Microsoft joined the Englander Institute of Precision Medicine (IPM) at Weill Cornell Medicine for a weeklong hackfest to develop a chatbot that supports both text and voice interactions with the Precision Medicine Knowledgebase (PMKB) for clinical cancer variants and interpretations. The knowledge base currently supports 163 genes and 518 variants with 404 clinical interpretations. Pathologists and researchers are tasked with accessing this information by clicking through the given portal; however, in an attempt to make the knowledge base more mobile, the team created a bot using the Microsoft Bot Framework that connects to several channels including Microsoft Teams, Skype, Slack, and WebChat. As a result, clinicians can now access this data in many different ways and make life-changing clinical decisions at a faster rate. Join Jerry Nixon and Heather Shapiro as they welcome Alex Sigaras from Weill Cornell Medicine as they walk us through the project and describe how they built their chatbot using various Microsoft technologies. [01:04] Talk to us a little bit about the Microsoft Bot Framework. What is it and what is it not?[07:25] What are some of the biggest barriers in medicine that are being broken down due to advancements in technology?[11:26] What project did Microsoft and Weill Cornell choose to tackle?[21:02] What was the expectation going into this project? How did it turn out?[28:59] What’s next for you guys?If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Websites & Blogs: Jerry Nixon's BlogLearn more about the Precision Medicine Knowledgebase
ABUS delivers approximately 50,000 IP-enabled security cameras per year and a few thousand IP-enabled alert systems. These devices are not natively cloud enabled because they require direct Internet connections done with port forwarding in the customer’s network firewall, which implies possible security issues. ABUS recently teamed up with Microsoft to create a cloud-based management and control solution that provides a central secure gateway for all IP-enabled devices in a customer’s network.Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes the team that developed the IoT solution that helps ABUS to securely connect their security devices to the Azure cloud in Germany and to envision a new generation of ABUS connecteddevices.[04:35] Tell us about ABUS. What do you do?[05:10] As technology is evolving, how is security changing as well?[06:30] In this connected world where everyone can see everything with their devices, how does ABUS overcome technology challenges to make this happen?[07:36] As we start to talk about cloud computing, data security comes into question. How do you see Azure's ability to meet those needs?[11:25] Can you tell us what the decision process looks like when a company like ABUS goes through the vendor selection process for their data security storage?[14:07] Can you describe for our listeners the project Microsoft and ABUS worked together on?[17:08] How is video different than your typical IoT?[18:48] Inside Azure, what services did you use to make this happen?[22:45] How did you use Azure Functions and what other Azure services are you thinking about using?Use the code and architecture from this project on GitHub, get hands on with IoT labs or start to build your own IoT solution on Azure.
Located in Arlington Virginia, Excella Consulting hires software developers, business analysts and consultants from all around the DC metro area. Their employees work directly with their clients to provide custom software and tech solutions for various business problems. Going beyond recruiters and LinkedIn, its often a daunting task to identify new hires for projects, so Excella Consulting developed a technical solution for their own employees and for their growing list of clients to match up skills with new candidates or existing employees for new projects. Join Jerry Nixon and Shahed Chowdhuri as they welcome Wyn Van Devanter from Excella Consulting, as they discuss how they built Skillustrator using a ASP.NET Core and Azure. [04:27] Tell us about this project Microsoft and Excella Consulting worked on together?[06:03] What can you tell us about the technology behind Skillustrator?[07:32] .NET Core can be used on multiple platforms correct? How did you utilize this feature for this project?[10:41] How did you integrate Docker into this project? Was it difficult?[12:10] How do container services and Docker relate for developers? What was your experience like working with Containers?[17:37] In your opinion, how difficult will it be for someone who is just starting out to develop within ASP.NET Core?[23:13] What's the possibility of something like Azure Functions working in an app like this?If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Websites & Blogs: Jerry Nixon's BlogShahed Chowdhuri’s BlogExcella Consulting
Telerik UI for the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) by Progress is a suite of 20+ UI controls for developers building UWP applications. It includes a wide range of controls for various application scenarios, including data management, scheduling, layout, editing, navigation, data/geo visualization, and interactivity. Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes John Bristow and Sam Basu from Progress as they discuss how these controls allow developers to build highly-performant applications for all Windows 10 devices — desktop, tablets and phones, as well as for IoT, Xbox and VR devices. [03:19] What is the UI Control suite for UWP?[09:39] Why is this UWP Control system special?[12:47] How about customizing the UWP controls? Is this possible?[13:45] How would you describe the state of UWP today?[17:13] What's my experience look like when I go to a non-Windows platform using your UWP Controls?[19:37] What kind of guidance do you give developers who are looking for UI best practices?[21:41] How do get this into the my UWP application?[30:01] Any advice for developers who just want to build their own control?[33:40] Talk to us about the UWP ecosystem. How's the Community Toolkit compare to yours?[39:17] What does XAML Standard mean for UWP?If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Websites & Blogs: Jerry Nixon's BlogDownload the Free Open-Sourced edition here!
