Giulio Coraggio: Big Data and IoT – a match with troubles…

Big data and Internet of Things (IoT) are the keys of the success for a large number of (if not all) companies, but their exploitation requires to deal with privacy and compliance issues.

We just ran our first Big Data Workshop which was very well attended by banking and insurance companies as well as technology, telecom and consumables companies showing that the topic of big data is relevant for companies active in a very broad range of industries.  I made available our presentation here and below is a short outline of the covered topics

Chris Taylor: Nest Cam is here, but the 'Internet of Things' still isn't

SAN FRANCISCO — Nest, one of the most recognizable names in home automation, unveiled a welcome refresh of its product line here Wednesday. There's slightly smarter software for the thermostat, a slightly thinner, slightly smarter version of the smoke alarm — the $99 Nest Protect — and a slightly thinner, slightly smarter, heavily rebranded version of the Dropcam, now the $199 Nest Cam.

I, RFID Robot: Tesco Stores Piloting New Robot to Roam Apparel Aisles and Read Item-Level Tags

Well, why not - how about combining two hot technologies, robotics and item level RFID in retail, to come up with a new solution?

RFspot is also working on automated tools for the robots to open doors and operate elevators in situations in which they must move from one room to another through a door.

Danish Upadhyay: First, politicians and bureaucrats should have clarity over Smart city: Seth

Indore : Indore, a leading city of the MP, has the natural and ready platform to become a smart city. This due and deserving fact puts more responsibility on the politicians and bureaucrats to handle the project efficiently. But, it seems that the concepts of the politicians as well as bureaucrats are not clear about the ambitious project. It should also be kept in mind that the entire city should be developed as a smart city not in few pieces.

James Henderson: Internet of Things set to become “cornerstone” of excellent customer service

"The success of IoT enables and is dependent on strong customer service and support."

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly interlacing with every business and consumer product.

So much so that the success of IoT enables and is dependent on strong customer service and support.

According to analyst firm Frost & Sullivan, IoT can create a strong return on investment (ROI) by reducing support costs, increasing customer loyalty and referrals, uncovering insights to cross-sell or up-sell to customers, and developing customer-appealing products.

Accenture, Jens R. Derksen: Ground-Breaking Report From Accenture Interactive Finds Internet of Things Driving New Era of “Living Services”

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Organizations will soon be creating a new wave of transformative digital services driven by the convergence of the Internet of Things (IoT) and shifting consumer expectations, finds a new report from Accenture (NYSE:ACN). The report, titled “The Era of Living Services,” predicts a new era of highly sophisticated “living services” that can learn and tailor themselves in real-time to meet the changing needs of consumers, workers, patients and citizens.

“We call them ‘Living Services’ for three reasons”

Allen Ma: Why the internet of things represents a golden opportunity for Hong Kong

The arrival of the Apple Watch in stores may herald the first hands-on experience with the internet of things (IoT) for many in Hong Kong but it is almost certainly not the first time their lives have been touched by it. Put simply, IoT is the rapidly expanding universe of objects that have the ability to gather and transfer data over a network without requiring human interaction.

Katleen Gabriels: ‘Quantified otherness’: Does continuous technical connectivity destabilize our moral connectedness?

Smartphones, mobile applications, and computing services are omnipresent in our daily lives. Mobile and wearable computers interact wireless with numerous sensors from a distance (Scoble & Israel, 2014, p. xx). Their omnipresence makes sure that we are never unconnected from the network of ubiquitous information and, via that network, from others. Our situation is one of ‘continuous connectivity’.

Peter Sondergaard: The Internet of Things will give rise to the algorithm economy

It’s hard to avoid. Almost every CEO’s conversation about how IT is driving innovation inevitably comes back to the potential of big data. But data is inherently dumb. It doesn’t actually do anything unless you know how to use it. And big data is even harder to monetise due to the sheer complexity of it.

Arnaud Bouvier: Beach brain: ‘smart’ bikini tells you when to tan

The Internet of Things – connecting everyday items with sensors – is hitting the beach in time for the northern hemisphere’s summer with a bikini that says when it’s time to apply more sun screen.

The made-to-measure invention comes from France – the country that invented the bikini – but with a price tag that might make even the well-tanned beach amazon blanch: 149 euros ($167).

Bill Bennett: Huawei steps out on super-smart 5G path

The next generation of mobile technology is still at least five years away. But when it arrives New Zealand could be among the first countries to get it. The telecommunications industry still hasn't nailed down a detailed plan for 5G, but Alex Wang, Huawei vice-president of wireless marketing, says his company is determined to play a leading role in its development.

Speaking at Huawei's leafy 2sq km Shenzhen campus, Wang says 4G is now mainstream mobile technology. It works well but there's already a need for something more.

Ben Lee: Smart cities should be people-oriented

Smart city is finding its way into public discourse. Simply put, smart city refers to making good use of advanced information technology architecture to address urban issues and enhance the quality of life in a community.

It may manifest itself in more efficient and responsive public services, a more tech-savvy citizenry and a cleaner environment, among other things.
In his policy address in January, Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying unveiled plans to develop a smart city in Kowloon East.
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Giulio Coraggio: Internet of Things needs privacy by design

We are working on very interesting Internet of Things projects and the feeling is always that lawyers are involved at the very late stage when the product is already completed and ready to be launched in the very next days.  At that stage a “negotiation” between the legal team and the technical and commercial teams starts on what changes can be implemented without requiring further developments/costs, what risks should be taken, and whenever lawyers raise an issue, the technical and commercial teams have almost a “heart attack“…

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