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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.


iPhone Keyboard and How to Use It?
The other day I was chatting with a friend and he was taking notes about some things using his iPhone

The other day I was chatting with a friend and he was taking notes about some things using his iPhone. I commented on how unbelievably fast it seemed he was able to type using the keyboard. Up until recently, I've been "OK" at using the keyboard but I never really considered the iPhone as a device on which I could take notes - I have been so abused by smartphone keyboards (virtual and physical) that I just assume that the typing experience is going to suck.

This is saying something, considering my last SmartPhone was a PPC 6700, which has a full, backlit, slide-out keyboard that has real tactile feedback and a decent "push" required to get each key to go down.. So you'd think that would have been a really good typing experience on a phone. The problem is that it sucked. If you sausage-finger two keys, you're hosed. Half the time neither key registers, and the other half you end up doing something terrible to your text. The likelihood of me sausage-fingering a line of text is quite high, for my thumbs are like massive bratwurst being slammed randomly against the glass of the iPhone.

This is where experience and interaction design comes in. If you mis-spell a word in Microsoft Word, you'll get a red underline and it will even auto-correct some things for you like changing "teh" to "the" for you automatically. This is pretty handy, but it's only handy if you're typing on a full-sized keyboard. What Apple seems to have realized is that the kind of typos that occur on a virtual (small) keyboard are a little different than the kinds of typos that occurr on a big keyboard, though there is some overlap.

Here's a priceless example. When trying to type as fast as I possibly could on the iPhone keyboard, I typed frwaling. Microsoft word has no freaking clue what the hell a frwaling is. It knows that it's wrong and when you right-click that word in MS Word, it won't give you any useful or relevant suggestions. But, when you type this thing on the iPhone, and then you just hit space and keep on typing, it will know that you were trying to type freaking. How does it know that? Because instead of using a dictionary to recommend words, it's actually using relative key positions to determine what it thinks you might have been trying to type. In other words, when you type frwaling, the iPhone goes through it's dictionary in relative key position order, not dictionary order and figures out that while frwaling is complete nonsense, it happens to be key order close to another word, freaking. If you try this in MS word, you'll get recommendations for your typo: brawling, crawling, drawling, etc. The iPhone's magic typo correction knows that you probably meant "freaking" because frwaling makes no sense, but the "e" is right next to the "w" and there's a high probability that you sausage fingered the w when you mean to hit "e". Additionally, it knows that the l is right next to "k", and when it checks both of those out, it finds a real word.

I figure its like the difference between doing a blind keyword search through data and using Google to get revelance-ranked search results.  With MS Word and pretty much any other desktop spell-checking program, you're getting blind keyword matches. With the iPhone, you're getting the word that is most relevant to what you're doing. The iPhone knows the layout of your keyboard and can seed dictionary lookups with potential matches from nearby keystrokes.

So anyway, now that I'm done harping on how cool the spell check technology is, I put my money where my mouth is. On my way home from that meeting I sat on the train for roughly 45 minutes... typing into the Notes application on the iPhone. I was jotting plot notes for a fantasy novel. I've got tons of notes sitting in there right now, all extremely useful, extremely readable, with very few actual typos.

The only thing that I dislike about the word suggestion is when you type a fictional name into the keyboard that might be nearby (in terms of keystrokes) to some real word, it's a break in my workflow to reach a finger up and hit the tiny "X" to cancel that word substitution.

Anyway, I've been proven wrong. There actually is a mobile keyboard that is so good at what it does that I can actually use it, completely with my sausage fingers and all.

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About Kevin Hoffman
Kevin Hoffman, editor-in-chief of SYS-CON's iPhone Developer's Journal, has been programming since he was 10 and has written everything from DOS shareware to n-tier, enterprise web applications in VB, C++, Delphi, and C. Hoffman is coauthor of Professional .NET Framework (Wrox Press) and co-author with Robert Foster of Microsoft SharePoint 2007 Development Unleashed. He authors The .NET Addict's Blog at .NET Developer's Journal.

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Very important to make sure you know that the notepad is NOT backed up on any kind of regular basis. I recently had to do a restore from a current backup (they gave me a new iphone, long story) and lost a months worth of notes!!!!!!

Now I keep them in address book or email . . .

The other day I was chatting with a friend and he was taking notes about some things using his iPhone. I commented on how unbelievably fast it seemed he was able to type using the keyboard. Up until recently, I've been 'OK' at using the keyboard but I never really considered the iPhone as a device on which I could take notes - I have been so abused by smartphone keyboards (virtual and physical) that I just assume that the typing experience is going to suck.


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