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SMARTWEEK 2014 launches IoT workshop in London with the Knowledge Transfer Network which opens a series of global IoT events in conjunction with a 3 day IoT Toronto conference during the month of October 2014. SMARTWEEK 2014 explores emerging smart technologies with local and global Internet of Things (IoT) events.
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London is hosting an event at London’s newest 3-D printing and prototyping venue the Fablab. The London workshop will open with keynote presentations by:
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Over the past two years I have had the privilege to work on a number of different engineering initiatives related to the sport of curling. One of these is the development of an instrumented curling broom, a device that permits the measurement of force and stroke rate of a player, in real time, while brushing a curling stone. In this article, I’d like to present a brief overview of the body of work surrounding the study of brushing performance in curling, and briefly describe two research initiatives that are helping to increase our understanding of how we can improve brushing performance in athletes of all ages and abilities.
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The Internet of Everything, for Everyone
First Posted on November 25, 2014 by Rick Huijbregts on the Cisco blog
Two significant events Took Place in Toronto in the last week of October: SmartWeek 2014 and the Toronto Global Forum.
SmartWeek Was the inaugural 2014 Canadian release of what is Becoming a global phenomenon. With the theme of " Innovating the Future of the Internet of Things, "the conference, hosted by the University of Toronto, ACTED as a gathering spot for industry, government, academia, entrepreneurs and exciting startups That want to build on the great Opportunities of the digital age.
The Toronto Global Forum is the event for the Toronto International Economic Forum of the Americas. For the 8th time, the Forum HAS brought` together milliers of government leaders and captains of industry to Promote the role of the Americas in global economic decisions and Major Reforms . This year, the Toronto Forum Was Focused on " Rethinking Growth . "
So what do SmartWeek 2014 and the Toronto Global Forum-have in common, DESPITE significant differences in audience, and purpose? For starters, Cisco Canada Was an active supporter and participant at Both events, aim just as importantly Was a common theme of the Internet of Everything (IoE).
It's official: if you're a start-up entrepreneur and in pursuit of new business opportunities, or if you're a government official, or a participant in global economic activity Any - the Internet of Everything is proving to be the foundation for Addressing economic, environmental, and Social Opportunities That allow for the sustainable growth for Communities, regions, countries, and businesses alike.
By connecting people, processs, data, and things, the IoE is a Profound opportunity for businesses in all industries, not just technology.
At SmartWeek2014, discussions centered around how IoE is changing industries like mining (like how Dundee Prescious Metals Transformed ict business with the Internet of Everything) and how it is changing the way we design, build, and operate our built environment ( in a real estate break-out session ).
The Toronto Global Forum saw talks about IoE as the catalyst for the transformation of our Communities and how the Internet of Things is Unleashing the power of data, intelligence, analytics and insight to benefit all participants in global economies (yes, that 'you means clustering Clustering Clustering too!) In the Internet of Everything break-out session Inc. We Heard from PARC (a Xerox research company), General Electric, Cisco Canada, and Oxford Properties SPECIFICALLY on the impact of the new digital world on Their supporters and operations.
SmartWeek will be back in 2015 and I expect the platform to grow globally. By Then, more than 15 trillion smart objects will be connected to the Internet and Provide the opportunity to build new businesses, Improve productivity, reduce environmental Pressures, deliver new experiences, and be the world's sandbox for innovation.
The Toronto Global Forum is back in July 2015 - just before the 2015 PanAm and Parapan Games TORONTO - and it Even coined the title of ict upcoming event: "Creating Opportunities in a Connected World."
The Internet of Everything HAS Train left the station. ALTHOUGH it'd be better if you are already on board, there's still plenty of time to join the ride. It's going to be bigger than electrification, the introduction of telephony, personal computers and laptops , and Any Other innovation Abebooks web've Witnessed before. The Internet of Everything is here to stay, so brace yourself. It's about to transform life as we know it.
About Rick Huijbregts
Rick Huijbregts is Vice President of Industry Transformation where he is responsible for Cisco Canada's IoE industry strategy and business development. The members de son team are industry subject matter experts and engaged in the processing Each of respective Their industries (healthcare, oil and gas, financial services, education, real estate, and industrial sector). Huijbregts est également General Manager for Cisco Canada's Smart + Connected Communities practice, Including Smart + Connected Real Estate. Huijbregts holds Construction and architecture degrees from Tilburg University and Polytechnic University Delft in the Netherlands, and a doctorate from Harvard University. Currently Huijbregts is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education Where He teaches classes on Smart Buildings and Smart Cities. He is on several boards of Canadian academic institutions and not-for-profits.
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Kitchener ON-based Christie will showcase its leading-edge visual technologies at SMARTWEEK 2014 in Toronto today, serving as Innovation Lab Sponsor for the event.
The event (Oct. 24-26) aims to bring together the top IoT (Internet of Things) thought leaders from industry, startups, inventors, and academia and to experience Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communications. Christie will light up their work using powerful and versatile interactive visual technologies in the Department of Computer Sciences (DCS) Innovation Lab at the University of Toronto’s Gerstein Science Information Centre.
“The vision was to create a one-day event to explore emerging smart technologies and strategies that are shaping our connected world and challenging us all to see how IoT and M2M are transforming our lives every day. This is now a three-day event, with global offshoots,” says SMARTWEEK 2014 co-founder and lecturer, Helen Kontozopoulos.
“Our lineup of speakers and sponsors for SMARTWEEK 2014 are among the most respected in the industry and we are excited to be live streaming many of the conference sessions and offering them post-event on YouTube. We are grateful for Christie’s technology support, which lets us showcase creative interactive digital content, including renderings created by Mulvey & Banani architects – to illustrate to potential funders the type of computer science department the University of Toronto envisions for its students and industry researchers. Our aim is to make the university, Toronto, and Canada a polestar for Internet of Things where great minds with big ideas make things happen.”
