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IoT is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago

All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be.

Delegates to @ThingsExpo will be able to attend four separate, information-packed tracks:

  • IoT | Big Data & Analytics
  • IoT | Consumer/Wearables
  • IoT | Enterprise/Industrial Internet
  • WebRTC Summit | Hot Topics

There are 60 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.

Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff, November 3-5, 2015, for three days of intense IoT discussion and focus.

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Ubiquitous Comms Thru WebRTC
By Mark Castleman

How WebRTC converts the entire network into a ubiquitous comms cloud thereby connecting anytime, anywhere through any point. The transformational nature of comms is achieved through the democratizing force of WebRTC. WebRTC is doing for voice what HTML did for web content.

Speaker Bio: Mark Castleman serves the first Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Bell Labs/Alcatel-Lucent. Mark's first task at BL was to create and head a new program of innovation: Future X Labs. Mark's program of designers and developers in FXL collaborates with global research teams to construct market validated proto-solutions utilizing agile methods for rapid iteration and validation.

Redefining Airline-Passenger Experience Using IoT
By Shyam Varan Nath & Sarah Cooper

Today Air Travel is a minefield of delays, hassles and customer disappointment. Airlines struggle to revitalize the experience. GE and M2Mi will demonstrate practical examples of how IoT solutions are helping airlines bring back personalization, reduce trip time and improve reliability. We'll explore the enabling IoT cloud-based platform technologies driving this change including privacy controls, data transparency and integration of real time context with predictive analytics. We'll conclude with a look forward to tomorrow's Smart Airports where Airlines use Connected Baggage to predict plane fuel levels, security is ubiquitous and your seat remembers you.

Speaker Bios:Shyam is Principal Architect with GE, with focus on Industrial Internet and Big Data Analytics for machine and sensor. Shyam has 23 years of industry experience with companies like IBM, Oracle, Deloitte and Halliburton. He has MBA and MS in Computer Science from FAU, Boca Raton FL.

Dr. Sarah Cooper is M2Mi's VP Business Development and Engineering. She was named 2014 "Top 100 Wireless Industry Experts" by TodaysWirelessWorld and Connected World "Women of M2M". The only female member of OASIS MQTT TC, she's an SGIP member, an internationally recognized speaker, holds multiple patents and still codes regularly.

Evolution from Big Data to Smart Data
By Paul Turner

As organizations realize the scope of the Internet of Things, gaining key insights from big data, through the use of advanced analytics, becomes crucial. However, IoT also creates the need for petabyte scale storage of data from millions of devices. A new type of Storage is required which seamlessly integrates robust data analytics with massive scale. These storage systems will act as "smart systems" provide in-place analytics that speed discovery and enable businesses to quickly derive meaningful and actionable insights. Paul Turner, technology evangelist for Cloudian, will address how and where we'll see smart data first make an impact.

Speaker Bio: Paul Turner is Chief Product and Marketing Officer at Cloudian. He is responsible for product strategy, planning, branding, and leading the charge for widespread market and end-user adoption of smart storage architectures. Mr. Turner came to Cloudian with nearly 25 years of product development and marketing management leadership, including ten years at NetApp where he led the Product Strategy Office, He's originally from Ireland and studied Computer Science at Trinity College, Dublin.

How the Internet of Things Will Be Realized Through the Light Bulb
By Upal Basu

One of the biggest barriers for adoption of IOT in commercial and residential buildings is the cost of installing and maintaining new sensors inside existing buildings. By replacing existing lights with LED + Wireless Controls + New sensors, one can create a Smart Building by leveraging existing infrastructure that already exists inside all buildings. New use case includes energy management, occupancy optimization, and security. NGP as an investor in this space brings unique insights that we can share.

Speaker Bio: Upal Basu has been a pioneer in the mobile enterprise industry for over 15 years. In 2000 he founded one of the world's first mobile device management companies, Mformation Technologies, which in 2013 was managing over 500 million devices worldwide. For the last five years, as Partner at Nokia Growth Partners (NGP), he has been focused on investing in mobile enterprise companies and entrepreneurs in both developed and emerging economies. Having lived and worked in the US, India and Europe, he brings a truly global perspective to the mobile enterprise industry.

