Sessions

Phoenix Mobile & Emerging Tech Festival

November 3rd at ASU Memorial Union 
Sponsored by HERE

Integrating Location Services Using AWS Serverless Repository

J. Michael Palermo IV

The demand for location services such as geocode, map images, points of interest, positioning, and routing are strong in today’s technical solutions. In today’s developer environment, the need to access services like this might require a microservices approach. This session will provide fundamentals on core location services and then walk through how to set up a service using the AWS Serverless Repository which will be tested with a simple HTML client. The method for creating the serverless application will be compared to other options.


Self-driving / Autonomous Vehicles

Doug Lloyd

Current Self Driving industry developments/tracks to entry


Lidar and Image Sensor Fusion in Transportation Application

Todd Houghton

We will demonstrate Lidar and image sensor working principles, and their applications in transportation, such as intersection traffic monitoring


Operationalizing AI for Scale and Velocity

Shekhar Vemuri

While a large focus of AI and Machine learning solutions over the last couple of years has been on the experiment design, algorithms, techniques and frameworks, not enough focus has been on how to operationalize AI in the enterprise. How do you setup pipelines and systems that support repeatability,visibility and governance, quality control, deployment and tracking. In this talk we will discuss building machine learning platforms to support repeatability, automating experimentation and best practices on setting up AI as an enterprise capability, in production as opposed to a one off implementation.

We will explore best practices associated with building machine learning platforms that move AI from the experimentation stage to robust and production ready systems.


The Autonomous Revolution of Vehicles and Transportation

Mark Goldstein

A detailed overview of the transformation of transportation through autonomous vehicles and the advent of Mobility-as-a-Service (MaaS) including enabling sensor and communication technologies as well as why Arizona is a hotbed for development and deployment plus a forward-looking view of markets and opportunities.


Kotlin – The Future of Everything

DJ Rausch

A follow up to last years talk about Kotlin. Kotlin is more than just Android now. Kotlin can run almost anywhere. We will discuss how this works, where it can run, and how to make it happen. I will show a demo of an app running on Android, iOS, Web, and Desktop, all using the same business logic written in Kotlin.


Next-Generation Autonomous Ground Vehicles with Redundant Actuators – Towards safer, more efficient and agile Mobility

Yan Chen

Although autonomous ground vehicles (AGVs) has been operated on public roads for test and service, such as Waymo and GM Cruise, a traditional powertrain is still applied to drive the vehicle. Compared with the state-of-the-art sensors and AI algorithms in current AGVs, the architecture of traditional centralized powertrains limits the capability and possibility to further develop safer, more efficient and agile AGVs. In this talk, the next-generation AGVs with redundant actuators, together with redundant AGV sensors, will be described to extend the capability of AGV for future transportation and mobility. The prototype of a next-generation AGV developed in the speaker’s lab will be introduced. Preliminary research on promoting safety, agility and efficiency of AGV by utilizing redundant actuators will be discussed.


Emerging Technology trends 2018 – AI, IoT, Digital Twins, Smart Homes/Cities, AR/VR, Blockchain

Hari Gottipati

Mobile has become the new normal in business. Any company without a mobile strategy is going to lose a significant portion of clients and to be competitive, one needs to stay on top of the mobile trends and technologies. This talk will cover the hottest mobile technology trends (IoT, Digital Twins, Wearables, Voice Assistants, AR/VR, AI, Blockchain etc.) that are shaping the future of businesses.


Robotic Testbed for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles Demonstration

Prof. Hongbin Yu and Prof. Spring Berman

This presentation will introduce National Science Foundation’s Industry-University Collaborative Research Center for Efficient Vehicles and Sustainable Transportation Systems (EVSTS) and Connected and Autonomous Vehicles testbed setup using robotics at ASU.


Building truly serverless distributed applications

Luis Montes

This talk will take you through decentralized peer-to-peer messaging protocols using web technologies. We’ll create interactive applications that are no longer dependent on the traditional client-server model.


Alexa vs. The Infinity Gauntlet. Snap!

Mark Tucker

In the Marvel Studios hit, “Avengers: Infinity War”, Thanos seeks to collect all six Infinity Stones, place them in a gauntlet, and complete his mission of re-balancing the universe. The Infinity Stones give the bearer increased power and control over space, time, reality, thoughts, and souls. The Infinity Gauntlet can serve as a framework to discuss key areas of success for voice-first software projects. This presentation starts with an overview of where the technology is today and covers the topics of convenience, discoverability, monetization, personalization, retention, and context & memory. As an Alexa Champion, I will be focusing on Amazon Alexa, but much of the content is applicable to Google Assistant, Cortana, and other voice assistants.


