Michael Bell - Silver Spring Networks
Michael Bell is President, CEO, and member of the Board of Directors for Silver Spring Networks. Prior to joining Silver Spring, Mike held several leadership positions at Intel Corporation, spearheading the company’s expansion into new categories of connected devices. These included Corporate Vice President and General Manager of the New Devices Group and co-leader of the Mobile and Communications Group. Before that, Mike was part of the executive management team at Palm Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President of product development and was responsible for all aspects of product strategy, development and deployment, bringing the Palm PRE, the Palm PIXI, and many more products to market. Prior to his time at Palm, Mike was Vice President, CPU Software, Macintosh Hardware Division, at Apple Inc. Over the course of his career at Apple, spanning 1991 to 2007, he also made significant contributions to the iMac, Apple TV, and iPhone programs. Mike earned his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1988.