Conferences: Keynotes, Lightning Talks & Tech Sessions

IoT Conference
Internet of Things is now important everywhere; from hardware design to software development, and all the way through to solve real-world problems — and those are what our IoT Conference and IoT workshops focus on:

  • Analytics, Algorithms & AI
  • Cybersecurity
  • Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)
  • Smart Humans (Medical IoT)
  • Smart Homes & Cities
  • Profit from IoT
  • LED Lighting Design
  • Smart Automotive
  • Power Management & Design
  • Wireless Communication Design
  • Electronics Rocks

Wireless Communication

TALK: 4x Range, 2x Speed!: Bringing Bluetooth 5 to India

By Martin Woolley, Technical Programme Manager, Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Inc.

Over 3 billion devices which shipped last year included Bluetooth technology. Rapidly becoming the low power wireless communications technology of choice for IoT, Bluetooth has changed substantially since its original incarnation in 2000 and has continued to evolve since the addition of the low energy Bluetooth feature at version 4.0. Bluetooth 5 is the new version it’s set to make a huge impact. Get up to date with this important IoT technology with a guided tour from the Bluetooth SIG of recent and imminent improvements to Bluetooth.

Key takeaways: Get up to date with this important IoT technology with a guided tour from the Bluetooth SIG of recent and imminent improvements to Bluetooth.

TALK: GET STARTED WITH THE BRAND NEW ROOF COMPUTING PARADIGM (IEEE P1931.1)

By Syam Madanapalli, Global Lead for IoT Delivery, NTT Data Services

Roof Computing is a new computational parading for the Internet of Things (IoT) that is always available for realtime onsite operations facilitation, and is based on human evolution under the Roof. The proposal for developing the new Roof standard (IEEE P1931.1) for the IoT has been accepted by the IEEE and is sponsored by the IEEE Communication Society.

Key takeaway:

  • Understand the concept of Roof Computing in the context of IoT
  • Motivation, need, features, how it is different from Fog and Cloud computing paradigms
  • Understand applications where the Roof Computing is appropriate
  • Understand the next steps to build the Roof Computing standard (IEEE P1931.1)

TALK: UNDERSTANDING WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY ISSUES

By Vinod Bhargav B S , Senior System Architect  and Shanmuga Sunder T, Project Manager ,Robert Bosch Engineering

Internet of Things (IOT) is poised to gain ground in future as the next technology wave. Small wireless based solutions/applications will become the core of such technology. There are various wireless based technologies that are upcoming for catering the IOT needs some of the established are Bluetooth Low energy (BLE), ZigBee etc.

This presentation would provide a generic view on the kind of problems a developer would face while developing such wireless applications. Also it would provide pointers and solutions to some of the common connectivity issues in developing such solutions.

Key takeaways:

  • Understand some of the basic wireless connectivity issues
  • Correlation between code and Connectivity
  • Understand how to solve general problems
  • Learn about new tools available as well as new stacks and issues

TALK: WIRELESS COMMUNICATION IN EMBEDDED SYSTEMS 101

By Rajeev Jha, founder director, Yuktix

Speaker discusses previously used wireless communication in Embedded system like Bluetooth 2.0, point to point 2.4 Ghz RF communication, 2G (GPRS).
The focus is then changed to the various wireless technologies used in IOT
(a) 2G/3G – GPRS communication
(b) Bluetooth – Bluetooth Smart and BLE
(c) RFID
(d) 2.4 Ghz / Sub GHz (865 Mhz) RF communication – Zigbee
(e) LORA
(f) Sigfox
(g) Wifi

This is followed up with some case studies of solutions using Wireless communication
(a) Bangalore Open weather network
(b) LORA network by TCS
(c) Sigfox network
(e) Sub-Ghz wireless – deploying a local wireless network


Profit from IOT

TALK: CROWDFUNDING-101: DEALING WITH AFTER-EFFECTS OF FUNDING HARDWARE PRODUCTS

By T. Anand, Principal Architect, Knewron

Crowdfunding format is often utilise by new product makers to convert their ideas into a real product. In the case of 1BTN, we broke those traditions to unveil the product first (at last year’s EFY event), and was ready with first batch of production before we underwent the crowd-funding campaign. This talk focuses on reasons why you should follow this strategy.

