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Lessons from 50 years of CES – Transform or Be History

It was only fitting to celebrate 50 years of the Consumer Electronics Show with a sampling of some of the best-of products over the years amidst this year’s showcase of the most innovative products for 2017. Many of the products in the 50th Anniversary cases are now obsolete collector’s items and a number of the […]

Of smartcars and fleet commanders

CES 2017 is right around the corner, and as last year, you should expect a lot of cars on the show floor.  So many cars in fact, that the city is now worried its convention center, one of the busiest and most impressive in the world, does not have enough space to accommodate the new […]

ng Connect celebrates 300th member

In September, as we were wrapping up our latest member event in Munich, the 300th member, Dell joined the ng Connect Program.  It was a close call: it could have been the City of Fresno, or or Social Imp8ct, all of which signed up in the same week.  This shows how the idea of […]

It’s the network, gridIoT

In a previous post , I mentioned Tesla as one company driven by a quest to profoundly transform the transportation and utility industries for the betterment of society.  Elon Musk took a mammoth step in that direction earlier this week, as the $2.6 billion merger with Solar City was announced.  He probably sees himself pointing at […]

ng Connect Knows the Way to San Jose

Last week on 19-20 July, Nokia hosted a ng Connect Program workshop in California’s Silicon Valley at Club Auto Sport. And yes, the focus was on Automotive. Representatives from 23 companies came together to collaborate. Day 1 was a day of learning as is typical of our workshops, and included presentations, panel sessions, and even […]

10 Recommendations for Creating a Smart City

Broadband internet, sensor networks, and Internet of Things (IoT) platforms are key components of any smart city implementation. However, making a city smart requires more than just rolling out technology. Below is a list of 10 best practices-based recommendations for creating smarter cities — helping (local) governments initiate, optimize, and evaluate smart city initiatives. 1. […]

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