IoT and the Art of Innovation

Dave Locke


The internet of things has has massive potential to help us work smarter. Analysts predict many billions of things will be connected, yet it has still to fulfil its potential and in reality is just emerging. This session covers, a number of technologies that are enablers for IoT, examples of successful projects and lessons learnt both technical and business to help it evolve and grow.


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Dave is Chief Innovation Officer for IBM UK Labs Campus. His mission is to infuse innovation into all aspects of campus life turning the campus into a showcase for IBM's people, projects and technology. For the physical campus this involves the use of IBM and partner technologies to solve real world problems, for employees the opportunity to grow their careers and showcase their talent.
Dave is a long time IBMer who has had multiple roles and worked on many technologies across the campus. Starting as a developer on the mainframe helping to enhance IBM's industry leading transaction processing system CICS, he then worked his way down through progressively smaller systems from mid range to PC and then pervasive on a mix of messaging and integration products. For the later half of his career he worked on the smallest of the small on what is today called the Internet of Things (IoT). Connecting up "Things" is not new or novel but the approach taken and emerging technologies enable a vast range of new and innovative uses. Dave is an evangelist for IoT both in business helping to build IBM's IoT ecosystem and outside in education and for fun. Dave is big proponent of opensource and open standards and has helped evolve MQTT both on the OASIS standards committee and Eclipse IoT open source projects.

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Digital ReinventionIoT

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1 hour

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United Kingdom

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