20-Year Anniversary of the Genesis of MQTT

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Arlen Nipper

President & CTO

Cirrus Link Solutions


Andy Stanford-Clark

Master Inventor


It’s been 20 years since Arlen Nipper and Andy Stanford-Clark sat down in the IBM labs at Hursley, England, and started to devise a solution to a recurring problem in the oil & gas industry: how to send data over a bandwidth-constrained communication channel and share the data with an ever-increasing number of data consumers within the enterprise. They invented MQTT, but little did they know it would become the de facto standard for IoT 20 years later. This presentation will step you through the challenge they were trying to solve and the process they went through in the creation of the MQTT specification as we know it today.

Posted on October 1, 2018