• IOT Meetup - Managing horticulture infrastructure

    Carl Turner will be presenting on "Managing horticulture infrastructure with single-board computers and microcontrollers", and "Creating scalable sensor networks for metric reporting, alerting, and environmental control". We also plan to present some of the new IOT features of the recent 14.10 release of the Informix Database server. As usual we will start the meet-and-greet at 6, and our presentations at around 6:20. The presentations and QA usually lasts about 60 minutes, and then you can continue to "network" until 8pm. We will also raffle off some more stuff from the HCL promo bag after the meeting.

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  • IOT Meetup - Meshify

    HCL

    Patrick McDonagh from Meshify will be our featured speaker. He will present his company's approach to building (and then selling) IoT Platform and Product, as well their experiences with converting their applications to Kubernetes infrastructure. Meshify is an insurance-focused IoT platform that processes over 1.8 million temperature and leak sensor data points in a day to alert customers to conditions that could lead to property loss. We will also raffle off some more stuff from the HCL tech bag.

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  • IOT Meetup for January 30

    HCL

    (Rescheduled to 1/30 - One of the speakers cannot make the 1/23 date.) We are looking forward to an exciting 2019, starting with a demo of the Informix Geo Spatial technology, and an MQTT demo using an ESP8266 microcontroller. To keep things interesting there will also be a raffle of some tech gear, and some goodies from our swag bag. If you are interested presenting, please send me a note and we can add you to an upcoming meeting. Have a great holiday, and happy New Year!

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  • November IOT Meetup

    HCL

    [[[ Smart Building Solutions and Use Case Mania]]] (Presented by *Rick Gibson, Product Exec for **Lynxspring, Inc) This will be a high flyover view of the evolving world of smart buildings. From Corp HQ’s, college campuses, hospitals, quick serve restaurants, banks, airports, apartment buildings and event spaces, technology is providing building and business intelligence. We will explore the terminology, technology involved, solution designs and use case outcomes. [[[Industry 4.0: How the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and other supporting technologies are driving the 4th industrial revolution. ]]] (Presented by Matt Wapota***, from IoT Analytics****) --- If you would like to present a solution, idea, or problem, just send us a message, and we can probably allocate some time. --- *Product Executive Rick Gibson came to Lynxspring’s with 25 years of product management and development experience with both start-up and Fortune 500 companies, where he led the release of products and services both on a national and international scale. At Sprint PCS, Cox Cable, and Lucent, Gibson led the efforts in designing network infrastructure, and launching business and consumer product offerings, and support operations for mobile voice, data, broadband, smart devices, and digital content services. At Lynxspring, Gibson oversees product strategy, R&D, SW Engineering and product realization of next generation smart building IoT solutions. **A private local KC company founded in 2002, Lynxspring embraces open software and hardware platforms and develops, manufactures and distributes edge-to-enterprise solutions and IoT technology for today’s intelligent buildings, energy management, equipment control, and specialty machine-to-machine applications. Lynxspring’s technologies simplify connectivity, integration, interoperability and data accuracy and exchange from the edge to the enterprise *** Matthew is a senior analyst at IoT Analytics focused on Industry 4.0 technologies and the Industrial IoT. Prior to joining IoT Analytics he was an Industrial IoT gateway product manager at Elecsys Corporation. He also worked as an engineer at Rockwell Automation and has consulted for a number of oil and gas, manufacturing, and industrial automation companies. ****IoT Analytics is a leading provider of market insights for the Internet of Things (IoT), M2M, and Industry 4.0. More than 40,000 IoT decision makers rely on our data-driven market research every month. Our products and services portfolio includes free insights on IoT markets and companies, focused market reports on specific IoT segments and Go-to-Market services for emerging IoT companies. For more information, visit www.iot-analytics.com/about/.

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  • IOT Edge to Cloud

    HCL

    Brian Hughes will present on the End to End IOT solutions, we call Edge to Cloud. Will discuss what all it entails, what does it take to build one, the challenges and opportunities found in building the complete solution. Will talk about efforts being made in HCL Informix to take on this challenge and demo an edge streaming analytics prototype.

