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Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave – Ending Today.
Hokusai: beyond the Great Wave – Ending Today.
Scythians: warriors of ancient Siberia, 14 September 2017 – 14 January 2018.
Tikotin Museum of Japanese Art opens three new exhibitions: Netsuke exhibition, Pillar Prints (Hashira-e, long, narrow prints) and Battle Kites from Japan created by artists Endo Hiromi and Kazama Masao. Haifa Mayor Yona Yahav has opened the ceremony.
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The Internet of Things opens the door to new ways of helping companies; to innovative management models in business processes and goods production; and to unprecedented procedures for monitoring and executing the maintenance of both machinery and technological equipment.
Barcelona, 15 May 2017. In the same proportion as the rise in the gigantic flow of data generated by Internet of Things (IoT) processes, there is also growing recognition of the advantages of the possibility of capturing and analysing certain types of data at the same time and in the same place in which they are generated: the sensor or the device located at the ends of network edges.
Edge Analytics methods provide an innovative alternative for many companies that are used to sending the data generated by all kinds of sensors and devices to the ‘data lake’ in the cloud. However, in edge analytics processes, the information can be processed next to the source itself and not all the data needs to be sent to the cloud, only those that are outside the stipulated parameters. In large-scale IoT deployments, this functionality is critical, given the vast amounts of data generated daily on the network edges.
This evolution in analytic processes moves away from a centralised cloud model and means that companies do not have to perform mass data transmissions of all the information generated by their sensors and devices to remote data centres, thereby gaining greater control over the ‘things’ that remain connected.
In line with this decentralisation of cloud analytics, Teresa Tung from Accenture alluded to the need to establish a system of real-time sensor analytics by situating the operational function of the sensor ahead of the data centre in her session entitled ‘Real-Time Streaming Analytics Platform’ at IoTSWC2015. “In an IoT infrastructure, gaining visibility into real-time data involves synchronising the incoming flow of information where it occurs, since the data centre never remains fully synchronised. In the event of a data centre or network crash, the real-time analytics platform has activity projection capabilities so that when the connection is re-established the analytics system enables synchronisation and reconsiders decisions taken previously in light of the new data provided.’
Meanwhile, Jayraj Nair from Infosys mentioned in his presentation at IOTSWC2015 that the analytics system represents the engine when it comes to collecting and instrumentalising information from the sensors: ‘An engine can be affected in the form of high costs and a slow-down in decision-making when the volumes of information that are transmitted by streaming come and go, and we are only interested in a minimal part of the information collected: everything else is just noise. Consequently, organisations have to select the type of data and the volume of data they collect; in other words, placing rules at the edge of the network rather than making it travel twice through expensive channels. One approach is Edge Analytics,’ said Nair.
The pressure is at the edge of IoT infrastructures
This is why the ecosystem of the Industrial Internet of Things is favourable to collecting and analysing data at the edges of business networks; a location where conventional systems are neither efficient nor sufficiently resilient. IT industry leaders such as IBM, Dell, HP, Cisco and Intel, who are regular participants in the annual IoTSWC event in Barcelona, claim they now have the solutions to meet those requirements.
IoT platforms equipped with edge analytics capabilities are often installed on oil rigs, mines and manufacturing plants; in other words, industrial sectors that operate with low speed bandwidth and in low latency environments. In addition to sensors, edge analytics systems can have other types of connected devices that project new data which bring greater wealth to information captures such as video analytics.
With an IoT network made up of more than 30,000 sensors in a typical smart city like Barcelona, the more than 300 that a Formula 1 car contains, or the almost 6,000 found in any commercial aircraft, avoidance of the massive volume of repetitive edge-generated information that directly impacts the cloud is the main task of IoT edge analytics systems. At this point, edge analytics can involve a dual-perspective approach: the evolution of traditional gateways and the progress of server manufacturers.
