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Monday, October 2
 

9:00am

Registration
Monday October 2, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm
Main Lobby
 
Tuesday, October 3
 

7:00am

Registration
Tuesday October 3, 2017 7:00am - 5:00pm
Main Lobby

7:30am

Networking Breakfast
Start your days off the right away with breakfastand coffee! This is a perfect way to reconnect with colleagues, mingle with speakers, meet industry press, and energize for the day ahead.

Tuesday October 3, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
Outside Keynote Room

8:30am

Keynote: Transforming Your Business to Better Serve the Market
The Internet of Things is a complex market. To address the challenges of developing new products and bringing them to market, developers in that space need access to capabilities beyond their own areas of expertise. That need is best met through an “ecosystem” of specialized partners. NimbeLink entered the IoT market as a component company but has developed an ecosystem, allowing the company to provide products, services, and expertise to meet the range of needs of customers entering the IoT market. This keynote will describe the process of how NimbeLink evolved from a components company into a solutions company. 

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 8:30am - 8:55am
Room 46

9:00am

Keynote: Using Sensors and Embedded Computation to Understand Cities

Cities are heterogeneous, with conditions and challenges ranging from air quality to mobility to health varying widely between neighborhoods.  How can cities make better use of existing data, and how can new technologies offer more precise measurements to provide insight into urban challenges? Catlett will discuss the work that Argonne National Laboratory, and the University of Chicago are doing in partnership with the City of Chicago and other cities through the Array of Things project, focusing on new opportunities related to embedded systems and integrated data platforms.


Speakers
avatar for Charlie Catlett

Charlie Catlett

Director, Urban Center for Computational Data, University of Chicago, Argonne National Laboratory
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 →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 46

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Hours
Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:00am - 5:00pm
Hall G

10:00am

IIoT University
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.

Agenda:

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.


Speakers
avatar for Chuck Byers

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 →
avatar for Chris Conlon

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 →
avatar for Kevin Eichhorst

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 →
avatar for Adrian Fernandez

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 →
avatar for Michael Finegan

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 helped hundreds of customers and partners deploy thousands of devices. Michael is the IoT Business Development Director for MultiTech (a hardware platform provider for the IoT industry). Michael specializes in designing wireless and wire line WAN (wide area network) topologies and implementing machine-to-machine and IoT solutions. He has led a team of scientists and engineers at the M2M collaboration center, creating new trusted gateway solutions, identity management systems, and cellular/meshed sensor-based solution prototypes. Michael has filed several patent applications and is the patent author for Egress management of cellular- based geotagging of user data. Michael graduated from Saint... Read More →
avatar for Arthur Hicken

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.
avatar for Michelle Marceny

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 →


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

10:15am

Innovative Sensor Applications in Health & Medical Workshop
Moderated by Bunny Ellerin, Director Healthcare & Pharmaceutical Management Program at Columbia Business School, attendees will learn how sensors are driving development and innovation through case studies and applications from some of the world's leading experts during this half-day Workshop.

Agenda

10:15AM-10:20AM | Opening Remarks - Bunny Ellerin, Director, Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Management Program, Columbia Business School

10:20AM-11:05AM | Soft Wearable Biosensors for Personalized Medicine - Roozbeh Ghaffari, Senior Director of Research and Innovation, Northwestern Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics

Unusual classes of electronics and electrochemical sensors enabled by recent advances in materials science and mechanics have been designed with physical properties that approach the mechanical properties of human skin. These systems are highly conformal and wearable by virtue of their soft mechanics compared to conventional packaged electronics and sensors. In this talk, I present an overview of recent advances in novel materials, mechanics and designs for emerging classes of fully-integrated epidermal electronics. These devices incorporate microfluidics and microfabricated arrays of sensors configured in ultrathin, stretchable formats for monitoring of hydration and physiology. Quantitative analyses of strain distributions and circuit performances under mechanical stress highlight the utility of these systems in the clinical and home environments. I will conclude with representative examples of these skin-based epidermal devices in clinical studies. 

11:10AM-11:40AM | Biomedical Optical Sensing to Improve Lung Cancer Screening and Minimally Invasive Surgeries - Hari Subramanian, Chief Technology Officer, Nanocytomics

This presentation will focus on two specific applications of biomedical optical sensors: (i) to improve lung cancer screening and (ii) to improve minimally invasive surgeries. Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the U.S. and the survival rate dramatically depends on the stage at which it is diagnosed. We have utilized biomedical optics to develop an office based, low cost, minimally intrusive and accurate screening test for lung cancer among current/past smokers. We have developed a robust operating protocol and a high throughput microscope to process these samples in a clinically acceptable time. Both the instrument and the protocol have been validated using a blinded study design and achieved a specificity and sensitivity of 83% and 81% respectively for early stage (Stage I) lung cancers. Our long- term vision is that the optical sensing of buccal cells may become a frontline risk stratification tool to personalize lung cancer screening that can be performed by a primary care physician (PCP) as part of an annual exam of current or former smokers. The lack of tactile and visual feedback during minimally invasive surgery increases the complexity of already difficult procedures. These problems can lead to inadvertent damage to blood vessels hidden beneath tissue causing serious health risks to patients and a heavy unreimbursable financial burden to hospitals. Existing intraoperative imaging technologies either are too expensive or too cumbersome to be included into existing surgical devices. We have developed a low-cost, contrast agent-free, miniaturized smart dissector, with a biomedical optical sensor that is able to localize, track and quantify a blood vessel wrapped around any given tissue in real time with a high resolution. The system is able to find blood vessels of size 2-8mm with a resolution of 0.5mm and has been successfully validated in both ex vivo tissue specimens and in vivo pig models. 

11:40AM-12:00PM | Networking Break

12:00PM-12:30PM | Entrepreneurs Showcase
Learn about some of the most exciting medical startups in the sensors industry. During the first part of the session, you’ll hear from three entrepreneurs who are integrating sensors into medical applications to improve accuracy, decrease operator error and ultimately improve patient outcomes. 
Yashar Ganjeh, Co-Founder & Vice President, IntuiTap Medical
Jonathan Gunn, CEO, Briteseed

Briteseed
Briteseed is commercializing a new class of smart surgical tools that have artificial-vision assistance to help surgeons quickly identify landmarks and safely navigate vital structures.These multifunctional tools have the benefit of cautery, dissection, and optical tissue sensing in a single package. Formed in 2013, Briteseed has developed its first surgical tool, the Smart Grasper, that integrates blood vessel-detection technology into a mechanical grasper. By utilizing optical spectroscopy in the jaws of the tool, surgeons can identify the presence and diameter of blood vessels. This information is displayed on the video monitors currently used in the operating room, with no interruption in surgeon workflow.

IntuiTap Medical
IntuiTap is the world’s first device designed for spinal punctures that integrates imaging of the spine with needle guidance and analytics to help physicians get where they need to go on the first try.Using its proprietary imaging technology, IntuiTap enhances palpitation and can detect the underlying vertebrae even through multiple layers of soft tissue. A real-time image of the underlying bones is constructed and displayed conveniently on the LCD screen attached to the handheld device. The company’s predictive algorithm projects onto the screen exactly where the needle will end up if inserted at that location, allowing the physician to visualize precisely where they need to insert the needle for optimal success. A digital pressure sensor incorporated into the device provides confirmation that the physician is in the right place, and accurately measures the opening pressure, eliminating the need for a cumbersome and inaccurate manometer. 

