The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things Review: Issue 35

Internet of Things News, Podcasts, Events and Insights from Rob Tiffany


NEWS HEADLINES

 

Vodafone implements NB-IoT to develop smart vineyards in Spain  Link

Vodafone will use its new “Sensing4Farming” platform for the NB-IoT project with Spanish wine producer Bodegas to develop what it describes as the “winery of the future”, using narrowband Internet of Things technology

Smart Energy: A Blueprint for AI, IoT And 5G Convergence  Link

By necessity, assets like oil rigs, wind farms and mines are often located in remote and harsh environments, posing safety risks to human workers during construction, inspections and repairs. Equipment laden with sensors can collect petabytes of data, but without reliable high-speed wireless infrastructure, transmitting it can be slow and unwieldy, straining the system’s bandwidth.

Five Reasons Why IoT Is Not Ready For Prime Time  Link

In the current state of the IoT industry, there is an abundance of technology, smart devices and innovative solutions, but there are also many issues and inflated expectations. While the benefits of IoT technology are numerous, IoT is still not ready for prime time.

IoT for Power Distribution: Taking Reliability and Efficiency to New Levels  Link

U.S. energy forecasting agency projects that, despite gains in energy efficiency, global population growth and other drivers will cause energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions to keep rising. Many experts are also forecasting that aging power grids and greater occurrences of extreme weather events will continue to put reliability at risk.

Telstra partners on IoT with water utilities  Link

In an effort to prevent water wastage and bring down customer bills, Telstra announced that it has been trialing its Digital Water Metering solution with water utilities for a year.


PODCASTS

 

Momenta Edge Podcast: Explore Uncaptured IoT Value in the Basics – A Conversation with Rob Tiffany  Link

The conversation with Rob covered his origins in the 1990s building connected systems for vending machines using technologies considered primitive by today’s standards. We follow the progression of the industry through the evolution of powerful enabling technologies while fundamental principles forged during Rob’s early experience inform the success of his work at larger companies including Microsoft and Hitachi. A key message to the industry is the need to focus on the basics like connecting machines for visibility and operational efficiencies – the more advanced technologies like AI and Blockchain are interesting, but there’s important value that’s being overlooked today – and real business needs to be met.

#IoT Podcast 8: What to Look for in an IoT Platform  Link

With literally hundreds of IoT platforms on the market, how do you know which ones to add to your short list? As a rule of thumb, an IoT platform should connect to Things, manage their identity + security, collect data, store, manage, analyze and visualize that data, integrate with enterprise systems and take action on insights. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through these minimum requirements to help you make an informed choice.

#IoT Podcast 7: Can the Web Save the Internet of Things?  Link

Despite the great promise of IoT to improve business and society, many think it’s being held back due to complexity and the associated lack of required skills to make it a success. Is it possible that the antidote to this complexity and skill shortage problem lies in the existing open standards and technologies that comprise the World Wide Web? In this podcast, Rob Tiffany makes the case for using existing W3C standards to power the Internet of Things.

#IoT Podcast 6: I’m Here to Eliminate your Workforce  Link

For more than a century, advances in technology, machinery and automation have oftentimes replaced humans as a means to accomplish tasks. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany tackles the unsavory topic of workforce reduction as certain tasks have evolved from manual to mobile to IoT.

#IoT Podcast 5: Breaking Down Blockers to IoT Adoption  Link

Despite the promise of process optimizations, innovative new business models and cost savings, the multi-trillion dollar Internet of Things megatrend faces a variety of headwinds that are slowing adoption and commercial rollouts. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany discusses ways to approach and overcome adoption blockers like security, complexity, the skillset shortage and the quest for value.

#IoT Podcast 4: Building the Internet of Humans and Machines  Link

More and more, humans and machines are working together side by side. Therefore, it’s important for Internet of Things platforms and associated technologies to treat them the same. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany illustrates use cases where humans perform work on behalf of machines and vice versa.

#IoT Podcast 3: Lumada’s Visionary IIoT Journey to the Gartner Magic Quadrant  Link

Hitachi Lumada landed in the Visionary quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant report for Industrial Internet of Things Platforms. It took less than two years for this revolutionary IIoT technology to go from concept to Visionary. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany gives you a “behind the scenes” look at the Lumada journey from concept to shipping product.

#IoT Podcast 2: Why IoT?  Link

It’s always important to ask “Why” in everything you do whether it’s for business or your personal life. The Internet of Things is no different. In this podcast, Rob Tiffany explains why embarking on the IoT journey is tremendously valuable for business and society.

#IoT Podcast 1: What is IoT?  Link

Welcome to the Internet of Things Podcast. We’re taking decades of experience in the areas of M2M, embedded control systems, wireless, microcontrollers, SCADA, sensors, the cloud, the edge, advanced analytics, digital twins, plus the industrial Internet and teaching it to you every week. In this introductory podcast, Rob Tiffany walks you through basic IoT concepts in order to give you a baseline level of knowledge to build upon.


INSIGHTS

 

#IoT Trends and Predictions for 2018  Link 

With software and adjacent technologies continuing to eat the world, I see the pace of digital transformation accelerating in 2018 as organizations strive to enhance their customer and operational intelligence.


UPCOMING EVENTS

 

Rob Tiffany will deliver a keynote at the Node+JS Interactive Link

Vancouver, October 10-12 2018

Rob Tiffany will be attending the IoT Solutions World Congress  Link

Barcelona, October 16-18 2018

IoT Summit Chicago  Link

Chicago, November 27-28 2018


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