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Day 1
10 Dec 2021
08:30 - 08:45

IOT GRAND SLAM 2021 – WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS

Headline Opening Keynote: IoT and Your Food

Session Abstract: All of us need “Somebody willing to ride the ruts at double-speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds, and yet stop in mid-field and race to help upon seeing the first smoke of fire from a neighbor’s place… so God made a farmer” (Paul Harvey, 1986). And, farmers and growers need new technologies to keep pace with food demand, minimize environmental impact, and better enjoy the fruits of their labor. Join Dr. Tom Bradicich as he discussed how IoT and AI are helping to better grow, harvest, and distribute the foods we eat. Hear...
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Steve Pitstick, owner-manger of Pitstick Farms
Steve Pitstick
Jacob Smoker, owner-operator of The Smoker Farm
Jacob Smoker
Craig Ganssle, Founder and CEO of Cadre-AI, Inc
Craig Ganssle
Tom Bradicich, PhD, Tom Bradicich, PhD VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow, Global Head, IoT and Edge CoE & Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Tom Bradicich, PhD VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow Global Head, IoT and Edge Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board
Dr. Tom Bradicich

Diamond Member Panel: The Food Edge

Session Abstract: After it’s grown and harvested, the majority of food is distributed to us through wholesale and retail channels, grocery stores, and restaurants – but it has to get to out to these Edges first. This panel of IT and industry experts will discuss the modern dynamics in the retail and distribution industries, and how advances in IT and IoT technologies are helping solve supply chain, product expiration, and cost control challenges. Speakers: Dr. Tom Bradicich is VP, Hewlett Packard Fellow. Beginning his career at IBM, Tom was an IBM Fellow, VP, Distinguished Engineer, and Server CTO. Prior to HP...
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David Fleischer Senior Director, Oracle Retail Supply Chain
David Fleischer
Iain Boyle, Chief Architect for UK Retail at Red Hat
Iain Boyle
Bill Inzeo, Product & Solutions Global Strategy, Retail, Zebra Technologies
Bill Inzeo
Tom Bradicich, PhD, Tom Bradicich, PhD VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow, Global Head, IoT and Edge CoE & Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Tom Bradicich, PhD VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow Global Head, IoT and Edge Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board
Dr. Tom Bradicich
Dr Mark Wolff, Advisory Industry Consultant Chief Health Analytics Strategist Global IoT Division SAS Institute
Mark Wolff

From Then to Now: Lessons from The Renaissance Period on Industrial IoT (IIoT)

Session Abstract: Explore lessons from the Renaissance Period and how they apply to today’s digital transformation in Industrial IoT (IIoT) initiatives. Dirk De Nutte, CEO and Co-Founder of The Grain and Bobby Shkolnikov, Global Principal of IoT Commercialization at SAS Institute will explore the common pitfalls and ways to navigate around them based on examples from one of the brightest period in our history. Speakers: Bobby Shkolnikov is a Global Principal in IoT Commercialization, focused on driving co-creation with key strategic partners at SAS. He has helped organizations in the High Tech, Manufacturing, and Med Device sectors engineer their go...
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Bobby Shkolnikov, Global Principal in IoT Commercialization, SAS
Bobby Shkolnikov
Dirk De Nutte, co-founder and CEO, The Grain
Dirk De Nutte
10:35 - 10:45

Break

RIoTCoE Panel Discussion

Abstract: The LF Edge project that is hosted by the Linux Foundation is the main focus of the Open Retail Reference Architecture (ORRA) is a group whose purpose is to create a base foundation for retail-centric edge applications for building best-in-class retail experiences. Come join this session to learn from some of the ORRA members how to best leverage the EdgeX Foundry open-source project to deploy a retail focused platform for edge-native deployments with consistent integration methods to make the integration of edge applications with your cloud ecosystem as easy as possible. Speakers: Bill Inzeo is the Global Retail Technology Strategist for...
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Henry Lau, Distinguished Technologist, HP Inc.
Henry Lau
Joe Pearson, Edge Computing and Technology Strategist, IBM
Joe Pearson
Dan Mitchell
Bill Inzeo, Product & Solutions Global Strategy, Retail, Zebra Technologies
Bill Inzeo
Jesús Centeno Chief of Staff & Innovation Strategy TIBCO Software Inc.
Jesús Centeno
Brad Corrion, Director Strategic Architecture, Emerging Technologies, Intel Corporation
Brad Corrion
Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc
Eric Simone

