2017 First Confirmed Sessions & Speakers

Connected Transport

 

IoT for Baggage – an Airline Perspective

Date and time to be confirmed

Baggage is a hot topic. The introduction of IATA resolution 753 obliges baggage tracking at key locations, but how can the industry easily and effectively collect tracking information on the bags. This session will present an industry view of the need for baggage tracking information and the unique challenges that the aviation environment imposes.  Panel will include American, Alaska, and Iberian Airlines.

Topic: Improved Efficiencies-Airline Baggage

Format: Panel

Moderator:

 Andrew Price, Head, Global Baggage Operations

Speaker:

Mark Matthews, Director of customer planning operations


Umbrella Coach&Buses: Passenger’s Infotainment with Wi-Fi & Internet access in cross-border buses

Date and time to be confirmed

Umbrella Coach & Bus’ challenge was to increase passenger satisfaction by offering Wi-Fi on their buses. Hear how they worked with Passengera to deliver a new communication/business platform that delivers seamless connectivity across multiple countries while giving them the opportunity to learn more about their passengers in order to provide them with new and relevant services.

Topic: Public Service/Transportation

Format: Co-Presentation

Speakers:

 Jan Kolar, CEO

Tomas Jelinek, Managing Director


NASA’s Human Spaceflight Exploration Plans and IOT

Date and time to be confirmed

NASA has the goal of conducting crewed missions to Mars by the 2030s and are currently developing a powerful new rocket, the Space Launch System (SLS), a new spacecraft, Orion, which will ferry astronauts to cis-lunar space -and beyond- and return them safely to Earth. Witness an overview and status of NASA’s current systems and explore the connection with IOT, as new technologies are required to accomplish the exploration goals.

Topic: Space Transport

Format: Individual Speaker

Speaker:

Carlos García-Galan, MPCV Mission & Systems integration lead


Dynamic Changes & The Future Impact of IoT

Date: October 3rd

Time to be confirmed

Not only is the pace of digital change speeding up, it is also increasing in its ability to change the dynamics in industries overnight. Examples like self driving cars and the impact they will have on multiple industries highlight the need to have our “high beams” on so we can understand the future impacts of technologies that are already here today. In this presentation John customizes the technology innovations he discusses to the audience so they can gain a clearer picture as to the future impacts of new digital tools. This talk is never the same from event to event because John will weave in the latest inventions and concepts when painting the picture as to how each may impact the industry of the event. The content can be thought leading, informative, practical and inspiring depending on what tone is needed for the event. It is also possible to stay with technology impacts over the next few years or to go more futuristic and move to a time horizon of ten to fifteen years out.

Topic:  Innovative technology

Format: Keynote

Speaker:

John Ellis, Founder & Managing Director,
Former Head of Ford Developer Program

Buildings & Infrastructure

MOVEUS Project: ICT Cloud-Based Platform and Mobility Services

Date and time to be confirmed

The main goal of the MoveUs Project was to design, implement, pilot, evaluate, disseminate and exploit a number of ICT tools for smart mobility in smart cities. For the city of Madrid this translated to: A smart crossing service, a bus priority service, and a trip planning and infomobility service. MoveUs project experience in Madrid received the “Thinking Cities Award” on 1 December at the 2016 Polis Network Conference in Rotterdam.

Topic: Public Service

Format: Individual Speaker

Speaker:

Mr. Sergio Fernández Balaguer, Communication and Consultancy Directorate


A panel discussion: What’s Next for the World’s Most Sustainable Buildings? The Edge: from v1.0 to v3.0

Date and time to be confirmed

The Edge in the Netherlands continues to fascinate the world as “the most sustainable office building”. Hear insights from the key driving forces within the ‘ecosystem of partners’ responsible for the development of The Edge and what’s next for the future of smart buildings. This expert panel will discuss how IT/OT building technology will further evolve technological innovation, information technology and data analytics for smarter buildings.

Topic: Smart Buildings

Format: Panel

Moderator: 

 TBD

Schneider Electric

Speakers:

Erik Ubels, CTO

Joann Michalik, Managing Director

Sander Schutte, CEO

 

Manufacturing

 

Smart Elevators and Connected Field Service

Date and time to be confirmed

Learn how OTIS created a common connectivity platform that is cloud based and cost effective to deploy while keeping in mind the different segmentation needs across a global marketplace and cyber-security and consolidating a large portfolio of backend systems supporting operations, finance, sales and service users to create a seamless set of user experiences for the sales team, product teams, field workforce, customers, and the riding public.

