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20 Tales, 20 Years

By Jennifer Bly

We are turning twenty this December, and to celebrate, we wanted to feature some of the wonderful memories we’ve made together as a community over these past two decades. At our most recent meeting, we asked you to share a fond memory or experience you’ve had with ARIN. Here they are. Twenty tales from the last twenty years.


“I’ve been to 15ish meetings. ARIN X was the first one. It was Halloween. Everyone was dressed up. It was not what I expected of Internet governance. I was young and naïve, but it opened my eyes that this isn’t as bad as I thought. This is actually really fun. I think I want to do more of this. So I kept coming back for more and more.”
– Matthew Petach, Aabaco Small Business

“My first ARIN meeting was Albuquerque in 2007. I believe this was our first time entering into that whole environment, and so my totally confused brain didn’t understand much that was going on. What I remember is the ARIN team and staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. They helped us through the whole process and stayed with us and went to a couple of socials. I felt a very welcoming environment, and, to me, that has been a hallmark of ARIN throughout the years. People of very high integrity and very welcoming of everybody.” – Stephen Lee, ArkiTechs Inc.

“We used to have this gong that they would use to tell us it was time to come back into the meeting. And John used to have this habit of putting the gong in front of a microphone. And ofcourse, bad things happened. At one point, someone who shall remain nameless, submitted a policy proposal to ban amplification of gongs at ARIN meetings. And then at a subsequent meeting Marla Azinger and a couple other people absconded with the gong and then at the end of the meeting there was this really cool presentation of all the things the gong had gone on and done. It had quite the adventure around the meeting location.” – Owen DeLong, Akamai

“The first meeting I attended was ARIN XXVI in Atlanta. I was asked to come to a meeting on behalf of a client to promote the need for a numbering policy that would meet the unique needs of Canadian ISPs who could compete over cable platforms. In order to do my work, I had many discussions with community participants, as well as Advisory Council and Board members and ARIN staff. Besides feeling like they genuinely cared about the issue I was bringing to them, they made me feel extremely welcome as a human being. The community embraced me with open arms. I was also extremely impressed by how the Policy Development Process was designed and implemented. By the end of that meeting I was hooked! I started coming to ARIN meetings regularly (only missing a couple of meetings since then), and with one or two exceptions, I attended the meetings completely at my own expense until I was elected to the AC. I am extremely happy to be part of the ARIN Community!”
– Christian Tacit, Tacit Law

“This is my 35th consecutive ARIN meeting. Every April and October since 2000, I’ve been going to ARIN meetings. I keep coming because it’s been great for my career. I get to meet many people in the industry. It makes me happy to come here. My favorite ARIN meeting amongst so many is hard to pick. I will admit they all kind of blend together, although I do remember the social at my very first meeting where we had a murder mystery with various ARIN staff being tagged as the potential murderer which was kind of fun.” – Andrew Dul, CrowdStrike

“My most favorite thing is the sense of welcome and inclusion I got when I went to my first ARIN meeting. When I went to New Orleans, I was blown away by how friendly everybody was, the staff, the community. I was so impressed by how ARIN is so service-oriented. And that’s a value we have at Canarie, but you guys demonstrate it in spades. I think it’s amazing.” – Nancy Carter CFO, Canarie

“I attended one ARIN on the Road in Calgary two years ago, and I became really interested in what ARIN was. Before, even though I worked with universities and was involved, it was kind of nebulous, kind of vague to understand what ARIN was doing. I got the opportunity to apply for a fellowship, and I am really happy to be here. It was really enlightening to see other fellows and to make contact. I’m glad to be here.” – Adrian Schmidt, Burman University

“I first decided to run for an AC seat at the Jamaica ARIN meeting. Someone said that I should start kissing babies now. Someone else said, “Oh look there’s Jason and his baby”. Within seconds the baby was brought over for me to kiss. I look more uncomfortable than the baby does in the photo. It went to Facebook and was widely mocked, appropriately though.” – Chris Woodfield, Salesforce

“I’ve been to 14 ARIN meetings. One of the things I like about going to ARIN conferences, other than seeing the people who are here, is that it’s always somewhere different. A lot of places it’s somewhere you don’t think you’re going to end up, so Iowa could end up being something super cool. But then you go to places like Jamaica where there are different activities. There was the one time where we went and swam with the dolphins. It almost gives you a mini adventure, because you are always going somewhere different and you don’t know what you’re going to run into when you get there.” – Kathleen Hunter, Comcast

