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Internet of Things – a Supersmart Kettle or a Connected World?

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a big hype around the world though few can intelligibly explain what it is about. Is it simply about household appliances that communicate through air and order home deliveries? Or is it about robotic factories with no humans involved or unmanned vehicles exchanging traffic information?

Dmitry Lakontsev will explain what smart things have in common, why it is so difficult to embrace their diversity, and most importantly, when we should expect them to populate our reality. The lecture will reveal the ins and outs of the Internet of Things, focusing on the IoT global trends and real technology usage examples. Join the lecture to step into a world of sensor technology, embedded systems, telecommunications networks, data science and artificial intelligence!


Dmitry Lakontsev is an associate professor of the practice at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) and director of the National Technology Initiative (NTI) Center of Excellence in WT and IoT Technologies.

Dmitry graduated from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) Radio Engineering and Cybernetics Department and defended his doctoral thesis in telecommunication systems and networks at the A. Kharkevich Institute for Information Transmission Problems of RAS (IITP RAS), where he worked as head of department. Dmitry is a co-founder and CEO of a startup company with a team of 60 engineers and an annual turnover of USD 3 million.

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