This week's MIT Sloan CIO Symposium brings together MIT academics and CIOs to discuss how IT leaders can overcome some of the common hurdles to
4 IT leaders discuss IT's role in the Internet of Things
By 2020, as many as 50 billion “things” – from toasters and coffee makers to cars and medical equipment – could be connected to the Internet, according to Cisco predictions. While the explosive growth is exciting, the reality of billions of devices all sending and receiving data automatically have serious implications for IT.
We brought together four IT executives to discuss the pros and cons of an “Internet of Everything” future. How are leading organizations identifying the right opportunities while minimizing their security risks?
In this roundtable, you will:
- Learn the central questions that organizations are asking in defining an Internet of Things strategy.
- Find out why Eamon O'Kelly, vice president and industrial solutions chief information officer for TE Connectivity, is looking to open source solutions for increased scalability around the Internet of Things.
- Learn the unique way that Tom Soderstrom, chief technology and innovation officer, Office of the CIO for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, is addressing the rising demand for connected devices in the enterprise.
- Learn why Sven Gerjets, chief information officer for Time Warner Cable, questions the need for new laws and security measures to mitigate the threats of an IoT hack.
- Find out why, despite the potential risks, Cliff Tamplin, consultant and former VP of technology support and risk management for Hyatt Hotels Corporation, is optimistic about the numerous benefits that an Internet of Things future could bring to the enterprise.
Download the CIO Roundtable "The Internet of Things: Moving from vision to execution” to learn more.