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IoT is part of what some are calling the fourth industrial revolution; changing the way we live and work.

For organizations, IoT provides opportunities to increase ROI by decreasing costs and increasing returns in existing operations; while delivering value and new services to citizens.

During this Meetup we will explore some of the ways IoT is being used across industries today, with a focus on public sector. You will hear about newly available technologies and technology patterns that are enabling the next generation of organizational transformations.

Additionally, we will also feature IoT demos and preview the new Azure Government documentation program.

Check out the speaker and agenda details below. We hope you can join us for this engaging evening of networking, discussion and learning!

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Agenda

6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Networking, Pizza & Beer

6:30 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. – Welcome & Introductions

Meet Up Organizers: Vishwas Lele, CTO, AIS, & Microsoft Azure MVP; and Karina Homme, Azure Government Product Market Lead, Microsoft

6:35 – 7:35 p.m. – Featured Speakers

Azure IoT Technologies in Public Sector

Bert Van Hoof (https://www.linkedin.com/in/bertv10), Partner Group Program Manager, Azure IoT Suite, Microsoft (http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/cloud-platform/internet-of-things-azure-iot-suite)

Explore some of the ways IoT is being used across various industries today, with a focus on public sector. You will hear about newly available technologies and technology patterns that are enabling the next generation of organizational transformations.

Demo: The Connected Officer Bringing IoT to Policing

Jeff King, Senior Solutions Architect, Microsoft and Brandon Rohrer, Cloud Solution Architect, Microsoft

See how technology and sensor (IoT) devices are providing new crime-fighting tools and real-time situational awareness for law enforcement. You'll also learn how in-car and body-worn camera systems, drones and aerial surveillance vehicles are using the cloud to provide officers with a real-time, connected view of other first responders around them, and real-time situational awareness for officers.

Demo: Azure IOT solution for a large machine-tooling company

Yared Tsegaye (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yared-tsegaye-3281b31), Senior Software Engineer, AIS

See the solution developed for a large machine-tooling company aiming to re-platform their existing machine optimization software solution to be lower-cost, yet more scalable and flexible. (Technologies: Azure IOT Hub, R, Azure ML and Power BI)

IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things)

Stephen Bates, Director, Advanced Analytics, OSIsoft

Get a primer to the Industrial Internet of Things as well as federal use cases, ramp to Azure, and overview on OSIsoft as a Microsoft partner.

New Azure Government Documentation Program Preview

Ryan Socal, Senior Program Manager, Azure Government, Microsoft (https://azure.microsoft.com/en-us/overview/clouds/government/)

Preview of the one-stop documentation resource on Azure Government.

7:35 – 8 p.m. – Azure Updates, Wrap-up & Networking

Directions to 1776 -- Washington, DC

(Check in on 1st floor / Meetup on 12th floor)

1776 is located only a few blocks from both Logan Circle and the White House. The building is across the street from the Washington Post and is home to Strayer University on the first floor. A sign is visible on the exterior of the building.

Parking

There’s a parking garage to the building. Rate is $6 after 5 p.m.

Metro

Closest metro stops are McPherson Square (blue and orange lines) and Farragut North (red line).

1776 is about a 5- to 7-minute walk from each station.