Narayan Menon, Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital

Narayan Menon is Vice President – Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

Narayan is responsible for leading the research and development of advanced wireless networks. In this role, he drives the innovation and implementation of next-generation wireless solutions covering machine-machine (M2M) communications and the Internet of Things, next-generation cellular and Wi-Fi technology, connectivity & bandwidth management, cognitive radio, and advanced radio and baseband solutions building on LTE and WLAN/PAN networks.

Prior to this, he has led and participated in numerous technology initiatives at InterDigital, including the development of the company’s HSPA chipset.

Narayan has over 20 years of experience in the wireless field, holding leadership roles at Siemens Mobile Networks, Omnipoint Technologies and Hughes Network Systems in the development of TDMA, GSM/GPRS and early 3G systems.

Narayan holds Engineering degrees from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi and an Executive MBA from Hofstra University in New York, and is an inventor on over 30 U.S. patents.

InterDigital Blog

InterDigital's Chordant Business Named as Key Smart City IoT Platform Provider by ABI Research

Global Smart Cities IoT technology revenues are to exceed US$60 billion by 2026 according to a recent report by ABI Research, a market-foresight advisory firm providing strategic guidance on the most compelling transformative technologies. The report, titled “Smart City Market Data,” provides an in-depth understanding of connections, technologies, and revenues across all major Smart City segments, as well as insight into the ecosystem in terms of suppliers and initiatives. …

Congratulations to Avanci

We’d like to congratulate our friends at Avanci, the patent licensing platform that provides licenses to cellular standards-essential patents for the Internet of Things, which we joined in 2016. Through the summer they’ve been growing, adding Vodafone, Panasonic and Sharp to the platform, increasing the value for licensees. And today, they announced their first licensee: German car maker BMW. Their news announcement is available at the link below. Congratulations! 

Device Virtualization: Less Than a Decade Away?

Device virtualization is on its way and may become a reality far faster than you can imagine. A recent BizTech article explores the road to device virtualization and how 5G can make service endpoint agents (SEA) a reality in potentially less than a decade.  

So, let’s back up – what is a SEA? A SEA device will work differently than your current smartphone. In the device virtualization paradigm, the same principles that allow virtualization across data centers or the …

Philadelphia Business Journal Names InterDigital's Desa Burton a "Veteran of Influence"

Earlier this month, the Philadelphia Business Journal announced that InterDigital's Desa Burton has been named as a 2017 "Veteran of Influence."  This award recognizes those who not only excelled in their military careers, but have also turned their experiences into successful business careers.

Desa currently serves on the Board of Directors for the United Service Organizations of Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey (Liberty USO), which is an organization whose mission is to enhance …

Primetime Engineering Emmy® to Be Awarded to HEVC on October 25

On Wednesday, September 27, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced that the 2017 Primetime Emmy® Engineering Award winner will be HEVC, or High Efficiency Video Coding, which is a technology standard that helps deliver ultra-high definition video to everything from smart phones to stadium displays.

The Emmy for HEVC will be awarded to the Joint Collaborative Team on Video Coding, or better known as the JCT-VC.  The JCT-VC is a group of engineers from the Video Coding …

InterDigital shortlisted for 2017 Glotel Awards

InterDigital is delighted to announce that is has been shortlisted for the Global Telecoms Awards (also known as the Glotels), the industry’s most prestigious set of awards run by Telecoms.com. The company has been shortlisted alongside Accedian, Cloudify, NetNumber and SK Telecom in the ‘Ground-breaking Virtualization’ category for its Flexible-IP services (FLIPS) solution, which was showcased in the successful world’s first MEC-over-5G architecture trial

Successful Mobile Edge Computing 5G Network Architecture Trial - An Exciting News Update

A few weeks ago, InterDigital shared its partnership on a live 5G trial with CVTC Ltd. and Bristol is Open.  Since the conclusion of the event, InterDigital has seen major achievements in the 5G space as a result of the trial.

