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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.


People Buy Tablets Because They Simply Like Them
Why was everybody sooooo off the mark about iPad success?

When iPad was launched did you imagine that it would be more successful compared to iPhone?

I did not. I could not think of that killer application which is required for a new and innovative device to succeed. (Will iPad Succeed?)

Neither did organizations like Forrester. After being way off the mark Sarah Rotman said

consumer product strategists, even those not in direct competition with Apple, should pay attention to the iPad, because it’s defying common assumptions about consumer technology adoption

To the best of my knowledge the most optimistic prediction about iPad sales was off by a factor of 2 to 3. Here are two more articles – iPad Sales to Hit 7 Million in 2010 and Triple by 2012 and Apple’s ‘risky’ iPad to sell 1M-5M in first year.


People even made fun of Steve Jobs – remember the picture of iBoard and iMat?

Well … that was early 2010 … around the time of iPad launch.

Let us fast forward to end of 2010

By this time iPad has already become a success. Everybody agreed that 2011 will be a year of tablet. Yes, iPad will be the leader but there will be many other products that will give it a run for its money and I am no exception. In predicting the mobile trend I had written…

…the market right now is dominated by iPad but in the coming year will see many alternatives Android based, Windows based and even Chrome based…

But I was not alone. Apart from the technology analysts I has quoted in my post here are 4 more such predictions – One, Two, Three and Four.

Move forward end of 2011

In 2011 we had Samsung galaxy Tab, we had Amazon Kindle Fire and many other Tablets in the market. But which device do you think came out number two?

Defying all logic it turned out to be HP Touchpad which was a discontinued product sold off at a throwaway price – Samsung Galaxy Tab sales low enough that HP outsold it.

Would you buy a laptop with XYZ operating system and very few applications just because it is available at a throwaway price?

Where do we stand today?

Are you aware that majority of the iPad sold are Wi-Fi only version?

Agreed that Wi-Fi only version is cheaper, but would you buy a smart phone which does not allow data connectivity without Wi-Fi, just because it is cheaper?

Recent study by IAB revealed the following interesting stats about Tablet use:

  • Tablets are an evening device – 50% of usage occasions are after 7pm
  • Tablets are a multitasking device – 50% of usage occasions are in front of the TV
  • Tablets are an entertainment device – 49% of people with all 3 devices say the tablet is best to keep them entertained
Will Tablet replace your Laptop?

Not now but may be 5 years down the line?

Cringely says … how long before the PC as we knew it is dead? About five years I reckon, or 1.5 PC hardware replacement cycles. Nearly all of us are on our next-to-last PC….

Jon Mew says … oh and my one prediction that I’m sure will be right…The new question for 2012/13 – “Is a tablet a laptop?”…

What do I think?

Well … one thing is clear. A Tablet, today, is an entertainment device.

It is not like a smart phone which has become an extension of us. We find it difficult to live without our smartphone and our anxiety level goes up significantly when we cannot find our smartphone.

It is not like a PC where you will feel severely restricted if you do not have a physical keyboard, a mouse / touch pad, larger screen and well Microsoft Office. I know people say that you can use one of the cloud versions of office but then why did Google buy Quick Office?

In Short … a Tablet is a Toy.

You will buy a Tablet because you like it … not because it will allow you to do something very useful.

Related Stats about iPad usage

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About Udayan Banerjee
Udayan Banerjee is CTO at NIIT Technologies Ltd, an IT industry veteran with more than 30 years' experience. He blogs at http://setandbma.wordpress.com.
The blog focuses on emerging technologies like cloud computing, mobile computing, social media aka web 2.0 etc. It also contains stuff about agile methodology and trends in architecture. It is a world view seen through the lens of a software service provider based out of Bangalore and serving clients across the world. The focus is mostly on...
  • Keep the hype out and project a realistic picture
  • Uncover trends not very apparent
  • Draw conclusion from real life experience
  • Point out fallacy & discrepancy when I see them
  • Talk about trends which I find interesting
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