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The first speakers & sessions of the #IOTSWC19 as of April 10, 2019 are waiting for you down below!
Get a scoop of what you can learn at the 5th edition of the biggest event that helps in the digitalization of industries.

The full program is currently in design process by the Program Committee.
More sessions will be added regularly.


connected transport

France’s public rail company, the Société Nationale des Chemins de fer Français (SNCF) has a keen focus on innovation. The company manages the scheduling, operations and maintenance of a network covering 30,000 km of track, 15,000 trains and 3,000 stations in France. This session highlights the journey of migrating from preventive maintenance to current IoT predictive maintenance using non-intrusive mobile sensors and deep-learning algorithms to detect alerts and predict diagnosis and consequences. SNCF has set up a Digital Open Lab (DOL) to foster open innovation and develop interest from the Industry. After one year of the DOL, results are encouraging. Meanwhile, the maturity of the IoT technology and the ROI of the use case will be presented. Discover how, by life observation and predicting maintenance requirements, SNCF can have a more efficient supervision, and prevent outage on the network.   

Martine Lapierre, Chief Technical Officer, Land and Joint Systems Division, Thales Group
Emmanuel CoxDigital Transformation OfficerSNCF Réseau

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With the explosion of IoT and connected devices, real-time location intelligence is critical for unlocking deeper actionable insights. Learn how companies are partnering to create mobility ecosystems that deliver the next generation of mobility solutions and location intelligence. Attend this session to hear all of the latest information on connected vehicle platform and maps capabilities, partner use cases of traffic analysis, fleet management, private and indoor mapping, electric vehicle charging, public transit services & smart city management.

Chris Pendleton, Head of Azure Maps, Microsoft


Buildings come in all shapes and sizes, but historic, noteworthy, and iconic buildings and infrastructure are something to treasure. Dated buildings and infrastructure can be seen in almost every major city across the US and Europe. Inefficiencies are becoming problematic in lighting, water usage, heating, cooling, airflow, plumbing and more. In this session we will hear from key building and infrastructure stakeholders on best practices for upgrading dated infrastructure with smart, connected solutions. Who are the key stakeholders, where do you start, and what is a viable roadmap for engaging in such transformative projects with so much at stake?  We will learn about key efficiency gains, performance contracts, and budget-friendly long-term financial savings that enable these projects to deliver meaningful results. 

Brad Klenz, Principal Analytics Architect, IOT R&D

Nicole Bulgarino, Executive Vice President, Ameresco Federal
Garrett Miller, Chief Digital Officer, GE Current

There are several networking wireless technologies that drive and connect smart infrastructure and cities, from transport systems, smart buildings and spaces, energy and security. IoT, including telemetry and control data, adds requirements to existing technologies that were not built with IoT in mind. How will the technologies of the future meet this need? In this session we explore several such networking technologies and explore their applicability to various use cases. Panelists will cover technologies such as LoRaWAN, 5G, and ZigBee. 

Garrett Miller, Chief Digital Officer, GE Current

Shannon Lucas, Head of Emerging Business, Ericsson
Tobin Richardson, President, Zigbee Alliance
Charles Paumelle, Co-Founder, Microshare and Co-Chair Marketing, LoRa Alliance

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AI is powering the breakneck transition from the Information Age to the Age of Intelligent Machines and creating profound changes in business and society. Autonomous cars, personalized medicine, chatbots and co-bots, and other types of intelligent machines promise to automate processes, boost efficiencies, and create new disruptive products and services. But these intelligent machines will also track our every move, create and expose societal biases, eliminate jobs, and, some fear, will one day develop a will of their own and go rogue. In his talk, Joe will offer a perspective on the future of AI and machine-learning technologies. He will explain the principles of AI and machine learning technologies, what they can and cannot do (at least not in the foreseeable future), and discuss the opportunities and threats posed by autonomous machines in a future dominated by AI.

Joe Barkai, Strategist, Keynote Speaker and Author: The Outcome Economy and the Internet of Things

AI is enabling the digital transformation reach its anticipated potential. This transformative field has impact on areas that range from technology to trustworthiness to Ethics to societal concerns to governance to verticals. Similarly, the stakeholders are numerous and diverse ranging from technologists to practitioners to social scientist and regulators. In reaction to this revolution, the industry and standardization ecosystem have mobilized to the variety of concerns. This session will look at the activities and landscape from an industry and standardization perspective. It will also provide an overview of the latest activities in ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42. SC 42 (Artificial Intelligence) is the international standards committee that carries out standardization activities for artificial intelligence. It is set up as a joint committee.

