October 14-16, 2014
The Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF) Research and Innovation Symposium will showcase IoT related research. Experts from the different backgrounds and different regions of the world will gather to discuss how they envision the role of IoT in the future, how they approach innovation, and share research challenges and results. The symposium will focus on transportation and energy, key areas where IoT can change the life of every human being. You will hear keynotes and panel discussions from world renowned scholars, industry leaders, and top government officials about how they innovate in technologies, business models, and management.View Kristina M. Johnson's Presentation
Gaining business insights from data is top of mind for organizations today, but how do you do it? Cisco has a portfolio to help our customers adopt big data solutions, solve business problems using analytics, and harness the power of an intelligent infrastructure to provide a highly differentiated experience. In his session, Mike Flannagan will demystify big data and analytics and showcase how customers are benefiting in an IoT world.Watch Replay
From Smart Cities to connected factories, grids, trains, and security systems, IoT projects are blossoming around the globe. What is required for a successful deployment? Who are the key stakeholders? What are the barriers and the key enablers? This panel will explore what makes a successful IoT deployment that deliver business outcomes. They will share some best practices and lesson’s learned from their deployments.Watch Replay
Cisco and our partners will outline the plans and success for the mining company of the future as it is today. This is not just a vision, but will map together many of the current projects that have been completed into a single format for our mining and minerals customers.
The mining industry is at an inflection point, commodity prices are at an all-time low, but demand has not changed. How can and have successful resources companies been able to modernize their operations to respond to the market?
How have companies moved away from disparate systems into a single view of operations, thereby helping respond to changes in operations and changes in day-to-day planning in the resources market? We will also discuss the addition of many new technologies that embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of Everything (IoE) and how this can help with the preceding issues moving forward.View Presentation
Until recently, IT, operations technology, and consumer technology existed in relative autonomy from one another. The adoption of routable protocols and commercial software within the industrial operations technology networks has opened the door to many of the vulnerabilities known in corporate networks, as well as some specially created for operations technology environments. To defend these networks, convergence between IT and operations technology has become the trend. Now that the IoT is quickly connecting consumer technology to corporate and industrial networks across public and private networks, defending those networks raises new challenges to our accepted concepts of defensive strategies, security operations, incident response, and the skills our defenders need.Watch Replay
Traditional network, compute, application and data management architectures won’t support the critical volume and connectivity needs for The Internet of Things (IoT). New technical approaches along with new and revised standards are required. The IoT Reference Model is a decisive first step toward standardizing the concept and terminology surrounding the IoT. From physical devices and controllers at Level 1 to the collaboration and processes at Level 7, the IoT Reference Model sets out the functionalities and capabilities required and concerns that must be addressed to realize the value of the IoT.Watch Replay
Remember the dotcom bubble? It started with the emergence of the World Wide Web and ended with the collapse of many web-based companies that had reached excessive valuation. Along the way, this era generated massive innovation, economic growth, and wealth for a lucky few. It also restructured a number of industries, including telecommunications, retail, and entertainment. It built the foundation for the connected world we live in today. Companies such as Google and Facebook and the dominance of social media would not have been possible without the dotcom bubble. The smart grid has now been around for a few years and offers real possibility for sustainability-minded utilities but has yet to generate the level of innovation or economic activity of the dotcom era. Has it been more hot air than substance, and, more important, how can we drive more economic opportunities? What parallels can we draw from the dotcom era that can help us? This panel will provide three disparate viewpoints of the smart grid and where it is going.View Presentation
Manufacturers have historically worked with legacy systems and technologies that allow them to meet steady demand. The new reality of manufacturing dictates just-in-time supply chains, with high potential for disruption, and globally extended, rapidly changing customer demands. These changes require the agility and efficiency of a truly connected enterprise to stay globally competitive. Using IoT as an accelerator, real-life use cases are emerging that put cloud, mobility, and wireless technologies at the forefront of collaborative supply chains, demand-driven manufacturing, and improved productivity. The opportunity for critical information from both plant operators and original equipment manufacturers to be remotely monitored and rapidly implemented is a game changer for many industries. This session will include perspectives from companies that have defined use cases that enable new ways of addressing current and future challenges. The panelists will describe lessons learned from their journey and their vision moving forward.View Presentation
The world of future manufacturing is influenced by many aspects. Individualization of products and services will become more and more important. Cyber physical production systems will become self-intelligent and work together in a more flexible and efficient way. The digital twin embraces every part of the product lifecycle. In this environment the Web of Things and Services will play an important role.
