IoT Implementation Forum 2020
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Tuesday, June 23


Research/Analyst Presentation - The State of IoT
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Jennifer Fritzsche

Managing Director, Wells Fargo Securities

Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am



Gaurav Kohli

Chief Technology Officer, Fox Rent-A-Car Inc.
Gaurav Kohli is a serial entrepreneur with 4 successful startup exits. In 2011, he founded the first peer to peer car sharing marketplace and platform JustShareIt Inc., worked with 3 states (California, Oregon, Washington) to fix the legislation, raised two rounds of investments prior... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2020 9:30am - 10:00am


Mastering IoT Success: Experts Weigh In
When it comes to IoT implementations, the variation in technology options and use cases is staggering—with no one-size-fits-all formula for success. In this panel discussion, early IoT adopters will share their organization’s digital transformation journey, how they managed the integration (especially with legacy systems) and their insights for achieving success with the IoT.
  • What are the factors to be considered when choosing an IoT solution in order to secure the best chances of success?
  • How can the cloud be employed to ease the integration of data and workflow processes?
  • What are some of the best practices that have been identified for managing the integration piece of an IoT implementation?
  • And what the strategies for executing on an IoT Implementation to ensure it delivers the anticipated benefit and return on investment?

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Steven Bonitz

Director of Connected Solutions, Verizon Wireless
Steve Bonitz is a Director of Connected Solutions that is responsible for helping manufacturers leverage wireless technology to help improve operational efficiencies & build new revenue streams. Steve and his team help organizations implement 4G LTE & 5G strategies across multiple... Read More →
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Edward Davis

Head of Digital Partnerships, GE Current

Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:00am - 10:45am


Coffee Break
Tuesday June 23, 2020 10:45am - 11:15am



Case Study Presentation #1 - Manufacturing
Tuesday June 23, 2020 11:45am - 12:15pm


Tuesday June 23, 2020 12:15pm - 1:30pm


Case Study: The Changing Workplace & Future of AI in Heavy Industries
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John Fremont

Co-Founder & Chief AI Officer, Hypergiant
John Fremont is an entrepreneur, technology philosopher, influencer, and business strategist. He is the co-founder and Chief Artificial Intelligence Officer at Hypergiant Industries. Previously he was a Managing Director and the Artificial Intelligence Lead for Accenture and the Global... Read More →
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Andy Rector

Vice President of Digital Services, GE Aviation
Andy Rector is a Vice President of Digital Services at GE Aviation. He has worked in the area of flight analytics and flight safety for over 10 years, and joined GE in 2012 as part of the acquisition of Austin Digital, Inc. He has extensive experience in creating and supporting flight... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2020 1:30pm - 2:00pm



IoT Innovations: What’s Next & What It Means for You
As the IoT gains momentum, organizations are beginning to look for what’s next in the way of enabling technologies and solutions – from 5G to machine learning and AI and more. This panel explores the innovations coming and what the implications are for IoT implementers.
  • What are some of the most critical new developments for the IoT coming in the next few years and what will be the early use cases?
  • Where are technologies like 5G and machine learning in the adoption cycle and when will they be ready for prime time?
  • How should companies with IoT implementations best future-proof their systems in order to take advantages of new innovations as they reach the market?


Tuesday June 23, 2020 2:30pm - 3:15pm


Networking Break
Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:15pm - 3:45pm


Case Study: Unlocking Smart Apartments With AWS IoT Core
Klika Tech, an IoT and Cloud products and solutions developer, collaborated with Quext, a technology subsidiary of property owner and developer Madera Residential, to create an IoT-powered solution for reducing costly, multi-unit property management inefficiencies. An integration of custom hardware, software and Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT Core became the foundation for an entirely new approach to streamlining property management. A custom thermostat was developed to enable wireless monitoring and control of each unit’s climate, but also became the gateway for remote control of smart apartment solutions, including smart locks. The platform leverages LoRa low-power wide-area network technology to transmit data and traffic routing between apartments, and ultimately unites all the maintenance and service data in a property management back-end.

