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Sept. 9, 2016

9:00 a.m. – 9:25 a.m.          Opening Keynote: The Future of IoT
Peggy Smedley, Host, The Peggy Smedley Show, Managing Partner, Peggy Smedley Institute

The IoT is quickly driving us into the future whether we are talking about alternative transportation system, autonomous vehicles, streamlining workflow, capturing data on machines, engaging with customers, or helping tackle the challenges associated with aging, public and private infrastructure, while revamping industrial manufacturing. This session journey's into the future, helping to identify what is coming for the Internet of Things.

9:30 a.m. – 9:55 a.m.        Industrial IoT: Perception, Reality and the Way Forward
Joe Barkai, Industry Analyst, Strategy Adviser, and Author of The Outcome Economy: How the Industrial Internet of Things is Changing Every Business.

If you follow the headlines, you may have reached the conclusion that the Industrial Internet of Things is going strong and accelerating, and companies in practically every industry sector have jumped on the IoT bandwagon and investing heavily in developing IoT products and services. The reality is more of a mixed bag. Many companies are moving forward, investing, experimenting and demonstrating value. But there are many others who have yet to dare moving forward from what they believe is the obligatory investigation and proof of concept phase. Many more are still on the fence

What are the differences? What do those that are demonstrating success know that the others do not? What do they do differently?

In this session, using information from a recent study conducted with The Peggy Smedley Institute, Joe will address the gap in information, knowledge and general perception about IoT: between “cool” technologies and meaningful use cases; between “if you build it they will come” optimism and credible business models that attract new customers; and between “disruptive” ideas and sound business innovation that creates new markets.

Joe will conclude his session by describing an outcome-based strategy to planning and implementing IoT-based solution.

10:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.         Trust in IoT Manufacturing
Stacy Cannady, CISSP and Technical Marketing for Trustworthy Computing TRIAD (Threat Response, Intelligence, and Development), Cisco Systems

What is a trusted manufacturing process? What is the business value of a trusted manufacturing process to the OEM (original-equipment manufacturer) and to the customer? Why would an OEM invest in such a thing? What is the expected ROI? Trusted manufacturing begins with a secure development lifecycle, and continues with manufacturing controls designed to provide evidence that the products built match the approved design. This evidence can later be used to prove whether a product in the hands of the customer is genuine and whether it has been modified by a third party. The payoff is lower costs of design, lower costs in manufacturing, lower costs of counterfeiting, brand protection, and brand enhancement. We will discuss the principles of trust the standards-body Trusted Computing Group lays out in its specifications and how these apply as an example in the case of Cisco in this primarily business-focused session.

10:35 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.         IoT and the Field Service Industry
Dave Yarnold, CEO, ServiceMax

This session takes a deeper look at how the Internet of Things is set to impact the field-service industry and what it means to manufacturers. Attendees will learn how the IoT can help their organization improve service in the future and how to maximize efficiency to radically improve bottomline results.

11:05 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.          The Rise of Platforms in the IoT
Mark Benson, CTO, Exosite
David McLauchlan, CEO, Buddy

As manufacturers begin creating smart, connected products, a flurry of IoT platform technologies have emerged. However, it is still in the early days of IoT platform maturity and many platforms suffer from a lack of features, security guarantees, scalability concerns, and inflexible interfaces. This presentation by Mark Benson, Exosite, explains the concept of an IoT platform, what problems it solves, and how to make buying decisions when looking for an IoT platform for your connected business.

David McLauchlan, of Buddy, will discuss the top four considerations a business should evaluate when looking at IoT data platforms.

11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.         A Business Approach to IoT
Daniel Obodovski, Author, Silent Intelligence

As the IoT continues to rise on the priority list of businesses, it has become increasingly important to understand the motivations driving these initiatives and identify the use cases necessary to deliver tangible business value. This includes new revenue opportunities, cost cutting, process optimization, competitive pressures and many others. This session will highlight several industry examples of the key IoT project drivers, how to identify value of your IoT project and how various technology pieces work together to form a complete IoT solution.

