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Wednesday, December 11, 2019              

KY-01     08:45 - 9:45 am - Edge Computing: The Past and Next Decade      
Mung Chiang, John A. Edwardson Dean of the College of Engineering, Purdue University

5G and IoT are making network edge interesting again. Proximity to sensors and actuators is often cited as a unique advantage to learning and control. Yet computing over a heterogenous, volatile and constrained substrate also gives rise to new challenges. We will discuss several lessons learned over the past decade of edge research, with case studies in network management, collaborative learning and distributed computing, and explore how the edge might tip the balance of power in industry food chains in the next decade.


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KY-02    09:45 - 10:30 am  - The Edge Computing Advantage
Charles C. Byers, Associate Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Internet Consortium

Edge computing is one of the hottest growth areas in networking today. The Industrial Internet Consortium has been studying edge computing for five years, and recently published a whitepaper about its properties and benefits. This overview talk will discuss some of the benefits of edge computing, define exactly what edge computing is, explore how edge computing is realized, and look at some of the opportunities and challenges facing us.


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BO-01 11:00-11:45 am - Optimizing Edge Deployments from Aerial Drones to Smart Factories     
Rhonda Dirvin, Senior Director, Automotive and IoT Marketing and Ecosystems, Arm

The term "edge" has grown in popularity lately. What does it mean and how does fog fit in? What are the advantages of "edge"? Use cases written both by the OpenFog Consortium and the Industrial Internet Consortium illustrate the edge advantages. These use cases will be described with emphasis on the key advantage of edge that made it the right architecture for that use case. This session will also review some of the remaining challenges of edge.


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TT-01     11:00-11:45 am  -  Tutorial: Edge Computing            
Charles C. Byers, Associate Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Internet Consortium

Edge computing moves the value of cloud computing closer to the edge of networks. In this tutorial, experts on edge computing will provide an overview, and answer your questions. Topics include:

• How edge computing fits into IoT
• Vertical markets, use cases and applications Edge requirements
• Architectures for Edge Computing Security in edge computing
• Managing edge networks Testbeds Standards, consortia, and the ecosystem


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AD-01    11:00-11:45 am  - What to Expect from Quantum Cybersecurity? 
Andreas Baumhof, Vice President of Quantum Technologies, QuintessenceLabs

Quantum technologies are undergoing rapid change and will deliver transformational capabilities to many fields. Companies large and small are expanding the capabilities of quantum computers, governments are supporting quantum programs, NIST is seeking replacements for vulnerable encryption protocols, and quantum cryptography solutions to protect our data from the quantum threat are taking huge strides, strides that are even taking the technology into space. Andreas Baumhof will navigate through the maze of information on quantum tech to provide a practical overview of current state of the art of quantum security techniques, with some interesting surprises. He will lift the hood and shine a light on show what quantum cybersecurity really delivers, what its limitations are and what people should expect in terms of performance and progress in the years ahead.


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AD-02    11:45 am -12:30 pm - Energy Adaptive Networks and Software Defined Power Grids to Protect Against Natural Disasters
Michael Enescu, CEO & Co-Founder EAN, Visiting Scholar Caltech E&AS

Fires caused by electric grid failures are increasing at an alarming rate. As green power is coming online, accepting renewables into the grid creates complex issues. The recent California wildfires have been ignited by reactive power fluctuations induced by uncontrolled, rapid, random fluctuations from distributed energy resources in moving weather fronts. This session will explore the energy adaptive networks technology based on Caltech research and the distributed edge application previously used to monitor and control reverse power flows in microgrids now used to create a "planetary skin", a mesh of devices that capture time-series data, analyzes it in real-time, and minimize power fluctuations in the grid. The presentation will highlight the system architecture, first deployments, examples and collaboration required to address the challenge of gathering the data, analyzing it in real-time, reliably enough to take action to make communities safer, healthier, and more sustainable.


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BO-02    11:45 am -12:30 pm - On the Fast Track Edge of Autonomous Vehicle Development   
Stan Schneider, CEO, Real-Time Innovations

The predictions of reading or sleeping in fully autonomous vehicles by 2020 seem increasingly optimistic. Today's autonomous vehicles can operate safely in structured settings like freeways. These "level 3" environments have clear rules, uncluttered sensing, and predictable situations. The crowded streets and challenging environments of level 4 are much harder. To cope, advanced autonomous systems need sophisticated sensors, complex perception fusion, and strategies to handle erratic human actions. These corner cases prevent truly autonomous operation. This session will explore examples of intelligent edge-based, data-centric connectivity. Over 1500 designs use this, including over 100 autonomous flight systems and 50 production-track commercial autonomous vehicles.


