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Cloud Shootout Teams Are Forming

Competition to be Held on Thursday November 6. All Attendees to Serve as Judges

Which cloud platform can be employed to create the best, coolest, or most useful IoT service? Attendees of our @ThingsExpo Nov 4-6 in Santa Clara can find out by attending our Cloud IoT Shootout on the final day of the conference, Thursday, November 6.

We are, at this very moment, putting the teams together. If you represent a platform that is, or should be, in this competition, please contact me via Twitter! We will be working out the rules and processes of this live competition over the next few weeks.

To date, we have five platforms in the competition: Amazon AWS, Google GCE, IBM SoftLayer, Microsoft Azure, and Rackspace.

Team members may  either be employees of the competing cloud companies, or customers and experts who represent them.

Each team will create an IoT app or service. All @CloudExpo and @ThingsExpo attendees are welcome to watch the competition; those in attendance will also serve as judges.

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Roger Strukhoff (@IoT2040) is Executive Director of the Tau Institute for Global ICT Research, with offices in Illinois and Manila. He is Conference Chair of @CloudExpo & @ThingsExpo, and Editor of SYS-CON Media's CloudComputing BigData & IoT Journals. He holds a BA from Knox College & conducted MBA studies at CSU-East Bay.

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