Research

Engineers like to build things. Along the way, while developing analytics in a big data environment, I realised that my building blocks and tools weren't serving me well enough. There was a gap. So here I am, researching analytics for the Internet of Things, something potentially big, both in the sense of data and how it will impact our lives. The goal - bridge that gap and do it simply and elegantly...

Internet of Things - It's all the rage now. Depending on who you listen to, we will probably have 50 to 200 billion Internet of Things devices by 2020. What we really don't want though is a situation where we have an Internet of Useless Things and worse still a basket of remotes in which to operate each Thing. Why isn't the Internet of Things fulfilling its potential yet? Perhaps it needs a key, like the iPhone to the smartphone and mobile data era...

Analytics - Usually when the industry drives things, like what is happening with the Internet of Things now, necessity brings about cooperation. Each player probably believes they can conquer the Smart Home, the Smart Industry and the Smart City and monopolise that $6 trillion economy that McKinsey is predicting. Perhaps, though, the necessity of fusing data for analytics to truly harness the potential of the ubiquitous nature of sensors and actuators that the Internet of Things promises is what will eventually unite things.