During our last F2F meeting, we had the opportunity to sit down with Brad Kemp, the President and Founder of Beechwoods Software and an EdgeX Foundry Board Member. Known as a technical “rainmaker” in the startup community, Brad believes that IoT should be a seamless experience that “just works,” which is why Beechwoods was one of the initial members of EdgeX Foundry when it launched in April. Check out the video of our chat below to learn more about common challenges his customers face and how he believes EdgeX Foundry will help solve those issues.
Ahead of the EdgeX Foundry technical meeting happening in London this week, we wanted to share some highlights from our first technical Face-to-Face (F2F) meeting, which took place in Boston at the beginning of June. A special thanks to everyone who attended and to Analog Devices for graciously hosting us at their headquarters.
We had a diverse group of participants from across the IoT landscape including start-ups, established companies, system integrators, cloud service providers and hardware manufacturers. More than 60 people traveled to Boston from across the U.S. and as far away as Norway, France and Poland, with an additional 20+ joining remotely by phone. Companies participating in the meeting included Analog Devices, ARM, Canonical, Dell EMC, ForgeRock, GE, IBM, Linaro, NetFoundry, Neustar, Object Management Group, Parallel Machines, Schneider Electric, Siemens, Switch Automation, RSA and Two Bulls.
The working meeting brought together technical representatives from EdgeX Foundry member companies as well as the wider technical community to align on project goals, develop working groups, establish the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) structure and begin discussing next steps for EdgeX Foundry including a future certification program.
Meeting highlights include appointing Keith Steele, CEO of IOTech, as chair of the Technical Steering Committee (TSC) and approving the formation of eight initial EdgeX working groups:
- Applications Working Group chaired by Janko Isidorovic, Mainflux
- Core Working Group chaired by Keith Steele, IOTech
- Device and Device SDK Working Group chaired by Tony Espy, Canonical
- DevOps Working Group, Chair TBD
- QA/Test Working Group, Chair TBD
- Requirements and Strategy Working Group, Chair TBD
- Systems Management Working Group: Alex Newman, Canonical
- Security Working Group chaired by John Walsh, Analog Devices
This week’s meeting is being hosted by Dell EMC to discuss the goals and objectives for the first MVP release named Barcelona due out this fall. A draft Barcelona MVP plan is available here
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Full notes, presentations and recordings from the Boston face-to-face are also available on the EdgeX wiki.