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IoT Slam Live 2021 Agenda

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Day 1
24 Jun 2021


Session Abstract: A welcome and introduction to the fifteenth IoT Slam event – the IoT Slam Live 2021 Conference, by Chairman of the Advisory Board, Dr. Tom Bradicich, who will provide an update on current conditions for our IoT Community members, as well as set the stage for the rest of the day. Opening Keynote: Industry 5.0 – So Soon? Characteristic of the rapid pace of technology advancement, there are now signs of Industry 5.0 emerging, even though Industry 4.0 has not yet been fully realized. Characterized by intimate human-machine cooperation, mass personalization, sentient AI systems, and ubiquitous connected intelligent...
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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 Diamond Member Panel – Advancing IoT Through Consultancy – Listen, Listen, Listen

Abstract: “IoT technology solutions can be characterized by three PC’s: perpetual connectivity, pervasive computing, and precision control”, say Dr. Tom Bradicich. Hence IoT solutions are among the most complex in any industry. Consultancy, professional or casual, is a key tool for sorting through the complexities of IoT and ensuring business and societal benefits are enjoyed by customers. The top attribute of consultancy is “listening” to the customer. Bryan Saunders of SAS, and Chris Sullivan of Zebra Technologies engage regularly as consultants in the domain of IoT. Along with Dr Tom, they’ll share real world experiences with how “listening” has been...
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Bryan Saunders, Head of Industry Consulting for SAS IoT
Bryan Saunders
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
Chris Sullivan - Healthcare Practice Lead at Zebra, Chair of the Healthcare IoT Advisory Board
Chris Sullivan

Enabling the Intelligent Edge in Manufacturing & Industrial IoT

Abstract: Manufacturing is undergoing a revolution as advanced connectivity with AIoT unleashes a new wave of innovation. The upheaval is not confined to the factory floor; business models are also in flux as manufacturers get new insights into how their products are used and repackage those products into services. Smart manufacturing is driving the manufacturing industry to modernize its software infrastructure. Whether you call it Industry 4.0 or the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), manufacturing is in the middle of a significant transformation. A successful transition to the next generation of manufacturing requires the adoption of new technologies that can...
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Josh Becker, Senior Global Director and Head of IoT Commercial, SAS
Josh Becker

One Molecule at a Time: How AI, IoT, and Scientific Data will fuel Drug Discovery

Abstract: Phizzle CEO Ben Davis discusses how new technologies for monitoring device health, environmental anomalies, and data availability for AI will accelerate the drug discovery process and help conquer disease Speaker After a decade in enterprise sales with Fortune 500 companies such as Xerox, Parametric Technology and EMC, Ben left the corporate world to become an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, following his passion for sports and technology. Ben co-founded Pixiem in 2003, which was among the first of its kind as a developer and publisher of mobile video games. In 2005, Pixiem was acquired by WinWin Gaming. Ben co-founded Phizzle...
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Ben Davis, CEO, Phizzle
Ben Davis

Modernizing Infrastructure with Intelligent Assets

Session 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...
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Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc
Eric Simone
12:00 - 13:00

Lunch Break / Networking (New Orleans Attendees Only)

MCIoTCoE Panel (For Online Attendees Only)

Abstract: The agenda of the panel is to talk about the new innovative IoT strategies of the CoE, its objectives, introduction to new pillars, and their respective leaders, working together towards fast emerging disciplines for transforming the industries. Each panelist will talk about their domain expertise, and share knowledge and experience of real-world IoT use-cases, along with introducing the pillar they are leading. Speakers: Dr. Divya Gupta has over 10 years of experience in cloud computing, distributed systems, fault tolerance, big data analytics, technical consulting, and business collaborations. Divya is an IoT Solutions Advisor for the SAS IoT Global Division....
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Stas Wolk, COO, Link Labs
Stas Wolk
Dr. Divya Gupta, Senior Solutions Architect, Global IoT Division at SAS - Chair of MCIoTCoE
Dr. Divya Gupta
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

Pain Points in Adopting Industry 4.0 and How to Resolve Them

Abstract: Industry 4.0 continues to gain momentum and grow at an unprecedented pace — and competition among tech companies is fierce. While early adapters seem to thrive, companies that fail to evolve are at risk of becoming obsolete. Strategy, organizational agility and resiliency, along with solid leadership are critical to the success of implementing Industry 4.0. In this keynote session, Ben Wald, will discuss the top obstacles your company could face in the near future, and outline strategy aimed at overcoming them. Speaker: As the Founder of Very, Ben has helped lead over 250 product launches in the last decade,...
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Ben Wald

