Dave Locke works in the IBM Watson IoT Business Unit and is responsible for growing the IBM IoT Partner Ecosystem. His main day job is to get as much silicon as possible connected to the cloud in an open, inter-operable, scalable and secure manner. Silicon is the raw material that is used in a myriad of forms including sensors, boards, devices and gateways. With the silicon connected to the cloud data can flow enabling the next evolution of the web and a new generation of solutions to be created.