12:00 p.m. - 12:45 p.m.          Lunch

12:45 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.          Connecting the Internet of Things to the Human Element
Diego Ventura, CEO, noHold

The Internet of Things IoT will dramatically change our lives, there is no doubt, but AI (artificial intelligence, specifically Virtual Assistants, will help us experience it in ways we almost never dreamed possible. Attendees will discover how Virtual Assistants connect to the IoT. How humans can benefit from this transforming paradigm in ways that will unleash an entire new world of conducting business now and well into the future.

1:10 p.m. – 1:40 p.m.          Maximizing IoT (Panel)
Moderator: Peggy Smedley, Host, The Peggy Smedley Show, Managing Partner, Peggy Smedley Institute
Vin D’Agostino, Vice President, General Purpose Products Unit, Renesas Electronics America Inc.
Michael Finegan, Director of IoT Business Development, MultiTech Systems

As manufacturing continues to grow so too are the many challenges of understanding how the IoT will fit in the current manufacturing processes. Manufacturers need to take down existing boundaries and discover the benefits the IoT can bring to their bottomline via quicker decisions and greater view into their processes.

1:40 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.          Break

2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.          IoT Security Threats in the Billions (Panel)
Moderator: Darin Andersen, Chairman and Founder, CyberTECH
Scott Schober, President, Berkeley Varitronics Systems, Inc., and Author, “Hacked Again”
Sean Henry, Vice President Staffing, CyberSN

What's really going on with cybersecurity talent acquisitions?  How secure are the 6 billion IoT devices in our homes and jobs? This session will dive into how IoT partners can ensure the data is secure. Industry experts will discuss IoT threat potentials, as well as current security blunders and the fallout in this lively panel discussion moderated by Darin Andensen.

2:35 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.          Cisco: Trust in the IoT Supply Chain
Stacy Cannady, CISSP and Technical Marketing for Trustworthy Computing TRIAD (Threat Response, Intelligence, and Development), Cisco Systems

The Trusted Computing Group develops specifications focused on aspects of trust in the supply chain. The reason is that if security is important to your customers, they will ask for evidence that products they attach to their networks are genuine and that they have not been modified by a third-party before they were delivered to the customer’s dock. As an OEM (original-equipment manufacturer), Cisco buys components from many parts manufacturers. Cisco supports a distribution chain to deliver its products into the hands of our customers. Cisco is also a priority target for compromise of our supply chain. The reasons are counterfeiting and espionage. Cisco’s experience and response to supply-chain trust and security is probably more than is necessary for most IoT-OEMs. Even so, Cisco sees a positive ROI in business results and Brand protection and enhancement through securing its supply chain. This discussion will describe the business goals and some of the requirements for creating a trusted and secure supply chain, plus sources of ROI for this activity.

3:05 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.          Why the Hype, What's Real, What's not, What Should YOU be Doing in IOT No Matter What Industry?
Chris White, Vice President for IoT Global Sales, Cisco Systems

 3:35 p.m. – 4:10 p.m.          Cognitive Analytics: Improving Industrial Asset Efficiency
Kumar Ramasundaram, Director Advanced Technology – Digital Products, Flowserve Corporation
Sumant Kawale, Senior Director of Business Development, SparkCognition

Cost of unplanned maintenance in process industries is approximately 5% of total revenue with 80% of that cost being avoidable. Increasing up-time and reducing maintenance cost are very critical to Flowserve customers. Flowserve and SparkCognition will share how they use Machine Learning to predict failures, perform true root cause analysis and estimate remaining useful life. Our approach attacks the problem in a phased manner so that we can work with the data that we have today, while making sure we collect the right data tomorrow. While the initial gains are in reducing downtime and reducing unplanned maintenance, insights from the program will lead to better designs and more reliable equipment.