What we learned last year at the 1st Annual Conference of Things: Manufacturing is that the Internet of Things is real and there are clear patterns of disruption. If you are in the manufacturing industry, like the 70+ of your peers who were present last November, IoT is no longer nice but need to have as it will disrupt the industry. Yet, and depending how advanced you are with the implementation, many questions remain.
First and foremost:Strategy! It was evident from the conversations and presentations last year that the first step is to have a clear strategy with an understood and committed business case, yet the best advice from anyone who has already gone the IoT road is also to just do it and learn along the way. And think big, but act small (and leave room for tweaks along the way). The quintessential question when it comes to strategy: how will you monetize IoT?
The service you want to deliver should be the starting point, but it is very important to understand the huge potential that IoT has to offer, and to keep an open minded approach to not only improve your service offerings but to totally disrupt your business models and open new doors.
Further down the road, there are also issues around the ecosystem. IoT technology landscape is quite broad and can be complex, so how do you evaluate and make sense of all the vendors, and how do you build an ecosystem best suited for your business? And what of data ownership and security?
The 2nd Annual Conference of Things: Manufacturing will bring you industrial case studies of IoT implementation to use as best practice on how to start an IoT strategy, how to use data to design next gen products, how to make business out of connectivity, how to build an interoperable ecosystem and how to tackle the data security issue.
I look forward to seeing you this November!
Sincerely, Thomas Igou & the Copperberg Team
We are glad to present the first edition of Copperberg Research’s Internet of Things survey report
The Internet of Things (IoT) survey is a long-term initiative to shape a trustworthy, forward-thinking overview of the impact IoT will have on multiple business sectors and verticals. Over future editions we will look at the usage and maturity of IoT in Europe, from both private and public perspectives. The survey provides insight into the current perception of IoT, as held by leaders in the manufacturing sector.
We invite you to learn more about current and future IoT initiatives, trends and challenges across different sectors and organisations across Europe.
Download the Internet of Things report 2014 by Copperberg Research as a PDF- file: Internet of Things report 2014 by Copperberg Research.pdf
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