“Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology

“Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology, at Intelligent Sensor Networks Conference, Nov 15, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Internet has opened a tremendous amount of new business opportunities and the Internet of Things promises even more. In this talk, I will present a framework that can be used to enhance an organization in the digital realm. We will look at the now, near future and distant future. We can see how this framework applies to large companies and what the value of connected devices, data, and software is in this context. Continue reading ““Platforms and Ecosystems, how to build an Internet of Things business?” – Presented by Bob van Luijt, Kubrickology”

IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce

The Internet of Things (IoT) is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce. It’s less about the physical things that have a functional purpose, and it’s more about what becomes possible with the data that is produced by the sensors in those things.  This is especially true when you combine the sensor data from one thing with sensor data from other things, such as combining a truck’s location data with weather condition data 100 miles down the road. Continue reading “IoT is all about sensors and the data that sensors produce”

Most mind-boggling IoT numbers and stats that prove that the phenomenon is here to stay

The Internet of Things is here and it’s growing rapidly.  Internet of Things (IoT) or Internet of Everything (IoE) refers to devices or objects that are connected to the Internet, like your smartwatch, Fitbit, or even your refrigerator. These devices are able to collect and transmit data via the Internet, contributing to our big data world.

Smart, connected devices are already transforming our world and the competitive forces in business. To demonstrate how fast this sector is growing and what an impact it will have on our lives and business, I’ve rounded up 17 of the most mind-boggling IoT numbers and stats that prove that the phenomenon is here and here to stay. Continue reading “Most mind-boggling IoT numbers and stats that prove that the phenomenon is here to stay”

Connected devices are more reliable, but automation means complication

After two years of tinkering with complicated, ugly, frustrating and often pointless gadgets, I have experienced a connected-home system that actually works.

Pairing Philips Hue’s new hub with Apple’s Homekit software means I can turn off all my lights by simply speaking into my iPhone: “Hey Siri, turn off everything.” Off they all go, as if I had flipped a switch. This may seem a trivial feat but, believe me, this is huge progress. No fiddling around with poorly-designed apps, no anxious waiting to see if the lights do turn off, no forgotten passwords locking me out of my own network. Continue reading “Connected devices are more reliable, but automation means complication”

IoT: Glimpse into the future of food and water

In the near future, IoT will drive tremendous innovation in the way our food is grown, processed, distributed, stored, and consumed. Plants and animals will literally have a “voice.” Not a human voice, per se, but a voice based on data that can tell people, computers, and machines when, for example, they are thirsty, need more sun, require medicine, or need individual attention. Continue reading “IoT: Glimpse into the future of food and water”

Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy

Amazon is taking another step into the Internet of Things. TechCrunch has learned, and confirmed, that the e-commerce and cloud services giant has acquired 2lemetry, a startup based out of Denver that has developed an enterprise-focused platform to track and manage IP-enabled machines and other connected devices. Continue reading “Amazon Has Quietly Acquired 2lemetry To Build Out Its Internet Of Things Strategy”