Decentralized Cloud Computing

Chris Matthieu

Arpanet (the first Internet) was decentralized. Today’s Internet is centralized and dependent on many brittle building blocks such as DNS. The new Internet will be decentralized! (peer-to-peer, no DNS, no web servers, decentralized APIs, IPFS, DAT, etc). I would like to walk you through what I believe is computing beyond the cloud…


Create a Custom Image Classifier with Little Data

Michael Kral

This talk will teach users how to use transfer learning to create impressive image classifiers with very little data on their own computers. No powerful GPU’s required.


What is V2X and its applications?

Darryl Keeton II

Vehicle to everything (V2X) communication is form of data being shared between connected vehicles and infrastructure. There are over 20 applications from V2V, V2I, I2V, and V2P that are being developed for smart city applications to increase public safety. State and local agencies are likely to install V2X infrastructure alongside or integrated with existing ITS equipment. These applications will provide life saving abilities to drivers to make better and safer decisions. The communications will inform the driver of safety, mobility, or environment-related conditions.


VR for Good

Dr. David Bolman

Virtual Reality is here to stay, and its applications exceed video games. VR improves people’s lives and work in industries such as healthcare, manufacturing, retail, law enforcement, HR, logistics, space exploration, journalism, construction and more. Learn how VR can increase efficiency and empathy, and find out what’s next for this exciting emerging-ish tech.


Under Automated Attack

Micah Mangione

The internet is home to a growing cacophony of compromised machines
seeking to infect other vulnerable devices. The constant drum of attacks is
called Internet Background Radiation and is growing exponentially louder
every year. Machines, not humans, are the hackers that you must be worried
about in 2018. Learn how to recognize and defend yourself and your
organization in this new digital reality.


Real Estate and Blockchain

Leslie H Pico

I will be speaking about the first real estate transaction committed to the blockchain in Arizona that I was an integral part of. It was third in the nation and will also elaborate on the direction of blockchain in AZ touching on our friendly regulation, what’s next and how people can be involved.


How enterprises are approaching blockchain

Dustin Helland

This discussion provides the audience with insight on how Fortune 500 companies are approaching the identification and execution of opportunities for blockchain in their business.


0 to 60 in machine learning

Kiran Ramineni

There is an important element that drove the success that drove recent advances in AI and deep learning, Model building and time to market have been reduced greatly with the concept of transferring previous model’s knowledge to a future model. With the transfer learning, you can get best of the both worlds. A state of the art model to start with and you can focus on customizing the model for your data. I will explain the basics of this concept with an example application in image classification.


An Eye Opening Introduction to Computer Vision

Chris Huie

Computer vision has seen a tremendous amount of growth and improvements over recent years. We will take a look at the brief history of computer vision and then explore how we build and tune computer vision models.


Identify real world AI use cases using Design Thinking approach

Raghav Jandhyala

With so much of hype around ML/AI and many companies claiming they offer AI products, how do we identify the right use cases and problems that really fit Machine Learning realm that can help Customers enable an Intelligent Enterprise? How can you better collaborate with Customers to identifying the right problems that ML can solve for their business?

In this session, we will introduce Design Thinking methods, its’ areas of application in Machine Learning projects, as well as important tools and techniques. We will provide a comprehensive understanding of Design Thinking as a process and mindset needed for an innovative organizational culture undertaking Machine Learning or any innovation projects.


Choosing the Technology for Your Next Mobile Project

Danny Palmer

Choosing a mobile framework has almost become as bad as the web. Do you build native Swift/Java apps? What about hybrid web? Maybe React Native? Perhaps Xamarin? Or Flutter?

In this talk I’ll go over the important business and technology considerations for planning a mobile app in 2019 and dive into the process we went through at Infusionsoft when choosing the technology for our new mobile app.


Modern Design Systems

Steven Meyer

Companies are placing a bigger emphasis on design and one of the big focus areas is the creation of a design system. However, across the world getting a design system up and running has a low success rate. Join this session to learn more about what makes a modern design system and how to increase your chances of making it a successful effort at your company. Steven Meyer recently led the creation and adoption of one of the largest design systems in the automotive industry that supported over 100 products in over 100 countries. Who should join? If you have any involvement in the creation of digital products (from the front lines up through executives), then this is for you (developers, designers, product managers, marketing, legal, you name it).