Keynote: Health IoT – Accelerating the Path from Promise to Impact

Abstract: Healthcare is “moving home”. In this keynote address, in a fireside chat format, Dr Pat Quinlan and Tom Fee, CEO of Hippo@Home, will expand on the concept of Polymorphic Medicine, with IoT as an enabler. They will discuss the rapid evolution of the shift in healthcare focus from the “institution” to the individual’s home, and the capabilities which are necessary to make that effective, transformational change. The IoT Community can provide the technology to enable informed and motivated self-care combined with highly personalized and more effective clinical care. Virtual care is the future and IoT holds a key. Speakers:...
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Tom Fee, CEO of Hippo@Home
Thomas Fee
Patrick Quinlan, M.D., CEO and Co-founder, Hippo Technologies, Inc
Patrick Quinlan, MD

Health IoT Panel – Practical ways to get from promise to practice

Abstract: Healthcare is quickly transforming into Virtual Care outside healthcare facilities.  As clinicians, patients and payers struggle with new ways of connecting to examine, order, treat, monitor and pay for care, they are looking for innovative technology solutions.  IoT is already leading in remote digital diagnostic devices, but there are many more opportunities for technologies to nudge, support, reinforce and report patient care.  Following up on the issues and insights raised in the Keynote: HEALTH IOT – ACCELERATING THE PATH FROM PROMISE TO IMPACT, our panel of physicians and healthcare developers will address critical industry questions from the audience and...
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Dr. Rich Milani, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer and Vice-Chairman of the Department of Cardiology at Ochsner Health System and Professor of Medicine, at Ochsner Clinical School
Dr. Rich Milani
Tom Fee, CEO of Hippo@Home
Thomas Fee
Patrick Quinlan, M.D., CEO and Co-founder, Hippo Technologies, Inc
Patrick Quinlan, MD

Keynote: Progressing IoT Projects from Ideation to Realization and Implementation

Abstract: The secret to fully understanding and embracing IoT and OT convergence is maintaining a vision while engaging in the connectivity necessary to accomplish the dream, or making the impossible possible. This is how innovation leads to realization and implementation. In this session, we will explore two examples demonstrating how maintaining the vision can lead to some real success stories. Process optimization/anomaly detection is one method to optimize IoT/OT convergence using MLOps and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Connected Worker is a great example of how IoT/OT convergence is being utilized to enhance people safety, ability and efficiency in the world across...
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Charlie Stack, Chief Technologist (CT) for Operational Technology, CBT
Charlie Stack

WIoTCoE Panel

Session Abstract: An IoT Community Women in IoT Center of Excellence (WIoTCoE) panel discussion led by Michele Null (Red Hat) and Amanda Healy (Cisco) – Co-Chairs of the WIoTCoE with Jenn Gamble (Very), Kelly Ireland (CBT), Juthika Khargharia (SAS), and Jennifer Halstead (Link Labs). This panel will reflect on personal experience across the IoT domain, looking ahead to WHAT’S NEXT to move the needle across diversity, fairness and inclusion. Speakers: Jenn Gamble: As the Data Science Practice Lead at Very, Jenn leads machine learning and AI initiatives on client projects, which includes problem formulation, scoping, and defining the analytical approach...
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Jennifer Halstead, Chief Financial Officer, Link Labs
Jennifer Halstead
Jenn Gamble
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
Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D, Global IoT Evangelist, SAS
Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D
Michele Null - Co-Chair of the IoT Community’s WioTCoE, Principal Product Marketing Leader, Ansible Automation, Red Hat
Michele Null

Real World Computer Vision in IoT

Abstract: A discussion about what’s working and what isn’t in the field. The session will discuss the wins and losses by integrators from what ideas are closing deals to what technologies are needed to fulfill them. Speaker: Kerry Shih a serial product creator and have built 5 technology companies to date. Kerry’s wins and losses have taught him how to find what the market will care about in the context of a solution and not the other way around. Kerry’s product interests tend to be in Enterprise and IoT. Kerry has had a blast working with the ever impressive talent...
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Kerry Shih

Panel – Before You Restart Your Buildings: 3 Things You Must Do, and One Thing You Must Not Do

Abstract: Recently we have started to see a return to our building’s and the “New Normal.” In this new world, building’s environments will be shaped by social distancing, air quality requirements, new cleaning protocols, occupancy sensing and numerous other post-pandemic modifications. Building owners and operators need to secure the occupants trust that they have done everything to ensure a safe return to their building, office, store, restaurant, school, and others. Join our panel of Smart Building experts as they outline 3 key things that building owners and operators must do immediately to gain the trust of their occupants and how...
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James Caton, Global Leader, Smart Infrastructure & Smart Cities, SAS
James Caton
Kerry Shih
Matthew Foust
Harry Smeenk - Founder, Smart Buildings Online LLC
Harry Smeenk