But WoT is much more than sensors in the Web and Big Data. Vertical Industrial Applications even mission critical ones will use the Web. What does this mean for Quality of Service, Reliability, Security and Safety as well as for standardization? What is cyber and what is physical? Where do we stand today and what a necessary next steps? We will give an overview from an automation companies’ perspective.View Presentation
This panel will address why healthcare is an area of great opportunity for applying technology to address key challenges such as cost (18 percent of U.S. GDP is being spent on healthcare --higher than any other country) and waste (30 percent of healthcare spending today is wasted due to things not being connected). While the demand for healthcare services is going up due to aging, there is a growing shortage of doctors and nurses and changes in payment models, which means the status quo is not working.Watch Replay
Walk away with concrete examples of local government policies that can:
Local policies can delay smart city projects, increase their costs, and reduce their impact. But cities around the world have successfully implemented policy changes that accelerate progress. Hear best practices from those who have gone before. Additionally, get advice about procurement policies that avoid overpaying and vendor lock-in, key performance indicators to measure where you are and prove your progress, data privacy policies that can unleash open data while safeguarding citizens, and other proven policy ideas.Watch Replay
Standards are typically designed to support specific use cases related to a specific industry. IoT will require multiple applications and verticals to be supported by the same network, which presents a unique challenge. Standards will provide horizontal access across the business verticals. The IEEE-SA has done a study regarding IoT standards involving many of the leaders in the IOT space. The study covered the entire IOT spectrum, from communications technologies to embedded intelligence and beyond.
The first part of this session will include a high-level view of the study findings. The second part of the session will provide real-life examples of IoT applications across verticals and how standards designed for different verticals need to interoperate to deliver business value. It is important to take action now to avoid creating silos that will make bridging applications across different verticals challenging. You will come away with an understanding of the motivations and challenges created by this issue and why architecture is important to standards, as well as some solutions that can lead to interoperability across multiple standards and verticals.Watch Replay
This panel discussion will center around three ideal business outcomes as goals for IoT solutions in manufacturing:
1. Lot size of one: Individualized mass customization for revenue upside
2. Real-time supply chain: New, more flexible, high-velocity supply chains
3. Product safety recall avoidance: Proactive tracking, traceability, compliance, and early warning containment for risk and cost avoidance
For decades, these three ideal goals have served as targets for manufacturers. A set of challenges that address primary business imperatives for revenue upside; reduced costs of goods sold; and mitigated, minimized risks. What new capabilities are increasing what is possible versus the past? How is the IoT with real-time big data analytics transitioning these ideals to the realm of realistic, maybe even expected, outcomes?View Presentation
While the use of unlicensed mesh-radio technologies in the ISM band has become an increasingly more common way to establish a communications infrastructure to support Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) there are a number of aspects of these networks that warrant additional considerations and design requirements when they are used in Distribution Automation (DA) applications. As more and more IP-connected devices enter the energy industry, the focus will become centered on managing an Internet of Things (IoT) throughout the utility enterprise.
This presentation will focus on key business considerations and performance factors that are critical to support reliable, timely and secure utility distribution operations functions. The topics that will be covered will be based on case studies gathered from leading utilities and will include area such as:
• Economic considerations to build the business case,
• Network control, operations and management responsibility and convergence of OT and IT,
• Cyber-security requirements,
• Network performance functional requirements to meet DA applications,
• Field and Back-office systems design and integration challenges,
• Network Management and Operations Center needs, and
• Data management in the back office.
