Our context, social footprint, and even health data ... can be used to personalize retail, hospitality and services to enliven the experiences and happily surprise a guest.
We generate a goldmine of data just by moving, speaking, touching or making decisions. This 'ambient data' ... our coordinates, sleep patterns, the route we walk, our choice of words is unique information we make, just by 'being'.
This session is part demonstration, part design thinking, part 'how to', all wrapped up in a neat narrative.
We examine working software and devices in a real world system concept ... imagining a next generation hotel room, that adapts to each individual inhabitant. It turns on a light as they enter the room, it encourages eco-friendliness by observing that person's carbon footprint, and intelligently conserves energy when the room is empty. It offers tailored ideas for each visitor to uniquely make the most of the world outside the room during their stay ... and all the time it keeps on learning, and improving ... so in the next city the traveler visits, there is a room waiting for them, ready to build on the experiences learned from their previous stay, wherever it was.
Very often when we talk about the internet of things, we focus on the gadgets. Really, the gadgets just help us learn more about ourselves, it is the experience we create around them that really matters.
This session offers a glimpse of new engagements, driven by what we learn from our presence, personality and pulse.