Last week I spoke at the IoT World event in Palo Alto. It was one of the best IoT events I’ve attended with lots of interesting speakers and attendees. Here are some links and highlights:
1. IoT Market Segmentation. Patrick Moorehead, an industry analyst, did a presentation on the market segmentation and size of the IoT industry. His research paper and presentation are available from his site. If you are interested in market sizing it is worth reading. One thing I do appreciate is the conclusion that the Industrial IoT is a larger revenue opportunity than things like wearables.
2. Data Analytics Platform. Verizon’s Ashol Srivastava did a very interesting presentation about Verizon’s Advanced Analytics platform. The presentation slides have not been published but I did capture a picture of the architecture. I think it is fascinating that Verizon is getting into the IoT data market. They also claimed the platform will be open source, so even better!
3. MQTT Everywhere. It seems support for MQTT is now becoming a given for any IoT middleware platform. I came across 3 vendors, who I haven’t heard of before, that all claimed MQTT support: Vridata, SeeControl, Plat.One. These vendors also support other protocols but it does seems MQTT has become an accepted ‘must support’ item. Also, Vital Shahfrom from Litmus Automation did an excellent MQTT presentation during the Open Source Day at the event.
4. Finally here is the presentation I gave entitled ‘Leveraging the Open IoT Ecosystem to Accelerate Your Product Strategy‘ It was nice to see a major theme of the conference was the important of open source and open standards to the success of IoT.