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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.


W3C Sets Record Straight On New Web Services Alliance: "WS-I Is Not a Competitor to W3C...They're Choosing Specs, Not Building
W3C Sets Record Straight On New Web Services Alliance: "WS-I Is Not a Competitor to W3C...They're Choosing Specs, Not Building

(February 14, 2002) - The man who created the first server, Web browser, and the WWW in general - Tim Berners-Lee - was quick to respond to our story yesterday ("If Only Santa Had Listened To Those Web Services Experts...").

As its Director, Berners-Lee is the key driving force behind the World Wide Web Consortium's role as an open forum of companies and organizations - with the mission "to lead the Web to its full potential." It simply isn't fair of anyone, in his view, to characterize either the W3C or himself personally as being in any way inattentive to the software development world's thirst for standards to undergird the new Web services paradigm.

In particular, the two Internet technologists who publicly wrote to Santa "all we want for Christmas is a WSDL Working Group" ought to have been well aware that WSDL 1.1 had in the run-up to Christmas been very actively discussed within W3C, says Janet Daly, head of communications for the consortium.

Here's the full story, as recounted by Daly herself. The W3C held a Web Services Workshop in April 2001, she explains, where 64 papers were accepted. "These papers reflected a wide range of views and definitions of Web services. In other words, it was a brainstorming session with little technical consensus. This is not surprising for a Workshop, and while there were diverse opinions expressed, it was clear there was interest."

"When the first draft Activity Proposals arrived in late July," Daly continues, "from two groups of W3C Members, they could not have been more different - either technically, or with regards to IPR mode. One draft proposal was to more or less accept WSDL 1.1 as-is and agree to an IPR mode that would permit fees to be charged for patents essential for its implementation. The other draft proposal was for a more radical technical evaluation of the problems WSDL claims to solve, and develop a spec with an IPR mode that was Royalty-free; that is, one that would not permit fees to be charged."

At this point, Daly emphasizes, Tim Berners-Lee was personally very much involved. "Tim then sent mail to the W3C Membership (the Advisory Committee or AC), to encourage discussion of the two proposals. And discuss they did. The technical views were leaning towards WSDL, but not a straight rubberstamping. The numbers ran slightly higher than 5 - 1 in favor of Royalty-Free Working Groups in this area."

"The final proposal, put together by the W3C Technical team based on feedback from the AC," continues Daly, "was sent to them for review at the end of October. More discussion and comments followed. All comments were considered; some were incorporated and others were not."

The final proposal, Daly repeats, was at the end of its review at the time the two Internet technologists, Martin Gudgin and Tim Ewald, wrote their public letter to Santa Claus asking for a WSDL Working Group for Christmas. "So it's clear that Martin and Tim would know that it was on the way." (Gudgin and Ewald are both members of the W3C's XML Schema Working Groups.)

In other words, a storm in a teacup. W3C isn't dragging its feet over WSDL. Besides, there is a Web Services Activity at W3C, announced in January. (The homepage for the activity is www.w3.org/2002/ws/ and it launched with three Working Groups, one devoted to Web Services Architecture, a second to Web Services Description and the third to the XML Protocol.)

"All three of these Working Groups work in an explicit Royalty-Free IPR mode," says Daly, adding, "More are to come."

"If you consider that signing documents is important," she notes, "or that XML is critical to 'Web services,' then we've been doing this work for about six years. W3C includes its work in XML and XML Schema, XML Signature, XML Encryption, and XML Key management as essential components to what is currently marketed as Web services."

In case anyone thought that Berners-Lee and Daly were somehow alone at W3C in speaking to this issue, Tim Bray - co-editor of the XML 1.0 specification and the related Namespaces in XML, and who serves as co-chair of the W3C XML Syntax Working Group - has also recently stated that the too-rapid ratification of standards simply isn't what the W3C is set up for. If Microsoft, IBM, BEA, HP, Intel, and the fifty or so other members of the newly established Web Standards Interoperability Organization "want to ship this stuff as specified, they can do this - it's a free economy," Bray has said, adding: "But if they want the W3C imprimatur, there has to be some process and thought and time."

Janet Daly too stresses that W3C isn't there merely to "rubberstamp" specifications introduced by major industry vendors or anyone else. They first need to be properly and analytically discussed. "When the technical problem is simple," she observes, "and everyone agrees on a solution, consensus is easy to reach. When a technical problem is complex, and there are many proposals and approaches to take, reaching consensus takes time."

It wasn't a question of W3C having neglected to "fasttrack" WSDL 1.1, she continues. "W3C does design and standardization work in tandem; it doesn't rubberstamp. The cornerstone of W3C's work is reaching technical consensus with repeated review and implementation experience. W3C does this by reviewing areas for technical work, discussing approaches, scope, and deliverables."

What about WS-I and how it relates to W3C, WSJ News Desk asked Daly, who was speaking to us at the direct request of Tim Berners-Lee.

Daly is forthright: "Regarding WS-I, their Web site states that they're making profiles from existing specs. Some are standards, like XML Schema. Some are standards work in progress (SOAP), and some are industry initiatives. It doesn't look as though this is a competitor to W3C, as they are choosing specs, not building them. At first glance, it looks more like a complement to W3C work."

"That said," she concludes, "they're barely a week old. We'll all get to see what is produced."

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The WSIO doesn't compete with the W3C. It maneuvers around them if it has to and works with them when useful. It is a competition between Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, and Sun. These companies bet the farms on Web Services and they will move as fast as code can be compiled using rough consensus rules.

If global interoperability is the goal
of the W3C, then the W3C will do everything they have to to move forward PDQ. Running code is shipping.


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