Welke kansen biedt Blockchain voor de overheid? (event recap)

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*Deze blog verscheen op het Caesar Experts Blog

Vorige week donderdag 5 oktober organiseerde Caesar Overheid een evenement over Blockchain. Het event met als thema:

“Welke concrete kansen biedt Blockchain voor de overheid?”

Voor ruim 90 deelnemers opende dagvoorzitter Eddie Altenburg het event waarna Theo de Wolf met de deelnemers deelde waarom Blockchain een belangrijke ontwikkeling voor Caesar is. Hierna kwamen de twee keynote sprekers Paul Bessems en Marloes Pomp aan het woord.

Paul Bessems is pionier, Blockchain Consultant en (co-)auteur van negen managementboeken. Paul is een expert op het gebied van Blockchain Organiseren. Hij helpt organisaties bij de transitie: ‘Van bedrijf naar netwerkorganisatie’ en met de vraag: Wat betekent Blockchain Organiseren voor onze organisatie en hoe kunnen we hiermee starten?’

Hierna sprak Marloes Pomp, Programma Officer Blockchain bij de Nederlandse overheid. Marloes nam ons mee in 25 pilots die momenteel lopen binnen de overheid.

Na deze twee inspirerende sprekers zijn de deelnemers (onder begeleiding van een facilitator) concreet aan de slag gegaan in een verkennende brainstorm. De deelnemers konden kiezen uit de volgende zes thema’s:

  • Blockchain & ketenpartners
  • Blockchain & onderwijs
  • Blockchain in het sociaal domein
  • Blockchain & veiligheid
  • Blockchain informatie architectuur
  • Blockchain & zaakgericht werken

Na de brainstorm gaven de diverse groepen plenair hun key messages terug waarna de dagvoorzitter de dag samenvatte en afsloot.

Meepraten? Ben je enthousiast geraakt over Blockchain of werk je in de overheid en ben je benieuwd naar de impact van Blockchain? Dan hebben we voor jouw deze LinkedIn groep aangemaakt waarin je met andere in gesprek kan over de mogelijkheden hiervan.

Deze groep, Blockchain voor Overheid, is bedoeld voor mensen welke geinteresseerd zijn in Blockchain/ Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT)/ Cryptocurrency en andere toepassingen voor Overheidsinstanties.

ps. Wat is Blockchain nu precies? Caesar legt uit:

Intelligence Lab: Van urgent business probleem naar praktische oplossingen

Business Model Innovation, Business models, digital transformation, Innovation, Inspiring

Deze blog verscheen onlangs op de blog van Caesar Experts.

Je kent ze ongetwijfeld; Vastlopers. Urgente vraagstukken waar al bakken met geld en energie in zitten, alleen de oplossing is nog niet inzicht. De drive om tot een oplossing te komen vervaagd en het vraagstuk lijkt alleen maar complexer te worden. Zoals Einstein een aantal jaren geleden zei:

 We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.

Vastlopers vragen om een andere benadering, daarvoor hebben de Caesar groep en Permanent Bèta de handen in een geslagen. Het Intelligence Lab brengt injecties die beweging brengen waarmee nieuwe inzichten ontstaan en andere oplossingsrichtingen zichtbaar worden.

Creatieve injectie

Het Intelligence Lab benadert en beantwoordt dit soort brandende vragen op een andere manier, met creativiteit en een 360 graden benadering geven we een injectie op jouw ‘vastloper’.

Hierin kan je denken aan het inzetten van het denkvermogen van een collectief IQ voor andere invalshoeken. Dit collectieve IQ bestaat uit een afvaardiging van een community van 2000 personen met ITers, fotografen, psychologen, vormgevers, kunstenaars. Die invalshoeken verrijken we daarna met slim verzamelde en verrijkte data. Natuurlijk supporten we ook in de trial and error fase met het opzetten van meetbare experimenten.

