Not all technologies required for Internet of Things (IoT) systems are
accelerating at the same speed. Many IoT technologies are moving at fairly
typical innovation speeds. Meanwhile, device management, smart app
development, cloud infrastructure and services, data and analytics, low-power
wireless connectivity, and security are experiencing rapid innovation, and
receiving significant amounts of attention from small agile venture funded
With the IoT, there’s a rapid acceleration of new technology
integrating with mature technology. How can you keep up?
A great starting point is the
IoT Center, a dynamic technical community designed to help you leverage the quickening
shift to IoT. Whether you are a design engineer who uses our parts, or
you’re a partner, you’ll find the IoT Center helps you
effectively manage the challenges posed by the IoT life cycle where
comparatively mature technologies and rapidly innovating technologies need to
be integrated together into robust systems and brought to market quickly in
order to achieve market disruption.
Proceeding slowly or taking a “look and see” attitude
isn’t an option for most companies in the embedded device market today.
Almost all devices categories are under active review by someone (hopefully
you) to be integrated into larger IoT systems, or in some cases eliminated
entirely to be replaced by a few connected sensors and a smart app. If you
don’t believe the situation in your market is actively being analyzed,
let me know and we can compare notes.
Fast, lean IoT innovation leaders showcasing solutions
If you visit the IoT Center, you’ll see the innovation model being
used is inspired by the thinking espoused by recently published techniques
such as Lean Startup and Running Lean (see The Lean Startup: How Today’s Entrepreneurs Use Continuous
Innovation to Create Radically Successful Businesses by Eric Ries) and
Running Lean: Iterate from Plan A to a Plan That Works (Lean Series) by
As of today, all of our featured partners are incredibly fast IoT innovation
leaders who happen to be comparatively small. We are also actively engaging
with multiple larger established companies with great products. We expect to
continue adding leading-edge partners of all expertise and sizes to round out
the IoT product space.
As the IoT Center evolves, we’ll continue to adhere to the Lean
philosophy by quickly updating the content to reflect the latest IoT
innovations which are demonstrating market traction and providing the most
value to our targeted customers.
Who can benefit from the IoT Center?
Those who want to
achieve maximum disruption in their respective markets and are willing to work
with the industry’s most innovative product companies to do so should
take a serious look at the IoT Center.
The IoT Center will benefit product managers, system architects and engineers
working for IoT Device OEMs, IoT System OEMs and IoT Market Disruption
Partners looking to develop an IoT solution for a specific application not yet
firmly defined and/or established, and IoT System Integrators.
Check it out – and let us know how we can help
As an interactive community, we encourage you to provide us and the other
community members with relevant content and feedback. Please help us
understand what is most valuable to you from your perspective.
If you are now or soon to be involved in the definition, design, development or
implementation of IoT based devices or systems, please let me know via
email or the IoT Center Community. I would love to hear what you have to say.
How your company can get involved
If you want to take
it to the next level, my team and I are looking to deeply engage
now with a few (7 slots currently open) select pilot
customers and strategic partners who are looking to leverage IoT
now to drive some market disruption.
If this sounds like you, please let me know so we can discuss if you are a
good fit to get on the fast track of our program and establish a market
leading IoT position.