In this post, I wish to posit the idea that hyperlocality, franchising and the concept of distributed ledgers can be connected to create unique and interesting solutions for entrepreneurs. Hyperlocality Let’s imagine you operate a digital service that connects consumers and home owners to handymen and local contractors (your plumber, electrician, etc). These services are […] Read more.

Blockchain as a Design Pattern

There is a lot of noise about blockchain these days. People are mystified as to what it is and there is a lot of confusion. Well, that is understandable because it is truly a disruptive technology. Remember, back in 1995-2000 there was a lot of talk of the “information superhighway” and soon that phrase went […] Read more.

Ecosystem Computing

Periodically, I try and take a step back to observe patterns in the way in which information architectures evolve. Over the years, I have witnessed a number of such patterns including: Mainframe computing: A server centric computing model with dumb terminals as client devices. Client-server computing: A form of computing where most of the UI/UX […] Read more.

Musings on BlockChain

As many of you know, Blockchain is best known for being the underpinning technology behind Bitcoin. The Blockchain technology however has many use cases outside of Bitcoin, and even outside cryptocurrency. Blockchain has the potential to disrupt several technologies that we have taken for granted up until now. We shall cover some of these now. […] Read more.

How IoT compares to the Human Condition

IoT is a revolution currently playing out before our very eyes. Hollywood for a long time has imagined smart machines to have a human like form with a head, torso and limbs. But let us rethink this rather clichéd image of a smart machine aka robot to what we have currently. Networks: Sensors are plentiful […] Read more.

Where Cognitive Science Meets IoT

Cognitive Science, as a discipline, is fascinating in the sense that it tries to understand thinking and intelligence amongst other things. Engineers for the longest time have tried to quantify and codify human intelligence into a series of processes in the hopes of making intelligent devices. Enter the world of the Internet of Things (IoT) […] Read more.

Using Low Power WAN Networks with Energy Harvesting Sensors in IoT

Traditionally, when it comes to connecting to the Internet wirelessly, one has relied on a few major forms of connectivity: Cellular e.g. 3G/4G/LTE etc Satellite e.g. Dish, etc Wifi – on a more localized level albeit and it then connects to some wired source There have been other methods as well and many of them […] Read more.

Internet of Things and Drones

Drone technology and Internet of Things are two technologies shaping our generation.  We will address the interaction of these technologies and how corporations can take advantage of this. The Internet of Things consists of technologies that can make devices smart.  What we mean by smart is that devices such as thermostats, refrigerators sprinklers or cars […] Read more.

Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence

Approximately 25 years ago, Artificial Intelligence or (AI) as we may know it, was very visible and highly recognized in the technology world. Although Artificial Intelligence was gaining traction, it reached a point where it started losing that momentum and eventually fizzled out. Over time, Artificial Intelligence made some adaptions and found a home in […] Read more.