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Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley November 3-5 in Santa Clara!


The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices--computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors--connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo in Santa Clara. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Expanded Tracks!
Delegates to @ThingsExpo West will be able to attend three separate, information-packed tracks:

  • IoT | Big Data & Analytics
  • IoT | Wearables
  • IoT | Industrial Internet

There are 45 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.


We'll see you in Santa Clara!



Day 2 Keynote | The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities
Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years.

In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She shared what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.
Themes & Topics to Be Discussed

Consumer IoT
• Wearables
• Smart Appliances
• Smart Cars
• Smartphones 2.0
• Automation
• Smart Travel
• Personal Fitness
• Health Care
• Personalized Marketing
• Customized Shopping
• Personal Finance
• The Digital Divide
• Mobile Cash & Markets
• Games & The IoT
• The Future of Education
• Virtual Reality

Enterprise IoT
• The Business Case for
x IoT
• Smart Grids
• Smart Cities
• Smart Transportation
• The Smart Home
• M2M
• Authentication/Security
• Wiring the IoT
• The Internet of
x Everything
• Digital Transformation
x of Enterprise IT
• Agriculture
• Transportation
• Manufacturing
• Local & State
x Government
• Federal Government

IoT Developers | WebRTC Summit
• Eclipse Foundation
• Cloud Foundry
• Linux Containers
• Node-Red
• Open Source Hardware
• Ajax and the IoT
• Leveraging SOA
• Multi-Cloud IoT
• Evolving Standards
• WebSockets
• Security & Privacy
x Protocols
• GPS & Proximity
x Services
• Bluetooth/RFID/etc
• XMPP
• Nest Labs



The Top Keynotes, the Best Sessions, a Rock Star Faculty and the Most Qualified Delegates of ANY Internet of Things Event!


The future of computing lies in these things. As computing takes a much more active role in our lives it will at the same time become much more invisible. Internet of Things Expo will address the challenges in getting from where we are today to this future.
 
The high-energy event is a must-attend for senior technologists from CEOs on down – including CIOs, CTOs, directors of infrastructure, VPs of technology, IT directors and managers, network and storage managers, network engineers, enterprise architects, and communications and networking specialists.




Power Panel | The Internet of Things: A New Age
The Internet of Things is not only adding billions of sensors and billions of terabytes to the Internet. It is also forcing a fundamental change in the way we envision Information Technology. For the first time, more data is being created by devices at the edge of the Internet rather than from centralized systems. What does this mean for today's IT professional?

In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo - moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff - Brendan O'Brien, Chief Evangelist and a Co-founder at Aria Systems; Ian Khan, Manager - Innovation & Marketing at Solgenia; Dave Landa, chief operating officer of Cybozu Corp (kintone US); and Esmeralda Swartz, VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS, at Ericsson; addressed this very serious issue of profound change in the industry.
Benefits of Attending the Three-Day Technical Program
  LEARNexactly why Internet of Things is relevant today from an economic, business and technology standpoint.
  HEAR first-hand from industry experts the common issues and requirements for creating a platform for the Internet of Things.
  SEE what new tools and approaches the Internet of Things requires.
  DISCOVER how to drive a distributed approach to the Internet of Things, where applications move to the data.
  FIND OUThow the vast volumes of new data produced by the Internet of Things provides a valuable new source of business insight through advanced analytical techniques.
  MASTER how the ongoing development of smart cities, cars, and houses will enhance connectivity infrastructure.
Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT- Moderated by Jason Bloomberg
In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetić, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.


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@ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Sessions Include..

Ubiquitous Comms Thru WebRTC
By Mark Castleman

How WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous comms cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. The transformational nature of comms is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mark Castleman serves the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent. Mark's first task at BL was to create and head a new program of innovation: Future X Labs. Mark's program of designers and developers in FXL collaborates with global research teams to construct market validated proto-solutions utilizing agile methods for rapid iteration and validation. [continued]

Redefining Airline-Passenger Experience Using IoT
By Shyam Varan Nath & Sarah Cooper

Today Air Travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. We'll explore the enabling IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving this change including privacy controls, data transparency and integration of real time context with predictive analytics. We'll conclude with a look forward to tomorrow's Smart Airports where Airlines use Connected Baggage to predict plane fuel levels, security is ubiquitous and your seat remembers you. [continued]

Speaker Bios:Shyam is Principal Architect with GE, with focus on Industrial Internet and Big Data Analytics for machine and sensor. Shyam has 23 years of industry experience with companies like IBM, Oracle, Deloitte and Halliburton. He has MBA and MS in Computer Science from FAU, Boca Raton FL.

Dr. Sarah Cooper is M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering. She was named 2014 "Top 100 Wireless Industry Experts" by TodaysWirelessWorld and Connected World "Women of M2M". The only female member of OASIS MQTT TC, she's an SGIP member, an internationally recognized speaker, holds multiple patents and still codes regularly. [continued]

Evolution from Big Data to Smart Data
By Paul Turner

As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from big data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as "smart systems" provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. Paul Turner, technology evangelist for Cloudian, will address how and where we'll see smart data first make an impact. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul Turner is Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian. He is responsible for product strategy, planning, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of smart storage architectures. Mr. Turner came to Cloudian with nearly 25 years of product development and marketing management leadership, including ten years at NetApp where he led the Product Strategy Office, He's originally from Ireland and studied Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin. [continued]

How the Internet of Things Will Be Realized Through the Light Bulb
By Upal Basu

One of the biggest barriers for adoption of IOT in commercial and residential buildings is the cost of installing and maintaining new sensors inside existing buildings. By replacing existing lights with LED + Wireless Controls + New sensors, one can create a Smart Building by leveraging existing infrastructure that already exists inside all buildings. New use case includes energy management, occupancy optimization, and security. NGP as an investor in this space brings unique insights that we can share. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Upal Basu has been a pioneer in the mobile enterprise industry for over 15 years. In 2000 he founded one of the world's first mobile device management companies, Mformation Technologies, which in 2013 was managing over 500 million devices worldwide. For the last five years, as Partner at Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), he has been focused on investing in mobile enterprise companies and entrepreneurs in both developed and emerging economies. Having lived and worked in the US, India and Europe, he brings a truly global perspective to the mobile enterprise industry. [continued]

Future of Information Storage with ISS Storcium and Ceph
By Alex Gorbachev

The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In the session we will share foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as our design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage consumers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Alex Gorbachev is President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., the company which he formed in 1994. Alex has designed scalable mission critical systems for the federal, enterprise, manufacturing and healthcare industries, and has a specific interest in disaster prevention and preparedness. He leads the innovative, dedicated and resourceful team of professionals at ISS and collaborates with development and deployment teams worldwide. [continued]

The IoT Cloud & Future of Innovation
By Ian Khan

Learn how the IoT Cloud will power the world of tomorrow and why managing IoT through Cloud is as important as Cloud Computing itself. Learn how devices of tomorrow will work on business models that reflect a new business strategy and a way to consume services. Powered by the Cloud and made possible by high-tech manufacturing, sensors and devices with one-way and even two-way ability of control will devise a new IoT Cloud enabled world. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer. [continued]

Context, Wearables, and WebRTC: Communication Next
By Cary Bran

Big data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. Please join Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, for an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform. [continued]

Speaker Bio: As VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics, Bran leads the R&D of next generation software and device concepts and products, including efforts to deliver integrations between wearable devices and web browsers via WebRTC. Cary leads PLT Labs, a multi-disciplinary team that works to identify and develop wearable technologies. [continued]

How Databases Can Stop Playing Catch-Up with the IoT
By Chad Jones

The IoT is upon us, but today's databases, built on 30-year-old math, require multiple platforms to create a single solution. Data demands of the IoT require Big Data systems that can handle ingest, transactions and analytics concurrently adapting to varied situations as they occur, with speed at scale. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Chad Jones is an entrepreneur, thought leader and venture investor across multiple industries. His unique vision takes big ideas from inception through execution resulting in highly profitable outcomes including six exits to companies such as Microsoft, VMware and Intel. He has over eighteen years' experience driving strategic initiatives for start-ups and F50 companies alike and has traveled the planet discussing a vision for a better world through technology. [continued]

Transforming Brick and Mortar Retail through IoT
By Brandon Schulz

With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, we'll be looking at the transformation of the Retail customer experience in Brick and Mortar stores. Questions we'll address include: will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and analyzed? As an area of investment, how might a retail company move towards an innovation methodology to bring new IoT solutions to market? Warning: this session will be interactive and involve current prototypes for discussion. Be prepared to go beyond theory and get into application. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Brandon is the director of Luxoft IoT - Retail, located in Seattle, WA. In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction to future technology development for business value unique to Retail. Brandon works closely with Fortune 500 Retail Innovation Labs developing solutions that may be launched anywhere from 12 months to 5 years in the future. Working closely with Engineering and Product teams in this fashion also allows him the chance to get his hands dirty in sorting out what makes sense from a customer and user experience perspective when applying IoT solutions to the real world. [continued]

The Business Case for IoT
By Dave McCarthy

Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the "newest shiny object syndrome" is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity. Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools to creating feedback loops improving product design to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from disparate devices and applying data analytics and, ultimately, business logic to that data. Properly implemented (and I do mean properly), IoT can effectively deliver these business outcomes. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University. [continued]

The Analytics Value Chain – The Key to Delivering Value in IoT
By Dr. Dale Skeen

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the digitization of physical assets including sensors, devices, machines, gateways, and the network. It creates possibilities for significant value creation and new revenue generating business models via data democratization and ubiquitous analytics across IoT networks. The explosion of data in all forms in IoT requires a more robust and broader lens in order to enable smarter timely actions and better outcomes. Business operations become the key driver of IoT applications and projects. Business operations, IT, and data scientists need advanced analytics tools incorporating predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, and machine learning for rapid development and innovation to divine timely value out of IoT networks. In this technical session, Dr. Dale Skeen, Co-Founder & CTO of Vitria Technology, will introduce the concept of the analytics value chain with real-life case studies to show how customers across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments are creating significant business value by addressing timely outcomes. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr. Dale Skeen is the Co-Founder and CTO of Vitria Technology, where he is responsible for the overall technological direction and product development. A computer scientist at heart, Dr. Skeen is currently spearheading innovative advancements of analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data initiatives. For more than 25 years, Dr. Skeen has designed and implemented large-scale computing and fast data systems for some of the world's leading companies in Financial Services, Telecoms, and Energy. He is a recognized industry visionary in Publish-Subscribe Communications, Intelligent Business Process Management, and Real-Time Analytics, with dozens of patented inventions in these areas. Prior to co-founding Vitria, Dr. Skeen was the Co-Founder of TIBCO Software, where he served as the Chief Scientist. Dr. Skeen has held faculty positions at the University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University. Dr. Skeen has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley. [continued]

