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IoT is defined as “the network of physical devices, vehicles, buildings and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, and network connectivity that enables these objects to collect and exchange data.” Unless you work in technology or ‘Smart Cities’ it can be difficult to mentally translate the concept of the IoT to the reality.... Read More

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In 1979, China glanced into America’s creative soul. President Nixon had invited a Chinese delegation to see the happenings of Silicon Valley. The delegation’s leader, Chen Chunxian, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, was blown away by what he saw. And how could he not be? What a spectacle it must have been, seeing giants in their... Read More

When a fire broke out in a New Orleans home in October 2015, safety procedures worked exactly as they should – smoke alarms sounded, the occupants were alerted to the danger, and all 11 residents safely escaped from the house. Earlier that year, a new program from the New Orleans Fire Department (NOFD) and the city’s analytics team, the Office... Read More

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In my previous post, I covered the governance implications of Bitcoin. This post delves into the underlying technology behind Bitcoin — blockchain. Almost everybody agrees blockchain is the real game-changing innovation that enabled Bitcoin’s success. However, these are still early days for the technology. Apart from Bitcoin, most blockchain... Read More