IT-Enabled Products and Services and IoT
Roundtable on Digital Strategies Publication
The European Chapter of the Roundtable on Digital Strategies convened at the headquarters of ABB Technology in Zurich, Switzerland, for a day-long discussion of products and services that are enhanced or enabled by technology embedded within them, and the relationship of those products and services to the Internet of Things (“IoT”).
Topics addressed during the day included different definitions of IoT, the readiness of corporations to address IoT challenges and opportunities, the differences in the IoT between the B2B and the B2C sectors, the impacts on existing and potential new business models, and what corporations have to do to at least keep up with, if not get ahead of, this massive wave in the IT and business ecosystem.
Participants in the session included CIOs and their business unit counterparts from hosts ABB Ltd., as well as Clariant International, Hilti AG, the Holcim Group, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, Nestlé, Swarovski AG, Tetra Pak, and Volkswagen AG. The session was moderated by Hans Brechbühl of the Center for Digital Strategies at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.