IoT Evolution Expo Faculty Speaks: Galeal Zino of NetFoundry on the Edge

By Ken Briodagh December 28, 2017

The IoT Evolution Expo is coming up fast, and we interviewed our speaking faculty to get a bit of a preview of what to expect from the conference.

Here, we spoke to Galeal Zino, founder of NetFoundry, who will be a featured speaker in the following session during the week of education:

Finding the Answers at the Edge

Read on for his thoughts:

IoT Evolution: What will be some key points you plan to hit in your session?
Zino: How to securely and reliably transmit IoT data from edges across multiple networks, clouds and connected ecosystems (connected supply chain, analytics, preventative maintenance, etc) without dependency on specific network providers, hardware or VPNs.

IoTE: What new insights can attendees expect to take home from your sessions?
GZ: We know the security and reliability of IoT networks is a challenge.  However, it is also an opportunity.  Purpose-built, software-defined, context driven networks such as NetFoundry's, built as part of ecosystems with leading identity, security and management providers, can leapfrog the security and reliability in traditional IT networks.  

IoTE: Can you identify a few important trends influencing your sector of the IoT which will shape the path of the industry? Why these?
GZ: We are excited by connected B2B and B2C supply chains in manufacturing, healthcare and finance, and eventually just-in-time manufacturing.

IoTE: What are the biggest challenges facing the IoT? What are some important tools needed to overcome them?
GZ: Security and reliability over Internet.  Common attacks such as man-in-the-middle, spoofing, malware, DDoS and botnets will have tens of billions of endpoints and highly distributed applications (microservices and APIs across multiple clouds) to attack.  Businesses need a proactive approach across an ecosystem of providers and eventually will require machine learning and AI based tools.

IoTE: Which vertical markets have the most to gain from IoT implementation? Which are leading and which are still behind the adoption curve?
GZ: I am not sure we know yet!  The art of the possible is yet to be defined.  We will have access to unprecedented data, and the analytics and AI to act on that data are being defined in parallel.  Meanwhile, when entire ecosystems and supply chains can act as one across traditional B2B or B2C barriers, then innovation will result.

IoTE: What session(s) (other than yours) are you most looking forward to attending at the Expo? Why?
GZ: As many as possible.  Sometimes the sessions I learn from the most are the ones which I didn't expect to be so valuable.  Views from specific panelists, questions from the audience, and follow-ups after can take a session in unexpected and often interesting ways.

To join Galeal Zino and all our other speakers at the IoT Evolution Expo, January 22 to 25 at the Disney Contemporary Resort in Orlando, Florida, click here to register now.

Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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