Technical Webinar Series from the Editors of TBMG: Utilizing the Internet of Things

Available On Demand until December 7, 2018

The Internet of Things (IoT) has advanced from a buzzword to a real-world system. By connecting inter-related computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, sensors, and people, the IoT enables massive amounts of autonomous data transfer and acquisition. A “thing” in the IoT can be anything from a heart monitor or a car, to a robot or industrial machine. Design engineers face the challenges presented by such a convergence of technologies, as well as the challenge of managing the resulting data, testing each component, and ensuring the security of devices. In this 60-minute Webinar, experts offer insight into this exciting area.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentations. 


Frank Scopacasa, Director, IoT Program Office, Keysight Technologies, Inc.

Frank Scopacasa is the Director of Keysight Technologies’ IoT Program Office. An experienced operations executive in consumer electronics, he leads the program office responsible for the long-term vision and strategy for the IoT business. Frank is an industry leader in device test with proven success in driving revolutionary change in new product introduction, end-to-end test methodology, test platforms, and cost-of-test improvements. Frank started his career as a test engineer at Motorola in 1988. He has a broad range of experience in developing and launching test solutions for hundreds of products including mobile phones, network infrastructure, set-top boxes, two-way radios, and wearable devices. He received his BSEE and his MBA from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

John Sprague, Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer, Technology and Innovation Division, Office of the Chief Information Officer, NASA

John Sprague is the Deputy Associate Chief Information Officer for the Technology and Innovation Division in the Office of the Chief Information Officer at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. He is responsible for new projects, development, and implementation of the OCIO's innovation program in support of all NASA's missions. He develops new technology infusion, data science, and digital innovation projects and prototypes, using assessments and best practices affecting more than 60,000 scientists, researchers, and university partners. Previously he was the NASA Enterprise Application and the End User Service Executive. He is a Fellow of the American Council for Technology/Industry Advisory Council, the Federal Executive Institute, and an occasional host, speaker, and awards judge for the National Capital Region Help Desk Institute. John has run help desks at the Department of Defense and FBI, and he set up the Homeland Security Help Desk and NASA’s Enterprise Service Desk. He has a master’s degree in computer resource and information management and a bachelor’s degree in industrial technology engineering. A retired Air Force Officer, John was deployed after 9/11 to support European operations and, for 6 months, in the Kingdom of Bahrain with visits to Egypt and Kuwait, as well as a deployment to Kosovo/Macedonia.

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