RE.WORK Technology Summit - 30+ Speakers Announced

More than 30 speakers have now been announced for the RE.WORK Technology Summit taking place in London on 18-19 September. 

Speakers include:

ON WEARABLES:

Sonny Vu, the Founder of Misfit Wearables

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Sonny is a pioneer in wearables, striving to create products that can solve real challenges in society and that people can wear for a long time.

ON ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE & MACHINE LEARNING:

Ben Medlock, the Co-Founder and CTO of SwiftKey

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The winner of multiple awards including one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies in productivity 2014, Swiftkey is on a mission to apply artificial intelligence and machine learning to create the next generation predictive keyboard app.

ON REGENERATIVE MEDICINE:

Aubrey de Grey the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation

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Aubrey is a pioneer in regenerative medicine and argues that aging is merely a curable disease. At SENS Foundation he is creating a new roadmap on a global crusade to defeat biological aging.

ON SWARM ROBOTICS:

Sabine Hauert, Lecturer in Swarm Robotics at the University of Bristol

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Sabine is a leading researcher in swarm nanobots used for biomedical applications, created using machine learning and crowdsourcing. She is applying her research to discover how trillions of nanobots can work together to improve the detection and treatment of tumors.

ON AI & AUGMENTED REALITY

Chris Brauer, CAST Co-Director of Goldsmiths, University of London

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Chris has developed Project Virtual Assistant which is a research effort bringing the virtual assistant of the future to life for users and service suppliers. He is exploring what the next generation of technologies like Apple’s Siri or Google Now might look like, and importantly, what people really want from such a powerful service augmenting our humanity with technology.

ON BIOENGINEERING:

Bertolt Mayer, Professor for Organizational & Economic Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology

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Bertolt is a pioneer in bioengineering and will be discussing advancements in the future of bionics. He will also discuss some of the wider ethical questions  looming for prosthetics advancements. 

View the full line up of speakers here and the schedule here

Early Bird tickets end FRIDAY 1 AUGUST. Book here

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Nanoparticles & Swarm Robotics - Q&A with Sabine Hauert

We spent a few minutes with Sabine Hauert who is presenting on nanoparticles and swarm robotics at the RE.WORK Technology Summit on 18-19 September in London.

What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?

Flocks of birds, social insects, crowds, and cellular systems can exhibit seemingly complex behaviors including collective motion, optimization, decision making, and structure building. These swarm systems don’t need a leader, can scale up to large numbers, are robust to failure, and rely on simple individuals with limited capabilities. Similar concepts could help engineer artificial swarms for real world applications. This is especially relevant in the biomedical field where increasingly capable agents, including DNA machines, synthetic bacteria, nanoparticles, and magnetic materials are expected to work in very large numbers to deliver enough drugs to a tumor, or light it up for imaging applications. Even for the simplest nanoparticles, it’s often difficult to predict what 10^13 will do in a complex tumor environment. Engineering swarm systems in the biomedical field could lead to more effective treatments and diagnostics.

- What is the biggest obstacle to integrating your technological development into industry and society?

Swarm strategies are often difficult to engineer because there is no obvious link between the design of the individuals and the behaviors that emerge at the level of the swarm. One analogy is that if you look at a single bird in a flock, it’s difficult to back out the behaviors from which flocking emerges. Engineering swarm systems therefore requires us to design new tool, including simulations, machine learning, bio-inspiration, and crowdsourcing that allow us to explore many individual designs and observe the resulting emergent behaviors. Furthermore, the success of a swarm strategy in real world applications is sometimes difficult to prove because it relies on emergent properties. This can be a hurdle in areas that are highly regulated.

- What will be the key skills/jobs required in the future for your sector?

Swarm engineers could benefit from cross-disciplinary training that allows them to understand the full pipeline from defining a desired swarm behavior, and designing and testing the behaviors in simulation, to finally translating the results to real-world systems. Such a “systems approach” is proving key to understanding complex systems.

