Joshua Ekandem

October 4 2018

Joshua Ekandem is a Design Technologist and is a part of the Internet of Things Experiences team at Intel Corporation. He is currently focused on creating richer experiences for the passengers of autonomous vehicles.

Before working on autonomous vehicle experiences he was responsible for developing the design and prototyping of intelligent smart home technologies. He holds a PhD in Human-Centered Computing from Clemson University where he focused on a methodology for reducing driver distraction based on ambient feedback. He received his Bachelors and Masters degree in Industrial Design from Auburn University where he specialized in culturally relevant product design.

Abstract:

The Internet of Things (IoT) has reached pubescence. We are no longer enamored by the novelty of connecting our everyday things to each other or the internet. IoT has experienced some serious growing pains. Rarely a day goes by that we don’t hear about an IoT device being breached has raised privacy concerns or simply fails in an unbelievable manner. Using examples from the smart home and auto industry this talk presents a perspective on how key players in IoT space are moving towards more intelligent and useful IoT devices. Furthermore this talk will describe how we will move from simple connected devices to intelligent cooperative systems that are designed for everyday people.