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Cameron Coursey of AT&T's Internet of Things Solutions Group Discusses Future of IoT

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Spring 2016 Manufacturing Lunch Seminar Series

Who: All students, industry partners, faculty and staff are invited 

What: Enjoy a complimentary lunch with colleagues while listening to speakers covering manufacturing related topics. The schedule for the 2015 Fall Manufacturing Lunch Seminar Series includes: 

  • Monday, February 1 - Tom Carstensen, Sikorsky Chief Engineer, Aerostructures Product Center 
  • Monday, February 8 - Richard Otto, Impact Cryotherapy, President & CEO 
  • Monday, February 22 - Muhannad Bakir, GT Nanotechnology Center, NSF iCorps 
  • Monday, February 29 - Hugh Wellington, Rockwell Automation, Manufacturing Technology and Industrial Automation 
  • Monday, March 7 - Ron Kyslinger, Amazon, Director Worldwide Operations Engineering, Design and Innovation 
  • M o n d a y , M a r c h 1 4 - T B A 
  • Monday, March 21 - GT Spring Break - No Seminar 
  • Monday, March 28 - Jiong Tang, Professor, University of Connecticut, Advanced Materials and  Structures 
  • Monday, April 4 - Deven Desai, GT Scheller College of Business, 3D Printing and the Digitization of Things 
  • Monday, April 11 - TBA 

When/Where: All sessions begin at 12 p.m. at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, 813 Ferst Drive, NW, Room 114. Registration is not required. 

On Monday, January 25, the 2016 Spring Manufacturing Lunch Seminar Series kicked off with a presentation by Cameron Coursey, AT&T VP of Product Development for the company's Internet of Things Solutions Group. The talk, which took place at the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI), focused on the Internet of Things (IoT), the outlook for IoT, and some of the challenges AT&T and others see are coming in the future of IoT.

According to Coursey, in 2016, 80 'things' are connected per second in the IoT sphere. However, in 2020, he expects the number of 'things' connected per second to jump to 250. He asked the 36 attendees of his presentation to consider the bandwidth needed for this.

He believes that one area that is expected to create a huge demand for IoT related innovation will be smart cities where IoT will be implemented to create more efficient traffic patterns, energy use and even water flow, as examples. 

Cousey also described what he sees as challenges that need to be addressed in order to continue successfully integrating IoT into our everyday world at larger scales. The challenges he outlined are:

  • Design complexity including the cost and connectivity
  • Modules will have to continue to shrink in size
  • Interoperability of components
  • Security of not only data but the hardware controlling connected objects
  • Development infrastructure needs to grow faster to keep up
  • How to extract intelligence from data

Next week on February 1, Tom Carstensen, chief engineer of Sikorsky's Aerostructures Product Center, will address innovation at Sikorsky. Carstensen and a colleague will also lead a student recruitment session the same day from 5 to 7 p.m. Both sessions will occur at GTMI in Room 114. No registration is required. Food will be available. 

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