Event Highlight

Advantech Holds First IoT Co-Creation Partner Conference in North America Focusing on Co-Creating the Future of Industry 4.0

Advantech, a global leader in the fields of IoT intelligent systems and embedded platforms, holds its first North American IoT Co-Creation Partner Conference in Philadelphia, PA on May 15, 2019 attracting over 60 professionals from 3 continents.

The event focused on Advantech’s newest Internet of Things (IoT) platform WISE-PaaS, an integrated IoT service platform purposely built to deliver actionable insight from the edge to the cloud, and the WISE-PaaS VIP Partner Alliance program.

During this exciting event, attendees collaborated on the next phase of IoT development. Thought provoking panel discussion addressed the challenges of the fragmentation in the IoT industry, partners shared solutions they built using the WISE-PaaS platform to realize digital transformation, and attendees enjoyed matchmaking with some of the most prominent solution providers in the industry.

The following companies; IS International Services, Actemium, Symphore, Nexus Technology, Fathym, Link Wireless, GTD TBD, Xaptum, Advanced Information Management, ClearBlade, ITT Ingenieria, and Potencia y Tecnologias Incorporadas committed to becoming Advantech Wise-PaaS partners and will collaborate closely with Advantech on ways to deliver integrated hardware & software solutions to accelerate the realization of IoT.These 11 companies join a network of 140+ VIP members that are already joined the Advantech WISE-PaaS Alliance program globally.

The Philadelphia Advantech Co-Creation Partner Conference is part of the IoT Co-Creation Partner Conference world tour that Advantech launched after its successful Co-Creation Partner Summit held in Shuzhou, China last November.  To-date more than 25 IoT co-creation partner conferences have been scheduled in Taiwan, China, Asia Pacific, Europe and the United States throughout 2019. Through these events Advantech is working to connect and build partnerships to co-create the future of the IoT World together.


  • 09:00-09:05
  • Advantech IoT Co-Creation Conference Welcome

    Lynette Andersen, Marketing Director @ Advantech
  • 09:05-09:20
  • Vision for Winning the IoT Future Together

    Jerry O'Gorman, VP @ Advantech
  • 09:20-10:10
  • Panel Discussion: Jump Over The Chasm and Embrace Digital Transformation

    • Success factors to get from concept to pilot to production
    • Pitfalls of the connected product and connected service journey
    • Organizational challenges of IT-OT convergence

    Host: David Liu, Director @ Advantech
    • Jay Ennesser @ Fathym
    • Rob Reinold @ Clearblade
    • Mike Fahrion @ Advantech
  • 10:10-10:20
  • Co-Creating with Advantech IoT Technology and WISE-PaaS

    Mike Fahrion, CTO @ Advantech
  • 10:20-10:30
  • Networking Break

  • 10:30-11:20
  • Realize Your IoT Transformation with WISE-PaaS Cloud Technology

    • Features and applications of WISE-PaaS │ Mike Fahrion, CTO @ Advantech
    • Edge to Cloud Solution Ready Packages │ Alex Kuo, Product Sales Manager @ Advantech
    • Market trends and Opportunities of Edge to Cloud solutions │ Chris Schulze, Manager @ Advantech
    • Taking the first step
  • 11:20-11:30
  • Be a VIP and Transform with Advantech IoT Solutions

    David Liu, Director @ Advantech
  • 11:30-11:40
  • Let's Win Together with Advantech's IoT Co-Creation Program

    Joseph Su, Sr. Manager @ Advantech
  • 11:40-12:00
  • Award Ceremony

    Lynette Andersen, Marketing Director @ Advantech
  • 12:00-13:00
  • Networking Lunch

  • 13:00-14:00
  • Panel Discussion: Successful Partnership Case Sharing

    Host: Chris Schulze, Manager @ Advantech
    • Jay Ennesser @ Fathym
    • Al Dimassi @ IS International
    • Jose Aranguren @ Actemium
    • Hugo Ortiz @ ITT
    • Gonzalo Morales @ Cuarta Revolucion
  • 14:00-14:50
  • Industry 4.0 Application and Solution-Ready Package Demo Touring

    Mike Fahrion, CTO @ Advantech
  • 14:50-15:00
  • Closing: Go Together, We Go Far and Grow Big

    Jerry O'Gorman, VP @ Advantech
  • 15:00-16:00
  • Networking & Matchmaking Meetings (by invitation)


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Philadelphia – Valley Forge

301 West DeKalb Pike, King of Prussia, Pennsylvania 19406