What We Learned at IoT 2017

What We Learned at IoT 2017

The good people at the global Internet of Things (IoT) elected to save the IT professionals from the snowstorm of the season by bringing the 4-day, high-energy, high-value conference to sunny South Florida. The IoT Expo was held at the Fort Lauderdale Convention center and succeeded in bringing in experts in a wide variety of verticals — including security, manufacturing, infrastructure, hardware, software, and venture capital. Our own staff from Octagon Technology Staffing was in attendance and we enjoyed learning about machine learning, big data, and the monetization of “smart technology.”

Indeed, a majority of the attendants felt that IoT is finally ready to start monetizing in the contemporary global market. Expect to see IP addresses in everything — from your car as you go through the drive through, to your credit card, to the tritely used example of a smart coffee machine. Expect to see companies cashing in. Expect to see businesses getting converted and sold on the idea that they need to upgrade their “dumb” systems, and that it makes sense to do so. And — if you’re a recruiter, expect to see higher demand for jobs that require analysis of all the influx of data that will be coming in as a result.

“Data scientist” is the hot word on everyone’s lips right now. Data scientists can assess company KPIs, and project the success of trends and campaigns that an organization is looking to initiate. 2017 is the year the internet of things will move into the mainstream as it enters into our businesses and personal lives. We’d like to give a shout-out to Ken Briodagh for being a gracious host! 

To see a case study of how Octagon Technology Staffing can staff data scientists, read on. We are always searching for qualified candidates in data & analytics, cloud computing, network & telecommunications, cyber-security and IoT. To see a list of our open jobs click here!

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