IoT and Blockchain in the Age of Digital Transformation

IoT and Blockchain - Building Successful products and services

IoT and Blockchain – Building Successful products and services

IoT and Blockchain in the Age of Digital Transformation

The IoT technology market size keeps on growing, in terms of value, is expected to grow from USD 130.33 Billion in 2015 to USD 883.55 Billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 32.4% between 2016 and 2022. Report “Internet of Things Technology Market by Hardware Forecast to 2022, published by MarketsandMarkets.

In total, there will be 34 billion devices connected to the internet by 2020, up from 10 billion in 2015 and counting. Blockchain will be behind the infra-structure as the distributed ledger of operations and tech with its innovative smart contracts tech and capacity to scale operations without many middle men. IoT devices will account for 24 billion, while traditional computing devices (e.g. smartphones, tablets, smartwatches, etc.) will comprise 10 billion. According to the other research nearly $6 trillion will be spent on IoT solutions over next 5 years.

Internet of Things (IoT) beside other things merges physical and virtual worlds, creating smart environments. As business and technology shift the interoperability, security and architecture challenges and solutions arising from building IOT products and blockchain infrastructure and solutions keeps increasing. These main technology holistic technologies will identify some of the reasons why IOT products may not live up to their promise and how to overcome these to build successful IOT products and blockchain solutions.

Internet of Things (IoT) represents effectively the next step towards the full digitisation of our society and economy, special in relation with blockchain solutions, where all the billions of objects and people we all use are interconnected through communication networks and report about their status and/or the surrounding environment. According to a recent European Commission study the market value of the IoT in the EU is expected to exceed one trillion euros in 2020.

For the past six years, the European Commission has been cooperating actively with industry and various organisations as well as with EU Member States and third countries towards the development and future deployment of the IoT technology. To accelerate the take-up of IoT and unleash the potential of the technology in Europe – for the benefits of citizens and businesses -, and in addition to the EU’s IoT research and innovation objectives in the ongoing H2020 programme, a set of supporting policy measures have been started  by the European Commission.

Some of the critical areas for IoT are things such as Processor, Sensor, Connectivity Technology, Platform infrastructure, Device Management Platform, Application Management Platform, Network Management Platform) Software Solutions, and Services, Application, and Geography.

German and ireland both front runners in IOT in EU

German and Ireland both front runners in IOT in EU, souce Irish German chamber of commerce

Event: Building Successful IOT Products – lessons from the coalface.

An excellent event to research and hear international thought leaders and influencers is the one: Building Successful IOT Products – lessons from the coalface organised by ISA Software Skillnet – Irish Software Association in IoT Meet-Up Ireland manages an event for IT professionals including Systems Architects, Developers & Testers, Data Scientists, Innovation Teams and end-user organisations. The event highlights Design – Architecture – Testing – Security – Core Skills – Product Usability & Transformation in IoT and Blockchain.

This workshop will explore some of the interoperability, security and architecture challenges and solutions arising from building IoT products. It will identify some of the reasons why IoT products may not live up to their promise and how to overcome these to build successful IoT products.

Smart, connected products require that companies build an entirely new technology infrastructure. This “technology stack” is made up of multiple layers, including embedded software, connectivity, a product cloud consisting of software running on remote servers, a suite of security tools, a gateway for external information sources, and integration with enterprise business systems.

Building and supporting the technology stack requires a range of new skills in software development, systems engineering, data analytics, and online security. Expertise in systems engineering and in agile software development is essential to integrate a product’s hardware, electronics, software, operating system, and connectivity components – expertise that is not well developed in many manufacturing companies.

This IoT seminar brings together a range of experts from the USA, Portugal, the UK & Ireland to explore the challenges and share knowledge and solutions for successful product operation.

This event is for IT professionals including Systems Architects, Developers & Testers, Data Scientists, Innovation Teams and end-user organisations.

Daniel Newman, CEO Broadsuite Media Group.
Businesses today must adapt to greater rates of change than ever before. Rapid innovation and agile business are keys to making sure that instead of being disrupted, your business is disrupting. IoT is one of the core technologies fueling digital transformations. It’s impacts reach far and wide from changing the way we shop to monitoring our health and even running our cities. In this talk, Digital Analyst and Best-Selling Author, Daniel Newman will take you on the journey of IoT as it transforms the way we work and the way we live.
About Daniel Newman: the Principal Analyst of Futurum Research and the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group. Living his life at the intersection of people and technology, Daniel works with the world’s largest technology brands exploring Digital Transformation and how it is influencing the enterprise. A 5x Best Selling Author including his most recent “Building Dragons: Digital Transformation in the Experience Economy,” Daniel is also a Forbes, Entrepreneur and Huffington Post Contributor. MBA and Graduate Adjunct Professor, Daniel Newman is a Chicago Native and his speaking takes him around the world each year as he shares his vision of the role technology will play in our future.

