It’s great to see that @AetherWorksLLC has formed a
#NYC #tech 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
Kesem Frank discusses Aion Network during yesterday’s Meetup at the Insight Data Science offices on 21st Street in New York City. Frank talked about the history of Aion and highlighted blockchain federations, interoperability and bridges as differentiators and focus areas.
I appreciate that Aion used Twitter to invite me to this Meetup. I regularly use Twitter to invite influencers and others to conferences and events. Leveraging Twitter to help populate events can be an extremely valuable proactive strategy. – Russ DeVeau
A great time with a great – and hardworking! – New York City food bank volunteer crew yesterday. – 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