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Santosh Ahuja  - Impiger Technologies


Secure Media Access on the Cloud Using Shared Access Signatures
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Santosh Ahuja is the Director of Architecture at Impiger Technologies with over 18 years of experience architecting large-scale distributed systems in telecom, learning management systems and business enterprises. He champions the consulting space helping customers with complex problems and providing them with a cloud and mobility strategy. He has extensive hands-on experience in migrating a number of legacy systems to Cloud using a combination of different approaches successfully.
 
 
Michael Beamer  - goTransverse


From IoT Service to IoT Profit
Track: IoT Developer
Michael Beamer is a 23-year technology and business leader with unique experience running technology teams and solutions in 40+ countries around the world. He’s been instrumental in the growth and success of companies ranging from pre-revenue startups to billion dollar global organizations. Michael has extensive experience in a wide range of roles from Building and Running Global SW Development Teams to IT Management and Consulting to Driving Record Revenue through Global Sales and Marketing Programs.

Michael’s extensive experience running development teams has resulted in numerous awards including winners of the IT Solution of the Year Award for Austin as well as winners as one of the top web-based support sites in the world. Mike serves on numerous advisory councils including undergraduate and graduate level councils on IM for The University of Texas at Austin as well as the Austin InnoTech Technology Council. Mike has also established FLL Robotics in elementary education for his community.
 
 
Damian Black  - SQLstream, Inc.


Keeping Your Head in the Clouds Is a Good Idea
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Damian Black is CEO and Founder of SQLstream, Inc. He has over twenty-five years in the software infrastructure business. He is the author of eleven patents and founder of SQLstream, a massively parallel real-time data engine executing continuous SQL queries against Streaming Big Data and supporting a cloud-based architecture. He has a first class honors degree from Manchester University, which is the UK’s oldest and leading computer science department, where he won the university prize awarded annually to the highest scoring computer science graduate.
 
 
Marco Ceppi  - Canonical


Beyond Configuration Management
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Marco Ceppi is a DevOps Engineer working at Canonical, the people behind Ubuntu. He's passionate about cloud, automation, benchmarking, and sailing.
 
 
Michael Chambliss  - ReadyTalk


General Session | Throwing Away the Codebase: Why ReadyTalk Walked Away from a 16-Year-Old Software Platform
Michael Chambliss is Head of Engineering at ReadyTalk. He has been in the software development industry for more than 15 years, focusing on platform architectures and organizational growth. Outside of software, Michael is a gadget geek at heart and spends much of his free time building and experimenting with audio equipment.
 
 
Kiran Chitturi  - Sungard AS


DevOps Agility in the Evolving Cloud Services Landscape
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Kiran Chitturi is a technology leader on the Sungard AS emerging tech team. With over 15 years of experience, he was instrumental in Capital One’s cloud transformation journey and in setting up AIG’s next-generation incident response automation architecture. He has a master’s in Computer Science.
 
 
Yung Chou  - Microsoft


Becoming a Chef in an Azure Restaurant
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Yung Chou is a Technology Evangelist at Microsoft. Within the company, he has had opportunities serving customers in the areas of support account management, technical support, technical sales, and evangelism. Prior to Microsoft, he had established capacities in system programming, application development, consulting services, and IT management. His technical focuses have been on virtualization and cloud computing with strong interests in hybrid cloud and emerging enterprise computing architecture. He has been a frequent speaker in Microsoft conferences, roadshow and TechNet events.

 
 
Robert B. Cohen  - Economic Strategy Institute


How the Move to Software-Defined Infrastructure and Networks, the New IP, Is Changing the Economy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Robert Cohen is an economist and senior fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute. He analyzes the economic impact of new telecommunications and computing technologies. His current work explores the emergence of software as the fundamental building block for networks, data centers and computing. It does this by forecasting the growth of cloud services and the Internet of Things. Dr. Cohen employs input/output analysis to forecast US investment and productivity changes and employment impacts. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Brocade Communications and the OECD are sponsoring this effort.

Dr. Cohen previously was Director of TM Forum’s Enterprise Cloud Leadership Council. He created New York State’s first high tech strategy and consulted to the European Commission on the internet and economic growth. He is a past president of the Forecasters Club of New York. He holds an MA and Ph.D. in economics from the New School and a BA from Swarthmore College. He is the author, co-author or co-editor of five books
 
 
Ed Featherston  - Collaborative Consulting


Machine Learning – It’s All About the Data
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Ed Featherston is a director/senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting. He brings 35 years of technology experience in designing, building, and implementing large complex solutions. He has significant expertise in systems integration, Internet/intranet, and cloud technologies. He has delivered projects in various industries, including financial services, pharmacy, government and retail.
 
 
Carmen Feliciano  - AMDG


Learning IoT in Emerging Markets
Track: IoT Developer
Carmen Feliciano is a Principal at AMDG. She is a venture advisor and investor focused on connecting US and emerging markets with start-up eco-system players.
 
 
Vlad Friedman  - Edge Hosting


Driving Value into the Cloud with Risk Management
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Vlad Friedman is CEO/Founder of Edge Hosting. A seasoned IT veteran with 25+ years of mission-critical IT experience, Vlad founded Edge Hosting in 1998 with a vision of bringing “outcomes based” thinking into the world of managed hosting before the concept of managed hosting even existed.

Edge, a spin-off from his first IT venture ACS, started in 1991 while he was still a student at the University of Maryland. ACS was a software startup that created the only packaged solution for large scale automotive logistics processing that was widely adopted by auto manufacturers, port processors and transportation carriers around the globe.

