MS Ignite 2022, IoT-related sessions and more

Yes, MS Ignite 2022 edition is around the corner again.

This year, there are both online sessions and in-person events, both in Seattle and selected locations all around the world:

The registration is opened already and the session planner is available.

Here is a selection of IoT-related sessions, together with some sessions I like personally.

I gathered sessions regarding eg. IoT, Digital Twins, Azure Data Explorer, Stream Analytics, and edge.

Microsoft Ignite Opening, Wednesday, October 12, 6:00 PM – 6:50 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Satya Nadella will highlight how Microsoft is helping customers do more with less across the Microsoft Cloud.

Spotlight on Spain, Thursday, October 13, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Local industry session (Energy) with a real-world example and customer story. We will have the protagonists of the transformation that Repsol has lived in the last years to become a data-driven company relying on Microsoft technology. Repsol’s technical resources and Microsoft’s product owners are co-creating solutions that are putting Repsol at the forefront of the digitalization in the Energy sector, highlighting: IoT Platform, ARiA the data and analytics platform, Bonsai Center of Excellence.

Mindere Bedrohungen und reduziere Risiken, Thursday, October 13, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person: Atrium, Raum Redmond) Erfahre, wie du deine betrieblichen Technologieressourcen (OT) als Teil eines ganzheitlichen Sicherheitsprogramms mithilfe von Microsoft Defender for IoT und Open Systems MDR+ effektiv schützen kannst.

Déployer un Digital Twin pour suivre les émissions de GES de Vinci Construction, retour d’expérience (delivered in French), Thursday, October 13, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Accompagné par Avanade, Vinci Construction a mis en place un jumeau numérique pour mieux piloter ses consommations énergétiques sur les chantiers comme dans les usines d’enrobés. Ainsi, plus de 14 000 équipements sont suivis au travers d’une plate-forme IoT. Dans cette session, Vinci et Avanade vous proposent de passer en revue les 5 bonnes pratiques et les 5 choses à ne pas faire pour mettre en œuvre votre projet de digitalisation du terrain.

Ask the Experts: Deliver efficiency with automation and AI across your business (delivered in English), Thursday, October 13, 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person) Following the spotlight theatre session, connect with our speakers and subject matter experts in this interactive discussion to get your questions answered live. Learn how to use the power of Azure AI to bring automation and innovation in your business, including cognitive/semantic search for omni-channel experiences, AI & Business Applications for operations management, and AI, IoT, and Industrial Metaverse.

Improve factory visibility and decision making with Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing  , Thursday, October 13, 10:00 PM – 10:20 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Improve visibility and decision making across connected factory assets and processes with Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing to drive increased productivity of equipment and labor while streamlining and improving security for IT, OT, and industrial IoT across the manufacturing value chain. Microsoft Cloud for manufacturing provides access to the broader portfolio of Microsoft cloud services enabling manufacturers to begin where the need for technology or business transformation is most urgent.

Ask the Experts: Improve factory visibility and decision making with Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing  , Thursday, October 13, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person: The Hub, Red Connect Pod 5) Improve visibility and decision making across connected factory assets and processes with Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing to drive increased productivity of equipment and labor while streamlining and improving security for IT, OT, and industrial IoT across the manufacturing value chain. Microsoft Cloud for manufacturing provides access to the broader portfolio of Microsoft cloud services enabling manufacturers to begin where the need for technology or business transformation is most urgent.

Ask the Experts: Improve factory visibility and decision making with Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing , Friday, October 14, 12:00 AM – 12:30 AM Central European Summer Time (In-Person: he Hub, Blue Connect Pod 3) Improve visibility and decision making across connected factory assets and processes with Microsoft Cloud for Manufacturing to drive increased productivity of equipment and labor while streamlining and improving security for IT, OT, and industrial IoT across the manufacturing value chain. Microsoft Cloud for manufacturing provides access to the broader portfolio of Microsoft cloud services enabling manufacturers to begin where the need for technology or business transformation is most urgent.

Responsables d’usines et stratégie des développements (delivered in French), Friday, October 14, 1:40 PM – 2:10 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Lors de la mise en place d’une stratégie « Industry 4.0 », les responsables « Excellence Opérationnels » sont confrontés à de nombreuses questions comme la transition écologique, ou encore la stratégie du multi-Cloud. Nous allons discuter des différentes approches IoT que les industriels peuvent avoir : framework/SDK ? Langage de programmation ? code multi-cloud ?

Mit Predictive Monitoring unterwegs in Richtung Industrie 4.0 (delivered in German) (Digital) #Digitalisierung und #IoT eröffnen produzierenden Unternehmen interessante Möglichkeiten, ihren Maschinenpark in Echtzeit zu überwachen und von Predictive Maintenance zu profitieren. Was viele nicht wissen: Diese Vernetzung zu etablieren muss weder aufwendig noch teuer sein. Wie das konkret geht, erklären Stephan Göbel, Florian Seidel und Jan Timphaus in diesem Video.

