Billions of IoT Devices for Everyone

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 4:30 PM

TiE SV Conference Center, 2903 Bunker Hill Lane Suite 150, Santa Clara 95054


4:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Registration and Networking
5:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. Introductory remarks by organizers

Session 1 (5:30-6:45 pm): Technology for Billions of IoT Devices

1. Keynote: MEMS: Billions of Devices for Trillions of Cycles
2. SoC for Internet of Things Devices
3. EDA, IoT, 3DIC & Ultra Lower Power
4. A System Design Approach to Multiprotocol Internet of Things Devices

Q&A Panel

6:45-7:45 pm: Dinner

Session 2 (7:45-9:00pm): Consumer Apps for Billions of IoT Devices

1. Keynote: V2X Communication: An invitation to innovation
2. Home Energy / Automation
3. Connected Health
4. Smart Cities

Q&A Panel

Chair: MP Divakar (IEEE ComSoc) & Vanessa Zucker (TiE Silicon Valley)
Organizer: MP Divakar (IEEE ComSoc) & Vanessa Zucker (TiE Silicon Valley)

Session Abstract:Things we use every day are getting smarter and helping us not only do things better and faster but also allowing us to do things that were not even possible before. More than just glasses that let one watch online videos, these things are making our homes efficient, helping us avoid disastrous accidents, and assisting in the creation of better-planned city infrastructure. What is possible with today's technology? What is actually possible in the future and what is a pipe dream?

The Santa Clara Valley IEEE Communications Society and Silicon Valley TiE (The Indus Entrepreneurs) are pleased to present the workshop Billions of IoT Devices for Everyone which envisions what the individual can really do with IoT devices through two panel discussions focused on the technology needed and the apps that utilize that technology. Each panelist will have 10 minutes to speak on a specific area of expertise, followed by 20 minutes of moderated discussion and 20 minutes of Q&A.

Speaker: Sam Massih (Session 1 Keynote)

Bio: Director of Wearable Sensors, Invensense

Sam Massih is a semiconductor industry veteran with 18 years of experience in establishing, growing, and managing technology based businesses. His entire career has centered around defining and launching new semiconductor product lines targeted at consumer markets such as mobile, tablet, STB, LCD TV, DSC, and now wearable technologies. Sam's past adventures has taken him to Maxim, NXP (formally Philips Semiconductor), and Semtech where he's been responsible for establishing and growing analog video, LED, and touch interface businesses, respectively. Sam's most recent challenge has been at InvenSense where he is focusing on enabling the next generation of wearable products in the fitness, mobile, and smart bands markets. These markets will require more sensor data to drive better lifestyle decisions, provide day-to-day utility, and generate more valuable data for the cloud services. Mr. Massih holds a MBA from the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, a MSEE from University of New York, and a BSEE from Pennsylvania State University.

Title: Wearables in the IoT: Market trends, MEMS Solutions and Business models

Abstract: Wearable technologies have only been in the mainstream for 3+ years now and we are already asking the question: "why hasn't it hit the mass market yet"? We'll look at where it's been, what's the market feedback on these products, and what are the new features of the next generation of devices. We'll discuss how the sensor platform system solutions from InvenSense will deliver some of these next generation usage cases which will move this market from the early adopter phase to the high volume consumer mainstream. We'll also dive deeper into the end-to-end business model for the wearable platform. Understanding the OEM's business model will help companies set their sensor platform system strategy. In the case of InvenSense, we thought if we can help our customers succeed in their business model, we can become more than just a sensor vendor to our customers. We'll discuss how this approach will help the OEM with the monetization of their cloud based business model.

Speaker: Tarun Dewan

Bio: Senior Product Manager, Qualcomm Atheros. Dewan is on Qualcomm Atheros’ solutions team leading the effort toward enabling intelligent and industry-leading connectivity solutions aimed at the Internet of Things realm.

Tarun has held a number of technology management, and product marketing roles prior to Qualcomm, including roles at Flextronics, Juniper Networks, and Intel.

