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Esmeralda Swartz

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2016 Predictions: Mobile, Internet of APIs Economy, AI, IoT and Hybrid Cloud With another year coming to a close, it's time to dust off the crystal ball for our annual predictions. However, before we forecast any new insights, I want to look back at our 2015 predictions, which could be best summarized as a maturing of technology innovations introduced in prior years. Now that the fundamentals are in place, there's potential for significant shifts in both software and vendor shakeups in 2016. The emerging battleground of innovation continues to heat up between companies that make technology versus those that use it. Success will be determined by a company's ability to leverage and monetize its data and API assets, drive contextual interactions with customers, along with its organizational agility to react to competitive forces. Here is Part One of our 2016 predictions... (more)

The Smart City Data Marketplace By @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M

Today's modern day industrial revolution is being shaped by ubiquitous connectivity, machine to machine (M2M) communications, the Internet of Things (IoT), open APIs leading to a surge in new applications and services, partnerships and eventual marketplaces. IoT has the potential to transform industry and society much like advances in steam technology, transportation, mass production and communications ushered in the industrial revolution in the 18th and 19th centuries. Ericsson expects that over 26 billion connected devices will be deployed globally by 2020, representing stagge... (more)

Unlock $11 Trillion IoT Value By @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo #API #IoT

APIs, Marketplaces, and Services to Unlock $11 Trillion IoT Value Last week's #IoTuesday Twitter chat focused on the impact of the API economy on Internet of Things (IoT) as it transforms from Connected Devices to Connected Marketplaces. And IoT in turn creates the API economy. We had great participation from respected industry visionaries who share a view that APIs and API management, standards and interoperability play a critical role in the creation of IoT marketplaces. These days, there is not an industry or a consumer that is not familiar with the concept of IoT, whether fro... (more)

A Must-Attend Event: @ThingsExpo | #IoT #M2M #API #BigData #RTC

Are We Nearly There Yet? Moving from Connected Things to Connected Marketplaces This week, the team assembled in NYC for @Cloud Expo 2015 and @ThingsExpo 2015. For the past four years, this has been a must-attend event for MetraTech. We were happy to once again join industry visionaries, colleagues, customers and even competitors to share and explore the ways in which the Internet of Things (IoT) will impact our industry. Over the course of the show, we discussed the types of challenges we will collectively need to solve to capitalize on the opportunity IoT presents. EsmeraldaS... (more)

Take Page from Google Alphabet By @EsmeSwartz | @ThingsExpo #IoT #M2M #RTC #InternetOfThings

Take Page from Google Alphabet: Innovation is Necessity Not Luxury for Cloud & Internet of Things In the last blog leading up to our #IoTuesday chat we touched upon some examples of value creation made possible by cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT) and their role in reshaping both the Consumer Internet and the Industrial Internet. But, too often the uncertain return on investment (RoI) results in a short term focus on operational cost savings and not on how IoT can be used to transform companies and industries through innovative new business models. And in the age of the Int... (more)