Resolving the Technical and Business Challenges of Getting Connected to the Internet of Things

Agenda - Presentation Abstracts

May 25th
Registration/badge pick-up: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Conference Sessions: 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibits, Mezzanine area: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Exhibits, Santa Clara Ballroom: 12:15 pm - 6:30 pm
Networking Reception: 5:00pm - 6:30 pm

May 26th
Registration/badge pick-up: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Conference Sessions: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibits, Mezzanine area: 9 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibits, Santa Clara Ballroom: 10:00 am - 2:30 pm


Internet of Keynote Things
Business & Design Implications of the Internet of Things

Concepts and architectures around the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving significant innovations in M2M communication, network connectivity, data analytics, cloud computing, multicore processing, and sensor technologies. This has resulted in a convergence of a new form of intelligence with astonishing new capabilities to optimize the productivity of processes and efficiency of decision making.

With IoT, we have reached an inflection point in the market where we have the opportunity to define new use cases, new technology paradigms/infrastructure, and new drivers for the economy. In addition to outlining the opportunities that come with IoT, this keynote will provide insight into the supply/value chain and the ecosystem, which will be critically important to success in this new IoT world; it will also cover the big data paradigm and the need for a data-centric design and model to make the data relevant, which is becoming a critical differentiator for IoT. The discussion will also highlight industry examples of how IoT approaches are being applied across market segments via the use cases of predictive maintenance and adaptive analytics.

Driving Heterogeneous System Architectures Everywhere

While heterogeneous architectures have been a reality in many mobile, desktop and server chips for years, the ability to dynamically and intelligently allocate tasks and resources among processing resources remains an as-yet unfulfilled ambition. New efforts and standards organizations are focused on creating the needed standard APIs for heterogeneous processing in the high end. But are they considering the area and power constraints of high volume consumer markets such as mobile, tablets and even wearables? What will really drive cross-market adoption of heterogeneous processing and related standards? This presentation will leverage Imagination’s wide experience in the mobile, embedded and networking markets to explore the convergence markets and the sheer breadth of the SoC design envelope, alongside the app portability issues so essential to mass market success. 

Panel: Challenges and Opportunities for the IoT in Key Industry Sectors

The Internet of Things (IoT) has fast become a reality - connecting People and Things to create a fully connected lifestyle. Going way beyond the original focus of Machine-to-Machine, the world is gearing up for the IoT which will use sensor and RFID technologies to connect objects that can sense and communicate to mobile devices and the cloud. These “things” of the real world shall seamlessly integrate into the virtual world, enabling anytime, anywhere connectivity. The IoT will create a huge impact in multiple sectors, such as Home Automation, Wearables, Energy, Healthcare, Transportation, Financial, and Government Sectors. This panel will discuss the potential of innovative applications for these sectors, the prospective challenges, and the unique opportunities.

Panelists Include:
Shay Benchorin: Director, Cloud-Services Platform, Mentor Graphics
Steven Nelson: Director of Marketing, Freescale
Gareth Noyes: Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development, Wind River Systems
Martin Nuss: Vice President, Technology and Strategy and Chief Technology Officer,  Vitesse
Joe Speed, Director IoT, The Linux Foundation

Solving the Networking Puzzle: From IOT to SDN and Everything in Between

Look around and you’ll find a sea of acronyms for the many networking technologies out there today. IOT, CPU, SDN, DSP, NFV, OTT, 5G … the list goes on. It’s easy to look at these as distinct technologies, but understanding the multicore industry’s trajectory requires seeing how they fit together. From fifth-general cellular, where connecting millions of things to the Internet pulls it in one direction, but over-the-top video pulls it in another – to software-defined networking, which is ideal for engineering data center traffic, but also provides mechanisms to manage IoT gateways and offload the core cellular network. Viewing these technologies as a whole, instead of separate puzzle pieces, allows multicore system designers to create solutions that best address the networking market. 


Internet of Strategic Things
Designing Change for the Internet of Things

The foundation for the IoT is being laid through the evolution and increasing intelligence of embedded systems. The rapid development of this ecosystem, associated time-to-market pressures, and exploding software content creation requirements are driving engineering organizations to fundamentally reevaluate their design processes. In this session, we explore how OEMs are adapting, addressing new challenges like security, and in what industries the IoT is evolving fastest.

