How to Avoid Pilot Purgatory When Deploying Enterprise AR/VR

by Pete Wassell | March 7, 2019 | AR / VR Wearables

Every day we see compelling examples of Augmented Reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (AR), and how it can change our lives. Many of us have dipped our toe into the consumer side of AR by playing Pokemon Go or VR with Oculus Go, but most of us have not yet realized its full potential in

Augmate Recognized as Blockchain Pioneer

by Pete Wassell | February 5, 2019 | Blockchain

By Brian Rogers, Vice President of Product, Augmate Blockchain has emerged as an important enabler of the Internet of Things (IoT), providing ironclad security that can unlock the full value of IoT capabilities. That’s why I was honored to represent Augmate at the recent Blockchain Connect conference in San Francisco, accepting the “2018 Pioneers in Applying Blockchain

Every day applications of artificial intelligence

by Pete Wassell | January 29, 2019 | IoT

No longer a thing of the future, artificial intelligence has interwoven itself in the fabric our lives. When we search Google and watch Netflix’s “suggestions,” AI-driven algorithms are humming along, digging through data for patterns, anticipating our desires and learning to understand our habits. The existence of AI in our natural discourse with machines has

Why we need comprehensive and consistent blockchain legislation

by Pete Wassell | January 24, 2019 | Blockchain

On September 25, 2018, 45 representatives from major Wall Street firms and crypto companies took part in a “crypto round-table” to discuss Initial Coin Offering (ICO) and cryptocurrency regulations. Around the same time, Deloitte named regulatory uncertainty as one of the five major obstacles to the mass adoption of blockchain. The blockchain and cryptocurrency sector

Parking and traffic flow in the smart city

by Pete Wassell | January 15, 2019 | IoT

Parking and traffic flow are hot topics for cities looking to be smarter and more sustainable. If you consider that it is estimated that 1 million barrels of oil are used per day by frustrated people circling the block looking for parking, it is understandable why fixing congestion and parking problems are high up on

Operational Intelligence Systems: The Backbone of the Smart City

by Pete Wassell | January 8, 2019 | IoT

One city leading the way in Smart City innovation is in the center of the Buckeye State. When Columbus, Ohio won the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Smart City Challenge in 2016, the city set out to build the Smart Columbus Operating System to provide near-real-time data on traffic conditions throughout the city. After the initial

Digital Twin City: Virtual Singapore

by Pete Wassell | January 4, 2019 | IoT

Virtual Singapore, the first ever digital twin city, is a $73 million, data-rich, live digital replica of an actual city created through a partnership between the Singapore government and a private sector enterprise. It is a dynamic three-dimensional (3D) city model and collaborative data platform, including 3D maps of Singapore allowing officials to take a

How Smart Cities Are Getting Smarter: Waste Management Operations

by Pete Wassell | January 3, 2019 | IoT

With the introduction of 5G, and the power of artificial intelligence to analyze data from sensors and devices, cities are getting smarter. Different systems and technology are applied by global cities to make themselves smarter and more efficient – even when it comes to managing the waste that they produce. According to the World Bank,

Twinning Part 2: Digital Twins in the Real World

by Pete Wassell | December 27, 2018 | IoT

In our previous blog, we established the essential elements of a digital twin: The digital twin is a functional, system model of the real-world object. The digital twin’s data elements relating to the real-world object include: identity, time series, current data, contextual data and events. You can use the twin to query the state of

Twinning: How Digital Twins Are Used to Solve Problems

by Pete Wassell | December 19, 2018 | Uncategorized

In April 1970, after the explosion of one of its oxygen tanks, the nation was glued to the television watching the disaster of the Apollo 13 mission unfold. To fix the broken component, the engineers modeled a solution on the ground using only the physical components that the astronauts in the distressed capsule had available.