IoT Summit Program, March 16-17, 2017

IoT Driving the Need for More Secure Big Data Analytics

Reiner Kappenberger Reiner Kappenberger
HPE Security

Cyberattack methods are increasingly sophisticated. Of great concern is that the IoT ecosystem expands this attack surface - not only the back-end, but also mobile applications and connected devices. The impact of a successful data breach includes damage to the mobile operator’s brand and reputation, loss of sensitive customer data and potential physical damage to the individual person. ‘Privacy by Design’ has emerged as an essential best practice in meeting security and privacy compliance mandates. This embodies data-centric security to neutralize sensitive data in use, in motion, as well as at rest; software development lifecycle security and automated application vulnerability detection during release and operation.

About Reiner Kappenberger

Reiner Kappenberger is widely quoted by the press and is a popular speaker on IoT security and related topics. He has over 20 years of computer software industry experience focusing on encryption and security for Big Data environments. His background ranges from Device management in the telecommunications sector to GIS and database systems. He holds a Diploma from the FH Regensburg, Germany in computer science.

Uniform Classification and Identity of Things, and Ubiquitous Data Rapid Access in IOT Cyberspace

Stanley Chum Stanley Chum

IOT provides connectivity among everything and will also create a tremendous data universe. In IOT cyberspace, identification of things and their data, and their where-about are essential in order to realize the full potential of IOT towards intelligent things-interaction and wisdom problem solving. Existing diversified methods and formats for classification and identification of things in diverse industries are major obstacles for ubiquitous and rapid access to wanted things and data in future IOT cyberspace. This paper presents a solution to this problem under a uniform scheme for thing’s identity and a security structure for rapid access to things and data. The paper is partially derived from a United Nations UNIDO research report on IOT to be released in early 2017.

About Stanley Chum

Dr. Stanley Chum is Executive Manager for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) on the Research Project on Global Uniform Construction Model for Internet of Things. He is also CTO for China Trusted Industrial Data Services Corporation. Dr. Chum received his PhD degree from the University of Birmingham UK. He has accumulated over 30 years of research and development experiences in world major IT organizations including Cable and Wireless UK, AT&T/Bell family and Sprint. He was also professor for Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and Beijing University of Post and Telecommunications.

IoT: It’s everywhere, but where is it?

Bruce DuysenBruce Duysen
Keysight Technologies

IoT forecasts show massive growth over the next few years, with as much as 10% of global economic activity influenced in some way by IoT technology by 2025. But with this much business happening so soon, shouldn’t we see more impact today? Large numbers of IoT use cases are being identified and tested. For adoption, customers need to realize value, and vendors need to focus on solutions that can leverage into additional opportunities. Instead of a single, unified market, there are actually multiple “IoTs” across different verticals, requiring partners with domain knowledge to help develop and deploy solutions. Manufacturers and solution partners need to understand and solve several key challenges for customers in diverse markets in order to unlock the undeniable vast potential of IoT.

About Bruce Duysen

Bruce is senior director of strategy and business development at Keysight Technologies for emerging global technology markets, with a focus on Internet of Things (IoT) devices, chipsets, and security, as well as 5G wireless networks, devices, and chipsets. Bruce started his career with Hewlett-Packard as an engineer with roles in R&D, production, and marketing. He then moved to Motorola where he held global product management and sales positions, including eight years in Asia. Bruce served as vice president of business development for Novarra and was president of ArrayComm, both software startup companies. He worked as a consultant helping IT and telecom companies develop and implement service strategies. Before joining Keysight in 2016, Bruce was director of business development for Zebra Technologies. Bruce has a BSEE from University of Arizona and an MS from Stanford University in Engineering Management.

Solving the SoC Design Dilemma for IoT Applications with Embedded FPGA

Timothy SaxeTimothy Saxe

There are significant device design challenges posed by the large but highly fragmented IoT market. In terms of traditional parameters, cost, power, and time to market are the most critical. An ideal solution to this dilemma is to embed low power FPGA technology into SoCs. The SoC provides a high level of integration to reduce cost and the embedded FPGA provides low power consumption and the ability to make post-production design changes for fast time-to-market. This presentation will discuss how SoC developers can deliver highly differentiated products for IoT applications quickly and cost effectively through the use of Embedded FPGA technology.

