May 17, 2020

Intel appoints first Chief Software Security Officer

Intel
Window Snyder
chief
Security
Jonathan Dyble
1 min
Cybersecurity
In the aim of placing greater importance on cybersecurity, Intel has announced that it has appointed Window Snyder as its first Chief Software Security...

In the aim of placing greater importance on cybersecurity, Intel has announced that it has appointed Window Snyder as its first Chief Software Security Officer (CSSO).

Snyder joins from US cloud computing services provider Fastly where she stood as the firm’s Chief Security Officer (CSO), having also previously held key security positions at the likes of Apple and Mozilla.

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“I am looking forward to Window leveraging her experience in the community and bringing further valuable industry insight into Intel’s hardware-enabled security solutions,” said Doug Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Software and Services Group, Intel.

Having been named the company’s first CSSO, Intel has also announced that Snyder will simultaneously act as Vice President and General Manager of the Intel Platform Security Division.

In her new position, Snyder will be responsible for overseeing the company’s security product roadmap across all areas of the business.

This will include driving external partnerships and internal synergies, and staying on top of industry trends and technologies to ensure the firm’s roadmap continues in the right direction.

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Jul 27, 2021

Wiliot secure $200m investment to create a new era of IoT

IoT
Wiliot
Internet of Things
Catherine Gray
3 min
Credit: Wiliot
Internet of Things (IoT) pioneers, Wiliot, has secured a $200 million investment round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2 to accelerate the company’s mission

Wiliot is a Sensing as a Service company and Internet of Things (IoT) technology leader. Its self-powered, stamp-sized computer is changing the relationship between manufacturers and their products.

With SoftBank’s Vision Fund 2 backing, Wiliot will accelerate its mission to create a new era of IoT. 

This new era will see intelligence and connectivity brought to trillions of products that move through global supply chains, from crates and packaging to clothes, medicine and perishable goods.

“Wiliot has created a vision of the future of AI-enabled IoT, and we are delighted that SoftBank is supporting us in making this future a reality,” said Tal Tamir, Wiliot’s CEO. 

“IoT is a vision created around Things and our mission at Wiliot is to use cutting edge hardware, AI-based sensing and an innovative business model to implement a safer and more transparent world, a world in which all the things around us help consumers use them better and suppliers avoid waste,” he continued.

IoT tags to support supply chains

Wiliot has created a platform built on Wiliot IoT Pixels and the Wiliot Cloud. Wiliot IoT Pixels are tiny low-cost, self-powered tags.

These tags can be attached to any product or packaging to sense a range of physical and environment data. This data is then fed into the Wiliot Cloud where machine learning algorithms translate data into actionable insights for businesses across a range of industries.

Not only does the Wiliot Cloud translate data into actionable insights, but it also ensures data remains secure, private and authentic.

There has been a huge gap as trillions of products travel miles around the world without any date being available as to their status, whereabouts or situation. This leads global supply chains in a vulnerable position.

Recognising this massive gap hindering many supply chains, Wiliot’s platform is designed to combat this issue.

Now, many leaders in consumer-packaged goods, pharmaceuticals, furniture and apparel have been working with Wiliot to add to their sensing capabilities, intelligence and connectivity. 

Powering towards a new era of IoT

With its technology, Wiliot-enabled products and packaging can sense temperature, fill level, motion, location changes, humidity and proximity. Wiliot IoT Pixels can be integrated into a whole host of different products, it can be integrated into both vaccine vials and food packaging, amongst other things.

This IoT technology brings real-time transparency to the supply chain. It allows brands, for the first time, to understand inventory levels throughout their retail channels.

Keen to accelerate its mission to create a new era of IoT, Wiliot will use the latest round of capital to grow its team and scale its channels for the launch of its V2 product. This new product will offer next-generation performance that will push forward Wiliot’s vision for a new IoT

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