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SYS-CON Events announced today that DXWorldExpo has been named "Global Sponsor" of SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo, which will take place on Oct 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. The Key to IT Business Digital Transformation is the key issue driving the global enterprise IT business. Digital Transformation is most prominent among Global 2000 enterprises and government institutions. Global 2000 Global 2000 companies have more than US$40 trillion in annual revenue - more than 50% of the world's entire GDP. The Global 2000 spends a total of US$2.4 trillion annually on enterprise IT. The average Global 2000 company has US$11 billion in annual revenue. The average Global 2000 company spends more than $600 million annually on enterprise IT. Governments throughout the world spend another US$500 billion on IT - much of it ... (more)

Announcing @App2Cloud_USA to Exhibit at @CloudExpo | #Docker #Containers #CloudNative

SYS-CON Events announced today that App2Cloud will exhibit at SYS-CON's 21st International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on Oct. 31 - Nov 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. App2Cloud is an online Platform, specializing in migrating legacy applications to any Cloud Providers (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud). By providing an online solution (https://www.app2cloud.io), companies can upload their traditional applications to get, few days later, clean and standard containers. App2Cloud covers all the current cloud platforms and technologies including Google Cloud Platform, Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Docker, Kubernetes, Cloud Foundry, and others. For more information, visit https://www.app2cloud.io. 21st International Cloud Expo, taking place October 31 - November 2, 2017, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, w... (more)

Spireon and Sprint Form Strategic Relationship Targeting the Transportation & Fleet Industry

Spireon and Sprint announced today the formation of a relationship aimed at providing Spireon’s FleetLocate-branded mobile resource management (MRM) solutions to fleet operators utilizing the Sprint network. FleetLocate solutions enable companies to maximize productivity, improve operational efficiencies and improve the bottom line through more effective management of assets, trailers and service fleets. This collaboration provides an unparalleled combination of leading MRM technology, wireless connectivity and industry expertise that can help businesses keep tabs on their fleet vehicles and other valuable assets, improve asset usage, and reduce loss and theft. State-of-the-Art Fleet and Transportation Solutions Sprint business sales teams will offer Spireon’s FleetLocate solutions. FleetLocate enables fleet and logistics managers to remotely monitor vehicles, trai... (more)

Tranparent Conductive Films and Sensors Are Hot Segments in Printed Electronics

BOSTON, MA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- Transparent conductive films (TCFs) -- used in touchscreens -- and sensors are currently the hottest sectors in printed, flexible and organic electronics, based on an analysis of start-up companies' performance, according to Lux Research. Its analysts looked at six years of data from the Lux Research Member Site, where companies are evaluated annually on 10 different metrics. The study found that companies with high "momentum" score -- a benchmark gauging commercial progress -- clustered in certain technology areas. "TCFs and sensors stand out from the crowd, taking different paths to get there," said Jonathan Melnick, Lux Research Senior Analyst and the lead author of the report titled, "What's Hot and Timing Moves in Printed, Flexible, and Organic Electronics." "The steady upward climb in TCFs has come as materials from Ca... (more)

StartupCamp9 Opens Call for Participants

TMC and Embrase Business Consulting today announced that StartupCamp9 has opened a Call for Participants for the event on Tuesday, August 12, 2014, at The Rio – Las Vegas. As part of ITEXPO, taking place from August 11-14, 2014, StartupCamp9 offers a forum for new companies to take center stage and present their innovative ideas and business plans. During StartupCamp9, early stage startups will have the opportunity to cut through the industry clutter and pitch their ideas to a panel of judges, industry experts, media, investors and customer prospects. The event will also feature a networking event to allow participants and industry professionals the opportunity to create and grow business partnerships. To participate in StartupCamp9, interested companies should fill out this online form. Presenting is free, and selected startups receive: A five-minute pitch slot to a... (more)

Why Are APIs So Popular? | @ExpoDX @AndyThurai #API #IoT #IIoT #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

Kin Lane recently wrote a couple of blogs about why copyrighting an API is not common. I couldn’t agree more that copyrighting APIs is uncommon. First of all, the API definition is just an interface (It is the implementation detail that is important, and needs to be guarded), so it doesn’t make any sense to copyright an interface. (It is almost like copyrighting a pretty face ). Secondly, the whole idea of exposing an API is you are looking for others to finish the work you started by just providing the plumbing work. Why would anyone want to get involved with a copyrighted API and finish your work for you? Kin Lane says, “API copyright would prevent the reuse and remix of common or successful API patterns within a space. We are at a point where aggregating common, popular APIs into single, standardized interfaces is emerging as the next evolution in web and mobil... (more)

ARM Server to Transform #BigData to #IoT | @CloudExpo #IIoT #AI #ML #DX

A completely new computing platform is on the horizon. They're called Microservers by some, ARM Servers by others, and sometimes even ARM-based Servers. No matter what you call them, Microservers will have a huge impact on the data center and on server computing in general. What Is a Microserver...and What Isn't Although few people are familiar with Microservers today, their impact will be felt very soon. This is a new category of computing platform that is available today and is predicted to have triple-digit growth rates for some years to come - growing to over 20% of the server market by 2016 according to Oppenheimer ("Cloudy With A Chance of ARM" Oppenheimer Equity Research Industry Report). According to Chris Piedmonte, CEO of Suvola Corporation - a software and services company focused on creating preconfigured and scalable Microserver appliances for deployin... (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)

