Τhe Big Bang of interconnected devices27 March, 2018 News
The Internet of Things is one of the fastest growing and promising trends in the global tech industry. It is no accident that many identify it with the 4th Industrial Revolution. IoT describes a wide range of devices and objects that incorporate sensors, electronic media, software and network connectivity to interconnect or access the internet.
From a smart watch and a train brake to a thermostat and a spacecraft, from a refrigerator to a pressure gauge, countless items already have, or are about to become interconnected. It is estimated that more than 11 billion items worldwide are already interconnected on a local network or on the Internet, and their number is expected to drastically exceed 20 billion by 2020, and reach 25 billion in the next five years. The global IoT market is estimated to reach from $ 157bn in 2016 to over $ 450bn in 2020. Clearly enough, business and research opportunities opening up in this industry are limitless.
Dr. Vasileios Nasis knows the “IoT revolution” straight from within as he founded one of the leading tech companies worldwide, Netronix, in 2008. The platform he has developed and the innovative solutions based on it have been used in products and services in collaboration with 300 external partners in areas such as environmental monitoring, fleet monitoring and many more.
At the Athens Science Festival 2018, Dr. Nasis will refer to his vision for the future of IoT and discuss business opportunities currently on offer. During the past 15 years he has been active in the corporate world as well as in academia, making significant contributions in the fields of telecommunications, digital analysis of waves, and computational vision.
Vasileios Nasis started his academic career at the University of Drexel, where he received his B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD degrees from the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and since 2008 he has been an associate academic member of the University.
Title: ΙοΤ: The evolution of an industrial revolution || Date & Time: 25 April, 20.00- 20.50
With the support of the U.S. Embassy in Athens.