IoT and the Rise of Hyper-Contextual Marketing
By Dr. Nathan Treloar

Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn't exist in traditional PC or Mobile Web applications. This rich data, or "context", enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. We'll explore examples of brands transforming their businesses by tapping into this powerful aspect of the IoT. We'll also review some emerging techniques being used for hyper-contextual engagement in consumer IoT apps. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Nate is President and Co-founder of Bebaio, a provider of app development and marketing solutions for consumer mobile and Internet of Things applications. He is a respected expert and speaker on search, data mining, and contextual analysis, and has advised hundreds of the world's largest companies on their applications. [continued]

Service Providers Maintain Value Through IoT-Cloud Service Centric Use Cases
By Dennis Ward

IoT is the next development of how the Internet is applied to the world. TAM for M2M/IoT is estimated at $19 trillion. The IoT device count in the billions but will not traverse the service providers' networks. Service providers and vendors are struggling to understand how to map the TAM dollars to real use cases, optimal technology approaches, and profitable business models. This session focuses on the Service Provider/Operator phase transformations that will occur. In Phase I Service Providers will focus primarily on building out their infrastructure virtualization. In Phase II Service Providers will focus on monetization or IoT business. IoT is the next development of how the Internet is applied to the world. TAM for M2M/IoT is estimated at $19 trillion. The IoT device count in the billions but will not traverse the service providers' networks. Service providers and vendors are struggling to understand how to map the TAM dollars to real use cases, optimal technology approaches, and profitable business models. This session focuses on the Service Provider/Operator phase transformations that will occur. In Phase I Service Providers will focus primarily on building out their infrastructure virtualization. In Phase II Service Providers will focus on monetization or IoT business. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dennis Ward has twenty-six years of experience in the datacom and telecom industries. His research examines key aspects defining successful strategies in M2M/IoT. His target includes Industrial IoT and Smart-Connected City use cases for service providers and large enterprises that transcend the traditional vertical segments today. His experience allows for an insightful yet practical approach to advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise clients on business development and marketing and strategies within industry solution space. [continued]

Five Ways to Avoid Traffic Jams on the Internet of Things
By Reza Naghibi

As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they're merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won't be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations who are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data—will YOUR infrastructure scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world? Explore five core infrastructure upgrades that will not only prepare you for the IoT, but will keep your business driving in the fast lane. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Reza Naghibi has over 10 years experience building large scale enterprise systems. Reza is particularly focused on maximizing system performance, efficiency, response time, and uptime. Reza is currently a senior software engineer at Varnish Software. [continued]

Gaining IoT Insight with Real Time Predictive Analytics
By Clemens Szyperski

As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of streaming data in the cloud with an enterprise grade SLA. It features built-in integration with Azure Machine Learning, enabling you to invoke machine learning modules over streaming data to perform anomaly detection, classification, and other predictive analytics in real time. This session will detail how to build out an end-to-end stream processing solution with machine learning to address the modern business requirement of transforming data into insight, prediction, and action. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Clemens Szyperski joined Microsoft through its Research division in 1999 and has been in many roles and divisions since. Roles included Principal Architect and Principal Software Development Engineer. Today, he is a Principal Group Software Engineering Manager. He built and runs the team that delivered the Azure Stream Analytics service in April 2015. Before Stream Analytics, Clemens led the effort that yielded the "M" language and underpinning mashup runtime that is used by Power Query for Excel, Power BI, Azure Data Movement Service, and Azure Data Factory. [continued]

The Business Case for Developing Connected Car Apps
By Narayan Sainaney

While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there. The business case for connected car apps is growing and with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Narayan Sainaney is a technology entrepreneur and business strategist with over 21 years of expertise working on high profile products for Microsoft, Adobe and Aldus. When not working, Narayan is an avid sailor and amateur astronomer and may or may not have found life in space. [continued]

Don't Quit, IoT Retrofit. An Open Cloud Services Platform to Solve Water Scarcity.
By Lee Williams

A producer of the first smartphones and tablets, presenter Lee M. Williams will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. Lee's presentation will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into our retrofit option that reverse engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so they don't have to be replaced and are instantly converted to become smart, connected devices. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Lee is the Chief Operating Officer for ETwater. A producer of breakthrough technology products and services, including some of the first smartphones and tablets, he's applying a deep expertise in mobile network technology, software development, and operating systems to design and develop the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services for ETwater. He was Executive Director and Chairman of the Symbian Foundation in the UK and has headed up product divisions at Nokia, Iomega, Symbol, Palm, and Be. [continued]

Critical Communications for IoT
By Imad Mouline

Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives isn't the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There's a huge opportunity for "industrial IoT" and "Smart Cities" to impact the world in the same capacity – especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as soon as they are needed to take action. This session will cover the opportunity for various industries like healthcare, manufacturing and government to enable two-way and multi-modal communications between devices and the "need-to-know" people during critical situations to reduce the impact of negative incidents, and even, save lives. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Imad Mouline is the chief technology officer for Everbridge. In this role, Mouline is responsible for Everbridge's market strategy, product roadmap, innovation, and research and development. Mouline joined Everbridge in 2011, when the company acquired CloudFloor, an enterprise cloud management company where he was co-founder and CTO. Prior to CloudFloor, Mouline served as CTO of Compuware's Application Performance Management Solutions division, which was formed when the company acquired Gomez, a provider of web performance management solutions, where Mouline was CTO. Before this, he served as CTO of S1 Corporation, a provider of financial services solutions. [continued]

Wearables in the Workplace
By Kevin Roberts

With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it's only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. At The Cloud Expo, Kevin will discuss the value of business applications on wearable devices, use cases and predictions for the evolution of wearables in the workplace. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Kevin Roberts is the GM of Platform at FinancialForce.com. He has over 25 years of back office systems integration experience across a variety of technical environments and is a key figure in the Salesforce, Force.com and FinancialForce.com ecosystems. He has been with FinancialForce.com since its inception in 2009. [continued]

Big Data Becomes Fast and Accelerated with IoT
By Mark Clayman

The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight. [continued]

Speaker Bio: As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark is responsible for all Sales, Marketing and Operations at TriCore. His focus is to enhance TriCore's Customer experience by educating the market and current Customers on TriCore's existing and new service capabilities, and continuously improving the long tradition of excellent service. In short, Mark is responsible for optimizing service delivery operations throughout TriCore. He is tasked with creating TriCore's long term vision and strategy and ultimately, the company's growth. [continued]

WebRTC Business Models Beyond Video Conferencing
By Luis Lopez

WebRTC services have already permeated in corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyze a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In this talk we introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas such as entertainment, video surveillance, interactive media broadcasting, gaming or advertising. To conclude, we discuss their potential business applications beyond plain call models. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr. Luis Lopez is associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he works in the creation of advanced multimedia communication technologies. Dr. Lopez research ideas have generated more than 60 scientific and technical publications and have been included into research and industrial projects such as FIWARE and NUBOMEDIA. Currently Dr. Lopez leads the Kurento (http://www.kurento.org) initiative. [continued]

Stop Thinking "Product"; Start Thinking "Service"
By Dave Friedman

Manufacturing connected IoT versions of traditional products requires more than multiple deep technology skills. It also requires a shift in mindset, to realize that connected, sensor-enabled "things" act more like services than what we usually think of as products. When sensors start generating detailed real-world data about products and how they're being used, smart manufacturers can use the data to create additional revenue streams, such as improved warranties or premium features. Or slash maintenance costs by replacing parts before they fail. Or learn from the data to iterate better products that give customers what they really want. [continued]

Speaker Bio: David Friedman is the CEO and co-founder of Ayla Networks, a leading end-to-end cloud platform for the Internet of Things. Prior to founding Ayla Networks, David served as Vice President, business development for ZeroG Wireless, a company providing low-power Wi-Fi products to the embedded space. In that role, David forged partnerships with leading micro-controller companies, and built relationships with OEMs serving a variety of markets including health, fitness, home controls and smart energy. [continued]

WebRTC Beyond Audio and Video
By Dr Silvia Pfeiffer

WebRTC is about the data channel as much as about video and audio conferencing. However, basically all commercial WebRTC applications have been built with a focus on audio and video. The handling of "data" has been limited to text chat and file download - all other data sharing seems to end with screensharing. What is holding back a more intensive use of peer-to-peer data?

In this session we look at different existing uses of peer-to-peer data sharing and how it can become useful in a live session to enable richer collaboration using WebRTC and HTML5. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr Silvia Pfeiffer is WebRTC Applications Team Lead at National ICT Australia, where she manages the invention, implementation, user testing, and deployment of new WebRTC applications. This team publishes the open source http://rtc.io/ node modules and is preparing a WebRTC spin-in called Coviu. Silvia has been heavily involved in the W3C Web standards work during her time at Google and at Mozilla. She is also the author of "The Definitive Guide to HTML5 Video" and "Beginning HTML5 Media". [continued]

IoT and the Future of Education
By Chris Witeck

The Internet of Things has the potential to disrupt all industries, not just consumer, as businesses leverage the new insights and capabilities enabled by new devices/things, automation, integration and analytics, etc… to transform how they do business.

