• Innovation Festival Special show - Northumbrian Water

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    Innovation Festival Special show - Northumbrian Water

    Should you attend this sprint, well that's what we are going to help you decide!

    The ‘Brilliant Get-Together’ is taking place between 18 - 21 October and is set to be the perfect blend of traditional festival fun mixed with a digital twist.
    Northumbrian Water's Innovation Festival is the mashing together of innovation techniques like design thinking and data hacks with a British Summer Festival. It started in 2017 and has grown over the course of the last four years. The festival has essentially become our idea generation engine, but it is so much more than that. We also use it to make rapid progress on ideas that span organizational boundaries – a “years’ worth of work in a week”. Our partners also tell us that it is great for networking because we bring together so many people from so many organizations. Last, but by no means least, it is a lot of fun.

    As part of this year’s festival we will be hosting a number of hybrid sprints at the Common Room in Newcastle, including ‘Under the lid…from smart to super smart meters’ a sprint which looks at generating new and innovative ideas to help make our smart meters smarter!

    So if you or your company have ideas on how:
    · IoT sensors can help identify water quality issues or leaks in a heavily constrained environment
    · To use existing or new comms to move data from our meters to the cloud, in typically areas of poor network coverage
    · We might power our smart meters in a more sustainable way, rather than relying on conventional batteries

    Why not come along and take part in our sprint (either in person or online)!

    To register, go to: Xylem (innovationfestival.org)

    https://youtu.be/GTunBpSKv1g

  • IoT North Meetup - Standard-essential patents and Managing IoT Devices at scale

    IoT North Present two diverse speakers on Standard-essential patents and Managing IoT Devices at scale.

    Talk 1: Could standard essential patents put your IoT innovation at risk? by Stephen Tulip

    "Standard-essential patents are a crucial, but often overlooked, building block of IoT innovation. What are they? Why are they important? What risks do they present to your business? And crucially, what can you do about it?"

    Bio

    Stephen Tulip is the App Association’s UK Membership & Engagement Manager. With several years of experience in the UK membership and manufacturing sectors, Stephen connects our members, app developers and device manufacturers, with the policy issues affecting their business. Regularly joining events, he’s always happy to connect and promote the UK’s device manufacturing sector. For more information, please reach Stephen at [masked] or[masked]

    Talk 2: Managing Devices at scale by David T

    "Balena builds a platform for deploying and managing fleets of IoT devices at scale, and reduces friction for the fleet owners. We'll cover what's new on the platform, talk about why fleet management is important (no matter the platform you choose), and review what it takes to move from prototype to production. Finally, we'll take a look at an easy way to create open Fleets of devices, allowing end users to run your software with the new balenaHub one-click install process."

    Bio

    David spends a lot of time thinking about how technologies built for the Cloud are now leaving the Datacenter, and being implemented at the Edge and in small IoT devices. Developer Advocate at balena, Arm Innovator, and energy-efficient computing fan.

  • IoT North - AI with Intel - From Ideation to Inception

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    IoT North present - AI with Intel - from ideation to inception.
    Intel will be demonstrating the tools they have available for you to build AI from concept in the Intel DevCloud to production at the edge.
    Understand the process, tools and investment that intel has available for you to use, to help accelerate the adoption and deployment of AI (artificial intelligence) at the Edge.
    Speakers include Vibhu Bithar Sr. Solution Architect - AI ML IoT at Intel Corporation
    And
    Rob Risany - Director - Edge AI Solutions Architecture at Intel Corporation
    Hosted by Paul Wealls IoT North Founder
    and
    John Staveley IoT North Events Organizer

    Linkedin https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:ugcPost:6846126991826014208/

    Facebook - we are streaming the talks as a livestream here
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/292291309227074/permalink/376321934157344/

    Youtube - we are streaming the talks as a livestream here
    https://youtu.be/Bm10ZveIAbQ

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  • IoT North Meetup - Simplifying the development of the Intelligent Edge

    Our September talk will be given by Olivier Bloch, Principal Program Manager at Microsoft in the Azure IoT team. He will be presenting the following talk:

    Simplifying the development of the Intelligent Edge
    IoT solutions are becoming more and more versatile with the rapid evolution of Artificial Intelligence spreading all the way down to sensors.
    A solution is no longer intelligent thanks to the Cloud only. Its brains are now distributed from the Cloud all the way down to IoT Sensors at the Edge. Olivier Bloch joins us to demo how Machine Learning at the edge is shaping and demo with Azure Percept how simple it can be to train, deploy and operate ML at the Edge

    I am Principal Program Manager at Microsoft in the Azure IoT team, working on developer experience and communities engagement.
    I have worked in the IoT space for as long as I can remember, first as an embedded developer and consultant, then as a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft France then Microsoft Corp.
    I also spent 3 years in Microsoft Open Technologies, engaging with open source communities on topics going from Web and JavaScript to gaming and IoT.

