mbed Connect Asia 2016: Bringing IoT back to the birthplace of devices


The ARM mbed team wrapped up an incredibly busy 2016 last week, with our first ever mbed Connect Asia event, held in Shenzhen, China. During one action-packed day, we mingled with our developers and our partners, hosted two parallel technical tracks and celebrated mbed’s success throughout Asia.

/media/uploads/dirons/20161205_073710_s.jpgEarly birds: Our huge conference room, ready for our delegates!

With more than 500 attendees from across Asia, mbed Connect Asia was our biggest event yet. After a kick-off and welcome to the event, mbed’s Deputy GM Michael Horne delved deep into mbed’s vision and strategies for building the next generation IoT and how it will impact our global ecosystem. Gartner predicts that “6.4 billion devices will be connected worldwide by the end of 2016,” with huge future growth in many segments, including Smart Home, Smart City and Industrial spheres. Device management will be an enormous challenge in IoT adoption, and ARM has addressed this issue by expanding the mbed IoT Device Platform to include our newly launched IoT device management solution, mbed Cloud. To learn more about mbed Cloud, visit cloud.mbed.com and read about the announcement here.

/media/uploads/dirons/img_20161205_121154.jpg Our mission is to enable IoT developers to succeed, efficiently and securely

Following an insightful industry panel featuring experts from Baidu, Lierd, Minewtech, ST Microelectronics, Seeed Studios and the Xiamen IoT Research Center, we officially welcomed Minewtech as an mbed Partner!

Our technical track sessions were held after lunch, with two themes spanning across the whole mbed ecosystem. Developers were invited to learn more about mbed OS directly from the knowledge experts, including how to ensure that IoT devices are designed securely from the foundation, an essential requirement for the next generation IoT.

In the second track, a wide spectrum of IoT was addressed, from end-points through to the mbed Device Connector, as well as how developers and partners can collaborate and utilize our diverse ecosystem in order for everyone to succeed. The IoT cloud was one of the hottest topics of the event, bringing a more holistic approach to IoT solutions and expanding areas of interest from the creation and development of devices, all the way through to managing any device on any cloud.

/media/uploads/dirons/mbed_connect_asia_collage_final.jpg Highlights throughout the day

Thank you and 谢谢 to all of our attendees, we hope to see you again next year!

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