The Internet of Things: The Opportunities and Challenges of Interconnectedness

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Center for Digital Strategies Roundtable

Roundtable on Digital Strategies Publication

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The Americas Chapter of the Roundtable on Digital Strategies convened for a day-long discussion of the phenomenon of the IoT: What it is, where it’s going, and what is holding it back. Topics for the day included examples of current IoT deployments and the value they deliver; the business value behind IoT initiatives for both companies and customers; and obstacles slowing further progress. Participants shared perspectives from both the consumer and industrial sectors — and each group was surprised to discover how far along the other was, and how much could be learned from their experiences. Common themes included the primacy of providing additional customer value, the need for balancing privacy with commerce, the disruption to existing business models, and how in the world are companies going to manage and derive value from all this new data?

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