Conference Program

IoT Business Strategy
The Internet of Things (IoT) and the Supply Chain of Things: Innovations & Opportunities for Next Generation Value Chains
According to Gartner, there will be nearly 26 billion devices on the Internet of Things by 2020.  ABI Research estimates that more than 30 billion devices will be wirelessly connected to the Internet of Things by 2020.  IOT will revolutionize how products are developed, manufactured and delivered to customers in the near future through M2M connectivity, smart devices and instant communications. This article will discuss technology innovations & opportunities for next generation value chains with real life examples and case studies from leading companies.

Maha Muzumdar is Vice President, Supply Chain – Oracle

Start Small, Build Fast and Connect What Matters
This session will cover pragmatic strategies to move forward with building connections and intelligence from the important things in your environment.  Taking a case study approach, we’ll share how a telemedicine firm, an F1 sports team and a dairy farm in India were able to create IoT solutions to improve on the business drivers that matter in their respective industries.  For each case, we’ll examine their approach, some of the key technologies used, and key learnings from the experience.

Kirsten Billhardt, Strategist for Internet of Things – Dell OEM Solutions

10 Things to Consider When Developing IoT Devices
The Internet of Things (IoT) was named the most hyped technology of 2014 by Gartner, and designers are responding by feverishly working to add connectivity to products in all industries, especially in the connect home, medical devices, industrial automation and transportation. Connected products require a new approach to design. This session will dive into the 10 things designers need to consider when developing IoT devices.

Adam Justice, Vice President and General Manager – Grid Connect

Building a Business Model for IoT
According to reports, there are currently about 10 billion connected devices and by 2020, that number is projected to be 75 billion. To bridge that gap over the next few years, developers and businesses can take steps now to build a viable business model to succeed in this growing market. Using strategies like crowdfunding and partnering with established brands in the consumer service, retail and IoT spaces, as well as planning for global expansion, are just a few of ways to build a solid platform for innovation and growth for burgeoning IoT businesses.

Greg Roberts, Vice President – Icontrol Networks

How Will Your IoT Application Outlive the Hype?
The Internet of Things is a land grab, and while it’s a savvy strategic move to build an IoT offering, how do you structure your technology and business model to outlive the hype?

Andrew Cronk, CEO of TempoIQ, will share his experiences working with businesses to launch successful IoT initiatives and his years of experience building sensor data projects. You’ll learn why service models are key to sustainable IoT businesses, and how data and analytics can enable these transformations. You’ll also learn the important considerations to make when building a sensor analytics offering. Finally, Andy will discuss pricing strategies that will align your pricing model with your customer’s success.

Andrew Cronk, CEO – TempoIQ

The Impact of IoT on Semiconductor Companies
Early IoT opportunities have centered on the Consumer, Home and Automotive segments. Advancing technologies will result in the evolution of IoT functionality from simple connected devices to more intelligent, distributed and autonomous systems. The real growth of IoT is still to come with an increase in applications in other markets e.g. Retail, Healthcare, Energy, Industrial and Construction.

The IoT phenomenon is expected to have a profound impact on the overall growth and stability of the semiconductor industry. Semiconductor companies function as enablers of core technologies and services and for creation of IoT related infrastructure. Semiconductor companies need to develop specific ecosystem, product portfolio and operational strategies to take advantage of the opportunities presented by IoT.

Rajesh Mani, Director Strategy and Operations – PricewaterhouseCoopers 

Big Data Sessions
Model for Data Equity: Capture Value and Calculate Risk
A model for data equity is an attempt to solve the monetary value of our big data in its forms such as financial, behavioral, demographic, and personal. Only upon bench marking the value of data, as a strategic asset, can we hope to improve upon its valuation and calibrate the necessary costs to maintain it. Not to be confused with Privacy Impact Assessments/Audits (PIA), we’re looking beyond compliance or privacy protocols associated with personally identifiable information and focusing on data and its valuation as an asset. Utilizing accounting concepts and financial models, similar to those for defining brand equity; we look to certain data types with unique use, replacement time/costs, and competitive advantage so firms can ultimately attribute goodwill to the business and hedge potential losses.

