World of IoT Forum

Megatrends are driving business and innovation in the new semiconductor marketplace. 

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been called the next Industrial Revolution and it is changing the way that all businesses, governments, and consumers interact with the physical world. Over the next five years, nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT technologies and solutions. Enterprises are emerging as the leading adopters of IoT solutions to lower operating costs, to increase productivity, and to expand into new markets or develop  new product offerings.  

The New World of IoT Forum and Expo is a three-day show-within-a-show exhibition and conference that brings together leading global electronics and microelectronics companies at the forefront of the IT explosion in mobility, network-connected devices, and automotive and healthcare applications among others.

At the World of IoT Forum, you will hear from leading suppliers, integrators, and solution providers on topics including technology trends and opportunities, IoT and IIoT user case studies, big data and analytics, smart things, M2M and embedded computing, and MEMS and sensor manufacturing.

If you are involved in technical or business leadership, you need the latest industry information. SEMICON West provides you with strategic insights from industry thought leaders to enable you to assess the landscape, identify opportunities, and develop strategic plans. Come to SEMICON West and connect with people in your community, discover what's new, and discuss what it means for your business.

Location: Innovation and IoT Theater


Wednesday, July 13

Session 1

From Sensors to Automation—IoT Enbabled Smart Manufacturing



MEMS and Sensors

Industry consensus is that the Internet of Things (IoT) will require billions of microelectromechanical system (MEMS) devices and sensors to achieve the ubiquitous implementation of the smart and connected infrastructures necessary to create smart cities, smart homes, smart health, smart manufacturing, and more. In this session product and technology experts from MEMS and sensor companies will present their solutions and perspectives to achieve IoT enabled Smart Manufacturing and the Connected Enterprise for the semiconductor and electronics industries



Francois Beauchaud, Bosch Sensortec



Nicholas Fabino, Invenios



Simon Tam & Julie Adams, Ubotics



Sam Massih, Invensense



Robotics and Automation

According to a 2015 survey of about 200 automation executives conducted by Morgan Stanley and Automation World magazine, improving operational efficiency and productivity are the most critical business drivers among manufacturers adopting the Industrial IoT. New advances in sensors, autonomous actuators, sophisticated software, communication gateways, security, and ‘big data platforms’ is raising the factory’s overall ‘intelligence’ providing for next generation robotics and automation to deliver IoT enhanced ‘smart manufacturing’. In this segment, leading Robotics and Automation product and automation experts will present their solutions and perspectives to achieve the IoT enabled Smart Manufacturing and the Connected Enterprise for the semiconductor and electronics industries.



Elizabeth Parkinson, Rockwell Automation




Markku Jaaskelainen, Kuvio Automation




Matt Trowbridge, OMRON




Dan McGuinn, Schneider Electric


Thursday, July 14

Session 2

IoT Ready? Deploying Big Data, Analytics, IoT Platforms and Applications




Big Data and Analytics

The era of ‘Big Data” is upon us. Per IDC and DELL (EMC), the “Digital Universe” is doubling every two years, and will reach 40,000 exabytes (40 trillion gigabytes) by 2020! The use of big data and analytics will become a key basis of competition and growth for manufacturers along with their suppliers and customers. To remain competitive and capture value companies must take big data seriously

Manufacturers have been collecting and storing data for years - but now new big data technologies and analytical tools are available on the market providing the ability to find patterns, extract meaning, and ultimately make decisions that lead to greater efficiency in manufacturing such as increased throughput and yields, improved efficiency, and reduced downtime.

In this segment, leading Big Data and Analytics companies and experts will present their solutions aimed at improving competitiveness and value capture for semiconductor and electronics companies.




Christophe Begue, IBM Watson




Ian Huh, Ph.D, SK Telecom




Brian Gilmore, Splunk




Jai Suri, Oracle




IoT Platforms and Applications

Are you IoT Ready? Is your business IoT strategy, platform and applications in place today?

With a projected 25 billion devices expected to be connected by 2020 (Gartner), businesses and industries have no choice but to embrace the Internet of Things (IoT) – which includes developing strategies and effective deployment of  “IoT Platforms and Applications”. In its simplest form, an IoT platform is about enabling connectivity between “things” or devices and architectures and may consist of a software, application development, or analytics platform with use cases such as analytics, predictive maintenance, system monitoring, sensor networking, supply chain optimization, customer engagement, asset management, energy management, security and fraud detection, and more.

In this segment, leading IoT Platform and Applications experts and users will present their platforms, applications and solutions aimed at improving semiconductor and electronics companies “IoT era” readiness.    




David Pellerin, Amazon Web Services




Akhil Oltikar, Riverwood Solutions




Katsunori Hirata, CONNECTEC JAPAN Corporation  




Larry Berardinis, ASM International







Session 3

The Next Big Thing?  IoT Startups and Hackathon Showcase

The hottest ticket at SEMICON West. The World of IoT Forum will feature eight (8) amazing IoT startup pitches and the first ever Industrial IoT Hackathon panel, awards, and designer team presentations.  

Prizes! All registered attendees will be entered into a random drawing to win one of three (3) amazing prizes including a Quadcopter Drone, an Apple Watch Sport, and V-Moda Headphones. Winners will be announced at the conclusion of the session.

Want to Hack the Industrial Future of IoT at SEMICON West? If you're a developer, data scientist, maker or IoT expert and want to participate—Apply Today!




IoT Startup Showcase 

The Internet of Things is booming! Leading this explosion of innovation in IoT are teams of entrepreneurs and doers at some amazing IoT startups.  Please join us for a rapid fire pitch session of transformative IoT startups who will present and showcase their technologies and solutions for IoT and Smart Manufacturing.




Zach Vorhies, Zackees




Andy Karuza, FenSens




Dave Martinez, Evermed




Hackathon Sponsor Panel—Presented by readwrite

Hackathons attract a wide range of top-tier developers and engineers showcasing their innovation, entrepreneurship, and technical skills aimed at solving corporate sponsored industry and technology challenges. This session will bring together the sponsors for the Industrial IoT Hackathon at SEMICON West corporate sponsors to share insights into their industry challenges and solutions.

Moderator: Christopher Caen, ReadWrite


  • John Walicki, IBM Corporation

  • Aaron Tersteeg, Intel Corporation

  • Abhi Rele, Samsung Strategy & Innovation

  • Paul Cutsinger, Amazon Alexa



Hackathon Winners and Presentations—IIoT Solutions

Be on hand with your industry peers and our Hackathon corporate sponsors to congratulate and view award presentations for the winning Industrial IoT Hackathon teams. Each team has been working for two days to solve unique grand challenges in IIoT, set forth by the corporate sponsors. Each sponsor will have the opportunity to award the team for best use of technology while the top three teams will have the opportunity to present their solutions and compete for overall, best IIoT solution. 

And, don’t forget! At the conclusion of the event, we will have the prize drawing for our audience to win a Quadcopter Drone, an Apple Watch Sport, and V-Moda Headphones.  



Hackathon Winner Announcements and Closing Remarks

Grand prize winner for the Industrial IoT Hackathon at SEMICON West announced! 




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