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Day 1
19 Aug 2021
08:30 - 08:45

IoT Slam 2021 Virtual – Welcome and Opening Remarks

Headline Opening Keynote – The IoT in Your Utilities

Abstract: Assets, equipment, and end users of utilities span across vast geographic areas. These “Things” in utilities infrastructures are becoming more and more connected, creating highly distributed IoT overlay infrastructures. The role of sensors, data acquisition, edge compute, and management networks can greatly increase customer satisfaction and lower costs — but also increase the vulnerability of utilities, homes, and businesses to various risks. Dr. Tom will discuss several IoT solutions trends for the utilities industry and their related business value. In addition, a special guest from the utilities industry, Adriana Karaboutis, Chief Information and Digital Officer, National Grid, will share insights into the real world benefits of employing IoT solutions in mass electricity and gas distribution. 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 and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tom was an...
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Adriana Karaboutis, Group Chief Information & Digital Officer National Grid
Adriana Karaboutis
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

IoT Community Leaders Panel – A Retrospective Look at IoT Everywhere

Abstract:  The plurality and diversity of IoT solutions and deployments are growing rapidly. Connected “Things” per the IoT appear in virtually every consumer, commercial, and societal endeavour. The vast ecosystem of the IoT Community includes experts in many domains of the IoT, who have experience in practical end-user deployments. IoT Community member panelists will share a variety of extant IoT solutions, ranging from the connected worker, to smart retail, to utilities. In addition, listeners will hear real world analytical discussions on ROI, inhibitors to deployment, and lessons learned. 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 and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Tom was an NI Fellow at National Instruments, an Operational Technologies (OT) company. HP / Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE): Tom is currently Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of...
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Rob Schaeffer, President and Chief Operating Officer, CBT
Rob Schaeffer
Bill Inzeo, Product & Solutions Global Strategy, Retail, Zebra Technologies
Bill Inzeo
Peter Pugh-Jones, Head of IoT Operations, EMEA & AP, SAS
Peter Pugh-Jones
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

Closing the Loop with AIoT in the Industrial World

Abstract: For manufacturing environments, the rapid increase in available information due to IIoT is both an opportunity and a challenge. In this session, SAS Senior Vice President of Technology Strategy Gavin Day explores how all elements of the manufacturing technology – IT, OT and ET – can work together to close the loop and help organization transform business operations. This talk will build off the keynote from SAS CTO Bryan Harris in April, which introduced the concept of closing feedback loops through analytics. Speaker: Gavin Day oversees technology development within the SAS R&D division. In this role, he is responsible for defining and communicating the company’s technology vision based on market research and ongoing customer interactions. The Technology team encompasses product management, corporate development, industry solutions and technology governance efforts, as well as SAS’ innovation centers and centers of excellence.  
Gavin Day, SVP Technology, SAS
Gavin Day

Could 5G unlock IoT’s true potential?

Abstract: 5G has promised to change the world we live in by enabling ubiquitous coverage to connect everything with high speed and low latency communications. But can 5G live up to the hype and does connectivity convergence rather than co-existence or competition offer the true potential of an “IoTised” world? Speaker: Stephen works for Spirent’s strategy organization heading the 5G practice, helping to define technical direction, new innovative solutions and market leading disruptive technologies. With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, Stephen has been at the cutting edge of next generation technologies and has worked across the industry with service providers, start-ups and network equipment manufacturers, helping them drive innovation and transformation. Stephen is an ardent believer in connected technology and strives to challenge, blur and break down the silos that prevent innovation and business success.  
IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

Modernizing Infrastructure with Intelligent Assets

Abstract: There is an ever present need to modernize infrastructure in multiple industries across the world. The need to provide more efficient transportation, more reliable power, cleaner water, and more productive farming grows greater by the day and we need a better way to enable the business to apply modern technologies in a simpler way. We all depend on infrastructure, our future and our planet’s future relies on having a modern highly capable infrastructure. The industry is shifting –  Intelligent Assets is driving the modernization of infrastructure by combining edge computing, no-code, artificial intelligence and hardware to deliver an experience that doesn’t require a computer science degree to roll out. Companies are modernizing infrastructure and scaling in weeks with Intelligent Assets as their business units do their own automation. Now is the time to begin implementing Intelligent Assets and start on the path to creating more modern infrastructures. Speaker: Eric...
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Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc
Eric Simone

