Nicky Ryan: Are you an expert on the Internet of Things? Accenture is hiring 200 people in Dublin

ACCENTURE IS OPENING a new innovation centre in Dublin, and has announced it intends to hire over 200 people in a range of roles.

€25 million is being invested in the project, and the firm is looking for professionals with R&D and design skills in ”cognitive computing, Internet of Things, advanced analytics, security and digital marketing”.
The centre will be a location to research, incubate, and pilot innovative industry-specific and cross-industry technologies and solutions” for Accenture’s clients.

Jessie Davies: Mandatory ID tag plans spook producers

INDUSTRY is banding together to block the Victorian government's moves to mandate radio frequency identification (RFID) tags for sheep and goats.

Wool, sheepmeat and goatmeat bodies, as well as livestock agents, fear a mandatory RFID system would force other states to follow their lead, which they argue wouldn't enhance their ability to track animals during disease outbreaks.

Luke Macgregor: Real Minority Report? Hitachi unveils technology that predicts crimes before they happen

The Sci-Fi predicted future of crime prevention is here. Hitachi has unveiled a system capable of predicting crimes before they actually occur.

Dubbed Hitachi Visualization Predictive Crime Analytics (PCA), the system is able to process huge amounts of data from a variety of sources and then process it using machine-learning to establish patterns of potential violent behavior that humans might simply overlook.

Peter Tran: Where Cybercrime Threatens the Internet of Things

Peter Tran, senior director of worldwide advanced cyberdefense practice at RSA, the security division of EMC Corp.EMC +4.45%, talks about security concerns with the Internet of Things and how the education sector could be the next big target for cybercriminals.

What are the two most prevalent sectors for cyberthreats this year? How are threats evolving?

Ghislaine Boddington presents at TEDxLimassol on Saturday 3rd October 2015

Creative Director Ghislaine Boddington has been invited to deliver a  TEDx Talk as part of TEDxLimassol in Cyprus on Saturday 3rd October 2015

Ghislaine's first TEDx talk will dedicated to 


She will explore talk about her lifelong passion with sense enhancement and how, through a digital duplex of body data (biofeedback, gesture, haptics), we can create positive alliances for humanity as we evolve into living interactive canvases

Ayush Sharma: How Iot redefine Big Data Privacy and Sharing

Selling a product is a driver for data transaction, not an end in itself. For example, an appliance manufacturer could make a fortune selling data concerning the contents of people's fridges to CPG brands.

When products become information-generation platforms, consumers will necessarily be more conscious of the value in their particular info. And while it is not likely they'll stop sharing it, the bulk will demand to know what is happening using their info.

Dawn Strobel: The Internet of Things will transform manufacturing ... But are transportation and logistics companies ready?

The manufacturing industry clearly recognizes the importance of the Internet of Things. The evidence? Consider this study, which reports that 83% of manufacturers surveyed are already using IoT technologies or are planning to deploy some form of them within a year – and that they consider the IoT the most significant innovation of the decade. This is great news, except for one thing: transportation and logistics organizations need to play ball for it to work.

Spandas Lui: Privacy In The Time Of 'Internet Of Things'

The “Internet of Things” (IoT) is the new darling of the technology world thanks to our love of being tethered to our electronic devices. Watches, fridges and even dog collars are connected to the internet these days and these devices are generating an unrelenting wave of data. This has inevitably led to some privacy concerns over how the data is collected and used. How is one of the world’s biggest cloud companies dealing with this IoT conundrum? We find out.

Research from Clearswift which shows that 25% of employees would sell company data for the price of a trip abroad

Quarter of employees would sell company patents and credit card details for price of a trip to the Bahamas

Third of employees have their price for selling their company’s private data

25% would sell critical business information for £5,000, with some open to bribing for as little as £100

35% of employees would sell information on company patents, financial records and customer credit card details if the price was right.

Smart City Expo and 4YFN create an area on mobile entrepreneurship and smart cities

Barcelona, 8 July, 2015 – 4YFN Village is envisioned as a showcase for startups with projects in the fields of sustainability, mobile technologies, energy, technology and governability in a smart city. Located within the Smart City Plaza, the event’s central exhibition area, the space will feature 40 startups, both Spanish and from around the globe, presenting their projects to the international public.

Conor Pope: So you don’t understand the Internet of Things? Don’t worry, you soon will

The next big thing always looks better than the last big thing, especially when that next big thing is the Internet of Things. If your eyes glazed over as you read that sentence, or if you’re not entirely sure what we’re talking about when we say Internet of Things, you’re not alone. A recent poll carried out in the US found that 90 per cent of consumers don’t have a notion what that phrase means.

But they will soon.

Jason Hope: The Security Risks of the Internet of Things

It was the stuff of headlines. A “smart” Jeep careens down the road, and suddenly the driver no longer has control. As analysts watch, hackers, miles away, take control of the Jeep and make it do their bidding. Suddenly, mass hysteria erupts, as consumers picture themselves driving out of control vehicles in a style that matches the movie Speed.


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