Conference Program

May 14th, 2014 – Day 1

7:00 am – Registration Opens

8:00 am – Welcome Address

8:05 am – Market Research Session
Big Data and Analytics in M2M – Where it is Now and Where it is Going
Most of the M2M market to has focused on getting machines and assets connected – the plumbing of the Internet of Things.  Much less has focused on how to maximize the value of the machine data. Big data and analytics in M2M is one of the most nascent and undeveloped parts of the market yet will become one of the most important for both business end-users and suppliers alike.  In fact ABI Research estimates that this segment of the M2M value chain will grow to $14 billion by 2018.

This session will define and review the five components of the big data and analytics value chain: data integration, data storage, data analytics, data visualization and professional services.  It will dig deeper into the three different analytics markets (descriptive, predictive and prescriptive) and provide leading use case examples.  It will conclude with the latest research on predictive maintenance analytics in M2M, including the influence it will have on business models and the customer relationship.

Dan Shey, Practice Director – ABI Research

9:00 am – Featured Presentation
Embracing IoT Today with End to End Solutions
The Internet of Things is changing the way we do business. IoT is driving a world of increasingly connected devices, seamless connectivity from sensors to the data center, cloud economics for computing and data, and the acceleration of big data analytics to extract value from data. IoT offers businesses the opportunity to develop new services, enhance productivity and efficiency, improve real-time decision making, solve critical problems and develop new consumer experiences.  In this session, Intel will delve into how gateways enable this new connected world and how analytics improve your bottom line.

Shahram Mehraban, Global Head of  Energy & Industrial Vertical Segments -
Intelligent Systems Group, Intel Corp.

10:00 am – Dedicated Expo Hall Time/Networking Break

11:00 am – Sessions Resume
Internet of Things, Big Data, Industry 4.0: The Rise of the Machines
The term “Industry 4.0″ refers to the fourth industrial revolution. Since first being introduced as an initiative by the German government in 2011, Industry 4.0 has become a popular term within the larger industrial sector to describe the next technology-enabled sea change in Industry.

According to Cisco, there are 10 billion devices networked together today and that number will grow to 50 billion by 2020. Already, Industrial processes create more data than any other source. So what happens as the Internet of Things becomes more robust, with more and more devices becoming connected and networked?

Big data extracts value by layering process analytics onto existing embedded capabilities to create operating profiles, model scenarios, identify abnormalities and pinpoint waste. We are looking at a future where distributed computing at the device level will lead to machine and process optimization. New device-to-device communication architectures will replace the current master/slave networks. This will impact the traditional PLC or DCS, which will morph into cloud-based software. Automation networks will self-configure, self-regulate and suggest efficiency improvements. Much of the current decision making of the operator will be made by the machines. The operator will focus on system efficiency to include energy, security, safety and process tuning. Making it so operators will need to have a cross-discipline skill set of industrial engineering, digital computing and data scientist. But how do we get there?

Matthew O’Kane,  Vice President – Digital Customer Experience -
Schneider Electric’s Industry Business

From Rats to Cows and Hearts to Homes – Some M2M Stories
The M2M world has come a long way over the last decade. Helped by improvements in technology, connectivity, power consumption and price, the types of solution that are feasible has changed dramatically. This talk tells the story of some real world M2M projects that have come to life, ranging from rats to cows, hearts to homes and cars to tanks. If these are possible today imagine what is possible tomorrow.

The wide variety of projects share a number of characteristics. First they all use MQTT and second they implement common connectivity patterns. The presentation talks about the patterns and picks a couple of the projects delving deeper into their architecture and design.

Dave Locke, Software Engineer - IBM  

12:30 pm – Lunch Break/Dedicated Expo Hall Time

1:45pm – Sessions Resume
That “Last Mile” Again: The IoT Version – Connecting Devices in the Wild
Currently, the cloud is an important component of the IoT paradigm. The assumption is that data from the devices will be transferred to the cloud, which will then make it easy to access information or the devices themselves from anywhere, anytime. However, in the industrial world, these devices are large, immovable devices and are located in remote places with poor or limited connectivity. This can be a deterrent when it comes to actual implementation of any IoT solution.

This problem does not necessarily get a fair share of attention since the IoT world is still evolving rapidly and there are far too many exciting issues to deal with. However, in order to truly connect some of these remote devices to the IoT world, it will, at some point, become necessary to address this issue. This presentation will try to throw some light on this problem and consider some potential solutions. The objective is to generate discussion around this issue so that, going forward, we can collectively come up with innovative solutions to make it possible to truly adopt IoT anywhere.