- What emerging technology are you most excited about - personal or business or society wise?

Bioengineers are now capable of designing nanoparticles that can move, sense and act in the body in a controlled fashion by changing their size, shape, charge, coating, cargo and material. The behavior of nanoparticles in the body is also increasingly understood. The combination of technology and understanding is enabling the very first steps towards the design of more intelligent and cooperative treatments that build on knowhow in the engineering and swarm robotics communities. The Bhatia lab at MIT for example was able to design a system in which nanoparticles communicate the location of a tumor to other nanoparticles, resulting in a 40 fold increase in the amount of drugs delivered to the tumor.

Sabine Hauert, Lecturer in Robotics at Bristol University will be presenting at the RE.WORK Technology Summit in London on 18-19 September.

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Q&A with Lewis Davey on Future Cites

We spent a few minutes speaking with Miles Davey from Lewis Davey to look at smart cities, clean technology and sustainability. 

Q1. You work across industries of Town Planning, Sustainability and Cleantech. How do you encourage collaboration between these three sectors?
Many of the businesses that Lewis Davey work with have a wide ranging interest across Town Planning, Sustainability & Cleantech and naturally we also look to promote the other parts of our offering to our customers. It’s just a case of asking “Is there anyone else we should be speaking with?” Often we end up in meetings with a Head of Planning and a Head of Sustainability.

From our experience, Future Cities tend to tie together a lot of different divisions within a business - sometimes someone has been appointed to lead on this, other times others have an interest in Smart Cities and take a lead off their own back.

Q2. Cross-sector collaboration is key to successful smart cities. How do you recommend companies cope with the increasingly diverse number of skills required from data analysis to engineering to knowledge of rapidly advancing technologies?
From our perspective, there is no doubt that specialising in a particular industry, adds value and expertise to the recruitment process through concentrated networks and a deeper understanding. However, identifying and attracting talent still falls back to a reasonably standard methodology. Companies looking to attract the best talent should ask themselves: what’s great about working for us? what sets us apart from their competitors? What is the “opportunity” for a prospective candidate - what progression is there? You also want to spend time thinking about what problem you are looking to solve or what opportunity are you looking to maximise. Try not to be too prescriptive around qualifications, relevant experience – by thinking out of the box you are more likely to attract and find great talent.

Collaborate – speak to relevant colleagues. Get colleagues to talk to their network about what you are doing and what you want to do – you might find out some interesting information on the market that changes how you approach the hiring process. Candidates might come forward as interested in exploring at the opportunity.

Q3. Will private companies or investment from the public sector lead the transition to smarter cities?
I think it’s a mix of both. I was at a recent event and I remember Steve Lewis from Living PlanIT talking about how most the investment was coming from the private sector. Personally I think Private companies should lead on the transition but Local Authorities need to be more involved. Budgetary restraints are holding back some schemes but Smart Cities doesn’t have to be all about implementing an expensive IT system – it can be just a case of talking to a group of neighbouring local authorities and sharing resource around Energy Management, for instance. Politics needs to start looking at longer cycles. Challenges from Climate Change and population growth require us to look 20 years plus into the future and put effective strategies into place. A longer term view will help with how we look at ROI.

Q4. Smarter city implementations must address economic drivers in the city. How can urban planners and technologists ensure economic targets are met?
I think this is where collaboration comes in. If planners, architects and technologists talk to economists and governing bodies about economic targets early doors, then they are more likely to be able to integrate that into the design process. What’s the incentive to do so though if the end client is private sector ?

Q5. How important are policy frameworks and communication networks for future, smart cities?
Very. Planning policy has had an influence on where we build new developments and how we mitigate for climate change. The impacts of climate change and population growth, particularly in cities, will be immense and policy should and needs to account for this. Communication will be vital for a more connected and sustainable world where IT, Engineering and Telecoms come together.

