MCIoTCoE Panel – Enhance Sustainability with IoT, Data and Connectivity

Session Abstract:

Connectivity is the key to the Internet of Things (IoT). It is also undeniable that the need for ubiquitous networking capabilities is the foremost requirement for any IoT use-case. The novel communication technologies and protocols are aiding devices to create, share and process data over continuous connectivity. In this panel, we will discuss a few business use-cases to show how we benefit from lower latency networks, large network coverage, considerable faster data exchange between IoT devices, and real-time data processing both at the edge and cloud. We will also talk about how the global connectivity of IoT devices is driving sustainability.


SASDr. Divya Gupta brings over 11 years of experience in cloud computing, distributed systems, fault tolerance, big data analytics, technical consulting, and business collaborations. Divya is Senior Solutions Architect at SAS Global IoT Division. Her current work involves the integration of SAS Event Stream Processing in the cloud/on-premises platforms using Kubernetes and Containers, providing architecture solutions to customers to solve their business problems using various technology solutions and bridging the IoT edge to the clouds. She holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science, Cloud Computing, from Université Grenoble Alpes, France.

Bob Proctor is the co-founder and CEO of Link Labs, a leading provider of an end-to-end IoT platform for tagging, locating and monitoring equipment, supplies and assets anywhere at any time. With a PhD in applied physics and 25 years of entrepreneurial and business leadership, Proctor is also a founding principal of Blu Venture Investors, a venture capital investment company that supports early-stage entrepreneurs in the mid-Atlantic region of the U.S., which gives him a unique point of view on a wide range of emerging technologies and their novel applications and potential market viability.

Todd Spraggins is an unapologetic telecom evangelist with an extensive career of deploying leading-edge solutions to many of the world’s largest service providers. As Director of Strategy in the Oracle Communications CTO office, he pushes the boundaries of what Operators can do with SaaS by bringing the mobile core to the web-scale cloud. He holds a Masters of Science in Telecommunications from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelors of Science and Engineering from Tulane University.

Geoff Bruce-Payne is an experienced Technical and Business Development professional with a passion for connecting technology to real world business problems, serving customers in a broad range of vertical and international markets. Skilled in Telecommunications, Pre-sales, Internet of Things (IoT), Systems Architecture, Strategic Development, Business Development, Product Management and Management of small teams. Graduated with Honours Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) Electrical, from Carleton University.

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