Wednesday, November 8

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks

9:15 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.

Privacy and IP Issues with Internet of Things

What are the privacy and IP issues you need to consider for use of 3rd party platforms and IT vendors regarding internet of things? In this session, we will discuss the importance of IP and data ownership, privacy and data security and more.


Alan Friel, Partner, BakerHostetler

Melinda McLellan, Partner, BakerHostetler

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Lifecycle of an IoT Project

Developing applications and devices for IoT poses unique challenges. Before entering into an IoT project, companies must plan for their entire lifecycle, from design through end-of-life. Understanding the challenges that you may face at each stage of the lifecycle and how to address them is key to a successful IoT project.  During this session we will walk through the IoT project lifecycle from building, testing, deploying, and managing IoT applications and share tips to streamline and accelerate the development process.


Joe Nieto, Director of Delivery, Timbergrove


Steven Gerhardt, Partner & Co-Founder, SensorInsight

Chad Modad, Chief Innovation Officer, ChaiOne

Nitin Nagar, Principal Consultant & Resident IoT Fanatic, BHT Solutions, LLC

David Van Dorselaer, Director, Business Development, IoT Solutions, AT&T

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Why IoT Security is so Critical

Digitally connected devices are encroaching on every aspect of our lives, our homes, cars, offices, even our bodies. In fact, according to Gartner, we are headed to a world of 26 billion IoT devices by 2010. But with more connected devices comes more vulnerabilities, making the need to protect company IP, customer data and operational infrastructure more urgent than ever before. With IoT projects, if security is not prioritized the business opportunity will be undermined. In this session learn how to make security the core of the IoT value proposition, from integrating security into the deployment process to educating consumers and staff.


Thomas Norman, Global Security Technical Consultant, Ingram Micro


Paul Brager, Technical Product Security Leader, Digital Technology, BHGE (Baker Hughes, a GE Company)

Will Daugherty, Counsel, BakerHostetler

Kenneth Leach, MobileWorkspace and IoT Solutions Architect, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kenneth Lowe, Partner, QuantumIOT

11:35 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Build Value and Gain Insights in IoT with Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) is changing the landscape for enterprise and developers of IoT solutions. Instead of stand-alone, limited applications, augmented reality can be used to create a dynamic user experience.  During this session you will learn how enterprises can improve service, customer experiences, operations, and the engineering and manufacturing of products by incorporating augmented reality into their IoT strategy.


Carlos Barberena, Senior Partner Sales Manager, PTC

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.

Becoming Competent, Confident and Comfortable Creating Your IoT Strategy

Every new devices now seems to be “smart.” Commercial or consumer; factory, home, or street corner; equipment, machines, appliances, electronics, databases, and software are all now connected to the internet. Whether you now have, will soon have, or aren’t quite convinced you want to have smart devices, this session is designed to help you the decision-maker become competent, confident, and comfortable when creating or overseeing the creation of the IoT strategy for your enterprise, city, or country. Avrohom will focus on the three most important, and fastest-growing areas of IoT: smart homes, smart enterprises, and smart cities. He will share specific use cases from Israel, the US, Singapore, the UAE, and Germany to give you the actionable insights you need to chart the course for your organization.

Key takeaways:

  1. What the consumer (CIoT), industrial (IIoT), and government (GIoT) best practices are for IoT in Israel, the United States, and other countries around the world.
  2. How the most innovative global corporate and government leaders are using IoT to increase revenues, decrease costs, increase quality, increase efficiency, reduce waste, differentiate products, serve citizens, delight customers, reduce injuries, and yes, save lives.
  3. Why natural language messaging – for human to machine (H2M) and machine to human (M2H) communications – trumps both voice and separate apps.


Avrohom Gottheil, President, SimiPlex Technologies

1:50 p.m. - 2:35 p.m.

IoT Monetization: Leverage the Key Revenue Streams

Every company will have different monetization options available to it depending on its industry, market segments, product, technology and other variables. What is critical is aligning monetization around creating new value for your customers. In this session we will discuss ways to leverage IoT to better meet your customers’ needs, all while streamlining operations, reducing costs and increasing revenues.


Raj Rentala, Head of Marketing & IoT Business Unit, Techwave


Dennis Comis, CTO & Co-Founder, IPX Communications Corp.

Jon-Paul du Pont, Strategy Consultant and Solutions Architect, Flexera

Gaurav Khandelwal, CEO, ChaiOne

Andrew Petersman, IoT Solutions & Customer Success Leader, ARM

2:35 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

Propelling IoT: Emerging IoT Business Opportunities

Every year IoT brings new technologies to every aspect of our lives, both business and personal. But where are the business opportunities created by IoT? This session will examine the emerging IoT market including key IoT market drivers and barriers, forecast of IoT investments, industry verticals seeking IoT solutions, device growth and potential return on investment.


Chris Kemmerer, Manager, Operations,


Ali Asad Hasan, Global Sales, IoT Kinetic Platform, Cisco

Joel Gil, Strategic BU Manager – VIP IT Services Group, Wonderlich Malec Corporation

Rick Harlow, EVP & Head of Americas, Flutura Decision Sciences & Analytics

Hugh Hazelquist, Sales Director, National Accounts, ENTOUCH

3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Happy Hour and Networking