Ron Zahavi

Ron Zahavi is Chief Strategist of IoT Standards of Azure IoT at Microsoft and leads Microsoft's Worldwide IoT Architecture Community. He has over 35 years' experience in all aspects of technology management and solution delivery, 20 of those related to IoT solutions. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Zahavi ran his own consulting company and held various CTO/CIO positions, managing technology across several companies and performing due diligence of potential acquisitions. His breadth of experience includes work with startups, large companies, government, and private equity firms. Mr. Zahavi has also worked in several business domains, including healthcare, pharmaceuticals, energy, intelligence, and defense. He is a board member of the Object Management Group (OMG), has served on the OMG Architecture Board, and currently serves on the steering committees of the Industrial Internet Consortium and Digital Twin Consortium as well as the program committee of the IoT Solutions World Congress. Mr. Zahavi is author or coauthor of several books, including Business Modeling: A Practical Guide to Realizing Business Value. He holds a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master's of science degree in computer science from Johns Hopkins University. He can be reached at