Conferences 2018: Keynotes, Lightning Talks & Tech Sessions

TRACKS

You can click on any track name below to see the currently slotted talks under it. We will be adding more as we get closer to the event!
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TRACK: REAL – WORLD IOT SECURITY CONFERENCE (RISC)
Date: 8th Feb   Hall: Kalaam 



DEMYSTIFYING THE DARK-SIDE OF IoT – A JOURNEY THROUGH SECURITY & PRIVACY CHALLENGES 

By Abhinav Biswas, Technology Evangelist, National Cyber Defence Research Centre (Speaker Profile)

Abhinav Biswas at Iew 2018
Abhinav Biswas, Tech Evangelist, National Cyber Defence Research

This talk will sensitize the audience about the paradigm shift that is required for securing IOT Businesses where Proprietary protocols, indigenous hardware & air-gapped networks are not just enough in the era of Industry 4.0. The talk would brief about ways to secure yourselves from the Exploitable Smart devices, bitter truths about the Ransomware and Denial of Service (DOS) attacks. Abhinav will also talk about spam-bot and the IOT Security Challenges: Resource Constraints, STRIDE Threat vectors, and the Security development cycle and the requirements essential in each stage.

Key takeaways:

  • Demystifying IOT Infrastructure fundamentals & Learning how every electronic device is
    getting Smarter. Advance the state of knowledge in the field of IOT Security & Privacy Challenges.
  • Understanding why Security cannot be an afterthought while building IOT Products &
    Services.
  • In-depth analysis of the risks involved with the latest state-of-the-art IOT Business Models.
  • Identifying the key elements in establishing a viable trust model for Smart IOT services.

ANYTHING & EVERYTHING ABOUT SECURE IoT PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT LIFE CYCLE 

By Jitendra Kumar, IoT Security Researcher, Sumeru (Speaker Profile)

Jitendra kumar at IEW 2018
Jitendra Kumar, IoT Security Researcher, Sumeru

Security has always been considered as an after- the thought which has resulted in many a time in critical security flaws being discovered in a production environment by hackers. This increases the complexity which directly impacts the cost of product, resources and time consumed. The talk will more focus on the importance of Secure IoT PDLC and how this approach can help to identify security issues at the early stage, implementation (setup) and integrated into present working IoT environment. This talk will cover standards, and guidelines used to make a hack-resilient product where you can provide consumers a hack free product experience.

Key takeaways:

• How to develop a Hack resilient product.
• How to handle a Security risk on each key component of IoT.
• Learn an efficient approach to solve major security issues before product deployment.
• Learn more about the various IoT security risk solutions.
• How to develop a product by following all the Security Standards and Guidelines.


 

HOW TO SECURE THE INTERNET OF THINGS USING ROOF COMPUTING AND MULTI-FACTOR AUTHENTICATION

By Syam Madanapalli, Head- IoT Delivery and SME, NTT Data Services (Speaker Profile)

Syam Madanapalli
Syam Madanapalli, Head- IoT Delivery and SME, NTT

As the world becomes more and more connected, the hackers are finding more ways to steal our data, hijacking our assets and threatening our lives. This slows the adoption of IoT in critical applications that involves humans lives such healthcare, industrial as well as the other applications that involving the controlling of the physical world from the cyber-world. IoT Security & Privacy are complex because it involves the constrained devices which cannot protect themselves when placed over the Internet nor beef them up is practical. In addition, IoT is applied for solving day-to-day problems involving citizens who may not aware of security and privacy threats.

Key Takeaways:

  • How to secure IoT devices using Design thinking approach.
  • Understanding the IoT Security from the basic and how it is different from Cyber Security.
  • Learning about Existing and upcoming standards for IoT Security.
  • What skills an organization needs to be able to build the security into IoT solutions from the day one.