Sub-topics:

  • What is 1BTN
  • Crowd-funding format
  • Reasons behind selecting crowd-funding as a strategy
  • Benefits to Indian hardware startup industry

Key takeaways:

  • Hardware startups and makers can get the gist to launch their own crowd-funding campaign
  • Understand the strategic reasons behind crowd-funding
  • Learn the journey of preparation for campaign -> what happens during the campaign -> aftermath

TALK: ENABLING OT/IT CONNECTIVITY FOR INDUSTRIAL IOT

By Bee Lee, President, Regional Business Unit, Group Executive Board, Moxa

This talk focuses on how networking and connectivity solutions help enable OT/IT connectivity in IoT. We take a look at various solutions, and trends relating to global adaption of Industrial IoT. The speaker also goes through IoT applications and already in the market and how we can support such successful implementations in the future.

Key takeaways:

  • Trends on IO/IT connectivity
  • Understand Industrial IoT system architecture
  • Review successful Industrial IoT applications

PANEL: HOW DO IOT HARDWARE STARTUPS REALLY THRIVE IN INDIA?

Moderated by Venkatesh Kumaran, VP – Strategy & Operations, IESA

This panel discussion will discuss the most common yet rarely solved challenges faced by hardware startups based on the Internet of Things. We will not leave it at that, but will explore different ways in which they can be solved. The panel will also feature successful hardware startups to share their views and experiences.

The panel will talk about the problems with getting access to a good prototping home without having to buy a ticket to Shenzhen. Panelists will also explore ways to build production ready design and get to a viable product in the quickest possible time, and how to iterate better. It will share avenues where startups can get expertise and mentorship from the electronics ecosystem.

Finally, we will look at the classic problem – where are the funds for hardware startups hiding at?

PANEL: DISCOVERING PROFIT FOR TELCOS IN IOT 

Moderated by Kaustubha Parkhi, Principal Analyst, Insight-Corp

This panel discussion focuses on telcos. Any large-scale adoption of IOT requires active participation from telcos. India is one of the largest markets for cellular wireless in terms of subscriber base, and Indian telcos are loosening their purse strings to invest in the next generation of wireless data – the aggressive 4G roll-outs are a testimony to this trend. Wireless data investment provides the perfect vehicle for IOT adoption. Since only key network planning and deign functions are performed at many Indian telcos, the resultant approach empowers the engineering staff at these telcos to take major engineering and business decisions.

Key takeaways:

  • Data usage projections and consequent network design and engineering considerations
  • Features to look for in the next generation of billing and rating platforms
  • Best practices in big data and analytics for IoT adoption
  • Examples of successful stakeholder0partner ecosystems globally in principal IoT adoption areas
  • Justifications in terms of ROI for IoT-necessitated network enhancements

TALK: EXPLORING REVENUE MODELS FOR IOT

By Nihal Kashinath, founder, IoTBLR

This talk discusses how engineers should evaluate the need for IoT in their businesses and also introduces them to some of the effective revenue models being used to extract value from IoT implementations. This talk is also a primer to the workshop on generating revenue from IoT by the same speaker, where participants working in teams will take up specific IoT use cases (utilities in a smart city, industry automation, health tech for hospitals, smart agriculture, etc) prepare a business model for it, diving deep into concepts of value proposition, customers, revenue generation, profitability, etc. 

Key takeaways:

  • Ways to evaluate if IoT is a requirement or not for a particular business 
  • Exposure to different revenue models for IoT
  • Understanding of Lean Business Canvas framework

Smart Humans

TALK: ROLE OF IOT IN DECENTRALISATION OF HEALTHCARE

By Ravi Ramaswamy, Head, Health Systems, Philips

This talk focuses on state of healthcare industry in India and emerging markets, the challenges around accessibility, the rise of chronic diseases & the need for early screening, growth of the mobile industry, and inter industry collaboration to solve the healthcare problem.

Health for all has been talked about for the last several decades but then it has not seen the light of the day yet – accessibility to Primary and Secondary care is still distant dream in our Rural / Semi urban communities.  We have not been able to decentralize healthcare – move it away from where the competency is available (Tertiary Centers and Corporate Hospitals) to where it is needed (Primacy / Secondary care clinics). Can we ride the telecom/mobile infrastructure to make this happen? The Internet of Things is not new, but has been gaining more attention and traction lately. The concept of the Internet of Things entails the use of electronic devices that capture or monitor data and are connected to a private or public cloud, enabling them to automatically trigger certain events. Healthcare practitioners are closely watching the development of this trend to see if the Internet of Things will be a part of their future.  Internet-connected devices have been introduced to patients in various forms. Whether data comes from fetal monitors, electrocardiograms, temperature monitors or blood glucose levels, tracking health information is vital for some patients. Many of these measures require follow-up interaction with a healthcare professional. This creates an opening for smarter devices to deliver more valuable data, lessening the need for direct patient-physician interaction. Telemedicine of sorts have been in vogue for the last several years but then has been restricted to small pockets of usage. How can we drive penetration of telemedicine as also scale them up to drive financially viable sustenance models?  There are a ton of start-ups in the Healthcare space. Can we look at them for coming up with disruptive technologies and processes to help hasten this penetration?

