Dr. Alex Philp, Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Adelos, Inc., was recently invited to speak at the biennial Montana High Tech Jobs Summit in Missoula, Montana. The event was co-hosted by Sen. Steve Daines (R-MT) and the Montana Chamber of Commerce Foundation. With the high-tech sector growing seven times faster than the average sector growth, the focus of the summit was on how to attract tech companies to Montana, how to remove barriers to business and job creation, and how to improve broadband access in rural Montana.
Dr. Philp participated on a panel, “The Internet of Every-Thing: How Technology and Connectivity Touches Every Part of Our Lives” during which he highlighted how fiber optic sensing capabilities are a good example of an IoT application. Adelos’ Phosonic™ 2.5+ virtual sensor array provides advanced functionality through a connected, machine-to-machine digital network. Utilizing a buried fiber optic cable system, individual virtual sensors are maintained digitally along this array and provide specific detection, classification, and localization information of interest. This information is communicated to other digital machines connected through a secure network, allowing other sensors to use the Phosonic data automatically and continuously. Other participants on Dr. Philp’s panel included representatives from Amazon, BNSF, CTIA, and onXmaps.
The event drew leaders in technology with keynote speeches from Jay Clayton, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission; Brad Smith, President of Microsoft; Mignon Clyborn, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission; Neville Ray, Chief Technology Officer and Executive Vice President of T-Mobile; and Sanjay Poonen, Chief Operating Officer of VMware.
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Dr. Alex Philp, Chief Technology Officer
(L-R): Picture #1: Sen. Daines speaks to the summit. Picture #2: Dr. Philp on the far left.
(Bottom) Picture #3: Dr. Philp speaking on the panel.
Photos by Amber Fern Photography.