He holds both an MBA in Finance, Operations and Marketing from Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Title: Connecting the Internet of Everything

Abstract: The Internet of Things is more than just a catch phrase indicating a trend towards increased connectivity in previously non-connected devices. The IoT is a vision of the future focused on near-ubiquitous connectivity spanning our external environments, our homes and to our individual person. This mesh of inter-connected nodes requires a sophisticated layer of interoperability and must extract benefit from the data collected on the individual basis. The industry players who understand the considerations required in this burgeoning reality, where energy efficiency, interoperability, mobility and security are king, stand to have the greatest impact. Qualcomm is uniquely positioned at the center of the IoT ecosystem and is helping drive end-to-end solutions that scale to the enormity of the IoT eco-system opportunity. Tarun Dewan, senior product manager, will share some of these views and solutions.

Speaker: Brandon Wang

Bio: Brandon Wang is the Group Director, Chief Strategy Office at Cadence Design Systems. Brandon Wang oversees the overall Cadence 3D-IC, and ULP (Ultra Low Power) solution marketing and product development activities, as well as other enablement efforts on various advanced technologies with strategic partners. Prior to joining Cadence, Brandon spent over 6 years at ARM, managing the Interface IP Group, and later the PHY product line, where he also served as a member of the Corporate Patent Review Committee, responsible for low power and high speed technologies. Before that, Brandon was with UBICOM, a network processor startup that is now part of Qualcomm. Brandon holds 6 US patents, and has published at a number of IEEE conferences and in journal papers. Brandon also serves as a board director of CASPA, a nonprofit semiconductor organization. Brandon is a graduate in Electrical and Computer Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology, he also holds an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Title: EDA, IoT, 3DIC & Ultra Lower Power

Abstract: This talk starts with Moore’s Law, and ever increasing costs in silicon process scaling. The speaker will illustrate the “Camel Back” model of the semiconductor economics and why 3D-IC could be a viable alternative as a “More than Moore” solution. The speaker will also take a look at newly emerging IoT applications, and ultra-low power technologies as an underlying foundation; He also proposes unconventional way of why and how 3D-IC may play in this area. The speaker will also address both technological and economic challenges in 3D-IC adoption in IoT applications.

Speaker: Dev Bhattacharya

Bio: Dev Bhattacharya is currently Director of Hardware Engineering at Moog-Crossbow and leads the hardware development of complex IoTs and embedded systems based on various sensors and devices including wireless, inertial, magnetometers etc. Dev has a Master Degree of Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and has successfully led and managed development of system architecture, system hardware, diagnostics & test software of complex embedded SOC and system products with sensors, networking, wireless and multi-media from concept to volume production at various companies including Cisco, Intel, Logitech and Rockwell Collins.

Title: A System Design Approach to Multiprotocol Internet of Things Devices

Abstract: The Internet of Things (IoT) is driven by an expansion of the Internet through the inclusion of physical objects combined with an ability to provide smarter services to the environment as more data becomes available.

Various IoT applications covering commercial, industrial and government domains are already available.
Successful deployment of these applications connecting devices, sensors and smart gateways calls for multiple protocols at various layers of networking stack (transport, network, link/PHY), layers of application processing and other associated functions including security & privacy.

The system requirements of various IOT applications are different. Appropriate hardware and software based system design is needed to meet system requirements of range, power, size, cost, performance, interoperability, security and other application & business requirements. This presentation will cover fundamentals and some examples of system design approach to multiprotocol IOT device.

Speaker: Dr. John Kenney (Session 2 Keynote)

Bio: Dr. John Kenney is a Principal Researcher at the Toyota Info Technology Center in Mountain View. He represents Toyota in cooperative projects between the Vehicle Safety Communications (VSC) consortium and the US Department of Transportation. He also represents Toyota in DSRC-related standards groups at IEEE, SAE, and ETSI. He recently testified on the DSRC spectrum sharing issue before the House Energy & Commerce subcommittee on Communication and Technology. He also participates actively in the IEEE 802.11 DSRC Tiger Team. His other current research interests include wireless congestion control and performance of vehicular communication networks. Prior to his work with Toyota, John was a long-time member of the Tellabs Research Center and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame. He has graduate degrees from Stanford and Notre Dame.