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  • Analytics for IoT data

    Olathe City Hall

    Welcome back IoT enthusiasts! It's our first meetup event of 2018 and we are looking forward to seeing you all again. Demo and discussion - Time Series and Edge Analytics for IoT by Cary Wahlmeier Informix is a well-known and proven database technology built to process high volumes of transactions. Over the last three decades, the technology has evolved into a secure embeddable database, optimized for IoT, and is forging new frontiers with its unique ability to seamlessly integrate SQL, NoSQL/JSON, and time series data. Reliability, flexibility, ease of use, and low total cost of ownership makes Informix the best in class enterprise database available in the market. In this session, you can watch a demo of an IoT application using Informix as an embedded database for edge analytics. Case Study - SmartAxiom protecting IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud with Informix and blockchain technologies by Shawn Moe. Shawn is the Chief Architect for Informix at HCL America, Inc. He is a software industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. He is an international speaker and a well-known technology leader in the Informix user community. Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00 PM - Networking and updates 6:00 - 7:00PM - Topics of the month • Time Series and Edge Analytics for IoT by Cary Wahlmeier • Building secure IoT solutions with Informix and Blockchain by Shawn Moe We look forward to seeing everyone at the meetup. Please RSVP for this event and bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too. This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs! HCL America will be sponsoring refreshments. See you all at the meetup!

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  • IoT in agriculture

    Olathe City Hall

    Last month we brought you a demo of IoT, and sensor data application in agriculture. This month, our partners at TechRIoT have done a great job keeping the focus on Ag Tech IoT. We have two local entrepreneurs presenting this month. We hope you can join us for this meetup session next week. Garrett Taylor Founder and owner, at Whisper. Whisper is a Veterinary Stethoscope. A simple, a quick noninvasive Bovine system to diagnose the condition of animal lungs. Whisper sensor head listens to certain frequencies of sound genreated by cattle lungs and determines the probability of mortality from the animal's pneumonia condition allowing you to treat the animal according to its sickness level. Use Whisper in the feedlot hospital on animals pulled from the general population because they look sick. Check the website at http://whisperscore.com/ Chad Schofield President, BioGen Ag Systems-Indoor Farming. Indoor Farming, a growing Business. BioGen Ag Systems is a Portable Feeding Platform, which is a device that grows hundreds of pounds of fresh green forage per day for any grass eating animal. Agenda: 5:30-6:00 pm Sign-in/Network 6:00 pm First Speaker 6:25 pm Second Speaker 6:50 pm Q&A 10-15 minutes 7:00 pm Network/Adjourn Light refreshments will be served - thanks to our partners at techRIoT!

  • Graph and Timeseries databases for IoT

    Olathe City Hall

    Dear IoT enthusiasts, mark your calendars for the next meetup. Yes, that's right... we are setting a new record by having meetup events in two consecutive weeks! Handling Billions Of Edges in a Graph Database by Michael Hackstein The complexity and amount of data rises. Modern graph databases are designed to handle the complexity but still not for the amount of data. When hitting a certain size of a graph, many dedicated graph databases reach their limits in vertical or, most common, horizontal scalability. In this talk I'll provide a brief overview about current approaches and their limits towards scalability. Dealing with complex data in a complex system doesn't make things easier... but more fun finding a solution. Join me on my journey to handle billions of edges in a graph database. Michael Hackstein is a Senior Graph Specialist @ ArangoDB GmbH. He holds a Masters degree in Computer Science and is the creator of ArangoDBs graph capabilities. During his academic career he focused on complex algorithms and especially graph databases. Michael is an internationally experienced speaker who loves salad, cake and clean code. Demo - Timeseries database for Food Safety by Pradeep Natarajan & Darin Tracy Watch a live demo about how IoT can help agriculture and food safety. When: August 2nd @ 6PM CT Agenda: 5:30 - 6:00 PM - Networking and updates 6:00 - 7:00 PM - Topics of the month • Graph Database by Michael Hackstein • Demo - Timeseries Database for Food Safety by Pradeep Natarajan & Darin Tracy We look forward to seeing everyone at the meetup. Please RSVP for this event and bring your fellow IoT enthusiasts too. This session is meant for everyone - noobs, tinkerers, developers, and entrepreneurs! ArangoDB will be sponsoring refreshments. See you all at the meetup!

