The Internet of Things: What Will Come?

I know everyone would agree that the Internet of Things paradigm is rapidly becoming a part of the mainstream electronics culture, as more people are now adopting smart devices into their homes and offices. A technical visionary like me will definitely agree that there will be up to 21 billion connected devices to the internet by 2025. Like every other technical visionary, I believe that we are moving towards an era where IoT devices will be a huge part of how we interact with basic everyday objects.


View of Internet of Things by a technical visionary, Denis Bederov


From the perspective of a technical visionary, I like to define Internet of Things, or IoT for short, as a network made up of devices that connect to the Internet, synchronize and share data with each other. Beyond computers, laptops and smartphones, IoT devices also include “smart” devices and gadgets that have been equipped with chips to gather, share, and synchronize data over a network. Some of these “smart” devices include washing machines, robotic vacuum cleaners, door locks, toys, and toasters.


Like every other technical visionary, I am of the school of thought that the potential of Internet of Things is enormous and limitless. The ease and convenience that smart devices connected over an IoT network render is boundless. Some common usage is using smartphones to help users make a grocery list, or savings, like turning down the heat at home while they are away. This means that we can have smart homes, thermostats, and lighting systems that can all collect data on the user’s habits and patterns of usage. I believe that the more data IoT devices collect, the smarter they will become and the more convenience they offer.


Predictions about the Future Trends of IoT by Denis Bederov


From the perspective of a technical visionary, I believe that a lot of IoT trends are coming up almost every day. These trends are here to make life secure, easier, and more comfortable than before, so I have selected and described some interesting IoT trends.


Higher Consumer Adoption:


As a hopeful technical visionary, I see the prospects that in the next decade, we will get to see a huge shift of IoT away from the usual consumer-based IoT. As the funding of the consumer-based IoT decreases, the future trends will usher in the industrial IoT infrastructure and platform. The only thing is that these IoT trends may actually require time to completely evolve, but most definitely will solve the difficulties in insurance, transportation, agriculture or telecommunication, and ultimately reduce the capital expense.


More “Smart” Devices:


As I earlier stated, individual consumers will no longer be the only ones using IoT devices. I see the trends pointing towards a growth in the number of cities and companies adopting smart technologies to save time and money. Through the use of IoT connected devices, I believe that we can have “smart” cities with smart traffic lights that collect traffic data, which can be used to sync lights during peak traffic times.


The “smart” cities paradigm implies that there will be cities that will be able to centrally automate, remotely manage, and collect data through different objects like visitor kiosks, video camera surveillance systems, and even taxis.  Powering responsive cities with IoT will help solve traffic congestion issues, unlock sustainable development, improve overall efficiency, improve safety, and ultimately save the government money by reducing the running cost.


More Dangerous Forms of IoT-based DDoS Attacks:


The world witnessed first occurrence of IoT-based malware in 2016. It was strain of malicious software that can infect connected devices such as security cameras. I have read about Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks that have used infected IoT devices to hack and shut down websites.


A more shocking revelation is that IoT devices can also be used to direct other attacks, and there are speculations that IoT devices can be weaponized, such as a country shutting down home thermostats in an enemy state during the lowest temperatures.


Final Words from Denis Bederov


Even though many people are concerned with security and privacy challenges that IoT presents, I believe that these challenges will inspire more legislative and regulatory measures. For example, the European Union implemented the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) mid-2018, and this has motivated similar security and privacy initiatives in the United States and in several other nations around the world. That means users can have more control over their data and privacy.

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How to come up with creative ideas that are worth a Patent

As a systematic scientist with years of experience and having worked on several projects, I realize that brainstorming for innovations can be quite a herculean task to undertake. And not just that, one of the qualities that really makes Denis Bederov an accomplished systematic scientist is the fact that I know that just coming up with an idea is not enough to get you a patent. Frankly speaking, generating the idea is the first step toward being able to obtain a patent, but it is at the invention stage that your intellectual property could be protected.


In summary, what I’m trying to say is that the single factor that determines if your idea can be patented or not is, if it’s still just an idea or if you have built a prototype of your invention.


How does Denis Bederov define a patent?


As a systematic scientist, I will define a patent as a government-granted exclusive right for a company or individual to produce or market a product. A patent lets you profit from and manage the way your product is used, distributed, and sold, usually for a specific period of time, often 20 years. A patent for your idea helps you protect the intellectual property of your idea, and gives you immunity over competitors who may want to exploit your innovation. When a competitor violates the use or distribution of your intellectual property, they can be sued and fined as allowed by the law.


