Using Advances In Ultra-Wideband Radio And Localized Sensor Networks To Develop Customizable IoT Edge Platforms (Internet of Things Applications USA 2018)

Mr Dave Higgins, Vice President, IoT Design Center
Benchmark Electronics Inc.
United States


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Presentation Summary

Build a customizable IoT edge platform by utilizing advances in ultra-wide band (UWB) radio combined with localized sensor networks. Attendees walk through a "factory of the future" use case where accurate wireless location sensing systems monitor employees and equipment to give the real-time status of staff and high value inventory.

Speaker Biography (Dave Higgins)

Dave's customer satisfaction-centric career spans 25+ years and demonstrates a unique ability to launch, revamp, and expand global operations to keep pace with the ever-changing technology industry.
He currently leads the Internet of Things (IoT) Design Center at Benchmark. With plans to scale the operation from zero to 50 engineers in one year, the organization will build IoT solutions for commercial customers.
Dave previously influenced the success of Lenovo's Personal Computing and Smart Devices (PCSD) division for many years by leading the worldwide Software Development organization and Product Assurance/Quality team (350+ total employees in the U.S., China, and Japan). In his position as VP of Software Development, he shifted the company to a customer-centric Agile development model, established a security culture, and introduced strategies to cut costs and boost quality across the board.
In an earlier role as VP of Software Development for PCSD's Device, Cloud, and Software Ecosystem, Dave ensured the SW Development organization stayed ahead of the curve as customer needs changed.
Dave holds a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University, and completed graduate coursework in computer engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).

Company Profile (Benchmark Electronics)

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Benchmark is a key designer and manufacturer of IoT products used in IoT solutions for industrial, medical, aerospace and defense applications. The company's unique capabilities include its ability to combine miniaturization, intelligent wireless sensor network management, ruggedized industrial design and wireless communications to develop cutting-edge sensor interface devices and gateway systems for IoT. Benchmark's global operations include facilities in seven countries, and its common shares trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol BHE.
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