Matthew Mikell, Big Data Manager – IBM

Talking SMAC (Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud)
Organizations know there is insight to be gained from social intelligence, and that the information employees need is still locked in silos. Add to that the global proliferation of smart tech, and we’re entering into a transformational time. This discussion will cover top trends in social, mobile, analytics and cloud, including how the convergence of SMAC is now becoming business as usual. Consumers count on customized content, how are orgs creating exceptional, digital experiences for consumers? How are orgs using social, mobile, analytics and cloud to create the workplace of the future? Smart tech continues to flirt with each other as wearable tech just might transcend ‘cool’ to become ‘productive.’

Beverly Macy, Instructor, Center for MEMES  - UCLA Anderson School of Management

Modernizing M2M Analytics Strategies for the Internet of Things
To cope with the expansive amounts of data coming our way thanks to the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses need to understand how to best leverage the power of analytics. A combination of tools and talent are required to effectively gather, store and pull useful knowledge from data. This session will explore what components are necessary to draw advantageous insights by executing faster, smarter analytics in an ever-expanding connected world.

Don DeLoach, President and Chief Executive Officer -  Infobright

You Versus the Sensors – Six Requirements for Visualizing the Internet of Things
You can’t do air traffic control with a spreadsheet and you can’t get value from the Internet of Things (IOT) with traditional business intelligence and analytic tools. Fleet managers with squadrons of highly instrumented transport vehicles streaming data, for instance, need in-the-moment insight, not a rearview mirror dashboard report, to predict and prevent maintenance issues. Similarly, RFID tags affixed to items headed to stores on those trucks holds similar insight potential for product marketing managers and retail inventory managers alike.

A new analytic approach is clearly required. Where traditional BI was based on query-and-response systems looking at static, historical data, the streaming data that characterizes the IoT creates a “continuous query” environment that can only be understood and managed in a visual manner. This session will take a deep dive into the emerging requirements for creating an effective data visualization platform for the Internet of Things.

Ben Plummer, Senior Vice President, Strategic Alliances - Datawatch

Industrial IoT Sessions
The Internet of Things and Manufacturing: How to Gain a Competitive Edge
IoT and big data analytics bring tremendous automation potential to the factory. With these technologies we can merge and correlate rapidly growing data sets to improve product quality, gain insights into root causes of manufacturing issues, increase throughput, and reduce machine failures and downtime.  This session will discuss how to integrate interoperable platforms, multilayer security, and data services to accelerate the creation of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that generate new services, improved productivity and efficiency, and speed time to market.

In this session, we will delve into how Manufacturers need to think of the IoT not merely in terms of technology, but rather in terms of the business case. How can the IoT help you be more competitive by producing with higher quality, lower cost and less environmental impact?

Speaker TBA – Intel

When IT Meets OT in the IoT – Risks. Rewards. Intelligence. Analytics.
Machines have talked to machines for decades, but IoT technologies have inserted more intelligence – and complexity – into the conversation. Fahrion will discuss the potential rewards and risks of when IT meets OT (operational technology), using case studies of intelligent wireless sensor networks (WSNs) deployed in industrial condition monitoring applications.

Fahrion will discuss: Methods of collecting, managing and analyzing today’s abundance of sensor data leading to actionable intelligence. Technology considerations for efficiently, reliably operating IoT WSNs in remote, demanding industrial environments. Techniques for scaling WSNs to hundreds of sensors at reasonable price points using “IoT ready” protocols for data and transport. As well as navigating the challenges of implementing WSNs and bridging the conflicting technical requirements from two disciplines that rarely see eye to eye – IT vs OT.

Mike Fahrion, Director of Product Management & Internet of Things Strategist – B&B Electronics

Data Integration for the Industrial Internet
In the age of the Industrial Internet how do you ensure that your business can keep its competitive edge? Do you have a plan for incorporating ALL of your enterprise data for analytics initiatives, considering a) the high volume and demand of data today b) the various types of data you’ll need to support and c) the various sources you’ll need to access the data from – ie sensors, machines, clouds and more? Moving the data from one platform to another, for business intelligence (BI), analytics, distribution or migration, is often rife with challenges. Put plainly, “Big Data” often becomes a “Big Headache”.

At this session, attendees will learn best practices for driving real-time reporting with ever-changing data, automating data integration set up and configuration from multiple sources, and speeding the data replication and loading process to and from major platforms.

