Aftermovie Blockchain voor Overheid event

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Wat is Blockchain? Wat kan en moet je er misschien wel mee en waar te beginnen? Caesar Overheid organiseerde 5 oktober het Blockchian event waar bijna 100 man aanwezig was om te luisteren naar Paul Bessems, Marloes Pomp en Caesar Overheid. Naast voorbeeldcases gingen deelnemers ook zelf hands-on aan de slag tijdens de workshops en ging iedereen met een startpunt en/of meer vragen naar huis die verder helpen in de toepassing van Blockchain.

Ben jij nieuwsgierig wat Blockchain voor jouw organisatie kan betekenen? Laat het ons weten!

Wil je meedenken over de impact & over concrete toepassingen van Blockchain binnen de overheid? Join dan onze LinkedIn groep: “Blockchain voor Overheid”

Wil je meer weten over trends in Digitale Transformatie kun je mijn weblog lezen welke je hier kunt vinden:

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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:

Wat zijn de Internet of Things (IoT) en Machine Learning (ML) kansen in de offshore branche?

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Afgelopen maand zijn Garansys en Caesar op bezoek geweest bij Van Oord. Van Oord is een jarenlange relatie van Garansys en wellicht bij je bekend als een van s’werelds grootste baggermaatschappijen van de wereld. Net als ieder bedrijf is Van Oord continu opzoek naar vernieuwing en innovatie om hun producten en diensten naar een hoger niveau te tillen.

Tijdens een inspiratie avond zijn Garansys en Caesar Experts, twee labels van de Caesar groep gevraagd om de deelnemers mee te nemen in de wereld van het Internet of Things & Machine Learning. Garansys collega Hugo Menning opende de avond na een korte introductie van Van Oord.

Internet of Things

Na zijn opening trapte Rick Bouter af met een inspiratie sessie over het Internet of Things. Rick nam de deelnemers mee in de snel veranderende wereld en hoe we tot dit moment gekomen zijn. Hierna vertelde hij wat het Internet of Things precies is en hoe je Internet of Things kunt onderverdelen in diverse elementen. Verder sprak Rick over concrete toepassingen in diverse industrieen vandaag de dag zijn waar Caesar aan bijdraagt en hoe je nu van concept naar prototype kunt komen als bedrijf.

Machine Learning

Hierna vervolgde collega Marco van der Steijle de avond over het thema Machine Learning. Marco nam ons mee in de kansen van zelf lerende systemen, maar stipte ook de techno- ethische vragen aan. Verder deelde Marco zijn visie op de relatie van Machine Learning met Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Deep Learning. Als laatste deelde Marco concrete projecten waar Caesar klanten helpt om Machine Learning concrete resultaten te halen en business goals te realiseren.

De Internet of Things game

Na deze diverse thema’s te hebben aangestipt zijn de deelnemers zelf aan de slag gegaan met de Internet of Things game. Deze game helpt deelnemers om Internet of Things praktisch toepasbaar te maken voor hun eigen organisatie. Of je nu in de producten of diensten sector zit, of je nu wel of geen IoT concept in gedachte hebt, de IoT game kan helpen om jou visie omtrent IoT concreet te maken. Think big, start small is hierbij de gedachte.

Dit heb ik nodig!

Kan jouw organisatie ook wel wat hulp gebruiken om concreet met een case aan de slag te gaan? Wij denken graag mee door middel van bovenstaande voorbeelden. Voor meer informatie over een Internet of Things, Machine Learning inspiratie sessie of Internet of Things game kun je hier contact met mij opnemen

Meer weten over Internet of Things

Wil je meer te weten komen over hoe jouw organisatie Internet of Things in kan zetten? Wij kunnen je helpen van inspiratie tot en met realisatie. Interesse hoe wij je kunnen helpen? Stuur ons via deze link een bericht en wij nemen contact met je op en komen bij je langs. Ondertussen kun je hier onze Internet of Things Whitepaper downloaden of ons volgen via Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook of Instagram.

11.500 Industry 4.0 & the Industrial Internet enthousiasts

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A few years back I started the group Industry 4.0 & the Industrial Internet because there was no similar LinkedIn group on the industry focus of the Internet of Things. Today we passed 11.500 members in this group! Nice to see that IoT enthousiast find eachother and share theor vision on the developments in this area. Feel free to join!

Industry 4.0 & the Industrial Internet

 

 

Internet of Things rapport Caesar Experts – Dutch

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Bij het Internet of Things gaat het erom dat fysieke objecten (producten,
apparaten, machines) digitale, data- en informatie gedreven toegevoegde
waarde krijgen. Met – vaak al eenvoudige – elektronica, draadloze
connectiviteit en een verbinding met het internet worden zij ‘smart’ en
‘connected’. Hiermee raken de fysieke en virtuele wereld steeds meer met
elkaar verbonden. En de technologie is er klaar voor. Sensoren en andere
elektronica worden steeds krachtiger, kleiner, energiezuiniger en tegelijkertijd
goedkoper. Draadloze connectiviteit is overal aanwezig en clouddiensten zijn
laagdrempelig in te zetten.