“I’ve been to 39 ARIN meetings. My favorite ARIN meeting was over Halloween. Two things happened: 1. Stacy Hughes was Mae West which is a really funny networking joke because we had MAE-West and she was Mae West. 2. Lyric Apted was the elf. It was right after September 11th and we were flying home, and she came out of security screening holding her whole costume like it was not a good day for elves. It was really funny. So we all had costumes. It was super fun.”
– Cathy Aronson, Daydream Imagery LLC

“This is my second ARIN meeting, both with the fellowship group. I just think it’s fantastic that there’s an organization like ARIN that’s willing to make it possible for people who would really have a hard time justifying coming to an event like this and participating in the policy process. Participating remotely is fine, but in person is better. I’m a person who really enjoys policy and those kinds of discussions and nuances. I need to see the process in person. So thanks ARIN for making that happen.” – Frank Bulk, Premier Communications Inc.

“I’ve been to six ARIN conferences, the first one was Toronto. I’d say the best one was in Puerto Rico where they had the casino night. It was an awesome time. It was a lot of fun.” – Marc Lindsey, Avenue4 LLC

“This is my third ARIN meeting. I typically do not have strong opinion on most of the discussion either way, but I find it very amusing and interesting to listen to other people argue with each other while they seem to mostly agree with each other. It’s always interesting to hear. It feels good to understand what all is going on as far as policy at ARIN. So I’m always glad to be here.” – Colin Baker, SupraNet Communications, Inc

“I have always been fascinated how they do the policy discussions in these meetings, I’ve never experienced that before, and it really was a way for me to see the involvement of the community and bottom-up input for policy discussion, so for me that always stands out in my mind and always will. Also attending the Women’s Networking lunch – that to me is just amazing. The last three ARIN meetings, I have been to each one of them. And the other thing is the mentors, my mentor was Cathy Aronson when I came as a fellow the first time, and she is just amazing. The whole mentorship program is just very, very helpful.” – Leah Symekher, Board Advisor & Consultant/NARALO Representative SFBay Area ISOC Chapter

“I happen to work with Phil Benchoff who happened to create the legacy IP only stickers with the Amish buggy and horse on it. I was at an ARIN meeting and had one of these stickers given
to me with a business card. It’s kind of interesting that these have come full circle. We’re IPv6. Go IPv6!” – Brian Jones, Virginia Tech

“I’ve been to a lot of ARIN meetings, because I think I got a reputation for not saying stupid things. I was on the Board for a while, and we did a series of long late-night meetings because there was nobody saying that we should stop. We should just keep working until our work is done. So we had a series of meetings where we were overhauling the bylaws and at about 3 or 4 in the morning we were just sort of saying maybe it’s time to call it a night, so we were ready for the Members Meeting in the morning. Members are who we need to serve, and maybe we should be awake for that.” – Lee Howard, Retevia

“This is my first ARIN meeting and my first RIR meeting actually. I think it’s great. I was at the newcomer’s session. It was a very solid introduction of ARIN and basically the procedures, the policy making, everything. Then I was at today’s meeting the whole day. I saw people debate over policy and argue with each other. It was fun. I met a lot of people at the social events and the food was really good.”
– Paula Wang, ICANN

“I always remember my first memories at ARIN. The ARIN offices were trying to get AFRINIC off the ground. It was a very special experience seeing everybody putting in their time and energy and thoughts to make sure that AFRNIC could get started. So, coming to ARIN meetings always reminds me of that. It’s very special.”
– Ernest Byaruhanga, AFRINIC

“This is my second ARIN meeting. I find the format of the meeting held by ARIN a little different than how we do it at APNIC. There are always new things to learn when you go to the other RIR meetings. From the experience of our colleagues, being sure there is a synergy between RIRs. I like ARIN meetings for that purpose.”
– Roopinder Singh Perhar, APNIC

“I’ve been to eight meetings and my favorite ARIN meeting was my first meeting as a fellow and I had the trifecta of Leslie Nobile, Cathy Aronson, and Leif Sawyer all sitting around me and encouraging me to go to the microphone to ask a question. I did it. And that started it all.” – Alison Wood, State of Oregon

Do you have a favorite memory you’d like to share? We’d love to hear it! Tweet us @TeamARIN or drop us a comment on Facebook.