Antonio Santos, an active social media user @akwyz and Manager of the Atos UK & IE, Social Media Center of Analytics.
Challenges from the Transformation Perspective. Antonio seeks to help audience understand the context of IoT for  Analytics, Skills and Usability Challenges in building products of tomorrow.
About Antonio Santos: Antonio is Digital Transformation Expert at Atos, Coordinator of the Atos UK & IE, Social Media Center of Analytics.  Antonio has a strong focus on collaboration and accessibility for IOT. Antonio works in Consultancy for the public and private sector Across Europe, and spent 4 years as executive training coach to Siemens Europe, North America and Oceania. Atos is the Worldwide IT Partner and lead integrator of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Paul Gerrard, Principal, Gerard Consulting, Managing Director TestOpera
The IoT is the biggest thing that has hit the IT industry since client/server twenty years ago.  Paul sets out an architectural vision for the IoT, highlights some of the risks the IoT presents and suggests what strategies will be required for IoT assurance.
About Paul Gerrard: Paul is a well-known consultant and speaker in the UK in all aspects of software testing and quality assurance. He has built robots and experiments with things and has written and spoken extensively on testing the IOT. Paul has worked extensively with corporates in the financial, government and most other sectors and has recently delivered IOT product testing seminars in UK, Ireland, and Israel. Paul won the EuroSTAR Testing Excellence Award and in 2013 he won the inaugural TESTA Lifetime Achievement Award.

Dinis Guarda, Founder and CEO Ztudium – Founder of intelligenthq.com
How to manage IoT for business strategy, technical set up , security, plus  blockchain (a natural marriage that has yet to properly consummate?).
About Dinis Guarda:  Founder and CEO Ztudium that publishes IntelligentHQ.com, Dinis created the project BlockchainAge.com tech, digital platform, book and film with Derin Cag. Dinis writes regularly on how disruptive Innovation, big data, social media, IOT, and technology are disrupting and opening new opportunities for the education, business and financial – Fintech world. His special interests include security, tech infrastructure, big data, blockchain and IoT. Dinis was recently considered the 6th most influential person in Top 100 Fintech Insiders. Dinis clients / partnerships work include UN, MasterCard, P&G, Philips, Bloomberg, Vodafone, Nike.

Emerald de Leeuw LL.B LL.M MSc. is the CEO of EuroComply Data Protection Technology. She also consults to organisations of all sizes to help them comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). She is a recognised data protection expert by the BBC & Bloomberg. She is a lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland on Technology Law and Data Protection and is Harvard Law certified in copyright law.

John Shaw, Head of Enterprise Technology Services at Fintrax Technology Hub.

John will chair the panel discussion. John is Head of Enterprise Technology Services at Fintrax Technology Hub, NUI, Galway. A Chartered Engineer and a senior member of IEEE, John joined Fintrax from Kingspan where he was Head of IT, John has previously held senior IT executive positions in Kingspan, Mainstream, Pfizer, Accenture and General Electric. John has deep experience in IOT, Cloud, Digital, ERP and Management Frameworks.  John is an active member of the Innovation Value Institute, former Chair of Computing Division at Engineers Ireland 2012-2013

Arnaud Disant, CTO of SEA-Tech

Arnaud will discuss today the current state of IoT in the maritime environment. Through various examples he will explain what is there and what has to be done so IoT as we know it on land can in the end work at sea.
Arnaud Disant has been an ICT Professional Services Engineer since 1992. His background include both marine and ICT. With experience in Messaging, Identity Management, Marine IT Communications, he has delivered lectures in English and in French throughout Europe, the United States and Australia. In 2015 Arnaud was awarded Excellence in Maritime Education by the Maritime Community for his work with Electro technician officers in the National Maritime College of Ireland since 2013.
In 2007, Arnaud started SEA-Tech, first entrepreneur in residence in the National Maritime College of Ireland and Strategic partner to the Irish Navy, SEA-Tech is a leading member of the Irish Maritime Energy Research cluster (IMERC). SEA-Tech customers in Ireland include the Irish Customs, the Marine Institute and Port of Cork early adopters of award wining SeaFi marine data communication systems. In 2013 SEA-Tech delivered with support from the Irish Navy the first wireless radio link ship to shore able to deliver a stable skype video communication between LE Orla and Rochespoint lighthouse without use of satellite communication, vhf or 3G.