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in>flow: 2 October 2019

in>flow IoT event

In October 2019, a group of progressive IoT practitioners got together to hear from recognized specialists on future trends, relevant technologies, and use cases.

Event details

  • What: in>flow - one-day live IoT workshop
  • When: October 2019
  • Where: Tobacco Theatre, Nes 75-87, 1012 KD Amsterdam, Netherlands

in>flow event showcase

This event has now passed but if you'd like to get involved in future u‑blox IoT events, please get in touch.

The audience was made up of IoT specialists, device manufacturers, system integrators, and platform architects from organizations who wanted to keep abreast of all the important, current, and future IoT developments from emerging technologies and use cases.

Our aim was to create a community of experienced, forward-thinking IoT practitioners and hear from recognized specialists and experts from the industry at large.

This is a forum where advances in current and future IoT technology can be put forward and considered, alliances made, working case studies discussed, and a working community in IoT can be formed.

The Speakers

Wrestling Radio

Bruce Jackson (u‑blox) opens with ’The realities of LPWA coverage for IoT’

Ian Greenshields (EBV Elektronik) follows with 'Mapping the right modems and antennas to the right IoT use cases’

Check out: LPWA and IoT – mapping the right modems and antennas to the right use cases

Optimizing for low power IoT

Mark Dunnet (Embedded Pro) - ‘Optimizing firmware for low power’ provides a useful overview of the typical requirements of an MCU for IoT applications. Referencing popular NXP and ST MCUs as examples, it will cover the respective IDE's for building firmware apps and discuss the nuts and bolts of the firmware design considerations.

Check out: Optimizing firmware for low power

Tom Willis (SAFT) - takes us through ‘Which long life battery?’ explaining the battery landscape and exploring which chemistries map to which use case.

Check out: Which long life battery?

Diego Castillo (Versa Design) - pulls this section together with ‘Anatomy of a long life tracker’, explaining the design considerations around the VTrack device that his company has brought to market.

Check out: Anatomy of a long life tracker

The power of MQTT

David Locke (IBM UK) - dives into ‘MQTT at work, best practices,’ an overview of MQTT, diving into why MQTT-SN is special.

Nick Hayes (u‑blox) - follows with ‘Harnessing the power of the MQTT broker,’ covering what can be achieved with topics, flows, and more, including a demonstration of how MQTT plays out within the flows/platform.

Check out: The power of MQTT & Data Flow Manager

Beyond dashboards

Kai Hackbarth (Bosch Software) - talks about ‘The Smart Edge.’ Not all devices need to send all of their data to the cloud, often they only should be sending specific data when conditions are broken/met, etc. Kai will discuss the power of EDGE computing/analytics on a device.

Check out: The Smart Edge

David Becquet (Software AG) - covers the power of what can be done with IoT data when it is in the cloud: it's not always about dashboards; it will be more about acting on the data in real-time with other systems.