Calling all professionals!

Discover the latest in IoT developments – and how your organization may benefit.

This one-day workshop will introduce you to the fundamentals of IoT technology.

Date: Wednesday, May 8

Time: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: Innovare Advancement Center, 592 Hangar Rd, Rome, NY 13441

Who Should Attend: Professionals of all ages and backgrounds in government, industry, academia, or non-profit. IoT 101 will focus on defense-related IoT research and development, but this workshop and the enabling technologies are applicable to professionals from a variety of industries.

Save your seat for the IoT 101 Workshop today.

Hurry, the deadline to register is Friday, May 3.

IoT 101 is for you if…

  • You are simply curious to learn about IoT technologies, explore common use cases, and discover projections for the expansion of IoT in the workplace, • You are vaguely familiar with IoT, but want to explore how to apply the technology to your organization’s advantage,
  • You are interested in networking with the local technical community,
  • You wish to explore how you may further your professional skills/expertise by gaining a better understanding of modern computing technologies.

8 a.m. – Check-In

9 a.m. – Keynote Address

10 a.m. – Latest Trends in IoT Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation – Emerging Technology – Common IoT Applications – Operational Advantages

12 p.m. – Lunch

12:30 p.m. – Rotating Panel Discussions – Topic #1 Data-Derived Insights – Topic #2 Harnessing Cloud Technology – Topic #3 Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

3 p.m. – Participant Q&A Session 4 p.m. – Workshop Closeout

Anthony Macera is a Senior Computer Engineer at Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate with more than 30 years of experience of advancing programs for the Department of Defense.

Macera leads the Contracting Officer’s Technical Representatives (COTR) for three Phase 3 Small Business Innovation Research contracts (SBIRs) under AFRL’s Information Directorate. These Phase 3 SBIRs have a total contract ceiling exceeding $300M.

Spearheading programs that advance the security of emerging technology is a theme in Macera’s career. When the use of Internet-connected devices skyrocketed in recent years, Macera was instrumental in identifying a need to secure the emerging technology across all its layers from the device to the Internet. His revolutionary insights and early involvement in the security of Internet-connected systems with sensors, known as the Internet of Things (IoT), led to his current management of six Phase 2 SBIRs focused on IoT technologies. Macera is also the director of a multimillion-dollar project titled ORION (Open-Architecture Resilient IoT for Operational Networks), which is dedicated to assuring the security, functionality, and efficiency of IoT systems. Macera is committed to advancing security for IoT technology for government, industry, academia, and non-profit applications.

Macera holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Clarkson University and a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science from SUNY Polytechnic Institute, which was formerly SUNY IT. Macera is a certified Project Management Professional.

Q. When should I arrive?

A. Please arrive no later than 8:45 a.m. to give you time to check in and pay for any desired meal options.

Q. What is the cost to attend?

A. The event is free to attend, thanks to the sponsorship of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Meal options are available at a cost ($4 for an optional continental breakfast and/or $16 for a boxed lunch).

Q. What is the deadline to register?

A. The deadline is Friday, May 3. Save your seat for the IoT 101 Workshop today.

Q. What should I bring?

A. Nothing is required, though participants are encouraged to bring business cards and/or any materials they may use to capture notes, contacts, etc.

Q. Where should I park?

A. The Innovare Advancement Center includes two large parking lots in front of the building on Hangar Road. Park in either lot.

Q. Will I have an opportunity to share my insights on IoT technology?

A. Yes! The agenda includes many interactive sessions where participants are encouraged to ask questions, share insights from personal experience, or discuss ideas and opportunities with fellow attendees.

Q. Is this a certified workshop?

A. This workshop does not offer Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). If you need managerial approval to attend this workshop, tell us and we will send you a letter template outlining the professional development benefits and organizational advantages to attending the workshop.

Q. Will there be networking time?

A. Yes! The IoT 101 workshop includes networking sessions built into the agenda. Bring your business cards and engage with other thought leaders from the community!


The IoT Workshop is sponsored by the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Information Directorate through the ORION IoT project, which is a collaborative effort between AFRL, Assured Information Security (AIS)Griffiss InstituteNYSTEC and Quanterion Solutions. Quanterion Solutions‘ IoT Subject Matter Experts are providing instruction and curriculum for this event.