Welcome to the IoT Grand Slam 2018, VIRTUAL Internet of Things Conference, December 11th 2018 held in the Cloud.

IoT Grand Slam 2018 Conference Agenda

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Day 1
11 Dec 2018

IoT Grand Slam 2018 Opening and Welcome Remarks

Session Abstract: Welcome introduction to the IoT Grand Slam Virtual conference by IoT Community Advisory Board Chairman Bill Mortimer, (and Executive Vice President of Strategy at Spirent) who will provide an update on current conditions for our IoT Community members, as well as set the stage for the rest of the event format as a...
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VP Strategic Marketing at Spirent (Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board)
Bill Mortimer

Headline Keynote Session by AWS IoT, Sarah Cooper

Speaker: Dr. Sarah Cooper is AWS’s GM of IoT Solutions. With 15yrs experience building IoT devices and platforms, Sarah serves as vice chairwoman of the Internet of Things Community. Formerly, M2Mi’s Chief Operating Officer, responsible for engineering, business development and platform strategy, Sarah was named an IS 50 Most Empowering Women in Business, recognized Top 100...
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Dr. Sarah Cooper GM IoT at AWS & Internet of Things Community Vice-Chair
Sarah Cooper

Technology Transformation at the Edge of the Retail Enterprise

Session Abstract: Earlier this year, Jeff Schmitz, CMO Zebra Technologies, joined us to share his perspective on how data-driven technology and the on demand economy are transforming our world, especially in the retail space. Jeff will join us again to dive deeper into his topic and provide use cases of retailers who’ve experienced transformation at...
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Jeffrey Schmitz
10:25 - 10:30

Break

Delivering on the promise of Smart Industry through 5G Networks.

Session Abstract: 5G networks can become the catalyst for realising the potential of Smart Factories and High Value Manufacturing through the enablement of technologies such as extreme automation, augmented reality, AI, ultra-reliable low latency and massive machine type communications. This talks explores the opportunity 5G brings to our Industries of the future and shares best...
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IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

IoT Security – Hardware perspective

Session Abstract: Practices on IoT security is mostly focused on the software layers that make up an IoT application: the firmware, the operating system (if any) and the application software, that run on the edge device (the “thing”), on the boundary devices (router, gateway), on the IoT fog, or in the IoT cloud platform, are...
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Jean-Paul Buu-Sao
Dipto Chakravarty CTO at Exostar
Dipto Chakravarty
11:00 - 11:05

Break

Keynote Panel Session

Speakers: Moderator: Denise Hatzidakis Panellists:  Wayne Irwin – Director Intel IoT Stephen Douglas – IoT Solutions and Technical Strategy Lead – Spirent Jim Sabogel – Senior Director for Healthcare and Life Sciences at T-Systems North America, Inc. Chris Sullivan – Global Healthcare Practice Lead at Zebra Technologies and Health Slam Advisory Board Chairman Saurabh Mishra...
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Saurabh Mishra
Jim Sabogal
Chris Sullivan
Denise Hatzidakis - Healthcare IoT domain expert, Certified Agile Leader
Denise Hatzidakis
IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas
Wayne Irwin

The Internet of Things for Clinical Supplies

Session Abstract: In 2017 the FDA approved 46 new medicines and over half require temperature monitoring and control. Many of the new drugs are for cellular and genetic therapies that are tied to patients own cells. This makes clinical trials logistics so important because the right cells needs to be shipped in a very small...
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Jim Sabogal

Connected Utilities: A pragmatic business use case of IoT: past, present and future

Session Abstract: In this session, I (and we) will inspect a pioneer vertical in IoT (Internet of Things). Utilities is one of the early IoT adopters. Vast power grid, regulatory requirements, customer service, financial stress – Utilities have never been scarce of pain points. I will examine in detail how these and other complex problems...
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Manimala Kumar

Panel Session – IoT Cyber Security – Creating Trust in a Privacy-Less ERA

Session Abstract: As the IoT begins to evolve, so do the security threats that come with protecting the valuable data that is generated from humans and devices. In an era where privacy concerns outweigh the need to enhance the user experience, how can industrial and enterprise organizations take advantage of the multi-trillion opportunity – that...
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Nancy Shemwell, Nancy Shemwell, COO of IoT Community
Nancy Shemwell
Brenda Boehm
IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Mac Devine_
Mac Devine
IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Jason Cook
Jason Cook
Dipto Chakravarty CTO at Exostar
Dipto Chakravarty