One industry ripe for disruption is higher education. Colleges and universities are being challenged with serving more students and at the same time ensuring successful student outcomes. This session will take a closer look at the potential of IoT in providing the platform for the next generation classroom, helping schools to easily offer a blended learning environment for students inside and outside of the classroom. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Chris Witeck is a Principal Technology Strategist at Citrix, where he works as a member of the Citrix Labs team to research and cultivate new technologies that will extend the value of Citrix solutions. Before joining Citrix, Chris served as Senior Director of Product Marketing at iPass where he owned the road map and product launches for the iPass Open Mobile enterprise mobility solution. Prior to iPass, Chris was the Director of Remote Access Product Management at SonicWALL and Director of Product Marketing at Aventail. [continued]

Canary Launches: A Continuous Delivery Best Practice
By John Kodumal

Canary launches are a best practice in continuous delivery, used by teams at Google, Amazon and LinkedIn. A canary launch is rolling out features to a small number of users to assess the overall system reaction. Canary releases allow software teams to produce better software, quicker. Learn the benefits of canary launches, as well as how you can use canary launches in your own development lifecycle. [continued]

Speaker Bio: John Kodumal is CTO and cofounder of LaunchDarkly, a continuous delivery platform. John was a development manager at Atlassian, where he led engineering for the Atlassian Marketplace. Prior to that he was an architect at Coverity, where he worked on static and dynamic analysis algorithms. He has a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley in programming languages and type systems, and a BS from Harvey Mudd College. [continued]

The IoT Cloud & Future of Innovation
By Ian Khan & Ermanno Bonifazi

Learn how the IoT Cloud will power the world of tomorrow and why managing IoT through Cloud is as important as Cloud Computing itself. Learn how devices of tomorrow will work on business models that reflect a new business strategy and a way to consume services. Powered by the Cloud and made possible by high-tech manufacturing, sensors and devices with one-way and even two-way ability of control will devise a new IoT Cloud enabled world. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

Ermanno is a visionary entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in creating value for shareholders and growing his organizations. As the Founder and CEO of Solgenia, he brings forward new technologies through innovative and key enterprise solutions that address key business needs through the Cloud. He currently leads Solgenia globally through 350 employees worldwide and a strategy to be one of the leading Enterprise Cloud solution providers worldwide. His ongoing role is to establish the strategic and business goals of the company, coordinate the implementation of those business goals and provide direct input in the development of new, innovative products. [continued]

Synergizing Big Data and IoT
By Tony Shan

This talk explores the synergy of Big Data and IoT. We first take a closer look at the Internet of Things and Big Data individually, in terms of what, which, why, where, when, who, how and how much. Then we explore the relationship between IoT and Big Data. Specifically, we drill down to how the 4Vs aspects intersect with IoT: Volume, Variety, Velocity and Value. In turn, we analyze how the key components of IoT influence Big Data: Device, Connectivity, Context, and Intelligence. We dive deep to the matrix chart of the 1-to-1 mapping separately. Subsequently, we investigate the interplay of IoT and Big Data with the business scenarios, in the role of foundational enabler, building block, data source, event channel, signal trigger, collaboration, and synthesization. Case studies will be discussed to further dissect the interplay in real-world business solutions. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and technology visionary with decades of project experience and guru-level expertise on big data and SMAC, leading large-scale innovations and transformation of complex systems in Fortune 500 companies. He authored many publications and books, and is a regular speaker and organizer in conferences. [continued]

Clean & Green: IoT's Impact on Smart Buildings
By Dan Levine

When it comes to IoT in the enterprise, namely the commercial building and hospitality markets, a benefit not getting the attention it deserves is energy efficiency, and IoT's direct impact on a cleaner, greener environment when installed in smart buildings. Until now clean technology was offered piecemeal and led with point solutions that require significant systems integration to orchestrate and deploy. There didn't exist a 'top down' approach that can manage and monitor the way a Smart Building actually breathes - immediately flagging overheating in a closet, or over cooling in unoccupied hotel rooms. This discussion will explain how IoT can underpin sustainable solutions for energy efficient building environments, and in the years to come, how it will become a standard that tenants, occupants and Smart Building management can come to trust and rely on as a foundation of their green IT strategies. The talk will cite specific examples from premier hotels and large office complexes. [continued]

Speaker Bio: With 20 years of experience leading the integration of smart home and smart building technologies, Dan Levine serves as CEO and co-founder of CytexOne Technology, integrator of Internet of Things (IoT), Machine to Machine (M2M) and Audio Visual (AV) technologies that create connected and efficient buildings of the future. Levine is committed to leading CytexOne as it expands its breadth to support multiple industries, from luxury homes, to smart offices, and hotels and resorts. With 300 customers including 5 star hotels and media companies, CytexOne is growing a national presence. Prior to co-founding CytexOne, Levine served as vice president at CBE wireless, where he managed a team of 15 people with over 12,000 pager customers and up to 500 cellular phone activations a month. Levine attended State University of New York at Stony Brook and Georgia Tech University, with an emphasis on computer engineering [continued]

The Emergence of the Quantified Small Business
By Roger Meike

Sensors and effectors of IoT are solving problems in new ways, but small businesses have been slow to join the quantified world. They'll need information from IoT using applications as varied as the businesses themselves. I'll show how IoT manufacturers can use open standards, public APIs and custom apps to enable the Quantified Small Business. I'll use a Raspberry Pi to connect sensors to web services, and cloud integration to connect accounting and data, providing a Bluetooth LE workflow, iBeacon-based time tracking, and sensor-driven invoices. The quantified small business will not only be possible; it will be the norm. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Roger is a Distinguished Engineer and Director of Technology Innovation at Intuit Inc investigating intelligent systems, internet of things, wearables and cryptocurrency. He brings experience from world class research organizations including PARC, Research In Motion, Sun Microsystems Labs and Interval Research as well as several start-ups. [continued]

Demystify Analytics - From Idea to Insight in 7 Minutes
By Chris Harrold

In this practical demonstration, participants will see how they can perform a simple, but meaningful analysis of social sentiment data using freely available and easy to deploy tools. Participants will be equipped with the download links, scripts, and complete step-by-step walkthrough of the analysis from start to finish. Participants will be provided with the practical knowledge to take their analysis to the next level and get buy in from their management and executive leadership by showcasing how easy it can be to add a social analytics package to their overall data analytics strategy. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Chris Harrold is the Global CTO for Big Data Solutions for EMC Corporation.Chris has a 20+ year career in Information Technology. His roles include operations support, applications development, and security management. Currently he is working on the new Analytics platforms and data-as-a-service models he is developing for EMC. [continued]

General Session | A Cloud and Internet of Things Way of Thinking: From Egosystems to Ecosystems
By Esmeralda Swartz

The buzz continues for cloud, data analytics and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their collective impact across all industries. But a new conversation is emerging - how do companies use industry disruption and technology enablers to lead in markets undergoing change, uncertainty and ambiguity? Organizations of all sizes need to evolve and transform, often under massive pressure, as industry lines blur and merge and traditional business models are assaulted and turned upside down. In this new data-driven world, marketplaces reign supreme while interoperability, APIs and applications deliver unique customer value for new go-to-market models based on a cloud and IoT way of working. Analytics, IoT service mashups, fail fast business models and contextual data streams enable data to become the new currency for digital citizens and businesses and will determine business success or failure. In this session we will share industry use cases for enterprises who are successfully transforming and evolving their business models through a new way of working and interacting with customers, partners and suppliers across the data marketplace. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks. [continued]

How to IoTize
By Tony Shan

The IoT market is on track to hit $7.1 trillion in 2020. The reality is that only a handful of companies are ready for this massive demand. There are a lot of barriers, paint points, traps, and hidden roadblocks. How can we deal with these issues and challenges? The paradigm has changed. Old-style ad-hoc trial-and-error ways will certainly lead you to the dead end. What is mandatory is an overarching and adaptive approach to effectively handle the rapid changes and exponential growth. This talk presents a methodical framework to guide the systematic adoption and enablement of IoT implementations, composed of the following modules: Prototype, Extend, Assess, Strategize, Formulate, Accelerate, Initiate, and Revamp (PEAS FAIR). We will drill down to individual components in each module. Working examples will be discussed to illustrate the pragmatic use of this method in the real world, along with best practices and lessons learned to help organizations IoTize in a holistic manner. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and visionary practitioner with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed the systematic development lifecycle of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms in complex environments. He delivers forward-thinking consulting and insightful advisory to executives at Fortune 100 companies on strategization and operationalization of Big Data, IoT, cloud, SMAC, EA, etc. He drives pragmatic innovation and incubation in the frontiers like Big Data Engineering and IoTization. He is a regular speaker and organizer in preeminent conferences, a book author, an editor/editorial advisory board of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums. [continued]

Monetizing IoT: Show me the Money
By Chris Kocher

The Internet of Things (IoT) is growing rapidly by extending current technologies, products and networks. By 2020, Cisco estimates there will be 50 billion connected devices. Gartner has forecast revenues of over $300 billion, just to IoT suppliers. Now is the time to figure out how you'll make money – not just create innovative products. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Chris Kocher, a 30-year veteran of Silicon Valley and multiple innovation and investment cycles, brings a wealth of strategic and hands-on operating experience to help companies build both revenue and shareholder value. He works with companies on innovating with new business models and product strategies in disruptive markets. Chris is a founder and managing director of Grey Heron, a venture acceleration consulting firm. He has worked with investors, CEOs and executive teams to help build winners and grow long-term value. Along the way, Grey Heron has worked with more than 100 companies, built breakout category leaders, helped raise over $500 million, and supported multiple advantageous exits. Clients range from early-stage startups to Fortune 500 firms including Apple, Cisco, HP, Oracle and Visa. [continued]

Applying IoT to Reduce Losses in Electric Power Distribution
By Mischa Steiner-Jovic

Electric power utilities face relentless pressure on their financial performance and reducing distribution grid losses is one of the last untapped opportunities to meet their business goals. Combining IoT-enabled sensors and cloud-based data analytics, utilities now are able to find, quantify and reduce losses faster - and with a smaller IT footprint. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mischa has held various engineering and project management roles. He is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events on the smart grid and was a voting member during the inception of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. Mischa holds degrees in Mathematics, Electrical Engineering, and Wireless Electronics Engineering. [continued]

The Road Ahead: Requirements for Driving the IoT from Hype to Reality
By Todd Greene

The Internet of Everything is re-shaping technology trends–moving away from "request/response" architecture to an "always-on" Streaming Web where data is in constant motion and secure, reliable communication is an absolute necessity. As more and more THINGS go online, the challenges that developers will need to address will only increase exponentially. [continued]

Speaker Bio:As an entrepreneur who has founded and successfully sold companies across the software spectrum, Todd helps shape the PubNub vision of revolutionizing the way people interact online. Todd most recently was CEO of Loyalize, an Audience Participation company successfully sold to Function(x) (FNCX), a Robert F.X. Sillerman company, where he designed the first-ever massively multi-user Social TV mobile and web applications licensed to companies like Viacom and Yahoo. [continued]

Creating Our Super Powers with the Next 20B Computers
By Chris Matthieu

There will be 20 billion IoT devices connected to the Internet soon. What if we could control these devices with our voice, mind, or gestures? What if we could teach these devices how to talk to each other? What if these devices could learn how to interact with us (and each other) to make our lives better? What if Jarvis was real? How can I gain these super powers? I'll show you! [continued]

Speaker Bio: Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, a communications-as-a-service cloud platform which was acquired by Voxeo. Follow him on Twitter: @ChrisMatthieu [continued]

Sensor Analytics Ecosystems, Fulfilling the IoT Potential
By Joseph di Paolantonio

