Last week I attended Design West (aka Embedded Systems Conference) in San Jose CA. It was 3 days of talks and vendor exhibits for anyone doing embedded development – hardware and software. This was our 3rd year attending as an exhibitor. As in years past, our booth was right next to The Mathworks, one of our long-time partners.
We invited one of our newest partners, Polarion, to join us in our booth this year. This strategic partnership, which we announced last week, allows VectorCAST to integrate with their ALM tool via our Requirements Gateway product, VectorCAST/RGW. We had a lot of synergy with them, and of course they are great people.
One of the most interesting sessions I attended was a panel discussion that Intel hosted with representatives from Wind River, McAfee and Intel. The topic was Intelligent Systems, focused on the rapid expansion of connected devices in society. One of the questions from the audience was “What keeps you up at night?” Two of the panelists agreed it was security. I definitely see this as a hot topic in the medical device industry as companies building traditional devices are adding a mobile component in their next generation product lines. How do we keep the data and the devices, which can cause harm or even death if they malfunction, safe and secure?
It was great to meet some of our customers who came by the booth, as well as some local customers we met before the show, and showcase our new 6.1 release for them. The feedback so far has been really positive.
I welcome any feedback you have on our 6.1 release, or anything else that is on your mind.