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Tuesday, June 25

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 1: Using MEMS and Sensor Technology to Improve the Future
The role of MEMS enabled sensors in today’s connected world is growing increasingly more important. According to IHS, consumer and mobile applications continue to be the leading MEMS segments with other areas emerging as the next major drivers of MEMS market growth, such as IoT in industrial, automotive, and medical.

This full-day Pre-Conference Symposium explores advanced MEMS component functionality (ultrasound and gas sensing), manufacturing methods, MEMS integration opportunities and market applications from strategic missiles to structural health. Get inspired by the keynote speaker’s vision of a sensors enabled future and end the day engaging a talent filled panel discussing the changing strategies MEMS engineers are using to create the future. Come to learn and join the conversation!

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Track Chair: Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

9:00AM-9:15AM  |  Welcome & Introduction  - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

9:15AM-10:00AM  |  Advances in Gas Sensors for Personal Wellness - Dr. Sreeni Rao, TDK

10:00AM-10:30AM  |  Low-Power MEMS Piezoelectric Ultrasound Transducers - Corina Nistorica, PhD, FUJIFILM Dimatix

10:30AM-10:50AM  |  Break

10:50AM-11:40AM  |  Sensors & IoT:  A Peek into the Future - Markus Larsson, PARC

11:40AM-12:10PM  |  Microsystem Development for Highly Constrained Environments - Marco Aimi, GE Global Research

12:10PM-1:10PM  |  Lunch

1:10PM-1:20PM  |  Afternoon Introduction - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

1:20PM-1:50PM  |  Critical Design Trade-offs in the Selection of Inertial Measurement Units for Guidance & Control System Applications - Lou Taddeo, Thales

1:50PM-2:20PM  |  Sensing Harsh Environment Pressure & Temperature Monolithic Integrated MEMS Die for Smart Calibration - Jeremy Huang, DunAn Sensing LLC

2:20PM-2:50PM  |  MicraSilQ™ Wafer Level Packaging Platform: Understanding Variation in High Performance MEMS Gyroscopes - Dean Spicer, Micralyne

2:50PM-3:10PM  |  Break

3:10PM-3:45PM  |  Cloud Engineering Simulation: A Game Changer for MEMS Engineers - Ian Campbell, OnScale

3:45PM-4:45PM  |  The Future of MEMS & Sensor Engineering Panel
Moderator: Valerie Marty
Panelists: Marco Aimi, Ian Campbell, Brandon Rumberg Ph.D., Dean Spicer

4:45PM-5:00PM  |  Closing Remarks - Valerie Marty, Connected Micro LLC

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Marco Aimi

Microsystems Technology Manager, GE Global Research
Dr. Marco Aimi is the Technology Manager for Microsystems at GE Global Research. He joined GE in 2005 as a Materials Scientist researching new fabrication processes for MEMS devices. Over his time at GE Global Research he expended his role to include the mechanical and electrical... Read More →
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Ian Campbell

Founder & CEO, OnScale
Ian is an engineer and entrepreneur. Prior to founding OnScale, Ian founded NextInput, an award-winning Silicon Valley tech company that brought a new IoT sensor tech from concept to high-volume design wins in four years.
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Jeremy Huang, Ph.D.

Product Design Engineer MEMS, DunAn Sensing LLC
Jeremy Huang, Product Design Engineer (MEMS), has over 8 years of research, R&D and product development experience in the MEMS pressure sensor and Micro/Nano Fabrication field. He holds a Ph.D. degree with a research focus on MEMS/Nanofabrication and MEMS piezoresistive device design... Read More →
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Markus Larsson

Vice President, PARC
Markus Larsson is Vice President, Global Business Development, and leads PARC’s business functions. In that capacity, he is responsible for the development, integration and implementation of PARC’s growth strategies, a responsibility that includes marketing, private and public... Read More →
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Valerie Marty

Principal Consultant, Connected Micro LLC
Valerie has over 15 years experience in microsystems technology development and manufacturing.  While a MEMS integration engineer with HP, she was an active member of the MEMS and Sensors Industry Group Technical Advisory Committee.  In 2014, she was inducted into the MSIG Hall... Read More →
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Corina Nistorica, Ph.D.

