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Axeda Connexion is packed with great content including over 50 individual sessions on various topics including hands-on tutorials, deep dive technical sessions, detailed case studies and more. No sales pitches, no fluff - just the training, best practices, expert advice you need to take your business to the next level. If you are an executive, manager, or developer ready to build or looking to expand game changing IoT solutions, this is an event that you won't want to miss!

General Sessions - The general sessions at Axeda Connexion feature leaders and visionaries in the industry. Past speakers have included CEOs, industry analysts, authors, scientists, professors and more. Axeda Connexion always features great speakers talking about interesting topics and delivering advice and information you can put to use immediately.

Connect Track - Technical content targeted at Developers covering in-depth technical sessions, live demonstrations, tips and tricks, tutorials, code examples.

Build Track - Technical or business content targeted at Solution Providers and Enterprise Architects covering success stories / solution demonstrations.

Manage Track - Business content targeted at line-of-business managers, decision makers, project managers, and executives covering customer case studies, best practices; ROI and value topics.

  Key: Keynote   General sessions   Breakout sessions Receptions, meals, breaks


Monday, May 5 (Pre-Conference Training)
9:00am - 5:00pm IoT Developer Boot Camp
10:00am - 5:00pm Axeda Academy Training Session: Introduction to the Axeda Machine Cloud
12:00pm - 1:00pm Lunch
2:00pm - 5:00pm Global Partner Summit
3:30pm - 5:00pm The Power of AT&T IoT Solutions - Mobilizing Your World
7:00pm - 9:00pm Welcome Reception sponsored by AT&T and Wipro
Tuesday, May 6
7:00am – 8:00am Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am

General Session:


Opening Keynote
Todd DeSisto, President & CEO, Axeda & Joe Andruzzi, The Andruzzi Foundation


Lead the Connected Revolution
Bill Zujewski, CMO & EVP Product Strategy, Axeda


Creating the IoT: Architectures, Business Models and Ecosystems
Alfonso Velosa, Research Director, Gartner

10:00am – 10:30am Break in the Solutions Zone
10:30am – 12:00pm

General Session:


Keynote: IoT and M2M: The Challenges Ahead
Mike Troiano, Vice President, Advanced Mobility Solutions, AT&T


Unlocking Your Business Value: Leveraging Java on Devices
Peter Utzschneider, Vice President Product Management, Oracle


Accelerating the Development and Deployment of the Internet of Things
Rick Lisa, Worldwide IoT Business Development, Embedded Sales Group, Intel Corporation

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm

Challenges for Device Security in the Connected Era - Steve Hoffenberg, Director, M2M Embedded Software & Tools, VDC Research

Building for the Future: Platform & Application Roadmap - Rob Black, Director of Platform Product Management, Axeda & Rodney Holmes, UI/UX Product Manager, Axeda

Selling Things to Selling Services - David Sherburne, Director, CTO Applications Development & Yawcheng Lo, Product Engineering Manager, Carestream Health Inc

Building a Service Dashboard in the Cloud - Doug Rutan, Sr. Manager, Global Service Marketing, Welch Allyn


1:45pm - 2:30pm

Connectivity: Yesterday, Today and in the Future - Dave Magnoni, VP, Product Management, Axeda

Axeda Connected Asset Management for - Philipp Kesten, Sales Engineer, Axeda

Use Case for IoT and M2M: Creating Competitive Advantage - Moderated by: Shiraz Hassan, Sr. Executive Director M2M & Mobile App Solutions Advanced Enterprise Solutions, AT&T; Panelists: Mobeen Kan, M2M Practice Leader, AT&T, Rob Sobie, Vice Preisdent, Healthcare, Emerson, Duke Sullivan, Vice President & General Manager Strategic Partnerships, Axeda

Big Machine Data & Analytics - Dan Shey, Practice Director, ABI Research. Panelists: John Crupi, CTO of Visual Analytics for Software AG; Audi Lucas, Wipro; Bill Zujewski, CMO, Axeda

2:30pm - 3:15pm

The First Five Minutes to the First Five Devices: Axeda's New Developer Site - Kevin Holbrook, Director of Advanced Development, Axeda

App Development in the Real World: Building a Real Solution on the Platform - Marco Bratz, Software Architect, doubleSlash Net-Business GmbH

Thinghelp and the Future of In-Context Device Assistance - Charlie Isaacs, CTO for Customer Connection,


Machine Data Analytics -  Leverage the Potential of Your Machine Data - Dr. Kandathil Jacob, GM Advanced Analytics for Manufacturing/ Hi Tech, Wipro Technologies

