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CMX plays an important role in the Internet of Things at IoT World Forum in Barcelona

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I have the privilege of attending the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum in Barcelona. The event brought in global executives across multiple industries, all with the common goal of using the network to connect ‘things’ and increase operational efficiencies. Here are some of the highlights: 

Smart City Tour

One of the most popular break out sessions at the IoT World Forum has been the Smart+Connected City Tour throughout the old city of Barcelona. Having blogged about the Connected Boulevard project in Nice, France earlier this year, it’s very exciting to see another city make a great leap forward in marrying the city with technology.

The tour took groups of delegates from the conference venue to the old Gothic part of the city with various demonstrations along the way. Within this tour many different aspects of a connected city were demonstrated, showing the potential for the CMX solution to both the citizens and city workers alike. Read More »

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Internet of Things World Forum Kickoff

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.

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Industrial Manufacturing. What is it doing at the IoT World Forum?

Paul Puess head shot for ROK IoTWF post for Cisco IoE blogEd 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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Connected Enterprise image for ROK IoTWF post for Cisco IoE blogIt’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 »

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Calling all IoT Twits – Looking for #IoTWF Attendees on Twitter

IoTWF Follow Icon 3The 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 »

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Will Utilities Become Obsolete? The 1st Step to Get Ready for the IoT World Forum

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:

IoT UnitiliesBIZ 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 »

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