WIoTCoE Panel – Awareness Pillar of Excellence Discussion

Abstract: How do you show up as a woman in the IoT? Awareness of women in IoT can be driven by many different initiatives. From social media profiles to sponsors and mentors, panel participants will explore successes, missed opportunities, and the variety of tools available to women that can accelerate their visibility in IoT. Speakers: With over 20 years of experience in technology marketing, Jane Howell assists a variety of stakeholders in understanding how the combination of AI and IoT analytics accelerate business and operational performance.  Prior to joining SAS, she held marketing leadership roles at GE Digital, ABB Enterprise Software, and CSC. Amanda Healy is an award-winning marketing leader, social media expert, and national speaker. As, Head of IoT Global Demand Generation, Awareness, Marketing Operations for Cisco’s Internet of Things (IoT) group, she drives thought leadership, brand awareness, and advocacy for IoT at Cisco. Amanda has trained world-class teams ranging...
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Jane Howell, Head of IoT Product Marketing, SAS
Jane Howell
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

Implementing AI Securely in IoT: An Overview of Artificial Intelligence and How It Can Be Securely Brought Online

Abstract: With the accelerated growth of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT) devices, the traditional cloud computing model by transferring all data to the cloud for processing has become antiquated and gradually failed to meet the real-time requirements of IoT services. Security and privacy preservation have become critical issues. Despite great progress in artificial intelligence (AI) opening limitless possible windows to address the security challenges; AI is oftentimes misunderstood. In this discussion, Ben Wald will give an overview of the contribution of AI to IoT security and how it can be securely brought online. Speaker: As the Founder of Very, Ben has helped lead over 250 product launches in the last decade, guiding a growing team of more than 50 engineers, designers, and data scientists in understanding our clients’ challenges and building custom IoT solutions. Before founding Very in 2011, Ben served as the executive director at Ashoka...
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Ben Wald

Smart Networks Towards A Digital Renaissance

How was the world without the digital revolution of AI, IoT, AR, VR? Less connected, but more secure! With the world still reeling under Covid-19, digital channels continue being used, increasing pressure on digital security. So, do cybersecurity threats looming on the horizon suggest putting a halt to the dreams of sprawling end-to-end digitized networks? Or is there some hope? Can technology solve the issues that it created itself? Gone are the days of networks that relied on traditional network security measures and infrastructure. To address the heightened risk of cyber threats, security must be everywhere across the extended network. The mission to keep networks up and secure must continue. But for that, the network needs to be prepared. In the past, external devices were used to gather data to provide deep insights into the current and future performance of the network. But today, sensors, firewalls, or intrusion detection prevention...
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Richa Daga, Software Engineer, Cisco
Richa Daga

Keynote: The Power of Real-time Edge Analytics

Abstract: Edge analytics continues to gain popularity in the market. And as the number, depth, and range of use cases that benefit from edge analytics grows exponentially, technologies like computer vision further accelerate its adoption. However, requirements for successfully implementing a computer vision solution can be complex; the right technologies, software, and skills are needed. Join this session to learn how Intel and TIBCO are collaborating to make it easier to adopt computer vision capabilities to improve and grow your business. Speakers: Jesús Centeno, Chief of Staff, Office of the CTO & Innovation Strategy, TIBCO Software Inc. Brad Corrion, Director Strategic Architecture, Emerging Technologies, Intel Corporation As Chief of Staff & Innovation Strategy of TIBCO’s Office of the CTO, Jesús Centeno helps large organizations and strategic partners understand the always changing technology landscape. As a technology advocate, Jesús helps customers determine the best strategy for adopting new technology platforms and...
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Jesús Centeno Chief of Staff & Innovation Strategy TIBCO Software Inc.
Jesús Centeno
Brad Corrion, Director Strategic Architecture, Emerging Technologies, Intel Corporation
Brad Corrion