3:15pm - 3:45pm Break in the Solutions Zone
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Coding at the Edge : Sensors and Sensibility - Ben Norman, Business Development Engineer, Axeda &  Allen Smith, Senior Connectivity Engineer, Axeda
Understanding Expression Rules - Allard van der Heijden, Senior Software Engineering Manager, Axeda
Enhancing Customer Service through Connected Machines  - Martin Gilday, VP Services, Oncology, Elekta
The Internet of Global & Mobile Things: Bringing an International Solution to Market - Daniel Ramos, Senior Analyst, Pyramid Research. Panelists: Bill Zujewski, CMO & EVP Product Strategy, Axeda, Alfian Manullang, GM, Enterprise Business, Sanjay Khatri, Global Director of Product Marketing, Jasper Wireless & Gabriel Nave, Director, Business Development, CalAmp
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Flying High with Extended Applications - Dave Finger, UI & Visual Design Lead, & Jeremy Tellier, Principal Software Engineer, Axeda
From Business Model to ROI - Jack Levin & Phil Tickle, Venetia Systems LLC
Designing an Enterprise M2M Gateway (Virutal Edition) Solution - Adel Hanna, Enterprise Architect, EMC Corporation & Peter Loconto, Director of Service Delivery, EMC
Challenges and Success Stories of IoT Projects in Europe - Stefan Meyer, Senior Business Consultant, doubleSlash Net-Business GmbH
7:30pm IoT Excellence Awards at Legal Seafoods Networking Reception at Harpoon Brewery sponsored by Dedicated Computing
Wednesday, May 7
7:00am – 8:30am Breakfast
8:30am – 10:00am

General Session:


After The Revolution: Governing the Connected Everything
Peter Coffee, Vice President of Strategic Research,


Realizing the Power of the Industrial Internet
Paul Rogers, CDO GE


A Behind the Scenes Look into Axeda Engineering and Products
Dave Hart, CTO; John Taylor, VP of R&D; Joe Biron, VP of Advanced Engineering, Kevin Holbrook, Sr. Director of Developer Enablement

10:00am – 10:30am Break in the Solutions Zone
10:30am - 12:00am

General Session:


Beyond Connection - Business & Service Transformation
Moderated by: Chris Mines, Forrester; Panelists: Alan Atkins, Wipro
; Sean Casey, Ventana Roche; Hillol Kargupta, Agnik, Andrzej Ochocki, Deutsche Telekom


Driving the M2M Business - New Business Opportunities Through Innovation and Partnerships
Markus Breitbach, Vice President of Global Sales & Marketing, Deutsche Telekom


IoT and Wearables - 'Connected Everything'
Brian Bedrosian, Senior Director, Embedded Wireless, Wireless Connectivity Combo Group, Broadcom

12:00pm – 1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm – 1:45pm
Proto-cool: The AMMP Protocol Unveiled - Allen Smith, Senior Connectivity Engineer, Axeda & Chris Meringolo, Connectivity Engineer, Axeda
Internet of Secure Things - Rob Black, Director of Platform Product Management, Axeda
Axeda Connected Reporting: Intelligence Unleashed - Interactive Session - Rodney Holmes, UI/UX Product Manager, Axeda
Building Enterprise Solutions with the Axeda API - Michael Sack, President & CEO, Teracode
1:45pm – 2:30pm
Axeda Ready, set, GO!: The Fast Track to Your Connected Solutions  - Dan Mendelsohn, Associate Connectivity Engineer, Axeda & Jeremy Kornwitz, QA Engineer, Axeda
Machine Streams - The Future of IoT Data - Kevin Holbrook, Director of Advanced Development, Axeda
Smart Water Sensors Track Public Health Risks in Smart Cities - Javier Martinez, Libellium
Lessons Learned and Best Practices of Connected Service Programs - Randy Thompson, VP Customer Success Strategies, Axeda
2:30pm - 3:15pm
Integrating a 3rd Party Remote Desktop Tool Into Axeda - Derek Webster, Leica
Connected Builder: Out with the Old, In with the New - Joe Biron, VP, Advanced Development, Axeda
Improving Patient Care With Connected Medical Devices - Sean Casey, IT Director, Ventana Roche
Groovy2: Heavy Lifting Through Light Coding - Stephen Harmon, Solutions Architect, Axeda
3:15pm - 3:45pm Break in the Solutions Zone
3:45pm - 4:30pm
Quality Assurance for an IoT Platform - Mike Folan, Director of QA, Axeda
Closing the Loop: Making Extensions a REAL Product - Clint Dovholuk, Chief Engineer, Developer Features, Axeda
Transforming Your Business - Anthony Moffa, Manager Global Data Services & Integration at Tyco Safety Products
Connected Medical Devices - An Open Discussion for Medical OEMs -  Randy Thompson, VP Customer Success Strategies, Axeda
4:30pm – 5:15pm
Developer Onboarding with Nucleus: A Technical Deep-Dive - Sara Jarjoura, Developer Evangelist, Axeda
Software Management for Developers: Real-World Use Cases in Demos and Code - Stephen Harmon, Solutions Architect, Axeda
Bringing the Internet of Things to Life
Passenger Car Telematics & Its Ecosystem
Thursday, May 8 (Post-Conference Training)
9:00am - 12:00pm Drawing from the Artisanal Well - Clint Dovholuk, Chief Engineer, Developer Features, Axeda Monitoring Your On-Premise Axeda Platform - Josh Ford, Systems Operations Manager, Axeda