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Tuesday, June 27
 

9:00am

Pre-Conference Symposium 1: Creating and Capturing Value in the MEMS and Sensors Ecosystem

This pre-conference symposium presented by MEMS & Sensors Industry Group (MSIG) will provide an overview of the MEMS and sensors industry including a highlight of current trends, opportunities and challenges to maximizing value.  Topics will cover the hardware to generate the data but also delve deeper into the world of sensor algorithms, machine learning and data analytics, which are hot areas today to provide rich end to end solutions.

According to a research conducted by Yole Développement, the worldwide MEMS market in 2014 was more than US$11 billion, growing to reach $20 billion by 2020 with 30 billion shipped units. MEMS and sensors are already ubiquitous. Companies in the MEMS and sensors supply chain are plentiful, competitive, and innovative. As threats of commoditization, consolidation and competition increase, the impetus to gain as much value from MEMS and sensors is increasing.

Companies are positioning themselves as both hardware and software providers, selling chips along with the algorithms and sensor fusion to enable system integration, maximize value, and remain competitive. Some are calling it a “new virtuous cycle” wherein companies are using less silicon and more brain. Sensor companies are looking for opportunities to exploit the data analytics of sensor data and participate in that revenue potential as well as utilizing sensor fusion to reduce power consumption requirements and maximize performance. Understanding how to create and capture the value in the MEMS and sensors ecosystem is becoming increasingly important.

How do companies innovate to make integration easier and create higher revenues?  What verticals provide the biggest opportunity for growth? What challenges to value exist across the markets? Which companies are blazing the trail for innovation and revenue generation and how are they doing it? How can traditional semiconductor companies also participate in this explosive growth of MEMS & Sensors, particularly in the Internet of Things? What is unique to the MEMS and sensors ecosystem? Come to the MSIG pre-conference symposium to learn how to increase collaboration, innovation, investment and understanding of MEMS and sensors’ diverse value-add. 

Schedule

  • 9:00am-9:15am Welcome & Introduction Frank Shemansky, Chief Technology Officer, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group
  • 9:15am-9:45am Achieving Medical Accuracy for a Module Sensing All Five Vital Signs in a Smartphone Mark-Eric Jones, CEO, Leman Micro Devices SA
  • 9:45am-10:15am Sensing for Independent Living Michelle Kelsey, Motion Sensors Product Line Manager, NXP Semiconductor
  • 10:15am-10:30am Break
  • 10:30am-11:00am Development of MEMS-based Capacitive Ultrasonic Transducers - Technology, Applications and Perspectives for Ultrasonic Sensing Marco Kircher, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IMPS
  • 11:00am-11:30am A Miniaturized Ion Sensor for Detection in Fluids Arye Lipman, Alliances Manager, imec
  • 11:30am-12:00pm Case Studies on Bringing Advanced MEMS Technologies from Concept to Market Marcellino Gemelli, Director of Global Business Development, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
  • 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
  • 1:00pm-1:30pm Leveraging MEMS Technology for IoT Based Predictive Maintenance Abhinav Khushraj, Co-Founder, Petasense
  • 1:30pm-2:00pm Sensors for IoT: What is the Value for Sensors Makers?  Brian O’Rourke, Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors, IHS Markit 
  • 2:00pm-2:30pm Advantages of a System Level Testing Approach for MEMS Devices with Flexible Interface Options Klemens Kodalle, SPEKTRA GmbH Dresden
  • 2:30pm-2:45pm Break
  • 2:45pm-3:15pm Concept to Clinic: A Journey in Entrepreneurship with Tissue Integrating Sensors for Mobile Health Monitoring Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D, Founder and CTO, Profusa
  • 3:15pm-3:45pm Riding the Third Wave Peter Hartwell, Ph.D. - Senior Director of Advanced Technology, InvenSense/TDK
  • 3:45pm-4:45pm Creating and Capturing Value in the MEMS and Sensors Ecosystem Moderator: Alissa Fitzgerald, Ph.D., A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates Panelists: Mark-Eric Jones, Leman Micro Devices SA, Abhinav Khushraj, Petasense, Michelle Kelsey, NXP Semiconductor and Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D, Founder & CTO, Profusa
  • 4:45pm-5:00pm Closing Remarks Frank Shemansky, Chief Technology Officer, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group



This Pre-Conference Symposium is organized and moderated by MEMS & Sensors Industry Group. 


Speakers
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Marcellino Gemelli

Director of Global Business Development, Bosch Sensortec GmbH
Marcellino Gemelli is currently based in Palo Alto (CA) responsible for business development of Bosch Sensortec's MEMS product portfolio.  He received the ‘Laurea’ degree in Electronic Engineering at the University of Pavia, Italy while in the Italian Army and an MBA from MIP, the Milano (Italy) Polytechnic business... Read More →
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Peter Hartwell

Senior Director of Advanced Technology, InvenSense/TDK
Dr. Peter G. Hartwell is Senior Director of Advanced Technology at InvenSense/TDK. Peter has extensive experience in commercializing silicon MEMS products, working on advanced sensors and actuators, and specializes in MEMS testing techniques. Prior to joining InvenSense, Peter spent four years as Architect of Motion Sensing Hardware at Apple. Peter also worked as a Distinguished Technologist at Hewlett-Packard Laboratories. At HP, he was the MEMS lead on... Read More →
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Mark-Eric Jones

CEO, Leman Micro Devices SA
Mark-Eric Jones is CEO of Leman Micro Devices SA. He is an experienced British entrepreneur with over 30 years in CEO roles in high-tech companies, over 12 years’ executive experience in Silicon Valley private and public companies and 10 years as CEO in Switzerland.  He has a tra... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Kelsey

Michelle Kelsey

Motion Sensors Product Line Manager, NXP Semiconductor
avatar for Abhinav Khushraj

Abhinav Khushraj

Co-Founder, Petasense
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Marco Kircher

Environmental Sensing / Ultrasound-CMUT, Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS
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Klemens Kodalle

Product Manager Device Testing, SPEKTRA GmbH Dresden
avatar for Arye Lipman

Arye Lipman

Alliances Manager, imec
avatar for Brian O'Rourke

Brian O'Rourke

Senior Principal Analyst, Consumer Devices and MEMS & Sensors, IHS Markit
avatar for Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D

Natalie Wisniewski, Ph.D

Founder and CTO, Profusa
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Alissa Fitzgerald, Ph.D

A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Dr. Fitzgerald founded A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC (“AMFitzgerald”), a MEMS and sensors solutions company, in 2003. She has over 20 years of engineering experience in MEMS design, fabrication, and product development, and has personally developed more than a dozen MEMS... Read More →
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Frank Shemansky

Chief Technology Officer, MSIG
Frank has enjoyed multifunctional roles from groundbreaking R&D to technical business development over a span of 25 years. Focus has been on MEMS, sensors, and semiconductor systems including both hardware and software for consumer, medical, automotive, industrial, and aerospace applications. | | Dr. Shemansky has been a key member of several successful start-up companies with responsibilities ranging from V.P. of Engineering to V.P. of Business Development. He was a member of the original Motorola team that pioneered the research... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 212AB

9:00am

Pre-Conference Symposium 2: Energy Harvesting and Energy-Efficient Power Solutions for Sensor Applications - Tutorials

Sensors are among the mostly frequently cited additions to connectivity in the Internet of Things (IoT) and certainly are one of the key enablers for wearable products of all sorts. However, wirelessly connected sensors pose a major problem when considering batteries as the sole source of power - battery life. Converting the available energy from a variety of sources to electricity, or energy harvesting, provides an alternative to frequently changing batteries in wireless sensing applications. Popular techniques to harvest energy for sensing applications include photovoltaic, thermoelectric, piezoelectric, electrodynamic and even wind. While energy harvesting is not a solution for every wireless sensing node, it is being successfully applied in industrial, consumer and other applications. In some instances, it is being used in conjunction with advanced battery technologies including thin-film batteries. In all cases, efficient power management is essential. As in most system problems, there are technical and cost constraints.

Presenters in this session will provide an in-depth analysis of the challenges and solutions of using energy harvesting techniques of varying types for powering sensors in wireless and other ultralow power applications. In addition to exploring the energy harvesting technologies as well as other power sources, other system aspects will be addressed including high efficiency, low-power microcontrollers, wireless connectivity, and direct current (DC) power management. By explaining the design-in requirements for existing energy harvesting products in real-world applications, attendees will have new tools to consider in the design of their next-generation sensor systems for the IoT, wearables or any application that requires low power.

Session attendees will leave with an improved understanding of:

  • How to match the energy harvesting and other technologies to specific low power sensing applications
  • The importance of the energy/power budget
  • The current status of available technologies
  • Technology direction from industry leaders


Schedule

  • 9:00am-9:15am Energy Harvesting Background Randy Frank - President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.
  • 9:15am-9:55am Energy Storage Solutions for Miniature Sensor Devices Jeff Sather - VP, Customer Solutions, Cymbet Corporation
  • 9:55am-10:35am Using Supercaps with Energy Harvesters & Low Power Batteries Pierre Mars - VP, Quality & Applications Engineering, CAP-XX
  • 10:35am-10:55am BREAK
  • 10:55am-11:35am Energy Harvesting in Drones Robert Andosca - President, INVIZA 
  • 11:35am-1:00pm LUNCH
  • 1:00pm-1:40pm Enabling Perpetual Sensors with Breakthrough Delay Insensitive Asynchronous Logic Gopal Raghavan - CEO, Eta Compute
  • 1:40pm-2:20pm Solar Energy for Devices SungUn Chang - CEO, YOLK
  • 2:20pm-3:00pm Vibration Energy Harvesting, Between Theory and Reality Karim El-Rayes - PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo
  • 3:00pm-3:20pm BREAK
  • 3:20pm-4:20pm  Ultra-Low Power System Design for Deeply Embedded Energy Harvesting Systems Mark Buccini - Director, Texas Instruments
  • 4:20pm-5:00pm Energy Harvesting in IoT Applications: Challenges and Solutions Geoffroy Gosset - CEO, e-Peas

This Pre-Conference Symposium is organized and moderated by Randy Frank & Associates.

Moderators
avatar for Randy Frank

Randy Frank

President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.
Focusing today on technical writing and editing, Randy Frank has a diversified technical background for his expertise. | | Randy has established departments to address new technologies and effective communications in technology business for over 30 years. At Chrysler Corporation, he was involved in cold room (-20F) engine testing and alternator development. At American Motors, now part of the Chrysler Group, he was responsible for their first electronic engine control systems. At Motorola, he was involved with production, marketing and applications aspects of semiconductors including the introduction of several new power transistors, smart power ICs and sensors. At ON Semiconductor, he developed all of the communication material for establishing a $2 billion start-up and launching the company on the NASDAQ Stock Exchange. At International Rectifier, he identified and launched dozens of new leadership... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Andosca

Robert Andosca

President, INVIZA
avatar for Mark Buccini

Mark Buccini

Advanced Product Platforms, Texas Instruments
Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced product platform innovation and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company's Kilby Research Labs.  He has 30 years' experience that spans a range of embedded application areas including ultra-low power syste... Read More →
avatar for SungUn Chang

SungUn Chang

CEO, YOLK
avatar for Karim El-Rayes

Karim El-Rayes

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo
avatar for Geoffroy Gosset

Geoffroy Gosset

CEO, e-peas
Geoffroy Gosset received the Industrial Engineering degree from the Ecole Centrale des Arts et Metiers (ECAM), Belgium, in 2005, after pursuing his Master thesis research at Politechnika Warszawska, Warsaw, Poland and the M.Sc. degree in electromechanical engineering as well as the Ph.D. degree from the... Read More →
avatar for Pierre Mars

Pierre Mars

VP, Quality & Applications Engineering, CAP-XX
avatar for Gopal Raghavan

Gopal Raghavan

CEO, Eta Compute
avatar for Jeff Sather

Jeff Sather

VP, Customer Solutions, Cymbet Corporation


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 211C

9:00am

Pre-Conference Symposium 3: IoT Lifestyle: Invisible Technology Moving in Your Home, Your Car, Your Office

Mark Weiser wrote in 1991 "The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it."

Other tech leaders have echoed similar words talking of how the next wave of technology will leverage a complex ecosystem of seamlessly invisible sensors that will provide information to enhance our lifestyle. So 25 years later, what is this IoT lifestyle? How do smart homes, smart cars, smart offices provide this high-level intelligence that will enable the IoT lifestyle that was imagined by so many futurists.

Attendees takeaways will include:

  • Understand the latest use cases of how sense technology will touch the consumer in their day to day lives
  • Understand the ecosystems that are need to create high-level intelligence
  • Market trends and technology trends that will impact IoT intelligence

Schedule

  • 9:00am - 9:15am Welcome & Introduction Will Tu | DSP Concepts 
  • 9:15am - 9:45am Accelerating IoT Adoption: Simplification is Everything Charlene Marini | ARM
  • 9:45am - 10:15am The "Building" of Internet of Things is "Everything" Curt Bramel | Tridium, Inc.
  • 10:15am - 10:45am Propose Driven Sensors for the IoT Benjamin Cisneros | Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, North America
  • 10:45am - 11:00am BREAK
  • 11:00am - 11:30am Sensor Integration: Blue Coin as an Example of Robotic Ear Edoardo Gallizio | ST Microelectronics
  • 11:30am - 12:00pm Smart Living & Medical Wellness: Wearables Managing Asthma and COPD Steven Schmidt | Quvium
  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH
  • 1:00pm - 2:30pm PANEL Analyst Face-Off Presentation & Panel Discussion Peter Cooney | SAR Insight & Consulting, Guillaume Girardin | Yole Développement, Kevin Krewell | TIRIAS Research
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm BREAK
  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm Sensors vs. Senses: Falling in Love with an Adorable Home Robot Ben Kearns | Mayfield Robotics
  • 3:15pm - 3:45pm How to Make More-than-Moore in the Internet of Things Scott Nelson | SkyWater Technology Foundry
  • 3:45pm - 4:15pm Next Gen Sensor Fusion: Going Beyond 9 Axis Motion Drake Margiotta | CloudNav
  • 4:15pm - 4:45pm Getting from Sensors to Insight to Outcomes to Serve Humanity Sustainably Pushkar Ranjan | SAP
  • 4:45pm - 5:00pm FINAL THOUGHTS Will Tu | DSP Concepts

This Pre-Conference Symposium is organized by Will Tu, DSP Concepts, and ARM. 

Speakers
avatar for Curt Bramel

Curt Bramel

Director of Sales, Tridium, Inc.
avatar for Benjamin Cisneros

Benjamin Cisneros

Director of Business Development and Sales, Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, North America
Ben Cisneros is the Director of Business Development and Sales for Bosch Connected Devices and Solution in North America, a Bosch Group company providing innovative Connected Devices and tailor-made solutions for the Internet of Things. Ben’s career is built on more than 10 years of Sales Management and Business Leadership experience in diverse corporate settings ranging from start-up environments to $70B+ multinational... Read More →
avatar for Peter Cooney

Peter Cooney

Principal Analyst & Director, SAR Insight & Consulting
Peter Cooney is Principal Analyst and Director of SAR Insight & Consulting. Peter has been tracking,analysing and commenting on technology markets for over 13 years. In that time he has headed practices atboth IMS Research and ABI Research leading teams of analysts across the wor... Read More →
avatar for Edoardo Gallizio

Edoardo Gallizio

Marketing Manager, ST Microelectronics
Edoardo Gallizio is Manager of the Microsystems (MEMS and Sensors) Product marketing team for STMicroelectronics in the US, Canada, and Latin America; He was born in Savona, Italy, in 1978. He received a  Master degree in Telecommunication Engineering  from Politecnico of Milano, in 2003. In 2004, he joined STMicroelectronics and, for eight years, he... Read More →
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Guillaume Girardin

Market & Technology Analyst, Yole Développement
avatar for Ben Kearns

Ben Kearns

VP of Software Engineering, Mayfield Robotics
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Kevin Krewell

Principal Analyst, TIRIAS Research
Most recently Kevin Krewell was a senior analyst at The Linley Group and a senior editor of Microprocessor Report. He has spent nine years at MPR in a variety of roles, contributing numerous articles on Mobile SoCs, PC processors, graphics processors, server processors, CPU IP cores, and related technology. For The Linley Group he co-authored reports that analyzed market positioning and technical features of the various vendor products. Kevin has more than 25 years of industry experience in both engineering and marketing positions. Before joining The Linley Group, he was Director of Strategic Marketing at Nvidia, a leader in PC graphics processors, and also Director of Technical Marketing at Raza Microelectronics (now part of Broadcom), a vendor of embedded multicore processors. Kevin spent more than a decade at AMD in roles including technical marketing manager and field application engineer. He also understands the needs of engineers, having spent 10 years in product design at several smaller companies. By the end of this period, he achieved the level of Manager of Hardware Engineering at Esprit Systems. Kevin earned a... Read More →
avatar for Drake Margiotta

Drake Margiotta

CEO, CloudNav
avatar for Charlene Marini

Charlene Marini

VP Business Development, ARM
Charlene is responsible for driving strategic growth opportunities for ARM in IoT. With extensive experience launching and growing new business initiatives, cultivating partnerships and developing technology and business ecosystems, Charlene is excited to work with stakeholders across ecosystems to realize the value of the IoT. She joined ARM in 2004 and has held various marketing and business development roles within the company over the past 12 years. Prior to ARM, Charlene was a SoC design... Read More →
avatar for Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson

CTO/EVP, Corporate Development, SkyWater Technology Foundry
For almost 30 years Scott Nelson has led productdevelopment and entrepreneurial business growth as both atechnology and business leader. He is the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of CorporateDevelopment for SkyWater Technology Foundry. SkyWateris a full-flow... Read More →
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Pushkar Ranjan

IoT Evanglist, SAP
avatar for Steven Schmidt

Steven Schmidt

CEO & Founder, Quvium
Steve is the parent of an asthmatic child, as well as a medicinal chemist who worked on Zyflo®, an asthma drug. Steve has 25 years experience building health and life sciences software with simple user interfaces controlling complex solutions. Prior to founding Quvium, Steve served as CIO of Vertex and held senior positions at Abbott Labs... Read More →
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Will Tu

Executive Vice President of Sales and Marketing, DSP Concepts
In his role as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Will is committed to unleashing the power of sound through acoustics applications in both pre-processing of microphones (input) and post-processing on speakers (output). Prior to joining DSP Concepts, he was Director of Embedd... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 211AB

9:00am

Pre-Conference Symposium 4: Embedded Technology - Designing for the Industrial IoT

If you’re designing systems, components, software, or any other facet of the Industrial Internet of Things (aka Industry 4.0), you know that failure is not an option. Even the slightest downtime could result in millions of dollars in unrecoupable losses, or worse yet, loss of life. At the same time, the “net” that your factory, hospital, or other industrial system MUST be rock-solid secure. In this session, we’ll look at the different facets of designing an Industrial platform, including the hardware, software, and everything in the middle, from pre-scope through to implementation, as well as networking/network security and reliability.

