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IoT Evolution World Week in Review: Zighra, IBM, Bosch

By Ken Briodagh August 26, 2017

Welcome to the IoT Evolution Week in Review, my friends. This week, it’s all about Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Smart Kitchens and more in this IoT Evolution Week in Review Let’s get into it, shall we?

In our lead story, Zighra, the leading personalized identity defense platform, is announcing its first-ever patent through the U.S. patent office. The company has plans to create a significant IP portfolio in the authentication space, becoming the de facto standard for AI-Powered Continuous Authentication worldwide.

In a wonderful guest column from Bas de Vos, Director, IFS Labs at IFS, we learned about how Blockchain has moved from the financial sector into other verticals. Blockchain, he wrote, has captivated the financial sector as a global distributed ledger and database. In the Blockchain, the purpose is to ensure a 100 percent secure, verifiable and traceable database protocol. There is a wealth of untapped opportunities for Blockchain in the area of asset management, including in the aviation industry.

And now, the news: A group of global companies across the global food supply chain have announced a blockchain collaboration with IBM intended to further strengthen consumer confidence in the global food system. The consortium includes Dole, Driscoll's, Golden State Foods, Kroger, McCormick and Company, McLane Company, Nestlé, Tyson Foods, Unilever and Walmart, who will work with IBM to identify new areas where the global supply chain can benefit from blockchain.

Fleet Complete reportedly has joined the Blockchain in Trucking Alliance (BiTA), a consortium for the adoption, education and development of a standard framework around Blockchain in the trucking industry, as a service charter member.

Red Lion Controls has announced that its RAM industrial routers and cellular RTUs now support the Microsoft Azure, Cumulocity and Nokia IMPACT IIoT platforms. This follows the recent announcement that Red Lion's RAM products now support the MQ Telemetry Transport (MQTT) protocol. 

Bosch Home Appliances has unveiled a smart kitchen integration with Drop, a recipe app, designed to simplify the cooking experience. Beginning now, the Drop Recipes app already is fully integrated with the Bosch Wall Oven, with Home Connect in the U.S. 

Pacific Special Acquisition and Borqs International Holding Corp., have jointly announced that the two companies have successfully concluded a merger by which BORQS became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pacific and the former stockholders of BORQS acquired a majority of the outstanding equity of the company. 

On the IoT Time Podcast, I sat down with Daniel Price, CEO, Breadware, a Reno-Nevada-based software startup, about how software enables the IoT. This episode is sponsored by IoT Evolution Presents: Enterprise Implementations at Mobile World Congress Americas on September 14 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. To Join us or sponsor, send me a message.

Over the last few years, I have seen some major trends forming across nearly every vertical in the consumer and industrial spaces, and these trends looked like they were pointing toward a future where the IoT would indeed be improving the lives and living conditions of people all over the world, and so I decided to begin writing a book in order to look for patterns in those trends. That book, published recently, is called “IoT Time: Evolving Trends in the Internet of Things.

There’s plenty more to read, listen to and watch, so visit us on IoT Evolution World for all the IoT news, my friends. Now is the time to put into your calendar the next IoT Evolution Expo, to be held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Also, please get in touch with us when you have stories. As always, if you have questions, comments, complaints or compliments, please send them to me, editorial director Ken Briodagh at kbriodagh@tmcnet.com or on Twitter @KenBriodagh.


Ken Briodagh is a writer and editor with more than a decade of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

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