In the last few years, we've witnessed a tremendous increase in the number of connected devices and industrial IoT applications available in the marketplace. In addition to delivering benefits like the streamlining of manufacturing processes, these new technologies and applications deliver huge amounts of data to be aggregated and shared, with resulting insight and potential second order impact on innovation.
At 1:00 p.m. ET today, Nick Feamster, acting director of the Center for Information Technology Policy at Princeton University will present on "Big Data Analytics & IoT" at Upskill U. Feamster will explore the far-reaching role of analytics in IoT, and explain how analytics platforms can be used to improve security and privacy in IoT. The course will also cover the importance of developing an integrated IoT and data analytics strategy to fully reap the benefits of big data. (Register for Big Data Analytics & IoT.)
On Thursday, Jason Porter, vice president of security solution at AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T), explained how service providers can take a proactive approach to preventing IoT-related threats in the Upskill U course "IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge." (Listen to IoT: Tackling the Security Challenge.)
"The number one barrier for adoption to any company considering moving to IoT... is security," said Porter. "As they move, they're either holding off their deployments because they're worried about security, or they're going ahead despite the concerns about security because the benefits outweigh the risk in their risk assessment."
Next week, Upskill U is launching a new series on video starting June 29. This module will dive into how next-gen wireless technologies, 5G, virtualization, OpenStack, and new content delivery practices will shape the future of video delivery.
Tune in to Upskill U for this exciting Video series:
- Video: The Next Generation (Wednesday, June 29, 1:00 p.m. ET): Asfaw Negeri, senior manager of solutions engineering at Tata Communications Ltd. Transformation Services (TCTS) North America, explains how the next generation of wireless networks, including 5G, has the potential to broaden broadband data networking and boost demand for mobile video exponentially.
- Video: The Openstack Approach (Friday, July 1, 1:00 p.m. ET): Matt Caulfield, principal engineer of OpenStack at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), explores the OpenStack approach to transforming the development, integration and implementation of video networking infrastructure for powering some of the most innovative services in the pay-TV market.
- Video: Boosting Customer Experience (Wednesday, July 13, 1:00 p.m. ET): Alan Breznick, cable/video practice leader at Light Reading, examines how service providers are addressing critical performance enhancements, the impact of video's demand on the network and what those enhancements might mean for customers.
- Video: The Case for Virtualization (Friday, July 15, 1:00 p.m. ET): In this lecture, Rajeev Raman, senior director for Infinite Video at Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO), explains how the key to transforming video delivery is the virtualization and orchestration of video processing and secure delivery of content. This course highlights the benefits and approach to implementing virtualization and orchestration by focusing on a recent customer case study.
Join me on the chat boards this afternoon for the final course in our big data analytics series and mark your calendars for the start of our video module next week!
— Kelsey Kusterer Ziser, Editor, Upskill U