Internet of Insurance 2017

The Internet of Things (IoT) and IoT Technology will be leveraged in many industry verticals.  One sector that is poised for significant transformation is the insurance industry.

The Internet of Insurance event is coming back for its second year. Building on the success of our inaugural edition in New York City last year, the only IoT-centric industry summit analyzing the digital transformation of insurance business models is moving to Austin, TX with the aim of providing a more central location in a thriving technology hub.


Internet of Insurance 2017 will delve into the latest insurance use cases within private auto, fleet and P&C lines, whilst opening up the breadth of opportunities for IoT applications in other product lines such as life insurance, cargo and workers’ compensation.

Learn More about IoT in Industry

For more information, visit the Mind Commerce Knowledge Center and IoT Technology section.  Also see IoT in Industry Verticals.


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IoT in Healthcare: Intelligent Solutions to improve Medical Treatment Quality

Health Care IT Solutions encompass many different technologies including Internet of Things (IoT), Broadband Wireless, robotics, telepresence, Artificial Intelligence, machine communications, Big Data and Analytics.

Leading companies are developing solutions that leverage IoT in innovative ways.

One of those companies, Mevia, provides intelligent solutions to improve the quality of medical treatments. This is done by supporting and enabling people to take the right medication at the right time. This helps improve adherence, which is one of the greatest obstacles to successful medical treatments.

Missed medication and adherence is a huge challenge globally for healthcare providers and pharmaceutical companies alike. Up to $289 billion is spent on missed medication and adherence issues in the U.S., and the global pharmaceutical market’s revenue loss is estimated to be $564 billion owing to medication non-adherence, according to the IMS Health Institute.

Mevia has created technology, enabled by Aeris® IoT Solutions platform, which can be adapted to work in blister packs, pill dispensers, and pill pouches, providing patient support and personal adherence feedback in real-time.


Aeris & Mevia Earn Top Enterprise Service Innovation Award from Global Telecoms Business

Mevia then uses GSM, CDMA and LTE networks provided by Aeris to send this data in real-time from the package into Mevia’s information technology system, which can connect instantly with a patient, doctor, care giver or relative in any form of communication that they prefer including short message service, email, phone calls or push notifications via mobile app.

More Information about IoT in Healthcare

For more information, visit the Mind Commerce Knowledge Center and IoT Technology section.  Also see Internet of Things (IoT) in Healthcare: Market Analysis and Forecasts 2016 – 2021


The healthcare industry is poised for big changes, largely propelled by various high tech innovations surrounding connected health and dependent upon certain Internet of Things (IoT) technologies, applications, services, and solutions. The Internet of Healthcare Technology (IoHT) will include many facets including tracking (medical and non-medical assets and people) and the collection and integration of real-time healthcare data with electronic healthcare records (EHR).

Real-time Health Systems (RTHS) will be a key area for IoT in healthcare as Big Data Analytics tools and processes are utilized to evaluate both dynamic and static data for predictive analytics as part of comprehensive healthcare systems improvement programs. There will be a combination of cost savings, improved services, and entirely new service categories as IoHT evolves.

IoT in Healthcare 2016 – 2021 provides an in-depth assessment of the global IoT healthcare market including growth drivers, value chain, vendor analysis, and quantitative assessment of the industry from 2016 to 2021.

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New IoT Data Analytics Platform Announced

Ayla Networks has announced, Ayla Insights 2.0, an upgrade to its value-added IoT platform service that delivers accessible, affordable IoT Data analytics and business intelligence to manufacturers of connected products.

Ayla Networks Announces Ayla Insights 2.0, an Upgrade to its IoT Platform Service for Actionable Business Intelligence

Insights 2.0 adds features that make it easier to track and analyze the distribution and usage of IoT products throughout their complete life cycle.

The company claims the following new features:

  • Geographic distribution allows manufacturers to see where their connected products are distributed geographically—by country, state/province/prefecture, etc.—to track brand presence in specific regions and determine where investments might increase that presence.
  • Advanced filters, drill-down and reporting capabilities—sorted and analyzed by product models, device properties, software version, date ranges and other parameters—help manufacturers understand device and usage patterns at a more granular level.
  • Datapoint analysis helps manufacturers understand and analyze which properties of their connected products are used most commonly and which ones are used the least, so they can better prioritize the design of future IoT products, pinpoint opportunities for new capabilities and enhance the value of their products for end users.
  • Flexible report views, bookmarks and report notification options save time and allow for greater customization in how manufacturers work with Ayla Insights.
  • Transaction/API analysis reveals how often manufacturers’ IoT products are communicating with the Ayla cloud—per day, week, month or year.
  • Key performance indicator (KPI) reports on connected product deployment allow manufacturers to measure the success of their IoT product strategy and to learn where to focus improvements.



For more information, visit the Mind Commerce Knowledge Center and IoT Technology section.


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Mind Commerce on YouTube

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The Information and Communications Technology marketplace is fast moving, continuously evolving, and transforming business across all industry verticals.

This poses a great challenge to business leaders who must make decisions about emerging and often disruptive technologies that present both threats and opportunities to corporate product and service offerings. Informed decision making requires market insights, qualitative analysis, and hard data.

Mind Commerce is your trusted source for strategic analysis, market insights, data and forecasts. Our reports provide analysis and forecasts for networks, platforms, devices, apps, services, and related business opportunities.

Our research provides insights into the impact of emerging technologies on existing value chains including industry disruption and ecosystem evolution.

