Every day we read about new ideas that bring the concept of the Smart City to life – from water systems that predict demand based on the weather forecast and set storage levels appropriately, to street lighting that senses traffic and pedestrian movement to reduce power requirements in quiet neighbourhoods and power management systems that [...]
Blog Posts by Rob Parkes
During the EMEA Innovation Centre opening event, I was fortunate enough to lead a roundtable session on how to monetize innovative M2M industry-specific applications. Around the table we had Communication Service Providers, member companies of ng Connect, and various other industry professionals with an interest in M2M. One topic took a substantial part of the [...]
Is the future a “Murmuration” of people, things and organisations? A look at the new frontier of collaboration.
I think that most of us are aware of the benefits of collaboration – after all, that is the whole point of ng Connect. We know that pure competition is a zero-sum game (if one gains, another loses) but what many of us are not aware of is the profound synergy between the ng Connect [...]
Let’s put our cards on the table. The very concept of connecting everything to everything else and then doing useful stuff by adding intelligence is tremendously exciting, and many of us believe that this vision of a hyper-connected society is the next revolution in the way we live our lives. In the words of Victor [...]
Have you ever thought that a new technology suddenly seems old? When you work in an environment where new stuff is the norm, every once-in-a-while you find yourself looking at a new idea, concept or technology that has become established as the “next big thing” and you immediately ask yourself, “But what’s after that?” For [...]