BT to present at #IoT WORLD FORUM 2017


London – November 10th, 2017 – BT today confirmed its participation in the annual IoT WORLD FORUM 2017, LONDON  ( taking place in London on November 15th and 16th, at the Great Hall in Kensington. Chris Sims, Managing Director – Marketing and IoT at BT will be presenting a keynote . Please visit the IOT WORLD FORUM 2017 for full details. Click here to REGISTER NOW!


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Nokia announces #IoT partnership with Bosch

  • Combination of smart sensor technology from Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions with Nokia connectivity, IoT platform and services solutions brings new options for industrial IoT

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  • Focus areas include logistics automation and tracking, environmental control and industrial automation; combined offering planned to be commercially available in early 2018

Espoo, Finland – Nokia and Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions GmbH have announced a strategic partnership to enable enterprises and Communications Service Providers to more easily deploy industrial IoT solutions from sensors through to applications.

Initial work will focus on asset tracking, predictive maintenance and environmental monitoring use cases, with the companies currently doing several customer trials in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and commercially available solutions expected in early 2018. Nokia will provide its IoT connectivity, IMPACT/Netguard secure IoT Cloud platform and WING for IoT connectivity services using the ecosystem of mobile operators and sensing services. Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions will provide smart connected sensor devices, which enable industrial customers to improve their overall equipment efficiency and safety. The intelligent devices measure and transmit relevant environmental data based on high-quality Bosch MEMS sensors embedded in an energy-efficient architecture. The partnership will enable easier and more rapid development of solutions designed for large logistics providers, operators and industrial players.

Laurent Le Gourierrec, head of strategic partnerships at Nokia, said: “Bosch is the world’s leading smart sensor manufacturer, and we are delighted to have reached a strategic agreement with them. This combination of devices, connectivity and services from two worldwide leaders will allow for the rapid deployment of large-scale, innovative IoT applications.”

Dr. Markus Lang, Chief Executive Officer at Bosch Connected Devices and Solutions, said: “We are excited to announce this strategic partnership with Nokia. With our companies’ complementary offering, Nokia is the perfect partner to build comprehensive IoT business solutions. We strongly believe that collaboration and interoperability are key enablers to scale IoT solutions. This cooperation is a major milestone on the way.”

About Nokia
We create the technology to connect the world. Powered by the research and innovation of Nokia Bell Labs, we serve communications service providers, governments, large enterprises and consumers, with the industry’s most complete, end-to-end portfolio of products, services and licensing.

From the enabling infrastructure for 5G and the Internet of Things, to emerging applications in virtual reality and digital health, we are shaping the future of technology to transform the human experience.

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PTC and OSIsoft to Collaborate on Industrial IoT


NEEDHAM, Mass. & SAN FRANCISCO — PTC (NASDAQ: PTC) and OSIsoft today announced from the OSIsoft Users Conference in San Francisco their intention to integrate the ThingWorx® Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Platform with the OSIsoft PI System to enable faster development of IoT solutions from connected data sources.

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As planned, the integration would allow customers using the OSIsoft PI System data infrastructure to easily incorporate capabilities from ThingWorx – including application enablement, machine learning, industrial connectivity, and augmented reality – and access to applications on the ThingWorx Marketplace™ to more rapidly advance IoT initiatives and enable customers to expand and accelerate their return on investment.

“In the fast-changing world of the Industrial IoT, it’s critical that we continue to offer our customers the latest capabilities for them to maintain a competitive advantage and recognize business value”

The OSIsoft PI System is an application-ready data infrastructure that collects and contextualizes operational and product data for real-time insight. Bringing PI System data into an Industrial IoT platform like ThingWorx enables customers to get more value from the data, such as by establishing predictive analytics models to prevent unplanned downtime with predictive maintenance, building Industrial IoT applications that deliver real-time operational intelligence, and enhancing workforce efficiency through new augmented reality experiences.

In addition to the planned technology integration, OSIsoft and PTC expect to identify and pursue joint customer opportunities in operational settings – discrete manufacturing, hybrid manufacturing, oil and gas, utilities, and process manufacturing.

