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Live Blog – Convergence of electronics & ICT for the next big wave “Internet of Things (IoT)”

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Agenda and more about this event, attached here.

 

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From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:35 pm

That marks the end of this seminar.
See you all again, real soon.
diGIT team, signing off.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:34 pm

Panelists are thanked and are being giver tokens of appreciation.

Roopika, from EDB will deliver the vote of thanks.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:31 pm

Feel free to contact us if you have a good business model. – Srinath

Ajith- the eco system is there and the uni is ever supporting.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:28 pm

We have to come out of the concept ‘frog in the well’ and yes as Lankans we can go further. Nihal, sharing the same somewhat Sankalpa said.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:25 pm

Dr. Ajith invites everyone to their open day at the department and to get to know more about Internet of things.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:23 pm

A voice from the audience raises and says ‘it is high time that we all as professionals come as one and shake the government or at-least let them know that we shouldn’t miss this coming bus.’

Mano: Yes we agree with you. But it is the academia which should come up and create that demand which we can facilitate.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:17 pm

Practically, patenting is very costly. – Sankalpa

Nihal agrees.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:15 pm

Mr. Sankalpa shares some tips on how they practice patenting at Zone24x7 and believes this might be useful to many out there.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:12 pm

At MIT Global Startup Labs Pitch Day we saw 5-6 electronic convergence products/startups. Which is a good sign. – Harsha

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:09 pm

Professor Dileeka Dias says that there is a lack of knowledge on how to prepare a business model. Nihal adds some.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:05 pm

Harsha wants Dr. Ajith to elaborate more about this electronics and engineering facility which will open to everyone, so that they can make use of it.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201412:03 pm

The panel discussion happening right now. Panelists on stage.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:57 am

Ajith- We do have the technology to deploy traffic sensors around the country but the issue we are facing is the initial investments.

Rest of the panel shares the same experience.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:53 am

And now we have the panel discussion. Harsha Purasinghe will be moderating this session.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:51 am

approach the problem, with the back of the business card approach. – Nihal

he concludes.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:48 am

Dont recruit merely based on paper qualifications, look for skills.
Go deeper into the technology.
recognize human achievements.
recognize team work withing the teams.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:45 am

Continues development should go on.
One should come up with a practical oriented, commercial and valuable project. – Nihal

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:39 am

Practical skills along with lot of common sense brings out the best in you.

Learning is a life long game. – Nihal

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:35 am

Think with a global meaning to add value to you products. – Nihal

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:32 am

Nihal recalls an incident where they came up with a patented technique and earned money from a simple idea.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:27 am

Battery run-time is an issue with almost every portable device.
Lightning damages to the electronics.
Energy wastage in automobile industry.

These are the challenges we are facing regarding electronics.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:24 am

The important things is identifying the need. You should not start something which just looks like a bright idea because it may not last longer.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:21 am

Nihal says that he wanted to develop a DC bench power supply.
And over the years, he have writter articles for UK and USA journals.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:17 am

When and where to start working on your creative work?

the moment you finish your studies,
you don’t have to be a masters holders or a PhD holder.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:14 am

Eng. Nihal Kularathne, Senior Lecturer at University of Waikato in New Zealand is up next on stage.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:10 am

Dr. Ajith says they can provide access to the world class tools if you are willing to add some value or to start a start-up.

he winds up.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:07 am

From Uni side, we want to promote startups. promote electronics startups. – Dr. Ajith

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Project deliveries–>

Create a value addition to Knowledge base industry
help new startups

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Dr. Pasqual from University of Moratuwa talks about finding talent & resources
(Pic courtesy Harsha Purasinghe on twitter (@harshap)

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201411:03 am

Advanced Electronic Design could be implemented

For medical devices
lifestyle management
infotainment
robotics/ industrial automation
safety and security

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:57 am

Do we have the manufacturing facilities?

Dr. Ajith shares some local companies pics and says these are world class facilities.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:54 am

From a Uni point of view there are 450 new graduates each year who graduate from electronics and telecommunication engineering. – Dr. Ajith

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:52 am

Yes we have the resources and the expertise we need to

we are moving from traditional software to embedded software.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:50 am

What does it take to move into IoT development?

