingham has spent more than 20 years in global B2B technology communications and marketing.

After a number of increasingly responsible positions with San Francisco/Bay Area technology companies, she founded Agora Marketing International in 1991, growing it into a “Top 25” Silicon Valley PR firm thanks to clients such as Apple, Yahoo!, National Semiconductor and dozens of startups worldwide.

Most recently, Maxine was Worldwide External Relations and Marketing Communications for IBM System Networking, a new business created by IBM's acquisition of BLADE Network Technologies in October 2010, where Maxine was director of Marketing Communications. At IBM, Maxine was instrumental in developing and implementing the communications strategy that enabled the company to claim leadership in the emerging market of Software Defined Networking (SDN), as well as spearheading the strategy for the successful launch of the IBM-led OpenDaylight SDN consortium.

Maxine has an MA in Near Eastern Studies and a BA (Dept. Hons.) in Ancient Near Eastern History and Archaeology from UC Berkeley. Former program chair of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the Commonwealth Club of California and Business Marketing Association ProComm judge, she is a frequent speaker before industry groups.


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Technology Editor and Senior Analyst, Ron Bingham, brings over 30 years of hardware and software design and manufacturing expertise to IoT Perspectives, including as Vice President of Research & Development and Vice President of Engineering for three private companies and one public company.

Responsible for over $1B in systems sold, Ron is an actual rocket scientist. As a Senior Aeroballistics Engineer for General Dynamics, Ron worked on classified projects for the Apollo and Gemini projects. He was a physicist for Argonne National Laboratory Arco Reactor Testing Facility in Idaho Falls, ID, and Director of Data Processing for Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, OH.

Over more than a decade, Ron held a number of increasing responsible positions at Digitial Equipment Corporation (DEC), including Sales Engineer, Product Manager and lastly Group Engineering Manager for the DECsystem 10, manging over 100 professionals, as well as managing the development of the award-winning DECsystem 2020.

Ron was recruited from DEC to be Vice President of Engineering for minisupercomputer startup, Culler Scientific Systems, and then Vice President of Engineering and CTO for Systems Industries.

Ron joined Agora Marketing International, founded by his partner, Maxine Bingham, helping to grow the agency into a "Top 25 SIlicon Valley PR Firm."

Ron has a B.S. in Physics and Math from Walla Walla University, two years of graduate work in Physics at Washington State University, and a Masters in Science Education (certified in Physics for the State of California) from Western Governors University. He is a well-respected industry speaker.

Bill Bonney

Contributing Editor, Bill Bonney, has been an Information Security executive with more than 25 years of experience in information technology, information security and privacy, cyber security, identity and access management, and risk management.

Most recently, Bill was a Director of Information Security and Compliance at Intuit, Inc., a Fortune 500 provider of personal and small business financial products. Prior to Intuit, he was a Principal with Ensemble Consulting, where he provided interim CIO services to Silicon Valley clients, including Callidus Software and InVision Technologies. Prior to Ensemble, Bill was the Director of Global Information Technology for Unify Software.

Bill's professional affiliations include the Board of Advisors for CyberTECH, a San Diego technology incubator,  the Board of Directors for the San Diego Chapter of ISACA (the Information Systems Audit and Control Association) and is an active member of the FBI’s InfraGard program.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Applied Mathematics from Albany University and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA).