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Tuesday, June 27


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. 


  • 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. 

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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... 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... 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 track... Read More →
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Michelle Kelsey

Motion Sensors Product Line Manager, NXP Semiconductor
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Abhinav Khushraj

Co-Founder, Petasense
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Marco Kircher

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

Klemens Kodalle

Product Manager Device Testing, SPEKTRA GmbH Dresden
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Arye Lipman

Alliances Manager, imec
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Brian O'Rourke

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

Founder and CTO, Profusa

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 devices... 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... Read More →

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


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


  • 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.

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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... Read More →

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Robert Andosca

President, INVIZA
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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 systems... Read More →
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SungUn Chang

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Karim El-Rayes

PhD Candidate, University of Waterloo
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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... Read More →
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Pierre Mars

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

CEO, Eta Compute
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Jeff Sather

VP, Customer Solutions, Cymbet Corporation

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


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


  • 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. 

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Curt Bramel

Director of Sales, Tridium, Inc.
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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... Read More →
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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 world.Page... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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Guillaume Girardin

Market & Technology Analyst, Yole Développement
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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... Read More →
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Drake Margiotta

CEO, CloudNav
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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... Read More →
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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
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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... 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 Embedded... Read More →

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


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.


  • 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 wil


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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 product... Read More →
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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 board... Read More →
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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 →
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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 improvement... Read More →
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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... 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., where... Read More →
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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 Digi... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 clients... 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... Read More →

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


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. 

  • 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 le


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Roger Grace

Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
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Alper Bozkurt

Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, North Carolina State Univeristy
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Sywert Brongersma

Sr. Principal Researcher, imec / Holst Centre
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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 Microcontamination... Read More →
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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... Read More →
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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 100... Read More →
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Research Associate, Center for Advanced Smart Sensors and Structures (CASSS), Western Michigan University
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Radislav Potyrailo

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John Volakis

Chope Chair Professor, Ohio State University

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