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We have assembled yet another amazing line up of speakers and exclusive sessions, for the Tenth IoT Slam! Hear from world class thought leaders, movers and shakers of the IoT industry; Join us at this not-to-be-missed event December 11th, Online in the Cloud! Don't miss out. It's FREE!
Day 1
11 Dec 2019

Conference Starts

IoT Slam X Opening, Welcome and Introductions

A welcome and introduction to the Tenth IoT Slam conference, by IoT Community Advisory Board Chairman Bill Mortimer, and COO, Nancy Shemwell, 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. Speakers: Bill Mortimer is the Chairman of the IoT Community Advisory Board, approaching his 5th year in this position; working with the esteemed IoT Community board of advisors. He is the former Vice President of Strategic Marketing for the wireless, positioning, service assurance businesses at Spirent Communications. While at...
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Ms. Nancy Shemwell, Former COO of IoT Community, Currently serving as COO of Trilogy Networks
Nancy Shemwell
Bill Mortimer, Former Chairman of IoT Community Advisory Board, Now Chair Emeritus
William (Bill) Mortimer

My Personal IoT Journey – Pioneering Principles to Products to Profit

Session Abstract: Dr. Tom Bradicich 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 Vice President, Hewlett Packard Fellow, and Global Head of Edge and IoT Labs & CoE, at Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). He and his...
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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

Healthcare Center of Excellence, Chairman update

Session Abstract: Chris Sullivan, Chairman of the IoT Community’s Healthcare IoT Center of Exellence (HIoTCoE), will present an overview of the latest efforts being driven by the Healthcare team outlining how advances in IoT, AI, Edge and 5G are enabling new care delivery models, that are enhancing patient care and ultimately helping to save lives. Speaker 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...
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Chris Sullivan - Healthcare Practice Lead at Zebra, Chair of the Healthcare IoT Advisory Board
Chris Sullivan

Can 5G and IoT be Green?

Our house is on fire. Year on year we are witnessing climate change with weather extremes growing in intensity and frequency. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) gives us only a 50/50 chance to limit global warming to 1.5°C by 2030. This is a tipping point, risking natural and human systems. Net Zero CO2 emissions are needed sooner to stabilize this climate change yet there are major concerns with the additional carbon footprint new technologies such as 5G and IoT will bring due to their densification of our networks and saturation of connected devices all requiring power. So can...
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IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas

Panel: How does 5G revolutionize your IoT Capabilities?

Session Abstract: The IoT Community® presents a panel discussion on the transformational aspects of 5G and how it can enable new capabilities for your IoT communities. We have brought together a group of leaders that build, test, and provide the 5G services. 5G with its promised speeds, ability to manage latency, and software defined flexibility can deliver changes the IoT landscape. Speakers: Moderator: Brenda Boehm, Interim Chief Innovation Security Officer, Board Advisor at Amazech Solutions Panellists: Caroline Chan, VP and GM, 5G Infrastructure Division, Network Platform Group, Intel Stephen Douglas, Head of 5G Practice at Spirent Communications Tom Wolf, VP,...
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Shay Phillips
Tom Wolf
Caroline Chan
and Member of IoT Community Board of Advisers Amazech Solutions
Brenda Boehm
IoT Slam 2015 Virtual Internet of Things Conference Stephen Douglas
Stephen Douglas
Wayne Irwin VP – Operations – Emerging Business at Ericsson
Wayne Irwin

IoT and Machine Learning: Digital Transformation Enablers

Session Abstract: The Internet of Things is a major digital business building block. We will discuss IoT value in leadership, opportunities and challenges, and next steps for enabling your enterprise to successfully scale it with Machine Learning.  Key points we will address include business drivers for the IoT, critical organization factors for IoT success, and common implementation issues. Speaker: Sandy Carter is the AWS Vice President, Public Sector Partners and Programs. In her new role, she will be responsible for driving next-generation partnering. Her responsibilities include evolving partner models to intensify partner innovation, AWS cloud adoption and creation of mission...
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Sandy Carter - AWS Vice President, Worldwide Public Sector Partners and Programs
Sandy Carter

AI + IoT: Can it Create a Competitive Advantage?

