Developing the Internet of Things Opportunity
That change will enable new business models, and create new opportunities, as the we find new ways of using old networks, and start using new networks to connect things together in a massive range of different scenarios and use cases. The GSMA, representing the mobile network operators, estimates the Internet of things to be worth $2.5tn annually in 2020, with $1.5tn of that going to the existing operators.
This course examines those predictions, and illustrates current developments in terms of business models, technologies, data handling, security, and interfaces. Case studies show what can be accomplished, using cellular infrastructure and alternative technologies including mesh and white-space networks, along with the business models which are driving them.
Critical factors in network design are discussed, along with the political and economical drives which are already creating a connected society.
Participants on the IoT Programme will develop or be able to:
- Contribute more effectively to strategic direction-setting or implementation
- Separate the IoT hype from the reality
- Identify and evaluate examples of IoT successes, and failures, explaining the contribution that key factors had on the outcome
- Evaluate networking technologies for application within IoT projects
- Outline key factors required in IoT data handling and analysis—including security and privacy requirements
- Trace the relationship between IoT, cloud services and software agents
- Apply effective techniques to utilise agents in creating IoT projects
- Understand the political drive behind IoT, areas for concern (to both industry and users), standardisation and regulatory initiatives, and the government funding being provided
- The Internet of Things
- Software Agents and Cloud Services
- Networking Technologies
- Case Studies
- Political Ramifications