Securing the Intelligent Edge: Threats and Countermeasures

Abstract: The traditional IT infrastructures of the past have evolved their edge ecosystems significantly, including but not limited to IOT, WAN, multi-cloud, and Work from Home to name a few. This creates a complex environment with its own set of risks and vulnerabilities that can be exploited. Cybercriminals consider these a prime target to infiltrate and organizations must shift vital resources to mitigate these emerging threats. Speaker: George Young serves as both the Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technologist, for CB Technologies, specializing in Intelligent Edge Solutions. As a domain expert in networking and cybersecurity engineered solutions, he has a strong background in many strategic and tactical areas around data protection and safekeeping, including: access control, information security governance and risk management, cryptography, security architecture and design, operations security, business continuity/disaster recovery planning, developing/enhancing information security programs, regulations/compliance (e.g., HIPPA, CCPA, CMMC, GDPR, ISO 27000), and audit execution. George...
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George Young, Chief Information Security Officer and Chief Technologist, for CBT
George Young

Keynote: Innovation in a healthcare setting, improving the point of care experience

Abstract: Strategic investments in Electronic Health Records (EHR), Internet of Things (IoT), smart medical devices, artificial intelligence and predictive-data analytics are empowering clinicians and elevating the quality of patient care. But, despite impressive advancements, workflow operational barriers remain stubbornly in place and too frequently interfere with the clinician and patient interaction. This breakout session will examine the role of advanced technologies in the transformation of healthcare, explain why point of care technologies are strategically important to all healthcare provider organizations and provide a vision and inspiration on how advanced technologies, when properly coordinated, can help extend patient centricity and care delivery excellence. Speakers: Chris Sullivan is the Global Healthcare Practice Lead for Zebra Technologies. With an acute understanding of the needs of patients and their caregivers coupled with robust technical knowledge of healthcare operations, Chris balances the personal and professional needs of the industry to create an inspirational point of...
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Chris Sullivan - Healthcare Practice Lead at Zebra, Chair of the Healthcare IoT Advisory Board
Chris Sullivan

Link Labs AirFinder vs. Apple AirTag for Commercial Asset Management

Abstract: In April, Apple launched its new location technology: AirTags. Since then, commercial industries in need of an asset management solution have been curious about its use within enterprises. It’s critical for businesses that operate within an indoor facility, or even ship goods or products to and from a facility, to have a comprehensive solution to locate and monitor business-critical assets. Although AirTags enable users to visualize an asset’s location, AirTag is far more suited for consumer use and has many limitations in enterprise use cases. Link Labs, however, has been pioneering commercial location technology for years. AirFinder, its patented IoT asset tracking platform, is a comprehensive asset management solution that empowers companies to have better management over their most critical assets. In light of Industry 4.0 using IoT to improve manufacturing, AirFinder will have an immense impact on this revolution – it can scale to meet a manufacturing company’s...
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Bob Proctor, Co-founder and CEO, Link Labs
Bob Proctor

Closing panel – What Customers Expect from IoT Providers

Abstract: The relationship between suppliers and their customers is a crucial element in the successful adoption and deployment of IoT solutions. The panel will be exploring how suppliers and customers exchange information to explore the problem and solution space that IoT offerings and technologies address. The spotlight will be on how the complexity of IoT ecosystems can be overcome to efficiently reach a consensus view and accelerate the time from first contact to final commitment by customers. At the heart of this is establishing the “comfort level” with both financial and strategic outcomes that execution will meet customer expectations. The focus will be on the impacts on the customer in three areas: selection of technical solutions; the implications for the business and business models; and the consequences and outcomes for the customer workforce. Speakers: Dr. Adam T. Drobot is a technologist with over forty years of experience in industry, the...
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Todd McGuire, AI Project Manager, Blue River Technology
Todd McGuire
Abha Kumar, Board Member, Notify.io
Abha Kumar
Jason Guss, CEO & Co-Founder at Iterate Labs
Jason Guss
Dr. Adam T. Drobot, Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks
Dr. Adam T. Drobot
17:30- 18:00

Final Remarks and End of Conference