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Event: Impact of AI/ML on IoT

Fireside chat with CEO of Espressif, a fabless semiconductor company with presence in Shanghai, Pune, and Europe, which develops cutting-edge WiFi-and-Bluetooth enabled low-power IoT solutions, including the popular ESP8266 and ESP32 connected SoCs that are used by makers, startups and enterprises for building IoT/smart things. With over 100 million IoT chipsets sold and thousands of registered companies as customers, Espressif is at the cutting-edge of IoT product innovation and deployment.

This will be a conversation about Espressif’s journey to the platform it is today, challenges for a hardware startup, the current state of IoT, and how he sees artificial intelligence and machine learning driving IoT further. It should be a great opportunity for IoT enthusiasts, startups as well as hardware entrepreneurs.

Join us for a conversation with Espressif’s CEO & founder, Swee-Ann Teo from 6pm to 9pm, on Wednesday, 19th Dec. At Kirloskar Auditorium, Bhau Institute, COEP campus, Next to Boat Club

This event is open to free, and open to all. No registration required.

Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities Jürgen Mössinger

(This is a liveblog of SEAP’s event where Jürgen Mössinger of Bosch talked about “Internet of Things: Challenges and Opportunities”)

About the Speaker

Jürgen Mössinger is the Head of Business Unit at Robert Bosch Engineering and
Business Solutions, India. He has an extensive background in embedded SW, IT and product development. He has been with Bosch since the last 19 years. Jürgen headed several positions in platform and customer product development for control units and was the spokesperson of the AUTOSAR Consortium in 2008. Currently he is heading a business unit at Robert Bosch Engineering and Business Solutions, responsible for products, services and solutions in the areas of Consumer Goods, Industrial Technology, Energy and Building Technology and Automotive Electronics. Beside the classical areas, Juergen is working on Smart Home, Smart City and Connected Industry (Industry 4.0).

About Bosch

Bosch group is a 40+ billion euro company with 280000 employees and 225 manufacturing sites. Automotive technology is their biggest sector, but they’re also in industrial sector, energy and building technoloyg, consumer goods – all over the world.

About the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the term given to small computing devices embedded in anything an everything around us which will all be collecting data about their environment and which will be connected to the internet – allowing for data collection and analysis at a scale never before seen, and of course fine-grained control of the environment.

Things, in the IoT, can refer to a wide variety of devices such as heart monitoring implants, biochip transponders on farm animals, electric clams in coastal waters, automobiles with built-in sensors, or field operation devices that assist fire-fighters in search and rescue. Current market examples include smart thermostat systems and washer/dryers that utilize wifi for remote monitoring.

Opportunities and Challenges in IoT

Here is a random collection of interesting points made during the presentation:

  • By 2020, 50 Billion devices will be connected to the internet. This forms the basis of IOT
  • IoT will be everywhere. Huge potential: Smart Cities, Smart Homes, Smart Industry, Smart Wearables, Logistics (e.g. transport fleets, tracking)
  • More than two thirds of consumers expect to buy IoT devices for their homes by 2019, and nearly half expect to buy wearable technology
  • The wearables market is expected to have reached $1.5 billion in 2014
  • By 2020 there will be over 100 million light bulbs and lamps worldwide that will be connected to the internet wirelessly
  • Just 1% improvement in an industrial setting via use of IoT can result in billions of savings in operational costs
    • $30B fuel cost saving in aviation industry
    • $66B fuel cost saving in gas powered fleets
    • $63B productivity improvement in healthcare
    • $90B reduction in capital expenditure in oil and gas exploration and development
    • $27B productivity improvement in rail industry

Examples of IoT usage in Smart Homes:

  • Appliance Information available on the cloud/smartphones
  • Appliances operate automatically / efficiently
    • Through the use of scheduling or historical patterns or sensors
  • Control House from Anywhere:
    • Customer is aware and fine-tunes the settings from anywhere

What all does IoT need?

  • Sensors: heat, temperature, light and various other things
  • Long battery life; can’t go around the house changing/charging batteries all the time
  • GPS
  • Local Network, Global Network
  • Software to tie it all together

IoT means Big Data:

  • 4.5 billion pieces of content are shared on Facebook every day
  • Youtube users upload 100 hours of new video every minute
  • By 2019 we’ll have 9.2 billion mobile phones
  • iTunes receives about 100 billion app downloads in one quarter
  • Huge in 3 different dimensions:
    • Volume: Raw amount of data generated
    • Velocity: speed with which the data is generated
    • Variety: the various different sources and types of data (sensor data, text, images, videos). Some of the data is structured and lot of it is unstructured.
  • We will need next generation algorithms and tools to make sense of all this data so that we can generate usable insights
    • Software and Algorithms
    • Data Modelers
    • Data Visualizers
    • Data Architects
    • Business Analysts

