General Sessions

General Session: Azure and the Internet of Things—Why Modern Developers Should Care


11:00am - 12:00pm

Level: Everyone

Peter Provost

Principal PM Manager, Azure IoT Central


The Internet of Things, often shortened to IoT, is everywhere we look these days. From industry pundits to blogs and even the non-technical mainstream press, IoT is becoming a topic of conversation. From startups to all the major cloud vendors, you'll find a rich set of services and technologies for IoT. But why should a developer care? More importantly, why should you care? In this hour-long general session, Peter Provost, an industry veteran and developer like you, will share why he thinks you should be considering IoT as part of your solutions. As someone who's been focused using agile techniques to deliver solutions at scale for Microsoft's customers, he'll eliminate the marketing hyperbole and talk about the essentials you should know in order to leverage IoT as a professional, modern developer.