OMG Standards at Work in the Industrial Internet of Things. 8:30 am - Noon, December 10, 2015, La Julla, CA
8:30 am - 8:45 am Continental Breakfast
8:45 am - 9:15 am Overview of OMG and current IoT Standards
Andrew Watson, Vice President and Technical Director Object Management Group (OMG)                         VIEW PDF
Abstract:  Products implementing OMG standards are at the heart of many Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) systems, from controlling hydro-electric power generation to integrated logistics fleet management systems. Relevant OMG standards include:
  • Data-Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS), the premier open middleware standard directly addressing publish-subscribe communications for real-time and embedded systems
  • Interaction Flow Modeling Language (IFML), a relatively new standard, used to design viable user interfaces with the IIoT
  • System Assurance (SysA) and Software Quality specifications which are critical to building secure and dependable multi-platform systems
  • Systems Modeling Language (SysML), which provides the tools and notations for designing complex interdisciplinary systems and systems-of-systems that incorporate multiple components at large scale.

This overview puts DDS, IFML, SysA and SysML and OMG's other IIoT work in context, describing the areas where OMG standards provide a foundation for IIoT deployments around the globe.

Bio:  Andrew has overall responsibility for OMG's technology adoption process, and also chairs the Architecture Board, the group of distinguished technical contributors from OMG member organizations which oversees the technical consistency of OMG's specifications.

09:15 am -  9:30 am Keynote: The Industrial Internet: Opportunities, Disruptions & Standards
Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Object Management Group (OMG) and Executive Director,        Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)                                         VIEW PDF
Abstract:  The ideas behind the Internet of Things (or Cyber-Physical Systems, or Machine-to-Machine Interoperability, Industrie 4.0, or several other names) are not particularly new; indeed, what has happened is really a convergence of existing technologies and corporate strategies. As the number of sensors in the world rapidly outpaces the world population, and concepts of Big Data for real-time, predictive analytics comes to the fore, new market opportunities appear. In fact, the world will see major disruptions in transportation, financial management, medical devices and other markets as "Internet thinking" moves into the industrial domain. 

Bio:  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of OMG, Executive Director of the Cloud Standards Customer Council, and Executive Director of the Industrial Internet Consortium, Dr. Soley also serves on numerous industrial, technical and academic conference program committees, and speaks all over the world on issues relevant to standards, the adoption of new technology and creating successful companies.
9:30 am - 10:30 am Panel Discussion - OMG Standards at Work in the IIoT
Moderator:  Dr. Richard Soley, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Object Management Group (OMG) and Executive Director, Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC)

 Dr. Ben Calloni, Lockheed Martin Fellow, Lockheed Martin and Co-Chair OMG System Assurance Task Force
Matthew Hause, GTM Technical Specialist, Engineering Fellow, PTC, OMG UPDM Co-Chair 
Nina Tucker, Vice President, Twin Oaks Computing
Andrew Foster, Product Marketing Manager, PrismTech
Dr. Stan Schneider, CEO, Real-Time Innovations, Inc. 
This panel will take an in-depth look at some of the OMG standards that are proving integral to IIoT efforts around the globe. Industry experts and OMG task force chairs will discuss OMG Standards including Data Distribution Service (DDS), System Assurance (SysA), Systems Modeling Language (SysML) as well as other OMG standards and the role they play in security, dependability and efficiency in the IIoT. 
10:30 am - 10:45 am Morning Refreshment Break
10:45 am - 11:20 am From Testbed to International Standard - The Track & Trace Example
Dirk Slama, Director of Business Development, Bosch Software Innovations                         VIEW PDF
Abstract:  Track & Trace is the first IIC Testbed that is on course to create an international standard based on the concrete results from the testbed. The focus is on open interfaces for the integration of industrial power tools, including drilling, tightening, riveting, welding and measurement. This session provides an overview of the use cases and the need for open standards, as well as an outlook for the planned standardization process.

Bio: Dirk Slama is Director of Business Development at Bosch Software Innovations (SI). Bosch SI is spearheading the Internet of Things (IoT) activities of Bosch, the global manufacturing and services group. Dirk has over 20 years experience in very large-scale distributed application projects and system integration, including SOA, BPM, M2M and most recently IoT. He is representing Bosch at the Industrial Internet Consortium and is active in the Industry 4.0 community. His international work experience includes projects for Lufthansa Systems, Boeing, AT&T, NTT DoCoMo, HBOS and others. Dirk is a frequent speaker at conferences, as well as co-author of four successful books, including "Enterprise IoT" ( As Conference Chair of the Bosch ConnectedWorld, Dirk helps shaping the IoT strategy of Bosch. He holds an MBA from IMD Lausanne as well as a Diploma Degree in Computer Science from TU Berlin.

11:20 am - 11:55 am The Data Distribution Service : Easing the Integration of Emerging Energy Systems with the evolving needs of the Power Sector
Neil McNeill, Senior Technology Executive, Smarter Grid Solutions                                   VIEW PDF
Abstract:  As the electrical power delivery system looks to leverage technological advances the requirement to support an expansive array of control schemes, diverse stakeholder groups and the concept of Œsystem of systems - across distinct timelines, has never been more apparent. By taking advantage of proven technologies from complementary industry sectors SGS has rapidly established itself as a thought leader in developing power system algorithms and control philosophies for the Smart Grid. At the core of our product portfolio is the expanding role of DDS as a fundamental technology that allows us to distribute key operational data to devices and systems that are the constituents of Active Network Management schemes operated by our clients. SGS are developing a Next Generation platform that addresses the many integration issues that Distributed Energy Resources (DER) present to Electricity Network companies across North America. Lessons learned in our quest to embed DDS in our platform offerings to date will be referenced in conjunction with our aspirations and expectations for the rapid realization of the Next Generation platform that will galvanize the position of SGS at the forefront of Smart Grid technology vendors

Bio:  Neil McNeill  is recognized as an innovative technology leader who has a passion for developing both people and the products they build. He is considered a strategic visionary with proven experience developing long-term technology initiatives with successful delivery of projects in diverse industry sectors where critical infrastructure, real-time operations and information technology combine to deliver world class performance. Neil has operated as the driving force behind major technology programs in Energy, Transport, Logistics, Financial Trading, Water and Telecommunications sectors to name but few. As an early member of the Senior Team within SGS, a leader in Smart Grid technology, he has been instrumental in defining and executing a fast growth strategy, working across a number of key activities including product development, business development, technology road-mapping,solutions architecture and project delivery.

11:55 am - Noon  Wrap Up
Claude Baudoin, cébé IT & Knowledge Management
Noon - 1:00 pm OPTIONAL - Birds of a Feather Luncheon 
Join speakers and fellow attendees at reserved tables in order to continue the discussions over lunch. Choose this option for $25.00 when registering for this event here.
You may also be interested in the complimentary afternoon event hosted by the Industrial Internet Consortium:  
Beyond the Hype: Deploying the Industrial IoT in the Real World

NOTE: If you register for the Technical Meeting Week, you do not have to pay the additional fee(s) to attend any or all of the special events.  If you register only for special events, the special fees apply.

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