Topic: Improved Efficiency & Customer Experience

Format: Individual Speaker

Speaker:

Chris Smith, VP Service Innovation


Learnings and Experiences from a Co-Innovation Research Project

Date and time to be confirmed

ABB and BASF will focus exclusively on the learnings and experiences from a co-innovation project to uncover the value of an end-to-end solution i.e. to provide predictive maintenance using digital technologies starting with low-cost sensors, through wireless communication of data, data quality evaluation, data cleansing and preparation, algorithm development to finally delivering the value.

Topic: Predictive Maintainance

Format: Co-Presentation

Speaker:

Colin Ward, Head of Chemicals Global Product Group, Business Unit Oil, Gas & Chemicals


Monetizing the Industrie 4.0 with a License-Based Economy

Date and time to be confirmed

The goal of IUNO, the German National Reference Project for IT Security in Industrie 4.0, is to enable manufacturers to embrace Industrie 4.0 by implementing a technology-driven and marketplace-centered blueprint. The intelligent sensors Balluff is developing for the world of automation will level up the traditional RFID readers, introduce know-how protections, and generate greater revenue via license lifecycle and entitlement management.

Topic: New Revenue Models

Format: Co-Presentation

Speakers:

Oliver Puetz-Gerbig, Senior Product Manager, Business Unit Identification

Oliver Winzenried, CEO

Healthcare

Creating a Continuum of Care: e-Health as an Enabler

Date and time to be confirmed

How can the use of mobile and wearable technologies contribute to better healthcare? What will change in the daily life of a patient? What is the impact on the work of the doctor and nurses? On line connectivity, self management and just-in-time healthcare services are new opportunities to renew healthcare delivery and to create a Continuum of Care. The first pilot results are promising, as will be discussed in an interview with a patient.

Topic: Patient Wearables

Format: Fireside Chat / Interview

Moderator: 

 Hyleco Nauta, Director E-Health Innovation

Speaker:

Mr. Grignon Marell

Patient


Price-Responsive Business Models for the Healthcare Industry

Date and time to be confirmed

Integrating CodeMeter in Fritz Stephan’s emergency ventilator units EVE has facilitated the company’s expansion into new global markets. A scalable licensing model that enables the remote activation of features on-demand lowers upfront investments for customers and enables modular pricing. IP protection, the privacy and integrity of patient data, and secure and regular online updates of the device software safeguard the invested know-how.

Topic: New Business Models

Format: Single Presenter

Speaker:

Oliver Winzenried, CEO


Three IoT-Specific Business Models that Work in Healthcare.

Date and time to be confirmed

Like most new tech trends there has been both hype and missed expectations for IoT investments. This presentation includes an overview of 3 business models and business cases for successfully leveraging IoT in healthcare. These include globalizing delivery of healthcare services, improving performance of large provider organizations, and implementing real-time interventions across the continuum of care.

Topic: Business Transformation

Moderator: 

 John Denning, CTO

Speakers:

Panelists TBD


Life After the App – How Humans Will Connect With The Internet of Things 

Date: October 3rd

Time to be confirmed

We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term ‘sensory prosthetics’ that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly between your brain and the cloud? Accordingly, this talk will overview the broad theme of interfacing humans to the ubiquitous electronic “nervous system” that sensor networks will soon extend across things, places, and people, going well beyond the ‘Internet of Things,’ challenging the notion of physical presence.  I’ll illustrate this through two avenues of research – one looking at a new kind of digital “omniscience” (e.g., different kinds of browsers for sensor network data & agile frameworks for sensor representation) and the other looking at buildings & tools as “prosthetic” extensions of humans (e.g., making HVAC and lighting systems an extension of your natural activity and sense of comfort, or smart tools as human-robot cooperation in the hand), drawing from many projects that are running in my group at the MIT Media Lab and touching on technical areas ranging from wearable sensing/computing to spatialize audio and distributed sensor networks.

Topic: Wearable mHealth devices

Format: Keynote

Speaker:

 

Joe Paradiso, Professor in Media Arts and Sciences

Energy & Utilities

 

Major Utilities Deliver Operational Benefits and Business Results with IOT Enabled Solutions

Date and time to be confirmed

Utilities share themes, lessons learned and realized benefits from IOT enabled solutions. Understand how customers capture data and gain insights in a utility network to improve performance, customer service and enable future innovation. Understand benefits of two-way communications, analytics, smart devices and cloud. Learn about digital operating centers and applications such as demand response, predictive maintenance and outage management.