Ben jij ook benieuwd naar de mogelijkheden die Internet of Things (IoT) biedt voor je organsiatie? Neem contact met me op.

 

 

 

How are FinTechs Planning to Takeover the Financial Services Sector?

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This post originally appeared on SogetiLabs

Where a few years ago the banking and financial industry was steady as a rock, things can change rapidly. FinTechs are entering the market and let the traditional finance and banking industry shake on their grounds.

FinTech, referring to the overall definition of Financial Technology is used for start-ups, scale-ups and other companies who are using disruptive technology to change the way money is managed. Where the traditional finance industry is managed in traditional companies with a very unwieldy, inert and cumbrous IT infrastructure FinTechs will rule by flexibility, agility and disruption.

BI Intelligence made an overview of the FinTech Ecosystem and how it is changing the banking and financial industry due to disruptive technologies.

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BI Intelligence divides the FinTech Ecosystem into six pillars, Payments & Transfers, Lending & Financing, Retail Banking, Financial Management, Insurance and Markets & Exchanges. As you can see FinTechs cover most of the traditional banking and finance value chain.

Very specific solutions in segmented markets is key. That is exactly what FinTechs makes hard to battle. They have very good ideas, products and services in a highly segmented market. Where FinTechs have more issues with the scale-up phase, the Financial Services industry have finds it difficult to be flexible and innovative. Questions which help you stay relevant for your customers can be:

  • What channels are my customers using and how can I adept these in my offerings?
  • How can new technology help my customer in money management?
  • How can we make banking as easy as transferring money?
  • How can we be innovative with products and services to enter new markets where my customer is moving to?

Bottom-line the message stays: FinTechs are taking over your market share financial industry, how are you reacting?

Called as one of the: Machine to Machine (M2M) -Top 100 Thought Leaders by Onalytica

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Machine to Machine (M2M) -Top 100 Thought Leaders

Onalytica made an overview on IoT/ Wearable tech also:

The Internet of Things – Top 100 Thought Leaders

Wearable Tech Landscape 2015: Top Influencers and Brands

According to their website, Onalytica launched our Influencer Relationship Management solution, allowing our customers to systematically manage their relationships with influential stakeholders such as investors, journalists, regulators, thought leaders and bloggers, with a view to scaling their influence and deploying their resources more efficiently. Our Influencer Relationship Management (IRM) solution allows our customers to reach the right people at the right time with the right message at scale, by building relationships with key stakeholders and managing them over time. Our Influencer Identification services allow our customers to surface credible and relevant influencers to form the foundation of their influencer marketing programmes.

Five design principles for the Internet of Relevant Things

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This article originally appeared on SogetiLabs

Five design principles for the Internet of Relevant Things

The possibility of generating data out of external or internal environments to create actionable insights, which we can steer on – is a promise that the Internet of Things brings to us. Nowadays, large industries and small start-ups are driving their businesses toward IoT-related segments to get a piece from the ‘connectivity’ pie.

Yesterday, I visited the website “Internet of Useless Things.” Despite the name, it is a very useful website to visit. The company that launched this website is called: +Rehadstudio. This website, initially, provides a great overview of connected objects, which do not really serve a business point. A good point to remember, in this context, is that not every object with a connection can provide a great breakthrough in the IoT world.

I believe… this is exactly the point that +RehadStudio wants to put forward. If you are working in the IoT segment, please think about the true reason why you should connect objects and processes. There is only one good answer here: Be relevant to your own business strategy and customers; and gain competitive advantage out of the Internet of Things. Connecting the right things is the very first step to reach this ambition.

Designing the Internet of ‘Relevant’ Things

Amid the useless IoT-related products and services, the website states five principles to help us enter the Internet of Things market, and be relevant. These five IoT design principles are:

  1. More learning, less interface
  2. Numbers need a narrative
  3. Devices that can keep a secret
  4. Improvements, not builds
  5. It’s what’s inside that counts (too)

What is your motive to connect something to the internet? Let us know.

Intel steps into the Internet of platforms

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS according to: “Intel Unifies and Simplifies Connectivity, Security for IoT

  • Intel® IoT Platform unifies gateway, connectivity and security components to simply deploy IoT.
  • Designed to provide a repeatable foundation for devices to deliver trusted data to the cloud.
  • New integrated hardware and software products based on the platform.
  • Announces new relationships with Accenture*, Booz Allen Hamilton*, Capgemini*, Dell*, HCL*, NTT DATA*, SAP*, Tata Consultancy* and Wipro* to develop and deploy solutions on the Intel IoT Platform.

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Source: Intel Newsroom

Internet of Things: Revealing the secrets of your customer needs

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This article originally appeared on Capgemini ‘s: “Capping IT off” blog

A future where we have more interaction with our devices then with our beloved ones? Not that I am looking forward to a future where we are more in contact with our devices then the people we love but… Imagine what insights we will have about human life, the city around us and the world we live upon.  We are trying to track these summed up items already. Just think about movements such as the quantified self, smart cities and so on. Wearable technology around, upon and in us are measuring all kinds of things we do. Cities full of sensors sensing the way people live and how to build a smart system around our lives. The reason why I ask you the question is because devices tell us more than you might think. When we translate these devices into business perspective we are going to see whole other of the customer- and client we ones knew.

