Harnessing the Internet of Things
Great video of Steve Lucas presenting at the Internet of Things World Congress. The presentation showcases the Smart Vending solution. Starting about 17 minutes in, Steve explains how event processing technology is used to actively monitor and analyze sensor data from the vending machines, in real-time, to make decisions and initiate actions, working in tandem with SAP HANA, to do things like optimize replenishment schedules. The idea goes way beyond vending machines – they are just a good illustraiton of what becomes possible with smart devices connected via the Internet of Things.