First Posted on November 25, 2014 by Rick Huijbregts on the Cisco blog
Two significant events Took Place in Toronto in the last week of October: SmartWeek 2014 and the Toronto Global Forum.
SmartWeek Was the inaugural 2014 Canadian release of what is Becoming a global phenomenon. With the theme of " Innovating the Future of the Internet of Things, "the conference, hosted by the University of Toronto, ACTED as a gathering spot for industry, government, academia, entrepreneurs and exciting startups That want to build on the great Opportunities of the digital age.
The Toronto Global Forum is the event for the Toronto International Economic Forum of the Americas. For the 8th time, the Forum HAS brought` together milliers of government leaders and captains of industry to Promote the role of the Americas in global economic decisions and Major Reforms . This year, the Toronto Forum Was Focused on " Rethinking Growth . "
So what do SmartWeek 2014 and the Toronto Global Forum-have in common, DESPITE significant differences in audience, and purpose? For starters, Cisco Canada Was an active supporter and participant at Both events, aim just as importantly Was a common theme of the Internet of Everything (IoE).
It's official: if you're a start-up entrepreneur and in pursuit of new business opportunities, or if you're a government official, or a participant in global economic activity Any - the Internet of Everything is proving to be the foundation for Addressing economic, environmental, and Social Opportunities That allow for the sustainable growth for Communities, regions, countries, and businesses alike.
By connecting people, processs, data, and things, the IoE is a Profound opportunity for businesses in all industries, not just technology.
At SmartWeek2014, discussions centered around how IoE is changing industries like mining (like how Dundee Prescious Metals Transformed ict business with the Internet of Everything) and how it is changing the way we design, build, and operate our built environment ( in a real estate break-out session ).
The Toronto Global Forum saw talks about IoE as the catalyst for the transformation of our Communities and how the Internet of Things is Unleashing the power of data, intelligence, analytics and insight to benefit all participants in global economies (yes, that 'you means clustering Clustering Clustering too!) In the Internet of Everything break-out session Inc. We Heard from PARC (a Xerox research company), General Electric, Cisco Canada, and Oxford Properties SPECIFICALLY on the impact of the new digital world on Their supporters and operations.
SmartWeek will be back in 2015 and I expect the platform to grow globally. By Then, more than 15 trillion smart objects will be connected to the Internet and Provide the opportunity to build new businesses, Improve productivity, reduce environmental Pressures, deliver new experiences, and be the world's sandbox for innovation.
The Toronto Global Forum is back in July 2015 - just before the 2015 PanAm and Parapan Games TORONTO - and it Even coined the title of ict upcoming event: "Creating Opportunities in a Connected World."
The Internet of Everything HAS Train left the station. ALTHOUGH it'd be better if you are already on board, there's still plenty of time to join the ride. It's going to be bigger than electrification, the introduction of telephony, personal computers and laptops , and Any Other innovation Abebooks web've Witnessed before. The Internet of Everything is here to stay, so brace yourself. It's about to transform life as we know it.
About Rick Huijbregts
Rick Huijbregts is Vice President of Industry Transformation where he is responsible for Cisco Canada's IoE industry strategy and business development. The members de son team are industry subject matter experts and engaged in the processing Each of respective Their industries (healthcare, oil and gas, financial services, education, real estate, and industrial sector). Huijbregts est également General Manager for Cisco Canada's Smart + Connected Communities practice, Including Smart + Connected Real Estate. Huijbregts holds Construction and architecture degrees from Tilburg University and Polytechnic University Delft in the Netherlands, and a doctorate from Harvard University. Currently Huijbregts is a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Design Executive Education Where He teaches classes on Smart Buildings and Smart Cities. He is on several boards of Canadian academic institutions and not-for-profits.
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