Welcome IoT Weekly News Readers!
There are 2 major items that I wanted to mention this week. First is IoT Fuse: Conference 2018. The IoT Fuse: Conference is our yearly conference to unite accomplished doers, makers and hackers with the brightest executives, entrepreneurs and innovators.
Last year we had more than 1100 registrations for the conference with 60+ sessions and 40+ sponsors supporting the event. This year will prove to be even larger and more exciting with two days of technical workshops and an even larger presence across multiple industries. This conference will sell out, so register today and join the largest community of IoT professionals in the upper Midwest!
Additionally, I posted a new article on Why the Time is Now for the Internet of Things. It's a follow-up article after being the keynote at the University of Minnesota Law School Symposium. Enjoy!
Finally, myself and the team at IoT Fuse is putting on an awesome IoT event this week on Disrupting Logistics and Transportation Using IoT Technologies. If you are in the cities, you'll definitely want to attend this event with me. There will be great perspectives from experts in the field.
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What You Need to Know about IoT in 2018
The Internet of Things has been developing for the last few years and will be finally coming to the mainstream in 2018. IoT is a simple thing in concept as it is merely the interconnection between all devices in our home and in our lives. It means that we have an internet profile connected to our car, our fridge, and our bathtub.
Caregiving Technology: Integration with IoT
Caregivers always have anxieties about whether their loved ones are safe alone at home. One survey led by EFC says, in the UK, one out of six people give preference to caring for an elderly loved one but are forced to give up working to do so.
What We Can Learn From China About IoT
In many ways, smart ride-sharing conveys the essence of China’s IoT transformation: It draws on Chinese traditions while integrating advanced technologies in novel and unexpected ways. I was struck by signs all around that China is no longer a tech imitator — it has matured into a tech innovator, solidifying its place as an IoT leader.
IoT Fuse: Conference on May 3rd, 2018
IoT Fuse unites accomplished doers, makers and hackers with the brightest executives, investors, entrepreneurs through a yearly conference, hackathons, meetups and more. Join us for IoT Fuse:Conference 2018 and order your tickets today before the conference sells out!
Senator Mark Warner Concerned About IoT Security
Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr (R), R-N.C.; and Senate Intelligence Vice Chair Mark Warner, D-Va., hold a news conference on the status of the committee's inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 election on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, October 4, 2017.
When BlockChain Meets IoT
The earliest and the most practical application of a blockchain was to create the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Today, it has gone beyond finance with some great applications in the offing.
The Truth Is, Most IoT Devices Can Be Turned Into Botnets
The rise of major botnet events such as Mirai and WannaCry showed the vulnerability of some IoT devices, but the problem actually exists in almost all of them.
What to Understand About Health Care IoT and Its Security
As we have seen, the Internet of Things will disrupt and change every industry and how actors within it do business. Along with new paradigms in services and products that one can offer due to the proliferation of IoT, come business risks as well as heightened security concerns – both physical and cyber.
Investors Back IoT Startups
Chicago-based Uptake Technologies, an Industrial IoT startup, had the biggest haul of the year, with $117 million raised in a Series D round, on top of a $90 million Series C round earlier in 2017, bringing its total funding to more than $250 million. It strengthened its position as an IoT “unicorn,” which is now valued at $2.3 billion.
Digital Transformation and IoT: Making the Connection
Thanks to the internet of things (IoT), higher-quality data can now be captured more quickly and in greater volumes, presenting organizations with new opportunities to transform and improve their business models. What could the IoT’s new possibilities mean for your business?
6 IoT Trends to Watch in 2018
IoT platforms have an exciting year ahead for them as they adapt to the evolving environment of edge computing, blockchain, and niche application support. The intelligent digital mesh is increasing in complexity and the security demands at all levels of the network is here to make the year even more interesting for software designers and platform engineers alike.
Get Meals Started Before You Get Home With Gourmia’s IoT Multi-Cooker
While plenty of multi-cookers and slow-cookers can keep food warm until it’s ready to serve, chefs who want to keep food cold until it’s ready to cook are out of luck. That’s the problem for which Gourmia‘s new IoT Cool-Cooker aims to provide a solution.
IoT Potty Training
If you have not had children, stop reading now, we implore you. Because before you’ve had kids, you can’t know how supremely important it is that they take care of going to the bathroom by themselves. David Gouldin knows how it is. But unlike most of us, he resorted to using an Amazon IoT button and Twilio. No, we are not kidding.
IoT Chore Reminder for the Serially Forgetful
The secret to domestic bliss often lies in attention to detail, an area in which we can all do a little better. But if paper notes and smartphone reminders are not enough to help you remember to knock jobs off your list, perhaps this IoT task reminder will give you the edge you need to keep the peace at home.