After identifying a significant gap in the marketplace for a solution oriented hosting provider that did more than sell servers, cores, gigs, and bandwidth Vlad created Edge. Edge filled the gap by understanding customers’ workloads, using only the best infrastructure components and including engineering services required to build and operate the platforms on a 24/7 basis.

Under Vlad’s direction, what started as a single server has grown to thousands of servers in three geographically diverse data centers managed by a team of 80+ engineers exclusively focused on hosting highly secure, mission-critical hosting for web and line of business applications. Edge has become one of the leaders in the cloud hosting industry, and Vlad continues to have active involvement in the company.
 
 
Dan Gettens  - OnProcess


Using IoT Data to Predict Product Failures and Slash Inventory Costs
Track: Big Data Analytics
Dan Gettens drives OnProcess’ Analytics initiatives, which provides OnProcess clients with deep visibility and actionable insights into the customer experience. He also leads the definition, development and delivery of the OnProcess analytics platform that underlies our managed services offerings, including predictive analytics, in-depth Voice of the Customer analytics and initiatives to apply Lean Six Sigma methodologies in developing these methodologies.

Prior to OnProcess, Dan was Vice President of Global Business for Corporate Software and Director of Global Accounts for Digital and Compaq. He is Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certified, received a Bachelor’s degree from Middlebury College, and Masters from Yale University and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. He also served on the Advisory Board of the Pricing Institute.
 
 
Gordon Haff  - Red Hat


Optimizing the Ops in DevOps
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Gordon Haff is senior cloud strategy marketing and evangelism manager at Red Hat. Prior to Red Hat, Gordon wrote hundreds of research notes and was frequently quoted in publications like The New York Times on a wide range of IT topics, as well as advising clients on product and marketing strategies. He also has many years of hands-on experience with both IT software and hardware.
 
 
Mathias Herberts  - Cityzen Data


Uberizing Smart Cities
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
A Google alum, Mathias Herberts is Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data. He founded Cityzen Data in 2013 to build open source scalable IoT solutions. He is recognized as pioneering Big Data in France as early as 2009.
 
 
Charles Kendrick  - Isomorphic Software


The Agile Accelerator: Where Designers, Product Managers and Engineers Collaborate in the Cloud
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Charles Kendrick is CTO at Isomorphic Software where he architected the SmartClient AJAX platform. This technology powers many of the world’s most sophisticated AJAX RIAs and is relied on in critical, high volume systems throughout the Fortune 500.
 
 
Chris Kocher  - Grey Heron


Amazon’s IoT Strategy: A Force to Be Reckoned with
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
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.

Previously, Chris was a VP/GM at Symantec with complete P&L responsibility for a business unit where he doubled revenues. Earlier in his career, he spent 10 years at HP in management roles at several divisions where he helped pioneer HP’s first laser printer, its initial personal computers and early independent software vendor (ISV) partner programs.

Much of his work has focused on helping companies with breakthrough technologies and platforms translate them into compelling value propositions to achieve rapid adoption in evolving markets including: IoT, SAAS, cloud, big data, analytics, on-line video, digital media, ecommerce and adtech.

Chris earned his MBA from Columbia University in marketing and international business and his undergraduate degree at Princeton.
 
 
Kurt Kuckein  - DDN


Collaborating in the Cloud: What You Need to Know to Keep Your Data Safe
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Kurt Kuckein is Director of Product Management at DDN and his responsibilities include product strategy for DDN’s award winning portfolio of hardware and software products. He joined DDN in May of 2015. Kurt has 15 years of storage technology product management experience with stints in hardware, software and end-to-end solution development. Prior to joining DDN, he worked at EMC in the Data Protection Division, Silicon Graphics in the Storage Solutions Group, and CGNET’s hosted technology management services.

Kurt holds an MBA from Santa Clara University with an emphasis in product and brand management and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of San Diego.
 
 
Erik Larsson  - Qosmos


Virtual Network Visibility Made Easy
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Erik Larsson is Vice President of Marketing at Qosmos. He drives all aspects of marketing for Qosmos, including product marketing, demand generation, branding and communication. Prior to Qosmos, he led marketing for Netcentrex (acquired by Comverse), and managed marketing for Web hosting provider Integra (now Level 3). His previous experience includes several international marketing roles at Nortel. Erik’s views on high-tech trends are regularly featured in articles, blog posts, webcasts, video interviews, and industry events.

He holds a MSc in Engineering Physics from KTH (Sweden) and an MBA from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University (USA).
 
 
RJ Mahadev  - Cisco


The Factory of the Future, Today: Case Study and Lessons Learned from Deploying IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
RJ Mahadev leads the Global Manufacturing Services business at Cisco. He is also active in a number of industry organizations including the program committee for The Smart Industries Conference https://www.smartindustry.com/.

RJ’s activities are focused on working with leading manufacturers and vendors to standardize and monetize digital manufacturing platforms. This includes aligning industry use cases with IoT solutions and developing leading practices for architecting, designing & integrating these platforms within the factory.

RJ has spent much of his professional life starting up new business in entrepreneurial & intrepreneurial settings. Roles prior to Cisco include stints as Co-Founder and Managing Director of EuroBroadband where he led the development and operations of a WiMax-based business in Greece and Vice President for Global Product Management at Level 3 Networks where he was responsible for deploying and managing the world’s largest SoftSwitch platform.

RJ holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing & Finance from the University of Denver and is a recognized speaker who has presented at numerous industry and strategy conferences.
 