Het intelligence lab werkt als volgt

Je hebt als business owner een specifieke vraag, die gaan we met jou en je team aanscherpen. De aard van de vraag bepaalt met welke injectie we samen gaan starten, dat kan een duik in de data zijn (wat verteld de data ons) of een sessie met een community om eerst te divergeren. Door creativiteit te combineren met de kracht van data creëren we een enorm krachtige mix die verder gaat dan de bekende problem solve sessies. Dat combineren we met een praktische insteek, je vraag heeft urgentie dus willen we in 4 weken een resultaat bereiken.

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Inmiddels heeft het Intelligence Lab vragen beantwoord voor onder andere ASR, Big Improvement Day, Vitens, Volker Infra en Alliander.

Het Intelligence Lab is powered by Caesar Groep en Permanent Beta.

Deze blog is een gezamenlijk geschreven artikel door Marjan Timmer, Manager Business Relations & Rick Bouter, Innovatie Consultant.

Emerging technology topics to write about

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As you might know I write about a variety on technology topics. From Innovation in general & Digital Transformation journeys on the one side to Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence & Robotics on the other sides. That is also where my interests takes me. How to benefit specific new technological trends that are knocking on our door. But also, how to create a sustainable innovation environment to accelerate your innovation and create competative advantage and the journey towards it.

What items are you looking for or do you want to see covered on my blog? If the right answer is not in the poll, feel free to comment below.

Happy innovating,

Internet of Things: Van buzzword naar differentiator 1/3 Dutch

Business models, digital transformation, Inspiring, Internet of Everything, Internet of things, IoE, IoT, technology

Dit artikel verscheen eerder op de blog van Caesar Experts. Klik hier om naar het originele artikel te gaan.

Internet of Things (IoT) is een buzzword welke de laatste tijd niet meer weg te denken is uit ons trend landschap. Iedereen heeft het over Internet of Things of een van de vele synoniemen hiervan, maar wat is IoT nu precies? In aankomende blogserie van drie artikelen ga ik in op IoT als trend, passeren enkele concrete voorbeelden de revu en kijken we hoe jouw organisatie concreet aan de slag kan gaan. In dit artikel, “Internet of Things 1/3 – van buzzwoord naar differentiator” ga ik in op wat deze technologische ontwikkeling is en duiden we de IoT als trend.

Wat is Internet of Things?

Internet of Things is een technologische ontwikkeling waarbij machines, gebouwen, mensen & andere objecten aan het internet, of andere netwerk verbonden worden. Door bovenstaande objecten te voorzien van onder andere sensoren en actuatoren kun je gemakkelijk data genereren via deze objecten. Via het internet, of een ander netwerk, komt de data naar je toe en heb je dus ineens veel meer data over het interne van een object, het externe, of de omgeving hiervan. Deze data kan van ongelofelijk groot belang zijn bij het maken van een strategie. Of het nu voor het realiseren van nieuwe verdienmodellen, het reduceren van kosten of optimaliseren van bedrijfsprocessen is.

Maar even terug naar de term Internet of Things. Wat omvat deze technologische trend nu eigenlijk? Er zijn veel definities & synoniemen van Internet of Things beschreven, ik wil in dit artikel vooral ingaan op hoe wij bij Caesar Internet of Things zien, kortweg in twee onderdelen: inzicht en invloed.

Van data naar wijsheid

Inzicht – Onder inzicht valt het meten door middel van sensoren, het verzamelen van data en het analyseren van de verzamelde data. 

Invloed – Onder invloed verstaan we het communiceren naar gebruikers/beslissers, een andere manier van interacteren dan we voorheen gewend waren en het automatiseren van processen.

Van data naar wijsheid – Vandaag de dag wint Internet of Things aan populariteit omdat we leven in een wereld welke een complete ‘run’ op data heeft ingezet. Logisch ook! Met data kun je namelijk op basis van juiste en volledige informatie keuzes maken voor je bedrijf en diensten aanbieden aan je klant welke zij willen.

