Internet of Things: technology buzzword or technology trend?

Internet of Things is one of the hot topics of this year that is conquering the world by storm.

The phrase “Internet of Things”, or IoT, is likely not new to you, but what is it and why is it so popular?

 

IoT refers to interconnected devices that collect or exchange data via the Internet, like cars, wearables (think Fitbit), TVs, home security systems, vending machines, kitchen appliances, and more. Gartner predicts that 8.4 billion connected “things” will be in use in 2017, up 31 percent from 2016, and will reach 20.4 billion by 2020. Total spending on endpoints and services will reach almost $2 trillion in 2017.

As IoT can transform many enterprises into digital businesses, it is crucial for companies to understand how to implement this new technology. A new and extensive range of opportunities will be available, such as new business models, new forms of revenue, and better marketing opportunities.


Join us on June 21st at “The Future of The Connected Enterprise” at SAP’s campus in Palo Alto, CA.

We will bring together thought leaders, ground-breaking companies, and innovative IoT startups, and explore the challenges and opportunities around the Internet of Things and the Connected Enterprise, Connected Vehicles, Connected Supply Chain, and Connected Governments.

You will hear from:

Narayan Sainaney, Co-Founder and CTO, Mojio Inc., the connected vehicle platform, and app provider for Deutsche Telekom and T-Mobile USA. Moj.io has joined the SAP Vehicles Network solution – a part of the SAP Leonardo portfolio – and will provide parking and fueling through its app in the United States and Europe.

Sathish A Gajaraju, CTO for Sensify Inc. Sensify developed IoT solutions for assets and logistics that help companies manage demand generation while reducing order fulfillment and inventory cycle time. Sensify’s sensor-based software enables companies to track and trace millions of fixed assets, cargo, and truck driving behavior.

Debbra Rogers, CEO at Paradata, a big data analytics company focused on bringing transparency to global supply chain management and first startup to receive funding from SAP.io Fund.

Brendon Dever Founder of Heads Up, a simple, effective, low-cost, practical solution, which helps companies solve the problem of the safe use of mobile devices on site, and the identification of environmental hazards in real time.

Timo Stelzer, VP Digital Assets & IoT – Head of Connected Vehicles Research & Development, SAP and Jason Wolf, GM Global Technology Partners, SAP.

Join us to hear from Mojio, Sensify, Paradata, Heads Up, and other ground-breaking companies.

If you are an enterprise IoT startup, apply to pitch at the event and compete for the “Most Innovative” and “Most Transformative” title.