Ralf Graefe

KEYNOTE Ralf Graefe, Program Manager Intel Labs Europe, Manager IoT Lab Munich:
Turning Billion of Connected Devices and Zetabytes of Data into Business Value


Intel is addressing the challenge on how to turn Billions of future connected devices and Zetabytes of generated data into business value in a number of ways. Beyond recent new developments in Intel’s CPU products our building blocks have grown beyond that and contain now essential products such as software including WindRiver, McAfee or Mashery. This enables us to support End-to End solutions that are secure, manageable and well connected. Based on a tradition of Open Innovation we partner with the ecosystem to develop complete IoT solutions in several key areas. One example project will be introduced that covers the whole stack from business need over data collection and analytics to predictions based on that data.


Ralf is strategic program manager in the network enablement team within Intel Labs Europe (ILE). He holds a Diploma from the University of Halle/Wittenberg in Business Informatics. His technical background is Internet services and network security from a position with Cable& Wireless between 1998 and 2000. Ralf joined Intel for the first time in 2000, working as senior consultant, system architect and project manager in professional services projects within Intel Solution Services. He managed consulting projects with major German industry companies. Between 2008 and 2011 Ralf worked for Nofilis, a software and services company specialized in RFID, AutoID and Real-Time Location Services. His focus there was HW/SW solution design and Europe-wide project management. Most German car manufacturers belonged to his customers.  In 2011 he joined Intel again. He is now managing strategic programs related to academic relations of the ILE network and the communication and collaboration of labs within the ILE network. Since beginning of 2012 he is managing the ILE OpenLab in Munich. He established the first IoT ignition lab for Intel in Europe which was opened in May 2014 in Munich.