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RealNetworks Announces Second Quarter 2014 Results

- Rob Glaser named as permanent CEO;

SEATTLE, July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- RealNetworks, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), a leader in personal digital entertainment, today announced results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2014.

For the second quarter of 2014, revenue was $40.8 million, compared to $45.7 million in the previous quarter and $49.9 million in the second quarter of 2013.

"In the second quarter of 2014, we continued to make good progress in our transition into a being a multi-device, cloud-based products and services company," said Rob Glaser, Chairman and CEO of RealNetworks. "Of particular note is RealPlayer Cloud's rapid growth -- RealPlayer Cloud now has over 5 million users worldwide, up from over 2 million three months ago, and, in aggregate, our users are now uploading over 4.5 terabytes of video per day." RealPlayer Cloud is Real's next generation video product and service, which makes it easy to watch, save and share video across every type of popular digital device.

"During the second quarter, we brought in Mike Mulica to lead the integration of our worldwide sales efforts across our RealPlayer and Mobile Entertainment divisions in order to strengthen our focus on partnerships with global carriers.  We also redeployed Max Pellegrini to run the combined product teams and all associated direct-to-consumer marketing.  On the games front, we also strengthened our senior team by bringing in Atul Bali to run our overall Games business and by bringing back Rutger Peters and Erik Goossens, the co-founders of Zylom which we acquired in 2006, to run the Casual Games part of the business.   We also just announced our new Slingo Adventure game, the first fruit of our Slingo acquisition a year ago.  Finally, we also continue to be encouraged by the progress being made by Rhapsody (of which we own approximately 45%), which announced yesterday that it now has over 2 million subscribers."

The company also announced today that Rob Glaser has been named permanent CEO of RealNetworks. See announcement at http://www.realnetworks.com/press/releases/2014/Glaser-permanent-CEO.aspx.    

"While our transition plan will take time to complete and will require more capital than originally anticipated,  I'm very confident that we are on the right track and making progress that is setting us up for a return to long-term growth and profitability," said Glaser.

GAAP net loss for the second quarter of 2014 was $(21.0) million or $(0.59) per diluted share, compared to $(18.5) million or $(0.52) per diluted share in the second quarter of 2013. Adjusted EBITDA for the second quarter of 2014 was a loss of $(13.1) million, compared to $(5.8) million for the second quarter of 2013. A reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA is provided in the financial tables that accompany this release.

As of June 30, 2014, the company had $195.0 million in unrestricted cash, cash equivalents and short-term investments, compared to $226.2 million as of December 31, 2013.

Business Outlook

For the third quarter of 2014, RealNetworks expects total revenue in the range of $33.0 million to $36.0 million. We expect adjusted EBITDA for the quarter to be a loss in the range of $(18.0) million to $(20.0) million.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

The company will host a conference call today to review results and discuss the company's performance at 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT by calling 888-790-3440 or +1-517-308-9350 (Passcode: Second Quarter Earnings). A live webcast of the call will be available at http://investor.realnetworks.com and an on-demand webcast will be available approximately one hour following the conclusion of the conference call. A telephonic replay will be available until 9 p.m. PT, August 20, 2014 by calling 888-566-0046 or +1-203-369-3677 (Passcode: 6895485)

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About RealNetworks

RealNetworks creates innovative applications and services that make it easy to connect with and enjoy digital media. RealNetworks invented the streaming media category in 1995 and continues to connect consumers with their digital media both directly and through partners, aiming to support every network, device, media type and social network. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/about-us.

RealNetworks, RealPlayer and GameHouse are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its subsidiaries. All other companies or products listed herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

About Non-GAAP Financial Measures

To supplement RealNetworks' consolidated financial information presented in accordance with GAAP in this press release, the company also discloses certain non-GAAP financial measures, including adjusted EBITDA and adjusted EBITDA by reportable segment, which management believes provide investors with useful information.