Schedule

  • 9:00am-9:30am - Foundations for Industrial IoT: Fog to Cloud and Everything in Between Maciej Kranz, Vice President of Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco

The value proposition of the Industrial IoT is to maximize operational efficiency, minimize costs, and yield insights that can revolutionize manufacturing and organizational processes through the integration of automation technology and business intelligence systems. However, the investment of time, dollars and resources associated with such frameworks is not trivial. Identifying, planning and implementing an IIoT project takes a commitment by stakeholders at all levels and different functions.

In this IIoT University keynote, Maciej Kranz, Vice President of the Strategic Innovation at Cisco, and author of the New York Times Bestseller, “Building the Internet of Things,” will shed new light on best practices to start and scale your IoT journey. Drawing on two decades as an IoT pioneer, he will also provide practical guidelines required for any successful IIoT transformation,  as well as “four quick paths”  to quick ROI. From IT and OT technology integration and culture change to industrial case studies and ecosystem partners, the speaker will cover all the IIoT implementation bases, including the growing value of Fog Computing at the edge of operations. Consider this your blueprint for building a connected, digital factory.

  • 9:30am-10:00am – Reliable, Robust, Standard: Zigbee Wireless Mesh Transforms Resource Constrained Industrial IoT Networks Tobin J.M. Richardson, President and CEO, ZigBee Alliance

Despite the newfound desire to add connectivity to devices ranging from automation controllers to light bulbs, industrial system designers are still governed by the laws of reliability and power consumption. Certainly, the benefits of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) architectures can only be realized if the systems that comprise them function as intended, requiring that any networking solution they use to provide ample security without doesn’t break the bank in terms of processor and memory resources. Here, standards are the most surefire way to get to market on time, within budget, and ensure long lifecycle deployments. However, most networking technologies migrating from the enterprise and consumer sectors fail to meet the performance and reliability requirements of IIoT systems.

Deployed for over a decade in the smart lighting and utility industries, the zigbee mesh networking protocol has enabled low latency, low data rate connectivity for small-, medium-, and large-scale networks, often in the context of ultra-low-power or energy harvesting devices. Now with added security tools and features, the zigbee alliance plans to expand on its footprint of hundreds of millions of installed devices through technologies tailored for the IIoT. Tobin Richardson, President and CEO of the zigbee alliance, explains.

  • 10:00am-10:30am - Maximizing LTE Technology for Remote Sensor Monitoring Brent Nelson, Senior Product Manager, Digi International

For many Industrial Internet of Things applications, cellular has become the default wireless connection to remotely monitor sensor data, especially in locations that have not been economically feasible in the past. It is therefore critical that sensor OEMs and solution providers know and understand the LTE technology roadmaps: this includes when older 2G technology will go offline and what LTE technology is on the horizon. This discussion will give an overview of the LTE roadmap, a description of new technologies, and how they specifically address application challenges in the industrial sensor markets.

  • 10:30am-10:45am – BREAK
  • 10:45am-11:15am – Build a Sensor-to-Cloud PoC for Your IIoT Use Case Wil Florentino, Senior Manager, Industrial Automation Segment, Renesas Electronics America Inc.

To build an industrial sensor-to-cloud proof of concept (PoC) that integrates your technology, you need to understand what components, protocols, interfaces, and security considerations are needed. Whether you supply precision sensors and actuators, or software analytics in cloud platforms, you will need some combination of hardware and software elements to build a real-world PoC. The challenge is in connecting the OT domain with IT/enterprise to represent relevant data that is usable for your business case. Many current gateways are focused only on IT data models or hardware that is tailored to enterprise systems, but do not consider low-level embedded systems with their memory constraints and latency requirements. This talk will focus on considerations to help kick-start your sensor-to-cloud concept by leveraging embedded technologies that simplify development and bridge the OT and IT enterprise. 

  • 11:15am-11:45am – Building Low-Power Wireless Sensor Networks with 6LoWPAN Ed Kuzemchak, CTO and Director of Software Design Solutions, LLC

For 802.15.4 and other low-power wireless communications infrastructures, 6LoWPAN offers the security and interoperability of IPv6 all the way to the edge node.  Ed will discuss the benefits and tradeoffs involved in using 6LoWPAN and will outline the relative strengths (and weaknesses) of this protocol compared to other options.  Ed will discuss the use cases and best practices for 6LoWPAN that have been developed during recent projects at SDS. 

  • 11:45am-12:15pm – LoRaWAN LoRaWAN Protocol: Cutting Costs to Maximize Value in Long-Range Industrial IoT Networks Vivek Mohan, Director of Wireless Products for Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group

While data is the coin of our age, the vast majority of Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) devices are governed by cost and power-consumption envelopes that disqualify most traditional networking technologies. Particularly in remote deployment scenarios consisting of sensor-based industrial “things” powered by batteries, cellular connectivity, for instance, carries too much overhead from both the business and design perspectives. This is especially true when considering that the data transmitted by such devices often doesn’t require the quality of service (QoS) inherent in modern communications networks; best-effort delivery and extremely low data rates typically suffice.
 
The LoRaWAN standard, a low-power, wide area network (LPWAN) protocol, provides a wide-area alternative to the complexity and overhead of current network implementations through sub-GHz, bi-directional communications that increase overall network capacity and exponentially reduce costs. As an open standard, the LoRaWAN protocol integrates security, supports geo-location services, and maintains simplicity–more than enough to get millions of sensor systems plugged into the IIoT value chain. Learn more from Vivek Mohan of Semtech and the LoRa Alliance in this Industrial IoT networking session.

  • 12:15pm-12:45pm – Networking Panel Discussion and Q&A
  • 12:45pm-1:45pm - LUNCH 
  • 1:45pm-2:15pm - Industrial IoT Security: Defusing the Potential Time Bomb Charles J. Lord, PE, President, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation, PLLC

With billions of nodes and many terabytes of data, the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) holds much promise for helping us to work smarter and more efficiently. Unfortunately, all those nodes and data are potential security risks that can potentially bring much of the network down and wreak havoc. In the IIoT, we need to consider security as part of design and implementation. In this fast-paced overview class, we will take a look at where the major security issues exist in hardware, data, and network design and some of the ways we can minimize those risks.

  • 2:15pm-2:45pm - Securing Network Equipment with Trust and Integrity Guy Fedorkow, Distinguished Engineer Juniper Networks & Trusted Computing Group

The world is connected by networks, and those networks are critical to the operation of a broad range of devices and services in the industrial Internet. Preserving the integrity and security of equipment such as routers, switches, and firewalls used to create the network infrastructure is essential to network reliability, as well as maintaining integrity and privacy of the many kinds of data that transit networks. As increasingly sophisticated attacks are launched on network equipment, strong protection mechanisms for network equipment, both on the device and service level, is required.

This talk will look at how widely vetted trust concepts will keep networking services free of disruption and to allow for improvements in maintenance processes. Attendees will hear use cases including device identity, securing secrets, protection of configuration data, software inventory, health checks, licensed feature authorization and more. Implementation approaches also will be

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Speakers
avatar for Guy Fedorkow

Guy Fedorkow

Distinguished Engineer, Juniper Networks & Trusted Computing Group
Guy Fedorkow, Juniper Networks, is Distinguished Engineer, with specialties in Internet Service Provider router platform design and infrastructure security for routers and switches, often including performance of 'techno-economic' analysis to prove viability of early-stage produc... Read More →
avatar for Wil Florentino

Wil Florentino

Senior Manager, Industrial Automation Segment, Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Wil Florentino is an Industrial Automation segment specialist at Renesas Electronics America, where he focuses on industrial networking, sensors, and Industrial IoT applications. He has twenty years of experience in industrial-focused technical marketing of processors, single boa... Read More →
avatar for Maciej Kranz

Maciej Kranz

Vice President of Strategic Innovation Group, Cisco
Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President of Cisco’s Strategic Innovation Group. He leads efforts to incubate new businesses and accelerate co-innovation internally and externally with customers and startups through a global... Read More →
avatar for Ed Kuzemchak

Ed Kuzemchak

CTO & Director, Software Design Solutions, LLC
Ed is the founder of Software Design Solutions. He has been creating embedded software solutions for nearly 30 years and has been the president of Software Design Solutions, which provides embedded system software development, desktop application development and software process... Read More →
avatar for Vivek Mohan

Vivek Mohan

Director of Wireless Products, Wireless and Sensing Product Group, Semtech
Vivek Mohan is Director of Marketing for Wireless Connectivity Products in Semtech’s Wireless and Sensing Product Group, including LoRa long-range radios. Prior to Semtech, he held Product Marketing and Applications Engineering Manager positions at Silicon Labs, responsible for l... Read More →
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Scot Morrison

General Manager, Embedded Platform Business Unit, Mentor Graphics, A Siemens Business
Scot Morrison oversees the Linux, Nucleus, Hypervisor, and AUTOSAR product lines and professional services for the Embedded Platform Business Unit at Mentor Graphics. Prior to joining Mentor Graphics in 2012, Morrison served as GM and SVP of Products at Wind River Systems, Inc... Read More →
avatar for Brent Nelson

Brent Nelson

Senior Product Manager, Digi International
Brent has over a decade of experience in wireless machine-to-machine communication as a design engineer and product manager. As a cellular-focused product manager, Brent understands and constantly studies dynamics in the Industrial IoT market. With that knowledge, he ensures the... Read More →
avatar for Amar Parmar

Amar Parmar

Senior Director, IoT Design Center, Wind River
A strategic pioneer with a 15+ year history of taking innovative IoT systems to market, Amar has helped launch seven different IoT systems, two IoT platforms, and consulted on various others. He has a deep understanding of the full end-to-end system stack, from silicon chips to the cloud. Currently, he heads up the IoT Design Center for Wind River, an Intel company. His group provides IoT consulting services from product and technology strategy and security to system integration, cloud solutions, and program management and delivery enabling customers to create a big impact in the world of IoT... Read More →
avatar for Charles J. Lord, PE

Charles J. Lord, PE

President, Blue Ridge Advanced Design and Automation, PLLC
Charles J. Lord, PE, is an embedded systems consultant and trainer with over 30 years of experience in system design and development in medical, military, and industrial applications. For the last eight years, he has specialized in the integration of communication protocols into... Read More →
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Tobin J.M. Richardson

President & CEO, ZigBee Alliance
Tobin J.M. Richardson serves as President and CEO of the zigbee alliance, leading the alliance’s efforts to develop and promote world-leading open, global standards for the Internet of Things. His experience spans large-scale technology implementations, new service and product rollouts, and transformational change in Fortune 500 companies and world-leading firms. He currently serves in a number of industry leadership roles, including Co-Chair of... Read More →


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Meeting Room 211D

9:00am

Pre-Conference Symposium 5: Printed, Flexible, Stretchable and Functional Fabric Sensors and Systems: Technologies and Applications for Wearable and IoT Applications

The availability of sensors that can take the shape of their imposed working environment has existed for quite some time with the earliest being for aerospace applications.  Most recently, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors driven by applications including wearables, e-Health  and the Internet of Things (IoT). These new electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, shape conformity, light weight and low profile. The creation of these “non-classical” platforms is enabled by low cost high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using various technologies including Roll-to-Roll production. 

 

The extensive list of 12 speakers, who represent the international “who’s who” in this topical area, will present several of the more interesting printed/flexible/stretchable and functional fabric sensor technologies and their applications currently under development and in production in the commercial sector as well those under development in the leading research universities and research labs around the world.   In addition to these sensors, we will address the challenges of their integration with other functional element of basic Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications.   We will also address the manufacturing issues to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions from both a batch mode and continuous process.  Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented. 


Schedule
  • 9:00am - 9:25am Welcome & Introduction Roger Grace

In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors. These new printed electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates as well as on/in fabrics, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, shape conformity, light weight and low profile. The judicious use of these substrates/carrier platforms enables low-cost and high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using printing technologies in a Roll-to-Roll production line.  Targeted applications include wearables, environmental monitoring and eHealth.

Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded $75M to FlexTech Alliance to establish and manage a San Jose-based facility to create a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII).  Additionally, the recent award of $75M, also by the US DoD, with $250M in matching grants from regional governments, industry and academia for the creation of a research and development consortia, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), headed by MIT for the development of sensors and other electronic functions has validated the potential of this technology to create “smart fabrics” for consumer and military wearable applications.

  • 9:25am - 9:55am Printing of Nano and Microscale Electronics and Sensors Using Direct Assembly of Nanomaterials on Flexible or Rigid Substrates Dr. Ahmed Busnaina
Over the last decade, there has been a paradigm shift in manufacturing of low-end electronic devices and other nanomaterials based-devices away from vacuum-based processes and toward printing technologies. Inkjet, screen-printing and gravure are three printing technologies that are commercially used for printing electronics, flexible displays, and RFID tags. However, the smallest features that can be printed using inkjets today is about 20 microns, although this is still sufficient for many applications, its scale leaves it far behind today’s silicon electronics. The next generation of printed devices requires printing features at today’s silicon electronics line width, which is 1000 times smaller (about 20 nanometers). We have developed a new technology that uses directed assembly based printing at the nanoscale to make products that fully take advantage of the superior properties of nanomaterials. This printing technology can print metals, insulators and semiconductors (including III-V and II-VI), organic and inorganic materials into micro and nanoscale structures and circuits (down to 20 nanometers) on flexible and rigid substrates. In this presentation, we show the applications of this technology in electronics, sensors and metamaterials applications.
  • 9:55am - 10:20am Integration Challenges of Flexible Magnetoresistive Sensors Susana Cardoso

We are surrounded with applications requiring the detection of local magnetic fields using ultrasmall, flexible and highly sensitive sensors. These can be artificial skin for robotics, NDT inspection, data storage or neuronal activity monitoring, just to mention a few. Several mature technologies exist for field detection, but not all could match all the performance requirements as thin film magnetoresistive (MR) sensors. Highly advantageous are the field detectivity (down to 400 pTesla at 1 Hz), room temperature operation, monolithic integration with CMOS electronics, thermal stability (250ºC), small size (from ~100 µm to ~100 nm) and (most important here) readily scalable through top-down nanofabrication techniques providing a relatively low cost and ease of implementation with multi-wafer projects.

In this presentation we will explore the integration challenges of MR materials in flexible electronics, for fabrication approaches based on a) direct film growth on flexible substrates, b) top-down processing with flexible interlayers for final device detach, and c) hybrid integration of silicon rigid elements with flexible interconnections.

We will assess the microfabrication scalability and production costs, targeting at applications with challenging specifications where flexible MR sensors offer advantages over other technologies. 

  • 10:20am - 10:45am Precision Roll-to-Roll Manufacturing Processes: Enabling Low-Cost/High-Volume Electronics and Sensors Jaye Tyler
  • 10:45am - 11:00am BREAK
  • 11:00am - 11:25am Printed and Hybrid Electronic Sensors for Healthcare and Wearable Technology Jani Mantyjarvi

The presentation provides an overview on the potential of high-volume printing technologies for sensors in Healthcare and Wearable Technology applications based on examples of current R&D work in Printed and Hybrid Electronics at VTT. The use of expert knowledge in paper technology, printed electronics, hybrid integration, wireless communication and data analytics aims at creating low-cost, printed solutions as an alternative to expensive conventional sensor networks. With the growing demand for rapid and reliable disease testing and continuous vital parameter monitoring, roll-to-roll printing methods have the best potential to prove upscalability of diagnostic tests and wearable device technology for the mass market. VTT’s roll-to-roll pilot printing and hybrid integration facilities provide upscaling infrastructure for printed and hybrid devices at all product stages: from prototype to mass product.

  • 11:25am - 11:50am Gas Sensors in Wearable Formats: Synergy between Electronics, Materials Science and Data Analytics Radislav Potyrailo
Modern scenarios of gas monitoring for industrial safety, medical diagnostics, and environmental surveillance demand new technologies with higher accuracy in unobtrusive form factors and at low cost. Wearable gas sensors are becoming at the forefront of these societal needs because of their expected ubiquitous implementations in complex environments.

