Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico in late 2017 and is regarded as the worst natural disaster to hit the Caribbean. You’ll hear the story of how the island leveraged Edge IoT to monitor and control thousands of mobile generators for post-disaster relief. When thinking about all the things involved in connected operations, it may seem daunting- machines, sensors, back-end IT, clouds, etc. Edge IoT is about making things simple by running intelligence at the source of the data, which in critical situations, can save lives.

Some topics we’ll cover include:

  • Edge IoT-the convergence of Edge Computing and IoT- basics and tips
  • Remote machine monitoring and machine data extraction (brownfield and greenfield)
  • Simple real-time data sharing between machine to machine, machine to human, machine to cloud
  • Use cases: increasing quality, reducing maintenance, increasing machine uptime, root/cause analysis

Joe Speed, Field CTO, ADLINK IoT Solutions and Technology

With over 25 years of experience in the technology field, Joe has become known as a leader and influencer in engineering, IoT, open source technology, autonomous machines and robotics. Joe currently serves as CTO of ADLINK IoT’s Solutions & Technology division, leading efforts in the field with customers and partners. Prior to ADLINK Joe worked at IBM where he helped start IBM IoT and made MQTT open standard and open source. He is most proud of launching #AccessibleOlli the “autonomous for all of us” project with CTA Foundation, IBM, Local Motors, and ADLINK’s #tech4good and #STEM contributions to make autonomous transportation accessible for all. Joe has won several awards, including “Best Mobility Product 2017” for his work on HMI for autonomous vehicles, Joe was named an automotive “Influencer of the Year” finalist at TU-Automotive 2017, and Joe has been recognized by Forbes as an “IoT Technology Leader”. Joe has been a voting member OASIS MQTT, CTA Self-Driving Vehicles Working Group, and Director IoT Linux Foundation.