Future Technologies Supporting the Convergence of Mobile, Wearables, and IoT
The next wave in computing is the convergence of Mobile, Wearables, & IoT. This talk presents technologies from IBM Research enabling this transformation, and give use-cases from various industries: 1) describe integration technologies for tying together mobile devices, wearables, sensors, and cloud, as well as equipping mobile devices with the ability to sense and control the physical environment, 2) illustrate new analytic models for leveraging the vast amounts of data generated, off-line and in real-time, to optimize processes, 3) address privacy requirements by allowing users control over their information, and (4) show new tools for building, securing, and optimizing the applications that run across this heterogeneous infrastructure. In addition we shall take a peek into, the next wave in computing that will need to exploit data and computing at the edge of the network. For example, contextual programming is emerging as the next significant change in way we develop Mobile apps, where real-time pro-active decisions are made based upon the mobile context (e.g., Location, time of day, current user task) of a specific user or group of users. To meet the needs of such use-cases, a new paradigm, which we call Adhoc computing, is emerging. This paradigm needs to deal with massive amounts of devices, sensors, and data, both at the edge and in business systems, and must be able to react context in close to real-time. Furthermore, it must handle the heterogeneity in devices/OSs, as well as the lack of reliability, security and/or trust of these devices, and must be able to learn and improve over time. In this collaborative session, we give vertical industry and cross-industry use-cases, and describe IBM technologies and solutions for this new class of computing.