Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers – What They Mean for IoT

Date March 7, 2019
Time 11am ET

Event Detail

New database architectures are the leading edge in IoT/M2M security, and offer great promise for secure online transactions. It started with Bitcoin, but has broad implications for IoT, which required that transaction could not be altered retroactively. This session will discuss the concept of distributed ledgers, and how they can be used in IoT applications.


Syed Zaeem Hosain, Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Hosain is responsible for the architecture and future direction of Aeris’ networks and technology strategy. He joined Aeris in 1996 as Vice President, Engineering and is a member of the founding executive team of Aeris. Mr. Hosain has more than 38 years of experience in the semiconductor, computer, and telecommunications industries, including product development, architecture design, and technical management. Prior to joining Aeris, he held senior engineering and management positions at Analog Devices, Cypress Semiconductor, CAD National, and ESS Technology. Mr. Hosain is Chairman of the International Forum on ANSI‐41 Standards Technology (IFAST) and Chairman Emeritus of the IoT M2M Council (IMC). He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MAA


Charles Towers-Clark, CEO

Charles Towers-Clark is the Founder of Pod Group – a platform and communications company established in 1999 providing billing, security and data connectivity for the Internet of Things.
An expert in IoT and machine learning, Charles has a huge interest in the impact of new technologies on society. In 2018, inspired by the changes he made in Pod Group, he published a book “The WEIRD CEO”, which explores how AI will impact the future world of work. Charles is also a contributor and writes on the topics of AI, data, deep tech and self-management in the digital age.