IOT: Scaling Connectivity and Security to 1e9 Distributed Nodes

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at 6:30 PM

TI Auditorium


6:30 - 7:00 PM Networking & Refreshments
7:00 - 8:00 PM Talks
8:00 - 8:30 PM Panel Session
8:30 - 8:45 PM Speaker Appreciation & Adjournment

Organizer: Amit Butala/Vishal Sharma

Session Abstract:IoT is a "game-changer" but what does that really mean? Let's start at the transport - how is possible to connect, and manage 10's to 100's of IoT capable devices such that it meets their bespoke needs without overburdening the enduser with details? And then, there is security - what does it mean when your IoT camera start a deliberate DDOS campaign against your email provider? Let's hear from the experts...

Speaker: Chandana Pairla, Director of Product Management, Qualcomm

Bio: Chandana is responsible for driving the overall software and solutions roadmap for the WIN Business Unit in Qualcomm Atheros - which covers product lines such as Wi-Fi, Networking, Small Cells and the Internet-of-Everything.

Chandana joined Qualcomm in 2006 through the Flarion acquisition where she was a key member of Advanced Networking and Field Engineering teams. Chandana initially designed OFDMA protocols and later launched and operated Flash OFDM networks globally with top-tier operators like T-mobile. At Qualcomm Flarion, she worked on UMB and Small Cells programs holding System Engineering and Software lead roles on multiple chipsets. After her transition to Qualcomm Atheros, she has led various projects such as the AT&T and Google OnHub projects, and Hawkeye - a current generation System-on-Chip with integrated 802.11ax technology.

Chandana holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign.

Title: Bringing IoT to the center (and edge) of your home.

Abstract: With the proliferation of smart devices within the home, enabled with IoT connectivity technologies like Bluetooth, BLE, and 15.4/Zigbee, we also see an increase in the bridge devices that connect these IoT devices to the cloud. Often these devices are comprised of purpose built hardware with a vertically integrated software stack that locks the end user into a single vendor eco-system. At the application level, multiple frameworks are evolving in parallel, that will allow an abstraction layer to simplify the end user interaction. This presentation will touch upon some of the latest developments across the hardware, software stack, and application domains and introduce how bringing these capabilities to the routers and home gateways facilitate the use and ease of deployement of these IoT devices in the center and the edge of your home.

Speaker: Ron Victor, CEO, IOTium

Bio: Ron Victor is a silicon-valley based technology entrepreneur with 20 years of experience and expertise launching new ventures at start-ups and fortune 1000 technology companies.

To-date he has enabled raising more than $30Million in start-up capital for multiple start-ups in silicon-valley. Ron has founded and led three companies to-date with successful exits. His latest venture is Iotium Inc. – a stealth mode Silicon Valley start-up that provides a secure, intelligent and flexible mid-mile architecture for all IoT verticals. The Iotium solution is a horizontal configurable and extensible mid-mile architecture that can be used for any IoT deployment, such as smart cities, smart grids, energy installations, industrial automation, connected cars, wearables, smart homes, transportation and more. Prior to launching Iotium, Ron was Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Wireless Industrial Technologies, an Industrial IoT company providing IoT solutions for heavy industry such as Aluminum smelters, Copper tank houses and more. Ron’s experience and expertise cover a vast range of activities ranging from global business development, strategic planning, sales and marketing, intellectual property and engineering development. His domain experience and expertise includes, IoT, Wireless Networking, VoIP, Streaming Media and Broadband.

Ron is also the founding volunteer and President of Vibha Inc. ( Vibha is a completely volunteer driven registered 501c3 non-profit organization based in the United States and India. Vibha’s mission is to ensure every underprivileged child attains his or right to health, education and opportunity. To-date the organization has raised and disbursed over $10 million dollars through over 225 social entrepreneur driven projects impacting the lives of over 300,000 underprivileged children.

Title: Secure network infrastructure for industrial IoT

Abstract: In a connected world, the promise of the Industrial IoT value proposition comes out only when multiple applications have access to the same device data on a real-time basis so as to influence the application eco-system. These applications will reside everywhere - some on the cloud, some on the edge. We are all aware of data breaches within the IT network that originated via the OT network. We are also aware of DDoS attacks using BOTS that ran on OT devices such as connected video surveillance cameras. The onset of Industrial IoT has created a new problem of how OT data from legacy un-connected control systems and devices can be transported securely from any device to any number of applications simultaneously; while ensuring protection of the legacy Industrial mission-critical asset, complete data isolation between OT and IT networks, as well as minimization of data theft. This calls for a secure, flexible and scalable network infrastructure architecture that can support such a requirement for billions of devices in any vertical.

3 – take-aways:
1. An understanding of security issues within the Industrial IoT network
2. A suggested architecture that solves legacy, security and ease-of deployment issues for the IoTnetwork
3. How a single multi-tenanted horizontal solution can potentially solve the secure network infrastructure problem for all Industrial IoT