Q6. You can create integrated, connected cities by augmenting the infrastructure already in place. Do you agree?
To an extent yes. The amount of data that is now being created is staggering and a worry though – I wonder whether there’s enough capacity to fulfil the demands? One for the IT boffins…

Q7. What skill set will be most in demand in the next decade to realise smarter cities?
I don’t think there will be anyone skill set and Smart Cities is all about bringing together a melting pot of different skills and talents. However, demand is linked to supply and, in the UK at least, there is a shortage of Engineers. With vast challenges ahead in regard to infrastructure, I can imagine that Engineers will continue to be in high demand

Q8. How should a corporate sustainability strategy align with a future cities plan?
That’s a tough one. What comes first? Most big corporates have sustainability strategies in place and obviously they should take into account their surroundings. Certainly any city wide transport initiatives and such like should be integrated into a sustainability strategy.

Q9. What emerging technologies will be most disruptive for the third industrial revolution?
Energy Storage should play a massive part. As the Grid becomes Smarter and decentralised energy increases how we store our energy will be key.

Q10. Which cities are currently leading the way to a smarter, more efficient and sustainable future?
I’m from the South West so I’d have to mention Bristol. Glasgow obviously did well out the Future Cities as did Peterborough. Further afield Cape Town and Bilbao and Copenhagen have done great things.

Lewis Davey are partnering the RE.WORK Cities Summit taking place in London on 4-5 December. Find out further information on how to attend here

Did you miss RE.WORK The Future of Education Workshop at Makerversity in June? Catch a 2 minute overview here. #edtech14 

Here’s the latest news from the RE.WORK Team - July 2014

First 25 Speakers announced for the RE.WORK Technology Summit


The first line up of speakers have been announced for the RE.WORK Technology Summit in London on 18-19 September

The agenda at this year’s summit includes:

  • Sonny Vu, the Founder of Misfit Wearables, sharing his insights on creating wearable computing products and personalised healthcare;
  • Ben Medlock, the Co-Founder and CTO of SwiftKey, discussing the impact of artificial intelligence on future business and society and the key questions we should be exploring for the smart AI revolution;
  • Aubrey de Grey the Chief Science Officer of SENS Foundation, a pioneer researcher in the aging process and regenerative medicine;
  • Sabine Hauert, Lecturer in Swarm Robotics at the University of Bristol, a leading researcher in swarm nanobots used for biomedical applications, created using machine learning and crowdsourcing;
  • Chris Brauer, CAST Co-Director of Goldsmiths, University of London, will be presenting his latest findings in the impact of wearables on the workplace;
  • Bertolt Mayer, Professor for Organizational & Economic Psychology at Chemnitz University of Technology is a pioneer in bioengineering and will be discussing advancements in the future of bionics. 

Chris Brauer CAST Co-Director of Goldsmiths, University of London, said "I’m looking forward to presenting my latest innovation at the RE.WORK Technology Summit this year alongside a great lineup of pioneers in emerging technology and scientific breakthroughs".

London Technology Week


The RE.WORK Future of Education event took place in last month during London Technology Week.

You can view an overview video featuring the event here

Further coverage of the event will be coming soon. #edtech14

RE.WORK Technology Summit - Berlin Reviews


Postnode Digital attended the recent RE.WORK Technology Summit in Berlin in June and published a write up of the event here.

"RE.WORK proved to be a fertile breeding ground for bold ideas and strong proposals, in a relaxed atmosphere favorable to dialogue. Feeling uplifted by what we have seen and heard there, we were eager for more to come on Day Two."

Iain Cameron also featured the event on TechCity Blog here.

"It was held in an excellent conversion of a ruined church in the former Eastern segment of the city. Nikita explained the event goal as to explore how innovative new advances in science, technology and entrepreneurship are reshaping business and society with a mix of technologists, entrepreneurs, researchers and industry leaders". 

Until next time!

Nikita and the RE.WORK team.

The RE.WORK Future of Education event features in an overview video of the inaugural London Technology Week, created by London & Partners.

