The Emerging Internet of Things and Big Data Technologies and Their Impact on
the U.S. Insurance Industry
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding
set of new and valuable data.
In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store,
access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business
models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT).
In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable
deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data
Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Service practice, to discuss how
the IoT has the potential to shrink the distance between the insurer and
insured by providing increased knowledge of the behavior of customers, ... (more)
Pick up any technology publication, read a health blog and you are going to
find yourself smack in the middle of an article on the wearable technology
market and its future. Offered in multiple form factors such as glasses,
jewelry, headgear, belts, armwear, wristwear, legwear, footwear, skin
patches, exoskeletons and e-textiles, wearables are projected to reach wildly
varying projections from as little as $750 million in 2012 to as much as $70
billion by 2024. Is it a flash in the pan? A fad that is going to go out of
style as quickly as it came in? No. Wearable devices will com... (more)
The (Industrial) Internet of Things - Finding Value in Analytics
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of
"collect everything now, worry about how to use it later."
We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the
(Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There's too much
data and not enough information.
In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE's
Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT,
software developers are now focused on understanding how... (more)
Pushing the DevOps Envelope: How Microservices Extend DevOps to the Network
DevOps tends to focus on the relationship between Dev and Ops, putting an
emphasis on the ops and application infrastructure. But that's changing with
In her session at DevOps Summit, Lori MacVittie, Evangelist for F5
Networks, will focus on how microservices are changing the underlying
architectures needed to scale, secure and deliver applications based on
highly distributed (micro) services and why that means an expansion into "the
network" for DevOps.
Lori Mac... (more)
Containers: Don't Skeu Them Up. Use Microservices Instead
Skeuomorphism usually means retaining existing design cues in something new
that doesn't actually need them. However, the concept of skeuomorphism can be
thought of as relating more broadly to applying existing patterns to new
technologies that, in fact, cry out for new approaches.
In his session at DevOps Summit, Gordon Haff, Senior Cloud Strategy
Marketing and Evangelism Manager at Red Hat, will discuss why containers
should be paired with new architectural practices such as microservices
rather than mimicking legacy ser... (more)