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IoT Slam Live 2019 Agenda - The Trilogy

We have assembled our best yet for the Trilogy! An exclusive agenda for the IoT Slam Live 2019, featuring world class thought leaders, from movers and shakers of the IoT industry. Join us at this not-to-be-missed event June 20-21, in RTP North Carolina. Spaces are filling fast. Don't miss out.
Day 1
20 Jun 2019
08:00 - 09:00

CONFERENCE OPENING, REGISTRATION, BREAKFAST

IoT Slam Live 2019 Opening, Welcome, and Introductions

Session Abstract Welcome introduction to the Third Annual IoT Slam Live in-person 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 whole. Speaker: Bill Mortimer is Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the wireless, positioning, service assurance businesses at Spirent Communications. He is currently working on developing new businesses in the Internet of Things, Connected Car and Mobile Service Assurance & Customer Experience. Prior to joining Spirent, he worked as a General Manager for 7 years in the Communications Test business at JDSU and 14 years at Hewlett Packard and Agilent Technologies in Canada, USA and Germany. Earlier in his career, he worked at Bell Northern Research, Manitoba Telephone System and Idacom Electronics. He has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree...
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Bill Mortimer, VP Strategic Marketing at Spirent (Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board)
Bill Mortimer

My Personal IoT Journey – Pioneering Principles to Products to Profit

Session Abstract: Dr. Tom will review his pioneering “7 Principles of the IoT”, and how he used them to incept Hewlett Packard‘s first corporate IoT strategy, secure investment capital, and launch over 12 SW and HW products expressly designed for the IoT and intelligent edge – creating a new product category. He will discuss real world customer deployments, use cases, and business cases, closing with his vision for the IoT future. Speaker: Dr. Tom Bradicich is VP, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of IoT and Edge, at Hewlett Packard Enterprirse (HPE). And recently, VP and General Manager, leading the global business unit, Converged Servers, Edge & IoT Systems, with P&L, worldwide sales, product development, and customer experience ownership. In 2018, Tom’s business unit was fastest growing in HPE. He directed the global HPE Discovery Labs and IoT Innovation Labs for partner and customer collaborations, and led HPE’s first IoT...
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Dr Tom Bradicich, VP & Hewlett Packard Fellow, Global Head, IoT and Edge CoE & Labs, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Dr. Tom Bradicich

Digital Transformation through IoT

Session Abstract: Digital transformation is affecting your business. But it’s not a heart-stopping shakeup. It’s an eye-opening opportunity. Find out how IBM clients are reinventing and outperforming through IoT initiatives. Hear how IBM is working with clients to combine AI and IoT to drive innovation and productivity in three IoT domains; buildings, vehicles, and factories. Speaker: David Hughes, Program Director for Strategy brings a unique mix of marketing, business development, and strategy experience to the team. David held several executive roles in IBM Services include director of marketing for industrial sector, director of marketing for alliances, and director of marketing for Cloud Business Solutions. Most recently he led the marketing diamond team for the Watson IoT Engineering Lifecycle Management portfolio. Prior to joining IBM, David held leadership roles with in strategy and operational consulting with Accenture, and Ernst & Young. © IoT Community’s IoT Slam Live 2019 Internet of Things...
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David Hughes - Director, Strategic Account Marketing at IBM Global Business Services
David Hughes
10:30 - 10:45

Break

Best Practices for AI in Digital Transformation – Experiences from IT Services

Session Abstract: Service-based industries are under intense pressure to improve client interactions and automate service delivery. AI provides powerful tools to transform data into insights and to manage enterprise knowledge bases. Introducing AI into digital transformation initiatives requires a holistic approach, with focus on culture, organization and processes. In this presentation, we are going to discuss experiences from using AI in the transformation of the IT services lifecycle that can be applied to other industries as well. Speaker: Dr. Kloeckner has extensive experience in building and transforming global teams and businesses and advising clients on digital transformation. He has led many innovative software products through their entire lifecycle from incubation to market leadership and has had P&L responsibility for software businesses. He has held executive leadership positions in business and technology in Germany, the UK and the USA. Until his retirement in September 2017 as Chief Technology Officer of IBM...
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Dr. Kristof Kloeckner, Technology Luminary, and Retired IBM Fellow, and CTO
Dr. Kristof Kloeckner