Future of Information Storage with ISS Storcium and Ceph
By Alex Gorbachev

The time is ripe for high speed resilient software defined storage solutions with unlimited scalability. ISS has been working with the leading open source projects and developed a commercial high performance solution that is able to grow forever without performance limitations. In the session we will share foundation principles of Ceph architecture, as well as our design to deliver this storage to traditional SAN storage consumers.

Speaker Bio: Alex Gorbachev is President of Intelligent Systems Services Inc., the company which he formed in 1994. Alex has designed scalable mission critical systems for the federal, enterprise, manufacturing and healthcare industries, and has a specific interest in disaster prevention and preparedness. He leads the innovative, dedicated and resourceful team of professionals at ISS and collaborates with development and deployment teams worldwide.

The IoT Cloud & Future of Innovation
By Ian Khan

Learn how the IoT Cloud will power the world of tomorrow and why managing IoT through Cloud is as important as Cloud Computing itself. Learn how devices of tomorrow will work on business models that reflect a new business strategy and a way to consume services. Powered by the Cloud and made possible by high-tech manufacturing, sensors and devices with one-way and even two-way ability of control will devise a new IoT Cloud enabled world.

Speaker Bio: Ian Khan leads Marketing initiatives at Solgenia, a global Cloud services provider with more than 3500 enterprise customers globally that includes Top Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 companies. An advocate of cloud computing and a thought leader driving change within Solgenia, Ian is a catalyst for collaboration and cloud solutions. He has written for multiple industry publications, presented at various industry events worldwide, and brings more than 15 years of in depth technology experience across various industries. Ian is a PMP Certified project manager, MCSE, and an Instrumentation Technology engineer.

Context, Wearables, and WebRTC: Communication Next
By Cary Bran

Big data, cloud, analytics, contextual information, wearable tech, sensors, mobility, and WebRTC: together, these advances have created a perfect storm of technologies that are disrupting and transforming classic communications models and ecosystems. Please join Cary Bran, VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics and PLT Labs, for an overview of this technological shift, including associated business and consumer communications impacts, and opportunities it may enable, complement or entirely transform.

Speaker Bio: As VP of Innovation and New Ventures at Plantronics, Bran leads the R&D of next generation software and device concepts and products, including efforts to deliver integrations between wearable devices and web browsers via WebRTC. Cary leads PLT Labs, a multi-disciplinary team that works to identify and develop wearable technologies.

How Databases Can Stop Playing Catch-Up with the IoT
By Chad Jones

The IoT is upon us, but today's databases, built on 30-year-old math, require multiple platforms to create a single solution. Data demands of the IoT require Big Data systems that can handle ingest, transactions and analytics concurrently adapting to varied situations as they occur, with speed at scale.

Speaker Bio: Chad Jones is an entrepreneur, thought leader and venture investor across multiple industries. His unique vision takes big ideas from inception through execution resulting in highly profitable outcomes including six exits to companies such as Microsoft, VMware and Intel. He has over eighteen years' experience driving strategic initiatives for start-ups and F50 companies alike and has traveled the planet discussing a vision for a better world through technology.

Transforming Brick and Mortar Retail through IoT
By Brandon Schulz

With the proliferation of connected devices underpinning new Internet of Things systems, we'll be looking at the transformation of the Retail customer experience in Brick and Mortar stores. Questions we'll address include: will beacons drop to the wayside like QR codes, or be a proximity-based profit driver? How will the customer experience change in stores of all types when everything can be instrumented and analyzed? As an area of investment, how might a retail company move towards an innovation methodology to bring new IoT solutions to market? Warning: this session will be interactive and involve current prototypes for discussion. Be prepared to go beyond theory and get into application.

Speaker Bio: Brandon is the director of Luxoft IoT - Retail, located in Seattle, WA. In this capacity, he provides leadership and direction to future technology development for business value unique to Retail. Brandon works closely with Fortune 500 Retail Innovation Labs developing solutions that may be launched anywhere from 12 months to 5 years in the future. Working closely with Engineering and Product teams in this fashion also allows him the chance to get his hands dirty in sorting out what makes sense from a customer and user experience perspective when applying IoT solutions to the real world.

