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Global IoT DevFest

June 2nd-3rd

10am-6pm EDT

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Intel Software and With the Best have joined forces to bring you real-world IoT development tips, tutorials and best practices from IoT experts and innovators worldwide! Gain the knowledge that will aid you in connecting the unconnected, and to enable the future transformation of our cities, transportation and different industries, such as retail, to be powered by IoT. 

Smart Cities and Transportation

30+ Speakers - 2 Days - 3 Tracks - Live Q&A

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Latest Innovations and Future Trends in IoT

Smart Retail

Ryane Bohm

Predix Dev Evangelist, GE

Sanrio Alvares

Sr. Engineer, Intel


Tudor Panu

IoT Software Engineer, Intel


Max Domeika

IoT Innovation Architect, Intel

Tony Shan

IoT Author and Speaker

Ramesh Peri

Sr. Principal Engineer, Intel

Sisinty Patra

IoT SW Engineer, Intel

Anuj Duggal

Founder, Student Yatra

Zerene Sangma

Solutions Architect, Intel

Austin Ashe

GM of Smart Cities, GE

Daniel Holmlund

SW Engineer, Intel

Steve Orrin

Chief Technologist, Intel Federal

Valter Minute

Embedded Software, Toradex AG

Halton Huo

SW. Engineering Mngr., Intel

Sergey Kiselev

Component Design Eng., Intel

Dukhwan Kim

Software Architect, Intel

Brian McCarson

CTO of IoT, Intel

Dr. Harsh Verma

Vice President, R Systems

Daron Yondem

CTO, XOGO Signage


Rupam Das

CEO, Integrated Ideas

Charlyn Gonda

Developer Advocate, Uber

Yashesh Shroff

IoT Platform Manager, Intel

Michael McCool

Principal Engineer, Intel

Paul Langdon

Sr. Cloud Architect, iDevices

John Walicki

Watson Ecosystem, IBM

Bret Stateham

Dev Evangelist, Microsoft

Jeanine Jue

Head of Dev Evangelism, ARTIK

Christopher Cyr

IoT Cloud Architect, Oracle

Geeta Chauhan

SW Technologist, SVSG

Peter Ma

Founder, Grindbit

Katalin Bartfai-Walcott

Principal Engineer, Intel

Chris Allen

CEO, Infrared5

Silviu-Tudor Serban

Founder, Helios Vision

Arun Magesh

IoT Security Researcher, Attify

Adam Milton Barker

CEO, TechBubble Technologies

Neeraja Ganesan

Software Engineer, Microsoft

Ron Evans

Ringleader, Hybrid Group

Gregory Menvielle


Adam Benzion


Tim Abels

Dir. Server Architecture, Intel

Preston Holmes

Head of IoT, Google Cloud

Pooja Baraskar

Sr. Innovation Specialist, KONE

Jeffrey Jensen

Chief Architect, Arundo

Mike Hendrick

VP Product Dev, Sequitur Labs

Chris Matthieu

Dir. IoT Engineering, Citrix

Michael Legatt

CEO & Founder, ResilientGrid

Derrick Lavado

Sr. Global Alliance, Wind River

Sangeeta Ghangam

Platform Architect, Intel

Karl Fezer

AI Engineer, Mycroft AI

Gastón Hillar

Developer and Author, Self

Artificial Intelligence in conjunction with IoT with Adam Milton-Barker

This session is based on the learnings of Special Interest Session Panels organized at the World Congress on Intelligent Transport Systems over the last three years. What will be the challenges of IoT and Big Data for Smart Cities for Collection, Transmission and Urban Analytics of V2X Data? Can similar Machine Intelligence proposed to be used for Autonomous Cars also be used in Roadside Infrastructure to provide Data Visualization and Predictive Analytics? How will we apply Data Fusion to sensor data coming from various sources at traffic intersections? What are the human factors and what will be the Human Machine Interfaces for such emerging systems? What kind of intelligence will be required at the edge for such computing? We discuss here some key challenges and opportunities of IoT and Transportation for Smart Cities of the future.

