The 2020 keynote speakers will bring innovation and thought-provoking content to all attendees across Sensors, IoT, and Embedded Week! Keynotes are included in all passes.

The Boeing 737 MAX: Lessons Learned for Software Development

Tuesday, November 17 | 9:00AM

Gregory Travis, Managing Director, SUPPORWELL LLC

From airplanes and automobiles to the latest electronic devices and wearable technology, software is an increasingly important part of most products today, delivering gains in flexibility, speed-to-market, cost advantages, and features that would not be achievable in hardware alone. In fact, at the core of it many modern systems are really just networks of computers and software. But along with the exponential growth in software code has come added complexity and risk that can be difficult to manage in even some of the seemingly simplest of systems. Using the example of what went wrong with the Boeing 737 MAX, this keynote examines the engineering, cultural, and systems design/software development approaches that can lead to negative outcomes and what today’s organizations can do to build safer systems.

From Low Earth Orbit to the Moon, Mars, and Beyond: Capabilities Needed for NASA's Human Exploration Campaign

Wednesday, November 18 | 9:00AM

Dr. Kathleen Gallagher Boggs, Exploration Capabilities Development Team Lead, NASA

This keynote presentation discusses NASA’s current exploration plans and the challenges associated with human voyages to the Moon and Mars. It describes key human spaceflight capabilities that must be advanced to enable NASA’s exploration goals, including sensors and avionics that can survive extreme environments, systems that enable crew and vehicle autonomy, and highly reliable environmental monitoring systems that require minimal maintenance. The presentation addresses the importance and application of these capabilities to deep space human spaceflight. It discusses the activities required to advance critical exploration capabilities, the means of demonstrating system performance, and implementation planning, including selection of flight test location based upon the unique environments and characteristics of the International Space Station, exploration-class vehicles, and lunar surface habitats.