IoT Though Leaders Panel

Tuesday October 7       10:30 – 12:30

The term “Internet of Things” was coined by the Auto-ID Center in 1999. Since then, many things have changed and several organizations now consider the Internet of Things an important part of their strategy. Research around the Internet of Things has evolved significantly and there are several terms to express different perspectives on the bigger idea of the Internet of Things such as Cyber-Physical Systems, Industrial Internet, Internet of Everything, Industry 4.0, Web of Things, Web 3.0, M2M, Internet of Objects, etc.

But the question remains: why hasn’t the Internet of Things as envisioned happened yet? After more than fifteen years of hype and predictions, what can we learn from the past? What does the future for the whole concept of the Internet of Things look like? And what priorities should we tackle first to enable a broad adoption? These questions and more related to the bigger vision on the IoT will be discussed by leading minds from academia and industry in this panel session.

The Panel:

Prof. Sanjay Sarma (MIT)

Prof. Jun Murai (Keio)

Prof. Elgar Fleisch (ETH Zurich & University of St. Gallen)

Scott Jenson (Google)

Veena Pureswaran (IBM)

Adam Burns (Intel)

Dr. Alexander Ilic (ETH Zurich/HSG, Switzerland)

The goal of the session is to critically review and discuss what it takes to bring the Internet of Things to the next level. The first half of the panel is includes a position statement by each of the panelists on the challenges and key priorities that a research agenda for the Internet of Things should address. The second half of the session is dedicated to an open panel discussion. Results of this workshop will be disseminated through academic as well as general media outlets.