The core challenges and the richest rewards in the manifestation of the Internet of Things will
come from addressing the convergence of the Information Technologies and Operational Technologies,
in the context of vast vertical markets such as Industrial Automation, Transportation, Energy,
Agriculture, Oil and Gas, and Building Automation. Information Technologies such as Cloud
Computing, Secure Networking, Wireless Mobile Networking, Data Management and Analytics, Remote
Management, can successfully meet the world of Operational Technologies such as Industrial
Deterministic Networking, Industrial Critical Control, Process Scheduling and Optimization, and Robotics.
is the founder and the Chief Technology Officer at Nebbiolo Technologies,
a young startup active in the domain of the Internet of Things, with particular focus on Industrial
Automation. He is also involved in consulting and advisory roles on IoT with a number of large
corporations and startups, as well as the incubation of new startups. Previously, Flavio was a
Cisco Fellow, Vice President, and the Head of the Advanced Architecture and Research
Organization at Cisco Systems, in San Jose, California. He was co-leading the vision and
technology direction for Cisco’s Internet of Things initiative. This broad, Cisco-wide
initiative encompasses major verticals, including Energy, Connected Vehicle and Transportation,
and Connected Cities. In this role, with the support of his team, he shaped a number of Research
and innovation efforts relating to mobility, security, communications acceleration, distributed
computing and data management.
Arnaud Mathieu, IBM
With the ubiquity of connectable sensors, I will show how to leverage
a Platform as a Service (PaaS) like Bluemix to turn data into Insights.
The Internet of Things (IoT) Service on Bluemix makes it easy to connect
quickly and securely various devices to share the data with high level
analytics services in real-time. From predictive maintenance to more
efficient operations, the Internet of Things can transform enterprises
and help to disrupt competitors.
Arnaud Mathieu is the Program Director, Internet of Things Development - IBM Analytics.
In his position, Mr. Mathieu oversees all the research and development work for IBM
MessageSight and the Internet of Things Foundation Service on Bluemix. Mr. Mathieu
has held various technical and management roles during his 18 years career at IBM.
Most recently, he was responsible for the Financial Services Solutions development
organization. Mr. Mathieu also worked with Tivoli earlier in his career. Mr.
Mathieu graduated from Ecole Centrale Paris (ECP) in Paris, France.
Satwant Singh and Thomas Watzka, Lattice Semiconductor
Contrary to conventional wisdom, a new breed of low-power, low-cost FPGAs have recently been
developed to enable mobile product developers to rapidly develop and deliver compelling
new products to the market. Success in these markets and applications requires ASIC-like
Power, Package technology and Price (PPP) – characteristics that have not, historically,
been associated with FPGA products. This presentation will provide insight into these
multi-dimensional challenges and describe opportunities for research and innovation that
offer the potential to enable new applications in the emerging mobile and wearable markets.
Satwant Singh has been involved in the FPGA industry for over 25 years,
starting with his graduate research related to the question, "What logic block would provide
the best performance for an FPGA?" at the University of Toronto, Canada. Currently,
as Director of Strategic Planning and Ecosystem at Lattice Semiconductor Corp., his
responsibilities include working with the industry partners to develop roadmaps and
standards for addressing the emerging and growing industries, like, mobile and IOT.
For example, at MIPI Alliance, he is the vice chair of the Sensor Working Group that is
developing the specifications for a new sensor interface, I3C/SenseWire, that would be
backwards compatible to the legacy I2C and, at the same time, will include improved features
for lower power, lower latency and higher throughput. In February 2014, he organized and moderated
a panel related to FPGAs in mobile at the 22nd ACM/SIGDA International Symposium on Field-Programmable
Gate Arrays (FPGAs), California. He holds over 25 patents.
Thomas Watzka is the Technical Mobile Solutions Manager at
Lattice Semiconductor. He has over 15 years of experience in developing embedded
products including 6 years at Lattice developing consumer mobile solutions with
the iCE family of mobile FPGA devices.
Steve Langridge, Huawei Canada Research Centre
Steve Langridge is the Director, R&D – Hardware Acceleration Platform for Huawei. Steve
started the Huawei Canada Research Centre in Toronto in early 2014. Previously, he
worked for IBM for 18 years across multiple careers ranging from building hardware to
software to data centers and cloud solutions. Steve is passionate about marrying
the worlds of HW & Software to create new platforms that will bring further insight into the human experience.