Future of IoT: Key Challenges to Face


May 23, 2017 | 11:00 am–12:00 pm
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    Why watch this?

    For the IoT industry to thrive, there are three categories of challenges to overcome: technology, business, and society. The upcoming webinar will shed some on what issues to expect soon.


    The Internet of Things (IoT) represents ubiquitous connected things that gather physical data—with further processing of that data in the cloud to deliver business insights. It is the next level of automation of every process in our life, providing a huge opportunity for many players in all businesses and industries.

    The convergence of new technologies will make IoT implementation much easier and faster, which in turn will improve many aspects of our life at home and at work and in between. From refrigerators to parking spaces to smart houses, IoT is bringing more and more things into the digital fold every day, which will likely make IoT a multi-trillion dollar industry in the near future.

    Many companies see big opportunity in IoT usage because it holds the promise to drive business growth by reducing costs, risks, and theft. Enterprises start to believe that IoT can also enhance customer relationships by improving quality, productivity, and reliability within the company. Many companies are organizing themselves to focus on IoT and the connectivity of their future products and services.

    However, there are three categories of challenges that companies need to address while implementing IoT solutions:

    • technology
    • business
    • society

    Ahmed Banafa of the San Jose State University will explain what exactly the issues are, providing some tips on how to solve them.

    Join this webinar to:

    • Find out the key technical challenges—including security, connectivity, compatibility and longevity, standards and intelligent analysis, actions, etc.
    • Learn how to overcome business challenges while implementing a successful IoT solution
    • Discover the importance of social and legal challenges to thrive and utilize the maximum potential of the IoT

    About the presenter

    Ahmed Banafa

    Ahmed Banafa has extensive experience in research, operations and management, with focus on the  IoT area. He is a reviewer and a technical contributor for the publication of several technical books. Ahmed served as a faculty advisor at several well-known universities and collegesincluding the University of California, Berkeley, California State University-East Bay, San Jose State University, and University of Massachusetts. He is the recipient of several awards, including Distinguished Tenured Staff Award of 2013, Instructor of the year for 2013, 2014, and Certificate of Honor for Instructor from the City and County of San Francisco. Ahmed was named as number one tech voice to follow by LinkedIn in 2016.

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