Smart Factory – From Pilot to Scale (Digital) PwC Factory Intelligence is a cloud-based, scalable IoT platform with ready-to-use business applications to accelerate Smart Factory Transformation. During this session, you will learn what we have developed with Microsoft as a part of a large-scale engagement at a global automotive supplier. PwC Factory Intelligence has been continuously developed leveraging the power of over 60 developers and is shared under open source with our clients.

Revolutionizing Operational efficiency with Capgemini ReflectIoD (Digital) ReflectIoD is a cloud-based and secure Digital Twin Platform that enables data-centric collaboration for building and infrastructure operations and maintenance. The platform integrates natively 1D to 3D, point cloud, geographical information, and IOT data while offering value-added services to improve operations.

Expert Meet-up: Digital Twins, Thursday, October 13, 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM Central European Summer Time (In-Person: The Hub, Blue Expert Meet-up) Join Microsoft experts at any time during these 90 minutes to get your questions answered on Digital Twins.

Advancing the world with the Azure Cloud Platform, Thursday, October 13, 1:15 PM – 1:45 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person) How can you leverage the Azure cloud platform to deliver innovative solutions? Join Avanade to learn about the power of Azure and hear how we helped SSE Renewables to accelerate innovation and solve business challenges, whilst supporting their sustainability and environmental agenda. We’ll draw on other client work to show how the Azure cloud is key to creating technology roadmaps and enabling use cases around digital twins, metaverse, Azure DevOps, and composable applications and technologies.

A Data Journey Guidebook: Traveling from Discrete Data to Data-Driven Insights (Digital) Join us on the journey through the modern cloud data management lifecycle. Walk through each step with Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) SaaS solution on Microsoft Azure to address critical data needs and enable data-driven analytics. Learn best practices for cloud data ingestion, cataloging, preparation, quality, governance, and master data management. See how Informatica gets you from discrete data to data-driven insights across all your data workloads.

A Data Journey Guidebook: Traveling from Discrete Data to Data-Driven Insights (delivered in German) (Digital) Join us on the journey through the modern cloud data management lifecycle. Walk through each step with Informatica’s Intelligent Data Management Cloud (IDMC) SaaS solution on Microsoft Azure and how to address critical data needs and enable data-driven analytics. Learn best practices for cloud data ingestion, cataloging, preparation, quality, governance, and master data management. See how Informatica gets you from discrete data to data-driven insights across all your data workloads.

Accelerating Real Time Analytics with Azure Data Explorer and AMD (Digital) With the ever-growing amount of telemetry data from activities and sensors, customers want to quickly identify patterns, anomalies, and trends in their data. Join this discussion with the Microsoft and AMD engineering teams to better understand how you can accelerate real-time insights with Azure Data Explorer.

Data estate modernization powered by Wipro Data Intelligence Suite (Digital) Every company today aspires to be a data-driven organization. However, when data estates are still on legacy tool stacks, organizations struggle to achieve their data goals. This includes building scalable data estates that can support timely insights and advanced analytics use cases. Listen to our session to learn how Wipro is helping customers modernize their data estates to realize the full potential of their data.

Table Topic: Real-time Data Streaming for Real-Time Analytics, Thursday, October 13, 9:00 PM – 9:30 PM Central European Summer Time (In-Person: The Hub, Yellow Connect Pod 12) With Striim and Microsoft Azure, enterprises can accelerate cloud adoption and digital transformation by making critical business data available in real-time. With continuous, streaming data integration from on-premises and cloud enterprise sources to Azure analytics tools like Synapse and Power BI, users have an unbeatable, data-driven experience with up-to-the-second operational visibility. (Level 200-300)

Modernize your data estate using SQL from cloud to edge, Thursday, October 13, 10:00 PM – 10:45 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Microsoft provides the most consistent data platform across all your environments so you can use familiar tools, skills, and resources. Come learn about recent innovations in business continuity, near real-time analytics through Azure Synapse Link for SQL, and governance through Microsoft Purview. Learn about new hybrid capabilities in SQL Server 2022 and Azure Arc-enabled data services. Experience how fully managed Azure SQL services can open new opportunities for productivity and growth.

Ask the Experts: Modernize your data estate using SQL from cloud to edge, Thursday, October 13, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person: The Hub, Blue Connect Pod 4), Friday, October 14, 12:00 AM – 12:30 AM Central European Summer Time (In-Person: The Hub, Blue Connect Pod 1) Join Microsoft engineering in this interactive session covering SQL modernization and get your questions about the latest news and innovation in SQL Server, Azure SQL and Microsoft Purview answered.

