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Monday, June 27
 

8:00am PDT

Registration Open
Monday June 27, 2022 8:00am - 6:00pm PDT

8:45am PDT

Exhibitor Move-In
Monday June 27, 2022 8:45am - 4:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 1: Sensors Converge with Energy Harvesting to Enable Ultra-Low Power IoT Deployments
Many of the key, enabling technologies of the Internet of Things (IoT) or Industrial IoT (IIoT) have advanced over the years to take us from the emerging concept of adding the “smart” label to everything to now delivering products in the consumer and industrial mainstreams.  Self-powered energy sources (a.k.a. – energy harvesting or EH), intelligent power management, advancements in semiconductors/MEMS, low-power wireless communications, energy storage, and test/validation have converged in a perfect storm of opportunity for optimizing energy efficiency, utilization, and therefore battery life.

This full-day, pre-conference symposium will take attendees on a comprehensive journey through this vast, power IoT ecosystem by talking about each of these topics in terms of the individual nuances/challenges/needs/opportunities that all converge under the common objective of maximizing energy efficiency and extending product battery life. This will be accomplished by delivering the information in very pragmatic formats of best practices and guidelines geared primarily toward Design Engineers and those associated with architecting and delivering products to market. There will also be plenty of panel/open discussion to engage participants and facilitate the real-time needs of engineers working to get products from a bench concept into the hands of customers.

BONUS: the day will conclude with a special networking demo session that will cover many of the salient technologies and use cases in an interactive, non-commercial format focusing on functionality and design enablement.

Agenda 
9:00 am  Introductory Comments
Brian Zahstecher, Principal, PowerRox

9:05am TBD


9:35 am IIoT for Condition Monitoring – Battery Life Challenges:
Ed Spence, Managing Director, The Machine Instrumentation Group

10:05 am Intelligent Power Management for Energy Harvesting Wireless Sensors
Paul Davis, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Atmosic

10:35 am Denis Pasero, Product Commercialization Manager, Ilika

11:05 am  PANEL: Bringing Your EH-powered Product to Fruition

12:00 pm BREAK FOR LUNCH

1:00 pm Emerging Zero-Standby Solutions for Miscellaneous Electric Loads
Daniel Gerber, Electronic Research Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs

1:30 pm  Space-Constrained Devices with Ultra-low Power Consumption Budget Powered by the SIMO Architecture
Gaurav Mital, Director of Product Definition/System Architecture, Analog Devices

2:00 pm  Addressing System Integration Challenges in Energy Harvesting and Power Management for Wearable Systems
Marco Belcastro, Senior Application Engineer, Tyndall National Institute

2:30 pm Testing & Verification Strategies for ULP Systems
Mike Schnecker, Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz

3:00 pm  Brian Closing Comments / Demo Session Intros

3:10 pm  Real-time, Functional, Interactive Demo Session

4:00 pm  Symposium Ends 




Speakers
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Denis Pasero

Product Commercialisation Manager, Ilika
avatar for Ed Spence

Ed Spence

Managing Director, The Machine Instrumentation Group
Ed Spence is the Founder and Managing Director of The Machine Instrumentation Group, a consultant representing a network of contract engineering service providers with expertise in Condition Monitoring, sensor design, signal processing and data engineering. Previously, Ed was the... Read More →
avatar for Brian Zahnstecher

Brian Zahnstecher

Principal, PowerRox
​​​​Brian Zahnstecher is a Sr. Member of IEEE, Chair of IEEE SFBAC Power Electronics Society (PELS), sits on Power Sources Manufacturers Association (PSMA) Board of Directors, is Co-founder & Co-chair of PSMA Reliability Committee, Co-chair of PSMA Energy Harvesting Committee... Read More →
avatar for Paul Davis

Paul Davis

Senior Director of Product Marketing, Atmosic
Paul Davis is the Sr. Director of Product Management at Atmosic Technologies.  For over 25 years he has been involved in the definition, development, and delivery of wireless technologies for a wide range of industries.  His current focus at Atmosic is the integration of energy... Read More →
avatar for Marco Belcastro

Marco Belcastro

Senior Application Engineer, Tyndall National Institute
Mr. Marco Belcastro is a Senior Application Engineer and team leader for the Embedded System Integration Team at Tyndall National Institute. He received his Master of Engineering (MEng), Electrical and Electronics Engineering at Università della Calabria (Italy) in 2011 with the... Read More →
avatar for Mike Schnecker

Mike Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Michael Schnecker, Business Development Manager at Rohde & Schwarz has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. His experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and he has specialized... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Gerber

Daniel Gerber

Electronic Research Scientist/Engineer, Lawrence Berkeley National Labs
Daniel is a research scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Labs.  He received his BS and PhD in electrical engineering from MIT (2010) and UC Berkeley (2017), respectively.  Daniel’s PhD dissertation topic was on developing a fully on-chip LED driver with novel techniques such... Read More →
avatar for Gaurav Mital

Gaurav Mital

Director of Product Definition/System Architecture, Analog Devices
Gaurav Mital is the Director of Product Definition/System Architecture for the Consumer Power Group at Analog Devices. His focus is on developing Power Management solutions targeting ultra-low power hearables & wearables for healthcare/fitness/lifestyle applications as well as AI... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
210A

9:00am PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 2: Wearables, IoT and Other High-Volume Application Opportunities for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable and E-Fabric/Smart Sensors and Sensor-Based Systems
The availability of sensors that can conveniently conform in shape to their imposed working environment has existed for quite some time with the earliest being for aerospace applications.  Most recently, there has been an exponential growth in the field of flexible, printed and organic large-area electronics and sensors driven by applications including physiological/activity monitoring in wearables for e-Health, sports/recreational and military personnel and the Internet of Things (IoT). These new electronics and sensors are fabricated on flexible plastic substrates or are printed/woven into fabrics, which offer advantages including low unit cost, mechanical robustness, shape conformity, light-weight and low-profile. The creation of these “non-classical” platforms is enabled by the high-throughput manufacturing processes of devices including for those over large areas using various technologies including Roll-to-Roll printing.

The extensive list of speakers, who represent the international “who’s who” in this topical area, will present several of the more interesting printed/flexible/stretchable and e-fabric/smart fabric sensor technologies, their current and future applications and products that they enable. In addition to these sensors, we will address several other electronic functionalities and the challenges of their packaging and integration with other functional element of basic wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Finally, barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success will be presented.

Agenda

9:00am-9:20am Welcome and Introduction to Printed/Flexible/Stretchable and E-Textile/Smart Fabric Sensors and Sensor-Based System
Roger Grace, Founder and President, Roger Grace Associates

9:20am-9:40am Charting the Opportunities for Sensor Integration in Smart Fabrics
Michelle Farrington, Vice President of Strategic Growth, Advanced Functional Fabrics of America (AFFOA)

10:00am-10:20am Fabric EEG Sensor System for Consumer Devices
Jamie Alders, Vice President of Product, Neurable

10:20am-10:35am Morning Break

10:35am-10:55am Med Tech e-Textile Development and Commercialization in Regulated Markets
Pratyush Rai, Ph.D., Founding Engineer and Chief of Research & Development, Nanowear

10:55am-11:15am Upscaling Large Area Printed Sensors for Mass Market Application Needs
Ashok Sridhar, Business Development Manager, TNO @ Holst Centre

11:15am-11:35am Selection of Thin Flexible Batteries and their Integration into Wearables and IoT Devices 
Konstantin Tikhonov, Ph.D., Vice President of R&D, Imprint Energy

11:35am-12:00pm Session Q&A 

12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch

1:00pm-1:10pm Welcome and Introduction to Printed/Flexible/Stretchable and E-Textile / Smart Fabric Sensors and Sensor-Based Systems
Roger Grace, Founder and President, Roger Grace Associates

1:10pm-1:30pm Combining Materials, Processing and Know-How for Next Generation Wearables, Plus Roadmap
Stan Farnsworth, Chief Marketing Officer, OE-A

1:30pm-1:50pm Reliable Wearable Gas Sensors for Ubiquitous Applications: Still a Fantasy or 2022 Reality
Radislav A. Potyrailo, Ph.D., Principal Scientist, General Electric Research

1:50pm-2:10pm Progress in Wearable, Printed, Gas Sensors for Bridging the Cost-Performance Gap in Medical, Environmental, Energy and Space Applications
Joseph Stetter, Ph.D., President and CTO, KWJ Engineering

2:10pm-2:30pm From Healthcare to Care for Health: The Workplace Vitality Hub as a Rout Towards Commercialization
Sywert Brongersma Ph.D., Director Strategic Partnership, imec

2:30pm-2:45pm Afternoon Break

2:45pm-3:05pm  Sustainable and Scalable Printing of Nano and Microelectronics Using Direct Assembly of Nanomaterials
Anthony Childress, PhD, Postdoctoral Researcher, Northeastern University

3:05pm-3:25pm Enabling End-to-End Specialized Healthcare with Printed Electronics Sensing Technology
Melanie Wendrikat, Manager Market Strategy – Printed Electronics, Henkel A.G

3:25pm-3:45pm  Summary and Conclusions to Printed/Flexible/Stretchable and E-Textile / Smart Fabric Sensors and Sensor-Based Systems
Roger Grace, Founder and President, Roger Grace Associates

3:45pm-4:00pm Session Q&A

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Childress, PhD

Anthony Childress, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher, Northeastern University
Anthony Childress received his PhD in experimental physics from Clemson University in 2018. His focus was on applying nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and graphene to improve the energy and power density of capacitors and batteries. This entailed the synthesis and characterization... Read More →
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associate
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (Bonita Springs, Florida) which he founded in 1982 and which provides a broad spectrum of marketing consulting services including market research, integrated marketing communications and new business development to the sensor... Read More →
avatar for Radislav A. Potyrailo, Ph.D.

Radislav A. Potyrailo, Ph.D.

Principal Scientist, General Electric Research
Radislav is a Principal Scientist at GE Research. He has an Optoelectronics degree from Kiev Polytechnic Institute (1985) and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Indiana University (1998).  At GE Radislav has been directing numerous programs in the areas of design and excitation of... Read More →
avatar for Michelle Farrington

Michelle Farrington

Vice President of Strategic Growth, AFFOA
Michelle Farrington is Vice President of Strategic Growth at AFFOA, where she leads a portfolio of innovations aimed at furthering the domestic manufacturing of advanced functional fabrics and is responsible for setting the technical strategy for the institute.  She works closely... Read More →
avatar for Sywert Brongersma, Ph.D.

Sywert Brongersma, Ph.D.

Director Strategic Partnership, IMEC
Sywert Brongersma joint imec in 1998, after his Ph.D. at the Free University of Amsterdam and a Post-Doc at the University of Western Ontario, continuing his efforts in material science with a focus on interconnects. In 2006 he transferred to imec’s new site in Eindhoven where they... Read More →
avatar for David Goncalves

David Goncalves

Project Manager & Principal Electrical Engineer, DCS Corp
David Goncalves is a project manager and R&D technical leader at DCS Corporation. He has developed a wide range of wearable technologies for DoD customers that maximize the survivability, sustainability, mobility, and combat effectiveness of the Warfighter. His recent work includes... Read More →
avatar for Stan Farnsworth

Stan Farnsworth

Chairperson, OE-A
Stan has been bringing deep-tech innovation to markets and applications for over 20 years. Currently he has dual roles of Chief Marketing Officer for NovaCentrix as well as Chief Marketing Officer of the recent spin-out PulseForge Corp. Prior to being a founding member of NovaCentrix... Read More →
avatar for Joseph Stetter, Ph.D.

