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SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a client-oriented software development company, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place October 31-November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software company that develops and delivers turn-key mobile apps, websites, web services, and complex software systems for startups and enterprises. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobile software company with over 200 developers, designers, quality assurance engineers, project managers in house, specializing in the world-class mobile and web development. The company's main focus is saving the time and efforts of clients by providing full-cycle product development, offering dedicated project teams for long-term collaborations... (more)

The Five Jobs Robots Will Take Last | @ThingsExpo #AI #ML #IoT #M2M

Last week, I compiled a list of the 5 jobs robots will take first. Today, let’s have a go at the 5 jobs robots will take last. For this article only, let’s define “robots” as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform. Understanding How Humans Work Almost every human job requires us to perform some combination of the following four basic types of tasks: Manual repetitive (predictable) Manual nonrepetitive (not predictable) Cognitive repetitive (predictable) Cognitive nonrepetitive (not predictable) For example, an assembly line worker performs mostly manual repetitive tasks which, depending on complexity and a cost/benefit analysis, can be automated. A CEO of a major multinational conglomerate performs mostly cognitive nonrepetitive task... (more)

Keynote @ThingsExpo by @ChrisMatthieu | #IoT #M2M #DigitalTransformation

In his keynote at @ThingsExpo, Chris Matthieu, Director of IoT Engineering at Citrix and co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, focused on building an IoT platform and company. He provided a behind-the-scenes look at Octoblu's platform, business, and pivots along the way (including the Citrix acquisition of Octoblu). Download Slide Deck: ▸ Here Speaker Bio: Chris Matthieu is the co-founder and CTO of Octoblu, a revolutionary real-time IoT platform recently acquired by Citrix. Octoblu connects things, systems, people and clouds to a global mesh network allowing users to automate and control design flows, processes and sensor data, and analyze/react to real-time events and messages as well as big data trends and anomalies. Prior to co-founding Octoblu, Chris was the founder of Nodester, an open-source Node.JS PaaS which was acquired by AppFog and the founder of Teleku, ... (more)

Silicon Valley CFP | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #DX #DigitalTransformation

@ThingsExpo Silicon Valley Call for Papers is now open. @ThingsExpo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, is co-located with the 21st International Cloud Expo and will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading industry players in the world. @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York  (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (October 31 - November 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) The Internet of Things (IoT) is the most profound change in personal and enterprise IT since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago. All major researchers estimate there will be tens of billions devices - computers, smartphones, tablets, and sensors - connected to the Internet by 2020. This number will continue to grow at a ... (more)

The Five Jobs Robots Will Take First | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #MachineLearning

Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades. But which ones will robots take first? First, we should define “robots” (for this article only) as technologies, such as machine learning algorithms running on purpose-built computer platforms, that have been trained to perform tasks that currently require humans to perform. With this in mind, let’s think about what you’ll do after white-collar work. Oh, and I do have a solution for the short term that will make you the last to lose your job to a robot, but I’m saving it for the end of the article. 1 – Middle Management If your main job function is taking a number from one box in Excel and putting it in another box in Excel and writing a narrative about how the number got from place to place, robots are knocking at your door. Any job where you... (more)

Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: Defriending Your Smart Device | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

The Internet of Things is already changing the way we track fitness, manage our homes, and drive our cars. But while there is considerable discussion around how we securely provision our devices and who will have access to the data they capture, an important topic no one seems to be talking much about is the de-provisioning of smart objects. What happens when I ditch my Fitbit, trade in my connected car, or sell my house with its Nest thermostat, smart fridge and next-generation home security system? How do I manage to remove these smart devices from my life and make sure that no one has access to the data they have captured? As the universe of connected things grows exponentially, so will the number of smart objects in our daily lives. Yes, one or two connected things may be easy to manage. But if we are expected to reach a point where nearly all the objects in ou... (more)

