interview with Raffi Tchoboian, contributor to challenge Datavenue

Raffi Tchoboian student, and he was also a frequent contributor to the call to challenge ideas Datavenue phase. We asked.
How many suggestions of connected objects have you offered?

Seventeen ideas but it is not a guarantee of quality ...

In what category?

I think my ideas can be divided into three categories:

     The first is the addition of digital everyday objects: specifically, I look at things I have and I wonder what an Internet connection could provide. This is also a market already coveted by many companies.
     The second category is the recycling of a data object in a connected object: in fact, many households now own a smartphone that sometimes they no longer use. So why not come out of the closet this smartphone, place him in his living room and install a dedicated application? This application could for example retrieve permanently brightness room and adjust the lighting of your connected bulbs. One can also imagine that it can respond to the voice of the user, and offer many other services. This is an idea that I like because I think we have more and more material in our closets and that's a shame not to give them a second life.
     The third category is the collection of remote data currently, most connected objects that are on the market are connected objects "short." Generally you use your smartphone to control or retrieve information from these objects when they are a few meters from you (home automation, wearable, connected car). So why not offer services to communicate with objects that are geographically distant from you, which may in some cases be more interesting?

Are you a student and installed in Sweden and why?

I am a sophomore engineering at INSA Lyon in the Department of Telecommunications, Services & Uses. Currently I am in exchange for a semester in school Chalmers in Sweden.
How do you imagine that will change the world of connected objects?

Homes are starting to buy more and more connected objects. And when they have multiple objects, I think they will have a problem of interoperability. Indeed, we need a brand or application object, but especially these objects can not communicate with each other and it spoils their potential. This is why many companies like Google with the Work With Apple Nest program, but also with HomeKit with IFTTT website develop protocols so that objects from different manufacturers can communicate with each other. For me, it would be the transition between connected objects and the Internet of Things.

The final word?

After my studies in telecoms, I'd like to work in the Internet of Things!