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Mac Devine's presentation slides from Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 New York

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Almost everyone sees the potential of Internet of Things but how can businesses truly unlock that potential. The key will be in the ability to discover business insight in the midst of an ocean of Big Data generated from billions of embedded devices via Systems of Discover. Businesses will also need to ensure that they can sustain that insight by leveraging the cloud for global reach, scale and elasticity. Without bringing these three elements together via Systems of Discover you either end up with an Internet of somethings and/or a big mess of data.

In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mac Devine, a Distinguished Engineer at IBM, focused on how to ensure businesses have the right plans in place for Systems of Discovery for the Internet-of-Things world we are entering.

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Speaker Bio:
Mac Devine is a Distinguished Engineer at IBM. He has 24 years of experience with networking and virtualization.

The first 7 of those years were spent in mainframe software development where he served as chief programmer for several VTAM releases. Mac then moved to mainframe software design where he served as chief designer for several Communications Server releases and lead the design work for Sysplex and SNA over IP networking (aka Enterprise Extender).

In 2000, Mac went on temporary assignment for 2 years to assist the new networking alliance teams (IBM/Cisco, IBM/Nortel) in the role of lead solutions architect. Upon conclusion of this temporary assignment, he started the Linux Networking Solutions team within Enterprise Platform Software and served as its product director and chief architect.

In 2005, Mac started the Enterprise Platform Software Architecture Board and served as its chairman. The ESAB is the System z focus area for the SWGAB and is responsible for the architecture, design and strategy of solutions using IBM middleware on System z.

In 2007, Mac started the zCloud Innovation team and served as its chief architect. The zCloud Innovation team provided the architecture, design and development for several in-market experiments leveraging System z as a premier cloud platform. His innovative zCloud architecture and design resulted in him being named an IBM Master Inventor.

In 2008, Mac was appointed as an IBM Distinguished Engineer and became the WebSphere CTO for Cloud Computing. His innovations in this role resulted in him being appointed as a member of IBM's prestigious Academy of Technology in July 2009.

In 2009, Mac went on temporary assignment for 2 years with the IBM Corporate Strategy team where he served as the CTO for Cloud Partnerships and Client Innovations. During this time, he co-authored the Springer's Handbook of Cloud Computing which is used by many Colleges and Universities. Upon conclusion of this temporary assignement, he joined the IBM Global Technology Services team and served as its Director and CTO for the Cloud Portfolio. In this role, he led the technical due diligence for the SoftLayer acquisition and the creation of IBM's new Cloud Services Division. Mac currently serves as the Director of CloudFirst Innovation and CTO for the IBM Cloud Services Division.

Mac is a 1988 Clemson University graduate with an MS in Mathematical Sciences.

A Rock Star Faculty, Top Keynotes, Sessions, and Top Delegates!
Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley, November 4-6, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA, will feature technical sessions from a rock star conference faculty and the leading IoT industry players in the world.

The growth and success of Internet of Things will be on display at the upcoming Internet of @ThingsExpo conference and exhibition in Santa Clara, CA, November 4-6, 2014.

All main layers of the IoT ecosystem will be represented at the Internet of @ThingsExpo - the infrastructure players, the platform providers, and those offering applications, and they'll all be here to speak, sponsor, exhibit and network.

Sponsorship Opportunities
Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley
Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley "show prospectus" has shipped. Sponsorship, exhibit, and keynote opportunities can be obtained from Carmen Gonzalez by email at events (at), or by phone 201 802-3021.

Early Bird Registration Options
Internet of @ThingsExpo 2014 Silicon Valley
Internet of @ThingsExpo delegates can pre-register for Internet of @ThingsExpo with Early Bird Savings here.

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