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Could your next car be the last one you ever buy?

The most compelling reason for the mass adoption of driverless cars is economics, be it personal, business or Government. It’s that simple. Unlike many other technology must-haves, the benefits are tangible and don’t solely rely on the elusive “productivity benefits”, … Continue reading

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Driverless Vehicles on UK roads in 2017 as Govt releases Code of Practice for Autonomous Vehicles

Continuing its ambition to be a centre for driverless vehicles, the UK Govt. has released its Code of Practice for Autonomous Vehicles. Its simple, easy to understand and also addresses the key liability issue. Testing of  driverless cars will be … Continue reading

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“Smart Cities” is so “Information Super Highway”

In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, visionaries and techies were talking about the “Information Super Highway”. In 1989 Senator Al Gore was chairing a US Senate hearing on the Information Super Highway. At the time, the prevalent metaphor was of … Continue reading

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Fail more to discover the value in the connected future

The “bottom up” connected future requires mass experimentation and a lot of failure to find the services that are valuable and viable. A recent MIT Technology Review article  talks about the underappreciated ties between art and innovation and also the … Continue reading

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Intel Internet of Things infographic predicts $6.2 trillion revenues by 2025

Here’s another beautiful infographic on IoT from Intel. Clearly we need to have connected devices to enable this potential revenue streams. I’d like to see more focus on the value of the problems we’re solving, rather than (endless) predicitions on … Continue reading

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Where’s the value in the Trilion Node Economy

Introducing the Trillion Node Economy (TNE). The Trillion Node Network is being built every day. Whether it’s Oslo’s new streetlight infrastructure  or the Songdo Smart City in South Korea. This blog has so far focused mainly on the technical, political … Continue reading

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Uncovering the value in the Trillion Node Economy

I believe there is a distracting and value destroying focus on technology for its own sake, with little emphasis on providing elegant and valuable solutions to customer challenges. So, where’s the value in the Trillion Node Economy? Simply, it lives … Continue reading

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Smart Cities are built “Bottom up, Incremental and Inclusive”

Recently I’ve been Tweeting on “Bottom up, Incremental, Inclusive” (BII) approach to building Smart Cities. Whether its Smart City OS or a Walled Garden approach, history tells us that not only cities, but recent advances like the Internet, just aren’t … Continue reading

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Move the work to the people, not the people to the work – PART 2

In March 2011, I wrote about the UK Government plans for HS2 High Speed rail link. My message was clear and simple, don’t move the people to the work (moving atoms), move the work to the people (moving bits). The … Continue reading

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Telco’s on track to miss Trillion Node Network revenues

On 15th February 2001, the BBC website article on “Search for 3G Revenues  said “gaming and betting would be the largest revenue category” (Source: Datamonitor) and the revenue model for operators would be “to take a cut out of the profit of transactions … Continue reading

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