Using the power of 5G and IoT to drive industrial transformation

Session Abstract: IoT adoption is heading into a new phase where enterprises are entrusting their most critical core systems and processes to IoT, including those that directly affect their relationship with their customers. Leading-edge adopters are looking at using IoT to transform core business processes with focus on how to leverage the insights and the data coming from connected devices. 5G will be critical to establishing the next generation of IoT, as will the design and deployment of cloud-native networks. However, the true value proposition of enterprise 5G does not lie in the technology itself, but rather in the application...
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Andrew De La Torre Group Vice President of Technology, Oracle Communications
Andrew De La Torre

WIoTCoE Panel

Session Abstract: This panel will focus on the Education pillar of the Women in IoT Center of Excellence. Jennifer Halstead, will moderate a panel featuring Michele Null, Redhat, Marcia Walker, SAS, Kelly Ireland, CBT, and Amanda Healy, Cisco. Speakers: Michele Null is an evangelist for IoT, Edge, artificial intelligence and open hybrid cloud. She works closely with customers and partners to understand market requirements and then works in conjunction with product management and R&D to ensure technology and solutions meet key market needs and will help drive business value. She collaborates with partners to support strategic joint go-to-market initiatives in...
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Marcia Walker, Global Principal, Industry Product Marketing, SAS
Marcia Walker
Jennifer Halstead, Chief Financial Officer, Link Labs
Jennifer Halstead
Kelly Ireland – Founder, CEO and CTO, CBT, Vice-Chair of the WIoTCoE
Kelly Ireland
Amanda Healy, Head of IoT Global Demand Generation, Awareness, Marketing Operations, Cisco
Amanda Healy
Michele Null - Co-Chair of the IoT Community’s WioTCoE, Principal Product Marketing Leader, Ansible Automation, Red Hat
Michele Null

Keynote by Red Hat

Session Abstract: Coming soon… Speaker: Stefanie Chiras is Senior Vice President of the Platforms Business Group at Red Hat. In this role, she is responsible for defining, building, and executing the company’s cross-platform strategy and the products that support it. This includes: Red Hat® OpenShift®, Red Hat Enterprise Linux® (RHEL), Runtimes, Data Foundation, and virtualization. She also defines the strategy and roadmap for emerging technologies for the in-vehicle operating system, edge, and telco. Previously, Chiras was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the RHEL Business Unit at Red Hat, where she was responsible for the RHEL product line. Prior to joining...
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Dr. Stefanie Chiras, Senior Vice President, Partner Ecosystem Success, Red Hat
Stefanie Chiras
13:25 - 13:30

Break

Decentralized Identity for the Internet of Things

Abstract: As the world transforms to digital, companies try to stay relevant while balancing demands for sustainability and social responsibility. Effective, efficient, and secure operations are critical. To achieve the agility needed to succeed in an increasingly connected world, many organizations are turning to IoT to extend processing boundaries, allow for autonomous interactions, and power decisions with more data. The ability to trust the identity of IoT devices is crucial. If a device is compromised or impersonated, decisions made on associated data can’t be trusted; results can be catastrophic. Certificates and keys are options, but can be complex to manage and...
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Nelson Petracek Global Chief Technology Officer (CTO) TIBCO Software, Inc.
Nelson Petracek

MCIoTCoE – Enabling a smart world with IoT and Edge

Abstract: We are witnessing tremendously growing reliance on the Edge and IoT. Things around us have become smarter, more efficient, and capable of communicating with us and among themselves. The growing pace of IoT/Edge devices and the amount of data generated by them is overwhelming. They are forcing the industries to switch to new IoT Architectures for Edge/Cloud, thus, exposing them to several challenges such as – unreliable/limited connectivity, IoT/Edge devices management, incompatibility/onboarding issues of devices, and concerns on scalability & resiliency of the Edge-to-Cloud infrastructures. The Panel will discuss these challenges and potential solutions to overcome them, how IoT...
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Dr. Divya Gupta, Senior Solutions Architect, Global IoT Division at SAS - Chair of MCIoTCoE
Dr. Divya Gupta
Bob Proctor, Co-founder and CEO, Link Labs
Bob Proctor
Anja Obradovic, Product Manager, IoT, Infobip
Anja Obradovic
Jim Sabogal
IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas
Wayne Irwin VP – Operations – Emerging Business at Ericsson
Wayne Irwin