Joseph Stetter, Ph.D.

President and CTO, KWJ Engineering
Dr. Stetter, an ECS fellow and visiting scholar at GaTech.,  is currently President/CTO of KWJ Engineering and SPEC Sensors, LLC. Joe has a Ph.D in Physical Chemistry the University at Buffalo.  For more than 45 years, Dr. Stetter has been at the forefront of chemical and gas sensor... Read More →
avatar for Pratyush Rai, Ph.D.

Pratyush Rai, Ph.D.

Founding Engineer and Chief of Research & Development, Nanowear Inc.
He has 12+ years of experience in R&D in e-textile Medical devices, Nanotechnology, and Biomedical Engineering at University of Arkansas and Nanowear. At Nanowear, he leads the R&D on cloth based nanosensor systems for remote patients monitoring. He has led successful development... Read More →
avatar for Konstantin Tikhonov, Ph.D.

Konstantin Tikhonov, Ph.D.

Vice President of R&D, Imprint Energy
Konstantin Tikhonov has 20 years of experience in nano-materials, battery R&D and manufacturing. Konstantin developed advanced electrolytes for high rate applications and long cycles life, lithium titanate chemistry platforms for automotive applications, and high capacity Si anode... Read More →
avatar for Jamie Alders

Jamie Alders

Vice President of Product, Neurable
Jamie Alders is the Vice President of Product at Neurable, where he’s enabling people to access data and insights about their brain using everyday products. Jamie joined Neurable in 2018. Before that, Jamie developed hardware and software products at Bose for 12 years, beginning... Read More →
avatar for Ashok Sridhar Ph.D.

Ashok Sridhar Ph.D.

Business Development Manager, TNO @ Holst Centre
Dr. Ashok Sridhar works as a Business Development Manager at TNO @ Holst Centre in the Netherlands. Additionally, he is the CEO of TracXon B.V., a printed electronics foundry spun off from TNO @ Holst Centre.Since 2006, Ashok has worked in various technical as well as commercial roles... Read More →
avatar for Melanie Wendrikat

Melanie Wendrikat

Manager Market Strategy – Printed Electronics, Henkel AG & Co. KGaA
Melanie Wendrikat is the Global Market Strategy Manager for Henkel Adhesive Technologies' printed electronics new business accelerator. She is responsible for the strategic development of newly evolving markets and digital business models. Melanie joined Henkel Adhesive Technologies... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2022 9:00am - 4:00pm PDT
210B

12:00pm PDT

Lunch Break
Monday June 27, 2022 12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Pre-Conference Symposium 3: Sensorizing With MEMS: the Latest in Products, Design and Manufacturing
This half-day session provides a fast and deep look at the status of MEMS sensors – the most powerful and innovative sensors around. MEMS suppliers will take the stage to discuss the latest achievements in manufacturing these amazing devices, as well as new embedded capabilities. Attendees should expect to meet some of the innovators in the space and will leave with a better understanding of supply chains, design capabilities, and new MEMS approaches from some of the most well-known suppliers in the industry.

1:00pm-1:15pm  Moderator Welcome - SEMI MSIG Overview
Moderator: Paul Carey, Director MSIG, SEMI

1:15pm-1:30pm Supply Chain Risk Report: The Semiconductor Shortage
Speaker: Bindiya Vakil, CEO, Resilinc

1:30pm-1:50pm Foundry Capability
Speaker: Robert MacDonald, Senior Staff Engineer, GE Research

1:50pm-2:10pm MEMS Design
Speaker: Mary Ann Maher, Ph.D., CEO, SoftMEMS

2:10pm-2:30pm MEMS Product Development
Speaker: Carolyn D. White, Ph.D., COO, Director of MEMS Development, A. M. Fitzgerald & Associates

2:30pm-2:40pm Break

2:40pm-3:00PM  High-Performance and Low-Power Motion Sensors for Monitoring and Navigation Applications
Speaker: Sam Zhang, Fellow and Director of MEMS System, Module and Application Engineering, Analog Devices Inc.

3:00pm-3:20pm MEMS Product: Environmental Sensors
Speaker: Thomas Block, Senior Product Manager for Magnetic and Environmental Sensors, Bosch Sensortec

3:20pm-3:40pm Capacitive MEMS Technology for Low Power Pressure Sensing
Speaker: Calin Miclaus, Sr. Director, Pressure Sensor R&D, TDK Invensense

3:20pm-3:40pm MEMS Stealth Wafer Dicing
Speaker: Richard Boardman, Senior Sales Engineer, GDSI


Speakers
avatar for Calin Miclaus

Calin Miclaus

Sr. Director, Pressure Sensor R&D, TDK Invensense
Calin Miclaus is a strategic leader with over 20 years experience in successful development and commercialization of sensing products for Consumer, IoT, automotive, medical and industrial applications. As Head Development, he led the launch of lowest power and noise pressure sensor... Read More →
avatar for Paul Carey

Paul Carey

Director, MEMS and Sensors Industry Group, SEMI
Mr. Carey joined SEMI as the Director of SEMI’s MEMS and Sensors Group early in April 2021 after working at X-Ray imaging backplane supplier, dpiX, in various positions starting in 2003.  He was the process, equipment, and yield manager in their Gen 2.5 Palo Alto glass Fab until... Read More →
avatar for Robert MacDonald

Robert MacDonald

Senior Staff Engineer, GE Research
avatar for Mary Ann Maher, Ph. D.

Mary Ann Maher, Ph. D.

CEO, SoftMEMS
Dr. Mary Ann Maher received her Ph.D. from Caltech in 1989 in the area of semiconductor device modeling. At Tanner Research she began the simulation and modeling group and launched Tanner’s T-Spice analog circuit simulator product. As Director of Advanced Products, she brought to... Read More →
avatar for Carolyn White, Ph.D.

Carolyn White, Ph.D.

COO, Director of MEMS Development, A. M. Fitzgerald & Associates
Dr. White specializes in the design and fabrication of MEMS devices and has experience in foundry transfers and technology strategic analysis including of the evaluation of patent portfolios, feasibility studies, and cost/performance analysis. With over 20 years of experience in MEMS... Read More →
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Sam Zhang

ADI Fellow, Analog Devices
Sam Zhang is an Analog Devices Fellow and Director of MEMS System, Module and Application Engineering. He has been a principal designer and innovator of ADI's high-performance inertial MEMS products, including the company’s first three-axis accelerometer and first MEMS microphone... Read More →
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Thomas Block, Ph.D.

Senior Product Manager for Magnetic and Environmental Sensors, Bosch Sensortec
Thomas Block has over 15 years of experience workingin Product Management. He received his PhD in SolidState Chemistry from University of Mainz, Germany andDiploma in Chemistry from Duisburg University,Germany. After his PhD he worked as PostdoctoralFellow at the IBM Research Center... Read More →
avatar for Richard Boardman

Richard Boardman

Senior Sales Engineer, GDSI
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Bindiya Vakil

CEO, Resilinc
Resilinc CEO Bindiya Vakil is credited with bringing supply chain risk management into the mainstream. Vakil has helped transform the way that global organizations approach supply chain visibility and risk; driving them to shift from reactively addressing catastrophic supply chain... Read More →


Monday June 27, 2022 1:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
210C

4:00pm PDT

VIP & Opening Reception
Monday June 27, 2022 4:00pm - 6:00pm PDT
Outdoor Plaza
  Networking
 
Tuesday, June 28
 

8:00am PDT

Conference Networking Breakfast
Tuesday June 28, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

Registration Open
Tuesday June 28, 2022 8:00am - 6:00pm PDT

8:30am PDT

Autotech Council Innovation Review on Sensors for ADAS and Driverless
This month, the Autotech Council opens their discussion on automotive and mobility sensors to the public. Join Autotech Council members, OEMs, automotive suppliers, mobility startups and VCs to discover the current state of innovation in automotive sensors and highlight relevant startups with cutting edge solutions for ADAS, autonomous, and in-vehicle sensors. As always, expect demos, networking time, business discussions, and an interactive format that promotes relationships between member and non-member companies.

Ticket price: $200

Tuesday June 28, 2022 8:30am - 12:00pm PDT
210F

9:00am PDT

Conference Session: A Path to Interoperability and Cybersecurity for IoT Sensors
- Understanding of critical issues, risks, and threats that plague the sensor industry. From microchip to the cloud.
- Recommended solutions for both interoperability and cybersecurity.
- Most importantly, the audience will learn of IEEE plans in collaboration with the industry to implement them.



Speakers
avatar for Ted Osinski

Ted Osinski

IEEE Sensors Conformity Program Manager, IEEE


Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
210B

9:00am PDT

Conference Session: To Uphold the Sensor Market Growth, MEMS are Getting More Brains
This session will provide an overview of:
  • MEMS market growth and key trends along with understanding what impacts these trends
  • Presenting the ecosystem development and its dynamics, from players revenues to investments, funding, partnerships, etc. 
  • Highlighting 

Speakers
avatar for Dimitrio Damianos

Dimitrio Damianos

Technology Market Analyst, Yole Development
Dimitrios Damianos, Ph.D., is a Senior Technology & Market Analyst, part of the Photonics & Sensing division at Yole Développement (Yole).Based on solid technical expertise in imaging, sensing, and photonics, Dimitrios oversees the day-to-day production of valuable technology & market... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
210C

9:00am PDT

Conference Session: Using Electronic Security to Protect Your Revolutionary Medical Products
In this session, attendees will:
  • Learn how proliferation in innovative medical devices and technology is driving increased necessity to ensure patient safety
  • Discuss ways to increase safety by electronically blocking counterfeits, as well as digitally authenticating IP to prevent direct copies of technology
  • Explore methods to securely and selectively lock and unlock device features when the hardware supports a range of feature options


Speakers
avatar for Michael Haight

Michael Haight

Director of Product Line Management, Analog Devices
Michael Haight is a Director of Product Line Management at Analog Devices where he is responsible for Embedded Security Products with special focus on developing business in North America. Originally coming from an IC Design background, Michael had almost 25 years of experience at... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
210A

9:35am PDT

Conference Session: Case Study on Importance of Testing - How to Test Your Sensor Networks & Products Successfully
This session will cover:
  • Type of projects vs. testing limitations
  • Types of testing methods and outcome in real applications
  • Review the difference in testing approach for sensors and "smart sensors."

