Posted By Simon Montford on Nov 11 2019
The Internet as we know it is transitioning from a centralised network that primarily connects humans (Web 2.0), to a decentralised network that primarily connects autonomous machines (Web 3.0). Tomorrow's Internet will not only be more machine-centric, but (hopefully) more decentralised, democratic, ethical, and efficient. The three primary ingredients that are making this a reality are IoT for machine connectivity, AI for machine automation, and DLT (blockchain) for distributed machine interaction.
The fifth edition of IOT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) took place last week, and WEB3-IOT attended as an official global media partner. During the three-day event there was a focus on high-quality sales contacts and real-world case studies. The 16,000 visitors, who attended the event, organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), have witnessed the maturity of the Internet of Things, a key technology in digital transformation and learned from fellow users during three days of the Congress. IoT Solutions World Congress 2019 was co-located with Blockchain Solutions World (BSW) and AI & Cognitive Systems Forums (AI & CS), showcasing new solutions, processes and services to seize the full potential and value of data across many industries.
The Industrial Internet Consortium® (IIC™) today announced from its pavilion (E541) at IoT Solutions World Congress three new Test Drives available as part of its Accelerator Program designed to help companies advance their digital transformation strategies. Test Drives are the results of IIC Testbeds and proofs of concept that are available for technology end users to employ and adopt in their own environments.
Digitalisation is making a relentless headway and transforming all kinds of industries and economic sectors, as a result of which many companies are assessing the most suitable technologies to invest in. To help them in their decision-making and implementation, the time has come for another IoTSWC (IoT Solutions World Congress), the international flagship event that will bring together more than 350 exhibitors, including the world’s leading suppliers of IoT, artificial intelligence and blockchain solutions. It will also host a congress with over 300 speakers who will discuss the benefits of digitalisation based on their experiences in different businesses, analysing the challenges and new implications opening up in this era of smart connectivity.
The 2019 edition of IOT Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) will feature a new specific area under the name IOT Solutions.Font that will focus on startups with original and innovative IoT, Artificial Intelligence, and Blockchain based products and services. On its first year, it will hold a total of 10 companies from around the globe who have already tested their products in the market and have shown a real potential for internationalization. These startups will showcase their solutions in the exhibition area, take part in networking activities and compete to access an acceleration program.
SiGMA Group has announced that the winter edition of Malta A.I. & Blockchain Summit will take place 7th to 8th November 2019, at the InterContinental Arena Conference Centre, St Julian’s, Malta, marking the second event in 2019 for the successful expo.
PICANTE Media and Events, a fast-growing global news and publishing service portal has officially opened the registrations for the inaugural PICANTE Tech Conference Europe, which will be held in Prague between 3-4 September 2019. PICANTE Tech Conference Europe is a B2B event which aims to touch base on hot topics of the tech industry with an emphasis on the use of Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence by SMEs, the rise of Fintech in Europe, discussions, and investment opportunities in Quantum Technology, Nanotech, AR/VR, and the many uses of 5G in the IoT segment and beyond.
The IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) program is taking shape. The event, organized by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), announces the first sessions and speakers of its next edition, among which are the American analyst Joe Barkai, together with important directors of global technology companies such as Dell, Ericsson, Google Cloud, Huawei, IBM, Microsoft, SAS, Wipro, as well as executives from companies that use IoT solutions such as Hugo Boss, SNCF Réseau, or Maersk GTD, among others..
The IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC), the largest international event devoted to innovation in the industrial internet of things (IIoT), will return to Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue from 29 to 31 October 2019. In its fifth year, the IoTSWC will reveal the real scope of the digital transformation in different industrial sectors and businesses that are incorporating disruptive technologies such as IoT, blockchain and artificial intelligence into their activity. The major suppliers of industrial solutions and information technology providers heading this paradigm shift will take part as exhibitors, together with experts who will present the trends that are driving this rapidly-expanding market.
The IoT Tech Expo Europe; will arrive in Amsterdam this June to host 500+ industry leaders exploring the future of enterprise technology with a two-day conference stream covering the future of industrial IoT. Speakers within this conference stream include senior representatives from Airbus, Pirelli, EY, Transdev, Siemens and Tata Steel. Europe’s leading IoT conference will return to the RAI Amsterdam on the 19-20 June and is set to welcome 10,000 attendees across the 4 co-located events comprising of IoT, AI, big data, cyber security, cloud and blockchain.
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Post By Simon Montford on Oct 18, 2018
The world’s most advanced security product for IoT devices was unveiled yesterday at the IoT Solutions World Congress. Developed by the UK company, Crypto Quantique, it has the capabilities required to become the foundational security product for every IoT device in the world. The foundational technology consists of the world’s first quantum driven secure chip (QDSC) on silicon which, when combined with cryptographic APIs, provides highly scalable, integratable, easy-to-implement and seamless end-to-end security for any connected device.
