Samsung has released the world’s first 5G phone.
This is a big deal for advancing the next generation of mobile applications and an important industry first.
I’m a big fan of positioning and promoting industry firsts. This is because a true industry first – typically, a first that can be easily validated by a top tier industry analyst firm – is often a valuable proof point for establishing market leadership and for generating short- and long-term buzz among target markets.
Kudos to Samsung for getting out of the 5G smartphone gate first.
It will be interesting to see how the Samsung phone evolves, and just as interesting to see how it compares to 5G phones that are expected to be released by other smartphone manufacturers over the next few years.
Several of my clients believe 5G will be the catalyst for advancing digital transformation initiatives and will spark the development of a wide range of new and innovative edge and fog computing applications in the automation, IoT, robotics, self-driving vehicles and smart city industries.
Speaking of clients, I had the had opportunity to work on some of Samsung’s leadership positioning in the energy efficiency and Green IT spaces. It’s great to see the company taking an early lead in the 5G smartphone market.
Take a look at what TechRadar’s Mark Knapp has to say about some of the features included in Samsung’s first 5G phone here. – Russ DeVeau
I just posted a case study and content portfolio focused on some of the community building, messaging and content development and marketing programs I recently completed for the OpenFog Consortium.
Driving the Fog Conversation is a fun look at some of the proactive strategies and tactics I developed and implemented to drive global awareness of fog computing and to promote and populate Fog World Congress, the first international conference focused entirely on edge and fog computing.
The case study introduces fog computing and talks about some of the challenges involved in implementing a results-driven content development and marketing program from the ground up and on a time crunch. It discusses the importance of education and key messages in a proactive campaign and outlines some of the top-notch results achieved when it came to building community and driving standing room only crowds.
Some phenomenal analytics are also highlighted. In fact, this Industry 4.0 campaign delivered some of the best analytics I have ever generated during a short-term proactive program.
The content portfolio shows some of the branded content and messages I developed to position fog computing and Fog World Congress. I remain a big fan of many of the content styles I used in this extremely proactive program including the bold and simple messages that stand out in all social media feeds.
Read the case study here, the content portfolio here and a bit more about my experience supporting global tech consortia and a wide range of tech events here. – Russ DeVeau
–The IDDYs: a prestigious award, an industry first and content development and marketing on a global scale
–What’s your favorite tech event?
A nice read by Network World’s Jon Gold on how fog computing can advance augmented reality initiatives.
The article gives an interesting perspective on some of challenges that need to be addressed as augmented reality moves more and more into the mainstream.
It’s one of the first stories I’ve seen highlighting some of the security issues associated with the fast-moving augmented reality space.
The story features the work of Dr. Maria Gorlatova, a professor at Duke University.
I had the opportunity to hear Gorlatova speak when she was in New York City at a tech event in the spring of 2017, and then again in Santa Clara at Fog World Congress 2017.
Her innovative work in edge and fog computing is laying the groundwork for advancing a wide range of Industry 4.0 initiatives.
Read the full article here. – Russ DeVeau
Having worked with data center, enterprise cloud and Industry 4.0 executives for the past several years, I know how confusing terms related to IoT and edge and fog computing can be to anyone looking to get up to speed on these fast-moving technologies.
The OpenFog Consortium – an organization I have supported on the messaging and content development and marketing fronts – has done a good job detailing some of the terms related to fog computing in its glossary of terms.
The team at State of the Edge has also assembled a list of edge computing terms and definitions.
But even with quality resources, confusion often abounds when it comes to understanding terms related to IoT and edge and fog computing.
This is why it was good to see Mike Krell’s end-of-year piece in RCR Wireless News, which details his take on some of these topics and trends.
It’s a nice read for understanding terms and differentiators and outlines some of the benefits these Industry 4.0 technologies can deliver.
Read Krell’s full article here. – Russ DeVeau
–IoT in New York City – an open standards point of view
–How fog computing is enabling augmented reality
A nice new year read by the folks at IoT For All.
The story is based on interviews with 120 experts to examine where IoT is headed this year.
No big surprise to see 5G, cloud, edge computing and smart cities called out as key focus areas.
But as a content creator, it was exciting – and a bit of a surprise – to see augmented reality included on the list.
Read the entire story here for a nice overview of what may be some of the hottest trends in IoT this year. – Russ DeVeau
–IoT in New York City – an open standards point of view
–Speaking points and Intel’s “all in” IoT message
Many industry experts have stated that open standards will help speed the deployment of a wide range of Industry 4.0 and IoT initiatives.
This is why it was good to see these two moves take place in the standards world today.
IEEE ISTO announced the formation of the Uptane Alliance, a new organization focusing on the development of security standards for connected cars and the automotive industry.
The Industrial Internet Consortium and the OpenFog Consortium announced that the two organizations will merge to further advance IoT and edge and fog computing.
Perhaps 2019 will be the year the industry sees some pretty significant output from the standards bodies working to advance open and interoperable IoT systems. – Russ DeVeau
Next generation security monitoring on display at @iKnightscope in New York City.
These R2-D2 lookalikes move around interior and exterior spaces to help keep people and places safe. They are in use in several cities around world.
I had the opportunity to meet these little guys during yesterday’s first ever New York Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and AI tech Meetup.
The meeting was held at the Knightscope showroom at 501 Lexington Avenue in Manhattan where I had a discussion with a Knightscope representative about cloud, edge and fog computing. These robots leverage Amazon’s cloud.
The Knightscope showroom is a haven for selfie takers and for anyone interested in seeing how robots are being used in the security space today. I saw many people stop in front of the showroom to watch in amazement as these smart robots moved around and interacted with people inside and outside the store.
