2016

The Future After Digital Transformation, AI & IoT

Riding the waves of the maturity of cloud computing, big data analysis, ubiquitous wireless coverage, smart phones, and advanced in nanoscale semiconductor devices and sensors, the Internet of Things (IoT) is going to become a global phenomenon in e-health, smart cities, connected vehicles, connected homes, and more. In 2014, IEEE launched the first issue of IoT journal and Apple launched IoT enabled iWatch in 2015, just to name a few. The projected worldwide market is in many billions in 2020 and the benefits of IoT providing real time information access for everyone, everywhere, anytime are unbelievable. To fulfill the future demands, we need to clearly understand the key enablers and invest the time and resources in these areas today.

This year’s forum is dedicated to technologies, forward-looking new business model, legal systems, and new infrastructure integration that enable the IoT crossing the chasm. The objectives for holding this forum are: a) to gather experts and associates across the Pacific for sharing their knowledge and experiences, and b) to provide business opportunities for enterprises, professionals, entrepreneurs and VCs.


Time Contents Speaker
9:00AM Keynote (TBD) – The Future Beyond the Current State of Digital Transformation, AI & IoT
Morning Session 1 – General Sessions
9:45AM Why Digital Transformation, AI & IoT are inter-related Current State and Adoption of Digital Transformation, AI & IoT
Morning Session 2 – Critical and Relevant Infrastructure Innovations
11:00AM Reinvent Cloud Computing, Edge Computing – from IaaS to Cloud Native Application enablement Reinvent Software Development – from spec-to-code, to model-driven enabled intelligent and self-evolving applications
12:30PM Luncheon Presentations – Sponsored Presentation Session or Start-Up Pitches
Afternoon Session 1 – IoT & AI
1:30PM IoT - Industry 4.0/Smart Manufacturing (ASVDA), Smart City, Smart Transportation AI – AI Primer, the state of pure AI Platform development, to early application use cases
Afternoon Session 2 – A Peek Into How IoT & AI Will Deliver Game-Changing Impacts to Our Daily Lives
3:00PM Panel: Overview of existing use cases – from maturing examples such as self-driving car to emerging examples – TBD. Use Case Scenario 1 & Demo: AI/NLP Driven No-UI Adaptive Software Applications
Use Case Scenario 2 & Demo: TBD
4:30PM Closing Keynote
PART IV – IoT Driven Entrepreneurship and Everyday Business Potential
15:10 ~ 15:40 Accelerate Disruptive Innovations with IoT Technology: Taiwan Startup Hub Da-Sheng Lee, Ph.D., NTUT, Taiwan
15:40 ~ 16:10 IoT: Is it really “Smart” for my Business? Making it Real: The Why, What
and How?
Ravi Nannapaneni, M.S., MBA, Founder and CEO, Volteo
PART V – Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks
16:10 ~ 17:00 Panel Discussion all speakers, Intel, and InnovArt Design
17:00 ~ 17:20 Raffle and Closing Remarks

Amit Chaturvedy, Head of IoT Investment Fund, Cisco Systems, San Jose, CA

Jesse Chen, Managing Director, Maton Venture, Cupertino, CA

Rob McFarlane, JD/Partner and Russ Petersen, JD/Sr. Counsel, Hanson Bridgett LLP, San Francisco, CA

Jason Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Center for Policy, Outcomes, and Prevention, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA

Jordan Jiang, Ph.D., President and GM, iEi Integration Corp, Taiwan

Paul Chang-Po Chao, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor, National Chiao Tung University

Chiyang Lin, CEO, Astar Design Service Technologies, Taiwan

Thomas Fu, CEO Office Director and Business Development, Wistron ITS, Taiwan

Jesse Shiah, CEO and Co-Founder, AgilePoint, Mountain View, CA


Theme for 2016 UTHF: Accelerating Digital Transformation with Real-World IoT Solutions

This year’s forum is dedicated to gathering entrepreneurs, startups, thought leaders, and leading innovators from both Taiwan and Silicon Valley to share and innovate around the following areas:

Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 or Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is a major trend and a viable candidate with significant implications to fuel the growth of global economy. According to Oxford Economics, the applicable scope of IIoT spans industries representing 62 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) among G20 nations. These industries include not only both discrete and process manufacturing but also mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and utilities.

GE estimates that the Industrial Internet has the potential to add $10 to $15 trillion to global GDP over the next 20 years.

Achieving higher operational efficiency is one of the key attractions of the IIoT, and early adopters are focused on these benefits by introducing automation and more flexible production techniques.

However, in the future, successful companies will capture new growth through three approaches: boost revenues with increased operational efficiency, quickly create and roll out new business models, and exploit intelligent technologies to fuel innovation by empowering subject matter experts.

Our focus in Industry 4.0 track will include:

    OPERATIONS MANUFACTURING
  • Asset Material Tracking
  • Connected Operations Intelligence
  • Unified Key Performance Indicators
  • Real-Time Asset Health Monitoring
  • Operations Management Improvements
    SERVICE / SUPPORT
  • Monitoring and Diagnostics
  • Remote Service
  • Automated Service Executive
  • Condition-based Predictive Maintenance
  • Connected Service Parts Planning
  • Warranty Cost Management
    Other key Use Case categories could also include:
  • Product Development
  • Customer Service
  • Sales/Marketing

Smart City:

Advancement in Internet of Things (IoT) technologies in connectivity, big data and analytics are enabling forward-thinking cities around the world to explore Smart City initiatives. They enable city managers to innovate with new levels of insights, better connect citizens and communities, create more efficient and cost effective municipal services, and find more intelligent ways to manage resources.

These Smart City applications are empowered by tremendous new capabilities such as the ability to monitor, manage and control devices remotely, and to derive new insight from streams of real-time data and trigger orchestration of actions.

Our focus in Smart City track will include gathering forward-thinking city officials, smart city solution providers and system integrators to explore why realizing the full value of IoT cities must enable a secure and scalable IoT infrastructure that integrates multiple systems, as opposed to deliver disparate smart city point solutions.

    Example of Smart City Use Cases include:
  • Energy Solutions
  • Transportation
  • Sensor Networks
  • Buildings & Efficiency
  • Islands/Isolated Communities
  • Water/Waste Management
  • Weather Solutions
  • Government/Civic Services
  • Healthcare Services
  • Resource/Commerce

Modern Low-Code Development Platform

Leading IT analyst Forrester defines low-code platforms as:

Platforms that enable rapid delivery of business applications with a minimum of hand-coding and minimal upfront investment in setup, training, and deployment.

According to Forrester, more and more organizations recognize the ability to quickly and iteratively deliver customer-facing software helps separate digital leaders from digital laggards. In this year’s conference, we will explore why low-code platform will play a key role to accelerate the creation of Industry 4.0 and Smart City solutions.