Principles of generating patentable ideas, by Denis Bederov


When I work with teams and individuals, most times when people ask me how to really generate ideas worth patenting, I usually advise them that the best way to begin is to never think of ideas, but rather, think of your personal problems, or think of problems people around you are facing that really need to be overcome.


Every systematic scientist will tell you that innovative ideas often come from problems, and not by thinking about some startup ideas. Many big names, brands and companies that exist today stemmed from the problems their founders faced and then went ahead to build solutions for those problems.


So, what if you can’t find problems around you that actually require innovative solutions? My expert advice as a systematic scientist is that you can go out and talk with different people, understand what they do and where they need more simple and smart solutions. Take time to observe the people, listen attentively to field experts and objectively analyze the trends. To be frank, if you think sitting and forcing your brain to come up with some genius ideas is the way to go, most times, it just does not happen that way. Even if it happens and you come up with a wonderful idea, there is a great chance it might not hold water, unless it really solves a problem.


A Systematic Scientist’s Classification of Inventions, by Denis Bederov


Generally, inventions can be divided into two categories – substitutes and complements. While a substitute is a new or improved way of doing something that an existing product already does, complements are typically modifications to existing inventions, or concepts, usually in the form of accessories.


In some cases, complements would be easier to sell on their own, while in other cases, a manufacturer might incorporate the invention into the design of their own product which can use your invention as an accessory. In simpler terms, complements are add-ons that improve the functionality of an existing product.


In conclusion, because of the complexity involved in ideation and patenting, I always recommend that people come up with complement inventions because they are typically much easier to patent and market, as opposed to ideas for substitute inventions.


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Complicated problems can be quite messy, unstable, unpredictable and confounding. These problems require new solutions created specifically for that context, and you can only know that you’ve found a good solution after the fact. Not just for a systematic scientist like Denis Bederov alone, I believe that everyone can benefit from having good problem solving skills, as we all encounter problems on a daily basis. Some of these problems are obviously more complex than others.


It would be wonderful to have the ability to solve all problems efficiently and in a timely fashion without difficulty, unfortunately though, every systematic scientist knows that there is no single way to solve all problems. While a systematic scientist can quickly solve smaller problems by intuition or experiential knowledge, more complex problems or problems that have not been experienced before will likely require a more systematic or logical approach to solve. Whenever I meet myself in situations like this, I simply employ creative thinking.


Keeping the overview in the most complicated contexts usually involves working through a number of steps or stages, such as those I outlined below.


The stages include: getting a clear understanding of the problem at hand, breaking into tasks, defining roles, and defining deliverables.


I’ve met and worked with teams who are often curious of the qualities that make Denis Bederov unique when faced with complicated contexts. They eventually found out that I’m not just a systematic scientist like any other regular one, and it takes effort and time to attain my current status. I always advise that it’s important to give yourself the time to understand the most important things about the job first, while keeping in the mind the priorities and deadlines for the job. As a problem solver, I knew I need to be able to identify the cause of issues and understand them fully. I usually begin to gather more information about a problem by brainstorming with other team members, consulting more experienced colleagues or acquiring knowledge through online research or courses.


I have been able to understand that, depending on the industry, it may be easier to solve problems when you have a strong working technical knowledge. I also profoundly belive in gaining more technical knowledge through additional coursework, training or practice.


Complicated jobs are best broken down into a set of tasks that can be easily achieved by a sub-team over a short period. This makes it easier to achieve, and progress can be tracked in relatively shorter time.


The deliverable is the tangible thing that results from the work. The deliverable should have a due date as well, and should be relevant to the overview.


In summary, what does Denis Bederov advise?


In order to keep the overview in the most complicated contexts, I will advise everyone from a systematic scientist perspective that every context should have an encompassing aim that guides the whole processes, strategies and techniques employed in the activities. Only tasks and deliverables relevant to the overview should be accepted and tasks must not be oversimplified to avoid overkilling the workflow with so many deliverables.


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What is BIG DATA exactly?

Big data is a term used to describe the large volume of unstructured and structured data that a business accumulates over a period of time. It is regarded as the science of understanding and predicting human behavior by studying gargantuan volumes of data. Big Data is also referred to as ‘predictive analytics’ because it provides data that can be analyzed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves, which is important to every entrepreneur.