 
Sudip Majumder  - Oracle


Connected Airports and Airline Baggage
Track: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Sudip Majumder is a senior director of development at Oracle.
 
 
Chris Matthieu  - Octoblu


Cross Protocol M2M IoT Communications
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
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
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


General Session | Mapping the IoT Journey
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.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Extending Intelligence to the Edge of IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
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.
 
 
Dave McCarthy  - Bsquare Corporation


Closing the Loop in IoT
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
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.
 
 
Michael Montecillo  - IBM Security Services


Properly Secured Mobile and Cloud Technology
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Michael Montecillo is the IBM Security Services Director of Security Intelligence. He has more than twelve years of experience in information security, during which he has served as the Threat Research and Intelligence Principal, a Senior Threat Researcher on the X-Force, as an Information Security Officer dedicated to the Michigan State Police, a Vulnerability Management Coordinator and Forensic Investigator for the state of Michigan as well as a consultant and Principal Security Analyst for Enterprise Management Associates, an industry analysis firm.

Michael studied Telecommunications at Michigan State University, did his Masters work in Information Assurance at Walsh College (an NSA designated University), and has done Executive education studies in policy and security at the Harvard Kennedy School. Testament to Michael’s expertise, he has been featured on FOX Business and the Today Show, has won two State Police awards for Professional Excellence, has published more than 30 research articles, and was a contributing author to the 2013 Health Law and Compliance Update.

As the Director of Security Intelligence within IBM Security Services, Michael works directly with clients in multiple sectors on developing tactical responses to highly technical issues, especially relating to breaches, as well as developing frameworks to ensure client security strategies meet emerging challenges.
 
 
Shyam Varan Nath  - GE


Connected Airports and Airline Baggage
Track: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics
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.
 
 
Dave Nielsen  - Redis Labs


Redis Functions and Data Structures for Everyday Use Cases
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Dave Nielsen, Developer Relations, Redis Labs Dave works for Redis Labs organizing hackathons, workshops and other events to help developers learn when and how to use Redis. Prior to Redis Labs, Dave was the co-founder and lead organizer of CloudCamp, a community of Cloud Computing enthusiasts in over 100 cities around the world. Dave graduated from Cal Poly: San Luis Obispo and has worked in developer relations for 12 years at companies like PayPal, Strikeiron and Platform D. Dave gained modest notoriety when he proposed to his girlfriend in the book PayPal Hacks"
 
 
John Paul  - VenueNext


Data Analytics Is Changing the Game in Sports
Track: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics
John Paul is the CEO and Founder of VenueNext. Prior to VenueNext, he spent over 35 years as a founder, CEO or executive leader of product and engineering teams at startups and major technology companies. Most recently, he was Senior Vice President at Dish Digital where he created an Internet-based next-generation video distribution service, a continuation of his award-winning work at Sling Media, with the Slingbox product line, which was acquired by Dish in 2007. In 2002, Paul founded and created one of the first photo sharing services named Our Pictures Inc., which was acquired by Simple Star Inc. in 2005.

Prior to that, Paul was Senior VP and General Manager of the Server Division of Netscape, which was sold to Sun Microsystems for $1bn. After AOL’s acquisition of Netscape, he remained at the company as Executive Vice President. He was recently named one of the 60 Most Powerful People in Sports by Worth Magazine for his innovative contributions to the industry.
 
 
Elad Rave  - Teridion


Making Our Internet Great Again
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Elad Rave, CEO and co-founder of Teridion, is a visionary, architect, and R&D manager with extensive experience in the technology sector. He is recognized as an architectural expert and for multiplatform integration design and implementation.
 
 
Alois Reitbauer  - Dynatrace


Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence
Track: Big Data Analytics
Alois Reitbauer is Chief Technical Strategist at Dynatrace. He has spent most of his career building monitoring tools and fine-tuning application performance. A regular conference speaker, blogger, author, and sushi maniac, Alois currently shares his professional time between Linz, Boston, and San Francisco.
 
 
Yoseph Reuveni  - Jet.com


Embedded Microsoft
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Yoseph Reuveni is a technology leader with unique experience developing and running high throughput (over 1M tps) distributed systems with extremely low latency (under 10ms). He is working at jet.com as a Director of Software Engineering leading key initiatives around service containerization, scaling and geo-redundancy. His extensive knowledge integrating docker, mesos, kafka, and many more pieces of the big data stack resulted in numerous performance boosts and operational cutoffs. Yoseph holds an MSc from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Math.
 
 
Jim Richards  - Venafi


Securing Your Containers
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Jim Richards is Senior Systems Engineer at Venafi. He resides in Roseville, CA, and has over 16 years of experience in the technology industry. He has held positions working in a variety of technical roles including support, training, management, and for the past six years as a sales engineer focused on security products. Jim’s current roles as a Senior Sales Engineer with Venafi focuses on assisting industry-leading companies address their key and certificate security and full lifecycle management needs.
 
 
Sebastian Scheele  - Loodse


Docker Meets Kubernetes
Track: DevOps, Continuous Delivery & Containers
Sebastian Scheele worked as a consultant and product manager for SAP for over 7 years. Now he is one of the founders of Loodse, a company that is working on a product based on Kubernetes. He is a Google Cloud Platform Authorized Trainer and has many years of experience with system architecture and open source solutions.
 
