Mobile Internet SIG: How the Internet of Everything will Transform Your Life. Qualcomm & Cisco Will Provide Their Perspective



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    Topic:  How the Internet of Everything will Transform Your Daily Life.

    Industry leaders Qualcomm and Cisco provide their perspectives on enabling a truly connected world


    We have 5.8 billion mobile devices, more than people who have electricity and water. As more things, people, and data become connected via mobile devices among others, the power of the Internet (essentially a network of networks) grows exponentially (Metcalfe’s Law).

    Mobile devices play a big part of Internet of Everything (IoE), which brings people, process, data, and things together to make our life more fulfilling than ever. One big part of it is to make both network and your mobile device more relevant and valuable than ever before, by turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.

    We have two distinguished executives from Qualcomm and Cisco speaking about the opportunities for developers, entrepreneur, venture capitalists and business development professionals. Qualcomm’s Sy Choudhury will discuss will discuss how technology companies can remain relevant by opening up to the huge variety of products that will join smart computing products in the connected world. The head of Cisco - IoE, Mahbubul Alam will talk about how IoE transforms life by making network intelligence and secure.


    Qualcomm: Putting People at the Center of the Internet of Everything

    The Internet of Everything (IoE) offers a vast opportunity for device manufacturers:  Machina Research predicts that there will be 25 billion permanently connected devices by 2020.  The IoE will serve consumers and enterprises and will increasingly pervade all aspects of life in the modern world.

    Wireless connectivity and communications are key to shaping the IoE future.  IoE represents a significant opportunity for companies that make computing products (PCs, tablets, smartphones).  As more and more products without significant onboard processing power are added to users’ networks, those computing products that enable end users to control everything – from light switches and washing machines to stereo speakers and the monitors that are proliferating in the home – will enjoy a distinct competitive advantage.

    Proximal networking using peer-to-peer connectivity and communications enables the “internet of things near me” – useful interactions that do not necessarily involve connecting out to the internet.  Qualcomm is addressing ad hoc networking via AllJoyn™, an open software framework that provides a universal (horizontal and interoperable) proximal communications protocol and set of core system services for discovery and communication with configuration and control of products (from headless embedded systems to the most sophisticated consumer goods), applications and consumer services.



    From the Internet of Things (IoT), where we are today, we are just beginning to enter a new realm: the Internet of Everything (IoE), where things will gain context awareness, increased processing power, and greater sensing abilities. Add people and information into the mix and you get a network of networks where billions or even trillions of connections create unprecedented opportunities and give things that were silent a voice.

    Cisco defines IoE as bringing together people, process, data, and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before—turning information into actions that create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunity for businesses, individuals, and countries.

    Speaker Biographies:

    Speaker I:  Qualcomm

    Sy Choudhury, Senior Director of Product Management, Internet of Everything, Qualcomm Innovation Center

    Sy Choudhury is responsible for software products that enable the next trillions of devices to be connected in an Internet of Everything.  This includes the AllJoyn software connectivity fabric, which provides devices and applications with a way to stream media, share notifications and enable virtual remote user interfaces, regardless of the operating system.  Prior to this, Choudhury led the business team responsible for Web Technologies.  He also stewarded the company’s partnerships with Microsoft on Windows Mobile and Google on Android.

    Before joining Qualcomm, Sy led product management activities for the consumer electronics and wireless markets for Wind River Systems.  He started his career as an embedded software and hardware engineer, originally receiving his BSEE from the SUNY at Buffalo.

    Speaker II:  Cisco

    Mahbubul Alam - Head of Internet-of-Things / Machine-to-Machine, Intelligent Transportation Systems and Automotive Manufacturing.

    He is an industry-wide recognized leader with proven track record spanning product/project management, business development, gap analysis and marketing strategy, in multi-service router, switches, WLAN, IEEE 802.15.4 wireless communications protocols, cellular technologies such as 2G, 3G and 4G LTE, Femto, Small Cell, M2M, GPS, Connected Vehicle and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

    Over 14 years of tenure in senior leadership positions with continually increasing responsibility and profit & loss accountability while leading successful endeavors including entrepreneurial roles at Cisco.

    Prior to Cisco he was with Siemens Netherlands where he led Pan-European 3G Tiger team, GSM Railway project and advised Dutch law makers on cellular 2.5G/3G on mobile data privacy, parental control and lawful interception.

    With more than 10 publications in referred journal and conference proceedings, and numerous invited talks, panel participation, and keynote speeches.

    He holds a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, specialized in mobile and radar communication from Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands.

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    6:30pm Arrival and network

    7:00pm Speaker I | Qualcomm, Inc.

    7:45pm Speaker II | Cisco, Inc.

    8:30pm Open Q and A

    9:00pm Adjourn