This spring, I participated in three major IoT-focused events and came away with mixed feelings about the state of the industry. The first was the Internet of Things World in Santa Clara, California. The conference tends to focus on more technological aspects of IoT and draws thousands of attendees. A few days later, I flew to London to take part in the Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF), an invitation-only event that caters to the C-suite audience. The third was a board meeting and strat...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is literally everywhere, and one can’t help but marvel at how far the technology has come in the last few years.
As a believer in tech-powered economic opportunities, I can’t help but feel disappointed when a highly promising technology doesn’t develop as rapidly as forecasts would have it. In 2010, Hans Vestburg, the former CEO of Ericssson envisioned 50 billion connected devices by 2020, a number he shared in a shareholders presentation that year. In 2012, IBM went even higher—1 trillion connected devices by 2015. - See more at: http://insight.ieeeusa.org/insight/content/views/553170#sthash.nWo9Q4p1.dpuf
What if I told you that you could visit three continents in one day without leaving your office and truly feel like you were there in person? That you could move down a hallway or across a stage, make eye contact and feel, well, more like a human being than just a face on a screen?
Let’s pause on the robots-are-taking-over-our-jobs panic for a minute and take a look at how some robots — telepresence robots, specifically — could be used to give access not only to jobs but to meaningful and rewarding careers for a historically overlooked and excluded population — people with disabilities.
At a conference last October, I encountered a fascinating “creature” named AVA that I mentioned in a blog post shortly afterwards.
Though extraordinarily helpful in keeping a conversation going with another conference attendee, AVA was not a person. She (or perhaps I should say “it”) was a telepresence-enabled robot that made it possible for an Internet of Things World Forum participant to attend the conference in Chicago while remaining physically in Germany.
There has been much excitement in the media lately about how breakthroughs in neuroscience can be applied to improve our daily lives. From brain-boosting juices and snacks, to game apps designed to keep our brains agile, to marketing techniques promising more effective selling -- neuroscience has captured public imagination.
The UK is mobilizing a strong and quite deliberate push for innovation-driven business development—domestically and globally. And nowhere is this more evident than in London.
How transportation maintenance, repair, and operations facilities can help prevent wheel runoff crashes with precision torquing
I RECENTLY ATTENDED the second annual Internet of Things World Forum in Chicago, IL. In the opening keynote presentation, Wim Elfrink, Cisco’s EVP of Industry Solutions and Chief Globalization Officer, referenced Gartner’s latest version of its “Hype Cycle,” noted that IoT (the Internet of Things) has climbed over the past year to its peak.
In our third and final installment of the NMAAHC dedication series, we talked to two people who have lent their professional skills to help bring about this momentous event. Liz Ott is an Account Director at Threespot, a DC-based digital agency, and a former AIGA DC president. Mike Englert is at Eighty2degrees, a creative design studio.
Named for the gas lanterns that line its outdoor walkways, Gaslight Square is a luxury condo property that brings a perfect combination of classic style and modern design to North Arlington. Three parallel five-story buildings, hold 117 units and offer residents all the conveniences of an urban lifestyle — while creating the atmosphere of single-family living. An underground garage fits 165 vehicles, but a short walk brings you to two Metro stops as well as countless stores and restaurants.