Director of Advanced MEMS Research, FUJIFILM Dimatix
Dr. Corina Nistorica is a Principal Engineer at FUJIFILM Dimatix, Inc and her focus is MEMS Ultrasound Transducers. Previously she has developed solutions for MEMS based storage technology on ferroelectric media as part of the Probe Storage Project at Seagate Technology. She has also... Read More →
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Dr. Sreeni Rao

Senior Director, TDK
Dr. Sreeni Rao is a Senior Director at TDK responsible for TDK Corp's Gas and Environmental Sensing products and business. He has been in the MEMS sensing and semiconductor sector for the last 25 years, and has previously held technical and business leadership positions at Texas Instruments... Read More →
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Brandon Rumberg, Ph.D.

CTO, Aspinity, Inc.
Brandon has 10 years of experience with the full stack of low-power sensing: from integrated circuit (IC) design, to embedded systems and signal processing, to software development kit (SDK) creation and system integration. He created Aspinity’s analog-processing IC and software... Read More →
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Dean Spicer

Micralyne, VP Engineering
Dean Spicer, Vice President of Engineering, joined Micralyne in 2006 as a Research and Development Engineer, specializing in Advanced Wafer Bonding processes (eutectic, fusion and anodic). During his tenure, Dean has excelled in a series of leadership roles before he was appointed... Read More →
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Lou Taddeo

Business Development Director, Thales
Louis M. Taddeo is the Director of Business Development for Thales Visionix, Inc. (TVI), a leader in providing Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) solutions for the defense and commercial marketplaces .  Mr. Taddeo has a highly accomplished career leading both business development and program... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom A

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 2: Designing for Energy Harvesting & Energy Efficiency - Tutorials
Sensors are among the most frequently cited additions to connectivity in the Internet of Things (IoT) and certainly are one of the key enablers for wearable products of all sorts. However, wirelessly connected sensors pose a major problem when considering batteries as the sole source of power - battery life. Converting the available energy from a variety of sources to electricity, or energy harvesting, provides an alternative to frequently changing batteries in wireless sensing applications.

This Pre-Conference Symposium includes information about successful applications of energy harvesting, what it takes for a successful application, what the knockout factors are to avoid pursuing a difficult application, and advancements that have made previous problem applications a possibility. Speakers provide in-depth analysis of the challenges and solutions of using a variety of energy harvesting techniques for powering sensors in wireless and other ultralow power applications. In addition to exploring the energy harvesting technologies and other power sources, speakers address other system aspects including high efficiency, low-power microcontrollers, and wireless connectivity. By explaining the design-in requirements for existing energy harvesting products in real-world applications, attendees leave with new tools to consider in the design of their next-generation sensor systems for the IoT, wearables or any application that requires low power.

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Track Chair: Randy Frank, Randy Frank & Associates

9:00AM-9:10AM  |  Welcome & Introduction - Randy Frank, Randy Frank & Associates

9:10AM-10:00AM  |  Energy Harvesters & Their Power Conditioning Circuits - Baoxing Chen & Jane Cornett - Analog Devices Inc.

10:00AM-10:50AM  |  Case Studies of Vibration Energy Harvesting in Action - Karim El-Rayes, University of Waterloo

10:50AM-11:10AM  |  Break

11:10AM-12:00PM  |  Solving Energy Harvesting & Low Power Sensing Problems with Supercaps - Pierre Mars, CAP-XX

12:00PM-1:20PM  |  Lunch

1:20PM-2:10PM  |  RF Energy Harvesting & Wireless Power: Applications & Deployments in Sensors & Consumer Electronics - Eric Biel, Powercast Corporation

2:10PM-3:00PM  |  The Path Towards Battery-Free & Forever Battery life for the Internet-of-Things - Masoud Zargari, Atmosic Technologies

3:00PM-3:20PM  |  Break

3:20PM-4:10PM  |  Solving the Energy Storage Problem for Miniature Sensing Applications - Jeff Sather, Cymbet Corporation

4:10PM-5:00PM  |  The Value of Energy Harvesting for IoT & Existing Ecosystems - Brian Zahnstecher, PowerRox