Small footprint sufficient software
ultra low power communication
ultra low power electronics

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:47 am

Srinath concludes. Now, Dr. Ajith Pasquel – Head of Department of Electronics and telecommunication Engineering at UoM, will share his thoughts. .

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:43 am

Srinath Perera delivering his speech.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:43 am

these devices can be mounted on traffic lights.

in a soccer match, to track ball possession of each player. – Srinath

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:35 am

In this new world, AI will play a major role. If you are still learning, this is a good subject to have a look around. – Srinath

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:33 am

Real time analytic are important to make sense of data.

Srinath categories data into 3

1. Th know what happened
2. To explain why
3. To forecast tomorrow

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:28 am

Srinath ask this rather philosophical question.

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:26 am

Next up, we have Srinath Perera, Director of Research at WSO2. Who will talk further on Internet of Things.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:25 am

What would be the next cool thing? it is up to you. it is up to your wildest imagination.

Vipula concludes as well.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:22 am

Now, there so many open source hardware companies which allows you to build your our IoT device. And these are very cheap. Such as raspberrypi and pandaBoard.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:20 am

Now, you can harvest energy from your day to day activity. Like by walking and sprinting.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:19 am

Vipula’s session is a rather technical one as Harsha said. Vipula now talks about power sources.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:17 am

These tiny things which can be connected to the internet, can be called computers since they have a processor.

Communication link could be physical or even wireless. wifi or even via USB ports.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:12 am

There are many things which can’t be sensed exactly the same way the way humans sense it. There are researches going on and developments too. – Vipula

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These things will definitely will have a sensor, a processor to process and of course the power source to power the device. – Vipula

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:07 am

Harsha hands it over to Vipula Liyanarchchi, Manager at Motorola Solutions.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:05 am

One should try to get their business in IoT.
Integrate with each other. (hardware companies with software and software companies with hardware companies)

With that note, he concludes.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:03 am

Challenges in Internet of Things

lack of common standards
cost and energy in some applications
big data
information models
security, privacy and governance

From Press From Press Feb 18, 201410:00 am

Internet of Things will be integrated parts of future internet. They will be self configurable.
It would have a virtual personality.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:53 am

Chill Box is also another innovation by them. Which keeps the air-condition on a proper temperature according to the needs in the room, monitored by a sensor.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:52 am

If you don’t have the proper eco-system to innovate, you can’t achieve what we are looking today. – Sankapla

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:48 am

Remote Cheque Deposit, E-signs and etc are some of the projects they have done which ave their own identity. an IP so basically these devices are connected to internet.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:44 am

We have done 200+ events in the past few years at Zone 24×7. And most of them were related to things connected to internet.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:42 am

Sankalpa says he joined this evolution, when we were in the PC era. Even to write a small business application you would have to write tons and tons of codes.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:39 am

Harsha now introduces us to the first speaker for the day.

Dr. Sankalpa Damwarige, Vice President and General Manager – Engineering , Zone 24×7 pvt ltd

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:36 am

The entire physical world will be connected to the internet. – Harsha

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:35 am

Harsha recalls an incident where he says that people around him started asking him about the device on his wrist which is a health tracking device.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:33 am

Harsha says he is delighted to be here since he is moderating the session today morning.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:31 am

Mano now introduces the Moderator, who is none other than Harsha Purasinghe, CEO and Founder of MicroImage.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:30 am

innovation and entrepreneurship are the only two things to go forward in order to come up. – Mano

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:28 am

Now we have Mano Sekaram, to address the gathering.

Today, we are in a fantastic junction where Sri Lanka’s economy is concern. – Mano

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:26 am

All the stake holders should come with a common action plan to achieve this common goal. – Director.

She concludes.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:23 am

She welcomes all the dignitaries to this event.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:22 am

Director, EDB delivers the welcome address. She says that she did not had an idea what all this is about.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:20 am

We are just about to start. Stay tuned. Detailed updates from the event, as soon as it happens, are on their way.

From Press From Press Feb 18, 20149:19 am

Good Morning. It is a good day to do a Live Blog.

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