Panel II: The Industrial Internet of Things, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0

Friday, 11 June 11:30 – 13:00

Moderator: Karen I. Matthews, Purpose-Driven Consulting, USA

Panel Description:

Imagine a world where intelligence is added to all elements of manufacturing. Picture a manufacturing floor where every single “thing” is able to produce, receive and analyze data (hence making every "thing" a “smart thing”).

Now, let’s imagine that all “smart things” are connected such that they can exchange data with each other, analyze the data, and make and execute decisions. If we go beyond the "thing" being simply smart, but having a true digital twin (where historical data about a "things" movements, preferences, behaviors, processes, and genealogy could be accessed, via internet, sensor and/or other forms of tracking), we can imagine the next wave of manufacturing. One can imagine the ease of tracking defects, the opportunity for new digital platforms and business models, and, most importantly, the change to the way we manufacture.

This session will level set regarding the definitions of IIoT, Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0, explain how they are changing the foundation of how we manufacture and discuss new ways of building or using optical networks for them. The session will address the question of if IIoT, smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 change the demand for optics or not as well as assist in defining some of the key buzzwords that are being used in these areas.

Key questions to be addressed are:

  • Will the data created from IIoT , smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 be localized (ex. for every 10 Tb of data created only 1 Gb leaves the site) or need to be sent across the metro network (ex. centralized compute and storage at hub site requiring near real time latency)? Does the answer depends on the IIoT application?

  • Does IIoT, smart manufacturing and Industry 4.0 change the demand for optics? (optical) Infrastructure?

  • Which IIoT application will drive the most consumption of network bandwidth?

  • How is IIoT service delivered (WLAN, 4G/5G, Cat 6 cable, etc.) and protected from network failure or breach?

  • Will IIoT require a change in the access network (100 Mbps private line instead of 10 Mbps, Next Gen PON, private LTE networks with optical backhaul, etc.)?

  • Will IIoT require any changes in the optical network (capacity, protection, redundancy, etc.)?

  • How are companies ramping to Industry 4.0. and what is the effect to infrastructure?

Speakers:

Karen I. Matthews, Purpose-Driven Consulting, USA
Presentation Title: IIoT, Smart MAnufacturing and Industry 4.0 Overview

Andrew S. Albrecht, AT&T, USA
Presentation Title: Wireless Transformation in the Enterprise

Nancy Shemwell, Trilogy Networks, Inc., USA
Presentation Title: Spearheading the Digital Transformation of Rural America

Mikhail T. Galeev, Intel, USA
Presentation Title: Role of Low Latency, Ultra Reliable Communication in IIoT

Biographies:

Andrew S. Albrecht, AT&T, USA
Presentation Title: Wireless Transformation in the Enterprise

Abstract: 5G is transforming how enterprises utilize wireless connectivity. The changes in spectrum and network core deliver the following benefits: Network performance continue to improve, greater and greater number of devices can be connected, and more flexibility exists in how cellular data can be routed. These changes help enable or enhance a variety of technologies that can deliver new value to customers.  This is causing a shift in thinking around cellular connectivity from a purely IT networking solution to an IT/OT solution.  As we continue to see more demand for 5G it’s critical that we continue to build out the backbone fiber network to support the rapid growth in data transport.

Andy is a Senior Application Sales Executive at the AT&T 5G Center of Excellence helping customers solve for a variety of business needs utilizing AT&T’s 5G and edge compute technologies.  For over 20 years, Andy has had technical and commercial roles all centered on connected devices and smart environments.
 

Mikhail T. Galeev, Intel, USA
Presentation Title: Role of Low Latency, Ultra Reliable Communication in IIoT

Abstract: Presentation will discuss challenging requirements for industrial networking and guaranteed low latency communication.

Mikhail Galeev received the M.S. degree in applied physics from Rostov State University, Rostov-on-Don, Russia, in 1994, the M.S.E.E. degree from the University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL, USA, in 1999, and the M.E.M. degree from Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA, in 2009. He was the Founder of Z-Focus Technology Group, Palatine, IL, USA, a company that developed software to enable BLE applications. He is currently a Senior Research Scientist with Intel Labs, Hillsboro, OR, USA. With a primary interest in research and implementation, he has authored multiple publications and patents related to applications of Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, ZigBee, Z-Wave, and other wireless sensor networks.
 

