Eric Simone is the Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc. an IoT and Edge Computing no-code software company active across several verticals including transportation, building facilities, and logistics. Prior to starting ClearBlade, Eric was the founder and CEO/CTO of Compete Incorporated, which sold to Perficient Inc. (PRFT) in May of 2000 establishing them as a major player in enterprise consulting. Earlier in his career, Eric achieved success in various engineering, product development, and sales roles at IBM and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Eric has a degree in Computer Science from Purdue University and is a recognized Distinguished Alumni. He resides in Austin, Texas with his wife Toni and 2 sons, Xander and Dexter.