IoT Day is April 9th, 2017.  So just what is IoT Day, you might be thinking?  In a nutshell, it’s a day to celebrate, discuss and marvel at the wonders of the Internet of Things.  Started by the Internet of Things Council (an IoT think tank) in 2010, the event has grown over the past several years as the influence and impact of IoT technologies have grown. 

Don’t Miss a Special Facebook Live IoT Event 

LiveWorx and PTC will be celebrating IoT Day on Monday, April 10th with a special Facebook Live event hosted by 2 IoT experts at 1pm.  We’ll be discussing how the IoT is transforming businesses and industries worldwide, top trends, the future of IoT and where viewers can experience the latest IoT technologies and solutions in person (hint:  if you’re reading this blog post, you’re already in the right place)!  Be sure to follow both Facebook pages so you’re notified when the event starts!

Industries Benefitting the Most from IoT Technologies

As IoT Day approaches, we reflected on how far the IoT has come in recent years and which industries took the reins to forge ahead in adoption.  According to recent articles by ZDNet and Energy and Capital, the top industries benefitting from IoT technologies are:

  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive/Transportation
  • Utilities
  • Healthcare
  • Consumer Electronics
  • Oil & Gas
  • Energy

According to a January 2017 IDC report, Manufacturing made the largest IoT investments in 2016, with $178 billion total. Transportation was next with $78 billion, and Utilities third with $69 billion in IoT-related spending.

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Benefits of the IoT

Organizations can reap many benefits from the Internet of Things.  The technology can be useful in many different categories including asset tracking and inventory control, shipping and location, security, smart factories & cities, remote equipment service and predictive maintenance, connected healthcare devices, energy conservation, and improved customer experiences, just to name a few.

If you’re ready to start your business transformation by leveraging the IoT, or want to continue down the IoT path, don’t miss LiveWorx 17!  Review the Session Catalog by Education Track, Topic, Industry or Job Role to see which breakouts are most applicable to you.  With 11 tracks, 40 topics and hundreds of industry thought leaders, you’re sure to gain a year’s worth of technical education in less than a week!