CTO Roundtable on Cyber-Physical Systems: Building Safety, Security, Reliability, and Robustness into the Smart Systems of the Future

June 18, 2012

Please RSVP to confirm your attendance by emailing WorkshopGroup@Energetics.com.

Willard Intercontinental, Washington, DC

1401 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC 20004
(202) 628-9100

There is no room block for this event. Below is a list of hotels in the area.

CPS CTO Roundtable - Preliminary Agenda

Are smart systems technologies with networked cyber and engineered physical components critical to the success of your organization? 

Building the science and engineering foundation to support the next generation of CPS will be a vital step forward, enabling:

  • Rapid, predictable, and cost-effective development of cyber-physical systems
  • Greater confidence in the performance, safety, security, reliability, and robustness of cyber-physical systems, over all phases of the system life cycle

Cyber-Physical Systems are becoming increasingly important to the U.S. economy, national security, and quality of life

Smart Manufacturing • Intelligent Vehicles and Transportation Systems • Smart Grid and Infrastructure

Smart Medical Devices and Systems • Smart Buildings • Smart Warfighting and Emergency Response

Confirmed Panelists and Speakers

  • Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
  • Sujeet Chand, Sr. Vice President, Advanced Technology, and CTO, Rockwell Automation
  • Juan de Bedout, Global Technology Director of Electrical Technologies and Systems, General Electric
  • Farnam Jahanian, Assistant Director for the Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE) Directorate, National Science Foundation
  • Keith Marzullo, Division Director, CISE Computer and Network Systems, National Science Foundation
  • Pieter Mosterman, Senior Research Scientist, MathWorks
  • Mark Rice, President, Maritime Physics Corporation
  • Bill Sanders, Donald Biggar Willet Professor of Engineering, U. of Illinois
  • Lonny Stormo, Vice President of Pre-market Quality and Reliability, Metronic, Inc.
  • Janos Sztipanovits, Director, Institute for Software Integrated Systems, Vanderbilt University

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in coordination with other federal agencies, is bringing together leaders of organizations with a stake in cyber-physical systems (CPS) technologies for a CTO Roundtable on June 18, 2012 in Washington, D.C. The Roundtable will explore the compelling business and mission drivers for CPS and articulate a strategic vision for CPS research and development.  The event will be hosted by NIST Director and Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, Patrick D. Gallagher.

The event will build on the March 2012 Foundations for Innovation in Cyber-Physical Systems Workshop which focused on identifying the technical barriers and knowledge gaps limiting innovation and U.S. competitiveness in CPS.  Highlights of the Foundations for Innovation Workshop will be presented at the Roundtable.

Who Should Attend:  CTO-level industry executives with a vital interest in smart systems technologies and who wish to help shape the future research agenda for CPS at the national level; Academic thought leaders and heads of government agencies with an interest in sharing mission drivers for CPS and their role in enabling foundational science and engineering R&D.

What You Can Contribute:  Participants will have an opportunity to present their views on the vision for the future of CPS in their industries; articulate the compelling business drivers for CPS; and discuss the potential benefits of working across sectors to address common challenges.

What You Will Gain:  Business and technology leaders will provide multiple perspectives on the economic and strategic importance of CPS, as well as the challenges faced in different industry and mission domains.

Your voice along with others will help to shape the future R&D agenda for foundational science and engineering in CPS.  A summary report will be issued articulating the high-level strategic national needs for CPS R&D, focusing on potential cross-cutting opportunities to enable the development of solutions to R&D grand challenges, platform technologies, and critical interoperability, communications, control, and cyber-security standards.  Participants will be credited as contributors to this report, which will be used to inform planning efforts in CPS across multiple agencies.

Representative Participating Organizations




General Electric
General Motors
Lockheed Martin
Maritime Physics Corporation
Medtronic, Inc.
Rockwell Automation
United Technologies

Department of Defense (DOD)
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Food & Drug Administration (FDA)
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Security Agency (NSA)
Office of Science & Technology Policy (OSTP)


Carnegie Mellon University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Los Angeles
University of Illinois
University of Maryland
University of Pennsylvania
Vanderbilt University