IoT TechConnect Schedule & Track Descriptions

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REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST: 7:30 - 8:30  a.m.
INTRODUCTIONS: 8:30 a.m. (Ballroom)
Dr. Tonya Matthews

Mistress of Ceremonies, Michigan Science Center President and CEO BIO

Drone Workshop (Mediterranean Room)

• Presentation on Drone Industry
• Q & A Panel Discussion

Ryan Latourette BIO

• LIVE Demonstrations and Displays
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Industrial IoT (Niles Room)

9:00 - 9:50 am: Industrial Automation: What's Next for Manufacturers

Moderator:  Al Carpinelli, MTAM / Logic Solutions

Panelist: Stu Johnson, Director of Product Marketing, Plex Systems

10:00 - 10:50 am: Industries Using IIoT and How They Benefit 

Moderator:  Al Carpinelli, MTAM / Logic Solutions

Panelist: Andy Nyquist, Senior Sales Manager, Splunk Inc.

Panelist: Bernard Ibrahim, Market Development Director, GE Digital

Panelist: Sanjay Umarji, Strategist – IoT & Big Data, Hewlett Packard Enterprises

IoT Accelerators/Incubators/Business training (Ballroom)

9:00 - 9:45 am - Accelerators/Incubators/Co-working/Networking

Moderator: Kathleen Norton-Schock BIO

Panelist: Amanda Lewan, Co-Founder & CEO, Bamboo Detroit

Panelist: Seun Phillips, Director, Planet M Landing Zone

Panelist: Jonathan Etzio Colo, Junction 440 Community Manager, TechTown Detroit

10:00 - 10:45am - Entrepreneurial Training

Moderator: Teresa Renaud, Fractional Sales Manager, Outsourced Sales Management Services, LLC BIO

Panelist: Scott Taylor, Tech Commercialization Consultant, SBDC

Panelist: Tember Shea, Director, inGAGE™, Inforum BIO

Panelist: April Jones Boyle, Founder & Executive Director, Build Institute BIO

11:00 - 11:45 am - Women in Tech

Moderator: 'Tember Shea, Inforum, Director, inGAGE™ BIO

Panelist: Lori McColl, Founder & CEO, Whim Detroit BIO

Panelist: Katie Bigelow, Founder & CEO, Mettle Ops BIO

Panelist: Kylee Guenther, Founder & CEO, Spectalite BIO

LUNCH: NOON - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Tonya Matthews
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles (ACV) (Ballroom)

1:00 - 2:00 pm: Autonomous Vehicle R&D

Moderator: Michelle Krebs, Executive Analyst, Autotrader

Panelist: Ro Gupta, CEO and Co-founder of CARMERA BIO

Panelist: Carrie Morton, Deputy Director Mcity, University of Michigan BIO

Panelist: Daniel Morris, Canvas, Professor Michigan State University.

2:00 - 3:00 pm: ACV Federal and State Regulations

Moderator: Mike Brennan, Editor & Publisher, MITechNews.Com

Panelist: Kirk T. Steudle, Director of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) BIO

Panelist: John Muhs, Attorney, Warner Norcross + Judd BIO

Panelist: Yousuf Taufiq, Manager, Michigan Traffic and ITS Engineering at WSP USA BIO

3:00 - 4:00 pm: ACV Press Panel

Moderator: Foster Braun, Producer, Internet Advisor On WJR

Panelist: Paul Eisenstein, Publisher, The Detroit Bureau BIO

Panelist: Sean McElroy, Editor and host of Autoline Daily

Panelist: Lindsey Brooke, Editor-in-Chief, Automotive Engineering Magazine BIO

VR/AR (MTAM, VR/AR Association of Michigan) (Mediterranean Room)

1:00-1:50 Overview

Terry Bean, President, Motor City Connect

1:05 Intro to the realities

David Pollock, Managing Partner of mirari, Co-President of VRARA Detroit BIO

1:22 10 things in AR in 10 minutes

Moody Mattan, Co-founder & CEO, brandVR BIO

1:35 10 things in VR in 10 minutes

Stephen Couchman, President/CEO of LivePicture & STEAMBOX Educational Services BIO

1:47- 2:00 Break

2:00 -2:50 Panel led by Stephen

Panelist: Brian Wassom, Warner Norcross + Judd  BIO

Panelist: Mark Brucki, Executive Director, LTU Collaboratory & Corporate and Community Partnerships

Panelist: Brad Pitser, Director of AR Content for Vuforia Studio PTC

Panelist: Erica Schaffel, VP of Sales for PIXO VR BIO

2:50-3:00 break

3:00 Developments in Detroit

Terry Bean, President, Motor City Connect

3:02 VR Developments

Adam Stogdill BIO

3:17 AR Developments

Brad Pitser, PTC’s Director of AR Content for Vuforia Studio BIO

3:32 Collabratory at LTU

Mark Brucki, Executive Director, LTU Collaboratory & Corporate and Community Partnerships

Connected Tech (Salon B & C)

1:00 - 1:50: High-demand Connected Tech Careers   

Moderator:  Al Carpinelli, MTAM / Logic Solutions

Panelist: Amy Cell, Chief Matchmaker, Amy Cell Talent

Panelist: Colleen Riccinto, Founder/CEO, Cyber Talent Search

Panelist: David Palmer, Sr. Director of Strategies & Partnerships, Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) BIO

2:00 - 2:50: Connected Building & Energy Management Systems   

Moderator:  Al Carpinelli, MTAM / Logic Solutions

Panelist: Paul Czarnik, CEO, Resolute Building Intelligence

3:00 - 3:50: How Connected Health Tech is Changing Healthcare      

Moderator:  Al Carpinelli, MTAM / Logic Solutions

Panelist: Chuck Marlin, Partner, Healthcare Technology Solutions BIO

Panelist: Chistine Salvati, Communication & Project Specialist, Spectrum Health/MedNow BIO

STEM education workshop (Michigan Science Center) (Niles Room)

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IoT Cybersecurity (Dennison Room)

1:00 - 1:50 pm: General IoT Cybersecurity

Moderator: Caston Thomas

Panelist: Kelly Hollingsworth, Partner, Warner Norcross + Judd BIO

Panelist: Rob Goss, Director, Regional Sales - Great Lakes, Tempered Networks

Panelist: Doug Copley, Duo Security Healthcare Advisory CISO

2:00 - 2:50 pm: Anti-ACV Hacking Cybersecurity

Moderator: Caston Thomas

Panelist: Ami Dotan, CEO Karemba

Panelist: Russell Smith, Principal, Mobility Secure

Panelist: Richard Stiennon, Publisher, IT-Harvest

3:00 - 3:50 pm: Medical IoT/Government

Moderator: Caston Thomas

Panelist: Doug Copley, Duo Security

Panelist: Jim Hartley, CEO Timely Intelligence, CEO Government Performance Solutions

Panelist: Douglas Miller, Vice President, Hylant Cyber Insurance

IoT PITCH CONTEST: 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (Ballroom)
Kyyba Innovations
Introduction: Dr. Tonya Matthews

Tickets required — $100 per person