Knightscope has many opportunities to position in the robotics and security spaces. The company has an incredibly fun and extremely timely industry 4.0 story to tell. – Russ DeVeau
Such an honor to have this LinkedIn reference from Lynne Canavan!
“I had the privilege and pleasure to work with Russ over the past year at the OpenFog Consortium, where Russ quickly became a highly-valued member of our marketing team. Russ was responsible for more than doubling our number of relevant and highly engaged community members across Twitter and LinkedIn in a very short period of time. Through his efforts, the organization became a global leader in the emerging industry conversation on fog computing. Our content was credible, relevant and was thoughtfully / cleverly packaged to gain attention and to keep our messages in front of the right audiences. I’ve been blown away, week after week, at what he delivers. He is quick thinking, creative, fun to work with – plus he executes flawlessly. Quite simply, Russ is the best at community building and social media.”
Lynne was the executive director of the OpenFog Consortium when I met her at a New York City tech event early last year. Shortly after we met, I took on community building, social media and messaging for several OpenFog initiatives.
My time this summer got super booked as I began working my way through a waiting list of projects I’ve had on hold for a while. So, a fresh set of eyes have taken over OpenFog social media. My last piece of OpenFog content was posted on July 10, in a tweet announcing that IDC’s Ashish Nadkarni will be speaking at Fog World Congress 2018.
I had a lot of fun working with the OpenFog team to help position OpenFog, fog computing and Fog World Congress in markets around the world.
Speaking of Fog World Congress, I attended and promoted the first Fog World Congress held last fall in Santa Clara. This year, Fog World Congress is taking place in San Francisco on October 1- 3. It’s a not-to-miss event for anyone interested in learning about edge and fog computing from global experts.
The image below includes pictures I took at Fog World Congress 2017. Lynne Canavan is pictured on the top row, all the way on the right. Lynne was welcoming hundreds of attendees to the conference when I took this picture. – Russ DeVeau
This Fast Company story does a great job explaining the differences between cloud, edge and fog computing – Russ DeVeau
This brief OpenFog video does a great job giving an overview of fog computing. I’m honored to be part of the creative team responsible for launching the educational #thisisfog campaign in markets around the world. – Russ DeVeau
The dates and location for Fog World Congress 2018 were announced by the OpenFog Consortium yesterday. This year’s event is taking place in San Francisco on October 1 – 3.
Fog World Congress provides a unique opportunity to learn about edge and fog computing from global experts who are driving a wide range of Industry 4.0 and digital transformation initiatives.
I had the opportunity to attend Fog World Congress 2017 – the first ever Fog World Congress, held last fall in Santa Clara – as part of the conference marketing and content development team. Hundreds of people from around the world participated in this exciting inaugural event.
Fog computing is the technology helping to advance a smarter world – smarter cities, smarter factories, smarter homes, smarter devices and things – and is considered a requirement for the wide scale deployment of autonomous vehicles, drones and robotics.
Fog World Congress is the premier global event devoted to all things fog. The conference provides a unique opportunity for participants to understand the many opportunities surrounding the fast-moving and continuously growing fog computing market. – Russ DeVeau
– What’s your favorite tech event?
– Promoting future presidential candidates and President Obama’s tech guru
It’s great to see that has formed a Meetup group focused on fog computing. Join this group if you’re in the New York City area and interested in learning about fog computing from industry experts. – Russ DeVeau
Yours truly covering last month’s IoT Central Meetup.
The meeting was held at Grand Central Tech – a great space at 335 Madison Avenue where Facebook once had New York City offices – and featured a presentation on IoT and Fog Computing by Cisco’s IoT innovator, Maciej Kranz.
This was the first IoT Central event I attended where fog computing was discussed. It’s becoming a hot topic and based on the premise that the cloud isn’t enough as IoT deployments begin to explode and more real-time data processing power is needed at the edge. – Russ DeVeau
Photo by IoT Central.
I attended the IoT Central meetup in Manhattan last week. The meeting was held at Grand Central Tech – a great space at 335 Madison Avenue where Facebook once had NYC offices – and featured a presentation by Cisco’s IoT innovator, Maciej Kranz.
Kranz gave a top-notch overview of the history and current state of the IoT industry. He highlighted some use cases and early success stories and reviewed a few extremely interesting ROI scenarios. He also discussed some of the pain points the market has been experiencing and identified a couple areas that need to be addressed if the industry is to move IoT initiatives forward more quickly.
While I found the entire presentation both interesting and informative, given my background in positioning proven interoperable technologies in the digital identity, security and privacy sectors – and my proactive work with global technology consortia and standards bodies – I was very interested in what Kranz had to say about open standards in the IoT sector – and he said quite a bit.
I appreciated hearing Kranz state so clearly – and pretty much right after he began his open standards discussion – that he believes companies embracing open standards will be the ultimate winners in the IoT space. This is an important message for any developer or organization looking to begin – or expand on – IoT initiatives.
I also appreciated hearing Kranz’s dive down into what he sees as some of the IoT priorities tech consortia and standards bodies need to address. Those priorities included standardizing interfaces and standardizing the way sensors share data. Kranz went on to say that he felt it was important to have one agreed upon standard for solving common cross-industry IoT issues.
Kranz noted that there are many – in fact, dozens and dozens – of consortia working on a wide range of IoT challenges. I’ll highlight some of those organizations in upcoming articles. In the meantime, take a look at the Open Fog Consortium, an organization Kranz gave a shout-out to during his presentation. – Russ DeVeau
–Nokia, Alcatel and Here Maps – proactive storytelling, industry trends and top-notch spokespersons
–Russ DeVeau on communications and marketing for global standards bodies and technology consortia