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#IoTFriday E27 | Testing in the Digital Age

April 13, 2018

The digital age brings more than only paper to mobile conversion. Processes are improved by digital, collecting data, using models and being predictive. Testing is a reactive activity. To become predictive we need 5 steps to create roadmap. A new book is released on the 1st of June 2018 in Utrecht, The Netherlands: “Testing in...

The Balance of Trust and Happiness – Karin van Baardwijk

April 12, 2018

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Karin van Baardwijk: ‘The Balance of Trust and Happiness‘. Van Baardwijk shared her vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit...

Supply Chain Transformation to Meet Your Evolving Business Needs

April 4, 2018

  Transform your supply chain to a one that integrates your global suppliers and engages them through a friction-less network, enabling you to scale and evolve your business     Digital transformations are disrupting the way we work, we conduct business and arguably all other facets of our lives. They seem to be the most...

March 15, 2018 by

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Christiaan Triebert: ‘The Paradox of Truth‘. Triebert shared his vision with us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in Brussels on...

February 27, 2018 by

Our current research topic is called “Digital Happiness” and we’re exploring new ideas about how companies should interact with their clients and employees. This time we want to share the idea and vision from Joe Gladstone: ‘How Money Can Buy You Happiness’. Gladstone presented his vision to us and our clients during our event In Pursuit of Digital Happiness in...

February 23, 2018 by

An investment is only done when the numbers add up. Starting an IoT project, however great an idea only happens when the business case is positive. IoTFriday takes a look at an example and adds up the numbers. In this case, we find out that the investment is equal to the income doing a quick...

January 26, 2018 by

Today it is the time for the industrial internet of things (IIoT) to take the stage on #IoTFriday. There are not really very big difference between IoT and IIoT solutions. The biggest difference lies in the act area (the IoT layers are: Connect, Talk, Think and Act). Where IoT solutions tend to enhance our lives...

December 15, 2017 by

Think is the crucial part of an IoT solution. It gives information to acting towards end users. The added value of IoT solutions is found in the information created by the Think part. It is vital to think about what information is needed. This creates the source for what information needs to be gathered from...

December 1, 2017 by

Data becomes an issue Online data storage is cheap and cloud computing power is widely available. This creates the situation where IoT solutions send all their data to a cloud platform before analysis starts. Why not have all this great data available? A problem rises where data streams become too big. This can be a...

November 22, 2017 by

Usually, I’m not scared of changes. I switched so many things in life: country, employer, position. But I have to confess I’m a bit worried by the changes the digital future is foreshadowing. I mean the distant future where we’ll all be scrutinized for every move. Most of the time fear comes from something we...

November 17, 2017 by

The value is in the data You might have heard this sentence many times. Generating and converting data is growing. IoT solutions are the ideal sources for gathering data. Examples are steps per day, pictures, blood pressure or revolutions per minute. Things have sensors to collect them. Differentiating between three types of data is important....

November 9, 2017 by

The American Marketing Association has defined marketing as “the activity, set of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” It is clear by its definition that marketing lies at the heart of the success of a business and is an age...

November 3, 2017 by

IoT solution needs a connection to unlock a great data potential. The Talk layer holds the technology. Every technology has its pros and cons for implementation. Making the right decision for implementation of hardware and software start transmitting data is crucial for a successful IoT solution.

November 1, 2017 by

A lack of customer focus In my experience of working in the software development field, I have interacted with many software engineers and even with people who use this software. I have realized that the general belief in the industry is that software is meant only for machines. But, the simple fact is that eventually,...

October 27, 2017 by

  Tom and Steven discuss the position of Artificial Intelligence within the IoT domain. On the World Summit AI 2017 held in Amsterdam a wide variety of topics with respect to AI. Other terms like machine learning or other intelligent behaviour are shown. It was the first edition of the AI summit. A lot of...

September 29, 2017 by

Today we are discussing Digital Happiness with Thijs Pepping. The three topics for this #IoTFriday are: – The quantified self – Generative design – A philosophical note Together with Thijs, I discuss the trend towards a focus on happiness and well-being. It began in the field of positive psychology, (happiness) economics, and now emerges in...

September 28, 2017 by

In the continuing battle of your privacy rights versus a company’s ability to collect and profit from data about you, there’s a new weapon on the field: If you’re using a Roomba to keep your house clean, you may be inadvertently giving iRobot, the maker of the device, valuable information about your house and its...

June 12, 2017 by

Since Homo Sapiens created fire it is entangled with technology. We used it to battle predators, diseases, and each other. While constantly picking the fruits of our newest inventions, we kept improving our technology and build a technology advanced, and technology depended, society. In his book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow history Professor...

March 8, 2017 by

I have frequently experienced projects that ran into serious problems due to data issues – typically issues caused by differences between various source systems. The requirement is to be able to identify the same object in different systems. The problems could show up in various types of projects like Analytics/BI projects, Big Data projects, projects...

February 23, 2017 by

To save you some valuable time I shortened an amazing psychological theory back to 10 lines (based on the book ‘Nudge’ from prof. R. Thaler & C. R. Sunstein). You are not a robot. A lot of your behaviour is based on emotions. Emotion was our primary interface for many years during our evolution; through...

February 1, 2017 by

Emerging technology is changing how we think about and use insurance. Big data, deep analytics, machine learning, the Internet of things, and cloud are all contributing to a culture of high automation and a shift in the insurance paradigm. As today’s insurance companies grow into tomorrow’s, they are embracing these technologies and changing how we...

January 23, 2017 by

Big Data is going to change everything and help us to gain a greater understanding of the world around us.  With the volumes of data we are collecting, we will be able to predict everything from illness, maintenance, weather, customer needs and more. Well… maybe. Kitman Labs is the “World’s First Athlete Optimization System” which...

November 24, 2016 by

In my previous blog about Privacy in a connected world , I concluded that the meaning of privacy will be a big discussion in the coming years. A prominent player in this discussion is Edward Snowden. Last week, I attended the dutch premiere of the movie Snowden. This premiere was followed by a live webcast interview...

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