About Timothy Saxe

Timothy Saxe (Ph.D) has served as our Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer of QuickLogic since November 2008. In August 2016, he expanded the role to include Senior Vice President of Engineering. Mr. Saxe has been with QuickLogic since May 2001 and during the last 15 years has held a variety of executive leadership positions including Vice President of Engineering and Vice President of Software Engineering. Dr. Saxe was Vice President of FLASH Engineering at Actel Corporation, a semiconductor manufacturing company. Dr. Saxe joined GateField Corporation, a design verification tools and services company formerly known as Zycad, in June 1983 and was a founder of their semiconductor manufacturing division in 1993. Dr. Saxe became GateField's Chief Executive Officer in February 1999 and served in that capacity until GateField was acquired by Actel in November 2000. Mr. Saxe holds a B.S.E.E. degree from North Carolina State University, and an M.S.E.E. degree and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from Stanford University.

Beyond Smart Fridges: IoT Innovation in Home Automation

Sanjay KhatriSanjay Khatri
Cisco Jasper

IoT innovation has spurred explosive growth in the home automation market, with the number of smart households surpassing 7 million by 2016, according to ABI Research. The key to continued growth lies not in the home gadgets themselves, but in the connected services those gadgets provide, such as automated maintenance, security and temperature control to create a seamless, safe and economical living experience. Sanjay Khatri will draw from his experience at Cisco Jasper – which powers IoT for major home automation providers including Icontrol, Vivint and Honeywell – to provide case studies that examine how IoT is transforming the home for manufacturers, service providers and homeowners alike.

About Sanjay Khatri

Sanjay Khatri is global director of product marketing for Cisco Jasper’s IoT services platform. He is responsible for ensuring Cisco Jasper’s partner operators and their enterprise customers understand and take advantage of Cisco Jasper’s IoT Services Platform features to build and grow a successful connected devices business. Sanjay has spent over 15 years in the Information and Communications Technology industry working for Fortune 500 and Silicon Valley startups in various product management and marketing capacities.

IoT Opportunities and Challenges in Automotive

Dr. Alan MesserDr. Alan Messer

The Connected Car and its surrounding IoT ecosystem are moving to the mainstream across multiple manufacturers, but many opportunities and challenges remain to become central to the driving experience. In this talk, Dr. Messer leverages his experience from both automotive and consumer electronics to give a viewpoint on those challenges and opportunities. In particular, he will focus on problems from not only in connecting vehicles, but also integration with Smart homes, big data privacy problems and delivering a great user experience.

About Alan Messer

Dr. Alan Messer has been a worldwide leader in advanced software and intelligent services for connected consumers for 20+ years. Currently he is working on a stealth startup, but previously Alan was Vice President of Software and Innovation and CTO of Global Connected Car eXperience at General Motors where he led GM’s work on products, platforms and future technologies for the Connected Car and Services. Before General Motors, Alan was Vice President of Advanced Software Technology at Samsung Electronics covering Internet of Things, Intelligence, Privacy, Mobile Social/Media, Content Delivery, and Cloud Services. Alan has also worked at a variety of other consumer electronics companies including HP, Sony Electronics and startups. Alan also serves on numerous industry organizations, industry organization board of directors and with analysts/media.

Scalable Secure Identity for IoT

Julia Cline Julia Cline
Rubicon Labs

One of the biggest challenges with IoT is the provisioning of identity to millions of devices that will soon enter the world. If done correctly, this requires secure digital uniqueness coupled with a system or service that validates that uniqueness. Unlike the biological world where uniqueness simply comes for ‘free’ (different DNA, different fingerprint…), the digital world is very unusual and has unsolved challenges. Rod will discuss the problem of creating, managing, and validating uniqueness at scale. IoT is not the first time identity at scale has been required. This talk will analyze ways that governments have solved uniqueness in the past, what is being done today with mobile devices, and how intelligent key management and cryptographic choices are critical for a secure IoT.

