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Friday, April 21
 

7:30am

Morning Sign In & Social Hour
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday April 21, 2017 7:30am - 8:30am
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

8:30am

Welcome
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday April 21, 2017 8:30am - 8:45am
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

8:45am

Guardians of the Rainforest
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Topher White

Topher White

Founder & CEO, Rainforest Connection
In 2012, Topher White founded Rainforest Connection, a startup which converts recycled cell-phones into solar-powered listening devices to monitor and protect remote areas of the rainforest. Now an established NGO, Rainforest Connection has helped stop illegal logging and poaching operations in Sumatra, and the system is being expanded to three more rainforest reserves in Indonesia, the Amazon and Africa. With a background in physics and engineering, White worked as web chief of ITER and co-founded Enthuse, a sports engagement and mobile rewards platform. For Rainforest Connection... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 8:45am - 9:30am
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

10:00am

Making the Smart Home Fun
Limited Capacity seats available

The modern smart home has a Disney World inside it just waiting to emerge. In this talk we'll discuss how we as the creators of IOT, can design magical experiences and interactions that don't require a phone.

We'll also explore the future of gaming in general and how IOT has the ability to enhance and redefine what is a game.

So bring your imaginations and know how and prepare to have some fun.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Marsh

Brad Marsh

Senior Front End Developer, SmartThings
Brad is a Senior Front-End Developer at SmartThings. For the past 3 years, his focus has been on finding better and more intuitive ways for people to interact with their homes and smart devices.


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:20am
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

10:00am

Connected Buildings - Using IoT and Data to Achieve Business Results
Limited Capacity seats available

We have reached a period of time where IoT and big data are poised to play a significant role in improving the buildings in which we all work, live and play. Buildings consume upwards of 40 percent of the energy in the United States, and in commercial buildings, greater than 60 percent of that total can be attributed to heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting. 
At the same time, the physical environment of a building greatly impacts the satisfaction, wellbeing and performance of its occupants, As such, Trane® believes buildings can a competitive advantage instead of a simply a cost by minimizing energy consumption, increasing occupant comfort, and/or stabilizing manufacturing conditions, based on the customer’s needs. This reduces waste and provides sustainability, resulting in higher performing individuals and businesses, and a greener environment. 
 
Trane is leading the way in developing connected buildings, leveraging 100 years of buildings experience and innovative IoT technologies to improve building performance. Trane Intelligent Services is one such technology, taking data from disparate sources, analyzing it, and utilizing the results to drive changes in the building to meet customer requirements. In this presentation, we will provide examples of how we are using our technology and buildings expertise to deliver customer value. We will discuss some of the technical challenges that drive our solutions, and discuss descriptive and predictive analytics as it applies to connected buildings.

Speakers
avatar for David Holst

David Holst

Systems Architect, Trane
David Holst is a Systems Architect at Trane, responsible for the overall architecture and development efforts for Trane’s Intelligent Services organization. David spends much of his time figuring out how to quickly turn his co-worker Dr. Shuo Wang’s data and analytics questions... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Shuo Wang

Dr. Shuo Wang

Data Alchemist, Trane
Dr. Shuo Wang is a Data Alchemist at Trane, interfacing between technology, business, and subject matter experts to turn data into meaningful solutions. Dr. Wang has spent nearly a decade using data, visualization, and software engineering to figure out the right questions to ask... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

10:00am

How to Win the IoT Future, Without Losing Your Shirt
Limited Capacity seats available

Presentation will define what the Internet of Things is, and more importantly, what it isn’t. It will cover key industry trends that drive product value, and the developmental processes you will need in place to lead your project toward success. Joel Young, CTO of Digi International, will show you how to pick the right technologies that will make your project successful now and in the future.

Speakers
avatar for Joel Young

Joel Young

Sr. Vice President & CTO, Digi International, Inc.
Joel Young is Senior Vice President – Research and Development, Chief Technical Officer of Digi International Inc. He joined the company in 2000 as Vice President of Engineering and was named Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Technical Officer in 2005.Prior t... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

10:00am

Macchina: The Ultimate Tool for Taking Control of Your Car!
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Ken Chang

Ken Chang

Chief Marketer, Macchina
Ken Chang is a Minneapolis based brand strategist, digital marketer, and maker. He is best known as the marketing strategist for Macchina LLC.



Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

10:00am

The PC is Dead, Long Live the PC!
Limited Capacity seats available

The era of personal computing has morphed to mobile computing. And IoT is bringing the next era... point computing. Learn about how this era will allow the rapid expansion of IoT based products and services.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Landers

Rod Landers

Co-Founder of Lab651, Forcient Engineering
Rodney Landers believes that technology should integrate seamlessly and transparently in to everyday life. He has been in the M2M/IoT area for over 20 years, and in addition to holding several patents, he is a serial entrepreneur. His works, such as an automatic landing system fo... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

10:00am

Agriculture IoT - Hacking Tractors, Automating Backyard Chicken Coops and Mobile Farms
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Edward Kepler

Edward Kepler

Founder, Grow Phone
I am a computer consultant with experience in Web Development, IoT, Big Data and Machine Learning. I am also the founder in two early stage start-ups. Grow Mobile is driving food,water and energy security with a portable unit for harvesting food,water,and energy. Grow Phone is an... Read More →
avatar for Andrew Ralston

Andrew Ralston

Founder, Chicken Scoop
Andrew is the founder of Chicken-Scoop.com - empowering backyard chicken owners. He is also a Principal Engineer at Novu Health, a member engagement and behavior change company. He is interested in how technology can influence and create positive change within the health and agri... Read More →
avatar for Grant Wood

Grant Wood

President, Subtle Solutions LLC
Mr. Wood advises companies that traditionally innovate though acquisition, who are facing increasing threats of disruption in formerly mature markets, how to innovate and thrive despite internal resistance and external turmoil. His background includes a wide range of experience... Read More →




Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

10:00am

Designing for the Next Wave. The Subscription Economy
Limited Capacity seats available

Ubiquitous Connectivity and Artificial Intelligence are the ingredients driving the most dramatic shift in business models in history.   Over 60% of companies view they will have a fundamental change in their business model over the next 5 years.   Capex models shift to Opex models through lease, subscription and other monthly recurring revenue streams.  In this new business environment customer intimacy is essential, the user experience and service paramount.    The customer is where the focus needs to be and not just on the product or service being offered.    As an Innovator,  designer and developer in this new business era join Arrow Electronics for an insight into how to succeed.

