The Experience at the Edge: Rich Contextual Services and The American Dream by Eric Simone

December 17, 2019

Earlier this week, I was honored to join and an incredible group of IoT and Industrial IoT leaders at the IoT Slam X online conference, produced by The Internet of Things Community (IoT Community), the world’s largest and longest-standing CxO community of over 23,000 senior business leaders and IoT practitioners.

The tenth in the series of exclusive IoT Slam events, this month’s digital gathering covered a gamut of connected ecosystem themes, from the IIoT to cloud, edge computing, big data, analytics, Artificial Intelligence, blockchain, 5G, security, smart cities, buildings, healthcare and more.

As one of the most active members of the community, I was asked to present on what was one of the coolest deployments (if you’ll forgive me for bragging) – the innovation we’ve been contributing to as part of the build-out of an uber-connected environment across the 3 million square foot American Dream Mall, which opened in late October in the NYC metro area.

You must see it to believe it – and it has been incredible to be there while the finishing touches were put on this massive destination for entertainment, dining, shopping and community events.

Here are a few features, to pique your interest:

  • US’s largest observation wheel at 300-feet high
  • World’s largest indoor wave pool at 1.5M gallons
  • First indoor ski park in the US called BIG SNOW
  • Nickelodeon-themed entertainment park
  • DreamWorks-themed water park
  • NHL regulation-size ice rink
  • Angry Birds Adventure Golf
  • Legoland Discovery Center
  • CMX Luxury Theatre
  • Concert venues
  • Club & Casino
  • Aquarium
  • Over 450 retail stores
  • 6 buildings, 3 floors


Nearly everything will be connected, monitored and managed, leveraging our enterprise software for IoT, ClearBlade’s platform, which is secure, scalable, open and flexible.

We’re helping make every experience at the edge a great one for guests and merchants, while also making the operations of this massive facility more efficient for those running the mega-billion investment.

While we are just getting started, contributing our software and expertise to a multi-year roadmap, our capabilities fit in perfect with applications including Smart Building solutions (Virtual Turnstiles, Water Pump Predictive Maintenance, HVAC Energy Efficiency, Security, Maintenance, Lighting Control and Energy Efficiency, Mobile + Web applications, and Data Services for Tenants).

American Dream is also being enhanced with state-of-the-art Fire Safety and Real-Time Alerting, Data Fusion, and apps for the safety and convenience of guests.

We’ll continue to share progress and our pride in being a member of a world-class technology ecosystem being orchestrated by the extremely visionary and enthusiastic team at American Dream. It’s a great way for us to celebrate a record year for ClearBlade, while we continue to gear up for a stellar 2020.

Speaking of growth, we’re hiring and invite those of you who love a great challenge, enjoy working with diverse and crazy smart people, who don’t mind working hard, and don’t hate playing hard either to send in your qualifications along with a really short note about why you want to join ClearBlade’s team at this moment in time.

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