Internet of Things Expert: Alicia Asín Pérez (interview by iDigi)June 29, 2012

iDigi's editors are bringing us a great monthly series: Internet of Things Experts. This month, they have interviewed Libelium's Alicia Asin Pérez.

Alicia Asín Pérez is the CEO and co-founder of Libelium, that designs and manufactures hardware technology for the implementation of wireless sensor networks. These networks are used by system integrators, engineering and consultancy companies to implement reliable Smart City solutions.

In her Opinno article,”The Internet of Things: the next tech revolution,” Alicia explains that the Internet of Things will be the next great technological revolution. So, we asked, what makes the Internet of Things so exciting? “The Internet of Things will be everything. The most exciting thing is that it’s going global in all of the markets and the technical advances have been amazing.”

Libelium published “50 sensor applications for a smarter world.” All of the applications on the list are notable, so we wanted to know what Alicia thought would make the biggest impact. She identified a few of the sectors that the Internet of Things will change, transportation, energy, security and environment control.

Alicia finds that the most exciting stories come from customers sharing cases of how Libelium’s products are being used, like the Waspmote. The Waspmote is a cost effective open source wireless sensor platform that focuses on the implementation of low consumption modes to allow the sensor nodes (“motes”) to be completely autonomous and battery powered. These wireless sensors have been used for a wide range of solutions. Some uses of Waspmote include:

  • Food sustainability
  • Forest fire detection
  • Pollution
  • Controlling irrigation in agriculture

Alicia’s passion and work in the Internet of Things is inspiring, so we were curious, who inspires her? ”I’m inspired by a little bit of everyone. It was a milestone when IBM started saying ‘let’s make a smarter world.’ I’m inspired by the companies that constantly reinvent themselves, like Apple. They prove that it’s possible to innovate every day.”

Read the full article here.

Via and Source: iDigi

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