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Agoria, formerly known as Fabrimetal, is the federation of companies in the Belgian technology industry. It unites 1,800 companies with a total of around 300,000 employees, making it the largest sectoral employer organization in Belgium. The federation has four policy cells that are active at federal and regional level, defending the interests of the technology industry with the various governments. Through its expertise centres, it gives assistance to its members with questions about talent and the labour market, innovation, energy, environment, socio-legal issues, regulations, and standardization.
Beltug, the Belgian association of digital technology leaders, wants to break down the barriers that companies face when building their digital strategy, tackling the challenges of the connected organisation and covering topics such as software asset management, hybrid IT, cyber security, IoT, smart collaboration, privacy, data management, and blockchain. By focusing on the priorities and needs of CIO’s, ICT managers, procurement managers, software asset managers, privacy officers, innovation directors, IT infrastructure managers, security officers, IT architects, and more, they help them to maximise the potential of digital technology.
AIOTI, short for Alliance for Internet of Things Innovation, wants to strengthen the dialogue and interaction among Internet of Things (IoT) players in Europe, and to contribute to the creation of a dynamic European IoT ecosystem to speed up the adoption of IoT. The Alliance includes key IoT industrial players – large companies, successful SME’s and dynamic start-ups – as well as well-known European research centres, universities, associations, and public bodies. Most of the AIOTI activities are carried out through working groups – vertical as well as horizontal – which focus on well-defined areas of development.
The Enterprise Ethereum Alliance is a global community of blockchain leaders, adopters, innovators, developers, and businesses, collaborating to bring about solutions for the benefit of everyone. The charter of this member-driven standards organization is to develop open, blockchain specifications that drive harmonization and interoperability for businesses and consumers worldwide. After all, standards drive interoperability – making them the key ingredient to accelerating the global adoption of blockchain solutions.
With headquarters in Tokyo and business operations in more than 50 countries and regions, NTT DATA is a major global innovation partner. The company emphasizes long-term commitment and combines global reach and local intimacy to provide premier professional services, from consulting and system development to business IT outsourcing. Since 1967, NTT DATA has played an instrumental role in establishing and advancing IT infrastructure. Today, the company builds on this proven track record of innovation by providing novel IT solutions to strive for a greater quality of life for people, communities, and societies around the world.
Microsoft Corporation is the world’s largest software maker by revenue, and one of the world’s most valuable companies. It develops, manufactures, licenses, supports and sells computer software, consumer electronics, personal computers, and related services. Since the 1990s, it has increasingly diversified from the operating system market and has made a number of corporate acquisitions, like LinkedIn and Skype Technologies. Microsoft also produces a wide range of other consumer and enterprise software for desktops and servers, including internet search, the digital services market, mixed reality, cloud computing, and software development.
Sigfox, the world’s leading IoT services provider, has reinvented connectivity for the Internet of Things. With its global Low Power Wide Area network, Sigfox drastically reduces cost and energy consumption required for securely connecting IoT sensors to the cloud. Their unique connectivity solution provides the lowest energy-consumption device-to-cloud. Pretty soon, batteries won’t even have to be replaced or re-charged anymore, as the devices will generate energy themselves.
Siemens AG is a German conglomerate company headquartered in Berlin and Munich and the largest industrial manufacturing company in Europe. The company’s principal divisions are Industry, Energy, Healthcare, and Infrastructure & Cities. MindSphere, Siemens’ cloud-based, open IoT operating system, connects your products, plants, systems, and machines, enabling you to harness the wealth of data generated by the Internet of Things with advanced analytics.
DataBroker DAO and Ericsson are going to explore test case potential at the 5G Life Campus which gives us the opportunity to explore the benefits 5G has got to offer for IoT usage. This inspiring and exciting environment is the perfect place to deploy new and exciting applications for DataBroker DAO.