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Eric Biel

Principal Electrical Engineer, Powercast Corporation
Eric Biel, Principal Electrical Engineer, earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh in 2010 and 2012 respectively. His thesis work included both "Effects of Ground Plane Size on PCB Edge Mount Antennas" and "Design Issues... Read More →
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Baoxing Chen

Fellow, Analog Devices Inc.
Baoxing Chen is an ADI Fellow at Analog Devices in Wilmington, Massachusetts, leading core isolation technology developments and the chip scale thermoelectric harvester initiative.  Baoxing has worked at ADI since 1997. Baoxing has a Ph.D. in Physics and M.S. in EE from the University... Read More →
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Jane Cornett

Device Engineering Manager, Analog Devices Inc.
Jane Cornett is a device engineering manager at Analog Devices in Wilmington, Massachusetts, working on developing ADI’s chip scale thermoelectric energy harvester and next generation iCoupler technology. Jane has worked at ADI since 2013. Prior to that, Jane completed her PhD in... Read More →
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Karim El-Rayes

Research Associate, University of Waterloo
Karim El-Rayes is PhD. candidate & research associate at the University of Waterloo, Canada. His research interests range between vibrations-based energy harvesting, self-driving vehicles, sensor technology and instrumentation for industrial and scientific applications. With over... Read More →
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Randy Frank

President, Randy Frank & Associates, Ltd.
Focusing today on technical writing and editing, Randy Frank has a diversified technical background for his expertise.Randy has established departments to address new technologies and effective communications in technology business for over 30 years. At Chrysler Corporation, he was... Read More →
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Pierre Mars

VP Applications Engineering, CAP-XX
Pierre has over 40 years of hardware and embedded software design experience. He has been with CAP-XX for 18 years where he is responsible for development of new supercapacitor applications. Prior to joining CAP-XX he held senior technical positions with Racal Defence Electronics... Read More →
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Jeff Sather

VP Technology & Solutions, Cymbet Corporation
Jeff leads the product design and application engineering efforts at Cymbet Corporation, where he is responsible for customer engineering support and developing integrated power management and storage solutions. He has more than two decades of experience in designing and developing... Read More →
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Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of the IEEE, Chair of the IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS) awarded 2017 Best Chapter awards at the local/national/worldwide levels concurrently (an unprecedented achievement), sits on the Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board... Read More →
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Masoud Zargari

VP Engineering, Atmosic Technologies
Masoud Zargari received his M.S. ands Ph.D. degrees form Stanford University in 1993 and 1997 respectively. In 1998 he joined Atheros Communications as a member of the founding team where he served as a Sr. Director of Engineering focusing on integrated systems for wireless communication... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom B

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 3: Innovation on the Edge
This symposium explores the latest advances in platform development and showcases some of the most compelling IoT designs. Discover the market trends that are driving innovation and the key commercial opportunities that are being created.

As the wave of IoT innovation continues, the complexity and challenges of communication and data aggregation expand. Some of the key issues are explored along with an overview of how cybersecurity, AI, smart solutions such as wearable, medical, farming, and factory/Industry 4.0, to name a few, will impact future development. Discover how developers can leverage this advanced knowledge to propel their own innovation. Guest speakers ranging from start-ups to leaders in the industry discuss how they are overcoming complex challenges to deliver compelling commercial solutions.

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Track Chair: Dominic Pajak, Arduino & John Koon, Tech Idea Research

9:00AM-9:30AM  |  Welcome & Introduction - Dominic Pajak, Arduino

9:30AM-10:15AM  |  Keynote: A 2029 IoT Security Retrospective: How Security Must Evolve as IoT Gets Smarter - Eustace Asanghanwa, Microsoft

10:15AM-10:30AM  |  Break

10:30AM-11:00AM  |  Enabling IIoT: Making Sense of It - Jen Gilburg, TE Connectivity

11:00AM-11:30AM  |  Sensor + Edge Compute + Cellular = Recipe for IoT Retrofit Success - Scott Nelson, Digi International

11:30AM-12:00PM  |  Secure Authentication for the LoRa® Technology Ecosystem - Paolo Trere, Microchip Technology

12:00PM-1:00PM  |  Lunch

1:00PM-1:30PM  |  Create, Discover, Deploy, Manage & Accelerate AI on the Intelligent Edge - Ted Way & Paula Ledgerwood, Microsoft

1:30PM-2:00PM  |  Deploying Azure IoT Edge & Machine Learning with Microsoft Azure & Moxa IIoT Edge Gateways - Robert Jackson, Moxa

2:00PM-2:30PM  |  From “Smart” to “Intelligent”: How Machine Learning is Taking IoT Sensor Data to the Next Level - Cormac Driver, Temboo

2:30PM-3:00PM  |  Sensor Security: Why It's Everyone's Problem - Rhonda Dirvin, Arm, Inc.