What does the Internet of Things mean for asset-intensive industries like Oil & Gas, Airlines, Mining, Construction, etc. where monitoring and optimizing usage of expensive assets can improve worker safety and operational excellence. This discussion explores how proactive monitoring and predictive maintenance of assets can result in major cost reduction, operational efficiencies, real-time insights into asset use, and improve products and services. With the Internet of Things, you can incorporate performance data into asset engineering, for smarter, more effective asset care. Learn how a large mining company leverages the Internet of Things using in-memory computing, predictive analytics and complex event processing to generate insights from sensors.View Presentation
Come to this panel event and learn about the “Power of Partnering” across IoT.
1. Expand Your Market Opportunity
2. Extend Your Partnering Relationships
3. Enable Your Innovation..!!
Hear how ecosystem partners are coming together to address needs in vertical markets such as Energy and Utilities, Manufacturing and Transport, as customers begin connecting smart devices to drive massive gains in efficiency and business growth. The panel guests will provide real life examples of how industry partnerships are bridging the gap between Information Technology (IT) and Operational Technology (OT) environments across many vertical lines of business.Watch Replay
IoT is real. It’s happening now. But it is just getting started.
What will it take to scale IoT solutions and the ecosystem to support it? Cisco SVP Rob Soderbery will showcase results from implementations Cisco is involved in and discuss what needs to happen to deliver the benefits of IoT on a mass scale.Watch Replay
Connected consumers and omnichannel shopping have changed how shoppers interact within the physical store. The human element is still an essential part of delivering the brand value, yet as consumers start the shopping journey outside the store and select self-service functions inside the store, what becomes the primary role of the store associate?
IOT is driving the use of actionable information at all levels in retail organization, combining supply chain, operations, marketing and loyalty platforms for true omnichannel retailing. Join this panel of retailers, technology experts and business service providers to learn how they are preparing to attract, retain and re-define the retail store associate of the future. Learn what is top of mind as Retail, one of the world’s largest employers, embraces the IoT transformation!View Presentation
After this session, participants will be able to articulate and advocate the need for pervasive automation, enabled by the Internet of Things (and the Internet of Everything), to improve operational excellence, increase return on capital employed, reduce risks, and reduce costs.
Market context: Recent dramatic growth in operational costs in oil and gas industry is driving significant interests to explore further potential of industrial automation across all parts of the industry’s value chain. The aging and retiring workforce trend requires companies to centralize limited expertise and seek unmanned and remote automated operations where possible. This also holds an opportunity to further improve health and safety records. Capital investments have increased, but for many companies, the return on capital has decreased significantly. Operational excellence is a major factor in addressing all these issues.
Three important takeaways from the session are:
• Cross-industry automation best practices and lessons learned
• Top-of-mind industry automation gaps, opportunities, and requirements
• Risk management requirements for pervasive automationWatch Replay
As new technologies that enable customers and system operators to produce and consume energy in new ways continue to enter the market, the key to value creation will lie in finding new ways to use the grid to provide the control, reliability and convenience - as well as new products and services - customers want and to develop the attendant business models that will continue to attract capital to the sector.View Presentation
Two paths are emerging for IoT go-to-market success: evolve or revolutionize. In this session, learn how industry-leading companies are evolving their businesses to differentiate themselves and using consortium ecosystem models to do so. Hear from companies across a mix of industries about how they rethought their value chain to win new business, making a significant effect on the way they deliver products and services to their customers.
The panel discussion will focus on how we, as an industry, can ensure that Industrial IoT benefits from the scale and large investments being made in the automotive industry. Several examples will be discussed, including Deterministic Ethernet and autonomous driving platforms.
The concept of the Internet of Things encompasses many distinct technology trends. Automobiles are one of the major examples of the "things" that are being connected to the internet. In the automotive industry an "electronic revolution" is underway, centered around in-vehicle electronics and internet connectivity. Arguably the greatest technical advancements are being made in autonomous driving, where major auto manufacturers and tech giants are working side by side to develop market leading solutions. In order to achieve this, tens of billions of dollars are being invested annually in new platforms and technology that can scale into the millions of units.
The automotive industry is facing many of the same challenges that are also faced by Industrial IoT: a legacy of networking standards that are proprietary or semi-open; the need for networking guarantees and determinism over open standards; the need for IP compatibility and internet connectivity while ensuring safety and security. There are also differences, as industrial platforms require greater flexibility and do not scale to the same extend as those in the automotive industry.
