IDC and Conferenz are proud to collaborate to bring a new and improved Internet of Things Conference to New Zealand.
The 2015 Internet of Things conference will focus on practical benefits and IoT business values for New Zealand businesses. We aim to provide a knowedge-sharing environment where companies can learn from each other and understand how to benefit from IoT applications.
3 reasons to attend:
- Gain actionable insights to enable real business transformation
- Be inspired by understanding how to leverage the potential of connected devices and connected businesses
- Connect and collaborate with NZ leaders who are already leveraging IoT technology
Previous conference attendees have included:
From the following companies:
• ASB Bank
• Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development
• Auckland Transport
• Beca Limited
• BP New Zealand
• Facilities Management Association of New Zealand
• Fonterra Co-operative Group
• Gallagher Group
• Honda New Zealand
• Loyalty NZ
• Lumley General Insurance
• National Technology Institute
• New Zealand Management Academies
• New Zealand Technology Industry Association
• Orion Health
• Philips New Zealand
• Sky Network Television
• Tower New Zealand
• Wanganui District Council
• Z Energy
Agenda: Day 1
|8.00||Registration and coffee|
|8.45||Welcome from the organisers|
|8.50||Opening remarks from the Chair|
|9.00||International Keynote Speaker: Spoiler Alert: Everyone will need an IoT business plan|
Everyone is talking about the Internet of Things, but most are still trying to understand what the IoT will mean for them. Tackling the IoT from the point of connecting an unconnected object to your network is like skiing down a mountain just after an avalanche warning has been issued – you know that you have to go fast to stay ahead of the eventual outcome, but you really can’t articulate why you thought it was a good idea in the first place. With the IoT, we know that significant widespread business and industry disruption is about to come down on us, but many can’t present the ROI case for it, beyond saying that it seems like it should be done. This presentation will lay the foundation of how to build the case for a corporate-wide IoT initiative that will require your company’s CxO suite all to be on the same page – that’s how important the IoT will be to you, your customers, competitors, your IT partners and your employees. Are you ready for the IoT avalanche?
Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President of Enterprise Systems and Fellow for the Internet of Things, IDC
|9.40||The smart enterprise – Defining your IoT roadmap|
• Funding your IoT initiatives by driving cost savings and revenues
• Assessing commercial feasibility and monetisation of IoT
• Enabling disruptive business models
Douglas Bellin, Global Senior Manager Manufacturing, Cisco Systems
Matthew Treeby, Commercial Marketing Manager South Pacific, Rockwell Automation
|10.20||Morning break & refreshments|
|10.40||IoT 2.0: The Future of Things|
IoT is not about things – it’s about data.
The Internet of Things is set to revolutionise business as we know it.
In this session, Microsoft and Stellar will provide a glimpse into the future of IoT to help you capitalise on the vast opportunity and avoid unnecessary cost & complexity in your business.
Myles Matheson, Solution Specialist, Microsoft
Travis Barker, Consulting Partner, Stellar Consulting
|11.20||Delivering higher value propositions by delighting your customers|
• Creating stronger bonds between you and your customers
• Showcasing real life experiences that have created value for consumers
• Engaging with your audience – Turning customers into advocates
Wayne Pick, Executive Creative Director, Colenso BBDO
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|11.50||Case Study: Enabling new ways to achieve better productivity and profitability|
• Leveraging technology to create a consumer-driven, integrated value chain for red meat in New Zealand
• Delivering sustainable benefits to all participants - farmers, processors, marketers and consumers
• Differentiating services and products to enable Kiwi products to compete internationally
Andrew van Bunnik, Marketing Manager, FarmIQ
FarmIQ is one of the Ministry for Primary Industry’s Primary Growth Partnerships
|12.20||Panel Discussion: Understanding the impact of IoT on organisations|
• Does IoT provide platforms for delivering new avenues for business value?
• Implementing effective partnerships and collaboration with key stakeholders
• Supply chain efficiencies - Enabling smarter convergence between IT and business processes
• Fast ROI through IoT: smart building solutions delivering value in the near term
Matty Blomfield, CEO, Hacktivate
Carrie MacGillivray, Program Vice President Mobile Services IoT and Network Infrastructure, IDC
Moderator Hal Josephson, Founder, MediaSense
No Presentations were used
|3.20||Afternoon break & refreshments|
|4.20||Closing Keynote Speaker|
Do we need an internet of skills?
• Exploring futures of IoT in New Zealand
• Managing the multiple layers - people, processes and things
• Opportunities and obstacles for the IoT and business transformation
Dr. Erika Pearson, Technology commentator and lecturer, Otago University
|5.00||Summary remarks from the Chair and Networking Drinks|
IoT Adoption in NZ: Breaking down the barriers
Writer, Researcher, Analyst. Accredited NPS Practitioner
As a business leader you’re probably already familiar with the Internet of Things (IoT). You have an understanding of the IoT ecosystem – devices, connectivity, platforms, applications, analytics and security. But ponder this question – if your twelve-year-old child, or seventy-year-old mum asks you “What is the Internet of Things? Why is it important?” how would you answer?
You could say that the IoT ecosystem allows people to remotely control, locate, and track everyday things. That organisations use IoT solutions to solve problems, improve processes, and provide insights to cut costs and increase revenue. But that’s a rather generic and boring explanation, your twelve year old is fidgeting and your mum has fallen asleep.
You could tell them stories about how innovative organisations are coming up with amazing uses for IoT. Globally, businesses are using IoT across verticals to manage energy use and reduce carbon footprint. Biometric wearables assist healthcare providers to diagnose and manage patients. Utility companies and their customers benefit from smart metering. Data driven crop insights from smart tractors are transforming agriculture. Attaching RFID tags to cattle is changing the shape of herd management. At international IoT events, speakers talk about the smart city initiatives underway in Christchurch.
