The Evolving Landscapes of Device Connectivity

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Impinj, Inc.

400 Fairview Avenue North · Seattle

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Impinj staff in the lobby will direct you up the elevators to the 12th floor Experience Center for tours and networking.

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Join us for an fascinating exploration of the ever-evolving landscape of device connectivity. The Internet of Things should be about connecting people to items, anywhere, anyplace, anytime, so we can get information about the items we own, the items we may want to purchase, and even the items in our past. Right now, we are at a tipping point, with the potential to close the gap between the physical world and the digital world. How close are we to getting there? What new means of communication are being developed and will soon be leverage-able? Join John Frederiksen of Impinj and special guests from AT&T, Bluetooth SIG, and Kymeta as they explore those very subjects.

In addition to a presentations and discussion panel, tours of Impinj's "Experience Center" will be available from 5:30-6:20pm. Their Experience Center is a dedicated space upstairs they use to demonstrate their technology's use in real world situations like retail stores, scientific labs, etc. It's quite amazing when you see it in person!


• John Frederiksen – VP of Product Management at Impinj

• Jim Katsandres – Director of Developer Relations & Evangelism at Bluetooth SIG

• Bhaskara Rallabandi – Principal Solutions Architect at AT&T

• Cate van Oppen – Manager of Strategic Partnerships at Kymeta


• 5:30-6:20pm Networking and Impinj Experience Center tours

• 6:20-6:30pm Opening remarks and community announcements

• 6:30-7:00pm Speaker presentations

• 7:00-7:30pm Panel discussion and audience Q&A

• 7:30-7:45pm Close of event, final networking

John Frederiksen – VP of Product Management at Impinj

John has over 20 years’ experience, most recently as Vice President of Product Management for Data ONTAP and the Manageability Products Group at NetApp. He held a number of key management roles at Microsoft, including Product Management for the Microsoft Exchange Server, Windows Server, and Windows Desktop Operating Systems. John will talk about the over 20 billion items have already been connected to the Internet via Impinj's RAIN RFID and how businesses around the world use those connections to improve efficiency, increase sales, and delight customers.

Jim Katsandres – Director of Developer Relations & Evangelism at Bluetooth SIG

Jim leads the Developer Relations activities at the Bluetooth SIG. His international team works to provide developers the information and resources they need to create the next generation of Bluetooth enabled products and services. Katsandres has been in the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud and device space for over 25 years working across different vertical markets and technologies including industrial, smart building and cities, energy and smart grid (EMS/DMS/Turbine), entertainment and theme parks and mathematical optimization/modeling and AI. Prior to working at the Bluetooth SIG, Katsandres served in senior technology and business positions at Microsoft, ARM, Buddy Platform, BSQUARE, Honeywell, GE Grid and AMTEC.

Bhaskara Rallabandi – Principal Solutions Architect at AT&T

Bhaskara currently works for AT&T Mobility Labs Division in Redmond, Washington E2E key projects such as 5G, IoT, Domain 2.0 AT&T Integrated Cloud, LTE EPC, VoLTE, VoWiFi, Consumer, Enterprise, IR-94, IMS, QoS, CSFB, IPV6, being implemented by AT&T Mobility labs. He has successfully completed four technology implementation lifecycles in wireless and telecommunications engineering & implementations from the ground up with 60+ mobility services delivered to market. Bhaskara will be talking to us about the future of 5G internet’s disruptive capabilities, the technologies it’ll enable, and how it intertwines with IoT, industrial automation, and more.

Cate van Oppen– Manager, Strategic Partnerships at Kymeta

Cate van Oppen joined Kymeta in its early days, serving in a variety of business development and business analyst roles, and driving the conversation about new markets for satellite. Her work with key partners has been influential in the company’s development. Cate is known in the satellite industry as a thought-leader in the Internet of Things (IoT) and frequently speaks on the topic. Cate has a keen understanding of the satellite industry ecosystem and has worked across the channel.