Internet of Things – Things You Need to Know

The IEEE Ottawa CS Chapter, IEEE Ottawa ComSoc/CESoc/BTS Joint Chapter, and IEEE Ottawa AICN are inviting all interested IEEE members and other engineers, technologists, and students to another Lunch and Learn in the heart of the Kanata Tech Hub.

SEMINAR: Internet of Things – Things You Need to Know
SPEAKER: Walter Knitl (Principal, Praxiem)

DATE: April 4th, 2017
TIME: Refreshments, Lunch, and Networking: 11:00 a.m.; Seminar: 12:00 p.m. – 01:30 p.m.
PLACE: The Marshes Golf Club, 320 Terry Fox Drive, Kanata
PARKING: Free parking available.
ADMISSION: Open to all, free of charge. Registration is required.

Walter Knitl is the principal at Praxiem – a consultancy helping clients with the discovery and delivery aspects of getting their innovations to market in the form of products or services. He is a proponent of the Internet of Things as a lever for economic growth and social good. To that end, he is an organizing team member of the IoT613 conference, and curates the Internet of Things eXchange Ottawa website. Walter has a record of successful ICT product introductions at Ottawa technology companies including Ericsson, Nortel, Mitel, Ontario Centre for Microelectronics and Bell-Northern Research. His extensive experience consists of both business roles including Product Management, Account Management and Commercial Management, as well as technical roles in software and hardware R&D and telecommunication standards development.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us and with it the beginnings of the biggest techno-socio-economic paradigm shift since the printing press. It will touch us all irrespective of our sphere of endeavour or way of life. It’s poised to deliver great benefits, but also some cautionary side effects. So what is it? The answer is likely coloured by your background, biases and your first touchpoints with IoT, resulting in many siloed perspectives. Individual silos may separately hold that IoT is mainly about sensors, or data, or 5G, or machine learning, or security risk, or social risk, and so on. A hardware designer’s silo is different from the data scientist’s, which is different from that of the government policy wonk. Ever hear of “to a hammer everything’s a nail” or “six blind men and the elephant” – it also applies to IoT. This seminar breaks down the siloes by exploring the full IoT space through its several dimensions, and its impacts.

THANK YOU TO OUR PATRONS for making this event possible
March Networks (
Kanata North BIA (
Invest Ottawa (
you.i tv (
Smart & Biggar (
Carleton University, Faculty of Engineering and Design (
University of Ottawa, Faculty of Engineering (
The Marshes Golf Club (

Eric Karmouch, Ph.D., SMIEEE
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Computer Society (
Chair, IEEE Ottawa Lunch and Learn (

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