HOW TO PLAN AND EXECUTE AN IoT INCIDENT RESPONSE

By Avik Chowdhury, Security Analyst, Dover Corporation (Speaker Profile)

Avik Chowdhury at IEW 2018
Avik Chowdhury, Security Analyst, Dover Corporation

As the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to gain traction and more connected devices come to market, security becomes a major concern. Businesses are increasingly being breached by attackers. IoT-related attacks, which often cross the line between cyber incidents and physical threats, are complex and dynamic, making them especially challenging to respond to and resolve. Security leadership can empower their teams by developing tested and measurable incident response plans, enabling cross-organizational coordination, communication, and collaboration; and arming analysts with technologies that enable them to make accurate decisions and take action quickly. This talk will be about how to come up with a proven and repeatable incident response plan gives security teams the agility, intelligence and efficiency they need to respond to all types of cyber attacks.

Key takeaways:

  • Understanding the Risk landscape and how to tackle Cyberthreats and Risk landscape.
  • How to plan and execute an IoT incident response.
  • What are the post-incident activities and how to take care of them?


TRACK: BLOCKCHAIN IN IoT BY RISC
Date: 7th Feb   Hall: Kalaam



HERE’S HOW BLOCKCHAIN CAN TRANSFORM INDIAN HEALTHCARE

By Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is the Founder and Chief Editor of Healthcare India. (Speaker Profile)

Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is the Founder and Chief Editor of Healthcare India.
Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran is the Founder and Chief Editor of Healthcare India.

India is in a unique position to create a healthcare model that can cater to a billion plus people. Emerging technologies have now given us an opportunity to shape this healthcare model. Among them, Blockchain has the potential to transform care outcomes in the country. Learn more about this in this session. This talk would be by Dr. Vikram Venkateswaran, who is the founder and chief editor of Healthcare India. Healthcare India is a social movement for better health in the country. We believe that revolutionary health care outcomes are possible only when patients, care providers, local communities, businesses and the government are all deeply involved in the cause for better health.

Key Takeaways

  • Why should we consider Blockchain for healthcare in India?
  • How would that new model work?
  • What are the low hanging fruits?
  • A few examples of other initiatives globally?

THE CONVERGENCE OF BLOCKCHAIN AND IoT PARADIGMS: THE INDUSTRY USE CASES 

Pethuru Raj, Chief Architect and Vice-President SE- COE, Reliance Jio Cloud

By Pethuru Raj, Chief Architect and Vice-President SE- COE, Reliance Jio Cloud (Speaker Profile)

The recent phenomenon of Blockchain paradigm is definitely on the fast track. The adoption and adaption levels are consistently climbing across the globe. The unique contributions of the worldwide IT product vendors, system integrators, research organizations, national governments, and academic institutions towards making the Blockchain technology penetrative and participative are decisively noteworthy. Business houses are consciously spending their time, talents and treasures to be adequately and adroitly Blockchain-enabled. The various industry verticals are strategizing to embrace this new phenomenon to surmount some of their everyday concerns and challenges. There is a number of promising and potential use cases being unearthed in order to passionately and
perfectly articulate and accelerate the tactical as well as strategical leverage of the Blockchain paradigm. This talk is for presenting how the emerging blockchain technology is to impact various application domains and industry verticals.

Key Takeaway

The various industry use cases and applications at the intersection of the hugely popular IoT paradigm with the emerging blockchain technology will be clearly spelled out during
the talk.


BLOCKCHAIN AND AI IN FINANCE SERVICES

By Snigdha Singh (Speaker Profile) and Shamit Verma, Executive Directors – Technology Division, Morgan Stanley (Speaker Profile)Snighda Singh and Shamit Verma at IEW 2018

AI and Blockchain are transforming Financial Services by dramatically reducing operational costs and introducing new revenue opportunities. This talk provides an overview of AI ( “Natural Language Processing” and Anomaly Detection) and Blockchain. These technologies are discussed in the context of applicability in Financial Services. Examples include how NLP can be used to understand the content of a document/email and take certain actions and how Blockchain can be used to manage the lifecycle of financial instruments.

