IoT Device Trends and Challenges


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Date: January 19, 2016 at 1 p.m. ET

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Length: Approximately one hour

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The age of the Internet of Things is upon us, with the expectation that tens of billions of devices will be connected to the internet by 2020. This explosion of devices will make our lives simpler, yet create an array of new challenges and opportunities in the semiconductor industry, and in manufacturing industries in general. At the sensor level, very small, inexpensive, low power devices will be gathering data and communicating with one another and the “cloud.” On the other hand, this will mean huge amounts of small, often unstructured data (such as video) will be rippling through the network and the infrastructure. The need to convert that data into “information” will require a massive investment in data centers and leading edge semiconductor technology.

Also, manufacturers seek increased visibility and better insights into the performance of their equipment and assets to minimize failures and reduce downtime. They wish to both cut their costs as well as grow their profits for the organization while ensuring safety for employees, the general public and the environment.

The Industrial Internet is transforming the way people and machines interact by using data and analytics in new ways to drive efficiency gains, accelerate productivity and achieve overall operational excellence. The advent of networked machines with embedded sensors and advanced analytics tools has greatly influenced the industrial ecosystem.

Today, the Industrial Internet allows you to combine data from the equipment sensors, operational data , and analytics to deliver valuable new insights that were never before possible. The results of these powerful analytic insights can be revolutionary for your business by transforming your technological infrastructure, helping reduce unplanned downtime, improve performance and maximize profitability and efficiency.

RajeevRajeev Rajan, Vice President of Product for Internet of Things (IoT) at GLOBALFOUNDRIES

Rajeev Rajan is the Vice President of Product for Internet of Things (IoT) at GLOBALFOUNDRIES. He is responsible for driving thought leadership and awareness of GLOBALFOUNDRIES’ IoT solutions, which revolves around supporting go-to-market plans across the IoT portfolio as well as providing strategic direction and new market opportunities.

Prior to joining GLOBALFOUNDRIES, Rajeev was Sr. Director, Product Management and Marketing at Qualcomm Life Inc, where he led the product management and strategy for the company’s IoT/IoE and Healthcare and Life Sciences. Rajeev has also held positions of Co-Founder and CTO of 2net™, a Digital Health/mHealth/Wireless Healthcare start-up company, which has become the multi-million dollar Qualcomm healthcare company. He has held multiple technology, product, and business strategy roles at Qualcomm.

He holds more than 35 patents and is a co-author of the book Wireless Health: Remaking of Medicine by Pervasive Technologies. He currently serves as an Industrial Advisory Board Member of the Advanced Platform Technology (APT) Center, United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

Rajeev holds a BS in Physics from St. Xavier’s College and a MS in Computer Science from Sardar Patel University, in Gujarat, India. He received his Executive MBA from the Rady School of Management at the University of California San Diego, CA and a MS in Biomedical Engineering from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

UdayTennetyUday Tennety, Director, Strategic Engagements and Innovation, GE Digital

Uday Tennety manages the strategic client engagements at GE Digital, and also leads a customer innovation and co-creation center called the Design Center. Uday has over 15 years of experience in providing enterprise software solutions to clients in various industries including Telecom, Energy, Transportation, Retail, Insurance, Finance, Banking and Software.

Prior to joining GE, Uday worked as the Director of Analytic Services at Revolution Analytics, a Microsoft company, where he helped many Fortune 500 companies with their Big Data Analytics initiatives. In the past, Uday also worked at companies such as Fujitsu, Tata Consultancy Services, Ecologic Analytics and others where he led diverse teams with roles in Strategy, Business Development, Marketing, Product Management and Product Development. Uday holds a MS in Computer Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and an MBA from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

Sponsored by Air Products and Epicor Software Corporation

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