IoT Connectivity Ecosystem

In partnership with James Brehm & Associates, Sensors Expo is bringing back the IoT Connectivity Ecosystem on the Expo Floor for the second straight year. This dedicated area will feature free demos and sessions on leading companies that have integrated sensors and connectivity into IoT solutions that are impacting and expanding markets today. 


Wednesday, June 26

10:15am Welcome & Introduction
Carl Ford | Community Developer & Grand Poobah | James Brehm & Associates
With terms like Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Cars being in the news the fact that IoT is required gets obscured. Joining sensors with connectivity requires more than hardware it requires an ecosystem of partners, developers and integrators. The IoT Connectivity Ecosystem sessions look at how to build your strategy, your services and your support.

10:30am The Seven Obstacles to Successful Deployments 
James Brehm | Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist | James Brehm & Associates
Even when the plan is in place over half of IoT projects find themselves delayed or dismissed. What are the common causes? This session looks at how stake holders need to be engaged and what other common problems can thwart success. 
11:15am Getting your Project off the Napkin and out in the Field
Jon Hallsten | CEO & Founder | Hallsten Innovations Ltd.
We heard from the suppliers about how they make IoT work for their customers, but how do you get your idea off the drawing board and sourced properly. Few people start off no what they want to use, they know what they want to happen. This session is how an idea becomes a plan.  

11:45am Hello I Would Like to Buy Some IoT 
No one starts off saying I want to a pound of IoT please. They look at their goal of making money, saving money or complying with requirements and find that IoT provides the solutions. We start by speaking to the companies that are the first stop for sourcing IoT. What are the questions that you should ask when you design your IoT solution.

12:30pm Functional Decomposition from the Enterprise to the Edge
Carl Ford | Community Developer & Grand Poobah | James Brehm & Associates
It’s time to get technical. The IoT ecosystem is “a complex network or interconnected system,” and that is exactly what the IoT is. This presentation deconstructs a complex IoT ecosystem to help participants understand how such a system operates from the most remote sensor to network center.

1:00pm Platforms that Enable IoT Solutions
Sam Nagar | CEO & Founder | Pixeom
Robert Lutz | VP Business Development | Systech Corporation

After making the physical connection the next step is use software to develop a digital twin. This software development is built with custom code that proves costly to manage in the long run. Many times, the custom code is developed to a specific interface from the sensor to the backend system restricting the accessibility to the data. To solve this problem many companies have created platforms that mask the complexity and reduce the time to development. The platforms also make for better management of multiple solutions within an Enterprise. This panel discusses the customization and features involved.

2:00pm Tracking, Tracing & Monitoring
When it comes monitoring assets, the old adage “never assume malice when incompetence is an equal answer”, IoT can help discern the truth. Every year billions in assets are lost, misplaced or stolen.  Being able to track and trace tells you where things are, while monitoring includes everything from climate, location and security. 

3:00pm What Happens when Sensors and IoT Meet?
When you add connectivity to a sensor deployment how does that change the parameters.  Does connectivity increase the need for more information, more sensors? What are the most often used sensors for common IoT applications?

4:00pm Session Wrap Up


Thursday, June 27

10:15am Yesterday’s Highlights & Today's Agenda

10:30am Understanding LPWAN Strat
Connectivity with IoT can mean many strategies, but ultimately if it connects to the Internet it needs a service. Cellular connectivity is reliable, simple, and available virtually everywhere. Even for sensors transmitting small amounts of data LTE CAT M1 and NB IoT can fulfill the requirements. These LPWAN solutions are being complemented by other solutions like LoRa. This session explores the criteria for determining whether cellular is your best choice, or you should seek alternative services

11:15am Edge based Condition Monitoring Applications Using Sensors
Sahil Choudhury | Technical Marketing and Enablement Manager for IoT Sensors | NXP
Asset Tracking, Low Power Condition Monitoring, High Date Rate FFT based, NTAG based Monitoring, Sigfox. This session will cover NXP's Anomaly detection toolbox that is used to detect anomalies in motors using sensors. The session will cover a few basic concepts on Machine Learning, SVM models and vibration analysis using accelerometers for motor condition monitoring. This will also cover edge computing on the FRDM-K66F boards for this application.

12:15pm Growing Role of Sensors in Tele-Health Applications
Sahil Choudhury | Technical Marketing and Enablement Manager for IoT Sensors | NXP
This session will cover the growing role of Motion and Pressure Sensors in Telehealth Applications. It will be an application focused session with Some key use-cases such as Emergency alerts, patience adherence, patience compliance based on various Sensor event alerts. This session will also highlight Edge Computing and how Sensors can play a role in the Telehealth world. Leverage Asset Tracking for Medical goods.

1:15pm IoT Power Management Strategies
Charles Yeomans | CEO | AtomBeam Technologies Inc.
IoT traffic is exploding and represents a need for real time speed and throughput. Many of the things on the Internet are remove and have critical issues with power consumption. This session looks at a variety of strategies to minimize the power consumption of IoT modules while enabling better throughput. This session addresses power management strategies. 

2:00pm 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.

2:45pm The Multi-Access Computing Edge
Edge Computing is taking advantage of the software framework associated with the cloud to enable faster processes and interoperable interfaces. How is the edge defined? How does this impact the sensors and modules at the edge?  

3:30pm What's Next for Sensors and IoT – Bluetooth
Ellisys. Speaker coming soon!
Jim Katsandres | Developer Relations | Bluetooth SIG

For IoT developers, it is well known that there is no one size fits all solution for connectivity needs in the IoT. In this session, the Bluetooth Special Interest Group will give developers an in-depth look at the three major Bluetooth connectivity models that are driving the majority of the IoT, including low energy and continuous point-to-point connections, broadcast, and mesh networking. These Bluetooth connectivity models are being used in smart buildings, industries, cities, and numerous other IoT use cases. The newest connectivity model, Bluetooth mesh, allows for wireless sensor networks of tens, hundreds or thousands of devices to reliably and securely communicate. What’s more, device communication can now extend far beyond the direct radio range of a device and cover entire office blocks, airports, hospitals, or factory floors. So: What’s the right connectivity model for your IoT solution? Geared towards engineers and developers, attendees of this session will get a look “under the hood” at available Bluetooth connectivity models. They will also learn more about how they can use Bluetooth technology to generate new product offerings and revenue streams for their organizations.

4:00pm End of Day Wrap Up    


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James Brehm