“Our marvelous, globalized, interconnected, just-in-time economy has been discovered to be fragile. With companies optimizing for financial efficiency rather than resilience, supply chain disruptions propagated quickly and have been hard to recover from. From parts shortages for iPhones to food rotting in the fields at the same time as people go hungry … it is […]
There is nothing quite like CES to glimpse where technology may be headed. The Consumer Electronics Show is infamous for its colossal showcase of consumer tech, from tiny start-ups to the world’s most influential tech giants. Every year some 200,000 people flock to Las Vegas to ooh, ahh, and oh?! all manner gadgetry and whiz-bang […]
While blockchain technologies remain in the early, even embryonic days, they introduce new design configurations and data authentication, security, and sharing mechanisms that could evolve the IoT narrative.
Although the technology born of Bitcoin has received tremendous attention, investment, and development activity in the last few years, there are a range of challenges facing broader enterprise adoption. What follows are a very brief summary of those most related to its adoption in IoT contexts. Scale: The paramount technical challenge facing DLT-IoT convergence is […]
Over its 51 years of existence, never mind the reinvention of the consumer electronics market itself, Vegas’ annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) continues to be a coming out party for intriguing interfaces and frivolous gizmos. Although many found this year’s event relatively underwhelming, CES offers an important glimpse into the broader consumer tech market trajectory. From […]
What is missing from the Internet of Things? The paramount challenge for ubiquitous connectivity, never mind device autonomy, is a lack of trust. Our new research analyzes the intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies, known more widely as blockchain.
Disruption doesn’t occur in a vacuum. Companies must see beyond individual technologies and look for where convergence is fostering the unprecedented The scope and pace of technological innovation is ascendant, advancing at a pace that is impossible to keep up with. Much ado about artificial intelligence, blockchain, the internet of things, virtual reality, … the […]
How companies are tapping into interconnected ecosystems to drive business growth, and four characteristics of ecosystem enablement To build internally, to centralize and wall-off resources, assets, and infrastructure, to prioritize competitive advantage over customer experience—these are all deeply ingrained business instincts. Yet slowly but surely, the largest organizations in the world are embracing a counter […]
We may not see it, we may hardly notice it, but both artificial intelligence (AI) and the Internet of Things (IoT) are driving massive innovation in consumer and business environments. The smartphones in our pockets, for instance, are equipped with some 9-13 sensors, and have been running machine and deep learning on device firmware and […]
There are already more connected devices on earth than there are humans. The number of network-connected and intercommunicating devices is expected to climb well into the tens of billions within a few years. As the world grows ever more connected, how can we trust these devices? Such a network of intercommunicating objects requires a secure and efficient way […]