Ineenstrengeling van oude en nieuwe wereld

Waar je met Internet of Things de business, je processen, productie, assets en logistiek kunt optimaliseren, kun je met IoT ook invloed hebben op de business van morgen. Zo kun je door middel van het Internet of Things gaan werken via compleet nieuwe businessmodellen welke klantrelaties versterken, andere verdien- en betaal modellen toepassen, anders omgaan met upselling & lock-in en data als extra inkomstenbron laten fungeren. Samenvattend kunnen we dus zeggen dat Internet of Things het mogelijk maakt meer data te verzamelen welke je een betere grip kunnen geven op je business van vandaag en inzicht en invloed geven op de dag van morgen. 

Heb jij al nagedacht welke impact deze trend heeft op jouw bedrijf en welke kansen dit met zich mee brengt?

SMAC Your Customer with Things & Services – A historic necessity unfolds

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This article originally appeared on Capgemini ‘s Expert Connect “Capping IT off” blog in the category: Digital Strategies.

This blog post is a joint effort of SogetiLabs members Jaap Bloem & Rick Bouter.

Services companies nowadays extend the customer journey with products while product brands add services to optimize customer intimacy. Either way, digital does the trick and often sensors and smartphone apps are involved to gather and deliver information and functionality. Nissan has a special smartwatch for car functions, Philips now sells the Hue personal wireless lighting system, insurers offer personalized pricing based on driving behaviour and energy companies let customers profit from smart metering. Microsoft and Nokia specialize in devices and services, from Lumia Windows phones and navigation to XBOX Music and SmartGlass. ParkMe is the largest real-time car parker in the United States delivering physical space though digital information. One of the nicest examples of how a cross-industry ecosystem of digital things and services could function is the Microsoft HealthVault vision. And Motorola makes the case for password pills, adding swallowables to wearables like Google Glass.

PICT: Personal, Intelligent & Calm Things
When Kevin Ashton, director of the MIT Auto-ID Institute, in 1999 operationalized his RFID solution at Procter & Gamble, calling it the Internet of Things, he could only have dreamed of what an adolescent Internet of Things and Services – to quote Bosch – might economically mean. From 2015 on, trillions of dollars are projected by experts from McKinsey and Harbor Research, among many others. This is Bill Buxton’s ‘long nose of innovation’ in action and that has nothing to do with lies. For technological innovation to really take off always lasts a few decades, as we know from the work of Carlota Perez.

Unspecific names are used to denote the impact of digital things and services, ranging from the Internet of Everything (Cisco) to the Industrial Internet (General Electric), the Internet of Sensors and Actuators (Vint Cerf, Google) or the Web of the World (Marc Davis, Microsoft). Germans speak of Industrie 4.0, the new wave after mechanization, electrification and information technology.

From a consumer perspective the best way to describe what’s going on around the individual would be PICT: Personal, Intelligent & Calm Things based on PICTechnology, or Personal ICT, including Near Field Computing (NFC) rings and bracelets. Three years ago, the Georgia Institute of Technology delivered an article called The Internet of Nano-Things and indeed developments coming from the Manchester UK Graphene Institute will greatly improve what will be possible with digital things and services.

A Matter of Time
Some twenty years ago, back in 1995, MIT Media Lab director Nicholas Negroponte published a book that by its title says it all: ‘Being Digital.’ One major conclusion was already drawn after the first pages:  ‘computing is not about computers anymore, it’s about living.’ Years before, in 1988, Xerox PARC’s chief technologist Mark Weiser had started to talk about Ubiquitous Computing, aka Pervasive Computing, in the slipstream foreseeing pads, tabs and boards as the computers of the 21st century.
In December 1995 Weiser and his boss John Seeley Brown published their article ‘Designing Calm Technology,’ meaning that ‘technology recedes into the background of our lives’ and that it ‘informs but doesn’t demand our focus or attention.’ Technology that is both calm, non-intrusive and pervasive won’t happen as long as we prefer rich-media tools on sensor-packed touch devices with sound recognition and 100 million apps. Smartwatches, digital tattoos or Google Glasses communicating with intelligent things, among them our smartphone and our smartphone-on-wheels – the connected car or favourite exoskeleton – of course won’t mitigate distraction.