12:30PM-1:00PM | Panel Discussion on Innovating and Entrepreneurship
During the second half, the entrepreneurs will come together on a panel to discuss the different stages of the startup process, from research and development to funding to 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. 
Yashar Ganjeh, Co-Founder & Vice President, IntuiTap Medical
Jonathan Gunn, CEO, Briteseed

1:00PM-1:45PM | STRIVE Center: Bridging Laboratory Research & Real World Applications - Ryan McKindles, Research Director, STRIVE Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Sensorimotor Technology Realization in Immersive Virtual Environments (STRIVE) Center. An approximately 4,000 ft2 facility, the STRIVE Center features a High-end Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment (CAREN) system, one of three in the world. The CAREN enables the assessment of a person’s cognitive and physiological performance as they interact with a fully immersive virtual environment. This world-class center provides a nexus for the clinical, academic, and government communities to collaborate on next generation clinical, operational, technology development, and advanced training research.

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
avatar for Yashar Ganjeh

Yashar Ganjeh

Co-Founder & Vice President, IntuiTap Medical
Yashar is the Co-Founder and VP of Product Development at IntuiTap medical. He has a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Michigan and brings over ten years of experience in product design and manufacturing, which includes extensive research and development experience across different stages of product design process. He and his team formed IntuiTap Medical upon completion of the Biodesign Innovation Fellowship at the Texas Medical Center (TMC), where they discovered the need for accurate spinal needle placements after performing more than 250 hours of clinical rotations in different TMC facilities. He currently runs... Read More →
avatar for Roozbeh Ghaffari

Roozbeh Ghaffari

Senior Director of Research and Innovation, Northwestern Center for Bio-Integrated Electronics
Dr. Roozbeh Ghaffari obtained his BS and MEng degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2001 and 2003. He received his PhD degree in biomedical engineering from the Harvard Medical School-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology in 2008. His research focus was at the intersection of auditory neuroscience, microfluidics, and nanoscale metrology. Upon completion of his PhD, Dr. Ghaffari co-founded MC10 Inc and served as its Chief Technology Officer. In this role at MC10, Dr. Ghaffari shaped the technology vision of the company. These efforts have led to the development and launch of the award winning... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Gunn

Jonathan Gunn

CEO, Briteseed
Jonathan earned Doctoral degrees in Biomaterials Engineering and Nanotechnology from the University of Washington and a JD from Northwestern Law (cum laude). Jonathan's training in intellectual property law coupled with a decade of experience in the biomedical engineering field p... Read More →
avatar for Ryan McKindles

Ryan McKindles

Research Director, STRIVE Center, MIT Lincoln Laboratory
Dr. Ryan J. McKindles joined MIT Lincoln Laboratory in 2015. He is the Research Director of the Sensorimotor Technology Realization in Immersive Virtual Environments (STRIVE) Center and a member of the Bioengineering Systems & Technology group.  Ryan has diverse research interests that bridge the fields of neuroscience, sensorimotor control, biomechanics, neuroimaging, wearable technologies, and signal processing... Read More →
avatar for Hari Subramanian

Hari Subramanian

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, NanoCytomics
Dr. Subramanian is a Co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of NanoCytomics (www.nano-cytomics.com), an in vitro medical diagnostic company developing screening strategies for different types of cancers (e.g, lung, colon, prostate etc). He is also a Research Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Northwestern University. Dr. Subramanian was one of the original developers of partial wave spectroscopic (PWS) microscopy, the... Read More →

Sponsors

Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:15am - 2:00pm
Room 48

10:15am

Sensors Live Theater

Agenda:

11:00-11:30am | Oxide Gas Sensing Material and MEMS Process - Dr. John Harley, Vice President VP Technical Marketing and Business Development, Micralyne
The need for ubiquitous gas sensing provides an outstanding emerging opportunity for miniaturized devices created with MEMS technology.  Key features for metal oxide gas sensing include integrated thin film heaters, thermal isolating membranes, and metal oxide sensing films with catalyst doping. Material choices will be presented along with process flow considerations.  

11:45am-12:15pm | Mobile Robots: New Sensor Fusion Package Gives Precise Location From the Shape of its Surroundings - Spencer Krause, Director of Product Management, SKA
This session will demonstrate a Kaarta that allows robots to know precisely where they are combining data from an inertial measurement unit and a laser scanner using a process called SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping). The session will show a non-functional unit and some videos of data from functioning units as well as explore how SLAM works in general.

12:30pm-1:00pm |  IoT Ecosystem Beyond M2M - Raj Rentala, Director of IoT Solutions, Techwave, Techwave Consulting Inc.
The Session will go through indigenously built hardware and software solution used by industry leading heavy equipment OEMs. The solution is a scalable cloud platform with real-time monitoring and analytics that works with both mechanical and intelligent engines (CANbus / Modbus). This IoT solution has significantly helped OEMs to create new avenues in equipment leasing business and also saved fuel costs for the end customer.


1:15pm-1:45pm | Pressure & Temperature all in one device with DURAsense® - DunAn Sensing

2:00pm-2:30pm | How Environmental Sensors Help Maintain Healthy Homes and Offices While Saving Energy - Dr. Heiko Ulmer, Director of Business Development, Sensirion AG
People spend approximately 90% of their life time indoors and 40% of the total amount of energy is used in buildings especially for heating, cooling, and ventilation. When MEMS sensor technologies are properly applied for indoor air quality monitoring, they are a cost-effective solution to help reduce health risks, improve comfort, and save energy.

2:45pm-3:15pm | Sensor-Driven Healthcare: Innovative Applications Today & Tomorrow - Michael Plishka, President, ZenStorming LLC
The world of medical sensors seems to be transforming the world of medical products on what seems to be a daily basis. Michael Plishka of ZenStorming, will share some of the sensor technologies that he believes are making waves in healthcare. He will also discuss and extend the definition of what ‘sensor technologies’ are and where to find them, opening the door to new business opportunities for medical products and services. Here’s to creative solutions and a better world!



Speakers
avatar for Dr. John Harley

Dr. John Harley

Vice President VP Technical Marketing and Business Development, Micralyne, Inc.
avatar for Spencer Krause

Spencer Krause

Director of Product Management, SKA
Spencer Krause has been applying the concepts in this article to building robots for over fifteen years. Spencer is the Director of Product Management at SKA (www.ska.solutions), where he and a dedicated team help technology companies to build mechatronics devices, robots, and user interfaces. He has a... Read More →
avatar for Michael Plishka

Michael Plishka

President, ZenStorming LLC
Michael Plishka has worked for 25 years, primarily in the Healthcare Industry, collaborating with clinicians and patients to design and develop better products and services. He has won multiple corporate awards and has over 20 patents issued and pending in the US and internationa... Read More →
avatar for Raj Rentala

Raj Rentala

Director of IoT solutions, Techwave, Techwave Consulting Inc.
At Techwave Raj is responsible for sharpening IoT Strategy and charged with analyzing, road mapping, tracking and forecasting the transformation of the IoT Ecosystem as it expands beyond M2M. Also tapped to help optimize Techwave best practices in IoT GTM approaches and operation... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Heiko Ulmer

Dr. Heiko Ulmer

Director Business Development, Sensirion AG


Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:15am - 3:15pm
Sensors Live Theater

10:15am

IoT Ecosystem Theater
Agenda:

10:15-10:45am  |  The Survey Says: A Review of Survey Results on the IoT and Analytics Market - David Houghton, Strategist, James Brehm & Associates

11:00-11:30am  |  Building an Ecosystem for IoT Success
Moderator: 
David Houghton, Strategist, James Brehm & Associates
Speakers:
Manuel Botija, IoT Product Marketing, Sequans
Jeff Liebl, President, IoT Group, Anaren
Noel Mythen, Sales Manager, Central N. America, Taoglas

