Click here to close now.

Welcome!

@ThingsExpo Authors: Elizabeth White, Pat Romanski, Carmen Gonzalez, Liz McMillan, Esmeralda Swartz

News Feed Item

Sogeti's Trend Lab VINT Reveals the Era of Intimate Technology

Empathy with the client becomes child's play according to new "Internet of Things" research from Sogeti's global trend lab VINT.

DAYTON, Ohio, March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- VINT, the trend lab of Sogeti, a leading provider of technology and software testing, today presents its second Internet of Things research report. Entitled Empathic Things, this study looks at the internet in, on, and around the human body, and the impact for people and companies. VINT presents six categories of so-called "Empathic Things," representing migrations of smart technology from handheld devices to the body itself. These will help public and private sector organizations to better understand their clients' personal situation. Although they admit that these solutions represent a huge social experiment, the authors make six recommendations for success in the new era of "empathic things."

Sogeti USA is a premier provider of information technology services to businesses and public sector organizations. Operating in 23 U.S. locations, Sogeti's business model is built on providing customers with local accountability and vast delivery expertise. Sogeti is a leader in helping clients develop, implement and manage practical IT solutions to help run their business better...

This report is the second in a four-part series on "Internet of Things".

"Companies and consumers, governments and citizens are interacting in ever more intimate ways," explains Menno van Doorn, Managing Director of VINT. "With the rise of empathic things, the boundaries between man and machine are blurring. Making our lives easier. Existing senses are being sharpened, and even new ones created. Additionally, our healthcare is shifting from cure to prevention."

Internet In, On, and Around Our Bodies
VINT has identified six categories of "empathic things"; wearables, augmentables, surroundables, enchantables, swallowables, and biohackables (download a descriptive infographic at the end of the press release). These are defined by location – in, on, or around the body – and the types of data they receive and produce. Their variety underlines the pace of the current transition to a more empathic form of automation.

"This will undoubtedly be accompanied by a large number of failed market launches," the authors commented. "Technological potential, social desirability and economic feasibility will ultimately determine whether intimate technology becomes a universal part of our daily lives. The old marketing mantra, 'product, price, place, and promotion' is still applicable. However, 'place' is replaced with 'context': understanding the client's personal situation and mindset. Intimate technology makes that possible, so that empathy with the client becomes child's play."

Six Recommendations for Success in the Age of Empathic Things
Based on a series of future scenarios, VINT has formulated six recommendations for business success in the transition to intimate technology.

  1. Choose Digital First– Intimate technology adds a new digital layer to business practice. It makes interaction more personal, both internally and externally. New consumer data opens doors to new sales opportunities.
  2. Build Systems of Engagement– Static IT systems are a thing of the past. Dynamic empathic systems are the future. They create more value from the ecosystem than from the technology. And their open nature enables endless information sharing.
  3. Analyze Where Connectivity Adds Value – The power of empathic things only comes into its own once new, previous impossible connectivity is established. A forklift truck driver cannot work with a laptop on his knees. Digital glasses gives him the connectivity he needs.
  4. Build Better Knowledge Bases– Data has to be coupled with the right metadata to matter in the user's specific context. The more data points you provide, the easier it is to retrieve the right information, in the right way, at the right time.
  5. Build Bridges between Early Adopters and Mainstream Users– Buy a limited number of specific empathic things, let employees use them actively, and encourage them to share their experiences with co-workers.
  6. Look After Privacy– Data has never been so personal. And so privacy has never been so important. Be clear about how you use data and what information each detail will provide. Ensure that people retain control of their own data. Make privacy part of the design.

The Internet of Things Series
Empathic Things is the second in a four-part series of Internet of Things reports from VINT. The first was published in the fall of 2013, under the title Things – Internet of Business Opportunities. The next, Industrial Internet, due for release this spring, will describe how autonomous sensor-based networks can further automate production processes and chains. The final report in the series will be Smart Cities, looking at the future for high-tech home and living environments.

The VINT authors of Empathic Things are Sander Duivestein, Thomas van Manen and Erik van Ommeren. They are also working on the next two reports.

