Peggy talks about the growing innovations in connected healthcare like remote monitoring and virtual visits, and says that infrastructure must adapt in order to bring these capabilities and effectively transfer patient data to and from remote areas in the world. She also says the increased reliance on biosensors will have less to do with diagnosing and treating patients, but more to do with being proactive with chronic illnesses.
2 Plunging into IoT
Catherine Kniker, chief revenue officer, PTC, talks about the constant development of the popular ThingWorx platform and says it is enabling users to keep one foot in the physical world and one in digital world. She explains how the IoT is being used to unlock hidden value in simple and complex data systems, and predicts that this year many companies may take the leap from using pilot systems to full scale solutions.
3 Sharing Data on the Streets
Jerry Ullman, senior research engineer and regents fellow, Texas A&M Transportation Institute, discusses apprehensions towards autonomous vehicles and suggests that more work must be done in order for them to effectively navigate through construction work zone scenarios. He says as cars become more intelligent, they may soon be able to share information in the cloud with manufacturers to monitor pavement conditions, weather patterns, and delivery updates for drivers.
4 Solving Urban Challenges with IoT
Peggy looks at how growing populations are pushing leaders in major cities to rethink their approach to smarter infrastructure, in order to connect roads, bridges, utilities, manufacturing, and so much more. She says many one-off solutions cannot work with the rest of infrastructure, and suggests that communication will be the biggest hurdle for leaders if they want to make better decisions that keep communities safe.