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Internet of Things Developers Conference Highlights

by | May 31, 2016

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This week we had the opportunity to attend the Internet of Things Developers Conference, better known as IoT DevCon. The conference was held in Santa Clara, the heart of Silicon Valley. The conference was focused specifically to the IoT product developer, and was focused on in-depth technical analysis, tutorials, business strategies, and product updates.

One session which was particularly interesting was called No IoT Without SoT – the Security of Things. This was led by Maarten Bron, Director of Innovations at Underwriters Laboratories. He explained that in today’s world, there is no safety without security. As the connected society continues to expand, we are rapidly approaching the practical limits of classical IT security certification. His presentation gave an overview of IoT security today – as well as a glimpse of where crowd-sourced testing and public ledger technology could bring the SoT of tomorrow.

Another panel highlight was Scalable Secure Identity for IoT, presented by Rod Schultz, VP of Product at Rubicon Labs. One of the biggest challenges with IoT is the provisioning of identity to millions of devices that will soon enter the world. If done correctly, this requires secure digital uniqueness coupled with a system or service that validates that uniqueness. Unlike the biological world where uniqueness simply comes for ‘free’ (different DNA, different fingerprint), the digital world is very unusual and has unsolved challenges. Rod discussed the problem of creating, managing, and validating uniqueness at scale. IoT is not the first time identity at scale has been required.

Here are some additional highlights.

We enjoyed IoT DevCon and look forward to the next event!. If you’re attending DevOps Day next month, don’t miss the presentation of our COO and co-founder, Pete Sclafani.

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Premkumar Subramaniam
Head of R&D

“We are excited to be partnering with 6connect to leverage their technology and talent. We particularly admire their long-standing IPv6 contributions and their ability to service and support customers in this area, some who are the largest service provider in the world. The 6connect executive leadership team and technical team are great to work with and we look forward to many partnered projects to help customers address their Cloud, IoT and Security needs with IPv6. Automation, workflow and orchestration are critical to the success of most of these projects and 6connect is well positioned to help our mutual customers in those areas.”

Ed Horley
Co-Founder & CEO

“Enterprises can struggle managing purposefully segmented DDI architectures with any agility. Our partnership with 6connect empowers customers with complex infrastructures to move faster to service the business while consolidating visibility and control over their estate.”

Andrew Wertkin
Chief Strategy Officer,

“6connect’s approach to automation addresses quite a few challenges with physical and virtual networks – how to improve the agility of your current network infrastructure without sacrificing reliability and adoption of future network technologies.”

Pär Lange
Investment Director

“A customer is looking for an integrated solution from a single vendor for both IPAM and DNS. Through the 6connect reseller program, Secure64 is able to offer the most secure DNS solutions married to a unique combination of IPAM and resource provisioning that customers want. It’s a marriage made in heaven.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing

“A huge benefit of working with the 6connect team is that they devoted a lot of resources to get our products integrated so we had the turnkey solution that we could take to market. It was very easy to work with their team to get product integrated and successfully launched.”

Mark Beckett
VP of Marketing

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