“Traditional industry drivers are struggling to hold their Fortune 500 position by not knowing how to really step into the world of the Internet of Things.”

 To really understand our customers & clients we need actionable insights. Even if the IoT is ‘the insight’ promise we all waited for, you might think it is not that easy. On the one hand you are right, on the other hand you are not. The data all these connected objects and devices are giving you about your company, business processes or clients are need to be actionable. If you cannot make data actionable you can have silos full of data but it will not make any sense. To make the data actionable you need a few different elements.
  1. You need devices that monitor the inner state or external environment of the process you want to steer on.
  2. The next step is to collect and store the generated data in the cloud. The cloud is scalable, flexible, it reduces costs on your own technology infrastructure, improved accessibility and so on.
  3. After you have collect and stored the data you need to analyze it. When you analyze the collected data with specialized tools you will find out patterns and you can analyze every relation you want.
  4. Now the data has been analyzed you have actionable data about the inner state or external environment of the object you let sense
So to sum up: Generate it, distribute it, store it, analyze it, make it actionable and create insights where you can, and want to steer on to reach your business goals.And, that is what the future will be like…When re-thing the position of traditional successful companies we talked about at the start of this article it made me think. Let us think the complete opposite of a traditional company who is struggling with IoT and ask an Internet of Things start-up why it does what it does and how they are reacting on today’s market changes.For that reason I had a conversation with Steve Sanders, Director of Strategic Alliances of Buddy Platform, Inc. Buddy just has launched its new platform and I talked with Sanders on how customers of Buddy benefit of their new platform and why companies should enter the era of Internet of Things.

1. Buddy Launches New Platform today, what is it about?
Buddy Platform, Inc., has launched its new platform that hosts and manages data generated by any connected device, enabling measurement of a device from the moment it’s turned on throughout its entire lifecycle. This data, often referred to as “telemetry data,” conveys information about the performance and usage of the device, and is now accessible from any common BI tool.

2. What does this mean for Buddy’s customers?
By giving product management, engineering and support teams access to this data, and the insights that are derived from it, organizations can dramatically increase their ability to build better products and support the customers of these products in-market.

3. Why should companies step into the noisy Internet of Things technology?
Quote from Sanders:

“‘Things’ can tell you a lot about your processes. Obviously, not every company can benefit from Thingification, but many will. Ultimately, not enabling electronics, machinery, automobiles, aircraft, etc. to tell their story will be a mistake.”

 4. Why is it so important for organizations to provide, collect and analyze data?
Organizations that fail to leverage device data are flying blind. Getting IoT data into the right hands, at the right time, then doing the right things with it, can be the difference between success and failure for many business units or businesses.5. How can Buddy help them with that?
Buddy works by hosting a series of regionally sandboxed, global Buddy API endpoints to which devices can send their raw telemetry data. This data is pushed into a secure storage infrastructure called BuddyVault, whereupon it is then managed, queried and exposed back to the customer in any form they wish with BuddyView. This may take the form of integrations into common business intelligence tools, or as raw APIs that can be plugged into any customer or M2M scenario.With the addition of a few lines of code, the Buddy Platform offers the lowest overhead solution for extracting telemetry data from a device, and can make an unprecedented amount of device performance data broadly accessible to an organization, including:
  • How is this device being used? Is it performing like we designed it to, is it working as expected?
  • What error codes is my device reporting, and how is that affecting the customer experience?
  • How many of my devices are being used?
  • Where are they?
  • When are they used and how often?
  • Are they on or off?
  • How are my devices communicating with one another? If not, what’s not working?
  • How are my devices performing with connected ecosystems like smart homes or industrial infrastructure?
6. What tip you would you have for companies which wants to start in the Internet of Things segment?
Work with consultants and software vendors that are willing to “play nice” with one another, and are focused on your solution’s success as the ultimate prize.  Buddy’s CEO David McLauchlan Quote:

“Now that devices as varied as door locks, light bulbs, kiosks and cars are all becoming connected, there’s a huge amount of data that can give manufacturers exactly the information they need to support and improve their products.”

 said David McLauchlan, CEO of Buddy Platform, Inc.

“Device manufacturers are not cloud infrastructure companies. They’ve built technology into their products to control the device, but haven’t built the infrastructure to access and use the device’s telemetry data to improve the product and delight customers. Buddy makes it fast and easy to access those insights and immediately understand more deeply how customers are using these kinds of IoT devices.”

continued McLauchlan.To finish this article I would like to take you to a quote from Buddy Platform Inc. its website: Devices have a story to tell. Are you listening?” When we start listening to the devices, what they see, what they hear, what they sense, we are able to get a more and more 360 degree view of our business processes and customers. And when we really know what is going on, we can really steer on situations, processes and customer needs. When we have that we can provide everything IoT has promised us…