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Beyond Smart Cities: How IoT is Changing the World

Beyond Smart Cities

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As a society, we’re on the cusp of experiencing a proliferation of IoT (Internet of Things) sensors and devices brimming with intelligence, designed to improve our quality of life in every way imaginable. But with all great opportunities comes significant challenges. For IoT this includes: security and regulation, data storage and management, and bandwidth.

Are we really ready for IoT?

According to Cisco, 75% of IoT projects are not considered successful. It can be said that we are still yet to cross a crucial inflection point where the technology becomes massively transformative at a societal level. Skills shortages, security concerns, and solution complexity can all create challenges when it comes to IoT deployment and adoption success. Equally as impactful is the possibility that we are yet to fully understand the true meaning of the tech.

What is the potential of IoT?

While IoT gives us the ability to incorporate many data points within our everyday lives, with many advantages and opportunities, there needs to be real consideration of the potential risks, security and otherwise.

In this eBook, we’ll discuss the IoT adoption journey so far, current applications, and future trends. We’ll share insights from some of the leading expert commentators and address the challenges with guidance on how to prepare for a new wave of game-changing opportunities.

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Rafael Bloom

Rafael has spent his career in senior Technology Product, Marketing Communications, and Business Development roles. His advisory practice focuses on the new organizational, product, and communications challenges of technological and regulatory changes, with a central aim of building and preserving revenue streams. This highly diverse work involves subject matter expertise on information governance and compliance by design, data privacy, and emerging technologies such as AdTech, mobile & 5G, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

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Simon Besteman

Simon is the Managing Director of the Dutch Cloud Community, the Dutch coalition of hosting providers. As a leading representative of the industry, he is a frequent blogger on industry and policy matters, a keynote speaker at congresses and conferences, and a participant at Dutch government round tables on matters relating to telecommunications, data centers, and internet regulation. He sits on the boards of various industry groups, with a focus on education, employment, and governance.

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Neil Cattermull

Neil has over 35 years of experience working with technology across multiple sectors and brings a unique perspective on easily understood technical strategies to technical and non-technical audiences. Technology analyst and social media influencer across emerging technology sectors. Leading industry analyst across multiple business sectors, including cloud, blockchain, 5G, storage, and many others, as well as the CEO at the Future as a Service - enabling consumers of technology to make the right choice, one service at a time.


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