RTECC Real-Time & Embedded Computing Conference

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 -
7:30am to 1:30pm

Renaissance Dallas Richardson, Richardon, TX, United States

Luncheon Keynote

"The Impact of the Evolving Role of M2M in Intelligent Systems and IoE on the Future-focused Transportation Market"
presented by Christine Van De Graaf, Senior Product Strategy Manager, Lilee Systems

When the topic of machine-to-machine (M2M) first began, it was narrower than it is today and spanned just a few markets.  We're no longer talking about connecting only a few systems for work-flow optimization or safety.  Rather, today it is a matter of connecting devices and people across the globe and across many functions and even the consumers.  This means that how M2M is implemented has had to evolve and has to have built in flexibility to enable the yet-to-come connectivity demands.  The impact that M2M has had on Transportation is significant and shows no signs of slowing.  Learn how M2M communications requirements are being addressed within Transportation, where M2M has been ...and where it has yet to go to keep pace with the growing scope of the Internet of Everything (IoE). 

About the speaker: Christine Van De Graaf is the Senior Product Strategy Manager for Lilee Systems. She has over a decade of experience working in the intelligent systems and embedded computing technology industry.   Prior to joining Lilee, Christine worked for Kontron in the Embedded Products Business Unit. She started her career in marketing communication with Adastra Systems and gradually moved into product manager and product marketing roles as the company grew and became part of JUMPtec and then Kontron. She has contributed significantly in past and current organizations through the creation of strategic alliance and partnerships, development of whitepapers and case studies, and preparation and presentation of effective training materials for internal and external use.  Additionally, Christine works closely with the media serving as a technology expert resource and contributing articles.  She served on the Board for the PC/104 Consortium and was a part of the PICMG working group that launched the COM Express (COM.0) modular embedded computing technology standard. Christine holds a double BA in Communication and Spanish from Saint Mary's College of California (Moraga, CA) and an MBA in marketing management from California State University, East Bay.