We are ending a great 2016 at ISE, including celebrating our 14th birthday! Over the last 14 years, we have worked with many interesting companies and people. We’ve collaborated on projects locally, across the country, and across the world. We have had the privilege of being part of numerous business strategy discussions to help our partners and clients. We continue to work with both legacy and state of the art technology. Underlying it all, stands a couple of key messages that I believe have consistently helped us:
What we have to say, what you want us to hear.
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In Nicholas Carr’s 2008 book, The Big Switch (Rewiring the World from Edison to Google), he chronicled the evolution of power that helped fuel the industrial revolution. Carr wrote that steam engines and waterwheels that generated power for factories, “had to be located close to the point where their power was used.” Carr noted that factories were clustered around rivers that provided the propulsion necessary to turn the waterwheels, which in turn, powered the factories they served. Factories in the 1800’s were, “as much in the business of manufacturing energy as manufacturing goods.”
You can have an amazing system that solves all your problems, but if you feed it bad information you should expect bad results. IoT is no exception.
Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Amazon Web Services Re:Invent conference, in Las Vegas. Over 32,000 attendees and presenters from around the globe were there for the world’s largest global cloud summit. Over five days I walked nearly 68 miles between airport terminals and conference event halls, seeing over 20 talks, keynotes, and events.