Internet of Things Drives New Vertical Markets Ranging from Wearables, to the Connected Car, Healthcare and More (Internet of Things Applications Europe 2015)

Mr Kaivan Karimi, Vice President & GM
Atmel Corporation
United States


Europe 2015 Presentation - Atmel Corporation*
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Presentation Summary

The Internet of Things (IoT) is opening up fresh horizons for a new generation of intelligent systems that leverage contextual computing and sensing platforms, creating new vertical markets. New platforms popping up for IoT include smart lighting, smart energy, industrial automation, consumer and automotive applications—where the combination of sensors using low-power sensor fusion platforms, and short-range wireless connectivity are opening up a variety of exciting end markets. From self quantification to a variety of location-based applications, these are all becoming the harbinger for a whole host of markets from wearable devices to the connected car, the intelligent home and a connected community. There are many standards and platform competing to make these services happen. This presentation compares these choices, and allows designers to choose the most efficient next-steps to make IoT a reality.

Speaker Biography (Kaivan Karimi)

Kaivan Karimi is the Vice President and General Manager of wireless solutions at Atmel Corporation, overseeing the development of wireless connectivity solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) applications, with special focus on edge/sensing node system solutions from the "Things" to "Cloud." Kaivan has been an IoT evangelist since 2010, bringing more than two decades of experience working in cellular wireless, connectivity, core networking and access, sensors and microcontroller semiconductor markets, with a unique system level perspective spanning the technologies needed to make IoT a reality. Kaivan holds graduate degrees in engineering (MSEE) and business (MBA), and is an industry subject matter expert on IoT, regularly speaking at forums and authoring papers and blogs addressing relevant topics.
Prior to joining Atmel, Kaivan was Executive Director, Global Strategy and Business Development at Freescale Semiconductor, driving IoT edge nodes and gateways technology and product requirements, and all company-wide IoT related activities.

Company Profile (Atmel Corporation)

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