IoT for Entrepreneurs, Managers & Investors

Three day program covering the basics to advanced IoT concepts for developing awareness and understanding of the different technology components of IoT ecosystem, key opportunities in IoT, along with their commercialization, implementation & deployment challenges.

Module

Day 1, Session 1 — Business Overview of Why IoT is so important (2 h)

  • Case Studies from Nest, CISCO and top industries
  • IoT adaptation rate in North American & and how they are aligning their future business model and operation around IoT
  • Broad Scale Application Area
  • Smart House and Smart City
  • Industrial Internet
  • Smart Cars
  • Wearables
  • Home Healthcare
  • Business Rule Generation for IoT
  • 3 layered architecture of Big Data — Physical (Sensors), Communication, and Data Intelligence

 Day 1, Session 2 — Introduction of IoT: All about Sensors – Electronics (2 h)

  • Basic function and architecture of a sensor — sensor body, sensor mechanism, sensor calibration, sensor maintenance, cost and pricing structure, legacy and modern sensor network — all the basics about the sensors
  • Development of sensor electronics — IoT vs legacy, and open source vs traditional PCB design style
  • Development of sensor communication protocols — history to modern days. Legacy protocols like Modbus, relay, HART to modern day Zigbee, Zwave, X10,Bluetooth, ANT, etc.
  • Business driver for sensor deployment — FDA/EPA regulation, fraud/tempering detection, supervision, quality control and process management
  • Different Kind of Calibration Techniques — manual, automation, infield, primary and secondary calibration — and their implication in IoT
  • Powering options for sensors — battery, solar, Witricity, Mobile and PoE
  • Hands on training with single silicon and other sensors like temperature, pressure, vibration, magnetic field, power factor etc.

Day 1, Session 3 — Fundamental of M2M communication — Sensor Network and Wireless protocol (2 h)

  • What is a sensor network? What is ad-hoc network?
  • Wireless vs. Wireline network
  • WiFi- 802.11 families: N to S — application of standards and common vendors.
  • Zigbee and Zwave — advantage of low power mesh networking. Long distance Zigbee. Introduction to different Zigbee chips.
  • Bluetooth/BLE: Low power vs high power, speed of detection, class of BLE. Introduction of Bluetooth vendors & their review.
  • Creating network with Wireless protocols such as Piconet by BLE
  • Protocol stacks and packet structure for BLE and Zigbee
  • Other long distance RF communication link
  • LOS vs NLOS links
  • Capacity and throughput calculation
  • Application issues in wireless protocols — power consumption, reliability, PER, QoS, LOS
  • Hands on training with sensor network

Day 1, Session 4 — Review of Electronics Platform, production and cost projection (2 h)

  • PCB vs FPGA vs ASIC design-how to take decision
  • Prototyping electronics vs Production electronics
  • QA certificate for IoT- CE/CSA/UL/IEC/RoHS/IP65: What are those and when needed?
  • Basic introduction of multi-layer PCB design and its workflow
  • Electronics reliability-basic concept of FIT and early mortality rate
  • Environmental and reliability testing-basic concepts
  • Basic Open source platforms: Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Beaglebone, when needed?
  • RedBack, Diamond Back

Day 2, Session 1 — Conceiving a new IoT product- Product requirement document for IoT (2 h)

  • State of the present art and review of existing technology in the market place
  • Suggestion for new features and technologies based on market analysis and patent issues
  • Detailed technical specs for new products- System, software, hardware, mechanical, installation etc.
  • Packaging and documentation requirements
  • Servicing and customer support requirements
  • High level design (HLD) for understanding of product concept
  • Release plan for phase wise introduction of the new features
  • Skill set for the development team and proposed project plan –cost & duration
  • Target manufacturing price

 Day 2, Session 2 — Introduction to Mobile app platform for IoT (2 h)

  • Protocol stack of Mobile app for IoT
  • Mobile to server integration –what are the factors to look out
  • What are the intelligent layer that can be introduced at Mobile app level ?
  • iBeacon in IoS
  • Window Azure
  • Linkafy Mobile platform for IoT
  • Axeda
  • Xively

Day 2, Session 3 — Machine learning for intelligent IoT (2 h)

  • Introduction to Machine learning
  • Learning classification techniques
  • Bayesian Prediction-preparing training file
  • Support Vector Machine
  • Image and video analytic for IoT
  • Fraud and alert analytic through IoT
  • Bio –metric ID integration with IoT
  • Real Time Analytic/Stream Analytic
  • Scalability issues of IoT and machine learning
  • What are the architectural implementation of Machine learning for IoT

Day 2, Session 4 — Analytic Engine for IoT (2 h)

  • Insight analytic
  • Visualization analytic
  • Structured predictive analytic
  • Unstructured predictive analytic
  • Recommendation Engine
  • Pattern detection
  • Rule/Scenario discovery — failure, fraud, optimization
  • Root cause discovery

 Day 3, Session 1 — Security in IoT implementation (2 h)

  • Why security is absolutely essential for IoT
  • Mechanism of security breach in IOT layer
  • Privacy enhancing technologies
  • Fundamental of network security
  • Encryption and cryptography implementation for IoT data
  • Security standard for available platform
  • European legislation for security in IoT platform
  • Secure booting
  • Device authentication
  • Firewalling and IPS
  • Updates and patches

 Day 3, Session 2 — Database implementation for IoT : Cloud based IoT platforms (2 h)

  • SQL vs NoSQL-Which one is good for your IoT application
  • Open sourced vs. Licensed Database
  • Available M2M cloud platform
  • Axeda
  • Xively
  • Omega
  • NovoTech
  • Ayla
  • Libellium
  • CISCO M2M platform
  • AT &T M2M platform
  • Google M2M platform

 Day 3, Session 3 — A few common IoT systems (2 h)

  • Home automation
  • Energy optimization in Home
  • Automotive-OBD
  • IoT-Lock
  • Smart Smoke alarm
  • BAC ( Blood alcohol monitoring ) for drug abusers under probation
  • Pet cam for Pet lovers
  • Wearable IOT
  • Mobile parking ticketing system
  • Indoor location tracking in Retail store
  • Home health care
  • Smart Sports Watch

Day 3, Session 4 — Big Data for IoT (2 h)

  • 4V- Volume, velocity, variety and veracity of Big Data
  • Why Big Data is important in IoT
  • Big Data vs legacy data in IoT
  • Hadoop for IoT-when and why?
  • Storage technique for image, Geospatial and video data
  • Distributed database
  • Parallel computing basics for IoT