Birds Eye view of Ignite IoT event

Late into the night and people are still excited out the Internet of Things!

On 11/13, Smartenit had the honor of participating in the Ignite Technology event held at University of California Irvine’s (UCI) California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2).

Calit2 is closely associated with CalPlug, of which Smartenit is a Partner, is a truly collaborative effort among technology manufacturers, incubators, utilities, and researchers.  It’s a great melting pot of people with various views and experience working with technologies of all kinds, especially wireless communications.  Professor GP Li has done a great job connecting people from all over the industry to communicate, educate, and problem solve.

This particular event was centered around the concept of The Internet of Things (IoT).  It’s been a buzzword describing the emergence of connected devices that alert us of of system changes, automate important elements of our life, and keep us connected.  We were happy to have our CEO Al Choperena give a presentation alongside distinguished panelists Mark Bachman (UCI faculty and IoT Evangelist), Matthew Cheng (Senior technical director, Broadcom), Art Hitomi (CTO and co-founder, Numecent), Shaun Kirby (Director, Internet Business Solutions Group innovations Architecture Practice, Cisco), and Miles Mahoney (GM, Industrial Data Analytics, Frost Data Capital).  This led into a Q and A session with the panelists.  There was a great turnout with full capacity in the auditorium and spillage out into the lobby and a really great panel session.  Thanks to UCI, Calit2, our fellow panelists, and the audience for a great event!

Ignite IoT Panel Discussion

Calit2 Ignite Internet of Things Panel In Action!

Notable Quotables

50 Billion devices connected by 2020 (6 years!) – The Majority of Presenters

This is the makings of a revolution – Mark Bachman

There’s a storm coming and it’s going to rain money.  We just have figure out where to put the buckets – Mark Bachman

The problem with the connected soace at the moment is too may alphabets! – Matthew Cheng

Will Cloud 1.0 where everything is in the Cloud be scalable?  Seems like to be scalable we will have to distribute. – Art Hitomi

With the IoT, we may have to look beyond control and to sharing info – Art Hitomi

IoT and the connected space can lead to a frictionless business – Shaun Kirby

IoT is relevant objects connected as sensors and actuators under an action-oriented framework – Al Choperena

Pilots are not  IoT guarantees, they are great learning opportunities- Al Choperena

IoT makes the industrial data loop revolve much quicker- Miles Mahoney