Title: Internet of Things: Case Studies
Date: Tue Jul 25, 2017
Time: 3:40 PM - 5:40 PM
Moderator: Steve Brumer
IoT Case Study: Propane Tanks

The fuel delivery industry is changing rapidly.  Competition and technology have started a major shift in business operations for fuel dealers.  It is no longer sufficient to use traditional fuel delivery management and estimation techniques. Find out why propane dealers are turning to LoRa IoT technology for cost effective, industry-leading tank monitoring and how it compares to other technologies in the market place.

Benjamin Doyle (speaker)
VP of EnerTrac Sales
EnerTrac, a Senet Inc. tank monitoring solution
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Ben is the Vice President of EnerTrac Sales for Senet, Inc. Ben has built his career in cutting edge technology companies in a variety of sales, marketing and I.T. roles. About 1.5 years ago, Ben joined Senet to lead EnerTrac sales. EnerTrac is a unique tank monitoring solution that relies on the LoRa Low-Power Wide Area Networking (LPWAN) technology. The EnerTrac solution can be 1/8th the cost of traditional tank monitoring. Ben lives in Durham, NH.
Length (approx): 20 min
IoT Case Study: Weather Stations

Connected weather stations have the ability to provide valuable crop saving/enhancing information that allows the grower to make better and more informed decision on how to manage their crop.  This case study will look at three ways connected weather stations provide value to growers, today.

Kevin Monk (speaker)
Sr. Consultant
The Context Network
Shorewood, IL 60404
Length (approx): 20 min
IoT Use Cases Beyond Ag Tech

Where are my things? What are the conditions of my things? How do I streamline farm operations? And other questions being answered by the Internet of Things Low Power Wide Area Networks, with use cases.

In this talk, Joe Pienta, Sales Director for Sigfox North America, will showcase several IoT use cases that would not be able to be connect cost effectively without low power wide area networks (LPWAN). The use cases span several industries, from shipping to agriculture, and showcase the business benefits of the data collected from wireless devices, whose same technology can be used all throughout the farm. Through this talk, the audience can learn how IoT might be applicable in solving their challenges.

Joe Pienta (speaker)
Boston, MA, NA
Length (approx): 20 min
IoT and Pest Forecasting: Introducing The Z-Trap Network

The need for in-season pest management in row crops has increased recently due to the rise of pest resistance to traits and the increasing demand for non-GMO. Many economically destructive insects in row crops migrate during the growing season. This migratory behavior is difficult to predict and can vary greatly from year to year and from region to region. In order to address this issue, Spensa has deployed over 500 Z-Traps throughout the corn belt providing growers throughout the region near real-time insect data. Spensa’s Z-Trap Network not only automatically monitors insect populations but also has the potential to accurately forecast migration patterns of these insect pests. The presentation will share the results of the current Z-Trap Network and discuss how it can help manage insects more effectively and proactively.

Johnny Park (speaker)
Founder and CEO
Spensa Technologies
West Lafayette, IN 47906
Johnny Park is the Founder and CEO of Spensa Technologies. Spensa offers hardware and software solutions to help growers and trusted advisors better protect their crops from pests such as insects, weeds, and disease. Spensa gathers high-resolution data, models that data to reveal insights, and clearly presents our findings to help make the most informed decisions possible. Park received his BS, MS, and Ph.D. all from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University.
Length (approx): 20 min
Field Experiences of Soil Moisture Sensors in the Age of IoT

The next generation of sensors must operate in an ecosystem of data and interconnected decision tools. IoT devices are low cost, easy to install, wireless and have long life times, such that they can be applied by the millions. Sensoterra soil moisture sensors are built on LoRa technology and deployed in over 10 countries. Data are provided for free to our customers (growers or crop consultants), to maximize crop performance, yields and profits. We will discuss use cases and will provide a perspective of what will hit the market over the next months.

Jurriaan Ruys (speaker)
Jurriaan is CEO and co-founder of Sensoterra, an IoT soil moisture sensor company. He is also CEO of Land Life, a global nature reforestation company. Previously, Jurriaan was a chemical engineer at Shell, partner at McKinsey & Company and COO at Eneco (sustainable energy company). He lives in Amsterdam, the Netherlands with his wife and three children.
Length (approx): 20 min
IoT Case Study: Future IoT Scenarios
Steve Brumer (speaker)
151 Advisors
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Steve Brumer, Partner at 151 Advisors has over 25 years experience in the wireless/mobile space and has unprecedented knowledge of the industry. During his accomplished career, Steve has been a dynamic entrepreneur with proven expertise in sales, marketing, and channel development. His expertise is helping wireless/mobile products and services find the right distribution and channels to ensure commercial success. Before joining 151 Ventures, Steve co-founded and served as CEO of Wireless Rain which helped wireless carriers, manufacturers and solution providers build channel programs for B2B products, machine-to-machine products, and professional services. Prior to Wireless Rain, Steve co-founded and served as President of Global Wireless Data, a national master dealer and value-added distributor of wireless products and services. Under his tenure, GWD grew from a self-funded start-up to the largest master dealer for AT&T Wireless, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, and Sprint. Earlier in his career, Steve founded and served as CEO of Wireless Data Corp, and held executive management positions at Millicom Radio, Timeplex, Ossmann Computer Technologies, and RAM Mobile Data & BellSouth Wireless. Steve serves as a Board Member of Maverick Wireless, Georgia Technology Council, Mobile Enterprise Magazine, CTIA’s Wireless Internet Caucus, and the Enterprise Mobility Foundation. He is an active presenter/speaker in the wireless industry, having spoken on wireless technology, products, and future trends at CTIA, Wireless IT, CIO Symposium, C3 Expo & AFSM.
Length (approx): 20 min