The need for wearable gas sensors that operate without false alarms is critical in many applications. Unfortunately, poor accuracy of available wearable and even tethered gas sensors limit their broad adoption for ubiquitous sensing.

We are designing and building a new generation of gas sensors to meet demanding sensing requirements of modern society. Our sensor electronics designs have low cost and low power in flexible formats, compatible with printing and roll-to-roll manufacturing technologies. Our sensing materials have simultaneously several response mechanisms to complex gas atmospheres of ambient urban or industrial environments. This new ability of sensing materials allows excellent discrimination between gases of interest and numerous interferences. The key binding ingredient in these new sensors is our data analytics concepts that allow rejection of unwanted sensor artifacts at no extra hardware cost but rather utilizing elegant sensor-signal processing algorithms. Our sensing approach is attractive in numerous scenarios of wearable gas sensing when the use of “classic” analytical instruments would be prohibited by requirements of no consumables and unobtrusive or conformal sensor form factors.
  • 11:50am - 12:15pm Design Considerations in the Development of a Sensor–Based Flexible Gait Analysis Platform Rob Podoloff

Strideway is a modular, gait analysis platform featuring pressure sensitive tiles that can be field configured in lengths ranging from approximately 2 feet to over 16 feet in length.  Each tile uses a force sensitive matrix of over 16,000 sensing cells to determine the pressure profile on its surface with 8 bits of force resolution at a speed of up to 250

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Moderators
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application engineering, project management, product marketing, and technology consulting. Mr. Grace has 15 years of experience as a microwave/R.F. design and project engineer at Avco Missile Systems, Wilmington Massachusetts; Raytheon Company in Sudbury Massachusetts and Goleta California and Ford Aerospace and Communications in Palo Alto, California. His responsibilities included the design, development and test of microwave antenna and microwave components and systems for military, defense and commercial communications applications. He was a senior product marketing engineer for three years at Avantek (now Hewlett Packard) in Santa Clara, California. His duties included the sales and marketing of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Alper Bozkurt

Alper Bozkurt

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State Univeristy
Alper Bozkurt is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at North Carolina State University. His recent research achievements on internet-of-bionics-things were covered by several media agencies including BBC, CNN, National Geographic... Read More →
avatar for Sywert Brongersma

Sywert Brongersma

Sr. Principal Researcher, imec / Holst Centre
avatar for Ahmed Busnaina

Ahmed Busnaina

Director of the NSF Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing, Northeastern University
Ahmed A. Busnaina, Ph.D. is the William Lincoln Smith Chair Professor, University Distinguished Professor, and founding Director of National Science Foundation’s Nanoscale Science and Engineering Center for High-rate Nanomanufacturing and the NSF Center for Nano and Microcontamin... Read More →
avatar for Susana Cardoso de Freitas

Susana Cardoso de Freitas

Group Leader, INESC Microsystems and Nanotechnologies (Portugal)
Susana Isabel Pinheiro Cardoso de Freitas received her Ph.D in Physics from Instituto Superior Técnico (Lisbon) in 2002. Her thesis topic consisted on developing GMR and tunnel junctions materials for non-volatile memories and magnetic read head prototypes. Between 2002-2006, she was a post-doctoral fellow at INESC-MN where she worked on magnetic thin films by ion beam deposition. Since 2003, she has been an Associated Professor in the Physics Department at the Instituto Superior... Read More →
avatar for Miguel Ridao Granado

Miguel Ridao Granado

CEO, Sensing Tex
Miguel Ridao Granado founded the company and became Chief Executive Officer in 2010. He served as the co-founder of three companies in the field of engineering and technology.  Holding over sixteen years of experience in the business of textile and electronic technology, Mr. Ridao is an inventor, holds some patents, has lectured worldwide, published several articles, and has won several awards at both technology and business level. On top of Mr. Ridao's achievement of recieving many high... Read More →
avatar for Christine Kallmayer

Christine Kallmayer

Group Leader, Fraunhofer IZM
AM

Anwar Mohammed

Senior Director, Flextronics
avatar for Jani Mäntyjärvi

Jani Mäntyjärvi

Dr, Docent, VTT
Jani is currently leading the research in Cyber-Physical Solutions at VTT. His work career consists of R&D positions in Finland and Europe. His research includes wellness & sports solutions focusing on novel technologies in wearables and data-analytics. He has published around 10... Read More →
avatar for Binu Baby Narakathu

Binu Baby Narakathu

Research Associate, Center for Advanced Smart Sensors and Structures (CASSS), Western Michigan University
avatar for Rob Podoloff

Rob Podoloff

Chief Technology Officer, Tekscan
avatar for Radislav Potyrailo

Radislav Potyrailo

Principal Scientist, GE Global Research
avatar for Jae Son

Jae Son

Founder and CEO, Pressure Profile Systems, Inc.
Dr. Son has been a research engineer and entrepreneur for over 20 years and has learned to bridge the gap between innovative technology and a successful business. After working in large corporate organizations such as Hughes Space and Comm., Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and General Motors, Dr. Son started PPS in 1997 to push the boundaries of tactile sensing technology and to develop innovative, meaningful products that harness the sense of touch for medical devices, robotics, ergonomics, automotive, industrial, and consumer applications.Over the past two decades, PPS empowered many of the... Read More →
avatar for Jaye Tyler

Jaye Tyler

President & CEO, Si-Cal Technologies
Jaye Tyler is President, CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Si-Cal Technologies, Inc., which is A Nissha Company. In 2003, Mr. Tyler bought the company (Then known as Si-Cal) from the founders family and one outside stockholder as it was preparing to enter bankruptcy. After the closing, Mr. Tyler personally and with private and public funding sources re-capitalized the business to allow Mr. Tyler the ability to initiate his turnaround strategy. Over the next 10 years, the... Read More →
avatar for John Volakis

John Volakis

Chope Chair Professor, Ohio State University


Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Executive Ballroom B

9:00am

Registration
Tuesday June 27, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

5:00pm

 
Wednesday, June 28
 

7:30am

Networking Breakfast
Wednesday June 28, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
McEnery Convention Center

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday June 28, 2017 7:30am - 5:30pm
McEnery Convention Center

8:30am

Keynote: Superpowers to Change the World: How Augmented Reality Helps Advance Humanity

In this keynote, Ori Inbar reviews the impact AR technologies will have on the way we live, work, shop, learn and play. He will explore how AR is poised to enable Engineers designing with Sensors to advance human-centric applications going forward and will provide ample examples.

 

1) Democratizing Knowledge: Thanks to ubiquitous sensors and AR visualization, anyone, especially engineers, will have access to the world’s best information resources and experts - all within their field of view - to improve any task they perform in their life and work.

2) Economic growth: AR will drive economic growth by improving productivity and efficiency, as well as helping upskill workers and engineers who's jobs have been commoditized by automation.

3) Healthcare to everyone: Expert healthcare providers combined with advanced Intelligent Computer Vision systems will treat patients in underserved areas, and lift health levels across the world.

4) Empathy and Collaboration: Based on emotion sensors and communication technologies - engineers will reach a new level of collaboration and empathy to achieve better outcomes. Like minded folks around the world will be able to collaborate and solve issues as if they are in the same room. 

5) Sustainability to the people: Thanks to AR’s ability to simulate things that aren’t apparent in reality, the spread of sensors and AR technologies will reduce the need to manufacture hardware, reducing energy consumption and promoting sustainability


Speakers
avatar for Ori Inbar

Ori Inbar

Co-Founder & CEO, AugmentedReality.org
Ori Inbar is founder of the first early-stage incubator and fund dedicated to Augmented Reality (AR). Ori is also the co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.ORG, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR). AugmentedReality.ORG's mission is to educate and promote the true potential of AR, and hatch augmented reality startups that offer unique value to its active users. In 2009, Ori was the co-founder and CEO of Ogmento, one of the first venture-backed companies conceived from the ground up to develop and publish augmented reality games - games that are played in the real world. Ori has been an enterprising champion of the augmented reality industry since 2007. He established Games Alfresco - a leading augmented reality blog that helped popularize AR, and in 2010 co-founded the Augmented World Expo (Formerly ARE) - the world's largest and most influential conference for AR - now in its 5th year. Previously, as Senior Vice President of Solution Marketing for... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
McEnery Convention Center

9:00am

Automotive & Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Workshop

Autonomous Vehicle movement has been steadily gaining market momentum.  Sense technologies are playing an integral role enabling Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS) features which are becoming the building blocks to Autonomous diving capabilities.  As sensors like Lidar, Radar, and Cameras become more cost effective, vehicle OEMS are offering more (ADAS) features to the market.  Driver assistance features is just the beginning, Vehicle OEMs have pledge  huge investments and triggered M&A activities centered around autonomous vehicle movement.  Clearly automotive electronics has shifted from the traditional real-time command and control functions that utilize an array of low cost resource limited Microcontrollers.  Now it is all about high-performance compute platforms that use heterogenous compute CPUs, GPUs, DSPs and ISPs to help fuse data from an array of sense elements such as radars, lidars, ultrasonics, and cameras. External sources vehicle to vehicle and vehicle to infrastructure even satellites. 

 

The automotive workshop will explore this Autonomous Vehicles from different angles through a series of panel discussions:

 

Schedule
  • 9:00am-9:10am Opening Remarks
  • 9:10am-10:00am Panel: Processing, CPUs & Analysis Aniket Saha - ARM, Wade Appelman - SensL, Boris Shulkin - Magna International
  • 10:00am-10:50am Panel: Machine Learning & Software Josh Hartung - Polysync Technologies, Dave Tokic - Algolux, Satish Jha - xCube Communications, Fabien Chraim - Civil Maps
  • 10:50am-11:00am Break and Networking
  • 11:00am-11:50am Panel: Sense Technologies Geoff Ballew - On Semi, Boris Shulkin - Magna International, Rourke Pattulo - University of Michigan
  • 11:50am-12:30pm Q&A and Concluding Remarks

 
This Workshop is organized by Will Tu, DSP Concepts, and ARM. 

Speakers
avatar for Wade Appelman

Wade Appelman

VP Sales and Marketing, SensL
avatar for Geoff Ballew

Geoff Ballew

Senior Director Product Marketing, ON Semiconductor
avatar for Fabien Chraim

Fabien Chraim

VP of Research, Civil Maps
avatar for Josh Hartung

Josh Hartung

Co-Founder & CEO, PolySync
Josh Hartung is the CEO and Co-Founder of PolySync, the company that is building an operating system on the forefront of the autonomous car movement. Josh started PolySync because of insights he developed while working with some of the world’s most accomplished automated driving... Read More →
avatar for Satish Jha

Satish Jha

Chairman & CEO, XCube Communication
avatar for Rourke Pattulo

Rourke Pattulo

VP of UM Autonomy and Co-Founder of Michigan Applied Robotics Group (MARG), University of Michigan
avatar for Aniket Saha

Aniket Saha

Director CPU, ARM
avatar for Boris Shulkin

Boris Shulkin

Vice President, Research and Development, Magna International Inc.
Boris Shulkin was named Vice President for Magna International’s Corporate Engineering and Research & Development group in January 2014. In this role, Shulkin is responsible for technology incubation and product strategy, technical due diligence and intellectual property assessme... Read More →
avatar for Dave Tokic

Dave Tokic

VP Marketing & Strategic Partnerships, Algolux, Inc.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:00am - 12:30pm
McEnery Convention Center

9:15am

Keynote: The Organizational Psychology of the Internet of Things: How to Use Technology to Drive Behavioral Change

Smart connected products will redefine entire markets and the very nature of competition over the coming decade. Organizations attempting to build smart connected products across divisions, product portfolios, and markets are being faced with a stark reality: creating IoT projects are hard and building a long-term organizational competency around doing IoT projects with excellence is even harder. Based on real-world experience, this presentation covers five key behaviors that successful organizations exhibit along their digital transformation journey as they employ IoT technology solutions to drive behavioral change.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Benson

Mark Benson

Chief Technology Officer, Exosite
As Chief Technology Officer, Mark Benson navigates emerging Internet of Things developments and leads the company’s technology strategy to fuel its industry leadership and growth. Prior to joining Exosite in 2012, Benson was the director of software strategy at Logic PD, where he was responsible for leading software product development and setting the overall software strategy for the company. Over the course of his career, Benson has led highly-creative and multi-disciplined teams in the development of advanced embedded product designs for industrial, medical, aerospace, military and consumer industries. Additionally, he has authored the book... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
McEnery Convention Center

10:00am

EH1: Remote and Inaccessible Wireless Sensor Strategy to Achieve IoT Long Life Battery Goals

While most IoT attention is focused on high-volume markets served by standards-based solutions, many large market niches exist for where it is crucial to support wireless sensor units which have batteries that are difficult to replace based on how the product is used or physically located e.g., units that are underground or hard-to-reach atop utility poles or buildings. These sensors must operate over extended periods without battery replacement.  This session will examine the special needs of wireless applications using coin cell and energy harvesting powered devices.


Speakers
HM

Herman Morales

Business Development Manager, Microsemi Corporation
Herman Morales is a Technical Business Development Manager for Micosemi Corporation™s Ultra Low-Power Medical Products. He has been with Microsemi for the past 4 years in various technical and business development functions ranging from Ultra Low-Power Transceivers to Wi-Fi Front... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom H

10:00am

EM1: Minimizing the Complexity of Hardware, Code, and Cloud Development for Embedded Devices

To develop and deploy wireless embedded devices usually requires outside developers for hardware, code development, and a cloud development and implementation.  This session describes a new generation of integrated development suites that make it possible.


Speakers
avatar for Mihir Dani

Mihir Dani

Engineering Manager, Anaren, Inc.
Mihir Dani is currently Manager of Applications Engineering for Anaren’s IOT Group. Mihir has significant experience architecting and developing IOT/Connected Product solutions, M2M communications, and end-product certifications. Mihir has worked with Anaren Microwave since 2009 and has been involved with the AIR product line since its introduction. Working as an Embedded Firmware Engineer with LPRF radios has allowed Mihir to learn the intricate protocol and software specifications for wireless, DSP and microcontrollers -- and has energized his passion for new product... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211C

10:00am

ET1: A Market Forecast for Sensors in Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence Technologies

Alexis Macklin will discuss different devices as well as different Human-machine interaction (HMI) sensor technologies, including touch sensor, voice command, gesture control, eye-tracking, motion sensor, short range wireless and other sensors.  She will also share a projection of the market forecast until 2021.

 


Speakers
avatar for Alexis Macklin

Alexis Macklin

Analyst, Greenlight Insights


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

10:00am

IoT1: How 5G Enables IoT
While the vision for IoT has been well defined, implementations have not lived up to expectations. One key reason is that lack of wide area network coverage that is cost effective for the service provider and network bandwidth efficient for the carrier. Changes in the 3GPP standards for 5G will change many of the dynamics of providing long-range connectivity beginning with trials in late 2017 and full network deployments by 2019. This presentation will discuss the challenges facing many IoT applications in terms of connectivity and how future wireless networks will overcome many of those challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Krewell

Kevin Krewell

Principal Analyst, TIRIAS Research
Most recently Kevin Krewell was a senior analyst at The Linley Group and a senior editor of Microprocessor Report. He has spent nine years at MPR in a variety of roles, contributing numerous articles on Mobile SoCs, PC processors, graphics processors, server processors, CPU IP cores, and related technology. For The Linley Group he co-authored reports that analyzed market positioning and technical features of the various vendor products. Kevin has more than 25 years of industry experience in both engineering and marketing positions. Before joining The Linley Group, he was Director of Strategic Marketing at Nvidia, a leader in PC graphics processors, and also Director of Technical Marketing at Raza Microelectronics (now part of Broadcom), a vendor of embedded multicore processors. Kevin spent more than a decade at AMD in roles including technical marketing manager and field application engineer. He also understands the needs of engineers, having spent 10 years in product design at several smaller companies. By the end of this period, he achieved the level of Manager of Hardware Engineering at Esprit Systems. Kevin earned a... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

10:00am

MEMS1: MEMS Sensors: What's Next?

With the legacy MEMS (accelerometers, gyrometers, pressure sensors) being commoditized, all eyes are looking for new sensors capable of restoring margins and allowing the industry to keep growing. This presentation will review current trends in MEMS sensors and will provide a glimpse at ongoing developments at CEA Leti, one of the biggest R&D centers worldwide in this domain.


Speakers
avatar for Jean-Philippe Polizzi

Jean-Philippe Polizzi

MEMS Program Manager, CEA Leti
Jean-Philippe Polizzi has been involved for more than 20 years in the field of microsystem based products developments in different companies and R&D institutes. At SAGEM, he participated to micromachined pressure sensors and accelerometers development for the automotive market... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom G

10:00am

NSA1: Addressing Agtech and Food Industry Challenges with Sensors

One of the challenges of the sensors industry for agriculture and food applications is its fragmentation. We are witnessing a proliferation of environmental, optical, inertial, or gas sensors enabled by new technology developments and increased availability of AgTech and FoodTech funding. There is now a sensor for everything! It is easy to become lost in this ocean of sensor experiments, but this session has the answers to what’s missing in the “operating system” of how those sensors will collectively transform the ag-food chain from seed to mouth.