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20 Tales, 20 Years

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By Jennifer Bly

We are turning twenty this December, and to celebrate, we wanted to feature some of the wonderful memories we’ve made together as a community over these past two decades. At our most recent meeting, we asked you to share a fond memory or experience you’ve had with ARIN. Here they are. Twenty tales from the last twenty years.


“I’ve been to 15ish meetings. ARIN X was the first one. It was Halloween. Everyone was dressed up. It was not what I expected of Internet governance. I was young and naïve, but it opened my eyes that this isn’t as bad as I thought. This is actually really fun. I think I want to do more of this. So I kept coming back for more and more.”
– Matthew Petach, Aabaco Small Business

“My first ARIN meeting was Albuquerque in 2007. I believe this was our first time entering into that whole environment, and so my totally confused brain didn’t understand much that was going on. What I remember is the ARIN team and staff were extremely welcoming and helpful. They helped us through the whole process and stayed with us and went to a couple of socials. I felt a very welcoming environment, and, to me, that has been a hallmark of ARIN throughout the years. People of very high integrity and very welcoming of everybody.” – Stephen Lee, ArkiTechs Inc.

“We used to have this gong that they would use to tell us it was time to come back into the meeting. And John used to have this habit of putting the gong in front of a microphone. And ofcourse, bad things happened. At one point, someone who shall remain nameless, submitted a policy proposal to ban amplification of gongs at ARIN meetings. And then at a subsequent meeting Marla Azinger and a couple other people absconded with the gong and then at the end of the meeting there was this really cool presentation of all the things the gong had gone on and done. It had quite the adventure around the meeting location.” – Owen DeLong, Akamai

“The first meeting I attended was ARIN XXVI in Atlanta. I was asked to come to a meeting on behalf of a client to promote the need for a numbering policy that would meet the unique needs of Canadian ISPs who could compete over cable platforms. In order to do my work, I had many discussions with community participants, as well as Advisory Council and Board members and ARIN staff. Besides feeling like they genuinely cared about the issue I was bringing to them, they made me feel extremely welcome as a human being. The community embraced me with open arms. I was also extremely impressed by how the Policy Development Process was designed and implemented. By the end of that meeting I was hooked! I started coming to ARIN meetings regularly (only missing a couple of meetings since then), and with one or two exceptions, I attended the meetings completely at my own expense until I was elected to the AC. I am extremely happy to be part of the ARIN Community!”
– Christian Tacit, Tacit Law

“This is my 35th consecutive ARIN meeting. Every April and October since 2000, I’ve been going to ARIN meetings. I keep coming because it’s been great for my career. I get to meet many people in the industry. It makes me happy to come here. My favorite ARIN meeting amongst so many is hard to pick. I will admit they all kind of blend together, although I do remember the social at my very first meeting where we had a murder mystery with various ARIN staff being tagged as the potential murderer which was kind of fun.” – Andrew Dul, CrowdStrike

“My most favorite thing is the sense of welcome and inclusion I got when I went to my first ARIN meeting. When I went to New Orleans, I was blown away by how friendly everybody was, the staff, the community. I was so impressed by how ARIN is so service-oriented. And that’s a value we have at Canarie, but you guys demonstrate it in spades. I think it’s amazing.” – Nancy Carter CFO, Canarie

“I attended one ARIN on the Road in Calgary two years ago, and I became really interested in what ARIN was. Before, even though I worked with universities and was involved, it was kind of nebulous, kind of vague to understand what ARIN was doing. I got the opportunity to apply for a fellowship, and I am really happy to be here. It was really enlightening to see other fellows and to make contact. I’m glad to be here.” – Adrian Schmidt, Burman University

“I first decided to run for an AC seat at the Jamaica ARIN meeting. Someone said that I should start kissing babies now. Someone else said, “Oh look there’s Jason and his baby”. Within seconds the baby was brought over for me to kiss. I look more uncomfortable than the baby does in the photo. It went to Facebook and was widely mocked, appropriately though.” – Chris Woodfield, Salesforce