For IoT companies in the industrial and transportation verticals, a highly relevant question is: "How can I benefit from these automotive solutions?"
One of several answers to this question lies in Ethernet networking. As automotive manufactures change their vehicle architectures to increase functionality and reduce complexity, a critical component will be the Ethernet backbone network. This network needs to be high-bandwidth, safe, secure and to converge critical safety traffic (e.g. camera data for the autonomous driving control system) with less critical traffic on one network. In TTTech we call it “Networking Guarantee of Service” which is achieved by introducing Deterministic Ethernet. We believe that this technology is well placed to solve these same challenges being faced by industrial IoT companies today.View Presentation
Traditional network, compute, application and data management architectures won’t support the critical volume and connectivity needs for The Internet of Things (IoT). New technical approaches along with new and revised standards are required. The IoT Reference Model is a decisive first step toward standardizing the concept and terminology surrounding the IoT. From physical devices and controllers at Level 1 to the collaboration and processes at Level 7, the IoT Reference Model sets out the functionalities and capabilities required and concerns that must be addressed to realize the value of the IoT.View Presentation
In this session we will work to define the roadmap to a truly integrated mobile urban environment. We will define the vision, outline the strategy, identify the obstacles, and publish a white paper to describe how the Internet of Things and the ecosystem of public and private companies and agencies can collaborate the create a common definition of the vision and roadmap to success. In working to solve the urban mobility challenge across all modes of transportation, urban areas will be able to positively affect the quality of life for the community; reduce the environmental effects of the mobility; and more effectively compete in the global market for travel and tourism, industry, and trade and the next generation of choice residents.Watch Replay
How does the migration to an IoT world affect concepts such as personally identifiable information (PII) that have formed the basis of principles and policies designed to protect user privacy? As billions of connected devices generate exabytes of consumer data, what is considered relevant PII will change. What are the implications for consumer privacy when an IoT platform understands where you live, who is at home, and what you eat? What does user control mean when connected devices have no user interface to change settings or preferences? When a consumer purchases a connected device, who owns the data that is generated, who decides how the data is used, and who controls what happens to the data? Should consumers be able to see the data they and their devices generate? What about data generated by M2M devices in automobiles, factories, agriculture, home appliances, or public places? As billions of devices generate exabytes of data daily, questions about control and use will affect the ability to develop new and innovative applications. This session will examine these questions and the different legal requirements in different countries that might prevent the development of a global IoT market.Watch Replay
Some companies are evolving to seize the IoT market opportunity, while others are leading a revolution. Hear from companies that are taking advantage of IoT-enabled disruptive technologies to redefine the business landscape and grow with IoT. Learn how these change agents are driving the next wave of innovation, business optimization, and industry disruption and what to do to be prepared.Watch Replay
Reports indicate that by 2020 there may be up to 100 billion connected devices – silently communicating with each other and taking automated actions to make our personal and professional lives easier. The products coming to market today focus largely on the smart grid and the smart home, but the discussion for tomorrow centers around the smart enterprise. Everyday employees will be surrounded by connected devices, including smartphones, wearables, peripherals, sensors and technologies that have yet to be invented, named and marketed. Organizations leveraging this new wave of technology face challenges in how to provision and update profiles on devices, monitor for compliance and manage the security between these connected devices. AirWatch by VMware will highlight some of the most innovative enterprise-focused IoT deployments and explore the frameworks and security models to properly manage and secure this ecosystem of devices in the workplace.
