In his role as Chief Design Officer-IoT and head of ID8 Innovation Lab, Moe Tanabian leads a team of highly skilled multi-disciplinary engineers, designers and scientist with a mandate to innovate new experiences and technologies in the IoT, Smart Objects and the new world of connected everything space.

Moe started tinkering with Digital and Analog Electronics and wrote his first line of code when he was a young teenager. He then attended college and was trained as an engineer and worked as a software engineer for over a decade. Later in his career he developed a great sense of respect for and interest in design and how great design can make or break a new product. He believes that successful product innovators are a breed of people who can effectively and seamlessly combine technology and good design and that is how amazing products are created and brought to life.

Prior to joining Samsung, Moe worked for Amazon leading the efforts for building and delivering Amazon Android Appstore on Kindle Fire and HD devices, and for the wireless division of Nortel as a lead software architect for CDMA and UMTS Infrastructure products. He additionally worked for Arthur D. Little as a Strategy Management Consultant leading engagements for mobile operators product strategy projects, globally.

Moe still tinkers and makes stuff both for his day job and as a hobbyist and he always tends to infuse the maker culture and attitude in teams that he leads. He holds a Master’s degree in Systems and Computer Engineering from Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, and an MBA from School of Business Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario. Moe is a Senior member of the IEEE.