Internet of Things

Northern CA

Palo Alto, CA

How IoT and Smart Sensors will Change the Data Center

According to Gartner, there will be more than 8 billion Internet-connected "things" in use this year, and each of them will be generating data that has to be collected, processed and analyzed--in real time. Many organizations are just starting to get their arms around what to do with the data generated from an increasing number (and wider variety) of devices, but the impact on the data center is enormous already. Leaders Lab attendees will collaborate to identify which types of Internet-connected devices will be relevant to their companies now and in the future, including expected volume, variety and velocity. Attendees will also discuss the ways in which different roles and departments will need to literally and figuratively plug into the data center in order to effectively make use of IoT data, and how to effectively enable users across the organization.

Participant created final content:

Whitepaper: The Internet of Things Planning Guide for Data Centers

Participating Companies: LinkedIn, ESRI and others.

Lab Advisor and Featured Speaker

Michael Skaff

Michael Skaff, Chief Information Officer, Jewish Senior Living Group

Michael Skaff is the Chief Information Officer for the Jewish Senior Living Group in San Francisco. Previously, Skaff was the Chief Operating Officer for the Masons of California, where he led the Technology, Communications and Member Services teams for this venerable healthcare and membership org. As Chief Information Officer of LesConcierges, he led customer-facing technology strategy and operations, Product Development, Professional Services and two other departments at this global Concierge Services company, which serves the world’s largest financial institutions and helps drive ultra-high net worth cardholder loyalty. He also served for over four years as the CIO of the San Francisco Symphony and ran Technical Services at Bare Escentuals, Inc, a $2.4B public cosmetics company acquired by Shiseido. Skaff serves as an adviser to technology, media, and venture capital firms, and has served as a guest lecturer at SF State’s business school. He has been named one of the Top Social CIOs on Twitter for four years in a row by the Huffington Post, and one of the Top 20 Most Innovative Midmarket CIOs by CRN.

Live Meeting Details

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Palo Alto, 4216 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA.
Meeting Room: Integrity Room
Sleeping Room Reservations: $429/night. Call 1-800-HILTONS, request this hotel and mention the "AFCOM LEADERS LAB" group.



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