IoT Day Slam 2020 Session: Applying IoT Solutioning Principles to Kill the COVID-19 Curve

Session Abstract:

The SARS COVID-19 virus pandemic is the greatest challenge of our time.  The disease has spread to over 180 countries across the globe paralyzing economies and societies big and small at digital speed at the cost of trillions of economic value before.  The virus has proven to be a formidable “invisible enemy” but how do you gain control of a slow-rolling natural disaster that the WHO has deemed controllable.  Principles and patterns of applying IoT technologies and solution frameworks can help government, healthcare and disease control agencies to gain visibility to the progress and spread of the virus.  On this panel we will discuss possibilities that should be explored to gain visibility of COVID-19 so that countries around the world can develop informed strategies and the real-time insights needed to orchestrate and deploy scarce resources in mitigating and controlling the most destructive and disruptive natural disaster in modern history.


Leonard Lee is the managing director and founder of neXt Curve. With over 25 years as a management consultant and industry analyst, Mr. Lee is a former managing partner with Gartner Inc. and associate partner with IBM and PwC who has advised and delivered emerging technology and business solutions to leading enterprises across a broad range of industries including entertainment & media, telecommunications, financial services, energy, pharmaceutical, and consumer and commercial high-tech. Leonard has extensive experience helping Global 500 companies drive business innovation and value through digital technologies, and has helped top technology vendors with their go-to-market strategies for their digital products and services.  Leonard is an executive fellow with the Drucker School of Management’s Center for the Future of Organization and is also an influencer on LinkedIn with over 185,000 followers and a network of over 10,000 Global 500 executives.  Leonard is also an advisory board member of IoT Community.

Rob Tiffany is Vice President and Head of IoT Strategy at Ericsson where he drives strategy and execution at the intersection of 5G, Edge computing and the Internet of Things.  He joined Ericsson in 2018 from Enterprise IoT, where was he was Founder and CEO. There he created an Edge computing system powered by Digital Twins that targeted enterprises and industrials. As CTO and Global Product Manager at Hitachi, he received the Presidential “Product of the Year” award for designing the Lumada Industrial IoT platform that landed in Gartner’s “Visionary Quadrant.” Spending most of his career at Microsoft, Rob was the Global Technology Lead for IoT where he incubated the Azure IoT cloud platform and co-authored its reference architecture. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was the Co-Founder of NetPerceptor where he incubated the Azure IoT cloud platform and co-authored its reference architecture. Prior to Microsoft, Rob was the Co-Founder of NetPerceptor where he developed one of the industry’s earliest Mobile Device Management (MDM/EMM) platforms for smartphones.  A bestselling author and frequent keynote speaker, Rob serves on the boards of SmartCities World, the Washington State IoT Council & Kapios Health. He’s the Executive Director of the Moab Foundation focused on global sustainability and is routinely ranked as one of the top IoT experts and influencers in the world by Inc Magazine, Onalytica and others.

Jim Sabogal leads the T-Systems North America Healthcare and Life Sciences vertical. He has been engaging with clients on DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION through numerous projects leveraging: Cloud, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data, and SAP. Jim is active in Pharma industry dealing with the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) and the FDA regulatory guidelines. Working with partners to bring new Healthcare solutions that help Providers and Payors leverage the benefits of cloud hosting and IoT.  He has a background and experience in Clinical Development; Supply Chain Management; Manufacturing; CRM (Sales and Service); IoT; Big Data / Analytics; Cloud Computing; Blockchain, and Regulatory Standards using SAP, Oracle and Microsoft solutions. At the same time he is on several Advisory Boards in the areas of IoT, Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) and SAP. (He is on the IoTCommunity Board of Advisors for Healthcare.)


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