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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.


Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV | @ThingsExpo #IoT
There is a lot more to IoT than first meets the eye

Internet of Things: Bigger than Your Average Smart TV
Scott Sparvero, CEO and Co-founder, iland

The Internet of Things (IoT) has been one of the most prominent IT buzz words of 2015. Whether you are talking about thermostats you can set before you get home, beacons wirelessly suggesting items to buy in your high street clothing store or wearable gadgets like the Apple Watch, IoT is more than just hype. It’s here to stay if consumers have anything to say about it.

However, there is a lot more to IoT than first meets the eye; it is much deeper and has the potential to affect much more than our lives on a personal level. In fact, Gartner has predicted that over 25 billion ‘things’ will be connected by 2020, and this is not just limited to our wearables and smart fridges; this includes connectivity on a bigger level, by linking whole cities, improving sustainability of fuels, and making workplaces ever more productive.

One example of how IoT is developing on a bigger scale comes from our partner, Cisco, in iland’s birthplace of Houston, Texas. Cisco worked with Houston Methodist Hospital to improve communications and patient care using IoT and wireless technologies. Using the Cisco platform, Houston Methodist was able to wirelessly connect over 300 users and 600 devices to speed up and create efficiencies in communicating and reacting to patient care.

The World Economic Forum recently published an article by Sonita Lontoh about how the Internet of Things will change all of our lives. In this well-articulated opinion piece, Lontoh defines IoT as the “application of sensors, IT and networking technologies to connect billions of devices around the world.”

Lontoh suggests that using IoT technologies to balance supply and demand of electrical power during peak times could help to reduce blackouts and power outages, particularly to those living in developing countries. “A reduction of just 10% of these outages can already save the world billions of dollars in economic productivity; smart grid technologies have the potential to reduce much more than that,” said Lontoh.

She goes on to talk about how IoT could revolutionise the transportation industry in terms of reducing accidents, changing the risk variables in measuring insurance premiums and ensuring that vehicles are more environmentally friendly.

While the possibilities for IoT to improve our world seem endless, concerns over security are very real. As we put more and more critical applications and functions into the realm of IoT, it increases the options for breaches.

Business Insider Intelligence conducted a study of 7,000 global executives where they listed threats to data or physical security, inability of IT systems to keep up with change and regulatory challenges as the top three downsides of IoT technologies.

Alongside this, ISACA’s 2015 IT Risk/Reward Barometer highlighted that 73 percent of IT professionals believe it is very likely that a company will be hacked through a connected IoT device, and 72 percent aren’t convinced that manufacturers of IoT devices are putting in place sufficient security measures into their devices. This suggests that a lot of IT professionals are not yet completely trusting of the new technologies to safeguard sensitive and private data.

Considering these downsides, the challenge to application developers and their infrastructure providers will be to rapidly address and overcome these concerns. Many of our top customers are software providers working in the IoT space, and they look to us to provide the most secure and top of the line environments to host their applications in the cloud.

We take this very seriously and are constantly improving, upgrading and fortifying our platform, giving customers advanced security and an expert support team to support their efforts. It’s somewhat surprising not all cloud providers are as proactive about the problem, particularly in the face of growing cyber threats. You only have to look at the TalkTalk breach to see how damaging these incidents can be.  At the end of October almost 157,000 TalkTalk customers had their personal details hacked as a result of a cyber-attack, including 15,656 whose bank account numbers and sort codes were hacked. The company was heavily criticised for its lack of information and for failing to take precautions after being hacked twice before this year.

IoT is still at the beginning of its journey, and clearly has the potential to improve the daily lives of billions of people around the globe. Indeed, 2016 promises to reveal new applications that are just now being conceived. However at the same time as companies race to get new connected devices to market, they should look to cloud infrastructure providers that will give them a head start when it comes to security.

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