When AI meets IoT | Speakers Sylvain Ekel, IoT Technical Specialist Director, Microsoft


"Securing and Managing IoT Solutions in a Retail Environment"

Building and deploying in production an IoT Solution in retail often requires deploying the solution across a diverse set of existing devices across stores and countries. Driving customer’s engagements, on-demand business models or remote monitoring are all scenarios generating business value. In those, securing and managing the physical access and connectivity is always a challenge. In this session, Sylvain will look at how Azure Sphere and Azure IoT work together to address both security concerns, reduce TCO and accelerate integration. 



Sylvain Ekel is a Technical Specialist Director in the IoT & Mixed Reality Sales organization at Microsoft in EMEA. His team is responsible for working with Microsoft’s partners and customers to help them build IoT solutions leveraging Microsoft’s services and products IoT portfolio. Sylvain has more than 20 years of technical and business experience in the embedded and Internet of Things market. For the last 15 years at Microsoft, he has held multiple technical sales leadership positions, managing teams and partners across industries and device categories. Amongst other, he held roles driving projects in commercial electronics and media devices, industrial and manufacturing systems, retail, healthcare, and mobility. Sylvain’s background is as an embedded and electrical design engineer.


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