In the financial tables of our earnings press release, RealNetworks has included reconciliations of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA and to adjusted EBITDA by reportable segment.

The rationale for management's use of non-GAAP measures is included in the supplementary materials presented with the earnings materials. Please refer to Exhibit 99.2 ("Information Regarding Non-GAAP Financial Measures") to the company's report on Form 8-K, which is being submitted today to the SEC.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties, including statements relating to RealNetworks' current expectations regarding future revenue and adjusted EBITDA, our future growth, profitability, strategic focus and initiatives. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements. These statements reflect RealNetworks' expectations as of today, and actual results may differ materially from the results predicted. Factors that could cause actual results to differ from the results predicted include: risks associated with the implementation of RealNetworks' growth plan, strategic initiatives, and restructuring efforts; its ability to successfully introduce and monetize new products and services; competitive risks, including the growth of competing technologies, products and services, and the emergence of new entrants and competition in the market; the potential outcomes and effects of claims and legal proceedings on RealNetworks' business, prospects, financial condition or results of operations; risks associated with key customer or strategic relationships, business acquisitions and the introduction of new products and services; changes in consumer and advertising spending in response to disruptions in the global financial markets; fluctuations in foreign currencies; and changes in RealNetworks' effective tax rate. More information about potential risk factors that could affect RealNetworks' business and financial results is included in RealNetworks' annual report on Form 10-K for the most recent year ended December 31, its quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and in other reports and documents filed by RealNetworks from time to time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The preparation of RealNetworks' financial statements and forward-looking financial guidance requires the company to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amount of assets and liabilities, and revenues and expenses during the reported period. Actual results may differ materially from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions. The company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements or information, which are in effect as of their respective dates.

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations

(Unaudited)























Quarters Ended
June 30,


Six Months Ended
June 30,








2014


2013


2014


2013




(in thousands, except per share data)











Net revenue



$

40,825



$

49,850



$

86,549



$

106,643












Cost of revenue



20,786



19,519



39,572



40,025












Extinguishment of liability







(10,580)














      Gross profit



20,039



30,331



57,557



66,618












Operating expenses:










   Research and development



13,267



14,993



27,326



30,244


   Sales and marketing



16,016



19,269



37,739



40,403


   General and administrative



8,577



8,691



17,894



18,637


   Restructuring and other charges



541



816



1,757



2,198


   Lease exit and related charges



470



3,066



549



3,066


      Total operating expenses



38,871



46,835



85,265



94,548












Operating income (loss)



(18,832)



(16,504)



(27,708)



(27,930)












Other income (expenses):










   Interest income, net



180



179



316



826


   Gain (loss) on sale of available for sale securities, net







2,371




   Equity in net loss of Rhapsody investment



(1,802)



(1,347)



(2,640)



(3,580)


   Other income (expense), net



(95)



(137)



(172)



(28)












      Total other income (expense), net



(1,717)



(1,305)



(125)



(2,782)












Income (loss) before income taxes



(20,549)



(17,809)



(27,833)



(30,712)


Income tax expense (benefit)



480



662



966



(567)












Net income (loss)



$

(21,029)



$

(18,471)



$

(28,799)



$

(30,145)












Basic net income (loss) per share



$

(0.59)



$

(0.52)



$

(0.80)



$

(0.85)


Diluted net income (loss) per share



$

(0.59)



$

(0.52)



$

(0.80)



$

(0.85)












Shares used to compute basic net income (loss) per share



35,890



35,455



35,865



35,399


Shares used to compute diluted net income (loss) per share



35,890



35,455



35,865



35,399






















 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(Unaudited)










June 30,
2014


December 31,
2013


(in thousands)

ASSETS

Current assets:




Cash and cash equivalents

$

124,450



$

151,235


Short-term investments

70,583



74,920


Trade accounts receivable, net

21,580



24,613


Deferred costs, current portion

992



1,601


Deferred tax assets, current

311



306


Prepaid expenses and other current assets

9,910



9,124


   Total current assets

227,826



261,799






Equipment, software, and leasehold improvements, at cost:




Equipment and software

86,755



86,721


Leasehold improvements

3,915



3,482


  Total equipment, software, and leasehold improvements

90,670



90,203


Less accumulated depreciation and amortization

70,212



67,031


  Net equipment, software, and leasehold improvements

20,458



23,172






Restricted cash equivalents and investments

3,000



3,000


Equity method investment

10,000



12,473


Available for sale securities

3,182



7,181


Other assets

3,073



2,332


Deferred costs, non-current portion

1,062



946


Deferred tax assets, net, non-current portion

1,405



1,409


Other intangible assets, net

11,928



12,993


Goodwill

18,005



17,476






  Total assets

$

299,939



$

342,781






LIABILITIES AND SHAREHOLDERS' EQUITY





Current liabilities:




Accounts payable

$

20,363



$

19,987


Accrued and other current liabilities

26,874



41,893


Deferred tax liabilities, net, current portion

911



899


Deferred revenue, current portion

7,835



7,498


  Total current liabilities

55,983



70,277






Deferred revenue, non-current portion

145



166


Deferred rent

1,269



1,318


Deferred tax liabilities, net, non-current portion

1,725



1,556


Other long-term liabilities

607



483






  Total liabilities

59,729



73,800










Shareholders' equity

240,210



268,981






Total liabilities and shareholders' equity

$

299,939



$

342,781


 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(Unaudited)




Six Months Ended
June 30,


2014


2013


(in thousands)


Cash flows from operating activities:




Net income (loss)

$

(28,799)



$

(30,145)


Adjustments to reconcile net income (loss) to net cash used in operating activities:

Depreciation and amortization

6,145



9,874


Stock-based compensation

3,010



4,058


Equity in net loss of Rhapsody

2,640



3,580


Deferred income taxes, net

10



(1,668)


Gain on sale of available for sale securities

(2,371)




Realized translation gain

(48)



(35)


Extinguishment of liability

(10,580)




Other



51


Net change in certain operating assets and liabilities

(785)



1,400


Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

(30,778)



(12,885)


Cash flows from investing activities:




Purchases of equipment, software, and leasehold improvements

(1,689)



(3,181)


Proceeds from sale of available for sale securities

2,754




Purchases of short-term investments

(48,326)



(70,647)


Proceeds from sales and maturities of short-term investments

52,663



71,327


Acquisitions of businesses, net of cash acquired

(733)



(16,107)


Other

(467)




  Net cash provided by (used in) investing activities

4,202



(18,608)


Cash flows from financing activities:




Proceeds from issuance of common stock (stock options and stock purchase plan)

580



392


Tax payments from shares withheld upon vesting of restricted stock

(307)



(800)


Payment of contingent consideration

(696)



(828)


  Net cash provided by (used in) financing activities

(423)



(1,236)


Effect of exchange rate changes on cash and cash equivalents

214



(1,259)


  Net increase (decrease) in cash and cash equivalents

(26,785)



(33,988)


Cash and cash equivalents, beginning of period

151,235



163,198


Cash and cash equivalents, end of period

$

124,450



$

129,210


 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Supplemental Financial Information

(Unaudited)




























2014


2013


Q2


Q1


Q4


Q3


Q2


Q1


(in thousands)

Net Revenue by Line of Business












RealPlayer Group (A)

$

8,556



$

15,215



$

16,799



$

17,641



$

18,383



$

22,383


Mobile Entertainment (B)

23,182



19,913



22,146



19,948



18,592



20,495


Games (C)

9,087



10,596



11,650



11,369



12,875



13,915


      Total net revenue

$

40,825



$

45,724



$

50,595



$

48,958



$

49,850



$

56,793














Net Revenue by Product












RealPlayer Group












- License (D)

$

3,273



$

5,018



$

7,128



$

7,281



$

6,766



$

8,332


- Subscriptions (E)