3:00PM-3:20PM  |  Break

3:20PM-3:50PM  |  How to Prototype, Manufacture & Sell a Wearable Medical Device in 2019 - John Ralston, Protxx Inc.

3:50PM-4:20PM  |  Boosting Intelligence at the Edge for Power- and Data-Efficient Industrial Sensing - Tom Doyle, Aspinity

4:20PM-4:50PM  |  Deploying Object Recognition and Anomaly Detection in the Edge - Markus Levy, NXP Semiconductors

4:50PM-5:00PM  |  Closing Remarks - John Koon, Tech Idea Research

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Eustace Asanghanwa

Senior Program Manager, Azure IoT, Microsoft
Eustace Asanghanwa is Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Azure Internet of Things (IoT) responsible for IoT security. He joined Microsoft with decades of experience from the semiconductor industry.  He tenured in engineering disciplines necessary for creating secure silicon from... Read More →
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Rhonda Dirvin

Sr. Director, Embedded, IoT & Automotive Marketing, Arm, Inc.
Since joining ARM in 2011, she has worked in several marketing and strategic roles, including digital marketing and alliances. She now drives ARM’s marketing strategy through the lens of IoT vertical markets and embedded technology. She is a Founding Board member of the OpenFog... Read More →
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Tom Doyle

Founder & CEO, Aspinity, Inc.
Tom brings over 30 years of experience in technology and semiconductors to Aspinity, primarily focused on analog and RF, including experience with 2 startup companies. Prior to joining Aspinity, Tom was responsible for business development/management for Cadence analog/mixed signal... Read More →
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Cormac Driver

Head of Product Engineering, Temboo
Cormac Driver leads the Product Engineering team at Temboo, a software company based in New York City whose platform powers industrial IoT systems. Cormac has extensive experience with designing and building internet-connected embedded systems. His PhD, completed in 2007, furthered... Read More →
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Jen Gilburg

Senior Director of Strategy, TE Connectivity
Jen Gilburg joined TE in 2018 to lead Strategy for TE Sensor Solutions, focusing on sensor content growth in the key megatrends of Internet of Things (IoT), autonomous driving, and vehicle electrification. Prior to joining TE, Jen worked at Intel where she was the co-inventor of an... Read More →
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Robert Jackson

Global IIoT Partner Program Manager, Moxa
Robert has over 18 years of industrial automation and test and measurement experience. Upon completing his degree in Chemical Engineering from Oklahoma State University, he started his career as a Product Manager and helped launch the first generation of Programmable Automation Controllers... Read More →
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John Koon

President, Tech Idea Research
John Koon’s current roles include embedded technology research and publication. He was the Editor-in-Chief of the RTC Magazine and COTS Journal.  His current role is a freelance editor/writer working for multiple magazines. Additionally, he has published numerous technical articles... Read More →
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Paula Ledgerwood

Software Engineer, Microsoft
Paula graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo last June with her degree in Software Engineering and a minor in Computing for Interactive Arts. Two of her favorite projects at Cal Poly were creating a sensor reactive dance suit and working with the California Strawberry Commission... Read More →
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Markus Levy

Director of AI and Machine Learning Technologies, NXP Semiconductors
Markus Levy joined NXP in 2017 as the Director of AI and Machine Learning Technologies. In this position, he is primarily focused on the strategy and marketing of AI and machine learning capabilities for NXP's microcontroller and i.MX product lines. Previously, Markus was chairman... Read More →
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Scott Nelson

Chief Product Officer, Digi International
Mr. Nelson joined Digi in October 2017 as Vice President of Product and is responsible for directing the company’s vision, strategy, and product roadmaps in collaboration with Research and Development, Sales, and Operations. Mr. Nelson was most recently Chief Technical Officer (CTO... Read More →
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Dominic Pajak