HIoTCoE Panel – Advanced Technologies: Patient Care Delivery Strategies

Session Abstract: In this interactive session we will discuss how Internet of Things technologies are fundamentally changing patient care delivery processes and clinician-patient interactions. This session will identify adoption trends, showcase innovation and best practices, forecast into the future, and provider actional guidance to the global healthcare provider community Moderator Chris Sullivan, Board Chairperson Healthcare IoT Community Organization. Panelists Dr. Rowland Illing. Director & Chief Medical Officer, International Public Sector Health, at Amazon Mary Jagim, Chief Nursing Officer and Director of Consulting, Infinite Leap:  MS, RN, CEN, FAEN Shayan Vyas, MD.  Senior Vice President, Teladoc Health Speakers: Dr Rowland Illing...
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Shayan Vyas, MD. Senior Vice President, Teladoc Health
Shayan Vyas
Dr. Rowland Illing, Director & Chief Medical Officer, International Public Sector Health, at Amazon
Dr. Rowland Illing
Mary Jagim, Chief Nursing Officer, Infinite Leap
Mary Jagim
Chris Sullivan - Healthcare Practice Lead at Zebra, Chair of the Healthcare IoT Advisory Board
Chris Sullivan

Industry 4.0: Advanced Indoor/Outdoor Asset Tracking Solutions are Here

Session Abstract: To avoid revenue leakage, companies want consistent visibility of their equipment, personnel and products at every stage in the supply chain – especially in a time of supply chain crisis. Fortunately, Link Labs’ next-gen technologies make this possible by providing affordable solutions for both outdoor and indoor asset tracking – whether an organization is tracking valuable assets from the warehouse to the yard, the hospital to patient homes, the factory floor to the front door and everywhere in between. However, asset tracking benefits extend far beyond just knowing the location of assets. Companies can streamline inventory management, compliance,...
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Bob Proctor, Co-founder and CEO, Link Labs
Bob Proctor

The Benefits of a Holistic Connected Worker Platform

Session Abstract: Sean McCoy, Solution Manger at CBT, will discuss with Novartis’ Szczepan Baran, Head of Emerging Technology, on the importance of creating a holistic solution when implementing a connected worker environment. You will hear first-hand experiences from a customer and supplier as they discuss the best practices through the sales cycle, implementation cycle and then the adoption cycle. Speakers: Sean McCoy joined CBT as a Solutions Manager – Worker Safety & Security in 2021. CBT applies their expertise in integration at the point where IT and OT converge leading to sustainable and real business transformation. After graduating high school Sean...
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Szczepan Baran, Head of Emerging Technologies, Novartis
Szczepan Baran
Sean McCoy, Solution Manager - Worker Safety & Security, CBT
Sean McCoy

Video Artificial Intelligence with Intelligent Assets

Session Abstract: Video AI and data analytics is in high demand across many industries. Video AI is being used to increase safety, improve customer service, increase security, and maintain equipment just to name a few use cases. Utilizing video AI with existing infrastructure has never been easier. Come learn how companies are improving their operations in just a matter of weeks with video data streaming into Intelligent Assets to provide automated insights and alerts to operational personnel to improve outcomes.  The industry is shifting – Intelligent Assets is driving the modernization of business processes by combining edge computing, no-code, artificial...
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Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc
Eric Simone

Bad Air Is A Technology Problem

Session Abstract: Bad air is dangerous for everyone — and it is the smallest particles that pose the biggest risk to indoor spaces. Airborne diseases like influenza and COVID-19 latch onto these ultrafine particles which can penetrate the lungs and bloodstream more easily. As air quality worsens, the chances of airborne transmission rise. Until recently office managers were not equipped with the correct tools and information to protect from bad air. Today they face a proliferation of air quality technologies. The bad news is that these readings and the devices they pull environmental data from are often unreliable and variable....
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Jeff Cristee, Chief Revenue Officer, Phizzle
Jeff Cristee

Closing Panel: IoT for Agriculture: The Importance of Domain Knowledge for IoT Solutions and Applications

Session Abstract: Agriculture as a sector represents a wide range of products and a tremendous range of settings where the products are grown or raised. The Internet of Things is increasingly important as part of the Agricultural landscape – and the foundation for Agriculture 4.0. Use cases and adoption range from implementation that deal with automation and robotics, to address the shortages of labor available to agricultural enterprises; to cross-cutting needs such as irrigation, pest control, and fertilization, where efficiency, timing, and formulation of applications is crucial for yield and economics; to avoidance of disruption due to equipment and infrastructure...
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Dr. Mehmet Can Vuran, Susan J. Rosowski Professor, Computer Science and Engineering, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska
Mehmet Can Vuran
Farooq Anjum, CTO/Co-founder , GroGuru
Farooq Anjum
Dr. Adam T. Drobot, Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks
Dr. Adam T. Drobot
18:30

End of conference live broadcast

On-Demand Sessions

Day 1
10 Dec 2021

Are smart grids the flying cars of the Energy industry?

