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The Mosaic Company Reports Second Quarter Fiscal 2013 Net Earnings Of $629 Million, Or $1.47 Per Share

PLYMOUTH, Minn., Jan. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mosaic Company (NYSE: MOS) reported second quarter fiscal 2013 net earnings of $629 million, compared to $624 million a year ago. Earnings per diluted share were $1.47 in the quarter compared to $1.40 last year. The current year quarter included a $179 million, or $0.42 per share, benefit from a decrease in the amount of unrecognized tax benefits reported on the balance sheet. Operating earnings during the quarter were $560 million, down from $797 million a year ago. The year-over-year decline in operating earnings was primarily driven by lower phosphate volumes and margins. Mosaic's net sales in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 were $2.5 billion, down from $3.0 billion last year, driven by lower phosphate and potash volumes and lower phosphate prices.

"Farmers around the world are enjoying outstanding economics, with high commodity prices and relatively low costs for crop nutrients and other inputs," said Jim Prokopanko, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mosaic. "Over the long term, economic and demographic trends are extremely promising for Mosaic.

"In North and South America, we have been experiencing strong demand and sales underpinned by excellent application seasons. International shipments, however, were impacted by prolonged contract negotiations in India and China. With the settled China contract driving improved sentiment, we believe strong agricultural fundamentals will lead to strengthening crop nutrient markets. Mosaic has the assets, global reach and financial strength to meet global demand and to fulfill our vision of being the world's leading crop nutrition company."

Mosaic's gross margin for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $676 million, or 27 percent of net sales, compared to $881 million, or 29 percent of net sales, a year ago. Second quarter operating earnings were $560 million, a decrease of 30 percent compared to $797 million a year ago. The decreases in gross margin and operating earnings were primarily driven by lower phosphate volumes and prices, partially offset by lower raw material costs. Cash flow provided by operating activities in the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was $322 million compared to $518 million in the prior year. Capital expenditures totaled $394 million in the quarter. Mosaic's total cash and cash equivalents were $3.4 billion and long-term debt was $1.0 billion as of November 30, 2012.

Quarterly Business Highlights

  • Potash expansion projects continue to be on time and on budget with expenditures of $145 million in the quarter.
    • The Esterhazy K2 expansion, estimated at 700,000 tonnes annual capacity, is complete.
    • The construction of Belle Plaine Phase 1, estimated at 600,000 tonnes annual capacity, is complete, with mine field ramp-up occurring over the next two years.
    • The surface construction for Colonsay Phase 1 expansion, estimated at 500,000 tonnes annual capacity, is complete, with underground development occurring over the next 18 months.
    • The Company has begun to sink the new shaft at Esterhazy K3.
  • Mosaic phosphate rock production in Florida increased 44 percent to 3.9 million tonnes in the quarter compared to the prior year quarter. Mosaic ramped up production at South Fort Meade to full capacity, increased phosphate rock inventory and began shipping rock from Florida to its facilities in Louisiana late in the second fiscal quarter, which will reduce the need to use purchased rock for Louisiana production.
  • MicroEssentials® share of North American phosphate sales year-to-date fiscal 2013 reached 10.6 percent.
  • Mosaic's recordable injury frequency rate improved 13 percent over the prior year quarter, continuing to build upon the improvements made last year.
  • The Company has begun preliminary engineering and design work as part of an on-going feasibility study for a potential ammonia plant in the state of Louisiana. The final decision is expected in the middle of calendar 2013.
  • In December 2012, the Company announced that it will be changing its fiscal year end to December 31, beginning in 2013.

Phosphates




Phosphates Results

2Q FY13 Actual

2Q FY13 Revised Guidance

Average DAP selling price

$544

$535 to $550

Sales volume

3.0 million tonnes

2.9 to 3.1 million tonnes

Processed phosphate production

86% of operational capacity

80%+ of operational capacity

"The global phosphate market appears to be in balance, with steady demand and reported U.S. producer inventories at historic averages," Prokopanko said. "Domestically, we've seen very strong shipments for fall application. Additionally, low Mississippi River levels are presenting logistical difficulties and consequently creating a sense of urgency to ensure product availability for the spring. Internationally, customers continue to delay purchases to avoid price risk. Given the current high grain and oilseed prices, we forecast 2013 will be another record year for phosphates with global shipments increasing another 2-3 percent to 63 to 65 million tonnes."

