Register Now | IEEE Smart Tech San Diego, CA, USA | 8 December 2017
The one-day intensive workshop will cover the best in SOCal Tech and will be held at Coleman University in San Diego, CA, USA. Explore the course agenda below. Smart Tech events offer all-day track sessions that allow attendees to immerse themselves in a given technology. Registration is now available.
Below you will find the event agenda. CEUs will be available for all workshops.
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*All times shown in Pacific Time (PT)/UTC-08
|Thursday, Dec.7, 5:30PM Networking Reception - San Diego Section
Women in Engineering (WIE)/Young Professionals (YP)/Life Members/Students Scalematrix Data Center
| Friday, December 8, 7:30am - 5:30pm IEEE Smart Tech Workshop Coleman University
|Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|Opening Keynote: Integration of Robotic A.I. into Complex Human Environments by Brain Corp|
|Executive Session: Intro on Technology Now & Next Main Panel Intellectual Property, Innovation & Patents|
Three rooms run concurrently all day. Attendees choose where to go.
|Hopper Hall||Lovelace Theater||Rhude Theater|
|Coffee Break & Exhibits Coleman Digital Library|
|BDSE Panel of Experts||Smart Cities||IOT|
|Coffee Break & Exhibits Coleman Digital Library|
|Autonomous and Connected Vehicles||BlueTech||Latest Trends in Employment & Careers|
|Closing Reception - Electric and Networked Vehicle Institute - Unmanned Systems, Adjacent building|
Keynote speaker: John Black - SVP Engineering and General Manager Floor Care Business.
It is one thing to solve autonomous navigation problems in a lab, but quite another to successfully deploy self-driving robots in live, peopled environments. The key to successful customer adoption is the ease of integration into existing spaces, with minimal behavioral change. Minimizing change to the customer, drives the need for advanced, real-world A.I. solutions - the more the adaptable the A.I., the less the environment needs to be adapted.
John Black is a proven product development and operations professional, with 20+ years R&D engineering experience. John has launched over 20 notable products to market starting from a “blank sheet of paper” concept, to mass production. His portfolio included work for Ecolab, Apple, 3M, Pillsbury, McDonalds, BioHorizons, Mikros, Nilfisk, Crane Vending, Chrysler, and BMW.
John joined Brain Corp tin 2015 to help commercialize the ground breaking robotic research created during the initial stages of the company. He now leads the FloorCare Business unit.
John received his BSME from Carnegie Mellon University and his MSME from Oakland University. He is a certified TÜV Functional Safety Engineer and involved in multiple industry safety standards association groups.
Moderator: Natasha Balac, Ph.D.
Michael Zeller, SVP AI Strategy & Innovation at Software AG
Stephen Coggeshall, Chief Analytics and Science officer, ID Analytics
Milan Plavsic, Senior Director of Engineering at Qualcomm
Bryon Cook, Empyr Chief Operating Officer
This panel will address some of the latest issues in Data Science, one of the most disruptive technologies today. Wikipedia describes Data Science (DS) as “an interdisciplinary field about scientific methods, processes, and systems to extract knowledge or insights from various forms, either structured or unstructured, similar to data mining. It employs mathematics, statistics, information science computer science … machine learning, classification, cluster analysis, data mining, databases and visualization.”
Moderator: Dr. Ron D. Katznelson
Dr. Ron D. Katznelson, President, Bi-Level Technologies and a member of the IP Committee of IEEE-USA
Drew Koning, Cooley LLP.
Keith D. Grzelak, Wells St. John PS, member and past Chair of the IP Committee of IEEE-USA.
In this panel session, local and national experts will discuss recent developments in patent law and their effects on our members’ ability to obtain patents, to defend them once issued, and to use them or license them in order to protect products or revenue streams in the market.
Mike Junge, Head of Talent Acquisition, TGS Management Company, LLC
Mauro Tognari, Consultant and IEEE-USA VP
Faye Chou Kurpanek, Director, Executive Education, UC San Diego, Jacobs School of Engineering
Paul Kostek, Principal Air Direct Solutions LLC, Technology Project Manager – CREST UW, Chair IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee
Get the latest information on interviewing, resumes, using performance reviews to advance your career and continuing education. The IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee will provide information to help you with moving your career forward in 2018.
Moderator: Faisal Mushtaq
Jeff Debrosse, Founder/CTO, NXT Robotics Corp.
Michael Philippi, VP Technology, Lytx
David Bruemmer, CEO, Adaptive Motion Group
Sandeep Pandya, President, Netradyne
This panel will take a deep dive into the various technologies and building blocks that are making Autonomous Vehicles a reality. Although the research in this area has been going on for past 4 decades, it is only in the last few years that Autonomous Vehicle Industry has exploded. All major car manufacturers have announced Level 3 to Level 5 autonomy starting 2020. The panel will take a look at the key drivers that is making this a reality.
