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Ulrich Frerk - Founder & Technical Director at Adroit
Ulrich Frerk is an entrepreneur who seeks to not only create world-leading IoT technology but also to change the world and the way people interact with it. By the time the acronym ‘IoT’ was created in 2016, Adroit was already in operation, developing devices that would allow ‘dumb’ appliances like brewing machines and spa pools to be IoT capable – enabling them to be controlled intelligently and learn how to control themselves through artificial intelligence and machine learning.
For Ulrich, it is all about improving human life, energy efficiency in homes and businesses, and making our spaces more interactive, more welcoming and more human.
IoT is changing the way humans live. By being able to collect data from the real things in our lives, we can lower power consumption, farm better, help people with disabilities, plus many more innovative applications.
Connected technology has an equalising effect, that can be a particular help for people with disabilities – by making our spaces more interactive, more welcoming and more human.
Connecting things to the internet is, unsurprisingly, an essential piece of the Internet of Things. But when it comes to evaluating what type of network connectivity is best for a given IoT solution, it can feel like there are an overwhelming number of options. Cellular, satellite, WiFi, Bluetooth, RFID, NFC, LPWAN, and Ethernet are all possible ways to connect a sensor/device. And within each of these options, there are different providers.
Last but certainly not least in any implementation of IoT, it is important to consider IoT security. Not just your device but what your device can do to the internet.
In this 30-minute seminar slot, Ulrich Frerk (founder of Adroit) and Scott Pollard (country manager of IoT for Vodafone NZ) will dive into the most innovative and impressive ways that IoT is assisting those with disabilities, how companies collect and use data from their things, how NB-IoT fits in, and how Vodafone is leading the way in the IoT space and IoT security.
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