Keynote by Mark Relph of AWS IoT

Session Abstract: Awaiting Details: Speaker: Mark Relph, is responsible for Business Development and Go-To-Market Strategy for IoT at Amazon Web Services (AWS). He leads a team of Business Development Managers focused on incubating new services, defining go-to-market strategies, working with key customers, and establishing key partnerships. Mark’s 20+ year career includes roles in developer evangelism, marketing, sales, business development, product management and startup engagement. In his four years at AWS, Mark has helped launch services like Lambda (Serverless), Sumerian (AR/VR), and Greengrass (IoT). Outside of Amazon, Mark maintains deep connections to the Canadian technology community and is a charter member of the C100 – an organization dedicated to supporting the success of Canadian startups. When not helping customers, Mark can be found in Whistler snowboarding, wakesurfing on Lake Washington, or playing hockey (like all good Canadians). Join the IoT Community at https://iotslam.com/community
Mark Relph - Head Of Global Business Development and Strategy - IoT, AWS
Mark Relph
12:00 - 12:45

Lunch Break

Unlocking the Massive Opportunity in the Internet of Things

Session Abstract: (Virtual) The development of any new technology movement is an exciting and frustrating process. It is launched as an idea full of promise and possibility. The Internet of Things is an excellent example of this process. While customers see the possibility of a simpler, more efficient and more rewarding life aided by a well-heeled team of electronic assistants, businesses see a hungry world of consumers willing to buy the products and services to implement the vision. The wild west period of any emerging technology is inspiring, but never lives up to its promise. For truly scalable business success and realization of something close to the consumer dream, the best ideas must be selected, and competitors must agree to a level of cooperation. Two years ago, I spoke about Open Connectivity Foundation as an organization dedicated to driving that cooperation in the Internet of Things. It’s time for an...
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IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Clarke Stevens
Clarke Stevens

Come Together: IoT, Edge, Private Networks, Small Cell and DAS are Making Buildings Smart.

Session Abstract: With IoT solutions coupled with small cells, DAS and private/edge networks, building owners can achieve strong signal penetration and integrity in remote areas of the building with higher bandwidth connections. They can overcome latency problems with emerging 5G specifications and support consumer, commercial, and industrial IoT devices from a single network. They can eliminate high data transmission costs and carrier’s device certification requirements. Most importantly, these private IoT networks provide the integrated platform required to facilitate the development of new applications to enhance the user’s Quality of Experience (QoE) and to build the Smart Building. Speaker: Harry Smeenk has over 30 years of industry experience in wireline, wireless and IP network design, development, deployment and integration. He has led product development, business development, engineering, installation, and field service organizations across the country working in start-up and medium-size wireless construction and deployment companies, as well as larger corporations such...
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Harry Smeenk - Senior Vice President Technology Programs, TIA
Harry Smeenk

Panel Discussion: Smart Building Focus – The IoT-ness of a Smart Building

Session Abstract: The quintessential “genius” building is one that presents a person-centric seamless experience enabled by interoperable devices, systems and applications that exchange actionable data as needed. IoT devices and applications facilitate data capture and actuation, bringing bricks and mortar to digital life. This session will discuss three compelling use cases that realize TIA’s holistic vision of the Smart Building. Speakers: Clarence Reynolds has built a career as an Emmy-winning journalist and broadcast professional. He brings more than two decades of broadcast production, on-air hosting and senior communications experience to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Prior to joining TIA, Clarence worked as a News Anchor at NBC Atlanta and FOX Indianapolis. For TIA, Clarence designs and implements digital event communication strategies to educate stakeholders. He also authors and edits content for a variety of events and narrative programming, including live panels, one- on- one interviews, roundtables, case studies, documentaries, and explanatory...
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Clarence Reynolds
Brad Klenz - Distinguished IoT Analytics Architect, SAS
Brad Klenz
Leonard Lee - Managing Director, neXt Curve
Leonard Lee
Todd Boucher, Founder and Principal, Leading Edge Design Group
Todd Boucher

