IoT World 2017 in Santa Clara, CA focused on the role of the Internet of Things in verticals including industry, smart cities, smart home, wearables, augmented reality, virtual reality, IoT data analytics and IoT architecture.
I attended the conference and spoke to plenty of smart IoT experts at the event. Here are 17 videos with their take on what IoT means to the enterprise and beyond.
SEE: Internet of Things (IoT): Cheat sheet (TechRepublic)
1. Lin Nease, chief technologist, IoT, HPE
Platform as a Service is a key component to a smart city to prevent sprawl and islands of data. Connected meters, trash cans, connected vehicles and other smart city devices can be gathered into a platform and managed through HPE's universal platform. A current deployment in India impacts 400 million people.
2. Jim Hunter, chief scientist and technology evangelist, Greenwave Systems
A horizontal IoT platform can create new opportunities across sectors. The value of IoT isn't just connectivity, but what is done with the analytics afterward.
3. Sumeet Jain, general partner, Luma Capital Partners
IoT and smart cities are connected and IoT is an important way to conduct transactions, understand customers and deliver better CRM. Luma Capital Partners look for early stage companies with great teams that are seeking growth.
4. Austin Ashe, general manager, intelligent cities, Current
Data and analytics are foundational to the future of smart cities. Cities are going through a progression of updating their infrastructure and Current is working with cities to upgrade their infrastructure into a digital version.
5. Stephane Wyper, senior vice president, Mastercard
Mastercard is engaging with retailers in how to change the retail environment to augment the in-store experience with IoT devices.
6. Andy Lowery, CEO, RealWear
RealWear has debuted a new wearable tablet that targets the enterprise. It's ideal for industrial IoT so that workers can receive and relay information hands-free.
7. Stuart McGuigan, CIO, Johnson & Johnson
Find out how healthcare is changing with the addition of IoT. A recent study showed that healthcare is the third most advanced industrial application for IoT. Johnson & Johnson is using it to connect all the elements of healthcare together with a holistic approach.
8. David Grove, director of sales, Cassia Networks
A long-range Bluetooth router can connect dozens of devices at the same time and be routed to the cloud. Bluetooth sensors can even be put in public bathrooms to assist custodians with determining when soap, towels and toilet paper needs to be replaced.
9. Marc Musgrove, head of global PR, Micron
Micron is known for storage and memory solutions but it's moving into new markets such as connected vehicles, smart manufacturing and industrial IoT.
10. James Stansberry, senior vice president, US head of Samsung ARTIK
Security of IoT is a business issue in terms of liability for companies. Samsung uses the ARTIK platform with IoT to build security end-to-end.
11. Yoon C. Lee, senior vice president, product innovation, Samsung
Samsung is working with partners in the transportation industry to allow wearables to provide truckers with methods to combat fatigue.
12. Tracey Zhen, president, Zipcar
Responsible living in cities includes car sharing and finding more affordable ways to get around a city. Zipcar has taken 415,000 cars off the road and has prevented 1.6 billion lbs. of CO2 emissions each year.
13. Mike Bell, CEO, Silver Spring Networks
The new developer program at Silver Spring Networks allows for easier deployment of solutions for IoT.
14. Deborah Acosta, chief innovation officer, city of San Leandro, CA
A city cannot be smart without sustainability. It's an essential part of the smart city toolkit. Encouraging citizens to participate in initiatives and solving the problems they need resolved is key.
15. Abhay Jain, CEO, ActiveScaler
Making data useful for service providers is important to IoT and smart cities. Cities need to use the data to solve the biggest challenges for citizens.
16. James Stansberry, senior vice president, US head of Samsung ARTIK
Interoperability is the second phase of IoT in general and is needed to help grow IoT into a trillion-dollar economy.
17. John Miri, chief administrative officer, Lower Colorado River Authority
When cities use smart grids, it allows citizens to participate in sustainability efforts. The Lower Colorado River Authority is a special district in Texas that includes Austin.
- 5 lessons from IoT leaders creating sustainable, smart cities (TechRepublic)
- Silver Spring Networks expands its IoT developer program and pushes for industry standards (TechRepublic)
- Cisco launches IoT platform, partners with Microsoft Azure (ZDNet)
- The 4 IoT products a smart city needs in 2017 (TechRepublic)
- Detected documentary: Discover how an IoT bra can detect early signs of breast cancer (TechRepublic)
Teena Maddox is a Senior Writer at TechRepublic, covering hardware devices, IoT, smart cities and wearables. She ties together the style and substance of tech. Teena has spent 20-plus years writing business and features for publications including People, W and Women's Wear Daily.