Tomorrow kicks off the first day of the Internet of Things World Forum, hosted by Cisco. Today I was fortunate to have a few minutes with Guido Jouret. Guido is the head of Cisco’s IoT Group and answered a few questions on his vision for Cisoc IoT and what he hopes attendees get out of attending the World Forum. Guido is a fun, dynamic interviewee and I hope you enjoy this interview.
Ed Note: As we head off to the IoT World forum, we have the honor of a Guest Post By Paula Puess. Paula Puess has over 25 years of experience in both the IT and Manufacturing industries. She is currently the Global Market Development Manager, Visualization & Information software for Rockwell Automation.
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It’s understandable if IT professionals reading this blog accused industrial manufacturing as being a technology laggard. Some hear “manufacturing” and immediately think “labor intensive,” “isolated operations,” and “dangerous and dirty.”
Not exactly a cutting-edge image.
So, what perspective does Rockwell Automation – the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information – offer IT experts from around the globe during the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum? Read More »
The Internet of Things World Forum is fast approaching and I’m looking for a few good Tweeters! Are you going to the IoT World Forum? If so, add your name and twitter name below… or just start tweeting #IoTWF!
What might you be tweeting about? Well, we’ve just announced our closing keynote speaker and he sounds amazing! Also, I’ve outlined three other speaking sessions you should check out. If you’re registered to attend the IoT World Forum, don’t forget to also register for individual sessions to save your seat!
Now, on to that keynote speaker… Read More »
The inaugural Internet of Things World Forum is in just a few weeks and if you’ve registered you are probably getting excited with anticipation. As part of your preparations for the World Forum (in addition to packing your clothing and power cords) you’ll want to plan your daily schedule.
Session registration is on a “first come first served basis” and as sessions reach the capacity of the room, we’re closing registration. I thought I’d highlight a few sessions that sound interesting, to give you a taste of what’s to come, including one addressing the title of this post:
BIZ 01 -- Disruption ahead! The new economics of a decentralized energy world. This should be a fascinating panel session as 4 industry experts discuss why power generation will be decentralized (and how to roll your own power), the pros and cons of net metering (and who pays), the potential obsolesce of utilities, and the new business models we must explore. In the past power has flowed in one direction -- from centralized plants to homes and businesses. Now, however, power is flowing in all directions from hundreds of thousands of rooftop solar panels and other forms of distributed generation -- and this distribution will only get more complicated. Read More »
Last month, the Internet of Things was added to Oxford Dictionaries Online. IoT was added along with such august terms as BYOD, Bitcoin, and even selfie. While the ODO isn’t the OED – it’s the younger, hipper sibling focused on current English and modern meanings – this addition is just one more datapoint on the growing awareness around the coming Internet of Things.
Internet of things has been around as a term since about 1999, however, it’s recent popularity is due to a few emerging trends. In the consumer space there’s been wide adoption of connected products such as smart thermostats and intelligent pedometers. In the enterprise (and here I am using enterprise to represent many types of larger organizations – including local and national governments, non-profits, academia and companies) we’ve seen the rise of BYOD which you could argue is the first mainstream IoT form-factor. Read More »