Speakers
avatar for Jacek Pieczaba

Jacek Pieczaba

Senior Field Application Engineer, Sensirion Inc.
Jacek is an experience hardware engineer who has been in electronics for more that +15years working on designs, tests, and innovations. He specialized with creating hardware platforms which helps to enable new sensing technologies and make a product more productive and intelligent... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
210C

9:35am PDT

Conference Session: How AI & ML Will Change the Healthcare Landscape to Better Patient Care in the Digital Era?
This session will cover:
  • How AI and ML will change healthcare manufacturing processes, expand equipment capabilities and significantly improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Specific AI and ML technologies that the MedTech and healthcare industry can harness for better health outcomes
  • AI and ML's impact on treatments and outcomes to address patients, insurers, and providers demand for preventative so

Speakers
avatar for Robert Robinson

Robert Robinson

Vice President & General Manager, Honeywell Healthcare Solutions
Robert Robinson is currently Vice President & General Manager of Honeywell’s Healthcare Solutions business. Prior to his current role, Robert served as Vice President and Chief Product Officer for Honeywell’s Advanced Sensing Technologies business, where he led strategy marketing... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
210A

9:35am PDT

Conference Session: Overcoming AI Limitations in Infrastructure Utilizing DFOS
Companies are collecting tons of data daily through sensor systems. Eliminating the noisy and irrelevant data to get to the core information that end users actually use is becoming a larger problem almost continuously. Using the DarkPulse sensing systems to bring the data to the forefront can delineate out quality data in real time.

Speakers
avatar for Dennis O'Leary

Dennis O'Leary

Founder and CEO, DarkPulse
Dennis O’Leary is a serial entrepreneur with significant international business experience having founded Sulu Electric Power and Light Corp (SEPALCO), a firm with expertise in utility scale power generation and solar energy. He is the founder and Chairman of DarkPulse Inc., a publicly... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
210B

9:55am PDT

Expo Floor Opening
Join the Sensors Converge team for the official opening of the 2022 Expo Floor. 

Tuesday June 28, 2022 9:55am - 10:00am PDT
Expo Hall

10:00am PDT

Avnet Hands-On Workshop: Prototyping Secure Sensor Applications Using Click Boards and the Azure Sphere Starter Kit
Creating quick, accurate, and secure proof of concept prototypes can reduce risk in IoT applications. In this mini workshop, a complete Microsoft Azure IoT connected sensor system is explained and demonstrated by an Azure Sphere specialist. Attendees are then guided though the hands-on process of configuring Avnet’s Azure Sphere Starter Kit for a variety of sensor-to-cloud applications. Attendees will take home an Avnet Sphere Starter Kit and two MikroE click boards to enable follow-on experimentation and learning.

How to Sign up: 
Workshop is open to all attendees of Sensors Converge and co-located events Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference and Autonomous Technologies Conference. Sign-up is available in Registration under Sponsored Workshops in the Add-Ons section. If you’ve already registered, log in to the Attendee Resource Center and you’ll be able to add the workshop to your current registration.

Cost: 
Limited Time Rate $49 per Workshop which includes the cost of Dev Kit - Limited spots available!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Willess

Brian Willess

Technical Solutions Engineer, Avnet
Brian Willess is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Avnet working out of Southport NC.  Brian is one of Avnet’s Azure Sphere Specialists.  He’s Avnet’s North America Azure Sphere Trainer; he develops Azure Sphere demos/examples and supports Azure Sphere development teams.  Brian... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:00am - 11:45am PDT
210E

10:00am PDT

10:10am PDT

[Live Theater Session] Better, Faster, Smarter: How Sensors Enable the Next Generation of Switches
Electromechanical switches convert the mechanical movements of fingers and hands into electronic signals, whether at the push of a button, turning a knob, or sliding an actuator. But customers are expecting more than just a simple switch in applications ranging from home appliances to medical instruments to industrial automation. Learn about how sensor technology integration can offer increased reliability and higher performance to meet the needs of next generation devices.

Speakers
avatar for Tanios BouRamia

Tanios BouRamia

Global Product Manager, Portfolio Team Leader - Americas, C&K Switches
Tanios BouRamia, one of C&K’s Global Product Managers and the Portfolio Management Team Leader for the Americas, has over a decade of industry experience with sensors and switches, with a particular interest in magnetic sensing technologies. Tanios earned his M.B.A. in Strategic... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:10am - 10:25am PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

10:10am PDT

Conference Session: Advanced Nanomaterial Embedded Cyber-Physical Platforms for Real-Time Monitoring of Water Challenges Related to Safety and Security
In this session, attendees will learn:
  • Understanding the importance of monitoring environmental contaminants using advanced and networked sensor systems
  • Leveraging the convergence of nanotechnology to smart and connected systems using commercial off-the-shelf sensors
  • Benefits of the integration of platforms such as LIDAR, Hyperspectral imaging, LIBS using fixed or UAV-based platforms

Speakers
avatar for Ashok Vaseashta

Ashok Vaseashta

CEO/CTO, Researcher, Professor, International Clean Water Institute
Prof. Dr. Ashok Vaseashta is CEO/CTO and Executive Director for research with the International Clean Water Institute in Virginia, USA. He also serves as a Professor at Riga Technical University, Chaired Professor of Nanotechnology at the Academy of Sciences of Moldova, Academician... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
210B

10:10am PDT

Conference Session: Motion Sensor Software Trends: From Pedometer to Machine Learning On-Chip
This session, attendees will hear:
  • Discussion of the trends in motion sensor software and algorithms for Consumer Motion applications  
  • An address of emerging motion sensor software requirements in TWS, Wearables and AR Glasses markets
  • How will Machine Learning on a motion sensor chip capture customized gesture and activity classification with motion sensors. Few examples using TDK’s Machine Learning Framework for sensors will be covered. 

Speakers
avatar for Sahil Choudhary

Sahil Choudhary

Director of Product Management, TDK InvenSense
 Sahil Choudhary is currently a Director of Product Management at TDK InvenSense. He is currently leading the Smart Sensor product-line and managing the software corporate strategy for motion sensors at TDK. He has been in the sensor industry for 10 years and brings a gamut of experience... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
210C

10:10am PDT

Conference Session: Understanding the Opportunities and Challenges for Printed, Flexible, Stretchable, and Functional Fabric Sensors in MedTech/Wearable Applications
In this session, attendees will learn:
  • Motivation and benefits to use these sensors versus alternative solutions
  • Challenges of their integration with other functional element of basic MedTech / wearable applications
  • Manufacturing issues to create these heterogeneous and hybrid solutions from a materials, printing and assembly a.k.a. “converter” perspective
  • Barriers to the successful commercialization of these sensors and recommended strategies for market success

Speakers
avatar for Roger Grace

Roger Grace

President, Roger Grace Associate
Roger H. Grace is president of Roger Grace Associates (Bonita Springs, Florida) which he founded in 1982 and which provides a broad spectrum of marketing consulting services including market research, integrated marketing communications and new business development to the sensor... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
210A

10:25am PDT

[Live Theater Session] Enabling New Levels of Performance and Safety in Magnetic Sensors with xMR
Automobile system complexity has increased significantly with the electrification of the drivetrain and the advanced driver aids. Developing higher performance sensors requires new transducer technology along with improved silicon designs to meet these challenges.  Explore the advancements with xMR technology, new levels of performance and safety are being achieved in support of evolving autonomous applications.

Speakers
avatar for Paul David

Paul David

Chief Technologist, Sensor Innovation, Allegro MicroSystems
Paul David, Executive Director and Chief Technologist at Allegro MicroSystems, is a 26-year industry veteran passionate about sensor, transducer, and package innovation. Established as a growth leader in sensor evolution, Paul has leveraged industry-forward technologies and led advancements... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:25am - 10:40am PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

10:40am PDT

[Live Theater Session] Let Starrycom’s SPX-1 Smart Proximity Sensor Chip Rejuvenate Your Sensor Development
While physics behind proximity sensors hasn't changed, technological advancement allows us to rejuvenate sensor design and achieve more than ever before. A universal technology platform for proximity sensor development to achieve extended sensing range, equal sensing for all metals, selective sensing for different metals, and wider operating temperature range will be presented.  All these advanced features are being achieved through Starrycom’s SPX-1 smart proximity sensor chip.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas Chen

Thomas Chen

Chief Technology Officer, Starrycom Sensing Technologies Inc.
Thomas Chen received his master’s degree in electrical engineering from Southeast University, Nanjing, China in 1984 and B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hohai University, Nanjing, China in 1982. He served as a lecturer while working towards his Ph.D degree in Southeast... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

11:00am PDT

11:00am PDT

Opening Keynote by Adrian Grenier - Technology & Sustainability: Working Together for a Better Future
Adrian Grenier, an environmentalist, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Investor and star of Netflix’s Clickbait and HBO’s Entourage, will address the role tech has in forging a more sustainable future. He is a leading advocate for integrating sustainability into everyday life. He is also the creator of Earth Speed - a docu-series on environmental innovators who are solving real problems, and the co-founder of the multi-media platform SHFT.COM, an online space for people to connect, acquire, and interact in a more sustainable and conscious manner.

More speaker and session details coming soon!

Moderators
PM

Paul Miller

CEO, Questex

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Grenier

Adrian Grenier

Actor & Environmentalist
Adrian Grenier is an accomplished actor, filmmaker, and environmentalist. He is best known for his role as ‘Vincent Chase’ in the hit HBO series & film, ENTOURAGE, and also appeared in films such as DRIVE ME CRAZY, TRASH FIRE, MARAUDERS and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA. He's recently... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 11:00am - 11:30am PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

11:30am PDT

Keynote: The Future of Human-Robot Interaction
The robots are coming and they’re getting smarter, evolving from single-task devices (think Roomba) into machines that can make their own decisions and autonomously navigate public spaces. From transportation systems, hospitals and the military, to the robotization of our workplaces and households, robots will be everywhere and will increasingly interact with people.
 
Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI raises new ethical quandaries and challenges legal codes created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine.
 
Drawing from her recent work exploring humans’ emotional responses to robots, Dr. Kate Darling answers questions like:
  • What happens when robots move from behind factory walls into shared spaces and begin interacting with humans?
  • What opportunities and challenges should we anticipate in the future of human-robot interaction?
  • Where does the true potential of AI and robotics lie, and will robots supplement human ability, or replace it?
  • Why do people treat robots like living things, and why does that matter?
  • What can and can’t robots and AI do?
  • What societal challenges will we face in a future with robots (ethical, legal, social)?
 
Dr. Darling examines why people fear some robots and empathize with others, while also prompting – and answering – questions about what society’s relationship with these robots could look like in the future. What follows is in part an examination of the technology itself, but ultimately, offers a window into how it’s poised to change the way we relate to each other and our own humanity – and why it matters.
 

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Kate Darling

Dr. Kate Darling

Leading Expert in Robot Ethics and MIT Media Lab Research Specialist
Dr. Kate Darling is a leading expert in Robot Ethics. She’s a researcher at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab, where she investigates social robotics and conducts experimental studies on human-robot interaction. Kate explores the emotional connection between... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

12:30pm PDT

12:30pm PDT

[Workshop Zone] Trusted Computing Group Workshop: Cyber Resilience for IoT - Bouncing Back from Attacks
IoT devices are constantly under attack and the attacks just keep getting better. What happens if an attacker finds a chink in your armor and successfully infects a device or thousands of them? Trusted Computing Group’s newest cyber resilient technology standards show how to detect and recover from such an attack in an automated manner. Come learn about how you can use this new technology.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna

Distinguished Engineer, Infineon Technologies
Steve Hanna is a Distinguished Engineer at Infineon Technologies. On a global basis, he is responsible for IoT security strategy and technology. As a security expert, Steve is a leader in many standards groups. • Within the Matter Work Group in the Connectivity Standards Alliance... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 12:30pm - 1:15pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

12:30pm PDT

1:00pm PDT

Microchip Workshop: Developing IoT Cellular Applications With Arduino®
The AVR-IoT Cellular Board from Microchip has full Arduino compatibility and is shipped with a rich cellular library. This training focuses on how to use said library when developing IoT applications in Arduino. Topics such as MQTT, HTTP, Low Power and AWS are covered, with a focus on hands-on training.