Depending on the industrial sector, the sensor or edge might be in a manufacturing plant, a crop field, one end of an oil rig or in a warehouse. Industries related to hydrocarbon logistics, the production of goods, telecommunications, transportation, retail, healthcare and consumer technology companies are just a few examples of sectors that are already taking advantage of the opportunities offered by IoT. Having a properly integrated IoT edge analytics platform means that these companies have the ability to analyse data from multiple remote environments in real time – from wind turbines in the desert to smart energy distribution networks, or from the pipeline to a manufacturing plant – enabling the possibilities of predictive maintenance and optimisation processes.
The growth that analysts and industry experts predict for the use of Internet of Things devices and applications is huge, as is the growing interest in taking analytics to the very edge of the IoT infrastructure. In this respect, Gartner estimates that the endpoints of the IoT, in other words, the sensor-related market, will grow year-on-year by over 30% between 2013 and 2020, by which time it will have reached a base of 20,800 million units ,most of which will end up in the industrial sector.
Major players in the IT arena are putting money on the computational potential that edge analytics brings to IoT systems
Companies such as Intel and Cisco have pioneered the implementation of Edge Computing, positioning their gateways as Edge devices given that, historically, gateways were performing the function of routing traffic aggregation. In the edge computing model, the core functionality of the gateway has evolved, as in addition to aggregation and routing these gateways could also perform data computing functions.
In combination with edge gateways, edge analytics systems allow you to perform pre-processing or data filtering at the same location as where the data was created. From here, the data that follow the normal parameters can be ignored or stored in a low-cost storage system, while anomalous readings can be directed to the ‘lake’ or stored in the internal memory of the database.
Today, a new market segment such as Edge Analytics is emerging in the IT landscape and having a full impact on the industrial IoT sector. Large organisations such as Dell, Cisco, HPE and others are trying to position their servers as edge devices through the integration of increased storage volume, computing power and analytics capabilities, which has direct implications on the processes of Edge Analytics for the IoT.
For some time now, Intel and Cisco have been working with edge analytics for IoT. Parstream, which was bought by Cisco, has created a lightweight database management system (less than 50 MB) which has been developed to integrate into IoT platforms that manage wind turbines. More recently, Cisco and IBM have established a collaborative alliance to bring Watson’s capabilities to the edges of IoT infrastructures.
Meanwhile, Intel’s presence in the edge analytics segment is based on a suite of APIs and security systems from MacAfee (now owned by the chip builder). In a system that can be downloaded through the IoT Developers Kits website, this Intel end-to-end platform includes the Wind River Edge Management System, IoT Gateway, cloud analytics, MacAfee security, identity privacy clusters and the possibility of establishing synergies with Cloudera, a company in which Intel has invested.
For those companies that have decided to incorporate certain data analytics functions through SQL into the sensor side, certain firms on the IT scene are offering innovative IoT convergent systems that help companies to generate more value by providing analytics and automated learning (machine learning) at the end of the system – precisely where things are – and at the moment the data is captured. One of these companies is Hewlett Packard, with its HPE Vertica Advanced Analytics Platform system.
The third edition of IoTSWC is set to witness significant growth. The leading global event for the IIoT will bring together more than 220 companies and 250 exhibitors to showcase and discuss the latest products and applications in this disruptive technology, which is already increasing production through automated processes and will change the business models of many industries. With the support of the leading international associations in the sector – the Industrial Internet Consortium, Industrie 4.0, and the Industrial Valuechain Initiative – this year’s event will occupy two halls of Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre instead of just one as in 2016, and exhibitor numbers are expected to increase by almost 30%. This is the biggest event of its kind and the only one to combine a trade fair area, knowledge transfer, test benches and professional networking at the highest level.
Furthermore, in October 2017, Fira de Barcelona will become one of the biggest international platforms for the industry with the organisation of Barcelona Industry Week. The event will include the IoTSWC along with the trade fairs Expoquimia, Eurosurfas, Equiplast and In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions, the World Congress of Chemical Engineering, the World Chemical Summit and Smart Chemistry, Smart Future, all of them taking place in the Gran Via venue.
