Rise of the machines: Moving from hype to reality in the burgeoning market for machine-to-machine communication

An Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by SAP
James Watson was the report author and Jason Sumner was the editor. The report draws on wide-ranging desk research, cited extensively in the text, in combination with numerous in-depth interviews with experts and executives in the field. Our thanks are due in particular to the following for their time and insights (listed alphabetically by organisation).

  • Scott Kurth, director, Accenture Technology Labs
  • Bruce Thompson, senior product manager: M2M solutions, AT&T
  • Dean Keeling, director of smart homes, British Gas
  • David Mohler, vice president and chief technology officer, Duke Energy
  • David Masters, manager: technology development, Duke Energy
  • Nigel Jones, general manager: strategy, Fonterra Cooperative Group
  • Yiru Zhong, senior industry analyst, Frost & Sullivan
  • Nick Pudar, vice president: planning and development, GM OnStar
  • Jason Goldberg, founder and president, Ideal Life
  • Carl Beck, vice president: business development, INRO Technologies
  • Craig Wood, global head: M2M, Logica
  • Matt Hatton, director, Machina Research
  • Liz Parminter, energy expert, PA Consulting
  • David Stansell, M2M expert, PA Consulting
  • Richard Hutchinson, general manager: usage-based insurance, Progressive Insurance
  • Carlo van de Weijer, vice president: traffic solutions, TomTom
  • Marc Sauter, head of global M2M business development, Vodafone
  • John Keough, M2M analyst, Yankee Group

Download the report here.