The Internet of Things )IoT), in all its myriad manifestations, has great potential. Much of that potential comes from the evolving data management and analytic (DMA) technologies and processes that allow us to gain insight from all of the IoT data that can be generated and gathered. This potential may never be met as those data sets are tied to specific industry verticals and single markets, with no clear way to use IoT data and sensor analytics to fulfill the hype being given the IoT today. More important are the solution spaces that can only be addressed through the convergence of the IoT with DMA. These solution spaces are being defined by cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic factors. Building upon my talk @ThingsExpo from last year, this talk will explore how these solution spaces will come together as sensor analytics ecosystems (SAE) to bring the IoT to fulfillment. We will examine how organizations can benefit from the IoT through SAE marketplaces, communities and APIs. We will touch upon an IoT maturity model and show how SAE evolve from this model. Organizations need to incorporate the advantages of IoT today and participate in SAE by 2020. Those that don't won't be around in 2025. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Joseph di Paolantonio began working with IoT data in 2000 when his consultancy and system integration firm partnered with RFID companies, integrating RFID data into supply chain datamarts. He began focusing more on connected data solutions as complex systems of systems in 2007. Over the past three years, his research has focused on defining solution spaces that are uniquely addressed by combining Internet of Things with data management and analytics technologies and processes. Building upon his laboratory work developing photovoltaic and fuel cell systems, creating Bayesian risk models for aerospace systems, and leveraging data analytics into new business opportunities, Joseph will continue his research in Sensor Analytics Ecosystems and making sense of the IoT using a framework of cultural, regulatory, environmental, political and economic factors. He has been an independent industry analysts and consulting data scientist as DataArchon since 2005. Prior to this, Joseph was the CEO of InterActive Systems and Consulting, Inc, spun off from The Williams Cos. in 2000. [continued]

Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery
By Anders Wallgren

Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges. Security, privacy, and unified standards are a few key issues. In addition, each IoT product is comprised of (at least) 3 separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend service, and the mobile application for the end user's controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target – this makes the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software updates for IoT more problematic. How do you coordinate the diverse moving parts that must come together when developing your IoT product or updating each of its components? [continued]

Speaker Bio:Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 15 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia's Director 7 and various Shockwave products. [continued]

Gamification and Rewards Programs Utilizing the IoT
By Robert Endo

Most people haven't heard the word, "gamification," even though they probably, and perhaps unwittingly, participate in it every day.

Gamification is "the process of adding games or game-like elements to something (as a task) so as to encourage participation." Further, gamification is about bringing game mechanics—rules, constructs, processes, and methods—into the real world in an effort to engage people [continued]

Speaker Bio:Robert Endo is owner and engagement manager of Intrepid Data, a company that develops platforms and configures systems that manage, monetize, operate, and extend web and mobile applications that revolve around the Internet of Things. He is also associated with the Chicago Toy & Game Group as a strategic advisor. [continued]

Building a Global IoT Community
By Guilherme Chapiewski

The promise of IoT is to have all things connected, feeding data and pushing content and solutions. This connectivity and the data from it has the potential to provide richer customer experiences, better business results, and much more informed consumers. So what happens when we take what is personal and enhance it with technology?[continued]

Speaker Bio:Guilherme has over 15 years of experience in developing and delivering large scale applications using a broad variety of programming languages and platforms. He's a deeply technical engineer that has a passion for creating high-quality user experiences and products that can impact people's lives. At Tile, he's been responsible for building one of the most exciting IoT (Internet of Things) products out there and leads all things engineering at Tile from iOS and Android mobile apps to e-commerce, mobile APIs, back-end systems, data infrastructure and data science, firmware, hardware and quality assurance/engineering. Before Tile, he was Senior Director of Mobile Engineering at Yahoo! [continued]

Monetising Proximity Intelligence
By Alec McCullie

Beacon technology offers a new way for companies to deliver value to their customers by enabling micro-location based interaction at every physical touch point. This knowledge opens up a new playground for creating personalized services and inventing new experiences between a company and its customers, but how exactly can organisations monetise this? For the past two years we have heard about mobile notifications and messaging, but this has not taken off and could be considered spamming. In this paper we discuss how organisations can go beyond advertising, to delivering and monetising valuable services that have never existed before. [continued]

Speaker Bio:Alec heads up international operations at Sensorberg GmbH, the German market leaders in proximity marketing. Alec heads up international operations at Sensorberg GmbH, the German market leaders in proximity marketing. They currently have over 450 pilot projects run by clients or partners, 45,000 Beacons under management and a reach of 11 million app users in the DACH region. [continued]


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@ThingsExpo New York Sessions Included

Opening Keynote | Geek Girls Are Chic: 5 Career Hacks
By Sandy Carter

Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. [continued]

Speaker Bio: A recognized leader in social business, best-selling author, and one of the most influential people in Web 2.0 technology, Sandy Carter is IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist. She is responsible for IBM's worldwide focus on building and expanding the Cloud ecosystem for ISVs, Entrepreneurs, Developers, and Academics, which influences one third of the revenue for IBM. Previously, Sandy was Vice President, Social Business Evangelism and Sales, responsible for setting the direction for IBM's Social Business initiative, where she led the team to five years of #1 market share per IDC. [continued]

Day 2 Keynote | The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities
By Manjula Talreja

Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years. In this session, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, will discuss IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She will share what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Manjula Talreja is currently a Vice President in Cisco's Consulting Services group - the company's business and IT technology consulting arm - where she manages the Global Service Provider business worldwide and drive the Cloud practice. In these roles, she engages with Service Provider executives and enterprise CIOs to help them transform their business as a result of the digital disruption fueled by the Internet of Everything (IoE), Analytics, Cloud and Network virtualization. [continued]

Day 3 Keynote | Virtustream: A Blue Collar Unicorn
By Rodney Rogers

Rodney Rogers, CEO of Virtustream, discusses the evolution of the company from inception to its recent acquisition by EMC – including personal insights, lessons learned (and some WTF moments) along the way. Learn how Virtustream's unique approach of combining the economics and elasticity of the consumer cloud model with proper performance, application automation and security into a platform became a breakout success with enterprise customers and a natural fit for the EMC Federation. [continued]

Speaker Bio: With over 25 years in the Information Technology Services industry, Rodney Rogers is a well-recognized thought leader and successful entrepreneur. Currently, Rodney is a co-founder, Chairman and CEO of Virtustream, a leading cloud software and services provider. Virtustream introduced the first consumption-based hybrid cloud software and IaaS platform capable of providing commercial application latency performance guarantees for running mission-critical enterprise class applications on modern multi-tenant cloud architectures. In May of 2015, Virtustream signed a definitive agreement to be acquired by EMC for $1.2 billion. [continued]

General Session | Moving From Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces
By Esmeralda Swartz

Connected things, systems and people can provide information to other things, systems and people and initiate actions for each other that result in new service possibilities. By taking a look at the impact of Internet of Things when it transitions to a highly connected services marketplace we can understand how connecting the right "things" and leveraging the right partners can provide enormous impact to your business' growth and success. This exciting emergence of layers of service offerings across a growing partner ecosystem can be monetized for the benefit of smart digital citizens, enterprises and society. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Esmeralda Swartz is VP, Marketing Enterprise and Cloud, BUSS. She has spent 15 years as a marketing, product management, and business development technology executive bringing disruptive technologies and companies to market. Esmeralda was CMO of MetraTech, now part of Ericsson. At MetraTech, Esmeralda was responsible for go-to-market strategy and execution for enterprise and SaaS products, product management, business development and partner programs. Prior to MetraTech, Esmeralda was co-founder, Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at Lightwolf Technologies, a big data management startup. She was previously co-founder and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development of Soapstone Networks, a developer of resource and service control software, now part of Extreme Networks. [continued]

General Session | Next Generation Cloud Services: EMC-Windstream Partnering to Drive Cloud Solutions
By Michael Piccininni & Mike Dietze

Review of Next Generation Cloud services, including Windstream-EMC Tier Storage solutions, to increase efficiencies, improve service delivery and enhance corporate cloud solution development. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Engaged in the Technology industry for more than 15 years in business development and management roles, Michael supports several of EMC's most strategic Cloud Service Provider relationships, including Windstream. His organization focuses on identification, solution development and joint go-to-market execution.

Mike Dietze is the Regional Director for Windstream Hosted Solutions where he manages a that team focuses on building cloud based solutions for Windstream's customers. He has over 15 years of experience in data center based solutions as a sales professional and leader. [continued]

General Session | Be the Disruptor - The Digital API Value Chain
By Laura Heritage

There will be 150 billion connected devices by 2020. New digital businesses have already disrupted value chains across every industries. APIs are at the center of the digital Business. You need to understand what assets you have that can be exposed digitally, what their digital value chain is, and how to create an effective business model around that value chain to compete in this economy. No enterprise can be complacent and not engage in the digital economy. Learn how to be the disruptor and not the disruptee. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Laura is a Director of API Strategy at SOA Software. In this role, she works with customer to establish API Business strategies and implement API and SOA Platforms. Previously Ms. Heritage served as a Product Line Manager at IBM and was responsible for establishing IBM¹s API Management business. [continued]

General Session | AgilData Sneak Peek: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Evolve with On-Demand Schemas
By Dan Lynn

The web app is Agile. The REST API is Agile. The testing and planning are Agile. But alas, Data infrastructures certainly are not. Once an application matures, changing the shape or indexing scheme of data often forces at best a top down planning exercise and at worst includes schema changes which force downtime. The time has come for a new approach that fundamentally advances the agility of distributed data infrastructures. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dan Lynn, CEO of CodeFutures Corporation, is an entrepreneur, technologist, teacher and technical leader with 14 years of experience in the software industry. He joins CodeFutures to advance the agile Big Data strategies in development around AgilData, CodeFutures' new agile Big Data platform designed to remove the complexity and limitations of current data management approaches. [continued]

The Emerging Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data Technologies and Their Impact on the U.S. Insurance Industry
By Michael Sick & James O'Neill

The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Michael Sick is a Senior Manager in IT Advisory within Ernst and Young's Financial Service Office. Over 18 years of professional service, Michael Sick has delivered solutions to Capital Markets, Insurance, Asset Management, Retail, Supply Chain Management, and Federal clients. His current areas of focus are on Big Data and Distributed Computing systems with deep experience with Hadoop (Hortonworks, MapR, Apache), Elasticsearch, HBase, Redshift, Spark and Kafka. He holds degrees in Politics and Geology from Guilford College in Greensboro, NC.

