One of the 11 Educational Tracks at LiveWorx 17 focuses on the latest and greatest developments with the Internet of Things. You’ll be surrounded at every turn with informative breakout sessions, in-depth training courses, exciting hands-on demos and cool tech experiences in the Xtropolis Expo Hall. 

Experts from Samsung, Kalypso, IoT Impact Labs, Tumblr, PTC, ThingWorx, and more will be presenting on a variety of IoT topics.  Here’s a sample of the IoT-focused sessions in store:

Putting the Smart in Connected Applications
Tuesday, May 23, 9:30-10:15am

Leverage ThingWorx Analytics in your IoT Transformation Journey to understand, advance, and outperform your competition. Learn how to identify the real problem by asking the right questions, find the real cause of the problem through analysis, and discover the real solution to the problem and make sure the solution really sticks.

Internet of Sieves: Data Loss Prevention in the Age of IoT
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30-11:15am

Enterprise-wise, Data Loss Prevention (DLP) has often been a means of "keeping honest people from doing dumb things". However, the advent of the Internet of Things and its rapid proliferation is straining the effectiveness of DLP. Sophisticated, embedded devices are permeating enterprise and home networks. Attack surfaces and data exfiltration opportunities are increasing in lockstep. The shortcomings of IoT security have been well covered, but there has been very little discussion on how to instrument and monitor the channels used by IoT devices in an effort to prevent data loss. This session will point out some of the possibilities for data exfiltration in various IoT products and the current (and possibly future) state of the art in defending against this problem.

Panel Discussion:  Connecting Your Business to the Smart Cities We All Live In
Tuesday, May 23, 11:30am-12:15pm

Hear from our panel of experts representing, City of Boston, BigBelly, Envision Charlotte, Libelium, and Tampere, as they discuss how their cities are leveraging technology to drive better city outcomes in areas such as energy, water, waste, buildings, and transportation. Attend this session to learn more about how your business can collaborate with cities to create new mutually beneficial opportunities.

The Mind Map of an IoT Chief Security Architect
Tuesday, May 23, 11:30am-12:15pm

The mind map of a security architect for an end-to-end IoT platform may look like the map Lewis and Clark started with for their expedition through the Louisiana Territory. Like those intrepid explorers, security architects need a wide range of skills and experience to navigate in Terra Incognito. And, even with all the right experiences, the architect cannot be sure when they will reach their destination and at what cost. In this talk, we will identify some of the core elements of a successful end-to-end IoT platform and consider whether the same level of security is required at all corners of such an IoT ecosystem. 

Securing Real World IoT Deployments: An Update from the IoT Impact Lab
Tuesday, May 23, 3:15-4:00pm

IoT Impact Labs is a leading Internet of Things accelerator in New England that pilots early stage IoT solutions with small and mid-sized businesses in areas such as agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries, transportation and smart cities. Join IoT Impact Labs founder, Chris Rezendes, and executives from funded companies in a discussion of the information security and privacy challenges that they have faced launching real world Internet of Things companies and solutions. This is a must-see session for anyone who wants to understand the practical security challenges (and solutions) that smart business, industry and infrastructure face.

The Rapidly Evolving World of IoT: A Rapidly Evolving Company’s POV
Wednesday, May 24, 10:15-11:00am

As the world changes and becomes more interconnected in IoT, there are tremendous opportunities to innovate, for new customers and in new markets. Organizations need to be dedicated to developing new business opportunities in high-growth industries and emerging markets and foster new business innovation. Itron Idea Labs accelerates innovation to create competitive advantages by being agile; testing disruptive solutions; engaging with customers, early and often; and delivering strategic solutions at a faster pace.

Finding Business Value in IoT
Wednesday, May 24, 10:15-11:00am

You’re connected, now what? We all read about the billions of connected devices coming and the trillions of gigabyte data being generated, but what do you do with those connected devices and all that data? Hear how companies are extracting business value from their connected devices, maintaining long-term ROI and adjusting to shifts in technology.

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ThingWorx: Platform for Management Revolution
Wednesday, May 24, 4:00-4:45pm

In the second Harvard Business Review (HBR )article, Jim Heppelmann and Professor Porter raised the challenge, "For companies grappling with the transition (to the IoT), organizational issues are now center stage - and there is no playbook. We are just beginning the process of rewriting the organization chart that has been in place for decades." We will argue that ThingWorx can be much more than a technical IoT platform. It can answer the question by being a platform for management change, away from hierarchy and linear processes, to an integrated circular management form revolving around a REAL-TIME IoT data hub. 

Unscheduled Maintenance:  It Can Cost Millions
Thursday, May 25, 11:30am-12:15pm

Systems operating in industrial settings require a high degree of Reliability and Availability. Facilities like power generation plants, manufacturing lines, and oil & gas drilling sites rely on the operational capability of complex equipment. The consequences of unscheduled maintenance include not just the costs of lost production revenue. Failures impact the bottom line through repair and clean-up costs while critical failures can potentially cause harm to people and the environment. Reducing the likelihood of failure in these environments has long been a goal of Reliability Engineering. This session will discuss Machine Learning analysis, how it will better identify failures and improve preventative maintenance while providing an example of a real-world application of the process.

Register now for LiveWorx 17, May 22-25 in Boston, to sharpen your skills and get up to speed on the latest technologies surrounding the Internet of Things!