Panasonic Corporation is a Japanese multinational electronics corporation, headquartered in Osaka, Japan. The company was founded in 1918, 100 years ago, and has since grown to become one of the largest Japanese electronics producers, employing over 250,000 people worldwide. Panasonic has put forward the brand slogan “A Better Life, A Better World” to embody its founding management philosophy “to contribute to the progress and development of society through its business activities”. Guided by this slogan, the company is endeavoring to offer “A Better Life, A Better World” to each and every customer around the world across its four core business areas: Consumer Electronics, Housing, Automotive and B2B.
Actility is at the forefront of the Internet of Things, connecting the industrial IoT on a global scale by combining in-depth industry knowledge, a world-leading IoT technology platform and a fast-growing network of partners to help companies make their business more efficient and more sustainable. Customers all around the world are using ThingPark, Actility’s carrier-grade solution, to manage their IoT networks.
Option, headquartered in Leuven, Belgium is a publicly quoted tech company that specializes in wireless solutions enabling Machine to Machine communication. With over 30 years of experience and many industry firsts, the company offers efficient, reliable and secure solutions across a variety of industries and applications. Recently the company shifted focus from mobile and wireless chipsets to devices to support communication between IoT sensors and the internet. CloudGate, their complete machine to machine communication platform, allows anyone to deploy IoT sensor arrays in any environment, anywhere in the world.
YUKTIX is an IoT sensor manufacturer, based in Bangalore, India. The company creates next generation information systems for agriculture and environmental Monitoring. YUKTIX solutions can be used by farmers, growers, cooperatives and contractors or in Smart Cities to drive best practices, conserve resources and improve operation efficiency. YUKTIX provides a complete end-to-end solution. Meaning, just turn “ON” the sensor nodes and collect data on the YUKTIX SensorDB. Data distribution is also made possible via webhooks and REST API’s. Which is how they tie in to the DataBroker DAO marketplace, offering their customers an easy path to recoup some or even all of the costs of their purchases.
“We are happy to cross paths with SettleMint and to engage with blockchain technology over DataBroker DAO. The integration was smooth and successful due to technical excellence. In a next step on our roadmap we intend to include a DataBrokerDAO “sell my data” option into our portfolio, as we realise this is a new monetisation opportunity for both sensor owners, data consumers and vendors”, said mr. Rajeev Jha – CEO of Yuktix
Since 1997, Barcelona-based iquadrat develops global internet and telecommunications solutions and services for companies and institutions that use ICT in commercial, marketing, management and business communication areas. Corporate websites, blogs, e-mail services, portals, newsletters, e-commerce, intranet, extranet, online catalogues, SEO, social marketing, custom applications, hosting, maintenance, accessibility, compatibility … you name it, iquadrat provides it.
Rivetz is an industry leader in embedded, blockchain-based mobile security solutions. Their blockchain technology and their access to the existing hardware security capabilities built into millions of devices ensure the safety of digital assets and transactions. “As a cybersecurity organization we are excited to be part of the DataBroker DAO Alliance”, says Steven Sprague, founder and CEO of Rivetz. “Working together with the Alliance members, Rivetz strives to ensure the security of the entire ecosystem.” SenLab SenLab, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is focused on delivering cutting-edge mobile enterprise solutions which present a compelling mobile alternative to bulky and expensive monitoring and sensor solutions. Their multiple award-winning IoTool is an always-available smartphone IoT dashboard, gateway, cloud, and API for prototyping, testing, and piloting. And the company is very active in the field of crowd-sensing, involving a large, spread out group of participants who use mobile devices with the aim of receiving reliable data from the field.
French software publisher Technilog focuses on the collection of IoT and industrial automation data. Their cloud platform unifies, reproduces and distributes raw or enhanced data coming from all kinds of sensors connected to the LoRa and/or Sigfox operators (temperature, humidity, soil acidification, noise pollution, energy consumption index, geolocation, …) to other cloud platforms and industry-specific applications. The company wants to offer its products and technologies in various forms: unlimited licence, SaaS, middleware and on-board software, to serve and accompany its customers through whatever strategic choices they make. “We specialize in harnessing connected industrial objects to provide users with the right data, in the right format, at the right time and for the right purpose”, says Jean-François Ducourtioux, director of Operations at Technilog. “DataBroker DAO enables us to value the collected raw and enhanced data and to make them accessible to user communities.”