1:00-1:30pm  |  Intelligence in the Cloud, a Case Study - Jeff Liebl, President, IoT Group, Anaren

2:00-2:30pm  |  Is Cellular Right for Your IoT Applictions?
Moderator:
David Houghton, Strategist, James Brehm & Associates
Speakers:
 
Manuel Botija, IoT Product Marketing, Sequans
Steve Garrett, Director of Sales Engineering, OptConnect
Thaddeus Gulden, Field Applications Engineer, Taoglas
Scott Schwalbe, CEO, NimbeLink

3:00-3:30pm  |  Why Projects Fail - An Inquest Panel of IoT
Moderator: David Houghton, Strategist, James Brehm & Associates
Speakers:
Manuel Botija, IoT Product Marketing, Sequans
Thaddeus Gulden, Field Applications Engineer, Taoglas
Richard LaBorde, Director of Business Development, Anaren
Mike Tackaberry, VP Sales, NimbeLink

4:00-4:30pm  |  What We Learned from Managing 80,000 Cellular Devices - Steve Garrett, Director of Sales Engineering, OptConnect

Speakers
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 Steve Garrett

Steve Garrett

Director of Sales Engineering, OptConnect
avatar for Thaddeus Gulden

Thaddeus Gulden

Field Applications Engineer, Taoglas
avatar for David Houghton

David Houghton

Strategist, James Brehm & Associates
David Houghton has spent the past 25 years of experience working at the intersection of technology, business and performance improvement in a variety of strategic planning, management, operations, business development and sales positions. Most recently, David led sales and business development as a Director for Bright Wolf, an IoT software platform company that designs, develops, and deploys enterprise solutions. Before joining Bright Wolf in 2014, David was the CEO of Veedims from 2012 to 2013. There, he drove the commercialization and go-to-market strategy of... Read More →
avatar for Richard LaBorde

Richard LaBorde

Director of Business Development, Anaren
avatar for Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl

President, IoT Group
avatar for Noel Mythen

Noel Mythen

Sales Manager, Central N. America, Taoglas
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 Mike Tackaberry

Mike Tackaberry

VP Sales, NimbeLink


Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:15am - 4:30pm
IoT Ecosystem Theater

10:30am

APP1: Ubiquitous Spectral Sensing - MEMS Spectral Sensors
This presentation focuses on the technology that allows material analysis to be done out in the field, rather than in a lab. Traditionally, material analysis was done with bench-top spectrometers, however there is now unique and proprietary technology that has put discrete optical benches on silicon die. With the main optical components on a MEMS die, a spectrometer is now highly integrated, scalable, and reliable. What was once branded a bench-top device is now a portable spectral sensor enabling new applications for material analysis.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Smyser

Scott Smyser

EVP, W/W Marketing & Business Development, SI Ware
Scott manages worldwide marketing and business development for Si-Ware Systems (SWS) and develops and implements marketing and business development strategies for the company's technologies and products. | | Scott has 22 years of experience in the semiconductor industry as an ex... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Theater 1

10:30am

SS1: Using Core Independent Peripherals to Create Standalone Sensor Interfaces
The conversion of a simple sensor is typically just that, simple. The problem is with more complex sensors, particularly sensor that require stimulus. This usually means a software based approach to the conversion that drives up MIPs and complexity. Fortunately, Core Independent Peripherals (CIPs) provide an effective alternative. CIPs allow the creation of dedicated conversion engines that operate without code overhead.

This presentation will demonstrate several autonomous sensing solutions. These examples include position sensing, ultrasonic ranging and proximity, capacitive sensing and synchronized data acquisition. Each system will be described in detail with implementation and code overhead highlighted.

Speakers
avatar for Keith Curtis

Keith Curtis

Technical Staff Engineer, Microchip Technology, Inc.
Keith Curtis began his career during college as a technician/programmer for Summit Dana, and he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Montana State University in 1986. After graduation, Keith was employed by Tele-Tech as an engineer developing micro... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Theater 3

10:30am

TECH1: The Quest for Zero Power: TMR Sensing Technology’s Role in Next-Generation Medical/Industrial Devices
As advanced products move into portable, battery-operated devices, leading manufacturers are looking to Tunneling Magnetoresistance (TMR) as today's leading magnetic sensor technology.  Competing with yesterday's solutions such as Hall Effect and Reed Sensors, TMR satisfies designers of emerging technologies requiring the lowest power consumption coupled with the highest sensitivity while taking up very little board space.   Mr. BouRamia will extrapolate on TMR technology mechanisms, capabilities, and products.  The audience will share in an interactive demonstration of TMR.   Attendee Benefits include 1) Understanding TMR technology; 2) Comprehending how TMR can advance a next-generation device; 3) Actual hands-on experience of TMR technology.

Speakers
avatar for Tanios BouRamia

Tanios BouRamia

Product Line Manager, Sensors & Switches, Coto Technology
Tanios BouRamia, Product Line Manager for Sensors & Switches, has been with Coto Technology for more than six years. Tanios earned his M.B.A. in Strategic Design at Philadelphia University's Kanbar College of Design, Engineering, and Commerce; he also holds B.S. Degrees in Electrical Engineering and BioMedical Engineering, which he earned at the University of Rhode Island's College of Engineering. Currently, at Coto, Tanios is heavily involved with product development... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Theater 2

11:15am

APP2: Integration and Doing More with Less
This topic cover two key trends in managing power of mostly asleep ultra low power optoelectronic devices. More devices, displays, and sensors are being designed to run on static batteries or alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power. So the need for ultra efficient devices is becoming a more critical aspect of technology development. Battery powered devices don't only have to be small but they have operate in ultra low power consumption mode, otherwise batteries will be drained quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Walter Garcia Brooks

Walter Garcia Brooks

Field Applications Engineer, 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 Appli... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Theater 1

11:15am

SS2: Real-World IIoT in Foundries and Factories: Saving Energy and Improving Operational Efficiencies
This session will describe real-world, case studies using Industrial Internet of Things technologies in factories and foundries to reduce energy costs and improve manufacturing efficiencies by identifying no-cost and low-cost improvements. Motivated by gas and electric utility company incentive programs, analysis of IIoT measurements and real-time alerts for out-of-normal conditions have revealed natural gas and electricity savings opportunities with return on investment (ROI) periods ranging from a few weeks to a few months. In these case studies, energy savings were always accompanied by productivity improvements, tighter process control, better management oversight, and other production cost reductions. Tables, graphs and charts with results from IIoT measurements will be included.

Speakers
avatar for James Wiczer

James Wiczer

President, Sensor Synergy
Jamie Wiczer is president and founder of Sensor Synergy, a developer of software and hardware interfaces for sensors used in industrial monitoring applications. Wiczer served as the main architect for Sensor Synergy's products which use advanced smart sensor standards combined with state-of-the-art advances in software and hardware to enable Internet-accessible remote monitoring applications for industry. Wiczer has focused his efforts on providing good return on investment for manufacturing customers through energy savings... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Theater 3

11:15am

TECH2: Commercialization Opportunities and Strategies for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and Functional Fabric Sensors in Wearables and Other Applications

Printed/flexible/stretchable and functional fabric sensors and sensor-based systems  possess several important attributes including low-cost, shape conformability and large area coverage that make them ideal for a wide spectrum of applications especially wearables.   The presentation is a brief inventory of several of the more interesting examples of these technologies currently in production by commercial organizations or under development at research labs and universities worldwide.  The presentation will address market values and growth, barriers to the commercialization of these technologies, critical success factors, opportunities and strategies to create monetization.