Apple Reportedly Making 10 Million iPad Minis for Xmas

Chatterboxes in the Apple supply chain have got the rumor mongering US press, including the Wall Street Journal, reporting that Apple has placed orders for more than 10 million 7.85-inch iPad minis to be delivered in Q4. Apple of course hasn't acknowledged the existence of such a dingus although this Wednesday it's supposed to send out invitations to the thing's grand unveiling next week. The number of minis on order is reportedly twice the number of Kindle Fires Amazon is planning on making. The Fire and Google's Nexus 7 are assumed to be the baby iPad's biggest rivals. One Wall Street analyst who's been traveling in the Orient claims "Apple did not skimp on the aesthetics of the much anticipated ‘iPad mini. In fact, we believe the ‘iPad mini' could outshine the new iPad in terms of how the device feels in a consumer's hands." He also thinks it's "more challenging... (more)

What Does the Geek in Your Life Really Want for the Holidays?

If you flat-out asked your resident nerd what gifts they are hoping for as the holidays get into full swing, you might get a response like, "You mean besides for an uncut Blu-ray version of the original Star Wars Trilogy? Hmm, let me think..." But even if the family Jedi is less than helpful at giving you insight on their wish list, you simply need to avoid some common pitfalls on gift-giving and remember: when in doubt, the basics are always best. There's actually a shocking variety in geekdom when you start drilling down into it, so you really have to know your geeky loved one's tastes in movies, TV shows and games if you're going to go that route. A Dr. Who Geek is not the same as a Star Wars geek is not the same as a Trekkie, etc. If you're not sure which breed of super fan you're buying for, you want to go with the things that are universal to the full spectrum ... (more)

Scorecard Marketplace – A Reference Model to Deliver Dashboards on Tablets

Business always needs the ability to deliver real-time analytics on-demand for better information visibility and decision making anytime anywhere. Delivering dashboards on mobile devices or tablets has become a very popular use case for executives. The use case has more relevancy now than ever with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) gaining momentum across organizations. Organizations around the world are realizing that the need for a full spectrum of dashboards on mobiles is challenging. Especially in utilizing existing investment, providing rich user experience, and simplifying mobile enablement. This article details a reference model, i.e., Scorecard Marketplace, which is useful for pushing the existing reports and analytics to mobiles and tablets with minimal extension by addressing the above challenges. The model uses the popular Marketplace concept and can be publi... (more)

Using @Docker For a Complex #IoT Application | @ThingsExpo #DevOps #M2M

View Aaater Suleman's @ThingsExpo sesion here The goal of any DevOps solution is to optimize multiple processes in an organization. And success does not necessarily require that in executing the strategy everything needs to be automated to produce an effective plan. Yet, it is important that processes are put in place to handle a necessary list of items. Register For DevOps Summit FREE (before Friday) ▸ Here Flux7 is a consulting group with a focus on helping organizations build, maintain and optimize DevOps processes. The group has a wide view across DevOps challenges and benefits, including: The distinct challenge of a skills shortage in this area and how organizations are coping to meet demands with limited resources. The technical requirements: From stacks to scripts, and what works. The practical and political challenges: Beyond the stacks and the human element... (more)

[video] @Covisint's Connected Car Security | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #AI #ML

"There are a lot of security issues with connected vehicles right now. We provide the connected vehicle infrastructure for both Hyundai and OnStar," explained David Miller, Chief Security Officer at Covisint, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held November 1-3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The World's Largest "Cloud Digital Transformation" Event @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 New York (June 6-8, 2017, Javits Center, Manhattan) @CloudExpo / @ThingsExpo 2017 Silicon Valley (Oct. 31 - Nov. 2, 2017, Santa Clara Convention Center, CA) Full Conference Registration Gold Pass and Exhibit Hall ▸ Here Register For @CloudExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @ThingsExpo ▸ Here via EventBrite Register For @DevOpsSummit ▸ Here via EventBrite Sponsorship Opportunities Sponsors of Cloud Expo / @ThingsExpo will benefit from unmatched bran... (more)