Successfull first edition of the Vestland IoT Forum

Published 31.03.2022
Early risers with a passion for IoT enjoyed the first edition of the Vestland IoT Forum on Tuesday, 29 March 2022.

Eviny is behind the initiative, and their goal is to gather the industry to share knowledge and learn from each other. Topics include wireless technologies, sensors, IoT, and Smart Cities.

From the stage in Eviny's brand new landmark building in Bergen, Skipet, five presenters shared their knowledge on various topics.

Øistein Smith-Strøm

Last Mile Solutions is on a mission to make Norwegian cities smarter. Their CEO Marianne Styrman showcased current and emerging trends that will impact the industry.

Gunnar Edwin Crawford, head of Smart City Stavanger municipality, explained why Stavanger has invested heavily to become the most innovative city in Norway and how they are currently leading the way for other cities. By focusing on projects that make an actual difference for the residents, they have managed to wedge the Smart City concept into something everybody can understand and relate to. Crawford even brought a bag of gadgets: Futuristic sensors and devices that are now under testing in Stavanger. And not surprisingly, the audience was amused by Crawford's "bag of tricks."

From Nordic Edge came Head of Cluster Trygve Meyer and Project Manager & Business Developer Emilie Martinsen Christenstensen. Nordic Edge is Norway's leading Smart City Cluster, and they explained how they are collaborating with cities and technology partners to accelerate the development in this space.

Ketil Moland Olsen

Our own Ketil Moland Olsen, Senior Project Manager in Media City Bergen, rounded off the meeting with a presentation on sensor journalism. Ketil demonstrated the field's current state through a few recent examples that spanned Apple Airtags, machine vision, and flight tracking data. He also made predictions about what we can expect to see next in the sensor journalism space. Hint: AI will play a role here.

An impressive number of physical attendees had found their way to Skipet this morning, and this promises well for future editions of Vestland IoT Forum. We congratulate our member Eviny on a very successful event and look forward to the next one already.