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Insurers are Missing the Smart Stuff in InsureTech

I consider myself a veteran of the IoT and, in particular, the Smart Home space having built start-ups and worked to deploy connected products and services through major corporates such as BT, KPN, IAG, Bell, D-Link, Lowe’s Home Improvement, and others.  I remain excited about the benefits of the IoT and connected devices; everything in our home will become IP addressable because it will make our homes safer, more energy efficient, and easier to manage. I recently attended an InsureTech event in London to see what [...]

By | 2018-11-13T21:38:22+00:00 October 16th, 2018|Insurance|0 Comments

The Future of the IoT is Services

Many people recognize that the IoT is not actually new. For years, industries have become increasingly sophisticated in the way they collect and use data from systems and devices. In the B2B space, the IoT market is already well advanced. The majority of new commercial buildings are ‘smart’; systems are connected to make buildings safer, more energy efficient, easier to manage and the cost of operation is significantly reduced. Even in agriculture, the IoT is well advanced. John Deere uses connectivity on their fleet of [...]

By | 2018-11-13T20:47:17+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Service industry|0 Comments

Manufacturers – Strategies for Connected Devices

Manufacturers are racing to enable their devices to work in a connected world but it presents challenges. In the B2B space, the IoT market is already well advanced. The majority of new commercial buildings are ‘smart’; systems are connected to make buildings safer, more energy efficient, easier to manage and the cost of operation is significantly reduced. Even in agriculture, the IoT is well advanced. John Deere uses connectivity on their fleet of combined harvesters to remotely monitor and maintain machinery as well as provide [...]

By | 2018-11-13T20:47:51+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Manufacturing|0 Comments

Utilities – the Early lessons from the Smart Home

The internet is such an integral part of our daily lives that we struggle to imagine life without it. To date, proliferation has largely been driven by content and speed but we are now entering a new phase of growth where the everyday ‘things’ around us will be connected to the web. This is the Internet of Things (IoT) and it will fundamentally change the way we interact with our environment. The IoT will ultimately be a game changer for many industries. Utilities have been [...]

By | 2018-11-13T20:48:11+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Utilities|0 Comments

The IoT – Reinventing Retail

When the Internet first arrived, retailers were slow to see the threat it posed to their business and most failed to recognize the opportunity it offered to reinvent their channel strategies.  This opened the door to new entrants such as Amazon who, in just 20 years, have become global retail giants. Ultimately, the internet proved to be hugely disruptive to retailers because they fundamentally failed to understand the threat and were slow to react.  It was almost with disbelief that retailers watched on as consumer [...]

By | 2018-11-13T20:48:22+00:00 September 8th, 2018|Retail|0 Comments