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Esmeralda Swartz

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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 from their view of the clichéd smart fridge to the impact of the Industrial Internet. It doesn't matter what your business does or which industry you are serving. It also does not matter if you are a startup or an established enterprise with years of experience and a customer base in the 100s o... (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)

For the Past Four Years @ThingsExpo Has Been a Must-Attend Event for @MetraTech | #IoT #M2M #API #InternetOfThings

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)

IoT Becomes Internet of Agents | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #M2M #API]

When Does Internet of Things Become Internet of Agents? | Part 2 In my last blog, I discussed how the Internet of Things is really developing into what can more accurately be called the Internet of Agents. These connections and multi-agent systems are resulting in an increasing number of highly applicable, value-added bundled and branded services. The latest Gartner forecast for Internet of Things predicts that by 2020 there will be $309 billion in incremental revenue opportunity for IoT suppliers, mostly in services. The Internet brings us 21st century online versions of other t... (more)

Monetizing Machine-to-Machine #M2M | @ThingsExpo [#IoT #BigData #API]

There is a burst of creative ideas emerging in the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) space or what has become more affectionately known as the Internet-of-things world. With so many opportunities around the globe to connect devices and assets, many companies are starting to stake out claims in the M2M space. However, while much of the attention has been focused on the machine part of the equation, people are the ultimate stakeholders. After all, it is the individual who will benefit and have the power to act on the information through smart apps. Some of the most promising opportunities a... (more)