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Building Internet of Things Apps With Superpowers

Date: This event took place live on December 10 2015

Presented by: Joe Biron, Jon Bruner

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes.

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Applications in the Internet of Things are much more than a user interface on the web or on a mobile device. "Apps" can take the form of a UI that gives a user a new experience on a smart, connected product. It could also take the form of a prediction from an analytic model derived through machine learning, or integration of a data feed from a connected operation into another business system.

The core of an IoT App begins with establishing a model of the Thing and its world, both physical and digital, that it fits in. This model enables APIs, UIs, partner integrations, enterprise integrations, and analytics to click into a common framework for rapid delivery and evolving a solution, even in the face of changing underlying technology.

To gain a deeper understanding, join an interactive discussion with Joe Biron, VP of IoT Platform Strategy at ThingWorx, and moderator Jon Bruner, Director of Hardware & IoT at O'Reilly, as they describe:

  • The right considerations for IoT application modeling
  • How analytics predictions fit into the context of your Thing model
  • How establishing your Thing model gives your existing and future apps superpowers!

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

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.

About 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 hardware, 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.