J. Jobin, PhD, Mobile Solutions Researcher - GE Global Research

2:30 pm
The Role of the Connected Car in the Future of Transportation
Every year, Americans spend an average of 38 hours stuck in traffic. As the wait time refuses to hit the brakes, technologists and automobile manufacturers have continued to pioneer advancements that allow drivers to stay connected on the road. In fact, 55 percent of connected devices on the market will be car-related by 2020 and driver assistant systems will be in 50 percent of all new cars.

The overall value of the connected car industry is expected to rise to $600 billion over the next seven years alone. This means the greatest potential for growth in smart devices lie not in household or consumer items, but in the automotive industry and the continued development of the connected car. Government regulation on energy, intelligent traffic management and policy prevention of accidents and car hacking are driving manufacturers to implement the internet of things right in your car.

In this session, Leland Key will discuss the major trends shaping the future of transportation and the automotive industry in a connected world, specifically energy efficiency, connected devices, security and safety.

Leland Key, Senior Director, Automotive Business – NXP Semiconductors

3:15 pm
Making It All Work: A Peek Below the Surface of the IoT
Everyone’s excited about the potential of the Internet of Things, but where does all of that data go? How is it stored? How is it accessed? How is it secured and maintained? TempoIQ cofounder Justin DeLay outlines the unique challenges of building a sensor analytics data backend at Internet of Things scale. Topics covered include the unique properties of sensor data and Internet of Things devices, networks and services, as well as the resulting considerations to make when building a solution. Justin will outline the broad networking and infrastructure challenges in data collection and storage, how sensor data differs from what we’re used to, and the pros and cons of various data management strategies. The presentation will close with an outline of system considerations for building a real-time sensor data monitoring solution that can handle whatever reporting and analytics you throw at it.

Justin DeLay, Co-Founder - TempoIQ

4:00 pm
The Future of Real Time Managed Services Delivery for IOT
The convergence of networked computing and large scale data management with real time machine intelligence is driving the integration of the physical and virtual worlds. The intersection of these trends – the Internet of Things and People – will create unimagined new values.

Learn how to force the pace of development in real-time “smart” systems and managed services, allowing your company to effect fundamental shifts in your technology markets. This strategy, put into place by Pacific Controls, reflects the increasing importance of three critical elements: end-to-end solutions, a new generation of real-time/state-based platforms, and large-scale ecosystem collaboration informed by truly scalable and elastic service delivery architectures.

Each of these three enablers taken individually are hardly new, but as they converge with intelligent sensors, equipment and assets, radical new modes of value creation are emerging. Only those who grasp the new rules of smart systems and collaborative market creation can win key positions. To provide complete solutions for smart systems and the Internet of Things, these technologies need to be interwoven and mutually supportive; success will only go to players who effectively leverage their combined potential.

Professor Schahram Dustdar, Advisory Board Member, Pacific Control Systems

4:45 pm - After Hours Networking Event in the Expo Hall

May 15th, 2014 – Day 2

7:30 am – Registration Opens

8:00 am -
Internet of Things – A Pandora’s Box in the Making?
Three simple letters – IoT, has become a highly searched item and a feature of strategy in many solution-providers’ portfolio. While it does signify a disruption at this time, careful evaluation of its impact across manufacturing industries shows several critical challenges and impediments that need to be overcome in order to reach the future vision of immersive and total connectedness.

This presentation will assess the issues of cyber-security, software architecture, critical asset uptime and protection, bandwidth, communication backhaul capabilities, service models and its impact on future revenues and business models.

Muthuraman Ramasamy,  Senior Analyst & Team Leader – Frost & Sullivan

8:45 am
Big Data’s Potential in Helping To Secure the Internet of Things
The security devil is always in the details of the attack: the ones you’ve endured, the ones you prepare yourself to fend off, and the ones that, you fear, will catch you completely unaware and defenseless. The Internet of Things (IoT) is nothing if not an endless proliferation of details. It’s the vision of a world in which continuous Internet connectivity and addressability is embedded into a growing range of human artifacts, into the natural world, and even into our smartphones, appliances, and physical persons.

In the IoT vision, every new “thing”(sensor, actuator, data source, data consumer, routing intermediary, etc.) is a new security-relevant detail that stirs up a wide range of collateral security issues. In other words, every networked IoT endpoint is a new potential attack vector or launching point that the baddies can exploit.