 


Speakers
avatar for Rob O'Reilly

Rob O'Reilly

Senior Member Technical Staff, Analog Devices


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211D

10:00am

SensorTile Hands-On Workshop: Learn How to Jump-Start Your Next IoT Design with the SensorTile: A Development Platform with Bluetooth® Smart and 10 Degrees of Freedom

Presenter: STMicroelectronics team

This hands-on workshop will show you how to simplify the integration of sensors, low energy Bluetooth®-smart connectivity, a low-power microcontroller and sensor fusion libraries into your next IoT design using the SensorTile development kit. 

[Note: included in VIP, Gold, and Main Conference Passes only.] 


Speakers
avatar for Francesco Doddo

Francesco Doddo

IoT Systems Development Team Manager, Americas Region, STMicroelectronics
Francesco Doddo is Manager of the IoT (Internet of Things) Systems Development team for STMicroelectronics in the US, Canada, and Latin America, and has held this position since it was created in early 2017. | Doddo began his career at STMicroelectronics in 2000 on an R&D team in Catania, Italy. He rose to a technical marketing position before moving to manage... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 1:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:00am

IoT Ecosystem
Schedule
  • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM The Survey Says: A Review of Survey Results on the IoT and Analytics Market James Brehm
As Yogi Berra said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” But if you want to know where the IoT market is heading and you believe in “the wisdom of crowds,” this survey review could be your window on tomorrow.
  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Intelligence at the Edge: A Case Study Jeff Clemow
  • 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM Sensor Spotlight Demo #1 Kurt Larson, David Scinto
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Why Projects Fail: An Inquest Panel of IoT Moderator: James Brehm Panelists: Kevin Blakely, Scott Schwalbe, Ben Dolmar
IoT projects can be both complicated and time-sensitive. Smart decisions regarding hardware, software, connectivity, and development tools can help developers avoid dead ends and keep projects on deadline.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM Hello, I Want to Buy Some IoT: How Enterprises Purchase Moderator: James Brehm Panelists: Randall Restle, Matt Rose
Largely due to its growth and changing nature, IoT is a relatively non-commoditized field. There are many factors that can impact the value of IoT components and services that companies should be aware of to successfully compete in the field
  • 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM Intelligence in the Cloud: A Case Study Jeff Liebel
By connecting widely scattered sensors and systems, the IoT enables creation of vast, intelligent systems. These can rely on either centralized or decentralized intelligence to make fast, highly efficient decisions and support exponential growth.
  • 4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Is Cellular Right for Your Application? Moderator: James Brehm Panelists: Scott Schwalbe, Manuel Botija, Erik Varney
Cellular connectivity is reliable, simple, and available virtually everywhere. With the advent of new services like Cat M-1, it is more affordable than ever and has very modest power requirements making it ideal for many, but not all, IoT applications. Explore the criteria for determining whether cellular is your best choice.
  • 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM Decision Criteria for Moving Your Sensed Data to Someone That Cares John Young

Moderators
avatar for Kurt Larson

Kurt Larson

CTO, NimbeLink
Kurt Larson is a strong technology leader and innovator with demonstrated ability to commercialize technologies that result in award winning products. He is well recognized as an industry expert in M2M communications and embedded products. Kurt brings over 10 years of experience in new product development and product... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Blakely

Kevin Blakely

Director of Sales (Western Region), Taoglas
avatar for Manuel Botija

Manuel Botija

IoT Product Marketing, Sequans
Manuel Botija manages IoT product marketing at Sequans, a market and technology leader in the LTE chipset industry. Manuel is an evangelizer of LTE technologies and thrives discussing with IoT Makers about their best connectivity solution. Manuel combines marketing and business instincts with strong technical background in semiconductors and telecommunications. Before joining Sequans, Manuel was running EMEA Applications Engineering at Stretch Inc (now part of Exar Corporation). Manuel graduated at Universidad... Read More →
avatar for James Brehm

James Brehm

Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates
avatar for Jeff Clemow

Jeff Clemow

VP, Sales, Telit
Jeff is VP of Sales for Telit with over 33 years of leadership experience in the M2M/IoT space.  Prior to joining Telit, Jeff led Cellular Channel Sales for Digi International with a focus to drive Cellular connectivity and platform services for M2M solutions.  He gained his cellular knowledge during his tenure with Sprint, where he led a variety of successful teams around development, marketing and technical sales of cellular solutions to the business... Read More →
avatar for Ben Dolmar

Ben Dolmar

Director of Software Development, Nerdery
avatar for Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl

President, IoT Group, Anaren, Inc.
avatar for Randall Restle

Randall Restle

Vice President, Applications Engineering, Digi-Key
As vice president of applications engineering, Randall Restle is responsible for managing Digi-Key’s Applications Engineering Department. Randall’s role is to assess, design and direct a structure of skilled application engineers, technicians and management personnel to lead... Read More →
avatar for Matt Rose

Matt Rose

Regional Sales Executive, Get-Wireless
• Matt Rose is the regional sales executive covering the Rocky Mountain, Southwestern U.S. and Western Canada region for GetWireless. He has twenty-five years experience in field support, RF test & assembly, quality, and reliability. He holds an MSEE in Microwave Engineering from... Read More →
avatar for Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe

CEO, NimbeLink
History of building profitable businesses and successful teams, with 15 years executive leadership experience. Leadership and team building skills developed while serving 20 years in US Navy, executive operations and business development roles at Celestica, HDM, and Logic PD. Sco... Read More →
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David Scinto

Technical Sales, PMC Engineering
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Erik Varney

Regional Data Sales Manager, Verizon Wireless
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John Young

CIO, NimbeLink


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 5:45pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:00am - 6:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

Embedded Live Theater
Schedule
  • 10:15-10:45am RTOS Fundamentals Using FreeRTOS Jacob Beningo
Real-time Operating Systems (RTOS) are becoming a core component in every embedded system. This session will cover what an RTOS is and why a developer should use one. Attendees will walk away withan understanding on how to create tasks and synchronize them using semaphores, mutexes, message queues and event flags.
  • 11:00-11:30am Embedded Machine Learning Accelerating Innovation for the IoT Long-Tail Nicolas Sauvage
This session will review how best Embedded Machine Learning with Sensing Fusion can enable the upcoming innovative use-cases from the highly fragmented IoT single-digit developers long-tail.
  • 11:45am-12:15pm Skunkworks Engineering: Rapid Prototyping Towards the Modular Smartphone, Project Ara Andrew Meyer - LeafLabs
LeafLabs joined Project Ara before it was clear what exactly a modular smartphone should be or even could be. LeafLabs helped to reimagine the digital architecture of the smartphone as a network of communicating modules. In 7 months, a working form-factor prototype was built using 7 FPGAs. This session will present some of the key early challenges behind Project Ara and argue that rapid, iterative prototyping is key to success on skunkworks projects.
  • 12:30-1:00pm Ultra-Fast, Highly Sensitive Printed Moisture Sensors for High-Speed Sensing Applications Vijaya Kayastha - Brewer Science
An ultra-fast, printed moisture sensor, with high moisture sensitivity, will be presented. These carbon-based, resistive-type sensors have almost instantaneous response to humidity fluctuation, with a response time ofless than 10 milliseconds. They are able to detect moisture at a trace level of < 100 ppm, can operate atultra-low power (<30 pW), have a flexible form factor, can be printed on any surface, and can be integrated with many existing devices.
  • 1:15-1:45pm IoT Sensors Needs New Components - Why Existing Memory Device Architectures Aren’t Good Enough Bård M. Pedersen
Previously, memory specifications accommodated the needs of desktop PCs. Energy consumption wasnot an issue with outlet power. Mobile computing made battery life essential, new semiconductors provided groundbreaking energy efficiency. The IoT represents another revolution of embedded systemswith reduced energy consumption mandatory. Semiconductor memories are trailing other system components. This session examines the requirements for efficient IoT memory, tracks technological progress and looks at trade-offs between existing and new memory architectures.
  • 2:00-2:30pm The Transformative Power of Cellular IoT for Embedded Sensor Applications Quinn Jones - Digi International

The release of the new 3GPP standards for LTE-M/Cat-M1 and NB-IoT, are already having a transformative effect on market applications for embedded sensors that will make getting to market easier, more reliable, secure, and cost effective than ever before; changing the game for the way we will interact with devices.  This discussion will help developers understand the new tools and capabilities with this uniquely enabling technology that is helping OEMs unleash innovation.

  • 3:30-4:00pm Jump-Start Your Next IoT Design with the SensorTile Francesco Doddo
This session will show you how to simplify the integration of sensors, low-energy Bluetooth Smart connectivity, a low-power microcontroller and sensor fusion libraries into your next IoT design using the SensorTile development kit.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo

President, Beningo Embedded Group
Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their businesses by improving product quality, cost and time to market. He has published more than 200 articles on embedded software developm... Read More →
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Francesco Doddo

IoT Systems Development Team Manager, Americas Region, STMicroelectronics
Francesco Doddo is Manager of the IoT (Internet of Things) Systems Development team for STMicroelectronics in the US, Canada, and Latin America, and has held this position since it was created in early 2017. | Doddo began his career at STMicroelectronics in 2000 on an R&D team in Catania, Italy. He rose to a technical marketing position before moving to manage... Read More →
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Quinn Jones

Senior Business Development Manager, Digi International
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Vijaya Kayastha

Lead Engineer, Brewer Science
Vijaya Kayastha is a Device Development Engineer, Team Leader at Brewer Science. He joined Brewer Science in 2008, and is currently leading sensor research and development effort at Brewer Science. Dr. Kayastha earned a Ph. D. in Engineering Physics from Michigan Technological Un... Read More →
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Andrew Meyer

CEO, LeafLabs
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Bård M. Pedersen

Director of Technology, Adesto Technologies
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Nicolas Sauvage

Senior Director, Ecosystem Marketing, InvenSense Inc.
Nicolas Sauvage is Sr. Director of Ecosystem, responsible for all strategic relationships, including Google and Qualcomm, and other HW/SW/System companies. He is also responsible for strategic and market-driven goal-setting of our SensorStudio developer program, and driving select partnerships with SoC sensor hub platforms. Prior to joining InvenSense, Nicolas was part of NXP Software management team, responsible for worldwide sales, as well as for... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:15am - 4:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

Medical Sensors Design Theater
The Medical Sensors Design Theater is a focused area of education designed to drive sensors development andinnovation in medical and healthcare applications.

Schedule:
  • 10:15-10:45am Enhancing Reliability of Medical Sensors and Electronics Using Parylenes Rakesh Kumar, Ph.D.
Parylene vapor phase coatings offer unique characteristics for sensor applications that are not available byother polymeric materials. This session highlights the role that Parylenes have played and their potentialto enhance the reliability of various sensors and electronics used in medical applications. In addition, itdescribes a new development for protection of various sensors and associated electronics from solvent,gasoline, corrosive vapors, moisture and other harsh environmental effects.

  • 11:00-11:30am  Permanent Magnets 101: What's Really Important? Eric Mueller
Permanent magnets are essential components found in numerous sensor types and applications. In thissession, the main types of current permanent magnet materials and processing steps will be reviewedtogether with the latest developments in materials and novel manufacturing technologies. An update of thepatent situation regarding NdFeB magnets will be presented. In addition, the major applications and marketdrivers for permanent magnets will be discussed.

  • 11:45am-12:15pm Quasi Piezoelectric Ballistocardiography Sensors and IoT Platform Sky Christopherson
Sky Christopherson, Olympic athlete and world record holder in cycling, introduces Emfit’s ferro-electretsensor and IoT platform. The system collects remotely, using Wi-Fi or 3G networks, in real-time sleepingperson’s heart rate, heart rate variability, breathing rate, and movement activity. The sensor is non-contactand installs under mattresses. The system also provides sleep staging and comprehensive stress andrecovery analysis and it is used widely by professional athletes and health care professionals. Emfit is lookingfor new applications for their system in the future, such as car seats.

  • 12:30-1:00pm Secure Authenticators Answer the Call to Protect Medical Device Endpoints Scott Jones
Medical device endpoints such as probes, sensors, and surgical tools typically have multiple application use requirements that drive the need for targeted and cost effective secure functionality. With 30 years of experience, Maxim has delivered approximately 800 million Secure Authenticators to the medical device market to address use management, quality assurance, and counterfeit prevention. This presentation will cover the cryptographic functionality of Secure Authenticators, use case examples, and a reference demo. 

  • 1:15-1:45pm How New Features in Digital Temperature Sensors are Revolutionizing the Safety and Reliabilityof Electronic Products Bryce Morgan
Almost daily, the news discusses some electronic product overheating, causing potentially catastrophicproblems. While an overly hot product can, of course, cause problems, the correct thermal management ofthe inevitable heat should be a part of sensible and prudent product design. This session explains internaluser-programmable registers contained in Digital Output (I2C protocol) temperature sensors, as well as thetwo main issues when using these registers and possible design solutions.

  • 2:00-2:45pm Medical Sensors Startup Panel Moderator: Bunny Ellerin Panelists: Steve Goldberg, Jonathan Gunn, Vahram Mouradian
Join a panel of some of the most exciting startups in the sensors industry. Learn how they've gone through different stages of the startup process, from research and development to funding to potential commercialization. With personal experiences spanning across these different stages, the Panel aims to provide great insight into how the sensors industry is transforming with new startups being born every day. 

  • 2:45-3:15pm Medical Sensors Startup Pitchfire Moderator: Bunny Ellerin Participants: Yogendra Bobra, Laura McIntosh, PhD, Anders Pers, Vlad Savchenko, Howard Tseng, Fereydoun Taslimi
Following the panel, a group of selected startups will have a few minutes to pitch their technology or idea to the audience and panel of judges. 

  • 3:30-4:30pm Tackling the Need for Better Temperature Sensors in Medical Devices Herbert E. Dwyer
Medical devices continue to become more complex, require many functions to be performed in ever smaller packages and the law of physics is now at work. The drive to less invasive, lower cost and re-use or non-reuse devices that have to be sterilized in steam or chemicals is making it much harder to use the standard selection of plastics, electronics or even achieve the intended objectives of the device itself. Recent experiences in packaging three thermocouples into a 0.040” needle of 10” in length that is not grounded and intrinsically safe for use in an operating theater or even in an out patient setting demonstrated that challenge. This session will discuss some of the challenges and results: design approach, packaging issues, finding the right materials and driving the cost down as we move towards clinical trials. Secondarily, we need to think of volumes and how to ramp such small devices to larger volumes within a budget. 

Moderators
avatar for Bunny Ellerin

Bunny Ellerin

Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, Columbia Business School
Bunny is the Director of the Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program at Columbia Business School, where she handles a variety of strategic, curricular, and industry outreach initiatives, working closely with students, faculty and staff members, and alumni. | | She is also the co-founder and president of NYC Health Business Leaders (NYCHBL), a professional community dedicated to building a healthcare ecosystem in the New York region. The organization fosters collaboration across sectors and brings together the best minds to discuss important issues and spur innovation. NYCHBL holds quarterly events on cutting-edge topics and counts nearly 3,000 senior executives within its network. | | Bunny sits on the board of The Fund for Public Health NYC, an independent, nonprofit organization that connects the NYC Health Department with public and private sector partners to build public health programs that make our city healthier and safer. She also serves as an advisor to several private, venture-backed companies including Context Matters, Vitalis, and Metamason. | | Bunny received a BA in Political Science from Columbia University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Shortly after graduation from HBS, she founded the Harvard Business School Healthcare Alumni Association, which she built into one of the largest alumni organizations at HBS. The Ellerin Alumni Achievement Award was created to commemorate... Read More →

Speakers
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Yogendra Bobra

Co-Founder, Omnyk Inc.
avatar for Sky Christopherson

Sky Christopherson

Olympic Athlete & World Record Holder, EMFIT
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Herbert Dwyer

COO/CTO, NANMAC
avatar for Steve Goldberg

Steve Goldberg

Operating Partner, Venrock
avatar for Jonathan Gunn

Jonathan Gunn

Co-Founder, Briteseed, LLC
avatar for Scott Jones

Scott Jones

Executive Director of Embedded Security, Maxim Integrated
Scott Jones is Executive Director of Embedded Security at Maxim Integrated, where he leads a team responsible for secure authentication products. With more than 15 years at Maxim Integrated, Scott is responsible for product line management and end-customer business develo... Read More →
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Rakesh Kumar

Vice President of Technology, Specialty Coating Systems
avatar for Laura McIntosh

Laura McIntosh

CEO & Co-Founder, EmPowerYu
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Bryce Morgan

Product Marketing Manager, Mixed-Signal Linear Design, Microchip
avatar for Vahram Mouradian

Vahram Mouradian

Founder & CEO, Sensogram Technologies, Inc., Wearable Biosensors
avatar for Eric Mueller

Eric Mueller

New Business Development Manager, Magnet Applications
avatar for Anders Pers

Anders Pers

Chief Marketing Officer, Sculpt
avatar for Vlad Savchenko

Vlad Savchenko

CEO, SoundOfMotion
avatar for Fereydoun Taslimi

Fereydoun Taslimi

Founder, Sensorscall
avatar for Kuo-Hao

Kuo-Hao "Howard" Tseng

Integration Engineer, VenoSense


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:15am - 4:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

