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Addressing Challenges in Unified Cross Platform and Scalable Architecture (Panel)
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CTO Forum

8 December 2011
St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, California



Panel I:  Addressing Challenges in Unified Cross Platform and Scalable Architecture

Questions to be addressed:

  • Can current Internet Architecture be extended to accommodate scale and diversity of these smart devices? Can we extend Web Architecture and IP based networking to IoT model or Models?
  • How do we handle new and emerging connectivity and network protocol architecture of the system? Which of the communication interfaces (Zigbee, WiFi, 3G/4G, BT,6LoPAN, IEEE 802.15.4, ANTS) will be dominant? Does it matter?
  • Do we need new Programming models, tools, and Web-like APIs? Do we need, New IP and Web Services for the Internet of Things? Embedded Web models? Efficiency and code optimization? Meditation between various device-side protocols

Moderator: Scott De Deugd, Chief Architect Open Source Standards & Strategy, IBM


  • Jatinder Singh, Director Mobile Innovation Strategy, PARC
  • Faye Briggs, Intel Fellow & Director Scalable Server Architecture, Intel
  • Sachin Katti, Professor, Computer & Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

The Internet is entering into its third phase with billions of objects embedded with computers, machines, and sensors attaining new levels of communication power. The transpiring information networks carry a promising paradigm shift business environment – innovative business models, optimum operational models, and new marketplaces. The Scale and Diversity of these interconnected elements surpasses the traditional model of networking and IT management. Even though the widespread adoption of the IoT may take few years, however, it has great opportunities of new wealth generation and markets creation.

The CTO Forum is an independent, non-profit organization that convenes "the brightest minds of our time" to address the industry's most important issues. This event hosts distinguished academicians, thought leaders from public and private sectors, and senior business and technology executives to address and tackle business, policy, and technology issues and challenges with respect to universal and scalable architecture, security and management, and operational complexity encompassing a wide range of scenarios and use cases across multiple vertical industries.


Jatinder Singh is responsible for directing mobile innovation strategy – including product management for Content-Centric Networking – at PARC. He is also a Consulting Associate Professor in the department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Prior to joining PARC, Jatinder was Vice President of Research at T-Mobile's parent Deutsche Telekom, Inc. and Director of Research and a Senior Research Scientist at Deutsche Telekom Laboratories. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University and his B.S.E.E. from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in New Delhi. Jatinder has over 20 patents and over 45 publications covering research in the areas of next-generation fixed and mobile platforms, energy-efficient mobile location sensing and positioning, multi-homed communication for  smartphones and heterogeneous network access, image recognition and retrieval, traffic monitoring, and peer-to-peer media streaming.