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27 October, 2016

#IoT at #VMworld with #Mimi #Spier

Hello all,

by the two General sessions we have attended this year at VMworld event in Barcelona, we all understand that everything will be digital in the near future.

The IoT allows objects to be sensed and/or controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems, and resulting in improved efficiency, accuracy and economic benefit.

Speaking about this, VMware is working a lot, with some other partners (like ABB), to leverage Internet of Things (aka IoT), where normal devices like veicles, refrigerators, cameras, robots and even buildings, will be connected to the Internet to facilitate our life.

This approach will leverage also the subject of security, if we think about the recent attack to DynDNS done using IoT devices that spawned a DDoS attack, "blackouting" part of the Internet.
During the conference I've the pleasure to meet Mrs. Mimi Spier working for VMware as Sr. Director and Head of GTM Business Development Marketing Internet of Things, who guided me into the IoT pavillon that was present at VMWorld 2016 events.

She explains me in a brief interview what VMware are doing to empower the IoT experience for the enterprises and the users.

When IoT is augmented with sensors and actuators, the technology becomes an instance of the more general class of cyber-physical systems, which also encompasses technologies such as smart grids, smart homes, intelligent transportation and smart cities. Each thing is uniquely identifiable through its embedded computing system but is able to interoperate within the existing Internet infrastructure. Experts estimate that the IoT will consist of almost 50 billion objects by 2020.

The interview is splitted in three videos: two with Mrs. Mimi Spier as interviewed and one with VMware employee explaining me in depth the concept of Intelligent Building.

So please, sit back and put your video at full resolution (underground noise may require an headphone) and enjoy the journey through IoT.

Thanks Mrs Mimi Spier for explanations and approving the posting of these videos in this post