Subtopics:
1. AI / “Natural Language Processing Overview”.
a. Information Extraction with AI.
b. Process Automation with AI.

2. Blockchain Overview.
a. Fixed Income Bond issuance on Blockchain.
b. KYC (Know Your Customer) compliance with Blockchain.

Key takeaways:

  • How to use AI for Text Processing.
  • Learn how Blockchain is transforming Financial services
  • Learn the Business use cases in Financial Services
  • Resources to learn more about these technologies.

THE DISRUPTIVE POTENTIAL OF BLOCKCHAIN IN MANUFACTURING AND TELCO

By Damodar Sahu, Head – Blockchain, Manufacturing and Communications, Wipro. (Speaker Profile)

Damodar Sahu, Consulting Partner & Head – Blockchain Manufacturing & Technology and Communications SBUs, Wipro
Damodar Sahu, Consulting Partner & Head – Blockchain
Manufacturing & Technology and Communications SBUs, Wipro

The blockchain is currently one of the most widely-discussed and hyped technologies. With use cases, proof-of-concepts, and full-fledged businesses based on blockchain technology emerging at an increasing pace. The speaker would talk about the Manufacturing Industries – 1. Anti-Counterfeiting and Supply Chain tracking 2. Managed 3D Printing, 3. IP management in product development, 4. Smart Diagnostics and machine maintenance, 5.Managing Trade Restrictions, 6. Cross-Border Trade for Global Commerce, 7. Smart Maintenance for Connected Car / Connected Asset, 8. B2B Dynamic Procurement / Procure2Pay etc. Telco / Communications – 1. Fraud Prevention on Roaming, 2. IoT Connectivity, 3. Identity as-a-service and data management, 3.5G Enablement, 4. Smart Cities etc.

Key takeaways

  • What are the full-fledged businesses based on blockchain technology?
  • How to take care of Anti-counterfeiting and IP management
  • How to prevent Fraud while roaming.

MACHINE-BASED ALGORITHMS AND CONSENSUS BUILDING IN A POST BITCOIN UNIVERSE

By Sunil Aggarwal, Author of the book “Bitcoin Magnet“; Director, Trustmachines.(Speaker Profile)

Sunil Aggarwal, Author of the book "Bitcoin Magnet" ; Director, Trustmachines.
Sunil Aggarwal, Author of the book “Bitcoin Magnet”; Director, Trustmachines.
Blockchain Technology is a paradigm shift that will change the fundamental definition of money, ledger, law, and labor. This reorientation will change banks, taxation, corporation and political governance in a drastic fashion. The interface between the man and machine will be determining factor behind all these changes. This talk focus on various machine-based algorithms involved in this technology. The speaker is Mr. Sunil Aggarwal who holds eighteen years of experience in teaching, research, and startup ecosystem. He is first in India to teach a credit-based course on Bitcoin & Blockchain Technology Applications in a university. His core areas of professional interest are emerging Blockchain Technology startups, online learning solutions, and digital business models.
Key takeaways
  • Understand how blockchain is reorienting the banking, taxation and political governance.
  • What is the role of Man-machine interface in Blockchain?


TRACK: ACQUIRE
Date: 7th Feb   Hall: Sarabhai



Qt/QML APPLICATIONS FOR CONNECTED AUTOMOTIVE SOLUTIONS

By Rajesh Sola, Education Specialist, KPIT (Speaker Profile)

Rajesh Sola at IEW 2018
Rajesh Sola, Education Specialist, KPIT Technologies Ltd.

Qt is a cross-platform SDK which enables support for fluid, high-performance and intuitive UI, Applications. It offers the rich set of modules & APIs for automotive needs and great support for various embedded devices through the Qt for Device Creation spin. This talk focus on Qt framework support for connectivity solutions for Automotive and IOT needs with the available components under the public license. This talk aims at covering Qt/QML API support for Automotive connectivity needs like CANBus, Bluetooth Low Energy, Location Tracking & Positioning, Sensor Interfacing etc. and IOT platform connectivity with MQTT, HTTP REST protocols, and JSON data formats. This talk concludes with the glimpse of offerings from Qt Automotive Suite and few hints on cross compiling apps for targets like RaspberryPi.

