Meetup Berlin

IOTA - practical application in the automotive industry

Max Thake on Aug 18th, 2017

On September 13th, 2017, we kicked off of our meetup series "Blockchain, tangle and beyond“ together with our friends from nakamo.to and innogy Innovation Hub.

After a presentation by Andreas Osowski (Core Developer at the IOTA foundation) about the latest developments at IOTA, Dr. Carsten Stöcker (Senior Manager at innogy Innovation Hub) shared some insights how innogy’s CarPass applies the IOTA protocol followed by a Q&A session.

About the Speakers

Andreas C. Osowski is a developer who’s passion are the small computational devices that are almost omnipresent in our everyday life. His main interest lies in making information technology tangible and he has written code for the full range of small embedded devices to large-scale multi server applications. Andreas has a mathematical background and approaches problems with a very analytical mindset, weary to not overengineer problems and always keeps performance in mind. He first stumbled upon Bitcoin back in 2010 and has been a passive watcher of the cryptocurrency scene ever since. He has been following IOTA since but recently, when he set out to discover existing solutions and protocols for M2M communication that also take into account future mesh networks — or build one himself if none existed

The IoT space lacks a well defined solution for M2M payments and universal secure M2M communication. When I first heard about the IOTA project and read the whitepaper, I was very impressed by the well defined approach therein. The future goals and past successes of the IOTA project and IOTA Foundation are very promising and I look forward to helping lay the foundation for the future of secure and scalable M2M and M2H solutions.

Andreas C. Osowski on joining IOTA

Dr. Carsten Stöcker (Ph.D. from University of Aachen) is leading the Machine Economy/Blockchain Lighthouse in the innogy Innovation Hub (formerly RWE Innovation Hub). Carsten is predominantly working on use cases and business models by integrating various technologies such as cyber physical systems, IoT, cryptography and Blockchain/Distributed Ledger Technologies. Prior to joining RWE / innogy he worked for the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Accenture GmbH. In addition to this he is also a member of the Future Council Network on Blockchain over at World Economic Forum (WEF).

I am very much looking forward to join the IOTA foundation and to help the IOTA team to get traction in the market. The unique and compelling IOTA tangle concept solves many shortcomings of today’s Blockchain technology. With IOTA many practicable, secure and scaleable applications for physical delivery of energy, manufacturing, logistics, mobility and telecommunication services will be possible.

Dr. Carsten Stöcker on joining the IOTA Foundation