Actual examples of IoT usage by Bosch:

  • Fleet Management: 10% reduction of fuel cost per trip in underperforming routes – this was in Bangalore
  • 25% reduction of testing time in Manufacturing
  • 33% reduction in calibration cost of hybrid ECUs in automotive calibration
  • 15% reduction in inventory holding costs in a supply chain

Smart Cities:

  • This is a difficult area
  • Lots of countries/cities claiming that they want to become smart
    • Narendra Modi has also announced Smart Cities initiative in India
      based on the PPP model (Public Private Partnership)
  • Main problem is that these smart city initiatives do not have a business model. The investment has to be made by someone (the city, or the company in the PPP) and the benefits are reaped by others (the citizens). There is no direct return on investment for the investor
  • No city has really solved this problem.

Smart Industry:

  • We have already had 3 industrial revolutions:
    • 1st industrial revolution: the original mechanical industrial revolution
    • 2nd industrial revolution: the assembly line
    • 3rd industrial revolution: electronics
  • Now, with IoT we are ready for the 4th.
    • Smart production: communication between each part and the machine:
      • Dynamic optimization of scheduling of processes and machines
      • Customized processing for each individual product
    • Horizontal Integration
      • Communication between:
        • Parts Suppliers
        • Transportation
        • Within the Factory
      • When all of these are talking to each other and we have data, new optimizations become possible
        • Example: +10 increase in productivity, -30% reduction in stock

Tech Events this Week: iOS & Android in C#; Arduino Girls; PHP OOPS; Amazon Cloud

Here is a list of technology events happening in Pune over the next few days. To be informed of these events in advance, you should subscribe to get the PuneTech calendar event announcements by email. Click here to subscribe.

(Paid) Working with the Amazon Cloud Program – Developer Edition [Revised Edition] 2-day workshop

  • Date: 13-14 Jun
  • Location: Pune – Contact Organizer for details

This 2-day program from Cralina takes one through all the fundamentals of
cloud computing as well as Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud and the
infrastructure services which comprise AWS through a delightful mix of
lectures, demos and hands-on exercises. By the end of the program one will
have enough hands-on experience with AWS to be able to deploy, configure and
secure one’s own scalable web application(s) on the Amazon cloud. This
program also covers the Amazon API’s useful for developers. The revised
edition of the program covers 70% of IBM Cloud Computing Infrastructure
Architect Certification and the program material covers 100%.
Target Audience:

  • Engineers/Leads/Managers who would like to get a jump start on programming
    using Amazon Web Services.
  • Engineers/Leads/Managers who intend to deploy applications or services on
    the cloud sometime in future
  • Software developers who wish to integrate Amazon cloud services into their
    own software
  • Industry professionals who would like to get an in-depth understanding of
    cloud computing using Amazon Web Services

About Cralina

Cralina provides consulting services and technology trainings in niche areas
to leading software companies and professionals with an objective to highly
improve productivity and skill levels. Cralina’s consultants have a strong
background working in a fast paced product development environment in Fortune
500 companies as well as successful startups.

Fees and Registration

This is a paid event. Check the event website:
http://www.cralina.com/upcoming-programs#Amazon for details.

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(Paid) 1-Day Workshop: Brand Management for Entrepreneurs

  • Date: Sat, 14 Jun 9:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Training Room, Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pashan Road

For Whom: Entrepreneurs with product/ service offerings keen on creating a brand, Brand Managers, Brand Consultants, Management Students, Law Faculty and Students


  • Why brands matter and How brands create value
  • Strategic branding to your advantage
  • Advertising and promoting your product/service offering with the help of your brand
  • Knowledge of designing your brand
  • Measuring brand value


  • Ms. Melamie Kini : MBA from SIBM, MS Advertising, NewHouse School of Public Communication Currently a Partner at Positron Consulting Services
  • Ms.Sonali Brahma: Independent Brand strategist, Creative Director, Writer and corporate trainer, Branding strategy and communication
  • Mr.Anant Govande: Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary
  • Ms. Nazima Munshi: Assistant Professor at IIPS, Mumbai (LL.B, M.Phil)
  • Mr.Manoj Kothari: Co-founder, director and principal strategist at Onio Design Pvt. Ltd

Fees and Registration

This is a paid event and fees range from Rs. 700 for students all the way up to Rs. 2000 for employees of large companies. For more details and registration information, see: http://www.ipface.org/workshops.php

About Venture Center

Entrepreneurship Development Center (Venture Center) – a CSIR initiative – is a not-for-profit company hosted by the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune. Venture Center strives to nucleate and nurture technology and knowledge-based enterprises by leveraging the scientific and engineering competencies of the institutions in the Pune region in India. The Venture Center is a technology business incubator specializing in technology enterprises offering products and services exploiting scientific expertise in the areas of materials, chemicals and biological sciences & engineering.