Our practice areas include Artificial Intelligence, Broadband Wireless, Cloud Solutions, Data and Analytics, and the Internet of Things.

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Chief Data and Analytics Officer in Government

Over 100 Data and Analytics thought leaders from across the government spectrum will come together at Chief Data and Analytics Officer, Government, June 6 – 7, Washington D.C.


Data is now the lifeblood of twenty-first century government, driving policy and service developments and powering decisions on the front-line. The recent advances in digital technology and data analysis now offers significant new opportunities to improve the experience of the citizen, making government more efficient and boosting the wider economy. The path a public-sector leader should take to move from analogue government to analytics-driven decision-making requires following sound advice and proven examples.

Sponsored by Deloitte, IBM , Information Builders, Pyramid Analytics, Myriad Solutions and Teradata, the program will feature an incomparable prestigious line-up of 25+ accomplished speakers from a broad spectrum of industries who will share their insights on business transformation through analytics.

Despite the challenges of building a data culture in government, the potential applications of Data and applications are endless. Under the leadership of CDO’s , governments can break down silos to better share information, develop standards and best practices, and effectively tap into data assets to achieve better outcomes for their citizens.  This two day conference will be exploring  key strategies and opportunities such as building a CDO-CIO partnership can drive positive change and drive a real transformation within the Federal Government. Looking at the Critical success factors in measuring the value of data strategy and the importance of defining data from a public sector perspective to properly develop a solid data strategy.

Join us at The Embassy Suites Washington D.C on June 6th & 7th 2017.

Passes for Government officials are complimentary and standard passes begin at $2499 and can be booked on the event website, please visit:

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What is A-GPS ?

Assisted-GPS (A-GPS) dramatically improves the performance of GPS receivers by providing them with data that they would ordinarily have to download from the GPS satellites. With A-GPS data, GPS receivers can operate faster and more reliably.

Using an embedded GPS receiver / antenna, the handset receives the GPS signals from three or more satellites and calculates its position based on the known orbits of the satellites.


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)

Its advantage versus “standalone” GPS is that it uses the carrier’s internal GPS satellite tracking mechanism (usually provided by a third party, but the information continually updated in software in the Base Station) to essentially keep a running inventory of the three closest satellites to a given cell site to “assist” the handset in quickly finding the satellites within its range.

This “assist” is a big one – it dramatically reduces GPS signal acquisition time, and provides a sort of backup when GPS signals can’t be reached at all due to physical obstacles or weather.

User Perspective/Operational Dimensions: When a caller calls 9-1-1, the handset (e.g. the GPS chipset in the handset) takes measurements both from GPS satellites and the cellular network. Server software in the wireless network synthesizes the two measurements and produces a precise location of the caller.


Presence detection and location determination technologies have rapidly become a key part the Internet of Things (IoT), especially within certain leading industry verticals including healthcare and retail sales. Geo IoT is anticipated to move well beyond simply the ability to determine proximity for commerce and various retail applications. Longer term, presence detection and location determination will be a critical aspect of IoT privacy, security, and preference management for both consumer and industrial applications.

Location-based IoT and Geo Analytics Market Outlook and Forecasts 2017 – 2022 assesses the technologies and market opportunities for presence and location in IoT. The report evaluates specific Geo IoT solutions from leading companies across various industry verticals. The report provides a market outlook and forecasts for 2017 through 2022.

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What is Ubiquitous Computing ?

Ubiquitous Computing represents the concept in software engineering and computer science where computing is made to appear anytime and everywhere. In contrast to desktop computing, ubiquitous computing can occur using any device, in any location, and in any format. A user interacts with the computer, which can exist in many different forms, including laptop computers, tablets and terminals in everyday objects such as a fridge or a pair of glasses.

IoT is part of the development of ubiquitous computing. Currently, the vast majority of computing is purely human driven.  However, IoT will drive autonomous recognition of data in physical systems, giving us greater control and understanding of our environment than ever before.

We see Ubiquitous Computing become a reality in a reality as IoT reaches its inflection point of growth in the 2025 time frame.  At this time, we will see a preponderance of ambient intelligence and ambient media.  Ambient Intelligence refers to electronic (physical and/or hybrid virtual/real) environments that are sensitive and responsive to the presence of people.

Haptic Internet is a good example of one of the Immersive Technologies that will benefit from ubiquitous computing. Most people are familiar with Haptic technology by way of the kinesthetic user interface for smart phones or other consumer electronics that recreates a sense of touch by applying forces, vibrations, or motions to the user. Conversely, haptic devices may incorporate tactile sensors that measure forces exerted by the user on the interface. The fifth generation (5G) of cellular is widely anticipated as a game changer for many reasons including a few low-latency dependent applications such as those that utilize Haptic Internet.

Next generation Internet applications will be tactile and responsive to non-verbal communication in which remote users will be able to enjoy haptic experiences through real-time interactive systems. Aided by 5G networks, haptic systems and applications will facilitate transmission of touch and actuation in real-time, leading to a new class of highly interactive and engaging services generally referred to as Haptic Communications. It is expected that commercialization of 5G will allow the Haptic Internet to go mainstream as applications become available on an anytime, anywhere basis.

Haptic internet is poised to change the entire B2B and consumer communication ecosystem including emerging IoT and M2M applications. It will empower people to control things of objects remotely and feel as if they are interacting in real world scenario. It is expected to impact all industry verticals including remote driving, smart home, industrial IoT, maintenance, smart grid, etc.

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