Speakers
avatar for Johan Lofstad

Johan Lofstad

Senior Application Engineer/IoT Champion, Microchip


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
210F

1:15pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Empowering the Intelligent Edge to Eliminate Unplanned Downtime
Real-time, continuous, condition monitoring and predictive maintenance solutions are increasing in importance as manufacturers look to increase throughput and asset utilization by reducing unplanned asset downtime. This talk will discuss condition monitoring growth drivers, example of new service-based business models based on monitoring of an asset’s health. Finally introducing the key technologies required to deliver, high value asset health insights and how to accelerate new condition monitoring deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Maurice O'Brien

Maurice O'Brien

Strategic Marketing Manager - Industrial Automation, Analog Devices
Maurice O’Brien is the strategic marketing manager for industrial automation at Analog Devices. He is responsible for delivering industrial automation focused, system-level solutions. Prior to this role, Maurice spent 3 years working on Industrial Ethernet and 15 years working in... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:15pm - 1:30pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone
  Expo Highlight - open to all!
  • Registration Pass All-Access Pass, Conference Pass, Expo Hall Pass, Pre-Conference Add-On, VIP Pass
  • about Maurice O’Brien is the strategic marketing manager for industrial automation at Analog Devices. He is responsible for delivering industrial automation focused, system-level solutions. Prior to this role, Maurice spent 3 years working on Industrial Ethernet and 15 years working in applications and marketing roles in power management with Analog Devices. He has a B.Eng. in electronic engineering from the University of Limerick, Ireland.

1:30pm PDT

[Main Stage] Startup Pitchfire
Join us at the Converge Main Stage to see the latest startup companies in the sensors and electronics community pitch their cutting-edge tech.

Participant companies include:
  • AllSpice
  • BG Technologies
  • Boreas Technologies
  • Inchfab
  • SwayAI
  • XenomatiX

AllSpice: a git platform for hardware engineers, inspired by software principles
AllSpice: a git platform for hardware engineers, inspired by software principles.
Accelerate your hardware development with digital, asynchronous design reviews that run like pull requests. Create visual BOM, PCB, and schematic diffs, tag stakeholders directly in designs for feedback and build an agile workflow. Want to join? Learn more at allspice.io.

The Future of Touch: Haptics, Sensing and The User Experience
In this presentation, Stuart Nixdorff will explain how piezoelectric sensors and actuators are replacing legacy haptic technologies in consumer electronics and how Boréas Technologies’ proprietary piezoelectric actuator driver technology platform, enables the rapid design of low-power HD haptic feedback in PCs, smartphones, automotive and other devices.

Inchfab – Rapid, Cost-Efficient Microfabrication

Introducing Sway AI and the Sway AI No-Code Visual Platform
Amir Atai will be introducing Sway AI a no-code AI company out of the Boston area and our no-code AI visual platform where we empower any enterprise to build AI applications without having to write a single line of code.

XenomatiX
XenomatiX is the first company to offer true solid state lidar sensors based on a multi-beam lasers concept and risk-free, scalable, semiconductor technology. XenomatiX’ product lines include a broad range of sensing solutions: the millimeter accurate road lidar, XenoTrack; the long & mid-range, off-the-shelf XenoLidar and the modular series X-Module; as well as two software products XenoWare and X-Ware. XenomatiX develops specific sensing solution for both Automotive and Industrial application.

Moderators
avatar for Charlene Soucy

Charlene Soucy

Senior Director, Sensors & Electronics, Questex

Speakers
avatar for Colin Duggan

Colin Duggan

Founder and CEO, BG Networks
Before founding BG Networks in 2020, Colin worked at Analog Devices (ADI) for 29 years in various engineering, management, and marketing leadership roles managing teams located in U.S., China, Europe, and India. Colin’s experience includes work in automotive, consumer, industrial... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Nixdorff

Stuart Nixdorff

Senior Vice President, Boreas Technologies
avatar for Amir Atai

Amir Atai

CEO, Sway AI
Amir Atai is Sway AI’s CEO and Co-Founder, he is an entrepreneur and innovator. He has been an executive member of three successful and market-changing startups: Telica (acquired by Nokia), Affirmed Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and Parallel Wireless. Amir is passionate about... Read More →
avatar for Jacopo Alaimo

Jacopo Alaimo

Business Development Manager, XenomatiX
Jacopo joined XenomatiX to lead the expansion of its revolutionary and simple LiDAR technology in the North American region. In his earlier career he covered managerial positions in Automotive Tier 1s supporting the introduction of Solid-State Technology. Jacopo earned an MS in Aerospace... Read More →
avatar for Valentina Ratner

Valentina Ratner

Co-Founder and CEO, AllSpice.io
Valentina Ratner is co-founder and CEO of AllSpice.io, a git platform for hardware engineers. Passionate about the hardware space and cross-team collaboration, Valentina is an experienced engineer and former Amazon PM. She holds a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Boston University and an M.S. in Engineering (Computer Science) and an MBA f... Read More →
avatar for Mitchell Hsing

Mitchell Hsing

Co-Founder & CEO, Inchfab, Inc.
Mitchell holds a Ph.D. in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He and his co-founder, started InchFab out of their PhD research on how to better enable innovation on the microscale. InchFab aims to lower the barrier of entry for micro device fabrication... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

1:30pm PDT

[Workshop Zone] IAR Systems Hands-On Workshop: Optimizing Deep Learning AI/ML Models for Resource Constrained Embedded Systems
Machine Learning is becoming increasingly relevant in industry for decreasing costs and increasing efficiency using predictive maintenance techniques. By making use of machine learning, it is possible to build a model that makes predictions based on sensor input data in the presence of uncertainty.   
 
In this session, we will explore:
  • the use case of predictive maintenance with deep learning model
  • determining the condition of an engine to estimate when maintenance should be performed
  • how to optimize deep learning models to make it fit into your embedded application without compromising performance and energy efficiency 
Join IAR Systems for this session for practical and applicable knowledge to effectively use your embedded application.

Speakers
avatar for Shawn Prestridge

Shawn Prestridge

Senior Field Application Engineer / US FAE Team Leader, IAR Systems
Shawn Prestridge has served as IAR System's Senior Field Applications Engineer since 2008 and as the US FAE Manager since 2018. Shawn has worked in the software industry since 1993 and prior to joining IAR Systems he held the position of Embedded Hardware/Software Engineer with Texas... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:30pm - 2:15pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

1:50pm PDT

Conference Session: Leveraging SoC Concepts to Create a System-in-a-Sensor
Integration of many components onto a single die revolutionized the electronics industry. This SoC concept is driving the next wave of innovation by creating more efficient, reliable, flexible and functional sensors. What are:
  • overall trends in sensor/chip integration?
  • implications for design engineers?
  • future integration trends including application/context specific capabilities?

Speakers
avatar for Tim Shotter

Tim Shotter

Co-founder & CTO, Superior Sensor Technology
Tim Shotter is the co-founder and CTO of Superior Sensor Technology, a leading provider of innovative pressure sensor technology for HVAC, medical and industrial products. Tim’s years of experience designing pressure sensors and other related technology and working with a diverse... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
210C

1:50pm PDT

Conference Session: The Future on the Farm is Now - The Technology Behind Autonomy
This session will cover:
  • The steps making full-scale autonomy on the farm a reality vs. on the road. 
  • Autonomy best practices in agriculture that other industries can learn from.
  • How full autonomy can solve the vast variability challenges in agriculture.

Speakers
avatar for Gaurav Bansal

Gaurav Bansal

Director of Engineering & Autonomy, Blue River Technology - a John Deere Company
Gaurav Bansal, PhD., is director of engineering and autonomy at Blue River Technology, a John Deere Company, where he leads an engineering team delivering the machine-learning stack for a new autonomy product. He started his career in the automotive industry, where he worked on technical... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
210B

1:50pm PDT

Conference Session: Utilizing Sensor Data to Detect Health Indicators
In this session, attendees will learn:
  • How to best organize sensor data to detect health indicators
  • How has sensor technology improved health measures?
  • How to organize health data for maximum utilization

Speakers
avatar for Michael Condry

Michael Condry

Chair, Advisory Board, ClincAL
Michael is currently leading a consulting firm on technology future directions in business with a recent focus on Digital Health technologies and their data.   He also chairs the Advisory Board for ClinicAI, Inc. a healthcare startup. Michael’s career spans both academic and industry... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 1:50pm - 2:20pm PDT
210A

2:00pm PDT

[Main Stage] Partner Keynote: ExpressConnect, the Future of Codeless Design
To accelerate IoT implementation from POC to production, Avnet’s Express Connect tool is low code visual programming environment with hundreds of sensors and devices. Join us to learn more on how Express Connect can dramatically reduce development time and effort on your next product.

Speakers
avatar for Keaton Andersen

Keaton Andersen

Senior Manager, IoT Solutions, Avnet
Keaton Andersen has been in the electronics industry for 10 years in a variety of engineering and product ownership roles. He currently serves as a Senior Manager of IoT Solutions with Avnet focused on the IoTConnect and ExpressConnect products. He and his team work to deliver solutions... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:00pm - 2:15pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Avnet Hands-On Workshop: Enhancing an Embedded Sensor Application with a Custom Voice Command Interface
Incorporating voice recognition / command detection is a growing trend in embedded systems. In this mini workshop, a full-featured, voice-interfaced sensor system with webserver and embedded media player is demonstrated. Attendees are then guided though the rapid implementation steps of adding their own custom voice-command interface using NXP’s online VIT Voice Model Generation tool. The final building and running of a voice-enabled application using Avnet’s NXP i.MX RT1176 based MaaXBoard RT concludes the workshop, with attendees taking home the MaaXBoard RT kit for further experimentation.

How to Sign Up
Workshop is open to all attendees of Sensors Converge and co-located events Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference and Autonomous Technologies Conference. Sign-up is available in Registration under Sponsored Workshops in the Add-Ons section. If you’ve already registered, log in to the Attendee Resource Center and you’ll be able to add the workshop to your current registration.

Cost
Limited Time Rate $49 per Workshop which includes the cost of Dev Kit - Limited spots available!

