Solutions & Capabilities

Every participant in the Innovation of Things value chain including governments, service providers, OEMs, component providers, application providers and industry vertical customers, is faced with understanding and making the right choices on the right way to implement the Innovation like the Internet of Things for their needs. IoTask provides solutions for this customer problem. Our team has decades of experience in going from the vision, to the creation of standards, to the actual realization of the pioneering Innovation, in particular IoT systems. We bring cutting methodologies and tools to clients that help understand most appropriate options for the specific client, select the right architectures, make the right investments and realize the best returns. We have a client base of major corporations, governments and other agencies. Our partnership helps our clients build new innovative businesses with appropriately structured innovative funding vehicles.

Case Studies

SECTOR:
Retail, FMCG

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Created an international consortium of Retail. FMCG clients to enable the inception of IoT through globally accepted standards. Led creation of next generation retail-technology standards for clients. Served standards bodies (GS1, GS1US. – part UCC or Uniform Code Council) created for RFID/IoT in Retail and FMCG industry.

KEY-POINTS/ISSUE:
Problem issues include:
• Creation of global standards.
• Transformation of existing IT.
• Development of technology.
• Global regulation.

CONTRIBUTION OF IOTASK PARTNERS OR COMPANY
• Setup of consortium and international labs.
• Creation of consortium accepted technical standards.
• Commercialization of technology.
• ISO acceptance.
• Development of International business cases.

RESULTS
The next generation of RFID/IoT standards were established and handed over to the international industry governing body for perpetuity (Uniform Code Council) so that they could be used to replace all existing bar codes over time.

SECTOR:
Public Sector Infrastructure

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
IoT strategy design, technology design and implementation plan for large-scale development of public sector (city) infrastructure management processes, technology and systems. The scope included a majority of public services including but not restricted to Garbage, Waste Removal, Street Inspection, Auto, Building, Street Lights etc.

KEY-POINTS/ISSUE:
• Reduce public sector infrastructure management costs.
• Increase public comfort and convenience.
• Upgrade current manual processes to IoT enabled technology.

CONTRIBUTION OF IOTASK PARTNER OR COMPANY
• Worked with C-level clients to create strategic plan for public infrastructure.
• Developed technology and implementation strategy, rollout strategy, provided training.
• Delivered long term roadmap for city.

RESULTS
The client accepted the plan and recommendations. The full-scale implementation is now underway.

SECTOR:
Public Sector

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
The client was the City of Boston, which was looking at street infrastructure upgrade to IoT technology. This included smart meters, parking sensors and other IoT technology. We advised the Mayor and his staff as part of the Complete Streets Committee, which was the first step towards a broader Smart Cities initiative.

KEY-POINTS/ISSUE:
• Future casting of city infrastructure.
• Choice of IoT technology.

CONTRIBUTION OF IOTASK PARTNERS OR COMPANY
• Key adviser on technology and strategy.

RESULTS
Boston successfully rolled out smart parking with smart meters in the city’s street parking meters.

SECTOR:
Public Sector, Transportation

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Advised leading automobile manufacturers and US DOT on pioneering research projects on electric batteries, smart cars, autonomy, and traffic. The projects focused on using IoT technology to improve both vehicle and transportation system efficiency.

KEY-POINTS/ISSUE:
• Using IoT to improve vehicle efficiency.
• Using IoT in hybrid vehicles.
• Use of look ahead data to enhance user comfort.
• Address security, convenience, integrity and safety.
• Incorporate IoT-related technologies such as OBD, CAN, Cloud, DSRC.

CONTRIBUTION OF IOTASK PARTNERS OR COMPANY
Developed model for vehicle miles travelled (VMT) for replacement of gas tax using IoT technology. Developed key technology algorithms for activity based recognition using mobile phones and algorithmic identification of walking, cycling or vehicular traffic.

RESULTS
State DoT executed a pilot on VMT based on the recommendations. The US DoT is now considering future actions based on the results and recommendations.

SECTOR:
Public Sector

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Developed UID strategy and core technical standards for national government (India), where nearly one billion ID’s were rolled out. The Unique identification project (also referred to as Aadhar) was initially conceived by the Planning Commission as an initiative that would provide identification for each resident across the country and would be used primarily as the basis for efficient delivery of welfare services. It also acts as a tool for effective monitoring of various programs and schemes of the Government.

KEY-POINTS/ISSUE:
• Developed UID numbering scheme for issuing, collecting and managing national identification data.
• Created key technical algorithms for error correction.
• Strategic advisor on national deployment of UID.

CONTRIBUTION OF IOTASK PARTNER OR COMPANY
Created key blueprint specifications for the final UID system. Served as a key strategic advisor to the Government of India on the project.

RESULTS
UID has been rolled out to nearly 1 Billion users and user ID’s today.

SECTOR:
Public Sector, Smart Cities

BRIEF DESCRIPTION:
Worked with client to deliver a vision and roadmap for mega scale Middle Eastern smart cities initiative. Worked with regional C-level authorities. Provided IoT training to client staff & preliminary IoT shovel-ready use cases for short to medium term policy implementations.

KEY-POINTS/ISSUE:
• Providing senior policy makers and implementers with a cohesive vision.
• Resolve issues in the areas of road transportation, infrastructure and connectivity.
• Identifying a clear roadmap of sub-projects that connect together.
• Establishing prioritization of projects and actions required.

CONTRIBUTION OF IOTASK PARTNERS OR COMPANY
• Developed a 5-10-15 year client vision using IoTask’s proprietary Innovation of Things methodology.
• Worked with client and vendors in workshops to establish alignment.
• Delivered strategic plan with vision and roadmap of initiatives.

RESULTS
Continued client engagement; these are the early days in a 20-year project commitment.