“I’ve been to 14 ARIN meetings. One of the things I like about going to ARIN conferences, other than seeing the people who are here, is that it’s always somewhere different. A lot of places it’s somewhere you don’t think you’re going to end up, so Iowa could end up being something super cool. But then you go to places like Jamaica where there are different activities. There was the one time where we went and swam with the dolphins. It almost gives you a mini adventure, because you are always going somewhere different and you don’t know what you’re going to run into when you get there.” – Kathleen Hunter, Comcast

“I’ve been to 39 ARIN meetings. My favorite ARIN meeting was over Halloween. Two things happened: 1. Stacy Hughes was Mae West which is a really funny networking joke because we had MAE-West and she was Mae West. 2. Lyric Apted was the elf. It was right after September 11th and we were flying home, and she came out of security screening holding her whole costume like it was not a good day for elves. It was really funny. So we all had costumes. It was super fun.”
– Cathy Aronson, Daydream Imagery LLC

“This is my second ARIN meeting, both with the fellowship group. I just think it’s fantastic that there’s an organization like ARIN that’s willing to make it possible for people who would really have a hard time justifying coming to an event like this and participating in the policy process. Participating remotely is fine, but in person is better. I’m a person who really enjoys policy and those kinds of discussions and nuances. I need to see the process in person. So thanks ARIN for making that happen.” – Frank Bulk, Premier Communications Inc.

“I’ve been to six ARIN conferences, the first one was Toronto. I’d say the best one was in Puerto Rico where they had the casino night. It was an awesome time. It was a lot of fun.” – Marc Lindsey, Avenue4 LLC

“This is my third ARIN meeting. I typically do not have strong opinion on most of the discussion either way, but I find it very amusing and interesting to listen to other people argue with each other while they seem to mostly agree with each other. It’s always interesting to hear. It feels good to understand what all is going on as far as policy at ARIN. So I’m always glad to be here.” – Colin Baker, SupraNet Communications, Inc

“I have always been fascinated how they do the policy discussions in these meetings, I’ve never experienced that before, and it really was a way for me to see the involvement of the community and bottom-up input for policy discussion, so for me that always stands out in my mind and always will. Also attending the Women’s Networking lunch – that to me is just amazing. The last three ARIN meetings, I have been to each one of them. And the other thing is the mentors, my mentor was Cathy Aronson when I came as a fellow the first time, and she is just amazing. The whole mentorship program is just very, very helpful.” – Leah Symekher, Board Advisor & Consultant/NARALO Representative SFBay Area ISOC Chapter

“I happen to work with Phil Benchoff who happened to create the legacy IP only stickers with the Amish buggy and horse on it. I was at an ARIN meeting and had one of these stickers given
to me with a business card. It’s kind of interesting that these have come full circle. We’re IPv6. Go IPv6!” – Brian Jones, Virginia Tech

“I’ve been to a lot of ARIN meetings, because I think I got a reputation for not saying stupid things. I was on the Board for a while, and we did a series of long late-night meetings because there was nobody saying that we should stop. We should just keep working until our work is done. So we had a series of meetings where we were overhauling the bylaws and at about 3 or 4 in the morning we were just sort of saying maybe it’s time to call it a night, so we were ready for the Members Meeting in the morning. Members are who we need to serve, and maybe we should be awake for that.” – Lee Howard, Retevia

“This is my first ARIN meeting and my first RIR meeting actually. I think it’s great. I was at the newcomer’s session. It was a very solid introduction of ARIN and basically the procedures, the policy making, everything. Then I was at today’s meeting the whole day. I saw people debate over policy and argue with each other. It was fun. I met a lot of people at the social events and the food was really good.”
– Paula Wang, ICANN

“I always remember my first memories at ARIN. The ARIN offices were trying to get AFRINIC off the ground. It was a very special experience seeing everybody putting in their time and energy and thoughts to make sure that AFRNIC could get started. So, coming to ARIN meetings always reminds me of that. It’s very special.”
– Ernest Byaruhanga, AFRINIC

“This is my second ARIN meeting. I find the format of the meeting held by ARIN a little different than how we do it at APNIC. There are always new things to learn when you go to the other RIR meetings. From the experience of our colleagues, being sure there is a synergy between RIRs. I like ARIN meetings for that purpose.”
– Roopinder Singh Perhar, APNIC

“I’ve been to eight meetings and my favorite ARIN meeting was my first meeting as a fellow and I had the trifecta of Leslie Nobile, Cathy Aronson, and Leif Sawyer all sitting around me and encouraging me to go to the microphone to ask a question. I did it. And that started it all.” – Alison Wood, State of Oregon

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Cisco announces $1 billion program for smart cities

By Zenobia Hegde

So-called “smart cities” have less pollution, safer streets, and better quality of life for citizens. But many finance officers struggle to fund the upgrades that will make their cities smart. To help, Cisco introduced the City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Program.