Wael William Diab, Chair, ISO/IEC JTC 1/SC 42 Artificial Intelligence

The rise of intelligence machines and automation driven by AI has driven a significant interest on ethical issues – from securing AI from adversaries, to distributing wealth created by machines. Addressing many of these challenges require a strong collaboration between industry, business, academia and government. Come and join us in this multi-stakeholder panel where we will be discussing this new frontier for ethics and the outlook for the next ten years. 

Jennifer Bennett, Technical Director, Office of the CTO, Google Cloud

The application of the AI in the Industrial IoT field is at the center of the next wave of digitalization. The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) is uniquely positioned to lead in this emerging area through its diverse stakeholders that include world leading IT and OT organizations, extensive IIoT ecosystem that it has built through its liaison program and its domain expertise in Industrial AI. This panel will look at the intersection of Industrial IoT and AI, specifically emphasizing the emerging work coming out of the IIC that includes technology deliverables driven by the Industrial AI Task Group, an overview of testbeds looking at Industrial AI applications, domain requirements and end-user interest in Industrial AI.  

Wael William Diab, Vice President, AI, IoT Standardization and Strategy, Huawei Technologies

Tabet, Senior Technology Strategist, Corporate CTO Office, Dell Technologies
Liongosari, Chief Research Scientist, Accenture
K. Eric Harper, Senior Principal Scientist, ABB
Dr. Richard 
Soley, Chairman & CEO, OMG Inc., 
Slama, Chief Alliance Officer, Bosch Software Innovations

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The role of human expertise is critical in fulfilling the promise of the Digital Twin.  Today human expertise and reasoning logic still performs the heavy lifting for problems like creating a new design, identifying a root cause, and redesigning a process.  A critical phase in digital twin maturity lies in capturing and applying this human knowledge to complement AI and automation technologies. This presentation explains how we are using domain knowledge graphs—the same technology behind today’s Internet search—to capture the human expertise for powering digital twin applications to create intelligent systems. Examples from various verticals, including Oil and Gas, will be presented. 

Teresa Tung, Managing Director, Accenture Labs 


AI and Blockchain are having a profound impact on how organizations recalibrate their IT strategies in order to increase their product strategy and innovative edge, and Legal Aid Ontario has been at the forefront of this movement. In this session, Karl Martineau, the organization’s entrepreneurial CIO, will share the strategic digital transformation that he has led across the organization, detailing how skills and culture development have a profound impact on how organizations can accelerate their strategies for enhancing the customer experience, and developing industry partnerships. Discover how AI and blockchain have been strategic accelerators at Legal Aid Ontario, and how through research and development they have integrated institutional expertise, academia and private sector partnerships to accelerate their AI and blockchain adoption and modernize their IT Strategies.  

Karl Martineau, CIO, Legal Aid Ontario 

The attributes of blockchain technology are ideally suited to large networks of disparate partners. A distributed ledger technology, blockchain establishes a shared, immutable record of all the transactions that take place within a network and then enables permissioned parties’ access to trusted data in real time. By applying the technology to digitize global trade processes, a new form of command and consent can be introduced into the flow of information, empowering multiple trading partners to collaborate and establishing a single shared view of a transaction without compromising details, privacy or confidentiality. This session explores TradeLens, an open global trade platform using blockchain technology aimed at improving the cost of transportation, lack of visibility and inefficiencies with paper-based processes.

Juan-Jose Ruiz, Head of Strategy and Business Development, TradeLens, IBM
Daniel Wilson, Director
TradeLens, Maersk GTD

The EU’s GDPR puts the spotlight on the topic of personal data, and individuals are concerned about big tech companies monetizing their data and privacy. Businesses struggle with regulations like Know-Your-Customer requiring them to collect and verify tremendous amounts of personal user data while also trying to comply with GDPR’s requirementsThis panel explores how enterprises are trying to marry conflicting goals regarding data collection with individual desire for privacy and control. Panelists will discuss how blockchain helps businesses authenticate and verify individuals’ identities in ways that traditional systems can’t do. Explore how enterprises can benefit from privacy-enhanced identity data methods to improve business and also improve security efforts. See examples of how blockchain-based identity is used in financial services, supply chain/logistics, and IoT environments.

Christine Ferrusi Ross, Founder, Decision Changers 

Jake Gostylo, Director & Senior Consultant, Data Innovation, Dun & Bradstreet

Blockchain technology can, and is, being used by local government to make some of their services more efficient and effective for serving citizens. This can include services like recording data in public records like births, house deeds, and potentially even voting. The panelists in this session will discuss their cities’ proof-of-concept projects and how they decided where to move forward with blockchain, the services that benefit the most from blockchain and how citizens interact with new systems.

Chris Jones, CMO, 
DragonChain & President, Dragonscale

To be announced


Artificial intelligence and machine learning have the potential to completely revolutionize manufacturing as we know it today. From operational gains in production efficiencies to unlocking new markets and sales opportunities, AI, when built correctly, has the power to transform how and where we do business. This panel will explore how leading manufacturers are integrating/expanding AI, Machine Learning, and IoT technology into their automation and manufacturing systems. We will discuss return on investments, strategies for integration, technology and manufacturing trends. 