Avatarion Technology creates custom solutions for robots. It develops applications for humanoid robots by providing customers with a complete infrastructure to work and interact with these robots. Its most successful solution is Avatar Kids, a unique, worldwide project that enables children and teens to remain in contact with their home and school environments during long-term hospital stays.Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes the CEO and Founder of Avatarion, Jean Christophe Gostanian, to the show as they discuss how this amazing solution is powered with the help of Azure IoT Hub, Azure Stream Analytics, Azure SQL Database and Microsoft Power BI.[02:00] Tell us a bit about Avatarion. What do you do?[10:04] How did you come up with the design for the robots?[11:53] How do students react to it?[13:30] Tell us about the tech behind the robot. How does it work?[16:30] How does this play with Azure?[31:40] What's next for Avatarion? What's the next big step for you?Use the code and architecture from this project on GitHub, get hands on with IoT labs or start to build your own IoT solution on Azure.
The drone industry is attracting the attention of many people who have innovative ideas for how to use them, and as a result many companies are now focusing on building new applications for them. According to a recent study, by 2030, fifty percent of the market for industrial drones will be focused on agriculture and photography. Unfortunately, there are currently no standardized safety mechanisms in place and these giant flying objects can be subject to hacking or malfunctioning. DroneWorks, located in Chiba, Japan, is currently working to fix that by building alliances with stakeholders to standardize manufactured drones and build an industrial drone flight controller and management system.Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes the CEO of DroneWorks, Hironobu Imamura as well as Microsoft Technical Evangelists Kosuke Fujimoto and Hiroshi Ota, as they discuss how they worked together on a project to develop a management solution and malfunction prediction system using Azure IoT Hub and Azure Machine Learning.[03:39] Tell us a little about DroneWorks. What do you do?[05:02] What's the difference between industrial vs. commercial drones?[06:18] What are some of the demands of flight controllers and why are they so difficult to make and make well?[07:53] Can you describe what this solution looked like as well as how you used Azure IoT hub?[09:50] When you went into this project, what were your expectations and were they met?[13:20] What kind of scenarios can you see this being used?[17:28] Describe the development experience while using new technology like Azure IoT Edge?[18:53] What plans do you have for the future of DroneWorks?Use the code and architecture from this project on GitHub, get hands on with IoT labs or start to build your own IoT solution on Azure.
Cities across Norway are seeing an average water loss of more than 30% due to leakages in their water distribution network. This represents a significant cost that ends up in the hands of consumers. Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes the team from Powel, a trusted supplier of software solutions for cities/municipalities, counties and the energy industry, as they discuss how they recently teamed up with Microsoft and implemented an Azure IoT “SmartWater” solution that provides organizations with the ability to discover and react to these leakages early. [03:49] Tell us a little bit about Powel. What do you do?[06:07] Can you describe the problem you were trying to solve with regards to water distribution?[06:54] How is water lost? How do you detect leaks?[11:25] What are the things that impact the flow of water?[15:02] How does the SmartWater sensor work? How do you communicate with it?[19:04] What do you see the opportunity for systems like this to adopted?[24:33] While you were working through this project, did you have any "ah-ha" moments?[26:32] How did DevOps play into this?[31:32] What's next for this project?Use the code and architecture from this project on GitHub, get hands on with IoT labs or start to build your own IoT solution on Azure.
