"All Around Azure IoT" Live Event - Now on Demand!
Published Jan 26 2021 06:00 AM 4,559 Views

Learn to develop real-world Internet of Things solutions built using Microsoft Azure services with experts from around the world!


On January 19,  the IoT Advocacy team partnered with 9 amazing IoT focused MVPs from around the world plus our very own Olivier Bloch and CVP of Azure IoT Sam George to deliver an "All Around Azure IoT" live event across Asia Pacific, Europe Middle East, and the Americas in three unique time zones.  This event served as a flagship demonstration of the Internet of Things - Event Learning Path, an open-source collection of IoT focused sessions designed for IoT Solution Architects, Business Decision Makers, and Development teams. 

Each session begins with a 15-minute Introductory presentation and is supported by a 45-minute video recording which deep dives into the topics introduced.   We encourage partners, field teams, and general IoT enthusiasts to reuse any portions of the content as they see fit for example: user group presentations, third party conferences, or internal training systems!

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That is exactly what we did for the All Around Azure - A Developer's Guide to IoT Event, with the help of a worldwide team of experts from the Azure IoT Community, we adapted the 15 minute introductory sessions for delivery to a global audience.  The sessions drew 1,800+ live viewers over three local-specific timeslots. 

There really is no better time than now to leverage our IoT skilling content as you can now officialize as an official Azure Certified IoT Developer with the availability of the AZ-220 IoT Developer Exam.  And even better, we are currently running a "30 Days to Learn It - IoT Challenge" which challenges you to complete a collection of IoT focused modules on Microsoft Learn, and rewards you with a 50% off voucher to sit for the AZ-220 IoT Developer Exam!

You can catch up on all the excitement and learning from the All Around Azure IoT Event on Channel 9 or right here on the #IoTTechCommunity! 

Keynote with Sam George and Olivier Bloch with SketchNote by @nitya 



Live Sessions and Associated Deep Dives

IOT10: Connecting Your Physical Environment to a Digital World – A Roadmap to IoT Solutioning

With 80% of the world's data collected in the last 2 years, it is estimated that there are currently 32 billion connected devices generating said data. Many organizations are looking to capitalize on this for the purposes of automation or estimation and require a starting point to do so. This session will share an IoT real world adoption scenario and how the team went about incorporating IoT Azure services.

IOT20: Deciphering Data – Optimizing Data Communication to Maximize Your ROI

Data collection by itself does not provide business values. IoT solutions must ingest, process, make decisions, and take actions to create value. This module focuses on data acquisition, data ingestion, and the data processing aspect of IoT solutions to maximize value from data.

As a device developer, you will learn about message types, approaches to serializing messages, the value of metadata and IoT Plug and Play to streamline data processing on the edge or in the cloud.

As a solution architect, you will learn about approaches to stream processing on the edge or in the cloud with Azure Stream Analytics, selecting the right storage based on the volume and value of data to balance performance and costs, as well as an introduction to IoT reporting with PowerBI.

IOT30: Adding Intelligence – Unlocking New Insights with AI & Machine Learning​

For many scenarios, the cloud is used as a way to process data and apply business logic with nearly limitless scale. However, processing data in the cloud is not always the optimal way to run computational workloads: either because of connectivity issues, legal concerns, or because you need to respond in near-real time with processing at the Edge.

In this session we dive into how Azure IoT Edge can help in this scenario. We will train a machine learning model in the cloud using the Microsoft AI Platform and deploy this model to an IoT Edge device using Azure IoT Hub.

At the end, you will understand how to develop and deploy AI & Machine Learning workloads at the Edge.

IOT40: Big Data 2.0 IoT as your New Operational Data Source

A large part of value provided from IoT deployments comes from data. However, getting this data into the existing data landscape is often overlooked. In this session, we will start by introducing what are the existing Big Data Solutions that can be part of your data landscape. We will then look at how you can easily ingest IoT Data within traditional BI systems like Data warehouses or in Big Data stores like data lakes. When our data is ingested, we see how your data analysts can gain new insights on your existing data by augmenting your PowerBI reports with IoT Data. Looking back at historical data with a new angle is a common scenario. Finally, we'll see how to run real-time analytics on IoT Data to power real time dashboards or take actions with Azure Stream Analytics and Logic Apps. By the end of the presentation, you'll have an understanding of all the related data components of the IoT reference architecture.

IOT50: Get to Solutioning - Strategy & Best Practices when Mapping Designs from Edge to Cloud

In this session we will explore strategies for secure IoT device connectivity in real-world edge environments, specifically how use of the Azure IoT Edge Gateway can accommodate offline, intermittent, legacy environments by means of Gateway configuration patterns. We will then look at implementations of Artificial Intelligence at the Edge in a variety of business verticals, by adapting a common IoT reference architecture to accommodate specific business needs. Finally, we will conclude with techniques for implementing artificial intelligence at the edge to support an Intelligent Video Analytics solution, by walking through a project which integrates Azure IoT Edge with an NVIDIA DeepStream SDK module and a custom object detection model built using CustomVision.AI to create an end-to-end solution that allows for visualization of object detection telemetry in Azure services like Time Series Insights and PowerBI.

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