James O'Neill is a Senior Manager in EY's Insurance Advisory Services practice and leads Strategic Analytics initiatives for Americas Insurance Sector. During his 15 years of insurance industry experience, James has had the opportunity to work across the major functions of insurance carriers and brokers. His client service focus has been directed at supporting executive agendas targeting growth and profitability. James has led numerous complex transformation engagements and possesses deep experience assisting clients build analytics based customer driven strategies and operational alignment of their value chain.[continued]

Preparing Enterprise Infrastructures for the IoT Data Deluge
By Don Deloach

One of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Don DeLoach is CEO and president of Infobright. Don has more than 30 years of software industry experience, with demonstrated success building software companies with extensive sales, marketing, and international experience. Don joined Infobright after serving as CEO of Aleri, the complex event processing company, which was acquired by Sybase in February 2010. [continued]

Smart and Connected Cities
By Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine

Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans lives in urban areas, urging cities to becomes "smart". Today, Cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services which improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Laetitia is founder and CEO of Connecthings since 2007. Prior to Connecthings, Laetitia worked for mobile operators and device manufacturers. In 1999 she managed the implementation of the first Mobile internet gateway for Orange. In 2001, she founded a consultancy company providing operational support in mobile value-added services implementation [continued]

The IoT: Possibilities, Challenges, and Real World Questions
By Tom Wesselman

Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace; precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. The speaker will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps still in play, as the industry strives to create a cohesive, secure, scalable, and beneficial network of 'things'. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tom Wesselman is the Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics. His focus is connecting the capabilities of Plantronics products to the world around them. This starts with defining and building the data and services provided by Plantronics' wearable technology, and then by working with partners and developers to integrate those capabilities into the applications people use. Prior to Plantronics, Wesselman held senior engineering roles at Cisco, where he led a variety of UC engineering programs including the development of the company's first UC client. [continued]

Social Wearables
By Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer

Pick up any technology publication, read a health blog and you are going to find yourself smack in the middle of an article on the wearable technology market and its future. Offered in multiple form factors such as glasses, jewelry, headgear, belts, armwear, wristwear, legwear, footwear, skin patches, exoskeletons and e-textiles, wearables are projected to reach wildly varying projections from as little as $750 million in 2016 to as much as $70 billion by 2024. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jocelyn Riseberg Scheirer is CEO and founder of Bionolux, a company specializing in social wearable technology. An innovator in wearables for almost 20 years, Jocelyn began her initial explorations in the industry while a PhD student at MIT Media Lab's Affective Computing Group. [continued]

Lunch Power Panel | Microservices & IoT
Moderated by Jason Bloomberg

Buzzword alert: Microservices and IoT at a DevOps conference? What could possibly go wrong? Join this panel of experts as they peel away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards [continued]

Speaker Bios: Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his expertise in Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele. During his twelve years at ZapThink, he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential. He now runs the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course around the world. His latest book is The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013). [continued]

General Session | Insights for IT Transforming into the Cloud Enabler
Paul Maravei

Business as usual for IT is evolving into a "Make or Buy" decision on a service-by-service conversation with input from the LOBs. How does your organization move forward with cloud? Cisco and our partners offer a market leading portfolio and ecosystem of cloud infrastructure and application services that allow you to uniquely and securely combine cloud business applications and services across multiple cloud delivery models [continued]

Speaker Bio: Paul leads Sales and Services strategy for Cisco's Hybrid Cloud and Managed Services business for US East Coast. Paul has over fifteen (15) years of Sales management and leadership experience. In his most recent role, Paul led the product marketing efforts for Cloud and SDN solutions. Prior to this, he held multiple sales leadership roles at Cisco European operation. Paul has managed the sales of hundreds of millions of Cisco hardware, software and services, and has managed top European service provider customer relationships including subsidiaries of Vodafone, Orange and Deutsche Telekom. [continued]

General Session | Infrastructure as a Toolbox
Phil Jackson

Countless business models have spawned from the IaaS industry. Resell Web hosting, blogs, public cloud, and on and on. With the overwhelming amount of tools available to us, it's sometimes easy to overlook that many of them are just new skins of resources we've had for a long time. Let's break down what we've got to work with and discuss benefits and pitfalls to discover how we can best used them to design hosted applications. [continued]

Speaker Bio: As Lead Technology Evangelist, Phil Jackson helps SoftLayer customers and partners integrate with the company's platform. For the past 10 years, he has worked in various roles within the IaaS industry, from sales to development. Jackson started his career in Web hosting at Ev1Servers, where he led the training department. With a passion for technology that started at a young age, Jackson has developed skills in a variety of scripting and programming languages and enjoys sharing his knowledge with the technology community. [continued]

When OT Meets IT in the Industrial IoT
By Ron Sege

In the consumer IoT, everything is new, and the IT world of bits and bytes holds sway. But industrial and commercial realms encompass operational technology (OT) that has been around for 25 or 50 years. This grittier, pre-IP, more hands-on world has much to gain from Industrial IoT (IIoT) applications and principles. But adding sensors and wireless connectivity won't work in environments that demand unwavering reliability and performance. As enterprise IT embraces other IoT-related technology trends, enterprises with industrial or commercial facets must also find ways for the disparate worlds of OT and IT to work together harmoniously. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ron Sege has served as a director of Echelon and President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2010. He has been Chairman of the Board of Directors since October 2011. Most recently, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer, and Board member, of 3Com Corporation from 2008 through its acquisition by HP. Prior to 3Com, Mr. Sege was President and Chief Executive Officer of Tropos Networks, Inc., a provider of wireless broadband networks, from 2004 to 2008. [continued]

Unlocking IoT Potential
By Jim Hunter

We're no longer looking to the future for the IoT wave. It's no longer a distant dream, but a reality that has arrived. It's now time to make sure the industry is in alignment to meet the IoT growing pains - cooperate and collaborate as well as innovate. This session will examine the key ingredients to IoT success and identify solutions to challenges the industry is facing. The deep industry expertise behind this presentation will provide attendees with a leading edge view of rapidly emerging IoT opportunities and challenges, and will ensure a lively Q&A conclusion. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jim is a highly regarded visionary and connected home technologist, holding multiple patents for technology that has pioneered the smart, simple connected home. Previously, Jim was the lead architect of Connected Home, Advanced Technologies at Motorola Mobility (acquired by Google), founder and CTO of 4Home and founder of Premise Systems. [continued]

We Need a Holistic Network Infrastructure: Why Controllers Are Not Cutting it
By Dhiraj Sehgal

For years, we've relied too heavily on individual network functions or simplistic cloud controllers. However, they are no longer enough for today's modern cloud data center. Businesses need a comprehensive platform architecture in order to deliver a complete networking suite for IoT environment based on OpenStack

In this session, I will discuss what a holistic networking solution should really entail, and how to build a complete platform that is scalable, secure, agile and automated. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dhiraj works in product and marketing organization of PLUMgrid. His focus has been customers, technologies and products and how do they interact with each other. He has wealth of experience in datacenter technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage [continued]

The (Industrial) Internet of Things – Finding Value in Analytics
By Bob Gates

The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of "collect everything now, worry about how to use it later." We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There's too much data and not enough information. Realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine a world where a turbine can call its operator weeks before it breaks thanks to analytics. Assets aren't destroyed, operators save millions, and lives may be saved. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Bob Gates' responsibilities include strategic direction for the manufacturing industries that GE serves. His experience and career included various leadership and engineering positions at General Motors, Hoechst Celanese, Hoffman La Roche and Pfizer. Bob earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from University of Massachusetts Dartmouth and is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE). [continued]

Internet of Everything: The Value of Connections
By Gary Hall

The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before — transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities. This session will break down the core capabilities of IoT in multiple settings and expand upon IoE for both technical and non-technical audiences. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Gary Hall is responsible for technology solutions planning and architectures for Cisco's Federal Defense business. He leads Cisco's Federal strategy and planning for the Internet of Everything. Gary is currently on the Board of Directors for InfoComm International, the trade association for the audiovisual industry. [continued]

Beyond IoT Hook Ups: How to Get Customers to Say "I Do"
By Sean Lorenz

When it comes to the Internet of Things, hooking up will get you only so far. If you want customers to commit, you need to go beyond simply connecting products. You need to use the devices themselves to transform how you engage with every customer and how you manage the entire product lifecycle. In this session, LogMeIn will show how "product relationship management" can help you leverage your connected devices and the data they generate about customer usage and product performance to deliver extremely compelling and reliable products, and build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with customers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Sean Lorenz is Sr. Product Marketing Manager for Xively at LogMeIn. Dr. Lorenz helps drive the Xively Internet of Things (IoT) thought leadership and works closely with customers to understand how connected products and operations can help transform their businesses. He has shaped business models and product strategies in several emerging markets including the IoT, robotics, and healthcare. Sean holds a PhD in Cognitive & Neural Systems from Boston University and has extensive knowledge of natural language processing, brain-computer interfaces, adaptive systems, machine learning, context-aware computing and other forms of predictive analytics for sensor-based data. [continued]

Advanced Real World IoT at Scale
By Jim Kaskade

With several hundred implementations of IoT-enabled solutions in the past 12 months alone, Jim's talk will focus on experience over the art of the possible. Many can only imagine the most advanced telematics platform ever deployed, supporting millions of customers, producing tens of thousands events or GBs per trip, and hundreds of TBs per month. With the ability to support a billion sensor events per second, over 30PB of warm data for analytics, and hundreds of PBs for an data analytics archive, Jim will overview how user-based auto insurance can be implemented at scale. He demonstrates a production deployment based on a cloud-hosted, cyber-secured, real-time to batch analytics telematics platform which enables what we commonly refer to as the "Smart Car". Jim also touches on how Internet of Things is being truly implemented across several verticals including Banking, this Insurance example, Health, Manufacturing, Transportation, Utilities, and Retail. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jim Kaskade leads CSC's global Big Data & Analytics organization. In this role, he oversees the development and implementation of innovative offerings that help CSC clients convert data into revenue. [continued]

Extreme IoT Games
By Mike Kavis

To many people, IoT is a buzzword whose value is not understood. Many people think IoT is all about wearables and home automation. In this session, we will discuss some incredible game changing use cases and how they are transforming industries like agriculture, manufacturing, health care, and smart cities. We will discuss cool technologies like smart dust, robotics, smart labels, and much more. Prepare to be blown away with a glimpse of the future. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mike Kavis is Vice President & Principal Cloud Architect at Cloud Technology Partners. He has served in numerous technical roles such as CTO, Chief Architect, and VP positions with over 25 years of experience in software development and architecture. A pioneer in cloud computing, Mike led a team that built the world's first high speed transaction network in Amazon's public cloud and won the 2010 AWS Global Startup Challenge. An expert in cloud security, he is the author of "Architecting the Cloud: Design Decisions for Cloud Computing Service Models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)" from Wiley Publishing. [continued]

The Monetization of Things
By Brendan O'Brien

The IoT market is projected to be $1.9 trillion tidal wave that's bigger than the combined market for smartphones, tablets and PCs. While IoT is widely discussed, what isn't being talked about are the monetization opportunities that are created from ubiquitous connectivity and the ensuing avalanche of data. While we cannot foresee every service that the IoT will enable, we should future proof operations by preparing to monetize them with extremely agile systems. The session will discuss how to: [continued]