Speakers
avatar for Aiden Mitchell

Aiden Mitchell

Vice President of IoT Solutions, Arrow Electronics
Arrow recognizes the challenges facing the modern enterprise in the ongoing effort to secure efficiency, enhance service and quality while deploying new business models and support. | Aiden Mitchell leads the internet of things (IoT) go to market experience for Arrow Electronic... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

10:00am

The View of the IoT from Beyond the Edge
Limited Capacity seats available

The Internet of Things looks different from the viewpoint of a semiconductor manufacturer.  While users and the cloud seem far away, the demand for data from things at the edge continues to grow which in turn drives the demand for semiconductors.  But Moore’s Law no longer dictates the path of technology roadmaps for the IoT and a new perspective working directly with application developers is needed.  Similarly, IoT application developers should look beyond the presumption that hardware is a commodity to the possibility that even chip-level design is within reach and can be a strategic advantage.  

Scott Nelson is the CTO and EVP of Corporate Development of Skywater Technology Foundry.  

SkyWater Technology Foundry

SkyWater Technology Foundry is a new kind of manufacturing company that combines innovation and ingenuity with the persistent pursuit of excellence in manufacturing to make new products possible.  

SkyWater is a U.S.-based company with co-located advanced development and volume production of a wide variety of semiconductor based solutions.  We are a globally recognized, DMEA-trusted facility delivering the wafers that become the chips that drive products in consumer, industrial, automotive, and medical applications.  We build the semiconductor, superconducting, and photonic devices that make the Internet of Things work today and expand tomorrow. 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson

CTO, SkyWater Technology Foundry
For almost 30 years Scott Nelson has led product development and entrepreneurial business growth as both a technology and business leader. He is the Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of Corporate Development for SkyWater Technology Foundry. SkyWater is a full... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:00am - 10:45am
MCC Room 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

10:25am

Team Random at IoTHackDay 2016: Perspectives on IoT Hackathons
Limited Capacity seats available

Leading, "Team Random," at IoTHackDay. How to successfully lead a team of random strangers to build an internet connected device with a pile of random things at a hackathon, and how to leverage that experience to improve your resume.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Larson

Chris Larson

Senior Software Engineer, Nextstar Digital, LLC
Chris builds blazing fast web applications and APIs at scale. He also adds web portals and devices to the internet of things, speaks several M2M languages and understands the human to machine relationship. You know that holographic image on your license plate, he programmed som... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 10:25am - 10:45am
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

11:15am

Sloth: An Energy-Efficient Real-Time Activity Recognition System (An IoT Fuse IoTHackDay 2016 Winner)
Limited Capacity seats available

It is a bitter reality that all around the world, there are elderly people living alone and independent of their family members. Modern age has made many of us so busy at times that we forget (or neglect) spending enough times with our beloved ones. Yet, it is in this stage of life where one is more prone to health threats and in need of attention than ever before. Living in retirement resorts is often against self confidence and other daily home nursing options are too expensive, if not intrusive, to think of. Yet, in this modern age of technology, cannot we propose any affordable solution that allows constant supervision of the elderly by their trusted physicians while respecting their privacy and preserving their independence?

To tackle the above-mentioned challenge, we propose Sloth: An end-to-end wearable activity recognition system that allows real-time monitoring of activities of daily living. Sensor-based activity recognition blends wearable computing with internet of things to create a wireless network of small-sized embedded sensor platforms that can detect activities of daily living (e.g. walking, eating, cooking, writing) in real-time and over a long period of time.

Attaching a few accelerometers to different body parts, we aim to collect human physical motions and transmit them to a central node where we can interpret the type of activity being performed and transmit it to the cloud where it can be accessed by privileged users.

Speakers
avatar for Pejman Ghorbanzade

Pejman Ghorbanzade

Associate Software Engineer, Carbon Black Inc.
Pejman Ghrbanzade is an associate software engineer at Carbon Black Inc. His work is primarily focused on low-level software development for macOS platform. He has experience in OS-development, embedded systems and software security. | | Prior to moving to Saint Paul, MN, Pe... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 11:35am
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

11:15am

Building Connectivity in the Jungle
Limited Capacity seats available

How do you implement high-tech gear for disaster recovery, refugee camps, or medical missions? Cell service is spotty, unavailable , or jammed for disasters, and other networking infrastructure is simply not available. Technology today is built for the modern world where you can count on a steady internet connection, so existing solutions do not work. Lori Most will walk you through the challenges for humanitarians working in remote locations. She will present how her team embraced the challenge and built a mobile patient-tracking system that shares data across a team of devices without the internet, and can also upload patient data to the cloud when the system finds connectivity.

Speakers
avatar for Jason More

Jason More

Application Engineer, Jason More
Jason is one of the few people who can successfully take a project from a great idea to a clean and well-tested code base, all the way through successful and quick deployments. His ability to create thoughtful user interfaces, along with well architected back end systems, coupled with a strong understanding of release management make him the perfect choice for leading a successful... Read More →
avatar for Lori Most

Lori Most

Founder, Binary Bridge
Lori Most is the Founder and CEO of BinaryBridge, a start-up that builds tech solutions for global humanitarians. | | Most pairs her software development background with her efficiency expertise to design solutions that are lean, relevant, and provide significant cost sav... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

11:15am

Does the IoT Need a New Network?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learn about the latest wireless Industrial IoT connectivity options – Low Power Wireless Access (LPWA) is fast taking market share transforming the business models to connect both Industrial and consumer products and services on Wide Area Networks for many years, even when battery operated.

In this presentation, Dan Quant, Vice President of Product Management & Strategic Marketing for MultiTech, will position the leading LPWA technologies including LTE Cat M, NB-IoT, LoRa®, Sigfox, Ingenu and Wi-SUN, where & why they are being deployed and scaled for a broad range of different IoT use cases.

MultiTech designs and manufactures in Minnesota an industry leading portfolio of Licensed & Unlicensed ISM-Band LPWA technologies, featuring programmability and control at the very edge of the network using ARM® mbed™ OS. MultiTech is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance and active within 3GPP, enabling hardware that's changing the way businesses connect to the IoT. 