Net sales in the Phosphates segment were $1.8 billion for the second quarter, down 19 percent compared to last year, driven by lower sales volumes and prices of finished product. Sales volumes were impacted by lower shipments to the export market, offset by near record domestic shipments. Gross margin was $318 million, or 18 percent of net sales, compared to $476 million, or 22 percent, for the same period a year ago. The year over year decline in gross margin rate was primarily driven by lower finished phosphate prices and sales volumes, marginally offset by lower raw material costs. Sequentially, the flat gross margin rate reflects the impact of higher fixed cost absorption and higher selling prices, offset by higher ammonia costs. Operating earnings were $245 million, down 43 percent compared to $432 million last year. Last year's quarter included a $20 million benefit from insurance proceeds related to Mosaic's Faustina plant.

The second quarter average DAP selling price, FOB plant, was $544 per tonne, compared to $611 a year ago. Phosphates segment total sales volumes were 3.0 million tonnes, compared to 3.2 million tonnes a year ago, primarily driven by lower export sales, partially offset by an increase in domestic sales.

Phosphate rock production in Florida was 3.9 million metric tonnes in the quarter compared to 2.7 million tonnes last year, reflecting the increased production at the South Fort Meade mine. Mosaic has built up rock inventory and has begun shipping Florida rock to use in the Louisiana production facilities, which is expected to result in lower consumed rock costs beginning in the fourth quarter of fiscal 2013. Mosaic's North American finished phosphate production was 2.1 million tonnes, or 86 percent of operational capacity, flat with last year.

Potash




Potash Results

2Q FY13 Actual

2Q FY13 Revised Guidance

Average MOP selling price

$443

$435 to $450

Sales volume

1.5 million tonnes

1.3 to 1.4 million tonnes

Potash production

76% of operational capacity

70+% of operational capacity

"In the quarter, we saw divergent dynamics in different regions. In North America, we experienced a strong fall season that lasted longer than expected. International shipments, on the other hand, were impacted by the lack of contracts in India and China, an issue that's now behind us in China. As a result of the strength in North America, sales exceeded our forecast, and our operating rate in the quarter reflected both higher production of blend grade and curtailments of standard grade products," said Prokopanko.

Net sales in the Potash segment totaled $780 million for the second quarter, down seven percent compared to $839 million a year ago, driven by lower export volumes and lower domestic and international MOP prices, partially offset by higher domestic volumes. Gross margin was $355.4 million, or 46 percent of net sales, compared to $394 million, or 47 percent of net sales, a year ago. Gross margin excluding Canadian Resource Taxes and Royalties, a measure comparable to certain peer reporting, was 56 percent in the second quarter compared to 55 percent a year ago. Operating earnings were $316 million, down 12 percent compared to $358 million in the prior year.

The second quarter average MOP selling price, FOB plant, was $443 per tonne, up slightly from a year ago, as generally lower crop nutrient prices were offset by a higher proportion of granular domestic shipments and higher pricing for industrial products. The Potash segment's total sales volumes for the second quarter were 1.5 million tonnes, compared to 1.8 million tonnes a year ago.

Potash production was 1.8 million tonnes, or 76 percent of operational capacity, roughly flat with last year. During the quarter we focused on maximizing production of blend grade product to meet strong North and South American demand.

Other

Selling, general and administrative expenses were $103 million for the second quarter, a two percent increase from $101 million a year ago.

Financial Guidance

"Our fiscal third quarter guidance reflects the lower Canpotex potash contract price in China and a higher proportion of international standard grade shipments. The China contract provides both base-load volume and a positive boost to market sentiment. Combined with strong market fundamentals, we believe 2013 will be a record year, with 55 to 57 million tonnes of global potash shipments, and 63 to 65 million tonnes of global phosphate shipments. Crop nutrients have never been more affordable, and farmers around the world continue to have strong incentives to use our products to increase crop yields. We are well positioned to continue to help the world grow the food it needs while generating long-term shareholder value," said Prokopanko.