Speaker Bio: Brendan O'Brien is Chief Evangelist and a Co-founder at Aria Systems. In 2002 he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven, enterprise-grade web applications - before the concept of "cloud" was even on the horizon. O'Brien is at the forefront of the recurring revenue revolution that is empowering enterprises -- and specifically enabling information systems and new business models to secure predictive revenue streams while improving business processes. [continued]

Unified Communications: Strategies for Next Generation Communication and Collaboration
By Arvind Rangarajan

- How UC is transforming the way businesses operate
- Extending UC experience outside the enterprise through WebRTC
- Review use cases across different industry verticals [continued]

Speaker Bio: Arvind Rangarajan is Director, Product Marketing at BroadSoft. Arvind has over 19 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in various roles like Software Development, Product Management and Product Marketing, applied across Wireless, Unified Communications and in Cloud based communications. Prior to joining BroadSoft, Arvind lead product marketing efforts for ShoreTel SKY, a Cloud Based UCaaS solution. He has held several Senior Product Management and Product Marketing roles with Cisco Systems and Philips Electronics and has done Software Development for Nortel Networks and Ericsson. Arvind holds a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from UT Arlington, Texas and also an MBA degree from University of Dallas and a BE degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from India [continued]

IoT middleware For a Faster Time to Market (TTM)
By Bramh Gupta & Fred Yatzeck

Internet of things (IoT) will be a hybrid ecosystem of diverse devices and sensors collaborating with operational and enterprise systems to create the next big application. Choosing the right middleware and integration strategy from the get-go will enable IoT solution developers to adapt and grow with the industry, while at the same time reduce Time to Market (TTM) by using plug and play capabilities offered by a robust IoT middleware platform. [continued]

Speaker Bios: Bramh Gupta is the founder and CEO of robomq.io, an Internet of Things (IoT) middleware company that enables collaboration and data integration between any device and any application, system or cloud.

Fred Yatzeck is the principal architect leading product development at robomq.io. He has years of experience in enterprise software and middleware applications notably mission critical real-time activation and provisioning systems for telecommunication. [continued]

One Size Does Not Fit All
By Dr. Natasha Tamaskar

While not quite mainstream yet, WebRTC is starting to gain ground with Carriers, Enterprises and Independent Software Vendors (ISV's) alike. WebRTC makes it easy for developers to add audio and video communications into their applications by using Web browsers as their platform. But like any market, every customer engagement has unique requirements, as well as constraints. And of course, one size does not fit all. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr. Natasha Tamaskar brings over 20 years of telecom industry experience with particular expertise in cloud, mobile, WebRTC and . security solutions. In Dr. Tamaskar's current role at GENBAND as Vice President and Head of Cloud and Mobile Strategy and Ecosystem, she is responsible for the strategic direction of GENBAND's Cloud and Mobile solutions and ecosystem partnerships. [continued]

Enabling Complex Recurring Revenue Strategies
By Brendan O'Brien

With IoT exploding, massive data will transform businesses with opportunities to monetize almost anything that can be measured. Aria Systems Co-founder and Chief Evangelist, Brendan O'Brien, leads an expert panel of consultants, thought leaders and practitioners who will look at these new monetization trends, discuss the implications, and detail lessons learned from their collective experience. Finally, the panel will point the way forward for enterprises who wish to leverage the resulting complex recurring revenue models, adding value and profit. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Brendan O'Brien is Chief Evangelist and a Co-founder at Aria Systems. In 2002 he introduced the world to cloud billing, and innovated database-driven, enterprise-grade web applications - before the concept of "cloud" was even on the horizon. O'Brien is at the forefront of the recurring revenue revolution that is empowering enterprises -- and specifically enabling information systems and new business models to secure predictive revenue streams while improving business processes.

Michele Tivnan is the Senior Director of Enterprise Applications at Constant Contact, the leading provider of online marketing solutions for small businesses, nonprofits, and other organizations.

Ted has more than 23 years of technology consulting and executive leadership experience gained through diverse domestic and international assignments. He has championed numerous large programs and has built operating entities from inception. His executive leadership experience highlights his proven ability to build and lead teams. [continued]

The Transformative Power of M2M and IoT in Health Care
By Andrew Morawski

Health care systems across the globe are under enormous strain, as facilities reach capacity and costs continue to rise. M2M and the Internet of Things have the potential to transform the industry through connected health solutions that can make care more efficient while reducing costs. In fact, Vodafone's annual M2M Barometer Report forecasts M2M applications rising to 57 percent in health care and life sciences by 2016. Lively is one of Vodafone's health care partners, whose solutions enable older adults to live independent lives while staying connected to loved ones. M2M will continue to grow and impact the health care space as patient facing and provider solutions take over. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Andrew Morawski joined Vodafone in 2013 as its head of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) in the Americas. In this role, Andrew is responsible for leading Vodafone's M2M sales, strategy and operational initiatives in North and South America. His key area of focus for the region is the application of M2M technologies which enable creative new business models to drive growth in both established and emerging markets. [continued]

Centralized Sensor Management for Optimal Operations and Maintenance in the Solar Industry
By Dave Landa

Dave will share his insights on how Internet of Things for Enterprises are transforming and making more productive and efficient operations and maintenance (O&M) procedures in the cleantech industry and beyond. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dave Landa is chief operating officer of Cybozu Corp (kintone US). Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Dave has been on the forefront of the Cloud revolution driving strategic business development on the executive teams of multiple leading Software as a Services (SaaS) application providers dating back to 2004. Cybozu's kintone.com is a leading global BYOA (Build Your Own Application) and collaboration service, for which Dave is building out the US business. Dave has previously worked for Fortune 500 companies (Ball Corporation) and has led startups through exponential growth (Blue Rice, SPG Solutions, Electric Run) and helped mid-stage companies get through successful IPOs (Active Network). [continued]

Real-Time Communications in Web Apps & Mobile Apps
By Peter Dunkley

In this session we look at creating interactive communications via the web by adding messaging, file transfer, and group communication (group chat and audio/video conferencing) into the web experience. We will also discuss potential applications of this technology in areas including B2B, B2C, P2P, and gaming. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Peter is Technical Director at Acision. He graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2000 with a BSc (Hons) in Computer Science. After graduation Peter worked on a PSTN switch developing signalling stacks for SS7, ISDN and similar protocols and creating advanced routing and service applications. Since 2005 he has worked mainly with SIP first leading a team developing a PSTN gateway and then managing the development of a SIP Application Server. Peter joined Crocodile RCS in September 2010 and has made numerous contributions to the Kamailio open source SIP Router project (particularly in the areas of presence, WebSocket, MSRP, and SIP Outbound) since then. Peter is one of the authors of the MSRP over WebSocket draft (draft-pd-dispatch-msrp-websocket) and is a contributor to several open-source projects. [continued]

Wearables - Perspectives on Design, Value and Relevance
By Ajeesh Gopalakrishnan

Recent technology advances in miniaturization has positioned the wearables as the pinnacle of technology convergence with the human body. We inquire if wearables are mere standard miniaturized devices extended with the connectivity and present our views on considerations like design, applications, performance, efficiency, interoperability, usage scenarios, human device interaction and consequent trade-offs enabling wearables to impart optimal value. We argue on purposefulness with thoughts on existence of wearables as standalone devices as opposed to co-existent/collaborative devices and that neither hardware nor design has as much impact on value generation for the key stakeholders as much the services and business implications the wearables enable. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ajeesh Gopalakrishnan heads the Strategic Marketing and Thought Leadership initiatives for Product Engineering Service Line at Wipro Ltd. He has worked in diverse areas of Mobile Devices & Communications, Broadcast, Consumer Electronics, Navigation, New Media, Digital Cinema and Semiconductors. He has done his Professional Doctorate in Engineering from The Netherlands, Bachelor's degree in Computer Science & Engineering and International Marketing specialization from INSEAD, France. He holds patents in Blu-Ray with several publications to his credit and has presented papers at international conferences. [continued]

Enterprise IoT Architecture with Connected Car Usecase
By Vatsal Shal

Recent technology advances in miniaturization has positioned the wearables as the pinnacle of technology convergence with the human body. We inquire if wearables are mere standard miniaturized devices extended with the connectivity and present our views on considerations like design, applications, performance, efficiency, interoperability, usage scenarios, human device interaction and consequent trade-offs enabling wearables to impart optimal value. We argue on purposefulness with thoughts on existence of wearables as standalone devices as opposed to co-existent/collaborative devices and that neither hardware nor design has as much impact on value generation for the key stakeholders as much the services and business implications the wearables enable. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Vatsal Shah is the young CEO and Founder of Litmus Automation, a startup with a vision of enabling things connectivity to business applications through an IoT platform 'Loop', a totally unexplored arena. Along with staying on toes with all tech movements in the valley, he plays several roles as a leader, engineer, strategist and always a learner. He has worked with Rockwell Automation which became the cradle for this startup. Being a social enthusiast, he makes a point to attend events and meetups relating to opensource, M2M, connected solutions or Internet of Things. [continued]

Enterprise IoT – Connectivity, Architecture and Ecosystem
By Hari Srinivasan

Enterprise IoT is an exciting and chaotic space with a lot of potential to transform how the enterprise resources are managed. In this session Hari will describe the challenges in enabling mass adoption of IoT, and share perspectives and insights on architectures/standards/protocols that are necessary to build a healthy ecosystem and lay the foundation to for a wide variety of exciting IoT use cases in the years to come. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Hari Srinivasan is a Product Manager at Cisco's Enterprise Switching group. An early IoT pioneer, Hari is driving the vision, definition, ecosystem and product strategy for enabling IoT on Cisco's multi-billion dollar enterprise switching product portfolio. His immediate focus is on Connected Lighting, expected to be the first high-impact manifestation of IoT. Prior to IoT Hari has led successful initiatives in Software Defined Networking, and managed the $200M Nexus fabric extender product portfolio. Hari has rich experience of over 10 years in the networking industry having worked at Cisco, Juniper and Alcatel-Lucent. He holds a MS in Computer Science from University of Southern California. [continued]

