Internet of Things (IoT)

Internet of Things Forum

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The IoT Forum Committee meets the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8 - 9 am at the UT Dallas Design Studio. If you would like to be included on the monthly invites to this committee, please email Mallory Crumb (Tech Titans members only)

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IoT Roundtable Event

Thursday, March 28  | 7:30 - 9 am
Blackstone LaunchPad at UT Dallas
2830 Rutford Ave.
Richardson, TX 75080

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5G + IoT: Business and technical update from AT&T and Ericsson

Featuring Paul Challoner, VP Network Product Solutions, Ericsson and Jorge Matar, Lead Business Development Manager, IoT, AT&T

5G is the latest generation of cellular mobile communications that targets high data rates, reduced latency, energy savings, cost reduction, higher system capacity and fosters massive device connectivity. IoT is the connection of these objects, devices, vehicles, buildings, cities, etc. to the internet, enabling machine-generated data to be analyzed for insight and improvement. The promise of 5G and IoT will further transform how we live our lives with a steep increase in machine-to-machine communications to enable fuller, richer and more convenient lifestyles. We are pleased to have AT&T and Ericsson, both with long history in DFW, presenting at this event.

Ericsson, addressing the technology, will present a 5G technical update on how the technology currently enables IoT today and will do so in the future. AT&T will address the business end of IoT with focus on their global strategy, key target verticals, sample use cases and a high level view all the different network technologies AT&T brings to bear to deliver their future rich IoT solutions to customers. But questions remain...Can you have one without the other? Where are the profit pools expected to come to business, business to consumer or a combination of both?

The intent is to provide some clarity to the synergy between 5G and IoT from two of the leading global wireless technology companies.

Paul Challoner is responsible for radio solutions including 4G, 5G & IOT. Prior to his current role, Challoner worked as Head of Product Line Wi-Fi and Head of Ericsson?s CDMA Product Line. Challoner joined Ericsson in 2010 from Nortel where he held executive roles leading the GSM product line, Intelligent Networks and Broadband Wireless businesses. He has global experience working in the US, Canada, France, India and the UK. With 20 years in the telecom industry he possesses extensive industry experience and has innovated bringing numerous radio products to market specializing in the field of wireless communication. He is a member of the CBRS Alliance and Wireless Innovation Forum board of directors. Challoner holds a Bachelor?s degree in Electrical & Electronic Engineering from Brunel University, London, UK.


Jorge Matar currently is a Lead Business Development with State Local and Education as well International Smart Cities opportunities for AT&T's Internet of Things (IOT) organization. He's responsible for ensuring tight coordination on Smart Cities opportunities with AT&T Mexico and AT&T USA and ensuring all the needs of IOT's are represented in these segments. He works closely with channel alignment and product. During his career in AT&T, Jorge has managed cross functional teams in Sales, Procurement, Product Development around the world.  Prior to his current role Leading Business Development, Jorge was Associate Vice President responsible for Global Data Sales for 100+ International Carriers with Data services in the US. Jorge's experience includes, International, he lived in Madrid, Spain over 20 years. Started working for AT&T in Spain. Traveled extensively in Europe, Middle East, Asia and Latin America. Negotiated contracts with Telecom carriers worldwide. Expert in Mexico, Central America and South America Telecom environment. While in Strategy and Business Development Jorge developed AT&T's International Voice strategy transitioning international carriers from legacy networks to all IP environment. A native of Cuba, grew up between Spain and the US. Jorge holds a B.S.  and a MBA from St. Louis University.



2019 events

February 28- "Merging IoT and Blockchain to create business value"

2018 events

January 18- "The next industrial revolution over private LTE networks"
Presented by: Dr. Solyman Ashrafi, Managing Partner, NxGen Partners

February 20- IoT Expo at Noah's Event Center in Plano

March 22- "Connected and smart products/assets enabled digital transformation"
Presented by: Venky Dahale, Digital Transformation Architect, Microsoft

April 19- "Creating customer experiences that drive real-world solutions"
Presented by: Tolga Tarhan, CTO, Onica

May 31- "IoT America: delivering technology to the country"
Presented by: Pete DeNagy, President, IoT America

June 21- "Growth of the IoT landscape: Supporting technologies, platforms and business models"
Presented by: Joshua S. Markham, Principal Architect - IoT Emerging Technologies, Verizon

July 19- "IoT: The future of supply chain management"
Presented by: Tim Garcia, CEO & President, Apptricity

October 25- "The marriage of IoT and the supply chain" in collaboration with Tech Titans Design & Manufacturing Forum
Presented by: Jim Kokal, CEO, Wavetrix

November 15- "Connectivity to meet the demand for data"
Presented by: Ed Hightower, IoT and Beyond and Jerry Faught, WLS Lighting

2017 events

January 26- "Driving innovation in retail with IoT"
Presented by: Scott Emmons, Head of Innovation Lab, Neiman Marcus

February 23- "Avoiding pitfalls of IoT implementations"
Presented by: Mahesh Ramu, VP, IoT Strategy and Operations, Plasma

March 23- "Using sensors for digital patient engagement"
Presented by: Maria Schneider, CEO and co-founder, Dynofit Inc.

April 25- "The Smart Building Revolution"
Presented by: Greg Fasullo, ENTOUCH, and Neal Sivie, Jones Lang Lasalle

June 22- "The challenge of securing IoT"
Presented by: Shawn Wiora, Maxxsure, Sean Bryson, Hitachi Consulting, Brian Sanders, U.S. Secret Service, and Kevin Castillo, Hitachi Consulting

July 27- "Renewables & Technology:  Unleashing consumer benefits"
Presented by: Gabe Castro, TXU and Sam Sen, TXU
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Sept 28 - "The Internet of Things at BNSF"
Presented by: Mike Garcia, BNSF
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Oct 26 - "What makes a city smart?"
Presented by: Greg Brown, Verizon Wireless

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