Key Takeaways

  • Qt offerings for automotive applications.
  • The scope of Qt/QML for connected applications.
  • Protocol support for integration with IOT Platforms.


TRACK: ANALYSE
Date: 8th Feb   Hall: Sarabhai



 HOW AI AND NEUROTECHNOLOGIES ARE TRANSFORMING ROBOTICS

By Prem Mohan, Research Scientist, IR-IIT D (Speaker Profile)

Prem Mohan at IEW 2018
Prem Mohan, Research Scientist, IR – IIT D

2017 have been a very progressive year for Artificial Intelligence. AI’s plant has been nurturing and blooming its branches in the right direction. It overcomes some of its
challenges as in July 2016 Google Speech Recognition Error was 8.5% while in May 2017 is decreased to 4.9% and so on. New Machine learning technique is known as generative adversarial networks (GANs) also improved a lot since invented by Ian Goodfellow in 2014. Its ability to generates new data from a training set, and ability to
discriminate between real and fake data doing wonders in the field of AI. It is the fundamental truth that AI is as good as information. Another milestone is Neurotechnologies; current Brain-computer Interface (BCI) technology is mainly focused on therapeutic results. We are on a right path in which it will be possible to decode people’s minds waves and decode their intentions and decisions. It will be possible in near future where individuals could communicate with others simply by thinking. Enhancement of these technologies to Robotics will solve a greater objective.

Key takeaways

  • How is Brain-computer Interface (BCI) technology transforming the era today?
  • What are the new technologies that are coming up in the field of AI

HOW HEAVY EQUIPMENT OWNERS CAN IMPROVE THEIR BOTTOM LINE BY LISTENING TO THEIR CONNECTED DEVICES

Dipankar Ghosh at IEW 2018
Dipankar Ghosh,  Founder-CEO, Digi2O

By Dipankar Ghosh,  Founder-CEO, Digi2O (Speaker Profile)

This talk is for equipment owners who buy equipment from OEMs for their use. Whilst OEMs may not have designed for their machines to be ‘connected’, it is possible for the buyers and users of these machines to retrofit solutions that help them achieve this. For equipment owners, this can create a major impact on their bottom line. So, what is the motivation for you to retrofit your machines in order to remain ‘connected’? Here’s why. 1. We generally speak of reducing costs, both capital and operating, when we speak of connected machines. Cost reduction indeed is an important factor in improving the bottom line. So, that is definitely a key reason. 2. However, there is also a huge potential for monetizing opportunities that open up from mining the data that you collect over time when you connect your machines.

Key takeaways:

  •  Understanding the paradigm shift that is happening from product to serve as the principal revenue earner – a revenue stream that provides recurring income.
  • Understanding the fact that ‘data is the new oil’ and that their equipment is the source of potentially large income from the data they produce.
  • Learn the benefits of connecting their machine and how to do it.

DISRUPTION OF CONNECTED HEALTHCARE SOCIETY WITH IoP

Raghvendra Singh Dikhit at IEW 2018
Raghvendra Singh Dikhit, Sr. Solutions Architect, Impetus Infotech Pvt Ltd

By Raghvendra Singh Dikhit, Sr. Solutions Architect, Impetus Infotech Pvt Ltd (Speaker Profile)

The way technologies are getting adopted by the society, IoT is no more technology of future, rather it has become a common parlance. Internet of People (IoP) could be the next opportunity to exploit it fully after machine-to-machine communication. IoP with P2P (People-to-People communication) can be the next disruption for connected healthcare society. A healthcare system has many participating entities like patients, providers, facilities, organizations, suppliers and the financial mechanism. And these entities have many users like patients, caretakers, doctors, home healthcare providers, nurses, ambulance drivers, insurance agents, medical providers and many more.