Speakers
avatar for Dan Quant

Dan Quant

Vice President, Product Management and Strategic Marketing, MultiTech
Daniel Quant is Vice President of Product Management & Strategic Marketing and oversees product and go-to-market planning for our award-winning portfolio of IoT/M2M wireless communication platforms leveraging cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth®, LoRa™ and GNSS technologies... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

11:15am

IoT Meets The Real World - When Your Sensors Hit Dirt
Limited Capacity seats available

“Setting up an IoT project is easier than ever - even kids can prototype a solution quickly.
This session covers what happens when the data starts streaming in. How to make sense of the data, where does the data lie and what are some reasons why the data is not what you expect it to be.
Finally, how do you ensure that the data is presented, consumed and incorporated in processes in a way that causes a meaningful outcome, like reducing failure rates for machinery or lowering energy costs.

This fascinating session will combine a blended perspective of the data science behind two actually physically implemented use cases built right here in Minnesota: one within HVAC, and the other within the Mining Industry.  Their common thread?  Data and Machine Learning...and Minnesota, of course!
 

Speakers
avatar for Sean Otto

Sean Otto

VP of Analytics, Cyient
Sean Otto, PhD, is the VP of Analytics at Cyient Insights.  I jokingly say I'm a psychologist turned engineer with a business degree.  I design connected digital experiences and support advanced analytic tools that meet organizational goals that integrate seamlessly into business... Read More →
avatar for Deepinder Singh

Deepinder Singh

CEO, 75F
Deepinder Singh is CEO & Founder of 75F, an award winning HVAC solution that leverages IoT to offer a predictive, low cost and energy saving solution for the commercial building market. 75F is ushering in a new paradigm for HVAC control that increases comfort, reduces energy usag... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

11:15am

The Internet of Pigs
Limited Capacity seats available

Paul Lundberg, CTO of Agosto and Jim Cairnes, Founder of Remote Insights will discuss a recent collaboration to pilot an IoT solution for a company conducting livestock research. The objective of the project was to quickly stand up a solution to determine the potential for collecting and analyzing animal behavior. We’ll take a look at the devices Remote Insights deployed to connect to Google’s Cloud Platform using an IoT Broker developed and open sourced by Agosto. We’ll then discuss the business case to understand the value BigQuery brought to Remote Insights for analytics, the lessons learned and roadmap for the data collection devices, and the architecture of the IoT solution.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Cairns

Jim Cairns

CEO, Remote Insights, Inc.
Jim is the founder of Remote Insights, a livestock management solution start-up, and has been involved in bringing to market IoT products, services and solutions for over 10 years.  He has acquired broad industry domain knowledge and experiences while as the CEO of an IoT cloud... Read More →
avatar for Paul Lundberg

Paul Lundberg

CTO, Agosto
As Agosto's CTO, Lundberg is responsible for product development vision, intellectual property strategies and leveraging open source and proprietary technologies. Lundberg oversees product development for clients and for product commercialization by Agosto.


Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

11:15am

The ’S’ in IoT stands for Security
Limited Capacity filling up

As the availability of IoT devices grows at a blistering pace, the development of sound security practices has been left behind. This was evident recently as a group of connected devices was leveraged to down a large portion on the Internet in October 2016. In this session, we’ll take a look at attack surfaces that need to be considered, practices that developers need to follow, and reasons why traditional malware detection will be ineffective in the IoT world.

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Gould

Jonathan Gould

CTO, Founder, K4Connect
Jonathan Gould is the co-founder and CTO of K4Connect, a company that creates solutions that serve and empower older adults and individuals living with disabilities, enhancing lives by integrating the latest in smart technologies into a single responsive system. Jonathan leads a... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

11:15am

From Science Fair to Business Value: The 2017 Edition
Limited Capacity seats available

The IoT has moved from an engineering experiment to an integral aspect of creating differentiated business value.  But since the last IoT Fuse, OST has seen a number of organizations take a cool idea or an inventive concept and have it die due to a lack of understanding about how to take the concept to market and how the company needs to be reoriented around the new service that IoT can provide.  In this session OST will present the learnings from the last year from industry research and our practice for how organizations need to evolve to wring the value out of IoT ideas.  This will include insights about how we create new business models from data services, as well as how we engineer the digital experience and product experience in unison.  This is hard stuff technically and organizationally but is necessary in order to move the project idea to a point of economic sustainability.  Or would you rather have your IoT idea become a DOA idea?

Speakers
avatar for Jim VanderMey

Jim VanderMey

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, OST
Jim VanderMey is the Chief Innovation Officer for OST. Jim has provided the technical leadership and product strategic planning for the organization since the very beginning. Jim is a technology visionary who sets the long and short-term direction for OST. He specializes in seein... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

11:15am

Restaurants and IoT: A Guided Tour of Emerging Applications for IoT Technologies in Restaurants
Limited Capacity seats available

There are numerous emerging applications for retail, restaurants and IoT. We will briefly overview the most significant, then focus on customer-facing technologies that directly impact revenues and profitability, and at the same time create customer engagement.  We'll talk about detecting, predicting and handling traffic volumes in the store or in the drive-thru, demographic impacts, and even the impact of external events. Using sensors and big data with machine learning and analytics; interacting with digital menu displays as well as other technologies in the hands of consumers, in the store, and in the cloud. 

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Gehman

Chuck Gehman

Vice President of Product Management, WAND Corporation
The business of making things simple can be quite complicated. It is incredibly important because simplicity is the first thing users notice beyond basic attractiveness when they start using a new interface. It is often the key difference between the leading product and the rest... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:15am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

11:40am

Prototyping! Be Strategic and Intentional. [IoTHackDay2016 Winner]
Limited Capacity seats available

Prototyping! Be Strategic and Intentional. Eric was one of the winners of IoTHackDay 2016, with his fascinating 3D shaving improvement innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Nyaribo, P.E.

Eric Nyaribo, P.E.