 
William Schmarzo  - EMC


Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data
Track: Big Data Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/ You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo
 
 
William Schmarzo  - EMC


Big Data MBA: How to Monetize Your Data
Track: Big Data Analytics
Bill Schmarzo, author of “Big Data: Understanding How Data Powers Big Business” and “Big Data MBA: Driving Business Strategies with Data Science”, is responsible for setting the strategy and defining the Big Data service offerings and capabilities for EMC Global Services Big Data Practice. As the CTO for the Big Data Practice, he is responsible for working with organizations to help them identify where and how to start their big data journeys. He’s written several white papers, is an avid blogger and is a frequent speaker on the use of Big Data and data science to power the organization’s key business initiatives. He is a University of San Francisco School of Management (SOM) Executive Fellow where he teaches the “Big Data MBA” course. Bill was ranked as #15 Big Data Influencer by Onalytica.

Bill has over three decades of experience in data warehousing, BI and analytics. Bill authored EMC’s Vision Workshop methodology that links an organization’s strategic business initiatives with their supporting data and analytic requirements, and co-authored with Ralph Kimball a series of articles on analytic applications. Bill has served on The Data Warehouse Institute’s faculty as the head of the analytic applications curriculum.

Previously, Bill was the vice president of Analytics at Yahoo where he was responsible for the development of Yahoo’s Advertiser and Website analytics products, including the delivery of “actionable insights” through a holistic user experience. Before that, Bill oversaw the Analytic Applications business unit at Business Objects, including the development, marketing and sales of their industry-defining analytic applications.

Bill holds a masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics, Computer Science and Business Administration from Coe College.

Recent blogs can be found at: http://infocus.emc.com/author/william_schmarzo/ You can also follow Bill on twitter @schmarzo and LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/in/schmarzo
 
 
Dhiraj Sehgal  - Tintri


Guaranteeing Performance for Your Virtualized Apps and Private Cloud
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Dhiraj Sehgal works in product and solution marketing organization of Tintri. His focus has been private cloud and datacenters customers, technologies and products. He has wealth of experience in cloud focussed and virtualized technologies ranging from compute, networking to storage.
 
 
Tony Shan  - CTS


IoTification
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
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.
 
 
Animesh Singh  - IBM


How to Build a Distributed Serverless Polyglot Microservices IoT Platform Using Docker and OpenWhisk
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Animesh Singh is an STSM and Lead for IBM Cloud Platform and Infrastructure. He has been with IBM for more than 10 years and currently works with customers in designing cloud computing solutions on OpenStack, Cloud Foundry, Docker and Serverless Architecture, and is the lead for IBM Bluemix. He has been leading cutting-edge projects for IBM enterprise customers in Telco, Banking, and Healthcare Industries, around cloud and virtualization technologies.
 
 
Jeff Smith  - Incenergy


Managing Large Scale Industrial IoT Deployment Complexity Successfully
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
Jeff Smith is Senior Director and a founding member of Incenergy, a company built in 2010 to deliver IoT/M2M energy saving and monitoring solutions through the cloud for industrial and commercial environments. During this time he has program managed and deployed IoT systems for U.S. Department of Energy funded projects and Fortune 500 clients across four continents.
 
 
Craig Sproule  - Metavine


The New Hero Developer Paradigm as We Integrate Cloud and Fog Computing!
Track: Internet of Things & Cloud
Craig Sproule is the CEO of Metavine where he is responsible for the company’s vision, product development and customer success. A successful entrepreneur since 1999, he founded Metavine as a systems integration company. After much success building enterprise applications and systems using its own proprietary platform and toolset that enabled rapid development without the need for coding, he evolved the company in 2013 to begin offering customers direct access to its flagship platform, Metavine Genesis.
 
 
Kausik Sridharabalan  - Pulzze Systems


How to Reduce IoT Solution Infrastructure Development Cost?
Track: IoT Developer
Kausik Sridharabalan is a founder and CTO of Pulzze Systems, Inc. He is jointly responsible for R&D efforts related to abstracting out the entire interaction logic into a configurable product. He has more than 8 years of experience involving various forms of distributed and scalable software infrastructure, product and solutions.

Prior to starting Pulzze Systems, Kausik worked in computer networking technology companies (Cisco/Brocade), responsible for designing and developing highly distributed multistage network packet forwarding infrastructures and software-defined networks to enable flexible and scalable routing solutions in ISP network and Software Defined Data Centers.
 
 
Raghavan Srinivas  - IBM


Architecting for the Cloud with Serverless Computing, Cloud Foundry and Docker on Bluemix
Track: Microservices | Cloud Hot Topics
Raghavan "Rags" Srinivas (@ragss) works as an Architect/Developer Evangelist at IBM with a mission of helping developers build highly scalable and available systems. His areas of focus are containers, Open Source and DevOps. His general interest is in distributed systems, with a specialization in Cloud Computing and Big Data. He worked on Cloud Foundry, OpenStack and Hadoop during its early stages. He has spoken on a variety of technical topics at conferences around the world, written for developer portals, and organized Hands-on Labs and taught graduate and online classes in the evening.

Rags brings with him over 25 years of hands-on software development and over 15 years of architecture and technology evangelism experience. He has evangelized and influenced the architecture of a number of emerging technology areas. He is also a repeat JavaOne rock star speaker award winner.

Rags holds a Masters degree in Computer Science from the Center of Advanced Computer Studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He likes to hike (has hiked the Everest Base Camp when he was a few pounds lighter), run and generally be outdoors but most of all loves to eat.
 