Total sales volumes for the Potash segment are expected to range from 1.5 to 1.8 million tonnes for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Mosaic's realized MOP price, FOB plant, for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 is estimated to be in a range of $370 to $400 per tonne, reflecting a substantially higher proportion of standard product. The segment gross margin percentage in the third fiscal quarter is expected to be lower than the second fiscal quarter due to lower realized average potash prices, in part due to a higher mix of standard product, and continued sub-optimal operating rates. The fiscal 2013 third quarter operating rate in the Potash segment is expected to be above 70 percent of operational capacity.

Brine management expenses are expected to be in the range of $245-275 million for the full fiscal year 2013, reflecting the run-rate we have experienced in the first half of fiscal 2013.

Total sales volumes for the Phosphates segment are expected to range from 2.5 to 2.8 million tonnes for the third quarter of fiscal 2013. Mosaic's realized DAP price, FOB plant, for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 is estimated to range from $485 to $515 per tonne. The segment gross margin in the third fiscal quarter is expected to be about flat with the second fiscal quarter. The Company's operating rate at its North American phosphate operations is expected to exceed 80 percent of operational capacity during the third quarter of fiscal 2013.

Previously reported annual guidance for fiscal 2013:

  1. The Company continues to advance its brownfield potash expansion plans at its three Saskatchewan, Canada mine sites and to fund projects that improve efficiencies. Total capital spending is expected to range from $1.5 to $1.8 billion.
  2. SG&A expenses are estimated to range from $420 to $445 million.
  3. Canadian resource taxes and royalties are expected to range from $320 to $380 million. Canadian resource taxes and royalties are included as a component of cost of goods sold for Potash.
  4. Mosaic estimates an effective income tax rate in the mid 20-percent range for the second half of 2013.

The Mosaic Company is one of the world's leading producers and marketers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Mosaic is a single source provider of phosphate and potash fertilizers and feed ingredients for the global agriculture industry. More information on the Company is available at www.mosaicco.com.

Mosaic will conduct a conference call on Friday, January 4, 2013 at 9:00 a.m. EST to discuss second quarter earnings results as well as global markets and trends. Presentation slides and a simultaneous audio webcast of the conference call may be accessed through Mosaic's website at www.mosaicco.com/investors. This webcast will be available up to one year from the time of the earnings call.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to, statements about future financial and operating results. Such statements are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of The Mosaic Company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include but are not limited to the predictability and volatility of, and customer expectations about, agriculture, fertilizer, raw material, energy and transportation markets that are subject to competitive and other pressures and economic and credit market conditions; the level of inventories in the distribution channels for crop nutrients; changes in foreign currency and exchange rates; international trade risks; changes in government policy; changes in environmental and other governmental regulation, including greenhouse gas regulation, implementation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's numeric water quality standards for the discharge of nutrients into Florida waterways or possible efforts to reduce the flow of excess nutrients into the Mississippi River basin or the Gulf of Mexico; further developments in judicial or administrative proceedings, or complaints that Mosaic's operations are affecting nearby property uses; difficulties or delays in receiving, increased costs of or challenges to necessary governmental permits or approvals or increased financial assurance requirements; resolution of global tax audit activity; the effectiveness of the Company's processes for managing its strategic priorities; adverse weather conditions affecting operations in Central Florida or the Mississippi River basin or the Gulf Coast of the United States, and including potential hurricanes, excess rainfall or drought; actual costs of various items differing from management's current estimates, including, among others, asset retirement, environmental remediation, reclamation or other environmental regulation, or Canadian resources taxes and royalties; accidents and other disruptions involving Mosaic's operations, including brine inflows at its Esterhazy, Saskatchewan potash mine and other potential mine fires, floods, explosions, seismic events or releases of hazardous or volatile chemicals, as well as other risks and uncertainties reported from time to time in The Mosaic Company's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements.