ThingsPlay is a start-up company created in July 2014 with the aim to make agile and innovative technological tools available to industries in the context of the Internet of Things. From data acquisition to integration in your applications, ThingsPlay manages, transports, secures and processes all your industrial data, offering solutions for industries, public buildings as well as homes and enabling track & trace solutions to be made available to business companies. After a few years in research and development, ThingsPlay has developed technological solutions and a connected devices computer management platform, based on ‘real-time’ technologies and ‘big data’ databases. This management platform integrates all monitoring and management tools to your connected devices.
Eurocon is a privately held project management and consulting business, specialized in managing technology and business clusters, innovation centers, international pilot projects in emerging markets and advanced digital programs. Since 2011 it has been running an IoT community and a related ‘Living bits and things’ annual event, serving as a networking platform for digital technologies and as a connector for multiple industries, like smart cities, Industry 4.0, logistics and supply chain, healthcare, and well-being.
SenLab, based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is focused on delivering cutting-edge mobile enterprise solutions which present a compelling mobile alternative to bulky and expensive monitoring and sensor solutions. Their multiple award-winning IoTool is an always-available smartphone IoT dashboard, gateway, cloud, and API for prototyping, testing, and piloting. And the company is very active in the field of crowd-sensing, involving a large, spread out group of participants who use mobile devices with the aim of receiving reliable data from the field.
LUMO labs, active in Eindhoven (The Netherlands) and Los Angeles (USA), is a 2-year venture builder program for emerging technology start-ups providing seed capital and hands-on support. LUMO labs’ mission is to facilitate a vibrant ecosystem and stimulate cross-pollination between its start-ups. Their focus markets are big data/deep learning, AI, VR/AR/MR, blockchain and robotics/IoT (including smart mobility). LUMO labs’ unique process shortens the time-to-market as well as the time-to-(follow up)funding.
Strategic Water, a start-up grown out of the University of Ghent, is aimed at water technology providers, merging cutting-edge data science with water and wastewater treatment technologies in order to optimize performance and change the value proposition around data in the sector. Their mission is to use advanced data analysis and machine learning solutions to drive technology diffusion across the globe.
Digitalworx, based in Stuttgart, rightly calls itself a ‘software developer for a connected world’, creating all kinds of innovative digital products for industry, medical applications and trade. They develop apps for iOS, Android and Smart Watches, use Beacons to connect smartphones and the Internet of Things and create space for new application worlds and business processes for the IoT. And as one of the pioneers of Internet 4.0 they lead clients to the next step of digital evolution.
Aerodyne is a drone-based managed solutions provider with offices in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, USA, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia, Denmark and the United Kingdom, boasting an industry-leading number of 35,000 flight operations and more than 100,000 infrastructure assets inspected in 2017. Aerodyne’s unique DaaS model (Drone-as-a-Service) has numerous benefits for companies that would like to start working with drones, but don’t want to have anything to do with all the hassle that comes with it. In combination with a user-friendly SaaS solution, these cost-effective aerial capabilities can be a game changer for companies active in areas like mining, agriculture, surveillance and environmental management.
Purpose-built for the Internet of Things, Reekoh is an integration fabric that brings together all your IoT devices, networks, data and enterprise systems. Fast to set up and agile to work with, it’s a highly scalable platform that securely ingests, messages and delivers data between devices and applications. Their IoT Fabric is helping enterprises to rapidly take control of their fragmented IoT solutions, unlock the full value of their data, and build capability for the future, whilst their Dashboard Studio allows you to create fast, shareable dashboards to get a visual handle on your IoT and open data.
IUNGO Network is part of a movement that wants to build the foundations of a new, decentralized internet by creating the world’s first truly global WiFi network. IUNGO Network believes that internet access is a basic human right and will empower consumers in both emerging and developed markets while providing monetization opportunities to individuals and to businesses of all sizes. “We are delighted to have taken a strategic decision to join the DataBroker DAO Alliance and to have access to their emerging data marketplace”, says IUNGO CEO Ricardas Bernotavicius. “This provides an additional potential future monetization option for IUNGO business customers and consumers. Additionally, there are strong future synergies from a technical perspective that can benefit both projects as we execute along our respective roadmaps.”
desideDatum, with offices in Barcelona and Madrid, provides technology consulting services in the field of opening data and organizations, helping them to meet their transparency objectives and encouraging citizen participation. They want to be promoters and transformers of a new use of the data culture, offering society the necessary tools and knowledge to generate economic, technological, social, political and cultural wealth, through the opening of data.
