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
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
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
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