Podcast : Benioff, “The Internet Of Things Is Real!”

This week we are paying a visit to the Dreamforce IoT Zone.

We’ll hear from Doug Merrett and his robot Sparky.  Doug is a Principal Enterprise Architect at Salesforce.

DougMerrettIoT2015

Doug Merrett

Sparky is a MeArm pocket sized industrial robot.

Sparky The Robot

Sparky The Robot

Even though it is 2015 and these techniques have been used for decades to build cars and sort parcels for delivery, not everyone makes the connection that the software which they use on their phone or web browser can affect and interact with the physical world, and for me this is really what the IoT Zone at Dreamforce is all about, helping people imagine what is possible and apply what they have learned to their own situation.

The technology of IoT has progressed rapidly and has made its way into many products we come into contact with every day.  Before we get to Doug and Sparky, we have a tour of the IoT Zone from Pat Patterson.  Pat is Developer Evangelist Architect at Salesforce https://www.linkedin.com/in/metadaddy and he walked and talked me around some of the major products on show which are connected through the new Salesforce IoT cloud.  You can tweet Pat @metadaddy

Pat Patterson

Pat Patterson

All the technology related zones at Dreamforce on the second floor of the Moscone West building were buzzing and they clearly made an impact on Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff as he gave mention in his Q&A session to both Adam Seligman, Senior VP Developer Relations and to Pat.

Adam Seligman, "The Trail Man"

Adam Seligman, “The Trail Man”

I really hope that you enjoy this weeks show.  You can subscribe to Technology Flows on iTunes and please feel free to leave feedback on the blog at TechnologyFlows.com or tweet me directly, I am @matmorris

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