This week at the Internet of Things World Forum we are challenging the industry to accelerate the adoption of the Internet of Things (IoT). IoT leverages many ‘off the shelf’ technologies but also has some unique requirements, which must be met. How do we make sure that the right critical information is being processed while conserving bandwidth and having a resilient network? Here at Cisco, “fog computing” is a clear technology vision, with the means to provide greater visibility and control- having the network and applications process the critical data in concert with the cloud. With today’s announcement at IoT World Forum, Cisco continues to deliver on its vision for fog computing with an increase in the number of platforms supporting Cisco IOx and the addition of application management capabilities.
Earlier this year we announced the availability of Cisco IOx, as part of the Cisco Fog portfolio of technologies. Cisco IOx allows customers and solution providers across all industries to develop, manage and run software applications directly on Cisco industrial networked-devices, including hardened routers, switches, and other devices. We have seen tremendous market traction of Cisco IOx in the last few months along with the accelerating IoT market growth. As IoT transitions from early adoption to wide deployment, Cisco IOx is enabling solutions providers across many industries to create innovative software solutions. Today’s announcement of the second phase of the IOx platform builds on the continuing momentum of Cisco’s vision for Fog computing. Read More »
Tags: Fog, internet of things, IoT, IoTWF, IOx
Today I have the honor of kicking off the second Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago. We first launched the Internet of Things World Forum last year in Barcelona with the goal of accelerating the IoT ecosystem along with our steering committee members. In the second annual World Forum over the next few days attendees will see many great talks and I expect you’ll be hearing quite a few announcements moving the Internet of Things forward. Our goal was to bring together the best and brightest to enable collaborations and new cross-industry business models.
Over the last year the investments and deployments in IoT solutions have accelerated. From many deployments in cities and industries around the world, the Internet of Things is Here and Now – which is also our theme for this year’s World Forum. We have also seen the industry mature with quite a few IoT startups being acquired. Cisco has advanced this trend further with our announced innovation fund, opening IoE Innovation centers around the globe, holding Grand Challenges, introducing IOx, and many more.
As an example of this growth, the IoT World Forum 2014 has also more than doubled – in attendees, in sessions, and in sponsors and has expanded in the types of activities happening. This last weekend we hosted the IoTWF Hackathon at Chicago innovation space 1871 – with over 100 attendees and 15 teams. They competed through 24 hours using an ISR 819 and APIs from Cisco’s Connected Mobile Experiences (CMX), Data in Motion (DMO), and a few other APIs to build something innovative and new, quickly. Also new this year is a Startup Showcase featuring 20 startups at the event. Read More »
Tags: hackathon, IoT, IoT Deployment Map, IoTWF, walking tour
Imagine a world where inanimate objects have the chance to speak. A machine could tell a manager that her employees were in danger because its parts are aging. Imagine a world where objects can speak to one another to make you and the environment safer, to transport you faster, to make industries more productive and cities more friendly. That world is coming and that world is enabled by the Internet of Things (IoT).
Now imagine being part of that transformation. With less than 1% of things in the physical world connected to the Internet, there is an incredible opportunity to connect the unconnected, to gather, analyze, and act upon all sorts of “undiscovered data” as we move towards connecting billions of new things.
That is why Cisco is inviting developers, hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, students and other dreamers to be a part our 24- hour hackathon featuring APIs specifically made for IoT projects. At the end of it all, one team will be chosen to have their idea presented at the exclusive, invite-only IoT World Forum.
Here are some details about the event: Read More »
Tags: #DevNet, #IoTWFHack, API, hackathon, IoT, iot world forum, IoTWF
When the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge was announced in April 2014, I was a little concerned and apprehensive about the number and quality of submissions the contest would attract. But looking back now at the overwhelming response and the fantastic submissions, I can honestly say the IoT Challenge was a tremendous success. And it is not over yet!
The journey started in April, 2014 with only a few contest members, but it grew to a community of over 8,400 people. More than 800 submissions were received from startups all over the world and nineteen semi-finalists were announced August 1st. The nineteen semi-finalists were given an assignment to complete. The requirement was for each semi-finalist to submit a business plan along with a short video pitching their idea or solution. The judging was even more difficult this round, but our six finalists have been selected!
Announcing the IoT Innovation Grand Challenge Finalists!
I am pleased to announce the six IoT Innovation Grand Challenge Finalists: Read More »
Tags: innovation, Innovation Grand Challenge, Internet of Things World Forum, IoT, IoTWF, neurio, Subnero, ToyMail, Vimoc Technologies, waygum, wunderbar
In the same way that the number of devices connected to the internet is increasing with Internet of Things, the discussions of IoT are likewise proliferating!
This week, there are two #IoTChats! On our weekly #IoTChat (Wednesdays 11am PT / 2pm ET) we’ll be joined by Internet of Things World Forum Platinum Sponsor IBM for a discussion of how data storage and management are changing with #IoT.
Cisco has a solution we call ‘data in Motion” which is basically a way to describe the devices coming online that are fast-moving. If you think about it, the data created by a fast-moving device has a few hurdles to overcome. There may be a lot of data created that may not all be relevant to transmit. Also, for fast-moving devices, the data created often has a very short useful lifespan. So you need to have a good way to analyze that data and determine what should be transmitted, what should be kept, and what discarded. I think it’ll be a fun hour of discussion with your weekly host @Cisco_IoT and special co-host @IBM_Informix!
Also, earlier in the day, @IBM_Informix is holding a special edition of #IoTChat, “How Data Will Power the Internet of Things” with Gary Barnett (@thinkovation), chief analyst at Ovum. you can read all about it in their blog post on the chat.
Hope to see you at one or both of these fantastic events!
Want more details on participating in an #IoTChat? Read on! Read More »
Tags: #IoTChat, data in motion, data storage, IBM, internet of things, IoT, IoTWF