Wednesday, September 19

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Registration, Breakfast & Networking

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

Welcome Remarks


Jennifer Carl, Director, Software & Services Division Programs, SIIA

David Egts, Chief Technologist, Public Sector, Red Hat

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.


Christopher Wiech, Partner, BakerHostetler

9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

How IoT Drives Business Transformation

Companies that integrate IoT products and services see a number of benefits from the technology. The benefits go way beyond just enabling better data collection and business insights. IoT is seen as a driver of improvements across businesses. In this session we will discuss how organizations are using IoT to reduce risk, cut costs, create new revenue streams, improve employee productivity, enhance customer experience and more.


Peter Bourne, CEO, Bright Wolf, LLC

James Kirkland, Chief Architect, Transportation and IoT, Red Hat, Inc.

Adam Livesay, Chief Revenue Officer & Co-founder, Elevat.IOT

Eric Zoetmulder, VP, Product Strategy, Dude Solutions

10:30 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.

Networking Break

10:50 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.

Security Threats are Real with IoT

Digitally connected devices are encroaching on every aspect of our lives, our homes, cars, offices, even our bodies. 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. Even as people become more aware of security risks, and developers try to work harder to secure connections, in many cases security isn’t a consideration at all, or it’s only added at the end. 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.


Roger Dewey, CEO & Founder, Able Device

Robert Martin, SR Engineer.Information Security, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Michael Turner II, Wireless Security Engineer , CenturyLink

11:35 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Understanding the 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. The end-to-end vision and full understanding of the markets and technologies, as well as the hurdles, are also key. Many companies simply don’t know where to start, where to end and how to get from start to end. In this session we will discuss the challenges that you may face at each stage of the lifecycle and how to address them to deliver to a successful IoT project. 


Ratnesh Kumar, VP, IoT Solutions, Technosoft Engineering Inc.

Joydeep Misra, Vice President, Enterprise IoT Solutions, Bridgera LLC

Bobby Shkolnikov, Manager - IoT, Deloitte

12:20 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Networking Lunch

1:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Monetizing IoT- Let's Make Money!

The end game with IoT is to monetize the vast treasure troves of assets by enabling new revenue streams, reducing costs, or improving customer experience. Therefor an IoT monetization roadmap should be the top priority of any IoT initiative. But how do you do that? How do you align a monetization strategy around creating value for your customers, while driving revenue? In this session we will discuss how to identify, validate and prioritize the value provided and explore the various ways to monetize that value.


Sanjay Bettadpura, Director of Sales - IoT Solutions, Technosoft Engineering Inc.

Ryan Keefe, VP, Channel Sales, KORE Telematics

Ron Pascuzzi, SVP Sales & Marketing, Bridgera LLC

1:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Future of IoT: Role of Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning

The billions of smart devices coming to the internet of things is transforming homes, cities, lives and businesses. But they also create a number of headaches. In this session we will discuss the future of IoT technologies and how blockchain, together with artificial intelligence, machine learning, and virtual and augmented reality, will reshape the future of IoT.


Dr. Ajay Dholakia, Principal Engineer, Lenovo Data Center Group

Darren Legge, Watson IoT Solutions Specialist, IBM

Leah Lehman, Director, Analytical Solutions, SAS

2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Happy Hour