Sensors Expo 2018: In A Democratic IoT, Solutions Soar


Second only to artificial intelligence, the internet of things (IoT) is the most discussed and philosophized technology. Discussed, philosophized, pondered, prophesized, popularized, or promoted, the IoT is here and soon will be an assumed feature of every aspect of life. But consumers, businesses, and organizations are having a bit of trouble getting off the ground with the IoT; they don’t know where to start.


With something as all-encompassing and in many ways daunting in its complexity, there are several valid concerns. Security and privacy are at the top of the list.


Probably the best way to get over the initial hurdles of IoT applications is to hear from the experts who have been involved with the IoT since day one. At Sensors Expo 2018 in San Jose, one will have plenty of opportunities in this area via Pre-Conference Symposium 3: Democratizing IoT - Connecting Technology with People, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, starting at 9:00 am and running until 5:00 PM.


This symposium explores how a new wave of IoT solutions can help developers who are building this future. Guest speakers from industry leaders and startups will discuss how they are overcoming complex technology challenges to deliver compelling development platforms before exploring some examples of a smarter future. Speakers include: 


avatar for Dr. Raj BridgelallDr. Raj Bridgelall

Assistant Professor of Transportation Science and Technology, North Dakota State University

Dr. Raj Bridgelall has more than 28 years of industry experience and 140 U.S. patents issued or pending in the areas of sensing, secure wireless communications, and mobile computing.




avatar for Jay CanteenwalaJay Canteenwala

Marketing Manager, Mass Market Enablement, NXP Semiconductors

In his role as Marketing Manager, Mass Market Enablement at NXP Jay helped launch a unique Rapid IoT prototyping kit that makes it easy for anyone to take their idea to a proof of concept (POC) for a connected, secure IoT node.



avatar for Rhonda DirvinRhonda Dirvin

Director, Embedded, Automotive, IoT Marketing, Arm, Inc.

Since joining ARM in 2011, she has worked in several marketing and strategic roles, including digital marketing and alliances. She now drives ARM’s marketing strategy through the lens of IoT vertical markets and embedded technology.



avatar for Joe GianelliJoe Gianelli

CEO & Co-Founder, Aaware Inc.

Joe Gianelli is the CEO & Co-Founder of Aaware Inc, an emerging supplier of voice capture technology for far field voice enabled digital products. He works closely with product engineering teams who are creating hands free voice enabled products in a wide variety of markets.



avatar for Laura KassovicLaura Kassovic

CEO, MbientLab

Mbientlab is the creator of MetaWear, a Sensor platform for R&D in the Healthcare sector. The platform includes Wearable motion, environment, and bio sensors that are primarily used for physiotherapy, clinical trials, and medical research.




avatar for Steve MalkosSteve Malkos

Technical Program Manager, Google

Mr. Malkos is the Technical Program Manager in the Android Location and Context Group at Google. He manages all engineering aspects for Android’s Location and Context programs. Mr. Malkos is responsible for defining these initiatives within Google.




avatar for Jason MarshJason Marsh

Director of Technology, NextFlex

Jason Marsh is responsible for setting the technical direction of NextFlex, including managing Technical Council activities. Prior to joining NextFlex, Jason worked in Japan, India, Germany, Mexico, Malaysia and China.






avatar for Dominic PajakDominic Pajak

VP Business Development, Arduino

Dominic is passionate about making IoT technology accessible to developers everywhere. Previously at ARM, he started as an engineer and later took the Cortex-M0 from concept to launch - a processor that has shipped in the billions alongside sensors and low-power radios.





avatar for Yash PrakashYash Prakash

Director of IoT Strategy & Planning, Cisco

Yash Prakash is Director of Strategy & Planning for the IoT business unit in Cisco. He is a key member responsible for driving the company's strategy and GTM planning in IoT. Yash played an instrumental role in the development and launch of Cisco's IoT data management platform.




To partake of this veritable feast of IoT knowledge, two easy steps are required. One, register for Sensors Expo & Conference. Two, attend Pre-Conference Symposium 3: Democratizing IoT - Connecting Technology with People, Tuesday, June 26, 2018, starting at 9:00 am. It does not get easier than that.