Who I am: I am David G. Simmons. I am an Internet of Things pioneer who has been working in the field of IoT for over a decade. Most recently I was the Chief Technology Evangelist for PsiKick which is a (very) small startup in the IoT space developing extremely low-power IoT chips. Truly some of the most remarkable new IoT technology I've seen in many years!
I was a Technology Evangelist for Riverbed Technologies. I have been responsible for User Groups for Riverbed throughout North America, and some in Europe. Yes, I travel a lot, and I have the Frequent Flier Miles to prove it. I've been carrying the message of Riverbed's transformation from a WAN Optimization company -- the best there is -- to a complete Performance Platform company enabling companies to transform their business by harnessing the power of virtualization, SaaS, and the cloud. There, I covered the Riverbed sales pitch.
Before that I was a researcher in the field of Wireless Sensor Networks. More specifically, I worked on the Sun SPOT Java-based Wireless Sensor Platform for
Sun Oracle Labs. I also write installers, and a whole lot of Java. I write PHP, HTML, shell scripts, a little bit of C, etc. I'm handy with a soldering iron, an oscilliscope, and a little bit of other hardware-development type stuff. Not bad for a software guy. We pretty much invented the Internet of Things (IoT) and I'm one of those people that knows more about the IoT than anyone. I've certainly been doing it longer than almost anyone.
I'm also a passionate and talented technology evangelist, an accomplished and confident presenter (to everyone from highly technical audiences to CxO level executives) and an all-around jack-of-all-trades, technology-wise.
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