Keynote by former federal CIO – Mark Forman, Making Cities Safer

Session Abstract: Urbanization is a global trend that is here to say. Today’s cities are home to three-quarters of the earth’s population. In these spaces, emergent smart technologies are transforming our work and our lives. Cities around the globe are investing in Smart City initiatives and IoT to improve efficiency, resilience and quality of life for their residents. The forces of urban transformation unleashed by the wide deployment of smart technologies will continue to produce social and economic benefits as well as disruptions. City leaders must manage these changes in urban life while mitigating negative consequences. Urban populations will rely on government leaders to take advantage of technology to improve city operations and enhance urban livability and attractiveness, increase safety and security, and strengthen resident participation. However, the new technologies also pose critical risks regarding privacy, cyber security and vital city functions, risks that often remain underestimated.  Constrained by workforce...
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Mark Forman - Global Head, VP and General Manager, Public Sector, Unisys
​​Mark Forman

Smart Buildings Panel 2 – Driving In-building IoT with Private Networks and Edge Data Centers

Session Abstract: In-building communications are diverse, robust and growing in capabilities. TIA has identified at least 26 different in-building communications networks, each of which has their own best use case. Private networks offer control, security, and use-case specificity. Edge data centers add robust processing at the edge. Imagine the new IoT applications that these two engines can drive forward. Hear this panel of experts discuss how to maximize the opportunities these two technological advances bring to market in your next in-building IoT deployment. Speakers: Clarence Reynolds has built a career as an Emmy-winning journalist and broadcast professional. He brings more than two decades of broadcast production, on-air hosting and senior communications experience to the Telecommunications Industry Association (TIA). Prior to joining TIA, Clarence worked as a News Anchor at NBC Atlanta and FOX Indianapolis. For TIA, Clarence designs and implements digital event communication strategies to educate stakeholders. He also authors...
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John Sheehan, Distinguished Engineer - Microsoft Azure IoT
John Sheehan
Damodar Sahu, Digital Strategist & Partner – Manufacturing Industries at Wipro
Damodar Sahu
Clarence Reynolds
Vernon Turner - Executive Analyst at Ecosystm & Principal and Chief Strategist at Causeway Connections
Vernon Turner
and Member of IoT Community Board of Advisers Amazech Solutions
Brenda Boehm

Next Generation Simulation Based Digital Twins

Session Abstract: Coming Soon Speaker: Donald Ferguson is a Senior Technical Fellow and Chief SW Architect at Ansys, Inc. Ferguson focuses on product integration, additional of new capabilities and strategic initiatives. The initiatives include cloud platform, and solutions for IoT, autonomous/assisted driving, electrification, and 5G. Ferguson received a PhD in Computer Science from Columbia University in 1989. He spent 20 years in IBM research and development, becoming an IBM Fellow in 2001. He has also served as a Microsoft Technical Fellow, CTO and Executive Vice President at CA Technologies, and Senior Fellow and CTO for Dell Software Group. Ferguson received the 2013 Thomas Egleston Medal for Distinguished Engineering Achievement from the Columbia University Alumni Association in recognition of his role as a “thought-leader in cloud computing; father of IBM’s Web Sphere business, and leader of software design across the country. Ferguson was an adjunct professor at Columbia University from 2010 to...
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Donald Ferguson, Ph.D, Senior Technical Fellow and Chief SW Architect at Ansys, Inc.
Donald F. Ferguson, Ph.D.

Bringing AI to the Edge – Are you ready for it?

Session Abstract: The internet of things presents exciting opportunities to apply artificial intelligence for transformative business growth. Advanced analytics methodologies and embedded AI helps understand and process IoT data for meaningful business outcomes. This confluence of AI and IoT, also known as AIoT will run the entire gamut from personalization in healthcare for the connected patient to the prediction of component failures in large industrial assets. What are the benefits of augmenting traditional rules-based systems with adaptive learning systems in the world of IoT? Moving up another level, what will new innovations in computer vision technology bring to the IoT? The possibilities are limitless – enhanced industrial safety, traffic monitoring for smart city initiatives, drone inspections in agriculture that monitor health of crops, and much more. These applications will continue to improve with faster processors, more advanced machine learning algorithms and deeper integration to edge devices. In this session, participants...
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Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D, Global IoT Evangelist, SAS
Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D
16:10 - 16:15

