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IBM Watson Helsinki Summit

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!

November 28th 2017 - by - read
TechFast50

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 […]

November 21st 2017 - by - read

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 […]

November 2nd 2017 - by - read
Key moments at EY France

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 […]

October 24th 2017 - by - read
The 8HATS team presenting Bin++, a connected bin project based on LoRaWAN.

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!

October 20th 2017 - by - read