IoT Maturity Model
By Tony Shan

This presentation introduces the Internet of Things Maturity Model (IoTMM) – a qualitative method to gauge the growth and increasing impact of IoT capabilities in an IT environment from both business and technology perspectives. We first scan the IoT landscape and investigate the major challenges and barriers. The key areas of consideration are identified to get started with IoT journey. We then pinpoint the need of a tool for effective IoT adoption and implementation, which leads to IoTMM. 5 maturity levels are defined: Advanced, Dynamic, Optimized, Primitive, and Tentative (ADOPT). Subsequently we characterize the IoT maturity continuum at each individual level, followed by the description of key enablers. We walk through the technical architecture and components for the selected enablers to illustrate the building blocks to construct IoT solutions. Further we articulate how to leverage IoTMM in the real world. Best practices and lessons learned are discussed during the session. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Tony Shan is a renowned thought leader and innovative visionary with decades of field experience and guru-level expertise on cutting-edge enterprise computing technologies. He has directed and advised the pragmatic lifecycle design and development of large-scale award-winning distributed systems on diverse platforms for Fortune 500 companies and public sector organizations like IBM, HP, Apple, Cisco, Dell and Bank of America. He is a regular speaker and organizer in conferences, a book author, an editor/editorial advisory board member of IT research journals, and a founder of several user groups and forums. [continued]

Real Time Connection, Communication and Interactivity With Internet connected Devices
By Alex Gouaillard

It's time to put the "Thing" back in IoT! Wether it is Drones, Robots, self-driving cars, ... There are multiple incredible examples of the power of IoT nowadays that are shadowed by announcements of yet another twist on statistics, databases, .... Sorry, I meant, big data(TM), tiered storage(TM), complex systems(TM), smart nations(TM), .... This talk will be more about concrete, cool, examples of IoT already happening today, and how mixing all those different sources of visual and audio input can make your life happier and simpler. [continued]

Speaker Bio: A Frenchman who has relocated to Singapore, Dr. Alex is regarded as one of the pioneers of Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC). He is a member of the W3C and IETF (which create and define the standards of this technology), and is an active participant in key WebRTC working groups and task forces. [continued]

The New IoT Standard: Any App for Any Device Using Any Data Format
By Michael Weiner

For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we've seen in the mobile space. This session will discuss the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conduct a live demonstration of how quickly application development can happen when the need to comply with multiple different standards is removed and developers can create any app for any device using any data format. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Mike Weiner is Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc. Mike comes from an entrepreneurial background within the software industry and is a faculty member with the University of Cincinnati's IT program. He has 15 years of experience in overseeing the development of scalable, enterprise software solutions and also has multiple certifications within the Scrum framework. [continued]

Growing IoT from Industry to Society
By Jason Mondanaro

It is one thing to build single industrial IoT applications, but what will it take to build the Smart Cities and truly society changing applications of the future? The technology won't be the problem, it will be the number of parties that need to work together and be aligned in their motivation to succeed. How can you plan to cooperate, partner, and form lasting all-star teams to change the world? It starts with business models and monetization strategies. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jason Mondanaro is a global thought leader for cloud billing and micropayment technologies. He drives product leadership and third-party cloud vendor integrations for Metanga, MetraTech's cloud-based billing solution. Over the past 16 years Jason has co-authored patents on micropayments and high volume transactional aggregation. He jointly designed and acted as lead developer for the eO transit payment system. The eO System was awarded the 2009 Best Transportation Application Sesame award by CARTES & IDenditifaction and was instrumental to the American Public Transportation Association's 2009 Innovation Award to the Utah Transit Authority, Salt Lake City, UT. [continued]

Critical Communications for IoT: Connecting Devices, Things and People
By Imad Mouline

What if, during a snow emergency, an on-the-ground sensor could automatically trigger a relevant emergency notification related to snowfall and road impact. And then, after it's triggered, that notification is delivered intelligently to individuals based on an extensive set of rules designed to alert the most available and capable responders. The "what if" question about "smart highways" is short-sighted. We are already there, and we are only getting started. While mainstream attention is paid to machine-to-machine communications, new technologies are developing to make these communications even more actionable during critical situations (call it "machine-to-machine-to human"). Now, and in the future, devices, people and things will be connected to trigger critical communications in a smart and automated fashion to ensure that the right messages get sent to the right people, based on their location, skill sets or simply, their ability to respond—at the right time . [continued]

Speaker Bio: Imad Mouline is the chief technology officer for Everbridge. In this role, Mouline is responsible for Everbridge's market strategy, product roadmap, innovation, and research and development. [continued]

Making it BIG with Something Small
By Jack Hu

The world is at a tipping point where the technology, the device and global adoption are converging to such a point that we will see an explosion of a world where smartphone devices not only allow us to talk to each other, but allow for communication between everything – serving as a central hub from which we control our world – MediaTek is at the heart of both driving this and allowing the markets to drive this reality forward themselves. The next wave of consumer gadgets is here —smart, connected, and small. If your ambitions are big, so are ours. Join us at MediaTek Labs to connect with the hardware, tools, and partners to make it big in the world of the small. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Jack Hu is the Developer Relations Manager for MediaTek Labs. As an integral part of this key initiative for MediaTek, Jack and Labs team work with developers and makers worldwide to ensure they have all the necessary tools, resources, and support to build cutting-edge IoT and wearable devices and services on top of MediaTek's LinkIt platform. This work helps to support a program that has already seen three major milestones since its launch just six months ago: the launch of the LinkIt Connect 7681 development platform, the addition of MediaTek Labs Cloud Sandbox and the Labs Partner Connect program. [continued]

Concrete Use-Case, Data Analysis Approach and Roadmap to Success
By Radhika Subramanian

We're entering a new era of computing technology that many are calling the Internet of Things (IoT). Machine to machine, machine to infrastructure, machine to environment, the Internet of Everything, the Internet of Intelligent Things, intelligent systems—call it what you want, but it's happening, and its potential is huge. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Emcien CEO Radhika Subramanian is a seasoned entrepreneur with decades of experience helping large organizations utilize the insight buried within their data. A sought-after presenter and speaker, she is a regular contributor to trade and national publications, including Forbes, SmartData Collective and IndustryWeek. [continued]

The Evolution Of The Car: Connected Cars Will Be A Top Internet of Things Device
By John Greenough

The car has become one of the top Internet of Things devices, as automakers have embedded internet connection into their new models. In this presentation, we will discuss the future of the connected car market and will examine the benefits automakers are seeing from connecting their cars. The presentation also examines the future of self-driving vehicles and how the Internet will play a major role in shifting the way we travel. [continued]

Speaker Bio: John Greenough is a Research Analyst covering the Internet of Things for BI Intelligence, Business Insider's subscription research service. Greenough's extensive research on the IoT market has focused especially on the smart home, the connected car, and enterprise IoT. Prior to joining BI Intelligence, Greenough researched bank technology at Corporate Insight and interned at The Clearing House Payments Company. He's an alumnus of Trinity College, with a BA in economics and sociology. [continued]

Deep Field: Discovering the Internet of Things
By Ed Maguire

The multi-trillion economic opportunity around the "Internet of Things" (IoT) is emerging as the hottest topic for investors in 2015. As we connect the physical world with information technology, data from actions, processes and the environment can increase sales, improve efficiencies, automate daily activities and minimize risk. The presentation will describe what is new and different about IoT, explore financial, technological and real-world impact across consumer and business use cases. Why now? Significant corporate and venture investments are funding an explosion of new products and companies. New technologies – hardware, software, bandwidth, sensor – make new solutions feasible for the first time. The presentation will explore impact on all sectors of the economy – consumer wearables, smart home, automotive, transportation, retail, health care, public sector, energy, agriculture and manufacturing – while identifying key players, potential winners and losers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Ed Maguire is senior analyst and managing director at CLSA Americas covering the software industry, technology and innovation. Prior roles include president of strategic consultancy firm MAGNet Strategies, director at Merrill Lynch Technology Investment Banking, senior director at Merrill Lynch Equity Research and research associate at CIBC World Markets. Prior to Wall Street, he was senior sales manager for Twinbrook Music Distribution and worked extensively performing and recording as a professional musician. Ed holds a BA in music from Columbia University and an MBA in finance and management information systems from Rutgers Business School. [continued]

A New Architecture for the Internet of Things: Rethinking Your IT Framework
By James Kirkland

Explosive growth in connected devices. Enormous amounts of data for collection and analysis. Critical use of data for split-second decision making and actionable information. All three are factors in making the Internet of Things a reality. Yet, any one factor would have an IT organization pondering its infrastructure strategy. [continued]

Speaker Bio: James Kirkland is the advocate for Red Hat's initiatives and solutions for the Internet of Things(IoT) and is the architect of its three-tier strategy for IoT deployments. For the past five years, James has been focused on IoT solutions for the transportation and energy sectors. A frequent public speaker and writer on a wide range of technical topics, James is also the co-author of Linux Troubleshooting for System Administrators and Power Users (ISBN: 0131855158) published by Prentice Hall PTR. He has been working with UNIX and Linux variants over the course of 20 years in his positions at Red Hat, and in previous roles at Racemi and Hewlett-Packard. [continued]

Internet of How
By Gordon Hui

Thanks to widespread Internet adoption and more than 10 billion connected devices around the world, companies became more excited than ever about the Internet of Things in 2014. Add in the hype around Google Glass and the Nest Thermostat, and nearly every business, including those from traditionally low-tech industries, wanted in. But despite the buzz, some very real business questions emerged – mainly, not if a device can be connected, or even when, but why? Why does connecting to the cloud create greater value for the user? Why do connected features improve the overall experience? And why does connecting to the cloud enhance your business model? Or stated differently, if a company invests in making my toaster talk to my lawnmower, is that really a good business decision and why? [continued]

Speaker Bio: Gordon Hui has a background in strategy and more than a decade of experience in innovation. As Smart Design's Vice President, Strategy, he works with senior leaders in diverse industries to create new services, business models, capabilities, and technology platforms by integrating human-centered design, business strategy, and startup techniques. Gordon is also a recognized thought leader on the Internet of Things and innovation, and his perspectives have been highlighted in diverse media outlets, including Harvard Business Review, Fast Company, TEDx, and Sirius XM Radio. [continued]

Shared Services for the Real Time Responsive Smart Environment
By Sarah Cooper

2015 predictions circa 1970: houses anticipate our needs and adapt, city infrastructure is citizen and situation aware, offices buildings identify and preprocess you. Today smart buildings have no such collective conscience, no shared set of fundamental services to identify, predict and synchronize around us. LiveSpace and M2Mi are changing that. LiveSpace Smart Environment devices deliver over the M2Mi IoT Platform real time presence, awareness and intent analytics as a service to local connected devices. We'll discuss the novel distributed intelligence infrastructure requirements for such an ultra-low latency human responsive system and touch on implications of standards fracture for device manufacturers. [continued]

Speaker Bio: Dr. Sarah Cooper is M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering. She was named 2014 "Top 100 Wireless Industry Experts" by TodaysWirelessWorld and Connected World "Women of M2M". The only female member of OASIS MQTT TC, she's an SGIP member, an internationally recognized speaker, holds multiple patents and still codes regularly. [continued]