Afternoon Break

Health Networks and Real-Time Health Systems – Powered (or Enabled?) by IOT

Session Abstract: The intense pressure for health delivery organizations to reduce costs and inefficiencies yet still provide the same or better outcomes for patients, families, and populations continues to drive much of the strategic priorities set by their executive teams.  Reducing costs alone, however, will not ensure their success; health systems must grow and diversify their revenue to support their strategic mission for health and care.  Innovation is the new word for strategy, and planning for “the next” must leverage the healthcare IOT ecosystem.  This keynote will describe how planning for a real-time health system – as part of an intelligent health network – will allow HDOs to transform and thrive.  A health system of the future extends beyond the traditional bricks-and-mortar hospital system or ambulatory clinic settings, meeting patients and families within their communities.  Health systems must also support the mobility and knowledge needs of their clinical workforce as...
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John Gresham - Senior Vice President, Health Network & Real-Time Health System, Cerner
John Gresham

Internet of Things (IoT): Crunching and the Computing Continuum

Session Abstract: IoT Solutions and Applications deliver much of their value by exploiting the digitalization of products, services, and processes using “computation” as an essential ingredient. Approaches to where, when, and how number crunching and analysis is done varies from vertical to vertical, but there are a few clear patterns that are emerging about successful computational architectures. Two aspect that stand out are the importance of generally available, secure, reliable, and “well balanced” compute resources (hardware and software) that can readily be incorporated into IoT Solutions and Applications; and the practical learning curve that comes along with implementing new technologies and business practices. The popularity of “Cloud Computing” is a prime example, providing the business model and functionality to greatly lower the threshold for entry of innovative end to end solutions, with greater freedom for offerors to concentrate on Vertical/Domain specific value. As the IoT community has gone up the...
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Dr. Adam T. Drobot, Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks
Dr. Adam T. Drobot
17:30 - 19:00

Drinks Reception & Networking

19:00

End of Day 1

Day 2
21 Jun 2019
08:00 - 09:00

Day 2 Opening, Registration and Breakfast

IoT Slam Live Day 2 Opening, Welcome, and Introduction

Session Abstract Welcome introduction to Day 2 of the Third Annual IoT Slam Live in-person conference by IoT Community Advisory Board COO Nancy Shemwell, who will provide an update on current conditions for our IoT Community members. Speaker: Ms. Shemwell, is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of IoT Community, the largest global IoT industry thought leader association. A three-time Chief Executive Officer, she recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of entegra technologies, inc., recruited to migrate this early stage, ruggedized tablet company to provider of fully integrated portfolio of cyber security solutions for mission critical, industrial control systems (ICS). With a 20-year track record of driving high performance transformational global organizations, Ms. Shemwell has been Ranked #93 in ExecRank’s Top CSO Rankings” from 15,000 Chief Sales Officers and C-Level executives in the United States, she has also been recognized as a Finalist for 2015 D CEO M&A...
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Nancy Shemwell, Nancy Shemwell, COO of IoT Community
Nancy Shemwell

Industrialized Internet of Things

Session Abstract: Awaiting details Speaker Chris O’Connor is the CEO of Persistent Systems. He is the former GM of IoT and Head of of Sales – Internet of Things at IBM. Chris’s responsibilities were focused on growth of this area for clients and IBM. Prior to this role, Chris was responsible for the product strategy and engineering of the IBM Tivoli Software Division in IBM and similarly for the Industry Solutions Software division around Smart Commerce and Smart Cities.  His roles have involved successive responsibilities around arranging patterns of software for industry as well as IT data center value. Chris is an active member of the IBM Growth and Transformation Team and has served on the IBM Technology Team. This role reports directly to IBM’s CEO and senior leaders. He has been active in the IT Industry for the past 25 years both within IBM and at other industry software...
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Chris O'Connor CEO, Persistent Systems
Chris O’Connor

