Anne Lauvergeon is chairman of the board of Sigfox, a French startup that wants to be the Ma Bell of the Internet of Things.
Anne Lauvergeon says her first husband used to say, “‘The problem with Anne: she has no ambition.” And while Lauvergeon claims to agree with him, the ambitions of her company tell a different story. Indeed, Sigfox, where Lauvergeon is chairman of the board, aims to be no less than the Ma Bell of the Internet of Things.
FREMONT, Calif., May 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Identiv, Inc. (Nasdaq:INVE) has been awarded four U.S. patents by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for its NFC, mobile and security inventions. Identiv has a strong intellectual property (IP) portfolio of more than 75 patents, granted and pending.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) is one of the major technologies that will become ubiquitous in the supply chain and is poised to have a dramatic impact. RFID technology has actually been around since the 1970s, but it has only started to have a real effect on the supply chain within the past few years, and its use is expected to increase as a means of tracking goods and assets.
“If we do this wrong, the technology providers could end up destroying hundreds of millions of jobs with products and services in the cloud, which makes these businesses indispensable and very rich,” says Gerd Leonhard, futurist, author and CEO of The Futures Agency.
In many EU countries, entire herds of cattle are carefully "micro-chipped" so the animals can be monitored. What if we did the same to people? It would be difficult to become a criminal or (gulp) a terrorist!
A worker holds sensors during the official opening of the Japanese-German manufacturing joint venture, the automotive supplier JaDe Sensortechnik GmbH, in Dresden, Germany, Monday, March 23, 2015. The new company produces sensors and sensor systems for automotive manufacturers. Jens Meyer/Associated Press
It doesn’t make any sense to buy or sell IoT as a concept, but rather the value the related technologies can bring, whether for turbines or cows. Panelists at The Automation Conference discuss real-world use cases and the best way to get started.
British beverage company Diageo is the largest producer of spirits in the world and owner of some of the world's most storied brands, including Crown Royal, Smirnoff, Ketel One, Gordon's, Tanqueray, Captain Morgan and Johnnie Walker. Tradition is a byword at Diageo, but so is innovation.
Reassembling Relationships: People, Systems, Things
12. Annual Conference | German Society for Design Theory and Research (DGTF)
Venue | University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany (Fachhochschule Potsdam, FHP)
Date | 16th - 17th October 2015
Internet of Things, Smart-cities and Fog computing are representative examples of modern ICT paradigms that aim to describe a dynamic and global cooperative infrastructure built upon objects intelligence and self-configuring capabilities; these connected objects are finding their way into vehicles (smart-cars), urban areas (smart-cities) and infrastructure (smart-grid).
BORACAY -- Recognizing the potential of the Internet of Things and the online interconnection of everyday objects, public, nonprofit and private representatives provided recommendations on how APEC member governments can nurture this innovative technology to realize both economic and social benefits.
Did you hear the one about the connected cow? It might seem like a joke, but thanks to advancements in big data, technology and the Internet of Things, a new era of farming is emerging.
Cows are being connected to the internet to help track the animal’s health and improve their milk yield. This is done by placing special electronic collars on the cattle. The collars contain a wireless sensor that transmits data about the animal’s health and the amount of milk being produced back to a central computer or device.
But what if we could design objects that utilised the internet in truly smart, differentiated ways, while also communicating their own function? What if we could understand this function intuitively, effortlessly? And what if these objects showed us – actually showed us, through their design features, their data flows and their legally-binding background conditions – how our information is being used, who can access it, where it is going, and why?