Following on the heels of a successful trip to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, members of the myDevices team traveled to London for the quarterly LoRa Alliance All Members Meeting. Brian and Alain represented the team at the three-day summit, which began with meetings and ended with a marketplace expo, an opportunity for members to network and explore the work other companies in the Alliance are building.
The goal of the three-day summit was to bring together members to discuss action items for the three major LoRa Alliance committees, namely, the Technical, Strategic, and Marketing groups, all three of which host representatives from myDevices. In meetings over the first two days, members discussed the state of the Alliance and approved goals and next steps for the following year. The marketplace expo following these two days of meetings was a welcome opportunity for Brian and Alain to put faces to names of people they’ve been communicating with all year, and sometimes longer.
Brian continued to feel the effects of some big news from CES, notably the spinoff of myDevices from its parent company and an initial investment of $3 million from Semtech Corporation, the creators of LoRa technology. The announcement offered a welcome wave of enthusiasm from member companies, many of whom expressed greater interest in collaboration, making note of Semtech’s stamp of approval.
In the aftermath of a short, but efficient conference, Brian looks forward to following up on creative IoT solutions for potential partner companies, including their use of Cayenne as a platform in the background that simultaneously feeds a white-labeled frontend. Potential partner companies gave a nod to this idea, which leverages Cayenne’s UI for data visualization, as it would allow their customers easy access to interact with their own “smart” infrastructure using a customizable –and branded—interface. Repeating a popular selling point, Brian was quick to point out that such a solution is possible for companies in just a fraction of the time.