• The Edge of Things: IoT and Edge Device Security

    Online event

    The Edge is anywhere and everywhere outside the corporate data center and the Cloud. This means edge nodes and IoT devices can be deployed in a wide variety of environments, where they will possibly face dangers such as humidity, vibrations, dust and many others. Their physical location also exposes them to tampering, theft and even complex network security threats. This panel will explore the various security challenges of IoT and Edge Computing and discuss the value of potential solutions, such as root of trust, device quarantines, network segmentation, data encryption at rest and many others.

    Moderator:

    Frédéric Desbiens (Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation)
    Panelists:

    Dejan Bosanac (Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat)
    Angelo Corsaro (Chief Technology Officer, ADLINK Technology)
    Nicola La Gloria (Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer, Kynetics)
    Ted Ross (Edge Networking Expert and Open Source Contributor)

  • The Edge Of Things: 2020 IoT Developer Survey Results

    Online event

    Learn from our panel of experts as they discuss and share findings from our most recent IoT and Edge Computing research, including:
    - Developer challenges and trends
    - Emerging markets and growth opportunities
    - The role of open source

    Moderator:
    Frédéric Desbiens Program Manager, IoT & Edge Computing, Eclipse Foundation

    Panel:
    Kai Hudalla, Lead Architect, Bosch.io
    Robert Andres, Chief Strategy Officer, Eurotech
    Kilton Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer, Edgeworx
    Angelo Corsaro, Ph.D, Chief Technology Officer, ADLINK Technology

  • IoT Meetup-Apache PLC4X project

    Online event

    Connecting machinery in the automation industry is impossible without heavy & complex protocols, but how do protocols support machines that are built to last 20 years? Cue Apache PLC4X

    Presenter: Christofer Dutz

    Company: Mapped

    Bio:

    Chris is the son of an electrical engineer and has played with industrial hardware since he was 7 years old. He also is a full-blooded open-source enthusiast, a Member of the Apache Software foundation and involved in a great number of open-source projects. In 2017 he initiated the Apache PLC4X project and since then has been working full-time on this project. Also is he very active in the Apache Incubator, mentoring projects in the IoT sector, helping to evolve the IoT landscape at the Apache Software Foundation, but also working on connecting projects beyond the boundaries of Apache, helping bring together what naturally belongs together.

    Abstract

    In the 90s, the industry started building huge landscapes of functionality. Unfortunately, these were more or less Islands.

    The products of the one automation vendor were usually incapable or unwilling to interact with products belonging to other manufacturers. Literally, thousands of protocols made connecting machinery an extremely challenging task. Most of the hardware wasn’t connected and if you wanted to connect it, you would simply be stuck with your primary vendor.

    This wasn’t a big problem, until - after the emergence of Industry 4.0 - bridges were needed.

    But how to solve this problem? The automation industry “quickly reacted” and provided - after only 10 years of work - a new protocol: OPC UA. However, this turned out to be quite heavy and complex, so almost in parallel, MQTT started gaining more and more traction.

    Unfortunately this only covers new devices. Now, the industry is currently stuck in the dilemma of having to live with long-living machinery. A typical piece of production hardware usually has a life-span of 20 years, so what to do with the 90-95% of devices that don’t support these new protocols?

    Apache PLC4X aims at solving exactly this problem.

    It provides a unified API for communicating with industrial hardware using the protocols these devices natively support. Therefore there is no need to change or replace the existing hardware.

    This API is available in Java and Go, but versions in Python, C, C++ and C# are being worked on. This is made possible by our code-generation framework that auto-generates more than 90% of the code needed to implement a driver.

    With PLC4X we are finally able to talk to almost any piece of industrial hardware, at no license costs.

    The community is also working hard on integrating PLC4X into the other ecosystems out there:

    Apache: Kafka, NiFi, IoTDB, Stream-Pipes, Camel, …

    Eclipse: Kura, 4diag

    Linux-Foundation: EdgeX-Foundry

    Elastic: Logstash

    HiveMQ

    Find out how we are tearing down walls and building bridges in the automation industry!

  • The 80’s Called and They Want Their Architectures Back

    The MeetUp will be held on Crowdcast.

    This is a virtual meetup occurring at 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific Time, 5PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1100_23_Sep_2020_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE:
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sparkplug_wgce_sept23_20

    Join the conversation: #VirtualIoT

    How MQTT actually converges IT & OT for faster systems integration

    MQTT is an essential IoT standard protocol designed for lightweight M2M communication. It provides flexibility in communication patterns and acts purely as a pipe for binary data.

    MQTT Sparkplug technology makes IIoT easy. Learn first-hand how one of the world’s largest oil companies used MQTT Sparkplug to develop ‘plug-and-play’ IIoT, the simplicity of the solution will shock you!

    Save your spot now!