Developing Internet of Things Applications

Why and how do you build IoT applications? What is the compelling value you will deliver, and what components and best practices should you use? Compared to areas like enterprise applications, web and mobile; IoT is a new field which brings its own challenges. This presentation goes through some of these challenges at a brisk pace and highlights some key areas that you need to consider, provides some examples of use cases Oracle has run into and presents a generic architecture that can be used to solve these. Finally, some very hands-on recommendations on how to get started.

How UPnP Takes Always-on Services to the Cloud

UPnP Forum is a global industry group of 1000 plus companies and organizations working to enable device-to-device interoperability and facilitate easier and better home networking. The Forum's latest development, the UPnP+ initiative, focuses on delivering new technical capabilities to enhance functionality and increase customer satisfaction in today's ever-changing market of always-on connectivity. The Forum is driving progress in Cloud Architecture and Sensor Management which compliment this initiative by eliminating the boundaries in the home, acting as gateways between technologies. The new Cloud extension allows UPnP devices and control points to interact securely, anywhere on the internet. Several proof of concept demonstrations have been realized, including IoT and AV.

Secure Ethernet Everywhere: Future-proofing IoT Networks

While there is significant hype around the consumer and human side of IoT, the Industrial portion of IoT is very real. Factory Automation, Intelligent Transportation, Process Control, Smart Energy, Automotive & Military communication systems are veritable IoT applications and encompass hundreds of millions of devices that are increasingly connected by one and only one technology – Ethernet. To meet IoT network demands, Ethernet technology must acquire new capabilities which its creators never anticipated. While overkill for the LAN applications it was originally created to support, the new services it’s expected to deliver, and the challenging environments it will encounter, require that the next generation of Ethernet technologies provide native support for three critical capabilities:

1) Deterministic service delivery
2) Accurate timing and synchronization, and
3) Secure authentication & network admission of fixed and mobile devices and systems

In this presentation, you’ll learn why these capabilities are essential and how they will help Ethernet meet some of the major challenges facing future IoT networks.

Technologies Needed For the IoT's Always-On Healthcare Revolution

Wearables are leading the IoT market, where the combination of sensors using low-power sensor fusion platforms, and short range wireless connectivity are giving rise to a variety of exciting end markets. From self quantification to a variety of location-based applications, to remote health monitoring, wearables are becoming the harbinger for a whole host of services. With the right set of biometric sensors, combined with local fast data analytics, wearables have the potential to revolutionize the healthcare industry, by providing real time data and contextual information along all points of healthcare continuum, improving quality of care, and lowering the overall cost of care. This talk reviews the underlying technologies needed to make the always-on healthcare revolution happen.


Internet of Practical Things
Application Integration of Constrained M2M Area Networks

In today’s heterogeneous and constrained IoT device environment there is a need to integrate both legacy devices and devices based on emerging Internet of Things (IoT) technologies towards the same cloud services platform in order to simplify application development. Gateways are key to this integration, and will have to provide both interworking between network technologies as well as application layer capabilities and services. Internet technologies for M2M include the well-known 6LoWPAN and RPL protocols, but more importantly the embedded web services paradigm as defined by IETF CoRE, including the RESTFul CoAP protocol. The proposed presentation provides an overview of an M2M/IoT Gateway open source software framework for protocol adaptation and uniform device capability exposure. 

Connectivity Requirements for the Industrial IoT

Within the IoT, the largest segment is comprised of industrial applications such as building and industrial automation, lighting, transportation, and the energy grid. The Industrial IoT (IIoT) exists in harsh, often unforgiving environments - dirty, dusty, humid, loud - that favor more wired connectivity than in the consumer IoT, as well as no-compromise control, stringent security and reliability, and more flexible wiring configurations. The existence of almost 1 billion devices already connected in industrial settings means that IIoT connectivity must co-exist and evolve with legacy protocols, legacy connectivity (both wired and wireless), and legacy wiring. This discussion explores the advantage for IIoT integration of extending IP all the way to end devices.

From Device Data to Decision-Making: Building a Scalable Backend for Sensors

Join TempoDB CEO & Co-Founder Andrew Cronk as he outlines the unique challenges of building a sensor backend at Internet of Things scale. Topics covered include the unique properties of sensor data, challenges in scaling data collection and storage, patterns in sensor data reads and writes, and considerations in realtime monitoring and streaming analytics.