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fenn

Peter Fenn

Director, Avnet
Peter Fenn, a Director with Avnet’s Products & Emerging Technologies group, leads an engineering team focused on the development of innovative embedded IoT products, highlighting Avnet’s latest supplier solutions. From all aspects of hardware design to development of embedded... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
210E

2:15pm PDT

[Main Stage] Partner Keynote: Rohde & Schwarz on Power Integrity Measurements
Well regulated power is critical to the reliability of sensors and embedded systems. This talk will cover the key elements in measuring and troubleshooting power integrity issues.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Schnecker

Mike Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Mike Schnecker has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. His experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and he has specialized in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

2:15pm PDT

[Workshop Zone] Finite State Workshop: Enabling the Business Starts with Security: Six Steps to Secure Connected Device Automation
Most device manufacturers and implementers are not prioritizing security as they are building products and compiling software and firmware components. However, product security teams and product asset owners are often blind to the inherent risks in their own software and firmware supply chains. In fact, 60% of organizations lose revenue due to product security concerns for connected devices and embedded systems. This presentation will explore how organizations can move toward an automated product security model providing across the software supply chain lifecycle. The discussion will also provide a six-step methodology for initiating or maturing any product security program with a definitive focus on business enablement.
Attendees will learn how to:
  • Enable their business by reducing time to market
  • Automate security processes and workflow including PSIRT
  • Take action on SBOM creation and manage supply chain risk
  • Reduce exploitability of vulnerabilities identified in software and firmware
  • Comply with enterprise security policies and regulations 

Speakers
LH

Lindsey Havens

Finite State


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:15pm - 3:00pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

2:25pm PDT

Conference Session: A Complete AI Insights Solution for Farmers
In this session, attendees will learn:
  • How We Will Deliver Actionable Data to Farmers – The Partnership; The Data; The Technology 
  • Learning about No-Code Precision Agricultural Applications 
  • Trilogy’s take on: How do they collect the data; Where is it stored; How is it aggregated 
  • The Result - A digital agriculture platform 


Speakers
avatar for Amir Atai

Amir Atai

CEO, Sway AI
Amir Atai is Sway AI’s CEO and Co-Founder, he is an entrepreneur and innovator. He has been an executive member of three successful and market-changing startups: Telica (acquired by Nokia), Affirmed Networks (acquired by Microsoft), and Parallel Wireless. Amir is passionate about... Read More →
avatar for Jitender Arora

Jitender Arora

Co-Founder, Chief Product Officer, Sway AI
Jitender is Sway AI’s Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer. He is an entrepreneur and product leader with over 20 years of experience in building large-scale B2B and B2C products. Prior to co-founding Sway AI, he successfully led the product management of Amazon Alexa AI/ML Platform... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
210B

2:25pm PDT

Conference Session: MEMS Speakers Are Setting New Standards in Audio Integration
Speakers
avatar for Andrea Rusconi

Andrea Rusconi

CTO, Usound
Andrea Rusconi Clerici has 10+ years of technical experience in the MEMS industry having covered several engineering and management positions in R&D, product development, manufacturing engineering, and operations. He has experience in research (Fraunhofer Institute), large companies... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:25pm - 2:55pm PDT
210C

2:25pm PDT

Conference Session: WORKSHOP: How to Easily Build a Smart Sensor with the PICMG IOT.1 Specification
Requirement: Each participant must bring a Wi-Fi connected laptop with a USB port.

Participants in this workshop will have the chance to see how easy it is to create their very own smart sensor using their laptop and PICMG IOT.1 technology. Using their own laptop, each participant will see their smart sensor working, and will leave with a small, embedded board and a sensor to take with them as an example of how to replicate it.
 
We’ll begin by discussing the challenges with making smart sensors and then move into an overview of PICMG’s IOT.1 firmware specification. After that, we’ll spend the rest of the time putting the spec into practice - we're going to make a smart sensor!
 
The workshop will begin with each participant creating a sensor definition file, just like they might do if they were creating their own smart sensor. Then we'll use the automated configurator to configure the device to create a device configuration file. Finally, we'll develop the firmware for their custom smart sensor. No single line of code needs to be written, as the tool chain will do that for them, and then we’ll upload the code onto the device.

Speakers
avatar for David Sandy

David Sandy

PICMG
David has been involved with PICMG since 2020 as an intern, technical writer, and programming consultant. He has been instrumental in developing the open source Configurator as part of the PICMG IoT effort, and has continued to work with PICMG on software development. David is currently... Read More →
avatar for Doug Sandy

Doug Sandy

CTO, PICMG
Doug Sandy is the CTO for PICMG, with over 26 years of industry experience in the embedded computing, industrial automation, telecommunications, and cloud computing spaces. Doug has worked as Technical Fellow, Chief Technology Officer, and Chief Architect for major corpor­ations... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:25pm - 3:25pm PDT
210A

2:30pm PDT

[Main Stage] Tech Talk: Inertial Sensing in High Accuracy Static and Dynamic Instrumentation
Instruments must comply with the application requirements. To "meet the spec" may require expensive production steps, frequent calibrations, or complicated software algorithms to compensate for various errors. 0.2 deg leveling accuracy and 1 deg/h bias instability are the key factors to help system designers’ work. Learn how Murata’s new inclinometer and IMU will take your Industrial designs to the next level with the ideal ratio of price and performance.

Speakers
avatar for Pekka Kostiainen

Pekka Kostiainen

Senior Business Development Manager, Murata Electronics
Pekka Kostiainen is a Senior Manager, Business Development of Mobility in Murata Electronics North America. His role is to support and find solutions to OEM and Tier1 customers’ AD/ADAS IMU-challenges in the measurement, integration and manufacturing using Murata’s resources and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 2:30pm - 2:45pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Conference Session: Autonomous Robots for Precision Agriculture
In this session, attendees will learn about:
  • Drone-based multispectral orthmosiac imaging and analytics 
  • GPS-denied autonomous robots for field scouting 
  • Multimodal coordinated robotic field spraying 


Speakers
avatar for Dan Hennage

Dan Hennage

FarmX
Dan Hennage is a roboticist with a background in embedded systems, distributed control, and artificial intelligence. Projects he has worked on include the Space Shuttle, the first in-vehicle navigation systems, and demand side load management for the smart grid. More recently, Dan... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
210A

3:00pm PDT

Conference Session: Understanding the Safety Requirements for Sensors and Sensing Elements
In this session, attendees will learn:
  • How are sensors used in safety-related applications?
  • Overall understanding of functional safety as it relates to sensors
  • What are the benefits of compliance to a safety standard?

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Antony

Joseph Antony

Principal Engineer, Underwriters Laboratories, LLC
Joseph Antony is a principal engineer with UL, having served in various roles with the company since 1989. He is a technical expert in automatic electrical controls intended for use in electrical and gas-fired products. Joe serves as Chief Technical Advisor and Chairman of the United... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
210C

3:00pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Rohde & Schwarz on Bus Measurements: Analyzing Latency and Errors on Low Speed Serial Busses
Embedded systems use arrays of sensors to understand their environment for applications such as autonomous driving. It is important to understand the latency between these sensors and processing units in order to guarantee timely response. This talk will introduce methods for using a digital oscilloscope to evaluate the relative timing of interfaces including statistics of the data signals on interconnecting digital busses.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Schnecker

Mike Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Mike Schnecker has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. His experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and he has specialized in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

3:00pm PDT

[Main Stage] Autotech Council Startup Review
Autotech Council members meet monthly to evaluate new technologies and get a head start on new mobility and transportation solutions. This session will introduce 3 of our members as judges as they hear pitches from 4 startups and represent a range of mobility segments as they quiz the presenters on their solutions and business models.

Moderators
avatar for Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton

Executive Director, Autotech Council
Liz Kerton is an innovation matchmaker across the technology segments of mobility, telecom, and cleantech. In her work with the Autotech Council, over 1000 mobility startups have been introduced to auto makers, Tier 1 vendors, and mobility investors over the past 10 years and many... Read More →
avatar for Timo Korpela

Timo Korpela

Head of Automotive Partnerships, North America, Vaisala
Timo Korpela leads Vaisala’s automotive partnerships and business development in North America. He has over 20 years of business management experience in telecommunications, wireless, human-machine interfaces, IoT and automotive. Based in Silicon Valley, Mr. Korpela has a unique... Read More →
avatar for Mitchell Yun

Mitchell Yun

Investment Manager, Hyundai Mobis Ventures
Mitchell is the head of Hyundai Mobis Ventures in Silicon Valley, some of his key investments include Zendar, Sonatus, Envisics, Velodyne, and more.Before joining Mobis, Mitchell led the M&A at Kotra, where he advised M&A and financing solutions for major companies in Korea and worked... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Keith Ferry

Keith Ferry

CEO, Cerebrum Sensor Technologies, Inc.
Keith Ferry is an entrepreneur and the founder / CEO of Cerebrum Sensor Technologies, Inc. and Tire Stickers LLC.  Keith holds several patents for inventing unique bonding technology for flexible surfaces and algorithms for monitoring tire analytics (e.g. tread depth monitoring... Read More →
avatar for Alex Qi

Alex Qi

CEO, Pontosense
Alex Qi is the CEO of Pontosense, an organization on the cutting edge of mobility care – with innovations in wireless sensing technologies. With medical-grade accuracy, Pontosense measures heartbeat, breathing, and HRV for drivers and passengers, with detection of alcohol, stress... Read More →
avatar for Joel Pazhayampallil

Joel Pazhayampallil

BlueSpace.AI
Joel founded drive.ai (acquired by Apple in 2019) and has been in the AV industry for over a decade. He was the key engineer for Supercruise freeway autonomy feature at General Motors and was a graduate fellow at Stanford AI Lab of which Drive.ai spun out of after receiving his M.S... Read More →
avatar for Gerhard Boiciuc

Gerhard Boiciuc

VP Business Development and Partnerships, ANELLO Photonics
Gerhard Boiciuc is the VP of Business Development and Partnerships at ANELLO Photonics where he is leading engagements with customers in the Automotive, Trucking, Robotics and Autonomy space. Prior to ANELLO, Gerhard was at HERE Technologies where he helped build and establish the... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

3:00pm PDT

Microchip Workshop: Interfacing Low Power / Low Voltage Sensors to the AVR®128DB48 Microcontroller
This hands-on session will introduce low power programming techniques and the MVIO (Multi-Voltage IO) support provided by the AVR128DB family of microcontrollers.  

Attendees of this workshop will be provided an evaluation board kit that demonstrates a direct interface between an AVR128DB48 MCU split between a 3.3V and 1.8V voltage domain directly interfacing to a 1.8V based 3D magnetic field sensor.

By using a door/window alarm sensor example the basic concepts of low power clock domain switching and sleep modes will be used to implement a basic low power alarm system.

Speakers
avatar for Bob Martin

Bob Martin

Wizard of Make/Senior Staff Engineer, Microchip
An avid maker before it was a recognized vocation, Bob Martin has 30+ years of embedded systems experience. He serves as the “Wizard of Make” for Microchip and is deeply involved in the maker movement and the open-source Arduino® platform that supports 8- and 32-bit MCUs. In... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:00pm - 5:00pm PDT
210F

3:45pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Factory Monitoring – A Game Plan for Digital Transformation
An introduction to factory monitoring, how to self-assess your position, and what you need to know to get started. As we discuss integrating hardware and software, network essentials, data capture systems, and in-house development considerations, we’ll establish the next steps to secure success on your digital transformation journey.

Speakers
avatar for Luke Walsh

Luke Walsh

Managing Director, Brainboxes
With a first-class degree in Electronic Engineering from York, Luke Walsh, a previous winner of HSBC’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, has maintained Brainboxes’ commitment to quality and personal service since taking over as Managing Director of the family business in 2015... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 3:45pm - 4:00pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

3:55pm PDT

4:00pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Solid-State LiDAR: VCSELs, SPAD Arrays, and Front-End Electronics
There is a great interest in developing automotive LiDAR without moving parts – solid state LiDAR. After reviewing its basic operation concept, the presentation focuses on the intricacies of light emission and detection. It presents the technical challenges of using VCSELs as the source of light versus edge-emitting lasers, and SPAD arrays in a correlated-detection mode as detectors. The presentation ends with a discussion of VCSEL and SPAD array optimization to improve the performance of a solid-state LiDAR.