Key takeaways

  • Understanding of healthcare system insights, functioning, participating entities
    and associated challenges.
  • IoP basics and its applicability to the healthcare system.
  • Learning about connected healthcare society with IoP – architectural components and its insights.


TRACK: INTEGRATE
Date: 9th Feb   Hall: Sarabhai



BLUETOOTH MESH – PUTTING THE SMART IN SMART BUILDINGS

By Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager for the EMEA region, Bluetooth SIG (Speaker Profile)

Martin Woolley, Technical Prog. Manager., Bluetooth SIG

The Bluetooth mesh is a new Bluetooth technology, released in the summer of 2017. There’s a compelling business case for the smart building. Building regulations and in particular, energy efficiency regulations are driving the adoption of advanced technologies such as Bluetooth mesh networking in sophisticated smart building systems. Commercial lighting provides a natural grid for connectivity. Add mesh networking into the mix and retailers will have the power for in-store navigation or customized promotions. Hospitals will have the power to track patients and expensive equipment.

Key Takeaways

  • An understanding of Bluetooth mesh.
  • An appreciation of the true meaning of “smart building”.
  • An awareness of the special role, smart lighting systems can play in commercial buildings.
  • An understanding of the relationship between the three flavors of Bluetooth technology
    which are now available.

PRODUCT DESIGN STRATEGIES FOR CONNECTED CARS USING OPENSOURCE

By Karthikeyan Prakash, Project Engineer – IoT, Techolution (Speaker Profile)

Karthik at IEW 2018
Karthikeyan Prakash, Project Engineer – IoT, Techolution

This talk would start with the discussion about the basic architecture of connected car, telematics Vs autonomous driving, systems under software control. The speaker would then discuss the challenges in developing connected car solution and system perspective, telematics, in-vehicle infotainment system, sensor networks and technical challenges. The standards and specifications with be discussed with the standard OS vs web application, testing & certification, Building a connected car with opensource tech, OS – GENIVI, AGL & OCF, automotive and web at W3C (Vehicle Data and Vehicle Information APIs), IVI Vs autonomous driving. There will be a demo video which shows the opensource implementations of IVI.

Key Takeaways

  • What is the standards and specifications for Opensource connected car?
  • What are the product development strategies for telematics & IVI.
  • How to plan PoC and MVP for startups.


TRACK: CEO SUMMIT- HOW SOLUTION DEVELOPERS CAN PROFIT FROM IoT
Date: 7th Feb    Hall: Aryabhatta



IOTBRIX – BUILD, NOT CODE IoT DEVICES

By Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends (Speaker Profile)

Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends
Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO, American Megatrends

This talk would be about simplifying development of IoT devices using IoTBrix without coding, but just by putting your thoughts into action. The speaker is Sridharan Mani, Director & CEO of American Megatrends. He is an MBA graduate of Emory University, USA. He has around 22+ years of experience in the information technology. He has around 15+ years of his experience is in holding key executive management and leadership position in USA & India. He is an innovator and a team player and has developed and established key products and solutions in Healthcare, Telematics and Service Delivery for a global audience. He has around 15+ patents pending in the field of Healthcare and Telematics.

Key takeaways

  • Simplify IOT development
  • Rapid Development and Prototyping
  • No coding knowledge required, put your thoughts into action.

INDUSTRIAL IoT-CUSTOMER’S VIEWPOINT: BRIDGING IIoT’s POTENTIAL ANF PROFITABLE RESULTS

By Avinash Sosale, Director, Stanzen Engineering (Speaker Profile)

Avinash Sosale a IEW 2018
Avinash Sosale, Director, Stanzen Engineering

This talk would cover the challenges and key solutions while implementing an IoT products. It will cover the main decision points from platform selection, network protocol, sensors to vendors who all seem to have an IoT solution. It will also be about: How to filter ‘Big Data’ for the ‘Little Data’ that is actually valuable, choosing your KPIs and data streams carefully can have a positive impact on your bottom line; and how to use IoT data to simply automate your maintenance schedules, to linking spare parts ordering to higher level functions such as vibration analysis to predict failure and pre-empt machine failures and downtime losses.

