Cloud Computing

W19 A Pragmatic Reference Architecture for the Internet of Things


4:30pm - 5:45pm

Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Rick Garibay

Senior Software Development Manager

We already know that the Internet of Things is big. It isn't something that's coming. It's already here. From manufacturing to healthcare, retail and hospitality, transportation, utilities and energy, the shift from Information Technology to Operational Technology and the value that this massive explosion of data can provide is taking the world by storm.

But IoT isn't a product. It's not something you can buy. As with any gold rush, snake oil abounds. The potential is massive and the good news is that the technology and platforms are already here!

But how do you get started? What are the application and networking protocols at play? How do you handle the ingestion of massive, real-time streams of data? Where do you land the data? What kind of insights does the data at scale provide? How do you make sense of it and/or take action on the data in real time scaling to hundreds if not hundreds of thousands of devices per deployment?

In this session, Rick G. Garibay will share a pragmatic reference architecture based on his experience working with dozens of customers in the field and provide an insider’s view on some real-world IoT solutions he's led. He'll demystify what IoT is and what it isn't, discuss patterns for addressing the challenges inherent in IoT projects and how the most popular public cloud vendors are already providing the capabilities you need to build real-world IoT solutions today.

You will learn:

  • Gain an understanding of what IoT is and the opportunities it represents for you as a developer and or architect
  • Learn about real-world scenarios and how they have been realized
  • Take away a platform-agnostic, canonical reference architecture for envisioning your first of next IoT solution