FedEx, PepsiCo, Amazon, Ford Headline IoT World Silicon Valley

MunichRe, PepsiCo and Levi Strauss are scheduled to present next week.

Callum Cyrus

October 27, 2021

2 Min Read

Thought-leaders from across the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem are set for one of the largest in-person events of the year in Silicon Valley next week.

Scheduled speakers from FedEx, Ford, MunichRe, PepsiCo, Omdia, Amazon, Anheuser-Busch inBev and Levi Strauss lead the agenda.

Attendees at IoT World Silicon Valley in Santa Clara, California, on November 3 and 4 can also expect to conduct peer-to-peer business and visit the major exhibit area at the event.

On the first day of the conference, Tracci Schultz, FedEx senior vice president for strategic planning, is scheduled to give an IoT keynote on technology and innovation’s ability to transform traditional industries.

Scheduled for later the same day is a session led by Michael Berger, MunichRe’s head of AI insurance. Berger is expected to address industrial IoT (IIoT) and performance risks of artificial intelligence (AI) deployment in this domain, along with some key wins for managers tasked with procurements.

The second day includes a fire chat conversation with Louis DiCesari, Levi Strauss & Co.’s global head of data, analytics and AI, as part of our strand for customer experience (CX), marketing and e-commerce.

Also scheduled for Day Two is Chevron’s digital transformation strategy and program manager, Monika Mangla, who is leading a session on extracting business value from IoT data together with Trent Salvaggio, IoT Talent Consortium’s executive director.­

Other highlights from IoTWT Silicon Valley 2021 include:

  • Denis Vilfort, chief storyteller and director of business development at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, is set to join René Torres, Intel vice president of sales, marketing and communications, for a session on future IIoT that incorporates fully AI-driven operations optimization.

  • Another speaker on the CX strand is ViacomCBS data scientist Jay Kachhadia, who plans to cover AI encoding to reduce video latency, as well as operational costs like bandwidth and data storage expenditures.

  • On the embedded IoT World track, practitioners can engage with an open session on finding the appropriate partners to produce secure, functional and reliable embedded technologies.

Attendees can also hear leading edge cases on digital transformation, from both IoT and AI-perspectives.

IoT World Silicon Valley will run alongside the AI Summit, the event series organized by our sister publication AI Business.

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