About Julia Cline

Julia Cline is Director of Product Management and Marketing at Rubicon Labs, a venture-backed startup building a secure identity platform for the IoT. Julia leads Rubicon’s efforts in product strategy, direction and marketing communications. Prior to Rubicon Labs, Julia was Director of System Engineering at Rambus, where her organization was responsible for system design, validation and test of high performance semiconductor IP for both consumer and enterprise verticals. In addition, she held positions at Rambus managing system research and development teams, production engineering, and started her career in project management and as a circuit designer. Outside of work, Julia has spent time helping run scholarship funds for technology and mentorship programs for women in science. And, has spent many years as a ski instructor on the East Coast and at Squaw Valley, Calif. Julia has a M.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Brown, and is the holder of three patents and another pending.

Delivering Connected World Benefits: Why Location is the missing link in the IoT Ecosystem

Randall FrantzRandall Frantz

Twenty-six billion connected devices will exist by 2020 according to Gartner. Considering the falling cost of processors, connecting anything—and everything—seems possible. So why should we embrace a connected world and how will we build the IoT ecosystem to support it? Randy Frantz will address the how the emergence of the connected world needs a new IoT ecosystem built upon a foundation of location intelligence. Attendees will learn how location-based IoT systems - with an eye towards simplicity, safety, and eco-responsibility - are already delivering benefits to consumers, organizations, and governments and highlight what those entities can expect to cultivate in the future. In addition, this session will also address the technologies needed to deliver a successful IoT ecosystem.

About Randall Frantz

Randy Frantz is the Director of Telecom Solutions at Esri and co-lead for IoT for the TM Forum. He has more than 33 years of experience in telecommunications engineering and operations, including: senior vice president of product marketing for Axient Communications, vice president for Cox Communications™ new product operations in the Arizona market, where he launched its telephone, digital television and DOCSIS cable modem services, and director of network design for Bell Atlantic International, where he was responsible for business development in central Asia, Europe and Russia.

IoT and Healthcare – Designing a New System to Predict Adverse Reactions

Aneema RawatAneema Rawat

Every day, growing quantities of individual patient, wearable device, disease, and drug data are generated and archived in a growing number of databases. Those databases represent both the possibility and the problem for bringing better healthcare options to the marketplace. Yet, the solutions we seek are hidden in the data, currently housed in unconnected databases. To date, there has been little progress in cohesively collecting, analyzing and presenting these isolated sources in a way that can help in the delivery of relevant personalized medicine. During this session, Ravi Srivatsav will share a way to make this vision a reality through new ways of quickly collecting and analyzing diverse sources of demographic, medicine, disease and adverse reaction data – and turn it into the information that powers personalized medicine.

About Aneema Rawat

Aneema is Director of Business and Corporate Development at NTT Innovation Institute Inc. (NTT i3), the prestigious Silicon Valley-based innovation center for NTT Group, one of the world’s largest ICT companies. She is responsible for driving innovation initiatives to create the next generation of platforms as well as commercialization efforts for internally incubated technologies. NTT i3’s mandate is to accelerate the movement of innovation from initial idea to marketplace implementation, combining access to NTT Group’s significant global infrastructure resources, investment fund, research knowledge, and trusted long-standing customer relationships with its own software startup expertise and deep enterprise relationships. In the last 15 years, Aneema has been associated with the technology industry as a software engineer, a tech banker, a corp dev deal maker and a venture investor. Prior to NTT i3, Aneema held corporate development and investment roles at SK Telecom Americas, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Accelerated Global Technology Corp, a tech-focused PE firm. Previously, as an investment banker with Goldman Sachs, she advised on tech M&A deals in San Francisco. Aneema started her professional career as a software engineer at Cisco Systems, working on Cisco’s early VOIP system. Aneema has an MBA from The Wharton School and MS in Computer Science from Texas A&M University.

Challenges and Solutions for Testing Bluetooth Low Energy IoT Devices

Allen HenleyAllen Henley

Bluetooth low energy has emerged as an ideal wireless technology for applications such as home automation, wearables, sensors, and beacons. Wireless performance of these devices is critical to ensure a positive user experience, however, traditional testing methods are often not viable and do not accurately reflect how customers will experience the end product. In this presentation, Allen Henley, senior product manager at LitePoint, will discuss an innovative approach using Over-the-Air test methods that provides high confidence in the RF performance of your device and ultimately high confidence in the user’s experience.

