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Saturday, January 16th / 10am-6pm EDT
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“Learn IoT with the best” brings the world’s top Internet of Things developers to your living room!
Register now for the first Online Internet Of Things Conference and benefit from 1-to-1 mentoring sessions With The Best.
Join leading developers and some of the most esteemed experts in IoT for exclusive webinars on Machine 2 Machine / Wearables / Smart Cities / etc...

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12 conferences on IoT aimed towards developers focused on Machine2Machine and Machine Learning.

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A unique learning experience on a newly developed platform.

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Live video mentoring sessions with your favorite speakers.

20 minute exclusive coder-to-coder exchanges using the chat room and screen sharing functions.

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agenda

10:00 am
10:50 am
So you want to quit your dayjob to build a connected product?
Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino

Building a connected product at scale requires you to think about many different aspects of development, from developing the product itself (technically and design-wise), how to find out if it’s a product that people want, to how to market it, how to get funding and how to grow a team. Based on my experience of working as an entrepreneur and product designer in the internet of things for the last ten years this talk will save you time and money wasted in the early stages of product development so you can get on with it more quickly. The topics I’ll cover include: - Product development processes; - Technology choices; - Electronics design process; - Product Certification; - IP issues; - Funding options & engaging with investors; - Team growth or Partnership development; - Marketing techniques and pitfalls; - Logistics & distribution; - Pricing.

10:00 am
10:50 am
Smart Cities - Water Management.
Suniel Kumar

Water & Resource management is critical for smart cities implementation. Smart water & resource management involves design & implementation of systems that will monitor & control the storage, flow and distribution in a efficient manner. Various aspects of electronics - embedded systems - wireless technologies - protocols are key for designing the end nodes: - Right type of sensors: flow - pressure - level. - Microcontroller platforms - features - processing. - Wireless technologies - GPRS/GSM - Zigbee - BLE - WiFi. During this session, we will be touching upon on the technology options & design criteria for smart water & resource management. The concepts can be extended for further applications in supply chain, asset tracking, energy management.

11:00 am
11:50 am
Energy Harvesting for IoT.
Linda Drabik

As sensors and actuators are deployed in increasing numbers across greater distances, autonomous devices will become more ubiquitous. For systems that require longer life than a primary battery can deliver, Energy Harvesting offers a promising solution. Energy Harvesting (EH) is the process by which ambient energy is captured from one or more energy sources and stored for later use. It enables autonomous sensors or switches to perpetually run with little to no maintenance, eliminating the need for connection to an electric grid and overcoming limitations of a battery-only power source with limited energy storage. While the cost of buying and disposing batteries is a significant consideration, it’s the operational drain of maintenance that makes Energy Harvesting a particularly attractive solution for IoT.  During this session, we’ll explore energy harvesting solutions, including those that convert sources such as light, vibration, and heat into electricity (solar cells, piezoelectric devices, and thermoelectric generators). Key considerations for an energy harvesting terminal will be discussed, including optimal capacitor size. 

11:00 am
11:50 am
The API of Things, APIs, APIs all the way down.
Antonio Almeida

IoT presentations usually focus almost to the exclusion of everything else on hardware, missing out on the big picture. In fact what is called IoT should be called AoT, for API of Things. Since APIs are what enables to extract value from the abundance of cheap sensors and bridging devices. In this talk we'll set up a noise sensing system that will allow us to extract a noise profile for an office or factory environment end-to-end, i..e, from the sensor to the dashboard. We'll also delve into the necessary steps for taking this quick and cheap prototype -- under 30 EUR -- to an industrial strength solution, addressing end-to-end security and scalability.

12:00 pm
12:50 pm
Building a global crowdsourced IoT data network.
Wienke Giezeman

The Things Network is based on LORA (Long Range Radio), which provides an average of 10 kilometers a much greater range than WiFi, but unlike mobile Internet requires no subscription - and so is ideal for devices that always need connection, but do not use a lot of data. Wienke is on a mission to provide the world a free and open Internet of Things Network. The company crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in 6 weeks using a new technology named LoraWAN™. The technology allows for things to talk to the internet without 3G or WiFi. So no WiFi codes and no mobile subscriptions. It features low battery usage, long range and low bandwidth. Perfect for the internet of things. The Things Network is doing the same for the Internet of Things by creating abundant data connectivity. So applications and businesses can flourish: - New Data Connectivity Technologies, - Low Costs, - Crowdsourcing.

1:00 pm
1:50 pm
Internet of Things: a Reference Architecture Jungle Survival Map.
Alessandro Bassi

We all know that too many standards means no standard. So, why in the Reference Architecture field every Standardisation Institute or alliance is developing and/or promoting a different standard? The IoT_A project, funded by the European Commission, was the first attempt to try to give to this filed a Reference Model and a Reference Architecture, back in 2010-2013. However, since then, there has been a sequence of efforts in this field, from “de jure” (such as IEEE P2413 or ISO/IEC 30141) or “de facto” (such as the Industrial Internet Consortium). Considering as well that all major corporations are in most of these efforts, is there a need for all this replicated effort? Or actually, all these RA are complementary and referring to different aspects, so that only the title is the same for confusing non-esoteric people?  Therefore, the goal of the talk is to explore all different efforts and to see the convergence, the synergy or the conflict between different groups, and give the audience the tools for deciding which RA (if any) to choose for any specific IoT project they want to run.

