Fall is Conference Season With IoT Being the Pervasive Theme

Blog - Fall is Conference Season

Fall is upon us -- a great season of crisp days, cool nights, bold colors --and while the temperatures might be dropping, the conference season is heating up with the Internet of Things (IoT) being a major theme.

Here at MachineShop, we just returned from .conf2014 where we were sponsors of Splunk’s Worldwide User Conference. With over 4,000 visitors, the agenda focused around security, operations, business intelligence and IoT but the reoccurring theme that emerged was that the key to big data is machine learning. We have long seen the business value derived from extracting data from connected devices and systems and showcased our Connected Services Platform, which gave enthusiastic attendees insight on how to gain business intelligence from operational data.

Next stop, Chicago, for Cisco’s exclusive Internet of Things World Forum, where MachineShop was invited to participate in Cisco’s industry wide effort to help establish a blueprint for better collaboration and integration within the IoT. MachineShop supports this effort and is on hand to present its purpose-built IoT middleware for any environment, including its Connected Services Platform and recently announced embedded middleware service.

MachineShop’s CEO Michael Campbell will then be attending GigaOm Structure Connect in San Francisco the following week. This new conference from GigaOm will focus on the “Building of the Internet of Things,” with compelling sessions focused around security, privacy, connected homes, smart cities, data collection and standards. MachineShop is steeped in many of these areas but finds the most interesting to be a session titled “Will the Internet of Things Create a New Generation of Middleware.” This is where MachineShop’s expertise lies and we look forward to engaging in the discussion.

And finally, to continue in road warrior mode, MachineShop’s CTO Greg Jones and members of the company's technical staff will be attending AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas. AWS re:Invent is the largest gathering of the global Amazon Web Services community where attendees look to gain knowledge and skills to refine their cloud strategy, improve developer productivity and increase application performance. With a dedicated IoT HackDay, makers, cloud specialists and AWS Solutions Architects will come together to literally build innovative connected products that talk to AWS services.

MachineShop will be reporting back on findings from these conferences, so visit our blog often for updates on what the industry is discussing and debating around IoT. Until then, hope to see you on the circuit!