About Allen Henley

Allen Henley is senior product manager at LitePoint where he is responsible for cellular, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and IoT test solutions. Prior to LitePoint, Allen held product management roles at Fluke, Agilent Technologies and Hewlett-Packard. He earned a BS in electrical engineering from California Polytechnic State University-San Luis Obispo and an MSEE from Washington State University. Allen is actively involved with his local school district STEM education programs to encourage high school student to pursue rewarding careers in engineering.

Reaching Customers in Real-Time: How the Internet of Things Transforms Marketing

Jen MillardJen Millard

As the IoT progresses, marketing will become ever more connected – we can expect to see more social and experiential elements that result in more customer-led experiences. The IoT is also leading towards greater automation: refrigerators that can order groceries and cars that drive themselves. It certainly isn’t too big of a leap to think that marketing will become more automated as well. In this session, Scott Bradley, CEO and founder of Plexure will offer insight into the future of marketing, and share how the companies that can engage their customers in real-time will have a huge competitive advantage.

About Jen Millard

Jen Millard, chief revenue officer for Plexure, is a recognized expert on retail concept innovation and consumer channel segmentation. Jen leverages an extensive career in omni-channel retail spanning brick and mortar, e-commerce and automated retail, and emerging big data, to share thought leadership. At Plexure, Jen is instrumental in guiding the company’s future success, developing strategies to help retailers leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to increase in-person sales and customer engagement. First to embrace digital insights to optimize physical world transactions, Plexure helps business better understand customer data and enables the delivery of targeted, personalized experiences.

Fact-Checking the loT

Sanil PillaiSanil Pillai
lnfostretch Labs

ln the loT, the co-existence of physical devices and virtual interfaces means that testing and development must be approached in the context of the entire platform and the ecosystem beyond. While devices are the most visible elements, many factors are critical to success: backend software, algorithms, hardware, interoperability, etc. lnfostretch will discuss the challenges associated with validating loT solutions before going to market, and how to overcome these obstacles. The presentation will detail a testing approach based on real-world use cases. Attendees will learn 1. Key steps to validating loT use cases, and 2. What aspects of loT testing can be automated.

About Sanil Pillai

Sanil Pillai is an experienced engineering leader for mobile and enterprise applications. He has built and managed engineering teams, managed mobile projects for Fortune 500 clients, and has deep technical and functional expertise in mobile and enterprise applications. At lnfostretch, Sanil has established agile development and Continuous lntegration methodologies, tracking metrics and monitoring processes to ensure continuous improvement in development. Prior to lnfostretch, Sanil was the Director of Project Management at AirKast, lnc. where he worked with clients like Disney and Bloomberg. Previously, Sanil held various engineering management roles with companies including Oracle and Citi.

The Impact of IoT on Healthcare: Shifting from Reactive to Predictive Care

John GardnerJohn Gardner
Nokia Growth Partners

Digital health is transforming healthcare from a historically reactive industry into a personalized, predictive model. IoT technologies make available insightful patient data and customized care that enable healthcare providers and insurance companies to provide incentivized, proactive treatment. John will discuss the fundamental impact IoT technologies are having on healthcare, how they’re reducing costs & inefficiencies, and empowering patients to achieve a healthier, improved quality of life.

About John Gardner

John has led and managed investments in companies across the information technology spectrum, including enterprise software, carrier software, systems and component companies. John comes to Nokia Growth Partners from BlueRun Ventures, where he was one of the founding partners. Prior to that, John held a senior business development role at Nokia and has over 20 years of experience advising and working with start-up and emerging businesses, including extensive transactional experience in mergers, acquisitions and venture capital investments. John holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati – College of Law.

Using Sensor Data to Learn from and Control the Smart Home

Oliver CockcroftOliver Cockcroft
Ayla Networks

Collecting and analyzing sensor data will allow smart home products to learn from consumer usage patterns and also allow manufacturers to create a superior user experience. In the past, home appliances left the factory as soon as they were built, and that was the last contact manufacturers had with their products—unless a dealer or user bothered to fill out and send in a registration card. In contrast, sensor-enabled appliances gather and transmit data about how and when they’re being used, as well as how they’re performing. A smart water heater, for example, monitors its own energy levels, based on actual usage and through coordination with other sensor-based devices in the home, such as thermostats or motion detectors. Potentially, they can alert consumers to impending maintenance issues.