The Business Case for IoT
By Dave McCarthy

Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the "newest shiny object syndrome" is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity. Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools to creating feedback loops improving product design to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from disparate devices and applying data analytics and, ultimately, business logic to that data. Properly implemented (and I do mean properly), IoT can effectively deliver these business outcomes.

Speaker Bio: Dave McCarthy is a 20 year veteran of the software industry, currently serving as Director of Products at Bsquare Corporation, where he leads both product management and product marketing. Throughout his career, Dave has demonstrated a passion for solving complex business challenges through the use of technology. Dave recognizes that the emergence of IoT highlights the increasing need for businesses to extract value from data, regardless of the source. Dave brings a unique perspective to inform how companies can better integrate device and sensor data with enterprise systems to improve business outcomes. Dave earned a MBA with honors from Northeastern University.

The Analytics Value Chain - The Key to Delivering Value in IoT
By Dr. Dale Skeen

The Internet of Things (IoT) is about the digitization of physical assets including sensors, devices, machines, gateways, and the network. It creates possibilities for significant value creation and new revenue generating business models via data democratization and ubiquitous analytics across IoT networks. The explosion of data in all forms in IoT requires a more robust and broader lens in order to enable smarter timely actions and better outcomes. Business operations become the key driver of IoT applications and projects. Business operations, IT, and data scientists need advanced analytics tools incorporating predictive analytics, prescriptive analytics, and machine learning for rapid development and innovation to divine timely value out of IoT networks. In this technical session, Dr. Dale Skeen, Co-Founder & CTO of Vitria Technology, will introduce the concept of the analytics value chain with real-life case studies to show how customers across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments are creating significant business value by addressing timely outcomes.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Dale Skeen is the Co-Founder and CTO of Vitria Technology, where he is responsible for the overall technological direction and product development. A computer scientist at heart, Dr. Skeen is currently spearheading innovative advancements of analytics for the Internet of Things (IoT) and Big Data initiatives. For more than 25 years, Dr. Skeen has designed and implemented large-scale computing and fast data systems for some of the world's leading companies in Financial Services, Telecoms, and Energy. He is a recognized industry visionary in Publish-Subscribe Communications, Intelligent Business Process Management, and Real-Time Analytics, with dozens of patented inventions in these areas. Prior to co-founding Vitria, Dr. Skeen was the Co-Founder of TIBCO Software, where he served as the Chief Scientist. Dr. Skeen has held faculty positions at the University of California, Berkeley and Cornell University. Dr. Skeen has a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley.

IoT and the Rise of Hyper-Contextual Marketing
By Dr. Nathan Treloar

Consumer IoT applications provide data about the user that just doesn't exist in traditional PC or Mobile Web applications. This rich data, or "context", enables the highly personalized consumer experiences that characterize many consumer IoT apps. This same data is also providing brands with unprecedented insight into how their connected products are being used, while, at the same time, powering highly targeted engagement and marketing opportunities. We'll explore examples of brands transforming their businesses by tapping into this powerful aspect of the IoT. We'll also review some emerging techniques being used for hyper-contextual engagement in consumer IoT apps.

Speaker Bio: Nate is President and Co-founder of Bebaio, a provider of app development and marketing solutions for consumer mobile and Internet of Things applications. He is a respected expert and speaker on search, data mining, and contextual analysis, and has advised hundreds of the world's largest companies on their applications.

