Information for Prospective Speakers

Whene applying to speak, please consider the following classifications for your content because they dictate the way in which talks are displayed to attendees.

► At the highest level, talks are organized by the industry to which they are most closely related, and by whether the talk is focused on technology or business focused.

► At the next level, each talk includes a technology or business case descriptor.

► Finally, each talk includes tags on specific topics. You do not need to consider every possible tag that might relate to your talk, but it is good to keep in mind that tags help attendees filter topics to find the ones in which they are most interested.

► Pending a talk’s acceptance, we work with the speaker to appropriately classify the talk. We understand that not every talk can be fully pegged into this system, but it is a useful way to help attendees navigate the conference.

 

 

    • Smart City

    • Energy

    • Agriculture

    • Medical

    • Manufacturing

    • Retail

How We Describe The Technology Used

One way that IoT technologies and use cases can be described is by talking about where they fit into the “technology stack.” However, in the Utility and Transportation industries, this same idea is expressed horizontally with the terms “First Mile” and “Last Mile”. This terminology can be adopted by IoT technologies to establish a friendlier framework for cooperation and partnership between various organizations.  Please consider using these terms as descriptors when you apply.

 

Business Case Stages

No two technological projects are at the same stage in their lifetime. Some are early in planning stages, and some are in the implementation stage with millions of devices.  All are welcome and can learn how to take their next step at IoT Fuse.  Please consider the above terms to help frame up where a particular business case you may be talking about exists.

 

Audience Profile

A wide variety of technology experts and enthusiasts attend IoT Fuse.  There are three days of programming:

► The first two days, April 14rd and 15th of 2020, are workshops which are designed to be technical in nature and include two-hour timeslots in a classroom format.  The audience at these talks are mostly engineers, a breakdown is shown in the below image:

► April 16th 2020 is the big conference and expo day. Talks are in a seminar format, 30 minutes per session, with the keynotes being 45 minutes.  Whereas the workshops are mostly technical in nature, the attendees for the actual conference day come from a mix of technical and non-technical backgrounds.  The purpose of the third day is more to share business and project implementation learnings. However, we will include a few short “workshop style” talks which are not so interactive as the prior two days of workshops.  A breakdown of the Thursday event is shown below.

 

In short, talks that are business or vision oriented and technical in nature will take place on Thursday, but the technical talks should not go as deep as the Workshops. We are looking forward to receiving your applications!

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