VP Business Development, Arduino
Dominic is passionate about making IoT technology accessible to developers everywhere. Previously at ARM, he started as an engineer and later took the Cortex-M0 from concept to launch - a processor that has shipped in the billions alongside sensors and low-power radios in thousands... Read More →
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John Ralston

Founder & CEO, Protxx Inc
Dr. Ralston is a pioneer in the development and application of wearable sensors and machine learning based data analytics for preventive medicine and quantitative rehabilitation. He has collaborated with clinical specialists and research teams working to quantify and reduce fall risks... Read More →
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Paolo Trere

Embedded System Engineer, Microchip Technology
Paolo Trere is an embedded system engineer at Microchip Technology with nearly 20 years’ experience in the semiconductor industry.Prior to joining Microchip in 2012, Paolo started his career in Italy as an electronic designer, and soon moved to several field application engineer... Read More →
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Ted Way

Senior Program Manager, Microsoft Azure Machine Learning, Microsoft
Ted Way is a senior program manager on the Azure Machine Learning engineering team at Microsoft, where he works on bringing machine learning to the edge and hardware acceleration of AI. He’s passionate about telling the story of how AI will empower people and organizations to achieve... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom E

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 4: Paper, Plastic & Fabric: New Platforms Enabling Commercialization Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable & Functional Fabric Sensors & Sensor-Based Systems
This Pre-Conference Symposium addresses the design and manufacturing of sensors and sensor-based systems enabled using paper, plastic and fabric platforms. Speakers, who represent the international “who’s who” in this topical area, present several interesting printed, flexible, stretchable, and functional fabric sensor technologies and their applications currently under development and in production in the commercial sector as well those under development in the leading research universities and research labs around the world.

They also address several other electronic functionalities e.g. batteries, memory/logic and the challenges of their packaging and integration with other functional element of solutions to various applications including Internet of Things and wearables. They address various manufacturing issues including the selection of materials and inks, batch mode and continuous printing processes and assembly/integration approaches to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions. Finally, they present barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success.

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Track Chair: Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates

9:00AM-9:25AM  |   Welcome & Introduction to Printed/Flexible & Stretchable Sensors & Sensor-Based Systems - Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates

9:25AM-10:05AM  |   Keynote - Printed Electronics: Equipment, Processing & Applications Development - Meyya Meyyappan, NASA Ames Research Center

10:05AM-10:30AM  |   Review & Overview of the OE-A Roadmap on Printed Organic Electronics - Stan Farnsworth, Novacentrix / OE-A

10:30AM-10:45AM  |   Break

10:45AM-11:10AM  |   Thin Film Electronics for Next Generation IoT Sensors Applications - Prashant Agrawal, IMEC

11:10AM-11:35AM  |   Soft Electronics for Noninvasive Healthcare from the Skin to Below the Skin - Sheng Xu, University of California San Diego

11:35AM-12:00PM  |  Wearable Sweat Sensor Patch - Hnin Yin Nyein, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

12:00PM-12:55PM  |   Lunch

12:55PM-1:05PM  |   Introduction to Afternoon Sessions - Roger Grace, Roger Grace Associates

1:05PM-1:45PM  |   Keynote - Soldier Sensors Born & Worn: Honing the Tactical Edge - Jeffrey Pacuska, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command-Soldier Center

1:45PM-2:10PM  |   Novel Stretchable Electronic Materials for Enabling Sensor Designs & Device Integration - Andy Behr, Panasonic

2:10PM-2:35PM  |  Form & Function for the IoT - Janos Veres, PARC

 2:35PM-3:00PM  |  Advanced Fabric: Creating Sensors Systems Using Thermal-Drawn Fiber Technology - Eric Argentieri, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

3:00PM-3:15PM  |  Break

3:15PM-3:40PM  |  From the Big Data in the Mattress Mat Platform to the eHealth Cloud Services - Luis Gómez & Miguel Ribó, SensingTex

3:40PM-4:05PM  |  A Paper-Based Disposable Strain Sensor by Direct Laser Printing - Yu Long, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