In the game of golf, many factors impact the ability to consistently drive or putt a golf ball to its exact intended destination. One of these factors is the pressure (or force) with which the golfer grips the golf club. There are multiple theories on what the right pressure on grip should be, but they are all subjective and hard to quantify. Until now. Join Jerry Nixon and Blain Barton as they welcome Davide Mauri, Director of Software Development & Cloud Infrastructure at Sensoria as they share with us how they developed a new high-tech IoT solution involving a smart, connected golf grip. Tune in as they discuss how they developed this “Smart Grip” solution along with professional golfer Bryson DeChambeau, which detected Bryson’s hand-on-grip position and levels of pressure, monitored his golf strokes on different clubs as well as relayed real-time data to Microsoft Azure intelligent systems. [14:37] Tell us a little bit about Sensoria. What do you do?[26:18] Tell us about the IoT project you worked on with PGA Tour professional, Bryson DeChambeau?[34:31] Can you describe how you created the special golf grip for the club and how you were able to collect data from it?[39:20] What's next for Sensoria?If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Websites & Blogs: Jerry Nixon's BlogLearn more about Sensoria here.
Kongsberg Gruppen is an international technology group that delivers advanced and reliable solutions improving safety, security, and performance in complex operations and under extreme conditions.Shipping ports are a perfect example of this as they are subject to natural and man-caused conditions that affect both the depth of berths and channel. As a result, the harbor bottom is continually changing and knowing the depth is essential for safe port entry, docking, environmental affects and operational efficiency.Join Jerry Nixon as he welcomes Terje Nilsen from Kongsberg to the show, as they discuss how they tested out an Internet of Things (IoT) solution, which will ultimately provide their customers with up-to-date data to make better, safer management decisions about loading conditions prior to a vessel’s arrival at port as well as how much to load while berthed.[1:12] Tell us a little bit about you and Kongsberg.[2:50] In your opinion, what do you think is the next industry to be affected by disruptive technology?[5:22] Tell us about the industry you're working in and what project you worked on with Microsoft?[7:42] What are some of the different technologies that make this work?[11:31] How reliable is the behavior of the sea? Are there certain patterns that you can predict?[15:18] How do you get a signal under water? Does it have some sort of floating antennae?[18:57] What do you say to organizations that are still afraid of cloud computing?[21:52] Your device was running Linux originally. When you first went into this, did you expect the Microsoft cloud to support non-Microsoft technologies?[24:30] What would you say to a developer who would like to implement what you created?[28:01] Do you see this project being implemented in other projects you're working on?Use the code and architecture from this project on GitHub, get hands on with IoT labs or start to build your own IoT solution on Azure.
Founded in 2013, Shareablee is the first and only industry-level measurement solution for media companies and brands wanting to understand the impact and effectiveness of their cross-platform social media campaigns. Shareablee captures real-time interactions of more than +850M consumers against its global dictionary of brands, publishers, TV shows, influencers, celebrities and more. Join David Giard as he welcomes CEO & Founder of Shareablee,Tania Yuki, to the show as they discuss how they use Microsoft Azure and Machine Learning to deliver their solution as well as describe their experience with the Microsoft BizSpark program. [0:53] Tell us about Shareablee. What do you do?[3:25] How does this work? What technologies are you using?[4:47] Are you using the cloud and Azure Machine Learning to tackle this?[5:32] What motivated you to start this company? Follow the conversation @bizspark Become a Fan @ facebook.com/bizspark Join our LinkedIn Group Subscribe to our YouTube videos Subscribe to our podcast via iTunes, Windows Phone Marketplace or RSS If you're interested in learning more about the products or solutions discussed in this episode, click on any of the below links for free, in-depth information: Websites & Blogs: David Giard's BlogLearn more about ShareableeVideos: (Part 1) Women Building the Future – An Interview with Tereza Nemessanyi(Part 2) Women Building the Future – An Interview with Bernadine Brocker, CEO of Vastari(Part 3) Women Building the Future – An Interview with Diana Paredes, CEO of Suade(Part 4) Women Building the Future – An Interview with Jennifer Whaley, CEO of Pose a Pet(Part 5) Women Building the Future – An Interview with Luan Cox, CEO of Crowdnetic(Part 6) Women Building the Future – See how UAE's startup Nabbesh gives opportunities to women freelancers.