This talk looks at the use of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in the Internet of Things. The goal is to show how intelligent cloud services are currently being used in the Internet of Things to analyse data and maximise the performance and efficiency of IoT networks, and also how A.I and Machine Learning can be used on devices and on the edge to create intelligent devices and networks that do not require cloud services. In addition to data analysis, the talk covers the use of natural linguistics being used to manage and monitor IoT networks, and also how computer vision and facial recognition can help to massively enhance the Internet of Things, increasing automation and creating more efficient smart environments. To demonstrate use cases of the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning in IoT, the talk includes information about projects that I have worked on, as well as a short video demonstrating these technologies in use.

Voice interfaces for IoT devices with Karl Fezer

IoT is more complex than it appears. Merely 18% of respondents have the talent ready for their IoT projects, according to a survey by The Economist. How can you avoid missteps and pitfalls? It is critical to do it right the first time (DIRFT) in this era. This presentation examines the key barriers and pitfalls in IoT, and introduces a methodical approach for IoT development and implementation: Strategize, Tryout, Adopt, Ramp-up, and Transform (START). We will drill down to the detailed activities in each individual step of the START framework, along with the tricks and tips demonstrated in the working examples and cases. Best practices and lessons learned as well as guidelines will be discussed to help jump-start and/or operationalize IoT initiatives more effectively.

Redefining the Future, City by City with Austin Ashe

Software Development Trends for FPGAs with Max Domeika

Imagine the streets and sidewalks of a city are like the nervous system in your body. At any one moment, millions of actions are taking place – cars racing by, people crossing the street, lights changing – there is constant activity like electric impulses. Being able to capture vast amount of real-time data from Current’s CityIQ™ intelligent nodes on the street light poles throughout the city and make them actionable via APIs is the key to unleash the innovation from the developer communities.

Securing Internet of Things (IoT) and Industrial Control Systems / Cyber Physical Systems (ICS/CPS) is the latest challenge facing organizations. From the development and lines of business to Operations and InfoSec teams to the C-suite, getting IoT security and compliance under control is a major issue facing deployments across almost every market. This talk will overview of security challenges and threats to ICS and IoT including real world examples of security and control failure. The session with highlight Intel’s vision for IoT Security and the fundamental building blocks and capabilities Intel and the ecosystem are providing to organizations to build security in from design through deployment and maintenance. It will also highlight some examples and use cases where end to end security has been used and provide guidance for getting started.

We are in the digital transformation era now. City of San Diego announced world’s largest IoT platform deployment early this year. According to the mayor, fostering innovation is important to enhance livability in the city. Learn how you can get your fingers on the pulse of a city and unleash your innovation with the ubiquitous real-time data.

Do IoT Right with Tony Shan

Live Low Latency Video Streaming and How it Interacts with Other Devices with Chris Allen

For this presentation, I will outline why Voice is the natural choice of interface for IoT devices and why focusing on Open Source technologies empower developers. Voice is a natural form of communication. At this moment, IoT is still only popular among early adopters. There is still a high-load on the user in adding devices, configuring settings, and scheduling events. Through NLP and ML, we can put the cognitive load on the devices and interfaces as opposed to the user. Keeping the software Open-Source ensures the privacy of the end-user. It also allows customized interfaces for individual niches. This talk will also go over the future of IoT as AI takes a more prominent lead in design aspects and UI.

What Is IoT(V) and Why You Should Care? We will delve into live video trends and how his customers are using live video streaming with IoT devices like Drones, IP Cameras, Robots and more. He will discuss the role of video in the modern world and how it relates to non-mobile and PC devices. Chris will share implementation details and get you primed on what you need to know in order to develop your own IoT(V) experience.

Smart Cities and Smart Intelligent Traffic Intersections with Dr. Harsh Verma

Current problems with IoT security with Arun Magesh

FPGAs enable creation of custom circuits that can potentially perform work faster and more power efficiently than CPUs and GPUs. Against ASICs (application specific integrated circuits), FPGAs are able to be reprogrammed during the lifetime of the chip and thus adapt to new requirements. Because of these characteristics FPGAs are being deployed in production IoT solutions. The problem is that development for FPGAs is challenging. Techniques are being offered to ease programming difficulty and to even allow software, not the traditional hardware developers, to program FPGAs, but it’s still rather immature. This talk will discuss the challenge of FPGA development and new directions in software development for them.