The third edition of the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IOTSWC) which will take place on 3-5 October as part of Barcelona Industry 4.0 Week is expecting significant growth. The leading global event on industrial IoT will bring together top companies and international experts in the industrial internet. Over 220 companies and 250 speakers will showcase and discuss the latest new products and applications of this disruptive technology that is already increasing production through automated processes and will change the business models in many industries.
To facilitate access to and an understanding of the most innovative IoT solutions for local SMEs and international companies attending the event, guided tours are being organised by the show led by experts in the subject matter.
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During three intensive days, more than a hundred sessions will take place including keynote conferences, round tables, panels of experts, presentations of success stories, and interviews, involving some 250 internationally-renowned speakers.
Some of the top names already confirmed include Joseph Paradiso, Professor in Media Arts and Sciences at the MIT Media Lab, and Joe Spagnoletti, the president of Spagnoletti Net and former SVP and Chief Information Officer of the Campbell Soup Company, who will be talking about how humans will connect on the Internet of Things and formulas for involving all the members of a company in introducing this technology, respectively.
Barcelona, February 2017
Technarte Bilbao 2017 is fusion of Art + Science + Technology projects around the world. Interaction Design, Human Computer Interaction, Big Data Art, Interactive Interfaces, Digital Design, Art and Robotics or Alive Architecture among other innovative disciplines. And a full conference day focused in IoT and Art, talking about the present and future of the potential of data flowing around us. This year artist such as Wolfgang Buttress, Anouk Wipprecht or Eyal Gever among other international artists will take part in this new edition of the Innternational Conference on Art and Technology in Bilbao.
Register now and prepare yourself for enjoying two days full of professional networking with the best international artists and technologists working in the fusion between art, science and technology.
A growing number if IT companies are working on developing new computing models equipped with innovative interaction methodologies that guarantee secure communications between humans, sensors and data analysis platforms. Organisations such as Kaspersky Lab., IBM, Google, Microsoft and Intel, amongst others, have been investigating new procedures for increasing the computational power that supports IoT systems through quantum computing for some time now.
Barcelona, April 8th 2017.- In the continuous technological evolution involved in the promotion and diversification of an increasingly extensive Internet of Things (IoT), which has emerged powerfully in industrial processes thanks to advances in data analysis, there is an equally powerful need to review and improve everything related to the security of communications if we want to continue moving forward in implementing the IoT ecosystem.
In the scenario of the future that points towards autonomous and connected ‘things’, security has become a crucial factor. This is where quantum cryptography – which uses the laws of quantum mechanics for generating secure codes – comes into its own, with the aim of guaranteeing secure end-to-end communications.
The versatile interactions that takes place in communications between people and machines have all the signs vulnerability from the point of view of security; a factor that emerges in view of the need for devices, sensors and IoT networks to be able to withstand the depth charge of computational and mathematical complexity used by the ever more frequent cryptographic attacks, bearing in mind the sophistication of the threats coming from whole communities of hackers operating from anywhere in the world.
The vulnerability of existing cryptographic keys against the computational power that is yet to come
Postquantum cryptography is set to be the next step to which the cryptographic algorithms generally used will have to adapt, which have been developed taking into account certain security parameters in order to protect information from attacks that may be perpetrated by the power that quantum computers will acquire in the future.
This is why post-quantum cryptography represents a step forward compared to the current use of cryptographic algorithms, which are highly vulnerable as they can be easily broken by an averagely powerful quantum computer. The problem with commonly-used algorithms is that their security depends on three highly complex mathematical problems which, paradoxically, can be solved with relative ease by sufficiently powerful quantum computers.
Even the experimental quantum computers we know today are not powerful enough to attack any conventional cryptographic algorithm; however, more and more cryptographers are going for the design of new algorithms with a greater complexity load in order to be prepared for the time when the era of quantum computation becomes a reality.
