The event program included the participation of international representatives of renowned multinational technology companies such as Ericsson, Vodafone, Arrow and Schreder, as well as others specialized in specific vertical solutions for improving productivity in vineyards, noise control in airports, water quality monitoring in Asian fish farms and the management of public parking spaces in shopping malls and cities.
David Gascón, Libelium CTO, at Libelium IoT Conference 2018
The first roundtable focused on the Internet of Things for sustainability, with an emphasis in the Smart Water Solutions. Javier Gabás, the moderator of the table, started the session by highlighting the fact that “only 0.3% of the water in the world is fresh water. A scarce resource which needs to be really cared for and controlled”. The participants Asier González from A-Cing, Rob Moore from Aridea and Mojtaba Mirjafari from ASM, showed different real Smart Water projects which had been implemented using Libelium technology and debate about the different possibilities that can be found in the market. The American company Aridea is specialist in extreme Smart Water related projects, such as preserving endangered freshwater mussels in the Ohio River or controlling the effects of oil and gas-pipes in whales’ habitat in the Alaskan coast.
The second session was composed by Davide Parisi (Evja), Matic Serc (Elmitel) and Joey Bernal (SensorInsight) who discussed about how IoT can add value to the agriculture. “There is no one-solution-fits-all in the IoT and there are new improvements and products all the time. IoT is directly affecting how agriculture currently works. We are in constant evolution”, concluded Serc. Elmitel, which also received the “Best Partner in the IoT Marketplace Libelium Award”, detailed their latest implementations in the field of agriculture precision as well.
Libelium’s technological platform is committed to the interoperability of different sensors that allow the measurement of any parameter through any wireless communication protocol and send the recorded data to multiple cloud platforms. This is the reason why one of the most expected sessions was the “Interoperability for the IoT” roundtable. Professionals from the most important companies in the area agreed that “Interoperability is the key and Libelium has a really important role in that equation”, as highlighted by Regina Andersson from Ericsson. The session was also participated by Daniel Barrallat (Vodafone) and Julian Studer (Loriot), who declared: “The journey is long. There is no best technology. There is the right technology for every specific use case”.
The last day of the Libelium IoT Conference closed with two complementary sessions about the Internet of Things applied in Urban Life, more commonly known as Smart Cities. Carlos Gómez-Centurión explained how Arrow Spain implemented a Smart Parking proof of concept in their facilities using Libelium technology and how this project has improved their daily life. Jamie Donald (Axis Communications) and Manolis Nikiforakis (Ex Machina) agreed that the IoT is pushing the boundaries of what thought possible through monitoring and analyzing data. One of the new currencies in the world. The more accurate and transparent data the better.
Ex Machina developed a project at Athens Airport, a deployment which brought the administration great advantages thanks to noise and environmental data obtained. Noise sensors were installed along the airport to trace the noise of planes during their take-off. “Intersection take-off detection deployment” helps to create statistics on take-off characteristics. “IoT becomes more valuable when you combine different and complementary solutions, that is why we created the “FaaS – Forecast as a Service” based on IoT and machine learning”, says Nikiforakis.
Michal Chilinski (Feature Forest), Alexandre
Libelium’s technological platform is committed to the interoperability of different sensors that allow the measurement of any parameter through any wireless communication protocol and send the recorded data to multiple cloud platforms. In this way, the ecosystem of collaborating companies and alliances that Libelium has reached in recent years provide compatibility with large companies such as Microsoft, IBM, Indra, Telefónica, NEC, Ericsson and Telnet, among many others.
The assistants remarked the high level of all presentations and speakers as well as the good work made by Libelium, which has organized “one of the most high-quality events about IoT in the current panorama”.
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Session 2: IoT for Sustainability, Smart Agriculture Solutions.
J. Bernal (SensorInsight), D. Parisi (Evja), M. Serc (Elmitel) and A. Sancho (Libelium)
Session 3: Interoperability for the IoT
R. Andersson (Ericsson), D. Barrallat (Vodafone) and J. Studer (Loriot)
Session 4: IoT for Urban Life (I)
Nikiforakis (ExM), Donald (Axis), Gómez-Centurión (Arrow) and Herrando (Libelium)
Session 5: IoT for Urban Life (II)
Olivier (Schréder), Ferrete (Gill), Chilinski (Feature Forest) and Pradilla (Libelium)
Assistants at the Libelium IoT Conference 2018