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 →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Theater 2

1:00pm

APP3: Tilt and Vibration Monitoring for Building Life Cycle Health with Cloud Data Analytics
In this session, Rick Li will present a case study jointly with AEIDOGroup for 300,000 older building safety monitoring in southern China built in the 1970s and 1980s on sand foundation, using LoRa based narrow band wireless tilt and vibration sensors.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Li

Rick Li

CEO, Polysense
Rick is a senior member of IEEE, founder and CEO of Polysense Technologies. Polysense develops distributed fiber sensor and LPWAN LoRa/NB-IoT/LTE CAT -M wireless sensor product and solutions for industrial IoT with distributed data analytic. It is located in Santa Clara, California, also with offices in Beijing and Shanghai China. | | Prior to Polysense, he co-founded and served as CTO/VP engineering for Salira Systems; Rick also served as VP marketing at Cortina System; Senior director of strategy and technology at Broadcom Corporation; VP engineering for Crossbow Technologies; senior engineering manager at Cisco... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theater 1

1:00pm

SS3: Implementations and Applications for Industrial Wireless Based on IEC 62734 (ISA100.11a)
The Industrial wireless instrumentation is being applied to wide variety of applications. Plant owners require a secure wireless sensor network with large scalability, fast updates with deterministic latency, and high reliability for monitoring, control and safety applications. We will introduce the Dependable plant wide wireless network base on the IEC 62734 (ISA100.11a) standard which delivers a fully redundant, large scalability, deterministic latency to support mission critical applications.  The benefits of attendees are to learn (1) requirements and use cases for industrial wireless, (2) ISA100.11a technologies and solutions, and (3) success story for oil and gas industry using this technology.

Speakers
avatar for Toshi Hasegawa

Toshi Hasegawa

Expert Manager, Yokogawa
Toshi Hasegawa is an Expert Manager of technology Marketing, particularly with wireless. Toshi has been working for Yokogawa Electric Corporation for 27 years, and he has worked for development of Distributed Control Systems (DCS). His current activity is mainly on standardizatio... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theater 3

1:00pm

TECH3: Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography to Griding and Polishing and Position Sensing
The optical coherence tomography (OCT) was initially developed for medical applications. However, in the last decade the high resolution, OCT has found applications in many other fields including semiconductor metrology. At first, real space OCT system was applied, but now the frequency domain systems find their way in many industrial applications. One of the most recently invented systems is the Frequency Space Moire gauge which allows to measure arbitrary large distances with undiminished speed and accuracy. Attendees will learn the newest developments of OCT industrial metrology, and discuss practical design and manufacturing challenges of such sensors.

Speakers
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Wojtek Walecki

CTO, Frontier Semiconductor
Wojtek J. Walecki received his Ph.D. In Physics and Masters in Engineering from Brown university in 1994 and 1992 respectively, and Master Degree in Physics from Warsaw University. He did his postdoctoral research at Cornell University. His academic interests were focused on ultr... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theater 2

1:30pm

Women in Sensors Engineering (WISE) Program
Get inspired by female engineers involved in sensors and raise awareness of the contributions they make to the sensors community!

[Note: the WISE Program is being offered to attendees free of charge! Simply RSVP during the registration process to sign up.]

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
  | Introduction & Keynote
   Introduction: Galya Stoeva | Sales Manager, West Coast | Okmetic
   Keynote: Karen Lightman | Vice President | MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM
| WISE Panel Discussion
   Moderator: Galya Stoeva | Sales Manager, West Coast | Okmetic
   Panelists:
   Amy E. Duwel | Division Leader for Materials Engineering | Draper
   Karen Lightman | Vice President | MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI
   Donna Sandfox | Sales Planning Manager | Omron Electronic Components LLC
  
Sandra Vos | Director of Engineering, MEMS | Knowles Corporation

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
| Coaching & Mentoring Roundtables
   Mentors:
   Amy E. Duwel | Division Leader for Materials Engineering | Draper
   Karen Lightman | Vice President | MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI
   Donna Sandfox | Sales Planning Manager | Omron Electronic Components LLC
  
Sandra Vos | Director of Engineering, MEMS | Knowles Corporation

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM
| Beers & Bites Reception on the Expo Floor

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Amy E. Duwel

Amy E. Duwel

Division Leader for Materials Engineering, Draper
Amy Duwel, Ph.D. is the Division Leader for Materials Engineering at Draper. She has previously served Draper as the Group Leader for Draper Laboratory’s RF and Communications Group, and prior to that she led the MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems). Dr. Duwel has expertise in materials, MEMS, and RF systems, with special emphasis on energy loss mechanisms and energy transport. She led the team that developed the last generation of... Read More →
avatar for Karen Lightman

Karen Lightman

Vice President, MEMS & Sensors Industry Group, SEMI
Karen Lightman played a pivotal role in launching MEMS Industry Group in January 2001 and shepherding and negotiating the Strategic Association Partnership with SEMI, effective January 2017. Karen is active on the worldwide MEMS and sensors conference circuit as a keynote speaker and panelist. Karen manages the operations of MSIG; spearheads strategic growth; and oversees sales, public relations, marketing and outreach. Karen plays a critical role in creating the content for all MSIG and MSIG-partner conferences, events and... Read More →
avatar for Sandra Vos, PhD

Sandra Vos, PhD

Director of Engineering, MEMS, Knowles Corporation
Sandy leads a team of Design and Process Engineers developing MEMS acoustic transducers for consumer electronics and hearing health applications. She has a BS in Chemistry, PhD in Materials Science and over 15 years of Product and Technology Development spanning a range of market... Read More →
avatar for Donna Sandfox

Donna Sandfox

Sales Planning Manager, Omron Electronic Components LLC
Donna has worked with Omron Electronic Components for almost 15 years. Prior to Omron she worked in the environmental/pollution control and hydraulic valve industries. Early experiences included being a Project Manager for Clean Air Engineering where she was occasionally called on to climb and conduct testing on industrial smoke stacks. She still holds very... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:30pm - 4:00pm
Room 46

1:45pm

APP4: Diesel Exhaust Gas Aftertreatment OBD Sensor Integration
OBD standards are now driving the need for real-time diagnosis of aftertreatment system emissions performance over the life of the vehicle.  This system diagnosis requires the integration of information from a growing number of sensors in the vehicle exhaust pipe: NOx/NH3 sensors, soot load and particulate distribution sensors, temperature sensors, delta-pressure sensors, DEF and gas assist dosing pressure sensors, and DEF sensors including level, concentration/quality, and temperature are now becoming standard.  In addition to allowing control of the aftertreatment system and compliance to certification limits, improving sensor diagnostic functionality allows the OEM system to monitor the state of system health in real time.   These OBD sensors are becoming the guardrails that allow aftertreatment systems to meet required standards. In this context it is clear that OBD requirements at the vehicle level translate into reliability, performance, and self-diagnostic capabilities at the sensor level.  After a detailed description of the context, this talk will cover a number of tools that are employed today to ensure that the OBD compliance of emissions sensors is matched to the vehicle system during its development and integration phases.

