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Smart city IoT company Worldsensing closes €8.3M Series B

Worldsensing, a sensing software provider for smart cities has raised €8.3 million in a Series B round. It was co-led by McRock Capital and ETF Partners. Existing investor Cisco Investments also participated in the round.

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The company plans to use the latest investment to win more clients in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and smart city markets. Further, it plans to double its revenue and employees by 2017.

Worldsensing’s core solutions include parking, traffic flow management, asset tracking and seismic data monitoring. These solutions are delivered via a combination of sensors, cloud-based/on premise software and an API.

“Since 2010, when we launched our first product, we have excelled in producing end-to-end software and hardware solutions for both smart city and industrial applications.” Said Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO at Worldsensing. Urbiotica Sl and Ingenu are two of the established competitors of Worldsensing with a specialty in IoT and monitoring sensors.

McRock’s Scott MacDonald and ETF’s Remy de Tonnac have joined Worldsensing’s Board of Directors. Worldsensing ‘unfair’ advantage will be the lead investor McRock Capital’s experience in industrial IoT space. McRock specializes in IIoT investments. Early- and growth-stage investments of the IIoT include Serious Integrated, an IoT-platform for OEMs, Decisive Farming, a precision-farming startup, and Mnubu, an IoT data analytics company.

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Smart city IoT company Worldsensing closes €8.3M Series B

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Worldsensing, a sensing software provider for smart cities has raised €8.3 million in a Series B round. It was co-led by McRock Capital and ETF Partners. Existing investor Cisco Investments also participated in the round.

Mobility Operations Solution

The company plans to use the latest investment to win more clients in the Industrial IoT (IIoT) and smart city markets. Further, it plans to double its revenue and employees by 2017.

Worldsensing’s core solutions include parking, traffic flow management, asset tracking and seismic data monitoring. These solutions are delivered via a combination of sensors, cloud-based/on premise software and an API.

“Since 2010, when we launched our first product, we have excelled in producing end-to-end software and hardware solutions for both smart city and industrial applications.” Said Ignasi Vilajosana, CEO at Worldsensing. Urbiotica Sl and Ingenu are two of the established competitors of Worldsensing with a specialty in IoT and monitoring sensors.

McRock’s Scott MacDonald and ETF’s Remy de Tonnac have joined Worldsensing’s Board of Directors. Worldsensing ‘unfair’ advantage will be the lead investor McRock Capital’s experience in industrial IoT space. McRock specializes in IIoT investments. Early- and growth-stage investments of the IIoT include Serious Integrated, an IoT-platform for OEMs, Decisive Farming, a precision-farming startup, and Mnubu, an IoT data analytics company.

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Three Ways to Generate Profit With the Data You Already Have

By Industry Perspectives

Andrew Roman Wells is the CEO of Aspirenta, and Kathy Williams Chiang is VP, Business Insights, at Wunderman Data Management.

Build it and they will come. That is the view many organizations maintain about their data lakes and data warehouses. Companies are rapidly investing in systems and processes to retain business data that they know is valuable but have no clue what to do with it. Even the government collects mass amounts of data without specific plans for using the information at the time of collection.

This trend only accelerates as the amount of data being produced continues to escalate. Today, it is estimated that human knowledge is doubling every 12 to 13 months, and IBM is estimating that with the build out of the “Internet of Things,” knowledge will double every 12 hours.