IoT applications aim to optimize ‘performance’ by embedding a wide variety of sensors in the physical world, collecting context-specific information from these sensors, analyzing the information, and adapting the application behavior. The panel discussion covers two broad classes of IoT applications Panduit has developed for the data center and the manufacturing plant floor. The panel will review a customer case study highlighting how Panduit’s non-intrusive approach quickly enabled significant cost and energy savings in a data center environment, and how similar concepts can be leveraged to measure real-time operational behavior of machines enabling predictive maintenance for manufacturing.View Presentation
This session will review a series of successful customer solutions that generated tangible benefits. Whether your company is a maker of things (manufacturing, electronics, chemical & petroleum, energy generation) or a user of things (energy transmission/distribution, transportation, municipalities), you will see how a solid Internet of Things foundation and flexible analytics lets you deploy quickly and customize only where you choose. And, yes, we've not just thought about security -- we've done something about it, too. If you've seen enough pretty marketing charts, then come get your hands dirty with real solutions.Watch Replay
As the Internet of Things becomes pervasive across most sectors of the economy, it becomes important to understand the most relevant aspects of IoT architectures to industrial production processes to maximize its possible value for the industry. Today in manufacturing there is already a good level of interconnectivity among devices, machines and sensors and each connected device is generating a huge amount of data that often get not utilized. This session will explore possible architectures (both Physical and Logical architectural aspects) that will enable to leverage the data generated by machines and controllers to fully exploit those. This session will also include perspectives on IoT capabilities which are appropriate for particular industrial processes, which are the IoT enablers which are available today to improve process efficiency and reliability, and how addressing real world constraints from industry (e.g. safety, determinism) to enable the full value of IoT can be gained by industry.Watch Replay
With billions of connected devices and the convergence of multiple disparate systems, IoT creates a surge in the amount of sensitive data being produced, communicated, and analyzed. The number and variety of connected devices also dramatically increase the attack surface and diversity of threats. Therefore, for IoT to become mainstream technology, individuals and societies must have confidence and trust in those devices, as well as related applications, systems, and uses. This session will explore transparency and trust as core components of an organization’s privacy and security regimen. How can the proper balance between the two be achieved? How can trust be gained, and how can confidence be restored in the aftermath of a security breach?
Dr. Gadi Lenz will host a panel that will discuss how IoT solutions in smart cities are generating an ever-growing amount data that is already beyond the management capability of existing staff. Attendees will learn about the importance of data analytics as a means of handling big data and deriving value from it; specifically, the focus of the panel will be around fusing data and detecting anomalies.
Smart cities are large, multi-domain ecosystems that generate not only large volumes of data, but also a large variety. In many cases, the data needs to be handled in real time. This presents a major technological challenge.
Attendees will learn how smart cities derive actionable insights from the data they collect using IoT solutions by highlighting the non-routine situations with which city managers need to manage.
The Internet of Things poses a huge opportunity to fundamentally change your business, but in order to do so you must adopt a new way of managing a variety of complex and fast data in order to help achieve business differentiation. It requires a robust and scalable infrastructure that is always on and can handle massive amounts of data transforming it for immediate business value. These end-to-end requirements include greater device flexibility, comprehensive security and device cloud analytics. Couple that with a purpose built enterprise solution that incorporates business intelligence, big data and analytics to help enable decisions faster than ever before, even in the Cloud.View Presentation
The world of IoT covers a myriad of products and technologies. From the edge nodes through the gateway and to the cloud, Freescale technology is bringing the IoT to life. Ultra low power and consumer devices, to commercial applications in smart energy, agriculture and city infrastructure, they all require vastly different building blocks to meet their market requirements. Items such as power consumption, data throughput, short to long distance networking, wireless communications, security, size and other factors must all be considered.
In this session, we will discuss how Freescale products, along with our software and ecosystem partners, are helping our customers bring their products to market faster and help enable seamless IoT deployment by providing hardware and software with end to end support for connectivity, security, over the air upgrades, and device management.
A growing trend across enterprises and consumers is a desire to have a seamless experience across multiple environments. In retail, shoppers want the store to become an extension of their web experience; workers want to bring their own devices into work because they want a seamless experience between work and home.
Ever since smartphones became virtually ubiquitous, the industry has fantasized about mobile engagement scenarios like these, specific to a certain location. The biggest obstacle has been technical: GPS positioning satellites and Wi-Fi wireless networks aren’t reliable when it comes to pinpointing an individual’s whereabouts, especially indoors in multi-floor shopping malls or sports arenas.