 
Muddu Sudhakar  - Splunk


Building Next Generation Digital Platforms
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Muddu Sudhakar is currently VP & GM of Security & IoT at Splunk (www.splunk.com). Before that he was CEO of Caspida (www.caspida.com) and Caspida is leader in next-generation Cyber Security & Threat detection. He is a seasoned and successful entrepreneur in the Silicon Valley. He was VP & GM at VMware (www.vmware.com) and Pivotal (www.pivotal.io ) from 2012 to 2014 for Big Data Analytics and Cloud Services. At VMware & Pivotal he was responsible for a wide range of projects - Big Data Analytics, Cloud Services, Mobile Security. He was co-founder and CEO of Cetas (www.cetas.net) which was acquired by VMware in 2012.
 
 
Mark Thiele  - Apcera


The Jevons Paradox: How Democratization of IT Increases Demand for Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
Mark Thiele’s successful career in IT spans 25 years and has focused on both operating roles and on driving cloud adoption across enterprises of all sizes. He has deep industry experience and extensive knowledge of the requirements of policy-driven cloud computing and drives cross-functional strategic initiatives as Chief Strategy Officer for Apcera.

Prior to joining Apcera, Mark was the executive vice president of ecosystem development at Switch SUPERNAP, builders of the world’s highest-rated data centers. He is also the president and founder of Data Center Pulse, an organization created to promote best practices in the data center industry. Mark has held executive roles at HP, Gilead, VMware and Brocade and is a member of nonprofit groups including The Green Grid and Infrastructure 2.0, where he advocates for data center and cloud industry evolution.
 
 
David Tishgart  - Cloudera


Hadoop in the Cloud
Track: Enterprise Cloud & Digital Transformation
David Tishgart is a Director of Product Marketing at Cloudera, focused on the company's cloud products, strategy, and partnerships. Prior to joining Cloudera, he ran business development and marketing at Gazzang, an enterprise security software company that was eventually acquired by Cloudera. He brings nearly two decades of experience in enterprise software, hardware, and services marketing to Cloudera. He holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
 
Vandana Viswanathan  - Cognizant


How to Transform Your Cloud Validation Strategy from Cloudy to Clear
Track: APIs & Cloud Security
Vandana Viswanathan is a solutions-driven information technology leader with over 15 years of experience providing consultative management in regulatory compliance, program & quality management, SDLC/QA transformation, testing account management and client relationship management services for clients across the globe. She acts as a trusted advisor for top 10 global industry Life Sciences clients. She has a high performance track record in implementing GAMP5, GDP, CMMI Level 5, HIPAA, SOX, ISO, BS7799, ITIL, 21 CFR Part 11 for Fortune 500 companies. She has pioneered best in class quality assurance, regulatory compliance/validation and testing frameworks for cloud based and COTS systems. She supports external audits/inspections resulting in minor/zero findings. Vandana has been successful in leading and implementing PMO, Change Management, Release Management initiatives and SDLC & QA process transformation for several large corporate clients.
 
 
Anders Wallgren  - Electric Cloud


Connected Teams, Connected Code, and the Connected Device: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery
Track: IoT Developer
Anders Wallgren is Chief Technical Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 20 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Previously, Anders held executive and management positions at Aceva, Archistra, Impresse, Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY). Anders holds a B.SC from MIT.
 
 
Alan Williamson  - Cloud Computing Bootcamp


Building a Complete IoT Solution That Will Last 10 Years
Track: Consumer IoT | IoT Hot Topics
Alan Williamson, SYS-CON's Cloud Computing Bootcamp Instructor & Presenter, is a Sun Java Champion and creator of OpenBlueDragon - an open source Java CFML runtime engine. He is Co-Founder of aw2.0 'the cloud experts', he has helped many start-ups, as well as established players, move to the cloud. In the past, he worked with SpikeSource Inc. for nearly 3 years as Technical Evangelist and architect in SpikeLabs. He has assisted VCs in preparing technical overview and due diligence, was editor-in-chief of Java Developer's Journal, founding editor of LinuxWorld Magazine, and has more than 16 years experience in the world of software development.
 
 
Mike Wood  - VeloCloud Networks


How SD WAN Will Help Enterprise IoT Networking
Track: Enterprise IoT & IIoT
As vice president for VeloCloud Networks, Mike Wood is responsible for worldwide marketing, revenue generation, channel and sales enablement and communications. He has more than 20 years of leadership experience in the networking industry. Prior to VeloCloud, he was vice president of product management and marketing for Akamai Technologies’ Cloud Networking Business Unit.
 