Calm technology might well be the greatest paradox, dilemma, impossibility, and naivety on planet earth. Fact is however that ‘we shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us,’ in particular our behaviour. Over time, we get perfectly comfortable with digital things and services aimed at enriching and improving us, yet counter-productivity keeps crawling up from behind. People and their tools, human and machine should organically coexist and every extra may well be a time-consuming threat.

Kiss the competition goodbye with SMAC: Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud
From a business perspective it’s all about crying for attention and persuading consumers to buy services and things. Digital arousal – calm in itself, yet very persistent and cheap – effectively leads to excited and timely satisfied customers. This dynamism is the rationale behind BJ Fogg’s Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University. It can however be argued that a well-chosen mix of calmness and persuasiveness yields the most durable customer satisfaction. Embracing your customers that way involves SMAC.

A proper combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud intertwines things and services for a splendid customer experience. It’s all a matter of what Michael Treacy and Fred Wiersema in their 1997 book ‘The Discipline of Market Leaders’ brought under the common denominators of customer intimacy, operational excellence and product leadership. The authors advised executives to focus and choose, but in modern digital times there is no choice: disciplined market leaders do all three and operate on the basis of SMAC. Social is a dominant digital force from 2004 on: Web 2.0, Facebook; Mobile from 2007 on: touch devices, apps, smartphone-on-wheels; Analytics effectively from 2010 on, since the first international workshop on MapReduce and its applications; and Cloud from 2006 on when Amazon Web Services were launched.

Tipping point 2015
The tipping point is now, 2015. This moment has been identified as tipping point in the development of things and services in an unsuspicious ICT Industry Study, belonging to a set of 21 sectorial explorations, published in the Spring of 2012 by The Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the U.S. National Defense University. Their report places the Internet of Things on the following timeline:

0-18 months from Spring 2012 onward – this period now lies behind us
The focus lies on mobile computing, and we will see an explosion of smartphones and tablets. Privacy and security remain tricky issues, especially in the context of cyber security and legislation. This has proven to be correct, including all commotion around covert NSA practices.

18-36 months from Spring 2012 onward – that is the present
Internet connectivity is expanding across the economy. In 2008, there were already more digital things than people connected to the internet. Indeed we see mobile devices assuming the function of intermediary between the current internet and the expanding development of things and services.

3-5 years after Spring 2012 – thus from Spring 2015 onward
The development of the Internet of Things is ongoing, and autonomous machine-to-machine communication, in particular, is evolving rapidly. The so-called Smart Grid (intelligent energy supply through feedback loops) will further develop and internet connectivity is becoming increasingly “ubiquitous” and “pervasive” in the cyber-physical world of people, things, services, apps and websites. After the smartphone and tablet explosion, mashups of intelligent things and services will define the next stage of Being Digital.

SMACT by Jaap Bloem Vint Sogeti

Digital Transformation: The paradigm shift towards business as usual

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Where back in the days technology, techies, were seen as weird people which every office needed for I(C)T development and maintance, this view has changes. We are now looking with respect to all kinds of self-made technology billionars of Sillicon Valley. Compared to the pre 2000’s, technology is a hot topic. There is a lot of noise around different elements and types of new technology. Whether we talk about 3D-printing, Augmented Reality, Big Data, Social, Mobile, Analytics, Cloud, (SMAC) + Internet of Things (SMACT), Wireless Power, Robotics, Computer brain interfaces, Human Augmentation, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Digital Customer Experience (DCX), all these topics are in the marketing buzz machines of big industrial leaders or even made on kitchentables by (as Chris Anderson called them) the makers of these days. Lets deepdive in the topic Digital Transformation:

  • “What is Digital Transformation?”
  • “How can I use Digital Transformation in my advantage?”
  • “How to implement a Digital Transformation Strategy”
  • “How can I offer solutions that serves the client/ customer need in 2020?”
  • “What is the relation between Digital Transformation & Digital Customer Experience?”