Speakers
avatar for Jean Milpied

Jean Milpied

RD Manager, TE Connectivity
Jean MILPIED is since March 2012 at the head of the R&D team of the Humidity/Fluid Engineering group in TE Connectivity – Sensor Solutions in the Toulouse site, France, where he manages the development of the advanced sensing technologies for Industrial Construction and Truck market with products like combined Fluid Property and level sensors, humidity sensors. Principal field of expertise handled in the... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Theater 1

1:45pm

SS4: The Emergence and Importance of Low-Power Wide Area Networks (LP-WAN)
Pushing remote sensor data to the Cloud is complex. Bluetooth, WiFi, and Gateways all have strong negatives. Emerging Low Power Wide Area Networks are able to overcome these challenges. Attendees will learn about LP-WAN Pro's and Con's through a demo.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kressin

Robert Kressin

President, KS Technologies
Bob Kressin is President and Co-Founder of KS Technologies, LLC. Prior to founding KST, Bob worked as a Hardware Engineer for Hewlett-Packard and Agilent Technologies, designing high-speed oscilloscopes and logic analyzers. He served as Instructor in the Department of Electrical... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Theater 3

1:45pm

TECH4: How Safe is Your Machine?
Get a summary and review a progression of Functional Machine Safety, primarily dealing with entry monitoring from simple limit switches, to dual reed magnetic switches, to coded magnet switches and finally to RFID switches.  The main premise is to define the level of protection and tamper countermeasure improvements as these devices progressed in conjunction with the progression of the safety standards.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Gladkowski

Michael Gladkowski

Sales Application Engineer, Elobau
Michael Gladkowski is a Sales Application Engineer at Elobau Sensors Technology. He has a bachelor’s degree in Physics and is currently seeking TÜV safety certification while supporting Elobau’s machine safety product line with the inclusion of safety relays, e-stops, in addition... Read More →
avatar for Ed Nachel

Ed Nachel

Applications Engineer, Machine Safety & Industry, Elobau
Ed Nachel received his A.S.E.T. degree from DeVry Institute of Technology, Chicago, a B.S.E.E. degree from the University of IL, Chicago. He has held various positions within the industrial control business sector and is currently Applications Engineer, Machine Safety and Industrial Controls for elobau sensor technology, Inc. in Waukegan, IL. as well as a certified Functional Safety Engineer... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Theater 2

2:30pm

APP5: Secure Network Infrastructure for Industrial IoT
In a connected world, the promise of the Industrial IoT value proposition comes out only when multiple applications have access to the same device data on a real-time basis so as to influence the application eco-system. These applications will reside everywhere - some on the cloud, some on the edge. We are all aware of data breaches within the IT network that originated via the OT network. We are also aware of DDoS attacks using BOTS that ran on OT devices such as connected video surveillance cameras. The onset of Industrial IoT has created a new problem of how OT data from legacy un-connected control systems and devices can be transported securely from any device to any number of applications simultaneously; while ensuring protection of the legacy Industrial mission-critical asset, complete data isolation between OT and IT networks, as well as minimization of data theft.  This calls for a secure, flexible and scalable network infrastructure architecture that can support such a requirement for billions of devices in any vertical.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Victor

Ron Victor

CEO & Founder, 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 →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Theater 1

2:30pm

SS5: Building a Sensor-to-Cloud PoC for Your IIoT Use Case
To build industrial sensor-to-cloud proof of concepts that integrate your technology, you must understand the components, protocols, interfaces, and security considerations needed. Whether you supply precision sensors and actuators, or software analytics in cloud platforms, you 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's usable for your business case. Many gateways are focused only on IT data models or hardware that is tailored to enterprise systems, but doesn't consider low-level, embedded systems with their memory constraints and latency requirements.

Speakers
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 →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Theater 3

2:30pm

TECH5: Vibration Monitoring of Axial Fan HVAC Equipment
Most mechanical and evaporative heat rejection equipment in an HVAC system has an induced-draft configuration typically including one or more axial fans mounted at the top of a steel structure. The fans move outdoor air through the equipment in order to expedite the heat transfer process. Because axial fans are large-diameter propeller fans with long blades, their stable performance is easily influenced by mechanical or environmental imbalance, damaged or worn gears and damaged shaft/coupling. When not at a stable operating level, the fans tend to vibrate at increased amplitude. Vibration monitoring is essential to provide signals for early warning or provide shutdown when vibration levels exceed a predetermined threshold.

Speakers
avatar for Meredith Christman

Meredith Christman

Product Marketing Manager, PCB Piezotronics
Meredith Christman is currently the Product Marketing Manager for IMI Sensors, a division of PCB Piezotronics, Inc. Responsible for product development and management of the company's industrial and energy product lines that include accelerometers, 4-20 mA transmitters, pressure transducers and switches. Previously Product Manager of Air Management Products with Roberts Gordon LLC for 10 years. Responsible for product development and management of the company's DOAS cooling and indirect-fired heating equipment. | | Ms. Christman graduated in 2003 from UB School of Management with an MBA in finance and international... Read More →


Tuesday October 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm
Theater 2

4:00pm

Best of the Midwest Awards
Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:00pm - 4:15pm
Theater 2

4:00pm

4:00pm

Beers & Bites Reception
Tuesday October 3, 2017 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hall G
 
Wednesday, October 4
 

7:30am

Registration
Wednesday October 4, 2017 7:30am - 3:00pm
Main Lobby

8:00am

Networking Breakfast
Start your days off the right away with breakfastand coffee! This is a perfect way to reconnect with colleagues, mingle with speakers, meet industry press, and energize for the day ahead.

Wednesday October 4, 2017 8:00am - 9:00am
Outside Keynote Room

9:00am

Keynote: Sensors and Cyberphysical Sensing Networks for Water and Agriculture

The affordability of computing today, progress in nanomaterials and sensing devices, the increasing availability of data, and the emergence of low power wireless networks have made this an opportune time for the emergence of cyberphysical sensor networks for agriculture, water, and the environment. Supratik will discuss three projects at different stages of development: (i) a two year pilot experiment with Gallo wineries and IBM that used satellite imagery data to calculate and then deliver water to vineyards in a pixelized manner via drip irrigation--resulting in improvements in yield and water efficiency; (ii), the development of Thoreau (Thoreau.uchicago.edu)-the first university based fully sub-terranean sensing network for soil that we have built at the University of Chicago, and (iii) a planned pilot for temporal and geospatial mapping of water quality in the Godavari River in Southern India.  Through the descriptions of these projects Guha will try to argue that a key bottleneck for ubiquitous use of these technologies lies in the development of cheap, reliable, and scalable sensing packages. He will also describe a few of the key sensing challenges for water and agriculture.


Speakers
avatar for Supratik Guha

Supratik Guha

Director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials, Argonne National Laboratory
Supratik Guha is the Director of the Nanoscience and Technology Division and the Center for Nanoscale Materials at the Argonne National Laboratory, and a Professor at the Institute for Molecular Engineering The University of Chicago. Dr. Guha came to Argonne in 2015 after spending twenty years at IBM Research where he last served as the Director of Physical Sciences. At IBM, Dr. Guha pioneered the materials research that led to... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 9:00am - 9:45am
Room 46

10:00am

Automotive & Autonomous Vehicle Sensors Workshop

Automotive electronics is undergoing a renaissance. Car manufacturers are looking to add both convenience and safety features to make the drivers life easier, productive, and safe. It is simply not enough to have a comfortable ride, leather seats, keyless entry, power locks and lift gates, these are all pretty nice but they are not enough to attract the new generation of drivers that what to be connected all the time, and value premium safety features. Today’s market has made infotainment (IVI) systems nearly a standard feature and seen increase consumer appetite for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). As a result of these market influences the innovation cycle has accelerated for these applications. In IVI we see the possibilities of new UIs, and Application frameworks, where as in ADAS we see these features laying the foundation for the autonomous vehicles enablement.

