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  • IoT North Meetup July 7th 6pm

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    Please note the event is virtual hosted on zoom - all events are recorded to be shared to members that miss it July Is a big IoT North Virtual Meetup We have 3 fantastic speakers form 2 different areas of IoT Stuart Mitchell and Innovative Strategic Product Director Jose Marcelino - a man that know about the things Daniel Sexton - a technologist and strategist in IoT form USA Stuart Mitchell - Consequences of mobile operator signalling vulnerabilities for IoT A high-level overview of key core elements and the vulnerabilities in both 3G and 4G mobile operator networks: how they can be executed, which technologies are affected and the potential impact to an IoT project or smartphone that uses cellular connectivity. Stuart is an entrepreneurial and strategic senior Product Director with experience gained at leading telecommunications vendors. With over 3 years founding $2M+ seed funded internal start-ups as CEO/Head of Product he was able to secure a successful exit for his last venture. Stuart has full product lifecycle experience from inception to launch and beyond and is experienced in leading Agile software development teams using Lean start-up developing SaaS and PaaS products. In addition, Stuart has 7+ years international business development and sales experience and is accomplished at building and leading globally distributed development, pre-sales and support teams. He is a proven communicator and evangelist able to rapidly adapt to new technologies. ZARIOT (zariot.com) is the only global IoT SIM with signalling security. We have leveraged 15 years of experience assisting mobile operators with identifying and protecting their networks from attack to bring the world's most secure IoT SIMs to market deploying leading-edge capabilities. Jose Marcelino - WisBlock: Creating new LoRa devices at industrial scale with only a screwdriver Find out about what's happening in LoRa and LPWAN at RAK. Learn about common challenges in developing LoRa node devices and how the tested, open source, hardware blocks of the WisBlock system can make hardware development much simpler - no soldering required. Controlling a flashing LED from a mobile app back in 2013 with no wires or setup gave Jose his own lightbulb moment: that in the not so distant future all devices will be connected and all developers should be empowered to be involved in their development. RAK Wireless is a market leader in design and manufacturing of LoRaWAN IoT hardware Daniel Sexton - Business Cases in IIoT There is a big difference between getting an AI-IoT-Edge project functional and building value for your company through these technologies. The talk will discuss some useful techniques to navigate new tech to build value and make money. Dan is a Founding Partner at RedChip Ventures. Prior to founding RedChip Ventures, Dan was a Managing Partner at a private investment fund for 6 years where he helped lead and manage investments in technology and product companies. He has over 15 years of experience leading large-scale, technology solutions for Fortune 500 companies, such as Genuine Parts Company, CitiGroup, and Blue Cross Blue Shield. In addition, he has worked with a number of tech startups both as a founder and advisor. RedChip Ventures is a tech strategy consulting firm. We help companies find and develop new ways to grow their businesses using AI, Edge, and IoT. Please like and Share the @IoTNorthu on twitter and IoT North on Linkedin, Please engage with our social posts, help us grow which will help you grow too. Register to attend and ensure you register for the newsletter on the website. If you would like to talk - email [masked]

  • IoT North - Virtual Meetup

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    IoT North Meetup - Talks delivered by partners, technology experts, business leaders, and members. please register so we can send you the secure logins prior to the event We have 2 great talks lined up for June, Digi-Key - Kelsie McMillin will be presenting on DK IoT studio on June 2nd. and then a high level live demo, showcasing some of the features of IoT Studio. Kelsie McMillin, Partnership Marketing Manager – Strategic Programs at Digi-Key, has been with the company since 2015. She works with all products and services related to the IoT and earned her Associate of Applied Science degree in Electronics Technology & Automated Systems from Northland Community & Technical College. A little info on Digi-Key – Headquartered in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, USA, Digi-Key is one of the fastest-growing distributors of electronic components in the world. Founded in 1972, Digi-Key was a pioneer in the mail-order catalog business and a key resource for design engineers. Today Digi-Key offers the world’s largest selection of electronic components in stock and available for immediate shipment. From prototype to production, we are here to fuel innovation all over the world. We are proud to be highly recognized as the leader for the availability of products, on-time delivery, overall performance, and engineer-friendly website. We also have a great talk by Jen Fenner is co-founder and managing director of DefProc, a small tech business based at Sensor City Liverpool. DefProc offers a bespoke design and engineering services including proof of concept, prototyping, and expertise in IoT devices that use LoRaWAN and NB-IoT. Working across a broad range of sectors that span from Health, Environmental and the Arts DefProc are a company that likes to take on innovative and exciting challenges. Push To Talk Push to Talk is a service that has been designed to tackle social isolation. According to Campaign to End Loneliness, an estimated 9 million people identify as lonely or isolated and would like more social interaction. Push to Talk was designed to alleviate this isolation people may be feeling. Some of the most isolated people in the UK are the elderly with some going days without seeing or having a conversation with another person. Due to the pandemic and the shielding of the most vulnerable in society, maintaining good mental health for those in this position has become a huge challenge. Push to Talk is an IoT device that connects using LoRaWAN rather than a home broadband connection. This is due to the high number of elderly people who do not have broadband at home or own a mobile phone, this is an attempt to bridge that digital divide. The device is a button that plugs into mains power and when it is pressed the caller will be connected to another person who has also pressed their button. Using an API and Twilio these people will be connected, and they can talk to each other using either a landline or mobile phone. This service also comes as an App for both iOS and Android for other groups that may be at risk of isolation where an app is more acceptable. The service is in the early stages of being rolled out across Liverpool and DefProc are looking for opportunities to scale the service to other regions. We have a new website with a wealth of content and support to the community, please register for the newsletter and please do share any content you would like to share. www.iotnorth.uk *Please note all events are recorded and shared on the website, The events for the foreseeable future will be hosted on Zoom, post lockdown, we will rotate location between Newcastle and Manchester.