Design Engineer, 3M
Eric is a Minnesota Licensed Professional Engineer (PE), Industrial Design & Technology enthusiast, maker and a tinkerer who is passionate about Prototyping as an effective way to explore the future by thinking to do and doing to think. Eric is a Design Engineer for an Automotive... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 11:40am - 12:00pm
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

1:00pm

IoT For Businesses: Incremental or Transformational?
Limited Capacity seats available

IoT is shifting from hype to reality through numerous companies' ad hoc, fragmented steps forward.  Businesses across a number of industries are taking either offensive or defensive postures when it comes to IoT.  Approaches vary widely, based on the application use case, vertical industry structure and new or changing regulations.  In this session, veteran entrepreneurial executive Jeff Liebl will spell out the for main business drivers that are propelling companies' efforts around IoT, and the new spaces in the value chain IoT creates for those willing and brave enough to go "all in".

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl

President, IoT Group, Anaren, Inc.
Jeff is a strategic marketing and general management executive (sales, business development and product management) with broad domestic and international experience in high tech fields of enterprise hardware, software / Cloud SaaS, telecom and predictive analytics services. Most... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:20pm
MCC Room 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

1:00pm

Accelerating IoT Development
Limited Capacity filling up

How can you develop an IoT product or add connectivity to an existing product as quickly as possible for maximum return on investment? What are the common stumbling blocks and how can you avoid them? Digi Wireless Design Services RF Hardware Engineering Manager Kyle Sporre will present guidelines to success in the IoT world. Kyle will discuss important design considerations and trade-offs, strategies for speeding up development in order to start collecting revenue sooner, and technical pitfalls that can be avoided.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Jester

Steve Jester

Sr. Director Engineer, Digi International
Steve Jester is the Senior Director of Engineering for Digi International’s Wireless Design Services team. Over his 24 year career serving as a leader and an engineer, Steve has worked with many engineering teams designing medical, industrial and commercial products, including... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Sporre

Kyle Sporre

RF/Hardware Engineering Manager at Digi Wireless Design Services, Digi International
Kyle Sporre is the Manager of RF and Hardware Engineering at Digi International Wireless Design Services. Kyle and his team provide consulting and full product design services, and enjoy solving unique IoT challenges for external clients on a regular basis. Kyle has worked in wireless product development for over 15 years. In addition to his experience at Digi, he has developed MICS-band telemetry for Medtronic, 802.11... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

1:00pm

Apache Mynewt: Open Source OS for Embedded Systems
Limited Capacity seats available

Apache Mynewt is a community-driven, permissively licensed open source initiative for developing an OS for resource-constrained IoT devices based on 32-bit microcontrollers. With a small, pre-emptive RTOS at the core and an extensive set of modules for connectivity (including the world’s first fully open source Bluetooth Low Energy 4.2 controller and host), file systems, power and performance management options and more, it is an optimized yet highly flexible OS for constrained devices. To help product designers focus on application development, it comes with Newt, a smart package dependency and build management tool that brings GPM-like (Go Package Manager) ease-of-use to embedded systems development. To offer product developers a greater choice of hardware and deployment options, Apache Mynewt is built for easy portability to different MCU architectures and standards-based interoperability with other systems. And finally, by offering features such as secure bootloader, instrumentation for stats and logs, OIC 1.1 (Open Interconnect Consortium) support etc., it simplifies going from prototype to production while ensuring that minimal technical debt is incurred.

Speakers
avatar for Aditi Hilbert

Aditi Hilbert

Head of Product, Runtime
Aditi heads Product Management at Runtime which provides cloud-based IoT device management and secure solutions for consumer, commercial, and industrial IoT applications. She participates in multiple open source projects including Apache Mynewt incubating at the Apache Software F... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

1:00pm

Building the Intelligence of Things
Limited Capacity seats available

It is predicted that 30 billion, 50 billion, or even 70 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices will be connected by 2020. Along with the devices and sensors connected to the internet are massive amounts of data. What will we do with this data? One way to make use of the data and obtain insights is through artificial intelligence (AI). Artificial intelligence has become a key factor in the success of IoT solutions.

This presentation examines why IoT and AI are a match made in the cloud. We will focus on the opportunities in IoT, and how AI can enhance devices and services to make the Internet of Things smarter. We will also walk through a demo of a smart home solution integrated with craft ai, an AI-as-service platform.

Speakers
avatar for Jeanine Jue

Jeanine Jue

Head of Developer Evangelism, Samsung ARTIK Cloud
Jeanine Jue is the Head of Developer Evangelism at Samsung ARTIK Cloud for IoT. Jeanine holds a Master's Degree in Computer Science from Boston University and a Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity. Jeanine has more than 17 years of engineering experience in the government and s... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

1:00pm

FPGAs on The Edge: Some Things Are Better Left to Hardware.
Limited Capacity seats available

As the number of Things creating or consuming data grows at an exponential rate, the processing demands at the IoT Edge will need to scale accordingly.

While microcontrollers and small embedded processors are a fitting solution for most current usage models, we are fast approaching a time when the performance benefits of custom hardware will be both necessary and desired for many applications.

Enter, FPGAs.

This talk opens the conversation about the role FPGAs can play in the IoT. Focusing primarily on the IoT Edge, the presentation will cover scenarios where FPGAs provide improved performance and a better overall solution than microcontrollers.

Illustrations will be provided through demos using the XLR8 development board. XLR8 is an FPGA powered Arduino clone that integrates an 8-bit AVR compatible microcontroller in the FPGA. It is tightly coupled to custom offload and accelerator engines on the programmable FGPA fabric.

The presentation will also address the mystique that surrounds FPGA design and how products like XLR8 or growing number of other SoC-based FPGAs can minimize the perceived barrier of entry to using FPGAs for IoT solutions.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Pecor

Jason Pecor

VP of Business Development, Alorium Technology
Jason Pecor | Product Manager, Alorium Technology | | Jason Pecor is responsible for product management, marketing, and business development at Alorium Technology, the company that developed XLR8, and at Superion Technology, an ASIC and FPGA design company in Eau Claire, W... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

1:00pm

Running C# On My Table Saw
Limited Capacity seats available

Since the release of the Raspberry Pi 2 and Windows 10 IOT Core, .NET development on embedded devices has become more approachable, and the Raspberry Pi 3 brings added features and performance to your .NET code. This presentation will step you through getting started with the Raspberry Pi 3, interfacing with switches, LEDs, and stepper motors, and hosting an onboard web server with C#. You’ll leave with some knowledge and inspiration for working with the Raspberry Pi, and you’ll see how it all came together to build a robotic table saw jig for my garage-based wood shop.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Brandt

Ben Brandt

Software Developer, Metal-Matic, Inc
Ben is a full stack enterprise .NET developer building internal applications for a manufacturing company in Minneapolis, MN. Educated as a Manufacturing Engineer, he enjoys bringing a software-based approach to problem solving in the manufacturing space. By day he develops applic... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

1:00pm

Computer Vision Sensing
Limited Capacity seats available

The ultimate goal for Home automation is, "automation."  So pulling out one's phone to do everything is unacceptable - we want our houses to respond to our families, our movements, and our actions.