Session Abstract: Organizations are continually seeking to realize the full potential of IoT. In this session, we will explore how a major Industrial IoT company is leveraging AI technologies such as machine learning and computer vision to address some of their biggest IoT challenges. We will also explore key findings from a groundbreaking global study revealing the impact of the Artificial Intelligence of Things (AIoT) on companies like yours. Speakers: Bill Roberts, Director of the global IoT Practice, SAS Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D, Global IoT Evangelist, SAS Bill Roberts: As the director of the global IoT practice at SAS, Bill is...
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Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D, Global IoT Evangelist, SAS
Juthika Khargharia, Ph.D
Bill Roberts

Making the office smart with IoT is harder than you think but can be magically simple

Session Abstract: Explore how the combination of sensors, apps and an intelligent platform can turn any space from a heritage place of work to a modern smart workplace. The session will explore the challenges of sensors, including how to optimally deploy sensors in spaces you may not own or manage. The session will look at an approach to centralising that sensor data and using that data within an intelligent platform that interacts with the apps and bots that people need to make their days productive. The session will draw on real experiences of deploying 40k+ sensors to our 1500 offices...
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Stu Downes Digital Workplace Transformation Offerings Director at Capgemini
Stu Downes

Be 5G – Beyond the hype, understanding 5G and how it can be a catalyst in driving IoT solutions

Session Abstract: There has been a significant amount of hype around 5G and how it can potentially be leveraged for IoT solutions. The purpose of this session it to provide an overview of the evolution to 5G connectivity and discuss different examples of how the technology is being used in IoT solutions. As we experienced in the evolution of many of the “Gs” (1G, 2G, 3G, 4G and now 5G), there is a level of speed and mobile capability that will impact both the consumer and enterprise levels. However, much of the true value is hard to predict until the...
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Wayne Irwin VP – Operations – Emerging Business at Ericsson
Wayne Irwin

IoT and the Age of Autonomy

Session Abstract: The Age of Autonomy is upon us. Truly autonomous devices are quickly replacing those that are merely automated. This is a natural evolution of IoT due to autonomy becoming a necessity to handle the volume, velocity and veracity of real-time data being generated. Every device and even some of the things we don’t generally regard as devices (e.g. cars, manufacturing equipment, etc.) are essentially becoming robots. The centralized solution architectures and services in our enterprise data centers today are not viable for the industry use cases that the Age of Autonomy brings so fundamental changes must be made....
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Cole Crawford, founder and CEO of Vapor IO
Cole Crawford
Umesh Chandra - Senior Director of Engineering, Location Services, HERE Technologies
Umesh Chandra
Dr Matthias Schmid - Lead Researcher for Micro-Positioning at the International Center of Automotive Research (ICAR)
Dr. Matthias Schmid
David Bruemmer
IoT and the Age of Autonomy
Mac Devine, Vice President & CTO, Cloud Native Center of Competency, Strategic Client Success IBM Fellow, Master Inventor, IBM Cloud Division
Mac Devine

Enterprise IoT Architecture and Edge Computing creating a truly smart building at American Dream

Session Abstract: Smart Buildings are at the forefront of the Industrial Internet of Things. But creating a smart building is an extremely complicated task, requiring the connecting of hundreds and possibly thousands of components, devices, systems, and interfaces. Many hardware vendors are offering smart building components (elevators, HVAC, lighting, security, power etc.) creating a confusing marketplace of devices, capabilities, and systems that do not communicate with one another. Using examples from our customer American Dream in East Rutherford, NJ, I will explain how Edge computing is being used to enhance customer service and manage all of their disparate building components...
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Eric Simone, Founder and CEO of ClearBlade Inc
Eric Simone

Advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) for Healthcare

Session Abstract: Advances in the Internet of Things (IoT) for HealthcareWhat are the advances in IoT that impact key areas of Healthcare in 2019? What can we expect in 2020? In this presentation T-Systems will pick up on past presentations on the topics of clinical supplies; the US Drug supply chain and 5G to bring you the latest applications (no longer use cases), and what we can expect in 2020. T-Systems has been a big supporter of the IoT Community our aim supports the wider communities need for applications where IoT can make a difference in the lives of patients...
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Jim Sabogal

Healthcare IoT Center of Excellence – Underserved Communities Focus

Session Abstract: Prepare for an “Industrial Data Revolution” and explore an evolving world of AI and machine learning in health care delivery.  Examples will be provided where AI, together with workflow improvement, are being applied to address gaps in care.  Specifically, Oklahoma State University’s (OSU) Center for Health Systems Innovation’s (CHSI) is applying AI approaches to the transformation of health care delivery with an emphasis on rural and Native American health care market.  AI examples for diabetic and cardiovascular patient management will be shown that were developed from the largest clinical database representing clinical information from 63 million patients collected over 20...
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William Paiva - Executive Director of the Center for Health Systems Innovation (CHSI).
William D. Paiva

Adopting a Digital World – Safeguarding Your Organization from Cyber Threats

Session Abstract: The IoT Community® presents a panel discussion on the ever-changing digital security threat landscape, hosted by technology and security expert Jason Cook, Cyber Defense Labs COO and IoT Board Member. Learn how security risks are evolving as IoT continues its growth and maturity, and how to minimize your risk in implementation and adoption for applications such as smart cities and grids. Join us as the expert panelists discuss leading-edge security best practices and IoT security protocols and standards such as Mitre Att&ck, NIST, and Zero Trust Frameworks, and how these can help to safeguard your organization from a cyber incident. Speakers: Moderator:...
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Kate Kuehn
Federico Campbell
Gavin Robertson
Jason Cook