Topic: Data Analytics & Innovative Technologies

Format: Panel

Moderator: Jesse De Mesa, Principal Partner, Momenta Partners

Speakers:

 Jesse de Mesa, Principal Partner

Momenta Partners

Speakers:

Ms. Jay Iyengar, Senior Vice President Chief Innovation & Technology Officer

Additional panelists TBD


Growth Strategy for Energy Generation Plants supported by IIoT technologies

Date and time to be confirmed

Edeltech Energy uses digitalization to support major strategic decisions such as developing new facilities and offering new customer services. It uses various technologies that gather data via remote sensors and analyze information. However, with the increased connectivity, Edeltech realized its cyber vulnerabilities. To eliminate the risk of remote cyber attacks, Edeltech has deployed Waterfall’s unidirectional gateway technology at every site.

Topic: Improved Efficiencies & Cyber Security

Format: Co-Presentation

Speakers:

Mr. Yotam Levin, Project Development and Analysis Department

Mr. Andrew Ginter, VP of Industrial Security


IoT Powered Real-time Analytics and Decision Support System for a Solar Plant

Date and time to be confirmed

Solar utilities face huge challenges because of inaccurate forecast of energy leading to penalties, non-compliances, revenue loss and losing investor’s confidence. This solution improves their ability to reliably supply energy to main power grids by accurately forecasting energy generated through solar irradiation, to provide insights to optimize plant capacity utilization factor and to reduce maintenance cost by performing predictive maintenance.

Topic: Plant Optimization

Format: Panel

Moderator: 

 Sameer Joshi, Director IoT

Speakers:

Mr. Rohit Kedia, Chief Business Officer

Mr. Milan Kumar, Head-Engineering & Services

Ms. Deborah Sherry, GM and Chief Commercial Officer

Open Industry

Achieving seamless, bidirectional, real-time customer interactions in physical retail stores through IoT

Date and time to be confirmed

The roles of physical retail stores are quickly changing. Today, stores provide opportunities to interact, influence and engage with customers. The Internet of Things plays a big role for retailers to develop a vastly improved ecosystem that creates new physical spaces, connects physical and digital worlds, enabling bidirectional, real-time interaction with consumers both inside and outside the store seamlessly.

Topic: Customer Service

Format: Panel

Moderator:

 David Nguyen, Principal, Digital Experience

Speaker:

Nadim Tawileh, Product Manager, Connected Retail


Reliability Saves it All: How Cintas Has Used the IoT to Scale Their Reliability Program in 165 Facilities across the US

Date and time to be confirmed

Before the recession of 2007-2009, Cintas had 38 consecutive years of revenue and profit growth. When the recession hit, Cintas had to shift focus from growing and building plants to maintaining and extending the life of current facilities. Now, Cintas has realized the benefits of reliability and their return on net assets (RONA) leads the industry. Also discussed: Long range objectives, culture, methodologies and integrating technology.

Topic: Reliability

Format: Individual Speaker

Speakers:

Regional Project Manager and Facility Management Engineer

 


Intelligent Labels in the Apparel Industry

Date and time to be confirmed

Many verticals are expected to grow 60%+ annually with new use cases being implemented to drive inventory visibility, supply chain efficiencies, and in some instances advanced analytics or new consumer experiences. This presentation will discuss the spectacular adoption in the apparel industry, the impact, and what they expect the world of intelligent labels to look like in 10-15 years.

Topic: Advance Analytics

Format: Co-Presentation

Speakers:

Francisco Melo, Vice President and General Manager, Global RFID

Jody Foldesy, Partner & Managing Director


Breaking Through Change Paralysis

Date: October 4th

Time to be confirmed

Introducing new technology is disruptive and feels like a moving target because Business and Technology don’t always speak the same language. This creates tension that often paralyzes organizations. Using a design thinking lens, we can shift the focus from activities to shared outcomes, breaking through organizational paralysis, improving teamwork and measurable results.

Topic: Business transformation

Format: Keynote

Speaker:

Joe Spagnoletti, President


The Internet of Vulnerable Things

Date: October 5th

Time to be confirmed

Technology around us is changing faster than ever. As connected devices open new opportunities for imagination, they also open up new opportunities for online criminals. Where are we today? Where are we going? And how are we ever going to secure a billion new devices that will be going online over the next decade?

Topic: IoT security

Format: Keynote

Speaker:

Mikko Hyppönen, Chief Research Officer

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