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Life on “The Edge” of the IoT

Date: This event took place live on September 22 2015

Presented by: Joe Biron, Jon Bruner

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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It's inevitable that the Internet of Things is rapidly changing the way products and services function across the enterprise. But have you dug down into the details yet, to understand how these things are actually connected? All of the communication between a product, the cloud, and you is made possible by "The Edge" — this is where your things are!

Sensors, actuators, controllers, agents, and communication form the edge and enable you to obtain real-time information from your products and services. This live webcast will help you to gain a clear understanding of how information is gathered from devices and communicated to the cloud and to you.

Join Jon Bruner, Director of Hardware & IoT at O'Reilly, and Joe Biron, VP of IoT Technology at ThingWorx, for an interactive discussion that will help you:

  • Identify the tools and terms that, together, constitute the architecture of the edge
  • Develop a shared mental model of the spectrum of IoT devices and solution patterns
  • Discover edge architecture examples with interoperable means of communication with the cloud

About Joe Biron, VP of IoT Technology — ThingWorx, a PTC company

As VP of IoT Technology at ThingWorx, a PTC business, Joe leads a team that guides the technical architecture between the ThingWorx IoT platform and ThingWorx Ready partners. Joe has broad knowledge of IoT solutions and has led engineering teams focused on edge technology as well as cloud services, and has been deeply involved in the solution architecture for many ThingWorx customers.

Jon Bruner, Director of Hardware & IoT — O'Reilly Media

Jon Bruner is co-chair of the O'Reilly Solid Conference, focused on the intersection between software and the physical world, and he oversees O'Reilly's publications on hard-ware, the Internet of Things, manufacturing, and electronics. Before coming to O'Reilly, he was data editor at Forbes Magazine, where he combined writing and programming to approach a broad variety of subjects, from the operation of the Columbia River's dams to migration within the United States. He lives in San Francisco and can occasionally be found at the console of a pipe organ.