Learn about how the eyeSight platform allows recognition, emotion and context.

Speakers
avatar for Rony Greenberg

Rony Greenberg

VP Business Development, eyeSight Mobile Technologies
With over 25 years of experience in sales and business development management, Rony is responsible for corporate strategy and identifying business development opportunities, including partnerships and customer relations for eyeSight.  Rony most recently served as the EVP of Sales... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

1:00pm

Smart Cities, Counties, Societies Panel
Limited Capacity seats available

Moderators
avatar for Massoud Amin

Massoud Amin

University of Minnesota, Director/Endowed Chair/Professor
Prof. Massoud Amin is the Director of the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI), holds the Honeywell/H.W. Sweatt Chair, is a professor of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and a University Distinguished Teaching Professor Award Recipient at the University of Minnesota... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Otto Doll

Otto Doll

CIO, City of Minneapolis
Otto Doll is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the City of Minneapolis.  Doll served as the CIO for the State of South Dakota for 14 years. As CIO, Doll leads the City's Business Information Services (BIS) department, which coordinates the City's technology needs by helping City departments leverage technology to improve the way they operate and provide services to residents... Read More →
avatar for Jerry Driessen

Jerry Driessen

CIO, Hennepin County
Jerry Driessen is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for Hennepin County, having been appointed to the role in May 2015. Mr. Driessen is responsible for leading the county’s technology strategy and managing the IT department as well as overseeing the IT community throughout all the lines of business. His initiatives include improving service delivery through embracing effective and efficient use of technology; creating business models for delivering new services; promoting online development opportunities to increase self-service capabilities; and leading strategic initiatives to transform the technology department to be flexible, adaptable and responsive to customer needs. Mr. Driessen has served Hennepin County for 15 years and has held multiple roles with both business and technology emphasis for the county. Before his appointment as CIO, he was the Director of Business Information for Hennepin County Public Safety. Mr. Driessen was also an IT division manager in charge of strategic information technology initiatives, which included the... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 1:00pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

1:25pm

The Odd Couple: Aligning Design & Development to Create a Successful IoT Product
Limited Capacity seats available

We all know there isn’t one discipline that can deliver an IoT product experience alone. If we all set sights on the problem at hand, teams will want to be a part of the success. Come listen to our story on how we have taken the inherent tension between design and development, leveraging their strengths to build a cohesive product team. If you weren’t sure in the past how to pull it together, you will walk away with practical tools for making integrated teams succeed in driving the vision, delivering to expectations and supporting the future.
 

Speakers
avatar for Christy Ennis-Kloote

Christy Ennis-Kloote

Director of Experience Design, Visualhero/OST
Christy is a Director of User Experience at Visualhero. She is an eternal optimist with a high capacity for details. Her background in Industrial Design, drives her to seek out users’ needs and answer them in the execution of the product. | Ennis-Kloote uses her passion for sharing with community as the local leader for IxDA Grand Rapids and as Co-Founder of Ladies that UX Grand Rapids. Ennis-Kloote was recently an Adjunct Instructor at Kendall College of Art and Design teaching concepts and methodologies of user experience design through various digital formats such as mobile phone or desktop applications. | She is always willing to meet new people, learn about new approaches and ways to enable better experiences. Also see her about @LTUXGR and... Read More →
avatar for Aaron Kamphuis

Aaron Kamphuis

Practice Manager - Data Analytics and IoT, Open Systems Technologies
Aaron Kamphuis has spent 20+ years in data analytics, application development, cloud architectures and software testing with a background leading development teams in the use of cutting-edge technologies to satisfy unique business/end user requirements. | Aaron spent several ye... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 1:25pm - 1:45pm
MCC Room 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

2:15pm

Lucy in the Sky with DevOps
Limited Capacity seats available

Using Resin.io and CircleCI to build, test, deploy and monitor your IoT Fleet. - In recent years, DevOps has become one of the hottest topics in the software engineering world, helping provide a well defined structure around the build, test and deployment of software applications. As the IoT emerges and more device-specific applications are being written and deployed, the DevOps infrastructure faces new challenges - ranging from deployment security to fleet management. In this discussion, we will be taking a walk through these challenges and presenting a stack that faces them head-on with CircleCI and Resin.io.

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Moore

Ryan Moore

Director of Software Solutions, Excelion Partners
Ryan graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Electrical Engineering and an emphasis in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence. With over 15 years in consulting, Ryan has a wide-range of experiences as a Software Architect, working in both startups and Fo... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

2:15pm

Playing Simon Says With High Pressure Valves
Limited Capacity seats available

TBA

Speakers
avatar for Will Charlton

Will Charlton

Embedded Systems Engineer, Exosite / Soundscout
Will is an Embedded Systems Engineer at Exosite and Soundscout. He is a tenacious individual and is multifaceted in his interests. He has a passion for music, theater, and electronics and has led him to a successful career that is a synergistic blend of these interests. It is not... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

2:15pm

Sensors in the Environment
Limited Capacity filling up

TBD

Speakers
avatar for Pete Marchetto

Pete Marchetto

Assistant Professor, UMN Department of Bioproducts and Biosystems Engineering
Peter's research is focused on how to get data from the natural environment out of the field and into a form that can be used to make decisions. I make sensors and sensing systems that can be deployed statically, or dynamically on rovers or UAVs, which can be used to check anythi... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

2:15pm

Driving Digital Transformation and Business Agility through IoT Connected Customer Journeys
Limited Capacity seats available

The age of the connected data-driven consumer relationship is here. Internet of Things is fundamentally redefining customer intimacy and brand affinity, changing how we compete for customer attention, and even how we operate our businesses. Learn how IoT, mobile, social, commerce, physical, and smart product customer interactions are converging to deliver compelling new customer experiences and laying the groundwork for a whole new business reality. See the technologies and platforms that make this happen and understand how businesses are utilizing connected customer journeys for their own digital transformation.

