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Towards an internet of secure things

With billions, and in the near future potentially trillions, of connected devices, the internet of things is a growing security and privacy threat. Bringing together over 40 partners from academia, industry, government and civil society, the Intersect project is laying the groundwork for an internet of secure things. On 14 and 15 October, the consortium is organizing its first annual conference.

Headlines

Kendrion locks up 3T acquisition
Quantum computing unicorn considers European HQ near Imec
Semiconductor boom might turn to glut in 2023, says IDC
The Netherlands joins European chip collaboration
$12M seed round brings Dutch stealth startup Axelera AI to light
Loop Robots cleans up with a $2M seed investment
TU Delft and NFI investigate next-gen forensic photography
Pharrowtech field-tests mm-wave-based fixed wireless access

The Agile coach as a counselor – what we can learn from Star Trek

In the third wave of Agile, the Agile coach will evolve into a delivery coach or a counselor. The delivery coach is best compared with a business consultant. To get a better understanding of the counselor role, let us warp into the future.

In other news

NXP launches AI ethics initiative (EE Times)
Tesla to use new batteries, tech at Berlin factory (Reuters)
Electron hole, meet your fractional cousin (IEEE Spectrum)

Optimizing your high-tech development and machine performance

The growing importance of software doesn’t take away from the fact that significant progress is always made in the interplay with mechatronics and electronics. “Getting the best results calls for a culture of a real machine builder.”