Businesses have just five weeks to enter The IoT Global Awards 2018

London, UK. January 4th, 2018 – There’s still time to gain massive publicity for your Internet of Things (IoT) project, team or leader from a shortlisted entry in The IoT Global Awards 2018. The premier IoT Awards scheme worldwide is sponsored by IoTGlobalNetwork.com, organisers of the Awards, and Smart IoT, hosts of the UK’s leading Internet of Things event (www.smartiotlondon.com).

Smart IoT at London ExCeL

The closing date for entries is midnight (UK) on Thursday February 15th, 2018. A shortlist of entries will then be published extensively worldwide on Thursday February 22nd. Publicity will appear on www.IoT-Now.com , www.IoTGlobalNetwork.com, www.IoTNowTransport.com, www.VanillaPlus.com and www.smartiotlondon.com/ . There will also be publicity in IoT Now Magazine and through supporting media worldwide.

An unrivalled team of 12 VIP Judges, drawn from analyst firms, international academia, IoT industry associations, and IoT business experts, will then judge the Shortlisted Entries. The winners of the 2018 Awards will be announced at the event in London ExCeL on Wednesday March 21st, 2018.

If you have not yet entered the IoT Global Awards there is still time. Send us your Entries by Thursday February 15th, 2018. Find the IoT Categories that best suit your organisation at www.iotglobalawards.com/categories. Here there are also details of How To Enter. A single Entry costs just UK£49.00 and there are discounts of up to 25% for entries in more than one Category.

Jeremy Cowan WKM

Jeremy Cowan, Editorial Director & Publisher of WeKnow Media Ltd, organisers of the awards said: “With multiple entries costing as little as £37.00 each, and single entries just £49.00, a global publicity campaign for your IoT project has never been so affordable.”

John Davy

John Davy, Group Event Director, Smart IoT added: “These Awards are a celebration of everything that we admire most in the Internet of Things. So we are delighted to be highlighting these IoT success stories at Smart IoT London, the UK’s premier Internet of Things event.”

Winners will be named in 12 Categories – ranging from Automotive, Transport & Travel to Smart Cities, Government & Utilities. All Nominees and Shortlisted Entrants are warmly invited to attend the announcement, as are Exhibitors and Visitors at Smart IoT. The Winners in each category will be announced on the Exhibition Floor.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 5.30pm (UK) on Wednesday March 21st, 2018 in London ExCeL, and the results posted Live on social media. The Awards Announcement will be free to attend for all visitors and exhibitors at Smart IoT London. Afterwards, all guests are invited to attend a Drinks Reception at 6.00pm at The Fox at Excel, where guests will be offered free drinks and refreshments.

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IoT Global Awards to be sponsored by IoT Global Network and Smart IoT

London, UK. December 5, 2017 — The IoT Global Awards are to be sponsored in 2018 by IoT Global Network and Smart IoT. The organisers of the inaugural Awards (www.iotglobalawards.com ) and the hosts of the UK’s premier Internet of Things event, Smart IoT (www.smartiotlondon.com) report that the winners of the 2018 Awards will be announced at the event in London ExCeL on March 21st, 2018.

The winners in 12 Categories – ranging from Automotive, Transport & Travel to Smart Cities, Government & Utilities – will be announced on the Exhibition Floor. All nominees are warmly invited to attend, as are Exhibitors and Visitors at Smart IoT.

The Awards Ceremony will be held at 5.30pm (UK) and the results posted Live on social media. It will be free to attend. Following the announcements, all guests are invited to attend the Smart IoT Drinks Reception at 6.00pm. This will be held at The Fox at Excel, with guests offered free drinks and refreshments.

If you have not yet entered the IoT Global Awards there is still time. The Closing Date for Entries is Thursday February 15th, 2018. You can find the categories to suit your organisation at www.iotglobalawards.com/categories/ and details of How To Enter are shown on the website.
John Davy, Group Event Director, Smart IoT said: “We are delighted that IoT Global Awards will be sponsored by IoT Global Network and Smart IoT. This is a great way of exploring business excellence around the world in the Internet of Things.”

Charlie Bisnar, Director of Strategy and Operations at WeKnow Media Ltd, organisers of the awards added: “The Awards are a celebration of all that is best, both technologically and in business, in the Internet of Things. It is only right that we showcase these achievements at the UK’s premier IoT event.”
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For more information contact:

For IoT Global Awards:

Charlie Bisnar (c.bisnar@wkm-global.com)
WeKnow Media Ltd. +44 (0) 173 284 4017
@WKM_Global @IoTGlobalAwards

For Smart IoT:

John Davy (john.davy@closerstillmedia.com)
CloserStill Media Ltd. +44 (0) 207 013 4978
 @Smart_IoT

 

 

 

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Awards for IBM Watson: ‘Innovator of the Year’

We are delighted to announce that IBM is a (multiple) award-winner once again! IBM Watson and the IBM Watson IoT global headquarters in Munich have achieved recognition for their many successes in innovation through multiple awards, including ‘Innovator of the Year 2017’ from DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK magazine and a Gold Award from the DRIVENxDESIGN New York Awards.

IBM Watson named DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK magazine’s ‘Innovator of the Year’

The readers of Germany’s DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK magazine have selected IBM Watson as the ‘Innovator of the Year 2017’. The award is given to the movers and shakers behind new technologies that have the potential to profoundly influence the way we live and work.

DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK, whose readership mainly comprises of electronic developers, reports on the latest technological trends and the role they play in solving some of the world’s most pressing problems. The magazine asked its readers to vote for their ‘Innovator of the Year’ from within eight categories: digital technology, chip manufacturing, analogue technology, measurement technology, optoelectronics, electromechanics, passive components, and services.

IBM Watson was selected as the ‘Innovator of the Year’ within the services category, in recognition of its Cloud, Cognitive and IoT capabilities. We are delighted to have received this recognition of our commitment to drive greater value for our customers with the power of data-driven insights.

DESIGN&ELEKTRONIK magazine names IBM Watson ‘Innovator of the Year 2017’

IBM Watson IoT Headquarters is a multi-award winner for its iconic design

In 2015, we announced our plans to open a new global headquarters for our IBM Watson IoT business in Munich. Its design, architecture and construction were completed in just one year – an extraordinary achievement.

Today, the IBM Watson IoT HQ is a unique collaborative hub, offering 2,400 square metres of shared laboratories, client experience zones and office space for nearly 1,000 IBM employees. It was designed as a co-creating environment, where customers and IBM staff can come together to transform their operations using a combination of IoT and Watson cognitive technologies.

We are thrilled that this revolutionary space has won recognition through multiple awards:

To find out about how IBM Watson can enrich your interactions, please visit our website or speak to a representative today.

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Watch the Internet Hall of Fame (IHOF) Awards Tonight From L.A.

Who will be inducted into the 2017 Internet Hall of Fame? Who will be recognized for their contributions to the Internet? Find out today at 5:30pm PDT (00:30 UTC) through live video streams. There are multiple options to watch:

InterCommunity 2017 live stream

Livestream.com

YouTube

Facebook Live

The IHOF award ceremony will be recorded and available for later viewing on Livestream, YouTube and Facebook.

Additionally, there is a live transcription service:

View live transcript

You can also follow IHOF activity on Twitter via the @Internet_HOF account and #IHOF2017 hashtag.

The IHOF awards ceremony begins 24 hours of our InterCommunity 2017 event. View the ICOMM 2017 schedule to see what will be happening over the time.

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US Army awards IBM a $135 million cloud support contract

US Army awards IBM a $ 135 million cloud support contract

Tech giant IBM has been awarded a $ 135 million contract to continue providing cloud services, software development and cognitive computing to the US Army.

The US Army’s logistics section LOGSA, one of the biggest groups within the US federal government, originally signed a contract with IBM in 2012.

Under that original managed services agreement, the army only paid for the cloud services it actually consumed. As a result, the Army has been able to avoid a staggering $ 15 million per year in operational costs.

Due to the success of that first contact, the Army has renewed the contact over a 33-month period. As well as continuing to provide managed services, IBM will help improve the Army’s cyber security framework.

Focus on data

In another important part of the new contract, IBM will assist the Army in predicting vehicle maintenance failures from over 5 billion data points.

And it’ll also adopt the Watson IoT services and a new Watson IoT Equipment Advisor solution. The latter analyses unstructured, structured and sensor data directly from military assets.

This solution, a core part of the IBM Watson IoT for Manufacturing and Industrial Products suite, includes a system that monitors, analyses and reports on information gathered from devices and equipment and recommends maintenance procedures.

Read more: US Army is using IoT tech and data to transform warfare

IoT in action

Watson Explorer is a core part of the contract, too. This is a cognitive exploration and content analysis platform that tracks both structured and unstructured data.

Using the platform, the Army will benefit from enhanced insights into vehicle data and recommendations about optimal repair methods and procedures.

By combining tactical vehicle sensor and maintenance data, IBM is hoping that the Army will be able to better understand the health of its vehicles and can take proactive repair measures.

IBM recently completed proof of concept around power too, and it demonstrated the effectiveness of Watson cognitive computing for 10 per cent of the Army’s Stryker vehicle fleet.

Read more: MoD looking at delivery drones to resupply front-line troops

Big results

As an organisation, LOGSA is responsible for providing on-time integrated logistics support of worldwide Army operations, impacting every soldier, every day. So this contract is somewhat critical.

Lisa Mascolo, managing director of US public service at IBM, said: “LOGSA and the Army can now take advantage of the technological innovation that cloud offers so that the Army can continue to reap cost savings, further streamline its operations and deliver services to its clients.

“We’re pleased to continue our work with the Army to demonstrate the viability of cloud for mission applications and the promised benefits of efficiency and taxpayer savings.”

Read more: AT&T announces ‘smart base’ initiative with US Air Force

Important partnership

LOGSA Commander Colonel John D Kuenzli added: “Over the past four and a half years, LOGSA has benefitted from the business and technical advantages of the cloud.

“Now, we’re moving beyond infrastructure as-a-service and embracing both platform and software as-a service, adopting commercial cloud capabilities to further enhance Army readiness.”

“When Gen. Perna took command of the Army Materiel Command, he said we cannot conduct tomorrow’s operations using yesterday’s processes and procedures.

He added: “He has since emphasized understanding the leading indicators to readiness, and getting in front of the Army’s logistics challenges. The services we have received from IBM and the potential of IBM Watson IoT truly enable LOGSA to deliver cutting-edge business intelligence.”

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