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Internet of Things

Internet of Things (IoT) is revolutionising industries and changing consumer expectations around product and service. The phrase refers to the rapidly growing network of connected objects that are able to collect and exchange data using embedded sensors.

Well known examples include Amazon Echo – Smart Homes: this works through its voice assistant, Alexa, which users can talk to in order to perform a variety of functions. Users can tell Alexa to play music, provide a weather report, get sports scores, order an Uber, and more. Fitbit One – Wearables: The Fitbit One tracks your steps, floors climbed, calories burned, and sleep quality. The device also wirelessly syncs with computers and smartphones in order to transmit your fitness data in understandable charts to monitor your progress.
This session is brought to you in partnership with some of NZ’s experts in IOT: John McDermott, Farhad Mehdipour, Mohsen Pashna, Paul Salisbury, and Jourdan Templeton.


To maintain stable performance and growth, every business need to monitor, gather and analyse data and obtain insights for more efficient business planning. This workshop overviews the technology of IoT, IoT devices, applications and challenges. It also introduces the opportunities for industry and businesses to involve IoT for process optimization, sensor-driven decision analytics, energy optimization, and more. Examples will be demonstrated in tutorials, and participants will work in teams on a sample project to develop an IoT-enabled decision making system.


No technical or programming knowledge is necessary. Attendees will get hands on experience implementing a simple IoT eco-system that collects data from multiple sensors, and transmits data to a cloud for analytics and visualisation.





Jan 24
9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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