Stream 3

Connecting the Internet of Things

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The purpose of the Connectivity Jam is to convene thought leaders to discuss the key issues for diverse market segments, as we work together to build the solutions.  Each Breakout Session over the course of the two days covers different topics, and will begin with a panel of industry executives, after which attendees engage in moderated discussion, led by your Table Ambassadors. The results of these discussions will be captured and integrated into the final Outcomes Report to be produced by IDC.


Breakout Session 1:
Smart Transportation: Stories From the Field -
Waterway, Highway, and Sky

June 6 - 11:00 AM-12:30 PM

The Internet of Things, connectivity, big data, and autonomous intelligence is reconfiguring all transportation sectors.  These industries are reassessing everything from their business models, to operations, to the very form factor of their transportation platform (i.e., driverless pods). 

This Jam Session will discuss: The newest trends in smart transportation; opportunities these offer to the communications and connectivity industry; the policies needed to facilitate and speed the move forward into some of this transformation; and new businesses and business models that emerge in this sector.


Founder & CEO

Aperio Insights


Client Advocate, Industrial Market


kevin koppenhaver

Program Director

Kemtah, a Belcan Company

hakan kostepen

Executive Director - Product Planning Strategy & Innovation

Panasonic Automotive Systems of America

Paul scardino

SVP, Sales Engineering/ Operations & Marketing


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Breakout Session 2:
The New Carrier

june 6 - 1:30 PM-3:00 PM

For Carriers to transform their business from being “pipes” to solutions providers, they need to break molds, innovate, rethink business models, and get creative. Carriers and innovation companies working with them will share how service providers are redefining their role in the communications ecosystem and the fundamental core of their businesses. 

juliet shavit (moderator)


SmartMark Communications

Sanjay Bhatia

Vice President, Solutions Marketing & Strategy


Paul Hughes

Director, Strategy



Senior Director, Architecture & Automation


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Breakout Session 3:
Platforms that Connect Things

June 6 - 3:15 PM-5:00 PM

Service providers, OEMS and industry vendors are finding business opportunity in offering device management systems that streamline deployment of IoT solutions by enterprise customers.  Communications infrastructure is a part of any IoT deployment, particularly with the advent of 5G with its multiplicity of connectivity choices which applications will access on the fly, as needed with automation and intelligence.

This Jam Session will review some of these IoT device management platforms, where they stand now and how they will evolve over time as core, access and edge capabilities evolve over time.

steve brumer (moderator)


151 Advisors


Lead Product Marketing Manager


jason hallstrom


Florida Atlantic University’s Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE)

Christoph Inauen

Vice President, Strategic Partnership & Solution Portfolio, IoT


Sumit mittal

Business Development

Nest Labs