April 25-29, 2016

Event Details

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OpenStack and the IoT: Where We Stand, Where We're Going, What We Need to Get There

The Internet of Things (IoT), with its multitude of devices making calls to applications, is a perfect use case for the scalable, adaptable environment that is OpenStack. But that doesn't mean that we're ready -- not by a long shot. In this panel, a group of application developers, network engineers, and security experts will look at what OpenStack can already accomplish, and what needs to happen in order for OpenStack to fulfill its potential.


What can I expect to learn?

Attendees will leave this session with a better understanding of the capabilities of OpenStack when it comes to IoT applications, how to mitigate issues in places where it may still be lacking, and what can be done to ensure that OpenStack can become the premiere platform for development of these applications.

Thursday, April 28, 3:10pm-3:50pm (8:10pm - 8:50pm UTC)
Difficulty Level: Beginner
Sean Collins is a contributor to OpenStack Neutron, previously led the Neutron IPv6 working group, and also co-organizes the OpenStack Philadelphia user group. Sean began using cloud technologies in order design scientific computation clusters, and later began developing new OpenStack features in the networking space, including support for IPv6 networking, network quality of service, and... FULL PROFILE
Niki Acosta is an OpenStack Evangelist who came to Cisco by way of the Metacloud Acquistion in late 2014. Her OpenStack journey began when she joined Rackspace in 2008, eventually becoming an OpenStack Evangelist for the Rackspace Cloud, and later, the Private Cloud business.  As a frequent speaker, podcaster, and blogger, she has become a recognized name in the cloud industry both on... FULL PROFILE
Nick is the Editor in Chief of Open Cloud Digest (formerly OpenStack:Now) and Head of Content for Mirantis. He is a former software developer, Oracle instructor, author of hundreds of tutorials, and author or co-author of more than a dozen books on various programming topics, including Understanding OPNFV, the OpenStack Architecture Guide and Machine Learning for Mere Mortals. FULL PROFILE
Director, IBM Waston IoT
Xiaoping (XP)  Chen is currently the director for IBM Watson IoT platform development. She has more than 18 years experience in Computer Software development and Services. She holds Master Degrees in Business Administration and Computer Science from University of Texas. Xiaoping leads a global organization that builds and delivers software services to thousands of customers around... FULL PROFILE
CEO, NioGuard Security Lab
Alexander is a founder and CEO of NioGuard Security Lab, which delivers vendor unlocked security solutions against targeted attacks and ransomware. He has 10+ years’ experience in the antivirus industry providing services to Kaspersky Lab, Lavasoft, Samsung, Mirantis, and Acronis. Alexander is also a university lecturer developing new courses for EU universities, giving lectures that... FULL PROFILE