The IOTA (MIOTA) Foundation will be visiting Paris in a meetup that has been scheduled at the prestigious School 42. Other guests in attendance include representatives from Engie Lab. The meetup is geared towards discussing the possible ways towards creating Smart Cities and Smart Energy solutions. The announcement was made via meetup.com and reads as follows – and translated from French:
IOTA will be present at School 42 on the evening of Monday, May 28th.
The meetup will be presented in French and English by Wilfried Pimenta (Head of Business Development) & Lewis Freiberg (Lead Ecosystem Team) with the participation of Andrew Shipilov, Professor of Strategy at INSEAD, and ENGIE Lab who will present the activities and interest in DLT IOTA.
This will be an opportunity for many developers and innovation managers to get in touch with the IOTA Foundation and discuss the future of Distributed Ledger Technologies, the Internet of Things and the “smart-revolution” (smart energy, connected mobility, smart cities, industry 4.0 ++). This Meetup will also be an opportunity to announce and prepare the Hackathon LedgerDays IOTA from 11-12 June 2018 at the same address.
This event is organized by IOTA jointly with Matrix at School 42.
School 42 is a private, non-profit and tuition-free computer programming school created and by French Billionaire Xavier Niel and several partners that include Nicolas Sadirac, Kwame Yamgnane, and Florian Bucher. Mr. Neil is the founder of the Illiad Telecommunications company whereas Mr. Sadirac is the previous director general of the Epitech School in France.
Engie Lab is part of Engie Group which is a global leader in the energy sector with a key focus on reducing carbon emissions from power generation while dealing with natural gas, nuclear and renewable energy. The company also dwells on the distribution of the said electricity.
When you look at the venue and the participants of the meetup, one can only imagine how the discussions will involve some of the following topics:
- Internet of Things
- Smart grid technology for electricity distribution
- Real-time monitoring of power plants and adjusting production according to demand
- Lowering the carbon footprint of power generation and in-turn reducing the greenhouse effect
- Integrating the IOTA tangle in all the above possible areas of improving the efficiency of the energy generation and distribution industry
Also to note is that the meetup is free to attend for anyone who will register online.
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