1. Introduction to IoT Technology:
Students are expected to demonstrate theoretical knowledge/skills and competences on IoT: terms and basic concepts; main application sectors; basics of hardware components (microcontrollers and microprocessors, sensors, actuators); basics of communication technologies and platforms; commonalities and differences between IoT and other technologies (e.g. Cloud computing, Big Data, Industry 4.0); IoT national and international policies.
2. IoT business strategy:
Students are expected to have factual knowledge, skills and competences of: features of product and services interconnected; IoT benefits and challenges; new business opportunities and competitive risks; IoT business solutions main features; IoT Solutions from user, business, operational, revenue and cost perspectives; introduction of IoT into business: i. strategy and alignment ii. Organization iii. Budgeting iv. Product development v. manufacturing vi. Distribution vii. Customer satisfaction viii. IoT solution; creation of successful IoT business for SMEs (how to implement an IoT business).
3. Overview of data analysis:
Students are expected to have an overview of: terms and basic conceptsof IoT data analysis; IoT Ecosystem for data acquisition, filtering, transmission & analysis; Architecture of IoT-systems; data processing approaches; introduction to: pattern recognition, data-mining techniques, AI-methods for data analysis; opportunities for predictive analytics; IoT data processing approaches: introduction to cloud and fog computing; role of big data, cloud computing and data analytics in IoT system; industrial examples.
4. Legal aspects:
Students are expected to demonstrate sound knowledge/skills and competences on: basic of legal informatics; privacy and personal information protection; new EU regulation on data protection; patents on IoT hardware and software; IoT standardization; liabilities and damages connected to IoT technologies
5. Basics of networking and security
At the end of this unit the student is expected to demonstrate a theoretical knowledge, skills and competences on: networking and communication protocols for IoT environments; risk analysis in IoT environments: i. basics of IoT security; ii. hardware and software vulnerabilities; iii. Security risks connected to the implementation of networking and communication protocols.