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Thursday, May 3
 

8:30am CDT

A Brief History of Intelligent Sensing: Measurement, Models, and Methods
Limited Capacity seats available

Our ability to observe the world around us continues to grow at astonishing rates due to the proliferation of sensor-rich connected computing devices. This year, more than 4 billion global internet users are on track to transfer nearly a zettabyte of data over the public internet using nearly 20 billion devices. The plethora of computing power, measurement capabilities, and locations accessible by these devices is equally breathtaking, with over 100,000 different registered makes and models of devices (excluding myriad DIY, custom, and private things) capable of making more than 200 physical and statistical observations. Additionally, the number of derived statistical quantities available has also exploded, due in part to the rise of smart devices, including system-on-a-chip (SoC), mobile, and internet-of-things (IoT) devices. In this talk, I will review the historical development of the measurements, models, and methods used in these devices, from the perspective of control theory and optimization, as well as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). Examples from distributed sensing, neural networks, and intelligent systems will be highlighted. In doing so, we will see how sensor fusion relies on a convergent methodology shared by these often seemingly disparate approaches to measurement, context sensing, and estimation.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Jordan

Ben Jordan

CEO, Sense AI, Inc.
Ben is a scientist and entrepreneur. His research is driven by fundamental improvements to methods for modeling, measuring, and estimating the behavior of a variety of physical (and often living) systems. He and his collaborators have published peer-reviewed articles, released open... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 8:30am - 9:30am CDT
MCC 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  Featured Session, Key Note

10:00am CDT

What Are the Necessary Attributes of Smart IoT Devices
Limited Capacity seats available

What is a smart edge device? The Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are driving high ROIs and new revenue opportunities as the use of smart edge devices is becoming more common in almost every industry in every region of the globe. And, with increased intelligence at the edge of the network, these devices are being used for data collection and control, but what exactly makes them smart?

In this session we will define the key attributes of a smart end node:
  • Simple and easy to use – ideally supporting remote management and configuration
  • Agility: modularity, multiple ranges, dual/hybrid radios, software/OTA upgradable
  • Reliability: always connected, always up to date, always accurate from a stable supplier
  • SWaP: reduced size, weight and especially low-power for battery-powered applications
  • Programmability: business rules, machine learning, logic at the edge, reduced latency
  • Security: Building things that are secure is smart.

Speakers
avatar for Scott Nelson

Scott Nelson

VP of Product, Digi International
For almost 30 years Scott Nelson has led product development and entrepreneurial business growth as both a technology and business leader.


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  Featured Session, Embedded & Connectivity

10:00am CDT

7 Simple Marketing Strategies For Your Tech Products
Limited Capacity seats available

You have a great IoT product and great IoT ideas. How do you let the world know, and get everyone interested in your IoT designs and ideas? We look at 7 simple marketing strategies to help your IoT products rise above similar and competing IoT products.

Speakers
avatar for Ken Chang

Ken Chang

Chief Marketer, Macchina
Ken Chang is a Minneapolis based brand strategist, digital marketer, and entrepreneur. He is best known as the marketing strategist for Macchina LLC, where he built a skyscrapper campaign from scratch that led the Macchina M2 to be 567% funded on Kickstarter.


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

10:00am CDT

Blockchain and its Impacts on the IoT
Limited Capacity seats available


I've been researching Blockchain technologies for several years now. This, semi-technical presentation will describe the core ideas surrounding Blockchian and present clever use-cases for IoT applications. Many of the ideas in this presentation didn't even exist 3 years ago. Mountains have been moving in this space and the IoT community needs to be aware of them.

In many ways the narrative which argues for Blockchain sounds extremely similar to the early narrative for IoT. For example everyone talks about higher efficiency processes, distributed systems, better information faster, unique and new business models etc. For this reason, I believe Blockchain and the IoT have intrinsically linked futures.

In the years to come, we might see IoT devices not just as nodes on a network that collect data. Rather, they might become nodes on a network that has Blockchain technology at its backbone and the IoT nodes become participants in the upkeep of the Blockchain itself. IoT nodes might contribute in the form of mining, data storage or tracking of digital or hardware assets.

Hearing every day about all these crazy Cryptocurrencies and ICOs in the news can become overwhelming. This talk will cut through all the hype and mania and will articulate what the state of Blockchain is, where it excels, where it falls short and how the IoT and Blockchain will work together to shape our future.

Here's a link to a Blockchain talk I did in early 2018.  This talk will be similar but it will focus on IoT applications.
https://youtu.be/8evZgbdvsNM


Speakers
avatar for Andy Gikling

Andy Gikling

Software Engineer, SoundGains Technologies
I'm an embedded software engineer by day. I currently work at Minnetronix Inc. developing software for medical devices. By night I'm a technology enthusiast! I believe Blockchain technology is an evolutionary step for humanity and I love to ponder how IoT and Blockchain will impact... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

10:00am CDT

Drone Equipped Home Security - IoT Hack Day Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Most home security systems will sound an alarm, notify the police or send you a text notification. During IoT Hack Day, our goal was to give home security a physical presence the second an intruder is detected. To do this, we combined hardware and software to lift off a drone when a door is opened. During this presentation we’ll talk about the technologies we used along with the process we followed to build out our drone equipped home security system.

More information about our project can be found here

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Black

Christopher Black

Senior Software Engineer, Blacktop Interactive, LLC
Christopher Black is a senior software engineer, educator and maker from Minneapolis, MN. He has a degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire and has been writing software professionally for more than 10 years. Chris has a passion for teaching and has... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Cooke

Sarah Cooke

Accessibility Engineer, Accessible360
A graduate of Prime Digital Academy, Sarah has worked in the startup space. Initially, at a digital communication startup and now as an Accessibility Engineer at Accessible360.Beyond technology, Sarah plays bass trombone and enjoys running. You can keep up with her on LinkedIn and... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 208 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Applications & Analytics

10:00am CDT

Evolving Ecosystem of IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Which cloud?  Which machine learning platform?  What is the best connectivity technology?  Is there a business model that makes sense?   How can I simultaneously find experts in embedded connectivity, data science, sensors and applications?    The ecosystem continues to evolve, but these can questions and more are answered. 

Speakers
avatar for Joel Young

Joel Young

Founder, IoT Advisors, LLC
Joel K Young has been living and working in the technology world for over 30 years – enabling machines to communicate with backend applications to drive business value. He has a unique combination in knowledge and experience which covers embedded systems, large software systems... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

10:00am CDT

How to Succeed at Cryptography Without Really Trying
Limited Capacity seats available

Cryptography can be difficult, confusing, and require mind numbing math. But cryptography can be easy and fun with just grade school math. This workshop introduces cryptography basic concepts, including the what, when, where, and why of using it correctly, and where it can go wrong. Cryptographic algorithms, protocols, libraries, and applications will be discussed and demonstrated.

Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 209 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

10:00am CDT

IoT for everyone else: How does this make you money.
Limited Capacity seats available

IoT & M2M projects are MIS/IT initiatives to make or save money. We'll start with sorting out the business goals and befits to the business. Then we'll look at some key metrics and what creating an execution plan looks like. Finally we will highlight some unique aspects of IoT/M2M projects that often cause big problems in execution.

Speakers
avatar for Chris Anderson

Chris Anderson

Chief Technical Officer, F3 Wireless
Chris Anderson is the Chief Technical Officer and Co-Founder of F3 Engineering, which specializes in remote device solutions from concept to manufacturing, from planning and proof of concept to mass production and device development of wireless devices in the medical and healthcare... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

10:00am CDT

IoT in Other Industries (It's not just for Consumers!)
Limited Capacity seats available

To many, floor cleaners are boring - that's the point.  While proper, efficient cleaning is critical for health, safety, and lean operations, no one really wants to worry about it.  Nor does anyone want to deal with costly repairs, the supply of cleaning solutions, or just plain downtime.   This is where IoT comes in, by taking the risk and expense out of something mundane like cleaning floors.  This enables owners and managers to spend time on the other critical business operations. 

Speakers
avatar for Bijoy Anose

Bijoy Anose

IoT Architect, Tennant
Bijoy is a seasoned technologist with a flair for applying creative solutions to complex problems. As a consultant across many different industries and companies in the Twin Cities area, both on the Enterprise and Embedded side of software engineering, he found himself naturally drawn... Read More →



Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

10:00am CDT

Minnesota Interactive Robotics and Vision Laboratory
Limited Capacity seats available

My primary research focus is on making robots work safely and intuitively with people, so humans and robot can safely coexist and collaborate. This means looking into improving a robot's perception of people, their intentions and/or actions, engaging in dialog, as well as the environment. Perceiving the world robustly, particularly under changing and degraded conditions, is an open challenge;  my research interest extends into multi-modal sensory perception. My past research has been heavily influenced by making robots work with humans in unstructured environments, particularly underwater, and current and future work involves field robots in the air, water and outdoor, all-terrain platforms.




Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 212 Minneapolis Convention Center

10:00am CDT

Project Deep See
Limited Capacity seats available

Assistive Technology for the visually impaired has come a long way since the Braille typewriter. In today's world of intelligent voice assistants, smart homes and gesture detection wearables, it is comforting to know that technology will always make life easier for you. However, there is a long way to go. The beautiful world around us - with all its captivating visual stimuli - is out of some people's reach. How do we use the technology available to us today to make their lives not just easier but also more meaningful? Maybe the answer lies in artificial intelligence. Maybe we can unlock the power of deep learning to help those without vision to see and understand the breathtakingly complicated world in front of us and deliver it as a narrative.

Speakers
avatar for Madhu Tennakoon

Madhu Tennakoon

Machine Learning Developer, 75F
I am a software developer, an electrical engineer, a researcher, and a dreamer. I love to undertake creative design challenges and I take pride in making things with a purpose. In the technical arena, I have spent the last five years developing my skill set in software development... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Applications & Analytics

10:00am CDT

Ten Factors for Raising Money for your IoT Startup
Limited Capacity seats available

"Ten Factors for Raising Money for your IoT Startup"
Raising outside money for any tech startup is no easy feat.  The Internet of Things brings a set of unique questions, challenges and opportunities when it comes to attracting startup capital.  In this session, veteran tech executive Jeff Liebl will provide a lively discussion around the issues particular to funding your IoT startup, including:  
- Varying business models
- Locations in the value chain
- Horizontal versus vertical
- Exit strategies

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Liebl

Jeff Liebl

CEO, Atmosphere IoT


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 210 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

10:00am CDT

The Connected Dental Office
Limited Capacity seats available

It starts with hands-on training to help your team master your equipment and technology. Our best-in-class customer support continues with repair and preventive maintenance, and our local teams of highly skilled service technicians ensure prompt, on-time service when you need it.

Speakers
avatar for Nate Hill

Nate Hill

Principal Architect, Patterson Companies
Architecture Developer, Database Administrator, and Network Engineer with a wide variety of experience. Particularly interested in client/server and relational database design using MySql and MS-SQL Server, Network Security and communication technology. Specialties: Network and computer... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 10:00am - 10:45am CDT
MCC 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

11:15am CDT

IoT: The Great Promise and the Hard Realities
Limited Capacity seats available

If making a connected product has never been easier, then why is it so hard?
OST will demonstrate a product that is in the market from a global commercial product company (that's right, we dare to do a live demo on stage).  We will do a technical deep dive into the cloud architecture the product is built upon.  Then, in an interactive wrap-up, we will poll the audience and discuss the hard organizational challenges our customers have been dealing with in taking real products to global launch, for example: issues of CapEx vs OpEx, technical team collaboration, justifying the need to leverage ONE platform, building on a cloud-native model that is foreign to the existing development team, etc.  It's one product from design, to build to data generation, to creating awesome customer experiences.  It's worth it.  But it's hard.


Speakers
avatar for Jim VanderMay

Jim VanderMay

Chief Innovation Officer, OST
Jim VanderMey is the Chief Innovation Officer for OST. As one of the founders of OST, Jim has provided technical and strategic leadership to the organization since the beginning. He specializes in seeing the “big picture” of technology, the computer industry, and the business... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

11:15am CDT

City of Minneapolis CIO Perspective
Limited Capacity seats available

Speakers
avatar for Otto Doll

Otto Doll

CIO, City of Minneapolis
Otto Doll is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the City of Minneapolis. Doll served as the CIO for the State of South Dakota for 14 years.As CIO, Doll leads the City's Business Information Services (BIS) department, which coordinates the City's technology needs by helping City... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

11:15am CDT

Colette Technologies Antitheft Purse
Limited Capacity seats available

Thieves beware - your days are numbered.   This session  shows  how a tricked-out handbag with a bunch of security features can provide comfort and security for the owner and utter frustration for the would-be thief. 

Speakers
avatar for Joan Dao

Joan Dao

CEO & Founder, Colette Technologies, LLC
Experienced Neurobiologist with a demonstrated history of working in the medical technology industry. She is the Founder of ilesovi Inc creating security wearable(s) in the fashion space (formerly Colette Technologies LLC) that was featured in Wall Street Journal, NPR and Luxury Magazine... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Audience Retail
  • ORGANIZATION Colette Technologies

11:15am CDT

Design Thinking with IoT - Bringing Together a Cross Functional Team to Innovate at a Large Company
Limited Capacity filling up

The story of creating an own brand connected product at Target.

