IoTFriday E39 | To gateway or not to gateway


Today we look at a mothership concept for IoT solutions that is not another gateway concept. Inspired by the book “Wired for War” by P.W. Singer (interesting read on robotics, drones and everything related) the mothership concept challenges our IoT architecture with less gateways. A mothership for drones serves as a higher hierarchy of drones that can have more intelligence but furthermore has the same functionality of the swarm of drones it is part of. Transfer this to IoT solutions and there can be a smarter device among the smart devices. In that sense it is not another gateway but a mothership for a group of IoT nodes.

It is good to challenge your own ideas once in a while to see if they still stand. Technology is going forwards at an astounding pace sometimes. This impacts your field of reference and thus needs a reality check once in while.

Tom Van de Ven


Tom van de Ven is active in the field of High Tech testing for 15 years. As a High Tech test expert he is a frequently asked sparring partner for Sogeti High Tech customers with regard to starting/professionalizing test projects. Besides a multitude of test assignments (eg. in the field of healthcare, semiconductors, agriculture and automotive) he is an active member of the Sogeti High Tech Test Competence Centre and a speaker for High Tech seminars. Tom uses his experience in a role as a coach for (starting) High Tech test engineers and is constantly looking for improvements in High Tech test methodologies. He is the author of the book that combines Internet of Things and TMap: IoTMap!!!. He also teaches and develops several testing courses in the embedded and high tech domain. If not teaching, testing a tunnel or promoting “Quick Tech Testing” you can find him setting up a high tech test automation framework for the odd customer.

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