    Follow Olivier:
    Twitter: @obloch (https://twitter.com/obloch)
    LinkedIn: https://lnkd.in/gvFY_py
    Blog: https://lnkd.in/dnzengw
    IoT Show: https://aka.ms/iotshow
    IoT Blog: https://aka.ms/iotblog
    GitHub: olivierbloch (https://lnkd.in/gP2Saj8)

    Do you have an IoT Solution? Are you looking for new customers?
    IoT North have a new IoT Use Case Marketplace for you to promote your use case, we will create lead generation to accelerate IoT adoption.
    One key rule - no branding - we are removing bias and presumption and focusing on promoting your solution value.
    Register today - www.iotnorth.uk/marketplace

    Please follow us on linkedin for regular updates
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    Facebook - we are streaming the talks as a livestream here
    https://www.facebook.com/groups/936830030067866/

    Youtube - we are streaming the talks as a livestream here
    https://youtu.be/zOG_4z_u6DY

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  • IoT North - Digital Asset Management at Amey

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    Due to tech issues we have reorganised
    The IoT North Community meetup is brought to you this month by Sadaf Shah, Technical Director - Information Services & Platforms at Strategic Consulting at Amey.

    Abstract: How is Amey enabling digital asset management through our innovative platforms and services? Our IoT Predictive Analytics platforms improve clients understanding of asset by optimising operations management and moving away from reactive to preventative and predictive maintenance. In the session, we will be covering:

    · How our platform is industry, asset and sensor agnostic?
    · How we're achieving real-time remote condition monitoring and analytics?
    · How we're optimising availability and performance of the nation's critical asset?

    Amey is acting as system integrator for our clients integrating various systems controls providing a comprehensive decision support system. Our platform is currently serving major European infrastructure assets – from major bridges to waste treatment plants to London underground

    Bio: Sadaf Shah is Technical Director - Information Services & Platforms at Strategic Consulting, Amey, which he joined in June, 2021. He is leading a portfolio of digital capabilities focusing on development of Predictive Asset Intelligence platform for Civil Infrastructures i.e. bridges, highways and dams and Rail Data Services to optimise operational management and capacity planning. Prior to taking this role, he was at Rolls Royce Plc, where he led the development of Advance Analytics platform and contributed in Intelligent Engine capability which was effectively aerospace jet engine digital twin.

  • IoT North - Digital Asset Management at Amey

    Online event

    The IoT North Community meetup is brought to you this month by Sadaf Shah, Technical Director - Information Services & Platforms at Strategic Consulting at Amey.

    Abstract: How is Amey enabling digital asset management through our innovative platforms and services? Our IoT Predictive Analytics platforms improve clients understanding of asset by optimising operations management and moving away from reactive to preventative and predictive maintenance. In the session, we will be covering:

    · How our platform is industry, asset and sensor agnostic?
    · How we're achieving real-time remote condition monitoring and analytics?
    · How we're optimising availability and performance of the nation's critical asset?

    Amey is acting as system integrator for our clients integrating various systems controls providing a comprehensive decision support system. Our platform is currently serving major European infrastructure assets – from major bridges to waste treatment plants to London underground

    Bio: Sadaf Shah is Technical Director - Information Services & Platforms at Strategic Consulting, Amey, which he joined in June, 2021. He is leading a portfolio of digital capabilities focusing on development of Predictive Asset Intelligence platform for Civil Infrastructures i.e. bridges, highways and dams and Rail Data Services to optimise operational management and capacity planning. Prior to taking this role, he was at Rolls Royce Plc, where he led the development of Advance Analytics platform and contributed in Intelligent Engine capability which was effectively aerospace jet engine digital twin.

  • IoT North Food for Thought - Steps in adopting IoT in Manufacturing

    IoT North Food for Thought - Steps in adopting IoT in Manufacturing

    We are joined by Ian Gardner (IBM) and Andrew Gill (Waterstons) to discuss their experience and tips in helping manufacturing adopt IoT.

    We will discuss

    What’s the first step to take to adopt IoT ?

    How do we help to plan the stages?

    How do we help the whole (the workers) business see the positive impacts rather than potentially creating fear?

