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CEWIT2017 Schedule

CEWIT2017 is the premier international forum on the applications of emerging technologies in infrastructure, healthcare, and energy — three of the most critical components of a smarter global environment, incorporating a series of research and entrepreneurial-focused tech talks, workshops, and keynote plenaries at CEWIT's next generation research and educational facility at Stony Brook University.


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • 8:00am-9:00am:  Registration, Continental Breakfast, and B2B Networking
  • 9:00am-11:30am:  Breakout Session I
  • 11:45am-12:30pm:  Opening Keynote Plenary 
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm:  Luncheon
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm:  Breakout Session II
  • 4:15pm-5:30pm:  CTO Panel Plenary
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm:  Cocktail Reception, CEWIT Demos, and B2B Networking


Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • 8:00am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast and B2B Networking
  • 9:00am-11:30am:  Breakout Session III
  • 11:45am-12:30pm:  Closing Keynote Plenary 
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm:  Luncheon
  • 2:00pm-4:00pm:  Post-Conference Workshops

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Morning Session: 9:00am-11:30am


Opening Keynote Speaker


Dan Boder, President, CEO & Director, Verint Systems

Artificial Intelligence - Applications and Customer Engagement

Verint is a global leader of  Actionable Intelligence data mining software with over $1B in annual revenue, 5,000 employees and more than 10,000 customers worldwide. Mr. Bodner, Verint’s President and C EO, started the company in 1994 with a focus on Actionable Intelligence innovation, reflecting his vision of helping organizations gain actionable insights from large amounts of structured and unstructured data. Under Dan’s leadership, the company had a successful IPO in 2002 and is listed on the NASDAQ exchange under the symbol VRNT. Today, Verint is a recognized global market leader and visionary in two Actionable Intelligence growth markets: Customer Engagement and Cyber Intelligence. Mr. Bodner holds a B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering and   a M.Sc.  degree in Telecommunications and Computer Science.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Afternoon Session: 2:00pm-4:00pm

Chief Technology Officer Panel


Visioning the Future Trends in Information Technology

The CEWIT2017 CTO Panel will feature an exchange on IT's transformative trends, operational models, and its critical intersections with business, society, economics, health, and media. CEWIT hosts this issue-relevant discussion with the strategic leaders that are positioning the industry to rapidly adapt and capitalize on emerging technology trends. Moderated by Rich Bravman, Chief Strategy Officer, Affinity Solutions, Inc. 

Otto Berkes, CEO, CA Technologies


Chief Technology Officer, CA Technologies

Bruce Lieberthal, Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Schein Inc.


Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer, Henry Schein, Inc.

Kamal Bherwani, CEO, IGA


Chief Technology Officer,   Inversora Agroindustrial Global

Purna Prasad, CTO, Northwell Health


Vice President and   C hief Technology Officer, Northwell Health

Rich Bravman, Chief Strategy Officer, Affinity Solutions


Chief Strategy Officer, Affinity Solutions, Inc.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Morning Session: 9:00am-11:30am


Defense Systems and Strategies

Session Speakers

Securing Software Updates In IoT: Does One Size Fit All?

Justin Cappos, Associate Professor, Department of Systems and Security, New York University

Challenge Cases for Collaboration with Industry and Academia in Anomaly Detection Algorithm Research

Steve Cento, Sector Engineering Fellow,  Aerospace Systems (NGAS) Sector,  Northrop Grumman Corporation 

Android Security and Lifecycle Management

Bruce  Willins, Engineering Fellow, Zebra Technologies

Inside Cybersecurity – Why Security is Failing?

Domenick Gandolfo, Co-Founder & Chief Security Strategist, Cybersafe Solutions

IPv6 Based WSN Performance Analysis

Babak Beheshti, Associate Dean, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences, New York Institute of Technology


A Cloud Computing Service that Protects Client Devices and Enterprises from Malware in Email Attachments and Web Sites

Rick Boivie, Manager, Advanced Internet and Security Technologies, IBM Research

Cybersecurity Challenges of Systems-of-Systems for Fully-Autonomous Road Vehicles

Warren Axelrod, Research Director, U.S. Cyber Consequences Unit

Smart Systems

Infrastructure and Urban Systems

Session Speakers

Research and Modeling for Intelligent Fault Diagnosis of Air Conditioning System in Electric Bus

Yi Zhong, Professor, School of Information Engineering, Wuhan University of Technology, China

Mobile IPv6 Protocols and High Efficiency Video Coding For Smart City IoT Applications

Daniel, Minoli, Principal Consultant, DVI Communications

Forewarned is Forearmed – Predicting Construction Related Traffic Conditions

Mark Yedlin, Director of Simulation Modeling Services, Greenman-Pedersen, Inc.

Improving the Consumption and Water Heating Efficiency in Smart Buildings

Anderson Rocha, Professor, Federal Center for Technological Education of Minas Gerais (CEFET-MG), Brazil

Smart Buildings and Smart Cities and Everything Around Them

Dan Turissini, Chief Technology Officer, SPYRUS, Inc.

Determining Optimal Locations of Electrified Transportation Infrastructure on Interstate/ US-Highways

Mahmoud Alahmad, Associate Professor, College of Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Big Data Symposium

Analytics and Visualization

CEWIT and the  Center for Visual and Decision  Informatics , an NSF-designated  industry–university cooperative research center, host a joint Big Data Symposium featuring top data science international researchers. 

Session Speakers

Speakers will include big data experts from Stony Brook University, Drexel University, UL at Lafayette, University of Virginia, UNC Charlotte, and Tampere University of Technology in Finland.


Entrepreneur's Tech Talks

Session Experts

What is Patentable?

George Likourezos, Partner, Carter, Deluca, Farrell & Schmidt, LLP

Tax Matters for Technology Ventures

Karen O'Connor, Tax Director, Marcum, LLP

How to Identify and Win SBIR Contracts

Marcie Sonneborn, SBIR & Innovation Specialist, Central New York Technology Development Organization (TDO)

Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science

Lorien Reese Mahay, Workshop Supervisor, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University

Closing Keynote Speaker


Kimihiro Okubo, President & CEO, DOCOMO USA

Mr. Okubo has more than 20 years of experience at NTT DOCOMO, INC.  NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc. investigates business development opportunities in the wireless space in the Americas. The company engages in conducting research on IT, and wireless business trends and regulatory environment; operates and markets mobile phone services to customers in the United States; and provides mobile solutions for corporate customers. It also provides portable Wi-Fi router and cellular phone rental services. The company was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in New York, New York. It has additional offices and customer support desks in Los Angeles, San Jose, and Torrance, California; Washington D.C.; Honolulu, Hawaii; New York, New York; Chicago, Illinois; and New Jersey. NTT DOCOMO USA, Inc. operates as a subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

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