Internet of Things – Talk by Viv Crone: George & Knysna

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gr-incubatorSorry for two mails in a row, we just got this info and would like to share it with the community.

The South African Institute of Electrical Engineers Southern Cape Centre is hosting a Talk on the Internet of things and we’re all invited.

Synopsis: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the subject of much conjecture currently. From the home to factory, office to transport, medicine to military and much more, the extents of the IoT for a better or at least very different world seem endless. This talk will cover the basics of the IoT, what technologies are needed to make it effective, some applications that are in place and what the future could hold. It will also touch on what some of the risks are!

Illustrated by means of some use cases, the audience can decide whether this exciting, potentially pervasive technology will ultimately be a boon or bane of humankind!

Knysna Event
Date: Tuesday 26 July 2016 @ 15:45 for 16:00
Venue: Knysna Log-Inn Hotel, 14 Gray Street, Knysna

George Event
Date: Wednesday 27 July 2016 @ 10:45 for 11:00
Venue: Conference Hall, George Civic Centre, York Street, George

Vivian John Crone (Viv), FSAIEE
Vivian John Crone (Viv), FSAIEE

Vivian John Crone (Viv), FSAIEE

Independent Consulting Engineer: Telecommunications, Energy, High Technology Product Development, Engineering Education

Viv Crone is an Electrical Engineer with over 40 years experience in a wide range of technology. The major areas include Telecommunications, Electronic Product Design, SCADA systems, Data Centre design and implementation, Lightning Protection systems, Renewable Energy Systems, Prepayment electricity systems, Call Centre Recording systems and Boiler steam leak detection systems, plus other areas such as plastic headstones!

Viv also has successfully run high technology companies, driven the development of successful high technology products, held the position of a public company main board director and successfully conducted international business in Europe, the United States and Africa.

He has assembled and directed a number of successful multi- disciplinary teams and played the role of project champion in several areas.

Currently he is self-employed as an independent consultant to a number of companies on a range of Engineering issues. He lectures Engineering students part-time at the University of the Witwatersrand and is also currently the acting Director of the Academic Development Unit (ADU) in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at Wits. The main thrust of the ADU is to increase the throughput of successful students by implementing specific interventions.

Viv is an office bearer in the SA Institute of Electrical Engineers and holds the position of Honorary Treasurer. He regularly participates in ECSA Engineering degree accreditation teams, often being a team leader for a particular discipline.

He has 3 grown children: one a Scientist, one an Engineer and one a Doctor.

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