With the IoT market booming in India, in this fast pacing market, developers often fail to look into the security of their devices. This talk gives both the developers and the layman end user, an understanding of how a device can be exploited, especially focusing on products made in hurry. Additionally, the talk will also share actionable pointers on how you as a developer, can avoid possible security issues in your IoT device. This talk will take the approach of break-it-fix-it, where the speaker would show techniques on how IoT devices are hacked in a real-world scenario. This talk would discuss about various case studies of past attacks and common tools and methods used for exploitation. The speaker also explains on how to develop a Secure device architecture.


High-Performance IoT Using Go And Gobot with Ron Evans

IoT on the Edge with Chris Mattheiu

Earlier IoT platforms such as Octoblu, BlueMix, AWS, Azure etc. started in the cloud. The rate and volume of data on the edge of the networks, latency, and the need for realtime machine learning and actuations are driving IoT to the edge. I will discuss the options at hand for edge IoT computing including: Intel IoT Gateways, Octoblu Meshblu, and even distributed protocols such as IPFS.

The Go programming language from Google has become well known for its power and portability in the containerization world. The open source framework Gobot ( is written in the Go programming language, and brings this same power to IoT development, with support for many different hardware and software platforms. In this talk, including live demonstrations, we will show how high-performance IoT and robotics solutions can be built using Go.

There is No App for That: Communicating with the Disconnected User with Gregory Menvielle

Data Integration Capabilities in IoT with Michael Legatt

Human beings have the potential to offer creative, collaborative, and highly efficient solutions to some of society’s greatest challenges. Critical infrastructure is my area of expertise and provides a perfect use case for the challenges and opportunities that the proliferation of IoT devices will bring to decision makers. New IoT data streams (coming from EVs, tagged mobile and fixed field assets) will add to the challenges operators of critical infrastructure already face: growing system and market speeds, interconnectivities between critical infrastructures, fear of compliance violations, and public scrutiny create challenges for operators. Together, the opportunities for distraction and error will be enormous. My work is dedicated to minimizing the associated errors (which lead to software vulnerabilities, blackouts, and loss of public trust) and maximizing the efficiency of decision-making at the human-computer interface. I will highlight my work as a human factors engineer, from an emergency operations center during the 2003 blackout, to ten years at ERCOT (the grid operator for most of Texas), to founder of a company focused on improving human-computer and human-organizational interfaces for critical infrastructure management.

We work with cities, large transportation companies (SNCF), and major utilities and are seeing a common, growing, trend: People are just being flooded with data and information to the point that they are no longer reactive when crisis-information is being sent. Similarly, most initiatives do not consider that not everyone can have an app to access information or that some groups (elderlies, disabled...) are being shut out of the communication streams.

We will use customer examples and challenges to go over what cities, utilities, and transportation companies can do to go from data analysis and gathering to data sharing.

Fog Computing, Transaction Management and Trustworthiness with Katalin Bartfai-Walcott

Ecosystems for Computer Vision Software with Dukhwan Kim

Video analytics is one of key elements in surveillance cameras. Various computer vision algorithms such as pedestrian detection, facial detection/recognition, object tracking, object detection are necessary ingredients and with the recent advancement of deep learning technology, this field is getting hotter today. In IoTG MCA, we see this as a great opportunity not only because the market requires more advanced SoCs, but also because the video analytics software, being the core part of surveillance use cases, has huge market demand and Intel is in a unique position to provide the best video analytics software to customer, thanks to right optimization tools, algorithms and great talents acquired through series of acquisitions of computer vision/deep learning companies. I would like to present the opportunity around the video analytics software and explain what is our approach and current status. As this is still in progress, the presentation will be more focused on the initiative and the strategy, rather than business results or success stories.

Fog computing represents a tectonic shift for the future of transaction management, distributed supply chain and overall experience. It blurs the lines between the edge and the cloud and puts the focus on the systems which manage and balance the delivery of coherent, end-to-end sessions and associated transaction level agreements.

Natural Disasters, Rescue, and Internet of Things with Christopher Cyr

Software Development Tools for IoT with Sergey Kiselev

The goal of this talk is to familiarize iot developers with the benefits of using the Intel® software development tools and libraries for developing end-to-end IoT solutions. We will provide a high level overview of a possible implementation of a smart home monitoring system, including a demonstration using Intel® based hardware and Intel® System Studio tool suite. From the hardware perspective this would cover using an Intel® Atom™ based IoT gateway, such as the Intel® Joule™ module, and several Intel® Quark™ SE Microcontroller C1000 based sensor nodes. The IoT gateway is used for collecting the sensor data, acquiring and recognizing face images, and controlling lights and air conditioning. The sensor nodes are used for monitoring temperature, humidity, and lighting.