4:05PM-4:30PM  |  Open Q&A Session

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Prashant Agrawal

Program Manager, Thin Film Electronics, imec
Prashant Agrawal received PhD (Electrical Engineering) from KU Leuven (Belgium) in 2015 and MS (Computers Science & Engineering) from Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur. He is currently the Program Manager for Thin Film Electronics at Imec Belgium. Prior to this, he had been... Read More →
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Eric Argentieri

Product Development Engineer, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)
Eric Argentieri is a Product Development Engineer at Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA). Mainly focused on energy storage fiber, he leads the thermo-drawable supercapacitor project. His efforts have resulted in a reproducible, scalable supercapacitor fiber by minimizing... Read More →
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Andy Behr

Technology Manager, Panasonic
Andy Behr is a Technology Manager with Panasonic Electronic Materials Division. He leads a research and marketing team based in Silicon Valley that that develops leading-edge materials for electronics and other emerging applications.  Andy holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and... Read More →
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Stan Farnsworth

Chief Marketing Officer, NovaCentrix
Stan Farnsworth is Chief Marketing Officer at NovaCentrix and has been with the company since its inception in 1999. He is responsible for global sales as well as strategic and tactical marketing for all NovaCentrix products, including the company's PulseForge photonic curing tools... Read More →
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Luis Gómez

Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer, Sensing Tex
Mr. Gomez founded the company and was appointed the Chief Technical Officer in 2010. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Textile Science and Computer Science. He joined the R&D Department of ENTEC in 2007, where he participated in various R&D projects in the textile sector. In 2005, Mr... Read More →
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Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associates
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (RGA), a marketing consulting firm specializing in high technology, which he founded in 1982 in San Francisco, California. His background includes over 40 years in analog circuit design engineering, manufacturing engineering, application... Read More →
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Yu Long

Researcher, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)
Yu Long is a Ph.D researcher in Prof. Liwei Lin lab at the Berkeley Sensor & Actuator (BSAC), University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, China. Her current research interests include flexible, porous graphene... Read More →
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Meyya Meyyappan

Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology, NASA Ames Research Center
Meyya Meyyappan is Chief Scientist for Exploration Technology at NASA Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA. He has authored over 380 articles in peer-reviewed journals and made over 250 Invited/Keynote/Plenary Talks. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, ECS, AVS, MRS, AIChE, ASME and... Read More →
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Hnin Y. Nyein, Ph.D.

Research Specialist, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)
Hnin Yin Yin Nyein is a graduate student researcher advised by Professor Ali Javey at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a recipient of National Science Foundation graduate research fellowship. She has expertise on flexible electronics, biosensors, and electrochemical... Read More →
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Jeffrey Pacuska

Program Manager, Technology & Systems Integration, US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center
Mr. Pacuska serves in the capacity of Integration Program Manager on the Research and Technology Integration Team at the US Army Combat Capabilities Development Command – Soldier Center (CCDC-SC), and as the Technology and Systems Integration Lead at the Defense Fabric Discovery... Read More →
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Miguel Ribó

CCO, Sensing Tex
Mr. Ribó has joined recently the Sensing Tex project. Hold a Master in Business Administration at ESADE Business School. He is specialized as Growth Accelerator Executive in different industries and multinational positions from Sales and Marketing appointments to CEO positions. Business... Read More →
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Janos Veres

Program Manager, Novel & Printed Electronics, PARC
Janos Veres leads PARC's Novel and Printed Electronics Program exploring the Future of Electronics. He is passionate about the future of manufacturing and the new ecosystems enabled by digital technologies. His main interest is exploring 2D and 3D printing and large area processes... Read More →
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Sheng Xu

Assistant Professor of Nanoengineering, Bioengineering & Electrical Engineering, University of California San Diego
Sheng Xu is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Nanoengineering at UC San Diego. He received his B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular Engineering from Peking University in Beijing, China, and Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Executive Ballroom F

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 5: Role of Sensors in Building IoT Systems & Industry 4.0 Applications
Sensors are the key factors for assisting any IoT application and are one of the major hardware components needed to form IoT systems. Gartner reports that “The sensor market will evolve continuously through 2023. New sensors will enable a wider range of situations and events to be detected, current sensors will fall in price to become more affordable or will be packaged in new ways to support new applications, and new algorithms will emerge to deduce more information from current sensor technologies”. According to research from Business Insider, more than 24 billion internet-connected devices will be installed around the world by 2020.

