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CEWIT2017 Schedule

November 7 & 8, 2017

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-6:30pm: International B2B Meetings
  • 8:00am-9:00am: Registration, Continental Breakfast & B2B Networking
  • 9:00am-11:30am: Breakout Session I
      • Track A: Health Technologies
      • Track B: Smart Manufacturing
      • Track C: Venture Capital Panel & Pitch Challenge
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Opening Keynote
  • 12:30pm-1:45pm: Luncheon
  • 1:45pm-4:00pm: Breakout Session II
      • Track A: Health Technologies
      • Track B: Internet of Things
      • Track C: Pitch Clinic & Entrepreneur's Toolkit Talks
  • 4:15pm-5:30pm: CTO Panel Plenary
  • 5:30pm-6:30pm: Cocktail Reception, Research Poster Session & B2B Networking



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

  • 8:00am-9:00am: Continental Breakfast & B2B Networking
  • 9:00am-11:30am: Breakout Session III
      • Track A: Cybersecurity
      • Track B: Smart Urban Systems
      • Track C: Entrepreneur's Toolkit Talks
      • Track D: Visual & Decision Informatics
  • 11:45am-12:30pm: Closing Keynote
  • 12:30pm-2:00pm: Luncheon
  • 2:00pm: Conference Adjourned

International B2B Meetings


Meet Your Next Big Connection at CEWIT2017

CEWIT2017 is a destination for researchers, innovators, and entrepreneurs to explore win-win business and investment partnerships in real-time. Throughout Day I, CEWIT2017 will host a delegation of 22 Israeli companies to present their technologies in B2B meetings and to explore the current challenges and cutting-edge approaches of emerging technologies in health, infrastructure, big data, and IoT. Start networking, register for CEWIT2017.

Visiting Companies

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Breakout Session I: 9:00am-11:30am


Dan Bodner, CEO, Verint

Opening Keynote Speaker


Dan Bodner, President & CEO, 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 CEO, 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

Breakout Session II: 1:45pm-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 Chief 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

Breakout Session III: 9:00am-11:30am


Defense Systems & 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  & 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

Danilo de Freitas Melo, 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

Panasonic LinkRay Solution: Information at the Speed of Light

Oliver Akinrele, Deputy Director, Panasonic Innovation Center

Visual & Decision Informatics

Jointly Hosted by CEWIT & CVDI

Session Speakers

CVDI Visual Exploration of Big Data

Arie E. Kaufman, Distinguished Professor, Department of Computer Science; Chief Scientist, CEWIT, Stony Brook University

Semantic Information Integration and Applications in Biomedical and Healthcare Domains

Yuan An, Associate Professor, College of Computing and Informatics (CCI), Drexel University

Reinforcement Learning Based Decision Informatics in CVDI

Peter A. Beling, Professor of Systems and Information Engineering, University of Virginia

Crossroads Between Signal Processing and Machine Learning – CVDI Approach

Moncef Gabbouj, Director, NSF IUCRC Center for Visual and Decision Informatics, TUT-Site, Department of Signal Processing, Tampere University of Technology

Data Management for Visual Analytics on Data Streams

Raju Gottumukkala, Ph.D., Director of Research, Informatics Research Institute, University of Louisiana Lafayette


Entrepreneur's Tooklit 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

Valeri Lantz-Gefroh, Improvisation Program Director, Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University

Kimihiro Okobu, CEO, DOCOMO USA

Closing Keynote Speaker


Kimihiro Okubo, President & CEO, DOCOMO USA

Working Toward a Smarter Society

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.