IoT Thames Valley Meetup 13 February

The next Internet of Things (IoT) Thames Valley Meetup is on 13th February 2019. The Meetup is free to attend and you can register/RSVP  here:

IoT Thames Valley Meetup #24

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2019, 6:00 PM

Green Park Conference Centre
100 Longwater Avenue, Green Park, RG2 6GP Reading, GB

62 Members Attending

Agenda: 6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors 6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves 6.50 “Digital Buildings & IoT”, Adam Armer, Head of Digital Buildings, Vodafone Global Enterprise 7.05 “The World Bee Project – World’s first AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global honey bee populations” Andy Clark, UK Cloud…

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The agenda for this Meetup is taking shape and we will have presentations from:

  • Adam Armer, Vodafone, talking about Digital Buildings & IoT, a move from passive to active where the building becomes an agile platform for the delivery of a range of different services
  • Andy Clark, Oracle, will talk about how the World’s first AI smart hives network helps conserve declining global honey bee populations
  • Robin Kennedy, Knowledge Transfer Network, will talk about the Cyber Security Academic Start-up Accelerator Programme
  • Rob McDonald, Brett Associates, will provide an update on forthcoming Thames Valley Berkshire Smart City Cluster Challenge Fund calls
  • Atul Wahi, JT International, will talk about euicc/esims enabling OEMs in the connected world
  • Graham Followell, Real Time Sustainability, will be talking about ecosystem integration and management, connecting the connected world

Drinks and pizza will be served from 6pm.

Fingernail wearable monitors disease progression

Grip strength is a useful metric in a surprisingly broad set of health issues. It has been associated with the effectiveness of medication in individuals with Parkinson’s disease, the degree of cognitive function in schizophrenics, the state of an individual’s cardiovascular health, and all-cause mortality in geriatrics.
In new research published in Scientific Reports a team from IBM details a first-of-a-kind “fingernail sensor” prototype to help monitor human health. The wearable, wireless device continuously measures how a person’s fingernail bends and moves, which is a key indicator of grip strength
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Solar panels embedded in clothes charge a mobile phone

Clothing embedded with tiny solar cells the size of a flea will allow wearers to generate electricity on the move and charge items like mobile phones and smartwatches.
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The cells are encapsulated in a resin which allows the textile fabric to be washed and worn like any other form of clothing. Measuring only three millimetres in length and 1.5 millimetres in width, the cells are almost invisible to the naked eye and cannot be felt by the wearer. For all intents and purposes, garments appear exactly the same as any other form of clothing despite having the capability to generate electricity

Pindrop brings voice authentication to IoT devices, intelligent assistants, and connected cars

Forget passwords and PIN codes — Pindrop wants to make our lives more secure with voice biometrics.

From VentureBeat Article:

Pindrop brings voice authentication to IoT devices, intelligent assistants, and connected cars

The Atlanta, Georgia-based company today announced Voice Identity Platform, a speech authentication solution for IoT, voice assistants, smart homes and offices, and connected cars.

Its platform-agnostic tech is akin to Google’s Voice Match in Google Assistant, which can differentiate among the unique voice signatures of up to 10 Google Home users, and Amazon’s voice profiles in Alexa.

Pindrop’s patented Pindrop Protect technology takes into account factors such as location, behavior, device type, audio, voice, and time of day to confirm identity. By scoring each voice interaction based on AI-driven anomaly detection and using voice printing to correlate matches with what Pindrop claims is one of the world’s largest audio databases of its kind, the company contends it is able to lower handle times by up to 60 seconds.

IoT Thames Valley Meetup 21st November

We have a great line up of speakers and talks as you will see from the details and the agenda below. Talks include: Industry 4.0, security, monetising data and remote monitoring and controlling industrial heating systems using LoRaWAN network.

You can register/RSVP for the Meetup here:
https://www.meetup.com/Internet-of-Things-Thames-Valley/events/248055538/

Drinks and pizza will be served from 6pm.

