Earlier this month at the Freescale Technology Forum (FTF) I was interviewed by Andy Frame from ARM about some quick thoughts on the Internet of Things (IoT). I hope you’ll appreciate that I do call out that IoT does have an issue in many minds as being a buzzword. All the marketing fluff aside, my personal experiences have shown that connectivity and greater information can have a positive impact on peoples lives. In the video I share a story of a co-worker who was in a better position to adjust his behavior and stay on track to obtaining a healthier life by using an activity tracking bracelet.
In the video I also discuss some of the challenges I think IoT devices face. If connectivity and the benefits it brings are to be successfully adopted in medical, industrial or automotive systems these challenges will need to be handled. Myself and a few of my colleagues will be on hand at the Internet of Things Developers Conference on May 7th and 8th at the Hyatt Regency in Santa Clara, CA to discuss a number of IoT relevant topics which include:
- Reducing memory footprint
- Improving battery live
- Ensuring reliable execution of critical control systems
- Addressing security needs