Key Takeaways

  • Determine how to value an IoT implementation.
  • How to choose KPIs and data streams carefully.
  • How to predict failure and pre-empt machine failures.

GO-TO-MARKET FOR IOT: A 4-DIMENSIONAL PERSPECTIVE

By Abhijeet Ballurkar, Managing Director, Targetorate Consulting (Speaker Profile)

Abhijeet Ballurkar, Founder and MD at Targetorate Consulting

With increasing growth of IoT applications worldwide aiming to play a central role in enhancing the customer experience in all faculties of life, it becomes imperative for the product/solution providers to identify and reach their right target segments in timely and economic manner. Go-To-Market (GTM) for IoT session focuses on the key drivers in accelerating these providers customer acquisition journey; explained using the 4 dimensions that constitute the GTM strategy for their products/solutions. The figure (on the left) that highlights the 4 dimensions of GTM – offerings, market segments, channels and revenue streams, will be elaborated in the context of IoT to provide speaker’s perspective on developing winning marketing strategies. Abhijeet is a Successful Entrepreneur with around 20 years of Industry experience in Business Development, Sales, Solutions, and Delivery. With direct exposure working with clients in North America, Europe, Africa, Australia and Asia, Abhijeet carries a good blend of expertise in Technology, Business, and Entrepreneurship. He is an Industry expert with extensive experience in Management Consulting, Business Development, Sales and Delivery Enablement for leading MNCs; besides developing GTM strategies for the wide range of businesses from different verticals and regions.


INDUSTRY 4.0: AWAKENING OF THE THIRD EYE WITH IIoT

Paresh Patel, President, and CEO, System Level Solutions, Inc. USA and Managing Director, System Level Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd.

By Paresh Patel, President, and CEO, System Level Solutions, Inc. USA and Managing Director, System Level Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd. (Speaker Profile)

Ever since the concept of manufacturing was invented,  the goal has been to create a system that makes manufacturing vastly more efficient and cost-effective.  The world has seen three industrial revolutions and is now witness to the fourth industrial revolution to achieve this goal.  With so many technological advances in computing power and sensors, slapping some technology onto a process and calling it Industry 4.0 does Industry 4.0 a grave injustice because it’s more than that.  The aim of the talk is to walk the audience through IoT vs IIoT and uncover the key best practices and elements for implementation augmented with some typical use cases.  Hopefully, these insights will provide enough wisdom to quickly and effectively roll out an IIoT solution as it relates to your industry.

Key Takeaways

  • What does IIoT really mean?
  • What are the best practices and elements to implement IIoT?
  • What is IIoT usage Trends by Industry?

CONCEPT TO COMMERCIALIZATION OF MEDICAL IoT DEVICES

By Nitesh K Jangir, Founder, COEO Labs (Speaker Profile)

Nitesh K Jangir at IEW 2018
Nitesh K Jangir, Co-founder, COEO Labs

As per the report published by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) says that the Indian Medical Devices industry is valued at US$ 2.5 billion. Moreover, it is growing at a faster annual rate of 15%. Developing an innovative medical product which can get regulatory approval is time and resource intensive. The talk will take you through processes and techniques for the design and commercialization of medical devices.

Key Takeaways

  • Understanding of the medical product development.
  • How to work in a Regulatory Environment.
  • How to perform Clinical Testing of your IoT devices.
  • How to sell medical IoT devices productively.