IoT’s answers for healthcare’s fundamental challenges

Session Abstract: IoT can dramatically influence the world, and the groundwork has already been laid in the core systems of reality. Jeff Schmitz will take a closer look at how IoT can and will positively impact healthcare in the areas of safety, costs and quality while helping maximize caregivers’ time and maintaining the important human element needed in patient care. Speaker Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most recently served as executive vice president for multiple business units and sales at Spirent Communications where he had previously also held several senior leadership roles including chief marketing officer and vice president of networks & applications. Prior to joining Spirent, Mr. Schmitz held senior marketing positions at Rivulet Communications, Visual Networks and Tellabs Inc. Mr. Schmitz holds a B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Marquette University and a Master of Science degree...
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Jeffrey Schmitz

Keeping it Cool by Leveraging 1st Mile Partners

Session Abstract: During this session you will hear about how customers are rapidly deploying IoT Solutions to track products that have to maintain a specific temperature to survive. Some examples include medical supplies, beverages, produce and of course Ice Cream. I will deep dive into how customers are quickly deploying MVPs and pushing them to Production. Speaker Charlie Isaacs has a track record of R&D leadership at companies like Verizon, Answer Systems (acquired by Computer Associates), Broad Daylight (sold to Primus Knowledge, then ATG and then Oracle), and CTO Kana (Verint). After Kana he joined Alcatel-Lucent/Genesys as VP of Innovation. Charlie is currently VP/CTO for Customer Connection and claims to have “the best job at Salesforce” as he incubates customers worldwide onto Salesforce IoT and other emerging technologies. Charlie holds a BSEE from the UC Santa Barbara and an MBA from California Lutheran University. He holds several patents related to CRM...
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Charlie Isaacs - CTO for Customer Connection, Salesforce
Charlie Isaacs
10:35 - 10:45

Break

Keynote by Balaji Sridharan, VP IoT at T-Mobile

Session Abstract: Awaiting details; Speaker: Balaji Sridharan is VP of IoT & M2M at T-Mobile US, Inc. and is responsible for sales, solutions and marketing for both IoT and M2M.  Balaji previously ran the Corporate Strategy & Analysis group at T-Mobile where he championed the effort to develop a comprehensive strategy for T-Mobile to enter the IoT market. Prior to joining T-Mobile, Mr Sridharan worked as a management consultant with McKinsey and Company focused on technology and telecom clients. Balaji also worked for several startup companies in the technology space where he helped pioneer some of the early innovations in RFID (Radio Frequency Identification). Balaji has an MBA from Wharton, an MS in Manufacturing Engineering from UCLA and an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT Madras, India. © IoT Community’s IoT Slam Live 2019 IoT Conference Join the IoT Community at https://iotslam.com/community
Balaji Sridharan

Meeting the needs of the US Drug Supply Chain with IoT

Session Abstract: The FDA is halfway through the implementation timeline for the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The goal of this law is to provide an ‘inter-operable’ solution that can identify and track and trace pharmaceutical products throughout the US Supply Chain, and to ensure the safety and security of all medicines we take today. We will answer how does IoT devices expand from basic track and trace to actively monitoring drugs in-transit and provide alerts and alarms from the norms. How does IoT data plus machine learning and blockchain improve drug recalls, reduce waste and fraud, and ultimately optimize operations. Your key takeaways from this session include: How does IoT devices improve the pharmaceutical logistics operations (shipment visibility)? – Capabilities include: Determining product theft – shipment deviation – how alerts happen in near real-time – Based on real customer applications of IoT devices. Understand how IoT provides more...
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Jim Sabogal
12:00 - 12:45

Lunch Break

From IoT to IoTT — How the AEIOU framework can help add the critical T (Trusted) to IoT

Session Abstract: Everyone knows what IoT stands for, but what about IoTT? IoTT stands for Internet of Trusted Things, and today, unfortunately, trust is not synonymous with IoT devices. Consider the Google Nest Guard introducing a microphone without user documentation, OR the constant questions we ask our smart speakers (or listeners) and who decides when they stop listening, OR the Uber smartphone app tracking your location long after your ride has ended. Trust is fast disappearing — if it was ever there in the first place — but that can change. And it should. By using the vowel framework, AEIOU, we will explore together how both vendors and consumers can stay aware, alert, and aligned. Vendors can use this framework to define and develop their solutions with trust as the foundation. Consumers can use this framework to ask the right questions and take corrective actions with trust as the barometer....
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Ashwin Krishnan, COO, UberKnowledge
Ashwin Krishnan