Most organizations search for value in their data by throwing teams of data scientists at the various stores of data collected hoping to find insights that are commercially viable. This approach typically results in endless hours of digging for insights and if any are found, they rarely see the light of day. In order to monetize your data, you need a different approach, one that starts by turning the process on its head. We recommend three approaches to help you monetize your data:

  1. It’s About the Decision. A common approach when starting an analytics project is to ask what questions you would like the analysis to answer. But if your goal is to drive actionable analytics that monetize your data, you need to start at a different point. You need to understand the decisions you would like the analytics to support. This approach, termed Decision Architecture, is radically different from conventional methods. Understanding the decisions you would like to support drives the direction for the rest of the analytical exercise, including the type of data and analytics needed to support the decision. The decisions you focus on determine the analytics your team will undertake which can range from simple metrics like ROI or it may call for more sophisticated metrics such as a propensity or churn model.2. Align Decisions to Business Objectives. Knowing the goal is to provide analytics to support value driving decisions, you need to make sure the goals align with overall corporate objectives. Through mapping your decisions to key business drivers that achieve corporate objectives, you are charting a clear path to actionable analytics.

    3. Economic Value and Decision Theory. In order to monetize your data, adding economic value to your decisions through the use of data science and decision theory is a must. Whereas data science helps you generate insights from your data about actions you can take, decision theory helps you structure your decisions for maximum impact and feasibility. Economic value captures both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of an action and can come in various forms including revenue and profitability, market growth or process efficiency. The goal of economic value analysis is to provide the decision maker with an understanding of the economic trade-off among the set of decisions they have available to them.Decision theory is applied to help decision makers select the best choice to achieve their objectives. Structuring the decision criteria into a decision matrix laying out anticipated acts, events, outcomes, and payoffs helps managers see more clearly the full scope of their proposed actions and make more objective choices, guarding against hidden or implicit cognitive biases. Cognitive biases arise where an individual holds a view of a situation that is based on prior subjective experiences but may not be completely consistent with current reality. Confirmation bias, for example, occurs when the inclination is to look for information and analytics that support pre-existing beliefs or goals.

    If you focus your analytics on your decision, you are already ahead of most analytical practitioners. Creating alignment from your decisions to your business drivers that achieve your corporate objectives makes your analytics actionable and relevant. Assessing economic value of your decision choices and employing decision theory to assist the decision maker with making the best possible choice will improve the value of your decisions. These three practices will drive up the value of your analytics and enable you to monetize your data.

Opinions expressed in the article above do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Data Center Knowledge and Penton.

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Three Ways to Generate Profit With the Data You Already Have

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By Industry Perspectives

Andrew Roman Wells is the CEO of Aspirenta, and Kathy Williams Chiang is VP, Business Insights, at Wunderman Data Management.

Build it and they will come. That is the view many organizations maintain about their data lakes and data warehouses. Companies are rapidly investing in systems and processes to retain business data that they know is valuable but have no clue what to do with it. Even the government collects mass amounts of data without specific plans for using the information at the time of collection.

This trend only accelerates as the amount of data being produced continues to escalate. Today, it is estimated that human knowledge is doubling every 12 to 13 months, and IBM is estimating that with the build out of the “Internet of Things,” knowledge will double every 12 hours.

Most organizations search for value in their data by throwing teams of data scientists at the various stores of data collected hoping to find insights that are commercially viable. This approach typically results in endless hours of digging for insights and if any are found, they rarely see the light of day. In order to monetize your data, you need a different approach, one that starts by turning the process on its head. We recommend three approaches to help you monetize your data:

  1. It’s About the Decision. A common approach when starting an analytics project is to ask what questions you would like the analysis to answer. But if your goal is to drive actionable analytics that monetize your data, you need to start at a different point. You need to understand the decisions you would like the analytics to support. This approach, termed Decision Architecture, is radically different from conventional methods. Understanding the decisions you would like to support drives the direction for the rest of the analytical exercise, including the type of data and analytics needed to support the decision. The decisions you focus on determine the analytics your team will undertake which can range from simple metrics like ROI or it may call for more sophisticated metrics such as a propensity or churn model.2. Align Decisions to Business Objectives. Knowing the goal is to provide analytics to support value driving decisions, you need to make sure the goals align with overall corporate objectives. Through mapping your decisions to key business drivers that achieve corporate objectives, you are charting a clear path to actionable analytics.

