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GE Intelligent World Hackathon: Insights from Street Lights


In the Intelligent World Hackathon, running now through August 2, you can be one of the first developers to access GE smart LED streetlight network data and build urban apps on Predix, GE’s new IIoT data analytics platform.



By GE.

IIoT - the Industrial Internet of Things - is an industry that’s on track to ramp up significantly over the next five years.

In particular, the IoT sensor market is growing at a fast clip — according to a report from Zion Research, global demand for the IoT sensors market was valued at USD 4.9 billion in 2014, and is expected to generate revenue of USD 17.81 billion by end of 2020.

Unless you’ve got your heart set on becoming a dev in manufacturing or home automation, though, how does IIoT fit into your wheelhouse?

One answer is that IIoT is poised to disrupt not just how companies make things, but how all of us live and work. Case in point: Current, powered by GE, is building networks of smart LED streetlights to provide data insights that will transform the way cities run.

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In the Intelligent World Hackathon, running now through August 2, you can be one of the first developers to access this data and build urban apps on Predix, GE’s new IIoT data analytics platform. Using the Predix Intelligent Environment APIs to tap into data streamed from indoor and outdoor light sensors, you’ll be able to develop software solutions for public safety, traffic and parking, pedestrian planning, and intelligent commercial and retail buildings. As GE Ventures director Abishek Shukla points out, “The cities of tomorrow will need to aggregate different data sets, make intelligent decisions based on that, and still be cost-effective. Multiple areas are up for disruption: automated parking, theft prevention, trash collection, citizen-to- city engagement platforms, and public transportation.”

The hackathon has $58,000 in cash prizes, and the grand prize, second prize, and category winners each receive a free year of Predix, as well as a meeting with GE Ventures, GE’s startup incubator.

Urban planning meets IIoT: that’s some serious horsepower. Get more info and register at intelligentworld.devpost.com.

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