New Speaker Spotlight Series for the RE.WORK Technology Summit in London on 18-19 September

First up is Dave Coplin, Chief Envisioning Officer at Microsoft UK. 

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Q: What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?
I think the biggest opportunity that the tech industry faces is actually not the technological developments themselves (although of course they are important) but it is instead the potential of the human beings that use them. We are but the first generation of a digital society and as such we are still learning how to adapt our old ways of working (and living) to ways that really release the true potential of what technology really offers. The more we become accustomed to the potential, the more benefit we will receive, both at work and more broadly as a society.

Q: What is the biggest obstacle to integrating your technological development into industry and society?
Ironically, the biggest obstacle we face is not the technology, but is instead our culture (at work and as a society) technology alone cannot help, it has to be implemented to support a very different cultural approach and we equally have a job to do to ensure that our society (both from a human and legal perspective) is in the right place to enable it to flourish and help us achieve great things.

Q: What will be the key skills/jobs required in the future for your sector?
I think the key skills in any sector are going to move us away from specific jobs and tools, and much more to key skills like critical thinking, a “hacking” culture (where we want to take things apart to understand them and make them more efficient) and especially an affinity (or at least an appreciation) for the power of data. Technology has a part to play in this but again is not the answer on its own. The successful individuals of the future will be those that can make active choices about where technology can help and equally where it can’t.

Equally, I think our whole definition of “career” is going to change. As we live longer and our working lives are extend and given the increasingly mobile nature of the workforce, I think we’re in for some dramatic changes. Part of the answer for individuals lies within Charles Handy’s definition of a “portfolio career” where individuals spend time extending several different aspects of their lives (and skills) and employers increasingly break free of the constraints of specific “job descriptions” in return for a more agile, engaged workforce.

Q: What emerging technology are you most excited about - personal or business or society wise?
The technology that has me most excited is the concept of “machine learning” – essentially the ability for computers to make sense of patterns in vast “oceans” of data. This is the process that will fundamentally transform our relationship with technology but more importantly it will change the way we live, work and play forever. As an example, only a few weeks ago, Microsoft demonstrated real-time speech to speech language translation via Skype – can you imagine what our world of work (or play) might look like when we are no longer separated by different languages? This is but one example of a huge number of developments that will present incredible opportunities to us – but only if we can be ready to harness the power they offer to help us achieve more.

Dave will be presenting at the RE.WORK Technology Summit on 18-19 September on “The Rise of the Humans: How to Outsmart the Digital Deluge”.

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Speaker Spotlight with Andre Broessel, Director Rawlemon Solar Architecture

What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?

Balancing energy production with our renewable technology. We believe in producing energy democratically where it’s needed the most; in our cities.  We are the first to provide concentrated solar energy production (converting and producing both electrical and thermal energy) with our innovative full skin building integration system. 

What is the biggest obstacle to integrating your technological development into industry and society?

Working with the power industry.

What are you most trying to accomplish in your work?

The work has two missions: efficiency and aesthetics. We achieve both by designing our solar architecture where buildings, especially in cities, become energy-autonomous.

What will be the key skills/jobs required in the future for your sector?

  • Must be a limitless engineer and designer.
  • Work patiently towards long-term goals.
  • Must be able to adapt to unconventional ideals. 

What emerging technology are you most excited about - personal or business or society wise?

3D Rapid Prototyping, Robotics financed through Crowdfunding.

How would you most like to change the world through your work? 

Simply by reducing the pressure in the energy market. We need oil for important things, like medicines and plastics. The day we run out of fossil fuels, we have no substitutes, but we are doing increasing harm to our planet as we extract what is left with dangerous practices like fracking and deep-water drilling. The day the first islands are gone, we’ll have fewer paradises to explore. Renewable mixes can help to balance our ever-increasing appetite for energy. Our present innovation is designed for this generation and the next. Our ultimate goal is to minimize the footprint renewable energies leave on our environment, and, through innovation and good design, to create energy in a way that provides for our future, rather than compromising it.

