Position papers written by INI members
Keiron Shepherd, Senior Security Specialist at F5 Networks, discusses how the threat landscape will change as smart cities become more of a reality and the security considerations we need to make before we begin reaping the benefits of connected devices
We are in an era of intelligent and urgent urban innovation. Our homes are connected, our streets are thriving labyrinths of interconnectivity, and our businesses are a hive of data streaming and surveillance.
Communities are now emerging as sophisticated centres of... [Lire la suite]
Smart technology cannot replace wise planning in building a city, Singapore's former master planner, Mr Liu Thai Ker has said.
Many young planners put blind faith in technology, thinking that knowledge of technology is enough to plan a city well, and this is the reason why urban environments do not do well, he said yesterday at a forum in Beijing.
Mr Liu was sharing his experience at the China-Singapore Executive Forum 2018, which discussed cooperation between the two countries in the building of smart cities and developing of the... [Lire la suite]
In Barcelona, high-tech data platforms generate demand for old-fashioned community development.
Residents living around Plaça del Sol joke that theirs is the only square where, despite the name, rain is preferable. Rain means fewer people gather to socialise and drink, reducing noise for the flats overlooking the square. Residents know this with considerable precision because they’ve developed a digital platform for measuring noise levels and mobilising action. I was told the joke by Remei, one of the residents who, with her ‘citizen... [Lire la suite]
All sectors of trade and of the economy are facing more or less to the massive development of the digital technology. The industry of the luxury is not being spared. In this sector where the human relation between the seller and the customer is favored, how to integrate artificial intelligence into products which are naturally very far from this connected notion? One thing's for sure: the buyer of the 21th century is more and more demanding. So enriching the relation with clients, anticipating their expectations, while maintaining a... [Lire la suite]
Each second a plane takes off in the world. Each of these planes today is equipped with an impressive quantity of chips and other digital sensors. An engine can soon generate 5 000 signals to be checked every second. Others can produce 10 To of data by flight.
Aircraft manufacturers, motoristes, equipment manufacturers, airline companies, all are on the outlook for any megadata which allow to anticipate efficient maintenance of all devices. Thanks to Big Data, we can make today speak the parts of the plane: its wear, its reaction in... [Lire la suite]
Thanks to evolved systems of counting and thanks to new technologies of measurement, the network managers of electric distribution can follow at time T the specificities of the consumption at various scales, whether it is at a country level, or at a region area or at village level. ERDF made its first steps in "smart grids" ("Intelligent" said distribution network of electricity) with the intelligent meters Linky with which all the French households will be equiped by 2020. Counters communicate data every ten minutes, that is 1 800... [Lire la suite]
The bank is certainly one of the sectors where companies hold the most information on its customers: private situation, salary, spendings, propensity of savings, favourite retailers… But not only. Thanks to the mixing of structured and non structured data (publications on the social networks, emails, history of purchases on e-commerce web site, etc.), Big Data enables the banks to have a true analysis of the life of their customers day after day, for to better understand their behavior and to anticipate them.
When the customers... [Lire la suite]
The UN water report, published in 2015, is alarming: before 2030, the worldwide resource shortage of water (all consumptions included) would achieve 40 %. For companies and water managers of the networks of drinking water, the issues are highly critical: it is about to manage intelligently water ressources, fighting against the waste and water losses.
It is one of the biggest challenges for Big Data today: shifting from an intuitive management of water resources to a scientific one in real time.
Thanks to GPS, to sensors' networks,... [Lire la suite]
Data recording in transport vehicles has been coming on for a while: already in 1920, there was an embedded named device clock Aurorex capable to collect data during driving and rest times! The ancestor of Big Data of the 21th century. Today, a unique vehicle can be equiped with hundreds of sensors. So, in the United States, US XPRESS installed 1 000 sensors in every truck.
Permanently connected to the computer system of the operator, the sensors offer an infinite amount of information: driving time, of rest, energy consumption,... [Lire la suite]
Nexyad and Mov'eo were invited at the Meeting day organized by EDF for High Tech SMEs. The purpose was explaning EDF expectations to SMEsand organize workshops and meetings focused on possible collaborations.
We participated in the Digital Innovation workshop.
This workshop, high quality, presented the structural change of EDF profession brought by the revolution of connected objects. EDF presented among other development their connected electricity meters. The main focus of the workshop was the creation of new... [Lire la suite]