Understanding and Configuring IoT Data at Data Summit 2018

As data from the Internet of Things is emerging and changing the data landscape as we know it, a new set of challenges are rising.

IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second are stunning organizations. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository.

 Will Ochandarena, senior director, product management, MapR Technologies, will discuss how to address the challenges of building applications that harness all data types and sources during his Data Summit 2018 presentation titled, “IoT Data: From the Edge to the Cloud and Back.”

Data Summit 2018 will take place at the Hyatt Regency Boston, May 22-23, with pre-conference workshops on Monday, May 21. Cognitive Computing Summit will also be co-located at the event.

“I’m going to be talking about data architectures and data strategies for industrial IoT applications,” Ochandarena said. “How do you do more data processing and take action at the edge so you aren’t held hostage by your connectivity?”

It’s a hot topic now because industrial companies are dealing with digital transformations and these issues are paramount to them, according to Ochandarena.

“We’re talking every week with different oil companies and factories that are trying to improve their yields, productivity, and quality of their product output and it’s architectures like this that make it possible,” Ochandarena said.

This will be Ochandarena’s first time at Data Summit and he looks forward to connecting with others in the industry to find out what they’re grappling with.

“I’m looking forward to really fleshing out this topic with people at the session and learning more about what people are trying to do,” Ochandarena said.

He predicts machine learning and artificial intelligence will be the trending topic at this year’s Data Summit.

“What most people are trying to do is figure out practical ways to make that a reality in their organization,” Ochandarena said.

 Ochandarena will give his talk on Tuesday, May 22, 2018, at 2:00 pm at Data Summit.

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