Although they have not yet materialised, given the limited power of the early models currently in use, the threat of quantum computers is real, and so is the risk of some of them falling into the hands of hacking organisations. In the not-too-distant future a quantum computer will be built with enough power to be able to demolish all the security procedures we rely on today. However, when the time comes to obtain the first quantum computer with high computational power, the new post-quantum algorithms must be in place and thus allow the secure infrastructures and technologies that have been developed in the last decade to continue operating securely with just a few minor changes.
In search of post-quantum algorithms that guarantee IT security
The Kaspersky security organisation predicts the disappearance of cryptography as we know it today in its blog. ‘Quantum computing may bring either salvation or doom to this emerging new world, although the way in which cryptography exists today will definitely lead to doom.’ The thesis that ‘cryptography is one of the very few fields where adversarial conflict continues to heavily favour the defender’ will be strongly contested until effective post-quantum cryptographic algorithms are introduced,’ continues the security organisation.
As well as defending the use of post-quantum algorithms in IoT security, the Russian cybersecurity firm has developed an operating system that it claims is ‘unhackable’, with the aim of increasing and protecting the security of systems, devices, sensors and networks. Thus Kaspersky OS is an operating system that is currently installed in certain types of Layer 3 Switches that will provide high levels of security for data flows. The most notable feature of this operating system is that it is based on microkernel architecture, which means that it does not contain any Linux elements, allowing you to make assemblies of different blocks for each user to create their ideal version of the operating system.
‘Hacking this OS means having to break the digital signature, and this possibility is only within the realm of quantum computers. Another big difference in the Kaspersky OS is that it doesn’t use any Linux elements, which gives it the ability to control the behaviour of both the applications and the operating system itself,’, noted Eugene Kaspersky recently, the CEO of the company that bears his name, in a post published on his blog.
From the platform of IoTSWC2016, Andrey Nikishin, Special Projects Director of Kaspersky Lab, warned in his speech about the danger represented by embedded security in communication systems. ‘In cyberspace, only the IoT represents the cyber-physical world, which in many cases suffers the consequences of a successfully perpetrated cyber-attack. An attack that would have had minimal repercussions if it had happened in IT architectures of static microkernel-based configurations,’ contends Nikishin.
The step from quantum theory to reality
Like Kaspersky, IBM has also put all its machinery into action to produce fully quantum equipment with the aim of offering IBM Q through its cloud computing network. To do so, it will take advantage of the IBM Quantum Experience project, a platform launched last year on a processor with five qubits*.
Yet IBM and Kaspersky are not the only companies interested in quantum computing geared towards the IoT for industrial use; Microsoft, Google and Intel are also in the running with completely different approaches. Although if we abide strictly by the definition of quantum computing, it can be said that there is already equipment in existence. This is the D-Wave, manufactured by the company of the same name, each unit of which sells for several million dollars. An example is the D-Wave 2000Q; the figure 2000 refers to the machine’s qubits which are stored within a complex refrigeration system.
With regard to the progress of firms such as D-Wave, Kaspersky acknowledges that quantum computing is well on the way to becoming a reality; nevertheless: ‘You still can’t actually touch one, but it’s good to see that there are quantum computing platforms out there. This competition calls for a certain level of computing ingenuity, so most of the world’s population will have to wait. But with more and more major companies investing in the effort, such as Intel, IBM, Google and Microsoft, it seems inevitable that we will be seeing practical results,’ says the organisation in a post.
In short, what the cyber-security company wishes to stress, like other companies in the IT industry, is that the achievement of D-Wave is nothing more than a reflection of the fact that the quantum computing era is in its early days; everything is yet to come on the technological scene, given that it has not yet become a commodity, and represents a huge challenge in an emerging area such as the IoT ecosystem.
