Talk Title: Data Driven IoT Applications
About the speaker: After graduation from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Xuan received MSc in Electronic Engineering from Queen Mary, University of London. He then started his career in software engineering in Oracle UK and progressed to tech lead in software engineering and SRE in companies including Cisco. Currently Xuan holds the position of lead solution architect and technology evangelist in Alibaba Cloud Europe, helping customers to adopt the world-leading cloud platform and promote the BigData and AI solutions from Alibaba Group.
About the company: Alibaba Cloud offers high-performance, elastic computing power in the cloud. Services are available on a pay-as-you-go basis and include data storage, relational databases, big-data processing, Anti-DDoS protection and content delivery networks (CDN). Alibaba Cloud R&D efforts include the advancement of IoT technology, virtual reality, smart homes, automotive networking and information systems, and cloud-based mobile-device operating systems.
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Talk Title: Challenges and Solutions for Secure Connectivity when Managing IoT Devices.
About the speaker: Parag has 10+ years of experience in managing global businesses and proven track record of significant accomplishments in product management and business development during his tenure with Valid and Bluefish Technologies in management positions.The team under his management is breaking down the technical barriers to IoT/M2M and enabling prototyping to commercialisation already for over 5,000 businesses in a democratised way.
About the company: Soracom offers secure, scalable, cloud-native connectivity developed specifically for the Internet of Things, available in over 120 countries worldwide. Soracom's vision is to democratize IoT by breaking down technical barriers and bringing technology to people everywhere in convenient new forms
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Talk Title: The ingredients of successful IoT growth
About the speaker: Pilgrim Beart is a serial connected-products entrepreneur, having founded companies including Antenova (billions of antenna systems shipped) and AlertMe (now known as Hive and acquired by BG in 2015 for $100m, it's the UK's most successful connected home platform and has shipped millions of connected devices). He is an IET Fellow and is now CEO of DevicePilot.
About the company: DevicePilot is a universal cloud-based software service allowing you to easily locate, monitor and manage your connected devices at scale, with proactive management of the entire device lifecycle. DevicePilot has been built and is managed by a senior team that has the experience of resolving scaling issues first-hand through deploying millions of devices in previous businesses.
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