Insights to the Future of IoT: An Aeris Webinar
“In any given moment, we have two options: to step forward into growth or to step back into safety.” —Abraham Maslow
In the highly competitive IoT business world of today and tomorrow, stepping back into safety is a sure-fire way to stifle growth. But with so many technological innovations, coming at us at unprecedented speeds, how do we know when to jump in and when to wait for more clarity?
Recently, we gathered several subject matter experts for a webinar to discuss where and how IoT innovations will take place, the various sectors that will feel the impact, and the sectors that might realize the greatest growth.
Once Size Does Not Fit All
One of the first realizations of this webinar was that not all IoT use cases are the same, and not all growth patterns or expectations are the same either. For instance, participants thought that several sectors in the U.S that were primed for IoT influence differed radically from the sectors expecting growth in India. Same technology, just different needs. Levels of autonomous vehicle availability produced several timelines to reach entirely driver-less vehicles. Connectivity uses even differed. Here in the States, we might think of thousands of solar panels in an installation, while in Africa, connectivity might mean clean water or a better way to cook food for a family or village. Same technology, different scale, differing outcomes.