Moderator: Dr. Liangping Ma, InterDigital
Dr. Byung K. Yi, CTO, EVP, InterDigital
Dr. Durga Malladi, SVP, Qualcomm
Dr. Pranav Dayal, Principal Engineer, Samsung
Dr. James Gilb, Principal Engineer, General Atomics, IEEE 802-EXCOM
This panel discussion will focus on the commercialization of 5G, including standards and technology developments.
The topics will include:
Dennis Gakunga, City of Chula Vista
Jason Anderson, Cleantech San Diego
David Graham, City of San Diego
Rick Azer, Black & Veatch
John Holmes, UC San Dieg
Nisha Mohanl, US Ignite
Cleantech San Diego's Smart Cities San Diego initiative brings together private and public leaders from across the city to advance the region’s collective smart cities goals. The participants have led efforts around electric vehicle adoption and charging infrastructure, energy efficiency in commercial and residential buildings, intelligent streetlights, smart building projects at San Diego’s port and airport, and a smart Bayfront development. In this inspiring session, learn how the collaborative approach to smart cities projects is uniting significant stakeholders to help make the San Diego region a leader in the smart cities movement. This world-class panel will focus on the importance of a unified vision and regional accelerated collaboration.
Moderator: Amir Amadi, President and CEO, Skylift Global
Allan Matthew, Research and Development Manager, Planck Aerosystems
Eric Maglio, CTO, Straight Up Imaging
Jeff Debrosse Founder and CTO, NXT Robotics
Jeff Wurzbach, CEO/Founder/Engineer, Electronics, Inc.
Olivier Brousse, CEO, 3dVistas
This active Panel and Presentation will cover the following topics:
Moderator: Christopher Rowan, Founder and Lead Partner at Arscientia
Darin Andersen, Chairman and Founder at CyberTECH, CEO of NXT Robotics
Mark O’Keefe, General Manager, Honeywell Security and Custom Applications
Rana Basheer PhD, Co-founder and CTO, Edyza, Orange County
Ted Harrington, Executive Partner, Independent Security Evaluators
Rasmus Hellberg PhD, Senior Director of Technical Marketing at Qualcomm
This panel will address some of the latest issues in IOT technologies and applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the most exciting technological developments in the world today, with applications spanning across consumables (wearables, home automation, wellness), commercial (retail, building, logistics), industrial (manufacturing, energy, transportation), and the public sector (smart cities and regions, public safety, security and healthcare). This panel will address Privacy/Security concerns for IOT and upcoming solutions, industry-offerings in the context of 5G, Wireless Sensor Networks, SmartCities, Vertical Applications and the Cloud.”
Moderator: Karen Dubey
Liane Thompson– CEO, Aquai
Darryl Symonds - Director of Marine Measurements Product Lines, Teledyne RDI
Leonard Pool - Managing Director, Sidus Solutions
Benjamin Migliori, Ph.D. – Prinicipal Investigator SPAWAR, Interdisciplinary Physicist and Neuroscientist
Michael Brunch – Chief Engineer for Robotics at SSC Pacific
Blue Tech is defined as the innovation of technology in the maritime domain. This panel discussion will explore how companies in this sector, experienced and startup, are participating in this increasingly important field. The panel will then discuss how they envision the Blue Tech business growing in San Diego and beyond in the coming years. This interactive session will include time for audience questions.
John P, Illumina
Rami Mehio, VP Engineering, Edico Genome
Nilesh Dharajiya, MD - Pathway Genomics
This panel discussion will focus on the progression of personalized healthcare through the adoption of genomics. Precision medicine is the next generation of healthcare, weaving information provided through a patient’s genome into the disease treatment and prevention process. Edico Genome, Illumina and Pathway Genomics each play a vital role in making precision medicine more accessible, and will discuss their role and how their technologies enable this progression.
Hopper Hall - Evening Reception
Moderator: Upkar Dhaliwal
Introduction to ENVI-US - Dr. Jim Burns – Executive Director of ENVI-US.org (Electric and Networked Vehicle Institute – Unmanned Systems) Continuous Demonstrations within the ENVI-US building include the following:
IEEE Visitors are welcome to visit and network either in Hopper Hall (with food) or in ENVI-US. online safety entry waivers need to be completed by all at ENVI-US.org
Member - US$99
Non-Member - US$119
Thursday, 7th December 2017, 6.00 PM -8.30 PM
ScaleMatrix, 5775 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
RSVP: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/48690 see SDIEEE.ORG
Meet-up info: https://www.meetup.com/San-Diego-IEEE-Meetup/events/245344455/