For the second quarter of fiscal 2013, the Company recorded the following notable items:

Description

Segment

Line item


Amount

(in millions)


EPS impact
(fully diluted)








Discrete tax benefit

Corporate

Benefit from tax provision

$

179

$

0.42

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives

Potash

Cost of goods sold


(2)


(0.00)

Foreign currency transaction gain (loss)

Consolidated

Foreign currency transaction gain/(loss)


(17)


(0.03)




$

160

$

0.39

The Company recorded a discrete $179 million benefit to income taxes in the second fiscal quarter, included in the table above. Excluding this benefit, the Company's effective tax rate for year-to-date would have been 23.3 percent. In addition, the current quarter effective tax rate includes a catch-up to align the year-to-date effective tax rate to the expected annual rate for fiscal 2013. Management believes this information is useful to both quantify the catch-up and to forecast future operating results.

($ in millions)

Six months ended
November 30, 2012

Provision for income taxes

$                     85

Discrete tax item

179

Adjusted income taxes

$                   264

Earnings from consolidated companies before income taxes

1,134

Effective tax rate

23.3%

Using the 23.3 percent normalized tax rate from above, the normalized earnings can be calculated as follows:

(In millions except per share amounts)

Three months ended
November 30, 2012

Earnings from consolidated companies before income taxes

$                     547.5

Normalized provision for income taxes (at 23.3% rate)

127.6

Normalized earnings from consolidated companies

419.9

Equity in net earnings of nonconsolidated companies

4.7

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

1.5

Normalized net earnings attributable to Mosaic

$                     423.1

Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding

427.0

Normalized diluted net earnings per share attributable to Mosaic

$                       0.99

For the second quarter of fiscal 2012, the Company reported the following notable expense items:

Description

Segment

Line item


Amount

(in millions)


EPS impact

(fully diluted)








Insurance proceeds

Phosphates

Other operating expenses

$

20

$

0.03

Unrealized gain (loss) on derivatives

Potash

Cost of goods sold


(16)


(0.02)

Receivable write-off

Potash

Revenue


(5)


(0.01)




$

(1)

$

(0.00)

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Earnings

(in millions, except per share amounts)








The Mosaic Company

(unaudited)











Three months ended



Six months ended




November 30,



November 30,




2012



2011



2012



2011














Net sales

$

2,536.2


$

3,014.5


$

5,041.3


$

6,097.8

Cost of goods sold


1,860.3



2,133.3



3,618.1



4,368.4

Gross margin


675.9



881.2



1,423.2



1,729.4

Selling, general and administrative expenses


102.8



100.6



214.5



201.7

Other operating expense (income)


13.5



(16.4)



38.9



1.1

Operating earnings


559.6



797.0



1,169.8



1,526.6

Interest income, net


4.4



4.1



10.3



9.2

Foreign currency transaction (loss) gain


(17.0)



55.1



(45.3)



49.4

Other income (expense)


0.5



(0.8)



(0.5)



(0.1)

Earnings from consolidated companies before income taxes


547.5



855.4



1,134.3



1,585.1

(Benefit from) provision for income taxes


(78.1)



230.7



85.2



435.8

Earnings from consolidated companies


625.6



624.7



1,049.1



1,149.3

Equity in net earnings of nonconsolidated companies


4.7



0.9



11.9



2.7

Net earnings including noncontrolling interests


630.3



625.6



1,061.0



1,152.0

Less: Net earnings attributable to noncontrolling interests

1.5



2.0



2.8



2.4

Net earnings attributable to Mosaic

$

628.8


$

623.6


$

1,058.2


$

1,149.6


Basic net earnings per share attributable to Mosaic

$

1.48


$

1.41


$

2.49


$

2.58


Diluted net earnings per share attributable to Mosaic

$

1.47


$

1.40


$

2.48


$

2.58


Basic weighted average number of shares outstanding


425.7



443.4



425.6



445.0


Diluted weighted average number of shares outstanding


427.0



444.7



426.8



446.3

Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets

(in millions, except per share amounts)