Target has a history of being a leader in Product Design and Development. As products continue to evolve, Target needed to figure out how to add technology to products. People from around the corporation came together to create prototypes and sell the idea of connected products throughout the organization, eventually leading to selling real products at Target. This talk will tell the story of how the team was able to innovate in a large corporation and include individuals with different backgrounds to bring a product to market with a "small company mentality" at a big company.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Sneed Miller

Alex Sneed Miller

Engineer, Target


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

11:15am CDT

Gaining a Competitive Edge in IoT with Machine Learning
Limited Capacity seats available

Companies are realizing that in order to maintain a competitive edge they need to derive insights from sensors and smart device data. However, many IoT solutions are doing simple tasks like predicting if a part will break. This is a great start but real-time solutions that incorporate machine learning are what will set a solution apart and lead to a competitive edge. In this presentation, you will learn about the different machine learning components and examples of how businesses could use each component to make a custom IoT solution that will lead to more accurate customer insights and increase revenues.

Speakers
avatar for Murali Kashaboina

Murali Kashaboina

Chief Data Scientist, Entrigna
Murali Kashaboina is the founder, CEO & Chief Data Scientist of Entrigna, Inc. Murali brings over 17 years of IT experience in enterprise architecture design, real-time business intelligence and IT application development and strategy. Prior to founding Entrigna, Murali served as... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

11:15am CDT

Garden One: The First Year IRL & VR
Limited Capacity seats available

Better World Museum is creating an edible indoor garden as a form of social action. The Coalition of Museums for Climate Justice says, "Garden One is not just a Public Art Project, it is a smart-city future solution for a better world today." Garden One is a project dedicated to creating more equity, inclusion and diversity through placemaking. The garden uses emerging technology to enhance human-centered design and helps make growing plants a mobile connected experience. Join Paige Dansinger, Founding Director of Better World Museum for this (45m) presentation on creating more inclusion, empathy, and a human-centered smart-city infrastructure in downtown Minneapolis. Garden One is a IoT Fuse Partnership Project.

Speakers
avatar for Paige Dansinger

Paige Dansinger

Artist, Gallery Paige


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

11:15am CDT

Get Connected! The Fastest Path to Cellular Connectivity: An Ecosystem for Developers
Limited Capacity seats available

The IoT eco-system is complicated, this session allows you to hear from a variety of industry leaders with different parts in the “IoT Solution”.  Learn from industry experts the fastest path to wireless connectivity. Our experts share the state of the market, and provide an open panel for you to “Ask the Experts”.

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Hart

Brandon Hart

Dir. Technical Business Dev., NimbeLink
Brandon has more than a decade of experience in the wireless industry, and has worked extensively with developers and engineers to aid in the successful development of M2M and IoT solutions. By combining his business experience with technical knowledge, Brandon is able to effectively... Read More →
avatar for Brian Taney

Brian Taney

CEO, GetWireless
Brian Taney is the CEO and Co-Founder of GetWireless. Brian oversees all sales, business development, and marketing efforts for GetWireless, a rapidly growing, award-winning, Value-Added Distributor of cutting-edge IoT Connectivity Solutions (MN FAST 50 and INC 5000). Brian has developed... Read More →
avatar for Max Widmer

Max Widmer

Senior Field Application Engineer, GetWireless
Max Widmer is a Senior Field Application Engineer who focuses on building cellular solutions with customers in the IoT space. As an experienced sales engineer, Maz has supported IoT applications all over the globe to integrate cellular, WiFi, Bluetooth, or ISM modules into their products... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 212 Minneapolis Convention Center
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

11:15am CDT

Getting Started with Android Things, Google’s Internet of Things Solution
Limited Capacity seats available

Android Things (previously Brillo) is an important component of Google’s Internet of Things (IoT) solution. This presentation will introduce Android Things: what it is, what it can do, and how it integrates with other Google products. The focus of this presentation will be how you can quickly start experimenting with, and developing IoT apps for, Android Things.

Android Things is a version of Android that is adapted for IoT applications. It runs on devices as small (and inexpensive) as the Raspberry Pi 3. Android Things supports many, but not all, Google APIs for Android. Further, it contains extensions that support IoT applications, such a peripheral I/O API; it can even run without a display.

When you leave this presentation, you should have enough information to install Android Things on your Raspberry Pi 3, or other supported device, and start developing apps to monitor and control your Internet of Things devices.

Speakers
avatar for Timothy J. Salo

Timothy J. Salo

CEO, Salo IT Solutions


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 208 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

11:15am CDT

IoT Without a Proprietary Cloud Service Provider
Limited Capacity seats available

Trying to resolved the complexity with all of the IoT platforms can be a daunting task.  Fortunately, it doesn't have to be.   Applying industry standard approaches to embedded products can make the IoT information flow open to a plethora of application platforms.   This session explores these methods to free the user from the handcuffs of proprietary services.

Speakers
avatar for Randall Restle

Randall Restle

VP, Applications Engineering, Digi-Key
Randall Restle, Vice President of Applications Engineering at Digi-Key Electronics is responsible for assessing, designing and directing a team of skilled application engineers, technicians and management personnel to lead Digi-Key’s technical strategy of serving customers in the... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 209 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

11:15am CDT

Microaggressions That Eliminate Inclusivity In The Technology Space
Limited Capacity seats available

This presentation will use virtual reality to show how microaggressions within the space are forcing women and people of color out of the field. Many technology spaces focus on diversity but they do not focus on inclusivity which is the bread and butter of most work groups. Many people don't know how to be inclusive so I will use virtual reality to not only provide examples but train them as well.

Speakers
avatar for Brianna McCullough

Brianna McCullough

Engineer, Target
Brianna McCullough is the authoritative force conquering dynamic duality as a engineer and founder of the lifestyle empowerment brand, Bri Limitless. In her daily mission to diversify the tech industry, the innovation leader and Detroit, Michigan native, resiliently shares her voice... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

11:15am CDT

Sensor Data for the Masses
Limited Capacity seats available

Sensor data comes in all shapes, sizes, units and methods.  Sense Ai is revolutionizing the personal and global relationship with technology by standardizing sensor measurements on mobile devices to create new sets of data.

Speakers
avatar for Ben Jordan

Ben Jordan

CEO, Sense AI, Inc.
Ben is a scientist and entrepreneur. His research is driven by fundamental improvements to methods for modeling, measuring, and estimating the behavior of a variety of physical (and often living) systems. He and his collaborators have published peer-reviewed articles, released open... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Applications & Analytics

11:15am CDT

The Connected World - LINK
Limited Capacity seats available

Your existing devices can only hold so much. The network can only reach so far. Link bridges these gaps in connectivity and capacity by housing your entire digital world in one ultra-portable, always-available device.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Bischof

Tim Bischof

Dir of Sales, Fasetto, LLC
Video, WIFI, IOT, Personal Cloud, Smart Storage, Flash


Thursday May 3, 2018 11:15am - 12:00pm CDT
MCC 210 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

1:00pm CDT

Understanding the Cellular Landscape for IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Why Cellular?  There is a massive opportunity across the cellular IoT landscape, and it is important to partner with the right company(ies) when embarking on and deploying a cellular IoT strategy/product.  

