6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
Speaker: Pete St. Pierre
Bio: Pete St. Pierre is a member of the Product Management team responsible for the Internet of Things at Oracle. He has 25 years of experience in Software Engineering, Product Development and Internet technologies. Mr. St Pierre has spent the last 7 years developing network protocols, system architectures and IoT solutions at Oracle with an emphasis on the Internet of Things. Mr. St. Pierre possesses a deep understanding of the technologies associated with the Internet of Things and an appreciation for the business challenges of deploying real-world interoperable solutions. Throughout his professional career he has been involved in technology development and has been a fierce advocate for interoperability through standards. As a technology lead for Sun Microsystems, he was a founding board member of the IPSO Alliance. He is currently Oracle’s representative to IPSO and serves as President of the Alliance.
Title: Navigating Standards for IoT
Speaker: Luke D’Arcy
Bio: Luke D’Arcy is working to build the SIGFOX network in the US. He brings more than 15 years’ experience in senior product marketing and business development roles at start up and established companies in the wireless technology, consulting and IoT sectors.
Title: Do we really need a new wide area network system for the IoT?
Proponents of LRLP networks claim that they offer a combination of wide area coverage, low power and low cost that is ideal for traditional M2M and the IoT. But device makers already have mature technologies such as Bluetooth, WiFi, Zigbee, and cellular at their disposal. Can it be possible for any new network, particularly a wide area system that normally requires expensive network infrastructure to offer something new?
Luke D'Arcy, Director of SIGFOX USA, will provide insight into the arguments for and against dedicated wide area networks for the IoT, focusing on the technical and economic factors that will be make or break for the new networks.