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Tuesday, October 3 • 10:00am - 5:00pm
IIoT University

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Hosted by the Embedded Computing Design, this full-day workshop will teach design engineers the latest techniques for designing industrial systems that not only communicate with the outside world, but can make intelligent decisions based on the analytics derived from those systems.

Industrial IoT University sessions target embedded and IoT engineers developing, securing, and deploying industrial systems connected to the Internet of Things in the smart factory and automation, smart cities, smart agriculture, and other critical infrastructure markets.


10:10AM-10:40AM | IIoTU Keynote

10:40AM-11:10AM | Firmware Attack: Live Demo and Preventative Measures - Terry Dunlap, CEO, Refirm Labs, Inc.

Hackers, governments, and intelligence units worldwide are targeting Industrial IoT devices as their first point of entry. There are many reasons for this, including lack of security, little or no logging, and failure to apply firmware updates. But, as you’ll see, even the most secure systems can get hacked.
Witness live how a firmware attack is discovered, weaponized, and delivered. Then learn how it could have been prevented, along with other firmware development best practices.

11:10AM-11:40AM | Maximize Cyber Defenses Using Secure Middleware - Nina Tucker, Co-Founder, Twin Oaks Computing

IoT systems across all industries share the common connection requirements of reliability, scalability, and security. How are your software components connected? Does that middleware meet your reliability, scalability, and security requirements?
This presentation takes an in-depth look at IoT applications using the Data Distribution Service (DDS) standardized connectivity protocol from the Object Management Group (OMG), with a focus on secure data communications. DDS is a proven, mature protocol, with over 10 years of implementation history across critical industries. The DDS Security specification includes state-of-the art technologies for end-to-end secure data communications.

11:40AM-12:10PM | TBD

12:10PM-1:10PM | Lunch & Expo Floor

1:10PM-2:10PM | Secure Industrial Device Connectivity with Low-Overhead TLS - Chris Conlon, Engineering Manager, wolfSSL

Industrial engineers adding the Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to applications for the first time have a lot to learn before they can accomplish the task, including protocol details, underlying cryptography, best practices, and new API usage.
This Industrial IoT University session will make the learning process much easier by teaching attendees about the TLS protocol, algorithm types, how and where to use keys and X.509 certificates, and optimization tips for resource-constrained devices. To help solidify the topics introduced, the open-source wolfSSL SSL/TLS library will be used as an example, giving attendees a first-hand look at real-world API usage at the TLS level in a live demonstration.

2:10PM-2:55PM | Fog Computing: Bringing the Value of the Cloud Closer to the Ground - Chuck Byers, Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems

Fog computing is a hierarchical IoT architecture where some of the control, networking, and storage capabilities of the cloud are moved closer to IoT “things.” This can greatly improve the latency, security, bandwidth, reliability, and cost, of large-scale deployments, especially in critical industrial IoT applications.
This talk presents a brief overview of fog computing, its place in Industrial IoT, and system-level operation. Use cases will be discussed illustrating the value of fog in critical IoT applications such as smart factories, smart cities, and smart transportation. Finally, emerging standards for fog will be considered, including the OpenFog Reference Architecture.

2:55PM-3:10PM | Afternoon Break

3:10PM-3:55PM | Improving Automation Processes at the Programmable Network Edge

As next-generation wireless communications devices enter industrial markets, organizations are glimpsing the tangible benefits of programmable edge platforms. These platforms are equipped with the ability to introduce custom, third-party applications at the edge to reduce costs and increase automation capabilities while enabling reliable data transmission directly to public or private clouds. While “big data” has become ubiquitous in our society, programmability at the edge controls the quality of data.
In this Industrial IoT University session, attendees will learn strategies for developing a network capable of taking data collected at the programmable edge and driving significant cost reductions, process efficiencies, and operational transformations.

3:55PM-4:40PM | Maximizing LTE Technology for Industrial Sensor Networks - Kevin Eichhorst, Senior Solutions Architect, Wireless Design Solutions, Digi International

For many Industrial IoT applications, cellular has become the default wireless connection for remotely monitoring sensor data, making it critical for sensor OEMs and solutions providers to know and understand LTE technology roadmaps; this includes when older 2G technology will go offline, what LTE technology is on the horizon, and go-to-market options.
This discussion will give an overview the LTE roadmap, a description of new technologies, and how they specifically address application challenges in industrial sensor markets.

4:40PM-5:25PM | Rapid Protypting of Internet-Connected Sensors and Actuators with Software Abstraction - Adrian Fernandez, Microcontroller Development Experience Manager, Texas Instruments

Developing software for interfacing sensors and actuators is a common problem for IoT engineers. Many vendors provide sensor drivers, but users have to access multiple sources to attain the necessary source code; interface the driver to a microcontroller; and ensure that it is portable enough to future-proof their software investment.
Software abstraction can help Industrial IoT engineers develop portable sensor and actuator drivers across multiple microcontroller platforms. This Industrial IoT University session provides an overview of common software development tools that support a variety of sensor and actuator driver plugins, a brief demonstration, and code samples of for IoT engineers looking for faster time to market.

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Chuck Byers

Principal Engineer, Cisco Systems
Charles C. “Chuck” Byers is a principal engineer with Cisco Systems. He works on the architecture and implementation of fog computing platforms, IoT, and is a leader in the OpenFog Consortium. Before Cisco Systems, Chuck was a Bell Labs Fellow at Alcatel-Lucent. He has a Master o... Read More →
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Chris Conlon

Engineering Manager, wolfSSL
Chris Conlon is an Engineering Manager at wolfSSL, an open-source security company focused primarily on SSL/TLS and cryptography. Chris has worked closely with the wolfSSL TLS library, wolfCrypt cryptography library, and the tech community to help secure connected applications an... Read More →
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Terry Dunlap

CEO, Refirm Labs, Inc.
Terry Dunlap spent more than five years as an intelligence analyst, programmer, trainer, and speaker with the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) before founding Tactical Network Solutions in 2007. Refirm Labs, Inc. was spun out from the security division of Tactical Network Solu... Read More →

Kevin Eichhorst

Senior Solution Architect, Wireless Design Solutions, Digi International
Kevin Eichhorst has a Bachelor of Science in Computer and Communications Sciences from the University of Michigan. He has 36 years of experience in wired and wireless product development for companies such as 3M, Ingersoll-Rand, Emerson Electric, ADC Telecommunications, and Eaton... Read More →
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Adrian Fernandez

Development Experience Manager, Texas Instruments
Adrian Fernandez is microcontroller development experience manager at Texas Instruments. In this role, he is responsible for defining the microcontroller development ecosystem and augmenting the way developers interact with T.I.'s microcontroller portfolio through hardware and so... Read More →
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Michelle Marceny

Senior Product Line Manager, FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
Michelle Marceny is Senior Product Line Manager at FreeWave Technologies, Inc. An accomplished product line leader, at FreeWave she identifies customer and market pain points and translates them into requirements for product development. She also generates business cases for prod... Read More →
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Nina Tucker

Co-Founder, Twin Oaks Computing
Nina is the co-founder of Twin Oaks Computing, where she leverages extensive software expertise to create and manage customer and partner relationships. Nina has more than 20 years of experience designing, developing, testing, and deploying large, complex software systems used in... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center 5555 N River Rd, Rosemont, IL 60018

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