In this presentation, James Kobielus will discuss how IT professionals should approach addressing the security challenges of IoT. He will describe IoT vulnerabilities at the device, application, and network level. He will present a multi-layered IoT-security vision that includes incorporation of robust security protections into IoT products plus more global approaches that rely on consolidated big-data-powered security incident and event.

James Kobielus, Big Data Evangelist – IBM

9:30 am – Expo Hall Time/Networking Break

10:00 am – Sessions Resume
Assuring the Network Underpinning the Internet of Things
The Internet of Things relies on solid network connectivity, availability and performance. “The network” though is a complex series of interconnected gear with connections often spanning great distances, different mediums and many vendors. Engineers and technicians in the IoT’s many verticals who install and maintain their Internet of Things are experts in their fields but often less so in networking, yet vital networks complete the systems on which they live or die. This session will present a vision for tactically verifying and strategically monitoring networks to assure the network, which underpins your Internet of Things, is available and performing.

David Coffin, Chief Technology Officer – Fluke Networks

10:45 am
Wireless Connectivity and Wearables – The What, How and Why
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.

To help developers tap into this market, this session will outline the core technologies that comprise nearly any wearable device and cover the best wireless technology options for connecting wearables (NFC, BT, BTLE) including the pros, cons and tradeoffs. When finished attendees will be able to determine the best option for a given use case and will have received practical guidance on the advantages and disadvantages they may encounter based on what connection method was chosen.

Cary Bran, Senior Director of Innovation and New Ventures – Plantronics

11:30 am
Integrating Multiple Technologies on the Internet of Things
As the Internet of Things evolves it will introduce new technologies.  The network edge will expand to include locations and functions that were previously unheard of.  New software will be created that can manage vast quantities of data and present it in useful ways.  But existing networks, network equipment and network technology will continue to be part of the story.  As a pioneer in the field, Mr. Conley will present an overview of the techniques that network engineers can use to blend new M2M technologies with the old, preserving the value of existing infrastructure while taking advantage of new networking technologies as they become available.

Bill Conley, M2M Systems Development Engineering Manager - B&B Electronics 

12:15 am – Break for Lunch/Dedicated Expo Hall time

1:15 pm - Sessions Resume
A Guide for driving ROI in Manufacturing IoT projects
We’ve all heard about the billions of dollars in savings available through implementing IoT technologies, but how do you get past the hype and start delivering tangible value? In this session, we will share use cases where IoT makes sense in manufacturing. From data collection and field analytics to engineering intelligence and crowd-sourcing, we’ll share our perspective and walk through a roadmap of how to bring together existing skills in your organization to harvest that value, even without a roomful of data scientists.

Kirsten Billhardt, Global Strategist — Manufacturing Industry - Dell 

2:00 pm
Expanding the Volume of M2M/IOT With Battery Operated Devices
Of the 50 billion of predicted nodes to be connected to the internet by 2020 less than 10 percent are predicted to be GSM.  A long range, high capacity system is needed by the telecommunications companies to consolidate the fragmented battery operated wireless market for sensor networks, smart cities, smart metering, security systems, smart home and industrial control.  A widely available network for battery operated devices is the only way to scale the volume to achieve the predicted volumes for internet of things (IoT).  A solution will be presented to meet these needs with detailed analysis on business model, cost, and ROI.

Marc Pegulu, Senior Director, Applications Engineering - Semtech Corp.

2:45 pm
Industrial Road Map for Connected Machines
The hype surrounding the Internet of Things (IoT) includes forecasts of trillions of dollars in economic growth driven by the ubiquity of sensors, devices and machines.  This economic forecast is partly based on the rapid retirement of smart devices that have a useful life expectancy of two years.  However, industrial manufacturers are confronted with equipment that has an average use full life of more than 20 years.

The machine tool sector has one of the largest installed bases of equipment out of all of the industrial machinery sectors.  A roadmap or reference model has yet to be developed for manufacturers seeking to enable existing production assets to participate in the benefits that IoT infrastructures provide.  ARC will provide a vision for manufacturers to follow that can be used as roadmaps over the next decade to transform their equipment into “connected machines”.  Using our experience in following technology, standards and industrial trends a practical and economic approach is outlined for manufacturers who seek to gain the benefits the IoT has to offer.

Sal Spada, Research Director Discrete Automation - ARC Advisory Group

3:30 pm – Conference Conclusion