Speaker: Anita K. Rao
Title: Silicon Technology Enabling Network Transformations
With the advent of 5G and the potential for exciting new use cases that 5G promises, Edge Computing has taken on an increased urgency. As the next generation of services and quality of experiences get defined, Edge Computing is set to deliver these user experiences with low latency, high performance, high bandwidth, and improved network utilization and efficiency. Intel will play a large role in this transformation with innovations in silicon and software technologies.
Speaker: Monica Lam
Title: Keeping the Internet Open with an Open-Source Virtual Assistant
This talk describes why the world needs an open-source virtual assistant to keep the internet open and to protect privacy. Our solution is the Stanford Almond Virtual Assistant, a research project to create the world’s best open-source virtual assistant technology that protects privacy via advanced research and crowd-sourcing.
Speaker: Dr. C. Mohan
Title: Managing Zetabytes of Data at the Edge
He will discuss the new Interconnect Oriented Architecture to address VLDB and Edge tools that are being harnessed by the Global Data Centers to support secured data sets and safe delivery of mobile applications at the edge.
Speaker: Mehdi Sif
Title: At the Crossroads of IT, CT and OT Domains: Architecting MEC Platforms
Mehdi adopts a “workload-centric” view of MEC articulates the next phase in achieving more openness and disaggregation together with the capabilities that will allow for the composition, assembly and delivery of composite stacks. This provides enterprises, cloud and communications service providers (CSPs) to deliver composite functions and services constructs over an open platform, in the right location (intelligent distribution), with the right amount of allocated workload resources, at the right time. MEC platforms must also leverages the full power of large community of developers with flexible, “a la carte” licensing models allowing for ephemeral workloads to be instantiated on-demand.
Speaker: Prof. J. A. Gokhale
Title: Location-Based Applications for Smart Cities
When LBS is combined with real time data analytics and city demographics, it has tremendous potential to offer quality services to citizens in a smart and effective way. The integration of LBS and Smart City Initiatives with city demographics and data analytics leads to better insights as well as enables government authorities to target specific services to the right people at the right time and at the right place.
One such initiative is the automated traffic signal violation project which envisages real time capture of traffic violation occurring at signals and sending out real time notifications/ alerts to the offenders. The direct benefits of such real time data is in crime mapping and proactive crime detection, efficient surveillance, and policing.
Speaker: Dr. Dr. Uei-Ming Jow
Title: Wireless Biomedical Systems for Long-term Data Measurement and Management
The idea is to develop tools and platforms to enable more continuous health data collection for timely decision-making and effective interventions. Examples include developing continuous glucose monitors for people with diabetes and building wireless sensing capabilities into ocular devices for applications to perform glucose sensing tasks and accomodative vision correction.
Essentially, making health data useful is no easy task and this talk will identify ways to create interventions and platforms that put insights derived from the health data to use for more more holistic care management.
Speaker: Zack Huhn
Title: The Guide to the Technology and Planning Process to Build a Smart City
This session will explore the pillars of smart and connected - or IoT enabled - development efforts, and act to create a cohesive conversation about building smart and connected communities rooted in community, interoperability, and resilience.
Speaker: Tina Tsou
Title: The Artificial Intelligence Inside Smart Connected Communities
The pervasive deployment of edge computing fed by the Internet of Things, and the availability of artificial intelligence manifested in neural-class networks.
In her presentation Tina Tsou describes key computing specifications for the human brain, then compares the specifications with the connectivity and performance capabilities of our current computing technology. Tina concludes her presentation with a brief look far into the future of computing and smart connected communities.
Speaker: PANEL: Prof. Shannon Vallor, Zack Huhn, Monica Lam, Tom Tofigh & Tina Tsou
Title: Is the “Smarts” in Smart and Connected Communities a Boon or a Curse?
The Panel will debate the pros and cons of how to make these initiatives more effective & responsive to the needs of society as a whole.