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TEMS Workshop at 2016 IEEE Tech Industry Summit on IoT (Internet of Things)

2016 IEEE TEMS Workshop:

Technology and Business Challenges in IoT
(Internet of Things) Deployment

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA USA

Overview  |  Program Details  REGISTRATION


Chaired by Ikhlaq Sidhu Berkeley Professor, Chief Scientist & Founding Director, Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology.  The program Co-chair is Michael Condry, President-Elect TEMS.


The Internet of Things is certainly an exciting new paradigm for to enable a set of new systems in applications from wearable devices, healthcare, connected vehicles, power grids, smart manufacturing, and virtually every emerging area in technology.  However, just combining cheaper sensors, connectivity, and cloud-based analytics does not by itself mean that products and services can be designed, rolled out, and used.  A number of intersecting business and technology challenges must be considered in taking any IoT project forward to market.

This starts with an interpretation of the evolving standards set, selected topics in security, challenges of rolling out IoT services, tools and technology building blocks available for solutions, IoT system architectures, and power considerations. Following these presentations and networking is a hands-on workshop with technical and business experts to work with attendees on their particular challenges, large and small.  This portion is for workshop registrants only and is designed to benefit small business, startups, as well as larger enterprises with new focuses in the IoT space.

This hands on workshop will help Entrepreneurs to understand methods to successfully commercialize an innovative system or product based on IoT.  Topics in this section include a) developing the IoT story that executives will understand and support, b) developing the ecosystem, c) process and diversification issues within the firm, d) participating in an innovation culture within the firm, e) what management can do to support the innovation within the firm, and f) understanding what tends to go wrong and how to avoid the most common mistakes.

Program Details

  Time   Title   Speaker   Organization
  9:30am   Introduction   Ikhlaq Sidhu   UC Berkeley
  9:40am   IoT in mobile standards and deployments   Ali Khayrallah   Ericsson
  10:45am   Networking Issues in IoT   Biren Gandhi   Cisco
  11:20am   IoT New Ventures and VC View – Part I   Multiple: VC/Venture
  12:00   Lunch
   1:00pm   IoT New Ventures and VC View – Part II   Multiple: VC/Venture
   2:00pm   Hands on workshop:
Taking your IoT Concepts forward
  Ikhlaq Sidhu & team   UC Berkeley
   5:00pm   Close  




Registration for this one-day TEMS Workship also includes complimentary access to sessions of the IEEE Tech Industry Summit, the IEEE/IES ISEE Conference, and other events; see their individual programs for content.

For more information, and to Register, please visit and go to
TEMS Presentation and Hands-On Innovation & Entrepreneurship Workshop” to register for the workshop.









Ikhlaq Sidhu is the Chief Scientist and Founding Director of UC Berkeley’s Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology. He received the IEOR Emerging Area Professor Award from his department at Berkeley. Prof. Sidhu founded the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership. He serves as the faculty director of the Engineering Leadership Professional Program (ELPP).


His research areas include systems and stochastic models, strategic data analytics, and learning models. He has been granted over 60 US Patents in networking technology, IP telephony, communications, and mobile computing. He was awarded 3Com Corporation’s “Inventor of the Year” in 1999. Dr. Sidhu also serves as a Venture Advisor at Onset Ventures, a leading Silicon Valley investment firm.


Dr. Sidhu received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and his masters’ degree and doctorate in Electrical Engineering from Northwestern University.



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