    3. Economic Value and Decision Theory. In order to monetize your data, adding economic value to your decisions through the use of data science and decision theory is a must. Whereas data science helps you generate insights from your data about actions you can take, decision theory helps you structure your decisions for maximum impact and feasibility. Economic value captures both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of an action and can come in various forms including revenue and profitability, market growth or process efficiency. The goal of economic value analysis is to provide the decision maker with an understanding of the economic trade-off among the set of decisions they have available to them.Decision theory is applied to help decision makers select the best choice to achieve their objectives. Structuring the decision criteria into a decision matrix laying out anticipated acts, events, outcomes, and payoffs helps managers see more clearly the full scope of their proposed actions and make more objective choices, guarding against hidden or implicit cognitive biases. Cognitive biases arise where an individual holds a view of a situation that is based on prior subjective experiences but may not be completely consistent with current reality. Confirmation bias, for example, occurs when the inclination is to look for information and analytics that support pre-existing beliefs or goals.

    If you focus your analytics on your decision, you are already ahead of most analytical practitioners. Creating alignment from your decisions to your business drivers that achieve your corporate objectives makes your analytics actionable and relevant. Assessing economic value of your decision choices and employing decision theory to assist the decision maker with making the best possible choice will improve the value of your decisions. These three practices will drive up the value of your analytics and enable you to monetize your data.

Opinions expressed in the article above do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Data Center Knowledge and Penton.

Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena. See our guidelines and submission process for information on participating. View previously published Industry Perspectives in our Knowledge Library.

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Ars is hiring—if you’re an experienced product reviewer, we want you!

By Ars Staff

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Ars Technica is seeking an experienced writer and reviewer to join our Reviews Team. The world of technology products is vast, and the ideal candidate will have a broad interest in technology goodies that stretches from flagship products to the lesser wonders that we nonetheless can’t live without.

This position will work closely with our Senior Android Editor to make sure Ars stays on top of computing in all of its forms. Expertise in a major branch of technology is required (e.g., Apple or Microsoft technologies; Internet of Things; networking).

Candidates must have 3 or more years of professional experience writing and reviewing products in technology. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced, often chaotic environment, driven by a desire to delight our readers.

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Ars is hiring—if you’re an experienced product reviewer, we want you!

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By Ars Staff

Enlarge / Artist’s impression of how busy this person will be once hired. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Thinkstock)

Ars Technica is seeking an experienced writer and reviewer to join our Reviews Team. The world of technology products is vast, and the ideal candidate will have a broad interest in technology goodies that stretches from flagship products to the lesser wonders that we nonetheless can’t live without.

This position will work closely with our Senior Android Editor to make sure Ars stays on top of computing in all of its forms. Expertise in a major branch of technology is required (e.g., Apple or Microsoft technologies; Internet of Things; networking).

Candidates must have 3 or more years of professional experience writing and reviewing products in technology. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced, often chaotic environment, driven by a desire to delight our readers.

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Number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3m in 2016, says Berg Insight

By Sheetal Kumbhar

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3 million in 2016. North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market and the region had an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of the year, a 47% year-on-year growth. […]

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Number of smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3m in 2016, says Berg Insight

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By Sheetal Kumbhar

According to a new research report from Berg Insight, the number smart homes in Europe and North America reached 30.3 million in 2016. North America is the world’s most advanced smart home market and the region had an installed base of 21.8 million smart homes at the end of the year, a 47% year-on-year growth. […]

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ION Costa Rica: The future is IPv6

By Kevin Meynell

The Deploy360 team organised the second ION Conference of the year on 3 July 2017 at the Intercontinental Hotel in San José, Costa Rica. This was co-located with the TICAL Conference 2017, the annual event for Latin American National Research and Education Networks, as well as the Latin American eScience Meeting 2017. It attracted 85 participants and we again thank our sponsor Afilias for making this possible.