2,569



2,777



3,118



3,615



4,193



4,924


- Media Properties (F)

2,714



7,420



6,553



6,745



7,424



9,127














Mobile Entertainment












- SaaS (G)

20,175



18,463



20,406



18,156



17,002



18,674


- Technology License & Other (H)

3,007



1,450



1,740



1,792



1,590



1,821














Games












- License (I)

3,399



3,849



3,511



3,421



4,089



5,249


- Subscriptions (J)

4,440



5,241



5,688



5,733



5,980



6,312


- Media Properties (K)

1,248



1,506



2,451



2,215



2,806



2,354














      Total net revenue

$

40,825



$

45,724



$

50,595



$

48,958



$

49,850



$

56,793














Net Revenue by Geography












United States

$

15,092



$

20,428



$

19,724



$

21,039



$

21,463



$

28,024


Rest of world

25,733



25,296



30,871



27,919



28,387



28,769


      Total net revenue

$

40,825



$

45,724



$

50,595



$

48,958



$

49,850



$

56,793














Net Revenue by Line of Business

(A) The RealPlayer Group primarily includes revenue from RealPlayer and related products, such as the distribution of third-party software products, advertising on RealPlayer websites, and sales of RealPlayer Plus software licenses to consumers, sales of intellectual property licenses, and consumer subscriptions such as SuperPass and our recently launched RealPlayer Cloud service.

(B) The Mobile Entertainment division primarily includes revenue from SaaS services, system integration, and professional services to mobile carriers, and sales of technology licenses of our software products such as Helix.

(C) The Games division primarily includes revenue from sales of games licenses, online games subscription services, advertising on games sites and social network sites, microtransactions from online and social games, and sales of mobile games.

Net Revenue by Product

(D) Licensing revenue within the RealPlayer Group includes sales of RealPlayer Plus software licenses to consumers and sales of intellectual property licenses.

(E) Subscriptions revenue within the RealPlayer Group includes revenue from subscriptions such as SuperPass and our recently launched RealPlayer Cloud service.

(F) Media Properties revenue within the RealPlayer Group includes distribution of third-party software products and advertising on RealPlayer websites.

(G) SaaS revenue within Mobile Entertainment includes revenue from music on demand, ringback tones, intercarrier messaging services provided to network services providers who are largely mobile phone networks, and our recently launched LISTEN product.

(H) Licensing and other revenue within Mobile Entertainment includes revenue from Helix-related products and professional services provided to mobile carriers.

(I) Licensing revenue within Games includes retail games-related revenue, microtransactions from online and social games and sales of mobile games.

(J) Subscriptions revenue within Games includes revenue from online games subscriptions.

(K) Media Properties revenue within Games includes distribution of third-party software products and advertising on games sites and social network sites.

 

 

RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Segment Results of Operations

(Unaudited)





2014


2013


2014


2013



Q2


Q1


Q2


YTD


YTD


(in thousands)

RealPlayer Group






















Net revenue


$

8,556



$

15,215



$

18,383



$

23,771



$

40,766


Cost of revenue


3,620



3,518



4,409



7,138



9,720


Gross profit


4,936



11,697



13,974



16,633



31,046













   Gross margin


58%



77%



76%



70%



76%













Operating expenses


12,489



17,787



14,001



30,276



30,207


Operating income (loss)


$

(7,553)



$

(6,090)



$

(27)



$

(13,643)



$

839













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(6,893)



$

(5,491)



$

470



$

(12,384)



$

1,801













Mobile Entertainment






















Net revenue


$

23,182



$

19,913



$

18,592



$

43,095



$

39,087


Cost of revenue


14,298



11,950



11,170



26,248



22,002


Gross profit


8,884



7,963



7,422



16,847



17,085













   Gross margin


38%



40%



40%



39%



44%













Operating expenses


9,424



9,616



8,412



19,040



17,523


Operating income (loss)


$

(540)



$

(1,653)



$

(990)



$

(2,193)



$

(438)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

808



$

(339)



$

694



$

469



$

4,076













Games






















Net revenue


$

9,087



$

10,596



$

12,875



$

19,683



$

26,790


Cost of revenue


2,717



3,129



3,381



5,846



7,181


Gross profit


6,370



7,467



9,494



13,837



19,609













   Gross margin


70%



70%



74%



70%



73%













Operating expenses


8,769



9,766



11,755



18,535



23,607


Operating income (loss)


$

(2,399)



$

(2,299)



$

(2,261)



$

(4,698)



$

(3,998)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(1,798)



$

(1,674)



$

(1,315)



$

(3,472)



$

(2,469)













Corporate






















Net revenue


$



$



$



$



$


Cost of revenue


151



189



559



340



1,122


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




Gross profit


(151)



10,391



(559)



10,240



(1,122)













   Gross margin


N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A



N/A













Operating expenses


8,189



9,225



12,667



17,414



23,211


Operating income (loss)


$

(8,340)



$

1,166



$

(13,226)



$

(7,174)



$

(24,333)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(5,198)



$

(6,414)



$

(5,602)



$

(11,612)



$

(12,170)













Total






















Net revenue


$

40,825



$

45,724



$

49,850



$

86,549



$

106,643


Cost of revenue


20,786



18,786



19,519



39,572



40,025


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




Gross profit


20,039



37,518



30,331



57,557



66,618













   Gross margin


49%



82%



61%



67%



62%













Operating expenses


38,871



46,394



46,835



85,265



94,548


Operating income (loss)


$

(18,832)



$

(8,876)



$

(16,504)



$

(27,708)



$

(27,930)













Adjusted EBITDA


$

(13,081)



$

(13,918)



$

(5,753)



$

(26,999)



$

(8,762)




RealNetworks, Inc. and Subsidiaries

Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment

(Unaudited)
























2014


2013


2014


2013



Q2


Q1


Q2


YTD


YTD



(in thousands)

RealPlayer Group






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(7,553)



$

(6,090)



$

(27)



$

(13,643)



$

839


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


125



60



62



185



129


Depreciation and amortization


535



539



435



1,074



833


   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(6,893)



$

(5,491)



$

470



$

(12,384)



$

1,801













Mobile Entertainment






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(540)



$

(1,653)



$

(990)



$

(2,193)



$

(438)


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


628



607



638



1,235



1,451


Depreciation and amortization


720



707



1,046



1,427



3,063


   Adjusted EBITDA


$

808



$

(339)



$

694



$

469



$

4,076













Games






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(2,399)



$

(2,299)



$

(2,261)



$

(4,698)



$

(3,998)


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


314



314



230



628



251


Depreciation and amortization


287



311



716



598



1,278


   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(1,798)



$

(1,674)



$

(1,315)



$

(3,472)



$

(2,469)













Corporate






















Reconciliation of segment GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA by segment:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(8,340)



$

1,166



$

(13,226)



$

(7,174)



$

(24,333)


Other income (expense), net


(95)



(77)



(137)



(172)



(28)


Depreciation and amortization


553



445



1,859



998



2,869


Lease exit and related charges


470



79



3,066



549



3,066


Restructuring and other charges


541



1,216



816



1,757



2,198


Stock-based compensation


1,673



1,337



2,020



3,010



4,058


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(5,198)



$

(6,414)



$

(5,602)



$

(11,612)



$

(12,170)













Total






















Reconciliation of GAAP operating income (loss) to adjusted EBITDA:


















Operating income (loss)


$

(18,832)



$

(8,876)



$

(16,504)



$

(27,708)



$

(27,930)


Other income (expense), net


(95)



(77)



(137)



(172)



(28)


Acquisitions related intangible asset amortization


1,067



981



930



2,048



1,831


Depreciation and amortization


2,095



2,002



4,056



4,097



8,043


Lease exit and related charges


470



79



3,066



549



3,066


Restructuring and other charges


541



1,216



816



1,757



2,198


Stock-based compensation


1,673



1,337



2,020



3,010



4,058


Extinguishment of liability




(10,580)





(10,580)




   Adjusted EBITDA


$

(13,081)



$

(13,918)



$

(5,753)



$

(26,999)



$

(8,762)


 

 

SOURCE RealNetworks, Inc.

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The Internet of Things is a misnomer. That implies that everything is on the Internet, and that simply should not be - especially for things that are blurring the line between medical devices that stimulate like a pacemaker and quantified self-sensors like a pedometer or pulse tracker. The mesh of things that we manage must be segmented into zones of trust for sensing data, transmitting data, receiving command and control administrative changes, and peer-to-peer mesh messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ryan Bagnulo, Solution Architect / Software Engineer at SOA Software, focused on desi...
"At our booth we are showing how to provide trust in the Internet of Things. Trust is where everything starts to become secure and trustworthy. Now with the scaling of the Internet of Things it becomes an interesting question – I've heard numbers from 200 billion devices next year up to a trillion in the next 10 to 15 years," explained Johannes Lintzen, Vice President of Sales at Utimaco, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
"For over 25 years we have been working with a lot of enterprise customers and we have seen how companies create applications. And now that we have moved to cloud computing, mobile, social and the Internet of Things, we see that the market needs a new way of creating applications," stated Jesse Shiah, CEO, President and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Gridstore™, the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built to optimize Microsoft workloads, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Gridstore™ is the leader in hyper-converged infrastructure purpose-built for Microsoft workloads and designed to accelerate applications in virtualized environments. Gridstore’s hyper-converged infrastructure is the industry’s first all flash version of HyperConverged Appliances that include both compute and storag...
"People are a lot more knowledgeable about APIs now. There are two types of people who work with APIs - IT people who want to use APIs for something internal and the product managers who want to do something outside APIs for people to connect to them," explained Roberto Medrano, Executive Vice President at SOA Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Today’s enterprise is being driven by disruptive competitive and human capital requirements to provide enterprise application access through not only desktops, but also mobile devices. To retrofit existing programs across all these devices using traditional programming methods is very costly and time consuming – often prohibitively so. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Jesse Shiah, CEO, President, and Co-Founder of AgilePoint Inc., discussed how you can create applications that run on all mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops using a visual drag-and-drop application – and eForms-buildi...
We certainly live in interesting technological times. And no more interesting than the current competing IoT standards for connectivity. Various standards bodies, approaches, and ecosystems are vying for mindshare and positioning for a competitive edge. It is clear that when the dust settles, we will have new protocols, evolved protocols, that will change the way we interact with devices and infrastructure. We will also have evolved web protocols, like HTTP/2, that will be changing the very core of our infrastructures. At the same time, we have old approaches made new again like micro-services...
Code Halos - aka "digital fingerprints" - are the key organizing principle to understand a) how dumb things become smart and b) how to monetize this dynamic. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Robert Brown, AVP, Center for the Future of Work at Cognizant Technology Solutions, outlined research, analysis and recommendations from his recently published book on this phenomena on the way leading edge organizations like GE and Disney are unlocking the Internet of Things opportunity and what steps your organization should be taking to position itself for the next platform of digital competition.
The 3rd International Internet of @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that its Call for Papers is now open. The Internet of Things (IoT) is the biggest idea since the creation of the Worldwide Web more than 20 years ago.
As the Internet of Things unfolds, mobile and wearable devices are blurring the line between physical and digital, integrating ever more closely with our interests, our routines, our daily lives. Contextual computing and smart, sensor-equipped spaces bring the potential to walk through a world that recognizes us and responds accordingly. We become continuous transmitters and receivers of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Andrew Bolwell, Director of Innovation for HP's Printing and Personal Systems Group, discussed how key attributes of mobile technology – touch input, sensors, social, and ...