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  • IoT Leeds - January 2020 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - Over the Edge; Migration, Optimization and Intelligence for IoT devices with Microsoft Azure - Andy Cross What does a mature IoT Solution look like? Is it enough to just connect up to the cloud and go? What about my devices that can't speak Cloudy? How do I understand and control what this costs me? What about the promised AI that lives in the Cloud?? In this session, Andy introduces and explores the role of Edge devices in a modern IoT architecture and can be made intelligent. There will be demos using Azure IoT tools, code, Cloud resources and simulated IoT Edge devices. 8:00 PM - Finish The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. The Platform building is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. We are usually on the 1st floor, there should be a security guard on duty who can show you where to go. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds

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  • IoT Leeds - November 2019 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - Saving the World with IoT – Tomasz Bartoszewski You don't have to be a super hero to make a difference to our planet, just some programming skills will suffice. Tomasz talks us through how IoT can be used in the renewable energy sector, changing power usage patterns and creating a virtual power plant to manage demand and supply. He will show us how to use Azure IoT Hub to do that, with simple demos and easy to follow examples that we can take away to try ourselves. 8:00 PM - Finish The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. The Platform building is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds

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  • IoT Leeds - October 2019 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - IoT Insecurity - Gary Hibberd (Cyberfort) Why IoT is insecure, so we need to consider carefully what Security means, why it's so important and how to ensure the IoT of the future is better designed than the past. 7:30 PM - Break 7:45 PM - IoTivities: Connectivity, Diversity, Interoperability - Lee Crossley 8:30 PM - Finish The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. The Platform building is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds

  • IoT Leeds - May 2019 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - Mindstack - Artificial Intelligence with the Raspberry Pi - Wade Penistone A bot framework solution for powering AI enabled IoT devices 7:30 PM - Break 7:45 PM - Commercialising IoT; Taking your products to market - Andrew Yell, Premier Farnell 8:30 PM - Finish Massive "Thank You" to Design Spark for sponsoring a giveaway(dev kit) at the meetup. DesignSpark.com is the Engineering and Maker Community of RS Components. The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. The Platform building is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds

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  • IoT Leeds - March 2019 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - Getting started with IoT with only your laptop - Pete Gallagher, PJGCreations 7:30 PM - Break 7:45 PM - Taking your IoT products to market - Andrew Yell, Premier Farnell 8:30 PM - Finish Massive "Thank You" to Design Spark for sponsoring the meetup. DesignSpark.com is the Engineering and Maker Community of RS Components. The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. Platform is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds

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  • IoT Leeds - January 2019 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - Using Splunk to put your IoT data to work Converging Data deliver data analytics capability into organisations. Splunk provides a great way to gather your IoT data and put it to work using real-time dashboards and alerts. I hope to introduce Splunk and show how it can quickly help to create value from your IoT data. 7:30 PM - Break 7:45 PM - Giving a voice to the physical world with Low Power radio networks (LPWAN) In this talk we’ll explore how and why low power radio networks are driving the IoT. We’ll focus on how to connect devices to Sigfox - a robust and easy to use network already widely deployed in the UK with over 1200 gateways providing coverage nationwide - and many more in 60 other countries. Talks aims to offer something for everyone from the basics of connectivity, business mode of typical IoT devices and explore other connectivity options like LoRaWAN and NB-IoT before taking a more tech dive into typical device design, power consumption and look at the - recently opened - radio protocol itself. There’ll also be devices available for a hands on demo afterwards. 8:30 PM - Finish Massive "Thank You" to Design Spark for sponsoring the meetup. DesignSpark.com is the Engineering and Maker Community of RS Components. The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. Platform is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds

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  • IoT Leeds - October 2018 meetup

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    The meetup will be at Platform by Leeds train station. 6:30 PM - Doors open 7:00 PM - David Simmons from Influx Data, developers of InfluxDB 7:30 PM - Break 7:45 PM - Dr Jujar Panesar from Centre for Digital Systems, talking about bringing engineering skills and simulation methods to the IoT 8:30 PM - Finish Massive "Thank You" to Design Spark for sponsoring the meetup. DesignSpark.com is the Engineering and Maker Community of RS Components. The postcode of the venue is LS1 4JB. Platform is located over the Leeds rail station with the entrance outside next to Marks and Spencer. Follow us on https://twitter.com/IotLeeds