Program

may 8 - Workshops

IOT DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP - CAPTURE THE FLAG 101

IoT is a dynamic field that demands constant technical vigilance and literacy. In this full-day workshop, you will learn the basics of reverse engineering and techniques to attack IoT devices through Capture the Flag challenges. This workshop is delivered by experts from Irdeto and is intended for intermediate to advanced level developers.

BUSINESS OF IOT WORKSHOP

It takes more than great tech to score IoT business success. This full-day workshop is divided into engaging and interactive sessions led by experts in their fields. Topics include applying design thinking to human-centred business solutions, bringing an idea to market, legal considerations for successful growth and development, and Agile Retrospective techniques to build on lessons learned.

UX FOR IOT WORKSHOP - DESIGN FOR MACHINE LEARNING AND AI

Discover the critical role of designers in the era of the algorithm. Learn to use machine-generated content, insight, and interaction as design material in your everyday work. This lively hands-on workshop explores the technologies and practical techniques to not only to make existing products better, but to imagine surprising new services. 

may 9 - Expert Speaker Series

NETWORKS FOR THE IOT

Networks are at the heart of the IoT architecture – and Ottawa is the networks technology hub of Canada. From 5G to long-range low-power connectivity, the network technologies underpinning IoT are rapidly advancing, spurring diverse and ubiquitous IoT applications and deployment at an increasing pace. Learn about the latest network technologies and trends that must be considered to maximize your IoT product, service or solution.

CYBERSECURITY & ASSURANCE OF THE IOT

How can organizations encourage innovation while effectively managing the risks presented by the IoT? Cybersecurity challenges top the list of IoT concerns – not only are Things at risk from false control data, jeopardizing physical infrastructure integrity and human safety, but they also collectively provide a massive platform from which to launch sophisticated attacks. Learn the latest trends to combat IoT cyber threats and the new norms and standards afoot in the IoT ecosystem that are encouraging the move towards an integrated risk philosophy.

PANEL: IOT IN CANADA

IoT is a global phenomenon delivering economic and societal benefits wherever it’s deployed – but what exactly is the state of IoT in Canada? This dynamic panel session, made up of industry, government and academic experts will explore this and other questions including: What are the IoT trends? What sectors and regions are embracing IoT, and what are the benefits for businesses and citizens? How does Canada’s IoT ecosystem compare with the rest of the world and what business and policy challenges do we face? Attend this ses-sion for the opportunity to ask questions and have your say too!

CULTIVATING PRECISION AGRICULTURE WITH THE IOT

We all eat, and as the global population continues to rise so does the demand for food. In a time when traditional farming is faced with vast agricultural challenges like a changing climate, diminishing arable land and environmental damage from intensive farming practices, the need for precision agriculture has never been greater. Learn how IoT supports farming of the future and why it is the cornerstone of precision agriculture innovation – improving efficiency and cutting costs while bringing environmentally friendly, sustainable and quality food to your table.

YOU & ME IN THE AGE OF IOT

History has always seen an interplay between humans and new technologies, and IoT is no exception. In other words, the IoT has incredible potential, but it’s about us…it’s always about the people. Disciplines like behavioural analytics have shown us that products and services see more traction when they are designed to support human psychology. So, what does this mean for you and the Things in your life? How can the IoT be leveraged to change human behaviour in a positive way? Join this session to explore these questions and more.

613 SHOWCASE

The 613 Showcase, taking place during the Networking Reception, is THE place for the local IoT community to gather while highlighting the IoT innovations, applications, and initiatives in the National Capital Region. Hear a series of lightning talks from local start-ups, companies, academia and other organizations to learn about their play in the IoT space. Join us for the opportunity to interact, connect and appreciate the robust IoT ecosystem in the Nation’s Capital.