If you ask me:

“Digital Transformation is the collective noun of the movement which intertwine the physical and digital world to better determine client, customer and target audience needs to deliver excellent products & services with an excellent digital experience by the use of new technology.”

The reason  why I come up with this definition is as follows. Every company exist because it delivers some sort of value, in some sort of way, to some sort of audience. A lot of ‘some sorts’, you might say, and, you are right. But does your company knows, why they deliver what to whom? If you are thinking, on one of those point above I have know idea what I am doing, keep on reading. If you do this already, congratiulations, keep that position. On the other hand, who says that you are doing this already? You, or your client? That is right, keep on reading as well.

Digital Transformation refers to the use of digital tools, new technology to better define customer needs. When companies can define customer/ client needs in a better way, they can provide a better solution. A better solution, whether it is a product or service. Defining customer needs has always been the key activity in marketing. And, even this core activity has changed to ‘hang out’ on digital for some brands, defining needs is key. Because delivering what your audience need is the reason why you exist as a company. To build upon that, customers are getting more and more familiar with digital concepts. Adoption of new technology is increasing by wearable technology and so there is a shift of channel choise on the client side. For that reason companies should make sure that they deliver in the new JIT methode. In the right channel, on the right time, delivering the right solution for the customer need. That it, bottomline, what every new technology is about. Increasing your company to identify B2C/ B2B needs to provide them with better solutions.

The Guardians ‘s Howard King describes in his article called: “What is digital transformation?”  three key drivers of transformation:

“There are three key drivers of transformation: changing consumer demand, changing technology and changing competition. These, of course, are an ecosystem and it is always a convergence of factors that brings about changes in a market.”

There is no such thing as disruption

There is no such thing as overall disruption. The only thing we see today in different market segments all over the world is that companies deliver their belief in a different way then they used to deliver. The Digital way. The reason for this is, that they need to… Customers, clients and target audience groups can no longer be found in traditional channels. Therefor, companies need to change the way they deliver their reason of existance in other, non traditional, channels. And that relates also to another topic where a lot of people are thinking about these days: Digital Customer Experience (DCX).

But, even is Digital Tormation as a fall of business as usual, it tells us something else: “Digital Transformation: The paradigm shift towards business as usual”

Adapt or Die

And that, that is what I call: Digital Transformation. For that reason I will give you the same advice as my Sogeti ViNT colleagues. Design To Disrupt.

“Are you the one who is going to disrupt, or are you going to be disrupted?”

Here is the complete article on Slideshare

This is my point of view on Digital Transformation, now lets see how you can improve your digital journey!

Digital Transformation Strategy Review

Are you interested in the topic: Digital Transformation and how it impacts business and strategy? Take a look at the: “Digital Transformation Strategy Review” community on LinkedIn.

Charline Li: “Leadership in the Digital Era, Giving Up Control.”

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“In business today, the need for innovation and rapid decision-making trumps yesterday’s drive for efficiency. How does this influence what it means to be an effective leader? Charlene Li explains that it’s less about control and more about empowerment: enabling employees to acquire the information they need, so they can make their own decisions.”

“Charlene is the CEO and principal analyst at Altimeter Group, and author of The New York Times bestseller Open Leadership. She is also the co-author of the critically acclaimed, bestselling book Groundswell, named one of 2008’s best business books. She is one of the foremost experts on social media, and a consultant and independent thought-leader on leadership, strategy, social technologies, interactive media and marketing. Fast Company recognized Ms. Li as one of the 100 most creative people in business in 2010, and one of the most influential women in technology in 2009. You can follow her blog at charleneli.com/blog.”