Now we’re getting somewhere! Your audience can envision and understand these examples. Then your twelve-year-old says “Yeah, cool story Dad, but what’s in it for me?”.
Your business stakeholders sit in a similar position. Their understanding of IoT is often driven from their experience of consumer IoT products. Consumer IoT is at the top of the hype curve right now. Fitness bands, connected temperature sensors and smart fridges and washing machines fuel the hype. When you talk about IoT at work what you don’t want is your stakeholders imagining conversations between their household appliances. You want a shared understanding of how IoT based solutions can improve revenue, cut costs and provide insight.
Barriers to IoT Adoption in New Zealand
In New Zealand, IDC research has shown that the biggest barriers to adoption of IoT/M2M solutions are:
- A difficulty in quantifying the benefits of the solution
- Illustrating a return on investment within an acceptable timeframe.
Conceptually, IoT solutions stack up, but sometimes not enough existing information is available to state business case numbers with confidence. With device costs plummeting as the technologies mature, the ROI problem is usually more about quantifying the benefits of IoT rather than the costs to deliver it.
Overcoming Adoption Barriers
IoT solutions are not one-size-fits-all. Business and technical stakeholders need to be clear on defining the problem that needs to be solved. It’s not about stating that a process takes too long, and that automation will make it faster. It is about defining that human errors in the process cause rejected orders which results in order cancellations and customer churn. The problem to be solved is not the time the process takes. The problems are customer churn and non-productive employee time spent fixing rejected items. Your goal is not to get to 100% correct orders processed in an average of x minutes. You are seeking 0% customer dissatisfaction and 0% wasted employee time. Those are the true measures of the success of your IoT solution.
Solving problems with IoT requires a consultative approach and specific vertical knowledge to draw out requirements. Stakeholders are buying an outcome: a better process, meaningful insights, improved awareness, or safety. IoT is still maturing, and even as it does, standard out of the box solutions may not always solve your organisation's unique problems.
Fortunately, the number of global and local case studies are growing, especially in more mature IoT solutions such as smart metering. Still, a small investment into a rock solid proof of concept will give you confidence that the solution will solve the problem. It will provide tangible results to populate your business case and give you some great stories to influence your stakeholders.
Whilst IoT solutions need to focus on solving business problems, your IoT ecosystem design should ensure you can leverage your investment with agility. How you utilise components of an IoT solution to meet a business need may need to be bespoke, but the architectural building blocks should be standard. Get your architecture right and your business case for later solutions becomes a whole heap easier.
Understand your organisation’s barriers to IoT adoption, and take action to break down those barriers. You’ll ensure your people have a common understanding of the problem that needs to be solved and the pragmatic benefits of IoT for them. You’ll help to build knowledge and expertise in your IoT processes and you’ll illustrate the importance of standard building blocks to create multiple custom solutions. By overcoming adoption barriers, you'll lead your organisation towards a truly connected business.
IDC's New Global IoT Decision Maker Survey Quantifies the IoT Opportunity
Managing Director Australia & New Zealand at IDC
While the Internet of Things (IoT) continues to evolve and expand, moving from the planning stage to execution, the momentum is quantifiable. According to a new global IoT decision maker survey from International Data Corporation (IDC), 73% of respondents have already deployed IoT solutions or plan to deploy in the next 12 months.
IDC's research shows that the enterprise opportunity is where the IoT potential resides both in terms of spending and the number of endpoints connected. "IoT momentum continues to grow and our survey shows that it is seen as strategic to the enterprise," said Vernon Turner, Senior Vice President and Research Fellow - Internet of Things.
IoT awareness is gaining traction in the retail and manufacturing industries with 56% and 53% of respondents (respectively) showing high awareness of the IoT. In addition, a full 58% of respondents consider the IoT a strategic initiative, with a further 24% viewing it as transformative. The healthcare industry leads the field with 72% of respondents identifying IoT as strategic, followed by transportation and manufacturing at 67% and 66%, respectively. Government lags behind in overall awareness and often needs clarification around the IoT basics.
"IDC's 2015 survey shows the regional differences in terms of awareness, adoption, and plans for implementation," added Carrie MacGillivray, Vice President, IoT & Mobile. "With nearly 2,500 survey respondents from 15 countries, including the United States, Brazil, China, India, and Germany, we are able to provide quantifiable evidence that the Internet of Things is a not just a concept, but a real global accelerator of the 3rd Platform."
Additional findings from IDC's IoT decision maker survey include:
- Similar to last year's survey findings, security remains a leading challenge, but now upfront and ongoing costs have become the top challenges.
- While considered leaders in the IoT, hardware vendors lost ground in 2015 as software vendors are overtaking equipment vendors.
- IoT processing at the edge of the network (compared to processing back at the enterprise) is a clear requirement and will challenge many IoT architecture designs.
- The retail industry remains an underdog, but shouldn't go unnoticed now, or over the next 24 months.
IDC's 2015 Global IoT Decision Maker Survey was conducted in July and August 2015 and included 2,350 respondents. The data was weighted by GDP and included enterprises with 500+ employees (with no more than 30% of respondents representing 500-999 employees). At least 50% of respondents had at least heard the term IoT. Respondents were required to be involved in IT and/or business decisions at their company (50/50 split of these respondents), and were director level or above
The Global IoT Decision Market Survey results were presented in a recent IDC Web Conference, Internet of Things: New Worldwide Demand Side Research on Perceptions and Plans for Adoption.