About Oliver Cockcroft

Oliver Cockcroft is Ayla Networks’ product lead for platform level features. He manages the development of large-scale projects that affect multiple parts of the Ayla Platform. Oliver is responsible for developing Ayla Networks' relationships with members from cloud partners such as Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit. Oliver helps define customers' connected-product strategies and development plans and then execute them on aggressive schedules. Before joining Ayla, Oliver held many management roles at eBay over 10 years. Oliver holds numerous patents in mobile technology. He earned a bachelor's degree in computer science from the University of Hertfordshire (UK).

Success in IoT: Turning Your IoT Service into a Profit

Michael BeamerMichael Beamert

Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehend. Attendees will learn how to build a rapid time-to-market, easily configurable and cost-effective billing system that effortlessly turns their IoT service into a money maker.

About Michael Beamer

Michael Beamer is a 23-year technology and business leader with unique experience running technology teams and solutions in 40+ countries around the world. Michael has extensive experience in a wide range of roles from Building and Running Global SW Development Teams to IT Management and Consulting to Driving Record Revenue through Global Sales and Marketing Programs.

How the Smart Home Will Push IoT Forward

Haomiao HuangHaomiao Huang
Kuna Systems

Smart home products have independently grown to become valuable to homeowners. Now, the time is ripe for them to start integrating and working alongside each other. Additionally, companies like Google and Apple are starting to pave the way by putting forth regulations to codify sets of best practices ensuring that products work consistently and predictably together. Haomiao Huang from Kuna Systems can further discuss how smart home integrations will help push IoT forward by serving as a point of entry for consumers to better understand the applications. Additionally, he can discuss how smart home companies can ready their products for integration to ensure they work seamlessly alongside others.

About Haomiao Huang

Haomiao has a passion for adapting advanced technologies for consumer use. He built self-driving cars during his undergraduate years at Caltech, and as part of his Ph.D. research at Stanford, pioneered the aerodynamics and control of multi-rotor drones. His expertise spans many areas in technology, especially in robotics, computer vision, machine learning and sensor networks. He is gratified to be bringing together recent innovations in these areas into the design of Kuna. He co-founded Kuna Systems and continues to drive the company's technical vision and strategy.

A Dev Guide: Connectivity and Wearables

Erik PerottiErik Perotti

The wearable device market is taking off and in doing so, has set off a chain reaction of opportunity for developers. A core technology pillar for any wearable device is wireless connectivity, which makes choosing the right technology and development route essential. So, what are the best wireless options for connecting to these wearables? NFC, Bluetooth, BTLE, WiFi? How do you determine the best option for a given use case? In this informational session, (the speaker), will outline the various wireless connectivity options, including pros, cons, tradeoffs and benefits as they relate to the emerging wearables market, and deliver practical guidance on the advantages and disadvantages a developer may encounter based on what connection method they choose and how it might affect different use-case scenarios.

About Erik Perotti

As Group Lead, Innovation & Strategy at Plantronics, Erik Perotti’s charter is the ongoing analysis and evolution of online user engagement, resulting in end-user interface experiences that are intuitive, engaging and purposeful. His current focus includes the investigation and assessment of the wearable device space and how to best harness WiFi, wearables, and web behavior or a combination of all three, to enrich online conversations. In addition, Erik is on the front lines of the company’s WebRTC efforts, and is a regular speaker at industry events addressing this emerging technology.

Change Management considerations for IoT Implementation

Sandeep Aujla 
Sandeep Aujla 

The inevitable advent of Internet of Things (IoT) in healthcare could result in multiple new initiatives related to restructuring of IT departments and systems, adoption of Cloud computing (if it hasn’t already been done), and adoption of advanced analytics software to analyze and draw meaning from the huge influx of data generated from IoT, among other things. The attendees of this conference will take different ideas back to their respective senior leadership teams for discussion and due consideration.  Once approved, the idea will be born as an enterprise initiative that will touch multiple facets within an organization.  From the inception of the idea to its implementation, it is important that change management doesn’t become the last sprinter in this relay race towards technological relevance.  Although technology is the focus of these discussions, the successful repositioning of organizations in the IoT world will be contingent on acknowledgment, appreciation, and adoption of IoT by leaders and employees across organizational levels.  Adoption of IoT will require a change in mindsets, people, and culture rather than a simple uptake of new skills and abilities. That is why the discussions related to IoT should include the human dynamics of change management from the inception of IoT ideas rather than being brought in as an afterthought during the project planning or worse yet implementation process. .

