Arlen Nipper – one of the foremost leaders in embedded technologies – discusses the potential and complexity within the Internet of Things.
One of the inventors of pervasive computing, Arlen Nipper began working with embedded computers as a coop student with Amoco pipeline in 1978. He began his professional career with Koch Industries as a SCADA engineer for the pipeline and transportation divisions. After eight years with Koch, Arlen helped start up a Kansas City-based company called NovaTech. In 1993, NovaTech was acquired and Arlen became President of Arcom Control Systems.
As Arcom moved into the global marketplace, a partnership with IBM Pervasive Computing gave rise to innovations in M2M that paved the way for Cirrus Link. In 2006, Arlen was named President and CTO of Eurotech, Inc., a global technology group focused on a holistic approach to embedded computer platforms and M2M software.