Folks should attend this session because:
  • They will learn how and why to move from 2G/3G to LTE and M technologies sooner than later
  • They will gain a much stronger understanding of cellular and how the landscape will evolve over the coming years.
  • The panel is going to be populated by very talented executives from industry leading companies
Take-Aways:
  1. A much greater understanding of whether, or not, cellular will work for them.
  2. That cellular truly is the best choice for IoT solution development and deployment.
  3. A firm understanding of all the available IoT connectivity technologies and how cellular may be the best for them, or not

Moderators
avatar for Scott Schwalbe

Scott Schwalbe

CEO, NimbeLink
As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporate vision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kurt Larson

Kurt Larson

CTO, NimbeLink
Kurt Larson is a strong technology leader and innovator with demonstrated ability to commercialize technologies that result in award-winning products. He is well recognized as an industry expert in IoT communications and embedded products. Kurt brings over 15 years of experience in... Read More →
avatar for STEVE MCCLUSKEY

STEVE MCCLUSKEY

Manager Solution Architect, Verizon Wireless
https://www.linkedin.com/company/verizon-wireless/
avatar for Josh Mickolio

Josh Mickolio

Product Manager, RF and Wireless, Digikey Corporation


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  Featured Session, Embedded & Connectivity

1:00pm CDT

21st Century Policing Challenges and Opportunities
Limited Capacity seats available

Policing has endured a number of challenges as law enforcement labors to create safer communities. In order to address changing expectations, to combat both existing and emerging criminal enterprises and to respond to additional service demands, law enforcement is in need of progressive technologies to advance its mission. Law enforcement leaders will rely heavily on the tech industry in the 21st Century to discover collaborative initiatives that will best keep communities safe.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Goldstein

Michael Goldstein

Police Chief and Public Safety Director, Plymouth Police Department
Last fall, I received an email from a resident who asked a poignant question about how our officers interact with the community. More specifically, the resident wanted to know about our department's training and what guarantees I could offer her family to ensure they would not fall... Read More →



Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • ORGANIZATION Plymouth Police Department

1:00pm CDT

AgGateway IoT and Precision Ag Applications and Standards Enabling Grain Traceability
Limited Capacity seats available

AgGateway is an agricultural business consortium of more than 200 member organizations, including equipment manufacturers, farmer cooperatives, software vendors, and manufacturers. For the last 5 years AgGateway has conducted several proof-of-concepts ranging from equipment level data capture, IoT for augers and moisture readings, and most recently Bluetooth Low Energy beacons and smart edge devices on the Raspberry Pi3 and Arduino to help publish 'TransferEvents' to a Cloud IoT platform. Blockchain has also been evaluated for its applicability. This presentation will recap the efforts to date, enhancements to existing standards, and the future roadmap. This is co-presented by Dr. Joe Tevis of Vis Consulting and Scott Nieman of Land O'Lakes.

Speakers
avatar for Scott T Nieman

Scott T Nieman

Enterprise Integration Architect, Land O'Lakes
Scott has been integrating systems for over 30 years, involved with various standards organizations for over 20 years, and is the Enterprise Integration Architect for Land O'Lakes for all lines of businesses. He is currently very active with the AgGateway agricultural standards organization... Read More →
avatar for Joe Tevis

Joe Tevis

President, Vis Consulting
Precision Agriculture, Data Standards for Agriculture, Traceability


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

1:00pm CDT

Corebot Self Driving Rovers
Limited Capacity seats available

The COREBOT is a self-driving, six-wheel drive rover and  a serious chunk of machinery. It weighs in at over 500 pounds and is approximately the size of a typical ATV. It is envisioned that the COREBOT will work as the core autonomous platform and power pack for a larger suite of products.  Data from drones and outputs from Azure Machine Learning in the cloud must be brought together and be shown on the ground, so operators can review and be sure the machine can do its work. Once the machine has the downloaded mission plan, it can use its local logic to do the work. While it’s running, informational messages, alarms, and data in near real-time needs to be sent back to remote operators and data logging systems.

Attend this session to learn more about how we are using Azure IoT services, Beckhoff Automation controller, and Windows 10 IoT Enterprise LTSB operating systems to fascinate the workflow communication to and from the rover. Learn why we envision Azure will enable us to keep building and extending the system as we find new opportunities and use cases for our machine. Learn what tools we are using to create a seamless and efficient workflow between drones, operators, machine learning, and swarms of rovers on the ground.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Kleinjan

Nick Kleinjan

Computer Programmer, DevMidwest LLC
I am an energetic, senior software developer / engineer with nearly 20 years of custom programming experience. I work directly or by contract for companies large and small. I have also worked corp-to-corp with recruiters in the past and welcome inquiries. I made a few bucks along... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Applications & Analytics

1:00pm CDT

Designing for the Next Wave of IoT: Examining Trends, Wireless Technologies and Lessons Learned
Limited Capacity filling up

What should you be aware of as you begin designing the next wave of IoT products? What trends are fading and which are heating up? What new wireless technologies are coming to the market place with performance, cost targets, and service plans that will drastically lower the threshold of viability of IoT products. What can we learn from the types of failures that have plagued the IoT industry.
Key Takeaways:
- An overview of emerging wireless technologies
- Appreciation for why IoT products fail in the marketplace
- A snapshot of important market trends that can make or break an IoT launch

Speakers
avatar for Kevin Eichhorst

Kevin Eichhorst

Digi International


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

1:00pm CDT

Integration of Connected Buildings and Customer Data
Limited Capacity seats available

Buildings consume almost half of the world’s energy and the majority of it can be attributed to heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems. The physical environment of a building greatly impacts the satisfaction, wellbeing, and performance of its occupants and operations. As such, Trane® believes buildings can provide a competitive advantage instead of simply a cost by minimizing energy consumption, increasing occupant comfort, and/or stabilizing manufacturing conditions. This reduces waste and provides sustainability, resulting in higher performing individuals and businesses with a greener environment.
 
As renewable energy sources become more prevalent, utilities need more ways to control both the generation and the consumption of power. This can be accomplished using a mix of proven technologies with untapped potential that shift or limit the consumption of power for things like HVAC, lighting, and pumping using technologies like thermal/ice storage, batteries, and power limiting.
 