It was the turn of Megan Kruse to chair this event, and she opened proceedings with an overview of the Deploy360 programme, before handing over to Kevin Meynell who discussed what was happening at the IETF and how to get involved. He encouraged the Latin American networking community to check out the IETF Fellowship and IETF Policy programmes, and pointed out this had provided opportunities for participants from Costa Rica at both the last and forthcoming IETF meetings.

We were lucky enough to have Fred Baker, the Co-Chair of the IETF IPv6 Operations Working Group and former IETF Chair, to talk about the results of the Internet Society report on the State of IPv6 that was published in June. He pointed out that all Regional Internet Registries were now approaching IPv4 exhaustion, with only small quantities of addresses available to new entrants, whilst there had been rapid IPv6 growth over the past year. This was especially the case in the Latin American region where around 37% of AS numbers were now announcing IPv6 address prefixes, IPv6 traffic was over 10%, and reached nearly 20% in some countries.

It was clear that IPv4 would not be able to accommodate future growth in the Internet, and whilst surplus IPv4 addresses were being traded, the cost was expected to reach USD 20 per address over the next couple of years before dropping substantially as IPv6 deployment approaches 50%. This cannot be considered an long-term investment, so question marks were now being raised by accounts departments as to why they were paying for something that could be provided for free. In fact, MIT had just sold a surplus IPv4 /9 in order to fund their IPv6 deployment, major service providers were moving to IPv6 dominant data centres, and there was also substantial IPv6 deployment in mobile networks.

So the takeaway is that network operators need to be deploying IPv6 now, in order to ensure their equipment and applications have been tested and are able to support it, as well as giving their staff experience of using it. Is paying for something you can provision for free a good business model, and are you willing to sustain the ever greater complexity and cost of Carrier Grade NAT to meet future growth?

This message was reinforced by Guillermo Cicileo (LACNIC) who provided an overview of IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America (in Spanish only). Several countries in the region were amongst the world leaders in IP6 deployment, including Trinidad and Tobago (21%), Brazil (18%), Ecuador (18%) and Peru (17%), but most of the others substantially lagged behind. Unfortunately. Costa Rica had very low rates of IPv6 deployment, although the example of Trinidad and Tobago that went from 0% to 21% in only 3 years demonstrated what was possible in small countries.

Following the break, Kevin led a panel discussion on MANRS and Routing Security that included Erika Vega (RENATA) and Glenn Peace (ix.CR). The Boundary Gateway Protocol (BGP) underpins the Internet routing system, but is substantially based on global trust and there is little validation of the legitimacy of routing updates. So the panel discussed techniques to help improve the security and resilience of the global routing system, as well as how to promote a culture of collective responsibility.

Kevin firstly presented the MANRS initiative and Routing Resilience Manifesto that encourages network operators to subscribe to four actions including filtering, anti-spoofing, coordination and address prefix validation, and has developed resources to help them implement these. This includes the MANRS Best Current Operational Practice which is a technical document providing step-by-step instructions, along with a set of online training modules.

Erika followed-up with a presentation on a LACNIC-sponsored collaboration with RENATA, the Columbian NREN. RPKI is a specialised Public Key Infrastructure that allows cryptographic verification of the holders of particular AS numbers and IP addresses, and therefore provides a framework for securing the routing infrastructure. RENATA is aiming to deploy RPKI to at least 50% of its connected institutions, in order to provide a demonstration of how extensive deployment can improve routing security, and potentially offer a large testbed for BGPSEC when this becomes available.

Turning to a different subject, Mauricio Oviedo (NIC.CR) offered an introduction to DNSSEC and why we need it. He outlined the problems that DNSSEC aims to solve, whereby end users are assured that information returned from a DNS query is the same as that provided by the domain name holder; running through examples of how the DNS can be compromised such as cache poisoning and query interception. These assurances are established using cryptographic principles through a chain-of-trust originating from the root DNS servers, and propagated through signed Top-Level Domain (TLD) and subsequent sub-domain zones.