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Identity is in everything and customers are looking to their providers to ensure the security of their identities, transactions and data. With the increased reliance on cloud-based services, service providers must build security and trust into their offerings, adding value to customers and improving the user experience. Making identity, security and privacy easy for customers provides a unique advantage over the competition.
With over 720 million Internet users and 40–50% CAGR, the Chinese Cloud Computing market has been booming. When talking about cloud computing, what are the Chinese users of cloud thinking about? What is the most powerful force that can push them to make the buying decision? How to tap into them? In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yu Hao, CEO and co-founder of SpeedyCloud, answered these questions and discussed the results of SpeedyCloud’s survey.
Personalization has long been the holy grail of marketing. Simply stated, communicate the most relevant offer to the right person and you will increase sales. To achieve this, you must understand the individual. Consequently, digital marketers developed many ways to gather and leverage customer information to deliver targeted experiences. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Lou Casal, Founder and Principal Consultant at Practicala, discussed how the Internet of Things (IoT) has accelerated our abil...
Using new techniques of information modeling, indexing, and processing, new cloud-based systems can support cloud-based workloads previously not possible for high-throughput insurance, banking, and case-based applications. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, John Newton, CTO, Founder and Chairman of Alfresco, described how to scale cloud-based content management repositories to store, manage, and retrieve billions of documents and related information with fast and linear scalability. He addres...
For basic one-to-one voice or video calling solutions, WebRTC has proven to be a very powerful technology. Although WebRTC’s core functionality is to provide secure, real-time p2p media streaming, leveraging native platform features and server-side components brings up new communication capabilities for web and native mobile applications, allowing for advanced multi-user use cases such as video broadcasting, conferencing, and media recording.
In today's uber-connected, consumer-centric, cloud-enabled, insights-driven, multi-device, global world, the focus of solutions has shifted from the product that is sold to the person who is buying the product or service. Enterprises have rebranded their business around the consumers of their products. The buyer is the person and the focus is not on the offering. The person is connected through multiple devices, wearables, at home, on the road, and in multiple locations, sometimes simultaneously...
The IETF draft standard for M2M certificates is a security solution specifically designed for the demanding needs of IoT/M2M applications. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Brian Romansky, VP of Strategic Technology at TrustPoint Innovation, explained how M2M certificates can efficiently enable confidentiality, integrity, and authenticity on highly constrained devices.
Manufacturers are embracing the Industrial Internet the same way consumers are leveraging Fitbits – to improve overall health and wellness. Both can provide consistent measurement, visibility, and suggest performance improvements customized to help reach goals. Fitbit users can view real-time data and make adjustments to increase their activity. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mark Bernardo Professional Services Leader, Americas, at GE Digital, discussed how leveraging the Industrial Internet a...
The IoT is changing the way enterprises conduct business. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how businesses can gain an edge over competitors by empowering consumers to take control through IoT. He cited examples such as a Washington, D.C.-based sports club that leveraged IoT and the cloud to develop a comprehensive booking system. He also highlighted how IoT can revitalize and restore outdated business models, making them profitable ...
IoT is rapidly changing the way enterprises are using data to improve business decision-making. In order to derive business value, organizations must unlock insights from the data gathered and then act on these. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Eric Hoffman, Vice President at EastBanc Technologies, and Peter Shashkin, Head of Development Department at EastBanc Technologies, discussed how one organization leveraged IoT, cloud technology and data analysis to improve customer experiences and effi...
Keeping pace with advancements in software delivery processes and tooling is taxing even for the most proficient organizations. Point tools, platforms, open source and the increasing adoption of private and public cloud services requires strong engineering rigor – all in the face of developer demands to use the tools of choice. As Agile has settled in as a mainstream practice, now DevOps has emerged as the next wave to improve software delivery speed and output. To make DevOps work, organization...
Adding public cloud resources to an existing application can be a daunting process. The tools that you currently use to manage the software and hardware outside the cloud aren’t always the best tools to efficiently grow into the cloud. All of the major configuration management tools have cloud orchestration plugins that can be leveraged, but there are also cloud-native tools that can dramatically improve the efficiency of managing your application lifecycle. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, ...
You think you know what’s in your data. But do you? Most organizations are now aware of the business intelligence represented by their data. Data science stands to take this to a level you never thought of – literally. The techniques of data science, when used with the capabilities of Big Data technologies, can make connections you had not yet imagined, helping you discover new insights and ask new questions of your data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sarbjit Sarkaria, data science team lead ...
There will be new vendors providing applications, middleware, and connected devices to support the thriving IoT ecosystem. This essentially means that electronic device manufacturers will also be in the software business. Many will be new to building embedded software or robust software. This creates an increased importance on software quality, particularly within the Industrial Internet of Things where business-critical applications are becoming dependent on products controlled by software. Qua...
With the proliferation of both SQL and NoSQL databases, organizations can now target specific fit-for-purpose database tools for their different application needs regarding scalability, ease of use, ACID support, etc. Platform as a Service offerings make this even easier now, enabling developers to roll out their own database infrastructure in minutes with minimal management overhead. However, this same amount of flexibility also comes with the challenges of picking the right tool, on the right ...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, discussed how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to imp...
"When you think about the data center today, there's constant evolution, The evolution of the data center and the needs of the consumer of technology change, and they change constantly," stated Matt Kalmenson, VP of Sales, Service and Cloud Providers at Veeam Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
"We host and fully manage cloud data services, whether we store, the data, move the data, or run analytics on the data," stated Kamal Shannak, Senior Development Manager, Cloud Data Services, IBM, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 18th Cloud Expo, held June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY.
The Internet of Things will challenge the status quo of how IT and development organizations operate. Or will it? Certainly the fog layer of IoT requires special insights about data ontology, security and transactional integrity. But the developmental challenges are the same: People, Process and Platform. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Craig Sproule, CEO of Metavine, demonstrated how to move beyond today's coding paradigm and shared the must-have mindsets for removing complexity from the develo...
Predictive analytics tools monitor, report, and troubleshoot in order to make proactive decisions about the health, performance, and utilization of storage. Most enterprises combine cloud and on-premise storage, resulting in blended environments of physical, virtual, cloud, and other platforms, which justifies more sophisticated storage analytics. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Peter McCallum, Vice President of Datacenter Solutions at FalconStor, discussed using predictive analytics to mon...
In addition to all the benefits, IoT is also bringing new kind of customer experience challenges - cars that unlock themselves, thermostats turning houses into saunas and baby video monitors broadcasting over the internet. This list can only increase because while IoT services should be intuitive and simple to use, the delivery ecosystem is a myriad of potential problems as IoT explodes complexity. So finding a performance issue is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
Up until last year, enterprises that were looking into cloud services usually undertook a long-term pilot with one of the large cloud providers, running test and dev workloads in the cloud. With cloud’s transition to mainstream adoption in 2015, and with enterprises migrating more and more workloads into the cloud and in between public and private environments, the single-provider approach must be revisited. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Yoav Mor, multi-cloud solution evangelist at Cloudy...
