The Future of Transportation: A System of Systems Perspective on the Future of the Car

the future of transportation. What do we mean by that? It is not to say that the car is the future of transportation, rather the future of the car will depend on how the broader transportation system digitally evolves. The digital transformation of transportation infrastructure will have profound influence on how and how quickly the digitalization of the car will play out as will the stitching between the intelligent car and the intelligent infrastructure – 5G connectivity.

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Technology Insight: NEOM

What if technology could not just make cities “smarter” but help us entirely reimagine the idea of a city of the future? NEOM is a visionary giga project that aspires to apply the most advanced in current and emerging technologies to realize a bold urban development concept called THE LINE, the revolutionary infrastructure concept that will bring about the world’s first “cognitive city”. 

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Tech Insight: Trust Platforms & Solutions

We are in a race against fake and the ever expanding cyber attack surface that is the Internet of pretty much everything. With the advent of DeepFakes and other artificial challenges to reality and truth, the fundamental fabric that binds our societies, our economies and our business and personal relationships is fast fraying be becoming undone. Trust will become a valuable commodity as we seek to de-risk ourselves from contrived data, dubious transactions, and questionable parties. The emergence of trust platforms are inevitable and essential for restoring and sustaining the fabrics of trust that underpin our lives and make our civilization viable.

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5G: The Carrier-Grade Digital Infrastructure for the Software-Defined Factory of the Future

With the advent of 5G there has been growing interest in what the next-generation mobile network technology means for industry. Operators and industrial OT (Operational Technology) players have been investigating the use cases and potential value that the 5G promises and technology can bring to manufacturing, supply chain and the factory of the future. It is commonly known and expected that 5G will bring about massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) and enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), but what do these use cases mean for manufacturers? Are these really the 5G promises that matter for the smart factory and the ongoing evolution of Industry 4.0?

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CES 2019: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve attended the largest consumer electronics trade show on the planet with over 180,000 in attendance to identify the deeper technology and market trends that are driving the rapid evolution of our digital lives and are expressed in the new digitally-enabled consumer applications from smart home, 3D sound to emotionally-aware robots.

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IoT Solutions World Congress 2018: Key Takeaways

neXt Curve attended the IoT Solutions World Congress 2018 in Barcelona to uncover what is hot and what is the real state of the Internet of Things, Blockchain and A.I.  2018 was the year of test beds, experimentation and pilots.  We were curious to see what industries learned as they applied a rapidly-growing field of IoT technologies in discovering the use cases that matter.

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Want to Get Value Out of IoT? Stop Talking About IoT

Do you scratch your head when someone asks you if you have an “IoT strategy”?  I do, and I find myself inevitably asking what one means by “IoT strategy”.  Why is the Internet of Things (a.k.a. “IoT”) such a confusing thing for many of us?

According to a 2016 Gartner study, 43 percent of enterprises were looking to do something with the Internet of Things.  According to numerous studies, most notably one conducted by Cisco in 2017, enterprises that have or are in the process of implementing IoT for their business are experiencing low rates of success with anywhere from 60 to 73 percent of projects failing.  What is going on here?  Are companies just not that good at this thing we call IoT?  Were stakeholder expectations not managed well?  Communication breakdown between techies and their business counterparts?  Maybe people just don’t know what IoT is in a way that matters for the business.

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