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McKinsey predicts that the IoT market will be worth $581B for ICT-based spend alone by 2020. In addition, Gartner predicts that the amount of enterprise-generated data created and processed outside a traditional centralized data center or cloud will grow from 10% currently, to 50% by 2022. As enterprises adopt the Internet of Things and the volume of data and ‘things’ grow, they will need an end-to-end IoT solution that can be tailored to any use case in any environment. Whether you are a future service provider or an organization looking to address how the internet of things can affect your strategy, bottom-line or customer experience, VMware is here to help.


This year’s IoT and Edge Zone at VMworld 2018 will be filled with demos and activities that will transport you into a new world where IoT and Edge are the drivers of transformation and innovation. We hope you take all of the valuable knowledge from VMworld 2018 home and share with your team. What happens in Vegas does not have to stay in Vegas!


Visit the VMware IoT and Edge Zone in the Solutions Exchange

Visit us at the IoT and Edge Zone (#2625) to learn how we, along with our curated partner system, are transforming organizations across all industries with the Internet of Things. You will see live demos that bring to life different IoT use cases and help you envision how IoT and Edge Computing can be applied to your organization.


Smart Cities Interactive Wall:

Join our team on an interactive journey through the “City of the Future”. Experience how VMware, Dell, Intel and our partners deliver end-to-end IoT solutions in the city of the future. Learn how city life can be enhanced with  smart IoT solutions that transform transportation, healthcare, energy, manufacturing, and facilities management. You’ll be able to visualize how data and analytics move between sensors, actuators, gateways and datacenters.



This year’s IoT and Edge Zone features 13 demos and showcases IoT solutions across various industries. VMware and our Partners are showing how we provide IoT solutions through the insight plane while VMware enables these solutions through the infrastructure plane. Demos will feature joint IoT and Edge solutions from Honeywell, IBS, Cloudleaf, Axis Communications, Sorba-IoT, Zingbox, Eurotech, Nightingale Security, GE, SAP and Dell EMC.


“Sensorize” Your VMworld Experience

At VMworld 2018, we are Sensorizing your event experience! This is a really cool way to experience IoT LIVE and in person! While supplies last, visitors to the IoT and Edge Zone #2625 can opt-in to receive a Cloudleaf sensor that they can use to chart their activity and visits throughout VMworld. These sensors will connect to gateways that are located at the VMware IoT & Edge booth, Cloud City booth, and IoT session rooms. Everyone who picks up a sensor and goes to each stop will qualify for a daily raffle. Winners will be announced on our Twitter handle, @VMwareIoT.


Those who participate in our #InnovateattheEdge challenge will qualify for our grand prize. Follow the instructions below to see how you can qualify.

  1. Pick up a sensor at the VMware IoT and Edge Zone #2625 or at an IoT session (locations listed on VMworld catalog).
  2. Take a photo of yourself and your sensor at each gateway location (VMware IoT and Edge Zone #2625, Cloud City, Cloufleaf booth, IoT Sessions).
  3. Share each photo on Twitter with mentions to @VMware IoT and @Cloudleaf and tell us what your favorite VMworld moments are.

 The grand prize drawing will take place on the last day of VMworld, August 30th, and the winner will be announced at 6 P.M. PST on Twitter @VMwareIoT.


Live “In the Zone” Theater Sessions:

Industry leaders will be taking the stage at IoT and Edge Zone theater at the top of every hour. Speakers from our partner ecosystem will cover topics such as smart buildings, industrial use cases and healthcare).


Smart Factory Virtual Reality Experience

Ever wonder what the internet of things actually looks like and how it works in a real-world scenario? Experience it first hand in our smart factory virtual reality video. You’ll be able to see how smart sensors help promote worker safety and improve operations in a factory setting.


Education: VMware{code} and Hands-on Labs (HOLs)

Be sure to participate in the various IoT education opportunities at VMworld such as VMware{code} workshops and hands-on labs.


Building and Monitoring IoT with Liota and Wavefront [CODE5546U]

This session will introduce you to Liota (Little IoT Agent), an open source developer kit for building secure IoT apps that can work across multiple gateways, teach you how to use Liota to collect data from Raspberry Pi hardware, and finally how to monitor this device in Wavefront by VMware. Walk away with first-hand knowledge of how to build an IoT app, visualize the data intake, and keep your Raspberry Pi!


VMware Pulse IoT Center & Liota HOL [SPL-1989-01-EMT_U]

Those participating in the VMware Pulse IoT Center and Liota Hands-on Lab will get to explore the features of VMware Pulse IoT center, use Liota (Little IoT Agent), as well as onboard an IoT gateway.



VMworld IoT Schedule - 2018


We have a great lineup with experts from VMware, GE, Dell, CSX and Axis Communications and more! Sessions will be taking place all week and will also be live streamed and available on-demand. All livestream information will be posted on the VMware IoT Twitter page and the VMworld Catalog website.


Breakout Sessions

Join us for panel discussions, breakout sessions and quick talks for thought-provoking insights into IoT and Edge trends.



Make Friends with Your OT Department: The Prerequisite to IoT Success

Aug 26, 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.


Can Blockchain Be Used as a Tool to Secure the IoT?

Aug 26, 3:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


AI in the PaaS Lane: Toshiba and Virtustream Combine AI and Cloud

Aug 27, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Is Your Infrastructure IoT Ready? Dell IoT Technologies is Here to Help

Aug 27, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Customers Who Take Control of the Edge with VMware Pulse IoT Solutions

Aug 27, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Design IoT with Security in Mind Using VMware Pulse IoT and NSX

Aug 27, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


IoT Innovation for Reducing Carbon Footprint in Facilities

Aug 27, 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.


Take Your Hybrid Cloud Strategy to the Edge with VMware Solutions

Aug 28, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Project Dimension – The Easy Button for Edge Computing

Aug 28, 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.


Surveillance and IoT Helping Keep the World Safe

Aug 29, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.


Deploy, Manage, and Get Value from IoT with Microsoft, Dell and VMware

Aug 29, 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.



Meet the Expert Roundtables

You and a small group of your peers will have the opportunity to interact directly with VMware IoT subject matter experts who have deep, hands-on experience working with our customers every day. Our experts will white-board answers to your toughest challenges and provide best-practice advice to guide your journey from strategy, to implementation, to adoption and value realization.



Lessons learned from Real-World IoT Implementations 

Aug 26, 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Get your Infrastructure Ready for IoT – Edge to Core to Cloud

Aug 27, 2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.


Developing a Successful IoT Strategy—Device Management is Not an Afterthought

Aug 28, 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.


Best Practices for IoT Security – The Do’s and Don’ts

Aug 29, 8:15 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.


Future-proof your IoT Infrastructure Today

Aug 30, 10:45 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.


We can’t wait to see you at VMworld! For daily updates and reminders about VMware IoT and Edge activities at VMworld 2018, follow @VMwareIoT on Twitter and LinkedIn.