Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS), a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world, today announced a world
class panel of judges for the final live event of the Keysight IoT
Innovation Challenge, including a United Nations officer, a top
student innovator and entrepreneur, a popular social influencer, and an
The Keysight IoT Innovation Challenge is a design contest mobilizing
graduate and undergraduate engineering students to conceptualize
low-power sensor networks to tackle problems brought on by today’s rapid
“The quality of entries we’ve received for Keysight’s IoT Innovation
Challenge has been remarkable,” said Cheryl Ajluni, Director, IoT
Challenge Program at Keysight. “We’re really excited for the next step,
as our panel of esteemed judges from within Keysight and from a variety
of prestigious organizations evaluates the most innovative low-power
sensor networks that, with long-term battery life, could enable a more
connected, secure, and sustainable future across the globe for future
Students submitted their IoT sensor network ideas via online written and
video submissions from April 1 – May 15, 2019. Contest
entries spanned smart integrated pollution measurement systems and
sound mapping, to water quality monitoring plans, to concepts focused on
vertical gardening and aquaponics. Regional judging of the online
entries is currently underway. Six individuals or teams (two people per
team) will be selected to advance to the final competition where they
will demonstrate their ideas live on stage at the World
Maker Faire in New York, Sept. 21, 2019.
The panel of judges for the final live event include:
Ariel Alexovich, associate public information officer for United
Nations. Ariel works every day to create outreach materials about the
17 Sustainable Development Goals and the UN’s efforts to mitigate
climate change, build inclusive, sustainable cities, promote gender
equality, and protect our oceans.
Mehdi Sadaghdar, electrical engineer and popular YouTube influencer
known as ElectroBOOM. Mehdi keeps his audience engaged by teaching
electronics while highlighting “accidents” and mistakes in his videos.
He has a knack for turning hilarious moments into lessons for his
Martin Rowe, senior technical editor for Aspencore Media, which
includes websites such as EDN and EE Times. Martin is an expert in
everything from high-speed signal measurements, basic measurements
(voltage, current, power), calibration, and EMC/EMI/RFI.
Jeremiah Pate, student at the University of Arizona, and founder and
CEO of LunaSonde, a remote sensing startup that provides subsurface
imaging from space. Jeremiah is a true student innovator, having
reversed Parkinson’s twice in the university laboratory setting.
Jeff Harris, vice president of corporate and portfolio marketing for
Keysight. Jeff leads marketing efforts, including product and
industry/solutions positioning and education programs for the
company’s most advanced offerings.
Ee Huei Sin, vice president/general manager of Keysight’s General
Electronics Measurement Solutions and vice president of Keysight
Education. Huei Sin is responsible for establishing the global
solutions unit and managing a portfolio of businesses focused on
measurement solutions for two broad-based (general electronics and
Christopher Cain, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s
Electronic Industrial Products. Chris’ teams work to develop, deliver,
and sustain a broad range of electronic industrial products ranging
from bench electronic measurement to Industry 4.0 analytics.
Winners of the IoT Innovation Challenge will be announced at the
conclusion of the live event. Along with worldwide recognition, the top
winning team will receive a $50,000 USD cash prize and $50,000 USD worth
of Keysight test equipment for their school.
Keysight’s IoT Innovation Challenge’s entry period closed on May 15,
however, voting is open until June 21 at 12 p.m. PDT via www.iotchallengekeysight.com.
Regional winners who will advance to the final competition at the World
Maker Faire in New York will be announced on June 26.
About Keysight Technologies
Keysight Technologies, Inc. (NYSE: KEYS) is a leading technology company
that helps enterprises, service providers, and governments accelerate
innovation to connect and secure the world. Keysight’s solutions
optimize networks and bring electronic products to market faster and at
a lower cost with offerings from design simulation, to prototype
validation, to manufacturing test, to optimization in networks and cloud
environments. Customers span the worldwide communications ecosystem,
aerospace and defense, automotive, energy, semiconductor and general
electronics end markets. Keysight generated revenues of $3.9B in fiscal
year 2018. More information is available at www.keysight.com.