Sensors Live Theater
Schedule
  • 10:15-10:45am CS-FET: Chemical Sensitive Field Effect Transistor Dr. Hossain Fahad - Research Lead, BSAC
CS-FETs are silicon channel transistors with the traditional gate stack replaced by ultra-thin films of metal and/or metal oxides. The work-function and surface charges of these films are readily manipulated upon exposure to target gas species. I will show how such changes in the sensing film results in a strong modulation of the underlying transistor current, enabling high detection sensitivity; and functionalizing individual transistors in an array with different chemical sensing films can enable a selective detection with multiplexed gas sensing.
  • 11:00-11:30am Fiber Optic Temperature Sensors Outperform Thermocouples and RTDs in Challenging Environments Jeffrey Fisher - Application Engineer, Micronor Inc.
Gallium-Arsenide based (GaAs) fiber optic temperature sensors offer an inherent absolute, high precision temperature measurement in the most difficult environments. Their entirely non-metallic and passive optical design allows for a vast amount of applications such as high voltage, microwave, radiation, sensitive medical or laboratory conditions, hazardous locations, and extreme magnetic fields. In these settings, conventional thermocouples and RTDs are incompatible and, sometimes, dangerous. This presentation will explain the sensors’ design, illustrate both standard and application-specific sensor configurations, and introduce the new FOTEMP1-OEM-MNT; a low cost, single-channel signal conditioner aimed at seamlessly integrating fiber optic temperature sensing into any industrial control system or OEM instrumentation. We hope to see you there!
  • 11:45am-12:15pm Dr. Sensor - Makes Sensor Sense Shawfu Chen - President, Dr. Sensor
Dr. Sensor is a provider of customized sensor-based solutions. Dr. Sensor’s sensor-based controller is a unique platform which integrates multiple sensors and controller functions to form one single solution unit to satisfy your sensor’s needs. This is an introduction to our company and our solutions.
  • 12:30-1:00pm Sensors Upgrade Electric Switchgear Safety Alan Hansford - RFMicron
Careful temperature monitoring of electric power distribution switchgear is essential for its safe operation and to protect human life. Smart Passive Sensing technology protects critical switchgear equipment by alerting on temperature increases that point to impending failures. Battery-free,maintenance-free, wireless sensors come in sizes even for the hard-to-reach places.
  • 1:15-1:45pm Get Ready to Immerse Yourself in Virtual Reality Edoardo Gallizio - Product Marketing Manager, STMicro
ST Sensor Tile, the miniaturized development platform running high-quality & robust sensor fusionalgorithms, delivers immersive, high performance virtual reality experiences. Leveraging on ultra-low,high performance STM32L4 and unique accuracy provided by LSM6DSM + LSM303AGR, Sensor Tile can accelerate the time to market and enable a complete solution for the consumer of Industrial applications.
  • 2:00-2:30pm Structural Health Monitoring: Real World Applications Jeffrey Bergman - Acellent
Structural health monitoring (SHM) is a new technology being explored by the industry to improve thereliability of structures and reduce operational costs. Such systems are expected to reduce the need for maintenance actions and improve design efficiency. The core of this technology is self-sufficient systemsfor automated monitoring of structures. This session will provide an overview of SHM products developedat Acellent Technologies, Inc. along with emerging applications.
  • 3:00-4:00pm Startup Review Liz Kerton - Executive Director, Autotech Council
A handpicked selection of startup companies reveal innovations that are set to shake up the automotive industry. These entrepreneurs will take to the stage to share their visions for the future of the vehicle and mobility.
  • 4:00pm Sensors Magazine Prize Drawing
Find out if you’re a lucky winner of a Google Home from dropping your postcard or ticket off at the Sensors Magazine booth # 846! Note: must be present to win.
  • 4:00pm Best of Sensors Expo 2017 Awards Ceremony

Speakers
avatar for Jeffrey Bergman

Jeffrey Bergman

Director of Engineer Marketing, Acellent
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Shawfu Chen

President, Dr. Sensor
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Dr. Hossain Fahad

Research Lead, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)
Dr. Hossain Fahad received his PhD in Electrical Engineering from KAUST in 2014. He is currently a post-doctoral researcher leading the work on CS-FET gas sensors with Prof. Ali Javey at BSAC, UC Berkeley. He has authored more than 20 journal publications and his expertise is in... Read More →
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Jeffrey Fisher

Application Engineer, Micronor Inc
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Edoardo Gallizio

Marketing Manager, ST Microelectronics
Edoardo Gallizio is Manager of the Microsystems (MEMS and Sensors) Product marketing team for STMicroelectronics in the US, Canada, and Latin America; He was born in Savona, Italy, in 1978. He received a  Master degree in Telecommunication Engineering  from Politecnico of Milano, in 2003. In 2004, he joined STMicroelectronics and, for eight years, he... Read More →
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Alan Hansford

VP of Marketing and Business Development, RFMicron
avatar for Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton

Executive Director, Autotech Council
Liz Kerton is a technology and telecom marketing expert with a 20-year entrepreneurial history - from retail and wholesale to online and manufacturing. Building on 15 years' experience working with telecom companies, successfully marketing and launching many new services, new pro... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 10:15am - 4:30pm
McEnery Convention Center

11:00am

EH2: Battery-Free Wireless Embedded Strain Sensing - Technology Advancements and Application Examples

The session will explain RFID battery-free RFID sensing and related technologies such as long-life battery assisted RFID sensing and RFID battery assisted data logging sensing. Discover the recent technology advancements that allow for very small strain signals to be read by a small battery-free sensor. Attendees will explore technology strengths and weaknesses relative to different "breakthrough." Real-life examples of battery-free wireless sensor applications will be described.


Speakers
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Scott Dalgleish

CEO, Phase IV Engineering
Scott Dalgleish is the CEO at Phase IV Engineering.  Phase IV is a recognized leader in battery-free RFID wireless sensors, battery-powered wireless sensors, wireless data loggers, and custom-engineered wireless sensors. Scott has been with Phase IV for 9 years and was the COO at Phase IV prior to taking the CEO role three years ago... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom H

11:00am

EM2: Getting Started with an RTOS on the Raspberry Pi
There's a lot of dogma and disinformation around using an RTOS. When, if at all, is one needed? Aren't they complex, greedy, expensive? How or where do I start? This session will introduce the key concepts behind a RTOS, typical features, development tools and system requirements. eCosPro on Raspberry Pi will be used as a rapid prototyping platform to illustrate determinism, drivers and more, before migrating in moments to a highly constrained Cortex-M. Glorified super-loop be gone!

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Morris

Daniel Morris

Sales & Marketing Director, eCosCentric
Daniel brings to eCosCentric a sharp customer focus honed over the last 19 years in high volume consumer electronics and software sales. His commercial expertise, intimate knowledge of the embedded market and eCos experience are a great asset to eCosCentric. Prior to joining eCosCentric, Daniel worked for Red Hat, Sony, Hewlett Packard (now Agilent) and Fujitsu. He was responsible for Red Hat's OEM... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211C

11:00am

ET2: Deep Learning Based Vision AI for Emotion Recognition from Facial Micro-Expressions

This session will reveal a novel use of Convolutional Neural Networks (CNNs) as a Deep Learning architecture towards the creation of a facial expression recognition vocabulary. Understand how this new approach allows the vision AI algorithm to accurately read micro-expressions in real-time, and generate a wealth of invaluable behavioral data that is easy to digest and parse into other processes or applications. Discover a number of current industry verticals that are benefiting today from integrating emotion recognition technology into their commercial applications to amplify context awareness; and subsequently, enhance users experiences through a better Ambient Intelligence.


Speakers
avatar for Modar Alaoui

Modar Alaoui

Founder and CEO, Eyeris
Modar is a tech entrepreneur and expert in Artificially Intelligent vision technologies, Deep Learning and Ambient Intelligence. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, the worldwide leading Deep Learning-based emotion recognition software. The company's flagship product EmoVu... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

11:00am

IoT2: City-Scale Sensor Networks & Real World Challenges

Forward-thinking leaders of cities all over the world, big and small, are considering the potential of Internet of Things and Big Data technologies to fundamentally transform the services provided by cities. They're plotting a shift from after-the-fact problem management to proactive sense and respond. Deploying city-wide sensor networks, however, presents some difficult practical challenges of Integration, Maintenance, Scalability, Reliability, Security, Privacy and more. Uncover real-world stories, challenges and lessons from deploying thousands of wireless sensors across San Francisco, Montreal, Washington DC and other North American cities.


Speakers
avatar for Matt Willenbrink

Matt Willenbrink

VP, Marketing, Fybr
Matt is Vice President of Branding at Fybr, overseeing the company's product and sales communications. Before joining Fybr in 2016, Matt was a Digital Strategist for Momentum Worldwide, providing digital thought leadership to brands such as Microsoft, Kraft Foods, and Monsanto.Throughout his career, he has worked with multi-national clients and early adopters of emergent and disruptive technologies with a proven track record of creating enhanced market presence and new business, combined with new product... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

11:00am

MEMS2: Disruptive MEMS Temperature Sensing Technology for IoTs

Smart buildings and mobile health are, at first sight, two different trends within IoT. However, at sensor level they converge into a stringent need for disruptive technology.  Accurate body temperature measurement, for example, is harsh - thermal conditions are out of reach for state-of-the-art sensors. Emerging smart building applications will require accurate and stable thermal arrays with sufficient resolution (e.g. 30x30 pixels) at an affordable price point. People detection, counting, localization and thermal signature of the environment are crucial as input for smart lighting, HVAC and fire detection purposes. Melexis will highlight in this session its disruptive MEMS thermopile technologies with huge consequences for aforementioned markets. The session includes a demo of world's first mobile medical temperature sensor and thermal array for IoTs as described above.


Speakers
avatar for Wouter Leten

Wouter Leten

Global Technology Scouting and Innovation Manager, Melexis
Mr. Wouter Leten received his Master degree in Electrical Engineering from University of Leuven in 2007. He has been part of Melexis' semiconductor sensor development team for almost 10 years, working on a broad portfolio of sensing products such as current sensors, electronic co... Read More →
avatar for Sam Maddalena

Sam Maddalena

VP Corporate Strategy, Emerging Markets, Melexis


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom G

11:00am

NSA2: Array of Things and the Waggle Platform: Instruments for Urban Measurement and Analysis

Based on Argonne's Waggle embedded sensing and computing platform, Array of Things is in the process of installing a 500-node sensor and deep-learning platform with the City of Chicago, with plans to expand to at least 20 more cities in 2017.  The platform is unique in providing not only sensor data collection but deep learning for in-situ analysis of camera, microphone, and sensor data in real time.


Speakers
avatar for Charles Catlett

Charles Catlett

Senior Computer Scientist, Argonne National Laboratory and University of Chicago
Charlie Catlett is the founding director of the Urban Center for Computation and Data, UrbanCCD, an interdisciplinary center that explores science-based approaches to understanding, designing, and sustainably operating cities, applying expertise, tools, and resources from computa... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211D

1:30pm

EH3: Zero Pin Sensors - The Path to Self-Powered Sensor Nodes

A self-powered system affords the user tremendous freedom when commissioning a new wireless sensor network.  Without the concern for periodic maintenance, sensors can be placed in areas which are impractical or unaffordable to access, opening the door to a new world of sensor system development.  Maintenance costs can also be virtually eliminated with extended lifetime sensors.  In body worn applications, self-powered sensors eliminate the need for battery maintenance thus increasing the user satisfaction with the product.  Attendees will review methods to significantly reduce the power consumption of a wireless sensor node, in some cases by an order of magnitude or more.


Speakers
avatar for Michelle Farrington

Michelle Farrington

Director, Energy Harvesting Platform Development, Analog Devices
Michelle Farrington is responsible for the Energy Harvesting strategy at Analog Devices, focusing on providing system level power solutions for IoT sensors.  Prior to her work in Energy Harvesting, Michelle held various roles in manufacturing as well as new product and technology development in MEMS Inertial Sensors... Read More →
avatar for Paul Perrault

Paul Perrault

Staff Field Applications Engineer, Analog Devices Inc.
Paul Perrault is a Staff Field Applications Engineer based in Calgary, Canada. Since joining ADI in 2002, Paul has supported applications in consumer, industrial, health care, and instrumentation markets.  He holds a B. Sc. degree from the University of Saskatchewan, and an M. Sc. degree from Portland State University both in electrical engineering... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

1:30pm

EM3: RTOS Design Techniques for Sensor Based Systems

Embedded Systems are becoming more complex and requiring more advanced design techniques in order to maintain the systems real-time performance. Employing an RTOS is a good step towards managing real-time complexity but there are many pitfalls that developers can encounter such as priority inversions and deadline. In this session, attendees will learn not only about RTOS fundamentals but how to avoid common pitfalls using RTOS synchronization tools, how to debug an RTOS based system and how to properly manage memory.


Speakers
avatar for Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo

President, Beningo Embedded Group
Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their businesses by improving product quality, cost and time to market. He has published more than 200 articles on embedded software developm... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

1:30pm

ET3: A New Type of Neural Network for Anomaly Detection in Sensor Data

We are living in an area with an ever growing number of sensors, where streaming analytics and machine learning are critical.  But what does it take to automate stream processing?  How do we create machine learning models that can keep up with exploding numbers of data streams? This talk covers how to leverage HTM (Hierarchical Temporal Memory) - a new type of neural network - to create applications that learn in real time, automatically and without the need for data labeling.


Speakers
avatar for Marion Le Borgne

Marion Le Borgne

Senior Software Engineer, Numenta


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

1:30pm

IoT3: Get Your IoT Head Out of the Clouds and Into the Fog

Just as you are embracing the benefits of IoT Cloud computing, now solutions are transitioning to the Fog.  Should you?  This session will provide key trade-offs between various cloud and fog technologies. Understand development guidelines to differentiate between cloud and fog solutions and how to transition from a cloud solution to a fog solution. Development effort and strengths and weaknesses will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Robert Lutz

Robert Lutz

VP Marketing & Business Development, Systech Corporation
Robert Lutz is currently the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Systech Corporation where he is focused on connecting all things IoT. Robert is responsible for ecosystem partner relationships at Systech and oversees the development and launch of new IoT products. You can... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

1:30pm

MEMS3: Utilizing Ultra-Low Power MEMS Sensors to Realize Intelligent Real-Time Asset Health Monitoring

Attendees will explore how intelligent IoT asset health monitoring solutions involving ultra-low power MEMS sensors, placed on a variety of transportation methods, can provide real time insight into the condition of a shipment in order to mitigate revenue loss.


Speakers
avatar for Wayne Meyer

Wayne Meyer

MEMS Sensors Strategic Marketing, Analog Devices
Wayne Meyer provides Strategic Marketing for Analog Devices™ Inertial MEMS and Sensors Technology Group. He has previously held product engineering, product  management, and business development roles for microcontroller, microprocessor, and DSP solutions.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

1:30pm

NSA3: Solid State LiDAR: Enabling Mass Adoption in Multiple Industry Sectors

Demand for high resolution, long-range and high accuracy object detection capability in low visibility, are factors driving the development and adoption of LiDAR technology. Until recently, LiDAR systems were too bulky, expensive and had moving parts. Advancements by Quanergy’s solid state LiDAR have made sophisticated mapping, object detection, classification, and tracking possible with these compact sensors that will become ubiquitous, particularly in the transportation, security, industrial automation and 3D mapping sectors.


Speakers
avatar for Wade Appelman

Wade Appelman

VP Sales and Marketing, SensL


Wednesday June 28, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

2:00pm

WISE Program: Women in Sensor Engineering

Get inspired by female engineers involved in sensors and raise awareness of the contributions they make to the sensors community! This year's Program will feature an informative Keynote Presentation, Panel Discussion, Coaching & Mentoring Roundtables, and a Cocktail Reception!

 

SCHEDULE:

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM  | Introduction & Keynote

2:30 PM – 3:30 PM | WISE Panel Discussion

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM | Coaching & Mentoring Roundtables

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM | Cocktail Reception

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM | Attendees are welcome and encouraged to attend the SensorsFiesta Reception on the Show Floor for additional networking opportunities!