Transforming the 3 P’s of your Supply Chain from a burden to an advantage

Session Abstract: Is your supply chain buried in excessive paper and processes with too much manual intervention? Are you implementing Supply Chain industry best practices blindly without having real-time insight into whether these are actually working? In this session, IBM Fellow Mac Devine explains how technologies like BlockChain, AI and IoT are essential for digitally...
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IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Mac Devine_
Mac Devine

Internet of Everything – where is Security…?

Session Abstract: The Internet of Everything will be five to ten times more impactful in the next decade than the entire Internet has been to date. The ‘S’ in IoT is for Security – but where is it? Lets discuss. Speaker: Mark Weatherford SVP, Chief Cybersecurity Strategist at vArmour Previous Roles Include: Deputy Under Secretary...
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Mark Weatherford

Consolidated IoT Platform – Analyze Data from All Devices

Session Abstract: Whether you are implementing IoT devices in a hospital, doctor’s office, manufacturing or retail environment, you need the ability to centralize your data to fully understand your operating environment and make better business decisions. Each device manufacturer offers its own IoT platform to connect their devices and analyze your data, but how do...
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Phillip Simulis

Subscription Economy Index, growth in IoT

Session Abstract: Many IoT companies pursue growth with subscription business models:  While growth rates may fluctuate, and are susceptible to broader market trends, recurring revenue models offer sustained and predictable returns that largely avoid the volatility of traditional “boom or bust” product cycles. Attend this session to learn about: Benchmark growth and performance metrics for...
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Carl Gold

2020: Life with 50 Billion Connected Devices

Session Abstract: It’s a sunny March morning in 2023. 7:18 AM. You’re buttering your bagel and gulping your coffee like always. You’re looking forward to your commute – you’ll do a conference call with your team and catch up on the news. You’re thankful you don’t have to actually drive, your car knows the way....
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Gary Davis
16:20 - 16:25

Break

IoT and Blockchain to optimize and bring Efficiencies in Urban Parking

Session Abstract: The increase in urban growth has to lead to increased pressure and expansion of infrastructure, which in turn has lead to various urban issues. For citizens, whether driving to work or for pleasure, commuting is not only time consuming but also makes it difficult to find parking spaces quickly. In many cities like...
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Phanindra Murthy
Mohan Venkataraman

Closing Keynote: Internet of Moving Things (IoMT)

Session Abstract: Connecting static people at homes and offices with Internet was a tough task. Connecting moving people with mobility was tougher task. Even tougher was connecting static things. Now, consider connecting moving things! Learn how a company that moves people and things views Internet of Moving Things (IoMT). Speaker: Rahul Vijay Head of Global...
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Rahul Vijay

Conference Closing Remarks

Bill Mortimer, IoT Community Advisory Board Chairman and Chris Sullivan IoT Community Vice-Chair, brings the IoT Grand Slam 2018 Conference proceedings to a close and share closing remarks and key take-aways. Join our IoT Community at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4662022/profile IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference
VP Strategic Marketing at Spirent (Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board)
Bill Mortimer
Chris Sullivan

Practitioner Sessions

Even more exclusive and cutting edge IoT thought leadership with specialized and focused content providing a platform to share insights around innovations and best practices.
Day 1
11 Dec 2018

From Things to Value – How enterprises will win the race in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Session Abstract: Europe’s small and medium sized enterprises seem to be well prepared for the future on the first glance. However, looking into current trends like internet of things (IoT) or Artificial Intelligence (AI) a differentiated picture emerges. A generally low degree of digitalization, combined with the complexity and proclamation of all-embracing approaches, such as...
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Ralf Guenthner

How Voice capability makes a IOT device into a robot

Session Abstract: Voice is the next interaction paradigm. So it is obvious that voice will change the way we interact with iOT devices. We will look at ways on how we can voice activate an iOT device without making any hardware changes. We will also discuss how voice activating an iOT device changes the perception...
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Stephen Mallik