“About the TED Institute: We know that innovative ideas and fresh approaches to challenging problems can be discovered inside visionary companies around the world. The TED Institute helps surface and share these insights. Every year, TED works with a group of select brands to identify internal ideators, inventors, connectors, and creators. Drawing on the same rigorous regimen that has prepared speakers for the TED main stage, TED Institute works closely with each partner, overseeing curation and providing intensive one-on-one talk development to sharpen and fine tune ideas. ”

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http://www.charleneli.com/

Five Tedx talks on the Internet of Things (IoT)

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 The Internet of Things: Dr. John Barrett at TEDxCIT

“Dr. John Barrett is Head of Academic Studies at the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Group Director of the Centre’s Smart Systems Integration Research Group. His research is focused on packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of smart systems in materials, objects and structures. He has been active in Irish and European R&D projects in the areas of packaging and systems integration for almost 30 years and has over 100 publications in topics related to his field.

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)”

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Tedx Talks

Rethink money and meaning with the internet of things: Chris Rezendes at TEDxSanDiego 2013

Chris Rezendes, founder and president of INEX Advisors, talks about the emergence of the Internet of Things—a worldwide deployment of tiny devices to measure, connect, and tear down the barriers between the analog and silicon worlds. While the focus has been on profit, Rezendes argues for a broader perspective. From water wells in Africa to America’s own transportation infrastructure, the Internet of Things can help us put people above machines, faces before screens, and find the path for “AND.”

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Tedx Talks

 

TEDxKTH – Kristina Höök – Living in an Internet of Things World

Kristina Höök is Professor in Human-Machine Interaction at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences, a post she has held since 2003. She is also a part-time employee at SICS, the Swedish Institute of Computer Science. Kristina was a founder of the Mobile Life Centre in 2007, now some 50 researchers who work with corporate and governmental partners including Microsoft Research, Ericsson, Nokia, TeliaSonera and the City of Stockholm. Her research focuses on bodily and emotional interaction. She will talk about “The Internet of Things” – uniquely identifiable objects virtually represented in an Internet-like structure.

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Tedx Talks

 

Designing for the Internet of Things: Rodolphe el-Khoury at TEDxToronto

The fifth annual TEDxToronto conference took place on September 26, 2013 at The Royal Conservatory of Music.

For our 2013 TEDxToronto Conference, all talks, performances and demos were rooted in our selected theme, “The Choices We Make.”

About the Speaker:
Rodolphe el‐Khoury is Director of Urban Design at the University of Toronto’s Daniels Faculty and Partner in the design firm Khoury Levit Fong. el-Khoury is the author of critically acclaimed books in architectural history and theory and has received international recognition for his design work including awards form the American Institute of Architects. As co-director of RAD Lab, el-Khoury researches architectural applications for information technology aiming for enhanced responsiveness and sustainability in buildings and cities.

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Tedx Talks

 

The Internet of Things is Just Getting Started: Arlen Nipper at TEDxNewBedford

TEDxNewBedford was hosted by Chris Rezendes and Dolores Hirschmann on September 5th, 2012. http://www.TEDxNewBedford.com

Arlen Nipper has been designing embedded computer hardware and software for 33 years. Arlen graduated from Oklahoma State University and worked in the oil patch for 10 years learning tons of useful stuff about “how things work” in the real world. The next part of Arlen’s career path led to signing up with a startup technology company called NovaTech providing design and integration services using embedded computer technology. NovaTech was a successful startup and became Arcom Control System and then Eurotech Inc. over the last 20 years. Arlen was the President and CTO of these OEM computer manufacturing companies. Arlen is now the co-founder and President/CTO of Cirrus Link. Across his entire career, Arlen has been passionate about applying embedded computer technology to existing paradigm problems in the industrial controls and automation market sector. But in recent years he has stepped back from just the hardware/software aspects of embedded systems and started to view the entire ecosystem of hardware, software, security, infrastructure, IT and, ultimately, the people being served by the this hugely interesting, emerging “Internet of Things”.​

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Tedx Talks

 

