IoT Solutions World Congress 2015 Barcelona

PrismTech will be exhibiting its Vortex Intelligent Data Sharing Platform at IoT Solutions World Congress.
IoT Solutions World Congress Barcelona Spain 2015
Date: 16th September 2015 to 18th September 2015
Location: Barcelona, Spain

The rise of the internet and advances in telecommunications, hardware and software have now given us the possibility to connect everything. According to predictions, there will soon be billions of objects; collecting, processing and sharing information on the net. Experts say that connecting the unconnected in the next decade will generate trillions of dollars. The Internet of things is opening up a new world of possibilities for society as well as creating infinite business opportunities for the IT industry.

But just how do we go about capitalising on all of this potential? How do we find out the real needs of different vertical markets? How do we contact key players and decision makers in each industrial sector? How do we present technological solutions in the most profitable, effective and efficient way? How do we transform the opportunities provided by the Internet of Things into real business?

The Industrial Internet applies “internet thinking” to industrial settings, covering the non-consumer side of the internet of things. It connects smart machines and devices and people at work, leading to better decision making through advanced analytics that result in transformational business outcomes.

A benchmark event

The Barcelona IoT Solutions World Congress aims to be the global benchmark event for the deployment of the internet of things systems in industry. The objective of this first edition is to attract 4000 visitors: 2000 to the conferences and 2000 to the exhibition area.

The event is aimed at cutting-edge technology companies who are developing Internet of Things solutions for strategic vertical markets. The objective is to pass on knowledge, implant best business practices across industries, generate leads, provide networking opportunities and improve company positioning in the market. The uniqueness of the event lies in bridging the gap between IoT systems and companies in key sectors, so as to raise awareness about the opportunities to create or reinvent business, or optimise current operations.

Target sectors include: manufacturing, healthcare, transportation, energy, hospitality, and public services, amongst others.

Further information about the conference is available at www.iotsworldcongress.com

IoT in Oil and Gas 2015 – Houston TX, USA

PrismTech SVP, Steve Jennis will be presenting on “The Potential of the IoT: How will it change our business lives”

Smart Industry Conference and Expo

 

Date: 16th September 2015 to 17th September 2015
Location: Houston, TX, USA

The Internet of Things is revolutionizing oil and gas. The era of lower oil prices is here – making it crucial for operating companies to focus on operational efficiency and resource utilization. Energy companies are increasingly looking at how to harness their data across their supply chain by connecting their “things” – the people, processes and assets. Huge investments have already made in technology across operations – now the key is to leverage these investments to create new efficiencies and cost savings.

This is the first conference in the world to focus on how oil and gas companies can use IoT to make their operations:

  • More efficient
  • More secure
  • More safe

This conference is the perfect platform for technology innovators to educate the market about how their solutions can be the panacea to their technology challenges.

IoT in Oil and Gas is not a talk-fest. It is not a series of product pitches. It is a outcomes-driven gathering of innovators and buyers that will focus on:

  • Real world case studies from operators and service companies already seeing the benefits of IoT.
  • One to one meetings and networking through our unique Conference Connect platform – before, during and after the events.

IoT in Oil and Gas will be focusing on the key areas of:

  • Big data
  • Cybersecurity
  • Automation
  • Real-time analytics
  • Industrial control networks
  • HSE and process safety

The conference is a must attend for technology, engineering and automation professionals wanting to keep pace with rapidly developing technology.

For further information about the conference including registration details please visit: www.energyconferencenetwork.com

IoT Protocols Integration with Vortex Gateway Live Webcast

IoT protocols integration with Vortex Gateway

Date: July 23rd 2015

Why Attend:

  • Understand the common requirements posed by Brown-Field Internet of Things (IoT) applications,
  • Learn how Vortex Gateway can help easily bridge across protocols and data stores,
  • Understand how Vortex Gateway can be leveraged in the Platform to quickly provide IoT capabilities to brown field applications.

Abstract:

Not all Consumer and Industrial Internet of Things (CIoT, IIoT) applications have the luxury of starting with a blank sheet of paper for designing the system from ground-up. Often IoT features have to be built around existing systems designed using proprietary technologies or vertical standards. As a consequence the ability to easily integrate communication standards, proprietary protocols and data stores is key in accelerating the development of IoT capabilities.

This webcast will showcase how the Vortex Gateway can be used to easily integrate different communication standards / data stores and demonstrate how to quickly develop connectors for proprietary technologies.

