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TOP Jobs in IOT Value Chain

IOT World

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Have ever wondered what are the top or most popular jobs in IOT now?

Answer: It depends on the adoption maturity levels of your country.

Just take look at the IoT value chain on the perspectives of maturity levels:

  1. Research – from fundamental to applied research and uncovering the mysteries of IoT.
  2. University IoT courses – educating the University students
  3. IoT training – creating awareness and educating the masses. From basic to intermediate and advanced courses.
  4. Consultation – Developing IoT Blueprint, framework and strategic plans.
  5. Product Development – Create new innovative IoT solutions
  6. System Integration – Integrating IoT solutions with legacy systems
  7. Selling IoT Solutions – creating new businesses from IoT

The above activities are translated to job opportunities:

  1. Researchers
  2. Lecturers
  3. Trainers
  4. Consultant
  5. IOT Product Developers (software and hardware)
  6. System Integrators
  7. Business Development

Personally, I found out that Trainers and Consultants are making money out of IoT since they are…

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Internet of Things (IoT) Database Infrastructure and DB Services

Mind Commerce

The scalability, effectiveness, efficiency, security, and privacy of IoT systems and networks will depend on robust IoT Database Infrastructure.  This will require substantial investment on the part of IoT systems and network owners as well as enterprise.  A good portion of the capital cost will be avoided as IoT DB services will be offered on an “as a Service” basis.

Mind Commerce sees an opportunity for datacenter operators and value-added managed communication service providers to offer many different IoT DB Services.  

There is an emerging need for a plethora of IoT DB Services including Identity Management, Device Management, Authentication, Authorization, and Accounting (AAA).  Many of these database services will require an IoT Data Registry as well as IoT DB Transaction Services, which will be used by IoT network providers, enterprise, and governmental organizations.

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Each of these entities will need to rely upon…

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Average and Median Age by Internet of Things Category – Q1 2017

The following graph shows average and median age in the Internet of Things sector. The graphic includes data through October 2016.

Average and Median Age by IoT Category Average and Median Age by IoT Category

The above graph summarizes the average age and median age of companies in each Internet of Things (IoT) category. The IoT Industrial category has the highest average age at just under 14 years. IoT Components and IoT Utilities/Energy have the highest median age, at just under 10 years.

We are currently tracking 1602 IoT companies in 20 categories across 47 countries, with a total of $26.9 Billion in funding. Click here to learn more about the full IoT landscape report and database.

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Transit Authority Explores EasyMile Driverless Shuttles to Improve Connectivity

RATP is researching driverless bus. Could this be the future of traffic jams in Paris ?

Motion Digest

Austin’s Capital Metropolitan Transit Authority (Capital Metro) is exploring the possibilities to deploy EasyMile EZ10 driverless shuttles — in an effort to improve connectivity between outer city locations and the mass transit network, according to Smartrail World.

Capital Metro operates bus, paratransit services and a commuter rail system known as Capital MetroRail for Austin and several suburbs. The transit organisation is exploring the opportunities for adding the autonomous vehicles to their services to access areas where traditional bus or rail service isn’t feasible. Capital Metro emphasises that the passenger vehicles will be used to compliment existing bus and rail service rather than replacing them.

According to Mariette Hummel, spokesperson for Capital Metro ( @CapMetroATX ) she said, “This is one of the possible options for our mobility innovation zones. Areas where large buses do not fit or where we have low demand means that we want to find a way to get people from those areas to our…

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LA 2024: Smartest, Greenest Olympics Bid Ever

The race just entered the last straight line

GreenSportsBlog

Paris and Los Angeles are the two cities still in the running to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games—the International Olympic Committee will make that decision on September 13 of this year in Lima, Peru. GreenSportsBlog reported on Paris’ sustainability efforts last month; now it’s LA’s turn to shine in the Green-Sports spotlight. We were pleased to speak with Brence Culp, Sustainability Director of the LA 2024 Bid Committee, about the many substantive sustainability initiatives her team is planning.

The greenest sports venue and/or Olympic and Paralympic Village is the one you don’t have to build.

That has been and is the mantra of LA 2024, the committee handling the bid for Los Angeles to host the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games, and especially its sustainability team. The bid process is now in the home stretch—the International Olympic Committee (IOC) votes in September in Lima, Peru—and only Paris…

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Difference Between Big Data and Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData

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Augmented OuterNet of Wearable Things

Difference Between Big Data and Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #BigData. What does it mean, as a vendor, to say that you support the…

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IOT/M2M- Who does what?

AI, Blockchain, IOT and Everything else on Telco and more

IOT/M2M- Who does what?

While most of the operators talk about IoT/M2M in same breath these are two different business model requiring investments in different skill sets and technology.

M2M- M2M is starting to contribute to a substantial revenue stream and will continue to be a top area of future growth especially for Large Telco. Focus is on providing a providing low cost data connectivity to a large number of device and provide global connectivity solutions. It is about signing up with large enterprise customers who are embedding connectivity is their products  eg automobiles, washing machines, refrigerators, elevators, payment machines, just about anything including whiskey bottles!

Important investment decision are centered on which Network Technology, Device Management, Wholesale and Retail Billing.

IOT is about solving specific business problem. Focus is on building capabilities to provide application and solutions that leverage IoT/M2M as enabling technology combined with API to either bring…

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Five Forces: Twitter’s Advertising Business Division

Twitter’s main businesses :advertising + data provider

This analysis focuses on advertising

 

Force#5 : New Entrants
Barrier level : high
Force#3 : Suppliers Force#1 : Competition Force#2 : Buyers
Direct known suppliers : opinion leaders, companies worried about their own usersIndirect unknown suppliers : people in a place at a specific time

Direct unknown suppliers : re-tweeters

Status : Twitter is the preferred mean of sharing information for people who own a smartphone. WiFi and data connectivity are of essence.

Direct known competitors: Google, Facebook, Linkedin, MySayDirect unknown competitors: Press / News agencies

Indirect known competition : other micro blogging

Status: very strong competition

Direct known buyers: Brands, Marketers who run frequent campaigns

Indirect known buyers : brands and agencies that get re-tweeted

Status: Being #1 gives twitter bargaining power, but there are alternatives (competition)

Force#4 : Substitutes Force#6 : Complements
Known substitutes : RSS feeds, billboards

Unknown substitutes : Group SMS messaging

Status : Fading substitutes

Little known about

Note: green = healthy, orange = possible threat, red = vulnerable

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iOS and M2M

There seems to be an increasing interest in the AppleTV box. Should iOS become a major player in the M2M market? Should iOS become the de facto OS of the M2M devices ? After all, the so called smart watch from Samsung is far from being a commercial success, because it lacks  purpose. As the vacuum expands, a new player is called in. Given the lack of interest from Microsoft and Oracle, Apple has a special position in this game, although calling might not be so obvious or interesting. I am sure that were Steve Jobs still here, he would throw the Apple TV in the arena, along with other iOS devices. Sadly, that is not the case and the status quo remains unchanged. 

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CeBIT and M2M

CeBIT will take place in less than two weeks. No direct mention of M2M, but there is no need. The  hottest topic of  this year’s CeBIT will be the use of Big Data. What to do with such tremendous amount of information coming from so many sources. 

How is this related to M2M ? It is more than you think. M2M implies the usage of Sparse Data. Like Big Data, we’re talking about unstructured information. Even if today the two of them seem unrelated one to another, in time, they will converge into a hyper-matrix (a way to organize high volume  sparse data ). Until that day, we still need to use what we have, be it cloud or  data warehouses.

I’m looking forward to CeBIT.