    Speakers:

    Don Pearson:

    Don Pearson brings over 35 years of management experience to the Inductive Automation team. His experience includes a broad business background of ownership and management positions in the food & beverage and hospitality sectors, and a business consulting partnership in the healthcare and insurance industries. Additionally, Don spent nearly 20 years in sales and management roles for a new-media company. He currently oversees Inductive Automation's sales and marketing initiatives and works closely with the management team to develop and execute the overall corporate strategy.
    Contact: Twitter @donpearsongt

    Arlen Nipper

    Todd Anslinger:

    Todd Anslinger has worked at Chevron for 18 years, with 25 years serving the industry. As the IIoT CoE Lead, he is responsible for communicating with Chevron business units globally about the value that particular use cases could bring to them, as well as the enterprises, and provides the resources to help the BU’s navigate the first couple of IIoT projects until they can build their own IIoT organizational capabilities.

    Todd comes from a process automation background and is keenly in tune with operations and facilities engineering. Previous roles include serving as a Mobile Oil Automation Engineer, a Systems Integration Business Owner, Chevron Mid-Continent Automation/SCADA Engineer, an ETC Process Automation Control Systems Engineer -SCADA and PCN Security Team.
    Contact: Twitter @tanslinger

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  • MQTT at the Eclipse Foundation: A Toolkit for Today and Tomorrow | Virtual IoT

    The MeetUp will be held on Crowdcast.

    This is a virtual meetup occurring at 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific Time, 5PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1100_09_Jul_2020_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE:
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/jul9_20_virtualiot

    Join the conversation: #VirtualIoT

    // Abstract
    MQTT is an essential IoT standard protocol designed for lightweight M2M communication. MQTT provides flexibility in communication patterns and acts purely as a pipe for binary data.

    During this session you have the opportunity to gain more insights into how the Eclipse Foundation supports Eclipse open source projects related to MQTT and learn about future trends in that space.

    Save your seat today!

    We also want to encourage you to participate in and share our sixth edition of the IoT Developer Survey currently running until July 10, 2020. The results of the 2020 survey will give OEMs, software vndors, IoT hardware manufacturers, service providers, enterprises, and individual developers in the IoT ecosystem updated information about how IoT solutions and service development trends and what they mean for their strategies and businesses.

    Take the survey here: https://bit.ly/3dFj40x

    //Speakers

    Ranjan Dasgupta

    Ranjan Dasgupta is a solution architect with IBM Watson IoT Platform development team and a Lab Advocate for some of the key IBM customers in IoT. He was one of the architects of IBM MessageGateway (an MQTT based messaging broker) product. Ranjan has over 30+ years of experience in software development and technical support. He has comprehensive knowledge on device management, messaging, security, and IoT solutions.

    Connect with Ranjan:
    Email: [masked]

    Ian Craggs

    Ian Craggs is project lead of Eclipse Paho, co-chair of the OASIS MQTT-SN standardization sub-committee, and maintainer of several MQTT and MQTT-SN projects.

    Connect with Ian:
    https://github.com/icraggs
    https://twitter.com/icraggs

  • Virtual Eclipse IoT and Edge Native Day

    Online event

    Virtual Eclipse IoT and Edge Native Day will be held on Crowdcast.

    The first session starts at 10AM Eastern Time (7AM Pacific Time, 4PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1000_28_May_2020_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE: https://www.crowdcast.io/e/May28_2020_IotEdgeNativeDay

    Abstract:
    Real-World Use Cases. Production-quality open source platforms. Experts with a track record of successful deployments. Attend the virtual Eclipse IoT and Edge Native Day and learn how our open source technology can help you build scalable IoT and Edge Computing solutions and succeed in the marketplace.

    The Eclipse IoT and Edge Native Day is organized by the Eclipse IoT, Eclipse Sparkplug and Eclipse Edge Native Working Groups.

  • IoT Commercial Adoption Survey 2019: Key Trends in IoT | Virtual IoT

    The MeetUp will be held on Crowdcast.

    This is a virtual meetup occurring at 12PM Eastern Time (9AM Pacific Time, 6PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1200_07_May_2020_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE:
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/may7_20_virtualiot

    Join the conversation: #VirtualIoT

    // Abstract
    From October 7 to December 2, 2019, the Eclipse IoT Working Group focused its efforts into developing and running the IoT Commercial Adoption Survey. The goal of the survey was to gain a better understanding of the IoT industry landscape by identifying the requirements, priorities and challenges faced by organizations that are deploying and using IoT commercial solutions.

    In this meetup, Frédéric Desbiens, Program Manager, IoT and Edge Computing, at the Eclipse Foundation and Paul Buck, Vice President, Community, at the Eclipse Foundation will comment and analyze the key findings of the survey.

    As a preview, our key highlights for this edition of the survey are as follows:

    Just under 40% are deploying IoT solutions today and another 22% plan to start deploying IoT within the next 2 years
    Caution rules in the IoT market, with 30% of the organizations planning to spend less than $ 100K in the next year
    Open source is ‘eating’ IoT with 60% of companies factoring open source into their IoT deployment plans
    Hybrid clouds lead the way for IoT deployments. Overall, AWS, Azure, and CGP are the leading IoT cloud platforms for IoT implementations

    //Speakers

    Frédéric Desbiens is managing IoT and Edge Computing programs at the Eclipse Foundation. His job is to help the community innovate by bringing devices and software together. He is a strong supporter of open source. In the past, he worked as a product manager, solutions architect and developer for companies as diverse as Pivotal, Cisco and Oracle. Frédéric holds an MBA in electronic commerce, a BASc in Computer Science and a BEd, all from Université Laval.