Closing Panel – PAWR: Experiences from a Public Private Partnership Model to Accelerate Technical Innovation

Abstract: The US National Science Foundation is conducting a significant program to advance technologies for wireless networks to overcome the challenge in meeting requirements for existing and new wireless connectivity applications. Many of them are important to current and future Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and innovations. The Program is called “Platforms for Advanced Wireless Research (PAWR)”. The program consists of three existing, and one to be announced, investigations, each developing a unique platform and testbed that focuses on specific problems and applications – ranging from a connected campus community, to a dense urban setting, to supporting the deployment and...
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Thyaga Nandagopal, NSF, Alexandria, VA USA
Thyaga Nandagopal
Dr. Ashutosh Dutta, Chief 5G Strategist, JHU/APL
Dr. Ashutosh Dutta
John Kaewell, Advisor to the CTO at InterDigital, Inc
John Kaewell
Paul Challoner, Vice President, Network Product Solutions, Ericsson
Paul Challoner
Dr. Adam T. Drobot, Chairman of the Board of OpenTechWorks
Dr. Adam T. Drobot

IoT Slam Live 2021 On-Demand Agenda

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Day 1
24 Jun 2021

Humans are hard, Code is easy

Session Abstract: Are you a frustrated developer who feels like they know enough? However, the success you thought you would have is out of reach. You see others who make better strides but why? Is it a skills gap? Come learn how to set yourself apart as a developer and learn the skills of influence and collaboration. Speaker: Tom Henricksen Speaker at Code is Easy Tom Henricksen is a problem-solving technology professional. He has worked in various roles in technology for over twenty years. Tom has learned how to solve the challenging issues in technology and lead technical teams. He...
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Tom Henricksen, Speaker, Code is Easy
Tom Henricksen

Data Driven Innovation

Abstract: This session will outline how to identify unknown growth opportunities with structured data enrichment and applied machine learning. We explore the elements that make up an efficient and transparent algorithm, the importance of data as input and how to deal with the underlying uncertainty found in the sources and conclusions drawn. Finally, we will explore the concept of unknown unknowns, draw parallels to agile methodologies and how this flexibility is by data and implemented into strategic decision processes. Finally, a prediction about the role of ethics in data processing & innovation is shared with the audience. Speaker: Christian Lawaetz...
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Christian Lawaetz
Christian Lawaetz

Building Freedom: A Smart City for Black Futures

Session Abstract: When we novices think of Smart Cities we often think of communities that are interconnected through a state-of-the-art fiber-optic network providing fast internet speeds that provide a better quality of life as we work, learn, play, and socialize online more now than ever. One may think of the implementation of artificial intelligence in helping communities to problem-solve better or detect early warnings that allow preparation for emergency situations. A smart city for many disadvantaged citizens is simply just a buzzword, an idea of a future that may not provide much upward mobility for the “Average Ashley” and possibly...
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VP of Marketing, Sales, & Communications The Freedom Georgia Initiative
Ashley N. Scott

Advanced Communication Skills for Leaders

Session Abstract: Why do some people seem to be natural-born leaders? Why can’t or will not they tell you how they did it? What makes the difference? What indeed creates an extraordinary leader, one who leads effortlessly? How does a leader gain Mastery of Leadership Skills and Techniques? Great Leaders Are Made Not Born Advanced Communication Skills is a complete look at the powerful practices of great communicators. We will cover the fundamentals, skills, and techniques of some of the world’s most outstanding leaders of all time. We will share the strategies and techniques required to gain Mastery over their...
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Glenn Daniels Corporate Leadership Trainer and Coach Touch Stone Publishers Ltd
Glenn Daniels

Now What? Why Most IoT Products on the Market Fail in a Rapidly Changing Landscape

Abstract: Our Head of Client Strategy will share with you the common themes that separates the best IoT products from the rest – or the ones that will last for a long time in the market and the ones that will be short lived. We’ll talk specifically about how to build an IoT Strategy from the start that provides a long term roadmap and builds in different revenue streams to provide ROI beyond just a cool product. Speaker: Nate Strong leads revenue-generating teams at Very with a technology-first mindset. As Very’s VP of Client Strategy Nate leads our sales and...
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Nate Strong, VP of Client Strategy, Very
Nate Strong

Digital Twins and Self-Sovereign Identity: Build the next generation of Simulation with privacy preservation

Session Abstract: The rise in the use of advanced analytics, machine learning (ML) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) today have driven the technology of simulation into the concept of the digital twin. Digital twins are generally defined as a virtual digital model of a physical system that is used to make better decisions about the real world physical system. Digital twins are usually intertwined with sensors and include a two-way interaction between the physical and digital twin. The growth of “smart” IoT devices – devices with an increasing amount of processing or computational capability –...
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Jim St.Clair Chief Trust Officer Lumedic
Jim St.Clair