Curing Healthcare’s IT issues via Open Source, De-Centralized AI

Session Abstract:  Traditional Healthcare IT has been plagued with a lack of agility and insight. We have all seen its symptoms: Lack on interoperability, subjective vs objective decision making, delays in service delivery, and silos of information. In this session, IBM Fellow Mac Devine explains how moving to an architecture that can fully take advantage of technology advances in Open Source and AI can provide significant improvements for Healthcare IT. By moving to a de-centralized architecture, no longer is Healthcare IT bound by restrictions and limitations around data movement because real-time insight can be moved to where the data resides. Speaker Mac Devine has 29 years of experience at IBM. During his career, he has held a wide variety of technical and business leadership roles including Chief Architect for mainframe software, Lead Solutions Architect for Networking Services, Director for Linux Development, Chief Strategy Office for IBM Cloud and currently is the VP...
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Mac Devine_
Mac Devine

Healthcare IoT Center of Excellence strategies; HIoTCoE

Session Abstract: Discover how the Healthcare IoT Community Center of Excellence Advisory Board is leading the way towards best practice industry adoption.   This session will be facilitated by Tim Foley,  CEO of Healthcare Executive Network and include the following Healthcare IoT Community advisory board members: 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 view on healthcare technology. He is an advocate for the role technology plays in improving the quality, safety, and efficiency of patient care, and for the value of learning from best practices from around the world to improve healthcare globally. Mac Devine has 29 years of experience at IBM. During his career, he has held a wide...
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Richard M. Montmeny PhD, PT Chief Operating Officer and Site Administrator St. John’s Pleasant Valley Hospital
Richard M. Montmeny PhD, PT
William Paiva - Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI).
William D. Paiva
Jim Sabogal
Mark Wolff
Chris Sullivan
Mac Devine_
Mac Devine

Enabling Predictable Excellence – Can IOT Transform the Acute Care Setting?

Session Abstract: Healthcare settings, despite the explosion of EHR use and advances in health information technology, remains notoriously inefficient, expensive, and prone to errors.  Digital transformation holds great promise for health and care, but many of the same operational problems present in the clinical environment for decades persist today.  Silos of clinical, financial, and operational systems neglect to connect through devices and data in a patient-centric manner.  Physicians and other clinicians experience burnout because their technology-enabled work tools fail to connect them to patients and families in a more meaningful way.  This session will provide several examples of how IOT in acute care can solve some of the most pervasive problems in acute care such as patient throughput, clinical workforce utilization, and the use of data to drive excellence in operations and clinical care.  Additionally, leadership at all levels of a health delivery organization should plan for a new set...
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Lisa Gulker - Senior Director, Real Time Health Systems, Cerner
Lisa Gulker

Girl Scouts, IoT Community WIoTCoE and STEM. A perfect combination

Session Abstract: Girl Scouts is the largest young girl organization in the country. For over 100 years, they have focused on building girls of courage, confidence and character. Today they are also focused on creating a better future by adding a focus on STEM education and a commitment to building up the workforce of today and tomorrow by building a pipeline of strong, confident girls. As the expert in how girls learn, Girl Scouts provides relevant programming that focuses on life skills, STEM, entrepreneurship and the outdoors – helping girls develop the confidence to know they can do anything they put their minds to. Girl Scouts of NorthEast Texas has led the way by partnering with leading technology providers who have established the 94 acre STEM center of excellence which has the IoT / 5G infrastructure to create a living lab for everything from Healthcare 2.0, Industrial 4.0, Smart Buildings,...
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Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Jennifer K. Bartkowski

