10 - 11:15 a.m.
CONNECTIVITY AND HOW INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) WILL IMPACT CONTRACTORS
Northwestern University – Dr. Burcin Kaplanoglu
This presentation will focus on three key areas (site connectivity, future of wireless connectivity and Internet of things) and the impact to contractors and their IT departments. The site connectivity section will present the major challenges and solutions available today, and where we are headed. The future of wireless connectivity portion will present the current state of telecom industry and the impact of new technology deployments (e.g., small cells, 5G). Finally, the Internet of things section will define IoT, explain what it means for a contractor, present challenges, opportunities and share some current implementations in engineering and construction.
12:45 - 2 p.m.
AFFORDABLE SOLUTIONS/OPEN FORUM INCLUDING MOBILE APPS
Typically a favorite among IT Forum attendees, this open forum setting allows IT professionals to share with others the affordable programs and processes that have worked for them.