All major DNS resolvers support DNSSEC validation and 87% of TLDs were now signed, including .cr which validated around 31% of queries. However, very few Second-Level Domains (SLDs) were validated in the country, which meant there was substantial room for improvement amongst DNS operators.

Rounding off the conference was a panel discussion on IPv6 success stories chaired by our colleague Christian O’Flaherty from ISOC’s Latin America & Caribbean Bureau. This involved Fred Baker, Claudio Chacon (CEDIA) and Elidier Moya (Costa Rican Ministry of Telecommunications) who discussed topics such as how the CEDIA research and education network was an early adopter of IPv6 which encouraged deployment elsewhere in Ecuador, the deployment experiences of the CERNET2 IPv6-only network in China, and the project to promote IPv6 in Costa Rica. Fred also outlined how the IETF was putting IPv6 examples into RFCs and Internet Drafts to encourage uptake, and highlighted the Chinese experience of running more than 256 users per IPv4 addresses that had a measurable detrimental influence on performance.

The very positive outcome of the conference was the launch of the Costa Rican Network Operators Group (NOGCR). This aims to bring together the approximately 40 active ISPs in the country for the first time, and an IPv6 workshop was organised the following day at the NIC.CR premises with Fred Baker and the Deploy360 team that involved 25 representatives of the ISPs.

Deploy360 would like to thank TICAL for hosting and supporting this ION. Thanks also to the speakers and everyone else who contributed towards making the event a successful and productive one.

Further Information

The proceedings from ION Costa Rica are available here, and the webcast will also be available on our YouTube channel shortly.

If you’re inspired by what you see and read, then please check out our Start Here page to understand how you can get started with IPv6 and DNSSEC.

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One Week Until IPv6, DNSSEC, and More at ION Costa Rica

By Megan Kruse

One week from today, we’ll be at ION Costa Rica! Our second event of the year will be co-located alongside the Latin American eScience 2017 Meeting and TICAL on Monday, 3 July 2017.

As always, ION Conferences bring network engineers and leading industry experts together to discuss emerging technologies and hot technology topics. Early adopters provide valuable insight into their own deployment experiences and bring participants up to speed on new standards emerging from the IETF.

Agenda

The whole agenda and all our great speakers for ION Costa Rica will make this a great event. Here’s a quick look at the day:

  • Introduction to the Internet Society and Deploy360
    Megan Kruse, Internet Society
  • What’s Happening at the IETF? Internet Standards and How to Get Involved
    Kevin Meynell, Internet Society
  • Setting the Scene: IPv6 Deployment in Costa Rica and Latin America
    Guillermo Cicileo, LACNIC
  • IPv6: Where are we in 2017?
    Fred Baker
  • Panel Discussion: MANRS, Routing Security, and Collaboration
    Kevin Meynell, Internet Society; Glenn Peace, IX.cr; Erika Vega, RedClara
  • Introduction to DNSSEC and Why We Need It
    Mauricio Oviedo, NIC.cr
  • Panel Discussion: IPv6 Success Stories
    Moderator: Christian O’Flaherty,Internet Society; Panelists: Fred Baker; Elidier Moya, Costa Rica Telecom Ministry; Claudio Chacon, CEDIA Ecuador
  • Closing Remarks
    Megan Kruse, Internet Society
  • TICAL Opening Lunch
    All ION attendees are invited.

Registration

ION Costa Rica registration is open!

Our Sponsor

We would also like to once again thank Afilias for supporting ION Costa Rica as an ION Conference series sponsor! (If you’re interested in sponsoring a future ION Conference, read the sponsorship flyer or contact us.)

Join Us

Will you be in San Jose next week for TICAL and the ION? Please be sure to let us know! Contact us and use the hashtag #IONConf on social media.

We can’t wait to see you in San Jose as we continue to share real-world deployment experiences and work to better understand your needs to get things like IPv6, DNSSEC, TLS, and secure routing deployed.

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