Speakers
avatar for Jen Nowlin

Jen Nowlin

Principal, Accredent
Jennifer is a Principal at Minneapolis-based Accredent. She is a 20 year M2M and IoT industry veteran and expert in both the business and technology of IoT. Working across the complete IoT value chain over a wide range of use cases with hundreds of companies, she has successfully... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

2:15pm

Five Years of Smart Home and Now What?
Limited Capacity seats available

In the last five years smart home technology went from a hobby for tech enthusiasts to the most wanted Holiday gift. Get the perspective on how we got here and what comes next from perhaps the most influential Buyer of Connected Home Products in the Nation.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Frayman

Ben Frayman

Sr. Merchant, Best Buy
Ben Frayman is the Sr. Merchant for Smart Home at Best Buy, the world's largest consumer electronics retailer. He has spent nearly 5 years leading the Smart Home category. In this time, Ben has partnered with startups and tech giants to bring the latest Smart Home products to mar... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

2:15pm

If You Knew The State Of Everything and Had Unlimited Ability To Reason On That Data, What Problems Would You Solve?
Limited Capacity seats available

At Amazon, we work from the customer back in all the things we do.  Customers don’t buy IoT, they are looking for solutions to problems.  Join Mark Relph from Amazon Web Services and Ari Silkey from Amazon as we explore how we are helping customers build innovative IoT solutions.  We will explore the technology and cloud services we offer IoT developers.  We will show some of the awesome IoT applications built by our customers and how our partner ecosystem is building solutions on our IoT services.  We will outline how we are bringing the power of cloud to edge devices, enabling AI and machine learning applications and conversational experiences.  Finally, we will talk about some of the innovations happening inside Amazon itself.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Relph

Mark Relph

Head Of BD - IoT, Mobile & Emerging Technology, Amazon Web Services
My 20 year career in technology has let me experience a lot including developer evangelism, marketing, sales, business development, product management and executive leadership. Currently, I am responsible for Global Business Development for IoT, Mobile and Serverless Computing fo... Read More →
avatar for Ari Silkey

Ari Silkey

Amazon, GM & Executive Lead MSP Office
A veteran speaker at IoTFuse, Ari Silkey is now heading up the new Development Center for Amazon in Minneapolis. Over the course of his career, Ari has led the successful development and launch of over 100 products. He has more than 15 years of product development experience in... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

2:15pm

IoT Executive Panel: Making The Business Case

This executive panel will explore the strategies and tactics for building a business case for your IoT initiative and explore the challenges that await you at every turn. Whether you are selling your IoT idea in a large multi-national or trying to obtain angel funding for your new IoT start-up, you have to show how your Internet of Things program will produce hard-dollar ROI and the plan to deliver it quickly. The outcome of this session is to prepare you for the challenges to come and help you get over existing hurdles in your IoT journey.

Moderators
avatar for Jake Trippel

Jake Trippel

Strategist/Consultant, Open Systems Technologies
Jake is a Business Transformation Services Strategy Consultant at Open Systems Technologies. | | OST is not your average IT and Marketing services company. They are the sharpest minds in the industry with a wide breadth of expertise, a proven track record of big picture thinking among the biggest corporate players, and above all... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Shane Fazzio

Shane Fazzio

Director, Product Management, IoT Platforms, Honeywell
Shane Fazzio is Director, Product Management, IoT & Analytics Platforms at Honeywell. In this capacity he works to develop a full-stack IoT platform that provides the infrastructure enabling connected offerings across Honeywell’s businesses. He has held previous roles in distribu... Read More →
avatar for Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl

President, IoT Group, Anaren, Inc.
Jeff is a strategic marketing and general management executive (sales, business development and product management) with broad domestic and international experience in high tech fields of enterprise hardware, software / Cloud SaaS, telecom and predictive analytics services. Most... Read More →
avatar for Andy Van Solkema

Andy Van Solkema

Chief Designer, Visualhero Design/OST
Andy Van Solkema is Chief Designer at Open Systems Technologies. As Chief Designer he is responsible for the practice, vision and integration of design services while infusing human-centered design expertise with OST’s strong technology experience. Andy also is founder of Visualhero, a midwestern based experience design studio, where he practices on strategic projects as a Principal Designer. Visualhero, the official design studio of OST, offers a systems approach to creative problem solving by helping organizations take insights and ideas to... Read More →
avatar for Jim VanderMey

Jim VanderMey

Co-Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, OST
Jim VanderMey is the Chief Innovation Officer for OST. Jim has provided the technical leadership and product strategic planning for the organization since the very beginning. Jim is a technology visionary who sets the long and short-term direction for OST. He specializes in seein... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

2:15pm

Machines Can’t Call in Sick
Limited Capacity seats available

Realizing the potential of the Industrial IoT is complicated, specific and application-driven . The headlines about data driven decisions and revenue generation contributing to a lean manufacturing’s next level often lead to information overload, resulting in delays to implementing technology. An operation cannot wait for a BIG data set to magically appear to begin to realize the efficiency gains. For the majority of process plants and manufacturing operations, the actionable data resides within the walls of the plant itself. This session will chronicle a condition monitoring application that puts data in the hands of the people who need to make informed decisions with serious implications to the health and safety of an operation. Connecting machinery condition data to the IIoT via self-contained, battery powered sensing systems could not be easier. Reliability experts and engineers will provide illustrative examples with rotating machinery (pumps, fans, motors) and bearing fault detection leveraging vibration and waveform expertise.

