IndyIoT was Nominated for a Mira Award…Here’s Why!

The Internet of Things relies on strong connections, communication and collaboration. These three C’s are what bring value to IoT, without them it is simply an intriguing theory.  To fully embrace the potential of IoT, these three C’s must be applied to devices, operators, producers, consumers and data.  The question that remains is “how”?

Mayor Scott Fadness of Fishers, Indiana speaks about the state’s primary markets: namely that we make things, move things and grow things. These broad industries, manufacturing, transportation and agriculture, happen to provide the perfect foundation for IoT innovation.  Each of these industries requires some sort of production process, machinery, and exchange process from producer to end user. When you overlay IoT solutions with these processes, you can monetize the value of production in addition to your end deliverable.

Each of these industries has seized upon the IoT revolution, developing solutions specific to their business. Truck engines can be enabled to communicate with fleet managers, machinery on the assembly line can feed data on production rates back to the operators, optimal soil saturation levels for growth can be recorded for farmers. Communication between devices/products and connections between devices and data are present in these examples.

Now imagine if the machines that plowed and tilled the soil sent readings of the saturation level, and calculated approximate yield based on the seeds laid and that saturation reading.  Then, based on that approximation, the fleet manager in charge of transporting that crop could better allocate his resources and fine tune engine performance to maximum efficiency for that load.  This interconnectedness that crosses industry lines unlocks the true potential of IoT, and it relies on collaboration.

With communication and connectivity inherent to any IoT process, collaboration becomes the final piece of the puzzle. How can we ensure that our IoT projects aren’t functioning in industry specific silos?

This is where IndyIoT comes into the mix.  Our team at ClearObject works across industries and we know all the various IoT projects underway.  We created IndyIoT to bring leaders from each industry together to share their thoughts, ongoing projects, and aspirations for IoT.  IndyIoT provides the collaborative environment for IoT leaders to meet with their counterparts in various industries and learn about new opportunities to partner and grow their own ventures.

IndyIoT was nominated for a Mira Award this year for “Best Tech Event”, and its up to YOU, the people, to vote for the ultimate victor! If you attended, enjoyed, or look forward to IndyIoT 2017…please visit http://bit.ly/VoteforIndyIoT to cast your vote.

Clare Maher

Clare Maher is the Product Marketing Manager at ClearObject. A graduate of Saint Mary’s College (#gobelles), Clare can usually be found yelling at the screen during a Notre Dame game, quoting any film ever made or touring the Indy restaurant scene.