I will not be a regular blogger. So much of what I do in developing strategy, technology and advancing IoT / M2M is subject to my professional life - but when the topic or mood strikes it will be here.

Amazon talks about "The Mystery Machine"

posted Jun 17, 2015, 8:45 AM by Stephen Bryant   [ updated Jun 17, 2015, 8:46 AM ]

Amazon Web Services are using the IoT Big Data platform for mobile traffic that I dreamed up as public reference. I've been out speaking at many conferences about this and it is really cool to see AWS pick it up.

One of the coolest things is actual predictive analytics - it is something that everyone is talking about, but actually doing it is something completely different. Building an understanding of how to analyse many gigabytes of data per hour and find methods to determine customer experience and predict their usage globally has been so interesting. When you have a mass of data it is a mystery - only when applying algorithms and statistical techniques can the mystery be understood to create value.

And the absolute coolest thing is that the platform is called "The Mystery Machine" and now I have hundreds of people talking seriously about a Scooby Doo van that brings value and utility to our organisation and our customers.

The Internet of Unsexy Things (aka Industrial IoT)

posted Mar 10, 2015, 10:21 AM by Stephen Bryant   [ updated Mar 10, 2015, 10:25 AM ]

Whilst I doubt I am the first person to come up with this term, I've been using it heavily to describe Industrial IoT. There will be huge advances in the Industrial IoT space that will result in massive cost savings and advancements in competitiveness for businesses and consumer will likely not even notice. Connecting these unsexy things will be the great, but less visible, success of IoT and enable businesses to move onto the coming Big Data revolution. Industrial IoT will also lead to less CO2 emissions and help us transition to a post-Oil economy.

I did my best to advance usage of the term at Mobile World Congress this year and got a few tweets on it.

IoT really is the Internet of “unsexy” things, however, these “unsexy things” are quite important —Stephen Bryant, Telenor #MWC15 #IBMmobile

— IBM Mobile (@ibmmobile) March 5, 2015

Industrial M2M or the "Internet of Unsexy Things". "...That make money" #MWC15:#MWC15IOT3

— Telco 2.0 Initiative (@telco2) March 5, 2015

BRILLIANT The internet of unsexy things #mwc15Iot3

— Jose-Antonio Perez (@JAPerezVazquez) March 5, 2015

Whilst it may seem silly, I do think that too much attention is paid to connected cars, smart homes and wearables in the M2M / IoT space. Creating the Internet of Unsexy Things will do more to create more profitable businesses and a smarter and more sustainable world.

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