If you’re deep in the weeds of building the infrastructure of the IoT, or deploying the solutions that make all these “things” work, it can be hard to see what’s going on up above eye level. That’s why journalists and analysts are so important – it’s our job to keep an eye on the high level trends and best practices that are shaping the industry moving forward.
Recognizing that, the IoT Evolution Expo has a slate of analyst discussions that will bring you the insights you need to build your company’s strategy, and plan product development in an intelligent way.
Here are a few highlights:
Analyze This: ROI Reality
We are past the hype cycle of IoT and are now dealing with tangible numbers, but the IoT opportunities are so vast, the numbers can sound unbelievable. Hear from top industry analysts James Brehm of James Brehm & Associates, Isabel Chapman of Machina Research, John Greenough of BI Intelligence, Sam Lucero of IHS Technology, and Dan Shey of ABI Research and get insight into real projections, real opportunity and the real value that the IoT provides.
Money & Management: Is it Better to be Unique or Unicorns?
Is there a difference between the haves and have mores? There are currently over 140 $1 billion startups. Yet many of these companies have similar business plans. We ask our friends in investment, Homaira Akbari of AKnowledge Partners, James Brehm, Michael Crawford of Q Advisors, Michael Lenoce of MVP Capital, and Mike Walkley of Canaccord Genuity Research, what makes a compelling business cases? Are unicorns passé? Are there still unique investments opportunities, or is there nothing new under the sun?