Karen I. Matthews, Purpose-Driven Consulting, USA
Presentation Title: IIoT, Smart MAnufacturing and Industry 4.0 Overview

Abstract: In today’s digitally transforming world, we move closer toward the vision of the Internet of Things (IoT) with each connected element.  Our cities, factories and even the grid are getting smarter… and connected.  How will this vision of IoT impact infrastructure?  Are there key challenges in the industrial sector that have a need for transformational optics?  If we look beyond what is being done today, and think about the industrial vertical where 1. AR/VR are enterprise standards, 2. Digital twins are generated on each part, 3. Deep learning is commonplace for process improvement and 4. Digital supply chains exist for a majority of the market, then we can envision the need for low latency, high bandwidth and high speed communications.  This presentation will help level-set us on the topics of Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0.

Karen Matthews, a native of Baltimore, MD, began her academic career at the US Naval Academy, received a BS in Electrical Engineering from Morgan State University and a MEng and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MBA, all from Cornell University. Karen has held senior positions in Corning Incorporated’s Science & Technology Division in opto-electronic packaging as a research and then senior research scientist, most recently working in early innovation stage markets and technologies for the optical communications sector to identify and help implement new growth opportunities in both wired (fiber, cable and connectivity) and wireless. Her focus on moving concepts through to commercialization remains, with a current emphasis on Agile Technology Transfer, Digital Transformation, 5G, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 Innovation. Dr. Matthews has authored numerous publications and patents and is a member of several technical and professional organizations. She has served as an Executive Board member of Georgia Tech’s Center for the Development and Application of Internet of Things Technologies (CDAIT) – sitting on the Research Work Group and leading the Thought Leadership Work Group therein. Most recently, she has been invited as keynote speaker, moderator, panelist and open forum discussion leader at various 5G, Internet of Things and smart manufacturing conferences. She has Chaired the OFC 2020 N5 Market Watch, developing the programming for Market Watch, Network Operators Summit and Data Center Summit, and continues as an active subcommittee member for 2021, as well as co-chair of the 2021 IEEE World Forum track on Communications and Networking. She is an Executive Board member of The Upskill Foundation, a non-profit focusing on upskilling underrepresented groups in data science and an Executive Advisory Board member of the Transform Insights User Group, an engaged and informed community, focused on connecting business leaders who have experience in spearheading digital transformation strategies, innovation through technology and enterprise change management.


Nancy Shemwell, Trilogy Networks, Inc., USA
Presentation Title: Spearheading the Digital Transformation of Rural America

Abstract: Industrial 4.0 presents the opportunities for enormous economic and productivity gains, especially in the areas like manufacturing, industry and agriculture.  Paramount to unlock those functions are connectivity, compute and storage – something often lacking in rural America.  Unlike urban areas, this presents unique challenges as assets associated with large industry are often in remote settings.  Join Nancy as she shares what Trilogy Networks and the Rural Cloud Initiative’s mission to deploy 1,500,000 square miles of edge connectivity across the U.S.   

In her current role at Trilogy Networks, Nancy Shemwell is responsible for guiding the company’s ongoing growth and executing the founders’ vision to deploy 1.5 million square miles of edge compute capability across rural America, providing the essential infrastructure for 5G, agriculture and energy solutions. Prior to joining Trilogy Networks, Shemwell was COO of the IoT Community, the largest global IoT industry thought leader association. Shemwell holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Baylor University and a Master of Science in Business Administration from Texas A&M. She was named to the VoodooVox, Inc. (VVX – TSX) Board of Directors in 2006, and the NTXRCIC in 2012. She also serves as the Chair of the entegra technologies Board of Advisors, appointed in 2018 to the Board of Advisors of IoT Communities. hemwell also serves on the Associate Board at the SMU Cox School of Business and is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors and Women Corporate Directors.