If you think the world is connected now, you ain’t seen nothing yet.
That was the gist of the opening panel on innovation this morning at ITEXPO Las Vegas. The session featured James Brehm of Compass Intelligence; Phil Edholm of PKE Consulting; Carl Ford of Crossfire Media; Larry Lisser of Embrase Business Consulting; and Peter Bernstein and Erik Linask of Technology Marketing Corp.
HTML5, M2M, WebRTC, and the move from IPv4 to IPv6 – which will support the wearable technology and connected machine movements – will all be game changers that will enable us and our stuff to be connected in a much bigger way, said Bernstein.
Ford noted a car advertisement that talks about how the vehicle can help prevent collisions, and added that high-end cars commonly have about 200 sensors.
Edholm added that smart TVs from Samsung, for example, are now also connected. He also talked about how we can expect more change in the exploding area of personal devices, which tend to see a sea change every three to four years.
“So there’s an incredible amount of change coming in terms of devices,” said Edholm.
WebRTC is a new technology that will also bring about big change, he added, saying WebRTC will do to communications what the browser and URLs did to information 20 years ago.
We are at the crux of a fundamental transformation of IT, Edholm added, which involves moving to standardized, repeatable and customized solutions.
In the process, Lisser indicated, organizations seem to want a larger measure of control. He talked about how many years when organizations first built websites, they’d commonly outsource the job. But providers like Twilio are now offering companies the platforms to build their own tools. The desire to build your own tools, rather than trying to retrofit existing tools for your own purposes, may be a generational issue, he added, suggesting that younger folks who tend to have a higher comfort level with technology will likely drive more DIY solutions going forward.
Edited by Alisen Downey