Henkel today announced it has become a member of The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). Henkel is a global company, holding leading positions in both consumer businesses (Laundry & Home Care, Beauty Care) and industrial business (Adhesive Technologies). IoT products and services play an increasingly important role in the company’s digital growth strategy.
“For us, innovation means that we are committed to provide much more than excellent physical products. With our brands and services, we want to improve the customer experience and establish relationships with people,” said Dr. Arndt Scheidgen, Head of Advanced Technologies, Henkel Laundry & Home Care.
There is huge potential for IoT applications in our everyday household products – from voice-controlled electronic devices to refrigerators with ordering function. That’s why Henkel is continually expanding its own smart home product portfolio: The company has just announced a partnership with Indiegogo for the development of a new dishwashing IoT device.
The IoT Consortium is a strong network of thought-leaders and IoT companies. “We are in the middle of a transformation and just at the beginning of what is possible in the future,” continued Scheidgen. “Partnering with technology experts and other companies, building a strong network, sharing knowledge and experiences will help us successfully shaping Henkel’s future. That’s why we are very pleased to join IoTC.”
“The IoT Consortium network thrives on diverse backgrounds and experiences,” said Greg Kahn, President and CEO of the IoT Consortium. “We are thrilled to welcome Henkel to our roster of elite companies that are creating meaningful business partnerships to drive IoT innovation. Henkel brings over 140 years of broad consumer goods and industrial manufacturing expertise to the Consortium.”
Henkel operates globally with a well-balanced and diversified portfolio. The company holds leading positions with its three business units in both industrial and consumer businesses thanks to strong brands, innovations and technologies. Henkel Adhesive Technologies is the global leader in the adhesives market – across all industry segments worldwide. In its Laundry & Home Care and Beauty Care businesses, Henkel holds leading positions in many markets and categories around the world. Founded in 1876, Henkel looks back on more than 140 years of success. In 2018, Henkel reported sales of around 20 billion euros and adjusted operating profit of around 3.5 billion euros. Henkel employs more than 53,000 people globally – a passionate and highly diverse team, united by a strong company culture, a common purpose to create sustainable value, and shared values. As a recognized leader in sustainability, Henkel holds top positions in many international indices and rankings. Henkel’s preferred shares are listed in the German stock index DAX. For more information, please visit www.henkel.com
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Leading Cloud Platform And SaaS Provider For Connected Cars Joins as IoTC Member Company To Accelerate Opportunities Enabled By IoT
CAMPBELL, CALIF. – Dec. 18, 2018 – Today, Mojio, the leading cloud platform and SaaS provider for connected cars, announced it has become a member of the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC). Mojio’s decision to join the IoTC – which includes more than 75 member companies – is fueled by the company’s belief in the critical role of strategic partnerships to develop win-win business models that accelerate speed-to-market and unlock the long-term value of IoT for consumers and enterprises alike.
The IoTC is a cross-industry business development organization dedicated to accelerating the Internet of Things (IoT) by enabling strategic partnerships, creating opportunities for knowledge sharing and taking a collaborative approach to overcoming roadblocks on the path to mass market adoption of IoT.
Mojio’s suite of telco-grade IoT solutions – including the company’s leading cloud platform and mobile apps for connected cars – create a smarter, safer, and more convenient car ownership experience for consumers, while enabling new revenue opportunities for enterprises across the automotive value chain, including mobile network operators, automotive manufacturers, tier one suppliers, car dealerships, automotive service providers, and insurance carriers.
“Mojio’s proven success in leveraging the power of IoT to deliver immediate value to both enterprises and consumers makes them an ideal addition to our growing portfolio of members,” said Greg Kahn, President and CEO of the IoT Consortium. “We look forward to collaborating with Mojio’s leadership team to jointly accelerate the mass adoption of IoT.”
Mojio’s IoT insights will be a strong addition to the already impressive progress the IoTC has made in developing insightful resources for, and delivering collective value to, the more than 75 member companies, including several existing Mojio partners: T-Mobile, IFTTT and Assurant.
“At Mojio, we recognize the massive impact that connected cars are having on the global IoT ecosystem and we’re looking forward to becoming highly engaged members of the IoT Consortium,” said Kenny Hawk, Mojio CEO. “Using IoT technologies to bridge the gaps between major industry verticals, such as automotive and telecommunications, is key to evolving how people engage with — and manage — the things that matter most to them in this increasingly connected world.”
Mojio has already connected over 800,000 vehicles around the world via its scalable, hardware-agnostic IoT solutions. As the go-to connected car platform for the telecommunications industry, Mojio’s experienced team has developed scalable IoT solutions that enable mobile network operators to unlock immediate subscription revenue, facilitate valuable net-adds to the network and help reduce customer churn.
Scalable, secure and hardware-agnostic, Mojio is the cloud platform and SaaS provider of choice for automakers and mobile network operators looking to build profitable connected car services. Mojio’s platform solutions and mobile apps deliver a smarter, safer and more convenient car ownership experience for the global driving community. With real-world data gathered from more than 7 billion miles of driving, Mojio provides a big data analytics framework that uses machine learning to generate actionable insights, unlocking the next generation of revenue streams for companies throughout the automotive value chain.
Founded in 2012, Mojio is growing in Silicon Valley and Vancouver, and serves some of the world’s biggest brands as customers, investors and partners, including Amazon, Bosch, Deutsche Telekom, Microsoft, SAP and T-Mobile. Mojio is a career-accelerator for driven tech professionals looking to shape the future of mobility. To learn more about Mojio visit https://www.moj.io/.
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About the Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC)
The Internet of Things Consortium (IoTC) is the premier business development association for the Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem. It is comprised of leading founders, executives and global companies in IoT. The IoTC’s mission is to ignite the growth of the IoT marketplace by leading the industry’s effort through strategic partnerships. The organization focuses on five key verticals: connected homes, autos, cities, retail and wearables. For more information on The IoTC’s work, please visit www.iofthings.org.
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