It is a $1 billion (€0.85 billion) program aimed to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities.

The funding will be provided through Cisco Capital® in partnership with private equity firm Digital Alpha Advisors and pension fund investors APG Asset Management (APG) and Whitehelm Capital.

“Funding is a major stumbling block for municipalities beginning their smart city transformation,” said Anil Menon, Global president of Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities. “With our partners, Cisco will bring the capital and expertise it takes to make smart city projects a reality. Digital Alpha, APG, and Whitehelm Capital bring a fresh perspective on investment in an area that has previously been perceived as too new and, therefore, too difficult to finance.”

Anil Menon

The program helps cities assemble the right type or suite of finance instruments to fund and deploy innovative technology with minimal initial investment. Whether a city is looking to reduce energy usage, ease traffic and parking, or boost public transportation ridership and revenues, the program will help cities with solutions.

Revenue-share financing, for instance, even allows a city to tie financing to desired outcomes and extend future operating budgets through revenue streams from the new services that a digitised infrastructure makes possible.

Additionally, today at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Cisco is announcing added functionality to its newly renamed connected digital platform, Cisco® Kinetic for Cities, which integrated with the Cisco Kinetic IoT data platform. The new features provide enhanced support for public safety.

From the new full-policy automation options to an improved dashboard with integrated video, updates to the platform put citizen safety first. Real-time notification of emergency information now draws on additional IoT data sources and Cisco Spark™ Collaboration, enabling faster emergency response. For more information about the latest additions to Cisco Kinetic for Cities, click here.

Terry Yates

Cisco has also announced new purchasing options for Cisco Kinetic for Cities, including prepackaged starter solutions, which combine the Cisco IoT data platform, solution, and services with those from our ecosystem partners into ready-to-roll-out, end-to-end solution suites.

Cisco has added a number of new Cisco Kinetic for Cities customers. The Town of Cary, North Carolina, for instance, has created a “Living Lab” providing smart city technologies to improve the lives of citizens. Using the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, town officials can actively monitor the number of available parking spots—particularly spots for the handicapped—to gauge use and help with planning.

“The Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform provides us the tools we need to positively affect our citizens’ lives,” said Terry Yates, Infrastructure and network manager, Town of Cary, North Carolina. For additional information about Cary’s Cisco Kinetic Smart City efforts, reference this blog: Town of Cary, NC: Using Insights for Parking Improvements.

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Cisco announces $1 billion program for smart cities

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By Zenobia Hegde

So-called “smart cities” have less pollution, safer streets, and better quality of life for citizens. But many finance officers struggle to fund the upgrades that will make their cities smart. To help, Cisco introduced the City Infrastructure Financing Acceleration Program.

It is a $1 billion (€0.85 billion) program aimed to make it easier, faster, and more affordable for cities around the world to fund and adopt technologies that will transform their communities.

The funding will be provided through Cisco Capital® in partnership with private equity firm Digital Alpha Advisors and pension fund investors APG Asset Management (APG) and Whitehelm Capital.

“Funding is a major stumbling block for municipalities beginning their smart city transformation,” said Anil Menon, Global president of Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities. “With our partners, Cisco will bring the capital and expertise it takes to make smart city projects a reality. Digital Alpha, APG, and Whitehelm Capital bring a fresh perspective on investment in an area that has previously been perceived as too new and, therefore, too difficult to finance.”

Anil Menon

The program helps cities assemble the right type or suite of finance instruments to fund and deploy innovative technology with minimal initial investment. Whether a city is looking to reduce energy usage, ease traffic and parking, or boost public transportation ridership and revenues, the program will help cities with solutions.

Revenue-share financing, for instance, even allows a city to tie financing to desired outcomes and extend future operating budgets through revenue streams from the new services that a digitised infrastructure makes possible.

Additionally, today at the Smart City Expo World Congress, Cisco is announcing added functionality to its newly renamed connected digital platform, Cisco® Kinetic for Cities, which integrated with the Cisco Kinetic IoT data platform. The new features provide enhanced support for public safety.