Smart Living – The Future of the Smart Home

Session Abstract: The smart home has been just around the corner for decades. Time and again, the impending emergence of the smart home was announced. It never quite materialized. While smart thermostats and smart security systems may have some traction, to date, the best bet so far has been the invasion of smart speakers into consumers’ homes. These have been heralded as the final breakthrough of the smart home. While smart speakers on their own may be entering the early market maturity stage, this is certainly not the case for their use with smart home applications. Most people use their...
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Christene Gonzalez Wertz - Global leader for Electronics, IBM Institute for Business Value
Cristene Gonzalez-Wertz
Martin Kienzle - Electronics Industry Leader in IBM Research, Member IBM Academy of Industry
Martin Kienzle
Leonard Lee - Managing Director, neXt Curve
Leonard Lee

Panel: Democratizing Access to Space

Session Abstract: Declining launch costs, advances in technology and rising public-sector interest position space exploration as the next trillion-dollar industry. Cost to launch a satellite has declined via reusable rockets. Satellite mass production could further decrease its cost as well. Cyber Security, a critical component of this equation, how the data can be isolated from vulnerable terrestrial networks. Space Cargo, How Blockchain can provide the trust, transparency, visibility and auditing into the complex supply chain aspects of Rockets, Satellite and Space Cargo using variety of sensors. How launchers can provide economical and convenient access to space and open up the...
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Bill Diamond
Amos Behana
Dennis R. Gatens Chief Commercial Officer Cloud Constellation Corporation
Dennis R. Gatens
Naeem Altaf, IBM Distinguished Engineer, CTO Space Tech
Naeem Altaf
Mac Devine, Vice President & CTO, Cloud Native Center of Competency, Strategic Client Success IBM Fellow, Master Inventor, IBM Cloud Division
Mac Devine

Conference Ends

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Day 1
11 Dec 2019

Successful IoT Projects Begin with Knowledge & Skills

Session Abstract: According to a recent Cisco IoT Survey, 60% of respondents said that IoT initiatives appeared good on paper but were much more difficult to implement than expected. Although seemingly most IT projects incur similar challenges IoT, still an emerging technology, has the added uncertainty of the unknown. In this session we will describe why it is essential for all IoT team members from the C-suite through technical practitioners require specific knowledge and skills to help ensure the success of their projects. We will also explore how micro-credentials and certifications assist organizations in validating the knowledge needed for identified...
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Megan Branch - COO CertNexus
Megan Branch
Jeff Felice, President at CertNexus
Jeff Felice

The case for gender diversity

Session Abstract Businesses shouldn’t invest in gender diversity because it’s the “right” thing to do (though it is); they should invest because it is a business imperative. Greater diversity creates a strong competitive advantage for companies, driving innovation, reducing risk, creating more resilient cultures, and boosting financial performance. In this session, Tanis Cornell and Jennifer Carter make a compelling case for why companies must invest in increasing and sustaining diversity in order to thrive – and even survive – in the future. They’ll also share what moves the needle – and what won’t. As part of the Women in IoT...
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Jennifer Carter, President, EWF International
Jennifer Carter
Tanis Cornell, CEO - EWF International
Tanis Cornell

Evolution of tomorrow’s digital remote worker

Session Abstract: By next year, U.S. workers who work partially or fully remotely will represent 72% of the total workforce and today, companies are projected to spend over $185B in video conferencing, team collaboration and unified communication tools serving the digital workspace. The market is big and growing, and emerging is a next generation IoT driven virtual, digital office. The evolution of 5G enhances the ability to support this mobile workforce. But, enabling the user with a manageable and truly secure experience will require advanced solutions delivered across host of IoT products. This session demonstrates a way to re-create the...
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Toni Portmann Co-founder and CEO Walkabout Workplace
Toni Portmann

Meeting the expectations of today’s tech-savvy, on-demand shopper

Session Abstract: Retail’s digital disruption continues to ripple through the industry, influencing shopper’s opinions and expectations across categories. During this busy holiday shopping season, Jeff Schmitz will share key insights from Zebra Technologies’ 12th annual Global Shopper Study that highlight the disconnect between how retailers and shoppers perceive the shopping experience. Schmitz will dig into the data, talk about the importance of thinking like a smartphone-carrying shopper, and offer smart technology solutions to enhance the customer experience and drive in-store sales. Speaker: Jeff Schmitz became senior vice president and chief marketing officer at Zebra in February 2016. Mr. Schmitz most...
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Jeffrey Schmitz

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