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Fishburners and Cisco invite you to an Evening with Jeff Apcar: Intelligent machines and everyday smart objects such as sensors, light bulbs, power meters, road signs and even garden sprinklers will grow the Internet device population by tens of billions over the next 5 years. These devices will usually operate in highly constrained environments in terms of physical size, available memory, CPU power and energy source (battery, energy harvesting/scavenging), tiny payloads, hazardous locations, in addition to communicating over lossy networks (wireless with a lot of RF interference). This type of operational environment throws up quite a number of networking challenges that traditional technologies such as Cellular, WiFi may not address (long distance, a few bytes, low power, for example, a remote sensor requiring battery operation for 10 years). This presentation introduces a new category of network communications called Low Power Wide Area (LPWA) in particular LoRa (Long Range). LPWA addresses these constrained network environments and allows the connection of a vast number of sensors across city scapes, rural and urban areas to name a few. The Speaker Jeff Apcar is a Distinguished Services Engineer in the Cisco Global Service Provider Delivery organisation. He has been with Cisco for 18 years and has over 30 years of experience in IP networking and data communications. Jeff has worked with nearly every major service provider in the AsiaPac region over the years in designing and building IP, MPLS and Carrier Ethernet networks. Today, Jeff provides design consulting, training, chalk talks and workshops in many areas of networking including MPLS, Traffic Engineering, Quality-of-Service, Multicast, Routing Protocols, Fast Convergence, IPv6, Carrier Ethernet, Smart Object Networks/Internet of Things, and the emerging areas of Low Power Wide Area Networks and Self Learning networksx Jeff is a co-author of the Cisco Press publication MPLS and VPN Architectures Volume II. He has also contributed to several Cisco Press publications including Internet working Technologies handbook, MPLS Security, Service Provider QoS. Jeff is a holder of a number of patents in various network technologies and is part of the Cisco IoT and Self Learning Networks patent committees.

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