This week, Cisco is hosting over 70 companies and organizations for a second annual in-person Steering Committee meeting to plan the second Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF). The goal of the Steering Committee is to shape the eventual Forum’s agenda and ensure it addresses top market opportunities and challenges that will influence global, political and environmental issues.
The committee itself consists of thought leaders from business, universities, and governments from across these 70 companies and groups. It is further broken out into 12 horizontal and vertical working groups who will be meeting as a group this week and who will continue to meet at a set cadence over the next six months in lead-up to the second IoTWF.
The overall goal of the IoTWF – and why Cisco started it in the first place – is address topics that will improve the lives of citizens and businesses across manufacturing, energy, health, education, innovation, transportation, retail and job creation and also address the gaps and challenges of IoT standards, security, GTM, and architecture. The Internet of Things is happening now, but we need to ensure we bring together those who will be shaping it’s evolution.