Internet of Things Breakout Session

Tools of Innovation and Technology

Tuesday, May 12, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm in Launch Pad Stage

Hear from experts in the field of connected device hardware and software on current and future trends to connect the internet to everything.

Makers in IoT: Lowering the Barrier to Entry  with Ryo Koyama. The barrier to entry for Makers aspiring to create the next wave of connected products is still too high. Commercial IoT products require mastery of multiple disciplines including embedded software, cloud technologies, security, hardware design for manufacturing, and multi-platform mobile Apps to name just a few. The investment required to master every discipline is beyond the reach of all but a few well-funded start-ups and companies with substantial resources. This presentation will show how Makers are leveraging open software and hardware platforms like Intel Edison and Raspberry Pi to level the playing field.

Controlling your Photon with If This Then That (IFTTT) with Simon Monk. The Photon is a low-cost microcontroller board that includes WiFi hardware, allowing Makers to create hardware projects with an Internet presence. The Photon includes integration with the popular If This Then That (IFTTT) web service that allows anyone to link various software services both with each other and with hardware using the Photon.
In this presentation, Dr. Simon Monk will demonstrate how you can easily set-up a Photon to ring a bell by sending an email to the IFTTT service.

Building the Internet of Things – From Development Dilemmas to Security Concerns with Zach Shelby. Building an Internet of Things (IoT) device comes with a whole new set hurtles and complexity. Developers struggle with the same fundamental problems again and again. Not to mention the imminent threat of hackers and security concerns. This presentation will discuss how the ARM mbed IoT Device Platform can provide a foundation for developers to build on and allow them to focus on their product and differentiation. Find out how mbed is bringing web paradigm to devices and facilitating co-development of applications and firmware.

The Collision of the Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet with Alasdair Allan. The Internet of Things and the Industrial Internet are not the same. While the Industrial Internet has its roots in the SCADA systems of the early sixties, the Internet of Things has its roots in the web architectures of the dotcom boom. They don’t share the same history, architectures, technologies or security models. However increasingly we will see smart things make their way into the workplace. Soon employees will not only bring their own device, they’ll be bringing their own Internet (of Things), and that’s going to cause problems.


Alasdair Allan

Scientist, Author, Hacker and Tinkerer
Alasdair Allan is a Scientist, Author, Hacker and Tinkerer, who is currently thinking hard about how to fix the Internet of Things which he thinks is broken. He is the author of a number of books, and from time to time he also stands in front of cameras. You can often find him at conferences talking about interesting things, or deploying sensors to measure them. Last year he rolled out a mesh network of five hundred sensors motes covering the entire of Moscone West during Google I/O. He's still recovering. He sporadically writes blog posts about things that interest him, or more frequently provides commentary in 140 characters or less. He is a contributing editor for MAKE magazine, and a contributor to the O'Reilly Radar. A few years ago he caused a privacy scandal by uncovering that your iPhone was recording your location all the time. This caused several class action lawsuits and a U.S. Senate hearing. Several years on, he still isn't sure what to think about that. Alasdair is a former academic. As part of his work he built a distributed peer-to-peer network of telescopes that, acting autonomously, reactively scheduled observations of time-critical events. Notable successes included contributing to the detection of what—at the time—was the most distant object yet discovered.


Ryo Koyama

Founder and CEO, Weaved
Ryo Koyama is a Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur who has been active in the networking & Internet connected device space for the past 20 years. Currently he is co-founder and CEO of Weaved, a cloud service company for IoT.


Simon Monk is a Maker and Author, specializing in Open Source Hardware, in particular Arduino and Raspberry Pi. His best known books are 'Programming Arduino: Getting Started with Sketches’ and ‘The Raspberry Pi Cookbook'.


Zach Shelby

VP of Marketing, ARM
Zach Shelby is an Internet of Things evangelist at ARM, and was co-founder of Sensinode before recent acquisition by ARM. Zach is a key contributor at the IETF for IoT standards and a pioneer in the use of IP and Web technology in low-power networks.