Post By Simon Montford on Oct 3, 2018
Today’s web is pretty much controlled by an oligopoly of tech giants that I will refer to as “GAFAM”. They have grown incredibly rich by hoovering up personal data belonging to billions of people and using it to develop incredibly addictive products. This practice is, in most cases, perfectly legal as it is done with the consent of their users.
Post By Simon Montford on Sept 27, 2018
When I attended Digit’s FinTech event held in Edinburgh last week – another impeccably run conference – one of the main, consistent themes was the rise of challenger banks. What became obvious from the talks I listened to and the conversations I had with delegates was that a classic David and Goliath scenario is starting to play out. Not only are plucky fintech startups like Atom, Monzo and Revolut enticing affluent young customers away from traditional banks, but they are also managing to convert them into fiercely loyal advocates. This is an extraordinary feat when you consider how much is spent by incumbents on advertising and marketing.
Post By Anthony Broderick on June 25, 2018
Here at WEB3-IOT our aim is to track the inevitable convergence between the Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Distributed Ledger Technologies (DLT) such as blockchain. One of the most heated debates in the DLT space right now is - which blockchain will form the infrastructure for the coming wave of Decentralised Applications (Dapps) that will run on Web 3.0? Anthony Broderick takes a deep dive into how Bitcoin and Ethereum' blockchain platforms stack up against EOS.
Post By Simon Montford on June 14, 2018
Before I begin, it is vital that I make one thing very clear. By writing this piece, it is not my intention to judge or undermine event organisers. They must be congratulated for all their hard work, and it’s important to remember that conferences are a platform for innovation. They facilitate connections, inspire new thinking, and enable innovators to promote themselves and obtain much-needed visibility as a result of being given a forum to speak and exhibit. It's always a great pleasure to cover our favourite conferences, and include them in our 2018 Conference Directory. We consider it as our duty to support them, so keep up the good work!
Post By Anthony Broderick on June 08, 2018
Three parallel tech events will take place in Amsterdam's RAI Convention Centre later this month that will showcase cutting-edge technologies from more than 300 exhibitors, and insights from 300 speakers. The total number of attendees over the two-day event is expected to be 8,000. The IoTTech, AI, and Blockchain Expos will take place on 27-28th June, and the IoTTech Expo alone will offer eight different tracks that will cover the impact of new trends within the IoT space across many different industries.
Post By Simon Montford on May 16, 2018
From 16 to 18 October, the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will showcase the most recent advances in artificial intelligence and distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain as applied to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and, for the first time, will incorporate the “AI & Cognitive Systems Forum” as one of its key tracks. In that Forum, world experts will debate the latest trends in artificial intelligence, data analysis and cognitive computing, and present real-world examples of the convergence of this technology and the IoT to transform different industrial sectors.
Post By Simon Montford on April 9, 2018
Artificial Intelligence, IoT, and Blockchain expert speakers from a range of industries will be arriving at the Olympia National, London on the 18-19th April, and Simon Montford will be attending all three expos on both days. The event organisers claim that they have already received over 12,000 attendee registrations, and with such a stellar speaker lineup this conference promises to be worth attending.
Post By Simon Montford on January 13, 2018
Last night's BBC Panorama: "Who Wants to Be a Bitcoin Millionaire?" was uncomfortable to watch because a lot of clueless, irrational, and ignorant people are being seduced by greed. Unfortunately many will end up losing their money when the cypto bubble bursts. It's very simple, don't invest in anything you don't fully understand!
Post By Colin Cardwell on December 21, 2017
Montford's Rule is a new one for our times… “Every time there is a step change in technology it’s heralded as a revolution - now it's real,” he alleges. And Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the key. We are now no longer just looking at the loss of labour to technology that the evanescence of tasks that have for centuries required a high degree of intellect and evaluation. There’s a sense of urgency highlighted by the publication last month of arguably the U.K.'s most focused new industrial strategy to be announced in the past two and a half decades.
Post By Simon Montford on December 11, 2017
As technology becomes ever more fundamental to citizens, societies and economies, Simon Montford, the founder of WEB3//IOT visited the After Money money symposium looking at issues from identity and privacy to decentralisation, autonomy and democracy itself. I recently attended a two-day event called After Money, which heralded the end of an 18-month research project of the same name, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council in collaboration with the Royal Bank of Scotland and the New Economics Foundation. It took place on the 20th and 21st of November at the City Arts Centre in Edinburgh and was organised by The Centre for Design Informatics at the University of Edinburgh.
Post By Simon Montford on Sept 18, 2017
Once upon a time there was a substance called ether, also known as quintessence, that delighted and baffled medieval scientists for centuries. They postulated that it was a medium used by light to travel through the vacuum of space. It was also thought to be responsible for all kinds of other complex scientific phenomena. At the end of the 19th century, the scientific community collectively disavowed the notion, and concluded that it never existed. Ironic then that ether should, well, disappear into the ether.
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