I'm writing live at the IOT Summit in Chicago at the W Hotel (172 W. Adams). I just listened to a presentation called The Silent Intelligence: Connecting the Data.
The gist of the presentation (which every IOT engineer should listen to) is: we are drowning in data and there is a gap between technology and reality. In another words data for the sake of it.
Another way of saying it: the analog "real" world problems are not being addressed by the digital solutions because we may not understand the problem that technology is supposed to solve.
Eliminating this situation requires the following:
- Understand the problem
- Break it Down
- Identify the Data
- Get the Data
Something to ponder....
Is our understanding of IOT too focused on building projects that generate data (i.e., website that market themselves as project libraries) rather than starting with problem solving and letting the technology follow (e.g., element14 Design Challenges)?