Some Big Data examples include analyzing Twitter posts, Facebook feeds, studying security videos, traffic data, weather patterns and heart rate trackers. For a well-practiced entrepreneur like myself, Denis Bederov, I think it’s important to know what Big Data exactly is.


Big Data encompasses the unstructured data collected from a variety of sources, including business transactions, text documents, email, video, audio, financial transactions, social media and sensor information or even machine-to-machine data. Other forms of data that make up Big Data include structured and numeric data in traditional databases.


People often come to me and ask, “Denis Bederov, what exactly is all the buzz surrounding Big Data about? Why do you think Big Data is important?”


Personally, I believe that the essence of Big Data is not just about the volume of the data you have, but what you do with it.


With Big Data, an entrepreneur like me can collect data from any source and analyze it to find answers that enable cost reductions, time reductions, new product development and influence smart decision making. When Big Data is combined with smart analytics, an entrepreneur can accomplish important business-related tasks like calculating causes of failures, issues and defects, with great accuracy, and even detecting fraudulent behavior before it affects his/her business.


So, from the perspective of Denis Bederov, I’ll let you see how business sectors can benefit from the advantages of Big Data.


If government agencies are able to apply analytics to their Big Data, they can be well equipped to run agencies, and deal with contemporary issues like traffic congestion or preventing crime. Furthermore, by studying social media, financial records, flight reservations, and security data, law enforcement agencies can predict and locate terrorist suspects before they perpetrate evil.


As for financial institutions, while it’s important to understand customers’ behavior to provide better services, it’s equally important to minimize risk and fraud while maintaining regulatory compliance. Big data brings big insights, but it also requires financial institutions to stay ahead of the game with advanced analytics.


Similarly, by analyzing big data, educational institutions can identify lapses in students’ records and make sure that students are making adequate progress, so they can implement a better evaluation system and support for teachers. In the healthcare sector, when big data is managed effectively, health care providers can uncover hidden insights that improve patient care. Occurrence of epidemic breakouts can be accurately predicted, and maybe even prevented.


These and many more are some of the boundless prospects that Big Data offers and I think just like me, Denis Bederov, every entrepreneur can agree to these points, too.


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I don’t think there is anything special about naming something that I am proud of when I think of my children. The mere fact that they are there, fills me with absolute pride. Even if they do nothing at all, I am proud of them. I don’t make that dependent on any actions or results. The love for one’s own children should be omnipresent and independent. If I only loved my children if they did something special, what kind of father would I be?


The first time I was really proud.


I remember her birth very well. Holding her in my hands for the first time filled me with pride and love. As a space scientist, entrepreneur and leader, I naturally hope that our son and our little daughter will develop into people who will benefit others through their own strength, intelligence and willpower. My inner wish is that they will be always well, are happy and lead a life full of enthusiasm and benefit for themselves and others. 


Indeed, my son is already going in a similar direction as I did then. He is enthusiastic about scientific subjects and achieves his successes there. He is well above the class average. 


Our little daughter likes to dance and paint. We enable her to go to the dance school and have hired a private teacher who promotes her individual talents.


Children should be allowed to develop themselves


It’s important to realize who your kids are. To understand what kind of  individuals they are and what talents, needs and desires they have. In this way they can develop themselves and learn that they are important. 

How many people are unhappy because they were never allowed to live the life they had within them? People who had to suppress their talents because of social conventions. People who hid their needs and desires behind their fears because they were taught to do so. 

I believe that bringing up children should not be pulling in a selfish and pre-defined direction that parents or society dictate, but supporting the inner forces, talents and needs of children.


I am proud of the inner development of my children. If they have recognized and understand who they are and what they want, then I have done many things right.


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What does Denis Bederov, a space scientist, do in his spare time?

I am often surprised by questions concerning my recreational activities. Just because you are a space scientist, is is construed that you have to have very different hobbies. Above all, spectacular hobbies! In fact, we live a lot on Earth. So, my family and I have fun doing recreational activities which most other families also like.


Of course, my wife and I have a very entrepreneurial mind-set in what we do, and we are often grateful that children live their favorite activities with their peers, such as sport and dance. But also finding moments to do something together and enjoying life is very important to us.


How Denis Bederovsplans his family vacation


Many people say they do nothing with their wive, husband or children due to lack of time. These are lazy excuses in my opinion. My wife and I are also very busy in terms of time and we still have time to spend time together with our children to experience things.