“Fundamental to success in the Industrial IoT space is not only the ability to aggregate and contextualize business and operational data in real-time, but also to have capabilities that allow for action and insights off of that data,” said Howard Heppelmann, divisional general manager, connected operations solutions, PTC. “As planned, the collaboration between OSIsoft and PTC would combine the comprehensive Industrial IoT capabilities of ThingWorx with rich PI System data sources to enable faster realization of more robust and advanced Industrial IoT solutions.”

“In the fast-changing world of the Industrial IoT, it’s critical that we continue to offer our customers the latest capabilities for them to maintain a competitive advantage and recognize business value,” said Martin Otterson, senior vice president of customer success, OSIsoft. “As planned, layering the ThingWorx platform over the PI System Data Infrastructure would extend the value that our customers can realize from the PI System. The powerful capabilities, market reach, and Industrial IoT leadership position of PTC make it an ideal partner for OSIsoft in the Industrial IoT landscape.”

Additional Resources

PTC has the most robust Internet of Things technology in the world. In 1986 we revolutionized digital 3D design, and in 1998 were first to market with Internet-based PLM. Now our leading IoT and AR platform and field-proven solutions bring together the physical and digital worlds to reinvent the way you create, operate, and service products. With PTC, global manufacturers and an ecosystem of partners and developers can capitalize on the promise of the IoT today and drive the future of innovation. @PTC Blogs

About OSIsoft, LLC
OSIsoft is dedicated to helping people transform their world through data. Our PI System captures operational data from sensors, manufacturing equipment and other devices and turns it into rich, real-time insights to reduce costs, optimize production or make critical business decisions. The PI System can be found at work at offshore wind farms, oil refineries, mining sites, pharmaceutical facilities and control rooms around the world. More than 1.5 billion sensor-based data streams are managed by the PI System. Founded in 1980, OSIsoft has over 1,200 employees and is headquartered in San Leandro, California. For more, please visit

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements contained in this press release, including statements regarding the potential collaboration between PTC and OSIsoft, potential integrations and potential joint customer opportunities, constitute forward looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause results to differ materially from those described in this press release, including that PTC and OSIsoft may never enter into a formal binding agreement and that any collaboration may not result in viable commercial solutions.

PTC, ThingWorx, ThingWorx Marketplace, and the PTC logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of PTC Inc. or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.


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Domino’s to use robots for Pizza Delivery in Europe

Starship Technologies, the company building a fleet of autonomous robots designed to deliver goods locally, today announced the launch of pizza deliveries in co-operation with Domino’s Pizza Enterprises (Domino’s), a global leader in the pizza industry.

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Domino’s is running the project under the framework of DRU (Domino’s Robotic Unit), an initiative using robot and drone technologies for delivery. Starship robots will start delivering pizzas within a 1 mile radius around Domino’s stores in selected German and Dutch cities. Domino’s Pizza Enterprises is the largest franchisee of the Domino’s Pizza brand in the world, completing hundreds of thousands of deliveries every day from more than 2000 stores across the Company’s seven markets. Domino’s Robotic Unit (DRU) will oversee the partnership, after testing both ground and air based delivery solutions in 2016. “We’re shared in our vision with Domino’s to constantly improve convenience for the customer.” Said Ahti Heinla, Chief Executive Officer, Starship Technologies. “Not only is Domino’s pizza delicious, but the perfect topping is giving back the luxury of time and control to the customer, and our robots are best placed to offer this.” Don Meij, Domino’s Group CEO and Managing Director, said the partnership between the Company and Starship Technologies was an important next step in bringing robot pizza deliveries to reality. “We are a global company and we are eager to progress innovative technology in all of the countries in which we operate – we are very excited to be partnering with Starship as it brings regular deliveries by robot one step closer to commercial operations. “Robotic delivery units will complement our existing delivery methods, including cars, scooters and e-bikes, ensuring our customers can get the hottest, freshest-made pizza delivered directly to them, wherever they are. “With our growth plans over the next five to 10 years, we simply won’t have enough delivery drivers if we do not look to add to our fleet through initiatives such as this. Starship recently announced $ 17.2 million (€16.5 mil.) in seed funding, led by Mercedes-Benz Vans. The funding accelerates the development of pilot programs in Europe and the US. This announcement follows the launch of more partnerships in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland and Estonia with Postmates, DoorDash, Just Eat, Hermes Parcel Delivery, Swiss Post and Wolt.