Read more about Rawlemon here

André Broessel, Director of Rawlemon Solar Architecture will be presenting at the RE.WORK Technology Summit in Berlin on 19-20 June. View further information here

Exploring Emerging Technology & Biomimetics with Barbara Mazzolai

We spent a few minutes catching up with Barbara Mazzolai, Director of the Centre for Micro-BioRobotics ahead of the RE.WORK Technology Summit in Berlin on 19-20 June. #reworktech

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1. What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?

The greatest opportunity in my Research Institute, the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (Italian Institute of Technology, IIT, www.iit.it) to positively impact business and society is to promote advanced education and technological development. This means to train young researchers to become the entrepreneurs and scientists of the future societies, consistent with improving quality of life of humans. New ideas and discoveries in science and technology must be translated in the strengthening of the national/international production system. This is our mission.

2. What is the biggest obstacle to integrating your technological development into industry and society?

The mission of our center is to strongly promote the technology transfer process and to primarily look at society needs to build new technology. This means that, although our researches are mainly science-based (as the PLANTOID project), we always consider technological fall-outs of these researches with a short-medium impact into industry and society. A way to reach this goal is to create new start-ups, established by young researchers that have been trained on addressing technological challenges (e.g., like developing a growing plant-inspired robot). Capabilities of universities/research institutes on licensing patents are fundamental as well, to increase relationships and dialogues with industries. Universities and research institutes have to create a nurturing environment for these nascent enterprises by supporting entrepreneurs, and by partnering with business incubators and capital investors. At the same time, benefits (e.g., tax relief) from the government are mandatory to support and facilitate the growth of these innovative yet high-risk companies. Having said this, as regards specifically our technologies I do not see any major obstacle if we keep always our minds on research and on the application. This is the strong value that I wish my group to put forward in our society.

3. What will be the key skills/jobs required in the future for your sector?

The young students and researchers that want to look at nature to build better technology need to build expertise in both fields. This means that they need to always make a link to biology, this may be in the starting phase for designing new bio-inspired materials and devices, or for the application phase in the biomedical areas, for example. To reach this goal, they need to have a solid background in any field from engineering, or physics, or material science, or chemistry and then learn about the biological models they want to interface their work with. Or it can be the opposite, they can be biologists and develop some engineering skills to build new technology and related methods. This dual nature of the jobs/skill can be reached by studying different science disciplines right from the basic education (high school), then choosing one area for the master degree and a different area for the PhD. The key aspect is to bridge more scientific fields.

4. What emerging technology are you most excited about - personal or business or society wise?

Personally, I am really excited by the technological solutions that have been deriving in the last decades by studying and imitating nature. Nature offers many solutions that humans can use as inspiration to develop materials, devices, behavioural controls, or computing that aim to improve their quality of life. This is not an innovative approach, because bioinspiration dates back much further. For example, Leonardo da Vinci studied nature to design machines, including the first “humanoid” (a mechanical knight). But now the interest of research and industry towards this field is increasing rapidly, bringing promises of novelty and competitiveness.

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Q&A with Martin Spindler, Internet of People

5 minutes with RE.WORK Technology Speaker, Martin Spindler, Co-Founder, Internet of People.

- What is the greatest opportunity in your industry to positively impact business and society?

The efficiency gains for any kind of infrastructure are just mind-boggling. The ability of combining the rapid advances of Software with traditional hardware can lead to an amazing “best of both worlds” phase where both software and hardware get increasingly better at what they’re respectively good at.

- What is the biggest obstacle to integrating your technological development into industry and society?

There’s a couple of issues that we still need to work on. Privacy and legal issues certainly are a huge obstacle that we have to work through, as are business models that we’re only just starting to get tested. And of course, there’s the issue of standardisation. We won’t really have an “Internet of Things” if every manufacturer insists on running their own silo.

- What will be the key skills/jobs required in the future for your sector?