In 2005, I led a team of civilians and Marines under a US Congressional order to perform rescue the day after Hurricane Katrina hit the City of New Orleans. The reason I was ordered to do so was because I was bringing seven hovercraft capable of doing things no other vehicle could. Hundreds of lives were saved but more could have been saved had there been better communication across devices and people. Over 10 years later, like the hovercraft, the innovations of smart cities, sensors, and IoT cloud services are capable of saving lives during times of destruction and chaos, but normal operational and developmental processes can not be used for this. I will present actual scenarios and solutions to make it easier for developers to understand the complications and coding possibilities that could further rescue, city operations, and emergency management, but also be used in other areas of IoT.

IoT Security Challenges and Solutions with Steve Orrin

Engineering the Future with the Uber Developer Platform with Charlyn Gonda

Learn about the Uber Developer Platform and how it fits into a world run by intelligent algorithms, invisible interfaces and automated machinery. We'll dive deep into the Trip Experiences API and talk about conversational agents, smartwatch interfaces and what's possible with smart home integrations. In this talk, Charlyn Gonda (@chardane), Developer Advocate will outline how Uber's APIs empower developers to connect bits and atoms by providing transportation through IoT services and reach customers while they're on the go.

IoT Ecosystem

IoT Security

Low Power Network Protocols

Fog Computing

Artificial Intelligence

Secure deployment and remote management of large scale IoT systems

New tools and resources for IoT development from prototype to production


This track provides a platform for developers to discuss trends and how to apply smart solutions to cities, and to the private and public transportation systems.

Track 3: Smart Retail

Track 2: Smart Cities and Transportation

Topics include but not limited to:

Topics include but not limited to:

Omni Channel

The role of sensors in the store


Resolving today’s technology islands

Retail IoT in an unconnected world

Computer Vision

Security and surveillance

Topics include but not limited to:

This track provides a platform for developers to showcase the latest innovation and trends that are enabling smart retail and transforming the retail experience for consumers and producers.

Track 1: Latest Innovations and Future Trends in IoT

This track provides a platform for developers to showcase and discuss the latest trends and what’s new in the IoT developer ecosystem, as well as how these innovations impact future IoT Commercial product development, deployment and management.

Sustainable cities

Smart platforms and infrastructures

Monitoring and managing city and home utility usage

City infrastructure monitoring and protection

Traffic management

Smart parking

Connected vehicles

Data management and analytics

Wendy is your connection to the Intel Black Belt Developer and Intel Software Innovator programs. Her role is to discover, enable, and promote innovative work from independent software developers across a variety of technical fields – including IoT.

The Intel® Black Belt Software Developer Program recognizes members of our communities who are known for their technical expertise and community leadership. They share their knowledge and collaborate with other members to make our communities stronger. The Black Belt title is reserved for exceptional members who contribute their extensive experience and expertise to the communities. This title also recognizes members for their time and effort contributing technical information to help make Intel® Developer Zone a valuable developer resource.

Grace Metri, PH.D - Conference Chair

Intel Software Innovators and Black Belt Developers Program Manager

IoT Community Evangelist at Intel

The Intel® Software Innovator Program supports innovative, independent developers who display an ability to create and demonstrate forward-looking projects by providing them with speaking and demonstration opportunities at industry events and developer gatherings. Through their expertise and innovation with cutting-edge technology, Intel Software Innovators demonstrate a spirit of ingenuity, experimentation, and forward thinking that inspires the greater developer community.

Grace Metri is an Internet of Things (IoT) Community Evangelist in the Software and Services Group at Intel Corporation, where she builds cutting-edge demonstrations of IoT technology and engages with the IoT community through hackathons, workshops, and conferences globally. She is also the Program Manager and World Wide Technical Lead for the IoT Track of the Intel Software Innovator Program and an enthusiastic supporter of increasing diversity in STEM fields. Grace holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University, Michigan.

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