Fees and Registration

This workshop costs Rs 1500. Please register here: http://em.explara.com/event/aime-pune

For more information, contact: Miss. Lipika Biswas, Venture Center, Phone: +91-20-20250934/64011024; Email: eventsdesk@venturecenter.co.in

See also: http://www.ipface.org/workshops.php

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>@PuneUserGroup and @CSIPune event: iOS and Android Development using C# with Xamarin

  • Date: Sat, 14 Jun 10:00am – 2:00pm
  • Location: CSI Office, Prabhat House, Damle Path, Off Law College Road, Behind INDSEARCH

Come celebrate Xamarin 3 with cake and food, and learning how to create iOS and Android applications in C#. Xamarin 3 was just announced including some amazing new features and enhancements such as the brand new iOS Designer, Xamarin.Forms, and support for Shared Projects. This month we will deep dive into iOS and Android Development in C# with Xamarin and all of the latest features that were just released. There will be something for everyone in this content packed meetup no matter if you are new or have been developing with Xamarin for some time. Here are just a few topics that we will cover.


  • Sharing More Code (10:00-11:00)
    • File and project linking are no fun, and that is where PCLs and Shared Code projects come in to alleviate all of this pain. Full support is now built right into Xamarin Studio for these projects and a brand new NuGet package manager makes managing apps easy.
  • iOS Designer & Xamarin.Forms (11:00 – 12:00)
    • We already share all of our business logic, but what about the user interface? That is where Xamarin.Forms API comes in. We will see how to create your first Xamarin.Forms app to share all of your native user interface and business logic between iOS, Android, and Windows Phone!
  • Introduction to MVVM Light (12:00 – 01:00)
    • Learn MVVM and advantages of it to build cross platform applications. Learn how to use MVVM Light to implement MVVM pattern and use blendebility, testability, extensibility in your projects
  • Pizaa & Networking (01:00 – 02:00)

About CSI Pune

Computer Society of India (CSI) is one of the oldest computer science user groups in the country, and CSI Pune is has been one of the most active chapters in the country by virtue of its numerous activities and contributions in various fields. It has helped the people in implementing computerized systems in various sectors such as Industry, Banking commercial, Public sector Research and Development establishments and Government departments. With several programs and a strong IT professional network, the Pune chapter has been a part of the growth of Pune’s IT industry.

Working at the grass-root level, the chapter has also contributed toward stronger computer education is various ways. With chapters in various colleges in Pune, CSI has a very wide reach amongst the students of computer science too.

About Pune User Group

Pune User Group (aka PUG) is a Pune (India) based not-for-profit organization, an association of professionals and students interested in Microsoft technology who are dedicated and devoted to the noble cause of spreading knowledge. It is a platform for you to share your experiences and educate professionals through the learnt lessons of the best Gurus in IT indutry….because “Knowledge is wealth..” and we “Gain Knowledge by Sharing knowledge…”

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: https://onedrive.live.com/survey?resid=94C06BE0EDFD7DCB!714&authkey=!AJfrGdBhqS8QpcE

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Arduino Girls: Arduino event just for girls

  • Date: Sun, 15 Jun 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Location: Doo, 402A, Town Square, Above Dorabjees, Airport Road, Viman Nagar

Priya Kuber (https://twitter.com/beachbrake) & Ankit Daftery from Arduino India will be here to conduct the workshop.


  • Getting Started
  • Basic Electronics
  • Interfacing and controlling using the Arduino
  • Expand your scope

Fees and Registration

This event is free, but is open only to women. Please register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cuq0LxzPQ94ZxaC3tSE5t-E051qC0vzMTzaq0DrG6BE/viewform

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PHP Event: Object Oriented Programming in PHP

  • Date: Sun, 15 Jun 11:00am – 12:30pm
  • Location: Sacred World Towers, Jagtap Chowk, Wanowrie

Lets meetup on PHP OOPs various topics like –

  1. Inheritance
  2. SPL
  3. Magic Methods
  4. Autoloading
  5. Namespaces

This will be an open discussion to learn by sharing each other experience and knowledge.

Fees and Registration

This event is free and open for anybody to attend. Please register here: http://www.meetup.com/PHP-Jagruti-Meetup-Group/events/187851242/

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