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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 8:30am to 9:30am

Enterprise IoT: Solving the Challenges of the Smart City

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The Internet of Things is bringing unprecedented levels of instrumentation and insights, drawing from the vast advances brought about by the industrial, mobile, and internet revolutions. While people are already comfortable with connected fitness devices, thermostats, and home security, IoT for urban environments and the enterprise is still in its infant stage and evolving quickly. Gary Garcia maintains that the digitalization of enterprises and the cities where they reside will fundamentally change the way businesses interact with their employees and customers—and how governments interact with their constituents. Are Smart City benefits straightforward for all organizations? How can these changes be addressed such that all industries and people benefit? Gary discusses the daunting challenges presented by the Smart City and identifies what decisions companies must make now to ensure its benefits translate to the bottom line. He explores how—by evaluating standards, security, and scalability requirements—we can create a framework to ensure that everyone can participate and innovate in the IoT revolution.

Gary Garcia

Gary Garcia is the Director of ARM mbed Partner Ecosystem and a frequent speaker at industry events. For the past two years, Gary has infused mbed with a “services first”, Cloud delivery strategy. Having experience as a CIO and in Product Management, Gary integrates the concerns of the consumer, as well as the developer in his approach to developing great IoT solutions. Gary is a veteran of two cloud startups that focused on data and device management. He holds a BS in E-Business and an MBA from Santa Clara University.