Karl Smith is an inventor of open network UbiNET which he has patented and a holistic transformation consultant more involved with how humans have to deal with technology than the technology itself. Karl Smith is also former Global Head of Mobility User Experience at Accenture and Partner (founder), Global Head of Digital Design at Wipro Digital, current Chairman of the Human Centered Design Society and has relaunched or launched Design as a USP in several global enterprises.
Karl has always been fascinated by how technology can augment the lives of humans, his desire was not to build things that humans already do but to find out how technology could evolve all human experience. He is still looking for the Gene Roddenberry future today where humanity pulls together and projects all of us the next stage of evolution. Transformation is at core of this evolution; he’s highly engaged in Ubiquity or the IoT as it is a gateway point.
Project Charlemagne is a unification project that links existing technologies with a high-level strategy and vision for financial benefits for those who implement it and gain insights from it.
Project Charlemagne is using Ethereum smart contracts to establish uniquely identifiable items in an IoT network effectively establishing a secondary handshake protocol for network access, that manages policies and identities, this will also allow us to simplify the data that IoT objects require and use ambient power tagging. Some of the sensor technologies do not exist in the format we require yet and we are engaged with medical sensor companies to develop ones that will work with our system.
“Our first product is an IoT retail platform intended to support the mapping of the birth to death (and everything in between) journey of retail products.” says CEO Karl Smith.
While this first version is not as polished as the offerings of major consultancies it does have proprietary information schema, data architecture and ambient power sensor systems that enable IoT item tracking from birth to recycling.
“The opportunities are endless with item level IoT, our whole world becomes a data source, we can deal with anti-social behaviour on an item level, waste and recycling and finally connect product makers to their end customers.” says CEO Karl Smith.
While Paradigm Interactions has already fixed a number of critical problems in regard of enterprise architecture, ontologies and micrometa, component technology working on ambient power requires additional investment to convert real-world interactions into digital insights.
This project remains in development until we can establish a true testbed in a single domain within FMCG.
Until the IoT retail platform is complete Paradigm Interactions focus will remain on client enablement though its IoT Products service.