The role of IoT within digital transformation is significant. How? IoT introduces massive new data collection and insight perspectives from the analysis of this data. These new insight perspectives challenge the status quo of ways we currently live our lives, conduct business and how we map physical environments into digital contexts. Businesses, for example, can then use these digital contexts based on IoT sensor data and insights to inform decisions to build competitive advantage, improve customer experience and gain deep insights – alongside improvements to productivity and efficiency.
IoT implementations aligned to digital transformation objectives are more strategic and holistic – as opposed to tactical and siloed. This strategic focus can enable disruption via new business models; models that prioritise the planet over commercial gain.So in this context, IoT could, and in many cases already is, having a significant impact on current business and organisation vision, as well as strategies and user-centric engagement models.
We’re excited that TechWeek22 is right around the corner! Make sure to check out TechWeekTV on Friday 20th at 2pm to watch NZIoTA founder and chair, Kriv Naicker, present on the role of IoT within digital transformation.
What’s Happening at IoT Alliance?
Smart Cities Working Group
The NZ IoT Alliance, in collaboration with The Smart Cities Council Australia New Zealand, have proposed the establishment of a working group to bring together the Internet of Things solution ecosystem for smart cities. This will enable more liveable, workable and sustainable cities, towns and regions across Aotearoa New Zealand.
The purpose of this Working Group is to investigate and promote the IoT innovation being developed in New Zealand in order to support smarter cities, connect key stakeholders to drive this innovation, and grow the NZ IoT Alliance ecosystem.
The group has been formulated specifically to address the following:
- To advance the use and adoption of IoT technology to help build smarter cities,
- To promote smart city solutions being developed by the IoT ecosystem within New Zealand, and
- To connect and grow the IoT solution provider ecosystem in New Zealand.
If you have an interest in being part of growing our IoT Smart City ecosystem in New Zealand please contact us to join our working group.
Cyber Security Working Group
Cyber security is fast becoming one of the most sought after skills in the tech space. It’s estimated that there are currently 3.5 million unfilled cyber security jobs currently available globally. From threats of software attacks, intellectual property theft, cloud and network hacking, as well as data and information extortion, it’s no wonder that in this ever-increasing datacentric world this market is exploding in demand.
Innovative data capturing technology powered by IoT continues to be vulnerable to security risks. Our cyber security working group aims to investigate the current cyber security issues in the IoT space and explore current and emerging solutions being developed in New Zealand.
If you wish to be part of growing our IoT cyber security ecosystem and join our working group, please contact us for more information.
Ngā mihi nui,
Alison Mackie, NZ IoT Alliance Executive Director
If you are interested in becoming more involved in the NZ IoT Alliance, we welcome your interest in participating in our working groups or joining our executive council. Please feel free to reach out to our Executive Director, Alison Mackie, for more information.