IoT M2M Council: New Program Informs U.S. Federal Spending on IoT Infrastructure

The Internet of Things (IoT) promises to disrupt and transform every aspect of daily life, whether at home, at work, at school or at play. Its impact will be felt across consumer markets, industry, academia, and government, while creating profound economic, societal, and national security implications across the USA. In response, IoT has been identified as an area of focus for the federal “Lab to Market” process, from research and development investments to technology transfer. The US National Institute and Standards and Technology has awarded a grant to identify the underlying IoT technology infrastructure gaps and barriers and recommend where future federal research investments should be directed in order to address those barriers and accelerate IoT in the United States. This session will feature senior executives from relevant consumer-driven industries that will have a unique opportunity to shape and accelerate an IoT-powered future with the US federal government as an enabling partner. The discussion will solicit input on a unified, achievable vision for IoT, where the gaps are, and where the federal government should be investing in R&D to address those gaps. The format will be a 45-minute panel discussion, with significant Q&A for journalists. Moderator: Benson Chan, Sr Partner – Strategy of Things (NIST grant awardee). Panelists: Peter Torrellas, VP/Partner, Digital Infrastructure & Cities – Siemens (Oversees Siemens’s Cities, Logistics, Water, Buildings, Air Quality, and Mobility portfolio in the North America); Gerald Kleyn, VP/GM, Edge & IoT Systems – HPE (Responsibility for the HPE’s edge-to-cloud solutions, including data-center-grade compute, advanced security, and network integration); Mark Reudink, VP Product Development – Crown Castle (Currently evaluates emerging technologies and brings to market solutions that leverage assets for US top-2 cell-tower company); Kapil Bakshi, Distinguished Systems Engineer – Cisco (Responsible for setting strategic direction for Cisco in the US public sector market, assessing industry and client capabilities).

Wednesday, January 8

10:30 – 11:30 AM

LOCATION LVCC South Hall Connector S228