This half-day Workshop, will explore IVI, ADAS, and Autonomous Vehicles through different viewpoints and discussing the importance of sense technologies.

Agenda:

10:10AM-10:45AM | High-Tech Disruption on Automotive Industry - Egil Juliussen, Director of Research & Principal Analyst, Automotive Technology, IHS Markit

Learn where the disruption is happening in:

  • Infotainment: From Radio-CD to Display-centric Smartphone content
  • Connected Car: From Telematics to Cloud-content, OTA updates, Cyber-security, Wi-Fi & V2X
  • Autonomous Driving: From Driver assist functions to Self-driving and Driverless cars
  • Mobility-as-a-Service: From Ride-hailing to Battery EV-centric driverless vehicle fleets

10:45AM-11:15AM | Making Automated Driving a Reality - Jada Tapley, Vice President, Advanced Engineering & External Relations, Delphi 

The automotive landscape has transformed with the shift toward automated driving. Software and sensors have come together to make the vision of automated driving a reality. Come and learn more about the technology that makes this exciting new reality possible. 

11:15AM-11:45AM | The Future of the IVI Experience: Will Apple CarPlay and Google’s Android Auto Take Over In-Vehicle Infotainment? - Leonard Nieman, In-Vehicle Apps Architect Manager, GM
IVI was once looked upon as a luxury item, but is quickly moving to becoming standard equipment. The questions is, how does IVI evolve from here? What is the optimal User Experience? Will Apps, Projection, Natural Language speech, or autonomous driving change the game or just bring more of the same?

11:45AM-12:00PM | Break - Snacks and Refreshments Provided

12:00PM-12:30PM | V2X Shaping the Future of Transportation - Michael Blicher, Director of Business Development, Autotalks 
Communications between vehicle to vehicles (V2V) or Vehicles to Infrastructure (V2I) What does it mean for the future of IVI and AD and passenger experience.

12:30PM-1:00PM | The Compute Engines that will Drive Machine Learning and Autonomous Drive - Willard Tu, Sr. Director - Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx 
A key component to helping autonomous driving is providing a platform to which all the machine learning software will run on.  Semiconductor System on Chip (SoC) vendors are racing to create the "brains" to which all that software will run on. Come and learn the challenges SoC vendors are facing as they work to keep pace with the AD expectations and not slow down the momentum.

1:00PM-1:30PM | Panel Discussion - Ask the Experts
Automotive experts will provide their perspective in this Q&A session.  Come ask the questions that you've been wanting answers to.

Moderators
avatar for Will Tu

Will Tu

Sr. Director - Automotive Business Unit, Xilinx
Willard Tu is Sr. Director of Automotive for Xilinx.  He is responsible for the global business development, product planning, marketing strategies for the automotive business unit.  Willard has spent his career at the axis of semiconductors, automotive, and computing industries for over two decades He brings considerable automotive experience from various past... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mike Blicher

Mike Blicher

Director of Business Development, Autotalks
Michael Blicher is a seasoned veteran of the global automotive industry. He earned a double major in Electrical Engineering and Economics from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, PA. His 35+ years included General Motors, Magna International and 15+ years as Managing Director of MCBNetwrx, an independent international business development... Read More →
avatar for Egil Juliussen

Egil Juliussen

Director of Research & Principal Analyst, Automotive Technology, IHS Markit
Egil has over 35 years’ experience in the computer, Internet and automotive electronics. In the last 16 years he has focused on self-driving cars, connected car technology, auto infotainment, mobile devices used in the car and driver assist systems. | Egil’s most recent research has been focused on autonomous driving technologies, self-driving cars, automotive software and cyber-security. In the last three years, he has written five research reports and given over 15 conference presentations on autonomous driving technologies and self-driving cars. | He has extensive experience in technology forecasting, competitive analysis and market forecasting. Egil was co-founder of Telematics Research Group, which was acquired by iSuppli in 2008. IHS acquired iSuppli in... Read More →
avatar for Leonard Nieman

Leonard Nieman

In-Vehicle Apps Architect Manager, GM
Leonard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Kettering University in Flint, Michigan.He has fourteen years of Automotive experience with various roles including, Software Development, Resident Engineer for the OnStar Module, and Project Management of a Bluetooth Module.Leonard joined General Motors in 2010 and has spent most of his time there on the launch and support of... Read More →
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Jada Tapley

Vice President, Advanced Engineering & External Relations, Delphi
Jada Tapley, vice president – advanced engineering & external relations, is responsible for driving Delphi’s advanced engineering roadmap and promoting Delphi’s technology with external stakeholders. Previously, Tapley was Global Director – Software, Engineering Operating Systems (EOS) and Tools at... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:00am - 1:30pm
Room 46

10:00am

Exhibit Hall Hours
Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:00am - 3:00pm
Hall G

10:15am

IoT Ecosystem Theater
Agenda:

10:15-10:45am  |  IoT 101: From the Edge to the Enterprise - Functional Decomposition of the IoT Ecosystem - David Houghton, Strategist, James Brehm & Associates

11:00-11:30am  |  What Processor for What Application - Richard LaBorde, Director of IoT Business Development, Anaren

1:00-1:30pm  |  Journey to Finished Products - Scott Schwalbe, CEO, NimbeLink

Speakers
avatar for David Houghton

David Houghton

Strategist, James Brehm & Associates
David Houghton has spent the past 25 years of experience working at the intersection of technology, business and performance improvement in a variety of strategic planning, management, operations, business development and sales positions. Most recently, David led sales and business development as a Director for Bright Wolf, an IoT software platform company that designs, develops, and deploys enterprise solutions. Before joining Bright Wolf in 2014, David was the CEO of Veedims from 2012 to 2013. There, he drove the commercialization and go-to-market strategy of... Read More →
avatar for Richard LaBorde

Richard LaBorde

Director of Business Development, Anaren
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 →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:15am - 1:30pm
IoT Ecosystem Theater

10:15am

Sensors Live Theater

Agenda:

10:15-10:45am | Concussion & Athlete Monitoring System Design Kim Rowe, CEO, Rowebots
The questions of developing the Concussion & Athlete Monitoring System are discussed in the presentation: the reasons to develop the system, critical  IoT and Wearable design factors, Security for IoT devices and more.

11:00-11:30am | Rotational and Linear QVLA Sensing - Brad Engstrand, President, Motion Controls
An in depth discussion of QVLA technology including the reference quality emitter, light frequencies used, target definition, surface qualities, dirt, high aspect versus low aspect tubing, lens arrangements and signal conditioning if needed. Strengths and weaknesses versus traditional technologies for linear and rotational sensing. New frontiers in RGB sensing creating a poor man’s spectrometer with our reference quality emitter.


11:45am-12:45pm | The Future of Engineering Education Panel
This panel discussion will provide attendees with an insight into the current status of engineering education and its challenges in training its students for the next part of their professional career, whether in education or in industry.  The well-balanced panel of a high level engineering academic administrator, two panelists from the sensors industry and a current engineering student is expected to provide a representative sample of the educational ecosystem dynamic, issues and recommended activities and actions to optimize success for current engineering students and future engineers.

