by Matteo Mazzeri

Sido 2016 Internet of things exhibition

This year was the second edition of SIDO, and there were 50 startups,
over 200 exhibitors and 5300 visitors an increase of 26% from previous
year reflecting the growing interest for connected objects mainly by
professionals. The Truck Tribe hackathon attracted a lot of attention with
11000€ of prizes to the teams who built the best prototypes to improve
daily life of truck drivers.

TRIBE Hackathon at SIDO 2016 11 000€ in prizes

SIDO 2016Keynote
opening by Shawn Dubravac

SIDO 2016who
shared his view of our digital destiny composed of 5 pillars

In the opening keynote, Shawn Dubravac
highlights his Pillars of our Digital Destiny as follows: ubiquitous
computing, cheap digital storage, connectivity, proliferation of digital
devices, ‘sensor’ization of tech. The challenge is not only about
connectivity but how it impacts the society and it’s interactions.
Frank M. Rinderknecht recalls changes will not only be technological but
also behavioural and societal with a shift from ownership to sharing,
from digital to physical, from hardware to services and from brand to
experience. Many challenges have to be overcome
regulation and durability
connectivity and software automation,
security of SW and of data
Emmanuel  Schneider, attracts attention to the automatisation of
processes in all domains of activity. Value chains will evolve and
require business to adapt to this ever faster change. All is to be
reinvented! As all is changing work is changing also, and new jobs will
also be created, Alain Staron imagines in the next 10 years as many as
30% new jobs will appear. Collaboration between different disciplines
and agility in the business model have to be acquired to evolve
successfully in this ever faster changing ecosystem.

A special mention to an initiative by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region
that using an anybots telepresence robot, started a program to allow
children who for some reason cannot attend school for long periods, to
follow remotely via the robot classes. This initiative is well accepted
by all parties involved, students, classmates and teachers.

SIDO 2016The
student robot “Le robot lycéen”

SIDO 2016A
lot of attention also to the ethereum decentralized platform

It allows to run smart contracts:
Applications that run exactly as programmed with no possibility of
fraud, censorship or third party interference

SIDO 2016To
finish off this short tour of SIDO 2016 a wink to Quentin NIGI of Airnodes
who was one of the 50 selected startups to be present at SIDO

Global trends

All sectors of industry are involved, from healthcare to clothing, from
transports to security, energy production to cities, all is changing at a
fast pace. The common factor is that software is behind this transformation
and how the software is written shapes how these services and objects will
As software complexity increases particular attention has to be given to
it’s development. Having feedback loops, testing & validation steps to
minimise bugs, and an effective and secure software update procedure to
ensure evolution of software during the whole life of the hardware are
essential conditions for an IOT world.

A common thread that links all trends is that of security. Mikko Hypponen
from F-Secure identified 5 types of hackers with different objectives.
    White hat hackers, whose aim is to test the security of
installations to improve them
    Activists like anonymous who hack for a cause
    Criminal organisations who try to breach security to
    Governments and spies who obtain intelligence or fight in
a cyberwar
    Extremists and terrorists who try to cause havoc
Overall though Mikko is convinced that the advantages of IOT will bring more
advantages than disadvantages. What is sure is that all development has to
be done following best practices and sharing knowledge. Libre & open
source code and standards come a long way in helping in this sense.

A lot of attention goes to e-healthcare and smart cities that have an
enormous potential for positive impact thanks to the IOT. Do not hesitate to
read the full report of SIDO 2016 by ARDI

Thanks for reading.

Matteo Mazzeri


Matteo Mazzeri

A tech evangelist, citizen of the world, and open source software ambassador, Matteo is passionate about helping private and public organizations thrive in the digital revolution. His talent lies in understanding the connections between technology and societal development. He facilitates the Tuleap community, especially in Switzerland.

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