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TT-02     11:45 am -12:30 pm - Distributed Computing Use Cases           
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AD-03    1:30 - 2:15 pm - Mobilizing the IIoT: Bringing Edge Computing to the Palm of your Hand 
Ramya Ravichandar, PhD, Vice President, Product Management, FogHorn

By 2025 IIoT connections will overtake consumer IoT connections by 400%, meaning industrial ecosystems will use more mobile devices for tasks and activities, enabling countless use cases for OT staff. Mobile device efficiency and capabilities, including real-time insights and AI, will be key and must occur without requiring cloud connectivity. This session will explore how Android devices use edge computing to solve problems, by exploring use cases in Barcode image reconstruction and Device battery prediction.


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BO-03    1:30 - 2:15 pm - An Innovative Outdoor Edge Solution for Smart Cities' Digital Transformation     
Chris Davis, VP Smart Cities, CIMCON Lighting

In their quest to becoming "smart", many cities struggle with how to start the journey. Join this session to learn how municipalities, both small and large, have transformed their streetlight network into a "Digital Canopy" and "Operating System" for deploying smart city IOT devices and services. Discover how through an innovative Edge Node, cities have collected, visualized, and acted on real time data to solve for such problems as improved public safety, energy efficiency and sustainability, smart mobility - traffic and parking, economic development, operational improvement/asset management.

 


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TT-03     1:30 - 2:15 pm - The API Security Challenge         
Sandy Carielli, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

APIs enable organizations to introduce new business opportunities that enhance customer relationships and provide new revenue streams. However, each API, if not secured, offers attackers another entry point into the corporate infrastructure. Security leaders who have spent years focused on securing web applications may be dismayed to discover that not only are APIs subject to many of the same vulnerabilities but that their existing web application security toolset is not sufficient to secure APIs. In this session, we'll review the current state of API security, cover essential technologies to secure APIs and discuss ways to address the gaps.


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AD-04    2:15 - 3:30 pm - The Evolution of IoT: Filling the Shop Floor with Augmented Reality and Autonomous Robotics  
Ian Hughes, Senior Analyst, Internet of Things, 451 Research

The initial years of IoT adoption, especially in the industrial sector, has been about adding or extending instrumentation of machinery. This is just the starting point for the use of techniques such as Machine Learning, and other branches of AI, to gain insight from this contextual data. That, in turn, allows the development of tools and techniques that become part of the workflow process which also encompass these branches of AI often at the edge. Augmented Reality (AR) offers a user interface for IoT, also very edge focussed. Another rich evolving edge use case is for autonomous robots on the shop floor. The word robot describes many use cases and differing levels of technology; hence 451 Research has a 9-level classification for autonomous robots to help the overall understanding of this emerging area and to track its development. This talk explains both industry trends and their potential.


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BO-04    2:15 - 3:30 pm - Edge Computing for Industrial Applications         
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TT-04     2:15 - 3:30 pm - Realizing the Holy Grail of Digital Through an Open, Trusted Edge             
Jason Shepherd, CTO, IoT and Edge Computing, Dell Technologies

As corporations continue to invest in the monetization of exponentially-growing data generated at the edge, they are challenged to develop data-handling strategies that positively impact their balance sheets while dealing with related liabilities that include increasing regulations such as GDPR. In this presentation, Jason will address the emergence of "data confidence fabrics" that insert trust metrics into data as it flows from the edge through myriad applications, especially as this flow increasingly passes through a system-of-systems that spans public and private boundaries. These trust metrics contain (a) provenance metadata and (b) confidence scores that facilitate proper data handling at all points in between. Using this new approach can maximize data as an asset while minimizing the risks such as compliance fines and IP loss. Discover how these fabrics will be important to facilitate trusted workload consolidation at the edge as well as building confidence in human-generated data. This trend will ultimately enable the "Holy Grail of Digital": monetizing data, resources and services with complete strangers.


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AD-05  3:30 - 4:15 pm - Edge-native Industrial DataOps: the Missing Link in your Edge to Cloud Strategy           
John Harrington, Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer of HighByte

Blindly sending all industrial data to the cloud has become the mantra for starting down the analytics or IIoT path. Data lakes are being filled with petabytes of industrial time series data with a hope that Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning based analytics will be able to make sense of it and provide valuable insight. This has increased the consumption of bandwidth and storage but has done little to generate value for industrial companies. This session will address why industrial analytics and IoT initiatives will fail unless we rethink existing data architectures and wrap industrial data in context at the edge. We will explore the following:

• Why it is important to perform data preparation at the edge.
• What preparation is needed of industrial data.
• How edge-native industrial DataOps can easily deliver edge intelligence, providing clean and contextualized information to consuming applications.
• How this will, in turn, accelerate and scale the value generated through improved analytics and visualization.