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  • 21st Century Libraries and MakerSpaces Influence the IoT Entrepreneur Ecosystem

    My fellow IoT Enthusiasts, it's been way too long! My apologies for not hosting a meetup in the first half of this year and I fully intend to get us back on track for the remainder of this year. Thanks to our friends and meetup partners at techRIoT, we have an IoT meetup lined up for this week. It is really short notice but please join us this week to learn about how local libraries and makerspaces are influencing the IoT ecosystem.

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  • SYNCRONICITY: The Impact of Smart City Technology & How Your Future Will Change

    Welcome back IoT Enthusiasts! We hope your year is starting off well. We are back in the swing and want you to join us to hear how your future will change. Thanks to our partners at TechrIoT, who have been working hard to organize this exciting event! Speakers from local, county, and our state level, along with global corporations, will tell us what they are doing to make our cities smarter. 5:30-6:00 - Networking 6:00-7:15 - Presentations 7:15-7:30 - Networking Presenting: • Doug Hohulin(Leader of Strategic Sales for Nokia): Smart Transportation & Autonomous Vehicles • Michael Aldridge (CIO Johnson County) and Jennifer Szambecki (State of Kansas): Mobile-First, Citizen-First GovTech • Kirk Rabius (Director, Jacobs Engineering): Current State of Smart Cities • Shawn Whitcomb (CIO of Olathe): Smart Cities - Mid-Sized City Focus Location: Olathe City Hall, Council Chamber Room Details of the presentations are below: Doug Hohulin, Leader of Strategic Sales for Nokia: Smart Transportation & Autonomous Vehicles The Nokia talk will overview the trends in Smart Cities related to Transportation & Autonomous Vehicles. The talk will focus on Self-Driving Car technologies and ways to make safer and healthier transportation system. Nokia's CEO, Rajeev Suri, said "Using technology, we now have a better chance than ever before to tackle some of the world's cruelest injustices. And there can be no greater injustice than when someone dies before their time." According to the WHO, "About 1.25 million people die each year on the world's roads and between 20 and 50 million sustain non-fatal injuries. Young adults aged between 15 and 44 years account for 59% of global road traffic deaths." Technology being developed in the next 2 to 10 years can dramatically reduce these number of deaths if implemented. The speaker: Doug Hohulin is Head of Strategic Sales at Nokia working to develop next generation 4G and 5G cellular technology for the Internet of Things (IoT), Smart Cities and Self-Driving Car and Drone Communication Technology. Michael Aldridge, CIO Johnson County, and Jennifer Szambecki, State of Kansas: Mobile-First, Citizen-First GovTech Nearly 80% of citizens use smart phones, and the percentage is even higher among millennial and urban populations. In fact, more and more citizens are becoming smart phone-dependent. At the same time, citizens give e-gov low satisfaction ratings compared to private sector-generated user experiences. Is it possible this is, in part, because governments require users visit a tangled maze of buildings, websites and mobile apps? Michael Aldridge is CIO of Johnson County and Jennifer Szambecki is Mobile Program Director for the State of Kansas, and they are working together (along with other Kansas counties and cities) finding ways to offer citizens digital solutions with a “one-stop-shop” user experience. They will outline work underway that will make it easier for citizens to do business with government. Kirk Rabius, Director at Jacobs: Current State of Smart Cities Over the last two years, Kirk Rabius has been primarily focused on the development of city-driven technology solutions that help to solve infrastructure demands stemming from increased city urbanization by targeting environmental, public safety, transportation mobility, and social sustainability improvements. Kirk's talk will focus on the current state of Smart City programs and how to identify program risks, project size, scale and speed to adoption in a way that will generate sustained revenue for cities over time. Shawn Whitcomb, CIO of Olathe: Smart Cities - Mid-Sized City Focus In 2015, Shawn Whitcomb joined the City of Olathe as Chief Information Officer with a primary focus on working with all departments as they continue making Olathe a “Smarter City”. Smart City has received a lot of industry attention and the definition will vary depending on a city’s size, mission, maturity, and community. In this short presentation, Shawn will outline the City of Olathe’s approach and will focus on activities that the City has completed in the past and are currently in progress as it relates to continuing to build a Smart City. In addition, his presentation will outline some examples of how the City of Olathe will become Smarter while utilizing technology in the future. See you there! Refreshments sponsored by Nokia.