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. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Erik Perotti, Senior Manager of New Ventures on Plantronics’ Innovation team, provided an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it ...
Choosing the right cloud for your workloads is a balancing act that can cost your organization time, money and aggravation - unless you get it right the first time. Economics, speed, performance, accessibility, administrative needs and security all play a vital role in dictating your approach to the cloud. Without knowing the right questions to ask, you could wind up paying for capacity you'll never need or underestimating the resources required to run your applications.
Let’s face it, embracing new storage technologies, capabilities and upgrading to new hardware often adds complexity and increases costs. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Seth Oxenhorn, Vice President of Business Development & Alliances at FalconStor, discussed how a truly heterogeneous software-defined storage approach can add value to legacy platforms and heterogeneous environments. The result reduces complexity, significantly lowers cost, and provides IT organizations with improved efficienc...
IoT generates lots of temporal data. But how do you unlock its value? You need to discover patterns that are repeatable in vast quantities of data, understand their meaning, and implement scalable monitoring across multiple data streams in order to monetize the discoveries and insights. Motif discovery and deep learning platforms are emerging to visualize sensor data, to search for patterns and to build application that can monitor real time streams efficiently. In his session at @ThingsExpo, ...
Security, data privacy, reliability and regulatory compliance are critical factors when evaluating whether to move business applications from in-house client hosted environments to a cloud platform. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Vandana Viswanathan, Associate Director at Cognizant, In this session, will provide an orientation to the five stages required to implement a cloud hosted solution validation strategy.
Organizations planning enterprise data center consolidation and modernization projects are faced with a challenging, costly reality. Requirements to deploy modern, cloud-native applications simultaneously with traditional client/server applications are almost impossible to achieve with hardware-centric enterprise infrastructure. Compute and network infrastructure are fast moving down a software-defined path, but storage has been a laggard. Until now.
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The Internet of Things can drive efficiency for airlines and airports. In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect with GE, and Sudip Majumder, senior director of development at Oracle, will discuss the technical details of the connected airline baggage and related social media solutions. These IoT applications will enhance travelers' journey experience and drive efficiency for the airlines and the airports. The session will include a working demo and a technical d...
Although it has gained significant traction in the consumer space, IoT is still in the early stages of adoption in enterprises environments. However, many companies are working on initiatives like Industry 4.0 that includes IoT as one of the key disruptive technologies expected to reshape businesses of tomorrow. The key challenges will be availability, robustness and reliability of networks that connect devices in a business environment. Software Defined Wide Area Network (SD-WAN) is expected to...
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) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the back-end 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 –...
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. 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 - comp...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Numerex Corp, a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT), will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo | @ThingsExpo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Numerex Corp. (NASDAQ:NMRX) is a leading provider of managed enterprise solutions enabling the Internet of Things (IoT). The Company's solutions produce new revenue streams or create operating...
As cloud adoption continues to transform business, today’s global enterprises are challenged with managing a growing amount of information living outside of the data center. The rapid adoption of IoT and increasingly mobile workforce are exacerbating the problem. Ensuring secure data sharing and efficient backup poses capacity and bandwidth considerations as well as policy and regulatory compliance issues.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
Data is the fuel that drives the machine learning algorithmic engines and ultimately provides the business value. In his session at Cloud Expo, Ed Featherston, a director and senior enterprise architect at Collaborative Consulting, will discuss the key considerations around quality, volume, timeliness, and pedigree that must be dealt with in order to properly fuel that engine.
19th Cloud Expo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. Cloud computing is now being embraced by a majority of enterprises of all sizes. Yesterday's debate about public vs. private has transformed into the reality of hybrid cloud: a recent survey shows that 74% of enterprises have a hybrid cloud strategy. Meanwhile, 94% of enterpri...
Data is an unusual currency; it is not restricted by the same transactional limitations as money or people. In fact, the more that you leverage your data across multiple business use cases, the more valuable it becomes to the organization. And the same can be said about the organization’s analytics. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Bill Schmarzo, CTO for the Big Data Practice at EMC, will introduce a methodology for capturing, enriching and sharing data (and analytics) across the organizati...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Pulzze Systems will exhibit at the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Pulzze Systems, Inc. provides infrastructure products for the Internet of Things to enable any connected device and system to carry out matched operations without programming. For more information, visit http://www.pulzzesystems.com.
SYS-CON Events announced today Telecom Reseller has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Telecom Reseller reports on Unified Communications, UCaaS, BPaaS for enterprise and SMBs. They report extensively on both customer premises based solutions such as IP-PBX as well as cloud based and hosted platforms.
Almost two-thirds of companies either have or soon will have IoT as the backbone of their business in 2016. However, IoT is far more complex than most firms expected. How can you not get trapped in the pitfalls? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tony Shan, a renowned visionary and thought leader, will introduce a holistic method of IoTification, which is the process of IoTifying the existing technology and business models to adopt and leverage IoT. He will drill down to the components in this fra...
Pulzze Systems was happy to participate in such a premier event and thankful to be receiving the winning investment and global network support from G-Startup Worldwide. It is an exciting time for Pulzze to showcase the effectiveness of innovative technologies and enable them to make the world smarter and better. The reputable contest is held to identify promising startups around the globe that are assured to change the world through their innovative products and disruptive technologies. There w...
There is growing need for data-driven applications and the need for digital platforms to build these apps. In his session at 19th Cloud Expo, Muddu Sudhakar, VP and GM of Security & IoT at Splunk, will cover different PaaS solutions and Big Data platforms that are available to build applications. In addition, AI and machine learning are creating new requirements that developers need in the building of next-gen apps. The next-generation digital platforms have some of the past platform needs a...
With so much going on in this space you could be forgiven for thinking you were always working with yesterday’s technologies. So much change, so quickly. What do you do if you have to build a solution from the ground up that is expected to live in the field for at least 5-10 years? This is the challenge we faced when we looked to refresh our existing 10-year-old custom hardware stack to measure the fullness of trash cans and compactors.
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions wi...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no id...
Cloud computing is being adopted in one form or another by 94% of enterprises today. Tens of billions of new devices are being connected to The Internet of Things. And Big Data is driving this bus. An exponential increase is expected in the amount of information being processed, managed, analyzed, and acted upon by enterprise IT. This amazing is not part of some distant future - it is happening today. One report shows a 650% increase in enterprise data by 2020. Other estimates are even higher....
Smart Cities are here to stay, but for their promise to be delivered, the data they produce must not be put in new siloes. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mathias Herberts, Co-founder and CTO of Cityzen Data, will deep dive into best practices that will ensure a successful smart city journey.

