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  Think Big – Now Think Even Bigger
  Join Us at Internet of Things at Cloud Expo, November 11-13,
at the Javits Center!


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 Internet of Things at Cloud Expo in New York City. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be!

Delegates to Internet of Things at Cloud Expo will be able to attend eight separate, information-packed tracks:

  • Enterprise Cloud
  • Digital Transformation
  • The API Enterprise | Mobility & Security
  • DevOps | Containers & Microservices
  • Cognitive Computing | AI, ML, DL
  • Big Data | Analytics
  • IoT | IIoT | Smart Cities
  • Hot Topics | FinTech | WebRTC

There are 120 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 New York!



Day 3 Keynote at @ThingsExpo | Chris Matthieu, CTO of Octoblu
In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu).
  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.




@ThingsExpo Power Panel | The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important?
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
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 Gospodnetic, 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.


Opinion: A Critique of the “New iPad”
Apple has yet to fix any of my core disagreements with their products, so I will not be buying it

Let’s get started, I’m not in love w/ the new naming system for the iPad. “New” should never be in any products name, let alone a real piece of technology (will the next one be New New? or New and Improved iPad?). Ridiculous. That said, Apple has certainly upped their internal standards (as the iPad 2 was showing its age and limitations in a few aspects).

Apple’s Upgrades

The first huge upgrade is the screen. While I still disagree with the 4:3 aspect ratio, Apple has quadrupled the pixels to a ridiculous 2048×1536. At 1536p it certainly is beyond 720p or 1080p (hd resolutions) but will this be a positive in the long run?

The second upgrade is the CPU/GPU pairing. Apple has implemented a dual-core CPU with a quad-core GPU, claiming better speed and performance than the current king on the block – NVIDIA‘s Tegra 3 architecture. I do not buy these blanket statements (and am sure benchmarks will be available that repute and support these assertions), but the Tegra 3 is over a year old (and NVIDIA is somewhat new to the mobile graphics game).

The camera’s upgrades are huge, and make the tablet a great shooter. Many disagree with ever using tablets to take pictures, but Apple added all the advancements from the iPhone 4S, and they will make using the tablet as a camera far easier (and more productive). Enhancing the camera is a small feat technically, but it adds a great deal of value and will be much appreciated.

The modem upgrades are strong. Apple added LTE to both the AT&T and Verizon versions. They have 3G, high speed HSDPA and LTE modems (in AT&T version) while CDMA-EVDO and LTE modems (in LTE version). If you’re on the grandfathered in unlimited iPad plan, you’re in luck the upgrades have made it even easier for you to pull down data; however, if you are not, you’re more likely than ever to go over your monthly data allotments. That said, I would not suggest purchasing this device on a Verizon plan, I’ve found AT&T’s HSDPA+ to be far more reliable and fast than CDMA, while using less battery.

Concerns

The upgraded screen; however, creates a whole bevy of issues. The extremely high resolution (higher than most computer monitors) will greatly limit the 3D graphics capabilities of the tablet. Part of the reason that graphics of the XBox or PS3 look so good (and have kept up ) is the lower resolution they are held to (usually just 720p). The second is the standardized platform. Developers know the intricacies of the hardware, and can push the capabilities with tricks garnered over years of experience. Apple is giving up the low res screen, and the known hardware for an extremely high resolution screen with new technology. While the development curve shouldn’t be too much, the screen will certainly tax the processing capabilities of the GPU (for instance, the PSP Vita has the same GPU, but a far lower resolution screen - 960 × 544).

The screen resolution offers another key issue - incompatibility with common video resolutions. Video in the US is created in either 480p, 720p or 1080p formats. At any of these resolutions, the iPad will have to upscale video to fit the screen. This process will tax the computing power to provide quality video, or offer lower quality images. In a world in which streaming Netflix and more are the standard, how well will their streaming videos show up on this high resolution screen?

Apple left Siri off of the iPad as well. As one of their biggest (only) selling points for the iPhone 4S, you’d certainly imagine that it would be available for the latest and greatest iPad. Would not voice command be more useful on a tablet than a phone? It seems that while Apple is claiming to offer a unified (read: non-Android) ecosystem, every device they release further fractures their ecosystem – features work on one device, not the other, but you still need to buy them all.

Concluding thoughts

The “New iPad” is a big step from the iPad 2. I always though the low resolution the iPad 1/2 offered was silly, but did it need to get this big (if you insist on 4:3, wouldn’t a maximum of 1920 pixels horizontally make more sense for video?). Apple often marches to their own beat (and with a $500B market cap can afford to), yet I think several missteps have been made here.

Apple has yet to fix any of my core disagreements with their products, so I will not be buying it. That said, this device will sell, and probably sell more than the 15M Apple sold of the iPad 2 last quarter. Any device Apple creates will sell, despite their limitations and the design limitations. Just do me a favor, if you buy the 4G variety, stick to AT&T, because you’ll be hating either battery life or speed on Verizon.

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About Bob Gourley
Bob Gourley writes on enterprise IT. He is a founder of Crucial Point and publisher of CTOvision.com

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