Toward Autonomy: The People, Process and Technology Challenges

Session Abstract: Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises huge in-process savings through transparency, higher yields through real-time monitoring and control, and back end savings as manufacturers migrate toward autonomous operations. But what does this all mean, and how do manufacturers prepare for these new opportunities? Companies hoping to achieve this Industry 4.0 level of manufacturing operation must...
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Christine Boles

Internet Of Things, Making life better for Africans

Session Abstract: 85% of African are currently using biomass to cook( Charcoal and Firewood ) to cook, Reason is LPG(Gas) is a expensive and the upfront fee is expensive, so it is extremely difficult for people to have a clean cooking. Solving the problem is by developing a smart valve that make Africans Pay-as-they-cook no...
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Oluwatobi Oyinlola

Cyber threats and approaches to protect IoT networks

Session Abstract: IoT organizations face a continual battle to strike an effective balance between applying appropriate levels of operational security to their networks and addressing compliance obligations to minimize exposure to reputational and financial losses. IoT system networks, riding over consumer internet connections, have an obligation to isolate and protect their customers assets as well...
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Mark Webber

Use of IoT in Law Enforcement to improve public safety

Session Abstract: Today, law enforcement – Police, Sheriff, Correctional Officer’s are challenged with duties that have unprecedented before. Criminals are getting smarter and smarter and there is a growing need to outsmart the criminals before anything bad happens. Access to the right information at the right time to the right people is very key –...
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Akbar Farook

New Degrees of Security – IoT Innovation for Infrastructure

Session Abstract: Smart Building technologies are suitable for use in any business case Server- and IT rooms, critical areas and telecommunication systems , health care facilities; can be secured all-round with new integrated smart building solutions. The growing network edge, need for micro-grids , increased critical infrastructure demands and the coming of 5G are all...
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Tanja Lewit

IoT Platform “Does All the Things We Don’t Want to Do”

Session Abstract: IoT Architecture receives extra consideration in hospitals and doctor’s offices due to security and data privacy. This abbreviated session expands on case studies with medical device manufacturers who were in the process of making amazing, cutting-edge devices, but did not know how to securely connect the devices together, collect data in a consolidated...
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Phillip Simulis

AI Powering Smart Mobility and Autonomous Vehicles for the Future of Transportation

Session Abstract: The future of Transportation is driven by redefining Mobility with Mobility As a Service (MAAS) with the advent of Connected and Autonomous Vehicles. All this is powered by terabytes of data from telemetrics, user behavior data and smart city infrastructure data. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the only solution to make sense of this...
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Sudha Jamthe

A 4-tier approach to secure Industrial IoT deployments

Session Abstract: Security concern is one of the major deterrents in Industrial IoT adoption. Any Industrial IoT deployment involves multiple technologies, platforms and vendors. Many IoT use cases such as a smart city comprises of more than one industry vertical – such as transportation, water and power utilities, building infrastructure etc. The sheer complexity of...
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Sravani Bhattacharjee

Evolving Security Challenges with IoT Deployments

Session Abstract: Internet of Things (IoT) deployments have been growing at an astonishing pace – whether for data monitoring, facility management, manufacturing processes or supply chain. However, there continues to be a gap in understanding the potential risks, and hidden threats that exist. This presentation will describe the current state of IoT security, provide insights...
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Sameer Dixit

Partner LifeTime Value™ Behavior Produces Results for Channel Technology Vendors in an IOT World

Session Abstract: Partner LifeTime Value™ Behavior Produces Results for Channel Technology Vendors, As a technology vendor using the IT & Telecom Channel for productivity and market reach, have you ever wanted to discover the real answers to questions like the following? A. How do I know if my channel partners are the right ones for...
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Theresa Caragol

So now you have Digital Twins everywhere.. what next?

Session Abstract: The volume and extent to which digital twins exist is greater than ever and growing exponentially, but so what? There are many things to consider when making IoT part of your digital journey. Rightfully so there is a lot of discussion about security and that is a topic that needs to be addressed....
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Denise Hatzidakis - Healthcare IoT domain expert, Certified Agile Leader
Denise Hatzidakis

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