The Industrial Internet of Things got off to a roaring start in the first week of 2014 when Cisco Systems chairman and CEO John Chambers pronounced that the Internet of Things would have a total impact of $19 trillion by 2017. Yes, thatís trillion with a T.
Chambersís stunning keynote address at CES was followed by a number of announcements over the past few months that underscore the notion that 2014 will be the breakout year for IIoT. Last year it was just a buzzword; now itís looking to be an industry with its own tradeshows, conferences, and, who knows, maybe its own websites and magazines.
Here are the top 10 IIoT developments since Chambersís CES keynote. Click on the image below to start the slideshow.
January 7, 2014: John Chambers predicts massive financial impact of IoT
At a keynote address at the Consumer Electronics Show, Chambers, chairman and CEO of Cisco Systems, said the value of the evolving Internet of Things -- or Internet of Everything, as Cisco calls it -- will reach $19 trillion by 2017. He said 2014 will be the IoTís breakout year. (Source: Cisco Systems)
interesting slides. O'Reilly Media is putting a lot of editorial resources in understanding the impact of IoTH(Internet of Things and Humans) in society via reports and their SolidCon conference. The IIoT is on their radar in terms of the technologies that will impact the connected and programmable world of the future. The SolidCon conference started yesterday and will be concluding today at approximately 6:00pm PDT. A live video feed of the conference is being provided by O'Relly Media with past discussions posted on the website links shown below.
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