Thanks to Web Summit for inviting the IoT Consortium to lead a discussion on the future of connected devices this week in Lisbon. Thrilled that Cecilia Sevillano of Swiss Re and Jim Hunter of Delos were able to join me.
A few trends to look forward to in 2019 and beyond:
- 1. a greater focus on humanity / the “people” behind the things
2. more health/wellness platforms and services
3. a greater focus on seniors/aging populations
4. the emergence of neighborhood networks
5. multi-factor authentication methods to combat security/privacy risks
6. more discussion – and alignment – around data
The Internet of Things will make the world look like a very different place. Tech designers are working to connect all aspects of life – from home, to work, travelling, shopping or visiting the city.
During Web Summit, the world’s biggest tech event, Euronews spoke to Greg Kahn, CEO of the Internet of Things Consortium to get a picture of what life might be like.
The IoTC is hosting a Smart Cities Executive Dinner in Washington DC to discuss the future opportunities and challenges of rolling out smart cities across the US
It takes a village to build the internet of things. As new smart cities ecosystems emerge, public and private groups from widely different backgrounds must align and partner with citizens to create new business models that are sustainable for years to come.
The IoT Consortium was honored to host city leaders from Washington DC, Baltimore, Kansas City, Louisville, Las Vegas & executives from Microsoft, Intel, Verizon, Mastercard, Comcast, Cox, Bank of America and many more this past week in Washington DC to discuss the many opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. The conversation around how we can drive the tech industry forward without a clearly-defined national agenda was a fascinating one.
A special thanks to IoTC advisors Bob Bennett & Michael Mattmiller for co-hosting. Can’t wait to do it again soon.