The Mosaic Company

 (unaudited)

















November 30,



May 31,







2012



2012


Assets







Current assets:








Cash and cash equivalents

$

3,420.7


$

3,811.0



Receivables, net


797.5



751.6



Inventories


1,518.5



1,237.6



Deferred income taxes


237.8



237.8



Other current assets


558.6



543.1





Total current assets


6,533.1



6,581.1


Property, plant and equipment, net of accumulated depreciation








of $3,563.8 million and $3,284.2 million, respectively


8,246.1



7,545.9


Investments in nonconsolidated companies


441.4



454.2


Goodwill


1,889.4



1,844.4


Deferred income taxes


115.3



50.6


Other assets


215.4



214.2





Total assets

$

17,440.7


$

16,690.4


Liabilities and Equity







Current liabilities:








Short-term debt

$

21.2


$

42.5



Current maturities of long-term debt


0.7



0.5



Accounts payable


913.7



912.4



Accrued liabilities


645.8



899.9



Deferred income taxes


66.0



62.4





Total current liabilities


1,647.4



1,917.7


Long-term debt, less current maturities


1,010.6



1,010.0


Deferred income taxes


827.6



787.9


Other noncurrent liabilities


854.3



975.4


Equity:








Preferred stock, $0.01 par value, 15,000,000 shares authorized, none









issued and outstanding as of November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012


-



-



Class A common stock, $0.01 par value, 254,300,000 shares authorized, 150,059,772 shares









issued and 128,759,772 shares outstanding as of November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012


1.3



1.3



Class B common stock, $0.01 par value, 87,008,602 shares authorized, none









issued and outstanding as of November 30, 2012 and May 31, 2012


-



-



Common stock, $0.01 par value, 1,000,000,000 shares authorized, 308,955,571









shares issued and 296,917,109 shares outstanding as of November 30, 2012,









308,749,067 shares issued and 296,710,605 shares outstanding as of May 31, 2012


3.0



3.0



Capital in excess of par value


1,480.8



1,459.5



Retained earnings


10,986.2



10,141.3



Accumulated other comprehensive income


611.1



378.0




Total Mosaic stockholders' equity


13,082.4



11,983.1



Noncontrolling interests


18.4



16.3




Total equity


13,100.8



11,999.4




Total liabilities and equity

$

17,440.7


$

16,690.4

 

 

 

Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows

(in millions, except per share amounts)











The Mosaic Company

 (unaudited)

















Three months ended



Six months ended







November 30,



November 30,







2012



2011



2012



2011

Cash Flows from Operating Activities:













Net earnings including noncontrolling interests

$

630.3


$

625.6


$

1,061.0


$

1,152.0


Adjustments to reconcile net earnings including noncontrolling interests














to net cash provided by operating activities:















Depreciation, depletion and amortization


147.4



120.2



284.8



240.5




Deferred income taxes


(55.1)



76.8



(24.7)



129.4




Equity in loss (earnings) of nonconsolidated companies, net of dividends


(4.7)



0.2



4.6



0.9




Accretion expense for asset retirement obligations


8.3



7.0



16.4



14.1




Share-based compensation expense


4.8



3.2



22.6



17.0




Unrealized loss (gain) on derivatives


11.4



24.1



(29.9)



41.4




Other


(4.7)



(1.4)



9.4



(1.9)


Changes in assets and liabilities:















Receivables, net


(75.3)



(144.4)



(63.8)



(13.8)




Inventories, net


(26.1)



193.0



(272.5)



57.2




Other current and noncurrent assets


(85.4)



(101.1)



(12.6)



(99.6)




Accounts payable


45.0



(114.5)



17.0



(148.7)




Accrued liabilities


(150.3)



(115.1)



(229.4)



(245.1)




Other noncurrent liabilities


(123.2)



(55.9)



(121.2)



(71.4)





Net cash provided by operating activities


322.4



517.7



661.7



1,072.0

Cash Flows from Investing Activities:















Capital expenditures


(393.5)



(387.1)



(842.6)



(778.5)




