Giulio Coraggio: When FinTech meets the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things and FinTech are among the fastest growing markets, but their intersection leads to new legal issues to which operators might not be ready.

According to the estimates of Goldman Sachs,  traditional financial institutions and banks might lose $4.7 trillion in revenue to the benefit of fintech companies. Fintech firms are not expected to kill off traditional banks, but will act as disrupters cutting costs and improving the quality of financial services.

Sharon Florentine: Most in-demand Internet of Things skills

The Internet of Things (IoT) is in the midst of an explosion, as more connected devices proliferate. But there's not enough talent with the right skills to manage and execute on IoT projects. In fact, insufficient staffing and lack of expertise is the top-cited barrier for organizations currently looking to implement and benefit from IoT, according to research from Gartner.

Andrew Nusca: Could Google Home Be the Next Gateway Drug for the Internet of Things?

Google  GOOG 0.06%  will introduce Home, its Amazon Echo competitor, at its I/O developer’s conference today, according to a rash of news reports published yesterday.

I’ll certainly be watching. Echo (and its voice-activated personal assistant, Alexa) were the surprise hit of last summer and a rare hardware hit for a company that changed the world with the Kindle e-reader but also produced the flop known as the Fire phone. But what has been most fascinating about Amazon’s  AMZN 0.31% device is how Echo has become a gateway drug for the connected home.

Dave Brooks: Eventbrite's RFID Technology Helps Festivals Enhance Consumer Experience

This summer, fans attending Governors Ball on Randall’s Island in New York will enter the festival using one of the most advanced RFID wristband technologies in live music.

Developed by Eventbrite and its recently acquired Scintilla Technologies, the new RFID technology is an access control system that allows for cashless payments, rapid onsite fulfillment and offline operations with multiple layers of redundancies to continue to power an event if the network goes down.

George Poulos Inviting suggestions for a theme for the Conference on Communication and Mass Media in Athens on 8-9 May 2017

This year we hosted the 14th Annual International Conference on Communication and Mass Media, and we are currently organizing the 2017 Conference which will be held in Athens on 8-9 May 2017. At this stage, we invite all our members and friends to suggest a possible topic to be included as potential panel session in the program, under their academic leadership.

If you need more information, please let me know and I will send it through to you. Of course, you are more than welcome to submit a proposal for a paper presentation as well. 

Marina Belozerova: Version 5.3 of AggreGate IoT Integration Platform comes with enhanced GIS capabilities, better OPC connectivity and a new Dashboard Designer

This major platform update delivers enhancing GIS capabilities, better OPC connectivity, a new dashboard designer, as well as improved usability and new drivers.

IDC Innovators for the 2016 Internet of Things Platforms Market

FRAMINGHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- International Data Corporation (IDC) has published its 2016 IDC Innovators report recognizing pioneering players in the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms market. IDC Innovators are companies with under $50 million in revenue that offer an inventive technology and/or groundbreaking new business model.

(IDC) has named the 2016 IDC Innovators in the Internet of Things (IoT) platforms market.

Arrayent, BugLabs, and MachineShop were all named as IDC Innovators in the Internet of Things platforms market for 2016.

Michael Tusch: You may have seen the news today that Apical has been acquired by ARM.

I founded Apical 14 years ago and have seen it grow into one of the world’s leading technology companies.  The acquisition by ARM will enable it to grow even more successfully than it has to date.

I will be joining ARM as VP Imaging, to assist the company evolve and deploy Apical’s core computer vision technology, Spirit, across the semiconductor space.

I am equally pleased to announce that I have created a new company, ArtOfUs to take over the development and deployment of the ART software and services platform enabling real-time analysis of people behaviour.

ARM Acquires Apical – a Global Leader in Imaging and Embedded Computer Vision

ARM has acquired the entire share capital of Apical Limited (“Apical”), a global leader in imaging and embedded computer vision intellectual property (IP) products

The acquisition accelerates the ARM ecosystem’s growth into new markets such as connected vehicles, robotics, smart cities, security systems, industrial/retail applications and Internet of Things devices
Apical technology extends ARM’s product portfolio in existing markets such as smartphones and cameras.

Carly Dell: What is IoT? Definitions from Industry Experts

By the end of 2016, there are expected to be 6.4 billion connected “things” throughout the world – a number that is up a whopping 30 percent from 2015.

By 2020, we should expect the number of connected things to be up to 20.8 billion. This amounts to over 5.5 million new things connected every single day.

These “things” – or devices, machines, and objects – are connected to the Internet in our homes, workplaces, schools, cities, and cars, helping us live smarter, more efficient, and more streamlined lives.

IoT in Oil and Gas Europe 2016 (June 29-30 – Aberdeen, United Kingdom)

IoT in Oil and Gas Europe 2016 (June 29-30 – Aberdeen, United Kingdom) will provide a competitive advantage to operators and service companies who are looking at ways to:

  • 1. Maximize the life of current assets,
  • 2. Drive productivity and operational efficiency, and
  • 3. Reduce cost in the current price environment.

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