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Sogeti Showcases IoT at E&A 2017

June 7, 2017

Electronics and Applications 2017 is a seminar that stretches over three days. The focus is on industrial usage, features a live assembly line and has some great seminar tracks. Sogeti High Tech was also present with a stand showcasing our 3D printed robotic arm, IoT and testing (IoTMap), Connected Bridges and how we help a...

Turning Your IoT Agenda Into Reality

June 6, 2017

Today more than ever, IoT is at the heart of IT strategy. Let’s discuss the multitude of ‘things and services ‘being connected and how can you take practical steps to leverage your IoT investments. From harnessing insights from data on everything from customer behaviour to operational efficiency? How do you ensure the network and personal...

10 Technologies That Will Enable Organizations to Unlock the Full Potential of IoT

June 5, 2017

“The IoT demands an extensive range of new technologies and skills that many organizations have yet to master,” said Nick Jones, vice president and distinguished analyst at Gartner. “A recurring theme in the IoT space is the immaturity of technologies and services and of the vendors providing them“. Introduction of the Gartner press release, detailing...

May 31, 2017 by

Two of the most talked about technologies in today’s world are Blockchain and IoT. They are at the initial stage of maturity and there are a lot of activities taking place in the development of them and finding interesting uses of the technologies. One of the key challenges of IoT world is security. In this...

May 30, 2017 by

As smarter products mature, I felt it would be useful to review the IoT observations and predictions published by Gartner Group Inc. last year. Gartner identifies IoT Security, IoT Analytics, IoT Device (Thing) Management, Low-Power Short-Range IoT networks, Low-Power Wide-Area Networks, IoT Processors, IoT Operating Systems, Event Stream Processing, IoT Platforms, and IoT Standards and...

May 29, 2017 by

If we do a quick word search on the opening keynote session of the recently held Google’s developer conference Google I/O 2017, the most frequently used words invariably by all speakers were “Machine Learning” and “excited”, very much in line with this year’s focus area for SogetiLabs’s Research –the Machine Intelligence, and we are excited...

May 25, 2017 by

Imagine this future: You are flying from Atlanta, Georgia to Chicago, Illinois.  You walk into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.  The moment you walk in the front door of the airport, Hartsfield-Jackson knows that you are there.  Via your phone, it provides you with your boarding pass, flight updates about your gate, boarding time, and departure...

May 24, 2017 by

At my latest visit to my hairdresser, he told me about two recent crime incidents in Sweden involving wireless communication. This sent me home to research what had happened in more detail – and the results are not very comforting. The Incidents The first incidents – An owner of a new BMW X5 had his...

May 18, 2017 by

When Sogetilabs members met at Sogeti High Tech in Toulouse, two words were in the spotlight in this community of “geeks”: beauty and uncertainty. What relationship do you have with these two concepts and technology? Simply by putting into perspective the necessary permanent question of how we approach the search for solutions and meet needs that...

April 27, 2017 by

On April 1st, 2017, Robert Martin returned home to find that his garage door wouldn’t open. Martin had recently purchased an IoT garage door opener, but he found that it was unresponsive. It wasn’t a power outage or something similar that caused the problem; instead, the manufacturer Garadget had intentionally disabled Martin’s door by blocking...

April 5, 2017 by

In the day and age of connected devices and the IoT revolution, there are a lot of concerns around privacy. As consumers, we are caught in the balance between privacy and convenience. Companies such as Google have to push this balance to develop innovative and sometimes creepy technology, often at the cost of our data....

April 4, 2017 by

For advocates of technology, the past few years have been filled with wonder and excitement at breakthroughs that have opened a world of possibilities for a dynamic, interconnected world.  From IoT to blockchain to robotics, to the emergence of 5g networks, to artificial intelligence and the algorithmic life, the canvas is clearly being prepared for incredible...

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 12, 2017 by

Digitization is here to stay and we could either hide from it or embrace it, but as you remember from the times of old, sooner or later you would still be found. The embracement means that our processes with the assorted paper trail go digital. Here is the thing about digitization that few understands: The...

January 11, 2017 by

As software developers, we have learned to take for granted the effects of Moore’s Law. We have become inured to the attitude that, if processors aren’t quite fast enough to run a large, complex program fast enough today, the next release of improved hardware tomorrow will do the trick. We plan for such growth in...

January 9, 2017 by

In a couple of blogs, I look to the future of IoT and testing. My last blog (From SoS to MoM) describes how the test cases do the thinking. In this blog, we build further on the System of Systems(SoS) concept to Model of Models(MoM) and consider the world where multi model predictions become a...

January 6, 2017 by

Smart City Challenges and Imperative Humanity has officially become an urban species with over 50% of Earth’s 7.4 billion inhabitants living in urban environments.  In the near future, there will be near 30 megacities with a population of more than 10 million around the globe.  The infrastructure investments needed to keep up with the demands...

December 24, 2016 by

Everyone knows the future of Internet of Things is huge.  Some numbers I saw this week include Forbes comment stating the total market could be $7T by 2020.  And Dell claims there will be over 50B wireless connected “things” in that same timeframe.  At a high-level, most IoT architecture has four layers: Business applications that...

December 23, 2016 by

The new season of the Défi H is launched; the selected teams are among 8 repartees between Bordeaux, Paris and Lille. A 9th project proposed by the ENSEA School is supported out off the competition. The range of the represented establishments extended at new schools. Besides the ENSEA, Léonard de Vinci engineers’ college, the ICAM...

November 21, 2016 by

Internet of Things has been growing exponentially; testing must keep up. You might have read this in an article I published last year [TSE]. In this blog (part of a series) you will read about the technology that we need, in order to restrain this exponential growth of test cases. Let’s take a look into...

October 21, 2016 by

To continue my series of blog posts about how to practice the Internet of Things in different sectors, here is one for the public sector. One of the most exciting things that is happening in our industry is that more and more organizations are publishing their data and functionality as APIs, and thereby enabling the creation...

October 20, 2016 by

The internet of things is nothing new to some people, while to some the Internet of Things is everything they have been waiting for. The Internet of things is growing fast. These devices will be connected to backend systems. It will change the life of a software developer, when it comes to connectivity, hardware, data,...

October 3, 2016 by

When I was young, circa 1970, my mother used to close the curtains in the evening. Our privacy was important to her; no need for neighbours to be able to look inside our home. Things have changed. In the 80’s the discussion on privacy was impacted by the digitalization of information. The control on our...

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