The webcast will last approximately one hour.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.

SVP Steve Jennis to present on Data Connectivity Strategies at Industrial Internet of Things Energy Summit

Jennis to provide analysis on Industrial IoT vs M2M and SCADA during the Industrial Internet Consortium’s June 23 event

Industrial Internet of Things in Energy Oil Gas Smart GridSteve Jennis, PrismTech’s Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, will be a guest presenter at the upcoming Industrial Internet Energy Summit in Houston, TX. Jennis will discuss “The Industrial Internet vs. SCADA and M2M – What’s different, what’s new and what you need to know.”

Coordinated by the Industrial Internet Consortium, the complimentary day-long Energy Summit is scheduled for June 23 at the Hewlett Packard campus at Lone Star College in Houston.  It features presentations by industry leaders who will discuss the impact and opportunities of Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) in energy, including topics related to security, the digital oil field, preventing catastrophic failures through preventative maintenance, how to get started and case studies.

Open architecture IoT solutions offer the potential for the energy industry to move from single function and proprietary centralized managed systems to new multi-function distributed control systems.  They can enable coordination between grid-edge technologies and centralized systems, improving grid efficiency and reducing integration costs.  This enables vendors to improve their products and, ultimately, help customers pay less for the electricity they consume.

“M2M (machine to machine) and SCADA (supervisory control and data acquisition) are relatively narrow, tactical applications compared to the potential of the Industrial IoT,” explained Jennis.  “Industrial IoT platforms, such as PrismTech’s intelligent data connectivity platform Vortex, provide the performance and capabilities needed to support turning data into insights and business value for every computing platform (legacy, edge, gateway, cloud) and across all domains (OT verticals, domain boundaries and generic IT services).”

Vortex is based on the Data Distribution Service for Real-Time Systems (DDS) open standard and builds on proven technologies to provide an efficient solution for device-to-device, device-to-cloud and cloud-to-cloud Internet scale real-time data sharing.  It is a crucial enabler for systems that must reliably and securely deliver high volumes of data with stringent end-to-end QoS facilitating its ability to deliver the right information to the right place at the right time.

Information about the Industrial Internet Energy Summit is available at http://www.iiconsortium.org/energy-summit.

Data Distribution Service Tutorial Live Webcast

Date: 25th June 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Learn DDS-based data-centric design and data-modeling fundamentals
  • Learn the most important Programming, Data Modeling, Quality of Service Idioms and Patterns
  • Learn how DDS can be effectively leveraged for Internet of Things systems

Abstract:

The Data Distribution Service (DDS) is a standard for efficient and ubiquitous data sharing built upon the concept of a strongly typed distributed data space. The ability to scale from resource constrained embedded systems to ultra-large scale distributed systems has made DDS the technology of choice for applications in industries such as Industrial Automation, Smart Cities, Smart Grids, Connected Vehicles, Medical Devices, Air Traffic Control and Management, Modeling and Simulation, Defense and Aerospace.

This webcast will provide attendees with an introduction to the DDS standard. After attending the webcast you will understand how to exploit DDS architectural features when designing your next system, how to write idiomatic DDS applications and what are the fundamental patterns that you should adopt in your applications.

The webcast will last approximately one hour. Click here to book your seat.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.

The Bottom Line for Enterprise IoT – Business Value from Ubiquitous Data

Analysts and forecasters are predicting extremely high market growth rates for the IoT and often they are referencing enterprise/industrial applications rather than consumer products. But how can these predicted growth levels be justified when for many years islands-of-automation and domain-specific integrated systems have already provided valuable tactical OT and IT solutions for enterprises? Whether SCADA, corporate IT applications or tactical M2M systems, these solutions have delivered a self-contained return-on-investment (RoI) from their operational benefits. So one may be tempted to ask, “How is enterprise IoT different and where is its RoI to justify these impressive growth forecasts?”

