Cisco’s Internet of Everything Videos

Carrying the Sensor Tech and IoT theme forward, here are a couple of selected videos from Cisco (which has obviously bet big on what it calls the Internet of Everything – after all, there are still a lot of connections to be made!).

 

 

 

 

Manufacturing and IoT

Carrying forward from our discussions in #hkuiom regarding Sensor Tech, the Internet of Things and Big Data in the context of manufacturing, below is a video caselet. Stanley Black & Decker has scratched the tip of the iceberg that we have envisioned in our discussions.

 

 

Here is an infographic released by IDC last year, that showcases the (lack of) awareness of Big Data among manufacturers in Asia.

Goldman Sachs Is a Technology Firm [Video]

As discussed in #hkuiom,  here is the original video where Lloyd Blankfein talks about Goldman Sachs now being a Technology Firm / Platform. Also interesting to hear Michael Bloomberg’s comments on how technology has changed the financial industry and firms.

 

JVWR Special Issue 2nd Update

Part 2 of a special ‘Lantern’ issue on 3D3C Virtual Worlds of the Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, which I have co-edited, is now available. Part 1 was published in Q1 / 2014 and is available here. Part 2 was published in Q3 / 2014 and is available here.

 

JVWR Issue 2

Unmanned Trucks and More: Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future [Video]

In #hkuiom, we recently spoke about unmanned trucks and other forms of complex, autonomous systems that would revolutionize the supply chains of the future. Rio Tinto’s Mine of the Future program portends a future of convergence of unmanned systems, big data and virtual/augmented realities.

The most recent video is below:

 

Here is one of the earlier videos (circa 2012)

Is Cisco’s ‘Future Video’ on track?

In January 2012, Cisco released this ‘future’ video. Nearly two years hence, how much of this has come true? Are the linear trends projected in this video still valid or can we see some unimagined disruptions starting to unravel the way future was supposed to be?

Volkswagen’s Location Based Ad in Hong Kong [Video]

Earlier this year, Volkswagen used a location-based advertisement to convey the risks of texting and driving to movie watchers in Hong Kong. This highly effective campaign (video below) used a relatively well-established ‘old’ technique of location-based SMS (think geofencing plus SMS broadcasting). This is another in a series of increasingly sophisticated LBS campaigns being used by firms for marketing purposes (see an earlier example here).  However, this is just the tip of the iceberg – the convergence of SoMoLo,  ambient intelligence and digital wallets will automate several aspects of commerce.