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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.


Web 2.0 Journal Book Review: Grown Up Digital by Don Tapscott
This book may offer policy makers in my part of the world a guide to how they can slowly change

If you have read the book "Wikinomics" by Don Tapscott and Anthony Williams, then you should not miss this new book "Grown Up Digital" by Don Tapscott.  Ten years ago, the same author wrote a book entitled "Growing Up Digital" - and, this book is a sequel and traces how the Net-Geners have evolved.

The book was inspired by a US$4M project "The Net Generation: a Strategic Investigation" started by the company "New Paradigm" founded by the author and funded by large companies. With a survey of 11,000 young people, this book looks at the new generation who have literally grown up digital, a cultural phenomenon characterized by a few things they do: (1) texting friends, (2) downloading music, (3) uploading videos, (4) watching shows on YouTube, and (5) communicating via social networking platforms such as MySpace and Facebook. If you are a practitioner of social media or a policy maker involved in crafting new policies for the net generation, this might just be the book to read to understand the trends and strategies in the realms of education, citizen activism and parenting.

So, here is my review of this interesting treatise.

The balance between the naysayers and the optimists

Tapscott started off the book with the dark side of the net generation which includes cynical, skeptical and negative observations from academics, journalists and pundits: (i) The net generation are dumber than we were at their age, (ii) They're screeagers, Net addicted losing their social skills and they have no time for sports or healthy activities, (iii) They have no shame - the Lolita effect, (iv) Because their parents have coddled them, they are adrift in the world and afraid to choose a path, (v) They steal - i.e. violate intellectual property rights, downloading music, swapping songs or sharing anything on a P2P network, (vi) They're bullying friends online, (vii) They're violent, (viii) They have no work ethic and will be bad employees, (ix) This is the latest narcissistic "me" generation and lastly, (x) they don't give a damn. Throughout the book, Tapscott tries to take each one of these issues head on at the end of the book with a more balanced perspective. What I believe, the author is not try to show a dichotomy but rather the spectrum of attributes (both positive and negative) for the Net generation. At the end of the book, Tapscott recommends some solutions to engage the Net Generation and one lesson does stood up: engagement with the young generation rather exerting authortiy and control.

Politics 2.0

One of the things that has not been documented very well in the mainstream media for the US Presidential elections 2008 is how the Obama campaign has utilised the internet for vote canvassing and fundraising. In this book, they documented how Chris Hughes, the co-founder of Facebook left and joined the Obama campaign as the director of online organizing. Instead of using tradition internet techniques such as email, Hughes adopted social networks and also built a social networking site known as my.barackobama.com to build support, hold ralllies and raise money and also allow supporters to post blogs and organize themselves into groups for canvassing votes and fundraising. In this book, Tapscott also narrated why the Obama campaign has succeeded what the Dean campaign did not do in 2004. One interesting takeaway is that it challenges how government will engage the citizens in the formulation of public policy, and they brought up the interesting E-Petitions platform which was done in the UK since 2006.

Characteristics of the Net Gen - 8 Net Gen Norms

Through the research data, the author characterize the norms of the net generation that may give some indication to how the family, workplace, markets, learning, education, politics and society will have to adapt and change with them. In the middle part of the book, he listed these 8 norms: (1) They want freedom in everything they do from freedom of choice to freedom of expression, (2) They love to customize and personalize, (3) They are the new scrutinizers, (4) They look for corporate integrity and openness when deciding what to buy and where to work, (5) The Net Gen wants entertainment and play in their work, education and social life, (6) They are the collaboration and relationship generation, (7) The Net Gen has a need for speed and not just in video games, (8) They are the innovators. From here to the rest of the book, the author tries to flash up more examples and numbers and discuss the trends emerging from this net-generation.

Of course, for a reader like myself in Asia, the first criticism I have is that the dataset is constructed based on a North America population. Even in one part of the book, where the author brought up an example based on Shenzhen in China, it will be interesting if their research extends to different parts of Asia, Europe and Middle East. Particularly in the politics and the workplace, the net generation in these countries that I observe from day to day don't really adhere to some of the examples. For example, in Asia, a lot of people gains knowledge via rote-learning, and hence that also translates to how they work and think in net generation. We see more copying rather than innovating in the process, and if you want examples, from the Back Dorm boys to the clones of Web 2.0 in China. However, this book may offer policy makers in my part of the world to how they can slowly change their attitudes with an emerging net generation.

All in all, it is an interesting read and provides some guidance to how e-engagement is done in the process. I do recommend the book to anyone looking to understand and engage those who have grown up digital.

About Bernard Leong
Bernard Leong is currently the chief operating officer for SENATUS Pte Ltd, focusing on online networking with offline relevancy. He also invests, seeds and incubates interactive digital media start-ups in Singapore as a partner of Thymos Capital.

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