In this presentation, you will hear from Stacy Fleenor, product owner, and David Holst, system architect, on how Trane is using technology and buildings expertise to deliver sustainable customer value. We will discuss some of the technical challenges that drive our solutions, along with real-life examples of how buildings can provide value to the electricity sector.

Speakers
avatar for David Holst

David Holst

Systems Architect, Trane
David Holst is a Systems Architect at Trane, responsible for the overall architecture and development efforts for Trane's Intelligent Services.


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

1:00pm CDT

LoRaTooth
Limited Capacity seats available

This interactive session will walk you through building connected devices using wifi, LoRa, and Bluetooth, and how to combine these wireless technologies in cost effective ways. Attendees will gain an understanding of platforms and protocols that fit into common design patterns for IoT projects, with a focus on open source tools, accessibility, and complexity management.

We'll go into detail by demonstrating wireless projects, with a focus on
  • specific hardware for wireless modules from various sources (Digikey, ebay, Aliexpress)
  • visualizing data using InfluxDB & Grafana
  • interfacing with other systems using Node-RED.
Topics: ESP8266/ESP32, Nordic nRF51822, RFM95W, MQTT, NodeRed, Raspberry Pi, InfluxDB, Grafana



Speakers
avatar for Eric Tsai

Eric Tsai

Firmware Engineer, 3M
Eric Tsai is an electrical engineer with an interest in microcontrollers, embedded systems, and connected devices. He is an avid maker of projects that focus on home automation and wireless sensors. He enjoys finding ways to integrate various open source tools into the stack of technologies... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 209 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

1:00pm CDT

Minnesota Autonomous Bus Pilot Project
Limited Capacity seats available

Autonomous Vehicle technology is rapidly developing around the world. Minnesota offers unique climate challenges that are much different from others currently testing these technologies. Deploying an AV pilot project in Minnesota will better position the state to influence national policy and prepare Minnesota transportation owners and stakeholders for the future. This talk will provide an overview of the Minnesota Autonomous Bus Pilot project.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Kronzer

Michael Kronzer

Intelligent Transportation Systems Project Manager, Minnesota DOT
MNDoT Connected & Automated Vehicles/Intelligent Transportation Systems.


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

1:00pm CDT

Securing Medical Devices for the IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Giving patients and their caregivers a way to monitor, measure and interact positively around treatment information in real-time offers an opportunity to collaborate in treatment decisions.  Getting the data from point A to B is the easy part. John will cover patterns for securing and managing devices with highly sensitive payloads.  

Speakers
avatar for John Bailey

John Bailey

CEO, DevMode, Inc.



Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 210 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

1:00pm CDT

Smart Technology for Energy Savings
Limited Capacity seats available

This session will address how technology can be applied to water treament to save enery and drive better efficiency using  a fast-to-deploy decentralized and packaged water and wastewater treatment solution. 

Speakers
avatar for Mario Coviello

Mario Coviello

Principal Engineer, Fluence Corporation


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 212 Minneapolis Convention Center
  Session, Applications & Analytics

1:00pm CDT

Surveying Farms and Orchards with Computer Vision
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk, I will give an overview of our work on computer vision based surveying of farms and orchards using aerial and ground imagery.


http://rsn.cs.umn.edu/index.php/Orchard_Monitoring

Speakers
avatar for Volkan Isler

Volkan Isler

University of Minnesota


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 208 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

1:00pm CDT

Transforming Farm Operations with iQuatic
Limited Capacity seats available

iQuatic™ is a mobile data application that syncs to a live farm operations dashboard providing real-time insights and predictive analytics. The tool allows for greater decision making on what is occurring within your farm by capturing data such as animal size, dissolved oxygen levels, and weather into models to solve challenging questions or problems. As the iQuatic™ application records more data, the models learn more about the animal operations to help improve decision-making. As a result, these models help inform decisions that improve harvest results, decrease input costs and run operations more efficiently.

Speakers
avatar for Pat Josephson

Pat Josephson

Product & Data Science Director, Cargill
Pat works in Digital Insights, a newly formed technology business within Cargill's Animal Nutrition Enterprise. Digital Insights is focused on delivering digital transformation to our customers across the animal feed and production supply chain. Pat leads a team of Product Managers... Read More →
avatar for Steve Kickert

Steve Kickert

VP of Technology, Cargill
Steve's current focus is leading technology and engineering within two Cargill businesses that are focused on digitalization of Animal Nutrition and Animal Production. He has a passion for applying technologyto solve the problems in agriculture. He has over 30 years of building and... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
MCC 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Applications & Analytics

1:00pm CDT

Start-Up Zone Open House
Limited Capacity seats available

We are looking for startups operating within the Internet of Things arena, and will provide a table, as well as an opportunity to meet and mingle with investors and potential customers interested in the IoT space. There is no additional charge for participating as a startup – we just ask that you fill out the form below and purchase a regular price entry ticket at www.iotfuse.com for our May 3rd, 2018 IoT Fuse Conference.



Companies Included:
https://teqnizan.com/
https://www.habitaware.com/
http://collaborantsolutions.com/
https://entrigna.com/
https://atmosphereiot.com/
https://www.macchina.cc/
https://www.75f.io/
http://www.flarean.com/
https://thevitalsapp.com/


Speakers
avatar for Douglas M. Ramler

Douglas M. Ramler

Gray Plant Mooty
Doug Ramler represents start-up and emerging companies in organizational, venture finance, governance, and contractual matters. His clients operate in a variety of industries including software, e-commerce, and health care. Doug has served as a director or officer of numerous early-stage... Read More →



Thursday May 3, 2018 1:00pm - 4:15pm CDT
Seasons Room Minneapolis Convention Center
  Session, Business Operations

2:15pm CDT

Arrow Retail IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

Description:  Key takeaways from this session will include:  
 
  • What the business value is that IoT implementations are driving today?
  • How IoT engineering services is a must in leveraging the various complex ecosystems and technology stacks to produce successful outcomes?
  • Identifying key retail IoT use cases to enhance the customer experience

Speakers
avatar for Jeth Harbinson

Jeth Harbinson

Global Practice Lead, Internet of Things (IoT) Retail, Arrow Electronics
As the Global Practice Lead, Internet of Things (IoT) Retail at Arrow Electronics, Jeth is a member of the Arrow IoT team leading consultative enterprise hardware, software and services solutions. Arrow IoT provides world class support with product/device hardware design, connectivity... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403

2:15pm CDT

Transforming Applications and Analytics using Microsoft Azure IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

The history of IoT has been riddled with complexity - from connecting devices at the edge, to getting the data into a cloud based data respository, to finally using that data to drive intelligent applications through a great user experience, analytics and now predictive and prescriptive efficiency with machine learning.    This session will talk about the key components and how this is now easy when you use the right tools and platforms.  The session will include real world examples. 