Moderators
avatar for Galya Stoeva

Galya Stoeva

Sales Manager, West Coast, USA, Okmetic
Galya Genova Stoeva brings 13 years of experience in the Semiconductor and Microelectronics industry holding key roles in strategic marketing, corporate branding, sales and business development. She started her career utilizing her engineering degree, working on Research and Deve... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Arienzo

Wendy Arienzo

VP, Operations, FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc.
Wendy Arienzo brings nearly 30 years of engineering and management experience in high tech industry to her current position with Fujifilm Dimatix where she is responsible for piezo MEMs inkjet device manufacturing. | | Previously, Arienzo was CEO of ArrayPower, a startup inverter manufacturer in the PV solar sector. She has worked at some of the leading companies in the technology industry, including IBM, Phillips and NXP Semiconductors where she has managed semiconductor manufacturing fabs and led process technology development efforts... Read More →
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Ana Bernal

Business Developer Software Partner Manager, Libelium
Ana Bernal, Libelium’s Business Development New Hardware and Software Partners, has a wide experience on business development managing projects in technology sector in companies such as Innotec Group or IBM working in international contexts.At Libelium, she is in charge of search... Read More →
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Tanya Monsef Bunger

Global Executive Coach
Tanya Monsef Bunger is an executive coach and global business consultant with 25+ years of Silicon Valley high tech, startups and non-profit business success in the areas of finance, marketing and strategy. She has coached and delivered programs with leaders from 40+ countries. She designs leadership training, leads workshops, provides one-on-one coaching, and facilitates conversations to clients around the world. She speaks globally about the power of leading from authenticity as a way to create harmony in the workplace. She is Dean's Executive Professor, Leavey School of Business at Santa Clara University (SCU), CA. | | Tanya is active in global leadership projects: Board for Global... Read More →
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Jessica Gomez

Founder & CEO, Rogue Valley Microdevices
As founder and CEO of Rogue Valley Microdevices, Jessica Gomez has created a world-class precision MEMS foundry and wafer fab in the heart of Southern Oregon. Integral to her role as CEO, Ms. Gomez practices a business philosophy of offering custom design, best-in-class process technology and... Read More →
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Mary Ann Maher

CEO and Founder, SoftMEMS
Dr. Mary Ann Maher received her PhD from Caltech in 1989 in the area of semiconductor device modeling. She pursued post doctoral studies at the CSEM in Neuchatel, Switzerland, where she studied analog memories and low power analog ICs with on-chip sensors for artificial vision applications. At Tanner Research she began the simulation and modeling group and launched... Read More →
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Charlene Marini

VP Business Development, ARM
Charlene is responsible for driving strategic growth opportunities for ARM in IoT. With extensive experience launching and growing new business initiatives, cultivating partnerships and developing technology and business ecosystems, Charlene is excited to work with stakeholders across ecosystems to realize the value of the IoT. She joined ARM in 2004 and has held various marketing and business development roles within the company over the past 12 years. Prior to ARM, Charlene was a SoC design... Read More →
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Alissa Fitzgerald, Ph.D

A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Dr. Fitzgerald founded A.M. Fitzgerald & Associates, LLC (“AMFitzgerald”), a MEMS and sensors solutions company, in 2003. She has over 20 years of engineering experience in MEMS design, fabrication, and product development, and has personally developed more than a dozen MEMS... Read More →
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Petrina Zaraszczak

Director Global Key Accounts, TE Sensor Solutions Sales and Business Development, TE Connectivity
Petrina Zaraszczak is Director, Global Key Accounts, Sensor Solutions at TE Connectivity. She joined TE Sensor Solutions (TESS) two years ago as the Director, Industrial Vertical Market following a role with Honeywell as Global Product Line Director. She has held previous positio... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

2:00pm

STM32 Hands-On Workshop: Simplifying Cloud Connectivity for Embedded Devices

Presenter: STMicroelectronics team

 

The workshop will use an STM32L4 IoT Discovery Kit to demonstrate how simple it is to connect to AWS Cloud Services and enable you to start exploring your own innovative IoT ideas! The board features wireless connectivity and an array of sensors showcasing our cloud connectivity features.

[Note: included in VIP, Gold, and Main Conference Passes only.] 


Speakers
avatar for Badreddine Baroudi

Badreddine Baroudi

Microcontroller (MCU) Field Applications Engineer, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics
Badreddine Baroudi is an MCU Field Applications Engineer at STMicroelectronics and has held this position since February 2016. | | Baroudi began his career in 2009 in the Microcontroller division of STMicroelectronics as an applications engineer developing a broad range of microcontroller-based applications. These included Audio, USB, Cryptography, and Networking products, using a range of wireless and serial protocols. He also worked to support... Read More →
avatar for Vikas Manocha

Vikas Manocha

Microcontroller (MCU) Field Application Engineer, Microcontroller Division, STMicroelectronics
Vikas Manocha is an STM32 Microcontroller Field Application Engineer at STMicroelectronics and has held this position since October 2015. | | Manocha began his career as an application engineer in ST’s Microcontroller group in 2003. He moved to the Computer Peripherals group in 2006, where he was initially responsible for driver development and then for silicon validation of... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:00pm - 5:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

2:30pm

EH4: Overcoming Battery Life: The Next Generation of Sensors

Among the most pressing challenges toward realizing the full potential of the global IoT is the question of power for the billions of battery-operated sensors that will make up these new connected environments. Inherent constraints in current power-supplying technologies raise concerns not only for battery cost and performance life, but also for the unavoidable invasions of physical infrastructure that are typically required to maintain battery-powered sensors in residential and M2M applications. Low-power capability may be the biggest barrier to the full instrumentation of the physical world, but new techniques for power generation and management are evolving, as are energy harvesting technologies, which may offer the most promising solution to the IoT power conundrum. Sensors that can intelligently store energy, regenerate themselves after dissipation, and expend only the minimum power required per operating instance, represent the vanguard of next-generation sensor designs.


Speakers
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Mariusz Malkowski

Technical Services and Business Development Director, Sigma Designs
Mariusz Malkowski has nearly 20 years in the Smart home IoT space. He has been Business Development and Technical Services Manager for the Z-Wave division of Sigma Designs for over 10 years. Prior to joining Sigma Designs on their acquisition of Zensys, Mr. Malkowski held vari... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

2:30pm

EM4: Secure Network Infrastructure for Industrial IoT

This session will focus on core network infrastructure issues related to securely transporting data from millions of Industrial sensors in a slew of verticals to applications residing in public/private/Hybrid clouds. Understand the various security issues from protecting the Industrial asset to securing the data transport to isolation of sensor sub-system to minimize hack proliferation. Explore the provisioning and management issues as scale, OoS/WAN optimization, and edge analytics.


Speakers
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Ron Victor

CEO, IoTium
Ron Victor is a Silicon Valley-based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at startups and Fortune 1000 technology companies. To date he has enabled raising more than $30 million in startup capital for multiple startups in Silico... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

2:30pm

ET4: Moving AI Into the Physical World with Industrial IoT Systems

AI has been changing the digital landscape for several years now, but new companies are focused on pushing these developments into the physical world.  The new volume of industrial IoT sensors and communications has enabled orders of magnitude more data to be collected -- all with the goal of building intelligence into systems that can predict anomalies, identify issues, and increase efficiency.  In this talk, Andrew Scheuermann, Prateek Joshi and Adam Kell will discuss which technologies are making this transition possible.


Speakers
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Prateek Joshi

Founder, Pluto AI
Prateek is an Artificial Intelligence researcher, a published author of 7 books, and a TEDx speaker. He is the founder of Pluto AI, a venture-funded Silicon Valley startup building an analytics platform for smart water management. His tech blog (www.prateekjoshi.com) has received 1.3M+ page views from 200+ countries and has 6,600+ followers. He has been an invited speaker at technology and entrepreneurship conferences including TEDx... Read More →
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Adam Kell

Partner, Comet Labs
Adam is a product guy. He is an investment partner at Comet Labs, a cross between a venture fund and experimental research lab that focuses on AI and robotics. Adam previously co-founded a consumer electronics company, which designs, manufactures, and sells mobile phone accesso... Read More →
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Andrew Scheuermann

CEO & Co-Founder, Arch Systems
Andrew is an industrious and impassioned entrepreneur with 10 years of experience in energy and power devices. He is now leading Arch Systems, which provides a modular device to cloud platform allowing new IoT applications to be built 5x faster and 10x cheaper than ever before... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

2:30pm

IoT4: An Approach to Intelligent Distributed IoT

For some applications, the most effective way to implement IoT is to rely on direct dialogues between the sensors and actuators within an IoT deployment with the cloud playing a more passive role, as illustrated in autonomous vehicles and smart HVAC. Explore an alternative way of deploying an IoT based on sensor-actuator, sensor-sensor, and/or actuator-actuator dialogues.


Speakers
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Tom Freund

Owner, Dig.y.SoL
Mr. Freund represents 35 years focused on advanced software technology in control, monitoring, and diagnostics of networked industrial and infrastructure equipment.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

2:30pm

MEMS4: Low Power Microphone Acquisition and Processing for Always on Applications Based on Microcontrollers

This session will focus on the tradeoff between performance and low power consumption in embedded IoT platforms used for always on microphone acquisition. It will show different system architectures based on Cortex-M microcontrollers, with one or more microphones acquisition and processing depending on the power budget and overall system performance, targeting always on microphone acquisition as input for automatic speech recognition algorithms.


Speakers
avatar for Luca Spelgatti

Luca Spelgatti

Field Application Engineer, STMicroelectronics
Luca Spelgatti has 8+ years of experience designing and developing various embedded systems. Presently with STMicroelectronics, he supports the STM32 family of ARM® Cortex®-M based microcontrollers and he's also STM32 Microcontroller Audio expert for the US Region;He is involved in all the STM32 Audio designs providing expertise to US customer, other STM32 Field Application Engineers and providing feedbacks to the microcontroller division in Europe for the definition of new peripheral dedicated to... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

2:30pm

NSA4: Meeting Sensor Requirements In Industry 4.0 & Smart Vehicle Applications With Extended Temperature Range Solid State Batteries

Ilika has applied its heritage of patented materials discovery with leading OEMs, to develop solid state batteries which enable the powering of autonomous IoT sensors for Industry 4.0 and Smart Vehicles. StereaxTM solid state batteries have small size (~cm2) but long life (>10 years) and, when combined with energy harvesters, provide perpetual energy to small sensing devices in difficult-to-reach, hostile and high temperature environment (operating in Extended temperature range -40 to +150°C) without the need for cabling the device or changing batteries regularly.


Speakers
avatar for Denis Pasero

Denis Pasero

Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika Technologies
Denis Pasero joined Ilika Technologies in 2008, as a scientist specializing in battery technology, to manage commercial lithium ion projects. He became part of the Ilika team to apply his strong academic knowledge to commercial applications and saw the potential to be part of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

3:00pm

Auto Startup Review
A handpicked selection of startup companies reveal innovations that are set to shake up the automotive industry.  These entrepreneurs will take to the stage to share their visions for the future of the vehicle and mobility. Grilled by our expert panel and moderated by Autotech Council’s Executive Director, Liz Kerton, we put these startups through their paces and leave you to be the judge as to who is most likely to succeed!

Moderators
avatar for Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton

Executive Director, Autotech Council
Liz Kerton is a technology and telecom marketing expert with a 20-year entrepreneurial history - from retail and wholesale to online and manufacturing. Building on 15 years' experience working with telecom companies, successfully marketing and launching many new services, new pro... Read More →

Speakers
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Modar Alaoui

Founder and CEO, Eyeris
Modar is a tech entrepreneur and expert in Artificially Intelligent vision technologies, Deep Learning and Ambient Intelligence. He is currently founder and CEO at Eyeris, the worldwide leading Deep Learning-based emotion recognition software. The company's flagship product EmoVu... Read More →
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Eric Allen

President, LISNR
Eric is a serial entrepreneur who’s been in the Digital Media and Connected Device space for 20 years. He has extensive startup experience with prior roles including VP of Products & Corporate Strategy. His current focus is LISNR’s business and product strategy.
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Steven Atneosen

Vice President of Corporate Development, XPT, a division NIO
Steven Atneosen is the Vice President of Corporate Development for XPT, a division of NIO, and leads business and product strategy through invention, investments, and acquisitions. His career spans over 20 years’ growing disruptive technology companies in the automotive, mobility, healthcare, and gaming industries. Early on, Steven began supporting entrepreneurs and startups as an IP, franchise and technology lawyer. He has been a growth advisor for early stage startups through Grand Chasm Ventures and currently for numerous others as a mentor at StartX (Stanford) and SkyDeck (Berkeley) accelerators. Steven also served as Vice President and General Counsel for two global technology companies: first at CarParts Technologies, a leading provider of supply chain software solutions for the automotive industry; and then at Aristocrat Technologies for one of the largest technology providers to hospitality and gaming. While practicing law, he founded a boutique law firm focused on automotive technology after his work with Mackall Crounse... Read More →
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Shad Laws

Autonomous Driving Lead, Renault Innovation Silicon Valley
Shad Laws joined Renault Innovation Silicon Valley in 2013. He is currently leading Renault’s autonomous driving efforts in California, collaborating with academic labs, working with startups, and piloting their prototype vehicle. He has a background in engineering, design, start... Read More →
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Eric Pineau

Director, BD, LeddarTech
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Dan Smith

President, Capstone Financial Group, Inc
A nationally recognized expert in the automotive industry, Dan Smith is the founder and CEO of Capstone Financial Group, a specialized investment banking firm that has focused on mergers, acquisitions and capital raising for automotive-related companies since 1989.  Capstone has worked with more than 200 automotive clients and has been involved in several of the... Read More →
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Dean Zody

Founder and CEO, GhostWave Inc.


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:00pm - 4:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

3:30pm

EH5: Wireless Power, Energy Harvesting, Power Management Solutions for Sensors and IoT

Devices can be utilized in areas that previously could not accept sensors due to wired connections or loss of power. Join in discussing the advancements in wireless power energy harvesting, Lifetime Battery Solutions and power management solutions as it relates to sensors and devices.


Speakers
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Charles Greene

Powercast Corporation, Chief Technology Officer
Dr. Charles Greene is the Chief Operating & Technical Officer at Powercast Corporation. He received a B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2001, 2002, and 2006, respectively. Dr. Greene has over sixteen years of experience in the... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

3:30pm

EM5: Is Your Data Acquisition System Ready for Big Analog Data?

With the proliferation of sensing and networking technologies, adding measurements to systems has never been easier and more cost-effective. This opportunity to uncover new insights comes at the risk of spending more time searching for and analyzing multiple data sets. Learn how proper metadata documentation, custom triggering, and the right analysis technique will help you save only the data needed to make informed decisions. This presentation will also explore lessons learned from the Jaguar Land Rover R&D Powertrain test team which generated and analyzed over 500 GB of data per day from more than 200 dataloggers.


Speakers
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Anjelica Warren

Product Marketing Manager, National Instruments
Anjelica Warren is a Product Marketing Manager for Data Acquisition at National Instruments. In her role, she has seen a wide breadth of applications across many industries including automotive, aerospace, and scientific research. Her main focus is to ensure success with NI produ... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

3:30pm

ET5: Sensing and IoT Ecosystem: Opportunities at a National Research Laboratory
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), a federally funded research and development center, focuses on basic research that advances the frontiers of science and translates discoveries into tools and technologies in science, energy, the environment and national security. For more than four decades, our experts have teamed with government, industry and academia to tackle some of the toughest problems facing our nation.

The opportunity of sensing and the complete IOT Ecosystem at the PNNL is vast and profound. Sensors, Connectivity, Big Data, and Machine Learning can all contribute to create exceptional values in every domain at the lab, from molecular science to cities and infrastructure.

So, what are the opportunities? How and what role can the Sensor and IOT industry in a national laboratory? The author shall present pictures of both a current and future vision of such opportunities with various Use Cases after an introduction to PNNL and IOT ecosystem. At the end, Dr. Ahmed will also explore collaboration scope between industry and PNNL for groundbreaking innovation and how PNNL can work together for science and technology needs for federal clients.

Speakers
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Dr. Osman Ahmed

Principal Technical Advisor, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Dr. Osman Ahmed, a visionary innovation and technology leader, recently joined Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as a Principal Technical Advisor. Currently, he is leading groundbreaking initiative to deploy, demonstrate, and commercialize exceptional value that IOT (Internet of Things) ecosystem-from sensing to machine learning applications-can offer for research for federal clients and across many vertical markets. Prior to his current position, he served for 28 years at Siemens where he discovered affordable IOT (Internet of Things) for applications in buildings. His discovery was widely publicized in the media including Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times, MIT technology review. His discovery of IOT was selected as the... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

3:30pm

IoT5: Solving IoT Cost, Size, and Power Headaches, Evolving Designs with Configurable Mixed-Signal Devices

Attendees will learn about how to reduce development time and cost through the use of flexible and configurable mixed-signal devices.  Understand the various tradeoffs and considerations when designing an IoT solution and how to optimize an IoT solution when faced with a multitude of sensor, connectivity and power options.


Speakers
avatar for David Chow

David Chow

Applications Engineering, Silego


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

3:30pm

MEMS5: Ultra-Wide Angle MEMS Spatial Light Modulator for LIDAR

Light detection and ranging (LIDAR) is a key enabling technology for self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles. Optical phased arrays (OPA) are attractive for solid-state LIDARs, eliminating bulky mechanical scanners. More importantly, it enables sophisticated beamforming such as simultaneous scanning, pointing, and tracking of multiple objects. OPAs with various types of phase modulators have been demonstrated. Large-scale OPA has been realized with liquid crystal, but its response time is too slow for automotive LIDAR. Large scan angle has been demonstrated in silicon photonics waveguides, however, they have high insertion loss and are limited to infrared wavelength transparent to Si. Micromirror-based OPA offers microsecond response time, but to date the mirror size is larger than 20µm, limiting their scan angles. In this talk we report on a novel MEMS OPA with a pitch below 2 µm. The small pitch is made possible by integrating vertical combdrive actuators underneath the mirror. The fast response time (< 2µs), large field of view (>40° at 1550nm), wavelength- and modulation-agnostic properties make it an attractive choice for solid state LIDARs.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Youmin Wang

Dr. Youmin Wang

Research Specialist, BSAC, UC Berkeley
Dr. Youmin Wang primary research focus on optical MEMS based beamsteering devices with Prof. Ming Wu at BSAC, UC Berkeley. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 2013, where he performed research in Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems, imaging modalities, and Biomedical... Read More →


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

3:30pm

NSA5: New Generation of Thermal Activity Sensors Impacts Smart Building and IoT Markets

Cyrille Trouilleau will discuss how thermal activity sensors will significantly improve the ability of smart building applications and Internet of Things to sense the environment, thereby optimizing energy management (HVAC, lighting, etc.), occupant comfort, security and safety in work and public spaces. Accurately sensing and classifying human motion  data (people counting, people localization, posture classification, etc)  are key. 


