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Wednesday, June 26 • 10:15am - 2:00pm
IoT Connectivity Ecosystem Theater

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Visit the IoT Connectivity Ecosystem on the Expo Floor for free demos and sessions from leading companies that have integrated sensors and connectivity into IoT solutions. Free for all attendees on the Expo Floor!


Welcome & Introduction
Carl Ford / Community Developer & Grand Poobah / James Brehm & Associates
With terms like Digital Transformation, Artificial Intelligence, and Autonomous Cars being in the news the fact that IoT is required gets obscured. Joining sensors with connectivity requires more than hardware it requires an ecosystem of partners, developers and integrators. The IoT Connectivity Ecosystem sessions look at how to build your strategy, your services and your support.

The Seven Obstacles to Successful Deployments
James Brehm / Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist / James Brehm & Associates
Sara Brown / Vice President of Marketing / MultiTech
Maciej Kranz / Vice President/General Manager, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group / Cisco
Even when the plan is in place over half of IoT projects find themselves delayed or dismissed. What are the common causes? This session looks at how stake holders need to be engaged and what other common problems can thwart success.

Getting Your Project Off the Napkin and Out in the Field
Cynthia Baker / CEO, IoT Sales Channels & Principal / IoT Marketing
Jon Hallsten / CEO & Founder / Hallsten Innovations Ltd 
Have you ever had a napkin idea? Hear from the napkin-based Innovator Jon Hallsten as he outlines 5 hard-earned lessons in taking a napkin sketch form coffee-stained canvas to commercialization in the sensor IoT/IIoT space. These 5 lessons have direct and pertinent ramifications on whether or not your idea succeeds in the marketplace.

Hello I Would Like to Buy Some IoT 

Robbie Paul / Director, IoT Business Development / Digi-Key Electronics
Nik Kitson / Co-Founder / Haxiot
No one starts off saying I want to a pound of IoT please. They look at their goal of making money, saving money or complying with requirements and find that IoT provides the solutions. We start by speaking to the companies that are the first stop for sourcing IoT. What are the questions that you should ask when you design your IoT solution.

Functional Decomposition from the Enterprise to the Edge
Carl Ford / Community Developer & Grand Poobah / James Brehm & Associates
James Brehm / Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist / James Brehm & Associates
It’s time to get technical. The IoT ecosystem is “a complex network or interconnected system,” and that is exactly what the IoT is. This presentation deconstructs a complex IoT ecosystem to help participants understand how such a system operates from the most remote sensor to network center.

Platforms that Enable IoT Solutions
Adam Livesay / Founder & CRO / Elevat
Robert Lutz / VP Business Development / Systech Corporation
Sam Nagar / CEO & Founder / Pixeom
After making the physical connection the next step is use software to develop a digital twin. This software development is built with custom code that proves costly to manage in the long run. Many times, the custom code is developed to a specific interface from the sensor to the backend system restricting the accessibility to the data. To solve this problem many companies have created platforms that mask the complexity and reduce the time to development. The platforms also make for better management of multiple solutions within an Enterprise. This panel discusses the customization and features involved.

Using Intelligent Connectivity to Transform the IoT Edge

Robert Heuser | Director, Strategic Accounts | SAP Digital Interconnect
Connectivity is fundamental to enabling the Intelligent Enterprise use IoT to run better. Connectivity if not done well can create complexity. This session will explore how enterprises can connect IoT devices across multiple network types at scale, keeping devices secure and using AI at the edge to manage uncertain connectivity.

What Happens when Sensors and IoT Meet?
Jeff McGehee / IoT Practice Lead / Very
Richard Laborde / Director of Business Development / Atmosphere IoT Corp.
Mike Paradis / Global Sales Manager / Garmin Canada
When you add connectivity to a sensor deployment how does that change the parameters. Does connectivity increase the need for more information, more sensors? What are the most often used sensors for common IoT applications?

Ask the Experts
James Brehm / Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist / James Brehm & Associates
Pete DeNagy / President & Founder / Internet of Things America LLC
Carl Ford / Community Developer & Grand Poobah / James Brehm & Associates

We gathered the people in the know to answer the questions you wanted to know the answers to when it comes to IoT.
  • What is IoT?
  • Who makes money selling IoT?
  • Are Arduino cards a good way to start?
  •    Are there best practices?

