Internet of Things Forum
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Every business vertical is now using the Internet of Things in some form or fashion to improve production and profitability. IoT is not being driven solely by consumers. Traditional businesses and old-line manufacturing companies are now implementing IoT processes and equipment at a faster rate of adoption than originally forecasted. Greater use of this technology in automobiles, online banking, manufacturing, and retail are just a few examples of how dominant IOT has become in the world of business today. Tech Titans plans to build a program using a network of industry experts to share ideas, exchange information, identify solutions and promote the understanding and implementation of the Internet of Things (IoT) in North Texas.
To position North Texas as a global hub for the IoT innovation.
The Tech Titans IoT Forum will serve business, technology and academic communities through programs that grow and influence a deeper understanding of IoT business value, applications, and use cases. We will promote market opportunities for enterprise through education, technology integration and the recruitment of business stakeholders.
The IoT forum meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8 am - 9 am at UT Design. (Members only)
IoT Roundtable Breakfast Series (held the 4th Thursday of every month, 7:30 am- 9 am)
Thursday, Feb. 23 | 7:30 - 9 am
The University of Texas at Dallas
Synergy Park North (SPN) building- Seminar room SPN 1.121
3000 Waterview Parkway, Richardson, TX 75080
$10 members | $20 non-members
"Avoiding pitfalls of IoT implementations"
Featuring Mahesh Ramu, Vice President, IoT Strategy and Operations, Plasma
Implementing end-to-end IoT solutions presents multi-faceted challenges. Delivering on a typical IoT engagement involves working with multiple entities: the physical world, unsophisticated devices, hardware, wireless technologies, software (off-the-shelf, and custom-developed), and people. It is useful to be aware of some of the common pitfalls of IoT implementations. In this monthly IoT Forum Breakfast Series discussion, find out some of the lessons learned to avoid the “gotchas” of IoT implementations.
January 26- "Driving innovation in retail with IoT"
Presented by: Scott Emmons, Head of Innovation Lab, Neiman Marcus
January 28- " Low Power Wide Area Networks – Exciting Possibilities for Smart Cities"
Presented by: Ed Hightower, Technical Solutions Manager at IoT and Beyond
click here to view Ed's video presentation.
February 25- "Blockchain Technologies"
Presented by: Tim Lackey, First Choice Communications & Westley Lackey, BridgeIDentity.com
March 24- "Distributed Sensor Networks and Machine Learning for Smart Cities Applications"
Presented by: Dr. David Lary, adjunct professor at UTD
April 28-"Oncor's transition to data & analytics"
Presented by: Mark Carpenter, Sr. Vice President, Transmission & Distribution Operations at Oncor
May 26- "Getting started with industrial IoT- a fortune 10 case study"
Presented by: Pieter Van Schalkwyk,Founder & CEO, XMPro
click here to view Pieter's presentation.
June 23- "A different approach to IoT- Use cases driving business"
Presented by: Kevin Castillo, Vice President-Sales, Hitachi Consulting
Click here to view Kevin's presentation
July 28- " IoT and Digitization of UT Dallas"
Presented by: Scott Willett, Associate Vice President, UT Dallas Office of Information Technology
Sept. 22- " Road to 5G-an evolution of networks and platforms for IoT"
Presented by: Bob Gessel, Head of Technology Strategy & Portfolio Development, Ericsson
Oct. 27- "Light up Dallas: A smart cities plan for the future"
Thomas Bamonte, Program Manager, Automated Vehicles, North Central Texas Council of Governments
Dr. Brenda Connor, Head of Smart Cities and Intelligent Transportation Systems, Ericsson
Jennifer Sanders, Executive Director and Co-Founder, Dallas Innovation Alliance
John Levis, Senior Client Principal- Strategy & Innovation, Deloitte
Jori Mendel, Strategic Alliances Lead- Smart Cities & IoT, AT&T
Nov. 17- "Unlocking the potential of IT & OT Convergence"
Presented by: Sam Cessna, VP of Sales, PTC-ThingWorx
Feb. 26, 2015- "What is IoT"
Presented by: Pete DeNagy, Managing Principal & President, Accommence Advisors
June 19th, 2015 - IoT Symposium :"The Connected Oil & Gas Field"
Presented by: Lance White, Petrocloud; John Krachenfels, AT&T; Jeff Smith, Numerex ; Dilip Sarangan, Compass Intelligence; Ram Mistry, Verizon
Click here to view Ram Mistry's presentation
click here to view Jeff Smith's presentation
click here to view John Krachenfels's presentation
For IoT Forum leadership or sponsorship opportunities, please contact Paul Bendel, Senior VP or call 972-792-2854.
Prospective members must be eligible for Tech Titans membership. Please contact Drew Snow, VP member services or call 972-792-2855 for membership information.
Tech Titans Internet of Things
Special Interest Forum
Sunil Thadani, Ph.D.
Compaines represented on the IoT Forum:
Jonsson School of Engineering & Computer Science, UT Dallas
GlobeRanger (a Fujitsu Company)
Samsung Telecommunications America