The IoT installed based approached 27 billion devices in 2019 and is expected to increase to 75 billion devices by 2025. Every industry is impacted by this rise of IoT devices, enabling new efficiency and productivity levels across industrial and commercialization processes in each industry. As the number of devices increases, so does the need to overcome technical and device management challenges in large IoT fleets.
For this meetup, we’re honored to host Ross Porter, Sales Engineer, Balena. Ross will give a fun tour through examples of large IoT fleets, a brief discussion of the underlying business model, and he will highlight specific technical challenges in growing and managing such fleets across industries. This is the first part of a two-part series; the second part will dive deeper into the technical details hosted in a future meetup.
About the Speaker
Ross Porter spends most of his time with IoT customers. Being at balena.io gives him an interesting vantage point across a wide variety of companies that use Balena’s platform to grow and manage their IoT fleets (Balena has been doing this for 7 years now). Ross is a software engineer, has spent most of his career in Seattle startups in a variety of roles, and thus loves to talk about business models, startups, and technology.
Balena is a complete set of tools for building, deploying and managing fleets of connected IoT devices. It provides infrastructure and tools for fleet owners so they can focus on developing their applications and growing their fleets with as little friction as possible. Balena enables devices and their running services to be managed, monitored, and updated through the web dashboard or through its API, via the CLI and SDK. Balena was established in 2013.