IEEE Kingston Communications & Computer Chapter is proud to host the following Distinguished Lecture:
THE FUTURE OF COLLABORATIVE INTERNET OF THINGS
Date: Tuesday, December 15th, 2015.
Time: 3:30 PM
Venue: Walter Light Hall, Room 302, Queen’s University. Kingston, Ontario
Speaker: Fawzi Behmann, President of TelNet Management Consulting Inc.
Abstract: The talk will shed light and respond to the following questions:
Q1: What is Collaborative IoT?
Q2: What are some of the key drivers influencing the advancement of Collaborative IoT?
Q3: What are some of the key examples and benefits?
Q4: Is it too early to talk about IoT KPI (Key Performance Indicators)?
While IoT is still largely unknown amongst the general public, it is expected to make a big impact in 2015 and beyond. Estimates indicate that the number of connected devices will reach 4.9 billion this year, and various sources point out to 50-200 billion devices connected by 2020.
This presentation will provide a quick overview on the evolution of IoT, explore future opportunities that calls for innovative approach supported by industry initiatives and standards activities. The presentation will explore the need for platform to launch and accelerate collaborative IoT applications, and present a few examples addressing smart health & fitness, smart home, smart energy, smart car, smart parking, smart public safety and smart cities.
Speaker Bio: Fawzi Behmann is a visionary, thought leader, author that has been blessed with great academic and career opportunities. He holds a Bachelor of Science with honors and distinction from Concordia University, Montreal, QC, Masters in Computer Science from University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, and Executive MBA from Queens University, ON. All this has contributed to a solid base in science, math, logic, technology and business.
This academic foundation empowered Fawzi in his career path in the area of communications and networking spanning supply-chain from service provider with Teleglobe Canada, to equipment vendor with Nortel Networks, to semiconductor with Motorola/Freescale in Canada and USA. Since 2009, Fawzi started TelNet Management Consulting, Inc, offering consulting services to consortiums in the areas of processor technology evolution, clients for IoT, SoC Architecture solutions for key markets and IoT. Recently, Fawzi collaborated with consortiums and offered consultation and proposals for risk-based GIS in the area of public safety to Interior ministry of Ghana and Togo and Strategy and roadmap to ministry of Environment & Water at UAE.
Fawzi has been a keynote & distinguished speaker, and presenter at several domestic and international conferences. He is active in international forums and standards activities with ITU, ITRS and IEEE. He is currently the chair of IEEE COMSOC/SP Austin chapter and in 2015 was a recipient of R5 Outstanding member service award and IEEE Communications Society Chapter Achievement and Chapter of the year award across 212 chapters globally.
Finally, Fawzi is a recent co-author of a new book on the future of IoT “Collaborative Internet of Things for Future Smart Connected Life and Business” published by Wiley (June 2015) and is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble.
This seminar is open to the general public with free admission and refreshments served afterwards.
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