Empathic Things can be downloaded at:
http://bit.ly/OSeBfU
Download our Empathic Things Infographic:
http://www.sogeti.com/prthings2  
Connect to our VINT experts:
http://vint.sogeti.com

For more information, please contact:

Sarah Speltz, Marketing Manager, Sogeti USA
Tel: 937-291-8100 x8294
Email: [email protected]

About Sogeti
Sogeti is a leading provider of technology and software testing, specializing in Application, Infrastructure and Engineering Services. Sogeti offers cutting-edge solutions around Testing, Business Intelligence & Analytics, Mobile, Cloud and Cyber Security, combining world class methodologies and its global delivery model, Rightshore®. Sogeti brings together more than 20,000 professionals in 15 countries and has a strong local presence in over 100 locations in Europe, USA and India. Sogeti is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cap Gemini S.A., listed on the Paris Stock Exchange. For more information please visit www.sogeti.com.

About VINT
The Sogeti trend lab VINT (Vision - Inspiration - Navigation - Trends) is a part of SogetiLabs, a network with Sogeti's top technology leaders around the world, always have an eye on the horizon looking for evolutions driven by new technology. In recent years VINT did research into Open Source Innovation and Crowd Sourcing (2006), Social Media (2008), Crisis and Paradigm Shift (2010), The App Effect (2012),  The Connected Workforce (2013) and Big Data (2013). VINT was set up in 1994 and has to date published more than 10 books and a large number of video productions.
For more information please visit www.sogeti.com/vint.

