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A meetup for makers and developers working on all kinds of hardware and software projects around the Internet of Things (IoT). Come and talk about your projects, what you're working on and share experiences.

Now a part of IoT North - www.IoTNorth.uk - giving businesses a North in IoT

We can also be found on the Leeds Devs slack community here: https://www.leedsdevs.co.uk/

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IoT North - Fast Tracking Enterprise Business Outcomes @ The Edge

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IoT North Community meetup are pleased to present Steen Graham on Fast Tracking Enterprise Business Outcomes @ The Edge

Abstract:

In this session Steen will talk about how we overcome the hype of IoT and Edge AI.

Steen spent the past decade hyping the potential of IoT and Edge AI in leadership roles at Intel. After seeing the promise of Edge AI paired with IoT, Steen cofounded Scalers AI to fast track time from prototype to production in the physical world.

In this session Steen will discuss how the underlying microservices and developer tools for IoT and AI have reached an inflection point to build full stack edge to cloud industry solutions an order of magnitude faster and cheaper than just half a decade ago. In doing so Steen will share how applied AI and transfer learning techniques paired with mature IoT & Edge microservices can be fast tracked in industry solutions across retail, healthcare, manufacturing, and smart city applications.

Bio:

Steen Graham, CEO & Co-founder of Scalers AI

Steen is passionate about deploying technology in the physical world to transform industries and enrich lives. As the CEO & Co-Founder of Scalers AI he and team are dedicated to fast tracking the deployment of technology to drive industry transformation.

Prior to founding Scalers AI, Steen led Intel's ecosystem efforts to accelerate adoption of IoT, Edge, & AI solutions across industries and deliver business outcomes to enterprises. He led teams building developer tools, ecosystem solutions, and industry specific products resulting in tens of thousands of enterprise deployments, >$1B in incremental revenue & design win growth, and >100K+ developer acquisitions.

IoTNorth - Detect the very big with the very small – counting bears with TinyML

IoT North are pleased to present Jim Bennett on counting bears with TinyML

Abstract:
Jim left the UK a few years ago to move to the Pacific North West of the US. Back in the UK the scariest animal he might have encountered would be a sudden hedgehog, but in Washington State where he lives it seems there are bears! He even lost an apple tree and a fence to one once.

A useful tool for him would be a bear detector – a device to alert him if there are bears in the garden. Such a tool could be built using an AI model trained in the cloud and running on a powerful computer. But who wants to risk a powerful computer outside when there are bears?

What if he could run a bear detector on a relatively inexpensive microcontroller, then see the results on a cloud dashboard?

This is where TinyML comes in! TinyML is shrinking AI models down very small, as in kilobytes in size, then running them on low power microcontrollers, or tiny computers like a Raspberry Pi Zero.

In this session Jim will train a bear detector using Edge Impulse, an on-line development platform for TinyML models, taking advantage of their new FOMO object detection model. He’ll then show how to run this model on a low powered device, uploading the detection results to an Azure IoT Central dashboard.

By the end of this session, you will have an understanding of TinyML, how to train models, how to visualize data, and just how wary of bears Jim actually is…

Bio:
Jim is a Regional Cloud Advocate focusing on building out and skilling communities in the Pacific North West, with a focus on the Microsoft Reactor in Redmond, Washington. He’s British, so sounds way smarter than he actually is, and is happy he moved to Redmond in time to be locked down at home and not see the office he came to work in, or the places he wanted to visit. In the past he’s lived in 4 continents working as a developer in the mobile, desktop, and scientific space. He's spoken at conferences and events all around the globe, organised meetup groups and communities, and written a book on mobile development.
He also hates and is allergic to cats, but has a 9-year-old daughter who loves cats, so he has 2 cats.

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