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BDPA Presents “M2M: Conversations Between Devices, Computers, Machines

Ever wondered what all the chatter is between machines? “M2M” (Machine-to-Machine) is a label that describes the technologies that enable devices to exchange information and perform actions without manual input by a human operator. Typically used for various forms of remote monitoring such as vending machines inventory, warehouse management, robot control, fleet management and many other applications, the use of this technology is markedly on the rise. The Internet and improved standards for wireless technology have expanded the role of telemetry (data transmissions over phone lines) to everyday products like home heating units, electric meters and Internet-connected appliances and products built with M2M capabilities are often marketed to end users as being “smart”. With like-minded professionals, let’s review the details and new possibilities!

Peter E. Lewis, our speaker for this presentation, has spent 28 years with Sprint Communications, most recently as a Project Manager and network architect on major corporate implementations. He has taken a special interest in M2M and will provide insights about the various ways we already interact with M2M, and how it will continue to increase in value in the places we live, work and thrive. He will also provide insights on how major retail conglomerates network their operations across the country and around the world and are rapidly adopting M2M.

Peter likes to think of himself as a regular guy (not a geek!) and enjoys choral singing, cooking and serving in Christian ministry. He has been a regular contributor to BDPA meetups and is currently a mentor in the BDPA IT Corps youth program.

BDPA meetups ecourage fun, socializing and high level talks on a variety of technology topics. IT recruiters, entrepreneurs, job seekers and students are all welcome!

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  • Peter E. Lewis, P.

    I thank all who attended. I hope it was informative. Thank you for your support of BDPA. Pete

    1 · November 20, 2013

    • Demo S.

      Pete: I spent some time after our presentation looking up some M2M applications, particularly the "driverless" Google Car - absolutely fascinating. You are right - the mantra is "think data - big data". Thanks for an informative presentation.

      November 20, 2013

  • Ken W.

    Outstanding Presentation. Mucho kudos to the presenter and all who attended and participated.

    November 20, 2013

  • Maurice H.

    Awesome!

    November 20, 2013

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