The Internet of Things (IoT) is a broad term being used to cover technologies that give network connectivity to everyday objects, from wearable computers to common products. What's behind all the excitement about the Internet of Things? How will companies benefit from IoT technologies? What will be the impact on consumers? What strategies should companies use to take advantage of IoT technologies, and which technologies will dominate the IoT? This two-day conference will feature case studies from early adopters. Learn from industry experts, market leaders and analysts who will share their insights about overcoming technical, user and governmental challenges, and discover how to create effective business models using the power of the Internet of Things.
Apr. 16 › 2:00 PM
The Current State of the Internet of Things
In this session, get a brief summary of the status of the Internet of Things, and learn how connected devices are making a real impact across a growing number of industries. Hear some examples of the IoT in use today, as well as the technology's impact and where it's headed in the near-future.
Speaker: Stephen Halliday, President, High Tech Aid
Apr. 16 › 2:50 PM
Keynote: Securing the Internet of Things
Smart cities, smarter homes, wearable technology, embedded chips and amazing new virtual experiences—these are just a few of the promises offered by the Internet of Things (IoT). But how can we possibly secure the IoT when we can't secure the current Internet? What about privacy? Will IoT be an enabler of innovation or come crashing down all around us? Hear where we've been, where we are and where we are heading regarding global cybersecurity trends. And understand what we can learn from the technology's past that may help us avoid cyber-traps in the future. This session will offer real examples, cross-industry trends, true stories and a hopeful outlook for IoT.
Speaker: Dan Lohrmann, CSO and Chief Strategist, Security Mentor
Apr. 16 › 3:30 PM
Apr. 16 › 4:00 PM
Sponsored Session: Enabling the IoT for Industry
What is the Internet of Things and how does it relate to industrial applications? The IoT is generally thought of as a consumer phenomenon, however there are many low cost sensing technologies, including RFID that are helping to create this connected universe – and are already being used in industry today. Between these intelligent devices, connected communications networks and the data derived from them – just getting started may be easier and more cost effective than you think. Learn more about how to develop your IoT strategy from a panel of experts.
Speaker: George E. Daddis, Jr. PhD, CEO, Omni-ID
Apr. 16 › 4:50 PM
IoT Is Buzzy, But Strategies Are Fuzzy: Gain Sanity Amid the IoT Madness
The Internet of Things is the most hyped concept, application or suite of technologies that the IT sector has encountered in many years. The challenge, however, is finding a clear definition for IoT across vertical markets, technology vendors, solutions providers, investors and other interested parties. Once defined, how do organizations then identify and execute the best internal and external IoT strategies—ones that work for you, your partners and your customers? With so many companies claiming to have a stake in the IoT market opportunity, including hundreds of companies actively promoting IoT solutions, is a true definition or hierarchy of values for IoT emerging? Learn how to find your way down the IoT path, and hear about strategies that may help you reach your destination. The road may be long and winding, and a little guidance and direction can go a long way in helping you find success.
Speaker: Michael Liard, Industry Analyst, Liard Research & Consulting
Apr. 16 › 5:30 PM
IoT Conference Concludes for the Day
Apr. 17 › 9:00 AM
Interconnectivity and the Internet of Things
Wi-Fi-connected devices already outnumber people on the planet. Soon, each of the world's 500 million Wi-Fi-enabled households will have dozens of devices that exchange information, optimize energy usage and make our lives more convenient. Many of these connections will be machine-to-machine, while others will enable new ways for people to control and interact with the world around them. This session will provide an update on the Internet of Things, including advancements in foundational technologies enabling the IoT. Hear about low-power Wi-Fi and power-line technologies used to connect devices and systems.
Speaker: Tarun Dewan, Senior Product Manager, Qualcomm
Apr. 17 › 9:45 AM
Creating an Interactive Customer Experience With the Internet of Things
A partnership between the Festival des Lumières de Québec and SAGA resulted in the presentation of an interactive Christmas fable, LUMA, at the 2014 German Christmas Market. LUMA was a collective experience in which visitors were encouraged to connect with their environment. Visitors experienced unique video projections and personalized content, as well as immersive and interactive stories using the physical world as a platform. Learn how LUMA used ioTheatre, a Web-based storytelling engine, to link users to connected objects and collect behavioral data for future use.
Speaker: Vincent Routhier, Chief Storytelling Officer, SAGA
Apr. 17 › 10:30 AM
Best Internet of Things Deployment
Each year, RFID Journal recognizes companies that have distinguished themselves by their successful use of radio frequency identification (RFID) or by their introduction of a valuable new RFID product or service. The award for the Best Internet of Things Deployment will be given to the end-user company that has demonstrated the best use of Internet of Things technologies to improve the way it does business, enhances a product or engages customers. Hear the top three finalists in the Best Internet of Things Deployment category discuss their award submissions: Fukui Shell, for its use of IoT technologies to enable the pearl industry to track, trace and authenticate individual cultivated pearls; Turkish Technic (a division of Turkish Airlines), for its use of IoT technologies to link technicians, tools, parts and inventory, ground services equipment, aircraft, hangar slots and other resources to the Internet, so that all information about all these people and things can be accessed via single software platform; SteadyServ, for its use of IoT technologies to make beer kegs intelligent, providing big data to bar owners, distributors and brewers.
Speakers: David Wong, Project Director, Fukui Shell Nucleus Factory; Steve Hershberger, CEO, SteadyServ
Apr. 17 › 11:30 AM
Lunch in RFID Journal LIVE! Exhibit Hall
Apr. 17 › 2:00 PM
Putting the Pieces Together—Making the Most of the IoT's Evolution
Throughout the world, the Internet of Things continues to evolve. Whether it's agreeing upon a common definition or understanding how to use IoT technologies to enhance business, organizations are looking at and working on these issues. Join the conversation to learn how AIM is using its expertise and talents to help others not only understand, but embrace the value the Internet of Things can bring.
Speaker: Chuck Evanhoe, President, Evanhoe & Associates, and Chairman, Board of Directors, AIM
Apr. 17 › 2:45 PM
Building a Brilliant Factory With Sensors, Software, Big Data and Additive Manufacturing
GE's Brilliant Factories unite the physical and the digital—and the human and the machine—to create a new breed of manufacturing plants. By combining operational technology and the industrial Internet, these facilities reimagine the way in which products are designed, manufactured and serviced, to lower costs, improve speed and drive innovation. Hear the latest ideas from scientists and engineers across GE Global Research Centers worldwide.
Speaker: Lynn DeRose, Project Leader, GE Global Research
Apr. 17 › 3:30 PM
Creating Business Value by Enabling the Internet of Things
Radio frequency identification and RF sensors are one way in which companies can link things—assets, products, inventories, environments—to the Internet. Learn how companies are using sensing and networking technology to engineer smarter products, to make manufacturing more efficient, intelligent and autonomous, and to empower consumers. In addition, hear what strategies leading-edge companies are employing to take advantage of the Internet of Things.
Speaker: Mary Catherine O’Connor, Editor, IOT Journal
Apr. 17 › 4:15 PM
IoT Conference Concludes