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Tuesday, October 3

10:30am CDT

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.

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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 microcontroller... Read More →

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

11:15am CDT

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.

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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... Read More →

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

1:00pm CDT

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.

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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 standardization... Read More →

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

1:45pm CDT

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.

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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 and... Read More →

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

2:30pm CDT

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.

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Wil Florentino

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

Tuesday October 3, 2017 2:30pm - 3:00pm CDT
Theater 3
Wednesday, October 4

10:30am CDT

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.

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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... 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... Read More →

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

11:15am CDT

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.

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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 CDT
Theater 3

1:00pm CDT

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.

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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... Read More →

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