IoT 101 – Digital Transformation UniversityJames Brehm & Associates

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The Fourth Industrial Revolution
James Brehm & Associates

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Thursday, Sep 13

9:30 AM - 7:30 PM

Doors open: 9:30 AM


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9:30-9:55: Coffee

9:55-10:00: Introduction and Welcome

10:00-10:30: IoT 101 – Are you IoT ready? 7 Challenges to IoT Adoption.

While the Internet of Things is slowly maturing, with an increasing number of success stories and financial returns, land-minds and boobytraps litter the battlefield of IoT. To speed this adoption, learn the secrets for success when defining and transitioning from Proof of Concepts / Pilots to scalable Production ready systems. What hurdles are likely in the near future for early generation IOT solutions? What can we learn from them now to move even faster? This session explores the strategic system level design and business decisions associated with predictably getting to Production while acknowledging the rapid innovation and changes occurring in the industry.

James Brehm, James Brehm & Associates; Carl Ford, James Brehm & Associates; Allen Proithis, Capstone Partners; Mike Krell, James Brehm & Associates; Steve Brumer, 151 Advisors

10:30 – 11:00: Keynote

Balaji Sridharan, Vice President, IoT- M2M,  T-Mobile

11:00 – 11:30: The Economics of Enterprise IoT - Show Me the Money

When you combine Metcalfe’s law with Moore’s law, does the exponential growth of devices equate to cost savings, or are the savings hard to define at the micro level but intuitively obvious at the macro level? Is there practical data that shows the economics of the Industrial Internet?

Jeffery Torrance, Qualcomm; Todd Krauthkremer, Cradlepoint;  Jim Chase, Benchmark;  Sara Brown, Multitech

11:30-12:00: The Role of the Integrator in IoT

Actionable, contextualized information from applications with global scale, legacy sub-systems, cloud services, connected edge-devices, Fog Computing concepts, OT/IT alignment, Enterprise/Industrial IoT (IIoT) systems present a new challenge in terms of interoperability, end-to-end performance and security. That, in short, is the IoT.

Who can deliver on the promise?

One aspect of the IoT that hasn't been well discussed is the huge opportunity it represents for systems integrators. It's no coincidence that Accenture, PwC, etc. are producing regular and optimistic reports on the impact of the IoT, it's a huge opportunity for them now (consulting) and over the next decade (development, deployment and evolution).

How will IoT systems be implemented, deployed and maintained? Will SI’s deliver? Will they move “down the stack” and work with companies outside the Global 1000? Or will a new type of integration organization emerge?

Rickie Richey, Altaworx; Bryan Lubel, Integron; Ryan Susanna, LogiSense; Ad Dijkhoff, Philips HealthSuite Digital Platform

12:00-12:30: LTE for IoT -The Rise of the Edge

Whether concerned about Quality of Service (QoS), local data gathering continuity when the internet crashes, or reacting to potential system problems before they become a nightmare, edge connectivity needs to be a major part of the discussion for IoT systems.  Edge computing provides the ability for businesses to keep IoT systems running and reacting to data, in a timeframe of relevance, whether connected to the internet or not.  IoT is all about acting on data, and edge computing is a key component to getting the ROI out of IoT systems.  What is edge computing? How does it intersect with IoT connectivity technologies such as LTE CAT-M1 or CAT-NB1?  How can I make sure my IoT device data is always feeding my business systems?

Dr. Georges Karam, Sequans; Mobeen Khan, AT&T; Robert Lutz, Systech

12:30-1:00: The Economic Impact of a Connected Society

As the traditional M2M industry begins to evolve beyond simple machine connectivity, it is very clear that we are in the nascent stage of much greater IoT possibilities: business and life transformation. While sometimes viewed as intrusive, monitoring and the use of data analytics can lead to tremendous societal benefits.

Deploying smart meters and monitoring water usage by a city in Texas led to a 60% water savings – no small feat in a drought plagued region.

Monitoring the activities of certain patients (e.g. those with Alzheimer’s) or the elderly with home sensors may be seen as intrusive on their private lives, but might also enable them to remain in their homes longer, reducing managed care costs and improving quality of life.

Remote monitoring of energy usage patterns could provide an indication that things were “steady state”, while a change in usage pattern could indicate a problem requiring intervention.

What are the societal benefits to IoT and are there any hard benefits that could be replicated in other vertical markets?

Matt Maher Peterson, APANA; Jim Williamson, Capstone Metering; Jerry Faught, WLS Lighting; Kenny Hawk, Mojio

1:00-1:20: The Importance of Managed Services in IoT

Businesses in every industry struggle with the complexity of planning, deploying, and managing IoT solutions. These challenges often result in delayed time-to-market, missed revenue opportunities, competitive disadvantages, technology incompatibility, and issues surrounding customer loyalty. In fact, two thirds of IoT initiatives never make it past proof of concept, with 60% of failures attributed to unforeseen issues1. IoT complexity is a very real challenge that many organizations simply cannot address on their own. KORE CEO Romil Bahl will address the challenges and complexities of planning, deploying, managing, and sustaining IoT solutions and provide attendees with the knowledge needed to overcome these challenges, accelerate speed-to-market, take advantage of new revenue opportunities, and gain competitive advantages through IoT. He will also offer real-life, actionable solutions for simplifying complexity across the IoT ecosystem and maximizing ROI from IoT investments.