Starship Technologies is building a fleet of autonomous robots designed to deliver goods locally in 15-30 minutes within a 2 mile radius. The robots drive autonomously but are monitored by humans who can take over control at any time. Launched in July 2014, by two Skype co-founders, Ahti Heinla and Janus Friis, Starship is changing the way parcels, groceries and food are delivered. Website: Facebook: @Starshiptech Twitter: @Starshiprobots Instagram: @Starshiprobots


Domino’s Pizza Enterprises is the master franchisor for the Domino’s Pizza brand in Australia, New Zealand, France, Belgium, The Netherlands, Japan and Germany. Across these seven markets, DPE and its franchisees operate over 2000 stores.


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BT launches Internet of Things (IoT) Competition





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Start-ups and SMEs are being offered the chance to submit new Internet of Things (IoT) solutions as BT launches its latest BT Infinity Lab competition.

The competition gives the winning company the opportunity to test its idea at scale and potentially bring it to market working with BT, TechHub and other partners.

BT is looking for innovative start-ups and SMEs with solutions to help customers digitise their businesses, with a particular focus on operations including connected assets, buildings, vehicles, field force and supply chain. The winning idea could support BT with its own digital transformation and could help BT’s Ventures* business to develop and grow its IoT portfolio. Using technology to provide the best products and solutions for customers is already a focus for BT Ventures, and IoT is feeding into this in a range of ways. Focus areas for growth include field force service, fleet management and supply chain.


The competition is an ideal opportunity for a start-up or SME to trial their new solution at scale ahead of any commercial launch.

The winning entry will benefit from:

  • Access to BT’s expertise in research, innovation and engineering, as well as its commercial and marketing experience, which are vital when evaluating and trialling new products.
  • Six month flexible membership to TechHub’s global entrepreneur community, workspace & support programme.
  • Three finalists will be invited to attend the TC3 trade mission in California in November.

Entrants are asked to submit a short video outlining their idea by the closing date of Monday 19 June. Those shortlisted will be invited to a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style pitch session held at BT Tower in London on 18July, where five judges will deliberate to find a winner. BT Tower itself hosts the highest, building mounted, IoT base station in the world, as part of the Things Connected network in London.

The judges from BT Wholesale and Ventures are: Chris Sims, MD of marketing & IoT; Nick Hale, MD of ventures and Steve Best, MD of products and portfolio strategy. They will be joined by David Rayner, electronics and communications specialist from the UK’s Department for International Trade and Jessica Ellis, director of customer success at Bristol is Open, a leading IoT organisation. Full details of the competition can be found at BT Infinity Lab.


Co-sponsor of the competition Chris Sims, MD marketing and IoT, BT Wholesale & Ventures, said: “IoT is a priority for BT. We already work with a wide range of partners to provide solutions in the areas of asset tracking and retail optimisation, but this competition gives us chance to meet other potential partners and talent, and really understand what other ideas may be possible to help businesses transform the way they work. It’s about finding solutions to work in our BT Ventures business that will help organisations make, manage and distribute goods, products and services into the hands of their customers.”

Elizabeth Varley, co-founder & global CEO of TechHub, said: “We are now into the fifth year of partnering with BT to provide a boost for start-ups and growing technology companies. The Internet of Things is going to transform how we live and work, and it’s the talent of technology innovators that will take this to unexpected and exciting places. I’m really looking forward to seeing the new products that we’ll all be using in the very near future.”

The Internet of Things is a network of connected objects that exchange data to provide greater insight and better inform decisions. BT has recently established a dedicated IoT team within its Wholesale & Ventures business following the delivery of several successful projects in the areas of smart cities, asset tracking, retail and logistics.

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