Speakers
avatar for Slawomir Piatek

Slawomir Piatek

Technical Consultant, Hamamatsu Corporation
Slawomir Piatek, Ph.D., is a senior university lecturer of physics at New Jersey Institute of Technology. In his role as scientific consultant at Hamamatsu Corporation, he has developed a photonics training program for engineers and is involved in popularizing SiPM as a novel photodetector... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 4:00pm - 4:15pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

4:00pm PDT

4:15pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Sensata’s A2L Gas Leak Sensor Provides Superior Reliability, Extended Lifetime and Peace of Mind
With the world preparing for the transition to A2L flammable refrigerants, air conditioning systems and refrigeration manufacturers have new challenges in ensuring safe operation of products. Gas leak detection is a key aspect of UL 60335-2-40 certification. Sensata’s A2L gas leak detector provides manufacturers a solution with the in-situ lifetime and reliability they need. With leading results in AHRI testing for high temperature and oil test survivability, Sensata’s solution offers the peace of mind that comes with not needing to schedule a service call.

Speakers
avatar for Richard Rodrigues

Richard Rodrigues

Global Product Manager, Sensing & IoT, Sensata Technologies
Richard has 14 years of product development experience in industrial sensing, professional lighting, environmental sensors, and data loggers.


Tuesday June 28, 2022 4:15pm - 4:30pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

4:30pm PDT

Awards Ceremony: Infineon Announces Design Contest Winners for “Build AI for the IoT”
Infineon will be announcing winners of its “Build AI for the IoT” design contest at Sensors Converge on Tuesday, June 28 at 4:30 pm PT on the Main Stage.

Contestants unlocked the potential of AI on edge devices, running complex AI algorithms right on the edge in this challenge. Design contest participants used Infineon's flexible, ultra-low power PSoC™ 6 technology combined with the secure connectivity of the AIROC™ wireless chips and industry-leading sensors in the XENSIV™ family to re-invent the way we interact with everyday objects in our homes.

Stop by the Main Stage on June 28th at 4:30 pm PT to see the unveiling of Infineon’s top design contest winners.

Speakers
avatar for Gary Sugita

Gary Sugita

Director of Marketing, IoT Compute and Wireless Business Unit, Infineon Technologies
Gary is director of marketing for the IoT Compute and Wireless Business Unit at Infineon. Over the last 30 years, Sugita has held various marketing and technical embedded systems roles. He holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University.


Tuesday June 28, 2022 4:30pm - 5:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

4:30pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Solving the Complexity of Communicating Sensor Data between IoT Devices and the Enterprise
It needs to be extremely easy to get data from the IoT device to the cloud; only there are questions to answer and complexities to solve before launching any IoT project. Communication is so much more than just the connectivity. Overcome the challenges of complexity, cost, and availability through a comprehensive end-to-end solution based on industry standard MQTT protocol. Explore the low-power benefits of MQTT-SN for IoT applications.

Speakers
avatar for Patty Felts

Patty Felts

Principal Product Marketing Manager, u-blox
Patty leads Product Marketing initiatives for all u-blox Services, comprised of communication, location, and security services and the IoT services delivery platform. With u-blox for nine years, including as Project Manager and Product Manager for cellular modules. Experience and... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 4:30pm - 5:15pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

4:30pm PDT

4:30pm PDT

WISE Meetup
Gather with women in the sensors and electronics industry for a casual meetup with refreshments during the Expo Floor Reception. We will be located near Converge Park. 

Tuesday June 28, 2022 4:30pm - 6:00pm PDT
Expo Hall

5:15pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] CMOS Integrated MEMS Gas Sensors for IoT Monitoring Applications
Gas sensors are utilized in a plethora of applications including threat detection, air quality monitoring and medical diagnostics. Current gas sensors suffer from inherent weaknesses such bulky size, high power consumption and cost, prohibiting effective operation in IoT use-cases. Lelantos develops sensors based on CMOS integrated MEMS arrays achieving up to 1000x lower size, power and cost than currently utilized systems, enabling widespread adoption in high-value IoT applications.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Scimeca

Michael Scimeca

Senior Product Engineer, Lelantos
Michael Scimeca is a senior product engineer at Lelantos. He completed a PhD in Chemical Engineering at NYU and possesses 8+ years of experience in semiconductor sensors for optical and thermal imaging, and developing manufacturing designs for medical products. Mike is leading device... Read More →


Tuesday June 28, 2022 5:15pm - 5:30pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone
 
Wednesday, June 29
 

8:00am PDT

Networking Breakfast
Wednesday June 29, 2022 8:00am - 9:00am PDT

8:00am PDT

Registration Open
Wednesday June 29, 2022 8:00am - 4:00pm PDT

9:00am PDT

Conference Session: Case Study on Deployment of Sensors to Detect and Track Wildfires in Colorado
In this case study, attendees will learn about:
  • Embracing new sensors and access to real time, localized data to help make more efficient use of scarce firefighting resources
  • Discussing ways that sensor technology can be used to measure and report on conditions in real time
  • What opportunities does this bring for environmental sensors?

Speakers
avatar for Debra Deininger

Debra Deininger

CRO, N5 Sensors
Debra is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for all things sensing and a goal to make the world a better place through development and deployment of sensors and sensor systems. As CRO at N5, Debra is working to identify and implement gas sensor products and projects that can improve... Read More →
avatar for Abhishek Motayed

Abhishek Motayed

CEO, N5 Sensors


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
210B

9:00am PDT

Conference Session: Leveraging T-Mobile’s industry-leading 5G network – America’s fastest and largest enabling game changing innovations
  • Harnessing super-fast data speeds, ultra-low latency, improved reliability, massive network capacity, for a more uniform user experience How can new innovators harness super-fast data speeds, ultra-low latency, improved reliability, massive network capacity, for a more uniform user experience
  • How can 5G networks be built using different bands of spectrum – low-band, mid-band, and high-band?How is 5G enabling real solutions today leveraging?
  • Curiosity Lab tests have the best assets to test cutting edge technologies- what do these include? Curiosity Lab’s Innovation Center proving out cutting edge technology such as AV, UAV, CV2X along with Low Band applications.

Speakers
avatar for Tiana McNeil

Tiana McNeil

Program and Business Development Director, T-Mobile
Tiana joined T- Mobile in August of 2019 as a Program and Business Development Director. Prior to joining the team Tiana was at Sierra Wireless where she managed a product portfolio for managed IOT Services Globally. Tiana has a long history in wireless and specifically in IoT and... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
210A

9:00am PDT

Conference Session: Smart Home Usability and Implementation Challenges
This session will cover:
  • Heavy connected smart homes - what is the future?
  • What is the challenge from a user's perspective?
  • Does it really work? And what are the recommendations?

Speakers
avatar for Neomar Giacomini

Neomar Giacomini

Senior Engineering Manager, Whirlpool Corporation
Neomar is an accomplished inventor, developer and technology aficionado who has been in Electronics for more than 20 years developing hardware, firmware, sensors and user interfaces. Neomar has filed more than 40 patents and in his current position, he has been leading a team focused... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:00am - 9:30am PDT
210C

9:35am PDT

Conference Session: C-V2X: Tomorrow's Smart City Connected Infrastructure Is Today's Reality in Peachtree Corners
This session will provide exclusive insight into designing and building a true smart city and the “city street of the future.” 

Speakers
avatar for Brandon Branham

Brandon Branham

Chief Technology Officer, City of Peachtree Corners


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
210C

9:35am PDT

Conference Session: Growing the IoT from Billions to Trillions to Create the Supply Chains of the Future
This session will cover:
  • The ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly, from billions to trillions of connected, intelligent things – and what that means for brands across a range of industries.
  • The technologies that are enabling this Internet of Trillions of Things (IoT2) and the industry’s key players – from manufacturers to systems integrators, consultants, and more.
  • The ways in which IoT2 is poised to create next generation supply chains that are more sustainable, profitable, and fortified than ever before.
  • Wiliot’s specific role in the IoT2 and how the company is helping brands across retail, pharma, and F&B transform their supply chains into demand chains through its IoT Pixel computers and Cloud Platform.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Casavant

Eric Casavant

Technical Marketing Manager, Wiliot
Eric Casavant, newly appointed Technical Marketing Manager at Wiliot, has had over nine years of experience in the technology industry. He specializes in software and hardware solutions that work together with simple, easy to use interfaces, and is particularly interested in RFID... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
210A

9:35am PDT

Conference Session: Using PM Sensor to Measure Filtration Efficiency, A Key Health Metric for Commercial and Residential Buildings
This session will cover:
  • Particulate Matter (PM) is an important measure of air quality since it can harm our respiratory system.
  • Monitoring this metric used to require expensive and bulky equipment, but with the advances of new commercial optical PM sensors, users can afford to install multiple instruments for data collection.
  • This trend opens the space for more applications to flourish using real time and spatially complete data, like the estimation of filtration efficiency in targeted areas inside a building.

Speakers
avatar for Nilli Martinez Sisniega

Nilli Martinez Sisniega

Sensors Hardware Engineer, View
Nilli Martinez is a Sensors Hardware Engineer at View, in Milpitas, CA, where she currently works on a variety of projects involving IoT products focused on improving the health and wellness of building’s occupants.  Using multiple sensors to measure air quality and comfort, and... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 9:35am - 10:05am PDT
210B

10:00am PDT

Avnet Hands-On Workshop: Enhancing an Embedded Sensor Application with a Custom Voice Command Interface
Incorporating voice recognition / command detection is a growing trend in embedded systems. In this mini workshop, a full-featured, voice-interfaced sensor system with webserver and embedded media player is demonstrated. Attendees are then guided though the rapid implementation steps of adding their own custom voice-command interface using NXP’s online VIT Voice Model Generation tool. The final building and running of a voice-enabled application using Avnet’s NXP i.MX RT1176 based MaaXBoard RT concludes the workshop, with attendees taking home the MaaXBoard RT kit for further experimentation.

How to Sign Up
Workshop is open to all attendees of Sensors Converge and co-located events Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference and Autonomous Technologies Conference. Sign-up is available in Registration under Sponsored Workshops in the Add-Ons section. If you’ve already registered, log in to the Attendee Resource Center and you’ll be able to add the workshop to your current registration.

Cost
Limited Time Rate $49 per Workshop which includes the cost of Dev Kit - Limited spots available!

Speakers
avatar for Peter Fenn

Peter Fenn

Director, Avnet
Peter Fenn, a Director with Avnet’s Products & Emerging Technologies group, leads an engineering team focused on the development of innovative embedded IoT products, highlighting Avnet’s latest supplier solutions. From all aspects of hardware design to development of embedded... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:00am - 11:45am PDT
210E

10:00am PDT

10:10am PDT

[Live Theater Session] EV Thermal Runaway Sensing Innovation
The Automotive Industry is seeing unprecedented growth in electric and hybrid vehicles. Automotive OEMs are constantly innovating battery technologies that can increase the vehicle driving range and shorten charging times.