About Sandeep Aujla

Sandeep is a Leadership Advisor and Change Management Expert leading Multilevel Leadership Consulting (MLC), which is in the business of helping leaders and organizations develop and enhance their change leadership capacity and capabilities.  Sandeep has held progressive leadership positions over the last 12 years in leadership development, learning, and organizational development in both public and private sector organizations with the last six years focused exclusively in healthcare.  She also teaches undergraduate, graduate, and executive education courses in Business and Psychology at multiple universities across Ontario. 

Intelligent, Industrial IoT

Sandeep Pandya
Sandeep Pandya 

Industrial machines that now rely on technology to better communicate are making processes more efficient and greatly impacting large industries, including trucking. This talk explores how intelligent devices are greatly affecting the nation's trucking industry, a sector often forgotten in business and certainly by the tech media. There are approximately 3.5 million truckers in the U.S., and each of their rigs are becoming smarter and safer thanks to IoT-enabled equipment. Sandeep's expertise in this space as well as his knowledge of Artificial Intelligence will provide great background for the large-scale industrial applications of IoT-enabled devices, specifically in this case, in the trucking industry.

About Sandeep Pandya

Sandeep is a Wireless/High Tech industry veteran with over 20 years of experience defining, developing, and commercializing advanced products across the globe. His product experience includes senior marketing and engineering roles introducing 3G/4G products & services in the infrastructure, device, carrier, and semiconductor space. His general management / P&L experience includes oversight of multi-billion dollar product portfolios. Prior to Netradyne, he served as Vice President of Product Management at Qualcomm CDMA Technologies, the world’s largest provider of wireless chipsets and software solutions. During his 10+ year tenure at Qualcomm, he was instrumental in driving the introduction of more than two dozen of Qualcomm’s leading Snapdragon™ handset and Gobi™ modem chipsets (MSM/QSC/MDM) across multiple product segments (Android/Windows smartphones, Internet-of-Things (IOT) devices, Machine to Machine (M2M) industrial & telematics modules, and wearables). Specific Qualcomm portfolios included UMTS Mass Market MSM6xxx chipsets, all Gobi™ MDM6xxx/8xxx/9xxx chipsets, and the Snapdragon™ High (S600) and Mid Tier (S400).

What to Expect in the Next Generation of IT

Arthur Lozinski
Arthur Lozinski 

The exponential growth of sensors in the last decade has dramatically transformed the IT space. “Information technology” now encompasses everything from computers and cars, to machines and even buildings. Data is accumulating at a rapid rate from ambient intelligence and M2M interactions, especially as we make an industry-wide shift toward the cloud. We’ll discuss why the digital transformation and automation in manufacturing technology is important for understanding IT trends today, and how IT is at the core of all technological innovation. Once we understand IT at its root, we can better contemplate the next generation of technology.

About Arthur Lozinski

Arthur Lozinski is the co-founder and CEO of Oomnitza, a leader in the Connected Things Management space and trusted by Uber, SolarCity, Pixar-Disney, LinkNYC, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Honest Company and hundreds more. Previously, Arthur held positions at SAP S.E., Center of Excellence, working on manufacturing and supply-chain software deployments and implementations.

The Evolution and Future of Voice Technology

Katie McMahon 
Katie McMahon 

Tech giants went all in on voice technology and conversational computing efforts in 2016. From Google
Home and Pixel devices, to the multitude of voice AI startup acquisitions, voice is poised to be the next shift
in IoT interaction. But while current assistants can order you a pizza or hail you a ride, they’re still limited
and require keyword prompts to activate, resulting in awkward conversations and limiting mass adoption.
What advancements in cloud computing and deep learning will voice AI see in 2017, and when will our IoT
devices become more intelligent, organic, and personalized?

