Last week, we officially launched the Knowledge Econonomy Institute (KEi) at the AIIA IoT Summit in Canberra. Only the week before, KEi founders Sirca and Cisco also announced the launch of Cisco's Internet of Everything Innovation Centre (CIIC), together with Curtin University who will host the Perth lab.
So how do these two initiatives relate to each other?
The KEi, led by Sirca CEO Dr Michael Briers, includes Cisco, Bosch, RoZetta, Curtin University (Curtin) and the University of Tasmania (UTas). The CIIC is an integral part of the KEi, and the CIIC Sydney lab will be based at Sirca.
Cisco's Kevin Bloch (CTO) explains:
"Simply stated, CIIC will focus on the infrastructure from sensor to cloud (the data centre and compute engines) while the KEi will focus on what you do with the data -- the analytics. This interoperation is critical for the success of the Internet of Everything (IoE). This sharply aligns with Cisco's strengths and the announcements, common partners, goals, messaging are no coincidence – this has been in planning since early last year."
The KEi connects thought leaders from Australia and around the world who are leading the development of the IoT and the amazing data science opportunities it brings. All of the KEi partners share the vision of growing and accelerating the "Internet of Everything" and bringing those benefits to Australian companies, communities and citizens.