TRACK: PROFIT FROM IoT: CUSTOMERS OF INDUSTRIAL & MANUFACTURING SECTOR AND RETAIL
Date: 9th Feb   Hall: Aryabhatta



HOW TO INCREASE SHOP FLOOR PRODUCTIVITY THROUGH MACHINE MONITORING

By Hemant Kamat, CTO, and Co-Founder, Shalaka Connected Devices  (Speaker Profile)

Hemant Kamat
Hemant Kamat, Co-founder and CTO, Shalaka Connected Devices

Over the years, manufacturing industry has seen the proliferation of digitally controlled processing machines. The Industrial IoT (IIoT) enables the shop floor machines to not only upload process data to the common server on the Internet or the Intranet but also facilitate controlling these machines over the Internet for an integrated manufacturing paradigm that add custom manufacturing to the advantages of the digitally controlled machines. IIoT has enhanced the machine to machine (M2M) data exchange to integrate the shop floor with the digital factory. This talk discusses the factual insights into Industrial IoT, pragmatic evaluation of implementing IIoT on the shop floor with practical case studies and various technologies that are used to implement production tracking from shop floor to the market.

Key Takeaways

  • Factual insights into Industrial IoT.
  • Pragmatic Evaluation of implementing IIoT at Shop Floor.
  • Various technologies for Production tracking from Shop Floor to Market.

LEVERAGING DIGITIZATION IN BROWNFIELD MACHINES & FACTORIES FOR COST-EFFECTIVE MANUFACTURING

By Ninad Deshpande, Specialist – Open Technologies, B&R Industrial Automation (Speaker Profile)

Ninad Deshpande at IEW 2018
Ninad Deshpande, Specialist Open Tech, B&R

In India today, the majority of factories and plants are operational for decades. Automation is used extensively in these setups, however, to be ready with Industrial IoT, there are yet many efforts needed. The amount of cost, time and risk involved in upgrading these existing equipment, acts as a major deterrent in considering such upgrade. In addition, factory operators wish to adopt these new technologies, however, could be faced with lack clarity around possible business models and return on investment (ROI) that can be expected from adopting these disruptive digital technologies. This usually leads to a lot of costs especially capital costs. This presentation will highlight different areas of smart manufacturing, digitization and Industrial IoT, the implementation challenges, and the possible cost-effective solutions. It will focus on the digital transformation journey to smart, connected devices with security, analytics, and cloud solutions.

Key takeaways
  • How to convert legacy systems to future-ready cost-effectively.
  • How to use the open source solutions and standards for IIoT.
  • How to build smart factories.
  • How to make use of the open standards available for Industrial IoT & Industry 4.0.

LEVERAGING DIGITAL TWIN TO MEET CUSTOMER EXPECTATIONS

By Srivatsan Padmanabhan, VP, Accenture Technology (Speaker Profile)

Srivatsan Padmanaban at IEW @018
Srivatsan Padmanabhan, VP, Accenture Technology

Digital technologies are redefining business models & impacting customer expectations on an unprecedented scale. One such technology is the Digital twin, defined as the result of leveraging a range of digital capabilities to create a digital shadow of the as-used product / Platform in an integrated and collaborative environment throughout the entire lifecycle of a product/platform. The Digital Twin uses data to the model, predict, and provide feedback on the behavior and performance of a product from Design through in-service thereby helping organizations optimize revenue, growth & efficiency. This concept of ‘closing the loop design’ will bring about changes in how products are designed, developed and used. Though Digital Twin has become popular with the advent of IoT and connected Products, there’s more to it than sensors and data.

Key takeaways

  • What are the components required to be in place for making a Digital Twin effective in realizing business outcome?
  • What is the future of Digital Twin and how organizations can use it to Innovate?
  • What are the Industry use cases of Digital Twin?


TRACK: HOW CAN SYSTEM INTEGRATORS  PROFIT FROM IoT
Date: 8th Feb   Hall: Aryabhatta



Moderated by Biju K Nair, Licensing Lead, Open Invention Network  (Speaker Profile)

Biju K Nair, Licensing Lead, Open Invention Network

Rapid developments in technology along with the convergence of the internet and service providers have created potential legal challenges and issues being encountered on a daily basis. A world where everything can be connected via a sensor and connectivity to enable that ‘Thing’ to participate in the larger ‘network ecosystem’ where machines can virtually talk to each other poses numerous legal implications.