    Connect with Frédéric:
    Blog: https://blog.bluberrycoder.com/
    LinkedIn profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/fredericdesbiens/
    Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/BlueberryCoder

    Paul Buck
    VP, Community Development
    Software executive with 30+ years of experience with extensive background in enterprise Java, cloud, IoT, open source and agile development practices. His responsibilities at the Eclipse Foundation are: Growth and well-being of the projects, working groups and the diverse community of members, committers and contributors in the Eclipse community.

    Connect with Paul:
    Twitter handle: https://twitter.com/PaulBuck

  • Code-free IoT and Event Stream Processing for End Users | Virtual IoT

    The MeetUp will be held on Crowdcast and you will be able to watch the live stream directly from the Crowdcast link below.

    This is a virtual meetup occurring at 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific Time, 5PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1100_05_Dec_2019_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE:
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/dec5_19_virtualiot

    Join the conversation: #VirtualIoT

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    Description:

    Streamsheets are a powerful no-code platform to build real-time applications for the IoT, industrial automation and event stream processing.Thanks to the familiar Excel-like user interface also non-programmers are empowered to create customized solutions for processing data from machines, sensors, applications, APIs and more. The resulting Streamsheet applications run as microservices on servers in the cloud and on the edge.

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    Philipp Struß (@philippstruss) is a co-founder and CEO of Cedalo AG. Prior to Cedalo, he worked as a strategy consultant, a process engineer and a business intelligence analyst. Philipp studied Industrial Engineering and Management at the KIT (Germany), UPM (Spain) and the University of Cambridge (UK).

    Philip Ackermann (@cleancoderocker) is CTO of Cedalo AG and author of several books and articles on Java, JavaScript and Node.js. His main focus lies in the conception and development of IoT projects. Philip has a master's degree in computer science and prior to Cedalo worked at the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Information Technology FIT.

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  • A flexible and scalable industrial IoT platform using Eclipse IoT projects

    The MeetUp will be held on Crowdcast and you will be able to watch the live stream directly from the Crowdcast link below.

    This is a virtual meetup occurring at 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific Time, 5PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1100_20_Nov_2019_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE:
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/nov20_19_virtualiot

    Join the conversation: #VirtualIoT

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    Description:

    IoT is evolving really quickly while the industry is holding back because of (cyber) security and thus requiring on-premise deployments. To create an industrial IoT platform, the concern from the industry has to be addressed. A lot of IoT platforms are available from public cloud providers which makes them unusable.
    Eclipse IoT projects enable to build an IIoT platform which can be deployed anywhere, from a private, airgapped installation on a bare metal server to private or public clouds.
    In this talk, we will show how we used Eclipse IoT projects like Hono and Ditto to build a flexible solution for our customers.
    We will show how we use kubernetes as a runtime environment going from small single server installations to larger multitenant installations.

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    Speaker: Bob Claerhout, Software Developer at Aloxy

  • Eclipse Cyclone DDS: Data Sharing in the IoT Age | Virtual IoT

    Live Crowdcast stream

    The MeetUp will be held on Crowdcast and you will be able to watch the live stream directly from the Crowdcast link below.

    This is a virtual meetup occurring at 11AM Eastern Time (8AM Pacific Time, 5PM Central European Time). For help with your timezone calculation, refer to this: https://time.is/compare/1100_17_Sep_2019_in_ET/PT/CET

    JOIN THE WEBINAR HERE:
    https://www.crowdcast.io/e/sep17_19_virtualiot

    Join the conversation: #VirtualIoT

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    Description:

    Making the right data available at the right time and at the right place, and doing so securely, efficiently and whilst promoting interoperability, is a key need for virtually any IoT application. After all, IoT is about leveraging access to data to improve the ability to react, manage, predict and preserve a cyber-physical system.

    The Data Distribution Service (DDS) is a standard for interoperable, secure and efficient data sharing, used at the foundation of some of the most challenging Consumer and Industrial IoT applications, such as Smart Cities, Autonomous Vehicles, Smart Grids, Smart Farming, Home Automation and Connected Medical Devices.

    Eclipse Cyclone DDS is a very performant and compact implementation of the DDS standard, outperforming most, perhaps even all, of its commercial and open-source competitors. For any project where size, latency or throughput matter — most, therefore — it is worth looking at.

    In this presentation we will introduce the key concepts and some example uses cases of DDS, provide a quick intro that to using Cyclone DDS and share the Cyclone DDS development roadmap.
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    Speaker: Erik Boasson, Senior Technologist at ADLINK Technology Inc.

    Erik Boasson is a member of the Technology Office of ADLINK Technology. His focus is on DDS, its applications and future developments, and currently his efforts are mostly towards developing Eclipse Cyclone DDS. He has more than two decades of experience in the field, starting at Hollandse Signaalapparaten BV in the ’90s where data-centric programming was invented. His implementation of the SPLICE architecture there has proven itself in several contexts, including as a tool to convince the US DoD to mandate data-centric systems.

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