Chair: Roger Grace, Founder & President, Roger Grace Associates
Panelists:
Tamim Halawani Al-Tamimi, Student, Northeastern University
Brian Kinkade, Founder, Positive Impact
Tom Nguyen, CEO, DunAn Sensing
Kelly Zelesnik, Academic Dean, Lorain County Community College

1:15-1:45pm | Sensors in the Brain: The Emergence of Cybernetic Interfaces - Philip Troyk, PhD, CEO/Professor, Sigenics, Inc/Illinois Institute of Technology
Once limited only to science fiction, designing and implementing electronics for sensing and stimulation of the human brain are rapidly becoming science. Creating miniature wireless sensor modules, called neural prostheses, for implantation into the brain requires a combination of unique system/circuit design and packaging techniques. Clinical testing of a broad range of new neural prostheses is on-going, with the most advanced ones using subminiature fully wireless modules. The design and testing of an implantable modular system for restoration of vision to those will blindness will be presented.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Engstrand

Brad Engstrand

President, Motion Controls LLC
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 →
avatar for Tamim Halawani

Tamim Halawani

Student, Northeastern University
My name is Tamim Halawani. I am an international student from Jordan, attending Northeastern University in Boston, MA. My major is Industrial Engineering with a minor in Business Administration. Attending an institution that is considered a pioneer in experiential learning throug... Read More →
avatar for Brian Kinkade

Brian Kinkade

Founder, Positive Impact
Brian Kinkade is a senior technical product sales and marketing executive with a BSEE from RPI and MBA and over 25 years of experience in a variety of market segments. Brian started out as an Electrical Engineer designing automated test systems; he then transitioned through Technical Sales Support to Product Management at a data acquisition and image processing... Read More →
avatar for Tom Nguyen

Tom Nguyen

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DunAn Sensing
Tom Nguyen, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, has over 30 plus years of engineering, operations, and business development experience in the MEMS and semiconductor industry. Before the founding of DunAn Sensing, Mr. Nguyen is also the founder and CEO of AVsensors and Microlux Technology. He is also served as an Executive Director of Engineering and Operations at S3C, Inc. a subsidiary of Nagano Keiki group companies a leading manufacturer in industrial and automotive pressure sensors... Read More →
avatar for Philip Troyk, PhD

Philip Troyk, PhD

CEO/Professor, Sigenics, Inc/Illinois Institute of Technology
avatar for Kim Rowe

Kim Rowe

Founder, RoweBots Limited
Kim Rowe has started several embedded systems and Internet companies including RoweBots Limited. He has over 30 years experience in embedded systems development and management. With an MBA and MEng, Kim has published and presented over 50 papers and articles on both technical and... Read More →
avatar for Kelly Zelesnik

Kelly Zelesnik

Dean of the Engineering, Business & Information Technologies Division, Lorain County Community College
Kelly Zelesnik is currently the Dean of the Engineering, Business & Information Technologies Division, the Nord Advanced Technologies Center and the Campana Center for Ideation & Invention at Lorain County Community College.  She was appointed to serve on LIFT’s (Lightweight Innovations for Today, Manufacturing USA Institute) Expert Educator Panel in January. She also supports workforce and educational programming for Manufacturing USA institutes including Next Flex and DMDII (Digital Manufacturing... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:15am - 2:30pm
Sensors Live Theater

10:30am

APP6: Using AI with Sensor and Signal Data at the Edge and in the Cloud
Working with sensor data, particularly sensor data in the form ofsignals, can be very difficult. High sample-rate signals like sound,vibration, accelerometry and electrical signals are usually thedomain of the signal processing engineer, but there are newmachine learning and AI-driven techniques that make thesetypes of data much easier to work with, and much easier to blendwith data from other sensors. This session will help you better understand the difference between time-series and signal data in sensors. Attendees will learn how to determine the right approach for working with each and how to use the latest machine learning and AI techniques on this kind of data.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Feffer

Stuart Feffer

Co-Founder & CEO, Reality Analytics, Inc.
Stuart is co-founder and CEO of Reality AI, an artificial intelligence company focusing on sensors and signals. Reality AI offers an application for practicing engineers that uses AI-based tools to create signal classifiers and detectors: code that recognizes the signatures of specific events and conditions in vibration, sound, accelerometry, current/voltage waveforms, imagery, LiDAR and remote sensing. Customers include companies working on IoT solutions, condition monitoring or predictive maintenance, as well as manufacturing companies concerned with in-line quality... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Theater 1

10:30am

SS6: Applications for IIoT Embedded Sensors in the Energy Sector
Machine learning is unlocking unprecedented hidden value from IIoT streaming sensor data, driving measurable business value across industries. Take the energy sector for example, advanced IIoT analytics solutions are significantly reducing operating costs and bolstering safety by alerting operators before critical asset incidents occur and empowering them to take preventative actions. By combining sensor data with visual analytics tools, operators can see patterns of equipment productivity degradation and stoppages. With streaming analytics, sensors support continuous surveillance, decision support, and automated action. Such technologies are augmenting intelligence in the energy sector, driving operational efficiency and meaningful ROI.

Speakers
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Paul Basile

Director, Enterprise Accounts, TIBCO Software
Paul Basile is a Director of Analytics Insight who has guided many clients to driving extreme value from their vast corporate data asset portfolios. It is no longer good enough to rely on data at rest but to move data insights to the edge where data is transacting in real time. Big data has forced organizations to re-evaluate how they make business critical decisions. Paul has enabled industrial companies in Energy, Consumer Goods... Read More →
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Michael O'Connell

Chief Analytics Officer, TIBCO Software
Michael O'Connell is Chief Analytics Officer at TIBCO Software, helping clients with analytics software applications that drive extreme business value. Michael's passion involves identifying insights with visual and predictive analytics, and turning these insights into actions across business operations with real-time, event processing. He has worked extensively in many industries, driving TIBCO product direction to address business problems in Financial Services, Energy, Life Sciences, Consumer Goods... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Theater 3

10:30am

TECH6: So I Have Lots of Sensor Data....Now What?
More and more companies are collecting data from their sensors, however, many companies are simply collecting this data rather than taking action or deriving insights from the data. Companies know that they need to do something with this data, however, there are many challenges from a lack of resources to not understanding what can be done with the data that prevent companies from implementing solutions. This presentation will discuss the current challenges of starting a Big Data project, give a step by step guide on how to start organizing data and brainstorming solutions and the benefits of implementing a solution.

Speakers
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Murali Kashaboina

Chief Data Scientist, Entrigna
Murali Kashaboina is the founder, CEO & Chief Data Scientist of Entrigna, a real-time prescriptive analytics company. Murali brings over 17 years of IT experience in the areas of e-commerce, real-time predictive architecture, real-time Business Intelligence and agile software development methodologies. Prior to founding Entrigna, Murali served as the Managing Director of Enterprise Architecture at United Airlines and played a key role in the merger of United... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 10:30am - 11:00am
Theater 2

11:15am

APP7: Predicting MEMS IMU/Gyroscope Response to Linear Vibration in Autonomous Vehicle Applications
Guidance Navigation Control (GNC) systems on Autonomous Vehicle (AV) platforms often have to provide reliable service through challenging conditions.  For example, the faster these platforms operate, quite often, the more difficult their vibration profiles are to manage.  For those platforms that leverage MEMS IMU/Gyroscopes as their feedback sensing element, the gyroscope’s response to linear vibration can be the most influential error contribution in the GNC's operation.  Therefore, understanding and predicting this response is often a critical step in developing a GNC architecture for an AV platform. This session will deliver the following benefits to the audience:
1. Learn how to  quantity system vibration in a manner that enables simple analysis and prediction.
2. Learn how to identify key behaviors in MEMS IMU/Gyroscope datasheets and how to analyze their impact on key system metrics, such as bandwidth, noise and bias 
3. Learn how to define requirements for vibration mounting solutions, when they are necessary

Speakers
avatar for Mark Looney

Mark Looney

Staff Applications Engineer, Analog Devices
Mark Looney studied Electrical Engineering at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned both BS (1994) and MS (1995) degrees in that time. Since his graduation, Mark has accumulated over 22 years of experience in smart sensor integration, inertial sensing, hi-speed signal proces... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Theater 1

11:15am

SS7: Monitoring IIoT Devices for Improved Reliability and Security
IIoT devices present many challenges, as they have limited resources in terms of CPU, Memory, OS constraints, etc.. These characteristics require careful consideration when it comes to the preferred method of monitoring for failures and threats. Learn the pros and cons of the different methods that could be used for embedded systems: 1) Hardware based - external hardware attached to the system with data analyzed outside of system; 2) Software based - code is added to the system by either integrating into existing application code or as separate processes; 3) Hybrid solution - combination of both hardware and software taking advantage of the benefits of each and minimizing the faults.

