Mobile Networks, Hardware & IoT

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

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Wireless Technology Considerations for IoT Products
Taylor Wolfe
Taylor Wolfe
Twilio, Head of IoT Global Sales and BD

With so many existing and emerging wireless technologies - 5G, eSIM /eUICC, and NB-IoT, one of the key decisions you need to make as an IoT product builder is - Which of these technologies are right for your current IoT initiatives? There are many (almost an overwhelming amount of) considerations - cost, coverage, bandwidth, impact on battery life, module availability, operational overhead and the list goes on. And you have many industry players steering you one way or another. This session will give you the guidance you need on how to prioritize these considerations and ultimately make a decision that will ensure a successful product lifecycle.

Key takeaways:
Understand the pros and cons of wireless technologies
Learn how to map each to your existing product needs
Take home a decision making framework for IoT project success

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Mobile Artificial Intelligence-Driven Applications for Natural Disaster Relief
Thomas Y. Chen
Thomas Y. Chen
U.S. Technology Policy Committee, Research scientist

Climate change is causing wide-ranging impacts on society that will only become even more amplified as the phenomenon progresses. One such impact is the prevalence of natural disasters, which increase in frequency and intensity due to the warming globe. In order to respond to disasters, we envision the development of interconnected AI-driven systems that detect damage and enable near-instantaneous pipelines for disaster relief. These technologies utilize computer vision to assess the severity of damage and aid in the timely and equitable allocation of resources. While currently AI models are being developed, the deployment process is complex, especially in the context of IoT. In this session, we discuss a pipeline for creating such systems by first training convolutional neural networks (CNNs) both on multitemporal earth observation data (satellite imagery) and on social media data. Both of these sources of data are key assets in assessing impacts of natural disasters (from above and on the ground), and can enable the systems that are deployed in a mobile setting. We'll briefly examine the efficacy and efficiency of the aforementioned deep learning models/algorithms in completing the task at hand. Finally, we discuss the deployment process, whereby ethics, interpretability, and accessibility considerations must be taken into account. These apps will aid in the allocation of resources and personnel in these devastating events and help save lives, property, time, and economic resources.

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The Future is Augmented
Bre Murray
Bre Murray
HYP Labs, Founder

How immersive technologies including augmented reality (AR), virtual reality (VR), and mixed reality (MR) will shape the way we utilize mobile experiences. Bre Murray gives tips on how companies can leverage these technologies now to make products and experiences more immersive.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

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IoT Is the Key to Reopening Safe Workplaces
Elizabeth Grossenbacher
Elizabeth Grossenbacher
Twilio, Senior Product Marketing Manager of IoT
Kurt Nehrenz
Kurt Nehrenz
BlueCats, Co-Founder and CTO
Dr. Vasileios Nasis
Dr. Vasileios Nasis
AirThinx, CEO
Raj Krishnamurthy
Raj Krishnamurthy
Workplace Fabric, Co-Founder and CEO

Many businesses are still finding ways to recover from the pandemic. While vaccine rates have recently increased, they vary dramatically across countries which will extend the impact and slow the global recovery of the pandemic.

Elizabeth Grossenbacher, the host of the popular "Emerging Stronger with IoT" webinar series from Twilio IoT, provides an array of cellular IoT solutions (indoor air quality control, proximity awareness, contact tracing, etc.) that can be deployed simply and quickly to enable smart safety and health practices while protecting employee privacy.