That’s a hard one. But I guess if pressed it would be “systems thinking”. More and more of our lives is going to be lead in overlapping systems of varying complexity that to navigate that effectively, you’re going to need to have a quick grasp of how these systems work and interact.

- What emerging technology are you most excited about - personal or business or society wise?

There’s lot’s of advances in battery tech, energy harvesting and intelligent distribution of power that make me genuinely excited about the future. Being able to make much better informed decisions about the world, on a faster scale, and with decreasing environmental impact is going to be changing so much.

Martin will be chairing a session on the Internet of Things at the RE.WORK Technology Summit in Berlin on 19-20 June.

Deep Learning – A new class of learning algorithms everyone’s excited about

Guest post with Ali Syed, Founder and CEO of Persontyle

Recent advances in making machines more intelligent – able to see, speak and even think like us – have pointed the way to a new era in Artificial Intelligence (AI). This has been partly due to the breakthroughs in deep learning, a set of algorithms that allow machines to see objects and understand. As they say, AI is finally getting smart with deep learning. 

You might be thinking what’s so different about deep learning compared with machine learning as we have always known it. In fact, it’s easy to understand what separates both.  Deep learning is different because it allows representation learning, i.e. learning feature representations automatically instead of having to define them manually based on expert knowledge. How is this possible? All you need is large amounts of data (which we have now) and powerful computers (Moore’s law on steroids e.g. GPUs), then you can build systems that can learn what the appropriate data representations are. 

Machine learning is a very effective technique, but applying it to scalable problems usually means spending ages manually designing (yes manually) the input features to feed the appetite of the learning algorithms. Researchers (including three of the leading AI experts Geoff Hinton, Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio) have developed deep learning algorithms, which can automatically learn feature representations from unlabeled data, thus overcoming the issues of endless engineering. 

“You have to realize that deep learning — I hope you will forgive me for saying this — is really a conspiracy between Geoff Hinton and myself and Yoshua Bengio, from the University of Montreal”— Yann LeCun

Deep Learning is about learning multiple levels of representation and abstraction that help to make sense of data such as images, sound, and text. At the moment, most of the deep learning algorithms are based on building massive artificial neural networks that are broadly inspired by how our brain works. 

“Deep learning methods aim at learning feature hierarchies with features from higher levels of the hierarchy formed by the composition of lower level features. Automatically learning features at multiple levels of abstraction allows a system to learn complex functions mapping the input to the output directly from data, without depending completely on human-crafted features.” — Yoshua Bengio

For more about deep learning algorithms, see for example

Deep Learning has attracted a lot of interest not only from the academic world but also from industry. Just a few decades ago the deep learning movement was an outlier in the world of academia. But now deep learning researchers have the attention of the biggest names on the internet. To the extent that some of these researchers are being paid what a top NFL quarterback prospect will earn. 

“Last year, the cost of a top, world-class deep learning expert was about the same as a top NFL quarterback prospect. The cost of that talent is pretty remarkable.” —Peter Lee, Microsoft Research

Top tech companies like Microsoft, Facebook, and Google pay lots of money to have Deep Learning experts work for them, even part-time. This goes to show that the improvement in classification performance through the use of this new class of learning algorithms is more than something of scientific significance: it translates to better user experience, connected devices, internet of things and a step towards the possibility of developing brain inspired intelligent machines.

RE.WORK is hosting a Deep Learning Innovation Summit on 29-30 January in San Francisco. Discover advances in deep learning and smart artificial intelligence from the world’s leading innovators. Learn from the industry experts in speech & image recognition, neural networks and big data. Explore how deep learning will impact communications, manufacturing, healthcare & transportation. Book your tickets here: https://www.re-work.co/events/deep-learning

Summary of our #tweetchat with Rob van Kranenburg

Q1: How can we encourage a bottom-up approach to IoT applications & innovation?

