IoT World 2018

IoT World 2018 – Innovation, Startups, And Awards

Last week held the annual, IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, California. An event that packs in over 12,000 people from around the world to discuss, share, and plan for the next wave of the Internet of Things (IoT). The week was nothing short of insights from industry experts, hackathons, workshops, and global startups showcasing […]

Innovating an Industry Isn’t as Complicated as You Think

“Innovation” bubbled up a few years ago to join “synergy” and “thought leadership” as business buzzwords. Business leaders talked so much about innovating their companies that they eventually had to put their money where their mouth was: 74 percent established processes to spur innovation, and more than half hired chief innovation officers. Seeking innovation isn’t […]

Bridge between Startups and Local Government [Interview with San Francisco’s Chief Innovation Officer Jay Nath]

In 2014, under the leadership of former Mayor Ed Lee, the San Francisco’s Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation created Startup in Residence, a program connecting startups and local government to make government more effective and responsive to residents. Startup in Residence (STIR) brings startups and local government together to develop targeted solutions to civic challenges […]

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Manufacturers Identify New Ways to Succeed in Narrowband IoT

Rise in demand for low power consuming applications has compelled the leading market players operating in the narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) market to come up with different strategies to mark their presence. Recently, Vodafone announced launch of its narrowband internet of thing network in Sydney and Melbourne. New Investment Pockets Vodafone’s network is currently […]

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Scientists create comfortable e-skin wearable that lasts for a week

A group of Japanese scientists have created an “inflammation-free, lightweight, stretchable” e-skin sensor capable of lasting for up to a week, published in Nature Nanotechnology this week. The new development could open the way for medical wearables that track heart-rate, blood pressure, and blood sugar throughout the week, without being invasive to the user. See […]

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Meet Emma, the wearable that helps people with Parkinson’s

Microsoft has unveiled a prototype watch that helps those suffering from Parkinson’s disease, a degenerative disorder that affects over 10 million people worldwide. The wearable, codenamed Project Emma, is designed to reduce the uncontrollable shaking, one of the early Parkinson’s symptoms. Small vibration motors inside the wearable stop the brain from creating as many tremors. […]

How corporate innovation centers make companies competitive

One of the most famous advertisements in history, the “Kodak Moment,” symbolized much more than a brand. It was a mantra of life, one that united pictures, memories, and nostalgia. The new “Kodak Moment” is that moment when executives miss how customers and markets are shifting in favor of preserving legacy mindsets and shareholder value. […]

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Accenture opens Liquid Studio to speed up software development

Multinational services firm Accenture has opened its first Liquid Studio in London’s business district, to enable customers and collaborators to speed up software development. Accenture claims that the Liquid Studio can vastly reduce the time spent developing a prototype and can lead to more innovative solutions. In some cases, the firm said the development cycle […]

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China planning massive innovation for state-operated companies

China’s Communist Party has launched one of the most ambitious private equity funds, focused on restructuring and reforming the party’s State-owned enterprises (SOE). The party is looking to spend 350 billion yuan ($52.5 billion) on the reform project, which will be used to pay for mergers, acquisitions, industrial upgrades, and “innovation.” See Also: Worn in […]

Will Europe beat the U.S. in smart city innovation?

Though Europe is currently battered by a refugee crisis, economic laggards and Britain’s potential exit, some argue that its future smart cities will still be more innovative than those in the US. In the global entrepreneurial landscape, the EU has a reputation as an overly bureaucratic, risk averse zone with poorer access to venture capital […]