The IoT613 Team

Adam Freed

Co-Founder and CEO

Adam is the Founder of IoT613. Over the past 17 years, Adam has covered a number of roles including system design, test, and integration, human factors research, project management, and sales. With a passion for safety and efficiency in system design, he is currently Principal, Healthcare Engineering and Human Factors Consultant at FactorSafe Solutions. Adam also acts as Chair of CapCHI, a local chapter of ACM SIGCHI. A proven communicator and team leader, Adam possesses a forward thinking, innovative approach, never settling for the status quo.


Walter Knitl

Co-Founder and CBDO

Walter founded Praxiem to help clients reduce the risk and time to deliver the right product and strengthen their return on investment. This ranges from business and investment assessment, through product introduction and commercialization, to ongoing lifecycle management. He has a record of successful product introductions and deep experience in Product Management and hands-on development in the ICT sector. Walter also founded and curates the Internet of Things eXchange Ottawa offering a platform for mutual awareness and promotion of IoT actors and activities in Ottawa.


Dom Saul


Dominira Saul has been a leader, a champion, an advisor and an advocate of Human-Computer Interaction and user centered design for a very long time.  Mr. Saul has over 20 years experience in the UX field.  Over that time the methods by which people interact with the Internet has changed, and people for the most part have stayed the same.  Dom is intrigued by the challenges and implications of IoT.  As a principle in Akendi, one of Canada’s premier UX consultancies, Dom has had the opportunity to research, design and test various IoT devices and platforms.  Dom believes that good user research and thoughtful design is at the centre of any good IoT solution.    

Robert Decher

Marketing Lead

Robert Decher has been working in marketing communications for over 15 years with some of Canada’s most recognizable brands, startups and industries. With a keen interest in technology, economics and business development, Robert brings a unique mix of advertising, marketing communications, media and public relations, as well as digital media production to the group. Robert is currently a Senior Marketing Account Manager at Accurate Creative a full-service creative agency in Ottawa, ON.  

Charlie Morling

Operations Lead

Charlie brings years of technology experience to the IoT613 team, particularly with companies passionate about improving the Internet of Things and Machine to Machine management spaces within Ottawa. Born and raised in Ottawa, Charlie is a graduate of Algonquin College’s Business Marketing program and has worked with technology companies throughout Ottawa and Gatineau for more than six years now. Her areas of expertise span social media marketing, event planning, email marketing, and most things digital!   

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