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Personalization in the Age of IoT More and more brands have jumped on the IoT bandwagon. We have an excess of wearables - activity trackers, smartwatches, smart glasses and sneakers, and more that track seemingly endless datapoints. However, most consumers have no idea what "IoT" means. Creating more wearables that track data shouldn't be the aim of brands; delivering meaningful, tangible relevance to their users should be. We're in a period in which the IoT pendulum is still swinging. Initially, it swung toward "smart for smart's sake," and many brands remain in that corner. But many brands are also gradually opting for more strategic approaches. They're taking a breath and stepping back to examine both existing and potential IoT experiences, asking themselves whether their products lend real value. Once we reach this goal, the implications for personalization are... (more)

Certification for #IoT Interop | @ThingsExpo #M2M #DigitalTransformation

Donna Yasay, President of HomeGrid Forum, discussed with a panel of technology peers how certification programs are at the forefront of interoperability, and the answer for vendors looking to keep up with today's growing industry for smart home innovation. "To ensure multi-vendor interoperability, accredited industry certification programs should be used for every product to provide credibility and quality assurance for retail and carrier based customers looking to add ever increasing numbers of devices to the home network," commented Yasay. "The successful global adoption of th... (more)

[session] @Oracle Cloud Integration for #IoT | @CloudExpo #BigData #M2M

Integration in the Cloud: Leveraging the Power of Platform as a Service What are the new priorities for the connected business? First: businesses need to think differently about the types of connections they will need to make - these span well beyond the traditional app to app into more modern forms of integration including SaaS integrations, mobile integrations, APIs, device integration and Big Data integration. It's important these are unified together vs. doing them all piecemeal. Second, these types of connections need to be simple to design, adapt and configure. Plus, with t... (more)

In Defense of the Human Experience in a Digital World | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #API #DigitalTransformation

Last week, I was a keynote speaker at the Mobile Edge '16 conference in Lisbon, Portugal.  Following the conference I met individually with many different companies. These companies represented a variety of industries, sizes and digital maturity levels. I was sharing my latest digital strategy report findings, and then answering questions and brainstorming about what the data meant to each of them. At the hotel, following a long day of meetings, it occurred to me that the biggest value I was bringing to these businesses was the breadth of my experience - the kind of experience t... (more)

Watson Crowdsources Cloud Computing | @CloudExpo #Cloud #CognitiveComputing #DigitalTransformation

Recently I've been doing quite a bit of analysis work using the IBM Watson cognitive business platform. The really exciting thing about this opportunity is the way data can seem to have a conversation with you.  This got me wondering if social media data could carry on a conversation as well.  Given my almost unhealthy interest in cloud computing, we ran a one week experiment to "crowdsource the internet" in order to see if it held any interesting cloud computing insights. To narrow the volume of documents down to a reasonable number, I limited providers to those on the most rece... (more)

[session] #DevOps in the #API Economy | @DevOpsSummit #ContinuousDelivery

DevOps in the Application Economy Today every business relies on software to drive the innovation necessary for a competitive edge in the Application Economy. This is why collaboration between development and operations, or DevOps, has become IT's number one priority. Whether you are in Dev or Ops, understanding how to implement a DevOps strategy can deliver faster development cycles, improved software quality, reduced deployment times and overall better experiences for your customers. In his session at 19th @DevOpsSummit, Anand Akela, Senior Director, DevOps Solutions at CA T... (more)