Speakers
avatar for Ranga Vadlamudi

Ranga Vadlamudi

Principal Program Manager for Azure IoT, Microsoft
https://twitter.com/rangavadlamudi


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Featured Session, Applications & Analytics

2:15pm CDT

Artificial Intelligence and TeleHealth
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we will see how Artificial Intelligence is changing the medical diagnostic industry. A few telemedicine platforms are already using predictive analytics to reduce bottle necks and improve patient flow. This session will explore how virtuwell, a leading telemedicine platform from St. Paul, is using forecasting and prediction algorithms to analyze patient data and do systematic follow ups, connecting patients with the right clinician at the right time. Using the latest technology telemedicine environments are now funneling more relevant data to electronic medical records, leading to a reduction in total healthcare cost and helping doctors to spend more time with their patients.
With AI algorithms clinicians can already diagnose, monitor and treat diabetic retinopathy remotely via telemedicine. Infusing telemedicine platforms with machine learning algorithms will mean better diagnoses with less human effort not only on acute conditions but also on some chronic conditions. We will look to the future of AI in the telemedicine industry. We will analyze why we need to work on leveraging machine learning to route the answer set from patients to the clinician with the best outcomes for a patient’s symptoms instead of just sending them to the first doctor available. We will also see who is working on Smart IOT machines that will decrease the cost of delivering healthcare services while improving quality of life for patients.

Speakers
avatar for Senthil Kumaran

Senthil Kumaran

CTO, virtuwell
Senthil Kumaran is currently serving as Senior Manager Web and Mobile Services for Virtuwell, a HealthPartners company. He is a pragmatic leader, architect, designer and developer in Web and Mobile technology in developing Internet, e-commerce, and multi tier client server applications... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

2:15pm CDT

Building Blocks for the Internet of Things
Limited Capacity seats available

Internet of Things (IoT) projects follow a common technological paradigm: intelligent devices, seamlessly connected to the Internet, enable remote services and provide actionable data.  This session provides insight into the building blocks associated with this paradigm and discusses the best ways to leverage these building blocks required to assemble distributed systems of devices and sensors which are effectively connected to IT infrastructures.

Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 208 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

2:15pm CDT

Data Privacy and Security for IoT–Risk Factor or Competitive Advantage?
Limited Capacity seats available

For IOT to succeed it must overcome the fear and uncertainty regarding consumer privacy and data security. In this session an experienced data privacy lawyer will provide an overview of the legal landscape in the United States and Europe with special attention on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) due to take effect in the EU May 25. Each attendee will receive a free copy of A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security and a Data Breach toolkit.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

Gray Plant Mooty
Michael Cohen possesses over 30 years of experience advising clients on legal matters involving intellectual property with special expertise related to information technology, data protection, privacy, and security. Michael previously served as local chair of the International Association... Read More →
avatar for Amanda McAllister

Amanda McAllister

Gray Plant Mooty
Amanda McAllister assists clients on matters pertaining to trademark, copyright, data privacy, intellectual property, and technology licensing and commercial agreements. Amanda is a frequent author on  legal issues related to emerging technologies.


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

2:15pm CDT

Executives just don't understand! Bridging the gap between connected products and connected business
Limited Capacity seats available

The communication breakdown between executives and innovation leaders can land connected product initiatives in the "nice to have" instead of the "need to have" prioritization of strategic initiatives, or worse, be sent to the land of misfit Proof of Concept projects. Join this session to observe and understand ways to bridge the communication divide by building a meaningful connected business conversation with executive leadership.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Nowlin

Jennifer Nowlin

Principal Consultant, Accredent


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

2:15pm CDT

Intelligent Buildings: Adoption Successes and Challenges
Limited Capacity seats available

HGA designs solutions that help building owners and operators achieve their business objectives and deliver value to building occupants through solutions that provide comfort and wellbeing through seamless interactions with technology. We've witnessed and led the trend toward more integrated buildings that provide improved automation and situational awareness through increased connectivity of systems and the use of big data tools for producing actionable insight to all stakeholders who interact with the building. Best practices for intelligent buildings are still being established, and as IoT adoption increases there are many opportunities to overcome current roadblocks by challenging the status quo and disrupting established technologies and markets. This session will explore the current state of the intelligent buildings industry, share examples of successful projects, and confront the challenges that represent opportunities for IoT designers and innovators.

Speakers

Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

2:15pm CDT

Keeping IoT Secure: Preempting Emerging Cyber Attacks of Tomorrow
Limited Capacity seats available

1. Our solution addresses the challenge of growing IoT cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities
2. Rambus IoT Security Service is truly differentiated as it offers a complete turnkey device to a cloud solution.
3. Our presentation will walk the audience through the three-step approach for IoT Security that can be easily implemented, maintained and upgraded to meet the evolving cyber challenges of tomorrow.

Speakers
avatar for Asaf Ashkenazi

Asaf Ashkenazi

Vice President of Product Management, Rambus Cryptography Research


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 209 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

2:15pm CDT

Making the Choice to Change
Limited Capacity seats available

The journey to a successful IoT product can be rocky and filled with unexpected missteps - most being preventable. We've ridden the ups and downs with our clients, learned with them, and drawn on our experience to focus on the choices that matter most. Knowing the territory and choosing to focus on what will be most effective, instead of what feels most familiar, leads to aligning teams, delivering products, and getting them successfully to market. We’ll take you through a few case studies to share our tips such as what engagement model to use, what a team model looks like for IoT, and where saving money matters most. You'll leave with strategic recommendations and practical tips you can immediately apply to your own connected products.

Speakers
avatar for Alex Jantz

Alex Jantz

Data Solutions Architect, OST
Alex Jantz is a Data Solutions Architect at OST in Grand Rapids. He specializes in designing and building cloud IoT solutions. He started his career as an Electrical Engineer consulting in Aerospace for Boeing and Airbus. He eventually made the move to software and joined OST in 2012... Read More →
avatar for Christy Ennis Kloote

Christy Ennis Kloote

Director of Product Design, OpenDigital of OST
Christy is a Director of Product Design for OpenDigital, the digital consultancy of OST. She is an eternal optimist with a high capacity for details. Her background in Industrial Design, drives her to seek out and understand a consumer's needs and answer them in the execution of the... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

2:15pm CDT

Retrain Your Brain
Limited Capacity seats available

Building hardware is a journey.
From idea to market, there are a dozen paths to take. We'll share the paths we took to move from idea to launch, to generate demand, and to come to market on a limited budget. We'll also share common manufacturing pitfalls and how we dealt with or avoided them.

