Philly ETE 2020 – Christopher Oster – Powering Smart Homes at Scale

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In this talk, Christopher Oster (Chief Software Systems Architect at Lutron Electronics) will provide a deep dive into the challenges and architectural considerations required to build a highly secure, responsive and scalable IoT cloud connecting a million or more smart homes. In this session, Mr. Oster will walk through the typical user expectations for a modern smart home, and how Lutron has designed their platform to surprise and delight users with ridiculously low latencies.

Mr. Oster will discuss Lutron’s approach to architecting their cloud for performance, how they are keeping a focus on security and data privacy, and how they achieve system stability and control through a 100% infrastructure as code approach.

About Christopher Oster

Christopher Oster has spent the last 15 years developing large scale, software intensive systems. Mr. Oster is the Chief Software Systems Architect at Lutron Electronics and is an industry recognized expert in Systems and Software Architecture and Model-based Design. In his current role, Mr. Oster is focused on delivering world class smart building solutions, establishing a formal software architecture foundation at the company, and establishing a burgeoning data science team.

Prior to joining Lutron Electronics, Mr. Oster spent 15 years at Lockheed Martin Corporation, working in the Space Systems division where he led efforts to develop the next generation “smart” flight software and drove data processing and analytic software initiatives applied to the space domain.