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May 18, 2017, Theater St. James, Montreal, Quebec

6th Annual McRock IIoT Symposium Montreal 2017

IBM Canada’s Michael J Martin has been invited to speak at the 6th Annual McRock IIoT Symposium Montreal 2017.  He will present on the emerging topic of Macroscopes and the envisioned functionality used to see the invisible and correlated connections in data when sourced from a variety of disparate sensing, measuring, visioning, and analysis systems into a harmonized view of a single lens perspective in conjunction with the Internet of Things, Cloud Computing, and Watson IoT artificial intelligence platform.

There’s a lot of data out there, and thanks to IoT, even more is coming. Already there are more than six billion connected devices, from weather sensors to refrigerators, generating tens of exabytes of data monthly. Yet data from these sources are mostly looked at separately.

In five years, IBM believes that machine learning algorithms and software will let us aggregate all of that data and gain insights. For example, by pulling together weather data, satellite images, soil analyses, and water data, farmers will be able to design the best mix of crops for their land, decide the best place to plant each crop, and determine how to generate optimal yields. Martin compares the concept of macroscopes to an orchestra: each individual instrument has its own strength, but when they harmonize, there’s greatness.



Cover image: Pelfind, 2016

Video Clip: IBM Corporation 2017