Hear how you can build Industrial IoT apps with Watson IoT Platform on IBM Bluemix from John Walicki, a developer evangelist for Watson IoT. He presents from the Industrial IoT Hackathon, which was part of SEMICON West 2016.


In this video:

(00:01) After introducing himself, John Walicki introduces IBM Bluemix, Watson cognitive APIs, and Watson IoT Platform.

(02:15) IoT Services sit on top of the Bluemix cloud platform and the cognitive APIs. These IoT services collect data from a variety of sensors, from industrial sensors to home automation sensors, allowing you to build IoT solutions that sends the data from local IoT devices up to the cloud, and up to those Watson APIs, which analyze the data and helps you make intelligent decisions.

(03:06) You can use IoT boilerplates in Bluemix to get up and running quickly. The IoT Electronics Starter Kit includes the Node RED visual programming service and the Watson IoT Platform services.

(03:51) John talks through several of the Watson services in Bluemix that you can add to your IoT solution to do the data analysis on the IoT data that you send up to the cloud from your sensors.

(05:13) John shows a set of Zigbee home automation sensors, including motion sensors and smart plugs, and a Raspberry Pi device, and talks through a smart home IoT solution. For example, the motion sensor detects that the front door opens and closes, and the sensor talks to the Raspberry Pi, which sends the data up to Watson IoT Platform in the cloud, where Watson can analyze the data and learn how to respond to the data, sending actions back down to the Pi, which tells the smart plug to turn on the lights. He explains how this simple home automation scenario can be expanded to industrial use cases, where you can take advantage of the predictive analytics and visualization services to make intelligent choices for your industrial environment.

(07:46) IBM Watson IoT is partnering with vendors to bring data up and in to Watson, such as edge devices with Cisco, commercial IoT boards with Intel, and now SIM cards from AT&T to send data through the cellular network for disconnected devices.

(08:52) John concludes his demo by sharing his excitement for helping developers at hackathons build projects that tie together all the things, do some cool hacks around the integrations, and see what can be created in just 24 short hours. He encourages everyone to go and create some cool apps with Watson and Watson IoT.

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