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BO-05    3:30 - 4:15 pm - Smart Metering:  Smart Value at the Edge           
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This session will focus on the business value of the application of IoT security for a smart metering use case at an electric utility. Learn how to reduce risk and determine business value by first finding potential quantifiable benefits versus costs in order to find the return-on-investment (ROI) and other financial analysis parameters.

 


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TT-05     3:30 - 4:15 pm - Toshiba DX Journey Toward Leading-edge CPS Technology Company     
Hiroshi Yamamoto, Digitization Chief Technology Officer and General Manager of Corporate Digital Innovation Technology Center, Toshiba Corporation

Toshiba has globally announced 12 Industrial IoT services across 4 industry domains on November 2019. Those services are based on Toshiba IoT Reference Architecture announced in 2018 that is based on Cyber Physical System framework announced by NIST. In this session a few criteria of RA compliance and several Design policies will be presented. Energy IIoT solution will be also presented featuring Digital Twin, Hybrid Cloud and OT/IT integration. Lastly the latest update of Toshiba RA reflection to the next version of IIRA will be introduced.


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AD-06    4:15 - 5:00 pm - Advances in Cooperative Robotics (Co-Bots) & Autonomous Robotics in Manufacturing
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BO-06    4:15 - 5:00 pm - Tracking the Lifecycle of Edge Computing Deployments
Charles C. Byers, Associate Chief Technology Officer of the Industrial Internet Consortium

Edge computing deployments follow a multi-stage lifecycle from market identification to requirements to architectures to implementation to deployment to ongoing operation. This talk will discuss the activities performed in each of these stages, as well as the processes and decision criteria involved in moving between stages. Throughout the stages, business case analysis will track and optimize total lifecycle cost of ownership.


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TT-06     4:15 - 5:00 pm - Battle of the Network Stars: Edge Architecture Edition  
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Join representatives from the leading standards, consortia, open source projects and commercial companies in the edge marketplace as they give rapid-fire overviews of their offers. Each speaker will give a 5-10-minute talk on their solution's history, targeted verticals, architecture, advantages, future direction and commercial model. Compare and contrast some of the leading solutions in the market.


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Thursday, December 12, 2019   

KY-03     08:30 - 9:30 am - The Edge and the Fog, Horses for Courses         
Christian Renaud, Research Vice President, Internet of Things, 451 Research

This keynote will discuss where enterprises are in their adoption of edge computing for IoT and digital transformation, and the growing demand for increasingly robust data analytics functions at the edge. It will also walk through the data management ramifications of this decentralization, and the emerging field of DataOps as it applies to the original intent of Fog Computing to provide a federated framework for IoT analytics.


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KY-04     09:30 - 10:30 am - To be announced            
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AD-07    11:00-11:45 am - Networking for Industry 4.0: Together, 5G, TSN and Software Defined Networking         
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BO-07    11:00-11:45 am - Making AI on Edge Real
Arjmaud Samuel, Principal Program Manager, Microsoft Azure IoT, Microsoft

One of the key business use cases for Internet of Things edge computing is running AI on edge devices, and being able to manage these AI workloads in a scalable and secure manner. There are a number of technical and business challenges needed to be surpassed to make this real, among them, performance, security, manageability, scale and evolving business models are key. In this session, we will highlight some of the emerging scenarios driving the deployment of AI workloads to the edge. Examples of how businesses are using AI on edge for their business transformation would be discussed, along with some of the technical and business solutions that have been solved, or need to be surpassed.


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TT-07     11:00-11:45 am - Fog Computing Technical Framework, An Overview        
Dr. John Zao, Director, NCTU Edge/Fog Computing Research Center, National Chiao Tung University

After the successful adoption of the OpenFog Reference Architecture as the IEEE 1934 standard, the OpenFog Computing team, which is now the IIC Fog Computing Task Group, continues to develop the Fog Computing Technical Framework, a functional specification of a Fog Node and a Fog Computing System. In this talk, we will walk through the essential components of a Fog Node including the Trusted Computing Platform, the End-to-End Security Services, the Node Management and the Service / Application Management Modules. We will also discuss the logical and virtual abstractions of a Fog Node. At the system level, we will also expound on the concepts of hierarchical Interoperability and Service Domains that span across the Things-to-Cloud Continuum. Finally, the synergy among Edge and Fog Computing and the related standard activities will be discussed.


