Co-founder of Redmonk - and noisy champion of developers everywhere - James Governor explains the raison d'être behind the latest venture:
"The Internet of Things is giving us a myriad of new business opportunities from new ways to monitor physical assets, and telemetry based connections to customers, to enhancing traditional analytics with new and real time data sources.
"Flexible ERP systems, and the ability to adapt, integrate and use data from the Internet of Things will be essential for businesses to thrive in the future.
"The standards are only starting to converge, with devices communicating via new and emerging protocols.
"Data is being consumed, aggregated and merged in ways people can only begin to imagine.
"And the keys to making this convergence happen? Developers."
And so we get ThingMonk, a two-day event which purports to be:
unpacking the Internet of Things and bridging the gap between developers and enterprise.
Certainly the agenda looks good with talks from the likes of Ireland's second biggest physical security company on how the Internet of Things has changed their business; engineers from Salesforce explaining how developer requirements around IOT are changing their offering, and ThingWorx on providing a platform to allow developers to link ERP and the Internet of Things.
ThingMonk takes place on December 2nd and 3rd in Shoreditch, London and you can find all the necessary information here: http://thingmonk.com. Use the code diginomica on eventbrite for a 20% discount.
Definitely worth a look if you're jaded by the big mega-conferences and fancy a return to smaller, highly engaged events.
And knowing James, there will be craft beer involved somewhere...
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