Expand your network, meet and chat with fellow IoT/IoE-ists over the Nattional Virtual Incubator (NVI) Network.
First we had the Internet of Things (IoT) – the connection of physical objects or “things” to the internet: smartphones, tablets, alarm clocks, toasters; now we have the tsunami that is the ‘Internet of Everything’ (IoE), the connection of people, processes, data and objects to the internet, adding incremental value and transforming things at a holistic level i.e. smart cities. So having a sensor in a recycling bin helps to connect the bin (IoT) but having that as part of a broader smart network that helps to connect information from that bin to recycling plants which is then used to determine collection routes for recycling vans across a city that can be updated in real time. The magnitude of the opportunity here is huge…!
We’d love to hear what opportunities and challenges IoE presents for YOU! There is a massive community of like-minded folks working in the IoT/IoE space out there… here’s the opportunity to talk to some of your peers from across the UK.
What tips can you give each other? What are the new trends within the field that you could capitalise on? What funding sources are available and how can you access them? What hurdles have you and others faced and overcome?
Come along to the National Virtual Incubator (NVI) ‘peer to peer’ session and chat – across high definition Cisco video conferencing kit – to other IoT/IoE-ists. The 45 minute session will allow for short introductions and time for questions/answers.
Some food for thought:
- What are the top three challenges that you need to overcome to maximise the market opportunity in IoE? What challenges do you have in selling analytics based solutions to retailers?
- What do you think the killer application could be for IoE?
- What help do you need to accelerate your IoT/IoE offering
- In what verticals are you seeing with most traction?
- What tech players, apart from Cisco, are leading in your view on IoT/IoE vision / delivery?
And now for some fun: What thing not connected would you like to see connected!
Places are limited to a maximum of 5 businesses per venue/node - so pre-registration is essential.
14.30 pm: Registration and local intros
14.45 pm: Live session across the various NVI Nodes
15.30 pm: Session closes
This is a UK wide National Virtual Incubator Event.
See you there!
When & Where
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