2015 - EMEA Users Conference - Prague
Smart Cities & Industrial IoT: Qualcomm and OSIsoft Collaboration
For over 30 years the PI System has captured and stored high-volume time series data derived from sensors connected to hundreds of different automation and process control systems from a diversity of suppliers. Today the Internet of Things (IoT) is offering new opportunities to transform businesses. Low cost sensors connected directly to low cost hardware and the cloud for advanced analytics provides new opportunities to gather impactful data; data that can be leveraged for advanced analytics and operational insights to drive business transformations. OSIsoft has been working with various IoT Gateway vendors to research deploying connectors directly on gateways and routers. Qualcomm is an OSIsoft customer that has previously deployed the PI System in their data centers and is now deploying the PI System plus IoT gateways across their entire Smart Campus. This project showcases the capabilities of the PI System to be a standard interface to the world of sensor-based information. With this information real-world examples of delivering real-time data to various other environments such as SAP HANA, SAS, ESRI ArcGIS, and Microsoft Azure cloud for advanced analytics (ML) environments will be illustrated.
Dave Roberts joined OSIsoft in May 2005. Today, as an OSIsoft Fellow and Principal for Smart Cities, he is focused on the deployment of the PI System as the data infrastructure connecting all of the critical physical infrastructures in a City’s domain. As part of the Smart Cities initiatives, he has also been developing critical technology partnerships to operationalize IoT data with the PI System and Analytics.
In his previous role as Vice President for Business Development, Mr. Roberts managed OSIsoft’s various vertical industries. He has also worked as OSIsoft’s Industry Principal for Renewable Power Generation. He remains very active in the renewable energy industry, and works with many works in both private and public sector initiatives regarding high-penetration renewable energy scenarios. Mr. Roberts holds a B.A. International Relations from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and an M.B.A. International Management from the Fisher Graduate School of Business at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Ashok Tipirneni is Director of Product Management, Smart Cities, for Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. He has been working at QUALCOMM since 1998 and held positions in Product Management, Business development and Systems engineering. As product manager for Qualcomm’s Smart Cities initiatives, Ashok helps product partners and cities build and execute on connectivity plans and strategies that help improve the livability and sustainability for its citizens. This includes developing system architectures, product reference designs for pilot projects and insight into Qualcomm’s product, software and services portfolio.
Most recently he was working with regional brands and network operators in launching mobile devices for emerging markets in MEA and India regions. He is currently focused on Smart Infrastructure and Smart Campus verticals within Smart cities. Ashok holds a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering.