To Mike Simon, if a product has an on/off switch, it should be connected to the Internet.Simon, the outgoing CEO of remote access technology maker LogMeIn and co-founder of the company’s Xively Internet of things (IoT) business, said during the opening keynote of LogMeIn’s inaugural Xperience user conference here Oct. 1 that businesses no longer need to spend a lot of money to enter the burgeoning IoT arena, and the tools they need to do so are easily attainable.
Marc Benioff’s big address to the thousands gathered for his Salesforce annual conference Wednesday featured Hawaiian conch-blowing, a Stevie Wonder performance, and a guy dressed like a lightning bolt.But for all the showmanship, the two-hour presentation boiled down to pure business. The message: the world is imploding with data, and Salesforce intends to be the dominant cloud-based data synthesizer to help companies increase sales.
The oldest technology is new again, Intel seemed to be saying at the keynote address that kicked off the Intel Developer Forum here Tuesday morning.An elaborate (and enormous) Rube Goldberg machine filled the stage, and when activated, it produced (with the help of myriad platforms, levers, and bowling balls) three clear-plastic bubbles containing the letters I, D, and F that floated through the audience to the thundrous strains of heavy metal-infused snippets from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. Before your eyes, a complex past was giving way to a chillingly easy future.
Recently I was honored to deliver the keynote speech at the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Energy Summit, hosted on the HP campus in Houston, where delegates from a number of companies gathered to explore how the Industrial Internet is transforming various industry segments.In my opening remarks, I recounted what I believe to be seven basic principles that underpin the IoT. I have derived these conclusions and observations over the last four years while working with end users and customers deploying a variety of Industrial IoT solutions. I’ll detail these seven principles in subsequent blogs, and here is a summary:
At the Computex show in Taipei last week, Microsoft outlined its plans for the Internet of Things (IoT) and how both Windows 10 and Azure will play a part in the strategy.The IoT news was just one of many announcements made as part of a bigger keynote by Nick Parker, corporate vice president of the OEM Division at Microsoft, who was joined by Tony Prophet, corporate vice president for Windows and Search Marketing, and Roanne Sones, general manager of Windows Engineering.
While much of this morning’s keynote at Microsoft’s Build developer conference here was focused on the visuals of Windows 10, the company’s executives less-than-subtly highlighted a number of Windows and Azure cloud technologies focused on a class of computing devices that will never display the Windows “Start” bar: smart, screenless networked devices that are usually categorized as the “Internet of Things” (IoT). The promotion of free Windows 10 for embedded devices is part of Microsoft’s goal of a worldwide installed base of 1 billion Windows 10 devices within the next few years, but Microsoft also sees IoT as a major driver of growth for Azure and Windows Holographic.
At the MIT Media Lab in early October, a standing-room only crowd gathered to hear a Siemens representative deliver a keynote speech on “the fourth industrial revolution”—often referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT). Two large screens flanked the speaker’s podium, displaying a PowerPoint presentation. “Join the challenge and help to shape the future!” the screens read. “The future will happen with or without you!”
Sander Arts recently had the opportunity to keynote the 2015 Hardware Partners @ Silicon Valley Conference. Following his presentation, Makerlink caught up with the Atmel VP of Marketing to discuss the company’s role in the rapidly growing Internet of Things and global Maker Movement. In addition, Arts explores the newfound excitement around hardware, a number of opportunities and challenges that lie ahead for Makers, as well as what’s next for embedded design.
Samsung on Wednesday detailed its latest tools for developers — including a new sensor-filled wearable reference design — to get them excited about making apps customized for its devices.
“We believe in open platforms and strong partnerships because together we can better serve our customers,” Samsung President Won-Pyo Hong said Wednesday during a keynote at Samsung’s developers conference here. Hong oversees Samsung’s Media Solutions Center, the group working on software and services for Samsung devices and also the group hosting the developers conference.
In his keynote address at the recent Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIPG) annual industry workshop, C3 Energy chairman and chief executive officer Tom Siebel discussed the need to provide utilities advanced diagnostics and predictive tools to identify, monitor, and reduce the risks of grid cybersecurity threats.