STEM: What’s the big deal and how can your company get involved

Session Abstract: Building the Future Workforce Pipeline Working is not just the “flavor of the month” but represents one of the major long term challenges company face. In partnership with fortune 500 companies, the Girl Scouts of North Texas have created a 14M Stem Living Lab addressing the needs of 24,000 young women.  Join GSNTX CEO Jennifer Bartkowski , industry experts and members of our recently announced  Women in IoT Center of Excellence to discuss how they are utilizing this  IoT / 5G infrastructure living lab for everything from Healthcare 2.0, Industrial 4.0, Smart Buildings, Smart Cities, Smart Energy, and Smart Agriculture.  This panel will also address the pressing need for early development of STEM activities, the impact on the future workforce pipeline and how you and your company can get involved. Speakers: Ms. Nancy Shemwell, is currently serving as the Chief Operating Officer of IoT Community, the largest global IoT...
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Taly Walsh, Executive Director of Women in Cybersecurity (WiCyS),
Taly Walsh
Dr. Brenda Connor, Director of IoT Enterprise Services, Ericsson North America
Dr. Brenda Ann Connor
Jennifer Bartkowski, CEO of Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Jennifer K. Bartkowski
Nancy Shemwell, Nancy Shemwell, COO of IoT Community
Nancy Shemwell
Michele Null - Global Marketing Leader IoT Division at SAS
Michele Null
and Member of IoT Community Board of Advisers Amazech Solutions
Brenda Boehm
15:25 - 15:35

Break / Intermission

IoT 20/20: Securing Smart Things in the Zero Trust Era

Session Abstract: 2020 calls for continuous adaptive contextual security for all the smart things out there due to the bar set by the popular Zero Trust model. In a world where data centers are without walls, and now networks are without perimeters, it is hard to trust anything without continuously authenticating every smart thing and segmenting it to a fine-grain level for clarity. As the saying goes, “Hindsight is always 20/20”; as we look back, we recognize that had security, trust and privacy were simple, our systems would have hummed. Going into 2020, we must commit to keeping security, trust and privacy simple so that the tiny IoT sensors are able to connect, collaborate and communicate without complexity. Speaker: Dipto Chakravarty CTO at Exostar Chair of IoT Community SPTIoTCoE (Security, Privacy & Tust Center of Excellence) Dipto Chakravarty is the author of three best-selling books on computer architecture and cybersecurity...
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Dipto Chakravarty CTO at Exostar
Dipto Chakravarty

IoT Edge Computing and Safer Rail

Session Abstract: North America has an issue with its aging class 1 rail infrastructure. The major rail providers are dedicated to making their railways safer and more efficient, but it is a daunting task to comply with government regulations for implementing safety measures along with positive train control (PTC). PTC systems are designed to automatically stop a train before accidents occur due to human error. This requires making upgrades to back office systems, communications infrastructure, wayside signals, and locomotives. This presentation focuses on one aspect of rail modernization, the reduction of incidents at waysides (rail crossings). ClearBlade created and deployed a new wayside crossing solution for the rail industry along with the largest class 1 rail provider in the United States. These rail systems are at the forefront of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). However, creating a network of smart wayside crossings is an extremely complicated task, requiring the...
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Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc
Eric Simone

The Intelligent Factory

Session Abstract: The Intelligent Factory theme is a broad based theme aimed at digital transformation of Assets, Workers, Processes and Supply Chain of Manufacturing companies The Top 5 Initiatives Under Intelligent Factory would be: Intelligent Assets and Digital Twins Intelligent workers using smart wearables Intelligent Manufacturing and process – Operation, Maintenance and Training using AR & VR Intelligent Supply Chain – Real time supply chain visibility – Track and Trace Join this session to learn about real-world examples of how to transform to the factory of the future. Speaker: Damodar Sahu is the Digital Strategist & Partner – Manufacturing Industries at Wipro Limited. He is a Thought Leader in the space of IoT, Industry 4.0, Blockchain, Supply Chain and Aftermarket Services. An eloquent speaker at multiple forums and conferences like CII, NASSCOM, CeBIT, IoT &AI, Blockchain Global Conference etc. & written blogs on various Digital Transformation approaches and technology innovations....
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Damodar Sahu, Digital Strategist & Partner – Manufacturing Industries at Wipro
Damodar Sahu

How to securely share manufacturing data from OT to enterprise IT in any factory using IDMZ

