IoT – Internet of Things

September seems to be the truer start of a new year than January.  Classes begin anew, the European conference season kicks in to overdrive, and with summer well and truly over, the work year starts again.  What better time to consider those technologies that a would-be or practicing consultant should keep an eye on?

You’ve heard about it, it’s going to be big, some say it is the next dramatic incarnation of our web existence:  it’s the Internet of Things (IoT).  IoT demands the mashed together talent of hard core Elec Engineers, computer scientists, and computer engineers as all manner of ‘things’ (appliances, vehicles, sensors, robots, to name but a few) begin to talk to each other and become web integrated.

Get informed with these:

  1. Forbe’s article on IoT
  2. website of the Ottawa IoT Meetup

And of course, keep an eye on our upcoming events where we will be posting upcoming presentations shortly 🙂

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Personal Branding Part II – Done!

Excellent turnout at last night’s Personal Branding- Part II  event with 23 people present to get some insight in to how to make that personal presentation of your brand.  I think most would agree that the practical part really brought home the both the challenge and the fun, of understanding yourself and motivations, and presenting those compellingly to a stranger.  Oh, and some real-life networking followed afterwards.

Thanks to all who participated and pass it on:  IEEE events are a great opportunity to network with Ottawa engineers and company representatives from diverse fields.  Expand your horizons, attend an IEEE event.

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Data Mining in Health Care

We closed out the month of April with an excellent presentation by Bijan Raheemi on two of his projects in Data Mining for Healthcare and Medicine.  The event was well attended and Algonquin College staff were extremely helpful in making the event a success.  We now open up the month of May with Part II of our Personal Branding event/workshop.

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Personal Branding Part I

Excellent turnout at last night’s Personal Branding- Part I  event (43 people!). Thanks to all who participated.

And yes, an IEEE event is a great opportunity to network with Ottawa engineers and company representatives from diverse fields, like last night’s attendee, Fashion Designer Katrina Davis (or on Facebook ).  Expand your horizons, attend an IEEE event.

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It can’t be all tech …

And now for some non-tech:  did you know that Ottawa is fielding several teams to the QUIDDITCH WORLD CUP?  U of Ottawa is sending two teams (Gee Gees and Ottawa Maple Rush) and Carleton U one (Ravens).  If you call yourself ‘geek’ or ‘1337’, tune-in and cheer on.

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April Events

Coming up on 9 April is the “Personal Branding” event.  This is a Professional Development event and is as applicable to students as it is to seasoned professionals.

Then on 30 April we have “Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare and Medicine“.   Practical applications of this fast growing domain have already borne fruit in medical research and improved healthcare processes.  Come and hear a little bit about some local involvement in this increasingly prominent field.

Last month’s LTE Advanced talk was very well attended.  Thanks to all who participated.  For those who didn’t attend, a copy of the presentation is available here.

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Consultants Network on Facebook

We’ve made the leap to Facebook! Steep learning curve ahead as we learn to use it effectively. Have a look, give us a ‘like’, and maybe even follow us.

https://www.facebook.com/ieee.ottawa.aicn

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Upcoming talks in March-May

We have several interesting talks coming up in March-May:

Evolution to LTE Advanced – a technology talk on 18 March highlighting coming changes in the world of mobile communications.  How is LTE (the defacto standard) evolving to meet ITU requirements for high mobile broadband data rates?  Where is the technology going in the next five years?  Find out here.

Personal Branding – a two-part talk the first of which is on 9 April.  What is your “personal brand” and how do you communicate it?  Student, young professional, industry pro, or seasoned consultant, there is something here for you.

Data Mining and Knowledge Discovery in Healthcare and Medicine – on 30 April, a quick insight in to local research in one of the most promising fields for Big Data analytics.

Personal Branding – on 7 May, the second part of the Personal Branding event in which the lessons of the first part are applied in an exercise called “Speed Networking”.

 

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Website Update

We are in the process of updating this the IEEE AICN web presence, so things will be a little unstable as we go about learning the ins and outs of WordPress.  That doesn’t mean we’ve been idle though!  We have a line up of interesting speakers for the spring.  Those confirmed and booked are listed here:

Upcoming Events

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