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Written by Gertjan Schouten   
Friday, 26 September 2014 00:00

Date & Location

Wednesday 8 October 2014 @ De Zwarte Doos, TU/e










Lecture by Koen Holtman, Philips Research, followed by drinks (until 22:00)


The Internet of Things: Cool technologies and scary business models



According to the Internet of Things vision, all things around us will eventually become connected to the Internet.   The hype about this has reached a peak.  When we go beyond the hype to a more fact-based view, the Internet of Things remains exciting.   In the first part of this talk, I give an overview of the most important technical developments that help the Internet of Things.  Then I share some of our experiences at Philips in advancing one specific Internet of Things technology: high-reliability low-cost wireless communication.   In the second part, I discuss the business models that dominate the embryonic Internet of Things now, and make predictions about future models.   Established product-centric companies will have to compete with digital natives like Google.  The system architecture of the future Internet of Things will be shaped by these competitive forces, and by the fact that the general public remains unwilling to pay for purely digital goods.  This future system architecture will be interesting, but maybe not beautiful.




Koen Holtman is an ex-OOTI, and is currently a systems architect at Philips Research.  He has a Ph.D. in Software Design from Eindhoven University of Technology, for work performed at CERN in Switzerland.  He has worked on the design of the HTTP and Blu-ray standards, on distributed big data processing, and on low-cost wireless technologies.  He currently working on several Philips projects that involve Internet-connected products and value propositions.

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Xootic's efforts are directed towards organizing various activities, providing the program and its trainees with practical information, and increasing the familiarity of the industry with the OOTI program. This information server is intended to acquaint outsiders with the existence of Xootic and to inform members about current activities.

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Dear members of Xootic and (potential) partners,

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