Conference archive

IoT Dev + Test 2017 - IoT Development

Tuesday, April 25

Brian Huey
Michael Finegan

Internet of Things: From Prototype to Production

Add to calendar
Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

In this hands-on workshop developers, testers, and product managers learn how to quickly create connected IoT prototypes that can lead to commercial IoT solutions using pre-certified hardware and the ARM mbed platform. This prototype-to-production workshop guides you on how to employ crowdsourced libraries for sensors and peripherals using a cloud-based IDE and move data from edge sensor/processor to cloud platform as a service using a cellular module. Learn how to build successful IoT solutions based on proven business practices and avoid the critical pitfalls of IoT development. Join...

Wednesday, April 26

Mike Benkovich
Improving-Twin Cities

IoT with Azure Streaming Data Services

Add to calendar
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

From the gathering of data to its analysis and presentation, Microsoft Azure provides services to make architecting and delivering IoT functionality easy. Mike Benkovich illustrates the possibilities with MyDriving, a reference architecture application that shows the processing of data created by an OBD/II device through a smartphone proxy. He introduces the concepts of Data in Motion and IoT infrastructures and describes various Azure services and management tools. With this foundation established, Mike introduces you in a lab setting to core services including Event Hub, stream analytics...

Lance Gleason
Polyglot Programming Inc.

Create an IoT Device: A Hands-On Workshop

Add to calendar
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

With the cost of microcontrollers, sensors, and Wi-Fi modules steadily decreasing, IOT is finding its way into many common devices in our lives and households. But, how do you get started with IoT development? What’s the best device to use? For this information and more, join Lance Gleason to explore the world of IoT by turning conference badges into Wi-Fi-enabled devices using the NodeMCU (ESP8266) open-source firmware and development kit, a 4x4 NeoPixel array, small battery pack, sensor, and voltage chip. Attendees will start by learning some basic electronics as we assemble the units (...

Thursday, April 27

Dona Sarkar

A Screenless Future Is Closer Than You Think

Add to calendar
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Somewhere near you is a device with a screen. You can’t live without that device. In fact, you are reading this right now on that—or another—device. Within a few years, the screens that we so depend on today will begin to disappear. After all, we are analog creatures, and we are meant to experience the world without the confining boundaries of two-dimensional screens. What is this “screenless future,” and what tech advancements are being made right now to make it real? Dona Sarkar is experiencing first-hand this new future in her role as principal product manager at HoloLens, working to...

Anders Wallgren
Electric Cloud

Connected Devices, Connected Code, and Connected Teams: The Challenges of IoT Software Delivery

Add to calendar
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Developing software for the Internet of Things (IoT) comes with its own set of challenges and issues, including security, privacy, and unified standards. Each IoT product is comprised of (at least) three separate application components: the software embedded in the device, the backend service, and the mobile application for the end user’s controls. Each component is developed by a different team, using different technologies and practices, and deployed to a different stack/target. And all of these variables make the integration of these separate pipelines and the coordination of software...

Jim McKeeth
Embarcadero Technologies

Rapid Prototyping with Arduino and Open Hardware

Add to calendar
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 11:00am to 11:45am

Thanks to the rise of Arduino, an open source electronics platform based on easy-to-use open source hardware and software, it is much cheaper and easier to prototype and build smart devices connected to the internet. Arduino comes with an integrated development environment (IDE), using the Processing, C, and C++ programming languages. Jim McKeeth shows you how easy it is to get started with simple projects and proof of concepts. Taking a proof of concept to the next stage involves communication among Arduino, the mobile device, and the cloud. This facilitates configuration, data gathering...


Harnessing Digital Services to Improve Driver Experience at BMW

Add to calendar
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

The world is demanding more from cars. No longer merely a way to get around, modern vehicles have become authentic pieces of technological art—equipped with numerous sensors and capabilities that are gradually transforming the very meaning of the word ‘vehicle’. BMW wanted to get ahead of this changing landscape and continue to delight their customers whether inside or outside the car—but how? Jorge Coca faced this challenge when he joined the team in January 2016. He and his peers found the answer in BMW Connected, an application that seamlessly links customers’ cars with their digital...

Michael Finegan

Wireless IoT Network Communications: Now and into the Future

Add to calendar
Thursday, April 27, 2017 - 3:15pm to 4:00pm

With a focus on public and private network communication options, Michael Finegan reviews cellular and long range RF solutions—LoRa, Sigfox, Ingenu, and NB IOT—and compare link budget, bandwidth, and power efficiency. In addition to the physical characteristics, Michael explores the positioning of various technologies in the marketplace and deployment types, employing aggregation methods that use gateways and concentrators which allow companies to process data locally. Discover at what point LPWA topology needs to transition from a campus-area network to a macro network. Learn about...

Friday, April 28


Enterprise IoT: Solving the Challenges of the Smart City

Add to calendar
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

The Internet of Things is bringing unprecedented levels of instrumentation and insights, drawing from the vast advances brought about by the industrial, mobile, and internet revolutions. While people are already comfortable with connected fitness devices, thermostats, and home security, IoT for urban environments and the enterprise is still in its infant stage and evolving quickly. Gary Garcia maintains that the digitalization of enterprises and the cities where they reside will fundamentally change the way businesses interact with their employees and customers—and how governments interact...

Jim McKeeth
Embarcadero Technologies

Accurate Indoor Device Location with Beacons

Add to calendar
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

Proximity location is a fundamental feature of many IoT applications. As long as a receiver has a clear unobstructed view of four satellites in the sky, GPS provides accuracy down to two meters. However, if the GPS receiver loses view of the sky, especially indoors, what can be done? Jim McKeeth says the solution is to employ Bluetooth LE advertisements of relative signal strength as a proximity beacon. Once there are three or more beacons in fixed locations, a smart device within range can triangulate at the centimeter scale for accurate locations—and works indoors. Jim explains the...

Booz-Allen Hamilton's Strategic Initiatives Group

The IoT: Internet of Threats?

Add to calendar
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 10:00am to 10:45am

From connected elevators to smart cars, the Internet of Things (IoT) is all around us, even in ways we're not aware of. The devices make our lives easier, encourage us to exercise, and save time and resources--but at what cost? With current computer and mobile technology, the main threat is to our data and our accounts, with phishing and ransomware topping the charts; however, the IoT introduces risk to our personal safety and compromises our privacy in ways we can't even yet imagine. Join Chris to...

TIm Hahn

Securing your IoT Implementations

Add to calendar
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
As the Internet of Things is deployed across a wide range of industrial, consumer, and business environments, of special interest and concern is the need to implement IoT solutions with careful attention to security. While many of the challenges in IoT security are similar to the challenges of securing information technology (IT) computing environments, there are special considerations due to the scale, operating conditions, system capabilities, and wide range of device types which are used in IoT solutions. Further, these systems, by connecting the electronic and physical worlds, must...