Logo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20101011/CL79383LOGO

SOURCE Sogeti

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

@ThingsExpo Stories
SYS-CON Events announced today that Vitria Technology, Inc. will exhibit at SYS-CON’s @ThingsExpo, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Vitria will showcase the company’s new IoT Analytics Platform through live demonstrations at booth #330. Vitria’s IoT Analytics Platform, fully integrated and powered by an operational intelligence engine, enables customers to rapidly build and operationalize advanced analytics to deliver timely business outcomes for use cases across the industrial, enterprise, and consumer segments.
SYS-CON Events announced today that GENBAND, a leading developer of real time communications software solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's WebRTC Summit, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The GENBAND team will be on hand to demonstrate their newest product, Kandy. Kandy is a communications Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) that enables companies to seamlessly integrate more human communications into their Web and mobile applications - creating more engaging experiences for their customers and boosting collaboration and productiv...
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Gary Hall, Chief Technology Officer, Federal Defense at Cisco Systems, will break down the core capabilities of IoT in multiple settings and expand upon IoE for bo...
The Internet of Things (IoT) is causing data centers to become radically decentralized and atomized within a new paradigm known as “fog computing.” To support IoT applications, such as connected cars and smart grids, data centers' core functions will be decentralized out to the network's edges and endpoints (aka “fogs”). As this trend takes hold, Big Data analytics platforms will focus on high-volume log analysis (aka “logs”) and rely heavily on cognitive-computing algorithms (aka “cogs”) to make sense of it all.
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
From telemedicine to smart cars, digital homes and industrial monitoring, the explosive growth of IoT has created exciting new business opportunities for real time calls and messaging. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Ivelin Ivanov, CEO and Co-Founder of Telestax, shared some of the new revenue sources that IoT created for Restcomm – the open source telephony platform from Telestax. Ivelin Ivanov is a technology entrepreneur who founded Mobicents, an Open Source VoIP Platform, to help create, deploy, and manage applications integrating voice, video and data. He is the co-founder of TeleStax, a...
The industrial software market has treated data with the mentality of “collect everything now, worry about how to use it later.” We now find ourselves buried in data, with the pervasive connectivity of the (Industrial) Internet of Things only piling on more numbers. There’s too much data and not enough information. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Bob Gates, Global Marketing Director, GE’s Intelligent Platforms business, to discuss how realizing the power of IoT, software developers are now focused on understanding how industrial data can create intelligence for industrial operations. Imagine ...
The explosion of connected devices / sensors is creating an ever-expanding set of new and valuable data. In parallel the emerging capability of Big Data technologies to store, access, analyze, and react to this data is producing changes in business models under the umbrella of the Internet of Things (IoT). In particular within the Insurance industry, IoT appears positioned to enable deep changes by altering relationships between insurers, distributors, and the insured. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Michael Sick, a Senior Manager and Big Data Architect within Ernst and Young's Financial Servi...
One of the biggest impacts of the Internet of Things is and will continue to be on data; specifically data volume, management and usage. Companies are scrambling to adapt to this new and unpredictable data reality with legacy infrastructure that cannot handle the speed and volume of data. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Don DeLoach, CEO and president of Infobright, will discuss how companies need to rethink their data infrastructure to participate in the IoT, including: Data storage: Understanding the kinds of data: structured, unstructured, big/small? Analytics: What kinds and how responsiv...
The 3rd International @ThingsExpo, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - is now accepting submissions to demo smart cars on the Expo Floor. Smart car sponsorship benefits include general brand exposure and increasing engagement with the developer ecosystem.
Operational Hadoop and the Lambda Architecture for Streaming Data Apache Hadoop is emerging as a distributed platform for handling large and fast incoming streams of data. Predictive maintenance, supply chain optimization, and Internet-of-Things analysis are examples where Hadoop provides the scalable storage, processing, and analytics platform to gain meaningful insights from granular data that is typically only valuable from a large-scale, aggregate view. One architecture useful for capturing and analyzing streaming data is the Lambda Architecture, representing a model of how to analyze rea...
Since 2008 and for the first time in history, more than half of humans live in urban areas, urging cities to become “smart.” Today, cities can leverage the wide availability of smartphones combined with new technologies such as Beacons or NFC to connect their urban furniture and environment to create citizen-first services that improve transportation, way-finding and information delivery. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Laetitia Gazel-Anthoine, CEO of Connecthings, will focus on successful use cases.
Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps stil...
Sensor-enabled things are becoming more commonplace, precursors to a larger and more complex framework that most consider the ultimate promise of the IoT: things connecting, interacting, sharing, storing, and over time perhaps learning and predicting based on habits, behaviors, location, preferences, purchases and more. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Tom Wesselman, Director of Communications Ecosystem Architecture at Plantronics, will examine the still nascent IoT as it is coalescing, including what it is today, what it might ultimately be, the role of wearable tech, and technology gaps stil...
SYS-CON Events announced today that SoftLayer, an IBM company, has been named “Gold Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015 at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. SoftLayer operates a global cloud infrastructure platform built for Internet scale. With a global footprint of data centers and network points of presence, SoftLayer provides infrastructure as a service to leading-edge customers ranging from ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Open Data Centers (ODC), a carrier-neutral colocation provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Open Data Centers is a carrier-neutral data center operator in New Jersey and New York City offering alternative connectivity options for carriers, service providers and enterprise customers.
When it comes to the Internet of Things, hooking up will get you only so far. If you want customers to commit, you need to go beyond simply connecting products. You need to use the devices themselves to transform how you engage with every customer and how you manage the entire product lifecycle. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Sean Lorenz, Technical Product Manager for Xively at LogMeIn, will show how “product relationship management” can help you leverage your connected devices and the data they generate about customer usage and product performance to deliver extremely compelling and reliabl...
The true value of the Internet of Things (IoT) lies not just in the data, but through the services that protect the data, perform the analysis and present findings in a usable way. With many IoT elements rooted in traditional IT components, Big Data and IoT isn’t just a play for enterprise. In fact, the IoT presents SMBs with the prospect of launching entirely new activities and exploring innovative areas. CompTIA research identifies several areas where IoT is expected to have the greatest impact.
There’s Big Data, then there’s really Big Data from the Internet of Things. IoT is evolving to include many data possibilities like new types of event, log and network data. The volumes are enormous, generating tens of billions of logs per day, which raise data challenges. Early IoT deployments are relying heavily on both the cloud and managed service providers to navigate these challenges. Learn about IoT, Big Data and deployments processing massive data volumes from wearables, utilities and other machines.
Wearable devices have come of age. The primary applications of wearables so far have been "the Quantified Self" or the tracking of one's fitness and health status. We propose the evolution of wearables into social and emotional communication devices. Our BE(tm) sensor uses light to visualize the skin conductance response. Our sensors are very inexpensive and can be massively distributed to audiences or groups of any size, in order to gauge reactions to performances, video, or any kind of presentation. In her session at @ThingsExpo, Jocelyn Scheirer, CEO & Founder of Bionolux, will discuss ho...