I'm going to cry tonight, long and hard. I'll do so as I remember and mourn
I knew Jeremy for almost 20 years, from the time he showed up one day at
Cloud Expo's headquarters in Bergen County, New Jersey, and went to work. The
show wasn't called Cloud Expo then, of course - it was still known as Java
Edge, a pioneering event that grabbed developers, architects, and enterprise
IT users alike for twice-yearly confabs.
Jeremy didn't have a job there, or even a job offer. He was simply a fan of
the technology and the show. So when his wife, a Danish diplomat, was
relocated to the UN in New York, Jeremy literally sprang into action and made
himself at home at the show's office.
At the time, I'd been advising the owners about their direction and
operations, but wanted to hedge my bets and keep my own research company
active; I didn't want to jump into the ... (more)
Cloud Expo 2016 New York at the Javits Center New York was characterized by
increased attendance and a new focus on operations. These were both
encouraging signs for all involved in Cloud Computing and all that it
As Conference Chair, I work with the Cloud Expo team to structure three
keynotes, numerous general sessions, and more than 150 breakout sessions
along 10 tracks. Our job is to balance the state of enterprise IT today with
the trends that will be commonplace tomorrow.
Mobile Computing, Big Data and Analytics, the Internet of Things, Platforms
and Microservice... (more)
'Tis the season of light. With Diwali recently concluded, we've now entered
the days of the Hannukah Festival, the Advent Season, the Nativity Fast, and
in the Philippines, the onset of Simbang Gabi ("Night Mass"), a series of
evening services as Christmas approaches. The Yule log is also burning
metaphorically if not literally throughout much of the Western world. All
center on the presence of light.
As we enter the new year, fireworks will be obstreperously on display
throughout the world, with the global light show extending into the Chinese
New Year (literally, "Spring Festi... (more)
Something called the OneLab portal has just opened in Europe for IoT
developers. It provides access to testbeds from the FIT/IoTLab, NITOS, and
The OneLab portal is open for people who wish to access these resources for
"experimentally-driven research," and is open to all. I was able to open an
account with OneLab quickly, as well as with the FIT (Future of Internet
Things) IoTLab, with access to four different servers located throughout
New testbeds are scheduled to be brought online in the coming months.
This news comes from the European Future Intern... (more)
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently identified four keys areas in
which to focus for the next 15 years: Health, Farming, Banking, and
Education. Bill himself holds forth on a regular basis about the challenges
facing many billions of people in the world, particularly in Africa, as well
as the opportunities to save lives and change lives.
He does not seem naïve about the enormity of the challenges, and does not
offer technology as a simple panacea to what ails the world. He also seems
committed to respecting national sovereignty in implementing programs,
difficult as t... (more)