About HabitAware:
HabitAware.com is a HAX hardware accelerator program alumnus that is helping people with mental health disorders take control, including one of their founders! Our flagship invention, Keen, is aimed at the 30+ million Americans for whom compulsive hair pulling, skin picking, nail biting, nose picking, thumb sucking & other body focused repetitive behaviors are a life-altering issue. Keen is a smart bracelet that a user trains for the specific movement of the unwanted behaviors. When Keen senses a match, it vibrates to bring the user to awareness so they can affect change.

Speakers:
Sameer Kumar, HabitAware CEO
Aneela Idnani, HabitAware President/Marketing Director

Speakers
avatar for Aneela Idnani

Aneela Idnani

Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead, HabitAware
Aneela Idnani is Cofounder & Marketing/Design Lead at HabitAware. HabitAware is a Minneapolis-based mental health tech startup and 2018 TIME Magazine Best Invention. HabitAware's flagship product, Keen, is a smart bracelet designed to help people overcome body focused repetitive behaviors (BFRB). Having grown up with hair pulling disorder (also known as tricho... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 212 Minneapolis Convention Center
  Session, Business Operations

2:15pm CDT

Self Sustainable IoT Devices Using Ambient Energy
Limited Capacity seats available

Today’s ultra low-power sensors and wireless modules not only allow batteries to last longer but also make completely self-sustaining IoT devices possible. This presentation will overview energy harvesting methods including photovoltaic, piezoelectric, thermoelectric, and RF with a focus on indoor ambient light collection. Practical applications and a comparison to conventional battery solutions will also be discussed. An indoor solar-powered Bluetooth sensor will be used as an example and demonstration.

Speakers
avatar for Sam Jones

Sam Jones

R&D Engineer, PowerFilm Solar Inc
I am interested in making the IoT more energy efficient by developing unconventional ways to power IoT devices. PowerFilm manufactures thin film flexible solar modules capable of harvesting indoor artificial light.


Thursday May 3, 2018 2:15pm - 3:00pm CDT
MCC 210 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity
  • Host Organization IoT Fuse
  • Audience Energy
  • ORGANIZATION PowerFilm Solar

3:30pm CDT

6 Ways to Make Money in IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

In many ways, IoT is still in it’s Wild West age where product creators are figuring out how to get viable connected devices to market - and then how to monetize it. At Particle, we support companies of all sizes in getting their IoT solutions from prototype to production and learned many lessons along the way. I’ll share six patterns we’ve identified in creating value with your IoT product along with key case studies. We’ll look at key areas where industry leaders are proving their return on investment with IoT solutions for their business and customers. You’ll walk away with key actions to apply to your IoT product. 

Speakers
avatar for Will Hart

Will Hart

General Manager, Prototyping, Particle
Will is the General Manager of the Developer Tools team at Particle. As GM, he touches all elements of the business, including product development, manufacturing, operations, customer support, marketing, and community engagement. Will joined Particle as an intern in 2012, and has... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 200 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403
  Featured Session, Business Operations

3:30pm CDT

Cellular and LPWAN Connectivity in IoT: Current and Future State
Limited Capacity seats available

Data transportation options for companies deploying connected solutions are multiplying as new communication protocols such as LTE-M1, NB-IoT, LoRa, Sigfox and others come online. Jake will walk you through Arrow's Electronics' view of the current and future states of hardware options, network deployment, and possible solutions to simplify your technology decision-making process.

Speakers
avatar for Jacob Harris

Jacob Harris

Director Arrow Connectivity Services, Arrow Electronics


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 208 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

3:30pm CDT

Full Stack - From Start Up to Scale Up
Limited Capacity seats available

The City of Saint Paul has a rich history of partnering with businesses, entrepreneurs, and educators to drive solutions to difficult problems which benefit the quality of life for its residents and visitors.   This session will focus on the City of Saint Paul's Initiative on Supporting Tech and Innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Kylle Jordan

Kylle Jordan

Economic Development Program Specialist, Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development
After earning multiple masters degrees at the University of Denver, Kylle Jordan spent five years in both private and public sector roles, including several years with the Canadian Trade Commissioner Service. Currently, Jordan coordinates and promotes DEED’s Business Development... Read More →
avatar for Marcq Sung

Marcq Sung

Director of Business Development, City of Saint Paul
avatar for Tarek Tomes

Tarek Tomes

Chief Innovation Officer, Office of Technology and Communications, City of Saint Paul
Tarek Tomes spent over a decade in the private sector and five years at MN.IT before transitioning to the City of Saint Paul, where he is currently the Chief Innovation Officer.Prior to his current role, Tomes received his bachelor’s degree in information technology management from... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 201 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

3:30pm CDT

Ice Resurfacing Just Got a Whole Lot Smarter
Limited Capacity seats available

Zamboni has a 70 year legacy of innovation as the industry leader in ice
resurfacing. In November of 2017, the Zamboni Connect™ System introduced the first IoT-
connected ice resurfacing application based on real-time diagnostics of operator and resurfacer
performance. The ice business is notoriously difficult with high costs related to equipment
maintenance and utilities being an ever-present challenge. The ability to monitor energy and
water consumption and other variables during resurfacing provides a new vantage point to save
valuable resources and improve the bottom line and ice quality.

In this session we will review key attributes of a smart Zamboni ice resurfacing machine:
·         Valuable data for single machine facilities or across an entire fleet
·         A complete dashboard of maintenance activities and diagnostics
·         Predictive maintenance to monitor performance metrics and trends
·         A connected resource for remote monitoring via a cloud-based mobile app

Speakers
avatar for Julian Gardner

Julian Gardner

Senior Research Engineer, Zamboni
https://www.linkedin.com/in/julian-gardner-42540040/


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 204 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

3:30pm CDT

IoT Monetization and Blockchain: Enduring Marriage or Quick Divorce?
Limited Capacity seats available

Learning Objective / Description
Show me the money!   IoT is about providing valued digital services, but how do we do that?  Many businesses are finding themselves asking that exact question.  Join me for an interactive session as I share an IoT monetization framework, share with you some use cases and ideas and end with a discussion on Blockchain. 
Blockchain is a unique approach to automatically verifying the authenticity of transactions in a system. It has typically been associated with BitCoin and the financial markets, but does it make sense for IoT? Can the current technology be used to verify IoT transactions and make money at the same time? 
 
Who should Attend
Technical and business individuals interested in learned more about IoT monetization and blockchain. This is not meant to be comprehensive, but act as an introduction and start a conversation. Padawans and Jedi's are both welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Sean Otto

Sean Otto

VP of Analytics, Cyient
Sean has been delivering and leading advanced analytics projects for the past 10 years in the high tech and manufacturing industries, with a specific focus on bringing the right insights to the right people at the right time. He's an avid psychologist gone engineer / techno geek with... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 212 Minneapolis Convention Center
  Session, Business Operations

3:30pm CDT

IoT Security Technology
Limited Capacity seats available

In this talk we discuss the importance of computing-oriented security approach for IoT security, and present a solution called Relational Crypto (RC). Some detailed components of RC are described. An RC implementation in LLVM for C/C++ software protection is presented and demonstrated with sample code snippet. The talk is concluded with RC applications in the security of IoT systems.

