THE INTERNET OF THINGS (IoT) has become one of the biggest buzz terms in the information technology (IT) industry over recent months, spurred on by innovative technology such as the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Apple Carplay.
But the Internet of Things won't just be for the consumer world, it's also set to rock the world of business. Smart technologies are being developed that can be applied to a huge range of devices, allowing users to monitor and manage activities like stock management, healthcare and energy use, with benefits for both organisations and individuals.
Driven by the rise of increasingly connected devices and access to big data analytics, we're in the midst of a major transformation from isolated systems to IoT enabled devices that can network and communicate with each other.
In response to this shift, The INQUIRER has teamed up with Intel to host an exclusive roundtable event where we'll be discussing the Internet of Things with senior IT executives and professionals from a range of industry sectors.
The roundtable is taking place on Wednesday 21 May at the members-only Groucho Club in Soho, London. There are a couple of places left to join other senior IT leaders, journalists from The INQUIRER and Intel's Internet of Things experts on the day, so please email Lukas.Hall@incisivemedia.com for information on how to register if you're keen to grab one of the last few remaining places.
We'll be debating everything from how wearable technology like the smartwatch offers new business opportunities, to how you can manage the data created by the rise of the sensor.
The roundtable event follows on from The INQUIRER's week-long online debate in March, where we debated whether the Internet of Things will kill privacy. During the debate, technology commentator Chris Merriman argued his case against technology lawyer Louise Taylor, with Taylor just edging the win with 52 percent of the vote. µ