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 Intelligent Mine project by Industrial digital technology provider, Zyfra, won the IoT Solutions Awards 2019, which recognise the best international projects developed in the field of industrial internet in the last year. Intelligent Mine is a complex solution for highly efficient, safe, completely unmanned mining technology based on robotics, AI and IoT technologies.
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.
AUTOMA 2019 was attended by the key players from Upstream, Midstream & Downstream segments. The representatives from oil & gas companies, EPC contractors, refineries, pipeline operators, equipment manufacturers and service providers were discussing the important role of the digitalization and automation in oil&gas industry.
The full programme of the IoT Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) is now available. The event organised by Fira de Barcelona in collaboration with the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC) will present the experiences of companies using IoT, AI and blockchain solutions, such as Carrefour, Uber, Airbus, Hugo Boss, SNCF Réseau, Maersk GTD, Merck and Daimler Motors, among others.
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..
Effectively implementing Internet of Things technologies and advanced analytics represents a trillion-dollar opportunity for industrial companies. However successful adoption involves an end-to-end, holistic approach, affecting practically every aspect of traditional business operations. Now is the time for companies to evaluate their IoT strategies, draw upon lessons learned to date from across market sectors, and position themselves for success going forward.
Posted By Simon Montford on April 23 2019
Kuzzle, a French publisher of an open source backend platform for mobile and IoT, unveils its latest use case on smart asset tracking projects for Omniscient, an offshoot of Bouygues Construction Group, a world's leading construction company.
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 Dec 4 2018
On Friday 30th November I attended the VCT and EIS Investor Forum in London. The event enabled private investors to meet fund managers in person and learn how different VCT and EIS funds compare. The event featured an expo, cinema, exhibition space, and seminar room where talks and panel debates took place throughout the day. Attendees were given the opportunity to gain industry insights and understand what is going on more generally across the entire small-cap equity market landscape.
Post By Simon Montford on Nov 8, 2018
New innovations and striking developments in the field of AI have changed the face of technology in the 21st century. The high competency of this technology and near to zero fail rate has found it a strong beneficiary in highly specialised sectors such as defence. The ethics of autonomous warfare and defence will be one of the topics covered by AI and robotics experts during The World AI Show Amsterdam, a conference held by Trescon, that will take place on November 8, 2018 (use discount code "WAISA-WEBIO").
Post By James Butcher on Oct 27, 2018
As we arrive back in the UK following a hugely successful IoT Solutions World Congress event in Barcelona, I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect on the show but also pass on my thoughts on what has been a pretty busy first 3 months for me at IOTech. One of my first roles since joining IOTech as a Solutions Architect was to help put together the EdgeX Foundry Community Demonstrator in time for its first scheduled appearance at the Barcelona event.
Post By Ian Smith on Oct 23, 2018
The final day of the Open Source Summit & ELC + OpenIoT Summit Europe will take place in Edinburgh, UK tomorrow. If you can’t make it you can tune into the free livestream to catch all of the keynotes live, but you will need to visit their website and register to gain access. The Linux Foundation, the nonprofit organisation enabling mass innovation through open source, announced the addition of 33 Silver members and 11 Associate members in the month of September.
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 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 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!
Guest Post By Brian Baglow on May 22, 2018
Has the IoT era truly arrived? Is the industrial revolution 4.0 a reality? Our friends over at DIGIT spoke to Steve Aitken, the founder of Intelligent Plant, to find out more about the opportunities – and challenges facing industry as IoT evolves. The era of the Internet of Things (IoT) is upon us. The long-heralded promise of ‘machines talking to machines’ is already here.The growing availability of cheap sensors, ubiquity of cheap, reliable communications and the ability to process ever greater amounts of data is promising to revolutionise the way we live and work.
Post By Simon Montford on May 16, 2018
GEO Business 2018 will take place in London from 22-23 May, and WEB3//IOT will be there to cover the event. The organisers claim that it will be the largest geospatial show in the UK with around 3000 visitors from across the world expected to attend. The exhibition area will house over 200 exhibitors that will include Survey Solutions Scotland, Atkins, Bentley, Topcon, HM Land Registry, Leica Geosystems, Viametris, Trimble, Clicks and Links, Malcolm Hughes, Faro, Stonex, The Coal Authority, Bridgeway Consulting and many more.
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