September: The Internet of Data with CoreData

Our September event is on at 6:30pm, Thursday, September 5th, 2019.

The Internet of Things is just a big network of things. Those things do nothing unless they exchange data. But even data, like oil, is useless if it is not put to work. We are blessed this month to be joined by the man who has made data his career, Andrew Inwood, Behavioural Economist and Founder of multi-national research body, CoreData Group.

Andrew will share with us a lifetime of insights into the promise, power and responsibility of living in a data-rich but information-poor world. This is a session not to be missed for anyone who has data to share or data to protect. And for those living in 2019, that’s all of us.

As usual, outside the main event there will be a news recap, plus plenty of opportunity to talk business and tech with like-minded folk from the local area. Feel free to bring up a drink from the bar downstairs or even order a meal from the restaurant, plus there’ll be free finger food after the talks. All are welcome, but please RSVP so we can get the catering right.

• Important to know
Newcastle IoT Pioneers meet on the first Thursday of every month except January. The meeting kicks off at 6:30pm in the upstairs function room at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield. Look for the staircase in the middle of the pub. All welcome, free finger food, drinks available for purchase from the bar downstairs.

August: The Internet of Cities with the City of Newcastle

Our August event is on at 6:30pm, Thursday, August 1st, 2019.

This month a very exciting opportunity to discover the motivation and vision behind the Smart City on our doorsteps. With recent awards within Australia and the broader Asia-Pacific highlighting both the innovation and ambition of Newcastle’s smart city program, join us for the latest updates on this city-changing project. Dr Nathaniel Bavinton, Smart City Coordinator for the City of Newcastle, will outline what has been achieved to date, what is on the cusp and what is next.

Building on last month’s smart poles discussion, a particular emphasis will be the deployment of digital connectivity, hardware infrastructure, sensor networks and data platforms that enable the Newcastle City Centre as a city-scale IoT Platform and test-bed for a living lab. As the smart city program shifts gear from foundations into an applications phase, Nathaniel will look ahead to outline the opportunities for innovators to get involved.

As usual, outside the main event there will be a news recap, plus plenty of opportunity to talk business and tech with like-minded folk from the local area. Feel free to bring up a drink from the bar downstairs or even order a meal from the restaurant, plus there’ll be free finger food after the talks. All are welcome, but please RSVP so we can get the catering right.

• Important to know
Newcastle IoT Pioneers meet on the first Thursday of every month except January. The meeting kicks off at 6:30pm in the upstairs function room at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield. Look for the staircase in the middle of the pub. All welcome, free finger food, drinks available for purchase from the bar downstairs.

July: The Internet of Poles with Hess

Our July event is on at 6:30pm, Thursday, July 4th, 2019.

Details to come!

As usual, outside the main event there will be a news recap, plus plenty of opportunity to talk business and tech with like-minded folk from the local area. Feel free to bring up a drink from the bar downstairs or even order a meal from the restaurant, plus there’ll be free finger food after the talks. All are welcome, but please RSVP so we can get the catering right.

• Important to know
Newcastle IoT Pioneers meet on the first Thursday of every month except January. The meeting kicks off at 6:30pm in the upstairs function room at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield. Look for the staircase in the middle of the pub. All welcome, free finger food, drinks available for purchase from the bar downstairs.

June: The Internet of Space with Fleet

Our June event is on at 6:30pm, Thursday, June 6th, 2019.

Details to come!

As usual, outside the main event there will be a news recap, plus plenty of opportunity to talk business and tech with like-minded folk from the local area. Feel free to bring up a drink from the bar downstairs or even order a meal from the restaurant, plus there’ll be free finger food after the talks. All are welcome, but please RSVP so we can get the catering right.

• Important to know
Newcastle IoT Pioneers meet on the first Thursday of every month except January. The meeting kicks off at 6:30pm in the upstairs function room at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield. Look for the staircase in the middle of the pub. All welcome, free finger food, drinks available for purchase from the bar downstairs.

May: The Internet of Energy with SwitchDin

Our May event is on at 6:30pm, Thursday, May 2nd, 2019.

Details to come!

As usual, outside the main event there will be a news recap, plus plenty of opportunity to talk business and tech with like-minded folk from the local area. Feel free to bring up a drink from the bar downstairs or even order a meal from the restaurant, plus there’ll be free finger food after the talks. All are welcome, but please RSVP so we can get the catering right.

• Important to know
Newcastle IoT Pioneers meet on the first Thursday of every month except January. The meeting kicks off at 6:30pm in the upstairs function room at the Stag & Hunter Hotel, Mayfield. Look for the staircase in the middle of the pub. All welcome, free finger food, drinks available for purchase from the bar downstairs.

April: Lake Macquarie IoT Enabled

In April, Derrek Lush from Lake Macquarie economic development group Dantia, will unveil their exciting new network and ecosystem for IoT deployments.

Details to come.

Newcastle Infracoders & Devops February 2019 Meetup

Time: 6:00pm (6:30pm talk)

This month features a talk by Luke Gibson on nib’s journey in Identity Management with Okta

Luke is a Solutions Delivery Manager at nib health funds. He is a walking evolution of the old school sys admin and a self styled champion for Identity and Zero Trust in the modern cloud era.

Historically, organisations have kept their data secure through the use of firewalls and similar on-premises technologies. Everything within the network was considered trusted, while everything outside the network was considered untrusted.

The rise of mobile and cloud adoption has drastically changed the access and security landscape. More people are accessing more resources from more locations and devices than ever before. Okta provides a solution for identity management when accessing these outside resources.

Okta are generously sponsoring this meetup, to a big thanks to them.

Be there, or do it manually!

Wayne, Mat & Kurt