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Rolling Out A ‘Hub-of-All-Things’

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Enable iD was established a year ago to exploit Hub-of-All-Things (HAT) research, a unique approach to personal data management developed by the UK’s leading Universities. HAT makes sense of our personal data, in order to save us time, money and improve our lives whilst preserving and even increasing the value of our privacy.

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The HAT, IoT & the Cloud

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It’s commonly stated that individuals: a) don’t know what their personal data is worth, and b) give it up in exchange for “free” services, which then are powered economically by the value of the large amount of user data in terms of targeted advertising, marketing recommendations, analytics, and so forth. This is the famous two-sided market. In a similar way, the Internet of Things (IoT) has largely evolved a collection of services that often appear to be free, but in fact make this same trade-off. Hence, smart metering for utilities empowers the electricity-generating and grid companies to optimise their price/performance better, just as Tesco’s Clubcard allows the supermarket group to optimise its range and quality of goods.

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Me, Inc. (as a HAT)

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

Today’s corporations use IT to be incredibly efficient and effective. There are IT systems for finance, accounting, inventory management, supply chains, material and enterprise resource planning. All the tools necessary for the corporation be viable and profitable amid constraints of regulation. Corporations hold vast amounts of data to achieve this; data about production, materials, inventory, data about customers. In fact, nothing can be achieved within the modern corporation today without data and information.

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Smart Citizenship (Through The #IoT)

The Rationale For HAT Enabled Personal Data Management

HAT Enabled Citizenship: The Hub-of-All-Things (HAT) is an open-source database schema designed to integrate IoT applications and data silos to help amplify human cognition. It compliments IoT protocols such as HyperCat, providing a standardised logical data model and easily integrated technology layer, which support the combination and secure management of product and personal data sets to create a Personal Data Store (PDS) for each individual. In addition the HAT is an intuitive decisioning engine. It transforms the explosion of information generated by Internet of Things devices, connected environments and so called ‘smart cities’, to help people become ‘smarter citizens’, extending our digital identity with automated recall, increased computation ability and contextualised communication preferences.

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Data, Identity & HATs With Brands On

Turning The Tide On Personal Identity Hacking

Brands that empower consumers to openly access and use data related to their products and services will gain a competitive advantage in their market. Why? Because it is the context, the when, where and how we use a product that allows us to truly buy into its benefits.

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Where Is The World’s Smartest City?

Original article published on Hub of All Things.

This March, the UK’s chancellor, George Osborne, pledged £40m investment into the Internet of Things, with the expectation that this would help to support the Government’s smart cities initiative. Within the same month, Bristol announced the launch of a multi-million pound experiment to create the ‘smart city of the future’ through its Bristol is Open project and Cambridge pledged to become the ‘world’s smartest city’.

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Has #IoT Got Vertigo?

‘Wearable tech’ is one of many verticals enabled by the Internet of Things. But it isn’t an i-watch that will bring about revolution, Apple or otherwise.

Rather a much more illusive ‘i’; an i-word responsible for Globalisation, the World Wide Web getting a little too personal and for how technology can change human behaviour.

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Thinking and Designing In The Meta

Originally published on Hub of All Things. (Img. Igor Bulgarin, Shutterstock)

It’s 0527am and I’m awake. And exhausted. The mind has been working all night trying to come up with solutions for the design of views on the HAT that would help a user to be creative with his/her own data. A long meeting with the tech team yesterday has basically got some of the technical stuff down, so that the data that comes onto the HAT has the greatest agility to be shaped into different uses.

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