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Connected Car Myths: Busted

Shaun Kirby, Director of Automotive and Connected Car
Cisco Systems

The connected car is becoming one of the most exciting and widely discussed “things” in the Internet of Things (IoT). A recent study shows that the market will reach $52 billion this year, and that number is expected to grow to $155 billion by 2022. But, due to the rapid emergence and evolution of connected car technology, there is a great deal of uncertainty about these vehicles, what they can do, the data they generate and how secure they really are. Continue reading

What the Internet of Things Will Look Like 10 Years From Now

Tom Raftery, VP & Global Internet of Things Evangelist
SAP

I was asked recently where do you see the Internet of Things in 10 years? It is a cool question to think about, and to frame it properly it helps to think back to what the world was like 10 years ago, and how far we have come since then. Ten years ago, in 2007 Apple launched the iPhone. This was the first real smartphone, and it changed completely how we interact with information. Continue reading

IoT in Public Sector Applications

Will Winn,SVP of IoT Solutions
CompuCom

Representing a global opportunity of $4.6 trillion over the next ten years, the Internet of Things (IoT) holds many applications in the public sector, which includes municipalities at the state, county and city levels, as well as the education space, both K-12 and higher education. Leveraging an IoT sensor-based network enables organizations to gain information about what is happening in their vicinity in real-time or near real-time. This information can take the form of building occupancy data, analytics from video surveillance cameras or integration with a public safety network, for example. The data can ultimately lead to increased productivity, new streams of revenue and enhanced citizen experiences. Continue reading

The Connected Kitchen

Juan Carlos Lazcano, Vice-President of M2M for North American
Gemalto

As the gathering place, the center, and the heart of the home, the kitchen is often positioned as the focal point of our home lives. Now a wave of clever new connected devices are set to transform the way we cook, the way we eat, and the way we interact with our kitchen appliances. Continue reading

CIA Exploits of IoT Devices, What Lessons Can We Learn?

Alan Grau, President and Co-Founder
Icon Labs

Recent WikiLeak documents allege that the CIA developed, or sought to develop, or even “borrowed”, cyberattack technology that could target a wide range of IoT devices, including smart TVs, connected cars, and mobile phones. In the case of smart TVs and mobile phones, the attacks allowed these devices to be used to eavesdrop on either voice communication, data communication or both. Continue reading

Alphabet Soup: Understanding IoT Acronyms and How to Compare Them

Matt Smith, Head of Cortet Engineering – Colorado Offices

As the Internet of Things (IoT) industry continues to expand, new information on emerging best practices, technical specifications and design considerations continues to flood the market.Here at CEL, one of our priorities is helping you navigate through the deluge of information and identify which technology choices will have the biggest positive impact on your upcoming IoT plans. Continue reading

What Does 5G Mean for IoT?

Chris Anderson, Vice President of Engineering
Taoglas

The universal goals of 5G are to decrease latency, provide at least a 10 times speed increase over LTE, and service up to a million Internet of Things (IoT) devices per square kilometer. To meet these goals, 5G networks will look a lot different than any existing 3G or 4G network. Deploying technology solutions in the millimeter wave spectrum has completely different requirements and challenges from anything currently commercially deployed. Continue reading