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Tuesday, October 3 • 10:00am - 5:30pm
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.


10:15AM-11:00AM | Addressing IoT Challenges with ARM mbed - Michael Finegan, Director of IoT Business Development, Multi-Tech Systems Inc.
Anyone who’s done work with microcontrollers knows how painful it is just to start writing application code utilizing ARM mbed. Industrial IoT developers can now eliminate most of this work.
Multi-Tech’s Michael Finegan will look at a variety of challenges faced by developers within the Industrial IoT community, and provide insights on how to implement intelligence at the edge through solutions based on ARM mbed. The framework can significantly reduce prototyping and proof of concept development from hours to minutes.

11:00AM-11:45AM | Unlocking ‘Shift Left’ Testing for Industrial IoT Equipment with Intelligent Test Automation - Arthur Hicken, Evangelist, Parasoft
Today’s software teams need more than basic automated testing tools and reports to achieve quality at speed. Software applications are growing exponentially in size and software releases are accelerating, leading to vulnerable applications that are becoming front-page news. For teams to avoid the daily threats of today’s connected world and truly “shift left” testing, intelligent analytics can be leveraged to enable new techniques for understanding risk, readiness, and testing completeness. Using correlated code coverage, change-based testing, and service-based testing, Industrial IoT engineers can be propelled to higher levels of productivity, quality, and security – at lower cost.

11:45AM-12:30PM | 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.

12:30PM-1:30PM | Lunch Recess - Attendees on Their Own

1:30PM-2:30PM | 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.

2:30PM-3:15PM | Improving Automation Processes at the Programmable Network Edge - Michelle Marceny, Senior Product Line Manager, FreeWave Technologies, Inc.
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.

3:15PM-3:30PM | Afternoon Break

3:30PM-4:15PM | 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.

4:15PM-5:00PM | Rapid Prototyping 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... 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 and... Read More →
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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 software... Read More →
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Michael Finegan

Director of IoT Business Development, Multi-Tech Systems
Michael Finegan is a leading technical design consultant and public speaker focused on engineering, design, and commercialization of embedded systems for the “Internet of Things." His 19 years of experience in designing Enterprise Wide Area Networks and Cloud infrastructures has... Read More →
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Arthur Hicken

Evangelist, Parasoft
Arthur Hicken, Evangelist has been involved in automating various practices at Parasoft for over 20 years. He has worked on various projects involving the software development lifecycle, software security, complex web applications, and integration with legacy systems.
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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 product... Read More →

Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:00am - 5:30pm CDT
Room 44