When #IoT – Internet of Things – achieves ubiquity in 2020 – with up to 200 billion devices (per Cisco & Intel, and revenues of up to $117B in healthcare alone… )
Whose realm will these loyal IoT subjects (aka.. things), be aligned & connected too?
As we’ve all learned from #GOT, the Kings & Queens of every realm must have a following – volunteer or otherwise – to accomplish their goals. It really matters little to the leaders of the realms if you are zealots or slaves or pawns – (…perhaps the exception is #Daenerys), it only matters how BIG your army is – and what strategic “dragons” you may have at your disposal. (It is also important to know who has #DragonGlass )
Given the recent #DDoS attacks – there are at least a few Black Hats that do have IoT #DragonGlass (#Mirai continues to be credited for the success of the most recent incident….) Ironic that in Japanese – Mirai translates into “….the future…“.
So who will lead the IoT Kingdoms? My money is on a few obvious choices – and those not so much…
IoT Dynasties 2016 – aka – Internet of Thrones
Industrial Kingdoms – #GE, #Siemens, #Honeywell. #Boeing, #GM,
Healthcare Kingdoms – #McKesson, #IBM (Watson AI & Analytics), #GE, #Siemens, #Apple,#Philips, #BlueCrossBlueShield
Consumer Kingdoms – #Google, #Amazon, #Jet, #Alibaba, #LG, #Samsung
Cloud Kingdoms – #AWS, #Microsoft, #Oracle (Potential), #GoogleCloud
Of course, this is not meant to be a representative example of all things #SmartSensors & #IoT – when you have $XXXXXB of addressable market in so many core industries – both Kings, Queens, and Princes – with a few well-heeled Dukes & Duchesses – have the potential to lead and control this nascent market.
Winter is coming… and so is IoT – will it be beaten back by #Nest Smart Thermostats….?
Who will reign the IoT Kingdoms? Choose wisely with whom you’ll pledge your loyalty…