    If you have insights and advice or question please do join us and ask questions etc live,

  • IoT North Meetup - Zero-defect manufacturing and supercapacitors

    Tonight we have two speakers: Krste Pangovski on Unlocking the DNA of assembly processes using Artificial Intelligence and Joe Sleppy on using super capacitors to power IoT devices.

    First talk (Approx 15 minutes)

    Title: Unlocking the DNA of assembly processes using Artificial Intelligence: a step towards zero-defect manufacturing

    Abstract: Today there are still come 300 million people working in factories, performing manual assembly, contrary to the popular belief that robots have taken over; people are still the dominant force in manufacturing. However, people make mistakes, have different skill levels and or simply have an off-day leading to product defects, variability in product quality and waste. At the same time, we are seeing a significant skill deficit as the previous manufacturing generation leaves for retirement. Skills and defect-rate are two sides of the same coin. To answer this we have built VIOLET; an AI system based on vision technologies which aims to support manual production workers by unlocking the DNA of any manual assembly process, automatically providing targeted training, assisting the assemblers and providing a quality assurance file for every product manufactured.

    Bio: Dr Krste Pangovski is the CEO of Vision Intelligence. Krste is an entrepreneurial scientist with more than 15 years of experience in industrial R&D complemented by academic research at leading institutions in sensing and diagnostics of complex processes and human-system interaction. Demonstrated track record of working in, and leading, cross-functional teams across multiple industries ranging from Government to Manufacturing. His experience lies at the interface of academia, government and industry and places him in a unique position to tackle complex problems and bridging Service and Product Design teams across technical, business and UX domains.

    Second talk (Approx 15 minutes)

    Title: Flexible Supercapacitors & Energy Harvesting Technologies to Enable High Power, Battery Free, IoT Devices

    Abstract:

    Capacitech Energy, Inc. is producing a physically flexible and wire-shaped supercapacitor. The innovation leverages its novel form factor to eliminate the need to make painful engineering trade-offs. This is because, like no supercapacitor before it, it can be routed through areas where space is available on the PCB or placed off the PCB and integrated into other parts of the product or system’s infrastructure instead, such as a wiring harness for an electric vehicle. One attractive use case for this wire-like supercapacitor is in the IoT space. Limited by a low cycle life, battery powered IoT devices have a short service life. The cost of frequently replacing these batteries every 2-5 years is staggering. Energy harvesting technologies, such as a solar cell, can be paired with a high-powered supercapacitor to serve as an alternative to batteries. The result meets the power requirements of Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, LoRa, and even cellularly connected IoT devices. Economically, it could reduce the cost of ownership for the end user (by replacing costly batteries) by ~25% and returns ~33% of the space on the IoT device’s PCB to the design engineer for miniaturization or new features.

    Bio:

    Joe Sleppy, 24, is an entrepreneur with a mechanical, electrical, and material engineering background. During his freshman year at the University of Central Florida, while studying electrical engineering, Sleppy got involved in undergraduate research related to solar cell technologies and supercapacitors. In 2016, during his sophomore year, Sleppy founded Capacitech with co-founder Dr. Jayan Thomas to license and commercialize technologies developed at the lab he was working in.
    Sleppy co-authored multiple published research papers, and has raised over $1M of funding for Capacitech. He was selected to represent the University of Central Florida to Bill Gates in a one-on-one meeting.

  • IoT North Food For Thought - Unlocking the value of IoT in Retail

    We are incredibly grateful to have Jordan Appleson CEO of Hark Systems, a very impressive young CEO of Hark Systems, Jordan will be sharing his experiences of delivering solutions to retail customers, and the value their customers have experienced. Hark systems have gone from an innovative start up to successful IoT solutions business. #retail #iotretail #iotsolutions https://harksys.com/

  • IoT North - Food for Thought - Can IoT enable human predictive maintenance

    Can IoT enable human predictive maintenance Joining Host Paul Wealls, to discuss the here and now and the future of E-Health

    Hatice Tavlı CEO - IVDY who empower patients with full control over their digital health records and help physicians for faster and more accurate diagnosis.
    And
    Colville Wood - Chief Technology Officer at Cognizant Insurance UK&I -
    Colville has spent 25 years providing the strategy and leadership to enable financial organisations to deliver ground-breaking changes to their business. Whether it is introducing the first cafeteria insurance products in the UK, building the first AI driven claims valuation service or creating the platform to support the largest state pension provider in Denmark Colville has provided the leadership to combine technology, programme delivery and business change.

    https://youtu.be/Gio0_4adlK0
    linkedin
    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/paul-wealls-4799422_can-iot-enable-human-predictive-maintenance-activity-6812463583092330496-ZkRW