AllThingsTalk, headquartered in Ghent, provides a ‘middleware’ platform that allows customers to aggregate and process their IoT data. But the AllThingsTalk cloud is more than just an IoT platform. It’s an end-to-end solution connecting any hardware or software platform, allowing you to connect your devices – existing integrated sensors or new ones – with web services, let them interact using when-then rules, and store as well as visualize data using mobile or web dashboards.
APIs are the building blocks of digitalization and have become increasingly important over time. That is why APInf, based in Tampere, Finland, has come up with a comprehensive, yet easy to use API management tool, providing a simplified workflow for API owners for API management tasks and serving as a self-service tool for API consumers for discovering APIs. The APInf platform is scalable, flexible, auditable, features analytics tracking and emphasizes a better developer experience.
IdentityMind provides a cloud-based risk management and compliance automation platform that adapts to the needs of your business. Delivering real-time access to a global database with hundreds of millions of trusted identities and offering a comprehensive and fully integrated ecosystem of 20 plus partners who provide data, services and technology. The company’s mission is concise: construct electronic identities and infuse integrity back into the global market of digital commerce. Thus helping retailers, financial institutions and virtual currency businesses to mitigate risks and comply with federal and state regulations.
VERSES is an integrated blockchain-based virtual commerce (vCommerce) enablement platform, built on highly scalable, secure and robust blockchain and smart contract technologies that manage the interaction policies by and between virtual entities, elements, fiat and crypto currencies and transactions within virtual immersive experiences. VERSES’ mission is to empower designers, developers, organizations and users to create, monetize and experience the most dynamic, interactive and meaningful immersive experiences imaginable. They developed a whole new protocol to bring global positioning and assets ‘location’ to blockchain, and they are a few steps ahead of the pack when it comes to artificial components used in gaming and industrial environments.
DigitalTown helps people search, connect and buy local in over 22,000 cities globally. Their innovative search technology is branded with the identity of each city. They create discoverable online communities where residents and visitors take part in local economic success, and they do this on a global scale. They work with city stakeholders, provide local merchants a free online store front, and share in the success with the citizens directly, all to keep funds where they belong – local. They make civic pride a call to action and inspire people to co-create solutions together in communities across the globe. DigitalTown’s CityShare platform offers residents the chance to own a stake in a city’s success, through digital shares in their local community. All while giving stakeholders a passionate community in which to engage. The shares rise in value with demand, and demand is tied to active local support.
Belgium-based software company Esoptra delivers customized information access and integration solutions as a service. Their innovative IPaaS platform uses so called ‘pluglits’ to provide a new array of data access and migration services. These pluglits are tiny data connectors ‘scraping’ data from its sources, only when the destination (data) file gets consulted. Thus eliminating the need for intermediate storage and useless data migration. At a fraction of the usual cost, deployed in hours or days instead of weeks or months, deployed on premise or in any cloud, and rendered on any mobile or desktop device. By joining the DataBroker DAO alliance, Esoptra gets access to a blockchain based layer to monetize their services.
Omina Technologies began as a small startup in Belgium and was one of the earliest companies in Europe to realise the full potential and power of artificial intelligence and machine learning. For the past year Omina Technologies has grown exponentially and has been working to expand their business to the US as well as expanding their product gamma to service more and more industries. Omina Technologies created a revolutionary full-stack machine learning platform. Our solution can analyze mass amounts of data, both structured and unstructured and make complex decisions and predictions faster and more reliably than a human. By using our technology, companies can phase out or re-utilize expensive resources in the decision making chain and organically build up a knowledge base around complex processes. Decision making becomes less expensive, more accurate and more transparent for any company that implements our solution.