A1. First thing we do as citizens is stop acting as atomized individuals and stop outsourcing our agency to pro actors

A1. we realize that never before in history did we have as simple individuals that much access to data, communication

A1. and never before was hardware, (open source) software, database storage and analytics so cheap

A1. This situation is 15 years. Patch that unto „evidence of behavioral modernity around 50,000 years ago” (wikipedia)

A1. So not to start up now is simply criminal

A1. So it is all happening and how can we encourage it? By setting up co-creation, participatory design workshops

A1. All stakeholders have to change. Citizensmore responsible of their streets, policy should facilitate public space

A1. with all stakeholders; policy, engineers in gov and EU projects, industrial enablers developer communities,citizens

A1. This is what we are do in the EU project Sociotal.eu and my main deliverable will be out after summer with examples#iotchat

A1. Industry more ethical and local and developers should believe more in their agency on infrastructure

A1. It will take some time, yet, without being overtly optimistic, it is all happening as we speak.

A1: Improved Nanotec, Bionic, AI, Robotics, NextGenBigData

Q2. What effect will data collection & smart devices have on privacy & personal autonomy?

A2. Our autonomy will be strengthened by transparency and full traceability: flow.

A2. Our privacy will become privacies; levels that we set to activities.

A2: good one. esp around iot & bigdata. honestly, I think this might be a competetive advantage for European startups

Q3: What are the main drivers for the IoT revolution?

A3. RFID, barcodeslogistics, IPv6 anything with software and pull from us to connect to our tribes is magic triangle

A3. To understand change René Thom: „each creation and destruction of forms, or morphogenesis, can be described

A3. „as disappearance of attractors that determinedforms that were current and the replacement of those by capturing”

A3. Rifkin: Prosumers connect to network, lower marginal cost of producing sharing products and services to near zero

 A3. new attractors are collaboration, sharing, participating, hosting instead of isolating, patenting, competition 

A3. Marissa Mayer: internet of Things and mobile create a “tipping point” for businesses

A3. Johan Corthouse: Sharing is the new buying. “Why would you buy a new lawnmower is you can borrow it in the hood?

A3. “Internet of things” (IoT) is “transforming the world through… new business models: “Sharing economy”

A3: Solving real business problems with  that makes operations easier, not harder.  

Q4: How can we integrate IoT technology into future cities to ensure the primary benefit is for citizens?

A4. By taking public control of the gateways between the body, home, car and city: BAN, LAN, WAN, VWAN

A4. But in IoT primary benefit is for the ‚total’: for people, animals, machines, environment and planet

A4. By taking public control of the gateways between the body, home, car and city: BAN, LAN, WAN, VWAN

Q5: What are the main obstacles to creating truly connected homes?

A5. We have to build an internet of neighborhoods, with data staying in the hood enriched by local service providers

A5. Therefore we need generic public open infrastructures and service innovation and niche applications on top

A5. Ourselves.distrust towards others andthat we have been so badly governed for long that we no longer trust anything

A5: A simple UI and predictive analytics that reduce data noise and simplify action

Q6: What are the main device security concerns with IoT implementation?

A6. IoT will go to full traceability. Security becomees an issue of ‚timing’, data are distributed, so are processes.

A6. Security only matters to current players and capital. IoT is not interested in saving any of that. Just flow

A6. IoT is about distributing insecurity equally over all stakeholders, including the new hybrid entities that arise

A6: Remote firmware updates and advanced permissioning for technicians

Q7: How will wearables help progress infiltration of the IoT?

A7. Wearables is IoT to tbody, our most intimate space. If it works it will work everywhere, and we will want it to

A7. We have proposal for sharing moods and finding more like-feeling friends,„to share is to validate” (tara petric)

A7. We have proposal for sharing moods and finding more like-feeling friends,„to share is to validate” (tara petric)

A7: what happens when wearables providers EoL their services? we need indipendent PaaS companies

Q8: Bonus question! What IoT companies & individuals are the ones to watch for 2014?

A8:  !

Check out our Pinterest page for lots of info on robotics, deep learning, internet of things, future cities, 3D printing and lots more! 

http://www.pinterest.com/teamrework/

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