A deep submarine dive into the IoT world

Session Abstract: While enjoying the cutting-edge IoT content delivered in virtual IoT Slam conferences, did we take a moment to realize what made this all a successful reality during the global pandemic? Yes, it is the confluence of great minds and tremendous efforts by the IoT Community, but how were we able to HD stream video sessions by speakers joining from different continents instantaneously? While we might have thought that this data transmission happens over the satellites, but the truth lies under the sea. Over 95 percent of the world’s intercontinental electronic communications traffic is carried below the surface of...
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Richa Daga, Software Engineer, Cisco
Richa Daga

Bringing Zero Trust to Industrial IOT

Session Abstract: Traditional security offers a castle-and-moat or perimeter approach to assess whether connections are trustworthy and should be given access, but the current industrial control systems (ICS) ecosystem requires a different approach. Zero Trust reminds us that the information security perimeter never really existed. The pace of attacks, and ubiquity of IIoT is forcing us to improve our cyber-resilience quickly. This talk addresses how to bring Zero Trust to the ICS world: the benefits, the challenges, architectural constraints, planning and sizing the effort, success criteria, and future evolution. We will present a model for Zero Trust success, revealing how...
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William Malik VP of Infrastructure Strategies Trend Micro
William Malik

The business of Value Creation from Data Science to AI Innovations

Session Abstract: Have you wondered about the difference between Data Science and AI? What is your role as a business person in building successful AI solutions and in creating business value in a measurable, scalable and explainable way to the enterprise? Join Sudha Jamthe to learn about 1. The evolving difference between AI and Data Science 2. What is the business model behind No-Code AI and how do you operationalize AI part Proof-of-Concepts by starting out right? 3. How do you measure business value with Data Science Speaker: Sudha Jamthe Technology Futurist at Self Employed Sudha Jamthe is the CEO...
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Sudha Jamthe, CEO, IoTDisruptions.com
Sudha Jamthe

Digital Transformation and New Trends in Business

Session Abstract: The Fourth Industrial Revolution represents a fundamental change in the way we live, work and relate to one another. It is a new chapter in human development, enabled by extraordinary technology advances. The real opportunity is to look beyond technology, and find ways to give the greatest number of people the ability to positively impact their families, organizations and communities. Global trend started entering the 4th industrial revolution in all areas since 2015 . (name was introduced by Klaus Schwab in world economic forum) Covid-19 turned crisis into opportunities Covid-19 formed a shortcut toward massive digital transformation. Only...
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H.E Eng. Belal Khaled Al-Hafnawi Commissioner - Board Member at TRC- Jordan
Belal Khaled Al-Hafnawi

Blockchain IoT Modules power the BoAT

Session Abstract: aitos.io is a stealth embedded software security startup for the integration of IoT and Blockchain ecosystems to offer trusted identity authentication and data privacy preserving computational protection for the integrity of data originating and refined at the edge. All trust starts with securing the data at the source of collection, from the sensor to the module to the gateway and then to the cloud. aitos.io has partnered with 9 major cellular IoT module manufacturers and two global mobile network operators to promote the concept of a “Blockchain Module” with our “BoAT” or Blockchain of AI Things SDK middleware...
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Blockchain IoT Modules power the BoAT

Crossing the Digital Rubicon

Abstract: We have crossed the “digital” Rubicon – no, we aren’t talking about the famous river Julius Caesar crossed when starting a Roman Civil War – we are talking about the point of no return many retail businesses are experiencing due to the ongoing global pandemic. We are now living in a global culture of liquid expectations – where each experience becomes the standard bearer to which others are compared – if I can get a pint of ice cream delivered to my front door in two hours, why can’t the new car I just bought online be delivered just...
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Matt Kowalski, Senior Manager, Business Operations, Office of the CTO
Matt Kowalski

Achieving Accuracy and Affordability in IoT Asset Tracking

Abstract: Ranging has long been the gold standard for precision location systems, powering technologies such as GPS and Ultrawideband (UWB)—but at a cost: these systems are often too expensive for tracking most items in an industrial environment and have onerous power requirements or finicky install procedures. Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices offer the tantalizing possibility of significant reductions in cost, but the absence of an ability to support location determination via ranging has led to insufficient accuracy and consequently limited adoption in manufacturing. Bob will present the technological challenges for ranging-based asset tracking using Bluetooth Low Energy devices, along with...
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Bob Proctor, Co-founder and CEO, Link Labs
Bob Proctor

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