Watson Helsinki Summit: The Magic Show by Digita, Watson IoT and ThingPark
On 18 October, Guy Shelbourne and myself Mark Maidman were invited to attend the IBM Watson Helsinki Summit by our Finnish partner Digita. We told visitors the unheard of capabilities of a public LoRaWAN network, coupled with Watson IoT analytics and ThingPark. Here’s the full story!
The Road to IoT Riches, Part 3: A Renewed Focus on The Americas
After trekking through Asia-Pacific and Europe, we come to the New World. Although IoT implementation in the Americas has lagged behind other regions, the game is changing at an accelerating rate. Comcast is rapidly expanding its operations in the US and players in Canada, Central and South America are doing the same. Here we take an overview of developments in the next frontier in the IoT.
Take the Pulse of the Fast West with Deloitte France’s Tech Awards
As 2017 is drawing to an end, we’re well into the business ceremonies season! Last month, I was representing Actility as the incumbent Entrepreneur of the Year in the 2017 EY France awards. On 9 November, we were back in the spotlights with the Technology Fast 50 West French award. The event organized by […]
After a Streak of Neighborhood Burglaries, An IoT Business is Born
A young researcher in Belgium has created his own LoRaWAN motion sensors to protect his home. The market has taken notice.
Lebanon Sows the Seeds of the Internet of Things
Lebanon’s Ministry of Telecommunications and Ogero Telecom have been busy rolling out a nationwide IoT network, a project they aim to complete by the end of 2017. Partners are simultaneously implementing solutions within a variety of sectors and end-customers are already seeing the results.
New LoRaWAN specs straight from the Alliance’s oven to your plate
There’s excellent news coming from the LoRa Alliance: the core LoRaWAN specifications enabling passive roaming are coming out of the oven! As a co-chair of the LoRa Alliance Technical Committee, it’s my pleasure to present you our latest treats on roaming, security, Class B, and standalone Join Server. The Technical Committee has been working on […]
Key moments at the EY France Start-up of The Year Awards Ceremony 2017
Here I was again at the prestigious Salle Pleyel for the 25th EY France Entrepreneur of the Year awards ceremony. Participating this year was Christophe Barbier from L’Express, Arnaud Le Gal from Les Echos and Jean-Francois Royer from EY as Master of Ceremonies, accompanied by a band playing pop standards and a couple of entertaining […]
CityHack Bucharest: Pimp my connected bin with LoRaWAN!
As Actility's Experience Engineering Director, I was among the 100 participants of CityHack 2017 in Bucharest, the smart city hackathon organized by Orange Romania, Tremend and Actility. On 22 -23 September, our 8HATS team built a demo of a waste management solution based on LoRaWAN that won the first prize. I'd like to share how we came to this success!
The Road to IoT Riches, Part 2: From the European birthplace to Global Horizons
Europe is the birthplace of LPWA technologies... How has this ecosytem evolved and what are its current ambitions? In this second blog post on the "Road to IoT Riches", we asked the M2M/IoT industry maven, Stephan Buehler, CTO of the Swiss device manufacturer Omniimpex.
Decentlab Deploys Carbosense To Measure Co2 Across Switzerland
In the media, talk of the ambitious 2015 Paris Climate Change Agreement seems dominated by political drama — from the historic nature of bringing together 190 countries together around a common cause, to the current US presidential administration’s decision to pull out even as state governments and businesses have pledged to keep the American end […]