Author Archives: Björn Svensson, Editor-in-Chief

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Interview with Samsung Nordics VP, Marko Nurmela

Interview, Thought Leaders

Marko Nurmela is the VP of Marketing and Communications at Samsung Nordic.  We had a chance to get to know him and learn about the role IoT plays at Samsung.   How has Samsung gotten involved with IoT? We believe…

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Honourable Mention: BioSpike

#IoT for Good, Interview

BioSpike was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge.  We had a chance to sit down with one of the founders, August Flatby, to discuss the company, its development, and its future. Björn Svensson: So could you tell me…

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Fund Your Tech Startup!

Advice, Rundown

Fund Your Tech Startup! Recently, we’ve spent some time talking to engineering and design studies and one of the most common questions we’ve received is how to fund a startup.  Thus, we’ve put together a run down of different options…

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Honourable Mention: SensorBeat

Interview

SensorBeat was awarded an Honourable Mention in the 2015 Nordic IoT Challenge.  We had a chance to sit down with one of the founders, Anders Hardebring, to discuss the company, its development, and its future. Björn Svensson: Before we get into…

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COP21: The (IoT) Transporter

Thought Leaders

After Energy, the Transportation sector is the second largest contributor of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions in both the US and EU (27% and 24% respectively).  That doesn’t include international travel and shipping.  And, in absolute terms, emissions due to transportation…

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Anything with ManyThing!

Amazing IoT, Interview

I was lucky enough to meet with Joanna Santander, the Head of Business Development at ManyThing.  She took some time out of her innovation-fueled day to tell me a little bit more about their product.   Björn Svensson: What exactly…

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COP21: Traveling at the Speed of Pollution

#IoT for Good, Thought Leaders

Part Two of our COP21 Series.  Read Part One here. Carbon Dioxide On December 7th, the Global Carbon Project released its yearly Global Carbon Budget report.  In 2014, we (the world) set a record: we emitted 35.9 billion tonnes of…

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COP21: Sustainable Agriculture & IoT

#IoT for Good, Thought Leaders

Part One of the COP21 Series.  Read Part Two here. The 2010 BP Oil Disaster was the worst in human history, dumping 210 million gallons of petroleum into the ocean.  Every year, 70 times that amount of petroleum is used…

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Cool Person: Simone Giertz

Interview

Simone Giertz is a ‘Maker.’  A ‘Maker’ could be described as a half-techie and a half-DIY-er.  Or more simply put, in Simone’s own words, she “build[s] things to inspire people to learn about electronics.” Simone agreed to meet me at a…

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The 2015 Nordic Internet of Things Challenge

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Oslo, Norway was home to the Digital Winners conference, a yearly symposium held by Telenor.  At it, the three finalists of the Nordic IoT Challenge had the opportunity to present their concepts for a transformative IoT device to the entire…