Eclipse IoT in London

Once again we are hosting an Eclipse IoT Day in London on September 11. Like last year, we are co-locating with the awesome Thingmonk event, one of my favourite IoT events of the year. Thingmonk brings together some of the best thinkers in IoT so it is always a great chance to learn and network. If you are serious about IoT, you need to attend this event.

Like last year, we are doing a half-day Eclipse IoT Day as the pre-conference event for Thingmonk. We have put together a pretty awesome set of speakers to showcase what is going on in the Eclipse IoT community. Check out the line-up:

Ian Craggs, from IBM and the Eclipse Paho project, will be laying out the plans to support the new MQTT 5 specification. MQTT 5 is a major up-level of the MQTT spec so the Eclipse Paho plans and this presentation will be relevant for anyone using MQTT.

Michael Hirsch, from Bosch and the Eclipse hawkBit project, will cover a topic I think is critical to IoT Security and the general IoT industry: How to do large-scale software updates for IoT devices. If you can’t update a device, it is not going to be secure. Eclipse hawkBit is technology developed internally in Bosch but now open source at Eclipse hawkBit.

Julien Vermillard, from Sierra Wireless and Eclipse Leshan project, is going to talk about his experience deploying large scale M2M and IoT solutions. Julien has been in the industry before it was called IoT so he brings lots of experience to the event.

Tobiasz Dworak, from GlobalLogic will share his experience using Eclipse IoT technology to build water management systems. It is great to have hands-on practitioners sharing their experiences.

Sebastien Lembour was the winner of our Open IoT Challenge. His InTheModeforLife is a truly inspirational story of using open source technology to manage mood disorders. Sebastien is really using IoT to work on ‘things that matter’. It is a great story.

Finally, I will be talking about open source and industrial IoT. Smart Manufacturing and Industry 4.0 are huge opportunities for IoT but they have specific requirements. I will talking about how Eclipse IoT technology can be used in industrial IoT setting.

A big thank you to Red Hat for helping to sponsor the Eclipse IoT Day. Red Hat continues to be a key contributor to the community. They definitely get the importance of open source for the overall IoT industry.

I hope you will consider attending the Eclipse IoT Day and Thingmonk. It will definitely be worth a trip to London.