This week I’m at the inaugural Internet of Things World Forum, hosted by Cisco. To give you a sense of what was discussed in just one day, I thought I’d capture some of the more interesting tweets and stats. Below the tweets is a fun short video where I interviewed SAP’s Benjamin Wesson and with Cisco’s Monique Morrow!
One - New IoT Division at Cisco!
— Dave Evans (@DaveTheFuturist) October 29, 2013
Two -- Billions of people yet to be connected
“We still have 2 billion people on this planet that aren’t connected to anything.” -- Wim Elfrink at #IoTWF
— wjarrettc (@wjarrettc) October 29, 2013
Three -- Years until wearables worth $10B
Four -- Years in your life spent looking for parking -- in Paris!
Wim Elfrink: “Every citizen of Paris spends four years of his life finding a parking place” #IoTWF
— Old Dog (@LlanOldDog) October 29, 2013
Five -- How many millions of apps we’ll need for 50B connected things?
Six -- Key IoT verticals to know & grow
Seven -- A fun quote!
Eight -- How many hundreds of people attended #IoTWF?
800 attendees at the world’s first World Forum on the Internet of Things in Barcelona #IoTWF
— Lev Gonick (@levgonick) October 29, 2013
Nine? -- No one tweeted nine anything! Ten -- How many dollars you’d need to pay for the services of a smart toilet (yuck!)
Fifty -- Billion devices expected by 2020!
The number of connected objects by 2020 just went up from 30 million to 50 million, between two presentations. That’s inflation. #IoTWF
— Jon Collins (@jonno) October 29, 2013
One Hundred to Fifteen Thousand -- Comparing the numbers of movies to apps released each week!
100 movies, 250 books and 15000 apps are released PER WEEK. #iotwf
— Jürgen Anke (@JuergenAnke) October 29, 2013
And now… two interviews I found fascinating. You’ll see water pumps in a new light and hear the pearls of wisdom from Monique! I hope you enjoy:
Were you following or at the IoT World Forum? What have you learned so far? What did you find interesting or amazing?