Restricted cash


(4.3)



2.6



0.6



1.1




Other


1.7



(0.1)



2.1



0.3





Net cash (used in) provided by investing activities


(396.1)



(384.6)



(839.9)



(777.1)

Cash Flows from Financing Activities:















Payments of short-term debt


(36.4)



(46.9)



(69.9)



(72.2)




Proceeds from issuance of short-term debt


39.9



61.6



48.4



76.9




Payments of long-term debt


(0.2)



(28.4)



(0.4)



(30.2)




Proceeds from issuance of long-term debt


0.1



741.4



1.2



746.7




Proceeds from stock options exercised


0.5



1.1



2.2



2.3




Repurchase of Class A common stock


-



(1,162.5)



-



(1,162.5)




Cash dividends paid


(106.7)



(22.3)



(213.3)



(44.7)




Other


(0.8)



(4.4)



(3.6)



(5.5)





Net cash used in financing activities


(103.6)



(460.4)



(235.4)



(489.2)

Effect of exchange rate changes on cash


3.2



(83.1)



23.3



(84.5)

Net change in cash and cash equivalents


(174.1)



(410.4)



(390.3)



(278.8)

Cash and cash equivalents - beginning of period


3,594.8



4,038.0



3,811.0



3,906.4

Cash and cash equivalents - end of period

$

3,420.7


$

3,627.6


$

3,420.7


$

3,627.6

















Supplemental Disclosure of Cash Flow Information:















Cash paid during the period for:
















Interest (net of amount capitalized)

$

-


$

13.9


$

-


$

-





Income taxes (net of refunds)


103.2



185.4



185.5



335.5

 

 

 

Selected Non-GAAP Financial Measures and Reconciliations



The Mosaic Company

 (unaudited)




Potash Gross Margin, Excluding Resource Taxes and Royalties, Calculation













Three months ended





November 30,





2012



2011


Sales


$

780.2


$

838.6


Gross margin



355.4



393.7


Canadian resource taxes



67.0



50.3


Canadian royalties



14.5



17.0


Gross margin, excluding Canadian resource taxes and royalties (CRT)


$

436.9


$

461.0










Gross margin percentage, excluding CRT



56.0%



55.0%










The Company's margins are further reduced by the impact of a third party tolling agreement.

The Company has presented above gross margin excluding Canadian resource taxes and royalties ("CRT") for Potash which is a non-GAAP financial measure. Generally, a non-GAAP financial measure is a supplemental numerical measure of a company's performance, financial position or cash flows that either excludes or includes amounts that are not normally excluded or included in the most directly comparable measure calculated and presented in accordance with U.S. generally accepted accounting principles ("GAAP"). Gross margin excluding CRT is not a measure of financial performance under GAAP. Because not all companies use identical calculations, investors should consider that Mosaic's calculation may not be comparable to other similarly titled measures presented by other companies.

Gross margin excluding CRT provides a measure that the Company believes enhances the reader's ability to compare the Company's gross margin with that of other companies which incur CRT expense and classify it in a manner different than the Company in their statement of earnings. Because securities analysts, investors, lenders and others use gross margin excluding CRT, the Company's management believes that Mosaic's presentation of gross margin excluding CRT for Potash affords them greater transparency in assessing Mosaic's financial performance against competitors. Gross margin excluding CRT, should not be considered as a substitute for, or superior to, measures of financial performance prepared in accordance with GAAP.