Speakers
avatar for Yongxin Zhou

Yongxin Zhou

Founder, MathShield Technologies LLC
Dr. Zhou is the founder of MathShield Technologies LLC, an information security company providing advanced tools, solutions and services to safeguard the integrity and confidentiality of software applications and information as it flows and rests in and between systems. Its flagship... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 210 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

3:30pm CDT

IoT/RFID: Locating, Counting and Analyzing Things Remotely
Limited Capacity seats available

RFID technology has evolved to the point where many items, especially in retail apparel, have the technology attached to the item so creating a correct inventory of the collection of items can be done electronically. With GS1 standard encoding, each item can be serialized creating the ability to track specific items and their attributes such as size, style, color, location, time on shelf and expiration date. While RFID is mainly used in settings using handheld readers which require people to do the scanning, IoT technology provides the ability to collect RFID data remotely. The session will cover basic RFID information, an IoT approach to collecting the RFID data, the advantages of IoT data collection over humans, and unique metrics and analytics that deliver superior supply chain business insights.

Speakers
avatar for Harley Feldman

Harley Feldman

Co-Founder and CMO, Seeonic, Inc.
I have been an entrepreneur in the RFID industry for 13 years. Having developed RFID technology and having served on several national standards committees, I have extensive experience in the use of RFID technology in several applications and industries. My company, Seeonic, developed... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 209 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Embedded & Connectivity

3:30pm CDT

Old Escalators/Equipment provide actionable data
Limited Capacity seats available

Faced with aging infrastructure and a 25 year old building we had no way to obtain data from our escalators. We had no way to track downtime or what caused it. We could add sensors into the escalators but with safety restrictions we did not want to overhead of recertifying. By adding sensors to track power status of these escalators we were quickly able to understand and track outages. Using Microsoft PowerApps, Logic Apps, Azure Functions, Stream Analytics, Service Bus, Flow, Azure SQL, Azure IOT, a simple app was created to allow our engineering team to see status in real time. Reports can now be run that validate downtime. We also integrated the status into our wayfinding API so we can redirect guests in real-time to operating equipment.

Speakers
avatar for Janette Smrcka

Janette Smrcka

IT Director, Mall of America


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 203 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

3:30pm CDT

Process Efficiency using Wireless Connectivity
Limited Capacity seats available

Emerson Automation Solutions is a leader in helping businesses automate their production, processing and distribution facilities in key industries. Running a process operation means constant pressure to cut costs, increase output, reduce energy use and emissions, and improve safety — all while managing increasingly complex operations.

Speakers
avatar for David Gustofson

David Gustofson

Global Wireless Applications Business Development Manager, Emerson Automation Solutions
As a BDM for the wireless group within Emerson Automation Solutions, David is responsible for supporting and growing wireless adoption in the chemical industry. Wireless has become a key enabler of the Internet of Things & Industry 4.0 and is central to a successful Pervasive Sensing... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 206 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Applications & Analytics

3:30pm CDT

Recognizing Business Goals Through IoT
Limited Capacity seats available

The advantages you have today will be replaced by innovation tomorrow.
We all know innovation can change how you execute your business strategy. But, innovation or specifically IoT are not strategies.
My presentation will focus on the ""why"" and ""what"" should be driving your IoT initiatives. I will provide real use cases on how companies are leveraging IoT to serve business goals and strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Rod Landers

Rod Landers

Rodney Landers believes that technology should integrate seamlessly and transparently in to everyday life. He has been in the M2M/IoT area for over 20 years, and in addition to holding several patents, he is a serial entrepreneur. His works, such as an automatic landing system for... Read More →
avatar for David Vandekieft

David Vandekieft

VP Technical Sales, Lab651
My connected career started in 2001 on a project for OnStar. I lead an initiative and team that developed the data routing mechanism for vehicle accident data to speed up emergency response time. Since then I have spearheaded hundreds of initiatives that have helped companies realize... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 202 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA

3:30pm CDT

Startup Panel Discussion: I Have a Great Idea - Now What Do I Do?
Limited Capacity seats available

This panel discussion will cover everything you need to know about doing a start-up.  We are looking for startups operating within the Internet of Things arena and will provide a table, as well as an opportunity to meet and mingle with investors and potential customers interested in the IoT space. There is no additional charge for participating as a startup – we just ask that you fill out the form below and purchase a regular price entry ticket at www.iotfuse.com for our May 3rd, 2018 IoT Fuse Conference.

Speakers
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Scott Nelson

VP of Product, Digi International
For almost 30 years Scott Nelson has led product development and entrepreneurial business growth as both a technology and business leader.
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Douglas M. Ramler

Gray Plant Mooty
Doug Ramler represents start-up and emerging companies in organizational, venture finance, governance, and contractual matters. His clients operate in a variety of industries including software, e-commerce, and health care. Doug has served as a director or officer of numerous early-stage... Read More →
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Scott Schwalbe

CEO, NimbeLink
As Co-Founder and CEO of NimbeLink, Scott has a long history of building profitable businesses and successful teams. In his role at NimbeLink, he is responsible for corporate vision, strategy, and the overall leadership of the company. Prior to founding NimbeLink in May of 2013, Scott... Read More →
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Steve Washburn

CEO, Prevent Biometrics
Steve is Founder and CEO of Prevent Biometrics, a Cleveland Clinic spin-off. Prevent has developed technology that detects concussion causing impacts in sports , allowing athletic trainers and coaches to monitor athletes in real time on the field of play. Steve has over 25 years of... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 205 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA
  Session, Business Operations

3:30pm CDT

Stealing Data (In a Good Way!) to Own the Customer Relationship
Limited Capacity seats available

In a world moving to an "as-a-Service" model, those that own the customer relationship will be disproportionately rewarded.  This talk walks through examples where a newcomer has used technology to own customer relationships and how owning those relationship become the keys to long-term success.  

Speakers
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Jim Abercrombie

President, Trek10, Inc.
Jim is the President of Trek10, an AWS Consulting and Managed Services Partner that specializes in serverless computing and the AWS IOT Platform. As President, Jim helps customers consider how the Internet of Things will will impact their businesses and helps them execute IOT initiatives.Jim... Read More →


Thursday May 3, 2018 3:30pm - 4:15pm CDT
MCC 207 1301 2nd Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55403, USA