Service Providers Maintain Value Through IoT-Cloud Service Centric Use Cases
By Dennis Ward

IoT is the next development of how the Internet is applied to the world. TAM for M2M/IoT is estimated at $19 trillion. The IoT device count in the billions but will not traverse the service providers' networks. Service providers and vendors are struggling to understand how to map the TAM dollars to real use cases, optimal technology approaches, and profitable business models. This session focuses on the Service Provider/Operator phase transformations that will occur. In Phase I Service Providers will focus primarily on building out their infrastructure virtualization. In Phase II Service Providers will focus on monetization or IoT business. IoT is the next development of how the Internet is applied to the world. TAM for M2M/IoT is estimated at $19 trillion. The IoT device count in the billions but will not traverse the service providers' networks. Service providers and vendors are struggling to understand how to map the TAM dollars to real use cases, optimal technology approaches, and profitable business models. This session focuses on the Service Provider/Operator phase transformations that will occur. In Phase I Service Providers will focus primarily on building out their infrastructure virtualization. In Phase II Service Providers will focus on monetization or IoT business.

Speaker Bio: Dennis Ward has twenty-six years of experience in the datacom and telecom industries. His research examines key aspects defining successful strategies in M2M/IoT. His target includes Industrial IoT and Smart-Connected City use cases for service providers and large enterprises that transcend the traditional vertical segments today. His experience allows for an insightful yet practical approach to advising carriers, vendors, and enterprise clients on business development and marketing and strategies within industry solution space.

Five Ways to Avoid Traffic Jams on the Internet of Things
By Reza Naghibi

As more intelligent IoT applications shift into gear, they're merging into the ever-increasing traffic flow of the Internet. It won't be long before we experience bottlenecks, as IoT traffic peaks during rush hours. Organizations who are unprepared will find themselves by the side of the road unable to cross back into the fast lane. As billions of new devices begin to communicate and exchange data-will YOUR infrastructure scalable enough to handle this new interconnected world? Explore five core infrastructure upgrades that will not only prepare you for the IoT, but will keep your business driving in the fast lane.

Speaker Bio: Reza Naghibi has over 10 years experience building large scale enterprise systems. Reza is particularly focused on maximizing system performance, efficiency, response time, and uptime. Reza is currently a senior software engineer at Varnish Software. [

Gaining IoT Insight with Real Time Predictive Analytics
By Clemens Szyperski

As more and more data is generated from a variety of connected devices, the need to get insights from this data and predict future behavior and trends is increasingly essential for businesses. Real-time stream processing is needed in a variety of different industries such as Manufacturing, Oil and Gas, Automobile, Finance, Online Retail, Smart Grids, and Healthcare. Azure Stream Analytics is a fully managed distributed stream computation service that provides low latency, scalable processing of streaming data in the cloud with an enterprise grade SLA. It features built-in integration with Azure Machine Learning, enabling you to invoke machine learning modules over streaming data to perform anomaly detection, classification, and other predictive analytics in real time. This session will detail how to build out an end-to-end stream processing solution with machine learning to address the modern business requirement of transforming data into insight, prediction, and action.

Speaker Bio: Clemens Szyperski joined Microsoft through its Research division in 1999 and has been in many roles and divisions since. Roles included Principal Architect and Principal Software Development Engineer. Today, he is a Principal Group Software Engineering Manager. He built and runs the team that delivered the Azure Stream Analytics service in April 2015. Before Stream Analytics, Clemens led the effort that yielded the "M" language and underpinning mashup runtime that is used by Power Query for Excel, Power BI, Azure Data Movement Service, and Azure Data Factory.

The Business Case for Developing Connected Car Apps
By Narayan Sainaney

While many app developers are comfortable building apps for the smartphone, there is a whole new world out there. The business case for connected car apps is growing and with open platform companies having already done the heavy lifting, there really is no barrier to entry.

Speaker Bio: Narayan Sainaney is a technology entrepreneur and business strategist with over 21 years of expertise working on high profile products for Microsoft, Adobe and Aldus. When not working, Narayan is an avid sailor and amateur astronomer and may or may not have found life in space.

Don't Quit, IoT Retrofit. An Open Cloud Services Platform to Solve Water Scarcity.
By Lee Williams

A producer of the first smartphones and tablets, presenter Lee M. Williams will talk about how he is now applying his experience in mobile technology to the design and development of the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services at ETwater. Lee's presentation will explain how M2M controllers work through wirelessly connected remote controls; and specifically delve into our retrofit option that reverse engineers control codes of existing conventional controller systems so they don't have to be replaced and are instantly converted to become smart, connected devices.

