Tyndall Technology Days 2016 | 11 October 2016

Powering the Future Internet

Tyndall Technology Days
11 October 2016, Dublin, Ireland

The future internet promises a world of a trillion sensors where objects communicate with us and each other to link our homes, offices and factories to enable a smart, efficient, secure and connected world.

However, this vision brings many challenges. The growing number of internet-enabled devices, coupled with increased data storage requirements in power-hungry data centres, has spurred a need for new ways to generate and manage power and connectivity.

Solutions for future internet growth and sustainability, through powering and connecting the IoT, will be addressed at the fourth Tyndall Technology Days, 11 October 2016, Croke Park, Dublin from 9.00am to 5.30pm, followed by a networking reception in the Croke Park GAA Museum.

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Parallel session A: Powering the IoT


  • Technology Roadmaps for Powering Devices & Big Data in IoT - Steve Moffat, Chief Technical Officer, Front End Products, Applied Materials

Ultra-low power processing for smart sensors

  • Energy management: the fundamental enabler of the IoT - Francesco Carbolante, VP of Engineering, Qualcomm
  • ULP design aspects of wearable electronics operating in adaptive environments - Robert Newbury, Director Electronic Product Engineering, Sanmina
  • Pushing intelligence to the edge with ULP, high precision data converters - Ivan O’Connell, Analogue / Mixed-Signal Principal Investigator, Microelectronic Circuits Centre Ireland (MCCI)
  • Low power for medtech
  • Energy needs for body area networks

Energy management – generation and storage

  • Batteries – energy storage solutions roadmap for low power IoT devices - Jeff Sather, VP Technology and Customer Solutions, VP Technology and Customer Solutions, Cymbet
  • Minaturised PSIP and on-chip energy storage solutions – James Rohan, Tyndall National Institute
  • Trench capacitor technology enables (high density) integrated power management solutions for IoT (applications) - Frederic Voiron, Research Program Manager, IPDiA
  • Advances in energy transducer power density for real-life applications - Saibal Roy, Head of Micropower Systems and Nanomagnetics, Tyndall National Institute

Power harvesting and delivery

  • Energy harvesting isn’t fiction anymore - Lorandt Foelkel, Business Development Manager for Energy Harvesting, FAE for Eastern Europe, Baltic countries, Russia and Turkey, Würth Elektronik eiSos GmbH & CO.KG
  • Device and system design considerations for the commercialisation of vibration energy harvesters - Steve Beeby, Prof. of Electronics, University of Southampton
  • Architectures and PMIC design for ultra-low-power systems - Seamus O’Driscoll, Principal Investigator, Tyndall National Institute


Parallel session B: Connecting the IoT

Data centres

  • Hugo Thienpont, Head of Department, Director of Research, Brussels Photonics Team, Department of Applied Physics and Photonics, Faculty of Engineering - Vrije Universiteit Brussel
  • Microelectronics for data centre interconnects - Peter Ossieur, Senior Staff Researcher, Tyndall National Institute
  • Ken Byrne, CEO, GRASP Wearable Technologies
  • Denis Canty, Lead Technologist, Data Science & IoT Strategy, Innovation Garage - Johnson Controls

Network evolution

  • Johan Bäck, Infinera
  • What’s trending in the communications world? – Linda Doyle, Director of CONNECT & Professor of Engineering & The Arts in Trinity College
  • Fixed network evolution - Paul Townsend, Head of Photonics Centre, Tyndall National Institute & Director of IPIC
  • Affordable energy efficient IoT networks - Mark Bannon, CEO, VT Networks

Photonic enabling technologies

  • Current and future lasers for optical communications networks – Jim Somers, Director, Eblana Photonics 
  • Device assembly and packaging – driving volumes up & costs down - Peter O’Brien, Head of Photonics Packaging, Tyndall National Institute & Deputy Centre Director, IPIC
  • New transmission technologies - Fatima Gunning, Senior Staff Researcher, Tyndall National Institute and IPIC

Panel discussion including John Kennedy, Editor, Silicon Republic; Mark Ferguson, Director General, SFI and Chief Scientific Advisor to the Government of Ireland and Martin Shanahan, CEO, IDA Ireland.

Register for your ticket before 23 September 2016 to avail of our early bird price!

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