To achieve this seamless experience, a few technologies come to mind, such as Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and Beacon technologies used for proximity-based messaging technologies. This session will explore both technologies and share extensive insight into their uses, challenges and advantages
But the emergence of BLE standard and more importantly Apple’s iBeacon late last year — and the very visible use of the technology in U.S. retail stores to guide shoppers and even help them complete purchases — has rekindled interest in systems that can broadcast messages to the right person, in the right place, and at the right time. High-profile retailers such as Macy’s and American Eagle Outfitters, along with Major League Baseball and the National Football League, are actively testing them and Apple stores have also rolled out iBeacons across their stores, engaging customer when they work into the stores with offers from their accessory sections and user training notifications.
ABI Research estimates that there around 10 different technologies competing for mindshare, “We see huge growth for infrastructure-based technologies like Wi-Fi and iBeacons, with [Bluetooth Low Energy] deployments forecast to break 20,000 by 2015, largely focused on retail,” writes ABI analyst Patrick Connolly said in a report.
Beacons are relatively simple to install but the performance of each beacon varies and respond differently to the environment and RF conditions. More importantly beacons by themselves cannot do anything, but integrated with other technology or devices makes them a key component of location based messaging.View Presentation
Learn how IoT is affecting the area of education from K-12 to corporate workforce development. This session will provide an overview of new business and consumption models of education that are being developed with IoT to remove barriers to education, while making learning accessible and effective. Learn from a panel of experts about new and innovative ways IoT affects delivery of learning and how IoT will affect the methods to educate and train the workforce of the future.
Technologies and the outcomes of these consumption models will be discussed and demonstrated. Hear how IoT affects learning through collaborative platforms for virtual connections and mentoring, and multifunction devices delivering training when and where needed to new ideas of mass delivery of training.Watch Replay
In this panel we will discuss strategies for how businesses can help increase women in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields through outreach programs to high school and university institutions and in the workforce. We’ll identify some of the greater challenges prohibiting women’s involvement and what we can do as an industry to improve the gender gap. Finally, we’ll discuss specific ways to nurture women through the Internet of Things (IoT).Watch Replay
As a brief introduction, the moderator will discuss the Smart City Financing Guide, developed by the Smart Cities Council. The guide lays out criteria for investment decisions and 28 of the most promising financial tools for funding smart city initiatives. This session will focus on city leaders’ stories about financial innovation; we will foster a discussion that highlights successes as well as failures in the process of funding innovative technology projects. The goal is for attendees to leave with an understanding of what is working and what pitfalls to avoid when considering financial investments.View Presentation
Output increase and increasing productivity of expensive fixed plant assets is the biggest financial and new margin opportunity for many manufacturers. Learn about new capabilities that can dramatically transform the speed to see and resolve causes of downtime that manufacturing and process industries struggle with on a daily basis. Today and future new capabilities that are increasing what is possible versus the past will be covered including greater root cause visibility, remote monitoring, the role of cloud services, machine as a service models where equipment providers are providing new expertise. Customer case examples of the impact where these solutions are being implemented will be shared.View Presentation
Creating Competitive Advantage Through New Business Models
The IoT is changing go-to-market models of companies by creating new opportunities to uniquely team to address changing customer requirements. These new approaches to working together create a competitive advantage for the participating firms versus those still operating in siloes. A leading sports company will talk about how they took advantage of what the IoT enables by leveraging this collaborative model. The companies that teamed with them will share what they did, how they did it, and how it has helped them grow to be top-of-the-line companies and how they competitively differentiate themselves. The session will summarize the three go-to-market business models in breakout sessions during the forum. A leading industry analyst will close with the top things companies need to do know to either disrupt competitors or innovate within their industries.
Today most of the current IoT solutions cannot claim the ability to seamlessly connect and service the types of devices expected to be part of the 40B things forecasted to be activated by 2020. Yet Mobile Operators can uniquely deliver the connectivity (for example, 2G, 3G, 4G, WiFi, and small cell networks) required to all devices anywhere, anytime, anyplace. Add in a service delivery platform with the agility to activate thousands of devices at a time, the scalable cloud capacity for reduced operating expenses (OpEx) and a new application development platform enabling increased service creation velocity, and you’ve got a winning formula. So plan to attend this session and to listen to service providers discuss how to improve IoT experiences, increase the impact of business, and make money while doing it.Watch Replay