Overcoming the Challenges of IoT with Predix and Embedded Solutions

Approximately 5.5 million new "things" are get connected every day. So, IoT can be a real pain. Learn how GE's Predix can help to cope with this outbreak.


Gartner estimates that 20.8 billion connected devices will be in use worldwide by 2020. Two recent Predix meetups in Milwaukee and Dallas focused on the challenges the IoT brings along and how relying on a platform like Predix can help to solve them. Speakers also outlined the use of embedded solutions when building industrial IoT apps.


Theory and practice to address the issues

In his session, Samrat Saha of BlueCity talked about the challenges of IoT (e.g., sensor and cloud-hosted persistence), how to overcome them, and how Predix was of a great help when building the BlueCity’s solution.



These are the full slides by Samrat.


Embedded solutions for IoT

Mark Szewczul

In his session, Mark Szewczul of Silicon Labs provided an overview of the company’s devices for Industrial Internet with a focus on:

  • 8- and 32-bit microcontroller units (MCU)
  • wireless technologies
  • sensor technologies

He also touched upon energy usage and scalability.



Join the Dallas and Milwaukee meetup groups to stay informed about the upcoming events.


Further reading


About the experts

Samrat Saha received an undergraduate degree for Geological Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. However, his interests in IT took over and with a few like-minded individuals he started BlueCity LLC with a focus on mobile devices, sensors, people, and their environment. Samrat specializes in the gray area where hardware meets software and human behavior over ad-hoc connections.


Mark Szewczul is IoT-Cloud Solutions Architect at Silicon Labs. He is a system engineer with 20+ years of experience in design, test, deployment, and security of telecom and computing apps. Mark received his MSEE from Texas A&M, has three patents, and is a published author.