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Gennadiy Borisov

President & Co-CEO, Klika Tech, Inc.
Gennadiy M. Borisov is President and Co-CEO of Klika Tech, Inc. With more than 25 years’ experience in management, operations, product development and sales, Gennadiy leads Klika Tech co-creating end-to-end IoT hardware, embedded, and software solutions for startups, mid-level enterprises... Read More →
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Tray Johnson

Vice President of Innovation, Quext LLC
Tray Johnson is Vice President of Innovation at Quext, a technology subsidiary of Madera Residential. Tray develops and refines solutions that drive value and efficiency for multifamily communities, empower front-line employees and improve resident experience. With some 15 years... Read More →

Tuesday June 23, 2020 3:45pm - 4:15pm


Sponsored Panel
Tuesday June 23, 2020 4:15pm - 5:00pm


Tuesday June 23, 2020 5:15pm - 6:30pm


VIP IoT Leaders Dinner
Tuesday June 23, 2020 7:30pm - 9:30pm
Wednesday, June 24


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Daniel Elizalde

VP, Head of IoT for North America, Ericsson
Daniel Elizalde heads the D-15 IoT Studio at Ericsson in Silicon Valley. He has 20 years of experience in managing the complete lifecycle of IoT products in many industries, including manufacturing, automotive, and renewable energy.Before joining Ericsson, Elizalde worked as an IoT... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2020 9:00am - 9:30am


5G is Here & It’s Going to Transform the IoT
With a major rollout of 5G networks coming this year, enterprises are likely to be among the first to take advantage of the capabilities. The improvements in speed, latency, and capacity, as well as 5G’s ability to support edge analytics, are expected to significantly accelerate Industrial IoT implementations and create the potential for new revenue streams.
  • How will 5G transform the Industrial IoT?
  • What will be some of the first use cases for 5G in the Industrial IoT?
  • But wait, what about Wi-Fi 6?

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Tony Batalla

CTO & Head of IT, City of San Leandro
Mr. Tony Batalla is Chief Technology Officer at the City of San Leandro, California. He has helped launch a 10 gigabit internet connection at City Hall and a free, public Wi-Fi system utilizing the City’s fiber optics network. He oversees all aspects of technology, including infrastructure... Read More →
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Stephan Noller

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Chris Pearson

President, 5G Americas
Chris Pearson is the President of 5G Americas. In his executive role, he is responsible for the overall planning of the organization and providing management for the integration of strategy and operations in the areas of technology, marketing, public relations and regulatory affairs.Mr... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2020 9:30am - 10:15am


Coffee Break
Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:15am - 10:45am


Sponsor Keynote
Wednesday June 24, 2020 10:45am - 11:15am


IoT Infrastructure: Getting it Right
An IoT infrastructure is made up of four basic elements: sensors/devices, network connectivity, data processing, user interface. And many applications employ an IoT platform, an integrated system to bring devices online and securely manage them. But despite the relative simplicity, there are numerous considerations in the evaluation and selection of the individual components in order to design a system that works optimally.
  • The reality is that in many IoT implementations, organizations are dealing with legacy components, how does that factor into the design of the infrastructure?
  • What are some of the best practices for developing IoT system requirements?
  • And what are the considerations in selecting an IoT platform?

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Steve Caudill

Director, Agriculture Sector & FARM/FLEET Platform Manager, CNH Industrial
More than 30 years of software development, project management, systems architecture and executive leadership in startups to the fortune 500 across a wide variety of industries has lead Steve to...tractors. Yep, Steve gets to lead an IoT, big data, analytics, cloud, connected vehicles... Read More →
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Keshav Gupta

Managing Principal & Global Smart Cities Leader, EPAM Systems
Keshav is currently the Managing Principal and Global Smart Cities Leader with EPAM Systems where he focuses on providing Advisory and Technology Consulting Services to a broad spectrum of clients. Prior to this role, he worked as a FUSE Fellow and Smart City IoT Leader for the City... Read More →
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Eric Helin

Senior Manager, Innovation, Exelon
Eric Helin is a Senior Manager of Innovation in the Corporate Strategy, Innovation & Sustainability group at Exelon. His team’s mission is to solve high value business challenges with the use of emerging technology that is scalable across the enterprise.  And, establish and execute... Read More →

Wednesday June 24, 2020 11:15am - 12:00pm


Case Study Presentation #4 - Manufacturing
Wednesday June 24, 2020 12:00pm - 12:30pm


Closing Remarks
Wednesday June 24, 2020 12:30pm - 12:40pm