Iasa Topic of the month: Internet of Things (IoT)

Each month Iasa will cover a new trending topic via eSummits (virtual conferences), interviews, articles and guest blog appearances.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of physical objects-devices, vehicles, buildings and other items embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity-that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.

Below are the eSummit presentations and blog posts released this month. This will help put you on the path to become an Internet of Things master.


MarchTopic: Big Data/Information Architecture

March’s topic will discuss the Big Data/Information Architecture and will be held on March 16th. With industry expert presenters, you don’t want to miss it! Register for free at our eSummit page!

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Internet of Things eSummit Presentations



IoT Cloud: Smart Cities Platform

By Bhagvan Kommadi

The integrated city management platform is IOT cloud based solution which will accelerate the smart cities solution deployment across the world. Smart cities solution consists of features to support weather & emissions, security, traffic management, public transport, electric vehicles, events and emergency mgmt

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On the Value of Connected Vehicles

by Brian Loomis

This discussion will look at a specific IoT scenario, that of the connected automobile or more broadly, connected vehicle. We will look at the unctionality being proposed, a couple of logical architectures for in-vehicle and cloud-provided services, and the financial/opportunity space of connected vehicles through the lens of a business architect and the business model canvas. OEMs, non-automotive technology companies, and suppliers each have different perceptions of this dynamic market and analysts predict that most automobiles will be “smart” in some way by 2030. What does the owner see value in? What does the dealership or service facility see value in? What would constitute a win-win for an OEM and a technology company? Do I really have to give up my steering wheel to an autonomous driver module? We will provide some industry data and look down the road to envision solutions within the realm of possibility.

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IoT and the Impacts to Customer Service

by Kyle Poole

In a connected future, the capabilities and expectations around Customer Service and Support will experience significant change. What is viewed by customers as a ‘good’ support experience today will quickly shift to being viewed as antiquated and unacceptable. In this session, we will discuss how IoT and the connected future will change customer support and service, and how savvy architects can position their companies to succeed in this new reality.

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Architecting for IoT

by Subhash Chowdary

To realize the potential benefits offered by the Internet of Things (IoT), you have to think different. In 1989 at Apple Computer more than 150 brilliant minds contributed to creating and publishing the VITAL architecture. The ensuing solutions in the industry including Data Warehousing, Web Services and smart phones have impacted our daily lives. IoT has the potential to have a much bigger impact. As architects we have to think different to build systems and solutions that go beyond the ‘i’ to things that automatically collect, communicate and process data for the benefit of all people. Some key architectural views will be presented in this session for your consideration.

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Tapping Into the Internet of Things (IoT)

by Suresh Babu

Age of the Internet of Things is upon us. Today, a wide variety of devices, including sensor-enabled smart devices, connect to the Internet and power new connected applications and solutions. A confluence of factors, such as a significant drop in technology costs and the pervasiveness of connectivity in many forms, has helped the Internet of Things explode into our everyday lives.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is radically changing the way companies approach the management of their assets, the monitoring of their business operations, and the way they interact with their consumers. IoT provides new ways to remotely manage equipment through telemetry, to use real-time machine data to devise new operational models, and to use location awareness and smarter products to interact with customers with new services. Equipment makers are benefiting from sensors that are embedded in machinery that provide vital real-time information about equipment usage, potential faults, location, security, and consumables that are required. This real-time information helps them maximize the uptime and speed up the response of services.

Faced with the Internet of Things (IoT), businesses are left grappling with this shift, trying to figure out the way forward, and uncertain as to the outcomes.”

To help you with these changing times, I explain several key IoT concepts that enterprises and developers must know when they define a comprehensive approach to implementing an IoT solution.”

— This talk will summarize my perspective on the impact of the Internet of Things for businesses, which was recently published by IBM.

Key Takeaways from the talk:

  • Seven key trends in IoT that will impact your business
  • How to view the IoT landscape from your industry or vertical point of view
  • A practical four step approach to assess and formulate the IoT strategy for your business

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IoT takes a life of its own

by E.G. Nadhan

With the continued emergence of the Internet of Things – and the data that is continuously collected – one attempts to associate more and more behavioral characteristics with the IoT devices. The feasibility of such logic being flawlessly and objectively executed is questionable and it is not necessarily a black and white answer every time. The human brain – the most intelligent thing of all – has evolved to be adept at the subjective execution of this logic to address those gray areas where there is no clear answer. Human-made IoT devices are at the lowest end of this spectrum with programmed logic and minimal intelligence. Can IoT really take a life of its own? IT wonders.

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When Computing is Everywhere: Lessons in IoT from the Military to Halloween

by Guy Bieber

Having been a CTO in a major Silicon Valley Company and Defense Contractor gives me a unique perspective on the deployment and value of IoT. The Internet of Things has been happening in the military for a long time. The Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Surveillance systems of the military are a network of ground-based sensors, air-based sensors, and human intelligence all put together into what is called a common operational picture. This common operational picture creates a model of what is happening in the world based on all of this sensed data.

As IoT enters the consumer world in offices, production lines, cities, and homes we are surrounding ourselves with computers. We are fusing the physical and digital worlds. Whereas IoT enabled a better understanding of what was happening on the battlefield for the military, in the consumer space it enables extreme efficiency in resource usage, automation that was never possible before, and quite possibly the end of data entry (we will sense everything in real time). Unfortunately, no one is taking all of the sensor data and creating a model of the world or in more consumer terms context. Today’s discussion will talk about some of the things we can do to better use IoT from the military to Halloween to create real value people.

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The impact of The Internet of Things on enterprise and solution architecture

by Peter Klement

The Internet of Things (IoT) made it to the top of the Gartner Hype Cycle of emerging technologies in 2014. Is it a hype or reality? If 2014 was the top, we should see right now a decrease in interest, but as a matter of fact more and more organisation put it on their strategic agenda, even Australian government organisations.As with past technology innovations, like mobile and cloud, the IoT has an impact on architecture. This talk will present a hypothesis what the impact will be and talk about a global IoT Reference Architecture project, initiated by the Internet of Everything (IoE) Community Network. Architecture is about strategy execution (http://cisr.mit.edu/research/research-overview/classic-topics/enterprise-architecture/), so IoT offers architects around the world a new opportunity to add value to their organisation, by integrating IoT in the existing business and technology operating model and is some instance maybe even disrupt those.

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Articles and Blog Posts

Can the IoT take a life of its own?

Smart Cities : IoT Cloud

Architecting for IoT

Maximizing the business potential of IoT