How to Design Chips to Meet the Demands of Low-Power IoT Applications

With the recent explosion in IoT popularity, 'IoT capable' devices are popping up everywhere. But what does it really mean to be 'IoT capable'? How does someone go about designing an SoC that handles the required processing and security functions for IoT, as well as the very stringent energy consumption requirements - especially critical for applications that must deliver months or years of battery life. This presentation will begin with an explanation of the general characteristics of IoT devices in the distributed network of sensors and monitors, describing the various hardware and software issues, and using a case study to demonstrate how to build an IoT capable SoC.

Key Requirements for Interoperable IoT Systems

One of the obstacles in the growth of IoT market is the interoperability between devices and services . Currently most of the solutions developed solve specific vertical applications requirements in isolation from all others. Overcoming this challenge requires adoption of standards for data communication, security and device management. It is important to have a platform that can be used for multiple applications. In this talk I will cover some of the key features like Resource Registration & Discovery, Caching Proxy, Eventing, Efficient M2M Protocol Technology, Grouping, Security and Web Resource Model for creating efficient, secure, and open standards based IoT systems that can be re-used for multiple applications.

Overcoming the Internet of Things Connectivity Challenge

Many are calling 2014 the year of the Internet of Things. While the IoT is indeed gaining a great deal of momentum, the reality of integrating Internet connectivity into products is more difficult than most companies realize. There are a myriad of challenges that are often overlooked in the early stages of connected product design, including multiple wireless standards, selecting the proper protocols, security, ongoing code management, and building a scalable platform for thousands to millions of connections. Mayumi Matsuno will examine these issues, and offer insight into how they can be addressed and easily overcome.

Powering the IoT – How MCU Power Modes can Increase Battery Life

The Internet of Things (IoT) represents an exciting new opportunity. It offers the promise of automating so much of the information that keeps our lives running efficiently. To fulfill this vision, intelligence and communications will likely be deployed via RF chips and the microcontroller. But will these applications be line powered? It’s not likely! Therefore, low-power microcontrollers and batteries will have to shoulder much of the burden of powering the IoT. This presentation will introduce the low-power microcontroller, its methods for saving battery power and how software, such as RF stacks, affects the lifetime of the connected “Thing.”

Realizing IoT/M2M for Battery Operated Devices

Of the 50 billion of predicted nodes to be connected to the internet by 2020 less than 10% are predicted to be GSM. A long range, high capacity system is needed by the telecommunications companies to consolidate the fragmented battery operated wireless market for sensor networks, smart cities, smart metering, security systems, smart home, and industrial control. A widely available network for battery operated devices is the only way to scale the volume to achieve the predicted volumes for internet of things (IoT). A solution will be presented to meet these needs with detailed analysis on business model, cost, and ROI.

The IoT Standard Wars: What wireless standards exist today and who will win?

With many new companies coming into the Internet of Things (IoT) business and no defined standards there have been a number of wireless technologies used up until this point for IoT. Zigbee, Z-Wave, Bluetooth and WiFi are the primary standards found in the market today. Without a clearly defined standard, can the industry see mass adoption? Can different manufacturers and wireless technologies live in harmony within the confines of the smart home? We will take a look at each standard, its strengths and weaknesses and look at what the future holds for interoperability between standards and platforms.

Understanding the Internet of Things Protocols

There are 4 main IoT protocols, each with at least 10 implementations: MQTT, XMPP, DDS, and AMQP. These technologies and their target applications differ drastically. The protocols map to the key uses of device data: collection, transport to people, real-time device connection, and business intelligence. We offer a simple taxonomy for this M2M technology jumble and examine real use cases in military, medical, aviation and air traffic control, automotive test and safety, and energy.


Internet of Clouds, Data, and Security Things
Advanced Cyber Security & Privacy for Enterprise Class M2M and IoT Platforms

This technical presentation compares and contrasts the experiences and challenges inherent in delivering Cyber Security and Privacy for Enterprise Class M2M and IoT Platforms. The presentation draws on practical "state-of-the-art “ use-case studies based on multiple cloud data centers, global telecommunications networks ( 250+ carriers ) and multi-point devices. A variety of security models for both M2M and IoT - Hybrid clouds and SaaS models are disclosed. The presentation covers leading industry experiences from the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (NIST) and standards such as OASIS MQTT.

Distributed Intelligence Platform for Internet of Things

The explosion in the number of intelligent, connected devices is particularly meaningful as we explore the value of the data generated by these devices. In order to derive maximum business insight and value out of massive amounts of machine data, it will be critical to analyze and act upon this data as quickly as possible. This requires enabling distributed intelligence and distributed decision-making in IoT deployments. The good news is that there are now ways to aggregate and understand the vast streams of machine data in real-time with methods that can scale as quickly as that data is increasing. This session will discuss some of the key considerations for distributed processing of data and scalable technical models to achieve this in large-scale end-to-end IoT deployments.