  • Healthcare and Medical Segment
  • Smart City.
  • Home Solutions.
  • Automotive Industry.

Internet of things has also created legal challenges which are market specific. The legal issues and concerns are different. Legal issues and concerns with respect to different Market Segment Challenges will be discussed in this panel.


SECURE AND COST EFFECTIVE CONNECTIVITY THROUGH eSIM AS AN IoT ENABLER

By Ankit Jogi (Speaker Profile)

Ankit Jogi at IEW 2018
Ankit Jogi

eSIM stands for Embedded SIM, a technology which gives freedom of downloading SIM profiles over the air. A physical plastic SIM card occupies valuable real estate space of the device. IoT devices are tiny devices, it is complex and costly to have SIM slot in order to have cellular connectivity in IoT device. So, eSIM plays a major role in providing secure cellular connectivity in IoT devices. Outline of the presentation would be: – Overview of eSIM – eSIM architecture – Key roles in eSIM architecture – eSIM for various industry players, i.e. Operators, IoT device manufacturers, Consumers, SIM vendors, etc. – GSMA
standard vs Proprietary solutions – Role of eSIM in IoT devices – eSIM Deployment forecast for the M2M industry.

Key takeaways:

  • How eSIM can help various industry players.
  • What is the architecture of eSIM and roles of each entity?
  • How is eSIM an IoT enabler to help future growth and market research predictions of eSIM in IoT?

HOW TO FIND AREAS THAT ARE LOW RISK AND HIGH VALUE FOR IOT APPLICATIONS

By Hrishikesh Kamat, CEO, Shalaka Connected Devices (Speaker profile)

Hrishikesh Kamat, CEO, Shalaka Connected Devices
Most companies are aware of what IoT is, its benefits, its market, and all related numbers and charts. The key question that everyone has is, how does one implement it in a workplace/in my product/in my services. Almost every company is aware of IoT and the stats, but the first step needs guidance. A lot of companies including the biggies, whose management is encouraging investment in new technologies face a common problem these days where the people responsible for implementation are clueless where to begin. In most cases, they come up with a complex use case, and that is why stats say that 70% of the use cases fail.  This talk would be about few practical use cases in of big companies which Hrishikesh has worked with and failed because the securities and policies made it impossible to deploy the simplest of solutions [this was for a financial giant].  This talk will also cover steps to build your first use case cost effectively considering the risk and benefit.
Key takeaways

  • Understanding about IoT implementation.
  • Guidance towards first use case.
  • Planning for Digital Transformation.


PANEL DISCUSSIONS



PANEL: FOSSIL FUELS vs HYDROGEN FUEL CELL vs ELECTRIC DRIVES

Panellists: Nisarg RN, India Representative, RA Consulting, Co-founder, Skillfinity Technologies. (Speaker Profile)

Raghavendra CD, Program Manager, Robert Bosch (Speaker Profile)

Deepak Hebbur, Co-founder, Skillfinity Technologies (Speaker Profile)

There are many reasons why the love of fossil fuels is fading away. Depleting resources, politics, war, rising prices are some of the reasons. The most important reason is pollution.
Many alternative fuels have been proposed over the years, but hydrogen fuel cell and electric drive are the closest to the performance of fossil fuels.

Electric drives have their own challenges. The battery technology is still not up to the mark. Charging the battery, the life and cost of the battery are still a challenge. The infrastructure for charging is also a challenge. Above all this, the source of generation of electricity is itself a huge challenge.

Hydrogen, though is abundantly available in our atmosphere, extraction from different sources is a complex task. The fuel cells which generate electricity using hydrogen as fuel, need to be more efficient. The cost of the fuel cells and the value we receive in return needs to be proved.

With all these challenges, will the modern world overcome the dependency on fossil fuels for transportation?

Find out by attending the panel discussion by 5 experts from the best automotive companies – “Fossil fuel vs hydrogen fuel cell vs electric drives”.