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Leveraging a Diverse IoT Ecosystem to Drive Innovative Solutions

John Lauletta, CEO, Exacter Inc
Craig Foster, Principal Business Development Executive, SAS
19 Aug 2022
09:30 - 10:00
Keynote Room

Leveraging a Diverse IoT Ecosystem to Drive Innovative Solutions

Session Abstract:

Every IoT practitioner is faced with a series of complex challenges to navigate on the way to market adoption. Leveraging the IoT Ecosystem is the key to successful development and is a critical step in helping practitioners solve complicated challenges. In this presentation, SAS’ Craig Foster and Exacter’s John Lauletta will explore how a strong IoT ecosystem played an important role in developing a first-of-its-kind IoT solution in the utilities industry and how this model for success can be replicated to solve challenges in other industries. The duo will share insights and key learnings on the complexities of improving grid reliability and how every challenge is a unique opportunity to connect with IoT ecosystem partners to develop innovative, valuable solutions to today’s most critical problems.


SASCraig Foster is a Principal Business Development Executive for SAS. Prior to joining SAS Craig spent over two decades at General Electric (GE) where he focused on development of technology and delivery of services related to what is now known as the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) for its Energy business. Craig led development of technology in areas spanning from artificial lift control in Oil & Gas to smart metering in Transmission & Distribution. In addition, Craig led remote service delivery for GE Power for several years driving significant improvement to quality and cycle-time KPIs for customers. Since joining SAS, Craig has been focused on developing new lines of business with key IoT partners. Outside the office, Craig enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, coaching ice hockey, traveling, and playing golf and basketball with friends.

John L. Lauletta received a B.S. from Purdue University in 1975, and a M.S. from The Ohio State University in 1985 in Electrical Engineering. Mr. Lauletta has over forty years of electric utility measurement technologies experience at American Electric Power, Scientific Columbus, Inc., and as CEO of Exacter, Inc. since 2006. His electric utility distribution equipment experience includes field testing, predictive and preventive maintenance, applications engineering, failure analysis, and power system protection studies. He has designed several test and measurement systems and holds several U.S. and International patents in electric utility test and measurement systems and methods.

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