Fog Computing - Like the Cloud, But Closer to the Ground

Sometimes, the currently favored cloud and intelligent endpoint model of the Internet of Things works fine. However, for many IoT applications (especially those with critical latency, network bandwidth, resiliency, power, security, or geographic localization constraints) one or more additional layers of processing, networking and storage between the endpoint and cloud can be very helpful. These "Fog Computing" layers in edge or gateway devices can help optimize the Internet of Things. This talk discusses scenarios where more traditional IoT models may not be optimal, and the addition of Fog computing capabilities at intermediate network layers between the cloud and endpoints is helpful. It will discuss Fog network architectures, hardware and software elements, and deployment models.

IoT Design Challenges

You're part of the design and development team that wants to develop embedded solutions for Internet-Connected products. However, there are a lot to pieces to put together and there is a lot to learn; additionally there is increased pressure to deliver solutions to the market quickly. How should you approach this project? Is a 'fast follower'; approach a viable option? What are the challenges? This discussion will center on best practices for developers and engineers - some key issues to consider, and some key pot holes along the process to avoid.

Securing the Internet of Things

Much of the technological innovation in IoT is centered on the protocols, standards, and applications needed to enable new capabilities. Security, however, is largely an afterthought. This talk will discuss the security and privacy challenges introduced by IoT and how developers in the IoT world can use security to gain competitive advantage in their designs and their businesses.

Security and Interoperability in IoT: The Answer is IN the Gateway

As the internet of things (IoT) rolls out connectivity to tens of billions of devices (edge nodes), the concern about security of data and applications and protection from malicious intent reaches a heightened level that if not addressed will jeopardize adoption. Unfortunately, many edge nodes have cost and resource constraints making investments in security impractical. Enter the IoT Gateway as a means to provide that security. With the edge node connectivity provided by a secure gateway, effective firewalling and data encryption can be achieved. With the IoT gateway in place, additional secure services and edge nodes can be added to the network effectively future-proofing the deployment. Here, interoperability is achieved through a flexible and field upgradeable IoT gateway.

Strategies for Securing IoT Devices for Cloud Services

Because IoT devices will be vulnerable to security threats, a comprehensive examination of security is required for IoT devices and cloud services. For IoT devices, security starts at boot up and must be maintained throughout every phase of operation including network integration and data exchanges with cloud services. Many IoT devices will have cost and resource constraints that will require strategies for the entire IoT ecosystem that ranges from end nodes, to gateways, to the cloud services IoT devices will access. In this session we will discuss security concerns and strategies for the IoT ecosystem.

Using Graph Databases to Power the Internet of Things

Graphs are a fantastic tool for understanding complex, connected, and dynamic systems, which makes graph databases the logical choice for making sense of the vast, growing web of connected devices comprising the Internet of Things. With a graph database, you can easily understand and query the relationships between devices, networks, sensors, companies, and users. This significantly advances the ability to unveil insights on everything in the IoT, including data control and security, and facilitate real-time analytics on the complex relationships between the connected devices. This session provides a brief overview of graphs and graph databases, and how they are the optimal choice to power the IoT.

Virtualization for the Internet of Things

As the Internet of Things matures, OEMs will be challenged to design equipment with gateway and communications infrastructure built right in. To do this, developers must find ways to accommodate the gateway capability on the same hardware as other applications (such as data collection, analytics, control, and visualization) that may require very different computing environments and operating systems. A key technology that enables this is Virtualization Technology. In this session you will learn more about what virtualization technology is, how it applies to IoT, some use case examples of how virtualization is being integrated into IoT devices, and solutions available for developers to rapidly deploy virtualized IoT products.

Why the Community Needs Open Source for IoT

Eclipse is a large open source community that is well known for Java and C/C++ developer tools. Eclipse is also rapidly growing an open source community for IoT technology. The vision of the community is to build the frameworks, standards and tools required by developers who want to build IoT applications. The current community has 13 different open source projects, including implementations of popular IoT standards, frameworks for device gateways, home automation frameworks, SCADA frameworks and much more. This presentation will introduce the vision for the Eclipse IoT community, review the different projects available and discuss how individuals and companies can participate in the community.

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