Welcome to the IoT Slam® Live 2017, Internet of Things Conference, June 21 - 22 2017, R.T.P - North Carolina, USA

Panel Session: Executing IoT Security for a Connected Future

Panel Session: Executing IoT Security for a Connected Future

Slide Deck:

Session Abstract:

IoT is as strong as the strength of its weakest link. The failure of even one component or subsystem renders the application inadequate, vulnerable and potentially dangerous. The warning signs are piling up from oil refineries compromised by menu links to the Chinese restaurant next door to smart homes publishing security video publicly on YouTube. Security and privacy are foundational concerns in IoT and must be addressed across the foundational fabric on which we deliver IoT solutions. Lessons learned from the evolution of Cloud, particularly across the enterprise space, privacy, data management, regulations, and protecting against cyber threats teach us that silo-ed point solutions do not scale and can actually increase the threat landscape in the distributed and heterogeneous systems that mark IoT. We literally cannot afford to treat security as an afterthought when the world is connected and interdependent.

This panel will help to define the following concerns:

  • What are the effective techniques for providing a data and system protection
  • What are the critical vulnerabilities and how do we deal with them
  • What are compliance strategies for the broad spectrum of enterprise and consumer markets.
  • What is a foundation for seamlessly and securely connecting devices, delivering trusted data to the cloud, and delivering value through analytics?

Speakers:

Moderator:
Sarah Cooper, COO – M2Mi

Panelists:
Stephen Ludin, Chief Architect, Akamai
Walton Smith, Principal and Head of IoT – Booz Allen Hamilton.
Mac Devine – CTO at IBM
Dave McCrory – CTO at Basho
Scott Amyx – CEO Amyx McKinsey

Sarah Cooper, COO – M2Mi (Moderator)
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - M2MiDr. Sarah Cooper is M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy. She’s a 2015 Silicon Valley Woman of Influence, a recognized Top 100 Wireless Technology Expert by Wireless World, one of Connected World’s Women of M2M, inventor, multidisciplinary entrepreneur, inventor of an IoT medical battery that runs on body temperature and a PhD in Physics from University of Sydney.

Walton Smith, Principal and Head of IoT – Booz Allen Hamilton.
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - boozallenWalton Smith is a principal in Booz Allen’s Strategic Innovation Group leading the firm’s Internet of Things initiative. In this role, he manages a team of strategists, engineers, and innovators who are working together to develop integrated solutions to some of the world’s toughest challenges. Walton also leads the firm’s partnerships with several industry leaders and is driving development of the Booz Allen Innovation Center, scheduled to open early next year. The Innovation Center will accelerate innovation by enabling employees to ideate, incubate, develop, and promote solutions such as: a standards-based IoT mobile framework and integration platform; location-based security systems; facility monitoring systems; predictive intelligence platforms; and a wearable technology exosystem that provides real-time information into incident and crisis response. Prior to leading the IoT initiative, Walton managed the firm’s Strategic Alliances. In that role, he brought together multinational hardware, software, networking, and remote computing corporations with Booz Allen’s world class consulting operations to solve client problems. He also led Booz Allen’s Collaboration, Mobility, and Social Media practice; as well as internal corporate strategies to bolster enterprise collaboration and knowledge management. Walton’s teams have delivered award-winning solutions for large financial institutions, oil and gas companies, and government and not-for-profit organizations. Walton earned a B.A. degree in Political Science from Brown University and an M.B.A. degree in E-Commerce, Telecommunications and Marketing from Vanderbilt University.

Stephen Ludin, Chief Architect, Akamai
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference -AkamaiStephen Ludin is a Chief Architect for Akamai’s Web Experience group. He currently heads the company’s Foundry team – a small group dedicated to innovating on the edge of technology. He joined Akamai in 2002 and works out of Akamai’s San Francisco office. His primary focus has been on projects related to the core proxy technology that is responsible for routing, accelerating, and securing Akamai’s traffic. He joined Akamai in 2002 and works out of Akamai’s west-coast headquarter in San Mateo, California. His primary focus has been on projects related to the core proxy technology that is responsible for routing, accelerating, and securing Akamai’s traffic. Most recently, as a technology leader in the Web Acceleration team, he has been leading the efforts behind Akamai’s next generation acceleration platform and its security and fraud prevention technology stack. Ludin received his degree from the University of California at San Diego in Computer Music where his coding abilities were used in writing C programs to create experimental music. We are all grateful for his decision to use his technical and management skill in a more aesthetically pleasing realm of making the web a faster and safer realm for commerce and communications.

Mac Devine – CTO at IBM
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - IBMMac Devine has 26 years of experience with networking and virtualization. He became an IBM Master Inventor in 2006, an IBM Distinguished Engineer in 2008 and is a Member of the IBM Academy of Technology since 2009. He served 2 years as the Chief Architect for IM System z Enterprise Software and 2 years as the CTO for IBM Cloud partnerships and client innovations within the IBM Corporate Strategy team. Mac served 2 years as Director and CTO Cloud Portfolio within IBM Global Technology Services. He lead the technical due diligence for the SoftLayer acquisition which lead to the creation of IBM Cloud Services Division. He co-authored Springer’s Handbook of Cloud Computing used by colleges and universities. Mac currently serves as Vice President and CTO of Networking and Innovation Services, IBM Cloud Division and also serves on the Internet of Things Community Advisory Board as well as the advisory boards for more than a dozen cloud companies.

Dave McCrory – CTO at Basho
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - BashoDave McCrory is CTO at Basho. Dave came to Basho from Warner Music Group where, as SVP of Engineering, he led the team that built their digital service platform. He was previously senior architect in Cloud Foundry at VMware and Cloud Architect at Dell, and also experienced successful exits from two companies he founded – Hyper9 (acquired by SolarWinds) and Surgient (acquired by Quest Software). McCrory holds nine technology patents in virtualization, cloud and systems management as co-inventor and created the “Data Gravity” concept which states that as data accumulates, it’s more likely other services and applications will be attracted to it.

Scott Amyx – CEO Amyx McKinsey
IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference - Amyx McKinseyScott Amyx
was voted one of the Top 25 Global Speakers by Speaking.com. Scott is a thought-leader, speaker, and author on wearables and the Internet of Things and the CEO of Amyx+McKinsey and Managing Partner of Venture1st. He has been nominated by the Republic of Korea to represent cutting-edge research and case studies on wearables and the Internet of Things at the ITU Telecom World 2015 in Budapest. He will debut the concept of “The Digital Currency of Happiness” at TechCrunch Beijing 2015. Intel & TBS’s America’s Greatest Makers look to Scott to recommend the most promising startups. As a thought leader in wearables & IoT, Scott explores the intersection of enterprise implications and consumer decisions of adopting wearables & IoT technologies. He writes for Wired, InformationWeek, IEEE, Wearable Technologies (WT), ReadWrite, TechBeacon, and other leading publications and speaks at global conferences. Scott is the co-author of The Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems Handbook, an academic publication by John Wiley and Sons, scheduled for late 2015 and The Advances in Information Security, Privacy, & Ethics (AISPE) Book Series, an academic publication by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), scheduled for 2016. Scott has over 18 years of large-scale strategy and implementation experience, managing double digit million dollar projects across multiple verticals. In his last corporate position as VP of Product Management, Scott helped the company be acquired by a Fortune 500 publicly traded company. Scott has also started numerous startups and successfully sold a company. Scott has a master’s degree in applied microeconomics/ public policy from the University of Chicago. Scott was a national Sloan Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University. LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottamyx

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