Intel’s approach to the quantum panorama for IoT entails major investment in the development of new models of computational elements formed by quantum computers that incorporate neuromorphic chips. ‘The potential of quantum computing is based on the huge capacity of quantum machines to harness a large number of qubits to perform multiple calculations in parallel; the modelling of neuromorphic chips follows a structure similar to that of the human brain, the aim being to help computers make decisions based on patterns and associations,’ said Brian Krzanich, the CEO of Intel, recently.
Microsoft is another of the big organisations devoting massive efforts to quantum computing projects. One of these is LIQUi|>, a research project in which a large number of QuArC developers (Quantum Architecture and Computation Group) from Microsoft Research have been investigating for more than a decade with the aim of creating a computer generation that is much more advanced than the current one, which promises to have a profound impact on the segment of IoT sensors. Apart from QuArC, Microsoft’s Station Q lab, headed by mathematician Michael Freedman, is working on a project known as ‘Topological Quantum Computing’ which, according to the company, will offer a more stable performance than other quantum methodologies.
Somewhere in California, Google is building a machine which, according to the organisation itself, will revolutionise conventional computing processes. If this project – which could well see the light at the end of this year – is successful, the impact it could have on the industrial sector will be even greater, according to the company. Google’s objective is a very clear and simple one: to demonstrate once and for all that quantum computing can lead to the obsolescence of the most advanced supercomputers, and set the stage for the supremacy of quantum computing.
The debate about quantum computing and its evolution in the field of IoT for industrial use will form part of the programme of conferences at the IoT Solutions World Congress 2017, which has already become the global benchmark for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT). This event will also address topics such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, big data, digital transformation, cloud computing, robotics, sensors, security, smart objects, standards, new business models, data storage and analytical prediction.
The third edition of IoTSWC will see significant growth. The leading global event for the IIoT will bring together over 220 companies and 250 exhibitors to showcase and discuss the latest products and applications in this disruptive technology which is already increasing production through automated processes and will change the business models of many industries. With the support of the leading international associations in the sector – the Industrial Internet Consortium, Industrie 4.0, and the Industrial Valuechain Initiative – this year’s edition will occupy two halls at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via exhibition centre instead of the one it occupied in 2016, and expects to increase the number of exhibitors by around 30%. This is the biggest event of its kind and the only one to combine a trade show area, knowledge transfer, test benches and top-level international networking.
In addition, in October 2017, Fira de Barcelona will become one of the biggest international platforms for industry with the organisation of Barcelona Industry Week. The event will include the IoTSWC along with the trade fairs Expoquimia, Eurosurfas, Equiplast and In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions, the World Congress of Chemical Engineering and the World Chemical Summit, along with the Smart Chemistry, Smart Future event, all of them taking place at the Gran Via venue.
(*)A qubit or qbit (quantum bit) is a two-state quantum-mechanical system. It can only be described correctly through quantum mechanics and has two clearly distinguishable states through physical measurements.
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Get ready for a taste of the ‘Big Orange’ as Tel Aviv comes to London this autumn. Situated on the glittering Mediterranean coast and dubbed the ‘Miami of the Middle East’, this vibrant Israeli city is a rising cosmopolitan metropolis of food, art, fashion and nightlife. Bringing the best of the city to the UK, TLV in LDN offers a unique opportunity to experience its rich cultural landscape right on your doorstep. Camden’s Roundhouse is the hub for this four-day showcase, with satellite events taking place across the city at locations including Cadogan Hall and The Coronet. Highlights include a live DJ set from Guy Gerber; performances and workshops by dance troupe Mayumana; an exhibition curated by internationally renowned artist Ori Gersht; and a food festival by esteemed Israeli chef Shaul Ben-Aderet. Indulge your senses and discover the delights of this jewel of the Med.