1:00 pm
1:50 pm
Open Source IoT Data Platform with the wide range of device integration options.
Rafael Zubairov

Machine-to-machine communication related questions increased several times during the past years as well as the demand for solutions empowering an infrastructure. It led to a number of products capable to cover functionality growth. But the most common problem for building IoT solutions is to design all components effectively using those products. DeviceHive is an open source product. It allows everyone to build a functionally rich platform, where various open source solutions could be integrated together combining the force of wide variety analytical tools, reporting platforms, data collection and alerting products. The presentation will help you to solve easily the most popular issues appearing at the beginning of every IoT project. Start working on a new solution right now using DeviceHive.

2:00 pm
2:50 pm
Why we need to unite and why VSCP is a solution to a problem.
Ake Hedman

The world is «many», not «one», and it will always will be that way. Just as different cars drive on the same side of the road and adhere to the same rules, protocols and solutions in IoT and M2M must come to understandings that make them work beside each other and together. What we see today is efforts on standardizing the «roads» while we really need to standardize on how we «travel» on them. This is really no different then what HTML did for hypertext in the past and which made the world wide web a success.  To take an example a temperature sent from a device must always be understood by a receiving device to be useful for it, which means it's coding and its unit must be coded in a standard way. Obvious to us all maybe, but not something the IoT/M2M standardizing groups work with today. VSCP have solution for this and for device discovery, uniform configuration, self contained and serverless functionality, firmware updates and is free and open and will stay that way. It works equally well if communication is through a cable or over the air and it makes sure that the sender and the receiver understands each other.  In this talk I will pinpoint the problems and the trends and present one possible solution to the problem.

2:00 pm
2:50 pm
Scalable time series and stream processing for IoT applications.
Michael Hausenblas

The Mesosphere Datacenter Operating System (DCOS) is a new kind of operating system that spans all of the machines in your datacenter or cloud. It provides a highly elastic, and highly scalable way of deploying applications, services and big data infrastructure on shared resources. In the context of IoT apps oftentimes one needs to deal with time series data as well as some sort of stream processing. We will discuss data engineering topics (from representation to querying), cloud native execution environments and best practices around storing and processing time series data in a streaming context. Mesosphere helps to build and operate distributed applications in a scalable and elastic manner.

3:00 pm
3:50 pm
Disrupting the User Experience within the Smart Home ecosystem.
Simon Tchedikian

These days, an increasing number of innovative devices are launched to make home smarter. Smarter means energy saving, more comfortable, safer… While connected gadgets and wearables have already spread in the mass market, smart home devices expand at a slower pace. Smart homes will change our way of life, but there are some obstacles to overcome for them to widely spread. Having a smart home should be a seamless experience but, today, smart home devices do not meet customers’ expectations in terms of user experience. Sevenhugs has just launched the world’s first contextual remote control, the Smart Remote. Utilizing indoor localization technology and featuring a dynamic adaptation of display and control, the universal, family-friendly device allows users to interact with any smart device in the home by simply pointing and clicking – avoiding the multi-step process of nearly all smart home apps and management options on the market. During this session, we will focus on the UX challenges and solutions to improve the Smart Home experience.

3:00 pm
3:50 pm
Beyond Arduino, How to bootstrap your IoT project.
John Yeh

You’ve successfully made your Arduino Thing tweet out to the world. But now what? This talk will discuss various aspects of creating your Minimally Viable Product (MVP) without blowing your budget. In this talk I will cover the following topics: • Advantages and disadvantages of basing your project on Arduino. • When and how to transition your design onto Raspberry Pi, or custom embedded controller solution. • Pros and cons of FPGA based solution. • Low cost rapid development and debugging solution for the above. • Power budget analysis. • Overview of various popular communication protocols. • Where and how to source your communication IC/module. • How to layout your first PCB. Where to get it produced. Best practice to populate and debug your first PCB. • Enclosure design, CAD to parts. • Pros and Cons of offshore production. • Cost control.

4:00 pm
4:50 pm
Hardware design and development for wearables.
Jianling Weng

LINK™ The World’s First & Only Smart-Clasp™ technology: A watch is meant to be luxurious, fashionable and a form of self-expression. An image on the screen of a smartwatch will never replicate or replace the beauty and craftsmanship one sees on the face of a mechanical watch. However, in our digitally driven world, watches lack functionality and connectivity. Jianling will be discussing various design considerations for developers when engaging in hardware design and development for wearables. Talking points will include: - Graphic & GUI system display, - MCU and peripherals selection and performance consideration, - Power management solutions, - Mechanical structure and layout placement, - Chip packaging and high density circuitry design, HDI & SIP, - EMC, reliability, and production.

4:00 pm
4:50 pm
Enabling New Voice Experiences with Amazon Alexa and AWS Lambda.
David Isbitski

Alexa, the voice service that powers Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV, provides a set of built-in abilities, or skills, that enable customers to interact with devices in a more intuitive way using voice. Examples of these skills include the ability to play music, answer general questions, set an alarm or timer and more. We will also be taking a quick look at how the healthcare industry is integrating with the Alexa Skills Kit for new use cases. With the Alexa Skills Kit, you can easily build and add your own skills to Alexa. Customers can then access these new skills simply by asking Alexa a question or making a command. This workshop will be a walkthrough of the latest Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) and will teach you how to build your own skills for Alexa enabled devices, like the Amazon Echo. You will get hands on experience with an Amazon Echo device, the Alexa Skills Kit and AWS Lambda. You will also learn how to monitor your new skill using AWS CloudWatch and how to test your skill using both the Alexa Service Simulator, AWS Lambda Unit Tests and an Amazon Echo device.

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