Agenda:
6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors
6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves
6.50 “Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : the journey towards the digitization of Engineering and Manufacturing” Richard Lanyon-Hogg, Director of Informatics, AMRC
7.00 ” Industry 4.0 – A plain English translation for Manufacturers” Prof. Cliff Brereton, Director, OCF DATA
7.20 “Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0” Stuart Traynor, Solutions Architect, Cisco UKI Technology Office
7.40 “Securing and monetizing data in the cloud” Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, Anglia
7.55 “Innovate UK opportunities and news” Robin Kennedy, KTN
8.00 “Protecting your IoT innovations” Duncan White, Partner, Marks & Clerk
8.10’Showcase’
– “Industrial IOT keeping you warm” Pascal Borgstijn, AAEON
8.15 ‘IoT contract & job opportunities’
– Fabiola Pinheiro, LynxPro
8.20 – 9.30 Networking and meet the exhibitors

Confirmed Exhibitors:
– AMRC
– Anglia
– Knowledge Transfer Network
– LynxPro
– Marks & Clerk
– Real Time Sustainability
– Review Display Systems
– Valbrio

Talks:

1. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre : the journey towards the digitization of Engineering and Manufacturing
Richard Lanyon-Hogg, Director of Informatics, AMRC

2. Industry 4.0 – A plain English translation for Manufacturers
Prof. Cliff Brereton, Director, OCF DATA

The UK manufacturing sector has a productivity gap with most of its competitors. A lack of adoption of Industry 4.0 methods and technologies is partly responsible for this, but primarily it is the longstanding issues such as down-time, yield and throughput that are the real culprits of underperformance. Yet these traditional manufacturing challenges and the deployment of Industry 4.0 are linked together in so much as one is the answer to the other. During this brief presentation, we will look at these productivity challenges and how using Industry 4.0 techniques can make a positive difference to manufacturing productivity for all, from large enterprises to privately owned SME’s.

3. Evolution of factory security for Industry 4.0
Stuart Traynor, Solutions Architect, Cisco

Industry 4.0, is driving manufacturing organisations to rapidly adopt new technologies including, Robotics, Industrial IoT, Mobility, Collaboration and Analytics to help drive efficiencies. Unfortunately, more devices and connections also open the door to new cyber-security risks, and previous generations of industrial control systems were not conceived with security or the IP connectivity needed in mind.

Traditional guidance to create air gapped and siloed networks is no longer relevant in today’s world which needs to make use of the data generated on the factory floor and cloud services. This session looks to explore how standards and technology are evolving in order to allow organisations to effectively adopt Industry 4.0 whilst maintaining the required level of security. Within this session we will discuss two examples (enterprise and SMB) to explore the different challenges and approaches required to evolve security in the manufacturing environment.

Stuart is Solutions Architect within Cisco UKI Technology Office with a focus on working with manufacturing customers as they look move towards Industry 4.0

4. Securing and monetizing data in the cloud
Andrew Pockson, Marketing Manager, from Anglia  will discuss solutions for securing the data from the IoT ‘thing’ out via various connectivity options. Included will also be how to monetize the service, to get on-going revenue from the hardware solution.

5. Protecting your IoT innovations
Duncan White, Managing Partner, from Marks & Clerk will be talking about how you can protect your IoT innovation Intellectual Property and patents.

6. Innovate UK opportunities and news
Robin Kennedy, Transfer Manager at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) will providing an update of the latest funding opportunities and news from Innovate UK.

7. Industrial IOT keeping you warm
Pascal Borgstijn from AAEON will be talking about a solution for monitoring and controlling heating systems using a LoRaWAN network”
A special thank you to RDS for introducing and sponsoring the Aaeon presentation.

8. IoT contract & job opportunities.
If you are looking for a new contract position or to hire then come along and talk to Fabiola Pinheiro from LynxPro.

Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup Agenda

Great set of speakers for the Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup on 26 September  including: Arm, Arrow Intelligent Systems, Robustel, Valbrio and the  Knowledge Transfer Network

We also have a good number of Exhibitors for you to talk to/view their products/services including:
Alumnus Software – embedded systems, networking and analytics solutions
Arrow Intelligent Systems – design engineering services, global marketing and integration, global logistics, and business solutions
KTN – Knowledge Transfer Network is Innovate UK’s network partner
LynxPro – Contract hire
Real Time Sustainability – ecosystem integration and management, connecting the connected world
Review Display Systems – Enabling technological solutions for a wide range of applications including IoT, medical, process/machine control, home automation, digital signage
Robustel – Industrial 4G/3G Router, Modem and Modular Edge Gateways
Valbrio – showcasing their range of software assurance and cyber security solutions for IoT engineers and developers, including source code and binary static analysis, code coverage and software dependency analysis tools.

You can register/RSVP for the Meetup here:
Drinks and pizza will be served from 6pm
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Final Agenda:
6.00 – 6.45 Drinks & Pizza Reception, Networking and meet the exhibitors
6.45 Welcome – Duncan Purves
6.50 “Project Trillium – the latest Arm IP for Machine Learning” Steve Steele, Arm
7.10 “AI and the Intelligent Edge” Andy Smith, Arrow Intelligent Systems
7.25 “Innovate UK opportunities and news” Robin Kennedy, KTN
7.35 “Securing the IoT” – Duncan Purves
7.45 ‘Showcase’
– “IoT Gateway Innovations” David Evans, Country Manager, Robustel
– “Why Static Analysis is mandatory for IoT Device Software” Alan Hall, Valbrio
7.55 ‘Open to the Floor’
8.00 ‘IoT contract & job opportunities’
– Fabiola Pinheiro, LynxPro
8.05 – 9.30 Networking and meet the exhibitors

Project Trillium – the latest Arm IP for Machine Learning

Steve Steele, Director of Platforms in the Machine Learning Group, from @Arm will be talking about Project Trillium – the latest Arm IP for Machine Learning at the IoT Thames Valley Meetup, #IoT @tv_iot Green Park Conference Centre, Reading on 26th September.

“Machine Learning processing engines today tend to focus on specific device classes or the needs of individual sectors.

Arm’s Project Trillium changes that by offering ultimate scalability. While the initial launch focuses on mobile processors, future Arm ML products will deliver the ability to move up or down the performance curve – from sensors and smart speakers, to mobile, home entertainment, and beyond.”

This talk will cover Project Trillium, which comprises a suite of Arm IP including ML and object detection processors and Arm NN, a SW stack supporting ML across a wide range of Arm and other hardware IP.

Arrow Intelligent Systems sponsoring the IoT Thames Valley Meetup

Thank you to Arrow Intelligent Systems @ArrowISpossible who are sponsoring the Internet of Things Thames Valley Meetup #IoT @tv_iot at Green Park Conference Centre, Reading on 26th September, 2018.

At Arrow Intelligent Systems (AIS), your mission is our mission. From design engineering services, global marketing and integration, global logistics, and business solutions, our dedicated team of experts is bringing it all together to help you deliver the latest technologies to market – quickly and efficiently.

IoT Scotland Network based on LoRa

Scotland is to get a new  Internet of Things network. The network, called IoT Scotland, will allow the collection of data from smart devices through a wireless sensor network  based on LoRa wireless technology.

The £6m, three-year project has been funded with investment from both the public and private sectors.

Initially, the network will cover Scotland’s seven cities, Glasgow, Inverness, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee, Perth, and Stirling, with the aim of expanding it throughout Scotland.

https://www.holyrood.com/articles/news/scotland-get-%E2%80%98most-advanced%E2%80%99-internet-things-network-uk

Smart city lessons from Manchester

Nick Chrissos – from Cisco Systems – looks at a smart city project in Manchester and the UK’s Smart City IoT Demonstrator, CityVerve.

Manchester Smart City Lessons

The project saw 20 organisations ranging from the city council, universities and hospitals, to transport bodies and private businesses – collaborate to embrace the technology and provide data to make Manchester an even better place to live, work, play and learn, locating activity along Manchester’s Oxford Road Corridor.