Live Webinar: Machina Research's IoT predictions 2017

19 December 2016

Every January Machina Research shares its predictions for IoT in the coming year. In a live webinar on January 19th, co-founders Jim Morrish and Matt Hatton will be discussing what we think will happen in 2017, derived from a host of suggestions from Machina Research's market leading analyst team. 

The last twelve months has seen some momentous events in the development of IoT. The year started with a bang when Cisco announced that it would buy Jasper Technologies for USD1.4 billion, an announcement that left everyone wondering how it would affect the combined entity’s approach to IoT. Other big deals this year included Softbank’s purchase of ARM and Qualcomm’s of NXP. The order of the day in 2016 was M&A, and some big M&A at that, stimulated at least in part by pursuit of the IoT. And let’s not forget ourselves: Machina Research was itself acquired in November, by Gartner. The maxim of ‘follow the money’ could easily be applied to IoT, and the financial investments were illustrative of a trend for the big guys to focus a lot more attention on IoT in 2016, including Microsoft, IBM, HPE and AWS. And it’s not just in the networks and IT, there’s also a big shove for IoT at the cutting edge.

Another eye-catching announcement saw Verizon place a USD3 billion bet on the fleet management sector with deals for Fleetmatics and Telogis. And this year saw lots of connected car and smart cities announcement (including the opening of the super-innovative Milton Keynes data hub). And it’s just possible that someone has finally gotten to grips with the smart home: time will tell if Qivicon, Amazon Echo or Google Home prove to be the answer. On the technology side, it was all go on access networks this year as we saw the arrival of the NB-IoT standard, and further roll outs of LoRa, and Sigfox attracted a further USD160 million in funding. But it wasn’t all positive. There were some hair-raising security challenges hitting home in 2016 including the well-publicised DDOS attach in October.

 And what does 2017 hold in store? You’ll need to tune in for the Machina Research IoT Predictions 2017 webinar to find out. You can expect talk on 5G, virtualisation, data management, analytics, security, machine learning and cognitive system, amongst many others.


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