ABSTRACT: A recent report by Forrester says more than 4 in 5 manufacturers say IoT will be the most strategic and important technology initiative this decade. With the emergence of smart connected products, it is becoming even more important to integrate the data from those products with enterprise IT. Because the IoT is an emerging digital ecosystem, it requires a integrative platform approach that meets near term needs yet is flexible enough to meet the long-term demands of the future. This presentation examines leading trends in modern IoT platform design and recommendations for building a lasting connected product foundation
Mark Benson is Vice President of Engineering at SmartThings, a technology company based in Mountain View, CA and a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics. Mark is a regular speaker and writer on the intersection of technology, business, and society as it relates to product development, technology leadership, strategic planning and execution, intellectual property portfolio management, software architecture, information security, competitive positioning, and organizational behavior.