Speaker "Andy Germano" Details
The evolution of the internet of things for industrial applications
The internet of things (IOT) is currently growing exponentially. It is poised to have more wireless connections than mobile phones. This presentation explores the trends in Industrial IOT including standards (LTE, 5G, LoRA, SigFox, WiFi, ZigBee, etc.) and fragmentation; what applications make the most sense for which standards and where are the gaps and overlaps. Also, looking at the hot growth areas currently and potential for the highest future growth.
Andy has 30 years’ experience in telecoms technology. He is the VP of Business Development and Co-founder for BEC Technologies where he works with customers and partners to deliver the Internet of Things. Andy served as the Vice Chairman and VP for the Small Cell Forum from 2009 to 2016 where he worked with 3GPP and a frequent speaker at major industry events. Andy’s prior experience includes a broad range of the telecoms eco-system including: service provider, silicon, software, customer premises equipment, infrastructure, applications and network management. Andy held VP, Director, GM and senior level leadership positions in Marketing, Business Development and Product Management with several successful start-up companies including AuthenTec, Inside, WiDeFi and Tantivy. He started his career with industry leaders: QUALCOMM, Ericsson, Northern Telecom and GTE (Verizon). Andy has an MBA from Duke, a BS in Electrical Engineering from Penn State and a BA in Mathematics from Saint Vincent College. He is a Senior Member of IEEE.