Industry 4.0 is growing at a rapid pace; the economy is on the threshold of the fourth industrial revolution.
Manufacturing industry must address new challenges to data set produced by several sensors in real time. This Pre-Conference Symposium examines how the sensor designer, manufacturers, and vendors can gear up to meet fast and efficient changeover of production processes. Fraunhofer USA will discuss a few use cases an industry consortium is developing open source middleware that allows manufacturers to network and integrate existing sensors, machines, and production processes so that Industry 4.0 applications can be easily implemented and allow for quick, efficient reconfiguration of manufacturing. This Pre-Conference Symposium introduces BaSys 4.0, a German research project focusing on how manufacturing system would be architected in order to reap the benefits of I4.0 as well as an open source software platform that addresses many of the technical challenges related it I4.0 and which can be used to build your I4.0 manufacturing system upon. Industry consortium members include ABB Ltd, Robert Bosch GmbH, Kuka Roboter GmbH, PSI Automotive & Industry GmbH, among others.

This Pre-Conference Symposium provides teaches attendees IoT fundamentals, building blocks, and discover how the sensors can be programmed to interface with IoT hardware cloud platforms and operating systems such as BaSys 4.0 designed by Fraunhofer. It provides the marketing and design aspects needed in integrating smart sensors into IoT framework(s). The agenda is structured to be useful for BD, marketing, designers, architect, hardware engineers and software developers and covers lab sessions to provide demo of a few IoT applications such as home automation, environmental, Agriculture, health care and Industrial 4.0 domains.

As an added benefit, this Pre-Conference Symposium will be certified by Sonoma State University, and each registered attendee will receive certification for attendance.

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Track Chair: Shivakumar Mathapathi, Sonoma State University

9:00AM-10:15AM | Session 1
  • Introduction to Sensor Technologies, IoT Platforms & Market Trends
  • Scope of Sensors Across Various IoT Industries
10:15AM-10:30AM | Morning Coffee Break
10:30AM-12:00PM | Session 2
  • Overview of Industrial IoT 4.0
  • Open Source Operating Systems for Industrial IoT
  • The BaSys 4.0 Platform from Fraunhofer
12:00PM-1:00PM | Lunch
1:00PM-2:15PM | Session 3
  • IoT Protocols & Standards
  • Overview of IoT Cloud Platforms & Hardware Solutions
  • Programming Languages for IoT Systems
2:15PM-2:30PM | Afternoon Break
2:30PM-3:45PM | Session 4
  • Building Block of IoT Systems
3:45PM-5:00PM | Session 5 - Lab /Demo Sessions
  • Constructing IoT Projects: Sensors, Microcontroller Unit, Wireless Networking & Cloud Components
  • Programming Sensors
  • Cloud Connectivity & Coding
  • Use Cases from Fraunhofer - BaSys 4.0
  • Use Cases – Home Automation, Smart Cites & Environmental Monitoring Systems
  • Q&A Wrap Up

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Farid Farahmand

Chair of the Engineering Science Department, Sonoma State University
Farid Farahmand received his PhD in 2005 and is currently the Chair of the Engineering Science Department (Electrical Engineering) at Sonoma State University in California, U.S.A. He is also the director of Advanced Internet Technology in the Interests of Society Laboratory. Prior... Read More →
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Dr. Mikael Lindvall

Technology Director, Fraunhofer USA, Inc.
Dr. Mikael Lindvall is the Technology Director at Fraunhofer USA, Inc., Center for Experimental Software Engineering, which is located in College Park, MD. Since 1999, Dr. Lindvall has led the Center’s development of analysis methods and tools and has worked with industry and government... Read More →
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Shivakumar Mathapathi

Adjunct Professor & International Collaboration Coordinator, Sonoma State University
Shiva has over 25 years of experience in Engineering, R&D, and faculty. His main research area is Internet of things (IoT) enabled smart city projects. He is the team lead for global city team challenge hosted by NIST. Shiva is the co-founder and CTO of Dew Mobility. He also teaches... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Meeting Room 212AB