JPJP Abello is a thought leader, strategist and innovator, with over 25 years of industry accomplishments and technology breakthroughs at both large and small companies, including Nielsen, Yahoo!, IBM, Philips and 4 technology startups.

JP is a frequent speaker at industry conferences on IoT, AI, Web, Security & Privacy, Big Data and Market Research. Forbes named him as one of “40 Internet of Things Leaders” in an Accenture/Leadtail July 2017 report.

JP co-chairs the IoT Consortium Privacy & Security Task Force, and founded the W3C Web Advertising Business Group, co-chairing it with IAB Tech Labs.

He sits on the Advisory Boards of both IoT World and AI World, and serves as a judge for the CES Innovation Awards (5 categories: Smart Home, Cybersecurity, Home Appliances, Embedded Technologies and Media Players) and the TV Academy Emmy Awards (Interactive Media Peer Group).  JP was one of the recipients of a 2011 Engineering Emmy Award for his work at Yahoo! ushering in the new era of Smart TV.

JP is also actively involved in the local Tampa Bay community, advising 5 tech startups and non-profits, and speaking at USF CONNECT BEAT, TiEcon and Tampa Bay Startup Week. 

  • Owner of Valery Insurance Agency in Indian Rocks Beach with 40+ years in the Health Insurance Industry
  • Villanova Graduate
  • Pinellas Trail, Co Founder
  • Forward Pinellas, Bicycle Pedestrian Advisor Committee (BPAC)
  • Former Commissioner, Indian Rocks Beach
  • Founder, Indian Rocks Beach Senior Softball League

Further Reading:

http://www.pinellascounty.org/trailgd/history.htm

http://www.tampabay.com/news/transportation/after-25-years-pinellas-trail-continues-to-grow-in-size-and-relevance/2255777