Talk Classifications

As you are applying to speak, please consider the following classifications for your content as this will dictate how talks are displayed to attendees.

► On the top level, talks will be organized by the industry that they most closely relate to and whether the talk is technically or business focused.

► After that, each talk description will include a technology and business case descriptor.

► Finally, each talk will include tags on more specific topics. You do not need to considerer every possible tag, but it is good to keep them in mind as you apply to help attendees filter which types of talks is best for them to attend.

► Pending a given talk’s acceptance, we will work with the speaker to appropriately classify that talk. We do keep in mind that not every talk can be pegged into this system, but that it is a simplified tool to help attendees navigate the conference.

 

 

    • Smart City

    • Energy

    • Agriculture

    • Medical

    • Manufacturing

    • Retail

How We Describe The Technology Used

One way that Internet of Things technologies and use cases can be described is by talking about where they fit into the “technology stack.” However, in the Utility or Transportation industries, this idea is expressed horizontally and with the terms First Mile and Last Mile. This can be adopted to IoT technologies and paints a better picture for cooperation and partnership between various organizations.  Please consider these terms as descriptors as 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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