Creating Awesome Products using Open Source and IoT for Market Disruption

Pre-Conference Special Focus Day – Monday, June 16th, Crown Plaza Palo Alto

Over the last year, the IoT ecosystem has matured.

IoT has now advanced beyond the hobbyist phase to the development of real products.

Open source and IoT products is a unique event which brings together the community which is  creating world leading products using Open source and IoT

Organised jointly with Informa’s Internet of Things World event  and chaired by Ajit Jaokar  – the event is designed to provide a platform for using Open source technologies for IoT product development – for instance:

  • Project organization
  • Community engagement
  • Open source hardware
  • Licensing
  • Development tools
  • Competitive and defensive strategies for product development
  • The Open source culture
  • IPR
  • Handling derivative works


Program: Open Source IoT Products

Creating market disrupting products using Open Source and IoT – Monday June 16th


8.30       Welcome: Master of Ceremonies, Ajit Jaokar, Founder, FutureText

8.40      Case Study: Rapid Prototyping of Wearables

With the rapid proliferation of wearables and IoT and connected smart device, it is becoming more important to build them rapidly, iterate through assumptions and ideas and pivot if something is not working.

This talk touches both the Technical side and User Experience side of building wearable and IoT devices. It additionally discusses how to bring sensor based device ideas to life quickly using cost effective and ready to use Arduino based Sensors and components.
When designing and building wearable and IoT smart object, there are several factors that can make or break the device’s success. Many of these factors are technical and some are design related.

- Designing and building Input and Output mechanisms for these devices
– Sensors and sensor arrays in wearables and IoT devices
– Adding connectivity to wearable and IoT devices
– Optimizing energy and battery consumption in wearable and IoT devices
– Hardware Reference Designs for building different wearable and IoT experiments
– Machine Learning to enhance value wearables and IoT devices

Moe Tanabian, Director of IoT, Samsung Electronics


9.10      Open Source IoT UnConference

Led by Michael Koster

10.030     Break

Viewpoints on Open Source for IoT Product

11.00     Eating Our Own Dog Food for Compounding Benefits and Results

Eurotech, a co-founder of the IoT Working Group in the Eclipse Foundation, decided to eat our own dog food and use open source and standards-based components to build our own open source project, Kura. In this session, you will learn the business value for Eurotech of committing the vast majority of a commercial product as the Kura project in the Eclipse Foundation. Beyond the strategic value to Eurotech, it will also discuss the benefit to the open source community as a whole and the complementary nature of this virtuous cycle of development and growth, both for the Kura project and for the IoT community worldwide.

Kurt Hochanadel, Product Manager, Eurotech


11.30     IoT Experiences from Nest Labs & Microsoft

The Internet of Things is often described in high level details without a lot of substance or in very low level details without a lot of context.  In this talk, I’d like to talk about the experiences and common architectural patterns I’ve seen from working on the Internet of Things at Nest Labs, in working with various customers and partners working on solutions in this space with Microsoft. I’d also like to introduce the audience to Nitrogen, an open source platform for the Internet of Things that I maintain that experiments with open messaging between devices and applications, a distributed network, easy application model, and security and privacy.

Tim Park, Platform Evangelist, Microsoft


12.00     Lunch

Approaches to Open Source for IoT Products

1.00       Leveraging the Open IoT Ecosystem to Accelerate Your Product Strategy

 The IoT market is poised to realize explosive growth over the next few years. A key enabler of this growth will be the emerging open IoT ecosystem. The open hardware movement, open IoT standards and open source software are becoming a key enabler of IoT developers and companies that are building IoT solutions. Arduino and BeagleBone is making it easy for developers to prototype new solutions. Standards like CoAP and MQTT make it possible for solutions to interoperate and open source communities, like Eclipse IoT and Alljoyn, are providing basic technology that makes it easy to build IoT solutions.

 This presentation will introduce the different communities and players in the open IoT ecosystem. We will then discuss how companies can leverage these communities to build successful IoT product strategy.

 Ian Skerrett, VP of Marketing, Eclipse Foundation


1.30       Open Source Standards for the IoT

 Joe Speed, Director IoT,  The Linux Foundation


2.00       Standardizing Information Models for IoT

 Michael Koster, IoT Research & Development, ARM


2.30       Break


3.00       MQTT in the Internet of Things

Vatsal Shah, CEO, Litmus Automation


3.30       XMPP as Unifier for Internet of Things

Rikard Strid, CEO, Clayster


4.00       Using Open-Source & MIPS Architecture to enable Next-Generation Datacenter-to-Device Portable Software and Virtualized Architectures

Amit Rohatgi, President, prpl Foundation


4.30       Open Source in Robotics

Nate Koenig, Chief Technology Officer, Open Source Robotics Foundation


5.00       Open Source for Rethinking IoT

It is well understood that the Internet of Things represents unprecedented challenges of scope, with trillions of appliances, sensors, and actuators expected to be connected over the coming years. What is not yet appreciated is that current peer-to-peer networking schemes will be unable to create the kind of publish / discover / subscribe architectures that will be needed. Instead, a new type of self-classified data stream is needed, which can only be enabled by open-source collaborations in defining and implementing the emerging architecture of the IoT. Mr. daCosta will explore the implications of open source for end devices and networking equipment, as well as describing how even proprietary IoT data flows can help build an open source implementation.

 Francis daCosta, Author, “Rethinking the Internet of Things” & CTO, MeshDynamics


5.30       Close


Why you should attend?

  • Join a community exploring the Open Source and IoT ecosystem for product development and learn from their shared experience
  • Explore the evolution of the Open Source IoT product development ecosystem for domains such as manufacturing, Supply Chain and smart cities

Here are some examples of the Open Source IoT ecosystem: