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IoT Lab | Hello World

by Erik T. Heidt  |  November 21, 2017  |  5 Comments

Every technology adventure begins with a “Hello World” moment, whether it is getting that first computer program to run, or the first LED to blink, we always start small and build from there. Many of us find excitement and reward in these early first steps… This blog series (“IoT Lab”) goal is to aid in the transition from “Hello World” Internet of Things 101 level accomplishments into topics aspiring IoT innovators will have to understand and master, all the while maintaining as much a hands-on DIY feel as possible.

While most of my research (aka day-job) focuses on aiding organizations to start or improve upon their IoT technical strategies, DIY electronics has been a passion of mine since youth. This seems to a common interest with many folks involved in IoT.

This “IoT Lab” series will try to capture key insights, especially those that are important for a transition from the 101 to 201 level, the transition from experimenting with prepared lab assignments to basic IoT Endpoint design and prototype. There is a tremendous about of information in magazines, books and on YouTube but most of it is focused on early learnings – the getting started stuff. My goal here is to focus on examples and materials that builds a bridge from those early learning to the skills and technology IoT innovators need to get to production.

Feel free to leave comments and identify topics of interest.

Anticipate more to come…




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Erik T. Heidt
IoT Agenda Manager, Research VP
5 years at Gartner
26 years IT Industry

Erik Heidt is the IoT Research Agenda Manager for Gartner for Technical Professionals (GTP). Mr. Heidt covers Internet of Things (IoT) architecture, strategy and execution as well as security and risk management within the IoT context. Mr. Heidt focuses on developing and delivering research related to the architecture, development and operation of IoT for both users and suppliers. Mr. Heidt has more than 26 years of industry experience, with a significant focus on information security and risk management. Read Full Bio

Thoughts on IoT Lab | Hello World

  1. Scott Moore says:

    I am very interested to see what you posts here.

    • Erik T. Heidt says:

      Scott, I’ll try to live up to expectations (and look forward to constructive critiques.) Thanks for the comment.

  2. Joseph Hobbs says:

    It would be great to see detail around doing IoT securely. There are too many IoT devices out there today that don’t consider the implications of open devices, most likely due to the fact that examples are more ‘get it working’ versus ‘get it working right’.

    • Erik T. Heidt says:

      Joe, as it happens.. I have a public webinar on IoT security Dec 19. If you can’t view it on the 19th, a recording will be posted. The recording will allow late registrations and on-demand viewing for about a year.

      Here is a link:

      Securing the Internet of Things: An Architectural and Risk-Driven Approach

      Security is a top concern and significant inhibitor to Internet of Things (IoT) adoption. In this Webinar, Erik T. Heidt will identify the major architectural components of IoT architecture and perform risk analysis of each. We will focus on examining security within the Edge. A model of breaking down Edge systems into architectural components that are suited for security analysis will be provided.

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