IoT Impact is on again this year and it promises to be bigger and better than last year. It will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sydney from October 15-16.
We will be exhibiting and also entering the IoT Impact Awards again. We received the 2018 IoT Innovation Award for the IND Technology EVFD early fault detection technology for preventing bush fires due to maintenance issues in rural power distribution.
You buy tickets to everything, just selected workshops and the cocktail event that is where the IoT Impact Awards are presented. This is an event that is not to be missed if you are already serious about IoT investment, or want to understand IoT better in order to be able to invest. A recent statistic I heard in one of the IoTAA working groups we contribute to is that a survey of IoT adopters showed that 95% already had a positive ROI from their IoT deployments so far.
I look forward to being there and to meeting you if you come to the exhibits which are open to the public as well as delegates.
You can register with our discount code to get a discount on the conference part of the show. The exhibition is free but you need to register. You can register at IoT registration and use discount code IOTsuccessful-C1.
IoT Impact Awards
And some extra news, we are also finalists for the IoT Impact Awards in 2 categories: Enablement in IoT and Innovation in IoT.
IoT Impact Award Finalists
The winners are announced at the IoT Impact cocktail reception which is held at the UTS Tech Lab which will also coincide with the opening.
For the exhibition we will be showing 2 custom IoT devices. The first is the arcHUB Smart Cities Sensor device and the second is a 15 year battery life NB-IoT water meter.
There has been hype about Artificial Intelligence, or AI, ever since we starting thinking about creating it. Moves to create truly independently thinking systems are still struggling but expert and self-learning systems have made a lot of progress.
So I was interested to get an email from Karthik Reddy of 16best.net with a new blog post from them about how brands are using AI to enhance their marketing.
Here is a snippet. Click on it for a more readable version.
Artificial Intelligence Use Now
The projection that really interested me is “100% of IoT initiatives will be supported by AI by 2019″. That is a pretty substantial claim. And of course not all the support will be in field as the processing power to make a difference is usually in the back end systems. Given we do a lot of projects for devices that fit the Internet of Things category I’m fairly confident that this is likely to be true. I’m not convinced it will be 100% but it will be high. And this is because once you have devices in the field gathering data, you start making connections between the data and outcomes, and then it becomes valuable.
A good example of this is the arcHUB Smart Cities Sensor devices. Once you have the data, you can learn a lot from it. And then you can start making better decisions. And then you can actually measure the improvements.
You can see all the details in How Brands Use AI including detailed statistics from many well known companies on how they are using AI.
The Internet of Things, or IoT, continues to break new ground. Although there are still many things to be worked out, there is no doubt it will create new opportunities and enable value propositions previously unimaginable.
So I was please when Garrick Stanford from RS Components sent me an infographic looking at the way the Internet of Things will drive change. Here is his introduction.
‘Sometime ago we discussed exactly what the internet of things is. Well here we’re going to take a closer look at how it is going to change your life – and how that has started already. More and more technology and everyday devices and tools are now connected to the internet – think about your phone and TV, for instance. But here we’ll examine how the amount of connected devices that we use is going to hugely increase and how that will affect our lives.’
IoT Infographic on Change
The one things we can be sure of is that this is but the start.