Session Abstract: The current trend in Industrial Automation and Control System (IACS) networking is the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) with Information Technology (IT) with the use of standard Ethernet and Internet Protocol (IP) technology. This convergence helps to enable the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT).By default, a converged IACS network is generally open. While the openness facilitates both technology coexistence and IACS device interoperability, it also makes it vulnerable for security threats. A well-defined security policy and implementation becomes critical before bridging the OT and IT. Business practices, corporate standards, security policies, application requirements, industry security standards, regulatory compliance, risk management policies and overall tolerance to risk are key factors in determining the appropriate security stance. An Industrial Demilitarized Zone (IDMZ is a recommend layer to segment business system networks from plant-wide networks. The IDMZ exists as a separate network located in a level between the Industrial and Enterprise...
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Kai Mariappan, CEO, KioTek Digi Networks LLC
Kai Mariappan

Innovative DataOps Practice

Session Abstract: DataOps has emerged as a methodical approach to improving the speed and quality of analytics through advanced data processing and management processes. Due to the complexity and immaturity, it is very difficult to implement DataOps smoothly. This talk presents a holistic framework, comprising the key building blocks of the overarching DataOps practice: Foundation, Anatomy, Discipline, and Enablement (FADE). We will dive deep to the integral components of DataOps discipline for the pragmatic adoption and brown-field undertakings in complex enterprise environments.  Further, we will drill down to the techniques and means to enable the expedient execution in real-world projects. In addition, we will delve into some working examples and real-life cases to illustrate how to apply and accelerate FADE effectively in open source applications. Best practices, guidelines, implementation experience, and lessons learned will be discussed in the session as well. Speaker: Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and...
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Tony Shan - Chief IoTologist
Tony Shan

Platforms for “Everything” – how NOT to get lost with your next IoT project

Session Abstract: For IT professionals, building IoT solutions is a tough challenge: usually, customers confuse the term itself and ask for the development without a clear understanding of the outcome. In such cases, creating an IoT platform is absurd, though many try and fail, as a result. In my speech, I will guide you through the practical approach to applying IoT solutions from the development process to business analysis standpoints. Anyone planning the IoT project in the next 3-6 months can bring a questionnaire back home, doubling its chances to become successful. Speaker: Ihor Starepravo, is a highly motivated leader in the software engineering space with hands-on experience in building multinational, global delivery organizations for large enterprise clients and strong awareness of technologies and global IT trends. Ihor brings advanced tech solutions and IoT innovations to businesses of all sizes, including both startups and Fortune 500 companies. Regular speaker at...
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Ihor Starepravo, VP Delivery at Intellias
Ihor Starepravo
17.00-17:10

Final remarks & close of conference

Federated AI and the business models it will drive with IoT and car data.

Session Abstract: Cars are becoming connected, shared and electric, leading us to the promise of Autonomous vehicles. They are powered by AI with inference models for car cognition and AR, VR, Voice experiences in the car. Federated AI is a way for an ecosystem of companies to collaborate in building federated machine learning models using training data from one company or location without compromising the privacy of users. Come find out how Federated AI is used in Finance and Energy industry. What are Federated AI use cases for connected and autonomous cars? What are some of the challenges in deploying this model practically in an ecosystem. What are the business models that can evolve with Federated AI combined with Blockchain and how can this accelerate the connected, autonomous and driverless world. Speaker Bio: Sudha Jamthe is the CEO of IoTDisruptions.com. As a technology futurist, she researches IoT, AI and Autonomous...
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Sudha Jamthe

IoT Concepts for Infrastructure -Securing Modular Buildings

Session Abstract: The ever-expanding Network edge is growing exponentially. Data Center large hyperscale is growing and continuing. The 5 largest footprints of compute equipment, AWS, Google, FaceBook, Microsoft, Apple, outweigh the myriads of others and there are many wholesale colocation sites, and with cloud computing growing and big data flowing there are needs for more connectivity in remote locations Modular builds are growing The Global Modular Data Center Market is valued at USD 11.45 billion in 2017 and is expected to reach a value of USD 73.90 billion by the end of 2022. Modular data centers are new “buildings in block solutions” that consist of standardized sections or units that facilitate the physical build out of IT infrastructure. As the market for process servers, storage and network equipment has grown, end users across a broad spectrum of vertical markets have been exploring ways to find more effective methods to install...
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Tanja Lewit

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