Predix Transform 2016 Recap: Fighting 110 Degree Heat to Secure Industrial IoT
What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas will definitely not be the impact of GE’s Predix Transform Conference that was held from July 25-27 at the Cosmopolitan. It was obvious that GE has invested large sums of cash and time and expertise into the Predix Machine. We got to interface with key GE business units, including but not exclusive to GE Aviation, Oil and Gas, Lighting, Healthcare, Ventures, Global Research, Digital…the list goes on and on. We had two of GE’s very own security team help us promote at our booth and we had great traction. The star of our booth, however, was our very nifty giveaways: the webcam cover! Deloitte Digital team came by for thirds; however, the conversations we had with them were definitely more interesting. Deloitte Digital is working with smart devices and aligning their services with Industrial IoT and Smart Cities. Largely known as a consulting firm, we were surprised to hear that there is a strong team of engineers building hardware for IoT.
Many people read our press release that went out on Monday, July 25, about Mocana joining the Trusted Computing Group and came by to learn more about what we are doing with TPM and how we are taking software security to the pre-boot level.
There was a lot of general interest in our security solution, especially because we were the only security vendor at the show. That was definitely one of the huge positives of the show: people who came by our booth were genuinely interested in what we had to share and learn more about our technology.
Las Vegas wouldn’t let us leave easy, though, as our flight got delayed, then cancelled. Silver lining: it gave us more time to think deeply about this “oh so awesome” Predix Transform blogpost.
All in all, we survived the 110 degree heat and drank lots of healthy juice from The Juice Standard, cracked some good security jokes, lost 95 cents to a slot machine, and learned how to play a hexagon game during our down time.
Come by to our SF office anytime if you want to learn how to play. We will own you.