First ever spime event – SPIME2015 recap

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SPIME2015 took place in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on November 23 – 24, 2015 and brought together the Internet of Things elite to discuss innovation opportunities businesses should act upon quickly.

With spimes being the core objects of the Internet of Things it was a natural choice to have author and futurist Bruce Sterling delivering the keynote presentation. Mr. Sterling first coined the term SPIME in “Shaping Things”. He was joined by Jasmina Tesanovic to introduce their connected home of the future, CasaJasmina, in Torino, Italy. CasaJasmina is equipped with IoT technology and serves as a testing ground for other futuristic living elements such as DIY furniture. Designers and makers are constantly invited to come and experiment at the smart home.

The speaker lineup was completed by Satyan Shah of Trimble, Martti Ylikoski of Nokia, Jean Triquet of Telefonica, Pablo Moreno of activeS, Jari Angesleva of Futurice, as well as Khaled N. Sedrak and Akram E. Farag of NxtVn. Each of them brought a lot of industry insight to SPIME2015, covering topics around IoT radio, uniting the physical and virtual world, go to market strategies in M2M and IoT, and privacy concerns.

In brainstorming sessions participants elaborated topics around the role of company boards in digitalization, the IoT-powered future of the media and entertainment industry, the changing data center landscape to accommodate IoT needs, and the overall shift from product to service business in manufacturing and traditional key industries.

As the platform for spimes in the Internet of Things, BaseN’s role in rapid new industrial IoT service developments for businesses was highlighted and developers gained hands-on experience working with my.basen, the new industrial grade development environment for creating massively scalable, fault tolerant, secure and globally available Internet-of-Things applications with unprecedented speed and flexibility.

The second spime event, SPIME2016, is set to take place during the second half of next year.

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