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In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Klein, CEO and Co-founder of Rachio, will discuss next generation communities that are using IoT to create more sustainable, intelligent communities. One example is Sterling Ranch, a 10,000 home development that – with the help of Siemens – will integrate IoT technology into the community to provide residents with energy and water savings as well as intelligent security. Everything from stop lights to sprinkler systems to building infrastructures will run ef...
Whether your IoT service is connecting cars, homes, appliances, wearable, cameras or other devices, one question hangs in the balance – how do you actually make money from this service? The ability to turn your IoT service into profit requires the ability to create a monetization strategy that is flexible, scalable and working for you in real-time. It must be a transparent, smoothly implemented strategy that all stakeholders – from customers to the board – will be able to understand and comprehe...
Machine Learning helps make complex systems more efficient. By applying advanced Machine Learning techniques such as Cognitive Fingerprinting, wind project operators can utilize these tools to learn from collected data, detect regular patterns, and optimize their own operations. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Stuart Gillen, Director of Business Development at SparkCognition, will discuss how research has demonstrated the value of Machine Learning in delivering next generation analytics to im...
This is not a small hotel event. It is also not a big vendor party where politicians and entertainers are more important than real content. This is Cloud Expo, the world's longest-running conference and exhibition focused on Cloud Computing and all that it entails. If you want serious presentations and valuable insight about Cloud Computing for three straight days, then register now for Cloud Expo.
IoT device adoption is growing at staggering rates, and with it comes opportunity for developers to meet consumer demand for an ever more connected world. Wireless communication is the key part of the encompassing components of any IoT device. Wireless connectivity enhances the device utility at the expense of ease of use and deployment challenges. Since connectivity is fundamental for IoT device development, engineers must understand how to overcome the hurdles inherent in incorporating multipl...
The increasing popularity of the Internet of Things necessitates that our physical and cognitive relationship with wearable technology will change rapidly in the near future. This advent means logging has become a thing of the past. Before, it was on us to track our own data, but now that data is automatically available. What does this mean for mHealth and the "connected" body? In her session at @ThingsExpo, Lisa Calkins, CEO and co-founder of Amadeus Consulting, will discuss the impact of wea...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Stratoscale, the software company developing the next generation data center operating system, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Stratoscale is revolutionizing the data center with a zero-to-cloud-in-minutes solution. With Stratoscale’s hardware-agnostic, Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) solution to store everything, run anything and scale everywhere...
Angular 2 is a complete re-write of the popular framework AngularJS. Programming in Angular 2 is greatly simplified – now it's a component-based well-performing framework. This immersive one-day workshop at 18th Cloud Expo, led by Yakov Fain, a Java Champion and a co-founder of the IT consultancy Farata Systems and the product company SuranceBay, will provide you with everything you wanted to know about Angular 2.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
You deployed your app with the Bluemix PaaS and it's gaining some serious traction, so it's time to make some tweaks. Did you design your application in a way that it can scale in the cloud? Were you even thinking about the cloud when you built the app? If not, chances are your app is going to break. Check out this webcast to learn various techniques for designing applications that will scale successfully in Bluemix, for the confidence you need to take your apps to the next level and beyond.
We’ve worked with dozens of early adopters across numerous industries and will debunk common misperceptions, which starts with understanding that many of the connected products we’ll use over the next 5 years are already products, they’re just not yet connected. With an IoT product, time-in-market provides much more essential feedback than ever before. Innovation comes from what you do with the data that the connected product provides in order to enhance the customer experience and optimize busi...
Increasing IoT connectivity is forcing enterprises to find elegant solutions to organize and visualize all incoming data from these connected devices with re-configurable dashboard widgets to effectively allow rapid decision-making for everything from immediate actions in tactical situations to strategic analysis and reporting. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, Shikhir Singh, Senior Developer Relations Manager at Sencha, will discuss how to create HTML5 dashboards that interact with IoT devic...
Artificial Intelligence has the potential to massively disrupt IoT. In his session at 18th Cloud Expo, AJ Abdallat, CEO of Beyond AI, will discuss what the five main drivers are in Artificial Intelligence that could shape the future of the Internet of Things. AJ Abdallat is CEO of Beyond AI. He has over 20 years of management experience in the fields of artificial intelligence, sensors, instruments, devices and software for telecommunications, life sciences, environmental monitoring, process...
Digital payments using wearable devices such as smart watches, fitness trackers, and payment wristbands are an increasing area of focus for industry participants, and consumer acceptance from early trials and deployments has encouraged some of the biggest names in technology and banking to continue their push to drive growth in this nascent market. Wearable payment systems may utilize near field communication (NFC), radio frequency identification (RFID), or quick response (QR) codes and barcodes...