Yes, #IoT + #IIoT and #Twitter are truly birds of a feather.
Twitter is made up of people who have something to say. These people express themselves by Tweeting. Oftentimes, no one is listening. There are other people on Twitter who choose to follow those Tweeters in order to listen to what they have to say. Those people are called Followers. These folks often follow lots of Tweeters to understand the state of their collective minds. A Follower gets notified when a Tweeter they’re following says something. Through the clever use of Hashtags, followers can also choose to search for specific topics aggregated across many Tweeters in order to derive larger insights. Depending on the insight, the Follower takes action. Sometimes, a Follower wants to say something to a Tweeter. They can do this with a Direct Message (DM). Of course, a Follower can only send a DM if the Tweeter has authorized this by following the Follower back. The Follower may say something to the Tweeter that either changes her behavior or updates her state of mind.
You never know.
The Internet of Things is made up of machines that have something to say. These machines express themselves by Publishing their telemetry data to some nearby or far away computer system over a communications network. Oftentimes, no one is listening and that data just piles up. There are computers, people, apps, analytics, machine learning and automation systems who are interested in what the machines have to say. They are called Subscribers. They Subscribe to lots of Publishers in order to know the current state of their collective health or performance. A Subscriber often gets notified when a Publisher streams new data which allows them to process that information in near real-time. Subscribers can also choose to search through data swimming in a lake to derive larger insights. Depending on the insight, the Subscriber takes action. Sometimes, a Subscriber or some other endpoint wants to send data to a Publisher or group of Publishers. They can do this through a Command and Control channel. Of course, a Subscriber can only send a message if the Publisher has authorized this action. The Subscriber might send a Command that either changes the Publisher’s behavior or updates its configuration.
You never know.
I realize it’s easy to get overwhelmed with the sheer complexity of these systems that are transforming our world. That’s why it’s important to maintain the simplest view of what these IoT systems are actually doing. Explaining it to others gets easier which allows you to focus on the specific element that drives value.
I’m thrilled to be included in this group of #technology #influencers and luminaries like Werner Vogels, Steve Wozniak and Mark Russinovich.
To become one of those technology influencers, it’s taken a lot of years of hands-on experience building mobile, cloud and Internet of Things solutions combined with writing books, speaking at conferences around the world, blogging, tweeting and mentoring.
Check it out at: https://apollotarget.com/the-top-15-industry-analysts-usa/
I’m honored to be among ten mobility influencers including #mobile enterprise analysts, consultants & journalists whose Tweets you don’t want to miss.
This distinguished list of colleagues includes:
- Benjamin Robbins, with 30,000 followers, tops our list as one of the few chosen for Top 50 Mobile Influencers on Twitter. The co-founder of Palador, a Seattle-based enterprise mobility consulting firm, combines an informative and conversational approach to discussing enterprise mobility, often showing rather than telling his audience what the best strategies are.
- Rob Tiffany is a technology strategist at Microsoft and mobile evangelist. A frequent speaker at technology conferences around the world, Tiffany focuses his Twitter feed on the planning and design of enterprise mobility strategies.
- Matt Rosoff is the editorial director of CITEworld, an IDG enterprise publication focused on consumer technology. Taking his strong background and wit to Twitter, Rosoff shares his insights, strong opinions and sharp questions on everything from mobile to tech to raviolis.
- Maribel Lopez is the founder of Lopez Research known for her ‘adapt and evolve‘ approach to enterprise mobility. Lopez is highly involved on Twitter, offering deep industry knowledge and insights gained from her years of research on the massive shifts in communications technologies.
- Bob Egan is the CEO of Sepharim Group and thought-leader on the use of enterprise mobility. He has 30 years of experience in product innovation, technology management and strategic planning.
- Philippe Winthrop is vice president of marketing at VeliQ.com by day and self-described “enterprise mobility pundit and enthusiast by night.” He has a keen eye for new trends and a knack for commentary that’s both insightful and humorous.
- Hyoun Park is a principal analyst at Nuclear Research, takes his specialization in investigative research on big data, business analytics and enterprise mobility to Twitter, sharing with his followers valuable information and discussion around these topics.
- Kevin Benedict is an analyst at Cognizant and owner of the Strategic Enterprise Mobility Group on LinkedIn. With more than 22 years of experience in enterprise software, Benedict has firsthand knowledge of the industry: he built his own mobile enterprise software company.
- Chris Silva is an industry analyst at Altimeter Group with more than a decade of experience the research industry. Silva helps end-user organizations understand how to effectively manage their mobile strategies.
- Brian Katz doesn’t mince words. His straightforward, passionate approach to enterprise mobility is the product of a decade’s worth of experience as head of mobility engineering at pharmaceutical company Sanofi.
Check it out at: http://visagemobile.com/mobilityblog/2013/05/08/9-mobility-influencers-on-twitter-you-cant-afford-to-miss