Connectivity is changing the world around us – not just people and their smartphones – but the cars, the streets, the buildings and the places we visit. And technology firms and service providers are bombarding us with visions for the connected car, for smart cities, smart homes, smart buildings and smart factories. So, we have a pretty good idea of what connected services – the Internet of Things – could be like.
But we have much less insight into the business models that will underpin the connected world. There is confidence that it will pay for itself through efficiency gains delivered through automation. And new value (businesses) will likely arise from the data that our connected economies and lifestyles will generate.
The new Wray Castle training courses on Connected Innovation offers an insight both into the business and technology of connected innovation. We look at the disruptive players and forces which are changing the very nature of different vertical sectors, and the responses of the incumbent players that risk stagnation or worse if they fail to embrace change.
Our Connected Innovation and IoT Overview course traces the evolution from M2M to IoT. We assess the differing technology and connectivity requirements of different vertical sectors and the horizontal requirements that will be generic to most IoT services and applications.
The Smart Cities course explores the key drivers and requirements for cities in both the developing and developed world. The massive growth in city populations which brings with it environmental, economic and security challenges is creating demand for new approaches and technology solutions that deliver better transport, cleaner air, smarter buildings and a whole range of city services.
Our course on Connected and Autonomous Vehicles explores innovation in both the market for consumer services and transportation and strategies for building intelligent transport networks where both private and commercial vehicles communicate with – and exchange data to and from – networks of city sensors.
Underpinning the courses is an appreciation and understanding of some of the key drivers and enabling technologies of the IoT, namely cloud, analytics and communications technologies.