IoT Agenda:

Skills


February 6, 2019  2:21 PM

Robots won’t take all our jobs. But will they at least boost productivity?

Lawrence Whittle Profile: Lawrence Whittle
ai, Artificial intelligence, augmented worker, Automation, connected worker, Predictive maintenance, productivity, ROBOTS, skilled workers, Skills, workforce

Last year, economists were buzzing as the United States posted some of its best productivity growth in three years. Perhaps the economy had finally emerged from the woods of the IT boom's conclusion in the early aughts and the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis? Yet, while the economy looked...

July 31, 2018  4:15 PM

Tips for overcoming the hype to succeed in IoT

Cheryl Ajluni Profile: Cheryl Ajluni
Business model, Business strategy, Consumer IoT, Education, Engineering, Enterprise IoT, Internet of Things, iot, IoT devices, Skills, Testing, Training

Ask any company these days if they are making the internet of things a priority and a clear majority will answer with a resounding yes. Ask them exactly what they are doing to make it a priority and the answer gets murky. It's an interesting phenomenon and one that foretells a growing problem....


June 21, 2018  10:52 AM

Automation vs. humanity: A false binary choice

Prasad Akella Profile: Prasad Akella
ai, Artificial intelligence, Automation, IT Automation, manufacturers, Manufacturing, robot, Robotics, ROBOTS, Skills, Skillset, Supply chain

Ignore the scary "human vs. robots" headlines. The complex reality is actually one of mutual growth and gradual change. Just over the horizon awaits an army of robots, standing motionless in endless columns, their metal heads gleaming in the moonlight. When the signal comes, they will...


March 5, 2018  11:10 AM

The future of fixing: What field service means for us in the next 50 years

Athani Krishnaprasad Profile: Athani Krishnaprasad
augmented reality, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT applications, IoT data, Predictive maintenance, Service providers, Skills

You probably haven't noticed them, because why would you? They work behind the scenes, an almost imperceptible force that, almost like magic, fixes our society. Behind the cover of night, during lulls in traffic, riding in on a fleet of branded trucks ... they save our cities from chaos, our...


February 20, 2018  10:08 AM

Putting the IoT cart before the horse

Rajesh Devnani Profile: Rajesh Devnani
Algorithms, Business model, Data Science, Internet of Things, iot, IoT analytics, IoT data, IoT platform, IT, Skills

The hype surrounding IoT platforms is reaching a crescendo, and at 500+ IoT platforms (by some estimates), we have a dizzying array of choice to contend with. Most of these platforms offer varying levels of functionality across the entire spectrum of the IoT value chain. Some operate in distinct...


November 7, 2017  3:38 PM

Four keys to failure: How IoT projects crash and burn

Mike Bell Profile: Mike Bell
Internet of Things, iot, IoT hardware, patching, poc, proof of concept, Skills, Updates

These days, the only debate on the value of the internet of things is just how big the market will be, with the latest round of estimates putting the potential figure as high as half a...


October 23, 2017  4:26 PM

The organizational psychology of IoT

Mark Benson Profile: Mark Benson
Collaboration, Digital transformation, Internet of Things, iot, IoT applications, IT staff, Management, Psychology, Skills, Training

We are in the midst of a major confrontation between an irresistible force and an immovable object. The irresistible force is technology disruption, and the immovable object is the change monster -- the inability of large organizations to make the necessary changes to remain competitive on the...


August 30, 2017  3:17 PM

Recruiting smartly for the internet of things

Mike Bell Profile: Mike Bell
Employee training, hiring, Internet of Things, iot, People, Skills, Teams, Training

As the internet of things continues to shake up different industries, businesses are being forced to interrogate and evaluate their recruitment strategies to make sure they have


March 29, 2017  3:27 PM

Industry and academia need to work together to close the skills gap

Leah Jewell Profile: Leah Jewell
Academia, Career Development, Certifications, degrees, Internet of Things, iot, Skills, Staffing, talent, Training

The technology skills gap is a thorny problem to solve. People might not have the technical skills for current jobs or those that are growing in demand, like those around the internet of things. On the other hand, personal and social skills are desperately needed across the board, but it's...


February 15, 2017  11:24 AM

Strategies for thriving in the age of IoT

Tejas Vashi Profile: Tejas Vashi
Digital transformation, Internet of Things, iot, IT professional, Leadership, Skills

The age of the dinosaurs came to an abrupt end with the arrival of a large meteor. As the huge reptiles died off, the quicker, nimbler creatures adapted and rose up. Today's digital transformation of business and government is having a similar effect, making short work of organizations that do not...


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