We're excited to announce the keynote speaker line-up for Sensors Expo & Conference 2018! Keynote sessions are included in all registration passes.

Sensor-Driven 3D Computer Vision and the Future of Human-Machine Interactions

Wednesday, June 27 | 9:00AM
Marc Pollefeys // Director of Science // Microsoft

Computer vision is enabling many of the world’s most exciting new technologies, such as autonomous vehicles and robots, AI, and a wide range of IoT-centric applications. And advanced sensing capabilities are key to the continued development of these vision-enabled systems. This keynote will examine how sensors are being exploited in mixed and augmented reality applications, including 3D modeling, image and video analysis, gesture recognition, scene understanding, and power-efficient embedded computing. Join us as Marc discusses the use of these technologies in the development of Microsoft’s groundbreaking HoloLens and shares his vision on the future of information access and machine-enabled human interaction.

Extending Cloud-Native Principles to the Edge to Enable Scalable IoT Solutions

Thursday, June 28 | 8:30AM
Jason Shepherd // IoT CTO // Dell Technologies

New architectural approaches must be adopted to accommodate the sheer volume of data generated by billions of networked sensors in addition to providing flexibility in how collected data is integrated, analyzed and monetized as part of the broader IoT ecosystem. This session explores the concept of extending cloud-native principles to the network edge to address these needs as well as outline how the open source EdgeX Foundry project is aligned to this paradigm with the goal of simplifying how sensors connect to an interoperable ecosystem of distributed computing applications.

The Search for Life in Our Solar System: Opportunities for Sensor Development

Thursday, June 28 | 9:15AM
Dr. Carol Stoker // Astrobiologist // NASA Ames Research Center

This keynote examines innovative concepts and technologies aimed at the search for life in our solar system. Repeated cycles of freezing and melting water have occurred throughout Mars’ history and represent a potentially habitable environment to search for modern life. This keynote also examines other potentially habitable environments in our solar system - the icy satellites of Jupiter and Saturn. Recent missions have provided strong evidence of liquid water interiors on Jupiter’s moon Europa and Saturn’s moon Enceladus. The ice-covered ocean environments have all the requirements needed to support modern life, although it is not known whether life can originate in such environments. The only mission to ever search for modern life on another planet was the two Viking missions that landed on Mars in 1976 and since that time, progress on developing sensor technology and mission strategy to search for modern life has been limited. Join us as Carol examines the recent surge of interest in detecting life in our solar system and the new sensor systems and approaches needed to move the research forward.

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