Many IoTs Power Panel | @ExpoDX #IoT #IIoT #API #BigData #SmartCities #FinTech #Blockchain #DigitalTransformation

From CloudEXPO TV Archives: The World's Many IoTs: Which Are the Most Important? The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years. Panelist Bios: 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 netwo... (more)

Myths of Cloud Computing with @Wrecks47 | [@CloudExpo @OracleCloudZone]

Ten Myths of Cloud Computing Cloud computing is transforming the way businesses think about and leverage technology. As a result, the general understanding of cloud computing has come a long way in a short time. However, there are still many misconceptions about what cloud computing is and what it can do for businesses that adopt this game-changing computing model. In this exclusive Q&A with Cloud Expo Conference Chair Jeremy Geelan, Rex Wang, Vice President of Product Marketing at Oracle, discusses and dispels some of the common myths about cloud computing that still exist today. Cloud Computing Journal: Why do you think organizations often misunderstand cloud computing? Rex Wang: Overall, the understanding of cloud computing has come a long way over the past few years. Cloud technology is being embraced by a growing number of organizations each year, while other... (more)

IoT Keynote by @ChrisMatthieu | @ExpoDX @Citrix #AI #IoT #IIoT #API #WebRTC #SmartCities #DigitalTransformation

From CloudEXPO TV Archives: 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... (more)

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Dion Hinchcliffe is an internationally recognized digital expert, bestselling book author, frequent keynote speaker, analyst, futurist, and transformation expert based in Washington, DC. He is currently Chief Strategy Officer at the industry-leading digital strategy and online community solutions firm, 7Summits.
Digital Transformation is much more than a buzzword. The radical shift to digital mechanisms for almost every process is evident across all industries and verticals. This is often especially true in financial services, where the legacy environment is many times unable to keep up with the rapidly shifting demands of the consumer. The constant pressure to provide complete, omnichannel delivery of customer-facing solutions to meet both regulatory and customer demands is putting enormous pressure on...
IoT is rapidly becoming mainstream as more and more investments are made into the platforms and technology. As this movement continues to expand and gain momentum it creates a massive wall of noise that can be difficult to sift through. Unfortunately, this inevitably makes IoT less approachable for people to get started with and can hamper efforts to integrate this key technology into your own portfolio. There are so many connected products already in place today with many hundreds more on the h...
The standardization of container runtimes and images has sparked the creation of an almost overwhelming number of new open source projects that build on and otherwise work with these specifications. Of course, there's Kubernetes, which orchestrates and manages collections of containers. It was one of the first and best-known examples of projects that make containers truly useful for production use. However, more recently, the container ecosystem has truly exploded. A service mesh like Istio addr...
Digital Transformation: Preparing Cloud & IoT Security for the Age of Artificial Intelligence. As automation and artificial intelligence (AI) power solution development and delivery, many businesses need to build backend cloud capabilities. Well-poised organizations, marketing smart devices with AI and BlockChain capabilities prepare to refine compliance and regulatory capabilities in 2018. Volumes of health, financial, technical and privacy data, along with tightening compliance requirements by...
Charles Araujo is an industry analyst, internationally recognized authority on the Digital Enterprise and author of The Quantum Age of IT: Why Everything You Know About IT is About to Change. As Principal Analyst with Intellyx, he writes, speaks and advises organizations on how to navigate through this time of disruption. He is also the founder of The Institute for Digital Transformation and a sought after keynote speaker. He has been a regular contributor to both InformationWeek and CIO Insight...
Andrew Keys is Co-Founder of ConsenSys Enterprise. He comes to ConsenSys Enterprise with capital markets, technology and entrepreneurial experience. Previously, he worked for UBS investment bank in equities analysis. Later, he was responsible for the creation and distribution of life settlement products to hedge funds and investment banks. After, he co-founded a revenue cycle management company where he learned about Bitcoin and eventually Ethereal. Andrew's role at ConsenSys Enterprise is a mul...
To Really Work for Enterprises, MultiCloud Adoption Requires Far Better and Inclusive Cloud Monitoring and Cost Management … But How? Overwhelmingly, even as enterprises have adopted cloud computing and are expanding to multi-cloud computing, IT leaders remain concerned about how to monitor, manage and control costs across hybrid and multi-cloud deployments. It’s clear that traditional IT monitoring and management approaches, designed after all for on-premises data centers, are falling short in ...
In his general session at 19th Cloud Expo, Manish Dixit, VP of Product and Engineering at Dice, discussed how Dice leverages data insights and tools to help both tech professionals and recruiters better understand how skills relate to each other and which skills are in high demand using interactive visualizations and salary indicator tools to maximize earning potential. Manish Dixit is VP of Product and Engineering at Dice. As the leader of the Product, Engineering and Data Sciences team at D...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...