We live in the city center. For example, it makes sense to simply go up and down the big shopping street together. In 99% of the cases, we don’t buy anything, but it’s just fun to look at shop windows, walk quietly and talk. The topics of discussion can be things that you think are interesting on the road or experienced in your personal life. Spending time together is always a pleasure.

We also like going to the park. Rarely, but increasingly, we go on vacation together or do day trips. We have a favorite hotel, which we visit over and over again. Therefore, the organization is limited to the minimum. No hotel comparison, no driving time and you know what to expect.


Tips from Denis Bederov


Spending time with your family can be easy. So, don’t make too much effort or pressure to make something special. Much more important is how much quality time is spent with the partner and children, who will be sincerely grateful for it. You will live every minute with your family even more intensely and this is what even children and their partners feel.


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Familiar insights into the daily routine of the space scientist, Denis Bederov

Not only am I an entrepreneur, but my wife is also a successful entrepreneur. In addition to our existing companies, we also manage our small family business, which consists of us and our children. In the perception of our respective employees, it might seem that we live only within the company. Of course, it is not like that at all.

Especially as a family man with two children, you want to make the best possible use of time to meet everyone’s needs. We also deal with topics such as: who prepares food for children after school?

We have a son and a daughter who also do after-school activities and of course they are very different. They alternate between dance, sport, tennis, painting – which fortunately happens at home – but this diversity gives you an idea of ​​how full our family agenda is. This wouldn’t work without being a well-rehearsed team.


Denis Bederov: Nobody should be neglected!


In fact, it works! If a family member was unintentionally removed from the routine or tried to manage everything by himself, that would never work. At least not in the long term: everyone has to play a part, so that nobody gets neglected.


This is the biggest challenge as a parent and as a family man. You must take care to ensure that everyone is free to develop in the direction they want to develop. I’m not just talking about child development. Even as a parent, you want to grow and reinvent yourself in certain areas. It’s of major importance that the partner successful achieves this the same way you yourself find achievement. 


Denis Bederov: It’s about synergy!


I would call myself being more a pragmatic person who takes every step very carefully and makes plans. If it was up to me, our family life would probably be too monotonous, and on the other hand, it means that I worry about organizing and ordering at home. At the same time, I am the consultant, if there is a specific goal to be achieved, it’s clear that it will. My wife, on the other hand, is incredibly creative. Brings momentum into our family life with her ideas and is much more communicative. When it comes to finding the right words in the right situations, she’s the number one.


What makes a family work

Everything you teach to children, you should imitate. I am happy when I realize that there is also team spirit amongst the children and that they support each other with their personal qualities. Because just like with my wife and myself, each of our children has a different approach to solving problems. I can often even learn new things from my children.

Just when this mechanism is aware to everyone, everyone takes back their ego and at the same time helps the other with his personal abilities, everyone collaborates together and gets great results!

This is my recipe for a harmonious and happy family life. – Denis Bederov


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What drove the space scientist, Denis Bederov to top performances? Different stages of life always bring new motivational factors. For example, I still remember the time shortly after my studies. At that time the most motivation was something I didn´t like. I kept thinking about how I worked at the construction site during my studies.

That was a time period when I wanted to earn a bit as a student. It was an incredibly monotonous and physically difficult job. For two to three days the semester job was fine, but for two weeks it was quite exhausting and because of the monotony I found it very uninteresting. I lacked the mental challenges.


No monotonous work!


On the other hand, nothing better could happen to me. Because the thought of never having to do such work again super motivated me.’ Never again monotonous work that isn´t fun. Never again something, in which one you turn off your head or the head inevitably shuts off after a few hours because you are completely exhausted physically. ‘


Conversely, I was positively motivated by every job in which I received different questions practically every day, sometimes even every hour. Constantly challenged to consider solution strategies, to reach mental and mental limits and break down barriers, the self-responsibility to plan every day and to experience new things, has always given me great pleasure and still does. Later, as a space scientist, professional success came to me, but never in the main focus. If you have had success many times, you simply want more of them and act much more targeted to achieve even more success. I can hardly imagine that someone would like to stay at the same level because growth is what life dictates to us. Another area that is changing with career success is finance. 


A not unimportant area if you want to give yourself and your loved one a life that offers all the comfort you could wish for. Last but not least, of course, the recognition that comes with the achievements also motivates. This doesn’t even come from outside in the form of praise or a higher fee. Who is not proud of himself, if he has succeeded something that previously did not seem possible?


