Strategy

The Digital Twin

People are slowly moving on from thinking about theĀ Internet of Things (IoT) in terms of a new way of describing machine-to-machine connectivity. As with all step-changes, new technologies are first contextualised within the existing frames of reference....
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Proprietary data sets as gold mines

If data is the new gold, then for some IoT startups building proprietary data sets could be the gold mine. I’m a big proponent of open data but that’s for non-personal data held by government. Tax payers or rate payers fund the collection,...
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Enterprise IoT: Getting Started

In the previous blog post, digital reimagination of the business to drive customer value was identified as the number one characteristic of IoT Leaders. Fundamental change leads to innovation and substantial value creation. Just what is digital reimagination?...
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IoT For Businesses and Government Bodies

In 2015, 26 companies globally spent US$ 1 billion or more each on Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives. While most people in companies and government bodies read and set aside for the future the “hype” of IoT, there are some that are putting...
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The Science of IoT Product Management

Source: Episode 67 of the IoT-Inc Podcast (recommended listening) Hardware is still hard. And yet, hardware is only one part of an IoT product or service. There is software and connectivity. Then there is data storage, processing and analytics. Most importantly,...
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Smart Homes

I had an interesting discussion with a person interested in at-home assisted living for the elderly. With our ageing population, that’s an area where IoT can make a big social and economic impact.
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IoT Ecosystem: all opportunities are not the same

Both established companies and start-ups are eyeing opportunities in the IoT ecosystem. The nature of the opportunities and, importantly, the economics of each opportunity, vary quite a bit. Choosing the ‘right’ opportunity requires a fit...
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Decentralised electricity- ideal use case for IoT + blockchain

New Zealand’s electricity market- regulation, generation, administration, market clearing, transmission, distribution, metering and retail- are structured on centralised generation. Regulations drive business strategy and behaviour with incumbents...
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Design’s critical role in IoT

The Harvard Business Review as usual has a great new article on the Internet of Things (IoT). In The Internet of Things Needs Design, Not Just Technology the authors outline why design and technology need to work together as partners. This rests on the...
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What’s in it for me?

Lots of cities around the world, including our very own Wellington, want to be a Smart City. Most of them describe what they mean by a Smart City in terms of delivering better services, reducing costs, and better asset management. Sounds good except that...
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