Michelle Specktor

Co-founder, EVP Business Development

IPgallery Inc.

Michelle is co-founder and EVP Business Development at IPgallery since 2000. Michelle has over 30 years of business management and hands-on engineering experience in the telecommunications industry. IPgallery offers a robust software platform with value added services and applications, empowering the IoT era in a distributed cloud architecture in areas including resilient and smart cities, safe and smart communities, connected cars and more. The company has ecosystem partnerships with tier-1 vendors and customers worldwide. Prior to the establishment of IPgallery, Michelle was CEO of Gallery Telecom Solutions - a software development and integration house, and facilitated key managerial and marketing roles at an alternative VoIP service provider based in New York, USA, and at Better Online Solutions. Prior to that, Michelle fulfilled project leadership, system design, and engineering positions at the Israeli Ministry of Defense (MoD) mission based in New York, and six years at the IDF's elite computing unit (Rank: Lieutenant). Michelle is a spokeswoman at various industry conferences, an alumna of Springboard Enterprises (www.sb.co), a non-profit organization supporting women-led successful high-growth businesses, and a volunteer director at Darca Schools (www.darca.org.il) strengthen the schools in Israel's geo-social periphery. Michelle holds academic degrees in three different disciplines that complement each other and allow her to better address all the challenging aspects of citizen engagement: MS in Telecommunications from Pace University, New York, NY, USA and B.Sc. in Computer Sciences from City University of New York, NY, USA; BFA in Design; and MA in Expressive Therapies, specializing in Movement Therapy, from Lesley University, Boston, USA.