Kirsten Billhardt is a Marketing Director for Internet of Things at Dell Technologies.

Thought Leaders Take on the Future of the Internet of Things

Analysts, media, thought leaders and implementers convened in San Francisco last week for the fifth Dell 1-5-10 Series discussion on the Internet of Things (IoT). This ongoing series brings together diverse perspectives to discuss the opportunities and challenges of key technologies and how they could evolve over a one year, … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt February 3, 2016

Pushing Through the Hype and Handwringing of IoT

It always feels great to win an award. But we are especially proud when we’re recognized for our work with customers. Today at CES 2016, Compass Intelligence announced Dell as their IoT Customer Enhancement Company of the Year. This award is to recognize companies that contributed to increasing quality, value … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt January 7, 2016

Dell IoT Gateways in Action at Intel IDF

A pleasant surprise for us at Intel Developer Forum 2015 last week was seeing our Dell IoT gateways in action, powering a number of demos at the show.  SAS shared a demo based on sensors placed throughout the conference floor, capturing data around motion, sound and light. This data was … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt August 27, 2015

Dell IoT Gateways Meet Building Automation

The Dell Internet of Things (IoT) division is a platinum sponsor of this week’s IBcon, a leading conference for smart, connected high performance buildings. We are partnering with building automation provider KMC Controls as they build new solutions targeted at the five million unconnected buildings in the U.S. based on … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt June 9, 2015

Keeping Cool with IoT at CommunicAsia

The Dell OEM Solutions team is at CommunicAsia 2015 in the tropical heat of Singapore this week, where we are speaking on and exhibiting our solutions for telecommunications, and also announced how we are enabling customers’ Internet of Things (IoT) development in Asia Pacific. Glen Burrows, the Executive Director and GM … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt June 4, 2015

Keeping IoT Weird

Last week Dell went to San Francisco to participate in the self-proclaimed ‘world’s largest and most comprehensive IoT event’: IoT World. It was indeed big and covered a wide range of topics – from Consumer to Industrial and Hackathons to hard core analytics.  It was also a little bit weird, but … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt May 18, 2015

MBA Teams Crack a Case on Smart Cities

Dell, Intel and Booz Allen Hamilton sponsored the 4th annual technology case competition with Haas Business School at UC Berkeley last weekend. MBA teams came from around the country to tackle the topic of Smart Cities by selecting a specific area of application such as smart transportation systems, smart energy … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt November 14, 2014

Internet of Things at Dell World – Beyond the Hype

The Internet of Things sits at the very top of Gartner’s hype cycle. Our Dell World sessions on this topic attracted large audiences, with two sessions requiring extra chairs to be brought in. And yet – when we asked who was engaged in active IoT projects, or even considering them … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt November 10, 2014

Four Ways the Internet of Things is Changing Product Design

The Automation Technology Expo – Midwest conference is in progress outside Chicago this week with a track dedicated to ‘Going beyond M2M: The Industrial Internet of Things." Dell OEM Solutions is contributing to the conversation with a session on how the Internet of Things is changing the design function. Fundamentally, … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt October 16, 2014

Helping Industrial Automation Systems Become a Little Bit Smarter

The Industrial Automation (IA) compute space has traditionally had two clear segments – a low cost, ‘dumb’ controller market, and a high end, fully flexible ‘smart’ market.  We are hearing from customers that a hybrid approach is increasingly needed as the industry slowly moves away from proprietary solutions and towards … READ MORE

Kirsten Billhardt September 10, 2014
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