2017 IEEE San Diego Smart Tech Summit
Opening Session, Keynote Session
Keynote Chair, Upkar Dhaliwal, Future Wireless Technologies, Summit General Chair
Keynote Speaker: John Black, SVP Engineering, GM, Floor Care Business, Brain Corp. San Diego
Title: Integration of Robotic A.I. into Complex Human Environments.
Outline: 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, "Autonomy by Brain" and The future of work
Executive Technical Panel
Intellectual Property & Patents
Moderator/Speakers: 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.
Practical advice on preparing for filing and prosecuting patent applications. Strategies for protecting patent rights when forging strategic partnerships or licensing.
The narrowing field of patent-eligible subject matter -- patent protection challenges for computer-implemented inventions, Trends in Supreme Court decisions on patent law and their effect on the choice of patent litigation venue,; on tThe threat of Inter Partes Review (IPR) proceedings at the Patent Office for invalidating patents. A current constitutional challenge to the IPR process will also be discussed.
The panelist will each speak for about 15 minutes with an opportunity for a short Q&A after each speaker, followed by a general discussion and Q&A from the audience.
Latest Trends in Employment and Career Planning
Moderator/Speakers, Moderator, Paul Kostek,
Panelists, Paul Kostek, Principal Air Direct Solutions LLC, Technology Project Manager – CREST UW, Chair IEEE-USA Employment and Career Services Committee
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
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.
Big Data Science & Engineering
Moderator/Speakers: Natasha Balac, PhD
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.”
What are the top 5 impacts of DS on organizations and businesses, what are the best ways to organize DS teams, and what are the best measurements of the value of DS, which can be used to counter-hype?
Are big sample size problems really better than small sample size problems? What is the difference in Veracity? Do we really need gigantic computers and data sets?
How does DS impact computational hardware CPU/GPU, fog/edge computing, and the cloud?
How does DS impact health diagnosis, genomics, and drug discovery?
Can DS help detect fraud and identity theft?
Autonomous and Connected Vehicles
Moderator/Speakers: Faisal Mushtaq
Faisal Mushtaq VP Technology Global Logic
Michael Philippi, VP Technology, Lytx
David Bruemmer, CEO Adaptive Motion Group
Sandeep Pandya, President, Netradyne
What is the role of Machine and Deep Learning in Autonomous Vehicles? Can we build a solution without using ML?
What is the role of localization and mapping?
What is the role of non-line of sight (NLOS) technologies? Are they must for making this dream a reality?
Current state of V2X and V2V
What is the role of 5G and Edge Computing?
Are consumers ready to accept this paradigm shift?
What are the economics and cost dynamics of shift to autonomy?
The Commercialization of 5G
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 RF Systems Engineer, CTO Office, General Atomics, IEEE 802 LMSC Executive Committee Second Vice Chair, IEEE 802.15 Working Group Technical Editor.
This panel discussion will focus on the commercialization of 5G, including standards and technology developments. The topics will include:
What is 5G? What unique features does it have?
5G standards status: New Radio (NR) and it relationship to Wi-Fi
Killer applications: what are the killer applications that will make 5G necessary? Will there be an eco-system (network operators, application developers) to support these applications?
Technology deployment: The timetable of commercial launches for major network operators. Which part of 5G technologies will be deployed first?
Latest Trends in UAV
Moderator: Egbert Oostburg (Drone Aviator)
Allan Matthew, Research and Development Manager, Planck Aerosystems
Eric Magilo, CTO, Striaght Up Imaging
Jeff Wurzbach, CEO/Founder/Engineer, Wurzbach Electronics
Jeff Debrosse, CTO, NXT Robotics
Olivier Brousse, CEO, 3DVistas
This active Panel and Presentation will cover the following topics:
“Overview of multirotor drone technology”: In this seminar we will present an overview of multirotor drone technology from an engineering perspective, from sensors to system components to flight controllers and software, and from theory to practice.
“Small UAVs VTOLs: A comparative survey and recent advances”: The ability to hover, along with taking off and landing vertically, has until recently been a unique advantage of multirotor and helicopter small UAVs.
Applications of on-board computer vision for UAS: From hardware to software, and from theory to practice SLAM (Simultaneous Local and Mapping ), visual odometry, real-time feature detection and obstacle avoidance, deep learning neural networks ...
Summary of recent drone regulations and how the regulations will impact the industry and tech development
Smart Cities Panel
Moderator/Speakers: Jason Anderson
Jason Anderson, Cleantech San Diego
David Graham, City of San Diego
Rick Azer, Black & Veatch
John Holmes, UC San Diego
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.
IOT Technologies and Applications
Moderator: Chris Rowan, Arscientia
Darin Andersen, Chairman and Founder at CyberTECH, CEO of NXT Robotics
Mark O’Keefe, General Manager, Honeywell Security and Custom Applications
Rasmus Hellberg, PhD, Senior Director -Technical Marketing, Qualcomm
Rana Basheer PhD, Co-founder and CTO, Edyza, Orange County
Ted Harrington, Executive Partner at Independent Security Evaluators
This panel will address some of the latest issues in IOT technologies and applications. The Internet of Things 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.”
1. How did IOT evolve and what are the top impacts of IOT across the application domain? What are the impacts to the economy?
2. What are the top challenges for Security and Privacy in the context of IOT and the most promising solutions with Cybersecurity?
How can these be applied to build out SmartCities?
3. What are the top challenges in deploying Wireless Sensor Networks in industrial and public sector IOT applications? What are the best practices in energy harvesting, wireless channel access and secured data transfer.
4. Roadmap of IoT with 5G, challenges and opportunities.
5. What is the landscape of edge devices for IOT? What are the challenges, best practices, tradeoffs and the decisions being made in industry at this time? See a Connected Home, and more.
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, PhD – 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.
Genomics Panel: Making Precision Medicine More Accessible Through Genomics
John P, Illumina
Rami Mehio, VP Engineering, Edico Genome
Nilesh Dharajiya, MD - Pathway Genomics
Byung-In Lee, Ph.D. MBA, CEO & CTO, Diagnomics
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.
Full Schedule and times are in Word Doc attached