Over 200 people attended by Internet of Things session at Denver Startup Week 2016! Titled
2015 stands to be a great year for all of us — I hope — and this outcome seems certain for the developers of several hot new platforms for M2M and the Internet of Things. The four new-school platforms I review in my January/February 2015 column in Connected World Magazine which blur the bright line I drew in my column between device management and application enablement platforms.
Join me at the UCSF Mission Bay Conference Center for GigaOm’s Structure Connect 2014, two
Even on the hottest day of summer, a greenhouse can offer a restful, cool respite. Hobby greenhouses are generally a labor of love, the “labor” made more intense by the lack of consumer-grade “smart” greenhouse controllers. Commercial greenhouses have long used sensor networking to automate environmental control and improve watering efficiency. But similar tools have not available to hobby growers…. until now.
When a friend recently asked for my perspective on the Internet of Things in the enterprise, I started to drone on with my usual answer about M2M, the Industrial Internet and the smart grid… but that’s when I realized some fresh thinking was needed. How does the new crop of consumer-oriented connected devices such as connected cars, smart watches, heads-up displays and fitness bands intersect with corporate information strategy? How can organizations use these new tools to improve customer service and employee productivity?
CTIA – the Cellular Telephone Industry Association – has rolled their former fall and spring conferences into SUPER MOBILITY WEEK, to be held at the Sands Convention Center in Las Vegas September 8-11, 2015. This all-in-one mobile techfest will bring together the North American mobile industry like never before
Two of my favorite interests — gardening and wireless technology — came together at the Maximum Yield Indoor Gardening Expo in Tacoma, WA April 5 & 6. Some of you may already know that I am an avid home gardener, former partner in a retail hydroponics shop, and editor of the LED Grow Book published last year. While my primary reason for visiting Tacoma was to promote the book, I was also delighted to find a range of wireless indoor gardening equipment designed to give small-scale indoor growers some of the same high-tech tools used in commercial greenhouses.
So you’re designing a connected device solution, are you? What type of network connectivity will you use? Where will you put the intelligence in your solution? In the device? In the Cloud? In an enterprise back end system? These decisions are amongst the thorniest device manufacturers face, since they effect how robustly the device connects to networks and also the end user experience. Explore them with me in my April/May column in Connected World column
In the words of a favorite cartoon character, Professor Hubert J. Farnsworth of “Futurama”… Good news, everybody! As of this month, I’ve merged my independent consulting practice into 151 Advisors, a global strategic consulting firm for mobile and Cloud-based technology companies.
Join Laurie and the rest of the consumer technology world at one of the world’s largest technology shows: the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas January 6-10, 2014. This show covers technologies ranging from home audio and video to appliances, photography equipment, game consoles, mobile phones and so much more.