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Moderate, good, occasionally poor, a forecast for the internet of things.


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Talk given at the Minnesota High Tech Association Spring Conference on April 21st 2016.

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Moderate, good, occasionally poor, a forecast for the internet of things.

  1. 1. Moderate, good, occasionally poor. A forecast for the internet of things. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino @iotwatch
  2. 2. Tinker London designswarm Good Night Lamp
  3. 3. Three points. Hardware is hard because it should be. Software is key but depends on hardware. The mix of the two requires cross-department, cross-business collaboration and citizen engagement. It will change the way business is done in tech.
  4. 4. What’s it all about?
  5. 5. What I know and what it costs
  6. 6. Plenty of ways to prototype. Arduino & RaspberryPi SamLabs
  7. 7. What is #iot?
  8. 8. Occasionally poor.
  9. 9. Oh well.
  10. 10. Always paying for hardware. My old British Gas Hive My new British Gas Hive
  11. 11. Moderate.
  12. 12. Micro-management syndrome. Whirlpool app
  13. 13. Not knowing when a software solution could be better Samsung smart fridge
  14. 14. Good.
  15. 15. Software as a glue to things that already work
  16. 16. Hiding in plain sight. Flood Network
  17. 17. Software that has to work but not that often.
  18. 18. Hardware for people who care. Japan Geiger Maps
  19. 19. Just in time hardware & health services. Project Andiamo
  20. 20. So what?
  21. 21. Ways forward. Allocate time & budget to experiment & collaborate across business units. Internal R&D with choice customers & small batch prototyping. Send staff into incubators. Work with startups. Open source to engage and get feedback.
  22. 22. Thank you. Alexandra Deschamps-Sonsino @iotwatch