End of Day Wrap Up    

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Mike Paradis

Global Sales Manager, Garmin Canada
Mike Paradis works as the Global Sales Manager for Garmin Canada. Using his 40+ years of technology sales experience, Mike combines his unique perspective with Garmin Canada’s module and wireless offerings. Garmin Canada, is known as the developer of ANT (an ultra-low power (ULP... Read More →
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Nik Kitson

Co-Founder, Haxiot
Seasoned, brand technology expertise across Internet, telecommunications and Internet of Things for over 15 years. Started his career in the service provider industry culminating with senior technology and strategy in roles UUnet and Vodafone. Transitioning to Silicon Valley, Nik... Read More →
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Carl Ford

Community Developer & Grand Poobah, James Brehm & Associates
Carl is all about connections! Connecting people, networks and, of course, things. For the last ten years, Carl’s focus has been on the Internet of Things (IoT) in vertical markets and the requirements for connectivity. Carl has been a community developer for the IoT for ten years... Read More →
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James Brehm

Founder & Chief Technology Evangelist, James Brehm & Associates
An independent advisor and technology evangelist, James Brehm is one of the leading voices on the state of the IoT and M2M market. Leveraging experience gained in a decade long career as an industry analyst after holding multiple marketing and customer facing roles with leading technology... Read More →
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Sam Nagar

CEO & Founder, Pixeom
Pixeom’s founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sam Nagar has led the company and its solutions to become the market-leading Edge computing software platform, both by number of deployments and revenue. A visionary entrepreneur and technologist, throughout his career Sam has focused... Read More →
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Robert Lutz

VP Business Development, Systech Corporation
Robert Lutz is the VP of Marketing and Business Development at Systech Corporation where he is focused on connecting all things IoT. Robert is responsible for ecosystem partner relationships at Systech and oversees the development and launch of new IoT products. You can also keep... Read More →
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Jon Hallsten

CEO & Founder, Hallsten Innovations Ltd
Jon Hallsten is an award-winning technology innovator, architect, inventor, and IoT thought leader who is passionate about leading his clients from innovative napkin ideas into commercialization – No fees for Napkin reviews.
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Sara Brown

Vice President of Marketing, MultiTech
As Vice President of Marketing for MultiTech, Sara Brown is responsible for product marketing, as well as internal and external marketing and communications. She brings 20 years of technology marketing experience, with more than ten years focused on M2M and IoT. In addition to her... Read More →
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Maciej Kranz

Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Cisco Systems
Maciej Kranz brings 30 years of networking industry experience to his position as Vice President, Corporate Strategic Innovation Group at Cisco. He leads the group focused on incubating new businesses, accelerating internal innovation, and driving co-innovation with customers and... Read More →
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Robert Heuser

Director, Strategic Accounts, SAP Digital Interconnect
Rob is a seasoned veteran of both the messaging and telecommunications industries, having repeatedly led technical and sales teams to success in a variety of vertical markets. In his current role as Director of Strategic Accounts, Rob delivers winning solutions for SAP Digital Interconnect’s... Read More →
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Adam Livesay

Founder & CRO, Elevat
Adam Co-founded elevat with William Hill in 2015. As CRO, he identifies growth opportunities, ensures customer success and builds long-term multi-divisional relationships with enterprise customers. He also secures investment from strategic partners.Prior to elevat, Adam lead the Electronic... Read More →
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Cynthia Baker

CEO, IoT Sales Channels & Principal, IoT Marketing
Cynthia founded IoT Sales Channels to provide a full spectrum of services for IoT companies to target the most effective customer bases directly and to develop sales channels through retailers and distributors.In order to engage customers during the buying journey and maintain them... Read More →
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Robbie Paul

Director, IoT Business Development, Digi-Key Electronics
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Jeff McGehee

IoT Practice Lead, Very
As a Senior Data Scientist and IoT Practice Lead at Very, Jeff McGehee works with clients to build powerful Internet-connected products. Jeff is naturally drawn to problems that most people consider "unsolvable,” and he enjoys solving those kinds of problems at Very. Jeff brings... Read More →
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Richard Laborde

Director of Business Development, Atmosphere IoT Corp
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Pete DeNagy

President & Co-Founder, Internet of Things America LLC
Peter L. DeNagy is the President of Internet of Things America, LLC, a MSP focused on managed IoT connectivity and IoT solution integration focused on servicing all of rural America.  He was, most recently, the Managing Principal of Acommence Advisors, Inc., a technology industry... Read More →

Wednesday June 26, 2019 10:15am - 2:00pm PDT
Expo Floor