Architecting IoT Enabled Supply Chains
By Peter Vanderminden

Business are increasingly considering IoT product enablement as a means to implement connected supply chains to support rapidly evolving business models. Manufacturing firms that are used to managing physical supply chains are suddenly finding themselves knee deep in requirements to implement digital supply chains with which they have little experience.[continued]

Speaker Bio: Peter Vanderminden, CTO, KulaGuna Consulting, works with companies in the industrial manufacturing, transportation and health-life sciences sectors, helping them to develop enterprise architecture and innovation strategies to integrate physical and digital supply chains for IoT enablement. He serves on the APICS Board of Directors, the leading industry trade association for supply chain management best practices and certifications. [continued]


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In his session at 21st Cloud Expo, Raju Shreewastava, founder of Big Data Trunk, provided a fun and simple way to introduce Machine Leaning to anyone and everyone. He solved a machine learning problem and demonstrated an easy way to be able to do machine learning without even coding. Raju Shreewastava is the founder of Big Data Trunk (www.BigDataTrunk.com), a Big Data Training and consulting firm with offices in the United States. He previously led the data warehouse/business intelligence and B...
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We are given a desktop platform with Java 8 or Java 9 installed and seek to find a way to deploy high-performance Java applications that use Java 3D and/or Jogl without having to run an installer. We are subject to the constraint that the applications be signed and deployed so that they can be run in a trusted environment (i.e., outside of the sandbox). Further, we seek to do this in a way that does not depend on bundling a JRE with our applications, as this makes downloads and installations rat...
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In this strange new world where more and more power is drawn from business technology, companies are effectively straddling two paths on the road to innovation and transformation into digital enterprises. The first path is the heritage trail – with “legacy” technology forming the background. Here, extant technologies are transformed by core IT teams to provide more API-driven approaches. Legacy systems can restrict companies that are transitioning into digital enterprises. To truly become a lead...
Digital Transformation (DX) is not a "one-size-fits all" strategy. Each organization needs to develop its own unique, long-term DX plan. It must do so by realizing that we now live in a data-driven age, and that technologies such as Cloud Computing, Big Data, the IoT, Cognitive Computing, and Blockchain are only tools. In her general session at 21st Cloud Expo, Rebecca Wanta explained how the strategy must focus on DX and include a commitment from top management to create great IT jobs, monitor ...
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The IoT Will Grow: In what might be the most obvious prediction of the decade, the IoT will continue to expand next year, with more and more devices coming online every single day. What isn’t so obvious about this prediction: where that growth will occur. The retail, healthcare, and industrial/supply chain industries will likely see the greatest growth. Forrester Research has predicted the IoT will become “the backbone” of customer value as it continues to grow. It is no surprise that retail is ...

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Blockchain. A day doesn’t seem to go by without seeing articles and discussions about the technology. According to PwC executive Seamus Cushley, approximately $1.4B has been invested in blockchain just last year. In Gartner’s recent hype cycle for emerging technologies, blockchain is approaching the peak. It is considered by Gartner as one of the ‘Key platform-enabling technologies to track.’ While there is a lot of ‘hype vs reality’ discussions going on, there is no arguing that blockchain is being taken very seriously across industries and cannot be ignored.
Blockchain is a shared, secure record of exchange that establishes trust, accountability and transparency across business networks. Supported by the Linux Foundation's open source, open-standards based Hyperledger Project, Blockchain has the potential to improve regulatory compliance, reduce cost as well as advance trade. Are you curious about how Blockchain is built for business? In her session at 21st Cloud Expo, René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, discussed the basics of Blockchain, previewed the Blockchain Reference Architecture, and introduced the mechanics o...
Imagine if you will, a retail floor so densely packed with sensors that they can pick up the movements of insects scurrying across a store aisle. Or a component of a piece of factory equipment so well-instrumented that its digital twin provides resolution down to the micrometer.
Bitcoins are a digital cryptocurrency and have been around since 2009. As a substitute for legal tender, they are becoming the rage for investors and others but because there is no government agency auditing or performing regulatory oversights, you wonder if it is the perfect breeding ground for electronic nano crime. Since the introduction of the Bitcoin, some competitors have emerged and the whole segment of cryptocurrencies are defined as Altcoins. Altcoins include Dogecoin, Ethereum Feathercoin, Litecoin, Novacoin, Peercoin, and Zetacoin. Some of these cryptocurrencies are considered impro...
It took Magellan's crew three years sailing ships to circumnavigate the earth. Today, at hypersonic speeds of 7,680 MPH, it takes just over three hours to circumnavigate the earth. Data on the Internet, however, travels at 670 million MPH, which means it only takes milliseconds to circumnavigate the earth. In this age of digital businesses and digital interactions, companies must digitally transform to work effectively in a world where mass information moves at these unimaginable speeds.
Coca-Cola’s Google powered digital signage system lays the groundwork for a more valuable connection between Coke and its customers. Digital signs pair software with high-resolution displays so that a message can be changed instantly based on what the operator wants to communicate or sell. In their Day 3 Keynote at 21st Cloud Expo, Greg Chambers, Global Group Director, Digital Innovation, Coca-Cola, and Vidya Nagarajan, a Senior Product Manager at Google, discussed how from store operations and optimization to employee training and insights, all ultimately create the best customer experience b...
"IBM is really all in on blockchain. We take a look at sort of the history of blockchain ledger technologies. It started out with bitcoin, Ethereum, and IBM evaluated these particular blockchain technologies and found they were anonymous and permissionless and that many companies were looking for permissioned blockchain," stated René Bostic, Technical VP of the IBM Cloud Unit in North America, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 21st Cloud Expo, held Oct 31 – Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
A strange thing is happening along the way to the Internet of Things, namely far too many devices to work with and manage. It has become clear that we'll need much higher efficiency user experiences that can allow us to more easily and scalably work with the thousands of devices that will soon be in each of our lives. Enter the conversational interface revolution, combining bots we can literally talk with, gesture to, and even direct with our thoughts, with embedded artificial intelligence, which can process our conversational commands and orchestrate the outcomes we request across our persona...
When shopping for a new data processing platform for IoT solutions, many development teams want to be able to test-drive options before making a choice. Yet when evaluating an IoT solution, it’s simply not feasible to do so at scale with physical devices. Building a sensor simulator is the next best choice; however, generating a realistic simulation at very high TPS with ease of configurability is a formidable challenge. When dealing with multiple application or transport protocols, you would be looking at some significant engineering investment. On-demand, serverless computing enables deve...
From manual human effort the world is slowly paving its way to a new space where most process are getting replaced with tools and systems to improve efficiency and bring down operational costs. Automation is the next big thing and low code platforms are fueling it in a significant way. The Automation era is here. We are in the fast pace of replacing manual human efforts with machines and processes. In the world of Information Technology too, we are linking disparate systems, softwares and tools to make things self sustaining. This is called Automation.It has been helping companies overcome t...
By 2020, 90 percent of all new cars will have some sort of built-in connectivity platform, and by 2022, there will be 1.8 billion automotive M2M connections. As cars join the Internet of Things, cars will stop being independent entities and will become part of a larger, connected ecosystem. Cars as part of the IoT isn’t just a look into the future – it’s already happening. “Everything that moves will become autonomic, it’s just a matter of time,” says Vishnu Andhare, Consulting Manager at ISG. Andhare notes that all of the big automotive players are already moving towards a future of shared m...
Decentralization of everything, the great new idea of which the web can’t stop babbling, might still seem a bit utopian if you inspect it closely. Yes, blockchains are likely to reshape our economy, or a huge part of it, and benefit considerably those who are currently unbanked. They might also facilitate the creation of rating/reputation systems that are not controlled by any single entity and thus allow people (say Uber drivers who’d like to work for Lyft) to switch employers without having to establish their credibility anew. They might give users complete control over their assets; prot...
There is a fundamental flaw in how many people think about digital transformation. First, as we’ve written about extensively at Intellyx, people tend to think about it as a finite corporate project, rather than as a process of continual transformation. There is a deeper flaw in thinking, however, that leads to this type of project mentality. Enterprise leaders commonly think of transformation as something done at a corporate level — something the organization does to itself. But that mindset creates a separation between the act of transformation at an organizational level and the transformatio...
These days, APIs have become an integral part of the digital transformation journey for all enterprises. Every digital innovation story is connected to APIs . But have you ever pondered over to know what are the source of these APIs? Let me explain - APIs sources can be varied, internal or external, solving different purposes, but mostly categorized into the following two categories. Data lakes is a term used to represent disconnected but relevant data that are used by various business units within an enterprise. APIs are created as the easy access points for these siloed data lakes.
We are given a desktop platform with Java 8 or Java 9 installed and seek to find a way to deploy high-performance Java applications that use Java 3D and/or Jogl without having to run an installer. We are subject to the constraint that the applications be signed and deployed so that they can be run in a trusted environment (i.e., outside of the sandbox). Further, we seek to do this in a way that does not depend on bundling a JRE with our applications, as this makes downloads and installations rather long.
There is a story emerging about the role the Internet of Things (IoT) has played in disaster preparedness. Indeed this technology has matured to the point that it is making a real and measurable impact in helping communities prepare for, respond to, and recover from disaster.
AI technology is ever evolving and some believe it could be the next digital frontier. Today, the artificial intelligence revolution seems to be transforming every business in just about every industry from auto to banking to retail and beyond. The gaming industry is no exception.
Bert Loomis was a visionary. This general session will highlight how Bert Loomis and people like him inspire us to build great things with small inventions. In their general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Architect at IBM Bluemix, and Michael O'Neill, Strategic Business Development at Nvidia, discussed the accelerating pace of AI development and how IBM Cloud and NVIDIA are partnering to bring AI capabilities to "every day," on-demand. They also reviewed two "free infrastructure" programs available to startups and innovators.
There is a war a-brewin’, but this war will be fought with wits and not brute strength. Ever since Russian President Vladimir Putin’s declaration that “the nation that leads in AI (Artificial Intelligence) will be the ruler of the world,” the press and analysts have created hysteria regarding the ramifications of artificial intelligence on everything from public education to unemployment to healthcare to Skynet. Note: artificial intelligence (AI) endows applications with the ability to automatically learn and adapt from experience via interacting with the surroundings / environment. See the b...
A strong declaration from a historically antagonist foe should put chills in the hearts of Americans preparing themselves for the world ahead: Russian President Vladimir Putin says the nation that leads in AI will be the ruler of the world [1]” … The ruler of the world! From the article (with some modification to avoid political landmines), we get the following: “The development of artificial intelligence has increasingly become a national security concern in recent years. It is China and the US (not Russia), which are seen as the two frontrunners, with China recently announcing its ambi...