The greatest motivation for the technical visionary, Denis Bederov


What motivates me today is very much related to the fact that I now work on many tasks with teams or lead and instruct the teams. For me as a technical visionary, so to speak, a new dimension has been added. Since then I have been trying to transfer the goals that I define for myself to other people. However, this isn´t about pressure, coercion or control, but can only arise from the person, by taking him along.

I practically pass on my value system and thus shape others as well. When I realize that they are going through similar routes as me, that motivates me enormously.


Best tip for sustainable motivation by Denis Bederov


My best tip for sustainable motivation is therefore that everyone should first find their individual drive in themselves. This can be done through negative factors such as positive factors, such as joy. Once you have clearly defined this energy for yourself and it keeps calling you into the present. After that you can achieve great things with this power.

The supreme discipline is then only to carry along others and to arouse motivation in them. At the same time, this is the moment when you have achieved true leadership. – Denis Bederov


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‘ Good things take a while ‘ Of course, it doesn´t happen in a day to build up a business or successfully bring larger projects to run. Even as a space scientist and technical visionary this does not succeed immediately. Of course, it does not happen in a day to build a business or successfully bring larger projects in the air. Even as a space scientist and technical visionary this does not succeed immediately. The preliminary work or the preparation is essential and of course, it consumes the first time in a primitive way, the free time outside the conventional work.

It’s clear that if you want to be successful and if you want to tackle more complex projects, they are born almost exclusively at leisure before being paid or sponsored by anyone. Mostly even the whole preparation work takes place at home.


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If you transfer that to family life, you quickly realize that in the evening you can not just sit in front of the TV or relax on the sofa. Watch an interesting movie? Hardly likely! Instead, you sit longer on the PC or rolling books and journals.

A labour-intensive project also implies that you have a study at home. But that is not very uncontroversial at the beginning of family life.

In a systematic scientist or generally in scientifically oriented people, it is similar to passionate car hobbyists. The garage is virtually the study. You go there and spend a lot of free time here. As soon as one is not supported by the family at this point, the house blessing quickly goes awry. That’s why I’m incredibly happy that my family has always supported me on a variety of projects and keeps my back free, especially my wife, of course.


Why the partner, according to Denis Bederov, should be actively involved


It definitely makes sense to include the wife or husband right from the start. Explain to him or her in detail, what chances arise from the project, with what kind of workload one expects to set it in motion in a certain time, etc. The better the communication and the more discussed before the start of the project, the smoother it runs during the development phase and the concentration can be steered to one hundred per cent on the project. Of course, it´s even better to let him/her actively participate. This doesn´t have to end in extravagant and time-consuming work but can take the form of collections of ideas, discussions and minor relief work.

If you then give this task the appropriate recognition, not only the partner feels good and stands behind the project, you also have won in two ways, as a family manager as such a manager which ideas become reality.


See a conflict as a challenge


Of course you don´t expect that there will never be a conflict. That would be utopian. Because sooner or later, even if it´s just a very important business appointment, there will be a collision with family interests. Then the entrepreneurial skills of the problem solution are asked. Exactly to weigh, which things are regarded as urgent or important, which can be left safely and which are absolutely necessary for the intact family life. You are responsible for this balance and you must not forget what is probably the biggest challenge. But be sure that you don´t have to be a scientist to overcome these hurdles. 

Why you will succeed


Despite all the obstacles, you will be successful. Because you aren´t the first or the first to start a home-based project. Behind many projects, you wouldn´t guess how long I worked meticulously in my spare time. Without the family support, I wouldn´t have made it and they were there for me. This is what your family will do once you have taught them the importance of your ideas and inspired them. – Denis Bederov


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The most important trait of success, according to Denis Bederov


Sometimes that´s true, but most cases make a very different trait of success. There are actually no major secrets, but the motto is to work from the beginning continuously, sustainably and designed for long-term success.


That doesn´t mean bigger secrets but simply applying what you have learned. One has either completed a sound education or developed the knowledge itself. Staying on the ball with diligence and willpower is the most important thing. Simply understanding exactly what you do and applying the knowledge in practice everyday sounds banal at first, but is a key skill that pays off.

Most people don´t succeed, according to Denis Bederov

Most people will never be really successful and for one reason only: they do not work continuously and sustainably. They give up too fast and try something else. So entire life will be a hodgepodge of trying out. But there are only attempts and no successes.


No matter how difficult it will be, no matter how exhausting and no matter how often you will give up, the rule should be always carry on! Keep going and don´t give up. Recognize the mistakes and problems and learn, then success is inevitable.

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