Speaker Bio: Lee is the Chief Operating Officer for ETwater. A producer of breakthrough technology products and services, including some of the first smartphones and tablets, he's applying a deep expertise in mobile network technology, software development, and operating systems to design and develop the next generation of Environmental and Sustainability Services for ETwater. He was Executive Director and Chairman of the Symbian Foundation in the UK and has headed up product divisions at Nokia, Iomega, Symbol, Palm, and Be.

Critical Communications for IoT
By Imad Mouline

Contrary to mainstream media attention, the multiple possibilities of how consumer IoT will transform our everyday lives isn't the only angle of this headline-gaining trend. There's a huge opportunity for "industrial IoT" and "Smart Cities" to impact the world in the same capacity - especially during critical situations. For example, a community water dam that needs to release water can leverage embedded critical communications logic to alert the appropriate individuals, on the right device, as soon as they are needed to take action. This session will cover the opportunity for various industries like healthcare, manufacturing and government to enable two-way and multi-modal communications between devices and the "need-to-know" people during critical situations to reduce the impact of negative incidents, and even, save lives.

Speaker Bio: Imad Mouline is the chief technology officer for Everbridge. In this role, Mouline is responsible for Everbridge's market strategy, product roadmap, innovation, and research and development. Mouline joined Everbridge in 2011, when the company acquired CloudFloor, an enterprise cloud management company where he was co-founder and CTO. Prior to CloudFloor, Mouline served as CTO of Compuware's Application Performance Management Solutions division, which was formed when the company acquired Gomez, a provider of web performance management solutions, where Mouline was CTO. Before this, he served as CTO of S1 Corporation, a provider of financial services solutions.

Wearables in the Workplace
By Kevin Roberts

With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it's only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. At The Cloud Expo, Kevin will discuss the value of business applications on wearable devices, use cases and predictions for the evolution of wearables in the workplace.

Speaker Bio: Kevin Roberts is the GM of Platform at FinancialForce.com. He has over 25 years of back office systems integration experience across a variety of technical environments and is a key figure in the Salesforce, Force.com and FinancialForce.com ecosystems. He has been with FinancialForce.com since its inception in 2009.

Big Data Becomes Fast and Accelerated with IoT
By Mark Clayman

The Internet of Things is in the early stages of mainstream deployment but it promises to unlock value and rapidly transform how organizations manage, operationalize, and monetize their assets. IoT is a complex structure of hardware, sensors, applications, analytics and devices that need to be able to communicate geographically and across all functions. Once the data is collected from numerous endpoints, the challenge then becomes converting it into actionable insight. Organizations are concerned that their analytical tools and infrastructure will not support this next wave of industrial revolution. The velocity of technological change and the speed of business is outstripping IT's ability to transform current data infrastructures and business analytics into IoT-ready systems.

Speaker Bio: As President and Chief Operating Officer, Mark is responsible for all Sales, Marketing and Operations at TriCore. His focus is to enhance TriCore's Customer experience by educating the market and current Customers on TriCore's existing and new service capabilities, and continuously improving the long tradition of excellent service. In short, Mark is responsible for optimizing service delivery operations throughout TriCore. He is tasked with creating TriCore's long term vision and strategy and ultimately, the company's growth. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Economics from Penn State University.

WebRTC Business Models Beyond Video Conferencing
By Luis Lopez

WebRTC services have already permeated in corporate communications in the form of videoconferencing solutions. However, WebRTC has the potential of going beyond and catalyze a new class of services providing more than calls with capabilities such as mass-scale real-time media broadcasting, enriched and augmented video, person-to-machine and machine-to-machine communications. In this talk we introduce the technologies required for implementing these ideas and some early experiments performed in the Kurento open source software community in areas such as entertainment, video surveillance, interactive media broadcasting, gaming or advertising. To conclude, we discuss their potential business applications beyond plain call models.

Speaker Bio: Dr. Luis Lopez is associate professor at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, where he works in the creation of advanced multimedia communication technologies. Dr. Lopez research ideas have generated more than 60 scientific and technical publications and have been included into research and industrial projects such as FIWARE and NUBOMEDIA. Currently Dr. Lopez leads the Kurento (http://www.kurento.org) initiative.