About Katie McMahon

A mobile tech industry pioneer, Katie McMahon has been at the forefront of working with emerging technologies that change the way people interact with connected devices. She drove the global, mass-market adoption of mobile music recognition during the rise of the touch-screen interface era (smartphones) and is currently responsible for SoundHound Inc.’s consumer business, helping to shape the emerging voice-interface era. At SoundHound Inc., the Silicon Valley-based company creating and productizing sound search technologies, McMahon has driven the launches of Hound, the new voice search and assistant app, and the Houndify platform which enables a natural, conversational voice technology and AI interface for connected devices. Prior to joining the executive team at SoundHound, Katie was Vice President of Business Development at Shazam, where she created and led the company’s mobile strategy from 2004 through 2009, including the product launch on the iPhone and distribution and marketing deals with OEMs and global carriers. Prior to Shazam, McMahon was Founder & CEO of Westport Communications Inc., a mobile virtual network operator selling mobile data service and hardware, in Tokyo. In 2002, she was recognized as the first western woman to launch a technology company in Japan. Her career in mobile began at Japan Communication Inc. She has been named to the by Mobile Entertainment as one of the Top 50 Women in mobile content and the Silicon Valley Top 50. McMahon is on the Board of Directors of uBeam, a wireless power company, and serves on the Board of Trustees of the Lawrenceville School. She graduated with high distinction from the University of Virginia, with a degree in Political & Social Thought and was a member of UVa’s NCAA Division I national championship winning women’s lacrosse team.

A New Model for the Industrial Internet of Things

Adam McElhinney 
Adam McElhinney  

The IoT will generate 400 zettabytes of data a year by 2018. In all of that data lies unprecedented opportunities,
especially when it comes to the Industrial Internet of Things. Rather than harness the vast economic value of this new data, most enterprises are overwhelmed. This discussion will introduce a new model that enables companies to innovate and leapfrog generations of technology without having to internally develop massive capacity in big data, analytics and software development. This model allows technology startups to contribute their entrepreneurial speed and agility to solve industrial problems, leading to digital transformation and true IIoT value.

About Adam McElhinney

Adam McElhinney leads a team of 50+ data scientists building cutting-edge industrial data analytics tools. Formerly, he was head of business analytics and head of marketing analytics at Enova Financial. Adam also worked as a management consultant and analyst for the Department of Defense. Adam is serving his seventh year on the Chicago Chapter of the Board of the American Statistical Association and has also served as the director of the mentorship program for the HFS Chicago Scholars. Adam holds a Master’s degree in statistics from the University of Illinois at Chicago and has a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics, economics, and political science from Indiana University at Bloomington.

IoT Building Intelligence with Rich Data and Big Pipes

Don Barnetson
Don Barnetson 
Lunera Lighting

The lighting industry is moving to sensors and connectivity as a standard new fixture option to reduce installation cost and complexity. However, the added sensors and connectivity are delegated to just running a lighting system - that is the PIR occupancy sensors provide only binary data when an event occurs and the mesh networks (Zigbee and proposed Bluetooth mesh) are fully occupied managing the lighting system with insufficient bandwidth to support the realtime services that building owners desire. A paradigm of analog sensors with richer data attached to thicker pipes is developing to enable lighting systems to form the basis of a realtime building sensor network.

About Don Barnetson

Don Barnetson brings a strong track record of strategic technical insight, product planning and technical management to the company. He specializes in identifying and filtering hard problems and looking forward through product lifecycles at optimal economic solutions. Where technology gaps exist, Don sources, evaluates and closes deals and partnerships as part of the broader Lunera corporate strategy.

Key IoT vertical markets (Wearable and HMD/VR) and their next Generation System Solutions

Sam MassihSam Massih 

Wearable technologies have been mainstream now for five years while HMD/VR debut to the the mass market just last year. Both require key system solutions to deliver better lifestyle management and an unreal immersive viewing experience, respectively. This talk will explore how INVN is addressing both of these vertical markets to deliver on those promises.