Speakers
avatar for David T. Anderson

David T. Anderson

Senior Program Manager, Internet Connected Products, ATEK Access Technologies
David T. Anderson is the Senior Program Manager for Internet of Connected Products at ATEK Access Technologies.  The 10 years Dave has spent developing remote monitoring and internet connected products coupled with 20 years in the industrial instrumentation market have been combined at ATEK to define and field solutions for customers with light industrial monitoring... Read More →
avatar for Craig Truempi

Craig Truempi

Consultant, Craig Truempi Consulting
Craig Truempi is an independent maintenance and reliability consultant, as well as, board member of the Upper Midwest Chapter of the Vibration Institute. Craig has been involved in a diverse range or reliability projects including condition monitoring, troubleshooting, analysis, and equipment upgrades of rotating equipment, pipe vibration, control systems, as well as, data integration to business and maintenance... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 2:15pm - 3:00pm
MCC Room 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

3:30pm

Creative Technology for Building Empathy in Vulnerable Communities
Limited Capacity seats available

How may be build empathy and support vulnerable communities by using storytelling, place-making, and unexpected positive social experiences in public art with creative technology at the core? Artist and Art Historian, Paige Dansinger explores vulnerable voices in museums, archives and World Heritage Sites. Based on the “Power of Vulnerability” TED Talk, and book by Brené Brown, which inspired Museum Computer Network panel, organized by Trish Oxford, on Vulnerability in Museums (2016), Paige Dansinger will present work on this topic, especially the role of how the Internet of Things may better support vulnerable communities, create space for new voices, and be agile enough to respond to and prevent potential crisis by creating sustainable strategies in social participatory public art and cultural experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Dansinger

Paige Dansinger

Founding Director/CEO, Better World Museum
Paige Dansinger creates traditional and digital artworks which reanimate the history of art. Creating the prototype #DrawArt mobile application in 2012, she established herself as a specialist in developing digital engagement experiences in museums and social media with MuseumDraw. Paige is also the Founding Director of Better World Museum, (formerly Minneapolis Center for Digital Art... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Paige Dansinger

Paige Dansinger

Founding Director/CEO, Better World Museum
Paige Dansinger creates traditional and digital artworks which reanimate the history of art. Creating the prototype #DrawArt mobile application in 2012, she established herself as a specialist in developing digital engagement experiences in museums and social media with MuseumDraw. Paige is also the Founding Director of Better World Museum, (formerly Minneapolis Center for Digital Art... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

3:30pm

Framing Your Competition in a Digital World
Limited Capacity seats available

Digital products are in the process of disrupting nearly every market, from fast-moving consumer goods, commodities, healthcare, industrial and even global governments and utilities. This stunning degree of change creates opportunities for product differentiation and value-added service offerings. But at the same time, the digital world has completely altered the competitive landscape. In five years, your toughest competition will likely come from a market player you’ve never heard of - or who doesn’t even exist today.
The landscape may be new, but the tools we need to navigate it are not. In this session, we will deconstruct the three-part value proposition for IoT products and services, giving you a repeatable process outflank competition and deliver lasting value.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Voiovich

Jason Voiovich

Founder, Vojvdec & Sigma
Jason Voiovich is the founder of Vojvdec & Sigma, a consultancy offering  Virtual (Fractional) CMO services for B2B organizations in the most challenging markets who need affordable help to create and execute a winning marketing plan to deliver a 10x ROI. He has invested the pri... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
MCC Room 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

3:30pm

NightWare: Transformative Research on the Human Body
Limited Capacity seats available

As we foray into a future teeming with wearable devices, the potential for subject-level research explodes. A research-minded developer can harness the power of these data for institutional gains, whether it be for a university lab or a company’s R&D department. As the developer of the PTSD smartwatch application, NightWare, I discuss how one can convince people into signing away their privacy to promote transformative research. You’ll leave learning something about machine learning, cool apps, research question development, and a cheeky computer science Ph.D. student’s quest to graduate while saving the world from black boxes.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Skluzacek

Tyler Skluzacek

Founder, NightWare
Tyler Skluzacek is the founder of NightWare Inc--a tech startup specializing in sleeping solutions via smartwatch applications. NightWare's predecessor, myBivy, was founded in 2015 as the winning HackDC hackathon project. The centerpieces of NightWare are its algorithms: supervi... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 3:50pm
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

3:30pm

Architectural Design, Hackathons, & Creating New Devices in the Microsoft Technology Center Advanced Maker Lab
Limited Capacity filling up

IoT Data is skyrocketing with the explosion in connected products and spaces, resulting in greater volumes of data gathered and managed every day.  A well-planned data journey from sensor to application is critical for the survival of your IoT development in this era of disruptive digital transformation. As with any journey, the path can be very different and difficult, depending on your vision.  
Helping you achieve your IoT vision is the mission of the Microsoft Technology Center (MTC) in Minneapolis.  From Architectural Design and Hackathons, to creating new devices in our Advanced Maker Lab, the MTC is here to partner with you on your digital transformation journey.  By leveraging our managed suite of comprehensive and modular technologies, Azure IoT, the MTC empowers IoT innovation with Enterprise-level capabilities for everyone!
During this session, we’ll look at the cool, new IoT tools available at the MTC, dive through an IoT Data journey using Azure IoT and illustrate just how easy Enterprise-grade innovation can be!

Speakers
avatar for Jon Coons

Jon Coons

Global Blackbelt - IoT Solution Professional, Microsoft
Jon Coons is a Microsoft IoT Global Black Belt, and has a colorful background, working across many different industries. Jon has inspired, interfaced with and integrated every aspect of the IoT value chain – from chip to cloud. With deep expertise in selling, collaboration, archi... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

3:30pm

High Speed Transfer for IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Frontrunning refers to the practice of dealing on information before others have had the opportunity to act on it. Is it possible to front-run the your network?  The internet? Take a look inside one the most innovative networking technologies available today, FASP — the Fast Adaptive Secure Protocol, an alternative to TCP — and find out if the strategies it uses to accelerate data transfer can be used in your own application and network designs.  Consider the critical need to focus on network distances and latencies with respect to large data and number of devices vying to fit in a very small time quanta. Explore multiple paths for getting ahead of your data, including the way you handle data management and packaging, leveraging compute power at your endpoints, and making the most of the network resources available to you. 