Title: V2X Communication: An invitation to innovation

Abstract: Dedicated Short Range Communications (DSRC) is an emerging ad hoc networking technology that connects vehicles to each other and to the world. The US Department of Transportation plans to require DSRC equipment in new cars within a few years. This vehicle-to-anything (V2X) technology will not only make driving safer, but will also open the door to exciting new applications that can leverage the connected car. This talk will introduce DSRC and discuss some of the many DSRC applications and use cases that are under development.

Speaker: Gene Wang

Bio: Gene Wang is the CEO, Chairman and Founder
People Power Company, a green tech startup focusing on Energy Efficiency. People Power is helping consumers save money on their energy bills while helping to save the planet by reducing carbon pollution. Gene was previously CEO and Founder of Bitfone, which he sold to HP in 2007, becoming HP's VP Marketing for the Handheld business unit. Bitfone was the industry leader in Over-The-Air device management solutions for mobile phones, with customers such as Nokia, Motorola, Samsung, LGE and China Mobile.

Title: Home Energy / Automation

Abstract: Gene will talk about turning our very homes smart using a second IoT device: the smartphone. From transforming spare iPhones into wireless video cameras with motion detection video alerts for free home monitoring to controlling smart plugs to manage power and mounting onto robotic stands so you can look around remotely, the smart home can be secure, convenient, and affordable.

Speaker: Jake Chuang

Bio: Chief Product Officer, NeuroSky, Inc. As Chief Product Officer of NeuroSky, Jake Chuang leads the science, engineering and application solution of the company. NeuroSky is at the forefront of body and mind monitoring analysis and its technologies are at the core of innovative, wearable health and wellness consumer products. NeuroSky makes it possible for millions of consumers to capture and quantify critical health and wellness data so that they can effectively manage their mind and body health. NeuroSky delivers uniquely adaptable chips and algorithms that offer EEG brainwave measurability, ECG multi-function cardio monitoring, and quantitative and interpretive algorithms in a powerful integrated, adaptable and extensible solution. Jake received his MSEE and BSEE from the University of Texas at Austin and has founded two companies. He is proud to have worked on seven different products during his career that were all named Product of the Year by various prestigious industry organizations.

Title: Wearable Bio-sensors, A Sea Change for the Wearable Market

Abstract: Context aware wearable devices augmented with biosensing have a potential to aid in learning, behavioral modifications, work place productivity and personal health management. To achieve this mind-body synergy, a solution consisting of fully integrated biosensors, SoC’s, algorithms and applications are needed. The speaker will discuss how NeuroSky’s solution provides these benefits thru an intelligent design that exploits the sensing afforded by BioMEMS, processed by SoC’s and enhanced by applications for user interaction. The speaker will also address what future solutions are possible using BioMEMS for medical applications.

Speaker: Tanuj Mohan

Bio: Founder, CTO, Enlighted. Mr. Mohan is the chief technology officer and a co-founder of Enlighted. He has more than 20 years of experience in the computer networking and software industries. Most recently at Tropos Networks, he was responsible for solutions that manage the world’s largest WiFi mesh network. He has also served in management and architectural roles at Cisco, Nevis, Novell, and Hughes. Mr. Mohan has a BS degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

Title: Enlighted an IoT Blueprint

Abstract: Sensor-delivered data allows for energy efficiency that remains people-smart, distinguishing between people and objects and flexibly tuning to different preferences. On the individual scale, we find smart buildings saving owners and tenants up to 70% in energy costs. On a much larger scale, we see smart cities helping to preserve precious resources. Collectively, bringing commercial real estate into the Internet of Things can make a huge difference in the long run.

Speaker: Saurabh Palan

Bio: Founder & CEO of MightyCarma, , a company working on integrating smartphone with automobiles for Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS). Saurabh also founded iRoboticist – a hands-on workshop series for development of IoT, Wearables and Robotics. Saurabh holds a Master's in Robotics from University of Pennsylvania and has been part of several early stage startups in Silicon Valley.

Title: Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)

Abstract: After three serious automobile accidents in four years, Saurabh Palan discusses his mission to cut down on the all-too-common distracted driver problem while still allowing safe and legal smartphone use. Palan will explain how connecting smart phones to vehicles allows for a personalized and portable connected experience that will bring features ranging from collision warning to camera access to every car, not just high-end luxury vehicles, through a BYOD method.