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2020 seems to be an important milestone for the Internet of Things. That’s the year that Cisco says there will be 50 billion connected devices and also the year Gartner notes that over 50% of major new business processes and systems will incorporate some element of the Internet of Things. That’s the good news.
Internet of @ThingsExpo, taking place November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 19th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. 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 conti...
Privileged Identity Management (PIM) is the lowest common denominator in today’s most treacherous corporate and governmental security breaches. Or more accurately: Privilege Mismanagement. Sony, Target, Anthem, JP Morgan Chase, the city of San Francisco and many others succumbed to the reality that the identity of a single super-user account can be subverted for the purposes of manipulating sensitive organizational data, correspondence, commercial goods and intellectual property.
Why do your mobile transformations need to happen today? Mobile is the strategy that enterprise transformation centers on to drive customer engagement. In his general session at @ThingsExpo, Roger Woods, Director, Mobile Product & Strategy – Adobe Marketing Cloud, covered key IoT and mobile trends that are forcing mobile transformation, key components of a solid mobile strategy and explored how brands are effectively driving mobile change throughout the enterprise.
This complete kit provides a proven process and customizable documents that will help you evaluate rapid application delivery platforms and select the ideal partner for building mobile and web apps for your organization.
A few years ago, those little iHome alarm clocks started to appear in hotel rooms. Cool gadgets that you could mount your mobile phone to battery charge or play the music on the device. We also had a few in our home. They worked perfectly for the iPhone4 since the connector was that 1 inch protruding plug. When I got the iPhone6, those clocks instantly became useless. Obsolete. At least the phone connector part lost its value.
Generally speaking, there are two kinds of companies in the world: data rich and data poor. The richest of the data rich are easy to name: Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple. But you don’t need to be at the top of this list to use data to create value. You need to have the tools in place to turn information (data) into action. That’s what the data rich do that the data poor and the data middle class do not.
Welcome to part one on my new blog series of IoT focused postings. The IoT has been picking up a lot of steam recently and as someone who works with numerous companies building networked devices, I am fortunate to see the evolution of the modern IoT firsthand. This series will focus not just on the IoT and what it is and where it works, but we are going to be building along at home as I undertake my own IoT journey.
Monitoring of Docker environments is challenging. Why? Because each container typically runs a single process, has its own environment, utilizes virtual networks, or has various methods of managing storage. Traditional monitoring solutions take metrics from each server and applications they run. These servers and applications running on them are typically very static, with very long uptimes. Docker deployments are different: a set of containers may run many applications, all sharing the resources of one or more underlying hosts. It's not uncommon for Docker servers to run thousands of short-te...
As good Venn diagrams always show it's the intersection areas that offer the sweet spot for trends and markets, and an especially potent one is the intersection of Cloud computing, with the blockchain and also digital identity, particularly when considered within contexts such as Digital Democracy. Given the diversity of each field alone there are multiple perspectives to this, more the start of a conversation rather than a definitive design.
Every time I call up any customer support and hear the familiar 'all our representatives are busy dealing with other customers,' that my call is very important to them and from the more technologically advanced ones that I am 'fourth in the queue and my approximate wait time is 23 minutes,' I wonder why can't they simply call me back when they are free? They already have my contact number. Some of them actually play some music while I wait - which is still better than those who actually take that opportunity to inform me about their new products.
The emerging Internet of Everything creates tremendous new opportunities for customer engagement and business model innovation. However, enterprises must overcome a number of critical challenges to bring these new solutions to market. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Martin, CTO/CIO at nfrastructure, outlined these key challenges and recommended approaches for overcoming them to achieve speed and agility in the design, development and implementation of Internet of Everything solutions within your organization.
As IoT technologies attempt to live up to their promises to solve real-world problems and deliver consistent value for companies, there is still confusion among businesses on how to collect, store, and analyze a massive amount of IoT data generated from Internet-connected devices, both from industry and consumers, and unlock its value. Many businesses that are looking to collect and analyze IoT data are still unacquainted with the benefits and capabilities the IoT analytics technology offers, or struggle with how to analyze the data to continuously benefit their business in different ways such...
Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more business becomes digital the more stakeholders are interested in this data including how it relates to business. Some of these people have never used a monitoring tool before. They have a question on their mind like “How is my application doing” but no idea how to get a proper answer.