The Internet of Things in the Big Data era

Benoit Marolleau


After completing this unit, you should be able to:
- Describe what the Internet of Things is
- Explain what technology is used in a typical IoT Solution
- Describe some examples of challenges, use cases, and solution architecture
- Know how to get started with the Internet of Things with simple Cloud Services
- Understand Cloud Computing in the AI / Big Data era
- Practice with hands-on labs and prototyping


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Cloud Architect @ the IBM Client Center Montpellier for EMEA, I lately joined the Cognitive
Systems Center of Excellence, supporting my customers and partners in their digital
I'm a Cloud Certified Architect in the Technical Pre-sales - IBM Cognitive Systems team with an
expertise on Cloud Computing solution design: Public & Private Clouds (IaaS/PaaS), Docker &
Kubernetes, virtualization, with a focus on AI Cloud solutions : IBM Watson integration, IBM
Watson Machine Learning, GPU as a service & Open source frameworks.
In that position, I qualify and lead Cloud & Infrastructure engagements - design workshops &
assessments, with a strong focus on PowerAI (AI) based projects, Application & Infrastructure
Modernization (IBM i Legacy apps), including Prototyping, Proof of Concepts, Benchmarks…
Formerly, I worked as a Cloud Architect for IBM Training WW and before that, as a Performance
testing expert for customers around the globe on Java & WebSphere applications on Unix (AIX),
Linux and IBM i aka AS/400, my favorite platform (#IBMi Fan).
I regularly speak at local and international events (US, Europe, MEA) and customer briefings,
and I am a teacher in Universities/Engineering schools whenever possible since 2016, sharing
my knowledge around Cloud, AI, IoT : Ecole Polytechnique Féminine, Polytech’ Montpellier,
Université Montpellier II, Institut Administration des Entreprises…
In my spare working time, I animate the IBM Cloud PaaS (Cloud Foundry, IBM Kubernetes
Service) developers & practitioners’ technical community in my organization.
I also try to promote Cloud Technologies with Collaterals, presentations in Social Media,
Demonstrations, Webinars and publications like this article: “Build a Social Media Dashboard in
Minutes with Node-RED, Db2 for i and IBM Watson”.
WIT (Women in Tech) supporter and co-speaker, all the more true since I am father of 2
wonderful girls. “100 000 Entrepreneurs” participant & speaker.

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Cloud & DataIoT

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