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A group of progressive IoT practitioners joined recognised specialists who presented on future trends, relevant technologies and use cases.

Thingstream recently held it's first developer event called in>flow.

Hosted at the Tobacco Theatre in the heart of Amsterdam on October 2nd, in>flow was designed to present and promote current & future trends in IoT.


High quality and held in relaxed surroundings, it was informative, engaging and interactive but at the same time memorable and enjoyable.

"Great speakers and range of topics, not too sales-y, content pitched just right for the range of different roles in the room." Matt Isherwood. Pathfindr.


This event was aimed at device manufacturers, IoT Platform developers, system integrators and IoT consultants or anyone involved in digital transformation using the concept of industry 4.0 as a model to drive:
• IoT connectivity
• IoT strategy
• IoT applications
• Harnessing new radio technology
• Automation
• Real-time data
• Device to application management
• Device design and manufacture.

It was quite a long day but the presentation part was basically a working day broken up with generous breaks and great catering.  The additional time in the evening was not mandatory but a chance for our delegates to relax after an interesting day, talk to the hosts, the speakers, the sponsoring partners and their fellow guests over some amazing food and drink.

We had 100% positive feedback on the catering.




Who attended?

The audience was made up of IoT specialists, device manufacturers, system integrators and platform architects from organisations who wanted to keep abreast of all the important, current and future IoT developments from emerging technologies and user cases.
The aim was to create a community of experienced, forward thinking IoT practitioners. It became a powerful forum where advances in current and future IoT technology were put forward and considered, alliances made, working case studies discussed and the formation of a working community in IoT.


in>flow was a great success. Our speakers have spoken. They presented informative technical presentations, ideal for anyone working in Industrial IoT, whether in a technical, commercial or other role.

Visitors to in>flow can download the presentations from here now. Please follow the link from the biog of each speaker.

The Speakers.

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Bruce Jackson (Thingstream) will open with ’The realities of LPWA coverage for IoT’. Download his presentation here.
Ian Greenshields, (EBV Elektronik) will follow up with 'Mapping the right modems and antennas to the right IoT use cases’. Download his presentation here.

Optimising for Low Power IoT
Mark Dunnet (Embedded Pro) - ‘Optimising firmware for low power’ will provide a useful overview of the typical requirements of an MCU for IoT applications. Referencing popular NXP and ST MCU’s as examples and will cover the respective IDE's for building firmware apps and discuss the nuts and bolts of the firmware design considerations. Download his presentation here.
Tom Willis (SAFT) - will take us through ‘Which long life battery?’, explaining the battery landscape and exploring which chemistries map to which use case. Download his presentation here.
Diego Castillo (Versa Design) - will pull this section together with ‘Anatomy of a long life tracker’; explaining the design considerations around the VTrack device which his company has brought to market. Download his presentation here.

The Power of MQTT
David Locke, (IBM UK) - will take us into ‘MQTT at work, best practises’. Overview of MQTT, diving into why SN is special. Download his presentation here.
Nick Hayes (Thingstream) - will follow on with ‘Harnessing the power of the MQTT broker’ covering what can be achieved with Topics, Flows and more. Demonstration of how MQTT plays out within the flows/platform. Nicks presentation was entirely a practical demonstration. We will release the video of his presentation very soon. 

Beyond dashboards
Kai Hackbarth, (Bosch Software) - will talk about ‘The Smart Edge’. Not all devices need to send all of their data to the cloud, often they only should be sending specific data when conditions are broken/met etc. Kai will discuss the power of EDGE computing/analytics on a device. Download his presentation here.
David Becquet, (Software AG) - will cover off the power of what can be done with IoT data when it is in the cloud, it's not always about dashboards it will be more about acting on the data in real time with other systems. Download his presentation here. 

Philipp Bolliger, Thingstream's CEO rounded up the event with a summary of the day and a little more information about Thingstream. Download his presentation here.

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Wrestling radio

The realities of global coverage.

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Optimising apps for IoT

Design tips and MCU considerations for a low cost BoM.

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The power of MQTT

A discussion on the use of this valuable protocol and its variant MQTT-SN.

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Beyond dashboards

Humans want results, not problems.

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after party
We finished off a day of inspiration with some amazing food and drink at our after-party—also hosted at the Tobacco Theatre. 

The Venue for 2020 is yet to be decided. 

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