These innovations have brought forward the need for thermal management and thermal runaway detection systems. This presentation will provide a high-level analysis of thermal runaway failure modes and technologies designed to detect thermal runaway in real-time.

Speakers
avatar for Don O'Brien

Don O'Brien

General Manager, Innovaer Technologies
Don is known across many industries as an innovative and entrepreneurial-minded Global Sales & Marketing Executive with over 25 years of experience in Corporate Operations, Leadership, Account Management, Product Development, Business Development and Engineering. As the Co-Owner... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:10am - 10:25am PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

10:10am PDT

Conference Session: Combining Different Sensors to Support HVAC Predictive Maintenance
Predictive Maintenance techniques detect anomalies in equipment before those turn into system-critical failures, allowing pro-active maintenance scheduling before the equipment actually breaks down. This increases equipment uptime and reduces overall maintenance costs.  Infineon proposes a predictive maintenance solution that combines various sensors deployed to monitor single components of production machinery to an entire smart building ecosystem. Typical use cases include HVAC equipment where Infineon sensors monitor current, vibration, and airflow in motors, compressors, and fans.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Robbins

Steve Robbins

Principal Field Applications Engineer: Radar, Sensors, & RF, Infineon Technologies


Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
210C

10:10am PDT

Conference Session: How Smarter Buildings are Critical to the Decarbonization of the Built Environment
Attend this session to: 
  • Gain key insights on consumer demand with respect to sustainability
  • Understand the importance of building digital capability to achieve sustainability goals
  • Learn about the challenges that threaten to derail sustainability goals

Speakers
avatar for Dan Svejnar

Dan Svejnar

Vice President, Renewable Services Sustainable Infrastructure, Johnson Controls
Dan has a successful track record of setting strategies and leading businesses that create value propositions out of the complex dynamics of renewable energy infrastructure solution development for commercial, industrial, and institutional clients. He has effectively grown organizations... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
210B

10:10am PDT

Conference Session: IoT Protocols: Latest Updates on the Standards
In this session, hear:
  • Discussing the challenges and the progress made on overcoming these
  • IoT Standards: IEEE 802.15.4, TCSH, IEEE 802.11ah, LoRaWAN and TNS
  • Understanding the layering process with pros and cons

Speakers
avatar for Ammar Rayes

Ammar Rayes

Distinguished/Principle Engineer, Cisco Systems
Ammar Rayes is a Distinguished/Principle Engineer at Cisco systems. He has authored four books including a 2019 bestsellerBest-selling author with, more than 100+ publications in referred journals and conferences, and over 35 patents. He Guest edited over a 12+ IEEE journals and magazines... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:10am - 10:40am PDT
210A

10:25am PDT

[Live Theater Session] Introducing FlexSenseTM Smart Sensor Processors for the IoT
This session shows how to apply the FlexSense 4-in-1 sensor fusion processors. The tiny, ultra-low-power processors combine up to four sensor inputs with proprietary algorithms to ensure reliable performance, low latency, and fast time to market. Attendees will learn how advances in sensor integration, detection, and processing can bring immersive IoT experiences to applications ranging from the smart home, VR, and gaming, to mobile, earbuds, wearables, and automotive.

Speakers

Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:25am - 10:40am PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

10:40am PDT

[Live Theater Session] Rohde & Schwarz on Signal Integrity of Embedded Interfaces
Digital interfaces such as A2B rely on clean interconnecting cables for reliable operation. This talk will cover a new method for evaluating the interconnect loss and frequency response on live interfaces.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Schnecker

Mike Schnecker

Business Development Manager, Rohde & Schwarz
Mike Schnecker has a BS from Lehigh University and an MS from Georgia Tech, both in electrical engineering. His experience in the test and measurement industry includes applications, sales and product development and he has specialized in signal integrity applications using oscilloscopes... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 10:40am - 10:55am PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

11:00am PDT

Keynote Panel - Ripple Effect - Unlocking New Applications and Innovations for Radar through Industry Standardization
In this exciting keynote panel, technology leaders from Google, Ford, Infineon, and Blumio will discuss how they joined the Consumer Technology Association to develop industry standards to help unlock new applications and innovations for radar.

Speakers
avatar for Catherine Liao

Catherine Liao

Co-Founder and CEO, Blumio
Catherine is a seasoned product manager with expertise in driving adoption of new innovations at companies such as Cisco, Tradeshift, and Riverbed.  She developed passion for public health and health technologies while working as a technologist at the World Health Organization during... Read More →
avatar for Nick Colella

Nick Colella

Senior Engineering Manager, Digital Cockpit Technologies & AIML Solutions, Ford Motor Company
Nick Colella is a Senior Engineering Manager at Ford Motor Company where he leads the discovery and development of state-of-the-art technologies for the Digital Cockpit which includes interior/exterior displays, HUD, interior/exterior cameras (RGB/FIR/LWIR), sensors (interior radar... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Barbello

Brandon Barbello

Senior Product Manager, Research & Machine Intelligence, Google
Brandon Barbello is a group product manager working on new technologies at Google, including radar projects. He has 10+ years of experience as a senior HW+SW+AI+Cloud product leader at startups and Google.
avatar for Raj Khattoi

Raj Khattoi

Sr. Director of Sensor Systems and IoT for Americas, Infineon Technologies.
Raj Khattoi is currently the Sr. Director of Sensor Systems and IoT for Americas at Infineon Technologies. In his current role, Raj leads the regional marketing, applications engineering and systems engineering team responsible for the commercialization and scaling of the Sensor Systems... Read More →
avatar for Kerri Haresign

Kerri Haresign

Director, Technology & Standards, Consumer Technology Association (CTA)
Kerri Haresign is the Director, Technology & Standards at the Consumer Technology Association (CTA)®. CTA is the tech sector, with members who are the world’s leading innovators – from startups to global brands – helping support more the 18 million American jobs. CTA owns and... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 11:00am - 11:45am PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

11:45am PDT

WISE: Women in Sensors & Electronics Program
11:45 AM - 12:00 PM: Opening Address from Sheryl Ehrman, Don Beall Dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San Jose State University

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM: Panel: Women in Sensors & Electronic Engineering - Leading the Tech Revolution
Women are the key to unlocking the potential of sensor and electronic technology, but often have been largely overlooked as valued contributors. This interactive women-led session was designed to foster discussion and collaboration of women in electronics, insights on pursuing a career in tech, seeking mentorship, new opportunities, and supporting technology for workplace diversity.
  • The art of building and leading a diverse tech team
  • The advantages of seeking mentorship early for success
  • How AI and other technology support diversity, equity, and inclusion

Moderator: Meeta Roy, Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton

Speakers
avatar for Debra Deininger

Debra Deininger

CRO, N5 Sensors
Debra is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for all things sensing and a goal to make the world a better place through development and deployment of sensors and sensor systems. As CRO at N5, Debra is working to identify and implement gas sensor products and projects that can improve... Read More →
avatar for Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems, The Linux Foundation
Kate Stewart is Vice President of Dependable Embedded Systems at the Linux Foundation. She works with the safety, security and license compliance communities to advance the adoption of best practices into embedded open source projects. Since joining The Linux Foundation, she has launched... Read More →
avatar for Catherine Liao

Catherine Liao

Co-Founder and CEO, Blumio
Catherine is a seasoned product manager with expertise in driving adoption of new innovations at companies such as Cisco, Tradeshift, and Riverbed.  She developed passion for public health and health technologies while working as a technologist at the World Health Organization during... Read More →
avatar for Tiana McNeil

Tiana McNeil

Program and Business Development Director, T-Mobile
Tiana joined T- Mobile in August of 2019 as a Program and Business Development Director. Prior to joining the team Tiana was at Sierra Wireless where she managed a product portfolio for managed IOT Services Globally. Tiana has a long history in wireless and specifically in IoT and... Read More →
avatar for Sheryl Ehrman

Sheryl Ehrman

Don Beall Dean of the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering, San Jose State University
avatar for Meeta Roy

Meeta Roy

Director, Strategy & Planning, Peloton Interactive


Wednesday June 29, 2022 11:45am - 12:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

12:30pm PDT

[Live Theater Session: Flex Logix InferX Edge Vision Solutions
The Flex Logix InferX AI acceleration technology is designed to provide acceleration of AI applications at the Edge.  Edge devices typically have stringent power dissipation, size and cost requirements.  The InferX technology is able to compress the trillions of operations required for performing AI inferencing into a very compact and low power accelerator solution bringing real-time AI capabilities.

Speakers
avatar for Salvador Alvarez

Salvador Alvarez

Director of Solutions Architecture, Flex Logix
Salvador Alvarez is the Director of the Solution Architect Team at Flex Logix Technologies.  Mr. Alvarez has over 20 years of experience solving customer’s challenges in the areas of Semiconductor, Automotive, and edge AI. Mr. Alvares holds a BSEE from the Massachusetts Institute... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 12:30pm - 12:45pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

12:30pm PDT

Lunch & Dedicated Expo Floor Time
Wednesday June 29, 2022 12:30pm - 2:00pm PDT
TBA

12:45pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] Micropower Triaxis® 3D Magnetometers for Embedded Position Sensing Applications
Speakers
avatar for Vinicius Cardoso

Vinicius Cardoso

Field Applications Engineer, Melexis
Vinicius Cardoso is a Field Applications Engineer covering Hall Effect Position and Current Sensors who has received both his master and bachelor degree in electrical engineering from Universidade Federal de Uberlandia, Brazil. In 2016, he joined Melexis, a Belgium based company that... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 12:45pm - 1:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

12:55pm PDT

Sensors Converge Attendee Giveaway
Wednesday June 29, 2022 12:55pm - 1:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

1:00pm PDT

OE-A Workshop: Flexible and Printed Electronics for Next-Generation Sensors
Printed electronics is a key enabling technology, associated with features like thin, lightweight and flexible. Its flexible and conformable nature makes it the perfect technology for the fabrication of next-generation sensors and facilitates a multitude of innovations across key industry sectors like e.g. healthcare, automotive and IoT. As such, it enables applications like wearable sensors and smart patches for motion tracking, biomarker analysis and vital parameter monitoring as well as human machine interaction and AR. In this session, renowned experts from OE-A (Organic and Printed Electronics Association), a working group within VDMA, will present recent developments in sensor fabrication, human-centric sensor applications as well as wearables for AR.

This workshop is free for all attendees. 

Workshop Agenda:
Moderator: Dr. Klaus Hecker, Managing Director, OE-A

1:00pm-1:15pm:
Thomas Kolbusch, VP Sales & Marketing, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH
Industry 4.0 and digital fabrication of sensors

1:15pm-1:30pm:
Dr. Ashok Sridhar, Senior Business Development Manager & Start-up Specialist, Holst Centre
Key considerations in human-device interactions for wearable sensors

1:30-1:45pm:
Daniel Strohmayr, CEO, Tacterion
Digitizing our Fingertips: What Smart Glasses are for Eyes, we do for Fingertips

Moderators
avatar for Klaus Hecker

Klaus Hecker

Managing Director, OE-A

Speakers
avatar for Ashok Sridhar Ph.D.

Ashok Sridhar Ph.D.

