UW IoT Conferences

Obtain actionable insight from leading industry and academic experts at our conferences. Enjoy a full day of knowledge sharing and networking with peers.

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November 2019 Event

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The November 8th IoT center industry event was a full-day event filled with valuable content, knowledge sharing, and networking with peers. The event focused on actionable insight regarding IoT applications, data analytics, digitalization, and more from leading experts.

  • MathWorks ThingSpeak for IoT
    Andy Hirsh, Ph.D., Customer Success Engineer – MathWorks
  • Measurement, Tracking, and Device Graphs
    Matthew Malloy, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Signal Processing and Machine Learning master’s program
     – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Foxconn’s Value and Challenges to Digitalization 
    Hao-Han Lin, Senior Project Manager – Foxconn
  • UW IoT Center Update and Initiatives
    Shiyu Zhou, Professor and IoT Center Director
    Kaibo Liu, Associate Professor and IoT Center Associate Director
    – University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Computer Vision Technology to Automatically Evaluate Risk for Occupational Injuries
    Robert Radwin, Duane H. and Dorthy M. Bluemke Professor – University of Wisconsin-Madison

April 2019 Event

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The April 5th IoT center industry event was a full day event filled with valuable content, knowledge sharing, and networking with peers. The event focused on actionable insight regarding IoT applications, data analytics, and more from leading companies.

  • The Future of Fast Data and Real-Time Analytics in IoT
    Anson Kokkat, WW Product Manager, Db2 Event Store –IBM
  • Data Science and Analytics at Oshkosh
    Michael Schuh, Lead Data Scientist for Advanced Product Engineering – Oshkosh Corporation
  • Instrumenting Cutting Tools to Measure Temperature
    Frank Pfefferkorn, Mechanical Engineering Associate Professor – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Industries are Capitalizing on IoT and AI to Gain Competitive Advantage
    Balamurugan Balakreshnan, Leader & Principle Solution Architect
    Eddy Saad, Manufacturing Cloud Solution Architect
    Microsoft
  • Smart Factory: Manufacturing Execution Optimization
    Leyuan Shi, Industrial and Systems Engineering Professor – University of Wisconsin-Madison 

October 2018 Event

 

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The October 12 industry event was a successful full day of valuable content, knowledge-sharing, and networking with peers.

  • ThyssenKrupp Elevator’s IoT
    Rory Smith, Visiting Professor at University of Northampton, Director of Strategic Development Americas ThyssenKrupp Elevator Americas
  • Enhancing the Toyota Production System with IoT
    Joshua Linnemann, Director of Design Engineering, Production Engineering, and Information Technology
    Steven Norman, Information Technology Manager
    Toyota Industrial Equipment Mfg.
  • Welbilt Digital – Connectivity Solutions
    Ramesh Tirumala, Director of Engineering, Digital Services and Solutions
    Welbilt
  • Exploring Business Applications using Deep Learning and Natural Language Processing
    Sridhar Ramaswamy, Adjunct Professor at the University of Chicago Graham School, Analytics Advisor Caterpillar Inc.
  • Big Data Analytics for Real-Time Complex System Monitoring
    Kaibo Liu, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison

April 2018 Event

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The April 13 industry event was a successful full day of valuable content, knowledge-sharing, and networking with peers.

  • Kohler Connect: Smart Homes Finds Bathroom
    Cynthia Bachmann, Vice President-Engineering  & Product Development, Kitchen & Bath Group – Kohler 
    Marwan Estiban, Director-Engineering, Electronics & Smart Home, Kitchen & Bath Group – Kohler
    Eric Plate, Principal Engineer & Group Lead – Smart Home, Kitchen & Bath Group – Kohler
  • Connected Vehicle Diagnostics and Prognostics
    Yilu Zhang, Technical Fellow & Manager of Vehicle Health Management Group – General Motors 
  • Modeling and Monitoring of Energy Consumption Through IOT for Energy Strategy in Manufacturing
    Sangkee Min, Assistant Professor at University of Wisconsin – Madison
  • IoT and Cloud: Transforming Public & Private Services
    Sri Elaprolu, Global Leader & Senior Manager – Amazon Web Services
  • What do Supply Chain and Operations Managers Need to Know about Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?
    Michael Watson, Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University, Co-Founder of Opex Analytics