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AD-08    11:45 am -12:30 pm - Using Artificial Intelligence with your Digital Twin 
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With the Internet of Things (IoT), a digital twin is created to have a virtual representation of a remote device or system. The digital twin shows you the devices operating condition, no matter where it is physically located. IoT devices have a number of sensors installed on them, as well as sensors for the environment around them. Artificial Intelligence (AI) and deep learning can bring this sensor data together to create a true real-time digital twin. Benefits include device state estimation and anomaly detection.  This session explains how deep learning can be added to your digital twin for more understanding.

• Computer vision is used to capture operating conditions that are missed by regular sensors.
• Recurrent neural networks (RNN) add temporal data analysis and pattern detection in real-time data streams that are prevalent in digital twins. 
• Reinforcement learning can be applied to control an asset and achieve optimal output. With these deep learning capabilities, your digital twin provides a new level of insight for your remote devices.


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BO-08    11:45 am -12:30 pm - Automotive Cybersecurity: Addressing the Gap for Guidance from Standards    
Sven Schrecker, Vice President and Chief Architect, Cyber Security, LHP Engineering Solutions

As the Internet of Things (IoT) becomes an integral part of business strategy, the question of securing the IoT environment has come to the forefront. How can you tell if your IoT solution is sufficiently secure to address your needs? The Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) created the IoT Security Maturity Model (SMM) to help organizations address these issues and provide a framework that addresses IoT requirements, the merging of information technology (IT) with operational technology (OT), and the overarching security and trustworthiness goals. In this session, we will provide an overview of the structure, purpose, usage and extensibility of the model and engage the audience on applying the model to the automotive industry. How might you apply the model to autonomous vehicles or other intelligent components of your car?

 


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TT-08     11:45 am -12:30 pm - Internal IoT and Facility/IT Convergence for Smart Data Centers
Gavin Lu, R&D Director, OCTO at Vmware

This session will highlight use cases of IoT and edge computing for smart data centers. Data centers are core departments in modern enterprises. There are quite a few IoT systems in these "data factories" on facilities: power supply, cooling, environmental control (temperature & humidity), security etc. They are called "Internal IoT". Facility systems in data centers are generally not integrated well with IT systems if any, where virtualization and container technology in IT creates more complexity for that target. This session will explore the necessity and trend to converge facility and IT systems and even teams together. Some exploratory work in this direction will be introduced, including: an open and neutral architecture, example adapters, several use cases, and a patrolling ground robot in data centers.


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AD-09    1:30 - 2:15 pm - To be announced            
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BO-09    1:30 - 2:15 pm - Preparing for the Digital Future in Energy/Utilities           
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What are the latest developments in edge, and which companies are leading? What are the key trends, and the key obstacles? What keeps those on the leading edge up at night? How to get started? What is the difference between the 'intelligent' edge and plain 'edge'? Join leading edge executives in a lively panel, as they debate and discuss the state of the union on the rapidly-growing market for edge computing.


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TT-09     1:30 - 2:15 pm - Panel Discussion: Trustworthiness Impacted by Artificial Intelligence and Digital Twins   
Marcellus Buchheit, President and CEO, Wibu-Systems USA and others to be announced

This presentation gives an overview how the IIC trustworthiness interact with AI and Digital Twins - on one side how trustworthiness strengths systems around AI and Digital Twins, on the other side how trustworthiness of a system is affected in positive and negative directions by AI and Digital Twin.

 


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AD-10    2:15 - 3:30 pm - To be announced            
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BO-10    2:15 - 3:30 pm - Panel: Discussions on the Edge 
Panelists include:  Vijay Raghunathan, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Director of the Embedded Systems and IoT Lab, Purdue University and others to be announced

What are the latest developments in edge, and which companies are leading? What are the key trends, and the key obstacles? What keeps those on the leading edge up at night? How to get started? What is the difference between the 'intelligent' edge and plain 'edge'? Join leading edge executives in a lively panel, as they debate and discuss the state of the union on the rapidly-growing market for edge computing.


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TT-10  2:15 - 3:30 pm - Intelligent Edge in Industrial IoT
Dr. Xiao Yang, Director of Machine Learning, Object Computing, Inc. (OCI)

Artificial intelligence (AI) and the internet of things (IoT) are unique on their own, but what makes them even more interesting is where they intersect. In this talk, Dr. Xiao Yang, will demonstrate how his team used AI Cloud Vision to digitize analog gauge data and enable automated readings from a remote location, alleviating the need to dispatch a crew to read gauges manually. Learn how a wide variety of industries, including utilities, manufacturing, and energy, can leverage this solution to remotely diagnose problems, optimize maintenance timelines, predict failures, and prevent outages.


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KY-05  3:00 - 4:00 pm - Open Edge Symposium Closing Keynote Address
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Industrial Internet Consortium