Day 1 - 28 November 2018
Private: Smart Buildings and Infrastructure: Chair’s Welcome and Opening Comments
Hackers Don’t Have A Visitor Pass for Your Smart Building
The proliferation of IoT devices in smart buildings provide hackers with unprecedented access. From security cameras to lighting to even energy management solutions, hackers have an abundance of devices to find a weak entry point and execute an attack. Today’s connected business is at more risk to have intellectual property stolen. As a result, protection of the smart building environment is paramount to protecting a device-based ecosystem. Failure to do so puts the company at risk and, subsequently, that of the ecosystem.
This session provides a view of security threats within a smart building environment. Specifically, it will take a look at the devices within the ecosystem to understand where the attack vectors lie within the ecosystem as a whole. This session will highlight the following key topics:
- Devices and Their Management – Smart buildings are built from devices. These devices collect data, present information and services as well as provide the underlying infrastructure over which the smart building network operates. Ultimately, the device is the primary entry point into any ecosystem and the most accessible point for a hacker. Securing these endpoints is critical to ensuring the integrity of the ecosystem.
- Device Security Features and Their Accessibility –While security features may be present on a device, access to those features may vary greatly by platform. Knowledge and access to available security features is critical to creating secure smart building ecosystems.
- Device Threats and Their Impact – This section will outline threats, the types of attacks that are most common and strategies to prevent hackers from gaining access to devices.
Keynote Panel: Smart Structures, Intelligent Buildings and Factories
- The benefits of Intelligent buildings, such as the reduction in service costs, energy consumption and increased efficiency
- The role of smart lighting, temperature control, security systems within connected the connected building – what will be the next big addition?
- Process Automation – moving beyond IoT to intelligent objects.
- Examining new factory concepts enabled by the ‘Industrial Internet’ – utilising smart buildings and smart machinery
Vice-President of Global Innovation (Former)
10:30AM - Day 1
Transforming Commercial Washrooms Through IoT
- Key needs and insights uncovered
- The benefit of Alpha and Beta testing
- How does it work
- Business benefits
Smart Building Initiatives: A Cognitive Approach to Building Optimization
• Why and how building / facilities management is undergoing a necessary evolution
• Perspectives on foundations to build your smart building upon
• Next steps – where is technology and innovation taking smart building management
• Business drivers and benefits of smart building enablement / implementation
Panel: Smart Infrastructure as the driver for truly connected living
- The world around us is becoming smarter, with a record number of connected devices being utilised every day, but how truly smart are these individual technologies if they are un-interoperable?
- Moving away from just maintenance to modernisation, how can we guarantee that this infrastructure will allow for improvement?
- What can we do to ensure that we are ethically collecting this data, and that once it is collected that it is secure from cyber-attacks?
SVP/GM – Connected Building Software
12:40PM - Day 1
When Connected, Buildings Take on New Life as Digital Resources for IoT Ecosystem
As technology goes, we live in a world where smaller seems better. But imagine that a business’ most valuable computing asset might also be its largest asset – the very building that houses its operations.
Historically viewed simply as a place where people congregate or where things are made or stored, companies are taking the benefits of “going digital” much further to connect and manage their physical space, and tap into its process-improving and revenue-generating potential.
This session will address
- Why now? The trends and technologies making connected buildings an imperative
- Why buildings? The unique data and insights that allow businesses to better understand their own important populations
- Which revenue-generating opportunities? Applications for all businesses – from retail, healthcare, airports and warehouses to commercial office space.
- What’s in it for IoT ecosystems? The opportunity for application developers, enterprise system integrators, service providers and manufacturers.
VP, Advanced Development
Disney Consumer Products and Interactive
02:30PM - Day 1
IoT For Entertainment: Disney Storytelling Through Technology
Disney has a long history of adapting technological innovations for entertainment, and the current wave of change in IoT technology is enabling exciting new possibilities for storytelling. This talk will explore how Disney is using IoT, AR, and other emerging technologies to create fantastic worlds and bring our characters to life like never before.
K (Sri) Sridharan
Chief Product Officer
03:00PM - Day 1
Artificial Intelligence in Commercial Washrooms: a new frontier
Sensors are becoming common in washrooms and the cleaning industry. The deluge of data from the sensors opens up a new frontier for AI and machine learning algorithms to analyze and aggregate the data to make it actionable.
We will discuss some of the key learnings on how to transform the cleaning industry to be data driven and the challenges in infusing AI insights to a predominantly manual industry.
New Technology Investigations (NTI) - Strategy and Engineering at Google Home
03:30PM - Day 1
Advanced Technology at Nest
This session will be given by Brian Silverstein, New Technology Investigations (NTI) – Strategy and Engineering at Google Home.
Chief Technology Officer
04:00PM - Day 1
Designing IOT Systems for Lowest TOC
The purpose for developing any IOT system the transformation of a business for reasons of efficacy, cost savings, safety, process flow checking, or regulatory mandates. Ergo one can infer that the greatest value in the IOT system lies in what’s extracted from the data. Interestingly system integrators and engineers begin with the edge sensing device then design a system to send that data to the cloud on some cadence. In others words they sense most of the time what they can rather than what they should. These design paths lead to a system with a higher total cost of ownership for owner, driven in part by high maintenance costs and a high false positive and/or set of false negatives in the outcomes. The speaker will show case studies of integrated left to right designed IOT systems, contrasting them with right to left designed system in terms which lower TCO.
Piotr Robert Konopelko
Business & Technical Support Manager
04:40PM - Day 1
Building Reliable & Affordable Petabyte Storage with MooseFS
1. How MooseFS changes the way companies store their storage?
2. What are the advantages of MooseFS over others?
3. How MooseFS architecture works?
4. What are the technical features of MooseFS?
Wireless Technology Expert at Alibaba Group US & Research Affiliate
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Media Lab
05:00PM - Day 1
Minding the Billions: Enabling Wide-Scale and In-vivo Networking in Low Power Internet of Things (IoT)
Over the past few years, we have witnessed enormous interest in low power Internet of things (IoT). The low power IoT consists of tens of billions of passive sensors, which are annually attached to billions of items including pharmaceutical drugs, manufacturing parts, clothes, etc. Thus, by scaling cyber-physical systems to communicate and network these sensors, we would enable unprecedented sensing and interaction with physical world for applications ranging from logistic control, biomedical monitoring to prosthetic feedback and indoor navigation.
Realizing this vision requires addressing two key challenges: communication scale and application scope. First, the low-power nature of passive sensors fundamentally limits their communication range to within tens of centimeters to few meters. Second, the state-of-the-art low power IoT can only work outside human body, but is unable to operate inside human body where rich health-related information can be gathered.
In order to push the fundamental limits, we need novel software-hardware solutions to synergize innovations in physical layer, network layer and algorithms. In this talk, I will present two examples using this holistic design approach. First, I will present RFly [SIGCOMM’17], a drone relay which extends the range of existing low-power sensors by orders of magnitude and enables wide-area synthetic aperture radar imaging in indoor environments. Second, I will present IVN [SIGCOMM’18], the first system that enables networking with deep-tissue battery-free medical sensors inside living animals from a distance and deals with anatomical constraints.