Goo Gou Lourie 7 November 2017
IoT.nxt announced on Tuesday it will introduce the USA tech market to its ground-breaking technology and solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things at the IoT Tech Expo North America, to be presented from 29 November 2017 at the Santa Clara Convention Centre, Silicon Valley.
“We are excited to attend the event to bring our world-leading technology and platform solution to the US market. Recent trips to the US have validated our cutting-edge approach to our seamless edge device interoperability and ability to retrofit onto any existing equipment, coupled with powerful edge data processing and secure two-way messaging to the cloud,” says Gareth Rees, Director of Partnerships: Global at IoT.nxt and team leader for the company’s participation at the expo.
Rees will be joined by Bertus Jacobs CTO, Rudi du Toit head of research and development for the IoT.nxt field gateway device known as Raptor™ and Michiel du Toit, head of the IoT.nxt platform to present IoT.nxt’s software and hardware offering that allows companies to implement IoT solutions without having to replace existing infrastructure or implement completely new software.
“We have pioneered an agile, application agnostic platform that leverages off the core principles of the Internet of Things. We have bridged the challenges of big data and the end-to-end data flow of this data from edge to ERP,” Rees says.
IoT.nxt’s participation at this global event was made possible after the company was crowned the overall winner at the 2017 MTN Business IoT Award event hosted in Sandton earlier this year. As part of the prizes awarded, IoT.nxt was afforded the opportunity to present its technology at an international IoT event.
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Goo Goo Lourie 27 October 2017
IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn, and Chairman, Wayne Fitzjohn, visited the USA in September to explore partnership opportunities and collaboration with some of the largest tech companies in the USA.
In this special edition of the first Talk IoT podcast, Goo Goo Lourie sits down with IoT.nxt CEO, Nico Steyn, and Chairman, Wayne Fitzjohn to talk about the company’s global expansion plans.
In the podcast, Wayne takes us through IoT.nxt plans to conquer the US, the strongest technology centre and the driver of new technologies in the world.
“You are not a true IoT operator if you are not in the US,” declares Wayne.
While, Nico is not worried about the tough US market, which has seen some big South African companies leaving in a huff without any success.
“I am not really afraid of the big guys in the US because I think the big guys have a whole lot of issues that influence their thinking. I am more afraid of the smaller guys because they are agile, more quickly make a decision and implement tomorrow,” explains Nico.
For more access our first podcast below recorded using the new iPhone 8 and loaded through MTN’s network, which did not disappoint us at all.
Listen to the podcast: http://bit.ly/2yWh5nx
Goo Goo Lourie January 17, 2017
South African innovator in the Internet of Things, IoT.nxt, will exhibit at the IOT Tech Expo Global and CEO, Nico Steyn, and Deloitte Digital’s Gareth Rees, join a select panel of speakers including executives from Maersk, Amazon, Verizon and BMW.
Steyn and Rees are the only South Africans amongst the more than 100 speakers who will share insights and thought leadership about how IoT can deliver new strategies for business and grow companies’ return on investment. Steyn and Rees, Leader of Digital Transformation Africa at Deloitte Digital, will share a speaker slot in the ‘connected industry’ series of presentations.
Deloitte Digital listed IoT.nxt as the ideal partner to assist clients in unlocking the real business value possible by utilising the IoT late last year.
“This is an exceptional opportunity to share our innovative developments and learn from the leading minds at global blue chip companies. Topics include smart cities, connected industry, connected living, data and security, connected services, developing for the IoT and IoT innovations and technologies,” Steyn says.
“The IoT has been widely described as the catalyst for the 4th industrial revolution and we believe there is immeasurable business value to be unlocked. When we speak to clients we hear “we know that there are great benefits in using IIoT, we just don’t know where to start or how to articulate the benefits or return on investment”.
“Therein lies the problem. Our company together with Deloitte Digital will aim to demystify this and show how harnessing the power of system and device interoperability aids in conserving an organisation’s existing technology investment but also forms the underpin for future-proofing an organisation’s digital transformation,”
IoT.nxt announced in December last year that the company will open an office in London in the first quarter of 2017 and according to Steyn their participation at this Expo forms part of the launch of that office, its first outside SA.
IoT.nxt participated as one of six Aspiring Innovators identified by Gartner Inc at the Gartner Symposium/ITXpo held in Cape Town in September 2016. The company also presented at the New technology and innovation in the Minerals Industry Colloquium hosted by the SA Institute of Mining and Metallurgy in Johannesburg in June last year.
“We learnt a lot at the Gartner event and our exhibit in London will expand on the innovative technologies we introduced in Cape Town,” says Steyn.
This is the second annual event and presentations will cover solution based case studies and a vast exhibition exploring the latest technologies with live demonstrations. It is presented over two days from 23 January 2017 at the Olympia Exhibition Centre in London.