IDF 2015: Dancing Robots vs. Dancing Networks

Peter Jarich
Peter Jarich

Summary Bullets:

  • Intel Developer Forum (IDF) is an opportunity for the silicon giant to engage with its customers and partners, while showcasing what those companies are already doing with its technologies.
  • A handful of flashy demos and initiatives captured the media’s attention: dancing spider robots, IoT solutions, wearables, a cancer-fighting cloud platform.
  • Its Network Builders Fast Track launch might have been easy to overlook against this noise, but highlights its commitment to accelerating network transformation and the role it plays in SDN and NFV.
  • Beyond driving its own innovations, whether or not the market needs another initiative to drive interoperability and use-case integration remains to be seen.

If you only read about this year’s Intel Developer Forum in the popular technology blogs, you’d be forgiven for thinking it was like a mini-CES. It had wearables. It had IoT solutions. It had competitions for “makers.” It had robots – lots of robots. Despite their cute dance routines, it was a horrible place to be if you’re afraid of a future robot apocalypse. Continue reading “IDF 2015: Dancing Robots vs. Dancing Networks”