#CES2016 Internet of Things "it was insane" – IoT Innovation Episode 28

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    Sean Kinney, Managing Editor – RCR Wireless News: Chris Hare, CEO – nTeTe; and Steve Brumer, Partner – 151 Advisors, join host Jeff Mucci, RCR Wireless News for discussion about Internet of Things (IoT) highlights from CES 2016.
    Brumer
    – “insanely bigger , wider and deeper than ever before”
    – “not a lot of people know how to make money in IoT”
    – virtual reality was material theme
    – refused to go to external hotels for meetings. Focused on the exhibition center and the AT&T Developers Conference
    – Uber was a fantastic way to get around vegas and did great job
    – AT&T has done an amazing job building smart city ecosystems and partnerships – similar to what carriers are doing in Asia
    Below are a few quotes and comments from today’s discussion.
    Chris Hare
    – Vegas and CES can’t cope with anymore growth
    – Woke up and realized he was a car show
    – 27,000 versions of fit bit
    – Lots of people throwing IoT products against the way to see what will stick
    – Industrial IoT appears to be leading the way in terms of viable business plans
    – Spent very little time on the convention floor
    – One SIM card and one carrier relationship are increasingly important for carriers and industrial IoT players
    Sean Kinney
    – “Only 358 days until 2017CES – mark your calendar”
    – Wearables moving towards services that deliver meaningful and insight value to consumers
    – Industrial IoT players were there and appears to be ready to grow
    – AT&T is connecting their digital home applications with their connected car “Drive” application
    – Would not be surprised to see many of the autonomous vehicles being focused on fleet applications
    Other key themes include:
    – Distributed IoT architectures and computing activity by intel, Mediatek that includes security at the chip level
    – IoT gateway product companies were touting security and encryption. Six months ago, security was behind the gateway; whereas, the trend seems to be moving towards integrating the security into the gateway