Speakers
avatar for Cyrille Trouilleau

Cyrille Trouilleau

Product Manager, ULIS


Wednesday June 28, 2017 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

4:00pm

4:00pm

SensorsFiesta
Wednesday June 28, 2017 4:00pm - 6:00pm
McEnery Convention Center
 
Thursday, June 29
 

7:30am

Networking Breakfast
Thursday June 29, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
McEnery Convention Center

7:30am

Registration
Thursday June 29, 2017 7:30am - 3:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

8:30am

Keynote: Designing for Future Human Spaceflight

NASA’s Journey to Mars will require a paradigm shift in our operational and engineering designs to support humans as they conduct science and exploration in the realm of deep space and beyond.  NASA analog research activities, offer scientific and operational approximations of Mars-like environments where innovations can be safely and efficiently developed, tested and applied in preparation for future missions.

 

Within the realm of these analog missions, NASA research programs are able to address instrument and sensor design as this pertains to the development of these systems for future space flight. Furthermore, these programs can leverage both available Commercial of the Shelf (COTS) technologies and the instrument heritage of past and current NASA robotic exploration mission that are characterizing the surfaces and environments of other terrestrial bodies in our solar system in pursuit of designing flight instruments that provide rapid, in situ evaluation of planetary landscapes. These types of analytical tool suites will be critical to sample hi-grading and triage during future extra-vehicular activities (EVAs) where efficient and precise data will enable scientific return during high-risk human excursions onto the martian surface.

 

In order to understand the technologic limitations and to evaluate the ergonomic design of these instruments, our team has tested several spectrometers in the field during simulated human Mars exploration missions as part of NASA’s BASALT (Biologic Analog Science Associated with Lava Terrains) project in Idaho and Hawai’i in 2016. For the various exploration mission objectives, we find discrete rankings of these instruments based on data quality, as well as how these data are transmitted and communicated among science teams based on Earth, which provide sampling recommendations back to the exploration team on Mars.

 

We are presenting the interplay between operational aspects and the instrumentation requirements of future human exploration missions in our solar system, giving insights into the design of the next generation of handheld instruments for our journey to Mars and beyond.


Speakers
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Dr. Alexander Selhke

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, NASA Ames Research Center
Volcanoes have fascinated Alexander Sehlke since his childhood. He started studying Geosciences at the Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany in 2005. In 2011, Alexander began his doctoral studies at the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Missouri – Columbia, and received his PhD in 2015. He studied the rheological evolution of terrestrial and planetary basalts during cooling and crystallization, experimentally. His studies on lava flow emplacement and the mechanism of the development of diverse lava surface morphologies were complemented by field investigations on both active and inactive lava flows erupted on the Big Island of Hawaii, Guatemala and Costa Rica. Field work included sample collection and measurements of the geometry of channelized sections within lava flows and different type of surface morphologies (e.g., pahoehoe, transitional, `a`a). Alexander has taught undergraduate students in the field and the classroom as a teaching assistant in Mineralogy and as a course instructor during his time at the University of Missouri. Alexander is currently a NASA post-doctoral fellow at NASA Ames Research Center, located in the heart of Silicon Valley. He continues to study volcanic landforms, focusing on the Moon, Near Earth Asteroids... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 8:30am - 9:15am
McEnery Convention Center

9:15am

Keynote: Transitioning from a Component to a Solutions Company: NimbeLink’s Journey in Creating a Partner Ecosystem

The Internet of Things is complex and changing rapidly. To address the many technologies that make up an IoT solution, developers in the IoT space need to develop an ecosystem of reliable partners. NimbeLink first entered the IoT market as a component company with the innovative Skywire™ family of cellular IoT modems. Developing partnerships covering the full range of IoT capabilities, NimbeLink has evolved into an IoT solutions company. The company’s most recent cellular solution is the QTELLUS Asset Tracker.

 

NimbeLink CEO, Scott Schwalbe, will chair this panel and discuss NimbeLink’s approach to partnership in the IoT market and the process by which the company transitioned from a component to a solutions company. The panel will include long-time partners from leading companies in IoT including Verizon, Sequans, Digi-Key and Taoglas. The panel will address the criteria that companies would look for in building their own partner ecosystem and will conclude with a Q&A from attendees. 


Moderators
avatar for Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe

CEO, NimbeLink
History of building profitable businesses and successful teams, with 15 years executive leadership experience. Leadership and team building skills developed while serving 20 years in US Navy, executive operations and business development roles at Celestica, HDM, and Logic PD. Sco... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Blakeley

Kevin Blakeley

Director of Sales, Western Region, Taoglas
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Manuel Botija

IoT Product Marketing, Sequans
Manuel Botija manages IoT product marketing at Sequans, a market and technology leader in the LTE chipset industry. Manuel is an evangelizer of LTE technologies and thrives discussing with IoT Makers about their best connectivity solution. Manuel combines marketing and business instincts with strong technical background in semiconductors and telecommunications. Before joining Sequans, Manuel was running EMEA Applications Engineering at Stretch Inc (now part of Exar Corporation). Manuel graduated at Universidad... Read More →
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Randall Restle

Vice President, Applications Engineering, Digi-Key
As vice president of applications engineering, Randall Restle is responsible for managing Digi-Key’s Applications Engineering Department. Randall’s role is to assess, design and direct a structure of skilled application engineers, technicians and management personnel to lead... Read More →
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Erik Varney

Regional Data Sales Manager, Verizon Wireless


Thursday June 29, 2017 9:15am - 10:00am
McEnery Convention Center

10:00am

DA1: Wearable Sensors & Performance Biomechanics in MLB, NHL, NBA, NFL and on the Assembly Line

Join Ben Hansen to learn how data and analytics from wearables allow for performance and injury prevention discussions to be had. Attendees will explore the future of data and analytics in a broader sense.


Speakers
avatar for Ben Hansen

Ben Hansen

VP & Chief Technology Officer, Motus Global
Ben Hansen is the VP & Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Motus Global – He is a biomechanics and wearable technology executive specializing in movement analysis using emerging technologies. He has previous experience as a biomechanical engineer for the Milwaukee Brewers, and was... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

10:00am

EM6: ARMv8-M TrustZone Security for Cortex-M Processors

Security has become an important issue for many microprocessor systems especially those IoT platforms connected to the Internet. Sensors need to be connected to a microprocessor and there must be security schemes present to prevent hacking and ultimate loss of system control. ARM Cortex-M processors are widely used in such systems.  With ARMv8-M architecture, TrustZone hardware is added to provide a trusted system to be implemented.  This includes hardware security such as sensors, GPIO and wireless.


Speakers
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Robert Boys

Product Manager, ARM
Bob has been deeply involved in the embedded world for 20 years.  This includs working with development tools such as compilers, in-circuit emulators and automotive networks such as CAN.  Bob has published many articles and application notes as well as technical talks about ARM products at trade shows and universities... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211C

10:00am

FW1: Commercialization Opportunities and Strategies for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable and Functional Fabric Sensors in Wearables and Other Applications

In recent years, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors. These new printed electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates as well as on/in fabrics, which offer advantages such as mechanical flexibility, shape conformity, light weight and low profile. The judicious use of these substrates/carrier platforms enables low-cost and high-speed manufacturing of devices over large areas using printing technologies in a Roll-to-Roll production line.  Targeted applications include wearables, environmental monitoring and eHealth.

 

Recently, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) awarded $75M to FlexTech Alliance to establish and manage a San Jose-based facility to create a Manufacturing Innovation Institute for Flexible Hybrid Electronics (FHE MII).  Additionally, the recent award of $75M, also by the US DoD, with $250M in matching grants from regional governments,industry and academia for the creation of a research and development consortia, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA), headed by MIT for the development of sensors and other electronic functions has validated the potential of this technology to create “smart fabrics” for consumer and military wearable applications.

 

The presentation will provide an overview of printed, flexible, stretchable, functional fabric sensors and accompanying electronics and the applications that they are currently enabling as well as their future application opportunities.    Examples from current suppliers as well as highlights from leading international research organizations will be addressed. 

 

In addition to these sensors, we will also address the challenges of their integration with other functional element of basic Internet of Things (IoT) and wearable applications.   We will also address the manufacturing issues to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions from both a batch mode and continuous process.  Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented. 

Speakers
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application engineering, project management, product marketing, and technology consulting. Mr. Grace has 15 years of experience as a microwave/R.F. design and project engineer at Avco Missile Systems, Wilmington Massachusetts; Raytheon Company in Sudbury Massachusetts and Goleta California and Ford Aerospace and Communications in Palo Alto, California. His responsibilities included the design, development and test of microwave antenna and microwave components and systems for military, defense and commercial communications applications. He was a senior product marketing engineer for three years at Avantek (now Hewlett Packard) in Santa Clara, California. His duties included the sales and marketing of the... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom G

10:00am

IoT6: Sensor Market Analysis

From smartphone to smart cities, the IoT world has been built on the great promise of the ability of sensing anything anywhere. How the sensing market will answer to this need and benefit from this opportunity? What are the sensors that will be mandatory and how will they gather value? Discover the wide range of sensors serving the IoT market and who is involved in this limitless world of IoT.


Speakers
avatar for Guillaume Girardin

Guillaume Girardin

Market & Technology Analyst, Yole Développement


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

10:00am

MD1: Ultrafast, Highly Sensitive Printed Moisture Sensors for High-Speed Sensing Applications

An ultra-fast, printed moisture sensor, with high moisture sensitivity, will be presented. These carbon-based, resistive-type sensors have almost instantaneous response to humidity fluctuation, with a response time of less than 10 milliseconds. The sensors are very sensitive to moisture, and are able to detect a moisture at a trace level of < 100 ppm. The sensors can operate at ultra-low power (<30 pW), have a flexible form factor, can be printed on any surface, and can be integrated with many existing devices. In addition, these derivative sensors can be integrated with slow, but accurate, moisture sensors, to achieve both ultra-high speed and accuracy in a single sensor system.  Discussion on pPotential areas of applications such as s of these sensors such as monitoring inert, dry gas lines, glove boxes, lab process monitoring, breath monitoring, and speech recognition, etc. which that isthat are not possible with existing, commercial slower responding moisture sensors, will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Vijaya Kayastha

Vijaya Kayastha

Lead Engineer, Brewer Science
Vijaya Kayastha is a Device Development Engineer, Team Leader at Brewer Science. He joined Brewer Science in 2008, and is currently leading sensor research and development effort at Brewer Science. Dr. Kayastha earned a Ph. D. in Engineering Physics from Michigan Technological Un... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Meeting Room 211D

10:00am

O1: Integrated Optical Sensors Challenges and Solutions

Target detection, distance and brightness measurements are basic requirements in industrial automation and safety. Industry 4.0 demands smart solutions: exact sensing, tiny design, smart connectivity, low power consumption, universal and cheap. This session will give an overview including pros and cons about principles of integrated optical sensors.


Speakers
avatar for Marko Mai

Marko Mai

Digital Design Engineer, CREATIVE CHIPS GmbH
avatar for Lutz Porombka

Lutz Porombka

Managing Director & CEO, Creative Chips GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Lutz Porombka has studied electronics in Dresden and made his doctors degree beginning of the 80th. Since this time he is involved in IC design and worked in several responsible positions at different semiconductor companies. In 1999 he founded together with three other semiconductor professionals... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 10:50am
Executive Ballroom H

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Hours
Thursday June 29, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

Medical Sensors Design Theater
Schedule:
  • 10:15-10:45am Consumable Sensors for the Medical Market Alfredo Soto
Sensirion is a respected provider of sensors in the medical market. For reasons of cleanliness, there is atrend towards consumables. Sensirion has a wide product range of consumable sensor solutions rangingfrom flow sensors for respiratory applications and liquid fluid management to humidity and temperaturesensors that can be used in medical wearable devices.
  • 11:00-11:30am Inertial MEMS Sensors & Systems for Medical Applications Sanjay Bhandari
Evolution of MEMS sensors has opened up exciting opportunities in medical applications. mCube has developed the world’s smallest MEMS motion sensor measuring less than 1mm3 which can be used in robotic surgery, medical pills, and numerous other medical applications, in addition to health tracking bands, smart watches and IoT applications. This session will cover mCube’s sensors & integrated microcontroller based system solutions and examples of their usage in medical applications.
      

Speakers
avatar for Sanjay Bhandari

Sanjay Bhandari

CTO, mCube
avatar for Alfredo Soto

Alfredo Soto

Medical Market Manager, North America, Sensirion


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:15am - 1:30pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

Embedded Live Theater
Schedule
  • 10:15-10:45am Mastering RTOS Debugging Techniques Jacob Beningo
Debugging a real-time application that uses an RTOS can be extremely challenging. Developers may encounter issues such as priority inversions, task jitter and deadlock. In this session, Jacob will discuss common RTOS issues and the debugging techniques that can be used to find and resolve them.
  • 11:00-11:30am Sensors in the Open Source Apache Mynewt OS Aditi Hilbert
Apache Mynewt, an open source OS licensed under Apache 2.0, is designed to allow application developers to interact easily with a variety of sensors. It includes an OIC (Open Interconnect Consortium) Specification 1.1.0 framework for standards-based connectivity and interaction with sensor devices of different types over both IP and non-IP transport e.g. Bluetooth LE. Apache Mynewt includes a general sensor API that individual sensors register with. Each sensor has a driver that has its own device API to expose special functionalities of the sensor. Attendees will be shown how sensors are discovered and hosted as OIC resources on an Apache Mynewt system and how remote applications can automatically discover, query the sensor capabilities, and set it up for further configuration and data collection.
  • 11:45-12:15pm You Are Not Alone! Advantech, a Proven IoT Soultion Partner Gus Molina
Creating value of IoT is taking streams of data, and doing something with it. Sensors are the primary means of getting data, but creating a comprehensive IoT solution involves a number of elements; all properly tuned and working in harmony. Attendees will learn how Advantech’s IoT building blocks can provide you what’s needed to instrument your things. Access your data quicker and more reliably while avoiding costly investments.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Beningo

Jacob Beningo

President, Beningo Embedded Group
Jacob Beningo is an embedded software consultant who currently works with clients in more than a dozen countries to dramatically transform their businesses by improving product quality, cost and time to market. He has published more than 200 articles on embedded software developm... Read More →
avatar for Aditi Hilbert

Aditi Hilbert

Head of Products, runtime.io
avatar for Gus Molina

Gus Molina

IoT Solutions Architect, Advantech


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:15am - 2:30pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

Sensors Live Theater
Schedule
  • 10:15-10:45am Semi Strategic Association Partners: MEMS and Sensors Industry Group and FlexTech Frank Shemansky, Jr. Ph.D.
With the recent incorporation of Strategic Association Partners, FlexTech and MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI can now provide additional products and opportunities for collaborationin emerging technologies and growth markets of flexible hybrid electronics (FHE) as well asmicroelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and sensors. Opportunities in Standards, Advocacy, Market Statistics, Workshops & Conferences, and funded R&D programs will be discussed.
  • 11:00am-12:00pm The Future of Engineering Education Panel Moderator: Roger Grace Panelists: P.K. Agarwal, Michael Georgiopoulos, Marc Madou
This panel, comprised of a range of university professionals, will explore the future of engineering education and career exploration.
  • 12:00pm-12:30pm University Awards
Prizes will be given out after The Future of Engineering Education Panel to the students that had outstanding posters and research on display. Join us as we highlight members of academia for their achievements!
  • 12:30pm Sensors Magazine Prize Drawing
Find out if you’re a lucky winner of a Google Home from dropping your postcard or ticket off at the Sensors Magazine booth # 846! Note: must be present to win.
  • 1:15-1:45pm Coating Solutions for Sensor Applications - David Harrison
Materion Precision Optics manufactures and supplies thin film coatings and optical filters for the commercial, defense, space, astronomy and thermal imaging markets. This presentation will provide an overview of Materion’s capabilities in the areas of gesture control, thermal imaging, LIDAR, ToF, wafer level coating, high volume capacity, 3D and planar pattern photolithography, getter and metalization. Materion’s expertise in developing unique solutions and custom prototyping will be presented as well.
  • 2:00-2:30pm Tronics Strengthens Its Portfolio of High Performance Inertial Products With the Launchof Its AXO215 Accelerometer - François-Xavier Boillot

Moderators
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application engineering, project management, product marketing, and technology consulting. Mr. Grace has 15 years of experience as a microwave/R.F. design and project engineer at Avco Missile Systems, Wilmington Massachusetts; Raytheon Company in Sudbury Massachusetts and Goleta California and Ford Aerospace and Communications in Palo Alto, California. His responsibilities included the design, development and test of microwave antenna and microwave components and systems for military, defense and commercial communications applications. He was a senior product marketing engineer for three years at Avantek (now Hewlett Packard) in Santa Clara, California. His duties included the sales and marketing of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for François-Xavier Boillot

François-Xavier Boillot

Product Development, TDK
avatar for Michael Georgiopoulos

Michael Georgiopoulos

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida
Michael Georgiopoulos received his Diploma in EE (National Technical University of Athens; 1981), and MS, Ph.D. in EE (University of Connecticut; 1983, 1986). He has been at the University of Central Florida (UCF) since 1986 and is currently a Professor in ECE. He serves as the d... Read More →
avatar for David Harrison

David Harrison

Business Development Manager, Image & Sensing, Materion
avatar for Marc Madou

Marc Madou

Professor, University of California Irvine
Before joining UCI as the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA), Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California.  He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems... Read More →
avatar for Frank Shemansky

Frank Shemansky

Chief Technology Officer, MSIG
Frank has enjoyed multifunctional roles from groundbreaking R&D to technical business development over a span of 25 years. Focus has been on MEMS, sensors, and semiconductor systems including both hardware and software for consumer, medical, automotive, industrial, and aerospace applications. | | Dr. Shemansky has been a key member of several successful start-up companies with responsibilities ranging from V.P. of Engineering to V.P. of Business Development. He was a member of the original Motorola team that pioneered the research... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:15am - 2:30pm
McEnery Convention Center

10:15am

IoT Ecosystem
Schedule
  • 10:15 AM - 11:00 AM IoT 101: From the Edge to the Enterprise: Functional Decomposition of the IoT Ecosystem James Brehm
An 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.
  • 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM The Journey to Finished Products Scott Schwalbe
There are many ways to speed development of a market-ready IoT product. This presentation will trace the development, from concept-to-market, of NimbeLink’s QTELLUS Asset Tracker.
  • 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM Which Processor for Which Application? Richard LaBorde
IoT applications can vary widely in their processing requirements. This presentation will explore a variety of widely available microprocessors – their respective costs, power requirements, complexity, and capabilities – and discuss how to choose the right one for your needs.
  • 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM Securing Your IoT Solution Rob Viren
Opening your application to the Internet of Things provides potential entry points for theft, vandalism, or other mischief. For that reason, security is of paramount importance; this presentation will address a variety of approaches.
  • 2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Sensor Spotlight Demo #2 Moderator: Kurt Larson

Moderators
avatar for Kurt Larson

Kurt Larson

CTO, NimbeLink
Kurt Larson is a strong technology leader and innovator with demonstrated ability to commercialize technologies that result in award winning products. He is well recognized as an industry expert in M2M communications and embedded products. Kurt brings over 10 years of experience in new product development and product... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for James Brehm

James Brehm

Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates
avatar for Richard LaBorde

Richard LaBorde

Director, IoT Business Development, Anaren Microwave, Inc.
avatar for Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe

CEO, NimbeLink
History of building profitable businesses and successful teams, with 15 years executive leadership experience. Leadership and team building skills developed while serving 20 years in US Navy, executive operations and business development roles at Celestica, HDM, and Logic PD. Sco... Read More →
avatar for Rob Viren

Rob Viren

Product Manager, Exosite


Thursday June 29, 2017 10:15am - 2:45pm
McEnery Convention Center

11:00am

DA2: A Wealth of Data: Sensors in Black Boxes - Planes, Drones & Automobiles

In today's transportation environment, systems are growing increasingly more connected and inter-operable driving the real-time demand for intelligent sensor data. A common theme in aviation and automobiles is the next generation specification known as NEXT GEN which is defining the use case for sensor data and black box telematics. This session explores sensor advances in mobile telematics, modern black boxes and next generation smart data for aviation, drones and automobiles.