About Sam Massih

Sam Massih is a semiconductor industry veteran with 20 years of experience in establishing, growing, and managing technology based businesses. His entire career has centered around defining and launching new semiconductor product lines targeted at consumer markets such as mobile, tablet, STB, LCD TV, and now wearable/HMD technologies. Sam's past adventures has taken him to Maxim, NXP, and Semtech where he's been responsible for establishing and growing analog video, LED, and touch interface businesses, respectively. Sam's most recent challenge has been at InvenSense where he is focusing on enabling the next generation of wearable products in the fitness, smart watch, and smart bands markets as well as delivering there required inertial sensors and system solutions for a good VR/HMD experience. These markets will require more sensor data to drive better lifestyle decisions, provide a better user experience, and generate more valuable data for the cloud services which is the real revenue growth vector in this market. Sam has aligned InvenSense’s solution strategy to deliver on these goals. Mr. Massih holds a MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, a MSEE from University of New York, and a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University.

The IoT Health Care Revolution is Upon Us (Just Not For You)

Rich GoldmanRich Goldman 
Global Technology University

HealthCare has always been doctor and hospital and centric. To access health care, patients need to travel to a doctor's office or hospital at a time that is convenient for the doctor. Health Care has traditionally focused on a centralized delivery model that has not served patients optimally. The convergence of communications, computing and sensings has enabled the development of telemedicine devices and teleconsultation, disrupting Health Care to become Patient Centric. Countries such as India are rapidly adopting this new paradigm. This revolution will come to the United States more slowly. Dr. Goldman's talk will focus on how the IoT is delivering the Health Care Revolution.

About Rich Goldman

A 30 veteran of the semiconductor and Electronic Design Automation industries, Rich Goldman is a partner at Silicon Catalyst, incubating and investing in semiconductor startups. Rich is currently working with two promising start ups as Chancellor of Global Technical University, and Chief Marketing Officer of iMedrix., Rich was the vice president of Corporate Marketing and Strategic Alliances for Synopsys and CEO of Synopsys Armenia, founding and growing that site to be Synopsys’ largest foreign R&D site. Rich was General Manager of Synopsys’ Dubai Silicon Oasis, which produced the first semiconductor designs in the Gulf Co operative Council. Rich is a 2017 Nominee for the prestigious King David Award. Rich earned a BSCS from Syracuse University, an MBA and MS Engineering Management from The University of Dallas, and honorary Doctorates from The State Engineering University of Armenia and Russian Armenian University.

Intelligence at the edge: empowering a next generation of IoT developers

Tallis BlalackTallis Blalack 
Arch Systems

As the promise and demand for IoT grows, the development skill gap between modern software methodologies relevant to the cloud and single board computers widens further and further from the ultralow power embedded device edge. In Silicon Valley, there are more than 40 software engineers capable of the former for only one embedded-capable engineer and the ratio is staggeringly lower for recent graduates. In order to truly empower a next generation of IoT developers, intelligence is needed at the edge of new IoT networks that somehow bridges the world of software abstraction to the demands of ultralow power embedded firmware. Arch and its team discuss novel hardware-software frameworks for how it can be done.

About Tallis Blalack

Tallis is energized by the challenge of turning new technologies into products. He has spent his career finding the intersection between what the customer needs and what engineering can build and has done so across software, cleantech, automotive, and semiconductors. Tallis earned a PhD in Electrical Engineering at Stanford before cofounding two startups, being acquired multiple times, and driving business at Fortune 500 companies. He is building Arch's business while enabling technologies that will make the world a better place.

IoT in Healthcare – possibilities and challenges, case study TRACE

Frank HarderFrank Harder 

This talk will explore the Healthcare IoT Ecosystem and relevance for end user.

About Frank Harder

Frank Harder, Business Technology Executive with a wealth of experience and P&L responsibility in global sales, marketing, operations and strategy functions. Leadership in growing and sustaining global businesses with track record of several $100m product lines in IoT, ecosystem and partnerships, energy, LED lighting, automotive and cloud platforms. Innovation, strategy and investment thesis work for Fortune 500 companies and technology start-ups to create winning portfolios, compelling roadmaps and end to end solutions. Experienced investor in disruptive technology startups, hardware, software and cloud. Guest speaker at San Jose State, UCLA and Universities in Germany. Thought leadership, mentorship, motivator and creator of high performance teams. Harder held leadership and innovation roles in Philips, Swarco, Samsung and helped numerous startups in the IoT technology space to succeed, scale and exit. Harder is Executive Board Advisor to Atonomics.