IoT Open Source Summit

Tuesday May 12th & Wednesday May 13th

Moscone Center West, San Francisco

As the Internet of Things sector has developed, it has become increasingly clear that Open Source technologies will be fundamental to the successful proliferation of IoT. Building on the success of last year’s sell out summit, and now doubled in length to two days, the IoT Open Source Summit will bring together case studies, technology presentations and tutorials to give participants an in-depth insight in the area.



Ian Skerrett

Marketing Director, Ellipse Foundation


Session 1 – Introduction

9.15        Open Source IoT Unconference

Michael Koster
Open Source Internet of Things Silicon Valley Meet Up


9.45        Open Source Hardware Is Eating The World: Your Survival Guide 

    • Featuring Handouts of Open Source Hardware Products !

Adam Benzion, Co-Founder, 

Alex Glow, Resident Hacker, 


10.15    Break


Session 2: Open Source Hardware for IoT

10.45    Trends in Lean & Open Source Hardware

 Benjamin Joffe





11.20    Panel Discussion: Assessing the Future of Open Source Hardware


Chair: Chris Hare, CEO, Thingovation


Danese Cooper, Distinguished Member of Technical Staff - Open Source, PayPal

John Hawley,  Community Manager, MinnowBoard

Josh Datko, Founder, Cryptotronix

Justin Fishkin, Chief Strategy Officer, Local Motors



12.10     Lunch Break & Exhibition Visit


Session 2: Open Source IoT Approaches 1

What are the objectives and scope of the key IoT open source initiatives?

When should IoT developers use these tools, and how?


1.30        Eclipse Foundation: Defining an open source IoT Stack

Ian Skerrett, Marketing Director, Ellipse Foundation


1.55        OASIS

Geoff Brown
MQTT Technical Committee secretary, OASIs
Founder & CEO, Machine-To-Machine Intelligence (M2Mi) Corporation


2.05        AllSeen Alliance

        Art Lancaster, AllSeen Alliance


2.25        Open Interconnect Consortium

Scott Doenecke, Framework Marketing and Membership, Open Interconnect Consortium


2.45        Refreshment Break & Exhibition Visit


Session 4: Open Source IoT Case Studies

3.20     Case Study: Open Source puts the Magic in Magical Products.  

How to take an IoT concept from Paper to a Successful Product in less than 6 months, repeatedly!

Makers leverage Open Source to benefit from a great of deal of already done work in open source HW and open source SW space to make things. With rapid growth of open source prototyping platforms, it has become incredibly easier to prototype and bring IoT concepts to life. This has made going through the cycle of “Design / Build / Measure” which is key to creating great products, incredibly fast and viable for all product innovation and development teams, whether in startups or large companies. 

This Hands-on talk touches both the Design and Technical sides of leveraging Open Source for getting IoT products right. It additionally discusses how to bring IoT ideas to life quickly using cost effective and ready to use Open Hardware Sensors and components and Open Source Software.

Moe Tanabian

Vice President of Engineering, Head of Smart Things IoT Innovation Lab



3.45        New Approach to Large Scale IoT Connectivity 

The connectivity needs for IoT scale beyond today’s network by many orders of magnitude.  With a single IoT network potentially supporting 100s of millions of devices even simple tasks of identifying, authenticating and routing become a challenge.  

To address the needs to connecting large numbers of IoT to application infrastructure a new approach called Software Defined Perimeter (SDP) will be presented.  SDP in a new connectivity architecture develop by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to efficiently identify, authenticate and network Internet connected devices with a singe packet.  SDP is a public domain project and is available for use without any license fees or restrictions. 

 Junaid Islam CTO Vidder



4.05        Full Stack Robotics

The Internet of Things has begun to emerge, and the Age of Robots has come upon us. What are the technologies that will help make it real? In this talk, we will share our vision of “Full Stack Robotics” based on open source software such as Cylon.js, Gobot , and more, with live demonstrations of actual robotic devices.

