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internet of things &
the importance of connectivity
This lesson is devoted do explain how
everyday objects are becoming
"smart" and more connected to each
other and to users.
WHAT IS “INTERNET OF THINGS”?
ARE THOSE SCENARIOS SO FUTURISTIC?
“WHIRLPOOL CONNECTIVITY” PROJECT
internet of things
“It is an Internet of assemblies of people and
technology brought together to act on the important
questions of today.”
machine to machine (M2M)
All the objects around us can be connected between them and between users.
New technologies gather and process informations about objects and users to share
them for making better services and our everyday experience.
Putting objects in communication brings life to a process of transformation that will
create intelligent factories, digital medical services, mobile collaborations, virtual
assistants and connected vehicle.
evolution of innovation
As we learned from Lesson 1, innovation is faster and faster!
Over the years we have seen so many new technologies and platforms.
This context leads to a continuous evolution:
To real time
how we arrived here?
a new digital
a lower cost
Growth of M2M
In this video Greg explains the macro trends behind the
connected home and IoT, the importance of software
and the cloud in today’s hardware, commoditization of
hardware, and the need to focus on actual customer
problems rather than novel gimmicks.
Greg Duffy - CEO, DropCam
BIGGER IS BETTER
ACCESS TO INFORMATION
The Internet of Everything (IoE) Value Index - Cisco 2013
Our scenario is moving
BETTER IS BETTER
INTELLIGENCE AT THE POINT OF DECISION
In 2012, there were 8.7 billion connected objects globally,
constituting 0.6% of the ‘things' in the world. In 2013, this number
has exceeded 10.0 billion.
We expect the number of connected objects to reach 50bn by
2020 (2.7% of things in the world).
We expect connectivity costs to reduce at a 25% CAGR during
2012-20, which is approximately equal to the growth in number of
Lastly, we believe that more than 50% of the connected objects
added during 2013-20 will be added in the last 3 years of the
Let’s see some examples and review
of main connected products currently on the market
samsung smart home
Samsung's single platform will connect all smart
devices and home appliances, allowing consumers
to monitor and control every aspect of their home
from any mobile device (phone, wearables, etc.).
Petcube allows pet owners to interact with their
animals remotely. Featuring a laser pointer, wide
angle lens, speakers and wifi, the device syncs
with a mobile app, allowing owners to keep track
of and play games with domestic animals.
The wireless-connected iKettle can
be turned on remotely by using an
associated mobile app.
For the Internet of Things world,
Whirlpool wants to stay ahead of the
curve with a connectivity app:
designing a digital tool that lets users
control all the Whirlpool devices they
have at home by mobile, remotely,
and possibly integrate them and their
Have you heard of the "new retail"?
Discover in our next lesson what it is and why
companies need to adapt to this!
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