Place: 4274 Chamberlin Hall (Refreshments will be served)
Speaker: Sandra Bradley, UW Department of Industrial Engineering
Abstract: The landscape of technology is changing at an ever-increasingly rapid pace. Broadband connectivity is inexpensive and ubiquitous; devices are becoming more powerful and smaller with a variety of on-board sensors. The data in this machine-to-machine world creates "smart" experiences for everyday consumers and businesses alike. This highly-charged connected world is what we are calling the Internet of Things. As Boo-Keun Yoon, president and CEO of Samsung Electronics Samsung said at a conference recently, "IoT isn't science fiction anymore. It's science fact." We are already seeing applications ranging from energy efficiency to logistics to personal healthcare to smart homes using IoT concepts. In this session we will give an overview of what IoT is, how it will change the way we live and work, and will talk about key trends and challenges in IoT.