Uniting the global design engineering community

This July, Sensors Converge is providing the only virtual platform for the design engineering community. Delivering content and engagement, Sensors Converge will give attendees and partners the ultimate opportunity to reunite - regardless of physical location or restrictions. Virtual Pass holders will be able to access keynote sessions, tech talks, focus sessions, and more from our live event, plus exclusive virtual sessions. 

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Experience Sensors Converge from anywhere

We know meeting face-to-face won't be possible for our entire community this year, so we're bringing the education to you! Our virtual experience will feature exclusive content unlike any other including:

  • Access to top-tier keynotes, keynote interviews, Tech Talks, Panel sessions and more
  • Focus sessions with topics on IoT & Connectivity, Smart Sensors & Sensor Fusion, AI/ML & Edge Computing, and more
  • The Sensors News Desk with exclusive interviews throughout the event with attendees, speakers and partners
  • Access to the Partner Content Hub allowing exclusive access to videos, webinars, and research from leading partners

AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 18

11:00AM-11:30AM ET:

TECHNOLOGY & SUSTAINABILITY: WORKING TOGETHER FOR A BETTER FUTURE

Adrian Grenier, an environmentalist, UN Environment Goodwill Ambassador, Investor and star of Netflix’s Clickbait and HBO’s Entourage, will address the role tech has in forging a more sustainable future. He is a leading advocate for integrating sustainability into everyday life. He is also the creator of Earth Speed - a docu-series on environmental innovators who are solving real problems, and the co-founder of the multi-media platform SHFT.COM, an online space for people to connect, acquire, and interact in a more sustainable and conscious manner.

AGENDA
MONDAY, JULY 18

11:30AM-12:45PM ET:

IoT CONNECTIVITY: IMPLEMENTING EFFECTIVE SYSTEMS TO ACHIEVE CONNECTIVITY SUCCESS

Connectivity issues are the biggest disruptors in most businesses’ IoT rollouts. Most legacy industrial and commercial systems were not designed with wireless communications in mind. Failing to implement and manage IoT connectivity could significantly disrupt projects and initiatives throughout the business world. The challenges lie in proper integration standards, privacy, and security issues. Several considerations must be addressed, How can we reach appropriate IoT architecture scalability? Is a centralized server the way to go? Is wireless connectivity future-proof? Do we have network end-to-end security?  what new applications will we benefit from? How to best leverage 5G for IoT connectivity? 

11:30AM-11:45AM: Partner Keynote U-Blox's Sabrina Bochen
11:45AM-12:00PM: Tech Talk
12:00PM-12:45PM: Panel Discussion

AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 19

11:00AM-12:00PM ET:

THE FUTURE OF HUMAN-ROBOT INTERACTION

The robots are coming and they’re getting smarter, evolving from single-task devices (think Roomba) into machines that can make their own decisions and autonomously navigate public spaces. From transportation systems, hospitals and the military, to the robotization of our workplaces and households, robots will be everywhere and will increasingly interact with people. Whether you find it exhilarating or terrifying (or both), progress in robotics and related fields like AI raises new ethical quandaries and challenges legal codes created for a world in which a sharp line separates man from machine. Drawing from her recent work exploring humans’ emotional responses to robots, Dr. Kate Darling answers questions like:

  • What happens when robots move from behind factory walls into shared spaces and begin interacting with humans?
  • What opportunities and challenges should we anticipate in the future of human-robot interaction?
  • Where does the true potential of AI and robotics lie, and will robots supplement human ability, or replace it?
  • Why do people treat robots like living things, and why does that matter?
  • What can and can’t robots and AI do?
  • What societal challenges will we face in a future with robots (ethical, legal, social)?

 Dr. Darling examines why people fear some robots and empathize with others, while also prompting – and answering – questions about what society’s relationship with these robots could look like in the future. What follows is in part an examination of the technology itself, but ultimately, offers a window into how it’s poised to change the way we relate to each other and our own humanity – and why it matters.

AGENDA
TUESDAY, JULY 19

12:00PM-1:15PM ET:

THE FUTURE OF SENSORS: ACHIEVING THE SENSOR FUSION PROMISE

It is said that combining the data from multiple sensors is better, providing accurate and more reliable information, as well as a better understanding of the context in which it was gathered. Sensor fusion promises to tell us much more about a device environment and can serve across many industries. However, as sensor fusion continues its trend and expands into autonomous vehicles, drones, and other markets, it is important to address the many hardware and software challenges that come along with implementing the technology. Can hardware and software platforms be standardized? Will digital signal processing be the key to sensor fusion? What can we expect as data becomes faster and with higher resolution? During this session, experts will discuss why sensor fusion can be complicated and costly to implement, how to best mitigate challenges, and the future of this technology.

12:00PM-12:15PM: Partner Keynote with TE Connectivity: Cut that Cable: How Indirect Contact Vitals Systems are Improving Patient Care
12:15PM-12:30PM: Tech Talk with Coto Technology
12:30PM-1:15PM: Panel Discussion

AGENDA
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20


11:00AM-12:45PM ET:

WILL AI BE THE KEY TO NEXT-GEN EDGE COMPUTING?

The potential of AI at the edge is vast. With developers pushing for the ability to perform more complex applications at the sensor level, AI has never been more critical for unlocking next-gen edge systems development. Combining AI into sensor processing can enable edge devices to detect complex events and provide real-time predictions. In turn, AI will help edge devices be smarter, improve privacy and latency, and bandwidth usage. However, with vast opportunity, comes significant challenges.  During this session, industry leaders will explore the key difficulties of developing AI at the edge including processing capability, storage, and power consumption, and the many hardware and software innovations that are pushing AI toward the edge. 

11:00AM-11:30AM: Keynote
11:30AM-11:45AM: Partner Keynote
11:45AM-12:00PM: Tech Talk with Salvador Alvarez of Flex Logix: Flex Logix InferX Edge Vision Solutions
12:00PM-12:45PM: Panel Discussion