The real-world joint trial, hosted in Bristol, UK, used a scavenger hunt game developed by InterDigital Europe and CVTC Ltd. as part of a European-funded project called POINT; this month, the team completed the world’s first trial of mobile edge computing …

Geoweb Summit #8


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Wednesday, May 21, 2014


Internet of Things Workshops

Getting started with IoT application development

7.00 - 7.40 pm - Build an IoT app in 10 minutes with Dweet.io and Freeboard

Bug Labs' lead sales engineer Vishal Kumar will guide you through creating your first Internet of Things application using Dweet.io and Freeboard.

7.40 -8.20 pm - Connect people, devices and systems with Robin

Robin's founder Zach Dunn and software developer Mark Costello will demonstrate presence applications for IoT using the new Robin platform.

8.20 - 9.00 pm - XMPP and a normalized fabric for IoT

Clayster co-founder Rikard Strid will discuss XMPP standardization efforts and what a normalized fabric for internet of things will look like. Watch his talk at CloudExpo last year.

9.00 - 10.00 - Networking


Thursday, May 22, 2014


IoT Workshops continued

Demos, show-and-tell, Q&A

10.00 - 10.10 - The IoT New York Meetup

Linda Drabik is the organizer of the Internet of Things New York meetup.

10.10 - 10.50 - Build a better than iBeacon experience

Dave Mathews is founder and CEO of NewAer, a peer-to-peer discovery and communication platform that developers can build upon for a better than iBeacon experience.

10.50 - 11.00 - eCan

Sean Auriti is co-founder and member of Alpha One Labs, a community makerspace in Brooklyn, and founder and CEO of Emrals, that has developed the eCan concept.

11.00 - 11.40 - Networking break


11.40 - 12.00 - Databubbles with localized maps that pull in 3rd party APIs deployed in the real world

Rachel Law is co-founder of Interface Foundry, a mobile app and hardware framework that lets you browse and build secure geo-fenced data bubbles in physical places and times. Rachel will preview Interface Foundry's databubble builder that implements recursive geospatial and temporal mapped objects - bubbles within bubbles.

12.00 - 12.20 - IoT meets geospatial

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

12.20 - 1.00 - Manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's

CMO Chris Tella will demonstrate Basic6's capability to manage, control and reprogram Arduino Yun's and Raspberry Pi's remotely and wirelessly over a large geography.


Lunch break


2.00 - 4.00 pm - Doors open

Coffee, intro videos + networking

4.00 - 4.40 pm - Panel 1

Internet of Things 

Andy Hobsbawm is founder and CMO of Evrythng, a Web of Things software company, making products smart by connecting them to the Web.

Chris Rezendes is the President of INEX Advisors, helping clients to define and select growth and investment opportunities in Internet of Things (IoT) and Machine-to-Machine (M2M).

Edward Samson is the CEO at Basic6, a company that is recasting unique IT management tools around a broader cloud solution that includes the data center and the Internet of Things.

Randall Sanborn is a Technical Advisor at Mobiquity, a mobile engagement provider creating innovative solutions that drive business value.

Moderator

Raj Singh is Director of Interoperability Programs for the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC), an international industry consortium of 442 companies, agencies and universities.

4.40 - 5.20 pm - Panel 2

Indoor positioning 

Anne Marie Stephen is Vice President Retail Sales and Customer Development at iInside, a 15 year old technology leader delivering Indoor Location Services.

Ankit Agarwal is the founder and CEO of Micello, a provider of comprehensive indoor venue maps.

Mike Loushine is the Director of the Emerging Mobile Technologies Group at Applied Communication Sciences.

David Wenning is VP North American Sales for Pole Star, whose NAO Campus indoor positioning solution has been implemented all over the world since 2008.

Moderator

Hugh Seaton is President of The Marketer Project, an advertising agency dedicated to bringing together the best thinking, theory and insight.

5.20 - 6.00 pm - Networking break

Drinks + networking

6.00 - 6.20 pm - InterDigital keynote

Narayan Menon 

Narayan Menon is Vice President - Innovation Labs at InterDigital, a wireless research and development company.

6.20 - 7.00 pm - Panel 3

Augmented reality 

Pete Wassell is the founder and CEO of Augmate, the first wearable platform that accelerates the development of cloud-based digital eyewear applications.