John Ellis, Mikko Hypponen, Joe Paradiso and Joe Spagnoletti among the first confirmed speakers
Next October, the Internet of Things Solutions World Congress (IoTSWC) will host its third edition and will include two new tracks focusing on innovations that will soon disrupt the technological landscape forever changing the way we produce and communicate: Blockchain and Quantum computing. These topics will be added to the conference structure of the leading event on the industrial internet of things (IIoT) which will also cover subjects such as artificial intelligence, big data, digital transformation, cloud computing, robotics, sensors, security, smart objects, standards, new business models, data storage and analytical prediction.
IoTSWC will feature the Blockchain World Expo (BWE) jointly organized with the Blockchain Ecosystem Network, the leading global and cross-sector platform for collaboration, networking, explaining and advancing Blockchain methodologies and solutions. From October 3rd to 5th, top international experts will explore the potential that Blockchain offers to many industries as a platform to manage any digital assets from financial data, to property management, health care data management and verification or intellectual property. The BWE will host panels with international experts on how to use this protocol in many areas.
Blockchain is still unknown to many but it significance becomes clearer when it is described as the platform powering bitcoin. Blockchain is a distributed database that simultaneously records information throughout a network of ledgers. This information is protected with the highest cryptography and only when it has been verified throughout the network it is validated. It is a simple concept that will revolutionize the way we manage digital assets such as money or information because it creates a new paradigm of trust, speeds up communication and takes security to the next level. According to Adoption of Blockchain Technology By US Government, Market Forecast the blockchain technology market will triple from US$4.5 Billion in 2018 to $14 Billion in 2022.
In a much similar fashion Quantum computing will reshape the way machines think, interact and solve problems. The IoTSWC will explore how the exponential increase in computing capability that quantum physics might bring to factories and companies will directly benefit security, big data analysis and consequently predictive and prescriptive analytics. The implementation of these capabilities together with Artificial intelligence will become critical to the business transformation that sensorization and IoT are currently bringing to the industrial stage and will continue to bring in the near future.
These topics will added to the eight-themed conference program that will also feature tracks for Manufacturing, Utilities, Connected Transport, Healthcare, Buildings & Infrastructure and Open Industry.
First confirmed speakers
IoTSWC has also announced some of its speakers for the 2017 edition. Among the experts that will discuss the future of IIoT are John Ellis, an international expert in connectivity and open-source developments and former Global Technologist and Head of the Ford Developer Program; Mikko Hypponen, Cybersecurity expert and Chief Research Officer at F-Secure Corporation in Finland who has lead some of the teams responsible of taking down some of the largest computer virus outbreaks in history; MiT Media Lab’s Joe Paradiso, Professor of Media Arts and Sciences who directs the Responsive Environments group that explores how sensor networks augment and mediate human experience, interaction, and perception; Joe Spagnoletti, former SVP and Chief Information Officer of the Campbell Soup Company, and an expert in the introduction disruptive technologies in large companies.
The third edition of the IOTSWC will experience significant growth. The leading global event on IIoT will bring together over 220 companies and 250 speakers to showcase and discuss the latest new products and applications of this disruptive technology that is already increasing production through automated processes and will change the business models in many industries. With the support of the top international associations in the sector –the Industrial Internet Consortium, Industrie 4.0, and the Industrial Valuechain Initiative– this year’s edition will take over two halls instead of one at Fira de Barcelona’s Gran Via venue, and expects to increase the number of its exhibitors by almost 30%. It is the biggest event of its kind and the only one that combines exhibition space, knowledge transfer, testbeds and professional networking at the highest level.
In addition, October 2017 will see Fira de Barcelona become one of the largest international exhibition platforms for industry, in both the commercial and knowledge areas, with Barcelona Industry Week. The event will comprise the IoT Solutions World Congress together with the Expoquimia, Eurosurfas, Equiplast and In(3D)ustry From Needs to Solutions trade shows, the World Congress of Chemical Engineering and the World Chemical Summit, as well as the Smart Chemistry, Smart Future event, all held at the Gran Via venue.