From the new full-policy automation options to an improved dashboard with integrated video, updates to the platform put citizen safety first. Real-time notification of emergency information now draws on additional IoT data sources and Cisco Spark™ Collaboration, enabling faster emergency response. For more information about the latest additions to Cisco Kinetic for Cities, click here.

Terry Yates

Cisco has also announced new purchasing options for Cisco Kinetic for Cities, including prepackaged starter solutions, which combine the Cisco IoT data platform, solution, and services with those from our ecosystem partners into ready-to-roll-out, end-to-end solution suites.

Cisco has added a number of new Cisco Kinetic for Cities customers. The Town of Cary, North Carolina, for instance, has created a “Living Lab” providing smart city technologies to improve the lives of citizens. Using the Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform, town officials can actively monitor the number of available parking spots—particularly spots for the handicapped—to gauge use and help with planning.

“The Cisco Kinetic for Cities platform provides us the tools we need to positively affect our citizens’ lives,” said Terry Yates, Infrastructure and network manager, Town of Cary, North Carolina. For additional information about Cary’s Cisco Kinetic Smart City efforts, reference this blog: Town of Cary, NC: Using Insights for Parking Improvements.

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Technology, solution, and services partners experience growth and opportunity as part of PTC’s partner program

By Zenobia Hedge

PTC, announced that its partner program continues to show momentum, with more than half of partners experiencing double-digit growth in the last year. Over the past three years, the number of PTC partners has grown by 45%, today totalling approximately 1,150 companies worldwide.

PTC partners, consisting of technology providers, solution providers, and system integrators, possess deep understanding of their respective markets, sales proficiencies, technology expertise, and customer relationships. PTC’s Partner Network provides a broad and capable ecosystem of complementary technologies, solutions, and services that help with design, development, implementation, and the ability to improve time to production, enabling acceleration of customers’ time to value.

“As EAC transforms its business, PTC’s Partner Network Program makes it easy for us as a solution provider to expand the way we engage with PTC; and at the same time, do it with the one partner manager we have come to know and trust,” said Abe Taylor, vice president of sales, EAC Product Development Solutions (EAC).

Ian Fountain

“PTC’s Partner Network strategy is the foundation to building a partner ecosystem. They make it easier for partners to innovate and collaborate,” said Ian Fountain, director of marketing, Industrial IoT, National Instruments.

To further support growth, PTC recently launched its redesigned partner program, PTC Partner Network, to enable partners to innovate, collaborate, and capitalise on the significant market opportunity created by the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR).

Companies in the PTC Partner Network are able to:

Choose one or many flexible engagement models that are right for their business
Utilise program tools and resources to get going quickly
Engage with PTC’s extensive team of experts
Develop and promote applications, products, and solutions to the market on the leading ThingWorx Marketplace

Kerry Grimes

“We are committing to increase our focus and investment in our partners, who are already seeing the benefits to partnering with one of the leading IoT and AR companies in the industry,” said Kerry Grimes, divisional vice president, PTC Partner Network. “We are making it even easier for partners to add new technologies and expertise to their businesses, and look forward to working with them to support customers and grow their businesses.”

Partners of all types are an important component of PTC’s revenue and customer success strategy. Due to increased investment in the PTC Partner Network program, partners contributed over 30% of total PTC bookings in fiscal year 2017.

For more information or to join the PTC Partner Network, please click here.

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Technology, solution, and services partners experience growth and opportunity as part of PTC’s partner program

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By Zenobia Hedge

PTC, announced that its partner program continues to show momentum, with more than half of partners experiencing double-digit growth in the last year. Over the past three years, the number of PTC partners has grown by 45%, today totalling approximately 1,150 companies worldwide.

PTC partners, consisting of technology providers, solution providers, and system integrators, possess deep understanding of their respective markets, sales proficiencies, technology expertise, and customer relationships. PTC’s Partner Network provides a broad and capable ecosystem of complementary technologies, solutions, and services that help with design, development, implementation, and the ability to improve time to production, enabling acceleration of customers’ time to value.

“As EAC transforms its business, PTC’s Partner Network Program makes it easy for us as a solution provider to expand the way we engage with PTC; and at the same time, do it with the one partner manager we have come to know and trust,” said Abe Taylor, vice president of sales, EAC Product Development Solutions (EAC).

