IoT Dev + Test 2017 - Keynotes

Thursday, April 27

Dona Sarkar
Microsoft
K1

A Screenless Future Is Closer Than You Think

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Somewhere near you is a device with a screen. You can’t live without that device. In fact, you are reading this right now on that—or another—device. Within a few years, the screens that we so depend on today will begin to disappear. After all, we are analog creatures, and we are meant to experience the world without the confining boundaries of two-dimensional screens. What is this “screenless future,” and what tech advancements are being made right now to make it real? Dona Sarkar is experiencing first-hand this new future in her role as principal product manager at HoloLens, working to...

TJ Usiyan
The Iron Yard
K2

A Coded Mind: From Ideas and Assumptions to Applications

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Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 4:15pm to 5:00pm

We tend to imagine code as a construct wholly separate from the subjectivity of the human mind. However, time and time again we prove that systems and applications are extensions of our thought process—for better and for worse. Our assumptions and our ideas are magnified when captured in code—for better and for worse. TJ Usiyan asserts that overlooking this idea has led to unfortunate expectations of the software that we write and poor results for those meant to use it. Join TJ as he describes tools you can employ to reveal overlooked audiences, avoid unforced errors in products and...

Friday, April 28

K3

Enterprise IoT: Solving the Challenges of the Smart City

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

The Internet of Things is bringing unprecedented levels of instrumentation and insights, drawing from the vast advances brought about by the industrial, mobile, and internet revolutions. While people are already comfortable with connected fitness devices, thermostats, and home security, IoT for urban environments and the enterprise is still in its infant stage and evolving quickly. Bee Hayes-Thakore maintains that the digitalization of enterprises and the cities where they reside will fundamentally change the way businesses interact with their employees and customers—and how governments...

Alan Couch
Coveros
K4

Rooting Your Devices to Test Outside the Box

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

The mobile landscape has changed how companies think of information technology. However, many organizations have failed to make the most of the mobile testing tools available. Alan Crouch explores how rooting your devices can help you break past your mobile testing block and allow you to test in more exciting, creative, and different ways. Rooting, or jail-breaking as it is called in the iOS world, is the process of allowing users of smartphones, tablets, and other devices to attain privileged control—or root access—over various subsystems. Rooting is often performed with the goal of...