“Full Stack Robotics” consists of:
– Front-ends & Human Interfaces
– Frameworks & Tools
– Integrations
– Things

We will show a complete application with plenty of live demos of actual devices, along with some of the code that makes it all work. Time to get real about the Robot Evolution!

Ron Evans, Ringleader, The Hybrid Group 

         Adrian Zankich, Robot Wrangler, The Hybrid Group


4.25   The 3D Web of Things – Web3D & IoT

Damon Hernandez, Lead Evangelist, Web3D Consortium


4.45 Close of Day One


Day 2


Ian Skerrett

Marketing Director, Ellipse Foundation


Session 5: Open Source IoT Approaches 2

What are the objectives and scope of the key IoT open source initiatives?

When should IoT developers use these tools, and how?


9.30           Contiki

Adam Dunkels

Founder & CEO




9.55        Open Mobile Alliance & the OMA LighweighM2M Developer Toolkit.

Joaquin Prado
Director of Technical Programs
Open Mobile Alliance


10.20     IoT Requirements & XMPP

Michael Holdmann 

Member, Working Group 21451-1-4, ISO/IEC/IEEE

Member IoT Task Force, UPnP Forum

Chief Executive Officer, CYT LLC


10.45 Break

Session 6: Open Source IoT in the Cloud


Chair: Vishal Sharma, Principal, Metanoia Inc

11.15     Rapid IoT Product Development with Open-Source Middleware

Andrew Kokhanovski


11.35     IoT Open Source in the Cloud

Maarten Ectors
VP of IoT, Proximity Cloud and Next-Gen Networking


12.00     Accelerating IoT deployment through Linux Containers

Bryan Che
General Manager, Cloud Product Strategy
Red Hat


12.20    Distributed Data Persistence with Docker

 Spanky, aka Tom Kapanka, Developer Advocate  Crate.IO


Lunch Break


Session 7: IP Management in Open Source


1.15      Panel: How do I Create a Unique and Valuable Product with Open Source?

  • What are the key considerations for developers when using open source technologies?
  • How do product developers create and maintain a competitive advantage in an open source environment?
  • Business strategies for companies using open source technologies, including whether to join or start a foundation, open core strategy and license selection, ?

Panel Chair:

Mark Radcliffe 


DLA Piper



 Michael Atlass,Patent Counsel, Qualcomm

 Sherman Chu, General Counsel, Cisco 

 Eileen Evans, Vice President & Deputy General Counsel, Cloud Computing and Open Source, HP



2.15      Break

 Chair: Vishal Sharma, Principal, Metanoia Inc

3.00      Case Study: Building IoT Products with Open Source

With so many options available, how should developers select with open source tools to use in a product? This presentation walks through a number of worked product examples to help explain which tools and sources are appropriate for which products.

Scott Amyx
Founder & CEO
Amyx +McKinsey


3.30     OpenIoT: From Global IoT Devices to the Web of Things Knowledge

This talk will introduce you with the basis of the Open Source Cloud Solution for the Internet of Things and the IoT Stack Approach based on sematic interoperability principles and web recommendations/standards. OpenIoT is a first-of-a-kind open source blueprint platform supporting interoperability between sensor data silos and also for enabling Internet of Things semantically annotated services in the cloud. OpenIoT is award-winning 2013 Rookie of the Year by BlackDuck Software Co. Burlington, MA, USA. Solutions using OpenIoT have been Winners of the Semantic Interoperability challenge in 2014 at IoT Week, London, UK) and the special mention for the integration with market solutions by DIZMO Co. at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA. USA. The OpenIoT is considered the EU implemented reference architecture for the Internet of Things and has been presented in standardization IoT-related events and workshops organized by European Telecommunication Standards Institute (ETSI), oneM2M Alliance, ITU-T and also presented in open source developers communities (e.g. FOSDEM, IoTBE etc.).

Dr. Martin Serrano, OpenIoT Project Coordinator

Service Openness and Semantic Interoperability, EU-IERC AC4 Coordinator

National University of Ireland, Galway.


3.50 Close of Summit