Design Technology in the Internet of Things: Carla Diana at TEDxEmory 2012

Carla Diana is a creative professional who tries to live as close to the near future as possible. She is currently the Associate Director of Interaction Design at Smart Design. Carla holds an MFA in Design from Cranbrook and a Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union. From 2002 to 2007 she was Professor of Interactive Design at the Savannah College of Art and Design and from 2007 to 2008 was Visiting Assistant Professor of Industrial Design at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Her speech includes domestic robots, mobile devices, and sentient kitchen appliances.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event
In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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Tedx Talks

Harvard i-lab | The Business of the Internet of Things with Chad Jones

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The Business of the Internet of Things brought to you by Harvard i-lab:

“The next great paradigm shift in the Internet will be the inclusion of the Internet INSIDE of everything we see in the physical world. Described as The Internet of Things (IOT), the Internet of Everything and the Industrial Internet, it promises to revolutionize not only how we discover, interact and understand our world, but the way we experience our everyday private and working lives. This evolution in technology has captured the imaginations of education, government and businesses alike.

The IOT also presents an unprecedented opportunity for entrepreneurs as the market is expected to produce between $1.2 trillion and $14.4 trillion dollars by 2025. However, navigating the complexities of this brave new world can be tricky. This talk will cover the business and technical considerations of building a connected product for the Internet of Things from end to end including the process, business considerations, funding options and go to market strategies that can make you successful with your project.

Speaker: Chad Jones is an expert in cloud, virtualization and IoT technologies. Mr. Jones has over eighteen years’ experience driving strategic initiatives for start-ups and Fortune 50 companies alike and has traveled the world discussing a vision for a better world through technology. At Xively, a subsidiary of LogMeIn (NASDAQ:LOGM) and formerly known as COSM, he drives the strategic product roadmap for Xively Cloud Services™, oversees go-to-market strategy as well as continuing to create and evangelize Xively’s vision for the Internet of Things.”

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Kevin Ashton, the man, the legend who brought us the Internet of Things

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What started as a business issue, resulted in one of the most impactfull technology trends we are known with today, the Internet of Things. But what is it and who invented this term? In this article a few insights on What IoT is, and who the brain behind this vision is. If we look to the founding father of the definition: “The Internet of Things” we see Kevin Ashton. Ashton, a visionary mind who took the opportunity to change the world as we know it today. The man who changed our vision on the intertwining of physical and digital worlds. And it all started with lipstick.

Kevin Ashton

When I wrote my final thesis on the Internet of Things back in early 2013s had the privalige to interview Ashton on this topic. His idea on IoT and the further research I did resulted into my definition of IoT:

“Internet of Things (IoT) refer to the collective noun for the general idea to connect the physical to the digital via embedded technology. To receive data from all kind of smart objects from the past, the current and the future to communicate and sense or interact with their internal state or the external environment to simplify and facilitate human life, improve business processes, reduce costs and risks and raise efficiency.“ – Rick Bouter

After Cisco had a conversation with Ashton they made a small summary & infographic of his life which you can find below: “It all started with lipstick. A particularly popular color of Oil of Olay lipstick that Kevin Ashton had been pushing as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble was perpetually out of stock. He decided to find out why, and found holes in data about the supply chain that eventually led him to drive the early deployment of RFID chips on inventory. Asked by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to start a group — the Auto-ID Center — that would research RFID technology, he found a way to talk about RFID to a less-than-computer-savvy crowd – by coining the phrase the Internet of Things or IoT. Ashton exploded the Auto-ID Center it into an international lab with 103 sponsors. After helping found a few startups, he’s “retired” into writing, with his first book, How to Fly a Horse: The Secret History of Creation, Invention, and Discovery, due out in January.” Listen to the full podcast here! Cisco Newsroom

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Bouter, Rick, “Internet of Things: for business and beyond (1/2)”, Sogeti ViNT, September 25th, 2013

Many, Kevin, “Kevin Ashton, Father of the Internet of Things & Network Trailblazer“, Cisco Newsroom, December 8th, 2014