Maarten Ectors

VP IoT, NG Networking & Proximity Cloud

Maarten Ectors is responsible at Canonical for Internet of Things, the next-generation of networking and cloud solutions that are in proximity of the user or at the edges of the network. Previously he was strategy director for cloud, big data and IoT. Maarten reports to Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonical.

48 posts by Maarten Ectors

Cloud and server

The future of access networks

by Maarten Ectors on 16 September 2015

IoT, Docker, Big Data, Cloud, mobile apps, Video on Demand, etc. It seems like innovation is accelerating but without a roadmap, business plan or strategy. Google and co. seem to have their eye set on taking …

Internet of Things

Pi-Cubes – App-Enabled HVAC Control

by Maarten Ectors on 9 September 2015

This is a guest post by the Cube-Controls team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. Pi-Cubes has been designed to provide …

Internet of Things

The App-Enabled Spider

by Maarten Ectors on 8 September 2015

This is a guest post by the Erle-Robotics team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. Erle-Spider as the first legged drone …

Internet of Things

Meet Mycroft: Open Source Artificial Intelligence Powered by Snappy

by Maarten Ectors on 14 August 2015

This is a guest post by the Mycroft team as part of “the startup stories”, a series of blog posts about how and why innovative companies are using Ubuntu technology. If you work in technology you’ve …

Internet of Things

The first app-enabled spider

by Maarten Ectors on 5 August 2015

If you are into robot spiders then the erle-spider is something to look forward to. It will be the first app-enabled Snappy Ubuntu Core and ROS powered robot spider. Curious to see what people will do …

Internet of Things

Java on Snappy

by Maarten Ectors on 3 August 2015

Snapcraft is a new tool allowing developers to easily and quickly package their favourite projects as Snappy Apps or Snaps. Since lots of enterprise developers are using Java for IoT, we wanted to show a preview …

Internet of Things

Spreedbox – most private video chat and file exchange

by Maarten Ectors on 30 July 2015

This is a guest post by Struktur AG. Today, most organizations use online services for communication and often have confidential data shared and stored with service providers. Just think of Google®, Skype®, WebEx®, GoToMeeting®, BlueJeans® and …

Cloud and server

More Juju, Big Data and Snappy Beauty from Dataart

by Maarten Ectors on 23 July 2015

What do you get when you combine Juju with Spark & Apache Zeppelin, Raspberry Pi with Snappy, Bluetooth Low Energy, DeviceHive and a TI SensorTag? Check out the video from Dataart.

Internet of Things

Flying mobile base stations

by Maarten Ectors on 9 July 2015

Lime Microsystems builds open source hardware chips to enable any type of wireless communication, called software defined radio. Elre-robotics makes app-enabled open source drones with Snappy Ubuntu Core. Are you able to create flying mobile base …

Internet of Things
Internet of Things

IoT World and the power of Snappy Apps everywhere

by Maarten Ectors on 19 May 2015

IoT World was an eye opener for many. The same open source operating system that everybody loves from the cloud now powered the first smart fridge with apps from GE, the first Ubuntu Core drone with …

Internet of Things

First drone with apps – Ubuntu Core Drone

by Maarten Ectors on 11 May 2015

This is a guest post from Victor Mayoral from Erle Robotics. Erle-Copter: the first drone with apps powered by Ubuntu Core Over the last months and with the support of Canonical, Erle Robotics engineers have been …