The IPSO Alliance is pleased to announce that we will host an Open House and Reception on Tuesday, October 18, from 3:00 to 7:00pm at the San Francisco Airport Marriott Waterfront. The event will feature keynotes from NIST’s Chris Greer, Director of Cyber Physical Systems and Smart Cities, and Orange’s VP of Digital Innovation, Patrice Slupowski, as well as overviews of the Alliance and our Working Group activities.


  • Chris Greer, Director of Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Cities, NIST: Will there be an internet of things?

With expectations for between 50 and 200 billion connected devices worldwide by 2020, the global Internet of Things market is predicted to expand at a compound annual growth rate of over 31%, exceeding $9T by the 2020 milestone. GE estimates the Industrial Internet could add $10-15T to global GDP over the next 20 years. Gartner predicts there will be 250 million connected vehicles on the road by 2020. Navigant predicts that the worldwide installed base of smart meters will grow from over 300 million today to more than 1 billion by 2022. IDC predicts that the wearable connected fitness device market will grow from 45 million units in 2015 to 126 million in 2019. And therein lies the challenge: will there be a globally interoperable Internet of Things (IoT) or will there be isolated Internets of Energy Things, of Transportation Things, of Health Things, and so on?  With an estimated 40-60% of IoT value dependent on cross-sector and multi-infrastructure interoperability, this talk will focus on the potential for convergence around a global Internet of Things.

  • Patrice Slupowski, VP of Digital Innovation, Orange: Thoughts on IoT and innovation

In his keynote, Mr. Slupowski will share Orange’s vision for the IoT and data, and the sea change that will be needed to meet industry predictions. He will also focus on issues of connectivity that are in development and must be addressed, for example LoRaWAN) to enable the IoT. Finally, he will discuss the requirements for privacy and challenges remaining relative to ownership of the tremendous volumes of data that the IoT will generate.


2:30 PM              Sign-in and networking
3:00 PM              IPSO Alliance Open House: Introductions and overview
3:30 PM              Keynote: Chris Greer, NIST: Will there be an internet of things?
4:00 PM              Semantic Working Group overview
4:15 PM              Security, Privacy & Identity Working Group overview
4:30 PM              Protocol working group overview
4:45 PM              Keynote: Patrice Slupowski, Orange: Thoughts on IoT and innovation
5:15 PM              Happy hour reception and member IoT demos

The program will be followed by a happy hour mix and mingle, with member demonstrations of their IoT products and the opportunity to speak with members of the Alliance to learn how IPSO’s work is advancing the development of the IoT. Featured demos:

  • STMicroelectroics will demonstrate IoT nodes and gateway technologies based on the STM32 Open Development Environment (STM32 ODE). The nodes belong to a 6LoWPAN network and use sub-1GHz RF for communications. The IPSO Smart Objects data model is used to represent the sensors and actuators resources on the nodes. A tiny gateway enables connecting the nodes to an OMA Lightweight M2M (LWM2M) server. Users can connect to this server to access the resources on the IoT nodes. This demo leverages the latest open standards for constrained resource environments.
  • Micrium will demonstrate its embedded RTOS components running on the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform, which offers a powerful and modular foundation on which to build your Internet of Things (IoT) applications—a stable platform featuring a real-time kernel that has been successfully deployed in countless connected systems. This demo showcases the easy-to-use and intuitive APIs that the software offers for cloud connectivity.
  • Synapse wireless will be demonstrating RF200 wireless modules, the E20 internet gateway, and the SNAP Thing platform – a combination of hardware and software toolsets that enable IoT developers to bridge intelligence to the networked “Things” of the IoT and seamless integrate them into the cloud.
  • The IoTerop OMA Lightweight M2M commercial stack including IPSO Smart Objects data model will be showcased during the event; this stack is a worldwide reference and state-of-the-art LWM2M implementation, kept up-to-date with standard evolutions.

The Open House offer a great opportunity to meet with members of the Alliance and learn more about our working group activities. Please mark your calendars and register to join us!

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