Expert Meet-up: Cloud to Edge, Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Central European Summer Time (In-Person: The Hub, Blue Expert Meet-up) Join Microsoft and Lenovo experts at any time during this 90 minutes to get your questions answered on Cloud to Edge.

Build your modern, resilient, and agile business on Microsoft Azure, Thursday, October 13, 4:15 PM – 4:45 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person) In a time when customer expectations are high and the number of potential challenges a business case is even higher, learn how Microsoft Azure can help you build the digital foundations to make your business more efficient now and provide the flexibility to empower your workforce to respond to changes in the future. Data availability and use are key to creating great experiences for customers, Azure can help you collect and consolidate data in the cloud, at the Edge, and everywhere in between.

Inside Azure Innovations with Mark Russinovich, Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In-Person: 800 Pike, Tahoma 3) Join Mark Russinovich, CTO and Technical Fellow of Microsoft Azure, to learn how Azure enables intelligent, modern, and innovative applications at scale in the cloud, on-premises, and on the edge. Mark will take you on a tour of the latest innovations in Azure architecture.

Kritischer Schutz für Ihre IT- und OT-Umgebungen Thursday, October 13, 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In person) Die Annäherung von IT und OT ist in vollem Gange und bringt für Unternehmen, die sie nutzen, ein enormes Geschäftspotenzial. Der Schutz dieser neuen Umgebung erfordert jedoch ein ganzheitliches Sicherheitsprogramm, welches durch eine Reihe von einheitlichen Kontrollmechanismen gewährleistet wird. Erfahren Sie, wie ein Managed Detection and Response (MDR)-Service Ihre OT-Ressourcen als Teil eines ganzheitlichen Sicherheitsprogramms schützen kann, indem er Microsoft Defender for IoT und Open Systems MDR+ nutzt.

Smart Field Automation: Simplify the Complexity of Providing Service, Thursday, October 13, 10:00 PM – 10:30 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Field Service Management (FSM) continues to evolve with ever increasing demand for richer customer experience to drive higher stickiness, wallet share, repeat orders and more. Technology continues to play a pivotal role in meeting CX expectations with enriching user experience and insights. At Infosys, we are heavily invested in this area tying together various Microsoft technology products – Dynamics 365, Power Platform, MS Teams, Customer Insights, IoT & Mixed Reality offerings – to cater to this space comprehensively. Infosys has a compelling offering around smart field service and is driving great success across industries leveraging it. Join the session to know more.

Critical Defense for your IT and OT Environments (Digital) Paul Keely, Chief Cloud Officer for Open Systems and 13-time Microsoft MVP, provides a technical and historical overview of Defender for IoT, and gives a demonstration of how the product works. He explores Microsoft’s hybrid approach to OT and IoT, and how Defender helps tackle IoT sprawl.

Meet your workers in the field + Modernize & Secure your endpoints in today’s Hybrid World, Thursday, October 13, 7:00 PM – 7:45 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital) Field workers can work from anywhere, and sometimes are literally in fields. They have a need to bring in remote expertise to help them review situations that they are faced with. This demo will show how a field worker can use Realwear headsets to make a Teams call to get an expert opinion on what they are seeing. Next, see how you can secure & protect your devices and data using Microsoft Security and collaboration through hybrid work and meetings.

Field Workers of Tomorrow: The opportunity in the Metaverse (delivered in English), Thursday, October 13, 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital, In Person) How Industrial Metaverse will be helping manufacturing industry, Field Operations and Services soon? With the help of the AI and Microsoft Cloud Field Workers of Tomorrow will have the power of the Metaverse empowering them during their workday. Join the session to learn what Field Workers perfect day will be and how Microsoft Industrial Metaverse will enable that experience soon!

Jumpstart your physical operations transformation with technologies built for the industrial metaverse, Thursday, October 13, 11:00 PM – 11:30 PM Central European Summer Time (Digital), In this session we will explore what the industrial metaverse means today and where the technology is headed. From autonomous automation to connected field service and mixed reality to digitization of connected environments, we’ll showcase a maturity model that you can use to guide your implementation over time while solving business challenges each step of the way. We’ll also share how innovative customers are using this technology now to secure a competitive edge and build for the future.

No data silos with Azure Blob Storage (Digital) With more and more applications moving to cloud, businesses are witnessing an explosion in data coming from various sources – that needs to be stored and managed effectively. Azure Blob storage is trusted by companies for their data storage needs across various workloads. Learn more about how customers are using Azure Blob Storage to build unified data lakes and solutions leveraging multiple protocols such as REST, HDFS, NFS and SFTP against the same data and securing scaling these solutions.

Conclusion

In some parts of the world, organizing in-person events is still an endeavor.

Thus, having both online and in-person meetings is a nice solution for the current challenges.

Some events are only available during in-person meetings though.

Check the actual event catalog for the most recent updates.

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