January 29, 2018

Planning Workshop for an Industry-University Consortium

Hosted By: Oregon State University & University of Colorado


IoT marks the dawn of a technological revolution that rivals the industrial revolution.
In this new era, intelligent computing becomes anticipatory, proactive, and adaptive.
Whereas the current IoT version 1.0 consists of deploying sensors and actuators in the physical
world, the next big growth in IoT systems will come from pushing pervasive personalized
intelligence (PPI) to the edge of the network, where latency is critical, and mobility, privacy, and
context awareness are essential qualities of the application. This will enable an entirely new
class of applications by generating business intelligence that is predictive instead of reactive,
thus making processes more efficient and saving time, energy, and money.

The major challenge to this vision is the existence of an ecosystem of IoT infrastructure, useful
services and applications, and users using these in the wild. An industry-university consortium
has the potential to significantly bring all of these together, and thus accelerate innovation in
IoT. Large companies such as Google, Facebook, and Amazon are actively working on aspects of
PPI with large research teams. However, this is not feasible for smaller companies.
The center will make the PPI technological advances widely available to small and large
companies alike, and to communities. Furthermore, the relationship with large and small
companies is not only about IP, it is about diverse thinking that broadens their perspective, and
enables standardization and partnerships.

This 1.5-day workshop brings together researchers from the Oregon State University (OSU) and
University of Colorado (CU), government representatives, and several industries and
communities to form a new Center on Pervasive Personalized Intelligence. Participants will
meet the research team and university administrators, learn about potential research projects,
and have the opportunity to provide feedback on projects as well as express their interest in
other potential projects to pursue in line with the skills and expertise of the research teams at
OSU and CU.

If you would like more information on this planning workshop please fill in this contact form:

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