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Thursday, June 27 • 10:15am - 3:25pm
Startup Theater

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Startups will pitch their products and technologies to the attendee audience. Free for all attendees on the Expo Floor!


Overcoming the Challenges of Legacy Wireless IoT Technologies
Michael Hepp / VP Global Sales / BehrTech
Delivering distinct range, power and cost advantages, Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN) are a key enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT). However, there are several challenges associated with existing solutions that limit their long-term viability from significant interference and scalability issues to proprietary third-party managed networks, hardware dependence and lack of standardization. In this session we will discuss the limitations of legacy technology and why an agnostic, integrable and interoperable wireless software platform approach is essential for large-scale Industrial IoT (IIoT) networks.

Upgrade Your Sensors with Artificial Intelligence at the Edge
Marc Dupaquier / Co-Founder & Managing Director / Cartesiam
A new generation of smart sensors with NanoEdge AI inside can learn and analyze without the need of expensive Cloud infrastructures and rare Data Scientists skills. Come and see how leading sensor providers have upgraded their product lines and been able to sell their devices for up to 20 times more by capturing a value opportunity that was traditionally left to CSPs or Service companies.

The Future of Automotive Headlights
Dan Davies / Business Development Manager / Koito Silicon Valley Labs
Automotive headlights have always played an important role in automotive safety but advances in LED and other technologies have recently added the new role of branding to the headlight. With the development of autonomous driving, the headlight will take on even more new roles including sensing, perception, and communication. This session will discuss the headlight’s new roles in autonomous driving, and why the headlight is suited to these roles. Dan Davies will introduce Koito’s sensor-integrated prototype headlight and show future headlight concepts designed to meet the needs of autonomous driving.

Nanowire Technology: A Revolutionary MEMS Sensing Platform
Jeffrey Diament / Head of Business Development / InstruMEMS
Instrumems is pioneering the next generation of flow, temperature, and humidity sensors with our elegant, multipurpose nanowire platform. Come see these high performance revolutionary sensors in action and learn what makes them smaller, faster, more accurate, and cheaper than almost any other sensors on the market.

3D Printed Electronics - Applications in Rapid Prototyping and Design
JF Brandon / VP Marketing / BotFactory, Inc.
BotFactory is one of the pioneers of the Agile Electronics movement by enabling user to fully print and assemble PCBs from their desktop using additive manufacturing. In this presentation we explore the salient differences between traditional PCBs and 3D printed PCBs, covering topics such as: the State Of The Art of both technologies, parity and disparity points, and best applications for each fabrication process.

A New Security Mindset for Critical Infrastructure and Data
Tom Sego / CEO / BlastWave Inc.
The world is more connected, with more sophisticated hackers and threats than ever before. In spite of increased cybersecurity spending, the incidence of breaches and attacks is growing 40-50% per year. Furthermore, connecting critical infrastructure exposes us to more dire consequences. As these risks grows exponentially, the tired tactic of patching vulnerabilities after-the-fact is increasingly ineffective. We need a new security strategy.

Helping Engineers Better Choose Their Electronic Components
Wilfried Dion / CEO / Wisebatt
Wisebatt is a unique simulation tool for electronics engineers developing IoT devices. They can build virtual prototypes and collaborate to make the optimal choices between cost, battery life and performance, very early in the design cycle. Within minutes, engineers access complex modeling results that would usually take weeks. With it, our first customers were able to save 3 months and up to 200k€ in R&D.

Returns on Innovation – Unlocking the Value of Intellectual Property in the Sensor Market
Alec Sorensen / CEO / Tradespace
Intellectual Property can account for up to 60% of a company’s value. Yet companies lack the data, processes, and strategies to get value from that IP. As the pace of technology development accelerates, companies that cannot make fast, data-driven technology investment decisions will get left behind. In order to develop effective technology investment strategies, companies need better visibility into internal and external technology landscapes, smarter approaches to commercializing their own technology, and better ways to find and validate new technologies to bring into the company.

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JF Brandon

VP Marketing, BotFactory
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Dan Davies

Business Development Manager, Koito Silicon Valley Labs
Dan Davies is a Business Development Manager at Koito Silicon Valley Labs with a background in mechanical engineering and technical sales. His focus is on transformational technologies that will answer the new needs arising in the automotive industry.
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Jeffrey Diament

Head of Business Development, InstruMEMS
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Wilfried Dron

CEO, Wisebatt
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Marc Dupaquier

Co-Founder & Managing Director, Cartesiam
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Michel Hepp

VP of Global Sales, BehrTech
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Tom Sego

CEO, BlastWave Inc.
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Alec Sorensen

CEO, Tradespace
A former management consultant to Fortune 500 companies, Alec founded Tradespace to speed innovation and revolutionize the way companies get value from their IP. Using data on 100M patents and advanced analytics, Tradespace makes it faster and easier for companies to source new technology... Read More →

Thursday June 27, 2019 10:15am - 3:25pm PDT
Expo Floor