Telit Developers Conference

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013 at 8:30 AM

San Jose Marriott Hotel


7:30 - 8:30 AM Registration, Breakfast & Partner Pavilion
8:30 AM - 6:00 PM Sessions
6:30 - 8:30 PM Networking Cocktail Reception

Organizer: Telit Wireless Solutions

Session Abstract:Welcome to DevCon 2013, Telits third forum for m2m developers and adopters to review the latest technology developments and examine best business practices in our industry. This full day, two-track conference is designed for technologists in todays connected device ecosystem. It delivers high-value, current and impactful content in a compact, well-designed program that is as affordable as it is relevant for business and technology professionals already exploring or looking to start connecting devices with machine-to-machine communications (m2m).
At the conference, you will engage industry experts, review the latest on the landscape of m2m, and learn from our experienced engineering team how to streamline Telit module technology integration into your electronic devices. You will also have the opportunity to network with innovators and decision makers up and down the m2m value chain in our partner pavilion, at our wrap-up reception and get on the fast track to enriching your devices with wireless connectivity and location awareness. With technology and business decisions becoming more critical and more frequent, you need to make the most of your learning and investigative activities in this space. Get the most from every minute away from your office by joining us in San Jose, California.

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Use the code TDC13IEEE to receive a 50% discount off the registration fee

As part of this conference, IEEE ComSoc SCV has organized an hour-long panel session. Details below.

Smart Grid Applications for M2M Communications

Session Abstract: The Smart Grid is the evolution of the electrical power system utilizing communication technology for information exchange in order to optimize the production, delivery, and consumption of electricity. This panel session will focus on the use of M2M communications to facilitate the implementation of the Smart Grid, both on the infrastructure as well as systems on the customer side. The session consists of two parts: we will begin with three short talks focusing on the technical, commercial, and deployment challenges involved. Following this, we will open up the discussion and have a Q&A with the panel.

Session Moderator: Rajeev Krishnamoorthy, vice-chair IEEE ComSoc SCV.

When: 4:50 pm - 5:50 pm.

Speaker: Girish Ghatikar

Bio: Girish (Rish) Ghatikar is a Deputy Lead for the Grid Integration Group overseeing the U.S. and international Demand Response (DR) technologies, Open Auto-DR (OpenADR) standards, and related energy technologies, services, and business. His background and experiences are in key areas of information technology, standards, technology transfer, and business innovation for Energy Efficiency, DR, Smart Grid, and their field applications. Ghatikar serves on the Board of Directors and as the Vice Chairman for the OpenADR Alliance (, Steering and Technical Committees to advance open standards and technologies, and to accelerate the adoption of Smart Grid and Clean Energy innovation in the U.S. and international markets.

Ghatikar holds Master degrees in Telecommunication Systems/ Computer Technologies, and Infrastructure Planning/ Management, and a Bachelors degree in Architecture.

Title: Enabling Technology and Communication for Grid Integration

Speaker: Jorjeta Jetcheva

Bio: Jorjeta Jetcheva is a Research Staff Member at Fujitsu Laboratories of America (FLA). Her current research interests are in the areas of Smart Grid, data analytics, and cloud computing. Prior to FLA, she was part of Itron's Smart Grid Architecture and Standards team, where she focused on Advanced Metering Infrastructure network architecture, communication protocols and standards.

Prior to Itron, Jorjeta was the System Architect at Firetide, Inc., where she was responsible for the design and analysis of multi-hop wireless mesh protocols and algorithms, and for the evolution of the company's mesh product line.

Jorjeta received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University's Computer Science Department under the supervision of Professor David B. Johnson, defending a dissertation titled "Adaptive Demand-Driven Multicast Routing in Multi-Hop Mobile Ad Hoc Networks." She received her B.A. degree in Computer Science (summa cum laude) and Mathematics from Mount Holyoke College.

Title: M2M Communication Challenges in Emerging Smart Grid Applications

Abstract: Information and communication technologies are revolutionizing the power grid. M2M communication protocols and communication-enabled devices are key enablers of this process. At the same time, the scale, reliability, and security requirements of a connected and automated grid pose truly unprecedented technological challenges. In my brief presentation, I will touch on topics related to Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) networks, Distribution Automation, Demand Response and Virtual Power Plants.

Speaker: Raja Banerjea

Bio: Raja Banerjea is the Sr. Director of Global Standards at CSR. In this role, Raja is a member and contributor of Bluetooth SIG, IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi Alliance. Raja received his Bachelors degree from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Masters degree from the University of Florida. Raja has over 15 patents in the area of Wireless communications. Previous to CSR, Raja was Principal Architect at Marvell Semiconductors where he worked on Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, at Proxim where he worked on WiMAX and Lucent Microelectronics where he worked on Wireless technologies, ADSL, V.32 and V.90 modem technology.

Title: Cloud Services for Smart Grid Applications

Abstract: Connected home appliance are expected to take off with the deployment of Smart Grid. This talk will cover the technology and challenges behind this application including the use of Cloud services and its interaction with Smart Grid.