Key takeaways:

  • How can Healthcare Enterprises & Start-up community disrupt adoption of IoT and drive scalability
  • What could be potential commercial business models for monetization of IoT in healthcare

Smart Industry (IIoT)

TALK: IS INDUSTRIAL IOT FOR ME AND HOW DO I START

By Deepak Gupta and Aneesha Pillari, co-founders, Future Foundry

This talk starts of with how the IIoT space is different from the existing industrial automation eco-system, and on the current technical drivers as well as business drivers along with a case study. This is followed by a live demo of an IIoT system, with a focus to make audience understand that it is easier to get started than to wait to become an expert. Finally, we dedicate some time to do a mind-map of concepts and resources in the IIOT space, along with a plan of action to implement an IIOT project.

Key takeaways:

  • How to identify a problem to be solved using IIOT
  • How to calculate ROI
  • How to create a plan of action to implement an IoT project

TALK: HOW TO ACHIEVE DIGITAL CONTINUITY IN IIOT AND INDUSTRY 4.0

By Ninad Deshpande, Specialist – Open Technologies, and Aravind Mangarsi, Business Head – Process and Factory Automation, B&R Industrial Automation

The presentation focuses on use of open source standards and their contribution in transferring data safely from field to the MES / ERP layers or cloud for analytics. This reduces the cost in manufacturing and achieves a complete connected, smart shop-floor and factory leading to efficient and seamless data exchange in manufacturing plants.

Key takeaways:

  • Deeper understanding of the Reference architecture driving Industry 4.0 
  • Implementing smart factories with lowest total cost of Ownership. 
  • Understanding solutions available for middleware 
  • Understanding the open source standards necessary for implementing smart factories 
  • Future trends in manufacturing 
  • Real use case on Industry 4.0

Analytics, Algorithms and AI

TALK: ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MEDICINE

By Ashissh Raichura Ph.D, CTO, HealthSaverz

This talk looks at data driven strategies for improving healthcare and saving lives. The talk takes a look at amplifying intelligence with patient data in the quest for personalised medicine. We look at how wearables and other gadgets work here, while predicting adverse drug interactions using machine learning and AI.

  • How AI will grow to help humans understand their own body better
  • Why one medicine works for all humans when our body itself is different
  • How overdose of medicine affects the human body

TALK: MOVING EXABYTES IS EXPENSIVE: LAMBDA AT EDGE TO ENABLE IOT AT SCALE

By PVN PavanKumar, Director- Product Management, and Satvik Ashok, IOT Specialist Developer, SAP labs

Full-scale IoT systems are larger & more widely distributed than IT has ever had to deal with .IoT datasets hold exabytes of data. Moving it all to the core, whether cloud or datacenter, is impractical, so we must store and process data on the edge using a distributed lambda architecture. So there is necessity to have a holistic distributed data management platform to support this approach with that linking core and edge to enable IoT at scale.

Key takeaways:

  • IoT data is really really big
  • The simple view of cloud computing will not work for very large IoT datasets
  • “Lambda architecture” simply means focusing on the urgent while also analyzing everything
  • We can move lambda processing out to the edge, close to where IoT data is created
  • And therefore keep most IoT data at the edge, forever
  • This is a huge win – moving & storing 99% less data at the core will save lots of money
  • Holistic distributed data management platform is key
  • Enterprise data modeling, end-to-end security and central governance are critical to success with highly-decentralized computing & storage
  • So IoT will require a new, higher level of IT automation
    • Leverage the most-programmable infrastructure & platforms
    • Describe the topology of end-to-end IoT dataflows
    • Describe the infrastructure (cloud / datacenter, edge gateways)
    • Use a smart orchestrator to generate & execute deployment plans

Power Management

TALK: WHY BLDC IS THE NEXT BIG THING IN EFFICIENT POWER MANAGEMENT AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

By Britto Edward Victor, Design Centre Head, and Vijay Bolloju, Manager, Application Engineering, ROHM Semiconductor India

This talk will focus on demand side conservation through the addition of energy efficient electrical appliances for new installations, and also replacing the older appliances with energy efficient ones. LED Lighting saw a huge success and the next big leap is motors. This leap would most likely begin with highly used appliances like ceiling fan, and then air-conditioners, air-coolers, air-purifiers, etc.

Key takeaways:

  • How to reduce power consumption in devices using motors
  • Understand the need for demand side conversation
  • Understand the ease of design and manufacturability

 

 

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