Teamwork makes the dream work
Despite these complexities, innovative people are inspired to create new services, build new value-based offerings, or take existing ones and make them better, simpler, or easier. Teams of these like-minded people join together to participate in, and form companies focused on bringing offerings to market that not only increase efficiency, performance, reduce waste and optimise resources but also improve quality of life, health and wellbeing. The same mindset permeates existing companies who embrace digital transformation as a critical factor to remain competitive and to stave off obsolescence.
Thanks to organisations such as IEEE, the LoRa Alliance® and the GSMA, healthy environments are created in which ecosystems and partnerships thrive. Lessons-learned and success stories are shared, knowledge and experiences are passed on, aiding to further foster IoT technology openness, availability, and adoption. These people tirelessly serve and contribute to promote, educate, and evangelise the benefit and value of IoT technologies and membership in its communities.
Whether you are an expert or a lay person, directly or indirectly involved, you are already a participant in the connected benefits that IoT brings. Our cities are becoming more efficient, safer, and healthier places to live in. Our energy and resource consumption are more visible and more accurately measured. Our workplaces more productive, our homes more sustainable and our industries more performant and less wasteful for which our planet is grateful. Not to mention our future generations.
IoT has an incandescent future
There is no doubt that IoT has come a long way and made a great impact. There is also no doubt that IoT was built upon “status quo” technologies that were once themselves just sparks of innovation.
Moreover, in all the talk of IoT it is easy to forget that innovation has a human face. No innovative technology would exist without the creative thinker, the torchbearer or the dedicated disciples not only ensuring the spark catches fire but that the fire burns brightly. Much in the same way, it's not the “things” that make IoT happen, but the innovative mindset of people who believe in it, standing alongside it ensuring its fire burns as bright and as long as possible.
With so many brilliant people collectively applying themselves to it, IoT has an incandescent future.