Speakers
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Vinai Sundaram

CEO, SensorHound Innovations LLC
Dr. Vinai Sundaram is the CEO and Co-founder at SensorHound, Inc, which develops efficient solutions to improve operational reliability and security of IoT edge devices. Dr. Sundaram is a recognized expert in the field of IoT edge reliability and security. He has many years of industry... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Theater 3

11:15am

TECH7: Manufacturing and Reliability for Interactive Stretchable and Wearable Sensor Systems
Moving beyond the basic objective of collecting and reporting raw data from a stretchable or wearable sensor system, integrating processors and actuators enables analysis on that data which can then drive decisions and actions. When this occurs both the value of the product and the complexity of device integration increases.  A series of developments in both scalable manufacturing integration methods and reliability testing are underway at NextFlex in programs with participation from GE, Binghamton University, Georgia Tech, Cal Poly, DuPont, Raytheon, Boeing and others.  Advancements in integrated direct-write solutions, IC integration and reliability test methods will all contribute to driving these intelligent systems to success in the marketplace.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Marsh

Jason Marsh

Director of Technology, NextFlex
Jason has worked in operations and engineering roles for Kyocera in the US, Japan, India, Germany, Mexico and China. As a materials science and automation engineer with a background in machine vision and industrial automation and equipment, Jason has worked on a variety of techno... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 11:15am - 11:45am
Theater 2

1:00pm

APP8: Tamper Detection for Magnetic Position Sensing
Magnetic position sensors use the measured magnetic field to detect the position or presence of a magnet. Common examples are door/window open or closed detection and wheel revolution counting as in a gas or electric meter. Tampering means using second magnet to defeat or fool the position sensor. In today's security conscious world inclusion of tamper detection is becoming more and more a requirement. Attendees of this session will learn about:

1.) Requirements related to tamper detection in security applications and electronic meters (wheel revolution counting)
2.) Strategies for tamper detection and adding tamper detection with minimal cost and power penalty
3.) Case studies related to tamper detection for security applications and electronic meters

Speakers
avatar for John Gammel

John Gammel

Principle Applications Engineer, Silicon Laboratories Inc.
Dr. John C Gammel is a Principle applications engineer at Silicon Laboratories. He has published over 30 papers and holds over 10 patents in a wide variety of areas ranging from semiconductor physics to his current interest in environmental sensors. He currently specializes in ma... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theater 1

1:00pm

SS8: Challenges in Building Robots for Harsh Environments

The world is home to many harsh environments which that can cause unexpected issues in many engineered systems. This session is designed to give an overview of some of the different challenges faced by robots and other mechatronic devices face while operating in harsh environments. For the purposes of this session, harsh environments include the oceans, the deserts, mines, volcanoes, outerspace, nuclear waste processing and storage facilities, and industrial processing facilities, and many others. We’ll discuss, at a high-level, challenges that occur when designing oceanic robots, solutions to those challenges, and analogous issues and solutions in other environments.


Speakers
avatar for Spencer Krause

Spencer Krause

Director of Product Management, SKA
Spencer Krause has been applying the concepts in this article to building robots for over fifteen years. Spencer is the Director of Product Management at SKA (www.ska.solutions), where he and a dedicated team help technology companies to build mechatronics devices, robots, and user interfaces. He has a... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theater 3

1:00pm

TECH8: Mechatronic Rapid Prototyping MEMS Device for a Precision Dual-Axis Surface Angular Measurement (SAM)
Rapid prototyping for a state of the art precision dual-axis Surface Angular Measurement (SAM) tool was developed in <10 days for an industrial manufacturing research need for dual-axis tilt measurement. Precision inclinometers are abundant, however; meeting custom needs for size, weight, axes, accuracy, precision, logging, display, and battery management into one design excluded various off-the-shelf devices.  Based on mechatronic design principles and rapid prototyping MEMS, a functional sensor design was achieved at low cost and minimal time.  A successful result with high confidence achieved a precision of <+/-0.058°, an accuracy of <+/-0.099° within a +/- 4°range.

Attendee benefits include:
• Discussion of rapid prototyping MEMS applications for precision measurement.
• End-User’s discussion on quality functional prototypes for sensor applications for industry.
• Detailed discussion of how to build a precision dual-axis inclinometer for acceptable gage
performance with small inexpensive modular components.

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown

Staff Mechanical Engineer, Ventana Medical Systems
Patrick Brown is a Staff Mechanical Engineer at Ventana Medical Systems in Tucson, Arizona where he has developed solutions for diagnostic laboratory equipment in the areas of electro-mechanical and micro-fluidic design.  Patrick has an MS Biomedical Engineering degree from Wrigh... Read More →
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Aaron Ewoniuk

Phd Candidate & Senior Mechanical Engineer, Lehigh University & Ventana Medical Systems
Aaron Ewoniuk is a PhD Candidate at Lehigh University in Mechanical Engineering while being a Senior R&D engineer at Ventana Medical Systems of Tucson, Arizona where he has created diagnostic imaging systems, high volume tissue (biopsies) stainers, mathematical algorithms, and me... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Theater 2

1:45pm

SS9: Concussion Sensing for Safer Team Sports

Concussion prevention and treatment have become major concerns for football, rugby, hockey and other team sports. This session will examine options for implementing sensors to assist coaches and medical personnel for early detection and treatment. The design will involve selecting the proper sensor type, implementing proper detection and measurement of impact to prevent serious injury, and implementation of wireless connectivity on playing field to alert coaches and medical personnel.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Rowe

Kim Rowe

Founder, RoweBots Limited
Kim Rowe has started several embedded systems and Internet companies including RoweBots Limited. He has over 30 years experience in embedded systems development and management. With an MBA and MEng, Kim has published and presented over 50 papers and articles on both technical and... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Theater 3

1:45pm

TECH9: Cost Versus Power Tradeoffs in Sensor System Design, is Win-Win an Option
This session documents proven sensor options and techniques that both reduce system cost while at the same time reduce power consumption in many cases by an order of magnitude. A case study of a battery-powered sensor system is presented with proposed optimization quantified. A functional embedded system that includes cost-power optimized examples of temp, light, proximity magnetic field and motion sensing will be discussed and demonstrated during this live and interactive session. Attendees leave this session with: 1.sensor options and techniques that both reduce both system cost and reduce power 2. how to quantify and measure the benefits 3. pitfalls to avoid in cost-power optimized embedded system design.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Buccini

Mark Buccini

Director, Advanced Product Platforms, Texas Instruments
Mark E. Buccini is responsible for advanced mixed-signal product platform strategy and execution as a staff member at Texas Instruments supporting the company’s Kilby Research Labs. He has over 29 years' experience that spans a range of application areas including ultra-low power... Read More →


Wednesday October 4, 2017 1:45pm - 2:15pm
Theater 2