Sander van de Velde

Information & Communications Technology

IoT Azure IoT Iot Edge

Helmond, North Brabant, Netherlands

Sander van de Velde

Ask me about IoT

I'm an IoT Platform Architect at Atos and specialized in Microsoft Azure IoT.
I’ve been presented with the 2017 – 2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) Award for my Azure IoT community work.
On a daily bases, I'm involved with most aspects of the Azure IoT Platform and Azure in general.
I work on IoT innovations and I implement my findings in my daily work with partners, clients, and the community.
Follow me at @svelde

I can give sessions both in English and Dutch.
I can travel abroad when travel and expenses are arranged.
I usually bring a lot of industrial IoT devices with me so please arrange power and wifi.

Current sessions

From cradle to grave, secure Zero-touch Azure IoT Edge

Life is strange for IoT devices. They are 'born' in the outside world all alone, or they are on the move, or they are located in places which are hazardous, not easy to access, and nobody is there to nurture them.
But still, they have to execute logic locally and make intelligent decisions on their own using eg. ML.
Luckily, Azure IoT Edge comes to the rescue Zero-touch provisioning and deployment.
In this session, attendees learn how Azure IoT Edge is brought to life successfully for intelligence on the edge and how Azure provisioning services help unattended provisioning.
Attendees learn how easy it is to start making their IoT solutions production ready.
Sander will give several demonstrations using Industry grade hardware and some common sense.

IoT Edge introduction presentation with actual industrial devices on stage. Wifi/4g is covered by my demo set in Europe (part of the demo 'factory in a box'). Session is done in The Netherlands, Moldavia, Romania, Iceland, etc.

Start crossing real-time data streams with Azure Stream Analytics

Every IoT platform will ingest never-ending, real-time streams of data on which IoT Developers have to make decisions. To perform complex operations on this temporal data, new tools are needed.

Azure Stream Analytics is specially designed to handle these data streams in an easy but yet powerful way.

In this session, you will be shown how IoT telemetry can be combined and redistributed to all sorts of outputs, both in the cloud and on the edge, using temporal windows.

With the power of the Stream Analytics query language, it can even be turned into a powerful rules engine.

After this session, attendees will feel like a Ghostbuster: ready to cross the telemetry streams flowing through their projects.

Workshop: Connect an industrial grade IoT device using Azure IoT Edge

Do you want to introduce IoT in your company but your devices cannot reach the internet? Or you want to limit the amount of IoT data sent to the cloud? Or you want a local feedback loop?

Azure IoT Edge makes this possible by solving these issues together with Machine Learning, Cognitive services, Stream Analytics, Azure Functions and more. It just runs on-premise and is configurable in the cloud using zero-touch deployment and configuration.

In this workshop, you will learn how to set up a local Azure IoT Edge device and get telemetry from an actual Industry grade Modbus device.

You will also learn how to easily configure and deploy modules from the cloud to your laptop. The workshop bonus chapters even show how to program your own logic and deploy it to the IoT Edge. This workshop will then result in building a local feedback loop.

After this workshop, you are able to start introducing Azure IoT Edge in your own IoT projects.

Check out the laptop prerequisites at

This is a 2-4 hour workshop (what is fitting in your agenda?) for a maximum of 30 persons (we have 15+ actual industrial sensors which can be used during the workshop). Attendees use their own laptop to get this ready. Prerequisites for hosting can be found here:

My co-speaker is

Going into production: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Azure IoT Edge

Azure IoT Edge is the perfect IoT solution when sensors are not allowed to connect to the cloud, the amount of IoT messages sent must be limited, a local feedback loop to actuators is needed, etc.
Yes, it has all the right features pull this off. But it’s still a long way from the first successful POC and pilot to production.
This presentation introduces you to the various encountered pitfalls and principles of common IoT Projects.
Sander will highlight the most common challenges he experienced during several IoT Edge projects, how to avoid them and he will introduce a more mature way of looking about your IoT solutions.
Attendees will learn the most important concepts of a successful IoT Project in this interactive session.

This deep-dive IoT Edge presentation shows how to actually integrate Azure IoT Edge in your project. Actual industrial hardware is part of the presentation so open wifi is welcome.

Azure IoT Central, your rapid, low-coding IoT Dashboard

Do you need an easy to setup, easy to configure and easy to use IoT dashboard for your PoC, Pilot or production solution?

Azure IoT Central is a fully managed global IoT SaaS solution that makes it easy to connect, monitor, and manage your IoT solution at scale.

In this session, I introduce several Azure IoT enabled devices and connect them to IoT Central Dashboards. And I show how to make a two-way connection with most of them to send back commands.

IoT Edge support and the newly introduced IoT Plug&Play will be demonstrated too.

Afterward, attendees will be able to start visualizing their own IoT solutions and integrate with other Azure services.

This presentation is packed with demos regarding ESP, MXCHIP, Photon and IoT Edge devices. This presentation is given in The Netherlands and Romania (

Azure IoT Plug and Play, a manifest for your devices

IoT devices interact southbound with other devices or services within the same network. And they use northbound communication to higher-level components like the cloud.

With the new Azure IoT Plug and Play standard, devices can advertise how they communicate, what telemetry and event they share and to which commands they react.

In this presentation, Sander will explain how Azure IoT Plug and Play works and he will demonstrate how you can start using it for your own solutions.

How to succesfully build useful Azure IoT Edge Modules

Building an Azure IoT Edge solution seems both simple and hard.

Once you have configured your own IoT Edge device and you see the messages arrive at the cloud, you are wondering: what now?

In this presentation, you will learn how to set up your development environment and start building custom IoT Edge modules.

You will see examples of best practices and how to work around possible pitfalls.

Shine a light on IoT Edge

Microsoft offers a wide range of IoT solutions. And with Azure IoT Edge, it brings zero-touch provisioning and deployment of logic to your local network, combined with a secure cloud connection. It is a powerful combination so let’s do something fun with that!

In this session, you learn about what Azure IoT Edge can offer to you, what the benefits are, how it works, and what you need to get started.

To make it more visual, IoT Edge is demonstrated using Ikea smart lights. We are going to connect them to the cloud and add value with the data we get from our smart lights

Setup time is needed to get everything connected. Session is done in the past for Tweakers.Net and Global Azure Bootcamp, Canada edition in Toronto.

How to build an Azure IoT Edge connected Beerlift

Microsoft offers a wide range of IoT solutions. With Azure IoT Edge, it brings zero-touch provisioning and deployment of logic to your local network. Combined with a secure cloud connection, it's is a powerful combination so let’s do something fun with that!

In this session, you learn about what Azure IoT Edge can offer to you, what the benefits are, how it works, and what you need to get started.

To make it more visual, Azure IoT Edge is demonstrated using an internet connected beerlift. A demonstration shows which hardware is needed and how it interacts using the cloud to serve you the right beer.

The beerlift is can only be shown live during presentation in The Netherlands. Though online, everybody can see how fun it is to build a contraption like this.