Said Tabet, Senior Technology Strategist, Corporate CTO Office, Dell Technologies
Erkut Ekinci, Head of IT, Hugo Boss

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Large energy consumers, from manufacturers to municipalities, are tasked with meeting aggressive carbon reduction targets but find this challenging with dated energy and facility infrastructure. How are these institutions pairing the use of advanced technologies and high efficiency systems with innovative financing mechanisms to achieve their goals? How did they invest in upgrades when there wasn’t a generous budget line item in place? In this session, hear directly from large energy consumers on how they have implemented energy efficiency programs. What were the critical first steps? How did they get the required executive support? What was the timeline for the projects and how did they secure funding? What were the lessons learned and notable best practices? What were the results of these energy efficiency projects, and how have they impacted their planning for tomorrow?

Leila Dillon, VP Marketing & Communications, Ameresco, Inc. 

Market economics and dynamics in the energy sector are changing rapidly, creating a reason for businesses and municipalities to consider new distributed energy solutions to support their sustainability and carbon reduction objectives. Heightened energy prices and challenges to the larger transmission and distribution grid have made localized distributed energy solutions highly cost competitive. Learn directly from end-customer experiences on how they implemented their renewable energy programs, what technologies are in play, and how they have measured the benefit of such projects. What were the critical first steps to get started?  How did you determine the technologies required?  What were the drivers in pivoting their existing energy consumption and pursuing renewable energy?  What were the results of these projects, and how have they paved the way for a sustainable future? 

Beverly Rider, SVP & Chief Commercial Officer, Hitachi


Robots. AI. Mixed Reality. Autonomous Transportation. Genomics. Blockchain. These exponential technologies offer health care systems of today a path to transform into the systems of the future. A new reality built on the platforms and capabilities of today’s IoT devices and platform. This session will discuss how health care systems are leveraging exponential IoT technologies in today’s setting and their lessons learned. Join Jules Lancee from REshape and Gloria Zaionz from KP / ILN for a talk on the path to tomorrow’s IoT technology. 

Gloria Zaionz, Tech Guru, Innovation Learning Network
Lancee, Biomedical Engineer, Radboudumc

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This session showcases the business case, implementation plan, and technology stack/roadmap being followed to create “smart” exam rooms to be used in behavioral health to help mitigate the shortage of providers that underlies the crisis in meeting the needs of patients. Use of sensors to record interactions, analysis of inputs, and production of meaningful analytics to improve care outcomes will be discussed. 

Michael Godoy, Director of Scalable Therapeutics, UCSF Health


Managing and correctly disposing of or recycling the world’s waste is a problem that has reached critical levels. By utilizing mobile, IoT and predictive analytics, the companies charged with disposing and recycling everyday waste are taking a more pro-active approach to the problem. They are also getting customers more involved in the process and building electronic bridges that connect smart trash receptacles, trucks, and landfills in a conservation network that can eventually lead to a cleaner planet. This presentation will outline the techniques and some of the innovative pilot projects launched by a major U.S. waste management company as it combines emerging technology with sustainability best practices to preserve the world for future generations. 

Douglas Saunders, VP/CIO, Advanced Disposal Services, Inc. 

Pentair is a global leader in providing smart, sustainable water solutions for customers across various market verticals. In this presentation, learn how IoT is transforming Pentair’s solutions in the industrial, commercial and residential markets, by walking through several case studies. Learn best practices for developing partnerships that result in faster deployment of IoT solutions globally. 

Rama Budampati, Senior Director – Smart Products & IoT, Pentair


This panel will showcase how companies, across various industry sectors, are using IoT technologies to enable their digital transformation. Discover how different enabling technologies are being deployed for end-to-end IoT solutions and learn how these companies measure the outcomes from these deployments. 

Shyam Varan Nath, Director, Enterprise Cloud Architect, Oracle Corporation 

Schwenger, VP of DevSecOps & Strategy, Honeywell

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Digital twin has been touted as one of the top strategic trends in Industrial IoT. By having a living virtual model of physical assets, digital twin can be used to predict behaviors of the assets, prescribe actions, and design future versions. To achieve its potential, digital twin needs to incorporate many aspects of the assets: from design, manufacturing, sales, operation, to maintenance. Come and hear our expert panelists discuss how to get started with digital twin, its adoption path with benefits and challenges along the way, and what to expect in the next five years. 

Teresa Tung, Managing Director, Accenture Labs

Eric Harper, Senior Software Architect, ABB
Brad Klenz, Principal IoT Analytics Architect, SAS

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