B&B Electronics’ CEO Jerry O’Gorman Discusses Intelligent IoT Systems at IoT World Forum and Total Telecom Events in London

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Explains concept of SWARM intelligence, where unintelligent devices accomplish sophisticated tasks by following simple rule sets and working in groups

B&B Electronics, a developer of mission-critical network connectivity solutions, announced that its CEO, Jerry O’Gorman, is a featured speaker at the Internet of Things (IoT) World Forum, taking place in London on November 25 and 26. O’Gorman will speak at 2:00pm November 25 on “The Promise of SWARM Intelligence: Distributed Intelligence at the Network Edge.

“Machines have been talking to machines for decades, but IoT technologies have inserted more intelligence – and more complexity – into the conversation,” said O’Gorman. He will discuss methods for efficiently, reliably operating wireless sensor networks (WSNs) in remote, demanding IoT environments, including deploying intelligence at the network edge, SWARM intelligenceTM, power management techniques and self-forming, self-healing, self-sustaining and scalable wireless mesh network technology.

O’Gorman gave this analogy to explain SWARM intelligence. Consider how ants, bees and termites behave. Complicated nests are built, food is collected and stored, enemies are fended off, and the queen is protected, all by creatures that have virtually no individual intelligence. By following their simple rule sets, their collective behavior adds up to intelligence. “Translating this concept to robotics, computing or WSNs, expendable, not very intelligent devices could accomplish sophisticated tasks by following simple rule sets and working in groups,” explained O’Gorman.

Mr. O’Gorman was also tapped to participate on a panel, “Establishing an IoT strategy for telecom operators,” at Total Telecom Festival’s IoT Awards event taking place December 2 and 3 in London. Moderated by Machina Research’s Director Matt Hatton, the panel, including fellow panelists from Tweakker and Eurotech, will be at 14:15 on December 2.

About B&B Electronics:
Founded in 1981, B&B Electronics Inc. provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. Specializing in device connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments, the company designs and builds products using Ethernet, serial, wireless and USB communication technologies. Working globally with experienced channel and application partners to deliver complete application solutions, the company is known for building rugged networking products that are easy to deploy and easy to manage. All products are manufactured in the US and European Union with local field applications engineers available worldwide for localized technical support.    B&B Electronics is headquartered at 707 E Dayton Road, Ottawa, Illinois USA with EMEA operations based in Galway, Ireland. Additional engineering locations are based in California and the Czech Republic. 800-346-3119 http://www.bb-elec.com.

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Editorial Note: The press release page contains a downloadable photograph: http://www.bb-elec.com/PR-Ogorman-SWARM

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