My creative computing passion started at the age of 10. My aim is to be part of building the technology of the future. I wish to make the global technology merge movement more accessible to people, while safeguarding the user’s integrity, learning from and enriching legacy. My contributions to the never-ending technology explosion are visionary innovations based on: stability, quality, integration, securing and protecting data; all set in daring designs.
Specialties: design, communication, integration, security, high availability and scalability. https://www.mindus.co
Steve Liang is a researcher, teacher and entrepreneur. Steve is the founder and CEO of SensorUp Inc, a Calgary startup company. Steve is also an associate professor at the University of Calgary. From 2011~2014, Steve held the AITF-Microsoft Industry Research Chair on the Open Sensor Web. Steve’s goal is to disrupt the silos of the Internet of Things and to empower anyone to build connected applications by using the information generated from the world around them. For example, Steve is currently the Standard Working Group Chair of the Open Geospatial Consortium SensorThings API and the Rapporteurs of the ITU-T's Study Group 11/Q12 on the Internet of Things test specifications. The result of both standard works is to provide a uniform way to expose the full potential of the Internet of Things.
Steve has been an invited speaker at universities and industries in 11 countries. In 2013, Steve was chosen one of Calgary's Top 40 Under 40 by the Avenue Magazine.
Obtained his degree on Computer Sciences at Universitat Politecnica de València in 2000. He has been working all his career in several R&D international Companies. Now he is working at Prodevelop S.L., The Spanish lider in the development of port solutions software.
His interests are related with software engineering and Model Driven Architectures.
James Kirkland is the Chief Architect for Red Hat's initiatives and solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT).
James serves as the lead subject matter expert and global team lead of system architects responsible for accelerating IoT implementations for customers worldwide. James also helps integrate product strategy with customer and product needs across Red Hat and partner product lines. James is a member of the Eclipse IoT working group’s steering committee and is a frequent public speaker and author.
Akos Horvath received his PhD in Software engineering from the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. He is an accomplished researcher with strong background on the application of model-driven technologies for the design and optimization of complex systems with more than 50 peer-reviewed papers and several IEEE/Springer best paper awards under his belt.
He has served IncQuery Labs as one of its Managing Directors since its founding and has contributed significantly to putting the company on the right track for growth.