In their session at @ThingsExpo, Shyam Varan Nath, Principal Architect at GE, and Ibrahim Gokcen, who leads GE's advanced IoT analytics, focused on the Internet of Things / Industrial Internet and how to make it operational for business end-users. Learn about the challenges posed by machine and sensor data and how to marry it with enterprise data. They also discussed the tips and tricks to provide the Industrial Internet as an end-user consumable service using Big Data Analytics and Industrial Cloud.
Building low-cost wearable devices can enhance the quality of our lives. In his session at Internet of @ThingsExpo, Sai Yamanoor, Embedded Software Engineer at Altschool, provided an example of putting together a small keychain within a $50 budget that educates the user about the air quality in their surroundings. He also provided examples such as building a wearable device that provides transit or recreational information. He then reviewed the resources available to build wearable devices at home including open source hardware, the raw materials required and the options available to power s...
Things are being built upon cloud foundations to transform organizations. This CEO Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Roger Strukhoff, Cloud Expo and @ThingsExpo conference chair, addressed the big issues involving these technologies and, more important, the results they will achieve. Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream; Brendan O'Brien, co-founder of Aria Systems, Bart Copeland, president and CEO of ActiveState Software; Jim Cowie, chief scientist at Dyn; Dave Wagstaff, VP and chief architect at BSQUARE Corporation; Seth Proctor, CTO of NuoDB, Inc.; and Andris Gailitis, C...
There's Big Data, then there's really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. In her session at Big Data Expo®, Hannah Smalltree, Director at Treasure Data, discussed how IoT, Big Data and deployments are processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines...
"There is a natural synchronization between the business models, the IoT is there to support ,” explained Brendan O'Brien, Co-founder and Chief Architect of Aria Systems, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at the 15th International Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Media announced that Splunk, a provider of the leading software platform for real-time Operational Intelligence, has launched an ad campaign on Big Data Journal. Splunk software and cloud services enable organizations to search, monitor, analyze and visualize machine-generated big data coming from websites, applications, servers, networks, sensors and mobile devices. The ads focus on delivering ROI - how improved uptime delivered $6M in annual ROI, improving customer operations by mining large volumes of unstructured data, and how data tracking delivers uptime when it matters most.
In this Women in Technology Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo, moderated by Anne Plese, Senior Consultant, Cloud Product Marketing at Verizon Enterprise, Esmeralda Swartz, CMO at MetraTech; Evelyn de Souza, Data Privacy and Compliance Strategy Leader at Cisco Systems; Seema Jethani, Director of Product Management at Basho Technologies; Victoria Livschitz, CEO of Qubell Inc.; Anne Hungate, Senior Director of Software Quality at DIRECTV, discussed what path they took to find their spot within the technology industry and how do they see opportunities for other women in their area of expertise.
While great strides have been made relative to the video aspects of remote collaboration, audio technology has basically stagnated. Typically all audio is mixed to a single monaural stream and emanates from a single point, such as a speakerphone or a speaker associated with a video monitor. This leads to confusion and lack of understanding among participants especially regarding who is actually speaking. Spatial teleconferencing introduces the concept of acoustic spatial separation between conference participants in three dimensional space. This has been shown to significantly improve comprehe...
The Industrial Internet revolution is now underway, enabled by connected machines and billions of devices that communicate and collaborate. The massive amounts of Big Data requiring real-time analysis is flooding legacy IT systems and giving way to cloud environments that can handle the unpredictable workloads. Yet many barriers remain until we can fully realize the opportunities and benefits from the convergence of machines and devices with Big Data and the cloud, including interoperability, data security and privacy.
Performance is the intersection of power, agility, control, and choice. If you value performance, and more specifically consistent performance, you need to look beyond simple virtualized compute. Many factors need to be considered to create a truly performant environment. In his General Session at 15th Cloud Expo, Harold Hannon, Sr. Software Architect at SoftLayer, discussed how to take advantage of a multitude of compute options and platform features to make cloud the cornerstone of your online presence.