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Hansen

Joseph Hansen

Sr. Systems Engineer/Technology Evangelist, Aspera, an IBM Company
What happens when you need a constrained resource to support growing demand? Joseph has been fascinated by the answer to that and other optimization related problems for most of his career, with the opportunity to examine the answer from technical and business standpoints. As a Systems Engineer with Aspera, Joseph gets the opportunity to help people answer that question about their network bandwidth, and ultimately, their... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 3

3:30pm

Open Fog Consortium
Limited Capacity seats available

https://www.openfogconsortium.org/

The growth in IoT is explosive, impressive – and unsustainable under current architectural approaches. Many IoT deployments face challenges related to latency, network bandwidth, reliability and security, which cannot be addressed in cloud-only models.  Fog computing adds a hierarchy of elements between the cloud and endpoint devices, and between devices and gateways, to meet these challenges in a high performance, open and interoperable way. 

Speakers
avatar for Sam Bhattarai

Sam Bhattarai

Office of the CTO, Toshiba, Open Fog
Sam is in the Office of the CTO at Toshiba. He is an accomplished technical business professional with over 25 years of progressive success and experience in technology Industrial Internet of Things to Compute & Data Storage & Security Industry spanning leadership roles in strate... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

3:30pm

IoT Strategy Round Table Discussion
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Ashis Bhattacharya

Ashis Bhattacharya

Vice President, Strategic Planning & Development, Winnebago Industries Inc
Ashis is Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development at Winnebago Industries, the leading RV company. He is based in Minneapolis and is responsible for strategic planning, business development and acquisitions. He brings his customer-centric, data-driven approach... Read More →
avatar for John Hogue

John Hogue

Senior Data Scientist, General Mills / Social Data Science
John Hogue has a BS. in Mathematics & Economics from the UMN and a Masters in Software Engineering from St. Thomas.  Throughout his career, John has served various roles as a data scientist, including as an intern for Ping An Insurance in China, and flagship companies here in Mi... Read More →
avatar for Kent Strand

Kent Strand

Managing Partner, Accredent
Kent Strand is the Managing Partner and founder of Accredent, an eight year old specialist in connected data-driven strategy, M&A, innovation, monetization and transformation. Kent serves as an industry thought leader, leads the firm’s principals and their teams, and leads Accr... Read More →


Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 4

3:30pm

IoT To Enable Safer, Smarter Kitchens
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will be about how Restaurant Technologies uses IoT to create safer, smarter kitchens.  Restaurant Technologies’ focus is on using technology to improve safety and quality in kitchens.  From making sure restaurants have the cooking oil they need, to assuring that the fries are just the right quality, to reducing the fire risk in a restaurant, IoT plays a key role in these areas.  Additionally, Bruce Atkinson will talk about how Restaurant Technologies uses IoT in their delivery and service fleets with both custom applications and fleet telematics to gain accuracy and efficiency.  You will hear about the challenges from over the last 15 years or so gathering data from kitchens, what Restaurant Technologies is looking at for the future, and the economics around their IoT platform.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Atkinson

Bruce Atkinson

CIO, Restaurant Technologies
Bruce Atkinson is the CIO for Restaurant Technologies, a leader in creating safer, smarter kitchens within the foodservice industry.  Since coming on board in 2015 Bruce has supported the company’s high growth rate with innovation and a practical, hands on approach to technology... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 3:30pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 2

3:55pm

Conference Tracker & BeerTV
The RFID Conference Tracker and Beer TV are a couple of products developed through The Nerdery's Innovation Lab using Particle's Photon.  The Conference Tracker was created to start solving the problem of who goes where, what was popular and which talks didn’t have enough space.  By counting people and organizing them into trackable groups, we could provide valuable information to the organizers.  Beer TV is system The Nerdery created to monitor our beer taps using flow meters to track the flow of beer through the system and provide real time keg levels and analytics.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Burden

Stuart Burden

Senior Software Engineer, The Nerdery
Stuart Burden is a Senior Software Engineer at The Nerdery. He has over 17 years experience with building enterprise software applications on the Microsoft stack and in his spare time enjoys discovering fun things to build with microcontrollers.


Friday April 21, 2017 3:55pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:55pm

Getting Started with the Particle Photon and NodeJs
Mike Elliot was one of the winners of the IoTFuse Hack Day in 2016.

Getting Started with the Particle Photon and NodeJs

Speakers
avatar for Mike Elliott

Mike Elliott

Software Developer, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Mike Elliott is a Minneapolis-based software engineer and entrepreneur working on web, mobile, desktop and IoT solutions.


Friday April 21, 2017 3:55pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

3:55pm

Creating and Spreading Art With IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Six months ago we launched a Kickstarter with hopes of reaching into people's hearts, minds, and homes. The campaign for our kinetic art table, called “Sisyphus,” finished 30 days later having raised $1.9M. On one level, Sisyphus can be seen as kinetic sculpture. On another, it can be viewed as a media player whose “tracks” are not songs, but paths in sand. And yet another – as a connected device for the home, with both sensors and actuators. I will give an overview of the project – from its history as a large-scale museum piece, to the vital importance of a local makerspace in prototyping the home versions, to our current race toward full-scale production and shipping of 1500 tables, and finally to the development of our nascent web and mobile control app, with the goal of creating an online community of artists composing and sharing new content for Sisyphus to play.

Speakers
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Artist, CEO, Sisyphus Industries LLC
Left his internal medicine practice 25 years ago to devote himself to exploring motion control technology in art and education. He started teaching DIY CNC and robotics in science centers over 15 years ago, and has permanently installed large-scale, robotic sculptures in museums across the globe. Recently, he Kickstarted “Sisyphus - the Kinetic Art Table” (October, 2016), a connected device that plays "tracks" (paths in sand) organized in playlists. It remains the most funded campaign in Kickstarter's “Art” category to date... Read More →

Artists
avatar for Bruce Shapiro

Bruce Shapiro

Artist, CEO, Sisyphus Industries LLC
Left his internal medicine practice 25 years ago to devote himself to exploring motion control technology in art and education. He started teaching DIY CNC and robotics in science centers over 15 years ago, and has permanently installed large-scale, robotic sculptures in museums across the globe. Recently, he Kickstarted “Sisyphus - the Kinetic Art Table” (October, 2016), a connected device that plays "tracks" (paths in sand) organized in playlists. It remains the most funded campaign in Kickstarter's “Art” category to date... Read More →



Friday April 21, 2017 3:55pm - 4:15pm
MCC Room 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1

4:15pm

Farewell & Raffle
Limited Capacity seats available

Friday April 21, 2017 4:15pm - 5:00pm
MCC Room 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Technical Difficulty Level 1