October 2017 Event

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The October 10 Industry Event was a full day of valuable content, knowledge-sharing and networking with peers, including the following presentations:

May 2017 Event

The May 3 Industry Event and Poster Session was a full day of valuable content, knowledge-sharing and networking with peers, including the following presentations:

  • Best Practices in IoT Solutions
    Joe Kann, Vice President Global Business Development, Rockwell Automation
  • IoT Organizations: Avoiding Common Pitfalls
    Mark Benson, CTO, Exosite
  • Challenges and Solutions in IoT End-Point Security
    Professor Younghyun Kim, UW–Madison
  • Industry 4.0 Meets Workforce 2.0
    Ashis Khan, Area VP, IoT and Digital Transformation — L&T Technology Services
    and Ramarao Garikapati, CEO and Founder — ExTech Ideas

The day concluded with a student poster session, featuring projects on real-world IoT applications by multidisciplinary student teams in the introductory IoT course.

March 2017 Event

Industry event included peer-to-peer networking, breakout sessions and featured the following thought-provoking presentations from industry and academic experts:

  • High-Performance Flexible Electronics
    Professor Jack MaUW–Madison
  • Using Virtual Reality to Simulate Real World Environments
    Professor Kevin PontoUW–Madison
  • Benefits and Use Cases of IoT Edge Computing, Including the Newly Launched AWS Greengrass
    Thomas Jean and Julian DaleSolstice     
  • Cycle-Based Signal Modeling for Equipment Condition Monitoring
    Professor Shiyu Zhou and Salman JahaniUW–Madison 
  • Pratical Insights on IoT Security: The Big Little Things
    Steve Knackers, Sub-Zero Group

December 2016 Event

The December 7 Industry Event was a full day of valuable content, knowledge-sharing and networking with peers, including the following presentations:

  • IoT in Manufacturing: A Progress Report
    Joe Kann, Vice President Global Business Development, Rockwell Automation
  • Emerging Data Science Capabilities: Opportunities and Challenges 
    Tobin Jansenberger, Data Science and Analytics Lab Manager, American Family Insurance
  • Update on UW IoT Lab Activities and Projects
    Dr. Raj Veeramani, Executive Director, UW IoT Lab
  • IoT Enablement of Legacy and New Equipment
    Anurag Garg, Founder and CEO, DATTUS, Inc.
  • Mixed and Augmented Reality Featuring Microsoft Hololens 
    Greg Levenhagen, Principal Consultant, Skyline Technologies

The day concluded with a student poster session, featuring projects on real-world IoT applications by multidisciplinary student teams in the new IoT course.

September 2016 Event

The Industry Event on September 14 featured presentations from Ipsen USASysmex America and L&T Technology Services. Addtionally, Dr. Raj Veeramani provided an update on UW IoT Lab projects and activities.

The day also included a group discussion on forming a collaborative learning work group focused on IoT security.

June 2016 Event

The June 23 Industry Event was a full day of valuable content, knowledge-sharing and networking with peers. The day’s program included insightful presentations (including one by Curt G. Joa Inc., a world leader in engineering and building specialty machines for producing disposable products, such as diapers). Participants also learned about emerging wireless communications technologies from Professor Xinyu Zhang(Electrical and Computer Engineering Department) and Blockchain and Its Implications for IoT from Dr. Thomas Yen (Technical Director, UW IoT Lab).

The day included breakout sessions for the Industrial IoT and Consumer IoT Work Groups to review progress and discuss next steps for the applied research projects focused on Smart and Connected Enterprise (predictive diagnostics of equipment) and Smart and Connected Home use cases.