IEEE IoT Vertical and Topical Summit
11-13 June 2018 – Anchorage, Alaska

Sponsored by: The IEEE Internet of Things (IoT) Initiative and The University of Alaska at Anchorage.

Each IEEE IoT Summit brings together experts and leaders from all over the world to address the implementation of IoT solutions in a local setting. With its vast area, range of geographies, extremes in climate, and specific population patterns the requirements for successful IoT implementations and sustainment in Alaska are unique.  The Summit is designed as an interactive gathering of constituencies that will be affected by IoT – end users of IoT based goods, services, and processes; public sector leaders, administrators, managers, and operators; industries that will be transformed by IoT and are important to Alaska and Arctic Regions; technologists, suppliers and vendors of IoT solutions; and leading practitioners from the research community.

Summit Highlights

  • In depth sessions on Vertical and Topical areas that are the focus of the Summit and that are meant for practitioners:
        Verticals         Topical Areas
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Aviation and UAVs
  • Arctic Regions and Alaska Challenges
  • Oil, Gas, and Natural Resources
  • Connectivity and Communications
  •  Big Data
  • Automation and Artificial Intelligence
  • Privacy and Security
  • Policy and Regulation
  • Plenary Presentations
  • Panels and Working Groups
  • Technical Papers
  • Professional Development Sessions
  • Entrepreneurial and Start-up Events
  • Companions Program during the Summit
  • Cultural and Tourist Tours before and after the Summit


Dr. Alex Hills, Keynote Speaker at IoT Summit

Dr. Alex Hills spent years living in rural Alaska, where he worked on providing telecommunication services to people living in the villages. He lived in Kotzebue, Nome and Bethel but worked in more than a hundred small villages across the state. This work is described in his new book, Finding Alaska’s Villages: And Connecting Them.

Later Alex became a university professor. He is now Distinguished Service Professor at Carnegie Mellon University and Affiliate Distinguished Professor at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Well known in the fields of wireless, telecommunications, and networking technology, he has lectured widely and published many papers and technical reports. He holds 18 patents, and readers worldwide have enjoyed his easy-to-understand articles in Scientific American and IEEE Spectrum.

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