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The World's Largest "Internet of Things" Event, November 3-5 at the Santa Clara Convention Center!
All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a rapid pace for the next several decades.

With major technology companies and startups seriously embracing IoT strategies, now is the perfect time to attend @ThingsExpo, November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, California. Learn what is going on, contribute to the discussions, and ensure that your enterprise is as "IoT-Ready" as it can be

Delegates to @ThingsExpo will be able to attend four separate, information-packed tracks.

There are 45 breakout sessions in all, with Keynotes, General Sessions, and Power Panels adding to three days of incredibly rich presentations and content.

Join @ThingsExpo conference chair Roger Strukhoff, November 3-5, 2015, for three days of intense IoT discussion and focus.


Photo: General Session - Silicon Valley, November 2014

@ThingsExpo 2015 Silicon Valley
(November 3-5, 2015, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA)

@ThingsExpo 2016 New York
(June 7-9, 2016, Javits Center, Manhattan)

Speaking Proposals Open
@ThingsExpo , co-located with 17th International Cloud Expo - being held November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA - announces that its Call for Papers is open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.

Submit your speaking proposal today! ▸ Here

Sponsorship Opportunities Open
@ThingsExpo, taking place Nov 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with 17th Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world.

Sponsor @ThingsExpo ▸ Here
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Cisco Keynote: The Internet of Everything: Seizing the Opportunities

Converging digital disruptions is creating a major sea change - Cisco calls this the Internet of Everything (IoE). IoE is the network connection of People, Process, Data and Things, fueled by Cloud, Mobile, Social, Analytics and Security, and it represents a $19Trillion value-at-stake over the next 10 years.

In her keynote at @ThingsExpo, Manjula Talreja, VP of Cisco Consulting Services, discussed IoE and the enormous opportunities it provides to public and private firms alike. She also shared what businesses must do to thrive in the IoE economy, citing examples from several industry sectors.

Microservices & IoT Power Panel at @ThingsExpo New York

In this Power Panel at @DevOpsSummit, moderated by Jason Bloomberg, president of Intellyx, panelists Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at Akana; Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5 Networks; and Troy Topnik, ActiveState's Technical Product Manager; and Otis Gospodnetić, founder of Sematext; peeled away the buzz and discuss the important architectural principles behind implementing IoT solutions for the enterprise. As remote IoT devices and sensors become increasingly intelligent, they become part of our distributed cloud environment, and we must architect and code accordingly. At the very least, you'll have no problem filling in your buzzword bingo cards.

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Brendan O'Brien of Aria Systems Video

Containers & Microservices Expo to Be Colocated with @ThingsExpo Silicon Valley, November 3-5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center, CA
SYS-CON Events announced on June 9, 2015 at the Javits Center that the 2nd "Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place November 3-5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA, and the "Third Containers & Microservices Conference" will take place June 7-9, 2016, at Javits Center in New York City.

Containers and microservices have become topics of intense interest throughout the cloud developer and enterprise IT communities.

Microservices focuses on the business and technology of the software architecture design pattern, in which complex applications are composed of small, independent processes communicating with each other using language-agnostic APIs.

Containers are not being considered for the first time by the cloud community, but a current era of re-consideration has pushed them to the top of the cloud agenda.

Rather than just stuff an OS into a container, for example, developers and deployers should consider a spectrum of microservices and what they can do.

@ThingsExpo Named the World's Most Influential IoT Media Brand

@ThingsExpo has been named the Top Most Influential Internet of Things 'Media Brand' by Onalytica in the ‘The Internet of Things Landscape 2015: Top 100 Individuals and Brands.'

Onalytica analyzed Twitter conversations around the IoT debate to uncover the most influential brands and individuals driving the conversation.

