Deepak Puri

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Deepak Puri is an IoT expert and the cofounder of DemLabs, a SF-based non-profit hub for technology innovation in support of democracy. Formerly he held executive positions at Oracle, Netscape and VMware.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Deepak Puri and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Monitoring the Amazon wildfires with satellites, IoT sensors and GIS

IoT-enabled shipping containers sail the high seas improving global supply chains.

IoT-enabled shipping containers sail the high seas improving global supply chains.

Global supply chains depend on shipping containers to transport supplies to manufacturers and finished goods to distributors. IoT makes it possible to track the location and condition of containers and their contents across ships,...

Robots extend the scope of IoT applications

Robots extend the scope of IoT applications

IoT devices are generally designed to handle specific tasks. Robots need to react to unexpected conditions that their developer may not have anticipated. AI and machine learning help robots deal with such situations.

Did IoT cyberattacks cause NY power transformers to explode?

Did IoT cyberattacks cause NY power transformers to explode?

MadIoT attacks cause blackouts with an IoT botnet of compromised appliances.

Guarding against the threat from IoT killer drones

Guarding against the threat from IoT killer drones

Weaponized drones trained to kill on their own? Are we there yet?

The vital role of technology in the Thai cave rescue mission

The vital role of technology in the Thai cave rescue mission

The Thai cave rescue – How IoT and mapping played a critical role from search to rescue.

IoT sensors, advanced ESRI mapping and Alexa warn residents of impending floods

IoT sensors, advanced ESRI mapping and Alexa warn residents of impending floods

Global warming and floods are an increasing threat to coastal communities. StormSense is an innovative project in Virginia that warns residents of impending floods using IoT sensors, advanced mapping and Alexa.

Improving supply chains with the IoT and blockchain

Improving supply chains with the IoT and blockchain

IoT (the Internet of Things) sensors and blockchain have the potential to solve complex problems for supply chains.

How IoT trackers can fight poachers

How IoT trackers can fight poachers

InvestEGGator is finding ways to stop poachers with IoT trackers.

IoT devices communicate by Chirping

IoT devices communicate by Chirping

No network connectivity required.

Drinking lead contaminated water? Better check your sensor

Drinking lead contaminated water? Better check your sensor

The next time you’re unsure about official information that might impact your health or safety, verify the facts for yourself with a sensor. They don’t have an agenda, and give the same readings whether you’re rich or poor.

Thoughts & prayers don’t stop mass shooters. Technology might.

Thoughts & prayers don’t stop mass shooters. Technology might.

Can technology help reduce mass shootings?

ElectOS uses open source to restore trust in voting machines

ElectOS uses open source to restore trust in voting machines

If you weren’t sure your vote would be counted, would you still bother to vote?

Oracle's digital twin simplifies design process for complex IoT systems

Oracle's digital twin simplifies design process for complex IoT systems

A wind tunnel for testing IoT devices may never materialize. But IoT designers can come close with some advanced planning and simulation with tools such as Oracle’s digital twin.

Technology helps first responders fight California fires

Technology helps first responders fight California fires

Sensors, drones, fire-cams, crowdsourcing and geographical information systems all help minimize damage and deaths.

How the Internet of Things can help protect both our safety and right to free speech

IoT solutions can help protect democracy and protesters against being run over.

Measuring how warming oceans fuel stronger hurricanes

Measuring how warming oceans fuel stronger hurricanes

Satellites and underwater sensors measure ocean temperatures. Scientists and meteorologists combine this with other weather data to track storms and help prepare for emergencies.

Tech enabled disaster response to Hurricane Harvey

Tech enabled disaster response to Hurricane Harvey

Here’s how Esri Disaster Response Program is helping first responders and the Texas Division of Emergency Management. Information on local conditions such as water levels, flood gauges, road closures and traffic conditions are...

How Atlanta streamlines traffic flows

How Atlanta streamlines traffic flows

Real time, crowdsourced data from the Waze mobile app, coupled with geospatial analysis from Esri keeps traffic moving smoothly in the ATL.

SunPower technology powers solar plants using Krypton Cloud

SunPower technology powers solar plants using Krypton Cloud

Multiple global operating centers, remote IoT sensors and centralized management deliver over 2.5 GW of solar power.

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