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What is Internet of Things ?

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'Internet of things' is one of the rapidly growing fields for delivering social and economic benefits for emerging and developing economy. The field of IOT is expanding its wings in all the domains like medical, industrial, transportation, education, mining, etc. It's a concept that not only has the potential to impact how we live but also how we work. This discussion will bring together IoT enthusiasts to connect, share and collaborate.

What is the Internet of Things? And why should you care? | Benson Hougland

There’s a new buzz phrase in tech circles these days: The Internet of Things. And it’s promising to be bigger than the Internet and the World Wide Web ever was. But what is it? And how will it impact our everyday lives? Will it help me? Should I be worried?

Benson Hougland has a passion for technology of all kinds that drives a deep desire to make his work and the world around him better. His interests include making wine, making music, and making memories with family and friends in activities like boating, camping, and traveling.

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The Internet of Things: Dr. John Barrett

Dr. John Barrett is Head of Academic Studies at the Nimbus Centre for Embedded Systems Research at Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) and Group Director of the Centre's Smart Systems Integration Research Group. His research is focused on packaging, miniaturisation and embedding of smart systems in materials, objects and structures. He has been active in Irish and European R&D projects in the areas of packaging and systems integration for almost 30 years and has over 100 publications in topics related to his field.

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Internet of things - beyond our current imagination | Ashkan Fardost

Ashkan talks about internet of things, what we can expect in the future and how far the development has come.

Ashkan is an active speaker, writer, workshop leader and consultant, who is also a scientist in the research labs of Uppsala University, within the fields of organic and medicinal chemistry. The core theme of his talk at TEDx Östersund is how the internet of things can improve societies and economies of all shapes and sizes, on a magnitude beyond our current imagination.

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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The internet of things | Jordan Duffy

The future is here. In this talk, Jordan Duffy, a serial entrepreneur and technology innovation expert, explores how the internet of things is changing our lives in ways we don't even recognise.

Jordan Duffy is a serial entrepreneur, technology innovation expert and, at the age of 21, co-owns Buckham & Duffy, an innovation and rapid development firm with 18 employees. Jordan’s passion for technology and business started at home assembling computers, and his entrepreneurial journey started at age 14 with business partner Alex Buckham. Alex and Jordan have been growing businesses for eight years. Business aside, Jordan is an avid self-educator and driven change maker. He has seen 15 countries, battled cancer and chronic pain, and played drums on the Great Wall of China in the 2008 Olympic Orchestra.

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IoT Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs

Alok Bardiya, of Cisco, professes that connecting machines has been around for years. What’s new is the connectivity – sensors, networking, cloud which come together to connect processes to people. They numbers are huge - 50 bill IoT devices with a US$19 trillion valuation. The whole stack is now woven around the multiple layers of physical devices and sensors, connectivity, infrastructure, platform apps and bring it to the biz process / consumer. The opportunity now lies in the areas of security, vertical apps, Services (managed or consulting), applications on sensors etc.

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Internet of Things Startups

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How It Works: Internet of Things

The Internet of Things gives us access to the data from millions of devices. But how does it work, and what can we do with all that data? Find out in this animated tutorial from IBM's Think Academy. For more information on IBM and the Internet of Things, please visit:

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Internet of Things (IoT) Architecture for Beginners

Internet of Things popularly known as IoT and its Architecture explained best for Beginners.

The Internet of things (IoT) is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles (also referred to as "connected devices" and "smart devices"), buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data.

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