Ian Fountain

“PTC’s Partner Network strategy is the foundation to building a partner ecosystem. They make it easier for partners to innovate and collaborate,” said Ian Fountain, director of marketing, Industrial IoT, National Instruments.

To further support growth, PTC recently launched its redesigned partner program, PTC Partner Network, to enable partners to innovate, collaborate, and capitalise on the significant market opportunity created by the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented reality (AR).

Companies in the PTC Partner Network are able to:

Choose one or many flexible engagement models that are right for their business
Utilise program tools and resources to get going quickly
Engage with PTC’s extensive team of experts
Develop and promote applications, products, and solutions to the market on the leading ThingWorx Marketplace

Kerry Grimes

“We are committing to increase our focus and investment in our partners, who are already seeing the benefits to partnering with one of the leading IoT and AR companies in the industry,” said Kerry Grimes, divisional vice president, PTC Partner Network. “We are making it even easier for partners to add new technologies and expertise to their businesses, and look forward to working with them to support customers and grow their businesses.”

Partners of all types are an important component of PTC’s revenue and customer success strategy. Due to increased investment in the PTC Partner Network program, partners contributed over 30% of total PTC bookings in fiscal year 2017.

For more information or to join the PTC Partner Network, please click here.

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Qualcomm and Alibaba showcase the benefits of cloud-to-device integration to help drive the LTE IoT in China

By Zenobia Hedge

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Alibaba have ported Alibaba Cloud Link One to run on the Qualcomm® MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem. This effort showcases how, by pre-integrating the Alibaba Cloud Link One on to the MDM9206 modem, module manufacturers and IoT developers can quickly develop and deploy solutions that connect with the Alibaba Cloud using LTE IoT connectivity and client software running directly on the LTE system-on-chip (SoC).

Tight and cost-effective integration between edge devices and the cloud, exemplified by this demonstration, helps address a vast array of the existing and emerging LTE IoT use cases, including smart transportation (e.g. bike sharing), smart cities, as well as industrial IoT applications in areas such as smart grid, smart metering (e.g. electricity, gas, water), asset tracking and more.

The MDM9206 LTE IoT modem is purpose-built to support global multimode capabilities, supporting both eMTC (Cat M1) and NB-IoT (Cat NB-1), as well as 2G/E-GPRS, and enables the development of cost-efficient, low-power devices with multi-year battery life and greater coverage for the next-generation of IoT services as compared to traditional LTE connectivity.

The MDM9206 LTE IoT modem features robust application processing capabilities with an integrated ARM Cortex A7 CPU up to 1.3 GHz and support for a variety of peripheral interfaces. All such capabilities are exposed through a comprehensive and flexible, and yet simple, set of Qualcomm Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) providing an open development environment for Alibaba Cloud Link One. The APIs also provide access to key peripherals, GNSS/location and modem capabilities to applications running on the A7 processor.

Gang Sun

“We have a shared vision with Qualcomm Technologies of providing leading-edge and reliable technologies for the global IoT in order to help create a world where everything is connected,” said Ku Wei, vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Alibaba Cloud IoT.

“Integrated cloud-to-device solutions using the Alibaba Cloud Link One and Qualcomm Technologies’ LTE IoT modems have the potential to help accelerate development of a broad range of commercial and industrial applications such as smart biking, home smart locks and smart energy in China.”

“We are excited about the new solutions that manufacturers and IoT developers can create with the power of LTE IoT connectivity providing access to the Alibaba Cloud,” said Sun Gang, vice president of sales and product marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to further evolving cellular connectivity, 4G and 5G, to support the needs of innovators in China and the rest of the world.”

To date, nearly 60 designs are using Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 LTE IoT modem with global multimode support for LTE categories M1 and NB1. For more information, please click here.

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Qualcomm and Alibaba showcase the benefits of cloud-to-device integration to help drive the LTE IoT in China

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By Zenobia Hedge

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that its subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., and Alibaba have ported Alibaba Cloud Link One to run on the Qualcomm® MDM9206 global multi-mode LTE IoT modem. This effort showcases how, by pre-integrating the Alibaba Cloud Link One on to the MDM9206 modem, module manufacturers and IoT developers can quickly develop and deploy solutions that connect with the Alibaba Cloud using LTE IoT connectivity and client software running directly on the LTE system-on-chip (SoC).

