Simplifying M2M Application Development

Date: August 31, 2011  |  Time: 2 pm ET / 11 am PT  |  Duration: 1 hour

Everywhere you turn, you can find examples of machine-to-machine (M2M) technologies and services – from smart buildings and homes, smart cars, utility/smart grids, e-health, and so much more. M2M communications are transforming the way developers are connecting devices over the Internet. Leveraging and monetizing M2M technologies is critical to the future success of every service provider, equipment manufacturer, software vendor, and developer.

Join us for this unique web seminar where we will demonstrate how you can leverage a state-of-the art platform with integrated hardware, middleware, and services to develop a new breed of connected devices.

Feature Presenters: Intel, Wind River, Eurotech, Kontron
With a State of the Industry opening address by Harbor Research

As a bonus for registering, all registrants will receive the white paper "Simplifying M2M" upon completion of registration.


Glen Allmendinger, Founder and President, Harbor Research
Glen Allmendinger is the author of thought-leading articles for a wide range of publications, including The Harvard Business Review and The Wall Street Journal, as well as a frequent speaker in several industry and public policy forums. Prior to founding Harbor in 1984, he was an award-winning filmmaker, a technology analyst for the Yankee Group, and a consultant with State Street Consultants in Boston. He received bachelor’s degrees from New York University in filmmaking and art history and did graduate studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Shawn A. Holiday, Marketing Manager, Intel
Shawn A. Holiday is a marketing manager for embedded connected devices in the Embedded and Communications Group, Intel Architecture Group at Intel Corporation. In this role, he is responsible for wireless connectivity strategy and service provider alliances in the area of machine-to-machine communications. Prior to this position, he led service provider strategic planning for 3G-enabled mobile PCs. He has more than 15 years of technical, strategy, and leadership experience in the communications industry, in the areas of DSL, optical, and wireless. He joined Intel in 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Science in industrial technology from California State University, Chico, and a Masters of Business.
Brian Vezza, Director of M2M Solutions, Wind River
Brian Vezza champions the vertical strategy for M2M markets and solutions, resulting in better M2M market penetration and driving M2M market share. Previously he led an M2M venture project in Nortel's CTO office and has been actively involved in M2M since 2002, when he initiated and led its M2M investigation. He has worked on a wide range of M2M solutions, including health care, energy, defense, vehicular applications, border security, physical security, supply chain, radio-frequency identification (RFID), transportation, environmental and context-aware solutions, and related areas. He has four patents granted and 21 patent applications, including more than 10 directly relating to "intelligent solutions" and M2M. He holds a Bachelor of Science in physics from the University of California, San Diego.
Kurt Hochanadel, Product Manager, Eurotech
Kurt Hochanadel has experience in the areas of business strategy, IT system implementation, and operational transformation. With significant experience in wireless technologies, he is recognized in the area of SCADA and TCP/IP architecture and speaks at global energy conferences. He has more than 15 years of industrial M2M communication and product development experience within the energy and utility markets and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Kansas State University.
Kevin Rhoads, Vice President, Embedded Products, Kontron
Kevin is responsible for Kontron’s embedded products computer boards and systems business for the Americas. Kontron is a leading global manufacturer for embedded products, providing ODM product development and manufacturing services for OEMs. Kevin has been with Kontron in the embedded computing business since 2005 and over 20 years' experience in supply chain and contract manufacturing. He graduated from Gonzaga University with a B.S. in Microbiology.