Business Development Manager, TNO @ Holst Centre
Dr. Ashok Sridhar works as a Business Development Manager at TNO @ Holst Centre in the Netherlands. Additionally, he is the CEO of TracXon B.V., a printed electronics foundry spun off from TNO @ Holst Centre.Since 2006, Ashok has worked in various technical as well as commercial roles... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Strohmayr

Daniel Strohmayr

CEO, Tacterion
Daniel is one of the Founders and CEOs of tacterion. He is responsible for Strategy and Business Development. He studied Business Administration and Innovation Management in Germany, the U.S. & Portugal and also graduated from the Technology Management Honors Degree program of Munich's... Read More →
avatar for Thomas Kolbusch

Thomas Kolbusch

Vice President, Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH
Thomas Kolbusch is Vice President of Coatema Coating Machinery GmbH, an equipment manufacturing company for coating, printing and laminating solutions located in Dormagen, Germany.He is member of the board of the OE-A (Organic Electronic Association) in Germany, a global association... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

1:00pm PDT

[Main Stage] Training Workshop: Perpetual Power For Sensors and IoT Edge Devices Using Solar
Imagine you are designing a fantastic IoT system.  Initially you choose a battery, but you know that the cost and effort that goes into maintaining the battery will limit the device’s adoption.  Join PowerFilm to learn how energy harvesting using solar enables the deployment of a large number of sensors or edge devices with flexible, easy installation and extremely low maintenance perpetual power.  For hands-on demos visit PowerFilm at Booth 741.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Stieler, Ph.D.

Dan Stieler, Ph.D.

President, PowerFilm, Inc.
Dan Stieler is the President of PowerFilm, Inc. His technical expertise lies in both solar materials and the electronics that are paired with the solar. Before becoming President, Dan performed research on roll-to-roll deposited thin film electronic materials, deposition techniques... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 1:00pm - 1:45pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

1:45pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] How we developed the Smallest MEMS-based Air Velocity Sensor in the World
In this Live Theater session, Andrea De Luca, CEO and Co-Founder of Flusso, will provide an overview of the technology behind this new sensor breakthrough. Flusso was spun-out of The University of Cambridge in 2016 to commercialize an innovative sensor technology, first developed by the High Voltage Microelectronics and Sensors group at the Electrical Engineering Department within the university.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Andrea De Luca

Dr. Andrea De Luca

CEO and Co-Founder, Flusso
Andrea co-founded Flusso as a spin-out from University of Cambridge in 2016 to commercialize some breakthroughs in MEMS sensor research that have led to the development of the world’s smallest flow sensor. As CEO, he has been leading the industrialization of the company’s products... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 1:45pm - 2:00pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone

2:00pm PDT

2:00pm PDT

Conference Session: Case Study - New High-Performance Infrared LEDs Improve Accuracy and Efficiency in Sports Tracking Technology
In this session, attendees will:
  • Learn how new infrared LED technology is improving object tracking in sports and other industries. 
  • Hear how Sports MEDIA Technology integrated high-performance infrared LEDs in hockey pucks and uniforms to create new advanced metrics and statistics.  
  • Find out more about how miniaturization and increased performance enables infrared LED technology to be used in battery-powered products. 


Speakers
avatar for Matthew Bertram

Matthew Bertram

Director of Operations - IR Tracking, SportsMEDIA Technology Corp.
DV

Daniel Vander Ley

Product Marketing Manager, ams OSRAM
Daniel Vander Ley has been in active safety with cameras and lighting integration for 15 years. Working at Magna Electronics, Vander Ley launched Lane-departure-warning systems on Cadillac and Oldsmobile platforms and developed advanced Lidar and object detection systems as a systems... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
210A

2:00pm PDT

Conference Session: Redefining a Sustainable Future through Lidar
  • The latest innovations in lidar sensing technology and perception software used by companies to advance sustainability.
  • Applications using lidar to address critical environmental concerns to improve safety, resilience, and efficiency.
  • The opportunity landscape for lidar solutions to address environmental risks. 

Speakers
avatar for Zohaib Mian

Zohaib Mian

Vice President of Product Engineering, Velodyne Lidar
Zohaib is an experienced engineering executive and innovative leader in building Velodyne’s portfolio of breakthrough lidar sensor technologies.  Prior to his current role, Zohaib worked as Head of Systems Engineering at Alphabet, Senior Autonomous Systems Architect at Bosch USA... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
210B

2:00pm PDT

Conference Session: Smarter Homes - ML-Based Intrusion Detection That Won't Compromise Battery Life
In this session, attendees will walk away with:
  • Understanding the challenges of designing battery-operated intrusion alarm sensors
  • The importance of performing ML in analog to enable accurate sensors with extended battery life
  • Use case: glass break detection

Speakers
avatar for Tom Doyle

Tom Doyle

CEO and Founder, Aspinity
Tom Doyle brings over 30 years of experience in operational excellence and executive leadership in analog and mixed-signal semiconductor technology to Aspinity. Prior to Aspinity, Tom was group director of Cadence Design Systems’ analog and mixed-signal IC business unit, where he... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:00pm - 2:30pm PDT
210C

2:00pm PDT

[Main Stage] Cleantech Council Startup Review
The Cleantech Council is a group of corporates committed to partnering with startups to meet their clean, green, and sustainability goals. Join us for a mini version of their regular meetings, as 4 startups innovating in sustainable technologies pitch to 3 corporate tech scouts who are looking for new technologies and new technologies, partners, and investments.

Moderators
avatar for Liz Kerton

Liz Kerton

Executive Director, Autotech Council
Liz Kerton is an innovation matchmaker across the technology segments of mobility, telecom, and cleantech. In her work with the Autotech Council, over 1000 mobility startups have been introduced to auto makers, Tier 1 vendors, and mobility investors over the past 10 years and many... Read More →
avatar for Kyle Sugiyama

Kyle Sugiyama

President, Kanematsu Ventures
Prior to coming to Silicon Valley, studied Aerospace Engineering (MS), has been in the automotive and powersports component sales for over 10yrs, and a few yrs in Radio communication business. Currently a cross-border tech sourcing and biz dev in various industries. Seeking partnerships... Read More →

Speakers
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Joe Ward

Director of Sales & Business Development, e-peas
Joe manages North and South America for e-peas. His office in in Palo Alto, California. He has many years of experience in Semiconductor Marketing and Sales. His previous employer was Semtech, where he focused on the IOT market with their Lora Radio protocol. He has a BS degree in... Read More →
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Phillip Kopp

CEO, Conectric Networks
Mr. Kopp has worked at the intersection of technology and behaviors for good for over 20 years. He is currently the CEO of Conectric Networks, the world’s only real-time, autonomous battery operated IoT building sensor networking technology, developed with funding from the California... Read More →
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Chuck Hansen

Chairman & CEO, Electro Scan Inc.
Recently named a BUILTWORLDS 2022 Top 50 Maverick and 2021 Environment & Energy Top 100, Hansen is a water industry pioneer with over 40 years in water and sewer pipeline condition assessment, trenchless rehabilitation, and enterprise data management.  Selling his first business... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

2:00pm PDT

Avnet Hands-On Workshop: Prototyping Secure Sensor Applications Using Click Boards and the Azure Sphere Starter Kit
Creating quick, accurate, and secure proof of concept prototypes can reduce risk in IoT applications. In this mini workshop, a complete Microsoft Azure IoT connected sensor system is explained and demonstrated by an Azure Sphere specialist. Attendees are then guided though the hands-on process of configuring Avnet’s Azure Sphere Starter Kit for a variety of sensor-to-cloud applications. Attendees will take home an Avnet Sphere Starter Kit and two MikroE click boards to enable follow-on experimentation and learning.

How to Sign up: 
Workshop is open to all attendees of Sensors Converge and co-located events Embedded Technologies Expo & Conference and Autonomous Technologies Conference. Sign-up is available in Registration under Sponsored Workshops in the Add-Ons section. If you’ve already registered, log in to the Attendee Resource Center and you’ll be able to add the workshop to your current registration.

Cost: 
Limited Time Rate $49 per Workshop which includes the cost of Dev Kit - Limited spots available!

Speakers
avatar for Brian Willess

Brian Willess

Technical Solutions Engineer, Avnet
Brian Willess is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Avnet working out of Southport NC.  Brian is one of Avnet’s Azure Sphere Specialists.  He’s Avnet’s North America Azure Sphere Trainer; he develops Azure Sphere demos/examples and supports Azure Sphere development teams.  Brian... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:00pm - 3:45pm PDT
210E

2:15pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] RVmagnetics and their own MicroWire - Live Presentation of the Sensor Thin and Elastic Like Human Hair
The presentation will be delivered by Vladimir Marhefka (Member of the Board), who will present the Company, Technology, Industries/Applications of MicroWire sensors, Business Model of our R&D services, and last but not least, RVmagnetics will have a live demonstration giving a hands-on showcase of MicroWire's abilities to sense Temperature, Pressure, Distance, Vibrations with no contact necessary!

Speakers
avatar for Vladimir Marhefka

Vladimir Marhefka

Member of the Board, RVmagnetics
Holding the positions of Chief Marketing and Sales Officer and Member of the Board makes him a strategic decision maker on behalf of RVmagnetics.Prior to his engagement Vladimir led teams in B2B events industry with focus on the chemical, petrochemical and other industry related events... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:15pm - 2:30pm PDT
Expo Hall Main Stage

2:35pm PDT

Conference Session: The Matter Standard - Raising the Bar for Smart Home
This session will provide an:
  • Understanding of Interoperability and security in the smart home
  • Opportunity to explore the Matter standard
  • Decide whether the Matter standard would benefit you

Speakers
avatar for Steve Hanna

Steve Hanna

Distinguished Engineer, Infineon Technologies
Steve Hanna is a Distinguished Engineer at Infineon Technologies. On a global basis, he is responsible for IoT security strategy and technology. As a security expert, Steve is a leader in many standards groups. • Within the Matter Work Group in the Connectivity Standards Alliance... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:35pm - 3:05pm PDT
210C

2:35pm PDT

Conference Session: Wireless IoT Sensor Systems for Machine Condition Monitoring
This session will cover:
  • Understanding the design, architecture, and applications
  • What are the key challenges and advantages of wireless IoT
  • A case study on an industry use case

Speakers
avatar for David Zhang

David Zhang

CTO, Broadsens Corporation
Dr. David C. Zhang has more than 30 years’ experience in wireless industrial IOT, machine condition and structural health monitoring. He is the architect of the industrial leading ultra-low power wireless sensors, ultrasonic systems and sensors for structural health monitoring such... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 2:35pm - 3:05pm PDT
210A

2:45pm PDT

3:00pm PDT

[Live Theater Session] OPC UA – Secure Interoperability from Sensor to Cloud
Hear real-world success stories of THE industrial interoperability standard, OPC UA – the secure data-modelling framework that binds sensor data to control systems and beyond to cloud applications. An international standard, IEC62541, OPC UA supports all industrial verticals, is platform and protocol agnostic, and secures all facets of OT data.

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avatar for Michael Clark

Michael Clark

Director, OPC Foundation
With over 30 years of experience, Michael Clark is internationally recognized in the process automation sector for his expertise in Industrial Control System (ICS) fieldbus protocols. Mr. Clark is also recognized for his contributions to the Open Process Automation Standard (O-PAS... Read More →


Wednesday June 29, 2022 3:00pm - 3:15pm PDT
Live Theater & Workshop Zone
 
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