Tight and cost-effective integration between edge devices and the cloud, exemplified by this demonstration, helps address a vast array of the existing and emerging LTE IoT use cases, including smart transportation (e.g. bike sharing), smart cities, as well as industrial IoT applications in areas such as smart grid, smart metering (e.g. electricity, gas, water), asset tracking and more.

The MDM9206 LTE IoT modem is purpose-built to support global multimode capabilities, supporting both eMTC (Cat M1) and NB-IoT (Cat NB-1), as well as 2G/E-GPRS, and enables the development of cost-efficient, low-power devices with multi-year battery life and greater coverage for the next-generation of IoT services as compared to traditional LTE connectivity.

The MDM9206 LTE IoT modem features robust application processing capabilities with an integrated ARM Cortex A7 CPU up to 1.3 GHz and support for a variety of peripheral interfaces. All such capabilities are exposed through a comprehensive and flexible, and yet simple, set of Qualcomm Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) providing an open development environment for Alibaba Cloud Link One. The APIs also provide access to key peripherals, GNSS/location and modem capabilities to applications running on the A7 processor.

Gang Sun

“We have a shared vision with Qualcomm Technologies of providing leading-edge and reliable technologies for the global IoT in order to help create a world where everything is connected,” said Ku Wei, vice president of Alibaba Group and general manager of Alibaba Cloud IoT.

“Integrated cloud-to-device solutions using the Alibaba Cloud Link One and Qualcomm Technologies’ LTE IoT modems have the potential to help accelerate development of a broad range of commercial and industrial applications such as smart biking, home smart locks and smart energy in China.”

“We are excited about the new solutions that manufacturers and IoT developers can create with the power of LTE IoT connectivity providing access to the Alibaba Cloud,” said Sun Gang, vice president of sales and product marketing, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Qualcomm Technologies is committed to further evolving cellular connectivity, 4G and 5G, to support the needs of innovators in China and the rest of the world.”

To date, nearly 60 designs are using Qualcomm Technologies’ MDM9206 LTE IoT modem with global multimode support for LTE categories M1 and NB1. For more information, please click here.

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Nexeon MedSystems begins trading as NXNN bringing IoT into treatment of Parkinson’s disease

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Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. has commenced “regular way” trading on the OTC Market under the symbol “NXNN”. The company is finalising development of its deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

“I’m proud of our management team for implementing and delivering on innovative financing strategies in much the same fashion as our engineers do,” said Nexeon CEO Will Rosellini. “Our next step is to uplist to a major exchange, we hope to accomplish this as soon as possible.”

In June 2017, the Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC) declared effective the Company’s S-1 Registration Statement. The S-1 registered 5,332,496 shares of the Company’s common stock. Nexeon has previously reported it has just over 26M issued and outstanding shares.

Trading has commenced after recent announcements that include acquisition of profitable Belgian manufacturer, published analyst research pointing to $2.40 (€2.06) target price, and awarded research funds from the National Institutes of Health.

The Company is finalising development of its deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. A former generation of the technology received a CE Mark, but Nexeon has since improved and added features to the system based on inputs from key opinion leaders in preparation for a commercial launch in Europe in 2018.

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Nexeon MedSystems begins trading as NXNN bringing IoT into treatment of Parkinson’s disease

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Nexeon MedSystems, Inc. has commenced “regular way” trading on the OTC Market under the symbol “NXNN”. The company is finalising development of its deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease.

“I’m proud of our management team for implementing and delivering on innovative financing strategies in much the same fashion as our engineers do,” said Nexeon CEO Will Rosellini. “Our next step is to uplist to a major exchange, we hope to accomplish this as soon as possible.”

In June 2017, the Securities and Exchange Committee (SEC) declared effective the Company’s S-1 Registration Statement. The S-1 registered 5,332,496 shares of the Company’s common stock. Nexeon has previously reported it has just over 26M issued and outstanding shares.

Trading has commenced after recent announcements that include acquisition of profitable Belgian manufacturer, published analyst research pointing to $2.40 (€2.06) target price, and awarded research funds from the National Institutes of Health.

The Company is finalising development of its deep brain stimulation system for the treatment of symptoms associated with Parkinson’s disease. A former generation of the technology received a CE Mark, but Nexeon has since improved and added features to the system based on inputs from key opinion leaders in preparation for a commercial launch in Europe in 2018.

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