Practical IoT: focus on components – the systems will follow – Presented by Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs BV

Practical IoT: focus on components – the systems will follow – Presented by Simon Jagers, Semiotic Labs BV, at the Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, which will take place on January 18, 2019, at Rotterdam AHOY, The Netherlands.

Interview
What drives you?
Our mission is to eliminate unplanned downtime. In order to do that, we work with cutting edge technology. It’s simply awesome to apply algorithms in the physical world and see concrete results come alive.

What emerging technologies/trends do you see as having the greatest potential in the short and long run?
Long run: A.I., A.I., A.I., It really is changing the world. Quantum computing as #4. Cold fusion #5. Short run: AI, improved wireless communication, improved battery life.

What kind of impact do you expect them to have?
I believe technology will aide humans in bringing out the best in ourselves and each other. It will eliminate tradeoffs and scarcity.

What are the barriers that might stand in the way?
Most of the barriers are technology barriers: There simply is on way to produce a Quantum computer on every desk in the short run. Cold fusion is way, way out. However, A.I. is becoming ever more stronger. I think the business case for very smart computers evaporates most barriers. It increases incremental improvements in most area’s in a dramatic, rapid fashion. Collectively, these faster incremental improvements point towards rapid progress in medicine, communication, monitoring technologies, food production, …

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
Practical IoT is available for the industry. At the moment, point solutions are the way to go: Focus on components, not on systems. In due time, integrators will create platforms that combine components / point solutions into systems-wide solutions. But until then, start working with the stuff that is out there and that can improve operational perfomance today.

About Simon Jagers
Simon Jagers is one of the founders of Semiotic Labs, which was founded to aid maintenance professionals in making better decisions and reduce unplanned downtime. Semiotic Labs applies Artificial Intelligence and sensor technologies to predict when and why equipment fails.
Simon is a board member of the World Class Maintenance foundation and chairs the SUTO section of NVDO, world’s largest society of maintenance professionals. Simon studied law and international business at Maastricht University. He founded several IT companies before Semiotic Labs and has held senior commercial positions in companies such as Dell, Oracle and EMC.

About Semiotic Labs BV
Semiotic Labs offers SAM4 – our Smart Condition Monitoring solution for AC induction motors and rotating equipment that detects upcoming failures at an early stage.
SAM4 consists of sensors, machine learning algorithms and a dashboard that presents actionable information about the health, performance and energy consumption of your assets, in real time.
Our team of 20 is based in Leiden.

About Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference
Sensors and sensor networks are becoming more and more essential for industrial or business use. Real time information from ‘the real world’ to support decision making and control of vital processes will be an integral part of business processes.

The 9th edition of the international Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference will focus on the following areas:

  • Industrial Internet / Smart industry / Industry 4.0 (Industrial process control)
  • Smart infrastructure (from buildings to bridges)