Session Abstract: Technologists have promised us flying cars for well over 100 years. We will be waiting a lot longer before they are in common use. We started hearing about smart grids in the 1970s, and while there is an abundance of technology, and some progress has been made, we are far from the point where smart grids will enable the most important result: decarbonization through effective implementation of renewable energy resources. This application will challenge both consumer and Industrial IoT. Such a feat requires massive scale, and broad investment in the deployment of distributed energy resources including smart loads,...
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David Maher EVP and CTO intertrust
David Maher

Connected Ecosystems across IoT and the metaverse

Session Abstract: Understanding where IoT, Digital Twins, maps and spatial understanding and the metaverse converge and the impact of this onto connected ecosystems of the future. Speaker: Priya Aswani Microsoft WW Technical Sales Strategy Director (IoT) at Microsoft Microsoft WW Technical Sales Strategy Director (IoT) Session Tags Government, Enterprise IoT, AI, MetaVerse, Ecosystem, front line workers, inclusivity CxO, VP / Director Intermediate, Beginner https://www.linkedin.com/in/priyaaswani/ https://twitter.com/Pri_aswan Manufacturing, Industrials Join our IoT Community at https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4662022/ IoT Slam Virtual Internet of Things Conference  
Priya Aswani Microsoft WW Technical Sales Strategy Director (IoT) Microsoft
Priya Aswani

IAQ – ‘Return to Work’ Return to School’

Session Abstract: Introduction Programs/Regulations Indoor Air Quality CO2 Sensor Tech Platform Assessment Alerting/Notification Q&A Speaker: Dan Pothier Founder, CTO at Aretas Sensor Networks Dan is the Founder and CTO of Aretas Sensor Networks (ASN), an IoT SaaS platform company for large scale sensor infrastructure. He has 20+ years of successful track record in the technology business and 10+ years in IoT Research & Development and Product Development with 3 core focus areas: IoT Cloud Technologies, IoT Sensors and Controllers, IoT Gateways/Hubs with expertise in bare metal cloud infrastructure for Machine Learning and AI. Dan has integrated over 100 different sensors...
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Dan Pothier, Founder, CTO Aretas Sensor Networks
Dan Pothier

Causality & Counterfactuals – Role in IoT Digital Twin

Session Abstract: This talk presents (1) causality, (2) its role in IoT, (3) algorithms for causal structure and causal factor estimation, (4) how to use causal graph simulation for counterfactual experiments, (5) what is a digital twin and (6) why causal graph is an ideal data-driven digital twin. Speaker: PG Madhavan Advisor at Syansol.com Dr. PG Madhavan has extensive background in IoT, Machine Learning, Digital Twin and Wireless technologies in roles such as Chief IoT Officer, Chief Acceleration Officer, IoT startup Founder, . . . IoT Product Manager at large corporations (Rockwell Automation, GE Aviation, NEC, . . .) and...
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PG Madhavan, Advisor, Syansol.com
PG Madhavan

7 Business Essentials for IoT

Session Abstract: This session will be an accelerated version of a course covering a variety of business and technology topics that help business leaders, product managers, designers, engineers, and marketers gain an understanding of the IoT landscape. The presenter will help you quickly understand the opportunities and risks associated with IoT, discover the layers, roles, and processes involved in the journey to a mature IoT solution and provide you with the knowledge needed to accelerate decisions and improve collaboration across an organization. Speaker: Brian Tol VP of Engineering at SpinDance Brian Tol is currently the Vice President of Engineering at...
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Brian Tol, VP of Engineering, SpinDance
Brian Tol

BUILDING A SAFER WORLD WITH SMART TRANSPORTATION

Session Abstract: What if… The commute to work was a little bit faster and a little bit more efficient, The alerts to hazardous situations on the roads were quick in real-time, The road fatalities were zero. These are things that we wish for every day to make our lives easier and simpler. And today, with intelligent transportation, we are close to making these dreams a reality. With the ever-evolving technology landscape, we are witnessing improved transportation in every form. Smart transportation uses new and emerging technologies realized by the proliferation of IoT devices and 5G enabling high-speed communication networks. Smart...
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Richa Daga, Independent IoT Thought Leader
Richa Daga

Medical IoT: Why Healthcare is lagging behind other industries in IoT adoption

Session Abstract: Healthcare is lagging behind other industries in terms of IoT adoption. How come? This report from IoT Analytics compares the relative adoption of IoT and outlines vendors that moved the needle in each vertical. See: https://iot-analytics.com/top-10-iot-applications-in-2020/. Medisanté is one of the top-2 hottest IoT platform providers in healthcare. While the pandemic is expected to act as a booster of medical IoT in the wake of tele-consultation, this session outlines the major obstacles that prevented healthcare from adopting IoT so far: – the adoption of healthcare services is highly dependent on reimbursement. While CMS in the USA implemented compelling...
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Gilles Lunzenfichter, CEO of Medisanté Group AG
Gilles Lunzenfichter