Speakers
avatar for Greg Berkin

Greg Berkin

Director, Concours Ventures


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 212AB

11:00am

EM7: IoT Industrial Protocols

Coming soon!


Speakers
avatar for Shiva Mathapathi

Shiva Mathapathi

Co-Founder and CTO, Dew Mobility


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211C

11:00am

FW2: Adding a Voice Command Interface to Battery-Powered Wearable Fitness, Medical and Wearable Products

Consumers have become more comfortable using voice to interact with technology as this interface has become common place on higher-end electronics device such as mobile phones and home automation appliances.  While convenient and commonplace, voice recognition historically is high-power in the 10s of milliamp range.  This session describes in details the technical process and engineering tradeoffs of adding voice commands to battery-powered fitness, medical and wearable products. This session will cover energy aware embedded system design techniques, technologies and statistical Markov model algorithms that reduce the total signal chain current consumption in order of magnitude into the micro-amps enabling always-on, hands-free voice command recognition.


Speakers
avatar for Mark Buccini

Mark Buccini

Advanced Product Platforms, Texas Instruments
Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced product platform innovation and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company's Kilby Research Labs.  He has 30 years' experience that spans a range of embedded application areas including ultra-low power syste... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom G

11:00am

IoT7: Artificial Intelligence with Sensor and Signal Data

Attendees will receive a snapshot of the state-of-the-art in this fast emerging technology of Artificial Intelligence. Applicable case studies that depict the application of machine learning to signal processing problems and sensor analytics will be discussed.


Speakers
avatar for Stuart Feffer

Stuart Feffer

CEO & Co-Founder, Reality Analytics, Inc.
Stuart is co-founder and CEO of Reality Analytics Inc, a company using advanced, proprietary artificial intelligence techniques to detect real-world features and events in sensor data. Reality Analytics offers products for analyzing sensor inputs, including acceleration, vibration, sound, image, AC power, and RF signals. Reality Analytics recently released Reality AI for IoT... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211AB

11:00am

MD2: Lessons from the Design, Development and Test of a Signal Conditioned Ultra Low Pressure Sensor

Sensors and ASIC’s can each be optimized individually for performance, but to achieve the best overall system performance all factors, including the wafer fab processing, MEMS and package design, and test algorithm must be considered. This session will discuss the design and manufacturing of an ultra-low, ultra-stable pressure sensor and its tradeoffs, the ASIC and its polynomial digital correction algorithm and overall tailored test methodology.  Measured data for both pressure and flow applications will be shared, showcasing the ease of tailored calibration for very demanding applications in industrial (HVAC) and medical (CPAP, ventilators).


Speakers
avatar for Gertjan Van Sprakelaar

Gertjan Van Sprakelaar

Design Engineering Manager, Silicon Microstructures Inc.
Gertjan "Sparky" Van Sprakelaar holds a MSEE from the Delft University of Technology. He started his MEMS design career in 1992 at Foxboro/ICT followed by NovaSensor. From 2000 till 2016 he was Analog/Mixed signal design engineer at National Semiconductor and Texas Instruments, d... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Meeting Room 211D

11:00am

O2: How to Solve the Six Most Common Sensor Challenges

Analog designers require solutions to highly complex sensing problems in today’s world. Challenges like ambient light, reliable presence detection, package size, and harsh environments vex designers on a regular basis as they develop solutions for critical applications. In this session, Brooks will uncover strategic approaches on how to effectively address some of the most common sensor issues in the industry using integrated optical sensing technology.


Speakers
avatar for Walter Brooks

Walter Brooks

Applications Engineer Manager, TT Electronics
Walter Garcia Brooks is a Field Applications Engineer for TT Electronics / OPTEK Technology. Walter has been in the optoelectronics industry since 2004 and has held the following positions in the past: Test Engineer, Product Engineer, Business Development Manager and Field Applications Engineering Director... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 11:50am
Executive Ballroom H

11:00am

Future of Engineering Education Panel

Led by Roger Grace, this panel will be comprised of a range of university professionals from the Dean of a prominent Engineering School to a graduate student, and will explore the future of engineering education and career exploration.


Moderators
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application engineering, project management, product marketing, and technology consulting. Mr. Grace has 15 years of experience as a microwave/R.F. design and project engineer at Avco Missile Systems, Wilmington Massachusetts; Raytheon Company in Sudbury Massachusetts and Goleta California and Ford Aerospace and Communications in Palo Alto, California. His responsibilities included the design, development and test of microwave antenna and microwave components and systems for military, defense and commercial communications applications. He was a senior product marketing engineer for three years at Avantek (now Hewlett Packard) in Santa Clara, California. His duties included the sales and marketing of the... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for P.K. Agarwal

P.K. Agarwal

Regional Dean & CEO, Northeastern University - Silicon Valley
P.K. Agarwal serves as the Dean and CEO of Northeastern University–Silicon Valley. | He also serves as the Chairman of Future 500, a Bay Area-based pioneer in the area of global sustainability. Formerly, he was the CEO of TiE Global, an organization dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship across 61 cities in 18 countries. Prior to TiE, P.K served as Governor Arnold... Read More →
avatar for Michael Georgiopoulos

Michael Georgiopoulos

Dean, College of Engineering and Computer Science, University of Central Florida
Michael Georgiopoulos received his Diploma in EE (National Technical University of Athens; 1981), and MS, Ph.D. in EE (University of Connecticut; 1983, 1986). He has been at the University of Central Florida (UCF) since 1986 and is currently a Professor in ECE. He serves as the d... Read More →
avatar for Marc Madou

Marc Madou

Professor, University of California Irvine
Before joining UCI as the Chancellor’s Professor in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MEA), Dr. Madou was Vice President of Advanced Technology at Nanogen in San Diego, California.  He specializes in the application of miniaturization technology to chemical and biological problems... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
McEnery Convention Center

1:30pm

DA3: Plug&Pray: Enablers and Barriers for Large Scale IIOT Deployments

The emergence of the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) market is a response to the need for enormous amounts of data to monitor remote infrastructure and dispersed assets. While sensor capabilities have evolved, there is much to be done to enable the IIoT to reach its full potential. CTO of IIoT remote monitoring provider Ayyeka, Yair Poleg, will discuss how technical specifications will keep sensor manufacturers competitive in an age in which full-stack, streamlined, secure solutions are the way forward.

 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Yair Poleg

Dr. Yair Poleg

Chief Technology Officer, Ayyeka
With a PhD in Computer Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and as a former team leader and project manager with the Israeli Defense Force’s elite 8200 signals intelligence unit, Yair specializes in signals processing and spearheads Ayyeka’s technological and intelligence... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

1:30pm

EM8: Embedded Machine Learning Accelerating Innovation for the IoT Long-tail

Attendees will learn how best Embedded Machine Learning with Sensing Fusion can enable the upcoming innovative use-cases from the highly fragmented IoT long-tail small companies and single-digit developers to prototype and deploy connected sensing products.


Speakers
avatar for Nicolas Sauvage

Nicolas Sauvage

Senior Director, Ecosystem Marketing, InvenSense Inc.
Nicolas Sauvage is Sr. Director of Ecosystem, responsible for all strategic relationships, including Google and Qualcomm, and other HW/SW/System companies. He is also responsible for strategic and market-driven goal-setting of our SensorStudio developer program, and driving select partnerships with SoC sensor hub platforms. Prior to joining InvenSense, Nicolas was part of NXP Software management team, responsible for worldwide sales, as well as for... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

1:30pm

FW3: Optical Heart Rate Monitoring: System Design for Wearable Consumer and Medical Devices

This seminar will discuss the basic principles of photoplethysmography (PPG), the physiology involved and methods for measurement. Attendees considering a new wearable design will gain insights on the system design trade-offs, with real data backed by simulations, whereas those interested in low-power wearables will learn simulation and electronics design techniques for extending the life of their product. Engineers interested in physiological monitoring will benefit from this in-depth technical tutorial of the entire opto-electrical system for heart rate and pulse oximetry.


Speakers
CE

Craig Easson

Managing Director, IC Design, Maxim Integrated
Craig Easson is the Managing Director of IC Design for the Sensors group in the Industrial & Healthcare Business Unit. Since 2013, he has lead the design of various Bio Sensor Modules, including Maxim's first heart rate monitor, ECG, and IR thermometer.


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

1:30pm

IoT8: Short Range, Low Power RADAR IoT Sensor

This session will educate attendees about using low power RADAR sensors for a number of IoT applications.  RADAR sensors can provide information about objects 10's of meters away compared to existing sensors capable of the immediate environment.


Speakers
avatar for Rob Frizzell

Rob Frizzell

Founder, OmniPreSense


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

1:30pm

MD3: A Sensor Ecosystem For Indoor Air Quality

Humans spend an overwhelming majority of time indoors, but not until very recently has the case for indoor air quality monitoring been recognized as just as important for health as outdoor pollution. This presentation demonstrates the necessity for monitoring IAQ levels in homes, offices, schools and other buildings that humans inhabit frequently. It details the ecosystem of sensors required for an intelligent IAQ monitoring system. It describes the differing sensor types and technologies required to meet the users expectations for a system that can undertake preventative action when quality levels diminish. It describes the roles of various sensor types, for example MOX gas sensors for VOCs, PM2.5 for airborne particulates, NDIR for CO2, CO and Temperature + Humidity. It shows the interaction and algorithms required to control such a system and demonstrates the need for integration and collaboration of these sensor types and technologies.


Speakers
avatar for Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

Senior Product Marketing Manager, ams AG
Paul Wilson joined Cambridge CMOS Sensors in December 2013, which was acquired by ams in June 2016.  He has over 20 years' international experience in marketing, product management, applications and development gained at Cambridge Silicon Radio, Wolfson Microelectronics, Freescal... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

1:30pm

O3: Line Confocal Imaging Sensors - New Technology for Measuring 3D Surface Features at Sub-Micron Resolution

This session introduces the Line Confocal Imaging (LCI) method and sensors that enable high-speed 3D measurement of highly reflective, transparent, curved and other surfaces and features that are difficult or impossible to measure with traditional methods, such as laser triangulation. LCI’s strengths and weaknesses are discussed and various LCI sensor applications will also be explored.


Speakers
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Juha Saily

Sales Manager, FocalSpec, Inc.
Juha Saily is a technical sales professional with FocalSpec, Inc., located in Metro Atlanta, Georgia. He is a graduate of the Raahe Institute of Computer Engineering in Raahe, Finland, with a Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering. Prior to joining FocalSpec, Juha held various t... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Executive Ballroom H

2:30pm

DA4: Smart, Cheap, and Discrete: A Data Love Story Gets Foggy (…And We're Better for It)

Sensors and Analytics have been dating for a while and together producing a lot of data. IoT loves Analytics (but only when it's at its best). It also loves Cloud, which makes for a complicated relationship. Cloud and its partner, Storage, love almost everyone, but sometimes have some communication issues.


Speakers
avatar for Damian Black

Damian Black

CEO, SQLstream, Inc.
Damian Black finished as the highest scoring computer science graduate from the University of Manchester before setting out on a highly successful career in the high tech software sector, with senior management positions at HP, XACCT and Followap. He holds 11 US patents, was a finalist in the 1995 International Management Challenge and is now co-founder of SQLstream, the leading streaming analytics... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 212AB

2:30pm

EM9: Data Aquisition and Analysis with Linux

Gain an overview of the Linux Control and Measurement Interface for Data Acquisition and Analysis while learning the basics of data acquisition and analysis with Linux along with the basics of motion control.  Additional introductions to the real time extensions to the Linux kernel along with developer recommendations will be provided.


Speakers
avatar for Dan Naughton

Dan Naughton

Field Sales Engineer, CONTEC DTx Inc.


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211C

2:30pm

FW4: Next Generation Biometric Sensing in Wearable Devices

Attendees will learn considerations of adding biometric sensors to wearable hardware designs, including optical and skin temperature sensor selection, placement, signal quality, optical overlay design, fit, electrodes, and ambient light blocking considerations. The presentation will cover some of the tradeoffs for performance versus power consumption and cost of their solution. We will discuss the impact of ambient light noise on performance and optical blocking techniques. The presentation will also cover methods to reduce noise due to motion artifacts, including band design, skin contact, and use of an accelerometer to mitigate noise in the system.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Tompkins

Colin Tompkins

Director of Applications Engineering, Silicon Laboratories


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom G

2:30pm

IoT9: Ultra Wideband (UWB) Ranging and Localization for Vehicle Autonomy and Collision Avoidance in GNSS-Denied Areas

Ultra Wideband (UWB) radio ranging sensors enable precise localization in areas where GNSS either struggles or doesn’t work at all indoors, dense metropolitan areas, canyons, and tunnels.  This session will provide an overview of the enabling sensors and software and discuss real world examples where UWB is being used to increase safety and automate vehicles in these types of environments.


Speakers
avatar for Rachel Reinhardt

Rachel Reinhardt

VP, Engineering, 5D Robotics (previously Time Domain)
Ms. Rachel Reinhardt leads 5D's engineering organization in the development of location-based solutions for connected and autonomous vehicles.  Ms. Reinhardt joined 5D following the company's 2016 merger with Ultra Wideband (UWB) technology pioneer Time Domain. Ms. Reinhardt previously served as Time Domain's CEO and oversaw the development and deployment of precise positioning technologies sold globally in the commercial, industrial, and defense sectors... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211AB

2:30pm

MD4: How Harsh/Critical Environments Are Driving Sensor Innovation

Miniaturization, mobility and combined technologies make environments using sensors extremely challenging, but its opened new worlds, enabling us to sense things in places never before obtainable. Learn what these advancements mean for future systems.


Speakers
avatar for Karmjit Sidhu

Karmjit Sidhu

Global Director Sensor Business Development, TE Connectivity
Karmjit Sidhu is Senior Director, Business Development, Sensor Solutions, TE Connectivity where he works with customers across industries to address the most challenging engineering requirements. He also focuses his efforts on the conceptual design of new products. Prior to co-fo... Read More →


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Meeting Room 211D

2:30pm

O4: Fiber Optic Sensing: A Visible Alternative
Over the past decade, fiber optic sensing has advanced and is emerging as a fitting alternative to traditional electrical sensors, yet not many realize the potential and advantages of this technology. Composed only of glass, fiber optic sensors are intrinsically safe and offer advantages over electrical sensors; they are not sensitive to electromagnetic interference (EMI), can be remoted located (upwards of 25km's away) and can be used in harsh environments. These sensors can be applied to measure mechanical forces such as pressure, flow, load and temperature (to name just a few).

This presentation will highlight optical sensor manufacturing processes, and real-world applications of fiber optic sensors versus conventional strain gauges in industries including: Transportation, Oil and Gas, and Aerospace. A customer case study, evaluating the performance of optical gauges vs. foil strain gauges with Celestica will be presented and the results will be discussed.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Burgwin

Nick Burgwin

Test Engineer, Fibos Inc.


Thursday June 29, 2017 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Executive Ballroom H