Romil Bahl, CEO, Kore Wireless

1:20-2:00: Break

2:00-2:30: Tracking, Tracing & Monitoring the State & Condition of Assets – The New Supply Chain

Each year billions of dollars are lost in some of the most complex supply chains in the world -- for numerous reasons such as theft, lack of visibility and others. IoT technologies, telematics and smart sensors unlock real-time insights, secure goods in transit and increase efficiency. Being able to track and trace shipments expands information to include everything from climate, location and security. This panel takes us to the next level of information gathering about what is in motion, what risks are involved and where improvements can be made in delivering services.

Paul Washicko, CalAmp; Richard Kilmer, CargoSense; Barry Conlon, Overhaul

2:30-3:00: Security and IoT – If You Don’t do It, Someone Will

The growth of IoT is occurring at an incredible rate and as we become increasingly reliant on intelligent, interconnected devices in our lives and businesses. This reliance raises alarms about security and privacy issues. How do we protect billions of devices from attacks and intrusions that could compromise our personal privacy, public safety, or business viability?

As the sum data output from our connected devices becomes our “new persona”, in addition to security, contextuality and relevance become increasingly essential.

What does security mean?  Is it securing the device or securing the network? Is it securing data in motion or data at rest? Is it the endpoint or the cloud? This panel defines the term “security” and discusses the critical issues in developing, managing and securing the IoT.

Loic Bonvarlet, ARM; Shawn Davison, DV Mobile; Tim Barber, ForgeRock; Francois Le, iotaBEAM

3:00-3:45: The Connected Vehicle Ecosystem - Paving the Way to Multimodal Transportation and Safer Roads

Although autonomous vehicles steal today’s news headlines and last-mile transportation alternatives are becoming more prevalent, society is still in the early stages of adopting connected vehicle technology. Many vehicles on the road today are connected, but aftermarket solutions continue to play a critical role in inspiring new opportunities in insurance telematics, fleet management and emerging mobility service models. Intelligence captured from vehicles can enable feature-rich apps and services that expand access to alternative transportation modes, facilitate public safety compliance, deliver proactive driver behavior insights and expedite emergency response. Enterprise and consumer adoption will be measured by how well automotive ecosystem providers deliver value-added services that improve road safety, mitigate risk and enhance the driver experience.

With hundreds of thousands of connected vehicles poised to hit the road now and in coming years, we must open the dialogue between private and public sector organizations. This panel will explore how aftermarket telematics and a new connected mobility playbook can improve road safety, convenience and greater access to new modes of transportation.

Chris Penrose, AT&T; Michael Burdiek, CalAmp; David Braunstein,Together for Safer Roads

3:45-4:15: From Bluetooth to Z-Wave, LTE to LoRAWAN, Narrow Band to Wifi

The IoT is about connecting devices to other devices to gather and use contextualized data. Consumers are demanding more and more IoT devices, such as wearables, Internet-connected thermostats, cloud music players and connected vehicles, among others.  While enterprises are demanding a wide range of smart devices and connected solutions which include remote monitoring systems, factory automation solutions, advanced lighting and energy management solutions in buildings, hospitals, factories, and more.

While mobile network operators have been taking the lead when it comes to driving IoT, providing connectivity for a wide range of smart devices and connected solutions, the hyper-connected world does not necessarily fit onto a homogenous network. Campus area networks, personal area networks, and Low Power networks are fast becoming the new norm.

While the evolution of the Internet of Things (IoT) generates revenue opportunities for carriers, it also presents significant technological challenges due to the growing traffic it entails.

What is the right connectivity for your use case? Can you navigate the alphabet soup of acronyms? What’s the carrier’s role in the new world order? And how do we achieve interoperability of connectivity in a Heterogeneous environment?

Alistair Fulton, Semtech; Lawrence Latham, Everynet; Riku Mettälä, Silicon Labs; James Edson, Itron Idea Labs

4:15-4:45: How do you Spell AI – Moving from Prescriptive Analytics to Artificial Intelligence

The future of manufacturing and many other industries is moving from descriptive to prescriptive analytics - and even beyond this to adopting machine learning and artificial intelligence into the management of its IoT devices.  What will this shift do the existing role of IoT in businesses?  What are the benefits and dangers to those using IoT devices? Let’s explore real life examples from across the industrial IoT.

Mark Castleman, Mistletoe; Dr. Jeong Kim, Roborus; Ramya Ravichandar, FogHorn Systems; Jim Williamson, Capstone Metering

4:45-5:15: Which G is the Right G or Do You Need All the G's - Avoiding the Dilema of Sunsetting Networks

Kenneth Lowe, Eseye; Shelby Noakes, T-Mobile; Scott Schueber, US Cellular; Graham Trickey, GSMA

5:15-5:45: Money Matters - It's about Bits, Billions and Cents

Allen Proithis, Capstone Partners; James Brehm, James Brehm & Associates; Fred Theil, Mike Walkley, Mark Castleman, Mistletoe; James Turino, Drake Star Partners

5:45-7:30: Cocktail Reception