Fairness Analysis and Bias Mitigation in a Responsible AI ecosystem driving AI Ethics in an AIoT environment

Session Abstract: Fairness, Accountability, Transparency, Ethics are the levers of any IoT environment involving AI components, it can either pull them up or push them down in terms of acceptance by the society. These principles of Ethics need to be put into practice by leveraging on software frameworks which mathematically compute Fairness of the systems. The maturity of an IoT ecosystem with AI components is defined by the ability to identify the biases involved and mitigate them. This paper focuses on such metrics which are technically called as Disparate Impact, Equal Opportunity Difference, Statistical Parity Difference, Average Odds Difference and...
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Yashaswini Viswanath, Resident Researcher on Responsible AI, Business School of AI
Yashaswini Viswanath

SAS Streaming Analytics for OSI PI: Industrial Overview

Session Abstract: Industrial environments are a complex collection of devices and sensors, very often connected and monitored by an OSIsoft PI system. OSI PI users in manufacturing and utilities recognize the value of monitoring their connected assets in real-time, and now can extend that capability to incorporate sophisticated machine learning models from SAS. In this session, we will discuss an integration of OSI Pi, a powerful data management platform for industrial operations, with SAS Streaming Analytics Framework, an automated approach that simplifies the deployment of real-time analytics projects at scale. Organizations typically use OSI Pi to retrieve data from their...
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Steve Enck, Senior Manager, IoT Consulting, SAS
Steve Enck
James Caton, Global Leader, Smart Infrastructure & Smart Cities, SAS
James Caton

Leveraging Streaming Analytics for Anomaly Detection in the Power Distribution Grid

Session Abstract: The electric power distribution grid is a complex collection of devices and systems. The Utilities industry recognizes the value of Monitoring and Advanced Analytics to preserve the reliability of power distribution grid. But extracting historical data from different systems and normalizing the data so that one can then also train AI and ML models is often an expensive and a difficult process. In this session we will discuss a patent-pending technique that uses real-time data streams to learn and identify anomalies in the power distribution grid. It is designed on a learning system that ingests streaming data to...
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Priyadarshini Sharma, Senior Solutions Advisor, SAS
Priyadarshini Sharma
James Caton, Global Leader, Smart Infrastructure & Smart Cities, SAS
James Caton

Edge and IoT: How advanced analytics is impacting government outcomes across the citizen experience

Session Abstract: Infrastructure benefits such as water quality, energy consumption, or mechanical performance can all be improved by leveraging IoT technologies and advanced analytics from edge to cloud.   But the opportunities for IoT and advanced analytics in government far exceed the utilities and public works departments.  Outcomes for law enforcement, corrections, transit, transportation, mental health, and parks will all be accelerated by analytics. This session provides insights into the role advanced analytics – at the edge, in the cloud or anywhere in between – plays in helping governments drive desired outcomes that can shape the future of the citizen...
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Jennifer Robinson, Director of Local Government Solutions, SAS
Jennifer Robinson

Optimizing Efficiency: The Role of Smart Metering with Analytics

Session Abstract: Recent focus has been in assisting critical facilities to roadmap scalable steps to updating and providing better management tools to assist in optimizing. Sustainability and energy cost reduction has been adopted and energy initiatives and mandates have enterprises exploring better ways of managing power consumption. Smart IOT technologies offer an easy way to provide “connection” to where there are gaps in information. Some of these facilities are older with measuring equipment that is not accurate. The existing BMS does provides data, but it is not necessarily what the data center team requires. The new power view IOT Analyzer...
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Tanja Lewit, President at Alternate E Source
Tanja Lewit

Connected Roadways infrastructure Make Cities Safer, Reduce Congestion and Optimize Traffic Management

Session Abstract: Motorist safety, traffic congestion, wasted fuel and carbon emissions are all inescapable problems in metropolitan cities. The Internet of Things (IoT) allows agencies to connect intelligent transportation systems and helps in reducing these key problems. As more DoT’s and transportation agencies look to use actionable insights to monitor trends and improve efficiencies and safety, they are deploying advanced technology to assess traffic congestion and optimize traffic flow. In this talk we look forward to sharing with you: How Cisco networking solutions are helping cities connect different use cases and help solve traffic problems for today and tomorrow Collecting...
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Tarannum Parkar, Product Marketing Manager Cisco IoT
Tarannum Parkar

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