Christie technology in the DCS Innovation Lab includes:
* A 4 by 6 Christie MicroTiles array with Christie Jumpstart content management solution which allows the display of multiple, high-bandwidth video files, graphics.
* Christie Interactivity Kit is a distinctive solution for adding multi-touch interactivity to any digital display. It allows multiple users to interact simultaneously with content on Christie MicroTiles or any video wall using finger touch gestures.
* Two Christie FHD651-T 65 inch LCD flat panels and one Christie QUADHD 84 inch flat panel.
“We are seeing the entrepreneurial ecosystem, government, higher education and industry intersect with IoT at a level where Canada is ideally positioned as a technology hub for this exploding segment of the high tech sector. I returned to Toronto after years in the Silicon Valley to bring its culture of entrepreneurial innovation and creativity to my alma mater through lecturing, seed-funding and growing the Department of Computer Science’s innovation engine into one to be envied around the world,” says Mario Grech, SMARTWEEK 2014 co-founder, University of Toronto alumnus, lecturer and co-creator, (with Helen Kontozopoulos), of the Department of Computer Sciences.
John Hallman, senior director of Canadian sales at Christie, added, “SMARTWEEK 2014" brings together industry leaders, startups and thought leaders from a global technology sector that is experiencing explosive growth. As a visual and audio technology solutions leader, Christie is at the forefront of innovation in IoT commercialization and pleased to showcase industry-leading ideas and the university’s vision for its computer science department lab of the future on bright, large-format visual displays.”
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Smartweek Looks to Innovate the Internet of Things in Canada
by Jennifer Hough on Oct 21, 2014 first published in Techvibes
Imagine if your alarm could tell your coffee pot to switch on; your coffee pot could notify your office you are going to be late; your fridge could order your grocery shopping and your office equipment orders its own supplies.
If the Internet of things (IoT) movement delivers on what it’s promising, life is about to get a whole lot simpler—anything that can be connected, will be connected.
A conference happening in Toronto on Oct 24 and 26 explores creating a connected world with smart technology.
SmarkWeek 2014 cofounder and lecturer Helen Kontozopoulos says it's a week to explore how we can make our lives, work, and play a bit more smarter by creating a conversation between machine to machine and ourselves.
Kontozopoulos says it’s grown beyond anything she expected, from a one-DAY event to a three-day event with global offshoots.
“Six months ago when we started putting the conference together, I would mention IoT and only industry and tech people got it. Since then, it seems everywhere and there is a ton of conferences happening. Also in the media with wearables, drones, google glass, google nest, and the smart technology,” she said.
“The vision was to create a one-day event to explore emerging smart technologies and strategies that are shaping our connected world and challenging us all to see how IoT and M2M (machine to machine technologies) are transforming our lives every day," Kontozopoulos added.
“Our lineup of speakers and sponsors for SmarkWeek are among the most respected in the industry and we are excited to be live streaming many of the conference sessions and offering them post-event on YouTube," she said.
Kontozopoulos says it was important to have IoT startups from Montreal, Waterloo, Ottawa, Palo Alto and Toronto to showcase what they are working on. Companies such as reelyActive from Montreal, which works on smart spaces, is just one of the many that'll present at the conference.
Cofounders Kontozopoulos and Mario Grech are also lecturers at the University of Toronto's department of computer science. Their classes are about bringing startup methods into the classroom to foster entrepreneurship and create innovation.
"Our aim is to make the university, Toronto, and Canada a polestar for Internet of Things where great minds with big ideas make things happen," Kontozopoulos said. “I have opened up 100 spots for them (students) to come out during the weekend to get recruited by local and international firms like Tata Consultancy Services, Atmel and IBM.”
mnubo has been invited to speak at this year’s IoT SmartWeek2014 taking place in the innovative hub of Toronto! Co-Founder, Adi Pendyala, will be speaking about the value of Big Data and Analytics. Throughout the week there will be workshops and meetups geared towards shaping the connected world. The week will conclude with the IoT conference taking place October 24th to the 26th.
SmartWeek 2014 is a global initiative exploring emerging smart technologies; where the brightest minds, inventors and industry leaders gather to uncover the wonders of the IoT.
In addition to a panelist position, mnubo will have a demo booth where we will be sharing examples and case studies on how other IoT companies are benefiting from mnubo’s Big Data and Analytics cloud services.
Press release: http://mnubo.com/mnubo-an-iot-smartweek-panellist-and-demonstrator-toronto-can/
The SMARTWEEK 2014 Team is happy to announce that they will be working with Texas Instruments, Arrow, and 2lementry to bring you a one day hands-on workshop about the Internet of Things (IoT).
As more and more things become connected, these three companies have come together to demonstrate best in class options available in the market. This training will cover some key offerings for the IoT and a full afternoon of hands-on sessions with TI's SimpleLink™ Wi-Fi® solution and 2lemetry’s Cloud solution.
This day-long session is $99 and includes a CC3200-LAUNCHXL- SimpleLink Wi-Fi CC3200 Launchpad, a free developer's account for 2lemetry's ThingFabric platform and instruction from three leading companies in the Internet of Things – Texas Instruments, Arrow, and 2lemetry.
DATE: Wednesday, October 22, 2014
TIME: 9:30am - 5:30pm
LOCATION: Computer Science Software Innovation Lab, 2nd Floor, Room 2360 - 9 King's College Circle (Gerstein Library) University of Toronto - St. George Campus, Toronto, ON MAP
COST: $99.00 (SOLD OUT)