The Internet of Things: Challenges for a Connected World
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm,
Sala de Puerto Rico - 2nd floor, Stratton
Michael Chui, McKinsey & Company (@mchui)
Phil Regnault, MBA ‘00, Hitachi Consulting (@regnault)
Dr. Richard Soley, SB ’82, SM ’85, PhD ’89, Industrial Internet Consortium (@richardsoley)
Markus Weinberger, Bosch Software Innovations GmbH (#MarkusWeinberger)
According to forecasts, there will be more than 14 billion connected devices in the next five to seven years. The efficiencies from a connected world will drive improved user experiences in energy consumption, manufacturing planning, healthcare, and retail, to name a few. How companies respond to the promise of the Internet of Things will vary greatly, based on their own visions for a connected world, their current business models and the challenge of adapting to a “sharing” economy. Will businesses profit, what new revenue streams can be realized, and how might companies plan for the new products, services and architectures that will enable— and secure— the Internet of Things? Hear from a world-class panel of researchers, journalists, and executives on the trends and issues defining this disruptive business and technological phenomenon.