Your 2019 IoT, AI and Blockchain Travel Itinerary

by Pete Wassell | October 30, 2018 | Blockchain IoT Speaking & Events

Interested in learning more about IoT, AI and blockchain, or some convergence of all three? It’s time to start planning your conference schedule for next year. Here are a few of the biggest and best coming up in 2019.   IoT EVOLUTION EXPO (THE ONLY EVENT COVERING ALL OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS) Jan. 29 –

Connecting Your Workforce Securely: Highlights from EWTS

by Pete Wassell | October 25, 2018 | Speaking & Events Wearables

The Augmate team recently came back from EWTS (the Enterprise Wearable Technology Summit) and it was an incredible event for us. We have participated in this show since its inception, and the event gets bigger each year. It’s clear the market is maturing. The event is high quality: from the venue to the attendees to

IoT + AI = Internet of Intelligent Things

by Pete Wassell | October 23, 2018 | IoT

In 1991, a man by the name of Weisner described a day in the life of a person in the 21st century. At the time, it probably seemed a little far-fetched. Sarah came home feeling a little under the weather — a smart chair measured her temperature and passed a command to a kettle to boil water to temperature comfortable

How IoT Changed the Auto Insurance Industry

by Pete Wassell | October 18, 2018 | IoT

Once upon a time, large and lumbering insurance companies created financial models based on the statistical sampling of previous performance to predict future outcomes. They created risk pools based on zip codes and crime rates, gender and age. This is how the insurers established premium costs. Of all the industries that fall under the broader

Industrial IoT/Consumer IoT: Same Dif? Not Exactly

by Pete Wassell | October 16, 2018 | IoT

When it works like it should, the Internet of Things is widely known as a technology to make our lives easier, activities more convenient and, ultimately, to save us time. Who doesn’t appreciate having their fridge send them a grocery list, or their fit bit guilt them into one more time around the block? But

Educate Your Customer

by Pete Wassell | October 10, 2018 | Blockchain

One of the challenges for a company that uses blockchain as one of its core technologies is communicating what you do, and how you do it, to enterprise customers. It’s about educating them on the technology, and how it will benefit them.  We’ve talked about how blockchain education has hit university curriculum, but how does

IoT needs Machine Learning. Our Health depends on it.

by Pete Wassell | October 8, 2018 | IoT

Machine learning used to sound futuristic, but now it’s here as an accepted subfield of computer science and artificial intelligence. It involves the construction of systems that can analyze and learn from the data collected from the expanse of devices and sensors connected to the Internet of Things. Most excitingly, it exists now around us,

What makes a city smart?

by Pete Wassell | October 4, 2018 | IoT

The term smart city can be relative. For a person in a developing country, it might mean something as straightforward as a city with good infrastructure designed to function efficiently. But in the developed world, the term “smart city” conjures up the Utopian vision of a more efficient world, with 20 billion connected devices by

Bitcoin 101? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You

by Pete Wassell | October 2, 2018 | Blockchain

As the story goes, last spring, a Cornell University computer science professor was scheduled to teach a course on blockchain technology, a 600-level advanced class intended for PhD students. Figuring that only a half dozen people would enroll in such an obscure class, he was shocked when 88 students showed up. As is obvious by