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The Future of AI and Cybersecurity

Have you ever wondered how AI (artificial intelligence) is both a friend and a foe in the IoT (Internet of Things) industry’s cybersecurity efforts? This column is going to address some of the challenges companies face when implementing AI and machine learning projects in the enterprise.

By |7/10/2019|

Technology Days by the Numbers

The construction, engineering, architectural, and building industry is at a crossroads. The continued economic expansion in the U.S. is beginning to see somewhat of a little slowdown that could just have some significant consequences. The period of growth that began in March 2009, some nine years ago, is beginning to show some real signs of a recession despite what those reading this blog might wish to prepare for today’s economic climate.

By |7/8/2019|

You Can’t Fix Stupid Drivers

In the state of Illinois drivers are experiencing a lot of changes this holiday driving week. First at the gas pump, they are seeing a permanent spike in gasoline taxes to .38 cents a gallon. The new increase is expected to be applied to fixing roads, bridges, highways, and other infrastructure. Some Illinoisans appear to be a bit skeptical whether infrastructure will be improved. (Remember the Illinois Lottery and where that money was to be applied?; that’s a discussion for another day.)

By |7/1/2019|

IoT, AR, VR to beyond with 5G

For this column let’s consider how IoT (Internet of Things) technologies and 5G will impact medicine and healthcare. Just for a moment I think it’s really important to imagine what our society will look like when we imagine real possibilities for technology beyond what we ever dreamed possible.

By |6/26/2019|

An Enterprise Case for AR/VR

I can’t say enough about 5G. In fact, my comments on 5G are stirring people to ask me questions about it on social media, and that’s great. That means people are reading, people are doing their homework, and people are making the investments in the future of digital transformation.

By |6/19/2019|

5G in Manufacturing

The desire to improve operating efficiencies is one of the main reasons we are starting to witness the proliferation of more manufacturing facilities investing in the IoT (Internet of Things). Many are calling it the fourth industrial revolution, otherwise known as Industry 4.0.

By |6/12/2019|

The Future of Cities Is Smart

I am always so inspired when I read about the latest smart cities initiatives. From Charlotte, N.C., to Philadelphia, Pa., to Aurora, Ill., it seems nearly every city has a story of how it is trying to better itself, all with the help of the IoT (Internet of Things).

By |6/5/2019|

Are Manufacturers Ready for 5G?

The importance of 5G is going to be profound. And it’s going to be important to the future of the Internet of Things and more specifically within the context of the workplace. The real question then is how might 5G affect workplaces? Even more importantly, how will 5G impact manufacturing?

By |6/3/2019|

Bentley Digs the Digital Twin

Sometimes listening to an update call is more than a revenue report update on the recent acquisitions and technology advancements being announced by a company; it’s really about the vision of the leader at the helm. And that was my takeaway after the May 13, Bentley Systems Spring Update conference call for press and analysts. If you listened to Greg Bentley, CEO, Bentley Systems, closely enough you were able to read between the lines and grasp how it plans to move the construction industry forward with a highly informed construction professional using only the best in tech tools to drive infrastructure.

By |5/30/2019|

Will Urban Mobility Alter AVs?

There is no doubt that trends such as urbanization and the adoption of smart technologies are going to change transportation. There are a lot of questions about how urban mobility will change and impact autonomous vehicles. In fact, there is a lot of debate, which is why in this column I will spend time digging into this topic even more.

By |5/22/2019|