Tara Bruckert, Director of Technology Solutions  – Attunity

Social Machines: Achieving Preventative Maintenance, Eliminating Downtime
Machine downtime equates to hundreds of thousands of lost dollars per day. Ensuring that machinery and critical equipment downtime is minimized through preventative maintenance drives efficiency gains, reduces costs and increases revenue. Efficiency gains as small as 1 percent can change entire industries including power, health care, aviation, rail and the oil and gas industry.  GE estimates that over 15 years, a 1 percent efficiency gain could result in $63 billion in healthcare, $27 billion in rail and $90 billion in savings in the oil and gas industry. In this session, we’ll discuss how social machines power these efficiency gains and take a look at use cases for two vastly different industries.

Liz Presson, Resident Intrapreneur – Digi International

Apps and DevOps Sessions
Mobile Application Development Demystified: Use Your Existing Skills To Create Exceptional Apps
This session will cover how developers can utilize their existing knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript to quickly create visually and functionally impressive applications. Areas of focus will be on design considerations, coding best practices, data access and most importantly, how it all comes together.  Find out the “do’s” and “don’ts” of mobile development from an IBM SWAT team leader who has conducted dozens of customer proof of concepts, proof of technologies and mobility workshops.

Dustin Amhrein – Technical Evangelist; Software Developer – IBM

Adding Context to the Web: Bluetooth APIs and Device Integration
Though in its infancy, Bluetooth device access from web browsers is opening up new opportunities for web developers to integrate a multitude of sensing devices into their web applications. When coupled with emerging real-time communication standards, such as WebRTC, device access will create opportunities for delivering truly contextualized communications.  But how? In this session, Cary Bran, will walk through the coding of device connectivity with the latest browser-based Bluetooth APIs from Google and show how developers can leverage the IoT to create deeply contextual web applications.

Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures – Plantronics

Business Apps and IoT-A magical combination
IoT is increasing at a terrific pace. Business application software has been lagging. The core of this presentation is meant to evaluate their progress to date, identify where they are deficient, and create a vision of the future. This presentation is meant to stretch business leaders beyond the current use cases toward the methods, challenges, and value of the mixture of IoT and business applications.

The presenter will address the business application market as a whole in a more general discussion of their capabilities and shortcomings.

Mike Schultz, Partner – WhiteLight Group, LLC

IoT, Cloud, and DevOps – Bringing Them all Together
Think these things are independent?  Think again.  They are intertwined and all dependent upon one another.  In this session we will discuss the architecture for IoT-related solutions, including devices, gateways, cloud-infrastructure and user interface elements.  Also, we will describe the Information flow across the architecture, including considerations for device manufacturers, users, and interested third party data consumers.  We will show how enabling agile and DevOps-based systems and application development applies across embedded systems, application server-based software, databases, and visualization components, resulting in continuous engineering.  And we will reinforce how IoT will rely upon cloud, analytics, mobile, social, and security technologies.

Tim Hahn, Chief Architect for Connected Vehicle and Internet of Things – IBM Software 

A 360-Degree App Quality Approach to Developing Winning Apps for the Internet of Things
This session will lead the audience in a discussion on the issues that developers of the digital experiences that make up the Internet of Things need to be aware of and navigate in order to succeed as the apps economy expands to life beyond mobile, including connectivity and API issues, interoperability challenges, proprietary discussions and development decisions, dramatically increased fragmentation issues and more. Since the IoT is still in its infancy, there are many big brands that have yet to be exposed to the space; everything from development and testing challenges and best practices, to user behavior and adoption rates.

Chris Munroe , VP of Test Evangelism – Applause

Build Automation/Smart Building Sessions
Transform Building Efficiency and Comfort in Smart Buildings
With the proliferation of connected sensors that integrate greater compute capabilities, intelligent gateways to aggregate and filter data, and big data analytics, the Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming building efficiency and tenant comfort. Buildings that adjust to their occupants, weather and energy usage patterns, and security needs are the building automation realities made possible by IoT.

This session focuses on applications of Intel’s Internet of Things (IoT ) technology in smart buildings.  It highlights how Intel solutions can be applied to commercial and multi-dwelling residential buildings.

