by Dominic O’Brien, Professor of Engineering Science, Department of Engineering Science, University of Oxford
The Internet of Things (IoT) presents a wide range of implementation challenges, including ensuring security, lowering energy consumption, and providing reliable communications. Optical Wireless Communications (OWC) and LiFi can assist in achieving this, and provide secure contained communications channels, energy that can be harvested by IoT nodes, and critically; new regions of the electromagnetic spectrum to alleviate the demands on the congested RF spectrum.
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by Marco Zuniga, TU Delft (Network and Embedded Systems Group)
In this information age, communication is central to our societies but it is taking a toll on the earth. As reported by Time Magazine, by 2013, we were already using 50% more energy moving bytes than moving airplanes around the world. Our societies face a major challenge: How can we satisfy our ever-growing demand for communication but in a sustainable manner?
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by Koen van Niekerk, UX Director, VanBerlo
Technology needs fertile ground to bloom. Even the best tech ideas fail if the circumstances and timing are off. This presentation will highlight key success factors for technology adaptation and strategies to get there
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by Farid Bichareh, CTO AASA Inc – 01LightComm, IIC Smart Factory Co-Chair
In today’s World, the most important element of success for any business, industry or even person’s life is to be connected and have realtime access to the constant stream of data being generated by the environment, devices and processes that we interact with. This means that our World becomes data-driven to enrich our decisions and planning, and give us more control over our lives.
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