Brendan Scully is a Senior Business Development Manager at Metaio, the leading augmented reality software company.

Andrew Kemendo is the founder of Visidraft, which brings CAD-based AR to the architecture, construction and engineering industries.

David Elmekies is founder of iC the Universe, a new company with proprietary augmented reality engine that allows users to embed large amounts of information in small and manageable apps.

Moderator

Ori Inbar is the co-founder and CEO of AugmentedReality.org, a global non-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing augmented reality (AR).

7.00 - 7.05 pm - IPG Media Lab keynote

Melvin Wilson 

Melvin Wilson is Head of Strategy at IPG Media Lab, where marketers and Interpublic's agencies go to discover and learn about their future.

7.05 - 7.45 pm - Panel 4

Building apps with geodata 

Eddie Pickle is the founder and CEO of Boundless, the company behind the OpenGeo Suite, a complete geospatial platform for managing data and building maps and applications.

Jonathan Levy is a cartographic designer who has worked with clients such as the Antenna International, New York Observer, Airbnb, TED, and the New Museum of Contemporary Art.

Robert Cheetham is the founder and CEO of Azavea, a B Corporation that creates civic geospatial software and data analytics related to land, water and people.

Zach Dunn is CPO and co-founder at One Mighty Roar, a company in Boston that makes products to organize shared experiences across physical and digital spaces.

Moderator

Lubna Dajani is Principal at Stratemerge, a technology and business services provider.

7.45 - 9.00 pm - Networking continues

Drinks + networking



What are Geoweb Summits?

Geoweb Summits are business development-focused evening conferences in London, Toronto and New York at the intersection of geographic information systems, the internet of things and location-based services.

Who attends Geoweb Summits?

Founders, executives, marketers, managers, developers and creatives of the following companies have participated in our semi-annual summits.

Skyhook
Lokadot
Canaan Partners
Objectgraph
Accel Partners
Cloudline
Socialight
Hot Potato
Luminary Labs
Lokadot
Rosetta
Vrinda
LTU technologies
CityPockets
TangentVector
Chart Venture Partners
LavaMap
HopStop
Maponics
Imano
Lumatic
Romer + Associates
PlaceIQ
AdMonsters
GeoIQ
Galigeo Inc
Sonar
ff Venture Partners
BiteHunter
K2 Labs
Geostellar
Vizzuality
Betaworks
Broadcastr
SonicNotify
Nokia
Total Immersion
Bessemer Venture Partners
Esri
R/GA
LocalResponse
Foxfire Investments
OgilvyOne
RGHTCRWD
Founder Institute
LocaModa
Megamorphosis Design
GroupArgent
Xtify
Starcom Mediavest Group
New York Angels
NYC DoITT
Humble.tv
SPM IBI
Four Legged Features
Lorax Media
Densebrain
Circus
StoreFinders
Phone.com
CBS Local
Chart Venture
WellApps
Sense Networks
Soversa
Goodzer
WebMD
360i
Affect Strategies
New York Times
@radical.media
American Express
Sailthru
IA Ventures
Luminary Labs
Goby
Magnet Media
The Knot
Apple
Metamorphic Ventures
Crowdbeacon
Paliwoda Group
Starvest Partners
8Coupons
Hotlist
Socialight
Placecast
SCVNGR
Deep Focus
MobileBehavior
Baristanet
Deutsche Telekom USA
SNR Denton
NearVerse
Primary Wave Media
PHD Media
Hyperpublic
Business Insider
SimpleGeo
Outcast
IBM
Starcom Mediavest Group
Retailigence
Locality Media
JiWire
Taap.it
Ogmento
iNovia Capital
Morgan Stanley
PSFK
ADstruc
Square 1 Bank
Telcordia
YellowBrck

Pricing and refund policy

We try to keep prices fair and affordable for different groups within the geoweb community. Ticket sales cover our costs. Geoweb Forum is a bootstrapped project.

There are discount codes out there for students and startups. You are welcome to take advantage of them if you come across them, but we can not apply discounts on already bought tickets.

We will refund tickets if an event is cancelled or moved - which should never happen. Otherwise tickets are non-refundable.