Intel and Cisco have been named the world's most influential IoT brands, followed by SYS-CON Media's global IoT event, @ThingsExpo as the world's most influential IoT media brand. [continued]

New York and Silicon Valley Sponsors and Exhibitors
During our last New York and Silicon Valley events, over 12,000 (audited) delegates registered and participated at @ThingsExpo, in the world's largest Internet of Things event, colocated with Cloud Expo. Our conference delegates met with over 150 of the world's leading technology pioneers that were among the sponsors and exhibitors, including:


SYS-CON Media CEO Carmen Gonzalez (@GonzalezCarmen) at the Javits Center, Manhattan the day before @ThingsExpo New York 2015 opens

Acision, Actifio, ActiveState, AgilePoint, AIC , Akana, AlertLogic, Ambernet, Amplidata, Apacer Memory America Inc., Appcore, AppDynamics, AppZero, Aria Systems, Arista Networks, Automic, Avere Systems, Axis Communications, B2CLOUD, Basic6, Bestwebdesignagencies.com, Bitium, Blue Box , BMC, BroadSoft, Brother , Bsquare, BUMI, CA, Inc., Calm.io, CenturyLink, Ciqada, CiRBA, Cisco, Cloudant, an IBM Company, Cloudian, CoalFire, CodeFutures, COLUMN Technologies, CommVault, connect2.me, Connected Data, CrashPlan/Code42, Creative Business Solutions , Cynny Italia S.r.l, Dasher, dcVAST, DEAC, Dell, DevOps.com, Distrix , DragonGlass, Dyn, Edgecast , ElasticBox, Emcien, Endstream Communications/Open Data Centers, EnterpriseDB, e-SignLive, by Silanis, Esri, Evident.io, FierceDevOps, FireHost, Genband, Gigamon, GoodData, Gridstore, Harbinger Group , IAPP, IBM, IDenticard Access Control, Imperva,


Demo Theater (June 9-11, 2015, Javits Center) on the Expo Floor attracts more delegates than the entire conference of other events

IndependenceIT, Infor, InMage, Innodisk, Intelligent Systems, Isomorhpic , ITinvolve, iwNetworks, Ixia, iXsystems , Jelastic, Kintone, KOTRA , Liaison, Litmus Automation, MangoApps, Matrix.org, MediaTek Labs, MetraTech (now part of Ericsson), Microsoft, Navisite, Net Access , Nimble Storage, NuoDB, Inc., Objectivity, OMG, Open Data Centers, OpenCrowd, Optimal Design, Oracle, OutSystems, Parasoft, Peak10, Peer 1 Hosting, PluralSight, Plutora, ProfitBricks, PubNub, Quality Technology Services , Quantum, Qubell, RackWare , Rancher Labs, Red Hat, r-evolutionapp , RingStor, Robomq.io, SafeLogic, SAP, ScaleMP, Seagate, Secure Infrastructure & Services, Sematext , SendGrid , Serena Software, Sherweb, SimpleECM, Site 24x7, Smartvue Corporation, SOASTA, SoftLayer, an IBM Company, SoftwareAG, Soha, Solgenia, SPAN Systems, Spirent, StackIQ, Stateless Networks, Storpool, Stratogent, Stratoscale, Supermicro, SUSE, Tau Institute, Telecity, Telehouse, Telestax, The New York Times , The Vision Times, TierPoint, TMCnet, Transparent Cloud Computing Consortium, Tufin, Ulunsoft, Utimaco, VASCO Data Security, Veeam, Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Vicom Computer Services, VictorOps, Virtustream, VITRIA Technology, Vormetric, WHOA.com, Will Jaya, Windstream, WSM - Website Movers International, Zentera Systems, Zerto.


New York (June 9-11, 2015) and Silicon Valley (November 3-5, 2015) "Bronze Sponsor" AlertLogic Booth at the Javits Center

For the Past Four Years @ThingsExpo Has Been a Must-Attend Event for MetraTech/Ericsson
This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. [continued]

About SYS-CON Media & Events
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Carmen Gonzalez is the co-founder, president, and CEO of SYS-CON Media, Cloud Expo, Inc. and Ulitzer, Inc.

Carmen has been in charge of SYS-CON's sales and marketing functions since 1994. Under her leadership, the company was named by Inc 500, among the fastest growing 500 privately held companies in North America three years in a row.

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