8th Living Bits and Things 2018

"If you think that the internet has changed your life, think again. The Internet of Things is about to change it all over again!”

Brendan O’Brien,
Chief Innovation Officer and a Co-founder at Aria Systems


We are expecting the 8th edition of the Internet of Things event "Living bits and things 2018” held in Bled. Traditionally the event gives attendees current insights and understanding of the IoT in the central and east Europe (CEE) region and opportunity to share and discuss the challenges with professionals and experts.

This year we are going to closely look at the developments in major hot topics: Blockchain and other digital ledger technologies, NGI - the next generation internet, IIoT - industrial IoT and more. 

Due to fast technology progress it is important to be able to keep up the pace not only with the IoT and technology in general, but also 
to be able to efficiently manage business, customers, resources and risks. These are the challenges Living bits and things 2018 will address!




How to learn fast, make better decisions and efficiently innovate?


With the Internet of Things and digital transformation organizations only get the enabling elements to implement their business strategy and go beyond the traditional production and cost optimization.

  • it's critical to be able to digitally manage data to develop new business models and become part of new value chains,
  • the next challenge is to develop and introduce the customized products and service with lower cost right on time,
  • it's important to stay in touch with your customers and products throughout the life cycle.

The answer to these challenges is not final and doesn't sound like a perfect plan. The answer is actually a process which directs companies to go open, to join business clusters and proactively participate or even drive the ecosystem.


Join us to learn also about the featured IIoT, Digital Industry and Industry 4.0 prototyping ecosystem FabLab - Fabrication Laboratory. It's an innovative approach for the companies to prototype and learn fast about the particular challenges of their digital transformation. This approach delivers the first-hand experience of digitizing processes, products, and business models.


Hot topics @ the event in 2018


Learn why first movers and tech leaders in different industries have already adopted the IoT, what are the impacts and ROI, how they manage the risks, data security and what has IoT to offer in the next years.


Industrial IoT and Digital Transformation


Either a manufacturing, a product or a service company, in any case IoT is disrupting your business model and your industry. Stay ahead of your competition and go digital. 

Understanding the potential and the value of IoT is only the first step you take. Implementing new business models and taking advantage of IoT and a digital company is something completely different.

Learn about IoT and find out more about successful implementation of digital technologies in production, manufacturing, process management, logistics and supply chain management, energy efficiency, cost savings, new business models and generating new income.

How to digitaly innovate: Fast, easy and efficient.

The future of Blockchain and DLT: Case studies


DLT - digital ledger technology has become popular in recent years thanks to the blockchain. But it's only a beginning. Find out about other DLTs and use cases.  

Most popular DLT is blockchain and its major applications are crypto-currencies. For industry, other DLTs are available, overcoming blockchain limitations, though many non fintech already exist.

Especially in EU the IOTA, next generation DLT is gaining popularity very fast, especially among companies in many industries. And more DLTs are emerging, like hashgraph, which are may be more suitable for industrial applications.

Why and how to apply DLT in industrial cases?

NGI - The Next Generation Internet


An EU driven programme, NGI is gaining attraction not only in Europe but also globally. It connects our values and expectations with the internet.

The workshop on NGI is going to discover and discuss options and opportunities for companies, researchers and communities to design and implement the internet of the future.

Having companies, institutes, researchers, experts, students, start-ups, non-tech, social science and individuals involved in an open and inclusive process to discuss the future of the internet, is a great opportunity to create. 

The future of internet: Beyond technology

Smart cities, communities and sustainable living


Many cities claim to be smart. Yet it's not limited to cities, but stretches to any communities. What makes appropritae solutions is not technology, but how and why it's used.

The session on Smart habitats, relating to cities, villages and communitites is about understanding the challenges of the cities and communitites and about the best practices and real cases.

Session will focus on sustainable solutions and a Crowdsensing concept that engage population of cities, villages and communitites to connect and actvively participate in creating, innovating, developing and running the place they live, work or enjoy their life.
 
Sustainable smart cities and digital participation

Last year the combined events the 7th IoT event Living bits and things 2017 and 30th Bled eConference were attended by over 250 participants from over 30 countries from all around the world. Living bits and things delivers major contribution and value through:

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Event Brief

  • Relaxed and magic environment of Bled for social and business networking;
  • Delicious and unique local food, drinks, and hospitality;
  • Dynamic, open and focused workshops and interactive sessions;
  • Connecting new business models and monetization with the value delivered to businesses, society, and environment;
  • Critical insights in the Central and South East Europe region challenges which can be effectively addressed by the IoT;

You can view the most interesting highlights and feel the atmosphere of the past events here.



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