The business value of enterprise IoT is based on a premise that there is a huge amount of potential value in the data generated by existing systems (legacy sub-systems in IoT terms) and newly connected Things (sensor networks, brilliant machines, mobiles, gateways, etc.)… if only it can be unlocked through ubiquitous data availability for apps and analytics to extract new and actionable insights. Let’s look at some specific examples where new data accessibility can produce new value and good RoI:

For OEMs and system vendors the focus of the IoT will often be on enabling new products, new services, and an enhanced customer experience. The ability to generate in-operation data from products, access and analyze them remotely (by other devices, a Smartphone app, by a cloud service, etc.), and generate new insights into product performance, integrity, energy consumption, utilization, etc. gives vendors the ability to more closely align their offerings with their customers’ business needs and add new services (and thus new revenues) to their portfolio. The IoT can thus revolutionize the way a required business solution is delivered and dramatically increase user-friendliness, interoperability and the efficiency of post-sales customer service. At PrismTech we see many OEMs moving quickly from offering stand-alone products to selling connected systems and the valuable data they generate and services they enable. The quest for sustainable competitive advantage (and fear of falling behind) will fund OEM investment in the IoT and provide the RoI projections that executives require to fund new product and system development.

One such example is in power generation and distribution. In 2013 US utility giant Duke Energy formed the “Coalition of the Willing” (COW), a consortium of grid technology vendors focused on the promotion and adoption of an Open Architecture approach to standardizing the way grid-edge technologies are integrating together.

After successfully demonstrating in real-time how different grid devices could talk to each other and reducing the feedback control process from minutes to less than 10 seconds, the energy industry has really started to take notice. This work is also helping address the key issue of intermittent availability of supply when deploying renewables as part of an integrated generation system. Thus users and device OEMs are collaborating and using the IIoT to unlock new value from device data generation, connectivity and interoperability. From products to systems.

For End Users the focus will often be on operational efficiency and the potential for significant productivity gains and cost reduction. With operational assets (devices, machines, people, buildings, street furniture, etc.) producing more real-time data… and new apps, analytics and interoperability providing the ability to convert them into actionable insights and superior coordination, the scope for operational gains of many percentage points has been identified in industries as diverse as manufacturing, energy, transportation, healthcare, cities and critical infrastructure. Projected savings driven by superior energy efficiency, resource utilization, staff deployment, capital asset longevity and reduced cycle times will fund End User investment in the IoT and provide the RoI projections that executives require. Already the City of Nice and its residents are seeing real benefits from improved city mobility. By having real-time access to car park space availability data via mobile devices, drivers are taking much less time to park and parking income from reduced fraud is up by 35%. This in turn is helping improve traffic flow and has reduced congestion by 30%. Air pollution and noise levels have been reduced by 25%. In the future, better city management will see savings of between 20-80% in areas such as street lighting and waste management while improving overall environmental quality.

To read the full article, visit www.iiconsortium.org

Distributed Algorithms in DDS: Higher Level Abstractions for Building Scalable and Fault-Tolerant Distributed Systems Live Webcast

Date: 21st May 2015
Location: Online

Why Attend:

  • Understand the common challenges posed by Distributed Systems and the traps and pitfalls that you should avoid.
  • Learn about the key distributed algorithms that can be used to solve common problems, such as fault-detection, group management, distributed mutex and barriers, etc., when architecting distributed systems.
  • Discover how these algorithms can be efficiently implemented in DDS.

Abstract:

The OMG Data Distribution Service (DDS) standard has recently received an incredible level of attention and press coverage due to its relevance for Consumer and Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) applications and its suitability for the Industrial Internet Consortium’s Reference Architecture. The main reason for the excitement in DDS stems from its data-centricity, efficiency, internet-wide scalability, high-availability and configurability.

Although DDS provides a very feature rich platform for architecting distributed systems, it focuses on doing one thing well — namely data-sharing. As a result, many architects and developers tend to devise by themselves – assuming the DDS primitives as a foundation – the (hopefully correct) algorithms for distributed systems such as fault-detection, distributed mutual exclusion, distributed barriers, leader election, consensus, atomic multicast, distributed queues, etc.

This webcast explores DDS-based distributed algorithms for many classical, yet fundamental, problems in distributed systems. By attending the webcast you will learn how recurring problems arising in the design of distributed systems can be addressed using algorithms that are correct and perform well.

Access On-Demand Webcast here.

Webcast Presenter:

Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D. is Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at PrismTech where he directs the technology strategy, planning, evolution, and evangelism. Angelo leads the strategic standardization at the Object Management Group (OMG), where he co-chairs the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Special Interest Group and serves on the Architecture Board. Angelo is a widely known and cited expert in the field of real-time and distributed systems, middleware, and software patterns, has authored several international standards and enjoys over 10+ years of experience in technology management and design of high performance mission- and business-critical distributed systems. Angelo received a Ph.D. and a M.S. in Computer Science from the Washington University in St. Louis, and a Laurea Magna cum Laude in Computer Engineering from the University of Catania, Italy.