Speaker TBA – Intel

Building Energy Management – the Killer App for Enterprise Internet of Things
Enterprise. Wireless networking. Open standards. These terms are being taken to a new level in the era of smart buildings, where the building is becoming the enterprise. To add the ‘smart’ in smart buildings, we need to unify these capabilities to monitor, measure and manage a multitude of energy-related applications in order to realize operational and energy-saving benefits across the enterprise.

In this presentation, Daintree Networks CEO Danny Yu will delve further into the E-IoT and its potential, providing real-world examples of how enterprises are able to execute on the E-IoT through networked wireless open standards-based energy control and management solutions. Danny will also illustrate overall trends and how building energy management is playing a critical role as a pragmatic solution for the E-IoT for both the commercial and industrial facilities as well as the residential markets.

Danny Yu, CEO – Daintree Networks, Inc.

Security Sessions -
IoT Security Primer
This primer on IoT security will cover the basics of securing the IoT at the device and network level by presenting the most significant issues from both the consumer’s and the developer’s point of view. Look beyond the noise of big data breaches and learn some of the common pitfalls even seasoned professionals fall into, and how to avoid them from the executive level to the developer level. No prior knowledge of security is required, but experts and neophytes alike will benefit from the information.

Eric Uner, CTO – Redwall Technologies

An Efficient workflow for Implementing Public Key Cryptography (PKC) in Constrained Devices
In the IoT area, security is difficult to achieve due to many factors, and one of the main factors is related to constrained computational power of the edge devices and sensor nodes. If public key cryptography (PKC) is used, then the computation is expensive to encrypt and decrypt messages and this proves to be a bottle neck for the said constrained devices. If symmetric key cryptography is used, then the key management, which includes secure distribution of key becomes a problem. This key distribution problem becomes complex, when the number of nodes becomes huge, which is the case with any IoT deployments.

Hence, a complete different approach is needed to solve these problems. The PKC is an attractive approach since the key management problem is not present. However, for the constrained devices to have a public key and a private key, the key generation is a challenge since two prime numbers are needed.

Shanmugasundaram.M, Associate Director – Happiest Minds Technologies Pvt Ltd

IoT and Security – Connectivity and Security Does Not Have to Be a Choice of One
As the Internet of Things enables new connectivity opportunities to devices such as automobiles, monitoring equipment, medical devices, and machinery, integrators of M2M should be designing these systems with security in mind.  Adding security afterwards is costly and with proper security design, planning ahead for how to create fast, efficient communications between devices and also protect those devices and communications with secure chip technology is wise consideration.  This session will examine ways to make the IoT both secure and trusted by looking at examples from other markets and discussing some security principles that have a proven track record in more mature industries.

Randy Vanderhoof is the Executive Director – Smart Card Alliance

Secure Software Updates via Integrity Protection
Software for embedded systems is based more and more on open system platforms – Linux Embedded, VxWorks, Windows Embedded, QNX and many others. The open platforms provide many benefits and can simplify software development between several teams within a large enterprise or even in different software companies. However, these new open system platforms are also vulnerable to attacks from hackers who know these platforms as well.

This presentation will demonstrate a technology that guarantees code protection by securing the running code itself against any modifications and also preventing the loader of the operating system to start any unauthorized code. The technology also protects the open system platform itself to prevent a hacker from installing his or her own loader. And finally, the technology prevents the BIOS of the embedded system from loading an unauthorized platform.

Marcellus Buchheit – Wibu-Systems

Connected Car
Timing: When will Connected Cars be an Important Market?
We are heading down a new road in vehicle technology. Connected vehicles are already here by some definitions, but much more connectivity is on the horizon for crash avoidance, infotainment and communication. Soon most vehicles sold in the developed world will have some generation of connectivity technology on board, and within 15 to 20 years all vehicles will be rolling off assembly lines with some connectivity.

The diffusion of various generations of technology through the fleet and technology aimed at different markets will take decades to unfold. Hence the implications for business plans and strategies must be developed now but be aware of the time frames for diffusion and monetization. This session will illustrate the modeling platform and address the timing of the fast developing connected vehicle opportunity.

Tom Gage, CEO and Managing Director – Marconi Pacific, LLC